T7EEKXX- ORECOM STaTJITaN.. FRIDAY. MAYlSV 1802. THE INITIATIVE . .. . . . : AND REFERENDUM CUBA LIBRE AT CHEMAWA ODD FELLOWS 9 AT NEWPORT A - - - t THE CIRCULAR LETTER Following la a copy of a. circular e Ing sent out by the Oregon League furthering: the cause the proposed Constitutional amendment: - ' To insure the adoption of the initi ative and referendum amendment to the Constitution It must have more than forty-five thousand votes even If not one?vote la cast against it. Do not forget $o mark your ballot on this question. .- ; Let every man wbo-'favora more di rect legislation in Oregon be sure to vote for the) initiative! and referendum amendent and remind his neighbors to mark "their I ballots. , .A .blank ballot may. bt counted against if the same as though 'it was marked now ' The rule Is almost universal . that when: a measure la submitted to the people it must have: only a majority of those who vote on the question. But the Constitution of Oregon Is peculiar and it Is quite possible that- before any amendment can be adopted a majority of all the voters must vote yes even; if not one votes no. Therefore it is Im portant that every friend of the Initi ative and referendum amendment shall vote. " ; ' - : ' . " . I ' If the proposed initiative and refer endum amendment to the Constitution shall be defeated by, stay-at-homes and careless voters neglecting to mark their ballot, 4 while a, very large major ity of those who do vote on the ques tion vote In Its favor,' It will greatly Intensify the demand ' for a Constitu tional convention. , - V . A Constitutional convention and a new Constitution is one of, the most costly events in the life t of a state. This is not only because of the agita tion and dlsturbtince of business, but also because , of the complete, changes commonly made In the organic law, and the destruction of a large part of the state laws settled by the courts. If the people understand -that In practice it is not possible to amend the Consti tution of Oregon It will-be impossible to long escape a Constitutional con vention. Therefore it ls very Import ant that every man who does not want 'the dangers and agitation of such a convention should not only iVote but initiative and referendum amendment. The proposed Initiative and refer endum amendment to the Constitution must probably have from forty-five to fifty thousand votes In Its favor, even though there . is not one . vote cast against ft. The man who favors It and does not votp for ; it Is likely to be counted against it Just as though he voted no. . , ' w . ' ' . The proposed Initiative and referen dum amendment to the Constitution Is very simple. It does not abolish the Ifi!ature'but it does make the whole body of Votersr af supreme legislative . body. It gives About five thousand roters power to refer to the people a . WU passed -by the legislature, and It fives the same power to the legisla ture, it gives about eight thousand voters: the ' same power to- Introduce a measure before the people for their vote that one Senator or one Repre- A SEPARATION GRAN TED TIER DIVORCE CASE OF MARTIN -VS. MARTIN .BY f THE CI R- , . 'CUIT COURT. "' On sterday afternoon Judge R. P. Boise, in department 'No. Z of Xhe Cir cuit Court, ordered! a, decree entered ii the case of Carey PL Marrm vs.t Adda D. Martin, forever dissolving the bonds of matrimony heretofore, existing' be tween plaintiff and defendant on the rrounds of. desertion'. The parties are well known in Salem where it : was generally known that .they ; had not lived together during, the past . four rears and jit was supposed by many that the legal separation 'had already been granted but the record does L not show that any papers were filed until the 8th of the present month, and the final decree granted . on. "yesterday. Judge B. F. Bonhanl appeared for plaintiff and the defendant made, no .appearance . One new case was flledf n department No. I of the State Circuit Court for i Marion muihit mtanlir In which :"m J. Greenbalgb fs the plaintlnTand John Greenbalgb et al.. are defendants. -mortgage given by George' Greenhalgh. now deceased, to plaintiff on the 2Sth . day of November. 