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V" ASTORIA PUBLIC LIBSARY ASSOCIATION. J 1 I AA A iir jCn jsVaSu&jfla & ' TODAY'S WEATHER, TheASTORIAN has the largest LOCAL J For Washington and Oregon Fair If weather warmer, ft rv WW WW . . a M circulation! thelaritest br.Nt.KALcrcul.i- u S tlon, and the largest TOTAL circulation of ' a all papers published In Astoria, , ji EXCLUSIVE TELEGRAPHIC PRESS REPORT. VOL. XLIV; NO. 201. ASTORIA. OREGON. WEDNESDAY MORNING. AUGUST 28. 1895. PRICE, FIVE CENTS 1895 Lubricating OILS A Specialty. Brothers, Sell ASTORIA, Ship Chandelery, Hardware, I ron & Stpel, Coal. Groceries & Provisions, Flour & Mill Feed, Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Loggers Supplies, Fairbank'sPcales, Doors (t Windows, Agricultural Implements Wagons & Vehicles. B. F. ALLIEN, Dealer in Wall Paper, Artist Materials, Paints and Painters Supplies Glass, Mouldings, Japanese Mattings, Rugs and Bamboo Goods Centrnctor for Fresco Painting, Paper Hanging, Etc. 765 Commercial Street. Snap R Kodak ,a airy man coining out of our slo e ami you'll gel a C iorlr;tlt of a man brimming titer witu pleasant thoughts. 8iii'li quality in th.) liquors we btivetooffcrarc enough to PLEASE ANY MAN.. Conoe and Try Them. hughes & CO. ASTORIA. IRON WORKS CoiKomly St., foot of Jackson, Astoria. General Machinists and Boiler Makers Land and Marine Engines. Boiler work. Steam - boat and Cannery Work a Specialty. Castings of All Descriptions Made to Order on Short Notice. John Fox. President and Superintendent A. L. Fox Vice President O..B. Prael .'Secretary They Lack Life There are twines sold to fishermen on the Columbia river that stand In the same relationship to Marshall's Twine as a wooden Image does to the human being they lack strength life evenness and lasting qualities. Don't i fool yourself Into the belief that other twines besides Mnrshali'tt w'.ii Jj "just ae well." They won't They cannot. C.J.TREiNCHRD, Agent Wells, Fargo & Co. and Pacific Express Co. WOm and PHOENIX INSURANCE CO'S. Custom House Broker and Commission Merchant. 50a Bond Street. Kopp' Beer Hall. Choice Wines, Liquors and Clga'S. KENTUCKY WHISKEY "l. I 1. J ..... ... Tl.rt IdrCA.t ffiflSS I Kjmy iiiuiucu uyci ma nn f of N. P. Beer. Half-and-half, 5c. Free Lunch. Cfcas. Wirkkala, Proprietor. Cor. Conromly and Lafayette St. THOMAS MOKKO, Th-! Blacksmith whoso shop Is oppos ite Cutting's cannery, is now prepared . v. i riKa n irifi klni' npW to uu buwi wuv. j ; ' I r-nnior. rpTtalrinfr old one6. 1 making new flshln boat irons, and re-1 pairing old ones, ana an omer uiaca smithing that requires first-class work manship. MUSIC HAI1I1. it KEATING & CO will open their Music Mali at "9 Astor street, Saturday the Hilh. They will keep numberless goo i liquors and cignra besides having good music all the time. v Hair Goods Jlanufacturetl All Styles! Mks c u sederuof, j if 3 Commercial St., cor. Eighth. SEASIDE SAWPiIi. a complete stock of lumber on hand In tbe rough or dressed.- Flooring, rus- ( nolllnir i.rM all klndfl Of finlSD.: mouldings and shingles; also bracket work done to order. Terms" reasonable and prices at bedrock. All order promptly tttended to. Office and yard hi mill. H. L. LOGAN. Prop'rv Or. Price's Cream Baking Powder Contains no Ammonia or Alum". 1 1872 Wigs, Bangs, Switches, Combings Made Ur, Drrsiinjr, Shampooing, Bleai-e and Uytfinj;. Children's DON'T full lines of Men's and Boys' Clothing, Furnishing ooods, Hats, uaps, Trunks valises, Etc. 1. h. OSGOOD, The One Price Clothier, Hatter and Furnisher. 606 and 608 COMMERCIAL STREET, ASTORIA, OR. A NEW Fishing Tackle, Baskets, Flies, Rods, etc. Baseballs, Bats, Masks, Gloves, M its, etc. Croquet tots, Hammocks, Lawn Tennis Balls, liml Cages, Garden Sots, Children's Carnages and lrpn Wagons. Come and See Us Griffin Great Sale 'of 'Dry Goods At Reduced Prices. Germantown Yarn 10c a skein Zephyrs, 4 skeins In package.... 10c a pkg. 100 yds. spool silk (best brands).. 5c each 200 yds. spool linen (best brands).. 