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IVIow, great broad atretch of ocean,
ratm death, lumlwrlng placidly b
m tU the aim' hot ray; above, a aky of
pnltFwt aauri, flecked Iht and there by
dalniy m of K'ift, fleecy cloud; and.,
far Inland, a background of bltfb bllU,
clothed with a tender folia, a very baby
I Mom. jut burmtim Into tba falter life.
Toward Hi wet tbe tree fire way a
lltlli', letting a ral be een, Ibat like a
atraltflii pnl ribbon run between the
greenery for the nace of quite a mile or
so, auit iiitii reaches the atuall tutting vll
laijH Mhtre the almile folk of Ulowrln;
lili'X toll from ouo year' end to (be
other, mime in carclc Joy, aome in ceane
lc Intinr, some, alait! In cruel weeping,
liecauxe of tbow "who will never come
bark to the town."
Aloiu the white road, tbat gleuma
thlratily in the burning amiahlue of tbl
hut midday in June, a carriage ia crawl
ing with quite an aggravating alowue
an antiquated vehicle of a type now al
most mikiiowii. but which once beyond
doubt "rout tin it 't." The carriage, being
an ou on.', tuablea tba people, aa It
piiam-a through the village to f without
undue trouble that the occupnnta of It are
two girl; both very young, both alngular
Ijr alike, thiiHgli lu ilialliirtly - dllTereot
"It i li mni I li it!" aajra the younger girl,
with a little quick motion of the hand
toward the anecplng bay, and the awak
ening tree, and the other glorlea of the
laudNcaiie, "All charming, far better
than I ever dared hoie for; and yet my
ml ml tuUgWi'x me. Vera."
Hie turn a brilliant glance on her aia
ter, full of terrible Imtlnuatlon, and then
laugh a' Utile. Tluu aulinated, ahe la a
very pretty girl, half child, half woman,
a fn.h a the morning, and with eye
like utiirt. She lift one alender black
gloved hand, and placing it beneath her
aUter'a chin, turn her face gently to her.
Kuril a beautiful face! Very like the
Hnnte one bcaide It, yet unlike, too. There
I n touch of andncM round the lovely
Up, a mournful curve; Indeed, a thouglit
fulne too great for her yeara la atamncd
on eveiy feature. A lender, loving, yet
atroug oul hlnc through the ear lie t
eye, and when he amilea it la reluctant
ly, a If vmile all bee life had been for
bidden to her. " -..
"Oh! that remind me," aaid Mlaa Py
aart. "I quite forgot to tell yoq. of It,
but the day before we left Nice, Nell
tiU'wart aaid that thla emwin tyou apeak
of. If he doc exit at all, at all event
loc not do it here."
"Which menn?"
"That either he won't, or can't, life
with hi father. Can't, Nell rather led
me to believe."
"Can't It I. yon may be an re," aaya tha
younger girl, retlely. "Fancy a fatJiet
whoe n can't live with hiuit And yet,
after all, virtuon aatonlahnient ou that
acore I rather out of place who u. I
can imagine just auch a father."
"Well, never mind that," aaya Mlaa I)y
anrt, haittlty.
"Ye. Very good; let na then go from
aire to uncle," aaya her alater with a lit
tle shrug. "Do you think we (hall gain
much by the change? Thla old relative of
our Ih, perhapa, aa delightful aa we. rould
wiah lilni, and yet I wlh father had Dot
left u to hla ender mcrciea,"
"Do not dwell on thnt," aaya Vera,
with nervou hate; "do not aeek for
fault lu the inevitable. He la all that ia
left ua. You know tha audden decision
aroae out of a letter received by father
from Uncle Gregory about a year ago.
When father waawaa dying " She
panaea abruptly, aud a tremor ahakea her
lat word.
The younger girl turns quickly to look
at her. There la Infinite love and com
position In her glance, bnt perhapa a little
contempt, and certainly a little impa
tience. "Do you know," she aaya, "It may aeem
heortloHs positively coarse, If you will,
bnt I do not think onr father waa a man
to excite respect, much lewa love or regret,
or 1 .'.! s
"Oh! It la better not to speak like that,'!
