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THE MORNING OREGONIAK. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 1900.
HUMES WON EASILY
Victory for Republican Ticket
: in Seattle.
CITY WILD WITH -ENTHUSIASM
Opposition "Wan Pledged to Close
Public Gambling: and Restrict
Liquor and Social Evil.
SEATTLE, March 6. The city election
hero today resulted In a sweeping vic
tory for the Republican ticket. "While at
midnight complete returns are not avail
able, there Js every indication that Mayor
Thomas J. Humes has been re-elected by
a majority of from 1200 to 2000, and that
the entire Republican ticket, with the ex
ception of perhaps two Councilmen, has
gone in by a vote nearly as large.
The issue was clear cut between Mayor
Humes, representing- what ho terms a
liberal policy, on the one side, and George
F. Cottexill, representing a policy of re
striction, on the other. Cotterlll, who
Js a Populist and Prohibitionist, was nom
inated by the fuslonists, and a nonparti
san league, and ran on a ticket headed
"Democratic." He had the strong Indorse
ment of the church element, and was
pledged to close public gambling and re
strict the sale of liquor and the eocial
eviL Humes declared that he would allow
gambling and the saloons to run under
police supervision, and restrict fallen wom
en to one quarter of the city. The result
wn almost a landslide in favor of Humes.
Two years ago he was elected by 800 over
his fuslonlst opponent. This year, with a
registration S000 greater, his majority Is
probably doubled. The city tonight Is wild
CENTRALIA WANTS TRAUCS.
Appoints a Commission to Confer
IVitli Outside Authorities.
CENTRALIA, Wash., March 6. At the
regular meeting of the Centralia Council
tonight, Hon. George Dysart was appoint
ed to visit Tacoma ana confer with the
Beard of Health, city authorities and offi
cers of the Northern Pacific Railway Com
pany In regard to trains stopping at the
Centralia depot The City Council and
police officers, as well as the citizens, all
report that whatever remains of the epi
demic here, which has caused so much
unpleasant discussion of late, is under com'
plete and safe quarantine, and there can
be absolutely no danger arising from reg
ular train service. There is not and has
mot been, for some time, any opposition
to -the quarantine, and by the recent or
der of the County Commissioners any
case that should be discovered outside the
city would be immediately placed under
WIRE CAUGHT A BRAKEMATV.
Held Him Suspended and Seriously
Injured Ills Face.
COLFAX, "Wash., March 6 Early this
morning H. F. Miller, an O. R. & N.
freight brakeman, while running on top of
his train at Elberton, was caught by a
telegraph wire, and hung suspended while
the train ran a full car's length, and un
til his less struck the observation cab on
4he caboose, when he fell to the roof of
that car. The wire had caught him about
the center of the face, cutting a deep gash
across his nose, and it Is feared seriously
Jnjurlng his eyes. Miller was taken to
the hospital at Spokane.
Smallpox Among Indians.
County Commissioner A B. Willard, of
Tekoa, who Is attending a meeting of the
board, reports that smallpox Is prevalent
in the vicinity of Tekoa and Farming
ton, and on the Coeur d Alene Indian
reservation, east of these places. There
are between 25 and SO cases in and about
Tekoa, and two severe cases near Farm
lngton. On the Indian reservation, between
40 and 50 Indians are 6UfferIns from the
Palousc Crops All Rigrnt.
Hon. D. F. Anderson, of Rosalia, reports
the crop conditions throughout the north
ern and northeastern portions of the Pa
louse country as very favorable. Fall
sown grain is looking unusually well, and
farmers have already begun the work of
Kevr Rule for Assessments.
Assessor Slier has adopted a rule where
by all claims for offsets for debts flnust
toe presented at his office for allowance.
The plan of permitting field deputies to
make such allowances was found pro
ductive of too much confusion.
HARD TO GET PLANS.
Vancouver's Difficulty in Starting;
VANCOUVER, Wash., March 6. Defi
nite action regarding plans and specifica
tions for the Main-street pavement has
beon postponed by the City Council for
the reason that the city has so far been
unable to secure the services of an engi
neer to prepare them.
The street committee was authorized to
eiarloy a competent engineer for that
purpose, and to present the name of such
engineer at the next meeting of the coun
cil. The committee was today negotiat
ing with Engineer Gradon, of Portland,
and It is probable that his services will be
The street arc lights, which have been
run during the Winter months, on o, moon
light schedule, will be discontinued April
Horses for Manila.
Four hundred and fifty horses, pur
chased in Oregon and Washington by the
Government for the United States cavalry
in the Philippine Islands,, were transport
ed from Vancouver Barracks today to
Portland, and put aboard the transport
Lennox, bound for Manila. This is tha
second large shipment of cavalry animals
from this point to go to Manila by this
(transport. A number of hostlers, drivers
and blacksmiths will also go from here.
Suits Agralnst Railroad Companies.
SPOKANE, Wash., March 6. John
Lambert today began a suit against the
u. ii. & js. Co., in which he asks $1835
as damages for running over and killing
his 2-year-old son. The O. R. & N. tracks
pass within S00 yards of his farmhouse,
about a mile north of Farmlngton. On
tho 24th of last August, his little son
.strolled on to the track and was killed,
the engineer failing to see the child.
Negligence Is alleged.
John Powell and wife ha.ve entered suit
in the United States Court for $50,000
against the Northern Pacific. Powell
.had transportation on a freight train
carrying cattle under his charge. He al
leges that on entering Ellensburg the
train suddenly checked Its speed and he
"bumped his head on the floor, and has
been out cf business ever since.
Ordered to Manila.
VANCOUVER BARRACKS. Wash..
March 6. The Secretary of War has di
rected Captain Marlon M. McMillan, As
sistant Quartermaster, now on duty In
New York, to report to Captain W. Robin
fion for temporary duty, and then take
charge of the quartermaster's property on
tho transport Port Stephens and proceed
Smallpox at Republic
REPUBLIC, Wash., March 6. Two new
cases of smallpox here. J. A. Care and
Charles H. Pauley are the victims.
