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THE MORNISG OREQOfflAff, TUESDAY, MAT 8, 1900.
GRAiSFS PASS ELECTION
IFICTORY FOR THE GOOD GOTERX
liargcst Vote Polled in the History
of tlie ToTrnH. C. Kinney
GRANT'S PASS. Or., May 7. Grant's
Pass today held the liveliest city election
In its history, and polled 452 votes, being
the largest vote so far cast. The prin
cipal contest was over the- office of Mayor,
the candidates being "W. T. Coburn, the
present incumbent, and H. C. Kinney,
president of the Sugar Pine Door & Lum
ber Company. H. C. Kinney -was elected
by a, vote of 256 to 153, the Tesult being
e. distinct victory for good government.
Good government Councilmen were also
elected in the J?irst, Second and Third
"Wards. The other successful candidates
were: Councilman, First "Ward.E. "W.
Xuykendall; Second "Ward, Thomas A.
Hood; Third "Ward, J. A. Rehkopf ; Fourth
"Ward, W. A. Ha skins; Clerk and Auditor,
John Barker: City Treasurer, Colonel W.
Johnson; City Attorney, L. V. Stewart.
Campaign Opened at Independence.
INDEPENDENCE. Or., May 7. The
campaign was practii-ally opened in this
county Saturday evening, when Hon. H.
C Spencer, of Portland, addressed the
ipepple on- the issues of the day in the
.interest cf "the Republican party. - The
Auditorium, was 'crowded to its fullest 'ca
pacity with people from all parts of the
Election at Silverton.
SHjVERTON, Or., May 7. The city
election took place today, resulting in the
election of an anti-saloon-closing Mayor
and Council, as follows: T. R. Hibbard,
vMayor; P. "W. Potter, C. M. Hlnkle, F.
"Warnock, D. C. Kinney end Sam Ames,
Councilman; TV. Bowser, Recorder; M. J.
SUICIDE OF A FAR3IER.
&ane County Rancher Killed Him
self in His Corral.
EUGENE, Or., May 7. Ia Marquis, a
farmer, -who resided seven miles north
west of Eugene, committed suicide this
morning. He left a note in the house
eaying his body would be found in the
prra( near the barn. His son looked
end found the dead body of his father
in the place designated.
The Coroner investigated the death to-
iday, and the jury found that the deceased
came to his death by a gunshot wound,
fired by himself. The bullet entered the
sight Elde of the head and passed out the
opposite temple. Mr. Marquis left a let
ter, in which he stated the reason for
his act was family troubles which could
not be remedied, but said he had noth
ing to say against his wife for losing
confidence in him. He had frequently
threatened to commit suicide, and was
evidently suffering from melancholia. He
attended church in Springfield yesterday,
and engaged a room in a hotel here last
night, which he did not use. The tragedy
occurred some time during the night.
A public meeting was held at the Court
thouse last night for the purpose of meet
ing some of the Danish colonists and dis
cussing matters pertaining to the loca
tion, aims and desires of the colony. The
meeting was well attended, and a great
deal of interest manifested in the work
in progress. There is only an advance
guard of the Danish-Americans here, con
sisting of about 20 heads of families. They
Bpenjthe entire day yesterday in exam
ining property which they were contem
plating purchasing. They all express
themselves as thoroughly pleased with
fir prospects in this county. The result
cf their visit here is the purchase by them
of about 1500 acres of land, and the bond
ing of 5000 acres more in the same neigh
borhood, about four miles west of Eugene.
About 20 have made their selection of
tracts for individual purchase, and will
bring their families here and begin work
These representatives report that a great
number of their people will come to this
county in a vers' short time; that is, as
coon as they can terminate their business
affairs in Nebraska and make the change.
They believe that within a year the Dane
County colony will have between 100 and
200 families, settled on tracts of various
elzes, which they will purchase, accord
ing to their demands and resources.
A TOWX THREATENED.
Auburn, Baker County, May Be Bar
led ly a Slide.
BAKER CITY, May 5. The little town
of Auburn, located 12 miles south of this
city, is in danger of being carried into
the canyon. According to Mr. Alexander,
a. resident of that place, who was in Ba
ker City today, the ground Is already
cracked along the hillside, overlooking the
town, and a fissure about four feet wide
has appeared in places, and is continual
ly widening. Mr. Alexander thinks the
town will be buried in the canyon, as a
elide sooner or later is certain to occur.
