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"IT'S A COLD DAY WHEN WE QET L,EFT.M
HOOD RIVEE, OREGON, TIIURSDAY. JUXE 23, 1004.
HCOD RIVER GLACIER
Isaued every Thursday b
ARTHUR D. MOB. PubUeher.
Terma of aubecription 1.40 a year when paid
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF RAILS.
The nratoffice ia onen daily between Bam
ai d 7 p. m. Sunday rom 12 to 1 o'clock. Mlli
Ii r the Earn close at 12:'Ale. m. and S p. mi lor
toe n em at I : iu a. m . ana l :w p. m .
The carrlen on R. K. 1. routes No. 1 and No
2 leave the poetotlii at 8:80 daily. Mail lcavea
for Mt. Hood, daily at U:tK m.; arrives,
For Chenoweth. Wash., at 7:80 a. m. Tuee-
rffaya, Thursdays ai d Saturdays; arrives same
days at S p. m.
For Underwood, Waah., at 7:80 a. m. Tues
days, Thursdays and Saturdays; arrives same
HIVl SI D p. m.
For White Salmon, Wash., daily at 2:15 p, m.;
arrives at u a. m.
For Hood River dally at a. m.; arrives at
ForHusum, Trout Lake and Ouler, Wash.,
daily at 7:ai a. m.; arrives at U m.
For Glenwood, Gilmer and Fulda, Wash.,
dally at 7:811a. m arrives at i p. m.
ForKneliat and Snowdeo, Wash., at 11:80
a. m. Tuesdays and Saturdays; arrives same
uhvs, iu:ou a. m.
' For Bin en, Wash., dally at 4:46 p. m.; ar
rives at 8:46 a. m.
AK GROVE COUNCIL No. 142, ORDER OF
f rKNDO. Meets the Second and Fourth
Fridays of the mouth. Vlsltore cordially wel
oomed. F. IT. Kkosios, CouuaeUur.
Idiss Nillii CLARK, Secretary.
ORDER OF WASHINGTON. - Hood River
I'nion No. 142. meets in Odd Fellows' hall
second and fourth Saturdaya in each month,
i . in o ciock. kood, rreatueut,
C. U. luimc, Secretary.
TJOOD K1VEK CAM!', No. 7.702. M. W. A..
a A meets in K.. of t. Hall every Wednesday
nignt AI. M. KLHSKIJ, v. u,
C. V. Dakin, Clerk.
HOOD K1VEK CAMP, No. 770, W. O. W., meets
on first and third Tuesday of each month
in una re now nun. a. c. dtatkn, c. v,
F. II. BtAaa, Clerk.
VfTAUCOMA LOIKiK, No. 80, K. of P., meet
" in K. oi l'. Hail every Tuesday nignt.
CI. H. JjixkiKtu C. C
C. E. Hkmman, K. of R. Si 8.
HOOD KIVKR CHAl'I KR, No. 26, O. E. 8.
meets second and fourth 'luesdav even
lngsof each month. Visitors cordially wel
comed. I HKKKHK CARTNEH, W. M
ilH. Maby B. Davidson, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER CIRCLE, No. 624, Women of
W oodcraft, meets at K. of F. Hall on the
first and third Fridays of each month.
H klrn Norton, Guardian Neighbor.
Nellie Hollowkll, Clerk.
CANDY I'OHT, No. 16, G. A. R., meets at A.
O. U. W. Hall, second and fourth Saturdays
of each month at 2 o'clock p. m. All (i. A. it.
memberB iuvited to meet with ua.
11. II. Bailey, Commander.
T. J. CtiNMNQ, Adjutant.
CANBY W. R. C, No. 16, meeta second and
fourth Saturdays of each month iu A. O. U.
W. Hall at 2 p.m.
Mkb. Ann a Shoemaker, President.
MRg. T. J. Cunning, Secretary.
EDEN ENCAMPMENT, No. 48, I. O. O. F.,
Regular meeting aecond and fourth Mon
days of each month. A. J. Gatchell, C. f.
Bert Entrican, Scribe.
DLEWII.D LODGE. No. 107, I. O. O. F., meets
a iu Fraternal Hall, every Thursday night.
1. R. Kees, N. G.
Bkrt Entrk an, Secretary.
