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Conrallla and Wap- Mori. d. "id Sat, Landing. and Prl. Wlllamaila and Yam- 1&ff.,. m M,m,PVVd. and Oat. Omm Clltp. riavton, ,a rrl. . and Way-Uiidltiaa. I.t, Rlnarta 7anaha Rtar, hT.Uw'loa :. m. daily al dally I Rlparla tn I.ewl.ton, JJgiiHi, A. L. CRAIG, Qeneral Pamnfjer Agt., Portland, Oak. Steamer JOSEPH KELLOGG Lfarai Portland on Tfda, Thiintiloy and Sat urday at 7 a. m. lor Vff, Kalamt, Camir$ Point, Rainitr AArf Kl9, ... Arrlvlna at Portland Monday, Wod Bmday and Friday al X . l. rt toot of Salaioii SL H. HOLM AN. Agonl- I ' -- 11 'MMMMMMMB CIIAPTKH XVII For mora than an hour them bad bwu Ullirok.'8 allini. in th (Unify old law aftlpa of Mr, Worthlnglon, whrn Henry l.hi.'olii au'I William Bfrnlor atlll re innlowL th on aa a prartMnf lawyer ana Junior iartnrr of tha Brm, and the Olhfr aa a atud.nt atlll, for ha had not y't dirril to offrr hliinwlf for mln tln. Bltidp waa aomothlng which Henry t-aMliMtlarly dlaltkod; anil aa hU mother had Irulu.vl hint with the ldr-a that labor for blm waa wholly unm-ceaaary, ha had nr tteatowed a thought on tha future, op made an etertlun of any kind. Now, howerer, a different "Iium of affaira waa appearing, ill futhor'a fortune waa threalMiod with ruin; and be aat In the offli e with lil hei-la upon the window aill, debating: the all Impnrtant qtteatlon whether It wore better ti marry Klla t,aniii(eii for (In, money which would aave him from norrty, or to rouae him awlf to art Inn for the aake of Mary How anl, whom be n-ally funilud ha lured. 1 Frequently alnre the party had he met her, eaih time becoming more and more convinced of her auuerlorlty over the oth er young ladlea of her acquaintance. He waa undoubtedly greatly alated In thle de-ilott by the maimer with wbli-h be waa reeelved by the fashlouablea of Boa ton ; but, aalde from that, aa far aa be waa capable of doing ao, he liked her, and waa now making np hla mind wheth er to tell her ao or not. At laat breaking the alienee, he exclaim ed: "Hang me, If I don't believe ehe'a be witched me, or elae I n in lore, llcndor, bnw doea a chap feel when be'a in lore?" "Very foolUh, judging from youraelf," returned William, and Henry replied: "1 hnpe you mean nothing peraonal, for I iu bound to avenge my honor, and 'twould be a deuced acrana for you aVl me to tight about 'your alater,' aa yon call ber, for 'lis ahe who baa inaplred me, or made a fool of me, one or I be other." "Vou've chanced your mind, haven't youf aaked William, a little earcaatiral ly. "Hanged if I haver' enlit Henry. "I waa totervKted In her year, ago, when alia wa the uglleat little rlxen a man ever looked upon, and that'a why I teaeed her ao I dun t believe ahe a handaoiue now, but ahe'a aomething, and that eontv thing baa rained tha miachlef with me. Come, ltender, yon are better acquainted with her than I am, ao tell ma boneatty If yon think I'd better marry her." With a haughty frown William replied: "You have my permlaaloa, air, to propone aa aoon aa yon pleaae. -1 rather wlah you would;" then taking bia hat he left the orOce, while Henry continued hla aolllo qny aa followa: "I wonder what the old folka would aap to a pennlleaa bride. Wouldn't moth er and ltMe rale a row? I'd aoon quiet the old woman, though, by threatening to tell that ahe waa once a factory girl. But If dad amaahea np I'll hare to work, for I haven't bralna enough to earn my living by wit. I gueaa on the whole I'll go and rail on Klla: ahe'a bandaome, and bealdea that haa tha rhino, loo; but how ehallow!" tnd the young man broke the blade of nia knife a he atuck It Into the hardwood table by way of empbaaiamg hla laat word a. Ella chanced to be out, and aa Henry waa returning he overtook Ida Hidden and Mary Howard, who were taking tbelr amtatoracd walk. Since her conver aatlon with William A weight aeemed lifted from Mary'a apirita, and ahe now waa happier far than ahe eref remem bered of having been before, Mary could not find It In her heart to be nn- courteoua to Henry, and her manner to ward him that morning waa so kind and affable that It completely npaet him: and when he Darted with her at Mr. Seldetr'e gate hla mind waa quits mads up to offer ber his Heart ana nana. "I shall bars to work," thought be, "but for her aak I'll do anything." An boar later ha aat down and wrote to Mary on paper what he ;uld not tell her face