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THE MOHNING OREGONIAN, SATURDAY, APRII' 14, 1900.
The Formal Opening Will Take
LOUBET WILL VIEW THE BUILDINGS
"Few Exhibits lie In Plnce The "Wort
of ClcnrluK the Ground-, Par
dons and Decoration.
PARIS. April K. The exposition au
thorities are making strenuous efforts to
prepare the show for Inauguration tomor
row, but an examination of the grounds
and buildings today shows the task is Im
possible. In order to facilitate the labor
pf clearing the ground!, thousands of sol
dier, havo been utilized. The ceremonies
are timed to begin at 2 o'clock, when M.
illllerand. Minister of Commerce, will
make the Inaugural address, to which
President Loubet will reply.
Trio whole exposition space Is covered
by tuckering lights, and hordes of work
men are busily engaged In clearing away
scaffoldings, packing cases and debris Of
every kind, which still litter all the ar
teries of the ex-Kjsition. This work Is only
to prepare a series of tableaux for the
President tomorrow, as he will not enter
the exposition buildings pro-er, but will
only Inspect the edlllces from the out
side, for the reason that the buildings are
thus far mere shells, with scarcely an
exhibits to bo seen anywhere. After 11.
Loubefs visit tomorrow these scatfoidlngs
will be rebuilt and the Interrupted work
of Installation will bo resumed. The suc
cess of the Inauguration ccrmeony will de
pend largely upon the weather tomorrow,
wlUch happily promises to be fine. Other
wise, the exposition grounds will become
a veritable Slough of Despond.
Despite the Incomplete condition of the
exposition. President Loubet will be able
to enjoy three splendid iews. The llrst U
the view down the Champs de Mars fiom
the Trocadero to the Chateau D'Eau, with
artistic palaces on either side, and aith
the center bestrode by the Immense arche
of the Eiffel tower. The secord U the
vista from the Champ Elyi.i ucross the
nev. Alexander bridge to the Hotel Des
Imalldes, with the gilded dome of tne
tomb of Napoleon I rising up at the far
ther end, and Hanked ilrstl) by an ave
nue of tree, and then by white facades
of handsome edifices, in which will oe col
lected the exhibits classed under the varied
industries, these facades being embellished
by grouib of sculpture and by huge nnd
effective paintings of allegorical subjects.
The third prospect Is the Kene looking
along the Seine embankment, uixm v.nlch
are erectetd the national paIlions of the
foreign nations, each of which Is a repro
duction of some famous building typifjlrw
the national architecture of the country
It represents. The bright colors and di
versified tlcs of these structure will
present an unrivaled panoramic view to
the occupants of the Presidential barge on
the lojuge up the Seine from the Troca
dero to the Alexander bridge.
II. Loubet has decided to celebrate I he
Inauguration by pardoning all army and
navy prisoners who are undergoing sen
tences for minor offenses. AH sailors ii.d
soldiers are to receive a special ration of
wine tomorrow. A list of about BO decora
tions of the Legion of Honor, conferred
upon Trench exposition olllcials, has lM.cn
'promulaated. SI. Alfred l'eicard, the Com-mlstloner-General,
heads the list with the
Six MonthH Peace.
PARIS, April 14. 5 A. SL Much space Is
deo ed this morn.ng by the Paris papers
to the opening of the Exposition In the
way of anticipator comment, many Jour
nals pub.ishlng I lustra. ions and plans Sit
special supplements. The Figaro gives
prominence to the stat"m-ni that "del -cate
homage" wi 1 b- renfiered President
Loubet by the United States when he
passes the United States pavilion anil the
American section. At that moment the
American guard of Ci men will salute tho
chlef cf the state with the French Hag,
"thus symbolizing the union of the two
great republics." The dominant tone of
the prces Is that the exh'bltlon will inaug
urate a period of six months' peace, all
parties forgetting lluir quarrel".
Ol'It UXIIIUIT OF TIMHUU.
It Is uu on the Way o the Paris
"WASHINGTON. April 3. The exhibit of
the Division of Forestry for the Pans
Exposition is now complete and on the
waj to Paris. It will be one of the most
novel of the Government exhibits, and
will be wholly distinct from the com
mercial features of lumbering to be shown
in another department.
