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WEEKLY OREGON STATESMAN. TUESDAY, JANUARY g, 1900.
FROM SA TURD AY'S DAILY
NEARLY A CENTENARIAN
FREDERICK STAIi:it DIKS AT THE
, KEMAKKABLE AUK OP 94 YEARS.
Was for Thirty-four Veara m Kldnil of
j tbe Capital City Funeral
' Sunday. 1 -
' After ; a protracted illness of 'several
years duration, Frederick Staiger'dMjrl
at 1:30 o'clock yesterday afternooffat
the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. J.
, Monroe, at No. 313 -Liberty" street, in
this city, f Death was caused by a coot
plication -f ailments superinduced,
"-old age -. .' . ' '. , 1
i Mr. Staiger was for thirty-four yeais
,a resident of the Capital City, but owj
ing. to his advanced age, being 60 yearjs
-jM upon reaching Salem, he was nevejr
actively engaged in business in this
.community. ,(jn January 6, 1806, tlw:
deceased was born in Hemingen, Wuij
emberg;, Germany. He came to ths
' country with his widowed mother tin
ityS, settling in Pennsylvania. In
he. migrated to Shelby county, Mis
souri, and in 1862 came to Oregot,,
Ijcmanently locating ' in Salem four
years later, where he held a continuous
- residence. His wife died here in 1H70.
The deceased is survived by seven
children, four sons and three daughters,
viz: Jonathan -IF. Staiger, of the Cottage
hotel; Will iarn' Staiger, the (marble
dealer, . ami '-'Frederick- Staiger Jr., of
this city; and August Staiger, of Port
land; Mrs. A. J, Purvirie. of Zena, 'Polk
county; Mrs. A. J., ' Monroe, of this
city; and Miss Emily Staiger, located
at Fort Totten, North Dakota, where
. she as engaged in the Indian service.
'" Funeral services wil ie -held . at the
residence of Mrs. Monroe on Liberty
street at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon.
Rev. J. Bowcrsox, of Dayton. j assisted
by Rev. V. C. Kantner, past of ,-of the
, First . Congregational church - til Salem,
will conduct the services. Burial will
take place in Rural ccmctefyJ
Hon Robert Clow died at his home
in Junction City yesterday at 3:45 p. m.,
.alter an illntss of several .weeks' dura
tion. He was at ore time a member
of lhe Oregon railroad commission and
afsir superintendent of the state teiii-
tentiary in iKSXv'-' He' was, a brother of
Mr&, S. A.Riggs. f Salem': He first
saw ' the light of day in . Befthshire.
SfcoUand, in 1837, and im moated with
his parents to Canada in 1851. his early
life hawng been spent on a farm. He
attended .school . a short time iin Scot-
.land and about three months. in Iowa,
; which was all of the educational ad
vantages, lie hart save thoe wcuretl by
judicious reading ami a general know-;
le'cge obtained hy intercourse with men
of intelligence. He came to Oregon
in. I.S62 and sent the first year, in YVas.
co county, going to Idaho, in 1863.
where) he spent a year in the mines.
In the summer ot 1X04 he "was 'appoint
ed chief herder, and in fact had charge
fi; the reservation at Fort .'Boise 'and
accompanied 'the United States troops
to Camp AVarncr. where he remained
three years as wagon apd Yor.pgc mas
ter, lie settled near Dallas in 1S0S,
where he resided abotit twenty-five
years, following' the 'avocation- of a
.farmer. He was a memlH-r of the
Louse in 1,873 and in 1HS0 was elected
as oirit senator' from licjiton and Polk
counties, v lie, was an honored 'member
of the Masonic fraternity. In the spring
of iSotf lit became the husband of Miss
Caroline Sears; ami to them five daugh
ters-and twx sons were Iwirn.
tics he wa a. lertiocrat. He
buried at Kugenc. .
In i ill
Hl'MMAKIEN OF TAX KOI.IJ.
i ' . . :
Multnomalf County the Only One; Now
Delinquent The I.wv Will
" . Pnbably P.e High. 5, -
The summary of the assessment rolf
of Polk county was received at ihc
capitoljestenlay, and filel in the state
department. -The sumtnarV: shows the
1 "total taxable property as valued at
$4,418,370. a gain of $67,936 oVer the
assessment of 1898.
