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THE MOKNING- OREGONIAN, TUESDAY, frAtfTTARY 16, 1900.
Worst of the Potlatch Flood
!BODY OF ANOTHER VICTIM FOUND
; Haay Narrovr Escapes Reported A
Xiffht of Anxiety Merchants
Suffered Great Loss.
MOSCOW. Idaho, Jan. 15. The -water In
the Bib Potlach is receding, but a good
part of the town of Kendriek is still un
Ser water. Another victim of the flood
ftvas found in the lower part of the town
bf Kendrick today, the Infant daughter of
Street Commissioner Hamlin. His three
ittio girls were drowned, which constitute
the only fatalities of the flood .so far re
ported. Tom Blanchard is missing, but It
is .supposed he has left the country. The
change of the river current toward the
uown is said to be partly the result of the
I recent tralnwreck. Many tons of steel
5 -alls were left in the river. This caught
(.he driftwood, and formed a dam, which
inverted the channel and turned It toward
I Ja, main street of Kendrick.
Many narrow escapes have come to light.
mmy were shut In the buildings and did
tot know what minute during the night
Ihelr refuge would be swept down the
"aging flood. Many spent the night In
searching for friends, and the anxiety
was intensified by the fact that parts of
the town were isolated by high water.
During the whole of the next day commu
fcication could only be had by sending
oorsemen from place to place, their ani
mals f wimming the raging current which
.led the streets. Six families have noth
ing to show for what were a few days ago
substantial homes. Many others have
Lost property. And nearly every one in
Itown Is affected. The stores will lose thou
sands of dollars In ruined goods, as in
itnany of the buildings the water was waist
Help has been furnished from several
IBOurces and the town Is not in immediate
peed of assistance. The tracks of the
Itsorthern Pacific railway for miles be
tween "Vollmer and Lewlston are washed
put. In many places the track is entire-
Strange as it may seem, one of the sorest
peeds of Kendrick is drinking water, as
the waterworks and wells are ruined. The
Swater Is all muddy, and not flt for use.
Irhe engine and passenger train lies on
hhe sidetrack near the depot, and can go
be.ther forward nor backward. One soii-
;Ty fireman remains to guard the engine.
rc-r a long distance the river now runs
rhere the grade was. It will take, in the
spn'on of prominent railroad men, three
lonths to repair the road.
Roclfxlldes on. the Canadian.
"VANCOUVER, B. C, Jan. 15. There
lave been two serious cases of rocksllde
tip the line of the Canadian Pacific rail-
ray about 75 miles from this city. A
arge gang of men was immediately set
:j work, and trains were enabled to run
fter a delay of six hours.
REGO: CITY'S ,VTJBIAO BUILDING.
rashingion Authorities Seeking; the
OREGON CITT, Or.. Jan. 15. The post-
' aster here today received a copy of the
j1 Introduced by Congressman Tongue
to appropriate 5G0.000 to purchase a site
ma to erect a suitable building for the
:rommodatlon of the United States land
?ai e, the postoffice and other government
:ffioes at Oregon City. The postmaster
.iSo received a blank from the goveru
ic nt architect to be filled out, giving In
formation about the receipts of the office
tor the last two fiscal years, opinion as
to tho probable Increase in postal receipts
or iho next 10 years, and reasons there-
ror, size of present quarters, etc, popu
lation and commercial growth. Mayor
itourette was the originator of the move
r a government building In Oregon City.
Judge McBrlde convened an adjourned
term of the circuit court this morning. A
"ore c.osure was ordered in the suit of the
)regon Mortgage Company, Limited, vs.
A. Logan et &!., to recover ?44S2 25, and
the mandate of the supreme court giving
Koerner and Fred Myer authority to
'ire ..lose a lien against the Willamette
iron works for $2200 was ordered entered.
ircrees were ordered entered In the fol
lowing Clackamas county divorce suits:
j. R. vs. M. J. Barber, cruelty; Clara M
re Edwin L. "Weed, desertion.
News was received from Colton today
that Amos Carr narrowly escaped drown
ing at Tinnersetett's sawmill, Saturday.
ftVhlle fastening the hoom he lost his bal-
iroce and was carried over a 12-foot dam
id down hte crek about 100 yards before
le was rescued by lodging against a bush.
I sustained serious injuries about the
ices and one hip.
The Willamette river at the falls is at a
:Igher stage than it has been at any time
this winter, and Is still rising. Consider
ed drift Is floating. The locks have been
:.osed to navigation all day, and W. E.
att. of the Oregon Railway & Naviga
tion Company, gives it as his opinion that
10 boats will pass through tomorrow.
rhe gauge this evening shows 1LS5 feet
lbove the falls and 2L02 feet below.
for the Clow "Warehouse and Junc
tion City Flour Mill.
