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"IT'S A COLD DAY WHEIN WE GET LEFT.'.'
HOOD RIVER, OREGON, THURSDAY, J AXUARY 28, 1904.
Hf OD RIVER GLACIER
Jnued every Thursday by
S. F. BLYTHE SON, Publishers.
B. F. BLYTHK. K. N. BLYTHE,
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in mi . mice.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF MAILS.
The n'stofllre la onen dailv betn-efln m
a-d 8 p. m.; Sunday rum U to 1 o'clock. Halls
( r ti t Earn close at ll:i a. m. and p. m; lor
esi ki :w a. in. una i:ip. m.
The carriers on R. V. i. routes No. 1 and No.
2 li ave tire iiuaroffice at 8:.) dally. Mall leavea
for 3i t. iiood, daily at 12:1)0 p. m.j arrives,
Ik:' a. ni,
KrChenoweth, Wash., at 7:80 a. m. Tues
da t, T urvdaysaud Saturdays; arrive! taint
uiaya at o p. m.
rur I yderwood, Wash., at 7:30 a. m. Tuee
daya, Ihundaysaud Saturdaya; arrlvea aam
dava ar 6 t. ni.
lor White Kalmcn, Wash., dally at 2:45 p, m.;
i 11, CD 11 . Ul.
Fcr Hood River dally at ( a. m.; arrive! at
I.M 1. Ill,
For Hiiatira, Trout Lake and Guler, Waah.,
daily at 7:0 a. ra.; arrlvea at 12 m.
Fur olenwood, liilmer and rulda, Waah.,
dally at "::) a. nr.: arrlvea at 6 n m.
For i'lnellat and Hnowden, Waah., at 11:80
a. m. Tuesdays and Saturday.; arrivaa aaiua
unyK, it- ;,jo a. in.
rur llln en, Wash., dally at 4:45 p. m.j ar.
rives at 8:4a. m.
lOl KT lloob K1VF.K No. 4S, FORESTERS OF
I a r.iui.A Meets aecona ana Fourth Mon
days In each month in K. of P. hall.
It. J. Fbkdbbick, C. K.
' 8. F. Fouts, Financial Secretary.
VAK GROVE COUNCIL No. 142, ORDER OF
r mailt!. Meeia tne second ana Fourth
rnaayaoi lueuiuntn. visitors cordially wel
comed. F. U. Brosius, Counsellor.
Miss Kxllii Clark, Secretary.
ORDER OF "WASHINGTON.-Hood River
Union No. M2, meets in Odd Fellows' hall
second and fourth Saturdays in each mouth,
7:8u o'clock. K. L. Rood, President.
C. U. Uakik, Secretary.
JAURKL REBEKAH DEGREE LODGE, No.
I 87, 1. O. O. F.-Meeta first and third Frl
aya In each month.
Mihb Edith Mooaa, N. O.
L. E. Mown, Secretary.
rUNBY POST, No. 16, O. A. R.-MeetaatA.
V O. U. W. Hall second and fourth Baturdaya
of each month at 2 o'clock p. m. All Q. A. ft
member a Invited lo meet with ua.
w. H. Perky, Commander,
T. J. Ci'Nnino, Adjutant.
C1ANBY W. R. C, No. 16-Meeta aecond and
I fourth Saturdaya of each month in A. O, U.
W. hall at 2 p. m. Mrs. Finmii Bailiy, Free.
1Iks. T. J, I'anmno, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER LODGE No. 106, A. F. and A
M. Meeti Saturday evening on or beore
each full moon. Wh. M. Yams, W. M.
C. D. iHuarson, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 27, R. A. If.
Meets third Friday night of eaoh month.
G. R. Cabtkir, H. t.
A. B. Blowiiu, Secretary.
MOOD RIVER CHAPTER. No. 25, O. I. S.
II Meeta aecond and fourth Tuesday even
liiga of tach month. Vlaitora cordially weU
fomed. Mm. May Yatss, W. M.
Mm. Masy B. DAVlueoN, Secretary.
0LETA ASSEMBLY No. 10.1. United Artisans,
Meeta first and third Wednesdays, work;
aecond and fourth Wednesdays social; Arti
aana ball. F. C. Baoaiva, M. A.
