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THE 3fORNING OBEQONIAN, SATURDAY, MAY 26, 1900.
Would Refuseto Serve as Gov
ernor of Washington.
NOR WILL HE RUN FOR CONGRESS
Says Rogers Is the Logical Candi
date to Succeed Himself Ex
v CongxeissraaH. Will Help.
OLYMPIA, "Wash,, May 21 "You may
say." tald ex-Congressman James Hamil
ton Lewis to a reporter today, "that Mr,
Lewis most emphatically states that he
Is in no sense of the word a candidate
for .gubernatorial or Congressional honors.
I am not out of politics. I hope never
to he out of politics white it seems to bo
for the good of my party that I remain
in. But I am no candidate for" these
"First I cannot bring myself to accept
"Second I shouldn't be elected this Fall.
'Third I .should refuse to serve if I was
.nominated and elected.
"J only want to live a quiet life and
practice my profession, to redeem my
As to the probability of Governor Rog
ers' xenomlnation, he said:
"I have alwaja looked upon Governor
Sogers as the logical candidate to suc
ceed himself. That is, I have so consid
ered h!m heretofore."
Asked as to what "he meant by "here
tofore," he said:
"Oh, well, up to a year ago," and would
aot answer more explicitly.
"I am not spending my time fixing up
political slates, but I am quite confident
Thomas M. Vance will be the unanimous
choice of his party for Attorney-General.
Further than this I have paid no atten
tion." Mr- Lewis started in to eulogize the
present Fusion administration as desira
ble, when his attention was called to the
iaet that in some Instances the state offi
cers were regarded as Tather "cheap
"Yes," he admitted, "some queer speci
mens did boll up at the last general elec
"But," he Rdded. "I -wish you would
quoto me as saying, 'James Hamilton
Lewis will swing into line gracefully this
coining campaign, and use his best en
deavor for the success of the Democratic
CONSIDERED HOP SITUATION.
Stockholders' Meeting Called, and
Committee Kamcd to Ilednce Crop.
SALEM, Or., May 23. The directors of
the Oregon Hopgrowers Association held
a meeting In Salem this afternoon and
called a meeting of stockholders to be
held at Woodburn, June 26.
At the meeting of hopgrowers, held after
the directors' meeting, there were present
representatives of growers In Marlon.
Polk, Yamhill, Clackamas and "Washing
ton Counties. William Egan, H. B.
- Thielson, J. F. "Woods, James Wlnstanlcy
and J. R. White were appointed a com
mittee to formulate a contract and eecure
signatures of growers agreeing to a plan
lor the regulation of the production of
hops. If 75 per cent of the acreage can
he secured In this movement, a meeting
will be held to determine what further
action will be taken. Een though 75 per
cent of the acreage In Oregon should be
secured, the movement might still be
abandoned, if the scheme should fall ot
euccess In other etates.
Deed Said to Be Fraudulent.
A suit was begun today by Ada Strong
to set aside aa fraudulent two deeds by
which George H. Jones conveyed property
to his wife and to his daughter, Mary
Parker, and her husband. G. J. Parker.
The plaintiff has a Judgment against
Jones, rendered July 7, 1SS8, for 5257. The
deeds alleged to be fraudulent were ex
ecuted July 24. 1S97, and recorded June
15, 1S9S, the same day that action was be
gun from which the judgment resulted.
The tract conveyed to Mary Parker and
husband is 325 acres near Mehama; thaT
coneyed to Mrs. Jones Is In South Salem.
The value of the property is about 55000.
Jones was a wealthy pioneer resident of
Rata Dock No Good Xovr.
Heavy rains have been, falling all day.
The weather has been cold and -windy.
Fruitgrowers express the op'nlon that 11
this kind of weather should continue much
longer the fruit crop will be Injured.
Farmers continue to make complaints of
grain turning yellow. The sheep shear
ing w hlch began during the day or two of
fair weather the first of the week has
Capital CItr Brevities.
The T- S. Townsend Creamery Company
yesterday received the machinery formerly
used in the plant at Nehalem. The ma
chinery was shipped several weeks ago,
but was delayed by low water on the Ne
halem bar. When the Nehalem machinery
Bhall have been placed In position, the
capacity of the plant here will be doublo
that at presert. or about 1000 pounds, of
butter per day.