OOD RISER, CHAPTER, No. 7, R. A. M.,
meets tnira rnuay nignt oi eacu montn.
u. n. uAinaa, u. r,
D. McDonald, Secretary.
COURT HOOD RIVER No. 42, Foresters of
America, meeta aecond and fourth Mon
days In each mouth in K. of P. Hall.
L. C. Haynkb, C. K.
F. C. Urorius, Financial Secretary.
LAUREL KEHEKAH DECREE LODGE, No.
87, 1. O. O. F., meets llrBt and third Fridays
in each month. Francis Morse, N. G.
Therkne Castner, Secretary,
HOOD RIVER LODGE No. 105, A. F. and A.
M., meets Saturday evening on or before
each full moon. D. McDonald, W. M.
K. B. Savage, Secretary.
OLETA AHHEMBLY No. 103, United Artisans,
meets tir-t and third Wednesdays, work;
aecond and fourth Wednesdays, social ; Arti
sans hall. D. McDonald, M. A,
E. M.-McCarty, Secretary.
RIVERSIDE LODGE NoTfiS, A. O. U. W., meets
first and third Saturdays of each month.
E. R. Bradley, Financier. W. B. shuts, W. M,
J. O. Haynes, Recorder.
RIVERSIDE LODGE, NO. 40, Degree of Hon
or, A. O. U. VV, meeta first and thlrdSatur
days at 8 p m. M us. Sarah Bradley, C. of H,
Jliss Cora Copplk. Recorder.
Mrs. Luchetu I rather, Financier
TYbT w. T. ROWLEY '
PHYSICIAN, SURGEON, OCULIST
Office and rharmacy, Hood Eiver
Height. I'hunc, Main 901.
J II. HAR1W1G
Will Practice in All Courts.
Office with Geo. D. Culbertson A Co. Collec
tions, Abstracts, Settlement of Estates.
HOOD RIVER OREGON
II. JENKINS, D. M. D.
Specialist on Crown and Bridge Work.
Telephones: Office. 281; residence, (4.
Office over Bank Bldg. Hood River, Oregon
L L. DCMBLE,
THYKICIAN AND SURGEON.
Bucceesor to Dr. M. t. Shaw.
Calls promptly answered In Iowa or country
Day or Night.
Telephones: Residence, 611; Office, 618.
Office over Reed's Grocery.
F. WATT, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephones: Office, 281; residence,
BURGEON O. R. A N. CO.
OHN LELAND HENDERSON
attorney-at law. abstracter, no-
iakj ruHLic ana kkal
For 28 yeara a resident of Oregon and Wash
Inrton. Has had many years experience ia
Ural Estate matters, aa abstractor, searcher of
titlea and ageut. satisfaction guaranteed or
Abstracts Furnished. . Money Loaned.
Hood River, Oregon,
p C. BROSitS, M. D.
" HIYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Tbone Central, or 121. ,
Off.ee Honrs: 10 to 11 A. M.; J to 3
and 6 to 7 P. M.
Am W. ONTHANK
Kntarr Public and Rl Estate Arent
Ixana. C'ollertlone and Conyeyancins;. Fire
and Life Insurance in the best companies.
bienography ana lygewnunf.
Oak S tract, Hoed River, Orefea.
EVENTS OF THE DAY
GATHERED FROM ALL PARTS OP THE
' TWO HEMISPHERES.
Comprehensive Review of the Import
ant Happenings of the Pact Week,
Presented in Condensed Form, Most
Likely to Prove Intereatmf to Oar
Many Readers. .
Conditions at Port Arthur remain
Admiral Alexieff hag been decorated
a Knight of the True Cross. .
Russian torpedo boats have captured
a Japanese schooner laden with pro
visions. , ,
Fire at Patterson, N. J., destroyed
proprety valued at between (200,000
Salvador and Guatemala are both
sending troops to the border and there
is danger of war.
The Fennsvlvania railroad has i
duced 5,000 employes in its shops to
two-days-a-wex'k working basis.
The absence of fortifications in Cores
tends to show Japan has no intention
of making thai country their base.
The St Louis fair officials contem
plate a Fourth of July celebration
which bids fair to eclipse any ever held
in the United States.
Admiral Skrydlott says he mrst sig
naled the Japanese transports to stop
and when they rcfufed was forced to
fire on them, sinking three.
The Vladivostok squadion has
turned to Port.
Japanese artillery is using lyddte
Russia believes Japan Is tiling of the
war and would welcome mediation.
