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WEEKLY OREGONZSTATESUNFRIDAY.aiARCH 2 i960.
the Puerto Rican Tariff EIII Has
Passed tfce Senate. .;
TKE REPl'DliCANS CAR3Y TKE DAY
A Clo Tot Wkn tb Kouin Cai
for Final ruu(a la Ca
t frMi Yesterday.
.WASHINGTON. Fe& 28. The
tattle royal over the Puerto Rican tar
iff bill ended fi the, house today, in a
sweeping victory . h j republicans.
The bill was amended as agreed upon
at the conference of the republicans on
Monday 'night, so, as to reduce the tar-
' i k C a 1 - .
ill irom ar js 15 pw een 01 inc. Amer
ican tariff, and limiting its life to two
years, and h was passed ty a vote of
172 yeas to jtl nays. 7 Six republicans
Messrs. Crumpacker," of 'Indiana:
Fletcher of Minnesota: Heatwole, -of
Minnesota; Littfeneld, of Maine: Lor
kner, of Illinois, and 'McCall of Massa
chusetts. voted .with the opposition
against the bill, 'and four! democrats
Davey and Meyer',1 of Loiiisana; Dev
ries. of California, and Srbley of Penn
sylvania voted with the republicans for
the bill J In addition Warner, repub
lican of Illinois, paired against the bill,
with Boinelle, republican; of Maine,
r .. . 1 . i t T-
lor .11. 1 wo ointr repaoncans, iUane
of Iowa, ;an4 Farris.4 of Indiana., were
absent and unpaired. They were un
derstood to fee against the bilL , Four
democrats who were opposed to the
billv -Fleming, of Georgia; Small, of
North Carolina; Smith, pi Kentucky,
and Stalling; of Alabamawere ab
sent and um impaired. I '
'Herculean efforts had beeen made to
get out a full vote, and tins led to some
remarkable incidents. Six met were
broaght from beds of sickness.: Two
were brought from hospitals, Brown
low, of Tennesec. lwas brought in . a
carriage, accompanied by his wife and
physician- ' He sat bundled op near
the entrance'irotil his vote was given,
and then withdrew. 1 1 1 was felt that
the strain would be severe upon him,
but when Tawney, the republican whip,
urged that the bill might be lost by this
one vote. :BrownIow said: i
"I would rather lose my life than see
this bill- defeated. ; ;- : - ' ., , , : 7 .-.
Tawney and ; three assistants were
out in carriages until midnight last
night, accounting i for every vote, and
Underwood, the democratic whipj was
similarly exertin-g j every means to get
out his vote. liiree democrats were
broueht from sick beds. '
The first test today was on the substi
tute offered by 'McCall on behalf of the
opposition. It was ' the original
Pavne bill for free , trade ' with Puerto
Rico, and was defeated j 160 to. I74t
Onlv five remiblicans hvoted for the
substitute. The motion -to recommit
it. which followed shared 'a similar
fate, being lost 160 to 172.7 There was
great excitement j throughout the roll
calls which were followed wkh eager
interest by the I thousands of spectaf
tors ' ' ! '
Cummings, democrat of New York;
threw the house into a lurore at excttet
ircnt. He described it to be the duty
of everv man in a great crisis to ris
above party and support the govcrnf
mcnt as he had done during the Spanish
war. ' ' ! -". ' ! I
"I believe now we ! should follow
the lead of the president said he em
rAarirallv. "and I will vote for this
bill." .:;,-; :-r i II: 7
This statement 'electrified the house.
The republicans. without waiting 7 for
him to finish his sentence, rose n masse
ami cheered, wnue me oeraoemj
aiuiiuiw iw ; -! , 7"
stood with arm upraised until the reh
publican applause ceaseov . : . s ; 1
I will vote Cor this bill , he contin
ued, addressing the ' republican side,
"provided it is amended Jn accordance
whh the advice of the president for ob
solute free trade with Puerto Rico. .It
was now the turn, of the democrats to
cheer, and for several minutes ' they
.trade the rafters, riag.J ;. 7 '7 . .
