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THE MOKNIN0 OREGONIA27, WEDNESDAY, MAT 16, 1908.
LAND IN THE RESERVES
SECRETARY OF UfTEIUOR'S REPLY
TO HOUSE RESOLUTION.
Area BelemslBS to Lad-Graat Rail-
roads and Otker Corporatlea
WASHINGTON, May 2. In partial re
ply to a "House resolution calling for va
ried Information concerning the acreage,
etc, of the several forest reserves, the
Secretary of the Interior, through the
Commissioner of the General Land Office,
has Just sent a raher extensive state
ment to the House. This report relates
to all of the "Western States, and em
braces large portions of Oregon, "Wash
ington and Idaho. The facts as set forth
in the tables are interesting, "the follow
ing extracts being made:
"This data relates to- that portion of the
resolution asking for information con
cerning existing forest reserves.
"The records of this office chow the
number of acres now included within for
est reserves belonging' to land-grant rail
road companies or other corporations or
individuals? as follows:
"First The area (estimated) of lands
within the primary limits of the various
railroad, military and wagon road land
grants, which fall within the boundaries
of established forest reserves, is as fol
Northern Pacific railroad, in the
State of Idaho, Bitter Root re
Northern Pacific, Idaho and "Wash
ington, Priest River reserve 253,440
Northern Pacific, "Washington,
Olympic reserve 15,3GQ
Northern Pacific, "Washington,
Mount Rainier reserve 5S7.520
Northern Pacific, Montana, Bitter
Root reserve 46.0S0
Northern Pacific, Montana, Lewis
and Clark reserve 363,640
Oregon & California railroad, Ore
gon, Cascade Range 28,800
Oregon & California, Oregon, Ash
Southern Pacific, California, Sierra 66,400
Southern Pacific, California, San
Southern Pacific, California, San
Central Pacific, California, Lake
Union Pacific, Utah, Uintah S00
Atlantic & Pacific, Arizona, Grand
Canyon ". 391,360
Military road, Oregon Central, Or- '
egon, Sierra 102,400
Wagon road, "Willamette & Cas
cade, Oregon, Sierra 50,000
"Second The number of acres now in
cluded within forest reserves belonging
to Individuals is as follows:
Bull Run timber land reserve 17.336.6G
The Cascade Range forest reserve 5S.55S.C8
Ashland forest reserve 321.04
Priest River forest reserve None
Olympic forest reserve ,..113,610.17
"Washington forest reserve 44,453.09
Mount Rainier forest reserve 16,671.80
Bitter Root forest reserve None
Priest River forest reserve None
"Third State selections In the above
reservations, as hereinafter specified, are
Bull Run forest reserve 960.00
Cascade Range forest reserve 12,173.92
Ashland forest reserve None
Priest River forest' reserve None
Olympic forest reserve 70,709.41
"Washington forest reserve S18.05
Mount Rainier forest reserve 3,151.05
Bitter Root forest reserve 4W.65
Priest River forest reserve None
"Fourth Relative to those parts of the
resolution which request Information as
to 'the amount of so-called forest reserve
lieu scrip, or right of lieu location, which
has been Issued therefor, or for which
claims are pending, and the number of
acres which have been located by said
so-called forest scrip or right of lieu loca
tion, and where located," it 4s further re
ported that the records of this office
show that lands have been relinquished
or reconveyed to the United States up to
April 6. 1900, as follows:
Ashland forest rparrr 9 yi m
Bull Run forest reserve 5.40o!oo
Cascade Range forest reserve 87,500.00
Mount Rainier forest reserve 640.00
Olympic forest reserve 40,900.00
Washington forest reserve 1,180.00
Bitter Root forest reserve None
Priest River forest reserve 1S.120.00
"And that the area selected or located
up to April 6. 1900, In lieu of such reli
quishments or reconveyances Is as fol
lows: Oregon 4' 005
"In explanation of the showincr thnt tho
area selected exceeds that surrendered
oy jv.nm acres, it Is stated that numerous
selections are based unon th r.. ,r--
rendered lands-Such exepdv coWtinnc
are. of course, not permitted, and are re
jected when they are reached In the reg-
uuur oruer oi examination.
