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SALEM, 'OREGON, TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 1900,
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Rumor. That Lord bandonald Has
Entered Ladysmith; .
TKE P.ETORT IS NOT ' CONFIRMED
Hard I IzbtlnR: brtvecn Oppoftifij Forces
ISritiah Troop tSIon ljr Gale' oa
; Tht-ir Iloer Opponent.
DURBAN, Natal, Jam 2-.-The
statement comes from, an - excellent
source in Pictermaritzburg, that Lord
Dimdona!d.. has entered Ladysmith
with 1600 men. This is not confirmed
from any other quarter. ut it is known
th.-.t Lord Dimdonald's flying .column
has been acting well to the lift of the
l:i:c or advance.
LONDON. IS ANXIOUS.
London, Jan. 23. (Tuesday, 4:15 a.
1.1.). General .-Duller lias f J reported
nothing of his j operations on Monday
r.nd tle official, and press intelligence I
leaves the British bivouacked, Sunday
night, on the groind they had won af
ter two days"' lighting. The war office
.. 1 1 r . 1 i tt
litiiivu cijiijwjtjj ui 01 me looDies at
midnight.: ' Apparently Lord Lans
liv.t,e was as naih w'.thout news ail of
yesterday as other persons were. 3L
Military . ire it assume thit fighting!
must nave taicli place, and tnat it was.
probably ; more evt re th'a: on the two
preceding days.' General Puller would
not. be likely bi give the Boers leisure
t ad-1 to their elaborate entrench
ments, to arrange their artillery and to
concentrate tliCii forces. The special
correspondents jctt Sunday night were
allowed to send tJtj a-inotmrcment that
the battle woMld '.almost certainly be
resumed 'on the following day, and
hence the official and popular anxiety
is at a high tension. ' " i "
DIFFICULT WORK. 1
Ixmdon. Jan. 23. The Daily Mail
has the following, dated Sunday night;
iroMi Spearman's Camp: -
"There has been hot fighting all day.
At dawn onr attack was resumed along
the -entire line, all brigades taking part.
We soon discovered that the Boers still
occupied the' rr.nge of hilis in force,
their position being rery strong. To
day the Boer j who were driven from
their trenches yesterday took cover in
dongas and behind rocks. The forces,
therefore, commenced driving them out
early this morning. Much firing took
place and our progress wasL slow, ! but
gradually the eneniy felf, back to an
other kopie. We swarmed on and 'oc
cupied it and then the attack recom
menced with tlx- utmost, gallantry: 'The
country -simply j abounds in hills favor
able to guciill.t warfare, and our task
is an arduous one. Whenever ricmies
wire observed taking up a fresh posi
tion, our field lotteries poured in show
ers of shrapncli The-.enemies were on
the defensive almost the entire day,
save once w licit they attempted to out
rank our left ! and were checkmated.
The battle wfll j be resumed tomorrow."
tiii: loss f.s.
. 1-ondon, jan. J3. just before mid
ntjjht the wat oJTicc isstscd th? following
dispatch froth General" Buller: !
'"Spearr.ianU Camp, Jan. 22, 6 p. m.
Acts gently on the .
JKTl D EYSi Ll YEB
riFANSES THE 5VSTEM
" Sf ifrTIIAtl
T5 ton... oer
CUT TM 6NVINt-MNTO Oy
T.te-Iol;ow,ng casualties re reported
in Ueneral Hart's brigade, as a result
ot yesterday's fighting: t -Killed
Caiitain Ryall, Vbrkshire
regiment, and five men.- Wounded-4-Second
Lieutenant Andrews. ; Border
regiment; Captain Maclaughlan, En
niSKillens ; Lieutenant Barlow. York
shire regiment, and seventy-five men.
Missing Three men. Other casual
ties will be forwarded when received."
The foregoing was all the war office
had issued tip to midnight. Nothing
therefore is known here as -yet regard
ing , Monday's operations. ; ' .
WILL BE H ELD.
