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THE MOjRNING OREGONIAN, FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 1900.
Burglars Wreck Millers Office,
GET $300 IN CASH, $300 IN CHECKS
Explosive Ruined a. Typewriter and
"Damaged. Office Furniture Val-
uaule Paper Are Also Gone.
EL.LENSBURG, -Wash., Jan. 18. Tho
office of Tjossem & Son, millers, three
miles from town, was "burglarized last
night. The safe was blown to atoms, evi
dently with nitro-glycerine, and all Its
contents taken. The burglars secured $300
In cash, and about the same amount In
checks. In addition they took or de
stroyed all the papers in the safe, many
of which were valuable. Pieces of the
safe were picked up 40 feet away. A
typewriter was wrecked, and office furni
ture badly damaged. The sheriff -was no
tified by telephone, and Immediately set
to work on the case.
TTHREATEXS TO SHOOT HIS WIFE.
Cliargre on Which. Union Man Is Held
UNION, Or., Jan. IS. J. K. Vandorfy, a
laboring man of this place, was arrested
yesterday, charged with threatening to
till. Some time ago his wife left him
and last night it Is allegedhe secured a
ara -and ammunition and threatened to
3iil his wife, mother-in-law and himself.
At his examination he vras held under
5J1000 bonds, in default of which he was
cent to jail.
B. M. Blacker -was placed under arrest
Ihere, charged with breaking Into the
dwelling of S. E. Huffman, of this place,
with Intent to commit burglary.
iROBBBD A IA GRA2TOB BARROOM.
Thief Got S77 Found Everything?
Locked and Left Them So.
IA. GRANDE, Or., Jan. IS The cash
register and slot machine in the barroom
of the Hotel Foley -was robbed of $77 this
morning at an early hour, in the tem
porary absence of the night clerk. The
thief was evidently some one acquainted
about the hotel, as the doors of the room
and the register were locked before the
clerk's departure and after his return.
Stabbed "With, a PocUet-Knife.
HILLSBORO, Or., Jan. 18. It is re
ported here that P. H. Roberts, of Patton
valley, above Dilley, Sunday last stabbed
Aleck Hoodenpyl, a neighbor, several times
with a small knife. None of the wounds
is considered dangerous. It Is said that
Koberts had heard that Hoodenpyl had
ea.d something derogatory of the former's
elster and when an explanation was de
manded, Hoodenpyl made an assault, and
Roberts used the knife. A warrant has
been issued for the arrest of Roberts.
Drollinsrer'8 Sentence Commuted.
SALEM Or., Jan. 18. The sentence of
"Wayne Drollinger, sent up from Douglas
county. In June. 1E97, under sentence of
f ve j ears, for stealing some flour, was to
day commuted. Commutation was basea
upon the recommendation of the sentenc
ing Judge, and all the trial Jurors, together
-with a long petition from citizens of the
vicinity in which he lived, and the assent
of the district at-omey in the case.
Four Penitentiary Sentences.
NORTH YAKIMA, "Wash., Jan. 1S.
Judge Davidson today pronounced the fol
lowing penitentiary sentences:
Ross Maris, for forgery, 18 months;
Addison, for larceny, one year; Frank
Xree, for burglary, five years; Harry Wil
liams, for UlTrglary, five years.
1500 for Defamation of Character.
NORTH YAKIMA, Jan. IS. The jury In
the case of. Archie E. Little vs. Franx
Bumay, for damages, today awarded the
plaintiff $1500. The defendant failed to
appear. Little sued Burney for $3000, al
leging that he had defamed the character
of Mrs. Little.
ALL MUST BE VACCINATED.
Council of BaUer City aialces This
Order to Abate Smallpox.
BAKER CITY, Or., Jan. 18. The city
council has ordered that every person
in this city, over the age of six months,
ehall be vaccinated. Failure to cpmply
Tsith the order -will subject the offender to
punishment by a fine, at the discretion of
the police judge. Health Officer Hayes
and his assistants are directed strictly to
carry out the order, which Is prompted
by the prevalence of the light form of
smallpox in this city, from which no
deaths have resulted in 60 cases.
Secretary Miller, of the Baker City
chamber of commerce, today made his an
nual report, showing that the chamber
of commerce has distributed over $1200 for
public Improvements, Including $700 for the
Baker City-Seven Devils wagon road, and
$300 for entertainment of the National
Editorial Association. This organization
lias 'eased ample room In the new Geiser
iuilding, to be furnished for club quar
ters, and occupied January 29.
Tho Morning Democrat has received a
J&Ifgenthaler linecasting machine. It has
snde a contract for Associated Press
3KILK1 WAGON RAX OVER CYCLIST.
That's the Way Joel Booth, of Leba
non, "Was Hurt in San Frnnclnco.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 18. Joel Booth.
the medical student of Lebanon, Or., who
"was run over here last Sunday by a milk
wagon, which fractured his skull, is lying
In a critical condition at the residence of
Dr Born. The physician stated tonight
that the patient may not recover. Dr.
Booth, of Lebanon, is at his brother's bed
side, and every effort Is being made to save
the unfortunate student's life.
