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ue0 VOL. XV. nOOD IilVEIt, OREGON, THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 1904. City, HCOD RIVER GLACIER Inuert every Thursday bjr S. F. BLVTME SON. Publishers. S. F. ltLYTIi K. E. N. IILYTHK. lernis of subscription 1.W s year when paid In edvsuce. ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF HAILS. HOOD RIVER. The p stofflce Is open daily between 1 t m. a-d 8 p. ni.; Sumiay rum 12 Co 1 o'clock. Mailt f r the East close hi U::a. m. and 9 p. m; lor the West at 7: 10 a. m. and 1:40 p.m. The carriers on R. F. 1). routes No. 1 and No. t leave the posmrhce at JU daily. Mail leaves ror Mt. Hood, daily at 12:30 p. m.: arrives, 10:We. m. Fc r Chenotveth, Wash., at 7:80 a. m. Tues da s.T ursdaysa:.d Saturdays; arrives tarn days at 0 p. m. hot i'nuerwood, WaRh., at 7:30 a. m. Tues days, Thursdays and Saturdays; arrives same days at t n. m. Fur White Salmon, Wash., dally at 2:46 p, m.; .. arrival at u a. m. . . . WHITE SALMON. For Hood River dally at a. m.j arrive! at 1:46 p.m. For Husum, Trout tjike and Guler, Wash., daily at 7:80 a. m.; arrives at 12 m. Fur ttlenwood, Uiltr.er and Fulda, Wash., daily at 7 :aii a. in.; arrives at 5 p. m. ForFineflai and Hnowden, Wash., at 11:80 a. m. Tuesdays and (Saturdays: arrival sam days, 1d:3ua. m. For Bin en, Wash., dally at 4:45 p. m.j ar rives at 8:4! a. m. IRTIE'. SIOUKT II(K)l) R1VEK No. 42, FORF.8TKR8 OF ) AMERICA Meets second and Fourth Mon ayi in each month in K. of P. hall. II. J. Fkidirici, C. R. B. F. Fouts, Financial Secretary. AK GROVE COUNCIL No. 142, ORDER OF f PEN DO. Meeti the Second and Fourth Fridays of the month. Visitors cordially wel comed. F. U. Bkosiui, Counsellor. 11 18 Nellie Clark, Secretary. ORDER OF WASHINGTON. Hood River Union No. 142. meets In Odd Fellows' hail second and fourth Saturdays In each month, 7 :8U o'clock. E. h. Rood, President. C. U. Dakin, Secretary. AUREL REUEKAH DEGREE LODGE, No. 1 87, 1. O. O. F. Meeti first and third Frl ays in each mouth. Miss Edith Moore, N. 0. L. E. Morse, Secretary. SANBY POST, No. 16, 0. A. R. -Meets at A. O. U. W. Hall second and fourth Saturdays' each month at 2 o'clock p. m. All U. A. R, members invited to meet with us. w.H. Perry, Commander. T. J. Cunning, Adjutant. riANBY W. R. C No. 16-Meets second and j fourth Saturdays of each month in A. 0, U. W. hall at 2 p. m. Mrs. Fannk Bailey, Pres. Mrs. T. J. Canninu, Secretary. HOOD RIVER I.ODOK No. 106, A. F. and A M. Meets Saturday evening on or before each full moon. Ws.M. Yates, W. M. C. D. Thompson, Secretary. KOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 27, R. A. M. Meets third Friday night of each month. O. R. Cabtnir, H. P. A. 8. Blowers, Secretary. WOOD RIVER CHAPTER, No. 26, O. K. 8. 11 Meets second and fourth Tuesday even rugs of each month. Visitors cordially wel comed. Mrs. Mat Yates, W. M. Mrs. Mart B. Davidson, Secretary. OLETA ASSEMBLY No. 103. United Artisans, Meets Unit and third Wednesdays, work; second and fourth Wednesdays social; Arti sans hall. F. C. JJrosiui, M. A. F. B. Barnes, Secretary. WAUCOMA LODGE, No. 80, K. of P. Meets in K. of P. hall every Tuesday night. F. L. Davidson, C. C. C. E. II KM man, K. of R. & 8. K1VER81DK LODGE, No. 68, A. O. U. W. . Meets first and third Saturdays of each month. F. B. Barnes, W. M. K. R. Bradley, Financier. Chester Shiite, Recorder. 1DI.EW1LDE LODGB, No. 107, I. O O. F. Meeti in Fraternal hall every Thursday Eight. Geo. W. Thompson, N. a. J. L. Henderson, Secretary. HOOD RIVER TENT, No. 19, K. O. T. M., meets at A. O. U, W. hall ou the first and third Fridays of each month. Walter Gkrkino, Commander. 0. E. Williams, Secretary. RIVERSIDeToDGE NO. 40. DEGREE OF HONOR, A. O. U. W. -Meets first and third Saturdays at 8 P. M. Kate M. Frederick, C. of H. Miss Annie Smith, Recorder. OOD RIVER CAMP, No. 7,702, M. W. A., meets in Odd Fellows' Hall tba first and third Wednesday! of each month. J. R. Reei, V. C. C. U. Daein, Clerk. If DEN ENCAMPMENT No. 48, I. O. O. F. Regular meeting second and fourth Mon ays of each month. W. 0. Ash, C. P. J. L. Henderson, Scribe. Q II. JENKINS, D. M. D. DENTIST. Specialist on Crown and Bridge Work. Telephones: Office, 281; residence, 4. Office over Bank Bldg. Hood River, Oregon jjR. K. T.CAKNS, Dentist. Gold crowns and bridge