F. B. Barn its, Secretary.
lVJAUCOMA LODGE, No. 80, K. of P. Meeta
1 in K. of P. hall every Tuesday night.
F. L. Davidson, C. C.
C. E. Himman, K.of R. 4 8.
RIVERSIDE LODGE. No. 68, A. O. U, W.
Meeu urst and third Baturdaya of eaoh
month. F. B. Barn, W. M.
E. R. Bradliy, Financier.
CHxtrraa shut:, Recorder.
1DLEWILDE LODGE, No. 107, I. O O. F.
Meela In Fraternal hall every Thuraday
sight. Gao. w. Thompson, N. Q.
J. L. Henderson, Secretary.
OOD RIVER TENT, No. 1, K. O. T. M..
meeta at A. O. U. w. hall on the first and
third Fridaya of each month.
Walter Gkrblinsj, Commander.
O. E. Williams, Secretary.
DIVERSIDK LODGE NO. 40, DEGREE OF
It HONOR, A. O. U. W. -Meeta first and
third Saturdaya att P. M.
Kati M. Fridericx, 0. oi H.
Miss ArtKil Smith, Recorder.
HOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 7,702, M. W, A.,
meeta In Odd Fellows' Hall the first and
third Wednesdays of each month.
1. R. Rim, V. 0.
C. U. Dakik, Clerk.
T.1DEN ENCAMPMENT No. 48, I. O. O. F.
J'j Regular meeting aecond and fourth Mon
nave oi eacn mourn.
J. L. Hendkrbon, Scrlbt.
W.O. Ash, CP.
C U. JENKINS, D. M. D.
Specialist on Crown and Bridge Work.
Telephones: Office, 281; residenoa, M.
Office over Bank Bldg, Hood River, Oregon
JjR. K. T.CAKNS,
Gold orowns and bridge wort and all kinds of
HOOD RIVER OREGON
J L. DUMBLK,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
acceasor to Dr. M. F. Shaw.
Calls promptly answered In town or ooantry,
Day or Night.
Telephones: Residence), 611; Office, 611.
Offlce over Reed's Grocery. ,
J F. WATT, M. D,
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephones: Office, 281; residence, 281
BURGEON O. R. A N. CO.
JOHN LELAND HENDERSON
ATTORNEY-ATLAW. ABSTRACTER, IfO
1AKY PUHL1C and REAL
For 2 years a resident of Oregon and Wash
ington. Has had many years eiparlenoa la
Real Estate matters, as abstractor, searcher of
titles and agent. Satisfaction guareaiosd ee
pREDERICK 4 ARNOLD
CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS.
KetiiriaU'S) furnished for all kinds of
work. Repairing specialty. All kind
of shop work. Ehop on Suto Street,
between First and Second.
Abstract Furnished. Money Loaned.
Hood River, Oregon.
p C. BROS1US, M. D.
" PHYSICIAN AND 8URQE0N.
'Phone Central, or UL
Office Honrs: 10 to 11 A. M.J I to I
and 6 to 7 P. M.
gUTLER A CO
Po a general banking basinaea.
HOOD RIVER. 08SQ0J.
EVENTS OF THE DAY
QAIHERED FROM ALL PARTS OP THE
Comprehensive Review of the Import.
ant Happenings of the Put Week,
Presented In Condensed Form, Moat
Likely to Prove Interesting to Our
The powers say mediation between
Russia and Japan is impossible. Rus
sia first suggested it.
A cage and engine at a Victor, Colo
rado, mine got beyond control and 14
men rode to their death.
ibe National Uood Koads assocuv
tion, at a meeting in Washington,
adopted resolutions favoring the 1905
Roosevelt and Hanna are said to have
reached an agreement by which the lat
ter is not to be a candidate for presi'
Rescuers at the scene of the great
Pennsylvania mine disaster had to be
rescued. Few bodies have yet been re-
President John Mitchell, of the Unit
ed Mineworkers, refused to allow the
national convention to raise his salary
12,000 a year.
A snow storm near St. Louis rend
ered lights invisible and two trains
came together. Three persons were
killed and a number injured.
Whitaker Wright, the noted promot
er, convicted ol fraud and sentenced to
seven years' penal servitude, has cheat
ed justice by dying within an hour
after sentence was pronoucned. Pois
oning is suspected. .
