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THE MORNING OREQONIAN, FRIDAY, APBIE IS,- 1900.
CHANGE OF TROOPS
Seventh Infantry Headquarters
for Vancouver Barracks.
RETURNING BATTALION? STATIONS
Fourteenth for Fort Wayne, Eight
eenth for Fort Keoffh, and Twenty-third
for Fort Douglas.
VANCOUVER BARRACKS. Wash..
April 12. At last the future stations of
the home battalions of the three regi
ments returning- from Manila have been
officially announced, and tho order for the
changes was received here today from
'Washington. One battalion each of the
Fourteenth. Eighteenth and Twenty-third
Infantry, to be selected by tho Command
ing General, division of the Philippines,
and Eighth Army Corps, will be retired
from duty at their present stations and
returned to the United States, to take
station as follows: The battalion of the
Fourteenth Infantry, at Fort 'Wayne,
Mich.; the battalion of the Eighteenth, at
Fort Keogh, Mont.; the battalion of the
Twenty-third, at Fort Douglas, Utah.
These battalions will serve as depot bat
talions for their respective regiments, and
officers and enlisted men who are unfit for
duty with the active battalions, and en
listed men halng less than six months
to serve, and who do not Intend to re
enllst, will be transferred to the depot
battalions, and enlisted men having six
months or more to serve will be trans
ferred to the active battalions. In order.
If possible, to brine them up to the max
imum strength prior to tho departure oi
the depot battalions.
On the arrival of the battalion of the
Fourteenth Infantry, headquarters and
companies C. H and M. Seventh Infantry,
will be retired from further duty In the
Department of the Lakes and will proceed
to and take station at Vancouver Bar
racks. On the arrival of the Seventh at
Vancouver Barracks. Company B. Twenty-fourth
Infantry, will change station
from Vancoui er Barracks to Fort Wright.
The news of n new regiment coming
here created considerable surprise In the
post today, for the rumors that have been
In circulation since It was known that
troops wero returning from the Philip
pines have led the garrison to suppose
that one of the returning battalions would
come here: but by thli order three com
panies, headquarters and the band will be
tho beginning for the establishment of a
large garrison here again. Colonel Lloyd
"Wheaton, who served for a number of
years 4n thH department In the Second
Infantry, will be In command of the Sev
enth: and. beside the three staff officers,
there should be nine company officers with
It will probably be about four weeks
before the Seventh will arrive here, for
the Fourteenth only sailed from Manila
April 1. but they will probably not delay
In San Francisco, so It will be the second
meek In May before they can arrive at
STATD had SHORE RIGHT.
By It WnMhoncnl Company Cntn The
Dalle Comiinnj- From It Dock.
VANCOUVER, Wash.. April 12. Tester
day Judge Miller rendered a decision In
the case of the Washougal & La Camas
Transportation Company vs. The Dalles,
Portland & Astoria Navigation Comcanv.
which has ben pending In the Superior
Court for sevcril months. The contention
In this case was over the title to certain
lands on the water front of the Columbia
at Warhougal, The defendant purchased
land at that place and commenced to con
struct thereon a wharf and warehouse.
Subsequent to the purchase by the defend
ant, the plaintiff, which Is a rival for
Columbia River traffic and owner of a
dock and warehouse at Washougal, pur
chased from the state the shore land In
front of that of the defendant, and en
Joined the defendant from building across
Its property so acquired, thus shutting the
defendant off from the river. The decision
was in favor of the p'alntlff. and sustains
the Constitutional right of the state to
claim and dispose of shore lands contigu
ous to navigable streams.
The report of County Treasurer Parcel
for the three months ending March II
shows the receipts of the quarter to have
been $34.71$ 31 The d'sburremente were
S2j.S70 31. and the balance on hand $37.
771 CO. Twenty thousand dollars of the
collections made were for delinquent
taxes. The delinquent tax list of the
county Is now practically reduced to the
amount due from the Northern Pacific
Railway Company, amounting to about
315.000. The railroad company. It is under
stood. Is only waiting to obtain a final
settlement of Its title to lands in the
county before paying: up its taxes In full.
The County Treasurer has alto reported
the sum of 16200 87 as bring on hand in
the roaf and bridge fund, and it has been
apportioned among the several road dis
tricts. NEW ROUTE TO LONG BEACH.
Subsidy Provided for Stenmer to Ply
Trom Sonth Bend.
SOUTH BEND. April 11 A subsidy of
375 per month has been raised among the
uuuiness men tor tne I. R. & N. Co. to
place the steamer Canby on the run
across the bay from South Bend to Nah
cotta, connecting at the latter point with
the train for Ocean Park and Long
Beach. The steamer will run during the
months of June. July and August, and the
object Is to attract the summer resorters
to travel to the beach by this route. Pas
sengers from the Sound or Portland will
reach here In the evening, spend the
night here and continue by boat in the
morning. The Northern Pacific will sell
through tickets to the beach at reduced
rates. It Is expected also that to attract
this travel the railroad will greatly Im
prove Its present train sen-Ice on the
South Bend branch.
A new time table Is announced for this
branch, to take effect April 29. The train
will leave .here at 11 A. M.. reaching
Chehalls at 3 P. M.. and leaves three on
me return trip at 4:53, arriving here at
9:30 P. M. This will enable farmers In
the Willapa Valley to visit South Bend
on business and return the next day. At
present they must stay here one day and
The effects of good times and the 3 per
cent rebate allowed for prompt payment
of taxes are seen In the tnx payments.
Already over half of the 1S5D taxes are
paid and but two months have elapsed
since they were due. The total real prop
erty tax amounts to I5S.U1 7L and the
personal tax to 33195 3L The sum of 337.
75S 39 has already been collected, and all
of the personal tax except about 31500.
During the first six months of 1S99 tho
taxes- collected amounted to 333,911 45. or
J3S4S 94 less than has been collected dur
ing the past two months.
LEWIS COUNTY FINANCES.
Tax Money Comlnjr Three Times as
Fast ns Last Year.
CHEHALIS. Wash., April It The
County Treasurer's statement. Just issued,
shows that during February and March
372.999 of 1899 taxes were collected, which
is 350,000 more than was paid in for the
same period last year. The total collec
tions since January 1. from all sources,
were over 3100.000. Current expense fund
warrants are paid In cash, and the old
general fund warrants are gradually being
wiped out. The amount of money spent
on roads and bridges In the county dur
ing the year past has been unusually
large, but general expenses have been kept
within reasonable limits, and the county
Is in (rood condition financially.
