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NO. 33.
leaned every Thursday by
8. F. BLVTHE SON, Publisher..
8. F. BLYTHE. K. N. BLYT11S.
1 nni of aubscrlptlon 1.H a year when pall
In advance.
The pritofHee la open dally between lam.
i d a p. m.i Sunday rom 12 to 1 o'clock. Mails
I r the East close at ll:3iia. m. and 9 p. m; lor
the West at 7:10 a. m. and 1:40p.m.
The carriers on H. F. I), mutes No. 1 and No.
1 leave the postoilice at 8:30 daily. Mail leaves
for mi. iiooa, aauy at u:wi p. m.; arrives,
10:.a. m. .
iT t'henoweth. Wash., at 7:90 a. m. Tuea
rla s,T ursdaya ai d baturdays; arrives same
days at ( p. m.
tor I'nderwood, Wash., at 7:30 a. m. Tues
days, Thursday! and Saturdays; arrive lama
oays ai o p. m.
Kor White Salmon, Wash., daily at 1:45 p, m.;
arrives at 11 a. in .
Fnr Hood Rivet daily at t a. m.; arrive! at
4:46 p.m.
For lliisum, Trout Lake and Outer, Wash.,
dally at 7:30 a. rn.; arrives at 12 m.
Kr ulenwood, uilmer and Fulda, Wash.,
daily at 1:H. in : arrives at 5 p. m.
For nneHai and Kiiowilen, Wash., at 11:30
a. m. Tuesdays and Satunlavs; arrives same
days, MltisJa. in.
For Kin eu, Wash., dally at 4:46 p. m. ar
rives at 8:45 a. m.
AMhkiCA Meetssecond and Fourth Mon
ayi In each month in K. of I'.all.
H. J. Frkocbick,C. K,
B. F. Fouts, Financial Secretary.
U PEN DO. Meets the Second and Fourth
Fridays ol the month. Visitors cordially wel
comed. F. U. Baoaiua, Counsellor.
Alms Nillu Clark, Secretary.
In ion No. 142. meets in Odd Fellows' hall
second and fourth Baturdays In each month,
1 :3u o'clock. . E, L. Rood, President.
O. U. Hack, Secretary.
I 87, 1. 0. O. F.-Meela first and third Frl
ays in each month.
Miss Edith Moobi, N. O.
L. E. Morse, Secretary.
1ANBY POST, No. 16, G. A. R.-MeetsatA.
VI o. U. w. Hall second and fourth Baturdays
ci eacn monin at i ociocit p. m. All U. A. K,
niembere invited to meet with us.
W. H. Pirby, Commander.
T, J. Cunmino, Adjutant.
"pANBY W. R. C, No. 16-Meet second and
i fourth Baturdays of each month In A. 0, U.
W. hall at 2 p. m. Mrs. Fannie Bailit, Pres.
tUu. T. J. Cannimo, Becretary.
HOOD RIVER LODGE No. 106, A. F. and A
M. Meets Saturday evening on or before
eai h full moon. Wm.M. Yatks, W. II.
C. D. Thompson, Secretary.
tteeta third Friday night of each month.
0. U. Carmm, H. P.
A. S. B lowers, Secretary.
11 Meets second aud fourth Tuesday even
fugs ol each mouth. Visitors cordially wel
comed. Mrs. Mat Yates, W. M.
Mrs. Mast B. Davidson, Becretary.
LETA ASSEMBLY No. 108. United Artisans,
Meeta first and third W ednesdays, work;
second and fourth Wednesdays social; Arti
sans hall. F. C. 1JROS1US, M. A.
F. B. Barnes, Secretary.
UTAUCOMA LODGE, No. 80, K. of P. Meet
V in K. of P. hall every Tuesday night.
F. L. Davidbon, C. C.
C. E. Hemman, K.of R. 4 8.
Meet first and third Saturdays of each
month. F. B. Barnes, W. M.
K. U. Bradley, Financier.
Chester shuts, Recorder.
1DLEWILDK LODGE, No. 107, I. O O. F.
Meet in Fraternal hall every Thursday
Bight. Geo. W. Thompson, N. Q.
