Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, June 29, 1900, Page 4, Image 4

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Many Claimants for AH Kinds
of Property.
Tribulations In Far North Afloat and
Ashore Retara of Lleatcaaat
EerreR From Interior.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 2S. The steam
er Portland, which arrived from Cape
Nome, report that the steamer Rose
crans, formerly the transport Missouri,
has gone aground about 60 miles south of
Cape Nome. "While her situation Is not
considered perilous, it is thought she -will
have considerable difficulty In getting off.
The Rosecrans has "a- cargo of Govern
ment supplies on board.
The Portland brought five passengers
only, according to Captain Lundqulst
The steamer Charles Nelson had a hard
time of it. She returned to Unalaska
June 18. While trying to And an opening
in the ice her provisions gave out. She
was to have sailed again for Cape Nome
shortly after the Portland left Dutch
Harbor. The captain of the Corwin was
holding the wrecked barkentlne Catherine
Sudden at Nome for salvage. Captain
Lundqulst speaking tf the conditions at
'Nome, said:
"What a man gets hold of up there he
keeps, and in many inptances keeps it
at the point of a gun. Restaurants, lodging-houses,
saloons, stores, barber-shops,
and in fact all kinds of business was
left in the hands of agents last Fall.
These agents have sold the places and
cleared out with the money. Now the
original owners are appearing on the
scene, and there are 'razors in the air.
"On the beach it was Just 60 per cent
worse than up town. In the town as a
general rule there was only about one
claimant to other men's property In each
case, but on the beach there was never
less than six. Agents sold things right
and left, and in consequence "there will be
endless litigation before things are
straightened out. No wonder all the big
claim-owners took up lawyers with
The Portland brought 10 boxes of gold,
aggregating J300.000, belonging to the
Alaska Commercial Company.
lng music for the marching. The boys
showed themselves apt at executing dif
ficult maneuvers and demonstrated the
possibilities of continual practice, They
have the advantage of appearing in uni
forms that fit them perfectly, and for
this reason, also, the battalion presented
a good appearance.
The field sports, which took place Just
before the noon, hour, lacked much In
Interest, because of the want of enthus
iasm. There were no rival teams, and
the boys ha-e tested their skill so many
times, the winners were almost pre-de-tercrdned.
This afternoon the annual graduating
exercises were held, at which time a
class of six pupils, .five boys and one
girl, received diplomas. The graduates
were as follows: Harry Holt, Kllckatat,
Washington: Victor Graham, Wasco;
George Bernler, TJte: Reuben Sanders.
Bllctz; Walter Regan, Hupa. California;
Estella Sutherland, Klamath. The diplo
mas were presented by George P. Litch
field, of this city. The class motto was:
"Plan Some Work, and Work the Plan."
At C:30 o'clock this evening a hand con
cert was given on the common, and at
8 o'clock the Intermediate grades present
ed the cantata "The Cadet's Picnic"
Part of the Present Prison Not Tet
Utilized Benefit to Be Derived
From Improvements.
also furnish steam for the cooking plaxt
This is expected to effect a saving In fuel.
Whether it will save enough on cookin?
to furnish heat for he new wing Is a
" Space Net Xevr Used.
In the south wing of the prisbn Js a
space 36 feet wide, and SO feet long, that
has never been provided with cells. A
light brick, wall, extends lengthwise
through the center of this room. The
question was asked why this room could
not be turned Into a kitchen and dining
room, and the present kitchen be turned
into a bathroom. In answer to this it
was said that the shape of the room
would not be suitable for the purpose,
that convenient connections with the
commissary department could not be
SALEM, Or., June 2S. The announce
rnent that a. contract had been made for
the construction of a new wine at the
nenltentlarv. at a cost of over Sl 000. and ' made, and that this space may sometime
tie subsequent statement that the num- be needed for cells. In that case the
ber of convicts in the penitentiary Is 13Q kitchen apparatus would have to ba ro
less than a few years ago, naturally moved, and a new place provided for It.
gives rise to the question. What is the The room is high enough, however, for
necessity for the addition? The new wing , four tiers of stories of cells, and It would
is to be two stories high, and will bo fitted not be difficult to erect two tiers at tha
up as a kitchen, dining-room and bath- top. leaving the lower part for a dining
room, room and kitchen. It is not thought cen
The penitentiary contains 264 cells, not venlent nor advisable to utilize this sp&ee
Bids for Sustenance Preliminary
Work Marlon CoHnty Conrt
Salem. Notes.