The display will be In the form of a
hall or pagoda, the walls of which con
sist of largo transparencies illustrating
American forest conditions. These wulls
wlll be double and Illuminated by Interior
electric lights. The pictures range In
size from 3 by 5 to 4 by C feet. There
will be two transparencies 6 by 10 feet,
portraying groves of red fir and Cali
fornia big trees, two of the most Im
pressive American trees. .
A point will be made of the nl.it Ion of
forestry to agriculture, and such sub
jects as protective forests, the use of
trees In preserving water supply, the
management of woodlands, etc.. are fully
Illustrated. The extent of the timber re
sources of the United States will be shown
ly pictures from all Important lumber
regions. The distribution of forests will
Toe show-n by maps. Twenty of the most
Important American noods will be repro-ec-ntcd
by sections of trees.
Tho Western hemlock Is to be the subject
of a special Investigation this Summer by
the Division of Forestry, and a party of
experts will spend several months In the
Puget Sound region making observations
nnd measurements of that species of hem
lock. Although one of the largest and most
widely distributed trees In the Paclllc
Northwest. It suffers rrom the prejudice
against the Eastern hemlock, a closely
allied, but much Inferior species, and for
this reason has almost no convmerci.il
value- It grows at Its best on tho cool
damp slopes of the Washington and Ore
gon mountains, where It Is frequently 201
feet high and 10 feet In diameter, or even
larger In favorable situations. It occa
sionally forms a dense, pure forest, but
is more often mixed with red fir. the most
Important timber tree of the Northwest,
and Is usually left standing by the lumber
men becauMthcre Is no sale for tho lum
ber. The wood of the Western hemlock Is Is
apt to bo shaky. Is stronger, more durable
and more easily worked than that of
the Eastern species. The bark is said to
contain much more tannin.
By tho present method of lumberlnc.
Immense quantities of hemlock are de
stroyed annually, for It Is left to be
burred by the llres which frequently fol
low tho removal of the fir. It Is believed
that If this hemlock can be given its true
valuo before the public, logging methods
may be modified, and even If the market
develops fclovvly, there will bo a greater
cfTort to prevent waste.
An Important feature of this Investiga
tion will be to ascertain the rate, of growth
rind the time required to produce x mer
chantable stand. -The Western hemlock
posr-esses remarkable powers of reproluc
tlon and may be counted on to reforest
A plan has been arranged by which the
section of Tree Planting of the Dlv ision of
Forestry will combine leoturlrg with Its
practical field work for the purpose cf In
teresting the public in the subject. When
an official of this section of
the division is called ta ezsf
portion of the United States where p'ant
ng Is especially, desirable, he will arrange
for a series of meetings of lard owners,
to whom be will explain the objects of
tho division and tho free assistance of
fered to those desirous of making a trial
A single acre of Washington timber,
recently measured by, the Division of
Forestry, contained 21S.6S0 feet B. SI. of
red fir. 1L0M feet of hemlock, and C0fl
feet of cedar: making a total stand of
S&jCM feet- The smallest flr on the acre
was three feet In diameter, and the larg
est S feet. The height of tho forest ap
proximated 300 foot. Tbe hemlock was
scaled down to 20 inches in diameter, and
hod It been scaled to 12 or 14 Inches, as
customary In tho East, the stand would
havo been several thousand feet greater,
this acre was measured near Wilkeson,
Wash., about 30 miles from Tacoma.
The average stand per acre for 131 acres
measured by the same party near Buck
ley, In the same county, was 74.402 feet
of red fir. 30.10C feet of hemlock. 000 feet
of cedar. 2173 feet of spruce, and 553 feet
of white fir. a total stand of 112.276 feet.
In these measurements no trees less than
two feet In diameter were scaled. No al
lowance, however, was made In the abova
calculation for cuIL The 131 acres were
taken In various parts of a township and
represent with fair accuracy the stand
throughout the township. Tho sig
nificance of these figure Is apparent when
It Is remembered that 10,0u0 reot jer acre
Is considered a heavy stand in all lumber
regions cast of the1 Mississippi.
MI.MlvG rv conm.
In-menae Openlu-r for .American En
terprise. NEW YORK. April 13. J. S. Fassett,
who haS Just returned from Corea. where
he Is Interested In gold mining, says:
"Corea seems a good way from here,
and It Is. but we can ship a ton of freight
from New York to our mines near tho
Ynloo River as cheaply as the samo can
be sent to the .mountains of Idaho, and
Just about as quickly, too. Wo havo
bem Interested In mining for five jears
now on a concession covering 1000 square
miles. Our lease has 25 years to run. We
hive the right to mine any mineral, but
we have cJnflned our attention to gold
alone. All our machinery Is of Ameri
can manufacture, as this country makes
tho best machinery for mining purpose
In the world.
