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at dispute ut-ttcasco oyek,
Mr. Koortx "YVonld IAfcer to Perform
the Duties of the Office-Until
TEE DAXiL.ES, Or., Jan. . The court
house was the scene Tuesday of a dis
pute as to who should perform the duties
of the assessor's office until next March.
According to the new law, which provides
that the assessor shall take his office at
the beginning of the year, F- H. Wake
Held, the recently-elected assessor, took
his office this morning. The retiring as
sessor. Sir. Koontz, was busy making a
duplicate of the assessment-roll for his
successor, when 3ir. Wakefield requested
him to stop, as he was no longer In office.
Mr. Xoontz claimed the right to proceed
under the law, which provides that each
asressor shall provide his successor with
a copy of the assesznent rolls. County
Judge Blakeley was appealed to, and a
heated dispute took place relative to
their respective rights. As the assessor
is paid by the day for doing this work,
a financial consideration is involved. It
is probable legal steps will have to be
ltken to settle the matter.
The probate court is now in session.
County Judge Blakeley is basy hearing
matters coming under its jurisdiction.
The regular session of the county court
will begin Wednesday, and will be con
fronted with a large docket of routine
The county clerk has closed his books
for the six months ending December 31,
The receipts of the office during that
lime were 51034 35. This was for the or
dinary routine business of recording con
veyances and similar work. It is, of
course. Impossible to ascertain how much
Js saved by the operation of the salary
law, for the county pays no clerks' fees
for its business, as heretofore. Enough
can be seen however, to warrant the
statement that Wasco county Is financial
ly a great gainer under the new law.
The amount received by the sheriff for
lees during the past half-year was
$313 27. The amount of delinquent taxes
collected during the same period was
SS3S9 70. A proportionate saving will re
sult in the sheriff's office under the sal
ary law, as in that of the county clerk.
The city schools reopened yesterday
with a large attendance. A good many
sew students were enrolled, but as no
reports have been made out, it is not
known whether the attendance is in
creased. The deep snow has kept at
home a good many scholars from the
The cold weather of the past few days
has completely blocked the river with
ice. The jam extends from below Crates
Point to above the city, a distance of
four miles. It Is frozen solid, making nav
igaticn entirely impossible. The steamer
Regulator has gone into winter quarters
a. short distance above town. The set
tlers along the river, in anticipation of a
blockade, have laid in their supplies, an-J
arp well prepared for a winter's siege.
The new telephone company is meeting
with good success in securing subscribers.
As the rate is cheaper than that of the
existing company, a large number of peo
ple have agreed to have the telephones
put in. There Is some talk of connecting
the towns adjacent to The Dalles by a
The Dalles is enjoying a carnival of
sleighing. The snow has packed .suf
ficiently to put the roads in excellent
condition, and all manner of vehicles
have been placed on runners. Several
large sleighing .parties have been given.
Coasting has Just begun, and Union-street
hill was a scene of much merriment last
evening. The roids leading into the coun
try have not been traveled sufficiently
to make them smooth, and most of the
driving is done in town.
The weather turned much colder last
night, and the thermometer dropped to
10 deg. above zero. Tuesday morning
snow began falling, and when it stopped
four more inches were added to our al
ready large amount.
SEVEX, OT SIX.
Provision That Will
Sent to Aebriuika.
LA GRANDE, Or., Jan. 9. By the ener
gy of the relief committee of the La
Grande Commercial League and the gen
erosity of the people of this city and
near vicinity, the donations of provisions
to the hungry Nebraskans will fill seven
big freight cars. These seven cars will
go eastward at once. Each package of
individual contribution is marked with
a. tag, bearing in clear red-Inked type
"New Year's greeting from Grande
Tlonde valley. Oregon, where crops never
"fall, to the Nebraska sufferers. Contrib
uted through the La Grande Commercial
The supplies in the four cars, loaded en
tirely in this city, consist of one and
one-half carloads of best roller flour, one
car of choice vegetables, a car of wheat,
besides half a car of meats, fruit, cloth
From the towns of Island City, Alice
and Elgin, all on the branch of the Ore
gon Railway & Navigation Company s
line leading from this city, will come
the generous New Year's gift of a total
of three carloads of flour, vegetables and
c'othlng. Thus, will the lesson be well
taught that Oregon soil will respond, in
snore than generous store, to the labor
of the honest farmer. This invitation to
the people of the drouth-stricken Mid
dle West to come to a land flowing with
milk and honey, will no doubt be answer
ed by thousands who will find happy
homes where life is well worth living.