Coates Kinney, the author and poet,
Secretary Root is prepared to turn
over his office to General Taft.
Japan and Russia are growing bitter
ana regard eacn otner witn suspicion
Mayor Carter Harrison, with seven
others has been held for the Chicago
The house has passed the army ap
propriation bill, carrying approximate
Major Hoyt Sherman, brother of
General W. T. Sherman and of Secre
tary John Sherman, is dead.
The Middle West is suffering from a
severe cold snap. The temperature is
far below zero at many points.
Representative Hermann says it is
false economy not to pass a river and
harbor bill at the present session.
Roosevelt has decided to ignore the
charges against H. Smith Woolley and
has reappointed him assayer at Boise.
Secretary Root is strongly opposed to
the proposed law that all Philippine
freight be carried on American vessels.
He says it will place the country at the
mercy of ship owners.
It is reported that Pope Pius intends
to retire in a short time.
Japan proposes to make
demonstration in Corea.
Russian military activity at Black
sea ports is greater than ever before.
Although war rumors are very num
erous, the trend ol anairs manes more
Seventeen men, including the man
agers, will be indicted lor me inicago
Thefl ood danger is over at Pittsburg
and the general Eastern situation is
A noted diamond thief, suspected of
a San Francisco offense, has been cap
tured in Minneapolis With $12,000 in
General Taft has reached the United
States and will assume the duties ol
secretary of war as soon as be arrives at
Senator Burton, of Kansas has been
ndicted for bribery in connection with
St. Louis grain concern, placed under a
ban by the postal department.
The accidental death of a Corean hit
by an American electric car in Seoul
started a serious riot, which was quick
ly quelled by the American legation
Japan has landed troops at Masam-
Coreans are attacking Japanese in
many sections and serious trouble is
Henry Watterson says Brayn is a tool
in the hands of Republicans.
Russia is reported to be growing
nervous over the continued delay in
The house committee has decided
that there will be no river and harbor
bill this session.
Fulton's bill protecting the Colum
bia against misbranded salmon has
been reported to the senate.
Pleasant Armstrong was hanged at
Baker City last Friday morning for the
murder of Minnie Ensminger.
A thaw in the East is causing great
floods and many cities are greatly
alarmed, particularly Fittsburg.
The senate has passed the Gorman
resolution calling on Roosevelt for pa
pers relating to the Panama aaff ir.
The United State has sounded both
Japan and Russia and finds that neither
cares for the good offices of any outside
power to bring them together.
Ice blocks many Eastern streams and
floods are feared.
HEYBUKN CRQES LAND REFORM.
Idaho Senator Makes His Maldea Speech
Stone Talks of Panama.
Washington, Jan. 28. The time of
the senate today was again divided be
tween consideration of the Panama
question and other subjects. There
was only one speech on the canal, and
it was made by Stone, of Missouri, who
spoke to a resolution directing the sen
ate committee on foreign relations to
make an investigation into the Panama
revolt. He contended the circum
stances indicated complicity on the part
of the United States in the secession of
Panama, and urged that in the interest
of the' country's good name, all the
facts should be known.
Heyburn, of Idaho, made his first
speech in the senate in support of a
resolution introduced by himself pro
hibiting railroad companies from tak
ing up land in a solid body in lieu of
land in forest reservations.
A number of bills were passed in
cluding one for a memorial bridge
across the Potomac river at Washing'
Vhen the senate convened, Heyburn
made an address on his resolution di
recting a stay of proceedings on applies
tioii8 to patent even numbered sections
of public lands in lieu of odd numbered
sections, held by railroad companies in
forest reserves. He complained that
the present law permits railroads to
surrender worthless lands, and take up
other territory of much greater value.
The resolution was referred to the com
mittee on public lands.
TIRED OP OETTINQ LETTERS.
Sultan of Morocco Finally Olvcs
$50,000 to the St. Louis Fair.
St. Louis, Jan. 28. In the lint of
nations which are to be represented at
the world's fair by national pavilions,
Morocco probably will be miHsmg
Secretary Stevens states that it is not
now expected that Morocco wilroffieial
ly participate by erecting a pavilion,
but that some use, doubtless, will be
made of the $50,000 appropriated.