ALIOTMENT FOR SILETZ.
Favorable Report on Bill Permitting
Indians to Sell.
WASHINGTON. May 10,-Representa-tlve
Eddy, in reporting to the House
Representative Tongue's bill providing
for the allotment of the lands of the Si
letz Indians, makes the following com
ments on the bill:
"The Indians upon the Slletz reserva
tion, in Oregon, are decreasing in num
bers. To all bf them, men, women and
children, SO acres of land have been
allotted In many instances; they die, other
relatives have died, and through this
means several of these Indians have be
come the owners of large tracts of land,
from 400 to 500 acres; They have no
means of handling so much land or of cul
tivating it or convenience of Improving
ii. ana u is useless aiiKe to the Indians
and to the people of the State of Oregon.
"This bill proposes, as amended, that
"when any one Indian becomes the owner
of more than SO acres of land, and Is ca
pable of attending to his own affairs and
21 years of age and upwards, the Secre
tary shall .asue a patent to him for such
lands as he may own above such SO acres.
This will leave it entirely discretionary
with the Indian whether to sell or retain
it. If capable of cultivating it and Im
proving It, he can retain the land; If not
In a cond-tlon to do either, as will prob
ably be the case In most instances, he
will be authorized to sell the land. The
Slletz reservation. In Oregon. Is situated
near the west coast of the state, where
the climate Is mild and healthy, where tho
land Is rich, and Is capable of maintain
ing a large population.
"It Is believed that If this bill becomes
a law it will assist in the settlement of
that portion of the state: will result In
the Improvement and cultivation of the
lands that are now lying idle, and will
not only be a benefit to the Indians con
cerned, but will be a great help toward
building up and improving that portion oi
the State of Oregon.
"The committee was unanimous in rec
ommending .that the bill as amended do
Attached to the report Is a letter from
the Commissioner of Indian Affairs which
is in part as follows:
"The bill proposes to amend the fifth
section of the act of February S, 1SS7,
by adding thereto the following proviso:
iTovlded. further. That whenever the
Secretary of the Interior shall be satisfied
that any of the Indians of the Slletz In
dian reservation. In the State of Oregon,
are fully capable of managing their own
Business affairs, and that it will be to
their interest to receive title In fee to the
lands allotted to them, he shall cause pat-
ents to issue therefor, in fee, in the
names of the allottees found to be capa
ble of managing their business affairs as
aforesaid, discharged cf any trust, and
free of all charge. Incumbrance or re
striction whatsoever; and the Secretary
of the Interior Is hereby authorized and
directed to ascertain as soon as shall be
practicable whether any of said Indians
of the Slletz reservation should receive
patents conveying in fee lands allotted to
them under tho provisions of th!s act. j
"In compliance with your request for
report, I have the honor to state that this
office has uniformly opposed all legisla- j
tlon which would lessen the trust period j
provided by the act of 1S87, or give to I
Indian allottees the power .to dispose of I
their allotted lands, except in the case
of the aba;ratee Shawnees and citizen I
Pottawatomles, In which It frvored leg- ,
Islatlon permitting the former And those i
of the latter residing in Oklahoma to sell '
a portion, and those of the latter resident
elsewhere to sell all, of their allotted
lands, under rales and regulations to be
prescribed by the Secretary of the In
terior and subject to his approval.
"The legislation proposed In the bill un
der consideration does not provide any
safeguards for the Indians, or any re-
SOUVENIR -BUTTON COUPON.
Cut this out and send it in as an order for one or more souvenir buttons
made of Spanish bronze cannon surrendered to the Second Oregon "Volunteers
at the capitulation of Manila. The entire proceeds will go to the soldiers
monument fund. Buttons are 25 cents each, in any quantity. In ordering,
specify whether you want button-back or pin-back. The latter is for ladles.