After 17 days vacation, the 600 pupils In
the four public schools began work again
January 7, under the care of the city
superintendent. Miss Lillian Collison. and
the 11 assistant teachers, all of whom
are women. Seventy students of the East
ern Oregon college and the 60 of the Girls'
Catholic school resumed studies Janu
Four carloads of hogs, being 536 head,
passed here from Salubria. Idaho, en
route to the Union Meat Company, at
Rostebnrjc to Do Her Share.
ROSEBURG. Or., Jan. 9. A mass meet
ing was held last night to devise ways
and means to aid the Nebraska sufferers.
J. G. Flook was chosen chairman, and
F. M. Zigler secretary. Mrs. Harvey C
Stanton. Mrs. Julia Abraham, Mrs. Made
line Conkllng. J. F. Fletcher, J. Fremont
Barker. James Goodman, R. B. Dixon, H.
M. Martin. S. D. Evans and Enoch Wlm
berly were appointed a committee to so
licit donations. A thorough canvass will
be made, and it is expected a large
amount of supplies will be obtained to re
lieve the distress of the sufferers.
IX THE SUPREME COURT.
Calendar of Caaen an Arranged for
SALEM, Jan. 9. Before the supreme
court today the case of the state of Ore
gon, respondent, vs. Daniel Moloney and
Charles Snelllng. appellants, was up, on
appeal from Wasco county. The calendar
of cases for next week, as arranged, Is as
Monday Motions to excuse default In
the cases of Monroe vs. Monroe, and the
Forest Grove Door & Lumber Company
vs. McPherson. The disbarment case of
the state vs. O. P. Mason. U. S. G. Mar
quam and C. C Thompson will also be
Wednesday Charles W. Shively, appel
lant, vs. Sylvester Pennoyer, George W.
McBride and Phil Metschan. as school
land commissioners, respondents, appeal
from Clatsop county, will be heard at
noon, and the Astoria Exchange Company,
respondent, vs. Charles W. Shively, de
fendant and appellant, and Annie M.
Shively, defendant, appeal from Clatsop
county, at 1 P. M.
Thursday George William Raymond,
appellant, vs. George C Flavel et aL,
substituted for George Flavel, deceased,
respondent, appeal from Clatsop.
The cases set for Tuesday, the 15th, were
those of P. O'Hara, appellant, vs. H. B.
Parker, respondent, and Mary E- La.ttle
Morrison, respondent, vs. Joseph Holladay,
appellant, and C B. Bellinger and W. A.
Manlin, defendants, appeal from Clatsop
county, but they have been postponed to
February 4 and 5, respectively.
Tony Lynch was released from the peni
tentiary today, and went back to Port
land. He was sentenced to six months for
counterfeiting, and was committed in Au
gust last. Blueford Douglas was also re
leased. He was sentenced for IS months
from Wasco county.
Some boys were yesterday wandering
around in the statehouse garret over the
hall of representatives, having obtained
entrance there unknown to the janitor.
In stepping around on the joists, one boy
made a misstep and his foot went tnrougn
the ceiling, making a break three feet
long and a foot wide. The boys escaped,
and it Is not known positively who they
A young man named Andlin narrowly
escaped being drowned in North Mill
creek today in attempting to cross with a
horse and buggy. The buggy and harness
were badly damaged, but the horse anfi
THE LOXG CREEK FIRE.
Amount of the Damacci Done to In
LONG CREEK. Jan. 9. At 2:30 P. M.
last Friday, fire broke out In the Masonic
hall. The flames soon communicated with
the saloon on the east, and both build
ings, with their contents, were soon de
stroyed. The warehouse and merchan
dise establishment of William M. Radio
was burned, with mos' of the stock. The
other losses were: The Long Creek Eagle
printing office, badly damaged; C. W.
Conger's merchandise store, damaged by
fire and water; candy store and town hall,
slightly damaged; C. H. Lee's barn and
livery stable was partly burned, but were
saved by a great effort, as was the hotel.
The losses are divided as follows:
Masonic hall, about 55000; Rudlo's ware
house and store, about 515.000; Keeney
Brothers saloon, 53000; C. W. Conger's
store and stock, about 52000.
The smaller losses will make the total
Fire in. "La, Grande,
LA GRANDE, Or., Jan. 9. At 12:30
o'clock Tuesday afternoon, the city fire
bell struck the alarm for a lively blaze,
caused by the explosion of a large hanging-lamp
in the basement wlneroom of
Richard Kelley's Crystal saloon, situated
in the 520,000 Sommer block, built of brick
and stone. The wind was blowing a gale,
and, with the flying snow, made the work
of the fire department extremely trying.
But, as usual, the three fire companies
responded promptly and with energy. The
hose was frozen and was hard to effec
tively handle, but two heavy streams sub
dued the flames, after 40 minutes vigorous
worlc The loss is about 51000, probably
A 5EW SCHOOLHOUSE.