' .In 'the xiflice of Secretary of State F.
- L. Dunbar," the work of preparing for
the annual tax levy is keeping the force
i( rlfrlrA tiiKiv- All if the' counties!
. have now Reported their summaries to
Ke state ltpartment, excejuing Multr
)iiomahu and as soon os the latter re
orts. the antfttal levy will W made by
' the governor, the secretary of state and
.thei state treasurer, acting as the board!
of levy. 1
'..The total valuation of taxable prop-
,rrty in the state, in the thirty-two:,
counties that nave tltts tar reported, is
$3,013,016 less than the same counties
had in i88, and as the. valuation of
Multnomah county's prrperty. accord
ing tr the assessor's statement publish
ed some time airo. is alxmt $10,000,000
less than, last year the prostecti are l
that the tax levy for 1900. which must
le made to provnle for tiie current ex
penses of the state, wul W a somewhat
higher ccntage than that, of lastj on t,ie-cast .fcorth m crcck on the
year. hat the rate will tW is the and ,h W illamette river on the
soncc of some anxiety in many quar- w t th toa, nnmhcP.of children enu
ters. as the taxpayers desire to have asJnraUMl b him heif , 6j. of these
lo? .c s Poss.ble t t 737 were males and 730. females. W.
What the taxjevy will be will depend H Savage is engaged in covering the
upon wnai r estimate tne state board
1900. . The total taxable property as-j
sessed in th staff of (Irccnn in tSiw'
was valued at fl340 7.104. On this
yaltidtion the state lew in r8o8 was
fixed at 3T'i mills to
a revenue of
ises. In 1808
St IT -nr NO f-r ct-lt nnrnn.
was returncl at $133.51:77 and a state
levy of 57-10 mills was made in order
to effect a revenno tf $r6i.Tjr tn fnr
iNqq. lMr that year the estimate was
unusually large, on account of" the ne
cessity of providing for the accumu
lated indebtedness fjue to the failure of
the legislature to organize in 1S07.
. The following tah!es shows the as
sessments. 6,f the counties of the state.
exclusive of Multnomah, for the years
oyo ami iejy4 ?
6, 2t i, 100
Sherman . . .
Wallowa . . .
A FINAL ACCOUNT.
Approved by, the Probate Court, Yes
terday Report of Appraisers
Slater, administrator de bonis
non of the estate of Elizabeth Coyler
deceased, yesterday filed the final re
port of Rev. J. S. White, deceased, late
executor of the estate,! and the same
was' allowed and approved.
Winifred II. 1 Pembejrtors, executrix
of the estate of Nancy tC. Stephens, de
ceased, filed her third jsemi-annual re
port, showing the estate to be in ex
cellent condition j
J. T. Beckwith, J. Pj Nye and R. O.
Donaldson, -appraisers of the estate, of
James AmWrson, deceased, filed their
report, showing the'
estate to conjstst
of real and personal
lllf. JUKV .LIM Justice
lonn.son nas not yet $elected a
jurors to serve in hi-i department for
the year iooo. The cide provides that
"on the first Monday in January of
eadi year, the justice
t-ach precinct shall call
ot the peace in
to his aid two
freeholders ot tile
prefmct. and ot tier-
Wis.- iatlilied to serve)
in, and they shall protj
make from the jicrsoi
as jurors there-
ced to select and
of the precinct
qualified to serve as jliirors in the, jus
tice' court of such precinct, a jury list
lor svcli j precinct for
year, arid! until another!
list ni'st contain the
less than twenty-five
is selected. The
nlames of not
nor more than
are that ' iiumler
11.1 t'y persons, it there-!
of qualified oersoHs ill the precinct.
." This year the first Monday
in iannary fell on the first day of tlie
year a legal holiday. In this eKMit
the code provides thaf. "if for any rea
son the making f a j precinct jury fist
is omitted fn the fir'sf Mnday in Jan
uary nf. any year, the same may be
dom' oirthc first Mom'day of 'any month
following, to serve until the close of
such ye.-ts, and until mother is made."
Justice Johnson expects tf select h:S
11st ot, jliirors ior tiu ensuing 1 year
Monday February 51. '
A DIVORCE SUlT.-An action for
divorcejwas yesterday filed in the sec
ond department of-j the state ifc"'t
court for Marion county, in which
Walter L. Redman is plaintiff and Emilv
C. Redman, defendant. The plaintiff
alleges liat he was married to the de
fendant I iii Penobscot county, Maine,
.November 26. i8oj that one child.
