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THE MOENING OEBGONIAN, MONDAY, JANUAKY S, 1900.
PAY OF COURT REPORTER
clataeoThe Tennessee woman is false FARMING IN THE ISLANDS
is proved by receipt here of a copy of a j
decree of divorce granted In Alameda !
county, California, July 18, 1S98, 10 months
LARGE CLAIM IS PRESENTED IX
THE NEED FOR AGRICULTURAL EX
Pay Is Demanded for Every Day of
Court Term, Not 31erely the
Bays of Actual Service.
PENDLETON, Or., Jan. 7. Presenta
tion, of a claim for $1750 for back pay as
official reporter of the circuit court here
by John "Wheeler brings Into the courts a
law,, question likely to affect every coun
ty in Oregon. Mr. "Wheeler -was official
reporter prior to 1893, and during the term
of his service received his per diem of
$10 for the days he actually was in the
courtroom and engaged at his official du
ties. In the bill -which he presented to
the county court here, Mr. Wheeler notes
a credit of $670, the amount he actually
received In cash, the total being $1920.
To the balance, $1230, lie adds an item of
interest, $500 for five years, principal and
Interest amounting to $1750.
Wheeler claims pay for all days of
terms of court from convening to ad
journment, -whether he was actually re
porting cases or not He was paid only
for days -when he -was engaged in actual
service. His claim now made is for days
in which he was in attendance but not
Having considered the claim, the coun
ty court took no action, simply referring
It to the circuit court for settlement.
Judge Lowell, although not on -record offi
cially, consented to say to the press that
he would refuse to act upon the claim,
ruling that it is not within his province
to take up such Items of court expense
relating to terms held by his predecessors.
The claim of Mr. "Wheeler is for alleged
days' service when Judges J. A. Fee and
M. D. Clifford -were upon the bench In
the district existing before the present
districts were arranged by the legislature.
The law provides that a sworn statement
by the official reporter, vouched for as
to its correctness by the presiding judge,
shall he sufficient to authorize the county
"clerk to draw his warrant for the amount
due the reporter.
It is the understanding here, -where Mr.
"Wheeler makes his home, that he has
claims of like nature aggregating $9000,
and -that he will attempt to enforce the
claims through the circuit courts, in the
event of the county courts refusing to al
low them. He has retained counsel to
represent Mm. The counties in which he
served as official reporter are "Umatilla,
Union. Baker, Malheur, Harney and
Grant, and the claims are for service ren
dered during the years 1892, 1S93 and 1894.
Umatilla county's court will redistrlct
the entire county, reducing the number of
justice court districts from 20 to 9. The
motive for the act thus contemplated is
the large saving In expense for mainten
ance of the justice courts. It Is estimated
that $1000 wili be saved annually. In Pen
dleton alone, the number of districts will
he reduced from three to one, with con
siderable contiguous territory Included in
the Pendleton district
before he married the wife with whom
he was living when he was killed.
Ncvr Washington Incorporations.
OLYMPIA, Jan. 7. The following arti
cles of incorporation have been filed with
the secretary of state in the past week:
Appointment of J. C. Gllllngham agent
of the Springfiale Copper Mining Com
pany; Baker River Mining Company,
Baker, $100,000; Port Angeles State Bank,
$25,000; Virginia Gold Mining Company,
Republic, $1,000,000; Atlas Lumber & Shin
gle Company, Seattle, $50,000; Buffalo
Townsite & Mining Company, Spokane.
$10,000; Ontario Mining Company, Snoho
mish, $75,000; Baker Loan & Investment
Company, Walla Walla, $150,000; Seattle
Electric Company, $625,000; Hawkeye Min
ing & Milling Company, Spokane, $15,030;
Hercules Gold Mining Company, Seattle,
$100,000; Philharmonic Company, of Seat
tle, J. C. Harris, correspondent; KIttanIng
Copper Mining Company, Seattle, $1,000,000;
Recommendations of the Secretary's
Annual Report Several Appro.
priations Are Asked For.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 3. Attached to tho
annual report of the secretary of agricul
ture Is a report of the chief of experi
ment stations, just published, which con
tains the following statements with regard
to the needs and demand for agricultural
experiment s.aticns in the Philippines,
Hawaii and Puerto Rico:
"As agriculture is the leading industry
In the islands which the United States
has recently acquired. Its encouragement
and development through systematic agri
cultural investigations, such as are now
THE LATE MRS. CHURCHILL
PAPERS FOR TEACHERS.
Tnrenty-tivo Life Diplomas and
Eight State Certificates Granted.