SALEM. Or., June 2S. Adjutant-General
GantenbeJn today issued the formal gen-
James P. Geoghegan; by Rev. T. Var
willgnen, for general excellence., commer
cial department to H. J. Brady; 'by vRev.
J. M. Delannoy, for general excellence,
intermeeilite department, to C C Conner;
by Rev. F. A. Moenn, for general excel
lence. preparatory department " to
Charlea A. Brady; by David WalU for
sreneral. excellence. primary department,
fto J, D. McCarty; by Michael P'Connelli
for general excellence, missions depart
ment, to Philip Carothers; by I. Ger
llnger, for deportment, senior depart
ment, to Lawrence Myers; by Sergeant
Murray, for deportment, Junior depart
ment, to S. J. Miller.
Robert Wolf today sold to Leonard"
Minsio the irame store Duncans apjom-
once to overhaul and place it in first-class;
condition for operation. This, mill waa
last year leased by PL A. Graham and
run by him for soma months in coimim.
Ltion. with" the Beaver Coal Company's
mine, but owing to litigation In December"
last was shut down," and "has since re
mained idle.
eral orders for the assembling of the Ore- f lng the Wolf brick block, and 25x100 feet
oi sruuna, av me turner t jhuu .
Fifth streets, for ?S500.
They Had $250,000 in Gold Dast
Lieutenant Herron.
PORT TOWNS,END, Wash., June 25.
The steamer Al-Kl arrived from the
north tonight, bringing 60 passengers and
$250,000 in dust from Dawson, which had
been brought up the river on the steamer
Sybil. Among the passengers on the
Al-Ki Is Lieutenant J. S. Herron, of the
Eighth United States Cavalry, who a
year ago started from Cook Inlet with a
small command and crossed a hitherto
unpenetrated country leading for hun
dreds of miles over mountains, valleys
and plains to the mouth of the Tanana.
The expedition was deserted by Indian
guides, and for some months fears for
the safety of the party were entertained,
but on December 11 the party reached the
mouth of the Tanana, where orders were j
received to remain until Spring. The
object of the expedition was to ascertain
the feasibility of the route through
Alaska and to obtain Information as to
miners, timber and general data of that
section of Alaska between Cook Inlet and
the Yukon River. For nearly a year
the party was without news from the
outside world. Lieutenant Herron Is on
the way to Seattle for orders.
Colonel E. D. Wlggln, Land Commis
sioner at Rampart, is among the passen
gers on the Al-Ki, bringing the first
news from that section. He says the
camp proved Itself better last Winter
than ever before, and creeks before con
sidered worthless turned out to be big
gold-producers. He estimates the clean
up at $2,000,000.
Rampart was deserted the early part of
last Winter, only 400 or 500 people, who
were not rich enough to go to Nome, re
maining. They comprised steamboat
hands and unfortunate miners. When
development -vi ork commenced It was soon
proved that Rampart Creek was rich, and
those who were at first out of luck are
now on the high road to fortune, and
Rampart bids fair to rival the Klondike
as a gold-producor.
Held Merely as Witnesses Against
the Ilorton Murderers.
Skagway Alskan, June 15.
The defense won a substantial victory
in the Horton murder cases yesterday
morning, when General Friedrich had the
indictments dismissed against five of the
Indians charged with the double murder.
Those to be thus suddenly given their lib
erty were: Paddy Unahooch, George
White, Johnny Kesh, Dave Clanat and
Qua-na-lsh. The Indians were Indicted
separately for the murder of Bert Horton
and Florence Horton. and were dis
charged from both indictments. They are
held in Jail yet, but only that they may
appear as witnesses at the trial of the
Indians still held on the charge of mur
der. This action on the part of the United
Btates Attorney was taken that the dis
charged prisoners might be used as wit
nesses for the Government in the prose
cution of the remaining six Indians un
der indictment.
