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MITCHELL MONITOR VOL. VII.
PKINEVILLE, OREGON, THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 19U1.
PRINEVII.I.K l.ODtJF 0. 7. A. F. A A. M
Meets in Masonic Temple on Saturday be
fore full moon of each mouth.
T. M. Bilntis, W. M.
J. N. WnxixjcsoN, Seer-clary.
flARNATIOX OHAPTKR, WO. -M, O. K. S.
Meets s.eon1 mikI fourth Thursday of each
month, in Masonic Temple.
Mrs. t. M. Baldwin, W. M.
David P. Adamson, Soc.
OCHWO I.OrxJK, NO. fi, I. O. O. F. Meet"
in Odd Follows" hall everv Smurtlv even
ing. J. H. iiKKY, X. ti.
Chbtr Corks, Secretary.
II NA TOPOE, NO. K. of P. Meets in
i Odd Fellows" hall every Wednesday even
inir. All brothers in good standinc invited to
attend. c. W. Ei.kins, C. C.
H. Slot XL, K. of R. and S. ,
OCHOOO I.OVH.E. NO. 101, A.o. r. w. Meets
in Old Fellows' hall on the second mil
fourth Mondavs ot eaeh month.
v. Ptirn, V. W.
C Cohrs. Recorder.
Sl'XBEAM T.OIWE, NO. SS, I. of H. Meet
at Odd bellow s' hall even- Tilesviav even,
inc. SIhjs W-a. Pkapkr, vhief of Honor.
Mrs. H- P. IttUKMP, Kee.
1")R1NEV1I.I.E CAMP, NO. 21S, WiHnMEN
of World. Meets at IMd Fellows" hall ou
the first and thia-l Thnrsdav eveninvs ot each
month. M. A. Hru
x Consul Commander.
J. L. McCnj-OCH, Clerk.
1 I NIPER f.ROVK. NO. lt WOOKMEN C1R
til cle. Meets at Odd Fellows" hall every Fri
day evening. Mas-S. 1. Kklknaf-,
Mrs? Mikxt Crook, Clerk.
Physician end Surgeon
Office in the rear of Belknap A Moore's
V - lsrogstore.
J 0. HYDE, M. D.
Phj.-ic.aii and Surgeon.
Phone No. 2. Residence, in New
J H. RCSEM3EFG, M. D.
PHISICUI A3D SERGEOH.
Calls answerer! promptly, day or night.
Office w 1 ii lr. V. liepner. Resi
dence, Bed by Hotel.
C PALM R
lttoraej-il-La3d latarj Public j
AH business promptly anil carefully at- !
tended to. Coliecuoes a
, Specialty. . "
Attorney mi Counsellor at Lai
J W. HCPK.FS
0. S. Commissioner.
Land I'liinzs and Final Proofs Given
ED. N. WHITE
Wines .. Liquors Cigars
FRISEVILLE - - ORtGON
Cary House Bar
HENDERSON & POLLARD
J. 0. GYRUS'
rRIMTILLK - - OKKON
DEPUTY STOCK INSPECTORS
Notice is hereby given lhat I have
appointed the following named persons
Deputy Sto-k lnsp ctors:
J. P. Cartwrnjht Hay Creek
Krnest Sherar Cr s Keys
Harry Webb Ashwood
E. Soarks Maters
A. Morrow ....Haystack
V. M. Smith Panlina
Ro"eoe Knox I'oet
T. C. Swain B ar Creek
J. S. Bogne Hoeiand
Alex Mi-Intoah Hardin
JOE H INKLE,
Stock Inspector ol Crook County.
Tou cannot sell jour goods
Unless you advertise them
j THE JOURNAL
Is the best medium in
Headquarters for Stockmen
THE DALLES, PORTLAND &
.ASTORIA NAVIGATION CO.