Interrupts Mi Dyaart, In a low, shocked
tone, "Don't do it, darling. I know
what you mean, but ,
"And I know that I shall never forgive
or forget the life be led you," aaya Griael
da, with a certain angry excitement.
"Well, that la over!" aaya Mlaa Dyaart,
with a quick sigh, heavily Indrawn. .
"What waa thla vendetta, thla terrible
lifelong quarrel that was kept up be
tween him and father with auch monoton
ous persistency?"
"Tbat had to do with our grandfather's
will. Papa waa the eldeat son, yet the
property wns left to Uncle Gregory; and
that for no reason at all. Naturally, pnpa
was very angry about it, and accused
Gregory of using undue Influence." '."
"Just so, and of course there Is a good
dear behind that you don't know. There
always is; nobody ever tells quite every
thing. And besides Ohl Oh, Vera!
Oh! what haa happened?" '
Grisclda clutches in an agonised fashion
at the leather side; of the craxy old
chnriot, which hus toppled over to the
. left aide nud stands In a decidedly dissi
pated position. The ancient driver, pre
sumably iiMlocpY luid let the horses wan
der nt their own sweet will, and they be
ing old and (floppy, too, the result was
thnt they hnd dragged two of the wheels
up on a steep bauk and nearly capsited
the carriage.
"Oh, . thank you," says Miss Dysart,
leaning forward and addressing with earn
est glance and heightened color the young
man who had risen descended, perhaps,
sounds plensanter and more orthodox
like a good angel from somewhere-Mhe
wood on their right, no doubt. A fishing
roil. lying ou the rond where he had flung
It when preparing for his Ignoble battle
with those poor old horses, proclaims tne
fact that he has been whipping the stream
thnt glennis here and there brilliantly
through the Interstices of the trees.
,"Oh, no,", says he, lifting his hat, "yon
mustn't thank me. ' It was really nothing.
Toot brutes, I think they were asleep;
they- It Is hot. Isn't It?" This last be
aaya hastily, as If ashamed of bis ani
madversion oa the age of the aorry rattle
la queatloa their hor.es, no doubt; and
there la something wonderfully charming
In the faint apologetic color tbat apring
Into hi cheeks. A he finishes spesking
he looks at Grisclda so bard tbat she feel
It Incumbent on her to return bis glance
and to say something.
"We thought our last hour had come."
she says, laughing softly, and looking at
him a little shyly, but so prettily. "Hut
for you, one cannot aay where we should
be now."
She bowa lo him, and so does her sis
ter quite a graciously, and then the
borae once more commence their snail
like progress, grinding through the dusty
road at the rate of three mile an hour.
The little episode Is over; the young man
cities hi oft hst more firmly on bis
head, picks up hi rod, regard it anx
iously to see tbat no harm ha come to
It, and dlapper once more into the
shelter of the cool wood.
Half aa boor later Ibey are at the en
trance gave of Oreyeoiirt. and practically
at their Journey' end. Both girls, with
an Involuntary movement, crane their
neck out of the carriage to get a first
glimpse at their future home, and then
tarn a dismayed glance on each other.
Anything more dreary, more unfriendly,
yet withal grand In It desolation, could
hardly be seen.
"How .dark it I," aiys Urisdda, a
nervoua thrill running through her, aa
they move ouward beneath tbe shade of
the mighty tree that clasp their arm
lietwecn her aud the glorious sky thus
blotting It out.
A sudden turn brings them within view
of the house. A beautiful old house ap
parently, of red brick, toned by age to a
duller ahade, with many gables, and over
grown in part by trailing ivy, the leave
of which now glisten brightly in the even
ing aunshine. ' ' ,
The coachman, scrambling to the
ground, bids them In a surly tone to
alight. He is tired and cro, uo doubt,
by the nmisual work of the day. And
presently they find themnclve on the
threshold of the open ball door, hardly
knowing what to do next. The shambling
figure of a man about seventy, apjteared
presently from ome dusky doorwsr, he
wave to tbem to enter the room, and,
shutting tbe door again behind them with
a sharp baste, leares them alone with
their new relative, Gregory Dysart.