Buttons will be sent, postage paid, to any address in the United States or
Secretary Souvenir .Button Committee,
Box 347, Portland, Oregon-
Dear Sir: You will find enclosed the sum of In
for which please send Spanish-American War Souvenir Buttons,
with backs, to the following addresses:
stralnts in the sale of their allotments,
although it confines this power to such as
shall satisfy the Secretary of the Interior
as to their business ability. It is not)
known that there Is any particular de
sire among the Slletz allottees for the
proposed legislation further than that the
agent has suggested that it would be to
the advantage of the Indians to permit
the sale of the lands of deceased allottees.
owing to the difficulty In settling their es- j
tates. the land not being assets fromi
which court expenses can be paid, but!
this Is not considered sufficient to Justify
the legislation proposed. This office'
would not object to the enactment of leg-!
Islatlon -authorizing the sale of the lands
of deceased allottees, or the issuance of
fee-simple patents to deceased allottees,
as It is presumed that in nearly all such
cases the heirs have lands of their own."
AN INDIAN WEDDING,
Olympla. Jim and Mary Jackson
United at a Bis Potlatch.
All Indlandom united in the observance
of a gala day yesterday. Olympla Jim
and Mary Jackson, two well-known abor
igines, were married m this city yester
day forenoon, Justice of the Peace Schom
ber officiating, and the ceremonies attend
ant on such a social event will continue
Saturday morning at an early hour Mil
ton Giles, who speaks "Injun" like one of
the best of them, was called from his bed
by an Indian horseman. The messenger
wanted Mr. Giles to come with him to
tho Auditor's office and procure a marriage
license for Olympla Jim and Mary Jack
son, stating that the parties to the con
tract wanted the thing done in the high
est style of the art, and Mr. Giles was
the man to attend to it. The license was
accordingly procured, and Jim and Mary
and their friends shortly afterward put In
their appearance. Giles wanted Jim
to be married by a minister, but Jim In
sisted on the Justice of the Peace, so to
him the party went, and the ceremony was
Olympla Jim is a well-known oystcrman.
He owns valuable oyster beds on the
Thurston County side of Oyster Bay, and
is said to be quite well off financially.
Jim is not young, his friends saying he
may be anywhere between 60 and 75 years
of age. The bride well, the writer don't
know much about the bride, except that
her name was Jackson, and she is of age.
In honor ot the event there Is a great
gathering of Indians from all over the
Sound. They are present from Squaxln
Island, Chehalls, Nesqually and Puyallup,
and many of the braves have their wives
and pappooees. A big potlatch is on today
and will be continued over tomorrow at
the home of the bride and groom at Oys
ter Bay, and already the guests have voted
Jim the best kind of a good fellow.
Farmer Murdered "His Family.
PEORIA. IlL. May 15. A special to the
Journal from. Tremont, 111., says:
Tom Moser, a farmer living three miles
north of this city, murdered his wife and
four children Sunday evening. The last
seen of the family was at 3 P. M. Sunday.
Farmers living In the neighborhood, not
seeing any one about the house yesterday
or this morning. Investigated. They.found
the house locked and apparently deserted.
On going Into the cellar they found the
body of Mrs. Moser covered up with old
carpets. The bodies of the four children
were found in a room upstairs. No trace
of Moser can be found. It is thought he
Transport Thomas Arrives.
SAN FRANCISCO. May 15. The trans
port Thomas arrived today after a run of
29 days from Manila, 19 from Nagasaki
and 16 from Yokohama. She brought 19
officers in the cabin. 33 sick soldiers, 43
discharged soldiers, six members of the
Hospital Corps, seven Insane patients,
nine guards, two prisoners, four contract
nurpss and the bodies of 10 soldiers who
died in the islands. There were no deaths
during the voyage. Among the passen
gers Is Brigadier-General Theodore
Schwan. Colonels Jacob Kline, John W.
French and Simon Snyder are also on
board. The Thomas Is In quarantine. v
NEW YORK. May 15. An explosion of
a tank in the gasoline storehouse of A.
G. Wyfcoff, at Raritan today, called out
the Are engines. While the firemen were
at work, a second tank exploded, and Its
flaming contents enveloped and fatally
bumed A. H. Coyne and A. J. Chamber
lain. William Thompson Dead.
BUTTE. Mont., May 16. Ex-Mayor
William Thompson died early this (Wed
nesday) morning of paralysis. He was a
native of Canada, and 62 years of age.
In 1S95 he was elected Mayor on the Re
TWO GRAIN SHIPS FINISH
SYZ.FID AXD FORTHBASK HAVE
COMPLETED THEIR CARGOES.
