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111 BUTM1CV.
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id 7 p. m. ; Sunuay rem VI to 1 o'clock. Main
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PKNDO. Meet the Second and Fourth
trldeysof the month. V isitor cordially wel
comed. F. U. Huomus, Counsellor,
ilibs Nillii Clask, Secretary.
Union No. 142. meet In Odd fellows' hall
wcond and lourth Saturday in each month,
i :n o ciocx. a. u Koov, rresiueut.
C. U. Hum, Secretary.
HOOD RIVKR CAMP. No. 7.702. M. W. A
meet Ink. ol P. Hall every Wednesday
maui At. A. fiUBSaLL, V . V,
C. U. DaKW, Clerk.
UOOD KIVKK CAM P, Ko. 770, W. O, W., meet
on tint and third Tuesday ol each month
in uqu reuuw nan, A. u. DTATajl, U. i..
F. H. Blaoo, Clerk.
VTTAULOSIA LODGE, No. an, K. ol P., meet
-- in a., oi r. nan every iuesciay mint.
C. H. JlNKINg, C. C,
V. E. X1KMKAH, 1W. Ol H. dt O.
HOOD RIVKR CHAPlKR, No. 26, O. E. o.
meet ncond and fourth luemiay even
Inge of each mouth. Visitor cordially wel
coined. Thrreki Cartnxr, W. U.
bias. Mart B, Daviwon, Secretary.
UOOD RIVER CIRCLE, No. 624. Women of
Woodcraif. meeia at K. of P. flail on ike
nrt and tnf.d rriiiaya of each month.
Hklkm Norton, Guardian Neighbor.
Kellii Hollowclu clerk. ,
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of each month at 2 o'clock p. ra. All U. A. it.
nieniDeis invited to meet with ua.
H. H. Bailiy, Commander.
T. J. Cunnino, Adjutant. '
"ANBY W. R. C, No. 6, meet tecond and
" lourtn saturoaya of each month in A. O. U
W. Hall at 2 p. m.
Mrs. Auda Shokiaksb, President.
Mas. T. J. cunning, Secretary.
EDEN KNl'AM PMENT, No. 48, I. O. O. F.,-
- iveguier meauni secona ana rourta Mon
day ol eaiih month. A. J. Uatciill, C. P.
TDLEWILD LODGE, No. 107. I. 0. O. I, meat
In Fraternal Utll, every Thursday nif ht.
. J. R. Kan, N. O.
fiiBT Entbican, Secretary.
H OOD RINKR CHAPTER, No. 7,'lt. A. ..
meeu third Friday night of each month.
G. K. Castmbb, H. P.
D. AIcDonald, Secretary.
COURT HOOD RIVER No. 42, Foreater oi
America, meeta second and fourth Mon
day In eacn month In K. of P. Hall.
L. C. Haynm, C. R.
F. C. Brosius, Financial Secretary.
7, 1. O. O. F., meet tint and third Friday,
in each month. Francm Mokhc, N. U.
TBBBaitc Castnir, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER LODGE No. 10S, A. F. and A.
M.. mecta balurdav evenlna on or before
ach full moon
D. McDonald. W.
K. B. Savaoi,
OLETA ASSEMBLY No. 103, United Arttaena,
meeta Mr tend third Wednesday, work;
econd and fourth Wednesday, ancial ; Ant
an hall. D. McDobald, M. A.
t. M. McCartt, Secretary.
RIVERSIDE LODGE No. 6, A. 0. U. W. .meet
fliat and third Saturday of each month.
X. R. Bbaulby, Financier. W. B. hern 1 1, W. M.
1. O. Haynis, Recorder.
NO. 40. Dearee of Hon.
or. A. O U. W. meat firat saa third Satur
day at 8 p m. Mr. Hauah KaaBLiY, 0. of M.
Alias Cora Copri.a, Recorder.
alu. Llicania i, riaanaiar
and Pharmacy, Hood Biytr
Fliunc, Maiti Ml.
j H. 11AHXW1G
Will Practice In All Court.
Office with Geo. D. Culbertton A Co. Collec
tion, Abatracn, Sattlemant of Estate.
H. JtMkiNS, D. II. D.
raalallat oi Crown md aVl Woafj.
