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THE MOETIS'G OREGOSTLAN, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1900.
DAIRYMEN IN CONVENTION
AJTNCAL 3KKHTING OF THE O REG OX
ASSOCIATION AT ALBANY.
Large Attondanoe at the First Session
Valuable Papers Were
ALBANY. Or., Feb. 3Z-The large at
tendance at the annual meeting ef the
Oregon Dairymen's Ascodatton, -which be
gan at the covrthouee today for. a two
damns' semion, ks & striking evidence ef the
Increased attention which is being: given.!
to dairying throughout the state. One
hundred persons, the majority ef them
from the "Willamette valley, were In the
circuit courtroom when Thomas Paulsen,
president of the association, rapped for
order at 2 P. M. The great dairying dls
trlcte of Coos and Tillamook hays were
not represented because of the slowness
and uncertainty of travel to the valley
at this season of the year. Ax-Circuit
Judge H. tt. Hewitt delivered the address
of welcome, and President Paulsen, re
sponded. Papers were read by 6. W.
Weeks, of Salem, and G. L. Shaw, of
Albany, and Fred D. Culver, of Chicago,,
made a few remarks. Piano solos by Miss
Edna Howell completed the afternoon
Mr. Weeks' subject was "Soiling Crops."
He said the modern dairyman mast con
eider mitk-production from two stand
pointsper cow and per acre. He must
aim .to keep the best cows and to produce
the largest quantity of good milk food to
the acre. To do this and keep a caw at
her fullest capacity throughout the sea
son, Oregon dairymen must have recourse
to food other than that afforded by pas
ture. Mr. Weeks' experience has been
that the vetch gives the best results for
early spring feeding. Next in value is the
pea, sown tfy bushels to the acre, and
cross-sown with a bushel of oats to the
acre If a dairyman wishes to soil all
summer, it would be advisable to sow
one crop la March, another in April, and
others a long as grain will grow. Mr.
Weefcg expressed the opinion that dairy
men will have to adopt the silo to bridge
over the dry season. The silo, he de
clared, will prove the salvation of the
dairy Industry of Oregon.
"Building Up and Caring for a Dairy
Herd" was Mr. Shaw's subject. He said
that when a person sets about to build.
P a dairy herd, he should select regis
tered cattle. He should stick to the chosen
oree.d. for nothing is gained by cross-
rffif' Xt te not advisable under any
circumstances to build up a herd from
scrub breeds. Having made up a herd,
the dairyman should systematically weigh
the milk and make such other tests as will
determine the profitable cows. The heif
ers of the profitable cows should be saved
end raised, and unprofitable cows sent
to the slaughter-house. Judicious breed
ing if kept up. will Anally result in a
profitable herd. The remainder of Mr.
Shaw's paper was a plea for careful man
agement of the cow.
Mr. Culver did not coincide with views
frequently expressed that thoroughbreds
are essential in dairy herds. He favored
the orQfnary cow. and said thajt it was
careful management of the cow, and not
the cow herself, that made the profit. Mr.
Culver briefly reviewed the growth of
dairying hi Minnesota. Three successive
failures In wheatgrowing less than 15
3 ears ago caused farmers to embrace
dairying to save them from ruin. The
results have been marvelous. Where 30
years ago the Minnesota farmers bought
on credit, they now have bank accounts
end are under financial obligations to ro
one Mr Culver felt sure that the con
dition of unprofitableness 'n whsat cul
ture which forced the Minnesota farmer
Into dairying 13 years ago now prevails
In Oregon, and that now is the accept
ed time lor the development of dairying
in this state.
At the vemntr session. T. S. Towneend,
of Portland, spoke on "Manufacture of
liutter and Cheese." T. G. Farrell, of
I'o tland, on "The Commercial Side of
Dairying." and G. L. Rees, of Albany,
dtlivered a general address on dairying.
officers will be elected tomorrow after
noon G. L. Rees, of Albany, ie the only
me mentioned for the presidency.
FUNBRAL F PRIVATE MIXIER.