Sterkstrom, Jan. 22. Commandant
Oliver threatens to detain, as "prison
ers of war, any newspaper correspond
ents captured by his forces.
TEN PER DAY.
.London, . Jan. . 22 Reinforcements,
aggregating 5000 or more, have reach
ed Cape Town during the st three
days. At Ladysmith the deaths from
enteric fever and dysentery average ten
per day. '
7 SLOW PROGRESS.
. London. Jan. 23 The Daily Chron
icle has received the following, dated
January 22, ll p. en., frdm Spearman's
Csmp: : -1 , ; . , f :
"The Boers admit 21 casualties dur
ing General Lyttlctdn's skirmish, on
Saturday. General Warren continues
pushing, though he-is necessary mak
ing very slow progress as the tiocrs are
numerous and strongly entrenched.
Our infantry are working over parallel
ridges with Lord Dundotlald's eaj-alry
lying well out on the leti flank, and
awaiting xleveloptnents. The Boers
contest every inch of ground.";
THE PAPER TRUSTS
Decision by the Unitcl States Supreme
Court Rendered Yesterday.
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.Washington,. Jan. 22. A decision
was rendered in the United States su
preme court today, in the ease of Harry
W, Dickerman vs. the Northern Trust
Company. ; This was a bill, in -equity,
filed in, the circuit court for the North
ern district of Iilimois, by the trust com
pany, against the, Columbia Straw Pa
per Company, to foreclose a trust
deed of thirty-nine paper mill proper
ties located in nine different, states.
The court of appeals for the seventh
circuit t issued a .decree allowing the
foreclosure and, sale, and this decree
was .affirmed by today's opinion In
passing upon the case Justice! Brown
took cognizance of 'the' organization oS
the paner trustj Justice Brown held,
however, that "the purpose for which
was orjginaiiy organ
become a material in-
ized could : not
THE CLARK CASE.
Washington. Jan. 22. In the
investigation today, Patrick W.
rav. a member; of the Montana
lature, testified that Gallick, a support
er of Clark, had on two 'occasions held
up his hands and spread out his fingers
and -thumbs, saying that he (witness)
could have that for his vote if cast for
Clark for the senaieJ
. . . . r . . ir t I.- . 1 T 1:..
ViN- J i DrV i I'.. V; i inuu5, liv
ing east of Salem, was yesterday ex
amined as to his sanity, upon com
plaint of a neighbor, on whom he made
a vicious attack. Judge Terrell found
Krebbs was insane and committed him
to the asylum, 1 He is 62 years old.
WILL RAISE SntLP AND COATS.
This Important Industry Is Looking
up in th? Willamette Valley.
Some . Importations.
The sheep and gott industry in .the
Willamette valley is on the ascendency.
It is both an important and a profitable
1 oc-ir-oa nrl manv vallciy farmers arej
becoming interested - therein. On
commendable disposition that Jias
been thus tar exhibited on the part of
breeders, is the desire tp handle only
.1,- ltt breeds . Farmers seem mdis-
J posed to engage in the business with
merely a handful of scalar, unproduc
tive animals ana are coruci j
breed the thoroughbred and registered
tItkwaS not fcng sincej that . David
EarlV, of tlie Waldo Hills received a
big shipment frf"4hproughbred Angora
goats from Idaho. .- . - f ., :
Henry B. Thieisen. ck this city, goes
to Portland this morning where he
11 .irtnaH ninnbJnne v.iij
Will I ti l l A- ,j ,
1 f ihnrouehbred TCRisterca
;hrnn!iire sheen, with which
stock" bis iarm near
from Craig &
Stevenson, of Kice 2Ke-, ' ; Vwtv
Mr. Thieisen recently PrJhAed
fmtr head ci thoroughbred
goats which be has already placed on
liis farm. He expects to receive an
olher Sload of registered sheep later
in the season, i - ' it :!
WHY NOT OREGON MARBLE?
