Frank Davey Moses Pike
Newsy Letter l-'rom Frank Davcy. DEAR REPUBLICAN:—Your regular weekly visits remind me that perhaps a few of the old friends in that and neighboring sections might not tire of hearing from tlu> Pacific coast and the Emmet county people who are here, through myself, occasionally. The year just closing has been a prosperous one for farmers and the producers of hops and fruits in Oregon. The seasons were favoi able and crops were good. Prices for wheat were not very high, hut hops brought a good figure and fruits of all kinds soli readily at paying rates. Suleni is the center of the largest hop district in the world and this product brings a largi amount of cash into circulation. The great fruit industery of thest parts is prune raising and some idea of its maganitude may be gained froti the statement that one warehouse alone in this city handled and shippee about 1,800,000 pounds of dried Italian j an ^ Petite pVunes to o: There is a general improvement in business conditions and the prescn holiday season is counted the best in many years for the merchants. I had the pleasure of meeting a son of Mrs. Neils Peterson here the past season. He was working in a wagon and carriage factory, but I understand that he has gone back to Chicago. Imagine my surprise one day not long ago upon meeting Frank Redner a printer in the old Vindicator office from 1868 to 1872. Frank is still "print," is married again and has a family. He is now in Portland 01 Astoria. Ho is the same old Frank Redner. His brother "Ileb," is also in the state and is running- 11 stuul newspaper. We enjoyed a pleasant visit during the summer from the Misses France; Haskins and Myrtle Law ton, of Med ford, two beautiful and accomplishec young ladies now. Miss Haskins was born in Estherville. She is a sucess ful school teacher in southern Oregon Both families are doing well, and th< grandparents—Mr. and Mrs. R. T Lawton—are enjoying their old age in comfort. Our daughter Merle was stenograph er in the U. S. internal revenue i: Portland some months the past season and had the pleasure of living witl our old friend, Mrs. L. Ellen Jenkins The latter is enjoying the best o health and the boys have a happy home, besides occupying positions o: honor, responsibility and good pay Will is back again in Portland and is in his old place in the Southern Pa cittc railway oilices; Ralph is chief clerk to the president of the O. R. &. N. Railway company and is virtua manager of the office ic Presideni Mahler's absence; Charley is a printer is married and living in Seattle. A new girl baby came to them a few weeks ago. Clytie Jenkins, daughter of George and Delia (Ridley), is employed as "hello-girl" in the longdistance tele phone office, Portland. George anc Webster and their families live in Portland, but Frank ie still on the farm in Washington. Moses Pike, brother of Mrs. James Maher of Estherville, who moved to the Northwest British possessions about a year ago, left there last summer summer and is now living near Bozernan, Montana. His second oldest daughter was married a year ago. We are grieved at the sad visitations from fire which Estherville has recent- y experienced, but glad to note the interprise which will replace the burned structures with bettor ones. Mrs. Anna (Campbell) Taylor, divorced divorced last March from the doctor, was married at Portland in October to a man named S wart wood, wno had ieen employed at the Institute the >ast two years. Dr. James Barr, formerly formerly of Algona, is conducting the Institute Institute in partnership with 'Mrs. Swartwood.. The Adventistj of the northwest leld their annual camp meeting in >alem the pa«t beu.-'on and among those present were Orren Barber, his wife Ida RandalIj, her mother, Mrs. Ran- lall and their daughter Eugenia. The meeting with them was pleasant. Oiler Oiler Grace and wife (Anna Barber) are well and prospering. The winter season has been very mild and pleasant—no snow yet and he weather now ia delightful. We tad frost several daya. following thanksgiving, which x was . the only Winter experiensed. ; This family sends to it 11 old friends nd neighbors the heartiest wishes for a happy and prosperous new year. Salem, Oregon, Deo. 27, J898. F. D.