The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, December 17, 1903, Image 1

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S. F. BLYTHB SON, Publishers.
B. T. Bl.YTHE. .. N, HI.YTIIE.
Terms ol subscription $1.00 a year when paid
In sdvance.
The p'itofllce I open dully between I in.
a-d A p. m ; Sunday rum Vi to 1 o'clock. Malls
I r the Eut close at n:ai a. m. una 9 p. m; lor
tbe em at 7:10 a. m. and 1:40 p. m.
The carrier! on R. F. 1). rnutci No. 1 and No.
1 leave the postoltlce at 8:3o daily. Mail leaven
For Mt. Hood, daily at 12:M p. in.; arrives,
a. tn.
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dayi at 6 p. m.
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aays at o p. m.
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rives at 8:4 a. m.
j AMERICA Meeta second ami Fourth Mon
eys in each month in K. of 1'. hall.
H. J. Frehkuk k, C. R.
8. F. FouTfl, Financial Secretary.
AK GROVE COUNCIL No. 142, OltliKR or
J FENDO Meets the Second and Fourth
Irldaysof the month. Visitor cordiallv wel
comed. F. U. Bkosiis, lounsollor,
11 ins Nkllik Clark, Secretary.
0 It DE R O FWA8H I N OTON liood River
Union No. 142. meets in Odd Fellows' hall
second and fourth Saturdays in each month,
7:8U o'clock. E. L. Itoon, l'resideut.
V. V. IUkin, Secretary.
I 87, 1. 0. O. F.-Meets first and third Fri
ays in each mouth.
Miss Edith Moots, N. O.
L. E. Morse, Secretary.
SANBY POST, No. 16, G. A. R -Meets at A.
O. V. W. Hall second and fourth Saturdays
each month at 2 o'clock p. m. All U. A. R.
members invited to meet wim ,n.
W, II. I'krky, ( oi.'mander,
T. J. Cunning, Adjutant.
pANBY W. R. C, No. 16 Meets second and
J fourth Saturdays o each month in A. O, U.
W. hall at 2 p. m. Mrs. Fanmk Hmlky, Pres.
Mrs. T. J. t'ANNINU, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER LOIKiE No. leo, A. F. and A
M. Meets Saturday evening on or before
each full moon. Wm . M. VATta, W. M.
C. D. Thompson, Secretary.
Meets third Friday night of each month.
G. K. Castnkr, II. P.
A. 8. Blowers, Secretary.
XI Meets second and fourth Tuesday even
bigs of eaon month. Visitors cordially w in
to med. Mrs. May Yaibs, W. M,
Mas, Mast B. Davidson, Secretary.
LETA ASSEMBLY No. 103, United Artisans,
Meets first and third edncsila.s, work;
second and fourth Wednesdays social ; Arti
sans hall. F. (J. Bkosus, M. A.
F. B. Barnis, Secretary.
WAUCOMA LODGE, No. 80, K. of P. Meets
in K. of P. hall every Tuesday night.
F. L. Davidson, U. C.
KIVER81DE LODGE. No. 68, A. O. V. W.
Meets first and third Salurdavs of each
month. F. B. Barnks, W. M.
E. R. Bradley, Financier.
Chesteb Shuts, Recorder.
Meeta lu Fraternal hall every Thursday
ght. Geo. W. Thompson, N. O.
J. L, Henderson, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER TENT, No. 19, K . O. T. M.,
meets at A. O. U. W. hall ou the first and
third Fridays of each month.
Walter Gkkkino, Commander.
O. E. Williams, Secretary.
HONOR, A. O. U. W.-Meets first and
third Saturdays at P. M.
Kate M. Frederick, C. of H.
In Annie Smith, Recorder.
"IT OO D RIVER CAMP, No. 7,702, M. W. A..
11 meets in Odd Fellows' Hall the first and
third Wednesdays of each month.
J. R. Rkes, V. C.
C. U. Dakin, Clerk.
J.-lDEN ENCAMPMENT No. 48, I. O. O. F.