OLTMPIA, Jan. 7. The state board of
education has finished its session and has
granted Washington state life diplomas, I
on Washington state normal school diplo
mas, to the following persons:
Frances E. Farnham, Tacoma; Sevllla
Stelner, county superintendent, Water
ville; Effie A. Berkman, Palmer; Bertha
A. Barclay, Dayton; Margaret Stelnbach,
North Yakima; Ellen Armour, Seattle;
Lena Bruce, Tacoma; Mabel C. Painter,
Ellensburg; C. H. Knapp, Ritzville; Cris
ele C. Cameron, Bessie F. Ebert, Tacoma;
Olive L. Parker, Seattle; Mrs. Fannie C.
Kiesling, Mrs. Mary Craig.
The following were awarded life diplo
mas upon papers from Institutions other
than Washington state normal schools:
Christina S. Hyatt, Seattle; Ida Soule
Howes, Hoqulam; Kate B. Reed, Spo
kane; J. L. Dunn, Spokane; G. H. Colton,
Seattle; J. A. Mitchell, Spokane; O. C.
Whitney, Tacoma; Nettle M. Whitney,
State certificates -were granted to the
Mary E. Longley, Snohomish; W. C.
Orr, Tacoma; J. E. Porter, Wenaichee;
Mrs. Hattie McLellan Randolph, Seattle;
W. R. Ball, Spokane; C. M. Burnham,
Spokane; L. R. Shaw, Seattle; J. Guy
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"WAS AN OREGON PIONEER OF 1847.
SALEM, Or., Jan. 7. Mrs. Lucy Churchill, who died at her home In Salem, Thursday,
waa bora In Cteveland, O., June 2, 1818. Her maiden name waa Pangburn. In 1838 she
moved to Illinois, where she was married In 1840 to Joseph Churchill, who died In 1803 Mr.
and Mns. Churchill -Rent to Missouri In 1848, and the following: ear came acrces the plains
to Oregon. Their first homt m this state was near Sllverton, in Marlon county. Later they
resided near Marquam. In Clackamas county, and In 1S61 moved to Salem, where they made
their home. Five children were born to them. Two of these, Mrs. N. Bier and Mrs. A. D.
Smith, preceded their mother to the grave. Those still living are: E. C. Churchill, C. N.
Churchill and Mrs. Georije F. Smith, all residents of Salem. "Grandma" Churchill was well
known, especially among the pioneers of this vicinity, and was held In high esteem by all.
WE HAVE NO PATENT RIGHTS.
Everyone has a right to insure their own work, consequently the people of Portland
and vicinity have the same privilege in our offices as in ail the dental offices in the
WITH A PROTECTIVE GUARANTEE FOR-10 YEARS.
We do not chargeyou by the year, at so much per year, but keep' ALL TEETH in repair for 10 years
free that- have been attended to by the New York Dentists. l
INSURED WITH A PROTECTIVE GUARANTEE FOR TEN YEARS
We do not compete with cheap dental work, but do ali work at prices as low as consistent with first
class work. We have always INSURED ALL OUR WORK FOR 10 YEARS with a protective guarantee.
for the Pacific Coast offices are in this city, corner Fourth and
Morrison. Although we" make a specialty of treating the most
difficult operations in dentistry, we have established complete departments in every other branch known to dental
science, In which we employ oniy men of undoubted ability. AH of these have been selected for their eminent skill
in the department in which they are employed.
Of gold which take the Havc yur teeth out fn the morning and qo home DAJWi JTCC ot teeth i9 a feature
place of plates are handled with new ones the same day: rttlllLLJJ ot our work la the
In niio nffinn K-. atinnlnllcta .. . hands Of a 3DCtalt3t
who have had years of experience iT all Eminent ttt ,HE PLE-STOPLAre FOR FIAT HOimiS tXTRACl ONS TlS.
cities, and who are without equals anywhere in the - " ' w -. ""' '" iyj ' w He i employed from
world. These men make the most beautiful work y x S. k morales until night every day In the year at
i.n,,n i hiq TinA nf wnrlr nnf rmlv hpouflful hut "&. V AXvSi thls one branch. Blmply because hte fame In
known Intnis line ot worK, not only Deauutul, out y ' X S this line has grone abroad to such an e-stent that
natural, durable, and, moreover, most comfortable to S W&-... $k s T people from far and near crowd the orace to
wear. r. S Hjn'""5$W . C5 SsSmS. have thelr teeth extracted at the only place
. . ,, -,- ,.,., , i,i Wmj,..., Frov -. Wfvw where It la done absolutely without pain.
