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WEEKLY OREGON STATESMAN, TUESDAY. JANUARY 16, 1900. ,
An Important Meeting of Hop
Growers at Wood burn.
WILL POOL " THEIR 1900 CROP
The Annual Scastan of the' Stockholder
of the Association Failed to Mater.
(From Daily, Jan. 14th.)
Thcannual meeting of the stockhcld
.' ers of the Oregon Hip Growers Ai
' scctation to have been held in Wood
' turn yesterday failed to materialize.
In its stead, however, was substituted
an informal conference of those tdenti-
fied with the association and a very
tntnuiasic meeting it was.
An official meeting, could not be held
for the reason that a majority of the
shares 01 stock ot the association was
not represented. . There,. wou!I diave
have been a sufficient representation of
the stockholders, had it not been for a
Jechnkal J irregularity that ; existed 1 in
numerous proxies that were offered, on
account of wiich the proxies were' in
valid. In giving the proxies, the don
or in every instance had' neglected to
ii!ix the necessary 10-ccnt revenue
stamp, hence the fame were void and
not acceptable, b j ; 1
During the afternoon session , the
stockholders, : by a rising; vote, which
wis practically unanimous.-' voted to
fHol the 1909 hop crop and thus perpet
rate the organization of the Oregon
Hop Growers Association. The- pro
tHifition. which was submitted in the
form of a. motion, was received with
gieat enthusiasm. j r '
However, yesterday's meeting will
suffice 'for the regular annual meeting,
which .the constitution governing the
association provides shall lie held bc
iwccn January -, 1st -and 15th of each
year. There was! no important busi
ness, such - as the election of directors
nt' other officers, to transact, hence the
failure1 of the meeting to convene, in
1 1 way impairs the management of the
association,' - . ;
The meeti'Tg wa5? convened in the
optra house it - j o'clock In the
.morning. Dr. J. L. Hill, of Portlanfd.
ire president of the assoKatHnn.' pre
sided in the absence of-M. l Jones, the
president. Henry! I Bents, of Butte
ville, ili'e secretary was present and
obout thirty directors. Roll call dis
closed the fact that the members p;c-sf-nt
represented inly 408 out of 2148
shares of stock. j ,1 Dr. 1 1 ill announced
thai no. official meeting could He had
on that representttion and suggested
an ' adjournment tntil ..afternoon in
hopes that th'-rc might le a larger at
tendance of tho stockJioklers.
The- -afternoon session was convened
at 1:15. o'clock and, although the at
tendance was double tliat of the morn-;
ing. the 'required number of shares was
nf- 'represented." f It was decided to
lwM an informal meeting and a verit
able love feast it proved to those who
participated in the proceedings. The
nitre aTtcrnoon was consumed in the
discussion of various matters pertaining
to the association and its plan of oocra
tim and the reading of communications
Numerous questions, were asked and
different details regarding the plans of
the association were fully exJ!ained.
In answer to a 'query regarding the
"ownership of the ihops after thcyvhad
hern assigned to the association, it was
explained that the title of the grower
to his hojvs: expirrs. when he as.igns
them to thij association, -j Where the
, hop arc itisurcd the policies are also
transferred to the Association and when
nt inspired at tii$e of transfer, the
same will be. prptnKly insured, the ex
pense thereof to lx paid pro t rata
among the stockholders. Individual
stockholders having hops in their own
warehouses arc ; expected to have the
same properly insured. -;
The policy of the executive com
mittee is-to concentrate the . hops' that
have becnj transferred to the associa
tion, at convenient warehouses along
the river and railroad; The capacity of
the association's j warehouse at Salem is
already exhausted ;and Mr. Wiustanley
will be unable to) receive any moe hops
until other arrangements are mtidc. '
s The-question jrfi the association pur
chasing the necessary supplies for the
growers' was alsio ;mentioned and very
thoroughly discussed. It was finally
iccommehdod that each local association
make an ."estimate j of the suppHes .re-j
quired am! submit the' same" in the
form-of an agreement to the state or
ganization when plans for the purchase
thereof can be consummated, i
The letter of IIJ J. Ottenheimer and
the reply of Jamcis Winstanlcy which
were published in! Saturday morning's
Statesman, numerous -ccoics of which
. tiere distributed among the growers at
.yesterday's meeting, were the topics of
much general discussion among the
rtocklrolders. The letters were read
during ihe afternoon. '' 5 i 1
Dr. Hill addrcsjed the meeting and
in a few remarks told of what 'the' as
sieiniion has accomplishctl I in the three
ninths-uince its organisation. JlcsidCs
preventing tjve slaiigh'tering of the mar
ket, competition among the growers
had been eradicated and their interests
I'nitrd. Tie aid the local association
at Chehalis. Washington, representing
Wtwecn 3000 -and fooo bales. "was con
templating placing their hops in the
pod of the O. 114 G. Assocaition. In
addition, to this lot. Dr. Hill said there
were 1000 lalcs nt Grants Tass and $00
at SheTidan. to Ic; tooled with the as
sociation, while he had only recently
received on inouiry from a C-diffrnia
party, representing Soolales. whi'-h the
owcr was desirous of pkveinc with the
Oregon association. - In conclusion Dr:
Hill said-he felf sntisficil that the 1S00
hop crfp for' Oregon would no exceed
05.000 bales. ; alleging that previofis
estimates have been badly exaggerated.
