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j. D. KIRKWOOD, X> J3 NTI S T, mil man. Washington Ter. Office Hours: 9 a. m. to 12 m . and 1 to 4 p. m. STEWART BLOCK. MAIS ST. E."H. LETTERMAN & CO., Dealeis in Grain. Highest market price paid for Wheat, Oats, Barley and Flax. PULLMAN, - WASHINGTON TER. WILLIAM NEWTON. Attorney anil Counselor at Law, PULLMAN, W. T. aH.'mlJl to Tnxc--, paid for non regents, tol lections promptly made ana remitted. H. J. WEBB." J *■ WAIT WEBB & WATT, Physicians and Surgeons Are Prepared to Treat All Special Diseases. Office in Stewart Block. PULLMAN, WASHINGTON TEH. 11. C. WILLIAMSON, FASHIONABLE Barber and Hair Cutter. Special Attention is Given to Cutting : and : Tri«U«i"g Ladies 1 and Children's Hair. Hot and Cold Baths. PULLMAN, WASH. TER. PACIFIC IXSURANCECO CAPITAL STOCK: $500000 8500,000 $500,000 PORTLAND - - OREGON. W. V. WINDUS, Agent. I'ullmau. Wellington TVr. MASON BROTHERS, Proprietors Pullman Meat Market. Dealers in all kinds of Fresh and Cured Meat. Specialties in Hen-»o». £|^-Hig!n-'st market prices paid for Cattle anil Hides, Hog*, etc. Kodiue Block. - - Main Street. VICTOR HUNZIKER, Jeweler-.ami: Engraver — and —] -:- Practical -:- Watchmaker. -:- Pullman. Washington T«-r. Biiliil 'rir of Watches, Clocks, and Jew elry ■ specialty. Postoffiee Building. BARNEY IIATTIU 1\ — PBOPBIETOR — Pullman Sample Room, Cor. Main and Grand streets. Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars. perfect order maintained and Kcrtiemanly treatment to every one. Pullman, - - Washington Ter. Union Pacific Railway. - ■ OREGON SHORT LINE. , Through Pullman 'Sleepers and Modern Day Coachesto Omaha. Council Bluffs and Kansas ruv matin* DIRECT CONNECTIONS to the citVe* " DENVER. CHEYENNE, SALT LAKL CITY. OGDEX, COUNCIL BUFFS, OMAHA, KANSAS CITY, ST. LOUIS. CHICAGO, «nd all (Joints in the East and South. . -. BU(S( checked throucli from Full uiautoall points named. Family Sleepers Free on All Through Trains. ',*.. farther information regarding territory . .ver>eJ, of fare, descriptive pamphlets, H5 «ply to nearest agent of the Union t'acifle Railway, "or O. R. &N. Co., or address ■ " - H. H. BROWN. Agent, Pullman. T B. TKBBBTS, G. P. & T. A., Omaha, Xeb. *' '■ , A. L. Maxwell, i,i.P.il. A.,0. R. iX. Co., j-ortland, Oregon. ?:■■■■ C — Jw II L CONGKESSIONAL NEWS. An Interesting Resume of the Week's Happenings in BGth Branches of the Nation's Legislatur.. MoCreary hopes to get through the, House at this session a bill to provide for a permanent exposition of the three Americas, in honor of the -lOOili anniversary of the discovery by Columbus, The bill is merely pre liminary in i* .s proris: oiiß| authorizing the President to appoint a board of nine directors to formulate a plan fur the exposition, and appropriating $2">,000 for the expenses of their meet ing. Their plan, it is provided, shall be to constitute an advisory board of 02 members, appointed by the govern ors of ihe States and Territories and the executives of 1G American nations. Space is. to be provided in Washington for the exposition, and a suit; ble site selected for the statue of Columbus. A lively discussion arose in the H'.uae Friday afternoon, based on an article in a New York paper, declar- ing that there were two elements united against the Nicaragua canal bill, the agents of the Pacific railroads and the attorneys of the Panama canal, and containing an interview with Judge Daily on the subject, inti mating that the gentlemen (.naming their.) who offered amendments to the bill did so for the purpose of de feating the measure. Messrs. Wilsra and Bland, of Missouri, Cobb, of Ala bama, ami Spinola, of New York, in dignantly denied being influenced in their action in offering amendments by any purpr.se except a desire to per fect the measure. The latter refenvd to Judge Daly as a man who, since his retirement from the bench, had been connected with breezy enterprises. Cux, of New York, paid a warm tribute to Judge D.ily's integrity, and in an emphatic manner denied the charge that he was a lobbyist. As regards the commission recently appointed by the Secretary of the Na vy, under a provision for that purpose contained in the list