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"IT'S A COLD DAY WHEN WE GET LEFT."
HOOD RIVER, OREGON, TIIURSDAY, FEKKUAKY 25, 1904.
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
Issued every Thursday by
S. F. BLYTHE ft SON, Publishers.
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second and fourth Saturdays In each month,
7:30 o'clock. E. L. Rood, president.
O. U. Imiin, Secretary.
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ays In each month.
Miss Edith Moo, N. 0.
I.. E. Morek, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER LODGE No. 104, A. F. and A
M. Meets Saturday evening oa or before
each full moon. Wm. 11. Yarn. W. M.
C. D. Thompson, Secretary.
OLKTA ASHF.M BLY No. 108, United Artisans,
Meets first and third Wednesdays, work;
second and fourth Wednesdays social: Arti
sans hall. F. C. Bbosius, M. A.
F. B. Uarnks, Secretary.
1JIVERK1DK LODGE. No. 68, A. O. U. W.
1 Meets Urst and third Saturdays of each
month. F. B. Bakxks, W. M. '
E. R. IlRAm.ity, Financier.
Chkhtek khutk, Recorder.
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HOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 7,702, M. W. A.,
meets in K. of P. Hall every Wednesday
night M. M. Russell, V. V.
C. V. Dakin, Clerk.
HOOD RIVER CAMP, No. 770, W. O. W., meets
on II mt and third Tuesday of each month
In Odd Fellow Hall. A. C. Statkn.O. O.
F. 1'. Fkiimy, Clerk.
AI'COMA LODGE, No. 30, K. of P., meets
in K. of P. Hall every Tuesday night.
0. H. Jenkins, 0. C.
C. E. Hemman, K.ol R. it 8.
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meets second and fourth Tuesday even
ings of each mouth. Visitors cordially wel
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Mrs. Mary B. Davidson, Secretary.
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first and third Fridays of each month.
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i In Fraternal Hall, every Thursday nlgbt.
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meets third Friday night of each month.
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America, meets second and fourth Mon
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U. W. T. ROWLEY
PHYSICIAN', SURGEON, OCULIST
Office' and Pharmacy, Hood River
Heights, l'lione, Main 371.
J7 II. 1IAUTW1G
Will Practice in All Courts.
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HOOD RIYEU OREGON
1 II. JENKINS, D. M. D.
Socialist on Crown and Bridge Work.
Telephones: Office, 281; residence, M,
Office over Bank Bldg. Hood River, Oregon
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PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Successor to Dr. M. F. Bhaw.
Calls promi'tly answered In town or ooantry.
Day or Night.
Telephones: Residence, 611; Office, 613.
Office over Reed's Grocery.
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Telephones: Office, 281 ; raaldenoa, 281
BURGEON O. R. 4 N. CO.
J OHN LELAND HENDERSON
ATTORNEY-AT LAW. ABSTRACTER, NO
TARY PUBLIC and REAL
For 23 years a resident ol Oregon and Wash
ington, "lias had many yean eiperlenoa la
Real Estate matters, as abstractor, searcher of
titles and agent. Satisfaction guaranteed ar
Abstracts Furnished. Money Loaned.
Hood River, Oregon.
p C. BROSiUS, M. D.
" rilYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Phone Central, or 111.
Office Hours: 10 to 11 A. M.J t to I
and 6 to 7 P. M.
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HOOD RIVER. OREGON
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
Fire at Brookport, N. Y., did great
damage to property.
Russia is pouring troops into Port
Arthur at a rapid rate. ,
The United States has ordered
troops to Panama to relieve marines.
Two members of a desperate robber
hand have been captured in Califor
nia. Russian military officials are confi
dent the war will be over by Septem
ber. General Charles Dick appears almost
pure to succeed the late Senator
Japan has offered to aid China in
requiring the Russian gunboat to leave
W. Bourke Cockran has been elected
to the seat in Congress vacated by
Mayor McClellan, of New York.
