The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, August 18, 1904, Image 1

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XO. 14.
Issued evert Thursday by
ARTHUR D. MOB, Publisher.
1 ernii of subscription a year wlieu paid
tr advanced
The prstofnce la open daily between Sam.
i d 7 p. m.', buuday rum 12 to 1 o'clock. Malls
li r the East close at Li:) a. m. anas p. tu; (or
the Weil at 7: lu . m. and 1:40 p.m.
The carrier, on K. K. 1). route. No. 1 and No.
. a leave the puitolitce at 8:30 daily. Mail leave.
For Mt. Hood, daily at U:vo m.; arrives,
10:2(i a. m.
For t'henoweth, Wash., at 7:80 a. m. Tuea
davi, Ti ursdaysaiid Saturday.; arrives umi
days at 6 p. m.
For Underwood, Wash., at 7:30 a. m. Tues
daya, Thursday! and Saturday. ; arrives same
daya at 6 p. m.
For White Salmon, Wash., daily at 2:45 p, m.;
arrlvea at 11 a. m.
For Rood River daily at V a. m.i arrlvea at
:4Sp. ni.
For Husum, Trout Lake and Ouler, Wash.,
daily at 7:80 a. m.; arrivea at 12 m.
For Ulenwuod, Oilnier and Fulda, Wash.,
dally at 7 :ai a. in. : arrivea at 6 p. m.
Forfinetlat and Bnowden, Wash., at 11:90
a. m. Tuesday, and Saturday.; arrives same
days, 10:tlo a. m.
For Bin en, Wash., dally at 4:46 p. m.; ar
rives at 8:46 a. m.
U FKNIiO.-Meeta the Second and Fourth
Fridays of the month. Visitors cordially wel
comed. F. U. Brtoaius, Counsellor,
iliBS Clark, Secretary.
Union No. 142. meets in Odd Fellows' hall
second and lourth Saturdays in each month,
7 : o'clock. &. U Rood, President.
C. U. Dakiw, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER CAMF, No. 7,702, M. W. A.,
meets in K. of P. Hall everv Wednesdav
C. U. Darin, Clerk.
M. M. Hussiu, V. C.
TJOOD R1VEK CAMP, No. 770, W. 0. W., meets
a a on nrst and third Tuesday of
uesdayofeach month
In odd relluw hall.
A. C. bTAHN,C. C
F. H. Ulaoo, clerk.
in K. of P. Hall every Tuesday nil
i every luesday night.
a. u. lickks, c u.
. Heiiman, K.of R. 4 8.
HOOD K1VER CHAP1ER, No. 25, O. E.S.,
meets second and fourth luesuay even
lngaof each month. Visitora cordially wel
comed. Thersbs Cahtnkh, W. M.
Ants. Maky B. Davidsun, secretary.
HOOD RIVER CIRCLE, No. 524. Women of
V ooocrait, meeia at K. of P. Hall on the
dm and thl.d rriuays oi each month.
hEl.r,N Norton, Guardian Neighbor.
Nellie Hollowell, clem.
CANbY 10HT, No. 16, O. A. R., meets at A.
O. U. W. Hall, second and fourth Saturdays
oi each mouth at 2 o'clock p. m. All (j. A. R.
members iuvlted to meet with ua.
H. H. Bailey, Commander.
T. J. Ct'usma, Adjutant.
CANBY W. R. ('., No. 16, meeta aecond and
lourth Saturdays of each month lu A. O. U.
M.Hall at 2 p. m.
Mrs. alida Shoemaker, President.
Mrs. I.J, cunning, Secretary.
CDEN ENCAMPMENT, No. 48, I. 0. 0. F.,
Regular meeting aecond and fourth Mon
vdaya oi each moiitn. A. J. Uatchell, C. P.
Bert Entricam, Scribe.
1DLEW1LD LODUE, No. 107, I. O. 0. F., meet
In Fraternal Hall, every Thursday night.
J. R. Rees, N. U.
Bert Entrican, Secretary.
meets third Friday night of each month.
