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VOL. XVI. HOOD RIVER, OREGON, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1904. No 19
HOOD RIVER GLACIER
Jsued every Thunsdajr by
ARTHUR D. MOB, Publisher.
lernii of lutwcriptiou fl.ou a yju wutiu pid
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF HAILS.
The coitomce li ouen dallr between I a. m
and 7 p. m.; Buiulay rum It to 1 o'cluck. Malls
fur the tut close at Vl:iut. m. ana 9 p. m; for
the Weil at 7:10 a. m. andl:4op.m.
Tlie carrier! on K. K. U. rumen No 1 and No.
2 leave tne poitolflce at 8:80 daily. Hail leavei
For Mt. Hood, dally at U.uo m.; arrives,
For Chenoweth. Wash:, at 7:80 a. m. Tue
davi.Ti ursdayiand baturdayi; arrival lam
For Underwood, Wain., at 7:90 a. m. Tuet
daya, Thursdays and Saturdays; arrive! tame
aays ate p. m.
For White Balmun, Wash., daily at l:it p, l
arrival at 11 a. m.
For Hood River dally at a. m. ; arrival at
For Husum, Trout Lake and Oular, Wash,
daily at 7 ;i a. m. ; arrival at U in.
For Ulenwood, Oilmer and Fulda, Wash.
daily at 7 :80 a. m. : arrive! at 6 D. m.
ForFinarJat and Bnuwden, Wash., at 11:80
a. m. Tuesdays and Baturdayi; arrival lame
aays, iu:au a. m.
For Bin en, Wash., dally at 4:45 p. m.; ar
rival at 8:46 a. m.
UAK UKOVB COUNCIL No. 142, ORDER OF
PKN DO. Meats tha Second and Fourth
Fridays of the month. Visitor! cordially oral
sumed. F. U. Hkosiui, Counsellor.
Mm Nellie clahk, Secretary.
0KDKU OF WASHINGTON. Hood River
Union No. 142. meets In Odd Fellows' hall
Mound and fourth baturdayi In each month,
i:ju o ciock. a. u kood, rreuaent.
C. V. Dakim, Secretary.
HOOD KIVEK CAM1', No. 7,702, M. W. A.,
meet! In K. of F. liall every Wedueiday
to. M. KUISELL, V. c.
TJUOD K1VKK t'AMF.No. 770, W. O. W., meets
ou tint and third luemay of each month
in tiau ruiiuw usii. a. c. btaikn, v. t
F. tt. Blaos, t-lerk.
T7AUlOMA I.OkIiE, No. 8o, K. of r., meets
" in fc. 0i f. hall avery Tuesday night.
H. M. Dukes, C. C.
C. E. Hemmam, K.oi K.4 8.
HOOD KlVtK CllAFiKK, No. 26, O. E. 8.,
meets secuud anu lourtn . ues.ay even
lugs of aacu month. Visitors cordially wel
comed. THEKExI Cartneh, tt. M.
siiu. Mary B. Daviimok, secretary.
HOOD KIVEK C1W1.E, No. 821, Women 01
Wooucrait, mean at K. of F. liall on the
tint and thi.u triuaysui each month.
Iiklkn .Virion, Uuaruian Neighbor.
Nellie Hollowkll, Her...
CANbV l Obi, No. IB, Q. A. K., maeti at A.
O. U. W. tiall, second and fourth Saturdays
Oi aacii nioiith at t o'clock p. in. All ti. A. H.
members luviied to u.eel wuh ui.
a. n. bailey, commander.
1 . J. cuttMhu, Adjutant.
CANBV . K. C, No. in, meet! second and
lourth baiui uays ui aacn mouth In A. O. U .
. Hall al 2 p. ui.
iiK. alika bUnKMA ker, 1'resldenl.
Jiko. i . J. cukmhu, oecreiary.
EDhN tM'A.Nil .i.tNT, No. 48, I. O. O. F.,
Keuiilu meetlun second and fourth Mon-
ai oi eat-L mouin. A.
J. OATCHELL, C. F.
bKKi ammcAN, Hcriue.
1DLEW ll.li HiDUE. No. 1U7, 1. O. 0. F., meets
A In r raierual liall. every Thurioay night.
. a. kkei, a. u.
UEHi hNTKicAM, Secretary.