naval appropria tion bill, to examine the coast north of the forly-seeond parallel of north latitude, in "the State of Oregon and the Territories of Washington and Alaska, and to select a suitable site for a navy-yard and docks, it may be P;.id that the commissioners had an inter view with the Oregon Senators at the capitol, and dtecuesed various possible locutiois. The names of prominent business men at c ich locution were se lected ;.also such oilier information as the Senator? could give them. The commissioners will examine Coos bay, Yaquina bay, Portland, Astoria, Ta- BOma, Seattle, Port Towns ml and other places on Puget sound. The commission will confer with promi nent men at each point, and will make a careful examination of the ad- vantages which each presents. There are Forae very important measures affecting the north Pacific roast pending before Congress. Senator Dolph states that he has been prom ised ;i favorable report on the bill in the Senate for the payment of Oregon and Washington Indian war claims, pending before the committee on mil itary affair*, and the bill tor the crea tion of a court to adjudicate Indian depredation claims, which is before the Senate committee on Indian af fairs, which he thought would be re ported with amendments making the bill perfect. He had strong hopes that the conference committee on the railroad forfeiture bill, now that the election was over, would be able to come to an agreement, and if not, when the disagreement was reported the House would recede from its amendment, and forfeiture of the land grant from Wallula to Portland Would be secured. Among the bills which had passed the Senate and were pending in the House, he said, were his bill for forfeiture of Oregon wagon road grants; for the erection of public bridges at Portland and Sa lem ; to grant certain townships to Oregon for a public park; to extend the limits of Portland as a port of entry, and to create ports of entry at Tacoma and Seattle, and a port of de livery at Port, Angeles, and to credit the State of Oregon with the value of arms borrowed of Washington Terri tory and lost in the Nez Peree Indian war; also Senator Mitchell's bill mak ing an appropriation for a boat rail way at the dalles of the Columbia river. He said that the Oregon dele gation was doing all it could to secure consideration for these and other measures of interest to Oregon, and that they hoped that some or all of them would pass the House at the present session. The bill which has already passed the House, providiug for equipment of the militia of the State of Oregcn with certain arnic, ammunition and equipage, has been referred to Senator Stewart of the committee on military affairs. Sena tor Stewart will loport in favor of the bill and in all probabilities it will pass the Senate within a short time. Sena tor MilcbtlFs bill, which he intro duced in the Senate Friday, providing for the admission of I iaho in the Union, is identical with that intro duced by Delegate Dubois, of Idaho, with one exception. The Mitchell bill confers upon women in the Territory the right to vote. Both of the Oregon Senators are in favor of woman suf frage, and on every occasion they have voted to give the ballot to wo men. Safe-crackers and burglars are mak ing profitable hauls in San Bernar dino. There is a larger yield of cotton per acre in Missouri than in any other State. PULLMAN, WASH. TER., DECEMBER 22, 1868. PACIFIC COAST NOTES. Mutters of Local and General Import Gathered from All Sources for the Benefit of Our Headers. At Mariposa hay is $2S a ton. The Fre-no Expositor has been en larged. The Dalles, Or., pays a bounty for dog scalps. A turnpike from Chico to Oroville is projected. Tl?e sugar refinery at Watsouville gives $8 a ton for beets. The streets of Traver, Tulre county, are to be graded this winter. A woolen mill is to be started at Brownsville, Linn county, Or. The strike on the Montana Union railroad hay forced several mines to close down. II n. Stephen M. White fainted in the court room at Los Angeles recent ly, the effect of overwork. Two t-qnaw.