U. R. Cabtner, U. P.
D. McDonald, Secretary.
COURT HOOD RIVER No. 42, Foresters of
America, meets second and fourth Mon
days in eaco month in K. of P. Hall.
L. C Haynea, C. R.
F. C. Brosics, Financial Secretary.
87. 1. 0. O. F., meets first and third Fridays
In each month. Francis Morse, N. U.
Tuerkse Cabtner, Secretary.
HOOD RIVER LODGE No. 105, A. F. and A.
M., meets Saturday evening on or before
each full moon. D. McDonald, W. M.
R. B. Savage, Secretary.
OLETA ASSEMBLY No. 10S, United Artisans,
meets liM and third Wednesdays, work;
second and fourth Wednesdays, social; Arti
sans hall. D. McDonald, M. A.
E. M. McCarty, Secretary.
RIVERSIDE LODGE No. 68, A. O. U. W., meets
first and third Saturdays of each mouth.
E. R. Bradley, Financier. W. B. Shuts, W. M.
J. O. Haynes, Recorder.
NO. 40. Decree of Hon-
or. A. O. U.
, W. meets first and third Satur
days at 8 p. m. Mrs. Sarah Bradley, C. of LI,
Miss coka Kecorder.
Mrs. Luckbtia P rather, Financier
Office and Pharmacy, Hood
Heights. Phone, Main Wttl.
Will Practice in All Courts.
Office with Geo. D. Culbertaon & Co. Collec
tion?, Abstracta, Settlement of Estates.
Specialist on Crown and Bridge Work.
Telephones: Office, 281; residence, 94.
Office over Bank Bldg. Hood River, Oregon
Successor to Dr. M. F. Shaw.
tails promptly snswered In town or country
Day or Night.
Telephones: Resldenoe, 611 ; Office, 61S.
Office over Reed's Grocery.
j F. WAIT, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephones: Office, 281; resldenoe, 28s,
For 28 years a resident of Oregon and -Wash-Inirtnn.
Has .had many years experience la
Real Estate matters, as abstractor, searcher of
titles and agent, satisfaction guaranteed or
no charge.
Abstracta Furnished. Money Loaned.
Hood River, Oregon.
p C. BROSiUS, M. D.
'Phone Central, or 121.
Office Hoots: 10 to 11 A. M.j t to 3
, and 6 to 7 P. M.
Notary Public and Real - Estate Agent.
Loans. Collections and Conveyancing. Fire
and Life Insurance in the beat companies,
btenography and Typewriting.
Oast Street, Heed River, Orsgsa.
Newsy Items Gathered f romAI
Parts of the World.
General Review of Important Happen-
' penigs Presented in a Brief and
Condensed Corm.
Japan bai demanded (he surrender
of Port Arthur.
A Georpia mob overpowered the
militia, seized two negro murderers and
burned them alive.
Great Britain, in her answer to Rus
sia, contends that foodstuffs cannot be
classed as contraband.
The government is experiencing trou
ble In securing Oregon gold for the
Lewis and Clark souvenir gold dollars
The Russian admiralty is still in the
dark as to the fate of Withoefi's ships
not heard from eince the Port Arthur
America deems that Japan was in
the wrong in taking the Russian tor
pedo boat from Chefoo and that the
vessel should be returned.
It is now certain that the Japanese
have taken impoitant land positions at
Port Arthui, the file from which com
pelled the Russian fleet to leave the
To date the Russian navy has lost
seven cruisers an one battleship besides
those which have just taken refuge in
neutral porta and disarmed. The Jap
anese have lost one cruiser and one bat
tlsehip. St. Petersburg expects the fall of
Port Arthur at any moment.
The Malheur irrigation withdrawal
has been increased 26,000 acres..
Admiral Togo sowed many mines in
the path of the Poit Arthur fleet.
Japan is laying in great quantities of
supplies for a winter campaign in Man
churia. The Japanese navy is co-operating
with the army in the final assault on
Port Arthur.
Over 300,000 acres of land in Eastern
Oregon in forest reserve withdrawals
have been testored to entry.
Great Britain will reply to Russia
that she cannot concede that the
Knight Commander was Bunk lawfully.