Pleased and grateful people are loud in their Ks?SsSri Hl3 reputation comes from yeara of auccesa-
praises of their work, and every day finds new pa- W tS ful Pice.
tients in our parlors, sent there by foimer patients, feS&. . ffiS?' )SM None are sp successful as thoae that are best
wVin fPPl that thov nwp t a. dntv tn thpir friPnrt to VVsw-2??3 5J prepared and who devote their entire Uvea to
Who reel tnax tney owe ic a auiy to tneir inenas to vSKa5Vft - S?---,! a clven work; hence the success of the weii-
send them to the very best place to have their work Lr YMMw 'fT WY H known and justly world-renowned New York
done where they will receive the best work and most W ".viflf Dentist
courteous treatment. &:4 TfWY J Set of Teeth ?5.00
Aside from the specialists in bridge work, we have vMvJ y Yj Y L Jr Gold FUHns 91.00
specialists in plate work, who are world-renowned, fv i f I .'..'-. k&j? Beat Teeth. S. S. TV $8.00
men of superior intelligence, who have devoted their x&J&tl v vl -dl i' Gold Crown ....sjjs.oo
whole lives to this work. "xSiSStf silver Fllllnfi: ....90.50
LADY ALWAYS IN ATTENDANCE
HOURS, 8 TO 8; SUNDAYS 10 TO 4
New York Dental Parlors
TT n B R 14 D a
roono aoo m
the initial appropriation should be at least
Swift Creek Mining & Smelting Company,
New Whatcom, $124,600; Chehalis S ate
Bank, $25,000; Curlew Mining & Smelting
Company, Olympla, $100,000; Pacific North
west Packing Company, Seattle, $600,000;
Everett Improvement Company, $1,000,000;
Gold Bug-Grizzly Mining Company, Spo
kane, $250,000; Oriental Gold Mining Com
pany, Seattle, $100,000.
COM) "WTEATHBR. IX AIjASKA.
21all Steamer "Wrecked In the Ice
SIcIrIis to Dawson.
PGitT TOWNSEND, Jan. 7. The steam
er Cottage City, from Lynn canal, tonight,
reports severe weather all through Alas
ka. The weather In the vicinity of Skag
way is exceedingly cold, and the moll
steamer Mocking Bird, while trying to
force her way through tho ice between
Dyea and Skagway, stove a hole In her
bow. She Is a total wreck on the beach,
which she succeeded in reaching. Her pas
sengers and crew were rescued and taken
to Skagway. The Ice extends three miles
out from the Dyea shore.
A line of sleiijhs for carrying passengers
has been established between Bennett and
Dawson. Eah, sleigh carries five passengers.
MBXTXGITIS AFFLICTS HORSES.
Fatal and Rot Contagiosa Prom
Fnngons Groivth In the Hay.
COLFAX. Jan. 7. Dr. S. B. Nelson,
state veterinary surgeon, and his assist
ant. Dr. Kolling, visited the farm of Will
lam A. Gordon, four miles south of Col
fax, on Spring Flat, to investigate a pe
culiar disease that is afflicting Mr. Gor
don's horses. The disease, which is of
recent appearance, has already caused
the death of 10 of Mr. Gordon's horses,
aii -vaiuame animals. The doctors say
they believe the disease to be meningitis,
and to be produced by the animals eating
a fungous growth in hay. The horses have
heen eating barley hay, which has been
wet. and has spoiled to some extent, it
is not regarded as contagious.
SHOE STORE BURGLARIZED.
Thieves Took ?SOO In Cash Supposed
to Belong- to Certain Gang:.
BAKER CITY. Or., Jan. 7. About 3
o'clock this morning Cleaver Bros.' shoo
store was broken open from the rear en
trance on Resort street, and about $200
In cash was stolen. The police and de
tectives are working on the theory that
the burglars are of a gang connected with
the recent looting here of an O. R. & N.
freight car, eight men having been ar
rested for that robbery but released for
lack of evidence. Dangerous characters
Infest the city, but the good work of the
police and detectives is keeping crime at
TTevr Saloon at Texas City.
COLFAX, Jan. G. The county commis
Bl&ners have granted a saloon license to
J. F. Fuller, at Texas City, in this county.
The town Is opposite Riparla, on Snake
river, and has been without a saloon Bince
1E95, when the saloon-keeper, Jacob Mal
qulst, was murdered by Jack Leonard,
who was hanged for the crime in 1S98.
Gave Up Armstrong Case.
SEATTLE, Wash., Jan. 7. Detective
Frank Tyrrill and Assistant District At
torney Howard Sprogle, both of Chicago,
who have been here attempting to secure
the extradition of William Armstrong, left
for the East today. Before leaving Mr.
