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WEEKLY OREGON STATESMAN, .TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 1900.
P.:r. Ottenhclmcr Gives Ills View
- - -
. ..of the Sitcstlan,
i:e writes to tke association
Thinks to 13 Cent Is a Fair ValaaUoa
for This Tear's Crop Mr. Win- j '
Stanley's Ileply. - ' I
On the.- 10th inst-l James Winstanley,
renresentativeat Salem for' the Oregon
Hop Growers' Association, received, a
business letter front It. J. Ottenheimer,
who is the Salem representative of Lili
cmhal & Company, - hop broker tof
.New Yprk' and San Francisco, which,
aidc from the. business matters therein
contained, reads as follows:.
"Dear Sir: I nave refrained' from
addressing you or endeavoring to do
business with your association until
now!, deeming" it more advisable to wait
until such time as your organization
uasj, thoroughly established, J and its
plans sufficiently developed and ma
tured so as to permit of our dealing
together on a business basisi I "t;t
understand that you are now in a
position to transact business, and I de
sire to compliment you and the officers
( the organization, as well as the di
rectors.' for the splendid manner in
which they have organized the grow
ers &t the. state. Jt certainly was no
small task, and I believe that the grow
ers owe the officers of the institution
a votjc of thanks in recognition of their
untiring clTorts to form the association.
While traveling through the hop
st-rtions in my capacity as hop dealer
I ; find the sentiment is universally in
favori f the association., I find some
growers who, because!; certain condi
tions! and obstacles, aire unable to put
their ihops in the pool,' but at the same
are with you, heart and soul
believe that they will act in con
n with you, and co-operate just
the same as though they were; in the
P"ol. . ' H ;;-
Ui to date the association has un
questionably accomplished consider
able. During the early part of De
cember when the association was form
ed at Salem, hops could be bought
readily at 4 to 6 cents per pound, ac
cording to quality, and inferior grades
could) uot be sold at all as brewers
showed no interest in the market what-
A i soon
as the' association was
formed and the growers put their hop
in the.fMjol, it put a stop to the pcddl
ing of bops by those growers who were
dcumtralize'l, and were shopping from
one hp office to another "tryinfg to dis
t e of their hops. , . ' i
'Tie selling pressure from the coast
was tms removed and when the brew
ers, alter a wait of a few weeks, saw
that (hop were not being thrown at
thent j as; before, they became more ,in
trrestcd and commenced to buy. 1 In
the meantime'.--' the hop dealers' who,
theretofore, had not carried any stocks,
aUo observed the growers were firm
and they started to buy. I
."It'is jiow a month since the organ
J.atMri was fofmcd and the market is
unquestionably in much better shape
J and the demoralization has entirely
t'iappeareL Hops, which could not
" be sold at all. have U been gobbled
up at; 5 cents per pound, and ihcbet-
ter grades have all advancer" in value
from it to 2 cents per pounds Dealers
arc scouring the country, and for the
first time since hops were in bale arc
unable to fill their orders. Such is the
condition of the Oregon market to
day. Stocks in both California and
Washington are very small and art
firmly held, and the base of operation
lias shifted to Oregon where stocks are
not so Mnall and the key to the situa
tion is now in the hands of the Oregon
Hop Growers' Association. ;: -
. "I contend that the price of hops is
eoverned by the law of supply and de
- tuand and that this year the growers
are at fault for forcing their' hops; on
the market, ' thereby giving an ap
pearance of an over sujiply. ; ) .)
"Checking the forced sales has 1 a
tendency to cause the brewers to buy,
and thus create a demand, and I am of
t!c opinion that 8 to tl cents Is a fair
valuation ! for this year's crop, based
on the, crops raised and consumption,
but not ; taking into . consideration
irrowcr? necessities, these having- been
eliminated by the formation of the Hop
Growers Association." , 1 -
. Mr. Winstanley replied to Mr. Ot
tenheimer as follows:, j
"Salem. Oregon, December 12. lono.