Vera, going quickly forward, moves to
ward an armchair at the upper end of
the room in which a figure la scaled. She
sees an old man, shrunken, enfeebled,
with a face that la positively ghastly, be
cause of its excessive pallor;- a living
corpse, save for two eye that burn and
gleam and glitter with an almost devilish
"Bo you've come," he says, without
making any attempt to rise from his
chair. "Shut thst door, will you? What
a Tile draught! And don't stand staring
like that, it make me uervous."
His voice- is cold, clear, freexing. It
seeuis to the tired girls standing before
him aa If a breath of ley air had suddenly
fuliea into the hot and stifling room.
"Vera, I presume," says Mr. Dysart,
holding out his lithe white hand to permit
her to press it. "And you are Grisclda?
I need not ask what lunatic chose your
name, as I was well acquainted with
your mother many years ago."
"I feel that I must think you at once,
Uncle Gregory, for your kindness to us,"
say Miss Dysart, gravely, still standing.
"Ay, ay. You acknowledge that," aays
he, quickly. "I have been your best
friend, after all, eh?"
"You have given na a home," continues
Miss Dyaart, in tonea that tremble a lit
tle. "But for you "
"Yea, yeago on," lie thrust out hbj
old miserly face at If atbtrst for further
words. "But for me you would "both
have been cast upon the world's highway,
to live or die as chance dictated. To me,
to me you are Indebted for everything.
You owe me much. Each day you live
you shall owe me more. I have befriend
ed you; I have been the means of saving
you rrom starvation. '
. , If ao corpse-like a face could show signs
of excitement it shows it now, as he seeks
to prove by word and gesture that he is
their benefactor to an unlimited extent.
The hateful emotion he betrays raises in
Griselda's breast feelings of repugnance
and disgust.
"I have consented , to adopt, you," he
goes on presently, his cold voice now cut
ting like a knife. "But do not expect
much from me. ' It la well to come to a
proper understanding at the start, and
so save future argument. Honesty has
made me poor. - You have been, I hear,
accustomed to lead a useless, luxurious
existence. Your father all his life kept up
a most extravagant menage, aud, dying,
left you paupers." He almost hisses put
the last cruel word.
GrUelda starts to her feet.
VThe honesty of which you boast Is not
everything," she aays, In a burning tone.
"Let tue remind you that courtesy, too,
has its claims upon you." ., ' '
"Una! The Word pauper Is unpleasing.
It seems," says he, unmoved. "Before we
'quit this pointy however, one last word.
You are beneath my roof; ,1 shall expect"
you to conform to my rules. I see no one.
I permit no one to enter my doors save
my sou. I will not have people spying
out the nakedness of the land, and specu
lating over what they are pleased to Call
my eccentricities. . They will have me
rich, but I am poor, poor, I tell you. . Al
ways remember that."' ,
, Griselda's features having settled them
selves Into a rather alarming expression,
Misa Dysart hurriedly breaks into the
conversation. ,;,
"If you will permit us," she says, faint
ly, "we should like to go to our rooms, to
rest a little. Jt has been a long journey."
.Her uncle turns and touches the bell
near htm, and Immediately, so immedi
ately aa to lugyeat the idea that ahe h'a
been applying her ear te the keyfaole,
woman enter. , '. , '
"You are singularly prompt," he ssya,
with a lowrlng giaoc and a aneer. "Tula
la Mr. Grunch," turning to Vera, "my
bouiekecper. She will see to your want.
Gruueh, take these young ladles away.
My nerve." with a shudder, "are all un
strung to the last pitch." .
Tbu unceremoniously dismissed, Miss
Dyssrt follows tbe housekeeper from fbe
room, Grisclda having preceded her,
Through tbe huge dark ball and op tbe
wide, moldy staircase they follow their
guide, noting as they do ao tbe decay
thst marks everything around. '
She fling wide a door for the girls to
enter, and then abruptly departs without
offering them word or glance. They are
thankful to be tbns left atone, and In
voluntarily taud still and gaze at each
other. Vera la very pale, and her breath
I coming rather fitfully from between her
parted lip.