A carload of goods just received by a
local firm from Portland had been broken
open somewhere between the two points
and a large quantity of roods stolen.
The Olympla Presbytery closed its semi
annual meeting at Chehalls today, after a
three days session. About 20 ministers
attended the session, as well a a number
of lay delegates. During the same days
the Woman's Home Missionary Society of
the Presbyterian Church held a regular
The receipts in the Chehalls postofflce
for the year ending- March 31 were 35139 It
an Increase over the previous year of
IRA B. PEARCE DEAD.
Prominent Marlon County CItlsen
and Pioneer of the West.
SALEM. Or.. April It Ira. B. Pearce
died at his borne at Turner, last night,
aged SI years. Deceased was bom at Ovid.
N. Y.. in ISIS. When he was one year old
his parents moved to Ohio, where he
passed his youth, and learned the black
smith trade. From Ohio he moved to
Indiana, where. In 1S42. he married Miss
Mary Perirn, sister of the late Caleb Perin,
of Fossil, Gilliam County. The next year
he moved to Iowa where he resided until
1K0, when he crossed the plains to Califor
nia, He lived successively in Califor
nia, Iowa. Idaho and Oregon, coming to
this state In 1S64. "While in Iowa eight
children were born, of which four are atlll
living, the eldest being Mrs. John J. Bar
rett, of Turner. Or. Tne others are: Mrs.
J. M. M. Wood and George H. Pearce. of
Turner, and Ira Pearce, of San Pedro.
Cai. Deceased was never a member ot
any church, but was a faithful believer In
Universallsm. The funeral service will
be held at the residence, Friday, at 10
W. TV. McKlnney, of nlllsboro.
HILLSBORO. Or.. April It "William
Walter McKlnney, of this city, died last
evening. McKlnney was born at Hllls
boro In 1S73. and was a son of J. N. and
Sarah McKlnney, well-known Washington
County pioneers. For several years he
followed abstracting, but later on was
deputy for the present County Clerk. J.
A, Imbrle. pwlng to the ravages of his
malady, consumption, he was obliged to
suspend work a year ago. He left a wife
and child. The funeral will take place
tomorrow. Interment being in the Hills
CHILD BURNED TO DEATH.
Tried to Start Fire, "When ClothlnfiJ
COLFAX. "Wash.. April It Word
reached here this evening that tho 3-year-old
son of Fred Reisenaeur, a German
farmer, living one mile from Colton, In
this county, was burned to death in a
Meld near the house. The child had ob
tained matches, and tried to start a fire,
when Its clothing became Ignited. Burned
stubble Indicates it had run 100 yards
with its clothing on fire, then fell dead,
probably being killed by inhaling flames.
The child was missed, and search result
ed in the body being found, lying faca
down In the stubble field. He had been
dead several hours. All the clothing -was
burned from the body, except the stock
ings and hat. The head and feet were
TO OPEN THE RESERVATION.
... - ,
Colvllle Lands to Be Subject to Entry
After October 10.
WASHINGTON. April It The President
has signed a proclamation opening to set
tlement the northern half of the Colvllle
Indian reservation. In Washington. The
proclamation will go Into effect October 10
next. The land opened to settlement is
all that part of the reservation which has
not been allotted to tht Indians, and com
prises about 1.500,000 acres. It will be
disposed ot under the homestead laws, at
31 &0 an acre. The right to mine in the
reservation was granted several years ago,
and It is now opened up for agricultural
IVorth Yakima Notes.
NORTH YAKIMA. Wash., April It It
has been decided that the meeting of
the State Federation of Women's Clubs
will be held here on the 29th, 30th and 31st
of May, Instead of In June.
About 30 buildings have been completed
elnce January 1 or are now In process of
construction in this town. They Include
brick and stone store buildings and ware
houses with a frontage of 300 feet. The
cost Is estimated by the owners at 373.350.
Rents aro constantly rising. It is still
practically impossible to get a house to
live In, and there are no vacant store
buildings in town. Quite a number of
new residences will be put up this Sum
mer. Hon. Austin Mires. Supervisor of the
Census for this district, says that he hat
recommended all but IS of the 135 enum
erators required to do the work of the dis
trict. Some of those whom he has recom
mended are women. He has made recom.
mentations for all places to be filled In
Washlntrtoft Grain Bass.
Walla Walla Statesman.
On April 1 there were in the warehouse
at the state penitentiary 414.971 grain bags.
A careful estimate places the output of
the mill from April 1 to September 1 at
525,000 bags, making a total on that date
of 1.013,971 bags.
On April 1 applications had been filed. In
pursuance ot the new order, for 2.219.TO
grain bags, by 412 different persons, who
each paid 10 per cent of the purchase price,
35 90 a hundred, of 'the bags applied for.
Warden Catron estimates he will be able
to furnish only 43 per cent of the amount
of grain bags applied for. In other words
the farmer who applied for 1000 bags will
receive only 430. This means he must
buy 570 bags of the dealer to make up the
number he needs.
"Spokane gardens are now supplying the
local market with early vegetables.
The Northern Pacific has surveyors in
the field for an extension of the Central
Washington branch westward.
A New Whatcom man runs a launch
with acetylene gas as motive power, said
to be the first application of that gas to
M. Hadl, a Persian, who has been at
tending school a short time in Pierce
County, has started out to convince the
American people that they should help the
Boers In their fight against Great Britain.
A "McKInley Republican Club of King
County," said to be patterned after tht
Tammany Society of New York City, has
been organized. The declared purpose Is
to extend the organization into ever
The Northern Pacific Railroad has se
cured a right ot way along the Touchet
River from Riverside to Waltsburg. Bf
the completion of this branch Walla Walla
will be placed off the main Une of the
It Is reported that an option on the
Walla Walla Statesman has been given
to men representing the Wilson po'.ltlcal
Interest in Washington, and that the pa
per will soon change hands, and be con
verted from Democratic faith to support
ot the Wilson cause.
