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BLUE READY FOR "A NO. 1," FAMOUS
MEXICAN WAR HOBO, MARRIED
To Him Is Inlrusted Duty of Romance Halts Roaming of
FOUGHT IN CUBA IN 1898,
ly Giving Cubam Whisky He Wat En
abled to Draw Map 9howing Exact
Location of 8pnnish Vessels Story
of Brave Exploits and His Promotion
In the Service.
Washington In J oil rcllU'lTlbei
Best Known Tramp.
HIS REAL NAME A SECRET.
BRIEF NEWS OF OREGON
Thirty Years' Tramping Around the
World at Total Expense of 7.t1 Rail
road Fares Learned Four Languages.
Now Prominent Citizen of Erie, Pa.,
Where He Settled Down.
Krle. I'd. -"A No. ," tho "clinniplon
lint tlii' governor of North Cnrollim ' holx" of tin. world, hns ittlid down
nlil to tho pivi-rnnr of lootfe Ctirn I Md innnliil. Tho Wiodorvr who iiinile
linn ? Well, Hit- application of that ' III" homo from Sn ?. to SltUn baa crnm
lmniiiit.il principle mad Victor lllue
Jnit innv do hi Ifo.'tr .Vltnlntl Itiuc.
In cotuiiiiiiil of tln liiirciu of nnvlun
tlon of tin- 1 1 : i ili'lini'tiiiciit. That
bureau Is to llie navy a good ileal
tiled himself up In a nIx room apart
ment. The tramp who una lioen uleep-
Iuk In liox cars for full thirty years
1 now lias a maho.-aiiv lied.
Tor a Ih Inl of a eonliirv he drifted
All the tillable land an liable for
Fettlem.'iit In tl.e area recently !'
lnated from the forest renerves In cen
tral Oregon will not accommodata
more than 200 families comfortably.
The president has restored to entry
for 20 days fiom May 8. 200 acres In
tho Oregon national forest In section
28, township 2 north, withdrawn from
entry October 11, 1912.
The Judgment of the lower court In
Portland, where Attorney Mux Cohen
! was found guilty of subornation of
I ! Im.m In t.-l.o.. alnvn rMiao wna
I" I UI l 111 (l nillir i.wu ,uvv, .
affirmed by the I'nlted States court
of uppeals at San Francisco.
In shipping IfM pounds of seed rye
from Hums to Port llm 'k, Lake coun
ty, a dlslance of 120 miles, L Wold
enberg routed it by parcel post, the
shipment going by way of t'alifornla
ami Iteno, a distance ot MM miles.
Massive logs cut from the forests
of Oregon, some of which weigh 20
tons i in h, have born received at 8an
Francisco for use In building the great
colonnade at the Oregon fair struc
ture. They were shipped by rail.
aimlessly from Chile to Alaska. II.
what I .iTiiii:iiy broad gauged train "rode the rods" far more than half a rjr, darOBOS True Wilson, general
aeii"'iiry of ilie temperance society
di.spati'hcr, with collateral authority ; million iniies. He saw mure srenery at
over the general iiinmiger, might be law OVarttwd "! per lool than any
to n railroad It practically runs the man living. In thirty years he paid
di'P iitiiii nt Iuirlng Hie war with ' OBlf iil railroad fare. Hut lie BOTOf
Mil'" ll will be lllue's duty to kit siin.kes. drinks at gambles. Ills only
Hi it tin -.hill are provisioned nnd l great peaaioa u us the m ainlerlu-t. And
coaled aiil inclined. Ilelweeti times he ; BOW this Imlio has fo.siken the road.
win give tin iiiuamiers their sailing j fallen in lure nnd married.
order Tin- hi. r ..r this bnrenn i the , Oi Igfil in February, mil. n freight
." and h'L's and right ha ml of the ' train elnmgeil into the yards at Krlo.
lixerage chllliin se.iel.iiy of the nav.
