Weekly Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1900-1924, July 15, 1904, Page 2, Image 2

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    CTATT21IAJT: FRIDAY, JTJLY 15, 1901.
v:.i v.teoy ozzczn states:.!.
Published every Tuesday and TtiAmy J ta
K. J. HEXfraiCXS. sfanafer.
X. T. GA, Editor.
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nave reoelTed it nearly that lon&. and many
who bar read ft for a generation. Some o
thee object to baring tie paper discontinued
at tne time of expiration of their aabaciiptlooa.
For tbe benefit of these, and for other reaaone
ere bare concluded to discontinue aaberiptioaa
only when notified to do so. AH persons peylnf
when snbsaribna;, or paying fa advance, will
bare thv benefit of the dollar rate. Bat if they
do not pay fir si months, the rate will be $1-25
a year. Hereafter we will send the paper to all
responsible persona who onXrt It, ihowrh they
may not send the money, with the understand
ta g tbntther are to pay (1-26 a year, in case they
let the subsMlpUon account ran over six
months. In order that there may be no misun
derstand In a;, we will keep this notice startling
at this place In the paper.
A a particular evidence of that exalt
el statesmanship that so frequently
finds expression in the Democratic na
tional platform we ask oar readers to
Carefully read the following "planks
"We, have one of the best
methods of securing honesty and
economy in the public service, and
that is t . have public officials,
f mm the oMnnant of the White
. - - -
r House down to the lowest of them,
( return as nearly as possible to Jef-
fersonian simplicity of living."
For childish nonsense of the most stu
pid character this" statement surpasses
anything to be found in any political
platform for a century. In the declara
tion that" we" have the best method,
who is meant! Certainly the Demo
cratic party. But how came thFs rem
edy for the principal ills that are sup
posed to afflict the country to be in the
exclusive possession of the Democratic
party t When did it secure the paten 1
But the manner of the application is
interesting beyond the ordinary. It is
specifically stated that the way to pro
cure honesty and economy in the public
service is to "have public official,
from the President down, practice Jef
fersonian simplicity." The only thing
necessary is to "have" it done, and it
is done!
Of course, , the inference is natural
and justified that if the Democratic
party should regain ennf rol of the gov
ernment, it would let nothing go un-
I . ... M 'L..
uono mat woum -procure nonesiy uu
economy" in the pubiicisjprviee. And,
of course, it would proceed, t apply its
" best method, ' ' since C it would not
waste time on any old method that did
not equal its "best.
Just the best way to proceed to
"have public officials eat less and
wear a cheaper grade of clothes, thus
assuring a nearer approach to that
"simplicity " that characterized the
.Sage Of Monticello, might cause a little
embarassment at first, but perhaps the
V" best method " would te to enact a
law at once with specific schedules as to
the amount of food to be consumed
each day, with its quality, and the max
imum cost of clothing that would at all
be admissible under the Jeffersonian
And this Would not be so difficult as
at first imagined. Senator Plummer of
Massachusetts, called on Jefferson at
'. one time while he was President, and
he descibes him as being a man "of
scholarly tastes, wide information and
an excellent conversationalist, of - at
tractive manners, but dressed in a state
of negligence. He was dressed, or
rather undressed, in an old brown coat,
red waistcoat, old corduroy small
clothes, much soiled, woolen hose and
slippers without heels. I thought him
a servant, when General Varnum sur
prised me by announcing that it was
the President, "
Now, the only thing necessary to pro
vide that President Roosevelt, Champ
Clark, John Sharp Williams and Sena
tor Bailey shall be proof against dis
honesty and extravagance, will be to
pass a law "having" them to return
to Jefferson's corduroy breeches, old
brown coaf, soiled u should by all
means be soiled, for an application of
Two year ago my hair vat
falling oat badly. I purchased a
bottle of Ayers Hair Vigor, and
toon my hair stopped coming oat."
Miss Minnie Hoover, Paris, IIL
Perhaps your mother
had thin hair, but that is
no reason whv vou must
go through life with half- 1
starved hair. If you want
long, thick hair; feed it
with Ayer's Hair Vigor,
and make it rich, dark,
and heavy.
