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1 face of a beautiful glil, but so pale, so'
rigid, that, for au Instant, I thought they
were those of a statue
Mho was crouch
ing III the deep shadow of ths l.luck
For a moment I stood •I ell
bound, rn> ayes fixed upon list»,
wns tli* first to break the spell. ] Itiaiug
from her crouching poaltlon. she timidly
advanced towanla me, and laid a small
white hsnd upon my arm.
thrilled me like an electric shock.
"You will not hurt inc, will lou'f" she
anld In a soft, plending voice. Hli* was
a sll'ilit, delicately formed child, about
my own age. my own lo-igbt, clothed in
a dark gray dress. Iler features were so
delicately mouldi-*! that
rather those of a wax doll than of a
huinnri being, ei*-«*pt In their expression, A Resume of the Less Important but
whl<-h was full of soul. Her eyee were
Not Less Interesting Events
Wonderful; I have never *<H*n *>«a like
of the Past Week.
them they were so sad. so abstrncted.
Ill their far off gaze; ami. aw she l ied
them upon mine, they thrilled my very
The'lieef'trust case is la-fore the HU-
"Hurt you?” I echoed.
I knew not preme court.
what to any; my brain was too confused.
"Can you tell me the road to the
Russian revolutionists predict an
city?" she naked. In the ntnir low Voice. early outbreak.
I answer»«! that I had no Idea that I
Several severe engagements have «X •
had lost my way, and knew not where I
ctirred near Mukden.
"What part do you want 7" »lie asked,
Russia's Third Pacific squadron will
with a look of deep Intereet.
I m * reaiiy to sail February 14.
"I want to get to Little Bethlehem
The movements of tin* Bacami Pacific
Chapel: then I can find my rond," 1 an
Russian squadron are still undecided«
At those words she drew back a few
The Nebraska supreme court lias de
atepa, ami aometblug ot nostra*! crept
clared the sugar bounty law unconsti
Into her face.
"How strange that
she said. In a dreamy
A million dollars in gold has lieen
can show you your way.
I would take
engaged in Ban Francisco for shipment
you, but I dare not," she added, with a
' Hut first l*s*k out In the to Japan.
street, and are If any one la alsiut.”
The North sea inquiry commiMion
I went to tbe opening of the gateway, has adjourned until February.
and looked out. Not a aonl waa In sight.
it reconvenes Russia promises to have
I lieck**nr*l to her ami alia glided to my
some sensational testimony to offer.
aide aii«l pointe«! out the way I was to
One man was killisl and half a dozen
"I think thia la my way." she said. persons seriously injured in a rear-end
Indicating an entirely opiwialte direction; collision in which three trains crashed
then added. In an anxious tone. "But together on an elevatisi roigi in New
you will n«4 tell any one that you have
seen me ?"
1 aa*iir«**t her I would not. She t««ok
Fire damaged the cotton mill of the
my hntid, and we stood In the allent Edward» Manufacturing company at
afreet, with the full trnsmlight shining Auguata, Me., to the amount of $75,-
down upon us. I could not talk, 1 fell 000.
Firemen had to fight not only
like «»no deprived of the power of speech
the fiainee but a teiii|M*ratun* of 32 de
gree« I m -I ow zero.
"I wonder If we shall ever meet again Y
It Is not likely," she went on. with a
The czar has deckled to wntl 200,000
sigh. ‘That Is your way. Good by."
more tro*i|>a to Manchuria.
Hhe lightly pressed my liaml, and with
The Ja|>aneH< f«>un*i 4M.000 prisoners
one more glance from those sad eyee she
in Port Arthu.r <>f whom one-third are
NEWS OF THE WEEK
godnd by a Spell
ItrfoiH i-omm«neliig Ih« imrrntlfui of
rveula wliich legali In my fourtsenth
yenr, I must ginn«« back at ths antller
yanra of my chlldhoud, ami al Iboaa who
lutili* m-«-*l II.
My earlleat ra«*olle«*tlima ara of Tali*
»rosele ll«mae. previene tu tlioee, all la
■lini sud ahadowy.
waa su «mtabllalimant kepi by thè liev
Oba*llah Portar, for thè reception of
conte li a I f dosali boye.