Alma, a daughter aged 5 vears. is the
result of the union ;j that his wife has
treated him cruelly fo-r years. And has
often threatened to j take his life, and
hasif in j various ways', made life, a bur
den to ,liim.' he. therefore, asks that the
arriagc tie be severed, and that he b
given the custly
f .the minr child.
Park are attorney
for the plaintiff.
TO THE KLONDIKE A party
of Salcmites consisting d Prof. J. ().
Hall. Adam, Omhart. Georeg Baync,
and Wni. Smith, will start for the Alas
kan gold fields again) on Mon'W. These
gentlemen have lratf experieiiTTi in the
northern region .tnjd they .expecj this
til help them, to a large extent, in their
renewed endeavors "to procure the yel
low metal. Thev.will go to Skagway.
via Seattle and thenice overland to Cape
Nome,- where tli-cy expect to discove-
thc coveted metal. Their many friends
wis, thent good fortune in their endeav
SCHOOL CENSUS C. E. r.ruce,
rne of- the enumeratiers of the Sali.n
.. scnooi nsmcii, niaue iiirs report ur me
fclerk if schod district No. '24- vestcr-1
'day. Mr. linice enumerated the child-
iren in the entire district except that po:--
! lh e,llttIl. ;,,i'v-,y, t,t-
Ttt.Trhory no: TCported ly Mr. Bruce
?s .leased the spacious store room at
os- -2Q3oO Commefcial street in the
Exchange Uock. recently vacated by J.
Kfan. into which lw will soon re
move nis stocK ,01 arvgooos. in 111s
.newtiocation. Mr. Holverson will be
! s,tintC1 opposite his former
THE BANK STATEMENT.
New York. Jan. 6, The weekly bank
-Surplus reserve, increase J $ 589,650
j Specie, increase
. . 504,800
i, . 2,300,400
,f Legal tenders, increase.;
'Deposits, increase .....
Circulation." increase .i.,
! ' The banks now hold
excess of legal requirements.
Clatsop. I . ,
Columbia . .
Coos . .,.1.
Crook ... ..
Harney . .. .
Josephine , .
Linn . ,. ..
THE PRECINCT LINES
BOCXDABIES CHANGED BY COCJiTT
Of Nomtxrr of Voting Prrcinrta Those,
in Salem Correspond to the
: Four Wards.
(From Daily, Jan. 6th.)
I The Marion county cdmmissioners'
court relocated the fines of the voting
precincts in the county, yesterday,, the
precincts affected being described in the
j Sidney Beginning at the east bank
of the- Willamette river on the line run
ning between sections 2j and JJ(, t 8 s,
r 4 w., thence east on said line to the;
northeast corner of section 30, t 8 s, r 3;
w., thence south tcr the northeast cor-i
aer of the southeast quarter of section
39, t" 8 s, r-3 w., thenee east to the
nortl&dst corner of the southwest quarr
ter of section 27, t 8 s, r 3 w., thence
south to the northeast corner of the
northvest tpiarter of section 27, t 9 9,
r 3 w.,' thence west to the northwest
quarter of the north west quarter of sec
tion 28 , t 9 s, rij w., thence south to
the Santiam river, thence westerly, fol
lowing the meanenngs of said river, to
the Willamette rjver, thence northerly,
followings. the. mcanderings of the Wil
lamette river to "the, place of beginning,
j- Jefferson Beginning at the north
west corner of tlie northeast quarter of
$ectior. 3, t 9 s, r 3 w., thence east I
mile, south 2 miles, cafet 1 mile, south
l) mile, east 4 mile, south 1 mile, east
t mile, south to Santiam- river to the
line between sections 33 and 33, t 9,' s,
i 3 w., thence north to the northwesi
iorner of the northwest (juarter of sec
lion 28, t 9 s, r 3 w., thnce east-iS
mile, 'thence-north to the place qf he
winning. t "'
-Salem No. 1 Beginning at the month
of North' Mill creek, thence south up
the right bank of Willamette river, to
Marion street, thence easterly along
Marion street to Mill creek, thence
down Mill creek to the place of begin
Salem No. 2 Beginning where Mar-
t'on street in Salem intersects the right
ank of the Willamette river, thence
south up the right bank of- Willamette
river to Court street, thence easterly
along Court street, to Mill creek, thence
down Mill creek to. its intersection wilh
Marion street, thence westerly along'
"Marion street to the place of beginning.