France gives sympathetic support
to the note of Russia declaring that
Japan has violated international law.
President Roosevelt will favor the
Oregon Senators and reappoint Booth
and Bridges at the Roseburg land of
fice, despite the protest of Hitch
cock. The fear of war between Turkey
and Bulgaria is increasing. Germany
has been informed that Bulgaria is
buying large quantities of munitions
Turkey and Montenegro are on the
verge of war.
John Mitchell is exDected to suc
ceed Wright as labor commissioner.
Secretary Hav has addressed an
other note to the powers in regard to
Senator Hoar accuses Senator
Foraker and others of misrepresenting
him on his Panama stand.
Turkey and Bulgaria are both mak
ing great preparation and war in the
Balkans is considered near.
Senator Foster must give up his
bill or the state of Washington will
not be divided into two judicial dis
Burton, of Ohio, has joined the op
position to the naval appropriation
hill, contending the amount is too
John Garber, of San Francisco, has
declined the appointment as canal
commissioner, but some California
engineer is almost sure to get the ap
pointment. Seven life convicts in the New
Mexico penitentiary overpowered the
superintendent and made a dash for
liberty, but were subdued by guards.
Senator Hansbrough has introduced
a bill to end the lieu land evil.
The Czar is much' downcast over the
war and appears little In public.
Fourteen people met death in a
Paris factory ffom an explosion.
Russians expect Japan to lay siege
to Port Arthur and are preparing for
a long resistance.
The Czar will likely proceed to the
front In the spring to take personal
command of the army.
Japan has had a dispute with China
regarding a Russian gunboat which
took refuge at Shanghai.
General Kouropatkin is to command
the "Russian army, aided by two grand
dukes, uncles of the Czar.
The Porto Rican has demanded that
thoy be admitted to statehood or that
the island be granted Independence.
Perry S. Heath has resigned as sec
retary of the National Republican
committee. Elmer Dover will tempo
rarily succeed him.
Presbyterian churches of the Unit
ed States have agreed upon a plan of
Russia has abolished the censor
ship on all news excepting war move
ments. Mitchell Is sure to head the inter
oceanic canal committee if Piatt does
not want the place.
St. Louis constables precipitated
. i-int In which atx men were shot by
attempting to close a poolroom across
the river in Illinois.
Russia Is said to be preparing to
evacuate Port Arthur and make Har
i.in her hpariminrters. This is claim
ed to be a much better point of vant
The British press warns the na
tion to be prepared for an alliance by
the powers against her.
The house Is considering the naval
appropriation bill. It is the desire
to have a navy which will be second
to none in the world. The bill carries
$14,000,000 more than last year's ap
propriation. Insurance companies find the Balti
more flre losses were overestimated.
Canada is placing heavy modern
,uns in all of her coast fortifications.
The house has passed the fortifica
Abner McKinley is seriously ill. A
number of his relatives have been
Tillman has re-Introduced his bill
in the senate to grant ex-Queen
Liliuokalanl a gTatuity.
A number of additional Indictments
will be made In connection with the
Kyde-Benson land conspiracy.
Two hundred and fifty picked ship
wrights have been tent to Port Ar
thur to hurry repairs on Russian war
CANAL NOW SURE.
Senate Ratifies Panama Treaty by
a Large Vote. . '
Washington, Feb. 25. The United
States Senate yesterday ratified, with
out amendment, the treaty with Pan
ama for a canal across the isthmus of
that name by a vote of 66 to 14. The
result was a foregone conclusion, the
interest in the matter being only in
the division of the vote on the Demo
cratic side, which was not known
definitely until the roll was called, all
the Republicans' being for ratification.
