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WEEKLY OREGON' STATESMAN, TUESDAY, JANUARY 30; 1900..
News from Ore-1
WOOL WILL BE HIGH.
Forest Grove Times: ,
J. W. Bailey, Food and Dairy Com
missioner, was a ; southlound vpasstn-iivx-
yesterday morning. He gave it as
lit opinion that before long woo!
would be worth 20 cents a xmrul and
perhaps , more. .The reason for , this
conclusion is: the Met , that front all
i lie wool centers came . reports of a
scarcity of that commodity.
' ' . . .
A STACK OF MONEY.
Tillamorik Headlight: 1
The amount erf cheese manufacture.!
In .Tillamook coimty last year is esti
mated at 'three f hundred- tons, "which
, brought $74,000 into the county; and
that of butter Js estimated at two httn
lrcl tons, representing $.100,000 for the
roan u fact trre of'that article. As to cat
tle, over three, thosusand head have been
"sold and driven--out of the country,
Winging a return of 53,000. .
CHEAP ;FARE PAYS. . !
Mc Misnnville TelephoruRegiVrr:
It is stated on good authority that
the Astoria and i Columbia Kiver rail
road is making, m'ore clear money with
the fare from Portland to Astoria at
twenty-five cents than it did at . four
dollar?;. The distance's about too
eiidlcton .-Eaist Orcgonian: 1
A movement is on foot among Athe
na parties -looking to the formation of
an electric powcf company at that
point. The Walla Walla river will be
harnessed td furnish the power, and , it
is the intention I of the promoters to
build the' power (house at Ahe forks of
that river, somei seven or eight miles
from Milton. It is stated as a positive
fact that the site has already been se
ared and that the arranging of y. few
minor details is fall that stands in the
way of a commencement of uperations
in building. The promoters of I he en
terprise are Joseph France, T. J. Kirk
and C A. Barrett, three well-known-Atlieiia"
men. ' ' "
It is claimed, tliat 2000 horsepower
can be sectireil. and at a cost much low
er than half that amount of power can be
secured otherwise. The condition of
the river at the point selected is most
favorable. It is ; proposed that Athena
Miall be the first jjoint to receive pow
er. Arrangement -will be made to light
the town and also furnish motive pow
er for the large flouring mill at that
place. It is further claimed that suffi
cient power can! be secured to furnish
Walla Walla and all the surrounding
.towns of that part with electric power
in abundance. j
Articles of incorporation of the com
pany will soon 1 put on record, so its
promoters say. its1 .
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NEED A' RAILROAD.
The steamer W. H. Harrison is ex
pected in from Tillamook today, bririg
ngni general cargo, , unless the sea
proves1 to be ipo fough.. jt, present,
however, indications" are' quite favor
able. This .will be the first boat be
tween Astoria and Tillamook t within
five weeks. Last;, night's Telegram
says that, the non-arrival of steamers
from Tillamook for so long a time has
trreatly affected the supply of butter in
iVirtland. and 'quantities have been im
ported from California. -The, Portland
market draws a, great deal ! of butter
front the' creameries in the,.vicini'y of
Tillamook. 1 . t f r
A JUVENILE CYNIC ;
'Why should they tell, us there is a
Santa Claus, if there isn't?" asked the
amiable boy.:'. ., y -. ;:' l.-i
"That's easy,) answered the urchin.
"Foiks want somebody .tot lay the
blame on if you don't get the kind of
presents you wanted. Washington
i - - "
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Mrs. H. ' T Salisbury, of 1 1
Follett Street, Pawtucket, R. I.,
says: . ....... - , . . ;
V About eight years ago, I was
taken with nervous 5 prostration
which was followed by a partial
paralysis of the lower limbs. The
doctor called it locomotor ataxiai
I could not direct my steps, and I
would often fell down. I tried
many remedies but was not bene
fited until I began-taking Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills for Pale
' People. ." . ' i : ?
Severaroctors had told me that
there was no cure for my trouble,
but my improvement continued
and I took the pills steadily for
two years. At the end of that
time I fiad regained full control of
my limbs. The pain left me and
jias never returned. --
Mrs. H. T. Salisbury, 1
Subscribed and sworn to before
me this 21st day of August,' 1899.
'..'.'.' 1 - Carlos L. Rogers,
; , Notary Public.
