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VOL. 1. NO. 8.
j. D. KIRKWOOD,
X> J3 NTI S T,
mil man. Washington Ter.
Office Hours: 9 a. m. to 12 m . and 1 to 4 p. m.
STEWART BLOCK. MAIS ST.
E."H. LETTERMAN & CO.,
Dealeis in Grain.
Highest market price paid for Wheat,
Oats, Barley and Flax.
PULLMAN, - WASHINGTON TER.
Attorney anil Counselor at Law,
PULLMAN, W. T.
aH.'mlJl to Tnxc--, paid for non regents, tol
lections promptly made ana remitted.
H. J. WEBB." J *■ WAIT
WEBB & WATT,
Physicians and Surgeons
Are Prepared to Treat All Special
Office in Stewart Block.
PULLMAN, WASHINGTON TEH.
11. C. WILLIAMSON,
Barber and Hair Cutter.
Special Attention is Given to
Cutting : and : Tri«U«i"g
Ladies 1 and Children's Hair.
Hot and Cold Baths.
PULLMAN, WASH. TER.
$500000 8500,000 $500,000
PORTLAND - - OREGON.
W. V. WINDUS, Agent.
I'ullmau. Wellington TVr.
Pullman Meat Market.
Dealers in all kinds of
Fresh and Cured Meat.
Specialties in Hen-»o».
£|^-Hig!n-'st market prices paid for Cattle
anil Hides, Hog*, etc.
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Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
perfect order maintained and Kcrtiemanly
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An Interesting Resume of the Week's
Happenings in BGth Branches of
the Nation's Legislatur..
MoCreary hopes to get through the,
House at this session a bill to provide
for a permanent exposition of the
three Americas, in honor of the -lOOili
anniversary of the discovery by
Columbus, The bill is merely pre
liminary in i* .s proris: oiiß| authorizing
the President to appoint a board of
nine directors to formulate a plan fur
the exposition, and appropriating
$2">,000 for the expenses of their meet
ing. Their plan, it is provided, shall
be to constitute an advisory board of
02 members, appointed by the govern
ors of ihe States and Territories and
the executives of 1G American nations.
Space is. to be provided in Washington
for the exposition, and a suit; ble site
selected for the statue of Columbus.
A lively discussion arose in the
H'.uae Friday afternoon, based on an
article in a New York paper, declar-
ing that there were two elements
united against the Nicaragua canal
bill, the agents of the Pacific railroads
and the attorneys of the Panama
canal, and containing an interview
with Judge Daily on the subject, inti
mating that the gentlemen (.naming
their.) who offered amendments to
the bill did so for the purpose of de
feating the measure. Messrs. Wilsra
and Bland, of Missouri, Cobb, of Ala
bama, ami Spinola, of New York, in
dignantly denied being influenced in
their action in offering amendments
by any purpr.se except a desire to per
fect the measure. The latter refenvd
to Judge Daly as a man who, since his
retirement from the bench, had been
connected with breezy enterprises.
Cux, of New York, paid a warm tribute
to Judge D.ily's integrity, and in an
emphatic manner denied the charge
that he was a lobbyist.
As regards the commission recently
appointed by the Secretary of the Na
vy, under a provision for that purpose
contained in the list naval appropria
tion bill, to examine the coast north
of the forly-seeond parallel of north
latitude, in "the State of Oregon and
the Territories of Washington and
Alaska, and to select a suitable site for
a navy-yard and docks, it may be P;.id
that the commissioners had an inter
view with the Oregon Senators at the
capitol, and dtecuesed various possible
locutiois. The names of prominent
business men at c ich locution were se
lected ;.also such oilier information as
the Senator? could give them. The
commissioners will examine Coos bay,
Yaquina bay, Portland, Astoria, Ta-
BOma, Seattle, Port Towns ml and
other places on Puget sound. The
commission will confer with promi
nent men at each point, and will
make a careful examination of the ad-
vantages which each presents.
