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The Oroviile Weekly Gazette
SIXTH VICAR. NO. 16 CIIOK I TI'MiSTKN OKI: There was shipped from this place. Tuesday, for exhibition at the Spokane Interstate fair a large .quantity tung sten ore, the like of which has never been produced by any property in this state containing a like character of mineral, and it is doubtful if it could be surpassed in quality by any tung sten producing mine in the country. The shipment was not in the nature of small cabinet specimens niggardly shot through with this rare mineral, but large and weighty chunks of ore in which mineral far predominated .over the quartz in which it is deposited. It is a display that will no doubt draw the attention of mining men at the fair, and will be an attraction in that de partment, which is always large and varsed in character, representing the mineral products of the country ad jacent to and in a large measure trib utary to Spokane. The tungsten ore of which this men tion is made comes from a group of claims known as the Cathedral I’eak group, located and owned by Herbert Curtis, a young man of considerable experience as a prospector and miner. The claims are situated at a consider able altitude some lit) miles northwest of Loomis, near Cathedral peak, a prominent land mark in that moun tainous stretch of country. It is near the headwaters of llie east fork of Ash nola creek, and not a great distance from the Siruilkameen valley and the railroad. .Mr. Curtis located the claims several years ago, and has done much prospecting and development work uopn them. The deposit, which seems to be quite extensive, lias been opened up in a number of places. Tunnels have been run in on the ledges 4b, (10 and 200 feet, and the ore is present in all the workings. This summer lie stripped off the ledge at a point where the work of investigation has not been heretofore carried on, uncovering the ore body for 100 feet, where it is ex posed in almost a solid mass. There is a Urge quantity of ore on the dumps, ud tons of flout, the accumulation of ages, scattered over the hill side. Ex perts, familiar with the nature of that mineral, who have examined the de posit declare it to be one of the largest and most important discoveries of tung sten that has so far been made in the county, and from the evidence in sight one of the most valuable. A? authority on minerals states tha the principal ores of the tungsten vari- ety are wolframite, hubuerite and •cheelite, and it may be said here that the ore in question is of the wolframite variety, the most important and valu able of the three mentioned as consti tuting tungsten. The ore enters larg ly into the manufacturing of steel, and is used for toughning friction steel, armor plate and projectiles. It is also being extensively used in the making of electric lights and apparatus, :ind the demand is growing more rapidly than the supply, making it one of the most valuable ores now produced. It it safe to predict that at no distant day the claims now owned by Mr. Curtis will be woi'ked to a great prolit, as there is a ready market for all the tungsten ore that can be produced, and evidently in this case no end to the ore produceable. HAKHONIOtiS SESSION. There was a meeting of the new re publican county central committee in Oroville Tuesday. The representation was not great, but there was a sulli cient number of members present to gather together, and it proved to be one of the most harmonious meetings of the kind ever held in this or any other county. There was no line split ting of hairs over differences of opin ion. Insurgents and regulars were as neatly mixed as the purest blend, and not a shade of friction ruffled the calm ness of the assembly. It was taken for granted that all present were republi cans, and there was no disposition to stir up the animals. It was an exhi bition of a political millennium where the lion and the lamb sported together without a disposition on the part of the lion to absorb the lamb. It was a beau tiful example of unity, and means trouble ahead for the common enemy. A. M. Storch was chosen chairman. H- K. Marble secretary, and Kred. .1. Fine state committeeman. - -—«•»- SALE OK A I. ANO MARK. K. N. Grubb lias purchased the T. McDonald residence property, in cluding the building and three