. "He look dying," abe ssya, at last,
spesking with a heavy sigh, and going
nearer to Grisclda, as It unconsciously
seeking a closer companionship. "Did you
ever see anch a face? Don't yoa think
he I djiug?"
"Who can tell?" says GrUelda. "I
might think it, perhaps, bnt for hla eyes.
They" he shudder "they look a If
they couldn't die. What terrible eyes
they are! and what a vile old man alto
gether! Good heavens', how did be dare
so to insult u! I told you, Vera" with
rising excitement "I warned yoa that
our coming here would be only for evil."
A moment Inter a knock comes to tbe
door. -
"Will you be, pleased to come down
stair or to have your tea here?" de
maud the harsh voice of tbe housekeep
er from tbe threshold.
"Here" is on Vera' Hp, but Grisclda,
tbe bold, circumvent ber.
"Down stairs," he say, coldly, "when
we get some hot water, and when you
send a mid to help u to unpack our
"There are no maid in this house,"
replies Mr. Grunch, sullenly. "You must
either attend to each other or let me help
"Xo maid!" ssys Griselds.
"Xone," briefly.
"And my room? Oh is this mine, or
Ml Dysart'?"
"Both your and Mis Dysart'; sorry
if it ain't big enough," with a derisive
glani-e round the huge, bare chamber.
"You mean, we are to have but one
room between us?"
"Just that, mis. Neither more nor
less. And good enough, too, for those
as "
"In-ave the rooru," saya Grisclda, with
a sudden, sharp intonation, ao unexpect
ed, so withering, that the womau, after
a surprised stare, turns and wlthdrawa.
A few days luter the girls are sitting
in the garden. It is a beautiful day.
Even through the eternal shadow that
encompass the gsrden, and past the thick
yew hedge, the hot beams of tbe sun arc
"A day for gods and goddee." cries
Grisclda, springing suddenly to her feet,
and flinging far from ber on the green
sward tbe mosty volume she bad purloin
ed from the mustier library about an hour
"Perhapa I'll never come back. The
spirit of adventure ia full upon me, and
who knows what demons inhabit that uo
knowu wood? So, fare thee well, sweet,
my love! and when you see me, expect
me." She presses a sentimental kiss up
on her sister's brow, averring that a
"brow" is the only applicable part of her
for auch a solemn occasion, and ruaa
lightly down toward the hedge.
She runs through one of the openings
in the hedge, crosses the graveled path,
and, mounting the parapet, looks over to
examine the other side of the wall on
which ahe stands, after which she com
mences ber descent One little foot she
slips Into a convenient hole in it, and then
the other into a hole lower down, and ao
ou and on, until the six feet of wall are
conquered and she reaches terra firma,
aud finds nothing between her and the
desired cool of the lovely woods.
With a merry heart ahe plungea into
the dark, sweetly scented home of the
giant trees, with a green, soft pathway
under her foot, and, though ahe knows It
not, her world before her.
It is an entrancing hour. She has stop
ped short in the middle of a broad, green
space encompassed by high hills, though
with an opening toward the west, when
this uncomfortable conviction grows clear
to her that ahe is lost. She is not of the
nervous order, however, and keeping a
good heart looks hopefully around her.
Far away over there, in the distance,
stands a figure lightly lined against the
massive trunk of a sycamore, that most
unmistakably declares itself to be a man.
His back Is turned to her, and he ia bend
ing over something, and, so far as ahe can
judge thus remote from him, hla-clothing
is considerably the worsevfor wear. A
gamekeeper, perhaps, or a well, some
thing or other of that sort. At all events
tbe sight ia welcome as the early dew.
. (To be contlnued.l ; .
Xo Poet.
To lenru pootry "for repetition," 1
doubtless a means of cultivating a
knowledge of literature, but schoolboys
sometimes regard the authors of poems
learned as taskmasters and personal
enemies. This view Is amusingly ex
pressed in a letter which waa found
among the papers of the venerable
German poet Gelbel. It was written
to him by some schoolboys of Lubeck,
and Is signed "Karl Beckmann, II.