The revereuil pedagogia waa a man
whoee aatyr liba fa* • graatly bali*«! hla
professione of profetimi plety.
h*'t iimlrrataml, chllil aa I waa, how It
aver carne Into Ine head io •*< tip sa a
tulor. or how parsola or frieoda eoul«l be
lodm-ed lo ronfiti» ili» adorati*»® of rhll
dreo lo ih» care of a m«n «lefirlan! In
thè commoiieat ru'llitictila of learnlrtg
Hla originai «M-rupatloil waa that **f a
ahoamakrr. ami hla bande etili r»talu»d a
rt*arae, gritned look
llie bullet ehaped
bea«l waa eovered wlth a Ihlck mesa
of balr, wblch had a ehaggy, rag****! ap
pewreni-at fr*>o» baiiig cut In irregolar
lafigtha, or rather eoopped
Hla forehead waa v»ry low Ile
ho*l thlrk. ehaggy eyebrowa ami amali,
anakellk» »> •*• In et al il re ha waa al**rt.
thb kaet. Indi nrekioL hla Cima w»te r»
tMrkably long, bla f«*»t eplay ami III
Obadlah Portar wee a wldower, wlth
Mo powrvrfully hev» t««rrl
bis »vanta »ngravrn h«r after Imag« upon
my mimi, that ! cen ararvely recali Ita
I thlnk ah» tiniat Iter»
baso alMiut fiftean or alxt»»n. 1 brlng
a* me fiv» «ir bis . ehm I filai aaw bar.
Nhe dhl n«t bear thè abgliteat reeem-
blance to l><-r father. »be waa tali, thlu
ber balr waa brighi rad. bar eomplaslon
pale, her eyee larga, iter featuree dell
vate, ami eliarply cut.
To Ibis ><ni it«
lady waa han«l«-«l over thè tulll«*n of ber
There arri* fiv» bealdea myaelf
w aa a strange tmtid of aynipathy lie
|we«*o na all imi «ina of us knew any
One knew au
ibine of our parents
ami!, anotlirr an uncle, a third a grand
orni her, or a grandfather, or a guani
la», bui oo father or mother.
It waa a perollarity r nt Mr I’orter'a
not take (sirs
eatabllehinenl that h
Ilia advertisement In
ah** had par«-uta.
thè nawepapera rsn
thna "The Iti-ver
end Obadlah Portar nodertakea thè vira,
»«hicatlnii ati'1 r*hgl«"ia training of or
ph«n Ixiya faun th» »arli»st eg».
• terplfimal rrfrrrn*«» aa to plety and
dlarretlon will be given. N H
Il la tint my lnt»ntlnu tn llngrr upnn
thia prriiHt. nr »nt»r Into any inlniit« <1*
•* riptloiia nf our iiiii%i»re«iliig. m<>n«*t<*n
nua Ilf». Th» y»ara crept nn. ami w»r»
almost wholly paeeeil within th» pr*
rlncts of Tab«-niac|» lion««
It waa a
fin», old faahli>n«Ml <lw»lling It had larg»
gat'laiia bs«-k au«l front th» latt»r be
Ing scr»«*n«*«! from th» r»«a«l by a high
wall I«- ahlre an ritanalv» orchard all«!
Altn(«-th»r, It waa quit» a
But rent» ar* won
d*rfully low In th*«* part«.
ter was very wrlltndn.
Sion» brought him In ■ rrep»ctabl» In
rnnie. hl« rh«p*l waa well attend«-«!. an«l
ha uiimb»r*«l many of th» moat pmaper
one Maw worms of th» town among Ida
congregation, to «me of whom a Mrs
Humphries thia hou«e belong«-«!.
By ami by there were changea. Ono
hoy left, atxl then another; bill others
took their places
Grim lookin* persona
came 1» Ink» them away. but. except In
one case, we knew nothing of their fu
turn destiny nr destination, and they
dropped nut of our live« completely.
seemed as though «• were Interlopers
upon the w«irld, sml ought never to have
Th» exceptional rase I mention waa
that of a twiy named J«ielah Cook, whom
Mr. Porter ha«l transferred from hla
rare to that of a printer In the town, aa
Cook's transference to Bury would a«»
materially Influence my own future life
—-that out of that event would spring an
Ineblent destined to shape Its whole fu
There w hi one large mom at the top
of th» house, III which we ell boye slept,
two lu each of the three beds
waa my bed fellow, and we Were teat
friends aud companions. He was a bold.