of the choicest lots in the northwestern part of the town, the object being to erect > commodious and modern home at some future time. The residence now On the lots is a substantial and roomy log building, and the oldest house on the present town site north of the old town of Oro. It was built soiue fifteen years ago by the late .1. T. McDonold, who tiled the office of deputy customs collector at this point for a number of years. When Mr. McDonald Look up *f ,L land as :l homestead there was Ht ‘‘ ° r f n °. ValUe 10 ‘ ,eal estate »n this 1 lof the co “nty, but as in his otlicial capacity he was compelled to reside in ns then isolated region ho decided that it would be no additional burden to us official duties to secure a chunk of land. The building of the railroad put a high value on the property, and although Mr. McDonald did not live to enjoy the benefits of the raise, the homestead became a fortunate invest ment for the surviving members of the family. In early days days many of the old timers enjoyed the hospitality of the McDonald home, and both big hearted J. T. and his estimable wife, who followed him to the grave a few years ago, will forever be kindly re membered by those who were during their life time sheltered and enter tained under their roof. - HKKI) THE HELL Ihe town authorities have inaugu rated a new departure in providing for the ringing of a curfew bell. Every night, at 9 o'clock, the deep notes of the Presbyterian church bell tolls out warning to lads and lasses of immature years to vacate the streets, and head for home. It is a commendable cus tom that has not been carried into force before because of a poverty here tofore existing of far sounding bells within reachable distance of the center of the town. Now that the practice is in operation it is hoped that the mar shal will strictly enforce the order. There is nothing' so demoralizing to the young as street loafing at any time, and especially after night. They can learn more cussedness, in all its rami fications, in the glare of the electric light, or under the cover of darkness, than can be eradicated by years of preaching and parental authority. Haunting the streets when they should be at home is a habit easy for children to fall into, and as parents are careless in restraining their offsprings in their comings and goings it devolves upon the constituted authorities to throw some safeguard around the generation growing up. May curfew never fail to ring tonight from this time forward. «•*- COIN TV COM .M Ix.MO.N Mis’ I’KUCKKIi -1 N OS Conconully, Wash., Sept. 12, 1910.- Pursuant to adjournment, commission ers met in special session. There were present Chairman R. L. Wright, Com missioners A. C. Gillespie and U. L. Picken, and J. 1). Hubbard, clerk. Slate of Washington, County ol * 'kan ogau SS. Order; Whereas, Petition ol Omak Townsite company, a corpora tion organized under the laws ol the stale ol Washingtan, has been received and tiled with the board of county com missioners of Okanogan county, slate of Washington, asking that said peti tioner be granted a franchise to locale, lay down, maintain and operate in and upon the roads, streets, highways and alleys of Okanogan countyi Washing ton, located in sections 25. 2<i, 27, 54 and 55, in township 51 north, of range 2b east, of the Willamette meridian, and section 2, in township 55 north, of range 2b east,, of the Willamette meri dian, a water system fur the purpose of furnishing water, in pipes atid con duits. to all tracts or tracts within said sections for a period of twenty-live years; now, therefore, it is hereby or dered that the matter of said petition be brought 0 n for hearing before the said board 0 f county commissioners at |0 o’clock in the forenoon of October 13th, 1910, at the usual place of meet ing cf said board at the court house at Conconully, Washington, and that the auditor of Okanogan county give due notice of said hearing, as required by law, and that the expense of said no tice and hearing be borne by said Omak Townsite company, petitioner. Hy order of the board of county com missioners in and for the county of Okanogan, slate of Washington, It- L. Wright, Chairman. Paled at < oncon ully. Wash., Sept. 22, A. I>. 