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THE "KORSTKG 'OREGOTOAK, SATTTRDAT, APRIE 14, '1900.
BIG FIRE AT HOPE
Nearly Half the Idaho Town
ONE KILLED. ONE FATALLY INJURED
Two Others Were Hurl Property
Loss Estimated at 925,000, mod
There Was No Insurance.
HOPE. Idaho. April li At 2:30 today a
Are broka out In Chase's saloon, resulting
In complete destruction of the following
Chase's saloon. Leet'o restaurant, "W. J.
Quirk's store and the postofflcc. a barber
shop. Davis saloon, Meade's restaurant.
Homing's house. Mrs. Lemleys house and
By blowing; up a nunroer of adjoining
buildings Waneinaker'a store was saved,
thereby preventing total loss of the west
ern portion of the town. As a strong wind
was blowing from the southeast, the
danger to the eastern portion of the town
was considerably lessened. sl;hough It took
the greatest efforts of the townspeople
to check the flames even then. The rail
way company's hose and water-works
were brought Into eenice and rendered
As Harry Auxer was going to see why a
charge of dynamite which he had placed
In the barber shop did not explode, it
suddenly went off. throwing him dear off
tho bank and below to the railroad tracks.
He Is seriously Injured about the head,
and his life Is despaired of.
After the fire was under control some
boys were walking about the ruins when
Willie Monroe found a loaded pistol near
the Horning house, find while handing It to
one of his comrades it exploded, hitting
'Willie Id tho breast and killing him in
stantly. The pistol was hot at the time,
and it Is believed the cartridge was ex
ploded by the heat.
Mrs. Meade and her 6on Harold were
slightly Injured by flying debris. The total
loss is estimated at C5.000. There was no
Mysterlons Fire at South Ilend.
SOUTH BEND, April 13. A small dwelling-house
mysteriously caught Are last
night and was practically destroyed. It
was unoccupied, and the property of O.
H. Ingram. The Methodist Church, which
Is close by, was badly damaged by both
Are and water before the flames wera
put out. There was no Insurance on either
FIUCE OF AVOOI, SATISFACTORY.
Arrangements for Making North
Yakima a Wool Center.
NORTH YAKIMA. April 13. The sheep
raisers think that the outlook for good
prices for wool this season Is excellent.
The first sale of the season that of 42
sacks by Harris to Huntington was made
this week at 12 cents. This was on
woel which shrunk but CS per cent,
whereas most of the wool grown here
shrinks 73 to 80 per cent; but It was a
good opening price. Last year the first
sale was made at 7 cento.
North Yakima will be more of a wool
center this year than in the past. The as
sociation has taken hold of the matter,
and all of the growers will work together.
There will be stated days for meetings of
the buyers and growers. A professional
eortcr will be located here, and each fleece
wtI be separated into its grades before
shipment. Coflln Bros, are putting in a
wool press which will be capable of com
pressing three ordinary bales into the
space usually occupied by one.
The season has been the best on record
for lambs. The flocks have Increased
from 110 to 120 per cent.
A Serlons Cnt.
While George Hunter, an employe of the
Columbia meat market, was killing a
sheep yesterday, the animal struck a knife
which he had In his hand, and he re
ceived a cut in the abdomen about 2
inches long. He was taken to the hos
pital, and his condition la serious.
Northern Pacific's Taxes Paid.
Tax Agent Jay Sedgwick has paid into
the country treasury the sum of J3C.9C0 40
In full settlement of the Northern Pacific
Company's right of way taxes for the
last three years, as agreed upon at the
session of the Board of Commissioners
last week. Treasurer Dudley, as soon as
the money could be, segregated among
the funds to which it belongs, issued a
call for warranto, which will take up all
of the indebtedness of the current expense
and state fair funds, and several thou
sand dollars of warrants against the road
and bridge fund.
Work of Ilnrclnrs.
Sunday night J. T. Stewart's store was
entered by burglars and about JSO worth
of clothing was carried away. Monday
night an attempt was made to break into
the dwelling-house of Mrs. Stone, but the
men'were scared away by the occupants.
Three tramps were arrested at Yakima
City Tuesday on suspicion, and one of
them, Joe Gleason. was bound over for
MOIIE OF THE CLEVER FOrtCER.
Evidently the Same One Who Swin
dled Several Vnncomcr People.
COLFAX. Wash.. April IX A dever
forger has been at work In Colfax and
baa Uctlmlzed three taloons by forged
checks. The checks were drawn on the
Second National Bank of Colfax, and bore
the name of William Codd. proprietor of
the Colfax sawmill. They were all drawn
in favor of John Green, and were for
$11 SO. $11 S and $12 25. The forger used
a rubber stamp to .number the checks
and to cancel the revenue rtamp. He
dressM as a lopger. and. visiting saloons
in company with losgers employed at the
sawmill, had no difficulty in parsing the
checks for drinks and getting the re
mainder in cash. When the forgery was
discovered, the man had fled. There Is no
clue to work on. as those who cashed the
checks paid no attention to the roan.
Better Cattle for the Pnlonsr.
The breeding of blooded cattle promises
to become a leading industry of the Pa
louse country in the near future. Since
the livestock exhibit at the Spokane Ex
position last Fall, renewed Interest in
this industry to noticeable throughout the
Inland Empire and e number of thor
oughbred cattle in Whitman County ha
more than doubled In the pait rix months.
During the past wetk 2S head of thorough
bred cattle have been unloaded nt Colfax,
of which five thoroughbred Shorthorns
came from Indiana last week. Of these
the owner was offered $300 for a cow and
calf while leading them through town.