"Corea Is picturesque, beautiful, fertile,
with an excellent climate and an Industri
ous and agreeable people. At our mines
we cmplo) 75 white men and 30v0 coolies.
We are the ploneeers there, and wo had
to overcome all the obstacles In a new
and In most respects a wild country.
There are many good fields in Corea, ai
the country possesses a continuation of
the gold-bearing outcrops of Siberia and
Manchuria, both of which are bound to
bo great gold producers. The Coreans
have been mining with crude methods for
many centuries, and they are still at It,
There Is an Immense opening for enter
prise and capital there, which will un
doubtedly be supplied as soon as It Is
understood that the United States Gov
ernment will protect its citizens In all
legitimate foreign enterprises.
"The Orientals are kindly disposed
toward Americans for many reasons, but
chiefly because they recognize that Amer
icans arc not seeking political empire,
and they feel that from them they can re
ceive the most desirable assistance in in
dustrial and commercial Improvements.
The enterprises which are now starting
over there are bewildering. But It Is
hardly a poor man's country. The op
portunity Is favorablo for associated cap.
ltal In large amounts skillfully directed,
but not for Individuals."
AhSAliLT ON THE lmCIIUJMJ.
The Itallnn PresH Considers It Is
BERLIN, April IS. The German press
nnd the government are considerably
worked up against the Italian press cam
paign against tho Drelbund, especially
slrce, the campa gn has Increased In im
portance. It Is true the government hero
continues to chargo that France has late
ly redoubled her efforts to Influence tho
Italian press, and that th9 secret funds
i-ptnt for this purpose are being enlarged.
But It lg not denied trat ssveral of the
most Influential papers close to the Ital
ian Government, like the Popolo Romano
nnd the Rome Tr.buna. have taken up the
tumult against ths Drelbund. The Italian
press partlcuary denies the German
claim that Italj's strong Mediterranean
po'l.lon Is owing to the Drelbund's back
ing, and that without the Drelbund. Italy
hc:e?lf would only be the vo'untary or
Involuntary tool of France. The Italian
press points out that the Drelbund re
mains sterile econcm'cally, and that. In
deed, trade with Germany Is retrograding
instead of advancing.
The latest events In South Africa arc
commented upon calmly. In the Lokal An
ztlgcr. General Von Schmcllng sas a de
cislve turn In the campaign Is about to
be reached. He adds that If Lord Roberts
Li able to await things quletl) in Bloem
fonteln, then the complete occupation of
the Orange Free State will follow, but
that if Lord Roberts Is compelled to re
treat to the Orarge River, the loss of
the whole of the Orange Free State and
all the insurgent districts is sure to ensue,
and. therewith, the loss of tho whole
Kcliclllon In Coren.
SEOUL. Corea, Apr.l 13. By the terms
of the secret agreement between Russia
and Corea. the latter pledges Itself not to
fUffcr-ate the Island called "Kopje." sit-
uatid In the mouth of Ma-ampo Harbor.
A rebellion on a large scale has begun
In tho Interior of Corea.
!hnl- of Persia an n Tour.
LONDON. April 14. A dlspitch to ths
Times from Teheran announces that the
Shah of Persia has gone to Tabreez,
North Persia, on h s way to Europe. He
will first vl-it St. Petersburg.
Miles nnd Corbln to He Promoted.
NEW YORK. April 13. A special to the
Herald from Washington sajs:
All Indications point to favorable ac
tion by the present Congress on the prop
osition to promote Major-General Miles
to the rank of Lieutenant-General. an!
Brigadier-General Corbln to the rank of
Major-General. This Is to be accomplished
through an amendment to the Army ap
propriation bill, which Senator Lodge has
offered in the Senate. By the combination
of Interests of the two officers concerned,
the probabilities are that the amendment
will get a large vote In the Senate, and
that tho House will accept it.
I. II. Phelps Dead.
LA PORTE. Ind.. April 13. L D. Phelps.
ex-Major of La Porte. Is dead, ngtd
78. He served In the Civil War, waa cap
tured by tho Confederates, and with
other officers was confined In Libby Prison
for over a year. He led the party, includ
ing Colonel Walker, which tunneled out of
the famous prison, but was recaptured
with Colonel Walker Just before reach
ing the Union lines. He was exchanged
in March. 1SC5. at Charlotte. N. C.
