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81V HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1891.
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J. R. BEEGLE, Publisher.
The County Official Paper.
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ftrii lniii-M Kmujoii- liavia hi. Ilolnii.
lor foriiattil ilaily evi'nt Huri'lay at $ to a. at.
Hiitiintlrii, ItMiVfa I'oitiauit al i..ai f. M.
. DR. H. R. CLIFF,
Physician and Surgeon.
HI. Il.l.-n, or.
DR. J. E. HALL.
Physician v and . Surgeon,
t lalakaiilr, oliiuilila Co., Or,
T. A. Mi ItKii.at. A. . Ilam.ua. .
McBRIDE & DRESSER,
Attorney at . Law,
Or.nuu ' "r. Or- '
I'rompl altriillmi ulvoll to laud oWrc tiiuini'M
A. B. LITTLE.
Surveyor and Civil Engineer,
Ht, Hnlnna, Or.
County Nurv, )'or. Unit aiirvpy Inar. loan ila
ting anil iifrluwrlim wui k roimiitl lour.
W. T. Hiihmky. J. W. Da.rna.
BURNEY & DRAPER,
Attorneys . at'.' Law,
OrrtTon 'll)r. Or.
Twrlvr Jraara' i-erlini'0 a. Hrnl.tor ( thir
t'nllwl Mia pa Unit own hiro wniniurtila nt
In our aixn'lalty ol all kliHl. ol htialnoaa brt .r
Hi. I ami omrw at Hi. laiim, and Involving Hit
ira'lli'o In Ilia tOiui-ial UliU tmioe.
J. B. BROCK tNBROUGH,
ATTORNEY ' AT.-.' LAwj
Orrgon C'ltr. Or.
(Ut Htrrlal Agent of (Icm ral 1-nml (inirc.)
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J ill at oik ami ntliar I ami IMIIob llu.limaa a
( H y. Ullloo, tkvoiid Hour, Land Ulllo
Notarj Public and Real Estate Agent,
ltuhn, Onlumltla) Co.. Or.
' Tnn nnil.r.lnni'il will atinnil to and cortiry to
II ImiiliHwa iMilalnliiK In th tramli-rrliiK ol
ri'al oatato, anil anaanf Inuiilrlin ri'lalluit In
lofatlo'i anil ailvaiilawca, Jotn In th town, ul
Ntr. ilolne or Kiniivii. will alo annul to
J'enaloil I'lalnii, Ih Iiik anthurlii'd, to hj Ivgal
ruoiignltlon limn Iho Uuparl iiiunt of Inn r nr.
D. J. SWITZER,
St. Hilens, Oreoon,
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STATE INSURANCE CO.
John A. Beck,
Watchmaker and Jeweler,
:, ' -FOR VOI'R- '
ELEGANT - JEWELRY.
The Kind AMnrtimitit o( Watahoa, Clock! and
Jowolry ol all tlvaiirltlou.,
OPPOIITE (HI If MONO, . ,POMLArlD, OW
EVERDING & FARRELL
Front Street, Portland. Oregon,
WHEAT, OATS AND MILL FEED OF ALL KINDS,
Hay, Shingles, Lime, Land Plaster. Also Flour, Bacon,
AND A OKNKBAL ABHOIlTMENT OK
Gro ce rie s?
Which we Bell cheap for chhIi. Give iw a call.
EVERDING, & FARRELL.
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J. W. SHAVER, Master.
I.eavi'8 Porllnnil from Aliler;Htrt'ft dwlc Momlay. via Wcfltpcirt.
kaiiKikttwa ami IJulliliuiii-t, Wwlntwday ami Friilay for ClatHkanio,
touohliiK at SuuviuH Idluml, 8t. HelfiiH, Columbia City, Kalitma, Nwr
City, Kaininr, Cottar Laiuling, Mt.
and all lntcrincilmtti iiointH, rctuniing 1 ucHility, ihtirstlay and Saturday
HOW IS THE TIP
This dcrtirable property nljoinu Milton Station, on the Northern Pacific
ONE HOUR'S RIDE FROM PORTLAND,
Ami is only 1 J iniUtt from St. HoIpiih, the county-seat, on tho Columbia
nvtfr. Millon crt-ck, a beautiful nmuntain stream, ruriB within
2K) yaiiln of thia proNrty, furniHhin an inexhaustible
aupply of water fur all purjKmes.