FOR PURE FOOD.
Wellington Feb. a The senate
rnmmin Bunaucturtt todav sub
mitted to the senate a report on the ex
tensive investigation of food adultera
tions. The report says: "Adultera
tion of prepared or manufactured foods
is very extensively pivn-
nninw : n ih TTelt discredit, OI
' " j v . - ... r - .
our manufacturers. It is only fair to
say, however, mi a urge pmpwuwi
of American manufacturers i who are
engaged in adulterating foooproduts.
ao so in oraer to meet tuoiiKiHj
I :. n..m.nr JI this nmmittft to
adopt this uniform rule to 'prohibit
the sale of deleterioni and unhealthy
food products, and as to those food
products, which are simply cheapened
by adulterants, to compel the marking
ot tnose goods, lor wnat xney are. 1
ESCAPED DEATH BY A LAUGH.
One would scarcely think, to look
ct Senator Baker, of Kansas, say the
vcii;i.nii. - : hid tvtf
been the target of a, would-be murderer
a murderer, in tact, line senator w
tell you that his good nature saved
lum from an untimely) ena. ine wj
is 'an intercstinarione..j t- t r'-':
A lnn mnr rriri an Un-
principled young fellow named 1 nurs-
ton was tried m ieavenwonn -w
-. V. -vt l rve. uwt r t. n-. , .
Kir tk. T ..vMin-nfth Kar. defended
Thurston, and, after anij exciung .trial.
Two year afterward Thurston quar
reled wirti Editor Anthony, of Leaven
worth, because ol the publication by
the latter of an article which cast some
reflection upon hint. They met on the
main street, and , Thurston, , without
warning, whip-ped out a gun and began
firing. Anthony escaped injury, bat
one of the bullets wen clean through
Senator Baker, who was about a rod
-liakefKad been listening td a funny
story. The point -was. reached simul
taneously with Thurston firing. In a
burst of Janthter Baker threw his body
backward. ,Tbe bullet struck the fleshy
Prt o bis left .arm and passed on
through the lefc lung. For several
weeks he t hovexed between -.life and
C4tn- Todar fit i arwirtl arit
preserved as any man in the United
owes senate. irrurston was convict
ed of shooting iwith intent to kill, and
was given a lon term in the state
prison.--:: K .;, ,'; , - Vii.""V:1-
GIVES FLOWERS TO PASSEN-
: . GERS. " . I "
A prettv custom of the Itifhinn
Central-railroad i$ the distribution of
bouquets to women passengers on the
trains at the, station of Niles." A man
in the employ of the railroad company
cultivates the flowers on a "five-acre
plot near the railroad station, on which
there are three large hothouses, where
several men are kept at work. .!The
distribution to the passengers is made
every day.' winter" and summer, one
train each way, and sometimes more.
being served. Indianapolis Press.
THE OLD-TIME CHIMNEY.
These here steam-het buildin's '
Ain't a-suitin me!
Want the ol'-time chimney, ' '!
With the sparks a-flyin tree!
Taters ins the ashes
Fine as fine kin be;
Fire jest a-tellin !
The old-time tales to me!
Want the or-time fire
Chimney just so wide
Fam'ly in the middle; '
An room. on either side!
Fiddle in the icorner , : .
Watchdog 6t the mat;
Greasy griddle smokin, '
An 'possum top o that! '
Take yer steam-het buildin's ;
Don't knee fer yes steam: f ,
f Want the ol'-time chimney .
Whar' I love to dream!
.i ' r-i
NEWe FRENCH LOCOAIOTIV E
; A big locomotive is nearly; ready for
the Northern railway, at Paris. It is
twenty : metres (sixty-five and.! a, half
feet) long, and has five axles, of which
two are forward, 4 wo driving and a
big axle at the rear, which, tt is claimed,
irive great soeed. !