J. L. Henderson, Secretary.
OOD RIVER TENT, No. , K. O. T. M"..
meets at A. O. V, W. hall on the first and
third Fridays of each month.
Waltee Gerkino, Commander.
0. 1. Williams, Secretary.
' it HONOR, A. O. U. W.-Meet first and
third Baturdays at I P. M.
K ate M. Frederick, 0. of H.
MlM Annie Smith, Recorder.
OOiTrIVER CAMpTno. 7,702, M. W. A.,
meets In Odd Fellows' Hall the first and
third W ednesday of each month.
J. B. Rees, V. C.
C. U. Darin, Clerk.
' Regular meeting second aud fourth Mon
ays of each month. W. 0. Asa, 0. P.
. L. Henderson. Scribe.
Specialist on Crown and Bridge Work.
Telephone: Office, 281; residence, M.
Office over Bank Bldg . Hood River, Oregon
Cold crowns and bridge work anil all kind of
Up-to-Dite Dentistry.
accessor to Dr. M. F. Shaw.
Calls promptly answered in town or ooantry,
Day or Night.
Telephone: Residence, 611; Office, (It.
Office over Reed's Grocery.
I. WATT, If. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephone: Offioe, Ml; residence, 28.
For n year a resident of Oregon and Wart.
niton. Haa bad many years experience la
teal Estate matter, aa abstractor, searcher ol
tales aud agent bauafacuoo guaranteed r
Do charge.
Estimate, furnished for all kind of
work. Repairing a ipecialtr. All kind
of hop work. Shop on Stat Street,
between Firtt and Second.
Abstract! Furnished. Money Loaned.
Hood River, Oregon.
Then Central, or 111.
Office) Hoon: 10 to U A. IL I to I
and 6 to T P. M.
Io general backing brulno.
Comprehensive Review of the Import
ant Happening of the Past Week
Presented In Condensed Form, Most
Likely to Prove Interesting to Our
Many Readers. (
Jerome Sykes, the well known actor,
is dead.
W. J. Bryan's European trip failed to
change hia free silver views.
Roosevelt and the cabinet have con
siilered the protest of Colombia and
will answer it soon.
Swrntarv Root is enndnctinir neiroti
ations with General Reyes during the
illness ol Secretary ilay.
President Roosevelt has ordered an
inquiry into the conditions atKishinef,
where Hebrews fear a second massacre
Senator Fulton has shown the land
commission that the present national
policy is working to the injury of Ore
gon. One report says Russia is slowly mov
ing troops toward Pekin ; another that
she is more willing to make concessions
to China.
The senate committee has outlined a
probable action if Senator Smoot chal
lenges the authenticity of the charges
against him.
Japan tins outbid Russia for two war
ships nearing completion in Italy.
Postmaster Bancroft will not be re
moved from the Portland postoffice.
Whatcom and Fairhaven have united
and will be known as Bellingham in
the future.
Rnntn Dnmintm has now two revolu
tionary governments and foreigners fear
they will sutler.
The Jarmnese commissioner to the
St. Louis fair says Japan will make no
concessions to Russia.
Ghouls robbed many of the dead in
the Michigan train wreck. The death
list has been swelled to 21.
Russia is not prepared for war and
may await a more favorable time, al
though she is buying large quantities
of stores.
The Colombian charge at Washing
ton has little hope of receiving a favor
able answer and is preparing to close
the legation.
During the present session of con-
areas the navy will be materially
strengthened. When the additions al
ready authorized are completed tne
United States will have a more power
ful navy than any other nation except
Great Britain.
Italy has recognized the new republic
of Panama.
Japan will send a larra force to Corea
to end rioting.
A severe cold wave has swept the
East and Middle West.
Russia will nrobablv modify her de
mands rather than go to war.
Janan is buvinti larire Quantities of
lead for the manufacture of bullets.
The United States has ordered a gun
boat to Corea to protect the American
T.rtnrf are being redoubled to have
China ratify the trade treaties, with the
United States.
The Colombian charge will quit
Washington if Secretary Hay ignores
Colombian demands.