The Blalock Fruit Company will com
mence work at an early date upon the
pipe line which connects .the Walla Walla
sewer system with its lands. The line
will be 500 feet long, and constructed of
It 14. 15, and It-inch pipe. The fruit com.
pany has secured right of way through
the Government reserve, which has given
a somewhat shorter and more feasible
route. The outlet ot the sewer system
to the farm will be adequate to handle
the flow of sewage of a city much larger
than Walla Walla. This company will
also handle the sewerage from Fort Walla
Walla, which will be connected with the
I Blalock line oo the Government reserve.
GREW WEARY OF LIFE
OLD SETTLER OF MORROW COL. VI' I
PCT BULLET THROTJGII HIS BEAD.
Had Previously Made a Will B
qneathln-r the Bnllc of His Large
'Estate to a Son.
HEPPNER, Or., April It-Stephen A.
Lalande suicided by shooting himself
through the head yesterday at his ranch,
four 'miles north of Heppner, where he
first settled 30 years ago. Domestic trouble
is said to be the cause. He was wealthy,
and on Tuesday made a will leaving the
bulk of bis estate to a grown son by his
The first wool of the season arrived
yesterday at Heppner warehouses, and will
soon be coming In a steady, stream. R. F.
Hynd and Phil Cohen, experts, who have
handled wool all their lives, say that the
1900 wool Is of the best length and texture
they have ever seen.
There are six sheepbuyers here now. and
the market promises to open up and be
come brisk at any time, with mutual con
cessions. Oliver Justice yesterday .sold
to Charles White 1200 mixed yearlings at
32 80 a head, but buyers claim that this
Is an exceptional sale, without regard to
actual market values.
HINKLE AND WATSON.
Aftermath of the Recent Row In.
PENDLETON, Or., April 10. To the
Editor.) I have to say concerning the
charges made against me In the Demo
cratic County Convention by D. B. Wat
son, as reported in the Dally East Orego
nlon ot Monday, that I had first thought
to Ignore the matter as coming from an
unreliable source, and In no wise Indorsed
by the Democratic party.
But. in Justice to my friends, I am im
pelled now to say that those charges were
vile, malicious and absolutely false In
every particular, emanating from a dis
eased mind and Impure motives.
As secretary of the People's party cen
tral committee or otherwise, I was never
offered anything for my "political in
fluence" by any person or party, and I
certainly never offered that Influence my
self for sale at any price.
At about the same hour this fire-eating
Democratic orator was heaping his vile
abuse upon me in the Democratic conven
tion, I was making the effort of my life
In the Populist convention for the har
monious union ot the two parties, as must
be attested by every Populist delgate whi
afterwards went Into the Democratic con
vention. I am unable to construe the language of
Watson as otherwise than unfriendly and
insulting, and predict that his persistence
in disseminating such calumnies will re
act unfavorably upon the Democratic
county ticket, the success of which he Is
presumed to desire,
"Deliver us from our friends" is now
the watchword of the county Democracy
while this man Watson remains at large.
J. T. HINKLE.
Mr. Watson's Rejoinder.
'The letter of Mr. Hlnkle was shown to
Mr. Watson. The latter replied:
"I reiterate the charges entire. Just as
I made them, having nothing whatever to
retract. The charges have been made pub
licly by me. They need no repetition here.
Now. If they ore not true, let Mr. Hinkie
bring suit for libel, as he has grounds for
a libel suit If I said anything that was
untrue. I await Mr. Hlnkle's action In
, TELEPHONE FOR TILLAMOOK.
Council Grants Second Franchise
Lumber and Dairy News.
TILLAMOOK. Or., April IV The City
Council on Monday evening passed an or
dinance granting a franchise to the Ore
gon Telephone & Telegraph Company to
operate and maintain a telephone system
within the city limits.
The Government derrick, which is dredg.
ing at Dry Stocking Bar. has dredged over
200 feet, and 00 feet wide, over that bar,
which was formed by a rack heap of logs
Carl Hlmple has sold out his Interest
in the Hlmple & Wheeler sawmill, on tho
Nehalem River, and will move with his
family to Klatskanle- The mill will be
put In thorough repair, and as soon as
this is done, it will Tesume running.
The Tillamook Logging Company has
secured timber enough on Bcwley Creek
to keep running for two years. Since Its
organization, in May, 1S99, It has put into
tidewater and at the mill boom something
like 8.000.000 feet at a price of 34 25 per
thousand, having operated only two of
the three logging engines the company
The dairymen of Tillamook County con
tinue to receive good prices for butter
fat. the last returns of the South Prairie
cheese factory netting them 27 cents per
HOW TO GET RID OF "WEEVIL.
Raise Warehouses Above the Ground
and Pest Will Quit.
PENDLETON. Or.. April It The weevil.
which appears to have affected some of
the wheat stored In Portland, and wnicn
also has appeared in counties adjoining
Umatilla, has not been found at any point
In this county, although there ore stored
In warehouses here not lees than l.OM.COO
bushels of wheat. Will Moore, agent ot
the Pacific Coast Elevator Company, says
that the reason why weevil has not ap
peared In this county Is that the wheat is
all stored in warehouses which are raised
considerably from the ground, and that
It will never appear in any warehouse
built In that manner. He says that It
has been his experience mat the pest may
be eliminated from any warehouse by
raising the building from the ground and
setting It on posts. Scarcely a bushel
of wheat In this county is stored In any
private warehouse, and all of the com
panies' warehouses aro built In the man
ner indicated by Mr. Moore.
County Treasurer Kern has transmitted
to State Treasurer Moore $12,000 of lh.3
amount due the State of Oregon ftom
Umatilla County, the total due being 343.
400. This is considerably more than Uma
tilla County paid last year In state taxes.
Sheriff Blakley has up to date collected a
total of 325,000 of the ISM taxes.
BATTLEGROUND NOT IN OREGON.
Now Will Oregon Society Erect the
PENDLETON, Or., April It Sherff
Blakley has returned from Walla Walla,
and reports that a temporary monument
has been located close to the historic cabin
of La Rocquc, In the state of Washing
ton three miles beyond the state line, the
object being to commemorato the battle
fought In 1S55 by Colonel Kelly and the
volunteers against Peu-Fcu-Mox-Mox and
his Indians The party that located the
temporary monument consisted of Mrs.