11. J. Ottenheimer, Oregon agent for
I.ilicnthaj & Co., hop broker's, Sakm,
Oregon Dear Sir: I am in receipt of
vour valuable letter of 4hc 10th inst
snf will submit the same to the proper
committee of the. Hop Growers Asso
ciation for their consideration. " i;
. fully agree with you that the price
of hops has been raised from to , 2
cents per pound by the Hop Growers'
Association, and there is still an jup
ward tendency in price. i
"Our president. .Hon. XI. L. Jones,
is now itf New York in the interest
of the Hop Growers Association, and
It may be a fc davs before "! shall have
definite information from him concern
imr .Eastern. prices for hops, which, of
course, will govern the price to be paid
in Orcem . ; 4 -
'In Ahc meantime, if yourself. or lany
other hop dealer .wishes to submit (pro
positions to purchase iht a price named
by the party proposing' to purchase, for
any of. the three grades' of; hops now
pooled with the association. I will be
pleased to submit tlw proposition jand
price, "if a reasonable one, tb our sales
comimtfec. I -do not expect, however,
that there will be any activity in the
matter of making sales of bops, or re
ceiving proposals to purchase until. I
hear from our president. Mr. Jones.
thoroughly -acree-with you that a
fair valuation for this year's hops ought
not to be kss than from 8 to 12 cents
ner nonnd; .. . ,
"Thanking, you for .your valuable let
ter, and your kindly interest fori the
success of . the . association .. as therein
expressed, 1 am J. yours very respect
fully, James' Winstanicy
... " 1 ------ - .'
. Says the Woodbum Independent:
TO. S Pomeroy.) who has been doing
considerable traveling in , the interests
of the Oregon iop Growers Associa
tion, found i that I very few first-class
hops had ben disposed of in this sec
tion." ; - 1.
Luoulin's home notes in the Mark
Lane Express, of December 25th (the
last tc be received in Salrn are as fol
lows:; v .-. - - - . -
The cheerfulness associated with the
festive Christmas; season- h struggling
hard to disperse,! or at least to modify,
the srloomy thoughts which the unfa
vorable news from South Africa forces
into the minds of all Englishmen; and
despite the mote immediate , interest
created by the cefntinoed activity of the
Borough hop trade, it isimpossible to
lose sight of thejwar. for wherever oar
tralcrs meet their conversation inev
itably is diverted,' sooner or later, into
discussions npori the policy of the gov
rfnrnL the ' tactics of the generals,
and the probable duration, cost, and ul
timti Usee of ithe serious c6nflict in
which the nation is engaged. But,
powerful as ra tjhe Ivold which this kn
nortant subject! has upon us, there is
some slight corisolation to be found in
the improved prospects presented .by
recent experience to the commercial
mind, as there is, now no question that
the tide of prices is llowing, and the
tone of business is manifestly stronger.
An increased demand has been felt
during the paslt week both for home
consumption and for shipment to the
Continent? andj in the absence of choice
parcels of , hops, good medium and
even lower clalss English growths are
now inquired if or. The advanced val
ues are fullr maintained, and in many
cases growers jare -cIusing to sell at
present rates, lor are advancing their
limits in anticipation of better business
at the commencement 'of the New
Year. This is' as. it should be, and I
am glad to note the extension of this
determination., I have endeavored to
emphasize the reasonableness of such
a course, on the' foundation of acts pro
vided by the position of foreign mar
kets, and the consequent certainty that
English produce, abundant though it
be. will eventually be required by con
itmr. The inccessary suspension of
business brought aboift by the holidays
will doubtless! strengthen the position
of sel'ers, as peer consumption -ui be
roth-!-!, increased than diminished, and
the needs of brewers must to that ex
tent be greater when the usual course
of things is resumed. Therefore, ! I
would again; urge upon planters that
their opportunity,' so long waited for,
is on j the vejrge of realization, and ( if
they wisely tjakc advantage of it, they
will be able! to (assumc command of
the nsarkct, )n 1 which they have too
long been flprcsscd. It is not improb
able that as f the raising of quotations
may appear ito check the progress of
business, factors may be inclined to
try to persuade their clients td accept
