CHAPTER ITL (Continaod.)
On th day after th Major's dinner
party, Isabella waa sitting In the Ter
anda with a book open on bar lap and
Dido standing gravely near her. Mrs.
Dallaa In tha cool depths of the draw
' big-room, ni Indulging In an after
1 us ah eon siesta. The sunlight poured
Itself over the velvet lawns, drew forth
the perfumes from tha flower beds, and
made the earth l&nruorooa with heat.
In the veranda all was oool and rest
ful and pleasingly silent. Isabella, in
her white dress, looked beautiful and
pensive; while Dido, In reddlsh-hued
robe, with a ortmson kerohlef twisted
round ber stately head, gleamed In the
semi-gloom like some gorgeous tropi
cal bird astray In our northern oUmea.
Both mistress and maid were silent
It was Dido who spoke first. She
noticed that the eyes of her mistress
constantly strayed In the direction of
"Ashantee," and with tha Jealousy be
gotten of deep affection, she guessed
that the girl's thoughts were fixed up
on Maurice. At onoe she spoke re
proachfully, and In the grotesque ne
gro dialect, which,, however, coming
from Dido's mouth, tnspered no one
"Aha, missy," aald she. In deep gut
tural tones, "you tlnk ob dat yaller
"Maurice! Tes, I'm thinking about
him; and you know why."
Dido's fierce black eyes flashed out
a gleam of rage, and she cursed Mau
rice audibly In some barbaric tongue
which Isabella seemed to understand.
At all events she interrupted the wom
an's speech with an lmperioua gesture
"No more of that. Dido. You know
that I love Maurice; I wish to marry
him. Why are you so bitter against
"He take you from me."
"Well. If I marry anyone the same
thing will happen," responded Isabel
la, lightly; "and surely, Dido, you do
not want me to remain a spinster all
"No, missy, no! Tou marry, an ole
Dido am berry pleased. But dat yal-r-ha'r
man, I no like him."
"We are engaged."
Tour tnudder, she say no!"
"Nonsense! She likes Maurice her
elf." Jreplled Isabella, uneasily. "Mau
rice wnts our engagement kept quiet
for th present, but when I do tell Ma
jor Jen and my mother, I am sure nei
ther of them will object"
"H'm, we see, missy, we see," said
Dido, darkly. "But why you marry
dls man I no llkeT"
"Because I marry to please myself,
not you." said Isabella, sharply. "Oh, I
know your thoughts, Dido; you would
like me to marry David Sarby. The
Ideal as If he can compare with Mau
rice!" "Wrong, missy. I no wish dat man."
"Then Dr. Etwald that horrid,
"Him great man!" said Dido, sol
emnly. "Him berry berry great!"
"I don't think so," retorted Isabella,
rising. "Of course, I know that he is
clever, but as to being great he Isn't
known beyond this place." She walked
to the end of the veranda, and stood
for a moment In the glare of the sun
shine. Suddenly an Idea seemed to
trlko her, and she turned towards the
"Dido, you wouldn't Ilka to see me
the wife of Dr. Etwald!"
"Tea, missy. Him berry big great
man! He lub you. Ha told old Dido
"He seems to have been very confi
dential." said Isabella, scornfully, "and
from what I have seen. Dido, he has
some Influence over you."
"No," said the negress. But while her
tongue uttered the denial, her eyes
rolled uneasily round the lawn, as
though dreading some Invisible presp
no. "No, missy. Dido a great one.
you know. She no 'frald ob dat doc
tor; but him big man, mlasy; you mar
"I love Maurice!"
"Tou nebber marry him, missy. Neb
ber, nebber! I make de spell I know.
De spell say dat doctor he marry you!"
"Well, Dldo,. we will see. And now
She never finished what she was
about to say, for at that homent Dido
stretched out one arm. Across the lawn
there crept a wlien, grey-haired little
man, with a cringing manner. He was
white, but darkish In the skin, and
there was something negroid about his
face. This dwarfish little creature was
a tramp, who had become a pensioner
of Isabella's. He had attached himself
to ber like some faithful dog, and rare
ly failed to present himself at least
once a day.
