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. . THE UiOB3srSG 0EEG02IA1S", WOEESESDAY.- FEBBUAKY 20. 1895.
FOR A FISH HATCHERY
WASHIXGTOX CAXNERYMEX WANT
OXE OX KALAMA. RIVER.
KTher Think the Recent Approjirla-
tion of the Wahlns-ion Legis
lature Will Establish Two.
ASTORIA, Or., Feb. 19. The cannery
men on the Washington side of the river
are interesting themselves in an effort
to secure the. establishment of a hatchery
on the JCalama river, in Cowlitz county,
as "well as one on the Chinook river, at
or near the point where Deputy Fish
Commissioner Al Houcben conducted his
successful experiments in salmon hatch
ing last fall. The canners expect that the
recent appropriation of $30,000 by the
Wasnington legislature -will be sufficient
when economically expended to establish
two hatcheries at the points named, on
such a scale as -will prove a powerful
argument in favor of a more liberal ap
propriation by the next legislature.
It is stated here today that Bonner &
Hammond, of Missoula, have bonded the
property of the Astoria Packing Company
In this city. The property consists of
three blocks, on which stands the remains
of the mammoth cannery burned last sum
mer. M. J. Kinney, when asked for In
formation as to the consideration, de
clined to be interviewed on the subject.
It is known, however, that for some time
he has had in contemplation the erection
of a new cannery on bis property at New
An Injunction -was served this afternoon
on the members of the Irish Aristocracy
company to restrain them from playing
in any other place than the Casino the
ater, owned by Blei & Johnson, and to
compel a compliance with their contract
with the Casino proprietors. The Irish
Aristocracy company arrived here Friday
last under engagement to play a num
ber of nights on percentage, but, after
looking at the seating capacity of the
Casino, they refused to play and engaged
another hall. All arrangements had been
made for their appearance tonight at
Rescue hall, when the injunction was
served. They concluded to appear at the
THE REASOX WHY.
Absence ot Fire Chief Hunt,
SEATTLE, Feb. 19. It became known
today that Chief Hunt, of the fire depart
ment, left by the steamer Rosalia for
Victoria, Friday last, on his way to his
old home at Petrolia, Ontario, to secure
"evidence on serious charges, against the
persons who caused his indictment for
obtaining naturalization by fraud. "When
Hunt was appointed chief, his ipredeces
eor, Gardner Kellogg, and T. J. Kelly, a
discharged fireman, and others, discov
ered evidences of Irregularity in his natu
ralization which would disqualify him
from holding office. He was born In
Canada, but lived in Michigan three years
before he came of age. His political
enemies charge that during that time he
was living in Canada, and caused his in
dictment. His trial was to have come up
last Saturday, but was continued by stip
ulation, and now he has gone East -with
a view to turning the tables on Kellogg
and Kelly. These persons are accused of
inducing a member of a fire company In
Petrolia, of which Hunt had previously
been a member, to steal the records of
the company for use in Hunt's trial. The
books were stolen and smuggled into this
country, and the officers of the fire com
pany are now seeking to secure the ar
rest of the persons implicated.
NEW IX WASHINGTON.
Domestic Corporation Thft Have.
OLYMPIA. Feb. l Articles for the fol
lowing domestic corporations have been
filed In the office of the secretary of state:
The Cataldo Lumber Company of Spo
kane; capital, $35,000; 35.000 shares of $1
each; incorporators, S. S. Gliddcn, H. M.
Glidden. W. T. Stoll. P. C. Krech and
Charles Dormltzer; to engage in lumber
The Palouse Publishing Company of
Palouse; capital, $12,000; 240 6hares of $50
each; Incorporators, "William Goodyear,
George N. Lamphere and E. B. Ollphant;
to" do a publishing business.
Savonette Manufacturing Company of
Seattle; capital, $30,000; 3000 shares of $10
each; Incorporators, A. J. Tourville, W. H.
Roach: to manufacture and deal in soap.
The Spokane Falls & Northern Railway
Company has increased its capital stock
from $2,500,000 to $2,812,000.
Tho Theatrical Mechanics Association
of Tacoma organized for beneficial pur
poses. Sans Poll Mining Company of Seattle:
capital. $4500; 45 shares of $100 each; in
corporators. F. J. Barnard, John C. Moore
and John D. Atkinson; to engage in min
ing. American Coal Company of Seattle:
capital. J3O0.O00; 43000 shares of $100 each;
incorporators, Frederick Nolte, P. O.
Skyen, Alfred Myers, "Walter A. Burleigh,
jr., and George E. Wright; to engage in
mining for coal, iron and other minerals.
Bothell lodge. No. 124, I. O. O. F of
Bothell, King county.
SAY IT IS A. SWINDLE.
Mining: Men in. Seattle Ivnoiv Noth
ing: of C. H. Spear.
SEATTLE. Feb. 19. The mining com
panies in which E. H. Spear, of St. Louis,
is selling stock are entirely unknown by
mining men here, who are interested in
the Monte Cristo district, and. they unite
in pronouncing his exchange a swindle.
No such claims as the Alban, Beta, Cop
per, Delta and Essex are shown on the
rlat of the Monte Cristo district, the
nearest approach to any of the names
mentioned being tho Albion. J. R. Wily,
tho alleged president, and E. H. Spear,
the secretary, are entirely unknown here.