IS IMMEDIATE WORK NECESSARY?
.CciiKrwsman Tongne Asks Examina
tion of Columbia and Willamette.
WASHINGTON, March 6. Representa
tive. Tongue has requested the Chief of
Engineers to make an examination of the
mouth of the Columbia, and If, In his opin
ion, based upon the opinion of local engi
neers, it is found that immediate work is
necessary to deepen the channel, he will
introduce a special bill for the purpose.
Chairman Burton has promised to support
such a bill, if it has the indorsement of
the department. General "Wilson Is un
derstood to have called for an Immediate
A similar report is expected as to wheth
er or not an immediate appropriation la
needed to complete the revetment in the
Willamette, Just above Corvallls, and, 11
so. similar action Is expected.
ORBGOX SCHOOL ELECTIONS.
Dallas Is to Have a "Vciv Sclioolhouse
DALLAS, March 6. Yesterday at the
annual school meeting of Dallas School
District. H. L. Fenton was re-elected di-
I rector, and H. G. Campbell was re-elected
clerk. The meeting, after a lively dis
cussion In which the greatest harmony
prevailed. Instructed the directors to build
a new six-room schoolhouse on the site of
the present building, which has four
rooms, and ii to be moved aside and mod
ernized so that the district will have 10
rooms for the accommodation of Its school
The question of issuing bonds will be
voted upon as prescribed by law, by the
district. The alnr of the directors will be
to complete the new building in the Sum
mer vacation, and havo It ready for use
for the fall term of school.
Oregon City and Xeishborliood.
OREGON CITY. March 6. At the an
nual school meeting of the Oregon City
district held last night, the board was
authorized to borrow such sums of money
as should be needed to carry on the busi
ness of the district, for the coming fiscal
year. Chairman C. H. Caufield presided,
end T. I. Charman, district clerk, showed
the receipts of the district for the past
year to have been $12,000. This amount
had been paid out, excepting $3 3S. In the
items of the receipts were money from the
county apportionment. $3$75; state. J1S07;
district tax, $SS15, and tuition from non
residents and sale of old material amount
ed to $196, while money borrowed from
the banks was $IS45. The principal dis
bursements were teachers' salaries, $C6o7;
new furnaces and repairs, about $1400; in
terest on bonds, and floating debt, $77175;
paid notes in bank, $1059. The liabilities
scheduled are bonded indebtedness, $12,000.
and notes due the bank, $2590. The num.
ber of children of school age enumerated
in 1900 Is: Males, 5SS; females, 60L Tha
annual school meeting will be held next
Monday, when it is believed C. H. Cau
field and T. D. Charman will be re-elected
director and clerk.
In West Oregon City last night. R. L.
Greaves was elected director; T. J. Gary,
the school principal, was elected district
clerk. At Canemah, C. M. Toole was
elected director, and J. T. Searle clerk.
At Park-Place, B. S. Bellomy and Georga
T. Howard were re-elected director and
clerk respectively. At Clackamas, C. F.
Clarke was re-elected director; E. P. Ded
man re-elected clerk. The West Oregon
City School District voted $500 to build a
new schoolhouse at Bolton, a suburb.
In Washington County.
FOREST GROVE, March 6. Falrvlew
6chool District, No. 7L elected yesterday
Edwin Leo clerk, and J. H. Shearer direc
tor for one year, and James Shearer di
rector for three years.
Buxton School District, No. 72, elected
J. H. Rlnck clerk, and H". T. Buxton direc
tor for three years.
Gaston School District, No. 1$, joint with
No. 55, of Yamhill County, elected H.
Harden clerk, and Frank Hamrick direc
tor for three years.
Manning School District, No. 44, elected
Allle Stephens clerk.
Lyda School District, No. 69, on Gales
Creek, elected Charles Bateman clerk, and
James Patton director for three years.
Watts School District, No. 27, re-elected
John Pricket clerk, and Frans Bleld di
rector for three years.
School District No. 53. southeast of
Forest Grove, two miles, elected Charles
Willman clerk, and Jacob Dixon, director
for three years.
Election at Ncrvbergr.
NEWBERG. Or., March 6. At the an
nual school meeting held yesterday, Dr.
H. J. Llttlefleld was elected director to
serve three years, and Professor J. H.
Douglas to serve one year.
Officers at Hammond.
ASTORIA, March 6. Tho school elec
tion at Hammond yesterday resulted In
the choice of Robert Faulkner as director
and John Robblns clerk.
TO REBUILD "WOOLEN MILL.
Proposition Marie to Ashland People
ASHLAND, Or., March 6. At a meet
ing of citizens this evening in the city
hall to consider a proposition for rebuild
ing tho woolen mill recently destroyed by
fire, a proposition to form a company,
with $30,600 capital, and build a mill on
the site of the factory destroyed, with
double the capacity of the old plant, was
considered. The citizens were asked to
'subscribe for stock to the amount of
$15,000, the proprietors of the burned mill,
E. K. and G. N. Anderson, furnishing
the mill site and the remainder of cap
ital required. A committee, consisting of
J. R. Norrls, E. A. Sherwln and J. R.
Casey, was appointed to canvass for the
SILVERTON, March 6. At the annual
school meeting held In this cty yesterday
James Hicks was elected director to serve
three years, and W- Bowser clerk for one
At Wasco 12 head of horses have been
sold for $715 almost $C0 per head.
Ike Guker is reported to have made a
great strike In his mining claims near
The Roseburg Plalndealer announces
that it will soon commence the erection
of a commodious office building.
Thomas Murray, pioneer miner, died
in Baker City, March 4, of pneumonia, at
the ag of 50. Two daughters survive
Mllo Matthews left his home at Salem
last Saturday, and his relatives are becom
ing anxlcjs about his whereabouts. His
age Is 22.