There are Forae very important
measures affecting the north Pacific
roast pending before Congress. Senator
Dolph states that he has been prom
ised ;i favorable report on the bill in
the Senate for the payment of Oregon
and Washington Indian war claims,
pending before the committee on mil
itary affair*, and the bill tor the crea
tion of a court to adjudicate Indian
depredation claims, which is before
the Senate committee on Indian af
fairs, which he thought would be re
ported with amendments making the
bill perfect. He had strong hopes
that the conference committee on the
railroad forfeiture bill, now that the
election was over, would be able to
come to an agreement, and if not,
when the disagreement was reported
the House would recede from its
amendment, and forfeiture of the land
grant from Wallula to Portland
Would be secured. Among the bills
which had passed the Senate and
were pending in the House, he said,
were his bill for forfeiture of Oregon
wagon road grants; for the erection
of public bridges at Portland and Sa
lem ; to grant certain townships to
Oregon for a public park; to extend
the limits of Portland as a port of
entry, and to create ports of entry at
Tacoma and Seattle, and a port of de
livery at Port, Angeles, and to credit
the State of Oregon with the value of
arms borrowed of Washington Terri
tory and lost in the Nez Peree Indian
war; also Senator Mitchell's bill mak
ing an appropriation for a boat rail
way at the dalles of the Columbia
river. He said that the Oregon dele
gation was doing all it could to secure
consideration for these and other
measures of interest to Oregon, and
that they hoped that some or all of
them would pass the House at the
present session. The bill which has
already passed the House, providiug
for equipment of the militia of the
State of Oregcn with certain arnic,
ammunition and equipage, has been
referred to Senator Stewart of the
committee on military affairs. Sena
tor Stewart will loport in favor of the
bill and in all probabilities it will pass
the Senate within a short time. Sena
tor MilcbtlFs bill, which he intro
duced in the Senate Friday, providing
for the admission of I iaho in the
Union, is identical with that intro
duced by Delegate Dubois, of Idaho,
with one exception. The Mitchell bill
confers upon women in the Territory
the right to vote. Both of the Oregon
Senators are in favor of woman suf
frage, and on every occasion they
have voted to give the ballot to wo
Safe-crackers and burglars are mak
ing profitable hauls in San Bernar
There is a larger yield of cotton per
acre in Missouri than in any other
PULLMAN, WASH. TER., DECEMBER 22, 1868.
PACIFIC COAST NOTES.
Mutters of Local and General Import
Gathered from All Sources for
the Benefit of Our Headers.
At Mariposa hay is $2S a ton.
The Fre-no Expositor has been en
The Dalles, Or., pays a bounty for
A turnpike from Chico to Oroville
Tl?e sugar refinery at Watsouville
gives $8 a ton for beets.
The streets of Traver, Tulre county,
are to be graded this winter.
A woolen mill is to be started at
Brownsville, Linn county, Or.
The strike on the Montana Union
railroad hay forced several mines to
II n. Stephen M. White fainted in
the court room at Los Angeles recent
ly, the effect of overwork.
Two t-qnaw.-i, who were intoxicated,
rolled into a camp lire at Colton re
cently ami were badly burned.
The Woodland town authorities
want to drive out the Salvation army
and raise the price of theatrical li
Senator Stanford will he shown
points for needed legislation on the
The corporation publishing the San
Bernardino Times has taken the name
of The L. 14. Holt Publishing Com
Chinese gamblers have been hiring
substitutes to appear for them in the
L')s Angeles courts and have thus es
William Wright, a 14-year-old col
ored boy, stabbed Franklin Me Allen,
aged 13, with a pocket kniie at Stock
ton last week.
The B yard of Sinervisors of Bono
ma county have let a contract to
build a .f2').000 bridge across Russian
river at Cloverd :le.
The orchards, vineyards and can
nery connected with General Bid
well'H rancho Chico are to be leased
to a San Francisco company.