The association needs money , with
which to:sttcecssfu2lT carry on its work
on business principles. ,and this need
was emphasized by a number of sneak
ers, who exorcssed themselres' favor
able to makingi an assessment on the
shares of stock tnd it is venr orolablc
that the board of directors will make a ;
Thousands Hare Hldney Trotxilc
. and Don't Know it.
! Fill a KottU nr t . .'
r and ht tt stand To
seoiment or aet
tlinr indicates an
3 unhealthy condi
1 Vf tion cf the kid
neys; it u Kama
your linen it Is
evidence cf kid
ney trouble ; too
frequent desire to
pass H or pain in
. w w4 vrucr, i . ' .
j vrht to'so.
There ii enmfn 11. . , i
,h , ' tjr ,ti:iCG7 xumus every
vM"CUrin. rhuminl. pain In the
b-dvkkineys. liver, bladder and every part
I the urinary n&sacr it . i:LviT.
wine or beer, and overcomes that unpleasant
ftAreeit v.. . . r
' e competed to ro eft en
curing the day. and to i. .
during the mht. The mllH ,k!
vrviiuuTT eneci ci 2wamp.Root is soon
resized.. It stands the highest for its won-
I: . - '"W vnl-
uci.uiwures ci im most tiistressing cases.
Jf you need a medicine you should have the
test. Sold by druggists in 50c. and $h sizes,
You may have a samDle bottla l thi
wonaenui discovery .
and a bock that tells?
mere aooui It, Doth sent -wrtSH i m.
absolutely free by mail.
address Dr. Kilmer & n J. ZZI
Co.. Binghamton. N. Y, When writing men-
;u iuing mis generous otter In this paper.
Jfcvy of probably .10 or 25 per cent in
cue very near tuture. .1
Among the important letters that
were read, was one from Gilbert Bros..
Of Salem. The letter stated that for a
time following the inception of the . as
sociation. the firm had entertained
doubts as . to the permanency of the
institution, but all uncertainties in this
regard had been removed by the splen
did record the association had establish
ed, which left no doubt as to the
stability and efficiency of the.;orgahiza
i,!on. the firm 'rccommenled the as
sociation to its' customers as an expedi
ent medium in vHiich to po-d their in
terests. The firm al.so rccommeryled
the association to tl.e favorable consid
eration of other banking institusions.
At 3: jo o'clock the meeting adjourn
ed. - - - c ' . . ' :
An Assessment Levied. '
! Immeliately following the! adiourn-
freut of the genera! meeting the loard
jf lirectors held a business session.
Those present were: Dr. J. I I lilt, of
(Portland. ice .prc-sident of the associa
tion and acting president: 11. 1. Bents,
of Butteville. secretary: Frank Feller,
Li Butteville. treasurer: George Hov
"nden. of Ilubbaol: Kiley Cooper, of
?nd.pendence: 11. D. Mount. Silverton;
and Jame Winslanley. Salem.