The national encampment of the G.
A. R. is being held in Boston. It is
estimated that 60,000 veterans are
The commander of the Japanese fleet
is reported to have notified the Rus
sian commander of Port Arthur that if
he sinks the vessel j ia the harbor the
town will be shelled with lyddito.
A launch turned turtle at a Potomac
regatta and ten people were drowned.
Issues with Turkey have been settled,
the state department scoring a victory.
Fire at New York gas tanks caused a
great panic, many people in fleeing for
getting their children.
Work on the Malheur irrigation pro
ject will commence this fall. The Pa
louse project will be next.
The Russian flagship Czaievitch was
badly damaged in the recent battle and
may be dismantled at Tsing Chou.
About 845,000 acres of land in East
ern Oregon withdrawn under forest re
serve order will be reetored to entry.
The general attack on Port Arthur is
now on. Twelve regiments of rein
forcements have been sent the Japanese
from Liao Yang.
Russia expresses a willingness to
modify regualtions regarding eon t la
band goods providing Great Britain
will agree thtcy are binding in future
The Vladivostok squadron went to
the aid of the Port Arthur fleet and was
badly scattered by the Japanese. The
Russian navy is now practically a thing
of the past.
A son and heir has been born to the
Russian imperial family.
Prince Henry, of Prussia, will visit
the St. Louis fair shortly.
W. J. Bryan has lost his fight for
$60,000 of the Bennett estate.
What Russian ships escaped from
Port Arthur are wit'e'.y scattered.
A full fledged rebellion is on in Para
guay. The rebels seem to have the
upper hand.
Admiral Togo reports that nearly all
of the Russian ships have returned to
Port Arthur.
The Boston Steamship company has
refused to take any more flour for
Japan at present.
The seizure of the Russian torpedo
boat at Cbefoo by Japan may bring
China into the war.
Yaqui Indians have gone on the war
path and N oi th western Mexico antici
pates a reign of terror.
Whitecaps are terrorizing Cripple
Rioting as a result of the packers'
strike at-Chicago is increasing. Unions
wilt ask Mayor Hairiion to end the
A North Carolina mine was suddenly
flooded and eight men drowned.
The owners of the German steamer
Tbea will appeal from the decision of
the prize court.
The Russian Port Arthur fleet is be
lieved to have eluded Admiral Togo and
Joined the Vladivostok squadron.
Mayor Harrison Unable to End the
Packers' Strike.
Chicago, Aug. 18. The effort of
Mayor Hariison to end the nuatpack
era' strike accomplished nothing. In
fact, conferences with the packers and
labor leaders were not held as expected.
Without waiting for the time set, the
packers sent a committee to Mayor
Harrison and informed him it would
do no good to arrange a joint confernece
with the strike leaders.
The committee contended that the
packers had already won the strike and
had no reason to meet the strikers.
The packers told the mayor he should
consider that they controlled Chicago's
greatest industry and had such vast in
terests at stake that they could not he
dominated by their employes, that they
wanted to be fair, that prices of meat
had not been raised and would not be
raised because of the strike, that they
could not accept anybody's interven
tion. On the other hand, the strike leaders
were equally antagonistic. President
Donnelly declared he did not expect to
lie present at the time the conference
was to meet. He said his reason was
that at the hour named he had to ad-
lress the Hog Butcheis' union.
And the hog butchers are a great
deal more important to me than the
mayor," said the head of the strikeis.
Harrison was too long getting in.
He has heard our say for fair police
treatment and has Ignored it. He need
not think that now he can snap his
fingers or whistle and have us come to
do his bidding."
The mayor is reported to have saio
in reply that he was satisfied that his
good offices were useless and he would
make no further effort to bring about a
meeting between the packers and strik
Japanese are No Longer Using Guns
In Higher Positions.
St. Peteisburg, Aug. 18. A dis
patch received from Chefoo tonight and
giving undated dispatches from Port
Arthur, says the Japanese during a
bombardment occupied sttongly forti
fied positions wilh a numbei of siege
guns. After two hours, several of the
Japanese guns were silenced. The
Japanese, the advices say, are no longer
trying to play their guns in the higher
positions, which are too easily reached
by the Hie of the fortress, but are busy
ing themselves with mining operations
against the defenses.