Diptherlfl still afflicts Bloomfield,
Sonoma count \ Several cases aro
yet in danger. The schools have been
closed for six weeks.
Four celestials on a hind-car were
badly iiijured near Sin Fernando, Los
A'.meles county,list week, in collision
with a special train.
Jacob Hidge, a carpenter nt the
Cpe mine at CJr.iss Valley, liad both
arms broken recently in a fall, and it
is believed he is internally injured.
Three deaths so fir are reported to
the Portland police as a result of the
Chinese battle recently. Many are
wounde.l, bat they are keeping quiet
Revenge and not robbery is de
clared to have been he motive that
actuated the? •ouii'lre'.s who attempted
to wreck the Oregon express on Tues
The S ilvation army at "etakuna has
won a victory. They have obtained
permission to parade the streets, and
parties molesting them will be arrested.
Samuvl Sheplar.of Chicago, has pur
chased a $25,000 ranch a few miles
west of Santa Rosa, which he intends
converting into a stock and breeding
Railway postoffice service has been
established on the line of the North
ern Pacific and Puget Sound Shore
railroads between Seattle and Tacoma.
Alfred Schwartz, of Slaughter, W.
T., nas been swindling t.ie people by
obtaining money ou pretended cer
tificates of deposit on San Francisco
The first annual promenade con
cert and ball of the Grand Army of the
Republic was given last week at the
State capital at Sacramento and was a
Rails have been laid ou the Feather
river bridge of the Knights Landing
extension of the Northern California
company, and an engine crossed from
Marysville into gutter county recently.
Oregon's tax levy has been fixed as
follows: State levy for current ex
penses, three and peven-tenths of a
mill; militia tax, one-!ifth of a mill;
University, one-tenth of a mill. To
tal, four mills.
Charles Marshall, a noted horse"
thief, was shot, in the leg recently by
Will Roberts, a San Bernardino deputy
sheriff. Marshall was found in the
brush in the mountains. He will
probably die. There are eiarht charges
of robbery against him in Los An
geles aud San Bernardino counties.
It is proposed to build a sea-wall
200 feet wide on top around the en
tire city front of San Diego. The idea
iq to furnish terminal facilities, main
tracks, switches-round-houses, etc, for
ell railroads entering the city, besides
coal bunkers and warehouses for all
the shipping business of the water
In the trial of John A. Dtrnmig, of
San Francisco, a book agen*, for the
alleged murder of Henry Benhayon
iv October, 1887, a number of wit
nesses were called, but the testimony
v.iriid little if any from that elicited
at the former trial. Louis Goldberg,
a cloak dealer and a close associate of
Benhayon, testified tint he didu't
think that the latter could have writ
ten his alleged confession at the time
he called at witness' place of business
to do some writing, as he remained too
short a time to write so long a docu
A Brief Mention of Matters of Gen-ral
Interest. -Notes Gathered from
Home and Abroad.
Portsmouth, Ohio, is to have a corn
Diphtheria rages in Morristown,
Heavy stitching on the back of a
glove is bad form.
Archbishop Kiorden has left Rome
for the United States.
A famine is threatened among the
East African colonists.
There arc 3,000,000 women in the
United States who work for wages.
The New York law against cor
stoves goes into effect January Ist.
Straw-bail goers are having an en
counter with the courts in New York.
Two-fifths of the Dominion of Can
ada are under no-license liquor laws.
From 1880 to 1888 no less than
4,637,252 persons have come to this
Louisiana has five newspapers edit
ed by women. The New Orleans Pic
ayune is one.
The sword that Ethan Allen cariied
at, Ticonderaga, is owned by a Lansing,
Winnipeg, Manitoba, is rapidly be
coming one of the most enterprising
cities of Canada.
The Bible baa to be printed in 29
different languages to supply the peo
ple living in Pennsylvania.
From the best statistics obtainable
there are about 1,000,01)0 Union sol
diers living at the present time.