Distant Teanasre Is Held at Hisaer
Rates SheaandoaU's Fast Trip
The Russian ship Sylfld and the British
bark Forthbank both finished loading yes
terday, and will probably clear today or
tomorrow.. There will be considerable
business for the next few weeks clearing
up the fleet on hand and due, before the
opening of the new season. Aside from
this, the outlook is not very promising,
owing to the fact that shipowners have
again put on the screws, and are asking
more money for ships. There was plenty
of new crop tonnage available four
months ago at 35 shillings. Two months
ago the rate had advanced to 37s 6d and
38s 3d. For the last to days nothing has
been obtainable for less than 40s, and now
ships for new crop business are firmly
held at 41s 3d and 42s Cd.
A 1700-ton ship In good position for Pu
get Sound loading yesterday refused 62s 6d
for lumber to the "West Coast of South
America, or. 40s for wheat from Tacoma.
The lumber charter, at the .figure offered
Is by far the most profitable for the ship,
as It would take her down to the West
Coast, right In line for a nitrate freight,
the rates for this commodity still moving
right along upward In company with those
for wheat and lumber. The Marechal VII
Hers, which was chartered about nine
months ago at 33s 9d. will be due In about
six weeks, and if rates continue to ad
vance in the meantime, her owners will
experience much the same feeling as that
which must occasionally strike in on the
man who still has the wheat for which
he refused U a bushel about two years
AGAIXST BURIAL A.T SEA.
Bill Introduced In Congress to Cor
k rect an Evil.
Representative Lovermg, of Massachu
setts, has Introduced a bill to Congress
providing against burial at sea. He does
not contemplate the suspension of burial
at sea In cases of contagious diseases,
where the health or life of passengers Is
in danger, but DroDOses that nronar nm-
balmlng material shall be ctrried on the
Dig ocean liners and other vessels engag
lng In foreign trade. He is also willing to
permit such burials where the consent
of the parts is obtained In advane bv
duly authenticated documents.
It probably will not be necessary to
apply the bill to vessels enraged In the
coasting trade, since they usually send
bodies to the nearest port in any event.
The letters which are reaching Mr. Lover
tog speak in severe criticism of the prac
tice of some of the transatlantic lines In
throwing bodies overboard, where they
could, without risk, be held for their
friends on shore. The body of Mr. Worm
ser, of the big New York banking firm,
was recently thrown overboard in this
manner, against the violent protests of
his friends on board and to the great
sorrow of his family, who would have
gone to any reasonable expense to have
burled him where they could visit his
It is believed that the bill can be made
applicable to all vessels entering Ameri
can ports, whether they fly tho American
flag or not. It is proposed to reach for
eign vessels by making it ono of the con
ditions of their clearance at the Custom
house that they shall carry the requisite
equipment for embalming, and shall com
ply with the requirements of the law on
MAX "WITHOUT A COUNTRY.
Portland Steamboatman Encounters
Obstacles In a Foreign Land.
Nearly all of the best steamers on the
Yukon River have been handled during
the past 'two seasons by Portland steam
boatmen, who are generally acknowledged
to be the best swiftwater men on the
Pacific Coast. The Portlanders being
aliens, were not permitted to have com
mand of the boats, but they took them
through the tight places, and generally
drew more wages than the Canadians
who were nominally In command. One of
the Portlanders who had exceptionally
good luck last season In making fast trips
with his boat went over to Victoria a
few days ago and applied for a Canadian
license. The Victoria steamboatmen
heard of It, and made such a protest that
It was refused. On his return to Port
land the steamboatman was bewailing
his fate. "I am. a man without a-country,"
said he; "I used to sail hi British
ships before I became an American citi
zen, and It always stuck to me. On this
side of the line they won't give me a
boat, because, they say, I am a foreign
er: and over In Canada thev won't trivn
j me one, because I am an American. I
guess I must be a mugwump."
A X03IE BRIG ASHORE.
On Beach at High. Tide,. and Will Be
PORT TOWNSEND. Wash., May 15.
The brig Tannere, sailing from here for
Cape Nome, with a cargo of lumber,
went ashore two miles be ow Point Wil
son at 6 o'clock, st extreme high tide.
