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"IT'S A COLD DAY WHEN WE GET LEFT."
HOOD RIVER, OREGON, THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 190
HCOD RIVER GLACIER
Iw-uert every Thursday bjr
8. F. JiLYTHE A SON, Publishers.
B. F. BIATHK. , K. N. BLYTHK.
1 trail of BUbhcnjition
-11.60 a year when paid
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF BAILS.
The rustnftlce Is oen dally between 8 a
a- d 8 p. m.; Kiiu!ay rom 12 to 1 o'clock, Malli
( r the East close t 11:30 a. m. and 9 p. m; lor
tne est at 7:10 a. m. andl:40n. m.
The carriers on R. K. I) routes No. 1 and No.
2 leave tr.e i.u.niie at 8::W daily. Mail leaves
ror Mt. Hood, daily at 12:30 p. ni.; arrives,
ii.'::-"' a. m.
ur(.'henoweth, Wash., at 7:80 a. m. Tues
aVs.Tl undaya and Saturdays; arrive! lama
dayi at 6 p. rn.
1-ur Underwood, Wash., at 7:80 a. m. Tues
days, Thursdays and Saturdays; arrives same
U1VI Ht D D. ID .
For hite Salmon, Wash., daily at 2:48 p, m
arrives at 11 a. in.
For Hood River dally at a. m.; arrival at
s:o p. m.
For llusum. Trout I.ake and Ouler, Wash.,
uany i i a. ni.; arrives ai t m.
For Ulenwood, Gilmer and Fulda, Wash,
daily at 7:HU'a. m.j arrives at 5 p. m.
ForPinellat and rinowden, Wash., at 11:80
a m. Tuesdays and Saturdays; arrival same
days, iu:ua. m.
fur Bin en, Wash., daily at 4:45 p. m.; ar
rives at 8:46 a. in.
10UKT HOOD 1UVER No. 42, FORESTERS OF
ami-.kiia lueeis second ana fourth Mon
days In each mouth In K. of 1'. hall.
H. J. Fredebici, C. R.
8. F. Foutb, Financial Secretary.
AK (IROVE COUNCIL No. 142, ORDER OF
FririMVanf thn nuinth VUitnra m,rilt.llv tifAl.
comed. F. U. Hkosius, Counsellor.
Hiss Nellie Clibk, Secretary.
RDER OF WASHINGTON. Hood River
union No. 142. meets in Odd Fellows' hall
second and fourth Saturdays in each month,
i :ou u eioci. c. l,. hood, rresiaeat.
C. U. Dikim, Secretary.
AUREL REBEKAH DEGREE LODGE, No.
ii oi.i.u. u. r. sieeti nrst ana tmra rri
ays In each month.
Miss Edith Mooei, N. 0.
L. E. Morse, Secretary.
pANBY POST, No. 10, Q. A. R.-MeetiatA.
J O. U. W. Hall second and fourth Saturday!
of each month at 2 o'clock p. m. All 0. A. K.
members invited to meet with us.
W. 11. Ferry, Commander,
T. J. CuNNINO, Adjutant.
iHANBY W. R. C, No. 16-Meets lecond and
) fourth Saturdays of each month in A. O, U,
n . nail at t
m. Mrs. Fannie Bailey, Pres.
I iWrs. T. J. t
JIOOD RIVER LODGE No. 106, A. F, and A
Jl U. Ueeti Saturday evening on or before
each full moou. Wx.il. Yatei, W. M.
C. 1). Thompson, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 27, R. A. M.
Meets third Friday night of each month.
O. R. Cabtmes, H. P.
A. B. Blowers, Secretary.
MOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 25, O. K. 8.-
11 Meets lecond and iourtn Tuesday even
ings of each month.
Visitors cordially wel-
eomed. Mrs. May Yates, VV,
Mas. Mart B. Davidson, Secretary.
0LETA ASSEMBLY No. 103, United Artisan!,
Meets first and third Wednesdays, work;
second and fourth Wednesdays social: Arti
sans hall. F. C. Brosius, if. A.
F. B. Barnes, Secretary.
AUCOMA LODGE, No. 80, K. of P. Meets
In K. of P. ball every Tuesday night.
F. L. Davidson. C. C.
C. E. Hehvan, K. of R. A S.
AV Meets firsthand third Saturdays of each
month. F. B. Barnes, W. M.