Levi Ankeny, Mr. Blakley Lew McMorris
and James McAullff. The Oregon Histor
ical Society, at tho requcet ot which tho
party made the trip to the La Rocquo
cabin, when It was organized, proposed to
operate only in Oregon, and it is not
known whether or not It will proceed to
erect a monument across the line in Wash
ington. Sheep in Fine Condition.
Stock Inspector Charles Myers, of this
county, makes a partial report on the
condition ot the sheep, the substance ot
which is that the bands in this county aro
in better condition than they have ecr
been known before. Although he has not
completed his Inspection yet, he has trav
eled quite extensively throughout the
county, and has found only one band of
sheep affected with scab. He expects two
more bands, which ran on the same range
with that affected, to develop scab later,
and knows of no other bands in which
the disease is or will be present. Mr.
Myers says that the Increase of lambs
th Spring Is 108 to 110 per cent, and the
lambs are in fine, healthy condition. The
ewes are so rolling fat that the lambing
proceeds with some difficulty on that account.
NO MISSING HILLS OF HOPS.
But. There Will "Be Many MUslnsr
Fields, Through Plowing- Up.
SALEM. Or.. April It "No missing hills
this year." is the general report of the
condition of the 1900 hop crop. The offi
cers of the Hopgrowers' Association re
ceive letters from all parts of the Valley
conveying information regarding hop in
terests. The letters, almost without ex
ception, have a very encouraging tone
so far as the growing crop is concerned.
There Is some complaint of uneven
growth, but as such reports are greatly
in the minority, it Is believed that the
lack of uniformity Is due to the planting
of different kinds of hops.
Squire Farrar, a dealer who keeps in
touch with hop conditions, says that he
can hear of no complaints as to uneven
ness. On the contrary, he hears It re
marked that the hop vines appear much
better than usual in this respect. Mr.
Farrar says that weather conditions have
been very ravorable. and that the vines
have made a good, healthy growth. The
vines in this vicinity are two to three
feet tall, and growers are beginning to
put In twine for the vines to cling to.
Mr. Farrar is of the opinion that more
hopyards are being plowed up than are
reported, and that many more will be
plowed up beroro the sowing season Is
over. Unless there should be a rise in
tho price of hops, growers will continue to
be discouraged and will sow their yards
to hay or wheat. In the plowing up of
yards and the reductlonof the acreage of
hops produced, is the only solution Mr.
Farrar can seo for the question of over
production and the consequent low price.
There are a few yards Just coming into
bearing, but. according to estimates ot
growers, these will not equal the acreage
plowed up, and there should be a decrease
in the production this season.
Sheriff Durbln has received the tax on
but SI bicycles thus far this season. With
in the same time last year 1500 bicycle tax
receipts had been Issued. The total num
ber of tags given out last year in this
county was 2S3L Unless the owners of
wheels show a greater disposition to pay
their tax than Is manifested at present,
this number will not be reached this sea
son, although there has been a great In
crease In the number ot bicycles.
Henry Long was today received at the
Penitentiary from Malheur County. He
Is sentenced to three years' Imprisonment
on conviction ot the crime of stealing
eight horses. The prisoner was brought
to the Penitentiary by Sheriff J. D. Locey
and one guard. The total expense of
transportation was 315S 70.
How the expense bills for conveying
prisoners are made up is shown by the
statement of expenses in this instance.
Railroad tickets are charged at actual
cost, and a per diem of 33 Is allowed for
the sheriff and the same amount for the
guard. Meals are charged at 50 and 75
cents each, and beds 50 cents each. Hack
hire in Salem for transporting prisoners
from the train to the Penitentiary costs
32 50. In this Instance it required five
days to bring the prisoner to Salem and
The health report of the port of Coos
Bay, for the quarter ending March 31,
1900, shows the following:
Number of domestic vessels arrived.. ..62
Number of domestic vessels departed... .08
State Treasurer Moore today received a
remittance ot $2081 23 from Klamath Coun
ty, which pays that county's 1S99 tax
in full, Gilliam County today paid in
32000 on her 1S99 tax.
The Loewcnberg-Golng Company today
paid to the State Treasurer 3902 32, the
amount due the state for convict labor in
the company's stove foundry during tht
month of March.
Governor Geer today honored a requisi
tion issued by Governor Rogers, of Wash
ington, for the rendition of Jacob Eyerly,
who Is wanted In Chehalls County, Wash
ington, to answer to a charge of stealing
goods of the value of 3100 from A. D.
Damon, at Montesano. Eyerly Is In Port
land. A warrant for his arrest and ren
dition has been issued.
Child's Body Found.
SEATTLE. April It The body of a
child, apparently about five months old.
was found today In a ditch on the line of
the Seattle & International Railway, near
Ravenna Park. Tho Coroner is of the
opinion that the child's body was thrown
from a passing train. There were no
marks on It, however, to Justify any the
ory that death was duo to violence. No
inquest will be held.
Medford now owns Its own electric light
plant. It cost SSOOO.
A couple of bears are killing stock In
the Soap Creek neighborhood.
Largo quantities of freight are going
from Tho Dalles to Prinevlllo and John
E. A. Cray has retired from the Lostlne
Leader, after IS months service. A. Lee
Morelock succeeds him.
The Moro Leader has been sold by M.
FItzroaurtce to William Holder, and will
be moved to the town of Shanlko.
James Cornier has sold his ranch In
Malheur County, below Cottonwood Can
yon, to a Harney man. for J2000.
"Red," a dog that followed one of the
stages from Mora to Grant for 10 years.
has quit the road. He tried to follow
the train, on the new railroad, but gave up
Albany reports a. curiosity from a hen
house. An egg of unusual size bad been
boiled, and when It was cut open. Instead
of having a yolk, it had In Its place an
other properly formed egg. shell and alL
Joseph's city election, last week, re
sulted in tho choice of the following:
Counctlmcn. G. F. Conley. George Mack.
Dr. Barnard. H. Corby: Marshal. Charles
Bride: Recorder. J. J. Stanley; Treasurer,
J. D. McCully.
"Hilda Hobson" Is operating In Coos
and Curry Counties, under tho name ot
Mrs. Dlllbraugh. At one place she bor
rowed an editor's horse, rode it a long
distance and left it to be returned at the
kind man's expense.