Klasse." The letter Is printed In Lit
erature. After stating that two boys
had been flogged because they could
not learu Herr Gelbel's "Hope of
Spring," the letter rends as follows:
We suppose you did not think of such
things when you, wrote the poem. The
Herr Iehrer says it Is a very beautiful
poem, but there are so many very beau
tiful poems and we are obliged to learn
them. Therefore we beg and entreat
you, esteemed Herr Gelbel, make no
mora beautiful poems. And to make
It worse w have to learn Iho biog
raphy of every poet, what year he was
born In, and what year he died In. We
write to you because you are the only
poet still living, and we wish you a
very long life.
Senator Mark Ilanna wears as a
watch charm a gold, nugget which Is
worth several hundred dollars. It waa
presented to him by a number of Meth
odist friends who reside lo Cleveland,
Ohlo.i ,
Additional CapHal Stock for One Million
DeJtart For Branch to Athwood ad
PriMvffl AIM ExUftuee) Maia Una
From Shanlke f Bens' la Souther Ore
foa Engineers Now la the Field.
Portland, Jan. 15. E. E. Lytie,
May Enrlgbt and E. It. Deyoe have
filed articles of Incorporation of the
Columbia Southern Railway Exten
sion Company. The object is to
build an eiteaaloc of the Columbia
Southern Kail way from Sbanlko lo
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. President Lytle, of the Columbia Southern railroad, which is about
to extend its line 100 miles further south Into central Oregon, was born
In Pennsylvania in 1861; He learned the railroad business with the
Pennsylvania railroad, and came to Oregon in 1889. He was agent for the
O. R. & N. Co. at Touchet, Hood River and The Dalles until 1897, when
he took a leading part In organization of the Columbia Southern rail
road company, and he has been at the head of that corporation ever
Bince. ' Seventy miles of road are now under operation, and it is the most
profitable line in Oregon, considering the mileage.
Bend, a distance of about 100 miles,
with branches to Ashwood and Prine
ville. The amount of the capital
stock authorized Is $1,000,000. -
The extension will consist of, first.
a line from the present terminus of
the Columbia Southern at Shaniko m
a general southerly direction, cross
ing Trout Creek and Crooked River,
to a point on the Deschutes River,
at or near Bend postofnee in Crook
County: second, a branch up Trout
Creek, via the Oregon King mine, to
a point at or near Ashwood postoffice;
third, a branch up the valley of Crook
ed River to Prineville. '
Engineers Now la Field, i,.
The incorporators are officers of the
Columbia Southern Company, Mr. Ly
tle being president. Miss Enright
secretary, and Mr. Deyoe auditor or
the old corporation. J The whole pro
perty will be' practically one line
from Biggs to Bend. The route has
been reconnoltered, but the definite
location has not. yet been. made. This
work is now in progress, engi
neers having been in the field for
some days. .V
No Hope of Saving Austrian Miners.
Breux, Austria, Jan. 17. The. water
in the Jupiter mine, which was sud
denly flooded January ; 14, when the
escape of 43 men, including the mana
ger of the mine and two superintend
ents, was cut off, does not subside, and
hope , of savingTthe men has been
abandoned.' The disaster ' was due to
the overflowing of the River Bila near
the mine. Precautions to prevent the
flooding of the mine were' taken too
late. One engineer was raved. Sub
sequently nine men courageously went
into the mine a second time, and never
returned. Thirty-one of the victims
were married.
Recolnage ol Hawaiian Silver,
Washington, Jan. 18. The bill
for the recoinage of the silver coin
age of Hawaii, introduced by Repre
sentative Kill, of Connecticut, was to
day favorably acted upon, by the House
committee on coinage, weights and
measures. There is about $975,000 of
silver circulating in Hawaii, most of
it in silver dollars. . ,
; Federal Building at Evaiuton. i
' Washington, Jan. 20. The Senate
committee on public buildings and
grounds has authorized a favorably
report on the bill for $100,000 for a
Government building at Evanston,
Wyo. .