The most important business trans
acted was the levying of an' assessment
of 20 per cent n the shares of Stock,
hits providing the association with the
necessary1 funds; wrth which: to carry
out its plans. ,
YEURAMS IH SESSION.
Worrick Camp Held a Meeting Last
Night ami Adopted By-Laws.
Charter Still Open.
Worrick Camp of the Spanish-American
War Veterans Association held
another meeting at the armory in the
rity hall last njght, at which by-laws
were adopted and other routine busi
ness was transacted. The new by-laws
provide for monthly meetings, to be
held on the first Saturday evening of
inch month. v : "
'1 A resolution was introduced and
fidojted. providing for holding ojwn
the charter of the camp until' the 'next
meeting, which will.be held on Satui
lay evening. February 3d. at the arm
ory. There was S a good attendance
and great enthusiasm. .
f OR TUE CONVENTION
tHE MEMBERS INSPECT AUDI
TORIUM IN FIHLAUliU'HtA-
Senator" M. . A. Hanna Speaks of the
Convention Work The Fresidcrft
i Will Be. Renominated.
'PIIILAD E LPH I A. Jan. 13 The
sub-committee of the national republi
can committee today began laying plans
for the work of the, presidential cam-
pa;ign. shortly awer q o ciock me ctn
mjttee .-visited . Mayor "Ash bridge. ; In
the partv were Senator Hanna. chair-mkn-
"Joe" Manlcy, H. C. Payne, of
Wisconsin: Senator Ni B-"Scott, of
V'est' Virginia; Richard Kerans. of
Missouri, and Charles Dick, ot ;iuo.
secretary of the national committee
Tit i-,nnmiM' nvfnt to .the exnosition
to 'inspect the auditorium in 'wtiicli' the
convention is to be held, ah visitors
axraressed their satisfaction at the selec
tion of the hall. Senator Hanna. re
garding the convention, said:
'j :Of course. President McKinley will
be renominated, and .without doubt he
will! receive every vote in the conven
iori. but when it comes to cnoosing
his running mate and deciding on the
nlatform there is likely to 4e an abun
dance cf excitement." . ! '
Durincr the conference with Mayor
Aslibridge. Senator Hanna made, the
first statement-, which he has uttered in
his capacity as national repuhiican
hairman. on the issues ani pians 01
thelcoming campaign. He sani: i
"First, the national issue will be the
prorerity of the working people of the
country; second, the retention of Phil
fippiircs. The republican -party i in
pressing and wnmeliate need of funds
to carry on the work of. the campaign,
and it must be Wgun -withou a mo-tiM-tv
' The democratic ; oarty
has labor agitators at work throughout I
th west. art hc'ccputiican campaign
rommittce finds it necessary to meet
thefli at every poirtf.
OUT OF THE WOODS. After
another nish. we arc again out 01 tne
wools ready for any Kina 01 amsuc
printing. Always ousy; uui w. 1
!!:- to turn out good work. Mates
man Job Office.
Twice-a-wcek Statesman, $r a year.
""r OK ENTERPRISE THAT IS
, DEEMED MUST WORTHY,
Storm Sheds Mailt in a Very SatLfmetory
Manner Gasoline Lamp tor tha 1
: School Uoose. .
CLEAR LAKE, (Or.) Jan. ij.
Jnr school is nro-res;itior nl
hccfficieht management of Mrs.
: Mr. Rosenbaum has nnrchacH
small tract of. land adjoining the school
grounds and will build and move Jhis
family as soon)as he can. fv .
J. A. ! Remington has- sold' his place
ir. Aioms, who will move in as
soon as Mr. Remington gives posses
sion. - r - -
There is beinir consitenf.l
fence built in the community this win-
The residents of Clear Lake have
shown a spirit of cnterorJse thit
worthy of the consideration of other
neighborhoods; in the line of improve
ments, viz: On New Year's day they
finished one of the best storm shvta
m the county if not in the state. The
shed is built in a very substantial and
workman like manner being all framed
on good strong sills resting on large'
oak Diocks, and boxed with dressed
lumber, size 18x80 feet. Thev have
also purchased- by private subscription
two of the latest improved- gasoline gas
lamps for the school house costing .$.13.