Some Chinamen working placers there
have a fine lead of rich ore, and are work
ing hard to take it out before the slide
ehall occur. The fissuTes are caused, he
Bays, by the Chinamen mining out the old
The Bed Boy Mining Company, owning
the celebrated Red Boy mine, situated in
The Granite district, has its plans matured
tfor the greatest feat In deep sinking ever
attempted in Oregon. It Is the Intention
-iof the company to sink a shaft 2000 feet
dn depth, and to that end 350 tons of ma
chinery has been purchased in Chicago,
and will b eshipped here this month. In
Jtho shipment will be three boilers weigh
ing 20.000 pounds each. This extensive
development on the port of the Red Boy
people will determine the permanency of
the ore veins In this entire section, and
will do more to inspire capital with con
fidence that Eastern Oregon ore veins go
down than all things else combined.
I,OST OX THE DORA B.
"Possible Identity of Three of the
iOREST GROVE. Or.. -Tnt- 7 tv,
no -four unknown nasswirr -wVin !-
i their Avei In the sinking of the ill-fated
Bfechooner Dora B., between Juneau 'and
ITakutat, April 22. as reported from Se
attle in yesterday s Oregonlaa, axe
thought to have been J. r Mnnatia -n-
H. Falrman and' C. S. Robinson, partners
wi. juj;i cuca, an AiasKa miner now vis
iting here. Tho three were on their way
to purchase and operate claims on the
1'akutat coast, and had expected to be
back In Seattle by April 25. but no word
lias been received from them, nor have
inquiries mado there regarding them
brought any results. "With H. Rooney and
3. H. "Whltten. of Dawson, and Mr.
French they composed tho Gold Hill Min
ing Company, and had valuable mining
interests In the Yukon and Atlin coun
tries. All went In over the Ashcroft trail
on the first expedition, and came out from
Dawson over the ice in March. Robinson
was an old miner over 50 years of age, who
had mined all over the continent, while
his two associates were "between 30" and 35,
Falrman a New Yorker, and McCabe from
Manitoba. The latter was well known In
the Monica and Cassiar districts, where
3ie had charge of pack trains. Mr. Frenoh
is the last of the original party of six who
went into the Yukon three years ago.
The citizens of the town and the fac-,
ulty and students of Pacific University
tendered a reception tonight to the 'var
sity debating team on their return from
the final contest of the season with the
TTnlversity of Oregon. Speeches were
made by Mayor F. T. "Kane, President
Thomas McClelland and other members
of the -faculty, and ihs members of the
debating team, Messrs. Lancefleld, Scnoch
and 'Fletcher) responded.
Complete List of the Enumerators in
MMINN"VTLDE, Or., May 7. A com
plete list of the census enumerators of
Yamhill County is as follows: City of
McMinnville, "Wyatt Harris; North Mc
Minnville and Baker Creek, J. T. Hender
son; South McMinnville and Fairlawn. C.
R. Eberhard; Amity, Bellevue and "White
son, David "Waddell; "Willamlna, North
and South Sheridan, John Sanders ;East
and "West Dayton, "W. B. Hadley; North
Yamhill and Cheekowan, "Walter Glandon;
Da Fayette and Carlton, El A. Hill; North
and South Newburg. H. M. Hosklns; Dun
dee and "West Chehalem, S. D. Parrott;
"Willamette, Ellis Hadley.
The Spring crop is practically all sowed
in this county. An unusual amount of
land was left unworked last Fall, but
owing to the exceedingly favorable con
ditions this Spring farmers have been able
to be as far along with their crops as Is
usual at this time. The rains of tho last
few days will be very beneficial to the
crops and gardens.
The executive committee of the Pioneer
Association of Yamhill County has se
lected Sheridan as the place of holding
the annual meeting. The data selected
was May 6.
"Work on the bicycle paths in the county
Is being pushed. The path between this
place and Da Fayette is in excellent con
dition, and those around Newberg are
claimed to be tho best in the county. The
scarcity of teams has hindered the work
to some extent.
Trro Gold Seekers Nearly "Wrecked
On the TFay.
ADBANY, May 7. A letter received to
day from Alaska tells of the very rough
experience of Frank Froman, of this city,
and Mr. Stump, of Monmouth. In order to
get Into Cape Nome ahead of the May
rush they left in March, intending to
make the distance as far as possible by
water and the remainder of the trip by
land. "While on a steam launch they were
nearly wrecked, the shaft breaking, and
for 24 hours they floundered, expecting
every minute to he their last. Then they
were picked up by a schooner. A storm
set in, tho sails were torn to pieces and
the tents of tho men substituted. After
being nearly wrecked the schooner was
beached on an island near Cook Inlet,
where the letter was written. The men
had decided to reach the first point
touched by steamers, and make the re
mainder of the trip on trustworthy craft
A meeting of Indian war veterans has
been called at this city next Saturday af
ternoon, ror tna Turnnp nf nTiTriirlni
matters in connection with the Indian
war pension bill recently laid on the shelf
by Speaker Hendeison. They are consid
erably displeased, but will continue to
fight to secure the passage of the bill at
this session if "possible. They will also
elect delegates to the grand camp to meet
in Portland June 14.