She had been towed to the middle of the
stream by a tug. and, as soon as she
made sail, the tug let go, and shortly
thereafter she struck the beach. A
strong west wind Is blowing, and tho
sea Is breaking over her. She will be a
totals wreck. She went ashore almost In
the same spot where the General Hoadley
was wrecked some years ago.
Near a Record-Breaker.
Captain George Harvey, of the Shenan
doah, who was In Portland as mate on the
George Stetson, ha? made a splendid rec
ord on his first voyage as master. He
took the big wooden ship Shenandoah
down from San Francisco to Sydney, Aus
tralia, In 50 days, one of the fastest pas
sages on record. The Shenandoah Is one
of the finest American shins afloat, and
Captain Harvey's- many friends In this
city will be pleased to learn, of her new
Coart of In q airy.
A court of inquiry, consisting of Her
British Majesty's Consul, James Laldlaw,
Captain Wickham, of the DOvenby Hall,
and Captain Toye, of the Allecton, was
In session yesterday taktag testimony re
garding the loss of the Hawaiian bark
Iolanl. and the attendant damage to the
British ship Argus. The Inquiry was not
completed yesterday, and will bo resumed
Sailed for Kome.
SAN FRANCISCO. May 15, Three
steamers sailed for Cape Nome today,
carrying between COO and 700 passengers.
The Ohio carried the largest crowd that
has yet left for Nome, between 350 and
400. Stewart street was thronged with
people, and the scene was much like that
when the Excelsior sailed three years ago
for the Klondike. More passengers will
bo added to the Ohio's list at Seattle.
The other two steamers which Killed to
day were the Rainier and Luells.
Domestic and Foreign Forts.
ASTORIA May 15. Arrived it at 4 A.
M. and left up at 9:20 A. M. Steamer
State of California, from San Frandaco.
Sailed Steamer Signal, for Seattle. Con
dition of the bar at 5 P. M., moderate;
wind, south; weather, foggy.
San Pedro, May 14. Arrived Schooner
John F. Miller, from Gray's Harbor.
SantaRosalia, May 14. Arrived Schoon
er "Volunteer, from Gray's Harbor.
San Francisco, May 15. Sailed Steamer
Newburg, for Gray's Harbor; steamer
Luella, for Cape Nome, steamer Ohio,
for Capo Nome. Arrived Steamer Colum
bia, from. Portland.
Tocopllla Sailed March 30 Chilean bark
Antonletta, for Port Townaend.
Seattle Sailed May 14 British steamer
Athenian, for Tacoma.
Cardiff Arrived May 14 British ship
Port Logan, from Oregon.
Cork Arrived May 14 German ship Ne
reide, from Oregon; German bark Zestern,
London, May 15. Arrived Cambrian,
from Boston; Minnesota, from Philadel
phia. New York, May 15. Arrived Maasdam,
Bremen, May Hi Arrived H. H. Meier,
Movllle, May 15. Arrived Laurentlan,
from New York for Glasgow.
New York, May 15. Arrived Georgic,
New York, May 15. Arrived Victoria,
from Genoa. Sailed Lahn, for Bremen,
via Cherbourg and Southampton.
Gibraltar Sailed May 14 Kaiser WI1
helm n. from Genoa and Naples, for
Glasgow Sailed May 1 Corean, for
Plymouth, May 15. Sailed! Pennsylva
nia, from Hamburg for New York;
BRITISH OCCUPY' GLENCOE.
Boers Reported to Have Abandoned
LONDON, May 16, 10:JO A. M.-I1 5s of
ficially announced that Glencoe was occu
pied yesterday, and that the Boers have
Growers Are Contracting for Japan
ese Labor In tbe Fields.
La Grande Observer.
By Saturday night the entire sugar-beet
acreage will be planted, ranch of It is
now up, and the- c ompany and the growers
are elated over tho n&s growing- season
so far. Tbe Oregon Sugar Company has
212 acres in, and most of it up, on its
Allcel farm. The total acreage will ex
ceed last year about 10 per cwnt, being
2400 acres, divided amontr nearly ?00 grow
ers. Fifteen hundred cords of wood aro
now In the yards. Last year the factory
used 3000 cords. Fifteen men are at work
in and about the factory, arranging for
the Fall campaign. The force of men
will bo increased from time to time until
The company this season has solved the
labor problem, and hos contracted for
Japanese labor, which It wfll contract to
the growers at so much per head per day.