Vrnturesome boy, am! on th» last night
of hla sojourn amongst ua lie proponed
the daring plan of some night paying ua
a ae< ret visit and relating all th» "ad
ventures" It» should experience In hie
“I can easily climb over th» garden
wall from the next field," he said; "no
look out, boya;
If you hear a atone
thrown up at your window, It will b»
Six months |iaaso«l away and we
heard nothing nmr« of Cook.
rapidly fading out of our thoughta, when,
one autumnal night we henril a sharp
riai-k at our bedroom window. Th» bold
est of our number gently lift«*«! the sash,
and |ieered out. it waa a bright moon
light night, nnd he saw. standing In the
garden beneath, the well known figure
nf our old companion.
Tbe back of th» houae waa covered
with a fine old pear tree.
It had not
been pruned for several years, ni *1 find
thrown out its wood somewhat w-lldly. A
f»w ivliispered words, nml Cook wss
mounting the tree with hand nml loot,
almost ns easily na though ho had been
anct tiding a ladder.
When he clamber
ed Into the room we all gathered i-ounil
him in a sort of awe atruck manner.
"Now, look hers, boya,” lie said; "what
do you think has brought ins her- to
l ight r
"To see its," we supposed.
"Well, Hint of course; but ilo you
think It would be the thing In in» to
come and make your mouths wntar with
th« story of all Oirae nice things, unless
1 had something to pop Into them?"
"Ilf line brought ua something nice to
»nt," waa the Idea suggested. But when
h« unfohlial th« meniiing of hla symbol
ical apeecli, our liaira poaltlvely «food on
»ltd. lit all the delights experienced by
him In hla new nphere of life, that upon
which I ih moat gloivingly dilated wan tha
Hla master printed.th« bills
In a Condensed Form for Our
HAPPENINGS OF TWO CONTINENTS
I for that establishment, end he ssi fro
■piently employed In <srry Ihetn Io the
Ils thus gnlned admission be
hind the acense, while hie acquslntnucs
with the bill slicker gaine«! hlm su «Mrs-
stonai order for the pit.
was to present us with some of these nr-
"You can lose up which shall go first,
ami whsn old I'orter thinks you'rs snug
In bed, you ran Just drop down that tree,
! take a run and there you are at th» th*
[ star "
Wo know no mors about a th« il'*, r
than we did about the Temple of 1*1«,
egrept that tha Rev Obadiah oer«sl<m«l-
> ly rsferrod to It as the abode of Molen.
; and the hone« of sin — wurde which I tru
: tute»! to quote to our tempter.
"Abode of fiddlesticks!" he cried I irce
ereutly; "how Jolly green you ere lo be
llevo w hat that snuffling old hypm rita
It's the jolllest and loveliest
AI kx I a of Balau?
pisce In the world
It's more like the abode of angels! Vt by.
I he women ars the bee lit If uleet creatures
such n treat after rutiota
you aver saw
and gooseberry eyee down atalr»."
Wo ehlvereii with affright at the terms
applied by this daring renegade to the
llev. Obadiah and hla daughter.
power of the strong mind ove» the w. ik
er Is well known.
We were fatuously
weak mere pup;»ets In the hernia of thia
ex perieiu-od boy of the world.
He prvM|ure«l two coIna from hla |>***'k
et. and before we knew what we were
al«otit, he had Initiate«! us Into another nt
the sine stigmatised by our tutor l*«aa
The fates deckled In my favor. I
trie«! tn get out nt It; but am h was
the Irreslallblo Influence that t'«M»k i-xer
rlse<| over Ils that wo had Im |mwer to
struggle against his will, an«l I felt my
self «-«mipelle*! to acquiesce In Ills pr«»
posai that 1 should hold myself ready
any night that I heard a pel«!*;« thrown
against the window tn arise, dreas my
self, descend Into the garden and make
for the theater.
The cobi perspiration
started fmm every |»«,re at the thought,
but. with a trembling voice. I promis«-«!
for all that.
Rhaking hands with ua all mund. and
reminding mo on«-e more of m) a|»po.nt
nient, with threats of vengeance if I fail
ed. thia wonderful phenomeu«m «* rainbhsl
out of window, an«! In a few acomia we
hear«l him thud U|H>U
Friday evening came
was our hour for be<L
that on ths! particular night Mr Porter
hurried lie away rather earlier Ilian
Crack! There ho was' My heart leap
ed Into my mouth, and I could ecari-ely
repress a cry, •«’ excitedly nervous had I
become. I gently open«-*l the window an*l
There s»i Josiah, looking
up at mo.