HOOD KIN r.K CliAKl'tH, No. 7, H. A. M..
meets third Friuay night ol each month.
o. K. CASTMEa, H. F.
D. .McDonald, Beoreiary.
COUk'i' HOOD KIVEK No. 42, Foresters ol
America, meeti aecond and lourth Mon
days In eacu mouth In k. ol F. Hall.
H. T. Dan itt, C. K.
F. C. liuoiius, Financial secretary.
LAUREL HK1IEKAH DECREE LOHGeTno.
7, 1. O. o. r., nieels nrst and third Friday
tueachmonth. 1 ranch Moail, N. U.
Ihkhkke Cahtnir, Secretary.
HobD K1EK LODGE No. 105, A. F. and A.
M.. me. u batuiday evening on or before
each full moon. D. JicLkjnald, W. M.
K. B. Havaoe, becretary.
OLETA AHSEMBLY No. k'M, United Artisans,
meets Mr land Ihlrd Wednesdays, worn;
second and tourlh Wednesdays, social; Arli
sans Lall. it. McDonald, M. A.
b. M. Mccarty, becretary.
RI EKS1DK LODGE No. 68, A. O. U. W.,meeti
til si and thlid baiurdayi of each month.
E. K. bKAKLEY, linaucier. W . B. bHUTE, W. M.
J. O. Uayneh, Recorder.
RI VEKBIDE LODUi'., NO. 40, Degree of Hon
or, A. O U. W, meet! lirnt ttuii third Satur
days at 8 p. m. Mrs. sahah Bradley, C. of H,
Mils Cora l oitlk. Ki comer.
Mrs. Lucketia i eathkr, Financier
JR. W, T. KOWLKY
PHYSICIAN, SURGEON, OCULIST
Office and Pharmacy, Hood River
Heights. Plume, Mam 9(il.
J7 H. HAR1W1G
Will Practice in All Courts.
Office with Geo. D. ulburtion i Co Colleo
tlonr, Abstract!, bettleuient of Eitatei.
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Office over Bank Bldg. Hood River, Oregon
PHYSICIAN AND NUKUKON
BecceiHOr to Dr. M. F. 8hw.
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Day or Michl.
Telephone!: Kesldenca, Ml; Office, SIS.
Office over heed's Grocery.
F. WATT, M. 0.
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephone! : Offioe, 281 ; reildenoa, 2SJ.
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tltlei and agent. WUsfaction guaranteed or
Abstract! Furnished. Money Loaned.
Hood River, Oregon,
p C. BROSiUS, M. D.
' PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
'Pbone Central, or 121.
Office Honrs: 10 to 11 A. M. j 1 to 3
and 6 to 7 P. M.
jOGER 8. SANBORS
ATTOmi IT UW
Newsy Items Gathered from All
Parts of the World.
Or INTEREST TO OUR READERS
General Review of Important Happen-
penlgs Presented In a Brief and
A generalaBsau.lt as begun upon Port
of Servia, baa been
Russia expects the ebips at Port Ar
thur to sally forth Boon.
The Japanese are pieseing on to
Mukden and a battle is imminent.
Russia charges Britain with break
ing faith in concluding the treaty with
General Corbin holds that army orB
cers tbjutd not n a ry n 1 they have
more than their pay and are free from
Panama sides in with Minister Bar
rett and will demand all questions re
garding the canal be settled by diplo
That the new direct primary law of
Oregon is so inconsistent as to be nuga
tory in its provisions relating to city
elections prior U 1906 is the opinion of
Salem officials who have given the law
consideration. Salem, Portland, As
toria, Baker City, Pendleton. Eugene
and The Dalles aie the towns that come
under the provisions of the new law,
but it seems piobabe that the law can
not be followed out as it now stands.
The czar has decided to form a second
Many of Pott Arthur's guns are said
to be worn out from lncewant firing.
Flour on the steamers Arabia and
Calchas, which was confiscated, will be
Russian reconnoisance near Mukden
are causing heavy lighting with many
Russia baa informed America that
loodstuffg are exempt from the contra
Belgrde is filled with visitors to wit-
en the coronation of King Peter, but
little enthusiasm is displayed.
Rsusians attempted to take a fort at
Port Arthur which they bad recently
lost, but were repulted with heavy cas
ualties. The Sovereign Grand lodge of Odd
fellows is in session at San Francisco.
A warm contest is promised for sov
ereign grand master.