the lower offers that will be forthcom
ing,, but let me advise my country
friends to be definite in their instruc
tion to their agents, and even at the
risk of dissatisfaction to hold firmly to
the limits they have put upon their
hops. I I-ct it hem bear in mind that fac
tors desire) business, without which
their comniission cannot be earned. It
is therefor as much to their interest
to meet Hie view of the buyers, who
seek for bargains, as it is to please
their clients. I am willing to- make
very : allowance for the difficult posi
tion that factors occupy, being, as it
wcrr. between wo fires; but as the
rationale of their existence is primari
ly explained by the legally recognized
agency that they accept from growers,
the chief claim upon their services rests
with their principals, without whose
distinct .approval they have no Tight to
act. If factors take any other standing
the value of their intervention is nulli
fied, as the! trade might as well be done
directly between seller and buyer. "-'Indeed,,
it is j somewhat difficult to under
stand why; the hop industry should be
saddled with ' the expenses of two in
termediaries between producer and
consumer. I One1 of them may be nec
essary for j the purpose of distribution,
bn I fail jto see why hops cannot be
disposed ol by similar methods to those
that ate cdmmon in other branches of
agricuitur. The present system has,
"however, teen accepted for so long a
period, and certain recognized compli
cations halve arisen therefrom, that I
feel 'sir ch a radical change as I suggest
is not jreti possible. But I venture to
propose-that if factors are to be re
tained as hpart of. the essential ma
chinery tfeir scale of remuneration
should bej . regulated by actual results.
At present ithey have no direct pecu
niary interest in exacting higher prices
for their clients, unless they : can raise
the figure! to the following 20s per cwt.
This is frequently impossible, but if the
commission was based upon a per
centage I feel sure that every shilling
would thien be fought" for, and very
frequently an extra 1 5$. or would
be obtained wiiich is now Jost to the
grower and gained by the merchant. I
recommend' this to the consideration
of planters and shall be glad to have
their views pon the subject"
BUSINESS IS GOOD
NO INDICATIONS OF DECREAS
A Continuing Rise in Wages ' Report
?t cd bvl R. G. Dun & Co. Eaii
' crfcs of .the Past Week. .
NEW YORK, Jan. 12. R. G. Dun
St Co's. AVeekly Review of Trade will
say in tomorrow's issue: .
: The.bns5ness of the new year begins
well, though there is still much of the
usual hesitation. In brandies where
last year's business was extraordinary,
and prices have risen greatly; some
pause is natural, though nothing in
dicates thei decrease of the consuming
disposition or purchasing power, but
there is a. continuing rise in wages to
promote an increase. Failures for the
week have been 274 in the United
States against 318 last year, and twenty-five
in Canada against twenty-four
last year. '
Twice-a-week Statesman, $1 a year.
HIE FIRST REHEARSAL HELD
SALES! CUOBAI BOCIETTf TBEPABIXQ
- TTOK THE MAY FESTIVAL.
Orcat VitptntloM Art Being Ma for
thcConiflC Event tTbfch MetiU o
Hack to KulebiBi r '
(From Daily, Jan. 14th.)
Haydn's great oratorio, 'The Creaj
tion," which was composed in 1797 and
179?, received a ; very careful rehearsal
inc in the University
cil2pcL This was the first; rehearsal
of the Salem cnorai society in prcp
ation for the coming May Festival un
der the auspices ot the vvuiameite vai
lev Choral Union. The local' society,
,.r ...i,;.-!, Mr . Pran-s Selev is di
rector, wijl meet every Tuesday even
ing at 7:30 o'clock, and will study ear
nestly The Creation ana -2l. ram,
the two oratorios which are tb be pro
duced at the Festival. i n
; From present indications it is thought
ihat all the live musical towns in the
valley will send choruses to j the May
Tr. ...-.! rinrincr the nast iveele the
Choral society of Dallas applied for
admission to the Union, and was ac
cepted. If the interest continues to in
crease, i the Festival chorus will num
ber .too or 400 voices, and the singing
of these great oratorios will be the
trrandest music ever heard in the Wil
lamette valley. v A chorus, of 400 voices
is not an impossibility. .Salem alone
could furnish half the number, if every
singer would enlist in this effort to
produce i the 1 highest class of choral
works. . !