-Kcv. C. Aldcrson. of this city, says
there is a marble quarry .a few miles
wJst of Grams Pass.n in Josephine
county H was. worked several years
ago? Sid Mr. Aldcrson visited the
nuarry while it was in operation- .lie
?"g?eysts that it would be very . appw
miate for the cornerstone., the new
government post-ofilceuild.ng to be
cSeThere to be taken , Irom n.j
cuarry-say nine or morej cubi fcctof
Oregon marblft- It ould be a good
thing !or the loard of trade of his
city or some other body representee
of Salem's business intesto uVe
,he matter m band.;- J
so approves of the idea that iias tcen
dvanceil that the entire budding
shouFd be composed .of Oregon grown
He Is Entertained at the Man.
slon of Perry Belmont. ;
NEW YORK DEMOCRATS COMPIAIN
Thfj Fear th Coantrj Tl'IU Believe ?hy
Have Adopted Stiver l"rt T
. . of Their Creed. ,- " .
NEW YORIs Jan. 22. W. J. Bry
an was the guest of honor at a dinner,
given by O. P. H. Belmont tonight, at
his residence oni Fifth Avenue. The
dinner was private, no reporters being
admitted, and , to pencilled notes, Mr.
Belmont made Teply: 1
"There will benothing during or af
ter the' dinner for publication. The
dinner is purely a social affair, and of
no public interest."
Bryan was theonly guest of nation
al prominence, but the big men in Tam
many Hall were: present.
"'Bryan, will spend tomorrow in New.
York and in the evening will be the
guest of John W, Kellar, president of
the democratic' club, at that club. .This
dinner is Understood to . mean that
Bryan and the Tammany organization
are in complete : harmony. On Wed
nesday night Bryan is to address a
meeting in Jersey City. ' Congressman
Daly and Robert Davis, of New Jer
sey, have sought to i:iduce Bryan to
drop silver in hi!s New Jersey sieech,
and it was thomght they had made
some impression on the Nebraskan,
but he said tmiay:
I intend to discuss all three living
issues of the day money, trusts and
imperialism in my speeches."
. A CAUTION.
New York, Jan. 22. A letter, signed
by John Fox, fofnier ; president Uf fl?e
democratic club, and now liKmber - of
the board of. governors; Robert 13.
Roosevelt," and John F Doyle, was
sent ionight to John W. Kellar, presi
dent of the dcnicratic clcb, who had
invited W. J. Bryan to dine with, him
and a party of friends at the democratic
club tonight. The letter says,:
"While.it is yotir unquestioned right
to invjte any gentleman, who may
choose to become your guest at the
cimb, yet. under existing circumstances,
we.greatiy tear that your act will tc
construed by the public as an act of the
club,-should you give such a dinner to
this distinguished -guest without affirm
atively disclainiiiig such intention on
the part of the club. .We :fconld much
regret if what you propose to do should
be construed throughout the country
as a political endorsement, by the dem
ocratic club, of the presidential candi
dacy, at this time, of Mr.' Bryan."
The letter calls attention to the acri
moniousi correspondence of lat April,
between Bryan and " Perry Belmont,
then pt?esident oT the club, growing out
of Bryan's declination of. the club's in
vitation to the Jefferson Day banquet.
The letter continues:
"It may be fairly interred from the;
foregoing that, if you were not con-,
sidered by Bryan as "an avowed be
liever in lm doctfine of free, and un
limited silver coinage at the rate .of 16
Scrofula, a Vile
Scrofula is the most obstinate of blood
troubles, and is oftenthe result of an
inherited taint in '.the blood. S. S. S.
is the . only remedy which goes deep
enough to roach Scrofula; it forces out
every trace of tha disease, and cures
tho worst cases. ' . .. ; ,.;
My son, Charlie, wm fl!leted ffomanfaaey.
with Scrofula, and he sailered m teat It wil
InjpossiWe lo dress him
tor three year. Die
fccad and body trere- a
mass of sores, and hl
ryesight also becaae
itTeetod. To treatmenl
was spared that we
thought would rellere
htm. but he fcrew worse?,
hi. ttrn w..-..