work and all kinds of Up-to-Date Dentistry. HOOD RIVER OREQON LJ L.DUAIBLE, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, accessor to Dr. M. F. Shaw. Calls promptly answered In town or ooantry, Day or Night. Telephones: Residence, 611; Office, (It, Office over Reed's Grocery. J F. WATT, M. D. Physician and Surgeon. Telephones: Office, 281; residence, 281. BURGEON O.K. AN. CO. J OHN LELAND HENDERSON ATTORNEY-ATLAW. ABSTRACTER, NO- 1AK ri nLiiu ana il ISTATK AGENT. For 28 yfari a resident of Oregon and Wash ington. Has had many years experience la Real Estate matters, as abstractor, searcher of titles and agent satisfaction guaranteed er BO charge. pREDERICK A ARNOLD CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS. Estimates furnished for all kindi of work. Repairing a specialty. All kindi of eliop work. Shop on Stats Street, between Firit and Second. A.JAYNE. LAWYER. Abstract Furnished. Money Loaned. Hood River, Oregon. p C. BR0S1US, M. D. ' PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. 'Phone Central, or 121. Office Hour.: 10 to 11 A. U. I to I ana a to i r. m. gUTLER A CO., BANKERS. Do general banking, basinet. HOOD RIVER. 08EG0S. EVENTS OF THE DAY QATHERED FROM ALL PARTS OF THE TWO HEMISPHERES. Comprehensive Review of the Import. nt Happenings of the Past Week, Presented In Condensed Form, Most Likely to Prove Interesting to Our Many Readers. The Lewis and Clark fair is fast gain ing friends in congress. Corea has toM Russia she must not interfere with rioting soldiers. The Panama; canal treaty is safe, the Democrats agreeing to vote for it. Correspondents say the last note of Japan to Russia is stronger than the first. The new Chicago theater ordinance will close nearly every house in the city. The French begun the Panama canal well and America will not find her task great. Maryland's legislature is balloting for a senator to succeed McComas with out result. Senators MacLaurin and Money, of Mississippi, have been elected to suc ceed themselves. Governor Yardman, of MississiDDi. in a message to the legislature, says education is the curse of the negro. Gorman, McLean and Murphy have formed an alliance to fight Hearst as Democratic nominee for president. Louisiana primaries show that the re-election of Foster for senator and nomination of Blanchard for governor to be certain. Bryan says the Kansas City platform is sound in every plank. The czar will not yield to Japan's demand regarding Manchuria. Hall Caine, the noted novelist, is suffering from a general breakdown. Russia fears America more than Britain in the present Far Eastern trouble. The United Mineworkers of America are holding their annual convention in Indianapolis. A hot fight is on in Ohio between Hanna and Foraker as to the indorse ment of Roosevelt. A new religious sect has sprung up in Boston. One of its teachings is that the millennium is to come in 1916. George Francis Train, author and traveler, is dead. Heart disease follow ing an attack of acute nephritis was the cause. He was almost 75 years old. The Chicago city council is framing . I. .... t .... ....1 : .i n ...... wttili i I, UQ1T bucnici uiumauiH n i. v. .. . u much more stringent than the present one and they will see that it is en forced. Britain has abandoned hopes of peace. The American euard at Seoul. Corea, has been increased. The Illinois medical society will fight the anti-toxin combine. A month of debate is ahead on the Panama affair in the senate. The Japanese 'minister at London says war must come now or later. Pure food experts find America is be ing grossly deceived by French wine makers. Brvan will issue a daily paper in St. Louis during the national Democratic. convention. James L. Blair, a prominent St. Louis attorney indicted for forgery, has died from won y. Secretary of Agriculture Wilson says America should wake up in the matter of breeding fine animals. The house expects to pass an appro priation bill a week until all supply measures are out of the way. Tha inrv In the case of R. II. Ken nedy, the Hillsboro, Oregon, minister on trial for burglary, has returned a verdict of not guilty. Ex-Governor Asa S. Bushnell, of Ohio, is dead. The Panama canal treaty la sure to be accepted by the senate committee. Japan's reply to Russia's latest note has been given. It is a denial of