Creditable ShovrlnK Made at Chema
vrn Six Receive Diplomas.
SALEM, June 2S. The twentieth an
nual commencement exercises of the
Chemawa Indian Training School took
place today. From the tirne when the
industrial departments, were opened for
inspection early this morning until the
ariose of the musical entertainment late
tonight, the day was full of events of in
terest to the large crowd of visitors who
had congregated from far and near. The
exhibits and exercises, as a whole, de
monstrated that much has been done at
this school in the way of training the
young aborigines to useful occupations
and developing their minds in the direc
tion bf civilisation.
The visitors to the Industrial depart
ments found much to surprise and inter
est them. This is the only Indian train
ing school In the West that has a xull
industrial department, and it furnishes
manufactured articles to many of the
other schools on the Coast, and some
times to schools In the East. The tail
oring department was the first to which
visitors wero conducted. Here the boys
learn to make all kinds of 'clothing. Some
of them have become so expert In this
occupation that they are said to exceed
the city tailors in the work they turn
out. As in all the departments, they
are not allowed to work for persons out
side the Indian service. In the carpenter
shop the boys learn all manner of wood
work, from the rudest building to nice
carving and exact bench work. The boys
who complete the course In woodwork se
cure employment as cabinet workers, and
prove themselves equal to the work. The
harness, saddle and wagon shops turn
out work that Is shipped to schools in
all parts of the West, and very frequent
ly to states in the Mississippi Valley. The
girls are taught housework, cooking,
sewing, mending; etc., and are made cap
able of taking responsible positions in
the management of the household. There
are in the school 295 boys and 117 girls,
a total of 412. The appropriation for
next year contemplates that D00 pupils
will be enrolled at this Institution.
After the inspection of the industrial
departments the Chemawa battalion gave
&. dreas parade., the school band furnlsh-
Straight RepHbUeans Have a Major
ity of 20 on Joint Ballot.
SALEM, Or., June 3. The official list
of members of the Legislature shows the
straight RepublUans to have 20 members
of the Sanate and 35 members of the
House of Representatives. Those de
nominated Citizens rank second in point
of numbers, there being four in the Senate
and 14 in the House. The following Is a
complete list of the members of the new
Legislature by districts, with the post
office address of each, the Senators desig
nated by a being hold-over members,
and the political character of each being
that designated on the official ballots:
District No. 1. Marion L. J. Adams ,
Rep.. Silverton; N. H. Looney," Rep
Jefferson. District No. 2, Linn J. Clem, Pco., Al
bany. District No. 3. Linn. Marion P. R.
Xolly, Rep.. Albany.
District No. 4, Lanfcr-W. Kuykendall.
Ren.. Eugene.
District No. 5. Douglas A. C. Marsters,
Rep., Roseburg.
District No. 6, Josephine. Lane Robert
A. Booth. Rep.. Grant's Pass.
District No. 7, Coos. Curry T. M. Dim
mlck. Rep.. Marshfield.
District No. 8. Jackson Theodore Cam
eron. Rep., Jacksonville.
District No. 9. Crook, Klamath, Lake,
Wasco J. N. Williamson, Rep., Prine
ville. District No. 10, Benton John D. Daly."
Rep., Corvallis.
District No. 1L Lincoln, Tillamook,
Tamhlll W. Tyler Smith, Rep.. Sheridan.
District No. 12, Polk B. F. Xlhlkoy,
Rep., Monmouth.
District No. 13, Tamhlll W. A. Howe,
Rep., Carlton.
District No. 14. Clackamas George C.
Brownell, Rep.. Oregon City.
District No. 15, Washington W. H.
Wehrung. Union, Hlllsboro.
District No. 16, Columbia. Multnomah,
Washington Alex Sweek, Clt-Dem.-Peo.-Union,
District No. 17, Clackamas, Multnomah
L. L. Porter, Rep.. Oregon City.
District No. 18. Multnomah S. E. Jo
sephi. Rep., Portland: James E. Hunt,
Clt.. Portland: R. D. Inman, Cit, Port
land: F P. Mays, Clt., Portland; A. C.
