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OF OILLIAK COUHTY. OF AST PAPS3 TSI COUHTY. GO'ND rvilIMM ! imuaafeAf ar i H.. A. PATTISON.... Editor ae rroprlaiar. ADVIKTlBIHa BATBS. UoJtL rntaMMil wd Mt BH& lOMktii eol am a. as Saslaaaa looela wta be aaarsa at IS tttl t CBICRirTION KATKIl PBB TaSF (In e4vBne).M.M.M.Mm,.MM.-f'l M (I eul paid la tdriiiit,HimiiwHwiwi 1 Its noullii . ............ t W 1 brae month. blM tat tfat laaarttsa aM I Matt pes Um lkr aflat. Lata! eOaitiwaiM via ta ait eease a fcets4 to IM aartr ertartaf tfeata, at to,! VOL. XI. CONDON, GILLIAM CO., OliEGON, TlItntSDAY, JULY 25, 1901. NO. 20. aa4 &U taf tata UUartl to AuaiaM ON Gjl fpOORjIOUSE TOjpALAGE CHAPTER XIX. The nmrnln train bound for Albany IimkI m lb d.-pot, waiting tli, algiial to tart, (in I Juat before lb, dual "all board" mm iMiii'K'il Lnn Uom, niulp- ilrur, slowly up, ami from It allifbt rd Mr, Lincoln, benriu In liU arms tili daughter, whose head reited wearily up on hi .liniil'I'T. Aet-ompauylna; Mm wer bin wire, Jenny and a gray rlrl man, the family ihyk'lan, Together Htey entered tht rear ear, ami luatautly there waa a hasty turning of heads, a shaking of i nrU an I low wbiapere, at eaeb nirtlced and commented upon the nn earthly beauty of How, who In br fath er' arm. lay aa If wholly ribauated with lb effort mIii bail mail. TIih alk'ht of her. ao young, to fair ami appareutly no low, huahed all eelflab feel ings, ami a Kay bridal party who bad taken poaaeaalon of th ladles" aaloon lm ttteillntely cam forward offering It to Mr, Lincoln, who readily accepted It, in J laying Itoae upnn the long settee, be tnad her aa comfort able aa polll with tba numeroua pillow, and cuablona be had brought with blm. Ai tba rreakluc ' flu moved alowly out of Boston Uoaa eked that the wludow miitht be raised, and. Iran I nil v-on her elbow, aba lookad out upou b-r lutiva city, wbhh aba waa leaving forever. Toward nightfall of th neat day they reached (Jim wood, and Hoae, mora fa tlguol than aba wai wilting to acknowl elici, now that ab waa ao determined to get well, waa lifted from tba carriage and carried Into tha boti. Mra. How land bftateued forward to receive her, and for once Uom forgot to notice wheth er tba cut of her cap waa of tbia year'a faahlon or last. "I am weary,"' aha aald. - "Lay me where I can tvt." And with the grand mother leading the way, the father car rled hia child to the chamber prepared for her with ao'uuich rare, "It'a woraa than I thought 'twaa," aald Mra. Ilowlnnd, returning to tha parlor below, where her daughter had thrown herclf with a algh upon tha chlnti-covt r ed lounge, "It'a a deal wuraa than I thought 'twaa. Hain't he catched cold, or lieen expoaed aimo wayT" "Not In the leaat," returuml Mra. Lin coln, twirling tba golden atopper of her atiielllng bottle. "The foundation of her alt-kneaa wa, laid at Mount llolyoke, and tha whole faculty ought to bo Indicted for manslaughter." Jenny 'a clear, truthful eyea turned to ward her mother, who frowned darkly, and continued: ".She waa aa well aa any on until aha went there, and I conalder it my duty tao warn all parenta agnlnat aending their daughter, to a place whero neither health, manner, nor anything elae la attended to except religion and bouae work." Jenny bad not quite got over her child hh habit of occnalonally aetting her moth er right on aume point,, and ahe could not f or lien r aaylng that Dr. Kleber thought Itoae had lnjurd heraclf by at tending Mra. Ituaaell'a party. "Dr. Klelicr doean t know any more about It than I do," returned her mother, "lie', alwaya minding other folk a' bual jieaa, and ao are you. I gutna you'd bet ter go upatairs at once, and aee if Itoae doean t want aomething." Jenny obeyed, and aa ahe entered her fdstera clmintMT, Itoae lifted her head languidly from her pillow, and pointing to a window, which had been opened that vlie might breathe more freely, aald. "Juat lint en; don't you hear that horrid jcroaklng?'' ' Jenny laughed aloud, for ahn knew Itoae had heard "that. horrid croaking" more than a hundred times In Chicopee, but in Uleriwood everything tnuat necea aarlly BNHtime a goblin form and aound. Heating lierHelf upon the foot of the bed, ahe aald: "Why, tbnt'a the froga. I love to hear them dearly. It make, me feel both aad and bnppy, juat aa the cricket do that alug under the hearth In our old home at Chicopee." Jenny's whole heart waa in the country and ahe could not ao well sympathize with her nervous, sensitive Bister, who