Today a full, carload of thoroughbred
cattle arrived on the O. R. Sc N. from
Baker City. Or. The car contained a
head, of which dx are Hereiords and IS
GOT A lO-FOOT PANTUEn.
. Had Killed a Sheep Nenr Children's
Path An Exciting Flcht.
COTTAGE GROVE. Or., April 13. Quite
a sensation was created here by Felix
Currin and Dave Mosby bringing in a
large panther, which measured about 10
feet. The '"varmint" had killed a sheep
on Ed Jones' farm, seven mites from here,
near a trail on which children passed to
and from school. The cheep was seen
by the children, partly eaten up. The
panther ran when he heard the children
coming, but as soon as they passed. It
carried the sheep 200 yards.
The best dogs were soon assembled, and
in five minutctt had the beast treed. He
was shot twice through the body, and, as
he fell, a dog grabbed him by the throat.
The panther held the dog by Its paws,
but was too sick to -hurt the dog, and
was shot In the head. In, all, about 12
shots -were fired. Some young hunters
lent their assistance by running In the
SENDS BUiL TO BRYAN.
Forest Grove Man 'Wants nim to Far
for Chicks Killed by Salates.
FOREST GROVE, Or.. April 11 The
following bill was sent to William Jen
nings Bryan today by Deputy Postmaster
C. B. S:okes, of this place, for the loss
sustained by having 103 White Wyandott
chicks killed April 4, In an Incubator by
the firing of dynamite salutes In Bryan's
Hon. W. J. Bryan.
To C B. Stokes, Dr.:
To 103 chicks, at SS cents each S3 75
To ?tt gale, coal oil used In Incubator. 1 0
Total , 327 26
The Tillamook, road over the Wilson
River route, between Forest Grove and
Tillamook, Is to be Improved at once.
George Bacon has raised about I'M, to be
expended in getting the road In condition
for the Summer travel.
ARSON CHARGE DISMISSED.
Defendants, However, Are In the
Penitentiary for Larceny.
WAJJLA WALIA. April lX-The cases
of the State of Washington vs. Byron
Zumwalt and Ira D. Spoonamora, for ar
son, were dismissed today, as the "evidence
was not sufficient to convict. Spoonamore
and Zumwalt are at present In the peni
tentiary serving a term for grand larceny.
They are the men who stole goods from
the O. R.'& N. depot at Dixie, and as
the depot burned down at the date of the
theft. It was presumed they set the build
ing on fire.
MAN KILLED IN AN EXPLOSION.
Was Worklnr on a Water Flume In
SPOKANE, April 13. A special to the
Chronicle from Cascade, B. C, rays a
fatal explosion occurred at 10:30 last n ght
on the flume work of the Cascade Water
& Light Company. Mike Wllwlch, some
times known as William Norrls, received
Injuries resulting In his death at 9:30 this
morning. Bam Davis was severely cut and
bruised. Wllwich leaves a wife and three
SPRING CHICKENS FOR CAPE NOME.
Cor-rallU Men wii7Take 2000 Fowls
to the DUnttnars.
CORVALUS. Or., April 13. a Slcper
and son, of this dry, are preparing to go
to Cape Nome by an early steamer. Their
schome for making money in the diggings
will be by speculation In chickens, 2000 of
which they will take iiong. They are now
building coops, each of which Is expected
to accommodate ISO chickens. The ship
ment will bo accompanied by two tons of
wheat for use as feed.
Financial Statement of Coos County.
COQUIL.L.E CITY. Or.. April 11-County
Clerk Hazard has Issued his financial re
port of Cooa County for the six months
ending March 31, 1900, as follows:
Circuit Court 3C2 M
Justice Court 200 45
Stationer', telephone-and postage 414 57
Infirmary ' (S
Roads and bridges 2,879 ,2
Indigents and Insane" 1.H3 S2
Road Supetvlsora 1.S37 28
Mis el aneous '... &S 73
Salaries 3,6y 59
Total 12,OS5 21
Ouftanding warrants March 31.
Estimated Interest -2000 00
Total lndebttdness U17,'51 i
Resources ... , .
Cash In hands of Treasurer. "" it
Delinquent taxes. 1P93 J.9JC 19
Del'nquent taxis. 1891 9.5ZJ
Delinquent lax s 1&5 S?2:!
De'lnqueit taxes. 1S33 .
Delinquent tax s, 197 9,172S
Dellnqu-.nt tix.es, 189? 15.0 6 07
Delinquent taxes, ls 33,464 30
Adverse Filing;' Canceled.
TTCTrnevTT.T.T Sherman Countr. April
IX The Secretary of the Interior has
canceled the homestead tilings oi iiigmin
botharn & Towell against the land of Mrs.
E. A. White and Nathan White. This Is
In accordance with the late decision of
the United States Supreme Court.
The tract comprises 240 acres. The
Whites bought this land years ago of
William L. Ward, paying $3200 In gold for
400 acres In the bunchgraas. The land Is
fenced and under a good state of cultiva
tion. Baker City Notes..
BAKER CITY. April 13. Messrs. Don
nelly and Small, the new owners of the
Armory, have let a contract for extensive
repairs to the building. A new stage,
scenery and dressing-rooms will be put
In, besides other Improvements. The Ar
mory lo the only opera-house In the city,
and has heretofore been wanting In ac
commodations. City Engineer Foster today surveyed the
site upon which the East Side school
building Is to be erected. The work of
construction Is to be started at once.
Oysters Shipped to Washington.