Telephones': 0oj, 9M; MaKenea, K.
OHca over Bank Bids;. Irood River, Oraann
tucceasor to Da. H, F. Shaw.
Calls prom 'tly an.wered In town o oottntry.
Dav or Night.
Telephone: Residence, 611; Office, S18.
Office over Read' Grocery.
J T. WATT.M. 1.
Physician' nd Surtjon.
Telephone: Office, 111; residence, Ml
For (8 year a resident of Oregon and Waah
fnttnn. Has had many years experianoa ia
Real Estate matters, as abstractor, searcher of
title and ageuk satisfaction guaranteed or
Be chare.
Abitract FumUhed. Money Loaned.
Hood Eiver, Oregon.
p C. BROSiUS, M. D. 0
'Pbone Central, or 12L
Office Hoara: 10 to 11 A. M.; 3 to
and 6 to 7 P. M.
Do general banking baaine.
I Review ( the Import
ut Happening! sf tha Pat Week,
Presented la Canes said Farm, Moat
Likely to Prevs laterssciag to Oar
Many Raettfers.
The Japaneae, la reating, burying iti
dead and caring for the wounded.
A cablegram from Chefoo aaya b
Japanese are in pomeMion of Niu
The Russian louei in tha Yam fieht-
ing are est filiated at botvfeen 3,000 and
4,000 men and officera.
Flatt will not accept tha chairman
abip oi the canal committee but will
give way to Mitchell.
Russians, on account of reverses in
the Far East, are charged with venting
their anger on the Jews.
General Kouropatkin says the Kut
elans retreated from the Yalu in good
order, and that it was not a rout.
Commercial circlet throughout RuS'
sia remain in totally, drareaeed con'
dition. Financiers fail to m where
any benefit will be derived from the
It is said many Sent Fa aaachiaist
have not respected the strike order and
that only 6,000 men are out. Of this
number 1,200 are mechlnittt end the
othert follow other work.
Convicts at the Orawoei pesite-atkry
have strnck for better fool.
A strike on the fib-ate F railroad
has been Inaugurated and 1,000 bmh
are out.
An Ohio man is oa his' way to Ban
Francisco with a wheelbarrow, paying
an election bet:
The dive who have bwen eaarching
for the body of Admiral Makeroat have
abandoned their efforts.
Baron Hayathi, Japeneaa minister at
London, says the mikado's troope will
push on to Mukden ead probably to
Russians will, continue to retire,' at
they asy they will not off any serious
resistance until the fighting forces get
nto Manchuria.
The central military edmineitratioa
has already dispatched ell suns end ar
tillery stores neceeaary lor the rearma
ment of the Ruse tan army in tbe tar
In memory of the first American gov
ernment west of the Rocky mountains,
many people visited Champoag May ' 2,
where 61 years before the Ores on pro
visional governmnet was established.
Speaking and other eierciees were held.
A larger crowd was present than at any
time since the annuel eelefcratione baye
been held.
Russia has iewoed tdr forming e
third army corps.
The William 0. Whitney maneioa in
New York has been sold for f 1, 100,000.
In the battle on the Yelu the Japan-
ees had 18,000 men and the Rnsslans
The tremble between the Santo Fs
road and ita machiolele ia still far frota
Flane-4 or the go-reniuieut building at
the 1905 fair are likely to be delayed
The- laeshef mill of Washington end
Orifgon will demand rate te the Mis
souri river.
Superintendent Pot tar, of the Che
onawa maian srconi, own tea ua
charges made against hiss.
Prince Outomsky of Raseia who to at
the Ht. Louis fair says the world does
not understand hie country.
Russians believe that while the Jap
anese are victorious for sue present,
Eouropatkin will trap them.
A tast train in Missouri was wrecked
by running into n open switch. Sight
persons were killed and II wounded. J
A Japaneas squadron has been sight
ed near Vladivostok.
It seems probable that ths gold stan
dard will be adopted by Panama.
The canal commission has about de
cided to hare the waterway dug by con
Ez-Presdient Kruger, of the Trans
vaal, is very weak and constant care is
Chile and Peru are said to b on the
verge of war.