Rood Frldnj nt Clnrlnnntl.
CINCINNATI. April 13.-In the observ
ance of Good Friday, thou-ands climbed
today for high mass the 350 steps to the
"Immaculate Church" on Slount Adams,
for which penance the faithful, by a paptl
decree, havo the same privileges granted
those who ascend the sacred stairs at
Rome. The custom was Instituted by the
Into Archbltihop Purcell.
Attempted Murder nnd Suicide.
CARBONDALE. 111.. April 13. Gus
Young, a prominent young man of Mur
physboro. shot and wounded Silas Kate
Vnn Clooster and then blew out bis bral-is
In a temporary tit of Jealousy. Young was
a Teal estate man and the lady was a
member of one of tho best families of
Southern Illinois. She win recover.
Get It Out of Tour Head.
Headache. You can by using Wright's
Paragon Headache and NcjraJ--ia Cure.
CLARK WILL NOT RESIGN
HIS JFTUED- ADVISE HIJI TO COX
TEST TUB CASE TO A FI.MSU.
Senator Slason, of Illinois, "Will Con
duct the Fight on the Floor t,l
' of the Sennte.
BUTTE. SIonL, April 13. A special from
Washington to the lnter-Mountaln sajs:
It is now certain that Senator Clark
will not resign. The pressure -from his
Montana friends and legal advisers Is all
In favor of contesting to a finish. The
Times this morning says that Senators
Clay. Bacon, Mason and Heltfeld will
make a fight on the floor of tho Senate,
claiming that a two-thirds vote is neces
sary to unseat him. They claim that the
report of the commltttee does not sustain
the direct charge of bribery against him.
They will expose the character and plane
of his enemies, and he will doubtless make
a speech In his own behalf. Thlc- policy
will prevent appointment by the Gover
nor, and may lead to tbe election of two
Republican Senators. Senator Mason will
conduct the fight for Clark. The latter
has made no statement.
OLD 1H-IAKT3IE.T CLERICS.
Employes Who Arc Physically and
NEW YORK. April 13. A special to the
Times from Washington sajs:
The Senate- recently adopted a
tesolutlon calling upon the heads
of departments to inform the Sen
ate as . to, the number of em
ployes in the departments, together
with their ages and a btatement as to the
number Incapacitated for any reason.
Tho answers have been coming in from day
to day and they contain somo suggestive
The report from the Treasury shows that
there are 331 employes between the age
of CO and SI jears old; 100 between 65 and
3; K between 70 and 74 years; 21 between
75 and 79 years, and 10 who are over 0
3 ears old.
Fourteen persons in the office of tho
Auditor of the War Department are par
tially lacking In the physical or mental
capacity necessary for the full discharge
of their official duties. About 50 persons
In different bureaus are ph)sically dis
qualified for manual labor, but not for
Seven persons in the office of the Chief
Clerk of the Treasury are physically or
mentally Incapacitated In part for man
In the Interior Department there are
1(12 emploc8 between the ages of G5 and
9 years. Inclusive: IS between 70 and 71
jears. Inclusive; IS between 75 and 79
ears, Inclulv e. .and four who are over
SO ears old. The total number of em
ployes In the department is 3225. Presiden
tial appointees and laborers are not In
cluded In these figures.
From tho estimates furnished by tho
different bureaus and offices of the de
partment. It may be stated thnt some
thing over 25 persons now on the rolls
must be considered permanently Incapaci
tated either physically or mentally for
the performance of manual labor. This
condition in many cases results from the
loss of limbs, old wounds or health Im
paired in the Government service.
EW GA1EL FOIl THE SPEAKER.
A Present From Ills Admirers In
WASHINGTON, April 13. Representa
tives SicCleary and Stevens, of Minnesota,
called on the Speaker of the House today
to present a gav el from Minnesota friends.