1888. and covers property lh section 20. 8, h 2- w. Hewitt Jgc Sox, of Albany, re the, at torneys for the pfaiintlff. ' ' THE PRUNE QUESTION ANSWERS A CHALLENGE RE GAHDINO THE PRICES AT : WHICH FRUIT WAS SOLD- The Willamette Valley Prune -Asso ciation was challenged, last week. -through the columns of the Oregon tan o show and legitimate sales of prunes during the past season at 2 2-4 cents oag basis endl the directors of the As sociation. In a. letter in the Orego nlan answered the challenge as fol lows: ' ; , . . - ' . . SALEM, Or May IT. To the Edl-J ' jo xn urcfonian oi uann there appeared a, communication from I. Lang, in which he challenged .the Willamette Valley prune Association, through it "mtinager; ' to show "any legitimate rales of prunes made during the sea sot at 2 3-4 "bag baslst In the first place, we shall tay that we had no 4f ir for newspaper accounts of ur ales, and items which have appeared from trme to time have been given out t the . solicitation of your, Sa'm cor raspondent. , Ais this challenge . aifectf a buainesM matter which we supposed was of, Interest largely to ourselves we refrained from taking any notice of it. but at the solicitation' of rntny fruitgrowers from various parts of the state the directors of this corporation BEING SENT OUT BY THE i - : ' sentative has to Introduce a bill in the legislature. Any, proposed law sub mitted to the people by the legislature or by petition must have a majority vote of the people before-Itla adopted. There are no special elections on laws unless ordered by the , ; legislature. There Is no expense to the taxpayers, because the petitioners must pay all the expenses of their ' petition. The amendment gives a majority of the people power to make any law inde pendent of the legislature, and to -veto or repeal anjract of. the legislature. All friends of the Initiative iand ref erendum should lose no time from now on until the polls close on the evening of June 2, in setting forth the advant ages this, law will gie the people. . It transfers the power! from' the politi cians to the .people. OBserver, La Grande.. . . V ; , VALUE OF REFERENDUM, Unanimous Swiss Opinion. Prof. Frank Parsons an eminent au. uiuruy n me reierenaum, nas re- i turned from an extensive trip to Eu rope, and says; J "In Switzerland, where the referen dum and Initiative s have been so many years In use, the people are now substantially a unit 4 their favor. They have proved so useful in check ing corruption ; and , controlling mon opoly, ao wisely conservative and In telllgentiy progressive, that even those who strongly opposed the referendum before its adoption are now convinced of Its value. . . ' "I was recently in Switzerland for several weeks visiting nearly "all the most Important cities and talking with men of every class heads of govern ment departments, presidents of cities, college professors, hotel j proprietors, secretaries of chambers of commerce, lawyers, doctors. business; ' men and working-men of every description and I did not find one man who wishes to go back'to the old plan.of final legis lation by elected : delegates without chance ; of appeal to the people. , I talked with men whose pet Ideas had been turned down by the referendum, and with men who were .strongly op posed to important measures adopted by the people, the nationalization of the railways, for example. but they were "all convinced that on the whole the referendum was a good thing the' people- made j some mistakes, ' they thought, but they did far; better than a legislature acting free of the' popu lar veto. - There are no lobbies, no Jobsv no machine-legislation; everything is fair and honest, and even the legisla tors like it,, because It gives them a life tenure practically; (since the peo ple frequently re-elect the legislators at .the same time that they veto some of their acts) and, more important still It lifts the representatives ino a purer atmosphere, 'add.f to their dignity, in creases the - popular appreciation of their services. and frees them from the suspicions that attach to them under the lobby-ridden systeih of unguarded representation or government, by an elective aristocracy having power by first vote to make laws the people do not want. Nothing could be clearer or more vigorous, than the testimony of the Swiss people In favor of the ref erendum." 