1910. The following hills allowed: S II Shaw, labor on road ns supervisor, and teams * " m 75 G 1 Slmw. labor on road -j It’ James I. Swan *' ] 1 oil I S Herd " ... n.) holds Wall " JJS w t wall - r Ittlwln Wall “ j, ( " K| n L Brown “ , , II W Hell, material for rock l»u • •' s After due consideration of all bids submitted, the Wm. Oliver Mridge companv of Sokane is hereby awarded the contract to build a bridge across the Methow river, near the tow n of \ldhow. Wash., as per contract on Hie in the county auditor s office, for sum It. L. WRIGHT, Chairman of the Board of County Com missioners of Okanogan County, Washington. Mtflsf J. !>• llrnn.utn. Clerk. Seal of the Board of County ( om.ms sioners of ukanogau Co., Washington. (iIIINMX *»' H.M AMS i \s this paper goes to press, permit l t iof only a brief mention ol the felicitous event, the ceremony, and 1 the subsequent festivities inseparable therefrom, was in progress that united m the bonds of matrimony E. 11. n : 11 .. n ,i Miss Hern ce \\ dliams, eldest -mdi ai 1 Mass net,, wi||jflms> Kt , v . 1 p'lber * Thompson officiating. Only a r?t,*i , !in» r personality, ; inu , n * popular throughout the county. Ihe OROVILLB, WASHING TON SEPTEMBER 30. 1910 HUNDREDS TO FIGHT IN INOI'N RiTTi E. The battle of the Clearwater will oe fought nightly at the Spokane Inter state lair, which will be held Oct. Is to t) (bis year. For iis oicular > iglit attraction the fair management last '.ear produced Hie itihlieal story of the siege of Jericho, a tremendous theiqe, well suited to the vast staging ami gorgeous pyrotechnical effects made 'tussihle by large open air spares and a lavish use of money. In fact, the .odious battle that was fought between Chief Joseph’s Indians and the Cuib 1 States troops tin r lirigadier General O. O. Howard, like the more fatuous Tilblieal siege of Jerieho, would lie impos sible of staging In the largest theute s of the world ou the scale that it will be staged at the Spokane interstate 1 air. For the fierce attack of the dusk;, warriors, circling around the troops on their wild horses, riding in daredevil style almost upon the troopers' guns, for the determined resistance of the white soldiers, the obstinate struggle for every foot of bloodstained ground, vast space is needed. Some 800 actors take part in (he pictured battle, whose actuality is not forgotten by still living pioneers of <iie Lewiston country, where was fought the bloody battle of the Clearwater. The state militia will take part, as will about 1100 Indians. Noz Perce. Coenr TAlene, Spokane, Yakima. Colville, Flat head and Umatilla. The other act' rs. numbering several hundred, will be supplied by B. E. Gregory, superintendent of amusements at the Minnesota state fair, who staged the siege of Jericho last year for the Spokane interstate Fair and will this year stage the bate of the Clearwater. bride is a charming, winsome ano accomplished young lady who has livu a number of years in Oroville, where she is a general favorite. The young couple enter upon their new life with the most kindly wishes for their future happiness of a wide circle of friends. County Treasurer A. J. Nickle left Saturday for North Yakima, where hc will attend a meeting of the county treasurers of the state. Mr. Nickle is playing in big luck this year as he lias no opposition in his candidacy for tin treasuryship. As he is a democrat lie would certainly lie defeated, for it is not behoved that the voters who called for republican ballots at the primaries will stultify themselves by voting the democratic ticket in November. Report says that Brouillette and :■ hot biot ■ pccdei of Ri-cwater Mickle, are training for a UK) yards Application Nos. 7368, 7367, 7471, 7008, 7101,7407, 7656, 7511, 7076, 7356, 708.>, 7I»8, 7051, 7052, >053. Notice of Sale of State Lands. NOTH'!-: IS IIKKKBY tIIVKN, That on Sat urday, the sth day of November, loin, be twee the hours of ton o’clock in lint forenoon and four o’clock in the afternoon, commencing at ten o’clock in the forenoon of said day, in front of Hie main entrance door to the county court house in the city of t’oiiconully. county of Okanogan, state of Washington, either by the conntv auditor of said county oj by a mem her of the*hoard of stale land commissioners of the state of Washington, the following des cribed state lands, together with the improve ments situated thereon. " ill be sold at public auction to the highest bidder therefor, to wit: Application No. 736 m. Sb of sc l .