In presenting It, McClcary said: "
"Mr. Bpeaker, I have the honor of pre
senting to you a gavel from many of your
Minnesota friends and admirers. The head
of the gavel Is of plpestone from thd'qtiar
ries In my district, made famous by Long
fellow in his poem; 'Hiawatha.' The han
dle Is of walnut grown In Southern Min
nesota. The scroll on tho handle, giving
your initials. Is of solid gold. Your friends
In Minnesota believe that this gavel Is typ
ical of him to whom It Is presented, for the
stone head represents sturdy character,
the solid gold sterling purpose, and the
handle the upward growing disposition of
the tree. They give It to you with their
compliments and best wishes, and with
the hope that ou may long wield It In
jour present official position. Tho cate,
as you see. Is of rosewood, lined with
purple silk velvet."
Speaker Henderson in response said:
"Accept from mo my grateful acknowl
edgment of this handsome gift. Please
say to my friends how very much I ap
preciate it. It will always remind me of
faithful Slinnesota, of kind Minnesota, my
near neighbor. I cannot, of course, ac
cept without some modification tho pleas
ant things said regarding mo In presenting
It. but jour generous esttmato will be a
standard for me to work toward. The box
Is a gem worthy of the gavel. Again and
again, most heartily, do I thank you."
HEDCCI.NG THE WAR TAXES.
Wa)i and Means Committee Consid
ering the Mutter.
NEW YORK. April 13. A special to tho
Herald from Washington sajs:
Serious consideration is to be given by
Republican members of tho committee on
ways and meano to the question of reduc
ing tho war revenue taxes. Representa
tives of the druggists who advocate re
peal of the proprietary stamp tax will ap
pear before tho committee next Tuesday,
and will submit an argument to show
why these taxes ought to be abolished. A
delegation of brewers will be heard In
support of the proposition to reduce the.
tax on beer to Jl a barrel, the rate beford
tho war tax was Imposed. After these
hearing-- the committee will take up the
whole question of tax reduction. It Is
possible the wholo subject may go over
until the next session of Congress, or that
n bill maj" be put through the House anJ
sont to tbe Senate, to bo acted on In the
next session. There Is little doubt of the
repeal of the proprietary stamp taxes and
some of the meet objectionable documen
tary taxes. It Is not probable that there
will be any reduction In the beer tax.
THE WAUDMSIL RIOTS.
Reporter Mallot Continues Ills Ile
cltnl to the Committee.
WASHINGTON, April 13. Conner Mal
lot, the reporter who waa In the Cocur
d'Alene district during the rioto, con
tinued his testimony today. He was cross
questioned at much length as to the au
thenticity of the various articles written
by him on the subject. One of these, gave
tho result of an Interview between Bart
lett Sinclair, the representative of Gov
ernor Steunenberg, and President .SIc
Klnlej. In which the Persldent was al
leged to have said that he approved what
the Idaho authorities had done In deal nj
with the matter. The article also quoted
Mr. Sinclair as referring to certain mem
bers of the Investigating committee as
the "Congressional duperf' of the "djna-,
mlter" In the Coeur d'Alene district. Th
witness testified to the authenticity of
these and many ether reports. His cross
examination will be continued tomorrow.
Interntntc Commerce Lavr.
WASHINGTON. April li The , Senate
committee on Interstate commerce today
continued lta hearing on the. bill for the
amendment of the Interstate commerce
law. Among those heard were C P. Ba
con, representing tho grain shippers of
Milwaukee, who read letters charging d's
crlminatioa in rates on grain by the rail
roads. Joseph Nlrnn-o, Jr., took a posi
tion against any interference with the
railroad companies In the conduct of their
business. George R. Blancbard. former
Trunk Line Cormittoner, returned to
tho stasd to -ms-rer qacstlots -rowfcj cut
of a former statement made by him. and
Interstate Commerce Commissioner Prou
tj Prouty supported the bllh He made
a plea for tho grant 'of power to the com
mission to lnpect the books of the rail
road comcanles and to exercise a certain
control over rates. He said that under tho
existing law It was almost. If not quite.
Impossible to prove discrimination on tne
part of the roads.
Militia Appropriation. '
WASHINGTON. April 13. The Housi
commlttec on militia decided today to fix
at Jl.OW.OOO the amount allowed annually
to the militia of the several states. In
place of HOO.000 now allowed. The bill,
as Heretofore agreed upon, allowed $2,f.
OOO annually. In accordance with tl.- re
quest of the National AoclatIon of Mil
itary Organizations, but owing to a desire
for retrenchment and the strong effort be
ing made to keep down the total appro
priations of this ee3lcn. the decision of
todaj- was reluctantly reached to fix the
amount at 11.000,000.
Places for Contrnct Sarjreons.