TACOMA. April IS. The State Fish
Commissioner has bc-en notified that a car
load of 123 barrels of young oysters had
been .shipped from Fair Haven. Conn. The
:cpn'gnment will go to Dogfish Bay. where
if isifexpected the conditions are favorable
to tne cunivauon oi tne cjrr.em oymtt.
Call for Polk Connty Warrants.
DALLAS. Or.. Apl 13. H. L. Fenton.
County Treasurer, made a call today for
all warrants Indorsed prior to August 1.
An anti-saloon league has been organ
ized at Dayton.
The Olympla wooden pipeworks are at
work on a large order for Atlanta, Ga.
The shipment will require abou,100 cars.
The Washington Firemen's Tournament
will be held at Dayton this year, probably
In June. Dayton has raised $000, to be
distributed in prizes.
Spokane boys broke open a powder
house. In which $000 worth of fireworks,
left over from last year, were stored and
carried' away the entire supply.
A young man. whope sight was partially
paralyzed, was working In a Whatcom
sawmill Wednesday when his left hand
wi severed at the wrist by a bandsaw.
Trial of the Royce murder case at
Walla Walla has lccn postponed to May
14, to give the attorneys for the defense
time to look for traces of hereditary in
sanity in the Royce family.
Judge McDonald, of Whitman County
Superior Court, who was formerly a
preacher, wrote to a country Constable
recently that "the Sheriff's office Is too
elow for me. 'and I would as eoon, trust a
pig w'th a hymn book as the Sheriff with
n. warrant. Every criminal who tries to
escape can do so as easily as a wolf could
from a band of sheep."
A People's party convention, to consist
of the members of the state central com
mittee and the chairmen of the several
county central committees, will meet In
Spokane April 16, to elect delegates to
the National convention, which meets at
S'oux Falls, S. . D.. May 9. Tho place
and date of the 'Populist nominating con
vention will be named at the Spokane
Steelheads are reported numerous in the
Skamokawa Creek. SO having been counted
In one hole, says the Skamokawa Eagle,
A large sturgeon hook, fastened to apote
8 or 10 feet long. Is generally used In
catching them as they run over the rif
fles. Thcee hooks seem to be tho only
method for taking the salmon when above
tidewater, as they very seldom take bait.
At 5 cento per pound for these fish, the
ranchers' boys will tackle tho grabhook
rather than the hoe when the fishing sea
FISHERMAN GOT HIS NET
SLYLT CIRCUMVENTED THE FISH
Net "Was Found Set In the River,
Where It Had Been Hastily Aban
ASTORIA. April 13. The launch Ethel
was out on the river again last night In
charge of Deputy Fish Commissioner
Lougbery. hunting for lawbreaklng fisher
men. All ho found was a net that had
evidently been cut from a boat as the
launch approached. The net was brougnt
back to Astoria and left on the launch
until morning. The captain of the launch
remained on board until after 6 o'clock,
when he went to his breakfast, sending
his son down to the boat to guard the net.
When the boy arrived he found a man
putting the net In a flshboat. who ex
plained that he had settled the 'matter
with the Fish Commissioner. The man
rowed away with the net. and has not
been seen since. He Is believed to have
been the original owner of the net. but
no one seems to know who he Is.
Fish Commissioner Reed has made ar
rangements for the river to be thoroughly
patrolled from this time until the cosa
ot tne nsmng season, a boat was started
out tonight from Rainier. In charge ot
Deputy Baldwin, and will remain out dur
ing the season. On Monday Mr. Reed will
be on the river, and, acting with Fish
Commissioner Little, of Washington, will
arrest every fisherman who Is found with
out a license.
Wtotchlne; Clackamas and Willamette
OREGON CITY. April 13. Deputy Fish
Commissioners Greenman and McCown
have appointed extra deputies In order
more thoroughly to patrol the Willamette
and Clackamas Rivers until Sunday. In
times past It has been the custom of the
fishermen to make unusually large hauls
of salmon on the first day of the open
season, but efforts will be -made this time
to stop the practice of catching salmon
clandestinely and caching them for the
UMATILLA'S FINE HORSES.
A General Parade Arrnnired For Im
proved Market for Teams.
PENDLETON, Or., April 13. The enter
tainment committee of the Pendleton
Commercial Association has arranged for
a general horse parade to be given on
May. 5,- or. If that day be stormy, one
week later. The Idea of the committee
Is to have all of the racing stock, as well
as the fine roadsters, out upon that oc
casion for Inspection by the public, and It
Is designed to Illustrate the pre-eminence
of this place as a center of fine horse
An Illustration of the Improved demand
for draught horses Is given In the pur
chase here by O. H. Holcomb, ot Seattle,
of a carload, for which he paid $150 to $254
a span. They range In weight from 1300
to 1500 pounds, and were bought to sell
on the Seattle market. During the last
few years horses of this class have been
very extensively bred In this county, and
during the present season numerous
horsebuyers have been here, and a
large number of horses have been shipped
The Pendleton Commercial Association
has passed a resolution asking the City
Council to have made a preliminary sur
vey and estimate ot the cost of a sewer
system. G. N. Miller, the engineer who
Is now superintending the putting In of
tne walla walla sewerage system, and
also one at Everett, appeared .before the
association and gave a rough estimate as
to the cost. He believes that about six
miles of earthen pipe will be required,
and that the average cost will be $5000 to
$0000 per mile.
CLACKAMAS FRUIT IS ALL RIGHT.
