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NLY A FARMER’S
CHAPTER XI (Coiitluued.)
The UKirulux after Mr. Hastings' Halt.
■ letter cam« t<> Mr. Clayton, aunounelug
that one of h*» •«•HHTu «»« supposed to
have roblied I1I111 to n von «liter» bl« ex-
tent Th«* man hluwlf bail no l«lea that
lie waa aiiapeetnl. Fraui-I« Clayton waa
he vowed vengeance
again«! the delinquent he would convict
him li** moii I i I get him transported hia
wife aud children should I m , reduced to
shame sml bi-gxary!
"I find I »lisll have to g«i back to Eng
land,” lie told hia wife. "I »hall leave
you here, ami return for you In a week
ur t«*n daya.”
•Oh, do take uie with you, F ram la,
»aid the little hypocrite, pretending to
•Tshaw! I tell you It la not conven
"But what am I to do If you
canuot go to all these balls sud
we are engaged to, alone.”
”Ni»n«<-n«v. Madame de St. Geran will
chaperon you If you atm want a chap
eros," added the agn-ealde husband, with
a sneer. "Nile know« every friend ami
acquaintance we have In I’arls.”
Madame de Kt. Geran was an old friend
and tlime of Francis Clayton s, and she
had tor some reason tolerated what she
. alle<l "her English Iwar " Francis Clay
ton. assuming the privilege« of an old
frleud, paid lu*r a moat unfasbionably
early visit, and «he n-<-elvr<l him in »
deml toilet of elegant Simplicity in her
own boudoir, and was most graciously
pleased to acced«* to his request.
••Tell nia-laiiie, your wife," she asld. In
parting, “that at nine o'clock till« e) eulng
1 «hall have th« honor to call for her to
take her to the o|H-ra ami afterward to
the ball given by th«* Du«*he«a de H«-au-
Ami Francis Clayton Iwnt over her
hand and ki««<-*l it In a manner that
might have editb**l sml aetonlabod ma*
dame, hl« wife Then he returned to the
hotel, delivered the m«««age to Fee, hade
her g,»»l by, and kl««lng her coldly, jump
ed Into hl« braughani, which wn« in at
tendance to convey him to the station,
Madame de Nt. Geran called for Mrs.
Clayton at the appointed time, and they
spent two hour« very pleasantly at the
opera, during which aevrrel gentlemen
of their acquaintance droppetl in to »«•«
them, «ml paid tbelr i-ourt to either lady,
as taste or diploma* y suggested, tim e
or twice the Frenchwoman liMiked curi
ously at her lovely companion, who f**r
on*-« was as bright am! sparkling as In
the olden days.
“Ilow ia It possible," alia thought, "for
a man to be Imliffcreut to a «-reature ao
They ha-l ««en enough of the opera, and
their carriage being called, they drove
off to the ball. In the first room Mr«.
Clayton met with Mr. Hastings.
took hia arm. and they joined the duncers.
"My hnaband la away,“ »he whispered,
“and I «hull <lance to night to my heart's
content. It he were here he would Hot
The dance was over, and they were
wandering together through the niagni- (
fi* ent coneervatoriea that led front the
Kmlili-uly Mr lln«tlnga fWt
his companion's baud tremble violently
on his arm. ami he lookeil down quickly
Into her fa*-«*.
It waa crimson with
blushes. Th«* Worda, “Are you III?" were
<>u Ills Ups, but at that moment he caught ,
sight of Col. d'Agullar advancing, and
was discreetly silent.
A quick glame.
an undecldeil bow, paased iM-twix-n them,;
and they both moved on.
Clayton return«*«l to tin*l .Madame de Nt, !
Geran, Col. d Aguilar formed one of the
knot of men who atowl talking with her. |
They wero ohllge«l to sp«*ak then; ami |
against her Ix'tter judgment, against her
own resolve, she went back to th«* ball i j
room on lila arm. They wen* perfectly
discreet, their conversation was «Imply
sm-h that th*- merest acqiiaintan<-rs might
have held; the danger was In the faaci-
nation the piescm-e of each ha*l for the
other. She did not dance with him any
niore than she did with Mr. Hastings; but
when she wgnt home »In* reproached her
self bitterly for the time she had spent in
his society, while she never gave a »in
gle thought to Errol llnatlng«.