Larire natent medicine manufacturers
will, the first of the year, take meas
ures to establish uniform prices.
n.ifif Newell, of the reclamation
service, will visit Oregon and confer
with the people about irrigation pro
The Far Eastern situation is very
threatening. '
Britain will aid Japan if she goes to
war with Russia.
TIia ("Vinlmliian force which landed
on the Island of Pines will nave to go.
A Inn a maiiked man robbed a gambl
ing room at The Dalles of about 1 1,000.
riiiraim liverymen have decided to
fight the union hearse drivers to a fin
ish. Tha liolmra nf Paris have gone on a
strike and the situation haa assumed a
serious aspect.
nanAral Rpvab has warned Colombia
that war on Panama means war on the
United States.
itA national nark cannot
be used as a storage reservoir for San
Francisco water supply.
Taft has left Manila for the
United States. He was given an en
thusiastic farewell on leaving
Admiral Walker believes force
of marines now at Panama is sufficient,
. . HI !!
but two more batainons win prooaoiy
be sent.
Colombians at Bogota are holding
nightly warlike demonstrations.
The contract has been let for the
Alaska building at the St. Loo is fair.
It is to cost 1 13,897.
European powers will endorse Amer
ica if she refuses to allow ranama mat
ter to be submitted to The Hague tri
bunal. R.ntnr llanna will retire as chair
man of the national Republican com
mittee and Rooeevelt wantt Root to
succeed him.
Rockefeller has Jnst given Chicago
university 11,580.000.
Oeneral Staff dive Orders to Prepare
to Qo to the Isthmus.
Washington, Dec. SI. The general
Btaff of the army today ordered troops
to prepare for a Panama campaign
Soldiers at Vancouver, Wash., ire
among those selected, as will be seen
by the list, which follows:
First, Fifth and Twenty-fourth bat
teries of field artillery, Presidio, San
Francisco; Eighth battery of field ar
tillery, Vancouver barracks: troops A
B, C and D, Ninth cavalry (colored),
Monterey, Cal.: troops I, K, L and M,
Ninth cavalry, Presidio; Fifteenth in
fantry, Monterey; Nineteenth infantry
Vancouver barracks; Tenth infantry,
San Francisco; battalions of the Thir
teenth infantry at Fort McDowell, Fort
Madison and Benicia barracks, Cal.;
four companies of Sixteenth infantry of
Fort Slocuin, N. r., and eight com
panies of. the same regiment at Fort
Mcl'herson. Ga.
Lieutenant Colonel Charles Shaler,
who is a member of the general staff of
the army, and an expert on fortifica
tions, has been ordered to Panama to
inspect the fortifications, and have his
report in Washington before General
Reyes, of the Colombian army, who is
now here, can return.
These orders for preparation were IS'
sued today because the general staff has
been informed that Colombia can land
troops upon the isthmus much more
easily than was believed to be the case.
General MacArthur will have charge
of all matters on the Pacific coast. His
return from Hawaii was hurried for
this purpose.
Japan Is Completing Final Preliminaries
-Britain Will Take Loan.
Yokohama, Dec. 31. The govern
ment is completing the final prelimi
naries for placing the country on a war
footing. Imperial ordanccs issued au
thorize the government to make an un
limited issue of treasury bonds to pro
vide war funds, creating a special coun
cil of war, and fixing the imperial head
In the event of war, if a special issue
of war bonds is made, it is understood
that the bnods can be floated in Eng
land, whence it is said assurances have
come that the money would be forth
coming. The ministers and executive chief dis
cussed the situation for three hours
yesterday, but nothing regarding their
deliberations was made public.
The ordinance passed yesterday by
the cabinet council authorizing a guar
antee of the principal and interest of
an issue of 10,000,000 yen debentures
for the purpose of expediting work on
the Seoul-Fusan railway, and which
provided for all possible military ex
penses for the protection of the railway
and other interests, also authorized the
government to utilize 60,000,000 yen,
the proceeds of the Chinese . war in
demnity, which hitherto has been de
voted to educational and other pur
poses, as a war mna. in anuuion,
authorization is given to issue treasury
notes, repayable in five years, and to
raise loans repayable in two years to
an unlimited extent.
