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BErnE5TATiTES . M. Poormmn, "of Wood
born; Henry Keen. Sr., of Stsytoa; C. D
Hartmas, of Scotu Mills; Dr. X2?. Smith, oi
Salem ; Lot. L. rearee, of Salem, i ?
Cwstt Jcwjk John H.SeottJ of Salem. .
SiiKKiEP CbM. A. Mnrpby, of Salem, j -'
ErxoitDtR J. H. BoUnd, of Jefferton. ',
;TsEAltEK-A. I. Downing, of Sublimity,
Ai-Charles Lembcke, of BnUetille.
Bi'kvkyok B. B. Herrlck, Jr., of Salem, t ;
HifmvrrvfiixT rr ftrunnu F. T. Unnrri. nf
CoHmu.i-I. C. Kccdham, of Sidney. i
i Cobojs es Dr. D. F. Lane, of Salem. '
Bale DiBTKicr Justice of the reace, John
:! W. Keynolda ; Constable, D. C. MlntQ.
, CITIZENS' TICKET.
Clexk Lieut- W. E. Finier.
W. E. F1NZER.
i W. lE. Finzer, nominee on the CitH
zen-s ticket for county clerk, is entirely
..competent for the place. He is a de-i
serving man. lie went with the Ore
gon 'Volunteers to the Philippine, in
;he capacity 01" first lieutenant of Com-i
pany M., ami served valiantly. iThe
'day following the battle -of Malabon he
was put in command of a company ot
scouts and did perilous duly, rendering
excellent service. "
; 'Mr. Finzer has good business capa
city and will, if elected, make Marion
county a competent and faithful ofiic
iaf. The Statesman hopes to sec him
elected. !., j
Pay your bicycle tax.
i One thing brings another. Salem's
.building boom will go. and keep; on
going, -when it is once started. ,
i There must be-retrenchment and re
form in county "affair. The ' people
who pay the taxes must have an inning.
; e j
I The perple ot the United ' State
'have a feeling more tf humiliation than
ji:herwiie on account of the way ' the
Dewey idol has been shattered.
1 The fir-t hop contract has 1ecn fi'c!
for the coming reason's pick.- in! Mari
on County. The price agreed upon is
9 1 cent. a wund.. Not bad; 10 cents
would be alKu.it rinht. '
AMPLY PROVIDED FOR.
All the intcrcKts and present heeds
of the peple of I'uerto Rico are am
ply provided tor in the bill that is ivow
pending in Congress. The 15 per cent.
tf the 'Din
iIvy ratc to itc charged for
goods sent frmi Puerto Rico to the
Uniteil State- will affect almost cxcltt
isly tobacco and Miar. ' Necc-bary
foojl products and clothing from this
cotijntry, for the ifc ot the people of
that! island, will be admitted at the
Pticjrto Rican ports free of customs
dwrjgcs. a has been the case under the
army regulations. -
This 'whole question .has been one
simpiy of the lea-t oppressive and nnst
effectual way to raie revenue to mp
port 'the governictu in Puerto Rico
until la government can le organized
to dJ it for itrtlf. In the interim the
gocrimvnt of the United States mus:
TTia IPon in tls a
If you have "a good mind to
Tcrite to Dr. Pierce " take pen in 4
hand and. begin. Then you'll
avoid the experience of Mrs. Mj P.
Davis, of Honaker, Russell Co.,
Va. She writes :
For seven years X was confined to
bed most of the time. I had ulceration
of internal organs and female weakness.
I had four .doctors and they said I could
not be cured.. ....... After the doctors saki
I could not lie crored I wrote to Doctor
Tierce for advice.........I followed the
advice he gave .1 feel better than I
ever did, Mr friends say t do not look
like the same woman. am sorry did
not take I?r. IHerce's, medUin when f
fust began to have poor health. I could
have saved what I paid to humbugs." :
No one ever regretted writing1 to
Dr. Pierce for advice. Many have
regretted not writing sooner.