1 fruit; pooled with the Association and sold during the past season w as fol lows: ' . ' '-.. French prunes, uniform price of basl. 'except tor .extremely small sizes, which were sold at a higher price ; Italian prunes, season's , average 30- 40s 5.3935. net 4.6545. I i ; V ' Italian prunes, season's, average 40- 50s 4.6347. net 4 0312. ' " : . v Italian prunes, season's average 50- 60s 4.2942. net 3.7023. . , i, I- Italian prunes, season's average, 60- 70s 3 9985, net 3.3602. f ; r u We give the exact figures upon which settlements have been, made with the members, all of whom, it Is needless to .say, are well satisfied wtth the result of the year's business. The opening sales of the association werejnude ata 3-cerr basis, and) we beUve all the prunes in the Northwest could i have; as , easily gone Into consumption this season at that wice as at the wretchedly low figures which prevailed; ; : i t The wnnimer has generally paid as much for the Oregon prunes this year as he ever did. We are assured by the best handlers of our. brand,! of prunes tht they have been uniformly aaUs fled with our pick this year, and that they expect to handle from 50 to 100 per cent more next . year. This, ; of course, will depend to some extent oi whether we wlB "be able to. compete with the ruinously low prices of Mr. Lang and others, assuming that they will follow the same competitive policy as that of las year. ;We admit having lest many orders during the past sea son because of our unwillingness to sell as low as some others. If this business is to be perpetuated throughout the Northwest, there is need of ratHcai changes along the line of marketing and distribution. - - It is unfortunately true that almost every.: prunegrower is compelled to re alize upon his product as soon as It la cured, and this Is the weak point In the business. -W growers compete wtut each other In ur engagements to dis- pcee of our product, and w believe that the only salvation for this import ant industry ts for each district to form a local- organization ( and equip themselves for, the proper handling a rul oacking of the fruit on lines simi )ar to this association.; Then let us 'aH unite into, one' single selling agency through which; M fruit shall be mark- tel." - ' ..' . WILLAMETTE VALLEY PRUNE AS SOCIATION. !.'. ' fSlaTiedl Jowph Smith, president; L. Mt Gilbert, vice-president: D. M. nmm. E.T. Smth. H.S. Oile sec- " retary and manager), directors. i 1 Smith's . Dandruff Pomade v Cures dandruff, eczema. Itching scalp. and stoDs falling of the hair, one ap plication stops ifchlng scalp, three to rix amplications removes au uauuiun Doctors and druggists regard It as the only standard remedy for dandruff and The Freedom of the Island - Was Celebrated Lastv , I. Night , ; BY THE PUPILS OB , TUB SALEM INDlAM TRAINING SCHOOL-AN EXCELLENT .ADDRESS DELIV EREO FOLLOWED. BY A GOOD . MISCELLANEOUS PROGRAM.' The Chemawa ' Indian Training School, bear this city,' has, always ta ken a deep Interest in the fortunes of Cuba.- When Captain Mahoney. of the Cuban army, visited in Salem' he spent, several day at the school and lectured there, and hbj visit resulted in in creased interest In the welfare of the then unhappy telarjd. ICow, that Cuba is at least free, a sovereign nation among fhe -people of the earth, the friends f the ; Island . people every where rejoice, and the pupils at Chem awa are 'among those so rejoicing, and last night they; celebrated! the happy laborat entertainmeait In honor of thev Cuban Republia I inVoTnoUcnt . Tn-liSInl nA literary prograroj was . rendered, the Chemawa Band playing for the first time, the "Cuban independence March," the .mu sic for which they received on. last night's tjraln. ad which the member of the band hadnnever seen before. The grand mrch wasperformedr by from 600 io 600 people teachers and pupils and a snort, time speox in us-uciub-During tjhe' evening anNexcellent ad dress ont'Cuba LSbre was delivered. to the great delight of the pupils. TTMT WAS FXTENDEB MINOR ORDERS MADE IN SEVERN AL CASES NOW PENDING IN SUPREME COURT. ! In the Supreme Court yesterday only two minor orders,wtre made upon mo tion In cases pending as follows; j New ton-i Hoover, appellant, vs. Alice L. Bartlett, et al.. . respondents, order ed on motion of appellant that his time to serve and file his brief be extended to June 30. 