LOTS, 50x100 FEET,
Ranging in price from $50 to $100, can bo Bocured from
D. J. Switzer, St Helens, Oregon
FOR COWLITZ RIVER.
f I a -a, leaves KELSO Monday, Wednesday and Fri-
IM O I TllWGSI (lay at 5 a. m. LeaveB PORTLAND Tuesday,
Thursday aud Saturday at 6 a. m.
mCCDU tYETI I riri leaves KAlMlin at o a.m.
UUaCrn IXUI-I-W-Si daily. Sunday excepted, arriv
ing at Portland at 10:30 a. m. Returning, leaves PORTLAND at 2:30
p. m., arriving at 7 p. m. "
W. carry a
Ct.. B..Btrl' SupmiM.
to v hi a tnai
F. L. POSSON & 30N. S09
Hucooaaora to Miller Hra.
DON'T BUY YOUR DRUGS
ANWVHKKK BUT AT A BEQULAB-
YOU WILL FIND THE
Freshest, Purest and Best of Everything
CLATSKANIE '.' DRUG ' STORE.
-DR. J a E. HALL, Proprietor.
and get WORE POWER - .
and use LESS WATER
lr onr Kaw Illntita4 CtUfU. ot 1891.
THE LEFFEL WATER WHEEL4 ENGINECO. SPRINGFIELD, 0 U.3.A.
Collin, Bratlliuiv, Htclla, Oak Point
TO SECURE fl ltOT
& CO.'S STEAPHS
lull .tock nt
Second Street. Portland, Or.
Vefa Ava a Spiritualist
rEACHERS' UNION IN NEVADA
The Leaders of the Military Mob at
Walla Walla Arrive Safely
at Aleatraz Prison.
Traveler eay there ii an active vol
cano in the Cancarlea.
A teachers' onion li belnz organized
in Virginia City, Nev.
The examination of Frank Heney (or
the murder of Dr. Handy U going on at
The Indian scare In Idaho is not cans
ing apprehension to army oflicials at
The Junnita Is the only sealer not re
turned to Victoria, B. 0., and fears are
expressed for her safety.
The 'etui-annual session of the South
ern California I'omological Society is
Mug held at Pasadena.
The work on the jetties at the month
of the Columbia is progressing. Rock is
carried four miles out to e and
Thomas H. Horn, a Pinkerton detec
tive, charged with robbing a faro bank
at Keno last April, has been acquitted
by a jury.
The Los Angeles Consolidated Elec
tric Railway has commenced running
electric cars on the road to Vernon, a
distance of about three miles.
There are reports that the Stonewall
mine in Han Diego county has struck a
bonanra, and that an option has been
taken on it in Chicago for $1,500,000.
An investigation into the difficulty
with the Clalispie Indians in Idaho
shows it originated in greeny wnites
trying to dispossess Indians of their
lands and to frighten the Indians away
threatened to bring in troops.
The sixty-second semi-annual confer
ence of tiie Clinrch of Jems Christ of
litter Dav Saints convened in the Tab
ernacle at' Salt Lake Sunday, over 10,000
of the faithful .being in attendance.
There was a choir of 000 voices present.
A printer who is in the state prison at
Canon, Nev., for buying a bottle of
whiskey for an Indian, has appealed to
the typos of Virginia City to keep him
supplied with tobacco, reading matter,
etc., while he is holding down his pres
The Alaska Packers' Association, com
prising the controlling interests in the
thirty-three salmon canneries of Alaska,
has been formed at San Francisco. The
association is controlled by the follow
intr trustee: 8. M. Smith, Q. W.Hume,
J N. Knowlps, Charles Hirth and E. B.