-i, who were intoxicated, rolled into a camp lire at Colton re cently ami were badly burned. The Woodland town authorities want to drive out the Salvation army and raise the price of theatrical li cense. Senator Stanford will he shown points for needed legislation on the southern co.iat. The corporation publishing the San Bernardino Times has taken the name of The L. 14. Holt Publishing Com pany. Chinese gamblers have been hiring substitutes to appear for them in the L')s Angeles courts and have thus es caped. William Wright, a 14-year-old col ored boy, stabbed Franklin Me Allen, aged 13, with a pocket kniie at Stock ton last week. The B yard of Sinervisors of Bono ma county have let a contract to build a .f2').000 bridge across Russian river at Cloverd :le. The orchards, vineyards and can nery connected with General Bid well'H rancho Chico are to be leased to a San Francisco company. Diptherlfl still afflicts Bloomfield, Sonoma count \ Several cases aro yet in danger. The schools have been closed for six weeks. Four celestials on a hind-car were badly iiijured near Sin Fernando, Los A'.meles county,list week, in collision with a special train. Jacob Hidge, a carpenter nt the Cpe mine at CJr.iss Valley, liad both arms broken recently in a fall, and it is believed he is internally injured. Three deaths so fir are reported to the Portland police as a result of the Chinese battle recently. Many are wounde.l, bat they are keeping quiet Revenge and not robbery is de clared to have been he motive that actuated the? •ouii'lre'.s who attempted to wreck the Oregon express on Tues day. The S ilvation army at "etakuna has won a victory. They have obtained permission to parade the streets, and parties molesting them will be arrested. Samuvl Sheplar.of Chicago, has pur chased a $25,000 ranch a few miles west of Santa Rosa, which he intends converting into a stock and breeding farm. Railway postoffice service has been established on the line of the North ern Pacific and Puget Sound Shore railroads between Seattle and Tacoma. Alfred Schwartz, of Slaughter, W. T., nas been swindling t.ie people by obtaining money ou pretended cer tificates of deposit on San Francisco bank?. The first annual promenade con cert and ball of the Grand Army of the Republic was given last week at the State capital at Sacramento and was a great success. Rails have been laid ou the Feather river bridge of the Knights Landing extension of the Northern California company, and an engine crossed from Marysville into gutter county recently. Oregon's tax levy has been fixed as follows: State levy for current ex penses, three and peven-tenths of a mill; militia tax, one-!ifth of a mill; University, one-tenth of a mill. To tal, four mills. Charles Marshall, a noted horse" thief, was shot, in the leg recently by Will Roberts, a San Bernardino deputy sheriff. Marshall was found in the brush in the mountains. He will probably die. There are eiarht charges of robbery against him in Los An geles aud San Bernardino counties. It is proposed to build a sea-wall 200 feet wide on top around the en tire city front of San Diego. The idea iq to furnish terminal facilities, main tracks, switches-round-houses, etc, for ell railroads entering the city, besides coal bunkers and warehouses for all the shipping business of the water front. In the trial of John A. Dtrnmig, of San Francisco, a book agen*, for the alleged murder of Henry Benhayon iv October, 1887, a number of wit nesses were called, but the testimony v.iriid little if any from that elicited at the former trial. Louis Goldberg, a cloak dealer and a close associate of Benhayon, testified tint he didu't think that the latter could have writ ten his alleged confession at the time he called at witness' place of business to do some writing, as he remained too short a time to write so long a docu Hieut. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS A Brief Mention of Matters of Gen-ral Interest. -Notes Gathered from Home and Abroad. Portsmouth, Ohio, is to have a corn fair. Diphtheria rages in Morristown, New Jersey. Heavy stitching on the back of a glove is bad form. Archbishop Kiorden has left Rome for the United States. A famine is threatened among the East African colonists. There arc 3,000,000 women in the United States who work for wages. The New York law against cor stoves goes into effect January Ist. Straw-bail goers are having an en counter with the courts in New York. Two-fifths of the Dominion of Can ada are under no-license liquor laws. From 1880 to 1888 no less than 4,637,252 persons have come to this country. Louisiana has five newspapers edit ed by women. The New Orleans Pic ayune is one. The sword that Ethan Allen cariied at, Ticonderaga, is owned by a Lansing, Mich., woman. Winnipeg, Manitoba, is rapidly be coming one of the most enterprising cities of Canada. The Bible baa to be printed in 29 different languages to supply the peo ple living in Pennsylvania. From the best statistics obtainable there are about 1,000,01)0 Union sol diers living at the present time. Tramps have tilled up the Brooklyn alniihouse. One hundred men have been put at work on the sand pile. Alexander H. Stephens during his life educated 150 boys and ">0 girls, giving them all collegiate educations. There are 1,100 coloivd preach >rs in Tennessee, and the highest salary re ceived by any of them is $2uo a year. Military men believe that, the White Pdsha, now n>. Bahr el Ghazel, and moving north, is the great explorer, Stanley. A Brooklyn boarding-school propri etress has sued a plumber for $15,000 because the pupils have become sick from sewer gaa. St. Louis painters have condemned the practice of the painting of tire houses and police stations liy police men and firemen. They are going bu-k in Philadel phia to the old fashion of selling grains and vegetables by weight in stead of measure. The Brooklyn Engineers' society last week protested against the grant ing of permission to a company to lay pipes for hot water. Governor Beaver has just sent in $1,000 for the John A. Logan monu ment fund of the (>. A. R., collected in various Pennsylvania posts. The Xewark Lav,r and Order league is taking steps to counteract what it ('eems the "growing influence of liquor interests in State politics." Minneapolis Hour men hive selected St. Albans, Vt., as their distributing center for New England, and intend building there two immense storage houses. Public men in Canada say that the Liberal party will ultimately take up annexation in opposition to the Im perial federation policy of the Con- servatives. Colorado is becoming an oil-produc ing .State. In the valley of the Arkan sas, near Pueblo, there are a number of well.-, the yield of which is 1,000 barrels per day. The Rev. Dr. David Spurgeon, aged 89, is an inmate of Flatbusb, Long Inland, almshouse. He gave away large sums and was ruined by the failure of a company. It is estimated that fiom five to six million pounds of turkey and a mill ion quarts of cranberries were neces sary to enable the city of New York io enjoy its Thanksgiving feasts. Minneapolis street-car drivers are no longer furnished with free passes. Fare must be rung up when the pas senger gets on the car instead of at the time of payment of the fare. Seventy per cant, of the infants in the Foundling hospital at Ottawa bave died during the year. Within five years 607 have been buried. Im proper nursing is said to be the cause. A deposit of natural gas was struck the other day nine miles north-east of Tuscola, 111. The pressure creates a flame thirty feet high. The discovery has caused great excitement in the district. There are 2,800 members of the Michigan Anti-Hurse Thief society, ard during the past year they have not had a cent's worth of properly stolen, although they arc worth an ag gregate of $2,800,000. A man in New Bruswick has dis played a strange taste about dying. He dug his grave, lowered his coffin, got in and took a dose of poison and then pulled a string to a landslide, which descended upon him. The Toronto Trades Council has re quested the city to inform intending emigrants from England that the Canadian labor market is overstocked. The Legislature will be asked to abol ish the existing immigration laws. ' THE AGRICULTURALIST Newsy Notes Concerning the Farm ard of Especial Interest to the Pa cific Coast Husbandman, The fresh fruit crop of California this seison has an estimated value of $10,000,000. It is said that by forcing salt intn the holes made