Steamers "REGULATOR" and "DALLFS CITY" daily between The Dalles and'
Portland. Passenger and freight Service. j
PASSENGER SERVICE : ;
We offer unsurpassed indneetnenu to passengers, and reneetfultv solicit their jvat
ronaae. Our peoialtie- are Comfort, outrk Tlmatntl I'l.M.ur. Our steamert
hare beeu put in thorough repair, and facilities added for the comfort and aaae ol
Too much cannot be Mid In favor of this line as a. pi, a re route. It ta almost enont-t
to say that "It is down the Columbia." The cooling bnea. the grand acenerv, tb
ftveuooi iron amok.e and dust, combin to make it a noil eojoable trip. Try it-
re at All times prefwrwl to hanttte carefiillT freight of all kind, with prompt'
tiess. e have a roniBodious a an hme. where shipmenta can be taken caae of un- i
til called for. Wool aud wheat kyttipuaccu especiailj ol.cited
tnr rar! win always be rourfl as low aa the lowest, and aJwars as low aa in posibl I
lo niMi. them, tiur aim is to endi tvor to keep in line with ur tormer iol icr, and
a. iu xwtiri u u s nint?, I it & LAIVK l.l.MS." Write for rftirs an.!
i i vi!r1 foi r- your uckeu and Utp your irciht via lb RtOl LAloH
IV n 1IT nnv n 1
w. I. ALLAAi, General
General Comrnission and
Z. F. MOODY
Prompt attention will be paid to tho-e
Leaves Prineville at 6 a. m. on Tuesday, Thursday anc! i
Saturday, connecting; at Warm Springs with . stage for The
Dalles and way points. j
Leaves Warm Springs at 6 a m. on Monday, Wednesday :
ind Friday, connecting at Prineville with stages to Burns, .
Lakeview, and other points. i
Through to The Dalles in DAYTIME. Fare, $7.50.;
Rourd trip, $13.50. Good accommodations at all stations, and :
Particular attention given to freight and express. Rate,
from The Dalles fo Prineville, 2 cents per pound.
Stage offices at Templeton 8 Son's, Prineville, and
Umatilla" House, The Dalles.
The Prineville 8c Shaniko
GEO. M. COIiNETT, Manager.
J .eaves Slisn'ko at ft P M. every day. and arrives in Prineville at 0 A. M
Leaves Prineville at 6 P. M. every day, and arrives in Shaniko in 12 honrs.
Carries the IT. S. mail, passengers and express.
Connects at Prinevil'e with stages for Eastern and Southern Oregon, Northern
California and interior points. Also makes connection at Shaniko with trains
(or Portland and all Eas ern points.
Good accommodations along the road. We have recently pnt on new thorongh
1 race loaches, and now have the best equipped stage line in Eastern Oregon for
the accommodation of the traveling public.
,11 persona wishing passage must way
ith-rs will not here etved. Express
rs will not be re -etved. r.x press must
(company will not be responsible.
The Company will take no risk on money transmitted.
Particular attention given to delivering express matter at Prineville and all
Southern points in Oregon, and advance charges will be paid by the company.
At Adamson it Winnek Co., in Prinville.
Has eslablished its reputation as the MOST
COMMODIOUS, CONVENIENT ano
WELL-KEPT HOTEL in Crook County.
AH Staee Lines.
x mi n n i
Agent, The Dalles, Or.
in Business at the Old
Well - Known Stand
who favor me with their patronage.
J. E. CAMPBELL, Proprietor.
- bill at offices before taking passage;
be way-billed at
i the offices, or Stage
NEW OF THE WEEK
From AH Parts of the New World
and the Old.
OF INTEREST TO OUR MANY READER?
Comp-ehcnsive Review of the Important Pax
pcnkvjj cf the Past Week in a
The qneen's fortune is not so large
as fienerally supposed.
The accession of King Edward was
attended with much pomp in London.
Thomas Ketrns has been elected
United states natot frcwu Utah.
A fire in Montreal destroyed proper
ty worth from $3,500,000 to $.3000,
000. California's orange crop this year
promises to break the record of p rev
Thr&a men held up a saloon and
gainbiug house in North Yakima and
secured f 800.