The steamer Northland, bound from
Portland to San Pedro, Cal., with a
cargo of lumber, went ashore on the
rocks near Monterey. The vessel will
The work of dismantling the Lena is
in charge of an American gunner.
The Russian troops are changing
their clothing for the winter campaign.
The fear is expressed by Russia that
China is secretly negotiating with
The old Iroquois theater has been re
built and the building inspectoi has
approved its license.
Russia insists that horses and other
beasts of burden remain in the category
of absolute contraband.
United Htates war ships are practict
ing shooting at night. The Ktisso-Jap-aneee
war has led to this.
The Canadian' government offers a
repaid of f 5,000 for the capture of the
Canadian Pacific train robbers.
The monitor Wyoming has been
ordered to remain on Puget sound to
nforce neutrality should tha Korea
put into that port.
Major General Sumner, commanding
the Southern division, recommends the
abandonment of several military posts
in Texas and Colorado which were re
garded of the utmost importance in the
old days of Indian warfare.
The transport Lena has gone to Mare
Island and will be dismantled at once.
Field Marshal Oyama is repotted to
be concetratig bis men for a advance on
Japanese are rushing reinforcements
to Port Arthur and have captured an
The Union Pacific is carrying many
colonitss to the Northwest and particu
General Moore will relieve General
MacArihnr of the command of the de
partment of California but not of the
A sweeping postal fraud order has
been issued against the agents of the
Preferred Mercantile company, which
has a representative in Portland.
A final sortie of the Russian squadron
at Port Arthur may be expected at any
time. Tbe commander of the fleet has
itrict instructions that if the fortress
falls not on of the Russian ships must
fall into the Japanese hands.
Creffleld, the holy roller, has admit
ted hia guilt and has been sent to the
penitentiary for two years.
One of the Canadian Pacific train
robbers ia believed to have been cap
tured near Bellingham, Wash.
The Breakers hotel, at Long Beach,
Wash., has been totally destroyed by
fire. Very little of tbe contents were
saved owing to tha raplJitv with which
ke flames spread. Tha loss la placed
SECOND DAY OP CONVCNSION.
Irrlgationlsts Elect Officers and
Decide on Next Meeting.
Ontario, Or., Sept. 21. The second
day of the irrigation convention opened
at the opera bouse yesterday morning
with a large attendance of delegates
The night trains brought in a large
contingent from the West, also a large
visiting delegation fiom Boise and in
termediate towns in Idaho. President
Tbe first speaker of tbe day was Hon
Thomas G. Hailey, of Pendleton, mem'
ber of the atate commission to draft a
state irrigation law to be submitted to
thejegislature this winter. Mr. Hail
ey explained that the commission bad
secured the services of a government ir
rigation attorney, who was an expert
in the matter of hiigation law, and he
had prepared the draft of a bill which
would be taken up by the state com
mission soon. He explained that the
United Slates government would have
to be a party to all government aided
irrigation schemes in this state, hence j
the necessity of having a bill passed
which would meet the requirements of
the government officials.
The chief address of the morning
was delivered by Judge J. II. Ricbatds,
of Boise, Idaho, on "The Home and Ir
rigation." Mr. Richards said that the
noblest type of manhood and woman
hood came from the home beautiful
Following this line of thought, Mi.
Richards contended that tbe pursuit of
agriculture and horticulture as a means
of gaining a livlihood under proper
conditions would produce the best class
of citizens, both for the state and na
Dr. Withycombe, of the state agricul
tural college, delivered an interesting
address on tbe educated farmer
Speaking of the government irrigation
project for Malheur county, Mr. Withy
combe said that it had come to his
knowledge that some of the prominent
citizens of this valley were sacrificing
their personal interests in order to
further the government irrigation
plans. Following out this suggestion,
the doctor spoke at some length on co
operation as a factor in irrigation.
At the afternoon session the commit
tee on organization reported the follow
ing othcers for the ensuing year:
President, E. M.Brannick, Portland;
first vice president, S. A. Lowell, Pen
dleton; second vice president, F. W.
Metcalf, Arcadia; secretary. A. King
Wilson, Portland; treasurer, A. H.