It «■»« thr**** weeks before .Mr. Clayton
returned to Paris for his wife, ami dur
ing that tliiu* she met Col. d'Agullar al
most every day.
l ee wanted to do her duty wanted
with all her might. If Francis Clayton
liad Ix-en a little kind and forbearing to
her, she would never have suffered a
thought even to I m * false to him. Hut he
was cruel, tyrannical and auspicious and
an*l well! she almost hated him. Now
and then ahc would make a great effort,
• ml atrive to lx* good and patient and
keep from quarreling with him, but he
was so bearish and ill tempered that her
design nlways failed. She was making
fresh resolves ns she »at looking pensive
ly Into the fire, on this particular morn
ing. but all of a sudden her thoughts were
moat unexpectedly put to flight by the
abrupt entrance of her husband.
"Francis!” aha exclaimed, rising and
Yi'H. I suppose you did not expect
me. What a wr«*tch«‘d Brel I gm almost
■ ?ai'n, nnd the room la aa cold as death.
King the bell and order me some lunch."
A terrible fear seized on Fee. If ho
jealous about Mr. Haat-
ugs, what would he say when he knew
" during his abnence she had been
I,"",“1""'15' ln ,he •<»«'i*ty of Col. d'Agul-
"he had never fully realized her
.",ur."'unce untl1 ,hl< moment.
"he told him, he was
ed h U t0.*,e verjr ’iolent; if she conceal
. an*l he became aware of It, the
onsoquenee, ni|ght b„ |err|t,|e. .*h |w
Oaterrnffied’1 “ °ff
iih » i it...w.
.«» .. ,i C '-...«w
pose " l‘"t <lp*tlOn of
return, I I sup
li«.«1'nl1^’ 7' r*n<’la, I have acarcely com-
»mnt«“,Oce W,,1‘ X»“- What a pour
you must have of yourself to I«»
so suspicious! Mr. Hastings Is going to
England on business, sml Col. d'Agullar
Is going with him."
"D'Aguilar!" cried Fram-la Clayton,
starting, "has hs been here?"
"And you have met bliuT
"And spoken to him?"
"Ami danced with him?"
"I plead guilty to that also," answered
Fee, trylug to speak gayly. Hin- wua a<-
custouied to violent outbursts from her
husband, but the passionate violence bo
gave way to on thio « m - csb I uu surpassed
anything she had ever witnessed.
lie said such terrible things to her,
that. I rem bling, frighten«*«!, as she was,
her Indignation was greater. Klia walked
straight up lo him.
"How dare you use aiii-h words to me!”
she cried, "Ilow dare you utter your
I«««« inlndeil suspicions before til«*!
would not lower 1113 self so much In my
own ryes as to attempt to Juatify my
You ar* a poor, miserable
tyrant, with whom It Is impossible for
s woinsn to live and retain her si*lf re
spect. I will not stop under the same
roof with you another hour. From this
moment I tears you," and she swept to
ward the door. Hut he was there In-fora
her, and atoml with Ilia back against it,
to prevent her egress.
"1 forbid you to leave thia house!"
"Henceforward you have no authority
over my actions," hie wife replied, coldly.
"1 leave Faria tonight."
"Then you go without servants or
"Be It so! I cars not how, but go I
He saw that she was resolved. nn<l he
was afraid of her. He tried lo justify
himself to make up the <|Usrrel; she
would not hear a word. Then he spoil«
giaed, humbly, abjectly; and at last she
i*«ina«-nted to re«-elve Ilia alliellde. Their
misery was sealed from that hour. II om
could a man with a mind like Claytons
ever pardon a woman who had bo bu*
111111 a t «-<1 him?
The (Ti»m|>t*>na were |>erha|>a not the
most miite*l family in the world.
I'haiupion was proverbially Indifferent to
hia wife; Sir Howard aad his graud-
children had perpetual alienation«; and.
latterly, Mra. Champion an*l her daugh
ter seemed fir lees atta*hed tu each oth
er than formerly. Flora Champion wna
unhappy and diacontented, Iler alm In
life waa to make a brilliant marriage, and
Keene« l>etwe«-n her and Sir Howard
were of frequent occurn-n* e. Sin* qua.
reled constantly with her brother, ami tin*
last an*l crowning part of her mortifica
tion waa that he ha*l fallen desperately
in love with Winifrrd Fly re. When Mr
Eyre «li«-«l. Kir Howard hail g**ti<* to the
Farm and *>ffere<l to taku Winifred to the
But »he refused not bitterly,
not angrily, but Hrmly. "Thank you,"
»he said, "I am ail re you mean kindly
You ilespise*! ami alighted my dear, «Icar
father when be was alive, ami I will not
accept anything at your I ihu I» now." And
Kir Howard, Inatcad of being dlspleaaed
an*) offended, was rather gratified by nn
Inilepcmleni'e of spirit which he c*>n«i*ler-
r*l line to the blue bl*«xl wbt» ¡liberiteli
from the Champions.
