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8T. HELENS, OREGON, FHIDAY, MAY 17, 1901.
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Dr. Edwin Koks,
Physician and Surgeon.
ST. HELENS, OREGON.
Physician and Surgeon.
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Dr. J. K. Hall,
Physician and Surgeon.
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l.ltfl Ha 1 1 .. r, . . .,(
At lt Kmnli, pullln tb old bill
Jmkt from undof 111 bead mil paltif
It to Mry, Mid: "Taltat It to Bill Uonder
bo otteni wo hilliif for It, tad
hllliuf will but milk for AMI And crck
or fur miithrr tak It."
"No. Kriikjr," iDnwtrod Mrr, "yon
would bT no pillow; bdtldcn, I t got
fomfthltic nmr rluablo, which I cab
ell. I kf.pt It lotif, but It muat go to
ktwp u from lrlng" nd tho bold to
rlow tb (dlilvii Iwkut which Uoorg
ilor.l.ud had throws around bar nck.
"You ahan't acll that," aald Frank.
"Von moat krp It to rcroomtwr Oeoria:
and thon, too, jrou way want It mora aom
Marjr Unallr jrlotjed tha point, and
gathering up tha crumpled Jackrt atarted
la quwt of bllljr Brndar. Ha waa a
kind ha4 boy, two yaara oldar than
'rank, whom ha bad often bafrfonded
and ah lldrd from ihr Jrara of their coin
pauiotta. Ha did not want tha jackat, for
It waa a raat deal too amall; and It waa
onlr In rwply to I proptwal from Krank
that ha ahould buy It that ha had caaual
ly olTerml him a hilling. But now, whan
b aaw tha garment, aud learned why It
waa aent, ha Immediately draw from bla
old leather, wallet a quarter, all tha
money h had In tha world, and giving
It l Mary, bade her keep It, a aba would
need It all.
Half an hour after a cooling oranga
waa held to Krank'a parched Up, and
Mary aald. "Drink, brother; I've got two
more, bealdee aom milk and bread." but
tha ear abe addreaaed waa deaf and tha
ejre dim with tha faat-falllng ahadow of
death. "Mother! moibpr!" cried the lit
tle girl, "r'ranky won't drink, and hia
forehead I all aweat."
Mr. Howard bad been much worae
that day, but aguny tuade ber atroag.
Hprlnglng to hi aide, aha wined from
bla brow the cold moisture which had
m alarmed her daughter, chafed hi
hand and fret, and bathed hia head, un
til he aremed tetter and fell aaleep.
Kt the ahadea of night came on, and
when all waa dark in the alok rodni Mary
aohbed out, "We hare no candle, moth
er, and It I go fur otie, aud ha ahould
The eound of her voice arouaed Frank,
and feeling fur bla alater'a band, be aald.
"Don't go, Mary; don't Icara me the
moon la ablnlug bright, and I gueaa I can
fliid my way to (iod jut a well."
N'lna ten eleven aud then through
tha dingy window tha ailrery mooulight
fell, aa It Indeed to light tha way of tha
early loat to hraren. Mary had drawn
her mother'a lounge to the aide of the
trundle bed, and In a atata of almoat per
fect exhauatlon Mr. Howard lay gap
Ing for btvath, while 5117, aa l( con
ai'loua of the dread reality about to oc
cur, knelt by her aide. Once Mra. How
ard laid bur handa on Mary'a head, and
prayed that ahe might be preecrved and
kept from harm by the God of the or
phan, and that the ain of diaohedienca
reeling on ber own head might not be
flatted upon her child.
After a time a troubled aleep came rip
on her and aha alept until rouaed by a
low aob. Ralalng hcraulf up, aha locked
aaxloualy toward ber children. The
moonbeama fell upon the white, placid
far of Frank, who eeeincd calmly aleep
lug, while over him Mary bent, puahing
back from hia forehead tha thick cl"
terlna curl, and atrlvlng hard to amoth-
er her aoba, ao that they might not dis
turb ber mother.
"Doea be alcepr aked Mra. Howard,
and Mary, covering with her hauda the
face of him who alept, anweredr
"Turn away, motherdon't hxik at
him. Frauky la dead. H died with hia
arroa around my neck, aud told me not
to waka you."
