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XO. 42.
fl 111 3 Jss
Irsued every Thursday by
S. F. BLVTHE & SON, Publishers.
Terms of subscription tl.ou a year when paid
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The carriers on K. F. 1). romp No 1 and Nn
2 leave the nostoffiee at 8:30 daily. Mail leave.
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Jomprehenslve Review of the Import
ant Happening! of the Put Week,
Presented In Condensed Form, Most
Likely to Prove Interesting to Our
Many Readers.
Corea now fears her fate is sealed.
no matter which way the war goes.
Japanese Btaft leaves for Cores, and
Iroops are expected to advance at
For lilenwood. liilmar and s'lilda Vtih
dally at 7::tu a. m.; arrives at 5 p. m. ''
tor I'inellat and Snowden, Wash., at 11:30
a. in. lueadays and Saturdays; arrives same
unyn, i,p;.iu a. III.
For Kin en, Wash., dally at 4:46 p. m.; ar-
iiicBnio.ii,!. in.
General Charles Dick has been
elected to SlirrMll tho lata fionntni.
m iiimuin, iroiu i,ase ana uuier, wasn., lianna.
daily at a. m. ; arrives at li m.
Premier Balfour effectively used the
war as an argument for a greater Brlt-
lsn navy. ,
The Frye shipping bill appears sure
of modification as requested by Ore
gon senators.
rpu- 1 i , , .,
VAK (iliOVE COUNCIL No. 142, ORDER OF , tuc " passed a Olil limit-
t I'EMio.-Mcets the Second and Fourth ln& carrying of government supplies
Fridays of the month. Visitors cordially wel- to American shins.
Coined. F. IT. Brobius. Counsellor.
WiksNkllik clahk, Secretary. Ambassador Cassinl blames the sen-
Order of Washington.-Hood River National press of America for feeling
L'."il.'n,t!'-.j !:'? '"eets in odd Fellows' hail aganlat this country in Russia.
The house committee has favorablv
renorterl a. rpardnrfnn tni Pnaluin n
VVS!S tTl JXtZln lrit the workings of th beef
third Saturdays at 8P. M. trust.
KATI M. FRKDEB1CK, C Of H. . ., .,.
Miss Annie 8m;ih, Recorder. Representative Williamson made a
Tjoon river camp k'a i7iw u w . n'i nour speecn in tne House in the
meets in k. o( F, Hall every 'Wednesday Interest of a liberal appropriation for
want fll. M. Ht'SSELL. V. V. Itho lHf fnlp
C. U. Dakin, Clerk.
Uood river camp. No. 770. w. o. w.. met Japan Has replied to the Russian
1 on first and third TiiAHtlav nf A.ih mnmh I pnntpntlnn that alia vlrtlatn l.nIn nl
.ii viuii reuuw linn. A. U. OTATKN, (J. V. niMltral tw ar,A ll.nnn,.
F. II. Blauii. Clerk. imiuo iui ai
entirely unon the Czar:
W ACCOM A I.0IK1K, No. HO, K. of P., meets
in K. of P. Hall every Tuesday night. Secretary of State Hay is again 111
, V-Jkxkins, c c. with the grip.
scconci ami lourth Saturdays in each month,
I- IT li..u . '
O. U. Dakin, Secretary.
, President.
C. E. Hemman, K. of R. & 8.
meets second and fourth Tuesday even-
iiiKi cain inonin. visitors cordially wel-
uuiiieil. 1HKKKSK UAKTNKR, W. JV1.
Mks. Mauv B. Daviuson, Secretary.
TJOOI) RIVER CIRCLE, No. 824. Women of
- nonnerait, meets at K. of P.. Hall on the
nrsi ana tniui rrniavsol each month.
Helen Nokton. (iuardiau Neighbor.
Nellie Hollhwell. Clerk.
(-ANBY I (1ST, No. 16, G. A. R., meets at A.
). U. VV . Hall, second and fourth Saturdays
of each month at 2 o'clock p. m. All O. A. K.
meiiioers invited to meet with us.
. H. II. Bailev,, Commander.
T. J. Ci'NNIno, Adjutant.
inANRYW. R. C., No. lii, meets second and
lounn saiuniays ol each month lu A. O. V.
n . it an ai p. in.
Mks. Ai.ida shoemaker, President.
Mrs. T. J. Cunnino, Secretary.
No. 48. I. (I. O. F..
hik second aim mtirin M,n.
