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WEEKLY OREGON STATESMAN, FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 1900.
IK E lilEKLY OREGO'I STATES "I'l
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. :.i by the ,,.. vw; ,
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th paper changed. ,''.- f j
f- The supply of Oregon hops outside
) the hands of the Oregon Hop Growers'
' Association is growing smaller. Per
' haps more hops are going to be used
! in the United States than has been; estimated-
' ! 1
Salem needs not so much more peo
ple as more work lor the people: al
ready here. New industries will pro
ide this. The'Salemr Chamber of
Commerce is laboring to secure more
, X. . industries
Stand bv this
Inhabitants of Mafeking gave a baby
"show to decide which was the best baby
born during the siege. The student of
parental influence should find material
for interesting conclusions in that show
and the subsequent history of those par
The New York legislators have once
more defeated the bill which comeslbe
fore them each year providing1, for a
state board to examine and license bar
bers. The 1 Oregon legislators were
more kindly disposed to their good
friends, the tonsorial artists. f '
The important thing in the case j of
Porto Rico jis for congress to reverse
the right to provide for oiir-new pos
sessions governmental regulations fitted
to the cpecial needs of each. The con
ditions are not the same; neither should
their laws be all framed after the same
dead-level of uniformity.
Chicago is smarting under the prob
able effects of the German govern
ment's meat-inspection bill, which
contains a provision that is intended to
deal a stunning blow to the American
sausage. The Inter Ocean of that city
says: "In attempting to injure the
character and cripple the prospects of
that interesting article of commerce, it
may be truthfully said that our enemies
in the Reichstag have done their wursL
The Salem Chamber of .Commerce is
expanding, as it shouldj Every busi-
' l incs-s and professional man, and every
1 1 property holder of the Capital City;
1 should participate Jn the organization.
I It can be made a" power for good. This
lis an excellent time for Salem to enter
. ' . . -
! upoi a pencu oi sirostarmai growtn, oy
securing new industrial enterprises, j to
work tip the surplus products of our
jfarraers and provide employment j for
more laborers in city and country. Sa
lem is the geographical center of -the
great Willamette valley. It should be
kept the-commercial center and its po
sition as such more securely established
from year to year. (
The improvements. to be made in
state house are very much needed. The
library wilr be placed over the repre
sentatives' hall, and the weight will , be
. supported by steel pillars independent
of the walls. This will be an economy
of space, too, and it will likely improve
the acoustic properties of the hall of
. the ( house , ot . representatives, which
, have "been very bad. The weight, of
one book, or a case at books, is not
large, but, one by one, these have been
added and are being added to the state
library, until there has arisen a fear that
the weight is too much for the support
or thai it will be sere long. : It is a re-j
lici.to know -that this danger, if danger
it is, will not much longer be haz-!
arded. . !'- : ', J i
The Brooklyn Eagle, a democratic;
newspaper, has the following to say
'concerning the Macrum ''case:, "The
moral of the SNIacrum case is clear
enough. The consul at Pretoria J ? in
stantly became of governmental size.
He knew it ail and a little more. ! Jle
knew his country was all wrong and
was unalterably determined to make it
all right. Nothing could be more in--congruous
jhan to keep such a big mart
in such a little place as Pretoria. In a
short time he will tell the remainder of
the story. It will then become clear
that he knew practically nothing about
exact South African conditions, j The
net result as far as Macrum is con
cerned, however, is that he now has
nothing, to do, and the moral is that it
is not always a good thing to know
miore lhan anybody else." !
THE TWO BILLS.