The next improvement will be to fence
the school 'house grounds with a icat
and substantial fence and repaint the
insuie ot tne school house. . -
We have had for a number of years
an eight months school. The directors
always strive to secure the services ot
a competent teacher. ,
While the citizens have been very
active in improvements the religion
training nas not oeen neglected and is
being looked after by Revs. Pratt and
Launer, of the United Evangelical
church, Salem, having preaching serv
ices every two weeks at It a. m. and
on Sundays eyenings. Prayer meeting
every Thursday evening. We also
have a good Sunday school the year
round in which there is a lively inter
est and a good attendance. The , offic
ers for this year are: Superintendent,
Mrs. I.ampkini secretary and treasurer.
Alex Harold;; chorister, Mrs. I ugh;
organist, Miss Lily Rosenbaum.
LOSS OF LIFE.
Rasing Waters Rush Through an
Idaho Town Human Beings
Are; Swept Away.
MOSCOW. Ida.,'Jan.v 13 Yester
day eVening. at 5:30 o'clock. Kcndriek.
n the south part oi Eatah county; was
almost wipedi away by a deluge of
water which rushed down the big'l ot-
lach river and submerged ' everything
n its path. During the past 36 hours
the chinook wind has melted the isnow
on the nwuntains..and the waters filled
the gulches and streams leading to the
river. Kendrick is located in a deep
canyon on the narrow bank of the
stream and the homes of many citizens
are along the; banks of the river. . The
water came down without warning, and
in a few minutes after the first alarm
the streets were submerged and houses
were seen floating down the river.
Thirty-five families were driven out of
their liomVs. and they lost their furni
ture, bedding and everything they had.'
Charles Hamlin with his family was
attempting; to reach higher ground
when his wagon was overturned and the
occupants tc thrown into the rush-
ne waters., lie managed to save his
wife, but his three children were lost.
Tire body f one of the children was
found last night. '
Thc water 'has suicided to some ex
tent today, but is still a raging flood.
The water is three feet deep in the btis-
ness houses, and the loss of merchamse
will be considerable. The Farmers'
elevator w?rs washed out. and with it
a large amount of wheat. The citizens
are panic-stricken over the suddenness
of tne deluge, and the suspense is inten
sified by the fear that there is a con
siderable loss of life. .
The citizens of Moscow held , a nteet-
ne today to arrange for relief to be
sent to the afflicted people at once.
The assistant superintendent of the
Northern Pacific, who ison the scene.
savs the damage to the road is .severe
and Ithat for miles a newtrack and
grade will have to be constructed.
Tafnma Lin. it. The floods on the
nrtWprn Pacific have interrupted trafr
fnr ft koiwe and it is not "expected
the tracks will be cleared and the road
opened before midnight tonight, the
west bound overland has been held at
Hot Springs awaiting the efforts cf a
crew of men to. clear away the small
ides ami repair tne damage aonc at
ot Springs and Crocker by the floods.
The track was washed away at Crock
'. and the water, has ieen, oyer tracks
ti Snrifirt -Th st4botind over
land, that should have left Tacoma last
nftrht went as far as Ortifur- before it
was turned back : on account : of the
floods. After waiting 24 hours the
Northern racific;serit a train out via
tori'- The vallevi streams
are swollen; and out. of their 1anks, at
numerous points. . i
- SWEEPING REFORMS.
Washington.' Jan. 13 Secretary 'of
War Root has taken steps to institute,
at once, sweeping reforms in jthe judi
cial svstem in Cuba, the animating pur
pose being to correct as soon as pos
sible the Cuban prison abusers. i
Columoia. lioi: Jan. 13 -CoJonet W.
1.000 oeonle tonight,' at the university
chapel. When questioned tonigh re
garding the recent statement 01 tne ou-
ton Commercial Bulletin, to tne eneci
tha he had changed his views on te
cubject of free wool. Bryan declared
most emphatically that he wished to
deny all sucli reports. . , . : ;
IH . THE HAMMER ESTATE
REPORT AX1- STATEMENT O1 TJlH
He Sbow the Efforts Made to Seeare
. - Eimda from the Eatate Aaiwrr
la tho Wlcaaer Caao. '
(From Daily," Jan. 14th.)