every material proposition. France threatens retaliation nnless the United States removes the export duty on Manila hemp. A bill has been introduced in congress granting pensions to all nnion veterans 62 years of age, who served 90 days. The Corean press is urging the peo ple to slaughter all foreigners. The American minister says he will protect his people. Havre, Mont., was almost entirely destroyed by the fire a few days ago. After it was thought to be under control it ami n hroke forth. Onlv one business house of any consequence is left. The loss is placed at $3ol).0U0 with 1145, 000 insurance. Judge De Haven has ruled that a Chinese born in this country may be readmitted on return from abroad. A gang of Italian robbeis has been caught at Irrigon, Oregon, with much loot. Ex-Governor Bushnell, of Ohio, is very low and his death may occur at any time. Germany has informed Britain that she is ready to conclude a commerlcal treaty with Canada. RUSSIA PUT OUT. Ratificitlan of Chinese Treaty by Amer ica Held Undiplomatic. London, Jan. 21. The Port Arthur correspondent of the Daily Mail cables that he has had an interview with Ad miral Alexieff, the Russian viceroy in the Far East, who spoke- hopefully of arranging a modus vivendi with Japan The viceroy then referred the corre- spondent to his diplomatic agent, M. Plancon, who emphasized the impossi bility of Russia's evacuation of Man churia, and said: "Orders were given six months ago to evacuate Niu Chwang and Man churia, provided the Chinese would agree to simple terms, but owing to the intrigues ef the Japanese minister ith the Wai Wu Pu (Chinese foreign board) these orders were counter manded." M. Plancon declared that the action of the United States, in making a com mercial treaty with China, without Russia's consent, under existing cir cumstances, was unfriendly and undip lomatic. Russia, he said, would not open or allow consuls at Mukden and An Tung under the present regime. If Japan wanted Corea, Russia, M. Plancon said, would not interfere, pro vided other powers allowed it, and he added: "Russia did not ask Japan s consent to occupy Manchuria; neither was it necessary for Japan to seek RuS' sia s permission to establish a protec torate in Corea. M. Plancon concluded by saying that the United States and other nations were more interested in the situation than was Russia. FOR GREAT CREAMERY. Building Secured In Portland for Largest Plant In the West. Portland, Jan. 21. One of the larg est and most completely equipped creameries in the world is to be estab lished in Portland. It is to have a ca pacity of 20,000 pounds of butter a day, and special efforts are to be made to develop the dairy industry of Oregon. It will lie 20 times as large as any now in Portland, much larger than any in Oregon and, in fact, the largest west of Lincoln, Neb. Cream will be shipped into the city from a radius of 800 miles until the dairying industry has been sufficiently developed to supply the de mand from this state. Every product of the creamery will be supplied from this plant. It is to be established by the Hatelwood creamery company, which now has plants operating in Spo kane, Lincoln, Topeka and Sioux City. The plant in Sioux City is the largest in the world. The Heywood building, on Fourth and Oak streets, has been leased by the company and will be fitted for the local plant. The lease was closed yesterday and the work of fitting the building for the reception of the machinery will commence at once. It is expected that the plant will be ready for operation by Marth 1. It will have a capacity of 20,000 pounds of butter a day at first, but the machinery will be so installed that it may be increased to 40,000 pounds at any time that the demand warrants. AMERICAN SHIPBUILDING. Last Six Months of 1903 Show a flali Over Same Period In 1902. Washington, Jan. 20. The report of Commissioner of Navigation Chamber lain to the secretary of commerce and labor for the six months ending Decem ber 31, 1903, shows that during the last six months of the calendar year there were built in the United States and officially numbered 571 sail and steam vessels with an aggregate of 177, 067 gross tons. During the corresponding six months in 1902 there were built and numbered 627 vessels with an aggregate of 171,- 599 gross tons. For