Massachusetts has appropriated $15,-
000 for the 1905 fair. I
Ambassador Casaini ssys of Russia
had expected war she'would never have
evacuatad China.
o Serious chsrges. have been filed
against Superintendent Potter, of the
Cbemawa Indian schoob
The monitor Wyoming and torpedo
boat destroyers Preble and Paul Jones
will call at Portland on their way
Russia has nearly completed an ang
menu for a French loan of 1150,000.-
000 for three years one which I per
cent interest will be paid. The gov
ernment will establish a coaling sta
tion on the California coast at Cali
fornia City, Marin county.
Congress has adjourned. The house
tendered Speaker Cannon a great ora
tion, o
The alleged attempts to blow pp Eos-
sian warships at Nevesky Is reported
to be false. I
Japanese Make Another Attempt to Close
Port Arthur Harbor.
Port Arthur, Hay 6. Another da
ing attempt was made by the Japanese
yesterday morning to block the en
trance to Port Arthur. A few minutes
before 1 o'clock tbe first shots were
Vred, awakening the town with their
thunderous noise. Tbe gunboats lying
at the mouth of tie harbor joined in
the cannonade of the batteries, the fi
ing gradually increasing in volume un
til there was a continuous crash
vreat guns. Some of the enemy's tor
pedo boats were discovered, but they
were finally swallowed up in the dark
ness. and the batteries and warshipi
alter 40 minutes activity were again
shrouded, in gloom, though the flashing
searchlights showed that the military
were alive to the warning conveyed
the approach of the Japanese ships
shortly before 2 o clock a searchlittli
played from the ses directly upon the
entrance of the harbor, lighting it up
to show the way for the
The projector moved to the right from
Liao Tishan to Golden IlilJ. For
quarter of an hour tbe light was
watched with curiosity, and .then seC'
ond cannonade began, the heaviest fire
being directed to the left of Golden
Hill, where the fireships were located
At about 4 o'clock the batteries ceased
firing-, save .for an occasional shot
Just about dawn the bark of the rapid
Ore guns and the crackling of the mi.
trailleuse was beard from Golden Hill
Occasionally there was sounds of ex
plosions, as of mines going -off. It was
the enemy's ship striking on Russian
torpedoes. '
The firexhips were ten in number and
of about 3,000 tons each. It is re-
ported that two Japanese torpedo boats
were sunk, the remainder withdrawing
n a damaged condition. Eight fire
ships were sunk snd very few of their
crews were saved. Most of them were
CiantlNsKMf Is PrsMrlag to
Dtxpatch tarveyern.
Vancouver, B. C, May 5. W. F.
King, Canadian boundary commission-
er, is on the way to Vancouver to arrange-
for the dispatch of three Cans-
an parties of surveyors, who are to
work jointly with the American sur
veyors in delimiting the Canadian
Alaskan boundary under the London
award of last year. Two Canadian and
Two United Ststs parties will survey
the country where the boundary will
cross the head waters of the Lynn csnal,
Chilkat liver. A joint party will
make a survey on the Stikine. This
ill delimit the mote important dis
tricts through which the boundary Will
pass. The total distance to be sur
veyed extends about 550 miles from
Mount St. Eliss, east and south. Sut
it is not the intention to survey the en
tire distance, only that portion of the
boundary which crosses the rivers, val
leys and plateaus where travel and
prospecting will be probable. J. J.
McArthur is also en route to British
Columbia from Ottawa to continue the
work of relocating the boundary line
between British Columbia and the
states of Washington and Idaho.
Ctort4a lettreaA Traffic la Ageto
Ik any 5ua.
Buena Vista, Colo., May 5. After
an abeyance pf several hours, the storm
which has practically suspended rail
rand traffic in this section, resumed
with added force this afternoon. Six
feet of snow has fallea in the moun
tains, and while the fall has been
heavy in the valleys, only about six
inches remains on the ground, .the rest
having meltand. Considerable appre
hension is felt for the safety of the
twin Lakes reservoir, which is report
ed to be running full of water.
The Colorado Midland railroad has
abandoned its tracks in this vicinity
snd is using the Rio Grande traces.
Ths trains on the latter road are 12
hoars behind the schedule. . The Colo
rado Southern has operated ,no trains
on t'le Gunnison branch since Mondsy
morning on sccouat df deep snow which
i piled, high at both openings ef the
tunnel. .
Rasslatj OJffcae Mas.
Paris. May 6. The St. Petersburg
correspondent of .the Ecoh de Paris i
Genera Kouropatkin, in telegraphing
to the emperor, blames Lieutenant
General Zassalitcb's obstannry ip refus
ing to retreat in time despite the orders
he received. The Japanese artillery,
the correspondent says, included 18
seige guns which were brought from
Yokohama on gunboats and landed on
the Corean bank of the Yalu. The
long range of these guns enabled the
Japanese to silence the Russian batter
ies on the opposite ban.
Funds lor Oreat Irrigation Work.
Washington, May 5. The secretary
of the interior has set aside, provision
ally, tbe sum of $1,000,000, for the
construction of the Path Finder reser
voir, on North Platte river, in Wyom
ing. The reservoir will be of sufficient
capacity to supply alt of the land un
der it in Wyoming, but it ia considered
necSsssry to increase this area by util
ising water in Western Nebraska, where
there are large areas of arid and semi
arid country.
Insurance to Be flTgher.
Chicago, May 6. It ha9 been prac
tically settled by tbe committee of the
Union Fire Insurance association to ad
vance premiums in the West at least
20 per cent within a month. By June,
it is believed, the insurance rates in
Chicago, St. Louis, Denver, Salt Lake,
San Francicso and other large cities in
the West will be increased.
Crossing of Troop, to Itlants Above and
Below WIJu Was Only to Conceal
the Route ef Their Principal Move-
mtnts Their Front Extended lor
Twenty Milts.
Toklo, May 4. As the details el
Sunday's battle and the Japanese vic
tory at arms, and msneuvers preceding.
come to hand ft is plain that the plans
of the Japanese general staff were fol
lowed to the minutest detail. The
main attack was made by the Japanese
ight wing, whih consisted of the
Twelfth-division. It crossed the Yalu
13 miles above Wiju at the same point
Where the passage of the river was ne
gotiated by the Japanese armv of lnva
sion in intf.
The Guard's division, constitntine
tne center, ana un second division.
forming the left wing, crossed respect
iveiy to ine islands above . and belo
(V'iiu. These were feimed advances.
designed tocover the main movement.
and were to be continued in the event
of the success of the contemplated ad
vance. Opposite Sukuchin lies Hu-
shan island, in the center of which la
an eminence called Tiger's hill, which
commands Doth sides ot the river, the
ellth division, hsvlna efforted lodar
ment on the island on Am-il Vr). drova
the enemy from the banks, and crossed
the main channel of the river the neat
day. Meanwhile the Guard and the
Second division alsociosscd. their tinea
extending nearly to Antung, with the
reserves in the center en the main
Thus, at dawn of Ktv 1. the armv
had a front ol 2d miles, with the left
near Antung and the right opposite
Mako. Yi hen the advance was otifered.
the Twelfth division, wsdiaa- the river
ith the water waist deep, rushed the
enemy's entrenchment, ultimately
wintins around toward Chin Tien
Cheng, while the Guards and the Sec
ond division converged near the same
point. Thereupon the Rnstians retired
before the fierce Jspanees attack, which
was directed from the three point.
BfltlTAtw, l AWCfl fttMSBA
rswse (awere h Was to
DeajM aa to Jaaea'e aMMy.
London. Mav 4. Th lata-i. Hi.
natch received tWa pnnftrmina 4lva
completeness oi Usf Japanese victory
on um iaiu river eouiu naraiy nave
yen greater satisfaction in Tokio thas
I London. Th eilit.nriala In tha
morning papers ring with sdmiration
at the success of Geneial Kuroki's
strategy, in a manner indicating that
Greet Britain had keen in considerable
doubt a to the .capacity of her ally's
troops, when mateliad against the Rus
sians, and despite the lack by tbe Jap
anese of good cavalrw to follow nn her
victory it ie believed that she will
ipeedlly drive tbe Kotsians out of Fn
Wang Cheng also.
The Janananai vu-tna-v iaa ianawl nm.
plate surprise in ths European capitals
no i eipecea to Ivtxl to difficulty In
uau s efforts to raise s loan.