Smith, Clt. Portland.
District No. 19, Clatsop C. W. Fulton,
Rep.. Astoria.
District No. 20, Sherman, Wasco T. H.
Johnston, Rep., Dufur.
District No. 21. Gilliam. Grant. Sher
man, Wasco. Wheeler W. W. Stelwer,
ep., I'oesu.
District No. 22. Morrow. Umatilla, Union
J. W. Morrow, Dem., Heppncr.
District No. 23. Umatilla George W.
Proebstel Ren . Weston.
District No. 21. Union Justus Wade,
Dem.-Peo., Summerville.
District Ne. 25, Baker, Harney. Malheur
William Smith. Peo.. Baker City.
Rep 20 Peo 2
Dcm 1 Clt.-Dem.-Peo.-
Clt 4 Union 1
Union lDem.-Peo 1
Those marked thus elected In JS3S. '
District No. L Marion Charles D. Hart
man. Rep., Scott's Mills; Henry Keene,
Rep., Stayton: Lot L. Pearce, Rep.. Sa
lem: J. M. Poorman, Rep., Woodburn;
J. N. Smith. Rep., Salem.
District No. 2, Linn W. K. Ingram,
Dcm.-Peo., Sodaville; C. B. Montague,
Dem.-Peo., Lebanon; J. J. Whitney,
Dem.-Peo.. Albany.
District No. 3, Lane L. T, Harris. Rep.,
Eugene; James Hemenway, Rep., Cottage
Grove; Ivan McQueene, Rep., Lorane.
District No. 4, Douglas A. R. Mattoon,
Rep.. Looklngglass; Dexter Rice, Dem.-Peo.-Sll.-Rep..
District No. 5, Coos A. H. Black, Rep..
Mvrtle Point.
District No. C. Coos, Curry R. D. Hume,
Rep., Gold Beach.
District No. 7, Josephine George W.
Colvic. Rep.. Grant's Pass.
District No. 8. Jackson W. A. Carter,
Rep.. Gold Hill; Matthew Stewart, Rep.,
District No. 9. Douglas, Jackson E. D.
Briggs. Ren., Ashland.
District No. 10, Benton R. J. Nichols,
Rep., Monroe.
District No. 11. Polk G. L. Hawkins,
Ren.. Independence.
District No. 12, Lincoln, Polk L M.
Simpson. Dem.-Peo., Lewisvllle.
District No. 13. Yamhill Clarence Butt,
Rep., Newberg; E. F. Lamson, Rep.,
District No. 14, Tillamook, Tamhlll B.
L. Eddy, Rep., Tillamook.
District No. 15. Washington Hubert
Bernards. Union. Forest Grove: O. E.
Edson, Union, Harrison; A. W. Vincent,
Union, Tualatin.
District No. 16. Clackamas Gilbert L.
Hedges. Clt.. Oregon City; J. L. Krusc.
Rep.. Stafford; J. A. Talbcrt. Rep., Clack
amas. District No. 17, Clackamas, Multnomah
A. S. Dresser. Rop.. Oregon City.
District No. IS, Multnomah George L.
Storv. Rep.. Portland: John Driscoll, Cit.,
Port'and; F A. HeUkemper. Cit., Port
land: George W. Holcomb. Clt., Portland;
A. J Knott. Cit, Portland: C. W. Not
tingham. Cit. Portland: G. M. Or ton.
Cit. Portland: Otto Schumann. Clt, Port
land: J. J. Shipley. Cit. Portland; H. A.
Smith. Cit. Portland; M. E. Thompson,
Clt. Portland; D. M. Watson, Clt, Port
land District No. 19. Clatsop B. F. Allen,
Cit. Astoria; John Hahn. Cit. Astoria.
District No. 20. Columbia Norman Mor
rill. Rep.. Clatskanio.
District No. 21. Crook. Klamath, Lake,
Wasco R. A. Emmett, Rep.. Keno: T. H.
McGreer. Rep.. Antelope; A. S. Roberts,
Rrp. The iJaues.
District No. 23. Morrow. Umatilla A.