BENJAMIN F. LEWIS DEAD.
An Oregon Pioneer and a Mexican
DAYTON, May 7. Benjamin F. Lewis,
a pioneer of 1S52. and Indian "War veteran,
died from dropsy, at his home here this
morning, after an illness of more than
a year. He was born in Hart County,
Kentucky, October 24. 1K2. and crossed the
plains with an ox team in 1S52. He spent
his first "Winter in Oregon at the Cas
cades on the Columbia. In the Spring
of 1S33, he went to Bellingbam Bay, and
in 1S55, he enlisted in the Indian waTs in
"Washington Territory, serving as First
Lieutenant during the term of his serv
ices. In 1S57 he came to Yamhill County
and worked at the carpenter trade. In
September, 1859, he married Miss Eliza
beth Johnson, daughter of Dr. C. M.
Johnson, a pioneer of 1S45. After farming
successfully for 30 years, for the last 10
years he resided in Dayton. He is sur
vived by his wife and two sons John G.
Lewis, at present engaged in the public
schools of Tillamook County, and Dr.
Leroy Lewis, a prominent dentist of Mc
Minnville. He was a member of the Ma
sonic fraternity, and the interment cere
monies will be conducted under the aus
pices of that Institution at 10 A. M. to
morrow. Hillsboro Notes.
HJXLSBORO. Or., May 7. County
Treasurer Cady has paid tho last dollar
of the state tax, amounting to 520.715. This
is exclusive of the coyote tax. The Treas
urer will be guided by the direction of tho
Commissioners as to the payment of this,
particular item and as to the payment of
taxes unpaid on rolls subsequent to the
levy of 18S9.
The County Clerk's office was today
crowded with voters desiring to register.
This was duo to the fact that the recent
rains have stopped farming operations for
tho time being.
Navigation of Long; Torn.
MONROE, Or., May 7. Plans are being
discussed hero relative to the future mode
of traffic for the Long Tom River. It is
the intention to secure regular services
of somo river boat for the coming "Winter
season or to build a SO-ton, light-draft
river steamer by the co-operation of inter
ested persons. This steamer would only
expect to go as far out as the "Willamette,
where a storage wharf and warehouse
would be constructed to hold all the upper
river freight until it could be handled by
the larger river boats.
Astoria "Will Be Dark.
ASTORIA, May 7. The City Council
this evening rejected the bid of tho "West
Shore Mills Company of $S per light per
month for lighting the streets of the city.
This meana that the 6treets will be in
darkness after the expiration of the pres
ent contract May 17. The price during
tho. past year has been ?7 50 per light per
Gold dust Is as much a medium of ex
change at Sparta now as it was 35 years
The supply of milk at the Brownsville
creamery 5a Increasing. It now averages
over 3500 pounds per day, and still there
are a few who have not commenced sup
plying milk yet, but will do eo later.
Superintendent Fountain has made prep
arations to hold Klamath County's an
nual teachers institute at Klamath Falls
on the 7th, Sth and 8th of June. Fpr in
structors he has secured the services oi
Professor Lou'-s Barzee, of the Drain Nor
H. B. Moyer has temporarily closed
his sawmill on the Calapoola. He has
between 400,000 and 500.000 feet of lumber,
which will shortly find its way to the.
Valley, mosily to Brownsville. Mr. Moyer
will eoon movr his mill below tho old
logging camp, when he expects -to cut
nearly 4.O00,0O feet every year.
Gaines & Cameron, of Larwood, Linn
County, have commenced work on a wagon
road from Larwood to Roaring River falls,
and havo proposed to move the Cameron
mill from Crabtree to the new location
near the falls. A lumber flume will prom
ably be built from the mill to Larwood,
and perhaps to Crabtree station in the
Gross Bros.' Iron "Works are manufac
turing a quartz-crusher for A E. "Wood
and F. L. Gllman, to be used at their
mines in the Blue River district, saye
the Eugene Register. Tho machine will
wclh in th- neighborhood of 8 pounds,
and s the 'nvent-on of Mr. Gllman, who
c ate that It will crush 10 tons of quartz
per day. Two ore cars, to be operated
by a cab'e are also being gotten out for
the same .men. The motivo power to op-ira-
the mac! inoiy will be a waterwhceL
An effort is on foot to organize a com
pany of Natlona Guard at Cottaga
Grove. The required number of names
have been secured and many more arc
available that could be had.