Two Chinese have registered at John
Day. One of them. Ah Hay, is a native
of Portland; the other, Lee On, of Sas
La Grande's school population has risen
in a year from 119S to 1S78. From this
tho Chronicle figures La Grande's total
population at 4800 or more.
The residence of Mrs. Adella French, at
FruIGand, a few miles east of Salem, was
recently entered by burglars, who chloro
formed the family, ransacked the house,
and secured $4L
The Pendleton Republican has been en
larged to 64 columns eight pages o'f eight
columns and fills Its field creditably. It
claims a larger circulation among ranch
ers and farmers than any other paper
published in Eastern Oregon.
Tho Fossil Journal says that George
Dukek and Ed Stlnchfield. who recently
lost a lot of beef cattle in an accident
near Portland, havo been offered $30 per
head as damages by the railroad company,
but have not accepted the offer.
La Grande citizens held a maw meeting
the 2d insL, to make nominations of mu
nicipal officers. Harmony prevailed to
such an extent that J. M. Church's nom
ination for chairman was seconded by J.
W. Scriber. For Mayor. David Bay was
unanimously selected, and H. T. Willlam3
was similarly nominated for City Recor
der. For City Treasurer, W. B. Palmer
and L A Boscowltz were nominated, while
F. P. Chllders and H. C. Cotner were
named for City Marshal.
R0HC I 1 MZ.U HCin
llfiW. J. L. InLClV UlAU
.EZ PERCES WIDOW OF THE FA3I- 1
OOS OREGOX PIONEER.
Sank Quietly to Rest at Home of Her
Son In Waslilnjrton County
HILLSBORO, Or., March C. Mrs. Vir
ginia Meek, of Mountaindale. died at the
blood Nez Perces Indian, but she readily
adopted the customs and manners of the
typical American woman upon her mar
riage to one of the most unique and dar-
-ing characters In the early history of the
Virginia Meek was born in the Nez
Perces country in the year 1S20, and at
the age of IS was married to Joseph L.
Meek. Mr. and Mrs. Meek came to the
Willamette Valley in 1S40, and at once
settled near Glencoe, in the vicinity of
which place Mrs. Meek has ever since re
sided. Her husband. Colonel Meek, the
famous trapper, who was a cousin of Pres
ident Polk, died June 20, 1S75. his re
mains resting in the cemetery at the Tual
atin Plains church.
Mrs. Meek has been 111 since last De-
tmiKat Vti Vine TN-mv Via clAlrnoeo Trlf"Vl 1
fortitude, never once complaining. She
met tho end with no thought of fear.
Chief Kowesoto, of the Nez Perces, was
tho father of Mrs. Meek. When Mr. Meek
sought the chief's consent to marry the
princess, at first the old warrior de
murred, saying that, fes a Christian, he
could not give him tho girl, when he
(Meek) already had one wife living
(Moek's first wife had died and his sec
ond had left him). Meek pleaded, im
plored, cajoled and finally quoted Solo
mon and David as good Biblical prece
dents for the desired sanction, and
against such authority the good old
Christianized chief succumbed. Meek was
given the girl, then a handsome young
woman of 18, and he christened her Vir
ginia, in honor of his native state.
This was in 1S3S, and as Meek's desire
was to live in tho Willamette Valley, he
and his wife two years later mado their
way down the Snake and Columbia Rivers
and settled four miles north of Hlllsboro.
Meek was Oregon's first United States
Marshal. Twenty-four years ago the in
trepid frontiersman was gathered to his
fathers, but his memory was kept fresh
in the heart of the little old woman, which
beat at his side nearly 46 years. In her
later years she would occasionally go to
a. work-basket, blind though she was, and
tako out a handful of brass buttons,
which were on his marshal's uniform, and
caress them as tenderly as though they
were more precious than gold.
Virginia Meek was always a favorite
with early pioneer women and children,
and she exercised a boundless charity to
ward the poor and needy. Her native
language she used to the last when she
talked with herself in her favorite chair.
but when spoken to. she would reply In
broken English, very Intelligibly. Her
disposition was of tho kindest sort, and
while ago rendered her decrepit, she sat
in her chair, humming a chant peculiar
to the Nez Perces.
A few months ago, an Oregonian re
porter went to see Mrs. Meek, and he
made it known that he wished to photo
graph her. "Oh, no," she said, "I don't
want that! I don't want that'," But
when she was told It would go all over the
great West, and to her old girlhood home,
she laughingly consented.
Mrs. Meek gave birth to saven children,
two of whom died in infancy. The other
five grew to adult life, and arc: Courtney
Meek, who died two years ago in Port
land: Mrs. Olive M. Riley. Mrs. Jennie
Newhard and Joseph L. Meek, of Fletcher,
Idalio, and S. A. D. Meek, wltn whom
Mrs. Meek made her home after 15S0.
The children in Idaho are now on allot
ment lands, granted by the Government
Mrs. Meek was short of stature, had a
pleasant countenance, and. although SO
years of age. was very neat In her per
sonal appearance. While sitting for her
photo, she suddenly exclaimed to her son:
"Steve, how Is my hair? Is it combed?"
Upon being . assured that it was well
brushed, she relapsed Into silence and
awaited developments. Being sightless,
she never saw her picture, although she
was solaced by the knowledge that it
went to the land of her girlhood.
Mrs. Lacey, Oregon Pioneer of 1S5Z.
SPRINGWATER, Or., March 6. Mrs.
Leonora E. Lacey, a prominent Oregon
pioneer of 1E52. died here March 1, aged
71 years, having survived her husband only
four months. She left the following chil
dren: Mrs. J. E. Edmlston, of Dayton,
Wash.; Mrs. C. M. Folsom, of Sprague.