EUGENE, Or., Jan. 15. Suit was filed In
the circuit court today hy H. M. Milliron,
F, Milliron, Jesse Sovern. W. C "Wash-
aurne. Wade Dougherty and S. H. Friend
ly against Caroline Clow, administratrix
t the estate of Robert Clow, deceased.
ilfour, Guthrie & Co., the Portland
louring Mills Company and Hays &
larris. The complaint alleges that the
Kalntiffs and persons whom they repre
sent stored. 19.000 bushels of wheat in the
warehouse of the Junction City mills;
that Robert Clow was receiving wheat on
itorage and was manufacturing the same
index the name of the Junction City Mill
ing Company; that after the death of Hoh-
rrt Clow, the plaintiffs examined the
varc house, and allege that a great amount
bf wheat which they had on storage In the
carct.ouse had been shipped out and sold
ry said Robert Clow to Balfour, Guthrie
Co. and the Portland Flouring Mills
'ompany, as well as a large quantity of
' ur manufactured from said wheat; that
:b rt Clow also manufactured a large
2-o'cbx of flour, bran, etc, from the wheat
rf -r lalntlffs. which still remained In the
and this the administratrix threat-
jns to sell, together with grain sacks be-
f'-ging to plaintiffs, -unless restrained by
ne vurt; that Balfour. Guthrie & Co.
ime a balance on wheat purchased, and
rhrald be enjoined from paying the same
rnc ng settlement of this suit
Judge Hamilton today heard the motion
for te appointment of a receiver and an-
o.nted W. C Washburne receiver, with
jeSs fixed at 55000. The receivership in
gles the Robert Clow warehouse and
ae Junction City Milling Company's
srnperty in Junction City.
James Baker, U years old, was today
fnl to the reform school upon commit-
FOREST GROVE COUNCIL.
lively Discussion at Its Last Ses
FOREST GROVE, Or., Jan. 15. The old
city council held its last meeting Satur
day night. Wednesday evening the new-
j -e'ected c'ty officers will qualify. The
nc had a lively discussion Saturday.
fehen Recorder Langley presented bl'ls
lounting to over $70 for costs Incurred in
the prosecution of Charles F. Miller, a
iggist, for the sale of intoxicating llq-
jor :r violation of city ordinance. Coun-
ei men Knox and Roe said that it had
en represented to them that a fund had
been raised by citizens here to prosecute
Illegal liquor selling, and that out of this
fund the expenses, if any, to the city
would be met, and they protested against
auditing the bill. A vote, however, was
taken, three voting aye and three no. It
being a tie, the mayor voted" that the
city pay the costs. This case has been
appealed to the circuit court, which will
add at least $100 more costs to it.
Thieves Fonnd Honey and Valuables
In the Astoria High School.
ASTORIA, Or., Jan. 15. A sensation de
veloped today in the discovery that for
several weeks past systematic thefts have
been committed in the high school build
ing. Sums of money aggregating a good
ly amount have been stolen from the
desks of teachers; articles of more or less
value have been pilfered from the desks
of pupils, and even the property of Pro
fessor Payne, the principal, has been pur
loined. A meeting of the faculty was
held this" afternoon for the purpose of
discussing the matter. It Is learned that
the thefts have covered a period of sev
eral weeks, and that nearly every person
in the building suffered loss from time
to time. The matter has been kept quiet
In an attempt to detect the guilty per
son, but the work was of no avail. The
matter has been referred to the police
E. R. Gregory.
HTLi'L.SBORO. Or.. Jan. 15. Attornpw TO
R. Gregory, who opened law offices in
tnis city about a year ago, died from
heart failure this morning, at the residence
or if. .Morgan. Gregory had been ail
ing for two months. He was a native of
New Brunswick, Canada and was about
45 years of age. At one time he was con
nected with the legal department of St.
Johns, N. B. He had a brother, Charles
Gregory, on Puget sound. Gregory will
be remembered as the attorney for Rich
ard Hume, who sued Isaac Allen for
$10,000 for alleged defamation of charac
ter, and who died before trial of the case.
He was unmarried, and his family resides
In New Brunswick.
JUNCTION CITY, Or., Jan. 15.-George
Luber, a bachelor, aged 65 years, was
found dead at his residence In this city
today. The coroner iury reported that
he died from natural causes, a,nd had been
dead since Saturday morning. He was an
old Union soldier, and was receiving a
pension of $6 per month. He had no rela
tives in the community.
"William Lizenby, of Wnlla Walla.
William Xizenby, one of the early set
tlers in the Walla Walla valley, died In
Walla Walla Friday night, aged SO years.
He came to the valley In 1SG1, and took
up a iarm in the foothills near the Ore
gon line, where he resided until a few
years ago, wnen he moved to the city.
J. W. Ruby.
BAKER CITY, Or., Jan. 15. Today J.
W. Ruby, a rancher, 70 years old, dropped
dead, of heart disease, near his ranch, on
the Sumpter Valley railway, 17 miles from
this city. The deceased also owned a
ranch in Umatilla county.
NORTH YAKIMA, Jan. 15. John An
derson, late first lieutenant In company
E, of the First Washington regiment, died
yesterday at his home. His death was
due to exposure in the Philippine cam
paign of last year.
Weston's saloon license is $800 yearly.
Island City reports a 740-pound porker.
A 20-acre farm near Marquam has been
sold for $825.
A sale of last spring's calves is reported
at Blodgett at $14 a head.