the calander year of 1903 there were built and numbered 1175 vessels of an aggregate tonnage of 381,970, against 1262 of 429,327 tons in 1902 and 1322 vessels of 376,129 tons in 1901. The number of vessels built in 1903 was smaller than in either of the previous years, while the aggregate tonnage was smaller than in 1902 but larger than in 1901. No Lack of Naval Officers Soon. Washington, Jan. 21. According to the testimony of Captain Brownson, superintendent of the naval academy, before the house committee on naval affairs, the United States will have naval officers in 1907 to man all naval vessels. There will be an increase in the classes graduating each year. Cap tain Brownson declared the practice of hazing in the academy was being elim inated. He spoke strongly against the passage of the Lacey bill to restore the three cadets recently dismissed from the academy for hazing. Cuban Congress Is Closed. Havana, Jan. 21. President Plama ordered congress to adjourn this after noon, and the session came to an end soon after the receipt of the order. The presidential message said briefly that as the house had not arrived at an agreement as to the date of closing the session, he directed an adjournment un der the authority of the constitu tion. No objection was made in either house to this manner of closing the session. Prohibitionists Called to Meet. Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 21. The call for the national Prohibition con vention, to be held in this city begin ning June 29, has been issued by Na tional Chairman Oliver Stewart. The call names Indianapolis as the conven tion city. This settles, local prohi bitionists say, all question as to the convention city. REPLIES TO NOTE SECRETARY HAY SAYS COLOMBIA HAS NO CASE. America Did Not Act Unfriendly a Pana ma Was Not Recognized Until Inde pendence Was Certain No Other Policy to Assume-Refercnce of Mat ter to the Hague Not Considered. Washington, Jan. - 20. President Roosevelt has transmitted to the senate additional correspondence touching the relations of the United States with Co lombia and Panama, -UWfing the -peri od from December 23, 1903, to January 6 last. A statement of grievances on the part of Colombia was presented to the state department by General Reyes on December 23. General Reyes says the course of the United States had worked deep injury to Colombia, and lie cited the tieaty of 1846 as showing that the independence and sovereignty of Colombia was to be maintained in tact by the two governments. Secretary Hay answered this note under date of January 5. He says the government has carefully considered the grave complaints made and assures General Reyes of our most friendly sentiments for the government and peo ple of Colombia. The question sub mitted, he says, can be considered only in the light of accomplished factB, of which one is that the republic of Pana ma has become a member of the family of nations. Under date of January 6, General Reyes submits another note to Secre tary Hay, in which he says he has transmitted Secretary Hay's answer to his government by cable. The secre tary's note is construed, he says, as an intimation that the Colombian forces will be attacked by the United States on entering the territory of Panama to subdue the rebellion, and for that reas on it would hold the government of the United States for all damages to it by the loss of that national territory. A repitition is made of the position of the Colombian government under the treaty of 1846, and it is requested that the first note of General Reyes be made public. Replying to this on January 9, Sec retary Hay says that he finds almost all the propositions brought forward in the second note have been considered and fully answered in his note of the 5th of January. Under date of January 11, General Reyes addressed Secretary Hay, stat ing that he finds hi3 argur-;.nts had not been refuted by the othervvise forceful papers which he had received. He then discusses at some length his prop osition to refer the matter to The Hague and concludes with a regret on the failure of his mission to the United States. Secretary Hay answers this note un der date of January 13 with the fetate ment that there is no leason to recon sider the attitude of the United States heretofore set forth. ROUQH RIDERS