UBVS Ol earn lllolllll. A. J. UATCHKLL, C. P,
Bert Entru:an, Hcrfbe. -
TD1.EW1I.D LODGE. No. 107, I. O. O. F., meets
in Fraternal Hall, every Thursday night.
J. R. Reks, N. O.
Bert Entrk an, Secretary.
meets third Friday night of each month.
M. McDonald, Secretary.
Regular meeting seco
87, I. O. (. F., meets hrst and third Frh
-"ol'RT HOOD RIVER No. 42, Foresters of
America, meets second and fourth .Mon
days In each inoiifh in K. of P. Hall.
L. C. Haynes, C. R.
F. C. Brosics, Financial Secretary.
in enru iiiuiiiil. r KANl.ia MORSE, fi. li.
Thkkesk Castner, Secretary.
Tjoon HiVKR LODGE No. 1115, A. F. and A.
It. B. Savaoe, Secretary.
OLETA ASSEMBLY No. 103, 1'nited Artisans,
meets llr.-t and third Wtdnesdavs, work;
pcrmm anu lounn tt eunesoavs, social; Artl
" "ill- F. c. liRosius, M. A.
K. M, Mc'Caiitv, Secretary.
Port Arthur forts are running short
or ammunition.
interior department officials ser
iously object to Roosevelt's new for
est reserve order.
Russia will consider the granting of
came concessions by America as t
breach of neutrality.
Contrary to rumors circulating. Ex
President Kruger, of tho Transvaal,
is In the best of health.
Clarence Mackay proposes to organ
Ize a trust to handle the companies
originated by his father.
The report of the American com
raander at Chemulpo shows that Rus
sian criticism was unwarranted.
An Alabama Negro, who shot two
mall clerks, has been run down, and
is now In Jail guarded by state mili
tia to prevent lynching.
A bill has been Introduced In con
gress to allow the Philippines to is
sue $10,000,000 of non-taxable bonds
for public Improvements.
The house has passed a great num
ber of pension bills.
Russia has issued a proclamation
setting forth the contrabands of war.
France Is now satisfied European
powers will not be drawn into tbe
Advance guard. of.the two armies
M.. meets Satlirdav evenititf nn nr ttAfrA I nippt nunr Pino, Vantr anrl a alta-hr an.
i arh full moon. C. D. Thohi'SON. W. M. Looomt fn,j
Russian demeanor toward Ameri
cans at St. Petersburg is no longer
one of friendliness.
Land office clerks deny on stand
piVEHHiDK lodge No. 68, a.o. r.w.,meets t;iat speculator Benaon paid them for
T- o Saturdays of each month. inside inform "tlon,
... iv. j.nAi'i.r.T, ruiaiicier. n. ts. SHITE, vt . Jtf.
J. (. Havneh, Recorder.
Office am) riinrmacy, Hood River
Height. I'lione, Maiu 901.
1 1.1 1 LA li t W I G
Will Practice in All Courts.
Ofllce with Culbertson & Co.
11. JKMvINS, D. M. D.
Flcialist on Crown and Bridge Work.
Telephones: Office, 281; residence, 91.
Office over Bank HKIg. Hood River, Oregon
Bncrestor to Dr. M. F. Bhaw.
Cairt. promi tly answered In town or country
Day or Night.
Telephones: Kcsldenca, 611; Office, 613.
Office over Reed's Grocery.
J F. WAIT, M. 1. '
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephones: Office, 281 ; residence, 281
For IS years a resident of Oregon and Wash
ington. Has had many years experiaura in
Lr.l Estate matters, as abstractor, searcher of
lilies and ageuk MtisfaCtion uaraateed or
r.o charge.
Atmtrai'ta Furnished. Money Loaned.
HixhI River, Oregon,
'Phone Central, or 121.
Ofl.ce Honn: 10 to II A. M.; I to J
and 6 to 7 P. M.
gLTLl R & CO., '
so a pneral banking basioem.
Russia has a force scattered from
Wlju, on the Yalu river, to Jokunshan,
on 'the bay of Corea.
Japanese expect their fleet to con-
tlue its attack on Port Arthur until It
falls or is made untenable.
Oregon senators have opened a fight
on the Frye shipping bill, declaring it
discriminates against the Columbia.
A determined effort? Is being made
to increase the salary of rural mail
carlers. At their present pay they
only make a bare living.
The house has passed the naval ap
propriation bill.
Chicago strikes involving 25,000
men are greatly feared during March.
Ex-minister of France says her navy
is too weak to attempt to aid Russia.