Government Ownership of Telegraph.
Washington, Jan. 18. Senator
Harris today Introduced a bill provid
ing for the Government ownership of
the telegraph lines of the United
States. , '
President E. E. Lytlo aaya the fil
ing of these Incorporation articles
means the building of the extension
at once. Construction will be begun
aa soon aa the weather In that region
la suitable, and the line will be put
through to completion this year nnlesa
some unexpected obstacle snail oe
found. It is aaid not to be a difficult
country to build In.
Great Resource of Territory.
For a year or two work has been in
progress toward opening the agricul
tural, timber and mineral resources
of tbe region to be penetrated by the
proposed extension of the Columbia
Southern. Irrigation companies have
been In the field and have extensive
reclamation projects under way.
Lumbermen from Wisconsin, Minne
sota, Michigan and Iowa have acquir
ed large tracts of pine' timber along
the Deschutes in Crook County, and
are ready to erect saw mills the mi a-
ute there shall be transportation for
the product Three Eastern com
panies own 44,000 acres covered with
yellow pine, all accessible from the
proposed extension. Mining develop
ment in the vicinity of Ashwood, a
new town on Trout Creek, has reach
ed a stage that demands transporta
tion facilities. '
Portland Will Be Benefited, v
Portland trade field will be greatly
extended by the construction of the
proposed extension. A considerable
part of Lake and Klamath Counties
which now have their commercial re
lations with San Frauctsco will fin!
It easier to reach Portland after the
road to Bend shall have been com
pleted. A wider extent of country
will be drained this way, and its rap
Id development will amount to open
ing a new empire at our door. Fur
ther extensions of this railroad are
contemplated, ' one prong to go to
Lakeview and, another to Burns.
Those may come next year. Then in
terior Oregon will be fairly supplied
with transportation lines that will
tend to bind Oregon together rather
than tear it In parts.
Population of Canada. ,
Ottawa, Ont., Jan. 17. The popula
tion of Canada was ofEcially announced
by the census department today It
is shown by the census of 1901 to be
5,360,666, an increase of 536,425 for
the decade. The representation in the
house of commons will be reduced from
213 to 210 members. The Yukon will
be granted one member, British Colum
bia one additional member, the North
west Territory two, and Manitoba
three, making an increase of seven.
Ontario will lose six members and the
maritime provinces four, making a total
loss of 10 members, which, with a gain
of seven in the Dominion, will make a
net loss of three. :
Bad Fire In Los Angeles.
, Los Angeles, Cal., Jan. 17. The
Rees & Wirsching block waa almost
totally destroyed by fire today, together
with the saddlery establishment of
Hayden & Lewis and a coffee and spice
house. The loss is estimated at $150,
000; well insured.
. A Legislative Indorsement.
Jackson, Miss., Jan. 17. Both
houses of the legislature today unani
mously adopted a resolution declaring
Rear Admiral Schley to be the rightful
hero of the battle of Santiago, and "en
titled to the unfailing gratitude of his
country." The resolution indorses the
report of Admiral Dewey in the Schley
court of inquiry and condemns the
majority report of the members consti
tuting the court. Schley is also cor
dially invited to visit Jackson.
Commercial and Financial Msppeninjs of Inv
portance A Brief Review of the Growth
and Improvements of the Many InduMriu
Throoghoot Our Thriving CwamonwealUi
Latest Harfcct Report
The total indebtedness of AI isbany
A syndicate lias commenced boring
lor oil near Vale. - '
Intercut in Josephine county mine
continues unabated.
The Concord mine, one of the richest
in Eastern Oregon, baa been sold lor
1300,000. ; .
The expenses for 1901 of Clackamas
county, not including roads, were near
ly $70,000.
Articles of incorporation have been
filed for the erection and operation of a
new sawmill at Astoria.
Baker City chamber of commerce baa
adopted resolutions favoring the open
ing of the Lpper Columbia. ,
At the end of the lant Quarter . there
were 10 more convicts in the state pen
itentiary than at the beginning.