BOUNTY FOR SEAL SCALPS
ASTORIANS PROPOSE TO RAISE THE
MONEY BY SUBSCRIPTION.
An Effort Will Be Made to Exter
minate the Enemies of the
ASTORIA, Or., May 7.-Chalrman Ken
dall, cf the Fisheries Committee of the
Astoria Progressive Commercial Associa
tion, Is circulating a petition among the
canners and those most directly Inter
ested for subscriptions to a fund to be
used in paying a bounty cf $1 each for
seal ecalps and $2 50 each for sea lion
scalps. The fund Is to be placed In the
hands of the secretary of the association
and warrants drawn against it by the
Fish Commissioner. This subscription list
is the result of an effort being made by
the association to exterminate one of the
greatest enemies to the fishing indus
try. It is claimed that a sea lion will
devour four salmon every 24- hours, and
as there are at least 2500 of these ani
mals hoverincr about the mniih nf th
river, 1Q.OC0 fish or 4000 cases, represent
ing aDout J3.3U, are being destroyed each
day. The intention of the association is
to have the law amended so as to set
THE NEW EAST SCHOOL
The above cut shows the new east school building to bo constructed at Ashland, Or. Tha
contract has been let to H. Snook, of Salem, for $13,000. th work to be completed by the 1st
of next September. The plans for the new building provide for a substantial modern struct
ure, which will be a credit to the city la every way. It will be 7SxS4 feet in size, two
Etories. with eight rooms and a basement. The basement will be of cut stone, with 1G and
12-Inch brick walls on top of that. The heating- will be by two fumace3. The contract for
the necessary apparatus was let separately soma time ago for $1500.
aside a portion of tho license money for
paying Cio bounty, but this cannot be
done until the next session of the Legis
lature, md in the meantime the funds are
to bz raised by subscription.
The Run of Fish.
The run of fish continues to be good for
this season of the year, and the freshet
up the rier has mado the water muddy,
which has been favorable for the glll
netters. The price la beginning to ad
vance, as the Vandsyssel Packing Com
pany, is now paying 7 cents per pound
for all chlnooks over 25 pounds. The other
cold-storage people will meet this raise.
Large Timber Trnct Sold.
S. S. Gordon, of this cltyp has sold his
tract of timber land located near Stella
to J. J. Napp, "W. C. McClure and L.
Holland, of Saginaw, Mich. The tract
comprises 1G00 acres of 6ome of the best
timber land in the Pacific Northwest.
The price paid was 540,000.
Another disappearing gun carriage has
arrived at Fort Stevens and will be placed
in position at the new fort. It is re
ported that several more are on the way
from the East.
The Fishermen's Union has engaged a
steamer to pull the snags from the chan
nels of the river where the gill-cetters
Rev. R. "W. Peebles Buried.
VANCOUVER, "Wash., May 7. The fu
neral of the Rev. R. "W. Peebles, who
died at his home at Riverside Friday, took
place today. Rev. E. H. Todd officiating.
The remains were taken to Portland and
deposited In Lone Fir Cemetery, where
they will remain unless it is desired by
his two children to remove them, to the
Iowa home. The two sisters of the de
ceased. Mrs. A. Mcintosh and Mrs. Brown,
of Seattle, were present at the funeral.
Besides these he leaves a widow and two
children. Rev. R. "W. Peebles was for
many years an active minister of the
Methodist Episcopal church, traveling ex
tensively in Iowa and adjoining states.
He resigned as presiding elder in an Iowa
district, when he came to this city, six
years ago. Since coming here, he has not
actively engaged in the ministry.
John Buchanan's Funeral.
MONROE, Or., May 7. The remains of
the late John Buchanan, one of Benton
County's Commissioners, were laid to rest
Saturday in tho beautiful Bellfountalne
Cemetery, four miles west of this place.
Mr. Buchanan had nearly completed a
four years' term as Representative from
this end of the county on the Board of
Mrs. Ruby Looney.
JEFFERSON, Or., May 7. Mrs. Ruby
Looney died at 2:40 this morning. The
funeral sen-ices will be held at the home
in this city at 1 o'clock tomorrow, being
conducted by Rev. P. S. Knight, of Salem,
an old friend of the deceased, who has
officiated at the marriage of four of her
Mrs. Luclnda. "Wllloighby.
SALEM Or. May 7.-Mrs. Luclnda "Wll
loughby, aged S6 years, died In this city
this morning of old age. Deceased left five
sons Reese, "William and Joseph Mc
Reynolds and "Warren and "Wist "Willough
by, all of Pullman, "Wash.; and two
daughters Mrs. G. H. Eilers, of Salem,
and Mrs. Harriet Nlckols, of Montana.