"Como on," I heard him whisper.
How I manage«! to dea«-en<1 ths tree
without falling I cannot understand; m.t
hands and limbs shook xi with a palsy,
nnd my hsad swam as with a deuthl)
Whan I rea*-ha<! tha gr«>und
I w is so taint that Joalah had to support
ma for aaveral seconds. * When 1 rrrov
rre.l, he helps«! me over the garden wall
The whole way, Josiah never cenae«l
talking; but I waa too bewihleml to be<-«l
I was only roueeil to alien
tlon when, upon halting liefore an ex
treinelv gloomy, solitary looking build
Ing. my companion cried, "Here we are!"
We plunge«! do-vn a narrow paaaage. Jo
alah presented a small allp of paper to
a Ilian who stood behind a ha!f-«lo**r. and
we entero«! the pit of th« theater.
It was really a llall of Dazzling Light
The play, I have since as<-ert*lne<l, was
Shskspsare's "Romeo an*l Juliet."
ting In that little country theater, wit
nesslng what waa, perhaps, only a third
rats provliK-lal performance, a new world
was open«-«! to me the glorious worhl
of poetry and Imagination.
with a daxe<1 delight at the soft beauty
of the lore seenea; my heart iw.llol w ith
kindred fire at the passionate outbursts;
and I SAiblied at seeing the lovers die In
one another'a arms. It waa no fiction to
me. but a reality, beautiful almost be
yond realisation, yet painful almost be
When the curtain fell, I fell with It
from my Elysian heights. With a shiver
I awoke to the dull realisation of myself.
My first action was to turn to Joalah,
ami grasp his hand in silent gratitude.
I did not wish to see any more; I
wished to get away now. to drentu over
what I had seen. Joalah had to go be
hind the acenes to get the proof of the
next night's bill, and I wnlteil outside
the stage door utilll he returned,
few momenta he came out in a
“Look here, Silas," he said; "I can’t
go back with yon. I must get home di
rectly, or there'll be an awful kl«*k up.
Coins along; I'll put you In the road, so
that you can't miss your way."
I shall never forget the sense of <!ea<>
I nt inn that fell upon me when 1 found
myself alone In the street. Ail the direc
tions Josiah hail given nte vanlahed In
an instant from my memory, and 1 stood
helpless, not knowing which way to turn.
I was In the outskirts of the town. It was
nearly eleven o'clock, and not a soul was
1 walked straight on. fervently
hoping that It might be In the right ijirec
Finally I was lu the middle of a long
street, one aide of which was occupied
by ordinary houses, but that on which
I found myself was distinguished by n
line of vast, gloomy looking buildings,
turreted walls hung with Ivy. and broken
I felt awestruck at the mighty
piles of masonry that towered above me.
I was standing right before an archway
of a grand N'onnau tower. I walked tim
Idly beneath Its black, vaulted roof, to
the Iren gate at Its further end. and peer
ed at the line of crumbling ruins that
rose among the trees and shrubs, white
and ghastly, In the moonlight,
As I stood thus, ! heard a mall«,
Chilled with a sens* of fear. 1 turned
Through a rent In the
wall, many yards above my head, came
a hroatl ray of white light. As 1 turned,
It whs falling upon an object that fasci
nated my gas«.
It was tha head and
In less than half an hour I was In
As I began to climb the
tree ths* be«lr<»om window was csiitlnualy
raise«); my companions were •Ittlog tip
The clock struck twelve.
*«*«p«*l* had escape«! detection
I I was
overwlielmetl with eager questions, I ■!<■
not know what 1 answered
I had I fall-
en back into my dream. 1 do not know
whether I alepf nt all that night; niy
seneee were Steeped In a delicious Ian
guur, iu which the play ami the after in
cident were Inextricably woven together
—In which 1 had change«! my identity;
I was Romeo, ami she whom I had so
myaterloualy met waa Juliet.
I arte«! all the accuse of love that I
had witnessed; but minglisl with them
were new elenieute, shadowy, Intangible;
flitting too «pitckly to Is* graft ped. but in
which Judith Porter’« face was strange
Am! so these phantoms
chased each other through my brain, un
til at the last a fair head, with delicate
waxen features, wan and colorless, Uy
dead In my arms.
<To lie continued.!
WARRING CATS SEEK TRUCE.
