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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, SATUEDAY, JANUAEY 20, 1900.
ShotMHis Neighbor Dead With
out a Word.
OFFICERS WANTED HIM FOR INSANITY
"Wife and Little Cliild 'With Him
Otlier Lives May Be Sacrificed in.
ASTORIA, Jan. 13. Luke Moore Is sup
posed to "be lyiug dead on the porch of the
residence of Matt Hllstrom, on the Lewis
and Clack river, tonight. Following the
filing of a complaint In the county court
charging HUstrora -with insanity. Deputy
Sheriff Grant Trulllnger and Constable
Wickman were directed to go to his home
and bring htm before the court. They
took a launch from Astoria, and, reach
ing 'Chadwell, near where HIlEtrom lives,
landed and requested Mr. Moore to ac
company them to Hlistrom's residence,
as he was a personal friend of the man
and the officers thought that with his
assistance Hiistrom could be more easily
Mr. Moore consented, and as they
reached the house Moore knocked at the
door, with Deputy Sheriff Trulllnger
standing within four feet of him and Con
stable WJckman a short distance away.
The door opened, and, without a word,
Hllstrom appeared with either a shotgun
or rifle, placed it to Moore's abdomen,
and fired. Moere, with a cry. fell on the
porch, or steps, -and the deputy sheriff
and constable immediately ran to shelter
behind tlie barn. They soon returned
within speaking distance of the house,
and Hllstrom looked out of an open win
dow and said:
"I killed him; he is on the porch."
His we was with him, with her babe
in her arms, when this--was said.
TrwMiivger and Wickman then retired,
Trulllnger returning Jo report, and Wick
man remaining at W. X Ingalls ranch
to organize a posse of ranchers and lum
bermen. It is possible that Hllstrom is
already in custody. This is doubtful, how
ever, as Hilstrom's house isso situated
that he could easily keep a "posse at bay
The deputy declares "his belief that Hll
strom will never be taken alive. If so,
other lives will in all probability be sac
rificed. Moore's body was left lying where
it fell. There is no question but he Is
Mr. Moore was one of the Moore broth
ers, who are loggers on the Lewis and
Clark, and resides in this city. He is a
married man wKh children.
Sheriff LfnvHle left at midnight, with
several deputies, to capture Hiistrom.
Some time ago Hiistrom had a leg
broken, and was otherwise injured, while
working in a logging camp, and since his
release from the hospital his mind has
been unbalanced. He imagines his neigh
bors are endeavoring to do him an in
jury, nd within the past few days has
threatened to kill several of them. This
morning he went to Mr. Abercrombie's
logging eamp, concealed himself in the
"brush, and shot at Mr. Abercromble with
a rifle as he was walking down the road,
the -bullet missing its mark by but a few
CHARGED WITH PBRJORY.
Prominent Surety Denied That He
Had Signed a Bond.
SEATTLE, Jan. 10. William Eldridge,
a pioneer resident of Port Townsend, this
state, was arrested tonight on a charge of
having committed perjury In the federal
court The alleged perjury occurred dur
ing the trial of the suit of the government
against the bondsmen of ex-Collector of
Customs J. C. Saunders. Eldrldge's name
was signed to the bond; but he declared
the signature a forgery- The jury held
it to be genuine, and his arrest followed.
He was admitted to bail.
Judge Hanford, in open court, declared
his intention to order the filing of an in
formation against Eldridge's attorney, A.
W. Buddress, charging him with unpro
fessional conduct in connection with the
HARVEY GOT BOXDSMEX.
Patterson, However, Has Hot Yet
Deca Able to Provide Sureties.
COTTAGE GROVE, Or., Jan. IS. Frank
Harvey, who was held to the circuit court
for assaulting Winnie Thorn, promptly se
cured bondsmen, and resumed his former
position as brakeman. On the witness
stand. Miss Thorn identified Harvey per
sonally and by the clothing he wore. Senti
ment is strong against Harvey and Pat
terson. The former has a wife and two
children at Junction City. George Patter
eon, -who was placed under 12500 bonds, was
unable to get sureties, and was committed
to jaH at Eugene. He waived examina
tion. Q-aeer Auctions of tlie Brews.
VANCOUVER, B. C, Jan. 19. John and
"Thomas Brew, supposed to have been lost
In a storm off the northern coast, are
said by the police to have left behind, in
a shack formerly occupied by John Brew,
a quantity of odds and ends, which the
police claim to have identified as having
been stolen from various Vancouver stores
and residences which had been entered by
burglars. There is a collection of tools
sufficiently large and varied for a well
equipped oarpenter shop.
"Went 25 Miles to Steal a Saddle.
CORVALLIS, Jan. 19. F, H. Vanderhoft
was arrested here yesterday charged with
larceny of a saddle, bridle, blanket and
jon overcoat from Lane county people. He
"had, it is alleged, made a. trip of 25 miles
to steal the saddle, an unusually fine one,
winch &e thffli sold. All the articles were
recovered. Sheriff Withers, of Lane coun
ty, started for Eugene with the prisoner
SAX JOSE SCALE FOUXB.
Lone County OreuardifitK Kotified to
Treat Their Trees.