Franlde E. Simmons.
AMITY, Or.. May 7. Miss Frank! E.
Simmons, aged 15, died at her home, south
of town, Friday, and was buried Saturday.
OLSEVS BODY FOUND.
Died Alone In the "Woods Near Sweet
LEBANON, Or., May 7. The body of J.
S. Olsen, the man who was lost In the
mountains, was found yesterday by Jack
Keeny and Ed Simons six miles above
Sweet Home and within half a mile of
"Weedle sawmill and within 100 yards of
a -wagon road and cabin. The Justice of
the Peace of Sweet Home held an inquest
over the remains last night, and the jury
reported death from natural causes. 'When
found he was lying on the ground with
his arm under his head He had $22 50
and his watch on his person. Mr. Olsen
had taken up a timber claim above Sweet
Home, and 12 days ago went up to look
after It, and as he d'd not return at tho
time he stated, his friends became alarmed
and began to search for him and also
offered a reward for him or his body.
Some are of the opinion that he was
lost and perished in the mountains, while
the doctor and others think he became
tired and lay down to ret and died of
heart failure. "When found he was on a
direct course from his claim to Sweet
Home. He had been dead some time, and
has body was in a bad state of decompo
sition when found.
Mr. Olscn was 53 years old and was un
married. He came from Minnesota, and
had been living in this county about a
year. He was a Swede, and was said to
be worth about $50,000. He had no rela
tives known of. His remains were burled
today at Sweet Home by the Maccabees,
of which order he was a member In good
OREGON CITY PROSPEROUS.
Business Men Report a Goad In
crease in Trade.
OREGON CITY, May 7. Every business
man in the city was seen today in reference
to trade conditions as compared with the
Spring of ISM. "With two or three excep
tions, all claim an increase of trade vary-
, ing from 10 to 25 per cent, and the greater
1 porportlon assert that sales are 0 per
cent larger than one year .ago. Various
I reasons are given for the Increase In bust
j ness, notwithstanding that a considerable
, percentage of the wheat, hop and potato
i crops still remain unsold. More faim trade
Is comlnff to the city on account cf the
gradual improvements of roads leading to
the city from the outside precincts; tho
city trade Is larger, as tneer Is more popu
lation, many new people coming here to
secure employment In the mills and fac
tories. One merchant says that there Is
BUILDING, AT ASHLAND
I more transient trade than usual, many
new faces being in evidence, and he ex-
jjressea ine opinion tnai immigrants are
slowly but gradually finding homes here.
The manager of one of the largest mer
cantile houses here states that his trade
has Increased 25 per cent since last year;
that people are buying more and usually
selectlntr better classes or eonrts iniHratim-
I more prosperous conditions. Farmers are
i receiving good prices for hay, poultry,
j SSS, pigs and young cattle, the con
venience to the Portland market making
i the matter of transnortntlon .T.sm.iii .torn.
I mL- -i. ... -
-i.ne muis ana lactones are all running on
full time and are said to be crowded with
orders. At any rate, more people than
usual appear to be employed, and new
. macnmery nas Deen added from time to
time to Increase tho output. The Bank of
j Oregon City states that there Is conslder-
lable Increase in dp.nnsit hut tvira !-
jbeen but little demand for loans for the
past year, adoui. jj new Duiiaings are
being completed and in course of construc
tion, and carpenters ana painters are all
busy. The larger county and city war
rants find ready sale at 2 per cent prem
ium, brokers and private parties being
extremely anxious to buy. On the whole,
conditions are favorable for a prosperous
year In Clackamas County.
The Clackamas hatchery today received
a shipment of 25,000 grayling fish eggs from
Bozeman, Mont, which will be trans
planted to a stream near Pendleton, after
being hatched. The grayling fish is a
specimen of trout said to be plentiful in
the Yellowstone region, and thrive In cold
Hot and Mineral Springs.
The country in the neighborhood of
Lakevlew is said to be a region of hot
and mineral springs. There are three
springs especially very large near Lake
View, and which may eventually become
noted as health resorts. In Klamath
County there are also many hot springs,
two or three being near Klamath Falls,
says the Republican. But the most re
markable spring of this kind Is on Bare
Island, In Upper Klamath Lake, about
15 miles north of the Falls. This Island
aprlng Is one of the largest, and Its water
is said to be a sure cure for all the Ills
that flesh is heir to. Bare Island con
tains several hundred acres, and would
be an ideal place for a Summer resort,
the only drawbar being the inconvenience
of getting to It ahere is another large
hot spring on the western shore of the
Lake, near Eagle Point, and nearly op
posite Bare Island, and distant from it
200 or 300 yards. This spring, together
with the splendid facilities for hunting
and fishing la the neighborhood, will na
turally draw the attention of health and
pleasure seekers, and In time. If a branch
of the Oregon Midland should run through
that country. It Is likely that an attractive
and much patronized Summer resort will
be located there.