Presence nt an Hereditary Enemy
Reconciles the Two Tabbies.
Two Staten la nnd Thomas cats
wi*r>- settling their d fllcul L-s tbe other
■ lay In tlie manner approved among
Thomas cats, while the cause of the
disagreement eat on a neighboring
doorstep washing her fa«-e nnd disin
terestedly watching the frny. In the
next yard a thin! Thomas lurked l>e-
hlntl a tn-c, taking In the contest fnitu
u safe distance.
Finally the smaller of the combatants
w as worsted, nnd with a last desperate
yowl broke away from bls enemy and
darted for the back of the yard. The
victor was not yet satisfied with glory,
however, mill immediately put out
after hla late rival.
A tree In a nelghlmrlng yard wna
evidently the destination of the fleeing
■ at, but no Intent was he on reach ng
It before Ilia pursuer overtook him and
no Intent was the pursuer on overhaul
Ing him that they both fil ed to ob
serve a large white bulldog slumbering
under the tree.
The flrat cat landed full upon hint,
but tnannged to scuttle tip the trunk
liefore the dog recovered from Ills sur
prise. The second cat was going too
fast to stop when he aaw the rampant
terror with bristling l ack and snarling
11*0111 at which he was hurling himself
cleared the dog with a mighty bound,
landing half way up the tree and
acrambllng the rest of the way before
the dog could turn.
Cautiously and gently, with all the
fight gone from him, he ventured out
on the same flnib with Ills late rival.
All cause of enmity was forgotten.
United against the common danger,
they sat there, huddled close together,
craning their necks down nt the leap
ing, barking dog.
Back In the yard they had left the
third Thomas ventured forth from so
elusion, ami nfter n few preliminary
advances ambled serenely off down the
street with the tickle cause of the ills
turbanco nt his side.—New York Sun.
Booksellers In Turkey never sell
the Kornn. The Turkish bible la
deemed too precious to be sold. It la
given away to tile person who desires
ft. but the tradesman first Insists he
receive a nice little present In money.
The pleasantest things In the world
are pleasant thoughts, and the great
est art In life Is to have aa many of
them aa possible.—Emersoli.
DOINGS IN CONGRESS.
Wednesday, Jan. 4.
Upon reconvening tislay after the
holiday recess, the senate plunged ■li
rectly into the consideration of the bi II
for the admission of two states to be
compowd of Arizona and New Mexico
and Oklahoma and Indian territory.
Heyburn introduced a bill for the
regulation of corporation*, which was
refered to the committee on jieliciary.
Senator New lands intnsluced a joint
resolution providing for a commission
to frame and report to congress a
national incoqsiration art for the con
struction and consolidation of railroads
employed in interstate commerce.
In the house Representative Mann
intoduced a bill to abolish the isthmian
canal commission and providing that
the power« now invested in the presi
dent be extended until the end of the
Thursday, Jan. 5.
The joint statehood bill again ■iccu-
pied the major portion of the day in
Senator Bard introduced two bills
intended to clear away olistacles that
threaten to interfere with the construc
tion of the Klamath reserve irrigation
project in Southern Oregon and North
Senator Bailey submitted a projMMted
amendment to the constitution fixing
the term of office of the president at
six years and making him ineligible
The house committee on fortifications
re|H>rte<i th<* fortifications bill, carrying
$6,747,893, which is $770,299 less than
appropriated last session. Representa
tive Adams, of Pennsylvania, intro
duced a bill providing for the establish
ment in the District of Columbia of a
whipping post for w ife-la-aters.
Friday, Jan. 6.
An Ohio river steamer blew up near
Huntingdon, W. V.a, killing 16 people
and injuring 12 others. The steamer
anil 20 barges burned.
Mo*e than 500 delegates were jweaent
at the o|«ening session of the American
Forestry congress in Washington. Sec
retary Wilson welcomed the tielegates
and in his address advocated needed
changes in present laws to protect the
forests and water supply.
There is a movement on foot to Ho
cure legislation during this session of
congress that will aluilish the isthmian
canal commission and place the con
struction under the direct supervision
of a Imard of engineers It is under
stood the president favors this plan.
The present commission is fooling away
too much lime quarreling
Bitter cohl marked the incoming oj
the new year throughout the old world.
A British steamer has just arrived at
New York with a cargo of 1,100 tons of
Several torpedo boats escaped front
Port Arthur ami took refuge at Shang
hai just prior to the surrender of the
Now that Port Arthur has fallen the
bulk of the besieging army will be sent
north, but some of them will go home.