The coroner's inquiry into the wreck
of the General Slocum has commenced.
The release of captives Perdicaris and
Varley has again been delayed for a
According to Russian advices the
Standard Oil company has absorbed
the Russian oil trimt.
The Russian army at Mukden Is now
able to take a much needed rest as the
Japanese advance has stopped.
The Portland mine, in Cripple creek,
the former stronghold of unionism,
will hereafter employ nonunion help.
The . Connecticut court has ruled
that W. J; Bryan must turn over to
Mrs. Pkilo Bennett all the money from
the estate of her late husband.
The Transcontinental Passenger as
sociation is in session at St. Paul.
The most important matter to come be-
foie the meeting for consideration will
be rates to the Lewis and Clark expo
sition. A big battle is imminent in Southern
The British battleship Prince of
Wales Is at Tangier.
All the Russian ships at Port Arthur
are repaired and ready for sea.
Representative Tawney is cure the
Lewis and Clark fair will be a success
in every way.
The city of New York will raise the
wreck of the General Slocum to make
sure it contains no bodies.
The fourth of the transports which
met with the Russian Vladivostok
squadron is now known to have been
Fanatical Mongols are being nrgod to
revolt by alleged apostlex of the god
Ariol and may cause the Russians much
touble, . . .
Lieutenant General von Wahl, for
merly chief of police of St. Petersburg,
is likely to be appointed governor gen
eral of Finland. '
The directors of the Portland mine
will dismiss the damane anion begun
by ' their ' superintendent against the
state of Co.orado for closing the mine.
It is believed that the Japanese fleet
has met the Russian Vladivostok
squadron near Sasebo.
The Teamsters' nnlon, of Chicago,
and their employers are expected to
have trouble shortly.
Many of the Japanese on the trans
ports sunk by the Russians committed
suicide rather than be captured.
The number of vessels In the Port
Arthur harbor at precent is 15, includ
ing merchantmen and warships. '
Authorities at Cripple Creek claim
to have the man in jail who blew op
the Independnce depot platform.
Gieat Britain and Russia are said to
be on the eve of reaching an under
standing regarding the yellow peril.
The big break in the Sacramento riv
er near Stockton has been closed and
the flow of water checked. . The loss to
farmers, however, will be extensive.
The train robbera who held np the
Northern Pacific train in Montana se
cured $55,000. Kid Curry, the former
Montana bandit is leading a posse in
Cuba has been swept by a. hurricane
which caused many deaths and great
The sultan of Morocco baa alarmed
Tangier by sending troops of the worst
The Porttland mine wiil sue the state
of Colorado for 1100,000 on account of
being closed by the military.
The Vladivostok squadron is now
known to have eunk two Japanese
transports, which carried about 1,000
men down wtti them.
hb wovr talk
Halted States Steamboat Inspector Caus
es Sensation la Slocum Case
New York, June 23. Evidence of a
start ing nature, which doubtless will
have an important bearing on the ulti
mate result of the coroner's inquiry
Into the General Slocum disaster, was
forthcoming at the Inquest today.
Perhaps the most unexpected incident
was the continued refusal to answer
questions of Henry I undberg, a United
States steamboat inspector, who was
supposed to have inspected the life pre
serveis and the hull of the ill-fated
steamer. His refusal was based on the
ground that an answer might tend to
incriminate him, and he acted on the
advice of hia counsel.
The coroner committed Lundberg to
the house of detention, but later ac
cepted $500 bail for his appearance at
the hearing tomorrow, which was sat
isfactory to the assistant district at
torney. Second Pilot Weaver, of the Slocum,
testified that he had purchased the fire
hose for that boat, and Mr. Garvan in
troduced evidence to show that the
price paid was 40 cents a foot less 60
per cent, or 18 cents per foot net.
By the use of dynamite aud heavy
guns fired by men from the second bat
tery scores of bodies were brought up
from the bottom, around the shores
near North Brother island today.
From sunrise to sunset the searchers
along the beach and in the boats gath
ered in 112 bodies, bunging un the
number of the recovered to date to the
appalling total of 845. Of these 700
nave oeen uientiileu and trie missing
are approximated at something more
than 300, . Many of the bodies last
found never will be identified, because
of the changes that have taken place
luring the week they have been under
warned tub correspondent.
Japan Told Emerson It Cou'd Not Guar
antee His Safety.