Shelby M. Cullom ws re-alected
United States senator from Illinois.
This is his fourth term.
Lieutenant Taylor, of the United
States rereuns cnttei Penrose: was
drowned at Peneacoln, Fla.
William A. Denton, a soldier of the
lila.k Hawk Indian war, is dead at
Madison, Iud., sgel 101 rears.
Washington senate passed memor
ials praying couress to appropriate
$15,000 for improvements ot Lewis
river and $100,0.10 for completion of
The Dalles-Celiio canal.
A dispatch from Pekin savs 25.000
Chinese regulars hare reassembled
near Chan Ting Fo. a dav's march
. from the French troops. General Ver-
ron is closely watching them, and M.
Pichon' French minister, has en
eigetically requested their immediate
A damage has been settled at Tusca
loosa. Ala., for which no precedents
in law could be found. B. W ilson was
talking over a telephone during a
thnnder storm, and was struck by
lightning and killed. Suit was
brought for damages, but was settled
by the payment of $1,800 by the tele
A special tourist train on the St.
Louis. Iron Mountain A Southern
Railway, was wrecked near Walnut
Ridge. Ark. The only person injured
was the Pullman porter. The passen
gers were only badly shaken up. The
accident was the result of an attempt
to wreck the Cannon Rail train which
waa an hour behind the special, by
The oath of allegiance has been ad
minisf red to over 1,000 Filipinos at
Foll-blooded Indiana in the Creek
country t hi eaten to exterminate the
The Oregon and Washington legis
latures adjonr&ed ont of respect to
Three people were killed near Van
couver as the result of an explosion of
powder beiug thawed ont in a stove.
South Bend, Wash., has sent a dele
gation to Olympia to work for the loca
tion of a normal school at that place.
The sloop Maria Teresa, owned by a
subject of Great Britain, was burned
by the Venezuelan gunboat Miranda.
The Grand opera bouse atCiuciunati
burned without loss of life. The the
ater was packed at the time the fire
Stephen Parson Myer, a well known
contractor, who built the Colorado
Midland railway, is dead at Louisville,
Ky., a ed 72 years.
The finances of Oregon, with the ex
ception of two special funds, are in
good condition, reports the state treas
urer in his financial statement.
Chinese Boxers are said to have
again resumed active operations in the
vicinity of Tien Tsin. Li Ilnng Chang
and Prince Ching a e accused of being
associated with the Boxer leaders.
Particulars hae just been received of
a fatal duel at Springville, in Apache
county, Aris. Moute Slaughter was
killed by ex-Sheriff Heeler and Clare
Pearey, an onlooker, was badly wound
ed. Heeler and Slaughter were cattle
men and bad blood had existed between
them for a long time.
Senators elected are: J. R. Burton,
Kansas; Knute Nelson and M. E.
Clapp, Minnesota; R. J. (5 amble,
Sontb Dakota; W. J. Sewell, New Jer
sey; J. II. Berry, Arkansas; F. E.
Warren, Wyomiug; S. K. Klkins, West
Virginia; J. W. Baifey, Texas; F. M.
Simmons, North Carolina.
Frank Jannsen, a barber of Sonth
Scranton, Pa., went home drunk and
in a quarrel with his wife, threw a
lighted lamp at her. The lied was ig
nited and their 7-year-old .boy butned
to death. Mrs. Jatiuen was prohahly
fatally burued. Her sister, Maggie
McDonald, waa seriously burned. The
house was destroyed. Jannsen is un
Compulsory education in New Zea
land is considered a success.
The Georgia state university at Ath
ens celebrated its centunniul.
Yale's football association last year
paid out $1,294.95 for medical attend
ance and $749.30 for "shoes and re
pairs." j The British ambassador in a com
munication to the secretary of state
; praised Americans at the siege of Pe
In the South the Italians are fonnd
to be good cotton pickers. They are
! quick and have nimble fingers.
Swilt & Co., of Chicago, secured the
first contract to supply American meats
to the Russian government.