The army liefore Port Arthur is vari
ously stated as being lietween 70,000
and 120,000 men.
Before surrendering Stoessel 8>hk
the damaged warships in Port Arthur
harbor. The Japanese severely criti
The Oklahoma statehood bill will
come Indore the senate immediately
aftsr the holiday recess.
If Senator Mitchell billows the inex
orable rule of «cantorial etiquette, he
will not appear on the floor of the sen
ate again until the courts have taken
final action in the matter of the indict
ment againit him.
ROAD TO SWEEPSTAKE.
Good Prices and Brisk Market Pre
vail in Grant County.
John I>ay — Cattle buying among
Grant county stockmen has lieen quite
active wince the heavy sales last fall.
Ho many engaged in this rather un-
usual form of stock transaction that
the home supply became practically
exhausted some time ago, and they
are reaching out into the surrounding
territory. The bulk of the business
was carried on very quietly, and re-
suited in a good many surprises,
Growers who make a practice of selling
off young stock were approached by
l<s al buyers, and asked whether they
knew of any such for sale in their
neighlsirhissl. The reply was general
ly that they had bought up all to lie
Conditions favor this demand.
Prices have been down to bedrock,
close sales of fat stock had lieen general
throughout the county, and feed and
pasture are unusually plentiful.
cattlemen have made the largest pur
chases of young stock and steers, and
several large lands have lieen taken in
to that section for wintering.
Trowbridge and Johnny Laycock have
just driven 436 head of aterra over to
their pastures in that valley,
were purchased chiefly in the Burnt
river country, at price« * ranging from
$12 to $25 per head.
Mwiford—For several months |>a«t
the Stiuthern Oregon Ilevrlopment com-
|>aiiy has lieen engaged in running sur
veys, iw-curing rights of way, anil doing
other preliminary work toward tha
building of a railnad to the big timber
licit l«M-ate<l alsiut 20 mile« east of
Medford, on the Crater lake road.
The surveys have lieen made irom
the site of the Butte Falls Mining
cornjiany's plant to a point on the dea-
ert some eight miles from Medford, and
rights of way have lieen «ecured ever
m«Mit of the route. The Medford and
Crater Lake Railroad company haa
lieen oragnized by A. A. Davis, B. F.
Adkins, J. M. Keene, R. H. White-
head, B. H. Harris, W. F. Enthrop
and W. I. Vawter. Articles of incor
poration were prepared and filed with
the secretary of state.
stock of the incorporation is placet! at
$500,000, and its object is to construct
and operate a railroad from Medford
east to the timber belt and Crater
Thia company su|M*rwe<l(*H the South
ern Oregon Development company, and
takes over the rights of way, survey«,
etc., of that company.
organization, with eleection of officer«
will soon lie made.
Railway From Medford Along
Crater Lak« Rout«.
IRRIGATION FRON BIG WELLS
Scheme To Be Tried Out by Interest*
ed Parties Near Freewater.
Gold Found Near Mosier.
The Itallee— Parties from Mosier,
who were in The Dalles say considera
ble excitement has lieen caused in
Mosier over the discovery of gold on
the head of Mosier creek.
named Thomas is reported to have come
into Mosier a few days ago with a
handful of gold that he stated he had
dug out of the ground five or six miles
south of the town. Thomas is said to
Ire a responsible person, and his report
of finding a valuable mine is given cre
dence by the people who know him.
Several residents of Mosier have gone
to the vicinity of the reported find, in
tending to locate claims if the alleged
mine proves to be what Thomas repre
sents it to be.
Freewater—A. C. Brannon and J. B.
Twelliger, who reside west of this
place, are sinking wells to irrigate
tracts of hitherto unimproved lands to
the west anil north of Freewater. The
water will be pumpet with gasoline
propelled pumj«, for distribution over
the land. There are at least 1,000
acres tributary to Freewater which are
idle for the lack of water. The Walla
Walla river has lieen appropriated by
persons having riparian rights, and
only by sinking wells can a supply be
The Freewater section seems to have
once lieen the head of a lake, and the
gravel has so accumulated that water
jiercolates aa though through a sieve,
winter irrigation seems to have the de
New Company at Work,
sired effects in soil of sufficient density
Bill at This Session.