The Proposition for One Being: Con
sidered at Roseburp.
ROSEBURG, Or., Jan. 9. A meeting of
the taxpayers of this school district is
called for the 21st Instant, to consider the
question of building a new schoolhouse
to be located in the southern part of the
city. The present schoolhouse will accom
modate 500 pupils, but its capacity has
proved inadequate. The proposition is
meeting with general favor, and a two
mill tax will doubtless be voted for that
The annual meeting of the Roseburg
Building & Loan Association was held last
night. Secretary Sykes report shows that
the association has been running six years
and the gain to the stockholders has been
510,856. The value of each share Is 5103 75.
It Is expected that they will mature in
two and a half years. Miss Carrie Sykes
was re-elected secretary.
ABOUT THE RAILROADS.
Xo Advance in East bound Orange
Rates Is Contemplated.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 9. There is a
good deal of alarm manifest among
orange-growers In the state, and fruit
shippers in this city over a report that
the Southern Pacific is about to make an
advance in rates on that fruit to the East.
The report originated in the East, and
was that an agreement had been reached
between all transcontinental lines by
which the advance would be made. As a
result, there has been considerable tele
graphic correspondence, and not a little
alarm created. There was, however, not
the slightest foundation for the report.
General Traffic Manager Gray was ques
tioned relative to the matter, and unhesi
tatingly pronounced the rumor false. He
"There has been no intimation even of
such an increase conveyed to this office,
and if such a move were contemplated, I
certainly would have heard of It. There
is not even a remote possibility of an In
crease in the present rates for oranges to
the Eastern markets."
The killing of the orange crops in Flor
ida has increased the demand for Califor
nia fruit to such an extent that the price
has advanced slightly In the past few
days, and there Is reason to believe that
this advance will soon become more pro
nounced. This increased price was what
was feared would cause the roads to take
the action Indicated. The officials of the
Atchison & Topeka. it is also understood,
have stated that no advance in rates on
this class of fruit Is contemplated from
Southern California. The average crop
of the state this year Is estimated at about
2,000,000 boxes, or 5500 carloads, most of
which, owing to the Florida failure, will
probably be shipped East.
The Chicago Meeting.
CHICAGO, Jan. 9. The Western lines
met today to consider Union Pacific mat
ters, and adjourned after a short session.
There was no representative of that line
present. A telegram was received from
General Passenger Agent Lomax saying
he would be here tomorrow, and would
take up the boycott question. The more
sanguine of the Western lines are now
confident an adjustment will be reached,
and the passenger association finally
launched. Matters between the Western
lines and the Grand Trunk are reported
to be progressing favorably at Montreal.
The Canadian Racine has already given
its provisional assent to the proposed
Crossing Trouble in Kansas.
TOPEKA. Kan., Jan. 9.-Judge Foster
issued an order this afternoon for the ar
rest of E. L. Martin, president of the
Union Terminal Company, at Kansas
City; A. A. Mosher, secretary, and J. C.
Pickering, superintendent, on the informa
tion of the Union Pacific. It Is alleged
the officers of the Union Terminal have
torn up the Union Pacific tracks to se
cure a crossing. The suit to settle this
question was submitted to Judge Riner,
last month, but has not been decided.
More Lands Open to Settlement.
MARQUETTE, Mich.. Jan 9. Eight
thousand acres of the forfeited Ontonagon
and Brule lands will be thrown open to
settlers tomoxrow morning. A dozen men.
wrapped In fur coats and blankets, are
standing in line In front of the govern
ment building. Some have boxes and
lrnterns, others have no heat except that
supplied by their clothing. The first man
took his place Monday at noon. The tem
perature is below zero, but the men will
hold out If possible until tomorrow morn-
COST OF ITS INSANE
THE REPORT OX THE ASYLUM OF
EASTERX WASHES GTOX.
Superintendent Recommends the Ex
amination of Suspected. Persons by
Physicians Instead of Judges.
OLYMPIA", Wash., Jan. 9. The bien
nial report of the superintendent of the
Eastern Washington asylum for the In
sane, situated at Medical lake, has been
Issued. Superintendent Semple reports 207
patients. The death rate during the past
three years has been comparatively low,
as the climatic influences are good. It is
a noticeable fact that the proportion of
melancholies is less, and the number of
maniacs greater in this hospital than in
several other institutions where compar
isons have been made. This state of af
fairs Is believed to be due to the clear,
dry atmosphere. No case of epidemic dis
ease has occurred in the hospital for the
year; no suicide or homicide since the
opening of the Institution, and but one
dangerous attack. Many improvements
and additions have been made. About 20
acres of new land have been cultivated;
2000 additional strawberry and 1000 rasp
berry plants have been planted.