Attached to it is a tender having four
wheels and carrying ooookilos (six and
three-fifths tons) of coal . and twenty
cubic metres (706 cubic feet or 4,4012
canons) of water. . ;
This locomotive, willjbe exhibited at
the Exposition. Another of the same
type will be used between Paris and
LOANS ABE EEPAin
COLLECTIONS MADE BY THE MATE
Receipts Darin( February Anooated to
Over 14,000-TrautnTcd to
V ' Iremmnrj Yefrday
(From 'Daily, March 1st)
The receipts of the state land office,
from loans made out of the various
funds handled, by the , department are
very satisfactory, many of those owing
paying principal and interest, while
others settle only the latter. (
During the month of February .just
closed, ihe receipts reached 1 the com
fortable total ot $14,109.64, and this
amount was yesterday paid to the state
trcaiiurer by Chief Clerk M. L. Cham
berlin. . The .money was collected on
the followinz accounts: ,
School principal ...$ 9,044 56
School interest ............. Afiyd 15
Agricultural College, prin.i. :,5I 7$
AgricuhuTal . College, interest o 00
Tide land ; 223 34
Swamp land : j . 5 l
' Total.. .. ... .. .. .. ..$14,109 64
is good at ABrrnMrnc '
Portland -Has a Dog That Is Quite
;a Prodigy. Can Ada, jviuitipiy
' 1 and Divide. '
, VA small, silKy4iaired skyeterrier
excited the admiration To4a crowd of
conrmision merchants andiclerks in a
Front-street commission house yes-
terdav bv his skill in arithmetic, says
the iPortland Oregonian.' file could
AA Mtfltinl, nr Aiv'tAi email rumbf T5.
UU, illUILIf i -
and when a young woman utea the
year and montn 01 ner Dirwi, mc
Krtr,4 mtt hevat minr vears , and
months old she was 21 yearsnd II
bit symbol of numeration on them he
. rrm Cn Kfflff' told tO add
ji k ,1 . 1,. mrm1A nirV from the noOr
the card haviivg 6 on it. I On being
told to subtract 4 from 7 he picked up
the 3 .card and on being asked how
moch 3 times 3 was be picked op the 9
card, the 9 having a dot under it to dis
intrnlsh it ram the - 6. The cards
were laid along in a row on the. floor
. ,M Anr with Ki c head down, would
wilk along the row, while figuring out
the problem ne naa in nana. nu wi
h6 had solved it he at once picked op
with his teethjhe proper card.
- The dog's master is employed on, a
-fi a and he had been
tntmnff the OOIT. ine
,., inct n mazement at
& intelligence of the animal, espec
ially wnen; n
. . . . - .v. wit hnrn in MITCH.
was, he pickea om cwu ,7 .
s,JRf!? L rXT&lr that broke the
1 t .. --1- a .vt.ctnv! the conn
- r n. looker-on m the dogU
"v . . ,n(1 fc. con
know cage 01 tuioui-" --j - .
eluded that the dog se ected card,
at some is " " V7 ir-.nintr a
walked up nd, downbn-Jteepe.
tVnrn lookout trom wie w..v. w. -:-
nose was over ''
DANGER OP; MOID
FCXCUg GROWTH ' HAS CZNEBiiXI
; AP t1 EARED IX Ttai.KTt HOM.'
taEffactltFcMtntM tb BavM jukd Dfa-
f. tray tlx Katvml nTer ( tk
(From Daay,yMarchl 1st)' Z.
An unusually active scene - was to be
witnessed at the Southern Pacific Com
pany's warehouse in this city at any
hour yesterday.-, The loading and un
loading of several carloads of hops, the
taking of samples', the treatment of
bales affected with 'mold all constitu
ted a scene of remarkable activity.
During the afternoon and in the midst
of 1 the operation,, the force i of men
posed for a picture. " - - ,.