Grants Pass—The Michigan Mining to grow crops w ithout summer irriga
Washington, Jan. 7. — Members of A Milling company, which recently tion, but this soil needs water through
congress interested in securing river Ixyught a large tract of mineral ground the hot months.
and harlsir appropriations are becom on Applegate creek, of Murphy district,
near Granta Pass, has g >ne enterpris
Line Into Nehalem.
ing uneasy over the repeated warnings ingly to work under the sujiervision of
■ J Speaker Cannon and other Republi I W. T. Perry, of Portland, in the devel
Astoria—While no information of an
can leaders that the strictest economy opment of the property. The land em official nature can be obtained, there is
must be olmervevl from now until ad braces much good timber, water right an authentic report that the Astoria A
journment. While talk of this sort is and quartz and placer diggings.
The Columbia River Railroad company lias
always in evidence at the beginning of quartz ledges will be given especial at purchased the six miles of logging road
each session, there is more seriousness tention by the Michigan coni]>any, as built by the Benson Logging company
in the tones of the speaker and party the veins give promise of unusual at Clatskanie, and is preparing to ex
leaders than usual, and the fear is worth. Buildings and quarters for the tend it into the Nehalem valley, aa an
spreading that they mean what they workmen will be erected at once, and excellent grade can be found in that
the opening up of the claims will pro section. The road, which is of stand
Bo far as waterway appropriations ceed with the best possible dispatch.
aril guage, was built and equipped for
are concerned, the fear is not alone
conducting logging operations.
base«! on the attitude of the party lead
cently all the logging trains were taken
ers, but the further anil very signifi
off, and the line is now- used exclusive
Inland Empire Sunday school insti ly by the railway in hauling freight to
cant fact that the rivers and harbors
committee, though it has lieen in ses tute, Pendleton, January 30.
Clatskanie and vicinity.
Animal shows, Polk County Goat,
sion more than a month, has accorti-
pUshed absolutely nothing, One of its Poultry and Sheep association, Dallas,
Power for Trolley Roads.
members declares that, notw ithstand January 19-20; poultry show, New
Eugene—Chief Engineer Diers, of
ing almost daily meetings have lieen
the Willamette Valley Electric Rail
held, not a single line of the bill has Albany, January, 18-21.
State Horticultural society, Portland, way company, is now preftaring to put
lieen framed, not a single item agreed
a force of men at work at Martin's
upon. He declares that in past ses January 10-11.
Rapids, on the McKenzie river, where
sions, when bills were reported and
the waters are to be taken out by
passed, the committee did more actual test. McMinnville, April 14.
National American Woman Suffrage means of a flume and conducted to the
work in two days than it has done this
site selected for the power station some
association, Portland, June 22-28.
winter in more than four weeks.
The engineer esti
This dawdling ] olicy, this postpone
mates that 5,000-horsepower will be
ment of action, is what causes the real tion, Portlaand, June 1-October 15.
developed, which, he thinks, will be
alarm, and no member can understand
sufficient for operating the entire sys
w hat it means, unless it is that the de
Only One Foot of Snow.
tem of electric roads as planned at the
lay is inspired by the speaker for the
Canyon City—Although winter has present time.
sole puropse of staving off action until fairly set in here, the snowfall is very
it is too late to put through a river and light. The ground is hardly covered
To Enlarge Brick Plant.
harbor bill. If it is found that this in the lower valley, while the depth in
—After a year or more of
policy of delay is continued, there is the mountains scarcely exceeds one
apt to lie a general revolt of members foot. This is not considered a promis planning and experimenting, Messrs.
from districts which are sorely in need ing feature of the season, for though Martin A Mack, who own the brick-L
of money to continue the improvement* heavy falls of snow ntay come later, yard on Wallace butte, near this city,
have finally completed arrangements
of their waterways.
they do not have the same opportunity
to enlarge their plant to a great ex
to freeze and harden, and melt too rap tent. They intend to put up a large
idly in the spring. But as the surface building, a new mud mill to lie secur
Asks Fee of «200,000.
Newark, N. J., Jan. 7.—A fee of of the ground is but slightly frozen, the ed. and several other pieces of machin
$200,000 for James Smith, Jr., for act moisture will mostly sink into the ery, which will make their plant com
ing ns receiver for the United States ground.
plete. The new plant will lie a great
Shipbuilding company was asked of
addition to Lane county.
Bores for Artesian Water.