SEATTLE. Wash.. Feb. 19. The county
commissioners today rejected the bonds
of Treasurer-elect J. W. Maple, a populist,
and elected in his place John Rlpllnger, a
republican, giving htm until March 4 to
file a bond of $400,000. Two bonds from
Maple have been rejected and the office
closed against him. It is expected that
Maple will begin a mandamus action in
SEATTLE. Feb. IS. Superior Judge
Langley today denied a motion for a new
trial In the contest for the sheriffs office
between Merser, populist, and Van de Van
ter. republican, and declared Van de Yan
ter elected by seven votes.
SEATTLE, Feb. 19. Burglars entered
a clothing house last night, and got $11 In
cash. The police chased them and fired
four shots, but the burglars escaped.
THE HASSLER TO HE SOLD.
Xo Appropriation "Wan Mnde to Con
tinue Her in Service.
TACOMA, Feb. 19. The " coast and ge
odetic survey steamer Hassler Is prac
tically out of commission, and -will be sold
to the highest bidder on or about March
20. The Hassler nas wintered here for two
seasons. No appropriation was made by
congress to continue her in the service,
and. rather than have her lay up possibly
for two or three seasons in charge of a
shipkeeper, it was decided to sell her. The
Hassler was built in 1S71. and cost about
$70,000. She went Into commission in 1S72,
and has been in continual service ever
p'nee Her commander is Lieutenant G.
H Harber. who commanded the expedi
tion sent to the Arctic regions to recover
Explorer Long's body.
The east-bound freight train. No. CS, ran
Into a rock slide in a canyon three miles
east of Bristol, a station on the Northern
Pacific between Cle-Elum and Ellens-
burg, at 8 o'clock this evening; The engine 1
and six cars were overturned, partly In
the river. Brakeman Fitzmeyer is miss
ing. Engineer Hendricks was badly cut
about the head, and Brakeman Stanley
received serious injuries. The -wreck de
layed the east-bound overland train sev
MR. LYOX NEWMAN DEAD.
He Wa n. Pioneer Resident of The
Dalles, ThlM State.
THE DALLES, Or., Feb. 19. Mr. Lyon
Newman, a pioneer resident of The Dalles,
died at his home from an apoplectic stroke
at 11 o'clock this morning, aged 2. Al
though his health has not been of the best
for some time, having been troubled -with
sinking spells of a serious nature, bis sud
den death is a great shock to the commu
nity. (Mr. Newman was born In Russia, but
came to this country when 12 years old.
and, with his father's family, settled in
Texas. In 1849 they moved to Sacramento,
and for some years Mr. Newman was en
gaged in business near Yreka, then a cen
ter of the mining excitement. After some
years of prosperous business in California,
he went to Siberia, and for several years
did a large business at Nlcolaleffsk, on the
Amoor river. In 1S63 he returned to the
United States, and selecting The Dalles.
Or., as the most promising point on the
coast, opened a large drygod3 establish
ment, which he operated until it was de
stroyed by fire. In 1S69 he returned to his
former location in Siberia, marrying, just
before his start. Miss Annie Goldstein, of
San Francisco, who survives him. as do
two sons and two daughters. In 1871, he
returned to The Dalles, where he has since
been engaged in business. He was a man
generally respected and beloved, and his
sudden death causes the community to lose
one who left none but friends behind him,
and among these many poor people, whoso
never-failing and generous benefactor he
ever was. The funeral services will be con
ducted Sunday next by the A. O. TJ. W.,
of which organization he was a member.
The funeral sermon will be delivered by
Rabbi Bloch, of Portland. The ceremony
is delayed until Sunday to permit his eldest
son, who is In Hanford, Cal., to be pres
ent.) IX THE SUPREME COURT.
Orders Entered in Varions Cases on
SALEM, Or., Feb. 19. The supreme
court, sitting today as the 27th judicial
day of the October term, made the fol
J. W. Justice et al.. respondents, vs. J.
B. Elwert et al., appellants and respond
ents. Ordered on stipulation that the re
spondents, J. W. and A. Justice and F. E.
Beach, have until March 15 in which to
C. O. Barlow, respondent, vs. the Taylor
Placer & Milling Company, appellants.
Ordered on stipulation that the appellants
have until March 20 to file transcript.
Edward McClann, appellant, vs. Alex
ander Wltherill, respondent. Ordered on
stipulation that the appellant have until
April 1 to file transcript, until July 1 to
serve and file abstract, and until July 1 to
serve and file brief. -"
A. H. Platter et al., respondents, vs.
Alonzo TJmphlett, appellant. Ordered on
stipulation that respondents have until
July 1 to serve and file brief.
The governor has appointed the follow
ing new notaries: Edgar J. Snow, of
Cieone, Multnomah; J. W. Hobbs, Mc
Minnville; C. E. Linton, Nehalem; J. S.
Reed and Philip S. Bates. Portland; C. H.
Stuller, Baker City; Sol S. Endicott, Oak,
OTHER NORTHWEST NEWS.
Mining" Property Sold.
UNION, Or., Feb. 19. The property of
the Oregon Gold Mining Company, at Cor
nucopia, Union county, "was sold this af
ternoon at 2 o'clock. In this city, by the
sheriff, under foreclosure. The property
sold Includes several mines, among which
htsthe Red Jacket, one of th!e best gold
properties on the coast, and a quartz mill
which was built several years ago at a cost
of $450,000. There were only three bidders,
and no disposition was shown to offer the
value of the property. It was bid in by P.