| of section 12, township north, range 26 east W. M., containing 80 acre-, more or less, according to the government survey thereof, appraised at |BOO.OO. Application No- 7367. Sw', of of section 10, township 38 north, range 27 east W. M.. containing in acres, more or less, according to the government survey thereof, appraised at lioo.uo. W .o se'.. of section I>. township :ts north, range 27east W. M., containing sn acres, more or less, according to the government survey thereof, appraised at SBOO.OO. Application No. 7471. Nw 1 or iieji of section 10, township 38 north, range 27 east W. M.. containing n» acres, more or less, according to the government survey thereof, appraised at $400,00. Improvements appraised at |B.OO. Application No. 7608. S ! oOfsw*4of sec ion 36, township 30 north, range 26 east W. M , containing mo acres, more or less, according to the government survey thereof, appraised at SIIOO.OO. Application No. 7101. \\m- of sw' a of section IG. township 30 north, ange 27 east W M., containing 80 acres, more or lew. according t" the government survey thereof, appraised at I*oo.oo. Application No. 7107. Ne* iof sw 1 ., of section 16, township 37 north, range 27 east W. M , containing 40 acres, more or Ic'S. according to the government snrvev thereof, appraised at $600.00. Improvements appraised at $1'.».00. Application No 7655. nw_* f and w*.j of sw 1 , "f section ;:i. township 3J» north, range 27 east W M . contain ing 120 acres, more or less, according t.» the government survey thereof, appraised at fIoOO.OO. Application No. 7611. Hot hand sd 4 of nwj 4 of section 11, township 38 north, range 26 east W. M,. containing >* l - acres, more or less, according to the gove n i,lent survey thereof, appraised at S,H o;s U . ied to an casement for a right-of-way for Man road 6o feel in widl h over and across the s. k ol nw l ias surveyed and platted by llu state hi ah wav conmii-sioner. according to the plat thereof tiled in the otlice of the < ommissioner ol Public bands by said state highway ' "in luissioner. which said easement tor said right of way is forever reserved to the slata. Application No 7076. N*£ of sw 1 1. sw 1 ., and nw', of ss 1 4 of se tion township 38 north, range 26 east v\ M.. con laining 160 aeros, more er less, according t<» me government survey thereof, appraised at $2100.00, Application No. 7356. Lots 5 and 6 and the uLjof se‘ k of section o. township :«* north, range 2»i east W M . con taining 140.80 acres, more or less, according t - the government survey thereof, appraiser! a •T/ofaw? i and sw l 4 of sc', of section town ship 38 north, rang* '■ east W.M coni I-.,, acres, mure or less. aeeor*ii tig to ttie g*o eru men! survey thereof, appraised ui J12U0.01. Application No. 7055. m; of sir 1 . of section Hi, township north, raiiac "7 east IV M , containing ao acres, no or less, according to the government survey thereof, appr.ised at f'KMW. Improvements appraise*! at JH.OO. Application No. 7l.*>. N', of lie 1 , of section H, township a- north, race, with a fat purse of SIOOO, SSOO a side, depending on the result, to be run at Riverside in a short time. Brew ster sports are backing the home man and Okanogan moneyds behind Brouil lette. The two men ran a race at the Riverside fair, Mickle winning. If he heads off Brouillette, and Brouillette wants to win, he will have to go some in the next race. In tiie vote cast at the primary elec tion for superior judge in the counties of Okanogan and Ferry I’endergast. received 772, Bennett 405, Brown .'1(1(1, 3 Fitzgerald 300, Iloskyn 225, Barry 223,. At the general election in Novembet two candidates for judge will he vote< for, E. K.. Pendergast, of OkanogarJ and C. H. Bennett, of Ferry, they be fnjf tne imj who received the hightail primary vote. I t is easy at this timff| range 2(5 oust \\ . \l., containing so acres, "r Itr', airordltip h> thi* government snrvtS, thereof, appraised hi |Boo.oh. u U'.jtd nw 1 . of section 12. township 18 nor range 26 east W. M , containing 80 acres, im s P' or le>s, according to the government »ui voes thereof, appraised at f lOUO.ho, N 1 , of sw'.j and mv'., of se 1 , of section township :w‘north, range 20 eait \V. M ,eo taining 120 acres, more or less, according to i wc government survey thereof, appraised n lf SI2OO 00. S' u of sv.' 1 ., of section 12, township .