Wash., and A. Lacey, of Sprlngwater. She
was born in Swansea, Wales, and came
to New York when 8 years old, and was
married at Mount Morris to 'Lewis Allen
T.nper. ATirfl 17. 1S31. and at once started
to cross the plains, spending the first win-
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VIRGINIA, WIDOW OF J. L. MEEK.
22, 1S52. at the donation claim where she American Exposition, to be held at Buf
died. She was a member of Pioneer Chap- falo. N. Y.. from May 1 to November 1.
ter. Order of Eastern Star, at Oregon isol xne uoara wm consist oi o mem
City. Also a charter member of Spring- be", but provision has been made for
water Grange. She was burled by the ! he appointment of two honorary mem-
tirance near tno oia nome Jiarcn &. me
funeral was very largely attended.
Sirs. Sclmuen, of Vancouver.
VANCOUVER, Wash., March 6. Mrs.
Augusta Schaben, a pioneer resident of i
; SrinZnr vL Z
her brother, Anton Young, xne funeral
took place from the Young residence, at
3 o'clock this afternoon. Deceased was 67
Vaneouer for 0 years.
WOMEN OFFER ASSISTANCE.
Want Curfcvr rollcemen Named by
Pastors of the Salem Churches.
SALEM. Or'.. March 6. At its meeting
tonight, the Salem City Council receied
from Mrs. M. E. Vandevort, chairman of
the legislative committee of the Salem
Women's Christian Temperance Union, an
offer of assistance In the enforcement cf
the curfew ordinance. Mrs. Vandevorl's
proposition was that the Council should
authorize the swearing in of a number of
special poUcemen. to be nominated by the
Salem pastors from the membership of
their churches. These pastors, at their
association meeting yesterday, approved cf
thls, ad ttl find young men to
cording to Mrs. "Varidevort's proposition.
will serve without pay. The matter was
referred to the committee on health and
police, with power to act.
Salem Men Will Help.
The Salem Chamber of Commerce has
been asked by the Portland Chamber of
Commerce to co-operate In an effort to se
cure. In the sundry civil bill, an appropria
tion for the Improvement of the entrance
body today, favorable action was taken In
regard to the matter.
Hop Offices Consolidate.
Secretary Henry L. Bents, of the Oregon
Hopgrowers Association, today opened his
office in Salem, in connection with the
office of the local representative of th
sales committee. At a meeting of the di
rectors this afternoon, the bills of Port
land creditors were audited and ordered
Case of Donble Taxation.
The question whether both a mortgage
debt and the land upon which the mort
gage Is given may be taxed has been an
swered in the affirmative, with some qual
ifications, by Attorney-General Black
burn. At the meeting of County Assess
ors, Judges and Commissioners, held in
Portland In July, 1899, tho following ques
tion was formulated and presented to
Judge Blackburn for his opinion: "Are
notes, secured by mortgage, subject to
assessment and taxation when held by
The answer to the question Involved a
consideration of section 1 of article 9 of
the Constitution and of sections 2729, 2731
and 2732 of the code. The opinion was
supported by citations of decisions of the
Oregon Supreme Court and was, n brief,
to the effect that all property, not ex
empted by statute, is subject to taxation;
that a debt, though secured by mortgage,
Is personal property; that the mortgage
creates a lien and is only an incident to
the debt: that the debt follows the per
son of tho owner and that it Is assessa
ble where the owner resides. It therefore
follows, as a necessary consequence, that
if a tract of land In Oregon Is mort
gaged to secure the payment of a debt
held by a resident of this state, both the
land and the debt are taxable. In other
words, if a man buys a farm and pays
nothing down, but gives his note and mort
gage to secure the purchase price, the
mortgagee is liable to a tax on the debt
and the mortgagor is liable to a tax
on the land. This, of course, is true only
where the debt Is owned by a resident of
Chancre In Reckoning; Interest.
The decision rendered by the Supreme
Court yesterday in the case of Brauer vs.
the City of Portland created a departure
in the manner of entering judgments in
the Supreme Court. It has always been
the custom In cases In which tho lower
court has entered judgment for a sum of
money, with Interest from a prior date,
for the Supreme Court, If the judgment be
affirmed, to compute the Interest to the
dato of entering judgment in tho lower
court and start tho Interest anew on the
amount then due. For example, in the
Brauer case, the Circuit Court entered
judgment on September 7, 1S97," for the sum
of $9556 50. with Interest from January 6,
1S97. The judgment was affirmed in the
Supreme Court on November 6, 1839. In
entering judgment in the Supreme Court
the clerk, in accordance with the usual
custom, computed the Interest on $9oo6 50
from January 6, 1S97, to September 7, 1897.
and entered judgment for the total
amount, $10.C6S 30, with interest running
from September 7, 1S37. The interest which
was added to the principal was $511 SO and
tho interest on this amount from Septem
ber 7, 1S97, to November 6, 1S99, was
$SS 59. This tho court has held was Im
proper. "Hereafter, when judgment. Is
given In the lower court for a sum of
money with Interest from a prior date,
tho Supreme Court, if the judgment be
affirmed, will enter the judgment for tho
same amount, with interest from the same
date. The result of this decision will be
that defendants who appeal and are de
feated will save Interest on Interest In
cases of this kind.
Oretron Supreme Court.
In the Supreme Court today, the fol
lowing orders were made:
Julia C. Richardson, appellant, vs. Bert
rand Orth et al., respondents: ordered
that appellant have until April 10. 1900.
to serve and file the abstract herein.
Thomas J. Hanrmer, respondent,, vs. F.
O. Downing t aL, appellants; ordered that
respondent have until April 15, 1900, to
serve and file his br!ef.
R. Kerslake et al., respondents, vs. the
Brower & Thompson Lumber Company et
al., respondents and appellants, ordered
that appellants' tlmo to serve and file their
brief be extended to April 1. 1900.
Capital City Notes.
Governor Geer has been requested to
nominate two women from this state to
be commissionea nonorary memoers 01
the Board of Women Managers of the Pan-
. " w ,.. .