Tramps have tilled up the Brooklyn
alniihouse. One hundred men have
been put at work on the sand pile.
Alexander H. Stephens during his
life educated 150 boys and ">0 girls,
giving them all collegiate educations.
There are 1,100 coloivd preach >rs in
Tennessee, and the highest salary re
ceived by any of them is $2uo a year.
Military men believe that, the White
Pdsha, now n>. Bahr el Ghazel, and
moving north, is the great explorer,
A Brooklyn boarding-school propri
etress has sued a plumber for $15,000
because the pupils have become sick
from sewer gaa.
St. Louis painters have condemned
the practice of the painting of tire
houses and police stations liy police
men and firemen.
They are going bu-k in Philadel
phia to the old fashion of selling
grains and vegetables by weight in
stead of measure.
The Brooklyn Engineers' society
last week protested against the grant
ing of permission to a company to lay
pipes for hot water.
Governor Beaver has just sent in
$1,000 for the John A. Logan monu
ment fund of the (>. A. R., collected in
various Pennsylvania posts.
The Xewark Lav,r and Order league
is taking steps to counteract what it
('eems the "growing influence of
liquor interests in State politics."
Minneapolis Hour men hive selected
St. Albans, Vt., as their distributing
center for New England, and intend
building there two immense storage
Public men in Canada say that the
Liberal party will ultimately take up
annexation in opposition to the Im
perial federation policy of the Con-
Colorado is becoming an oil-produc
ing .State. In the valley of the Arkan
sas, near Pueblo, there are a number
of well.-, the yield of which is 1,000
barrels per day.
The Rev. Dr. David Spurgeon, aged
89, is an inmate of Flatbusb, Long
Inland, almshouse. He gave away
large sums and was ruined by the
failure of a company.
It is estimated that fiom five to six
million pounds of turkey and a mill
ion quarts of cranberries were neces
sary to enable the city of New York
io enjoy its Thanksgiving feasts.
Minneapolis street-car drivers are no
longer furnished with free passes.
Fare must be rung up when the pas
senger gets on the car instead of at
the time of payment of the fare.
Seventy per cant, of the infants in
the Foundling hospital at Ottawa bave
died during the year. Within five
years 607 have been buried. Im
proper nursing is said to be the cause.
A deposit of natural gas was struck
the other day nine miles north-east of
Tuscola, 111. The pressure creates a
flame thirty feet high. The discovery
has caused great excitement in the
There are 2,800 members of the
Michigan Anti-Hurse Thief society,
ard during the past year they have
not had a cent's worth of properly
stolen, although they arc worth an ag
gregate of $2,800,000.
A man in New Bruswick has dis
played a strange taste about dying.
He dug his grave, lowered his coffin,
got in and took a dose of poison and
then pulled a string to a landslide,
which descended upon him.
The Toronto Trades Council has re
quested the city to inform intending
emigrants from England that the
Canadian labor market is overstocked.
The Legislature will be asked to abol
ish the existing immigration laws. '
Newsy Notes Concerning the Farm ard
of Especial Interest to the Pa
cific Coast Husbandman,
The fresh fruit crop of California
this seison has an estimated value of
It is said that by forcing salt intn
the holes made by borers in trees, the
borers will be destroyed.
The water trough needs a thorough
scrubbing and scalding occasionally,
or it will soon be coated with slime.
It is better to feed a cow every ounce
of food sue has the ability to take care
of than to try to gain profit by saving
Too much grain is more detriment il
to breeding stock lli m not enough
The foed (should be bulky, with a
small allowance of grain.
No animal is so hardy as to require
no attention. The more an animal is
exposed the less it will produce, either
of pork, wool, mutton, beef or milk.
Major Alvord condemns dehorning
in toto. He says in the Boston Culti
vator that it is cruel, and argues that
it does not render cattle lesn pugna
No flower is more povular than the
aster, and few have held so high a
place in popular esteem for so many
years, and it is still growing in favor.