Rev. H. A. Barden, of Portland, has been
eecured by the local G. A. R. to deliver
the principal address at the memorlahl
exercises on Decoration day. The exer-
cLsos in the evening will be "held in' the
First M. E. Church.
The work of remodeling the Orphans!
Home building, preparatory to Its' occu
pancy by the Silem Hospital, will be
commenced next -Monday.
State Superintendent Ackerman left for
The Dalle this evening Tomorrow night
he win deli er nn address before the grad
uating class ot the High School there.
City Superintendent -of 'Schools- E.- D.
Ressler, of Eugene, and Professor
French of the Monmouth Normal School,
epent the week visiting the state educa
tional Institutions at Salem. They were
accompanied by Superintendent Ackerman.
State Treasurer Moore today., received
a remittance of $1650 S5 from Lane Coun
ty, which sum pay that county's 1S33
etate taxes In full. A partial payment of
$5000 was -also received from Douglas
GRAIN CASE UNSETTLED.
Bank Declines to Surrender Re
ceipts. Though So Instrncted.
COLFAX, Wash., May 5. The case of
Mr?. Petty against C. W. Tracy et aL. of
Portland, is still unsettled, the Second Na
tional Bank, which holds the wheat re
ceipts, refusing to surrender them to Mrs.
Petty, although G. W. Ford, who acted as
Tracy's agent in the matter, has instructed
the "bank that the receipts are property
Mrs. Petty's. since the check given her
has not been honored. Ford says his ar
rangement with Mrs, Petty was that he
should hold the wheat for her, making
such advances- as were necessary, and
eas that the receipts were never left
with De France to be deposited in the
hank as collateral. The bank contends
that the wheat receipts, were given It as
collateral, for pre-existing indebtedness;
and reports notification by Its Portland
correspondent that Tracy will probably
be able to resume business in a very
WOOL IS NOT MOVING.
Sales Expected to Be Made About
the First of July.
PENDLETON. Or.. May 5. "With LOOO.
000 pounds of wool in the warehouses of
Pendleton, scarcely a sale has taken place
ye" this season. Judging from the state
ments made by buy-: and sellers, it as
improbable that selling will begin before
the first of July, after which It is thought
that the clips will move out promptly.
Last Winter, Eastern buyers made siu-
nlflcent offers for all the clips of this
section. All the sheepmen of Wallowa
County accepted the offers, and contract
ed to deliver their clips at about 15 cents
per pounds It is stated that not more
than two or three clips in that county were
unsold when the Winter flurry was over,
The wool production of that county l
The quality of. the wools that have
shown up thus far Is superior to any
that have ever before been seen In East
ern Oregon or Washington- The fiber Is
superb, and the fleeces are much heavier
than usual, not by reason of mere dirt
than In former years, but because the
sheep grew more pounds of wool than
ever before. The growing eeoson from
the time the wool was removed from the
rheep's back a year ago until the shearing
came on this Spring was so continuously
favorable, with no cold scape to cause
breaks In the fiber that it was Inevitable
that a superior grade of -wool would be
Few Bayers Have Appeared.
THE DALLES. Or., May 25. The wool
crop of Eastern Oregon is fast being ware
housed. The clip will be unusually large,
and the quality the finest for years, the
staplo being unusually long and well
grown. As yet few buyers have appeared,
and no prices have been set for the season
In any extensive deal. The anticipated loss
to The Dalles of the wool trade by the
competition of the new town of Sbaniko
Is not appreciably felt. In fact, several
large clips from Gilliam County, hereto
fore marketed In Arlington, are being
hauled direct to The Dalles this year, and
even the deliveries at Sbaniko are almost
entirely being shipped by the Columbia
Southern for market here.
1VERE "WARNED IN TIME.
Fishermen Get Oat of the Way of
ASTORIA, May 25. At 8 o'clock thl3
morning, Local Weather Observer John
son notified both Hfesavlng crews at the
mouth of the river that another gale from
the southwest was coming up, and for
them to warn the fishermen to get to
places of safety with their boats. The
different canneries -were also Informed,
and a number of steamers were sent out
by them to call the fishermen In. By
10 o'clock the gale made its appearance at
the mouth of the river and blew with
great force. No report has yet been made
that any damage resulted from toe gale.