EUGENE, Jan. 19. The appearance ot
the San Jose scale on a few fruit trees
in this vicinity has been noticed, and Is
viewed with considerable apprehension
The sate board qf horticulture has had
a man examining trees for the purpose of
discovering where the insect has ap
peared. As a Tesnlt; several property
ownecs in this city and the surrounding
country have received notice from the
hoard that their trees are infected, and or
dering their treatment. Along with the
notice Is inclosed a circular with in
structions in regard to the method of
treating the insect, the formula for the
spray, nd ail necessary information.
There saem to be only a few places where
the Insect has been discovered, and it is
hoped that with prompt and vigorous
treatment it may soon be exterminated.
COLUMBIA QUARANTINE STATTOIC.
Title Ready for Transfer Diseases
Can Be Handled Now.
ASTORIA. Jan. 19. The prevalence of
bubonic plague at Honolulu and several
of the Oriental ports, and the fact that
quite a number of vessels are listed to
arrive here from those places, have
awakened renewed interest in what Is
being done by the government toward the
establishment of a quarantine station at
the mouth of the Columbia river. Quar
antine Officer Hastings stated today that
the deed, to the site for the proposed
station had been forwarded to United
States Attorney Wilson R. Gay, at Seat
tle, who also has tne check from the
government to pay for the property, and
it is expected that the formal transfer
of the site to the treasury department
will be made in a few days. The plans
for the station buildings Tare- now being
prepared, so that the work of construc
tion can be commence! at the earliest
possible moment. It will, however, re
quire some tune to complete the plant for
service, as much of the machinery will
have to be manufactured.
The vessels now en route from the in
fected ports, Br. Hastings says, he is
prepared to handle in a satisfactory man
ner, an. equipped station being absoately
necessary for proper precautions only
wfeen there are a number of passengers
whose clothing and baggage must be dis
infected. What will be done with the
ships coming from Honolulu will depend
largely upon the bills of health given
them by Dr. Carmlchael, quarantine offi
cer at that port, but they will probably
be thoroughly fumigated, whether or not
there has been any sickness aboard, es
pecial care being taken to kill all the
rats, which the experience of the service
has shown are most dangerous agents for
spreading the disease.
"Waanlnerton Shinsle Manufacturers.
SEATTLE, Jan. 19. The annual meet
ing of the executive committee of the
Washington Red Cedar Shingle Manufaq
turers' Association was held here ' this
afternoon. Every county of Western
Washington was represented. The session
was in secret. It was decided to con
tinue the prices the same as at the close
down, last fall. The Eastern selling price
consequently is $1 45 and $1 65 for "clears."
It was decided to make no advance In
prices: .-The" annual election of officers
was postponed to be"held in three weeks.
Thistle Bronsrht Cargo of Halibut.
VANCOUVER, B. C, Jan. 19. The hali
but fishing steamer Thistle, concerning
whose safety there was much apprehen
sion, arrived, hi port after a rough trip,
and, aftrmloading,relurned to the fish
ing grounds. She brought In only 30,090
pounds of halibut. The Thistle was forced
to take shelter in a cove off Stevens island
for 10 days. Teh New England also arrived
today with 50,000 pounds of fish.
Jim Anthony Defeated Mickey "Welch.
SEATTLE, Jan. 19., Jim Anthony, of
San "Francisco, defeated Mickey Welch,
of Seattle, before the Seattle Athletic
Club tonight in 12 rounds. Up to the sixth
round Welch had all the better of it, but
he fought himself out and Anthony won
in a canter. Welch knocked Anthony
down In the seventh. Anthony knocked
Welch down three times in the last two
Wood Is $5 a cord at Athena. s
Sneak thieves are annoying the people
The Dalles is afflicted with a. number
of drunks not citizens, hut wandering
The Milton Eagle says farmers are sat
isfied with the wheat outlook in Umatilla
A Hood River fruitgrower reports that
a Portland dealer has offered him ?1 75
a box for Ben Davis apples.
Miss Maggfe Gllmore. was severely
burned at Antelope on the 17th by the
explosion of a coal-oil lamp.
The Baker City Republican expresses
confidence that a smelter will be erected
at that place during this year.
The Lostine Telephone Company re
ports a booming business. It has just
declared a 12 per cent dividend.
Miss Minnie Pasch, of East Hood River,
suffered the fracture of her skull last
Tuesday from the kick of a horse.
A. E. Voorhles has purchased the In
terest of Mr. Price In the Grant's Pass
Courier, and Is now its sole owner.
The Columbia river rose 4& feet at
The Dalles in 12 hours on the 15th inst
all unheard-of rise for the winter season.
Government buyers do not object to
wild horses. The sea voyage makes them
tractable by the time they reach Manila.
Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Cooper held a fam
ily reunion at The Dalles on the 18th Inst,
14 children and nine grandchildren being
Saddle-rhorses at Heppner aire held at
$40 to $75 per head. Not many have been
secured in that vicinity for the United
The State Poultry Association will hold
Its annual exhibition at Albany next
week. The secretary (reports a- very largo
number of entries.
At Hood River S7 head of cattle, at
$25 25 a head, and 55 tons of hay, at $7 a
ton, are sales reported by the adminis
trator of an estate.
A Tillamook dairyman writes that he
wants to 'locate a creamery at Salem, if
he can be guaranteed enough milk to
keep a creamery going.
Schuebel precinct, Clackamas county,
claims "a horse with a two-Inch mus
tache on his upper lip that many a young
man would be proud of."
Residents along the Clarke road, near
Schuebel, in Clackamas county, have
raised $700 to plank a bad stretch, and
want the county court to aid.