Mra. Howard waa in the laat atagea of
eonaumptlon, and now ahe lay back, half
fainting upon her pillow. Toward day
light a vlolcnf coughing fit enued, aud
aha knew that ha waa dying. Beckoning
Mary to her aide, ahe whipered, "I am
leaving you alona In the wide world. Be
kind to Klla and our dear litllo A I lie,
and go with her where ahe goe. May
Ood keep and bleea yoa my precioua chil
drenand reward you aa you dcaerve, my
darling -" . ,
The eenteno waa nntiniahed, and la
unapeakable awa the orphan girl knelt
between her mother and brother ahud
derlng In the preeence of death, and
then weeping to think that aha waa alone.
Juat on the ."orner of Ohlcopee Com-
- onilur the ahadow of the con-
ttiry'hld elm which akirt the border of
tha graaa plat caiteu n.v ine villager mo
"Mall," aUnd the email red cottage of
M-i.i UnniUr. who In her war waa
quite a curloalty. All the "Ilia which fleah
la heir to" Widow Beudcr, If aha could
aecertaln the aymptoma, waa sure to have
In the moat aggravant mm,
a"!.. Kk nnr'iilliR fnllowlug the eventa
narrated In the lat chapter Billy, whose
k.it I.....H disturlied by thought
of Frank, aroae early, determined to call
at Mra. Howard and tee if tnry were
In want of anything. But hia mother,
who had heard rumor of the acarlet fe-
. n hrr him. and on deacend-
Ing'to the kitchen Billy found her alttlng
before blaalng Bra her feet In hot watr
a k.p i.o..t ihrnwn back in a manner
plainly ahowliig that aomethlug new had
taken Boia oi ner in "" ,. .
nk tVllllan,." aaill he. "IV lived
through & alKht, but my time ha come at
laat. Such a pain In my head and atom
ach. I do belleva I've got the acarlet
fever, and you muat run for the doctor,
""Scarlet fever 1" repeated Billy! "why.
you've had It once, and you can't have It
Ellin, can you?" .,,
"Oh, I don't know-I never wn like
anybody ele and can have anything a
. y ' J. v,.- h. anre and fetch the
aoacn iunr. - - ,
doctor; but before you go hand me my
nnft box and put tnu cauir ih ui .....
full of tea Into the teapot.'"
Billy obeyed, and tueu, inmim .
b green U-a would remove hi mother
ailment ba hurried away toward Mra.
Howard'a. The aun waa Juat rilng.
Within the cottage there waa no eound or
token of life, and, thinking It Inmate
were aaleep, Billy pauaed aeveral min
ute upon the threahold, fearing that ha
ahould dlaturb their alumbera. At laat,
with a vague preeentlment that all waa
not right, he ralaed tha latch and enter
ed, but Inatantly atarted back in aton
lahment at tha ecene before him. On tha
thundla bed lay Frank, cold and dead,
and near him, In the earn long, dream
lea aleep, waa bla mother, while between
them, with one arm thrown lovingly
aero her brother' neck, and her cheek
preued againat bla, lay Mary her eyee
lid molat with tear which, though aleep
Ing, aha atlll abed. On tb other aide of
Frank, and neatled ao cloaely to him that
ber warm breath lifted tb brown carls
from hia brow, waa Ella. But there were
no Mar stalpa on her face, for aha did not
yet know how bereaved aha waa.
' For r moment Billy stood Irreaolutav
and than, as Mary moved nneaally in her
alumbera, ba advanced a atep or two to
ward her. Tha nolae arouaed her, and
lntatly remembering and comprehend
ing tha whole, ahe threw herself with a
bitter cry Into Billy's extended arms, aa
If ha alone war all the protector aha now
had In the wide, wide world. Ere long
Klla, too, awoke, and tb noisy outburst
which followed tha knowledge of her loss
mad Mary still tha agony of her own
heart in order to soothe th mors violent
grief of her excitable alater. Billy's
tear were flowing, too, but st length
rialng up, he aald to Mary, "Bomethlng
mint be done. The villager muat know
of It, and I ahall have to leave you alona
while I tell them."
In half an hour from that time tha
cottage waa nearly filled with people,
lomi of whom came out of Idl curioaity.
But there were other who went there
for the eake of comforting the orphan
and attending to the dead, and by noon
the bodlea were decently arranged for
"There will be no trouble," aald one, "In
finding a place for Ella, ahe la so bright
and handiome; but aa for Mary, I am
afraid ahe'll have to go to the poorhouae."