MlnUter Powell Drems the Situation at
Santo Domingo urave.
Waol.lnrrtn TW. SI. With three
revolutions raging on the island, the
forces of Jimineg within four hours of
Ssntn TVimino-o Citv. and excitement
prevailing, Minister Powell thinks the
situation demands the presence oi an
additional warship, and in a cablegram
dated yesterday appeals to the state de
partment for aid. In anticipation of
the crisis which appears to have ar
rived, the state department nas aireauy
taken steps to send another warship to
Santo Domingo, jind at its request Sec
Mrwvl v veatardiiv rnbled Rear Ad-
.Kvn.j J J
miral Lamberton, commanding the
South Atlantic squadron, now at Trim-
AaH in iliunfttrh one of his Vessels to
Santo Domingo at full speed to assist
the gunboat Newport in protecting
Americans and other interests.
Admiral Lamberton late today cawed
tlm mrv denartment from Trinidad
that he has sent the Scorpion to rein
force the Newport in Uomincian waters.
Soldiers Travel la Boxcars,
Victoria. B. C. Dec. Dec. 31. Sum-
her 83 comranv. Roval Garrison artill
ery. 113 strong, left for Hong Kong on
the steamer Empress of India. today,
being relieved by . Ko. 58 company,
whici. r rrived from Halifax tonight.
Theclunge is made in the regular
schedule of garrison changes and has no
bearing on the Far Eastern crisis. The
comany which came from Halifax came
in boxcars fitted with hammocks, in
structions .having been given to test
that mode of travel. The men found
the arrrangementg comfortable.
Canal Party Wins Oreat Victory.
Panama. 1W. 31. Heaw rains have
been falling here for several days, caus
ing severe damage to taiegrapn lines.
No news has been received from Los
Rantm or Chiriani provinces. From
other provinces confirmation has been
received ol the overwhelming iriumpn
of the mixed candidates proposed for
membership in the constitutional con
vention by the patriotic committee,
which endeavored to choose men favor
ing the ratification of the canal treaty.
Offers Kim Dawson Confutable,
Washington, Dec. 31. Louis A.
Dent, register of wills of the District of
rvinmliia railed on President Roose-
velt today, and talked over the recent
' action of the president in displacing
him, and naming Corporal Tanner as
i hia suiceesor. The president has ten
dered to Mr. IVnt the position ol con
sul at Dawson City, Yukon.
Jewish Societies Fear for Peo
ple ia Russia. -
Second Massacre at Kishlnet Very Prob
ableJan. 7 la the Date Mentioned
Seattle Club to. Their Aid.
Washington, Dec. 80. Witn the
view of enlisting the immediate and ac
tive interest of the United States
against the reported contemplated mas
sacre of Jena in Russia on January 7,
the Russian New tear, Simon Wolf,
representing the United Jew societies,
tomorrow w ill lay before the state de
partment an appeaX in behalf of his
people representing i!fWiii tLus to be
Following his visit to the state de
partment, Mr. Wolf will be received by
President Roosevelt, at which time the
whole subject of the status of the Jews
in Russia will be discussed.
Seattle Club Makes Appeal.
Seattle, Dec. 30. The Harmony club
of Seattle, composed of 314 of the most
prominent Jews in this city, has sent
messages of appeal to President Roose
velt, the members of the Washington
delegation in congress and William R.
Hearst, of New York, asking aid and
intercession in behalf of the Jews who
are in danger of a massacre in Kishinef ,
January 7. The text of the telegram
to the president which is indorsed by
Governor McBride, of Washington, fol
"The Harmony club, consisting of
dl4 Jewish citizens of Seattle, appeal
to your excellency to intercede in be
half of Jews of Kishinef, threatened
with massacre January 7.
Harmony Club.
"By M. Summerfield, chairman."
Mondell Argues for Amendment of the
Timber and Stone Act.