At Corvallis a local manufacturer of
bicycles is making a good wheel and sell
ing it at $50. His "bike" is said to be
strong where It ought to be strong.
It is reported that the O. R. & N. will
build a large sawmill six miles north of
Elgin, and that railroad will be extended
to that point says the Wallowa News.
Not a stick of timber or a square foot
of stone should go into the postofHpe
building excepting from the forests and
quarries of Oregon, says the Salem
"Anticipating a good business when
the saloon Is licensed and in full blast,"
a Hood River man is fitting a room In
the undertaking department of his store
for a. morgue.
At a Heppner birthday dinner the .re
cipient Judge Mallory. aged SI, -was en
tertained by his wife, 77, and his three
sisters, 75, 77 and 79. He has two broth
ers living, the youngest of whom is 69.
Baker City's council is wrestling with
a water-pipe prohlem whether to use
Iron or bored wood for its proposed grav
ity system. A manufacturer of wood
pipe tells" them that, if kept in use, it
is -the -best that can be laid.
,wCounterfeIr':clollarsana halves of par
ticularly excellent make and finish have
been turning up In considerable number
In the -Lower Columbia (river country,
says the Astorlan. They are nearly per
fect in size, color and ring, but a trifle
light in weight
The Salem Independent says the Salem
-Milling 'Company js baring "its- flour
manufactured at Albany, and that there
is little to Indicate that the Salem mills
will be rebuilt The Salem Journal says
the mills are to be rebuilt, and that work
will commence soon.
The recent convention of -Linn county
Christian JSndeavorers at JBrownsvlUe Is
reported a success. The meetings were
well attended, and a marked Interest was
displayed In the proceedings. Resolu
tions were passed against intemperance
and Sabbath desecration.
While fastening the boom at the Colton
sawmill on the 13th, Amos Carr lost his
balance and fell Into the creek and was
swept over the dam, some 12 feet high,
and caught on a bush some To or SO yards
below, says the Oregon City Courier.
His brother helped hhn out
During 1899 there were 426 carloads of
produce shipped from Forest Grove, In
cluding 117 of flour, 210 of hay, 32 of mill
feed, 19 of potatoes, 9 of lumber, 6 of
hops. Cornelius shipped S34 carloads, In
cluding 49 of lumber, 42 of wheat, 2S of
oats, 30 cf flour, 5S of hay, 17 of straw,
U of potatoes, 5 'of hops, 3 of onions.
Wallace McCamant, who was in Baker
City early this week, is reported by the
Republican to have uttered this warning
against an Incomplete census: "Make
sure that the census-takers get all the
people in the hills. They are apt to
slight the work or go on guesswork.
Don't permit it Eastern Orogon wants
to get credit for all its hard work in.
building up population, and mining coun
ties are particularly difficult to get cor
rectly enumerated. The local people
must help and see that the census-taker
FISHER'S BODY FOUND
TOP OF HEAD TORX TO PIECES BY
A RIFLE SHOT.
Supposed to Have Committed Snlcide
"While Mentally Unbalanced He
Disappeared December 22.
EUGENE, Or., Jan. 19. Report has just
reached Eugene that the body of August
Fisher has been found In the hills soutn
of Spencer butte. Coroner Cheshire was
notified -and has gone to the spot and will
hold an inquest
Fisher was a farmer and lived twoi and
one-half miles southeast of Eugene. He
left his home December 22, taking with
him nothing but his rifle, and telling his
family he was going to kill some game
for Christmas. As he did not return and
there had been indications of mental de
rangement, searching parties were organ
ized and made extensive search for his'
body, the theory of suicide having been
accepted from the first No trace had been
obtained until today, when one of the
Blaston boys found the body, with the
top of the head torn to pieces by a ritie
AGAIXST LEASE OF PUBLIC LANDS.
Pet itfon to 3ongrea BelnExtensive
ly Slfiied In Eastern Oregon.
LAKEVIEW, Jan. 15. Following is a
copy of a petition that is being circulated
and universally signed in this section ot
To the Honorable Senators an Representa
tives from Oregon ia Congress, Wostolnetofi, !
C.: The undersigned, residents and citizens of
E&stern Oregon, would rcBpectfully represent
to you pjid to congress that we have recently
read -with much ooncerxt and misgivings in the
newepapers of the pending legislation before
your honorable body providing for the leasing
of public lands ia this as well as other states
and territories. Now we, your petitioners and
constituents, dceire to earnestly protest against
such a course In regard to the plibllc domain,
in this state, as we believe such departure by
the government from its cradltlonal policy will
work great injury and lastfng 'hardships to
mo3t of our people here, with special benefits
only to a faored few who possess the influence
and financial ability to secure the valuable ex
clusive leases to our Brazing lands, thus prac
tically shutting out the poor man or citizen of
moderate means from a Just share in the bene
fits of our common patrimony.
Wo have teen much of the baneful effects In
"Eastern Oregon resulting from the granting or
selling at a nominal price by the government,
through the agency of ogr own state, of large
and -valuable bodies of the best lands In this
division of the state to individuals, companies
and corporation. Some of such land Is now held
by wealthy owners as extensive private parks
and wild game preserves, while the humble
homeseeker and husbandman Is forced far out
on the desert plains to obtain- scant sustenance
for hie small herds and nocks, and we be"lleve
that even this, his last refuge, Is seriously
threatened by the pending legislation. There
fore, we pray and trust tnat you may be able
to thwart a scheme so unjust to our people and
antagonistic to the best Interest of our section
and state, and as in duly bound we every pray.
LEWISTOlS MUNICIPAL PROBLEM.
Issue of Bonds Temporarily Aban
donedStreet Improvement First.
LEWISTON, Ida., Jan. 19. The problem
of establishing municipal water works in
Lewiston has reached another stage. The
bond issue of $50,000 has been temporarily
abandoned. The judiciary committee of
the city council, to which was referred
the ordinance calling for a special election
to vote on the bond" issue, has reported
that the form of the proposed ordinance la
illegal. The ordinance prescribed an alter
native proposition. By Its terms the mon
ey raised by the bond Issue could be used
either to buy the pVesent water works or
build a new system. To be legal, the
ordinance must specify what is to be done
and leave no alternative.
There Is such a popular demand to know
just what the present water works cost
and the physical condition of the plant
that the council has appointed Thomas
Cooper, a machinist, to make an exam
ination of the system. He is to receive
SiO a day, and has the authority to em
ploy a hydraulic engineer to assist him, at
the same sum per day.
If the actual sentiment of the people
could 'be obtained, It would probably be
found that fully 90 per cent would be In
favor of street improvement first, and
after that the municipal ownership of the
water works. There seems to be a deter
mined effort on foot to sell the present
water works to the city. It is doubtful if
it can be accomplished, however, for the
influence in favor of street improvement
is growing stronger every day.
DUE TO THE REGISTRY LAW.
Councilman Burrows, of Salem,
raises Oat Naturalisation Papers,
It may be somewhat of a surprise to
find a member of the city council taking
out his citizenship papers, but the fact 3fc
Mr. Burrows has been a citizen nearly
all his life and has voted and held office,
but when he came to register he ran up
against a snag. He came to this country
'-with his parents before he was of asn,
and his father was afterward admitted"
to citizenship, which made "Tommy" a
But the old gentleman is now dead, and
Mr. Burrows does not know m what court
he was naturalized. Even if he did know,
it would cost him as much to get a tran
script of the record as it has to take out
papers of his own, so he has taken the
latter course, and is now straight on the
This course will probably be found the
cheapest and easiest in many cases where
those of foreign birth cannot produce the
required evidence that they have been nat
uralized. SHIPMENTS FROM INDEPENDENCE.
O. R. & Ji. Hakes Contracts for
Freights Cnlttim Bark Sent Out.
INDEPENDENCE, Or., Jan. ID: A-trav-ellng
freight agent of the O. H. & N. was
in the city yesterday and secured con
tracts from most all of the business houseo
of the city for their local and Eastern
freight, which will be sent out of the city
by the boat ."
Probably the largest shipment of chlttim
baTk that has ever been made from th's
city at one time was sent out by the O.
It. & N. steamer last week. It was com
posed of 13 tons, and was shipped by E. E.
J". H. Collins shipped out of the city
today for the China market 500 barrels of
flour. This is Only one lot of a great many
that have been shipped In the past year.
WILL START DILLEY SAWMILL.
Portland Men Have Leased It and
Contracted for Logs.
FOREST GROVE, Or., Jan, 19. W. M,
McLeod has leased his sawmill at DIUey
to Portland men. who have contracted to
J have delivered at the mill as soon as pos-
eiDie z.uw.uw leet or yeuow nr logs and
500,000 feet of ash. These logs are being
cut now and will be floated down the
Tualatin river, a distance of 10 miles. This,
mill is well located, and taps a belt .of
Tery fine timber, but it has been com
paratively idle about three years, and
now that operations will commence in a
few days a great many people will be
benefited thereby. The lessees already
have a contract to furnish 1,000,000 feet of
ORIGIN OF THE NAME "HOQUIAM."
When the Trees Died, Indians Called
the River "Hungry Wood."
The origin of the name "Hoquiam" has
been misunderstood by some writers. The
name is of Indian origin, ad is very sug-
(gestive from the circumstances that
prompted it, and are as follows: The
upper valley of the river was once partly
covered with groves of cedar, and from
some cause these cedar trees had all died.
The bark had all fallen off and
the sound bodies of the trees were left
standing, as they seldom or never rot
The Indians believed that the trees had
starved to death, and from that circum
stance named the river "Hoquiamts,'.'
meaning "Hungry Wood"; hence the name.
E. R. Greeosry, nn AccompIlsUed and
HILLSBORO, Or., Jan. 19 The funeral
of Edward Rudduek Gregory, who died
quite suddenly of heart disease, on Mon
day, took place at Hillsboro on Wednes
day. Deceased was a native of St. John,
N. B., and was a member of one of that
city's oldest and most influential families.
He was a brilliant light in legal, politi
cal and social circles, and filled the offices
of city attorney and city councilman for
several successive terms. He was an
alumnus of the Harvard class of 1S69, tak
ing the degrees of M. A. and LL. B., and
was secretary of the leading Greek-letter
society of that class. He .came to Port
land about eight years ago, and his charm
of manner and brilliant mental attain
ments soon won for him a host of friends.
Failing health compelled him to try an
outdoor life, and he went to Reedville
and then to Hillsboro, where he had been
for the past 18 months.
The members of the Hillsboro legal
fraternity took charge of the remains,
pending the arrival of his brother, C. S.
Gregory, of Vancouver, B. C. The serv
ices, which were well attended, were held
at the home of F. B. Morgan, Rev. Dr.