by borers in trees, the borers will be destroyed. The water trough needs a thorough scrubbing and scalding occasionally, or it will soon be coated with slime. It is better to feed a cow every ounce of food sue has the ability to take care of than to try to gain profit by saving feed. Too much grain is more detriment il to breeding stock lli m not enough The foed (should be bulky, with a small allowance of grain. No animal is so hardy as to require no attention. The more an animal is exposed the less it will produce, either of pork, wool, mutton, beef or milk. Major Alvord condemns dehorning in toto. He says in the Boston Culti vator that it is cruel, and argues that it does not render cattle lesn pugna cious. No flower is more povular than the aster, and few have held so high a place in popular esteem for so many years, and it is still growing in favor. For an autumn show of (lowers we have not its equal. Feeding red pepper to laying hens is not beneficial unless given very moderately, ami not oftener than three times a week. It, acts as a temporary stimulant, but if given continually causes injurious effects. Aged horses should have ground grain at all times or they will not thrive, owing to their inability to mas ticate the whole grains. Where a horse is subject to heaves it is best to moisten all the chopped or ground food. There is no tH cpssity for pampering a bull and allowing it to become vicious. It can be made to work, if de sired, in providing posver for fodder cutters, grain-mills, etc. It is done in Europe, and is practicable hero. There is no dodging the fact that the American arbor vita; is the best all- around tree for an evergreen hedge. Ita hardiness, density obtained by shearing, and its rapid growth alone; recommends it for the general pur poae of a hedge above all coniferoaa competitors. Fur a narrow and effectual wind break, a double row of Scotch or white pine, in rows eight or ten feet apart and at about the same distance be tween the trees in the rows, will form in six or eight years, in a cliinatu where they can be grown, a close and effectual screen. The lowa Agriculture college, it is said, has been crossing Southdown ewes with Shropshire bucks for four years. Asa result the average of all lleeces has increased from 4.58 to 8 2'J pounds, and the percentage of lambs from 77 per cent, in 1880 to 131 per cent, in 1888. The estimated loss to t'.ie cotton, apple and potato crops from insects is $•10,000,000. Yet the farmers take no precaution to protect the birds. Every bird killed adds just the work it would perform to the labor of the farmer, whw consequently Iris a greater num ber of insects to destroy. Horses can, of course, stand more exposure in cold weather than men, but the s.une kind of exposure tint produces colds, rheumatism, etc., in men, will be liable to tflfjet horses in the same way. It is, therefore, ap parent that warm stablys, good blank ets and protection from severe weather are necessary. Professor Henry gives the following as a good ration for a dairy cow where corn fodder constitutes the main por tion of the coarse fodder: Corn stalks, cut, 15 to 1G pounds; clover hay, 5 pounds, bran, 6 pounds ; corn meal, 4 pounds. This can be fed twice or three times a day, at? the feeder prefers. The drains should be put down be fore the ground freezes. A single tile drain will sometime* carry off the sur plus water from a large field, but enough drain should be used to ren-1 er the field dry in early spring and | be in proper condition foi plowing. The use of the drain will add hun dreds of dollars to an early crop. A Western dairyman has hit upon a very simple plan of warming water for his ."tock to drink ia winter. He puts an irou plate, any 18 inches square, on the bottom of his water t.ink, cut ting away the wood, of course, where the iron was. Under the plate he uses an oil stove. He siva 10 cents' worth of oil a day would warm the water for 80 cows up to 70 degrees or more. In developing cows Eos butter the feeder should be sure that he does not overfeed, but as he finds they eat with a good appetite he may add a little more to ench feed, and so continue gradually to increase the feed as they