ARB WANTED. English Olflcers In Sahara May Be Called From America. London, Jan. 20. The development of Jacques Lebandy's "Empire of Sahara," is about to take a turn which will be of some interest to the United States. M. Lebaudy has decided to draw the officers and noncommissioned oflicfcis for two battalions of Imperial Life guards from Great Britain and the United States, and in pursuance of this idea, he will submit to President Roose velt an invitation to name any officers of his former Rough Riders whom he can possibly recommend for commis sions. Colonel George Gouraud, Thomas A. Edison's representative in England for many years, who as governor general of Sahara, is organizing a military estab lishment for M.' Lebaudy, said today to the Associated Press: "The Imperial Life guards will con sist of two battalions. The first will be officered exclusively by Americans, preferably former Rough Riders, and the second by retired officers and non commissioned officers of the English army. The troopers will be composed of Arabs and native Saharans, who are among the finest riders in the world." Armament of Fortifications. Washington, Jan. 20. A supple mental estimate for an appropriation of 12,445,000 for "armament of fortifica tions" was transmitted to the house. With this appropriation it is proposed to procure 13 automatic machine guns for nse in seacoast forts, 160 "one pounder automatic pompom guns; also 200 guns of a caliber large enough to fire effective shapnel ;" 700 "high ve locity six-pounder guns," 95,000 rounds of ammunition for the pompom guns, 2.000 rounds for the field guns and 60, 000 rounds for the sir-pounders. Take Up Expositions. Washington, Jan. 20. Chairman Tawney, of the house committee or. tn dustrial arts and expositions, had a conference with the president today re garding the Alaska exhibit at the St. lernis exposition. Governor urady it the fair commissioner for Alaska, but has been unable yet to do much in the preparation of the exhibit because of bis executive duties. It is likely that a deputy commissioner may be appoint ed to assist him in the work. Reorganizing Naval Militia. Washington, Jan. 20. Bills creating a naval reserve and reorganizing the naval militia were introduced today by Representative Foss, chairman of the house committee on naval affairs. Both bills have the indorsement of the naval board and the naval militia asso- nation of the I nitcd Mates. REFORM FOR RUSSIAN PEASANTS. Czar Takes a Step That Is Bound About Wth Restrictions. St. Petersburg, Jan. 20. Minister of the Interior Plehve has completed the draft of the peasant code, or scheme, for the peasant reforms ordered in the czar's recent manifesto, and it will probably be sent to the local commit tees throughout the empire within a few days. Members of the nobility in each province and district will be allowed to elect representatives on these commit tees, but the Zemstvos (elective provin cial assemblies, composed of landed proprietors and representatives of the artisan and peasants) will be appointed oy tne governors. The committees will be allowed free dom to discuss the project and propose any changes therein, except on three points, which the emperor has reserved from discussion. Namely: That the peasant class must remain entirely sep arate, legally, from the other classes ; that the commune is to remain un touched by legislation, and that the peasant lands are to remain inalien able. These points stamp the forthcoming legislation as conservative in the main. but the present chaos is so great and so much room is left for the arbitrary conduct of the police and the local rep resentatives of the ministry of the in terior, as well as of the peasant courts and administrative machinery and their commune town meetings that the liberals declare any codification would be in the line of progress. Ihe ministerial project proposes to retain the system of corporal punish ment, but the emperor did not include this among the matters not subject to change. The emperor regards the preservation of the peasant class, the retention of the economic commune and the inalienability of peasant lands as necessary for the protection of the peas ants from exploitation. MANCHURIA THE ISSUE. Japanese Demand Cannot Be Granted by Russia. St. .Petersburg, Jan. 20. The Asso