E. R. Bradley, Financier.
" Chester shuts, Recorder.
IDLEW1LDE LODGE, No. 107, I. O O. P.
Meets in Fraternal hall every Thursday
night, Geo. W. Thompson, N. Q.
1. L. Henderson, Secretary.
11 meets at A. O. U, W. hall on the first' anil
third Fridays of each month.
Walter gerkins). Commander.
O. E. Williams, Secretary.
IVERSIDE LODGE NO. 40, DEGREE OK
HONOR, A. O. U. W.-Meets first and
lrd Saturdays at P. M.
KATE M. FREDERICK, U. OI U.
Miss Annie Smith, Recorder.
HOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 7,702, M. W. A.,
meets In Odd Fellows' Hall the first and
third Wednesdays of each month.
1. R. Rees, V. C.
C. U. Daein, Clerk.
1.1DEN ENCAMPMENT No. 48, I. O. O. F.
Regular moetlng second and fourth Mon
eys of each month. W. O. Asa, C. P.
J. L. Henderson, Scribe.
II. JENKINS, D. M. D.
Specialist on Crown and Bridge Work.
Telephones: Office, 281; residence, M.
Office over Bank lildg. Hood River, Oregon
R. E. T. CAK.N'S,
Gold crowns and brldg, work and all kinds of
HOOD RIVER OREGON
J L. DUMBLE,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEOX.
Successor to Dr. M. F. Shaw.
Calls promptly snswered In town or eoantry,
Day or Night.
Telephones: Residence, 611; Office, 612.
Oflice over Reed's Grocery.
J t. WATT, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephones: Office, Ml; residence, 281
SURGEON O. R. 4 N. CO.
J OIIN LELAND HENDERSON
ATTORNKY-AT LAW. ABSTRACTER, NO
TARY PUHLIC and REAL,
For 21 years a resident of Oregon and Wash
ington. Has had many years experience) In
Real Estate matters, as abstractor, searcher of
titles and agent, satisfaction guaranteed or
pKEDERICK 4 ARNOLD
CONTRACTORS AND BTJILDER8.
Estimates famished (or all kinds o(
work. Repairing a specialty. All kinds
of shop work. Shop on Bute Street,
between First and Second.
Abstracts Furnished. Money Loaned.
Hood River, Oregon.
p C. BROSIUS, M. D.
" PHYSICIAN AND 8TJRGE0X.
'Phone Central, or 121.
Office Honrs: 10 to U A. M.j I to
and 6 to 7 P. M.
gUTLER A CO.,
IV a general banking business.
HOOD RIYEB. OBEGOH.
EVENTS OF THE DAY
GATHERED FROM ALL PARTS OF THE
Comprehensive Review of the Import
ant Happenings of the Past Week,
Presented In Condensed Form, Most
Likely to Prove Interesting to Our
There is a great flood of Alaskan blils
The Ohio legislature has re-elected
A gang of Italian robbers has been
caught at Irrigon, Oregon, with niuch
Ex-Governor Bushnell, of Ohio, is
very low and his death may occur at
Germany has informed Britain that
she is ready to conclude a commerical
treaty with Canada.
American ships will maintain a close
watch and prevent any landing of Co
lombian troops on Panama soil.
Ex-Congressman Driggs, of New
York, has been fined $10,000 and given
one day in jail for accpetmg a bribe.
Prerneir Balfour's statement that
Britain will carry out its trade treaty
obligations is deeply resented by Rus
The senate engaged in a warm discus
sion over a resolution looking to arbi
tration of Colombia s claims against
The national Democratic committee,
in session at Washington, indorsed the
11)05 fair. The national convention to
select a candidate for president will
meet in St. Louis July 6.
The Iowa legislature is in session,
A new cabinet has been formed
K Three more war vessels are on the
way to Panama.
Ex-Governor John Young Brown, of
Kentucky, is dead.
The senate upholds President Roose
velt in his Panama policy.
Senator Scott made a warm attack on
General Wood in the senate. He terms
him a "bloodless soldier."
Premier Balfour has made a state
ment which shows Great Britain to be
with Japan in case of war,
Secretary of State Hay is again at
tending to the duties of his department
after seveial weeks of illness.