John Hughes, administrator of the
estate of Seth R- Hammer, deceased.
by his attorneys. W. J. D Arcv and I
It. D'Arcy. has filed in' the county .court
for Marion county his report of the con
dition, of the estate from the time oi
his appointment up . to date. His re
port, is in many respects unique and a
little out of the ordinary of the reports
hied. 1 .
He sets forth a full and detailed state
ment of the amounts of money receiv
ed, and the cumber and amount, of
claims presented Kto ;him as such ad-
mimstrator.f He also shows the ex
penses of administration. In addition,
lie sets forth that , the! claim of Charles
Yanke for $2318.80 and interest. from
June 20, 1896. at the rate of 8 per cent
per annum, and I50 and interest irom
July 10. 1091 at the rate ot 10 per cent
per annum ;was presented to mm. and
afterwards -proceedings were instituted
to collect the same: bdt that only $100
of the claini was allowed by the court
The clamj of Jefferson Myers admin
istrator de bonis non of 'the estate of
A. D. Risdon.: deceased, for the sum
of $6523.81 was presented to him and
disallowed. Ort a trial of the same in
the. county and Circuit courts.- his dis
allowance d this claim was approved.
.The claim; of Joseph Fishburrt for
H5.50 was presented and disallowed.
The court allowed $30 of the claim.
which Mr. Hughes, as administrator.
offered to allow Joseph Fishburn as a
compromise of the matter. He shows
that, on the1 27th of June. 1899. a pro
ceeding was instituted by Jefferson
Myers, administrator as aforesaid.
against the ' administrator and against
.vl. L Chamberlain and David Simpson
sureties on j the undertaking of Seth
R, Hammer, administrator of the! es
tate of A. D. Risdon, deceased, which.
n effect, was the same as the claim
above mentioned. This claim has not
been disposed of. Continuing the re
port says: i
"On the 13th of June, 1800. a suit was
nstituted in department No. 2. circuit
court; for Marnn county, by S. E.
Young ct a!., against myself, as" ad
rr'inistrator 4f said estate, and. the Gold'
Viountain and Dry Gulch Consolidated
Gold and Silver Mining Co.. a corpora-
ton., to recover certain personal prop-
of office furniture and fixturcs.land also
to declare the sum of $1312.12, which
had in my possession as such ad-
fr.inistrator and which -belonced to
Seth R. Hammer and Was deposited in
his name in the bank of Iadd & Buh
n the form of certificates of deposit.
and' that the said S. E. Young and
oilier stockholders of said, company be
adjadged to ,be entitled to tlie same.
and that, thej said sum should be dis
tributed pro rata, among the stockhold
ers of ;aid company. The said suit, was
ried in said Icourt and on the 8th of
November. 1800. and the court decreed
hat the sum of $1201.62 was a trust fund
belonging to jaid stockholders, and that
he said seth K. liammerJwKl no inter
est therein during his lifetime: that the
said personal property, consisting of
furniture and! office fixtures, and $105 -
77 cf the amount sought to be declascd
a trust fund for the stockholders as
aforesaid were decreed to belong to
said estate. . .! 1
"That prior to instituting said pro
ceeding in i said court; the attorneys for
E. Young et al.. made..demand on
me to turn over to them for said com
pany $1312-12 and all of the personal
property above mentioned, which I re
fused to do. 'My action was partly ap-
pro-ed by said court, but said cou"t
axed the costs against me. as adminis
trator of said estate, which . appeared
to me to be clearly wrong. I could
not have turned over all this property
O the plaintiffs withotit-their establishi
ng their claims. While the said court
ustificd me in part, yet it sees fit to tax
the costs against the estate which I was
trying to protect. I could not, in jus
tice to the estate and the-creditors therc-
f. pursue any other course than I have
one. and thei estate should not be re
quired to pay; the costs of the proceed
ings in enforcing these stale claims
against the estate of said decedent.
"Being advised by my counsel that
the said court erred in its decree,
awarding $1201. 62 and the costs, of the
suit to the above named plaintiffs and
declaring said sum to be a trust fund
and the said estate to have no interest 1
therein, on tlie 7th day ot December.