Sickafoose, of the Christian church, as
sisted by Rev. Mr. Hughes, of the Con
gregational church, officiating, with sing
ing by a sextet. The pallbearers were
members of the bar and county officials.
The floral pieces were numerous and
beautiful. The remains were interred In
the Masonic cemetery, of which fraternity
deceased was once a prominent member.
Anthony Weyland, Veteran of Civil
ASTORIA-, Jan. 19. Anthony Weyland.
an old resident of Astoria, dlea this morn
ing, after a protracted Illness. His funeral
will take place on Sunday afternoon unaei
the auspices of Cushing post, G. A. R-, of
which the deceased was a member. He
was a native of Germany and about "0
years of age. He was an old soldier and
bore an honorable record for the part hfe
took jn. the civil war. Weyland served In
company H, Second ,Missaurf volunteer
infantry, "and was MIs&forg'ed: after four
years service. The record of the wa
department show that he participated In a
number of engagements and was wounded
John Myers' Funeral.
OREGON CITY, Jan. 19. There was a
large attendance x at the funeral of the
late John' Myers today. The services at
St. Paul's Episcopal church were con
ducted by Rev. George B. Van Waters,
of St. David's Episcopal church, Port
land, assisted by Rev. P. K. Hammond.
The services at Mountain View cemetery,
where the interment was made, were in
charge of the local Masonic lodge. The
pallbearers were: Penumbra Kelly,
Charles R. Frazier and John Becker, of
Portland; Judge T. A. McBride, George
A. Harding and J. P. Lovett, of Oregon
FARMERS "WILL HOLD THEIR HAY.
Believe the Prospect for- Better
Price Is Good.
VANCOUVER, B. C, Jan. 19. Bellev
Ing that the large exportatibns of hay this
week from Puget sound ports to Manila
will, to an extent, clean out the Sound
markets and prevent the importation of
hay into British Columbia, dealers
throughout this province are raising the
price. Thero is a scarcity ot hay in the
market, the farmers generally having de
termined to keep their crops in their
barns until toward spring, forcing prices
up to a still higher figure. Final official
permission has been secured by the Pacific
Coast Lumber Company for the erection
of a mill and wharves here.
News From Dallas.
DALLAS, Or., Jan. 19. County Treas
urer H. L. Fenton Issued a call today for
all warrants indorsed prior to June 1, 1E97.
The upper dam of the Thurston Broth
ers, used for logging, on the south fork
of the La Creole creek, was seriously
damaged by the last heavy rains. Repairs
are being made fast as possible, and flood
ing will he resumed when it shall be re
stored, Registration of voters is proceeding sat
isfactorily, though some trouble is had by
parties who cannot produce their natural
ization papers. It makes also double trou
ble to the politicians, who have to see
that all their friends register, and will
again have to drum them up at the polls.
To Leave Vancouver "Barracks.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Jan. 19. In ac
cordance with recent orders, A. M. Mc
Millen, cleric in the quartermaster's de
partment, has been transferred from Van
couver barracks to Fort Wright, Wash.
Mr. McMillen will leave for his new sta
tion early next week.
Major Henry Wygant, Twenty-fourth
infantry, wh,o has Been spending two
months on sick leave "with his family at
VawcmiTOr VifirrflMrs. PYT)frtfi to leave for
San Francisco within a week, en route
to Manila to rejoin his regiment
Attempted to Kill Himself.
LAKEVIEW, Jan. 15. Lem Heryford,
aged about 18 years, son of a stockman of
Lake county, became dlspondent yester
day over disappointment in a love af
fair and attempted to commit suicide by
takings, large dose of strychnine. He was
found by the roadside in convulsions ana
was brought to town, and by heroic treat
ment has been saved. He is said still to
declare that he will finish the job. His
people are prominent and wealthy, antt
young Heryford's prospects should be the
best in thfs county.
Mild Weather in Lake County.
LAKEVIEW, Jan. Ifi. There has been
a week of rain here regular Oregon mist
The snow has disappeared, except from
spots On the mountains, and tho roads
are terrible. It Is regarded as the warm
est weather fQr the season that has been
seen here" for years. Rabbit-driving will
have to be abandoned until it snows again,
although a few small drives are being
made, with some success.
J. R. Rupley, of Pullman,, has shipped
$12,000 worth of fat stock from Pullman
in the past two months.
Daniel Nowton has bought from Spencer
Gragg his fine farm of 320 acres on Dry
creek, northwest of Garfield, paying 37200
$22 50 an acre. It is a well improved
and choice farm.
George Holbrook last week shipped a
carload each of fat hogs and cattle to Wal
lace, Idaho, from Garfield. He paid $4 10
per 100 pounds for the pork, and $2 75 for
cows, and $3 25 for steers,
Three hundred and sixty students are
now enrolled at the Washington agricul
tural college, at Pullman. Professor John
Balmer, department of horticulture, has
resigned, to open a florists business on
The farmers of Pine City and vicinity,
In Whitman county, it is said, contem
plate engaging in sugar beet culture, it
the railroads can be prevailed upon to
furnish them proper transportation by
extension of a line to that burg.
The Waverly sugar factory closed the
season's work Thursday night, having
ground about 6000 tons of beets, and clos
ing with 4000 sacks of best quality on
hand. D. d Cbrbin, the promoter of that
sugar enterprise, says the beets were
found to be richer in saccharine substance
than was expected, and that he Is willing
to enter Into contract with growers to
J pay a higher price next season.