1 Salem No. 3 Beginning where Court
I . . . . .t. :..!. 1 1. r .1.,.
sircci iiiier?.eeis luc iiui u.uir. in nit
Willamette river. thence south up the.
right bank f-sard river to Ferry street;
thence easterly along Ferry street to
21st street, thence north to Mill creek,
thence down Mill creek to its intersec
tion with Court street, thence westerly
along Court street to place of begin
ning. Salem No. 4 Beginning where Fcrxy
street in Salem intersects the right
bank of the, Willamette river, thence
south up the right bank of said river
and slough to the south line of W. H.
Wilson's 1. c, thence easterly along
said south line to the northwest coirn
kii Yew Park; thence south a!ong5 the
west line of Vew Park to Cross street,
thence east afejng south lin'of Cross
street to the ! southeast corper o lot
No. 13. Yew Park annex, thence iorth
to Depot addition, east to iSa'cnv an,
Turner road, i-ast along- said roajrl to
2d Ireet in J. Myers' addition tQ Sa
lt 111. j j
-North Silverton Beginniing where
the Territorial road from! Silvtrton
crosses the Abiqua, thence up the Abi
qua to the line between sections 2! and
28, t 7 s, r 3 e.. thence west to the
northwest corner of section : 38, U 7 s,
r 1 e., thence south to-. where Silver
creek intersctts the cast boundary of
section 3f), t 7 s, r 1 e., thence down
said creek to the line running -north
and south through the center of sec
tion 3. t 7 s. 1 w.. thence north t the
line between -sections 26. ami 35, i 6 s,
r'l w., thence west one mile-, thence
south to Silver creek, thence down
Silver creek to the right bank of; Pud
ding river, thence down Pudding; river
to the right bank of the Abiqua river,
thence up the Abiqua river to fthef place
of beginning I
South Silverton Beginning wherc
Pudding river intersects Silver fereck,
thence up Silver creek to where! it in
tersects the line running north and
"sputh through the center of section 34,
t'6 s. r I w., thence south to tlie line
between townships 6 and 7 s,i t 1 w,
thence east to the intersection hi the
township line and Silver creek. 'Thence
up Silver creek to its. intersecliofi with
the boundary line -of section 29,,- t 7 s.
r 1 e., thence south to the sowtlieast
corner of section 33. t 7 s, r 1 e .tlunce
west to Pudding river, thence down
Pudding river to .place of legfnning.
Voting place," school house, distrjtt No.
10. ': v
Silverton Beginning at the intersec
tion the township line iK't-ween town
ships 6 and 7 s. r 1 w., with Silver
creek, thence up Silver creek to where
the line running north ami sio-ith
through the center of section 2,"ti7 s.
r 1 w., intersects said creek, thienec
north to5 the northeast corner oft the
-northwest one-qiiarjter of .section 35. t
6 s, r 1 w.. west one mile, south 1 mile,
east to the place of beginning
Silver Falls-Beginning at the south
east corner of section 34. 8 s? r t e.,
thence north one mile, west f rtn'le,
north Y2' mile, west J4 mile, nortj.i y2
mile; to southeast quarter ofsectioh! 2t,,
t 8 s ,r j e., thence west I mile to 'the
southwest quarter of 'section 21, t 8 s,
r 1 e.," notth 6 miles to northwest cor
ner of section 28, in t 7 s. r 1 c., eastt
Butte creek, thence up Butte creek 1 to
the line between ranges 3 and 4 east,
thence south to the northeast corner of
section 24, t 8 s. r 3 e., thence west; 6
miles to line between ranges 2 and 1,3
east, thence south 3 miles to the south
east corner of t 8 s, r 2 e., thence west
8 miles to the place of beginning. i
Sublimity Beginning at the south
west corner of section 33. t 8 s. r I w,
thence' east on tow;nship line to south
east corner of section 34, t 8 s, r 1
north r mile, west 44 mile, north '
mile, west mile,1 north y2 'mile, vts
I mile to th&. southwest corner of sec
tion 21, t 8 r, r 1 el, north to northeast
corner section 5, t 8 s. r 1 cf, thence
west to Pudding river, thence up Pud
ding river to line between sections 3 and
4 t 8 s, r i w, thence south to one-quarter
section cxrner between -sections 9
and 10 in said township , and range,
tjience west 1 mile, thence south to the
place of beginning. t
I Prospect Beginning at the intersec
tion -,'; pf. i North Mill creek with . the
tounty road leading from Salem via
the O. S. J. A., thence easterly along
Isaid road to the street on. the east side
iof Frickey's addition to Salem, thence
southerly along said street to northeast
boundary line of A. F. Waller's d. 1. c.