B. Thomson. Ren.. Echo.
District No. 23. Umatilla T. J. Kirk,
Rep.. Athena; L. B. Reeder, Rep., Pen
dleton. . . .. r.
District No. 24, Union, Wallowa G. S.
Reavis. Dem.-Peo.. Enterprise.
District No. 25. Union D. A. McAlister,
Dem.. La Grande.
District No. 25. Baker W. !. Grace.
Dcm.. Baker City.
District No. 27. Harney, Malheur I. S.
Geer, Rep.. Burns.
District No. 2S. Gilliam Grant. Sher
man, Wasco. Wheeler George J. Bar
rett Rep.. Granite; George Cattanach,
Ren. Canyon City; George Miller, Rep..
Rep .35IC4t 14
Dem. iJUnlon 3
Dem.-Peo 5Dem.-Peo.-Sil.Rep. 1
OREGON CITY, June 2S. A. W. Chenev. editor and proprietor of the Oregon
Citv Courier-Herald, is a native of Wisconsin. He arrived in Oregon about 10
years ago. from South Dakota, where he was Interested in a printing and binding
establishment for a number of years, and settled In Oregon City and shortly
afterwards became manager of tho Courier, which position he held for several
years. Later he purchased the paper, and since assuming control tho business
of the paper has steadily Increased. In politics the publication has always been
Independent Democratic, and since absorbing two or three other papers It has
supported the Union, or Fusion, ticket By close attention to business and an
acaualntapcc with all the details, Mr. Cheney has made it pay financially.
Claclfama County Xotes.
OREGON CITY. June 23. The Crown
Paper Company Is placing a new digester
in Its pulp mill that will double the out
put of the product The machinery has
Just arrived from the manufactory in
tho East and Is very heavy. The new
digester takes up a space 14x34 feet
The retiring Board of County Commis
sioners adjourned this evening, after ap
proving the bonds of all newly elected
county officers, who will take their places
July 1, and attending to such matters as
required urgent attention. J. R, Mortoii.
of Damascus, Is the only hold-over Com
missioner on the board.
Findings ef Braak'n Body.
KALAMA, Wash., June 2S. At about 5
o'clock this morning a body, supposed to
be that of Relnhart Sraak .of Portland,
who was recently drowned from, the Gat
zert, was found on a snag in the river,
near the head of the Northern Pacific
Incline. Dr. Hall. Coroner of Columbia
County, Or., and some friends who were
returning to Rainier In a launch, made
fast to the corpse and towed It down to
j Ralaier.
counting several dungeons. Each cell
will accommodate two prisoners, making,
theoretically, room for 5JS prisoners.
There are now but 29S confined there. It
is not practicable to put two prisoners In,
each cell, for some criminals are by na
ture so vicious that they must be kept
by themselves while closely confined. The
penitentiary could probably be made to
confine 500 convicts, though that number
would crowd it
There Is no dining-room at the prison,
and the prisoners are fed in their cells.
The cooking is done in the basement di
rectly underneath the chapel. In the cen
ter of the building. The cooking appar
atus consists of a huge brick bakeoven
and a long steel range, the latter having
been in use since 1S7L That both these
appliances are sufficient, so far as results
are concerned. Is evident from the ex
cellent condition of the food that wa.s
served to the prisoners. While the steel
range, with its old-fashioned kettles and
tanks, and baking-ovens, may be out ot
date, it does good w ork probably as good
as will be done by the new steam-cooking
device that will be established in the new
Economy In Feeding: Prisoners.
Tha food Is sent up to the main floor
of the building by means of a small ele
vator, and is distributed to the prisoners
by convict waiters. Every man is locked
in his cell before being served. Each la
given a cup of coffee, a chunk of bread,
a half-pound of meat and some vege
tables, or, perhaps, soup instead of coffee,
and sometimes an addition of fruit The
variety is very limited at one meal, but
the bill of fare is changed frequently,
and there Is plenty of food for all. Un
der the present arrangement there Is no
way to feed the men except In their cells.