Ther are two Nicaragua canal bills
before congress, They both contem
plate virtually the . same route, -from
Greytown by way of the river San Juan
and Lake Nicaragua to Brito. Thcien
ate bill provides that the president .shall
negotiate with - Great Britain for the
abrogation or modification of theiClay-ton-Bulwer
treaty so as to' enable the
; United States to own, construct, main
tain, and operate! the. canal under; its
; exclusive, jurisdiction. When the treaty
shall be abrogated and the president
shaSl secure control of the territory
necessary for the construction of - the
canal, he is to direct the secretary ' of
war and three commissioners to con
struct a waterway along the route, indi-'
cated. Vi: j-----! -r
This is a straightforward,' practical
measure, recognizing the difficulties in
the way and providing for their efface
menL In accordance with. the'provisions
of this bill, the president, . through Sec
retary Hay, has negotiated a treaty ror
the abrogation of the daytoo-BuIwer
convention of 1850. This new treaty has
been . referred, for, amendment to the
committee on foreign relations, includ
ing Senators k Davis, Frye, CuIIom,
Lodge, Foraker, Wolcott, Morgan of
Alabama, Daniel of Virginia, Bacon of
Georgia, and Money of 'Mississippi. It
is hardly to be doubted .that this com
mittec will recommend such changes
in the Hay-Paunceforte treaty as will
make it satisfactory to the American
people. The next step will be to pass
the senate bill, and the way will then
be open for the construction of the
The house bill introduced by WJ P.
Hepburn of Iowa provides that when
the president shall acquire from the
states, of' Costo Rica and Nicaragua
control oi terrriory necessary for the
canal he shall direct the secretary of
war to excavate and construct the ca
nal, 'No step is to be taken toward
the construction of the canal until the
president shall acquire the territory.
No provision is made by which he tan
acquire the territory. Moreover, Mr.
Hepburn makej.no secret of his oppo
sition to the If ay-Pauncefote or any
other treaty to secure the abrogation
of the Clayton-Bulwer treaty. This is
j. plain bad faith. It is an effort to bury
the whole canal enterprise. It is a de
mand that the president do a thing
which he cannot do.
An intelligent observer and friend of
the canal project thinks the senate com
mittee having the Hay-Pauncetote
treaty in charge should amend it so as
to eliminate all references to the Suez
canal or European concert; so as to
limit the signatory powers to the Unit
ed States and Great Britain, and so as
to provide that Great Britain shall not
fortify any point3 in Central America,
and then the senate should ratify the
treaty and pass its own canal bill. The
measure would then go to the house
with such a pijrblic sentiment behind it
that Mr. Hepburn and his transconti
nental allies would not dare to oppose
it. "'.' :-
It is the sincere hope of the. great
majority of the people of the United
States that prompt action may be taken
in the matter, io the end that there
may be no unnecessary delay in enter
ing upon the actual work of building
the U water ( way connecting the two
oceans. This is important, too, for the
welfare of the republican party, which
is under solemn pledge in its national
jpiatiorm to construct the canal. There
5s no good reason at all for delay now.
No one is interested in procrastination
excepting the selfish transcontinental
interests; those men concerned in the
management of sdme of the railroads
who hold narrow views and cannot see
their greatest profits in. the v highest
prosperity of all the American people.
THE SUN ON PORTO RICO.
The conflict that was fought out in
1898 between Spain and the United
States in the West Indies was irrepres
sible. Cuba and Puerto Rico were as
certain to be transferred in some way
to the sovereignty or protection of the
United States as the day is . to dawn
over the Atlantic:
In view of the, fact that Puerto Rico
was boutid to become American and
that she is American, the proposition
to keep her in some degree a foreigner,
excluded from the circle of United
States trade,, is repugnant to this coun
try sentiment and belief.
This nation must necessarily, from
its conception of itself as the dominat
ing nation of the continent, object ' to
maintaining ' a commercial barrier
against an island that; politically as
well as geographically is a part of it.
No local interest can prevent the rear
rangement of our relations with Puerto
Rico that justice and common sense to
gether prescribes. Americanism is too
strotfg to sanction a scheme -so essen
tially un-American as not to bestow up-!
on the conquered Puerto Rico all -the
American rights and I privileges - that
she can advantageously receive.
Puerto 'Rico- fs as ready for free trade
With the United. States as she is for sun
ligh.4rNew York Sun.
But how about the extension of the
internal revenue laws also to Porto
Rico? And how about the Philippines?
There is a taiLto this kite. , This wood
en horse of justice for Porto Rico may
contain gifts that will not be appreciat
ed by the people of that , new insular
possession.' . ;
'It is said in political circles in Rome
that King Humbert has decided to
visit the Paris exhibition. He will be
accompanied by the tPrince of Naples
and the Ouke of Genoa. Communica
tions on this subject have passed be
tween the French and Italian govern
ments. Legal blanks. Statesman Job Office.