Waohington, Dec. 30. Representa
tive Mondell, of Wyoming, chairman of
the irrigation committee, today ap
peared before the public lands commit
tee and presented an argument in favor
of a modification of the .timber and
stone act. He stoutly opposed the out
right repeal of this law or its radical
modification, for he showed it was the
mainstay of the national irrigation act
and afforded the great bulk of money
that is converted into the reclamation
fund. He furthermore asserted there
has been no such extensive frauds per
petrated under this law as has been
represented by certain department offic
ials and in the newspapers.
Mr. Mondell believes the timber and
stone act should be amended so as to
permit the government to realize a
higher price for its public timber land
in Oregon, Washingon and California,
where this land is worth more than
$2.50 an acre, but he stoutly objects to
having the priie raised on timber lands
in the inter-mountain states.
Chairn an Lacey, of the public lands
committee, also addressed the commis
sion. He is opposed to the repeal of
the timber and Btone act but is willing
to see the law amended so the govern
ment will derive a reasonable price for
its timber lands. He thinks a fixed
price per acre cannot be agreed upon,
owing to the varying vahie of timber
lands in different parts of the West.
Strong Effort Will Be Made for Bill Con
cerning Philippine Trade.
Washington, Dec. 30. Unless there
is some unforseen opposition, it is
more than probable that the present
session of congress will enact some leg
islation for the protection of American
vessels trading with the Philippines.
It was said today by an officer of the
Newport News shipbuilding company
that Senators Frye, Lodge, Hanna and
other powerful leaders intend to push
the bill recently introduced, by the
Maine senator providing for such pro
tection. The bill is radical in its pro
visions, and inflicts as a penalty to for
feitnie of any cargo brought to the
United States from the archipelago ex
cept in American vessels. The bill, if
passed, is to go into effect on July 1,
1904. .
Oorge la the Alleghany.
Pittsburg, Dec. 30. The recent cold
snap has made dangerous the ice in the
Alleghany river. At Rosston the gorge
is an immense affair, being packed to
the bottom and extending 15 miles up
stream. It was formed during a thaw
and the ice, breaking into small pieces,
has packed all the way to the bottom,
offering resistance that can scarcely be
overcome. The water is now backing
up and spreading over the lowlands.
The gorge at Springdale still holds and
but little ice is floating in either the
Alleghany or Monongahela rivers.
' Purchase of Tacoma Slto (Urged.
. Washington, Dec. 30. Representa
tive Cushman today appeared before the
general staff of the army and urged a
favorable report on the project to pur
chase the American lake camp site,
near Tacoma. He was assured his re
quest would have early consideration.
Cushman also urged the interior depart
ment to reconsider ita ruling that there
is no authority of law for erecting new
buildings at the Puyallup Indian school.
This will be taken under advisement.
Japan Trying to Buy Warships,
London, Dec. 30. Japan ia negoti
ating for the purchase of the Argentine
warships Moreno and Rivadavia, now
building at Genoa, Italy, but the Jap
anese legation has not heard of the com
pletion of their purchase.
Daring Robbery of Bank at Kiowa,
Indian Territory.
South M' A Hotel- T T TW 90 A
gang of five bank rot bers looted the
bank in Kiowa, a smalt town a6 miles
north of here, at 3 o'clock this morning
and escaped after several hundred shots
had been exchanged between the rob
bers and a posse of 50 citizens of Ki
The robbers dynamited the safe and
secured 12.800 in cash, soma of which
is believed to have been mutilated by
tne explosion. The bank building was
partially wrecked, the damnim in th
Duiwjng peing anout 1 1,000.
An entrance to the bank was gained
by the use of crowbars throneb. a rear
window. While two of the mnn did
the work of blowing up the safe, three
stayed outside as guards. The first ex
plosion was a failure, makinc a lnnrl ro.
port but doing little damage. The citi
zens heard the noise, and arming them
selves with revolvers and shotguns,
hurried to the bank.
At the Command of a leAder nf th
citizens a volley was fired at the robbers,
who were visible throueh the shutter.
The fire was returned by the guards
secreted on the outside.