Seattle, June 23. The facts leading
up to the shooting of Colonel Edwin
Emerson, Jr., war correspondent of the
New York World and the Seattle Post-
Intelligencer in the Far East, are relat
ed by K. L. Dunn, correspondent in
Corea, for an American weekly maga
zine, who reached this citv tonight.
Mr. Dunn made this statement ' after
being informed that Colonel Emerson
was dead ;
"Colonel Emerson, as a military
man, was well aware of the jositions
occupied by Japanese soldiers. Some
time ago he made the announcement
that be intended to go through the
Russian lines and work from that vant
When it came to the ears of the
Japanese military authorities that
Emerson intended to take this step, an
officer approached another representa
tive of Jt'merson's papers and informed
him if he took such a step the govern
ment could scarcely be further respon
sible for his safety.
' I contemplated a move similar to
that outlined by Emerson," said Mr.
Dunn, "but the Japanese made it clear
to me that it would not be wise for me
"Emerson held papers which would
have carried him through the Russian
ines in safety. In view of these facts
I am inclined to think the real story of
lus death has not been learned."
METCALF QETS IT.
Is to Succeed Cortelyou as Secretary of
Commerce and Labor.
Washington, June 22. It can be
stated with definiteness that Repre
sentative Victor II. Metcalf, of, the
Third California district, will succeed
erretary George E. Cortelyou as head
of the department of commerce and
It has been assumed for ten days that
Mr. Metcalf probably would be invited
to accept the portfolio. President
Roosevelt holds him in high esteem,
and for a long time he has been in clos
er touch with Mr. Roosevelt thaq
almost any other member of the house
of representatives. ;
No change will be made in the de
partment until the close of the present
fiscal year on June 30. Mr. Cortelyou
will conclude the work of a year, as
several matters of importance which
he has initiated are pending.
Charges Against Madden Fall.
Washington, June 23. The report of
Assistant Attorney General Robb on
the investigation of alleged irregulari
ties in the bureau of Third Assistant
Postmaster General Edwin C. Madden,
in connection with the printing and
disposition of specimen postage stamps,
has been submitted to the president.
It finds nothing improper in Mr. Mad-
den's conduct and says the practice of
the gratuitous distribution of a limited
number of these books has obtained
ever since postage stamps were first
All Heady to Land Men.
London, June 23. The Mail's Tan
gier coirespondent telegraphs: Two
conferences were held tixlay between
the American and British ministers,
which were attended by the American
admiral and the captain of the British
cruiser Prince of Wales. All the ships
in the harbor have landing parties ready
day and night. Quite now prevails in
the town, but reports from all parts of
the countty are to tire effect that the
tribes aie growing moie restless.
Quarantine Treaty Draw Up.
Mexico City, June 23. The prelim'
insries of a treaty on quarantine be
tween this country and the United
States have been arranged and will be
signed on the return of the American
smtssais)r by the secretary o' foreign
anairs here lor the Mexican govern-
SHOT BY RUSSIANS
NEW YORK NEWSPAPER MAN
TAKEN FOR A SPY.
Colonel Edward Emerson, Jr., Cabled
; Last Month Tbat He Would Leave
, Japanese Army, aa He Could Oct
Into Lines of the Enemy Report
Olvei No Details.
New York, June 22. A cable dis
patch to the World today, which is not
signed, and which the World say was
probaoly forwarded by the American
legation at Pekin, anrjnmces the shoot
ing of Colonel Edwan Emerson, Jr
one of the oild s correspondents in
the Far East, and conveyed the impres
sion that he had been killed. The
cable stated that it . was reported that
Emerson had been shot by Russians,
who mistook him for a spy.
A letter was received from Emerson
by the World shortly before the receipt
of this cable, dated May 14, containing
"Mukden Is muzzled; no news can
get out irom tiiore. I hud I can get
into the Russian lines."
Emerson left the Japanese army some
time ago, and pushed on to Mukden.
. SAYS WSslK LOST 7,000 MEN.
Wounded Officer Says No Troops Cou'd
Have Withstood Japanese.
Niu Chwang, June 22. A Russian
officer who was wounded in the battle
at Vafangow (Telissu) told an Associ
ated Press correspondent that the losses
on both sides were severe. He places
the Russian casualties at least nt 7,000.
fie says no soldiers in the world could
withstand the Japanese as they have
been fighting lately. Their artillery
fire, he asserts, is marvelously effective.