ahrnnk from country sights and country sounds. Accidentally spj lug nme tall lo cust branches swinging in the evening breeze before the cast window, ahe again spoke to Jenny, telling her to look and aee If the tree leaned against the house, "for If it does," anid ahe, "and creaks, 1 ahan't sleep a wink to-night." After asaurlng her that the tree waa all right, Jenny added: "I love to hear the wind howl through these old trees, and were it not for you, I should wish It might blow so that I could lay awake and hear It." When It grew darker and the stars be gan to come out, Jenny was told "to closo the shutters." "Now, Rose," aald she, "you are mak ing half of this, for you know as well aa I that grandma's house hasn't got any shutters."- - "Oh! mercy, no more it hasn't. What shall I do?" said Rose, half crying with vexation. "That coarse muslin stuff is worse than nothing, and everybody'U be looking In to see me." "They'll have to climb to the top of the trees, then," said Jenny, "for the ground descends in every direction, and the road, too, Is so far away. Besides that, who la there that wants to see you?" Rose didn't know. She was sure there was somebody, and when Mrs. Howland came up with one of the nicest little sup pers on a small tea tray, how she waa shocked to find the window covered with her best blankets, which had been packed away In the closet adjoining, "Rose was afraid somebody would look in and see her," said Jenny, as she read her grandmother's astonishment in her face. "Look In and see her I" repeated Mra. Ilowlnnd. "I've undressed without cur talus these forty years, and I'll be bound nobody ever peeked at me. But come," ahe added, "set up and see If you can't eat a mouthful or so. Here's some broil ed chicken, a slice of toast, some currant jelly that I made myself, and the swim mlnest cup of black tea you ever see. It'll eenamost bear up an egg." "Bweetened with brown sugar, ain't Itr aald Itoae. aipplng a llttl of tba tea. In great dlatreas tun good old lady re plied that aba wa out of white sugar, but aoui folks loved brown Juat as well. "I'gb! Taka it away," aald Row. "It makes me alck, and I don't believe 1 ran at another mite,-" but. In aplta of her I" llef, tha food rapidly disappeared, while ha alternately mad fun of tba little silver spoons, her grandmother's bridal gift, and found fault because the Jelly was not put in porcelain Jara Instead of tha old blue earthen teacup, tied over with piece of paper! Until a lata hour that night did Roae keep the whole household on the alert, doing tha thouaaud uaeleaa tbinga which her nervoua fancy prompted. First the front door, nauully secured with a bit of whlttle-ahlngle, muat be nailed, "or aotne body would break In." Next the windows, which in tha rising wind began to rattle, must be made fast with divers knives, eclaaora, coin be and keys; and, lastly, the old clock muat be stopped, for Roae waa not accustomed to ita striking, and It would keep her awake. "Dear ine!" aald tha tired old grand mother, when at about midnight she re paired to her own cosy little bedroom, "how fidgety she is. I should of s' posed that llvlu' in tba city ao, she'd got used to nolaea." In a day or ao Mr. Lincoln and Jenny went bark to Iloaton, bearing with them a, long liat of article which Rom muat and would have. As they were leaving the house Mrs. Howland brought out her black leathern wallet, and, forcing two ten-dollar bill into Jenny'a band, whis pered, "Take It to pay for them thlnga. Your pa baa need enough for hi money, and this la some I've earned along knit ting and aelling butter. At first I thought I would get a new chamber carpet, but the old one answer my tarn very well, so take It and buy Roaa everything ahe wanta. All thia time the thaiikleea girl upatalra waa fretting and muttering about her grandmother's atingineaa In not having a better carpet "than the old, faded thing, which looked aa If manufactured before the flood."' CHAPTER XX. On the aanie day when Roae Lincoln left Boston for Ulenwood Mra. Campbell aat In her own room, gloomy and de pressed. For acvcral days aha had not been well, and bealdea that Klla'a engage ment with Henry Llncolu filled her heart with dark forebodings, for rumor aald that ha waa unprincipled and dlaalpat ed, and before giving her consent Mra. Campbell had labored long with Klla. who Insisted that "he was no worse than other young men most of them drank occasionally, and Henry did nothing morel" On this afternoon ahe