. The damage fto hops from, the mold
that has'tinite' generally appeared, is
going to prove more extensive than
was at first supposed. The mold first
appears 'on the burlap and f if steps' 'ar
not taken immediately to , remove- the
fungus it penetrates the bale and' ruins
the hoDS. Several bales were vesterdav
discovered where the mold had pene
trated the bales to a depth ot about
three inches and as a result e natural
flavor of the 'hop is destroyed. Unless
it can be successfully exterminated, it
may prove the last straw to the hop
grower who has already had a peck of
trouble in handling the product of last
Lupulin. writing of the hop situation
in England, in the 'Mark Lane Express,
London, o" February 12th, says:
"For the present we can but speak
of a fairly, steady demand, and even that
depends upon the atnlity of buyers to
get their transactions through at their
own limits. Any attempt ty holuers
to raise their figures at . once checks
business, so determined are merchants
to keep a heavy hand upon the market
A factoids report issued this week
throws a lurid light upon the position.
After stating that a fair business has
been done in medium hops, this, pass
age occurs: There is still a good ileal
of pressure on the part of holders to
clear, consequently there i- no better
tendency. Here "is the weak chain in
the link, which determines the sustain
ing power of the whole. I know that
there, are several strong holders who
arc determined to see the business
through, and who are definitely refus
ing : to entertain the miserable offers
submitted t? thefn. But their solitary
action is of little avail; -they must be
supported by their brethren, or they
will necessarily be beaten in detail, their
praiseworthy and legitimate efforts be
ing nullified by the foolishness of the
weak-kneed ones. Ai I have repeated,
the only remedy is to. be found in unit
ed action, in an agreement amangst
growers to resist the force by which
they are now oppressed, and to deter
mine' that not only one here and there,
but one and all' will refuse to release
their produce only at. reasonable prices.
which they should mutually 'fix. The
means whereby such an understanding
could be arrived at already exists, and
if the persons interested were to. make
their wishes known, I can safely prom
:se that the necessary organization will
soon be effected. . Surely the current
quotations of the week should be suf
ficient to stir up the most patient
amongst us into open rebellion. Know
ing the facts, I am grieved to see such
Sacrifices demanded from my friends,
whose energy, skill, and capital have
been employed to such poor purpose
A brewers organ this week advises the
growers to accept the inevitable and
: -clear , out, on the-ground that there is
little for them to complain of, as the
current ratei.are, after all, not s alto
gether unremtinerative. Such a state
ment may safely be left to planters
themselves to answer, and as. for the
advice, it may be ignored. When we
remember the source from which it
emanates and in whose interest it is
rendered, the imports and exports; to
the end o( last month confirm previous
conclusions that English growers have
thus far nothing to fear this season
from foreign competition. The total
imports from September ' 1, . 1899. to
January 31st last were only 108,493
ewt. as against 154,031 cwt in the same
five months of - previous season. - Of
these, America has sent us 64,605 cwt.,
being very little more than haM the
quantity imported - therefrom in the
corresponding previous period.: The
continental imports were 43,888 cwt.,
3s;compared -with 29.059 cwt. in ,1898-9.
Deducting the exports in the two per
iods, which' were 15,002 cwt;' and to, 106
cwt. respectively, the net deficiency this
season in imported hops is 40,732 Cwt.,
being nearly 30 per cent less than the
net quantity received in the first month
of fast season. Looking to the future,
it is quite certain that the continent
caft not spare' many for our market; in
fact, the exportation of English hops Co
Germany mentioned last week, and
still in operation, furnis's clear evi
dence as to their position. ' . America
also' has nothing worth shipment
Whatever surplus is held on the other
side is to a great extent ' of inferior
quality, which our brewers will not ac
cept, and not a bale of recent imports
has touched the English market the
whole of them being shipped in execu
tion of previous contracts.