The skull Is fractured at the base of
the brain, and the head is bruised and
crushed. Joel Booth was formerly a stu
dent at the university of Oregon. He
-was riding a bicycle when the accident
CREAMERY FOR BUXTON.
Kilt: From 2-17 Cows Is Guaranteed
To Be Ready in February.
FOREST GROVE, Or., Jan. IS. A
creamery is now being built at Buxton.
The citizens of that place have made up
a subscription and purchased an acre of
ground, and have subscribed sufficient
unds to put up the building and to move
the machinery from TIgardville. The
crcam from the milk of 247 cows has al
icady been engaged to be handled at this
new enterprise. About 1000 pounds of but
ter a day will be made as soon as the
creamers' shall be in operation, -which will
be In about four weeks.
A great many cows are raised in this
section of country, and It will not be long
until the quantity of butter manufactured
here will be doubled.
FAVORABLE FOR GRANITE ROAD.
Funds "Will Be Rendy for Construc
tion in Due Time.
LA GRANDE, Or., Jan. IS. Robert
Smith, president of the recently Incor
porated Hllgard, Granite & Southwestern
rai'way, has returned from a trip to Chi
cago, which was made for the purpose of
c us'ng arrangements for funds for con
struction of the proposed road. Mr. Smith
r'pirts that as soon as the practicability
cf the route shall be established, which
will be done on completion of the survey j
now In progress, and the company makes
a showing In regard to traffic resources,
there will be no lack of funds to carry out
Mr. Smith Is the manager and a direc
tor of the Grand Bonde Lumber Company,
which owns large bodies of timber along
the proposed route. His report gives
general public confidence that the road
-will be speedily bullL The completion of
this road will give Portland direct rail
communlcalon to the Granite mining dis
tricts by a route that is 50 miles shorter
than any other feasible means of access.
"WTHT3IAN COUNTY ASSESSMENT.
Also the Taxes to Be Met and the
Various Funds Served.
COLFAX, "Wash., Jan. IS. County Au
ditor Corner today turned over to the
county treasurer the tax-rolls for the year
1899. The work of extending the tax-rolls
has been greatly delayed, through errors
In the assessor's rolls. Following Is an
abstract of the assessment and tax-roll of
the county, as equalized by the county
Acres of improved farm lands.... 697,329
Acres of unimproved farm lands.. 404,671
Realty , ,
Value farm lands, exclusive of
Value of improvements on farm
Total farm values $6,268,049
Value town lots, exclusive of im
Value of Improvements on same.. 923,781
Total value town property $1,621,310
O. R & N. oC. 194.9 miles main
track ($5280) , 1,029,072
O. R & N. Co. 1S.014 miles side
track ($2200) 2S.631
Total O. R. & N. road $1,057,703
N. P. R. R. Co. 85.277 miles main
track ($5280) 450,262
N. P. R. R. Co. 1L163 miles side
track ($2200) 24,560
Total N. P. R. R. Co. road $ 474,822
O. R. & N. Co. rolling stock at
$850 a mile of main line $ 165,665
O. R & N. Co. buildings at sta
N. P. Co. rolling stock at $S50 per
mile of main track 93,804
N. P. Co. buildings at stations.... 12,150
All other personal property 2,942t440
Farm realty $ 6,268,049
Town realty 1,621,340
Railroad realty ... 1,532,525
Personal property 3,237,009
Following are the segregations of taxes
for the various state and county funds:
State funds Mills.
General 2.7177 $34,403 16
School 3.8819 49,140 67
Military 2176 2,754 58
Interest 2092 2,648 25
Total state 7.0264 $88,946 66
Current expense 5.63 $71,269 74
School 2 25,317 85
Indigent soldiers 021 265 84
Road 1 12,658 92
Bridge 1 12,658 92
Sinking fund 2.3226 29,401 61
Total county 11.9736 $151,572 88
Total county and state.... 19 240,519 54
Following are the rates of levy on prop
erty in the various municipalities of the
county, value of the property assessed
and amount of taxes levied:
Colfax mills. Value. Amount.
Bonded property..l2 $ 849,937 $10,624 21'
Unbonded 6 29,829 193 89
Colton 6 78,478 470 87
Elberton 5 47,776 238 88
Farmlngton 3 99,522 298 57
Garfield ... 15 177,069 2,656 03
Oakesdale- 4 245.457 S81 83
Palouse 22 264,618 5,821 60
Pullman 13 442,161 5,74810
Tekoa 12 171,322 2,055 86
Rosalia None 100,248
Uniontown None 99,609
Total $2,600,027 $29,059 84
Special levies in road districts,
net $63,054 72
Special levies In school districts,
net $20,054 72
State taxes $ 88.94G 66
County taxes 151,572 88
Road district taxes 20,054 72
School district taxes 63,138 64
Municipal taxes 29,089 84
Grand total of all taxes $352,792 74
Wasbingrton County ax Levy.
HILLSBORO. Or., Jan. 18. The board
of commissioners for "Washington county
yesterday levied the tax for the assessment
roll of 1899, collectible this year, the va
rious levies aggregating 24 mills, distrib
uted as follows on a total valuation of
State tax, 6.3 mills $20,715 72
State coyote tax, mill 822 05
Indigent soldiers, .1 mill 328 82
School tax, regular levy, 5 mills... 16,441 05
County general, 12.35 mills 41,269 08
Total $78,917 04
This Is a reduction of $10,798 36 from the
amount of last year's levy, which was
Washington County Tax Levy.