'j Regular meeting second and fourth Mon
ays of each mouth. W. O. Ash, C. P.
. L. Henderson, Scribe.
Specialist on Crown aud Bridge Work.
Telephones: Office, 281; residence, 91.
Office over Bank Bldg. Hood River, Oregon
Cold crowns and bridge work and all kinds of
Up-to-Date Dentistry.
accessor to Dr. M. F. Shaw.
Calls promptly answered In town or ooantrT,
Day or Night.
Telephones: Residence, 611; Office, 618.
Office over Reed's Grocery.
J T. WATT, it. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephones: Office, 3S1; residence, 283.
8URQEON 0. R. 4 N. CO.
attorney-atlaw. abstracter, no
tary PUBLIC and REAL
For Si years a resident of Oregon and Wash
ington. Has had many years experience in
Real Estate matters, aa abstractor, searcher of
titles and egeuk Satisfaction guaranteed or
no charge.
Estimates furnished fur a! iuds of
work. Repairing a specia'r v. A :1 kinds
of shop work. Shop on n!s Street,
between First and Second.
Abstracts Furnished. Money Loaned.
Hood River, Oregon.
'Fbone Central, or 131.
OfEot Honrs: 10 to 11 A. M. ; I to S
and 6 to 7 P. M.
IV) a general banking business.
Comprehensive Review of the Import
ant Happenings of the Past Week,
' Presented In Condensed Form, Most
Likely to Prove Interesting to Our
Many Readers.
A Santo Dominican plot to kill Min
iater Powell has been unearthed.
Southern friends of Ilanna still have
hopes that he will run for president
Mayor Collins, Democrat, has been
re-elected mayor of Boston by a large
plurality,. ;
J. Henry Booth, receiver of the Rose'
bnrg, Oregon, land office will not be
Chicago citizens have organized to
put an end to the lawlessness which
reigns there.
A Connecticut bank cashier, whose
accounts are short, on being surprised
by the bank examiner, committed sui
cide. President Loubet, of France, will
visit Rome in April.
The remains of Herbert Spencer, the
philosopher, were cremated.
Marines from the cruiser Prairie
have been landed at Colon and sent to
Panama. .
The Utah fuel company says any
miner who desires to return to work
must give up the union.
Senator Bailey holds that the Cuban
reciprocity bill is invalid because it did
not originate in the house.
Rev. Edward Everett Hale, of Bos
ton, has been appointed chaplain of the
senate for the session beginning Janu
ary 1,
Senator Foster has introduced a bill
dividing Washington into two judicial
districts, north and south. His bill
places Seattle in one district and Ta-
coma and Spokane in the other.
The cotton mills at Adams and North
Adams, Mass., and Norwich, Conn.,
have made a 10 per cent reduction in
wages. The order affects 6,000 opera
tives. G.M.Stuart is likley to bj reap
pointed postmaster at Seattle.
Comment at St. Peterbsurg'onTtoose
velt's message is very friendly.
An election of delegates to prepare a
constitution has been called in Panama.
W. J. Bryan and son, who are tour
ing Europe, held an audience with the
United States Senator Clark, of Mon
tana, is much improved and should lie
out in three weeks.
Secretarv Hitchcock mav remove J.
Henry Booth, register of the Roseburg,
Oregon, land office.
John W. Proctor, president of the
civil service commission, died very sud
denly in Washington.
The senate committee on privileges
and elections will ask Smoot to reply
to the charges made against him.
The national Republican committee
has chosen Chicago as the convention
city and fixed June 21 as the date.
President Harirman 'announces that
Union Pacific cars will soon run into
General MacArthur is accredited
with predicting war with Germany in
the near future.
A nineteen-year-old Vermont love
sick boy aided a woman to slay her
husband so he could get a home.
Many charges are pouring in against
Asa B. Thompson, suspended receiver
of the La Grande, Oregon, land office.