WASHINGTON. April 13. The Secre
tary of War has forwarded to Congress,
with h's approval, the draft of a bill pre
pared bj Surgeon-General Sternberg, pro
viding for the appointment of contract
surgeons who have rendered one j-ear"
faithful and satisfactory pervlce In the
Army of the United States as Arplstant
Surgeons of Vclunteers, with the rank of
Snn Frnnclsco Cnstom-IIonse.
WASHINGTON. April 13. The Senate
committee on public buildings and grounds
todaj- authorized a favorable report on the
bill authorizing a new custom-house at
San Francisco, to cost J3.000 000.
Scheme to Unite AH the Wheat Gro-v-ers
of the World.
MINNEAPOLIS, April lt-The Journal
"All the farmers of the world, in a sort
of International trust to restrict the pro
ductcn of wheat and raise prices. Is the
plan which It Is hoped to carry Into efTect
at the International Agricultural Confer
ence In Paris. July 9 topt It Is proposed
to ask the farmers of the world to reduce
their wheat output by 20 per cent and not
to sell a bushel for less than fL J. G
Han'ey. of St. Paul. Minn, executive
agent of the Farmers' Alliance and Indus
trial Union, the Natlcna! Cotton Growers'
Association, the Farmers' Federation ot
the Missls-Ippi Valley and the National
Grain Growers' Association, Is tho chief
promoter In the agricultural trust In
America. Professor G. Riihland, ot the
University of Freibourg. Switzerland. Is
the chief promoter of the plan in Europe.
The Idea was conceived by these two men
lndcp-ndently. Mr. Hanlcy. who has been
Interested In many hold-your-wheat
rchemes, Is prominently associated with
the farmers" elevator and var'ous co-opcr-atlve
undertakings. He has lopg believed
that If the farmers would only come tp
an understanding as to limiting produc
t'on and agree to sell only when their
price could be obtained, they could easily
master the situation.
As a professor of economics. Professor
Ruhland has come to the samo conclusion.
His study 6f the agrarian problems of
different countries led him to be'Ieve thnt
the only cure for the widespread troubles
of farmers, which are much more severo
In the old than In the new w orld. Is to re
strict production. Bo.h were hard at work
gett'ng the Idea Into practice when they
encountered each other's correspondence.
Since then they have been working with
a common Idea, viz.: To persuade the
International Agricultural Congress to en
force the plan and rec-mmend it to the
various National associations for applica
tion next j ear. While a 20 per cent reduc
tion In acreage Is desired, Mr. Hanley
points out that If only 5 per cent can be
secured the worldls 'wheat crop would be
reduced about 12S,W),0CO bushels, which Is.
he sajs, enough to'bring the price nt Liv
erpool up to Jl. To help out the effect ot'
a restricted production, the farmers are to
hold their wheat for 90 dajs. and are to
market It at not Ps than I a bushel.
" 'Almost everything the farmer buys,"
said Sir. Hanley, 'Is regulated In price by
some trust. On the other hand, all that
the farmer 6ells has its price determined
by the competition of all the rest of the
farmers of thb world. The farmers pro
poee to unite, stop ruinous competition
among themselves and to make the world
pay a fair price for their product.'
"Following the Paris conference. It li
hoped to have established a permanent
International Grain Griwirs" Association.'
M'DOWELL BROKE DOWN.
The Actor Said to De Suffering; From
SIOUX CITY, April 13. Melbourne Mc
Dowell broke down in the third act of
"Fedora," in this city tonight, the curtain
was rung down and the money was re
funded to the audience at the door. The
company, with MacDowell and Blanche
Walsh as co-stars, appeared here Thurs
day night in "Cleopatra," and all went
smoothly. Tonight, while In the midst
of his line In the third act. MacDowell
hesitated and stopped. He paid no at
tention to the prompter, nor to SIlss
Walsh, but came down tho stage and said:
"Ladles and gentlemen ." Sllss Walsh
called him back, and the curtain was
rung down. The management say Mac
Dowell Is nervous, and was physically un
able to proceed. No further statement Is
Mansfield Cancels Dates.
BUFFALO, N. Y., April ,13. Richard
Mansfield has been obliged. In consequence
of an attack of larjngltls, to cancel all
dates previous to the 23d. Ho left Buffalo
tonight for New York tp recelvo medical
Will Sue Horatio Reubens.