AS nX'BOf AtKI", MtttM.
He Wires the Cia Hs la Olsd ths Jap-
Have Crested ths Yala.
Paris. Mav 4. The St. Pfitprnrinro
correspondent of the Echo de Paris in
a dispatch this morning, says a high
officer of the general staff made the fol
lowing statement to him:
"General Kuropatkin has telegraph-
the emperor expressing? satisfaction
that the Jauanesa have croaiied tha
Yalu, because this lengthens their line
ot eperations. wtieress tbe Kussians
are approaching their base.
"General Koureoatkin will nrohablv
allow General Kuroki's 20,000 men to
advance and attempt the siege of Port
Arthur, but Gejiesl Smyrnoff and Gen
eral Rtoeaanl sra Htanaaino nf mliA A. -
- 1 w g " " ,
000 men under their command so as
& A- ll . , - . ..
nui id a now uie Japanese to reacn mat
place. .
Cload,baMt Causes Daeaaa.
Florence, Colo., May 4. A cloud
burst in tbe Green, Horn range, eight
miles south 9t Florence, today caused
the Arkansas river to rise between eight
and nine feet here in less than an
hour. The unexpected rush of water
caused great damage. One bridge
roes the river and the Santa Fe and
Florence A Cripple Creek railroad
bridges are in imminent danger. In
the northern end of the town the streets
have been transformed into rivers, and
cellars are being flooded. Business is
Han Plays Havoc With Orchards.
Denver, May 4. A heavy storm, con
sisting of rain on the plains, and snow
in She mountains has prevailed over
nearly the entire state today. Consid
erable damage to railway property and
delay by washouts was caused. No
accidents are reported, however. Hail
and high winds in certain sections
played havoc with orchards and gard-
s. The moistuae will prove of incal
culable value to the ranges and agri
cultural sections.
New Rasslaa Battleship Agreaad.
St. Petersburg. Msv 4. Th nr
Bussian battleship Orel, to which the
ln.sning toucLss are being put, ran
iground on a sandbar in the Neva yes
terday. As difficulty is expected in
refloating her, the icebreaker Ermak
has been sent from Constadt to aaeiat
the tugs in pulling her off.
Charge Through Water Waist Deep la
Fees ol Heavy Firs.
Tokio, May 4. The war office hat
received a dispatch from General Kur
oki, comnianding the Japanese advance,
which tells of a complete Japanese
victory in the first general engagement
on land ef the war. Tbe Russian army
of 80,000, which General Kuropatkin
boastfully declared would sweep, the
Japanese into the tea, is completely
routed and waf compelled to retreat in
eonfuslen on Feng Huan Cheng.
The Russian losses are very heavy,
while those of the Japanese are de
clared to have been much smallerthan
might have been expected, considering
that they had to wade the Yalu river
in the face of a withering fire from the
ftussisns, who were very strongly en
trenched. The Russian artillery had
been silenced by tha Japanese guns,
and they carried the Russian eatrsstrh-
ment in a gallant bayonet chart in
which the men vied with the officers
to be the ftrst to reach ths interior of
the Russian position
Ths nnquenchabl valor which re
sulted in tbe uninterrupted series of
victories during ths war with China
wss again very much ia evidence.
Nothing could stop the troops, who,
tired with their long stay ia ths
trenches Bear Wiju, wers ansious to
show that ths army was fully as abls
to bring honor to the mikado's colore
as has been the navy.
The scenes in Tokio this morning are
well nigh indeecribabls. The streets
have been filled all night with ansious
people waiting to hear the latest nsws
from the front. Unfortunately, twyend
ths fact that a great Japanese victory
has been won. there Is littls elas to be
learned. If the war office has received
a eomplste report, it is withheld for
strategic reasons.
BtAOAgflA av navB to rtuHt.
Tne TasHath Uva set Are rtas4
as Vary Itasitls.
Sofia, May 4. Despite the fact that
the Turkiah-Bulgaiian agreement has
been d railed into a treaty and sab
scribed to by both powers, there .is a
owing feeling here that Bulgaria has
been deceived by the sultan and his ad
visers and that instead of danger hav
ing been averted for good and all, the
conflict has simply been postponed tor
a time. As an indication that this
feeling is shared by th higher Bulgar
ian officials the following facts may be
In the paet it has been customary to
grant free leaves of abarnee to officer
of the army during the sprint and
early summer months and a large num
ber of applications are now pending.