Alex Isaacson was today received at
the penitentiary from Clatsop County. He
will serve a four years' sentence on a
conviction of the crlmb of larceny from
Sheriff. Durbln, of Marlon County, ex-
Pts to receive the 1S00 assessment roll
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the office of School Director of this dis
trict. News of NetTbers.
NEWBERG. Or., March C. While Alex
Acheson, of Springbrook, was operating a
stump-puller on Monday afternoon, a chain
broke and the lever flew back,. striking
him 'on the leg and breaking the bone be
low the "knee.
The Oregon Telephone Company has a
force of. men In town esttlng poles and
stringing wires for Newberg exchange.
ONE SPOT FOR A SALOON
NOT COVERED BY FORFEITURE
CLAUSE OF FOREST GROVE.
Tho Competition for tlic Property Is
Sharp, and Interesting- Results
Are Looked For.
FOREST GROVE. Or.. March 5. Con
siderable comment has been caused here
unknown, but the significance lies In tho
fact that it Is the only piece of land in
Forest Grove, the title to which does not
contain a liquor prohibition clause.
A short time ago the trustees of Pa
cific "University, through their attorney,
notified property-ownera here that the
college would claim th forfeiture of tho
property upon which liquor was sold as a
beverage. In accordance with the terms of
the original grant. This led to Investi
gation of titles with the result that only
one available spot for a saloon was found,
and the rivalry for -the purchase of this
otherwise unimportant property Is sharp.
The strip Is about 70 feet In width, and
extends about a quarter of a mile east and
west. In the southern part of town. Un
llko the original townslte of Forest Grove,
the land was never In possession of Pacific
University, but was used as a street, and
the heirs of the original donor claimed it
from the town as never having been dedi
cated to the public. Their contention was
upheld by tho courts, and the title passed
directly to them In the partition among
them. This peculiar oversight, which
threatens to defeat the carefully laid plans
of the founders of Forest Grove, brings
this property Ipto prominence through the.
agitation of tho liquor question here,
which has been rlfo during the past year.
TO ID3LP A NEW RADLROAD.
Committees to Work for the Salem
& Pacific Line.
DALLAS, Or., March 6. Last night a
largo and interesting meeting was held
at the City Hall, jn the Interest of the
Salem & Pacific Railroad. Colonel Wheat,
as representative of the financial man
agement, was present, and1 explained
what was wanted. The proposition Is for
tho people along the line to grade, bridge
and tie the road, tho company to put on
tho iron and rolling stock and attend to
tho collection of the fares and freights. A
committee of five was appointed' to solicit
subscriptions and to confer with a like
committee from Falls City. Subscriptions
will be received in money. labor or ma
terial. The amount expected to be raised
In Falls City and Dallas together Is about
Fruitgrrowcrs Will Organize.
The fruitgrowers of Dallas and vicinity
met yesterday to elect delegates to the
Portland meeting, for the organization
of a State Fruitgrowers' Association. The
following-named persons were elected:
Harry Buttz, R, L. Chapman, S. P. Kim
ball, J. B. Nunn. H. G. Cambpell, Will
iam Grant and C. L. Hubbard.
The meeting was adjourned fo next Sat
urday, when It Is expected to perfect a
local union that may Insure uniform dry
ing, packing and grading and the pooling
of the prune crop of this vicinity. There
are about 400 acres available for the union
within a radius of 2 miles from" Dallas,
or about 2,000,000 pounds of evaporated,
prunes, or 50 carloads of 40,000 pounds
EASTERN FARMERS BUY LAND.
They Make Homes and Develop the
Resources of Polk County.
INDEPENDENCE, March 6. In the
past Winter more than 700 acres of land
has changed hands in the Kings Valley
country, while last Winter hardly"an acre
was disposed of Jn that vicinity. Thl3
is remarkable, not on account of the
amount of the sales, but because a great
part of this land Is covered with timber
and is being cleared off very fast this
season. The majority of the new land
holders are Eastern people, and they are
making radical changes in that vicinity.
While only a few years ago that coun
try was covered with timber and yielded
no value. It is now covered with goats,
sheep and cattle, and is one of the gar
den spots of Polk County. While in the
county generally many farms of 900 to 1000
acres each have been cut up Into many
With few exceptions, all the transfers
have been to farmers from the East, who
havo been in the vicinity for only a few
weeks, and are going to make this their
future home. About the first thing the
new landlord proceeds to do is to put in
tile to drain his land, and then he seeds
it to grass. The amount of tame grasses
that Is being sown In the County of Polk
this season Is hardly estimable. Clover
seems to be the prevailing crop.
WANT BOUNTY ON RATS.
Recommendation at Astoria to Avoid
ASTORIA, Or., March 6. A meeting of
the Board of Health was held today, to
consider what steps should be taken to
guard the city against the possible epi
demic of the plague. After considerable
discussion the board decided, in view of
the advice given in the matter by the
physicians ot tho city, that the most ur
gent thing to be done was to destroy the
rats, and a recommendation will be made
to the Council that a bounty of 2 cents
per head be paid for every rat killed.
Captain Nick Webber has accepted a
position as manager of tho combine's can
nery at Eureka, to fill tho vacancy caused
by the resignation of J. L. Smiley, who Is
connected with George & Baiter's new can
nery on Puget Sound.
At the regular meeting of the Columbia
River Fishermen's Protective Union, the
general fishing situation was discussed,
but no action was taken with reference to
the price of fish during the coming season.
Tho secretary was Instructed to request
tho local merchants not to purchase goods
from three San Francisco firms that would
not permit their employes to organize
into a union.
CLING TO INSANE FATHER.
He Is Committed to Aylnm and They
Go to Orphan's Home.