Ceadaeted by the Knights ef Pythias
SILVERTON. Or.. Feb. 12. The funeral
cJ Charles K. Mlnter. of company M, Sec
ond Oregon, who died in the Philippines of
Uphold fever, was held in Silverton, un
it r the auspices of the Knighte of Pythias,
iMnday. The special train chartered by
1 Li Pythiaas and bearing the remains
made stops at Canby. Barlow, Aurora,
Ki hoard and Woodburn, where members
. fie order and friends were waiting. Ar
i Jng at Silverton, they were met by the
fc htrton Marine band, friends of the de-
a-ed, Knights, Odd Fellows, Veterans
the G. A. R.. and cttisests.
The pubtec hail had eeeh beautifully dec-
c ated for the sad occasion, but, on tag
the immense crowd to be accommo-
led and the beauty of the day. It was
' Med to hold the exercises on the cam-
V s adjoining the public school building.
J V Kennedy, grand chancellor, com
r M1rr of the grand lodge, conducted the
x reifies. He spoke feethtgty and earn-
H of their brother the dead soldier.
T s remarks were listened to with pro
' r attention. L. R. Stinson, grand
k ,xr of records and seal, and Charles
Murphy, deputy grand chancellor of
' s district, were present, also Captain
I " rman, of Woodburn. and Superlnten
i' - Jones, of Salem. Charles Minier was
n mber of JC of P. Hermes, No. S6, of
-'' t ra and while is the Philippines all
t s done for him that eoM he done by
order. His funeral was the largest
funeral ever held In Silverton and
I wis burled m the Milter cemetery, a
miles east of the city.
1 MHcral ef a WaahlBgrten Volunteer.
WCOCVKR, Weatu, Feb. It The
- -W containing the remains of Ben-
ii p F Hubbard, of company G, Four
th Infantry, who ned while serving
t 4hf regiment In the Philippines, ar-
'i here today, from San Francisco.
" letcahw were taken In charge by
1 rmony lodge. No. t A. O. U. W.. of
i m of which deceased was a meni
l and wilt be burled under the aus
1 s of Harmony lodge, Wednesday. Fu
r Ml service wttl be conducted at Odd
I w' hall, at I o'etodk P. M.. by the
i r W assisted' by company G,
rmal Guard of Washington, aad the
H i-udr Army and Navy Union.
X'MIWVTWB M9UT CONTRACT.
ricnt t CitieeiM Ready- te Provide
MMtNNVHAJL Or. Feb. a. The city
o or or has received from e General
1 ' r Compan-. ef JScbeaectndy. N. Y.,
the vontract for the new dynamo and arc
I cht anparatus letween the dty of Mc
Mmni'le and that company, duly signed
b thorn When the bid of the company
wis accepted the row te the city council
f at Its height, and many thought the
rompam would not enter Into a contract,
bi t their action shows they think the
ninril which accepted their bid to be a
Since the affair In the council has euiet
ect down many IndfvMnals and the etty
links are ready and wttltng te furnish
V city with any money needfed. This
i'atement ht made at the moueet of the
irnor and majority of the cotmctt. who
tl nk these dispatches some time ago
cr ated an erroneous impression, ha eer-
I I n parts of the state, when It was stated
it' f it was currently reporum that capi
ta vts werld deettne to famish many.
The cent reort hs apuslwl tihe dri
Minc roe sKrsleers Hoc th itacrlete
Indicated- No. 1, E. B. Flett. 2. Scott
Brummer; 3, William Russell; 4, R, Mor
ris, 5, C. Bartholomew; G, J. P. Johnson;
7, "W. J. Stater; 8, W. E. Thomas, 9, J.
M. Robertson; 10, William Hamilton; 11,
Van Parker; 12, John Lindberg; 13, Ad
dle Braly. 14, Charles Taylor; 15, William
Casey; 16, Joe Draper; 17, John Willis;
IE, John Webber; 19, J. R. Forrest; 2,
Smith Stevens; 21. F. J. Stlmson; 22, A. M.
Waddel; 22. WilUam Dee: 24. B. S. Remr
mlngton; 25, J. B. Handley; 26, Charles
Mitchell; 27, D. M. Kirby; 23. George Gut
broad; 29, F. J. Steward; 31. Carey Bar
ker. The case of W. W. Smith, arrested for
drlvin on. the bicycle path in this coun
ty, was continued In Justice Snyder's
court today, until Wednesday. A. M.