Hon. J. N. Williamson was the chief
peaker of the afternoon. Mr. Wil
liamson bad to deal with a delicate
subject, and the opera house was
crowded to its capacity when he deliv
ered his address on "Disposition to Be
Made of the Range Lands of the Arid
aud Semi-Arid Region." Mr. Wil-
lamson spoke with delibeiation and
poHitivenenB. After dealing with the
matter in all its phases, he said that in
is opinion individual ownership was
the beat means of solving the problem,
provided the present limit of owner
ship was removed, taking into consid
eration location, condition and value of
land outside of the irrigated area, each
individual to take what is necessary to
support a family. It is a question of
climatic conditions, altitude and water
support; an arbitrary rule will not ap
Ira Smith read an address prepared
by Senator Mitchell, who was unable to
be present. Addresses were delivered
uring the afternoon by Attorney Gen
eral Crawford, President Brannick, A.
King Wilson, E, H. Percy, government
law clerk, and D. W. Rosa, engineer in
charge of the government reclamation
service in Idaho.
Mr. Ross said that the irrigation pro
jects now under consideration in Idaho
nd Oregon if carried out to completion
would support a population of 300,000
The convention voted to meet next
year in Portland.
His Books In a Muddle.
Washington, Sept. 22 .The war de
partment has asked assistance of the
depaitment of justice in trying to se
cure the arrest of Captain Ira Keithley,
fhilippine constabulary, who has dis
appeared from the Philippine exhibit
in St. Louis, leaving a reported short
age of 4,0UO in the funds which had
been entrusted to him with which to
purchase supplies for the constabulary.
Keithley bad a good recoid up to this
time, having enlisted in the regular
army as a private in May, 1898, in To
More Ships for Baltic rieet.
Berlin, Sept. 22. The correspondent
of the Lokal Azeier has telegraphed
from Reval to hia paper an interview
with Vice Admiral Rojestvensky, in
command of the Russian Baltic fleet,
in whict the admiral declares that he
expects three additional ships before
long, and with that augmented squad
ron, he wil' leave for tha Far East.
The correspondent dimly intimates that
the arrival of thia squadron need not
be expected before spi ing.
Killing Trost at Grand Torks.
Grand Forks, D., 8ept. 22. The
first killing froet of the season visited
this locality last night. Tbe tempera
ture was at the freezing point and ice
was formed on all exposed water. Cut
corn was killed and large quantity of
flax. There is still some green wheat,
but this will be good for nothing but
THIRD SESSION OP ASSOCIATION
About 200 Delegates in Attendance
Malheur County Has an Ex
ceptionally Tine Trult Exhibit.
Ontario, Or., Sept. 20. The third
annual irrigation convention met here
yesterday afternoon, President Devers,
of Portland, presiding. Rev. David
Sepp pronounced the invocation, after
which Mayor Lackey extended , a most
cordial and hearty welcome to tbe del
egates. President Devers responded tc
The convention took a . mess after
President Devers' address until 8 P. M.
The evening session was' held in the
Congregatonal church, which was
crowded to its capacity, most all of the
delegates having arrived on the delayed
trains since the afternoon meeting.
After singing "America" Governor
Chamberlain was introduced as the
first speaker of the evening. The gov
ernor congratulated the people of Mal
heur county on the magnificent fruit
exhibit. He said he had vinlted St.
Louis and viewed the horticultural ex
hibts fiom all the states, Oregon in
cluded, and ha could state, speaking
from personal knowledge on the subject,
that the exhibit made by ths people of
Malheur for this convention was finer
in every respect than that of any state
or territory at St. Louis. The governor
I tid he had wired President Myer, of
the state commission, to come over and
secure and send this exhibit to St.
Louis at once.
The governor then spoke at some
length in regard to the irrigation pro
jects inaugurated under the Caiey act.
Contracts have been signed and lands
segregated to the extent of 120,600
acres and applications are pending for
267,950 acres more, enough to piovide
homes for 30,000 people.
H. B. Gates, of Hillsboro, member
of the state iriigation commission,
spoke of the proposed Irrigation laws
the commissicn is preparing and con
gratulated the people of Malheur on be
ing the first in Oregon to secure govern
ment aid for irrigation. 1
Judge Lowell, of Pendleton, said he
wanted to live to see the day when the
line of demarkation between East and
West Oregon would be wiped awav bv
the heartbeat of a united people, and
in closing be gave the convention tbe
sentiment: "Oregon for Oregon."
E. M. Brannik, of Portland, spoke in
tbe interest of the Lewis and Clark fair
and urged the people to work for and
aid the fair in every way possible.