thence south 60 degrees east along said
line to northeast corner oiV'A. F. Wal
ler's tL 1. c., thence south along west
line of state land to Salem and Turner
county road, thence northwesterly along
said road to '23d street in Salem, thence
westerly along the1 west line of said
22d street to the north line of J. Myers'
addition, thence wFest along the north
lin of J. Myers addition to the west
line of 21st street in Capital Park addi
tion to Salem, thence northerly, along
the west line of 21st street' to the middle
of the channel of Mill creek, ther.Ce
down the middle of said creek' to 'the
place of beginning.
. Yew Park Beginning where Com
mercial street in Salem, intersects the
south fine of W. II. Wilson's d. 1. c.,
thence southerly along Comniercial
street in) Salem and thr Buena Vista
road to where the line running east anil
west through the center of section 28,
t 8 s, r 3 w., intersects Said road, thence
east to the center of section 27, t 8 s,
r 3 w.. thence south to the township
line, thence east to the one-quarter sec
tion corner on south line of section 35,
t 8 s, r 3 w., thence north 2xi miles to
center of section 23, t 8 s, r 3 w., east
y2 mile, north y2 mile, east 1 mile, north
1 mile, east to 'Salem and Turner road,
northerly along said road to 22d street
in J. Myers' addition to Salem, thence
northwesterly along the east line of said
road to the southeast corner of Depot
addition jto Salem, thence west along
the soutlf line of Depot addition to the
po'.ithwest corner of ' said addition,
thence south along the east line of Yew
Park annex to the city of Salem, to its
intersection with Cross street, thence
westerly along the south line of Cross
"street to the west boundary of Yew
Park addition to the city of Salent,
thence north along the west line ... of
A'ew Park addition to the city of Salem
to the northwest corner of the Yew
Park addition to the city of Salem,
thence westerly along the south bound
ary of the city of Salem to the place of
Sputa Salem Beginning where Com
mercial 1 street in Salem intersects the
south line of W. H. Wilson's d. 1 c,
'thence soMthe-rly along Commercial
street in Salem and the Salem and
Buena Vista county road to where the
line running east and west through the
center of section 28. t 8 s, r 3 w., inter
sects said "road, thence west to the
southwest corner of the northeast t;uar
tcr of section 29, t 8 s, r 3 w., thence
north y2 mile to the northeast corner
of the northeast quarter of section 20,
t 8 s, r 3 w., thence west ,to the east
bank-, of the Willamette river, thence
down east bank of the Willamette river
up the west bank of the slough west of
Salem to a point where the south line
of W. H. Wilson's d. 1. c 'if extended
westerly, would intersect the west bank
of the slough, thence easterly to the
place of . beginning, thence north on
j ?J str-ft to fnnitid Home nililltim to
J city of Salem, "thence west afong said
addition to 4Jie southwest corner of
Capital Home addition, thence north on
2ist street" to Ferry street, thence west
on Ferry street to place of beginning.
KEU ISTKlil NJ VOTERS.
The Work Began in the County Clerk's
Office Yesterday The First
T" on the List.
;T-h'c registration of voters under the
new registration law began in the cwin
ty! clerk's .office yesterilay, ' K. J- Flem
ing, of Salem precinct being the frrst
oic to place his name upon tire lxoks
oT the clerk. County Clerk W. W. Hall
is now ready to register all the voters,
and he is anxious to have them come
into the office for that purpirse. .