Chicago councilmen, who have been
investigating the theater horror, have
turned their attention to the condition
of the city's hotels.
Developments in the wreck of the
steamer Clallam seem to bdow that the
captain was largely responsible for the
great loss of life, showing very poor
udgment at the critical time.
W. J. Bryan has returned from hie
tour of Europe.
General John B. Gordon, the last of
the famous Confederate generals, is
Iron gates across the exits are discov
ered to have played a deadly part in the
Chicago theater fire.
Ex-Mayor Walbridgo, of St. Louis, if
being boomed as a Republican candi
date for vice president.
An ordei placed, in California for
$250,000 worth of food stuffs is be
lieved to be for RRussia.
Representative Humphrey wants Se
attle put on the list of cities where
civil serviit examinations are held.
Senator Smoot denies that he is a
polygamist and has answered other
barges on file with the senate commit
Japan has sent another note to Rus
sia, w'lich is practically an ultimatum.
She will not wait long on the czar for
Professor Willis Moore, chief of the
United States weather bureau, in his
annual report, says there was but 17
per cent of errors in the forecasts of
the past year.
China is sure to assist Japan in the
event of war.
Corea may appeal to the United
States in the event of an invasion.
The house has voted $250,000 for
eradication of insects affceting cotton.
Senator Dietrich, of Nebraksa, has
been cleared of the charge of selling an
Ex-Secretary of the Treasury Charles
Foster is dangerously ill at his home in
General Chaffee has been nominated
to succeed General Young as chief of
the staff of the army.
Mayor Harrison, of Chicago, is being
guarded for fear of assassination on ac
coun tof the theater horror.
Warships are assemlbing at Colon,
presumably for the purpose of making
a hostile demonstration against Colom
bia. A bill is before the house providing
for the consolidation of third and
fourth class mail matter to be admit
ted at the raet of one cent for each two
Brigadier General Randall is likely
to be promoted to major general.
Great military activity prevails at
Cartagene and Savanilla, Colombia.
Ex-Congressman Driggs, of New
York, has been convicted of accepting a
IN JOINT SESSION.
National Conventions of Sheep and Cat
tlemen Meet In Harmony.
Portland, Jan. 13. The delegates to
the National Woolgrowers' and Nation
al Livestock conventions met in joint
session yesterday morning and the two
big organizations were heartily wel
comed to Oregon and Portland by rcp
resentative men of the state and city
The Livestock association formally
opened its annual meeting and the
Woolgrowers, after a lengthy business
session in the afternoon, adjourned sine
die. More than a thousand delegates
to the two conventions from every sec
tion of the United States thronged the
Baker theater from pit to gallery. The
house rang with repeated bursts of ap
plause in response to addresses upon
questions of vital interest to the two
organizations. Sheepmen and cattle
raisers met upon common ground, with
common interests at heart, and dis
cussed ways and means of securing
The morning session was devoted to
a program of entertainment, including
music and addresses of welcome and
responses. In the afternoon the wool-
growers met alone and completed the
business 6f their meeting. Common
interests of the woolgrowers and manu
facturer were discussed. The condition
of the mutton sheep market was thor
oughly presented by reptesentatives of
the markets. Resolutions were adopted
favoring legislation that the sheepmen
deem to be beneficial to their industry,
and officers for the ensuing year were
elected as follows: Senator E, E. War
ren, of Wyoming, president; Jesse M
Smith, Utah, first vice president;
Georgo Truesdale, Maryland, second
vice president; Mortimer Levering, In
diana, secretary, the treasurer to be se
lected by the executive committee.
The convention decided to meet in
conjunction with the livestock men
next vear at such place as the latter
convention should decide upon. San
Jose, California, appears to be in the
lead for the next convention of the two
organization, though Denver has
strong backing. An ellort is being
made to have the convention decide
upon a permanent meeting place,
where all succeeding meetings may be
held. It is generally conceded that
should this motion prevail, Denver
will be selected as permanent bead-
The Livestock convention will begin
its work proper this morning, and
three days will be devoted to earnest
consideration of many questions of vital
READY TO BLOW UP RAILROAD.
Japanese Spies All .Along the Siberian
Line are Awaiting Developments.