, Such being the facts to be consid
ered, I would still emphasize my former
conclusions, and would again urge the
English growers, who are holders of
good or fair samples to insist npon
reasonable and therefore -" remunerative
prices being paid for them. "- v
BADLY BRUISED. Dr. I. A.
Richardson -was thrown from a buggy
on (State . street - near, the Methodist
church yesterday morning , and very
badly though not seriously bruised. He
was being driven by an employe, of a
local livery stable when the team took
fright at a passing street car and be
came unmanageable. The driver re
mained with the fractious team which
was-stopped without damage to team
cr vehicle before much progress had
been made. 1
Canadian exports of batter in 1897
were 12,253,024 pounds; last year 28,
900,296 pounds. ; .
WILL AID THE BILL
CONGRESSIONAL. DELEOATIOH EJi-
DOBSE3 PC RE FOOD.
Letters Rclvl fey Cfcntbr ot . Cob-
J mare tram tfa State's JtepreMst- 1
tavUre at Ifashlafftosv L
f j (From Oiily; -March tst.) "
The' prospects! for the favorable con
sideration of the" pure ; food .btll now
pending before congress, are good. .:
in response, to resolutions, aaopicu
at the Tarmcrsil Congress held in this
city February ?th and 8th, which were
forwarded to Oregon's representatives
in eoigrsss, urging them to support and
aid the passage of the Grout bill and
the pure food jbill, Heory B. Th:elsen,
secretary of 1 the Salem Chamber of
Commerce, has received replies from
every one of the states representatives.
Each of the gentlemen give; assurance
that he will support the bill and do all
in his power to secure the enactment ol
the important measures at this session
of congress. ; " i i ;
Senator Gi W. McBride, chairman of,
the committee on coast defenses, writes
as follows:. I T -: I . '
'I beg feavefto acknowledge receipt
of your -letter of 10th inst., containing
resolutions passed by the Farmers Con
gress of Oregon in favor of a bill de
scribed therein; as the 'Grout bill and
of the bill commonly known as the
'pure . food bill,' now : pending , in the
congress. ; . ; ' ...;:.!" . i
have? not examined the 'Grout
bill,' but shall give the same very care
ful ' consideration when it is reported
to the . senate. I have ' examined the
pure foQfd bill and shall give it my ear
nest support. 4.
. "I have always supported legislation
to forbid! and i prevent the sale of ar
ticles oil food j under false names, be
lieving that the people are eutitled to
know what they are buying.! and I shall
give ray earnest support to any legisla
tion, which in my judgment is fair and
reasonable, to i protect the tlairy inter
ests of the country, as ( well as to pro
tect the public from deceit by the sale
of articles made in imitation of . pure
foods." ; : . ; ; .
The following response was made by
Senator Joseph Simon, chairman of
the committee on irrigation and re
clamation of arid lands: I
"I have youf t valued favor of the loth
inst, and note! contents. I have not as
yet had an opportunity to examine the
Grout bill, but shall take occasion to do
so at an early date. .
"1 am fully ;in accord with the views
of the Farmers Congress of Oregon on
the subject of the pure . food bill, now
pending before congress, and I shall
do what I cafl to nrnnnntr1 it rns.ir
I shall also give my earnest considera
tion to the subject matter of the Grout
bill . - -
"I am greatly obliged ! to you for
. . L . , ... . , 1
wriuiig 10 me upon laesc suojects. 1
should be pleased to hear from you at
any time upon any subject that affects
the interests of the Northwest L
Uepresentative Thos. H. Tongue.
chaiiman of the committee on irriga
tion of arid lands, voices his endorse
ment of the pure food "bill in the fol
T am just in receipt of yours of the
roth inst. enclosing copies of resolu
tions of the Salem Chamber of Com
merce endorsing the passage of the
Grout bill, and also the pure food bill.