ANKEWY MEN ORGANIZE
HAVE FIRST REPUBLICAN CLUB IN
It "Was "Qaietly" Done, and Jn Said
i u Hotr lo Promise Great . Po
WALLA WALLA, Jan. 19. Politicians
of all shades of belief, and the general
public, were greatly surprised to see In
the Union an account of the formation
Wednesday evening of "The Republican
Club of Walla Walla County," in the
small room in the courthouse used as
chambers by Judge Brents. No intima
tion of the Intent to organize the club
had been given the general public, no call
for a meeting of republicans for that pur
pose had been circulated among the
members of that faith or published in the
dally papers. All that can be learned is
that word was quietly passed, with the
injunction "say nothing," to two dozen of
those known or supposed to be "the
faithful," and li of them met at the ap
pointed place, and, wrth drawn curtains
and guarded doors, went through the
forms of adopting a type-written form of
constitution and by-laws and the election
of officers of the club, to "hold office one
When the list of officers who acted at
the meeting, and who were elected as
officers of the club for a year, is studied,
it becomes apparent that many of them
were members of the democratic party
until the election of 1S9S, and some of
them did not then, publicly, proclaim they
Jhad gone back on the faith' they had
talked and, -voted all their live3.
It s understood that the old war-horses
'Of the republican pas'ty, men who have
been known as fighters in Its ranks for
from 20 to 30 years, were "not expected"
to be present at the organization of a
republican club. These men are naturally
a trifle put out, to uae a mild term, and
they hesitate to become followers of men
they have fought on many a political battle-field;
and they scout at the claim that
a club, organized in such an unusual
manner, will promote harmony In the par
ty. Some of them were very bitter In
their first comment on the performance.
One thipg made very evident by the
formation of the club is that the Ankeny
men have the first organization, and
those who are friendly to John L. Wilson,
John R. Allen or any other man must
either fall In line behind the Ankeny men
or organize another club.
POLITICS IN MALHEUR COUNTY.
Campaign Work Started Early Delc
KUto.'j to Republican Meeting?.
ONTARIO, Or., Jan. 19. At the annual
election of the McKlnley-Hobart Club the
following persons were elected officers for
the ensuing year: President, H. C. Lev
ens; vice-president, I. S. Geer; secretary,
A. W. Go wan; treasurer, H. M. Norton.
This club, after its five years' existence
under different names, starts out under
Its new organization with the most flatter
ing prospects, having steadily Increased its
membership until it now numbers 200, 25
per cent of which have been added since
the new year. The-following have been
elected delegates to the state league con
vention: George W. Hayes, C. W. Johnson, I. S.
Geer, M. H. Brenton, R. A. Miller, W. Y.
King and J. J. Donegan.
In the coming campaign the club pro
poses to take an active part, and Satur
day, the 20th, has been fixed as the open
ing event of the campaign. A fine musical
programme has been arranged, with suit
able exercises, and Hon. A. W. Gowan
has been invited to deliver the address.
Nver before in the history of the coun
ty has politics been so early discussed.
It Is believed that with harmony in the
republican rank3 the county can be won.
Democrats and populists are very much at
sea, with little hope of fusion. Some of
those who are supposed to understand
the situation thoroughly predict a possi
bility of four tickets being launched, in
the field and submitted to the people, to
wlt: Republican, democratic, populist and
socialist, the lattef having had quite an
accession to its ranks in the past year.
Republicans ot Ashland.
ASHLAND, Or., Jan. 19. At a largo and
enthusiastic meeting of the Ashland Re
publican Club, held tonight, the following
w.ere electod as Qffleers:
President, J. P. Dodge; vice-preddent, F.
D. Wagner; secretary, GeorgeEngle; ex
ecutive committee, H. Judge and H. L.
The 10 delegates selected to represent
the club at the meeting of the state league
of republican clubs, which will meet in
Portland February 6, were: Hon. E. V.
Carter, Captain J. L. May, C. B. Watson,
W. F. Wooden, C. F. Shepherd, C. H. Gil
lette, J. P. Dodge, D. H. Jackson, F. D.
Wagner and G. W. Crowson
Roselmrc Republican Club.
ROSEBURG, Or., Jan. 19. The Roser
burg McKinley Republican. Club elected
the following officers for the ensuing term
of two years: President, J. A. Buchanan;
vice-presidents, F. W. Benson and F. W:
Woolley; secretary, Johh H. Shupe;
treasurer, F. S. Godfrey.
The following delegates to the conven
tion of republican clubs were chosen:
Judge E. D. Stratford, J. T. Bridges. F.
W. Benson, Judge J. C. Fullerron, D. S.
K. Buick, O. F. Godfrey, E. L. Parrott,
Harry Sloeum and ex-Mayor A. C. Mars
ters. Democratic Rally at Mcdford.
MEDFORD, Or., Jan. 19. The demo
cratic rally at the opera-house Tuesday
night attracted little attention, and there
was a small attendance. Thomas Har
lan, of the Register-Democrat, made some
remarks, which were understood by a
popujist who was present to Indicate an
eager willingness to fuse with anything
fusible. Mr. Harlan once resided in Med
ford, buthls old friends here were not out
to hear his plans for saving the country.
Republicans of Cottage Grove.