Liverpool, Jan. 14. An interesting
statement, in conjunction with the
stragetic value of the trans-Siberian
railroad was made today by Fulford
Bush, a member of a British mercan
tile firm at New Chwang. Addressing
the Liverpool chamber of commerce,
Mr. Bush, after covering the question
f the light construction of the railway
and the probability of the line being
blocked if subjected to heavy military
traffic, said his own observations,
coupled with trustworthy native infor
mation, convinced him that at least 20U
Japanese military engineers, disguised
as Chinese coolies, barbers and other
menials, had already been distributed
points along the railroad, and it
would not be a fortnight after the de
claration of war before the line would
be blown up in a dozen places.
WILL SEND ARMY.
Colombia Proposed to Fight for Posses
sion of Panama.
Colon, Jan. 14. United States naval
authorities here appear to be convinced,
from the tenor of the reports which are
continually brought in, that Colombia
is determined to send an army to at
tack Panama. The Panaman authori
ties yesterday received official confirma
tion of the fact that the Colombian
troops at Titumati number at least
4,000 men, under the command of Gen
erals Ortiz,' Uribe-Uribe, Bustamente
and Novo. These troops are well
armed and supplied with ammunition,
and have four guns, three steam
launches and a large supply of cattle.
To Concentrate Troops.
Port Arthur, Jan 14. It is reported
here that owing to threatening news
received from Corea, the commanding
officer of the Seventh Russian brigade
has gone to the Yula river to select
temporary quarters and effect a concen
tration of troops. Owing to the appre
hensions of a daring dash on the part
of the Japanese at Port Arthur, the au
thorities here have taken extraordinary
precautions in and about the town and
along the whole of the Manclmrisn
railroad. The whole Russian fleet is
now in fighting trim.
Government Wins Old Suit.
New York, Jan. 14. A suit begun in
1875 toTecover uncollected "duties has
just been settled to the advantage of
the treasury department. It was the
case of the government against Merrick
Price and others, brought to recover
uncollected duties represented by ware
house bonds. The suit was carried
from one court to another. Mr." Price
and others interested have died but the
govenrment kept at it, and finally has
collected $6,000 from his heirs.
Move to Secure Veterans Pensions.
Clarksburg, W. Va., Jan. 14. The
oragnization of teamsters of the Civil
war will snd a petition to cortrress ask- j
inir for the vassace of a law allowing
all teamsters on the payroll during the
war to receive a pension of not less
than $10 monthly. Petitions from
similar organizations throughout the
country will also be presented.
FAIR IS indorsed;
SENATE COMMITTEE ON EXPOSITIONS
Sends Mitchell's 1905 Fair Bill to tht
Senate and Asks Favorable Consld-1
Mva.lAn AnnrnfiptoHnH ..f I, nc n , n '
la Qlvcn Full Sanction Few Changes
Were Made in the Measure.
Washington, Jan. 3. "An event so
striking and so romantic in its charact
er, involving so much of heroism and
sacrifice on the part of those engaged
in it, and resulting in benefits so great
and enduring to our country, is, in the
judgment of yur committee, well
worthy of commcvupration by this gov
With these words, and after fully re
viewing the purposes and plans of the
Lewis and Clark centennial exposition,
the senate committee on industrial ex
positions today unanimously com
mended Senator Mitchell's bill to the
favorable consideration of the senate.
The committee makes no material
amendments in the bill as it was origi
nally irtroduced, and makes no cut
whatever in the appropriation, the
amount called for remaining at $2,125,
000. The bill was altered in only one es
sential feature. Section 9, which car
ries a lump appropriation of $1,500,000,
as direct government aid, is amended
to provide that this money shall be ex
pended under direction of the national
commission and not under direction of
the Lewis and Clark corporation. The
committee found that in every instance
where the government hail aided expo
sitions, the government funds were ex
pended by the government commission,
which was under control of the presi
dent. The exposition corporation is
not subject to this control. Therefore
Section 20 was amended to provide
that expenses incurred by consular,
military and naval officers in the Ori
ent, in the collection of exhibits for the
exposition, should be defrayed from the
The only other change m the bill,
aside from alteration in phraseology,
occurs in section 4, which provides for
the appointment of a board of arbitra
tion to whom all matters of difference
arising between the national commis
sion and the exposition company shall
be referred. Instead of allowing the
exposition corporation and the state
commission two members each on this
commission, membership is restricted
to one member each, making the total
four instead of six. The right of the
ooiumiBHion to um v(b tutli member
in case of deadlock is also provided.
