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VOL. IV. NORTH YAKIMA, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 1893. NO. 50,
PMOFBSSIONAI. CA KDS.
H. J. BNIVKLY,
Attorney at Law.
X9*Ofncc over Yakima National Rank, North
Yakima. Will practice in all ths courts of tha
-in'" snd r H. land ottlccs.
i. s. mtavi". I k. ii milsov.
KEAVI.S „ MI I.ROY,
Attorneys at Law.
**V WN practice In all Courts ot the State.
Special attention given to all I. S. land office
bualuess. North Yakima. v\ ash
eowano wiiiTioN. rar.ii e*Rsi!K
WHITSON & PAHKEK,
Attorneys at Law.
.•arom.is Iv ttsmX Natloual Bank Hnlldinr;.
S. O. MORFORD,
Attorney at Law.
Practices i.i all Courts In tho State, J-sacclnl
attention to Collections. Offlcs up'fair*. Yak
imu National I'.Hiifc. Balldlac.
T. M. VANCK,
ATTORNEY - -A.T - _i.A."W.
.) ilee over First National Hnuk. Special at
teutiin given to land () '.ice business.
S. C. lIKNTON.
JUSTIOH of Ux& -'EJA.OHJ,
NOTARY PUBLIC, U. S. COMMISSIONER.
S|>cclhl attention Riven collections and Notary
work, office over Yskimu National Hank.
B. M. SAVAUE. W. W. McCORMICK.
LAVAGE A McCORMICK,
Oill.e up stairs in the Rshelman Building, Yak
ima Aye. Dr. Savage's residence is at Wide
Hollow where he can lie found at any time dar
ing the night. Dr. McConnick's residence is at
his office where he can be found at auy time
during tho night. 4-21.
O. J. HILL,
Physician and Surgeon
Special attentlou given to diseases of women
and children. -:- Telephone. No. 5.
Office over Yakima Natl Bank: Residence on
Third street, bet. B and C.
0. M. GRAVES,
All work in my line first-class. Local anesthet
ics used to extract teeth without pain. No
rharge for examlnatian.
t.oT-< >itn-c over First National Bans.
We make a specialty of mail order bus
iness in the northwest. We handle dry
goods, clothing, cloaks, wearing apparel
of all descriptions, shoes, carpets, house
MI7\Y/ furnisllin *5a'etc' Wekeeponly
11 Li W first quality goods, and do not
carry shoddy stuffs. If you want the best
nt the lowest prices send us a trial order.
plication. Also a handsome catalogue of
304 pages, showing the very latest Fall
17DT717 and Wint3r styles- Try us
£ l\ J_ Li it you want goods matched
or anything that you cannot find in your
The MacDougall &
South wick Co.,
11.-110-181083 FRONT HTBEET,
Do Yon Want a Gooa M8«T?
IF SO, CALL ON
Kay & Lucy,
i .HUMERI.V RTKISrR'S:.
The excellent reputation of this Restaurant Is
being maintained by the present proprietors.
MEALS 25 AND 50 CENTS.
Op all Hoars, Ha; ni ■&
FIRST NATMNAL "BANK
of North Yakima.
DI nil TORS.
J. K. 1-ewls, Theo. B. Wilcox, Chas. Carpenter,
A. W. Engle, H. B. Seuduer.
Capital, SI 00,000
A. W. Engle. chas. Carpenter,
President. Vice President.
W. L. Bteimweo, Cashier.
DOES A GENEBAL BANKISO BUSINESS.
Boys and Sells Eickuge at Reasonable Rates.
PAYS INTEREST ON TIME DEPOSITS.
SIXTY Grade Holstein-Frestan cows. Deep
milkers. Reasonable price. If you want a
good cow now Is your chance.
<• H. B SCUDDER.
The Yakima Herald.
For Infant! and Children.
Caatorla promotee Digestion, and
overcome! Flatulency, Const! i«ation, Sour
Stomach, Diarrhoea, and Feverishness.
Thus the child in rendered healthy nnd its
deep r—tural. Caatorla contains no
Morp'iuio or other narcotic property.
"Caatorla Is so well adapted to children that
I recommend It as superior to any prescription
known to me." 11. A. Archsk, M. I).,
IU South Oxford St., Brooklyn, N. Y.
"I urn Cantoris in my practice, and find It
specially adapted to affection., of children."