Sprogle stated no further attempts would
be made to secure Armstrong's return.
Alternative Mandamus Issued.
CENTRALIA, Wash., Jan. 7. On peti
tion of F. T. McNltt, Judge Elliott yes
terday granted an alternative writ of
mandamus, directing the city of Centralla
to supply the petitioner with electric light
service, of which he was recently de
prived, or appear in court January 12 and
show cause why it is not done.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 3. Pensions have
been granted as follows:
Oregon Original: James R. Kendall,
Cottage Grove, $8.
Idaho Original: William Perkins, Mos
cow, $6; David D. Burnham, Lewiston, $8.
In 1S99, 828 notarial commissions were
issued in this state.
An engine weighing 25,000 pounds is be
ing drawn from Springfield to Wendling,
In Lane county, on sleighs, 14 horses sup
plying the motive power.
There were IBS marriages In Linn coun
ty during the past year.
undertaken under national auspices in all
quarters of the world, will undoubtedly
engage the serious attentbn of congress
in the near future. Doubtless special In
vestigations in different liqes by erent
branches of this department will be found
desirable in these islands, as they have
been In other portions of the United States.
but such Investigations will not take tho
place of agricultural experiment stations,
organized on a permanent plan, with spe
cial reference to the local requirements of
agriculture. These stations will be needed
In our Island possessions just as much as
they are In the states and territories.
In a general way the organization and
work of these stations may properly con
form to the plan already in successful op
eration in this country. The Island stations
snouia, However, be organized more def
initely with reference to the need of the
people for information already acquired
through agricultural investigations else
where Any plan for experiment stations
In Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Philippines
should involve the following features: (1)
A local station, with land, buildings and
equipment for field and laboratory inves
tigations; (2) an agricultural survey, to
study the agricultural capabilities and re
quirements of these islands; (3) co-opeia-tive
experiments with resident farmers;
(4) a dissemination, under frank, of bul
letins of original and compiled Information;
(5) the holding of farmers' meetings in dif
ferent localities for the diffusion of prac
tical information. And In general, there
should be a systematic effort to disseminate
useful Information on agricultural subjects
among the people, and to gain new knowl
edge, which may be utilized for the benefit
of the agriculture of those regions. The
Importance of such a system of agricul
tural investigation and education has re
cently been recognized by the British gov
ernment in establishing a deaartment of
agriculture for the West Indies.
"In the Hawaiian islands, a successful
beginning of agricultural Investigations
has been made by the experiment 6,tatioh
at Honolulu, established in 1894, by the
Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association, and
carried on under tho direction of Dr. Wal
ter Maxwell, a chemist formerly employed
in the division of chemistry of this depart
ment and afterwards in the Louisiana
agricultural experiment station at New Or
leans. This station has studied especially
the problems relating to the culture of
sugar cane and the manufacture of cane
Hood River Physician Was Found
Dead in His Barn.
HOOD RIVER, Or., Jan. 7. Dr. P. G
Barrett was found dead in his barn this
evening. He was well as usual all day,
and it is supposed that the end came
without warning, while he was doing
chores at the barn.
I gaels with much success. The JIngael
was adopted last year for the Chinese
, army, and Is being turned out by thousands
at five Chinese arsenals. They use center
fire cartridges and carry further than tho
French magazine rifles. It takes two Chi
nese soldiers to operate each gun. Later,
at Paksi, Chinese invaded a gaming house,
killing three French soldiers and wounding
THE WAR BOOMS TRADE.
ADMIRATiON FOR WOOD
Funeral o William Stalger.
SALEM, Or., Jan. 7. The funeral of the
late William Stalger took place from the
family residence today, and was largely
attended. The Services at the home were
conducted by Rev. Josiah Bowersox, pas
tor of the Independent Evangelical
church, assisted by Rev. W. C- Kantner.
pastor of the Congregational church. In
terment was In Rural cemetery.
Mr. Stalger, who was 94 years old, leff
four sons and three daughters, as fol
lows: Jonathan F. Stalger, of the Cottage ho
tel; William Stalger, the marble-dealer,
and Frederick Staiger, jr., of Salem; Au
gust Stalger, of Portland; Mrs A. J. Pur
vine, of Zena, Polk county; Mrs. A. J.
Monroe, of Salm; and Miss Emily Stai
ger, located at Fort Totten, N. D., where
she is engaged in the Indian service.
Dislike American Divorces.