The, requirements for registration are
numerous: a voter residing in the. city
is required to give the street and num-I-ei
f-f residence, and. if not the head
of a' family, .the room and floor of the
house: if residing in the country, the
j section. . township and range must be
givn; antner requirement is tne vot
er's age. and. if of foreign birth, the
country of nativity. the'couH and date
of,'natura!ization. and other details
Tlrose applying for registration with
the clerk yesterday, and whose names
were duly inscribed on the register,
are a-s follows:
KtiglewOod Harvey Walker, t.
Howell C. O. Rice. Lawrence Eiscn
hart. M. A. McCorkle. 3. .
JCifferson D. J. Lightner, 1.
Macleay George Clymer. 1.
.'Mchama G. P. Terrell. J. W. Irvine,
Prospect D. C Sherman. 1. .
Saleni No. 1 Silas E. Howard, 1.
Salem No. 2 R. J. Fkming. Jos.
Baur.'.gartuer. M. W. Hu Frank A.
Turner. Jefferson Myers. (f7YL. Krausse
L..K. Adams, Win. R. Power, Carey F.
Salem No. 3 F. W. Durbin. B. B.
CollKith, John W. Reynblds. B. S. Rad
abaiigh. S. T. Northcutt. 5-
Salem No. 4 C. B. Jrvinc. P. L.
Levar. Georee G. Gans Jr.. A. O. Con
dit. James Vaughn, George D.! Bur
dick. 6. ',
North Salem Enos Presnall. M. M.
High. 2. , -
North Silverton John M. Davis, I.
Turner I. L. Robertson. " 1.
MUSIC AT HOME.
"Do you play any instrument.
yYes, I'm a cornctist."
"And your sister?"
"She's a pianist."
"Does-your mother play?"
. "She's a zhherist."
"And your father?" :
"He's a pessimist."
Qn the, isthmus of Tehuantepec a
most ' remarkable flower har, recently
been discovered. The tree which bears
it changes its appearance? three times
daily, for in the morning the blossoms
are white, at noon they" are red, and at
SOME HOP PARAGRAPHS
A JifitTrOBK REPORT COSCERSISO
THE 8TATI S OF THE MARKET.
Cbolre Grades Are Very Scmrre and Export-
en Are Taking a Moderate "ib
tlty of Prime.
(From Daily, Jan. 6th.)
I .' . ' :
The storage -capacity of the Southern,
Pacific company's warehouse in this
city is exhausted and a few surplus
bales have found shelter in the regular
freight depot. On account of these
conditions the company has discon
tinued receiving hops for' storage. The
warehouse coritains 4500 bales of hops
and represents the property of local
dealers who are very evidently holding
for better fi-iriires. However, several
shipments have been made recently,
probably to fill advance orders. Iast
week' seven carloads were sent east
while yesterday morning another lot of
100. bales was started for the eastern
' 1. . . '
Notwithstanding the inactivity of -the
hop market, locally, the Saleni office of
the Oregon Hop-growers Association,
is a place of considerable business life.
Yesterday approximately 800 bales
were formally transferred hy1 individual
growers and placed in the association's
The -New York" Producers' Price
Current, of the 30th ult.. has the fol
lowing relative to the hop market:
Receipts for week .'
Receipts from Sept- I......
Exports to Europe for week.
Exports from Sept. 1 ;
Imports for week... .' .
Imixjrts from Sept. 1
Alout the same general features tliat
were noted a week ago are still ob
served and the market is ruling quiet,
with values unsettled. The depression
'of late has leen due in large part to the
very interior quality of the bulk of the
stock olfering. Besides the defects,
such as off color, mold aiTd weakness
a great many of the lots, especially
from New York state, were picked very
dirtyj We have seen samples lately
that , contained a -very considerable
amount of leaves, and tt is not surpris
ing that buyers do mrt want these. Tlie
di.fliculty in moving hops of this Sort
has caused pressure to sell and the j ac
ceptance of. prices .which were not cal
culate! on early in the season. Latest
transactions here and' In the interior
seem to indicate a feeling however, that
values are about as low as they are go
ing at jresentA and if the goods avail
able had merit dealers would be inclined
to stock up somewhat. Choice hops
are certainly scarce, and while it would
seem as if-they we're worth as much or
more than is now asked, they are drag
ged down by the abundance and cheap
ness iof the inferior grades. Exporters
stand ready to take a good many iipore
of the tine goods, but in the absencb of
, .! t . . L.
tnese tney are taKing a iiioucrute juuui
ity of the .next grade.