It is hoped that all the vocalists in
Salem will unite in this-common cause
for the general musical welfare of this
city and valley. : : U '
Mr. Selcy is the director, but the
chorus docs not belong "to 1 VAn ; it: is
NOT the University chorus; ti not
a chorus of any faction or clique; it IS
the Salem Choral Society,,, of the city
of Salem. ? ' Membership is open to
every reader of music who jean attend
the weekly meetings. No; favoritism
will be, shown to anv singer, neither
will the society discriminate against
any-singer 6f. good character.
' The first-rehearsal' was well attended
and the singers were enthusiastic -At
this Week's meeting the executive com
mittee wilt present plans for the ap
proval of the society. f
- . j . i
On . account of a misunderstanding
regarding dates, the meeting of the
Mnlnlnlin Huh i nostooned until
one week from tomorrow night, U at
which time an excellent program win
be rendered. This program is under
the direction of Miss Edith Ketchunf
and Miss May Tillson. .
' The University College ; of Music is
rapidly outgrowing the studitos. ,A
modern 'building with plenty of music
studios and a large auditorium is be;
coming a real necessity. Such a build
jng would; be an ever enduring nwniir!
mcnt to' the life and name of .some man
of wealth and more than any other
thing,' would bring - Salem quickly tq
the front as a musical center. .(
The dean of the College of Music re
ports the registration of ninety students
taking private instruction during tht
first four months of the present college
year. This is a large increase over the
attendance last year, showing a growing
interest in music and also in the Col
lege of Music with the present instructs
rs. ..; J ; . .... :,
FIRE AT SEA.
Steamer s Destroyed Off ! the Coast of
t New Foundland Sailors and
- Passengers Lost."
ST. JOHNS. N. F. Jan. 13 (Sat
urady, 1 a.i m. Further ; details regard
ing the wreck inr St. Mary's bay show
that the steamer probably carried a
crew of sixty, with possibly some pas
sengers When first seen the after half
of the wreck was blazing fiercely, and"
the fore part was under; water. Kero
sene in the cargo helped the blaze. At
that time Only three men were left on
board. Two were washed overboard
and tlrowncd, and one survivor soon
after lctf the rigging, swam to the rocks,
and twice endeavored toj get a fooling.
Failing in this he made his way back
to the "rigging where he died of ex
posure during the night. Many dead
bodies are visible in the surf. Boats
and other wreckage are ithrown among
the rocks for miles. It was impossible
to reach the wreck, which has gpne to
pieces. There is not the slightest pros
pect" that any soul on 1 board escaped
death, as the intense cold would have
killed I any who escaped drowning.
'it : if : - ' '
; New York, Jan. l2.--A dispatch to
the Herald from Santo Domingo, says:
The French government,; anticipating
the arrival of the ..United States gun
boat Machias here," has ordered two
more warships to Santo Domingo.
The vessels are expected to reach here
tomorrow. - "
THE NICARAGUA CANAL
HEPBURN'S MEASURE REPORT
ED FAVORABLY IN HOUSE.
Similar to the One Considered Last
Year Senator Frye's Bill to
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12. The
house committee on interstate' com
merce today reported, (favorably the
Hepburn Nicaragua canal bilL
The bill is practically the same one re
ported by this committee, in the last
congress, j The bill appropriates $140.
000,000 lot the construction of the canaL
THE SUBSIDY BILL.
Washington, Jan, t2.-The ' senate
eomanittee on commerce today began
hearings on Senator Frye's bill to
promote commerce and increase the
ioreigh trade of the United States, and
to provide, auxiliary cruisers, transport!
Twicc-a-week Statesman, $1 a year.
and .seamen 'for -the government's use
when necessary, the measure popularly
known as the subsidy bill.