"Were I In a condition to take either,"
replied Mra. Johnaon, "I ahould prefer
Mary, for In my estimation ahs Is much
th best girl; but there la the baby, who
muat go wherever Mary doe, unless she
can be persuaded to leav her."
Before anyone could reply to thla re
mark Mary, who had overheard every
word, came forward, and, laying her
face on Mra. Johnaon'a lap, aobbed out,
"Iet m go with Alice; I told mother I
Billy Bender, who all thla while had
been standing by the door, . atarted for
borne, never once thinking, until he
reached It, that hia mother more than
aix hour before, had aent him in great
haste for the phyaician. On entering the
honae be found her, aa he expected, rolled
up In bed, apparently In tha laat atage of
acarlet feror; but before ah could re
proach blm ha aald, "Mother, hav you
beard the newa?"
Mra. Bender had particular love for
newa, and now forgetting "how near to
death'a door" ahe had been, ahe eagerly
demanded, "What newa? What baa hap
pened?" When Billy told her of the sudden
deaths of Mr. Howard and Frank, an
I expression of "What? That all?" passed
over ber race, ana aiie sain, "uear me,
my anuff, Billy. Both died last night, did
they? Hain't you nothin' el to tell?"
"Yes, Mary Judsots and Ella Campbell,
ton, are dead."
Mrs. Bender, who, Ilka many others,
courted the favor of the wealthy and
tried to fancy herself on Intimate term
with them, no looner heard of Mr.
Canipbell'e a miction than her own dan
gerous symptom were forgotten, and,
springing up, he exclaimed, "Ella Camp
bell dead! What'U her mother doT I
must go to her right away. Hand me my
double gown there tn th cloaet, and give
me my lace cap in tha lower drawer, and
mind you hav th teakettle biled agin I
"Before you go anywhere, euppoae you
stop at Mrs. Howard'a and comfort poor
Mary, who cries all tha time because ahe
aud Alice have got to go to the poor
house." "Of course they'll go there, and they
ort to be thankful they've got ao good a
"I want to ask you," said Billy, "can't
we couldn't you take them for a few
days, and perhapa aomethiug may turn
"William Bender," said the highly as
tonished lady, "what can you mean? A
poor, alck woman like me, with oue foot
In the grave, tnke the charge of three
pauper children! 1 aha'n't do It, and you
needn't think of It."
"Hut, mother," persisted Billy, who
could generally coax her to do aa he liked,
"It's only for a few daya, and they'll not
be much trouble or expense, for 111 work
enough harder to make it up."
"I bavo aald no once, William Bender,
and when I aay no, 1 niefn no," waa the
Billy knew she would be less decided
the next time the aubject waa broached,
o forth preaeut he dropped It, aud tak
ing his cap he returned to Mrs. How
ard's, while hia mother atarted for Mra.
. Next morning between the houra of 9
and 10 tha tolling bell sent forth Ita sad
aummons, and ere long a fow of the vll
lagera were moving toward the brown
cottage, where In the aame plain coffin
alept the mother and her only boy. Near
them sat Ella, occasionally looking with
childish curiosity at the atranger around
her, or leaniug forward to peep at the
tips of the new morocco shoes which Mrs.
Johnson had kindly given her; then, when
her eyes fell upon the coffin, ahe would
burst into such an agony of weeping that
ninny of the village also wept In aym
path.v, and as they stroked her soft hair,
thought, "how much more she loved her
mother than did Mary," who. without a
tear upon ber cheek, sut there liumova-,
hi, gaslng fixedly upota tha marble fse
of ber mother, Alice waa not presest,
for Billy had not only aocceedsd In win
ning bi mother' coaaent to take the chil
dren for. a few daya, but h had sis
coaxed her to aay that Alice might com
eefore the funeral, on condition that be
would remain at bom and take ear of
. Scarcely three hour had passed since
th dark, moist earth was heaped npon
tb humble grav of the widow and her
eon, when again, over the village of Cbic
op, floated the note of the tolling bell,
and immediately crowd of people, with
leemlngly eager haste, hurried toward
th Campbell manaion, which waa soon
On marbl table In the ame room lay
the handsome cotDn, and in It Slept yeung
Ella. Uracefully her amall waxen handa
were folded one over the other, while
whit, balf-opened roaebuda were wreath
ed among the carls of ber hair. "She 1
too beautiful to die, and th only child,
too," thought more than one aa they look
ed first st the sleeping cly snd then at
the a'trlcken mother, who, draped in deep
eat black, aobbed convulsively. And yet
she waa not one-half ao desolate as wa
th orphan Mary, who In Mrs. Bender's
kitchen aat weeping over her alater Alice,
and striving to form words of prayer
which ahould reach the Cod of th f atber
less. "My mother, oh! my mother," she cried,
aa she atretcbed ber bande toward tha
clear blue sky, now that mother'a home.