Fourteen Democrats voted for ratifi
cation and 14 against. Two Demo
crats, Clark of Montana and Stone of
Missouri, were paired In favor of the
treaty and three Democrats, Overman,
McLaurin and Martin, were paired
against, so in the total vote 16
Democrats were for the treaty and 17
The only other vote was on the
amendment offered by Senator Bacon,
providing for an arrangement to com
pensate Colombia for loss of the ter
ritory of Panama. This was rejected
by a vote of 24 to 49. It was a party
vote on the affirmative side, and also
on the negative side with the excep
tion of Gibson and McEnery, Demo
crats,. who voted with the Republicans.
Senators generally commend the
management of the treaty by Cullom,
chairman of the committee on foreign
relations, who has had charge of the
measure during both the plain and
stormy sailing. The vote was taken
much earlier than was anticipated at
first, when its opponents were vigor
ously trying to secure enough votes
to prevent ratification.
The debate in executive session was
generally on the merits of the treaty,
with reference to the secret papers
which were sent to the Senate by the
President. Morgan made a set speech.
which occupied the greater part of
HANGED AS SPIES.
Russians Discover Japanese Trying to
St. Petersburg, Feb. 25. It was of
ficially announced today that three
members of the Japanese staff, dis
guised as coolies, were captured while
attempting to blow up a bridge on the
Manchuria Railway over the Sungarl
River, and after an immediate trial
by drumhead courtmartial, they were
hanged to the very culvert they had
tried to destroy.
The three Japanese were Colonel
Assi, one of the most expert of Jap
anese engineers, and one of the in
structors at the War College; Lieu
tenant Zoukl Ascha and Lieutenant
Kaourata; the latter were two expert
The disguise of the Japanese is de
clared to have been perfect, but they
were caught while in the act of plac
ing the explosives In place and were
recognized by a Russian officer, who
was formerly stationed as a military
attache at the Russian Legation at
Toklo. There was no question of their
guilt. In fact, they did not even take
the trouble to deny it. They were
granted but a short time to prepare
to die, The execution was witnessed
by all the Russian troops at the post
and a large number or natives.
The newspapers of Port Arthur,
dated February 4, reached St. Peters
burg today, indicating that they were
loss than three weeks In transit.
Troop trains probably require a longer
time on Recount of the difficulties at
Lake Baikal, where provisions and
troops are crossing, both on ice trains
SAYS IT HAS ANNEXED COREA
London Journal Reports That Japan
Has Deposed the Emperor.
London, Feb. 25. The Chronicle has
a dispatch dated Harbin, which states
that news has been received there to
the effect that the Japanese Minister
to Corca has deposed Emperor Yl
Heul. and has issued a proclamation
annexing Corea to Japan.
According to a Chefoo dispatch to
the Morning Post, the Russian troops
are deserting by wholesale in Man
churia. The Corea correspondent
states that the report that Japanese
have landed at Pigeon Bay and near
Dalny is confirmed.
The Standard prints a dispatch dated
Seoul stating that a force of 2,000
Chinese are harassing the Russians at
l.iao Yang. The correspondent states
that several important bridges on the
railway between Harbin and Vladi
vostok have been destroyed.
Chinese Troops Go to Front.
Now York, Feb. 25. The World has
the following cable from its Tientsin
correspondent: "The transportation
of Chinese troops from this point to
outside the great wall began today.
Four trains filled with cavalry were
dispatched. Several Japanese officers
were at the station to Inspect the pro
ceedings. ' Apart from the 10.000
Chinese now being forwarded about
9.000 are distributed along the railway
line, 2.250 at Liaoyang, 1,500 at Chin
choufu, 1.800 at Sinmintung and 750 at
Tienchuantal. The movements of the
Russian troops are being strictly
guarded from observation cars."
Vladivostok Fleet Can't Be Located.
Tokio, Feb. 25. It is Impossible to
secure any news of the Russian
Vladivostok squadron. It is expected
that the Japanese Diet will meet about
the middle of March, at which time
the government will introduce bills
to provide the finances for carrying
on the war. It is expected that these
measures will provide for an annual
revenue for military purposes of 60,
(00.000 yen ($30,000,000), but the ex
i ct nature of the measure will be kept
Russians Can't Repair Ships.