Each must have his food given him In a
pan and cup, and as it is not known
In advance how much each man will need,
a full ration for a laboring man mubt be
served. If a man be not hungry or for.
any other reason eats less than his full
ration, what remains must be sent back
to the kitchen and throw n away. It will
readily appear that If the men could all
be seated at tables where. they would
take only what they want to eat, there
would be less waste. This consideration
lja.4 some bearing upon the question ot
building a dining-room, where ill could
oat at community tables. On the other
hand. It is possible, and perhaps prob
able, that the amount consumed through
ofereating at a community table would
make up for the waste saved by the-
change. The convicts appear to be get
ting plenty to cat, as they are now fed,
and It is not probable that their natures
will prompt them to eat any less If they
are seated at a table, where they may
help themselves. Experience would leac
to the conclusion that they will eat more
than they really need.
Cells for Dininsr-Itooms.
But more Important considerations led
to the decision to provide a dining-room.
Each cell Is a sleeping-room, and is com
paratively dark, and Is supplied with
certain sanitary conveniences. It was
considered by penitentiary officials that
it would be more healthful for the pris
oners to eat in some place other than thel"
cells. That the cell arrangements have
not in the past proved conducive to fll
health Is Indicated by the general good
condition of the prisoners. That it will
be far more agreeable to the prisoners
to cat at a community table Is readily
believed, but few will incline toward tho
opinion that the pleasure of the convicts
Is very material in determining the man
ner of conducting an Institution of pun
The bathing facilities now consist of
seven small wooden tubs. In which 2G3
prisoners take a weekly bath. This is
43 men to each tub. The tubs are filled
with cold water, which Is afterward heit
ed by means of steam. Giving the pris
oners thrlr baths Is a long and unsatis
factory task. It Is proposed to provide
a shower bathroom in the new wing, so
that about 50 men may take a bath at
once, and be more thoroughly cleansed
than by the present slow process. But
the new wing Is not necessary in order
to provide a bathroom, for a light wooden
structure could be erected at small cost
that would supply that need.
The steam-cooking plant was another
consideration. The cooking will be more
quickly done by the new appliances, and
may perhaps be more satisfactory. Tho
same furnace, that heats the building and
I provides hot water for the bathroom wJU
for this purpose, but It Is not altogether
The new wing is not considered a neces
sity. That it is not such appears from
the fact that more prisoners have b-n
accommodated with the same facility
now at hand. But It is thought that the
wing would sometime become a neces
sity, and the prison may as wall havo
the additional convenience of modern ap
pliances at the present time.
Institutions at Independence
Agree to Combine.
1NDEPKND151-13, Or., June 2S. An
agreement was reached between the di
rectors of the First National Bank and
the Independence National Bank, of this,
city, at a late hour this afternoon, where
by the Independence National Bank will
tike over the business of the First Na
tional and continue It under the head of
the Independence National. The two
banks were established In 1SS3, the First
National opening for business March 4,
and the" Independence National one day
later, with J. S. Cooper as the president
of the First National and H. Hlrschberg
as president of the Independence Na
tional. Each had a capital stock of ?50,-003.
gon National Guard at Salem, July
General Gantenbeln and Colonel Dunne
have asked for bids for supplying provisions-
for men and horses, during the
encampment. On July 4 a squad of V00
men wllj come up from Portland to .make
flnal preparations for the encampment
set tents, etc, so that all will be in readi
ness when the militiamen come on the 7th.
The Marion County Court met today
In adjourned session to finish the work of
the June term, and to clpse, up the busi
ness of the old court before the retire
ment of County Judge G. P. Terrell and
Commissioner J. Davis. The day was
mostly spent in auditing bills. John
Scott County Judge-elect, was present,
familiarizing himself with tho duties of
the office on such occasions. The pres
ent monthly, term of the County Court
promises to be a very expansive one. The
pauper bills allowed already amount to
The Grand Lqdge of the Ancient Order
of United Workmen for the Jurisdiction
of Oregon, will meet In a three 'days' ses
sion In this city, commencing July 17. The
local lodges, assisted by the ladles of
the Dogree of Honor, are preparing an
elaborate programme of entertainment for
the visitors.