5s each Embroidery silks (5c skein). ...23c a' doz Chenille and aresene 10c a doz Tinsel cord (5c balls) 20c a doz Ladles' hose supporters 10c a pair Misses' hose supporters 5c a pair Silk garter web 10c a yd Silk glrd'.es '. I0c each Silk cord 5C aya Metal buckles too each Black silk buckles, formerly 73.. 25c each Hooks and eyes ioc a box Silk binding ribbon ...10c a pleca Jet trimming and all other' half Embroiderits, Laces, Shawls, Skirts, Bedspreads, In fants' Cloaks, Blank4s, Corsets, etc., etc., 33 per cent discount. 600 Commercial Street. ROSS HIGGINS & CO. Grocers, : and : Butchers Astoria and Upper Astoria. Ine Teas and Coffees. Table Delicacies, Domestic and Tropical Fruits, Vegetables, Sugar Cured Hams, Bacon, Etc. Choice Fresh and - Salt - Meats. Fori! EVERY ONE NEEDS A BUSTNFS 0 EDUCATION. Mny young men t)4 women can upend but one or two years at school why not take a irmme that csn t completed In that tlm? The college Includes a hort ENGLISH COURSE! be sides a BVSINESSf and SHORTHAND COURSE. For eatAlosraas address. 14 YAMHILL ST. - - HOLKES BUSINESS COLLEGE. - - rORTLAJD, CR, PATCH ! When you can buy your boys' suits with two pairs of pants that are double-seated, double knees and sewed with, double silk, and warranted not -to rip; at prices that you have to pay elsewhere for suits of same quality, with only one pair of pants and not made double. Boy's Reefer Suits and Overcoats are now in; also STOCK! & Reed. AVhalebone casing 10c a piece Silk and satin ribbons. No. 5 5c a yd Silk and satin ribbons, No. 7 7c a yd Silk and satin ribbons, No. 0 10c a yd Silk and satin ribbons, No. 12 12,io a yd Silk and tatin ribbons, No. 18... .1714c a yd Sash ribbons, formerly $1.23 now 65c a yd Corset covers, formerly 25c 15c each Corset covers, formerly 60c 25c each Corset covers, formerly 31 60c each Corset covers, formerly $1.2oto $2, 75c each Ladies' gloves 15c a pair Children's gloves 10c a pair Ladles kid gloves, formerly $1.25.. 75c each Tidies, formerly 60c 25c each trimming braids and gimps at price. CO. ASTORIA PUBLIC WW READING ROOM FIIEE TJ ALL. Open every day from 3 o'clock to 5 :30 and 6:30 to 930 p. m. Subscription rates $3 per annum. Southwest cor. Eleventh aud Duane SU. ed Life TRAD NG S WILL HANG Remains of Howard Pitzel Dis covered in Indianapolis. EVIDENCE THAT WILL CONVICT Remains of Charred Bones Found in Chimney HoU-Overcome by Hat YVhitecaps. Indianapolis, 'August 27. Indianapolis will claim the right to try H. H. Holmes for murder. The claim will bo based on developments today which include the finding of the charred remains of nine-year-old Howard Pltzcl, and evidence which before any Jury In the country would convict Holmes of murdering him and then partially burning his body In a etove. Detectives Oeyer, of Philadelphia. Rich ards, of Indianapolis, tyid Inspector Gary of the Fidelity Insurance Company, have been at work for weeks hunting for traces or the Doy s body.- He was traced here with Holmes and disappeared. The city was scoured and the work began in the suburbs hunting for the" house rented by Holmes in October of last year. They found the house, and a few minutes later the officers found beneath a sldo porch the missing trunk which was taken from the Circle House in this city October 10, by Holmes, and which was thought to contain the body of the 'boy. In a barn connected with the house was a large stove, of cylindrical shape, of the same pattern as Holmes bought In Cincinnati. The stove had been moved to the stable by the owner of the house after Holmes left. It was concluded that the body had "been 'burned in the stove, and search began for the remains. Late this even ing Dr. Barnhlli's attention was called by a small boy to the stove hole, where he stove had been. It was tilled with refuse. "Phis was pulled out and the re mains of the boy were found. Physicians and dentists were there and In t'hls ref use hundreds of pieces of charred bones were found. INDIAN LANDS. The Dispute Over the Boundaries Again Brought Up. Washington, 