COTTAGE GROVE, Jan. 19.The Cot
tage Grove Republican Club held a very
enthusiastic meeting last night, and elect
ed the following delegates to the state
league to be held in Portland February 6:
J. C. Long, J. W. Cook, C. H. Burk
holder, Darwin Brlstow and J. C. Howard.
The membership has been largely aug
mented since last meeting. Many who
supported the populist party have joined
this organization, and are taking an active
Delegates From Astoria.
ASTORIA, Jan. 19. At a meeting of tne
McKinley Republican Club, held this
evening, the following were elected dele
gates to the state league, which meets
in Portland February 6:
f. Q. A. Bowlby, H. D. Thing, W. T.
Scholfield, L. E. Hawes, F. J. Taylor,
W. T. Chutter, H. D. Gray, F. J. Car
ney, W. H. Barker, John L, Carlson,
Harrison Allen, C. T. Crosby, C. V.
Brown, C. W. Fulton, Frank Patton and
J. M. Young.
MONEY IN LAW-BOOKS,
San Franciseo House Buys From the
State ot. Oregon.
SALEM, Or., Jan. 19. When the last
legislature reduced the price of the Ore
gon supreme court reports to $3 it passed a
more sweeping measure than it supposed.
The Bancroft-Whitney Law-Book Pub
lishing Company, of San Francisco, has
purchased 300 volumes of the reports from
the state. Heretofore it has been the cus
tom of that company to get out an edi
tion of the reports for its customers, but
It now finds It more profitable to buy from
tho state to fill Its orders.
While the direct profit to the state Is
not large, the Increase in tho sales will
help defray the expenses of publication,
and the state will not have a Iarj;e stock
of books left on hand. The state pub
lished 800 copies of volume 3$ of the su
preme court reports, and fmmedlately
disposed of 300 copies to the Bancroft
City Recorder Judah has received from
Washington an official letter statins that
the purchase price has been ordered paid
for the site of Salem's new postoffice.
The money, $7500, will be (received, it is
supposed, through United States District
CQDFAX, Jan. 19. A, J. Knight, who
was under arre3t on a charge of resisting
an officer in the discharge of his duty,
after a two days' trial in the superior
court, was acquitted this afternoon. Kn'ght
had refused to pay a personal-property
tar, and, acting under the statute, the
county treasurer seized some of Knight's
household goods. The officer war just
loading the goods into a dray, when
Knight appeared on the scene, forclbly
ejected the officer, and carried the seized
articles back Into the house. Hia arrest
and trial followed. Defendant claimed
that a treasurer or deputy treasurer were
not officers under the law, and that pro
cess of restraint could not legally be exe
cuted by such an officer. The case will
be appealed to the superior court.
British Columbia Xaw .ts on Strike.
VANCOUVER, B. C, Jan. 19. The mem
bers of the bar are on a strike over the
fact that the judge of another county sits
on the bench in this county of Vancou
ver. The Bar Association adopted a reso
lution protesting against Judge Bole, of
Westminster, sitting here. Legal objec
tion to his jurisdiction will be taken to
the "court of appeals. An amendment to
the supreme court act with a view to pre
venting so many elttlngs of the supremo
court, will be drafted. Initial steps were,
incidentally taken in the matter of secur
ing the appointment of a judge for the
court of the county of Vancouver.
Forest Grove's Xctt Committees.
FOREST GROVE, Or., Jan. 19. The
newly elected city council held its first
meeting last night. Mayor F. T. Kane ap
pointed the following committees for the
On ordinances Large, Knox and Bailey.
Finance Knox, Smith and J. S. Buxton.
Streots and public property Bailey, J. S.
Buxton and Knox.
Health and police Largo, J. T. Buxton
Ways and Means Bailey. Smith and
J. T. Buxton.
Printing J. S. Buxton, Knox and Large.
Witness Sues Sheriff for Damages.
COLFAX, Jan. 19. Sheriff Canutt has
been sud by John Dodson on a charge
of Illegal arrest, damages being placed at
$5250. Dodon was a witness for the stato
in the case against John Weston, charged
with burglary. The committing magis
trate held Dodson under $200 bonds to ap
pear as a witness, and he was taken into
custody by the sheriff. Later the judge
decided to release the witness on his own
recognizance, when Attorney Reed cahed
on the sheriff and notified him that he
intended to sue him for damages, in tak
ing Dodson into custody without a war
rant. Game Was Imported.
VANCOUVER, B. C, Jan. 19. W. H.
Beaty, a commission merchant, was"
charged in the police court today with ex
posing quail at his store for sale during
the close season. His defense was tha:
the birds had been Imported, and that
therefore the charge of violating the game
law3 of British Columbia could not be sus
tained. Tho case was taken under advise
ment. The point of law Is being discussed
by the authorities, as much game comes
from Washington, Montana and other
Orecon Ciiy Conrt Tiewa.
OREGON CITY, Jan. 19. In the circuit
court the final report of C. O. T. Will
iams, assignee of the estate of Hamilton
Bros., Insolvent debtors, was approve.
Decrees of foreclosure were entered in the
suits of Charles Kyle vs. Henry von
Helms, and H. C. Stevens vs. Louise Rog
ers et al. William Trevor, of Multno
mah county, was granted a decree of di
vorce from Llllie Trevor, on the ground
of cruelty, and the defendant was given
permission to resume her maiden name.
Llllie. Lovelace. Nellie M. Stark, former
ly of Multnomah county, was granted a
divorce from George M. Stark, and given
permission to resume her maiden name,
Chinook 10 Cents a ronnd.