J1.W a settle. All ersttWs,
If yoar drarriat csneoc s ripply yoe,
send as one dollar and we wUl express
yoa a bottle, lie sore and rive the name
of voor nearest eznreesoOicev Address.
(I J. CAVlOi CO.. Lowell. Mass.
I Humors
T ey take possession of the body, sad
are Urds of Misrule.
T ley are attended by pimples, bolls, the
itching tetter, salt rheum, and other cu
taneous eruption ; by feelings of weakness,
languor, general debility and what not.
Tnev cause more suffering than anything
else. - t - -:i --'
Health, Strength, Peace and Pleasure
require their expulsion, and this la posi
tively effected, according to thousand of
grateful testimonials, by ' , -
Hood's Sarsaparilla
Which radically ahd permanentty art vet
them nat and builds od tb wbol svstem.
j ' -
soap would be a vulgar display of plu
tocracy and sliripers without heels. :
If this would not insure honesty In
the public serviee, what in the name
of Heaven would! j :
Of eourse there will be scoffers who
will j suggest, that Champ Clark; and
John Sharp begin by taking some of
that medicine themselves, but soch up
starts should receive - nor attention.
When they Voted for that plank at St.
Louis they had only in mind Republi
cans who eat too much and dress ex
travagantly, and as for Bailey, the pol
ished Texan with the broad expanse of
shirt front and general epicurean tastes
!-when he appears at a banquet at the
White House in corduroy breeehes and
dirty woolen socks as his tribute to hon
est politics as suggested in the Demo
cratic platform, we will be ready to ad
vocate the election of a Democratic nat
tional administration. Suppose our
Democratic friends prove their sincer
ity W "having" some of their own
porminent office holders publicly submit
to the diagnosis.
Whatever may be said of the super
ior fruit producing-'quahties of Califor
nia, the fact remains that Oregon sur
passes the Golden State in the produc
tion of nearly every kinu of fruit rais
ed in this zone that is not merely a lux
ury such as oranges, bananas, lemons,
There is mo part of California which
can prQluee as good apples as those
raised in Hood River, for instance, or in
many other sections of this state, and
the same may be said of other staple
fruit that requires cooler summers than
are found to the south of us.
During the week the Statesman edit
or has been fajvorcd with choice lots of
the famous Royal Anne cherry from
the farm of 'Mr. Breeze Gitjso'n in the
West Salem Hills and from Mr. Poisal
whose orchurd is in the Red Hills south
of Salem, whose excellent size and qual
ity cannot be surpassed in any country,
or, perhaps, equalled. 5
. In J8J8, while at the Omaha Exposi
tion, a prominent gentleman from New
York saw a Royal Anne cherry on ex
hibition in the Oregon Department of
sueh magnificent size that he secuced
possession of it as a tenth wonder of
the world. Four years afterward, while
attending the Supreme Lodge of the A.
O. U. W., finding thqft Portland was a
contestant for the honor of being the
meeting place for the succeeding Su
preme Lodge, he put his shoulder to the
wheel and won the contest for Portland,
remarking that he "remembered that
cherry and wanted to see the country
that could produce such a prodigy in
Oregon had the honor of entertain
ing j 600 intelligent visiting delegates
for four days because of that oneicher
ry in Omaha!
To one who never saw an Oregon
Royal Anne cherry it is worth a trip
across the continent to enjoy the priv
ilege. Moral: It pays to advertise.
In the Democratic National platform
for j 1896 is found, this declaration:
"There would be no deficit in the rev
enue but for the annulment by the Su
preme Court of the laws passed by a
Democratic Congress in strict pursuance
of the uniform decisions of the" Court
for nearly 100 years, that Court having
sustained the constitutional objections
to its enactment, which has been over
ruled by the ablest judges who ever
sat on the bench. '
".We declare it is the duty of Con
gress to use all the constitutional power
which remains after that decision, or
which may eome after its reversal by
the Court as it may hereafter-be consti
tuted, so that : the burden of taxation
may be equally and impartially: levied
to the end that wealth may, bear its
due' proportion of the expenses -of the
government." - ; - jn'
la the proceedings of the National
Democratic convention at St. Louis in
1904, the following is recorded: !