WANTS TO JOIN PANAMA.
Island of San Andres Tires of Colom
Colon, Jan. 13. The schooner Her
ald, which arrived here yesterday even
ing from Bocas del Toro, brought a
commissioner irom the island ol ban
Andres w'.io will endeavor to obtain the
annexation of San Andres to the repub
lic of Panama, owing to the dissatis
faction of the inhabitants of the island
at the recent oppressive actions on the
part of Colombian authorities. The
commissioner will go to l'anama and
confer with the junta. He says 400
Colombian troops are now in garrison
on the islands of San Andres and Provi
dence, and that more soldiers are ex
pected momentarily. The dissatisfac
tion, he adds, is general throughout
the islands. San Andres does much
business with the United States in co
coanuts, about 20,000,000 of these nuts
being shipped there annually.
Panama is desirous of annexing San
Andres and Providence, but it is be
lieved that steps in that direction at
the present moment would be inop
portune. The United States marines encamped
at Empire and Bas Obispo are kept
bupy cleaning up the grounds around
the camps, which are located on a
healthy hill close to the railroad. The
marines have also cleaned the canal
company's houses, all of which now
present a clean and smart appearance.
Battleships Make Ouam.
Washington, Jan. 13. A cablegram
today from Rear Admiral Evans, com
manding the Asiatic fleet, announced
the arrival of the battleships Ken
tucky, Oregon and.Wisconsin at Guam
from Honolulu on their way to Subig
bny. It is expected that the cruiser
squadron, consisting of the New Or
leans, Albanv, Cincinnati and Raleigh,
will arrive at Guam today or tomorrow.
The cruisers left Honolulu in company
with the battleships, but, unlike the
latter, stopped en route at the Midway
Japan Is Oreatly Alarmed.
London, Jan. 13. The Japanese gov
ernment is alarmed at the report that
the Russian Black sea squadron intends
to pass through the Dardanelles. At
the reqnest of the Tokio authorities
Baron Hayashi, Japanese minister to
Great Brtain, has made inquiries on
the subject here, but the British foreign
office has not heard that Russia has
asked Turkey's permission and is not
inclined to think Russia will raise such
a question in Europe at present.
$100,000 Fire at Trinidad.
Trinidad, Colo., Jan. 13. A fire
which originated in the basement of
Fowler's furniture store this afternoon
caused $ 100,000 damage before it could
be put under control. The Masonic
block and the Bloom block were de-
stroyed. For a time the entire business
portion of the city was in dantrer and
I Pueblo was asked for help. The fire
was caused by the overturning of a
WAR AQAIN SEEMS SURE.
Japan Receives Second Reply of Russia,
Which Is Unsatisfactory.
London, Jan. 13. The Times' Pekin
correspondent, cabling under yester
day's date, says the Chinese minister
at Tokio, at the request fo the Japanese
foreign office, telegraphed the following
communication to Prince thing:
"The second Russian reply to the
Japanese proposals hasmbeen received at
Tokio, but it is unfavorable and cannot
be accepted by Japan, who will, unless
Rusisa recedes, be compelled to prompt
ly resort to arms.
"In view of such an eventuality,
Japan urges and expects China to main
tain the strictest neutrality, to preserve
order throughout the empire, to guard
foreigners resident in the interior, and
to take special care to preserve order in
the provinces of Shantung and Yunan,
lest foreign powers might seize the pre
text of disorder and make aggressive
The correspondent says that the dis
patch has deeply impressed the Chinese
who now believe war to be inevitable.
Wild Rumors of War.
London, Jan. 13. The St. Peters
burg correspondent of the London Daily
Mail wires that there is great excite
ment in the Russian capital, and that
many wild rumors are in circulation
One reports that the czar has drafted a
declaration of war. Still another de
clares that actual hostilities have al
ready broken out. None of these re
ports can be confirmed, however, and
while not generally credited, the feel
ing is increased that war cannot much
longer be averted. This is significant
in that until the last day or two every
thing in St. Petersburg has pointed to
ward an amicable settlement of the dis
pute. IN NATIONAL CONVENTION.