The spirit of the garrison continues
to be excellent, and Lieutenant General
Stoeasel is going every here encourag
ing the troops. The fortress is well
supplied with ammunition and provis
Twenty-Six Thousand Veterans Pa
rade, Despite the Heat.
Boston, Aug. 18. If anything were
needed to prove that the Grand Army
oi the Republic is still in fact a mighty
host, it was to be found yesterday
when, with a half million civilians
looking on, 26,000 survivors of the
union forces of the Civil war assembled
heie from all sections of the United
States and marched through the streets
of Boston. Five and one-half hours
were required for the parade to pass a
given point.
It was a severe strain on the old
soldiers, but generally the veterans
stood the hardship well. More than
three score of them dropped from the
rank from- exhaustion and heat pros
tration, and were cared for at the hos
pitals. The death of one soldier
marred the otherwise happv day.
Colonel John P. Pyron, a member of
John Dix post of New York, died from
heart failure induced by exhaustion.
At least 250 spectators, mostly
women, fainted during the parade, and
many persons were slightly injured
and had their clothing torn in the
The spectacle of the gray haired sol
diers on parade was one calculated to
thrill, and everywhere the army was
received with applause.
At the end of the route . Commander
in Chief John C Black of the Grand
Army of the Republic held his review.
Last night the Grand Army of the Re
public camptire was held, attended by
10,000 persons.
To Signalize Birth of Heir.
St Petersburg, Aug. 18. One of the
acts of grace sginalizing the birth of an
heir to the throne will be the total
abolition of corporal punishment
throughout Russia. It is reported, ap
parently on good authority, that Em
peror William of Germany has asked
for the privilege of acting as one of the
todf tthers of the heii. The chistening
will take place August 23, when, the
Associated Press is able testate, quite
a number of important Libeial meas
ures, besides the abolition of corporal
punishment, will be announced.
In Great Tear of Rebels.
Buenos Ayres, Ang. 18. A feeling
akin to panic prevails at Asuncion, die
capital of Paraguay. The insurgents
under General feirera have secured
the adhesion of the residents of the
towns and villages parallel to the rail
way and are awaiting the arrival of
the steamer Iniciativa to make a sim
ultaneous attack by land and water
upon the capital. It is rumored that
there was a bombaidment of Asuncion
today but this cannot be confirmed.
Eire Now Imperils Tort.
London, Aug. 18. A dispatch to
the Central News from Toaio says a big
oil warehouse at Port Arthur is blaz
ing furiously and that the position of
the oesieged is such that the Japanese
are urging them to surrender.
Chicago Executive Will
tempt to End Strike.
Numerous Conferences, With the
Idea or Effecting Peace, Held,
But All Come to Naught.
Chicago, Aug. 17. Mayor Harrison
will attempt tomorrow to settle the
stockyards strike. He will meet to
morrow morning at 10 o'clock the rep
resentatives of the strikers and hear
their side of the fontVoversy, Later in
the day he will have meeting with
repiesentativns of the packers and listen
to their statement, and he w ill then
undertake the task of reconciling the
A large committee tif the retail deal
ers called upon him this afternoon and
asKea mm to neo jus gootl offices In
ending the strike. The mayor said he
would gladly do all in his power to put
an end to the trouble, and a meeting
between him and the labor leaders was
at once arranged. The mayor then set
about arranging a meeting with the
packers, and they promptly sent him
word that they would meet him.
There were a number uf confeiences
during the day, all having the settle
ment of the strike in view, but none of
them resulted in anything.
It is settled that the aliiged secret
meeting between the packers and the
strikers was arranged for by W. E.
Skinner, assistant general manager of
the Union Stockyards & Tiansit com
pany, but it came to naught.
The numerous assaults that have
been taking place every day and night
in the neighborhood of the stockyaids
have stirred the police to more energet
ic act. on.
President Donnelly and George F.