Accident and health insurance com
panies representing $50,000,000 in pol
icies have consolidated, with general
offices in Chicago. (
Aocording to a report Just issued by
th. state mine- inspector of Montana
that fate produces 23 1-3 per cent oX
the world's copper output and 61 per
cent of the output of this country.
BIG FIRE IN MONTREAL
Nearly Three Million Dollars' Worth of Prop
Montreal, Jan. 25. One of the most
destructive tires from which this city
has ever suffered began at 8 o'clock
last night, and, notwithstanding the
efforts of the entire fire department,
the progress of the flames was not
checked until 1 o clock this morning
By that time it had destroyed property
estimated at between $2,500,000 and
$3,000,000, and was still burning.
though the appearance was that the
firemen have at last got it nnder con
trol. Included in the property burned
is the splendid board of trade's build
ing, which cost $600,000, and honsed
over 100 tenants, half a dozen large
business houses and two score of small
er buildings. The weather vVas cold
and the firemen were greatly hampered
in this respect. Outside of the board
of trade building there was not a mod
ern structure among those burned
Crowds of people jammed the nar
row streets, and the police could not
control them. Wumen fainted and
their clothes were torn and a few
slightly injured in rushes for safety.
The fire started in the premises of
M. Saxe & Co., wholesale clothiers,
at Lemerne and St. Peter streets. The
streets in the locality were deserted at
the time and the tire apparently had
good headway before the fiist alarm
was sent in. The firemen fonnd the
building a three-story stone strncture,
a mass of flames.
FATAL HOTEL FIRE.
Three Men Were Burned to Death and Several
Injured at Kewance, III.
Kewanee, 111., Jan. 25. Fire early
this morniug destroyed the Commer
cial house aud came.1 the death of
three men. The dead are: C. C. Cot
ton, aged 22 years. Terre Haute, Ind.,
advance sg?nt of "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
company, suffocated in bed; Klmer
Petersou, Galesburp, 111., brick mason;
James Fischer, Walnut, III., auction
eer. John C. Grnber, of Fort Wayne,
Ind., a contractor, end Martin Jacobs,
of Chicago, an expert mechanic,
jumped from the third story windows
and were badly hurt.
An explosiou in the kitchen sent the
flames into every corner of the house
and cot off escape liv means of the
stairs. The Irantic guests rushed to
the windows, where some hurled them
selves to the ground. Others bad to
be carried ont by the firemen. The
loss is $4,000.
ROCK ON THE TRACK.
Train Robbers Tried to Hold Up the Overland
Express Near Kearney.
Cheyenne, Wyo., Jan. 25. Informa
tion waa lawaiveH bt tcdy that &
night' "by a gaug uf train robbers to
bold np the overland express near
Kearney, Neb. The bandits placed a
large pile of rocks on the track in or
der to wreck the train, which is re
ported to have bad a large amount of
money. The robbers secreted them
selves behind a hill near the railroad.
A pedestrian traveling along the track
came upon the obstruction, was
pouueed npon, severely beaten, and j
robbed of all his money, amounting to ;
$150. He got away from them and
ran to Kearney, where he gave the ,
alarm, and a posse was at one organ !
ized and orders given to hold the train. '
The posse came npon the bandits and
captured one, the others escapiug. ine
officers are still in pursuit.
His Naturalization Was Postponed.
New York. Jan. 25. A man who j
gave the name of Henry Zimmer ap
plied to the naturalization bnrean in i
the county court bouse for bis final
naturalization papers. Zimmer said
be was an Knghshtnan. Clerk Loos
started to administer the nsnal oath to :
Zimmer, and had got so far as for- j
swearing "allegiauce to all foreisn '
powers or potentates," and especially
to the queen of Great Britain and Ire
land, when a messenger rushed in and
announced that the qneen was dead.
Zimmer's naturalization' was immedi
ately postponed until the naturaliza
tion bnrean is officially informed of the
queen's death and the successor to the
throne of K.n-laud formally anuonnced.