A "class yell" at Hood River caused
a runaway. Two girls were In the back
seat of a spring wagon. One tumbled
out, but the other, Penrl Joles, crawled
under the front seat, secured the lines,
and brought the team to a stop.
A large sale of land Is recorded In Lano
County. Tho O. & C. R. R, Co. trans
fers to William G Gasbls SS791J acres
of land, located 14 miles eat of Cottage
Grove. Thf compsny received 330,f2S 9"!.
The deed carried reenue stamps to the
amount of 330 50.
The Harney Valley Items remarks that
"the range grass, refreshed by the gent!
chowers of last week, and the subsequent
dally kisses of warm sunsntnc, is now th?
sort of grateful pasture that reaches up
gratefully to the mouths of the herbeaters,
and stock is growing fat. fan- and frisky."
Mrs. W. P. Lord, wife of ex-Governor
Lord, now Minister to the Argentine Re
public, Is reported to have written a
friend in Salem that she expects to re
turn to Salem during the present year.
Expenses of living are said to be so high
at Buenos Ayres that the post Is a very
McAllrter. the fellow who was arrested
at The Dalles for collecting money for an
alleged orphan asylum at Cascade Locks,
was discharged Tuesday, no one appear
ing sgalnst him. He promised to leave
town, and probably did so. Ho expressed
himself to the county officials as having
received great spiritual benefit from his
sojourn In the county Jail.
A WOMAN'S LONG SLEEP
APPARENTLY NATURAL SLUMBER,
BUT SHE "WILL ROT ROUSE.
It Is Not Paralysis, an the Case Baf
fles the Physicians Few Mo
ments of Consciousness.
BAKER CITY, Or., April IV About 10
days ago, Mrs. D. Nichols, wife of a prom
inent farmer and stockralser of Bridge
port, abcut 30 miles from here. In this
county, while reading aloud to her hus
band, and apparently in good health, sud
denly complained of headache. She put
down the paper she was reading, went to
an adjoining bedroom, and lay down on
the bed. Mr. Nichols shortly after went
out of the house to attend some chores.
On his return an hour or so later, he
found his wife in sound sleep. He en
deavored to awaken here, but to no pur
pose. He became alarmed, and called In
several neighbors, and they tried to arouse
the woman, but their efforts were futile.
All night she slept and early next morn
ing a messenger was sent to this city for
a physician, who arrived there the next
day. He found the woman atlll asleep and
all efforts to arouso her were of no avail.
She was sensitive to touch and showed
no evidence of paralysis. Electricity was
applied and for the moment she would
revive and then relapse aa-ain into slum
ber. This condition continued during the
day ot the physician's visit and on the
following morning Mrs. Nichols was
brought to this city and placed in the
hospital. All resourscs known to medi
cal skill are being applied by the doctors,
but no results are as yet apparent.
Mrs. Nichols has taken but little nourish
ment thus far and suffers no pain, her
sleep being calm and natural. Within
the past two days she has been conscious
at times for a brief period, but ran neither
talk nor see, the nerves governing those
functions appearing to be paralyzed. The
attending physicians speak of the case
as being tho strangest ever experienced In
their practice, and they are at a loss to
MAY BE FROM THE DOMINION.
Ship's Boat Stocked "With Food
VICTORIA. B. C-, April It The steam
er Willapa, returning from the west coast
today, reports a red ship's boat stocked
with canned meats, buckets, water cask,
etc.. but bearing no name, having washed
ashore with the bow stove in at Wreck
Bay, near Eucleulet. It Is feared that I
and the boat picked up by the steamer
Edith In Wrangel Narrows a week ago
are from the Sydney, N. S. W., bark Do
minion, Bailing from Puget Sound, lumber
laden for her home port, March 4. A name
board bearing the name "Dominion." miss-
Mng only the fourth letter, was found by
Indians and brought here by the Willapa.
Many Japanese Coming-.
Five Oriental steamers, due here within
three weeks, are bringing more than 3000
Japanese Immigrants, while 2000 have al
ready landed during the last 30 days.
Alpha Expects a Mutiny.
The steamer Alpha, now on her way to
Nome, will endeavor to land her passen
gers at St, Michael, but expects that they
will object and mutiny, and so relieve the
owners and officers of the responsibility
of violating the American law.
Free Miners' Certificates.
The Provincial Government has decided
to repeal the anti-oJien mining legislation,
and will Issue free miners' certificates to
foreign companies incorporated under the
laws of the province.
TRANSFER OF FISHERY MAN.
Superintendent Downing Coes East
E. N. Carter Comes to Clackamas.
OREGON CITY, Or.. April IV E. N.
Carter, recently connected with the United
States Fish Commission at Chicago, who
Is to be the new superintendent at the
Clackamas hatchery. Is now being initi
ated by Superintendent S. W. Downing.
Some time ago Mr. Downing asked the de
partment to transfer him to some East
ern station. In accordance with this re
quest, he hag received the appointment of
superintendent of the hatchery at Pudding
Bay., O., on Lake Erie, one of the larg
est hatcheries In the country.. Mr. Down
ing's appointment to the Clackamas hatch
ery dates from July 1 last, and he may be
required to remain to the end of his fiscal
Deputy Fish Commissioner McCown
states that the fishermen In this vicinity
are taking out their licenses promptly, and
no trouble Is anticipated on the license
About 75 union painters came up from
Portland last night and assisted the local
painters and paper-hangers In taking the
preliminary steps to form a union. A.
Walker was elected president, and S. S.
CAPTURED A GILLNET.
Result of Night's Patrol by Deputy
ASTORIA. April 11 Deputy Fish Com
missioner Loughery made another trip up
the river last night, on the launch E.hel,
in search of fishermen engaged In fishing
In the close season. He was not success
ful In getting any fishermen or boats, but
brought back with him a good new Kill
net. As the launch was passing Pillar
Rock a net was seen In the water. It
was fast to no boat, but one was seen dis
appearing In the darkness. The net was
picked up and brought back to Astoria
and will be confiscated. No other evidence
of Illegal fishing was found, although the
deputy was on tho river all night
George Nesmlth, an employe of the lum
ber mill on Cold Creek, lost thrre fingers
of his left hand yesterday. The hand
got caught In the cogs of the bull wheel
and the sacrifice of the fingers saved his
arm and life.