What his real name was nobody
knew, but he aald that he was called
Batters. He was cringing, dirty, and
altogether an unpleasant object to
look upon; but Isabella was sorry for
the creature, and aided him with food
and a trine of money. It may be here
mentioned that Batteraea, although he
knew nothing of Obi, was terribly
afraid of Dido. Perhaps some Instinct
In tha negro blood for he undoubtedly
had something African In his veins
made him fear this unknown priestess
"Well. Batteraea," said Isabella,
kindly, "how are you to-day T"
"Very well. lady, very well. Indeed, I
met Mr. Aylmer, and ha gave ma a
That waa generous of html But.
"Because X said that a certain lady
"Now, now," laughed Isabella, "no
saovo of that nonsense. Batteraea." She
turned and ran along the veranda Into
tha house. The tramp and the negress
"What de doctor say?" said Dido, In
a low-voiced whisper.
"Two words. The devll-stlck."
The negress started, and threw up
her hands In surprise.
CHAPTER IV. '
Evidently there was an understand
ing between these two strange crea
tures, and thereby an occult connec
tion with the Ideas and doings of Dr.
Etwald. What the trio were plotting
against Isabella and her lover remains
to be seen; but it can be guessed eas
ily that the message of the devil-stick
carried by Batteraea to Dido waa of
Batteraea himself knew nothing of
Its esoterlo meaning, but to the ne
gress the mention of the emblem con
veyed a distinct understanding. She
let her arms fall listlessly by her side,
and. with an unseeing gaze she stared
at tha green trees bathed In hot sun
shine. After a moment or so, she mut
tered to herself In negro Jargon, and
clenched ber hands.
"Beall the wand of sleep! the bring
er of death!"
"What are you saying. Dldor asked
Batteraea, his feeble Intellect scared
by the fierce gestures and the unknown
"I say deep things which you no un
derstand. Look at ole Dido, you white
Batteraea whimpered, and, rubbing
one dirty hand over the other, did as
he was requested with manifest unwil
lingness. With an Intensity of gaze,
Dldo glared at him steadily, and swept
her hands twice or thrice across his
face. In a moment or so the tramp
was In a state of catalepsy, and she
made use of his spellbound Intelli
gence to gain knowledge. There was
something terrible In her powers being
thus exercised in the full sunlight
"De debble-stlck. Whar Is it?"
"In the house of Major Jen. In a
little room, on the wall, with swords
As he said this in a monotonous tone.
Dido looked across the tree tops to
where the red roofs of "Ashantee"
showed themselves against a blue July
sky. Bhe hook her fist at the distant
house, and again addressed herself Im
periously to Batteraea, commanding:
"Tell ole Dldo ob de debble-stlck."
"It Is green, with a handle of gold,
and blue stones set Into the gold."
Dldo bent forward, and touched the
tramp on his temples.
"See wldln dat stick," she muttered,
eagerly. "I wish to see."
"There is a bag In the handle," re
peated Batteraea, with an effort "Un
der the bag a long needle," then, after
a pause, "the needle Is hollow."
"Is der poison In de bag, In de hol
low ob de needle?"
"No!" said Batteraea, again. "The
poison Is dried up!"
At this moment a noise In the house
disturbed Dldo, and with a pass or two
she released Batteraea from the hyp
notlo spell. He started, rubbed his
eyes, and looked drowsily at the tall
negress, who bad resumed hor Impas
"What hava you been doing, Dldo?"
he asked, stupidly.
"Obi?" was the brief reply. "You
hab told old Dldo what she wish about
'The devll-stlck," repeated the
tramp. In wide-eyed surprise. "I don't
know anything of It Dr. Etwald met
me, and ses he, 'Tou go to Miss Dal
las,' and I ses, 1 does;' and he ses,
'You'll see Dldo,' and I ses, 'I will;' and
he ses, 'Say to her "Devll-stlck," an' I
ses, 'Right y'are, sir.' But es to know
"Dat nuffln!" said Dldo, with a lord
ly wave of her hand. "I black; you
hab de black blood In youse also. I
mek you do Obl. Um!"