The evening was enlivened by several
songs by Rev. Dr. Sepp.
President Devers, at the request of
the local committee, appointed F. W.
Sheffield, Dr. Withycombe and Pro
feasor F. W. Young to act as judges of
the horticultural and agricultural ex
hibits. The exhibits of fruits mads bv
the fruit growers of Malheur county
has proved to be the most attractive
as well as the most astonishing leature
of the convention. Nothing to equal
it, says Governor Chamberlain, Presi
dent Devers, Judge Lowell and others,
has ever been seen in Oiegon. All
visitors from other portions of the state
join in this opinion. There are about
200 deli gates in attendance.
Forest Tires Spreading.
Anaconda, Mont., Sept. 21 The for
est fires west of the city have pro
gressed so far that there is now danger
that the buildings at Mountain View
park may be destroyed. Tbe advance
of the flames is being watched closely
by a force of men employed by tbe rail
road company. Should the danger be
great, a general alarm will be sounded
and a bucket brigade organized. There
is plenty of water at the park if it can
be properly directed. Along Warm
Springs canyon fully a dozen -prospectors'
cabins have been burned.
Sailors Cannot Return Home.
Washington. Sept. 21. Admiral
Goodrich, commanding the Pacific sta
tion, has telegraphed the navy depait
ment that be has forwarded by mail a
full report of the agreement he entered
into with Captain Berlinsky, of tbe
Russian vessel Lena, for the parole of
the officers and crew of that ship. This
provides for their freedom of the citv
of San Francisco, but they may not go
beyond the boundaries of the city dur
ing tha present war.
Train Is Ditched.
Junction City, Kan, Sept. 21. The
Pullman section of the eastbound At
lanta express on the Union Pacific was
wrecked six miles east of here shortly
after 1 o'clock this afternoon by the
rails spreading. The train was travel
ing about 40 miles an hour. Three
Pullman cars left tbe track and the one
t the rear roiled over a 15-foot em
bankment, turning over three times.
There were 32 persons in this car. Six
of them were seriously injured, and the
rest received slight but painful injuries.
Reserves Japan Is Calling Out.
London, Sept. 21. The Morning
Poet asserts that tbe report that Japan
is calling out reserves refers to the men
not yet summoned to the depots, and
whose period of service in the reserves
has not expired Tbe paper explains
that a Japanese soldier is not exempt
from service until be passes, hia 41st
MERCY IS rORGOTTEN.
frightful Scenes Enacted About Port
Chefoo. Sept. 21. According to
Lieutenant Prince Radzivll, of the
Russian army, who reached here lust
night from Port Arthur, bearing dis
patches from General Stoessel, the
commander-in-chief of tbe Russian
stronghold, to General Kuropatkln,
the temper of the belligerents at Port
Arthur has reached an absolutely mer
ciless stage. Prince Radzivll served
with the British lu tha Boer War, and
he saya that until he became awaxa of
the atate of affairs at Port Arthur he
had no idea that war could be ao hor
rible. It waa set forth In these dispatches
soma weeks ago mat serious suspic
ions were entertained by both bellig
erents that the other was misusing
the Red Cross. Tha suspicions have
been Increased by tha commission of
various acta by tha soldiers of both
armies until now even flags of truce
or surrender are not nespected by
Prince Radzivll declarea that the
men of both armies are absolutely
venemoua in their antagonism. Lieut
enant-Oeneral StoesBel has addressed
his garrison, saying that the present
mood or the Japanese Indicates clear
ly the necessity of resisting them to
the last drop of Russian blood, be
cause if the Japanese soldiers entered
the fortress it undoubtedly would be
Impossible for their officers to con
trol them and prevent a massacre.
For this reason Lleutenant-Ueneral
btoessel la making no objection to civ
ilians leaving Port Arthur.
When the 300 women who are en
gaged In Port Arthur In hospital work
were advised to leave, ther reDlled
they would rather face the possibility
of massacre than desert their posts.
In consequence of the fact that
flagB of truce are Ignored, numbers of
the Japanese dead which have been
lying on the slopes of the hills of tha
northeast defenses for weeks past are
still unburled, and tha stench in Port
Arthur from decomposing bodlea when
the wind is in the right direction Is
The Russian soldiers, who are In
some cases posted within 600 paces
from heaps of decaying dead, have
couBtantly to wear their handker
chiefs soaked in camphor, as other
wise they would be unable to remain
at their posts.