The Russians fought stubbornly, des
perately, but were unable to withstand
the enemy's dashing persistency.
Several hundred wounded Russians
have been sent north, owing to a lack
of hospitals and surgeons. All the
available transpoitation has to be used
for supplies at the expense of the sick
and wounded. The Japanese buried
most of the Russian dead after the bat
It is estimated on the information
obtainable that the force moving north
ward is 70,000 strong, with 90,000 men
in the aggregate engaged in the opera
tions at Port Arthur. Several Japan
ese spies have recently been captured a
lew miles south of Niu Chwang.
The Russians are becoming more vig
ilant and are watching newspaper mes
JAPANESE LOSSES ONLY 1,000.
Toklo Believes Vafangow Battle Cost
the Enemy 10,000 Men.
Toklo, June 22. Further reports re
ceived here show that the blow in
flicted by General Oku on the Russians
in the fighting at Telissu (Vafangow)
on June 15, was more severe than at
first was believed. The number of
Russians killed in this battle probably
will exceed 2,000, and theii total losses,
including prisoners, is estimated at
10,000. 1 he Japanese losses are less
than 1,000, or about one-tenth of the
Up to June 17, General Oku had
buried 1,6 in dead and he reports that
many more dead have been found.'
Chinese who witnessed the fighting
from the Russian side report that the
Russians removed many dead men from
the trains with their wounded,- and
that they buiied or cremated many
corpses J n the village of Huasungkou
before they retreated.
The number of prisoners and trophies
taken by the Japanese ' ia increasing.
General Oku is not yet able to report
the total number of prisoners.
Four. story Brick Collapses.
Kansas City, June 22. One person
was killed, another probably is dead,
buried under tons of debris, and seven
others were injured, one fatallv, bere
today by the collapse of the four-story
brick building at Third and Delaware
streets, occupied by the Block preserv
ing company. The collapse was caused
by the explosion of ammonia on the
fourth floor. One side of the structure.
extending its whole height, fell in.
There were 60 girls on thenpper stories
at the time, and a panic prevailed
Morton Can Succeed Moody.
Washington, June 22. The Post
says: r resident Roosevelt bag Invitd
Paul Morton to become svmemberof his
official family as secretary of the navy.
Mr. Morten has the matter under con
sideration and has not yet given any
intimation of acceptance or declination.
Mr. Morton is the son of the late J.
Sterling Morton, who was secretary of
agriculture in the second cabinet of
President Cleveland. He is 47 years
Large Fire at Utah Mine.
Park City, Utah, June, 22. The big
No. 2 hoist of the Ontario mine, locat
ed near this city, was totally destroyed
today, throwing 200 men out of employ
ment and causing a nominal lose of
$400,000. The actual kss, however,
wiil not gteatly exceed $600,000, the
loss otherwise being an immense Corn
ish punui, which has not been used"
since the completion of the Ontario
tunnel, which drains tbat district, sev
eral years ego.
CANADA MAY COME.
Appropriation of $50,000 for Lewis and
Portland, June 22. Canada may
conclude to take an active part In the
Lewis and Clark exposition. While
that government has in the past
seemed disinclined to participate, a
change has been wrought in the
eleventh hour. A bill making an ap
propriation of $50,000 is to be intro
duced at once in the Canadian parlia
ment. Telergaphio communication to this
effect was received at lewis aud Clark
headquarters yesterday morning. The
telegram was received from Colonel II.
E. Dosch, commissioner general, who
recently went to Ottawa to interest the
Canadian officials in the fair. It was
addressed to Director General Goode
but, at Mr. Goode has been out of the
city for a week past, the message was
received by Secretary Henry Reed.
The message is as follows:
After many consultations and inter
views, outlook for Canada's participa
tion is favorable. Ministers will ask
parliament for $50,000."
This news was a pleasant surprise to
fair officials, who had all hut given up
nope of getting the Canadian govern
ment interested. All communications
sent to Ottawa and to Canadian officials
had been courteously replied to, but
the tone of the replies was not encour
aging. There seemed to !e a disposi
tion on the part of the Canadian people
to concentrate their efforts on making a
fine exhibit at the fair in Belgium,
which takes place next year, almost
simultaneously with the Lewis and
in the event parliament makes the
appropriation asked for, it is thought
the province of Britith Columbia can
be brought into line. It is known that
British Columbia has been holding back
to see what reception the exposition
will get from the general government
before taking any action. Favorable
action from the general government
will, therefore, it is believed, insure
the participation of British Columbia
ai a province.