For an autumn show of (lowers we
have not its equal.
Feeding red pepper to laying hens
is not beneficial unless given very
moderately, ami not oftener than three
times a week. It, acts as a temporary
stimulant, but if given continually
causes injurious effects.
Aged horses should have ground
grain at all times or they will not
thrive, owing to their inability to mas
ticate the whole grains. Where a
horse is subject to heaves it is best to
moisten all the chopped or ground
There is no tH cpssity for pampering
a bull and allowing it to become
vicious. It can be made to work, if de
sired, in providing posver for fodder
cutters, grain-mills, etc. It is done in
Europe, and is practicable hero.
There is no dodging the fact that the
American arbor vita; is the best all-
around tree for an evergreen hedge.
Ita hardiness, density obtained by
shearing, and its rapid growth alone;
recommends it for the general pur
poae of a hedge above all coniferoaa
Fur a narrow and effectual wind
break, a double row of Scotch or white
pine, in rows eight or ten feet apart
and at about the same distance be
tween the trees in the rows, will form
in six or eight years, in a cliinatu
where they can be grown, a close and
The lowa Agriculture college, it is
said, has been crossing Southdown
ewes with Shropshire bucks for four
years. Asa result the average of all
lleeces has increased from 4.58 to 8 2'J
pounds, and the percentage of lambs
from 77 per cent, in 1880 to 131 per
cent, in 1888.
The estimated loss to t'.ie cotton,
apple and potato crops from insects is
$•10,000,000. Yet the farmers take no
precaution to protect the birds. Every
bird killed adds just the work it would
perform to the labor of the farmer,
whw consequently Iris a greater num
ber of insects to destroy.
Horses can, of course, stand more
exposure in cold weather than men,
but the s.une kind of exposure tint
produces colds, rheumatism, etc., in
men, will be liable to tflfjet horses in
the same way. It is, therefore, ap
parent that warm stablys, good blank
ets and protection from severe weather
Professor Henry gives the following
as a good ration for a dairy cow where
corn fodder constitutes the main por
tion of the coarse fodder: Corn stalks,
cut, 15 to 1G pounds; clover hay, 5
pounds, bran, 6 pounds ; corn meal,
4 pounds. This can be fed twice or
three times a day, at? the feeder prefers.
The drains should be put down be
fore the ground freezes. A single tile
drain will sometime* carry off the sur
plus water from a large field, but
enough drain should be used to ren-1
er the field dry in early spring and |
be in proper condition foi plowing.
The use of the drain will add hun
dreds of dollars to an early crop.
A Western dairyman has hit upon
a very simple plan of warming water
for his ."tock to drink ia winter. He
puts an irou plate, any 18 inches square,
on the bottom of his water t.ink, cut
ting away the wood, of course, where
the iron was. Under the plate he uses
an oil stove. He siva 10 cents' worth
of oil a day would warm the water for
80 cows up to 70 degrees or more.
In developing cows Eos butter the
feeder should be sure that he does not
overfeed, but as he finds they eat with
a good appetite he may add a little
more to ench feed, and so continue
gradually to increase the feed as they
will bear it. This power of digestion
will increase, and he may gradually
increase the milking capacity of his
cows and their production of butter.
The skill »f that feeder bag much to
do with the result.
The editor of the Mark L:ine Ex
press advises farmers to cut off po
tato blossoms as they appear. The ball
or true seed of the potato, which re
sulta from the blossom, are net only
unnecessary to the formation of th»»
tuber below, but' are a prejudicial
s-rain on the plant. He fcays : "I
bave tried it again and again on a
large seale —three rows left and three
rows cvt —and the results have more
than satisfied me."