'August 27. The Kallspoll Indians, over whose lands a dispute has arison with white settlers, are regarded by the Indian bureau a quiot and peace ful, and no serious trouble with them is anticipated here. The dispute over these lands Is an old one, and is due to the absence of surveys. The Indians belong to the Co qullle agency In AVashington and an agreement was mado with them some time ago providing for their removal to the Flathead reservation further to the north. The agreement has not yet been ratified by congress, but in tho event of a failure of ratification, the Indians are to be settled on allotments on their present reservation. Captain John W. Bubb, their agent, notitled the Indian bureau last May that white settlers were encroaching on their lauds aud was In structed to go where the encroachments were being made, mark out the boundary line, and warn the white settlers to keep off the lands. The trouble arUes directly from the fuct that settlers have besn granted land that laps directly on the reservation. ATTEMPTED WRECK. O. R .and N. Train Runs into a Pl'.e of Rocks on the Track. Spokane. August 27. An attempt to wreck the O. K. and N. pas3engsr train was made near Tekoa. Miscreants had plied up rocks and boulders at a turn In the road. When the engineer saw the obstruction he reversed tho engine, but struck the rocks with great force. Tho pilot was partly wrecked, and some of the rocks lodged under the lever bar. It required nearly two hours to clear away the obstruction, and repair the damage. It is an Ideal spot for a holdup, and some of the passengers and crew are Inclined to this- theory and explained the absence of the robbers upon the ground that when their plans to throw the train into th ditch miscarried, they hist their nerve and fled. The engineer and conductor think that it was the work of ranchers who wished to revenge themselves upon the road for the loss of stock killed by being run ever by the cars. An attempt was made about two months ago to wreck a passenger train at the same place. TOLEDO BICYCLE RACES. Toledo, August 27. The Toledo exposl raccs began today. The feature was the professional bicycle races. The first race was a ona-mKe flying start between Sanger, Tyler and Jon eon, paced by a tandem. The tandem dropped tho men at the head of the stretch, where Tyler shot out of the bunch, passed Johnson and won by a yard. Johnson beat Sanger by. about the same distance, time, 2:14 1-2. The second race was a mile handicap. This was won by Tyler, scratch, Wel nlg, 110 yards, second; O'Connor, 40 yards, third; time, 2:23. Sanger, paced by two tandems, went a har.f mile against -time and made It In 58 with a flying start. CARTER'S OPENING ADDRESS. Detroit. August 27. James C. Carter, president of the National Bar Associa tion, in his opening address today, said, after stating tho object of the associa tion, that in pursuance of an especial duty laid on the prerldcnt of the associa tion to commtmlcirt the most worthy changes In the legislative statutos during the year, he had made a general survey of the work o nearly 40 legislatures. "Take the great question of taxation," he said, "it is amazing to think that the enlightened states abounding Ih product ive wealth" which would afford ample revenue if properly taxed, should insist on retaining en , Intricate system of taxation, even after it has proved to be abortive for Its avowed objects. Ard yet this is WhtU Is everywhere exhibited. THE TRAMPS GOT IT. Ban FrnrtHfo. Augu-t IT.-WelTs. Tar- go Co. no longer entertain hope of recovering tho $5,000 stolen from the train which was held up near Swingle Sta tion, California, last October. Two or the four bags which originally contained the missing treasure were found a day ur two ago near tne scene of the rob bery by detectives who have fien nuntlng Tor the money since the ar. rest of Jack Brady, the train rub. ber. The express detectives are sure that the coin bags were discovered by some or tne many tramps who infest that section of the country. 