1902. State ext rel. Turner, respondent, vs. G. J. Grayf, appellant; ordered on mo tion that appellant have until June 30, 1902, to -complete the transcript-herein by fihnig a copy of the bill of ex ceptions therein. ; v THE CLOSING EXERCISES FOR TID3 (OREGON INSTITUTE FOR THE BLIND WILL BE HELD -TOMORROW AFTERNOON, t The clos ng exercises of the Oregon Institute for the Blind will be held at the school chapel - tomorrow (Friday) afternoon, beginning at "2 o'clock. The public rld ordially Invited to attend. The following programme has ;. been pre pare a ior ine occasion. Chorus r'Wake, Wake, Wake." Essay"History of Music,". Ida Col by. ;'.. v.. I -A.",' :- ':'; --.X:. ; Violin . Ro(lo--Willie Bailer. Recitation Edward Mackln. Vocal Dttett Frank "Sandes and Margueri ter Flower. Paoer 4 Story of " Evangeline," Maude L. Bew. . ' Piano Solo Lee Peri n. . V:' Recitation Eras tus Savage. ?p Dumb BeU Drill Five girls, r The Faithful Dog" A story, Frank Sanders. - ' , ' Piano Dulett Lee Perin jmd Myrtle Buzan. ! ' ..-... .,..;:.;-.. . .. Recltatior Mabel Templeton. s" Piano Solo John Foley.- ; i Paper -"History of the School,- Ora Johnson. I , Chorus "Praise ,"Ye the Father." , ASSISTANT EXAMINER' UNITED STATES. CIVIL SERVICE CO&IMISSION WILL HOLD AN EXAMINATION. , V . -- ;; ' j ' - . i - r t ; The United States Civil Service Com mission J announces that In vlew of an insufficient number of eligibles result ing from the examination neld on April 22d for the position of Assistant Exam iner in thej patent, onlce to meet the needs of the jservicey another examina tion for this position will; be held at thj places' mentioned in ' the accom- Danylnar list! on June lith and 18th. Attention Is ! Invited to. the fact that this examination offers an ; opportu nity for appointment to one of the very best parts of the Government service, and tha Commission hopes that all per sons who are qualified will apply for this examination. - s ; ' s Information relative to the subjects and scope of this examination may . be found In section 41 "of , the Manual , of Examinations,' revised to January .1, 1902. Age limit, 20 years or ovr.. From the eligibles resulting from this" examination it is expected that a num ber of appointments wltt be made to the position ' of assistant examiner in the Patent Office, at a-salary of l200 per annum, and to other similar vacan cles as they imay occur. , ' This examination Is open to ail cit izens of the United States who comply with the requirements. - Competlt ors will be rated .'without regard to any consideration ' other than the qualifies tlons shown In their papers, and H gibles 'will be certified strictly In ac cordance with, the civil service law and rules. j - j i . i Persons who desire to compete should at .once apply either U the - United States Civil i Service Commission, Washington, IX C or to Miss Zalde PaJmer, the secretary of tha vlocal board of examiners at the places men tioned In the accompanying list for & copy of the Manual of Examinations and application Forms 204 and 375. The application should be properly executed and ' filed with the , Commission at Washington. " Persons who are unable to file their applications, but-whose re quests are" received at the Commission in sufficient time to ship examination papers, will be examined. ' ;'- ;;. - - O aXts"2?c;2rz.5:i-. ; " : t-- V.ra :.vrs l?f. Grind Lodge in Session at .- That Famous. Summer Resort RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED IN THE GRAND ENCAiiPMENT IN MEM ORY OF THE LATE T, OPON BAR KER OF. SALEM THE ASSEM BLY OF REBEKAHS IN SESSION. This Is , Grand Lodge week for .the Odd Fellows of Oregon, the Grand Lodge, the Grand Encampment and Grand Assembly being in their annual conventions, and these all meet In Newport-by-the-Sea. i Oregon's fa mous and most ' comfortable . summer resort. : On Monday the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs began to gather at New port and 'on Tuesday the work of the week, began."