VICTORIA, B. C, Jan. 7. The Minis
terial Association of British Columbia,
headed by Bishop Perrln, has interviewed
the government, urging legislation against
the recognition of A.merican divorces
granted for causes not recognized by Can
adian law. It is sought to comr"Jl issuers
of marriage licenses to inspect decrees of
divorcement and refuse licenses unless
adultery is named.
Of this number
November claims tho greatest roll of any sugar, but there have also been experi
monin, m; wnne juiy nas the least, 6. ments with fertiiizers and an Investigation
Thirteen dog licenses have been issued tne sNs of the Islands. Advantage should.
In Astoria this year. It Is generally be- be taken of the basis thus laid by, local
Heved there must be one or two living enterprise, and the United States gbvern-
in the city without official permission. ment should supplement the efforts of the
The new Albany town clock Is now set PePle of these islands In this direction,
up, and will soon be put In place in the
courthouse tower. The clock weighs 1500
pounds, and cost $500, including freight.
The well at Fort Stevens now lacks but
Walla Walla is working for a poultry
show to be held In February.
C. E. Llllpop, a Chehalis merchant, was
victimized on a bogus check for $37 last
week by a man purporting to be John
The butchers of Thurston county have
formed a combination to pay $1 each for
coyote scalps, since no bounty is paid by
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Coffman, of Puyal
lup, celebrated their silver wedding anni
versary on New Year's day. They have
lived In this state 4 years.
The Carter ranch near Montesano was
sold at mortgage sale last Saturday, and
was bid in by the mortgagee for the
amount of the mortgage $3820.
A box containing about 100 sticks of
dynamite was found by workmen in tho
basement of the Kreidel block, in Ellens
burg, Thuisday. How it got there no one
seems to know. There was enough of it
to blow up all that 'part of town.
A man with a manufacturing enterprise
has refused a bonus and announces that
he doesn't need It In his business, and
will proceed forthwith to spend $50,000 In
the erection of a mill at Skidmore slough
at South Eend. William Siler is the name
of the man who refused the bonus, and
his company is the Columbia Box & Lum
The statement was inadvertently made
in the St. Paul dispatch that nearly all
of the lands sold by the Northern Paei-
nc company lie "along the Seattle &
as It has done In the states and territories,
In my judgment, congress would do well
to provide, without delay, an annual ap
propriation of $15,000 for the establishment
15 feet of being down to the contract depth Tln, , o! an agricultural ex-
-500 feet-and still no water, or at least S apPr0pr atioi Vhould provide for the ' Northern branch bet Anacortes and
not enomrh w.ifpr fhn E-ftvAmmnnt -n.n s. "Pi"Pttoii snouia proviae ior tne n.l1tn ,. V m T . m. .
m. , the toIB w. sJSJSSJsr
Already the rush to our gold fields has agricultural experiment station, as well as
commenced, says the Baker City Demo- the printing (in the Hawaiian islands), 11-
crat Each day brings in people from all lustration, and distribution of reports and
parts of the country, who have heard of bulletins. This annronrlatlon should be
expended under the direction of the sec
retary of agriculture, as in the case ct
the appropriation for exnprlmPTif stntlnnc:
For Puerto Rico an Initial appropriation
Great Britain Forced to Loosen Her
A Philadelphia dispatch says: The broad
ening scope of the commerce of the United
States and the prospects of continued
prosperity are outlined in an exhausilc
report Issued by Director William P. Wil
son, of the Philadelphia commercial mu
seum. Director Wilson sees before the
nation greater prosperity than ever. The
recent flurries in the stock market, he
says, are Indicative only of a shrinkage
in paper values. The three great test3
of prosperity increase In manufactures, in
agricultural production and In individual
bank accounts all presage a splendid year.
The present export movement of gold to
Europe Director Wilson characterizes as
the selling of a commodity at a profit,
which, when retained at home, earned no
Interest .or proht. In exchange for this
t gold, Europe Is returning to us securities
on wh'ch, lh some cases, we have been
paying as high as 5 per cent. The Phil
ippine war, the director thinks, Is near
Its end. Of the war In the Transvaal and
Its effect, Director Wilson says:
"Great Britain, witn her immense
wealth, as a result of this war, is being
forced to unloose her purse strings, and
the influence of this free disbursement is
being felt in arteries of trade all oer the
world. There Is, scarcely a nation which
has not already found new trade In this
war between Great Britain and the South
"In England, too, this war has brought
about a fusing of classes and the diminu
tion of class hatred which must neutralize
for years to come the destructive work of
professional labor and anarchistic agita
tors." Two billion dollars is the amount of trade
which Director Wilson thinks will accrue
to the United States during the yeai4 1900.