From the Otsego Republican.
Cooperstown, N. Y., the following is
taken: - .
'"The market here. is not very aciivc.
Three dealers report purchases aggre
gating 170 bales at prices ranging ffom
7 to n'ic."
"Lupulin," the hopeditor of the
Mark Lane Express, writes as follows
in the issue of December iSth: ,
"The 'turn of the tide referred, to
last week seems to have fairly setj in.
as there has been during the past few
days a definite movement towards high
er water an the Borough Hop market.
The trade has beenniuch more active,
than is usual at this time of year, con
sequently factors have lecn better jabie
to realize the wishes of their . clients,
with the result that an advance in value
of a few shillings may now be re-tog-nized.
Not only for the better- qualities
is the improvement noticeable, but the1
lower grades ofdecent color are shar
ing in it. In fact, lit may now safely
be accepted that a! general hardening
of the market has begun. How far it
will progress depends (mainly upon the
attitude, of holders. If they are firm
they will certainly be rewarded, but the
favorable movement will certainly be
checked by any pressure to sell, or by
any weakness in accepting offers when
they are inadequate-
"A rough-and-ready grower, whose
identity I recognize under this pseu
donym, as one who is always loyal to
the industry, wrote to me a few days
ago putting the position to be taken
by plantersySnto a nutshell. JIc said:
"It appears to mc useless putting hops
on the market at these prices: it
amounts to nothing. I think the bet
ter plan would be for the whole of the
hop industry in the Borough to shut
up shop and wait tilj after Christmas.
Whet the brewers wanted hops they
could come for theiu. and would then
pay a price that would cover the cost
of production.' The former part of iny
friend's suggestion has already been
partially acted upon. Growers have in
many cases refused the offers' put be
fore them, and in some instances have
withdrawn their hops altogether from
the market. This amounts, to a par
tial shutting of the shop, and I think
the' results we are now experiencing arc
thus far satisfactory, and confirms the
expectation of my friend, that such ac
tion would be followed hy consumes
coming forward. They have already
done so to a limited extent, hut the
upward movement will soon affect them
further, and it appears not unlikely that
next week the factors wilVhave to deal
with a big lot of inquiries. I hope that
my correspondent will " persuade his
friends, who are holding hops to follow
his example, and thus give their help
to improve the tone of themarkct,
"Imnorts. of-hops for the week end
ing December oth have again fallen off
as compared with last year.- The fig
ures are 16.040 cwt. for 1898 and only
5.4QI cwt. .for 1809. The important ad-i-ancp?
Jr values zt Nitrcmberer and oth
er continental centers, caused entirely
by their home demand.! has brought
their nmduce in to such prices, that it
is absolutely impossible tps deal with
them.in four market, except to fill cer
tain special orders. It also becoines
more and more evident 4hat America
will not I be able to send to England
more than half the average quantity, 1
and even at the relatively high prices
at which -Californians are selling here,
they- would not pay importers if they
had to buy them at rates now current,;
on the other side. It is. therefbre, true '
that 'English hopj are the cheapest in
the world at the present ' moment, but .
there is really no reason w hy -they should "
not realize prices at least equal to th.se
A their foreign competitors, and I '
fully believe that if the policy ven
tured to recommend to Jdanters is gen
erally acted upon the reprpich will be .
removed. Such low prices as our in--. ,
dustry has recently been subjected -to
do, in truth, carry with them imiJietl
reproach, for it cannot fie creditable to
producers to be so entirely under the ;
control f consumers as to' be at any ..
time compelled to sell their: goods at
less than cost price. ' Such a course
would be severely condemned if a
tradesman were found guilty of it, and v
when farmers suffer from it-one can . ,
generally trace it home, where the rei
sponsibility remains." ' 1
The following from the last .issue f
the CiCehalis (Washington) Bee-Nug-gett
may be of interest to tlie hop
growers hereabouts; -1 A
"The -Ed Lowrjy lot- wasVsoId' to -Bishopp
Wednesday at 7 cents. A half
cent better has been offered for another '
iot but growers are not anxius tjiKseU '-'.
and most of the best lots are held at
10 to 11 rents. V
"The hop growers of Lewis and
Cowlitz counties to the -number of fliic-
ty. representing over sixty per centWf
the hop acreage of the two counties and
a total of about 2500 lalcs of 'gt) hops. .
met in Che.halis last Saturday and dis
cussed the hop situation, Francis Don
ahoe was elected cliairnian of the (meet
incr and J: C. Biish secretary After a
full discussion of the-; whole situation
a cornmitteeVoTiiprising Francis Don
ahoe. E. G: Lowry. A:M. Patterson.