800. m pursuance of an order made by j
sard county court I filed my notice of
appeal, as administrator of said estate.
to the supreme court of the state of
Oregon: and on the 13th day of Dec
ember. 1899.' the said .appeal was duly
perfected. Frtmt the advice given by
my counsel I firmly believe that the
decree of the icourt of department No.
will be reversed, ami I feel justified.
rC order to protect the said efiiare and
so that the bona fide creditors of said
estate may be paid, to do all that can
be done to prevent the said estate from j
Ieing gobbled 'up. !'
"The strugeile which has been main-
ained since I was . appointed adminis
trator of said jestate to establish claims
against said decedent has been unpre
cedented! in the administration of -e-fatcs
in this founty. I have, tried to
do all in my power to protect the es
tate from! those who would, if permit
ted to do ' so. take every dollar ttelong-
tie to . said estate, and leave' the said
estate without spfficient funds to pay the!
funeral , expenses and cxpen.ses incur-i
red diwring the last illness of said de
cedent. ? .
The -detailed statement of receipts
and disbursements shows the following
Kccd from all sources;..
Claims to dare........
Balance ...$ 766.63
Expenses of administration to
date.. ... 4.t-2
Ami. decreed bv the court as
belonging to the estate...-..- 3Q.22
Atnt of expenses of adminklra- .
tion over amt. -decreed by
court..... .i, 3605
' In conclusion the report says: .
-''If the decree of said court should be
sustained there will not be any money
(as appears from ray report herein) be
longing to said estate, after paying the
legitimate expenses of administration.
to pay any part of the expenses incur
red in the funeral and those of his. last
illness. The physicians who waited up
on the .said deceased during his illness
ami those who kindly ministered ,to
decedents every want and nursed mm
when he was rendered incapable : of
caring for himself, will not receive a
dollar of Compensation. My sense of
what is due to the memory of the de
cedent and desire to see all of the dece
dent's bona fide creditors paid what is
justly, due to them, conitpels me to obey
the order of the said county court and
appeal from the decree of the said court
of department No. 2, of said county;
I believe, upon the hearing of my
appeal by tire supreme icourt. the- sSTd
decree will be reversed.' and the bona
fide creditors cf the estate will be paid in
.miss jcanette uootn. administratrix
of the estate of J. C. ;Booth. deceased
yesterday hied her answer1 to the peti
tion of the heirs of Mrs. Vercna Booth
neexWichser. She makes a general
demal of the allegations ofc the heirs
and for a further and separate answer
alleges that the marriage of 'Mrs. Wich-J
er to J. C Booth, masle the will ol the
T.f no effect. She. therefore, asks that
he will be not admitted to probate,
and the petition of the heirs dismissed.
ihe final account of Regma Becker.
executrix of Ernest Becker. - deceased.
was heard and allowed, and the exe
The final acount of B. F. and R.IW.
Tucker, co-executors of the last will
and testament of-Benjamin Tucker, de
ceased, was heard and aSproved. and the
executors were ordered discharged.
THE SUBSIDY BILL
WASHINGTON. Jah. 13 The sen
ate committee on commerce txlay .re
sumed its hearing on the Hanna-I'aync
Miipping subsidy bill. ; 1 lionras Clyde,
of the Clyde steamship line, said 'that
nis company on the day; the bill became
a law would sigh ' a contract ' for the
constructing of two vessels to, cost-
about $1,000,000. President Munson of
Munson steamship line' had stated .that
his company would place at least loo,-
oo tons of shipping, tliat was now un
let foreign flags, under tlie American
Chairman Fr'ye announced that the"
hearing would be adjourned until next
liiesday. Un in the f Northwest, he
said. considTable onooskion to the
pending measure had been developed.
James J. Hill, president of the Great
."northern raiiay. who one year ago
was favorable to this bill, is now in fav
or of an export bounty. This was likc-
wise true of severa important news-
papers in the Northwest, and of ? the
armers Alliance in the est.
One-of Homer Davenports pleas-
anlest cxjeriences was a recent visit to
Admiral Dewey., When , that practical
cartoon of, the situation- came out after
the house episode Davenport was im-
meuiaieiy mvueu 10 me uewey resi
dence. where he was treated royally, ac-
cording to letters rccjpived by Linn
county friends. Tlie, admiral took a
ive interest in Homer s pheasants, and
showed the great cartoonist one of his
own stuffed birds.. Davenjiort's bluntly
iiregon style captureo tne admiral and
his wife and insured bin a warm place
n their hearts. It is stated tor a lact
that when Davenport draws the admir-
al's picture it will be as his friend and
will not be in caricature. . "
I want to let the people who suffer
from rheumatism and sciatica know
that Chamberlain's Pain Balm relieved
me after a number of other medicines
and-a doctor had failed. . It is the
a '.- v .a r
oest nniment. 1 nave ever Known 01.
A. DODGEN, Alpharetta. Ga..
Thousands have been cured of rheuma-
ism by this remedy. One application
rHieves the pain. For sale by F. G.
Haas, druggist, No. 96 State strict. Sa-
em. - ' . .
SALEM'S CONTAGIOUS DIS
EASE "GOING OUT OF
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Regarding' the Talk of Geo. C Will
. Going Out of Business.
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There are some things;! will not do.
will not leave Salem, il wish to in
form my former patrons whose con
tracts, notes and accounts I hold in my
possession that I will not place such
in a bank or collector's hands, for col-
I intend to collect them myself. In
regard to my promises to keen U-n re-,
pair articles that I have sold, 1 will, I
say that I '-will be here and still: keep I
any new piano, organ or Sewing ma-I
chine repaired, free of charge, that is 1
brougnt to my notice, which 1 have, I
soiu wnnin me past ten: years m
city. ' ' ! I
In anticipation of retiring from ac
tive business within 00 davs I shall I
: a m o a
make concessions to reduce stock to I
n voice on any piano, organ, sewing I
machine, violin, -guitar, or banio. I
am especially desirous of reducing a I
strck of secondhan-n wwini? rtia-
hine4 and pianos. Is there anyone
needing a SMptarc piano for $60? I J
have several others at little higher I
prices. ; Sewing machine in sewing or- I
der for $.1.
In all sales you may have the pnvi-
ege of buying on the installment plan.
as the want for immediate cash is not
the cause of my selling. ! My aim is to
get my money on interest.
CaH on me. whether you want to
uy or not. as about the: middle of the,
week I will Jiave the new riano and
organ - player the Angelus with
which to entertain , yovQ The dnly
practical and easily operated, piano at
tachmen extensively used.
GEORGE C Wl LL
Dealer in - Pianos and Organs, oppo
site Bush s Bank.
Miss Nina McCorkle, , of Silverton.
s in the city visiting friends.
THE VE!t INLIfTED
NO NEWS OF OPERATIONS IN
THE THEATRE OF WAR."
British "Tress Censorship "Increased in
j South Africa Since the Arrival
tONDON. Jan. i4.(Sunday. 4 a.
ra.). The veil concealing the theatre
ofjwar from jthe anxious; eyes of Great
Britain and the rest of the world is still
unlitted. It is impossible . to doubt
that this absolute closing of all chan
nels of information is due to the cen
sorship, the strictness of which has
becjn ' redoubled since the r landing of
lwrd Roberts and . I-ord Kitchener.
ceincerning (whorq nothing has trans-
orii since the announcement of their
arrival at Cane Town four il.-ivs aivo.
Tfic war oflice stated at midnight that
nol further news from the front had
i THE NATION AROUSED.
London. Ian. .it. The frivolifv dis-
la. a. - -
1 piayed m his recent speeches by Mr,
Balfour, the government leader in the
hoise" of commons, has landed what
ha been known as the! strongest gov
ertiment of modern tinn iin fi "clrmoli
from which extrication - is!'. (UirfiTf. if
not doubtful. Hi blght-heafted re-
n4rks, which were pleasantly acceptc
I Kyi the nation" when tiine er.
and ' all was well, are -offensive to the
people mourning for lost sons and
deeply angered by the unprecedented
reverses. . ; Haliour. if he had tried.
could not 'have put. his countrymen
mojre successfully on edge, and when
Lord Salisbury speaks he will have
much to atone for. The memory of
Chamberlain's "alliance" speech wai
dviug away before Balfour put his foot
still deeper "in the mire.-.
The Associated - Press learns that
Lord Salisbury believes the salvation
of j Great. Britain s military system de
pends onGencral I-ord Kitchener, , in
whom belong has "had imtdicit faith.