"Why didn't I die, too T'
There wa atep upon the grass, and
looking up, Mary saw standing near her
Mrs. Campbell'a English girl, Hannah.
Bhe bad alwaya evinced a liking for Mrs.
Howard'a family, aud now after finiehiog
ber diahea, and trying In vain to apeak
a word of consolation to her miatre,
who refused to bs comforted, she had
tolen away to Mra. Bender'e, ostensibly
to see all th orphan, but in reality to
ae Ella, who bad always been her favor
It. Th alght of Mary'a grief touched Han
aah'a heart, and aitttug down by the lit
tle girl ah tried to comfort ber. Mary
felt that ber word and manner wera
prompted by real aympathy, and after a
tim ah grew calm, and listened while
Hannah told her that "aa soon a hei
mlstre got ao anybody could go near
her, aba meant to aak her to take Ella
Howard to fill" th place of her own
"They look aa much alike aa two
beans." said ah, "and a'poain' Ells How
ard ain't exactly her own flesh and blood,
ahe would grow into liking her, I know."
That night after her return borne Han
nah lingered for a long time about th
parlor door, glancing wlatfully toward
ber miatre. who reclined upon the ofa
with her face entirely hidden by her
"It'a moat too soon. I gur," thought
Hannah. "I'll wait till to-morrow."
Accordingly next morning, when, aa shs
hsd expected, she waa told to carry her
mlatreaa' tot and coffee to her room,
ahe lingered for awhile, and aeemed o
desirous of speaking that Mrs. Campbell
aaked what ahe wanted.
"Why, you aee, ma'am. I waa going to
aay a word about about that youngest
Howard girl. She'a got to go to the poor
house aud It'a a pity, she'a so handsome.
Why couldn't ahe come here and live I
I'll take care of her, and 'twouldn't t
nigh ao loueuome."
At thia allmtion to ber bereavement
Mrs. Campbell burst into tears, and mo
tioned Hauuah from th room.
Til keep at her till I fetch It about,"
thought Hannah. But further persuaaion
from her waa rendered unnecessary, for
Mrs. Lincoln called that afternoon, and
after aauring her friend tht he nevei
before aaw one who waa ao terribly af
flicted, caaually mentioned the Howarda
and the extreme poverty to which thej
Here Mr. Campllf commenced weep
ing, and aa Mrs. Lincoln oon took hei
leav she was left uluue for several
houra. At the end of that time. Impelled
by aomething she could not resist, she
rang the bell and ordered Hannah to go
to Mrs. Bender's aud bring Ella to bet
room, a she wished to ace how ahe ap
(To he continued.)
STRANGEST OF ALL FISH.
GnlB of the Deep that Angtles "or
th Kood It itevnnr-.
Most remnrkable of strange fishes Is
the angler fish, whose very uauie seems
a paradox. The Bahiug fish is never
theless s reality, and stern one to al)
that approach those awful Jaws of hia.
With a body the color of mud, he gen
erally lies In the shadow of some rock
on the bottom of the sea, waiting mo
tionless for the approach of bis prey.
He Is provided with an odd kind of fin
Just over the mouth, and this Is held
out in front of hint to give warning of
the coming of something to be swal
lowed. Oue taken alive was experi
mented on and It wus found that If
this projecting flu was touched with a
stick, even though the stick did not
come near the -mouth, the Jaws closed
convulsively. This shows that the Bit,
by some provision of nature, closes the
jaws as aoon as It Is touched.
The mouth Is tremendous, growing to
the width of a foot, while the whole
fish Is only three feet long. One of these
anglers was caught not long since and,
although It was only tweuty-flve inches
long, a fish fifteen Inches long was
found sticking In Its throat. The ang
ler Is provided with a peculiar set of
teeth, In double or treble rows aloug
the Jaws and at the eutrance of the
throat Some of these teeth are a foot
long. He Is not a pretty fish to look at,
but be attends strictly to business and
will swallow anything that touches his
warning fin, whether It lie meant for
food or not. Alt kinds of things have
beeu found In the utoninch of anglers,
from bits of lead and stone to fish al
most as large as'tlie angler Itself. This
Is -without doubt one of the most pe
culiar and Interesting fish In the whole
Clever Fnapmaker. "
Friend Why do you dump all tb
dirt Into your soap kettles.?