M'MINNVILLE, On, Jan. IS. The coun
ty court of Yamhill today levied a county
tax of 6 mills, making the total levy for
Yamhill county as follows:
State scalp bounty 25
Indigent soldiers 10
Total .'. 18.40
There was also levied a special tax of
1 cent per head on each sheep on the as
sessment roll for the scaly bounty fund.
Forest Grove Tax Levy.
FOREST GROVE, Or., Jan. 18. The
new city council held Its first meeting this
evening, and fixed the tax levy at 10 mills,
the extreme limit allowed by law. It Is
the same rate as that fixed last year, but
the taxable valuation is about $35,000 less
than- last year, so a smaller amount will
be raised by taxation.
SHEEPMEN FAVOR FOSTER BILL.
Plan for Storing "Wool Until All tho
Shearing: Shall Be Done.
NORTH YAKIMA, Wash., Jan. 18. At
the meeting of the Yakima Woolgrowers'
Association yesterday, the bill of Senator
Foster, relative to the leasing of lands in
the public domain, -was Indorsed. There
was some opposition to the bill.
The sheepmen present favored a plan to
store this season's wool clip at North
Yakima and Ellensburg, until all sheep
in this section shall "be sheared. It is be
lieved that better prices can be secured
by this method. A committee was ap
pointed to attend to the details.
Call for Wasbingrton "Warrants.
OLYMPIA, Wash., Jan. 18. The state
treasurer has Issued a call for warrants
numbered 49,336 to 50,475, inclusive, on the
general fund; and on the military fund for
numbers 2961 to 3157, Inclusive. The amount
of the general fund call Is $70,929 46, and
on the military fund, $11,720 87. The call
matures January 29.
The new ferry on the Long Tom, at
Bundy's crossing, went iito operation
The city marshal of The Dalles is work
ing a chain .gang on the streets. The
gang consists of two hobos.
A movement Is on foot to get the cham
ber of commerce, of Baker City, to use
Its influence to establish a match factory
In that place.
Wednesday last an attempt was made
to rob the postofflce at Gorman. The post
master frightened away the thlf, who
took with him a small sum of money and
It is said that the Mormons will buy
the old Christian church building In Al
bany and remove it to a suitable loca
tion when the construction of the new
Christian church is commenced.
NEWS FROM YUKON BASIN
GAMBLING STOPPED AT EAGLE MIL
Davrson Fires, Water and Fire-
Water Alleged Theft of News
Survey for All-American Road.
SKAGWAY, Alaska, Jan. 9. Advices
from Eagle, by way of Dawson, state
Major Ray, of the United States army,
has stopped all gambling in the military
reservation, embracing Eagle, because five
soldiers were caught stealing from the
commissary to get wherewith to gamble.
All liquor licenses expired in Dawson
December 28, and 15 new liquor licenses
were Issued at $2500 each.
Dawson had 18 fires in the first 20 days
of December, at a total loss of $10,000.
December 20, It was necessary to shut off
all water from city mains, because of the
flimsy and leaky condition of the con
duits. This throws the city back on the
primitive, unwholesome river water, which
has to be hauled. Overheated chimneys
caused the numerous fires.
An ordinance to require all newspapers
to register by name, with the name of the
owners and all persons directly or indi
rectly Interested in them, the name of the
editor and the business manager, 'and
their allegiance, and an account of what
they were engaged at for 12 months prior
to coming to the country, has been Intro
duced before the Dawson council.
Major Ray, In charge of the United
States forces at Eagle, makes public that
he has recommended to the government
the building of a line of telegraph to con
nect at Dawson with the Dominion line
The Dawson City News prints a sen
sational story, claiming the Yukon Sun,
of Dawson, has been printing stolen news
telegrams sent from Skagway to the Daw
son News. It offers specimens claimed
to have been stolen, and says irrefutable
evidence Is secured, that the matter is In
the hands of the authorities, and as soon
as the derelict on the telegraph line is
located, criminal prosecution will be be
gun. Advices have just arrived from Bltka
that much alarm is felt for the safety of
Lieutenant Joseph S. Herron, of the
""United States army, who, with three In
dian guides, went on an exploring expedi
tion up the Sushltna river last summer,
and has not returned. The steamer Gol
den Gate recently arrived at Sitka with
no news of the party. Lieutenant Herron
-was connected with the exploration expe
dition of Captain Glenn, and he was en
deavoring to reach the headwaters of the
Tanana, and go down that river to the
Yukon, mapping the country as he pro
ceeded, and surveying the district for mall
Captain Hovey, in command of the
United States troops stationed here, has
made a recommendation to the govern
ment that a complete post for accommo
dation of one company be established at
Skagway. The coat would be $25,000. Ef
forts are being made at Washington to
have the post authorized for two com
panies, which would Increase the cost to
$40,000. Company L, under Captain Hovey,
Is now divided between Wrangel and
Skagway, and the captain has made ap
plication to have the Wrangel detach
ment sent to reinforce the present Skag
way force. He says troops are not needed
at Wrangel. Skagway, says Captain
Hovey, is the strategic point of this dis
trict, because of the advantages of the
eminences about the town and the central
Sylvester WIdman, president of the Alas
ka Mining & Development Company, of
Eagle, has arrived from Eagle, on his
way to confer with Horsefort Co.,
Dubuque, representatives of German caol
tal, with regard to building a railroad be
tween Vandes and Eagle, over all-Ameri-can
territory. The preliminary survey has
First Cnreo for Nome.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 18. The first
freight of the year for Nome left yester
day afternoon on the steamer Bertha.