Prone Trees Damaged Last Year
OREGON CITY, April 13. Favorable re
ports are being received here from the
fruitgrowing sections ot Clackamas Coun
ty, indicating that the prune crop will be
abundant. Apples and peaches also give
promise of a good yield. As yet the frost
has done no damage, and prune trees that
were thought to have been killed by the
hard freeze In the Winter of 1899 are grow
ing rapidly, and are full of blossoms. The
severe freezing spell of that Winter caused
the bark 'of many young trees to burst,
and In rome Instances the break extended,
to the Inner wood body. The majority ot
the trees affected were thought to be Ir
reparably Injured. Now a new growth of
wood is forming over the dead parts, and
with proper care it Is believed that these
trees will be permanent producers.
A large acreage of wheat has been sown,
and farmers express themselves "as en
couraged over the crop prospects Joshua
Corbett. Postmaster at Col ton. In the
foothills, says livestock Is doing well on
the grass. In fact, cattle have been kept
In good condition all Winter on pasture
and without other feed.
MUCH DAMAGE IN JOSEPHINE.
Fruit Mostly Rnlned, Bnt the Grain
Ontlook Is Excellent.
GRANT'S PASS. Or.. April 13. Reports
from different ports of the county show
that the damage by frosts on Saturday and
Sunday nights was general. The peach
crop will be practically a total failure.
Cherries, prunes, plums and pears will be
very light. anrt apples may not be malefn
ally damaged, although such experienced
frultmen as John Christie estimate that
apples will not be half a crop.
The frost was the worst Jof cphine Coun
ty nad experienced In seven years. The
oats wculd have been out In full leaf In
another week or 10 days, but now they
are as good as bare. Small fruits, such as
strawberries, currants and gooseberriej.
will recover, and raspberries and black
berries were not hurt. The grain outlook
Is excellent, rains having been of great
GRANT'S PASS BUILDING BOOM.
Brick Stores and 'Warehouses antl
Frame Dwellings Going Up.
GRANT'S PASS, Or., April 13,-Bu'lldlng
operations continue active, and the coming
Summer promises to be the best in many
years. There are at present under con
struction E. Klenlen's two-story "brick
storeroom, a two-story frame parsonage
for the Methodist church. South: Mrs.
Yerke's two-story dwelling, Ed Hubbard's
cottage, Scott Griffins two-story grain and
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V I iSSsB IB I'll I I
i n, i k ii :
Jeff Howard, the man vrho entered
the sfrlssly's cave.
feed warehouse. .As soon as brick can
be obtained, John Schallhorn and George.
Hanson will each build a two-story br.clc
storeroom, adjoining the Hotel Layton,
and J. T. Layton will build a two-story
hotel addition In the rear. Williams Bros,
will build three brick stores on Front
street, H. "Kessles an addition to his brick
building. T. A. Hood & Co. a one-story
brick 'storeroom, and Mrs. Thornton a
two-story brick storeroom. Henry Harth
Is having plans made for a comfortable
home on Fifth street.
YOUNG MAN DROWNED.
Fell Into the wiTlapa River Near
SOUTH BEND. Wash., April 13. Clar
ence McEwing. the 20-year-old son of S. S.
r.t4. -Mimlnnt ,ttfzn nf Wll-
laps, was drowned In the Willapa River
t a tl. IT. . mtlarlne a s4TYt ftf
horees at the rtver near his father's house,
and fell In .and drowned. His body has not
been found as yet.
Mrs. Harrison, of Baker City.
BAKER CITYf April 13. Mrs. Fannie
Harrison, a pioneer and rcopectcd lady of
this city, died at the family home yes
terday of pneumonia. Deceased was born
in England. October 20, 1837, and came to
Oregon In 1S70. She left two sons William
and Harvey and one daughter Mary-
all grown and residents oi tnie city; ana
ono brotherJames Toynton and one sis
ter, wife of William Baldock. a pioneer
resident of Baker County. The other rel
atives are a brother and two sisters, who
reside in England.
Mrs. Linthle, of Vsaoouver.
VANCOUVER, Wash April 13. The
filrieral of Mrs. Christina M. Linthle. who
died here yesterday from heart failure at
the age of 64 years, took place from the
family residence this afternoon. Deceased
left a husband and two sons. Paul Linthle.
who- lost his life about a year ago as a
result of an accident to the boiler of the
torpedo-boat Davis, while making her trial
trip, was a son of the' deceased. The In
terment was In City cemetery.
E. McKlnney, of Corvallls.
CORVALLIS. Or., April 12. E. McKro
rtey died this morning from the effects
of a paralytic stroke Thursday. He was a
native of New York state, and resided for
many years on Yoqulna Bay. He came to
Corvallls six years ago. He was aged 73
years. The funeral will take place Sunday
afternoon. The surviving members of the
family are the widow and two daughters
at home, and a daughter and eon In the
state of New York.
Prominent Tacoma Cltlsen.
TACOMA, April 13-Percy D. Norton,
president of the City Council and treas
urer of the St. Paul & Tacoma Lumber
Company, died this morning of kidney
trouble. He was confined to his house but
one day. The funeral will be held Sun
day. W. M. Cathcart, of Cottage- Grove.
COTTAGE GROVE. Or., April 13. Wm.
M. Cathcart, aged CO years, died here last
night from stomach trouble. He came to
this state with his parents In 1S5J, coming
from Indiana and crossing the plains with
an ox team. He was unmarried.
Kerby's Promising Prospects.
Grant's Pass Courier.
Reports from Kcrby Indicate that the
Valley of the Illinois Is fully keeping pace
with the rest of Josephine County In the
march of progress. A roller flour mill Is
among the probable enterprises to be In
stalled there during the coming Summer,
two saw mills ore also under considera
tion, and important public buildings will
be constructed. The- creamery proposi
tion Is one that should be seriously con
sidered by the Illinois Valley farmers.
They control quite an area of as produc
tive land as can be found In the state,
and the Irrigation facilities are excellent.
This valley is rich In all the resources of
this 'section, mineral, agricultural and
timber, and must come to the front.
Kerby Is the center for as promising and
varied a mineral field as can be found in
this part of the state. In addition to Its
industrial advantages. It Is most beauti
fully and pleasantly located, and a more
desirable place for a townslte than that
now occupied by the town of Kerby would
be extremely difficult to find. The pitas
ant climate which Is enjoyed by all South
ern Oregon seems to culminate at Kerby
In the acme of perfection.
Mining Company for North Yamhill.
"M'MINNVTLLE. Or., April 13. Articles
of Incorporation were filed with the "Coun
ty Clerk today by J. A. Simmons, W. G.
liusbee and Vine W. Pearce. Incorporating
the West Side Gold and Sliver Mining
Company, of North Yamhill. The capital
stock is fixed at $10.0X. divided Into 1.CO0.0CO
shares of 1 cent each.
Washington A. O. V. W.
SEATTLE. April 13. The State Grand
Lodge. A. O. U. W., concluded a three
days' session here tonight and adjourned
to meet on the second Wednesday lr April,
1901. at Spokane. The day was devoted to
routine business. New officers were In
ned Men Paid a Visit.
VANCOUVER. Wash., April 13. About
CQ members of Piute and Kumtux Tribe.
Independent Order of Red Men. of this
dty, paid a fraternal visit to a Portland
lodge ot the order last night, chartering
the steamer Undine for the round trip.
The nnrrison Will Be Repnired"
ASTORIA, April 13,The steamer Har-
rlson was Inspected this morning by In-
' spectom Edwards and Fuller, and as a
result she has been placed on the beach
to have her hull caulked.
f Oregon Notes.
Condon expects eoon to have a modern
Over COO voters have registered at The
Stages to and from Arlington are heavi
ly loaded ot late.
A beefbuyer from Portland Is offering
$30 per head nt Condon for fat cows.
A man got oul S-'OO cedar posts at Mount
Hood during the pas Winter. He asks
only 2 cents apiece for them.
Timber cruisers and- locaters are reaping
a harvest now by locating c alms In Bea
ver Val-ey for parties desirous of using
Dr. S. C. Stone, of Salem, has a com
plete file of The Dally Or.gonian for the
past six years. Ihe papers make a pile
eignt feet high.
Arlington has had a system of pipes
laid In the park, and In a few years it will
be the finest grove in O-l lam County. The
trees are mostly locust, and are about 14
yea-s old. The park was donated to the
city by J. W. Smith, who had spent much
money on It.
Eva Martin. Otis Merritt and Will Jones
made final pro:f on their timber claims In
the Trosk country on the 23d ot March,
and have since sold at very satisfactory
figures, says the North Yamhill Record.
Mrs. Ycung. who alo had a claim In the
fame se tlon, tellnqulshed for $10X
Too Woon, a Chinaman, SI years of nge,
dropped dead the 10th, whHe at work In
McCormlck's hopyard, n or Wood burn.
An Indian entered a Pendleton store for
blankets. He bought a pair and paid $10.
When they were wrapped up he repeated
his puichase. and kept up the repetition
Oil he bought IS blankets for 19).
Frultrolsers throughout Wasco County
report considerable damage to fruit by the
frost of Saturday and Sunday night, but
the young buds are not a 1 killed, says
The Dalles TImis-Mountalneer. In some
orchards Just enough have b en destroed
to leave the trees properly loaded, and it
Is be ieved that enough buds have been
left on the trees to make a fair crop ot
MARSHALL IS PARDONED
GREAT PROVOCATION AND YOUTH
WORKED IN HIS FAVOR.
Cava Fatal Blow to Mam 'Who Was
Threatening His Brother, Who
la Now la the Asylam.
SALEM, April 11 Governor Geer today
Issued a. full pardon to William Marshall,
who la serving an eight-year "sentence la
the Penitentiary on a conviction of man
slaughter, committed In Baker County.
Marshall haa served about two years of
his time. The facts concerning the com
mission of the crime are that William
Marshall, aged 17. and hto brother Oliver,
aged 25, were driving home from Baker
City on April a, 1S9S, when they met two
teams blocking the road. "One of the teams
standing In the road was In charge of
James Reed. After the boys bad waited
some lime for the wagon to move on.
Reed and Oliver Marshall became en
gaged In an altercation which ended In
Reed throwing- Oliver to the ground,
threatening .his life. William came -to his
brother's assistance, and struck Reed on
the head with a stick. Death followed as
a result ot the blow, and Marshall, upon
trial, waa convicted of manslaughter.
Oliver Marshall was convicted also and
given 10 years' sentence, but was soon
transferred to the Insane Asylum.
The petition for a pardon was signed
by many residents ot the community,
among them five of the trial Jurors. The
pardon also recites that It Is given in con
sideration of the youth of the prisoner
and the provocation to commit the deed.
Collier "Will Go to Alaska.
Professor Collier, of Willamette Uni
versity, haa been offered an appointment
as a member of a United States geological
surveying party, which will spend the
Summer studying the geology or tne (jape
Nome country. The work before tnia
party Is considered much more important
than Is usually assigned to geologists who
make Investigations at the Instance of the
Government, and Willamette feete that a
compliment has been paid a member oi
her faculty In this recognition ot Pro
fessor Collier. Professor Collier will ac
cept the appointment. The other mem
bers of the party win be roressor
Brooks, of the United States Geological
Survey. Washington. D. C. and Dr. Rich
ardson, of Johns Hopkins University. The
former will be leader of the expedition.