will bear it. This power of digestion will increase, and he may gradually increase the milking capacity of his cows and their production of butter. The skill »f that feeder bag much to do with the result. The editor of the Mark L:ine Ex press advises farmers to cut off po tato blossoms as they appear. The ball or true seed of the potato, which re sulta from the blossom, are net only unnecessary to the formation of th»» tuber below, but' are a prejudicial s-rain on the plant. He fcays : "I bave tried it again and again on a large seale —three rows left and three rows cvt —and the results have more than satisfied me." I In bui'ding a fence around our j yoang orchards several years ago we ; tried many plans fur preserving posts. i Having occasion to remove the fence this winter we noted the conditions of the posts as follows: Those set with no preparation were decayed an inch or more in thickness ; those coated with a thick wash of lime were bitter preseived, but were quite seriously at tacked with worms ; those posts coated with h.it tar were perfectly sound as when put in the ground ; those painted with petroleum and kerosene were equally as sound and as good for sot ting. Let the posts get thorough' dry, and then with a pan of cheap kerosene ami a whitewash in ush, give the lower third of the post, the part to go in the ground, two or three applications of the oil, letting it soak in well each time. Posts so treated will not be troubled with worms or insects of any kind, but will resist decay to a remark able degree. This we find 10 be the simplest, cheapest and best method of preparation. As a breeder of diseases, there are few things that excel the average I farmhouse cellar. It underlies the whole house, with nothing to prevent its exhalations rising into the upper rooms, except a thin board floor. In this cellar all manner of things for family use are kept the year round. Meat, vegetables, milk, butter, bread, pastry, preserves, pickles and fruits are here stored in their various recep tacles. There is very seldom anything to separate the fruit and vegetables from the other parts of the callar, and there is usually more or less decaying vegetable matter to load the air with poisonous germs. At various seasons of the year the cellar walls collect dampness, or small pools of water lie under their loose board doors, sending up malarious odors into the rooms above. There are several Slates which pro duce a surplus of corn. Of these Illi nois and lowa are equals, the product of, each being estimated at 270,000, --000 bushels; Missouri ranks as third, with 210,000,000 bushels; and of the other four, Kansas has made a g; ii of 71,000,000 bushels, as compared with i the crop of 1887 ; Indiana has gained 69,000,000 bushels; Nebraska, 54,000, --000, and Ohio 41,000,000. The total i increase for the yea. i* believed to be not fir from 500,000,000 bushels, or more than twice the entire product of Illinois and lowa together- The com parison affords aid to the imagination in forming a conception of the surplus available for exportation, 'either di rectly or in the form of meat and other provision? ; but only when the oiind dwells upon the magnitude of the entire product of more than 2,000, --1 000,0 bushels is it possible to realize the significance of the name to which I corn is now entitled as king of cereals. Now is the time to get rid of the : poorer animals. I: will not pay to I winter them, as better animals will j give larger returns for shelter, care ■ and feed. It is not economy to keep I a poor aniniiil through any season; but it is most extravagant to keep it j through the winter. It is the bight of ; folly in stock raiding to sell the best and keep the worst. True, the best bring the largest prices; but if you sell the best and keep the worst, soon your best will be no better than your worst is now, and your worst will be such that the more you have the poorer you will be. You, by this plan, constantly make your animals poorer; and as the stock raiser makes his ani mals poor he makes himself poorer. If he keeps up the process, bankruptcy is as sure as fate. The opposite policy is the winning policy. Sell the poor est and retain the best. And sell enough of the poorer animals that you may buy a few better than the best you now have. This is making your animals constantly better and yourself richer. Soon your worst will "bring is much a.