The freight will be landed at Unalaska,
and when the ice begins to break It will
be transferred to the steamer Sadie and
taken Into Nome.
WASHINGTON NATIONAL BANK.
Promotions Made by the Governor
OLYMPIA, Jan. 18. Governor Rogers, as
commander-in-chief, has announced the
following promotions and commissions in
the First regiment, National Guard of
Otto A Case, to be captain company D,
vice Terry, promoted; William M. Inglls,
to be first lieutenant company D, vice
Case, promoted; J. Howard Darlington, to
be second lieutenant company D, vice In
George H. Drlskell, to be captain com
pany A, vice De Huff, promoted; Charles
F. Walker, to be first lieutenant company
A, vice Drlskell, promoted; C. E. Hodges,
to be second lieutenant company A, vice
S. J. Pritchard, to be second lieutenant
company E, vice Stott, resigned.
These commissions will date as follows:
Case, Inglls and Darlington, to rank from
January 9; Drlskell, Walker, Hodges and
Pritchard, to rank from January 8.
The officers of company H have been
detailed to conduct the examination for
promotions In company H, First regiment,
and batsry A, light artillery, National
Guard. This examining board will meet
in Spokane armory, January 27, and the
examination papers sent to Adjutant-General
Fox, in Olympla.
THE NEZ PERCES INDIANS.
Payments to Them of Last Install
ment on Their Lands.
The Lewlston Tribune, of Monday, says:
Indian Agent Stranahan received instruc
tions yesterday from Washington to pre
pare the rolls for the last payment to the
Nez Perces Indians. This payment, the
principal of which amounts to about $125,
000, will give each Indian about $65. II
takes about two months after the rolls are
ordered to bo made out until the treasury
drafts reach the agency. The Indians
have been clamoring for the payment, and
Its receipt will be hailed with great de
light, not only by them, but by the mer
chants and people generally.
This payment, which is the ninth re
ceived by the Indians, will complete the
disbursement of $1,626,000, the sum paid
them for the reservation lands. The per
capita amount disbursed and the date of
the past payments are as follows:
August 15 18S5 $302 96
January 15, 1896 (interest) 28 95
June 22, 1896 102 82
January 28 1S97 110 42
June 14, 1897 10163
May 4, 1898 99 95
October 1, 1893 96 38
February 20. 1899 95 35
REPUBLICANS OF SALEM.
Elect Officers and Del cerates to State
SALEM, Or., Jan. 18. The Salem Repub
lican Club held Its annual meeting this
evening In the city hall, In this city. The
meeting was well attended, and a spirit
of harmony prevailed. A number of en
thusiastic addresses were made, in all of
which the speakers expressed unbounded
faith In the ability of the republican party
to cope with the great questions of the day.
Among the speakers were: Judge J. J.
Murphy, Captain S. B. Ormsby, D. F.
Hardman, J. H. McNary and Frank
Davey. The following officers were re
elected: President, Claud Gatch; vice
president, George Meyor; secretary, George
Rodgers; treasurer, iHnley Perrlne.
The following members of the club wens
elected delegates to the state league:
FInley Perrlne, George Hughes, Frank
Wrlghtman, George Meyers, H. G. Sonne
man, Walter Lyon, Scott Biggs, WMlam
Cherrington, John McNary, J. J. .Murphy,
D. W. Matthews, J. N. Smith, M. W.
Hunt, W. H. Odell, Alonzo Gesner, Lot
Pierce, Frank Waters, George Rodgers,
A A Lee, George B. Gray, Douglas Minto
and Joseph Janes.
TBI. INJURED IN COLLISION.
Bad Wreck but No Passengers Were
SPOKANE, Wash., Jan. 18. Ten per
sons were Injured In a train collision on
the Great Northern at Hillyard, four miles
east of JJils city, this morning. The east
bound passenger was standing on tho main
line by the depot. There was a dense
fog, and a freight train running at high
speed crashed into the Tear sleeper. The
wrecked car was filled with escaping steam
from the locomotive, and some of. the pas
sengers were pinioned by the debris, and
were rescued with some difficulty. The
shock of the collision fcnocked down sev
eral persons in the'alnlng-car, and a num
ber of them suffered, slight injury. None of
the injured persons are seriously hurt.
REJECTED RAILROAD OFFER.
Hill Will Aslc Mellen to Join in
Erection of Union Depot.
SEATTLE, Jan. 18. The city council to
night rejected President Mellen's petition
for the vacation of certain streets running
into Railroad avenue to enable him to
erect a passenger depot and freight sheds.