Truant School Lair.
John and Clara McDonald, of Tenlno,
were fined $20 and costs each at Olym
pla last week by Judge Linn for con
tempt of court in refusing to send their
children to school after being ordered to
do so by the court This Is the same case
which was up some time ago. It will be
appealed to the Supreme Court If the
Judge Is finally sustained, one of the first
things the Chehalls School Board shouid
do next year is to secure a truant officer
and compel the enforcement of the com
pulsory education law, There have been
more children loafing about the Chehalls
streets during school hours the past year
than ever before, and this in violation of
a law .which Is now being tested. Let's
get in and enforce this law, and tit the
boys and girls to make gopd citizens,
rather than permit them to grow up lead
ing lives of sloth and indolence.
Railroad Improvement at Ashland.
ASHLAND, Or.. May 7.-The Southern
Pacific Company is preparing to make ex
tensive Improvements and additions to ifa
rrelght facilities to accommodate the in
creasing business of this place and its
importance as a railway point The
present freight depot Is to be moved to
the west and city side of its tracks and
60 feet are to be added to the structure
and a commodious freight platform built
Four thousand feet of new tracks' are to
be laid in the yard. "With the present
handsome passenger station, these addi
tions will give Ashland the most spa
clous freight yard and depot facilities be
tween Sacramento and Portland.
"WASHKSGTON. Mar 7. OriM-nr. nn,).
masters appointed: L. L. Caldwell, at
Murphy., vice F. G. Day. resigned; M.
a. mascy, at rraine city, vice Edward
ASKED TO BE LYNCHED
AND THE ACCOMMODATING MINERS
COMPLIED "WITH HIS REQUEST.
Another Version of the Haaslns; f
Martin Slcvert, Who Murdered
Chrlstensea for HU Geld.
VICTORIA, B. C., May 7.-Tbe steamer
Danube, returning from northern ports
today, brings a new story of the reported
lynching, the first news of which came
by the steamer Cottage City Sunday morn
ing. The version of the affair slven by
J. H. Nelson, manager of the Utuya Bay
Mining Company, being that Martin Sie
vert, who shot and killed one Cfirlstenscn,
actually requested that he be hanged at
once rather than held for the formalltUs
of the law. The miners, finding that It
would Involve considerable trouble and
loss of time to await deliverance of the
prisoner Into the hands of the officers,
complied with the unique request after
Slevert had signed a statement expressing
entire satisfaction with the proposed
mode of executing justice and explain
ing that robbery bad been the motive of
Navigation on the Yukon has already
Commenced, thn ;tMmor mnninn. .nttu.
from Hootallnqua to Thirty-Mile. Ice
uavBi uas oegorae extremely hazardous,
numerous shipments having gone through
MORE JAPANESE IMMIGRANTS.
The Tosa Mara Brings Over Seven
SEATTLE. May 7.-The Nippon Yusen
Kalshas Oriental liner Tosa Mara, Cap
tain Frazer, arrived today. Favorable
weather enabled her to cross the Pacific
from Yokohama to Cape Flattery in the
unusually quick time of 13A days. She
aalled from Yokahama April 21, having left
Kobe four days prior to that date.
Tho Tosa had 715 passengers and 2000
tons of cargo. All of the passengers were
Japanese. Four hundred of the number
went ashore at Victoria. The others. 315
In all, came on to Seattle. Captain Fra
zer, discussing the question of Japanese
"I think we will see a falling off in im
migration from Japan from this time on.
There were already evidences of it when
we left though but for the bubonic plague
scare wo would probably have had 5C0
more Japanese passengers. About that
number had sought passage from the town
of Osaka, but a few days before we sailed
a case of what appeared to be bubonic
plague developed. "We did not want to
take any chances, so declined to receive
the Osaka passengers. '
Steamer Reucue Released.
SOUTH BEND, "Wash., May S. The
steamer Rescue, which was libeled for
tho loss of a raft of logs which went
adrift and was lost at sea, was released
from the custody of the United States
Marshal today and left for the Sound, in
charge of Captain Knud Bull. The claim
of $1150 damages for the losa of the raft
compelled her owners to sell the Rescue
to raise the money. She is now the prop
erty of the firm of Curry, McWHliama &
Fowler, who own a cannery near Point
Roberts, on the Fraser River, and Intend
Duuaing anotner at Anacortes. The Res
cue will be used in conneetlnn -tclth tVi
latter cannery. The purchase price was
Climbed Wild Goose Rapids.