According to information received by
the exposition officials from Commis
sioner J. vv. s. j.angerman, wno re
cently returned from a mission to Mo
rocco, being empowered as the sultan s
commissioner on his return, tne
amount appropriated by that potentate
was $50,000. Anent this appropria
tion an interesting story is told by Mr.
Danforth, assistant to Commissioner
Langerman. The amount was not
given with very good grace, according
to Mr, Danforth, who quotes the sul
tan as saying:
"Here is $50,000. Take it. I don't
care whether you use it for the world's
fair or put it in your oWn pocket. I
don't know where St. Louis is, except
that it is somewhere in the United
States, and I don't care. And please
tell President Francis, whoever he is,
to stop writing me letters about his
fair, as I am tired of getting them."
JAPAN WANTS EARLY REPLY.
Russian Minister Qlven to understand
Delay la Too Great.
Tokio, Jan. 28. The Japanese gov
ernment has diplomatically intimated
to Baron De Rosen, the Russian minis
ter, that an early response is desired to
Japan's recent note to Russia. It is
calculated here that the Japanese note
reached the Russian cabinet on the af
ternoon of January 16, and it is felt
that sufficient time has elapsed for its
consideration and the preparation of a
response. The Japanese government is
conscious of the possible necessities of
the military and naval situation, and
is unwilling to permit evasions and de
lays which are designed to gain time.
The future course of tne Japanese
government is a carefully guarded se
cret. The length of tinrm that Japan
prepared to await the pleasure of
Russia is unknown. It seems probable
that it has been determined to act de
cisively within a few days. The popu
lar temper has long opposed further
While many objected to Japan taking
the ' initiative, a majority would now
welcome the issuance of a brief ulti
matum and a declaration of war if
that should prove ineffective. Some
outside opinion here inclines to the be
lief that the activities of Japan will be
imited to the seizure of Corea, which
enterprise, it is thought, Russia would
Adopt Oold Standard.
Washington, Jan. 28. A belated re
port has been received at the state de
partment from United. States Minister
Beaupre, at Bogota, upon the monetary
law of Colombia, which was pawed by
the Colombian congress at its last ses
sion. The bill provides that the mone
tary unit shall be the gold dollar of the
United States; that future emission of
paper money be piohibited; that in
the department and provinces where
silver has hitherto been current coin
age it shall keep to the gold unit and
all paper money burned.
Cur Move Troop.
Tort Arthur, Jan. 28. It is reported
that about 150 wagons loaded with
army stores have left Lino Yang daily
for the past font days for the Yalu riv
er, where it is intended to concentrate
8,000 Port Arthur and Mukden troops.
The authorities assert that the hostility
of Japan compel mobilization on the
Yalu, and on this river Russia has
heretofore carefully avoided alarming
Corea by an appearance of threatening
Consols to Reach Peats Soon.
Washington, Jan. 28. Under the
provisions of the treaty with China,
the state department intends to dis
patch at once by the shorten route,
Messrs. Cheshire and Davidson, the
two conrola to Mukden and Antung.
They will be able to reach their post
la five or six, week. .
EXPLOSION OP OAS CAUSES DEATH
OP NEARLY 200.
Only One Employ Who Went Down In
the Morning Ha Returned No Warn
ing of Disaster Rescue Impossible on
Account of Foul Air Many Heart
Pittsburg, Jan. 27. From all that
can "be gathered at this hour, between
180 and 190 men are lying dead in the
headings and passageways of the liar
wick mine of the Allegheny coal com
pany, at Cheswic, the result of a ter
rific explosion today. Cage after cage
has gone down into the mine and come
up again, but only one miner 0f all
those that went down to work this
morning has been brought to the sur
face. The rescued man is Adloph
Guina, and he is still in a semi-con
scious condition at the temporary hos
pital at the rude schoolhouse on the
hillside above the mine.
in addition to tne miners who were
at work when the explosion occurred,
it is now believed by practically all of
the men of the rescue party who have
come up the 220-foot vertical shaft for
a warming and a breathing spell that
Selwyn M. Taylor, the Pittsburg min
ing engineer, who platted the mine,
and who was the first to reach the bot
tom after the explosion happened, is
also now among the list of dead. Of
thou in tho mine all are probably
The explosion occurred at 8 :30 o'clock
tins morning, and the nrst warning
was the sudden rumble under the
ground and then a sheet of flame fol
lowed up the deep shaft. Both mine
cages were hurled through the tipper,
20 feet above the landing stage, and
the three men on the tipple were hurled
to the ground. A mule was thrown
high above the shaft, and fell dead on
tne ground, i ne injured men were
brought at once to this city, where two
oi tnem nave since died.