Golden, of the teamsters, have leached
an open clash, Donnelly declaring that
Golden had no right to go to the mail
carriers and get a big contributioin
The teamsters have plenty of
money. They do not need any contri
butions, said Donnelly.
Police Inspector Hupt took sweeping
measures to stop the operations of pick
ets. He otdered the arrest of all pick
ets loitering about the yards, and a
dozen weie taken Into custody.
The 2,600 teamsters employed by re
tail and wholesale markets- will not
hereafter deliver nonunion meat. One
exception will be mude. To save the
dealers from loss, meat already in cold
sterage warehouses will be hauled.
Russia Less Inclined Than Ever to
Consider Mediation.
London, Aug. 17. The Paris corres
pondent of the Times states that accord
ing to authentic information the con
tinued defeats to the Russian arms
have not modified the resolute determ
ination in responsible quarters to pur
sue the war to the bitter end. He con
tinued :
"It has been said that the Japanese
might be prepared to consider such
conditions of peace as would not in
volve the danger of a renewal of the
war within a comparatively short time.
There is good reason to believe, how
ever, that in St. Petersburg there is less
inclination than ever to entertain an)
idea of a termination of hostilities
until Russian prestige, has been thor
oughly relieved.
"There is still an immutable convic
tion in responsible Russ'an quarters
that in the end Russian arms must be
victorious, even should the eventual
fal. of Port Arthur be followed by oth
er reverses. The opinion in Russian
government circles is that the resources
of the empire f ir the pui poses of war
is practically inexhaustible; that Rus
sia will find all the money she requires
to carry on hostilities foi several years
to comer.
"The idea of mediation, which may
conceivably have been undertaken by
France and Germany, has throughout
the war been scouted by both beliigor
ents. At the present moment the
chances of its being taken into consid
eration by Russia are much more re
mote than ever."
Sovereignty Is Recognized.
Washington, Aug. 17. "A mail re
port received at the navy department
today from Con mander Underwood,
the American naval governor at Tutui
la, announces that the native chiefs of
the island of Manua have acknowledged
the sovereignty of the United States
over that island. Commander Under
wood recommends tha. the terrtory
now owned by thiB government be call
ed American Samoa. He also recom
mends that the chiefs of Manua be pre
sented with medals or watches as were
the Tutilian chiefs.
Accuses China of Complicity.
Washington, Aug. 17. Mr. Conger,
the American minieter at Pekin, has
cabled to the state department under
today's date as folbws: "The Russian
minister has sent to the Chinese gov
ernment a strong note charging it with
complicity in the Ryeshitelni affair,
charging the Chinese commodore with
cowardice or treason, and demanding a
full explanation, the restoration of the
destroyer and severe punishment of the
Pair Paying Off Debt.
St. Louis, Aug. 17. A check for
(600,000 was today forwarded to the
United Mates treasury by the Louisi
ana Purchase exposition company as
the third of the stipulated $500,000
bimonthy payments on the loan of 4,
600,000 advnaced to the world's fair by
the federal government. The total
amount refunded to date ia $1,908,149.
No More Reserves to Be Created
the State of Oregon.
Washington, Aug. 17. The interior
department will not create any ruoie
forest reserves in Oregon at this time
because it Is afraid lu so doing it would
open up endless opportunities for lieu
land operators."
This is the explanation given today
by an official who is handling forestry
matters under Secretary Hitchcock's
direot'.on. While the bureau of for
estry. ; recommending the establish
ment of Blue mountain reserve, has
carefully drawn its bourdaries so as to
exclude practically all private boil
ings, yet if a reserve should be created
on those lines, the department fears
that after the reserve was created, great
numbers of speculators would file en
tries and allege settlement on land in
the reserve prior to the time when the !
original withdiawal was made.
The department officials admit it
would be a comparatively easv thing
for speculators to bring forward wit
nesses to swear falsely as to their hav
ing established residence on this land,
and it would be almost impossible for
the government to secure evidence
which would justify the rejection of
these entries. Once speculators estab
lished their right to the reserve lands,
they would be entitled under the law
to relinquish them and make lieu selec
tions of more valuable lands elsewhere.