to face. Had there been lingering doubt of her acceptance, he would undoubtedly have wasted at leaat dosen abeeta of the tiny gilt-edged ps r. hut aa it waa one would sudlce, for ahe would not scrutinise his haudwrltlng he wonld not count the biota, or mark the omission of punctuating pauses. An anient declaration of lore waa written, sealed and directed. Iteatlesa and unquiet, be aat down to mmt hla anawer. It cams at last hia rejection, yet couched in language ao kind and conciliatory that he could not feel angry. Twice three times he read It over, hoping to Bad some intimation that possibly she might relent; but no, it was firm and deemed, anil wuue nr ni.i him for the honor he conferred upon her, she respectfully declined Accepting it, as suring him that nis secret suumu iw ryi Inviolate. " "There's some comfort in mat, ,hm,!,t he. "for I wouldn't Ilka to hara It known that I hare been refused by a poor, unknown girl," and then, as the con viction came over him that ahe wonld never be hla, ha laid hia head upon the table and wept such tears as a apoilt .1.11,1 mlu-hr ween when refused A toy too costly and delicats to be trusted in tta rude grasp. v . Era king there was a knock at the door and haatlly wiping away all traces of his emotion, Henry admitted his raw er who bsd corns to talk of their future prospects, Wliicn were even he bad feared. But he did not reproach bla wayward aon, nor hint that hla reek leaa extravagance had hastened the ca lamity which otherwise might have been .voided. Calmly he stated the extent to which they were Involved, adding that though an entire fsllure might be pre vented A short time. It would coma at Z; and that an honorable payment of his debts would leave them I beggars. "For myself I do not ,aldJ wretched man, pressing hard hi. aching templea. where th. gray hair, had thick within a few "01rt,V!k,mT .e Btyself I do not care, but for my wife ?nd chlldren-for Rose, and that she mH.t mlsa her accustomed comforts, is th keenest pang of ail. 1 BY MARY J. HOLMES j All this time Henry bad not spoken, but thought wss busily at work. He could not bestir himself; be had no energy for that now; but he could marry Klla Camp bell, whose wealth would keep him in the position he now occupied, besides supplying many of Itose's wanta. Cursing the fate which had reduced him to such an extremity, toward tha dusk of evening Henry started for Mrs. Campbell's. Lights were burning In tha parlor, and aa ths curtains were ilrswn back be could see through the partially opened shutter that Ella waa alone. Ke cliniug in a large aota chair, she aat, leaning upon her elbow, the soft curls of ber brown hair falling orer her white arm, which the full blue csshmera sleeve exposed to view. 8hs seemed deeply engaged in thought, and never before bad she looked so lovely to Henry, who aa he gaxed npon her felt a glow of pride in thinking that fair young girl could he bis for the asking. . "And so my little pet Is alone," said be, coming forward, and raising to his lips ths dnlnty fingers which Ella extend ed toward bim. "I hope the old aunty la out," ha continued, "for I want to sea yon on special business." Ella noticed bow excited be appeared, and always on the alert for aomething when be waa with her, ahe began to tremble, and without knowing what ahe said asked him "what he wanted of her?" "Zonndsl" tbonght Henry, "she meet me mora than half way," and then, leat hia resolution should fall, be reseated ber In the chsir she bsd left, and drawing an ottoman to her aide baatily told her of bla love, ending bla declaration by aaylng that from the first time be aaw her he had determined that ahe should be his wifel And Ells, wholly deceived, allow ed ber head to droop upon hla ahoulder, while she whispered to him her anawer. Thua they ware betrothed Henry Lin coin and Ella Campbell. "Clad am I to be out of that atmos phere," thought the newly engaged young man, as he reached the open air, and be gan to breathe more freely. "Goodness me, won't I lead a glorious life? Now, If she'd only hung back a little but no, ahe aald yea, before I fairly got the words out; but money eovereth a multitude of siua I beg your pardon, msn'aru," aald he quickly, aa he became conscious of having rudely Jostled A young lady, who was turning the corner. Looking up, be met Mary Howard's large dark eyes fixed rsther luqnirlngly upon him. 