CORVALLIS. Or., March 6. Andrew
Hanson was adjudged insane before the
County Examining Board yesterday after
noon and was taken to Salem today by
Deputy Sheriff Henderson. Hanson re
sides in Lane County, on the border line
of Lane and Benton, in the vicinity of Al
sea. Ho Is 61 years of age, and has five
children, aged, respectively, about 5, 6,
8. 14 and 16 years. Hanson Is said to
have threatened the life of his 16-year-old
son, and at the examination he readily
signed a petition to the Circuit Court to
have the boy hanged. Most of the time,
however, he was apparently rational.
With him In court were two of his scantll3
dressed children, and when he was be
ing committed to jail, the father begged
plteously not to be separated from, his
children. The children also clung to the
parent. The three younger children are
to go to an Orphans' Homa In Portland.
CARS PASS OVER CHILD.
Little Ono Escaped "With Trillins In
Jury and Torn Dress.
HOOD RIVER, March 6. A little girl
about two years old, child of Mr. and
Mrs. Brenan, of Viento, was struck by
a car that was being switched yester
day evening at that place. The child
was knocked down between the rails and
the car passed over It. The brakeman
succeeded In stopping the car 'just as the
rear wheel reached the child, and was
J landing, on her dress. The garment had
to be torn from under the wheel. The
only Injury the child received was a
crushed little finger. The parents brought
the chlid to Hood River for treatment.
She may lose her finger.
To Be Fumigated at Gray's Harbor.
WASHINGTON, March 6. The Treas
ury Department has decided that it is
unnecessary for the schooner Kellogg,
from HIIo, Hawaii, for Hoqulam, to go to
Port Townsend for quarantine purposes.
The owners of the vessel said there was
no plague at Hllo. when the Kellogg left
there. The Marine Hospital service de
cided that the Kellogg must be fumigat
ed, but that this could be done at Ho
qulam. Dr. Wyman feared that rats, If
any were aboard the Kellogg, might bring
tho plague germs to this country and con
sidered It safest to have her fumigated
by deputy marine hospital officers on
Republicans of Tillamook.
TILLAMOOK. Or.. March 6. The Re
publican County Central Committee ha3
decided to hold primaries on Saturday,
March 21, and the County Convention in
this city on Saturday, March 31. The
County Convention will comprise SI dele
gates. The committee decided, in view
of the now road supervisor law, that each
voting precinct nominate a person for
road supervisor, and also elect a person
to serve as a member of the Republican
County Central Committee.
Itosbursr Court Notes.
ROSEBURG. Or., March 6. The regular
Spring term of Circuit Court Is In session,
with a long docket for the term. The case
of the estate of R. Qutlhaug against the
Southern Pacific Company, for $5000 dam
ages, la on trial. G. M. Clary pleaded
guilty to the charge of obtaining money
under false pretenses, and will be sen
Tillamook School District.
TILLAMOOK. Or.. March 6. At the
annual meeting of the school district in
this city today, B. L. Eddy was elected
director and Thomas Coates, clerk. There
was a large attendance of patrons. The
meeting also authorized the directors to
levy a l-mill tax next year for a sinking
fund, to jay off the bonded indebtedness.
Delegates to State Grange.
OREGON CITY, March 6. The various
Granges in Clackamas County held a dele
gate convention this afternoon, and elect
ed the following delegates to the State
Grange: Fred Gerber, Logan; Fred Elllg
son, Stafford, and George Lazelle, Oregon
Orcgonians Enjoying Themselves.
NEW ORLEANS, March C The Oregon
delegation to the National Editorial As
sociation Is touring the Mississippi Valley
with their exhibit, and distributing much
literature descriptive of Oregon. They are
Slininc: Camp Society Item.
No wonder Jim McCoy is stepping higher
than a blind horse In a yaller-jacket's
nest. His wife arrived yesterday from
La Grande to visit him a couple of days.
Joaquin Miller. Cal R S Johnston. St L
J Gavin &-vr, Dener jMoaas Burpee, Houlton,
Geo VC Sanborn.AstoriaA. F Lowenthal. N T
C A Richardson, St L D McMillan, Syracuse
Col W E Scott. San Fr !A H Aylesworth. CJnn
Dr Macrum. city (Sidney "V lilller & wf,
E G Sprowl. Tacoma f Chicago
Louis J Israel. Montanajp C Brown. New York
A H Emery. San Fran G M Batthasan. San Fr
L C Stanford & wife. Wm, A Wilson. San Fr
Minneapolis IThomas Doyle. Tacoma
C "W Matteon. San Fr (J B Catron. Walla W
B B Broomell Tacoma J M Stanley. Chicago
W Horr. New Yorjc jS G WilJUns &. wf. Chgo
O Bley. Liverpool lAugitus Ehle. Chicago
Frank C Robertson,
F S Doernbocher. Che
S E Carr. Chicago
J S Freeing; Chicago
J McMulty. Chicago
L G Nourse. N Y
IE A Smith. Lowell.Mas
T T Williams. San Tr
VT K Eudy. "Grand Kpda
R SmltM Ferry. Or
Geo W Hint. Chicago
N B Whitley. Seattle
iJas Brownlle. Scotland
C M Schoonmtker.Boa-j
jS A Moore. St Louis
John Keegan, San Fr jC E Tlnkham, Chicago
R J Packer fi: wf. S F A H Wagner. San Fran
C A Field, San Fran G B Hegarth. Ft Steves
L. A Loom Is. llwaco
Mrs H B Millard. Ta
Thoa Moss. Cosmopollj
Oscar Jamte. Castle Rk
Frank Gibson, RlckrcaU
James Ollls, Chicago
John Waller. St Louis
Chester Bennls. Little
Judson Bennis, do
Miss Hanson. Eugene
Rev L F Stephens, j
Mrs L F Stephens, do
W H Wchrung.Hlllsbro1
W H Smith. Tacoma
J F Nowlln. Pendleton
71 C Goreman. Oreir Ci.R J Glnn. Moro. Or
Geo Washfieid, lone Mrs R J Glnn. Moro, Or
Edgar J Dlven. N Y Mrs R A West. Moro
L A Mcintosh, Silver Wm H Eudner, Gunm-
Clty, Idaho ron. Colo
Mrs L A Mcintosh, do Mr W H Eudner. do
C S Harnlsh. Albany Mki Eifdner. do
H F Allen. Newberg W Burnett. do
D L Keyt. Perrydale Mrs W Burnett. do
MrsDL Kert. do J G McLeod. Denver
J B McCann. San Fran.Mrs J G McLeod, Benvr
Daniel Stewart. Dalles F J Dunbar, Helena
Thos E Parker, Astoria H H Everson. Helena
H B Parker. Astoria (J B Vrooman, Hlllsboro
A Christencen. Lewistn, Mra J B Vrooman. do
Mrs C Mlnkler, Rosbg,L Rockman. Spokane
T Larfman. San Fran D Rice. O R & N Co
F M McKlm.Fargo.NDiC H Cartwright. Crook
Henry O'Nell. do
Mrs J E Haggart, do
G W Haggart. do
S P Klmtall. Salem
May S Mulet. Lebanon
Abbey J Frey, do
C E Stewart. Medford
Mrs S P Kimball, do
J Hugger, Medford
F J Raymond. Sandon jJaspr Wilklns, Coburg
Frank Templeton. JA A Nlcol. South Bend
Brownsville. Or iIrs A M Beach. New Y.