LEWISTON, Idaho, May 7. The steam
er Lewlston, Captain E. W. "Works, suc
cessfully climbed Wild Goose Rapids, in
the Snake River, this morning. The
steamer Spokane has made several at
tempts to accomplish this fear, but failed
each time. Hundreds of tons of copper
ore are waiting at Pittsburg Landing for
transportation, but the Lewlston was run
ning On time, and turnix) hnnlr aft,.
cending the rapids. An effort will be made
io Dnng uas ore out by entering into a
contract with the Paul Mohr Company.
Painters' Strike at Tacoma.
TACOMA, May 7. Members of the
Painters' and Paperhangers Union struck
work this morning, demanding $2 50 a day
and eight Instead of 10 hours' work. Em
ployers are willing to pay the rate, but
will not grant the shorter day. About 40
men are out
New Whatcom Dank Dividend.
WASHINGTON. May 7. Tho Controller
of the Currency has declared dividends of
20 per cent In favor of the creditors of the
Bennett National Bank, of New Whatcom
The old settlers of Adams County will
have a reunion at RItzville June 7.
The first can of milk -wji k?-o,,wVi i.
the creamery at Centrolia last Wednesday.
The plant will be In good working order
in a few days.
H. M. Stevens and W T?" Vwi- .,.,
are oneratine the TVirnpli mino v,o,.n rn
application to the City Council for a
franchise to operate an electric light
plant in Kalama.
The Gray's Harbor train has been taken
off from Centralia to Gate City, and peo
ple along the line have to take a freight
The harbor train now runs from Taco
ma through Olympla every day, Sunday
a T. Moore, the Blaine mill man who
platted the original townslte of Blaine for
the Cain Bros., Is making preparations
for the building of a complete sawmill and
box factory on the Semlahmoo side of the
Blaine harbor. Everything Is arranged,
and the mill will be placed in operation
as soon as It can be constructed.
The Commercial Club was organized at
Aberdeen last Thursday evening at a meet
ing held in the Council chamber. Tha
following officers were elected: W. J. Pat
terson, president; M. R. Sherwood, vice
president; George A Black, secretary;
Dr. G. W. Overmeyer. treasurer, and Bey.
W. J. Metz, Dr. S. C. Maker and T. L.
Douglas, trustees. J. A Hood, Gove An
trim and F. C. Carman were appointed
a committee to solicit membership.
The black bass planted In Padden Lake
seven vears ag are beginning to yield
fine sport to local anglers. Quite a num
ber have been caught, a number of them
fine specimens. Friday, W. D. West
cott caught one weighing over three
pounds, says the Falrhaven Hecald. Yes
terday Mr. Gray brought In one three
pounder and one of two pounds, besides
a number of smaller ones. The baes find
excellent feeding In the lake In the stickle
backs and young trout
F. S. Farquar, a newspaper man from
Pennsylvania, was in Aberdeen last week
negotiating to get control of the Aberdeen
Bulletin. A local company, with a cap
ital stock of $2200 Js proposed to purchase
the Bulletin and the old Recorder plant
and lease It to Mr. Farquar, who. It fa
believed, will run a red-hot Republican
paper, warranted to suit all the factions
of thrtt pattv In jU-er'een. There is also
some talk of running a dally, should con
ditions seem to justify.
Charles A Whlsler, the well-known Gar
field farmer, was at Colfax Wednesday,
says the Colfax Gazette. Mr. Whlsler has
completed the planting of his crop and
said all crops were then In except a few
wet patches. "I never before saw so mag
nificent a prospect for crops of both grain
and fruit in all the years I have been in
the Palouse country. The fields are
splendid and Fall wheat is especially fine.
The .fruit crop I believe to be beyond dan
ger of damage, and, If so. It will be an
Caused by a Washed-Oat Trestle.
ST. LOUIS. May 7. A washed-out trestle
leading to the Black bridge, south of St
Charles, Mo., caused the wreck of the
"Katy" flyer, a fast incoming passenger
train on the Missouri, Kansas & Texas
Railway, and resulted In the death of
John Boyle, fireman, and the fatal ln-
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man Boyle was crushed to death by the
engine, while Palmer was terribly scalded
by escaping steam. The accident was
caused by the recent heavy rain storm
that had washed out the foundations of
the high trestle. The engine and tender
went down without warning, carrying
along the baggage and smoking car. None
of the passengers was Injured.
TEE TOTAL ECLIPSE.
Preparations for VeTrlns: It by
Washington Naval Astronomers.
CHICAGO. May 7. A special to the
Times-Herald, from Washington, says:
The total eclipse of the sun, scheduled for
the morning of May 23, Is regarded as an
astronomical event of the first importance
by the experts at the Washington Naval
Observatory. Many weeks have been
spent in 'preparing for the phenomenon.