"Mr. Williams, of Mississippi, first
offered the income tax amendment and
it was immediately antagonized by Sen
ator Hill, who said that with such a
plank in the platform New York eWld
not be carried for the Democratic nom
inees." He ? urged the adoption of a
platform which will enable the Demo
crats to win in doubtful states ' and
elect their candidates. -
Mr. Wiliams withdrew the amend
ment saying that he, with many others,
was seeking harmony and adjustment
of all differences with a view of suc
ceeding on a Democratic platform."
f So the matter w,as dropped from the
UsV of time-honored principles for the
expressed reason that everybody . was
"seeking harmony and adjustment of
all differences with a view of succeed
ing on, a Demoerate platform."
So a Democratic platform has eome
to be any old thing that promises har
mony and adjustment in the interest of
getting votes. It has presented to the
people a candidate for President who
is in favor, of the gold standard and op
posed to an income tax law! f
The discovery of what appears to be
crude petroleum in a well at Pratum, on
Howell Prairie,1 has set a' good many
people to thinking as to the probability
of oil ;. discoveries in the WiUamette
alley. Indications of oil have been
found in many parts of Oregon during
the past ten years and there is nor rea
son for not supposing that crude petrol
eum in large quantities will be found
in the future.
j So far as indications reveal anything,
there is as good reason for expecting
such 'discoveries here as in California
or Texas. Just beyond the reported
find at Prat um, three miles distant, is
the'weU known Forward coal belt
where several thousand dollars were
expended ten years ago in tunnelling
for that commodity, and a great deal of
coal, of various degrees of value, much
of it first class, was found. That an
extensive vein of eoal is there is well
known, and the day is not far' distant
when some man with capital and enter
prise, will develop it and reap a fortune
for himself." 'I
Mr. Rice, the owner of the reeent
find at Pratum, is in the city today
with a sample of the oil found on bis
place, and while not at all-excited about
it, is taking steps to have the matter
investigated. There is no doubt of the
oil being in, or rather on, the water,
If it has not been put into the well as
a "salt," by some wag, which . seems
improbable, there is no doubt of the
great value of the discovery. Mr. Rice
will at once proceed to draw all the
water from the well, so that what eomes
afterward can be examined separately
as to its exact composition.
National Democratic platform, finan
cial plank, 1896 "We declare that the
act of 1873 demonetizing silver with
out the knowledge or approval of the
American people has resulted in the
appreciation of gold and a .correspond
ing fall in the prices of commodities
produced by the people.
"We are unalterably opposed to the
single gold standard, which has locked
fast the prosperity of an industrious
people in the paralysis of hard times.
Gold monometalism is a British policy,
founded upon British greed for gain
and power. It is not only un-American
but an ti-American. It can be fastened
upon the United States only by the
stifling of that indomitable spirit and
love of political independence which
proclaimed our liberty in 1776 and
won it in the war of the Revolution.
"We demand the immediate restor
ation of the free and unlimited coin
age of gold and silver at the present
legal ratio of 16 to 1, without whiting
for the consent of any other nation."
National Democratic platform, finan
cial plank, 1900 " We rea rm and
endorse the National Democratic plat
form adopted at Chicago in 1896, and
we re-iterate the demand of that plat
form for an American financial plat
form, adopted by the American people
for themselves, which will restore and
maintain the bi-metallic price level,
and as part of such system, the imme
diate , restoration oi the free and un
liited coinage of gold and silver. at the
present legal ratio of 16 to 1, without
waiting for the consent of any other
nation." ' f
National Democratic platform, finan
cial plank, 1904 Statement by Demo
cratic candidate for President unani
mous choice made before the conven
tion had adjourned: i "Stin unanimous
choice. "I regard the gold standard
as firmly and irrevocably established,
and shall act accordingly, if the action
of the convention today shall be rati
fled by the people. I As the platform is
silent on the subject my views should
be made known to the convention, and
if it proves to be unsatisfactory to
the majority, I request yoa to decline
the nomination for me at once, so that
another may be nominated EeTore
adjournments ' '
Thus are "ancient doctrines," one
by- one, abandoned in order that what
ever may "appeal to the better judg
ment of , the people ' shaU become ; a
part of modern time-honored princi
ples.; It is with the utmost, sincerity
that we extend the hand of congratu
lation to our political adversaries who
have the courage to boldly take their
places upon the "accursed gold stand-
arJ-'' 1 1 ' '
Three men went to a sheep camp in
Umatilla county last week and in a
playful mood put a rope around the
neck of the herder and pulled him up
to a limb, merely to let him know that
they didn't wretnt him or his 'sheep in
that locality. j
Before beginning ; the hilarious ant
ics, however, they killed a few sheep
Tor Cramp.