- your best now. If you have not pure bred animals, sell enough scrubs or grades to buy an an imal of each sex, pure bred. Hold fast to the full-blooded produce and to the highest grades. Almost before you are aware of it you will have only pure-bred animals. If once we start with pure-bred animals, the increase of breeding makes us rich in flocks and herds of the best blood in what, when the goal is reached, seems a very short time. The trade in Christmas trees and greens grows larger year by year. Thirty years ago a Christmas tree was seldom seen except in some home of the richest dies, and the adornment of churches for the festival seison was confined to the Catolic and Episcopal denominations. But the immense in crease of our German population has popularized the Christmas tree throughout the length and breadth of the land ; and with the waning of old Puritan ideas the decoration of church es of all denominations has come customary. The extent to which ma terials for these purposes are now re quired is shown by the fact that a single dealer in New England last year disposed of 10,000 Christmas trees, 25,003 yards of wreathing and 800 barrels of evergreen spray. The smallest that are sold bring on the ground 10 cents apiece, while the largest—2s to 30 feet in height bring from $4 to $B.— Garden and For est. Chairman Brittoa, of the inaugural committee, has received favorable answers to his requests for the use of the corridors of the Interior and Post office department buildings for sleep ing quarters for troops during the in auguration. The available space will accammodate about 10,000 men. The sub-committee on civic organization has alieady received applications for positions in the parade from 75 organ izations, aggregating 13,000 men. This is 2000 more than there were in the parade four years ago. $2.00 PER YEAR. PORTLAND MARKET REPORT. The condition of thelocil market is all thai could be ttoshvd, orders from the interior being numerous, owinv to the greater circulation among the farming. The holiday trade has augmented sales to .1 point entirety satisfactory to our mer chant*, and Christmas week promise* to be unusually active. GROCERIES-Suguars have declined lc in all grades since last report, a follows: C tic, extra C *;Jc. dry granulated TJc, cube crushed and powdered 7je. Coffees linn, with a limited stock on the market. Salvador 18gtl3c, Costa Hica and Itio 19c, Arbuckle's roasted 24',c. PROVISIONS -Oregon are qnot ed at Me. breakfast bacon Me, • houlders 10& (allc. Eastern meat is noted as follows: Hams Id^ldic breakfast bacon 13ic, lard LBj<a He, FRUITS-Green fruit receipts 1282 bxs. Apples 6Va7sc, Mexican oranges fO, lem ons >l)crii.,Vl per bx, bananas $3.£0.<g4,00 per bunch, quinces M) « BO per box. VEGETABLES—Market well supp'ied. Cabbage ( ■ Ie per n>, carrots and turnip* 75c per sack, red pepper 3c per A, potatoes ■10a4Jc per Hack, sweet l'i(ailc per ib. DR'ED FKUlTS—Receipts 30 pkges. Sun-dried apples -lasc per tt>, factory slie'd Be, factory plums Mflir, Oregon prune *7 « Be, pears 10c, peache- 10 a 1 rai-ins §2.25 per box, Call ornia tigs !»c, Smyrna 18c per Vb. DAIRY PBODU E -Butterreceipts for the week Bl pkires. Fancy creamery 33J« per lt>. choice dairy 3 c, medium| 7(ftHoc, common 20c, eastern U.">i«3oc. EGGS—Receipts 192 cases. Oregon 35c, eastern 32 »:t2£c. POULTRY — Chickens $3.5034, for large young and ?4 - 150 for old, turkeys Uitol-^c per Ib, ducks ?o!g7 per dozen, geese $8 a 0. WOOL—Receipts for week 36,000 1!>». Valley lS'tf ; 2ik: Ktstern Oregon 10 v u)15c. HOPS-Receipts for week 2.J,ttiO lbs. Choice l-'iiuHe. GRAIN— for week 80,641 it Is. Valley £l.i-!-,w I. !•">. Eastern Oregon $1.37 i @1.50. ' Oats 32'aj35e. Fi.OL'JJ -Receipts for week SUB bbla. Standard £•">, otner brands fi.75. FEED—Barley ?2:!c2-"> per ton, bran §10. (hop $1G"2O, shorts $17, baled hay fia ". 