When he Was l.leuti'iiMlit Ulue. Salilp
ami's tlisrt wns hjrtttg onl-lde Santiago
linilmr wnlllng for t'elMia's licet to
'o ut ii didn't come No one
Was eeii poaltlre that It was In.
"I'll tlnd out " said Ithle
lie went iisli'Ue nlone. depending on
tin' guidance ami escort of the Cuban
I'll The nlylit was rold and a stinging
sleet was fulling "A No. 1" was hid
den iiway In one of the DM ears iln
ing The cur Inspeitor routed him mil
nnd found that be was half frozen, lie
took him o his shanty and shansl his
ml'liiU-lil I h Willi him The remain
iler of the night "A No 1" spent sleep
ing on a I'uoi. rorered with black cosh-
patriots who were eiiuiped In the tall Ions In the glare of a Pad hot stove. It
grass thereabouts The patriots hud
been badly Mimed up that day In a
was an unusual art of kindness for n
hobo In receive 'A No. " towed that
burp skirmish with the Spaniards ' he would DereT forget It
The nlian chief arils one of the
l.nst NoienilH-r "A No. 1" rtalted
grmii'Mi'Ml n!i. in chief-. Itlne bid ever ' Frle iigiiln. nnd this time he brought a
present ror ms irue iriemi. nie ear Hi
spe. tor. He wils Invlttsl to call nt the
Inspector's house He Hoi eptod the In
llailon Tin 'ii he met the lusptslol's
t'ticountered Woumltsl patriots were
lying nil over the rump groaning.
Lieutenant lllue naked for guides nnd
"Not i nniii!" said the savage RelMtT
al. "Not ii Hie!"
He meant It That wns obvious. Ro
Ulue didn't argue the case with him
Itut In his sleud. i hUggUgU grUTU NM
bottles of the hs whisky thai t'Ver
sofletied the heart of mail.
"M) gelienil,'' siild Itlne Hoftly.
"will j on Join me in ii (oust to Cuba
Would he? He did Ithle handled
llm bo tie an I tilled a tllli'Up so full
I wblsi. thai it dribbled doeru tie
hides The general Is-gan to gn.e on
Mill with ml-ly and aff.s tlonnte eyes j
"My general. " auM Ulue. "before I
go will you not loin me Iti a Natal to
the allies the Fulled St. lies nnd fair
The general did. In another Hump
fill of whisky tlint wns .barged with
. efaUtbMI and ..ve I'itiIv soon he
pMI his aims iiround Itlne anil kissed dingbter, Miss Mary Abigail Troboskl
n alga school graduate, twenty peara
of age nnd a liniabed UUmIi lilll
In that one utgbi Cupid a., ompllshisl
for the roiliiier what "A No. I" had
I living to do for himself for a
ipiarter of n century
l.oe wms stronger tbiin wauderlust.
and lbe wert eugngasl Tlie hiiiioiiii. e
llielil ' nils. si roostel ll.ltlou BUMNBg tin
'A NO. I."
IB .i vomit' gentleman
A iii.iii ton asked me Cur." wept
the general "ami I refuisl you Alas.
t-h.'H ll . inn men. m hero!"