Wei Hai Wei. Feb. 25. 'All the me
chanics at Tort Arthur, Dalny and
Vladivostok are Chinese, and it is Im-
j i-ossihle for the Russians to rair
i their damaged warsnips.
FOUR SHIPS LOST
JAPANESE FOOL RUSSIANS BY USE
Torpedo Boats at Port Arthur Captured
and Crews Made Prisoners Alexiff
Goes to tlarbln-Port Arthur Is Now
Strictly a Naval Stronghold-Only 20
London, Feb. 24. The Nagasaki
correspondent of the Daily Telegraph,
cabling under date of February 22, re
ports that the Japanese Fquadron has
captured four Russian torpedo boats
atPort ArthurVy" Vsiug Russian
signals. This dispatch appears to
confirm reports from various quar
ters of a fresh attack on Port Arthur
by the Japanese. The report reached
Nagasaki from Chefoo, and It adds
that the Russian crews of the four
torpedo boats have been transferred.
No other news of this attack has
been received in London, but the
Crefoo correspondent of the Morning
Post, In a dispatch dated February 22,
says the statement Is current that the
Japanese torpedo-boat destroyers In
the attack on Port Arthur on Febru
ary 14 sunk or damaged two Russian
battleships, In addition to the torpedo
boat already reported.
Viceroy Alexleff's retirement to
Harbin is now an accomplished fact,
and a correspondent of the Associated
Press cables that Port Arthur Is now
strictly a naval stronghold and the
forts are being manned by naval gun
ners. Only 20 foreigners are now at
Port Arthur, and they are traders dis
posing of their merchandise.
Some of them are under suspicion,
and there is likelihood of their being
arrested. .There are many complaints
of unwarranted arrests, unexplained
expulsion and defamation of charac
ter iy the Port Arthur police.
The report that large bodies of Cos
sacks and other troops are occupying
Niu Chwang and Hsln Ming Tin are
A dispatch to the Daily Mail from
Hong Kong says a British squadron
Is concentrating there and that a cor
responding French concentration of
warships Is occurring at Sagpn, Indo
china. This is supposedly a result of
the Anglo-French understanding.
MANY SUSPICIOUS OF RUSSIA
Believe Shells Courting Publicity to
Influence French Sentiment.
Paris, Feb. 24. St. Petersburg, In
time of peace one of the most difficult
places for journalistic effort, has sud
denly become a great center for for
eign correspondents. The continental
press is at present flooded with long
telegrams and letters from the Rus
The suddep. rush of the Russian
government into publicity has aroused
suspicion In many quarters, where the
question is being asked: "What is
behind the move?" It is inconceiv
able that the Russian government,
which took great pains to conceal ev
ery important happening In time of
peace, should now want to make pub
lic every happening of importance. A
number of leading diplomats and army
and naval officers are inclined to be
lieve that in permitting all manner of
sensational stories to be spread
broadcast. Russia hopes to Influence
the stock market In France, and thus
cause a diversion in favor of Russia.
Blood Toleonlng and ruerpal Fever.
Formalin Is the most powerful anti
septic agent known to sciesce, and If It
la really an antidote for blood poisoning
medical practice has made some ad
vancement Still Its use must be ac
companied by the greatest caution. It
Is given subcutaneously by using 1-2000
of formalin In a decl-normal salt solu
tion. Of this, alxty centimeters Is
hypodcrmlcally administered, and In ai
heur the patient's temperature may beJ
reduced from 104 to 09. The primary
effect of Introducing formalin into the
arterial circulation Is to convert the
blood Intself Into an antiseptic solu
Japanese Order Filled In Record Time.
Philadelphia, Feb. 24, In conse
quence of a rush order from the Jap
anese government for locomotives, a
local plant has established a new rec
ord by the construction of seven loco
motives In a day. The engines order
ed by Japan are for the military rail
road that will connect Fusan, on the
southern coast of Corea, with Seoul.