Reports from the Lewis and Clark and
Young's River districts state that the
recent wind storm did a vast amount of
damage to the fruit of that locality.
The committee that has in charge the
arrangement for the celebration of the
Fourth of July here feel very much en
couraged in what they have already ac
complished. In addition to securing the
cruiser Philadelphia, the officer in com
mand of the troops at forts at the mouth
of the river has accepted an Invitation to
bring his men here on that day and take
part in the parade. This afternoon a dis
patch was received from The Dalle? stat
ing that the citizens of that city had
chartered the steamer Regulator to come
to Astoria on that day.
The British bark Galgate, that arrived
In from Shanghai last evening, made the
passage In 27 days This is believed to
be the record passage.
Quotation- of Mining: Stocks.
SPOKANE, May 25. The closing bids for
mining stocks today werer
Rambler Cariboo?0 IS
Rowland Giant.. 3
Tom Thumb 23
Deer Trail Con..
Golden Han est.
Lone Pine Surp.
Morn. Glory ....
SAN FRANCISCO. May 25. The official clos
ing quotations for mining stocks today were:
Alta $0 03JustIce fO 02
-ii .Mexican 2j
SlOccldental Con ... 11
Best A Belcher..
Silver Hill ...
Caledonia. 1 15
Challenge Con ..
Con. CsJ. & Va...
Gould & Curry...
Hale & Norcross..
Standard 4 00
Union Con 20
Utah Con 8
Yellow Jacket .... 15
NEW YORK, May 23. Mining stocks today
closed as follows:
Chollar $0 lTIOntarlo f7 25
Crown Point 7 Ophlr 54
Con. Cal. &. Va... 1 30 Plymouth 13
Deadwood SSlQulckstlrcr 1 50
Gould &. Curry... 12 do pref 7 50
Hale & Norcross.. l&ISlerra. Nevada .... 2i
Homestake 50 O0 Standard 3 CO
Iron- Sliver ...... 67 Union Con ........ 17
Mexican 25Tellow Jacket .... 14
BOSTON, May 25. Closing quotations:
Adventure $0 04 Osceola $0 65
Allouez M. Co... lfeParrott 40$
Axnal. Copper .. 87:
Qulncy 1 35
Boston & Mont. 2 02
Butte & Boston. C4
Cal. & Hecla... 7 57 j
Santa Fe Copper 4
Tamaraclc 1 S3
Utah Mining .... 20
Wolverines ..... 3715
To Handle Caehalcm Valley Fruit.
A Chicago man named Hess, who Is at
the head of the company which owns the
largo fruit farm north ot town, which Is
under the management of A. C. Churchill,
has just epent a week here looking after
the interests of the company. While here
he and Mr. Churchill purchased ground on
the north side of the railroad track near
the switch running to the brick factory,
where they will put up a large building,
40xl0 feet, which they propose to use for
storing and processing dried fruits. It Is
understood that they will also operac a
cannery in tire building, though It now
60 late in the season that they may not
be able to get much done at it this- year.
Work on the building will begin lna ery
Janctlon City Notes.
JUNCTION CrTT," Or., May 25. The
Junior Epworth League, - of this place,
gave an entertainment in the Methodist
Episcopal Church last evening, the collec
tion to 1e used for the benefit of the
famine in India.
Rev. J. B. Goddard, evangelist, of Free
port, I1L, began a series of revival meet
ings in the Presbyterian Church here this
The weather continues to be a series of
contradictions of sunshine and showers.
The continued raid is detrimental to the
W. W. Crawford, the windmill man,
recently sent his friend, the famous Ho
merDavenport. some Oregon quail, says
the Albany Democrat. The train on
which the quail were going "was wrecked
In New York state, and all the quail es
caped tor the fields. Now Davenport
wants S6BX6 more.
William Marriott, of Eugene, has re
ceived a letter from his brother Prederic,
who resides at Staffordshire. England,
stating that farmer colonists of that vi
cinity would like to secure a large tract
of land, probably 10,000 acres, to locate
on. The colony known as the Stafford
shire Investment Company, has, -the letter
states. 10.000. or $200,000.