1 WHITE CAPS IN VIRGINIA. Two 'Women Cruelly Beaten and They win uie. Louisville. Antnist 27 A ttnaHnl' tit th Times from Sairgeant, Ky., says: ureat excitement prevails on the Vir ginia side of the Cumberland mountains, six miles east of here, over whltocap outra&res. latst ntcnht ntvtn. 11 1.1.1, a number of men went to the home of Manna White, aged 63, pulled both her and her 20 year old daughter from bed and taklnar thorn to tho womi. tio.i thom to trees and beat them mo.rt brutally. Jioin are expected to die. "WAS A GRAND PAGEANT. Special to the Astorlan. Boston, August 27. Seven hundred ana flftv thousand nannln aaw thn over 25,000 Sir Knights Templar today, ana witn one accord pronounced It the grandest pageant ever witnessed In Bos- The dav wan tntonnolv fcnt u.nw women and children were overcome in the dense througs and scores of Knights who had started on the four and a, half mile tramp, .dropped out of line. The ambulances from the Emergency hospi tal were busy. SPLIT IN THIS RANKS. Harrlsbuiv. August 27 nmh r.mtin. held caucuses tonight. The anti-Quay caucus met In the supreme court cham bers and without calling the roll, helu a iivo-minutes meeting and adjourned until lumurrow morning. Tho Quay caucus assembled in the Quay headquarters and transacted much hutd. ness. One hundren and fifty-three uncon tested delegates, eight more than a ma jority, answered to their names. The Quay people decided to hold a separate convention tomorrow. THE ALASKA BOUNDARY. Washington, August 27. An attempt has been made in some quartors to work up a diplomatic controversy over the Al aska boundary survey between tho Unit ed States and Great Britain. The status of the case now Is that the boundary is to be settled by an agreement between the countries a'fter the survey is made. Both countries make an indpendont survey, but these surveys do not settle the boundary, but will have to be agreed upon by both countries at some time In the future. WAS IT MURDER? Tacoma, August 27. The body of Ship- man Newklrk was found in the woods south of Roy early this evening with the entire top of his head blown off. pre sumably with a hotgun. A telephone message announcing these meagre facts was received this evenlne. Whether Newkirks' dearth is a case of murder, ac cidental death or suicide cannot yet be told. His home was In Oregon. The body was found by a party out fighting for est nres. THE CALIFORNIA RACES. Woodland, Cal.. August 27. Zomhro la king of 3-year-olds. He earned the title by his performance today when, In the third beat of the 2:25 trot for all ages, he broke the Pacific coast record for 3-year-olds. He jogged under the wire In 8:14Vi. The unfinished pacing race was won by Ohehalls with perfect ease in two straight heats. Pacing, 2:16 class Pathmont. 1. 1. 2. 2. 2; ChehaMs, 2, 2, 1. 1, 1. Vidette. Edna R. Ketcbum, Our Boy,, and Brllllantlne also Btarted. Time, 2:11, 2:09Vi. 2:00 3-4, 2:13Vi. MOVEY THE CHAMPION. Newport, August 27. The ereatest ten nls match of the year was played today when the winner of the all comers' tour nament, W. F. Hovey, met R. D. Wrenn, the present champion, to decide the na tional championship. Hovey won In three straight sets, the score being 8-3, 6-2, 6-4. Odds were ten to six in Wrenn's favof A;i society turned out and 5,000 peopi were present. OFFICERS AFTER THEM. Denver, August 27. J. H. Wolfe, ot jrrppie oreeK, tne promoter of the Oil. lette bull fluht. ii arroBlprl tmlnv oni taken to Colorado Springs. He was un ale to 'furnish bonds and is now In jau. 