An order calling for 20 locomotives,
to be completed with 30 days, was re
ceived late in January. Eight of the
20 have already been Bhlpped to Fu
san. The remaining 12 will be Bhlpped
Threat to China.
New York, Feb. 24. The American
prints the following copyrighted dis
patch from Its London correspondent:
'A dispatch to the Express from
Shanghai says: It is officially stated
that M. Paul Issar, the Russian Min
ister to China, has threatened Lien
Fang, the vice-president of the Chin
ese foreign office.' with the direct con
sequences. If China insists on the de
parture from Shanghai harbor of the
Russian gunboat Mandjur for which
the Japanese cruiser Atsuhima is ly
ing In wait.
First Ballot for Hanna'i Successor.
Columbus, O., Feb. 24. Separate
ballots will be taken in the House and
Senate at noon on March 1 for the
election of a successor to the late
Senator Hanna and a Joint session will
belicld at noon on March 2 to declare
the result. This is provided In a
joint resolution Introduced and adopt
ed in the Senate tonight, and Which
will be ratified by the House tomor
ON TO THE NORTH.
Japanese Land Force Advancing on
Wei Hal Wei, Feb. 24. On Febru
ary 19 the Haimun arrived at Chemul
po and started for a private anchorage
that had been arranged for. Con
spicuous at the entrance of the har
bor were the wrecks of the Russian
vessels that had been sunk after tbe
engagement with the Japanese. Sal
vage operations had already begun on
the Variag and the divers were at
work on the sunken cruiser.
Japanese army corps was being
landed in three divisions. The 12th
division had already disembarked and
the Imperial Guards were to follow
Immediately. , A general advance on
the road to Ping Yang is expected
The methods of the Japanese excite
the greatest admiration from all for
eign military experts who witness
them. British officers declare openly
that it is an Improvement over any
thing in their experience and state
that it indicates an organization su
perior to anything in Europe.
Japan's action in Corea amounts to
an acceptance of responsibility for the
safety of foreigners throughout Corea
and all apprehensions of local dis
turbances have been allayed .
The original scheme on the part of
the Japanese Board of Strategy has
been to land at Masampho and march
northward, but the naval victories
changed all this and enabled the
transports to land at Chemulpo. While
the Russian-Siberian squadron re
mains intact at Vladivostok it is re
garded as unlikely that Japan will
attempt to land troops on the East
ern coast. The road so far as Hwang
Ju is good. It Is flanked by paddy
fields, which are at present frost
bound and covered with two Inches of
The conditions are such that it
would be almost Impossible for the
Russians at present to check the Jap
anese advance. However, the district
between the Yalu River and Ping
Yang is of such strategic value as to
necessitate strenuous efforts on the
part of both combatants to occupy It.
Success by the Russians in this re
spect will render Chemulpo untenable
as a base by the Japanese. On the
other hand, should the Japanese suc
cessfully occupy it, they will have a
clear field and an open sea behind
them, over which they can hurry addi
tional troops as they are needed.
BLACK SEA FLEET MUST GO.
Russia Again Negotiating for Passage
Through the Dardanelles.
New York, Feb. 24. The Herald
lias the following cable from Its St.
"I have received further corrobora
tion ' that active negotiations are in
progress for the passage of the Dar
danelles by the Russian Black Sea
fleet. I am further informed that this
is the reason why such pains have
teen taken of late to obtain the good
will of Austria. Germany will very
probably be willing to further Russia's
plan, being glad enough to find there
by means of realizing her well-known
ambitions in Asia Minor and let Rus
sia weaken herself In fighting the Far
East. Russia knows all this, but is
nevertheless eager to get her ships
through, even if it Is necessary to
adopt the subterfuge of altering their
appearance, disguising them as mer
chantmen. The Porte is almost will
ing, and if England makes any ob
jection to the passage it will be the
signal for an immediate advance to
"The Russian government has just
chartered from a local firm of ship
owners four ships, which sail from
Black Soa ports with cargoes
of coal. Very high terms were given,
and in case of capture the government
will pay the full value of the vessels.