THE REAL CONVERSATIOII
Which Admiral Dewey Carried
On With the Other Vessels of
His Fleet on That j Eventful
May Morning in Manila' Bay.
"Here is the story of the (Battle of Ma
tula Bay, May 1, 1898, fas Told 'by
the Signals Sent and Received by
Admiral - Dewey's Flagship, the
v Olympia, during that Historic En
trapment. It Has Never Before
Been Related in this Form. J'
- ' .; ;j --- ' I ' .: -
OPENING THE ENGAGEMENT.
12:25 To 'McCulloch: TTake station
j - on port side." "
135 To fleet: Speed four knots."
1 mo -From McCulloch: "Chief engin
- ;. ! eer dangerously prostrated;
doctor desire consultation.
To McCuiloch: "Impossible."
$hs1o fleet: "Prepare for general
5:15 "Port battery."
To' Baltimore: "Take station on
. 1 port beam." (Baltimore did
; not do this.)
$:yy To fleet: "Close up."
5 5:35 To fleet: "Speed six knots "
6:00 To fleet: "Pass." Not answered
on account of smoke.)
6145 To fleet: "Close up."
7x0 To Baltimore: "Don't turn so
quick." (At west end,.01ym
pia turning; Baltimore start
ed to turn out" soon.)
7140 To fleet : ""Withdraw from ac
7:45 To 'McCulloch: "Take"
r r (Not finished.)
8:35 To fleet: "Let the people go to
: . i . -tk-fast." - .
8:35 To Concord: "Go in ami ascer
, tain, if possible, which ships
: are on fire."
8:40 From McCulloch: "Chief En
1 1 gineer Rand died at two a. m."
8:45 To, fleet: "Stop."
8:50 To fleet: "Commanding officers
1 ; repair on board flagship."
8:5SFrom Boston: "My boats won't
9:00 From Baltimore: "Send me Mc
Culloch's gig for commanding
9:20 From Baltimore: "My last mes
sage is annulled." .
105 To fleet: "Get under way;"
10:46 To fleet: "'Follow course and
motion of commander in
! v chief." "
RENEWING THE BATTLE.
10:55 To fleet: "The vessel designated
1 1 .-oo--To Concord : "Go inside and de-
' stroy transport." I 1
1 1 x5 To fleet: "Attack the enemy's
" batteries or earthworks." R -(Baltimore
began firing 11:15.)
11:30 To Petrel: "Pass inside and de
j - stroy"
s: (Smoke rendered signal invis
11:45 To Concord: "Go inside and de-
. stroy ships." .
11:50 To Concord: "Destroy trans
12:00 To Boston:' "Pass inside; de-
i I stroy vessels."
12:05 To Boston: "Pass inside; des-
I troy vessels."
12:15 From Baltimore: "Have only
twenty more 8-inch common
- 1 ' shells left."
!2:t8 To Concord: "Proceed on ser-
' vice with dispatch." .
i2:25-ir-To Petrel: "Go inside; destroy
hi' shipping." : !
12:40 From Concord: "Shall I send
i boat to burn vessel on right?" j
i (Transport Mindanao.)
122 To Concord: "Yes.r
1215 Fr0m Boston: "Our rnyine tel-
egraph is disabled."
12:55 From Raleigh: "We cannot go
inshore any further."
i2:57:To McCulloch: "Come within
1:10 To Petrel: ?Bring ott boats of
i Spanish ships."
r:i5 To Raleigh: ('Repeat signals."
Iizo To McCulloch: "Send boat for
t consul." (Consul Williams,
1:20 To fleet: "Prepare to anchor."
is-i-From Petrel i or Concord:
''White flag Showing on gov
1 135 To Baltimore: i" Anchor ahead
of this vessel."
2o To fleet: ''Anchor tt discretion."
: 2:18 To Nanshan and : Zafiro: "An
i - chor at discretion."
2-ji To Baltimore: "Anchor at dis
cretion." '2:40 To Boston and : Raleigh: "An
''i i chor at discretion."
245 To Baltimore:, "Dont anchor
I , ,: 'too near', ,
3xx .From Petrel: "There are eight
j I ships behind breakwater." .
32 From McCulloch: "Send boat
. t- for officers.'
I Sao From Concord: ; "Has admiral
. ; order for me?
3:25 From Concord: "Communicate;
will send an officer."
3:30 To i Boston, Raleigh and Balti
more; "Bank fires." '
,3:40 Concord to Olympia: "I report
s in obedience to signals 'to
i Captain '.Walker.! '.
3:50 To Concord: "Commanding of--t.
; ficcr. repair on board flag
: s ship." . : 1
3'52 To Concord: "Anchor at discre-
c. tion." : -
J-'SSTo 'Boston: "Take the 'aruard.
, (D'.!ty.) . r
4-io To Concord: "Come" within
- t'- - haH. : .
4:t-To Boston: "Get under way."'
4:12- To ; Boston: "Excused from
' . guard." (Duty.) -
4:13 To Raleigh: "Take guard."
4:30 -To Raleigh: "You had better
' coal from Nanshan tomor
4:4S From IcCulIoch:1 "Permission
r, : to anchor." (Request) ! 1
4:47 To McCulloch: "Yes."
5:24 To McCulloch: 'Be ready to get
- underway. .,.-..--II
&o From Concord: "We have Span
ish officers with important
' -i '..letter .for commander, in chief
on board." -, - .' t! i : . -.,
MADE' A PAYMENT. -One insur
ance company filed a statement of , its
1899 business in the state treasury yes
terday, together with the amount of its
tax. - The . statement shows1 the fol
lowing statistics Liverpool ;& London
& Globe Insurance Company, of Liver
pool, England Gross receipts, $54,
431.38. premiums returned, $7589-70 ;
losses paid, $24.36; 92; net receipts,
$22,579-62; tax paid $451.60. , '-;
N THE MOTHER-COUNTRY.
Warwick England keeps getting
friendlier than ever to ns since she got
into trouble with the Transvaal.
Wickwire Yes. She now( claims that
she sympathized with ns in our war
with the Hessians last century. Judge.
THE CASH BALANCE
MARION COPJiTS'8 ARE RO-
NIKO SQBfEWHAT LOW. ?
Treuairr A. I Downlif, in HI Monthly
gtmtcment, gbowt th Condition
of tne Fooplo's Money. L
The cash balance in the! treasury of
Marion county is gradually declining,
and has reached a lower level, by about
$2300, than the amount on hand Feb
ruary 1st. County Treasurer A. L.
Downing gave out a statement yester
day, showing the condition of the vari
ous funds in the treasury, the amounts
received .and disbursed, and! the bal
ances on hand. As the collection of
taxes has not commenced yet, and the
amount of fees received is insufficient
to meet the expenses of ' the county
offices, the balance on band will be al
most entirely obliterated before the col
lection of taxes will again reimburse
the treasury. As the collection of
taxes will probably begin by the 10th
of this month, there is no fear but what
sufficient funds will be on hand to meet
all demands by March 31st. .
The outstanding indebtedness ot
Marion county is gradually being re
duced, the county being very little over
a year behind in its -warrants, and it is
expected that one more year of careful
management of the financial affairs of
the county will result in the taking up
of the last of the interest bearing, out
The . statement given .out by the
county treasurer yesterday gives the
Special City and School DisL Fund
Cash on hand Feb. 1st... 202 27
Disbursements 42 3
,. Cash on hand March tst....$ 159 88
Cash on hand Feb. 1st. .. .. .. .$3883 95
Receipts.. . . 492 3$
Total.. .. ..
,...',. ...$4376 33
. .1766 l6
Disirburscmen ts .
Cash on hand 'March 1st. .. .$2610 17
General School Fund
Cash on hand Feb. 1st........ $1306 80
Receipts. . . . . . ' .'! 2 00
Cash on hand March ist....$ 485 35
Indigent Soldier Fund-
Cash on hand Feb. ist........$ 237 67
Disbursements., .. 6050
Cash on hand March 1st. . , 168 17
Institute Fund u
Cash on hand Feb. 1st..... ...$ 16 00
Cash on hand March ist......$ 16 00
Tax Sale Fund !