Wild hogs are reported to be numerous
in the woods about Beaver Hill, Coos
At Lebanon a man has picked a nice
bouquet of wild flowers and sent them to
A Silverton boy shot at a hawk in some
bushes and killed a calf that was just
Wheeler county's treasurer has called
In all warrants issued prior to October
A stage line has been started from The
Dalles to Moro and other points in Sher
Baker City's high-school boys have de
bated the South African war, and find it
"Varmint" scalps to the number of 220
have just received the O. K. of the Wheel
er county court
Tho Baptists of Weston have bought the
Congregational church and parsonage at
that place; price, $1300.
Contractors are cutting white fir logs up
Mary's river, in Benton county, for the
paper mills at Oregon City.
At The Dalles a man advertises the loss
of a "large mastlve dog," and offers a
liberal reward lor its return.
The tax levy for Wheeler county is re
ported by the Fcesil Journal to be 25 mills,
with the state levy to be added.
The Wheeler County Telephone Com
pany has been granted right of way over
all county roads by the county court
The minimum fine for leading a horse
across a Lebanon sidewalk Is $10. One
man has just served out the penalty.
Dr. E. Mingus, formerly of Portland,
has received the. appointment of physi
cian for the Coos Bay & Roseburg rail
road. From Sumpter comes the announcement
that John C. Leasure's friends will put
him forward for nomination as Represen
tative Moody's successor.
The Albany creamery sold $18,090 worth
of butter last year. It Is in a prosperous
condition. It has a skimming station at
Shedd, and will erect another at Tan
gent. The Luther Elklns stock farm, 641 acres,
near Waterloo, in Linn county, has been
sold to Charles Pfelffer, of Albany. Spot
cash was paid, but the price Is not re
ported. The populist paper of Oregon City shows
its faith in the efficacy of advertising by
carrying a big double-column advertise
ment In the columns of Its republican con
temporary. Quite a number of Umatilla farmers,
taking the prediction or an old Indian
that there Is to be no snow during the
present winter, are preparing for early
A demented woman In man's attire
preached from church steps in Canby last
week to an Imaginary audience, which
soon grew into a real one. She has been
placed in the asylum.
A quantity of ripe raspberries almost a
gallon is reported by the Coquille Herald
to have been picked at that place on New
Year's day by two ladles, who surprised
their friends with fresh berries and cream.
Henry Crossdale and Edward Knight, of
Pennsylvania, who were In Umatilla
county last summer, have sold their
farms In the Keystone state, preparatory
to locating in Eastern Oregon, though
they have not yet made selections. They
are well-to-do men.
The steel bridge across Lower Powder
river at Dean's crossing has an 80-foot
span and approaches. The structure is
supported by four 12-foot steel tubes, each
three feet In diameter, and having enclosed
In each fpur wooden piles, driven eight
feet Into the earth. It replaces a wooden
bridge, and the expense is borne jointly
by Baker and Union counties.
Volunteer Weather Observer Bennett, at
Bandon, reports that the mean tempera
ture on June 2L the longest day in the
year, was 53 deg., while the mean tem
perature on December 21, the shortest
day, was 55 deg. 2 deg. higher than on
the summer day. He "expresses doubt
whether the same can he said nf nnv nt,op
locality to the entire United States."
EASTERN 'RADLROAD SAID TO CON
TROL THT3 YAKIMA LINE,
Persons Interested Said to Have
Seized the Union Pacific
VANCOUVER, Wash., Jan. 15. A sen
sational rumor gained currency here dur
ing the past few days to the effect that
one of the larger transcontinental rail
roads had bought up the stock of the
Portland, Vancouver & Yakima railroad,
now operating In this county as a logging
road, had paid off the first mortgage
bonds, and would begin actual work
of extending the line to North Yakima,
its original terminus, and, by way of a
bridge to be constructed across the Co
lumbia, to Portland. A later rumor states
that persons Interested in the road have
taken possession of the abandoned bridge
pier built by the Union Pacific nine years
Mr. L. Gerlinger, president of the log
ging road, Tvho was seen today, said:
"There Is absolutely no foundation of
truth in any of these ridiculous rumors
about the Portland, Vancouver & Yakima
F. T. HURLBURT.
New Mayor of Arlington.
railroad being sold. The rumor probably
started from the fact that about a month
ago the second mortgage bondholders se
cured money at a lower rate of Interest
and paid off the first mortgage bonds.
This was simply a matter of business
economy. As to the future of the road,
the company is now in very good work
ing condition, and will push the line in
the direction of tho original terminus,
North Yakima, as rapidly as possible, the
Immediate object In view being to reach
the coalbeds on the right of way about
45 miles from Vancouver. Several miles
of construction will be made during the
coming season. As for bridging the Co
lumbia or seizing the old Union Pacific
pier, that Is ridiculous. In tho first place,
the company has no franchise to build
a bridge, and never sought to obtain one,
and no money to build It if we had such
a franchise. You can say the Portland,
Vancouver & Yakima railroad Is just at
present glad it Is In existence atjill af
ter the hard lines It has passed through
for the past 10 years; that the -company
is pushing its line, and will continue to
do so as fasc as the means at hand and
conservative judgment will permit, and
that if the Union Pacific pier or any oth
er pier In the Columbia, or anywhere
else, has been seized, some one other than
this company Is responsible. We are
not in the pier-seizing business."