Agrees to Not Disturb Wrool Tariff if
'i fcJectel President. , -
Boston, Jan. ix--The Cbmmerchil
Bulletin tomorrow will say: j
. The Utah correspondents of Boston
wool houses say they have received
personal assurances from William Jen-
nuigs Bryan that, if elected president,
he will . retain I the protective duty on
wool, he having changed his mind on
free wool- . ' -f
ARE NOT POSTED.
Salt Lake City, Jan. 12. The wool
men. here-say, they have heard nothing
of the reported change in the views of
Wj." J. Bryan on -the- questcion of the
wool tariff. . . 1 ' ' , '. -' - ' v
Lincoln, Neb., 12. W. J. Bryan was
in the city this evening, on his way from
Minneapolis to' Columbia, Mo., .where
he speaks tonight- His lour includes
St Lotis, Frankfort,' Ky., Cincinnati,
and the Atlantic and New England
states, and will not be finished until
SILVER TO ADVANCE.
. London, Jan. 12. The renewed buy
ing of silver by the Indian, government,
the Statist says, cannot be much longer
delayed in consequence of the. rupee
coinage requirements, and this will
lead doubtless to a marked improve
ment in the price" of silver, i
A PENSION GRANTED.
Washington, , Jan. 12. A pension
of $30 a month was today granted by
the commissioner of , pensions, to the
widow of General Guy V. Henry.
THE LAWTON FUND.
' Washington. Jan. -12. General Cor
bin announced today that the subscrip
tions to the Lawton fund had reached
SUICIDE AT BAKER j
WELL KNOWN CITIZEN OF
Desoondcncv Responsible for
Rash Act Leaves Considerable
Life Insurance to Family,
BAKER CITY, (Or.) Jan 12-riMike,
Rosendorf committed suicide by shoot
ing himself in the head at 8 o'clock this
nrorning, in his room at a hotel in
this city., The family and two brothers,
reside at Independence, Oregon.
Despondency was responsible for his
act. He left a number of letters ad
dressed to relatives and friends, seating
he had made a failure in life. -He said
he was a member of the Independence
lodge of - Workmen, and carried several
thousand dollars of : insurance in the
Equitable Life Company, of New York,
and that the premium would be due on
the 14th instant. He said that the
tnoney, which he left would provjde for
his fariiily, and without this he" could
see no way of supporting them. hat
He had wasted o fortune." having a
mania for gambling over which hejnad
no control, and he admonished young
men to leave cards alone, that they were
responsible for his downfall His fam
ily resides in Independence. Oregon.
His half brother. Herman Ilirshbcrg,
is the leading citizen there j
END IS NEAR.
Buller Is Penetrating the Boer Lines
to Ladysmillu ,
LONDON, Jan. 13. (Saturday, 4
a. tn.). General Buller's twentyreight
words, announcing his forward move
ment on Thursday, is interpreted (that
he has pasesd around the western) end
of the. Boer lines at Colenso, and is
now several miles behind them ! and
within fourteen miles of General
White's outposts at Ladysmith'. The
Boer forces a few days ago had forces
with; guns at Springfield, where Gen
eral Buller dates his dispatch. These
pommandos have beert obviously dis
iodeed, either by fighting or by man
euvering, the Boers retiring across the
Tugela i as General Buller advances.
From General Buller's' "dispatch, coup
led with the fact that unofficial intelli
gence from the scat of war has virtu
ally ceased since Monday, the deduc
tion is drawn out that important opera
tions arc in progress, as . he cannot
move ; far without going against the
Boer entrenchments. V
The death lists from enteric fever
and dysentery at Ladysmith, averaging
from eight to ten daily, are considered
more serious than the 420 casualties of
Saturday's fight, . as they, indicate the
frightfully unsanitary condition of the
Iteleaguered town. A letter from
Ladysmith, dated December 7th,. says
that even then ninety out of the 540
in the battalion, of which the; writer
is a member, were sick with dysentery
or enteric fever, and, according to a
dispatch to the Daily CbtaLxlM dated
January 8th, the patients and attend
ants in Tombi camp, where the hos
pital is, then numbered 2800. ;
: Victoria, Jan. 12. The Canadian
government has accepted the j British
Columbia offer of i company of mount
ed scouts for the South African cam
paign. . . - .. .