The party will start about June 1, and
will be gone four months.
Virtues of Oregon Oak.
Some time ago Clerk M. L. Chamberlain,
of the State Land Board, received a let
ter from Michigan, containing an Inquiry
regarding Oregon oak timber, its loca
tion and adaptability to manufacturing
uses. As Mr. Chamberlain was not in
po-vesslon of full Information upon the
subject, he gave, by way of answer, the
names of the counties producing oak, an4
sent a copy of the pamphlet, "Resources
of Oregon." He also turned the letter
over to persons Interested, who will give
further information on the subject.
Professor Thomas Condon, of the State
University, In a paper on the forest trees
of Oregon, thus treats of three dasses
of oak timber:
"Oregon white oak This seems at Us
best in the Willamette Valley and along
the Columbia River. For years past a
large amount of this timber has been
shipped to San Francisco, and well authen
ticated cases have occurred of Its being
returned to Oregon as Eastern oak, for
our wagon builders.
"Black oak This handsome oak Is found
no farther north than Lane County, but
grows abundantly In Southern Oregon. I
have not seen It In Central Oregon. It
Is at Its best In Douglas and Jackson
Counties. It Is a much handsomer tree
than the white oak, but Its timber Is not
Live oak This tree Is often used for
wagon timber along the western slopes
of the Slsklyous, but Is scarcely abundant
enough to more than supply the horn
Inquiries have been made of local wood
workers concerning the oak timber that
grows here, with the result that It is
learned that the value of the timber Is
probably underestimated. P. J. Larscn,
a Salem carriage-maker, says that Import
ed timber Is usually used in wagon-work,
because good Oregon oak is hard to find.
He thinks, however, that the difficulty la
not in the scarcity of good oak timber, but
In the failure of lumbermen to select good
trees for lumber. He says that there Is
some good Oregon oak, but roor timber Is
sold so frequently that It cannot be de
pended upon. He is of the opinion that
If tho trees are carefully selected, the oak
wood grown here wll compare favorably
with Eastern oak.
J. O'Donald, a pioneer carpenter and
cabinet-maker, says that Oregon oak,
It Is usually obtained. Is too knotty tor
practical purposes. He agrees with Mr.
Larsen that the difficulty lies largely In
the selection of the timber and not In
scarcity. He finds that Oregon oak Is
often sold as Eastern oak, at an advanced
A. S. McFadden. formerly foreman of
the Salem sash and door factory, saya
that Oregon oak works up very satisfac
torily in furniture. It is harder to work
with than Eastern oak. but Is finer
grained and gives better results. He cites
several Instances In which Oregon oak has
been used for Inside finishing for build
ings with very satisfactory results. Ha
thinks, however, that the quantity of oak
timber In this state is not sufficient to
warrant tho encouragement of enterprises
having in view the manufacture of oak
.products. That Oregon oak" will meet
most homo needs seems conceded, but
that It can be used for extensive manu
facturing Is questioned.
Lane County Fruitgrowers.
A meeting of fruitgrowers of this vicin
ity will bo held In the City Hall tomor
row for the purpose of forming a local
aseodatlon to co-operate with the Cured
Fruit Association of the Pacific North
west. One of the main objects of the
gathering Is to make an organized effort
to get 75 per cent of the fruit acreage Into
the association. It is hoped by this means
to maintain reasonable prices for dried
fruit and to avoid the damaging compe
tition that has prevailed In the past.
All Indications at present are that there
will be an abundant crop of prunes. The
trees have blossomed unusually well, and
the fruit has set without a blemish. There
have been several light frosts, but these
have done no damage. The only fear that
Is now expressed Is that the trees may be
overloaded. As this difficulty can be re
moved by knocking off part of the fruit,
the. growers now have but ono important
subject to take their immediate dose at
tentionthe preparation for curing and
marketing. Prunegrowers have had no
end of trouble with buyers and commis
sion men, and are now ready to adopt any
plan for the marketing of their fruit that
promises an Improvement over old meth
ods. The formation of a pool seems to
most of them to be a feasible plan, and It
Is expected that the association will re
ceive the support of the growers of 'this
Arbor Day Observance.
Arbor day was appropriately ob
served today In all the Salem public
schools. The exercises consisted princi
pally of the rendition of literary and mu
sical programmed, in which pupils ot the
several grades participated. Owing to
the Inclement weather, the exercises
were conducted indoors. At some of the
schools short addresses were made by
citizens who take an active Interest In
It has been the custom for the Super
intendent of Public Instruction to send
out each year pamphlets containing an
Arbor day notice and a suggestive pro
gramme. In order to save the expense
connected with tho publication and mail
ing of such a pamphlet. Superintendent
Ackorman this year did not observe the
custom. He was of the opinion that
teachers know the law regarding the ob
servance of Arbor day, and that they
have the Interests of the schools and
country sufficiently at heart to induce
them to arrange their own .programmes.
Caascht lm Sarins Machine.
Frank: Thompson, an employe at the
Hanson & London planing mill, was In
jured today by having his arm caught
under a steam boring maenme. 100
fleshy part ot his forearm was badly
mangled, but it is thought the Injury will
not be permanent.
TROTJBLE FOR THE ALPHA.
Passengers Refused to Pay to Nome
In Advance. .