It will bring them in banches of 25 to 50,
as the growers demand. The Waverly
factory, in Washington, has made ar
rangements for Japanese labor also. 3y
the time the new beets are ripe the last
sack of tbe 2,231,000 pounds of sugar made
last year will have passed out of the fac
tory Into the hands of the consumer.
Reports from Utah "beet fields are quite
flattering. The total acreage planted for
the Lehi factory is 8000; last year this fac
tory manufactured 13,388,875 pounds of
sugar, and the capacity Is now being
doubled. It will be remembered that af
ter the first season, about 11 years ago,
this factory was shut twmi and declared
a fiat failure, but, owing to the fact of
so much money being Invested In the plant,
the stockholders made another attempt,
and as a result the Lehl factory made
the most profitable run of any factory In
the United states In 1S99. As many of the
heavy stockholders are also interested In
the La Grande .factory, they are deter
mined to make this factory desirable prop
erty, and each year will make a better
Colombia Connty Notes.
ST.. HELENS. Or., May 13. About 1100
voters have registered In this county, and
it now looks as though the total will
reach 1500 by next Tuesday evening.
It Is said that the followers of McBride
will trade anything on their ticket to
elect their man for Representative.
The framework for the new Methodist
Episcopal Church Is up, and the build
ing almost enclosed.
The County Court after a three days'
session adjourned late last evening. The
principal matter outside of checking up
with officers and allowing bills tor the
running expenses of the county, was aud
iting the bills of Road Supervisors under
I the cash system recently adopted In this
county. From present indications, the
system will be a great Improvement over
the old plan. A great deal better results
are obtained on the roads, and the taxes
are no higher than in former years.
Circuit Court will convene here Tues
day morning, with 39 equity cases, 24 law
cases, and one criminal case on the dock.
Intended Pardon Not Known.
Pendleton East Oregonian.
The release of Zlbe Morse from the pen
itentiary at Salem was news to all the
court officials here in Pendleton. They
had had no Intimation that Governor
Geer had been asked to grant a pardon.
It has been the custom to notify the
Prosecuting Attorney of the district from
which the prisoner wa? sent, but in this
case no such notification was siven. The
state, through the Prosecuting Attorney,
has always had opportunity to be heard
for or against the pardoning of any peni
An Impossible Charge.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"Gentlemen ot tbe Jury," said the attor
ney for the defense, "we will now Intro
duce our star witness. After hearing her
testimony you will never have the heart
to convict my unfortunate client of burn
ing his barn. Speak up, madam."
' "For 43 years." said the witness, 'Tvo
lived with the defendant, an commendn
with the day after wf wuz married I've
built the fires regular every mcrnln'. Start
a fire! Why. that man couldn't start a
fire in a- powder magazine."
Whereupon the Jury acquitted him with-
out leaving their seata.
SOME POLITICAL VIEWS
OPINIONS OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD
PRESS ON VARIOUS THINGS.
Ah Editor "Who "Wants to Work Oat
His Own Salvation WItnomt
a Literary Barean.
Somo of our state exchanges evidently
think the burden of the. June campaign
rests on their shoulders, says the'Coqullle
City Bulletin. With metropolitan airs
they are sending out marked copies and
proofsheeta to editors of other papers,
who are in Just as good a, situation to
arrive at the facts and who are perhaps
equally capable of forming an opinion.
These marked articles have to do chiefly
with the deeds or misdeeds, with the vir
tues or vices of certain men, who now
represent us in- Congress, and who may
now be in a situation to appreciate news
paper advertising. Whether they are au
thorized by the men who are most inter
ested or not there is no way of determin
ing, but the Bulletin believes those papers
should supply their regular customers and
let the rest of us work out our own sal
Return, O Dove, Retnrnt
"Judge" Whlto has been reconverted to
Bryan's support. He flew off on a tan
gent. It will bo remembered, several
months ago, under an exaggerated Idea
that expansion would be the popular Issue
of the next campaign. When he found?
however, that he was likely to get left
If he persevered In his erratic .flight, he
voluntarily returns to tho ark of safety,
the good old Democratic party In a
speech he lately made before the Seattle
Democratic Club ho feelingly likened him
self to Noah's dove, sent forth from the
ark to ascertain whether land had yet
appeared from subsidence of the flood.