London, Jan. 12. The apparently
well inforjmcd , correspondent 1 of . the
Morning, Post, saysi -
; The Boers strength, originally 30,
000. is now heavily augmented by .Cape
colonists, and enemy's fighting forces
may be faily estimated at 100,000 men
and 206 guns. The Boers are not com
pelled to guard their communications.
Their grass is good, crops are grow
ing, vegetables, cattle and sheep are
plenty, and game is abundant."
DIED OF WOUNDS.
London, Jan. iz It is officially an
nounced that the Earl of Ava has died
of his wounds,.
I BIDS VERE ACCEPTED
ASTLCM TBCSTEE8 AWARD . COX
' TRACTS FOR A TEAK'S BCPFL1E9.
Saeceuf al Bidder Wer Yesterday ?ToUaed
tfsny CUsaes of Goods Divided
'Among Vs. flows Merchants.
(From Daily, Jan. 14th.) 1
.The board of trustee for the insane
asylum has awarded the contracts for
supplies for that institution for the en
suing six months,, and notices were
vesterday sent out to the successful
bidders, while those, whose proposals
were not accepted, had their certified
checks returned. The contracts were
let to the following bidders: .
Flour Rickreall Milling Co., $2,020..
' Graham, bran and shortsJohnson
& Phillips, Scio, $757-50- .
Leather Brcyman Leather Co.,
bacco John ' Hughes, $660.97;
Wellcr Bros., $7M9; Harritt & Law
rence, $70.40. ' ;
'Vinegar G. Stolz, $96; WeMcr Bros.,
Beans Gilbert & Baker, $165; Har
ritt & Lawrcnec, $165. ' ,
Tea John Hughes, $750- I ; ,
Dry goods, clothing, etc. J. I. Dal
rymple, leier fc Frank, ; Goldstonc
Bros., Olds & King, and Flcischncr,
Mayer & Co. ; '
Crockery Damon Bros., . $48.05;
Harritt & Lawrence, $7-75; Yokoha
ma Tea Store, $18. so.
Tinning R.: M. Wade & Co., $7121;
Grav Bros., $11.45. - , . i
Oil and terpentine John Hughes,
$66.43; D. J. Fry. $205.75- '
Rolled oats Harritt & Lawrence,
$76.73; Wefltr Bros.. $168; Gilbert &
Baker. $110; John Hughes, $34-
Codec VVretlcr Bros., $725.25.
Prunes Gilbert & Baker, $543-7.''.
Syrup Gilbert & Baker, $7X0; Har
ritt & Lawrence, $64. 50. "'
; Groceries John Hughes, $168.10;
Gilbert & Baker, $198.55,; WellerBros.,
$112.15; 'Harritt & Lawrence, $73-64.v
Tin and granite ware R, M. - Wade
& Co., $59-55-.
Boots and ; shoes Krausse Bros.,
Spices Wcller Bros., $38.75; John
Hughes, $1.80. -
Brooms Waller Bros., $172.05.
Sugar John. Hughes, $1671.1
Hams John? Hughes, $408.75. .
Soap Ilarrilt & Lawrence, $175.59.
Cheese John .Hughes. $65.
Cutlery and pons Harritt & Law
rence, $8.50; Rl M. Wade & Co., $2.
Stationery Patton Bros., $69.60.
V Hardware Gray Bros., $.269,3 ,
Drugs D- J.l'ry, $875 5".
Meat E. C.Cross, beef and mutton,
$8-45 per 100 pounds.
Fish Steincr's market, ehinook. Syi
tents; steclhcads. 84c; halibut, 6c.