"What's Obl? What's you torkln'
of?" asked Batteraea, rather nervous
ly. "An' 'ow does you know I hev
black blood r
"Obl say dat to me. Tour mudder
"Yah!" cried Batteraea, derisively.
"You're out of It My mother white;
but my father," here he hesitated, 'and
then resumed "Yes, you're right Dl
do; my father was a negro! A Seedee
boy who waa fireman on a liner."
"I hab seen dat" replied Dldo, nod
ding her head. "Black blood In youse,
an' I can do Obl on you. I send your
spirit to de house of Massa Jent You
tell me ob de debble-stlck. But X take
car ob you. Now git to da kitchen;
dere am food for you."
Tha old man's eyea brightened In an
tlclpatlon of a feast and he shuffled
off round tha corner as quickly as his
aga would allow him, Dldo looked
after him for a moment considering
tha message ha had brought from Dr.
Etwald. and then began to think of
Bhe knew very well what It was,
for her grandmother had been carried
oft as a slava from the west coast of
Africa, and knew all about Ashantee
sorcery and fetish rites. These she
had repeated to her granddaughter, Dl
do, with tha result that Dldo. cherish
ing these recollections, knew oxaotly
how to use tha wand of sleep. She had
spoken about It to Dr. Etwald, quite
Ignorant that Jen kept on as a curios
ity, and now Etwald had Intimated
through Batteraea that he wished her
to do something in connection with the
stick. What that something might be,
Dldo, at the present moment, could not
Bhe had exerted ber magnet! aad
ujyuouc influence over Batteraea, not
that she wished for a detailed descrip
tion of the wand, for already she knew
Its appearance, but because it might
happen that It would be necessary to
use the tramp for certain purpose
connected with the discovery of se
crets. Dldo exercised a strong Influ
ence over this weak old creature.
Battersea waa supposed to be a
Christian; but the barbaric fluid In his
veins Inclined him to the terrible gro
tesqueness of African witchcraft and
Dldo and her words stirred some dim
Instinct In his mind. The negress saw
that accident had placed In her way a
helpless creature, who might be of use
In her necromantic bualneas; there
fore, by hypnotising him once or twice,
she contrived to keep him within her
power. All of which fantasy would
have been denied by the average news
paper reader, who cannot Imagine such
things taking place In what he calls
euphoniously a Christian land. But
this happened, notwithstanding.
Having dismissed Batteraea, the ne
gress turned to seek Isabella. She was
so devoted to her nursling that ahe
could hardly bear to be away from
herj and since her Infancy Isabella bad
scarcely been absent an hour from her
strange attendant The girl had gone
Into the drawing-room, where Mrs.
Dallas was still sleeping; and there,
relieved for tha moment from tha pry
ing eyes of the negress, she took a
letter out of her pocket It was from
Maurice, stating that he was coming
to see her that afternoon at I o'clock,
as he had something particular to say.
It waa now close upon the hour, and
Isabella was wondering how she could
get rid of Dldo, whom she did not
wish to be present at the coming Inter
view. The Inborn Jealousy of th
woman, and her advocacy of Dr. Et
wald' suit, made her an unpleasant
third at such a meeting; moveover,
Maurice Instinctively disliked this sul
len creature, and was never quit easy
In her presence.
Finally, Isabella decided to slip
round back of the house . and meet
Maurice at the gate. She put on a
straw hat, and ran lightly away to see
her lover. She passed out by a side
door, danced like a fairy across the
Intervening space of lawn, and slipped
laughingly into the narrow path which
wound through the wood to th ave
nue near the gates.
Just aa she emerged Into the open,
she heard a sharp click, and saw
Maurice approaching. He waa dress
ed In his flannels, and looked particu
larly handsome, she thought; the more
so when she beheld his face lighting
up at her unexpected appearance. The
magnetism of love drew them Irresisti
"My own dear love," he murmured,
softly. "How good of you to meet
"I came down here to escape Dldo,"
explained Isabella, slipping her hand
within his. "You don't like her to be
"I don't like her in any case, my dar
ling. She Is like a black shadow of
evil alwaya at your heels. I must get
your mother to forbid her trespassing
upon our meetings."