II I e)'ti i Nfg and wriggled
tbioii.'b ill.- tail grnea until he mum
I" the i i iplions edge of Santiago
J.iili.'l Sp.uUllu in the daikucMM he
I MB iilin he aaa the Until of (Vr
Vera's s'.., He repot , h i.. S.nnp ' hidlew of File. They whisp.i.sl about
BOO, but tun wns not enough, s.nnp ""' """'" "' pictO Miss TrohosUi
aou wauled the position of everv ship I th'""lng herself away ug a hobo
tapped s tbit the Ainerl. ans'.onld ' S"""' "f u,'r f'lends .ame to her with
tievaie theli guua and aboil them urar U'"'H '" ""'" v""'''- ""' i''''"''"' "'"'
the bills wbl.li locked Santiago bar I ",-r " ' ousidei it. All Ik rultt. Miss
bor. lllue Went hnoh mother night - ! nlgl replbsl that hers was not the
ill danger of Ms lit,- ,, even NrlUgbj "" V,"'I,','V of 8I"'
through Hie and climb.-l a trtsj "M M" '" "'" """il MnrlMlMg
which overhung the harbor', edge I0 lm.!TPiom
There h, n i bj miracle to I " v No ' " ,,,,,,,,p' u ""' Wv" k""""
io ii-. .lie any (iii.iii. . I . oiuuiein lie
i ran away from home when be era
eleven yearn of ae ami Iwcnine a yURg
in. in kl.l A yeggin.iu iramp dooau'l
beg. he robs; he would bin. kin. k a
inau for a meal lie always his n kid
... trUTOi itli bias, loi the eliild egg
ii i. id outeldo while he is crucklug a
I lod ;:! bun tbe signal when a
"i upper" appro.'lilles. Hesldes. the kid.
wltli the appeal that his tender years
.'an get food for both by beg
' if It. w bile a regular old Iramp
would be more likely to gel lull
The ye-guinu (hat this hols, traveled
with thirty years ago called him "A
No I" kid Tbe bv got bis "monicker"
lrom Ibis; 1 1. uui's never have real
names. The are called 'Alkali Ike"
or "llox Cur llennie' or the like. Aak
"A No. 1" his real name, and he will
reply. "Sh sli iust A No l." "
He has a pi. lure of himself and .lack
London taken during their companion
ship on the road In lS'.M. "A No. 1
nuke a pet I.. I map f the position of
the Spanish s'nps It.tweeu limes he
liad to down out of the lice ami
boot In. impetuous patriots Into gttiggj
tip tin .i truus The tree bun.; directly
over a populous gpankat fort, and
Bpanlsh aoldlera arere within '.isy pot
ting range lit- Cuhm - arauted to get
11 few s.nlps belote lli.- Went back to
the Jungle lllue s uinp ui.iMiig htruck
them as iic.idciuic md absurd an. I a
U ase ol t
For t lit t i vploii Mine was jump.sl
live numbers u rank, for "extraordl
nary heroism' He lind fairly divided
the S.inll il'o honors with I leillenanf
llolison. although the bitter's feat was
DELIVERS POSTAL TO DOG.
Carrier Calls "Tig." to Every One Un
til Right Tail Wags.
II. ii. urn ..id In. I A posl.il card time also iiosschscm autoirrunhed ennts from
from Hot Sitlt,s. Ark. directed to Thomas A lMtsou. I uther Hurlmnk and
"Tigc. ll.imiuou.l. Ind" Fostal nuthor- William II Talt Anotli.i .aid has this
Itlcs poUOOred over It long. It rend: ajeao note "I know 'A No. V to be
"Darting Tlge, are you a (OUd dog" 0 Tb.s.dorc Itoosevelt "
and was signed "Mother." -.v o 1" has prevented twenlv rail
Julius Kusaukc. a mail carrier, agreed n.a.l wr.sks In as uimiv years, lie has
to deliver It. lie .ailed "Tige!" at dogs utiei-s from three different railroad
all day ami was efcaaed 09 them Ha ' ,.sdenl.s thanking him for his saving
at lust came to bOMg where a bow l)( prauorty ud life,
legg.sl sway 1. 1 I... I bull pup came out A No I" ou a $1AW0 wager ouce
to moat Mm j deadbeatlng" his wav from New
The dog graven! savagely, and Ko , k , Sau Fran. Isco In eleven davs
ksuko said. "Hello. Tig."' and the dog .,n.l til limi.v With i:) of this he
wagged his stubbv tail. The currier bought uiub at t ambndge Springs
ask.sl the woman of the house whether jv, ami inscribed Ibis epitaph on It:
her dog's niiue was Tlge ..A No ,
"It li. H .. von a lottaf from his The RaaaMer
lolher'" all ask.sl Koaai Ue. and then
COiitluiic.l: A'ell. here is i letter to his
Ui.'lhei ; ploaao mall ll "
At Heat al 1 it
The reiii.'iiuiug J'.'.'s) be spent in res
of the Methodist church, will head an
auto lour for the prohibition party.