Basche, of Baker City, for the sum of
$9000. It is understood, however, that the
bid was made on behalf of the Oregon
Gold Mining Company itself.
Arrested for Burglary.
ABERDEEN, Wash., Feb. 19.-J. S. Mills,
deputy sheriff of Thurston county, arrived
here last night from Olympla, and this
morning left with John Maning, better
known as "Crip" or "Finger," who is
wanted there for burglary, being, It is
said, one of a gang of five hobos who broke
Into a brewery in Olympia on the night of
February 4, and stole a large quantity of
copper, used in vats, and took it to Ta
coma to sell. Maning is the fourth one ar
rested. Centralia to Bay a Light Plnnt.
CENTRALIA, Wash.. Feb. 19. A spe
cial election was held here today for the
purpose of ascertaining whether the city
should be bonded for the purpose of pur
chasing the ' electric-light plant or not.
The vote stood 259 to 95 in favor of bonds.
The city will purchase the plant for $13,000,
bonds to run 20 years. It Is thought the
city will be greatly benefited.
STILL REFUSES TO TALK.
Hnrtvrell P. Heath, or Franlc Trns
EMPORIA. Kan., Feb. 19. Hartwell P.
Heath, or Frank Trusdell, the swindler
who was arrester yesterday with numer
ous bogus drafts in his possession, and
who had just attempted to pass one at the
Citizens' bank, still refuses to talk to any
one. He maintains his usual self-possession,
and to all questions gives the in
"See my lawyer."
Marshal Fleming today received a re
quest from the chief of police at Syra
cuse, N. Y., saying Heath was wanted
there on two charges of forgery, and urg
ing the prisoner's detention. County At
torney Simpson thinks the county will
not care to incur the expense of bringing
witnesses from California to convict the
prisoner, but local bankers say the wit
nesses will be here, nevertheless, and that
Heath will be prosecuted to the full ex
tent of the law. Heath today reluctantly
sat for a picture for the rogues' gallery.
THE CONSUMPTION PANIC
Authorities of El Paso Will Be Re
strained. EL PASO, Texas, Feb. 19. (Special.)
The following telegram received by a gen
tleman here from Dr. Amlck, the Cincin
nati specialist, has created a sensation
"Cincinnati, O., February 15, 1S95.
"Yours received. Consumption is not
contagious. If the authorities place any
restraints upon or interfere in any man
ner with the liberties of your son or anv
vof our patients, wire us and we will re
tain attorneys to protect them. Have
shipped medicines. (Signed),
"Dr. W. R. AMICK."
The War Cry- Boycotted.
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 19. The San
Francisco Typographical Union has de
clared a boycott against the War Co, tho
Salvation Army organ. Two Salvation
Army compositors were discharged be
cause of their membership In the union,
and accordingly the union Is fighting them
back. Editor Milsaps. of the War Cry.
says the Salvation Army is a military
organization, .and cannot be subordinated
to the rules of any union.
German Control Over Samoa.
AUCKLAND. N. Z.. Feb. 19. A steamer
just arriving from Samoa says it Is ru
mored there that German warships -will
arrive during May for the purpose of sub
jugating and disarming the natives. The
Germans. It Is further said, will then ex
ercise sole control over the islands. The
rumor, it is said, has consular authority.
A DAT OF MUCH WORK
HOUSE AXD SENATE
Militia, Assessments and Salmon. Oc
cupy the Most Attention, and Call
Out the Greatest F-loquence.
SALEM. Feb. 19. At the morning session
of the senate McGinn moved to reconsider
the vote on Gowan's bill for more efficient
organization of the O. N. G. The motion
prevailed: Ayes 19. Absent, Huston, Mc
Clung, Smith (of Clatsop). Vanderburg
spoke against the passage of the bill, say
ing that under the constitution Oregon
had at this time no militia legally organ
ized, as the constitution provides that all
officers in the O. N. G. shall be. elected by
a majority of all persons in the state sub
ject to military duty, between the ages of
18 and 45. He declared that Oregon had no
National Guard under the constitution.
After much discussion the bill was passed
Dawson's bill repealing the act creating
the state board of equalization, and But
ler's bill repealing the same board and cre
ating a state board of county assessors,
were considered together. Senator Butler
occupying almost the entire morning ses
sion in explanation of his bill, which is the
product of the deliberation of the senate
committee on assessment and taxation.
Both bills were made a special order for
Butler's bill, creating a state board of
county assessors, abolishing the state
board of equalization, and allowing deduc
tions for indebtedness, came up for final
passage Immediately upon the convening
of the senate In afternoon session, and
was disposed of by sections. Bancroft
moved to amend, to make the board con
sist of county judges instead of county as
sessors. The amendment failed to cavry.
Smith moved to amend by limiting the
session of the assessors to 15 days. The
amendment was withdrawn. The section
proposing to levy a poll tax and making
the showing of a poll-tax receipt a neces
sary qualification of an elector, was pro
posed to be stricken out, but the senate re
fused to so amend. McGinn moved to
amend by striking out that portion of the
bill permitting deductions for indebted
ness. The senate refused to strike out.
Smith moved to amend so as to permit de
ductions for only where there is a taxable
credit. The senate rejected the amend
ment. McGinn moved to amend by per
mitting deductions for "recorded" indebt
edness only. This amendment also was re
jected. The consideration of this bill was
made a special order for Wednesday at 10
Dawson's bill, abolishing the state board
of equalization, failed to pass.