A light engine and passenger train
collided near Steubenville, Ohio. One
person was killed and 15 others in
Queen Alexandra had a very narrow
escape from death by fire. She wat
asleep when a blaze broke out in her
bed room.
The house has received resolutions to
impeach Fedearl Judge Swayne, ol
Florida, and has ordered a committee
to investigate.
The federal grand jury at Omaha
has indicted State Senator Lowe foi
selling a postoffice position and promi
nent cattlemen for fencing public do
The attending physicians certify that
Herbert Spencer died of simile decay.
The appointment of General Wood to
become major general has again been
sent to the senate.
Another unsuccessful attempt has
been made with the Langley flying ma
chine. The airship Is lying at the bot
tom of the Potomac river, a total
Indiana scholars cut a hole in the ice
of a pond near the school house and af
ter tying the feet of the teacher placed
her in the water. She was rescued
half an hour later nearly dead.
fAt the inauguration ol Governor
Bic-kham, of Kentucky, some of hit
enemies turned loose 20 sknnks in the
vicinity of the capitol in an endeavor
to break up the crowd witnessing the
An independent company to fight the
beef trust it to be established in St
After an elapse of IS months the
Tracy reward is to be paid by the state
of Washington.
Penrose Would Also Amend Postal Law
to Reach Qet-Rlch-Qulck Men.
Washington, Dec. 17. Two bills
have been introduced in the senate by
Senator Penrose, designed to strengthen
the laws regulating the use of mails
One is aimed at the "get-rich-quick"
concerns and guessing contests, aud in
cludes the District of Columbia and
"all territory within the jurisdiction of
the United States" in the law forbid
ding the use of mails for the transmis
sion of lottery tickets. The bills were
drawn in the law division of the post-
office department. The act of 1890 for
bidding lotteries is amended by inserr-
ing the following language in the pro
hibitory section :
"Or any person, or company, con
ducting any competition or contest in
volving the award of prizes, ana Dasea
upon the relative accuracy of guesses
or estimates; or conducting any
schemes Or device for betting, wagering
or making pools upon horse races or
other similar contests.
This amendment is held to be neces-
sary by reason of the attorney general
holding that contests which involve
the award of prizes obtained upon the
relative- accuracy of guesses or estimates,
as to the number of votes in a political
election or the number of beans that a
certain jar contains, etc., are not in vi
olation of the present lottery laws.
It is sought by the amendment alto
to protect the public against fraud, as
well as to suppress gambling which ac
companies betting on horses. Betting
on horse races has been held not to be
within the purview of the lottery laws.
Consequently it is held that the only
way by which these turf investment
schemes can be suppressed under ex
isting laws is upon the ground of fraud,
in which caes it is extremely difficult
to obtain sufficient evidence to warrant
an action. Such evidence cannot be
obtained in any event until after the
scheme has been in operation some time,
and after the company has in its pos
session thousands of dollars of the peo
ple's money.
Williams Also Wants Over-Issue of
Stocks Prevented.
Washington, Dec. 17. Representa
tive Williams, of Mississippi, has intro
duced a concurrent resolution in the
house proposing an amendment to the
constitution to give congress power to
collect taxes on incomes, and providing
that such tax shall not be construed to
be a direct tax within the meaning ol
the constitution. Mr. Williams also
introduced the following bills:
To put on the free list, when coming
from countries which permit identical
products of ours to enter free, hides of
all animals, leather of all sorts, boots,
shoes, saddles and harness.
To prevent individuals or corpora
tions engaged in interstate commerce
from making it a condition of sale of
their products that the purchaser shall
not sell or deal in products of any oth
er persons, firms or corporations.
To prevent the over issue of stock by
corporations or combinations of corpor
ations and defining such over issues as
"public cheating."
Requiring the payment of interest
on public funds deposited with banks.
Panama Will Propose Three Millions of
Canal Money Be Used.