‘IS nort range 20 east W. M . containing so acres, mo or less, according to the government snr\.#i thereof, appraised at ssnn.otr, subject ?c an c;i • mem for a right-of way for slate road oo feet ip width over ami across the swf t of sw l , as snr veyedami platted hythe highway commission cr, according to the plat thereof tiled in the of fice ,i the Commissioner of Public Lands by said state highway commissioner, which said easement for said right-of-way is forever re served to the state. Application No 7051. W’o of ne' i of section I township north, range 27 cast W. M.. containing 80 acres, more or less, according to the government survey thereof, appraised at sßoo.nu. Application No. 7052. Lot of section 10, township isjnorth, range 27 cast NV. M., containing 11.20 acres, more or le.-s, according to t he government survey t here of, appraised at |0M.00; improvements up praise . at 115.00. Application No. 705:; Lot 1 of section 9. tow nship 11 north, range 20 cast W. M . coniaining 20.50 acres, more or less, according to i c government survey thereof, appraised at. $108.70: subject to an casement for a right of way for stale road 00 feet in width over and across said land, as surveyed and platted by I lie state highway commissioner. ac cording to the pin thereof tiled in the ollice of the Commissioner of Public Lands by said stale highway commissioner, which said easement for said right-of way is forever reserved to the state. Lots 1 ami Jof section 10. tow nship .18 north, range 20 east \v. M . ontaining •'>: 15acres,more or less, according lo the government survey the eof, appraised at $727.25; subject to unease menl for a right-of-way for state road 00 feel in width over and across said land, as surveyed and platted by the slate highway commission er, according to tin* plat thereof tiled in the office of the Commissioner of Public Lands by -aid state highway commissioner, which -aid .easement for -ant i ight-of-way is forever re served to the Bhrc; improvements appraised At 112.00. Said lands will be sold for not less than the appraised valm* above stated and upon the terms and condition* following ; TSRMS \ N!• CONDITIONS OI BALE Not less than one-tenth of the purchase price must be paid at the time of sale to the officer making the -ale. The purchoser, if he he not the owner of the improvements, must forthwith pay lo the officer making the sale the full amount of the appraised value of the improvements, us above stated, One tenth of tfie purchase price must be paid annually thereafter on the tirst dav of March of each year, with interest on all deferred payments at t he rate of si \ per centum per annum, together with accrued in teres on any balance, at the same rate: Provided, That any vnnhaser may make lull payment of prin cipal, interest and statutory ice's at anytime and obtain deed or stale patent. The purchas er e»f land containing timber or other valuable materials is prohibited by law from cutting or removing any such timber or materials with out hr- obtaining consent -f the Commission er of Public Lands oi c c board, until the full amount of the purchase price has been paid and deed issued. All sales of state lands are made subject to the reservations of oil-, gases, coal, ore-, min erals and fossils of every name, kind and des criplion, and to the additional rerms and con ditions prescribed in the ad of the legislature approved March 2", 1907, being sec of coup 25<i of the laws of P.h»7. The above described lands are offered for sale in pursuance of an order of the board of state Land Commissioners, and an order of sale dulv issued ami certified by the Commissioner of Public Lands of the State of Wa-hington now on file in the office of the county auditor of said county. [seal] ' K. W. HOSS. Commissioner of Public Lands. Dale of first publication September 10,1910. Date of lust publication November 1,1910. to guess who will be the next judge of this judicial district, and bis initials are E. K. I’. Frank Farnsworth, the widely known sheepman, who lias made a killing dur ing tlie past few years out of mutton and wool, was in town from bis ranch near Tonasket Tuesday, for the lirsl time in several months. Mr. Farns worth has lost none of his old time congeniality,and