I In bui'ding a fence around our
j yoang orchards several years ago we
; tried many plans fur preserving posts.
i Having occasion to remove the fence
this winter we noted the conditions of
the posts as follows: Those set with
no preparation were decayed an inch
or more in thickness ; those coated
with a thick wash of lime were bitter
preseived, but were quite seriously at
tacked with worms ; those posts coated
with h.it tar were perfectly sound as
when put in the ground ; those painted
with petroleum and kerosene were
equally as sound and as good for sot
ting. Let the posts get thorough' dry,
and then with a pan of cheap kerosene
ami a whitewash in ush, give the lower
third of the post, the part to go in the
ground, two or three applications of
the oil, letting it soak in well each
time. Posts so treated will not be
troubled with worms or insects of any
kind, but will resist decay to a remark
able degree. This we find 10 be the
simplest, cheapest and best method
As a breeder of diseases, there are
few things that excel the average
I farmhouse cellar. It underlies the
whole house, with nothing to prevent
its exhalations rising into the upper
rooms, except a thin board floor. In
this cellar all manner of things for
family use are kept the year round.
Meat, vegetables, milk, butter, bread,
pastry, preserves, pickles and fruits
are here stored in their various recep
tacles. There is very seldom anything
to separate the fruit and vegetables
from the other parts of the callar, and
there is usually more or less decaying
vegetable matter to load the air with
poisonous germs. At various seasons
of the year the cellar walls collect
dampness, or small pools of water lie
under their loose board doors, sending
up malarious odors into the rooms
There are several Slates which pro
duce a surplus of corn. Of these Illi
nois and lowa are equals, the product
of, each being estimated at 270,000,
--000 bushels; Missouri ranks as third,
with 210,000,000 bushels; and of the
other four, Kansas has made a g; ii of
71,000,000 bushels, as compared with
i the crop of 1887 ; Indiana has gained
69,000,000 bushels; Nebraska, 54,000,
--000, and Ohio 41,000,000. The total
i increase for the yea. i* believed to be
not fir from 500,000,000 bushels, or
more than twice the entire product of
Illinois and lowa together- The com
parison affords aid to the imagination
in forming a conception of the surplus
available for exportation, 'either di
rectly or in the form of meat and
other provision? ; but only when the
oiind dwells upon the magnitude of
the entire product of more than 2,000,
--1 000,0 bushels is it possible to realize
the significance of the name to which
I corn is now entitled as king of cereals.
Now is the time to get rid of the
: poorer animals. I: will not pay to
I winter them, as better animals will
j give larger returns for shelter, care
■ and feed. It is not economy to keep
I a poor aniniiil through any season;
but it is most extravagant to keep it
j through the winter. It is the bight of
; folly in stock raiding to sell the best
and keep the worst. True, the best
bring the largest prices; but if you sell
the best and keep the worst, soon
your best will be no better than your
worst is now, and your worst will be
such that the more you have the
poorer you will be. You, by this plan,
constantly make your animals poorer;
and as the stock raiser makes his ani
mals poor he makes himself poorer.
If he keeps up the process, bankruptcy
is as sure as fate. The opposite policy
is the winning policy. Sell the poor
est and retain the best. And sell
enough of the poorer animals that
you may buy a few better than the
best you now have. This is making
your animals constantly better and
yourself richer. Soon your worst will
"bring is much a.- your best now. If
you have not pure bred animals, sell
enough scrubs or grades to buy an an
imal of each sex, pure bred. Hold fast
to the full-blooded produce and to the
highest grades. Almost before you
are aware of it you will have only
pure-bred animals. If once we start
with pure-bred animals, the increase
of breeding makes us rich in flocks
and herds of the best blood in what,
when the goal is reached, seems a very
The trade in Christmas trees and
greens grows larger year by year.