Cash on hand Feb. 1st. 40 00
Cash on hand March 1st. .....$ 40 00
Bicycle Fund v
Cash on hand Feb. 1st.. ......$ 210 54
Disbursements.. . . .. .. .. .. 41 20
, Cash on hand March ist....$ 178 34
Summary of Totals- i
Cash on hand Feb. 1st. . . . . . . .$5006 3
Receipts.. .. .. .. .. .. .. 494 38
Total.. .. .. ...$6400 61
Disbursements,. . . . . .. .. 2742 70
Cash on hand March 1st. .. .$3657 91
PROPIRIY SAlfS BfCORDCO.
Other Documents Filed at the Court
In the department of records, at the
Marion county court house, yesterday,
four mart era ere s were filed, aggregating
$2580; one chattel mortgage for $234.
and a balance of $771.91, on a $3100
martgacre. xFonr deeds were filed ag
eating $i02C as follows:
Charles Scott assignee of the Or- '
egon Land Company, to Eber J. . f
Pearson, the east half of lots No.
I. 2, and 6, SunnysMde Fruit Farm
N0.-13. assignee's deed ....$1105
Charles Scott, assignee of the Or
egon Land Co.. to l M. Cro
ter, the west haK of lots No. I,
2. and 6, Sunnyside Fruit Farm
Not 13, assignee's deed .... .... 818
W, P. McMillan and wife to the
Salem Building and Loan Asso
ciation, part of lot No. t, block
No.J3. Salem q. c. d. .... ' t
Oregon Land Company to Charles
bcott. lots No. I, '2, and o, mb- .
nyside Fruit Farm No. 13, cor- i-
rection deed .............. . . 1
Grief and pain come alike tor" all, and
cannot be scjped by . any; ! broken
hearts are to be ound in palaces as
welt as in cottages, and the bond of
brotherhood seems strongest when love
and pity unite ail hearts and reverence
for what is good lifts up our souls.
1 That best becomes a man which he is
by nature intended to perform- .
A SUSPECT JAILED
8TAYTOX MAN ARRESTED CHARGED
WITH STBAXJNO A WATCH.
Wm lAtor Belonsed for Wnnt of Proof -;
Social B1U from Tbnt Intretloc
STAYTON (Or.). Feb, , 28. Ed
Lang was taken Into custody Tuesday,
by Marshal Smith, for the larceny of a
watch from the Farmers hotel. The
land lady heard him entering Various
rooms after the other guests had arisen
in the morning, and later discovered!
the absence of a watch!; from Frank
Sylhavie's room. ! The arrest was made
about io o'clock, and Lang was lodged
in jail fill afternoon when be was
searched No trace of the missing
property was found on his person and
he was released, for lack of prool. ' j
A farewell party was'; tendered Rev.
and Mrs. Davis, at their home in this
city, Monday evening, it being the eve
of their departure for. Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, where they, expect to
take up their , abode. . Mr. and Mrs.
Davis have won many friends during
their two years residence in Staytdn,
and will be greatly missed from social
circles. , '. 1 . . I
An old lachioned charivari was tend
ered Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Fisher Sat
urday evening at their -cottage on! 24
street, in honor of the return of Mrs.
Fisher, from an extended visit in Wash
ington. As the charivari party brought
the "treats" with them, Jpe opened
the doors in bis hospitable manner and
bade them eater. The guests were
Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Fratter. Mr. and
Mrs. Riggs, Edythe Caspell, Lillian
Elder, Earnest Long and Jake Missler.
E. F. Bennett, editor of The Stay ton
Mail,., has leased the building formerly
occupied by the Derbyshire drug stre,
and is having it fitted up ready for oc
cupancy. Some villainous person has been ad
ministering poison to valuable dogs of
late; several good dogs have died from
the effects . and others have been vio
lently ilL . '
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Leffler, of Scio,
visited at the home of Henry Follis in
this city Sunday.