SISTER'S GHASTLY DISCOVERY.
Came to Visit Her Brother and Found
He Had Killed Himself.
SEATTLE. April It Harry Knowles.
aged 22, committed suicide last night at
his room In the Fifth-avenue Hotel, by
taking strychnine. Despondency over los
ing his position Is assigned as the cause.
His sister came over from Victoria thlt
morning to visit hint, and discovered him
Washington University Property.
The Board of Regents ot the State Uni
versity tics leased to J. C Levold, a Se
attle broker, the old University grounds on
Union street. Including the Armory and
the old University building, for a period
of 30 years. Mr. Levold muet Improve the
property at a cost of not less than 3450,000,
and must pay In rents to the state during
the period coered by the lease $162,500.
At the end of the term the buildings and
all Improvements revert back to the state,
which becomes the owner of them.
SENT TO PENITENTIARY.
Eighteen Months Sentence for Shoot
ing n Man Sister In Prison.
MEDFORD. April it A. J. Hamlin,
found gu'lty of shotting Ed Armstrong In
March, was today sentenced to IS months
In the Penitentiary. Hamlin's sister was
sent to the Penitentiary last yetr for
arson, having set fire to her brother's
barn and grain stacks. Armstrong has
nearly recovered from the wounds re
ceived in the shcoting.
TAX OJf CAXADIAX CTOREXCY.
Whatcom Connty Banks Searched
and Compelled to Pay.
NEW WHATCOM. April IV Internal
Revenue Inspectors Bowen, Mullay and
Town today completed a search of all
banks of this county for Canadian cur
rency. Federal statutes Impose a 10 per
cent tax on all foreign currency circulated
In the United States, and the banks were
compelled In all Instances to pay this .tax.
It U estimated that between 1500,000 and
33,000.060 Is In circulation in Whatcom
JAR KTT.tJCn YOUNG CHICKS.
How a Dynamite Salute Cost Forest
Grove More Than SSO.
FOREST OROVE, Or., April It Dep
uty Postmaster C B. Stokes, lost 103
chicks in his Incubator here recently,
valued at 320, and has Just discovered that
their death resulted from the Jar occa
sioned by the firing of three dynamite
salutes near his residence.
Word reached here today from Vale, Or
that the grand Jury found a not true bill
In the case of Sherry Johnson, who was
arrested here a short time ago, charged
with stealing horses from Malheur Coun
ty, and was taken there for trial. H!s
many friends here will be pleased to hear
that be Is legally acknowledged to be in
nocent. Presbytery of Southern Oregon.
GRANT'S PASS. Or., April It The
Presbytery of Southern Oregon met Tues
day evening In Bethany Presbyterian
Church. Rev. G. W. Brown, of Klamath
Falls, was chosen temporary clerk. Rev.
J. A. Townsend. D. D.. of Roseburg, was
elected moderator. Rev. D. G. Knotts, of
Florence, was recommended to the Board
of Sunday School Work for the position
ot Sunday school missionary. Rev. S. H.
Jones, of Jacksonville, was. at his re
quest, dismissed to the Presbytery of the
Tho popular meeting in the evening was
In the interests of home missions and Sun
day school work, the speakers being Rev.
F. G. Strange, of Ashland, on "Home
Missions," and Rev. Adolph Haberly, of
Medford, and Rev. C. W. Hays, of Grant's
Pass, on "Sunday School Work."
Quotations of Mining Stocks.
SPOKANE. April 12. The doting bids for
mining stocks today were:
Blacktall .....0 08l Morrison 30 03
Deer Trail Con. Bfc
Rambler Cariboo S3
Republic 1 04
evening aiar... i
Gold Ledge .... 4K
Golden HuvtiL 1
Iron Mask 23
Tom Thumb ....
Jim Blaine 12Vi
ime -ine surp. iaft
2 it) St. Keverne ...
SAN FRANCISCO. April IV The offlclal
closing Quotations for mining stocks today were,
Alpha Con ,
Justice SO 05
Occidental Con ... 12
Best II Belcher... 27
Caledonia 1 13
Challenge Con ...
Ser. Belcher ..
Confidence 70i Silver Hill
Con. Cal. it Va... 1 70iStandard '
Crown Point 2UUnlon Con
Excheo.Jr 2iUtah Con
Could & Curry... 23 Tellow Jacket .
NEW TORK. .April 12. Mining stocks today
closed as follows:
Chollar 30 10: Ontario ts 00
Crown Point lOpblr 73
Con. CaL & Va... 1 60 Plymouth 10
Deadwood 60 Quicksilver 1 73
Gould A. Cunr... 23i do pref 7 30
Hale & Norcroas.. 301 Sierra. Nevada ... 30
Homestake JO 00 standard 3 M
Iron Silver 65Unlon Con 2H
Mexican 3i Tellow Jacket .... 3u
BOSTON, April lV-Clostng quotations:
Adventure 30 OSHtOsceola 30 CO'i
Allouex Mining. 2 irarrott 4CH
Amal. Copper .. 03VQulncy 1 S4
Itoston A Mont. 3 IS ISlnta Fe Copper ffH
Butte Boston. 79
CaL A Hecla... T 48
Tamarack 1 do
Iitah lllnlmr ... 32V
Humboldt . 75
Closed until Monday.
Sheep on Rainier Reserve.
TACOMA. April IV D. B.- Sheller, State
Forest Superintendent. ,has received au
thority to Issue permits for the grazing
of not exceeding 250.000 sheep In the
Mount Rainier reservation, east of the
Cascades, the sheep to enter not earlier
than July 1, and to leave by September 25.
The usual number of horses and cattle
may be allowed on the reservation be
tween June 1 and October L Superintend
ent Sheller will call a meeting of the
stockmen to be held at North Yakima
May 1. when he will receive applications
and apportion territory. The price per
head will be fixed by the Secretary of the
Canght Yakima Apricots.
NORTH TAKIMA. April 12. It Is the
opinion of leading fruitgrowers of this
valley that the cold snap of last week did
no great damage to the fruit crop, ex
cepting the apricots. These are practical
ly all dead. Trees of all kinds were load
ed with blossoms as never before. The
frost has destroyed many of them, but
In most orchards there Is every prospect
for full crops of all kinds of fruit.- This
does not hold true everywhere. There Is
a small number of orchards In which a
large part of the fruit was killed. Gener
ally speaking, however, the loss is lnslg.