The dove returned wet and muddy and
glad to get a perch In the -ark, because
he could find no place whereon to set his
feet. Tho comparison seemed to please
his auditors, although there Is a wide dif
ference between tho natures of the dove
and of Wheelhorse Bill, which seemed for
tho nonco to escape attention of tho ubiqui
Mi seellan eons Politics.
Thomas Buckman has declined tho nom
ination for Joint Senator of Coos and
Curry Counties on the Populist ticket.
Mr. B's nomination was recommended
subject to indorsement of Curry County,
but Curry lias Indorsed the Democratic
nominee Mr. Buckman says: "I think it
best for me to gracefully bow myself out
of the contest" This would look a llttla
like fusion to a man up o. tree. Marsh
Will R, King, state chairman of the
fusion wing of the Peoples party, passed
through en route from Portland to Ontario.
Ho is reported as saying the outlook for
the reform forces Is very bright. He
made this talk two years ago when Gov
ernor Geer beat him by 10,000. King's
eagerneets for office seems to obscure his
vision. La Grande Observer.
It Is even said that a conference Is soon
to be held In Now York City for the pur
pose of canvassing the whole Demooratlc
situation and determining upon the ad
visability of formally putting Mr. Cleve
land forward as a rival of W. J. Bryan
for the party nomination. Talking about
a waste of energy and fruitless effort, here
we have it In this proposition! East Ore
gonian. According to t'ae Lewteton Tribune, the
anti-Steunenberg Democrats and Silver
Republicans are planning to place a qui
etus upon Steunenberg's Senatorial as
pirations at the Pocatello convention.
They will Indorse Dubois for the United
States Senate. This will clear the field
for the nomination of a Democratic Gov
ernor, where the contest seems to be
between A. F. Parker, B. F. Morris and
The Walla Walla Union thinks that tho
appointment of Bellows as Consul-General
at Yokohama will strengthen the candi
dacy of J. CB. Scobey, of Thurston
County, for the Gubernatorial nomina
tion. The Seattle fusion organ says there
are no differences In the fusion ranks, yet
In another column publishes a severe
criticism of Governor Rogers' recent In
terview', written by Judgo Wlnsor, a rock
rooted, pioneer Populist. Judge WInsor
says he Is convinced that "three-fourth
of the Peoples party are opposed to the
surrendering of the autonomy or exist
ence of the party," as the Judge evidently
thinks the Governor has done. Colfax
If you ask a Populist nowadays If he
Is not a Democrat, nine times out of 10
he will say yes. And yet they tell us
that all the Pops are going1 Into the Re-
hpubllcan party, says the Centralla News.
1 "30 Minutes 1
I in Havana." I r
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Q " A supplied by S. BACHMAN & CO., General Agents, San Francisco. H
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j THE HAVANA-AMERICA? CO.,Makers. I j I
it costs no more 1
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tn i inn m null i.i hiiiiimbmbmmI H
indicates purity and perfection in brew
ing. It has been used on more bottles
than any other label in the world. It is
found only on the famous bottling of
Brewers of the original Budweiser,
Pale-Lager, Export Pale, Black
If the. Democratic party Is determined
to make both the head and the tall of Its
ticket out of military material, would not
Colonel Bryan and General Aguinaldo
make a good combination? It would then
be light and easr runnlnsr both In the
head and the heels, and would be more
popular in Boston than a Manhattan cock
tail will be In Kansas City" next Fourth of
July, says the Lewiston Tribune.
Supreme Court Decisions Applica
tions to Practice.
OLYMPIA, May 14. There are 15 ap
plicants for admission to practice law
before the Supreme Court which exam
ination will be held Thursday, May 17.
The Supreme Court touay handed down
opinions in these cases:
R. D. Baker and J. Richards, respond
ents, vs. H. P. Slnclalre and Annie Sln
clalre, appellants, C I. Cornwell, Charles
and Helen Watson, defendants, from King
County; Judgment affirmed.