NEW YORK, April 13. The Tribune
"An action for damages to tho extent ot
31OO.C0O will shortly bo b-gun against
Horatio S, Reubens, a member of the
commission now at work upon tho revis
ion of the law codes of Cuba, by Louisa
Hoffman, who for some time was cm
plojed in the capacity of ladj's maid by
Mrs Reubens. Miss Hoffman asserts thnt
she was imprisoned In Havana and con
fined In a lunatic asylum at the Instiga
tion of Mrs. Reubens. Mrs. Reubens Is
now in the city. When ceen bj a reporter
she denied emphatically that either she or
her husband had been In any way respon
sible for the examination which had been
made as to the sanity of Miss Hoffman."
There is nothing " Just as good " as Duffy's
Puro Slalt Whiskey. A dealer who says so
is thinking of his profits nothing more. Of
course when a remedy has been before the
public so long, has been recommended and
prescribed by doctors, and carried tho bless
lnpa of health to so many thousand homes,
imitations arc bound to arise. They aro only
able, however, to imitate the bottle and
labels. No one can imitate the product. Tho
process is known to manufacturers alone.
Ask for the genuine, refuse injurious substi
tutes. Sec that our seal over tho cork is un
broken, and that the bottle has on it the
government medicine stamp. We havo
found cases where unrcUablo dealers have
refilled our bottles, so
wc wish to caution our
patronsagains t accept
ing some cheap imita
tion in our bottles.
Book of Uformatlomf mt free
Ad drorc1 ad ffrocrrs. it
vour dealer docs no: sell U. a
Dottle win be teat yen prepaid
for f -eo. bottles for .oo.
Seat In plain pacJugc.
Unay iUsatWblakcT Co.
Itocne.ler, X. X,
Is its ability to -parity the Mood, create an
appetite and overcome that tired feeling.
Hence in asking you to take Hood's Sarsapa
rilla in preference to all other medicines this
Spring, we are doing so on the basis of proof
more mighty, more conclusive, more positive
than can be advanced 'for any other, that it
does all these things. Its peculiar combina
tion of remedial agents, its unequalled record
of cures, and its wonderful sales, tell the
story, and should secure your confidence and
belief in common with the majority of people
that Hood's Sarsaparilla is America's Great
est Spring Medicine. Get it TODAY.
MINING ON OLD GROUND
mfch activity xow m3ar kerry,
Taklnir Any Quantity of Gold "Where
Only the Surface "Wan Scratched
rorty Years A so.
Kerby, the old county seat of Josephine
County, Is coming to the front at-aln as
an Important mining center, according to
J. W. Howard, a merchant of that place,
who was a delegate to the Democratic
State Convention. At tho Perkins yester-
day, Mr. Howard said the hills and can-
yons surrounding the beautiful Illinois
Valley are again alive with miners and
prospectors as of yore, and many modern
hydraulic propositions are" in operation.
Among these he mentions a huge steam
dredge within nine miles of Kerby, which
started up some 10 days atco. and now
runs night and day. A Chlneai company,
ho says, bad mined this ground for over
40 jears, and took out untold sums by
their primitive process of sluice boxes and
Chinese pumps. The Canadian Company
operating the dredge has a valuab'o prop
erty, and the dredge buckets will soon
reach the rich deposits tapped by the
Chinese This dredge lifts five cubic yard
of gravel per minute, and the gold Is
separated by a system of riffle-- and plates
on board the dredgeboaW the debris being
deposited on that portion of the claim
previously worked out.
Tho famous Simmons and Wlmer placer
mines near Waldo have been operated
night and day since last Fall, and the
clean-ups will not be made until July this
year, is the water1- of the Upper Illinois
River will not begin to fall Until that
time. Each of these mines runs twe
giants, and the amount of land annually
The GEO. W.
is is always kept at
S same in material
SIlPlllll SW T ' W
IN RlJiTl V BT I li ilut B
ilK GENEROUSLY GODDXX 1
e-3r-A3i, i mi t r mw i ---w t.w .-b rsm TKcrt
pi ever. Our aim is to make it "generously good," and " permanently good."
Sfj Watch out, however, that you don't get something else and think you have a
te CHILDS. Every genuine ClilLDS cigar has the name stamped on it and will
-gp always be good. It must be good when we can sell twice as many as are sold
fc- of any other -5c brand.
jig . LANG & CO., PORTLAND, DISTRIBUTERS rp
washed off tho bedrock rurs Into acrej
cver season, while the value of the gold
dust deposited in the Grant's Pass ISanK
within the post five jears runs into hun
ureus of thousinds.