The last British subject to forswear
allegiance in this city is John J.
Big Washington Hop Contrsct, j
Tacoma, Wash.. Jan. 25. Pier
Bros., hop dealers, of New Yoik, have
closed a contract with Weller & Mc
Gowan to operate three large hopyards
in Pnvallnp valley, aggregating 60
acres, on the basis of advancing 8 cents
a pound on an estimated crop of 110,
000 pounds for cultivating and deliver
ing crop free on board cars. All above
eight cents is to be equally divided.
A Consumptive Quarantined.
San Francisco, Jan. 25. J. W.
Thompson, a consumptive, who ar
rived here from British Columbia on
the steamer Citv of California, was not
allowed to land, on the ground that he
was afflicted with a contagious dis
ease. This in the first iustance wlwra
a person afflicted with consumption
has been denied a landing.
Justice James P. Sterrett
T. J 1 .. .1 ..1 i ., lan OR Tumna P
Sterrett, ex-justice of the supreme
COUrl OI uilHueipiilB. la uuan mv uis
home here, from the effects of a car
buncle. He was 78 years old.
Rural Delivery for Cresham, Or.
Washington, Jan. 25. Rnral
delivery is to be established at Gres
ham. Or., on February 15, with two
A Denver Tragedy.
Denver, Colo., Jan. 25. Clande
llider, 19 years of age, shot Mrs. Em
ma Douglas, a divorced woman, and
Harry R. Haley, and then killed him
self in the Hotel Saxton, this morning,
where the three lived. The woman
was shot in the thigh, and will probab
ly recover. Haley ii ilangeronsy
wounded in the right lung. Jealousy
was the cause of the shouting. Haley
is an expressman, llider had no occn
pation. His brother, who had served
in the army in the Philippines, killed
himself about a year ago.
American Editor at Manila Must
Leave the Islands.
A SERIOUS MENACE TO THE SITUATION
George T. Rice Made Serious Charges Against
Captain or the Port, Which Were In
vestigated and Disproved x
Manila, Jan 26. General MacAr
thnr has ordered the deportation to the
United States of George T. Hice, editor
of the Daily Bulletin, a uiariue iour
nal. Rice will sail on the Pennsylvania
Monday. The order characterizes him
as a "dangerous incendiary, and a
menace to the military situation."
Rice's offense was publishing a state
ment that Lieutenant Brannersreuther
captain of the port, had charged exces
sive pilotage fees, a percentage of
which he had kept for himself.
The report ot Major Hills, inspector
general, who Investigated the allega
tion, completely exonerated the cap
tain of the port, and contradicted the
editor and the merchants who had
given him information, who had beeu
misled by figuring the rates upon the
net instead of the gross tonnage, the
latter being specified under the Span
ish law. Kice was summoned to the
office of the governor-general ' military
secretary, and was called npon to
promise that he wonld publish no more
such articles. He declined to give
neb a pledge, but insisted that the ar
ticle was tiuthful. and took np a defi
ant attitude when threatened with de
portation. The deportation order was
then issoed. and Kice is now awaiting
the departure of the Pennsylvania.
When seen in jail today be reiterated
his statement that the charges were
true, and " declared that in any event
the severity of the sentence was unmer
ited. Rice came originally from Red
Wing, Minn., waa formerly a member
of the Minnesota volunteers.
The hearing of the municipal govern
ment bill today developed an attempt
on the part of prominent Filipinos to
secure a delay of two years before tax
ing land where the owners are unable
to cultivate on account of the danger
ous situation in the fighting territory.
The bill originally deferred taxation foi
a year. The commissioners adopted an
amendment providing that landowners
who are not implicated in tne insur
rection after March, and prove that
the unsettled conditions prevent work
ing land, be exempted from the second
Lieaienant Steele, with 10 men of
the Forty-third re-imeut and seven na
tive soldiers, fought a fierce half hour 'a
n?agement with i larf-e for.-e of Fill
January 9, which resulted in the kill-"
ing of over 10U insurgents. Private
Kdward McGogie, of company M. was
The condition of the Island of Samar
since the arrival of the troopi has been
qniet. Lukban's forces are hiding
Captures, arrests aud seizures of
arms continue in the nnpacified dis
trict of the Island of Luzon.