Dr. "vTmiams' Pink Pill for Pale People
contain, in condensed form, all fke ele
ments necessary to give new life and richness
to the blood and restore -shattered nerves.
They are an unfailing speciiic for each dis
eases as locomotor ataxia, partial paralysis,
St. Vitus' dame, sciatica, neuralgia rbeo
matiHin, nervous headache, the after-cftecUof
la crippe, palpitation of' the heart, pale and
sallow, complexions, all forms ot weakness
either in male or female.
Or. Williams' Pink Pin, fa, pa( paaB ara never
SoM bjthe Sores erhaaSrsa. But always is saek
ages. Atsll druggists, sr direct from the Or. Wil
liams Madiaaa Company. Schenectady. M. Y.. 60
cents ser sex, 6 boxes S 2.60.. ,
j WILL CUT ITS 6WN TIMBER.
iWeyerhauser Syndicate ' to Move
Many Lumber Mills at Seattle.
The recent purchase of 1,000,000
acres of Washington timber lands from
the Northern Pacific by the Weyer
hauer syndicate was not, according
to the direct information of Eastern
luniietmn. with the view of holding
the land for speculative purposes; but
the primary object was to find a loca
tion for the thirty or more lumber
mills owned by the syndicate operating
in . the Mississippi valley, where the
timber is becoming scarce. That "these
mills will be moved one by. one to the
new acquisition on the coast as rapidly
as the timber in sight at the present
locations is exhausted is the. general
belief of all Mississippi valley lumber
men, t ' ,.' ..- ;- .
Among the most prominent ; in this
trade in the East arc James McCros
sen, of Wausau' Wis., and ; T. U. Cur
ran Sc Son, of Rhinelantler, Wis., who
has hirived anil are at the Butler.
They are here for the purpose of se
curing timber lands, on which they
will locatetimbcr mills and engage in
the manufacturing business. Both are
"We are forced out .of the white pine
forests of Wisconsin on account of
the scarcity of timber." said Mr. Mc
Crosscn. "The coming . timber dis
tricts of, the world is on the North Pa
cific coast, and lumbermen all over
the United States are aware f it A
'few 'years ago we brought timber lands
in this state for speculation, but it is
not so now. A majority of the East
ern lumbermen who have made recent
ptrrchnses of timber land here did not
buy ior speculation, but to have a place
to move their mills when, within a
year or so at longest, their, home sup
ply of timber will be exhausted.
'There will be an enormous number
of lumber mills come to the coast
within a few years. The Weyerhauser
purchase hung fire so long. Mr. Weyer
hauser told me, because the Northern
Pacific asked thdi it be perpetually
given the manufactured product to
haul. Mr. Weyerhauser, would only
make a contract giving.it the product
for fortv years.
"A greater portion of the AVcyer
hauser purchase in this state will -be
used vp by their own mills, now oper
ating in the Mississippi valley: Twenty
or more., of . their mills will be moved
here within a few years, as their visi
ble, home" supply gives out. There are
many millmen in the Eas who are
looking to find timVC .la.ikl. on the
coast. Like ourselves, they are wind
ing up their business preparatory to
coming out here. All who can will lo
cale plants. ,
"For my own part. T am desirous of
securing a tract on which to locate a
large mill. We have ample capital be
hind us to get what we want, if it is in
ALWAYS A LOSS.
A strike of piano-makers in Chicago
has ended without any change in the
situation except that both' sides com
bined have lost $2,000,060 by the inter
ruption to business.
: I- ' " ' : ' '
A NEW WAR WEAPON. r
"T.. .K- rttnAl nt. .r the wcisht of
the new automatic machine gun under
experiment in the .United. 5iaies army.
It fires "4 so shots a minute, and can be
carried by one man. - s "
.Eureka Harness OH Is the best
preservative ot new leather
and the best renovator of oUl
leather. Ittl, softens, black
Ana nd protects. Use '
oa roar be V?"T.
etop.iMi iwy i 1
to 0 re n.lkoa. IT
t on. fj
nm. and roar rmrrr -7; 'r
will not "Oiy kx
lotivr. Sold -vrj--nTP 1
tisn from nan in "
GIVES : DP HIS JOB
A- KAY., Or rOKTLAXD, RESIGNS AS
' SALES AUEXT or O. H. G. A.