McGinn's bill, providing for the examina
tion of banks and banking companies and
the appointment of a bank-examiner, came
on for final passage; failed to pass.
A resolution of condolence was adopted
by rising vote to Senator McGinn by rea
son of the death of his brother, Gilbert J.
Senator McGinn, by this resolution, was
excused from further attendance during
the present session.
Calbreath gave notice that he would
move to reconsider the vote by which Daw
son's bill, abolishing the state board of
equalization, failed to pass.
McCIung introduced a new bill, No. 244,
empowering the county court of Lane
county to operate free ferries. The bill
Butler moved that when the senate ad
journ it be to meet at 7:30. The motion
Baker's H. J. M., praying for the pro
tection of wild fowl eggs in Alaska, was
. Stel weir's' bill: -providing! ot the "abolish
ment of private sealawaseaaSthird4
time and passed.
King's bill, relating to the sale of lands
by guardians, was read a third time and
Raley's bill, for the establishment of
justice of peace and constable districts in
incorporated towns, was read a third time
Calbrealh's bill, providing for punish
ment for the circulation of obscene pic
tures or literature, was read a third time
and failed to pass.
Smith of Clatsop, regulating the con
struction of dams in streams, so as not
to prevent the migration of fish; read the
third time and passed.
Alley Amending law governing soldiers'
Maxwell Preventing the exaction of
more than legal rate of interest; passed.
Patterson Providing for the appoint
ment of deputy assessors and fixing their
compensation; to third reading.
axwell Fixing the compensation of
county officers in Tillamook; passed.
Gesner Regulating county printing in
Marion and Clackamas counties; first
Maxwell Incorporating Rainier; first
reading, second and passed.
King Incorporating Baker City; passed.
Cogswell Relating to limited partner
McCIung Requiring banks to make
quarterly statements; further considera
tion at 10 A, M. Wednesday.
Butler Compensation of certain county
officers; third reading; for consideration
WORK IN THE HOUSE.
Protection of Salmon the Absorbing:
Theme of the Day.
In the house this morning Blundell's bill
repealing the incorporation act of Myrtle
Mr. Barkley was called to the chair, and
reports from standing committees were
received as follows:
Paxton For the protection of salmon
and other food fishes; moved to make spe
cial order this evening. The motion pre
cipitated a tplrlted discussion. Curtis
thought more time was necessary to con
sider the question, and wanted it set for
Wednesday night. The motion for tonight
Senate bill 1S7 Patterson Providing for
the conveying of prisoners, Insane persons,
etc., to their respective Institutions by
special deputies therefrom; amended so
that the special messengers receive no
pay for service other than their regular
salary and actual expense of trip. Baker,
Sehlbrede, Gates and Yates opposed the
general principles of the bill, and Cleeton,
Beach, Paxton and Smith-(of Josephine),
favored it. It was lost, the following vot
ing aye: Barkley, Beach, Boothby, Buck
man, Calvert, Cardwell, Cleeton, Conn,
Craig. Curtis. Daly, Dunn, Hillegas, Long.
McCraken. Paxton. Stanley, Smith (of
Polk), Smith (of Jciephine), Thompson,
McCraken Providing for appointment of
pilot commissioners by the governor;
House joint resolutions 45, 7 and S, for
amendments to the constitution were made
the special order for February 20.
Young Relative to payment of taxes in
Burke Covering the matter of assess
ment and taxation; taken up as special or
der. The bill contains 56 printed pages;
consequently its reading occupied nearly
three hours. An amendment was offered
to insert In the section exempting property
from taxation, the following in its proper
place: "And the manse or parsonage con
nected therewith, the personal property of
all educational, literary and scientific in
stitutions, and so much of the real estate
us may be actually necessary for a proper
location of the necessary buildings and the
buildings used exculsively for educational,
literary and scientific purposes, providing
not -more than 10 acres of ground shall be
exempted." Hofer spoke In favor of the
amendment. Smith of Josephine opposed
the bill in Its position on deduction for in
debtedness, and moved to recommit for
J amendment; motion adopted; bill as amend
ed passed, with only CardwelL Craig and
Yates In the negative.
Smith of Polk Regulating salaries ot
officers: re-referred, with amendments,
to the committee on compensation of state
and county officers. This is, the bill intro
duced by Smith to decrease the emolu
ments of certain officers, but it came back
from the committee reversed, providing
increased salaries i:i certain cases.
Smith of Josephine Amending state
equalization law so as to 'divide real es
tate Into five classes city and town lots,
agricultural and improved, lands, unim
proved lands, railroad tracks and ease
ments in lands connected therewith, tele
graph lines and easements;' passed.
Paxton Providing for the safe keeping
of public moneys in cities of 50,000; Mr.
Cole opposed the measure as-being in the
interest of a few banks: Mr. Paxton sup
ported the measure. Iiost, 24 voting aye.
Sehlbrede Fixing salaries of district at
Long Relating to pay of county offi
cers; recommitted for correction.
Yates Allowing sheriffs "to collect mile
age in certain cases; re-referred.