The jury In the case of J. T. Nosier,
administrator, vs. the Coos Bay Railroad,
returned a verdict for the plaintiff In
the sum of 53300. The claim was for $5003
damages fer, the death of Mrs. Nosier,
plaintiffs mother, v. ho was killed in Oc
tober. 1S37, by the wagon in which she
was riding being backed over a grade
on the county road, adjoining the railroad.
Plaintiff claimed that the grading of
the railroad had made the county road
The Oregon Telephone Company has
made arrangements for the immediate
construction of a telephone line to Tilla
mook City from North Yamhill, and will
push the line to completion as rapidly
as the material can be had. A switch
board connecting it with the main line
will be put in at North Yamhill, and
from Tillamook the line will be continued
up the coast to Seaside, where it will
connect with the Portland. Astoria and
LOSS REACHES $350,000
REMAINDER OF LIST OF LOSERS IN
Keck of the Property Carrjpd No In
surance Further Details of the
Catastrophe to Cone.
LAKEV1EW, Or., May 25. The follow
ing individual lasses, in addition to those
reported yesterday, were suffered in the
fire of Tuesday night, the total being now
estimated at $260,000:
F. D. Smith, loss 00.
D. J. Wilcox, Aoss $1000; Insurance, $500.
H. Schmink, total loss; Insurance un
known. L. F. Conn, loss $250;
Lakeview Drug Company, Ions $200; no
E. Lake, loss $500; no insurance. '
Harris' & Sublette, loss $9000; no insur
ance. J. W. Howard, loss $5003; insurance,
C IT. Snyder, loss $4000; Insurance, $2000.
X. M. R. Barry, loss $2500.
Ahlstrom Brosu lose $5000; insurance,
Hart & Beach, loss $S0D: Insurance, $500.
Charles Graves, oes $500; no insurance.
L. B. Whorton, loss $250; no insurance.
W. D. Coulter & Co.. loss $550.
T. J. Magilton, loss $2000.
Beach & McGarry. Examiner plant,
loss $2500; no Insurance.
Mrs. S. D. Coulton, loss $1500; no Insur
ance. Mrs. Neilan & Miss Maxwell, Iocs $250?
. Hudspeth, loss $300; Insurance, $200.
C H. Dunlap, loss $1000; Insurance, $500.
Dr. F. E. Smith, loss $500; no Insurance.
Henkle & Turpen, loss $1030; no Insur
ance. Hong Sang, loss $200.
Whorton & Fitrpatrlck. loss $1000.
Commercial Hotel, loss $5OD0.
Bieber & Field, loss $0OM; insurance,
J. A. "Vergnelle, loss $SO0.
Odd Fellows, loss $2000; insurance, $3000.
Maeonlc lodge, loss $2200; Insurance, $1800.
Town Hall, loss $S0O; no Insurance.
A. O. TJ. W., loss $2500; no Insurance.
Woodmen of the World, loss $2200; no
Ancient Order of Foresters, loss $150; no
J. C Oliver, loes $$00; no Insurance.
Post & King, loss irJX: no insurance.
Telegraph office, loss $200.
TEACHERS FOR OREGON CITY.
Most of the- Corps Re-elected Trro
Positions Left Vacant.
OREGON CITY,, Or., May 23. The board
of directors of Oregon City school district
elected the following superintendent and
City Superintendent, H. D. Wilcox: Prin
cipal of Barclay School, Miss Addle Clark;
grade teachers. Miss Laura Bcattie, Miss
Hattlo Cochran. Miss Harriet Bray, Miss
Sadie Ctnse. Miss Gertrude FInley, Mrs.
D. H. Glass. Miss Gertrude Nefzger, Miss
Erma Lawrence, Miss Marjorie Caufleld,
Miss Nettle Walden; supernumerary. Miss
Hazel Pilsbury. The principal of the
Eastham School and one primary teacher
will be selected later. The salary of city
superintendent was reduced to $120 per
Tho Board of Trade committee, composed
of nine business men, appointed to sug
gest or prepare a plan for the establish
ment of a commission house In this city,
held a meeetlng at the Council chamber
last night. Chairman Frank Busch pre
sided, and C. G. Huntley was elected sec
retary. On motion thc-s two with E. G.