I asure you that I am in hearty accord
with your association on both of those
questions, and shall do everything in
my power to secure the passage of
both bills. I should see no objection
to removing: the tax entirely upon the
uncolored oleomargarine. : In this free
country if art American citizen prefers
to eat 'bull butter, he has my full per
mission to do o, but I sincerely object
tot having the people who desire the
genuine article imposed upon by fraud
ulent misrepresentation, i The same
principle applies to the pure food bill.
People snould know what -they are buy
ing in everything. 'But it is certainly
more important to know what they are
buying for food and drink than it is to
know the qualities of the clothing they
wear or their implements of labor."
Malcolm A- Moody, representative
from the second' congressional district
wrote as follows:
"Your letter of the loth, relative to
the Grout bill, and the pure food bill,
has been received, and contents care
fully noted. I fully appreciate the im
portance of these measures to the dairy
ing interests of, Oregofl, , and if they
come before the house ? with a favor
able endorsement from the committee,
I shall gladly lend ray assistance to se
cure their favorable consideration."
MAKES WONDERFUL KNIVES.
A Secret of Tempering Steel by Which
i He! Wilt Not Profit
Fort Atkinson, Wis., Jan -28. Dan
Stocking has the secret of tempering
steel that was believed to have been
lost with the death of the makers of
the famous Toledo blades. And this
secret will die with him. for he cannot
tell how he does it ; It is all in his
head and finds expression in hi work,
but if he; wished t he could not tell
his process, j Dan makes carving knives,
not swords j but the knives are of a
quality so tare that the old Toledo
twofd is the only thing that is a fitting
comparison A few people in Chicago,
New York,! Cincinnati and Milwaukee
have km' ve made by Dan which they
would not exchange for the weight of
the knife in gold, if another could not
be procured, and the knife is not light
either. 7 j . - - - ,4
These carvers are marvels. Their
temper is so fine that they will keep a
razor edge for years, with nothing but
a steel as sharpener, and hey5are a
source of constant delight to those for
tunate enough to possess them, and a
perpetual guarantee of good nature in
the head of the honsehold who doe the
carving. But the" knives are not 01
the market: and motiey cannot bay
them. . That is to say. he does not
make them for every Tom, Dick and
Harry who comes along with the price
and wants a knife. He only makes
them for his friends and for those who
are forttatate enough" to get a friend
td intercede Sot them to have Dan. make
then knives. To these people he
charges a nominal price, which is not
in the least commensurate with the val
ue of the knife. . . 77 . . ' . .
Dan is abont 55 years old atid has
spent all his life on these waters. He
is a blacksmith bv trade, knocked
around out West for awhile, was with
the army during the civil war, acquir
ing in military, service so mucn rneu
matism that he can-not follow his trade.
though very expert at it die can tem
per steel as no other man can ana uas
plenty of work tempering toots to- cu:
stone, which is a great industry here.
but he never has work enough to inter
fere with his going down on Koshko
nong every Saturday for two days of
shooting and fishing. He will make
the seven miles , down to Sim Card's
place if he has to pull a boat all the
way, and when he is there he is in his
element no matter what the season of
the year. ,7 '
Dan has been making these wonder
ful -carving knives for a great many
years, and he can. make any kind of
knife you may draw his a plan of bet
ter than anyone else in the country,
ut he cannot make ' a business of it
He would no jmoxe think of having
two knives to make at the same time
than he would of flying. : It would dis
turb him so that he could not make
any to have three to finish at once. .He
has proper pride in has work and the
knife when finished bears "D. Stock
ing" in bold lettering on the blade, and
epicures who do dainty and. artistic
carving are proud enough to show a
knife with that imprint -
Dr. Franklyn H. Tower of Milwau
kee, had a knife made from a special
design he drew himself that is the envy
of all his friends, but they cannot get
similar ones because they do not know
Dan Stocking. Postmaster ' John A.
Childs of Evanston has made all his
club friends ! jealous by showing them
one of Dan's carving knives and Mr.