.Meantime Winifred very gratefully ac-
cepteil another offer that was mode to
her. The moment klml l.adv Grace li -ar.I
of her young friend's trouble she came to
her an*l wanted to take her away to En-
don Yale at <*n*-e.
But no persuasion
coulil iiiiluce Winifred to leave the Farm
until after the funeral, and even then ahe
clung to her old friend. Mndiiuic de .Mon-
tolieu. aud could not bear tile thought
of leaving her.
But l.iidy Gr. <•«• was
I m * u I on bating the girl, whom ahe lind
enme to care for very dearly. So »he
finally persuaded Madame de .Moutolieu
to give up her cottage and go with Wini
fred to Endon Vale.
To return to Flora Champion,
retribution which her conduct toward Mr.
Van«* deaerved had overtaken her.
was Lord Lancing now; hia father had
been dead six month», ntul he WHS II»
iuiliffvrent to her aa she hail formerly
been to him. Aud. worse than all, their
positions were reversed, and ahe was ill
love with him, to her own bitterness and
mortification. Khe tried first to win him
back, and w-hen that failed, ah«* atrove,
with all her strength of will, to muster
her unreqilitted attachment. Lord Lnu
ring never alighted her he was far too
generous minded for that; ho paid her th«*
same attention in public that In* had al
ways done. But he never, ns lung 11» he
lived, uttereil another word of love to her.
He was kind mid tender to her, for the
sake of olden times, but a bravo, gener
ous heart like bis could never again love
a woman who had been capable of cold
neas and cruelty.
"I will marry!” Flora vowed to her-
aelf, "and marry well. 1 shall never love
any one but Evelyn, mid lie does not care
for me now. If a num as old as my grand
father aska me to be hia wife, mid he him
rank and wealth, I will tnko him. Surely
I have atill beauty enough to buy love!”
aud Flora Champion looked proudly luto
the long mirror before which ahe MH»
"Mr. Hastings.” He wn in the room be
fore she had time to turn. A quick thrill
uf pleasure danced through her veins,
then she drew herself up into banality
i-oldueaa memory aud prida hud come to
Mr. Ilasllngs wua certainly
neither bashful nor uervoua, but on find
Illg lilinself thus alone with the girl whom
he had loved, he felt 11 very pardonable
awkwardness lie chose to face It brave
ly, though. He went quickly toward her,
uttering her name In 11 low voice. Kli»
drew hack 11 step or two, ami looked at
him with proud coldness.
suddenly, looked nt her, and turned awuy
"I will tell l.ady Grace," Winifred said,
quietly, aud would have left the room,
hut Mr. ilaatliiga confronted her.
“Do not go yet,” he exclaimed, "listen
to me for a moment first. Will you never
forgive me? will you not let tne atone
"1 will never forgive yon," alle cried,
the passionate tears welling into her
«■yes. ami she swept past him and left
Mr. Hasting« stamped with futile nngi-r
on the ground.
"Ilow coulil I I m * stu-h a foil?" he mut
tered between his tasth. "
hope of thia girl, whom I
have for my wife I bun tile
cess In Europe."
His reflections were all cut short by
the entrance of Lady Grace
very glad to see him: naked him why
he ha<l not been over before, ami a thou
sand questions about bls travels. They
find lieen talking some twenty minutes
when th«* door opened, and to bis sur
prise Miss Eyre entered, with an air of
perfect unconcern. Lady Grace, evident
ly not knowing they bail seen each other
that day. Introduced them. They bowed
"Though I think yon have m»t befoie?"
her ladyship remarked. Interrogatively.
".Mr. Hastings called ones nt the Farm
to see my father about something. We
did not meet as equals,” ami »lie gave
him a defiant flash of her proud eyes.
Iler ladyship pressed Mr. Hastings to
dine ami stay the night at Endon Vale,
hilt he pleaded an engagement at home.
She insist««), however, on his taking lull'h
liefon* departing, and to that he consent
ed. During lunch bis hostess discussed
her projects for the coming season.
"I am about to appear in a new role.”
she said, with a kind glance at Winifred;
"that of chaperon. 1 sin going to bring
out my adopted daughter, and I trust
she will not disappoint my expectation»."
".Miss Eyre will. 1 doubt not. more than
realise the foud«*st anticipations, said
"Sir Clayton has tak<*n a house In
Eaton Square for the season,” she con-
tinned*. “we propoM to commence ocru-
pyllig it ill « fortnight. I hope we ahull
see you constantly. Mr. Hastings.
"I shall be very glad,” assented Errol.
“I propose to be in town a good deal,
and hme taken a set of rooms in I'ices-
Sir Clayton's voice made itself hesrJ
at this juncture, almost for the first time.
"Are you going back to the Court this
Errol answered in the affirmative.
"Then Miss Eyre and I will bear you
company part of th«* way. We have or
der«*<l the horses for three o'clock.”
Winifred bit her lip with vexation; and
Mr. Hastings saw it. and would have ex
cused himself bad it In-en possible.
The horses him round, be offered to
“No. thank you," ahe said, coldly; "I
like to I m * put lip by suine one whose skill
I hove tested."
to delight ill s ounding him.
Sin* kept per« intent I jr <»n the other »¡de
of Sir Clayton, ami scarcely epoke. Pres
ently they came to a gate, from which
the two top railings had lw*en broken.
••Come, Winifred," snid Sir Clayton,
"there ia a capital piece of practice for
yon." The groom lisil gone up to un-
fasten it. "Don't open it. Mason!” about
Eyre is going to
««I the baronet,
And Winifred im mediately
horse nt it. and was over in
••|»O«*S she sit well?" Sir Clayton asked,
triumphantly, turning to his companion.
"Harold Erskine taught her to ride."
Errol's reply was less enthusiastic than
it would have lieen if th«* last sentence
hail been unspoken. But. nevertheless,
be admired tin* graceful figure lx*fora
him very ardently ami genuinely. When ■
they parted. Sir Clayton pressed him to
dine there the follow ing week.
P- f. r;
be answered, he looked at
whose gain* was fixed blankly in the die-
"1 will make her love me!" he vowed,
impatiently, and he accepted the lavila-
(To I m * continued.)
The Wandering Shade.
Aa I wandered down the street I no-
tli-ed that the said street was paved
with divert and many bowlders which
doubtless were th«* remains of some
auclent fortlfli-ntioii. They were rough
mill full of genius and ridges mid val
leys, and I marveled greatly how the
people of this otherwise progressiva
modern city stoo«i for It.
Just then n puxslug vehicle eaught
"GndziMika and by dent!” thought I,
"but methinks I will have a ride; for
not since the days when we rode lu
seilnii chillis and upon Joggly war
horses have I ridden save 011 the wings
of 11 thin mist.
So I climbed upon (he wagon and
sinlli*d a ghostly smile uf rare content-
"By castor mid jlng!" quoth I, “but
this Is the real thing!'*
Just then, however, we struck another
of the bowltiered place», mid, alas! my
spectral spine was driven Into tny an
Winifred was no longer unhappy, Hhe cient mid honorable skull so that I was
had not forgotten the old tie that bud
forced to fade away swiftly and reoc
been mapped so rudely, but others bail
______ __ themselves round her. She had
two mothars now her dear old nuiilniue
and kind Lady Grace; each aermed to vie
with the other In tenderuesa aud care for
It waa a bright, treacherous morning
in early April, and she had just come <n
from her round of visits to the conserva
tory and hothouses, laden with choice
flowers. She laid them carefully on the
long table by the window, and proceeded
to make selections. She wn bending
over a cut crystal vase, her hands tilled
with delicate ferns, when the door was
iKrvwn open aud a servant auuouuced i
COUNTY, OREGON, .JULY
PLANNING FOR WAR
TO WATER GREAT AREA.
HIGH RUSSIAN OFFICERS ARE IN SE
Czar Evidently Intends to Hold the Min-
ihurlsn Position and Fighi Japan If
It Is Assured of No Aid War Fssl-
Ing Among the Japanese la Increaa*
Ing and Trouble la Expected.
Kin (.'hau, opposite Niu Obwnag
Man* huria, July It).—All the promi
nent Russian officials in China, .Man
churia and Corea are attending the con
ference at Port Arthur. Among them
are Minister of War Kun-patkin, Admi
ral Alezieff, the Russian ministers at
I'ekin and Secul. the political agentr
in China and Corea, including M. Pok-
otiloff, recently Russian financial rep
reaentative at Pekin, General Dissino.
the military agent in China, the civil
and military officials at Muekden. Har
bin and Kirin, and the administrator
of Niu Chwang.
The proceedings at th«- conference are
enveloped in profound aecrei-y. It is
popularly supposed tliat the Russian
officials are considering war questions.
The commercial foreign officers at Nio
Chuang and Port Aitbur believe that
the fiosaibility of war is increasing
Japan War Fever Higher.
Kin Chau, Manchuria, July 10.—
The war feeling among the Japanese in
China ia intensifying. The Km-eian
civil adminintrators, with the governor
general of Niu Chwang, have com*
memed the erection of a gevernment
building, designed to hold ail the Rus
sian offices, including the telegraph
and telephone department«, in the cen
ter of the foreign settlement, pirtly on
land ceded by the Chinese, according
to the Russian explanation, and partly
on the public square, about which the
foreign consulates are congregated.
The residents of other nationalities are
pre;>aring to protest against this en
croachment on the public square.
A Russian company yesterday com
pleted the purchase of the river tug
business here. This is regarded as an
important step towards Russian control
of the i.a'bcr, as the new company is
apparently acting in behalf of the Rus
sian government, Russia having out
small commercial interests here. The
British company had four boats, and
the Russians have im|>orted two more,
All six vessels are armed and com-
miinded by Russian officers, The crew«
are eomixjsed of soldiers.
POPI- FEELS ME IS WEAKER.
Desires to Work. But Physicians Per-
suade Him to Abandon Idea.
Rome, July 9, 1:30 p. m —As was
indicated in the morning bulletin, the
Pope's condition today ia not so favor
able as it was last night, due to the
fact that the operation of yesterday
has not accomplished what the doc
tors wished. Though inflammation of
the lungs ia decreasing, the patient’s
general condition does not improve,
and there ia a tendency towards a radi
cal change for the worie. The Pontiff
is very weak and even chloroform
seems to have lost it» power to give the
sufferer the relief of tranquil rest. Be
sides, what depresses the Pope is the
difficulty lie is experiencing in breath
ing. At times he appears to be on the
point of strangulation, and tl ei hie
breathing gradually becomes weaker
until hie heart apparently stope.
Another greit preoccupation of the
doctors is the derangement of the pg-
tient'a kidneys, as a result of which
blood poisoning is feared. The outlook
is now that the l'ope'e life may perhaps
be prolonge«! more than could have
lieen expected 36 hours ago, but hopes
of his recovery are still very small.
The interne anxiety legarding the
Pontiff’s condition which
throughout the Unite«! States is shown
by the receipt of a very large numlier
of telegrams from eminent American
prelates and lay Catholics in America,
making anxious inquiries and express
ing the hope that the prayers for his
recovery will be answered.
Husmlnes Alaska Charts.
Washington, D. C., July 10.—Joseph
W. Pope, the Canadian ex|iert in con
nection with the Alaskan boundary ron-
troversy, called at the state department
today and paid his respects to Acting
Secretary I-oomia. Mr. Pope comes
by «iirection of his government to ex
amine the originals of some of the im
portant charts presented by the Ameri
can side in support of its case, and Sec
retary Loomis courteously placed a
room in th«1 State Department at his
service. Mr. Pope entered at once up
on the examination of the charts.
Santo Domingo to Float a Loan.
New York, July 10.—General Juan
Isidoro Jiminez, ex-president of the
Dominican republic, who has just ar
rived here, is reported to tie trying to
float a government loan either here or
abroad. He was appointed fiscal agent
to the United States and Europe by
General W'osly Gill, the new president
of Santo Domingo.
refuses, however, to talk about his
mission. All he would say was that
.«ante Domingo is getting along well
under the new government._
Strikers May Come Back.
For, by my hnlldotn! nothing of ths
Denver, Ju'y 10.-The expected at
days of yore was ever »0 soul destroy tempt to resume work at the Globe
ing as the things 1 »nag upon In this «melter wa» not made thia morning,
modern city. Sun Francisco Bulletin. bitt olliciil announcement waa made to
day tlut work will lie retained tomor
row. The announcement says that all
liaise Pay of Employes.
The Now Zealand government Is rais old employes, except s*ich as may have
ing the wages of Its railway employes taken part in any riotous demonatra-
tion» during the recent strike, will lie
to the extent of $100,000.
allowed to fake their old p'aces. Ev
The average savings bank deposit In erything has lieen quiet at tl e smelters
this country Is more Ilian $400; In all today.
European countries It Is uivut $100.
Butte Ditch is to
pic ted This Year.
HAPPENINGS HERE IN OREGON
Ontario, Or., July 9.—The .Malheur
butte irrigation <1 tch, which was in
process of construction last fail, owing
SAVE MONEY ON I.IUHtNINO.
to certain conditions was not complete«!
as expected, and the work suspende«! New Bld for State Institutions Shows
lor a time. A deal has just been con-
sum mat«» I betwean the Artesian Springs
The state board of capitol building
water and land company, which form
commissioners have opened bids for
erly owned the reservoirs and the ditch, electric lighting for the state instltu
and a number of substantial business tlons located here—the statehouse,
men of Weiner Idaho, by which the prison, asylum and blind school.
latter are to have a controlling interest , Only one bld was presented, that of
in the ditch ami reservoirs.
The con the Salem light and traction company;
sideration ia $45,000, and a perpetual which holds the present contract. The
water right to 3,000 acres ol land under proposals were for either meter or flat
rate payments for all or part of the
About 70 per cent of the work on the institutions, and for four or ten years
so that the terms offered are not easi
ditches has been completed an«l the ly stated, but members of the board
work remaining to be done will begin say that the rates offered are about
in this coming August, and will be rap 30 per cent less than the state has
idly push««! to completion
and the been paying.
opinion is confidently expressed that by
The different plans proposed .will be
next spring it will he in use. The es submitted to the State engineer, C. C.
timated cost of what remains to be done Lewis, who will advise the board
which plan of lighting is most advan
The Malheur butte ditch. when com tageous to the state. The state own»
a 150-horaepower water right at the
plete, will be 23 miles in length, ex penitentiary, which can be used
tending from near Vale to Dead Ox about half the lighting if found ad
Flat and covering all the territory on visable. Under the new contract the
the weat side of the Malheur river from state will save some $4000 a year.
Vale to and including Dead Ox Flat.
This ditch will connect by means of
BIO PLACER ENTERPRISE.
Willow c reek and another ditch above
Vale 15 miles in length with three large Rogue River around to Be Worked b>
reservoirs which will supply water
Means of Dredging.
during the entire season in which water
A gigantic placer mining enterprise
These three reservoirs, te that undertaken by the Bannock
which contain about 1,600 acres of Gold Dredging Company, composed of
water, have irrigation duty of 3>,000 Montana and Chicago capitalists. F01
acres when completed. They are more a consideration of $35,000 this company
than half completed, and sufficient has bonded nearly al! of the placet
water is stored in thia section to cover lands of the Lower Foots Creek
all the land in cultivation under the country,' and extending along Rogue
ditch, and as the reclamation of land river for a distance of several miles
continues the retervoirs will be replet Between 700 and 800 acres of place
ground have been bonded by the Ban
ad until enough water is stored to cover nock company. They are preparing
the entire acreage under the dit«-b. to work the ground by dredging, an«’
These reservoirs are natural sites, and will u« a machine of their own manu
by the expenditure of about $15,000 facture
They have had experts on
have been placed in conditi n for use. the field for several months past, an)*
The water is stored in them in the win a thorough prospect of the ground har
ter and early spring from Upper Wil been made. The gravel of the creek
low creea and a system of springs, thus bed and of the bars along either side
utiliz ng the vast quantity of water carry high values in gold.
WILL BUY MINE.
Clark la Satlsllsd With Soathsra Oragw
Developments at the copper mines
on Joe's creek, known as the Blue
ledge, are continuing under the man
agement of Patsy Clark. It Is reported
upon reliable authority that the pros
pects obtained from the use of the
diamond drill in the mine are showing
up more flatteringly every day. It Is
rrow practically certain that the pro
perty will be taken by Clark under the
provisions of the bond which he has
obtained, and that the deal will be
closed before the termination of the
term for which the bofid was given.
Prominent mining men from all sec
tions of the Northwest are flocking
to that sectffin, looking Into the pros
pects around the mine. The mine
bonded by Clark is not the only ono
In this vicinity which Is making good
mineral showings. The belt of copper-
bearing ore reaches for miles north
and south from the Blue ledge, and the
bonding of the Blue ledge to Clark has
given an impetus to the development
of other copper prospects in this re
gion. That that vicinity will prove
to be one of the great mining centers
of the Northwest is now confidently
In addition to the mining Interest
hat may be developed in that section,
there are also large timber interests
which await access to market by the
way of railroad communication, and
thould the Blue ledge prove to be what
Clark and his associates think and
■onfidently expect It to be. these tim
ber interests will be pushed along with
the mining interests.
Assistant In Treasurer's Office.
State Treasurer Moore has appoint
ed George G. Gans. Jr., to assist in his
office temporarily on account of the
'ncrease of work due to the collection
of the corporation taxes.
was formerly a clerk in the land de-
lartment. The last legislature made
on additional appropriation for cler-
Ical assistance in the treasury depart-
-nent because of work incident to the
collection of the inheritance and corpo-
which has formerly gone to waste ami
ation taxes and a permanent appoint-
converting thousands of acres of BMge-
Tient under this authority will be made
brush into alfalfa fields.
that the secretary of the interior has
disapproved a number of “clear IlBts"
Packing tarlon County Cherries.