Caufield were named ns a committee to
confer with Portland commission mer
chants in reference to establishing a
branch house nere. It was at first the
Intention to form a. company of local
business men for the purpose, but the
majority of the committee thought best
to have the management in the hands of
experienced men. As an inducement for
some Portland house to establish a
branch here for the purchase of farm, prod
ucts, the business men will make con
cessions equal to the rent of a building
for a year, and give the enterprise their
moral support. It la claimed that an
establishment that would buy all the pro
duce offered for sale here would be ot
great benefit, as the retail merchants
would get their supplies from the com
mission house, and farmers could buy
where they please after getting the monc-y
for the products.
Delegations from Meade Post, G. A. R.,
and the Relief Corps, held memorial ex
ercises at St. John's Parochial School in
the forenoon, and at the Parkplace School
NO BONDS ARE NECESSARY.
Financial Statement Shows That
Ccntralln May Still Contract Debt.
CENTBATJA. Wash., May 25. At last
night's adjourned Council meeting, Coun
cilman John T. Jones, who was recently
appointed for that purpose, made a re
port on the financial condition of the city,
showing the following:
Uncollected and due the city $18.579-C7
Real estate belonging to the city.. 3,500 00
Fire department 6.OD0 00
Safe and office fixtures 150 00
Cash in bank i... 1.29-s ea
Electric light plant 13.0X 0
Total assets .$1223 5?
Total indebtedness 42,030 13
Assets over and above liabilities. $ 4i 46
The Council is empowered to create hn
Indebtedness of li per cent on the last
assessed valuation, which will amount to
The ,, object of this investigation Is to
ascertain whether or not the Council can
irsue Warrants for electric light repairs.
to the amount of $1300 without bonding the
This matter came up a short time -agoj
upon ine question or purcnaemg a new
dynamo for the electric light plant It
was then believed by many that the city
had reached Its limit of indebtedness, and
therefore the only course open was to
bold a special election and Issue bonds.
PROGRESS OF THE CAMPAIGN.
Mid-Road Popnllst "Roasted" the
Democrats and Fusion Movement:
THE DALLES, Or.. May 25. Ex-Congressman
M. W. Howari. of Alabama, and
J. B. Osborne, of Georgia, Middle-of-the-Road
Populists, addressed a large meet
ing here last evening." The audience was
made up largely of Democrats, who were
apparently filled with consternation at the
fierce attacks" made upon the Democratic
party. The speakers attacked the fusion
with the Democrats savagely, and de
clared the opinion that the result of the
Fall election would show a rehabllltatldn
of the Populist party, as it was before
contaminated by association with the old
party. Tho meeting was a surprise to all
who attended, as from the meager adver
tising the speakers had received little was
Republicans at Forest Grove.
FOREST GROVE, Or.. May 25. An en
thusiastic Republican meeting was held
in Vert's Hall last night Hon. M L.
Pipea, of Portland, delivered the main
address. Senator E. W. Haines and Hon.
B. P. Cornelius and others made short
speeches. The Hillsboro band was in at
tendance. "WON GOLD MEDALS.
The Annual High Scaool Debating:
Contest at Boise.
BOISE. May 24. An oratorical contest
for the De Lamar medal was held at the
Columbia Theater tonight by pupils of
the public schools. Jesse B. Hawley
(senior), won the first or De Lamar prize,
and Eleanor A. Hurm (senior), the sec
ond or Hesse & Sturges prize. The de-
cislon of the Judges was unanimous Tor
Hawley and two to one for Miss Hurm.
It was a very successful contest, and
the ceciston Is generally consldere! satis
factory. Several years ago Captain De Lamar de
posited $250 at 10 per cent Interest, and
the Interest is used every year in procur
ing a gold medal,, which is given to t,he
pupil of the Hish School who makes the
best oration. Hesse & Sturges give a
second medal, also of gold. Those partici
pating this year were: Mabel F. Mitchell,
WalferF. Bates, Eleanor M. Hurm, Louis
F. Sldcbotham, Jesse B. Hawley and Fay
CHINOOK SALMON IN WILLAPA.