TUc Executive Cosniaitte Has No Yet
ruled the Vacancy Meetioe Held
la ISmleoa Testerday. "
(From Daily, Jan. 27th.) :
The executive committee of the Ore
gon Hop Growers Association held a
meeting atjt$e Willamette hot eb in this
c-y ' yesterday. EnC the proceedings
of the meeting have been kept abso
lutely secret.? '
'' The committee comprises Dr. j. W.
Hill, of: Portland; Mr. Bryant, of Al
bany; Geo. B. Hovenden, cif Hubbard,
and James i Winstanley, of Salem, all of
whom were f present- The committee
held a short,- session in the forenoon
and quite I as extended conference in
the afternoon. Dr. Hill and Mr. Hov
enden departing for their homes on the
Shasta , expruss.
When seen .after the meeting had ad
journed, Mt Winstanler refused to
gjS c out -any infoVmation whatever,
concerning ; the meeting, save to say
that the resignatirt ofeA- J. Ray, sales
agent ' for the association, " had been
presented and accepted. ' No one was
named to fdl the vacancy, but Messrs.
Bryant and Winstanley, of the execu
tive committee,' .will look after this par
In refutation of the report that has
been circulated .in this locality to the
effect that the association had been un
able to do any business with Eastern
brokers, Mr. f Winstanley says the Sa
lem ofiice recently received an offer
from a New; York broker, through a
Portland agent, for 516 bales, at prices
ranging from 5 tu 7 cents. The offer
was rejected -for a number, of reasons,
principally because the price was not
A telegram was received in this city
from M. L. Jones, yesterday, announc
ing his departure for. home. . He is ex
pected to reach his home at Brooks
The condition of the hop market in
New York state is shown by the fol
lowing: ; -
The Waterville Hop Reporter of
January i6tU, says: "A trip among the
buyers this rooming was without re
sults so far as sales or transactions are
concerned. .A grower or two . was
found talkingjidly with the merchants,
but none wiflt hops to sell. But very
few hops rertiam in first hands and
with no desire' on either side to do bus
iness the market is about as dull as
could be imagined."
The Cobleskill Times, of January
tith, 'says: '"The hop market has ex
perienced qiiite a boom during the past
week, and a larger business is reported
than has been done since early in No
vember. John Hutt has made sa large
number of purchases (17J bales). The
last named were first-class quality. He
paid 7 to 9 cents. In addition to the
purchases made by Mr. Hutt, W. M.
J Richardson bought Frank Van Deu-
. 1 .iff . t
sens crop oitjj oaies at o cents, anu
O. Diefendorf's crop at Gardnersville.
E. A., Karkeif has been in the market
also. Among5 the lots bought by him
are three Seward crops, Jolyt Stern
berg', 20 bales at 7 cents;. Peter Borst's
20 bales at 6 cents; John Delop's, 13
bales at 7 cents. Dornet has. also
bought a couple of lots at 7 to 8 cents."
' ' 'i
Valentine Loewi's Producers Price
Current (New York) in the issue of
January 20th, (says:
Receipts fof week ; . 2,743
Receipts from: Sept. 66,125
Exports to Europe for week..,. 3,860
Exports from i- Sept. I.... 33-5
Imports for week 40'
Imports from Sept. I 3-84-
Receipts have been on a much small
er scale, and more than one-third of
the arrivals we're in transit for export.
Business moves along much the same
as for some tirhe past. There is no life
to the trading but a fair quantity of
stock is being delivered to brewers "on
old contracts and .some new purchases
are reported. Perhaps the most unsat
isfactory feature of the situation is the
low quality of hops on offer. Buyers
are not pleased; with them and the de
mand is of an unusually selective char
acter. The finest hops were " taken
first, and the I remaining stocks here
and in the interior are culled over for
the best lots. There is such an exceed
ingly large range of qualities that values-are'i
necessarily'-very "wide. A few
real choice California and Eastern
Washington growths are still in first
hands for which iAQt is asked,
but we see no State lots fine enough to
exceed 13c, and most of the stock is
not worth over 9'rtt2c, while very in
ferior lots are dragging :-at &a7c Our
advices from the interior of this state
indicate that buying has continued on
a moderate scale, chiefly in range of
7((? ioc ; exporters have paid 1 Kg 12c for
a few ,and sales' of poor are reported
at s'n6c. Some of the Oregon hops
are beginning to move at 6i8e. . The
bulk of the California crop seems to
have paesd out; of growers' hands.