As soon as the rumble of the explo
sion and the crash at the pit mouth
startled the little village, the wives and
children of the men below rushed to
the scene of the disaster, but to gain
no encouragement. There was no way
to get into the deep workings. The
cages that let the men into the mines,
and brought them out again when the
day's work was done, were both de
All day long there was a jam of wait
ing women and children about the
mouth of the pit. There were calls for
assistance and for surgical aid from the
men in charge of the mine, but it was)
not until 4 o'clock this afternoon that
the first attempt at rescue was made.
This was a failure, as the two men who
had volunteered were driven back by
the foul air. Shortly after 5 o'clock
Selwyn M. Taylor and one of his assist
ants signaled for the engineer to lower
them into the shaft. Taylor is still
down there. Three times efforts have
been made to reach him, but so far
FIRB DESTROYS NORWAY TOWN.
Inhabitant Become Panlcstricken
Lose All Their Property.
Aalesund, Norway, Jan. 27. The
fire which swept over this town yester
day morning destroyed every building
in it with the exception of the hospital.
The 11,000 inhabitants of Aalesund
were compelled to camp in the open, as
only a few damaged and uninhabitable
houses were left standing. The chil
dren of the town had to be housed tern
porarily in the church at Borgund.
The panic among the people was so
great after the outbreak of the flames
that all attempts at leadership or dis
cipline became out of the question ; no
excesses, however, were committed.
The people first endeavored to save
some of their property, but they soon
found they had quite enough to do to
save their own lives.
The destruction of the town was com
plete within a couple of hours from the
time the fire started. Over 20 steam
fishing boats and many sailing smacks
were sunk in the harbor in order to
save them from the flames, but three
steamers and many smacks were burn
ed. It is believed now that only three
persons lost their lives.
Asiatic are Wanted.
Johannesburg, Jan. 27. A monster
petition signed by 45,100 white male
adults in the Transvaal, requesting the
pusage of a law providing for the im
portation of Asiatic labor into the col
ony, will be presented to the legislative
council by Sir George Farrar, chairman
of the East Rand Proprietary group of
mines. It is claimed that as the total
white male population of the Trans
vaal is 80,000, and as 15,000 govern
ment employes did not sign the'pe
tition, it represents the view of 70 per
cent of the white residents.
Oermany Sec Japaa I la Earnest.
Berlin, Jan. 27. As the German
government understands the present
situation, the feeling is such at Tokio
that Japan will declare war unless
Russia answers her demands favorably.
Russia recognize this, and accordingly
intend to accept enough of Japan's
points to make the Tokio cabinet feel
that a sufficient cause for war no longer
exists, and while the forthcoming note
will not satisfy Japan.it will prevent the
possibilty o a declaration of war.
Wants Arid Lands Reclaimed.
Washington, Jan. 27. Senator Hey
burn today introduced a bill appropri
ating $10 ,000 to provide for an exam
ination to determine the feasibility of
reclaiming the overflowed lands of the
Kootenai river in Northern Idaho and
HURRY UP EXHIBITS.
Plea tfent Forth by Managers of St
St. Louis, Jan. 27. The Lousiaina
Purchase exposition company stands
ready and is waiting for the full and
general installation of exhibits. The
point has been reached where the man
agement of the exposition is no longer
occupied with the rapid advancement
toward completion of the buildings,
but instead, it now lays particular
stress upon the importance of the
speedy shipments of exhibits, especial
ly those assembled by domestic exhibit
Officials of the exposition make the
statement to the Associated Press that
the one thing of paramount importance
to insure the anticipated successful and
auspicous opening of the fair is the im
mediate commencement by domestic
exhibitors to ship cars as rapidly as
can De nau.