Woolgrowers and Livestock Association
Meet In Portland.
Portland, Jan. 12. The great na
tional conventions which are in Port
land for their annual meetings com
menced work yesterday under most fav
orable circumstances. The sessions of
the Woolgrowers' association were nota
ble in the high tone of the addresses
delivered and the earnestness with
which the voting delegates approached
the great questions to be considered.
The Livestock convention will not get
down to business until thiB morning,
but the machinery was set in motion
yesterday which assures profitable re
sults from the meetings which are to
occupy the remaining days of the week.
The visitors continued to pour in all
day long, and, by a conservative esti
mate, they will numler 1,500 when
President Springer's gavel falls on the
first session of the Livestock conven
tion today. An official welcome to the
state and city will be extended to the
visiting stockmen this afternoon by his
excellency, Governor George E. Cham
berlain, and Mayor George II. Wil
liams. There will be respons- s on the
part of the visitors and with the an
nual address of President John W.
Springer the great national gathreing
will be fairly under way.
STRIKE AT COAL MINB ENDS.
Leader and Utah Mlneowner
Salt Lake, Jan. 13. The labor
troubles in the coal fields of Carbon
county have been practically settled as
a result of a conference between G. W.
Kramer, vice president of the Utah
fuel company, and Attorney 8. A.
King, representing the strikers. By
the terms of an agreement satisfactory
to both sides, the company agrees to
lease for a period of six months all of
the 225 houses erected by the miners
on the company's property, paying
therefor the lump sum of $75,000, the
amount to be paid for each individual
lease to be determined by three apprais
ers who have already been appointed.
If at the expiration of the agreement,
the houses have not been removed they
become the property of the company.
While the agreement does not affect
the claims of either side in the way of
adjustment of grievances, it destroys
any apparent reason for the strikers to
remain in the district and avoids the
possibility of serious trouble arising
from the eviction ol miners fiom their
Removing Duty on Coal.
Washington, Jan. 13. Congressman
Jones, of Washington, has bwn assured
by leading representatives of the house
that the emergency bill approved by
the president on January 15 last, re
moving for one year the duty on coal,
will not be continued in effect after
next Friday. On that date the former
duty will be restored, and it is the in
tention of the house leaders to grant no
further concessions on coal, or any
other commodities, until the time comes
when they deem a general revision of
the tariff necessary.
Oeneral Reyes Makes Bold.
Washington, Jan. 13. The Associat
ed Press has been informed that Gener
al Reyes, in his last note to the state
department, threatened to publish the
correspondence oetween himself and
the state department if the department
did not see fit to send it to the senate
or make it public. General Reyes left
for New York at 1 :30 tonight. He will
sail from New York next Saturday di
rect for Colombia on the steamer Alle
gheny. Russian War Preparations.
Paris, Jan. 13. A special dispatch
to the Patrie from Harbin, a town on
the Manchurian railroad, describes the
Russian war. preparations. The Rns-
sian officials declare war is inevitable,
but add that they are ready. Port
. Arthur, it is further asserted, will be
' occupied by 100,000 men, and in ten
'days reinforcements of 100,000 can
! reach Manchuria.
HAPPENINGS HERE IN OREGON
IDLE nONEY AT WORK.
School Fund Surplus Is Being Put Out
Salem The semi-annual report of
oiuie jrcusurer tj. b. aioore snows a
heavy decrease in the surplus of money
lying idle in the common school fund
A year ago, the balance in that fum
was $724,772.25. On January 1, 1904
the balance was but $502,177.53
eince January 1, about $10,000 has
been sent out on loans and $90,000 will
be paid out in a few days on the Port
land school District bonds.
Applications have been approved for
loans to the amount of over $60,000
more, so that it appears that the state
has now but $400,000 which it can
offer to those who wish to borrow upon
gilt-edged real estate security at 6 per
cent interest. If the present demand
for loans from the school fund contin
ues, the balance will be out at interest
within a year. The loaning of this
fund, and consequent -decrease in the
amount of the idle surplus, means an
increase in the revenues for school pur
poses, lhe interest on this fund is ap
portioned among the counties annually
according to school population.