8he waa accompanied by one of Mr. Selden'a servants, and ha felt sure shs waa going to visit her sister. Of course, Ella would tell ber all, and what must Mary think of one who could ao aoon repeat his vows of love to another? In all the world there was not an indi vidual for whose good opinion Henry Lin coln cared one-half so much as for Mary Howard's; and the thought that he should now surely lose it maddened him. The resolution of the mornlug was for gotten, and that night A fond father watched and wept over his Inebriate aon. ' ' .','.'' CHAPTER XVIII. "."",. From one of the luxuriously furnished chambers of her father'a elegant mansion Jenny Lincoln looked mournfully out up on the thick, angry clouda which, the live long day, bad obscured the winter sky. Dreamily for A while ahe listened to the tatter of the rain aa it. fell upon the de serted pavement below, and then, with a lung, deep sigh, she turned away and wept. Poor Jenny! the day waa rainy and dark and dreary, but darker far were the ahadowa stealing over her pathway. Turn which way she would there was not one ray of sunshine which even her buoy ant apirita could gather from the sur rounding gloom. Her only sister was slowly but surely dying, and when Jenny thought of this she felt that if ltose could only live she'd try and bear the rest: try to forget how much she loved William Bender, who that morning had honorably and manfully asked her of her parents, and been spurned with contempt not by her father, for could he have followed the dlctatea of hla better Judgment he would willingly have given hia daughter to the rsre of one who he knew would carefully shield her from the storms of life. It was not he. but the cold, proud mother, who so haughtily refused Wil liam's request, accusing hiiu of taking underhand means to win her daughter's affections. "I had rather see you dead!" said the stony-hearted woman, when Jenny knelt at her feet and pleaded for her to take back the words she hud spoken. "I hud rather see yon dead than married to such aa he. I mean what I hare said, and you will never be his." ; Jenny knejy. William too well to think he would ever sanction an act of diaohe h,v mother, ami her heart grew faint and her eyes grew dim with tears. aa she thought of conquering tne tove which had grown with her growth and strengthened with her atrength. , There wa another reason, too, why Jenny ahould weep aa she sat alone in her room. u.. father ann had heard of all thitt was to happen. The luxurlea to which all her life ahe had been accustoinea were k. kaM no Innver. The nleasnnt conn- try bouse in Chicopce, dearer far than her city home, must d aom, sua no where in the wide world was there a placa for them to rest Mr. Lincoln entered his daughter's room, and bending affectionately over her pillow said, "How Is my darling to-day?" "Better, better almost well," returned Rose, raising herself In bed to prove what she had said. "I ahall be out in a few days, and then you'll buy me one of those elegant plaid ailka, won't yon? All the girla are wearing them, and I haven't bad A new dresa this winter, and here 'tis almost March." nv.1 h tha father longed to tell hla .kiM that hor next dress would be a shroud. But he could not- He wa too much A man of the world to pea 10 ner of death; so without anawerlng her que. . L. ..Irf. "H.iae. do vou think you are abut to ba moved Into the country?" 'What, to Chleopecir tnat nor.i, uuu ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, place? t thought we wet- not going therM thia aummer?" "No, not to Chlcopea, but to yonr grand ma Howland' In Glenwood. The physi cian thinks yon will be more quiet there, and the pure air will do yon good." Rose looked earnestly in her father's face to see If he meant what be said, and then replied: "I'd rather go anywhere In ths world than to tllvnwood, You've no Idea how I bate to atay there. Grandma la o queer and the things In the bouse so fassy and countryfied and cooks by fireplace, and washes In a tin basin, and wipes on a crash towel that hang on a roller!" . Mr. Lincoln could hardly repreaa a smile at Itose's reasoning, but perceiving that he must be decided, be said: "We think It best for you to go, and shall ac cordingly make arrangement to take you In the course of a week or two. Your mother will stay with you, and Jenny, too, will be there a part of tha time;" then, not