These figures, the director admits, are stu
pendous, but he is certain of their realiza
tion if the December rate of Increase is
maintained during the next 12 months.
The exports of manufactures have
reached one-half the value of agricultural
exports for the first time In the nation's
history. In 1900 the exports of manufac
tures will exceed those of the phenomenal
year just past. The 25 per cent Increase
in our Imports Is explained by the fact that
these Imports are mainly composed of
'tropical food products, such as coffee and
tea and articles which are used hy our
manufacturers to mako a finished product
which in many cases Is exported again.
C o a
COMMISSION STORE BURNED
CUBANS SAY HE IS THE ONE MAN
FOR THE TASK.
General ninsiso Warmly Indorsies Him
in n Speech at an Important
Dinner in Havana.
HAVANA, Jan. 7. The dinner given In
honor of General Maso last evening at
the Tacon theater, was a great success.
Generals Wood, Ludlow and Chaffee were
present, as was also General Gomez. Senor
Govln, the former autonomist leader;
Senor Zayas and others spoke. Govln wa3
loudly cheered. At this banquet for the
consequence of the reported attempts on
the part of Chile to Chlleonize t prov
inces of Tacna and Arica, the revolution
ary chiefs residing in Iqufque have re
solved to paralyze all efforts at rev t
by Issuing a manifesto to the nation, lea -lng
the government's hands free to devote
entire attention to the ransom of those
GERMAN MONEY STEADY.
Still tho Market Is Suspected Not to
BERLIN, Jan. 7. The money mark t
grew steady last week. The easiness -explained
by the annual dividend paym t t
which holders hesitate to reinvest m "t
curities, owing to the uncertainties of ttu ,
situation. The Deutsih Ekonorateeh, how
ever, regards the falling of discount as a
first time since the American occupation conndencc. As confirming this view u
began, Cubrns of all shades of political , T,n,ntt. .... tht .h .. ormnn h.m.,
onlnfon ramii tnsrethr fnr isonliil nunioscs. '
Expressions of regret for inability to at
tend were received from prominent Cubans
In all parts of 'the Island.
General Masso, In responding to a toast
to his health, said:
which usually lend call money at this ra e
are now seeking the same at from 7 to 8
The recovery movement of tho Relchs
bank last week was normal, whilet owmj
to the high rates of discount, loans w.re
"The cause of Cuba libre was never 1 onir moderate. A reduction of rate Is ex
brighter than now. President McKinley, t pcoted at tho bank the latter half of thj
in sending General Wood, chose the only 1 month. if nothing political intervenes. It e
man to whom the confidence of all classes I gold export to England has ceased, a
of Cubans could be given. It was General though exchange remains above the go 1
Wood, who. when a former governor urged
President McKinley that it would be dan
gerous to remove a single American soldier
from the Island, urged the reduction of
point. Export to Holland continues m
small amounts. It is rumored that con
siderable Russian money has been placed.
The bourse throughout the week was Ir-
the military in his own province by one- 1 regular and nervous. Americans sold fr.e-
half. Nor do we forget that the province 1 ly.
of Santiago was admittedly the mo3t dif- The financial press points out that Ber
flcult to govern. General Wood adminls- , Hn stood the recent situation better than
tered the affairs of that province in a man- London and New York. Although much
ner eliciting the plaudits of the civilized German money was lost at the London
world. He did not truckle to faction nor
to his own countrymen, but he gained the
love and confidence ot the entire commu
nity by his splendid work, his fortitude and
management of affairs, and his evident de-
settlement, this did not cause failures or
The heavy advance In gold mine tax n
the Transvaal causes very unfavorable
comment in the financial press. Even th
sire to give the Cubans every opportunity pro-Boer organs say the action Is confisca
te prove themselves worthy of self-gov
AMERICANS IN MEXICO.
Organize New Bank Going
CITY OF MEXICO. Jan. 7. A
tory. It Is reported that the German ar 1
French consuls in Pretoria have already
protested on behalf of their respective go-ernmenta.
London Money Market.
LONDON, Jan. 7. Prices on the stock
exchange last week were very irregular
American banking concern' "opens here Th?,y opened well, but fell oft on German
Monday for business, under the title of aellinS- This was followed by an improvf-
the United States Banking Company, with i"cut uw"'s w c"3jr ff'? B C'"S
our mines, and who come for the purpose
of getting hold somewhere.
The Cottage Grove Nugget issued a
finely illustrated annual number descrip
tive of the Bohemia mineral region. It
Looking for Salmon Hatchery Site.