Deportation of Filipinos.
Washington, Jan. 26. A cablegram
received today at the navy department
from Admiral Remey, at Manila, an
nounces the departuie of the ship So
lace for Guam, with 10 Filipino politi
cal prisoners, deported by order o
General MacArthur, and charged with
having agitated and abetted the move
ments in the Philippines.
CREEKS AND CHOCTAWS.
The Indian Uprising is Becoming Serious
The Town of Bristow Is Threatened.
Muskogee, I. T , Jan. 26. The
Creek nprising is growing to dangerous
proportions. Marshal Bennett has just
received a telegram from -s'ristow, I. !
T., announcing that 600 armed Creeks.
stuioned two miles froin there, are pre- ;
paring to attack the town, and plead- !
ing for protection from the marshal.
Marshal Bt-nuett And Agent Shoenfelt
are swearing in large numbers cf depn- !
ties, whom they are forwarding to the
scene of the trouble. It is now feared
that they will reach the town too late,
aud the mayor of Bristow has been in
structed to swear in all the men neces
sary to protect the town. i
Soldiers are being hurried from Fort
Reno to the seat of trouble, but they
will not reach Biistow before tomor
row nighjt, as they will arrrive at Hen
rietta first and go overland. Indian
Agent Shoenfelt will ask for more help,
as it is fouud that one company of
cavalry cannot handle the situation,
for the Indians are dividing np into
bands of 100. Marshal Bennett, with
six deputies, are about to leave for
Kufanla, where Crazy Snake w aa seen
today, and will attempt his capture.
The Snake band is within three miles
of Bristow, and is reported to have
whipped two white men'.
The Dawes commission is fcnrful for
the city where the party is, headed by
Representative llackbust, of Leaveu
worth, Kan. Nothing lins been heard
from the party for two days.
Condemned Fellow. Servant Law.
St. Louis, Jan. 26. In pnssing on
the case ot Dennis Mahcr against the
Union Pacifio railro id for joss of his
legs in a collision near Trinidad, Colo.,
Judge Caldwell today vigorously con
demned the fellow-servaut law. Ma
her was ou a passenger train that col
lided with a freight, the crew of
which had misread their orders. Hud
the orders from the train dispatcher
oeen faulty, the feilow-serrant law
could not have been pleaded.
Washington, Jan. 26. The senate
committee on the Philippines decided
to report favorably the bill providing
for the maintenance of a soldiers' li
brary at Manila. The resolution intro
duced by Teller providing for the
printing of the Filipino petition pre
sented to the senate by him was con
siciered and an adverse report ordered
npon it. The f-tesart bi 1 for the crea
tion of a supremrwourt for the Philip
pines was discussed, but the opinion
prevailed that the time had not come
for action iu that direction.
ITO Of THIS AMD liEliBOHIIIO STATES
Interesting Events and Gossip of the Past Week Reported From
. T . ... . . .
Cities and Towns in Washington, Oregon
The Dalles has levied a 6-mill tax.
' Burns has seceived a chemical fire
The Southern Pacifio is stoiing ioe at
The Dalles will purchase 500 feet of
The Oregon legislature deficit fcots
Machinery for the new laundry at
Eugene has arrived.
The Grant county tax levy as been
fixed at 25 mills. '
Coyotes are nnmerona in Coles val
ley, Douglas connty.
The Douglas county tax levy has
been fixed at 20 mills.
The Pendleton school district has
levied a special tax of 8 mills.
Several herds near Montgomery have
been visited by coyotes of late.
It is reported the Dallas organ fac
tory may be moved to Albany.
The approach to the Upper Calapooia
bridge -was carried away by the flood.
Baker City has rescinded street
lighting contract, and is in darkness.