Buyers are offering to contract the
1902 hop crop at 11 cents. This is
(lightly higher than the first offers for
the 1901 crop.
Tbe farmers of Eastern Oregon are
fearful that the present fair weather
will make a wheat shortage next year.
Miners also would like to see snow,
The voters of Albany school district
have ordered the erection of another
school building in that city to accom
modate the increased number of chu
dren. ...... '
Philomath is to have an opera house.
Total tax levy for Josephine county
has been fixed at 32 mills.
Hop growers around Salem refuse to
sell their crops for less than 12 cents
per pound.
A local company has been organized
for the purpose of boring for oil near
The 1901 assessment roll of the state
shows an increase in property valua
tions of f 4,000,000.
Pendleton's city council has dis
missed the chief of police and citv re
corder for corruption. ,,
Active operations will be commenced
at Baker City in the near future of the
beautifying of the city parks.
The new Catholic church at Hills-
boro, with a seating capacity of 1,000,
has been formally dedicated.
The Uncle Sam Mininz and Milling
Company, of Blue river, is making ex
tensive repairs to us property.
Calapooia school district ia consider
ing means for raising money with which
to erect a new school building. ,:
The Dublic schools and chnrchps of
Coquille City have been closed on ac
count to tne number oi cases of small
pox in the city.
The Badger Mining Company, of
Susanville, expects to install a reduc
tion plant on its property in the near
future. The plant will involve an out
lay of 100,000.
Portland Markets.,
Wheat Walla Walla,' 69 60c; blue
stem, 61c; valley, 59 60c.
Barley Feed, $17017.50; brewing,
$17.5018 per ton.
Oats No. 1 white, "$1L10; gray,
Flour Best grades, $2.703.30 per
barrel; graham, $2.50.
MillstufTs Bran, $17 per ton; mid
dlings, $20; shorts, $18; chops, $17.
Hay Timothy. $1112; clover. $7
7.50; .Oregon wild hay, $5g6 per
Mutton Lambs, 33c, gross;
dressed, 6c per pound; sheep, weth
ers, 33c, gross; dressed, 66c
per pound; ewes, 33c, gross;
dressed, 66V&c per pound.
Hogs Gross, 6c; dressed, 66c
per pound. . -
Veal 8 9c per pound. , ,
Beef -Gross, cows, , 3&c; steers,
3V44c; dressed, 37c per pound. ,
Butter Creamery, 2527c per
pound; dairy, 1820c; store, 12
15c. ' . ..... ,
Eggs 2022c for cold storage;
2225c for Eastern; 2830c for fresh
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $2.503;
hens, $3.504; 89c per pound;
springs, 9l0c per pound, $2.503 per
dozen; ducks, $5g6 for young; geese,
$6.507.50 per dozen; turkeys, live,
ll12c; dressed, 13(g14c per pound.
Cheese Full cream, twins,
13 Mse; Young America, 1415c.
Potatoes Best Burbanks, 85c$U0
per cental; ordinary, 7080c. ;
Hops 8 10c per pound.
Wool Valley, ll14c; Eastern Or
egon, 812c; mohair, 2121c per
pound. - ,
Senator Clark bought 66 painting3
in Vienna for $320,000.
. Three children of Jacque Mondry,
aged 10, 7 and 3 years, were burned to
death in their home at Buffalo. N. Y
The mother and a two-days-old baby
were rescued.
The First National Bank of New
York has declared a semi-annual divi
dend of 10 per cent on its increased
capital stock of $10,000,000. This
makes a total of $21,310,000 which the
bank has distributed among its stock
holders since 1883. , ;'
Demand lor Copies of Teilirhony Profcubi!.
ity ol Action.-'
Washington, Jan. 18. Secretary
Long baa written to the naval com
mittee of tbe House stating tbat be
had received many requests from
libraries and other quarters for copies
of the testimony in the Schley case.