wishing to witness the effect of bis words, he hastily left ths room, paus ing la ths hsll to wipe away ths tears which involuntarily came to hia eyes a be overheard Rose angrily wonder why aha should be turned oat of door when she wasn't sble to sit op!" ' "I never can bear the scent of those great tallow candlea, never," aald ahe; "and then to think of the coarse sheets and patchwork bedqullts oh. It's dread- full" Jenny' heart, too, waa well-nigh burst ing, but she forced down her own sor row, while she strove to comfort her sis ter, telling ber how strong and well tha bracing air of tbe country would make her, and how refreshing, when het fever was on, would be the clear, cold water which gushed from the spring near the thornapple tree, where In childhood they so oft had played. Then she spoke of th miniature waterfall, which not far from her grandmother' door made "fairy-like music" sll the day long, and at last, as If soothed by tbe sound of that far-off water. Rose forgot her trouble, and sank into A sweet, refreshing slum ber. la g few days preparation were com menced for moving Rose to Glenwood, and In the excitement of getting ready ah In measure forgot th tallow can dles and patchwork bedquilt the thoughta of which had so much shocked her at first . "Put in my embroidered merino morn ing gown," said she to Jenny, who waa packing her trunk, "and the blue cash mere one faced with white satin; and don't forget my best cambric skirt, the one with so much work on it for when George Moreland comes to Glenwood I shall want to look Aa well a possible; and then, too, I liCe to see the country folks open their mouths and stare at city fashions." "What make yon thluk George will come to Glenwood?" asked Jenny. "I know, and that'a enough," answered Rose; "and now, before you forget It, put In my leghorn hat, for If I stay long 1 shall wsnt It; and see how nicely yon can fold the dresa I wore at Mrs. Rus sell's party!" "Why, Rose, what can yon possibly wsnt of that?" aaked Jenny, and Rose re plied: . v "Oh, I want to show It to grandma, uat to hear her groan over our extrava gance, and predict that we'll yet come to ruin!" Jenny thought that if Rose could have seen her father that morning when the bill for the dress and its costly trim mings wss presented she would bar wished It removed forever from her sight Early In ths winter Mr. Lincoln had seen that all auch matter were settled, and of thia bill, more recently made, he knew nothing. "I can't pay it now," said he promptly to the boy who brought It "Tell Mr. Holton I will see him in a day or two." Th boy took the paper with an inso lent grin, for he had heard the fast cir culating rumor "that one of the big buga waa about to smash np;" and now, eager to confirm the report, be ran swiftly back to hia employer, who muttered, "Just aa I expected. I'll draw on him for what I lent him, and that'll tell the story. My daughter can't afford to wear auch things, snd I'm not going to furnish money for his." Of all thia Rose did not dream, for in her estimation there waa no end to her father'a wealth, and the possibility of bis tailing had never entered her mind. . (To be continued.) Funtehment Postponed, Fafner (sternly) Now, sir, com with me. I'll teach you to tell the truth, and '- ' V ' Willie Pa, do you always tell the truth? Father I do. Willie Well, pa, the other day you aid "the child I father to the man." Suppose you band that strap over to your father, now. Philadelphia North American. ' A Seme of t-'ecorltr. "Doesn't It worry you to have your husband spend so much time In the cor tier store talking politic?". "No," said the woman with the weary look lu her eye. "I know that when he I talking politics, he Isn't letting anybody sell hint bad mining stocks or gold bricks, or green goods. It keep his mind occupied, and perhaps It la better so." Washington Star. Worels of Awfnl Import "What would you do If you was to git convicted of a penitentiary of fense?" asked PwddUig Pete. ' "I'd never serve me term," answered Meandering Mike. , "Maybe you'd have to." "No. Do law would lose Its grip on me right dere. As soon as I heard de Judge ay 'Imprisonment wit' hard la bor' I'd drop dead." Washington Star. No Lack of Mascot. "No," candidly admitted Noah, "the ark Is not exactly a Herresholt fin-keel, I didn't know anything about alumin um when I planked her top