Sonp Manufacturer If folks don't
find the water dirty after washln' they
think the soap Is no jood.-Nw York
EVENTS OF THE DAY
FROM THE FOUR QUARTERS
OF THE WORLD.
A Comprehenilv Review of th impor'ant
Happenings of ins Past Week Prat led
In a Condensed rorm Which It Most
Uktiy to Prove of Interut to Our Many
A new RuMian loan of 424,000,000
franos is authorized.
Fir in suburb of Detroit, Mich.,
did 1800,000 damage.
General Dewet, the Boer leader,
has resumed operations.
Pennsylvania beat Annapolis in the
intercollegiate boat race.
National organization of machinists
has ordered a general strike.
Yale beat Harvard 67 to 47 in the
annual track and field contest.
The Porte has ordered all foreign
postofBces removed from Turkey.
The steamer Princess Louise wa
wrecked in British Columbia water.
An attempt was made to sell con
fidential documents in the Keely case.
Seattle men have bonded 1,000
acres near Willapa bay and will bore
Eaterhazy ha made an affidavit
that he was the author of the Dreyfus
Embezzlement charged against ex
School Land Clerk Davis, of Oregon,
may be outlawed.. '
Trouble between the managers of
the Buffalo exposition and union
workmen for a time threatened a com
plete tie-up of work, but the difficulty
has been settled.
A grip containing dynamite waa in
procesa of fumigation at Port Town
send, Wash., when owner told con
tents, causing a panic among the
Mrs. McKinley is ill, and has been
taken to San Farncisco for a rest.
Her illness, while not serious, may
cause curtailment of programme for
the remainder of president's tour.
Two lives were lost in a New York
The presidential party is now in
Eastern wool market shows no im
provement. Martinelli has received the red be
retta at Baltimore.
The steel trust will close down the
Everett nail works.
English coal miners have decided
not to strike at present.
Fire in Augusta, Ga., destroyed
$169,000 worth of cotton.
A fire in Seattle destroyed property
to the amount of 1200,000.
A naval war college is to be estab
lished for the naval officers.
The Industrial commission is in
vestigating rate discriminations.
The steamer Tantillion Castle,
wrecked near Cape Town, is a total
loss, . ,- - -
The contract plana for the cruiser
St. Louia have mysterioulsy disap
peared. Forest fires in Pennsylvania are
destroying immense quantities of val
Much disturbance continue among
the eduacated classes in Russia, and
the police are kept busy. ;
A woman of Baker City defended
herself successfully with a pitchfork
when attacked by a tramp. ,
Union Pacific has gained control of
the Northern Tacific and will prevent
the proposed Burlington deal.
The sultan of Turkey has gotten
himself in trouble with the ambassa
dors to Constantinople by interfering
with their mails. ,.
, The United States Weather Service
will be equipped at several points
with wireless telegraphy outfits, in
the hope of rendering aid to shipping.
Those Porto Kicans who have im
migrated from their native country
to Hawaii are well pleased with the
prospects and say they are doing bet
ter there than iu Porto Rico.
A new gun now nearing completion
at the Watervliet arsenal is expected
to throw a projectile weighing 2,370
poundes a distance of 21 miles. It
will be on exhibition at the coming
fair in Buffalo, N. Y.
News has just arrived of a $75,000
fire at Dawson.
The allies defeated the Chinese
west of Kalgan.
Secret societies at Nankin, China,
have joined the reformers.
A well of boiling hot water has
been discovered at Yale, Or.
China will ask powers to obtain for
her a loan to pay the indemnity. .
The Cuban constitutional conven
tion adopted the Piatt amendment.
It is said that 1,000 pounds of
poultry will cost less to raise than
1,000 pounds of beef, and will sell
for almost twice as much.
While finding that the' seed trade
of England, generally speaking, is
well conducted, tha departmental
committee appointed by the board of
agriculture recommends the estab
lishment of a central station tor the
purpose of testing seeds sent to it for
oliioial examination. .
Suburb f Detrlot the Sf Blaze Started
In Idl Mill.