Mr. Semple earnestly advocates the ex
amination of persons suspected of insan
ity, by competent physicians, instead of
the superior judge, the examination to be
conducted with privacy. A financial state
ment of the affairs of the institution is
Appropriation 5103,000 00
Balance unexpended, Septem
ber 30, 1894 5 28,178 01
During the year ending September 30,
1894, the dally average population was
197.42. The per capita cost per year was
5228 24; per capita cost per week, 54 37.5;
per capita cost per day, 65.2c The total
amount expended during the year was
515,059 74. An appropriation for the next
biennial period is asked for of 5130,375, this
sum to cover costs of maintenance, sala
ries. Improvements, etc. A summary of
the patients from October 1, 1893, to Sep
tember 30, 1894, inclusive, is as follows:
Patients, October 1, 1893
Total treated during year,
Discharged, improved ,
Remaining. Sept. 30. 1894
Opinions in the following cases have
been filed in the supreme court:
Elizabeth Mclneney, appellant, vs. Jacob
Beck and Mary Beck, respondents, from
State of Washington, respondent, vs.
Bert Torbell, appellant, from Pacific; re
versed. June R. Cameron, respondent, vs. Union
Trunk Line, appellant, from King coun
Wash Bros., respondents, vs. G. A. Coop
er, appellant, from Whatcom; reversed.
James Lynch and Mary Lynch, appel
lants, vs. Otillle KItcher, respondent, from
King county; affirmed.
C. "Van Home and Otis Sprague, appel
lants, vs. C. A. Watrous and H. A. Flank
erson, respondents, from King; reversed.
C P. Dyer, administrator, etc, respond
ent, vs. D. W. Morse, Cella Morse and E.
O. Connell, appellants, from Clallam; re
versed. F. H. Mason, respondent, vs. W. H.
Fife and H. A. Fife, appellants; M. L.
Wilson, et al., defendants, from Pierce;
Puget Sound National bank, of Seattle,
respondent, vs. Samuel Levy and Joseph
H. Woolery, defendants, Samuel Latz and
Carml Dibble, appellants, Bawo & Dot
ter, et al., respondents; also Puget Sound
National bank, appellant, vs. S. Levy,
et al., appellants, from King county; af
firmed. F. D. C. 31111s, respondent, vs. Seattle &
Montana Railway Company, appellant,
from Skagit; reversed.
In the matter of the estate of William
Renton, deceased, E. W. Sackman, et al.,
appellants, vs. J. A. Campbell, respondent,
from Kitsap; affirmed.
Anna Harrington and W. A. Harring
ton, appellants, vs. E. W. Johnson, et aL,
respondents, from King; affirmed.
John Wooding, respondent, vs. J. Wood
ing & Co., respondents, W. I. Vail, et al.,
appellants, from King; appeal dismissed.
Articles for the following domestic cor
porations have been filed in the office of
the secretary of state:
Wenas Lumber Company, of Wenas,
Yakima county; capital, 54000; 160 shares,
of 525 each; incorporators, Fred Parker,
William O'Neal and Charles O'Neal; to
manufacture and deal In lumber.
The Siskiyou Gold Mining Company, of
Tacoma; capital, 5100,000; 10,000 shares of
510 each; incorporators. William H. Reid.
J. L. McMurray and S. C. Slaughter; to
deal in and operate mining properties.
Key City Transfer Company, of Port
Townsend; capital, $5000; 100 shares, of 550
each; incorporators, George B. Cole, Mat
tie A. Hardy and Charles W. Stall; to
maintain a transfer and livery business.
The Commercial Dry Goods Company,
of Allensburg; capital, 55000; 200 shares of
525 each; incorporators, C. L. Henton, L.
F. Jeffs, C. M. Hinton, S. L. Ames and
W. O. Ames; to do a general mercantile
The Lumberman Publishing Company,
of Tacoma: capital, 53000; 50 shares, of
5100 each; incorporators, W. E. Swortz,
W. B. Somers, James W. Wallace and
Charles Richardson; to do a printing and
George E. Miller & Co.. of Sidney, Kit
sap county; capital. 510,000; 400 shares, of
525 each; Incorporators, George E. Mil
ler, Eleanor Miller and Allen Shewey;
general merchandise business.
AX UXKXOWX" MURDERED.
His Bod j- Found in a Henhouse Xenr
SEATTLE. Jan. 9. The mutilated and
half-cremated remains of a well-dressed
unknown man were found near Eagle
Harbor. Kitsap county, Monday, and the
coroner's jury found that he was mur
dered -by a person or persons unknown.