Corea has decided to order her
Irooops to Join the Japanese forces In
tbe field.
Military experts predict a great
battle on the Yalu river and a Japan
ese victory.
President Roosevelt has Issued a
proclamation putting tha Panama
canal treaty Into effect.
By the collapse of a high scaffold at
the Chicago postofBce one -man was
killed and 35-others narrowly escaped
his fate.
Dissolution of the English parlia
ment Is at hand and King Edward Is
prepared to have Lord Spencer form
a new cabinet.
Receiver Booth, of the Roseburg,
Oregon, land office has severed bjs
connection with the lumber company,
thus removing the objection of Roos
evelt to his re-appointment.
Ten children were badly burned at
a Are in a church In Cincinnati.
The president has fixed hfs signa
ture to the Panama canal treaty.
China is sure to join Japan as soon
as hr army wins a great victory.
Russian merchants have adopted a
policy of retaliation against America.
The Panama canal company will in
no way block the transfer of property
to the United States.
The senate has passed the agricul
tural and legislative, executive and
judicial appropriation bills.
The house has turned down amend
ments to strike out a battleship and
misers from th naval appropriation
Cabinet Decides to Let Marines
main at Panama.
Washington, March 3 Important
matters relating to tne Panama canal
were under discussion by President
Roosevelt and his cabinet today. Attorney-General
Knox and other offi
cials of the department of justice
have under consideration the title to
the canal property, which Is to be
passed to this country by the Panama
Canal Company, but as yet they have
reached no conclusion.
It was said after the meeting that
no money could be paid by this gov
ernment until a clear title to the prop
erty was obtained, but no intimation
was given as to the length of time
which might elapse before a decision
was reached.
The entire subject of the canal and
its construction was discussed In ad
dition to the legal phases of the ques
tion. In this connection it was decid
ed, as heretofore indicated might be
the case, to countermand the orders
Issued to the Third United States In
fantry to go to the isthmus to relieve
the marines now on guard duty there.
For some time the marines will con
tinue to guard the Isthmus. This gov
ernment Is opposed to establishing
two jurisdictions on tbs-lsthmus, and,
as the naval vessels must remain
there, it was thought best to allow
the marines to continue to do land
It Is the earnest wish of the Presi
dent and the members of the cabinet
that no unnecessary delay occur in be.
ginning the. work on the canal, and it
is their intention to press it with the
utmost vigor.
One Torpedo Boat Sunk and Two Battle
ships Badly Damaged Attacking
Fleet Which Withdraws In Qood Or-
iler, Is Met Outside, but Opponent
Soon Seek Shelter.
Russia Knows She Can Never Take
Up Siberian Railway as Per Lease.
Paris, March 3. Information has
been received from Harbin which Is
extremely Interesting at the present
time, dealing as it does with the
Trans-Siberian Railway. A corres
pondent of Martin met M. Chaffaujon,
the noted French explorer, and the
latter discussed the railway, which
he has recently inspected. He de
clares Russia does not own the land
the road Is constructed on, despite the
eeneral opinion to the contrary. Rus
sia merely has a 99-year contract or
M. Chaffaujon declares the treaty
with China stipulates that, if at the
end of 99 years, China desires to en
ter into possession of the line, she
may do so, after reimbursing th
company -for all of its exnenditurei
for the construction and maintenance
of the road.
M. Chaffaujon declares it is difficult
to imagine China refunding to this
Russian company the millions that
would be necessary under the lease
and declares the Flowery Kingdom Is
caught In a trap.
The terms of the lease, also, he de
clares, provides that Russia shall
have the right to place all of the sol
diers necessary in the territory ad
lolning the line of road in order to
guard it, and also to build such sta
tions as it desires.
Combination of Yellow Races May Be
Formed Against Her,
Moscow, March 3. Among thought
ful Russians, there Is a constantly
deepening Impression that Russia will
yet have to face the combined power
of the yellow races, the cunning neu
trality proclamations of China and
Corea to the contrary nntwithatnnd
lug. There are serious races of des
pondency among the better class of
Russians, and some solid Hussion suc
cess Is anxiously awaited and badly
needed as a tonic.
The government, knowing this fact,
caused to be circulated a report of a
Russian success at Port Arthur yes
terday, In which a Japanese warship
was said to have been sunk, hut the
nevfta was received with open skeptl
cism In the absence iof direct official
It is semi-offlcially stated that the
Japanese and Russian advance are In
sight of each" other, and news of the
first land battle Is awaited with a de
gree of apprehension.