Sky charts and Upited Ejtates maps have
been carefully studied, with the result
that the chief astronomers have decided
to equip two expeditions one for Plne
hurst. Moore County, N. C, and another
for Barnesvllle, Pike County. Ga.
To tho North Carolina staUon, Profes
sor A N. "Skinner will pilot a corps of 13
astronomers and a like body will accom
pany Professor Updegraff into Georgia.
There are two reasons why the Washing
ton stargazers have selected these distant
points for viewing the coming eclipse.
First, they desire to set up their instru
ments in the very center of the path of
totality; second, a careful examinaUon
of the weather charts Indicated that they
were much more likely to escape cloudy
skies at this season of the year In Georgia
and North Carolina than In Virginia, along
the coast from which the phenomenon
may also be observed In the event of a
clear atmosphere. Professor Skinner ha
gone to Pinehurst to superintend the erec
tion of one of the largest cameras ever
Other members of the corps will make
visual drawings of the various features
of the eclipse with the aid of powerful tel
escopes. The Naval Observatory experts
expect to gather new data, which, added
to what is already known, wlil aid mate
rially In determining several disputed
points regarding the sun and Its surround
ings. The astronomers are hopeful that
nature will not be so perverse as to pre
sent a clouded sky on the morning of the
Nominated by General Harrison
LOS ANGELES. May 7. The Times of
this city, edited by Major-General H. G.
Otis, editorially presents this morning the
name of Congressman William P. Hep
burn, of Iowa, as a running mate for "Wil
liam McKlnley, on the Republican ticket.
General Otis has hiniself been mentioned
as a Vice-Presidential possibility. He Is
a warm personal friend of President Mc
Klnley. The editorial says:
"Mr. Hepburn is a veteran Representa
tive in Congress, with years of experience
and a good name; he is chairman of the
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House Committee on the NIcarauga Canal.
He was the leader in achieving the superb
and far-reaching victory won by the Na
tlonal House only last week, when the
canal bill was passed.
"Mr. Hepburn has had a large and pow
erful hand In the lniportuit Initiatory
work of pushing the canal bill through tha
House of Representatives against all op
position; he has proved himself a "stayer
and statesman. Why. then, is he not first
class timber for Vice-President?"
CIRCUIT C0U3T OF APPEALS
"Will Be Called Upon to Decide
Whether Granite Land Is Mineral.
SAN FRANCISCO. May 7. The United
States Circuit Court of Appeals today
heard arguments Jn the case of the North-
t ern Pacific Railroad Company vs. Soder
bag. The question involved is as to
whether granite is a mineral, and the de
cision will affect a large amount of land
now controlled by the railroad In the
State of Washington. It is claimed that
land bearing granite Is mineral land, and
j that It cannot be held by the railroad.
I A decision was rendered in the case of
the Employers' Liability Assurance Com
pany, appellant, vs. Seid Back, guardian
of Go Wan, an infant, judgment being re
versed. The case was one where suit wa3
brought to recover ?5C00 on an insurance
policy Issued to Go Boo, a Chinese at
Astoria, who engaged in a more hazard
ous occupation than the policy called for.
I The lower court held that the heirs were
i entitled to S30CO.
I The judgment of the lower court was
affirmed In the case of the Port Blakeley
Mill Company, appellants, vs. F. C. Shar
key. Kcaae'n Appointment.
NEW YORK. May 7. The Herald say3:
New York friends of Archbishop Keane,
formerly rector of the Catholic University
at Washington, believe that h!s appoint
ment as Archbishop of Dubuque, la., Lj
practically certain. Such a promotion
they look upon as a decided vindication.
I He was deposed from the rectorship of
the university, and it Is said the Pope has
been anxious ever since to make amends.
The recent death of Archbishop Hen
nessy, of Dubuque, left an important va
cancy in the hierarchy, and It is now said
that the church authorities have decided
that Archbishop Keane should be appoint
ed to the vacant see.
Gorapers Fears the Japanese.
NEW 5TOKK, May 7. Addr2Etng tne
Central Federated Union. Prs dent Gom-
pere, of the American Federation of La
bor, spoke of the lmportat'on of Japanese
J coslle labor. He declared that Japanese
, coolies were taking the place of the Chi
f nese who had been excluded.
j "No restriction." he said, -is placed upon
. the Japanese and as a result the are
coming Into this country In droves. It ts
pretty near time something is done in this
matter, as the first thing you know we
will be overrun with cheap Japanese labor
which will supplant yours, as tha Ch.nesa
attempted to do."
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