SUMPTER WATERWORKS DONE.
Fire Fighting Apparatus Is Also
Ready for Business.
SUMPTER, Or., Jan. 14. Yesterday the
water was turned into the big reservoir
that is in future to supply the citizens
of Sumpter with water, and also to pro
tect property from fire. Water pipes have
been laid In all parts of the town, and
Sumpter will have a perfect water serv
ice as soon as the houses shall be pro
vided with the necessary plumbing.
On the same day the facilities for fire
protection were made complete by the
arrival of the chemical engine, and 1500
feet of hose. The engine is installed in
tho business portion of the town, and
with It one hosecart; the other cart will
be housed near the schoolhouse In the
residence portion of town.
The volunteer fire department was called
out for a practice run, and a battle with
an Imaginary fire In the opera-house.
With only half pressure water was thrown
over the big building.
Sumpter has been fortunate in the ab
sence of fires, having been heretofore ab
solutely unprotected, except by buoket
Work Is progressing In the mines. At
the Diadem the shaft is down SO feet. The
last assay showed $299 in gold and a
heavy percentage of lead. Ore is being
sacked for shipment to Tacoma or East
The Red Boy people are hopeful and
progressive. They have decided to Inaug
urate deep mining. For this purpose E. J.
Godfrey is in the East purchasing machin
ery capable of sinking a shaft 2000 feet.
Five hundred feet is the depth to be
reached in the near future. The owners
have set aside $140,000 for the new enter
prise. CHARTERED THE GYPSY.
Steamer "Will Carry Flour for Mon
MONROE, Or., Jan. 15. The river
steamer Gypsy has been chartered by
local merchants. A mixed cargo Is await
ing shipment the principal item being
Herron Bros, are operating a new ferry
at the old Bundy bridge site. This will be
used to accommodate local travel until
the drawbridge Is put Into operation.
At Simpson's chapel yesterday a me
morial service in honor of the memory of
the late G. W. Waltz was held. This pio
neer, who recently died in California, was
well known throughout Oregon, having
helped in many ways to build pioneer his
tory in the Pacific Northwest The old
residents of Portland, Salem, CorvalHs,
Oregon City, Eugene and other Oregon
towns knew him as a man of sterling
worth. He was father of Rev. W. W.
Waltz, at present a justice of the peace
at Dusty, Or.,
The smallpox scare Is over, for the pres
ent, at least All patients are up, and as
exposed persons have not been affected
with the disease, uneasiness in regard to
a general outbreak has passed away.
DECLARES HE IS INNOCENT.
Hugh. Patterson Talks of His Con
nection With the Thorn Cnse.
ALBANY, Or., Jan. 15. Hugh Patter
son, the Southern Pacific brakeman, who
has been charged with being implicated in
the Minnie Thorn case, is at the home of
hi? father, one of Albany's oldest and
most respected citizens, and Is not trying
to flee from the authorities, as reported.
He declares his Innocence. His version of
the affair is that the Thorn girl was
found in a cattle-car on Rice hill, and was
Induced to go into the caboose, where she
was taken care of; that she was not 111
treated, nor locked in the car. The Tea
eon he fled from the train at Cojnstock
was because there had been a large crowd
at Cottage Grove, and he was frightened.
He says he Is not afraid to face whatever
charges are made, and his father declares
that there Is no question as to his inno
cence, The river- this afternoon is the highest
of the winter, the water being 25 feet
above low-watCr mark, which is nine feet
below high-water mark. The Ruth this
morning was unable to pass under the big
bridge until the stack had been lowered.
Previous to this she was swept against
tho trestle of the approach to the bridge,
but received little damage.
THE THORN CASE.
Preliminary Examination of B. F.
Harvey, the Brakeman.
COTTAGE GROVE, Or., Jan. 15. Squire
Vaughan's court was packed today by
tthose interested and curious to hear the
preliminary examination of B. F. Harvey,
the brakeman Who was placed under $500
bonds last Saturday upon the charge of
rape upon the person of Miss Winnie
Thorn. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney L.
T. Harris appeared for the state and At
torneys A. C. Woodcock and J. S. Medley
for the defense. Miss Thorn, the victim
of the dastardly crime, was the first wit
ness on the stand. She is a modest look
ing girl of less than 16 years, and from,
the first created a favorable impression,
telling her story in a straightforward man
ner. Only once or twice during the re
cital of her pitiful story did she hesitate
and then apparently from aversion to al
luding to the disgraceful affair. The de
fense failed to break down her evidence
on cross-examination, and when she was
asked why she did not resist and cry
for help, she stated that Patterson and
Harvey, who she alleged forced her upon
the car, threatened her life.
The examination of the witnesses took
up the greater part of the day. The ar
gument was strong" on both sides, and
consumed about two hours, the case rest
ing with Judge Vaughan about 5 o'clock.
The aged justice was not long coming to
a decision, and Immediately announced
that he would hold the defendant to ap
pear before the circuit judge of Lane coun
ty at the next term of court, In the sum
of $1000 bonds. Harvey expects Junction
people to arrive on tomorrow morning's
overland to flx his bond. Patterson has
not as yet been heard from.