'. Sick women are invited to con
sult Dr. Pierce by letter, rret. and
0 obtain the opinion and advice, of
a specialist in diseases peculiar to
women. All correspondence pri
vate. Address Dr. R. V. Pierce,
Buffalo, N. Y. i
-v. f . ' -
Dr.. Pierce's Medical Adviser,
ioo3 pages, is sent free on receipt of
stamps to defray expense of mail
ing only. Send 21 one-cent stamps
for paper covers, or 31 stamps for
cloth. Address as above.
provide in some way for the expenses
It mvst tax somebody and something
in order to raise the money.
There is a provision for a tax of
cents a pound on coffee imported into
Puerto Rico. As there is no import
duty on coffee into any ofher portion
of the United States, it is claimed that
this section of the measure violates the
provision of the Constitution declaring
that customs duties shall be uniform
throughout the United States. But
the question was raised in the Senate
distinctly on a motion to strike this
out, and there were ordy fourteen Sen
ators in favor of the proposition. Not
a single Republican Senator voted in
the affirmative. Some, however, were
absent. If this clause is unconstitution
al, and if the free traders can get: an
inning in any manner ; through our
treaties with Spain in reference to the
Philippines, the people of this country
cannot find it. out too soon It is the
duty of this administration, put into
authority on the distinct undcrstand
ng" that the protective principle would
b,e upheld, to uphold it m every man
ner possible. Ve want no - free trade
in the articles chat would bring our
producers and laborers into competi
tion with the producers and laborers
of Mexico, Central and South 'America,
China and Japan, Australia and con
tinental Europe. '
STARVING PUERTO RICANS.
The following from the New York
Press of March 29th will be especially
interesting to. the people of Oregon
who believe in protection to American
industries and labor. In-order to give
a mil understanding, we print it1 in
full, 'heading and all:
TRADING ON SYMPATHY.
Sugar and Tobacco Trusts Back
Cry for Porto Rica Free Trade.
To -the Editor of The Press:
Sir The New York Journal of March
2ist' informs us who the parties are that
arc manufacturing so nmich sympathy
for the "starving Porto Ricans," . Its
correspondent from Washington says
'Nearly all the delegates trom Fort
Rico arc in Washington laboring It
the end that the statesmen (there shoult:
have a perfect understanding of the con
ditton in the island. They Kay thej
feel certain that they have won the iym-
pathy of every one with whom the
have talked. The delegates trtist
through the proposed mass . meeting
that they may create a popular under
standing of the needs ot" Porto Rico
and thereby men of all parties shall b
urged to unite in doing what is jusc
and best for the people of the island.''
I his reiMjrt states that there are til
teett of these delegates representing ti t
Chamber of Commerce, of San Jt'at
and other cities, the agricultural inter
est, the Territorial and Agriculture'
Bank of Porto Rico. Among the mer,
whom, as stated, "the-Journal has per
mitted to ass-ist in the undertaking s tr
obtain free sugar and tobacco, art
Judge Fin ley, British subject, owner a.'
one 01 the best sugar estates in the is
land, banker, with thirty-five years res
idence in Porto Rico. Vice Consul of
Great Britain; Dr. Julio Henna, form
er President of IVmo Rico .Revolution
ary party, eminent physician, native cf
l orlo Kico; Carlos Armstrong, t at'.vc
of Porto Rico, merchant and banker,
with offices in Ponce and N'ew York;
J. D. H. Luce. .member of the banking
firm of 'De Ford & Go. of San Juan
ami Ponce;. Manuel Fernandez Juncos.
native of Spain, with forty-two y ears'
residence in Porto Rico, prominent
writer. Secretary of Finance of the first
Autonomic Cabinet of Portoi Rico and
secretary oLth'c Chamber -t Commo-ce:
Lucas Amadio. large coffee planter of
Porto Rico; Enrique Gonzalez, distin
guished lawyer, important sugar and
coffee planter; Mr. Soloman. American
citizen, secretary of the agricultural
delegation; Rayman Valdez, owner of
the Catano and Boyamon Railway line
ami a banker; Nicholas Oyanguren. ex
president and director of Territorial
Bank; Tuilo Larrinaga, civil engineer
and real estate owner: Dr. S. Ames,
surgeon major in United States army;
Louis Sanchez, ex-membcr of the Au
tonomist Cabinet. President Mayor of
San Juan and real estate owner; Ramon
Fernandez Latimer, merchant and
planter. Consul of Austria and Hungary,
and Anuro Bravo, planter and' mer
The .above are the names, positions
and occupations of the men who. the
Journal says, are working unselfishly
and KTatuitously devoting themselves
in Washington wkh Congress, and
who arranged for a mass meeting in
Carnegie I fall to work up sympathy
for the "starving" Porto Rican. which,
in the , apparent estimation of those
men. free sugar and tobacco will at
once relieve. 'Every one of these fif
teen delegates is interested personally
in sugar and tobacco product; or oth
er business that free trade with the
United States will materially benefit.