They Enter There by Mistake, and a
Trap Is to Be Built for Them.
SOUTH BEND. Wash., May iS. Dan
Markhaxn, of Jlwaco, proposes to put in
a ftshtrap in WUlapa Harbor, near the
entrance, to see if he cannot catch chlnook
ealmon. It has been known for years
that tho Columbia River salmon have
often come Into Willapa Harbor, mis
taking the entrance for the Columbia
River, and. after remaining in the bay a
short time have apparently gone out
again. The bay has never been thorough
ly prospected for Spring salmon, and
should this theory prove correct, it will
be a great 'thing for this county.
With the sale ot tho Northwestern
Lumber Company's mills at South Bend
and 'Knappton to the Simpson Lumber
Company, the tug Astoria, wh!ch has here
tofore traveled on Gray's Harbor, comes
to South Bend, and will hereafter tow
exclusively on Willapa Harbor, greatly
improving tho tug service here.
Fire started Jn the house occupied by
T. G. Grubb this morning when no one
was in, probably from a defective flue.
The fire quickly spread to the houses
on either side, and ins!de of a half hour
four were in ruips. A fifth was torn down
by the firemen when it was found that
there was not sufficient hose to reach to
the fire. The houses werd occupied by T.
J. Grubb, J, Holecek, Herman Myers and
the .family of S. H. BelL Mr. Bll being
In Sumpter, Or. There, was no insurance.
CHALLENGE FOR BOAT RACE.
To Take Place on Bnrrard Inlet
News of Vancouver, B. C.
VANCOUVER, B. C, May 25".-Robert
N. Johnston, the oarsman, who has been
in active training for some time past, has
issued a challenge to row John L. Hack
ett. late of Rat Portage, but now of
Seattle. The challenge calls for a three
mile race with a turn, for OOO a side, to
be rowed on Burrard Inlet, on or before
The garrison at Esquimau is being
strengthened numerically from month to
month. A detachment of 107 officers and
men arrived by special train today, and
later sailed for Esqulmalt They came
straight through from Chatham, England.
The Wellington Colliery Company, at
the head of which Is James Dunsmulr, a
candidate for Parliament In the election
to be held next month, Is advertising for
500 white miners and helpers' for the Wel
lington extension and Comox mines, to
supersede all the Chinese, now employed In
An overturned fishing boat was picked
up today off Point Atkinson under circum
stances which Indicate the holiday to have
closed with death for the former occu
pants. The boat was floating on its side,
the mast stepped and the sail double
reefed, Indicating that a strong breeze
had been blowing when it last received at
tention. There was a sack of clothing un
der the seat, and all the arrangements of
the boat indicated that Its occupants had
been thrown out to their death by the
capsizing of the craft in a sudden squall.
LOGGER KILLED HIS "WIFE.
Then Shot Himself, and Is Probably
TACOMA. May 25. Frank Reed, a
logger, shot and killed his wife this even
ing and then shot himself. Reed la prob
ably fatally wounded. Mrs. Reed was
lying on the bed in a friend's room af
the Cleveland House, and sent for her
husband, complaining that she was s!ck
Reed came into the room, and after a
few words of pleasant conversation
whipped out a revolver and shot his wife
and then tried to kill himself. The couple
have been frequently arrested for quarrel
ing. Another Rnral Mall Route.
H. J. Ormsby, special agent has been
looking over the proposed free rural de
livery route starting from Newberg. It
runs east from town to J. M. Wright's
place, thence north past the Smith, Hos
klns, Blair and Churchill places, and west
on tho north side of the valley, until
the Walker farm is reached, where a
turn to the north Is made, taking in
the West Chehalem and Dewey post
offices, both of which it is proposed to
discontinue. Leaving Dewey the route
takes-the lake road uptil the head of the
valley Is again reached, when It crosses
over and returns by the south side road to
Newberg, making a route of 20 miles In
length. Mr. Ormsby expressed himself
as pleased with this route, which will
accommodate something like 175 families.
and said" that he would recommend that
ft be established the first of July.
A route from Dayton has just been in
spected which will receive Mr. Ormsbys
indorsement. Only four or five free rural
deliveryYoutes are In operation in Oregon,
but Mr, Ormsby thinks petitions -will be
sent In for several more routes in the
next few weeks, as the Interest in free
rural delivery is rcoming general.