THE LATE THOMAS
VILIA3IETTE VAL.IJ3Y TIONEER, ALAVAY'S PROMIET IN GOOD AVORKS
The death of Thomas Turner, which occurred at his home, six mllea northeast of Harrls
feure, February 7, removes from Linn county one of the plcneere who was alwaj-s Interested
In the upbuilding of all that was good In society. ,
Mr. Turner was always prominent in church work, and If any funds were needed for help
ing any charitable Institution he was ready to assist, both with his purse and Influence. "When
the Bible chair was endowed In the state unersity Mr. Turner was among the first to re
spond, and has since been one of Its stanch supporters. There are few men In the county whose
charitable Influence will be more missed than his.
Mr. Turner was bom In Indiana, January 16, 1S85, and moed to Iowa In 1847, where hits
parents resided until they crossed the plains to Oregon In 1852. They stopped near Scio, Linn
county, for a few months, Tmt settled near Harrlsburg, w here he ll ed until his death.
He sened through the Rogue rlier Indian war, and later did some mining In Southern
Oregon and California. wl,re he was quite successful. In 1869 he married Nancy Roblnett,
who died about four years later. Of the two children of this union one is living, Mrs. R. R.
Gill, of Portland. The cxner daughter surv Ived her mother only a short time.
Mr. Turner was married to Mahala Rice In 1SSC. His widow and only 'son, George H.
Turr-er, are living.
Waddel and H. D. Burdett, both promi
nent citizens, arrested since Smith was,
for the same offense, today each pleaded
guilty in the same court, and paid their
fines of $10 and costs.
Shooting: Affray nt Medford.
MDDFORD, Or., Feb. 12. As the re
sult of a saloon row, Budd Hamlin shot
and seriously wounded Ed Armstrong, a
brickmason, at Collins saloon at 5 P.
M. last night. The men quarreled, and
as Armstrong stepped outside the door
way Hamlin met him and fired four shota
at the former, three taking effect in the
calf of the leg, the groin and the back.
The attending physician says Armstrong
may recover. Hamlin was placed under
arrest, and his preliminary examination
was set for tomorrow before Justice Stew
art Walter Taylor's Trial Boffins.
WALLACE, Idaho, Pet). 12. The trial
of Walter Taylor, for the murder of Ed
Leroy, began in the district court today.
As a result of the fine weather, hay in
some parts of Harney county Is down to
58 56 per ton.
Lawrence Rowe Is In the Benton county
jail to answer the charge of stealing
two horses from a Chinaman.
Tonight, at Salem, well-known ladies
of the Capital city will give a banquet In
honor of Miss Susan B. Anthony's SOth
The three branches, of the "reform
forces" of Linn county are to meet at
Albany, on the 16th, and attempt to make
a fusion for the coming campaign.
Burglars, at Salem, who entered a groc
ery store, gave a demonstration of belief
jln the adage that "half a loaf is bet
ter than no bread." Part of a loaf is all
that is missed.
Joseph Stone Is putting out a new se en
acre hopyard. on Bear creek, a few miles
from Creswell, despite the discouraging
market He has received between KKX)
and 7000 hop roots from California to plant
A Milton dance, last Friday evening, was
disgraced by some young men, who
brought a gallon of whisky, and got sev
eral boys, 14 to 16 years old, in such a
state of intoxication that they had to
be taken home.
Miscreants at The Dalles threw down
a number of monuments in front of a
marble-cutter's place, the night of the
$th, doing several hundred dollars of
damage. A statue of an angel was broken
In two. Tie vandals escaped.
The Dalles Is considering a proposition
to establish a woolscouring mill at that
point the city to guarantee $25,009 worth
of 6 per cent first-mortgage bonds, pay
able in M years, and the promoter to
assume the remaining 515,000 worth.
A feature of a polltcal club meeting
at Burns, last week, was a phrenological
address by a lady, who examined the heads
of several prospective candidates for of
fice, reported favorably on each one, and
said Bite wished she had the privilege of
voting for them.