1 lie lane tn 111 is is wju aiiuarcm 10
have any influence whatever upon intel
ligent Congressmen. Free sugar and
tobacco for the Philippines, and event
ually for Cuba. Free sugar for these
inlands means the total destruction of
the s'gar industries in - this country.
Cuba and Porto Rico alone can pro
duce more sugar than this country now
consumes. The imports of sugar for
iJsyo. amounted to 4.401.748.658 pounds,
valued at $io8.5i8.77. besides what
came from Hawaii.
nil ere are fifteen of the wealthiest men
in Porto Rico, backed b." the Ameri
can sugar and tobacco trusts, with plen
ty of money for a corruption fund,
working with might and main, night
and day. with pretended . unselfish
rn-irii'acturing yynrnat'hy for the suffer
ing and starving Porto. Ricans. The
United. States hjd a thousand ' time
better Rrant autonomy to Forto Kico,
the Philippines and Cuba itan. open
ber ports to free sugar from these is
lands. .The s'fgar planters on 'these
?l2nd, wrth modern -machinery and
cheap coolie labor, can make sugar so
cheap that it sugar is admitted free the
indn.-try in. -this country will be mined
cntirc'y. If. however, the sugar iinlns
try here is properly protected, in less
than ten year we will make all of our
own stigar. which alone would be worth
oery year more than all the trade or
commerce we shall ever have witi tliese
Porto Ricans. Filipinos and" Cuban
"an- grow rich by producing tropical
fruits and other products that will not
materiallr compete with those olwlhe
United States, and Concress 1 should
stand firm in protecting all products
fhat can be successfully produced, in
the states. - , . ; ' ' -
: r REPUBLICAN.
THE COFFEE CLAUSE.
The Statesman, on yesterday com
mented on the , vote in tne United
States Senate on the notion- to strike
out the provision' in he Puerto R'can
measure for a duty, of 5 x?nts a pound
on coffee. We stated that not a single
Republican membir voted ir the ailirin
ative on the propositron. The follow
ing is the editorial coiameat of the
New. York Sun on that vote:
"Last week the' Dem cr?iic party,
through its reprisciititivci in the Unit
ed States Senate; arrayed itself against
the Republicans , on a great Constitu
tional question,- If any issue free
from the passions 01" Bryanisin could
reunite the antagonistic faciicns ct the
Democracy and regam for t:ie pany a
a whole its old-time good rep're in the
eyes of conservative vote's, it would
seem that it had been found.
"The Democratic Senators made their
fight on the proposition that the Con
stitution extends ex prcprio vigore o-er
all territory that comes under American
sovereignly; and the result was very
"On Thursday Ss.Tator Pettus of Ala
bama moved to strike out thz clause in
the Puerto Rico bill that imposes . a
dutv of five cents a pound on coifee im
ported into Puerto Rico, with the
statement that he desired a clean-cut
vote on the question whether 'a tax can
be imposed on ; -merchandise imported
into Puerto jRko and not on like mer
chandise imported into other parts of
the United Sfates.'
"The Democratic view of the Con
stitution was on trial in the Pettus
amendment as distinctly as words could
put it on trial. ' But besides the vote
of Senator Pettus himself, the votes
of ten Democrats only were recorded
in favor ot tins amendment.