Alaska Military Service.
WASHINGTON. April V-Commlssary
Sergeant Henry H. Allen has been trans,
ferred from the general hospital at the
Presidio. San Francisco, to Seattle. Wash.
From there he will be sent to report to
General George M. Randall, commanding
the Department of Alaska, for duty on the
Ike Holloway. cook of Company L.
Twenty-fourth Infantry, now In the hands
of the civil authorities serving sentence
of imprisonment, will be dishonorably dis
charged by the commanding officer at Fort
FOREST GROVE. Or.. April lV-Super
tntendent H. A. Ball, assisted by Mrs. M.
C. Case, of Hlllsboro, and H. E. Coleman,
of Beaventon. Is holding the regular
semi-annual teachers' examination there.
Twenty-seven are in attendance, seven of
whom are men.
TILLAMOOK. Or.. April 13. Fifteen
teachers are In attendance at the semi
annual examination, which is being con
ducted by Superintendent G. B. Lamb.
Mrs. F. D. Vincent and Mrs. Allen.
To Prepare for the Campaign.
SALEM, April IV Chairman F. T.
Wrightman. of the Marlon County Re
publican Central Committee, has called
a meeting of the committee In Salem next
Saturday. April 14. He has also requested
the Republican nominees for county and
legislative offices to be present to confer
with the committee. It Is not stated what
business will be before the committee, but
It Is understood that a general plan for
the coming campaign will be outlined.
Damage In the Ragne Valley.
MEDFORD. April 12. Though the frosts
of Saturday and Sunday night have near
ly ruined the peach crop In the lowlands
of the Rogue River Valley, there will be
fruit In the foothills for home consump
tion. Pears, prunes and apples are In
jured, but It U claimed not so seriously
as at first thought. Some growers expect
a fair crop stllL
Pacific County Frnlt Rnlned.
SOUTH BEND. Wash.. April IV Coun
ty Fruit Inspector Ben Rlst Is of the
opinion that the plum and prune crop Is
practically ruined, due to the frosts this
week. Cherries will not be affected much.
Tho County Commissioners have de
cided to pay Fruit Inspector Rlst no
longer tor his services. He is undecided
as yet whether ho will continue bis work
and suo for his pay or resign.
TO CURE A COLD IX OSE DAT.
Take Laxative Brotno Quinine Tablets. All drug
rlsta refund the money If It falls to cur. E. W.
Grore's signature Is on each box. 23c
MORE JOBBERS TESTIFY
EmDENCB OF SEATTLE MEN AS TO
St. Louis Has Given Notice That It
'Will Present Rebuttal Testi
mony at Next Sitting.
SEATTLE, Wash April IV Thg
Interstante Commerce Commission to
day concluded its hearing of testi
mony in the case brought before that
body by the Jobbers of the Middle West
and the St. Louis Business Men's League
against the Pacific Coast railroad lines,
to compel the re-establishment of freight
rates and classification to this territory,
as they were prior to June 1S9S. Tho
Commission left tonight for Denver and
Omaha where testimony in similar casts
is to be taken.
Commissioner Joseph W.Flfer, of Blinds,
says the Commission has received notice
from the attorneys for the St. Louts
League that at the oral meetine- of at
torneys they wish to present some testi
mony rebutting a portion given on Una
Coast. Just when this hearing will, take '
place, he says, cannot now be determined
as the Commission has a large amount
or woric to De disposed of before the Mid
dle West and Pacific Coast Jobbers' oon-
trovensy can be taken up again. The de
cision of the Commission in tho matter. "
ho believes, will therefore be delayed for
The testimony taken in the four Pacifla
Coast sittings will make between 2500 and
3000 typewritten pages.
The Pacific Coast Jobbers' Association to
well satisfied with the showing made by lta
witnesses, and tho belief Is expressed that
facts and figures have been presented to
the Commission that will permanently
thwart the designs of the Middle West
Jobbers to Invade this territory on a btsis
that Is considered by Coast Jobbing-houses
unfair, unjust and wholly without war
rant or merit.
Xew Militia Company at Albany.
ALBANY". Or.. April IV Special order
No. 22 was received here today from Adjutant-General
C. TJ. Gantenbeln, authoriz
ing the organization in Albany of a com
pany of the Oregon National Guard, to he
known as Special Company G. Major Ellis
has been authorized to give the 63 appli
cants for membershly the required ph st
eal examination, and those passing will bo
mustered In on Saturday evening by Gen
eral Gantenbeln, followed by the election
of officers. There is eome.rhalry between
the boys who returned from the Philip
pines and those who remained at home for
Damage In Baker Connty.
BAKER CITY, Or.. April 12. The frosts
of Sunday and Monday nights damaged
trees to a very large extent. Owing to
tho early Spring, the fruit trees on the
uplands and hillsides were in fine con
dition, and fruitgrowers report that tha
young sprouts have suffered severely.
Xew Alaska Poatofllce.
WASHINGTON. April 8. A postoffico
has been established at Sealevel. Ala-ka,
24 miles east of Kltchikan. Edward C.
Morse has been appointed Postmaster.
J Kurpenhelmer. X TI A Macnnn. For Grov
Aug jvrad, Cincinnati
Josh R Mclatyre. Ta-
B V Sklllman. N Y
W J Cramba, Seattle
R Gibson lw(,SI
E L McKlnney, Cbgo
Geo S Long;. Taconu
Ben L England. N T
B Goodwin. San Fran
E W Crolsan. Salem
uen Itosenreld. S F
C D Latourette. Org; C
Jas Vtithycombe. Cor.
Cnas T Smith. Astoria
F B Leach, Indpls
L. E Crowe. The Dalles
J Wilson. Kansas City
Nets Kelson. Aberdeen,
II G Thompson. Cbgo
Siegfried S Toptetx,. SB-"
L C Dlllman. Taeonw "
W M Leeper.'N'Y
F S R Prentiss. Denver
W S Gratton & wife.
L K Benson, II D.
C C Boylan. San Fran
E Frank Read. Buffalo
W A iiolcomb, Cam
den. N J
J It Coleman & wife.