ASTORIA, Jam 19. Fish are still scare.
In the river, but as the weather Is very
moderate for this time of the year cuit.
a number of fishermen have put thc:r
nets in the water. The price for chinoofc
has been Taised to 10 cents per pound by
tho cold-storago people, but there are
but few to deliver. Steelheads are still
quoted at 6 cents and it Is reported that
quite a number are being caught up the
river, but very few below Tongue point.
Colnmbln River Fnlllngr.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Jan. 19. The Co
lumbia river, which rose more than 13
feet in the past 10 days, as a result of
the recent rans, is now steadily falling.
The water registered 12 feet 9 inches to
day. Joel Booib. Grovflngr WcaSccr.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan: 19. Joel Booth,
tho Lebanon medical student whose skuH
Mr. H.N. Warner, of Kearney,
"In 1S94 I was attacked witn
paralysis ia my left: side. You
might stick a pin to the head
into my left hip and I would not
feel it. I was unable to do any
kind.of work, and had to be turned
in bed. I fully made up my mind
that I could not be cured, as I had
used all kinds of medicine and had
tried many doctors. At last I
was advised to try Dr. Williams
Pink Pills for Pale People, and I
very reluctantly commenced their
use last September. Before I had
finished my first box I began to
feel much better, and by the time
I had used sis boxes the paralysis
disappeared; and although, two
months have passed since I finished
my last box, there has been no re
currence of the disease."
From (he Advertiser, Axtell, 2Tcb.
Dr. Williams' Pint Pills for Pale People
contain, in a condensed form, all the ele
ments necessary to give new life and richness
to the blood and restore shattered nerves.
They are an unfailing specific for such dis
eases as locomotor ataxia, articl paralysis,
St. Vitus' donee, sewtica, neuralgia rheu
matfsm, nervous headaehe. the after-effects of
la grippe, palpitation of the heart, "pale and
saUow complexions, all forms ot weakneso
either in male or female.
Dr. WHtlam Pink PlltifarPala Paoplearenaver
said bjtharojzan erhundisd, but al&ns n pack
ages. Atafl.dru'joJjts, or direst k am t n Dr. Wil
liams Msdirino Company. Schoneciady, M. Y., 60
cents per box, 6 bosss 32.60.
was fractured here a week ago, Is grow
ing weaker, and his recovery is very
doubtful. Dr. Born, who is attending
him, stated tonight that unless the patient
should rally tomorrow, his injury would
result fatally in less than two days.
To Invest In Itus.sin.
Washington. A special to the Chicago
Record says: According to present plans,
not less than $15,000,000 of Amer
ican capital will be Invested dur
ing the year in manufacturing
plants In the Russian emphfft chiefly at
St. Petersburg and Moscow. The West
inghouse Electric Company, of Pittsburg,
will put up a complete establishment at
f St. ePtersburg costing not less than 32,30.-
003. Crane Brothers, of Chicago, and the
QtanrlnrA Tuimrv T.mlre TtMH In-tfaat a a'TYlf-
lar amount In a pump factory at Mos
cow to manufacture American inventiors,
the Singer Sewing Maehlne Company will
duplicate one of Its biggest factories at
Moscow, an Investment of between $2t"l'
000 and $3,000,000; the stockholders in the
Baldwin locomotive works, of Philadel
phia, will establish a ?2.Q00.M plant on the
railway between St. Petersburg and Mos
cow. It will not have any official connec
tion with the Baldwin company, and Will
bear another title, although owned by the
same men. A firm of car builders whoso
names I cannot learn, a bridge-build ng
company and a manufacturer of patented
shoe-making machinery are also ner j-
j tlating for sites near the cities namci
with the encouragement ot tne .rcuse 1 in
government. All of these enterprises are
.going to Ruasior thruh tin nfteonwBt,il
ity of M. Routkowski. the financial atta
che of the Russan embassy In this city,
who has brought the former named and
several others into communication with
the officials of his government and secured
for them valuable advantages. Thoma3
Smith, the consul of the United States In
Russia, has also been Instrumental In pro
moting the movement. Repeated attempts
have been made to Induce the Cramps to
open a shipyard at Cronstadt or at some
other of the Russian ports, but thu3 far
they have not decided to do se.
. ' a 0
The first armored trains rased In war
fare were crudely built affairs and orig
inated during the civil war. In ap te
of this early use, it 13 a strange fact
that no patent have been Issued In this
country for armored cars, though .English
Inventors have made many important im
provements. Look at your tongue.
Is it coated ?
Then you have a bad
taste in your mouth every
morning. Your appetite
is poor, and food dis
tresses you. You have
frequent headaches and
are often dizzy. Your
stomach is weak and
your bowels are alvays
4 there's an old and re
name cure :
Ekm'e take a cathartic
dose and then stop. Bet
ter take a laxative dose
each night, Just enough to
cause one good free move
ment the day following.
You feel better the
very next day. Your
appetite returns, your
dyspepsia is cured, your
headaches pass away,
your tongue clears up,
your liver acts well, and
your bowels no longer
give you trouble.
Prltt, 25 csnts. All dregziato.
"I hava taken AVer's Plfla for 35
yesT3,and I consider them the best
sads. One pill does lae more good
thsa half a box of any other kind I
hsra ever trleo."
Hi5 2T.:E. Talbot,
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