"The order of the day Is that Japan
will be allowed to occupy Corea. The
lieet has received instructions not to
engage in any fight at present, but to
remain quiet on defensive until the be
ginning of July, when half of the
whole Baltic fleet will be dispatched
to the Far East."
Nagasaki, Feb. 24. The steamer
Stolberg has arrived here from Vladi
vostock with 20 white foreigners. 1500
Chinese and 50 Japanese. She brings
in addition 40 survivors of the Japan
ese steamer Nakanoura Maru, which
was sunk by the Russian cruiser
squadron from Vladivostok on Febru
ary 11. Two' men were drowned dur
ing their transfer to the Russian
skips. The survivors were well
treated and provided with return pas
sages. The Vladivostok squadron In
tended to bombard Hakodate, but a
snow Btorm prevented the vessels
from entering the Straits of Tsguaru.
With Japan's Exhibit.
Tacoma, Wash., Feb. 24. With the
most valuable cargo ever brought to
the Pacific Coast from the Orient, the
American steamship Lyra arrived in
Tacoma today from the Orient. The
Lyra brought the exhibit of the Jap
anese government for the Louisiana
Exposition at St. Louis, besides a mis
cellaneous cargo valued at $1,000,000.
It would be impossible to estimate the
value of the entire cargo, for in the
Mikado's exhibit are articles of such
rarity that they are priceless.
Philippine Commissioner Confirmed.
Washington, Feb. The Senate
today confirmed W. Cameron Forbes,
of Massachusetts, to be a member of
the Philippine Commission and to suc
ceed as secretary of the Department
of Commerce and Police, Luke E.
HAPPENINGS HERE IN OREGON
BUY THE DITCH.
Hood River Farmers Effectively Settle
Hood River. There is great re
joicing among the farmers of Hood
River, and the thousands of people in
the United States who have come to
look to this little garden spot of Ore
gon for their big red strawberries,
need worry no longer about their
supply of fruit, for the crop this year
will be larger and better than ever.
The water question, which has been
causing the farmers so much trouble
the past three weeks, Is practically
settled, and the Irrigation ditch wil'l
hereafter belong solely to the farmers.
To pay for the ditch and make nec
essary repairs to insure a supply of
2o00 inches of water will reotti re nn
expenditure of about $00,000, equal
to 2,000 shares. Where farmers are
not prepared to pay cash for water
privileges, arrangements have been
made to secure loans from the state
school fund at 6 per cent. It is fieureA
out that maintenance, expenses and
interest on the loans will bring the
cost of water to the farmers to less
than $3.50 an inch. To those able to
pay cash for water right, (he cost will
be a little over $1.50. The cost of
water each year is regulated hv the
cost of repairs and expenses appor
tioned pro rata among the land
owners. The ditch Itself is to remain
entirely free from debt, the farmpis
assuming all obligations.
as soon as a maioritv of tstnrk is
taken, a call will be issued for a
stockholders' meeting, orelnazatlnn
will be effected and a board of dirpo-
tors elected. Work will begin imme
diately toward getting the ditch In
shape to have water for the straw-
uernes by May 1.
TERMS OF SALE VIOLATED
Purchasers of Umatilla Timber
tell Wood Wholesale.
Pendleton. Charles Wllkins. aeent
at the Umatilla Indian reservation.
says that during the past six montliB
mere has been wholesale consumntion
of timber on ceded lands, which prac
tice is a violation of the laws. The
lands were sold some time ago in 40-
ncre tracts at $2.25 an acre, but the
purchasers were informed that It
would be unlawful to convert the tim
ber Into wood or lumber until two
years after the date of sales.
It is said that many have paid but
little attention to this stipulation, and
recently have sold large quantities of
wood to Pendleton dealers. One man
its said to have delivered 800 cords
of wood to a fuel firm of Pendleton
since last fall.