"The full Democratic strength in the
Senate was twenty-five. Some Demo
crats, of course, were paired: 'But ab
sence for any reason on an occasion 1
of such capital partisan' importa tee
must make old-fashioned Democrat
who still 'hope to see Bryanism driven
Irom their party wonder whether witn
Bryanism out there would be anything
The Indian training school here gets
its $.20,000 dormitory for girls at the
hands of the upper house, by virtue o
an amendment by Senator McBride, in
iddkion to the brick industrial buildin
.he gj'mnashim for boys, and other im
provements provided 4or by the nieas
ire as it left the House. The measure
carries provision for 500 students for
he fiscal year beginning July 1st. This
will allow of the keeping of clo.se to
00. owing to the low proportionate
;ost of maintenance here. We say
Murrali for Chemawa! And tnantcs to
aur representatives in Congress!
Now that an abundant crop of fruit
is practically assured, the next thing
's to prepare to take care of it all' and
there is no question but there vUl be
nraket it. The prices may rule low,
owing to the enormous surp'us, but
sale for all the surplus, at prices fhat
will be in. some measure remunerative.
The prospective surplus covers ail the
fruit districts throughout the country
--not only in the matter of prune?, but
for all other fruits.
One of the politicians in Salem yes
terday said he thought "Mark Hanna
made a mistake by not announcing
Dewey's candidacy on April 1st."
Mrs. Dewey will soon find cut that
ie is no national convention.
Th ha art is the jnoct vttsl orysa of the bdy.
ft laths engine tkt propels the muscles and
tends snstenance to tbe nerve end brain and
sll the organ of the body. A flaw In its
aecbaniim Is certain to give rise to seriout
results, weakness denotes
the presence of s flaw. 1
Is s forerunner of aome
tbiDg more serious that Is
to occur Yon srs the
engineer. Look to your
engine. See that no acci
dent occurs. HUOYAN
It what ton need. HUD
YAN will strengthen the
heart. HUOYAN will
make the heart muscles
strong and hard. Do not
delay too long. Begin ths
uaeof HUD YAN now.
HERE ARE YOUR SYHPTOUS:
1-3. THBOBBINO I2T THB TSK
JPLES WHEN LYIKO DOWN. HUD
YAN wlU esass the throbbing to dlssppesr.
8-0. : snronro zk the baks-huo-
YANstops ths ringing snd bussing in short
4-8. AXTZSIT ATX FAXENESS AITD
FLTJSHIKO OF THB CKEXJES. HUO
YAN will restore the circulation of ths blood
to its normal condition sad keep constant
healthy color ia ths cheeks.
7. FAX.PZTATIOB OT THB HBABT
AND IHBEOULAB BEATINO. HUD
YAN , by strengthening ths heart muscles sad
the nerves that supply it, will stop the palpi
tation and altering sad esuss ths heart to best
S. TKBOBBIXrO 1ST THB STOMACH
REGION. ' This throbbing snd pulsating dls
sppesr shortly sits ths ass of HUOYAN, ;.
Thousands hare beea cured of Hsart Weak
ess by HUDYAN. You should be cured
so. H U D Y A N will ours you. Procure
HUDYAN from your druggist. It is sold
ta all drugstores for Mo. per package, or
asckages for tlfiO. If your druggist does aot
keep H. send direct to the HUDYAN REM
CDY CO MPANY, Ban rrsnciaco, CsJJ
Consult the HUDYAN DOCTORS
FREE. Tea may call snd see them and bars
s free consultation. If. you cannot call on ths
doctors writs to them for advice. It will be
gtrea free for ths ssking. Address"
KUDYAa kekedy co::?abt,
Cer. ttoslrtes, MeHiet s-4 Eltis tts
SAN TRANCISCO, CAU
CmslsfiEj of CUTICCRA SOAP, to daasc Qc '
sUa, CUnCTRA ClfltmcaL to teat Ox sUa, anJ
t CCTHXRA RfSCLVLU to cod lie Mood, Is
dlca SEOctot to cere ttc ccst tortnrliif, dis
Zzaf&z stia, scalp, and blood benors, rasbes,
ttctisss,al trrltailens. wRli loss of balr, wJia -Cx
best pbyslclans.a2a an oflier roncdlcs fail
I Sold rwrirhi. ! We. Tits Srr. SlJS, m Ccrtermj
BoA. tic, OiaTMOT, iOci BiM.TwTlilf tkxK.