The body was found by Robert Emmett
while hunting on the abandoned ranch
of a man named Gibson, two miles from
Eagle Harbor. It was in a henhouse, and
the feet had been gnawed off by animals,
and the hands and the whole right side
of the body burned away. There was a
hole in the head, seemingly made by a
bullet, but the condition of the body
would not allow probing. The man had
evidently been murdered and taken into
the henhouse, and a fire built on his
breast. He was well dressed, too well for
a millman or a sportsman, though some
think he was the latter. He was 5 feet 9
inches high and weighed about 160
pounds. The only means of Identification
were the clothes, which were dark diag
onal; the fine dark hair, and two pairs
of spectacles, marked "C. J."
Charles Sutter, the 19-year-old son of
Samuel Sutter, a farmer, four miles from
Port Blakeley. was Instantly killed this
morning by his 6-year-old brother, Elmer.
Charles was painting a window sash
when his little brother entered, dragged
the rifle, which for the first time had been
left loaded, from the corner, lifted the
hammer and it went off, the bullet pierc
ing the base of his brother's brain, kill
ing him instantly. The dead boy pub
lished a small monthly paper, called the
Golden West, which circulated at Blake
ley. The Centralis. Banker Bound Over.
CBNTRALLU Wash., Jan. 9. The trial
of Frank Hense, whose bank failed here
i some time since, was concluded today.
Hense was bound oveV t6 the superior I
court under a 53000 bond. JEfe is charged
with receiving money, knowing his bank
to be in a failing condition; and was ar
rested once before onJhel'same charge,
but the case was dismissed., owing, as it
is understood, to a compromise. Hense
has not yet secured all tbe.signers to his
bond, but will undoubtedly be able to
Adolph. Selhelm Acquitted.
SPOKANE, Wash.. Jan, 9. The trial
of Adolph Selheim. who Vas charged with
the murder of William-Smith, was con
cluded today, by the jury bringing in a
verdict of acquittal. The verdict was a
surprise to every body. The taxpayers
league is to take up end-discuss the ques
tlcn. Selheim shook hands with the jury
after the verdict, and immediately In
vited them out to be dined and wined.
Selheim phot and killed William Smith
in a saloon November 17, while Smith
wag unarmed. He is a wealthy rancher,
and an old'ploneer.
Xcvrn From. Somth Bend,
SOUTH BEND, Jan. 9. Piling for an
extension of the Harris -mill wharf Is
being cut. The wharf will be extended
20 feet further into the Willapa river and
made. 600 feet in length. There will then
be a depth of 30 feet alongside.
A fairly well authenticated report comes
frqm the Nasel country to the effect that
the Weyerhauser syndicate has purchased
3000 acres of timber land in that section.
The Cbmhc of DupHy's Death.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 9. Coroner
Hawkins held an inquest today in the
case of Theodore Depuy, the Seattle attor
ney, who was found dead 4n the Golden
West hotel last week. Dr. Emerson found
morphine in the stomach. The verdict
was "death from poiscn administered by
some person unknown.'
Loading at Sontk "Bend.
SOUTH BEND, Wash., Jan. 9. The
schooner Volunteer and Twilight and the
barkentine Portland are loading lumber
here for San Francisco.
FLOODS AND STORMS.
Extent of the Damnjre Done the Rail
roods in California.
WOODLAND, Cal., Jan. 9. The water
did not reach as high a point as the re
sult of yesterday's storm as It did last
Friday night. Willow slough bridge was
threatened last night, but is considered
all safe today. The railroad company has
a force of about 40 men in addition to
the regular section crew, at work repair
ing the road. Several carloads of gravel
were taken to Willow slough, and the
break near Davisvllle last night, and 14
carloads were distributed along the weak
spots between this place and Yolo this
morning. At Winters, Putah cree"k rose
considerably yesterday afternoon from the
effects of Tuesday's storm, but it is fall
ing again today. No further damage Is
reported to bridges and roads. The or
chardists are apprehending considerable
damage to trees on account of the un
usual amount of rainfall. The weather is
very threatening and more rain is ex
pected. At Dunnigan the creeks were all
much swollen yesterday, but they were
not so high as they were during the last
storm. The water in the tules i3 still
rising. The Howell point levee is still In
tact, and the water lacks three feet of
reaching the top. It is feared that the
next storm will break it. If a strong
southeasterly breeze should start up, the
levee would certainly go. Some of the
best farming land in the county is pro
tected by that levee. The railroad com
pany has sent a pile-driver up, and the
bridge over Buckeye creek was repaired
and anchored and is now considered safe.