The Woodcock placer mine, on the 111..
nols River, five miles below Kerb, cleans
up $1000 every eight dijs for Its owners
while the Wallace placer, on the Allhoue.
-vm-fvw ...o- -.... .... .."'
.if wfm .::,.,. ,..- ,'-
the debris ..- ""."i w j
VniimM " .. i i, . , ,1
vinli .,IX ' i, "l ""- ;" """K u, I Tho-ns Hamilton Mumy a letter regret.
JE l S?C"-,eMf 4-1S,Wo- -V? ttaB Inabilltj to ptrtlclpate with the So
the California line, by A. "tt Fox and J. cictJ ,n ..15th 'of A ri, celebration. In
. a,. om, ui can trj-n-ra All im-
"'"ir J"" " "c"'s P-- run-
as hli-h as CO per cent copper The men
operating this ledge are connected with the
Union Iron Works, of San Francisco, and
possess abundant mean to erect modern
j smelter?. A carload of coppr ore w III be
shipped to the Tacoma "smelter when tho
roads drj- up sufilc.ently between- Wahbi
and Grant's Pas to support freli-ht wag
ons. Eastern capital Is al"0 taking hold
of the Preston Peak coprer ledges, whlclj
are of great size, and though extending
over into California their deve'opment will
bo altogether from the Oregon side.
"Kerby ued to be a great mining town
40 years ago," Mr. Howard saj-. "and 300
miners made big wages with sluice, rocker
nnd pan. The mines were abandoned, how
over, when the primitive methods ot those
days failed to make big returns, but tho
real gold deposits were hardly "cratched
The modern hydrau'le. wblch -washes down
the hills- by the wholesale. Is now operat
ing in all directions from Kerby ,"and more
gold Is being taken out than ever.
"The Illinois Valley 18 one of 'the coziest'
vales on the Coast.- It Is probably 20 mllci
long. brlO wide, and Is well settled up by
xarmers, wuo una gooa nxarKeis xor i.neir
produce among the miners operating on
j streams tributary to the valley. Kerby U
j dally growing In Importance as a result
' of increasing population, and some ot ui
I have already hopes ot her reclining her
i former prestige np the Important town of
CHILDS 5c citfar never chanffes.
the top notch of perfection. It
and manufacture yesterday, today
---jm r- --- jwjl i f y iT s i ui cwrsi ws;
g-sgHjk -ssb-- --- iizL2 -w IS
jgglllIijiBIM BtMk m
LANG & CO., PORTLAND, DISTRIBUTERS
i fore the railroad, tunning 40 miles to tha
eait of us. put us su.Menlj In the shade."
Senator llmir'n Vn-tuer to an Invltn
tlun to Participate.
ROSTON. Api-1 13. In response to an
! invitation to him bj the Amirk.in-Irisli
Historical Soc!et. United States Senitor
Georgf V Hoit has written to Secretary
, the ,eUr Scn.ltoI. Hoa aS
i ..15ut j nra surc that tne ceIebratIon wm
be in the plrit whlih animate-, the men
who fought and the men who died on. tho
13th of April. .. ou will I am sure,
reinforce the lesson that no human power
can turn wromr Into right, injustice Inta
justice, can 'awfullj cru.-h out the Iovo
ot llbtrtj. rative in every human ouI, and
the right to independence that belongs to
every people The men of the 19th ot
April were victi rtgu against what seemed
at the time Invinitble odd The result
was the freedom of the Western hemi
sphere, from the Arctic Ocean to Cap3
Horn. ThU spirit I am sure sooner or
later will be victorious agairst what row
terns' Invincible odds In the Eastern
hemisphere which shall yet. In God'e good
time, be one occupied by free men In aa
Hull Admitted to Ball.
NEW YOBK. April 43. George W. Hull.
the Arizona mlneowner arrested last
ioieouay on a cnarge oi perjury in vnooe
Island In connection with a divorce case.
I as admitted to tlO.PJO ball to-ay.
Killed b n tVoninn.
LITTLE ROCK. Ark.. April 13 At Alex-
arder today. Mrs. T. X. Holland shot and
killed " illiam Cook, a member of a promi
nent family Mrs. Holland claims Coo!;
defamed her character.