The walls of the first story of Mal
heur county's new court bonse are fin
ished. Collision of i
train and handcar
Or., waa nanowly
Famous Uncle Ben group of mines
in Idaho has been sold to a New York
The coal shaft being sunk by W. A.
Maxwell of Coos City, is now down
about SOO feet.
Plans for the new creamery at Snm
merviile are taking shape. It will
cost about $4,000.
Athena has invesetd $1,500 in school
warrants. The city, besides, has a
balance on hand of $1,100.
Lincoln county has awarded the
contract for building the depot bridge
to George McCoulon for $335.
The old Coos Bay road is said to be
in better condition than for several
years at this time of the year. -
Henry Zuta, Jr., a 17-vear-old boy.
of Vale, Or., accientallv killed Mr-v-l.
JMfWjii'HliSmWi countv, rode i
oS a bridge into a snow bank last
week, and had to dig hiscborse ont.
Contract for building the Wheeler
connty court house has been let to A.
F. Peterson, of Corvallis, for $9,025.
Sixty-five thoroughbred sheep belong
ing to O. F. Knox were drowned near
Cottage Grove by the recent freshet.
Howard & Stearns are feeding 500 .
cattle on Crooked river and about 600
head at Silver Lake, in Lake connty.
A petition is in circulation asking
that the public real from Cottage
Grove to Lorane be widened to 60 feet.
J. W. Walters Sc Son, proprietors of
the Elmira mills, have iioated their
logs into the Long Tom from the Noti
Several car loads of Weston bricks
have been shipped to Mission station.
They will be used for government
An acetyl ine gas plant belonging to
J. P. Williams, of Long Creek, ex
ploded last week, and slightly injured
A petition is being circulated asking
an appropriation of $1,000 to repair
and improve the state bnildings and
property at Sodaville.
A herd of 110 sheep was shipped
from Huntington to Salt Lake City
by the Baldwin Sheep & Land Com
pany, of Crook county.
It is reported that Ed Lambson, of
Willamina, aa leased a large tract
of land on Salmon river, which he in
tends to stock with cattle.
The sale of land belonging to the
Leonard Lang estate in Pine valley,
which escheated to the state of Ore
gon recently, has been confirmed bi
Judge Eakin, of the circuit court.
A meeting was held at McMinnville
in the interest of the woodcutters of
the connty. Every precinct was well
represented. They advanced the price
of cutting; oak wood from 75 cents to
90 cents a cord, and fir from 70 to 90
The farmers and stockmen of Malheur
county feel oonfident that the coming
i season will be a prosperous one for
them. While the winter thus far has
. been an open one compared with those
generally experieuceil here, the indi
cations are that there will lie plenty of
' water for irrigation during the coming
summer, and that the feed on the
range will be good.
The new $16,000 school house at
Davenport is finished.
The railroad agent at Hamilton,.,
! -Harry Beeardsley, was robbed of $200.
A school house will be bnilt at Day
' ton to cost between $20,000 and $80,
Ed Sievers, of Iowa," is considering
a proposition ' to buy a shiugle mill at
! Everett. ,
j A thrioe-a-week mail serivce be
; tween Chesaw and Republic will be
' inaugurated in April.
! Mayor D. T. Anderson, who, with
the other city officials of Rosalia, has
just been sworn in, is Berving his
fifth term as mayor.
A deal has been closed whereby
Joseph Ferguson, of Arlington, be
comes owner of about 600 acres of tim
ber land on Camano island.
The oompilers of the Tacoma direc
tory for 1901, place the population of
the city at 45,000, as against 87,714
returned by the census bureau.
Tacoma botchers have formed an
A petition is being circulated to
have the postoffice name of Guy
changed to Albion.
The Simpson Lumber Company, of
South Bend, has accepted plana for a
pony band saw mill.
Fire partially destroyed the ship
chandlery store of J. C. Todd & Co.,
nn t V, u . u . I.nnt To -n m l,..
$4,000, folly covered by insurance.