The report also shows a balance of
$85,640.50 in the general fund, from
which the ordinary expenses of the
state are paid. State Treasurer Moore
says that a large portion of this amount
will be used in paying the claims for
the last quarter of 1903. During the
next three months, however, nearly
$40,000,000 will be received from in
surance companies under the law re
quiring them to pay a 2 per cent tax
on their net receipts, and this sum will
be sufficient to pay the ordinary ex
penses of the state until state taxes be
gin to come in, about April 1.
HEAR RAILROAD'S PLEA.
Tlmberland Assessment In Land Reduced
to $2 SO Per Acre.
Eugene The county board has de
cided to reduce the assessment on the
timber lands of the Southern Pacific
company in this countv from $3 to
$2.50 per acre, after considering the ar
gument of the attorney of that com
pany. The reduction, however, was
not made until the company should
agree that there would be no contest on
't The lands of the railroad company
were assessed the same as all timber
lands, but the argument was made that
these lands were less valuable than the
lands held by other corporations, for
the reason that the railroad grant con
sists of certain sections by numbers, re
gardless of whether they are valuable
or not, while the lands of other cor
porations and individuals have been se
lected and it is reasonable to suppose
valueless claims would not be acquired.
Makes a Good Showing.
Pendleton The annual report of As
sistant Postmaster French shows that
Pendleton has one of the few self sus
taining offices in the state. The total
revenue of the year was $13,087.43,
while the total epxense was $5,867.77.
The total receipts for 1902 were $13,
539.07. The net increase of the oflice
for 1903 over the previous year was
$148. This the officials consider is a'
good gain, since Pendleton has a free
delivery. For a while when the free
delivery was established the receipts
from box rent fell off, but the demand
at the present time for boxes seems to
have outgrown the oflice, and 60 more
have been asked for. This will make a
total of 600.
Stockmen Feel Better.
Pendleton The cattlemen and sheep
men of the Blue mountain 'district are
rejoicing this winter because of the ex
traordinary open season. Up to the
present spring like weather has pre
vailed, and only in a few sections has
the temperature been but little below
the freezing point. So far, the sheep
to be held over the winter have not re
quired feeding, remaining on the past
ures, the grass of which is holding out
remarkably well. Considerable rain
has fallen during the fall, and so far
grass has been growing.
Dividend by Prune Association.
Falem The Willamette valley prune
association has declared a dividend on
the Petite prune crop handled by the
association in the Salem and Roseburg
districts this season. The total amount
handled of this variety was 635,000
pounds. . Net prices to the grower, 40s, I
$0.0395; 50s, $0.0362; 60s, $0.0308;
70s, $0.0267; 80s, $0.0210; 90s,
$0.0155 ; 100s. and over, $0.0099. These
prices gave the growers a net basis
price of a little less than 2 cents.
Good Winter for Farmers.
Salem Captain Hunt, a prominent
farmer of the Waldo hills, says that
the season thus far has been a very fa
vorable one for farmers and winter
wheat is in excellent condition. Farm
ers in this part of the county have not
f.-d their livestock a fork full of hay or
a measure of grain this winter, and
proliably will not do so. Pasturage
has been good and cattle do well with
the grass they can get, and the straw
that is stacked for them in the fields.
Coal Vela Struck Near Union.
Ia Grande At a depth of 280 feet a
vein of coal has been struck in W. J.
Townley's artesian well near Union.
Just what the depth or the thickness of
the layer of coal has not been ascer
tained. Work will be immediately re
sumed on this proposition, and its de
velopment is being awaited with keen
interest throughout the county.
I APPLIES FOR APPORTIONMENT.
Pilot Butte Company Wants to Begin on
Salem A. M. Drake, president of
the Pilot Butte Development company.
lias applied to the state land board for
an apportionment of the lien upon
some 10,000 acres of the land for the
reclamatoin of which his company has
a contract. The company has a ion
tract for the reclamation of 80,000 acres
and the contract price is $10 per acre.
The reclamation company holds a
lien upon the land for the cost of con
struction. The lien upon each acre Is
not uniform, however, but is to be ap
portioned upon each 40-acre tract ac
cording to the relative value of the
land. Thus one 40-acre tract mav bear
a lien of $15 an acre, while another.
not so valuable, will boar a lien of but
$5. An intending settler is required to
pay to the company the amount of the
lien, whereupon he receives a deed from
PLANT EXHIBIT AT EXPOSITION.