News of the activity of the Chinese
troops in the province of Chi Li Is con
firmed from official sources. Generals
Yuan Shi Kai and Ma are concentrat
ing their foreign-drilled forces at
strategic points and trouble Is feared.
Farmers Form Big Concern.
Omaha, Neb., March 3. Twenty
states were represented by 250 dele
eates to the National Co-Operatlve
Gralngrowers' and Stockraisers' As
sociation, when that body convened
here today. It provided thai the name
of the association shall be changed to
the Farmers' "National Exchange
Company. Its object shall be to "buy.
sell and deal In grain, livestock and all
kinds of produce on commission and
otherwise, and for that purpose build
and equip elevators, warehouses, Cold
storage plants, stockyards and what
ever shall be necessary for the carry
ing on of the business .
Great Attack May Now Be On.
London, Starch 3. No confirmation
of the report published yesterday In
the daily Telegraph that the Japanese
had bombarded Port Arthur February
29 has been received from any point.
The wires from the scene of war have
been practically silent for the past 24
hours, and In some quarters this si
lence is supposed to Indicate that Jap
an's great attack on Port Arthur is ac
tually in progress, and consequently
the use of the wires has been discontinued.
Essentially a Military City.
Yinkow, March 3. Liao Yang. Man
churia, Is now essentially a military
city, as an area comprising three and
third square miles adjoining the
railroad has been Inclosed for a mil
itary camp and magazine purposes.
There Is also a military camp at Hal
Cheng, Manchuria. SO miles from Niu
Chwang. which, with its defenses,
v overs over MM) acres.
lAMiuun. marcn z. A d anntch tr,
tue Liauy reiegraiMi rrom Ylnknu,
dated February 29, says:
fifteen Japanese warshiim fnrinna.
iy bombarded Port Arthur from 10 un
til 12 o'clock thl? mrmlne. Tho Ruo.
sian crulseis Novik, Askold and Bay-
nn, accompanied by four tnrnedn.
boats, steamed out to meet the at.
tack. They were, however, forced to
retire. The Askold was in a sinking
condition. The Novik was badlv dnm.
aged, and a torpedo-boat was sunk.
ine Kussian battleshin Itetvizan
was again damaged. Tlie Japanese
wimurew in goon order.
inis Dattie snows a renet t on nf
tne now rannuar tactics of Japan, and
it is presumed the attack was made in
bad weather, previous telegraphic ad
vices having reported a severe sale
ruBiiig at t-ort Arthur. As usual the
Japanese did not reniain.long enough
off the harbor to enable the gunners
at the fort to get their range. Again
at the time the three cruisers the
Bayan, the Askold and Novik, came
out to meet th attack, and this sug
gests that either they were the only
effective ships there, or that the
larger battleships were unable to net
Many alleged dispositions of the on-
posing forces are published this morn
ing, but they differ too much in de
tail to be of any great value.
A dispatch from Shanghai in tho
Daily Chrenicle says the Russians are
transferring the guns from the dis-
auiea snips at Port Arthur to the
forts there.
A dispatch from Chefoo to the
Standard, dated February 29, says a
Japanese cruiser and torpedo-boat en
tered that harbor without lights at 1
o ciock on the mornlns of the 29th
and it is believed they embarked the
Japanese who took refuce there after
tne attempt to bottle up Port Arthur.
a lokio correspondent of the
Times cables that the steamers sunk
by the Japanese on either side of the
Russian battleship Retvizan at Port
Arthur practically obstruct the en
trance to the harbor.
Twin Elements Take Fourteen Lives
Off Tillamook.
Seattle, Feb. 29. Fourteen people
lost their lives as the result of the
Are on the Pacific Coast Steamship
Company's steamer Queen from San
Francisco to Seattle, early yesterday
morning. The origin of the fire is as
yet unknown. It started in the social
hall of the vessel at about 4:30 in the
morning, and raged for three hours
before it was got under control
When the conflagration was first
discovered, the life boats, containing
the women and children and many
men, were launched, but three of
these, owing to the heavy seas, were
capsiaed,. spilling the passengers' in
the water and causing the loss of their
lives. Three men, waiters on the ves
sel, were suffocated before they could
reach the outer air in safety from
their bunks In the glory hole In the
after part of the ship, and one woman
died from exposure.