Mrs Bertha Templeton, W H Chase. Tacoma
Brownsville. Or P L Thompson. Spokan
M T Clark. Corvallls jGuetavus Glllam. Scap
(J S Booth. McMlnnvl poose, Or
3eo L Kelty. McCoy R H Laremans, San Fr
TE Going. Bal.er Ctty,W W Harrison. Vancvr
L H Turner. San Fran S A Gault, Rainier
Bea F Garland. Sealtl
C. W. Knowles. Manager.
Mis L Palmer, Lew- lMUs F W Kale, do
latgn. Idaho JMrs A Moffett, Ohio
R E Golden. MarshfleldM T Knowlton, N Y
H N Cockerl!ne.Euser.e,Mr W Barber. Astoria
Arthur Dodwell. Tacomi W J Furnish, Pcndltn
E A Seeley. Bennett iC M Hogan. Union
R C Judson. city iR H Danklnson, X Dak
B J O'Bryan. Loulsvui 5 Steele, Sumpter
I A DoyI. San Fran K P Rathbon. do
Sirs B Levy. San Fran C A Monell. San Fr
WB Cunningham. S F(Mra Monell & dtr. do
A C Little. Hlllsboro .Miss W Dobbins, Fol
S W Cook. New York eotn
F Jewell. San Fran WaUer Lyon. Salem
H M Erickson, Sacmto.H A Kurtz. Salem
J S Wetherell. Leland (Mrs Robinson, San Fr
W W Toung, Mt Angel! L K Parrott. San Jose
F M Zleber. Warren,Iu,E C Pentland. Indp
Harry Hammond, 5W B Rler. McMlnnvl
Wetter jHarrj- A Smith. Pendtn
W Tt fjiwler. Albany !A Schott. San Francisco
1 W L White. Grnt Pass, Will Benson. Los ADgU
H Wilde. Milwaukee i S R Schneider. June Cy
H M Wilde. MUwaukeeiW G Howell. Aetorla
Mrs C H Mcore, IE M Edwards. Astoria
.Stevenson IS E Mathews. Olney.Or
THE ST. CHARLES.
W A Bohart. Elk ton
R K Paulson. Elkton
Mrs Josle Dagmar, Os-,
T A Turner. McMlnnvljMIra M Miller. Tacoma
Ansr Takala. KnaDDa IV H Miller. Tacoma
A Franti, Knappa
iu u storey, uregon .i
iff R Llpdsey. Oregon Cy
jHias Lowe, do
IB G Faust. do
Mrs A 5 Granam,
F L Pope. Astoria
A McDonell, Astoria
TtTYr TT!ii.nh Ao
G W Badcer. Clatskaoi Mrs Harrah
C E Whltmore. LewistnjMlss Harrah.
iChas Daly. Vancouver
(J E Cornelius. Vancouvj
IR M Wardle. McMinntf
H P JacMnson. Hood R
,J B Yeon. Cathlamet
1A McDonald. Astoria
Rose Border, c
H Adams, city
W J West, city
W W Proctor, city
Jan Moore. Coqullle
TtT Khnf Mt Ancei iW J West. Astoria
E H Beach, Mt Ansel IMra C B Galllhan, Dal
H L Brooks. Mt StHlnaj las. Or
W F Kimball. Stella i Miss Galllhan. Dallas
Jce Wendel. Stella Mrs Humphrey. Dallas
W A Smith. Dalles Mrs J C Hendricks, do
E Boggy. Astoria , J O McCormack. StHlns
Mis3 Rosa Lane, Hood JMrs McCormack. do
River JCH Splnell, Salem
Scott Griffith. Dllley A H Conn. Salem
Saml Aplln. Cornelius E P Cathlln. Burns
H W Gllllhan, Dayton.'Mrs Cathlln. Burns
Or JE E Parrott; San Fran
Johnson Cleveland. ,C H Parrott. San Fran
Greshnm John Miller. Astoria
C J Miller. Gresham iMlss Clark. Astoria
Mrs Miller, Gresham John I Scott. Stella
C C Lutzens. San Fr Mrs Scott, Stella
L D Boyed. Hood RKer!
Hotel Donnelly. Tacoma.
EuroDean plan; headquarters for com
mercial men. Chllbers's restaurant in
Hotel Butler, Seattle.
European. Rooms with or without bath.
Ladies' and gents' grillrooms in connection.
Wrrmn'o fir"!! Room and Restaurant
6tarkstrec ojp. Chamber of Commerce.