OREGON CITY, Jan. 7. E. R. ("Bert")
Greenman, superintendent of the Upper
Clackamas hatchery, who has been con
nected with State Fish Commissioner
Seed's office since the season closed, left
tonight for the Necanlcum river in Clat
sop county. While there he will look for
a suitable site for a steelhead salmon
hatchery, and if the conditions are favor
able, the state fish commission will at
once have a building erected and equipped
with the proper apparatus.
The o-year-old son of Rev. P. K. Ham
mond, slipped on the sidewalk last night
and suffered a fracture of the right leg
above the knee.
Tennessee "Woman's False Claim.
PENDLETON. Or.. Jan. 7. Recently a
woman of Cleveland. Tenn., claimed to j morning another lot of 100 bales was start
be the legal wife of N. D. BUtch, who I ed for the Eastern market
narrates the history of operations there of 5E00 sbuld be made for an agricultural
since the discovery of gold 40 years ago, reconnoiEsance to determine the most do
and presents an admirable statement of sIrttDle localities for the establishment of
present conditions. agricultural experiment stations and the
The Oregon State Journal at Eugene has ( SS '? of agricultural Investigations, as
entered upon its 37th year, having be6n ' nff,5.iMfterta,In 0n what subjects the
all that time owned, controlled Tand man- I hfSSt S?P f ,th0S,e lslands are
aged by Harrison R. Kincaid, who was j?f?L,m?!te neld ,of Poetical ln"
its original founder. No other oaner In format,on and how that need can be
Oregon" and but few InUnUeTsfates ' S0"1;
. u .. jv.., .....,. ,. llJC apiaries tnu
traveling expenses of the agents employed
in this reconnolssance, the appropriation
should provide for the printing (in Puerto
Rco) and the dissemination of circulars
of Inquiry and bulletins of Information in
the Spanish and English languages. Thi3
appropriation should be expended under
the direction of the secretary of agricul
ture, and a report of the work should be
made to congress.
"For the Philippines, provision should be
made for a similar reconnolssance as soon
as peace and order are established, ana
owing to the remoteness of these Islands
and the difficulties attending travel there,
has such a record.
The storage capacity of the Southern
Pacific Company's warehouse in this city
Is exhausted, and a few surplus bales
have found shelter in the regular freight
depot, says the Salem Statesman. On ac
count of these conditions, the company
has discontinued receiving hops for stor
age. The warehouse contains 4500 bales
of hops and represents the property of lo
cal dealers, who are very evidently hold
ing for better figures. Last week seven
carloao were ent East while yesterday
Hamilton," says the Tacoma Ledger. The
facts are that of the nine hundred and odd
thousand acres sold to the Weyerhauser
syndicate but 17,800 acres He north of
Pierce county, while the rest, with the
exception of about 20,000 acres in Mason
county, are locate'd in the southwest coun
ties of the state. The largest acreage of
timber lands sold is In Chehalis, Lewis
and Pacific counties.
Ice Cream Man Seized Island.
TACOMA, Wash., Jan. 7. News comes
from Honolulu that Cocoanut island, tho
most famous and picturesque bit of sea
beach and palm grove in all Hawaii, has
been seized by C. D. Prlngle, an ice cream
merchant of Hilo, and olaimed by him upon
squatter's rights. The Hawaiian govern
ment also lays claim to the island.
Minister of the Interior Young has noti
fied Prlngle to depart, but instead of dojng
so the ice cream man has thrown up forti
fications within the cocoanut grove, and Is
preparing to defend his claim by force of
arms. Prlngle will appeal his case to
Washington, and attempt to find some law
that will sustain him as a squatter.
Chinese Used Modern Guns.
TACOMA, Wash., Jan. 7. The details
of the fighting on the Tonkin frontier, in
China, in which the Chinese crossed the
Tonkin border and, by a flank movement,
drove the French from their position, show
that the Chinese used breech-loading Jln-
E very thins But Safe Destroyed One
Man Was Injured.
DENVER, Jan. 7. A special to the Re-,
publican "from Gallup, N. M., says:
At an early hour this morning, the com
missary store at the Clarkvlllo mines,, be
longing to Senator W. A. Clark, of Mon
tana, was destroyed by fire. Besides the
merchandise contained in the building, the
offices of the company were there. Every
thing was destroyed but the contents or
the safe, which was Intact. On the sec
ond floor of tho building several clerks
employed at tho mines were sleeping and
were aroused only in time to, escape from
the burning building. One, Edward
Woods, fell from a window and received
serious Injuries. The property loss IS es
timated at $25,000.