While the two men on th inui.t.
worked, the three men on the outside
kept up a steady fire with the posse of
citizens. It took three explosions to
open the safe. After the last explosion
the burglars gathered up their tools and
leaving through the front of the bank
got away in the dark.
lhe posse followed the gang for a dis
tance but lost the trail. Whiln an ma
of the citizens believe one robber was
injured not one of the citizens was
struck. The latter were protected from
the fire of the robbers by stock pens in
the rear of the bank building.
A posse of United States marshals is
in pursuit, with little chance of im.
mediate results, as the men had several
hours' start.
War Party Qalnlng Strength la Japan-
China Would Bo Neutral.
Pekin. Dec. 30. The oninion entar.
tained by the best informed diplomats
in Pekin. that war between Russia and
Japan is probable and almost inevit
able, remains unchanged.
Nothing has been received here to
corroberate the special dispatches from
Tokio which said that the Japanese
government was adopting an impera
tive tone in pressing for speedy reply
to this last note. The report is not
Official communications received
here from high sources sav that the
Japanese war party ia growing in
strength and is bringing all ita influ
ence to bear' upon the government.
ine L-hinese board ol war has ordered
the vicerovs to furnish full information
as to the numbers of foreign trained
troops available for active service.
The viceroys of three of the central
provinces in response have reported
that 90,000 such troops are in readi
ness. This unquestionably, is a re
markable exaggeration, as the great
majority of the foreign trained troons
exist only on paper.
The dowager empress has issued an
edict at the request of Prince Ching,
appointing several unknown and
probably inexperienced officials as
heads of army departments.- One such
has been appointed director of training,
another has been given command of the
department of instruction, while a
third has been put in charge of the de
partment which has to do with the aim.
ply of ammunition.
Russia Must Modify Her Answer at Once
to Avert Such Action.
Tokio, Dec. 30. An extraordinary
meeting of the privy council today ap
proved the issue by the cabinet of an
emergency ordinance authorizing the
guarantee of the principal and interest
of an issue of 10,000,000 yen debent-
uers for the purpose of expediting the
work on the Seoul-Fusan railway,
which is expected to be finished by the
end of the year. The ordinance also
provides for all possible military ex
penses for the protection of the railway
and other interests.
Ruaala tlvaely Watching China.
New York, Dec. 30. The Russian
government is noting with the closest
attention and keenest interest the un
common energy now being shown by
the Chinese in making warlike prepar
ations under the guidance of a large
number of Japanese instructors, cables
the Herald's St. Petersburg correspond
ent. This has grown so serious as to
come into the first line of Russia's cir
culations, broadening out the situation
on new lines. Such a complication
would bring into place the Franco-Russian
and Anglo-Japanese treaties.
For Three Cent Car Fares.
Cleveland, Dec. 30. Two ordinances
were introduced in the city council to
night pertaining to a 3-cent fare on
street car in this city. One was to the
effect that the Woodland avenue fran
chise, expiring September 20, 1904, be
g'ven to the new 3-cent fare company
and a like transfer to occur when the
Central avenue line 'franchise expires.
The second ordinance was to the effect
that the rate of fare on streetcar routes
shall be made 3 cents.
Panaana's Stand aa Debt.
Washington, Dec. 30. The state
ment of M. Bunau-Varilla, the Panama
minister, that his government is will
ing to assume a portion of the Colom
bian debt, haa been received at the
British embassy and transmitted by
cable to the London government for ita
' consideration.
Oovernor Files Last of Acta Passed by
the Legislature.
Salem Governor Chamberlain has
filed the last of tile acts passed by the
last legislature, and the record, of that
body at its special session is complete
Only ten of the bills seem to haveeffeC'
tive emergency clauses. A number of
others have emergency clauses which
merely declare that an emergency ex
iBts, but under the referendum amend
ment it is necessary that in order to put
an act into effect at once the legislature
must declare that the immediate prea
ervation of the public peace, health or
afty so requires. Those acts which
contain the emergency clause such as is
required by the referendum amend
ment, are marked with an asterisk.
All others will take effect 90 days from
December 23.
Senate Bills.
. B. 2, Smith of Umatilla To
amend charter of Adams.
S. B. 3, Carter To incorporate town
of Gold Ray.
S. B. 4, Dimmick To incroporate
Beaver Hill.