W. F. Bowker. of Crook county, was
killed near Hay creek on the 2d Inst lie 'Ninety per cent of the interior mills were
was driving a team down a grade when represented. The association was formed
a break of the harness let the tongue just a month ago, for the purpose of es
of the wagon drop, and he was pitched , tabllshing unJorm grades and prices. A
forward or dragged off by hanging to the schedule of prices was agreed upon and
lines. A wheel passed over his neck and Issued January 10. At last evening's meet
caused instant death. j ing the former prices were amended, ad
The savings-bank system introduced in vanclng prices on common boards and
the public schools of Salem, on January ! scantlings 50 cents per 1000 feet to take
1. is proving a wonderful success, says i effect March 1. The members reported
the Statesman. Though only In operation all mills were supplied with orders. The
& month, already a comfortable balance J demand from the Dakotas for common
is in the bank to the credit of the pupils, ' grades is better than it has ever been.
and the amount is growing steadily. The i Tho condition of the lumber business is
total number of depositors for the month I very good, and the prospects are encour
was 87-3 boys and 171 girls. The total i
amount deposited was $372 64, or nearly $1
for each depositor.
The woman's Christian Temperance
union, or wood River, recently sent fori
the surveyor of Wasco county to locate
the eastern boundary line of the town.
Hte survey showed that the bunkhouse of
the lumber company is 42 feet east of
the corporation line. This disqualifies
about 26 workmen, who nake their homo
at the bunkhouse, from voting for nood
River officers. Those men voted at the
hue tewn election, and mest of them
signed the potltkm for the saloon ttce&se.
OFF- FOR PUQET SOUND
DESTROYER GOLDSBOROUGH LEFT
Made GOod Headway Through a
Heavy Swell .Return of Fish.
ASTORIA, Or., Feb. 12. The torpedo
boat destroyer Goldsborough passed out
at 10:16 this morning, and started north
TURNER, OF LINN.
through a fairly heavy swell, and soon
passed out of sight behind a thick cloud
of black smoke, apparently making ex
cellent headway and runlng very fast.
It was the expressed Intention of Captain
Tatton to force her as fast as the con-
"dltlon of the sea and weather would per
Tramp Steamer Reported.
A tramp steamer was reported to be off
the mouth of the river this morning, and
It was believed to be the Japanese steam
ship Doyo Maru, from Yokohama, but It
proved to be some steamship bound foT
Puget sound, that was running in close.
Licenses for Fishing-.
Fish Commissioner Reed has returned
from his trip to the Umpqua. where he
went to find a proper location for a hatch
ery. On account of the high water ho
was unable to do so, and will return there
about the 1st of March, when the con
ditions are expected to be more favorable.
He will leave for Eastern Oregon in a
few days, to examine into the fishing in
terests of that part of the state. He
says that he does not propose to chase the
fishermen this year to make them secure
licenses, as they are fully familiar with
the law. After the time has expired for
them to procure licensee, any one found
fishing without them will be prosecuted
to the full extent of the law, and ex
cuses will not be accepted.
Farmer Kcnr Forest Gro-v e Shot Him
self Wnile Demented.
FOREST GROVE, Or., Feb. 12. Thomas
C. Parsons, who livej about four miles
west of here, shot himself with a shot
gun in the right temple this afternoon
while in a demented condition. No par
ticulars, of the case are known, except
that he had been receiving Christian
Sclenco treatment. Drs. Large and Via
nave gone from here to attend him, and
no report has yet been received as to his
chances for recovery.
The city council's session Saturday even
ing again brought up the liquor prosecu
tions by the appearance of three more
bills In the Miller case witnesses' and
marshal's fees and hall rent in all $46 60.
At the last meeting of the old council
the recorder got through his bill, $34 65,
on a tie vote, which the mayor decided
in his favor, but the present mayor is
known to be opposed to the city bearing
these expenses. A' fund was raised by the
Law and Order Loague, for paying such
costs, and the council, some of whom were
contributors, decided to lay over the bills
for another month In the hope that the
league might be Induced to make some
provision for their payment Nat only
is this $80 involved, but they do not care
to commit themselves to the expensive
litigation bound to follow the appeal
which has been taken to the circuit court.
LUMBER PRICES ADVANCED.