Accordlpg to the stories told by
passengers and crew of the Queen,
which arrived in this port at 5 o'clock
this afternoon, the vessel was off Til
lamook and about 30 miles from land
when the fire was discovered. There
was a heavy sea on, and the ship
was pitching badly. When smoke was
discovered coming out of the social
hall on the aft of themain deck of
the vessel the crew Immediately rout
ed out and the hose manned, while the
stewards went from cabin to cabin
waking up the passengers. There was
no disorder either among crew or pas
Chinese Troops Are Consentrating to
the Westward of Mukden.
Liao Yang, March 2. General
Mlshtchenko, with a detachment
mounted Cossacks, has reached
KashnJa, Corea, and is expected at
Ichio Yang at once. His men and
horses are in good condition and he is
well supplied with provisions.
The concentration of Chinese
troops westward of Mukden, In the
district of Gubantsa, la not Tellshed
by the Russians. War material is being
brought up and the militia posts are
being strengthened, It is doubted if
the attitude of the. population can be
relied upon. The people at several
points refuse to sell produce to the
Kussians. Snowstorms are raelnz
nere ana tne nost Is intense. The
railroad is working perfectly and
troops are arriving uninterruptedly
Their health and spirits are excellent
Japanese Encounter Infantrymen I
Neighborhood of Ping Yang.
Tokio, March 2. The first shots of
the war on land were exchanged yes
terday at Ping Yang. A small detach
ment of Russian infantry, evidently
scouts, appeared this morning to the
northward of the town. The Japan
ese outposts opened fire from a range
of 1700 meters, and the Russians re
tired. The telegram reporting the in
cident fails to mention any casualties
It is presumed there was none, on ac
count of the small number of men en
gaged, and the distance separating
the opposing forces. ,
It Is anticipated here that there will
be a small engagement soon some
where in Northern Corea, where the
Russians are scouting over an extend
ofkd area, close to the Japanese post
tions, but a general engagement is not
expected to occur for some time.
The Russian force south of the
Yalu River Is inconsiderable, its
greatest strength seeming to be In the
vicinity of Wlji. North of the Yalu
the Russian army is constantly in
creasing in numbers, and is being
moDinzed, but the chances of Its as
suming the offensive are still slight
Japan is constantly strengthening its
position and increasing its force in
Russian Military Authorities Have No
Fears for Port Arthur.
Moscow, March 2. Interest
throughout Russia is now fl.xed on
Port Arthur, and speculation as to the
probable fate of that supposedly Im
pregnable fortress takes the widest
The publication of General Stos-
sol's order to the troops, while it has
had the effect of arousing enthusiasm
n Kussia, had also attracted atten
tion to the tremendous strategic val
ue of that fortress and to the crucial
part It plays in Russia's olans for the
defeat of the Japanese in Corea.
While the failure of the Japanese
attempt to bottle up the fleet evoked
sarcastic comment from the Russian
press as to the Japanese cunning and
the miscarriage of the enemy's plans.
the Russian military 'authorities are
pointing out that this attempt havlne
been defeated, therefore it must fol
low Port Arthur is impregnable and
the Japanese can never capture it.
Original force of Rebels Was 3000.
Manilla, March 2. General Leon
ard Wood reports, under date of Feb-
uary 15, an engagement with Datto-
Moros, under Hasan, on the Island of
folio. Lieutenant West and six pri
vates were wounded. One has since
d;ed. The Moro loss was heavy.
Hasan succeeded In making his es
cape. His original force of 3000 has
now been reduced to 15. The Island is
ow under control of the American
uthority, and influential Moros are
iding in the pursuit of the outlaws.
The members of the constabulary
who revolted at Vlgan are all in cus
Take on Coal and Ammunition, and
Leave for Port Arthur.
Wel Hal Wel, March 2. A portion
of the Japanese squadron was sighted
off the Shantung coast this morning.
The warships are believed to have
been coaling and replenishing their
supplies of ammunition preparatory
to rejoining the ships at Port Arthur
and renewing the bombardment of
that port
Min Mong Chul, the new Corean
Minister to China, who is proceeding
to Pekln, paid an official visit to the
British Commissioner at Wel Hal Wel
today. He expressed the opinion that
the new Japanese-Corean treaty will
greatly strentghen Corea and give the
country renewed life for the future.
Corean s, he said, recognize Japan's
honest intentions regarding their fu
ture welfare, and he considered that
the future development of Corea is
now assured. Japan will prevail
against Russia, he said, and Corea
will do all In her power to bring this
Rations are Very Short.
New York." March 2. The Sun has
the following cable from its London
correspondence: The Tientsin cor
respondent of the Express says that
the repeated attacks on Port Arthw
have created a condition approaching
demoralization among the troops.