aides, and ber canvas la not cross-cut, nor does be carry a spinnaker. J , J "But," he added, complacently, "we are right in It when It cornea to maa cots!" Brooklyn Eagle. ; Otherwise with the Poor '"I feel sorry for the rich.' Why?" "When a rich man gets a counterfeit quarter be can't remember where he got hla dollar bill broken." Chicago Record. ' i:- '. JULY 19, 1901. CVCHT5 OF THE DAT - i .ii - ut j. From Ail'Parb of the New World nd the Old. Or INTEREST TO OUR MANY READERS Comprthciutv Rsvkw ef th Important ltB pnirii ef th Put Week la a - Condensed form. :.: The ateel worker' strike is now on. Two attempts were made to burn Aberdeen, Wash. Santos-Dument'a airship tiial at Pari was not successful. The Perry monument waa unveiled at Kurihama, Japan. ' The fall of the Bastile was cele brated throughout France. Lamnnt i slated to succeed Mellen as president of the Northern Pacific. Tbe excess of export over import last year was the greatest in our his tory. . A general strike haa been ordered in sheet steel, steel hoop and tin plat mills. - There is no prospect of immediate relief from the drought in the middle west.-..; .- :'' Kitchener may be succeeded in South Africa by General Sir Bindon Blood. Attempt to shoot a judge ia the cli max of fishermen-'a strike on Fraser river, B. C. ' ; "": ; Washington bicycle tax law de clared illegal - by Superior Judge Mil ler, at Vancouver. Btoyn, ex-president of the Free State, narrowly escaped capture by Broadwood's brigade. Thirteen Polish students are on trial at Posen, charged with belong ing to revolutinary societies. The Congregational church at For est Grove, Or,, which waa built in 1858, was burned. t Incendiarism is suspected. , A proclamation withdrawing about 500,000 acres from Olympic reserve, Washington, haa been sent to Presi dent McKinley. Turkey pays the American claims ol rJa.UOU BegiBteirng for Oklahoma lands haa begun. Ohio Democrats have nominated James Kilbourne for governor. The salmon combine will be incor porated in New Jersey with 132,000, 000 capital. Fraser river, B. (Hi, fishermen say they will fight before they will givs in to the Japanese. The government has ohartered the steamship Palatinia to load at Port- arid for the f hilippmes. Sixteen persons are dead and 30 injured aa a 'result of a collision on the Chicago & Alton near Kansas City. ' Treasurer Hollander, of Porto Rico, haa resigned. There is an increased demand for Oregon cherries. Cubans are ready for the adoption of constitution. Chinese court still shows great honor for dead Boxers. , Prince Christian, of Denmark, is coming to the United States. A crazy man in Denver killed a woman acd fatally stabbed a little girl. A Chinamna was lynched in a Cali fornia lumber camp for assaulting woman. There is a shortage of $255,267 in the funds of the endowment rank, K. of P. y; American astronomers secured the best photographs of the eclipse in May last at Sumatra. Conferences are being held by t the officers of the steel workers 'union and the employers to settle the big strike, 1 A pleasure U'.unch containing nine persons was swamped near Santa Barbara, Cul., and all on board lost. Frederick White, son of United States ambassador to Germany, com mitted suicide on account of ill health. . "f - ' Two lady tourists in the Yellow stone Naitonal Park fell into the boil ing mud "paint pots" and are badly scalded. A passenger train ran into a freight on the Lake Shore road and killed the postal clerk and engineer and injured many passengers. The condition of the national banks is declared to be ' exceptionally good. Their resources are said to be greater than ever before. Japanese fishermen on the Fraser river have the best of the struggle be tween themselves and the striking union fishermen. It it reported in England that the Boer forces are in a very bad plight, and would lay down their arms if the men were allowed to know the real truth of the situation. The Minnesota state building at the Pan-American grounds has been dedi cated." Annie Dobbie, a young singer of great promise in New York, is being trained at the expense of Andrew Carnegie. . Chicago, ' Milwaukee A St. Paul railroa otlicials approve the pension and sick benefit system for their em ployes, to become effective in September, BUTTE HOTEL FIRE. Laadtag, Hostelry Buraad fireman Were Ua. able U UcaU fir. Butte, Mont., July 16. At 2:40 