However, within a short time, several
general orders have bran iented by the
minister of war, the effect of which ha
been to do away with all leaves for the
present, while all officers hsv been
ordered to bring their commands up to
the highest degree of efficiency.
This is held by well informed Bul
garians to- mean that Bulgaria tnay yet
havs to battle to retain, her inde
pendence. In conversation . with an
Officer of the Rulaerian general staff,
whose identity for obvious reasons can
not be revealed, the'nt was
asenred that it ia generally recognised
that war cannot be averted, although
postponed for a time by ths new treaty.
ftow ta mtaaas Wet tei.
Port Arthur, May 4. Detail of the
demonstrations off Port Arthur April
27 disclose the ingenuity of tbe Japan
ese. Their squadron set afloat a string
of connected rsfts carrying burning
matter. About 1 :40 in th morning
when five miles off shore, the combus
tibles were fired, the wind and wave
ringing the burning floats toward the
Under cover of this screen of fire
eight Japanese torpedo boats, towing a
launch filled with mines, slipped
around to a spot near where the Petro,-
pavovst was sunk, but they were de
tected by the Russian searchlights,
when the batteries opened fire and
drove them off, but not before tlie
mines had been placed.
The mines have since been des
troyed. The Japanese, knowing that
the Russian would intercept wirdlws
messages, tried a seat trick to deceive
and worry Viceroy Alecieff. Fof. sev
eral nights in succession they sent by
ireless telegraph orders to prepare for
landing, to send in fireships, to .at
tack with subynarine boats, etc.
Swscp Away Oppoajtst.
Tokio. Msy 4. After five days of
fighting, largely With artillery, the
first Japanese army, under General
Kourki, has forced a crossing of tbe
Yalu river and drove the Russians from
Chiu Tien Cheng and the heights on
the right bank of the Iho or Aida river,
which enters the Yalu from the north
I most opposite Wilu. The Japanese
tnrnej the left flank of the Russian
position,' snd in tbe battle of Sunday
they swept away the new front inter
posed by the Russians to check their
onward movement. .
Rulca for Decoration Amended,
St. Petersburg, Msy 4. The regula
tions prescribing tbe acts for whicn the
decoration of the order of St. George
shall be conferred will be amended so
a to meet the condition jf modern
warfare. The present regulations were
framed in th area of wooden ships and
are hardly possible in tbis dsy of steel
ships. Under tbe new arrangements,
the entire crew of a torpedo or sub
marine vessel sinking an enemy's ship
will be decorated.
Aatung Burned sad Deserted.
Tokio, May 4. The Russians were
forced to abandon Antung yesterday.
Tbey burned the town and retreated to
Fenghuan Cheng. The Japanese now
control the estuary of tbe Yalu.
Change of Weather Catches Fruit In
Blossom-Pears Also Al feci ad.
Albany The prune crop of Lino
county will lie almost an entire .failure
this year, according Bto an orchardist
who was in Albany a few days ago.
The fr'ost that visited the valley csme
at very inopportune time for the
orchards. The cold weather that held
on until an almost unprecedented late
date for this valley had kept the fruit
back until orchardists were confident of
escaping the spring frosts that usually
catch the fruit in March, if at aU..
But the warm weather during the , first
week of April jirotAghi the fruit out
rapidly, and when the cold rains came
again, fruit of every dewription was in
lull blossom. The heavy frost found
the fruit in full blossom and did much
Tlie prune trees were well loaded
1th blossoms, which had begun to fall
A does examination of the trees re
veals now that although ths embryo
fruit within the bloeeom is gram, yet
th fruitstom leading from tfi limb of
the tree is turning . yellow. This is
said to mean that the fruit will drop
from the tree just as soon as ths prune
becomes large enough to add, weight to
the stem. Tbe dead stem can not bear
up any load. The statement of the
pruntrgomer is that at least three
fourths of the prunes are effected in
this way, and that orchardsits will do
well to save one-fourth of this year's
prune crop. As prunes constitute the
greater part of the fruit crop of the
county, the loss will fall heavily npon
fruitgrowers in this part ot tlie valley.