Owing to the unprecedented partici
pation by both foreign and domestic ex
hibitors, vast amounts of exhibits have
been and are now in course of arrange
ment and collection. The time for the
opening of the exposition is rapidly ap
proaching, but apparently the know
ledge of the fact is not causing the
shipment of exhibits to be rushed for
ward with the promptness and dispatch
tnat is absolutely necessary to secure
rapid delivery of the cars to the fair
site, and to avoid possible congestion
in the handling of the cars after they
have reached St. Louis.
The fair management has devoted
more than ordinary attention to prep
aration for the handling of cars and the
arrangements are now completed. Ad
equate railroad facilities are ready, the
warehouses have all been erected and
all the buildings are in such a state of
completion that installation of exLibits
can be commenced immediately.
What the management now most
ardently desires is the prompt ship
ment of exhibits from the different
parts of the country to begin immedi
ately. Otherwise, if there be delay,
congestion in traffic handling after St.
Louis is reached is almost an assured
NOT THAT KIND OF POWER.
Corea Joining With Japan Would
Drag France In.
Paris, Jan. 27. The attitude of
Corea in the event of' war between
Russia and Japan has been the subject
of much comment among the diplo
mats here, as it is believed Corea's giv
ing aid to Japan might constitute two
powers attacking Russia, thus bringing
in France, under the terms of the
Fianco Russian agreement. One of
the ambassadors, therefore, asked- For
eign Minister Delcasse what the result
would be if Corea joined Japan and the
answer is in substance that Corea is
not considered to be that kind cf a sov
ereign independent power, whose assist
ance to Japan against Russia would
bring about the contingency contemp
lated by the Franco-Russian agree
ment. Although the answer was con
fined to Corea, it is understood that a
similar view prevails, thereby confirm
ing previous reports on the same sub
ject that China' joining Japan would
not constitute two powers attacking
AMERICA NOT FRIQHTENED.
It Expect No Trouble Over Sending Con
sul to Manchuria.
Washington, Jan. 27. Count Cas-
sinl, the Russian ambassador, had a
long talk today with Mr. Loomis, act
ing secretary of state, on the Far East
ern situation, ice ambassador s ad
vices gave some hope of peace, though
the phase of the question which re
ceived most attention was the uncon
tradicted statements which have ap
peared in certain newspapers regard
ing the attitude of this government.
The Russian government, of course,
could not presume to question the pre
vious assurances received from this
country regarding its neutrality because
of any newspaper publication, but the
recurrence of these statement has
There is no anticipation on the part
of this government of any hitch in the
reception of our consuls in Manchuria,
The evidence of approval of the com
mercial treaty which Russia has given
convinces the state department that
the consuls will receive every courtesy.
Destruction of the Cotton-Boll Weevil.
Washington, Jan. 27. The secretary
of agriculture has aproved the plans for
the cotton boll weevil Investigation in
the Southwest, for which an appropri
ation of $250,000 has been available.
Secretary Wilson believe that the best
methods for meeting the ravages caused
by the boll weevil will be put into
actual practice the facts which have
been accumulated by the department
during the past two years in the matter
of improving culture conditions, the
planting of early maturing varieties of
cotton, substitution of other crops, etc.
Philippine Trad on the Increase.
Washington, Jan. 27. The Philip
pine trade statistic of the insular bu
reau of the war department show that
the import during the eight months
ended August, 1903, aggregated $22,-
266,580 and export $20,857,313.
These figures are exclusive of coin and
government supplies. The aggregate
of exports and imports Is an increase of
almost $8,000,000, over four-fifth of
which may be credited to shipment
fiom the archipelago.
Destructive Fir la New York
New York, Jan. 27. The buildings
at 544-548 Broadway, occupied by
Morimura Bros.. Japanese goods; E.
R. Donar &. Co., hats, and C ran ford A
Qnigley, Rossenware Bros., and Finkle
stein dc Maaget, clothing, was destroyed
by fir early today. Estimated lose,
HAPPENINGS HERE IN OREGON
SALE OF EASTERN OREGON PINB.
Thousand Acre Tract Will
Held for Higher Prices.
La Grande One of the largest tim
ber deals made in Oregon for gome time
was that to George Talmer by Robert
Smith, president of the La Grande na
tional bank, of the white pine tract
known as the Stanley lands, about 25
miles from La Grande. This piece of
land comprises about 7,000 acres, and
was sold at near the $200,000 mark.