ciated Press correspondent on high authority, is able to give the" following as the present status of negotiations be tween Russia and Japan : Russia recognizes Japan s predomi nance in Corea and Japan recognizes Russia's special position in Manchuria. There are two main questions still at issue, the Russian demand for a neutral zone upon the Corean side of the Yalu river, which Japan met with a proposal for a similar neutral strip on the Manchurian side. Japan also asks for certain guarantees covering Manchuria, which Russia has thus far declined to grant. It is pointed out, however, that the assurance given a few days ago by Russia regarding open ports in Manchuria and respect for treaty rights is a concession on this point. That the two countries are not so far apart may be fairly inferred from the following statement made by Mr. Kur ino, the Japanese minister to the Asso ciated Press correspondent: "War now would only be disastrous to both countries. Owing to the geo graphical situation, an armed conflict wou'd result in a great drain on the men and treasury of both Japan and Russia, without being decisive. Be sides, I believe it would not be worth while to go to war on the questions still in dispute." NOT A JUNKETINQ TRIP. Senatorial Subcommittee Had Light Ex pense In Honolulu Inspection. Washington, Jan. 20. Accounts ren dered to the senate by Senator Mitchell show that the subcommittee which vis ited Hawaii in the summer of 1902 ex pended only f 3,039 in gathering and formulating data and information for the benefit of the senate. This would scarcely justify the as sertion that the trip df the subcommit tee on territories was a "junket," for, considering the distance leveled and the amount of information collected, it is, without a doubt, one of the cheap est investigations ever conducted by a subcommittee from congress. But of the total amount $540 was paid out as steamship fare for the mem bers of the party from San Francisco to Honolulu and return, and $1,026 was disposed of in settling the hotel account at Honolulu. Mother of Captain Hobson. Boulder, Colo., Jan. 20. The moth er of Captain Richmond P. Hobson died at the home of Shirley Davis to day after a long illness. Her son was with her when she died and will leave with the remains tomorrow for Greens boro, Ala., where they will be interred. Sarah Croon Pearson was born at Rich mond Hill, N. C, February 24, 1843, and for the past 20 years Bhe had been a sufferer from dyspepsia. She came to Boulder last summer and has since remained here on account of the benefit to her health. To Look After Emigrant. Rome, Jan. 20. The United States continues to be the chief objective point of Italian emmigration, the num ber of emigrants going there in 1903 reaching a total of nearly 250,000. The government has entrusted Adolfe Rossi with mission to the United States for the purpose of studying with the United States industrial commis sion the best means of directing Ital ians to agricultural states and prevent ing their concentration in large towns. Turks Massing Troop. Salonica, European Turkey, Jan. 20. An important concentration of Turk ish troops has begun at Kumanova, on the road leading to the Bulgarian frontier. Ill - . , i HAPPENINGS HERE IN OREQON I WANT FIRST TIP. I OWNERSHIP IN DOUB1. Landgrabbers Heretofore Have Had Ad vantage of Leak. Salem "Give the state the first tip' was one request the state land board made of the department of the interior through Gilford Pinchot and F. H. Newell, when they consulted at Port land a few days ago. As representatives of the president j Messrs. Pinchot and Newell asked the I members of the state land board to meet them and express their opinion rogarding local land matters in Oregon Among other things the members of the board explained the manner in which speculators have gobbled up state lands in Oregon in advance of the creation of reserves. The state wants a chance to keep these lands. In almost every instance in which the department of the interior has withdrawn land from entry for the pur pose of making a forest reserve, it has been found that some private capital ists had in some way secured informa tion as to what would be done, and then bought up the state hind at $1.25 per acre. As soon as a reserve had been created the land became worth $4 