8. B. 5, Dimmick To incorporate
North Bend.
S. B. 6, Dimmick To amend charter
of Marsh field.
S. B. 7, Miller To amend charter of
8 B. 8, Wade To provide for dep
uty district attorneys in eighth district.
8. B. 9, Smith of Yamhill To fix
salary of judge of Lincoln county.
8. B. 14, Carter To amend law pro
hibiting killing of elk. '
8. B. 17, Rand Correcting law re
lating to executions at penitentiary.
8. B. 18, Pierce Fixing time to give
notice of tax levies in 1904.
S. B. 19, Rand, Fixing time of hold
ing circuit court in ninth district. '
8. B. 21, Marsters Appropriating
$2,500 for Soldiers' home.
8. B. 22, Carter Placing limit of 10
per cent on interest on tax sales.
8. B. 23, Brownell To prevent as
signees from bringing suits to recover
recorders' fees.
8. B. 25, Tuttle To amend charter
of Seaside.
8. B. 26, Mulkey Granting life di
plomas in certain instances.
8. B. 27, Wehrung, by request Pro
viding or condemnation of water rights.
House Bills. .
H. B. 1, Kay To repeal the tax law
of 1903. '
H. B. 2, Kay To re-enact the . old
tax law.
II. B. 8, Carnahan To correct the
law relating to recorders' fees.
II. B. 15, Adams Amending charter
of Athena.
H. B. 16, Hale Fixing salary of
judge of Josephine county.
II. B. 20, Edwards-To incorporate
Cottage Grove.
II. TJ. 21, Whealond To appropriate
1 100,000 for Celilo canal right of way.
H. B. 23, Shelley To revive the
$300 tax exemption.
H. B. 25, Whealdon To amend
charter of Dalles City.
H. B. 26, Burleigh To incorporate
II. B. 29, Malarkey Raising salaries
of circuit judges in Multnomah county
to $4,000.
II. B. 31, Judd, by request To give
owners of stallions lein on mares.
II. B. 37, Gault Relating to com
petency of witnesses.
II. B. 40, Galloway Amending
charter of McMinnville.
II. B. 41, Edwards To protect Chi
nese pheasants.
11. B. 42. ways and means committee
To appropriate money for expenses of
special session. '
Have Cash to Invest.
Pendleton Never in the history of
Eastern Oregon have the people been
as wealthy as they are at the present
time. The heavy crops, with the high
prices, the large herds of cattle and the
increased flocks of sheep is the cause.
The farmers and the business men alike
enjoy this reign of prosperity. More
mortgages have been paid off this fall
than ever before in the history of the
country. A majority of the farmers,
after paying themselves out of debt
have deposits in the banks and are
looking for investments.
Lumbermen Enter Protest.
Eugene Two of the most important
complaints to be made before the coun
ty board of equalization, which has
been in session this week, was made by
A. D. Hyland and the Booth-Kelly
lumber company. They ask for a re
duction in the -assessed 'valuation of
their large timber holdings. Assessor
Burton has assessed timber lands at an
average valuation of $3 per acre, which
is considerably higher than they have
been assessed before.
Interest on Tax Sales.
Salem The new law placing a limit
of 10 per cent upon the rate of interest
to be bid at delinquent tax sales will
not go into effect until March 23, and
will, therefore, not affect sale that are
now being advertised under the tax roll
of 1902. In some counties the tax
sales are delayed, and may not be com
pleted until the new law goes into
effect. In nearly all counties, however,
the delinquent list are short, and sale
will be conducted in January.
Shcdd Postoftlc Robbed.
Albany A report has reached Al
bany that the postoffice at Shedd sta
tion, in the southern part of Linn coun
ty, waa broken into and robbed one
night last week. The report is to the
efted that the robber broke in the rear
door to the bnilding.
Orand Ronde Farmers Oct $95,000 Thla
Year for Their Product.
La Grande The sugar beet industry
netted the fanners this year $95,000,
according to the management of the La
Grande beet sugar factory.
The beet crop this year was greatly
in excess over the yield of 1902. The
yield last year was 9,000 tons of beeta,
while this year it was nearly 12,000.