Detroit, May 14. Fanned by a 35-miles-an-liour
wind, fire this after
no n swept the west bank of the
Kogtte river in Delray, a suburb to
the south of Detroit, for three quar
ters of a mile, and destroyed over
$800,000 worth of property.
The fire originated in the roof of a
sawmill. The plant has not been
running for several months, and the
roof was as dry as tinder. The build
ing was soon in anhes and the tire
swept across a block to where a dredge
was tied up.- Despite the efforts to
save her, this craft was burned to the
water's edge. Great embers were
picked up by the wind and dropped
in several directions, setting fire to
Delray has a small fire department,
which responded with three engines
and the fire boat Battle. Even the
greatest streams of the fireboat were
powerless to check the flames which
were rolling down the river bank for
hundreds of feet. When darkness fell
the glare from the burning poles il
luminated the sky for miles.. The
firemen worked on the fire almost all
night to keep it from spreading to
A TRICKY BANK TELLER.
til Scheme for Making Money Ud to Hi
' '' Arrest ' -'
New Orleans, May 14. Samuel
Flower, paying teller of the Hibernia
National bank, has been arrested here
charged with a shortage of $36,000.
The Fidelity fc Deposit Company, of
Baltimore, is on Flower's bond for
$25,000. It is alleged that Flower,
expecting an examination, sent tb an
other bank in this city a government
sealed package said to contain $40,000
and received in exchange for it $40,
000 gold clearing house certificates of
the denomination of $5,000 each.
His cash having been counted by the
National bank examiner the evening
before and found correct, it is alleged
he returned the clearing house certifi
cates to the bank from which he had
received them and received in return
his unbroken government package,
said to contain $40,000. This pack
age was received by the Hibernia
National Bank from the sub. treasury,
of this city, in March last, and con
tained $4,000 in $1 bills. It is al
leged that Flower had preserved . the
label from an old government package
that did contain $40,000 in denom
inations of $10 each, which he pasted
on the package, containing only
$4,000 in $1 bills, thereby making it
a $40,000 package to all appearances.
This package was opened and counted
after his departure from the bank.
PHILIPPINE POLICE FORCE.
Already Organized. Including Over Six Thott.
Washington, May 14 An exten
sive resume of the organization and
varied conditions of the Philippine
native police force is contained in a
statement made public by the divis
ion of insular affairs of the war de
partment. The reports recited that,
because of the poverty of the munici
palties, the Philippine commission
appropirated the sum of $150,000
to provide increased pay for the body,
and offered through General Mac
Arthur, further incentive in "the
way of increased compensation for
cases of meritorious and faithful serv
ice. Late reports received at the war
department indicate that an efficient
and loyal force of native police has
now been organized, with prospects of
farther extension and increased abili
ty. The total force now numbers 6,
349 officers and men, a great many of
whom are on the meritorious list and
receive addt iional pay. The body at
present is concentrated in Northern
Luzon principally, although the
Visayas, Mindanao, Jolo and South
ern Luzon have police forces' of con
siderable strength. In many of the
towns the men are fully uniformed.
KLONDIKERS IN LUCK.
Miner Ar Enfoying Greatest Harvest Hi flv
History of th District
Port Townsend, Wash., May 14.
Returning Dawson passengers on the
Victorian, which arrived from Skag
way report that the miners of the
Klondike are enjoying thb greatest
harvest in the history of the country,
owing to the abundance of the surfuct
water, which is being utilized in sluic
ing the dirt taken out during the
winter months, and the yield of yel
low metal will exceed the best expec
tations of the mine-owners.
The Victoria reports considerable
excitement in the north, caused by
the smallpox epidemic, and various
settlements are taking every precau
tion to check and wipe out the dis
ease. At Skagway a mass meeting
was held, the Indians were driven
out of the city, and a strong guard
was placed around the town to prevent
their return. Nearly all sections are
in quarantine. Every stranger arriv
ing is held up and inspected.
Northwut Postal Orders. ,
Washington, May 14. The post
office at Brinnin, Jefferson county,
Wash., has been moved one mile to
the south, without change ot post
master. The office at Kaufman, Fre
mont ennntv. Iilahn. hiis been moved
two miles north, without change oi
The Minnesota game warden is
hatching 100,000,000 wall eyed pike.
NEWS OF THE STATE
Items of interest from
all over oregon.