Near this land is situated the Elgin
lumber company plant, which was in
eluded in the sale. This company was
organized in May, 1902, and has been
closely connected with the development
of lumber- industries in Eastern Oregon.
The annual output of this plant av
erages 12,000,000 feet of lumber, which
found a ready market as far east as Mil
waukee and Chicago. The tract of tim
ber is one of the finest in Eastern Ore
gon, and consists principally of pine of
unusual height and size, standing upon
comparatively level ground.
At some future time an extension of
the O. R. & N. from its present termi
nus at Elgin will tap this section and
deveiop a large industry !.n lumbering
and when the land has been cleared of
timber it will still be valuable for agri
Mr. Palmer, the purchaser, states
that he bought these lands as an invest
ment, and will not manufacture this
linber, but will hold it for increased
stumpage. He is a banker from the
state of Iowa, and is very favorably im
pressed with Oregon, and will likely lo
cate here in the near future.
VALLEY FILLING UP.
Advertising the Willamette Has Brought
Many to Oregon.
Salem The advertising which has
been carried on in the Middle West in
the last two years for the purpose of at
tracting nomeseekers to Oregon seems
to have produced good results. Not
for many years has real estate been at
active as it is now, and still greater ac
tivity is expected before the close of
the present year.
There is no blind rush to buy land,
and no effort is being made to "boom"
this section. of the valley, but many
sales of farm lands have been made to
people who are pleased with this
country and have money to invest in
permanent homes. Though most of
the sales have been made at price but
little above those asked three or four
years ago, the increased activity 1b
tending to raise values, thus giving the
realty market a strong tone.
In the different localities of the Will
amette valley land may be found in
any stage of improvement. There are
thousands of acres of land that still
bear a heavy growth of timber, fit to
be made into fuel.- There are thous
ands of acres of land from which the
timber has been removed and upon
which the decaying stumps still stand.
Lying alongside these unimproved lands
are farms upon wbick grain, hay, fruit,
hops, livestock, poultry and vegetables
of superior quality are grown. It is
upon these lands that a dairyman can
support a cow to the acre, that hop
growers and prunegrowers have pro
duced crops in one year sufficient to pay
for the land upon which they grew.
Merging Sugar Factories.
La Grande Word comes from Og-
den, Utah, to the effect that there will
be a consolidation of all sugar fac
tories in the three states in the near
future, which is considered very prob
able. Should it take place it would
mean, the eonsolidation of eight fac
tories, as follows: The Ogden, Logan,
Utah, and La Grande, Oregon, fac
tories of the Amalgamated sugar
company, the lactones at Lehi and
Garland, Utah, and the Lewiston,
laho Falls and St. Anthony factories
Weather Check the Work.
Cottage Grove The Oregon & South
estern railroad company has sus
pended construction of its road at the
front on account of the severe weather.
A couple of miles of grade is completed
beyond the end of the track, which is
laid to Frank Brass creek, 16 miles
from here. The bridge across this
creek is completed. Track laying and
grading the right of way will be re
sumed about April. Then it will be
rushed as speedily as possible.
Poultry and cat show, Portland,
Republican club banquet, Portland,
Oregon Christian Endeavor conven
tion, Pendleton, February 19-22.
Benton county gun shoot, Corvallis,
College oratorical contest. Pacific
university, Forest Grove, March 13.
Dog show, Portland, April 20-23.
Looking for Fattened Hog.
Enterprise E. E. Kiddle, a hog-
buyer of the firm of Kiddle Bros., of
Island City, and La Grande, came in a
w day ago for the purpose of buying
load of fat hog. The weather is so
cold now that they can be bauled in
wagon to the railroad with little or no
danger of death from suffocation.
LOOK FOR WATER OUTLET.
Booth-Kelly Company May Build
to Sulslaw Harbor.
Eugene Rumor here to the effect
that a railroad to the Siuslaw harbor is
to be one of the enterprises of the
Booth-Kelly company have gained some
credence from the fact that cruisers
uave oeen at work in tne timbered re
gions west of here. The company
denies any intention of such an under
taking. The belief is general that they would
like to get possession of some of the
good timber on the coast slope and be
in position to compete for business by
means of water freights, but nothing
definite has been done on that line a
yet. The annual meeting of the stock
holders is to be held next week and
may result in some steps toward devel
oping business along the coast slope,
but nothing is looked for before that
There is no doubt the interior mill
all feel keenly the handicap under
which they are laboring as compared
with mills to whit h water transporta
tion is accessible.