Club Organized for Active Campaign
TILLAMOOK, Jan. 12. A meeting was
held at the courthouse to reorganize the
McKlnley Club, at which a goodly num
ber of republicans were present. T. B.
Handley, member of the state central
committee, called the meeting to order,
and in doing so outlined what he thought
would be political issues this year, dwell
ing principally Upon that of expansion.
Mr. Handley was chosen temporary chair
man, and G. B. Lamb, secretary. A com
mittee on membership was then appoint
ed, consisting of O. Heins, A. Stlllwell,
W. H. Reynolds, A. J. Cohn, and F. Sap
plngton. The club will meet Saturday
next for permanent organization.
The county court has not mddo any pro
vision to divide the county up info road
districts, and will ignore the law regard
ing the election of road supervisors. There
are now only three road districts In the
county, and the county court is not in
favor of increasing that number to make
one road supervisor to every voting pre
cinct . ,
High. Water at Independence.
INDEPENDENCE, Or., Jan. 15. The
continuous rains for the past few days
have so swelled the volume of the small
streams that the Willamette is now out
of Its banks and much higher than it has
been at any time this year. It is still
rising, as the rains have not ceased. Some
of the hopyards adjacent to this city are
under water, and people will soon have to
move from the low land. The water
Is now right in the back doors of the bus
iness houses of this city.
Several lots of wheat have changed
hands in the city in the last few days at
40 and 42 cents per bushel, D. W. Sears
& Co and the Salem flouring mills being
the purchasers. The majority of the crop
Is still In the warehouses, where it Is be
ing held for higher prices. The' farmers
being able to secure plenty of money
this year from iocal lenders and the
banks, they have been more able to hold
their wheat this year than in former years
and consequently have it on hand yet
AMITY, Or., Jan. 15. An enthusiastic
meeting of the Amity McKlnley Republi
can Club was held Saturday evening. The
following officers were elected: President,
W. H. Harrison; vice-president, William
M. Thurman; treasurer, Charles Chaney;
secretary, A. B. Watt; delegates to the
state league convention, T. E. White,
Charles Chaney and W. H. Harrison.
North Yakima Election.
NORTH YAKIMA, Jan. 15. The city
council tonight elected R. A. Grant mar
shal; J. E. Mulligan, night watchman,
and J A. Taggart, police judge, for the
Some miscreant poisoned about 50 dogs
in New Whatcom last week.
Five mild cases of smallpox were dis
covered in Spokane Friday by the health
There are contracts for over 100 spars
to be taken out of the timber near Elma
the coming season.
A meeting was held In New Whatcom
last Wednesday night for the purpose of
organizing a militia company.
Postmaster Topping, of Falrhaven, says
the receipts of the postoffice of that city
for the past year will aggregate over
The erection of a salmon cannery in
Port Townsend Is now an assured fact
The cost of the cannery, when completed,
will be $80,000.
Harry Wetherall, of Olympla, has pur
chased a strip of tldeland about half a
mile long, fronting his oyster-beds, in OyB
ter bay, paying for it $225.
The site for Ihe new sawmill to be
erected in Snohomish county by the
Weyerhauser company is on Smith's Is
land, at the mouth of the Snohomish river.
A Thurston county logging company is
making arrangements for the Immigration
of 500 men from Wisconsin, to be em
ployed in the company's camps In the
The body of a man, which was identified
as Josejh King, who has been missing
some time, was found Wednesday night
by .some fishermen, in their net, which waa
cast off Percival's dock, in Olympla.
The Spanish war veterans of Spokane
met Friday night for the purpose of or
ganizing an association for their mutual
benefit. They recommended that the new
organization be called "The General King
Columbia county made a record In the
collection of taxes for the year 1898. The
books have been checked up and show that
only 3 per cent of the levy is still Unpaid.
This is one of the closest collections In tne
history of the county.
Last Saturday night a little 4-year-old
New Whatcom boy found a cartridge and
laid It upon a hot stove. The explosion
that followed blew a piece of tho shell
into the little fellow's temple, making
quite a serious cut Fortunately the boy
lives To tell the tale.
Chaplain R. S. Stubbs, superintendent of
the seamen's bethel work in Tacoma har
bor, has deposited with the State His
torical Society a little, old, brown-covered
book, purporting to be a diary of a soldier
of the American Revolutionary army,
mainly written in 1775-76. It contains
some 30 finely written pages. It was pre
sented to Chaplain Stubbs by Mrs. Col
lins, of Collin's landing, on the Columbia
river, above Vancouver. It belonged to
her husband, at whose death. Chaplain
STOCKHOLDERS OF LAKE SHORE &
EASTERN WANT AN ACCOUNTING.
Ask for a Receiver for the Seattle
& International Charge That
False Reports "Were Made.
SEATTLE, Jon. 15. A bill In equity on
behalf of New York and Canadian stock
holders of the Seattle, Lake Shore &
Eastern railway was filed in the United
States circuit court today against the Se
attle & International railway, asking for
a receiver for the road, also asking for
an Injunction against the moving of the
books of the company. An examination
into tho accounts of the Union Trust Com
pany, of New York, is also demanded.