15, loose §12'o 15. FRFSH MEATS-Beef, live, 3c. dressed (>■, mutton, live, Be, dressed li •, limbs »2.2.5 each, hogs, live, 5Ji 5,\ dressed 7@ 7i, veal ti,t- 7c. Manager 'William H. Eckert said he did not exjK-ct to sco any radical chnngo in tha form of the telephone, s;ive perhaps a con trivance to hold the receiver to tho ear and leave tho listener both hands (roe. Ha laughed whoa asked as ta tho practical use of a telephone audible *o a person sitting several feat away firm the instrument "That has l«en perfected," he said, "but no body cares for it. Wo were all amused and delighted with the invention when it wa» first shown, but after awhile it was agreed by experts that tho thing was not likely 1 to be of practical value. No one cares to hay« a thing in his office that will talk right out at the most inopportune moment. There_att. none in use, as far as I know." —New York Press. Two Marriages in France. There are always two marriages in Franc* ; before the groom can claim his bride—firs! I the marriage at the mayor's office, or civil 1 I marriage, and then the church marriage. i j Two, and sometimes throe, days pass between i the two ceremonies, during which time th« announcement of the civil marriage is posted j up on the court house door, and the young ! couple ore not allowed to see each other. The 1 ; civil marriage is a quiet affair, the bride j wearing street costume, and the members ol ' her own ant', her husband's families being th« i only persons present. The second ceremony , is in accordance with the wealth of the groom ■ and the position he holds in society.—TUt Argonaut. .*-. -t Thought He Wai Lucky. He was a belated citizen going home. At he turned into High street from Becubien a pedestrian suddenly confronted him and said: "Mister, if you would please be so kind at to tell me what time it is, I'd be" "Just striking one I" was the reply, as the belated shot out with his right and knocked the fellow into the gutter. The victim crawled out after a period ol inactivity, gathered up a big ball of snow for his nose to bleed on, and muttered to him. ■elf: "■Wasn't I in luck that it wasn't just strife ing 'leven or twelve I"—Detroit Free Press. i Only Wanted Enough. Not long since a buxom, newly arrived daughter of Erin found herself the only pas senger on a steamboat «boa dock adjoins a slip from which rowboats are hired. Just as the lines were about to be cast off she ap proached the mate of the steamboat, and, with artless politeness, exclaimed: " Ah, sur ye needn't take me in this big boat. Wan ay thim small wans will do." The official was so surprised at this thought fulness that his eyes got as big as saucers, and he walked away in silence, not daring to give expression to the words his tongue would utter.—New York Evening Sun. 1 A Sad State or Affairs. Old Mrs. —Have ye heerd anything about Mrs. Brown lately, Obadiab? Old Mr. Bently—She died several days ago. I thought ye knew that? Old Mrs. Bently— never heerd of it Pool soul! An' so she's dead! Oid Mr. Bently—Yes, dead an' busied. Old Mrs. B.—An' buried, too! Ok, lay I Wuss an' wussl —New York Sun. : rJ-,- ;". The First S.ilutation. The first kiss between ft* spinster patroness of a matrimonial bureatnuxl the man intro duced to her by the marriage broker as her "future husband," is described by hußgerson as being amusing to a degree. They seen afraid of each other, until finally the woman rushes at him, and he seems glad it's ever.— New York Graphic. Something About Parasites. "Pa, here's a piece in the paper about par asites. What is parasites, ■»?" "Parasites, my boy? Why, parasites are the people who live in Paris. Think you ought to know that, and you In the Third Header," —Woman's Magazine. -——,:■/. Some Consolation. Visitor —Don't you miss your little nephew very much, Freddie! .i-i-• 2 yv«. » Freddie (whose nephew died the week be —Yes, I miss him very much, but I Ltka to be the uncle of an angel —Life. Natal-ally Indignant. After church: Spoggs—Was It not disgrareful, the way in which Smiggs snored in church today! Stuggs— should think it was. Why, ha . woke us all up.—The Review. " . BMaAfWtj > (raid. jj The -wages of rin is death, and, if yotir will | notice it, there ara a great: many persons in 1 this world who seem to be dr«Mi/uiljr_«frai4 that they wont earn theii ; *«*^-;