to f 3 an acre as base for the selection of lieu land. The members of the board explained to the representatives of the Federal government that if a forest reserve is to be created, the state would lik to be informed as soon as any one else, so that the state land could also be with drawn, and the state profit by whatever rise there might be in the value of the land. The Btate does not ask to be in formed in advance of every one else as to what the department intends to do, but. the board wants to receive the first information that is given out, at the same time that others receive it. The conference between the state land board and Messrs. Pinchot and Newell was a very pleasant one and resulted in a better understanding between the rep resentatives of the state land and fed eral land departments. The men from Washington learned more regarding the needs and wishes of the state, and the Oregon authorities gained informa tion concerning the plans and purposes of the government. There were mutual assurances of co operation in land matters with a view to the accomplishment of the best re sults. . Beet Land Near Echo. Echo Three representatives of the Amalgamated sugar company were here last week and inspected the land ad jacent to this place to see if it was suitable for the culture of. sugar beets. They were more than satisfied with the prospects, and before leaving town ar ranged for a mass meeting of farmers to be held here at 2 P. M., Saturday January 23. They will endeavor to get the farmers each to put in a small crop, and where satisfactory terms can be arranged the company will lease land to plant to beets. Gives Name of Stat Officer. Salem Secretary of State Dunbar has recently compiled and had pub lished a small pamphlet entitled: Official Directory, State of Oregon." It contains the names of all state officers, members of state boards, com missioners, officers of state institutions, and schools, and also a list of all county officers. Many requests are re ceived for information such as is given in this pamphlet and by means of it the secretary of state can promptly answer all such requests. Couger Killing Cattle. Eugene Farmers in the vicinity of I vane are annoyed more than usual this winter by cougars, and a number of instances have been reported where stock has been killed by them. The animals are very sly and can rarely be seen, but frequently they are heard in the evening very near the settlements. Last week Dr. Petrie went out from Cottage Grove with his hounds and succeeded in killing one very fine specimen. There have been several chases without results. Noticeable Increase In Fee. Corvallis A considerable increase in revenue will result from the new law affecting the fees in the county re corder's office. The office in Benton carries a salary of $1,000, and last year the fees aggregated $1,014. A mortgage filed the other day cost $3.50 that under the old law would have cost but $1.70. For another the fee was $3.25, Instead of $1.60. It is esti mated that the increase of fees will make the office pay a net profit of $500 to $1,000 per year. Excellent Outlook for Wheat Pendleton Not in years have the farmers been as jubilant over existing conditions for the coming wheat crop. There are indications that the crop of 1904 will be one of the largest ever pro duced in this section of the Blue moun tain country. There has hardly been a day of weather all this winter that was injurious to the growth of .grain. The most springlike weather prevails, and with the occasional rains fall sown wheat haa been growing steadily. Work State Printer' Office. Salem State Printer Whitney has just completed the task of setting op and running off 1,500 copies of the gen eral laws, as enacted by the special session of the legislature. - The book is composed of only 60 pages. He is now ready to go to work on the special Uws, which will make about 200 pages. The journals of the two branches of the session will not be ready for tha printer for about two months. I John Day Property Claimed Both u Mineral and Timber Land. John Day F. C. Knapp, a wealthy lumberman of the firm of Kmrpp A Brewer, is in town making an attempt to settle the question of ownership of everal claims in the Black Butte group of mines. He has held a conference with the manager of the mine, Ed