' End. of Term of Court.
VANCOUVER, 'Wash., May 25. V. V.
Rand failed 'to maintain his suit for $250
dainages against Loren Seward for al
leged personal injuries. The jury brought
ln-a verdfctlast night in favor of Sew-
BEWARE OF IMITATIONS
Gtrrs a. sott deUckcs Cxcr to
Hot & Cold Meats, Gravies,
Salads, Soups, Game, Fish,
Welsh Rarebits, etc.
W 91 UK J .I1 1 T'" " ""Hln
OpO MlNUIES IN HAVAN2 "
ard, but disallowed, his counter claim for
damages against Rand. This was the last
case on tho docket and the jury was
Articles Incorporating the Gold Rim Min
ing Company were filed In the, office of
the County Auditor today. The Incorpora
tors are: Representative 6. J. Moore, ot
Skamania County; Z. S. Russell, of Van
couver, and W. E. Jones, of Portland. The
capital stock Is $1,000,000, and the head
office Is to be at Vancouver. The objects
of the corporation are to acquire, own,
hold and develop mines In the Bald Moun
tain mining district. In Skamania County,
and such other mining claims and prcperty
as the company may acquire, and to
purchase and sell such mines and Issue
full paid-up stock In payment thereon.
The Columbia River at this point has
fallen about 12 Inches this week, and all
danger from high water cufllcient to over
flow bottom lands or cause any consider
able amount of damage to crops is be
lieved now to be past The highest point
registered by water here so far was 12
feet 8 inches.
Captain James A. Goodin, Regimental
Adjutant of the Seventh Infantry, will
leave for Seattle 'May 30 in command of
a detachment of 77 recruits Intended for
that portion of the Seventh Infantry or
dered to take station in the new depart
ment of Alaska. These recruits came to
Vancouver Barracka with a battalion of
the Seventh from Fort Wayne, Mich.
Experiments "With Grass.
PENDLETON, Or.. May 25. John F.
Robinson, acting for the Pendleton Com
mercial Association, la conducting a series
of experiments in growing Australian
saltbusb and bunchgrass on arid and
semi-arid lands this Summer. He has
sown seeds of numerous varieties on hill
lands near this place, and has secured
the co-operation of several farmers in
the work. The grasses are all tried on
dry lands which have only the natural
water from the rainfall, and. not. as In
many of the experiments being con
ducted in other parts of arid Oregon, on
bottom lands that will grow almost any
thing in tho shape of grass or grain.
TanxhIII County Notes.
MMINNVILLB, Or.. May 25. The offi
cial ballots for Yamhill County have been
printed. Tho sire and make-ip are some
what smaller this year than usual, the
ballot being patterned after the sample
sent out from the Secretary of State's of
fice. In addition to the regular state and
county ticket electors will also vote for
or against stock running at large. This
has been voted on at several pa?t elec
tions, and stock has always been allowed
to run at large. This time cattle may be
shut up, as a great many of the younger
j voters heretofore took no Interest In the
wfciiiei, uul auits wc uuvein 01 Dicycies
- ." Every thing with a
crooked neck is not a
camel" nor are all ten
cent cigars worth ten cents.
Preferencia cigars are
cheaper than any cigar
equally good and better
than any equally cheap.
ioc. and upward. At high-class dealers.
Trade C S. SICHEL & CO.. Distributers for Portland,
supplied by S: BACHMAN & CO., General Agents, San Francisco.
THE HAVANA-AMERICAN CO., MAKERS.
and bicycle paths, they will vote against
cattle being allowed to run at large.
The recent high wind did considerable
damage by blowing fruit from the trees,
and, while the present rain will do no dam
age to crops, most farmers would be glad
to have fair weather. All sowing is done,
and crops are looking welL
ASHLAND, Or., May 25. The tenth an
nual commencement or the Ashland High
School, which took place In the Chau
tauqua tabernacle last night created much
interest, and was very largely attended.
The class consisted of 15 graduates. The
address was delivered by Dr. Frank
Strong, President of the University of
The office of Dr. J. S. Herndon, on Har
gadlne street was destroyed, by lire last
night at 1 o'clock. The. loss was about
$600; small Insurance.