"But," says this official, "as reserves
are not created and land simply re
mains withdrawn from entry, no base
for lieu selections can be created, and
the government is not in danger of los
ing by unfair exchange."
American Minister Will Not Need It,
Now Turkey Has Yielded.
Constantinople, Ang. 17. A satis
factory solution of the American school
question has at last arrived. This
matter, which is the most important of
the American demands, was settled by
extending too American schools the
same treatment as that accorded to the
schools under the protection of other
A settlemi n; of other matters affect
ing American Interests in Turkey, of
secondary importance, has also been
effected, and United States Minister
Irishman has telegraphed to Rear Ad
miral Jewett, in command of the
United Slates squadron sent to Smyrna,
instructing him to salute the batteries
on land and depart. . .
The sitting of the council of minis
ters at which the settlement was
agreed upon, was a long one, and it
was not until its close that an agree
ment was reached. The delay in the
settlement is believed to have been
caused by the intervention of the
palace functionaries, whose policy, in
order to retain the sultan's favor, con
sists of combating the rights and privi
lege of foreign subjects.
Japanese Towing Destroyer Report
She Could Have Injured Them.
Chefoo, Aug. 17. 'The Russian tor
pedo boat destroyer Ryeshitelni, flying
the Japanese (lag, was sighted nearing
the Elliott islands on the evening of
Angnst 12. She was being towed by a
Japanese torpedo boat destroyer. A
Hecond one acted as escort.
The report that the Japanese had left
the Ryeshitelni at some Chinese port
probably arose from the report brought
liy a junk to the effect that when pass
ing Yung Ching bay south of Shantung
promontory, she saw one of the two
Russian destroyers whith went ashore
Japanese arriving here from Dalny
communicated with the destroyer es
corting the Ryeshitelni and they were
informed that a careful examination of
the Ryeshitelni after her capture by
the Japanese showed that the Russians
had not rendered her completely in
effective before her capture. A tor
pedo was still In a torpedo tulie, its
propeller only having been removed.
The tnrpedo towed by rowboats might
have lieen used effectively against the
Japanese, It was also stated that
while the breeches of her guns had
leen unhinged several remained on
board. The Japanese consul here
states that his government has no idea
of returning the Ryeshitelni.
Must Take Tort.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 17. The Boerse
Gazette has received the following dis
patch from its Liao Yang correspond
ent: "Twelve Japanese regiments have
left in the direction of Port Arthur. It
is stated on trustworthy authority that
the mikado has ordered that Port Ar
thur must lie taken at any cost, even if
it necessitates the suspension of opera
tions in Manchuria, and it is quite
probable the main Japanese force will
proceed to Port Arthur within a few
days. Rain has stopped all opera
tions." Prepares for Tinal Stand.
Tienshiutien, Manchuria, Aug. 17.
The relative positions of the Japan
ese and Rusflian armies are unchanged.
During the last few days the Russian
positions along the Mukden road have
been steadily strengthened, and it ap
pears as though General Kuropatkin
has planned to make bis final stand at
the Liao Yang position. Owing to a
cessation of the rain, the rivers have
fallen and great activity has been the
rule in the Japanese commissary.
Russian Ships Lower Dag.
Tsing Chou, Aug. 17. The RuFsian
flag has just been pulled down from
the battleship Czarevitch and the three
cruisers which took refuge here. The
lowering of the colors was done in the
presence of the German governor.
Plrc on NcCully Mountain Supposed
to Have Been Set by Campers.
Albany The forest fires which have
been raging in the mountains of Oregon
for the past ten days are having the
usual effect on valley towns. A pall
of smoke, to thick that the eyes burn,
hangs over Albany, and the horizon is
narrowed down to a very short dis
tance. The sun looks like a ball of
fire, hemg almost hidden from view
a part of the time.