Mr. H. P. Harrington, a prominent
citizen of Rosalia, died of pnenmonia.
His remains were taken to the home
of his parents in Monroe, Mich., for
During the recent snow 80 tons of
ore waa hauled from the Cedar Canyon
district to Davenport for shipmeut.
Had the sleighing continned good, still
more wonld have been brought out.
Larkins' hotel at Garfield, leased by
J. W. Keown, was entirely destroyed
by fire, together with most of the con
tents. Loss on the building, $1,500;
insurance, $650; loss on' contents,
$1,000. with $650 insurance.
While fording Toppenish creek, near
North Yakima. Will Carrat was nearly
drowned. He was on borsetM-ck and
the swift current of the stream carried
horse and rider several yards, when
they lodged in some widows, from
which, with difficulty both succeeded
in landing safely on shore.
Owing to technical error in writing
the boundaries of a small strip of land,
amounting to nearly three sections,
lying on the east side of North Bay,
between Mason and Pierce counties,
is left out of the jurisdiction of both
counties. An attempt will be made to
have the neutral" strip incorporated
Osoar Bates, ex-sberifT of Stevens
county, received fatal injuries at the
Drummer's mine, near Curliew. fie
had set three shots in the 125-foot
level, and started to climb the ladder,
but missed his footing on the second
landing and fell back 20 leet. The
shots exploded before he could regain-
hotel porter at Wilbur, Wash., who
was arrested at Spokane on a charge
of horse stealing, has been releaed.
Word came from Wilbur that the man
Chance, whose horse aud saddle Jones
had appropriated, would not prosecute
Jones. The Wilbur man said he owed
Jones money, and that he wonld be
satisfied to have bim keep the borse
and saddle to settle the bill.
A free ferry at Weisex is proposed.
Caldwell merchants have made an
early closing agreement.
John Hnnt was arrested at Oiofino,
on a charge of cattle stealing.
A public meeting was held at Lewis
ton to protest against division of .Sex
The postoffice of Ledno, Blaine
county, has been moved two miles
southeast, without change of post
At Weiser'e regular city election in
April, the citizens will vote whether
or not they want the city bonded for
it is announced that shipments of
crude ore and concentrates from tie
Coenr d'Alene last year aggregated
There were several suow slides in
Bear gulch last week, but no damage
is reported except that the Oroiino
blacksmith shop was swept away.
Several carloads ol steel rails have
1 een unloaded in the Weiser yards.
They are to be used in extending the
Pacific & Idaho Northern next sum
mer. Meetings have been held and resoln
tious adopted by several G. A. R. post
protesting against the proposed plan o
moving the soldiers' home from Bois
to Fort Sherman.
H. M. Merrin, of Spokane, has taken
a band on the Father lode and two
claims adjoining in the Coeur d'Alene
'district. It is understood that work
j will commence immediately.
Lew Granger, who is charged with
! stealing eight head of cattle out of a
! pasture near Moscow, has. been arrest
ed. Granger has a number of aliases,
but it is said his true name is Larkins.
Plans are being perfected whereby
300 feet more tunnel will he driven in
the claims of tne Silver Eagle Mining
Co. There is also talk of building a
cog-wheel road from the Silver Eagle
to the summit.
A Mountain Home drug store wai
broken into and an attempt made to
rob tb,a. place. "fhe proprietor, who
has sleeping apartments in the rear,
was awakened by the noise of the rob
bers. Upon his appearance they ran,
having secured nothing.
,1. U. Meurman, superintendent of
the Moscow schools, met with a sever
ntoilent while splitting wood. Ii
was holding a block with one hand
aud wielding an axe with the other,
when a glancing blow of the axe
struck his band, nearly severing it.
Amputation may be necessary.
W. H. Watt, an extensive min
owner of Iluiley. has written a letter
to Representative Mandell, in which
he opposes the proposed taxation of
mines. Mr. AVatt believes it wtuld
tend to drive capital away from win
ing investments, aud capital to work
the mines is what the state most needs.