- .; ;.;; . ;; . . ; The" Grand Encampment of Oregon met at 1ft a. m. Tuesday at the opera house in ; Newport, presided over by Grand Patriarch T, F. Ryan of Ore gon CItyJ and completed Its work' dur ing the day adjourning for the year at 5 p. m.. after transacting a. considerable amount of businoss, and electing Its officers. At the same hour on Tuesday the Grand Assembly of Rebekahs met at the' Odd Fellows hall In Newport, and began Its three days' stepssion; and yesterday morning the Grand Lodge, L Ol 0 F. met In the opera house for a two days session. ' 3 V The Grand Encampment " meeting was made a most memorable one. to all present when the committee - on resolutions filed its report. Thfe com mittee consisted of Past Grand Repre sentatives W. ,T. ' Williamson and R. Scott, and Grand Representative AiW. wersox, and the resolutions; present- ere commemorative of the late T, Orln Barker, who djed in this city last Jue. The leading of the resolutions was followed by one of the most aiTct- ing scenesxever seen in, the Grand En campment of Odd Fellows, when the leading men of the order In the state paid brief tributes to the memory of the departed. . Ther x resolutions were. adopted by a rising vote, and were or dered printed on a memorial page -in the annual, record, togethco with a brief sketch of the life of deceased. The resolutions, as passed are as follows: 'The Grand Encampment of Oregon. "Your committee appointed to frame suitable resolution commemorative of our deceased brother, T Orin Baiker, Past Grand -Representative and Past Grand Patriarch, approach the duty In the ehadowttof a genuine sorrow'. His life could riot have been adorned by the additionof any of tha graces or embellishments: of social growth; the regret of his loss cannot find expression in the ordinary 'terms of sorrow. His life was the breath of sincerity and honesty; the clearness of good purpose; the motion of noble devotion to duty. His being was thrilled with the. uncon scious odor of a soul that . scorned to do a wrong. While his heart throbbed in warm and kindly sympathy with distress, or in joy at the gain or pleas ure of a brother,! t spurned - the cow ard spirit that cavilled with "truth or justice, kind bis tongue hesitated not In the outspoken force of -condemnation. No temporizing with tha wrong; no terms with the merest taint of dishon or; no parleying with the proffered offices of intrigue or deceit.. Yet be neath the rugged surface of inflexible and .austere integrity a kind and gen ial spirit of strongest-friendships found lodgment, and rose to greet a brother with the simple purity of Incense from the holy altar. Friendship, Love and Truth were engraved In letters of light upon his heart; Faith, Hope and Charity con genially nestled : in the purity of his soul. ;. "... - . '. ; 'Farewell, plain' and unassuming Barker! The: Patriarchs loved you. Passed to greater love and joy. In the light and presenoe of the Grand Patri arch of the Universe. May the God of Love receive you Into the Holy of H6- 11 ea. '!.'-.' ' : "Fraternally submitted, "W. T. WILLIAMSON, "A. W. BOWERSOX. -R. SCOTT." k .. : "Committee." ORA DAMON ARRESTED HER I HUSBAND CHARGES HER WITH A THREAT TO KILL. TRIAL THIS MORNING. Ora Damon, wife of A. H. Damon, was arrested, yesterday upon a war rant issued out of Justice of the Peace J. .O'Donald's court, and sworn to by her Aiusband. who accuses her of hav ing threatened to kill him. Mrs.;Damon will have a hearing be fore Judge O'DonaM at 10 o'clock this morning, and in the meantime she was allowed to. go on her own . recognis ance. ' v i : - State of Ohio. City of Toledo, ; . Lucas County. ' . Frank J. Cheney makes oath .that he is the senior partner of the firm of FJ Cheney St Co doing business in the City of Toledo. County and State afore saldJ and that said -firm will pay the sum of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each and every case" of Catarrh tnat cannot be cdred by the use. of Hall's Catarrh Cure. ; , ? . FRANK J. CHENEY. Sworn to before me and subscribed in my presence, this Cth day of Decem ber. A. D. 188. - . SeaL) - A. WJ GLEASON. Notary Public. HaU's CaUrrh Cure is taken internal ly and acts directly on the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Send for testimonials, free- F. T. CHENEY & CO, Toledo. O. Sold by druggists. 