Charges of fraud and conspiracy are
made against the Union Trust Company
and the Seattle & International railway In
the mortgage foreclosure wherein the Se
attle, Lake Shore & Eastern railway was
sold to satisfy the mortgage of the Union
The bill makes specific charges that a
combination and organization agreement
was entered into by the committee repre
senting the Union Trust Company and
those who subsequently fcecame the Se
attle & International railway, to bid In the
property for $1,000,000, when the same was
worth $10,000,000; to moke false accounts
to the court so as to show that the prop
erty was only equal to the value of the
mortgage, and that certain stockholders
of the Seattle, Lake Shore & Eastern
railway, consisting of Armour, of Chica
go; Christian & Patton, Of New York, and
others, who have become tho principal
organizers of the Seattle & International
railway, combined in a scheme With the
Union Trust Company to make false ac
counts and a false showing to the court,
so that all other orcdltors could be frozen
out from receiving any benefits from the
property, and specifically charging that
$143,000 in cash was misappropriated and
presented to the court in an Item of
profit and loss.
FARMING AROUND GERVAIS.
The Heavy Rainfall Has Retarded
GERVAIS, Or., Jan. 15. There has been
a heavy rainfall throughout this section
the past few weeks, but no damage Is re
ported, except that farming operations
have been Interfered with. There Is an
unusually large acreage of fall-sown
wheat planted, which farmers report as
growing nicely, under the prevailing fa
vorable weather conditions. Stock has
wintered well, and will enter the spring
season under favorable auspices, and
worth an enhanced price per head.
There is nothing transpiring In the hop
market, except that growers are feeling
more jubilant and anticipate a market
soon at reasonablo prices. Few hops
have been sold In this vicinity so far. and
as It Is an Important money-making factor,
times are necessarily quiet, and were it
not for potatoes, there would be little. If
any, loose money floating around among
the merchants and people.
Potatoes are enhancing In price from 20
to 27 cents per bushel, sacks furnished;
but dealers say the increased price does
not repay losses on account of rot and
blight. Dealers who had stocked 'up
heavily report a loss of 20 per cent, and
the same can be said of farmers who have
their spuds burled in the ground. A
change of seed must be had, else the fame
of Oregon as a potato-growing state will
be lessened, and the dealers, as well as
the growers, be Tobbed of a paying agri
cultural proposition. The low lands, or
bottoms, are worse affected by disease
than, are the up or rolling lands. Potatoes
will prove bad keepers this season.
There has literally been no wheat
shipped so far of the 1S99 crop from this
point It Is conservatively claimed that
there Is stored here fully 50,000 bushels
of wheat and oats of the 1899 crop, and
all of it Is of a choice character.
Captain Richardson "Will Be Let Off
Easy if He Is Prompt.
ASTORIA, Or., Jan. 15. Several weeks
ago Collector Fox imposed a fine of $500
against the steam launch Louise, Captain
J. A. Richardson, of Tillamook, for violat
ing the customs regulations. The specific
charge was that the vessel was being nav
igated by a pilot without a license. Cap
tain Richardson possessed a master's li
cense, but he was acting In the capacity
of engineer, while his son was pilot To
day word was received from ue treasury
department that the fine had been reduced
to $51 05, provided It is paid within a rea
sonable time. The owners of the launch
have been notified of the decision, and
unless the reduced amount is paid at once
action will be commenced to collect the
A bill of sale was filed in the custom
house today, whereby Robert Carruthers
sells the schooner Jessie to W. W. Whip
ple, Joseph Baker, Alex Grant and Rich
ard Leathers. The consideration named
The schooner W. F. Jewett cleared at
the custom-house today for San Fran-
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Dr. Walker's methods are regular and scientific. He uses no patent nostrums
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Cisco. She has a cargo of 620,000 feet ot
lumber, loaded at the Knappton mills.
Alex Norman, of Olney, was brought to
the hospital today with both bones of his
left leg broken directly above the ankle.
The accident happened while he was en
gaged in a friendly wrestling match at his
A few Chinook salmon were delivered to
the cold-storage plants today, and brought
8 cents per pound. They are said to be
fine specimens of the fish, and equal In
quality to those caught during the usual
May runs. Steelheads are still selling at
7 cents a pound.
Barth Wall, R. Stangland, J. O. Spen
cer and James McCabe, formerly employed
at Cook's Clifton cannery, have perfected
arrangements for starting a large salmon
cannery at Port Townsend. They have
secured the building and wharves original
ly built for the Port Townsend nail works,
and will put in a cannery outfit with a
capacity of 2500 cases a day. They will
obtain their fish from 12 traps, in which
I they are Interested.
' A report prepared by City Auditor Nel-
son shows that the receipts of the city
through licenses during the year 1893
amounted to $16,896 50, from the following
Dogs 193 00
Teams -1,343 CO
i Pool tables
Wharfingers -. :... 120 00
Hotel runners 35 00
Shooting galleries 20 00
i Fortune tellers 20 00
Auctioneers 75 00
Circuses 75 00
Phnnojrrn-nha 7 r.i
WILL BE A NATURAL CENTER.