Chloro Naptholeum Harritt & Law
rence, $54. j
THE CLARK INVESTIGATION
MONTANA WITNESSES EXPOSE
Several Representatives from that State
Appear Before the Committee
WASHINGTON. Jan. 12. Doctor
Ector, j a dentist of Missoula, Mont.,
was the first witness before the Clark
investigating committee today. He
had participated in the campaign- in
Kavalli county in the interest of E. P.
Woods, demoeratic Candidate for the
letrislature. and who was a friend of
Clark's. - Ector said he had acted at the
instance of Bickford one of Clark's
managers Witness said Bickford had
promised , to pay him for his services,
but no specific sum had been mentioned.
A number of letters were read intend
ing to show that Bickford had been an
agent of Clark in the senatorial race. '
Cross-examination of the witness
nosttioncd until the defense" conld
look up the letters received from Ector..
Representative SuWvan, member of
Montana legislature , from, Granite
county, certified to having been ap
proached by Bickford in Helena pre
vious to the meeting of the legislature
and asked to vote for Clark.
"I said," the witness testified, "that
I might do so if there was enough in
it. lie said how much.. I said twenty
thousand. He then asked mc if half
that amount would not be enough, I
replied no, and we parted."
Sullivan said he met Bickford, who
suggested fifteen thousand. Witness
told Bickford he would not vote for
Clark under any circiimsanccs, and had
seen no more of him. i
Probably the most important witness
of the day was H. H. Garr, a member
of the' legislature who voted for Clark
for the senate. He is one of the men
in whose, name the money was turned
over to the state. Garr said that while
this money, $5000 in $1000 bills, had
ken shown to him by Whiteside and
he had marked the envelope contain
ing it. VllitPsidf llnrt tint si.t gnifldihrf
to him about voting for Clark and that
ne jiaa Kept nis promise to Conrad s
friends to' vote, for him as long as he
had a chance of election. He pro
nounced as untrue the report that he
had told Judge D. F. Smith that he
was to vote for Clark, and rrreiv SVWmn
for so doing.
KEEP REPUBLICANS ""iN POW-
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Cosjnopolis Enterprise. ''
Every man in business knows that
trade is better than when republican
were not in power. -;
DANGER TO TILE FRUIT CROP.
Pv.llman Herald. " A
A great danger Jies in these mild
sprinff-liV:fc davs in mid-winl rr a
they arc a menace to next year's fruit
The sweet potato is most commonlv
propagated, bv fneans of the buds" or
Ihoots from the root, which arc call-J
sets. The roots arcplanted in hotbeds,
and the- sets -which develop are' re
moved" and ' transplanted in the field.
SHELVING INVENTION TO SAVE
One of the best imechanical engineers
in New Orleans itold an interesting
story apropos' ot the tribulations of
inventors. "About three years ago,"
he said, "I got uj a little device , that :
greatly simplified the working of a cer- .
tain type of pump. I took out pat
ents that cost me! in the neighborhoods,
of $300 including the attorney's fees,
and finally subnjsittcil the" ?unjr o a y
big manufacturiifg , concern in the -'
North. The proprietors at once :on
ceded the. merit . of the invention and
offered me $50o down 2nd a royalty
of $1.25 onlcacll one used. Tlie jcash
payment amounted to nothing, for it !
really fell short jof covering my kimc
and expenses, bu thcrroyalty was gen-. ' t
erous, and T figucrd it out that it 1
would yield me an incbpie of $3.cwb or
$jooo for several bear8, perhaps longer; 1
it depended on .'how soon something
better entered the field. Accordingly 1
acccplcd the proposition and transfer
red all my righj.
"Now, ho.w much do you think I
actually received? Not a penny No,
I liaven't been cheated; at least all the
accounts have been perfectly straight. .
The trouble is tfcey never put the thing
on the market j They simply stuck ,
the' patents amf drawing in a pigeon
hole.' and thcrt it lays to this day.