AIRSHIPS ARD TEW.
No Successful Plight Has Yet Been
Made at St. Louis.
St. Louis, Sept. 21. As the closed
season for airship flights In the grand
prize matches at the World's Fair ap
proaches the question of extending
the time and otherwise modifying the
rules governing the contest ia being
considered by tha aeronautic commit
The time limit set by the rules, be
fore which the contestants for the
grand prize were to have began their
trial flights, is September 30. As this
1h only 11 dajB away and none of the
contestants as yet has .made a suc
cessful flight and no definite dates
have been set for future trial flights.
the question of extending the time for
the contests rather than have them go
by default is receiving the serious con
sideration of the exposition authori
ties. At present there are only three
aeronauts In the city who have enter
ed the match for the grand prize.
They are: T. C. Benbow, of Montana;
Captain Baldwin, of San Francisco.
and Francis Conteur, a French aeron
aut, who arrived in St. Louis Satur
day. Of the three, Bonbow is the only
one who haa made a trial flight. At
the time he essayed officially his air
ship was not free of the ground, being
held captive by a rope from the
ground, and he, of course, did not
Captain Baldwin is the only one of
the three who Is known positively to
have qualified for an entry in the con
test for the grand prize.'
Trophies of Japanese Victory.
Toklo, Sept. 21. Marqula Oyama.
Commander-in-Chief of the Japanese
forces In the field, repprts that the
armies under Generals Kuroki and
Nodzu made no prisoners in the fight
ing before Llao Yang. General Kuro
ki captured 40 horBeB, 800 rifles, 300
rounds of artillery and 600.000 rounds
of rifle ammunition, telegraph appar
atus and various miscellaneous Im
plements. General Nodzu captured
490 rifles, 1000 rounds of artillery and
87,800 rounds of rifle ammunition,
three heliographs, telephones, tools.
and large quantities of foodstuffs and
timber. General Oku captured enough
timber to construct railroad depots.
Navy's Strength Dissipated.
St. Petersburg, Sept 21. The No-
voe Vremya, commenting on the Lena
case, criticises the authorities for dis
sipating the energies of the volunteer
fleet and scattering the vessels aim
lessly over the face of the globe, and
says: "The volunteer fleet would be
effective were it concentrated nearer
Japan, where it would have a chance
of picking up contraband and taking
It to Russian ports." The paper also
calls attention to the alleged presence
of many Japanese spies In Denmark
and Sweden, who are said to keep
their government advised of every
move of tbe Russian ships.
Cut Off Opened to Traffic.
Salt Lake, Sept. 21. Without cere
monies of any kind the great Ogden
Lucen cut-off of the Harriman system,
running across the north end of Great
Salt Lake, was today opened for pas
senger traffic. It has been In use for
some time for part of the overland
freight traffic, but today It was made
an actual part of the overland system
and henceforth all trains will be run
over the tracks of the cut-off, which
stretches for miles In an absolutely
straight line over piling and fillings
through the water of Salt Lake.
Asuncion Is Cut Off.
Buenos Ayres, Sept 21. According
to dispatches received here, the rev
olutionists of Paraguay are concen
trating their land Corcea at towns par
allel with the railway and have cut
off supplies and communication with
i OREGON NEWS OF INTEREST j
WEALTH TOR POLK.
Growers and Packers of Hops Get
Independence. In some of tha
smaller hop yards, picking ia done,
but in the larger yards, harvest will
not be over until some time during
this week. A few pickers, homeward
bound, have passed through town, but
the bulk of them are yet to start from
tha hop fields.
Growers hi this district have uni
formly paid 60 centa a box and there
will have been paid out to pickers In
tne neighborhood of 1100,000. Includ
ing ma .money ror otner necessary
nem wood, sulphur, burlap, haHntr,
etc., tha amount paid out will exceed
this sum. One yard, the Horat Dro's,
will pay out $30,000 for picking alone,
Tbe McLaughlin yard will pay out a
like sum for picking, and a number of
growers will nay from 12500 to ISOOO
No sales are being made. Ralph
Williams, of Dallas, baa made some
small purchases at 27 centa.