Mr. Long says this demand cannot be
met unless Congress decides to print
the testimony, and he suggested an
edition of 600 copies for the Navy De
partment and a further edition for
Senators and Representatives. Tbe
letter has been referred to Representa
tive Heatwole, of Minnesota,, chah
man of the printing committee.
" Representative Watson, of Intliarai,
chairman of, the committee havlBr
charge of the Schley bills and resolu
tions, said today there ia no purpose
on his part to avoid consideration of
the measures. . He expressed the
Presidential view that It is inadvisaMe
for Congress to go Into the question,
but since these measures were re
ferred to his committee, the'y would
be acted upon on their merits. Mr.
Watson said the committee feels' that
the members of the Maryland delega
tion and other friends of Admiral
Schley first should reach an agreement
as to what particular measure they
want the committee to consider, as
it would be Impossible to go into ail
of the different plans proposed. More
over, said Mr. Watson, it would be .
difficult for the committee to . take
intelligent action until it has access
to the testimony taken by the couit
of Inquiry, as it hardly would1 feel
warranted in forming conclusions on
the individual opinions of members
unsupported . by any knowledge of the
testimony, except what is gathered
from fragmentary publications on tho
subject.. ,:.......,. ....
Say He Fired Fatal Shot Declared Shoot
ing Was Accidental , ,
Portland,, Jan. 1 18. Jack Wade
confessed yesterday that he fired the
shot that killed James B. Morrow.
The confession was voluntary and
complete and exonerates Dalton so
far as firing the shot is concerned.
WJiile Wade .admits his. guilt In this
regard, he says the killing was acci
dental, and that he had no intention
of shooting Morrow or any one else.
Otherwise the stories of the Jtwo men
taliy fairly welL Wade his signed a
written statement in which he admits
he was the man who fired the shot, and
says in this confession that he thinks
it would be wrong to keep it back any
longer. He asked for nothing and was
promised nothing when he made his
confession, doing it simply as a mat
ter of justice to Dalton.;
This is the confession, transcribed
by Mr. Veazie, Dalton's attorney, who
took the confession, read to Wade
and then signed by him, after the at
torneys had heard him tell his story:
"I have known all along that there
was no chance for me, and I have
wanted to see Dalton punished too,
because he gave us both away.' But
I have thought It over and concluded
it is right for me. to tell the truth. I
fired the shot, but I did it accidentally.
I did not want to kill Morrow nor
anybody, and would not have done it
intentionally, even to save myself. I
tope this will save Dalton. I am do
ing this because it Is right, and not
because I am afraid to die. I can't
see anything in it for me.
"All is true. JACK WADE."
Explosion in a Coal Mine Leaves None to
, Tell the Tale. .
South McAlisten, I. T., Jan 16.
Ten miners lost their lives in the ex
plosion yesterday evening in mine No.
9 of the Milby & Dow Mining Com
pany at Dow, I. T.
The ten men who lost their lives
were the only persons in the pit, and
none were left to tell the story. All
the bodies were recovered, and as
none was burned, the conclusion is
that death was due to afterdamp. Tha
explosion did not injure the shaft,
which is a new one, and the fire that
followed was put out before It did
much damage. The sound df .the ex
plosion was heard plainly above
ground, and . rescuers were at work
promptly. The explosion occurred at
a depth of 240: feet. The" condition of
the mine indicated that the men
might have made their escape. The
bodies were-found within 8 compara
tively small raidus. Most of the vic
tims were men of families.
. 'v . Will Develop Western Mines.-;
Dover, Del., Jan. '20.--The Western
Mining Development Company, of
Philadelphia, with a capital Qf $1,500,
000 to acquire mines and mining rights
in Wyoming and Utah, and to develop
the same, was incorporated here to
day. .., " ;'"
; More Men Needed inthe Navjv
St, Louis, Jan. 16. Rear-Admiral
Crowninshield, Chief of the - Bureau
of Navigation, who was before the
House naval committee today, polnt
edout the urgent necessity for an in
crease of men and officers In onlec
properly to man the new ships. He
advocated an increase of the enlisted
force of at least 3000, and discussed
with the committee plans to increase
the number of cadets at the academy.

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