had again con versed with Klla, who angrily declared that ahe would marry him even if she knew he'd be a drunkard, adding, "But he won't be. He loves me better than all the world, and I shall help blm to re form." "I don't believe your aister would mar ry him," continued Mrs. Campbell, who was becoming much attached to Mary. "I don't believe ahe would either, and for good reason, too," returned Klla, pettishly Jerklug her long curls. "But I can't see why yon should bring her up, for he has never been more than polite to ber, and that he assured nie was whol ly on my account." "She Isn't pleased with your engage ment!" said Mrs. Campbell, and fc.Ua replied: "Well, what of that? It'a nothing to her, and I didn't mean she should know It, but Jenny, like a little tattler, must needa tell her, and ao she has read me a two hours' sermon on the subject She acted ao queer, too, I didn't know what to thing of her, and when ahe and Henry are together they look ao funny that I al most believe she wants him herself, but she can't have him no, she can't have him," and secure in the belief that she was the first and only object of Henry's affection, Ella danced out of the room to attend to the seamstress who waa doing her plain sewing. After she was gone Mrs. Campbell fell asleep, and for the first time In many a" long year dreamed of her old home In England. She did not remember It her self, but she had so often heard it de scribed by the aunt who adopted her that now It came vividly before her mind, with ita dark stone walls, Its spacious grounds, terraced gardeus, running vines and creeping rosea. Something about it, too reminded her of what Ella had once said of her mother's early home, and when she awoke she wondered that ahe bad never questioned the child more concern tug her parents. She was just lying back again upon her pillow when there was a gentle rap at the door, and Mary How ard's soft voice asked permission to come In. "Yes, do," said Mrs. Campbell. "Per haps you can charm away my headache, which Is dreadful." . "I'll try," answered Mary. "Shall 1 read to you?" "If you please; but first give me my salts. You'll find them there in that drawer." Mary obeyed, but started as she open ed the drawer, for there, on the top, lay a small, old-fashioned miniature of a fair young child, so nearly resembling Franky that the tears Instantly come to her eyes, and Mary replied: "This picture so much like brother Franky. May I look at it?" "Certainly," said Mrs. Campbell "That Is a picture of my sister." For a long time Mary gased at the aweet, childish face, which, with its clus tering curls, and soft brown eyes, looked to her so much like Franky. At last, iirnlnir in Mra. flnmnliell ahn aald. "Ynn must have loved her very much. What was her name?" "Ella Templo," was Mrs. Campbell's reply, and Mary instantly exclaimed: "Why, that was my mother's name." "Your mother. Mary! your mother?" said Mrs. Campbell, stsrtlng op from her pillow. "But noj It csnnot t. our mother Is lying In Chicopee, and Klla, my slater, died is England." Every Dart Ida of color bad left Mary face, and ber eves, now black aa mid night, stared wildly at Mrs. Campbell. Tba sad story, which her mother had one told ber, came back to ber mind. bringing with It the thought which bad bo agitated ber companion. "Yes," she continued, without noticing what Mrs. Campbell had ssid, "my moth er wss Ella Temple, and she had two sisters, one ber own, and tba other a half sister Sarah Fletcher and Jana Temple both of whom came to America many yeara ago." "Tell ma more tell me all you know," blapered Mrs. Campbell, grasping Mary's hand; "and how It came about that I thought she waa dead my aister. I'pon this point Mary could throw no light, but of all that abe had beard from ber mother ahe told, and then Mrs. Camp bell, pointing to ber writing desk, aald: i 'Bring It to me, I muat read that let ter again." Mary obeyed, and taking out a much- soiled, blotted letter, Mra. Campbell ask ed her to read It aloud. It was as fol lows: "Daughter Jane I now take thia oppor tunity of Informing yon that I've lost your slater Ella, and have now no child aaving yourself, who, If you behave wall. will be my only heir. Sometime I wish you were here, ft-e It's lonesome living alone, but I supp e your, better on where you are. Do yon know anything of that girl Sarah? Her cross-grained tinele baa never written me a Word since be left England. If 1 live three years longer I shall come to America, and