seems to have a stran gle hold on the way to get ahead in the world. Formerly the gentlemen let the light of bis countenance beam upon bis friends hereabouts frequently, but during the past 18 months his visits have been few and far between. Last Friday night Dan Welsh, of Loomis, put up at the Depot hotel, and when he pot up in the morning ha dis covered the absence of a SSO which was in his possession the night before. Mr. Welsh remembers of taking a liquid nightcap at the bar, and from that time his mind was a blank until he opened his eyes in the morning. The proprietor of the place was arrested on a charge of having in his possession the sum of SSO as pledgee which he had received from the complainant. The case will come on for trial today. The two hall teams of the public school, known as the second and third nines, played an interesting game of ball Saturday afternoon, and much to the surprise of all concerned the third nine won by the score of.'!! to 16. The little fellows played with a zeal and determination that was interesting to those who witnessed the performance, and the game was highly enjoyable. What was lacking in science was made up for in hard work, for every player was bent upon the one object, and that was winning for the side lie repre sented. VV. S. Boyer, special agent of the general land office, lias been in this neighborhood during the past week spying around as the duties of hisoilice require, seeing that applicants for slices of the public domain are com plying with the law. So long as the man seeking to secure land is living lot. J. A. Gorden, |L)K. Oroville, Wash. CURLEW ICE CREAM Newell’s. “Best ever.” vil SHINGLES 1 SHINGLES! I on Dr. Beale ifor extra clear Oftic les. _ TAXIDERMISTS. |^. mey Bros., the Chesaw taxider , guarantee their work against and insect damage, and mount ecimens true to life. Write for ORO >. WANTED. C. d hundred chickens at the Hotel a urn. WHY DON’T YOU i rr i your cream to the Oroville Cream- 0r O Wo noir fVin V*i m\, VnSr.v.’i?" bia line to the gulf of Mexico, and the change of conditions will be so dis tinctly marked that the chances are Mr. Green will be hiking northward in a short time. Clair Hunt, alloting agent on the south half of the Colville reservation, was in Oroville Saturday and Sunday. The nature of the work Mr. Hunt has to perforin is picking out and awarding Indian claimants entitled to land on the south half the full measure of prop erty the law allows each individual. There are numerous claimants and the work of dividing up the territory to the satisfaction of the beneficiaries is slow, and it will be two or three years before the job is finished and the resi due of the land thrown open to settle ment. Mr. Hunt was here to see and secure the signatures of some Indian claimants for railroad right-of-way. The gentleman is not in robust health, but ids natural cheerfulness is not af fected by bodily ills. ► - IN tIKtIOUII'tI Officers and members Mayflower I lodge Rebekah degree, No. 174. I. <>. <>. F., we, your committee on resolu- I tions of condolence on the deatli of our j beloved sister, Alice Mcliargue, beg i leave to submit the following: Whereas, The grim reaper death has entered our lodge and removed from ' our midst our dear sister Alice Mc ! Hargue, bringing sorrow and lone | liness into her home, and to us all a j realization of the shortness of this life and the necessity of making read\ to enjoy the life to come. Resolved, That we, the entire lodge deeply regret the death of our esteemed sister, and extend to the bereaved family our deepest sympathy, and that while they mourn the loss of their dear one. we mourn the loss of a dear friend and sister. Resolved, That these expressions of our fraternal sympathy lie sent to the ! bereaved family, a copy of these reso * lulions be spread upon the minutes of this lodge as a tribute to her memory, a copy be sent to the Washington Odd Fellow, and the local paper for publi i cation. That our charter be draped in j mourning for a period of 3d days. Mary O. Brown, Hold ah Smith, Bell Long, Committee. 