'umcers 'have been sent to Gillette to arrest the Mexican bull fighters to gether with the Meadows boys, Arizona Charlie and the Kid. ANOTHER RECORD BREAKER. Stratford, Ont, August 27. At today's L. A. W. circuit races Longhead Sarnla, Class A, champion of Canada, rode the fastest mile ever ridden In public by a Canadian wheelman. He "rode an tx blhltlon mile to beat the track record of 2:10, paced by tandems, and finished In 1:59 1-5. POSTOFEICE ROBBED. Pendleton, Or., August 27. The Weston poBtofflce was robbed Monday night of tVO, cash and stamps. Tha safo combina tion was not turned off, tho catch lock merely turned on, making It an easy Job to open the safe. Tne deputy post master has no Idea who the robbers were but suspected parties who live in town. SANTA FE DECREE SIGNED. Leavenworth, Kan., August 27. Judge Henry Caldwell, in the United States clr. cult court here today, signed tho de cree directing the foreclosure ami sale of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railway to take place at Topeka at such time as Master J. B. Johnson, of To peka, may direct. MARKET REPORTS. Liverpool, August 27. Wheat-Spot, quiet; demand poor; No. 2 red winter, 54d; No. 2 red spring, 5s 3V4d; No. 1 hard Manitoba. 5s 4d; No. 1 California, 5s Id. Hops Dull, unchanged. t New York, August 27. Hops dull and weak. DIXON WINS THE FIGHT. r.'mlon, August 27. Dixon g"ta the de cision over Griffin In 23 rounds. m of 1 Shoots His Wife Twice and Kills Himself. FAMILY TROUBLES THE CAUSE The Story as Told by One of the Sons Inquest Commenced and Continued Till Today. At 5 o'clock yesterday morning a dou Ke tragedy occurred at the Feakcs resi dence In Upper Astoria. The neighbors were startled by three pistol shots in quick succession and In a few moments the Feakes children ran out of the house In a frightened manner and sought shel ter of those near by. Investigation soon revealed a sad sight. Lying at full length upon the floor of the bedroom was the body ot Feakes, then lifeless, while upon the bed was his wife with two bullets In her chest. The oldest child at home, George, seventeen years old, tells the story as follows, and testified to the same, substantially, at tho coroner's In quest last evening: "My name Is George and I was 17 years old the 14th of last June. When I heard the first shot this nornlng It was Just 5 o'clock and Iwas still In bed. I Jumped up and ran out of the win- dow from my room onto the porch and then over the roof of the kitchen and Jumped Into the yard. After I got Into the yard I went back and asked my brother, who had gone to the window and looked in, if father was' dead, and he said yes. I went into the house and asked mother where she was shot, and she said in the side and breast, and she told me to go for a doctor and I went and got Dr. Fulton and came back with him. I heard her scream after the first pistol shot and when I came In sHe told me she was shot and father was lying on the floor dead. Yesterday my father H'.appod one of my sisters and I told mother when she came home. She told him to let the girls alone, and he. said he could prove that she was not tho one to talke care of them, and she .-raid: 'Well, you and your proof can go down to the court house . tomorrow.' This happened In the evening. They also had a little difficulty ovor a dog of mother's which he claimed killed hlrf chickens. Since mother came back from San Francisco where my little sister was killed by the street cat's, she has run the -burliness, handled the 'money, etc. Before that be managed it. He. did not like this. She got about J1250 from the street car com pany, and because she handled all of the business wins probably the cause of most of the trouble. "Father seemed' to bo all right yester day. He got up early this morning and made a; cup of coffee, and took a cup In to mother. After he took the cup back to the kitchen he came into tha bed. room again and said: 'Say your prayers, you are a dead woman.' Tho baby then crawled over In the way and Bho Bald, 'don't shoot, Fred,' and threw up her hands, knocking the pistol, which was aimed Mt her head, so that the bullet w.cnt Into'her side. The second shot was fired Into her breast. "I do not think the troub'.e about tho O'Hara note for which ho was locked up In Jail had anything to do with this mat ter. We found- a big butcher knife and datnrer Haying on the table this morning. I did not know that he had a pistol Saw 01,8 of the knives Borne time ago when