RAID STILL ON.
Russian Vladivostok Squadron Is Again
Sighted Olt Japan.
Tokio, June 22. The Russian Sibe
rian squadron from Vladivostok was
sighted again at noon yesterday off
Main island in the sea of Japan, but
was apparently following out a prear
ranged plan, ai the vessels steamed at
about 11 knots' speed slowly toward
the northwest, paying no attention to
Judging by their position in the water,
they are heavily laden and it is sup
posed that before leaving Vladivostok
on this last trip they filled all of their
reserve bunkers with coal, so that they
can keep out of port for not less than
In spite of the menace to their trans
port fleet the Japanese officials here de
clare that their oriignal plans will be
carried out, no matter what the cost.
They declare tbat there ia no chance for
the Port Arthur squadron to make a
sortie to Join Admiral Skrydloff, as
Admiral Tog" has so disposed of his
ships about the harbor mouth that any
vessels putting out will be sunk before
tbey are even clear of the roadstead.
WORRVINQ THB JAPANESE.
Skrydtoff's Squadron's Work Appreci
ative at St. Petersburg.
St. Petersburg, June 22. Vice Ad
miral Skrydloff 's message to the em
peror from Valdivoetok, in which he
detais the operations of the squadron,
indicates that he has accounted for at
least three of the Japanese transports
besides a suspected collier. The mes
sage does not indicate the present
whereabouts c( the squadron. The fact
that the collier was sent to Vladiyost k
under a prize crew might indicate that
the news of the operations of the squad
ron was brought there by her and that
the cruisers are still at sea.
The destruction of an aggregate of
15,000 tons of shipping besides troops
and crews and a valuable cargo of sup
plies is considered here as being a good
showing for the raid made by the cruis
ers. It is thought that it will have a
moral effect and will besides necessarily
divert a considerable section of Vice
Admiral Togo's fleet.
Strategy Is Criticised.
Liao Yang, June 22. For the first
time since the beginning of the war,
General Kuropatkin has taken personal
direction of the operations, and in con
sequence of his having assumed the
offensive results different from those
following recent events are anticipated.
The tactics of the Japanese are admired
here, but their strategy is criticised, es
pecially with regard to the battle of
Vafandien. During the battle the in
fantry extended over the field further
than the eye could reach, one division
covering six miles.
Cossacks Return From Raid.
Mukden, June 22. A raiding party
of Cossacks, juBt returned from two
months in Corea, bring veibal news re
garding iLc Japanese posit inn, accord
ing to which the Japanese forces on the
Yalu river have become decidedly weak.
owing to the confidence of the Japanese
commanders, based on the results of
the first fight. The Cossacks say tbat
the inhabitants are well disposed to
ward the Russians. Many Coreans
constitute the rear guard.
Liner Australia Wrecked.
Melbourne. June 22. The Peninsula
A Oriental liner Australia, inward
bound, (truck on the rocks at Point
Nepean today, and it is feared she will
be a total loss. The passengers and
crew were landed safely. She was of
3,700 tons net.
HAPPENINGS HERE IN OREGON
RAILROAD TO DALLAS.
Salem Commercial Club Accepts Offer of
Engineer too vert.
Salem At a meeting of the Greater
Salem Commercial club, the offer of J.
W. Coovert, engineer of the Dallas
Falls City railroad, to build a railroad
from Salem to Dallas, was accepted.
The proposal calls foi a loan of $72,000.
Uo bear 6 per cent interest and to be se
en red by a first mortgage upon the road
lor terminal grounds 500x800 feet in
West Salem, and a right of way through
jur. uoovert win go to work upon
me road as soon as the money Is guar
anteed by the business men of this city,
not later than July 15, and it is his in
tention to have the road completed be
fore the rainy season sets in next fall.
The following resolutions were also ad
opted by the club:
"Resolved, That it is the sense of
the Greater Salem Commercial club
that it would be to the best interests of
the people of this city for Salem to own
and operate an electric-light plant to
supply the city and its inhabitants
with light, and we would respectfully
ask the Salem city council to appoint a
committee to Investigate the matter of
aiem purchasing or constructing and
operating such a plant.