"My dear Maurice, how can you pos-"
sibly do that' when you refuse to tell
my mother of our engagement?"
'"Oh, I had a reason for keeping our
engagement secret but it is no longer
necessary, and I am going straight to
ask your mother to give me this dear
hand in marriage. If she consents, w
will soon get rid of Dido."
"But my mother may not consent,"
said Isabella, a trifle nervously.
"Why not? I have a profession and
a small property. We love one anoth
er dearly, so I don't see what ground
she has for refusal. I wish to tell your
mother of our engagement; for I must
rescue you from the Influence of that
dark Jezebel She is dangerous."
"I know she Is; but she hates you!"
"I don't care for her hate," replied
Maurice, carelessly. "It is a poor
thing, and cannot possibly harm me
Surely Mrs. Dallaa will not let herself
be guided In so Important a business
by the will and feelings of that black
(To be continued.)
The Moat Dramatlo Seme la the
History of Foatalnebleaa.
It was at Fontalnebleau that Napo
leon received the Pop In 1804. It was
at Fontalnebleau that he imprisoned
th Pop th apartment which served
aa his prison Is still shown In 1812
and 1813. Finally, for Nemesis would
hav it so, It was at Fontalnebleau
that Napoleon signed his abdication
and said farewell to his army In 1814.
coming down the horseshoe staircase
at th head of Cour du Cheval Blanc
and placing himself at th head of the
guard as If for a review.
"For twenty years." he said, "I hav
been well content with you and you
have always been with me on th path
of glory. With your help and that of
all th brav men who are still loyal
I could hav carried on tha war for
thro year longer, but Franc would
hav suffered, and I did not wish that
"I might hav died that would hav
been easy but I would not I prefer
to follow th path of honor and to
writ th history of our exploits.
"I cannot embrace you all. but I will
embrace your general. Coma, General
Petit Bring m th eaglet Dear
aglet May thee kisses find their ch
In every brav man's heart!
"Farewell, my children!"
That surely Is th most pathetl a
It Is also th most dramatic seen In
th Whole history of Fontalnebleau.
T. P.'a London Weekly.
Th Natara ef It,
"A hotel keeper has an occupation
which Incline him to amiability"
"Beoauso to all Inquiries about
rooms, no matter how put. he like to
gtv a ult answer." Baltimore
American capitalists are trying to
form a merger of vry aero of timber
producing land la Novl Scotia. Urt
MILLIONS TO FIGHT SHARKS.
Plan Is to Charge Only Legal Rates
on Furniture Security.
New York, April 4. Mrs. Russell
Sage has inaugurated a state-wide plan
to thwart the loan sharks who fatten
upon the necessities of the poor. She
has returned from her trip across the
continent to put into immediate effect
measures to save the unfortunate from
the exactions of the usurer.
The Sage millions will capitalize a
chain of model loan establishments
which will advance money to the poor
on their household goods at the legal
rate of interest.
The plan has been prepared by the
Sage Foundation in cooperation with
Orion H. Cheney, state superintendent
of banks, and awaits only Mrs. Sage's
Mr. Cheney, who has been waging a
bitter war upon the loan sharks, said
"When the Sage Foundation enters
this field not only will it accomplish a
most worthy mission, but at the same
time it can be made financially profit
able. The concerns which take unfair
advantage of the unfortunates who are
financially embarrassed will be either
driven out of the business or forced to
conduct their business on the same fair
basis as the Sage Foundation."
Mr. Cheney said he believed the poor
who have to resort to the securing of
loans on their furniture should be cared
for in preference to the class that se
cures advances on salary.
AVIATOR SWOOPS TO
DEATH ON ROCKS.
Fan Sebastian, Spain, April 4. An
other French aviator has met death
while making a flight in an aeroplane.
Hubert Leblon, who, prior to his tak
ing up aeroplaning was a noted auto
mobilist, was killed while making an
exhibition flight here yesterday.