Boothby For an appropriation for a
portage railway around, the-'dalles of the
Columbia to Celilo. Mr. Boothby made an
earnest appeal to the house in the interest
of unimpeded transportation from the In
land Empire to the sea. Ke thought the
Interests of true economy would be sub
served by an expenditure necessary to
overcome the obstruction herein sought to
be surmounted. Charles H. Dodd. of the
Portland Chamber of Commerce, by invi
tation, addressed the house in favor of
the bill on benalf of Eastern Oregop and
the city of Portland. Smith 'of Josephine
did not think the people of Southern Ore
gon ought to be taxed at this time for the
proposed enterprise. Long also opposed
the bill. He thought IY would be a foolish
Investment for the state. Sehlbrede took
a similar view, and thought it a species
of class legislation that, ought not to be
tolerated. The vote on the bill stood:
Ayes Bearm, Boothby, Burke, Burleigh,
Cole, Coon, David, Davis, Gurdane, Hofer,
Huffman, Hope, Lester. Lyle, McGreer,
Myers, Patterson, RInearson, Shutrum,
Noes Baker, Barkley, Blnndell, Br.ck-
man, Calvert, Cleeton, Cooper, Craig, Cur
tis, Daly, Dunn, Gates, Gowdy, Hillegas,
Jeffrey. Keyt, Long, McCraken, Mintie,
Moorhead, Nealon, Scott, Sehlbrede, Stan
ley, Stewart, Smith (Polk), Smith (Joseph
ine), Smith (Linn), Templeton, Thompson,
Tigard, Yates. Mr. Speaker 33.
IS THERE A CRISIS?
The Dissolution of Paxlamcnt
LONDON, Feb. 19. Lord Rosebery has
tily summoned a meeting of the cabinet
today which lasted an lvour. It Is rumored
that the dissolution of parliament is im
minent. Last evening when "the vote was
being taken In the house of commons on
Sir William Harcourt's motijn to close
debate on the address, In reply to the
queen's speech, it was confidently be
lieved by the opposition that the govern
ment would be defeated." The vote was
279 to 271.
This One Dcnieff.lt.
LONDON, Feb. 19. The cabinet meet
ing, which otherwise would have been held
Thursday, was summonded today and sat
for about an hour. The'-'supposltlon Is
that the business transacted related to
changes in the programme of the gov
ernment for the session. There was not a
whisper in the lobbies of the house of
commons suggesting dissolution, nor was
there "much gossip in political circles"
over the matter, as wass cabled. Not a
single conservative paper "ventured the
absurdity of suggesting that the meet
ing had even the remotest reference to
dissolution. The Globe, the.-leading tory
organ, explains today's meeting by saying
It Is usual for the cabinet "to meet im
mediately after The addeis In reply to
"?hcf queen's speech 13 'carried, and sur
mises that the purport of the meeting was
to discuss the China-Japanese war.
The Armenian Affair.
ROME, Feb. 19. The Italian consul at
Erzeroum has reported -to his government
that he has confirmed the accounts of the
Armenian massacres with' the testimony
ST. PETERSBURG Feb. 19. The Mos
cow Gazette yesterday attacked Lord
Rosebery, the English premier, for bas
ing his views of Armenian affairs on the
worthless investigations of Senor Xy
menes, the Spanish traveler, who It de
nounces as a mere adventurer and im
postor. LONDON, Feb. 19. The Daily News
learns from Marseilles that Sir Philip
Currie, English ambassador in Constanti
nople, has demanded that the porte recall
Charl Pasha, governor of Van, who has
been guilty of a grave offense.
Landowners Lcngrne in Germqny.
BERLIN, Feb. 19. The Landowners'
League, in its meeting here today, ap
proved unanimously of Count Kanitz's
bill for the state monopoly of the grain
trade and passed a resolution to protect
German cattle from the diseases likely
to be imported with foreign cattle. The
Prussian deputy, Hahn, told the league
that, during his visit In Friedrichsruhe
on Saturday, he learned that Prince Bis
marck heartily favored the league pro
gramme including the grain monopoly.
He added that Bismarck was in fine health
and had lost none of his mental vigor.
Our Cattle in France.
PARIS. Feb. 19. M. Gardaud, minister
ofagriculture, received today an agrarian
delegation from the departments of Pas de
Calais and the Nord. The delegates urged
upon him the need of taking steps against
the importation of American cattle which,
they said, threatened French cattle with
contagious diseases. The minister said
that the subject had been placed already
before a special committee on the diseases
of cattle, and any necessary steps would
be taken soon. Premier Rlbot also prom
ised the delegates to gives the matter full
The Storthinjr Opened.
CHRISTIANA, Feb. 19-The storthing
was opened today by King Oscar in per
son. The king's speech stated that the
contemplated expenditures required an in
crease of taxation to meet them. It was,
therefore, proposed to Impose a stamp
duty upon foreign bills of exchange, re
ceipts for moneys paid and debt acknowl
edgements. His majerty announced that
it was the Intention to greatly Increase
the military defenses by the erection of
Rules of the Road at Sen.
LONDON, Feb. 19. The board of trade
has made a long reply to the objectors to
the new rules of the road at sea, adopted
by the International conference at Wash
ington. The reply concludes with an ex
pression of opinion that no worse service
could be done to shipowners than the dis
turbing, without the gravest reasons, the
valuable international agreement formu
lated. To Relieve Distress In Sicily.