Ton D" CSBM. Cosr, Sol Prop
'. aar "How t Cm HQ"Hf book, timi
THE ROMAN 1 FORM 6F WRIT-
G IQOO. ;i
How slialP'wei write 1900 in- Roman
letters? i It has been fairiy generally
admitted that two ways are correct
namely, MDCCCC and M CM and that
the latter is preferable. .'Now a corres
pondent maintains that: neither of these
is legitimate.' He says:
"The year 1900 should be written
MDCD. One intportant principle of
t'he Roman system is that tlie most val
uable dfgit is placed first,; and then
others as imich a possrble of gradually
decreasing valuej -till the required num-r
ber is complete.!. Thus., MDCLVI for
1656. Another is that similar dighs
shall not follow eiach other. The excep
tion to tbis latter rule which is foumd
on the face of a watch is,t as is wiell
known, of merely madiaeval otigin. i '
"Now, as- the ; number whidii we dc-,
sire to. write is igoo. we I commence
with MD. To account for the remain
ing 400 we musf accordingly resort to
the dei ice of placing a detracting digit
before a' digit representing exactly that
much more thani the required value, , in
this instance, a hundred. Our 400 is,
therefore, expressed by CD. and the
entire 1900 is shown as MDCD."
THEIR WIVES AND HUSBANDS.
Milka Tern j the great ; Wagnerian
soprano, is unriiarried. 'Ernest Van
Dyck, the popular operatic favorite,
has been -married a nuniber of yearsj
His wife is a brilliant" woman, a daugh
ter of Servais, the great Belgian 'cel-
lists. The Van Dycks have two young
daughters and live in a beautiful home
near Liege. They entertain lavisjily-i
Jean de Reszke. as all the wo Id.
knows, was married only a couple erf
years ago to a beautiful Frenchwoman.
His brother -Edouard. however, mar
ried many years ago, and has. four
lovely daughters J , i
Signor Scbtti is a bachelor, and M.
Salcza married recently a beautiful girl
from hitf nati'e province in t'he Basses
Pyrenees. She" accompanies him on his
trip to America j this winter.
Herr Dippel. when he married 3
lovely Russian girl of 20 ten years ago,
robbed the stage of a great actress. She
never misses a performance when her
husbands appears,, is frequently at re
hearsals; and her husband says she is
hb critic. . - I s
. There 1 more Catarrh in this tcction of the
country than all other diseaacs put together,
snd until the last few years was supposed to he
incurables For s great many years doctors pro
nounced it a local disease, and proscribed local
remedies, and by constantly failing to euro with
local treatment, pronounced it incurable. Sci
ence has proven catarrh to be a conntitutiona1
disease, and, therefore, requires constitutional
treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure, manufactured
by P. J. Cheney &Co. , Toledo. Ohio, is tbe only
constitutional cure on tbe market. It is taken
internally in doses trom 10 drops to a teasnoon
ttul. It acts directly on the blood- sod mucous
"mnrf! rtf thm mtrmtm Thnfiffitr nna hundred
jdollsrs for any case it fails to cure. Send tot
circulars ana testimonials, a an reus, , .
F.J. CHENEY CO., Toledo, O
s7-Sold by Drunrist. TSu. ' i
Hall's I Family Pills are the best. :
illcre is a lislt of stones for each of
the twelve auontJlis:
January. .. . t . Garnet. . . .j . . .Fidelity
rebruary. . . .. 'Amethyst. . . . .Sincerity
March....... Hyacinth.. . .!.. Wisdom
April ....Diamond.. ..s Innocence
May Emerald. .. .Constancy
June. Pearl Peace
jtIy. ......... Ruby. . .. .Happiness
August. ...... -Moonstone, .jood Luck
September. .- Sapphire. . . . , . . . 1 ruth
October tJpat Hope
Novomber. . . Topaz. . .. . .Friendship
December, . ..Turquoise. . . j ..Success
TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tab
lets. All druggists refund the money
if it fails to cure. E. W. Grove's signa
ture is on each box. 25 cents.
QUESTIONS AND .ANSWERS.
How do you pronounce the naime
Schemuel. the character played' by
Wilton Lackaye iin '"Children of the
Ghetto?" M I .'!:' f ,
It should be prrmotmced as if nt was
What is the ialarv of a United
States Senator or Congressman?