The council, it Is said, would have allowed
the passenger depot to be erected, but
was opposed to the freight sheds. Mr.
Mellen refused to compromise.
President Hill, of the Great Northern,
submitted plans for the erection of a
union depot In the southern part of the
city. He hopes to have Mellen join him
in the scheme.
Louis Dnniphoffer, of Vancouver.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Jan. 18. Louis
Damphoffer, an old and respected resi
dent of Vancouver, died at St. Joseph's
hospital at 6 o'clock this morning. The
immediate cause of his death was heart
failure, resulting from dropsy, with which
he had been afflicted for several months.
Deceased was born In Alsace 52 years ag
He came to Clark county with his parents
in 1856. He was married in this city when
a young man, but was later divorced from
his wife, who Ib now Mrs. A Bateman, of
this city. He leaves two sons Elmer and
George, the latter being the young man
who was recently courtmartialed and sen
tenced to 20 years' Imprisonment at Ma
nila. Damphoffer's aged father and two
brothers, Peter and George, also survive
John B. Hansen's Estate.
ASTORIA, Or., Jan. 18. County Judge
Gray appointed Arthur Wilson, the Nor
wegian vice-consul at Portland, as admin
istrator of the estate of the late John B.
Hansen. The deceased was committed to
the state insane asylum from this county
In 1893, and died there last April. His es
tate consists of $1300 on deposit in the
Ladd & Tilton bank. The only heirs are
two brothers, and a elster, living in Nor
way. Thomas Sherlock and Miss Margaret
Dempsey came down from Portland yes
terday on the noon tralr and after pro
curing a marriage license, returned homo
on the evening train.
Newa of Independence.
INDEPENDENCE, Or., Jan. 18. The
report of County Clerk Hayter to the city
council of Independence shows that there
has been an Increase In the taxable prop
erty of this city to the amount of $972 for
the year 1899 over tho year 1893. The tax
able property of this city for the year 1898
was $263,218, and for the year 1899, $264,190.
S. H. McElmurry, who lives near this
city, sold the fleeces of his flock for $1
each this week. These were lambs, too,
and this Is considered the best sale of the
Walnuts in Lake County.
LAKEVIEW, Or., Jan. 15. Sheriff A J.
Nellon exhibits the first matured nuts
from a black walnut that have been grown
In this country. But little attention had
been paid to the trees, as the experiment
with English walnuts here had proved a
failure, but now that these walnuts have
matured and have an excellent flavor,
there Is every reason to believe that their
growth will prove a success here, and tho
sheriff's discovery will lead to further ex
periment. Tillamcolc Electric Light Company.
TILLAMOOK, Or., Jan. 18. Articles of
incorporation have been filed with the
county clerk, incorporating the Tillamook
Electric Light Company, Its capital stock
to be $30,000, divided into 30 shares. Tho
Incorportaors are J. C. Haveiy, J. F. Watt
and Charles C. Hays.
The new Presbyterian church, costing
about $3000, will be used for public service
for the first time next Sunday evening.
Yamhill Teachers to Meet.
M'MINNVILLE, Or., Jan. 18. Tho
teachers' local institute for Yamhill county
for January will be held at Amity on
January 26. Superintendent Llttlefleld has
prepared an Interesting programme for the
occasion. President P. L. Campbell, of
the Monmouth state normal school, will
speak on "Horace Mann, Statesman and
Educator," the evening previous.
The Dalles Club Defeats Salem.
THE DALLES.'Or., Jan. 18. In a bowl
ing contest tonight The Dalles Commer
clal Club defeated the llllhee Club, of Sa
lem, winning three out of four1 games,
Steps have been taken to organize a
Spokane county horticultural society.
Schools have been closed and all public
meetings forbidden In Waltsburg, on ac
count of smallpox.
The deaths in Olympla in 1899 numbered
67, of which 18 were of nonresidents. The
population of the town is estimated at
At the Riverside mill, In Everett, Mon
day, 148,000 shingles were cut In 10 hours
on two machines, which beats the previous
Charles Powell, of Cheney, has bought
1500 acres of land near Rainier, Thurston
county, and will convert It into a Btock
Application has been made to the Sno
homish county court for a franchise to
build a trolley line between Everett and
Clarkston, the new town on the Wash
ington side of the Snake, opposite Lewis
ton, Idaho, has a new weekly paper, called
at the Home.
In 1899 about 1000 houses were built In
Spokane. Nearly 100, ranging in cost from
$500 to $60,000 each, are now under con
A resolution to do away with side and
rear entrances and wine-rooms In saloons
In Spokane was rejected by a vote of six
to three at Tuesday night's council meet
ing. Twenty Chinese at Spokane Monday
night gave $18 to help the Crlttenton
Rescue Home there. They had previously
given $25, and promised to furnish a room
at the home.
In the last quarter of 1899 nine births
were recorded in Jefferson county, eight
of which were girls, and six deaths, all
boys, were reported. Eight marriages oc
curred In the same period.
Two young men, named Wall and
Spoonemore, have been arrested at Walla
Walla on the charge of arson, committed
at Waltsburg. Spoonemore surrendered
only after an exciting chase. He is said
to be the son of a Huntsvllle preacher.