Judge I-anning in the United States
Baker City—W. L. Vinson, manager
District court here today. Counsel for
tin* Sheldon reorganization committee of the Emma mine, a few miles east of
—The Oregonian Produce
oppoeed the application, and said that this, city, has la-gun to Imre an artesian
the sum demanded was exhorbitant. well to obtain water for t^e mine. coni]>any, of lai Grande, has lieen
awarded first honors by a committee of
He said all the money Mr. Smith han The work is being watched with a great
over 50 conimiMtion men and dealers in
dled in the receivership was not more deal of interest by a number of people
Ban Francisco, for the beet packed
than $1,125,000. The credit for the who own land in the vicinity of the
fruit, competing with Colorado, Cali
resurrection of the company, he sa d, mine. If Mr. Vinson succeeds in pro
fornia, Washington ami Idaho. A. A.
is due to the reorganization committee.. curing water it will demonstrate the
manager of the company in thii
fact that perhaps other land can be
brought under cultivation by boring city, lias just returned from San Fran
New Rusiian War Loan.
Berlin, Jan. 7.—The prtwpcctna of wells fot irrigation
the new Ruaman loan of $81,000,000
Year’s Work Shows Progress.
Reserve Land Restored.
w ill be issued tomorrow. Subscription
Cottage Grove—The year that ha
lints will lx* opened in Germany, Rus
Oregon City—By the recent order of just passed finds the Bohemia minin
sia and Holland January 12. The price the Interior department there is rein district in advance of the years tha
of the issue in Germany w ill lie 95. stated for public entry substantially have gone by. There has been n
The bankers’ syndicate han paid into the same acreage in the Cascade forest boom, but lots of good hard work th«
the Russian treasury 90*^, These reserve that was withdrawn aliout one showed when the books were clotted •
terms are considered hen* very favora year ago, pending an investigation by the end of the year
ble for Russia, inasmuch ns the holders the department. Much of this land, and quality of the <>*ea a:«, itisfyit
can demand redemption at par after having lieen restored to aettlement, to the owners.
will lie open to settlers within three
months through the Oregon City land
Another New Russian Loan.
St. Petersburg. Jan. 7.—Official
Wheat — Portland —-
Read to Sweepatak«.
nouncement of the issue of a new loan
85c; bluestem, 88390c;
is published here for the first time.
Cottage Grove—John Brund and Tacoma—Bluestem,
The amount of the loan will la- $115,- Alex Lundberg have built 60(1 feet of
Eggs—Oregon ranch, 28
750,00 bearing interest at 4*^ per road from the Sweei>stake group to a
cont from January 1. The first call of point near the Vesuvius mine.
Hope—< IsoMr, 20«
onnus will not be made earlier than completed the road will be two miles
1917. The whole loan will lie extin long and will lie of great advantage to
guished in 1985.
the Sweepstake locality.
fon, 10317c; mohai
Arbitration treaties lietween the
United States and seven foreign coun-
tries were made public b» lav by order
of the senate. The countries making
the conventions are: Great Britain,
Portugal, France, Switzerland, Ger
many, Italy and Spain.
The nomination of W. B. Crum, a
negro, to I m - collector of customs for the
port of Charleston, S.C., wan confirmed
by hte senate.
The house paaeed the forti ficai iena
The flagship of the Baltic »<|Uadron bill.
Both houses adjourned until Mor.-
in rvportol to have struck a rock and
The czar's decision to continue the
NOTHING FOR RIVERS.
war cauacB great indignation and brings
a revolution near.
Small Chance of Congress Passing a
The interstate commerce committee
of the wnate is working on a hill to
regulate freight rates.
As a result of a collission on the
latke Shore mad near Ang«dsa, N. Y-,
eight passengers were injured.
The continued internal strife in
Santo Ikmiingo may necessitate the
I'niteil States to step in and put a atop
Secretary Hay recommends that the
naturalization 1 aws I m * ainemied so as
to restrict many courts from granting
Although orders have not been is
sued, it is p«Miitive that the Russian
Balti«* squadron will return to Euro-
In an address liefore the American
F«»rvstry congress the president declared
we must make ami enforce laws that
will protect the great forests of the
Russia scouts all talk of making
Tbe czar gave General Stoessel a free
han«l at Port Arthur to do as he
Mure chargee of land frauda impli-
cate Idaho citizens, including Senator
Heyburn, also Senator Clark, of Mon
ALL ARE BUYING CATTLE.