London of the Skinner & Loudon firm
in Cincinnati has done the same thing
in the Queen City, while George Tay
lor is boasting of their wonderful qual
ity around Marinette. ' , t V-v w
j Dan akes a proper pride in making
such knives as no cine else can make,
but if he should make any money out
of his knives he would be miserable.
FOR A "SALEM DAY"
SUCCESSFUL FEATURE OF FAIR TO BE
REPEAT EO THIS YEAR.
at. O. Wisdom, 8c rotary of Stats AstIcuI
tarat 8oelety, Write Letter Chsm
ber of Commerce Interested.
: (From 'Daily, 'March 1st)
As in previous yeirs, here will be
a "Salem Day" during the annual state
fair tp be held in this city September
22-27th trf the cut rent year. This has
been a successful feature of the fair for
a numberof years and every effort will
be made this year to make this occasion
in point of attractions, general enter
tainment and attendance, eclipse all
previous efforts. The matter of ar
ranging for "this event has already been
taken up .which practically insures that
the object in this regard will be attain
ed. . i
Henry B. Thielsen. secretary of the
Salem Chamber of Commerce, recent
ly received the following letter from M.
D. Wisdom, secretary of the state board
"Realizing the fact that the state fairs
of this state have not been a financial
success the past Uw years, and believ
ing they are a great factor in the up
building of general agriculture, we de
sire to take early steps to bring about
a different result 'this -year. It is use
less for us to say that the business men
of Salem derive a Greater fienefit from
these annual gatherings than those of
any other city in the state, and we
firmly believe they should lend their
assistance in every -way possible to
make the state fairs a success. ' We
therefore urge upon you, as a repre
sentative body of your city, to at once
take steps to raise as large a fund as
possible . from popular subscription, to
aid us in carrying out our plans this
year for the greatest fair ever held in
the state. ' We want your people to
understand that we are only servants
to carry out and perform a certain duty,
that of making, these annual fairs a
financial success, and ask your hearty
co-ooeration. This is" a matter of
great importance to you, for should
we fail in bringing about a successful
fair this year, there is -grave doubt if
the apropriation, we are now receiving
from the state, will not be cut off, do
ing an irreparable damage to ' our
great agricultural industries .and to" the
business interests of your city. What-J
ever amount 01 money you raise, win
be used for special attractions for a
'Salem Day. t
"Thanking you , for the good . work
done in making the Farmer's Congress
a- success, we have confidence, in
your body ' organization doing" the
same thing for the state fair in co-operation
with us." 3 1 - . !
Acting upon the suggestions offered
in the letter of Secretary Wisdom, the
Salem Chamber of Commerce has ap
pointed a committee to solicit sub
scriptions for a fund to be used in se
curing extra attractions and to other-
at this year's fair an unprecedented
success. The -committee consists of
a quartet of Salem's public spirited
business men and will soon begin its
work. " The committee is composed of
Frank Durbia. M. L, Hamilton, E.
C Cross and W. G. Westacott
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.MR. CROSSA-N MISQUOTED.
In; the interview that appeared in yes
terday morning's . Statesman from R.
A.' Crossan, who recently -returned from
a trip to , Yakima,- Washington, that
gentleman was misquoted. ' ? He was
represented as saying the hop crop for
the state- ot Washington was 15,000
bales. What he did say was that the
yield of the Yakima district atone was
15,000 bales. - This explanation is made
to ' correct any wrong impression that
may -have arisen from the statement as
it appeared. .
UALP AltE LISTED
P ROOK ESS OF REGISTRATION OF
KIASION COCXTI" TOTKKS.
CltUena Vtl to Iadae Tfcsl Selihbors
to Ket 0lay To Loac 1
Svral rrselaets. ''
,v (From bailyt ilarch 1st) .
The registration of voters in the of
fice of the county clerk is continuing
without interruption, but there is not
the rush in that department of the
clerk's office that was observed during
the first three weeks following the open
ing f the -registration books. - The
residents, of the Salem precincts are
fairly well represented among the lists
of those registered, and the alliens of
the larger and more populous precincts
in the counties are-also coming in in
great numbers, but those residing in .
remote; portions are slow 'in availing
themselves of the privileges given them
by the terms of the registration law.