Action by Southwestern Washington
CHEHAL1S, Wash., Feb. 1L A meeting
of the members of the Southwestern
Washington Lumber Manufacturers' As-
soclatlon was hpia in this ritv last nmitor
aging. The next regular meeting of the
association will be held at Centralia
At Orcgpn City.
OREGON CITY. ' Feb. 12. Lincoln's
birthday was celebrated tonight at the
armory, under the auspices of Meade 'Re
lief Corps. Among the features were an
exhibition drill by separate company F,
O. N. G., addresses by Senator Brownell,
County Judge Ryan, Mayor Latourette,
C A. Williams and R. A. Miller. Rev. A.
J, Montgomery conducted the devotional
services, and the musical programme con
sisted of a duet by Mrs. W. C Green, Mrs.
B. M. Doollttle and Miss Anna Smith;
solos by Mrs. E. A, Sheahan and C. A. Mil
ler, and a selection by the Congregational J
M'MINNVILLE, Or.. "Feb. 12. Lincoln
memorial services were held tonight at
the Baptist church, under the auspices of
the" ladles of the G. A. R. Members of the
G. A. R. and ministers of the various
churches made addresses and a good lit
erary programme was rendered.
TACOMA, Wash.. Feb. 12. A holiday was
observed in the courts, public buildings
and public schools in memory of Lincoln.
From Southern Oregon Mines.
J. L. Atkinson and A. B. Cous'n are up
from their mines in Southern Oregon,
where, under the management of Mr.
Cousin, they are operating a splendidly
equipped hydraulic plant. During the past
six months they have expended several
thousand dollars In a high-line ditch,
flumes and pipe, and are very well pleased
with the prospects before them. This
property has been owned by Mr. Cousin
for six years, and worked during the win
ter -ino'nths to considerable profit, even on
a small scale, while with the present fa
cilities big returns of nuggets and dusl
are expected. Mr. Atkinson has taken an
active Interest in mining for 50 years, and
though 77 years old, can stand a rough
stage trip, climb the mountain trails and
eat plain miners' fare like a young man.
He thinks Southern Oregon is the b st
placer-mining country on the coast. A
property once properly equipped can be
worked every day in the year, and even
if there are a few months in the summer
time when the water Is low, there is much
to do in work preparatory to the next
naason's run. He has some specimens of
the mine that speak for themselves. This
winter has been a very successful one for
the miners throughout Josephine and
Jackson counties. Men are in demand,
and good wages offered.
Quotations of Mining Stocks.
SPOKANE, Feb. 12. The closing bids for
mining stocks today were:
Blacktall $0 OSVijMornlng Glory ...$0 02
Butte & Boston
Deer Trail No. 2
Evening Star ..
Noble Five 0
Princess Maud... 6
Palmer Mt. Tun. 15
Keservation .... 8
Rossland Giant . i j
Jim Blaine 17
uone .Fine surp.
14VdTVwn Thumb 16
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 12. The official clos
lrg quotations of mining stocks today were:
Alta ... S.
.$0 OlIMexican $0 25
2Occieental Con ... 32
Best & Belcher.
ofOphlr ., 57
Seg. Belcher ..
Con. CaL & Va..,
Clown Point .....
Gould & Curry..
Hale & Norcross.
Kentuck Con ....
Lady Wash. Con.
Standard 2 65
2 yellow u ticket ..
Jackson County Prohibitionists.
MEDFORD, Or., Feb. 12. The county
prohibition convention held here Saturday
afternoon declared for the single Issue of
the prohibition of the manufacture and
sale of alcoholic liquor as a beverage.
The following county ticket was nominat
ed: Representatives, C. H. Hoxie, Med
ford, and William Sydow, Central Point;
county judge, A. S. Jacobs, Central Point;
county commissioner, W. A. Cordell, Ash
land; clerk, B. J. Day, Jacksonville; sher
iff, J. W. Marksburg, Gold Hill; treasurer,
Rev. E. Russ, Medford; recorder, J. S,
Downy, Ashland; assessor, W. W. Estes,
Talent; school superintendent, J. M. Hor
ton, Jacksonville; surveyor, A. Andrews,
Medford; coroner, J. W. Odgers, Medford;
S. J. Day, Rev. E. Russ and J. M. Horton
were elected as the county central com
mittee. 'Active work will begin at once,
and the assistance qf J. G. Woolley, the
noted temperance orator, 4s expected in
Funeral of Mrs. Joseph Breezley.