Clarrtocj or
Cwel csnplalst
tbereia no med
icine will af -ford
quicker than
the Hitters-
j x saw m uwv m
. I the first eyrnp-
) ! torn and avoid
' soflericg. It
' also cores
Dyspepsia asd
Malaria, rever
aad Aose.
with their rifles and clubs, and after
letting the seoundreny herder down
eartrh and back to life, they proceeded
with their slaughter o the savage and
destructive marauders, the sheep.
Forty-five in all, were thus sent to
whatever flimbo is prepjared for the
ravenous sheep whose indiseretiop
lured the thoughtless herder onto lands
not pleasing to other interests.
And - thus th murder of , offending
sheep goes uninterruptedly on, we get
regular reports of them but no aeeounts
of any kind of punishment of the brave
men who do not hesitate to show-their
superiority over a mere sheep at an;
mark in the road: Of eourse. it takes a
remarkably brave mantoaceost a sheep
with a rifle and club and mow it down
in solid phalanx and yet, we hava
state laws which make it a misdemean
or and state officers to enforce them.
To be sure, these are very nn Just laws
and should be repealed or else en
I The Boise City News, the leading
Democratic paper in Idaho, reads the
riot act to Senator Dubois for securing
the adoption of a plank in the national
platform denouncing polygamy.
The News accuses Dubois of being a
traitor to " the Wei-convention, the
Hedrst men," and pronounces as "nn-
Democratie" his "singling out a par
ticular church for attack," claiming
that it will . lost . the . Democrats of
Idaho a great many votes .this fall.
But the News is. a long time finding
out that Dubois is a shallow disturber
and shifty demagogue. What docs Du
bois care for the ; Democratic party,
for polygamy, for any particular sort
of money standard or for any thing
unless he thinks it promises something
for himself politically? '
Eight years ago he bolted the St
Louis convention because it declared
for the gold standard and this year he
remained in when the same thing was
repeated., This time there? was' no
other place fof him to go, so he went
for the Mormons! ,
With a commendable independence
of expression the National Democratic
platform declares that it "favors the
upbuilding of a merchant marine, with
out new or additional burdens upon
the people, and without bounties, from
the public treasury."
And who doesn't f. Could a man b
found anywhere in : ihristendom that
is, in American . Christendom who
would no favor anyj good thing if
some other fellow will foot thTbillf We
favor the building of a merchant ma
rine provided it doesn 't cost the peo
ple, individually, anything, and that
there shall be no tax upon them col
If the merchant marine will "just
grow," like Topsy we shall give it
our undivided su prior t and unqualified
encouragement! On the same basis we
could give our unreserved support lo
a railroad from Salem to every town
in Oregon, to the North Pole, to the
Moon or even to Mars!
art? r .
Only a trifle less than the fear which
the Democratic party affects lest the
government will be eventually over
thrown through the ascendancy of the
Republican party, is the concern, of
recent origin, of a few newspapers,
mostly Republican, lest the adoption
of the primary law by the people of
Oregon will result in all sorts of 'non
reforms," "obnoxious miscarriages"
and "revolutionary caprices" that
win leave ns stranded on the shoals of
"nostrum-vending demagogy," et cet
era, ad infinitum. ? ; v
The amusing feature of this new
found bogy man is that in some eases
it follows years of persistent attacks
on the convention system of managing
polities where the popular ' win is
"smirked at, put under foot and sat
upon" with a degree of impudence
that ean never be exterminated as it
should until the PEOPLE are permit
ted to take such important and funda
mental matters in their own . hands and
select their own candidates for all
offices! : '
And why not! Are the people. not to
be trusted f it has been asked. Do the
people .not know1 as much' as a few un
reliable ; and dod-gastad politicians
who may be able to manipulate con
ventions and throttle the popular willf
Isn't. this a government of the people,
by the people and for the peoplel
What is there in this great and glor
ious Republic, born through the trials
and sufferings of our sacrificing : and
patriotic forefathers, but the PEO
PLEf ; j--':-',.'- .'