Indeed itttblc. I lial,y' J
almost eeplred of hta
r.r ltnir tured. whn r
l th aAvitv at a friend .
we pie hirr S. S. 8.
eldod impn-emnt was the Teilt,ad after
1 . - I .. . M n fe-CL r. n tna ba knflf
HP IWI u-i.ru . '(...rn -- .... .-. ..-- - ' .
cf hi former dreadful eondltloa wor I1 fr
reeoirnlwt hiin. All the aore on hi hod r
have healed, his kla is perfectly etear and
unionth. and he haa been restored to pert-scl
" ' 50 lm fct iiacon, Ua.
For "real blood troobles It is a "waste
of tim to expect cure from the doe-tors.-
Blood diseases axe beyond their
Skill. Swift's Specific, . j
reaches oil deep-seated eases which
other reanedies bare no effect upon., Jt
U the only blood remedy guaranteed
purely vegetable, and contains fio:pot
ash i mercury, or other mineral. V
Books mailed free to any address by
Swift Specific Co., AtlauU. Ga,
to 1, he would also have declined' vour
invitation on the ground tnat no party
i ' t lj . ' 1 f . "
4uisuitj is 10 ue-cenvea irom a po
., ... .
inicai tcommunion wnn you at tne tiem
ocratic club. We don't believe in the
wisdoni of free. coinage at that ratio.
"W sincerely urge you not to do
anything which would tend to forestall
the action of the next democratic na
tional) convention."; -
Regarding the letter,- John W. - Kel
lar said: "J have said again and again
ilut my dinner to Bryan is that of one
private gentleman to another. No, I
don't think that the . West znl South
will Understand the dinner to mean
that the democratic club accepts Bry
an's Silver views." i , ,
. j THE MARKETS.
Portland. Jan. 22. Wheat, Walla
Walla,1 5'ageic; Valley, 4n 50c; Blue
stem, :52c. s- ,
Chicago, Jan. 22. Clo?e May-wheat,'
66!vJ; cormjlc; oats, itfic. ;
Cash wheat No. 2 red, hjfnt&c; No.;
2 hard winter, 64c; No. 2 Nortliern
I'ork, ?io.i7; iard, $5. 02; ribs, $$.77.'
San: Francisco. Jan. 22. Wheat easy;
May, i.ooj; cash, 97c. .
TURNER IS WRATHY
W A SHINGTON S ENATO R
ON THE WAR,
lie Fears Pauperizing Amerttan La
bor1 by Making the Filipinos Citi- ,
zens Has a Nice Plaii.
WASHINGTON. Jan.! 22 Sena
tor Turner, of Washington, speaking
today in the senate of the South Afri
can war. said: '
"Tn other days our sympathy for
the South African republic would
have Ibcen expressed through gttvern
n'enta1! channels. -But now the ghost
of lil erty, murdered 'in' the Philippines,
starttlai in the way. 'We can't even pre
serve ja i decent neutrality bctvifeeh , thi.
heroic people and their assailants.. ' It
is yet permitted to us, however, as indi
viduals, to "avert our eyes. and as
these moble men go! down to death' and
oMivion to' say to them, as I now do.
'.though the lat survivors of, an hero
ic age. hail and farewell' ".
Turner, af::r a brief legal and consti
tution.il' argument bearing tipon the
status! of the -.United States in the
Philippines, made a point that the an
nexation of tlic . Pltilippincs would de-
ibruich the citizenship of ijie country.
"Tlie Filipinos," he sajd. "will have
al the; privileges ,of- citizens of the
United States to themselves and their
products. This wajild be to pauperize
the labor of the countrvi to put 10.000.-
ptiO umlci'-paid and under-fed Filipinos
?gainit the mechanic, artisan and la
boring man of this land,"
Tt?me"r in conclusrojx saul that every
body knew the declaration by con
gress !of its. purpose to confer self-government
.'on the: Filipinos would they
stop the war instantly, and eloquently
urged; the adoption of -such a declara
tion. ' ' :,.. ,
"If we now give them justice,'' we
will have done more for their mental,
moral arid political regeneration, and
for all their kindred races, than we
could do in a hundred years of politi
caf connnunion and association."