The smoke in Albany Is paraticnlar
ly had because of a Are In cicmi piuxim
ity to the city. Just east of Lacomb.
which is only about 16 miles from Al
bany, is a fire which has been burning
for ecveral days, ami is doinu inestima
ble damage. The fire is on the side of
MtXully mountain, which ia covered
with one of the finest bodies of timlier
in the county. .There had been a num
ber of files in that section for aome
time, but all were under control and
the loss was normal. Albany people
couiu see a large column of smoke ris
ing irom the side oi the mountain east
of Lacomb, and later came the news
that an immense and destructive fire
was sweeping over McCully mountain
with Irresistible force. The fire is
thought to have boen started by careless
campers, and the authorities are inves
tigating to see of the blame cannot lie
fastened on Bomeone.
Year's Hops Sell Well.
Picking Soon Begins.
Salem Krebs Brothers, hopgrowers
and dealers, have reported the purchase
oi 1J bales oi 1903 hops from the A.
J. Luce Hop company at 25 cents.
This is the highest price paid for some
time. Speaking of the hop situation,
Leonard Krebs said that the greatest
danger is that growers will begin pick
ing too early. Some are talking of be
ginning September 1, which Mr. Krebs
says is fully a week ton soon.
In the Butterville, Hubbard, Aurora
and St. Paul districts in particular the
hops are usually too green, causing a
loss in weight and also in quality.
Mr Krebs says that in view of the ab
sence of vermin this season, there is no
danger In letting the hops remain on
the vine until they are ready for pick
ing. Exhibits of State.
Salem From information that has
been received by Secretary Wylie A.
Moores, of the state fair board, it ia
evident that the state fair next month
will equal, if not excel the splendid
expositions which have been held here
for the last five years. There are more
horses in training on Lone Oak track
now than ever before at this time of
the year. Many breeders of livestock
who have never been here betore are
making arrangements to come with
tiieir herds, and the livestock depart
ment will be at great an attraction as
ever. Space in the main pavilion is
being lapidly taken for county and gen
eral premium exhibits, and many new
displays will be seen.
Hop Market to Open.
Salem Though 20 to 21 cents is free
ly offered for contracts for 1904 hops,
nothing of consequence is being done in
this market. Growers are preparing
for the harvest, which will begin about
September 8 to 10, and are worrying
very little about prices. The hops in
this vicinity are in excellent condition,
so far as quality is concerned, and there
has been no change in the estimates of
the probable yield. Al Jenuan, who
still holds 200 bales of hops of the 1903
crop, has refused an offer of 23 cents
a pound for the lot.
Urges Fruitgrowers to Organize.
La Grande A meeting of Grand
Ronde horticulturists was held at the
Commercial club last week, Professor
S. B. Green, of the Minnesota Agricul
tural college addressing the meeting,
who came here with Colonel Judson,
of the O. R. & N. The professor urged
the ne.cssity of organization of the
fruitgrowers, and believes the Grand
R intle, one of the grandest fruit sec
tions he has had the pleasure ol look
ing over in the West. - .
Wheat Crop Ready.
Salem Because spring wheat is
read) to harvest, farmers are hauling
little grain to town now, and there is
little activity in the wheat market.
AH the flouring mills in this vic inity
are paying a premium of cents
above the export quotations, and buy
ers for export are meeting the milling
forest fires Create Havoc.
Eugene A cumber of forest fires are
creating havoc in Lane county. Con
siderable damage has already been done
and heavy losses are feared. ' A large
fire is now burning in some of the fin
est timber on the McKenzie river.
Several fires prevail.
Harvester Burns In field.
Wasco While the harvest crew were
at dinner the combined harvester of
Henry Howell, near Wasco, caught fire
and burned up completely. The cause
of the fire is unknown. Loss $2,000,
with no insurance. Only a small lot
of wheat was burned.
Wheat Market.
Pjrtland Export values: Walla
Walla, 75c; bluestem, 79c; valley,
80c; milling, Walla, 7 tic; blue
item, 81c; valley, 81c.
Tacoma Bluestem, 81c; club, 75c.
Crop Will Be Large, and Quality Bet.
tcr Than Last Year.
Albany Prospects are very bright
for Linn county hopgrowers this yeai.
The yield is expected to tie fully as
large as that of last year, and the qual
ity of the product much better.
The weather haa been all that hop
men could desire, and the crop is free
from vermin. Picking will commsnce
the hist of this month. -The prices for
picking will lie the same as last year.