SEATTLE. April IS. A letter has been
received here which was sent from Van
couver while the British steamer Alpha
was at that port, stating that the captain
of the Alpha had demanded payment in
advance for tho delivery of freight at
Nome. The 300 miners on board the ves
sel refused to comply with the demand,
and the captain said that he would pro
ceed to some point on the north coast and
'drive the men aehore unless they should
pay up. The miners agreed to mutiny Ii
this was attempted, and will put the cap
tain ashore and steam to the Siberian
Coast. The miners are organized and
armed, and there is a large stock of pro
visions on board the vessel.
The Alpha left Vancouver recently
against the orders of the United States
Revenue Cutter Service, which forbade the
vessel landing her freight at Nome.
Another Vessel for Nome.
The first vessel to leave Seattle for Cape
Nome this year will bo the schooner Gen
eral McPherson, which will sail tomorrow
with 20 passengere andja general cargo.
Says He Knows O'Brien.
George West, alias George Welse. alias
Kid West, alias "Tho Clear Kid." cow In
the County Jail here awaiting trial for
burglary. Is alleged to have confessed
three weeks ago to two policemen here
that he knew O'Brien, under arrest In
tho Yukon for the murder of Linn Relfe,
F. W. Clayson and Olson, at Mlnto, to be
guilty and helped him in an attempt to
escape. West., who Is an admitted crook,
says bo made no such confession, but he
says he Is a friend ot O'Brien.
MORROW COUNTY AFFAIRS.
Cold Rain nard on the Little Lambs
Finances In Good Condition.
HEPPNER Or.. April 13. Heavy rains
here yesterday and today were really not
needed for grass or crops, and are rather
chilling on the little lambs now having
their birthdays. They ore sure to cause
some loss of lambs, though perhaps not
The Heppner Gazette has entered on its
18th year, and has kept pace with the
growtn of tho town.
T. W. Ayers, Mrs. Henry Padberg and
others are erecting new dwelling houses,
and many other improvements are being
mode In Heppner.
The semi-annual financial statement ot
Morrow County shows that with the In
coming taxes the county will be practically
out of debt. The tax rate Is 23 mills this
year, and valuations are kept down to
very reasonable rates. County warrants
are only 14 months behind, and are much
sought after at face value. It only costs
about $20,000 a year to run Morrow County.
Big freight teams ore now arriving from
the great Interior south of Heppner. and
are taking out large loads of general mer
chandise and spring stocks of everything.
KALAMA'S GOLD MINE.
Development Being Pushed and Capi
talists Are Investigating.
KALAMA. Wash.. April 13. Today the
force of men working In the Darnell mine
was doubled, and hereafter work will be
pushed night and day. The hanging wall
of this ledge has now been found, and
consists of feldslte porphyry. The de
posits of tellurium in the seams of the
ore continue to Increase In quantity and
richness with the Increase In depth.
Yesterday a mining expert from Mon
tana, representing Senator Clark, the min
ing king; was here Inspecting this mine,
and today another mining expert, whose
business relations were not disclosed, was
here, and made a very thorough examina
tion of the mine, and took away with him
a grlpful of samples of the ore.
This la the mine discovered In the center
of town, from which drillings were taken
from a depth of 30 feet that assayed $30S.
Bicycle Parade in Oregon City.
OREGON CITY. Or.. April 13. Main
street has been cleaned by order of the
Mayor, and all the details have been ar
ranged for the grand bicycle parade to
take place tomorrow evening.
Two Boys Drowned.
SEATTLE. April 13. Johnny Lee and
Adolph Hahn. both 8 years of age. were
drowned In Lake Union at the Fremont
mill today. They were fishing from a. log
Sailed for the Orient.
TACOMA. April 13. The N. P. steam
ship Victoria, late In the a Government
transport service, sailed this morning at
daybreak for China and Japan, with a
full cargo of Hour, cotton and machinery.
Want War-Revenue Law Revised.
CHICAGO, April 13. The Bllnois Man
ufacturers' Association, at Us meeting
last night, took the stand that there
should be an early revision of the war
The Best and Safest;
i Family Medicine ;
X FOR ALL
' ' Biliois and Nervous Disorders
i Sick Headache, Constipation, J
; Weak Stomach, Impaired Oi-; ;
gestion, Disordered Liver and (
; Female Ailments. ; ;
:The World's Medicine.::
Annual Sale Exceeds 6,000,000 Boxes. I
1 10 cents and 35 cents, at all drag stores. ' '
1 Beecham's Pills have the largest sale of ' '
any Proprietary Medicine In the world, and
this has been achieved ' '
' VttUKMrttJM publication of testimonials '
TRICES OF LOTS REDUCED.
The undersigned Is now prepared to build
houses In InrUigton. Portland's most desirable
suburb, on the Installment plan, whereby the
monthly payments will b ACTUALLY less
than rental charged for similar residences.
If you cannot calL sand for circular.
a H. PRESCOTT,
213 and 2U Chamber ot Commero.
Who have tho
Dosptjndoncy In won
Is a mantal aondiilnt
tHrectly irsoosblo to scum
distinctly f em alo II 11
Well women don't have
tlso blues, but compara.
tlvely few aeonle undei
atsuttl that the rfaht medl4
erne will drive them awayl
LydJa E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound
overcomes tho blues, be
cmuse it Is the safet
of woman's healthm
It regulates the entlrt
female organism at
nothing else doesm What
the dragging sensatloi
and the backache go, tht
blues will go alsom
Read the letters fr
women appearing in .thlsl
paper women who havel
tried It and know Therei
are a million such women.
DAILY METEOROLOGICAL REPORT.