Mrs: Lee Brown is visiting at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. J. J. Har
den, in Corvallis.
I. E. Yeoman has purchased the lit
tle cottage just J3k-Jof the livery sta
ple ana nas jmovca is uoustuuiu n
is papering and other-
up tne - nome reccnuy
First street, preparatory
to moving an
Misslth W'atters. who has been in
CorvallisMbr several months past, re
turned to her home here last Friday.!
Ora Ctowder returned to tfcis city
TuesdyT after an absence of abnost a
yearyspeji-t in Idaho and Washington.
tOflTABLE BUSINESS TRIP.
Rev. G. W. Grannis Returns from
Eastern Oregon, Where He Work
ed for the Old Willamette
D-. n vv nrannie financial and
, . V,. .
cwdowment agent of Willamette Uni
versity, has arrived home from a tnp
to Eastern Oregon ana wasningion.
He was gone twenty-three days, and
: tima Vi mat twrntv-three ad1-
dresses, in each of which he told of
the merits of our. big institution. Mr.
Grannis also distributed many copies pi
a new folder which has recently been
nrr if the adratitaces and
the work of the different departments
of the University.
He reports a decidedly favorable ln
the neoole east of the
Cascades in Oregon and; Washington
f-oncerning the advantagesi ana me wel
fare of Willamette 1 University. He
ei.i Mi th miniter cri the Methodist
church there are decidedly in favor of
Old Willamette, and that they ttiinic
this church organization' should throw
its strength towards the one big scho6l
that has stood the test of time and ?s
now entering upon a broader held pt
usefulness than ever before. Mr.
Grannis thinks there will be nany stu
dents from those parts to enter the
shades of old Willamette next fall, i
STENT SEVERAL DAYS IS SALEM.
A Mysterious Woman in Black, Repre
senting rierselt to Ke a tlODSon, ;
Is Doing the Valley Towns.
i -- j
The following paragraph, which ap-
pcared in the Portland Oregonian yes
terday, has reference to a mysterious
woman, who recently spent several
weeks in this city: j
The young woman at the St Charles
hotel who says her' name is Miss
Louise David has not always gone by
that name. A short time ago, when
she came down the river by the O. K.
& N., stopping at Willa Walla, Wal-
lula, Pasco and Arlington, she said her
name was Hilda II obson,' and that she
was a cousin of Lieutenat Hobson.
of the United States navy. Her leg
was not broken then, and she required
the use of no crutches in walkintr. bhe
also stated that she had been in the
Philippines .and had received four gun
shot wounds in her arm. Her arm
was in bandages then. She easily im
posed on the peopje of the inland
towns, who contributed liberally to Her
support. Several railroad 4nen' looked
at her yesterday and said that the
louise David at the St. Charles hotel
and the Hilda Hobson who came down
the O. Ri & N. road were, identical
She is still at the St. Charles."
This , same younjr woman spent ' a
number of weeks in the Capital City,
going from hcre-fo Albany a few weeks
since. , , She ?rst registered at Hotel
Salem under the ' name "Miss Mariah
Anderson." but after a very short time
she went to a private boarding bouse
and subsequently took quarters in the
Salem Lodging house. She was gen
erally considered . a - "grafter" of the
worst type, rbut did not1 succeed in
landing many victims in Salem. She
awavs had plenty 01 money and paid
her bills, leaving no debts in the city.
From Albany it is presumed she went
While in -Salem the woman repre-
sented herself as plaintiff in a suit' for
damages . against'' a railroad company
for personal injuries. .She walked with
the aid of crutches and Was very de
sirous of securing the services f t
number of prominent -Salem attorneys
to aid her in bringing her' suit to a
sucessful issue.1, The members of the
legal profession surmised her game
and refused to become in any way con
nected in a business relation with the
stranger. She succeeded, however., it
is reported, in winning the affections '
of a local Celestial whom she assisted
in separating from his money.; While
she also had some admirers from among
the" local street population, who icon- -tributed
to her support. j
la Portland, in addition to using her
cratches,- the woman carried an' arm
in a sling and appeared to be in a very
sad plight Chief of Police McLauch-
Ian, of the metropolis, communicated
with Chief ftlhson . of. Salm. ur!rh u.
result that he. yesterday 'ordered the
woman to leave the metropolis., j
NEW FARM PAPER
THE PACIFIC HOMESTEAD BKGI58
f PUBLICATION IX SALEM.