But few contracts for sale of hops
have been made up to this time. The
prevailing price for those few sales -that
have been made is 20 to 21 cents.
Although growers have made no effort
to sell their hops before the season ia
fairly opened, yet there docs not seem
to be any disposition to hold the crop,
as there was last year. This is thought
to be due to the fact that the slump in
prices late in the season last year
caused a loss ol thousands of dollars to
those who were bolding for top prices.
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Land Patents Held Up.
. Albany Word has been received in
Albany by Ed Dorgan, the tiujbel lo
cator, from the interior department at
Washington, D. C, that Albany claim
ants of timber land In the Klamath
and Lake county distiicts will have to
wait some time yet before receiving
their patents. All the claimants hava
proved up on their claims and hold re-
ceipts from the local land officers, but
Messrs. Jones, Erlckson and Brown.
the special agents sent out by Secretary
Hitchcock, have. recommended that the
land be held up for further investiga
tion. This is a great disappointment
to the holders, who have waited for a
long time for their patents. And the
large number ol people in Albany who
have timbei claims in the Eastern Ore
gon districts have ' a considerable
amount of money tied up in the land.
Road to Aid Three Counties.
Albany County Judue Scott, of
Marlon county, has been in conference
with County Judge Stewart, of Linn
county, regarding the proposed road to
connect the Willamette valley , with the
Descnutes country, in Crook county.
and the outcome is very favorable to
the road. Hon. John Minto, father of
the scheme and discoverer of the nasa
through which the road will ko. is now
at his mountain home on the line of
the road, and will co-operate with the
county judges In an effort to sceure a
conference with the judge of Crook
county, to see if the three counties can
work together and divide the expense of
constructing the road, which will be a
mutual benefit.
Crops in John Day Valley.
Prairie City The hay crop In the
John Day valley is this year as good as
usual, on an average. While some
stockmen are complaining over a slight
ly interior crop, others have harvested
a superior one over those of previous
years. George W. McIIaley harvested
25 tons of timothy hay fiom a five-acre
parcel of land. Haying is now well
under way, and in about another week
the hay harvest will nearly le complet
ed. Only a small amount of grain is
being grown here, but It is of gootl av
erage quality. The fruit crop is excel
lent, with the exception of few orch
ards that was damaged by late frosts
and hail storms. . ,
Cove Cherries Get Prize.
La Grande Union county cherries
carried off the prize at the St. Louis
fair. CM and O. G. Stackland of
Cove, one of the greatest fruit 'sections
in the state, ' have received word that
their Royal Ann cherries sent in were
given the 100 per cent mark by the
judges. Oregon hai -her own way at
the fair in the line of cherries, and
those from Union county are. consid
ered the best. The county has. shipped
out 20,000 boxes of the best varieties
this season, besides the big 'home con
sumption. ';,:, .
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Remove Name's :5flyma.
Salem That the name' of the Oregon
State Reform school be 'changed to
Oregon State Iudtrtuial school, is one
ol the recommendations made in the
biennial report of Superintendent N. H,
Looney. This change is advised be
cause the present name is to. many a
stigma of disgrace when applied to
youths whose characters are not
formed. "It Is not the Intention of
the state to brand these boys when
what they want is encouragement,"
says Superintendent Looney."
Incorporate at $1,000,000.
Eugene The Willamette- Valley
Electric railway company, which hwt
week secured a franchise from the
county court to build a system of
trolley liues along Lane county roads,
has filed articles of incorporation with
the county clerk. The incorporators
are: Congiessman J. F. Wilson, of
Prescott, Ariz., and M. F. Taft and W.
J. Wilsey, also of Prescott. The capi
tal stock is $1,000,000, divided into
' ares of $1 1.
Sulphite Mill Closed.
Oregon City Having on hand a
large surplus of the mill's product, the
Crown Paper mills has temporarily
closed dowwa its sulphite mill, throw
ing out of employment 40 men. The
wood mills of both local paper com
panies have suspended operations also,
because of the low stage of the river.
Because of this more than 100 men
have been placed out of . regular work
temporal ily.
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