Cornelia E. Merritt, respondent, vs. J.
D. Corey and Florence Corey, appellants,
from King County; reversed, with Instruc
tions to dismiss action.
Frank Ashcraf t, plaintiff, vs. N. Powers,
respondent. Russell & Co., appellants,
from Skagit County; reversed.
William S. SIbson and Peter Kerr, ap
pellants, vs. Hamllton& Rourke Co., re
spondent, the Hamilton & Rourke Ware
house System, defendants, from Whitman
County. This case Involves several hun
dred thousand dollars, and the Judgment
of the lower court Is reversed, with In
structions to enter Judgment in accord
ance with the referee, after deducting
the amount of $2230 59.
Tho State Superintendent's office pre
sents rather a deserted appearance today.
In contrast with the throngs of book
agents that have haunted that place for
the nast few weeks. The contracts have
all been signed by the successful bidders, j
ana their Donds filed. State Superintend
ent Browne reports the total quarterly
apportionment of tho school funds to be
$418,565 63. The clerical force will begin
marking examination papers in this office
this week, for the May examination ot
applicants for teachers' certificates. The
number of applicants Is unusually large, I
from the counties that have sent In their
papers. The May examination, papers will
be marked by Mrs. Macklnnon, Mrs. Dora
Cryderman, Miss Helen Rogers. Miss
Flora Chambers and Mr. G. M. Savage, ot
St. Helens Xotes.
ST. HELENS, Or., May 14. A laborer
"THE POPULMRITY GF
is chiefly due to its irreproachable character."
"DRINK NOTHING bat Natural Mineral Water, such as
Apqllinaris, free from all vegetable poisons."
It is indeed a
faction to know that you are
getting the best for your
money. That's the way one
feels . when he buys a Pref
erencia, because they cost
no more than inferior cigars
selling at the same price.
U. S. A.
Faust, Michelob, Anbeuser-Standard,
& Tan, Exquisite and Malt-Nutrine.
named Jake Wardel. of Mayger, wa
examined as to his sanity before Judge
Doan and committed to the Insane Asy
lum. He was taken up today by Consta
ble Lane, of Rainier.
August Swanson, of Goble, was exam
ined before Justice of the Peace R. Cox
and committed to the Insane Asylum.
The Steamer and the Destroyer.
The steamer of today Is Incomparably
more powerful than the sailing ship of
former times, and Is all but independent
of the wind, and Is far less liable to be
hampered by fogs. But against this in
crease of power we have to set the fact
that she la tied to her coal depot. No
cruiser will dare to go further away from
some safe coal supply than she can go
back, and she must retain the means of
doing at least part of her voyage home to
port at full speed in case she is chased.
When we try to calculate the range of a
modern commerce destroyer, we have to
deduct from the motive power she carries
in her bunkers what she needs to enable
her to reach her cruising ground and to
get back to port. The surplus is all that
remains to her for use on her beat, anij
the further she goes from her own ports
the less will it be. No French, Russian
or German captain could rely, as Semmes
of the Alabama did, on meeting neutral
tenders to which he had given a rendez
vous marked on a chart not at any rat
in a war Tith England.
Racing at Cincinnati.
CINCINNATI, May 15. The local rac
ing season will open at the Queen City
Jockey Club (Newport) Monday, May 2U.
The meeting will continue six days, aftet
which Latonla Is to follow with a meet
ing of six days, beginning with the La
tonla Derby, on Monday, May 28. Tho
two tracks will alternate dates and run
S3 days In all. The Latonla Derby wilt
be worth over $5000 to the winner. There
will be at least a dozen starters In the
Skcets Martin Suspended.
LONDON, May 15. The stewards of the
Jockey Club Investigated the charges of
foul riding made against "Skeets" Mar
tin, the American Jockey, May 11, and have
decided to cuspend him until June 9.
Martin was disqualified at Kempton Park
May 11. after winning the Spring 2-year-old
plate on J. Musker's Dunover colt.
He was fuspendfd for the remainder of
the meeting and reported to tho stewards
of the Jockey Club.
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