C S Pierce. Mlnnpls
Mr & Mrs C II Brad
ley A son. Dululh
M J Dennis. Darton.O
W B Dennis. Spokane,
II H Kirk. San Fran
Dr A Mrs B E Wrifiht,
L Sear. Seattle
nowara Keynoius. s
Jas p Adair, Chicago
u u Keels, ban Fran
Sol Hasbrouckr. Boise JW S Sherwood. St Paul
J V Huston. Boise
M J Gordon. Olympla
II'J Ottenheimer. S F
- u hharp. xacoma
Mr & Mrs Henry D
Hotchkls3. New York
THA Price. New Yrk
J II Merr. Boston
J L Rand. Baker Cltr
waiter jo. nerce. Pen
dleton F A Collins. Gr Rods
Henry Abeles, Denver!
A M Peach". Omaha
J c Duny. I T
I li ti usoorne. St Joe
J C Wyatt. Vancouver! E M Vt llllams. Dalles
E A Armstrong. SealtljR Van Dusen. Atorla
A O Jacobs, Oregon C I Dr Herbert C Miller,
A R Jacobs. do I city
C C Jacobs, do G Brochy, St Paul
S A Hughes. Salem
E O McCoy. Dalles
D W Sears, Indp. Or
G W Holmes, city
Cr-as Mayhew, Eugene
Mrs Chai Mayhew, da
J C Sabln. Harritburel
w Akerby. Dalles
John Grav. Salem
r a jiussey. viexona.
Chas N Walt, Canby
F H Kiddle. Isld C. Or
is - vaugnn. iteppner
Mr B F Vaushn. do
L T Harris, Eugene
G E Perrlnser, Pen
G McFartand. S F
j juonroe iieaion,
A R Djrkett. White
Mrs A R Byrkett. do
Luke Kearney.TacoinajW A Oellatlr.Wren.
R A Lockett, Malheur J F Baker. Uoseburi
W II Wehrung. Hills- E J Slocum. Heppne
JW E Pike. Ely. Minn
F A Sherburn. N Y
J E McKlnnon, Hunt
I it r. i onaer, aa
A S James. do
treu unite. ao
Wm M Hills. do
TstThn TlaH rViiri An
C W Wheeler. Wattsbg
J W Howard. Gr Pas
F W Johnson, ban i r
Chas T Early. Vlento r
Mrs Chas T Early. do
Ray Early. Vlento. Or
Chas F Miller. For GrT
Mrs F W Johnson. SF
H Arbrecker. St Paul
Mrs H Arbrecker. do
B C Richardson. Vale
W F Horn. Gr Pass
J L Hill. Albany
P A Mann. Baker Cy
II r Allen. New berg
K F Dirking. San Fr
A S Blowers, llnod It
O W CrosBcld. Wasco
Willis Mudd, Naw As
toria Mrs Willis Mudd. do
II R Klncald. Eugene
I" H D'Arcr. Salem
T A Rhea, Heppner
J H Ladd. Heppner
t- n ueuuir. uau-3
Harrv Caufman. Chgo
Mrs Harry Caufman.do
1 Dale. Baker City
A P Halrhlll. Los AngI
Frank Wood. Chicago
E Von Homeyer. da
C W. Knowles. Manager.
W 11 Hobson. Salem
O E Lowe. Denver
E M Hurd. Salem
L H Adams, Salem
J 8 Cooper. Icdp. Or
T A McBrld. Ores Cy
Thou H Caanaugh,
Jas Muckle. St Holenn
Henry Orterman. ww
Max Bernstein. W W i
Mi Edna Glenn. Tlis,
Mls Harriett Mirden,
E II Fox. Olympla
G W Rea, Heppner
John D Daly. CorvallIsJ B David. Newbcrsr
James Wlthycomo. ao.uh iruax. irni trim
A L Raney. orphan
D I Ashbury, McMlnnv.
C H Jes.up. Salem
A L Roney, Goshen
Geo Miller. Arlington
,llrs A J nawson,
J E Moore. Pendleton I
Mrs Moore. do
E M LaFore. Salem
I Hugh Jackson, do
F w settiemeier.wooa-
J D Locey, Vale, Or
J Johnson. ORiHOo
H W Storj. Roseburg
M S Maxwell. lone
J F Crodlck. Milton
THE ST. CHARLES.
R O Logan. rhllomathlT C Watts. Reubens
r n r.n. nVtlavlr. I J f? Hardin. LAComDQ
W R Wakeflcld. do IW Schulmericb. Hills-'
J H Douglass. Troutdl
John Farr. uoole
Ed Schulmericb. do
J Glenn. Albany
J C Burner. Tillamook
D P Blue. Tillamook:
B a Ildy, TlgaruTiuoi
R T Vaitriin Mnlalla ITT T TtaeleV. HlllsbOrO
T C Watts. Reubens
ieo Jiaiiau. nwu mv
F M Jackson, do
J Mallatt. Hood River
F Slnders. Albany
N Fisher. Sylvan
Edw Bert, do
T F Nelll. Astoria
C F Larson. Astoria
nn now. The Dalles
Max Toung. Astoria
S G Lockwood. city
Will French. Alaska
J D McKay, Scappoos
E L Smith. Ptndleton
F M Pabet, Klondike
Paul Fundman. WilU
mlna F M HudeL Hlllsboro
John Frye. Astoria
r tt nM.. itru.r I'M Ttncler. Astoria
Mrs C H Brown, du T T Nicholas. Dalles
W II Nelson. NewberglF A Obri't, Dalles
M H Wleds. Wcstport J H Douglass, Trouta
Emma Manning. Uo
John Glllero. do
A Becker. Albany
T Owens. Gresham
Ford Metxer. Gresham
W E Williams. Seattle
A Smith. Seattle
i. r- ctnn Valler City
J P Mcllnery. Gresham
A K Foote. westpon
Geo Bralthwalte, Mc-
G Rushing. Dalles
G R Shaw. Cleone
R G Keatley. Cleone
Oliver Stlfer, Cleone.
C E Stoblrd. Seattle
F M Poleman. St rau!
J L Carr. Fargo. N D
W H Conyers, Clats- A Berger. targo, v
lTotel Donnelly, Tncoma.
Eurnnr- plan; headquarters for com
mercial men. ampere's restaurant la
For Goldendale. Wash., take stage l
Grants, H. Glass, prop.
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