Ales. Roi.xi.~on, M. !>.,
1057 X.l Aye., New York.
** From personal knowledge and oliscrvatlon
lean say that Caatorlals an excellent meilicine
for children, acting a* a laxative and relieving
the pent up bowels and general system very
much. Many mothers hare told nic of its ex
cellent effect upon their children."
Üb, C. C. Osooon,
Tb» Oxktivs OMMatV, ff Murray Street, If. Y.
ill- _v.-iObi_t.CUii.irU( -.-i"J,
•8SS 1 "APHRODITI WE" SESS
yr- -x. Is Eo^n ok A /"~""i»*\
AAAX\et*MA POSITIVE [^t J
tK-tS'Q GUARANTEE W«K W
uk 'n to euro an-f orra / _ JT
na Zzf of nervous aiseai.o I.^- ft
_F^3f orimy disordered \ -<^A
A&^letr tbo generative or- .Xt-i^V^^N.
/flMfiA gunsofeiiherscx,/<y*T?rz.> >
•■'XwirySs. whether arising / */'■'& ■*»'
a frnmthecxccbslve/ n*r.
BEFORE wed Stimulants AFTER
Tob_„ or Onlum,or through youthful rndiscnv
Won, over Indulccuce, A" , eucli as Losi of Itralo
Tower, Wakefulness,Bearing down I'ttlnslutha
back, Seminal Weakness, Hysteria, Nervous Pros
tration, Nocturnal Emicaloni, Lcicorrbtra, Dls
iluess, Weak Xtemory, I,^'iet I'owerand Impo
tency, which I f nesloetc I often lead to premature
pld age and Insanity. IMco $1.00 a box, 6boici
lor |,').(XX Pent by mnll on receipt of price*
A WltlTi-KV (itiAllANfuu Is given for
every t&OOorderro-ch-'-i.t .refund thomoncy 11
a l'ermanont eire (. not effected. We have
thousands of tesflmonia's fromo'd and young.
Of both sexes, who have been pennexiently cured!
bytheusoof Apbroditine. Clrcularfreo. Addreu
THE APHRO MEDICINE CO.
Western Branch, liox zi, Fcsti_>c. via
Bold by H. H. ALLEN, Druggist, North Yakima,
FROM TERMINAL OR INTERIOR POINTS TIIK
Is tbe line tv take
To all Points East and SontL
It is the dining cab route. It runs through
VEHTIBt'I.EII TRAINS EVEIIY LAY IN
THE YEAR tO
ST. PAUL AND CHICAGO
(No Change of Cars.)
Composed of Diniug Cars Unsurpassed,
Pnllman Drawing-Room Sleepers
(of Latest Equipment),
TOURISTS' -.'.-SLEKPING -.'.-CARS.
Best that can be constructed aud in which
accommodation* are both khee and fvii-
M-iiEu for holders of First or Second-class
ELEGANT DAT COACHES
A CONTINUOUS line connecting
with ALL lines, affording DI
RECT AND UNINTER
I'i. I in.a is Me. per reservations enn be
► >■> iinil In advam c tbrnucb any
.latent of tbe road.
To and from all points In America, Ens-laud
and Kurope can be purchased at auy
Ticket Oftice of this Company.
Kast Bound. | West Bound.
Atlantic Kxp., 7.4,1 a. in. I Pacific Kxp.. 2.40 a. in.
AtlauticMallliiJD.nl I Pacific Mail. MD p. m
full information concerning rates, time of
tin in.-, routes and other details furnished on ap
plication to any agent, or
A, D. CIIAItI.ETON.
Asst. General Passenger. Agent, No. 12] First
street, cor. Washington. Portland, Oregon.
11. 0, Hi'Ml'lirry, Agent, North Yakima.
J. M. PERRY,
Shipper and Receiver of Grain, Hay,
Car and round lots always on hand. Write or
wire me for prices. , 41-Sm
•A. L FIX _ CO.,
IW SI R Aa.WO_B3.
*$£*%£.***• MORTB YAKIMA.
lotice to Stockholders of Konnwofk Ditrb Co.
■\roTit-E \* nun ervm that at the
__\ regular meeting of said company to b* hold
on the taut Saturday in March, KBM, it Is pro
posed to repeal Article IV of tbe liy-law* of said
company. The laid Article IV relates U>
Amendments, setting out the manner and time
of giviug notice to amendment* to the Hy laws
of said company. F. J. FLINT,
16 l it President.