There is little hope that the place will
be able to make a long defense. Ra
tions there are already exceedingly
hort, and It Is expected that when
the town is Invested, hunger will soon
compel Its capitulation.
Will Not Advance for Month.
Parts, March 2. Reports received
from sources state that the
Russian land preparations in Man-
huria will not be completed for a
month, and the general advance can
not be cjrdeied before that time. It
then expected that whatever
sround tfie Jnpane have gained will
be overcome and they will be Anally
annihilated. v " '
No Great Sea Battle.
Tokio, March 2. As the campaign
progresses it seems that the chances
are growing slimmer for great
pitched battle on the open sea be
tween the fleets of modern battleships
which the world has long awaited. It
is believed here that the Russians
lack tbe strength to assume the of
ensive and that they will probably
stick to Port Arthur doggedly to
await a sea and land investment.
Whoever wins the war, Port Arthur
will undoubtedly cease to be an im
portant base. The fortifications will
probably be dismantled.
Americans to Be With Army.
Washington, March 2. The Rus
sian army formerly has granted the
request of the United States that cer
tain officers of the American Army be
permitted to accompany tbe Russian
troops and witness their operations In
the war with Japan. Ambassador Me
Cormick, in a cablegram Informing
Secretary Hay of this fact, states
that the officers cannot Join the Rus
sian Army before April 15 .of the
Russian calendar year.
"New War Near.
Odessa, March 2. The orders that
were issued a week ago to the two
regiments of infantry at Kishinef and
the one at Bendory have been rescind
ed, and the commandants of three
regiments have been ordered lo hold
their commands In readiness for ac
tion with contingencies in tbe Bal
kans. This is construed as meaning
that the Rnss'an government now
considers war between Bulgaria and
Turkey as Inevitable.
Echo the Pivotal Point for Many Many Lane County Men' Turn
imerprises. Mor, Profitable Stock
Echo. fn tin f,th. ... t...?i I
" "'' in eastern I iueene Tha nvooo... nn.
Oregon is there as many irrlgatioa whll the winter has been unfortunate
schemes under way as along the Uma- ,y mllt1' has set a number of cattlemen
tl!a river between here and Pendleton nA lng, ,? 1,les,'on8 ' economy,
on the east nd w rZ !, T. !??.the .Telatlve " of cattle and
o , ' , L,""uma as a result many will gradual-
on the Columbia river. ly work away from cattle and devote
Jicho is the center of this unusal ,lielr attention more to sheep. There
activity in irrigation enterprises. has heen no great profit in ranee cat-
- tuinyaiuoa wnicn nave ,,c lur some years, unless they could
ueen incorporated, many of which are e kept on range that cost nothing
in the midst of extensive Improve-1 wh"e sheep are paying handsome pro-'
uin, oic ivmxwRii irrip-nririTi i "lb uii hiiv fir run nnct rnfm in l
i V; . -...e.vwwA. . " aW1.0 iu iu
eunei uitcn company, vaiia arcer cnarging them with feed
.--..-.....mim iiiiKBiiun uomDanv rp. imeicM aim an items nf niunu
gon Land & Water Company. Three The cattlemen are brought to a reall
Mile Falls' Indication Comnnnv Son. atlon that it costa noorlv o.
mi. nu.v r'j, . -- ----- " .uui-u vu
7 uucu company, uregon Land & I a" animal over the winter as It
v-uuDimiiiuii iuirinanv. h.miipv ink m neu-ior in rue mir no- o,i i .hi.
Company, Inland Irrigation Company, thtv see no profit. This winter hay is
Brownell Ditch Company, Columbia worth $18 a ton or better. It takes
i.biiu irrigation comnanv. A on I '- less man a ton tn each animoi
others. There are also a number of winter them In decent shape and verv
o. mcic aie atso a numeD or"- "b cuuia sen out their stock
private irrigation- schemes under way nt 18 Per head. For this reason they
nuiuo m me iarmers or tlie stir- '"""-us more to sheen, wh eh m,h.
rntmtlner fllal, I uiat olmn.,, nn,t
s uioi.i. i. . ..uuH clunky on me range, re-
Because water has already beenjiuire ll,tle attention, yield an annual
Buppiieu. to a large section of the land pvenue m wool that will pay for keep
below here, the district is now known all(1 nave the mutton left as profit,
or. uih laiiiuus .ccno airaira meadows. I
Hundreds of tons of alfalfa are raised RULING ON LAND LAWS
there yearly. f .
The irrigation project under way0P'"ion on Important Point Given by
jmi nui uc oruve exceptionally
vniuauie to me iarmers who are now
entering the sugar beet raising in-
home of the comnalnes havp nor.
chased large tracts of the district and
Salem. In response to a nueatini.
propounded by Clerk of the State Land
Hoard G. G. Brown. Attrrnov.rion...i
Crawford has rendered an opinion In
are trying to make this district, wh ch ti e state cannot convev f.,l ,h t
to the state, under sectinna asm at.
3311 of the code.
The Attorney-General ndda iw it
ffueh timber is removed from thB Ian
and it is found that the title thereto
lies in the United States, the party re-.
moving it is held accountable for th
same to the Government, but that the
(tovernment cannot hold the state li
able for such devastation.
So far as is known, there Is only one
case of this kind in existence, the one
ni vtiucn me fluesttnn una nlH nj
Great Indian School Celebrates Birth
day With Good Cheer.
memawa. The Chemawa Indian
School- celebrated Its twenty-fourth
anniversary one day last week. The
pupils were given a half-holiday, in
honor of the day. and in the evenins
the whole school assemhlpH In the
lUdltorlum and an annrnnrinre nin.
gramme was rendered, consisting of ln this case, the timber has all 'been
aunresses and music. '"' uut-.femains upon the land, owina-
m . .. . ... I tn n I .... 1. . a . . .
iweuiy-ioirr years aeo the arhnn "i laciiines Tor Irr nr nsr It
was marten ny C'apta n Wi k nsnti nf
L TYIi-J f . . 1
me uiiuea stares Army, at Forest
urove, and shortly after was moved to Buys Hroses at Pendleton
its present location at Chemawa. r, . .. . .
Then It had accommodations for 25 . naelt0" John Michaels, of North
pupils, now it, can care for finn nnnlla- akima, shipped a car of uraff hnra
nun ii nau tnree small frame build- Irrn this point to his Washington
Ings, and a half-acre of land, now it rfinch last week. He paid from 1209
has 37 commodious strurtiirea and I to $300 ner team niirphneini. tt,n
OAK . , , " ' I . - " , i i, 1 11 C ibubi
i us gooa mnu as De round ul me norses rrom B F." McElrov
rt tha Tn.h T- ' ... .. 1 n - - '
w.c HunuBCTi, rrom mis Bman lttl"'r living aoout live miles out
beginning It, has grown in size and ira- from Pendleton. Good draft horses
i.u.iciub mm is now tne tourtn larg- Hr neio at a nigh figure in this dis-
act In 41ia TTnli.3 rii-i-. . . I 1 1 .lmsr .
... ule uimeci oiaies, ano is class- 11 saia Mr. Michaels this morning
ed as the Industrial School of the In. "I could have nurchaapd hnra.a in v
c : 1.1 : 11
Device. anna county. Dnt not no rooHlltr i
Its pupils come from Cnlifnmln. I could here. Tho SoaHi v.,,,,
Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Idaho, bought up a large number of the Wask-
'"uiott auu AinsKa. iiugi-on norses
Will Condense Milk in Coose. Oregon Potatoes ShinDed East
iviarsnneid. Tne estab sh tie nf a Milton. The B alnck Trmif -v-
condenscd milk plant in this city at Pany, of Walla Walla, is loading one
the terminus of the Coos toay & Rose- r two cars of potatoes dally at this
's lamuau 18 aimost assured. A. piauon ror Minneapolis and Missouri
j. aueiy, ut mewDera. ur.. is here nn iver points, it. hna i nHv ,hinnnj
his second visit with a view of start- en cars during the past few days and
ing the enterprise. The Marehfleld expects about 15 more from this vicln
board of trade has offered all the In. ty. Farmers receive ahnnt nn
uueemeius ne could ask, and Manager P" sack, making the Industry oulfce
(. handler of the railroad, has proffered pr0fitable. The soil In this vicinity
wuc buc, wuii-u is meal, do n tne moat is uiKniy anamefl to rni t and n..i.
central point in the county, from which able raising. The majority of the
oiio-k t ii ue received rrom all local!- iwrmers depend entirely upon this ni
nes nany. i ne dairy interests of the ausiry.
rnitntv oka ., , i I
ciriioiYc mm me conuens- dopti inn ., .
er will start with manv tnna nf milk . PORTLAND MARKETS.
dailv. '
"ui waiia. waua, 7sc; blue-
Hltm sir" VQ ov sun
Will Quarry Belgian Blocks. Barley Feed. ' I2lifi)22
St. Helens.-The lettlne of tho rnn- ' rewing, $22; rolled, $23.
tract for 640.000 Belgian hincka fne ..r.'u,'r-.vttlle7' iC;3.85 per bar-
rei nara wneat.
per toa;
Rtra ehta M 0AI
raving tne streets of the metropolis 4.10; clears, $3.5503.75; hard wheat
will bea considerable help to the bust- patents. $4.204.5O; graham $a76-'
ness of this community, as the blocks whole wheat, $4.00; rye flour $4 50
are to be quarried here, necessitating 4 7R ' f v
r,,u,ic,ii ui a law rnimnor ol Oats No 1 white $11712i
men whose wages run from $250 to gray. $1.1001.15 per centai.
!fjer ny' w.?,mr1 wiU be opfir- Mlllstuffs-Bran, $18.50 19 per ton;
ated. One on Milton Creek, and the middling t. ' h... .,'
other hrdnw town hr, h t i. .7 ' " ..'.
nn.7 - Tho . ":. "nseed, dairy food. $19
" "- uao several nay umotnv. iiKirai7 n i..
feet of loose rock over the ouarrv and i
this will be barged to Portland, crush
ed and used on the city s streets.
grain, $12 13; cheat,
clover, $11018;
vegetables Turnips, 80c per sack:
carrots, 80c; beets, $1; parsnips, $1;
caunage, 2c; lettuce, head, 2540e
per dozen; hothouse, $2 per box: nar-
Drop In the Price of Hay."
Pendelton. The first drop in the
price of hay as tho result of the openpley, per dozen, 25c; tomatoes, $1.59
winter, has occurred. Wheat hay, (if 2 per crate; cauliflower, 75c$1.99
nicn ror me greater portion of the per dozen; celery, 6575c per dozen;
winter, has been selling at $13 per squash. lc per pound: cucumbers.
kiii, nuw sens bt til. indications are ner dozen.
hat tlie price will go still lower. Onions Y ellow Danvera tigfii
tiaiiea umotny is still selling at $22 per sack, growers' price.
per ton. There is a good supply on
hand, because a small amount, com
pared to olher winters, was used dur
ing the season about closed. A drop
n the price of timothy is expected In
short time. -
Mineral Exhibit for - e, jj.a.
Baker City State CammLss'i'inerB
affety and Williams, of the Lewis and
Clark Commission, are here, looking
over the exhibit prepared by Superiii
tondent Fred Mellis for the St. Louis
hx position. They found a choice col
lection of ores and mineral specimens
Iready arranged for the exhibit and a
long and exhaustive list of specimens
secured from the various mines, which
ill soon be on hand ready for trans
portation. It will be the most com
plete collection of minerals ever plac
ed on exhibition from this state.
To Forbid Insurance Trust
Lebanon In view of the fact- that
the cost of insurance Is steadily in
creasing Instead of decreasing, as
companies here asserted that it would.
Hon. M. A. Miller states that at the
next session of the state legislature
rill Introduce a bill forbfddiRg In-
uranee companies to combine, as
tbey are continually doing.
Honey $3fT3.50 per case.
Potatoes Fancy, 9Oc0$1.35 per
cental; common. 75 S 90c;, growers'
price; sweets, 2c in sacks; 24c
Fruits Apples, fancy Baldwins and
Spitzenbergs, $1.50ffi2.25 per box;
choice. $ 1ft 1.60; cooking, 75c.
Butter Sweet cream butter, 324c
per pound; fancy creamery. 27V4
30c; choice creamery, 25c; dairy and
store, nominal.
Butter Fat Sweet cream, 31e, sour
cream. 29c.
Poultry Chickens, mixed. 12H(frl3e
per pound; springs, small, 14V4615C;
hens, 1313Hc; turkeys, live. 15
16c per pound; dressed. 1820e;
ducks. $SiR9 per dozen; geese, live,
8c per pound.
Cheese Full cream, twins, 14c;
Young America, 15c.
Eggs Oregon ranch, 20fr21e.
Heef Dressed. 5ft 7c per pound.
Motton Dressed, tlc; lambs,
Veal Dressed, small, 839c; large.
Pork Dressed, 7(S714c.
Hops Choice, 250" 26c per pound;
prime. t425c. .
Word Valley. 1701$: Eastern Ore
gon. 12(3 15c; mohair, 3235c.
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