HILDA HOBSON ARRESTED
CHARGED WITH THE THEFT OF A
Result of Her Operations in Benton
County Said She Was a
CORVALLIS. Or., March 5. Hilda Hob
son, or Louise Davis was arrested today
at Coburg on a warrant from Justice Hol
gate's court, of this city charging her
with larceny of a livery rig. Sheriff Rick
ard Is expected to arrive with the woman
Hilda Hobson arrived here on tho boat
early Sunday morning, and shortly after
ward appeared at the livery stable and
asked for a rig. She gave her name as
Louise Davis, and said she had a silver
hip. She had her crutches with her. and
said that she was shot In the battle of
At the livery stable she said she wanted
to go to the home of her uncle, who, she
alleged, lived four miles south of town.
The livery man wanted to send a driver
along, but Hilda demurred, saying that
she might want to stay longer than would
the driver, or that her cousin might want
to come back to town with her. She
talked so plausibly and so smoothly that
Liveryman Elgin fitted her out with a
horse and buggy, and she at once left
town, going south. When she went to get
Into the buggy, she declined the proffered
aid, and climbed In with ease and grace.
Liveryman Elgin has not since seen his
horse and buggy. A "warrant was issued
last night for the arrest of the woman,
and Sheriff RIckard learned that at a late
hour this afternoon she tvas at a farm
house two miles from Harrlsburg. The
rig the sheritf also learned, is at a Harrls
burg livery stable, where It was left by
the woman Sunday afternoon.
(Louise David, or Hilda Hobson, as she
sometimes styles herself, is the youug
woman who posed as a telegraph opera
tor In Northern California, and afterwards
worked the plea of being cast off by a
hard-hearted aunt, and obtained enough
money to reach Portland, where she said
her brother lived. On reaching here sha
said her brother was at Astoria, and
whllo waiting to hear from him stayed at
the St. Charles Hotel. Another one of
her fabrications in this city was that she
had a silver thigh, in consequence ot
which she had to use crutches. Chief Mc
Lauchlan began to Investigate her story
soon after hearing It, and the festive
Hilda was supposed to be on her way to
police headquarters, In answer to a sum
mons, when she suddenly disappeared from
ACTIVITY IN THE HOODOO MINES.
Rich Ore Is Taken Out and Improve
ment)) Are Going: Forivnrd.
PALOOSE. March 6. Nearly all the
snow Is out of the mountains east of
Palouse. and prospectors are preparing for
a season's work -that they have great
hopes will result in establishing the fact
that a great mining caicp will be de
veloped In what for the past 20 years has
been known as the Hoodoo mines. Last
summer Taylor brothers struck what they
called the Mother Lode In what Is known
as the Mascot district. The Taylors had
for several years "been engaged in placer
mining In that section. Considerable de
velopment work was done on the Mother
Lode last year, and a two-stamp mill
was put in last fall. The mine owners
have now let a contract for an additional
100 feet ot tunnelling on the vein, and In
tend to Increase the capacity of the mill
to five stamps.
Paul Bockmler, who returned yesterday
from Gold Hill, just west of the Mascot
district, reports that he has had five men
at work throughout the winter on his
property, the Gold Finch, driving a- tunnel-
They are taking out very rich ore,
and the company will put in a small mill
A force of men. It Is expected, will be
put to work on the Hoodoo Queen. In
this mine the ledge Is about eight feet
wide, with well-defined walls, the ore
values running from $16 to $65 a ton. The
ore Is Iron pyrites, but much of the gold
Is found free.
Quotations- of Mining Stocks.
SPOKANE. March a The closing bids for
mining stocks today were:
Blacktall SO OSJi'Mornlng Glory ...$0 02
Butte & Boston.
3 JMcrrison 3
Deer Trail Con
Evening Star ..
Ixne Pine Surp.
a1?. Princess Maud
5 Republic ....
i, Reservation ....
li". Tom Thumb IG74
SS 1 Waterloo 4
SAN FRANCISCO. March C The culclal clos
ing quotations (or mining stocks today were:
Alta ?0 OtKentuck Con fO 01
3 Ladv Wash. Con.
Best & Belcher..
Challenge Con ...
Con. Cal. & Va..
Crown Point ....
Gould & Curry..
Hal & Norcross.
27 Occidental Con ... 15
30 Ophlr 73
74 Potcel 27
1 40 Sierra Nevada
13,SIIer Hill ....
14 Union Con
31 U'ah Cor.
7, Yellow Jacket ,
NEW YORK. March 6. Mining stocks today
closed as follow a: ;A so" '
Chollar ,.i0-2.'. Ontario? $S 00
Crown Point 10Oph!r SO
Con. Cal. & Va... 1 43, Plymouth 14
Dcadwcod KSiQuIckrilver 1 oO
Gould & Curry... - do vret oO
Hale & Norcross.. 23 Sierra Nevada .-.. ..2
Homeftake 50 COiStandard 2 00
Iron-Silver Sli?,1?11 c?n C V ?t
Mexican 20 Yellow Jacket 17
BOSTON. March C Closing quotations:
Boston & Mont.. .52 73JParrott $0 48
Butte & Boston... 00
Shcepgroweri in Boise.
BOISE. Idaho. March 6. There are a
large number of sheepmen In the city to
attend the meeting ot the Pacific North
west Woolgrowers' Association, which Is
to convene tomorrow morning. Many of
the woolgrowers of Oregon are present
among them being Dr. James Withy
combe, of Corvallls, president of the As
sociation, and J. W. Bailey, of Portland,
To keep the skin clean
is to wash the excretions
from it off; the skin takes
care of itself inside, if not
To wash it often and
clean, without doing any
sort of violence to it, re
quires a most gentle soap,
a soap with no free ' al
kali in it.
Pears7, the soap that
clears but not excoriates.
All sorts of stores sell it, especially
druggists; all sorts of people us? jfc. '