A gravel train Is at work, and a strong
force of men is engaged in keeping the
road Jn as good condition as possible.
A California Snow Slide.
GRASS VALLEY, Cal., Jan. 9. A ter
rible snow-slide occurred at Sierra City,
in Sierra county, last Friday. Several
head of cattle were carried away with the
snow. A schoolhouse, filled with children,
was close by the slaughter-house, where
the cattle were, and it is a wonder they
escaped with their lives.
Snovr in Louisiana.
NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 9. Snow was re
ported last night and today all along the
line of the Illinois Central from Holly
Springs south to Amite City, La., and
along the Queen & Crescent east of Voss
burg. The Boom Broke.
HINTON, Va., Jan. 9. The Green Briar
boom, at Ronceverte, broke last night
and 11,000,000 feet of lumber went out.
DRUGGED AND ROBBED.
Death Followed a Young? Man's Visit
to Monte Carlo.
PARIS, Jan. 9. A newspaper of this
city announces the death at Nice of
Franklin C. Johnson, son of the cashier
of S. C. Thompson & Co.'s bank of Boone
ville, N. Y. The young man, It would
seem, arrived at Nice about two weeks
ago, and went to Monte Carlo, where he
was piled with wine, drugged and robbed
of over 5900. As the young man was in
delicate health, the affair seemed to prey
upon his mind, and is believed to have
hastened his death, which occurred Sun
day last, January 6.
Corroborated by His Father.
BOONEVILLE, N. Y., Jan. 9. Albert
Johnson, cashier of S. C Thompson &
Co.'s bank, this afternoon said the story
regarding the drugging and robbing of his
son at Nice, as reported in a Paris paper,
is substantially correct. As to the details
of the affair, Mr. Johnson knows nothing.
He is awaiting a letter from the United
States consul at Nice, who has been in
communication with the police there. He
understands that the French police are in
vestigating the story of the drugging, with
the view of ascertaining if it had any
thing to do with his death.
He Wns Known in the West.
DENVER, Jan. 9. Franklin C. Johnson,
whose death at Nice under suspicious cir
cumstances is reported in the dispatches,
is well known here. In 1890 he became
news editor of the Denver Times, then the
property of his cousin, Harry W. Hamley,
now two-thirds owner of the Chicago
Times. He remained here three years and
then returned to Booneville, N. Y. He
had, before coming to Denver, occupied a
position on the Minneapolis Journal, and
was there at the time of the disastrous
fire in 1SSS. While in Denver, Johnson
always playad the part of a spendthrift,
and was immensely popular in all classes
of society. A oousln of his, Franklin H.
Johnson, Is still connected with the Den
Consumption of Olives Increasing.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8. The consump
tion of olives In the United States is in
creasing rapidly, as a result of the im
migration of large numbers of people
from Southern Europe. The United States
consul at Cadiz, Spain, in a report to the
state department, shows the value of
olives sent to the United States from one
province in Seville last year was 5326,884,
and the quantity about 150,000 bushels.
This year's crop is about 25 per cent
short. The consul says the duty of 20 per
cent imposed by the new tariff bill will
not materially affect the vglue of the im
ports, and the treasury wfil be a clear
gainer by that amount.
She Wns a Millionaire's Daughter.
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. & The final cer
emonies that marked theretjremont from
the world of Miss KatharJife Drexei took
place this morning at the "convent of the
Blessed Sacrament, near-'Torresdale, of
which she" to head and founder. Arch
bishop Ryan received heiKflnal vows. In
xeligion Miss Drexei is known as Mother
Katharine. The order of 'which she Is
founder has for its object-tie evangeliza-
1 tion of Indians and colored people.
DEBS AS A FISHWIFE'
HIS BITTER PERSONAL -ATTACK OX
An Editorial. Full of BilllHBssrate,
Written by One Whom the Judge
Had Sentenced to Jail.
TERRS HAUTE, Ind., Jan. 9. The'
Railway Times, the organ of the American
Railway Union, which was moved here
with the headquarters, contains an ed
itorial written by President Debs just be
fore he went to Chicago to serve his jail
sentence for contempt. The article is
headed "Judge William A. Woods." and
is a bitter personal attack. The writer j
"If Judge William A. Woods Is not one
of those ermined United States judicial
clowns, tricked out in court spangles,
whose legal tricks, htgh-jumplng and lofty
tumbling make angels weep, it is because
high heaven will not longer tolerate ex
hibitions of strollingmontebanks In United
States courts. Of theperformancesof Judge
Woods, his latest, relating to the Pullman
strike, and the Imprisonment of Innocent
men tattoos him as a God-marked Cain,
as a judicial catlff base, mean and tyran
nical beyond powers of exaggeration."