Washington, Dec. 17. The state
ment from London that England, Hol
land and Germany had decided to in
sist that the new republic of Panama
must assume a part of Columbia's for
eign debt, brought an interesting re
port here today. It is understood that
the purpose of Minister Buna-Varri la's
recent visits to the state department
have been to make an agreement on
this very point. It is said that he has
prepared, and will probably sign, in a
few days, an agreement by which the
Panama republic binds itself to Colom
bia, for application on her foreign debt,
one-third of the $10,000,000 which the
United States is to pay Panama. Such
an agreement would be very satisfactory
to the United States government, which
is inclined to believe Panama, as a mat
ter of equity, at least, should assume a
portion of Colombia's debt.
Montana Timber Stolen.
Butte, Dec. 17. Certain members of
the Mormon colony in the Big Horn
Basin, Wyo., just across the Montana
border from Red Lodge, are charged
with wholesale thefts of timber from
the public domain in Montana, accord
ing to a communication addressed to
United States District Attorney Carl
Risch last night'by the county commis
sioners of Carbon county, Motnana.
The Mot m ms are accused of devastat
ing hetvy forests in Pryor mountain
and having sawmills in the midst of
the timber on government land.
Hodsoa Miners Determined.
Stockton, Cal., Dec. 17. There is a
possibility that the local military com
panies may be called to Hodson, owing
to strike conditions there, which are
believed to be getting serious. A spec
ial telephone message Jo the Mail today
from Secretary Godlove of the Royal
mine at Hodson, stating that there was
held a big meeting of the strikers last
night and that the strikers had threat
ened to take forcible possession of the
Canal Treaty la New York.
New York, Dec. 17. Tne steamer
City of Washington arrived today from
Colon, bringing the signed copy of the
canal treaty with the republic of Tana
ma. The treaty was in a metal box in
charge of the purser, who turned it
over to a representative of trie govern
ment on arrival at the dock. There
as no news of importance reported by
the officers and passengers.
Amounts, However, Will Be Small Work
Now Under Way Will Oct the Bulk of
It-New Projects Are Doomed Co
lumbia River and Oregon Coast Will
Be Recognized.
Washington, Dec. 16. The fact that
the river and harbor committee of the
house today held a preliminary meet
ing and decided to enter upon a series
of hearings of representatives from the
leading states of the United States that
are in need of further appropriations
for their harbors and waterways, is
taken to indicate that a river and har
bor bill will be passed at the present
session. The opinion generally pre
vails, however, that such a bill to se
cure approval of the house leaders,
must make a comparatively small ap
propriation, and provide principally for
continuing work previously begun,
which would include all Columbia river
uiuiuveiiieuiB nut uuteu uare ui m me
sundry civil bill, as wel'
as thp more
important work along the Oregon coasts
that are now in course of (onstruction.
It is probable the bill will make pro
vision lor surveys, but ry little in
the way of out and out new appropria
Improving Upper Columbia.
Washington, Dec. 16. tepresenta-
tive Cushman today introduced a bill
directing the secretary of wai to locate,
survey ana begin tne construction of a
wagon road over the most direct route
from Valdes to Eagle City Alaska.
He also introduced bills authorizing
surveys of several rivers and , harbors,
with a view to their further Smprove
ment, as follows: Upper Columbia,
between Wenatchce and Kettle Falls,
Chehalis river, between Aberdeen and
Montesano, Everett harbor, Helling
ham bay and South Bend harbois.
Warren Introduce a Bill to Make It Op
erative Ten Years Longer.
Washington, Dec. 16. The Carey
act, under which Oregon and several
other Western states have undertaken
the irrigation of lands under contract,
expires by limitation on August 18,
1904, and after that date no new con-
traits can be made, although in casee
where lands ' are segregated prior to
that date contracts covering such lands
remain in full force. In compliance
with a memorial of the Wyoming state
legislature, Senator Warren today in
troduced a bill extending the provis
ions of the Carey act until August 18,
Senator Warren also introduced a bill
giving water companies and railroadi-
right of ways for constructing and
maintaining reservoirs and pipe lines
across the public domain where water
conveyed by such lines is to be used for
railroad, public and domestic purposes.
The bill gives constructors of such
pipe lines right and use of timber from
public lands adjacent to the right of
PAY OP 150,000 CUT.
Steel Trust Orders a Oeneral Reduction
ot Wages.
New York, Dec. 16. The statement
was made today by a leading official of
the United States steel corporation
that, beginning January 1, 1904, about
90 per cent of the employes of the cor
poration will suffer wage reductions
ranging from 5 to 20 per cent. This
eduction will affect about 150,000
workmen in the various grades of the
subsidary companies. The remaining
10 per cent of the employes are mem
bers of the Amalgamated association of
iron, steel and tinworkers, whose wage
schedule runs to July 1, 1904. The
finance committee of the steel corpora
tion has, it is understood, under consid
eration the dismissal of many high sal
aried employes, in addition to those al
ready discharged, but no statement on
this point was forthcoming today. It
was ascertained that, barring some un
forseen technicalities, employes of the
corporation who participated in the
profit sharing plan will, in the coming
month, receive a $5 dividend.
Strikes Blow at Unionism.
Chicago, Dec. 16. The invasion of
the municipal service by labor anions
was today ordered brought to a halt by
Mayor Harrison. "In the mechanical
branches of the city's service," said
the mayor, "where the employe is
simply a workman, it is all right for
him to belong to a union, but where
the man belongs to a department, like
the firemen or the policemen, he has
no right to have a divided allegi
ance. He must owe all allegiance
to onlv one master the city of
Relief to American Shipowners.
Washington, Pec. 16. Representa
tive Jones today introduced a bill ex
tending to the owners of American ves
sels that were seized in Bchring sea,
some years ago, the right to go into the
court to prove their claims for dam-
sees. The Canadian government ex
tended this privilege to owners of Ca
nadian vessels, but the Americans have
not enjoved this privilege since the re
jection of their claims by the interna
tional commissionjn loHS.
Want Panama ta Share Debt.
London, Pec. 16. The correspondent
of the Morning Leader at The Hagne
says it is reported there that both Hol
land and Great Britain insist that the
republic of Panama shall assume lis
bility for 115,000,000 of the Colom-
taa wwva
Passenger Train Is Derailed on a
High Bridge.
Ottumwa, la., Dec. 16. Five per
sons were killed and 10 injured in a
wreck this morning on the Chicago,
Burlington & Quincy road, three miles
west of Albia, la. The westbound pas
senger train was in some manner de
railed while running onto the Cedar
creek bridge, and five cars were wrecked
by collision with thesteel giders of the
bridge. ,
The wreckage immediately took fire,
and several victims were badly burned.
Mildred Mitchen, the little 3 year-
old child of Mrs. W. E. Mitchen, was
hung to one of the bridge girders and
burned to death before the eyes of the
uninjured passengers and trainmen.
When the train was derailed just be
fore reaching the bridge, the sides of
the cars struck the bridge and were
torn out. The live coals from the
stove were scattered throughout the
cars. Ihe Mitchen child fell through
the bottom of the car, its clothing
catching to the girder, when it cried
loudly for its mother, who had been
instantly killed in the wreck. The
cars and the bridge were in a few sec
onds a mass of flames and the child was
burned to a crisp before aid could
reach it.
Just what caused the accident is a
mystery. As soon as the engineer
noticed there was something wrong, he
applied the air brakes, but was unable
to stop the tram. Five cars were com
pletely burned, and the remainder of
the coaches badly damaged.
The work of rescue was carried on
with difficulty, as the cars took fire im
mediately after the accident, and the
bridge is a high one. The injured
were taken to Albia and Ottumwa.
Firemen Cannot Oct Through Snow-
Switchman Frozen to Death.