PORTLAn. April 13. 8 P. M. Maxln-.Til I
temperature, 52: minimum temperature. 44;
river reading at 11 A. M.. 10.3 feet: change ml
the lust 24 hours, 0.1 foot: total precipitation, I
3 P. M. to 8 P. M.. 0.10 Inch: total precipita
tion from Sept. 1, 1S03. 32.45 Inches; normat I
precipitation from Sept. 1, 1800. 39.70 Inches; I
deficiency. 7.34 Inches; total sunshine April I
12, 0:40; possible sunshine April 12, 13:23.
The barometer Is lowest over Western Mon
tana and hi chest along the coast. Showers
havs occurred generally throughout Oregon,
Washington. Idaho anil Northern California.
East ot the Cascades the temperatures ara
from 10 to 12 deg. below the normal, and tha
Indications are fivorable for frosts on both
Saturday and Sunday mornings In this sec
tion. WEATHER SYNOPSIS.
Forecasts made at Portland for tho 23 hours
ending at midnight Saturday. April 14:
Western Oregon and Western Washington-
Occasional showers; northwest winds.
Eastern Ortgon. Eastern Washington and
Northern Idaho Generally fair; probablr frosts
on both Saturday and Sunday mornings; varia
Southern Idaho Generally fair, except light
rain or snow in eastern portion; cooler, wlti
frost In western portion Sunday morning
Portland and vicinity Showers; northwest
EDWARD A. BEALS. Forecast OSclal.
MARQUAM GRAND CAL. HEIL1G. Mgr.
Two nirhts and Saturday Marine. Friday acd
Saturday. April IS and M. Mark Twain- Pow
erful PUy. -I'OJD'NHEAD WILSON." dram
atUrd by Frank Mayo, and presented 6y
Mrs. Edwin Xayo's ortclKal crnfany wltH fj.
sterling- American actor. UK. BCKU Mc
INTOsH. direction tVrn. VTarslngton.
PIUCES Lcwer Coor. except last 3 rows.
tl.1; last 3 rows. II; balcony, ttrst 3 ros.
$1: balcony, second J rows. TSc; balcony, last
u rows. IOc Matlce prices 25c. 50c. T5c and
II: children to alt parts of the-nouse, 50c
Seats now on sale.
CALVIN IIEILIG. Manager
Monday. Tueeday and v edne-day. April 16. II
and IS. Matinee Wednesday.
Messrs. Smith and Klci- r resent the Comedian,
In His Own New farce.
The Comedy nit ot the Season, as presented !a
New York and Chicago. A great cast and elab
orate production. Better than "The Man Frora
PRICES Lower floor, except last 3 rows.
11.50; last S rows, St: balcony, first 3 rows.
1: second 3 rows. 75c; Iat row. JOcl sai
lery. 3c. Matinee 15c. ."c 7Cc and SI. CnU
dren to all parts of tho house. 50c
Seats now selling-.
ONE WEEK. COMMENCING SUNDAY.
TIIE FRANTICALLY FUNNY FARCE.
"HAVE YOU SEEN SMITH!"
"HAVE TOU SEEN SMITIir'
"HAVE TOU SEEN SMITH?"
"HAVE TOU SEEN SMITH r"
THE FAVORITE OF FUN AND FROLIC.
Reitular prices Orchestra an J die circle.
COc; gallery, Uo: loses. 30c and 75c
rw We.k fommraelne Anrll 13
Tho beautiful Southern comedy-drama of rarsj
"Otf THB SUWANEB RIVER."
"ON THE SUWANEE RIVER."
"ON TIIE SUWANEB RIVER."
"ON THE SUWANEE RIVER."
"ON THE SUWANEE RIVER"
Regular prices Orchetra and d-ess circle,
(Wc;. gallery. 25c; Ioges. 50c and 75c
WASHINGTON CHAPTER. NO. IS.
R. a. M. Special convocation this
(Saturday) eieclnir. April 14, at 7i
o'clock. Masonic Hall. Burkhard build
ing. M. M. and P. M. degrees. By
order E. II. P.
A. & A. S. KITE. OREGON
LODGE OF PERFECTION.
NO. 1. Special meeting this
(-renins at S o'clock. Work la
Hth degree. By order
.mnnr TTtinE. NO 9. Members will meet
af'wrwim Sunday atJ IS-M to attend toe
funeral ot our late brother. Georg 'j"1
Brothers of sister &l!La.
A. a COOH3. C. of H. .
ARPIN-In this city. April IS. Mfri." "S
youngest daughter of Jo-ephlne Arrln. , agea
15 years and 10 days. Funeral notice later.
RHEA-In this city. Aprtl tX JtW atSU
Vincent's Hospital. Emma E Rhea, aged W
years. 1 month and 3 days. wife. or J. f.
Rhea, of Heppner. Or. ..-.. rr.-.r
MEYER-In this city. AprH 1 IX Fred Merer,
aged 45 years and 4 months Funeral rroni
his late home. Twenty-third and Saler sts..
Sunday, at 2 P. M I"- Fir Cemetery will
oe ine piace ot interment.
pnxrAnn urtv..? T?...tvar. ttlX
-.l. w. m. uuuJlA.lt .;,,...
and Yamhill sts. Rena Stln.on, lady,
assistant. Both phones No. 507.
J. P. FIIsXCY SOX. UndertnUers.
Lady Assistant. 275 Third st. Tel. O.
P. S. DENNING. Undertaker. 414 Hast
Alder. Lady Assistant. Doth phones.
Floral pieces: cat flowers. Clarke
Bros. 2S0 Slorrlson. Both phones.
Highest market price paid fcr municipal and
school bonds. Lowest rates on mortgage loans.
Will take charge of estates as agent or trustee
on reasonable terms.
.W. H. TEAK. 418 Chamber of Cotamercs.