Attest: W. W. MrCAKTY, Secretary.
Itated at North Yakima, Winh., I>er. I, \**2.
YAKIMA AND THE STATE.
\ Interesting Items of Hews from Yakima
had Its Suburbs.
Ellis nt l.ossip, I arts, t alleles, I'cr
so.imls. nnd n lli<di-.'.l'»'t.:c of
I'ur.. t, r.-t]■!:•> « I I ur|
Born, Friday, December 23, to the «ife
of Henry Qarqoeron, a datwhter.
R J. MackiaM has been elected a
member 'if the tir*t city council of We
Fe-hter & Ross have received a large
supply of Mirnctivo calendars for pitbb ■
Miss Ida I.it'roix, who ha- liecn visit
ing her sirl«r, Mr* Shannon. i.-ttirne«l lo
the Sound on Friday last.
(imp .uv-K's armory has been trans
ferred to the C..dwell hlo<k, where excel
lent quarters have bwn second.
Mrs W. II J'Hers, who has been in
the cii-t selnting goods for her new store,
returned In Yakima <m Friday of last
The meat •.•afket of White _ I.each
has hen consolidated with the Colum
bia market. Mr Marks retiring from tne
Yakima COOPty made a respectable
haul of cash last week through the Norlh
ertt Pacific paving taxes to the amount of
Alois Eeperes was taken to the insane
asylum at Steilaeoom, on Thursday last,
by Sheriff Simmons, assisted by Coroner
W. (1. Cue.
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Weed entertained
their friends at whist on Thursday even
ing of last week. There were five tables
in constant use.
V, M. Spain succeeds T. 0. Stone in
the grocery and dry goods business, l>e
ing associate.! with Jams- fireene under
the firm name of the Greene Mercantile
The democratic central committee of
Kittitas county has endorsed C. R. Mar
tin, editor of the Cle-l^lum Tribune, lor
the position of receiver of the North Yak
ima land oftioe.
The completion of the presidential
count shows that 12.107,102 votes wero
cast, of which the Cleveland electors re
ceived 6,1)07,1281 -Harrison, 5,282,086;
Weaver, 099,998; Bidwell, 280,804.
Several years ago three pairs of Cali
fornia quails were turned Isioro on the
Ahtanuui, and Mr. B. F. Ward states
that he noticed a number of these birds
in the vicinity of his place last fall.
Mr. Wm. Ker transferred the property
of the Moxee company to D. E. Leah, the
new manager, on Monday, Mr. Lesh
will probably bo elected president of the
company at the next meeting of the board
Col. A. H. Reynolds and wife left on
tho first of the month for Dcs Moines,
lowa, Kansas City, Washington, D. C,
and other points where they have friends
and relatives. They expect to be absent
about threo months.
Bernard Wilkinson is an applicant for
appointment as postmaster, and has se
cured quite a number of signatures to
bis petition. T. F. Maber is also a can
didate, and bus the endorsement of many
of the influential leaders in the party.
Mr. Cleveland cannot well go wrong in
this instance, as all the candidates are
especially qualified to perform the duties
of the office with ability and satisfaction
to the community.
'Ihe second of the M. M. club parties
was given at Mason's opera-house on
Thursday evening of last week. Those
pre-( 'it were Mr. and Mrs. R. Strobach,
Mr. and Mrs. E. F. White, Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Bartholet, Mr. and .Airs. Hurry
Spinning, Mr. and Mrs. U, S. Courter,
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Conolly, Mr. and
Mrs. W. 11. Chapman, Mr. and Mrs. J.
H, Greer; the Misses Wright, liamacher,
Donald Parker, Baxter. Bailey, Vaughn,
Cary, tiriditts, Kingsbury. Barker, Car
penter and Jackson; Messrs.' Vance,
Guilland, Voorhes, Baxter, Brown, Sin
clair, Hare, Lombard, Chandler, Bailey,
Kershaw, Heed, Stout, Kingsbury,Whee
ler, Brown and Roberts.
Deafiacsm Cannot lie Cured
by local applications as tliey cannot
reach the diseased portion of the ear.
There is only one way to cure deafness,
anil tlmt is by OOMtt'ut.onal remedies.