Beckwith, with D. B. Bradford as Secre
tary. The big suit of Alexander Badlam,
Isanc Trumbo and other San Francisco
stockholders ot the Bullion Beck Mining
Company against the directors of that
rompanv, In which plaintiffs sue to re
cover 13"0,000 damages, was dismissed
in Judge Lane's court at Salt Lake re
cently on plaintiff's motion. The attor
neys refufied to give any information as
to the terms of settlement, but it is said
the directors are entirely satisfied with
The chief of police of San Francisco
has written Chief Dietzch of Cincinnati
a letter concerning the Vera Ava mys
tery. He has seen her picture and says
she is the woman who has worked the
Western coast as a spiritualist and mas
sage doctor, under the name of Madame
Inabel. She left Los Angelea last June,
at which time she was so destitute that
a collection was raised for her bene
fit among the spirituaJista of that city.
The chief sayt she is a good talker,
but somewhat emtio and incoherent
Corporal Clarence Arnold and Private
Charles E. Trumpower of Troop D,
Fourth cavalry, have been taken to the
military prison on Alcatrax island.
They were implicated in the killing ot
A. J. Hunt, who ahot a member of the
troop over a gambling table in Walla
Walla. Corporal Arnold waa in charge
of the carbines, and the 'charge against
him was allowing the men to take the
pnn,- and further, for going out to
the jail and helping to "take Hunt oat
with the intent to kill him. Trumpower
was recognised as one of the jail-breakers.
The sentence of Arnold was that
he be dishonorably discharged and be
confined at such: place as the reviewing
atith rity may direct for eight years.
Trumpower received the same sentence,
except that his term waa for five years.
William Q Johnson of the United
States geological survey, who discovered
a remarkable glacier in the Big Horn
Mountains, Wyoming, is in San Fran
cisco with Prof. Thompson, director of
map-making in the Western States.
Johnson is to have charge of some map
work in California. He says that the
region in the Big Horn into which he
peneiraieu nau never iwiure mn yibiwhi
by a scientific man. Very rarely is it
visited at all, and then only by prospect
ors and hunters, who go everywhere in
the mountain country. Johnson related
hiw he climbed to the top of a mount
ain 13,500 feet high; which he calls Cloud
Teak. On reaching the very highest
pinnacle he saw a great glacier stretched
out before him. The mass of ice waa
not less than five miles long, and at the
bottom extended out into a lake about
three-fourths of a mile. The lake is a
small but very picturesque sheet of wa
ter. In- it the explorer saw icebergs,
which had broken off the glacier. ..The
glacier in every way resembled those ol
the Alps, and waa moving constantly,
but by infinitesimal degrees. The great
quantity of ice in the lake, too. seemed
to lower the temperature considerably,
and at the time Johnson waa there-
three weeks ag a portion of the body
of water was covered with ice three or
four inches thick.. Another mountain
loomed up less than two mils from
Cloud Peak, and from a distance it looked
as If it would be impossible for any man
to climb it without cutting a stairway in
the rock. There were precipices thou
sands of feet hiah. and even.on the gla
cier there waa one place where a man
Iftould stand and drop stones down into
the water, a aistance oi i.uuu ieei.
Meeting of 8uperlor Judges Will Be
Held In Seattle to Formulate -'
' The pontofflces of Whatcom and New
Whatcom will soon be consolidated.
The harbor at South Bend has been
relieved of 83,400 cubie yards of mud by
the Bowers dredger.
Yakima Indians are reported to be
willing to take up farms and throw open
the reservation Jo settlement.
Horse thieves are again at work in the
vicinity of Spokane. Five animals were
atolen during the past week.
The Tacoma smelting and refining
works shipped 4,250 bars of bullion, val
ued at $(i5,010, during September.
Tacoma's wheat receipt now average
100 cars daily, or about 67,000 bushels;
Seattle, 35 cars daily, or about 24,000
There is a movement on foot to take
the eastern portion of Clallam and Jef
ferson counties, separated from, the
Sound by the Olympics, and form a new
county of them.
An adjustment of the Ions of the Che
ney Normal School, which was burned
recently, has been made by the Sta'o
Auditor and the companies, and (4,000
has been paid in by the latter.
Silver Like, one mile east of Medical
Lake, is becoming quite a fishing res)rt,
the German carp put therein a few years
ago having increased so fast that they
now furnish excellent sport for fisher
men. Articles of incorporation of the Puget
Sound Vinegar and Pickle Company have
been filed by John Braun, Cieorire Trick
and F. W. Bergen as trustees. The cap
ital is $10,000. The company proposes
to manufacture yeast also. .
Postmaster W. A. Rounds has received
official notification that the South Bend
poatoflice has been promoted to the third
class. The postmaster's report for the
quarter ended September 30 shows
$823 82 as the amount of stamps can
celed. The Northern Pacific land department
is doing a big business in the Clarke
county tract The fears that the com
pany will lose the land have about sub
sided, and much land is being sold.
Those who settled on their land prior to
1882 get it for $2.00 an acre.
The lumbermen who met at Tacoma
the other day to prepare plans for secur
ing Washington lumber for the State ex
hibit building at the Columbian World's
Fair have decided to meet at Seattle
within thirty days for the purpose of
perfecting an organization of the State
Lumbermen 'a Association.
The projected ship canal to connect
Paget Sound with Lakes Union and
Washington at Seattle, if carried out,
will make Seattle one of the fineet har
bors in the world, having a fresh water
dock large enough to accommodate the
commerce of anv port; but. aa the im
provement would cost $3.000,0110, it is
scarcely probable that it will be under
taken for many years.
A zinc ledge is the latest mineral dis
covery made in the vicinity of Spokane.
C. P. Carlin reports that he has discov
ered a fourteen-foot ledge of that min
eral, and recently took samples of the
ore to Charles Fassett for assay.- Mr.
Fassett has made a number of assays,
and finds that the ore carries from 33 4o
40 per cent, of the metal. The location
of the ledge is withheld.
A writ of error to the Supreme Court
of the United States has been allowed
by Chief Justice Anders in the Se
attle Valentine scrip case of Milton L.
Baer vs. Moran Bros. Company. The
transcript must be filed at Washington
within sixty days. An attempt will be
made to advance the caae on the ground
of its great public importance, so that it
may be heard next February.
Hoy Moya, a Seattle Chinaman, has
secured a permit from the Health De
partment of Tacoma to exhume the
bones of a half dozen Chinamen who
were buried in thj south part of the city
near Center street several years ago, be
fore the Chinamen were driven from the
city. Hoy Moya will work under the
protection of United States Marshal
Brown, and the bjnes exhumed will be
sent to China.- . . -
At Port Townsend James C. Baird has
been dismissed from service as Custom
Collector by order of the Treasury De
partment. The order came, and Baird
waa removed from the ollice several days
ago, but the matter was kept secret. As
sistant Secretary Spaulding and Special
Agent Mnlkey have been recommended.
Baird's removal is on account of the
shooting at Wolley. Taylor Holden'a
dismissal ha been approved.
A California company has leased for a
term of years a- coal mine near Kelso,
about half a mile from the Cowlita river
and three miles from the Columbia, in
Cowlita county, and is preparing to de
velop it. A tunnel has been run in 200
feet on the upper vein, and from this
point a shaft has been sunk eighty feet,
passing through five strata of coal. The
first is seven feet in thickness, the sec
ond two and one-half feet, the third four
and one-half feet, -the fourth five and
ene-half feet and the fifth seven and one
half feet There is coal enough in the
upper stratum to last for a generation or
so. Edward Kimball, an agent of the
company, has had a working test of the
coal made at the power-house of the cable-road
companv at Portland, which
proved very" tatisfactoiy. It is a good
quality of lignite, hard and clean, carry
ing 45 per cent, of fixed carbon, which is
a little better than the best Washington
State Auditor Reed adheres to his re
fusal to audit the University building
accounts. He has fully decided not to
issue any warrants for construction ex
penses unless ordered to do so by the
Supreme Court. He suggests that man
damus proceedings be instituted to de
termine whether the warrant may be
legally issued in the absence ot specific
appropriations out of which to pay them.
Mr. Reed feels that there is at least a
grave doubt as to the matter, and he is
therefore unwilling to assume the great
official and financial responsibility of
approving the warrants while the ques
tion is In dispute. If the Supreme Court
should direct the Auditor to issue the
warrants, he would, of course, do so, as
the order of the court would relieve him
of liabilities. If, however, the Supreme
Court should hold Mr. Reed' objection
to be a sound one, the decision would
involve other important State affairs,
and talk 1 already heard that an extra
session of the Legislature will become a
to Be a Success.
NEGRO STRIKE EXTENDING.
Minnesota's Supreme Court Dsolares
Wheat Futures Are Illegal
and Con traots Void.
Real estate in Oklahoma is booming.
The grip is making its appearance in
New York again.
Neither St. Paul nor Minneapolis baa
a single horse-car line.
There is a fine of $500 for practicing
hypnotism in Cincinnati.
The Arctic' Ice Machine Company at
Cleveland, Ohio, has assigned.
A $300,000 onion railway station has
just been opened in Louisville.
A syndicate has offered to buy the
Washington monument for a shot tower.
Pennsylvania farmers, irrespective of
Alliance orders, are holding wheat for
$1.50 a bushel.
, Beacon Hill in Boston is to be ex
plored by diamond drills in the interest
of rapid transit.
England and Germany have each ap
plied for 200,000 square feet of space at
the Columbian Fair.
Strong resolutions were adopted at a
public meeting at Windsor, Canada, fav
oring commercial union with the United
Cadets Griffith of Maryland and Kav
anaugh of Nebraska at the Annapolis
Academy are to be court-martialed for
Thomas Edison, the electric wizard,
has a new system of applying electricity
to cars that doe away with the trolly of
The Minnesota supreme court declares
wheat futures are illezal and operators
on the wrong aide can repudiate their
The Odd Fellows in the United State
can boast of a membership of nearly
700,000 and an anuual revenue of more
The official report on the executions
by electricity at New York show them
to have been a complete success, aa waa
designed by the law.
The Boston Herald has a dispatch say
ing that ex-Speaker Reed will give up
politics and enter a large business cor
poration at New York..
It is probable that the scheme of
transmitting mail in large cities by pneu
matic tubes will be abandoned on ac
count of the great expense.
It is estimated that the Western rail
roads have earned $250,000 the past year
from the transportation of Mormon mis
sionaries and 'heir proselytes.
New York will soon have a score or
more of practically free public baths,
unless the plana of the trustees of the
Baron de Hirach fund miscarry.
The water is so low in the Erie canal
hat ba's are grounded all along the
line. The creeks and feeders have not
been so low as now in some years.
There will be more than an average
vield of corn and buckwheat in New
York. A large tobacco crop has nearly
been secured in excellent condition.
The excitement at Clearfield, Penn.,
over the suspension of the Clearfield ;
and Uoutidale bank still continues, and
the mobbing of the bank waa feared.
The Mexican government is preparing
to meet all revolutionary forces that
cross the Rio Grand, and the prepara
tion indicate that the government is
All the Northwest railroad companies
are calling attention to the critical situa
tion in the North Dakota wheat fields,
where the wheat is lying in stack for
want of threshers.
No rain worth mentioning baa fallen
is Norwalk, Conn., since early in the
spring. A a consequence her reservoir
are empty, and arrangement are being
made to tap the main of a neighboring
Development in the Christ man bank
failure at Paris, 111.,, make the situation
more serious than at first supposed. It
is stated that the lose will not be leas
than $150,000, and the asset may not
Typhoid fever in New York ia said to
have been caused by foul drinking water
brought in by the new and costly aque
duct Sewers, slaughter-houses and
other abomination are pouring into the
source of supply. - x
Secretary Tracy believe that a plant
for the manufacture and assembling of
steel forginga should be constructed on
the Pacific coast by the government as
soon aa possible, and Benicia seems to be
the favored locality.
The Cheyenne and Arapahoe reserva
tions, to be opened for settlement, are
four times larger than the lands recently
opened in Oklahoma, and the rush for
them, it is expected, will surpass any
thing yet witnessed. , a . . ,
: In consequence of the success of the
electrio road between St. Paul and Min
neapolis the steam road between the two
cities has been nnable to obtain its share
of the traffic, and has discontinued from
fifteen to twenty trains daily. .
Chairman Coppel of the board of
directors of the llenver & Rio Grande
railroad ha issued a circular announ
cing the appointment of E. J. Jeffery,
formerly general manager of the Illinois
Central, aa president and general man
The distillers at Peoria, UL, the great
est whisky-producing city in the world,
have decided to use theTakamine (Japan
ese) process of making whisky. The
new plan greatly reduces the cost of
manufacture. A queer feature Is that a
specie of bugs found on the rice is used
instead of yeast for the fermenting
process. ' ,
A stranger at Keosba, Wis., Pat Welsh,
lectured the other day in Tholeen's Hall,
taking for his subject " Why I Left the
Roman Catholic Church." The crowd
frequently interrupted the speaker, and
threatened his life. When he left the
hall he was followed by a mob of 150 or
more. Stone and club were thrown at
him, one of which struck him in the
head. The entire police force were called
out to protect him.
Horrible Butchery of One Chinaman by
Another Occurs at John Day
The Wheat Fleet.
The Sumpter Valley Railroad Com
pany is now running passenger coaches
regularly for the accommodation of its
The river bottom two or three mite
from Pendleton is alive with, rattle
snakes, of which there are more than
have been seen for years.
The Western Union Telegraph Com
pany proposes to extend it line from
Marnhfield to Florence, if the people of
the Siuslaw Valley are willing to share
The grain fleet from Europe is arriv
ing at Portland. The warehouses are
crowded with wheat, and the fleet of
vessels coming to carry it away is larger
than ever known at Portland.
There is considerable talk of organiz
ing an athletic club in Portland for the
purpose of promoting friendly glove con
tests with Urge pillow gloves as an in
centive to greater proficiency in the manly
art of self-defense.
The Oregn State Insane Asylum ap
pears to have been in an unfortunate
condition before the present manage
ment assumed control. The sleeping
rooms were filled with vermin, and the
sheets from the beds were used as towels.
T. B. Trevett, William L. Ladd and
Lewis Russell, who were judges of the
recent regatta at Portland, have decided
that the Willamette and Portland senior
four-oared crews must row again. This
race waa protested on the ground of foul.
A number of Astoria' athletic yonng .
men, who attended the regatta in Port
land a few days ago, are contemplating
organizing a boat club. There is a four
mile straight-away course of smooth
water on Young's river, from the old
mill, that is unexcelled tor racing pur
The alate quarry recently discovered
in Josephine county, twelve miles from
Grant' Pass, is the only one in the
Northwest south of British Columbia,
and there is only one in California, so it
ia bound to be of value. The slate is of
superior kind, ahead of nearly all (late
fonnd in th- East.
William A. Pinkerton, General West
ern Superintendent of the Western di
vision of Pinkerton's national detective
agencv, has decided to establish a Pacific
Northwest branch in Portland. He has
rented a suite of roomsvin the Marquam
building, and the branch office will lie
opened at once with Charles Mapplestein
The Oregon Board of Commerce has
elected the following officers: President,
T. F. Ouborne ; Secretary, Chariea Ran
dolph; Treasurer, Henry Failing. Ten
Vice-Presidents from various Boards of
Trade throughout the State were elected.
A com mittee of seven waa chosen to have
full charge of raising funds for the
World's Fair exhibit. '
At Portland "W. A. Buchanan as re
ceiver of tke Portland smelting and re
fining works has entered suits against A.
I.. T).vennort and H. B. Oatinan on
promissory notes given by each of them
to the comrjanv September 1 1800. for
$3,500 each. The complaint alleges that
the notes were aue anu payaoie one year
from their dates, and that no pvt of
them has been paid, except the interest
up to June I, ttftU.
George W. Crowell and J. H. Tomhn-
boh at Portland bought small fruit
stands, saloons, etc., by giving notes se
cured by a mortgage on some lot in au
out-ot-the-way place that nail been iraud-.
ulentlv conveved to them. Ttiis pur
chase they would resell, the purchaser
paying part cash ana assuming a mort
gage on the property. In this way, it ia
stated, they have secured several thou
sand dollar. Thev are under arrest
After a careful investigation the Ore
gon Board of Railroad Commisaionera
exonerates the Southern Pacific and it
employes from all blame in the neci
dentaf killing pf J. W. Hamilton at Cen
tral Point b-'ptember 25, the tacts show
ing tivat Hamilton deliberately threw
himself on the track before the train.
The same conclusion was reached in the
killing of au unknown man at Harna
burg August -19. Commencing October
19, the Board will make an oiiicinl semi
annual tour of inspection of all railway
line in the State.
At Astoria O. W. Dunbar and George
Hibbert, publishers of Town Talk, have
been arrested on an indictment from the
grand jury, charging them with criminal
libel. The complaining witness waa
Samuel Elmore, and the article which he
deemed libel was published in 7Ww
Talk over fourteen months ago. It re
flects quite seriously on Mr. Elmore'
character. The men gave bail for their
appearance. The case is looked upon by
the legal fraternity a a huge joke, and
the two editors state that they have
abundant proof to substantiate the arti
cle in question.
The mill of the Willamette Valley
Milling Company at Salem will be ready .
to begin operations in two or three
weeks. The delay has been caused by
the failure of the rolls to arrive. A rail
road has been built down Front street to
connect the mill with the Southern Pa
cific lines. Thie will enable supplies of
grain to be received and flour to be
shipped to much better advantage. Not
so much wheat is now brought into Sa
lem by farmer from the surrounding
countrv, as a great deal of land has been
planted to fruit. With a railroad and
the river, alongside, the mill will be able
to obtain supplies from all parts of the
Willamette Valley. It will use a large
quantity, aa it capacity is 800 barrels
par day. '
Word has just been received of a dar
ing robbery which was perpetrated npon '
the National Bank of Enterprise, Wal
lowa county. Cashier Holmes was alone
in the bank, when a man entered and
said: "How much money ha John
Smitu of Portland on deposit here?"
Upon Mr. Holmes saying that no such
man had any money there, the visitor
pulled out a pistol, and sticking it in hi
face, aid : " You are a d -d liar.".
By thi time two confederates had come
up on horseback, and while one. sitting
on his horse, with a pistol in each hand
warned the people back, the other en
tered the bank and pushed all the.
money on the counter $3,500 into a
sack. The three then escaped to the
mountain in the direction of Cornnco-,
pia. A posse was organized and sent in,
pursuit; but, as the country Is upaw:!
settled, their capture ia doubtful, lour
thousand dollars more waa in the till'
under the counter, and could have beett
had aa well aa not, had the robber taken
the time. , ;