After quoting Governor Altgeld's inter
view on Judge Woods, the writer says his
27,000-word opinion in the contempt case
was "legal slush" to "better obscure his
perfidious purpose of obeying the behest
of corporations." The judge Is declared to
have done the bidding of "perjured min
ions of corporations as an automaton re
sponds to the secret spring." The con
cluding paragraph Is as follows:
"Th mentally deformed tool of corpo
rations, whose judicial robes, as Governor
Alt geld points out, have long been
smirched by Infamous acts, was forced to
admit by his own juggling of the law
that he was In dcubt as to the scope of the
law h'e was administering; the miserable
tool of corporations became 'entangled in
doubt," but he was clear as to his power
to rob innocent men of their liberty, and,
as that was what the corporations de
manded, he obeyed the order regardless of
eternal damnation of his reputation as an.
honest, upright judge. The men his de
cision sent to prison are as superior to
him as an archangel is superior to a toad,
and will live in grateful remembrance
when the name of William A. Woods, bur
dened with Infamy, will sink to soundless
depths of oblivion."
Chicago's Strike Contempt Case.
CHICAGO, Jan. 9. Director M. B. El
liott, of the American Railway Union,
surrendered today and was taken to jail
in McHenry county to serve his sentence
In the strike contempt case. Elliott was
in Pennsylvania attending the funeral of
a child yesterday.
Those on the Southern. Pacific Have
Not Decided on Any Action.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 9. The griev
ance committee of the Brotherhood of Lo
comotive Engineers for the entire Pacific
system of the Southern Pacific is now in
session In this city. The principal matter
to which their attention will be directed
is the late readjustment of wages placed
in effect by the company, and with which
many of the men are dissatisfied. This
meeting has given rise to all sorts of ru
mors as to a strike being probable, etc.,
but the members of the body mentioned
said yesterday no line of action had yet
been agreed upon, and a strike was not
among the probabilities of the near fu'
ture, at least.
-Foremen Conservative. ,, t
OMAHA, Jan. 9. The protective board
of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Fire
men continued Its session today. The
greater part of the session was consumed
in a speech by C. W. Maier, third vice
grand master, on strikes. He said:
"We believe absolutely In arbitration,
and will exhaust all honorable means to
secure our just rights before an arbitra
tion board before resorting to extreme
measures, which, of course, means strikes.
That we have had only two strikes in 21
years, the Chicago, Burlington & Qulncy
and the Lehigh Valley, shows how con
servatively our organization 1s conduct
The Pittsburg Miners Convention.
PITTSBURG, Jan. 9. At this after
noon's session of the miners convention
of Pittsburg district a resolution was in
troduced pledging the men to insist on the
69-cent rate. It is quite certain the con
vention will demand this rate. It is even
more certain the operators will not grant
It. From present indications a strike in
this district seems inevitable.
It Will End Some Day.
WOODLAND, Cal., Jan. 9. R. Clarke,
one of the prosecuting attorneys in the
Appleman case, finished his argument this
afternoon. He was followed by E. E.
Gaddls, for the defense, who finished this
evening. General. Hart will follow and
Carroll Cook will close. The case will go
to the jury about Friday noon.
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 9. The annual conven
tion of the Stonemasons' International
Union closed here today. James Mc
Gregor, of Indianapolis, was re-elected
president, and nearly all of the old of
cers and committees were continued.
ST. JOHN'S QUIET.
Xo Ren eve al of the Outbreaks of Last
ST. JOHN'S N. F., Jan. 9. The city is
quiet today. No further disturbances oc
curred, although a mob surrounded the
court where the arrested rioters were
remanded for a further hearing. Upon in
vestigation, it was found that only one
of the four prisoners is a native of St.
John's, and he is a boy. The others be
long to a fishing settlement in Trinity
bay, and are said to be hard characters.
They will be severely dealt with. The
Inquiry in the cases of the accused bank
directors was resumed before Judge Con
A statement of the accounts showed that
the total liabilities of the firms of five
directors June 30, 1894, were 52,035,288.
Duders liability alone was 5956,000, while
the capital stock of the bank was only
The establishment of soup kitchens, the
glvin? of free dinners, and other charit
able movements looking to the ameliora
tion of the condition of the poor have
been inaugurated. The Allan Steamship
Company, of Liverpool, offers to carry
all relief foods to this country free of cost.
Premier Greene presented a pitiful pic
ture when he appeared on the balcony
of the legislative building yesterday af
ternoon to address the angered crowd.
He has been ailing since he accepted of
fice, and worries over the present turbu
lent condition of the colony have reduced
h'.m almost to a skeleton.
Agra Inst Newspaper Enterprise.