Pears are affected in the same way.
The young pears were just beg inning to
form when the frost came and were hit
just as hard as the prune.
Apples are looking well at this time.
They were not affected so seriously by
tne ate frost, sua lire trees a now
covered with blossom that look healthy
and give every promise of develonina
into fruit of Oregon a usual excellent
varieties. This crop will, however,
depend largely on the weather during
the neat two weeks. Another, frost
such as that of recent, date would in
jars tbe apple crop.
ooto m decay ivt,
, Pacas Streak In Ut
' Muse, as fiaatorn Owgaa.
Baker City A wonderfully rich
strike is said to hav been asstis in the
Sonant mine in the Greenhorn dis
trict recently. A pocket of very rk'h
ore was opened upon the 1200-foot
level, out of which lest than five ' tons
of ore were taken which is reported to
have yielded H4,000 in gold bullion.
. It is against the policy of the mine
owners to give out any facta shoot rich
strikes 6f this nature, and it is only in
a roundabout way that anything eea'b
learned about ths opening of the
pocket; J
It is unusual to find such rich pock
ets so far below tbe curiae. The old
Virtus mine, near this city, has the
beet record tor rich pockets, but they
have all lvwn found near the surface
and uuaally by profesFlofial pcekst
hunters, who make it their business to
search for these phenomenally rich de.
It has always len the theory of en
parts that while rich or might ba en
countered In the doptlis, that there
never would be any "pockets," a the
term is usually understood, found be
low 500 feet from the surface.
. The Bonanza has lieen yielding stead
ily for several months, since the new
three compartment shsftr was sunk to
the 800-foot level, alout a year aao.
This strike will encourage deep mining
in this part of the slate, something thst
has not been attsmptcd until within
the past two yean.
ay Ply to it teal.
La Gntndo Union county is to have
arr eatry in the flying machine contest
which will take place at tbe St. Louis
exposition. For seversl years Grant
Key, who lives on Cricket Flat, near
Elgin, has been experimenting along
the lines of aerial navigation, and now
firmly believes he has devsied a plan
hereby a journey through the clondsf
will be easily made with his apparsWis.
He has ordered the engines and is
erecting a large shed on tt flat near bis
home, where he will assemble the vari
ous parts of'tbe machine.
Ellis Loins ths Meteorite.
Oregon City Tha Jurw in the replev
in suit of the Orefon Iron A Steelocom
pany vs. Ellis Hughes, for possession
of a meteorite discovered near tbis city
last winter, foun for the - plainttiff.
The property in dispute ia a metallic
mass weighing about teno tons, and is
the largest meteorite ever found in the
United States, while tDere is but one
rather in the world of larger sizi. 0This
is the secorrj case of the kind ever
been tried in the United States..
More Butter From Tlllagiook.
Tillamook Tillamook county' out
put of dairy products will be much
larger this year than formerly, owing
to the quantity of excellent grass feed
now on the grazing lsnds. Tha late
season delayed the grass growth for a
time, but the herds snd especially the
milch cows are now in good condition.
Olft to Willamette University.
Salem Banker A. Bush has donated
$2,000 to aid in the erection of a
building for the medical department of
Willamette University. The building
will be erected on the university camp
us, and when completed will cost $15,-000,
University President Hints of Plans for
the Future.
Forest Grove President W. N. Fer
rln has left for the East on an extended
trip in the Interests of the Paciflo Uni
versity. He will visit Chicago arid
other Eastern cities, and will not re
turn before the middle of June. In
speaking of his trip President Ferrin
"We were never more encouraged
over the -prospceta of the university
thsn at present. Our finances were
never in a better condition and every
thing indicates an increase, la tha.
school's endowment in the neaf fweaie.
Although I do not wish to make a eWV
nile statement, I believe that we will
erect several buildings before loess,
We are planning to build one of Uas
largest and best etiuinDed armrneinaaai
in the Northwest. We also look for
ward tn a new science hall and wilt
provide a buildinL' for tbe exclaeiy
uas of th literary societies and eSsaav
indent organisations as soon as MataV
Csty ItoB I.