Five thousand i dollars per anrrum
and' 20 cents innSeage per mile from
and to his pSace tf residence.
What us -the pay of a private hi the
United States artjny? s
rRMrteerr dollars a month and ra
tion. Each private is given lur-
kniRhs at stated intervals. 1
iW'lien wasi beat and steam power
first: knowrr? I
This oowcr was mentioned firsft in
the Pneunatrca of Hero of Alexandria
in t.w IL C. . i '-
(When will we I have the next lean
In 1904. Cerrtitry years 1 are leap
years only when they are devisable by.
;Haw sbrwld a -couple walk" down to
their seats s'n a theater?
The irentleman 1 should precede the
lady in going to khe seat. In corning
away trom it., oieHa1y should fake the
ea4''-:'f--:t4;-r'-;--!;:,' ;M ?
In which "states have women full
. Ir CooradV, Uth and 'Wyoming.
THE IlEST PRttJCKllTlOi rUK MA-
Ch ills and .Biliousness is a bottle of
GROVES'S TASTELESS CIIII.T
TONIC It isi ciimply Iron -and Qui-
rune in a iaivicj lurm. n o cure, no
pay. Price 50 ceuti. '
.One touch'of nature makes the whole
world kin. Shakespeare. -
When dizzy or Idrowsv take
CHAM'S PILLS.L -
SPRUCE Gli'l f KO'l P.IAINL
This Year's Scpply Not' Ip to tbc
Average in Quality.
This- has been an off year for gum Ui
Maine. . . ' ; i
Ordinarily rbc Maine supply of clears
pink, ordorous and' sweet spruce gum
has been in the (tons, and evey ton of lit
is worth $2,000 at first hands. This
year the supply of marketable t?inrt
will fall much below the average. This
sad fact is not brought about by a dearth
of gum so much as a lack of skilltuJ
harvesters. . , j
"Everybody is going into h," said
wholesale gum dealer in Bajigor. Mei.
the chief gum market of the United
States,' "and the supply is not so good
hi mr m conseauence. 1 hev onncr
in all kinds of stuff, dirt and pitchy and
full of black spots, and of course, wc
can't buy it. 'We won't get the good..
clear gum this winter we did last year op" 0 the use atomizers in ajiding
that account. . I liquids into the nasal passages for ca-
remember,' went on the gum Ica- tarrhal troubles, the proprietors prc
er, as 'he leaned over the counter, "whep ; pare Cream Bakn in liquid form,
gurrr gatherers came in here with from ; 411 be known as Ely's Liquid
400 to 500 pounds of gum to the mam Cream Babn. Price including tbe
to sell after a winter in the woods. I spraying tube is 75 cts. lruggi-ts br
Every pound of it is worth a dollar, and y,y majj The liquid form cmlodis
thai is jusTt what I gave for it, right the medicinal properties of the solii
through. i i j preparation, v Cream lialm isu quickly-
"This- winter. I haven t seen any 04 j absorbed by the membrane ami does
the kind of cum we used to get, that is nnf Arv tin the secretions-' but c'la,.,
new irrtrJaiity.. Last year 1 bought n.orc
than a ton of gum and sent k out of thwfacter. Ely Brothers, 56 Warren St .
s-rate. 1 here is a' good demand lor it
especially fron the West, where there
are Maine people in large numbers, il
don't get a very big profit out of it. fdr
it retails at -10 cents an ounce, all done
up in a neat paste board box. Then,
there is a shrinkage of 10 per cent on
it. and additional loss from it becoming
broken. 'Aiter I have sold it to a mid
dle man, say at $1.25 a pound, and he
sells it to the retailer, who can, only get
10 cents an ounce for it. you will see
there is no great profit in it for any of
us. - i
"As for the man- who gathers it'
went on the gum dealer. ."he earns his
dollar a pound. I wouldn't clean the
stuff for that nnoney. 'Every piece has
to be handled and' most of n scraped
with a knife to take off the rough out
side. There is a good deal of waste in
the cleaning. The best gunr gatherers
arc those who know how to get clean
gtrm. the kind that does not require al
iot ot. cleaning, 1
'Notwithstanding the difficulty of get
ting together 100 pounds of gum, the
dealer recalled that he botignt on one
occasion 908 pounds of gum from two
men, who had gathered it up a winteit.