Deafness is caused by an inflamed condi
tion of tiie mucous lining of the eustucian
tube. When this tulip is intlatned you
have a rambling sound or imperfect hear
ing, and when it is entirely closed deaf
ness in the result, tod unless the inflam
mation can be taken out and this tube
restored to its nunaiil condition hearing
will be destroyed furever; nine cases out
often arc caused by catarrh, which is
nothing but an inflamed condition of the
We will give one hundred dollars for
any case of deafness, caused by catarrh,
that cannot be cured by Hall's C'p.turrli
Cure. Send for circulars; free
K. J. CHKM-Y A CO., Toledo, t).
JC^*Sold by druggists, lie, 49 In
EXIT THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Tbe Once Omnipotent News Trust Is
Merged Into the United Press.
UUlnrt of tlie lllrih, AntWg and
Dissolution or un Old nnd
I .m..ma >c\v» «... Hi, r-
Itig Xgrtti \.
Tho Associated Press, the oldest news
collecting agency in the United States,
which for about two .'durations has
supplied ueueral telegraphic news to
nearly all tin'leading newspapers in the
country, was merged on January 1 with
its young unit powerful rival, the United
Press Association. This means much to
the newspapers of the whole connlry, and
is of interest lo every newspaper reader.
The New York Associnted Press was or
ganized nearly half a century ago by the
leading morning newspapers of New York
city Ii collect telegraphic news of the
United Sliiu-.i. and after the first Atlantic
cable was li.id, of Europe. The news
was aold t<> the other newspapers in every
other Important American city.
With tho marvelous rrowth of the tele
graphic servicp and the vast IncTMaa in
the number oi daily pa pan printed In
small towns, the business of the Associa
ted Press expanded from a nightly serv
ice if a few hundred words of telegraphic
news bulletins to a daily service often
exceeding 10'),<'00 words irom all points
of the civilized world. The business of
selling this news to the newspapers of
other cities became in time so profitable
to the New York association thut its
members were not only able to get their
own news service practically free, but
they distributed at stated intervals hand
some dividends on the money invested.
So valuable did thi.«i partnership become
to each of the original members that the
"Associated Press franchise," as it was
called, was estimated as an asset worth
♦2, r>o,ooo alone. The newspapers owning
it, not only of New York, but the subor
dinate associations in Chicago, Philadel
phia and other cities, united in refusing
admission on any terms to all newspa
pers. The Chicago newspapers in like
manner formed a Western Associated
Press, the leading southern papers a
Southern association, the Philadelphia
paper.- a l'h adelphia association, all
•f these being allies but subordinate to
the New York Associated Press, each
closing it doors, by the unanimous vote
of all its members, against all new com
ers. No closer corporation could be im
Constant demands of now and grow
ing newspapers in all parts of Cue coun
try for a rival association ied more than
ten years ago to the organization of the
United. Press Association, which had at
first only a single member in New York
city and fifty subscribers in other lesser
towns and cities. It sought new custom
ers as eagerly us its great opponent, the
Associated Press, refused them, and it
grew in influence, resources and scope
year by year.
A few months ago the younger associa
tion dealt its ancient competitor an unex
pected blow tiy making v contract with
the Southern Associated Press which had
been for a generation a valuable ally of
the New York Associated Press. This
step was boon followed by another and
greater coup. The Western A^poriuted
Press, which included all the leading
morning papers of Chicago, St. Louis, St.
Paul, Minneapolis, Denver, San Francisco
and intermediate cities, sent notice to the
New York Associated Press that at the
termination of their contracts they would
dissolve their partnership and their fu
ture alliance would be with the United
Press. The campaign of the United
Press which had been so signally success
ful in the south and west, was then car
ried to Europe arid a contract was made
with the most powerful news agency
there. Neuter's Telegraph company,
which performs for the leading English
and Continental newspapers the same
function that the Associated Press dis
charged for the American press. Reut
er'« news had been bought exclusively
by the New York Associated Press for
use throughout the United States. The
United Press got it.
The old Associated Vress, which had
been so many years refusing all newspa
per applicants, was driven to seek them iv
the west and south ; to seek new sources
of news in Europe; and the great loss
of income incurred by the loss of impor
tant newspapers in other cities was ac
companied by a still greater expense in
collecting news which had hitherto been
supplied by its newspaper oarlners in
other cities practically free of charge.
A crisis in the Associated Press was in
dicated last summer when the New York
Sun cast away, as no longer valuable, its
partnership in the New York Associated
Press and entered the United Press.
Other losses of New York papers being
imminent a proposition for practical con
solidation of the two associations was
made and is now ratified. On January 1
the old and once all powerful New York
Associated Press (a single share in which
was counted as worth a Quarter of a mil
lion dollars) was succeeded by. the new
association with tlie consolidated resour
ces of Isith the United" and Associated
Press, under the management of WaMter
P. Phillips, whose direction of the United
Pre.-s has been so signally successful.
Tlie name of the new association is not
finally chosen, but it is likely to be the
National Associated Press.
IN THE EARTH'S BOWELS.
Socked Into a Mountain Maelstrom and
Found 250 Miles Away.
A 'irnncr \iinh»i»irni Talc -It
Ret rale tin.- of the Noil M- -
Albert Mason, of Kootenai, B, 0., tells
the following wonderful story, which
bears the imprint of truth :
Two prospectors, named respectively
Phil Barnes and Pierre I/Jger, a Flathead
Indian guide named Klikat and myself,
left Bonner's Ferry on the 7th day of
August, and struck out in a northeasterly
direction, headed for the peaks and can
yons in the extreme northern ran up of
the Rockies. The purpose of my two
white cimpanions was to prospect for
valuable minerals in a section of country
which few, if any, while men have ever
entered before. My own object was to
seek diversion and adventure, and, being
a newspaper man, to gather facts hither
to uuknowu and make them public at
( m the LSth day of August—according
to the observations taken by me—we
were within 2". or '!0 miles of tbe Cana
dian linn and nt an altitude of 7,800 feet.
It was noon of the day mentioned above.
On our left was n craggy precipice about
HO feet high, overhanging a roaring moun
tain stream and extending fully two
miles to the south. Hut we heard more
than the .swash of the running stream.
Thero came to our ears a deep, roaring
sound, alternating in force, stronger and
weaker at intervals of a few seconds. It
came in jarring sounds, with a volume
like thunder. For some minutes we lis
tened in silence. Then suddenly Klikat
"Me know what him is," he said, with
a pleased look of apprehension. "Him
is Big-Hole-in-thc-Water. Him heap
water run to hell and put out devil's
"Big holo in the water," I echoed,
"what do you mean by that, Klikat? "
"You come look," he said, advancing
to the edge of the precipice nnd#tbrowing
himself tint on the rock with his head
and shoulders hanging over. "Ugh!"
he exclaimed. "Big-Hole-in-the-Water
heap mad to-day. Hun funny. Water
go in ground ; never come out."
Following Khkat's example I cautious
ly approached the edge of the projecting
rock, threw myself on the ground, face
downward, and peered down irom the
dizzy height. Barnes and l.cgcr did
It was a curious and awe inspiring
sight that we beheld. Straight down be
low us there was a deep pool, or lake,
about a quarter of un acre in area and
inclosed on three sides by high walls of
eternal rock, thus forming a perpetual
and insurmountable barrier to the pas
sage of the water beyond this spot. The
noisy mountain stream poured great vol
umes of sparkling water into this natural
basin and then lost itself. The water in
the pool swung rapidly around as on a
pivot, and constantly drifted in a steadily
accelerated tidal current to the center.
And here was the most startling feature
of this wonderful stream.
In the very center of the deep water
was a large circular cavity, or depression,
funnel shaped—a suck hole in fact—fully
eight feet across at the surface, the water
spinning round and round, rushing down
ward with lightning speed. A tremen
dous force of gravity was at work in that
awful pit of darkness, in the center ol
this funnel was a great mass of snow
white foam, dancing and whirling and
scattering flakes of itself around the dark
blue rim of tbe vortex. At intervals of
fifteen or twenty seconds there would be
a greater downward rush of water, ths
pillar of foam would disappear with the
increased speed of the current; then the
roar would increase in volume, another
pillar of foam would form, only to disap
pear a few moments inter as the previous
one had done. It was a grand, a terrible
I glanced at my two friends, who like
myself were electrified by this mighty
freak of nature.
"If I could find a ledge of quartz with
color in it anywhere near by," observed
Mr. Barnes "I would erect a stump mill
right here and drop a horizontal wheel
into that boiling suck hole. Great Scott I
but wouldn't it spin though ? "
I rather thought it would, but at that
moment my attention was suddenly snd
shockingly attracted to Klikat, who had
been lying about eight feet away on my
left. There was a low, crumbling sound,
and then a mass of shelving rock right
under Klikat broke loose and fell with a
fearful crash into the edge of the whirl
ing pool. 1 started to my feet just as I
saw the Indian making frantic efforts to
cling to the edge of the cliff. But li'\A
hold was too slight and the rock crumb
led under his grasp. Without uttering a
word or sound of any kind Klikat fell
headlong into the mad water beneath.
After a few seconds lie came to the sur
face. Barnes rushed to one of the pack
mules for a rope, hut it wus too late.
Three, four, five times did Klikat swing
around in a spiral course that gradually
drew nearer to the center of tho great fun
nel, at the same time making frantic ef
forts to swim out of it. But it was labor
lost. With a movement that looked like
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ADDRESS: SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.
a sudden twist he shot into the very cen
ter of the vortex. For one brief moment
he spun around like a top, and then
down he went with the pillar of foam,
out of sight into the bowels of the earth
and the darkness of death.
Wo at last reached the south shore ol
Lake Kootenai. Just before sundown we
anchored on the west shore and pulled
our canoe out of the water. We «>t once
begun preparations for a camp hre, and
it was while in the act of gathering dry
driftwood along the shore that Leger dis
covered a very ghastly object lying in the
water within six feet of land.
It was the corpse of a man—an Indian.
Leger ot once called us to him, and to
gether we dragged the body ashore. Tlie
face of the dead was badly bruised and
torn and utterly disfigured. The body
was very much bloated, too, and all we
could see for a certainty was that the
corpse was the remains of an Indian.
"Hold on!" suddenly exclaimed
Barnes, as he leaned over the dead body
and cut something from the neck —a
piece of ragged cloth. "By !" he
cried, as bo raised himself erect and held
up the article mentioned. "Th's is the
remnant of my silk handkerchief, w'.icli
I gave to poor Klikst to cover the gash
he cut on his neck by that dead limb one
day—do you remember? And see!
Right here in this corner is my mono
gram, 'P. B. worked in silk."
It was so. We all recognized the silk
en rag, and we all knew that tbe corpse
before us was the dead body of Klikst,
who had fallen into the funnel of that
awful subterranean river fully '.'SO miles
away, far up in the Rockies of northern
Montana. And yet there was his corpse,
drifted ashore on this lake, between
which and the "big hole iv the water"
there is not the slightest connection so
far as mortal eye can see.
LATE NEWS ABOUT HOPS.
Meeker's Hop Circular Contains Some
Pacific Coast Estimates.
Puget Mound (.rowers ore llii
couraged-Ueduced Yield, Poor
Quality and Added Cost
Locally there has been no movement in
hops and the business generally appears
to be stagnant. There may be a
change for the better with the new .ear
and the belief is general that dealers can
no longer keep prices down after the first
of April or May, but for the present
twenty cents is the best offer for choice.
Not less than a thousand new acres will
be planted to bops in Ynkima county
this coming spring, and many believe the
hop area will be doubled. Contractors
are busy getting out poles in Yakima,
Kittitas ami Pierce counties and the esti
mates are that upwards of twelve hun
dred thousand will be required to supply
GHOWEKS ON THE WOW) I.ISCOIBAOED.
James L. Steel, a prominent hop
grower of the Slaughter district, shows
the general discouraging outlook of this
industry on the sound by the following
statement to a Seattle Telegraph reporter:
"Things don't look particularly bright
for the crop on hand. The brewers are i
living from hand to mouth, in regard to j
stocks, with the intention of keeping j
down prices. Formerly, from 2")00 to |
3000 pounds per acre was considered a i
good yield. Now we arc lucky
if we realize 180il pounds per acre.
The falling off is partially due to
a grub worm which attacks the roots. I
dug up a root a short time ago ii which
was attached a dozen and a half of these
worms, and Ihey are similar to the grub
worm which attacks the corn east. It
costs us frmn three to four dollars an acre
to spray the vines for the destruction of
the bop louse. A few years ago we used
to realir-e as much for the first year's
planting as we do now from toe third
year's growth." I
DEALERS TRAINING THE UItOWKRS.
Buckley Ilanner. Dealers in Puyallup
who in other years bought thousands of
bales of bops now seem to care little
whether they nurchase or not.