Montana Miner's Oponion of Port
land's Relation to the Mines.
A. D. Whlttlcr, a successful mining man
of Butte, Mont., now sojourning at the
Portland, thinks this city will eventually
become a great mining center without any
effort on the part of the citizens, as It Is
tho natural market and base of supplies
for all the Northwest He rather admires
the conservative disposition of Portland's
capitalists in not displaying too much pre
cipitation in buying Into every wildcat
proposition. Any tendency toward a
wholesale Investment In mining stocks
would bo likely to prove disastrous, as
working people of both-sexes would soon
join in the boom and invest their meager
savings, with the chances all against
them. Spokane people, he says, have
never been able to get their money back
from these mining propositions, and, al
though Spokane has become quite a min
ing town, he feels sure a careful state
ment of receipts and disbursements would
show the balance on the wrong side of
Spokane's ledger. Portland will become
a mining center, but it will be by slow
and solid growth. Her citizens are taking
the only safe course, by developing the
commercial advantages, and permitting
mining men to develop the mines.
Quotations of Mining Stocks.
SPOKANE, Jan. 15. The closing: bids for
mining etock3 today were:
BIackta.lI $0 08Mountaln Lion ,.?0 05
Butte & zsoavm.
3 Mornlnsr Glory.. Va
3 Morrison 4
11 Princess Maud .. T
7 Rambler Cariboo 52
2 Republic 1 02
2 Rossland Giant.. IVx
IS Sullivan ,.. OVi
10 Tom. Thumb .... 11
Deer Trail No. 2
Evening Star ...
Gold Ledge ....
Lone Pine Surp.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jam. 15. The official clos
ing quotations for mining stocks today were:
Alta $0 02
Mexican $0 31
Best & Belcher. . . 22
Occidental Con ... 1
Challenge Con ... IS
Segr. Belcher ..... 3
Sierra Nevada ,t 43
Silver Hill 3
Con. Cal. & Va. . .
Gould & Curry...
Hale & Norcros3..
Lady Wash. Con.,
Standard 2 75
Union Con 27
30!Utah Con :.. 3
2rreuow Jacket .... za
NEW YORK, Jan. 15. Mlntag stocks today
closed as follows:
Ontario ......... .$7 25
Con. Cal. & Va. .
Gould & Curry..
Hak? & Norcrces.
Quicksilver 1 CO
do prer o w
Sierra Nevada ... 40
Standard 2 GO
Union Con 23
yellow Jacket .... 13
Homestake 50 00
Iron Sliver 50
Mexican , 25,
BOSTON, Jan. 15. Closing quotations:
Boston & Mont...?2 lOIParrott ...S0 40
Butte & Boston... 40
Hillsuoro Court NeTvs.
HHjIjSBORO, Or., Jan. 15. The case of
the state against Fred Durlg, charged with
poisoning a dog belonging to Jacob Re's,
was this morning dismissed for lack of
appearance upon the part of complainant.
The parties live this side of ZIontown, a
suburb of Portland, and the offense
charged is alleged to have occurred two
Frank M. Gardner this morning was
granted one day's continuance to answer
the charge of polygamy. He represented
to the court that he wished to see his
wife. Upon the court asking him which
ono ho desired to see, he answered "My
present wife," meaning the one he mar
ried in this city.
The county commissioners are In ses
sion today, and before adjournment will
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appoint road superv sors and judges and
clerks of election, establish road dtetrl3
within preclnot lines and levy the eounty
Deputy Sheriff Delchman this evening
conveyed Miss Mabel Everett, agedi a.
to the state Insane asylum. The patient
has been suffering- from halluelnatlona
for abdut two weeks.
SILVERTON. Or.. Jan. IS. The SIH-er-ton
local teachers' association held its
meeting on the 13th Inst. In addition to
tho regular programme was a lecture by
Professor Charles Collier, of Wttlametto
university, upon the subject of "Topog
raphy," In which he clearly showed tto
changing configuration of the land sur
face and explained the process.
The state course of study received duo
attention. The next meeting will be hekl
on the second Saturday In February,
when It Is expected Superintendet Aek
erman will be present.
Scott's Mills public school has eteeed for
a few weeks because of a diphtheria.
scare, there being a case in the immedteto
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15. Representative
Moody has secured the appointment of
tho following postmasters: Joseph Mi
NIckum, at Wlllsburg: Minnie S. Collins,
at Woodstock, and James M. Turney, at
From Tollman station, in Linn county,
a good many potatoes are shipped.
DAILY METEOROLOGICAL REPORT.
PORTLAND, Jan. 15. 3 P. IT. Maximum
temperature, 40; minimum temratur. 3J
river reading at 11 A. M.. 14.7 feet: ehae In
the past 24 hour. 1.1 feet; total preeJpttatfcm.
S P. M. to 8 P. M. 0.12 inch, total premuta
tion from Sept. 1. 1S80. 22.34 Incheer aormal
precipitation from Sept. 1. 1S90, 22.91 nehs;
deficiency. 0.57 loch; total aunehlno Jet. 14,
0:02; possible sunshine Jan. 14. 0;02.