L Grand At a special meetina ef '
the city council held in the coaeit
chambers for the consideration of the
many plans submitted for the 2S,000
city hall, those drawa and adopted fry
li. Bauer, a La Grande man, wers
lected. The building will be tato
stories high, no including ths atosx
basement, 83a81 feet. All ths ofRmos '
will consist of-a suite of two rooms.
Ths offlers of ths water superintend
and city recorder will bs provided with
roomy vaults for. the proper protection
of records. This will bs on.s of th
fines buildings of th kind ia I-eatera.
Vesass) tmm Sa VeaX
Pendleton The sale of th real prop
erty of the 0. B. Wade bankrupt estoto
was held last week. All the property
was sold at figures above the appratssst
value. The most important parcel was
the Foster ranch, located on' Umatilla)
river west of Tseidleion, which was bed
in by R. N. Stanflelil, of Echo, for .
700. Its appraised valus was ,.
Ths Dixie stock ranch was sold to J. I.
McCloud for t-8,05). Ths ' raaeh soaw
swto of 2.1,000 arret and is considsst
on of the finest in the county. Th
city property sold well.
Corvallis Ths Corvallis Poultry sa
amnation has befen formed and its p
pose is to bold a poultry show of etofe-
orata character in this town on Dimes
Her 8, 9 and 10. ' A committee an
permanent organisation and another aa
btrship was appointed, and snoth-
er masting is to be held in two weeks.
Prominent huslneas men and poaltryv
men are in the movement, and it ia
certain that the coming show will tat
tttcceesful in all things.
at A
Ashland The rainfall for the i
at Ashland thus fsr has broken atl res
cards and amounts to nearly 25 inch.
Th avereae for the past 23 years, as
cording to tbe official records of tha
weather bureau, is only 14.13 Inches.
Wheat WaUa Walla,
stem. 81c: valley. 8385c.
73c; blu-
Barley Feed, f23.50 perfonj rolled,
Flour Valley, $3.9004.05 per bar.
red; hard wheat straights, $44.25;
clears, 43.85(34.10; hard wheat pfct'
ents, 4.404.7D; graham, $3.5034;
whole wheal, $44.25; rye flour,
$4.50. .
Oats No. 1 white, $1.17X1.20;
gray, $1.12X61.15 per cental.
Mlllstuffs Bran, $19 24 per ton;
middlings, $25.6027; shorts, $20(3
21; chop, $18; linseed, dairy food,
Hay Timothy, N516 per ton;
clover, $10011; grain, $U12; cheat,
Vegetables Turnips, 86c per sack:
carrots, 80c; beets, $1; parsnips, $1;
cabbage, 2c, red cabbage, 2c; let
tuce, hgad, 2540c per dozen; parsley,
25c; cauliflower, $2 b celery, 7590c;
cucumbers, $1.76 per dozen; aspara
gus,, $1.25; peas, 405c per pound;
rhubarb, Sc; beans, green, 16c; wst,
20c; onions, Yellow Danvers, $2,600
3 per sack.
! Honey $393.50 per case.
Potatoes Fancy, $1.2501.60 per
cental; common, $101.25; new pota
toes, 3X04c per pound; sweets, 5o.
Fruits Strawberries, $2.6002.75
per crate; apples, fancy Baldwins and
Spitzenbergs, $1.5002.60 per box;
choice, $101.50; cooking, 76c3$l.
Eggs Oregoncranch, 180l8Jc.
Butter Sweet cream butter, 20(9
22 Kc per pound; fancy creamery, 17X
(3 20c; dairy and store, nominal.
Butter Fat Sweet cream, 10O21c;
sour cream, 19c.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, ISO
13Ke per pound; springs, small, 20c;
hens, lSXOHc; turkeys, live, 16017c;
dressed, 18020c; ducks, $809 per
dozen; geese, live, 8c per pound.
Cheese Full cream, twins, 12013c;
Young America, 14015c.
Beef Dressed, 607 He per pound.
Mutton Dressed, 66i'c per pound;
spring lambs, 8c.
. Veal Dressed, 607e per pound.
Pork Dressed, 708c per pound.
Hops 1903 crop, 230 25c per pound.
Wool Valley, 16017c; Eastern Ore
gon, 11014c; mohair 30O32 ner
I pound tor choice.
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