THE DALLES, Or., Feb. 12. The re
mains of -Mrs. Joseph Breezley arrived
here from Chicago today, her death hav
ing occurred there some months ago. Mrs.
Breezley was one of the best-known pio
neers in the state, having emigrated to
the coast with "her husband in 1850. They
crossed the plains with tb,e famous train
of Colonel R. R. Moore, deceased, of
Salem, Or., along with a great many oth
ers who have since become prominent In
the development of the state. Deceased
was one of the last survivors of this crowd
of pioneers. Mrs. Breezley's maiden
name was Jane Barr. She was born in
Bloomfleld, 111., In 1821, and married Jo
seph Breezley In 1842, just 10 years before
starting West. Of the 12 children born,
only three are living at presentMrs.
Fred Smith, of Crook county; Mr. Frank
Breezley, of Notion. Wash., and Mrs.
Grover Simpson, of Chicago. The funeral
will take place tomorrow.
- m Mining: Man Disappears.
SEATTLE, Feb. 12. J. E. Fulton, an
elderly mining expert, claiming to repre
sent Eastern capital, who left Skagway,
Alaska, December 23, saying he was going
to White Horse, has mysteriously disap
peared. Nothing has been heard from
him since, and It is feared he is lost or
has met with foul play.
Some of the farmers of Kittitas county
are talking of engaging in the raising of
Spokane Is to havo an Eastern Washing
ton interscholaetp field day tho coming
W. H. Peatross, of North Yakima, sold
his entire flock of 5000 sheep to Coffin
Bros., of the same place, last week.
A new lumber mill, to cost In the neigh
borhood of $250,000, and employ 250 men,
w ill soon be built at Everett.
Public meetings have beea forbidden at
Wenatchee on account of the smallpox,
and every effort Is being made to stamp
out the plague.
Ar artesian well will be put down right
aw-ay In the Wenatchee valley, as an ex
periment, and If it proves successful the
valley will be watered In that way.
C. H. Bartlett of Yakima City, bought
53 tons of hay last week of John Clemen.
Of this lot 200 tons Is timothy, and Is
now being baled for the Philippines.
During the coming summer, a model
rifle range will be established between Ta
coma .and Seattle, upon which contests of
thetJatlonal Guard will be conducted twice
There are, in Walla Walla county, S4.S25
acres of vacant government land. In
Whitman there are 69.912 acres. In Colum
bia 30,778,' In Garfield 27,191, in AsoUn
Last week's wind storm was rather se
vere about Tekoa, and blew down H. H.
Ndtjle's bam, 3& miles north of that
town. The building was a frame one, 60x
120 feet. One horse was killed and four
others, and two cows escaped unhurt Tho
loss Is about $500.
Rev. S. S. Sulliger. of Whatcom, Is
an applicant for the position of chaplain
In the First regiment of the National
Guard of Washington. His application has
been Indorsed by Colonel Weisenburger,
the officers of the local company and
friends in Olympla.
Our Increased Trade With China.
England can no longer compete with us
in the shipment of many products to
China. Our trade with the Chinese has
Increased almost 40 per cent within the
last year. This Is merely natural. The
best wins In everything. For a like rea
son, Hostetter's Stomach Bitters, the best
remedy In the country, has for 50 years
acknowledged no superior to cure constl
pation, indigestion, dyspepsia and biliousness.
1 There's nothing so bad for I
1 a Cough as Coughing! I
jHf For sixty years this has been the one great household B
Sk remedy for all throat and lung troubles. fl
1 There's nothing so good for I
m Three si:: 25c, soc., i nerry a ectoraii H
NITRATE VERSUS WHEAT
WEST COAST AGAIN DIVERTING
TONNAGE FROM NORTHWEST.
Klnfauns Coming From Honolulu.