DIE IN TRAIN WRECK.
in Oregon lieu land selections, disclos
The Salem fruit cannery is having
es something entirely new in the land » very satisfactory run on cherriea,
Twenty-Three Killed and Nine Injured matters in Oregon. None of the state tnd manager Holcomb says that the
land office attaches have ever before total pack of this fruit will amount to
heard of a clar list being disapproved ibout 8000 cases. Early soft cherries
Washington, July 9.—Twenty four This unusual action on the part of the
were not of first-class quality, owing to
persons were killed and tiiree injured sectetary of the interior is conclusive in overabundance of water in them,
in a head-on collision on the Virginia
but they will keep well. The cherry
Midland division of tiie Southern rail sary. that all Oregon land matters are crop as a whole has been of fair quali
way at Rockfish, Vs., this afternoon.
ty and the quantity as large as was ex
The passenger train which lett Wash The disapproval of these clear lists pected. The cannery employs an aver
occasioned no small surprise, though age of about 150 persons a day.
ington at 11:15 A. M. today for Atlan
the action is entirely in accordance
ta, Ga., dashed into a local freight with the rules of practice in the de
Yamhill WUI Raise Flue Stock.
which was standing on the main line partment of the interior.
The H. C. Evans farm of 635 acres,
of the road at that point, wrecking both
near McMinniville. was sold last week
engines and the baggage and exprese
Rich Ledge Uncovered.
to Captain Foster, of Portland, for
cars of the passenger train.
A new and important strike har $18.000. This has been considered one
gage car and the secund class passenger been made in the Waldo district by of the best grain farms in Yamhill
coach immediately following it were Charles Wimer and William Ross, of county. Captain Foster will seed the
telescoped. The coach was occupied Grant's Pass. A wide ledge, carry farm to clover and grass, and is now
1 ing values in both copper and gold stocking the farm with high-grade
mostly by colored people.
The trainmen, under a doctor’s direc 1 has been uncovered. Samples of orc stock. Many of the large farms ef
tion, cut through the panels of the from the new find are attracting much Yamhill are now being changed into
rttention. The predominating valuer stock and dairy farms.
baggage car and took out 20 of the dead.
are copper, though there is a consid
Probably a score of the injured were erable showing of gold. The main
Gain In Eugene Postal Receipts.
A special train which went values of the find la in its extent. Out
Postmaster J. L. Page, in footing up
from here to the scene of. the wreck re- j croppings show the vein to be of great the business of the Eugene office for
turned to the city about 8 o’clock, width and
many hundred feet In the month of June, finds that the pos
bringing tome of the dead and most of length, It will be developed and ex tal receipts at this office for that month
plored. It lies on the same belt ar have amounted to $1.242.59, or a
Most of the immigrants were Aus does the copper mines of Preston gain of $466.49 over the corresponding
trians, and were be 11 nd for points as far Peak and Iron Mountain, California month last year. As an indication of
the improvement In business the re
distant as California.
Seven Headed Wheat Pays.
port is highly gratifying.
The freight train was in eharge of
Eighty acres of seven-headed wheat
Conductor Brubeck and Engineer Hale, ulanted at Milton by J. M. Freeman
Shut Down for Summer.
and at the time of the accident was on show good prospects of a crop of 65
With few exceptions all of the log
the return run from Lynchburg to to 70 bushels this year. Mr. Freeman ging camps in the Lower Columbia
Rockfish station is obtained the wheat from a Germar river district have closed down for
midway between there two points and two years ago and last year had five a month or six weeks. The logging
the track there is a single one. Engin acres of it. selling the product to the companies agreed to do this so that
eer Hale had orders to get out of the Peacock mill for the same price as the surplus of logs might become ex
way of the fast passenger train, but, for bluestem. The flour made therefrom hausted and the prices maintained.
was nearly equal in quality to the best
some reason, which his not yet been grades of bluestem, and as the yield
Selecting Wool For Exhibition.
explained, he had overstayed hie time, was greatly in excess, the venture ap
Hon. Henry Blackman, representa
and had failed to take a siding ho that pears profitable. This is the second tive of Oregon for the Lewis and Clark
the passenger train cculd pass.