Conventions have j been held, '; dele
gates selected, and all the forms ; of a
representative - government strietly
complied with, but when they "have
met, boodle, promises of offices, swaps
and all . sorts of ; combinations that
would do the mot good to those direct
ly concerned all sorts of dishonest
things were permitted and resorted to
(so we have been told), until the poor,
helpless horny inded . sons of toil.
eking out ' a miserable existence far
away at home, were the dupes of the
designing men "doing business" in
the convention. , ;
Has there been a remedy? has been
often asked. Sure. Let the people
take the matter in their own hands.
Let us have a direct primary law.: Col
umns have been written favoring not
only direct nominations, but advocat
ing with; an impressive fervency; what
is more, direet legislation. Let f the
PEOPLE rule, we have been told in
tones at least penetrating, if not ,: al
ways convincing. The people can be
trusted. ; The people are the basia of
the government. The people are the
government. The convention systes;
has been so very rotten that its work
at times was so rank that men who
loved their party could not approve
some of the work thereof and actual
support : Of - opposition candidates i un
dertaken as a rebuke. - ;
But now, that the people have been
asked to vote on a proposition to do
this important work themselves it ; has.
been discovered that because they have
concluded to do so, they are revolution
ists, freaks, incompetents, and they
themselves, the source of all power;
intelligence and safety in. this Repub
lie, have 'adopted a law which carries
the essence of revolutionary power!"
The only salvation the future prom
ises for the people against themselves,
as "irresponsible revolutionists inu
freaks,": is to come through the eer
tainty that the! Supreme Court will
shoot the action of the people full of
holes the blasted, flighty nracom
poops, the people!
They have frequently shot the "ob-.
noxious miscarriages" of "scheme
ridden "'conventions full of holes, and
now they ean see how it goes' by hav
ing their own half-baked conclusions
subjected to thesame process or purifi
cation by theMipifeme Court. -
And this isall to be done because,
in anticipatiW of every sort of eco
nomic product of a crazy quilt sewing
bee, we are entering, upon a sea of
governmental eccentricities the fruits
of which are just now to be seen in
Colorado!, , . But the premature, though
deadly, nightmare which disturbs in
anticipation the peace of certain crit
ics really appears unsupported . by any
thing at all tangible, since no feature
of the troubles in that state has the
least possible connection with any di
reet primary law, local option law, or
any thing in any manner -approaching
to them.
In fact, none of Colorado's present
difficulties is traceable to any legisla
tion even remotely connected in kind
with the present action of the people
of Oregon relating to public questions
of any : character. No newspaper or
speaker in Colorado has ever indirectly
hinted that the labor troubles in that
stale ard the result of legislation pe
culiar to itself. That fear or idea; is
purel an Oregon product, not a week
old, and is decidedly more freakish
than anything the people of our stfte
are likely to do under the direct pri
mary law or under any other which
may confer upon them privileges of an
unusual character. j
The people of Oregon are pretty safe
tillicums to trust.
' The Central; Iowa Chautauqua Asso
ciation at Tama, refuses to pay Champ
Clark, the permanent chairman of the
late National Democratic convention,
fox his part in a debate with Gen. Gros
vernor on the Fourth of July, on the
ground that he was not in any "fittin"
condition to fulfill his contract. It is
alleged that he was compelled to cling
to a post for support and that bis talk
was so irrelevant and incoherent that
the crowd finally forced him to sit
down. ' But the Association has acted
hastily: ? They don't know Champ. He.
never talks coherently. He never; did.
Anything like the enforcement of that
Tama test at 8t. Louis would have de
barred Champ before he had spoken
five sentences of that opening speech.