They were Swede fanners from the vi
cinity of New Sweden, in '. Northern
Aroostook. Work is dull on the pot
tato farms- in winter, and the thritty
Swedes look around for a chance to
make a dollar. 'Many of them go into
the woods as lumbermen. Some - trap,
while ethers gather gum. These two
farmers netted $1 a pound for their
gun and divided the sum equally. t
Only men of the greatest patience
and! of nsver-ceasinj? activity can gat'iii
er nearly 500 pounds of gum in a win-
ter. The task is one calling for al
mo.vt incredible work. When one buys'
a little box of the pure, amber blood
of the spruce he littje thinks of the pa-i
tience that has been put into the work
of leathering it. i
The gum gatherer begins his work in
the tall, as soon as the snow comes, and
make traveling on toot in the forest
easier than- when the ground is bare.!
and he keeps at his task, day after day,
in storm and shinc, until, spring.
Living , in a rough camp, he walks
forth ' into tbe trackless woods tvery
morning at dayliglrt, and keeps- going
until dark. He wears snowshocs. on
which he skims the surface of the deep
white carpet on the ground, making
his way from trcct to tree, his head
up. scanning the brown- trunks lor the
little drops of concealed sap that is
known as spruce irum.
An. expert gum- gatherer can see gum
on the trunk of a tree where the novice
could see none. He also knows at a
glance whether a "teat" is worth tak
ine oft or not. and that when it is
some times fifteen feet above his head.
As- it is impossible to Teach most, of
the gum on forest spruces without some
implement, the gum gatherer has a
specially made gathering rod with which
he brings down the golden drops. This
rod is generally in three sections, so
that its length may be Tcjrulatcd to tn"
height to be reached. On the .i:d of
the rod is a knife, and beneath it is a
little pouch, such- as is used on a fruit
picker, into which the piece of gum
drops - after being detached front the
tree by the knife. After getting all the
gum on a tree, and there is seldom
more than an ounce in the rough to
he had from evert, the best gum trees,
the sgun gatherer goes on to the next
tree, yielding gum'.
Nrt all spruces yield gum. Many of
the trees have no gum on them at all
until the bark becomes broken, or there
is some break around a limb, allowing
the sap of the tree to .exude and harden.
Trees that have been trimmed of their
lower branches are best for yielding
gum. Sections where lumbermen have
"swamped" toads, or have been logging,
arc. therefore, better, as a rule, for the
gum gatherer than the virgin forest,
where the gum trees are farther apart,
andU'he gum hangs higher.
There is a vast territory in' Northern
Maine from which gum comes, a re
gion larger than the state of Massachu
setts, covered by deep spruce iorest,
broken only by lakes and streams. Out
of this region in the spring come many
men bearing their packs of gum on
their backs. Some have devoted their
whole time for the winter to gathering
gum. Others have combined with this
work trapping tur-bearing animals. A
number of guides, who in the fishing
and hiuitirjg season- traverse the woods
whh parties of sportsmen, devote their
w:-n:ers to gathering gum.
The life of the gun gatherer i nec
essarily a hard one. as will be seen. It
is also terribly lonesome. All winter
the wan with the gum pack fits like a
shadow irom.trce to tree, silently gath
ering gum, and having no company
other than the wild ahings in thc forest.
except perhaps at times when he goes
out to some settlement, walking twen
ty or thirty or forty mile. on snowhoes.
'o get provisions and perhaps get his
mail from the little woodsman's iot-
oftice;. Birt he. sticks to it. does the
gum man. and in the spring be "ikuffV
do.wn to Bangor. thcreN to market his
gum.! and perhaps indulge in a few of
the fading joys of town. '
Such is the story of gum, the kind of
gimi that makes the Yankee feel like
going back home whenever he smells
it or takes a chew, of it; the kind that
puts, to shame the sweetened confec-'
lion made by machinery; in fact, the '
real spruce gum, that is- as murfi a nn-.
of the-resources of Maine as ke, or
lumber,, or granite, or pretty girls.
MADE TROUBLE FOR HIMSELF.
They met a tbe Woman's Republi
can Club ball at Christensens. savs li.