Chicago, Dec. 16. This was the cold
est day in Chicago for this season of
the year since 1876. Early this morn
ing the temperature began to fall, until
at 8 A. M. it had reached 13 below
zero. The only time that this mark
has been reached in the history of the
weather bureau was December 9, 1876,
when 14 below was registered. During
the day it began to moderate an to
night it is hovering around the zero
mark, and the indications for torn irrow
are for warmer weather, with snow
On account of the cold and heavy
condition of the streets owing to the
heavy fall of snow yesterday the three
story department store of Bodzinksi &
Co., in West Twenty-second street, was
destroyed by fire today. A special call
for engines was sent in, but before they
could reach the scene of the fire
through the drifts of snow, the build
ing had been burned, causing a loss of
So far but one death, that of W il-
liam Duffy, a switchman, who was
found frozen to death in the Chicago &
Northwestern yards, has been re
ported. AID TO EFF1BNCY.
British Remount System Pleases
Oeneral Carter.
London, Pec. 16. General William
H. Carter, of th United States army,
who has been investiagting the re
mount system of the British army,
with a view to reporting to the general
staff of the United States army, had a
farewell interview with II. O. Arnold-
Foster, British secretary of war, yester
day. He will leave England tomorrow
for the Transvaal.
Every facility has been afforded Gen
eral Carter here and he expresses his
appreciation of the friendly spirit of
the war officials, and especially of the
remount bureau, which arranged for
his investigations. At Aldershott a
squadron of the celebrated Fourteenth
Hussars and a battery of the horse ar
tillery were paraded before General
Carter, who highly praised these or
ganizations and particularly the quality
of their horses.
The general thinks the excellence of
the British cavalry and horse artillery
is due to the system of supplying re
mounts and to the efficiency of the
corps of riding masters.
General Carter visited Woolwich and
Sandhurst. He does not think these
establishments compare very favorably
with the military academy at west
Point, but he says the results obtained
are more satisfactory.
Engine Pulls Down Train.
Madrid, Dec. 16. While running at
top speed today the express train from
Malaga for this city jumped the track
near Cabra, and 12 persons were in
stantly killed, while 20 others were ser
iously injured. The accident took
place while the train was crossing a
bridge spanning a ravine, and the loco
motive was the first to leave the rails.
It pulled the rest of the train after it,
the whole piling up, a mass of wreck
age 50 feet below. All of the carriages
were reduced to kindling wood and that
any escaped is miraculous.
Dreyfus to Be Reinstated.
London, Dec. 16. The Paris corres
pondent of the London Daily Chronicle
states that it has been decided that se
soon as the court of cassation declares
the innocence of Captain Alfred Drey
fus, as it seems likely to occur soon,
the former disgraced officer will be re
instated in the French army, will be
given the rank of lieutenant colonel of
engineers, and will be assigned to duty
with a regiment of engineers in South
ern France.
Britain WooM Boy Ships.
London, Pec. 16. It is reported that
the British admiralty has made an offer
to the Argentine Republic to buy the
two cruisers Rivadavia and Morons,
now being built at Genoa for that gov-
T "T" t
Covey Turned Loose In Linn County
Has Multiplied.
Albany A number of inquiries as to
the success experienced with the Eng
lish partridges which were turned loose
in Linn county have been received in
Albany. These queries came largely
from prominent Portland SDortsmen.
who were instrumental in securing the
valuable addition to Oregon's stock of
game birds. Edwin Stone, who se
cured - the covey ot birds that were
turned into Linn county fields, and who
has kept an eye on the irds since they
were Ireea, said today that he had
heard from the English partridges re
cently, and they seemed to be thriving
Twenty-foui of the birds were turned
loose in Linn county by Mr. Stone in
January, 1901. The partridges were
secured by popular subscription.
When released, the birds immediately
flew away in divers directions, but soon
began whistling to each other, and in
a short time they were gathered into a
covey. They were turned loose on the
Lines place, at the base of Knox butte,
about four miles from Albany. Wheat
was placed in the field for them, but
they did not remain to partake of the
hospitality of their liberators. They
soon took to the butte, to orchards,
small groves, etc.
Since that time a number of English
game birds have been seen about the
butte and in the surrounding fields.
and always are seen in coveys. A com
plaint has been registered that some
one was following the birds with a gun
last fall, and killed a number of them.