ROME. Feb. L With the view of end
ing the sulphur-mine crisis and of reliev
ing distress in Sicily, a society Is being
formed with a capital of 160,000, under the
auspices of the government, to establish
general stores authorized to make ad
vances to the sufferers. The scheme 13
supported by leading Sicilian capitalists.
Russian Students Drowned.
MOSCOW, Feb. 19. A number of stu
dents broke through the ice on the Mosk
var river while skating today, and 30 were
The Rifcht of Franchise.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19. . Representa
tive W. A. Stone, of Pennsylvania, today
proposed a constitutional amendment pro
hibiting the states from granting the right
of franchise to any person not a citizen of
1 the United States. -
GOWAN'S BILL PASSED
THE MILTITA. WILL NOW RUN THE
GAUNTLET OF THE HOUSE.
The Bills for Safekeeping? of Public
Funds and for District Attorneys
Salaries Both Defeated.
SALEM, Feb. 19. Senator McGinn made
a fine speech this morning on Gow
an's military bill. He attacked the
populists' attitude to the militia,
ascribing it to their discontent with
law and order generally. He paid a high
tribute to Governor McGraw, of Wash
ington, and to the militia of Oregon, say
ing that knowledge of their organization
and readiness to be called out was what
had averted riot and bloodshed in Portland
more than once. Vanderburg and Price
spoke against the bill. Cogswell made a
forcible plea for the militia. The vote on
the bill was as follows:
Ayes Alley, Bancroft, Brownell, Cal
breath, Carter, Cogswell, Dawson, Denny,
Gesner, Gowan, Johnson, laxwell, McAl
ister, McCIung, McGinn, Stelwer, Woodard,
Noes Butler, Hobscn, Holt. King, Price,
Raley, Smith (Clatsop). Smith (Sherman),
Absent Beckley, Huston, Patterson 3.
Cleeton's vote to indefinitely postpone
McGinn's salary bill Monday night-
was not from any antagonism to
the bill. He changed his vote in order to
move a reconsideration, doing so. however,
under a misapprehension, as an indefinite
postponement cannot be reconsidered.
Senator King's irrigation bill, which
passed the houte Monday afternoon and
will no doubt be signed by the governor,
is a modification of the "Wright irrigation
law," of California, being so amended as
to exclude features which have been found
objectionable, notably that it requires a
property qualification to vote in organis
ing irrigation districts, and excepts from
assessments for the support and expense
of running an irrigation district, im
provements, inasmuch as assessing the
improvements would discourage the mak
ing of Improvements. The general plan
of Senator King's bill is to organize dis
tricts for irrigation purposes of any size
desired by the property-holders within the
proposed districts, which may be practica
ble to irrigate from one, of combined,
sources, upon three-fifths of the property
holders in such district voting for it. Af
ter a district is once organized, a proposi
tion to bond it is provided for in a similar
manner to a school district or municipal
ity, to raise funds to build or acquire a
system of ditches, and all" the land in
cluded in the district is made subject to
a tax to pay the interest on these bonds
and the cost of maintaining the ditches.
Without water the land is valueless. This
law will prove a great promoter of irri
gation development, as there is no expen
sive water right to acquire in the start
and the annual assessment will only be
about one-half of the ordinary mainten
ance charges under corporation ditches,
as the entire management rests with the
voters, consisting of the property-holders
within the district, and is furnished on
the basis of furnishing water at absolute
cost, besides enabling localities to acquire
Irrigation facilities which could be ob
tained in no other way.
An interesting incident of the senate de
bate on Butler's assessment bill, which
came up in the morning for final action,
was the vote on McGinn's motion to strike
out the clause allowing deductions for in
debtedness. The vote was as follows:
Yeas Bancroft, Brownell, Carter, Hus
ton, King, McGinn, Smith of Clatsop, Stel
wer, Woodard. Simon 10.
Nays Alley, Beckley, Butler, Calbreath,
Cogswell? Dawson, Denny, GesnerrGowan,
Hobson, Holt, Johnson, Maxwell, McAlis
ter, McCIung, Patterson. Price. Raley,
Smith of Sherman, Vanderburg 20.
The debate covered the threadbare argu
ments on this old question. Many of the
senators participated, the only new Idea
offered being Butler's contention that his
bill contains safeguards which will pre
vent the old abuses of the law by forcing
assessors to administer an iron-clad oath
to taxpayers, on the pain of fines.
Cole was able to defeat. In the Interest
of office-holders, Paxton's bill providing
for the safe deposit of public funds. He
made a speech, and secured enough anti
Dolph votes to beat the measure. The
populists voted against the bill. Anti
Dolph republicans voting for the bill
were Barkley, Dunn, Gates and Yates.
The district attorney salary bill, putting
those officers on salary after July, 1S9G, was
defeated by the votes of Barkley, Burleigh,
Cooper, Craig, Curtis, Daly, Davis, Dunn,
Gates, Gowdy, Hofer, Jeffrey, Lyle, Mc
Greer, Nealon, Scott, Stanley, Stewart,
Smith of Linn. Tigard, Yates 21, 9 being
absent. The bill fixed the salary of the
district attorney of Multnomah county at
$4000, allowing him one deputy at ?2000,
and another at $1500.
Butler's assessment and taxation bill
was discussed in the senate today, and
made the special order for 10 o'clock to
morrow. It abolishes the state board of
equalization, transferring this function to
the county assessors, re-enacts deductions
for indebtedness and provides a poll-tax
of not to exceed $2, which is to be adduced
as evidence of residence by voters. The bill
says nothing about taxing mortgages.