Why did they do it. did you say To
save mOncy. Tae public is well suited
with their pumi as it stands, and it is
doi'.btful if they, could get any more
fori it with my improvement added,
such I a step wou'd merely cut ,lowh
the: net profit, sw they prefer to let well
enough alone. 1 It was necessary, of
course, to "gcjt my invention . safely
shelved or it .might have been taken (
p by a' rival, and the only . earthly rea
son for spending $500 on ' the thing
was to put it but of the way. It. was .
rather rough on mc to be sure, but tlic
experience wc. val'iab'e, an ! I won't
get! caught thit way aga:n, M'y , case
is' by ho mcns cxcciu-:nal,v cither.
Dozens of invijnloif1, all ocr the coun
havc had cxar!y the : s?nic experience."
New Orlcan T ines-Ui.mo;tat. .
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i ODDITIfjj I SAltM NMES
If yoi kecj your ryc3 open ' while '
walking aroiuil the strctt? ' of Salem
you can sec niany odd ebinbnations fw
the ! names of business men and their
trades, some rtf vvltich arc here given:
Barr, jewe'ln'. ':-::'.' " , :
, Bishop, s'i.ts.
Brown, hjp buyer.
Doty, fislif and game.
- Gray, .hardware.
1' ry. drugf. . k
Holmes, attorney. , - . ' .
Haas, drugs. -
Knox, pulmbcr. .
Ix-gg. moyicin. " !
Lacy, slifjics. . .
Ickwo4l. tyfe writer.
Rose," hop lwyer.' .
Savage, transfer company. ' .
Talkingtn; bureau; " .
Wade, ptws. ,
'.. Wiggin-4 racket store.
" : Wrighti-jconfectibnery.-.- ; .
; Whale, pianos. ; . -
ONLY ONE CLOUD.
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Yakima Republic. "
The s"bliine of prosperity is upon ,
the people bf the Yakima valley. The
only cloud In their sky is the low price
of hops. . " '
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MONEY IN i DAIRY FARMING.
I itancii -and Range. ' , .
" If conrptlent help could ' be secured,
dairy farming -would receive a great
imietus n this section, for it Is dis
tinctly profitable when managed with .
a fair degree of intelligence. . .'. .
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HOW TO SSAVE LEAKING SHIPS.
Air Pumped Into Cqmpartments. Will
t Drive the Water Out. r
On the Occasion of a ship sprins'inj;
a leak her pumps are set to work to
get ithe wafer out as fast as it comes.,
sayf Jhe American Machinist. ' 'Instead
of this, k s suggested that air pumps
be 'ised toj force air into the leaky "
conjipartnicit ami thus force the .water
back through the hole where it entered.
There is, it is remarked, a means of
expelling iatcr from -the filled com
oartments o obvious as to render it a
matter- of. fonder that engineering skill
has not pin)forward the plan, simply to
close the latches of the flooded com
partments ind drive the water out by
forcing air in, nor would it tnake the
slightest difference how large the holes, 7
might be In the bottom, as the water'
would be xpellcd'and kept out on the
same principle as the old-fas.hioncd
diving-belt , ' . ( v - '
FOODlELEMENTS IN FRUIT.
,.;:- ..- , ; : .' :
Sugar, .t,areh, gum, dextrine, pec
tine.' saccarifiable- ccllulosej1 organic
acids and othcr extractive matters are,
togclhejr f ith water,' the chief ciemenf.
in pulp fruits. The sngpr is assirnila
blcy and if a' food. Fruits which con
tain mostfof it, as benanas, dates and
ftg$, are ruc hydro-carbonated foods.
Extractive matters are nourishing, but
in fa less degree, as they arc not so di
gestible. JWith these and other excep
tions, hovievei. fruits, in the opinion of
Mi. Ballafd, are little nutritive, and
cannot be considered as foods. Tlicir
in ices whch please us by. their small
pr, acidity? are condiments rather than
foods. London Globe. r
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(row paying crop bAraane thcy'rs
frenh aud always ths best. Tor
ale everywhere. Rcfuao snhstltutcs.
Slick to Perry's Seeds an J prosper.
1900 Be4 Ancaat free. Writ tot II.
p, M. f E8RT & CO., Dct.-jit. Mich.