Several coveys of the birds, ranging
from ten to sixteen in number, have
been seen this fall, and any number of
them have been heard whistling in the
fields around the butte.
Expert Says There Is Every Indication
ol Oood Quality.
John Pay County Surveyor C. G.
Caspary has returned from the newly
discovered coal region below Mount
Vernon. He stated that he had just
completed the survey of 22 claims that
have been taken up by local investors,
chiefly Canyon City promoters. The
claims are located under the United
States laws governing coal land entries,
and aggregate 1320 acres. They are sit
uated north of the river, and a few
miles below the original discovery near
the farm of James Small.
Mr. Caspary, in speaking of the
probabilities of success in opening up
large bodies of coal said: "You may
say for me that there is every indica
tion of good coal in large bodies in the
newly discovered fields, and there will
most certainly be great coal mines
opened up. I have had a great deal of
experience in the coal fields of Pennsyl
vania and the middle west, and have
made a careful study of the conditions,
formation and indications of coal de
posits, and I am sure they are there,
that is in that section."
Robert Hinees, one of the most suc
cessful metal-mining men of the dis
trict, has taken charge of development
work on theBe new claims. He has a
crew of men at work sinking and tun
This makes the third enterprise un
dertaken in the last few months. The
first to begin prospecting on a large
scale was the Sumpter Valley railway
people on the James Small place. The
P. A. Snyder company then began de
velopment work near this place, 20
miles above the original location of the
Sumpter people nad Boise people.
Shlpmsnt of Beef Cattle.
Pendleton Three carloads of beef
cattle were shipped to Seattle from this
point last week. On Saturday after
noon two were shipped, thus making a
shipment of about 200 head. The cat
tle shipments at the present time are
about the same as they were last year
at this time. Puring the earlv part of
the fall, however, they were heavier
than they were last year. The sales of
the season are not as great of last year.
Buyersq uote lower prices than last sea
son, and the growers are determined to
hold against the markets.
Handle Much Wool.
Pendleton Just one year ago the
scouring department of the Pendleton
woolen mills closed down for the year's
run. This year the run will extend to
January 15 nearly one and a half
months longer. Estimating the work
of the coming month the mill will have
handled 8,250,000 pounds of wool
About 4,750,000 pounds passed through
the scouring department, while the rest
was shipped in the grease form to the
Coming fcventa.
Traveling Passenger Agents' annual
meeting, Portland, December 26.
Northwest Fruitgrowers' association,
Portland, January 11-13.
National Livestock convention, Port
land, January 12-15. -
National Wool growers' association,
Portland, January 12-15.
Poultry show, Albany, January
Anogra Goat show, Dalles, January
Sales of Swamp Lands.
Salem As a result of a recent con
test over swamp land in Southern Ore
gon, east of the Cascades, in which con
test there was mcuh evidence of keen
rivalry over the right to purchase, the
state land board lias adopted a new
role, ordering that hereafter all sales of
nnsurveyed swsmp land be made to the
highest bidder. Sales will be made
after 90 days' advertisement.
Importance of a Corporation Is Urged
at f-'reewatcr.
Freewater A. I). Stillman, a prom
inent attorney of "Pendleton, delivered
an address on the irrigation question of
this district before a large attendance
of fruitgrowers of this district. The
meeting was held in tho schoolhouse
north of here. His principal object
was to show why government irrigation
districts should be formed.
An election on this question will be
held December 21. A deep interest is
taken. Mr. Stillman said in part:
."An irrigation district, organized un
der the statute, is nothing more nor
less than a municipal or public cor
poration. The irrigation district as a
municipal corporation is of such recent
origin that it is not generally under
stood, and it is probably for this reason
that the inhabitants of a proposed dis
trict hesitate to assume the powers and
obligations of an irrigation district.
"The irrigation district is provided
for by the general laws of the state of
Oregon, act of 1895, which provides
that the inhabitants of any given or
limited area that is irrigated from a
common source may form an irrigation
district and assume the powers usually
exerc.'sed by a municipal or public cor
poration." ,
Incandescents Take tbo Place of tho
Old Arc Lamps.