Heaibpiartcis will be opened In Port-
Minos, placed by the war dopurtauont
Oil the i 'Ue ol I'eacock apit at tlio
moutli ol the Columbia river, will bn
taken up on account of protests of
IIhIiciiiu'Ii. The mines are unloaded,
but are a menace to the Mil net men.
Plans have been consummated for
Silein's biggest eborrj fair, Juno 25,
2U anil 27. A temporary pavilion will
be . reeled i n 1 1 urttiOUM Mtaaffg
lor the hil.tis, nnd many novel en
tcrlalnincnt fentuf". will be provided,
'Ihe Hull,,. I. umber coinpnay has
filed suit against Clatsop county, nt
Astoria, to restrain the collection of
more than $:iiiim taxes UUdOC a speclnl
levy made b I district No. 16, on
the ground of Illegality of proceed
ings. Through the efforts of Luther J.
( luipln, Marlon county farm expert,
a potato growers' association was or
ganlxed at Salem for the purpose of
Improving the grade of spuds being
produced In that section. The plan
Is to ship In good potato seed.
Judge Willi im Oalloway of the Ma
rlon county circuit court has ordered
that a peremptory writ of mandamiiii
be issued directing State Treasurer
Kay to deliver the 80(H) or more school
fund notes, representing loans of
si liool money aggregating over i5,000.
nun, to the stale land board
I' S Senator Lane of Oregou, In Ihe
debate on the amendment to the ngrl
Cultural bill, said that the government
d..l not vt.nii any of John I). Itock. I .
ler's motley in extension work. He
said the money was "tainted ' with
ih. blood and tears of the women ami
children shot down In Colorado
The prune crop In several sections
of Polk count is Injured and pros
peels for the average crop are uiil.iv
n.ible. according to the growers
There are some orchards, however,
that are well protected by near by
hills and are expected to yield the
Vivian (irav. secretary of the liar-iii-v
Count) Cooperative association,
has appealed to (inventor Wes' and
Secretary of Slate Olcotl for state as
lata, UPC in protecting tin- crops of
II, line) count) against the J.ukrab
bits. She says that the jackntbblts
kUVg taken the crops tor several years
until the fanners are discouraged and
A complete. I railroad grade between
i u ana and Com Hay is practically
finished and rails will be laid to
Mntsiii'ield early In 191.', according to
II. P. Hoe). Southern Pacific engineer
In charge of the Willamette Pacific
One thousand men ,nv al work and
tbla number is to be im tensed as fast
I us men can be shipped In.
Heprcseiitatlve Siuiiott. by authori
ty of the house committee on public
lauds, bus reported favorably to the
house a bill, heretofore passed by the
sen. lie, authorizing the stale of Ore
gon lo exchange its .-cutler.'.! school
and indemnity lands In forest reserves
for compact body of forest lunds of
vipiul area and approxlmutcly the
same value The bill affects about
50.(100 acres and was introduced orig
inally ut the request of Governor West
in order that (he state might obtain
title to a single tract of laud suitable
for a state forest.
h the woii'on enfranchised the
registration m Oregon tor (lie pnmnrv
May If, tins year, totals MC3I4. with
11 counties reported unofficially .
There will be little change either vvn
in the final statement. For the prl
inarv. J912. when only men voted,
tin registration was 131,880. That
ihe women will substantially figure
in the primary and the election In
November is proved by the reglstra
(ion figures That the big lead of
ih. prohibition puny over other minor
parlies is due to the recent victories
of the drv" element In this state is
the belief of the men ft ho oppose the
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