C. W. Ixmg and J.' C-' Bush was ap
lointel to draw a constitution and bv '
laws on lines similar to those in use by
other associations and -present them for .
di?c'is-ion at a -meeting to' be held in
Chehalis"; Saturday, January ' 6th. which
all of the' hop growers of southwestern
Washington are invited to attend.
"Mr. Winkler was here this, week get
ting some sample's for Tom .'Livcsly.'of '
Salem." : ' !
Regarding the Mohawk branch, of
the Southern Pacific railrb id, , in I-ane,
county, now in course ''of , construction,.' .
the Eugene (iuard says: Ablout"20
men arrivel at Springfield Sunday to
work (n the branch ' railroad grade.
One-half of the. in were negroes. The
Southern -Pacific piledriver arrived at
Springfiehl on 'Mnday night, and has
betn sent to the front, and will Tije at
work in a few days. J). McCarty, of
San Francisco, came' in" on yesterday's
train to commence : work on the
Kenzie bridge at Hayden's. '
"Every Western road is getting frorn
75 to 25 pe,r cent more service out of its
cars this year than last," said a traffic
official to a Spokan e Review - reporter.
"The train hauls are;being steadily in
creased by improvenu rtts in tracks and
by the introduction f more powerful
engines. Merchandise traffic in partic
ular fcceps' .up beyond c Xpectatioiis and
every available car' is in use. , I ortu
nately for a inajority of the lines the
continued tlecrcase in grain traffic for
several w'ecks past has increase: the
supply of cais available for the move-''
metit of traffic both cast art I westl Th
loss in grain traffic is more thatv1 niade
up by the increase in merchandise -business.-.
The shortage of ears' is a thing
of, the past, excejitl in a few isolated .
cases, and Inany of the, roads are re
ceiving orders placed with the' builders
some months ago. The majority" of
the roads, however, will not -secure the
delivery of their orders for some weeks
probably not before the first of Febra-
ary." I; " ......
-:...- . . J,
. Beginning on January. 1st, the S. P.
Co., put in force a rule that no .passen
gers can be carried iupour a freight
train under - any circumstances what
ever, except, those traveling on mileage
tickets. Ties exception is made be
cause these tickets contain, a provision -exonorating,lhe
company frPm all -lia-,.
bility- in case of accidents if the J holder
is riding upon a freight. ..The. company
explains this' new "rule op the .ground
that they have been sued 'so frequently
for injuries sustained while traveling
upon freights thafjtltey cannot I longer'
afford it. ; i -
. " J- -
The Eugene Register, of. the .1d inst.,
says: "Yesterday pine loads of bridge
timbers assed through Eugene . for
Iatham twhere tlie Southern ' Pacific .
burnatizing plant is located. AlKut 20
railroad hands were in charge iof the
timbers. Burnsftizing is a process Ur
preserving the timbers from deay."
dispelled ."by BEE
Ksthine mlmm mdia an mnrfa
te tb chira of tba drawtne
ar hondoir a tha aoft iw rult-
ant liprttt from CORDOVA Caixllaa.
Nothinc will eoBtriuota mora to tha
rtwtte aoeeaaa ot tba lancafaa,
tea or dibnar. Tha bi davorativa
eandlaa for-tha aimvlaat or tha
nana, aiaborata fnnrttoa for eot-
tara or mansion.: Mada in all colors
tad tba moat dallcat tlnta bf
MTA.NDAItO OIL CO.
- and sold arrrrwhar.
grow ptylag eropa bocauao tbey'r
lreh And lwjr tk bilC For
ale every where .Rafnae aubatitaUia.
Stick to Kerry'a tSccda m.ad prosper.
1800 Seed Annual freo. Write, for it.
D. M. FERRY 4 C0 Detroit. Mich.
mm ms pw-