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Vol. XVI. No. 2. CORVAL.LIS, OREGON, FEBRUARY. 18. 1903: . bir r
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For Eeforaaryo. .
GREAT : REDIUCTIOI
J. SB HARRIS,
IF YOU ABE LOOKING FOR SOME REAL
;good bargains in stock, grain, fruit and noultrv
Ranches, -write for my special list, or come and
see me. T sthnll rata
IS the reliable information
you over the country.
Times Office for Job Printing
you wish , also sho win g
Real Estate, Loan, and Insurance,
Watches, docks v
and Jewelry "
I have watches from one dollarjup,
gold, gold filled, silver, sil venae and
cheap ones for the boys. Rings of all
kinds Wedding rings,; set rings,, bond
If you are having trouble with yonr
eyes or glasses and have tried all the so
called travelling opticians without suc
cess, come and see me, get a fit that's
guaranieea ana Dy one wno will always
be on hand to make good his guarantee.
; Noe-After Feb ist the stare will
oe 6;30 p, m. except Saturdays. ,
The Jeweler and Optician.
We are sure we can match it if your
china gets broken, and it won't cost you
much either.- We have so many - pat
terns and designs to select from that if
your china or glassware porcelain j or
crockery gets demolished you can buy a
new supply from our fine sets, and from
our open stock, at prices you couldn't
begin to match a year ago.
P. M. ZIEROLF.
FOUND IT NOW.
THE LOUI8 BELFILS LOST MINE
,: IN JOSEPHINE COUNTY.
How Belfils Found and Lost it
: Decades Ago Blizzard; in the '
, Middle West Exploit ; of, "
Mark Haona'a son
' Other News.
Grant's Paes, Feb. 14 A sensa
tional sold ; strike . has iust been
made in the Gold :TTin.cr errmirv.r.f
. o f
quartz claims, located on Josephine
Creek, Western Josephine county,
the pioneer mining district of the
state.. The Gold King group of
claims was recently bonded by M.
Marks, a Seattle mining man.
Since taking hold of the claims Mr.
Marks has given them, a thorough
and systematic davelopment. ;t
In the process of runninsr a tun
nel he has uncovered a body of ore
in which the tree gold glitters in
large grains.: The rock pivea assav
returns of from $100 to $1,000 per
ton free goldy The ledge is ten feet
wide and has been traced for a dig
tance of 1200 feet ud the mountain
from Josephine Creek. Mr. Marks
is jubilant -witn ma good fortune
and firmly believes he has found
trie Donanza ot Josephine conntv.
He will give the Gojd King a thor-
ousn deveionment and when sufh-
cieatlv opened ud. a mill and com.
nlete eauipment for the working- nf
the mine on a big scale will- be put
Old miners here contend that
this late strike on Josephine Creek
is out tne re-discovery of a rich
ledge that was found and lost near
ly 50 years ago. The Frenchman's
Lost Ledge was the name of a find,
or at least wnat was claimed to be
a remarkable find on Josephine
Creek, while coming over the moun
tains by pack pony from Crescent
City. in April,- in 1852.' "He stopped
to take a drink of water from the
creek and while so doing was at
tracted bv the slitter of gold from
the bed of the stream. He gather
ed un a Quantity of fragments of
float quartz that were rich in gold,
dui was driven irom tne spot by a
band of hostile Indians before ho
could make, a thorough inspection
or niB nna. in nis naste he ties-
lected to take a mental inventory
of the ground and was never able
to locate the spot again. In after
years, and in fact up till short
time Deiore nis .death, .Lewis Bel
fills searched from end to end nf
Josephine Creek and completely
oyer too mus oi w aido county, tout
never at?am oonld he hnd even a
trace of tne treasure - that -' he was
given a glirapsa of in the early days.
ine rencnman contended te hia
dyinit - day that v, sometima r th
"1 ren chman's Los t . Ledger would.
oe iouod and tnatit would ustonich
the whole mineral West hv f
negg, ; Mr. Marks i)elieve." at. Irbbk
he hopes, that he' has " found- the
1 . 1 It . , .
iong-iooKea for, f renchman's Lost
Ledge;? ,,.rr-vw,i ;
Cheyenne. Wvo.. Teb. 14 Th
Diizzaru wnicn has been: raging ov
er Southern Wyoming for the past
three days' is over: hut hna tionn fni.