Mr. Wilkins says the timber lands
are out of his jurisdiction, and ac
cordingly it. is not within his province
to prefer charges against the alleged
violators. The lands are in the dis
trict governed by the Land Office a'
La Grande and it will be for the Land
Inspector to investigate the irregu
larities. A great deal of apprehension is felt.
It Is believed that many prominent
farmers will be Included among the
NURSERIES DO A BIG TRADE.
Milton Firms Supply a Large Ter
ritory. Milton. Two large nurseries do
business here, and just now the man
agement is busy preparing for the
shipment of nearly $50,000 worth of
trees to all parts of Washington and
Oregon for spring planting. Ship
ments will be made during the early
part of next month in many cases,
other orders going out later. These
irees are grown near this city, and
all the care and attention is given by
local men. The varieties generally
are those that are known to thrive
well in this climate and the principal
output is apple trees.
During the past decade a large
amount of money has been sent out
nf the country for fruit trees, and a
few years ago local capital became In
terested and a nursery was establish
ed to furnish trees for the orchards
which seemed to be certain of estab
lishment. The business proved satis
factory, and it is now difficult to get
farmers to send away for nursery
stock of any kind. Following the suc
cess of one nursery, another was es
(abllshed, and now Milton sends out
more trees annually than any other
llace of similar size In the northwest.
Grand Ronde Applet Go Fa6t.
La Grande. Within the past three
weeks the Blue Mountain Fruit Com
pany in La Grande has shipped to the
Eastern markets 15 carloads of Grand
Ronde apples, which were held over
last fall by the growers. J. D. McKen
non, one of La Grand's leading
grocers, has shipped out two carloads
of apples and several carloads of
potatoes of late. About 20.000 boxes
of saleable apples were raised in the
Cove district alone in the year 1903.
and a much larger crop Is expected
In the year 1904.
To Move County Seat Back.
La Grande Petitions have been
put in circulation In almost all locali
ties In Union County asking the coun
ty Court to submit the question of re
locating thp county seat from Union
to La Grande to the vote of the people
at the general election in June. This
petition Is formulated under the gen
eral law of 193, which provides for
submission of the question upon peti
tion of three-fifths of the total of all
the votes cast.
To Reduce Rate of Interest.
Astoria1 The Astoria school dis
trict haa bonds amounting to $12,000.
which can be redeemed on March 1.
and the directors have made arrange
ments to refund them bv borrowing
money from the state. Thl will re
duce the rate of Interest from 6 to 5
per rent and effect quite a saving to
ASSESSORS' TERMS OF OFFICE
Do Those Now In Hold for Two Year
Salem. Do County Assessors, now
in oflice, hold two years longer, under
the act of 1903, extending the term of
office to four years, is a question
which will be submitted to the Attorney-General
for an opinion. The
Assessors now in office were elected
.irnder a law which prescribed two
years as the term of office. In 1903
the Legislature amended the law so
as to read that "there shall be elected
at the general election by the quail
ed electors of each county In this
itate a County Assessor, who shall
holtf his office for the term of four
years, and until his successor is elect-
eel ana qualified." There is nothing
In the act which specifies whether as
sessors now in office shall be affected
by the new law. It has been gener
ally supposed that the present incum
bents would retire when their two
year terms have ended, but there may
be some doubt about this.
On the other hand, it is a general
rule that laws changing the length of
a term of office do not affect incum
bents unless the Intention to do so
is clear. In the present instance, the
words v there shall be elected" would
seem to indicate an intention that the
law should affect only those elected In
the future, but as these words were
In the old law and were merely re
peated in the amendatory act, they
may not have any particular meaning
in that respect.
FINE, COWS FOR DAIRYING.
Jackson County Farmer Buys Hoi
steins Big Farm to Be Made.
Jacksonville. firophy Bros., the
owners of a fine dairy ranch in this
valley, have received from Scappoose,
Columbia County, a carload of fine
Holsteln cows to add to their already
choice herd of milch cows.
Benton Bowers, of Ashla'nd, who
lately purchased the Beekman &
Ueames tract of land on Rogue River,
seven miles north of Jacksonville,
have a force of 20 men at work re
pairing the buildings, rebuilding
fences and clearing additional land.
There Is "00 acres In the tract, 400
ft ores of which will be put to grass,
300 acres of this being seeded to al
falfa this spring, and the remainding
300 to pasture. Fine stock is to be
Kept upon the land, and Mr. Bowers
plans to have one of the best selected
herds in Rogue River valley.
Isaac Householder has sold his In
terest in the Kain's Creek limekilns
near 'Jacksonville, and will at once
put in a wood camp on Pooi man's
Creek and a woodyard In Jackson
ville. Double its Capacity.
La Grande. The La Grande Cres
cent Knitting Mills, the only factory
of its kind in the Northwest outside
of Portland, is arranging to double
its capacity and has ordered a dozen
new machines. The factory makes
stockings, shawls and underwear.
Suits of underwear are placed on the
market all the way from $2 to $25 per
suit, and are manufactured of cotton,
wool and silk. It is now impossible
for the factory to fill all the orders
coming in. This factory has been In
operation in La Graide only a little
over six months.
Busy Times at Prairie City.
Prairie City. As spring approaches
development of this district begins
to assume shape. It is now conceded
that the Sumpter Valley and Bonta
railroads will race for the occupancy
of this field. The Bonta road has se
cured a part of the right of way and
the surveying corps is busy locating
the remainder. The enterprise has
been financed, and It is given out that
it will be a stoam rond instead of an
electric. This brings It In touch with
the O. R. & N. and simplifies the
transfer from one road to the other.
Wheat Milling quotations; Walla
Walla, 7778c; bluestem, 8283c;
Barley Feed, $21?z22 per ' ton;
brewing, $22; rolled, $23.
Flour Valley, $3.753.85 per bar
rel; hard wheat straights, $3.904.10;
clears. $3.55(53.75; hard wheat pat
ents, $4.204.50; graham, $3.75; whole
wheat, $4; rye flour, $4.5004.75.
Oats No. 1 white, $1.15; gray, $1.10
Millstuffs Bran, $18.5019 per ton;
middlings, $26; shorts, $19.5020;
chop, $18; linseed, dairy food, $19.
Hay Timothy, $15il7 per ton;
clover, $1113; grain, $12613; cheat,
Butter Sweet cream butter, 324c
per pound; fancy creamery, 30c;
choice creamery, 2527V4c; dairy and
, Butter fat Sweet cream, 31c; sour
Poultry Chickens, mixed, 12(fsl3o
per pound; springs. smalU 14615c;
hens, 13013c; turkeys, live, 1516c
per pound; dressed, 1820c; ducks,
$83 9 per dozen; geese, live, 8c per
Eggs Oregon Tanch, 24 Q 25c per
Vegetables Turntps, 80c per sack;
tarrots. 80c; beets, $1; parsnips, $1;
cabbage, l!S5i2c; red cabbage, l4c;
lettuce, head, 25fi40c per dozen: pars
ley, per dozen, 25c; tomatoes, $1,500
2 per crate; catiliflcur, 75c$l
per dozen; celery, 65c per dozen;
pumpkins, lc per pound: cucumbers,
$2.25 per dozen. Onions Yellow
Danvers, $2(3 2.25 per sack .
Potatoes Fancy, $101.10 per sack;
common. 70590c. growers' prices;
sweets, 2'ic In sacks: 2c crated.
Beef Dressed. fi74c per pound.
Mutton Dressed, 6Q7c; lambs,
Veal Dressed, small, 849c;
large. 6 '40 7c.
Pork Dressed, 7 fit He
Hops Choice. 26028c per pound;
prime. 25c: medium. 24c.
Wool Valley, 17fll8c: Easterl
Oregon, 1215c; mohair, 32$?35.