ho fferpenod It up. Do not think he thought about committing the deed Inst night until after mother came home. but he must have had it In nls mind for some time. Think tho knife and pistol were hid outside somewhere. I heard him so out last night after we went to bed. The pistol was a 32 American bull do." At the coroner's inquest Dr. Bartell, Who Is arsoclated with Dr. Fulton in the rase, testified as to the finding of the body of Feakes on the floor, lying near a bureiu Which, he must have struck with his head In falling, with- a wound In the head from a iplstol shot which miirt have caused instant death. He said thnt tho wlfo was found In bed In her nlsht clothes. She had been shot twice, one bullet entering the right side ranging backward and downward, the other hav ing entered the right breast, also ranging downward, In line with the first one. He said a pistol was shown them- which they were told was plckad tip up nenr the body of the dead mnn and which was then In bed with her. It was a five-chamber revolver, and three of the chambers were empty. She snld Mr. Feakes had done the hootlng. A Mrs. McEwan and tho children of the family were the only onos In the house. The doctor thought Mrs. Feakes was not yet In condition to testify before the Jury. The Jury ailso examined George Feakes, who told substantially the story he gave to the Astorlan. The inquest will be con tinued this morning.. The deceased man was a member of Seaside lodge of Workmen, In which he held a 32,000 policy. THE BALL TOSSJDR3. Boston. August 27. Boston. 13: Pitts burg, 8. New York. Aumist 27 TnlavlUr. It: New York, 7. Brooklyn. August 27. Rrooklvn. 12: St. Louis. 5. Baltimore. Aucrust 27. Rait I mora. 10: Cincinnati, 0. Philadelphia. Aiimi.r n ri Philadelphia, 6. Washington. August 27.. First game ChlcaSTO. 6: W&nhlnetnn. 4. HMinn imrnA Washington, 6: Chicago 6; game tailed on account of darkness. BY THE RAILROAD ROUTE. ' Milwaukee, August 27. J. V. Lewis, a binker of Chatham, III., committed sui cide today by throwing himself In front Highest of all iu Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report of a train on the St. Paul roa.l at a street crossing. Ho had been for tho last ten days an Inmato of the BiuiltA rlum, and had been undergoing treatment for nervous prostration. CASHIER ROBBED. Wallace, Idaho, August 27. A. F. yc DonaM, catihler of the O. R. and N., was held up last evening. While making up his caish two men entered his otllce, cov ering him with revolvers, took a!! te money, about $300, and departed. HOT ILLINOIS. Qulncy, 111., .August 27,-Today was an other record breaker and several cases of prostration by heat were reported. The thermometer ranged from 99 to 102, which, is rho hottest ever known for this time ot the year. EDITORS IN SALT LAKE. Salt Lake, August 27. A large nurr.hfr of editors are In the city today from; all over the West. They are here to attend the convention of Western editors. The feature of tho day was a street parad j. LAST WEEK'S CROPS. Report o fthe Weatehr Bureau for Ore gon and Washington. Crcps Harvest of cereals Is over and threshing Is now being completed. There will be little threshing to be done after the close of the current week. Though the , season has been much dryer than usual, yet there Ib a fair degree ot satisfaction expressed by the correspondents over the general results of the year's labor. The corn Is doing very well. It would be ma terially benefited by rainfall. Peaiches and pears are ripening rapidly. The weather is moderately favorable to them, yet a greater 'nmount of sunshine would be bonellcial. Prunes are ripening and within the next ten days prunedrylng will be In active operation. Hops continue to be In a fair state. The weather Is in their favor; warm, sultry, weather produces greater activity among tho lice, and there has been an absence of them this year; lice are present, how ever, yet most of the hop yards are in good condition. Active preparations are now In progress for the pickin? of the