It Will Be an IllastratPQ Farm Jour
nal for the Northwest Field
- The Initial Jf amber, i
The initial number of the . Pacific"
Homestead, a new weekly farm paper
published in Salem, was issued yester
day. The new paper contains twenty
pages of four columns each, the main
portion being printed on machine book
paper, and the four inside pages on a
better grade of book paper, in order to
accommodate half-tone pictures. -
The paper has a circulation of 5006
copies, which is decidedly the largest
issue of any newspaper in Salem, with
the exception, of the A. O. U. W. Re
porter, published here by Frank Davey,
which has about 9500, and which is.
printed on the big new press of the
Statesman, as is , the main portion of
The Homesteads will ocupy a ' field
that has, heretofore been vacant in the
Northwest that of an illustrated farm
paper of general circulation. The first
number is full of good things for the
progressive farmers of this section.
among the articles being the , addresses
Detore the rarmers Congress of Gov
ernor Gecr, George W. Weeks, Hon.
VV. H. Wehrung, George L. Rees and
feter J. Shields, wiii) a half-tone pic
ture of each. Also ah article on Ked
Polled cattle, with illustrations; "The
Prune As It Grows in Oregon," by
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ty orchard scene from Douglas-county;
an address delivered at the recent farm
institute at Forest Grove by Mrs. Orla
Buxton, on "Home Problems" a very
Lane county, an authority on fruit cul
ture; to.'say nothing of good things of
a miscellaneous nature for the progres
It may be truthfully said that the ca
per is a success from the starj. It opens
up business boldly from the first issue
as .the" leading farm paper of the North
west, and it is the purpose of its man
agers to maintain this place for it.
They have talten care to arrange the
preliminaries before commencing the
publication. The . price is the popular
one, a dollar a year for the whole; fifty
two issues. A good advertising pat
ronage is already assured.
For the' present, the business office
of the Homestead will be kept in the
business office of the Statesman; but its
1 a 1 .1 : - . k
books ana -Business are entirely separ
ate from this newspaper, and it is the
intention to have a separate place -of
can be had for the purpose. .
FEW WERE LISTED
TWENTY ONE VOTERS WERE REG
5 ISTERED YESTERDAY.
A Number of Reports Received from
The registration , of voters at the
court . house yesterday was somewhat
slow, there being but twenty-one citi
zens entered in the clerk's records
during the day. Several nolaries and
justices of the peace sent in registra
tions' yesterday . afternoon, made by
them in their respective neighborhood
forty-six of these reports being re
ceived. These, together with the -day's
registrations, will bring the total num
ber of voters listed since the first' Mon
day in January up to 3327. r
County Clerk W. W. Hall says he is
confident that a number of justices of
the peace arid notaries public, in the
country precincts have the registrations
of a goodly number of voters in their
hands arid are holding them for a time
before reporting. He will, therefore,
in the next few' days, 'issue a circular
letter to all these men, and call their
attention to the law, making it their"
duty to report any registrations to the
clerk's office immediately.
Following are those registering yes
terday: ': i
Englewood--Wm. A. Gleason, Chas.
ThacJcer, Charles Beesen. -
'Prospect Richard Hensley, Wm.
Butte. " . I
. Salem No. 1 Edward Weller, Sal
mon Brown. r
. Salem No. 2 Allan B. Gardner,
Joshua W. Baker.
Salem No. 3 P. C Hetzler.
Salem' No. 4 ;Will Bennett, S. D.
Reed, A. W. Stephens, B." Frank West.
North Salem W. P. Ringle, L. B.
Denny, George L.; Neal, M. Penterj
Vinson C Beaty; -
Sidney J. F. - Duncan.
. Sublimity Martin Doerfler Jr.
Pacific Homestead, Salem, Or. Best
farm paper. Issued weekly. $1. a year.
Twice-a-week Statesman, $1 a year.