BIG FIRE IN EAST PORTLAND.
At the hour! of gfing to press, 4
o'clock on Tuesday, Jan. 23d, a great
fire is rnging in" East Portland, threat
ening the whole business a;id manu
facturing district of the East . Side. It
started in the Standard Oil Co's building-
:-. 1 J : I . " .
MARRIED IN PORTLAND.
Portland. Jan. 22. John Fox, col
lector of Customs at Astoria, was mar
ried today at the Imperial hotel to Miss
Gussw Gray of Astoria, daughter of
Judge J. II. D. Gray of Clatsop coun
ty. , THE ROBERTS CASE.
Washington, Jan. 22. The jrote on
the Roberts cae will be taken in the
house; on Thursday. J
THE' WHEAT i QUOTATION
The Quotation for wheat at the' j Salem
Flouring Mills yesterday indicated a
falling off of Yi cent from that which
has been offered for several weeks past.
The quotation now j stands at 39rA
cents but there is practically nothing
doing at the Salem: ofiice. The ntmor,
current here to the effect that t3e mills
will be rebuilt in the spring, Rtjll lacks
official-confirmatiori. It is safe to pre
sume,i however, that the mills Will be
constructed but any definite information
will hardly be available, before the re
tarn ijaf the president of the milling
company, Mr. Wilcox, who is now in
Southern California. 'j He is expected
to tcturu to Oregon about February
TO VISIT . SCHOOLS. Prof. J.
If. Ackerman leaves tivis morning for
Portland on a business visit. From
that place be goes to. visit several pii4
lic schools on the ! West 1 side. leing
billed f be at the jsrhool at Hillsboro
on Wednesday (tomorrow), at Forest
Grove on Thursday, and at MeMinn
villc on Priday. - This will "3 tist about
finish up the West jside for this present
school year. On Saturday he will -prob-
3l1v attend a local teachers meeting
ia Si-! John, arrangements lor which are
ncwr i being made : In all of these
meetings" he will orgc the me of the
state course of study, which, he says,
is now thoroughly established, and on
which no complaints are being heard.
Representative S. 0. Ifawson, of
' Gilliam County, Is Dead.
SUICIDED IN A PORTLAND HOTEL
Waa Defendant lam Sensational Divorce
SultTtie .let Appear to Have
Hcem Premeditated. .ft
PORTLAND. Or.. Jan. - ii Sidney
G- Hawson, of Arlington, a member lot
the lower house of the legiskttui of
if'f, from Gilliam .''county, .purpdfely
shot liimse! through the heart in his
room in the Esmond hotel, in this city,
shortly after z o'clock this afternoon.
The Portland Telegram, of last ev
ening, gives the following details re
garding the unfortunate afiai'r:v -
"Hawson came here a little moVc"
than a week ago to answer in a divorce
suit instituted by his wife. 'Hie
suit attracted considerable attention,
on account of the well-known- parties
who were interested.
"For a week Hawson has been at
the Esmond, and inost of the time has
been drinking. He was sober -today,
however, when he; appeared in tlie of-
" " A
Hl).l:V it. II.VHSON.
lice of the hotel. ) about 2 o'clock, and
asked Manager Andersonj mif-; his bill
was paid up in hill. until today. Being
informed thaC.it was. he turned to gj to.
the elevator. reiuc-sting Mr. And.e"f-on
to call him"ifor the 3 o'clock bus, as Ire
Wished to take the 3:45 tram lor home.
Going up on the elevator he. handed
the elevator, boy 1,45 cents, and asked
him .to come in his room and tie up
sonic papers fr hi.m. The boy took
the elevator back to "the lower llobr,
and then returnc't.l to Hawson's room,
where he ifound the occupant removing,
hi? overcoat. ; 'f:he boy went into the
front part of tlie toom.to tie up the; pa
pers ' jut a-s I Jaivson l;iid down .an
the bed. The n-xt instant the-sound'
of a pistol vvps hjrard, andj-the boy ran
from the room find down ..stairs, cry
ing .iput that the 'man had shut , him
felf. Mr. Anderson hurriel to the
room to fiiftl the irnan already dead. .
"The pistol uspd was -a- ,'Smith-", &.
Wesson . whicli iwas new, the price
tag. yet being on i it. . A box of poison
was aUo found'' among Hawson's ef
fects, which would " indicate .that he
had at first contemplated poison.
"Two letters Svcrc .-found on bis
person. Une was addressed to , his
brother at Arlington. The other was
to Judfre Ciclaml. Both were sealed
and tre now in I the possession , of the
coroner; who.-will deliver them to the
owners- The contents eannot be. as
certained until t'icn.
''.Ralph Ross, the elevator boy wlip
The Future of
A child's life may r be
blighted by the diseases of.
youth, .such as Rickets,
which b chzracterized by
weaK bones or crooked
spine, and inability to stand
or walk steadily, or Maras
mus, that - wasting disease
characterized by - paleness
snd crriaciation, or Scrofula,
a constitutional disease t of
the jglands ;and neck. 7;.
of pare Cod-Uvcx 01! with Hvpo
phopWk. ef Lime and Soda win
prevent and cure these diseases.
It supiXu just the material needed
to . fenn sirong bones, rich red
fclocd and solid flesh. It wtU also
rech the iriaht through the mcth
tft rr.uk, and be of the greatest
btncf.t to both. - '.:
At all dnrl' ; $ac and f .00
EfXlTT & W N fc. CLeiBiMa, New York.
was in the5 room when the fatal shot
was fired, says that Hawoii"was appar
ently not excited, fand in a good .hu-
. 'tt -. . . :l . 1 . 4. -1 t .
row afternoon. .' i : ; '.
"Iiji the divorce proceeding the wife
allegpd cruel treatment and habitual in
toxication.' Frank Hurlburt. rassist
ant ' tashier -of -the: 'Arlington National
bank,, was co-respondent in the case.
"Hawson was a: slight, young-looking
man; of nervous temperament "and
evident business capacity. Although
not looking to be over M ori5 .yeas
cf age. he testified that he cante to this
country from England in 1SS6. and
had icontracled the drinking habit three
or f6ur years before that. His wife
knevf--of it when she married him. He
drank a good deal at time, but was
neveir incapacitated from aitending to
business; He was a member of the
'egf'flaturc cf ijSh).
"Mrs. Hawson jixiks under .10. and
is tall, slim and rather a good-looking
wrnt.m. ?with a tj'.iict ikiiicnu'i'.
. "In iKJ Hawson went to Arlington
to' take charge o! the Mnodv wool
warehouse, " and r the plaintitT then
livcij there. bein;g employed in the
Farm?'-, house where . roo.rted and
boarded, so that he knew about his
drinking 'habit, wliiclr he had t!
She married hitm j however, in
"and jtme child was born, now
8 yehrs old. In i8- another
a infl. wasr born, but Hawson
tin" parentage of.ihis one.
'MjTawson said lie secured the-' posi
tion j for Hurlburt. iand they became in
timAfe'; friends, and on Hurlburt com
jlaiMing of his bj3r;ingdioiiie, Jlj aw
son invited Hurllmrt to becoutle a meni
bef il his -familv. Ivhtch he did' in 1802,
livinj? .there till October, iSS. He
had 'suspected thej intimacy for a long
imc but said liltle about it. so as (o
nrevrnt a scandal and becane . he
lid hot want .to, freak with MurliMin
could get hi affair
in sH.ipe. sell . hi property
b.is :) aim Iv a way
Finally he and
lHirll nrt had
a 1iitncss tiKagrcenieuf,
and Hurlburt left
h-s house.- but" after
hat ,v isncd it -tit
At ditTerenf tinies on retiring, Hawso.i
ircHwd Jiis-wife jof being untrue to
him. and sometinles she would sob
herself to. sleep. 'hu ' at other .times
would pass the mjiifcr- off'
ever' rcented the ac-
'.f sal ion.
the j sensational
siM'ne-v i. -uaivvsoii wars nnnr in
Sheftield. Fiigl,ini. in iSti.j. smd crone
to' Oregon-in' i?Wf.si:.icc which time he
has lived in Gillijim cou'nly- In t)t;
he was elected ciy recorder of Arlingrf
te-n.-.and'-was for fa- number of years .k.
im-mbcr of the sdhool board of that
district. In l.v-?)t, he was rho,;en:
rhsirmati' r.-f the ' county "riiilli.-
central committer-. in tic
nominated by the. republicans for,np-
re Mutative, ami flccled by-"a. liand
sou'c -majority, serving during" the spec
ial session of and the regular ses
sion f iKoo. . I Tc i- as noted for the earn
estness with whicjh he sujj)orted incls
ures he favored. lie was chairman "f
:he India"ri atTairs committee. His
principal bill v.sas one asking the
state to aprnprlaie $4i?oo for an ex
periment in boritg artesian 'w-lls- in
irid : coi'utks of Jthc state. : The bill
nasscd . the luiuse btit. -wat pitceoii-Tuded
in the senate. He also had a bill in
lended to raise tic Hnuor license from
3400 to $iox)peryear, which met - an
untimely fate. ; j -
SIHPMtNTi Or POTATUtS.
Many Carloads bf Spuds Are, Being
'-Shipped Weekly from SalvJU
. Scarcity of Cars. . I -
Urnr liat -il4iv lifpn oni" fif- thf
principal points fin. the valley from
which - farm J products arc shipped.
1 lie sniprneui-s 01 poiaioes .iruin mis
po5t during thq pat seascrn and -at
the present timc surpass all prcviou-t
records. Shippers exptiience .great
inconvenience inf their inability to sc
rure cars,'f-uitable fr shipping, as rap
;d!y as they arci needed. At points
ihTough, the Willamette valley tlie
Southern Pacific! Company now ha
tbout' thirty unfilled carders for ' cars.
Thecompany "fipds it impossible to
stipi?ly: the demand for cars. In ?diip
ping liny great distance, shippers cfcn
nA use the ordipary.box car owing to
the danger from frost- It requires
ehlut : refrigerator or fruit Jears :j to
fafrly -.'hip potatoes. , ,
The principal shippers of uds
from Salem, are II. S. Gile & Com
paiiy. of this city, and Page & Sons'. 1 of
Portland. Potatoes arc vcTy plentiful
in this locality and can be had for hhip
ring at from 22 let 25 cents per bu.ihel.
Large shipments have been made this
reason to Ios Angeles' and other Cali
fornia" point. . i" - i !.
WANT HOMES State Land
Agent L. B. Gcer returned yesterday
from The Dalle and other pointy in
Wasco county, whither he" has gone to
look -after the state's interests , -in the
matter of several .tracts of farming
land-rwned by the school land board,
collecting the rents etc. He report,
that many eastern people are.co-ming
irtto the state with a view of locating
arid building homes. While co-ming
down from Eastern Oregon on thi..
trip he fell in , with a number of .thehc
homeseckers, among them being a par
ty -from Missouri, who were looking
for stock and sheep ranches; Mr.
Gcer advised them to "go to '.Southern
Oregon, in Douglas and Jackson
counties, where, he believed, they
would find what they desired. Others,
ipon.bis. recommendation, went t t
different 'points in the valley, and it h
likely the state will be enabled to sell
ronsiderable of its farmipg land to
this class of immigrants
and manuiatiuicu -