lowed Dy weather so intensely cold
that stockgrowers, especially Bheep-
men, are very apprehensive.' From
Gillette it is reported that stock
men expect heavy loeses, due to the
severe cold. Since the storm pass
ed the mercury... has : fallen, below
zero all over the state, and in some
sections dropped as low, as '25, de
grees below zero. In the neighbor
hood of Laramie the Union Pacific
is experiencing great difficulty in
operating trains, and the snow has
A report from Dillon states that
snow covers the groupd there in
places to a deDth of 2o feet. Tt r.
quired one party 12 days ;to make
a rouno trip 01 lo miles with hors
es and sleds. The snowfall is the
heaviest in the recollent.i on nf t.ha
oldest inhabitants. ' - ': "
A number of trains were Rnn whonnn
near Rawlins. Rotaries and wedge
plows have been busy,. - but it is
with great difficulty 'that the road
has been kept open at all.
All trains are running- Tat, and
there i.io probabi lity of the situa
tion improving as long as the pres
ent cold naD continues and the
Cheyenne. Wvo' Feb" 14. Last
uight the temperature went to 16
below at Cheyenne! : 2S below at.
Laramie and do below at Jfivanston.
Two more days of this cold weat.hr
will surely result in heavy stock los
sea. i rams are moving, but their
passage is greatly impeded bydrift
Charleston, W. Va., Feb.; I4.
u&u, son 01 senator Hanna, and
John Winder, manatrer of the TC&n
awana & Hnriirincr rvi nnmnanv
. : rj
euierjgeu irom, a gambling Douse
tbis morning, and hailed a naRsi no-
cab, in which . was State Senator
Ualdwell, returning home from the
legislative ball. ' The cabby iold
Hftnna thronch the' "winrlnw that
be couldn't take him. They ' com
pelled mm to stop dragged Cald
well out of the cab. beat him en hn il
ly that he required the care of a
phyBician. -.They left him on the
street and compelled the cabby to
drive to the depot, where they
boarded their Drivate car and nul
led out for Ohio. Warrants were
sworn out. and teleerams Eent to
the officers at Pleasanton to flrrnat
them when they stopped there, but
eiropg pressure-was brought to bear
and an official message followed the
nrsc countermanding it.;;.. There is
greit indignation here, . and. the
state legislature has . made a rlA
mand for an investigation why the
arrest was not made,
Washington, Feb. 13. Under the
operation of a special order ' which
Cut off onnort.nnit.v to nffcr nmonH.
mentsVthe House, after a debate of
an aour yesterday, by a vote of 241
to 64 passed the Elkins bill to pro
hibit rebates to shippers. ;
ine Bix members1 who vnt.erl n
gainBt the bill were democrats. Lit
tlefield -"of Maine was nresent. hat
did not vote oh either the rule or
the bill: The: democrats had in
tended to offer the provisions of
ther JLiittleheld bill as an amendment..-''
7 )'' V '' ' ' 7 " '
Dalzell.rtf Pennsylvania Over.
street of Indiana and Hepburn of
lowa, announced tbat with the pas
sage" of the . Elkins " bill 'the anti
trust legislation for this cons-ress
would be complete.
Durins the debate Cochran Mm
Mo.) branded one of: Hepburn's
statements as a ''deliberate lie," but,
contrary - to custom, - this strong
language bad no sequel.
The remainder of the session was
devoted to the sundry r.ivil nnnrn.
priation bill, which was practically
completed. No effort was made to
Washington. iTeb. 13. Sen
Teller' and- Piatt of Connectinnt.
were today appointed by the. senate
committee on ;uban delations to
consider the demands for an inves
tigation of the record of former n;.
rector 01 rosts uatnoone. '
:- This was a great temporary vic
tory for: Rathbone. and it is under.
stood that if he gels a rehearing bo
win mate tnings not ifor certain
parties. It is understood that hn
and hifl friend have' aacnraA am.
dence of the mo9t sensational char
acter, and that they will place this
Deiore tne committee in such a man
ner as to secure another, hearinsr.