MONEY FOR PUBLIC ROADS.
Oregon's Share of Public Land Sale I
Salem The public road fund re
ceived by tho state from the United
States for the year 1903 is four times
as large as ever before. The amonnt
is $90,135.24, and this amount will be
distributed among the counties in pro
portion to their areas. The distribution
will be made some time this week.
This money is 5 per cent of the pro
ceeds of sales of government land in
Oregon for 1903. It is donated to the
state under an act of congress, and
can be used only for public road pur.
poses. The state law requires that it be
apportioned according to area and the
large and thinly settled counties get
the greater part of the money. The
apportionment is made in that manner
because the needs of the counties for
road purposes depends more upon area
that upon population orvalue of prop
erty. The increase in sales of public lands
in this state is indicated by the in
crease in this fund.
Fine Conditions for Wheat,
Pendleton M. L. Morrison, who
owns a large wheat ranch at Juniper
in the Umatilla district, and who is
living in Pendleton this winter, has
just returned from a visit to that sec
tion of the country. He says wheat
conditions for the 1904 crop were never
better. Mr. Morrison said: "Grow
ing wheat never looked better. With
favorable conditions until after harvest,
that district should yield 30 and prob
ably 35 bushels per acre. Last season
the yield was about 20 bushels to the
In Charge of Stock Experiment.
Union George Gamie, of Portland,
ha arrived here to take charge of the
work of carrying on experiments with
thoroughbred stock at the Eastern Ore
gon experiment station, located west of
this city, and will assume charge in a
few days A large $7,000 barn was
completed on the state's land aome
time ago and preparations are now com
plete for beginning extensive work in
this new department of the state' ex
Wheat Walla Walla, 73c:
stem, 78c; valley, 7880c.
Barley Feed, $20 per ton: brewing,
$2020.60; rolled, $21.
Flour Valley, $3.753.85 per bar
rel; hard wheat straights, $3.90(34.10;
clears, $3.553.75; hard wheat pat
ents, $4.20 4.50; graham, $3.76;
whole wheat, $4; rye flour, $4.60
Oats No. 1 white, $1.07)1.10;
gray, $1.05(31.07 per cental.
Millstuffs Bran, $1818.50 per ton;
middlings, $26; shorts, $19.6020;
chop, $18; linseed, dairy food, $19.
Hay Timothy, $16(817 per ton;
clover, $1213; grain, $1213; cheat,
Vegetables Turnips, 65c per sack ;
carrots, 5c; beets, 90c; parsnips. 85c
$1; cabbage, l?42c; red cabbage,
lsc; parsley, per dozen, 25c; tomatoes,
$1.60 2 per crate; cauliflower, 75c3
$ 1 per dozen ; celery, 60c per dozen;
pumpkins, lc per pound.
Potatoes rancy, 70 75c per sack;
common, 6060c; sweets, 2-.t'c In
sacks; 2c crated.
Onions Yellow Panvers, $1.10
1.25 per sack.
Honey $33 3.60 per case.
Fruits Apples, fancy Baldwins and
Spitzenbergs, $1.60 per box; cooking,
75c(?$l; pears, $1(31.60; grapes, $1.60.-
Butter Extra creamery, 32, Sc per
pound; fancy creamery, 30c; choice
creamery, 2527c;dairy, 2022Xc;
Cheese Full cream, twins, 14c;
Young America, 15c.
Poultry Chicken's, mixed, ll(3l2c
per pound; springs, small, 1314c;
hens, ll(112.Sc; turkeys, live, 17(8
18c; dressed 20c; ducks, $8?9 per
dozen; geese, live, 8c per pound.
Eggs Oregon ranch, 2728c.
Hops Choice, 26(3 27c per bound;
prime, 25c; medium, 24c.
Wool Valley, 17(3 18c; Eastern
Oregon, 1215c; mohair, 32(?35c.
Beef Dressed, 67i'c per pound.
Mutton Dressed, 67,S'c; lamb,
Veal Preseed, 7(?9c.
Pork Dressed, 6S6Hc