The growers in this district are left
In better circumstances than they
have been for many years. During
the period of low prices, many were
reduced to the verge of Insolvency
and It took the profits of last year and
the year before to pay off the hard
times Indebtedness. This year they
started in independent and the prof
its for this yeara crop represents
money that the grower may use aa he
No Permit for Sheep.
Enterprise. Hubbard Flerchlnger,
sheepman of Asotin county, who
was arraigned In the Justice court on
the charge of running sheep into this
state without a permit from the atocE
inspector of this county, waa fined
$60. Deputy District Atorney S. Z.
Henderson prosecuted the case, and
Hon. J. A. Burleigh, ex-representatlve
for Union and Wallowa counties, 'was
for the defense. The sheepmen of
Asotin county have been running their
sheep Into this county for several
years, and there are reported to be
all other sheepmen from that section
who have their sheep in the northern
part of the county at the present
time, and who will in all probability
have to answer to the Bame charge
as Flerchlnger. The case tried will
be appealed to the circuit court.
Tire In Cascade Reserve.
Albany. Parties returning from the
Breltenbush Hot Springs report de
structive forest fires burning In the
mountains along the North Santlara
river. One of thuse fires is In the
magnificent timber of the Cascade
forest reserve and la doing consider
able damage. It started about 16
miles northeast of Detroit, and Is
burning in a northern direction.
This fire Is In the heart of the Cas
cade forest reserve, and quite a dis
tance from the course of travel or
camping places of pleasure-seekers.
It Is presumed to have been started
by the Indians In an effort to destroy
the feed on the reserve and thus keep
out the Bheep, great herds of which
are annually driven over the Indian
hunting grounds In the reserye.
Salem fai Use Bar Gravel.
Salem. Judge Galloway haa ren
dered a decision in the Mlnto gravel
bar case In which he perpetually en
joined the defendants from Interfer
ing with the employes of the City of
Salem while they are taking gravel
from the northeast corner of Mlnto
Island, for use on the streets of Sal
em. The decision Is of great Import
ance to the City of Salem as the Mln-
toa alleged that the city had only a
revokable .license which had been re
Trail Creek Road Rebuilt.
La Grande The Trail Creek-Im-naha
road, which runs through some
parts of Wallowa county to the Imna
ha mining district, was almost totally
destroyed by one of the cloud-bursta
which were frequent in Eastern Ore
gon early In July, In which some peo
ple In that section nearly lost their
lives. It has been under repair since
that time, and is now almost complet
ed. It has cost Wallowa county
$717.60 for labor and supplies.
To Purchase 20-Mamp Mill.
Medford. Dr. J. F. Reddy, of Spok-
alie, who recently bonded the Opp
quartz mine, located near Jackson
ville, has left for San Francisco to
purchase a 20-stamp mill and other
machinery. J. W. Opp left Thursday
morning to Join Dr. Reddy. A large
force of men haa begun work clear
ing ground for the erection of the
buildings. Work will be pushed and
It is expected everything will be In
running order within 60 days.
Suit on Hop Contract.
Salem. T. A. Llveslay A Co., have
brought suit In the Circuit Court to
enjoin John Johnson, of Woodburn,
from disposing of a certain crop of
hops of 20,000 pounds, for which plain
tilt has a contract. This contract
wan made over a year ago, and covered
the crop mentioned for five years at
14 cents a pound. A suit arose out of
that contract last year, and resulted
in favor of the plaintiff, but Is still
pending In the courts.
Tine Weather for Harvesting.
Enterprise. Old settlers of this
county say that this section of the
country la eiperlenclng the longest
1ry spell in its history, there having
been no rainfall for over a month.
Luckily, the crops were all well ma
tured before the dry weather began,
consequently It has also been one of
the best years for harvesting ever
Milton Apples are plentiful and of
all varieties. The outlook for prices UI
not Battering. Shippers expect to
commence shipping aa soon as the
prune aettson la over.
BEET HARVEST IS ON.
Heavy Yield of Tine Quality
fields at La Grande.
La Grande. The digging of the new
crop of beets for the sugar factory lo
cated near this city, has commenced,
and will be pushed. The season haa'
been a very favorable one tor. beet
growere, and the yield will be touch
greater than In any previous year. A
number of fields, It la estimated, will
produce over li tons to the acre, and
some aa high aa 16 tone per acre, all
of excellent quality, ,
Extensive improvementa' are beta
made In the factory, and much new
machinery ia being added. A large
tank for atoring syrup la being built.
aa the present one la Inadequate to
hold the syrup left over - from tha
season 'a run. ,
Plowing has begun on tha 1200 acre
farm lately purchased by tha sugar
company, near Union, a large portion
of which will be planted In sugar beets
for the next year'a crop.