'Resolved, That the city council
receive propositions from persons or
corporations having water powers or
lighting plants to sell."
Road to Blue River Mines.
Eugene The Commercial club, at a
recent meeting, took steps toward fur
ther improving the road to the Blue
river mines, on which a good many
thousand dollars have already been ex
pended. A committee of eight business
men was appointed to make a personal
inspection of the district and report to
the club within ten days. Extensive
improvements are being made in the
Blue river district this summer and a
good road is necessary to keep Eugene
in touch with the mines. A force of
carpenters will leave here In a few days
to erect a thiee-story hotel, 130x70 feet,
a two-story buiding SOxKO feet and a
two-story assay oihee at the Lucky Boy
New Volume of Court Decisions.
Salem Volume 43 of the Oregon su
preme court reports has been delivered
to the secretary of state by the state
printer and the secretary is now pre
pared to supply all who wish copies at
the price fixed by law, $3.50, together
with 28 cents to cover postage. This
volume includes the opinions of the
supreme court in cases decided up to
November, 1903. The opinions report
ed occupy 636 pages, and the mdex,
which is very complete, 70 pages more.
The repots are published by the state
are sold to members of the bar and
others at the cost of publication.
Rlcb'Strlke Shows Stronger.
Medford Reports from the Grayback
rich strike, continue to pour in. Sev
eral n en have worked the property and
have opened up the vein ovei 200 fest.
They report the showing much better
than at first. Many miners are leaving
for the scene, going by private convey
ance from Jacksonville. The strike is
located 64 miles northwest of Medford,
near the California line, on a divide
between the Illinois and Klamath riv
ers, where rich placer beds were found
in early days. In one day tout men
mortared out 3,800.
Scholarship to Albany (llrl.
Albany President W. H. Lee, of
Albany college, has announced that the
scholarship which the college annually
awarded to a graduate of the Albany
high school would this year go to Miss
Martha Montague. Miss Montague se
cured the scholarship by competitive
work, she having maintained the high
est grade of scholarship for her class
during her entire course in the high
school. This scholarship will entitle
Miss Montague to free tuition.
Law of Water Rights.
Salem Because of the rapid develop
ment in irrigaton and the growing Im
portance of water-right questions, State
Librarian J. B. Putnam has been
strengthening the library in authorities
on that branch of law. The latest ad
dition was made lately when be re
ceived a large three-volume work.
"Farnham on Water Rights." The
edition is of the year 1904.
Qrandstand for Chautauqua.
Oregon City At a recent meeting of
the board of directors of the Willam
ette Valley Chautauqua association it
was decided to erect a grandstand hav
ing a seating capacity of 600. This
improvement will be stationed on the
athletic grounds, and is calculated for
the comfort of those attending the base
ball games which constitute one of the
most attiactive diversions at the Chau
Looking for a Mill Site.
Medford B. H. Harris, of Medford,
who has a large timber tract in the vi
cinity of Big Butte Falls, located about.
30 miles northeast of Medford, has leit
this city with a party of surveyors to
locate a mill site near the falls, also to
run a line of survey from the mill site
to Medford for the purpose of const met
ing a railroad which will tap the larg
est timber belt in Southern Oregon.
Placed ea Agricultural Board.
Salem Governor Chamberlain has
appointed Mark Hulburt, of Albany, a
member of the state board of agriculture.
BOY FINDS GOLD.
As a Result a Southern Oregon PamUy
Cleans Up $25,000 In a Week.
Grant's Pass A milkpan half full of
gold 200 ounces valued at more than
$4,000, was the sight that greeted
scores of visitors at the Grant a rasa
Banking & Tust company's bank one
day last week. This represents about
one-fifth of the amount taken from a
ledge since 1U discovery. The discov
ery was made by the 18-year-old son of
David Biggs. While out hunting ha
Stumbled onto a Indue of donmnnau)
quarts which was more gold than quarts.
He secured a chunk the size of a candle
box and took it to his father's placer
claim, where it was mortared and
yielded nearly $800.
Early next morning the family
staked out seven claims and began min
ing. In two hours they had $2,000,
and in one week they had mortared out
$25,000, and Mr. Briggs reports the
ledge getting better all the time. The
whole amount was taken from an exca
vation ten feet long by seven feet deep.