75c . Hail's Family Pills are the best. - BORED HIMSELF. r , ; The Duke of Devonshire hols the re in the middle of one . of his own speeches ' and explained . af ter Ward, ouite unaffectedly that he "couldn't helo iC it was so frightfully dull," and completed It when he was to introluce a bill in the House of Lords providing for the establishment of a new unlver- in preparing appetizing ' and wholesome food is lightened by this - fcimous baking powder Absolutely healthful qualities to the food. V; ; The 'Royal Baker and Pastry Cook" -r-most practical ana valuable of cook books -free to every patron. Send full address by postal card. ROYAL BAKINQ POWDER CO, Women meet Interesting Session! Held at T IFirst M. E. - Church OUR NEW POSSESSIONS" THE SUBJECT OP A pIpER RT MRS. V. C. IIAWLET &USC BY THE" BECK FAMILY ENJOYED BY THE DELEGATES. . 1 The Women's , Home Miisslonary "So ciety of- the Salem district met In an nual session at th I-irst &L E. church in this city yesterday morning, at 10 o'clock. - i, .-.: The meeting was gracefully presid ed over by Mrs. Caroline K. Sweetser, of Eugene, as presidefAt, assisted .by Mrs. Mabel Setlkmier.f set retary. After devotional exercises, coil ducted by Mrs. Blackweil of Salem, the usual routine of business was entered upon. : Interesting reports f the different officer were given, among: them that of the secretary of suppllesj, Mrs. J. D. Lee. of Salem." This report give a great Insight into thd magnitude of the work accomplished by this society. Mrs. w. cj. iiawiey very amy nan- died the subject of "Our New Posses sions. She read many Ihteresting.ar ticif s and Interspersed thm with .orig inal remarks upon our work in Manila, Honolulu and Porto Rico. A letter of greeting and an interest ing paper was read from Ml s Minnie Frickey, who Is( at present traveling and working In the Interests of thev Home work In Eastern Oj-egon. A ris ing vote of thanks was given to Miss Frickey for her faithful devotion to the work, and many were the expres sions of regret heard because ol hr absence from the convention. Miss Elliott of the Beck Family, a graduate of the Rush school for col ored people, in Mississippi, was-present and' was kind enough to answer all questions put to her by th ladles pres ent, concerning thls-schobl. Th Rush school is under the management of the W. IL M. S. of the Methodist Episco pal church; and Miss Ettlott, coming from the school almost direct to this city, was enabled to giv' many points of Interest to the ladies interested. Mrs. Long of Salem read an Interest ing paper on Deaconess wOrk. John Parsons. D. D gave a' short talk along the same line of work gleaned from his observation white' in London., The subject : was further touched Upon by Mrs. Underbill of Salem. - "Vs. The literary productions and discus sions throughout the day were. Inter spersed by special music Mr. and Mrs. Beck delighted tbe audience with a du et. Luncheon was served during the noon hour by the Saleml ladles in the parlors of the church. ; The convention was ai decided suc cess, owing almost wholly to Mrs. W. P. Drew, Mn. D. A. Waters and "Mrs. W. R. Wlnans of Salem, jand lrs. Car oline Sweetser of Eugene, who as pres ident of the Salem district, until her removal from the district took her Jnto pastures new. rendered Imuch "valuable assistance In the work. The convention finished the work of the day with sociable reunion; fn which plans for future work were discussed and ex changed. -. , j. Seiatie Rheumatism Cured After Four- ,-. , teen Ysars of Siff 'ring. ; 1 have been afflicted with : sciatic rheumatism for fourteen years." :ays Josh Edgar, of Germantown. CaL "I was able to be around.! but constantly suffered. - I tried everything I could bear of and at last was tcld to try Chamberlain's Pain Balm, which I. JH and was Immediately relieved and in a enort time cured, and I am happy to say It has not since returned." Whv not use this liniment and get well?