The belief is ranidlv orrnninor
that Rathbone is innocent ; of the
charges that : were placed against
nim, and ror wnicn ne waB convict
ed while in Cubai. Tf the
committee decides to allow a new
hearinsr. the case will in all nrnho.
bility become the most sensational
01 any mat nas occupied the atteh
tion of the Dublin for:
The large Bums invnlverl anA :tk
high social and business standing
or ine men in ine case will serve to
make it of intense interest. Friends
of Rathbone assert ; that, hn
made the scapegoat for a crowd of
otner ncen, wnose characters will be
snown ud in dne time - nfmiilinn g
, . . ' & -
new nearing is allowed. --.'-'
Indianapolis' Feb? 14 The 4
trvinff Dr. J; C. AIpxAnH
Indianapolis grave-robbery scandal
repuriea at o:u mat it could not
cept the report and sent ; the'-fury
1 i j.m . . . : ... . r r
uacn. io aeuoerate. until 1U o clock
. At 1:20 p. m. the iurv Rnt. ronrJ
to the court that it could not agree.
juror wnite wbo became ill last
night. Was taken " sink ao-oin ' thio
morning, and the doctor was HAnt
tor. ne bas been ballottinor with
the rest of the . iarors'- while lvin
Al 11 O ClOCK tomcrht t.ha it-irn
1.44 11.1 . .
was lacked UD for the nio-ht. It ia
said the iury stands eight to six for
conviction. : . ;
THEY AGGREGATE SOMETHING
OVER TWO MILLION DOLLARS.
f The Amount SmallerThan Was Ex
pected Reduction Proposed in ;
Cost Militia Some Other ,
Things Done by Leg
islature. Because the United Statps
eroment, by the workings of the
mcK military bill, has taken the
state militia of Oregon, as well as
other states under its protecting
wing. Senator Kuykendall has pre
sented a measure to reduce the an
nual military aDDronriatron of this
state from $45,000 .to $25,000. Sen-
k T!ll -vr ... . . .-
ater rui ino. 224 is tne one which
Drings about the change. The Ore-
eon Guard has been rednned nnrl
it is held, does not need as much
money as formerly.
The Dack oeddler and the man
who goes about the country with
his wares in a vehicle or nn the
cars, is compelled to pay a license
before he mayf dispense his foods
unoer tne nrovision? or Sena tar KiT
JNo. 97, which is before the gover
nor for signature. Exceptions are
maoe in tne case of venders nr nrn.
duce grown in Oregon or of articles
manutactured in tbe country . in
wnicn they are offered for eale.
In the Senate Bill No. 220. intro
duced by Senator Hobson,'an effort
is made to. force the Sumpter. Val-
ley itauroao to lower-its freight
rates to conform with thoae of other
lines opperating in Oregon. "They
nave ine tramc into the territory
which they iaD entirel v ; in their
own hands, and there is no ODDoei-
tion. Their rates at the nresent
. ... . . r
iime ArejeariuuynigtL and we ca
tena to reduce tnem it no9sihi"
Thus Senator Hobson exnlained the
intention ot his bill.
H)use Bill 59. to make effective
the initiative and referendum to
the State Constitution, introduced
bv Renresentative Orton of Multno
mah, passed the House yesterday
afternoon.' It is expected to meet
with little if any, opposition in the
Mulkev's bill passed the Senate
mis auernoon, nxmg the rate of
tare on baled hoos at five pounds
Iner bale. ' It renuires the ; aaaaaanr
to keep accurate record of honvards
ano owners. '
Salem. Or.. Feb. 16. Three an.
orooriation bills introduced in the
legiejaiurt! ivuay, 10. provide lor
tne expanses ot tne state, depart
ments and state institutions for the
ensuine two vears. - The total' an.
propriations! recommended will, be
a j 1 trie over si. iT4.niui ' "ha h s
will be considered, in. committee of
tne wnoie m eacn ot tne houses.
and will then giq to . the -; governor.
1 hey wall probably get through
Dotn nouses Deiore . xnuisday. -
, The appropriations reauested are
for the payment of the expenses of
tne maintenance of tne executive,
administrative, indicial. .edncatinn-
al, and other departments of the
state, for. public printing, for the
capitol building, for various boards,
commissions, commissioners . and
officers. ' t .:
Includins the annronriatinn for
the Lewis and Clark fair and for
the nortaee railroad, the total of
tbe appropriations is $2,1)75,000 in
round numbers. ; .-.