He was circling the royal palace of
Miramar at a height of 140 feet when
his motor broke. He attempted to
glide back to the shed, but the ma
chine turned and swooped with terrific
force against the rocks. The aviator
was crushed. '
Mme. Leblon witnessed the "accident
and when the body was recovered from
the sea, she rushed shrieking towards
the ambulance to which it was being
carried. She threwBherself upon the
lifeless form, kissing, it repeatedly and
refusing to be led away. As theeath
er was stormy, Leblon 's flight was un
expected and only a few people as
sembled to see the start . After the
start, 'however, an enormous crowd
quickly gathered and followed the body
to the police hospitaL There was an
examination, but the doctors were only
able to confirm that death must have
ITALIANS CHEER ROOSEVELT. '
Seen In Theater at Naples Receive'
Naples, April 4. Ex-President
Roosevelt was given a tremendous re
ception at the Theater San Carlos,
where he attended a performance to
night The Americans : in the boxes
started the cheering, which was taken
up by a great body of . students seated
in the third gallery. Colonel Roose
velt rose and bo wed his acknowledge
ments, which only served to increase
the tumultous applause.
During an intermission students ' to
the number of 200 marched to the rear
of Colonel Roosevelt's box, where they
were presented to the ex-president by
Professor Boggiano, of the University
of Naples, who, in a graceful speech,
recalled the' colonel's parting injunc
tion to President Taft, that the great
est problem for the United States was
the maintenance of a the moral well
being and strength of the people.
Professor Boggiano said that this was
also the greatest problem for all coun
tries. Colonel Roosevelt replying, appeal
ed to the students to aspire to the high
est ideals, but warned them that their
aspirations must be coupled with prac
"Life is a struggle," he said. "You
must not keep in the clouds. Your
ideals must be such aa can be real
ized." Pet Dog Funeral Elaborate.
, Chicago, April 4. Beth, a blooded
cocker spaniel which has won many
blue ribbons at bench shows, is dead,
but if there is any post mortem satis
faction for a departed canine in an
elaborate funeral, Beth must have it
Wrapped in an embroidered opera coat
her casket lined with the trophies of
her show victories, Beth was buried be
neath a fin old mission willow yester
day, sorrowing friends witnessing the
ceremony. Beth waa th pet of Miss
Suzette Newton, :the young daughter
of Mrs. California Newton.
Switchmen Ask Increase.
Cincinnati, April 4. Committees
representing 900 (switchmen employed
in the Cincinnati division visited offi
cala of the roads today to present de
mands for changed working conditions
and higher pay, based upon the Chi
cago rate. The men affected are th
Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago A St
Louis; th Chesapeake A Ohio; the
Cincinnati, Hamilton A Dayton; the
Cincinnati Southern and the Baltimore
& Ohio Southwestern.
Students Ha v Hat Bonfire.
Delaware, O., April 4. Cheering
for the ancients, who never had bald
heads, or ought never to have had
them, the boy students of Ohio Wes
ley an university, last night made a
bonfire of their hats. Dancing around
the bonfire, they swore never again to
imperil th hair of their beads by
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AND
PROGRESS OF OUR HOME STATE
EXTEND PORTAGE ROAD.
State Commission Arranges to Fi
nance Project at The Dalles.
The Dalles Work will be commenc
ed on the construction of the extension
of the state . portage road from Big
Eddy to The Dalles as soon as the
contract can be signed up and the con
tractors get their plant on the ground.
Judge W. J. Marriner, member of the
state portage commission, and Mr.
Newell, of the enigneering firm of
Newell, Clossett & Walsh, who at the
suggestion of the commission has done
the engineering work on the extension,
had a meeting (with the city council
and arrangements were made that in
sures the speedy completion of the
It was explained by Mr. Newell and
Judge Marriner that the cost of the ex
tension would be about $70,000, and
that only $60,000 of the appropriation
made by the last legislature is avail
able. Therefore the commission would
be short about $10,000. This state of
affairs was anticipated by the city
council some time ago, and an ordin
ance was passed authorizing the sale
of $10,000 bonds, the money to be ex
pended in building bulkheads at the
lower terminus of the portage road and
the inclines leading to it
The extension of the portage to be
built commences at Big Eddy, some
three miles above The Dalles, and
reaches navigable water and a safe
harbor at the foot of Washington
street At the terminus will be bulk
heads on which freights may be con
veniently transferred from river
steamers to wharf boats or onto cars
that may be run in on the incline, or
may be discharged from cars directly
into the steamers.
The construction of this extension
will complete the connecting " link of
river transportation with ' the lower
river and the upper Columbia and
Snake rivers. Since the completion of
the state portage around the falls of
Celilo there has been a connection be
tween the upper and lower river, but it
has not been practicable to handle
heavy freight over this line, because
of the poor facilities for transferring
it from boats to the portage road at
the lower terminus.
Water for 73,000 Acres.
- Salem At a meeting of the. desert
land board recently State Engineer
Lewis and Attorney General Crawford
were authorized to enter into a con
tract with the Almoral-Evans company
for the reclamation of 73,000 acres of
arid lands in what is known as . the
Powder River valley project Negot
iations have been pending for a year
since the first announcement of the
project was made.
- The total cost of the project will be
$3,800,000. It is, in fact two separ
ate projects combined, and the segre
gation to be reclaimed lies in Baker
county within easy access from the
main line of the Oregon Railway &
Navigation company. About 40,000
acres only is government land, the rest
being in private ownership. The work
will go ahead as Boon as the necessary
withdrawals can be secured from the
The largest project includes a dam
in Thief valley 110 feet high and a
concrete and solid rock distributing
canal nine miles long, with a carrying
capacity of BOO cubic feet of water per
second. The other division will bring
water through Creston hill by means of
a cement lined tunnel two miles long
from Balm creek. All the Bmaller
feed canals will be cement lined.
Model Farm in Jackson County.
Medford The Oregon Good Roads
association has offered to build a model
road one mile long free in Jackson
county. The association asks only that
the county officials furnish the labor
necessary for the building of the road.
Colonel Frank Ray has offered to give
the crushed rock necessary for the
building of the road. The association
believes that by building a model road
its superiority and advantages will
mak everyone a good roads advocate.
Warships for G. A. R. Encampment.
Washington Senators Boume and
Chamberlain have requested the secre
tary of the navy to send one or two
warships to Astoria for the twenty
ninth annual encampment of jthe G. A.
R. of Oregon, June 21 to 24, and have
been assured that the request will be
granted if possible. Definite action
will be delayed a few days to deter
mine whether the ships will bo availa
ble at that time.
Plenty of Water at Athena.
Athena Either because of the re
cent election or because of the abund
ant rainfall, the springs which supply
the city of Athena with water are
gushing forth with abundance. The big
reservoir is running over and the sound
of the pump has ceased. The Athena
people are delightei to have abundance
of soft water.
Medford Raises $25,000.
' Medford The $25,000 for the Carter
Lake highway that was expected to be
signed for this city has been subscribed
after the subscription paper was in cir
culation only two weeks. Now that
Medford has pledged $25,000 towards
the road's construction, people of the
entire state will be asked to lend their
aid to the enterprise.
Many Trees for Hood River.
Hood River Several hundred thou
sand trees have already been shipped
into the Hood River valley this season
on account of the inability of the three
local nurseries to supply the heavy demands.
HOLD WATERWAYS CONVENTION
Willamette Valley Delegates to Meet
in Albany April 14.
Albany The improved waterway
convention which will be held at Al
bany on April 14 for the purpose of se
curing the co-operation of Willamette
valley towns in organizing a syste
matic campaign for the improvement
of the Willamette river,' promises to
bear early fruit The United States
government will be asked by the con
veniton of all commercial bodies in the
valley to make a $3,000,000 appropria
tion for river improvements. Follow
ing the action of the joint meeting of
the Albany Business Men's association
and the Albany commercial club, held
here recently, invitations to attend the
convention have been issued by the
commercial club to the following cities
and towns: Corvallis, Brownsville,
Canby, Dayton, Dallas, Estacada, Eu
gene, Harrisburg, Hillsboro, Indepen
dence, Jefferson, Junction City, Lafay
ette, Lebanon, McMinnville, Mount
Angel, Newberg, North Yamhill, Ore
gon City, Salem, Scio, Sheridan,
Springfield, New Era, Stayton, Wil
lamette, Gervais, Brooks, Turner, Hub
bard, Halsey, Aurora and Silverton.
Klamath Falls Depot Finished.
Klamath Falls The finishing touch
es have been put on the magnificient
depot erected by the Southern company
In this city. No date for the formal
opening of the building has been an
nounced and will not be until word is
received from San Francisco.
When it was announced that the rail
road company had decided to erect in
this city a depot that would cost in
the neighborhood of $20,000 few peo
ple believed that that amount would be
invested in the structure.
But instead of a $20,000 structure
the company has given the city one
that will cost nearer $40,000, and one
that surpasses in elegance anything of
its kind in the west The fact that
the Southern Pacific has seen fit to
give Klamath Falls such a fine building
is indicative of what that company ex
pects this city to be. The depot is the
direct outcome of the petition that
was sent to Chief Engineer Hood, ask
ing that this city be favored with what
the company expected Klamath Falls
Realty Active at Elgin.
Elgin The following deals were re
ported last week : David Lind to A.
Hill, 11-acre orchard tract south of
Elgin for $3,500; S. M. Slough, one
half block in North Elgin to Walter
Bliss, of Portland; the Union Estate
company to S. M. Slough one and one
half blocks in. North Elgin; Hackett
Lumber company, one block in Hind
man' addition to L. Davis. Walter
Hill sold his 63-acre ranch and Mrs.
Baker her 60-acre ranch.
Addition -to Madras Sold.
Madras The recently platted Boyce
addition to Madras was sold to W. H.
Taylor, of Spokane, and Max Luedde
man, of Portland, for $7,000. There
is about 17 acres in the tract The
Oregon Trunk line railway passes
through the land. The plat lies well
for warehouse and railway siding pur
poses. Will Build Two Hotels.
Klamath Falls Work is to be begun
in the near future on a three-story ho
tel in the Hot Springs addition. The
building permit for the structure has
been granted. This, together with the
$50,000 hotel planned by the Liver
mores, will give the city ample ac
comodation in the hotel line.
Wheat Track prices : Bluestem.
vi.uiiiiu.uo; ciud, avigjasc; red .Rus
sian, 96c; valley, $1.
Barley Feed and brewing, $27
27.50 per ton.
Corn Whole, $34; cracked, $35.
Hay Track prices: Timothy, Wil
lamette valley, $2021 per ton; East
ern Oregon, $2324; alfalfa, $17.60
18.50; grain hay, $1719.
Oats No. 1 white, $29(3130.
Fresh fruits Apples, $1.253 per
box; pears, $1.601.75; cranberries.
$8(3)9 per barrel.
Potatoes Carload buying prices:
Oregon 6060c per hundred; sweet po
tatoes, 8(31-3 1c per Dound.
Onions Oregon, $1.601.75 per
Vegetables Turnips, $11.25 per
ruuiuagas, i(gji.z6; carrots,
85c$l; beets, $11.25; parsnips, 75
Butter City creamery, extras, 86c;
fancy outside creamery, 3436c; store
20c Butter fat prices average lc per
pound under regular butter prices.
Eggs Fresh Oregon ranch,2223c.
Pork Fancy, 13131c per pound.
Veal Fancy, llj121c per pound.
Lambs Fancy. 15Cdl8e Der nnunri.
Poultry Hens, 2021c; broilers, 27
t,oc; oucks, zKazac; geese, Z728c;
turkeys, live, 2225c; dressed, 25
29c; 'squabs, $5 per dozen.
Cattle Best steers, $6.256.75;
fair to good steers, $5.606; strictly
good cows, $5.606; fair to good, $5
5.25; light calves, $6??7; heavy
calves, $4 5; bulls, $3.60 4.25;
Sheep Best wethers, $7.608; fair
to good, $6.607; good lambs, $812.
Hogs Top, $11.25; fair to good.
Wool Eastern Oregon, 1620c per
pound; valley, 2224c; mohair,
choice, 23ff;25c. .
Cascara bark, 415c
Hides Dry hides, $1617c per
pound; dry kip, 16ff,17c; dry calfskin,
146115c; salted hides, 78c; salted
calfskins, 14c; green, lc lees."
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