The year of the experiment, and so far the Centennial and the St. Louis exposi
trains came together with a horrible new wheat has only been tried on hill tion. was in Ontario last week secur
crash, and a fearful scene of panic en- land.
ing samples of Malheur and Harney
eu«*d when the occupants of the cars re
county wool to be placed on exhibition
Rain Ruins Cherry Crop.
at the St. Louis fair.
alized what had occurred. The pas- '
The continued rains of last week
senger tiain was made up of an ex-:
practically ruined the cherry crop in
press car, a baggage car, two «lay Clackamas county. The Royal Anne
coaches and two Pullman cars.
variety, of which there was an abund
ant crop, has been rendered unmarket
Wheat— Wall* Walla, 70(374c; ’al
able. The fruit has cracked badly and
Short Line Is Turned Over.
Salt lake City, July 9.-At mid-
Barley—Feed, $20.00 per ton; brew
night tonight that part of the Oregon the rain does not cease soon extenslv«*
damage will result to hay and grain ing, $21.
Short Line railroad evstem south of
throughout the county. With a change
Flour— Beet grades, $3.95 O 4.30;
Salt Lake City, war formally turned to favorable weather. Clackamas coun
over to the San Pedro, I.os Angeles A ty will this year yet harvest one of the graham. $3.45(93.85.
MillatuSe—Bran, $23 per ton; mid-
Salt I-ake City railroid, and becomes , most bountiful crops that was ever
dlinga, $27; shorta, $23; chop, $1$.
part of the system Senator W. A. Clark, raised.
of Montana, and associates are build
Oats—No. 1 white, $1.10
Receipts of Lond Office.
ing to Southern California. Word was
gtay, $1 05 per cental.
received at the headquarters cf the Salt
I dike road today that all the details of G Brown, has compiled his monthly
nominal; cheat, $15(316 per ton.
the transfor of the road and rolling statement of the receipts of his office
during June, showing that a total of
Potatoes—Beat Burpanka, 50® 55c
xtdek had b en completed and notifying
126.271.94 had been received from the
the otlicialj to take charge at midnight. , different sources, such as land sales. per sack; ordinary, 35®45c per cental,
growers' prices; Merced sweets, $3ffi
’ payments on certificates, etc., and 3.50 per cental.
Cowed by Militia.
i turned over to the Treasurer. Of the
Poultry—Chickens, mixed, 10®ile;
Evansville, Ind., July 9.—After the total amount $18.925.01 was received young, 13014c; bens, 12c; turkeys,
as payments on certificates and cash
live, 16017c; dressed, 20022c; ducks,
carnage of last night, Evansville is to I sale of school lands.
$7.0007.50 per doxen; geese, $6.000
night obeying the orders of the mayor
Must Not Set Fires.
and the people are keeping off the
Cheese—Full cream, twins, 15J<0
In accordance with sections 1787.
streets. There are nine dead, one dy
ing, three others fatally hurt and 21 1788. 1789. 1790. 1791 and 1792 of Bel 16c; Young America, 15®15Mc; fact
more or loss injured. Four died today. linger and Cotton's annotated code ory prlcee, 10154c lees.
Butter—Fancy creamery, 2002254«
Eight companies of mili'ia and one and statutes of Oregon. Governor
Chamberlain hns issued his annual per pound; extras, 22e; dairy, 200
battery are in Evansville. The 400
proclamation referring to the protec
soldiers are armed with rities, and the tion of timber and other property 2254c; store, 16c®18.
Eggs—17020c per dosen.
light battery has a Gatling gun.
from fire. The 1a< provides that this
Hope—Choire, 18020c per pound.
proclamation shall be issued by the
Wool—Valley,1254« 17c ¡Eastern Or-
Wright Finally Olves In.
governor on or before the first day
egon, 8014c; mobair, 3503754c.
York, July 9.—Whittaker of July of each year.
Beef—Groes, cows, 35404c, per
Wright, the London financier and pro
More Insane Patients In June.
pound; steers, 5®55<c; dressed, IWe.
moter, who was arrested last March,
The monthly report of the superln-
charged with fraud as a director of the
tedent of the state Insane asylum for
Mutton—Groes, $3.50 par
I-ondon A Globe finance company, and June shows an increase In the number
has since^een in jail pending extra-1—^nt.” from n02 to 1324 during dr m ed, 606 54 c.
ditioH proceedings, today formally thp nlonth. The pPr capita cost of
waived all rights and agreed to be vol-, maintenance was $10.43 per month, dressed, ’)4c.
Hoge Gross, 606 54c
untarily extradited to England by the or 34 cents a day. The general health
[of the patients has been good.