un til that time, adieu. Your father. "HENRY TEMPLE. "How abort and cold!" waa Mary's first exclamation, for her impressions of. her grandfather were not very agreeable. "It ia like all bis letters," answtred Mrs. Campbell. "But It was cruol to make me tbiuk Ella was desd, for bow else could I suppoae he bad lost her?" Then, as the conviction csme over her that Mary was indeed the child of her own sister, ahe wound her arma about her neck, and kissing her lips, murmured, "My cblld-Mary. Oh, had I known thia sooner, you should not bare been ao cru elly deserted, and little Allie should nev er have died in the almshouse. But you 11 never leave me now, for all that I bar ia yours yours and Ella's." The thought of Ella touched a new chord, and Mra. CampbeU'a tears were rendered leas bitter by the knowledge that she had cared for. and been a mother to, one of her aiater'a orphan children. "I know now, why, from the firat, I felt ao drawu toward Ella, and why ber clear, large eyes are ao much like my own lost darling'a, and even you, Mary " Here Mrs. Campbell paused, for proud aa ahe now was of Msry. there had been a time when thl haughty lady turned away from the sober, homely little child, who begged so piteously "to go with Ella" where there was room and to spare. All this came tip In sad review before Mrs. Campbell, and aa she recalled tha Incidents of ber sister's death, and thought of the nob" little Frank, who often went hungry and cold that bia mother and slaters might be warm and fed, she felt that her heart would burst with ita weight of sorrow. "Oh." said she, "to die so near me my only slater, and I never know It never go near her. I with all my wealth, aa much hers as mine and she dying of starvation." , Wiping the hot tears from her own eyea, Mary atrove to comfort her aunt by telling how affectionately her mother had always remembered her. "And even on the night of her death," said she, "she spoke of you, and bade me, if I ever found yon, love yon for her sake." "Will yon, do you love me?" asked Mra. Campbell. Mary's warm kiss upon ber cheek, and the loving clasp of her arms around her aunt's neck, was a sufficient answer. "Do you know aught of my Aunt Surah?" Mary asked at last; and Mrs. Campbell replied: "Nothing definite." From father we first heard that she was In New York, and then Annt Morris wrote to her nele, mak- lug Inquiries concerning ber. I thluk tba Fletchers were rather peculiar in their dispositions, and were probably jealoua of our family, for the letter was long un answered, and when at Inst Sarah's uncle wrote, he said, that 'Independent of old Temple's aid she had received a good education;' adding further that she had married and gone West, and that be waa intending soou to follow her. He neither gsve the name of her husband nor the place to which they were going, ana as all our subsequent letters were unanswer ed, I know not whether she Is dead or alive; but often when I think how alone I am, without a relative In the world, I have prayed and wept that she might come back; for though I never saw her that I remember, she was my mother's child, and I should love her for that." (To be continued.) Not Enough Men, "Say!" cried the first 'longshoreman, "aln)t ye got any better sense than to be stnokln' while we're handling these kegs o' powder? Don't ye know there was an explosion last week that blowed up a doiseu men?" "Faith," replied Cassldy, "that cud never happen here." "Why not?" "Bekase there's only two ay as work In' here." Philadelphia Tress. The Dead Come to Life. Mr. Thlrtiwun The Jokes the funny men perpetrate nowadays are nothing like those that delighted me when I was a boy. Mr. Fortlwnn-Wait 'till you're a lit tle older. They're now using the ones thRt delighted my boyhood. And, by the way, dou't sny "perpetrate." "Fer petuate" Is the word. Philadelphia Press. A Fmooth Anawer. He Do you think you really need a new dress now? She You don't know anything about It I wish I had known before I mar ried you what a stupid you are. He You might have guessed It easily when I offered to marry 'you. rick- Me-Up. Belf-TanKht. "Learning the cornet, Is be? Who's his teacher?" "He has none. He's his wn tooter." Philadelphia Times. , EVENTS OF Til E DAY FROM THE FOUR QUARTERS OF THE WORLD, 'a A CemprchcMiva Review of the Important Happenings of the Past Vug Presented In Condensed Form fchkii , Mott Uktly(o Prove of Intered ta Our Many Readers. The Havana drydock may be timed to Hubig