-"It ia for sale by Dr. Stone's Drug Store ROYAL SIS; in o MISSIONARY V-v the way, Fa'.em is yet without a Light Biscvii lieliciousCatio pure It add! There are cheap baking1 powders, made from alum, but they are ex ceedingly harmfuj to health. Their astringent ami cauterizing qualities add a dangerous element to food, 1 100 WILLIAM ST, NEW VORK. PERSONAL AND GENERAL. Jt is too bad that the weather clerk forgot this Is the month of May on ac count of the excursionists who came to Salem Sunday, o o o '".. New York is quaking for fiar that. the. earthquake will come from the less er Antilfes to that city. Scientists say it fs due. If It comes at all. In thirty days. ..'.'..'- o o o '- Irof. P. L Campbell will make a very good and competent prenident cf th.-. State Unlvcristy. He Is every Inch a. gentleman and scholar. o o o Mr. Chamberlain Is a pl-asani ren- tleman but this Is a Repubi.cjn yeur. The Republican party -of the Nation xpec-ts the members of the party In Oregon to do their duty. , .- v . o o A Salt Lake newspaper ai. ocait-4 i;... lection of a woman for . Unite 1 ki'.mej S-- nator from Utah, to succtei Ril!ni. That would be a departure ihU- miU add spite to thf world of poiHj.-. e.. o . The' Statesman is promised a vn.wu from Some local minist r eyuy un dy morning.' Not that the good a of this paper need it; but it w.ll enter tain them' and do good. And if any cannot go to church on Sunday, they can haye their sermon anyway. ; - . - O O I - The circulation of the Homestead, the big farm paper that goes out of the Staesman building each week, has now reached 8800, It will be 10.000 very soon -probably more than twice as large as the farm paper on this coast In San Francisco having the next largest circulation. The Home stead ls destined to be a great prop erty and of great benefit to the farm ing Interests of the Northwest, and in cidentally to the city where It Is pub lished. -. . . V o o e ; Some ot the good Salem housewives are complaining over the fact that there are flower thieves abroad in the city. In one case the thief g.oes out at night and digs up rose bushes. The foot prints left In the yard Indicate that the thief Is not -a child, but a woman. This thing has been "going on for sev eral years, and some of the good I. idles aould like to have it stopped. If this is not done, measures wilt be resorted to tha.t may make tbe theif or thieves mighty sorry. a o o ' . Mrs. Eva Emery Dye has gone to the Eaat to seek for material for her fotth- expedtitlon. She Is the author of "McLoughlln and Old Oregon," the most popular book yet written on the early history of, this state. ,Mrs. Dye's Qrst stop will be In Topekav Kansas, and from there she will go to St. Louis, then to Madison ;Wla where valuable documents relatlifg to Lewis and Clark are to be found. Mrs. . Dye will be absent from home about two months. 0 e 0 Portland's -people wouldn't feel at home these days without a strike or s prospective walk-out on their hand. . ' ' e e e ' ' The city, recorder of Albany fined a saloon keeptr of that city $50 on Tues day for keeping his place pin ow Sun day. Albany will never get any of the excursion business. 0 0 0 By the readjustment of salaries of rlerkra In Presid ntlal postofflcesi In Oregon, In the Salem office one clerk gets a ralie tromiZ0Q 4o 6'j0, and, two from, $700 to. $SO0. The raise will take effect JuljT 1st. o O 0 ,W. D. Wheeler, of Macleay precinct, has rr-slded In three states, and yet he has never lived outside of Marlon coun ty. This seems like a story of a rid dle.. He has reMied in Marion county. Indiana; Marlon- county, Iowa, an I Marion county, Oregon. o o o Th- b'-f "rusl .U setslrg if in c-k th'-ev' iy.i. ICa'fi M.nr., . tt -pedeXtrian iere from Berlin t p!---ler?, 125 miles, In 27 hour,;, 13 mi nut and 14 seconds, lie was 45 mfnut ahead of "the f next man. a meat-eater.