As announced earlier in the season,
there were some portions of the crop
which proved to be a complete failure.
The failure, it is said by the professors
at the experimental station at Union,
was due to the lack of cultivation on
the part of some of the farmers. It ii
said the farmers fully realize how beets
should be cultivated, but some of
them were careless about their work.
The acreage planted during the past
summer was much larger than the pre
vious year. There are more farmers
entering the industry now than ever be
fore in the history of the plant, and the
indications are that the acreage for
1904 will be nearly double that of thia
year. The soil here is highly, produc
tive for beet taising, and excellent re
sults are obtained where proper culti
vation is conducted.
The labor in harvesting the beets is
not expensive, as pulling is generally
done by Indians and Japs. Sometimes
white labor is employed, but this year
it was scarce.
The management of the factory rea
lizes a large profit from the sugar man
ufactured. The management says one
ton of beets will produce 240 pounds of
sugar. Thus the 12,000 tons produced
288,000 sacks of 100 pounds each.
This sugar was sold at 5 cents per
pound, making a gross output off 144,
Lane Sportsmen Do Not Believe Law
Will "Be Effective.
Eugene The new law enacted by
the special session of the legislature,
prohibiting the killing of Denny pheas
ants for the next two years, is the sub
ject of much comment in this vicinity,
especially among sportsmen. The law
does not appear to meet with favor.
The argument is advanced that it
has not been the shooting of these birds
lawfully that has been the meana of re
ducing their nur.bers, and that if the
old law had been rigidly enforced there
would have been no occasion for further
Coming Event. v
Northwest fruitgrowers' association,
Portland, January 11-13.
National livestock convention, Port
land, January 12-15.
National woolgrowers' association,
Portland, January 12-15.
Poultry show, Albany, January
Angora goat show, Dallas, January
Whitman-Oregon debate, Eugene,
January 15.
Oregon Christian Endeavor conven
tion, Pendleton, February, 19-22.
Vote to Form District.
Freewater The election for the es
tablishment of the Little Walla Walla
irriagtion district according to state
law carried by a good vote. An at
tempt was made some time ago to form
a district, but it was voted down by
heavy property owners living near
town. This time the district was se
lected so they would be left out. The
formation of this district will stop the
endless litigation over the supply of
Wheat Walla Walla, 71c; blue
stem, 76c; valley, 77c.
Barley Feed, $20 per ton; brewing,
$20.50; rolled, $21.
Flour Valley, $3.753.85 per bar
rel; hard wheat straights, $3.904.10;
clears, $3.55'3.75; hard wheat pat
ents, $4.204.50; graham, $3.75;
whole wheat, $4; rye flour, $4,600
Oats No. 1 white, $1.07X1.10;
gray, $1.05 per 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, 85c
?$1; cablMtge, llj.4c per pound; red
caliliage, lc; parsley, per dozen,
25c; tomatoes, $1(31.50 per crate;
cauliflower, 75c$l per dozen; celery,
75c; pumpkins, leper ponnd; onions,
Yellow Dan vers, 80c(3$l per sack;
Fannos, $1, prowers' prices.
Honey $3(33.50 per case.
Potatoes Oregon, choice and fancy,
6575c per sack; common, 6060c;
sweet potatoes, sacks, 2c; boxes, 2c.
Fruit" Apples, 75c$2 per box;
pears, $1(31.50.
Butter Fancy creamery, 27Ji30c
per pound; dairy, 20(322 )i'c; store, 15
Poultry Chickens, mixed, 9(3 10c
er pound ;spring, 10c; hens, 10c; tur
keys, live, 1I8c; dressed, ZOc;
ducka, $6(37 per dozen; geese, live, 8c
per pound.
Ffrgs Oregon ranch, 30c; Eastern,
27(327 ",'e.
Hop Choice, 24325c per pound;
prime, 2lS22c; medium, 1920c;
common, 15(?17c.
Wool Valley, 17(3 18c; Eastern Ore
gn, 1215c; mohair, 3235c.
Peef Dressed, 5(3 7c per ponnd.
Veal Dressed, small, 83Jc; large
5 (3 6c per pound.