The effort ou the part of dealers seems
to be to reduce the London market below j
the normal home market. 1 .ally, the
Puyallup buyer, has said that growers
consigning to London would be made
sick and sorry for having done so. Evi
dently the buyers want to control the
home market and will wear thousands
of bales threadbare shipping and re
shipping in order to buy at low figures of
growers and monopolize the advantages
of the London market ta the exclusion of
While the grower is shipping to Lon-
don the dealer is shipping to London also
to reduce the price there though he does
not sell. When the grower has become
discouraged and sold at a low figure, the
dealer ships his hops back to New York
and thus by the removal of the weight of
a surplus, prices in London go up. The
dealer is then ready to sell, but the poor
grower has cold, having been headed off
at every turn.
The result of this, as one year succeeds
another, is the feeling in the grower's
breast that he ia not in it for the big
money to be made in hops whether he
ships his own hops or sells at home.
This is the docile temper of the grower
that suits the dealer. When the dealer
has the grower properly trained he con
buy in the yards at his own price and
sell in the markets of the world at a
MEEK IK'S DECEMBER .'Ha 1 I «. I-
Pi'YAi.ur, Wash., Dec. 20.
Now that the hop crop has long since
been harvested and the yield quite defi
nitely determined, the all absorbing topic
has been, and is yet, that of the market.
Never liefore in the history o. the trade
has there been so wide a difference in
opinion between producers and consu
mers as has developed within tho past
two months as to the value that should
be placed upon the growth of 1892. Con
sumers have persistently hammered the
price down, while growers have as stoutly
contested any decline.
Notwithstanding that the market has
moved very slowly and growers have
been reluctant sellers, prices have sagged
fully two cents per pound during the peri
od uuder review, so that now, for hops
that 22 cents was freely otlered and re
fused, are selling at 20.
The Loudon rrmrket —The London mar
ket ia dull and quiet, with free offerings
and buyers holding oil', demanding lower
Washington and Oregon — Strictly
choice export hops, Washington and Or
egon, 20c; good medium, 18c; second to
low medium, Mffiltic. The above quota
tions are based on actual transactions of
2,000 bales purchased within tlie last fort
night, and not less than 1,000 bales re
California —The movement in California
hops has been more free, as there had
been nearly one-third of thr.t crop con
tracted l>efore haTvesliiig. The range of
prices there since the market opened bus
been from 18 to 2'2'..e, with but few sales
at the Intier price.
The future —The future of the market
is one of those problems past (hiding out.
While we do not now expert to see a re
covery from the present decline, yet, we
do not look for any lire;.!; on the choice
growths suitable tor export. Hie low
grades on which there has as yet been no
fixed value, it is difficult to even guess
what they will go off at; as vet. no offer
has been made on them.
18 to estimated that about one-half, 0*
in round numbers gQfIUQ bales, of the
California crop; oue-foiirlh, 0? about D,*
000 bales, of tbe Oregon crop, iiml one*
seventh, or 3,000 bales, of Ihe Washing
ton crop have gone forward from the
coast. Thus it w.ll be seen that if the
previous estimates ot the crops ari ap
proximately correct there is still rei 'iiin
ing of the crops of the three statrs:
CslitoruiH .... . *->O.UOO
Oregon . .15,000
Fully 10,000 bales of these are low
grades, and can hardly be rated as stock.
Growers of Oregon and Washington have
learned a lesson this year not soon to be
forgotten. We have crops here nt Puyal
lup, at this writing, that will readily sell
for 20 cents.while others would, if offered,
go begging at 15 cents or under. This is
caused wholly because of the manage
ment, or rather in the lktter case to the
mismanagement in the care of the grow
ing crops nnd harvesting.
It has been practically demonstrated
that we can, if we will, produce as choice
a hop as ever in our palmiest days, when
we were without the pest, if we will but
follow experience and not go offiuto end
less experiments. We have this confi
dence in tbe foregoing statement, that wo
have now prepared the ground and pur
chased the poles to set out 80 acres in,(.d
dition to our yards at Puyallup and Kent.
The additional cost for spraying need aot
be over one cent per pound, and in many
cases will certainly be less.
Adverlls.-d Letter l.lat.
Letter* uncalled for at the postofflce at
North Ynlrima for the week ending De
cember 31, 1892:
Bensly, John Bury, John F
Brown, Joseph Brown, J W
Davis, J A Young, C W
Peraons calling lor any ol tbe above
letters pleeae give the date on which ad
vertised. ROBKBT DI'NN, P. M.