Commercial and Financial Happenings of Inv
porUnct A Brief Review of al tha
Growth and Improvcmeut of th Many
Induitrie Throughout Onr Thriving Com
monwtalth Latest Market Report
A hotel will be built at Enterprise
if citizens will give a bonus of $1,200.
Strong indications of natural oil
and gas have been found near Mil
ton. The receipts of the Oregon state
land office during April wera $23,
459.36. -.- - - .
The contract has been let for build
ing a school house at John Day. The
pric is $3,466.
Baker City wheelmen ' are having
trouble with miscreants who steathily
puncture their tires. -
The Southern Pacific is putting in a
1,900-foot siding at Rice Hill. Other
repairs are being made along the line
in that vicinity. .
Citizens of Enterprise have organ
ized an immigration board, and will
try to secure the co-operation of other
towns in the same county. .
All but eight or 10 men employed
at the Mineral City smelter have
been discharged and work has been
suspended for a time.
The stages between Canyon City
and Burns are now traveling on the
summer schedule, and the entire dis
tance of 70 wiles is covered in one
day instead of two as heretofore.
Six case of small pox are reported
Columbia county will be entirely
out of debt by September, 1901.
The bond on the Republic mine, on
Griffin creek, 'Jackson county, has
Dr. D. F.f Lane, of Salem, haa been
appointed county physician for
The Samuels creamery will be
moved from La Grande to Baker City
and the capacity doubled.
The horse show at Pendleton this
year eclipsed anything of the kind
ever given in that city before.
A new lumber company is to be
opened up at Huntington by the Kel
ley Lumber Co., of Weiser, Idaho. :
It is reported that a rich strike has
been made in the Roaring Gimlet
mine, situated not far from Gold Hill.
The Ashland mine is yielding more
ore now than ever before. The mill
is crushing about 25 tons of ore per
day. "'. ...
Reports from the Grand Rounde
valley indicate that the prospects for
this year' crop of sugar beets is better
than ever before.
.Mr. Wright, owner of the Big Foot
mine, Gold Hill section, haa started
a force of men at work on the Dougan
mine on Sams creek.
The state military board has decid
ed on plans for the coming O. N. G.
encampment. The Fourth regiment
and First Separate batallion will go
into camp, and the Third regiment
will engage in a practice drill.
Wheat Walla Walla, 5960c. ;
valley, nominal; bluestem, 61(62c.
Flour Best grades, $2.9083.40 per
barrel; graham, $2.60.
Oats White, $1.30 1.35 percental ;
grav, $1.251.30 per cental.
Barley Feed, $1717.25; brewing,
$17 17. 25 per ton.
Millstuffs Bran, $17 per ton; midd
lings, $21.50; shorts, $20.00; chop,
Hav Timothy, $12. 50 14; clover,
$79.50; Oregon wild hay, $67
per ton. v'
, Hops 1214c. per lb. ; 1899 crop,
Wool Vallcy,124;13c; Eastern
Oregon, 9gl2c; mohair, 20021c.
per pound.- . -
Butter Fancy creamery, 15
17 Me.; dairy, 12J14o. ; store, 10
12c. per pound.
Eggs Oregon ranch, 1414)o.
per dozen. .......
Cheese Full- cream, twins, 13
I3c; Young America, 13b'14c.
per pound. -
Poultry Chickens)mixed,$3. 50 ;4
hens, $44.50; dressed, ll12c. per
pound; springs, $3 5 per dozen;
ducks, $5 6; geese, $67; turkeys,
live, 1012c; dressed, 1315c. per
Potatoes Old, $11.25 per sack;
new, 2 2c. per pound.
Mutton Lambs 4?i5c. per
pound gross; best sheep, -wethers?
with wool. $4.254.50; dressed, 7 4c.
Hogs Gross, heavy, $5.756;
light, $4.755; dressed, 77c. per
Veal Large, 78o. per pound ;
small, 8o. per pound. .
Beef Gross, top steers, $55.25;
cows and heifers, $4.504.75; dressed
beef, 88io. per pound
It is reported that some of the
Staten Island ferry boats are more
than 40 years old.
Count de Maquillu, the last surviv-
n nl VinM Pltai-laa V" 'fl no mifl dlwl
' recently at Nantes, aged 88 years. .
The United States navy department
will exhiibt at Buffalo an 8x20 foot
map of the world, on which will be
placed 307 miniature lead models .vji
resenting the war Beets of all nations
and their locations from duy t ib,.