The Anti-Saloon League, of Whatcom,
is making another attempt to enforce the
Sunday closing law, and seven saloon
keopers were arrested Tuesday on the
charge of violating the law. Since the
agitation In September the saloons have
kept their front doors closed, but now
It Is sought to compel Ihem to close their
rear doors as well, proceedings against
houses of ill-fame are Included in the pres
AT HEADWATERS OF CATHERINE
CREEK IN UNION COUNTY.
Some of the Specimens Contain Pure
Metal Further Examination of
the Ledge in Progress.
UNION, Or., Jan. 18. A prospector ar
rived In the city today from the head
waters of Catherine creek, bringing with
him samples of copper ore, taken from a
new discovery, just made about 15 miles
east of Union, which are remarkably rich
in the red metal. Assays have not yet
been made of the rock, but it has the
appearance of being fully 75 per cent cop
per. Some of the specimens contain pure
Copper ore has been known to exist in
that section for a long time, but until
recently no prospecting has been done
there. There Is a well-defined ledge of the
ore, and If development shows the ore
throughout the ledge generally to be as
valuable as the specimens brought In, it
will undoubtedly become one of the great
est properties in the Northwest.
The new find Is about 20 miles north of
the new Copper Butte district In Union
county, and In the same general mineral
formation. A number of prospectors have
already gone to the scene of the new dis
covery, and If mora reports like the one
just made come from there, a rush for
the headwaters of Catherine creek will
. GOLD IN SOUTHERN OREGON.
Its "First .Discovery" Attributed to
' Men Named Bills.
Correspondence of Ashland Tidings.
It has been published and republished,
iterated and reiterated some thousands or
times that James Cluggage and Jamea
Pool In passing through the valley, from
the Willamette to California, in the fall
of 1851, camped on Rich gulch, within the
present corporate limits of Jacksonville,
and that while In camp Mr. Pool did soma
prospecting with a pan and made the dis
covery. Nobody disputes the prospecting
by Mr. Pool, or the finding of gold, bin
was this the first discovery in Southern
Oregon? The purpose of this paper is to
show that it was not.
Mr. David Linn, who has lived In Jack
sonville since early In the spring of 1852,
and whose word Is as good as his bona,
says he left Oregon City in the fall of 1851
In company with Wesley McGanlgal, a
man with whom he had just crossed the
plains. They walked from Oregon City
to Salem, and bought thelT outfit and two
ponies. They packed the ponies, and
started on foot for California. Arriving
at Canyonvllle, they found the town to
consist of one log cabin, and no modern
adjunct In the shape of a real estate agent
to boom the prospects of the place and
offer corner lots at bankrupt prices. The
two men stopped here a short time for re
inforcements, as It was considered danger
ous for so small a party to travel through
the Rogue river country. The next day
after their arrival a party of three men
came along, going to California, and to
getherthe five pursued their journey south,
leaving Canyonvllle the morning of Octo
ber 28, 1851. Mr. Linn remembers the date
distinctly on account of it being his birth
day. The party went through the canyon
In a day, and camped at Hardy ElifTa.
Judge Skinner and party were there on
their way to Rogue river, where Mr. Skin
ner was to take up his residence as Indian
agent. The five men continued their
journey on the 29th, leaving the Sklnnei
party, who had ox teams, which would
travel too slow for the packers.
On the 1st or 2d day of November, the
party arrived at Perkins' ferry, on Rogue
river. There were three or four men at
the ferry, and they had built a stockade
to protect themselves against the Indians.
They advised the party not to cross tho
river until reinforced, as the Indians were
hostile, and had killed a number of per
sons up In the valley a few days before.
The party, however, crossed the river, and
went about two miles arid camped for tho
night In a secluded bend In the river. Tho
next morning, after starting out, they met
a man on horseback; whom McGanlgal
recognized as an old schoolmate by the
name of Bills. After greeting each other,
Bills requested us to camp about a half
mile south of the rocky point, a noted
place for Indians to attack travelers, and
that he would return in the evening, as
he was only going to Perkins' ferry, for
Bome boards to cover his cabin. About
sundown Bills returned, and McGanlgal
went with him up the river to Big Bar,
and there found young Bills' father. They
were engaged In mining, and had appar
ently been there for some time.
When McGanlgal returned to camp he
was greatly excited. He said there were
thousands of Indians up there; but that
young Bills and his father told him the
Indians would not disturb the party, and
that thev could pursue their journey In
safety. In passing up through the valley
the only evidence of civilization met with
was a log enclosure, four or five logs high,
at the back, and one log In front, the
sides tapering from the back to the front,
and forming a sort of scoop-shaped camp,
blankets and other things in the camp,
without covering. There were some
indicating that some one was stopping
there: but the party saw no one- This
was at the Willow-springs. When tho
party arrived near where the flouring mill
ditch crosses the county road above
Phoenix, they came across three packers
who had been killed by the Indians and
thrown together, and the flour sacks cut
open and the flour poured over them. Aa
assured by the two B11I3, the five reached
Yreka without being molested.
Your "correspondent expects this state
ment to call out a strong 'protest, if not
a vigorous attack, because, when an Idea
concerning any Important matter or event
becomes crystallized In the public mlna,
it becomes a sort of cherished memory,
and if the Idol Is shattered or its founda
tion shaken, somebody Is sure to kick.