$100,000 paid In capital. George Ham Is
manager. The American oank earned last
j car 30 per cent. The growth of the
American banking establishment is one of
the most significant signs of success as Is
the augmentation In the value of American
California capitalists are going into fruit
culture in the states of Vera Cruz and
Oaxaca under favorable auspices. Ameri
cans are buying concerns, smelters, etc.,
and are doing an Increasing business, and
American mercantile firms are beginning
to take a most creditable share of the
business. Railways under American man
agement are doing a bigger business than
ever, arid during the last few months of
the previous year, and beginning of the
current year have done an immense amount
of traffic. The growth of American bank
ing facilities only keeps pace with the
progress of American commerce and In
dustrial activity here.
figures were rather better than the wort.
although weak on the renewed Berlin sell
ing, with consols H, lower. Americans suf
fered most from the Berlin swings Among
the declines were Atchison preferred, 1'4,
Union Pacific. . and Southern Pacifl ,
. Other Americans suffered a decline
of to 34.
A wonderful change came over money
during'the week, due to the large arriva.3
of American gold and to the increase o
the bank reserves to more than 2,300,000.
Rates fell rapidly; call money, 2 to 3 per
cent; money for a week, 3 to 3&, anU
three months' bills 4 to 4.
A French Crowd and No Riot.
PARIS, Jan. 7. There was an imposing
republican demonstration today on the oc
casion of the annual pilgrimage to Gam
betta's monument at Villa d'Avray, i
suburb of Paris. Despite the inclemert
weather an enormous crowd was in at-
Mme. Bazalne, widow of the late Mar- j tendance. The premier, Mr. Waldeck Re u -
Large "Warehouse at Butte.
BUTTE, Mont., Jan. 7. The large ware
house of the Hehnessy Mercantile Com
pany, opposite the Great Northern depot,
was destroyed by fire at an early hour
tlhs morning. Loss on building, $12,000;
fully covered by insurance. Loss on stock,
between $40,000 and $45,000; insurance,
$20,000. The cause of the fire is unknown,
but it is believed to have originated from
defective wire or spontaneous combustion.
Factory Building Destroyed.
NEW YORK, Jan. 7. The fire early this
morning that destroyed the brick factory
building on East Fifty-ninth street did
$100,000 damage. The building was used
In part as a storage warehouse by
Bloomlngdale Brothers, and they, are tne
shal Bazalne, of France, continues 111, but
is not supposed to be in immediate danger.
Affairs In Guatemala.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 7. Advices from
Guatemala state that a revolt at Tecana,
on the Mexican border, has been sup
pressed. Reginald Trul, a German, was assassin
ated near San Jose Pinula, ,on December
19, by men who attempted to rob htm, but
The financial condition remains un
charged. On account of the political dis
turbances exchange advanced somewhat.
the price of drafts on he United States
bsing 500 per cent premium. This is ex
pected to drop when the movement of cof
fee becomes active.
seau. and the minister of war, the Marqu s
de Galliffet. sent representatives. Senator
Theodore Cazot delivered the principal
speech, appealing In the name of Gam
betta for "union and concord, of which
France never stood more in need than Ik
does today." The meeting voted an ad
drera of congratulation to the premle
upon his campaign In defense of the republic.
The Georgia legislature has passed -a
bill providing for county police protection
In all counties of the state having a
population of more than 75,000.
Changed Situation In Colombia.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jan. 7. Advices
from Colombia, received today, report tho
death of President M. A. San Clements,
which has created a new situation and
greatly complicated the politcal outlook.
The insurgents are making the most of
the changed times. Additional calls for
money and loans mae upon the state
of Panama will. It Is thought, likely pro
voke an open adherence to the revolution
ary movement, as wa3 the case in 1SS3,
the present situation being Intolerable.
War MInlater'H Resignation Accepted
ROME, Jan. 7. The premier. General
Pelloux, has accepted the resignation ol
the minister of war. Lieutenant-Genera1
Mirrl, tendered last Thursday, and will
temporarily assume the war office portfolio.
WAR TAX WILL STAND.
Chile's Designs on Peru.
LIMA. Peru, Jan. 7 (via Galveston). In
Hopkins Says There Will Be No Re
vision at This Session.
CHICAGO, Jan. 7. A speeial to th
Times-Herald from Washington quotes
Congressman Hopkins, of the house wijs
and means committee, as saying; there win
bo no revision of the war revenue nx raw
at this session of the 5th congress.
Theologian Will Retire.
CHICAGO. Jan. 7. Dr. Franklin F'sk.
president of the Chicago theological semi
nary for 40 years, has resigned, asd will
retire from active work.