this morning a still alarm was turned in from the Butte Hotela four-etory structure on Broadway. When the firemen reached the scene the build ing was enveloped in smoke, which appeared to pour from every open window. . The firemen were unable to locate the fire for 30 minutes, and the greatest confusion prevailed. A number of guests on the lower floors succeeded in groping their way down stairs in the smoke, escaping with nothing but their night clothes. Scores of others were rescued from the upper windows, where the panic stricken guests shrieked for succor and threatened to jump to the side walk below. At I o'clock the fire was completely under control and the hotel manage ment state that, to the best of their knowledge, all the guests and help have been accounted for. There were five injured. The loss will amount to 125,000. COVERING UP WAR MARKS. staking the ChincM Emperor's Entry Into Pckia Pltasaat. ;' Pekin, July 16. The Chinese offi sialg are making elaborate prepara tions lor the emperor' entry into Pekin, All evidence of the destruc tion , wrought by the war along the streets to be traveled by the emperor will be temporarily disguised. Great pagodas will be erected. The Chen Men gate, which was nearly demol ished by the bombardment, will be repaired with wood and plaster, painted to resemble stones, and the damage to the walls and outer build ings will be similarly masked. Li Hung Chang has deferred the withdrawal of the foreign troops from tha- temples and palaces not later than August 15. The ministers of the powers have acquiesced and have notified the various commanders of their decision. The Americans and British will probably camp near the summer residences of the lega tions in the western bills until their barracks are completed. , Guards of honor of Americans, Germans, Italians and Japanese escort ed General Gaselee, the British com mander, to the railway station on his departure. . The members of the United States legation awaited him at the station, together with repre sentatives of all the other legations, except the Russians. ; $300,000 IN KLONDIKE GOLD. About OruvThlrd ef Traatw Was Brought Out by Few Women. Seattle, Wash., July 16. The steamship Humboldt arrived this morning from Skagway with 40 pas sengers and $300,000 in Klondike gold. J The treasure was distributed between a dozen passengers from Daw son and varied in sums from $1,00( to $62,000. These people left the in terior subsequent to July 4, and bring news that three of the river steamers are partly wrecked on the river be tween Dawson and 'White Horse. The Humboldt left Skagway July . A strange feature concerning the personnel of the Humboldt's Dawson passengers is the fact that four women possess about one-t hird of the treasure which came out on the steamer. Purser Shoup reports that consid erable gold bos been started down tbe river from Dawson and will come out via St. Michael and the ocean route. Several . large consignmnets left Dawson after July 1, but the exact amount is not known. It will be brought down on the Roanoke and several of the other ocean steamers from Nome.:-; BOAT BLEW UP. Tw Boys Killed and a Ooua Other Person, Inhntd. . Sunburv, Pa., July 16. An excur sion boat anchored in the Susque hanna river at the . foot of Market street, this city, blew up with terriffic force today, killing two boys and in juring a dozen other persons, two fatally. One man is missing and may have been killed. All the boys killed and injured were fishing on a near-by wharf when the explosion occurred. ;' The engineer was absent at the time, leaving the boat in charge of the pilot. When he left there eras a pressure of 60 pounds in the boiier, and he says he opened the firebox door. No cause is given for the explosion. Ran Into a Meat .Train, Kansas City, July 16. South, bound passenger train No. 1, on the Kansas City. Northern Connecting Railroad, due here at 5:40 P. M., collided with an extra Rock Island meat train at the Bock Island cross ing, one mile north of Weatherby, Mo., at 3:15 this afternoon. One man was killed and four others se verely injured. - . 