Thirty years ago a Christmas tree was
seldom seen except in some home of
the richest dies, and the adornment
of churches for the festival seison was
confined to the Catolic and Episcopal
denominations. But the immense in
crease of our German population has
popularized the Christmas tree
throughout the length and breadth of
the land ; and with the waning of old
Puritan ideas the decoration of church
es of all denominations has come
customary. The extent to which ma
terials for these purposes are now re
quired is shown by the fact that a
single dealer in New England last
year disposed of 10,000 Christmas
trees, 25,003 yards of wreathing and
800 barrels of evergreen spray. The
smallest that are sold bring on the
ground 10 cents apiece, while the
largest—2s to 30 feet in height
bring from $4 to $B.— Garden and For
Chairman Brittoa, of the inaugural
committee, has received favorable
answers to his requests for the use of
the corridors of the Interior and Post
office department buildings for sleep
ing quarters for troops during the in
auguration. The available space will
accammodate about 10,000 men. The
sub-committee on civic organization
has alieady received applications for
positions in the parade from 75 organ
izations, aggregating 13,000 men. This
is 2000 more than there were in the
parade four years ago.
$2.00 PER YEAR.
PORTLAND MARKET REPORT.
The condition of thelocil market
is all thai could be ttoshvd, orders from
the interior being numerous, owinv to the
greater circulation among the farming.
The holiday trade has augmented sales to
.1 point entirety satisfactory to our mer
chant*, and Christmas week promise* to
be unusually active.
GROCERIES-Suguars have declined lc
in all grades since last report, a follows:
C tic, extra C *;Jc. dry granulated TJc,
cube crushed and powdered 7je. Coffees
linn, with a limited stock on the market.
Salvador 18gtl3c, Costa Hica and Itio 19c,
Arbuckle's roasted 24',c.
PROVISIONS -Oregon are qnot
ed at Me. breakfast bacon Me, • houlders 10&
(allc. Eastern meat is noted as follows:
Hams Id^ldic breakfast bacon 13ic, lard
FRUITS-Green fruit receipts 1282 bxs.
Apples 6Va7sc, Mexican oranges fO, lem
ons >l)crii.,Vl per bx, bananas $3.£0.<g4,00
per bunch, quinces M) « BO per box.
VEGETABLES—Market well supp'ied.
Cabbage ( ■ Ie per n>, carrots and turnip*
75c per sack, red pepper 3c per A, potatoes
■10a4Jc per Hack, sweet l'i(ailc per ib.
DR'ED FKUlTS—Receipts 30 pkges.
Sun-dried apples -lasc per tt>, factory
slie'd Be, factory plums Mflir, Oregon
prune *7 « Be, pears 10c, peache- 10 a 1
rai-ins §2.25 per box, Call ornia tigs !»c,
Smyrna 18c per Vb.
DAIRY PBODU E -Butterreceipts for
the week Bl pkires. Fancy creamery 33J«
per lt>. choice dairy 3 c, medium| 7(ftHoc,
common 20c, eastern U.">i«3oc.
EGGS—Receipts 192 cases. Oregon 35c,
eastern 32 »:t2£c.
POULTRY — Chickens $3.5034, for
large young and ?4 - 150 for old, turkeys
Uitol-^c per Ib, ducks ?o!g7 per dozen,
geese $8 a 0.
WOOL—Receipts for week 36,000 1!>».
Valley lS'tf ; 2ik: Ktstern Oregon 10 v u)15c.
HOPS-Receipts for week 2.J,ttiO lbs.
GRAIN— for week 80,641 it Is.
Valley £l.i-!-,w I. !•">. Eastern Oregon $1.37 i
@1.50. ' Oats 32'aj35e.
Fi.OL'JJ -Receipts for week SUB bbla.
Standard £•">, otner brands fi.75.
FEED—Barley ?2:!c2-"> per ton, bran
§10. (hop $1G"2O, shorts $17, baled hay
fia ". 15, loose §12'o 15.
FRFSH MEATS-Beef, live, 3c. dressed
(>■, mutton, live, Be, dressed li •, limbs
»2.2.5 each, hogs, live, 5Ji 5,\ dressed 7@
7i, veal ti,t- 7c.
Manager 'William H. Eckert said he did
not exjK-ct to sco any radical chnngo in tha
form of the telephone, s;ive perhaps a con
trivance to hold the receiver to tho ear and
leave tho listener both hands (roe. Ha
laughed whoa asked as ta tho practical use
of a telephone audible *o a person sitting
several feat away firm the instrument
"That has l«en perfected," he said, "but no
body cares for it. Wo were all amused and
delighted with the invention when it wa»
first shown, but after awhile it was agreed
by experts that tho thing was not likely 1 to
be of practical value. No one cares to hay«
a thing in his office that will talk right out
at the most inopportune moment. There_att.
none in use, as far as I know." —New York
Two Marriages in France.
There are always two marriages in Franc*
; before the groom can claim his bride—firs!
I the marriage at the mayor's office, or civil
1 I marriage, and then the church marriage.
i j Two, and sometimes throe, days pass between
i the two ceremonies, during which time th«
announcement of the civil marriage is posted
j up on the court house door, and the young
! couple ore not allowed to see each other. The
1 ; civil marriage is a quiet affair, the bride
j wearing street costume, and the members ol
' her own ant', her husband's families being th«
i only persons present. The second ceremony
, is in accordance with the wealth of the groom
■ and the position he holds in society.—TUt
Thought He Wai Lucky.
He was a belated citizen going home. At
he turned into High street from Becubien a
pedestrian suddenly confronted him and
"Mister, if you would please be so kind at
to tell me what time it is, I'd be"
"Just striking one I" was the reply, as the
belated shot out with his right and knocked
the fellow into the gutter.
The victim crawled out after a period ol
inactivity, gathered up a big ball of snow
for his nose to bleed on, and muttered to him.
"■Wasn't I in luck that it wasn't just strife
ing 'leven or twelve I"—Detroit Free Press.
Only Wanted Enough.
Not long since a buxom, newly arrived
daughter of Erin found herself the only pas
senger on a steamboat «boa dock adjoins a
slip from which rowboats are hired. Just
as the lines were about to be cast off she ap
proached the mate of the steamboat, and,
with artless politeness, exclaimed: " Ah,
sur ye needn't take me in this big boat.
Wan ay thim small wans will do."
The official was so surprised at this thought
fulness that his eyes got as big as saucers,
and he walked away in silence, not daring to
give expression to the words his tongue would
utter.—New York Evening Sun.
1 A Sad State or Affairs.
Old Mrs. —Have ye heerd anything
about Mrs. Brown lately, Obadiab?
Old Mr. Bently—She died several days ago.
I thought ye knew that?
Old Mrs. Bently— never heerd of it Pool
soul! An' so she's dead!
Oid Mr. Bently—Yes, dead an' busied.
Old Mrs. B.—An' buried, too! Ok, lay I
Wuss an' wussl —New York Sun.
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The First S.ilutation.
The first kiss between ft* spinster patroness
of a matrimonial bureatnuxl the man intro
duced to her by the marriage broker as her
"future husband," is described by hußgerson
as being amusing to a degree. They seen
afraid of each other, until finally the woman
rushes at him, and he seems glad it's ever.—
New York Graphic.
Something About Parasites.
"Pa, here's a piece in the paper about par
asites. What is parasites, ■»?"
"Parasites, my boy? Why, parasites are
the people who live in Paris. Think you
ought to know that, and you In the Third
Header," —Woman's Magazine.
Visitor —Don't you miss your little nephew
very much, Freddie! .i-i-• 2 yv«. »
Freddie (whose nephew died the week be
—Yes, I miss him very much, but I Ltka
to be the uncle of an angel —Life.
Spoggs—Was It not disgrareful, the way
in which Smiggs snored in church today!
Stuggs— should think it was. Why, ha .
woke us all up.—The Review. " .
BMaAfWtj > (raid.
jj The -wages of rin is death, and, if yotir will |
notice it, there ara a great: many persons in 1
this world who seem to be dr«Mi/uiljr_«frai4
that they wont earn theii ; *«*^-;