Regents of the Agricultural College
Much Taken With the Idea.
Corvallis At a recent board meet
ing, the plan for the agricultural college
to plant and maintain a growing ex
hibit on the exposition grounds at the
Lewis and Clark fair was discussed and
referred to the executive committee for
direction. The committee is: Weath-
erford, chairman; Apperson, Daly,
Kcady, and Leedy.
lhe sentiment of the board was un
iversally favorable to the plan, and the
expression general that the occasion
offered the college opportunity to do
all the people of the state great and en
during benefit. The growth of forage
grasses and plants, the cultivation of
vegetables of all kinds, the production
of small fruits and many other features
were mentioned as among the possibili
ties for converting the tract into a com
pact and valuable display of Oregon
productions and resources.
To Lease Hatchery.
Salem Negotiations are pending be
tween the state board of fiBh commis
sioners and the United States fish com
missioner with a view to a lease of the
new state salmon hatchery at Ontario
to the government. If the lease can be
effected as desired, the expense of oper
ating the hatchery will be borne by the
lederal government, the result to the
Ashing industry will be the same and
the state will save some f 6,000 a year,
which can be devoted to the develop
ment of the fishing industry elsewhere
in the state.
Big Hogs of the Grand Ronde.
La Grande J. W. Spencer now holds
the honor of having raised the largest
hog in the county. Dexter Eaton has
always held the championship, the
largest being 700 pounds. His neigh
bors, John McAllister and J. W. Spenc
er entered into the bog raising business
also and the two latter gentlemen
brought two monster hogs in from their
ranches near Island City a few days ago
and had them weighed. McAllisters'
weighed 775 pounds and Spencers' 870,
which breaks all former records in the
weight of Grand Ronde valley hogs.
Feeding Cattle In the Valley.
Enterprise Owing to the lack of sale
for cattle in the fall many steers are be
ing fattened in this valley for the
spring market. They are mostly 3-year-olds
and will bring a good price
when delivered in April. There has
been an egg famine in this city for the
past month. Eggs have been 50 cents
per dozen since before Thanksgiving
and at Christmas time they jumped to
60 cents for a few days, then dropped
to the present price of 35 cents.
Wheat Walla Walla, 73c;
stem, 79S80c; valley, 78c.
Barley Feed, $20 per ton; brewing,
$2020.50; rolled, $21.
Flour Valley, $3.753.85; hard
wheat straights, $3.90(34.10; clears,
$3.553.75; hard wheat patents, $4.20
4.50; graham, $3.75; whole wheat,
$4; rye flour, $4.504.75.
Oats No. 1 white, $1.07)(31.10;
gray, $1.05 1.07s per cental.
Millstuffs Bran. $17.50(818 per ton;
middlings, $26; shorts, $19(819.60;
chop, $18 linseed, dairy food, $19.
Hay Timothy, $16 per ton; clover,
$12; grain, $12; cheat, $12.
Vegetables Turnips, 65c per sack;
carrots, 75c; beets, 90c; parsnips, 85c
a$l; cabbage, lfgl'c; red cabbage,
lMc; parsley, per dozen, 25c; to
matoes, $1.50(32 per crate; cauliflower,
75e(3$l per dozen; beans, 12c; celery,
75c per dozen; pumpkins, lc per
Potatoes Fancy, 7080c per sack;
common, 60(3,60; sweets, 2 Vc in sacks ;
Fruits Apples, fancy Baldwins and
Spitzenbergs, $1.50 per box; rooking,
75c$l; pears, $11.50 per box;
grapes, $1.50 per box.
eJJutter Fancy creamery, 2 7)(9 30c
per pound; dairy, 20J22)c; store,
Cheese Foil cream, twins, 1415c;
Young America, I5Xi 16c.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, 1213c;
per pound; spring, 12(8 13c; hens, 12
Ji13c; turkeys, live, 17 18c;
dressed, 20c; ducks, $7(37.50 per dozen;
geese, live, 8c per pound.
Eggs Oregon ranch, 27(g27c;
Hops Choice, 2627c per pound;
prime, 25c; medium, 22c.
Wool Valley, f73 18c; Eastern Ore
gon, 12 15c; mohair, 32(3 35c.