1 Stcamsr Wcnatchtt Burned. Wenatohee, Wash., July 16. Yes terday morning about 2 o'clock the steamer Wenatohee, of the Bailey fc O'Conner line, which had been taken out of the water for repairs, took fire and was totally destroyed, i A watch man sleeping on the lower dock barely escaped with his life. All the effects on the boat went up in smoke. Loss, $4,500; insurance, $3,500. NO. 31. OWIlKliEtfS Items of Interest From Ail Parts of the State. COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL HAPPENINGS A Brief Review iA the Orowth and Improve ments of tht Many Industries Through. out Our Thriving Commoftwealth. Mount Angel college is developing model dairy. A 15 pound nugget was picked up last week in Spanish gulch, Malheur county. The Climax mine in Grant county is showing a large body of ore running $11 to $28 to the ton. C. J. Flumarth, of Ashland, sold $160 worth of strawberries this season from a patch 100x100. W. N. White, an English apple dealer has been looking over the Southern Oregon orchards. Twelve thousand crates of strawber ries were shipped from . Milton this season mostly to the mining districts. Tbe government rages in the Green horn mountains are reported badly overstocked with outside sheep from Morrow and adjoining counties. Many farmers in Nebraska, Kansas, etc., are writing for locations in the Willamette valley and Eastern Ore gon. They want to get away from the bugs, grasshoppers and hot winds. The $1,000 appropriated by the lost state legislature for the improve ment of the mineral springs at Soda ville is now being expended in num eorus much needed improvements. The First Southern Oregon District Agricultural Society will hold a fair at Ashland, September 13-22. There will be no racing, but prizes will be given for baseball and band contests. Game is said to be disapearing rap idly in Malheur county, on account of increased numbers of stock which take all the grazing. The mountain sheep has been extinct there since 1884..';. ,; Brome grass is being extensively used on the Eastern Oregon ranges to replace ttie rapidly disappearing bunch grass. It seems to flourish on hard dry soils with minimum of moisture. , Through the efforts of Mr. Edwin Stone, manager of the C. fc E. rail road companvy, 10,000 young eastern brook trout will be shipped to Albany within a few days, to be planted in the tributaries of the Santiam. Salmon are scarce this year in the rivers of WrWA county. Indications are good for a record breaking prune crop in Benton county. A sheep herder of Clark's creek killed an eight foot cougar with a 22 caliber rifle. The Roaring Gimlet placer mine, near Gold Hill, frequently takes out $50 to the pan. Many good prospects are being de veloped in the Calupooia side of the Blue river district. Ten car loads of horses were recent ly shipped from Elgin, Union county, to the Kansas City market. Some fine asphalt croppings have been found on Lost Creek in Crook county. Hopes of oil are also enter tained. Portland Market. Wheat Walla Walla, export value, 57o per bushel; bluestem, 58jc; valley, nominal. Flour best grades, $2. 90 3. 40 per barrel; graham, $2.60. Oats White, $1.32)(31.35; gray, $1.30 1.32J per cental. Barley Feed, $171T.50; brewing, $1717.50 per ton. Millstuffa Bran, $17 per ton; mid dlings, $21.50; shorts, $20; chop, $16. Hay Timothy, $12.50(314; clover, $79.50; Oregon wild hay, $67 per ton. Butter Fancy creamery, 15 17 gc ; dairy, 13 14c; Btore, 1012o per pound. ''''' Eggs 17 17 o per dozen. Cheese Full cream, twins, 12(9 12d'c; Young America, 1313)o per pound. Poultry Chickens, mixed, $2.75 3.50; hens, $3.254.00; dressed, 9& 10c per pound; springs, $2.00(34.00 per dozen ; ducks, $3 for old; $2.50 3.00 for young; geese, $4 per dozen ; turkeys, live, 8(3 10c; dressed, 10 12 io per pound. Mutton Lambs, . Zo, gross; dressed, 67c per pound; sheep, $3.25, gross ; dressed, 66o per lb. Hogs Gross, heavy, $5.756; light, $4.755; dressed, 6i7o per pound. Veal Small, 78c; large, 7o per pound. , Beef Gross top steers, $4.00(34.25; cows and heifers, $3. 25 3. 50; dressed beef, 6)7io per pound. Hops 12 14o per pound. Wool Valley, ll13o; Eastern Oregon, 8 12o; mohair, 2021o per pound. Potatoes $1.25 per sack; new potatoes, yiia per pound. The town of Natick, Mass., on July 4th celebrated the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the founding of that place. Oklahoma fruit growers have begun the annual shipment of peaches to the northern Tnarkets. : The crop is estimated at 750,000,000 bushels. The circulation per capita in the United - Statea is now the largest in the country's history, amounting to $23.13. One year ago it was $2(5.71.