Quotations of Mining; Stocks.
SPOKANE, Jan. 18 The closing bids for
mining stocks today were:
Blacktall ..$0 08 (Mountain, Lion ..$0 00
Butte & Boston. 3 Morrison 5
. Princess Maud .. Tn
Deer Trail No. 2
Gold Ledge ....
I. X. L
Lone Pine Surp.
Little Cariboo ..
Rambler Cariboo CO
Republic 1 00
Rowland Giant ,
xom xnumD ....
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 8. The official clos
ing quotations for mining stocks today were:
Alta ?0 02Kentuck Con, SO 01
2lLady Wash. Con...
Best & Beloher.
Challenge Con .
Confidence . ....
Occidental Con ... 18
Overman ......... B
see. Belcher a
Con, CaU & Va
Sierra. Nevada ... 49
Crown Point 10
standard. 2 80
Gould & Curry... Zi
Hale & Norcross.. 40
Union Con 20
Utah Con 3
fellow Jacket .... 20
NEW YORK. Jan. 18, Mining' stocks today
closed as follows:
Chollar $0 18CtatarIo $7 75
urown feint .i
Con. CaJ. & Va. . . 1 35
Quicksilver 1 50
Gould i Curry... 18
do pref 7 50
Sierra Nevada ... 38
Standard 2 55
Union Con 22
Tellow Jacket .... 13
Hale & Norcrcea.. 85
Homeetake 50 00
Iron Silver ...... 55
BOSTON, Jan. 18. Closing1 quotations:
Boston & Mont. $2 55 lParrott $0 SOft
Butte & Boston. 40 (
The directors of the Boston & Montanh
Mining Company today declared the reg
ular quarterly dividend of $5 per share and
an extra dividend of $3 per share.
Gold Mine at Weatherby.
WEATHERBY, Jan. 16. The superin
tendent of the Weatherby Bonanza Is now
working a large force running an up
raise from their 1000-foot tunnel to the
surface, and chambering out for the new
hoist. They are now in the winze where
over 530,000 was taken out, the ore assay
ing from ?217 to 5550 per ton. The com
pany I3 sinking an Incline shaft, which It
Is expected will be to at least 500 feet
depth. Levels will be run at every 100 feet
on the ore. This will greatly facilitate
the handling of the ore. The tellurldes en
countered at a 140-foot depth assayed aa
high as 52179 per ton. The mine la fully
equipped with timbers and supplies, and
sinking will be pushed with all possible
dispatch, as they are now In very interest
ing ground. This mine Is owned princi
pally In Portland.
Southern Orearon Mining Notes.
Newt Haskins has leased the Terrv
Bros.' mine on Big Applegate, and Is oper
ating a giant on it, with good prospects.
A chemical laboratory in Jacksonville to
determine the value of ores Is something
now, and will meet a want that has long
been felt here.
Ed Fauset has about completed a ditch
from the Butte fork of Applegate to his
mine, and Is getting out timbers for tho
necessary flumlng. As soon as all pre
liminary work Is done, Mr. Fauset will put
a hydraulic plant on his mine. He has
20 acres, and It is considered first-clasa
ground. His season's run will be neces
sarily short, on account of extended Im
provements, but with the new plant and
more effective work, the output will no
doubt exceed any former year.
George "Walt, who la mining on Bier Ap
plegate, six miles above the Watklns place,
owns 20 acres of mining ground there, and
80 on Dividend bar. Squaw creek. He la
ground-slulclng on his Big Applegate
claim, and has 3000 Inches of water avail
able for that purpose the year round. He
has all the fall he wants, and says ho
drives seven and eight-pound bowlders
through his flume without any troubJe.
The gold Is coarse, heavy, and most of it
rough and free from wash. The nuggota
run from 51 up, the largest yet being taken
out being 528. The freshet took out part
of the filling of the dam, from which the
ditch issues, causing quite a stoppage In
his season's work. He says his output
for the season will be as good as usual,
notwithstanding the brealc
Trouble Over Eight-Hour Law.
VICTORIA, B. C., Jan. IS. A petition
'has been presented to the legislature
from all the leading mines of "West Koote
nai, representing $50,000,000 of capital
seeking the repeal of the eight-hour law,
and declaring that It was prematurely
and Improperly Introduced, and has ex
cluded capital and deprived mlneowners
of working at a profit. Its constitution
ality Is challenged and the declaration Is
made that unless It Is repealed or amend
ed it will be necessajjy to close the mines
or cut wages.
WORKMAN GETS A NEW TRIAL.
Supreme Court Reverses Lower
Court in Damage Case.