And it was one of his best, too
1 r
That statement of Bryan's to the ef
fect that he intends to be "loyal" to
the Democratic ticket is equivalent to
yioft intend to'j support Judge
Parker ,the plutocrat, ineome-tax-hat-ing
son tool of VaU street, the subser
vient, truckling idolater at the throne
of Dave HilL the trifler with the Peo
ple's interests, the servile slave of the
Money Power, whose nomination was
secured through trickery and a suppres
sion of his views on great and vital
questions oh, yes, 111 support him,
because, eonsarn him, he favors a re
duction in the standing army I Oh,
yes, I'al, support him, 1 1 1 1 1 1 t - I
"-'V :'.)'-,
That scrap at St. Louis may be said
to have been won by the re-organizers,
after all. v The re-organizers won both
the nominations, which were the most
Righ t Hand
' 3 uJsy Mhn
s lG'.mhtrG
Every Elga Watch is fully guaranteed. All jewelers have
Elgin Watches. "Tlmemakers and Timekeepers," an illus
trated history of the watch, sent free upon request to
important plums sought, and succeeded
in at least eliminating any reference
to the free silver craze which was
half of .another victory. Bryan got
neither the candidates nor the platform
he wanted and was, moreover, com
pelled to gracef uHy accept a pro
nounced gold standard candidate and
suggested to the convention that it
should adopt "a gold' standard plat
form to go with the gold standard can
didate you are forcing upon the coun
try." ; ' f:-
Who said a man can't keep a secret t
nere is Senator Clark of Montana, a
millionaire forty or fifty . times over,
but who ) was married to a charming
young woman three years ago, has a
child two years old as a result of the
union, and the; public knew nothing of
it until this ween! This certainly goes
far toward disproving the old saying
that money talks.
1 If anybody has that dispatch sent by
Bryan to Parker congratulating him
upon being nominated as the standard
bearer of the .party of the people and
the especially i commissoned champion
of time-honored principles, a favor
would be conferred upon the Statesman
office by sending it in. If received in
this office at all it has been misplaced.
' The Boise News says "the Democrats
howled with delight for Bryan and
voted for Parker." But Bryan was
used to such treatment. The . people
shouted for him everywhere he went in
his "Two Battles,?' and then voted. for
McKinley. That was what fooled him.
The weather clerk has been acting In
a very eccentric manner all around us
for several days, finding expression in
cloudbursts and similar s passtodio x
hibtions, but when he got to the Wil
lamette valley he took on his old-time
conservatism and got down to steady,
effective business. ' ;-. .
Bryan's abiding. fear that hjs person
al liberties will go a-glimmering unless
our standing army is reduced, should in
duce him to move permanently to Rus
sia or Japan. 'Each of those countries
is pursuing his cherished p'olicy on this
question right along. y
. Henry Gassaway Davis is the Demo
cratic nominee for. the Vice Presidency.
He is one of the greatest trust mag
nates in the United States and run
ning for the Vice Presidency as- the
mate of a pronounced gold standard
The Oregon inn says cows are now Id
ling milked by electricity in some parts
of Germany, but some cities are being
milked by the same shocking process in
some parts of the United States. Port
land, for instance. And there are
The Democratic. ; Dalles-Mountaineer
says, since the St. Louis convention,
that ' only the worst kind of manage
ment on the part of the Republicans f
some unforseen accident will prevent
tho election of Roosevelt. '
That marriage in Bonesteel, 8. Dy
of a bride and groom each of whom
had lost a leg, was especially fitting,
since now, the 'two of them together,
will have some chance to get there
with both feet. ,
When Mr. Bryan deliberately con
sents to placing a Cross of Gold on the
Brow .of Labor in a National Demo
cratic convention certainly it is time a
statue of Ernest fteid should be placed
in the American Hall-of Fame,
A "pert paragraph" says "any' girl
would rather be good looking than
smart." But since most of them are
both, why waste time In giving consid
eration to such a preposterous alter
native! ' In asking the question, "How old ls
Mother Earth t" the Tacoma Ledger
should remember her sex and directUts
inquiries in some direction where there
seems a better prospect for success.
1 The Telegram says "the man that
looks like a bear is frequetnly shot.''
No. doubt, but the man who is ' half
shot frequently aets like a bear. .
We were satisfied our prayers for
rain would bring it. . "
P. and D. Parker and Davis Plu
tocracy and Dough. ,
.hand on an
Yesterday's Rains i WiU Aid the Hop
Crop, and All Late Sown Grain
May Hurt Some Hay Not Great
Deal Down.