Conrad. Mingns, of Ashland.
ASHLAND, Or., May 23-Conrad Mln
gus, an old and prominent resident ofthe
Rogue River Valley, died at his home in
this city this morning at 10:30 o'clock,
aged 78 years.
Deceased was born in North Carolina,
came to the Pacific Coast In 1S51. and
to this locality in 1S6S. He left a wife and
four children Dr. Everett Mingus, of
Marshfleld; Frank Mingus, of Idaho, and
Misses Clara and Daisy Mingus, of this
Expected Home From Philippines.
INDEPENDENCE. Or.'. May 23. Word
has been received In this city that Claud
Fryer, who was a member of the medical
corps of the United States Army, and had
served time in the Philippines, has been
ordered discharged, and is expected home
in a very slwrt time.
Roanoke Sails for Nome.
SEATTLE, May 25. The steamer Roan
oke sailed late tonight for Nome with 500
passengers. She is the famous gold boat
of the North American Transportation &
"Wheat Fully Headed Out.
AMITT, Or., May 25. A. Sheldon has
a field of wheat near this place folly
headed out Crops generally are looking
The Cannon Firecracker.
The bill that has been reported by the
judiciary committee of the House, pro
viding that no one shall sell or expose for
sale any firecrackers more than four inches
long and three-quarters of an inch In
diameter, or any firecrackers containing
dynamite or other high explosive, other
than gunpowder, ought to be promptly
passed and signed by the Governor. If
I the flrecraoker cannot be wholly forbid
, - - V
oa every bottle
"It costs no more
to smoke the
den and prohibited as a feature ot Fourth
of July Jubilation, some limit ought to
be placed on its size and deadllness. Fire
crackers of the size named as the maxi
mum are surely noisy enough in their de
tonation for all purposes of. celebration.
It Is more Important, however, that play
things loaded with dynamite, or yet more
perilous stuff, should not be sold at alL
This kind is manufactured In America, and
manufacturers, no doubt are ready to
certify to their safety, if Intelligently and
skillfully handled. The same Is true of ths
far less dangerous gunpowder plaything,
yet every Fourth of July was followed
by a long list of burnings, malmlngs and
deaths before the new infernal machine
was invented. Nobody's intelligence and
skill can be guaranteed on the Fourth ot
July, nor can the discretion of persons who
have deadly toys for sale. The Legislature
can protect the public, and It should, do
so. So conscious are the makers of these
things filled with high explosive ' com
pounds of their character that we under
stand they attach a printed direction to
each firecracker, to this effect: "Caution:
Do not hold in the hand of touch tho
cracker after lighting the match." Boys
who are celebrating at 1 A. M. will read
this caution with great care! And even in
the daytime, about one boy in every six
would want to see what would happen If
he violated the direction. No firecracker
that requires such a caution should be on
In seven counties in Southern Missouri
rich fields of minerals have been found,
and there is great activity there at this
The Oregon Mining
Auditorium, Chamber of Commerce Bid?.,
P. O. Box OTD. Portland, Or.
J. E. Haseltine. Pres.; David Goodseil.
Treas.: F. J. Hard. Sec
Directors L. G. Clarke, J. E. Haseltine,
David Goodseil. P. J. Jennings, L G. Davidson,
F. V. Drake, E. A. Clem.
Geo. W. Lloyd.
T. W. NevUl.
Lloyd & Nevil!
IT S. DEPUTT MINERAL SURVEYORS,
Rooms 533-535 Chamber of Commerce building,
Telephone Clay ,33 EjfjOs box-1045.
Oregon Mines . . .
Davison, Ward & Co.
Invite tho attention of mining- Investors to this
promising ileld. They deal In
MINES, STOCKS, LEAbTS AND BONDS.
Only property ot merit after careful Investi
gation, will be handled. Members Oregon Min
ing Exchange. Correspondence solicited.
408 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
Cooks, Cheis & Housekeep
ers everywhere pronounce it
an indispensable requisite'to
the culinary stores.
JOini DUXCA&S SOrs, Agents, New Fori
gfrwy.frJto -, :' i-i.lh .
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