OLYMPIA, Jan. 18. The supreme court
today reversed the decision of the superior
court of Pierce county and granted the ap-i
pellant, Carl Johnson, a new trial. The
case was brought by Johnson against the
Tacoma Mill Company to recover for
damages received while In the employ of
the company. The appellant Is a carpen
ter, and was engaged In changing a pipe
on the mill, and slipped backward Into a
barrel of hot water. The barrel was sunk
to a level with the ground, and was there
to receive the water and steam from an
exhaust pipe. In reversing the lower
court, this court says:
"The plaintiff being rightfully there In
the discharge of his duty, had the right
to rely upon the duty of the mill master
to furnish him a safe place In which to
work, and the place was evidently not
safe, and the danger not apparent. Tne
master, under the authorities, is liable for
VANCOUVER, Wash., Jan. 18. One of
the most exciting games of basket-ball
ever witnessed hero was played at the
Auditorium last night. The opposing
teams were the first team of the Van
couver Amateur Athletic Club and the
Vancouver volunteer firemen's team. The
contest was a hot one from the start.
The Athletic Club team forced the play
during the first half, the score at the end
of the half being 6 to 0 In favor of the
athletes. In the second half the firemen
scored 8 points and the athletes 2, making
a tie when time was called. The tie was
played off, and the athletes gained two
points, tho score at the finish standing 10
to 8 In favor of the Athletic Club. The
game was witnessed by 300 people.
May Organise a Telephone Company.
CHEHALIS, Jan. 18. A plan is being
considered by some of our business men
to organize a local telephone company
and put In a system here. The town has
about CO telephones In use, but the plant
Is owned by the Sunset company. It '3
believed that a local company could less
en the tolls so that the service would
be much greater and of larger benefit to
the public. The council may be asked
to grant a franchise at an early day.
More Oregon Postmasters.
WASHINGTON, Jan. IS. Upon the rec
ommendation of Representative Moody, a
postofflce has been established at Sly,
Crook county, and George Sly appointed
Representative Tongue has secured the
appointment of Postmasters R. S. Brad
ley, at Garrison, vice C. H. Foster, re
signed, and Robert McGllchrlst, at Rose
dale, vice B. J. Thatcher, resigned.
Humane Society Meeting.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Jan. IS. The an
nual meeting of the Clark' County Hu
mane Society is announced to take place
at the city council chambers on the even
ing of January 20, Officers for the ensu
ing year will be elected, and other routine
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CAN BE aiANUFACTimED WltTIIi
PLANT AT PENITENTIARY.
Governor Rogers Get.H Valuable In-
formation From Warden Catron
Will Save State Money.
OLYMPLA, Wash., Jan. is: Governor
Rogers Is muoh interested in the euttiwa
itlon of flax In this state, and has wrteten
to J. B. Catron, warden o the state peni
tentiary, concerning the eoncHtto and
practicability of using ftax fiber lor the
. manufacture of grain sacks, at the peHaa-
tlary jute mill. Mr. Catron's reply eonr
tains valuable information on the subject
f of this new industry.
Among the faets touched upon, the letter
shows that In 1S90 there was a total of
49,000 acres devoted to flax culttvktten
in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
The fiber produced by the farmer at pres
ent Is no more than a flax straw, the same
having been run through, a threshing
machine, which does not wholly remove
the weedy substance; hence, more eare
would be necessary thoroughly to cleanse
the product of all woody substance. Al:
the flax raised at present Is raised almost
entirely for seed, for the purpose of manu
The experimental teet made at the state
penitentiary last spring proved beyond
doubt that the flax fiber can. be successful
ly manufactured Into cloth, and a stronger
and more satisfactory grain sack manufac
tured from ttax than can be made from
jute. Mr. Catron expresses the opinion
that the machinery in the penitentiary
mill could bo successfully used in the
f manufacture of hemp or jute fiber, and
that If tins fiber were properly broken
and cleaned, and put upon the market aa
other fibers are, tho producers would un
questionably find a ready demand for It.
The law at present states that grain
bags at the penitentiary shall be manufac
tured from 'jute, but this will probabiy be
so amended at the next session of the state
legislature that the particular fiber need
in grain bags, etc., will be optional with
the state authorities.
The statr- of Washington expends an
nually $30,0ii0 for jute from Calcutta. Could
this amount be expended within thle sta.se,
it would create a new industry for the
Northwest; and the recommendation is
made that the production of flax receive
proper legislative encouragement. In bhe
year 1SS9 penitentiary jute bags sold for IH
cents each, while those made In Calcutta,
and of Inferior quality sold In Walla
Walla valley and elsewhere throughout tho
state as high as S cents each. It has been
demonstrated that the flax bags could be
manufactured at the penitentiary and sold
at about the same price as the jute bags.
The approximate annual demand in the.
state of Washington Is 10,000,000 sacks, and
the utmost capacity of the state mill te
2,325,000 sacks. At a fair estimate on thte
basis, this mill alone would consume 1,753,
000 pounds of fiber per annum.
Governor Iir ited to Sjienlc.
SALEM. Or., Jan. IS. Governor Gear to
day received telegraphic invitation, urging
him to be present and deliver an address
at the Lincoln day banquet, which will
bo given by the Marquette Club, of Chi
cago, February 12. The governor cannot
accept the Invitation, for the re-ason. that
ho cannot spare the time to undertake so
long a journey for the occasion.
150 Unle of Hops nt T 1-2 Cents.
'CHEHALIS. Jan. IS. The sale of 160
bales of hops belonging to Mr. Pearson,
at Oakville, Is reported here, the price
being 7 cents. The hops will be shipped
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