Iti has already been planned that, if
Ltrds Rolerts and Kitchener bring
thp' campaign to a successful termina
tin, the latter will be brought home
torhoiiOrs almost equal to those of the
Ufikc ol Wellington. lie. will lt: piit
info the war oflice and will be) given a
freje hand to brush away the cobwebs
which clog the British army.
CLIMATE OF SOUTH
Low Rate of Rainfall and a
1 Average Temperature.
Observations of the weather have
beeb systematically made for . many
yeaVs in South Africa! and in the Caie
Colony the meteorological comhlons
hate been as carefully studied as in
Eifgland, says the Loudon btamlard. !
I ll other tarts. tiowex'er, the observa
tions are far less satisfactory, and in
tht Transaal observations may be sard
f s cxja " mlr knowled gc of the
Weather changesbeing cxtrcmiely mea
ger. Some few years ago the re--
ixirt of the metcrological immission"
ait i'the" Cape of GuxmI Hope emlnxlird
I d(jtailcl. rainfall uinps for each month.
sltowintr the di-stributrtn of the rain in
dijfferent parts of South Africa. . The
average resuks for the year shw that,
wfth the exceition of a small area in
I immediate vicinity of Cape Town.
thte total rainfall for tlur year i alpiot
i hoi v behiw 20 inches: that is consld-
I r-tkiUlv less tlvan in Lore Ion. - In most
I places the average for the yeac is less
I than io inches,, and at some .satins
1 it! .falls as low as five inches forthc
I whole. 12 months.
In the Orange Free State the average
1 rainfall lor the year is aiHHit 20 inciies,
The winter rains-are very small, the ag-
I grcgatc for a month TK-ing nly.a tew
j teinths of an inch on the average: With
j the commencement of the" jsouthe'-n j
I sUmmer-the. rains increase, ialthough it'
is! not untd November ami Iecemhcr
that tlie average fall for the 'mouth ex
ceeds an inch, and even in those
months the rainfall in many places is
only 0.3 inch or 0.4 inch. -In Janu
ary,, rehruary and Maxfli the average
in the Oregon Free State four or
five inches in each month. The mea
ger returns for the Transvaal show that
in livxi tne rainian eigne mucs easi 01
., . . I ft "il.- .-t . I . . f t
lolianncsburg was practically ftnuT in
July. August and Sejtember. ivfhile in
Octolier the rainfall was 5.77 ' inches,
which was the wettest-month of the
vear, and rain tew on 11 tays: in iwrtii
November and Decenler the rainfall
n the vicinity of Johannesburg ex
ceeded five inches, and the total num
ber iAf davs with rain during the year
was 6r. In the Orange rree Statethe
results for rm siiow that there was
praolically Ino rain in September, but
111 lHHirr uv lann wire i.unt
a,mithe Basutoland September is also
.1. : f.-i.. 1
Portland. Jan. 15. Wheat.
Walla and Vallev. cnasic: Bluestein.
cvcir -. i
. -.Clncago. Jan IS. May wheat opened'
at '74'67!ic Y
Close May . option, wheat. 664c:
oats.s 23?ic; corn. 33c; iork, $11.15;;
lard, o..if ribs. $.oo.
tasn -Wheat. No. .4 ri, wiawc; Jno.
2 hard winter, (VjC', No. 2 Northern
I spring. 644w66c.
r i .
San Francisco. Jan. IS-! Wheat May
$1.00 Mi.; cash, of4c.
? BANK STATEMENT.
I New York, Jan. 13- The weekly
bank 'Statement is as lollows: ,
Surplus . reserver increase. .. .$4,949,625
IanS, decrease. ...... i..... 1,558,900
Specif, increase 1,164,400
Jgal tender 3.768.806
Inosits. increase '....i..... 334.400
Circniation, increise '82,300
Tht banks now hold $16,707,350 in
lexcesis of the legal requirements. r. '
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AN OPTICAL ILLUSION.
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There was a girl in our town.
And she was none too wise,
But she wore a dottel veil which made,
1 Myopic both her eyes. -
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Aivllnow, when through! her pectacle
Tiis person archly beams.
It beats "the dickens, yes, at least.
i Lpw very wise she seems.