State. 1809, choice, per !b.......i8
State, 1809, good, to prime..... .loi2
State, iSgo. common to fair. . , . . 5f$ 9
State, i8o3 ........ ........ . S'fV: 9
Pacific coast. 1899, choice 134
Pac. coast, 1809, good to prime.iTai2
Pac. coast, 1899. common to fair 5 9
Pacific coast, 1808. ....... ...... S'f' 10
State and Pac jroast, old olds... 2 5
- The ronditio'n ofl the hop markets of
continental Europe is shown by the
following excerpts -from the latest is
sue of the Mark Lane Express (Lon
don): ' '- :. . " 1 '. . .. . ,' '..
"Nuremberg Though the trade ; in
hops has been rather quiet during the
period affected by .the Christmas holi-'
days, values have not only been strong
ly maintained, but further slight ad
vances have: been established. Suppbes
coming forward from the country dis
tricts have "not been equal to the quali
ties sold in the central market, and as
the prices realized are too high for
much export business, it is evident that
the home demand is at present " quite
sufficient to 1 support the trade in the
healthy condition to which ; it has at
tained. There is, ; therefore. ' not much
room for dohbt as to the future. The
oatloqk is dijstinctly in favor of sellers,
who,? being aware of the gradual ex
liaustion of their -stocks, are releasing
them with caution, and are absolutely
firm in their j demands. The pronounc
ed scarcity if choice parcels, having
periorce directed the attention of buy
ers to thct secondary qualities, has
brought fhe latter into the higher clas
sification, so j that they are now realiz
ing prices which were paid only a short
time ago for best selected samples.
Taking these changes of position into
account, it may be safely stated that a
gener improvement in value has Tak
en place since the beginning of Decem
ber of something like 20s per cwt ' Re
cent .Nuremberg prices are approxi
mately as under, these being the first
cost rates fot best obtainable qualities:
MaarktwaareJ 75s to 80s; Hallertans,
90s to 95s; sealed Hallertans, 95s to
1053; Wurteftibergs, 95s to 100s; Ba
dens. loos to 105s; Polish,; 90s ta 95s;
Alsatian, 80s i to 90s.
"Municli The available stocks in the
brewery market are much reduced, and
quotations jto , consumers are given
thus: Hallertons, 130s; Spalt district,
145s; Spalt town hops, 160s; Saaz. 165s,
with other growths in proportion.
"Alsace ITie total yield of the 1899
crop is fixed at about 100,000 cwt., and
such has be!n the extent of the sales
that it is now supposed that the whole
of the growth is practically cleared out,
as probably hot more than 200 or 250
cwt. now remains in the hands of the
"Volhynia-j-The hop ' harvest was
considered very satisfactory, both with
regard to quality and quantity, the lat
ter amounting to 100.000 ponds, or
about 35,000 cwt. Prices for best qual
ities, have -not been very good, thehigh
est realized being 15 roubles per poud
of 40 pounds, equal t about 50s per
cwt. . The i tendency of the market
is, however, firm, and higher rates are
"Bejgium The firmness hitherto
noted has been well supported.!' even
during the Jholiday season. Buyers
have yielded : to the demand of sellers
to the extent that they are now paying
5 francs higher than they were a fort
night or three weeks ago. The price
current with growers in Alost is 50
francs, and .quotations to brewers ap
proach Co francs.. Poperinghe hops
are realizing fully similar prices, and
the general tone of the market is in fa
vor of further advances. Belgium brew
ers import considerable quantities frqm
Germany; the high rate now ruling at
Nuremberg lave induced them to seek
cheaper parcels, some of which Uhey
have found I available in England,"
whence some weighty lots of German
hops have recently been shipped to
TO BEAUTIFY THE GROUNDS.
The last executive board meeting of
Willamette University regeftts decided
to do away with the unsicrhtly hedge, to
replace.it with a fence, and keep th
rows, horses land other small stock off
the campus fprevermore. Theyi also
placed in the hands of .Prof. Idary
Reynolds the matter of beautifying the
campus, and that lady is now ready, to
receive from I the people of Salem, and
more especially the ladies of this city,
contributions of rosesi, shrubbery etc.,
and .gifts of money, to assist in this un
dertaking. There is no reason why the
grounds of Old Willamette should not
soon be made a credit to the beautiful
Capital City, , with its handsome private
grounds and! yards. .The writer be
speaks for the institution a hearty re
sponse from the cood ladies of Salem.
A FOUR-LEGGED CRIMINAL.
A mastiff was trained to assist thieves
in Paris. It (was in the habit of bound
ing against old gentlemen and knock
ing them down in the street. A "lady"
and "gentleman" owners of the dog
would then step forward to assist the
unfortunate i pedestrian to rise and
while doing so would relieve him of his
watch and purse.
CARBOLI NEUM AVENARITS.
The most radical remedy against
chicken lice and the best . wcod-pre-servlng
paint is Carbolineum Avenarl
ou, manufactured in Germany only.
The farmersi all over the country
count amongst their heaviest expenses
to run the farm, the lumber bill. All
are undoubtedly Interested to learn of
a medium tol reduce the same at least
to half its former cost This medium
is Carbolineum Avenarious, a wood
preserving paint based on 55 years ex
perience. Many are of the opinion that
paint, tar and linseeloil will preserve
the wood against rot and decay. These
coatings only form an air-tight cover,
but do not destroy the albumlnom
parts of the -wood, which alwsya start
the rot. The coatings' with above men
tioned materials prevent the evapora
tion of the -wood and the consequence
is dry rou Carbolineum Aveharius, on
the contrary1, penetrates deeply Into
the wood and destroys all ?present de
cay matters. 'The Carbolineum Avena
rius u applied with a brnfh and Im
parts a nice nut brown color to the
wood. It is used on the farm for paint
ing barns, granaries, shingles, silos
posts, bridges, chlekfn coops etc.. and
all woodwork above and below the
cround. Carbolineum Avenarlus Is al
so the ; most radical : remedy against
chicken liceJ If you want plenty of
eggs and healthy chicken, the chick
ens roust be free from lice and xnitesv
CarboiineunvjAVenariu will keep your
henhouse free , front this plague. One
coat applied jto the I-iside of the chick
en coop will keep It clean from vermin.
Keroscniag and whitewashing, which
hu to be repeated every month, is
done away with and expenses, for sul
phur and 'insect powder i are saved.
Whoever disires . farther j information
about Carbolineum . Avenarlus should
write to I . -- " " '. .'' '
, R. M.,WADB A CO.. Ageota. ?
tf. - ' Salem, Oregon. )
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rhatl mine tr y. W1 8or. rUjmm. rtrte.
Cii&L AM Y PAIN l&sll O& OUT
In on u uurty muh
0x SNAKE RIVER
ELTON SIIAvrS-UESCRIFTIOX OF TIIK
KOKTHTf EST COt'XTRV.
Woaderfal rrodarUveaeaa of the Mlilaldee
ta the Wheat SceUM of the Easter ;
' Fart of vfaahlagtoai.
EJlton Shaw, of Brooks,? who is tra
veling in Eastern Washington and Ida
ho, writes interesting descriptive letters
concerning the country he . is passing
through. One of these was received
by the Statesman yesterday, written on
board the steamer Lewison, , at Ri
paria, Washington, under date of Jan
uary 23d. Mr. Shaw liad but just
boarded the steamer on his way to
Lewiston, Idaho, and wrote the letter
while awaiting the departure of the
steamer.. A few excerpts from this
communication arc hereto appended, as
they may be of some interest 0 many
readers of the Statesman::
. "On leaving Walla Walla wc run
northeast through, a farming country;
the greater portion of the; way follow
ing 'up some gulch,' or hollow, as some
would say. At Prescott, a, little place
of 150 or 200 people, we; struck the
Touchet river, and from there to Day
ton followed it or a tributary of the
same. After leaving Prescott the next
place of importance is Boles Junction,
where we change cars for Waitsburg
and Dayton. At Boles there is a small
depot and a section house or something
of that kind. It is a very unpleasant
place to spend from about 7. o'clock in,
the, evening until about a;jo the next
morning in waiting to make connec
tions toward Spokane.
"This is strictly a wheat (country, but
such a lot of bumps and knobs have .1
never seen farmed before It seems
almost inqMjssible that such land can
be worked. In many places the old"
ditches and sod fences, used in an early
day, are still in use. They look like
some kind of a' skidway coming down
a mountain side, for such these bills
may be justly termed. Some of the
hills standing alone are farmed on all
sides and on top. Were Columbia
county flattened out . it would surely
make a beautiful farming i country, but
would require much more space for a
base upon which to stand than it now
occupies. Of course, the faces of some
of these hills, next to the stream, are
too steep to cultivate', but the steepest
of them are scarred by stock trails
crossing them in all direction.
"On arriving at Waitsburg, the first
thing I saw on alighting from the coach
was a big yellow flag, anly a few yards
distant, and immediately underneath
it a big placard, bearing in large letters
the inscription: 'Smallpox.' Not a
very pleasant welcome, to be sure.
There is but one case in the town, and
the man is convalescent, at present, he
hot having missed a meal during his
attack of the dreaded malady.
"Waitsburg is a bustling little place
of about 1000 people. Six-horse teams
and, leather breeches are very common
sights here. J -
"All along the line since leaving Ar
lington, Oregon, we see gigantic piles
of wheat, sacked and simply covered
by a board roof, at every little way sta
tion. At Waitsburg I saw 65 sacks of
wheat on one wagon. On the side of
V high hill just north of the town- is
situa&d the reservoir which furnishes
the crty with water. The water is pipeQ
for ashort distance above the town,
ind thus the reservoir is filled-by. the
force of the stream without pumps. or
"At Huntsville I met Rev. Paul
Krueger, a nephew of.'Oom Paul.' He
is a true type of the class of people to
which he belongs. He is at present
lecturing through the Northwest on
the South African trouble. He is quite
enthusiastic in his wtrk and a very
pleasant gentleman to converse with.
'"We spent Friday and Saturday in
Dayton, a thrifty farming town among
the hills at the end of the O. R. & N.
and N. P. railways. Just across, from
our hotel is a very high and steep hill,
all green with wheat I made known
to the landlord my surprise at seeing
such ground as that farmed. He
pointed out a place, on top, to me
and said. that up there," last year, the
wheat made fifty bushels per acre. - In
explaining further he said, in running
header wagons over ' those ' hills they
remove the hind axle of the wagons
and put in a false axle -nine feet long,
They . run combined headers and
threshers here drawn by thirty-two to
thirty-six horses.. Mr. Davis was an
interesting personage to me, especially
upon such topics, because he has work
ed on these machines and all over the
"Returning from Dayton to Boles
Junction we came north to Starbuck.
fhe country from Boles to Starbuck is
very rough, much of it fit only for pas
ture and I think not very good for that.
The railroad up here is very crooked..
I am afraid you will not realize what
that expression signifies up here! We
crossed two trestles about: too feet in
height, and, as is nearly 'always the
case, these were on short turns, and as
I was riding on the rear 'platform of
the last coach, wc had a splendid- view
of the structure. At a small place
called Alto we reach the summit and
start down hilj, finding Starbuck a
small village, merely a railroad camp
at the fodt of a 1000 foot grade. The
O. .R & N. shops are located here also
a fine ro'-nd house i coal chutes and
other railroad buildings. The. people
are about all railroad employes. Heix
we took a kind of a 'jerk-water train
on a stub line and ran out to Pomeroy,
which place I shall riot say anything
about, as I don't think much of it
"We have seen riany ladies riding
on horseback both, single and two by
twos, 'hot. 'clothespin fashion' as you
may suppose, but regular lady, fashion,
"We see a great many horses and
cattle, and not a few mules. . Saw today
a splendid specimen of the especially
long-cared and profane, species. ..
"On -returning to' Starbuck - w lay
there from 10:15 a. m. to 1:35 p. m.,
having a splendid dinner and then took
passage on the O. R. & N. for Riparia,
where we change from, railroad to
steamboat traffic up the Snake river,
for Lewiston, Idaho.
"I must give you a slight description
of this place.- -We struck the Snake
Hver five miles down, below here, and
followed closely along the water's edge
ofily a few feet above the level of the
wjater, to this point,- where there is a
rihe steel drawbridge across the stream.
Everything , here is gravel, rock and
ssnd. No town, only a depot and a
sjianty or two. and a few. box cars; L
sec three or four houses across, on the
okher side of. the stream.' The wind is
blowing a perfect gale, carrying sand
uhvtil you can scarcely see across the
rjver. It was amusing to sec the pas
sengers, carrying their hals in their
hjands. and hanging on to what world
ly possessions they had, in making the
transfer from . boat to train and from
tfairt to boat. " The passage is across a
tlry sand bar or sand cloud, thence up
a steep plank incline to; the railroad
fridge. -- ; ' ! ' .