bay, Luzon. AguinaMo ia irritated tr his con tinued imprisonment. The steel trust will attempt to open several plants this week. Friendly relations tatween Russia and Thibet have been opened, f Hot weather continues in the Brit ish Isles, but relief is predicted. Another heat wave has visited the corn belt of Kansas and Nebraska. Feasants of the Volga, Russia, pro vinces are on the verge of starvation. General Davis has relieved General Kobbe in the southern Philippine islands. Mrs. Kruger, wile of ex-President Kruger, of the Transvaal republic, is dead. International Epworth League con vention at San Francisco lias ad journed. A It is almost certain that the sta tionary firemen's strike will soon be at an end. Major O'Neill, the third mayor of the city of Portland, is dead at his home in Spokane. It is feared that disorder and dis tress'will follow opening of govern ment lands in Oklahoma, The next official mnp of the United States will show the Lewis and Clark route and incidentally advertise the 1905 fair. No move has been made to settle the steel strike. r General taniel Butterficla died at hia home at Craigside, N. Y. - Ear! Russell will enter the plea' of guilty to the charge of bigamy. One man was killed and SO wound ed in religious riots at Saragossa. ; vrva Li. b, j. hum nas abandoned pro ject to establish a newspaper at attle. - . , International convention of Ep worth League has opened in ' San Francisco. The American Sugar Refining'Com pany has reduced the price on all grades of sugar. . Italy is investigating representa tions made regarding alleged lynchiug of two Italians in Mississippi. The British and French navies will unite in a series of maneuvers in order to see which can out general the other. . The tinworkefV union has refused to handle non union plates, thus com ing to the support of the striking tin plate makers. The relief from drought in Kansas was only temporary. The weather has again turned warm and all crops are withering. United States loses suit against Northern Pacific Railroad to cancel patents to about 300,000 acres of land in Washington. Two steamers off New London, Conn,, collided, damaging one of the vessels so that she had to be beached in order to save her from sinking. All the passengers were transferred without mishap. Count Tolstoi is seriously ill. The financial affairs of Porto Rico are in good condition. A woman shot at the French min ister of Public Instruction. Porto Rico will have free trade with the United States after July 25. One man held up two stages in California and secured about f 400. The United States pension rolls in creased fbSJ.WX) during the past year. San Francisco has accepted a gift of 1750,000 Irom Carnegie to be used for public libraries. Three northern Montana cowboys, who turned horsethieves, were lyuch ed by an organized posse. A mob attacked a train at a small station in Mexico, killing seven pas sengers. No cause is known. San Francisco is to be made the strike center of the United States so far as the iron workers are concerned. The sheriff's posse in search of tho Montana bandits have acknowledged themselves defeated and have aban doned the chase. A former student at Annapolis has been committed to an insane asylum. It is claimed the madnses was brought on by being hazed. Bank burglars in an Ohio village held the entire population at bay while they blew open the strong box. They finally escaped without securing any money. William C. Whitney, of New York, paid $50,000 for the two-year-old colt Nasturtium. It is reported that a company at St. Cloud, Fla., has succeeded in making excellent paper from the leaves of the palmetto. i Andrew Atlan, the only surviving founder of the Allan Line Ocean Steamship Co. and president of the line, died at Montreal, Can., at the ge of 80 years, BACK TO THE ARMY Where Qvll Geveramen Mas Been a failure Iiuurrtttioa Not Quilled. Manila, July 22. The United States Civil Commission today an nounced that after three months' trial of a provincial form of govern ment in the Islands of Cebu and Bohol and the Province of Batangas, Lu ton, control of these districts, owing to their incomplete pacification, has been returned to the military author ities, it having proved that the com munities indicated are backward and undeserving of civil administration. The provincial and civil officials of these designated districts will contin ue their functions, but are now under the authority of General Chaffee, instead of that of Civil Governor Taft, as heretofore. General Chaffee has the power arbitrarily to remove from office any or all provincial or civil officials and to abrogate any section of the laws promulgated in these three provinces. The residents of the island of Cebu have protested, but without success, against the return to that island to military control. Several towns in Cebu are still besieged by the insur gents. The insurrection on the island of Bohol has been renewed and insur gent sentiment in the province of Batangas is strong. General Chaffee lias ordered a battalion of the Thir tieth infantry to begin the occupa tion of the island of Mindoro. The province of Batangas will be occu pied by the entire Twentieth infan try. . If. Phelps Whitman!), governor of Benguet province, who was recent ly ordered to Manila for investigation of certain charges against him, pre sented his side of the case to the United States Philippine commis sion. Mr. Whitmarsh denied every charge made against him. An act has been passed organizing the insular constabulary, practically as outlined in dispatches received last March. A provision has been added empowering the chief of the system and either of the four district assistants temporarily to consolidate constabulatories of two or more pro vinces in case of necessity. Inspec tion and discipline of the municipal police will also be controlled by con stabulatory departments. THREE-SCREW CRUISERS. Great Steaming. Radius of Proposed New U S. Warships, Washington, July 22. The plans now under consideration for the new armored cruisers authorized by con gress contemplate such a new depart ure in steaming capacity that these ships will be able to make voyages exceeding any by the ships now in commission and equaling, if not ex ceeding, the long distance trips of any naval warship afloat. Although the plans are not fully passed upon, the main features are pretty well worked out. They provide for a combination of three screws, so separ ated that any one can work inde pendently. By using three screws the ship could develop great speed from 22 to 23 knots, so that she could be listed as a 23 knot ship, But all three screws would be used only in case of emergency. For the purpose of making long voyages only one screw would be used at a time. It is estimated that this would give a speed of 10 knots an hour. By al ternating the screws, the craft could make a voyage of at least 10,000 miles without a stop to recoal, and at the same time she would always have her three screews in readiness to develop a 22 or 23 knot speed in case of ne cessity. APPEALS FOR PROTECTION. Aa EntlUh Subject In Colorado Is Afraid of Mob Violence. Denver, July 22. William Rad- cliffe has appealed to the state to pro tect his property at the Grand Mesa lakes. He says armed men are in possession of his property and threat en to kill his employes if they do not leave Delta county. He arrived in the city last evening and immedi ately entered into consultation with the state game commissioner. The opinion of the attorney general will lie. asked as to the duty of the state. Radcliffe places his loss in young trout alone at $10,000. Radcliffo. who is an English subject, has ap pealed to the British consul for pro tection to his life and property. Will Be Sent to Fort Lawton. Seattle, July 22. The Thirty-sec ond comnanv of coast artillery is an nounced by the local quartermaster's office here as having been detailed to duty at Fort Lawton on ita arrival at Seattle. The company is now in the Philippines and is expected to arrive here within the next 30 days. There are 110 men in the detachment. Th, accommodations atTort Lawton, how. ever, are not sufficient for a two-com panv battery of artillery, and are now being enlarged under a contract recently let by tho government. -Negotiations Still Progressing. London, July 22. In the house of commons today the parliamentary secretary of the foreign office, Lord Cranbourne. informed a questioner that the difficulty which caused the deadlock among the ministers of the foreicn powers at Pekin had reference to the collection of revenues, ear marked for the purpose of indemnity, and that the negotiations at Pekin were still in grogress. NEWS OF THE STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM ALL PART8 OF OREGON. Commercial and Financial tUppeaingj of lm. pot-lance A Brief Review of the Growth and Improvements of the Many Industries Throughout Our Thriving Commawwealth Latest Market Report, Milton is trying hard to get a can nery located there. Wagoneers are doing a heavy wool business freighting out of Lost ine. The Crook county court paid boun ty on 740 coyote scalps last session. Florence people are working for more adequate protection against fire. Bob Whtie quail have been seen in small coveys' near Loetine, Wallowa county. Numerous bands of sheep are headed for the summer pastures in the Green horn mountains. A California lion was seen lately in the suburbs of Marshfield and badly frightened several small children. A. J. Knollin & Co., of Hunting ton, last week brought in 5,000 head of sheep from the Harney county ranges, and shipped them to Soda Springs, Idaho. The work of enlarging the fish house at the Coos river hatchery is about completed and the capacity of the hatchery will thereby be increased to 4,500,000 eggs annually. The Oregon Ground Hog mine. near Austin, has a six foot ledge of free muling gold, which shows good values. A narrow seam in it, rang ing from two to six inches, assays over $6,000 to the ton. F. Ganger, who resides on Birch creek, 12 miles southwest of Pendle ton, seeded only one acre of brome grass on alkali land, and cut three tons of hay from it this season. Scarcely anything but brome grass would have grown on the land. A severe drought is being felt in the Silver Lake country. Numerous bears have been seen in the berry patches of Coos county. Squirrels are bothering the wheat growers in some part of Polk county. Valley farmers have been using lime to keep smut off their wheat, and with good effect. The Lugene Lumber Co. has a drive of 1,000,000 feet of logs coming down the Willamette. A new ferry boat has been built and launched for Hendricks crossing on the McKenzie river, near Eugene. A small fire destroyed JO acres of wheat for Herman Folk, and a culvert on the V. A C. K. Kail road, near Fulton station. Grasshoppers are reported to be swarming the hills and valleys south of Pilot Rock. Serious damage to growing crops is antipipated. The English patridges recently in troduced into Linn county are doing well. Three broods of young ones have been seen near the foot of Knox butte, within a few miles of where they were liberated. Valley farmers report an abundant crop of Chinese pheasants this season There were many old ones which escaped the hunter last fall and this spring being favorable there are more young pheasants than usual. Portland Markets. Wheat Walla Walla, export value, 55c per bushel; bluestem, 57c; valley, nominal. Flour best grades, $2.W3.4U per barrel ; graham, $2.60. Oats White, $1. 32M 1-35 ; gray, $1.30(31.32 per cental. Barley Feed, $17 17.50; brewing, $17 17.50 per ton. Millstuffs Bran, $17 per ton; mid dlings, $21.50; shorts, $20; chop, $16, Hay Timothy, $12:5014 clover, $79.50; Oregon wild hay, $67 per ton. Butter Fancy creamery, 1820c; dairy, 1415c; store, ll12c per pound. Eggs 17 4 18c per dozen. Cheese Full cream, twins, 12c; Young America, 12s13c per pound. Poultry Chickens, mixed, $3.00 3.50; hens, $3.50(4.50; dressed. 10 11c per pound; springs, $2.0034.00 per dosen ; ducks, $3 forold; $2.50 3.00 for young; geese, $4 per dozen ; turkeys, live, 810c; dressed, 10 120 per pound. Mutton Lambs, 3c. gross; dressed, 67c per pound ; sheep, $3.25, gross ; dressed, 66Jc per lb. Hogs Gross, heavy, $5.756; light, $4.755; dressed, 67c per pound. Veal Small. 7 8c; large, 6)4 7 c per pound. Beef Gross top steers, $4. 00 4. 25; cows and heifers, $3.25 3. 50; dressed beef, 6K74C per pound. Hops 1214c per pound. Wool Valley, ll13c; Eastern Oregon, 8l2c; mohair, 2021c per pound. Potatoes $1.251.50 per sack;new potatoes, IreO per pound. Boston will have a college for train ing young women to earn a livlihood. An instrument has been . perfected at Dartmouth college to measure the heat of the stars. An English syndicate is said to have purchased control of 72 zinc and lead mines in Missouri. The American Museum of Natural History is to send an expedition to China to study the life and customs of the Chinese. MAJOR O'NEIL DEAD. Third Msyor af the Cry of Portland, IS56-7- Pernd Away at Spokane. Spokane, Wash., July 22. Major James O'Neill, one of the earliest pioneers of the Northwest, died at 11 o'clock last night. He was the third mayor of Portland. At the time of his death he was deputy clerk of the federal court. He was born at Dunansburg, Schenectadv county, N. Y., February 8, 1826. In 1853 he came west to Oregon. He settled in Oregon City, but Boon went to Port land and became agent for Wells, Fargo & Co. He was elected the third mayor of Portland and held that office during 1856-7. In 1861 he went to Lap wai, in the Ne Perces reservation, as superintendent of ed ucation, and next year took full charge of the agency under a com mission issued July 6, 1862, by Pres ident Lincoln, appointing him Unit ed States Indian agent for the terri tory of Idaho. In 1866, Major O'Neill passed through this country on his way to select land for a reservation, and the land then chosen constitutes the pres ent Coeur d'Alene Indian reserve. He retired from his position in 1868, and May 10 of the following year went bnck to New York state, riding on the first through train on the Cen tral Pacific Railroad from Sacramento to Ogden. He remained about nine years at his native place. In 1878 he returned to the West, locating at Chewelah, Stevens county, Wash., where he was sub-Indian agent, hav ing charge of the Coeur d'AIenes. In 1887 he was elected auditor of Stev ens county. He served two terms. He was then elected to the state sen ate to represent Stevens and Spokane counties. In 1892 he was appointed deputy clerk of the United States district and circuit courts of the east ern division of Washington, which ha held at the time of his death. WEARY OF PRISON. Aguinaldo is Chafing Under His Long Con tinued Restraint. Manila, July 23. Aguinaldo is considerably irritated at his contin ued surreillnace by the American au thorities. Whenever he signs his name he must add the word "pris oner." He refused the request of his friends to write to the insurgent General Malvar, still at large in Southern Luzon, advising him to surrender. He consented to sign a copy of his oath of allegiance with the understanding that it be forward ed to Malvar for the purpose of influ encing his surrender, but under hia signature to the oath he wrote, "Pris oner in Malacanan Prison." General Davis has been ordered to the command of the American troops on the island of Mindanao, and in the Jolo archipelago. General Kobbe, formerly commander of this district, will return to the United States. The transport Sheridan, with the Fourteenth infantry, and Adjutant General Barry on board, sailed from here today. General MacArthur, who left here on the Meade July 4, will embark on the Sheridan, at Na gasaki, for San Francisco. DISTRESS MAY FOLLOW. Many Settlers Rushing Into Oklahoma With Little Monty or Provisions. Fort Sill, O. T., July 23. Disor der and distress, will, it is feared, fol low the actual opening of the Kiowa Comanche reservation, August 6. It is now estimated that fully 150,000 people will have registered for a chance to secure one of the 13,000 claims to be awarded by lottery, when the registration booths close on July 26. Thousands of persons now on the reseravtion," who are neither mechanics nor artisans, and who have little or no money, announce their intention of locating around Lawton, if they fail to win a claim. Campers, who came in prairie schooners by the thousands, generally brought with them provisions sufficient to last from five to 10. days. Continued drought has caused the water to be restricted, and for days a hot wind has prevailed on the prairies, and the temperature has averaged over the 100 mark. With those conditions before them, many are already be ginning to grumble, and when this is followed by disappointment over failure to draw a lucky number, the hope that bore many up will doubt less give way to more serious condi tions. Missouri Changing Its Course. Kansas City, July 22. The Mis souri river has cut its banks at a point eight miles south of Leaven worth and is now pouring part of its waters into the Platte river. Tho bed of the" Platte is being gradually widened, and there is danger that within the next few days the Missouri will be transferred completely to the bed of the Platte. An island five miles long and in some places nearly two miles wide has been formed. If the Missouri adopts this new channel this new land will be transferred from Missov.ri to KansHa. - . . - Destructive Prairie Fires. Denver July 23.- Considerable de struction by forest and prairie fires is reported from different points in the state, directly attributable to the condition of grass and timber from the long dry gpell. Timber fires have been burning several days near Mount Evans, Long's Peak and on the Kenosha range. From Baca and Prowers counties, the center of the stock raising district, come report of destructive prairie fires.