Liability of a Shipowner
The British ship Nellie Troop has been
chartered to proceed In "ballast from
Shanghai to Iquikue to load nitrate for
Europe at 30s. Several ships which were
offering for wheat business out of this
port lat season made a similar voyage,
although the differential was hardly as
great as now exists. With a nitrate de
mand taking up ships at 40s, grain freights
are naturally very firm, and hardly any
thing is obtainable at less than 40s. This
rate has been paid, but exporters will
probably confine their chartering to actual
necessities until they can secure tonnage
at more reasonable rates, or at least until
there is more wheat offering. Some new
crop business has been done within the
past -week, at pretty stiff rates, for ships
six months away, but as the ships char
tered for this distant business are pretty
well divided up among half a dozen oper
ators, there is not much liability of any
great individual loss ensuing, even though
the growing crop should fail to turn out
as well as is expected.
While there is a fairly heavy list of
tonage now "headed for this port, there are
but two vessels which are due, and even
these may not be along before the end of
the month. They are the British ship Al
legiance, 32 days from Shanghai, and the
British bark Klnfauns, 13 days from Hono
lulu. If the latter vessel is so unfortu
nate as to meet with an experience such
as she encountered on a voyage made to
this port about 10 years ago, she will not
get around on time. In 18SS she came up
off the mouth of the river, and, after tak
ing a pilot aboard, was blown several hun
dred miles down to the south, and after
battling with contrary winds for seven
weeks, finally put into San Francisco
ahort of provisions.
LENNOX DUE TODAY.
U. S. Transport Returns From Manila
by Way of Japan Ports.
Tho steamship Lennox, from Manila, by
way of Kobe, and the steamship Doyu
Maru, from Honolulu, are both expected
this morning. A coast collier passing
north yesterday lingered for a short time
off the mouth of the river, apparently
making some repairs to her machinery,
and she was thought to "be bound in. She
was mistaken for the Doyu Maru, but
moved north, about half an hour later.
Honolulu papers of February 2 report
the Doyu still in port, but as she had
been there nearly three weeks, she may
have left almost any time after the de
parture of the steamer which brought
Vessels Must Serve Notice That They
Will Not Be Responsible for Debts.
A New York judge has decided that it
is necessary for a master to give due no
tice that he will not be responsible for
any debts contracted by the crew. The
complaint was based on the delay by the
agents of publishing the customary notce.
The case was entitled "Isaac Chernkoof
vs. the steamship Kentlgern." It devel
oped at the hearing that a ship notice was
published by the agents of the vessel July
25 last, but that the vesesl had arrived
here and the debt had been contracted by
the crew before the notice was printed.
Chernkoof, an outfitter to seamen, libeled
the Kenfigern for the nonpayment of a
bill by certa.n members of the crew of
that vessel. Acocrdlng to the testimony
submitted, clothing was furntehed to the
seamen on the order of the chief engi
neer, who claims that he gave the order
J, under the direction of the captain. The
libellant asesrts that the clothing was
sold to the crew July 22, 1S99, that he
went to collect the bill on the 24th, but
(that the captain was not on board, and
that on the 25th the following ship nonce
was published in the Journal of Com
merce and Commercial Bulletin: "All per
sons are hereby cautioned against har
boring or trusting any of the crew of the
British steamship Kentlgern, Valentine,
master, from Coronel, via Philadelphia,
as no debts of their contracting will be
paid by the master, owners or J. H. Win
chester & Co., agents. Produce Exchange
(DEATHS ON THE MARU.
Report That Two Victims of Beti-Beri
Have Died nt Port Townsend.
It la reported that two men have died
at the Port Townsend quarantine station
from a disease resembling berl-beri, a
scourge similar to the bubonic plague.
The victims were on board the Japanese
steamship Nanayu Maru, and, while every
effort has been made to keep the matter
quiet, enough has leaked out practically
to confirm the suspicions regarding the
dread disease. The Port Townsend cor
respondent of a Seattle paper has the
following regarding the matter:
A sensation resulted upon the receipt
of information from an eminently reliable
source to the effect that there had been
two deaths among the quarantined peo
ple on the Japanese steamship Nanayu
Maru, which vessel has been held at
Diamond point the past 10 days, since
her arrival from Yokohama, via Hono
lulu. The Nanayu was pronounced by the
quarantine authorities as the dirtiest
packet that ever came Under their Inspec
tion, and it was alleged that the cleaning
up of thl3 filth was the reason for detain
ing the vessel so long. Now It appears
that It was something more serious, for
tihat the deaths reported actually occurred
there can be no doubt whatever.