Burke's assessment bill, as amended and
passed by the house this afternoon, re
enacts both the mortgage tax law and de
ductions for indebtedness, leaves the state
board of equalization as at present, makes
the county court a board of equalization,
and limits exemptions of church property
to the church and parsonage. Its other
changes are minor and appear in the print
ed bill. Conn's assessment bill, passed as
a supplementary act, provides a method In
detail of listing and recording indebtedness
for deduction and evidences of debt for
taxation. Young's bill, passed by the
house today, amends the code so as to
make all taxes payable jn cash instead of
allowing, as now, payment of county taxes
in warrants. It is a bill suggested by the
county judges' convention, and aims to put
county finances everywhere in the state
upon a cash basis by eliminating the coun
ty warrant scalpers, including the sheriff.
The re-arrangement of two judicial dis
tricts of Eastern Oregon and the creation
of a third one, devolves upon the governor
the appointment of a judge for the dis
trict composed of Baker, Union and Wal
lowa counties. Already there have reached
the executive office a large number of in
dorsements of Hon. Robert Eakin, of
Union, for the position. He is supported,
not only by the bar of the district, but
by all Its members of the legislature, in
cluding Mr. McAllster, democratic senator
from Union county. Governor Lord is well
acquainted with Mr. Eakin. and regards
him as a lawyer of good abilities and judi
cial mind, and has entire confidence in his
moral courage and unswerving integrity.
In fact, from remarks that the governor
has dropped, it is considered almost cer
tain that Mr. Eakin will be appointed.
Photographic groups of members of the
legislature have always been favorite
souvenirs of the session. The finest thing
ever attempted in this line is furnished
this year by the Cronlse studio. The pic
tures are masterpieces of the photographic
art, furnishing as they do a correct like
ness of every member of the session, in
cluding the officers, and are being fur
nished to large numbers of people all over
the state for souvenirs of the session.
Another Liberal Elected.
LONDON, Feb. 19. An election was held
today at Colchester to fill the vacancy In
the house of commons caused by the resig
nation of Mr. Naylor Leyland. It resulted
In a victory for the liberal candidate. Sir
Weetman Pearson, who was defeated at
the last general election with Naylor Ley-
I rtand as his opponent, by a majority of 61,
Theconservativecandidate" today was Cap
tain Vereker, who was strongly supported
by the Irish 'unionist alliance. Great In
terest was- taken In the contest by poli
ticians throughout the country, and a num
ber of well-known speakers took part In
the campaign. The vote was: Pearson,
2539; Vereker, 2296. At the last general
election the result was: Nay lor Leyland,
2173; Pearson, 2112.
NEW CIRCUIT JUDGES.
Ershine M. Ross, of California, Ap
pointed. WASHINGTON. Feb. 19. The president
today nominated Ersklne M. Ross, of Cali
fornia, to be United States circuit judge
for the ninth judicial circuit, provided for
by the act approved February IS, 1S95.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19. The quick ap
pointment of a circuit judge for the ninth
circuit, without giving any one an
opportunity top resent to the president
the names of other candidates, would in
other states in the circuit be considered
a snap judgment. But nothing will be
done in the way of opposition. The
record of Ross is so good, as a district
judge that he will probably get a favora
ble report and confirmation without going
through the ordinary routine. Senator
Mitchell and Representative Ellis pre
sented memorials adopted by the Oregon
STRUCK OVER THE TEMPLE
An Old Lady Found Unconscious in
the Streets of Sacramento.
SACRAMENTO, Feb. 19. Mrs. Clements
Hervagault, an old lady, was found on
the street Sunday night with a severe cut
over her temple. Since that time her
mind has been wandering, but today she
seemed better and claimed that while re
turning from a visit to her sick son, in a
lonely part of the street, a man had sud
denly stepped in front of her and dealt
her a blow in the face, from which che
lost consciousness. This is all she re
membered. She carried money and jew
elry, but none of It was taken. She is so
badly injured that it is more than likely
she will not recover.
The Colomlilnn Rebellion.
NEW YORK. Feb. 19. A dispatch from
Panama says: News has been received
here of a battle fought on Saturday be
tween the rebels and the government
forces near Santa Rosa, in the depart
ment of Boyaca. There were more than
200 killed on both sides.
The capitulation of the rebel forces in
the northern part of the republic does not
affect the rebellion in other sections.
It is reported that General Modesto
Gardes, with Benjamin Ruiz and Senor
Gaza, have left Costa Rica for Colombia.
It is expected they will land on the west
General Camargo's forces in Bogota
have proclaimed Santos Acosta president.
The Mexico-Guatemala, Affair.
CITY OF MEXICO, Feb. 19. In spite of
reports to the contrary regarding the Mexican-Guatemalan
negotiations, at a late
hour this evening no changes have been
Mndgre Yorkc-'s Slayer Arrested.
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 19. James B.
Gentry, the actor who shot and killed
Madge Yorke, the actress, in this city
Sunday evening, was arrested by a police
man tonight at Thirty-third and Colum
bia avenues. He was suffering from a
fractured skull and was cut over the
heart, where he had tried to commit sui
cide by cutting himself with a penknife.
He was taken to the German hospital,
and Is now confined in that institution.
'AtJOrinravetfs . Disposal.