C. Allen, of Portland, but no settlement has so far been reached. The land in question is just outside of the forest reserve lines, 15 miles north of John Day, and has been held partly as quartz and partly as placer mining ground, for a number of years. The upper workings of the main lead were worked out a few years ago, but the ground was patented. The outside claims were represented in yearly as sessment work by the group system of development, and as some of them were heavily timbered, thbv were scripped by the Knapp & Brewer com pany under the direction of Cruiser Johnson. Notwithstanding the fact that many thousands of quartz and placer gold have been taken from these claims, Mr. Allen says that an affidavit of their nonmineral character was made when scrip was placed on the land. A number of wealthy Pendleton cap italist are stockholders in the mining company, and it is understood that United States District Attorney Hall is investigating the matter. Work on the projierty will be actively resumed should the company's title be confirmed. Want a Parcels Poat Law. Oregon City The quarterly meeting of the Clackamas county Pomona grange was held at Oswego last week. There was an attendance of 150 mem bers, and there were 20 initiations. Officers elected for the ensuing year were installed, the ceremony being con ducted by Mrs. Niblin, of Evening Star grange, of Multnomah county. Resolu tions addressed to the state's represen tatives in congress were adopted asking for the passage of the parcels post law and also for the creation of postal notes. Poultry Show a Oreat Success. Albany The annual poultry show of the Central Willamette Valley Poul try association was the most successful in the history of the valley poultry growers. More people attended and more birds were exhibited than hereto fore. Many large offers were made for prize winning birds, and some were sold at good figures. These will form a nucleus for new yards, which will in turn increase the percentage of blooded chickens raised in the country. Big Flour Order. La Grande A shipment of 10 cars of flour has just been made from the flour mills of La Grande and Island City to Tacoma, from whence they will be sent to Japan. This is only a small portion of the order received and before the order is completed fully 103 cars will be Bhipped. Penitentiary Fills Up Fast. Salem The report of Superintendent C. W. James, of the Oregon peniten tiary, for the quarter ending December 31, shows an increase in the number of prisoners from 289 to 311. There were received during the quarter, 63; dis charged, 39; transferred to the asy lum, 2. PORTLAND MARKETS. Wheat Walla Walla, 73 74c; blue stem, 7980c; valley, 7880c. Barley Feed, $20 pef ton; brewing, $2020.50; rolled, $21. Flour Valley, $3.753.85 per bar rel; hard wheat straights, $3.904.10; clears, $3.55(33.75; hard wheat pat ents, $4.204.60; graham, $3.75; whole wheat, $4; rye flour, $4.60 4.75. Oats No. 1 white, $1.07(31.10; gray, $1.051.07i per cental. Millstufts Bran, $17.50(318 per ton; middlings, $26; shorts, $19(819.50; chop, $18; linseed, dairy food, $19. Hay Timothy, $17 per ton; clover, $13; grain, $13; cheat, $13. Vegetables Turnips, 65c per sack; carrots, 75c; beets, 90c; parsnips, 85c $1; cabbage, 1(31 Jc; red cabbage, lJic; parsley, per dozen, 25c; toma toes, $1.60(82 per crate; cauliflower. I 75c$l per dozen; beans, 12c; celery, toe per aozen; pumpkins, ic per pound. Potatoes Fancy, 7580c per sack; common, 6060c; sweets, 2c in sacks; 2Mc in crates. Onions Yellow Danvers, $f1.10 per sack; Fannos, $1.101.15. Honey $3(33.60 per case. Fruits Apples, fancy Baldwins and Spitzenbergs, $1.50 per box; cooking, 75c$l; pears, $l(gl.50 per box; grapes, $1.50. . Butter Fancy creamery, 27Ji"30c; dairy, 20(322 He; store, 12 J 14c per pound. Cheese Full cream, twins, 14315c; Young America, 15 J 16c. Poultry Chickens, mixed, 11(3111 e pir pound; springs, small, 13(3 14c; hens, 11(312; turkeys, live, 17818c; dressed, 20c; ducks, $7(37.50 per doz en; geese, live, 8c per pound. Eggs Oregon ranch, 26(327c per dozen; Eastern, 2223c. Hops Choice, 26927c per pound; prime, 25; medium, 22c. Wool Valley, 17(18cj EasternOre gon, 12(315c; mohair, 32d35c. Peef Dressed, 6(370 per pound. Mutton Dressed, 6(3 7c; lambs, 7tfe. Veal Dressed, 789c. Pork Dressed, 656Jfc.