The face of E'tli was dry and parch
ed. '.Vegetation was suffering, The
farmer grieved because his corn was
weak and dwarfed within the ear. The
worm had delved deeper in the soil
Searching for moisture on which to ex
ist. The mother ben moulted in the
dust. The drouth was nearing. The
deer stalked within the plen, searching
for green moss for a tasteful morsel.
The oldest inhabitant denied that it
had ever been so dry lw?fore.
Another said: '"Worry not, my
brother; it never fails to rain in Ore
gon. V . .
Yesterday, after, days of threatening
by the weather prpphet at Portland tho
windows of. heaven oxned, and the
gentle drops splattered the shined
boots of the just and the unjust.
In the afternoon, a gentleman who
is hard to please, remarked: "It never
seems to stop raining in Oregon.."
So while some are pleased some a?
not. . ; -
The hop men jump up and down n.l
kick their heels together :uid shout
"glory, hallelujah," while the hay men
say, 'why could it not have waited
tWO-days longerT"
The rain was general all through the
valley, and while it is yet too early to
say just what benefit" will be derived
from it, there scorns much 'reason to
hope that it is in. time to help out Hi"
present conditions very . materially.
Spring grain will nueh of it yet 5in-..
prove under thee -jreiitle showers. Fruit
will set hard and fast upon the tree.
Hops will now bloom, out full upon the
arm, and tli raiii wilt give size and
quality to the crop. 7
One hop ; buyer, the manager oi the
Livetdev vards, Mr. J. A.;rorri!on,
Said that theam-e.aHie just in the nirk
of tune for the hops, ns it caught Ihffii
flowering. It 'means that hops will set
tight on the vines, will not. fall and
will blow out to ood size..
"The vine which were pretty dry,
will aso improve and strengthen, and
even the newly planted vines, which
have : been very Lnekward, tmay
eome out a li44Je, although they will
bear no Crops.' ' ' J
"Do you think this rain will affect
the price of hops, at nil t"
" Yes, I think more than likely the
rains "will have the effect of bringing
the price down. It will certainliy mean
an.increased crop," said he.
Mr. Morrison also said that if fnuggy
weather lasted very " long, , lice -' would
soorp be bad. The Cold and cloudy
weather has ileveloped lice in the hop
yards and they have been spraying for
a week past.
The rain was general all through the
valley, reports being- that it was raining
yesterday at Portland, at Newport and
various places in the valley.
1 The rain was steady (Hit not a hard
downpour as oftentimes comes in sum-- j
mer, and it was a cold rain. A great,
many reports reached this office ' and
nearly all indicated that the general
result of the rain would be of jyery
great value to Oregon : j
In connection with this the latest!
hop price current is -given-here fof the;
benefit of hop men. It is Valentine
Loewi Sons Co.'s latest New YJrk Ke-
Receipts for week . . . .
Receipts from Sent. 1 ..
Receipts same time last year ...7jyi-i
Exports to Kurope for week .... S
Exports from Sept 1
Exports same time last year
Imports for week
Imoorta from Sent. 1 ........
I 6
Imports same time last year . . . At
The situation remains about the same.
Brewers are reporting more businen on
account of the warm weather but are
not showing any interest in the hop sit
uation as yet. The state crop is doing
as well as last reported. In California
and Washington the sitaation rerrtains
favorable. Oregon still complains of
too much dry weather. The brewers on
the coast refuse to contract but dealers,
however, are offering to seU NovemlrfT
and December delivery to brewers, 1D"4
erop, at prices cheaper than they can
contract for at the present writing. Re
ports from England show that there has
not been much headway made against
the vermin, but growers are constantly
watehing and flighting the pest. Ke
ports from Germany and Bohemia con
tinue favorable. Prices remain un
State, 1903, choice, per pound
State, 1903, good to prime ...
State, 1903, com. to fair ....
Pacific Coast, 1903 good to prime d' -'
Pacific Coast, 1903, com. to fair.23f
State & Pacif ie Coast, '02, choiee24(WJ
State & Pacific Coast, 1902, com -
mon to prime -0(n--
State & Pacific Coast, older-
growths .. .. .. W'12
SIMILA, British India, Jul 13.
General MacDonald expects to com
mence an advance on L'iiassa, the cap
ital of Thibf t .tomorrow, and hopes to
reach there .aoout August 5. -
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