LONDON, Feb. 19. In an interview to
day the owner of "the new yacht Alisa said
if she should defeat the syndicate boat in
the trials in English wafers she would be
at Dunraven's disposal as the challenger
for the America's cup. He added: "I
should like a brush with Gould. He Is a
Annual Bench Shove.
NEW YORK, Feb. 19. The 19th annual
bench show of the Westminster Kennel
Club commenced at Madison Square gar
den this morning. There were entries
from all parts of the world, among them a
number of well-known dogs. There was a
General John. L. Svrlf t.
BOSTON, Mass., Feb. 19. General John
L. Swift, the well-known temperance and
campaign speaker, died tonight at his resi
dence, of heart trouble, in his 66th year.
He was a member of the Loyal Legion,
Grand Army and other organizations. A
widow and two sons survive him.
The Cnp at Home. ,
NEW YORK, Feb. 19. The cup won by
the Vigilant in the Cork regatta last year
arrived on the Servia today.
A. French Dramatist.
PARIS, Feb. 19. Auguste Vacquerie, the
dramatic author, poet and journalist, is
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A CLEVER COUNTERFEITER'S WAYi
OF MAKING MONEY.
He Succeeded So "Well That All tho
Banks of Solano County Toole tho
Product of His Mint.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 19. Detective
Harris, of the United States secret serv
ice, returned from Suisun today with the
plant of Giovanni Montelbaum, a coun
terfeiter who was captured at Vallejo a
w eek ago. Montelbaum, who Is a. Sicilian,
made a counterfeit that all the banks ot
Solano county took without question.
He selected a cabin a few miles from
Suisun, on the side of a gulch, and pre
pared a cave on the other slope of the.
canyon for his workshop. The cave was
difficult of access and the entrance was sa
arranged that it would have been hard
to find it, even if one had known ot its
existence. It was reached through a hole,
which had a lid covered with earth and
grass. The cave had a furnace with a
chimney, the outfet of whlcll was in, a,
clump ot brush. The counterfeiter was sa
careful in his work that he did not even;
keep his plant In the cave. When he had
done with the tools, he took tho molds
and metal and burled them at different
points, and also buried his counterfeit
money. This was so abundant that Kau
ris brought back $70 in unfinished dollars,
quarters and dimes. A bag ot the "stuff
was found at the foot of nearly every
bush in the vicinity of the cave. Four
plaster-of-Paris moulds of fine make wero
found with the ladles and metal. The
compound used was of antimony, tin and
isinglass. The molds completed the coins,
even to the milling, and the pieces needed
only polish and a silver bath and then
they were ready to deceive even an ex
pert. Montelbaum was liberal with the prod
uct of his mint. He lest his money at
poker without a murmur and paid high
prices for Solano provisions and liquor
with good grace. Though Montelbaum.
worked alone. It is though he had accom
plices to aid him in circulating his spur
ious silver. The secret service detectives
are now on the trail of these.
THE HAYWARD TRIAL.
George Grindnll nu Important Wit
ness for the Defense.
MINNEAPOLIS. Feb. 19. Edward Good
sell, a Chicago dental student, was put on
the stand In the Hayward murder trial to
day for redirect examination. He testified
that he had usually been Harry Hay
ward's companion when he came to Chi
cago to gamble, and had seen him lose
$1000 at a time.
Frank Erhart, who was summoned by,
his brother when the body was found,
swore he found in the dirt near where tho
body lay the heel mark and then the toe
mark of a lady's shoe. There was also a
trace of where the foot dragged to where
the body lay. This evidence went to showi
that Miss Ging's body was pushed out of
the buggy feet first instead of head first,
as Blixt testified.
George Grindall was an important wit
ness for the defense. He was standing
on Fir3t avenue, north, between Fourth
and Fifth streets, at 7 o'clock or there
abouts, December 3, the night of the mur
der. Standing a short way from him was
a man "like that man there," said tho
witness, pointing to Attorney Sweetzer.
Grindall saw Miss Ging drive up, and tho
man he had seen waiting there entered
the buggy and they drove away. The de
scription given by Grindall of the man
who joined her does not at all fit Harry
There was a wordy quarrel between the
lawyers over. Grindall's testimony,, each
side Intimating the other was manufac
turing evidence. t
A Pecnlinr Murder Story.
WEST PLAINS, Mo., Feb. 19. The story
of a peculiar murder comes from Marion
ccunty, Ark. Samuel Cowles, an old man
from Illinois, was found dead nearly a
mile from home. It is alleged that his
wife had chased him from the house with!
a harrow, with which it is claimed she in
flicted several wounds, which caused his
death. She was arrested and lodged in
the Yellville jail. Cowles was 77 years old
and his wife 73.
Killed by Mexicans.
CORDOVA. Mexico. Feb. 19. G. R. Mor
rison, of Detroit. Mich., was killed by
Mexican bandits 60 miles south of here on
Saturday. He was on his way to inspect
coffee lands with a view to investing
when the outlaws attacked him. He was
robbed of considerable money. Four of
the bandits have been captured and will
The Family Skeleton.
NEW ALBANY, Ind., Feb. 19. Because
his wife allowed her pug dog to kiss her
and would not permit him the same priv
ilege. Hector Bowman assaulted her. Two
sons attacked him with clubs and frac
tured his skull. The boys were arrested
and placed in jail to await tho result of his
Injuries, which are serious.