Salem. Feb. id.. Representative
Kav's bill providing fortheaonoint-
ment of a matron at the state peni
tentiary, by the governor when-'
ever, in the judgment . of, that of
ficer, such an attache in needed,
passed the senate Friday afternoon.
The nlace carries .a' sal arv of Sttn,
a month, and in the performance of
all ner .duties, tbe matron is under
the BuperviBion and instruction of
the superintendent, The enactment
of this bill was generally demanded
bv the ladies of the W. C. T. TI.
ot the state, . in- view of the. dis
closure of the recent scandal at the
state penitentiary. -
Eugene, Feb. ,12. The coroner's
jury completed taking testimony
last evening and the following is
' - - Jfiaitor and Jfropriet
the text of the verdict reported to"
Coroner O. B. Ring: ; rU:;' r-v:
; We the undersigned jurors, duly
Bworn and - empanelled by tha
coroner of Lane county, Oregon, oa
the 9th day of February, 1903, find 4
as follows: '" J ' ' ' ' '
; ! First-That the body of tha
son exhibited to us by tha coroner
of Lane county, ia tbe : body of Wi.
W, Withers, who "was at tha tioae
of hii death sheriff of Lane county,
Oregon)"'-''' t i ..; . . '
; 5 Second That the Baid W. ' W '
Withers came to his death from a .
gunshot wound; that the shot that
killed the said W. W. With era nn
fired bv Elliot Lvbns with!
kill the said W. W. Withers and
that the shooting was premeditated;
' Third That at the time of the
said shooting the said W, W.
vvituers was in the performance, , of
his duties as said sheriff" and1 woo
at the" time in the act -of ar renting
the said Elliott Lyons for a felony' -;
: Fourth That at the time of : the
said shooting the said sheriff was
interfered with in the performance
of his official duties by the wife of
Elliott Lyons, and r by the father
and mother of said Elliott Lyons.
Washington, Feb. 13. Herbert
W. Bo wen, Venezuelan representa
tive in the neace' negotiations at
Washington, tonight signed wit
w vmv Mima ; oacufiau vua ah ,
protocol providing for the immedi
ate raising . of the hlonVarle anil
for the reference of the question of '
preierentiai treatment of tbe claims '
of the allied against ; Venezuela i ta
The Hague arbitration tribunal:
The final formalities occurred at
the Bnt:sh embassy.' ' "
By the provisions of these rre
liminary "protocols, which have re
quired more than three weeks - of
constant negotiation, Venezuela
makes two distinct gains, tha im
mediate laising of a blockade from
which she has been suffering for
some weeks, and the return of all
vessels, war and. merchant, which
have been captured by tbe allied
Great Britain Germany and Ita
ly receive advance payments of
5,500 each, Great Britain receiv
ing her payment on the signature
of the protocol and Germany and
Italy within 30 and 60 days from
date, uermany in addition will
receive five monthly payments un
til the full amount paid her in ad
vance aggregates $340.000. " As a
guarantee for the satisfaction of
their claims, Mr. Bowen pledges -
the allies a shaie with the other
creditor nationa in 30 per cent of
the cuatoms receipts of the two norts -
of La Gruavra aDd - Puerto' Cabello.
This percentage will be set aside'
the Venezuelan treasury .until the
Hague tribunal shall decide wheth
er it shall- be "distributed without
precedence among the claimant na
tions, or whether the allied nowers -
of Great Britain, Germany ; and It-
aly 8baU receive .preierentiai pay
ments. " ' '.
Italy bv her nrotocol' s-aina im- '
i . . : -, o
mediate payment of her first-class
- ' " I . 1 . . A 1.- 1 11
claims - witnoo iuriner aajaoica
tion, as soon as the. joint commis-, .
si on at Oaracaa shall .have nasaad
on the remainder of her claims. In
round numbers the adjudicated' t-'
talian claims 'amount :to 568.0001"'-" 7 '
from which wilb be' subtracted ' tha.)' ;
$27,000to be paid herein 60,days:.
from the signing of her first protp- ;
col. . "
For Sale. . ' '
Choice clover seed, in any auan-
tity at 12 cents per pound. . -.
Corvallis flouring Mills.
THE OLD RELIABLE
THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE