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THE MOBNIH& OREGONIAK SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 1900.
FOR PUBLIC HEALTH
Quarantine Against the City of
RECOMMENDED BY STATE BOARD
Northern Pacific Asked Xot to Carry
Passcngcra From the Town Till
Smallpox J Checked.
CHEHALIS, Wash., March 2. Dr. J.
T. Lee, President of the State Board of
Health, and Dr. F. M. Schug, Commis
sioner of Health of Tacoma, were in Che
halls today consulting -with the County
Commissioners and the Chehalis Board of
Health. At the suggestion of Dr. Lee, the
Commissioners made provision for quar
antining all of the country about Cen
tralis and passed a resolution requesting
the Northern Pacific Railway Company
not to carry passengers from Centralla
on their trains until the contagious die
ease prevalent there shall have been
checked. The Chehalis Board of Health
has also established an absolute quaran
tine against the Infected district
LOOKING FOR FACILITIES.
Paul F. Molir Talks About Terminal
for His System.
ASTORIA, March 2. Paul Mohr was
in the city today looking over the water
front for terminal grounds for the line of
boats that will connect with his portage
railway. Mr. Mohr said that he did not
come to Astoria asking for a subsidy or
a free site upon which to erect ware
houses; all he asked was fair treatment,
as his company desired either to lease
or buy suitable property, if it could be
secured at a reasonable figure. In speak
ing of the prospects for his company, ha
said that nine-tenths of the hardest work
had already been accomplished on tha
portage road, and that it would be ready
or use by the 1st of April. The company
has, he says, already made contracts
with farmers for two years to carry their
praln to tide water, and these contracts
are sufficient to more than pay the oper
ating expenses of the road. Mr. Mohr
said that he had no proposition to make
to the citizens of Astoria at present, but
will report his observations to the di
rectors of the company and will then re
turn in about a week with a definite prop
osition to submit.
Good Price for Butter Fat.
The report of Secretary Carnahan, of
the Clatsop Dairy Association, for the
eight months between A'pril 1 and De
cember 1 of last year shows the profits
to be derived from dairying in this coun
ty. The association is composed of four
of the Clatsop Plains fanners, and their
cows number but ISO. The report shows
that during the eight months the asso
ciation received 530,630 pounds of milk,
from, which was obtained 19,846 pounds of
t butter fat No butter was made, but the
output was 53,573 pounds of cheese. The
gross receipts were J5GS1 10 and the ex
pense of operation was $SS9 19, leaving the
not proceeds $4791 9L The average value
of butter fat for the season was 24.1 cents
per pound, which beats the returns of
the Tillamook creamery by 1 cent per
Want Larsre Damages.
An amended complaint was filed in the
Circuit Court today in the case of John
Pentllla vs. the Clatsop Mill Company, a
suit to recover $20,114 damages for In
juries sustained by the plaintiff while he
was employed In the defendant's mill.
The amended complaint differs from the
old one in that it alleges that the saw at
which the plaintiff was at work and by
the breaking of which he was Injured was
"old, cracked and worn" and unfit for use.
Acquitted on One Cliarjcc
The trial of Axel Isakson on the charge
of larceny from a 4welling was held in the
Circuit Court today, and the jury this
evening returned a verdict of not guilty.
Ieakson is a rancher, living in the Neha
lem Valley, and the specific charge against
him was burglarising the residence of
John Wisner. a neighbor, and stealing a
number of carpenter's tools. The acquit
tal was occasioned by the inability of
Wisner positively to identify the stolen
property. A second indictment has been
found against the defendant on a similar
charge, and that case will be heard tomorrow.
"WILL GET IXTO TIIE COURTS.
iMfueulty ATJoat ATiHoriitlon of a Ta
coma "Investment" Company.
TACOMA, March 2. There was an an
imated meeting of the contract holders of
the Mutual Investment Company held
here today. The Pacific Coast Invest
ment Company, of Portland, recently ab
sorbed the former company, and President
Motter was present to secure a transfer of
the contracts. The scheme of the Tacoma
company was such that the first mem
bers by paying a small weekly sum stood
a chance to win big money, but those
down on the list were almost sure to lose
their money in the end. .The business
flourished while new members came in but
the end has come. There are a large
number of' contracts out in Seattle,
Spokane and through the state. There
was a general disposition to let the con
tracts lapse, the members preferring to
lose what they have already paid. Pres
ident Motter said his company was a
legitimate business proposition while the
Tacoma scheme was simply a gamble.
The matter will probaoly be taken into
the courts before a settlement is reached.
INCREASED TAX PAYMENTS.
Benton County Sent First Money to
the State Treasurer.
CORVALLIS. March 2. The Sheriff of
Benton County has already collected $9100
in taxes for the current year. The roll
"went into his hands February 1, and was
the first roll In the state to be ready for
the Sheriff's use in tax collecting. The
County Treasurer remitted 52500 to the
State Treasurer, the remittance being the
Jlrst state taxes received for the year at
the State Treasurer's office. So far, of
the 1S00 taxpavers in the county, 1S5 have
paid their taxes. At this time last year
the Sheriff had collected only about ?30M
Benton Republican Dates.
At a meeting of the Republican County
Contra! Committee, held yesterday after
noon, March 31 was set as the date for
holding the primaries, and April 7 for the
BELIEVES IT "WAS POISON.
Opinion of Father of One of the Suf
fering Lacomb Girls.
LEBAXOX, Or., March 2. The doctor
who attended the two girls at Lacomb
who were supposed to have been poisoned
with candy a few days ago says that
neither of the girls expressed herself to
liim as to the cause of her illness. The
mallcarrler from Lacomb says that he
has never heard of any opinion from the
girls, but he was talking with the father
of one of them today, and the father was
firmly of the opinion that his girl was
poisoned by eating a piece of candy just
before arriving at the schoolhouse. La
comb Is about 12 miles from here. The
mallcarrler says the girls are still Im
proving. CAPE NOME NO PORT OF ENTRY.
Preparations of Canadians to Take
the Trade Defeated the Project.
WASHINGTON, March 2. The attention
of the Treasury Department has been
called to the advertisements of Canadian
steamship lines soliciting freight to be
shipped during the coming season from
Seattle to Cape Nome. This was done
upon the erroneous assumption that Cape
Nome would be made a sub-port of entry
of the United States. The route of these
chlpments, it sas intended, should be from
Seattle to Vancouver by rail, a distance of
50 or CO miles, thence to Cape Nome by
steamer, thus evading, according to the
officials, our laws, which prohibit foreign
vessels from carrying goods from one port
In the United States to another. The de
partment. In view of this fact has de
cided, for the present at least not to
make Cape Nome a sub-port of entry,
leaving St Michael the nearest port to
the new gold fields. The effect of this ac
tion will be to preserve the trade with
Cape Nome to American vessels.
ARRESTED FOR COUNTERFEITING.
Charjje Against Two Hobos at In
dependence Suspicions Material.
INDEPENDENCE, Or., March 2, To
day Constable Marin arrested two hobos
for passing counterfeit quarter dollars
as they were leaving town. In their room
counterfeiting materials and tools were
found. They have been in the city sev
eral days. The first news of the men
came, from Hall's ferry. They have been
traveling extensively over the Northwest,
and are supposed to have passed a great
deal of counterfeit coin. They will not
talk about the matter.
Notes of Monroe.
MONROE, Or., March 2. Yesterday, at
Dusty, Mrs. David Perrin was thrown
from a hack and fractured the bones of
her arm. The Injured woman is over 00
years of age.
Workmen yesterday tore up the Long
Tom bridge, at Monroe, and today the
United States mallcarrler was compelled
to go by another route to reach Junction
City. Several days will be occupied in its
Lambing is progressing rapidly, the
young woolgrowers being especially large
and healthy this season. This is due to
the mild weather and plentiful supply of
grass, which has prevailed throughout the
winter. Old sheep command $3 to $5 per
head here and are hard to secuTe, even at
Two Injured ly Falling.
OREGON CITY, Or., March 2. Mrs.
Emma Latourette, whose home Is with
her daughter. Mrs. M. L. Driggs, in
Portland, while visiting her son, Mayor
Latourette, of this city, fell down a
short flight of steps "Wednesday night,
suffering very serious injury for one of
her years, but she Is now Improving.
"Wednesday night, while returning with
several other men from a lodge meeting
at Clackamas, County Judge Ryan fell
through a railroad trestle to the ground,
10 feet below, receiving severe Injury. He
was unconscious for some time then, and
the next day suffered a similar attack,
supposed to have been due to concussion
of the brain.
To Help the Poor.
VANCOUVER, "Wash., March 2. At a
woman's meeting held at the residence ot
Mrs. M. L. F. Hidden, yesterday, in the
Interest of public charity. It was decided
to take steps toward the relief of desti
tute people residing in this city and vicin
ity. A number of cases of worthy families
in distress were reported at the meeting,
and steps looking to the relief of their
wants were taken at once. A canvass of
the city under the auspices of these char
itable women will be made, for the double
purpose of ascertaining who are in need
of assistance and of raising funds and sup- .
plies necessary for their relief.
G. P. Cadvrcll, of Salem.
SALEM, March 2. George P. Cadwell
died at his home In East Salem this morn
ing, at the age of 61 years. The deceased
was a native of Ohio, and came to Salem
from Nebraska six years ago. He served
Jn Company H, Eighth Ohio Infantry,
until October 12, 1S64, whem he was dis
charged on account of disability, occa
sioned by the loss of an arm. in the serv
ice. During his residence in Salem, Mr.
Cadwell was prominent in the political
affairs of the Populist party. In 1895 he
was one of the candidates on the Popu
list Legislative ticket Deceased leaves
two sons and one daughter Percy, Morti
mer and Ala, all residents of Salem. The
funeral will be conducted next Sunday
from the residence. The services will be
under the auspices of the G. A. R.
Mrs. Lacey, Pioneer of 1S52.
OREGON CITY, March 2. Mrs. Eliza
beth Ann Lacey, an Oregon pioneer of
1S52, died last night at the home of her
son, A. Lacey, at Springwater, aged 73,
having survived her husband only a few
months. She left the following children:
Mrs. Fannie Dean, Crook County; A.
Lacy, Springwater; Mrs. Mary Edmln
ston. San Francisco; Mrs. C. M. Folsom,
Mils Bertha Savage, of Salem.
SALEM, March 2. Miss Bertha Savage,
age 2S, died at her home in "West Salem
Thursday night, March L of tuberculosis.
Deceased was well known In this city,
where two years ago she was graduated
as a nurse from the Salem Hospital. The
funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon.
Died at the Asylum.
SALEM, Or., March 2. Mrs. Samuel
Hastings, age 42, died at the asylum to
day. She was received at the asylum from
Clackamas County several years ago. Her
husband resides at Sumpter.
The Bucoda Manufacturing Company's
plant at Bucoda wossold at auction Thurs
day for $23,300. It Is sld to be worth three
times that sum.
Everett Democrats are preparing to cel
ebrate April 13, Jefferson's birthday. Gov
ernor Rogers and other prominent Popu
lists of the state will be Invited to at
tend. B. D. Crocker has purchased the Union
from Franklin, Armstrong & La Due for
56500. says the Walla Walla Argus. The
former proprietors have had control just
a year. The paper -under the new man
agement will be an. Ankeny organ, with
Mrs. Samantha Mace died at her home
in Kent, aged 71 years. She settled In
Oregon in 1S50, marrying there, and came
to her late home abe-ut eight years ago.
Joseph M. Covington died at h!s home
In Falrhaven, aged 73 years. He has been
a resident there since 1S79, going there
from California, where he had been since
A man giving the name of Inman has
been traveling about Cowlitz County pre
tending to be a timber speculator and
saw mill man, sponging his living and bor
rowing small sums from men whom he
has promised to deal with. He exhibited
impressive letters from machinery deal
ers and others that tended to mislead
In Cowlitz County there were but few
cattle fed during the past winter, not
withstanding the repeated reports to the
contrary, says the Castel Rock Advocate.
The cause is attributed to the fact that in
the autumn the prices for cattle were
so alluring that many who had the stock
sold most of them, and in addition, hay
was being bought by jobbers at such a
favorable figure that those who had the
commodity to sell disposed of it and pre
cluded the posslbilltly of feeding more
stock later on.
The right of the city and county to tax
franchises is to be tested under a new
theory. The State Supreme Court in the
case of the Spokane Electric Illuminat
ing Company vs. Spokane County recent
ly decided that the county had the right
to tax the franchise of that company
which was granted by the city. The
"Western Union Telegraph Company Wed
nesday began an action to test the right of
the Assessor to tax Its franchise, wh.ch
It claims Is held only from the federal
government Of Its tax of $534 the com
pany alleges that $103 Is on its franchise,
and It declines to pay V
INDIAN BOY'S GOOD LUCK
APPOINTED TO PLAY "WITH A BAND
THAT "WILL TOUR EUROPE.
He 13 a Prince of the Rogue River
Tribe and Is a Genius for Making-
SALEM, March 2. Robert De Poe, a
pupil of the United States Indian Training
School at Chemawa, has been notified of
his appointment to membership In the
famous Carlisle Indian Band, of Carlisle,
Pa. He has been instructed to report at
the Carlisle School Immediately, and
transportation has been furnished him
by the Government for that purpose.
De Poe Is 23 years of age, and Is of
the Rogue River tribe of Indians. He Is
very capable with musical Instruments,
and plays almost any instrument given
him. In the Carlisle band he will play
the euphonium. The band will start
March 16 on a 1C weeks' tour of the United
States, and after a short vacation at Car
lisle will make a 10 weeks' tour of Europe,
closing with an engagement at the Paris
De Poe's father is said to have been
an Indian chief of the Rogue River tribe,
and is now an honored resident ot the
Joaquin Miller Visits the Capitol.
Joaquin Miller delivered a lecture at
Willamette University this evening on the
subject, "Our Arctic Empire." with a
prelude on "Lessons Not Found In
Books." The lecture was attended by a
large audience of representative people
of this city.
This afternoon Joaquin Miller paid a
visit to the capitol and Introduced him
self to the state officials. He expressed
himself as greatly pleased with the "farm
er Governor," and said he now "had the
pleasure of being acquainted with the
first and last Governors of this state.
When asked about his occupation, he said
that he Is a newspaper man, but that b
dees not do much In that line. "I travel
around lecturing telling school children
about their sins and covering up my
own," said he. "Man is a liar. I used to
lie, but I have quit It pretty much."
In passing down the main corridor of
the capitol. Miller came opposite a large
map of Oregon as it was divided when
admitted to the Union. He soliloquized
for a time on the size of Grant cdunty,
out of which Harney has since been
carved. At last he said: "I used to be a
Judge over there administered justice
with a law book and two six-shooters."
He did not carry cards' with him, but
in every office where he failed to find
the chief officer he left his name written
on a scrap of paper.
Accused of Stealing: Goats.
Matt Shaft, of Scio, today appeared In
Justice Johnson's court to answer to the
charge of -stealing 23 goats belonging to
George S. Downing, .at Sublimity, Marlon
county. Downing missed the goats over a
month ago, and recently swore to a com
plaint charging Shaft with stealing them.
As soon as Shaft heard he was wanted
he came to town and submitted to the
jurisdiction of the court He was released
without bonds, pending a hearing next
Wednesday. He is well known In Marlon
and Linn counfes, and bears a good-reputation.
He says he Is not guilty, and
Is generally believed.
"Escheat" Money Refunded.
The State Land Board today ordered the
payment of the amount of money found
due the plaintiffs in the escheat case Of
Amos T. Young et al. vs. the State of Ore
gon. This action was taken In pursuance
of a mandate of the Supreme Court In
that case. The amounts required to be
paid are as follows:
To J. C. Moreland, as guardian of Mary
Osterman, and to Mary Osterman, $6085 2S;
to Susan Osterman, $3042 64; to Amos T.
Young. $1521 32; to Charles W. Young,
$152132; total, $12.17057.
Fruit Outlook Is Good.
L. M. Gilbert of RosedaJe. reports that
fruit trees In the Red Hills, south of
Salem, presnt every appearance of bear
ing a good crop this season. The trees
that were frozen lost spring do not seem
to be permanently injured and are budding
as usual. Only a few trees in that vi
cinity were killed. Many trees were bo
badly frozen that the bark loosened and
In some cases split open, but the wounds
have healed and In many cases the bark
grerw fast to the trees again.
Mr. Gilbert says that the present warm
weather is bringing the buds out rapidly
and many fruitgrowers- predict that tho
trees will be in blossom by the first of
April. Few have yet begun to trim their
trees, but if the warm weather shall
continue that work will soon be general.
Spraying is now In order and reports are
to the effect that more of it is being done
Hop Mold Not General.
James Wlnstantley, the local representa
tive of the Oregon Hopgrowers Associa
tion, returned last evning from a trip to
Portland and Silverton, where he was looking-
after the Association's Interests. He
gays that tho mold on hops is not so
general as some suppose. Hops' that have
been stored in damp warehouses or that
have been allowed to get damp beforo
being stored, show more or less mold. But
there are only a small proportion of tho
hops In that condition. Mr. Winstantley
recently delivered large quantities of hops
to buyers and had no serious trouble on
account of mold. In one lot of 200 bales
not one bale was rejected on that ground.
However, the prevalence of mold In some
lots shows the need of greater care after
hops have been baled.
Mr. WInstanley says he has noticed that
tho growth of mold can bo greatly retard
ed by turning the bales over occasionally.
The fungus growth extends, toward the
light and a reversal of Its position nas the
same effect as upon any other vegetable.
Marlon County's Treasury.
County Treasurer Downlng's financial
statement for the month of February
shows tho following:
Cash on hand February 1 $5,906-23
Receipts 494 28
Total , $$.400 61
Disbursements 2.742 70
Cash on hand March 1 $3,637 91
Mr. Downing says that this reduction of
the amount of money in the treasury does
not indicate an unusual amount of expen
ditures. The decrease In the amount of
cash on hand Is due to the fact that
all available money In used to pay out
standing indebtedness. The amount of
money in the treasury Is therefore no
criterion of the financial condition of the
Pay for School Clerk.
Superintendent of Public Instruction J.
H. Ackerman today issued a circular let
ter to County Superintendents, in which he
"According to circular letter No. 9,
School Clerks are not allowed by law to
use any of the common school fund for
salaries. This decision was given In or
der to give you a working basis to dis
allow the exorbitant salaries to School
Clerks which have been the practice. In
some districts. In the past However, 1
would suggest that It might be as well
to allow School Clerks a nominal sum ror
their salaries; enough, at least, to cover
the ordinary expenses, such as postage,
stationery, etc, and perhaps a small sum
for their services."
Capital City Notes.
Commlssisons were Issued from the ex
ecutive office today appointing C. M. Don
aldson and Frank V. Drake to represent
the State of Oregon at me International
Mining Congress to be held at Milwaukee,
June 19. Other delegates will be named
later. Governor Geer says he will be
pleased to receive tho names of any per
sons who take an Interest In mining mat
ters and will be able to attend the con
gress. Governor Geer today remitted tho un-
served portion of the sentence of J. E.
Robinson, who is serving- a three months'
term In the Washington County jail on a
conviction of stealing a shoulder of pork
from a butcher shop at Hillsboro. Robin
son was sentenced on a plea of guilty,
and has served two months of his sentence.
FIRST IN "WASHINGTON COUNTY.
Instrument Filed "When Portland "Was
Young McNamce to Stephens.
F6REST GROVE, Or.. March L The
following Instrument the first filed for
record in Washington county, appears on
tho first page of an old, small-sized account
book, which held the records of Washing
ton County real estate transactions during
It3 early history. A subsequent entry
proves that this was only a bond for a
deed. Dr. William Geiger, Jr., a pioneer of
1S39, was tho recorder, and he Is still a
resident of Forest Grove. The' copy is
exact, as to capitalization, punctuation and
Bill of Sale, of Tovrn Property.
Know all Men by these presents that I
Jobe Mcname of the town of portland
county of Washington and territory of
Oregon grocery ceeper for and In consid
eration of the sum of six hundred dollars
to me in hand paid by thomas Stephens
of the territory and county above written
(The Receipt whereof Is Hereby acknowl
edged) Have Bargained Sould and deliv
ered, and By these presents do bargain sell
and deliver to the said Thos. Stepens one
lot No. In Block No. In the town
of Portland aforesaid Together with one
house and Boiling ally on said lot with all
tho appertalnances there unto Belonging
to have and to hold the sd Premlces
with all tho apertainces thereunto belong
ing To the sd Thoma3 Stephens his Exec
utors administrators and assigns To his
and thare own proper use and Benefit for
Ever. In witness whare of I have here
unto set My hand and Seal this 25 Day of
October 1S49. JOB McNAMEE (Seal).
MOTHER AT THIRTEEN.
Nohalem Child's Sad Predicament
Younjr Man Arrested.
St Helens Mist
The tale of another terrible crime comes
from Nehalem. The parties particularly
interested are Manley Lane, a man of
nearly 30 years of age, and Emma 3.
Hittner, a girl of nearly 13 years of age.
Lane was arrested a few days ago charged
with rape, arraigned before Justice Case,
of Pittsburg, and waived examination. The
justice placed him under $2500 bonds, and
Constable Sam Ballard arrived at the
county seat with Lane on Wednesday
evening. Emma Bittnor Is soon to become
a mother, and there seems little reason to
question but what Manley Lane is the
author of the little girl's shame and dis
grace. Lane Is a married man, and the
BIttr.er girl had previously made her home
in the Lane family, but for some time
past has been staying with another family.
Lane is not an over-intelligent individual,
and his own demeanor and conversation
would 6eem to fasten the crime upon him.
The consensus of opinion in Nehalem Val
ley Is said to be that Lan6 Is guilty of the
crime. He may be able to furnish bonds.
BRITISH COLUMBIA'S ROW.
Ex-Premier Scmlln Replies to the
VICTORIA, B. C, March 2. Ex-Premier
Semlln, replying to Lieutenant-Governor
jlclnnes" charges In dismissing his ad
visers, distinctly disputes the five propo
sitions enunciated, and concludes:
"I -respectfully submit that Interference
in a case of this kind by a Lieutenant
Governor betrays a lack of comprehension
of the principles of constitutional gov
ernment When I called upon your honor
in conformity with my promise of Friday
last, I assured your honor of my ability
to command a majority of the House to
day, and this was sufficiently demonstrat
ed when the House, on a division of 23
to 15, approved a resolution expressing re
gret at your honor's action In dismissing
Premier Joe Martin Is today the central
political figure in all Canada, and the ab
sorbing theme cf speculation in the West
is his prospect of success In completing,
his ministry and appealing to the country.
Gold on Norton Sound.
SEATTLE.'Marclt 2. Another rich strike
is reported to have been made on the
shore of Norton Sound, about midway be
tween Nome and St Michael, 40 miles
from the latter port. The find was made
In November on Poker Creek, and caused
a wild exodus from St Michael to the
Salem Woman Keeps Her Word.
A bright single Salem woman, who
makes her living lending money, but draws
the line at usury, says: "I made up my
mind long ago that If I was ever in a po
sition to do so, I would never squeeze my
fellow man." It is believed that she has
kept her word.
Yamhill Farmers Plowing:.
MMINNVILLE, Or., March 2. There
have been no rains here for some time, and
many farmers are plowing. No'seeding Is
reported, all efforts being directed to
ward getting as much plowed as pos
sible. Orejron Notes.
One-half the voters of Marlon County
Hood River is to have a bank. A build
ing Is under contract for it, to be ready
by May 1.
Joseph Dubois, of Pennsylvania. ha3
bought 29,000 acres of timber land In the
Upper Nehalem Valley.
Farmers near Mayville last week sold
110 head of hogs to Portland men at $4 50
to $4 SO per 100 pounds.
Fred Dose and J. H. Settlemier, of
Woodburn, are reported to want to rep
resent Marlon County in the next Legis
lature. A paper In Columbia County accuses a
well-known woman of "Instigating" a re
cent public entertainment for the benefit
of a local school fund.
Mrs. Minerva Haling was found dead in
bed at Pendleton last Wednesday morn
ing. She "had been failing, and died from
infirmities of age at 73.
Charles Estes has sold his 220 acres of
land on South Tutuilla Creek, Umatilla
County, to P. D. Hanson, a resident of
Helix. The consideration was $4500.
Lane County's coroner Impaneled a jury
to Investigate the reported death of a
babe. The remains, found in a cemetory.
proved to be a badly decomposed piece of
Hugh Patterson and B. F. Harvey have
been arrested again, this time at Rose
burg, to answer the charge of rape on
Winnie Thome. The case seems to have
been changed to Douglas County
J. A. Ward, of Olex. lost several valu
able horses, and finally secured a Port
land veterinarian to treat other animals,
but the doctor could render no aid, being
unable to determine the nature of the
Tho contest between George Barnhart
and Grant Ehrhart for 120 acres of land
on Wild Horse Creek, near Pendleton,
ha's been decided in Ba,rnharts favor by
the Secretary of the Interior. It Is worth
The Marshfield News says that of the
S00 feet of the Coos Bay jetty that was
washed away, over 350 feet has now been
rebuilt, and It Is undoubtedly having a
good effect on the bar. which of late has
had a depth of over 20 feet at low tide.
A Gray's River logger has just expended
$400 In steel rails to lengthen his road
and put in four new logging cars, weigh
ing 11,000 pounds each, carrying double
trucks. He expects a very busy season
this year, and Is preparing to send several
large rafts to Portland.
ot Often on- Checks.
Somervllle (Mass.) Journal.
There Is a man In Somervllle who Is so
contrary that when he has to write $1,000,
00) he always begins with the unit cipher
and writes it backward.
MINE RIGHT IN TOWN
GOLD LEDGE STRUCK IN A "WELL
Assay Shows 815 20 in Gold and SIS
of Copper to the Ton Contract
KALAMA, Wash., March 2. Stevens &
Yeck, of Tacoma, were in this city yes
terday and purchased a half Interest In
Dr. J. C. Darnell's gold and copper mine,
situated on his residence property in the
upper part of Kalama. Dr. Darnell dis
covered his mine while digging a well.
Tho ledge Is known to be eight feet wide,
but how much wider is not known. The
last assay Dr. Darnell had showed $15 20
In gold and $12 In copper. That was from
ore taken at a depth of about 17 feet
Wednesday Mr. Stevens had an assay
from ore taken at a depth of about 25
feet, and Immediately came down from
Tacoma and purchased an Interest The
result of Mr. Stevens assay is not known
here. The new purchasers have obligated
themselves to sink a shaft .6xS feet, 100
feet deep, and cross section a distance of
25 feet; work to begin within 20 days
from date of contract. This mine Is four
blocks from the depot and boat landing.
A GREAT LEDGE.
Reported to Be 300 Feet "Wide, Rich
In Gold, Silver and Copper.
La Grande Chronicle.
A mineral discovery has recently been
made that is causing considerable excite
ment The property Is a monster copper
ledge, carrying a good per cent of both
gold and silver, is the property of Post
Bros., and is four miles above the xld
limekiln, above Lostine, on the west fork
of the Wallowa river."
The ledge is said to be 300 feet wide In
the vicinity of where the location notice
is posted, the whole width of which Is
almost solid copper. It Is also said that
the ledge crosses the Wallowa river, and
Is uncovered, showing it to be 300 feet
in width at that place. It Is conceded
by experts to be one of the greatest
bodies of ore ever discovered, judging from
the surface showings. The locators of
this property begun prospecting it at the
beginning of the now year, since which
time the ledge has been staked for 20
miles In a southwesterly direction from
the original location, and on a line of the
identical trend of the Cornucopia mineral
Quotations of Mining? Stocks.
SPOKAXE, March 2. The closing bids for
mining stocks today were:
Blacktail $0 OSKjMornlng Glory...$0 03
Butte & Boston. 3VMorrison 3
Der Trail Con.. TWPrlneess Maud... 6&
Evening Star ... 7 Palmer Mt. Tun. 20
Gold Ledse 5V1 Qullp 20
Golden Harvest. 1 r.epubl!c 87
Insurgent 2 Reservation 6
Iron Mask 25 Sullivan -it.
Jim Blaine .... 9 Tom Thumb .... l&A
Lone Pine Surp. 15 (Waterloo ....... 4
Mountain Lion.. SO
SAN FRANCISCO. March 2. The- official clos
ing quotations for mining stocks today were:
AJta. $0 OSIJustlce $o OS
Alpha Con 3Kentuck Con 2
Andes lOrLady Wash. Con.. 2
Belcher 26Mexlcan 23
Best & Belcher... 35, Occidental Con ... 15
Bullion 3Ophlr 63
Caledonia. 60(Overman 7. jb
Challenge Coa ... 23 Potosl 31
Chollar 2SSavage 13
Confidence SOJSeg. Belcher 3
Con. Cal. & Va... 1 40Slerra Nevada ... 3G
Crown Point 12Sllvtr BUI 6
Exchequer 2Standard 2 73
Gould & Curry... 145Unlo Con 23
Hale & Xorcrco.. 30TJtah Con ........ 8
Julia lrellow Jacket .... 13
NEW YORK. March 2. Mining stocks today
closed as follows:
Chollar $0 23Ontario SS 30,
Crown Point 10 Ophlr 30
Con. Cai. & Ya... 1 33 Plymouth ,M 13
Deadwopd ., MQuIcERlver 1ST
Gould & Curry... 13, do pre! 7 50
Hale 4: Xorcross.. 30,kSIerra Nevada. .... 33
Homestake 50 OO.Staodard 2 85
iron Silver 70Unlon Con ..." 18
Mexican 15'xeI!ow Jacket .... 13
BOSTON. M9rch 2. Closing quotations:
Boston & Mont..?2 63 'iParrott SO 42
Butte & Boston.. 58 J
nOW STOCK IS STOLEX.
Sun'of Cnttle-Rnstler In Eastern Ore
son Haii Set.
ONTARIO, March 1. The past in Mal
heur county, Oregon, has witnessed some
novel and successful cattle-stealing.
While no complete herds have been wiped
out of existence by the thieves, and no
bold raids have been made, at the same
time a quiet and successful thieving has
been going on throughout the region ex
tending from Winnemucca, on the South
ern Pacific, to Ontario, on the Oregon
Short Line. The work has extended prin
cipally into the ranks of horses and cat
tle, and was really ono of the industries
of the flourishing- country. It- was a dif
ficult matter to prove. All the time mon
were losing their stock, and a class of
men who were never known to work were
known to have money and to make pur
chases of wagons, harness, farm imple
ments, etc, on a very prosperous basis.
Meat markets were run on a flourishing
plan, and hides shipped continually, and
yet rarely, If ever, was any one Sent up
for stealing. The plans of operation were
well laid, and worked out to nicety In all
cases, at least the thieves always got
away with their game. The following will
give some Idea of successful stealing of
cattle and marketing them, as shown by
the actual workings throughout a long
term of years:
Three men will have their horses shod
In Ontario, for example, load each a pack
animal and start for the mountains. They
always start a way calculated to de
ceive. Sometimes they go together, and
sometimes In contrary directions. Some
times they meet 15 miles out, and other
times they cover the entire journey sep
arate and on different roads. They- do
have in mind, however, one and the same
clcarly-laid-out plan that of buying a
very few head of cattle In some remote
district, and of as many different brands
as possible. With these cattle they start
for the railroad. Here and there they pick
up other animals, one or two in a place,
making long, hard drives after the steal
ing begins. Before the real operation of
thieving begins, they permit themselves
often to be seen, and they frequent cat
tle camps and country stores and post
oTnees. The men are usually known, and,
while they are known to be thieves, at
the same time 'they pass along unmo
lested. At length the time comes for the start
to the railroad. Two will start the small
nerd, and the third man will do the steal
ing and connecting with the herd with
his stolen stock. Their horses are ridden
hard, and a great deal of night riding 13
done, although there Is nothing to pre
vent day stealing all along the line. It
takes four or five days of push driving to
reach the railroad. The cars are now to
be ordered, If It was not In the first place
considered by the thieves to be wisest to
place the order prior to leaving town.
The order for the cars Is supposed to be
watched by the authorities, and the date
set for shipping is Investigated. When
the "drive" gets within two days of the
road, the stealing is stopped, bills of sale
are executed and the "good" work is
then in hand, viz., the marketing of the
stolen stock. This Is the easiest thing
One of the three rides complacently Into
the town where the car order was made,
hitches his horse and lets it be known
that he must cancel his car order, as they
could not buy the cattle he had In mind.
Some one goes over with him and hears
him tell the railroad agent that his order
will not be needed. That settles the mat
ter. For alj outward appearances, they
fell down on this one deal. The "good
work" lies In the fact, however, that
another of the gang has gone to another
station and placed a hurried order for
the cars. They must ship sure upon a
certain night, as their stock Is getting In
bad condition. The cattle are loaded and ,
started to market. The man who can
celed the order expects his partners In
each day, or suspects they have gone in
another direction to look at some sheep,
perhaps, and will return a few days later.
A few days later ono of them does re
turn, but the one with the stock turns
up two weeks later.
Tho officers of Malheur County have
been deceived for the last time with this
sort of a trick, although it has been done
several times during the past five years.
In one or two Instances, and where the
stolen goods were horses and could be
driven a long distance under a forced
drive, the cars were first ordered on the
line of the Oregon Short Line, canceled
there and actually loaded In Wyoming on
the Lnion Pacific roaVl so short a time
afterward that it was almost incredible.
One of the gigantic steals which was
worked upon the people of this county a
few years ago, and on & smaller scale sev
eral times during the past year. Is when
a 'buyer" will come Into town and flour
ish considerable money. A hundred dol
lars well flourished In the right place and
at the right time seems to look like a
great deal of money. He wants horses
and wants them badly. "Here, now, I
don't want any poor hosses. and I don't
want anybody coming to the cahrs and
plckin out hosses what yew fellahs has
stolen after I pays fah them," Is firmly
Impressed upon the man with a few hcrses
to sell. This works like a charm. and in
short order a number of horses are com
ing in. In a few days the shipment is
ready to start, and some of the native
dealers are requested to go with the ship
ment to see fair play, as the buyer an
nounces that "from some neglect of the
telegraph company my money has not ar
rived, and I can't pay for the hosses; but
send your men along to seo that every
thing is all straight as a string."
What can they do? Their horses are
at the railroad, and there are hopes of
a pretty fair realization from the band.
The shipment Is made to the Eastern
market and sold at a supposedly public
sale, but which in reality is nothing more
than a steal. .No one is present to buy
the horses, and the advance agent who
worked up the deal here in the West is
no more nor less than one of the thieving
outfit that planned to steal the etock.
Last summer men from Prineville who
went to St Louis with good horses were
robbed In this manner at St Louis, and
were actually taxed SCO per car extra
atter giving up their stock. Complaints
have been made from numerous parties
this season of this manner of stealing.
A few years ago a St Louis firm stole
20 cars of good horses from Malheur
County at one sitting. The result of this
work is that to buy hcrses in the rural
districts from the present time one must
have the money with him. for the horse
raiser Is through with trifling henceforth.
A very common way of small stealing
Is to start a butcher shop and buy a
portion of the stock ured and steal the
remainder. This would necessitate the
stealing the cattle near at hand and this
work ts usually done at night The past
summer witnessed an unusual amount of
night riding in some of the neighboring
towns and was not abandoned until the
arrest of some of the guilty parties. These
thieves succeeded in giving ball to appear
at next terms of court in their respective
counties. Sheriff Locey, of Malheur
County, has worked untiringly In his ef
forts to bring this sort of work to a close
and doubtless will succeed. He has made
more successful trips to other coun
ties and states than any other sheriff
In the country and each time he bags his
It Is by no means an impossible thing to
contract for a car of horses, make all
the agreement as to price and time of
payment, the latter always being prior
to shipment, of course, but at the same
time neglecting to do it The "skinner,"
as he Is termed, buys his horses, agrees
upon a price, goes with the owners and
load- his cars, bills them out and boards
his train with never an act In the direc
tion Df payment and the unsuspecting
horse raiser from the Interior does not
arouse until after the car Is out of reach.
Several cases of this kind were, worked
aldng tho railroad Unas In ' Oregon and
Idaho during the past year. Of course
In" some instances It hvas not a success
and the horses had to bi paid for before
they were permitted to be moved from
some feed yard along the road, but in
other Instances the owners were de
frauded out of their entire shipment.
The horse has been the means of tho
most prolific stealing of divers ways and
manners during the past few years. He
was worth only about 510 per head.
A carload would be worth $250.
and when once the "skinner" or thief got
him loaded and was a night's ride the
start It was almost certain he would es
cape. The rancher who made the round
up and brought the outfit to the railroad
was usually not In a financial condition to
spend a large sum of money In the arrest
of the thief. The substantial rancher
who was able to follow It up was usually
too much of a business man to get caught
In the trap and consequently there was
always a good -field for such frauds. Not
so now. There Is a well organized watch
over the wholo country and the man who
has a car of horses on a train and can
not give a satisfactory explanation of the
score of different brands he has in the
car will be asked to side track and give
others an opportunity to explain. The
watch has been set and doubtless will be
a great relief to those who have lost
heavily heretofore. This loss has not
been confined to any certain class of
raisers, but was a general tax upon all.
The past year's work being just a little
over-done, aroused the citizens to action.
Lawyers who made defences on known
bogus testimony will also be given a
wide berth. In fact there Is a genuine
good fight on all along the line, and cat
tle stealing will soon be a thing of the
past, and if not a thing of the past, it will
be so clearly a thing not be desired, that
convictions will be the rule Instead of
tho exception, and tho business will be
THE PANAMA CONTINGENCY
Failure of Neutralization Will 3Iean
Trro Isthmian Canals.
New York Evening- Post.
A Paris telegram to this Sun says that
France halls with the greatest satisfac
tion the probable ratification of the Hay
Pauncefote treaty for the isthmian canal,
and that her consent to the agreement
of neutrality would be readily and will
ingly given. A Washington dispatch to
the samo paper saya that other European
governments have officially extended their
congratulations to the Government ot the
United States on the conclusion of the
treaty, being moved thereto by the neu
trality feature of the agreement. This cor
dial response of the principal maritime
powera of the world was of course, one
of the things which Secretary Hay sought
for. It was his hope and desire to draw
those nations closer to us In the bonds
of amity and good-will. It is this feat
ure of the treaty which makes it a great
monument of civilization, and it is this
which has excited the ire of the jingo
politicians and newspapers, and set them
to shaking their fists and forming in
double-leaded editorials. There is one fact
which It would be well ror them to con
sider in connection with the congratula
tory messages from Europe, and that is,
what those powers would do In case the
treaty were not ratified. The jingoes
have never taken any other canal than
that 6f Nicaraugua Into account The
Panama canal has always been treated
by them as an enemy In disguise.
But suppose the Hay-Pauncefote" treaty
is rejected, will not France and the other
maritime powers be under the strongest
compulsion to take up the unfinished Pan
ama canal and complete it? Can they
afford to see a channel opened, which, unless-
neutralized by treaty, must give U3
an enormous commercial advantage over
them for all time to come? If, under our
sole control, we can fix discriminating
tolls against their ships and goods, W2
can prevent them from using it alto
gether. We can do what we please with
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It, and It would be as hard for Congress
to resist the Importunities ot our traders,
seeking advantages over English and
French and others in the use of the canal,
as It Is to resist the demands of the same
classes for protection in other forms. In
fact, a large part of the demand for a
canal under our exclusive control comes
from this very class now. Therefore, the
maritime powers of Europe would be im
pelled to seek or malce a new channel, in
order to maintain their own trade on equal
terms with ours. In one way or another
the Panama canal would be compleitu,
and then what would our canal he worth
as an investment of money? We could
no longer ch?rge discriminating tolls,
since that would drive business away
from us. We should then be in the sama
position as if we had ratified the pending
treaty. We could not give our own com
merce an advantage, nor could we pre
vent other nations from sending their
cruisers through the Isthmus in time ot
war, and our own canal could not earn
interest on its cost.
EGYPT A LAND OF GRAVES.
Dweller's by the Mle Lived In an At
mosphere of Death.
To the Egyptian death was but the be
ginning of a career of adventures, com
pared with which the most vivid emotions
of this life were tame. He lived with
the fear of death before his eyes. Every
thing around him reminded him of that
dreadful Initiation into the mysteries of
the tremendous after life for which hl3
present existence was but a preparation.
His cemeteries were not hidden away in
remote suburbs; his dead were not cov
ered with mere grassy mounds or a
slab of stone. The whole land was his
graveyard; Its whole art was of the mortu
ary. "Are there no graves In Egypt that
thou hast brought us into the wilderness
to die?" asked the Israelites In derision,
and we may believe that Moses winced
at the sarcasm.
Egypt, says the Saturday Review, In an
article on this subject. Is the land of
graves, and the whole energy of the peo
ple that could be spared from keeping
life together was devoted to death. The
mightiest tombs in the world the pyra
midswere raised upon the deaths of mul
titudes of tolling slaves. The hills wero
honeycombed passages and galleries,
chambers, pits, all painfully excavated
in honor of the Illustrious dead, and
sculptured, and painted with elaborate
skill to make them fit habitations for
"Wherever he looked the Egyptian be
held preparations for the great turning
point of existence. The mason was squar
ing blocks for the tomb chamber; the pot
ter molded Images of the gods or bowls
and jars to be placed In the grave for
the protection or refreshment of the Ka,
exhausted with the ordeals of the un
der world; the sculptor and painter were
at work, upon tho walls of the funeral
chamber, illustrating the scenes through
which the ghost was to pass, or depicting
the Industrious life of the departed.
"The very temples which cluster along
the levels beside- the Nile were, in a
sense, but vestibules to the tcmbs In tho
hills behind. The sacred lake, now the
weedy, picturesque haunt of water fowl,
was then the scene of solemn ferrylngs
of the dead. The temple walls were cov
ered with the terrors of the judgment
to come. Tho houses of the living, in
deed, were built of perishing mud. but
tho homes of tho dead and the shrinC3
where supplication was made to the gods
who ruled their fate were made to last
forever. On these all the strength, the
science and the artistic skill of the ancient
Egyptians were cheerfully lavished.
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