TORONTO. Jan. 9. Police Inspector
Archibald has issued a summons against
W. F. Maclean, proprietor of the Toronto
World, charging him with violating the
Lord's-day act In publishing a special
edition of the Sunday World, containing
a story of the fire, which destroyed the
Globe newspaper and several other bus
iness buildings last Sunday.
Guatemala and Mexleo.
MEXICO CITY, Jan. 9. A desperate
fight is on over the Guatemala damage
negotiations. Miguel Terrueco, a Mexican,
has put In a bill for 5400,000 damages to
logging camps on the southern frontier
by Invading Guatemalans. Senor de Leon,
Guatemalan envoy, holds there are large
discrepancies In the Terrueco claim. There
promises to be a preliminary hitch which
will take many months to settle. It Is
1 evidently the policy of the Guatemalan
Will end the sale of goods damaged
by water. At the rate the wet goods
have been going out, today will
wind up the sale.
Come early, if you want to get in
on the ground floor. ' x
OUR KftjMRU SKIiE
Is without question the greatest bar
gain spread ever given in Portland.
Our prices are the lowest in the an
nals of the retail trade.
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Journal ready for delivery. Seven
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Any lady can secure a copy free by
"calling at our store. . .. , ...
government to gain time by raising multi
tudinous questions to block the progress
of the case, so a prospective settlement
Is a long way off. Both sides evince a
stubborn disposition to carry their points.
Senor de Leon is constantly engaged In
correspondence with Senor Laza y Arriga,
Guatemalan representative at Washing
ton, presumably looking to the United
States stepping in to assume the role of
arbitrator. The latest known instructions
from his government are that the Guate
malan minister shall pursue a uniformly
pacific policy, and the same instructions
are borne by Don Jacinto Castellanos, the
new minister of Salvador to Mexico.
Troops Sent to the Frontier.
CITY OF MEXICO, Jan. 9. Despite
Guatemala's pacific protestations. Mex
ico dispatched more troops to the frontier
today. The Mexican government is well
pleased with Secretary Gresham's opinion
that Guatemala should respect the treaty
Three Men Were Taken: Out Terribly
DUNDASON, Jan. 9. A trestle work.
75 feet high, supporting a bridgo being
built on the new Toronto, Hamilton &
Buffalo railway, across a small stream
about five miles from here, collapsed this
evening, just as the workmen were quit
ting work for the night. Three men were
taken out terribly crushed, at least one
of whom, Andrew Rogers, will die. Sev
eral others sustained less serious Injuries.
Killed hy a Fovrder Explosion.
'AUBURN, Cal., Jan. 9. An explosion oc
curred in the coming-room of the Clipper
Gap powder works this morning. F. E.
Gould, who came here from Warren, Me.,
two weeks ago, was killed. Fifty kegs
of powder went up, and the building was
demolished. Gould was alone in the room,
and it is not known how the explo&Ion
Wolves Roam the Streets.
PARIS, Jan. 9 Owing to the recent
avalanche at Orlue and Orgie, in the
Pyrenees, the inhabitants of those places
have fled to Aix, where the hospital is
full of refugees. Wolves roam the streets,
devouring the bodies of those killed by
the avalanche. The mountain villages
near Perplgnan are snowed up, and all
communication with them is stopped.
Playlnjr With a Revolver.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9. William Gross
Clements. 14-year-old son of Lawyer Clem
ents, was killed yesterday at his home by
the accidental discharge of a revolver.
The boy with two playmates had been
handling revolvers. It is not known
whether he was shot by one of his play
mates or killed himself.
The Rescuers Hard at Work.
PITTSVILLE, Pa., Jan. 9. Adams
Burke and Charle3 Dielsel are entombed
behind a big mass of coal which fell In
the Richardson colliery yesterday after
noon. It Is believed Dielsel Is killed. The
voice of one man can be heard by res
cuers. Drovrned in Salt River.
SHEPPERDSVTLLE, Ky., Jan. 9.
While attempting to save a raft of saw
logs In Salt river yesterday, W. S. Bow
man, Tom McClure and William Bent
wood were carried away by the flood arJ
Broke Through the Ice.
DUNNVILLE, OnL, Jan. 9. James
Gaulph and Miss Jennie Noble, while
skating together on the Grand river here
this evening, broke thrcugh the Ice, and
Inundations in Mcndosa.
BUENOS AYRES, Jan. 9. Serious- In
undations have occurred In the province
of Mendosa. Twenty lives and propertj
to, the amount of 40090 have been lost.
Front the Delevau. Hotel Ruins.
ALBANY, N. Y Jan. 9. Two more
bodies were recovered from the ruins of
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