. j "Wc have two big Indian bucks on
board. They have long hair, weax
biroad brimmed hats having feathers in
thtm; and, b8 red. green, blue, white,
Uack, yellov) and purple blankets.
We have one fellow, who, unless he
quits partaking so freely of the good
things contained in his grip, will not
be able to navigate by1- supper time.
His tongue is loosc at IhUj ends now."
qNT FIND TIME ITO WO R K.
. Senator Channcey M.f Depew came
Jv-n in a senate elevator one3dayre
:intly at Washington. He hal .-j bua
J!jc of mail in his hand, and on his face
he wore a look of not entire satisfac
tion. "See here," he . said, addressing
:wo or three fcl!ow?sena,.ofs, "when
des a man get any time in Washing
ton to work. I have been here nearly
two months arid I haven't done any-'
hing but attend the sessions of the
senate, receive callers and try to keep
up with social! obligations. I say,
when1 does a senator get time to do
arir work?" The other senators smiled.
Mr. Depew smiled, too, but it was evi
dent he was more than half in earnest.
Senator McMillan, the Michigan man.
!?ideriook the answer." Ite said to Mr.
DSepew: "You will discover that one of
the "most difficult things !a new senator
hjjs to learn is to find time to do any
RETENTION OF TIlE PHILIP
. j PINES, i
Nrw Vork Commercial:? -,
.caving out of the. coant the prom
ise they hold for American investors,
we should control, the group, anyway.
Inj times 'of peace they , will bcrof great
advantage to us as an outwork, making
our position stronger; on he continent;
and if war should come,; as war may
conic, they would incrca.se our fiKht
tng chance in arfTtpodal j waters ; ti n
fold.. Instead of the ciH"tt door , being
an argument against the (retention of
thsc possessions it -is the strongest
possible argument in favor of it.
Eugene Register. 6th: i
County Clerk Lee received a bundle
pn wet and blurred letters front" the
Weistern portion" of Lane county jester-"
day. The carrier who connects with
thi Siuslaw stage, was riding one horse
and leading another. m which the mail
bags were .tied. -The animal fttiuuMed
and fell, going over the bank into the
Siuslaw. After swiminitrg 1 about for
soine ime, the animal regained the
sbbre with the mail Mill on his back.
The' mail was brought" on to Eugene.
and1 when opened some of it was .well
soaked. . . . . . i .
THE FIRST PICTURE.
It was early in .1840 that the first da
guerreotype was taken in this country,
anjl tbe man who faced the camera on
tht occasion is still alive. Dr. Charles
E. j West, of ( Brooklyn, now' over 00,
was the subject, and he retains the
faded plate. He i has been . a teacher
sixty:twcf years, and continues to' add
to his record 01 16,000 ptipils..
Fine Printing.' Statesman Job Office.
LANpS, PATENTS. PENSIONS ANP
.. . . . CLAIMS. .
Waablngtoa Liw end Claims Com
pany,. Rooms 8. and 7, .473 Louisiana
avenue, M. W.,' Waafiington, will, oa
very-reasonable terms prosecute land
claimsv Including mineral lands and
mines.. .pUlcaUons for patents and pen
slona, and all other claims before con
gress, ths District of Oolumbta courts,
the . aeveral government departments,
the . court' of -claims. . amd Uie supreme
eoort oL the .United. States... . . .
The company will also aid lawyers,
at a. distance. In preparing, their cases
for ths supreme court of the United
States, and for a smaJl consideration
will , furnish corespondents Information
ooncernlng matters in Washington that
they may desirs to know. 6erd foe clr-
JOHN O. SLATHR. PresidenL
fin writing pi mention this psper.t
mm TILE FACTORY
Now Is the time to secure bargains.
Prfeeaj are lower. now than ever before.
Choice stock of the best tile , made in
ibe state. ,:: .-' 1
Following Is the reduced price list.
- ; ' t-
Z inch tile $10 per 1000 feet
'4 inch tile $15 per 1000 feet.
. 6 inch tile $20 per 1000 feet.
Inch Ule 130 per 1000 feet.
7 loch tile $40 per 4000 feet.
t inch Ule $50 per 1000 feet-
Writs for special rates by ear load lots.
J. E. MURPHY,
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