Dr. Foster unsuccessfully concealed his
surprise when interrogated about the case.
He neither affirmed nor denied the asser
tion, simply saying that all Information
concerning the vessel and her passengers
would not be given out until they were
released from quarantine.
British Ship Ashore on Jersey Coast.
NEW YORK, Feb. 12. The British ship
County of Edlburgh went ashore at about
10 o'clock last night close to Manasquan
life-saving station, on the Jersey coast,
hear Point Pleasant. She is hard and fast
aground, and is expected to break up be
fore morning. The crew were taken oft in
the breeches buoy by the life-savers.
The Goldsborough crossed out to sea
yesterday morning, and as the Weathe
was moderate, she no doubt made a good
passage up the coast.
The steamer Columbia sailed for San
Francisco yesterday morning, and the
State sailed from San Francisco for Port
land about noon yesterday.
The German ship Chile will probably
finish loading tpmorrow. The County of
Merioneth commenced working yesterday,
and the Belmont and C. S. Bement were
The steamer Hasealo broke a pitman
strap von the up trip from Astoria yes
terday, and will be laid up for repairs
for a short time. The steamer was not
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Domestic and Foreign Fort.
ASTORIA. Or, Feb. 12. Arrived down
at 12:46 British ship St. Enoch. Sailed
At 9 A. M., steamer Columbia, for San
Francisco; at lo:li A. M., torpedo-boat
Gokteborough, for Paget sound. Passed
north at 9 A M Large steamship. Con
dition of bar at 4:39 P. X , moderate, wind
southeast; weather cloudy.
San Pedro, Feb. K. Arrived Steamer
Dfeoatch, from Portland.
San Francisco, Feb. tt. Sailed Bteamer
State of California, for Portland; steamer
Empire, for Coos bay.
Liverpool. Pen. 32. Arrived Pmnland,
from Ph8adepMa; Teutonic, from New
York; Georgie, from New York.
Naples, Feb. 12. SalM Bme, for New
Nagasaki, Fb. 12. Sailed Port Stev
ens, for Seattle.
New York, Feb. 13. Arrived Armenia,
San Franeisce, Feb. 12. Sailed Steamer
State of California, for Astoria and Port
land; steamer Empire, for Coos bay
Seattle Arrived Feb. 11. Steamer Al K ,
from Dyea, steamer Dirigo, from Dyoa.
. Coes bay, Feb. 13. Smiled Steamer Ho
mer, for Portland.
The Unclaimed Orejcen Dead.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. B.-Arraig-ments
are betrttr made to send all .ra
bodies of Oregon soldiers which are nn
claim, m this city, to Portland. Or , where
they will be burled In a plot purchased
by the National Guard of Oregon. Gov
ernor Geer, of Oregon, secured permission
from the department at Washinston for
this transfer. According to the usual cus
tom all unclaimed bodies of soldiers are
buried In the national military cemetery.
Sndden Death ef a Brewer.
SEATTLE, Wash.. Feb. 13, Wiegand
Roth, a brewer and a stranger in the
city, died In an epileptic lit at the Great
Northern depot this morning. Roth had
been in the elty only a short time, and the
only way bis identity could be established
was by means of a card of member; K p
in the National Brewers' Union, which
was found in his pocket The card was
issued by the California branch of the
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Bcrl Berl at Pert Townsend.
PORT TOWNSEND. Wash.. Feb. 12
The Japanese steamer Nanyo Masu, which
has been detained at the Diamond point
quarantine station for 14 days, was to
have been released today, but owing to a
third member of her crew dying, and 17
more taking sick with the Oriental dts
ease called bert berl, she wftt fee detained
for a longer period.
WASHINGTON. Feb M. The president
today sent to the senate the nomination
ef George P. Johnson, as postowaeter of
I Payette. Idaho.
An Oresrea Fefttmaatar.
WASHINGTON. Feb 12-J. L. Arsenr.
was. appointed postmaster at Caayonvlllo,
Or., vice G. W Carter, removed.
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