Athena Growers Sell Wheat.
Athena. Little wheat la stored at
this place to be held by owners. The
most ia sold outright to wholesale
buyers. Fully 76 per cent of the seas
on's crop haa been disposed of. Only
a small per cent has been moved, but
tne W. & C. R. company Is running-
trains out nearly every day now and
the O. R. ft N. company hauls out
many cars daily. Farmers do not da-
sire to hold their grain at the present
high prices. The heaviest purchasers
are the Preston-Parton Milling Com
pany, the Pacific States Warehouse
Company and the Pacific Coast Ele
ator Company, all of whom have re
ceived Immense amounta. Hauling
will be completed this week, as now
but few load a straggled in. comlna-
from Isolated farms.
Railroad to Be Extended.
Cottage Grove. G. B. Henaen. of
New York, bumlnesa manager of tha
Oregon & Southeastern Railroad Com
pany, nas been here several days,
looking" over the affalra of the two
companies. He announced that con
struction will commence on tha ex-
tension of the railroad Boon, The
road Is now 16 miles long, and a force
will be kept at work Until the line la
completed to the reserve line, a dis
tance of four miles. A part of the
road la to be completed this winter.
Relative to the Oregon Becurlttea
Company, he said It would probably
be 60 days before the large mill plant
wotiia oe put in operation. They have
220 feet of cross-cut in hard rock to
run yet before they strike the Cham.
pion lead. The water la very low. and
they are only to run one shift a day.
Prune Season About Over.
Milton. The prune season will
soon be over at thla place. The Mil
ton Fruitgrowers' union will finish
packing and shipping thla week, and
the Walla Walla Produce Company
will finish In about a week. The MiT
ton Fruitgrowers' Union anr! the
Shields' Fruit Company have shipped
20 caTs and the Walla Walla Produce
Company haa shipped the same
amount, but expects to ship more ba-
rore tne season closes. The price to
the growers has been 76 cents per
hundred, and all seem well pleased
over their returns. The payroll has
been quite large, as the ahlDners have
employed men, women and children
nearly all the Bummer. They Day 3
cents per. crate for packing, and some
worners pack as high as 80 crates In
Surveying Power Sites.
Eugene. W. J. Wllsey, manager tha
Willamette Valley ' Electric railroad
company, announces that atirveyora
are now In the field iurvylnr altea
for power plants. Four altea have
been selected, any ona of which
would prove satisfactory. Aa soon aa
the surveys on tha sites are- complet
ed a big corps of surveyor will be
put on the various routes of the pro
posed system, In order to have every
thing In readiness for construction
work early In the spring.
One Half of Crop Disposed Of.
Pendleton. Only about one-half of
Umatilla county's 6,000,000 bushel
wheat crop haa been disposed of to
date. Of late tbe market haa been
well up, but growers are loth to sell.
Only one-fourth of the crop disposed
of has been shipped out. Dealers are
anxiously awaiting the time when all
that has been purchased can be
moved. Hauling eontlnuep ai rapidly
as the dusty roada permit, and, a large
part of the crop la In the warehouses.
Baker County Talr Dates.
Baker City. The directors Of the
Baker County Fair and Speed Associ
ation have placed the date for hold
ing the fair from October '11 to 16.
There will be $2000 hung up in purs
es, besides the $1600 state money to
be distributed In premiums on agri
cultural exhibits. A contract haa been
let for building the pavilion and
Sells 4,000 Ewes,
Baker City. Lee Bros., prominent
sheep men of this place, hava sold
4000 head of choice yearling ewea to
a Wyoming buyer at $2.?5 per head.
The sheep are at present on tha
range near Cornucopia, but will be
delivered in this city for shipment
Wheat Market. ;
Portland Walla Walla,' ' 78c;
bluestem, 83c: valley, 86c.
Tacoma Bloestem, 82c;club, 80e.
Colfax Club, 71c; bluestem, 78c.
Pendleton Club, ,70c; bluestenn
73c. . . . . ..
La Grande Club, 65c; bluestem, 70c,
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