'tin order to secure a full, registration
of the voters in the remote districts,
and in fact, throughout the county, W.
W. Halt the county clerk, is urging
all those who have already registered,,
to ask their neighbors to appear either
in the clerk's office or before some no
tary public or justice of the peace, and
register, a they may otherwise possibly
lose, their , votes. , This will doubtless
be followed by good results, as it is due
more to apathy and a misunderstand
ing of the. terms of the registration law
than" to any other cause, that voters
are not registering as ireeiy as woum
be desirable. ,; . ;
Up to last evsnig the number of vot
ers listed by the county clerk had
reached 3260, which is about one-half
of the actual vote in Marion county, the
total number of votes castfor congress
man, at the election of 1898, being 6038.
Two mdnths of the time tor registering
voters have passed, and there is only
tbout the same length of time left be
iore , the. closing of the books; it will,
therefore, be necessary that the appli
Cants for registration will have to con
tinue coming in a steady stream' from
now until the close of the term, in or
der to give all an apportunity to regis
ter. Marion county is far ahead of the
others in the valley, in the number of
registered voters. A few days ago it
aras reported from 'Washington coun
ty that less than one-fourth of the vote
of that county had registered, while in
Multnomah the percentage is no higher,
and in Polk it is less. I
'Following is a list of the,7prccincts
in Mario.n county, together with the
number of registrations in each, as
shown by the books of- the county
clerk: . . . .
Aurora. , ......
Breitenbush. . ...
Champoeg. . ...
Elkhorn. . . j . ..
Englcwood.L . . ,
Gcrvais. .. . ,
Hubbard. ; . .
Macleay, .......... . . t . ,
Marion ... ......
Mchama. . .
Monitor.. ... ..
Mt Angel .....
Salem No. 1.. ,
Salem No. 2. ,
Salem No. 3...
Salem No. 4...
East Salem i
South Salem . .
South Silvert on
. . . . -.
. . . .
. . .
Stayton. . .. . , ..
Sublimity.. ... .
Yew Park ,
.. .. .. ..3260
.REMODELED THE MILL. The
Sidney Power Company of-which J.
M. Wallace is president, has recently
remodeled its milling plant, at Sidney,
putting in considerable new machinery
and miking this one of ihe best milling
plants in-the surrounding country. The
stock is all owned by citizens of Salem.
The mill is producing the famous Gold
Dust floor that is becoming so popu
lar. Being owned by -Salem capital
ist, this makes it "a focal concern and
deserves the patronage of Salem peo
ple, which it is largely accorded.
A NEW SHOEMAKER. Win. 11.
Armstrong Jr., of this city, was yes-
)jjuiicu nuemaKcr si ine .r-
egon Hoxpital for the Insane by Dr.
J. F. Calbreath, superintendent of that
institution. Mr. Armstrong will as
sume his duties at the institution this
morning, succeeding Charles Zaenker,
who for many years has held the posi-
H AS BEEN 1 LL Frank Frisby,
the engineer at the capitol. has been ill
for the past week with hemorrhage of
the bowels, and in consequence, was
confined to his room. He is recover
ing now. and is expected to be able to
resume his duties in a short time. J.
.: Vanderpool has attended to the du
ties of the engineer during the latter
gentleman's enforced absence.
AT HUB0ARD. A local teachers'
association will be held at Hubbard,
on Saturday, beginning at 10 a.. m.. and
ermf :nii!nr alt Av XrcAnt W C
Hawley will be present and -deliver an
address at the forenoon session on
"Causes of the Revolution." He will
alio lecture in the evening.
"Is example nothing? asked Burke.
"It is everything. Example is the school
of mankind, and they swill learn in no
other." .. ' ; .