The find is the talk nf tli nmmtrv
and already the surroundiing hills are
being searched bv nrosmwtnra and nlil
excitement is at fever heat. The ledge
is located in the snntheanin rn rtnrfc nf
Josephine countv. about 60 miles frnm
Dredge Clears a Passage.
Astoria The bar dredire Chlnnnk
has not missed a day at work on the
Columbia entrance excentimr thai timn
consumed in coaling, since her return
from Portland, and Has accomplished
very much in that time. The record
performance for one day is 6,000 cubio
5 ards or more than 9,000 tons. Tbis
is the greatest dav's work ever dnna hv
a vessel of her class, and the nnrfnrm.
anee has been highly gratifying to the
officers. The big vessel has materially
deepened the river entrance, and nllnfa
say that the depth has inci eased two
leei m some places.
Pheasant Bill Not a Law.
Salem In answer to an inquiry from
Game Warden J. W. Baker, Attorney
General Crawford has rendered an
opinion in which he holds that the
pheasant bill of 1903 did not become a
law. Thts has been the generally ac
cepted opinion. Although the bill was
signed by the presiding officer of each
house, approved by the governor and
filed in the office of the secretary of
state, the records show that it received
only 30 votess in the house, or one less
than a majority, and therefore it did
not pass the house.
Legislators Pick Out Seats.
Salem Memtiers of the Oregon leg
islature have already commenced se
lecting their seats for the session of
1905, and about two-thirds of the seats
have been assigned in each house. Sec
retary of State Dunbar has a plat of
the floor of each house, and has assign
ed members to seats upon receiving
requests from them. He will have
name cards printed in large letteia
and placed on the front of the desks of
the different members.
Wheat Walla Walla, 69c; bluestem,
77c; valley, 78c.
Barley Feed, $23 per ton; rolled,
24 60 25.
Flour Valley, $3.904.05 per bar
el; hard wheat straights, $4(44.25;
clears, $3.854.10; hard wheat pat
ents, $4.40(94.79; graham, $3.50(34;
rye flour, $4.60.
Oats No. 1 white, $1.25 ; giay,
$1.20 per cental.
Millstuffs Bran, $1920 pel ton;
middlings, $25.60(327; shorts, $20(8
21; chop. $18; linseed, dairy food, $19.
Hay Timcthy, $15(316 per ton;
clover, $89; grain, $1112; cheat,
Butter Fancy creamery, 17Ji20c;
store, 12(4 13c per pound.
Eggs Oregon ranch, 19Jt'(g20.
Cheese Fuil cream, twins, now stock,
I212c; old stock, 78c; Young
Poultry Fancy heng, 12(31120 per
pound; old hens, ll12c; mixed
chickens, 10(811; old roosters, 88Kc
young roosters, 12 13c; springs, IX
2-pound, 1718c; broilers, 1(31 H
pound. 1820r, dressed chickens, 13
I3c; turkeys, live, 14(3 16c ; dressed,
15ail6c; choice, 2022Jic; geese, live,
67c; dressed, 9H 110c; ducts, old,
$67 per doi; young, as to size, $3.60
Vegetaoles Turnips, $1.25 per sack;
carrots, $1.60; beets, $1.25; parsnips,
$1.25; cabbage, 2$2X4 red cabbage,
2c; lettuce, head, 2540n per doaj
tomatoes, $1.7502; cauliflower, f 1.75
(3 2 per doi; celery, 7590c; cucum
bers, $1.25; asparagus, 50c; peas, 436o
per lb; beans, green, 10c; wax, 10c;
squash, $1 per box; green corn, 60o
Honey $33.50 pet case.
Potatoes Fancy, 75c(g$l per cental;
new potatoes, $1.752 per cental.
Fruits Strawberries, 66c pet lbj
cherries, 687c; gooseberries, 6c ; ap
ples, new, $1.50(42; apricots, 90c$l
per box; plums, $1; peaches, 90c3$l;
canteloupes. $4.50 per crate.
Hops 1903 crop, 2324c per lb.
Wool Valley, 1920c per lb; East
ern Oregon, 12 W 10c; mohair, 31c per
pound for choice.
Beef Dressed, ,5(g 7 J-4'e pei lb.
Mutton Dressed, 46c per lb;
lambs, 8c. 0
Veal Dressed, 100 to 125, 67c per
lb; 125 to 200, 66c; 200 and op,
Pork Dressed, 100 to 150, 77jfc;
150 and op, e7c.
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