Salt Lake -Herald. She was from the
East; -he- was a liome prcKluct. ' The
conversation lagged between the
dances. ; Finally be vemured tlris:
"How do you tike 'David Harum'?'
She bristled tike, a porcupine. -I
have po iise for harems of any Iciml."
she retorted; "they're just 'perfectly
horrid. ; Look; at the sultan of Suln";
. Look at those -wretches in Turkey! The
whole-system is intended to degrade
women into beasts. Don't talk to me
about harems." The young nian wa
frantically trying to square himself.
, w hen the .music drowned the convcrsa-
Tn irmmmniiilr t-lo; wii- are r:i
ti1CT K, a natural and heahhv clnr-
Happines!? is like the mirage in iie
desert; she tantalizes us. whh a ddiisnn
that distance; creates and that contiguity,
destroys. Arliss Lit Go!. j.
Try Allen's Foot-Ease, i
A powder to be shaken into the
shoes. Your feet, feel swollen, nerv
ous and. hot, and get- tired easily. If
you have smarting feet or tight .shoes,
try Allen's Foot-Ease, It cools the
feet and makes walking easy. Cures
swollen, sweatingeet, ingrowing nails,
blisters and callous spots. Relieve
corns and bunions of all pain ana gives
rest and comfort. Try it today. Sold
by all druggists and shoe stores for 25c.
Trial package FREE. Address, Allen
S. Olmsted, Le Roy, N. Y
The local market quotations yester
day yere as follows: m
Wheat 43 cents at the Salem Flour
ing Mills Co.'s office.
Oats r28 and 30 cents (buying).
Hay Cheat, buying $8; timothy,
$8.50 to $10. !
Flour 75 cents per sack.
Mill feed Bran, $13; shorts, $15:
Butter i2jJ- to i7x2c.
Eggs 9xi and 10 cents, cash.
Poultry Chickens 8c. per pound.
Pork Fat, 454 gross; S'Z net
Beesf Steers, 44J4c; cows,
3Jic; good heifer, 4C
Mutton Sheep, 4c.on foot.
Veal 7c dressed 1
Potatoes 2025cents. I
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California Oak-tanned 'Leather
, , -Harness Oil. etc. .
F. E. iHAFER
23 State Street, Salem, Oregon
WE HAVE 'A BARGAI N In an 1;
5 Imperial bicycle. AVill be sold at ai
great sacrifice. Call at , once.
- ren & Hamliton. 4:Q-3td 2t w
FOR SALE Span of bay mares o
r years old weigh 1200 pounds, al.-o
wagem and harness., Address Dm
'Reeder, 'Brooks, Oregon. 4:io-it-w 1
EM POL YMENT Stealy 7tV7y s
liment for kkly or gCjiitleman. tr-nve!-Jing
or local work For particulars
radiflress -J. R. Townsend, Woolburn.
.'Oregon. 4:10-31 w. -
t- - - . i , , . : - . '
FOR SALE OR TRiATE For small
hop yard. 14 acres of valley land -2
acres young a-pple orchard, ta!ance
under cultivation,; small . dwellinK.
water, etc., situated on public high
way, ij miles from Bethel College.
iC. A. Gilmore, 'McCoy, Oregon.
!4:io-w2t (1) I .
Nothinn but s local
remedy or change of
climate will cure
Ely's Cream Balm
It is oulckly st-
eot bed, rives relief at
once, opens a n 1
cleanses the nssal
COLD 'N HEAD
Allays innamrration. neais ino
tect th Membrane. Restores me
Senrt of Tairte and SmelL Ko Mer
cury. Vo Injurious c rug. . jtepuir.
Size, M) cent;. Pamlly lim
Druggists or-by mall.
ELY BROTIIKIia. t4 Warrsn atrsst.
Have vnii had a Free samole of our
pwn make of Baking Powder?
Remember, we guarantee 'every can
that -we-put ouf to be absolutely p"r.e
It is 30 cents a pound can. you wi.j
save 20 cents on every pound can; anu
that is -worth saving. .
Prttiv avrrl it npnnv made. MopCV
is refunded if you -have no success with
Patronize home industry. ,
Fresh Toasted coffee every day.
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