Rain boa fallen In all sections west ot tho
Cascades and In Northern California. Snow lo
reported from Baker City, and rain from Walla
Walla. As was antlclpaUd In the preeBg
synopsis, a low-preaeure area, has iwd In
land, and Is now central over Vaneotiver
Island. The hlgrh pressure over th mountain
region has couaed the temperature to fill In
Idaho and Southeast Washington. A the tew
continues eastward, light rain ami mlltl weiier
will occur aver Washington, Xorshern Idaho
The Willamette at Portland, hee continued
rising slowly but steadily, raaehSnff 14.S Jt
at neon, a rLs-s- of 1 foot In 21 hours. BuRene
reported a fall of 5 feet, Albany a rta ot S.S
to a stage of 24, Salem 1.5 to a stage e 21,
The Dallec 4.5 to a- stage of 14,5.. It to esuqatadt
that tho river at Portland wHl rteeJ m atjnMcl&
mum of not exceeding- id feet by Wettoiy
Forecasts made at Portland for the 23 hours
ending at midnight Tuesday, Jan. 18r
Western Oregon and Western WaehtegfteBf
Rain; fresh to brisk southerly winds.
Eastern Oregon Snow or r&ln; southerly
Eastern Washington and Northern Hah
Rain; east to southeast winds.
Southern Idaho Fair wather, except prebaMjr
enow at Boise; cooler.
Portland and vicinity Rain; fresh to bctelc
southerly winds. The river will rise to a max
imum of not exceeding- 10 feet Wetlsasday
G. N. SALISBURY. Section Direeter.
MONEY TO LOAN
At lowest rates on Improved city property.
The Title Guarantee & Trust Co.
Chamber of Commerce.
Honeyman & McBride
Third and Taylor Streets,
Are closing out their stock of Imported
Linens at cost. Napkins, towels, crashes,
S. L. N. GILMAM, AUCTIONEER
Great chattel mortgage auction sale of nouee
hokl furniture at residence, 281 13th St.. and
also at the "COTTAGE" on. the same premises,
begin TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY). 17TH, at
10 A. M. Bear In mind that the sale- will com
mence upon the liner goods. Including the very
handsome Wliulwor folding beds. Kindly bo
present 10 A. 31. sharp tomorrow (Wednesday),
at 2G1 13th et. S. L. N. GILMAN. Auctioneer.
S. L N. GILMAN, Auctioneer
Chattel MortKape Auction Sale ot
Elecant Ilonschold Furniture, Car
pets, rinno, Mngmlllcent Wind.
sor Folding; Beds, Etc.
We are instructed to sell by public auction (to
foreclose chattel mortgage), on the prem
ises, at resldenee,
"Gl THIRTEENTH STREET, NEAR JEJS
FERSON, And also at the "cottage" upon the same prem
WEDNESDAY NEXT. JANUARY IT,
Commencing at 10 o'clock A. 31., all the ele
gant furniture and flttlhga contained in said
rteldences (In lots to suit purchasers), and Including-
about SOO jaxdo body Bn&ek oar pets;
also hall and stair carpets, fine MansfcWt &
Notrie upright piano, desk; tlnely carv parlor
tables; divans and draperies, lace curtaine; oak
rockers: leather-siat rockers; bookcases, Jr. oak
and walnut: hall settee, handsome parlor
pieces; very handsome oak chiffoniers, with
mlrrora; portieres, paintings; handsome, com
plete walnut and oak bedroom suits; odd bu
reaus; dressing cases, a large amount of bed
linen; blankets, comforters; feather pillows;
also genuine WINDSOR FOLDING BEDS. In
solid quartered oak. with plate mirrors; also
the same In flne hand-polished blaek oak. with
combination dressing case, also the same (very;
elegant) In cherry llnlsh; also the same, ele
gantly finished. In black oak. with combina
tion ETAGERE. fitted with plate-glass mir
rors. We invite particular attention to these
Windsor folding beds. Also mantel bed. com
plete, of first quality. Odd bedsteads and bu
reaus; stands; rockers, etc.; odd washstafide.
Also the furniture and fittings of DNRC
R003I. comprising' Extension tables, of vari
ous dimensions, dining chairs; side taMes;
linen; crockery. glarvare. cutlery and ptated
ware. Also FRENCH RANGE; refrigerator;
laundry furniture, and a long list of kttotten
utensils and articles pertaining to bousskeoBera.
Also the complete- furnishings ot the "COT
TAGE," Including the carpets, bedroom suits
In oak and walnut. MANTEL BEDS, bethttag,
etc., of 0 rooms. Terms cash.
S. L. N. GIL3IAN, Auctioneer.
N. B. We Invite the particular attention of
buyers to this extensive sale of fine furniture.
affording as It does an opportunity seldom pre
sented. Sale commences on WEDNESDAY
NEXT. JAN. 17. AT 10 A. 31.
Auction Sale of Household Furniture.
We will sell by public auction, at 411 Wash
ington et.. on FRIDAY NEXT. JAN 10. at 10
A. 31.. a full line of household furniture from
residence. Particulars later.
S. L. N. OILUAn;, Aucucawr.