hops, which will commenjje within the next ten days. Owing to the long period of dry weather the grass has dried up, more so than u?u &1, and as al result the dairy Interests are affoeted materially. Several corre spondents report a decreased milk supply from the cows. Crops For progress In general farm woik the weather conditions have been perfect. There has not been any rain, except in somo southeastern sections, and root crops are so far advanced that naln wfjuld not be of benefit. Owing to the condition of the grain crops continued fair weather is much desired. In Wasco and Sherman counties much ot the grain Is In the shock, while In sections to the east heading and ttvreshtng is progressing together. 'Heading 1 being complete In all sections, and the alound of the thresh er everywhere Is evidence of the effort being exerted by the farmer to save his grain as soon aa possible and have It nvarekted before the commencement of the fall rains and avoid a recurrence of the damage by unseasonable . weather, Which occurred in 1S03, and which Is fresh In the mind of the public. The berry of grain la not as plump as could be de sired, and In many Instances it must be said that the grain presents a Bhrlveled appearance, which condition Is dlrjetly attributed to the constant and prolonged drouth. In the Walla Walla valley the grain will be of good quality; there the average amount of precipitation wa ap proached nearer than in sections ot Eastern Oregon. Thore wilt be a good quality of grain from Wnsco and Sher man counties, though much shriveled grain will be shipped from those sections. ' While in Wasco and Shermain counties the average precipitation was not reach ed, more rain fell than In Umatilla, Oil Ham and Morrow counties. Harvesting continues with good progress south and east of the Blue mountains, where in air sections crops have suffered from the drouth. The harvest of alfnllfa continues, Owing to the fear that the hay crop will not be sufficient to meet the demands, farmers and stoekrnlsers are disposing of their cattle, and are doing so without making a sacrifice, Blnce the prices offer ed are very good. Grass Is thin on the rango, so that hay has to be fed to cattle Just the same as In winter. Fruit ship ments continue large, and the complaints of dry weather causing fruit to drop from the trees are fewer. Bart let t pears and late peaches are ripening and are being shipped. Plums are being picked and dried In largo quantities. A rain occurred In portions of Union, Baker, Klamath and Harnoy counties on the 21st, which failed to do any damage or much good. The potato crop, with but few exceptions, has done well In the absence of precipi tation, though In many sections there wilt not be enough for home consumption. South and east of the Blue mountains the stockgrowers look forward to early rains to Improve the grass on the rango. without which tho dlflleulty of taking care of tho stock during the winter wlil be greatly increased. " Portland, Or., August 27, 1803. B. S. PAG 17 E.' Says the Cottage Grovo Leader: "We learn that a school girl graduate In Eu Kf ne read an advertisement In a Chicago paper, "illrl wanted to sell baking pow der. To any girl who will send us $ for three dozen cans of our rapid BKlIng baking powder we will forward at on :e a beautiful safety." Bhe sent tha v.oney and by hustling around like a house on fire for three weeks she mantged to un load the stuff, Tho "safety" came in an envelope, and was one. of thjso brass pins, homo blanket size, like mamma used to keep up our style with.'' The Truckee Lumber company, s-iyn the Tillamook Advocate, is now running; both sides of their mill at Hobsonville. Last Monday was her flrat day slnco the de mand and prices for lumber took a tumble months ago. The market for lum ber Was materially Improved, and the 2H workmen at the Hobsonville mill will expect an Incrtasi In wages soon. The company Is. now using two schooners to freight lumber to their factory In San Frsnclico, ill v- V V I i