1 Loomis, Wash., Sept. 22, 1910. $1.50 PER YEAR "11.1. IM PROVE THE LAND. Recently Geo. H. Ellis and Jas. K. Forde secured 80 acres of land on the Hat just east of town, and while not having a water front is only a short distance from Osoyoos lake. It was an Indian allotment, and taking into con sideration its location,its configuration, the readiness in which water can be distributed to almost any part of the land it is one of the most desirable tracts for orchard purposes in the north part of the county. The major por tion of this choice piece of land is al most perfectly level, and could not be better situated for easy irrigation. One of the objects of Mr. Ellis’ visit, to Oroville at this time is to make ar rangements for clearing oil the land, upon which there is a scattering growth of small sage brush, and breaking it up preparatory to setting out trees in the spring. It is the intention to sell 20 acres in its present condition, if the turn can be made, and set out at least 10 acres of the balance of the piece to fruit. Provisions will be made for putting water on the tract, either from the big' ditch or an independent sys tem. Mr. Ellis believes that the best way to make land adapted to the grow ing of fruit valuable and saleable is by improving it, and that plan will he followed in this case. The Ellis-Forde tract is in the midst of the large tract that is being reclaimed by the Fast Oroville Orchards company, and this addition to the long and broad stretch of territory watered by that company's system of ditches will in time make of the big Hat one vast or chard, supporting a considerable popu lation immediately tributary to Oro ville. When once in bearing this Hat will produce prolilically of the finest fruit that grows. Its capability is es tablished, us the land adjoins and the soil is similar to that of the Okanogan Smith orchard, where sturdy trees, nearly half a century old, annually yield enormous crops of the best fruit to be found in the market. 111-; DIO HIS DUTY. A. M. Storch, the amiable and al ways happy natured young Okanogan (the town) attorney, spent Tuesday in Oroville. lie was here to attend the called meeting of the new republican county central committee, and came burdened with proxies, which was all iair in itself, as 11 relieved fho parties he represented of a long trip, and Mr. Starch is not the man to abuse a trust placed in him. And he did not. But that is another story. Mr. Storch was the census supervisor of the district embracing eastern Washington, and he performed his duties diligently, pains takingly and thoroughly. He put in long hours of hard labor, and put forth his best efforts to secure a full and ac curate ennumeration. He was ably as sisted by a large corps of otlice and Held deputies He states that it will probably be some weeks heforejthe census bureau gives out the returns for this district. The delay is caused by the marvelous increase of population in eastern Washington during the past decade. The figures startle the heads of the bureau, and clerks are checking over the returns and footings. Mr. Stock did not ransack graveyards and list passengers passing through on trains, and hence has no apprehensions of any curtailment of the reports as submitted. COUNCIL CROCKED!NKS Minutes of the meeting of the town council of the town of Oroville, Mon day, September 211. 1910. Present Mayor McMahan,and(Joun cilmen Davis, Desmond, Kvans and Signs. Minutes of previous meeting read and approved. The following bill was allowed; No. Wash. Power t'o., lights for August, *3O. Mayor McMahan instructed the fi nance committee to confer with the of -1 licials of the Bank of Oroville and the First National bank and ascertain what interest they will nay on the city’s monthly balance, and report next meet ing night. The street superintendent was in structed by the council to have lights placed at both ends of the upper Oka nogan bridge and Similkameen bridge. On motion the council adjourned. E. S. Taylor, Clerk of the Town of Oroville. —— LOOMIS >l. E. CHURCH NOTES, Sunday school 10:30 a. m., preaching s p. ra., Sunday, October 2. Harvest home supper by the Ladies' Aid in M. E. church Wednesday even ing. October 5. Annual Sunday school rally day, Sunday evening, October 9. — CHURCH NOTES. Methodist services Sunday, October 2, 1910 : Ten a. in., bible school ; 11 a. m., morning worship, subject—“ The Secret of Success in Christian Work” ; 7:30 p. in., evening worship, subject— “ What is a Christian V” You are cor dially invited to these services. A. Bauman, Pastor.