Salem Electricians have finished in
stalling a complete equipment of incan
descent lamps in the rotunda of the
capitol, to take the place of three arc
lights that have been used heretofore.
The arc lamps hung in the center of
the rotunda, on each of the three floors.
The incandescent lamps are arranged
around the edge of the large circular
openings in the second and third floors.
There are 30 lamps in each of these
circles. Around the base of the interi
or of the ornamental dome a circle of
60 lamps has been placed in such a po
sition that the light will be thrown
upon the ornamented surface. At the
top of the interior dome is a circular
opening about 20 feet in diameter, cov
ered with ornamental colored glass.
Above this has been arranged a group
of 30 incandescent lamps. When all
these lamps are lighted at nig'it the
rotunda of the capitol will be a place of
rare beauty.
Creamery Talk at La Orande.
La Grande There is a move on here
to bring about the establishment of
creamery. George Goodhue, of Salem,
and Mr. Harper, of the Union cream
ery, are looking over the country with
a.view to getting the ranchers interest
ed. The matter has been brought be
fore the Commercial club, but no ac
tion has been taken. Mr. Goodhue
and Mr. Harper have also been looking
over the field around Pendleton, and
they are desirous of establishing a
plant there, which they say is an ex
cellent country for such a plant.
Pendleton Lumber Business.
Pendleton It has been learned from
the management of the lumber yards
here that the lumber business of Pen
dleton for the year just closing was
$150,000. This business is done by
three yards and includes the work done
by one planing mill. It is estimated
that 400 carloads of lumber were used
in Pendleton and vicinity since the first
of the year. The lumber men report
that this is the best year in the history
of the country.
Wheat Walla Walla, 7172c: blue-
stem, 77c ; 'valley, 78c.
Barley Feed, $20 per ton; brewing,
$2020.50; rolled, $21.
Flour Valley, $375.3.85 per bar-
rel; hard wheat straights, $3.904.10:
clears, $3.55(33.75 ; hard wheat pat
ents, $4.20 4.50; - graham, $3.75;
whole wheat, $4; rye flour, $4,509
Oats No. 1 white, $1.10; gray.
$1.07 pet cental.
Millstuffs Bran, $18 per ton; mid
dlings, $23; shorts, $19; chop, $18;
linseed, dairy food, $19.
Hay Timothy, $16 per ton; clover,
$12; grain, $12; cheat, $12.
Vegetables Turnips, 65c per sack;
carrots, 75c; beets, 90c; parsnips, 75 4)
90c; cabbage, lfaic; tomatoes, $1(9
1.25 per crate; cauliflower, 75c$l
per dozen; celery, 4090c per dozen;
pumpkins, lc per pound ; onions, Yel
low Dan vers, 80o$l per sack.
Honey $3'?3.50 per case.
Potatoes Oregon, choice and fancy,
65 75c per sack; common, 60c per
sack, jrrowers' prices; sweet potatoes,
sacks, 2c; boxes, 2e.
Fruits Apples, 75c$2 per box;
pears, $18 1.60 per box; cranberries,
$6(810 per barrel.
Butter Fancy Oregon creamery, 30c
per pound; dairy, 20S22)tc; store, 15
Cheese Full cream, twins, 14(3 15c;
Young America, 15(lBc.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, 109
10)c per pound; spring, 11c; hens, 11
9 lie; tnrkeys, live, 13c; dressed, 15c;
ducks, $6 7 per dozen; geese, 8c per
Egrs Oregon ranch, Z74e; East
ern. 27(?30c.
Hops Choice, 22c per pound;
prime, 20c; medium, 17c; common 15c.
Wool Valley, 1718c; Eastern
Oregon, 1215c; mohair, 3235.
Beef Dressed. 6(86 c per ponnd.
Veal Dressed, small, 8(88ie;
large, 5?6c per ponnd.
Pork Deseed, 66Xc.