A. H, Huntington. Sheriff of Baker
County, today brought Eugene Tyler, col
ored, and Tom Hlra, Japanese, to the pen
itentiary to serve a term of two years
each, for committing larceny In a dwell
Government Worlc in Projrress
Great Activity in Lumbering.
GREENLEAF, June 27. The Sluslaw
country is enjoying prosperity beyond ail
precedent The expenditure of the semi
annual Congressional appropriation on
tho jetty at the mouth ot the river al
ways brings a season of Jpy to the set
tler, for it gives him a cash market for
butter and eggs, chickens, pork, mutton
and vegetables, few of which are ever
taken to the outside market over the ex
ecrable roads which make transportation
so expensive. Added to the jetty Im
provement there Is greater activity in
logging and mill work than ever before,
and also a steady stream of visitors, the
majority of whom carry pocket com
passes and plats of Government land, and
spend their time following up the sur
veyors' lines through the woods and ex
amining timber. As a result of all this,
new potatoes ha"ve been selling at 51 a
bushel, cabbages at 10 cents a head, ba.
con at 15 cents a pound, and other pro
duce at like prices.
Not only Is the Government timber land
being rapidly taken, but private holdings
are being transferred, mostly to Eastern
lumbermen, who have agents at work
here. Land that was offered at 3 an
acre a yean or two ago has been sold in
half sections at $6, and most of those
homesteads which had been taken solely
to secure timber land have been sold
within the year. Agricultural land has
advanced, but only slightly. In sympathy.
Many homestead filings have been and
are being made on land which the filers
never Intend to make farms or homes.
Groups of people purchase 160 acres of
land apiece In blocks under the timber
laws, and soon after perfecting title
transfer It to capitalists, who regard tim
ber as a promising Investment. Tracts
containing on an average 400.0CO to 600.000
feet of Douglas spruce to the acre, which
at 50 cents stumpage. would bring 1200 to
$300, are selling at S6 per acre.
Great things are hoped for from this
year's work on the Jetty. The bar4 limits
commerce to light-draft vessels and keeps
out regular coasters, because to cross It
would forfeit the insurance. The service
Is better than It has been, but the mills
are frequently compelled to close down
and await vessels to take their product
from the crowded wharves. 'Several
steam schooners. Intended expressly for
the Sluslaw trade, have been built by lo
cal parties, but usually after a few trips
they find more attractive employment
elsewhere. The completion of the Gov
ernment work at the mouth of the Slus
law will be worth more to the people ot
tho tributary country than would the
opening of a railroad to their doors.
Rede Horse Into Deep Wner nd
Slipped Oft to Death.
CORVALLIS. June 2& Win Larkln.
aged 26, was drowned at Lemon's Slough,
three and a Ijalf miles east of Monroe,
yesterday morning. Th,e accident hap
pened at the Ingram logging camp. Lar
kln rode one of the two horses in a team,
that dragged logs over a gravel bar. He
was a novice at the work, and rode into
deep water. The hprses at once began
to struggle In the water and the rider
slipped off and, under them- The body
was recovered In about 20 minutes'. A
wife and three small children survive.
The deceased was a member of the Mon
roe lodge of Woodmen, In which he held
an Insurance policy of 51Q0O. Coroner Wll
kins and Deputy District Attornoy Bry
son went to the scene, but no inquest
was held.
International Representations.
VICTORIA. B. C. June -23. The agents,
the captain and purser of the American
steamer Merwin, having been Impris
oned for 1& houra at Dawson City, with
out being allowed to furnish ball, on tho
complaint -of passengers who .left with
out prosecuting. "Consul McCook Is re
ported by the Dawson Nugge,t to haye.
drawn up a statement for submission to
Washington, asking that an explanation
be demanded from the BritishwGovern-ment
Mnjor Tenon Transferred.
Major Louis S. Tesson. medical depart
ment now- on duty at Fort Ethan Allen.
Vermont,' has Deen ordered here for duty
as. post surgeon and medical director.
Major Tesson Is expected- to arrive some
time durfcig the coming week.
Stockmen of the Pede'e Neighbor
hood Unite for Protection.
INDEPENDENCE, June 2S. The. stock,
men of Pedeq and vicinity, in this coun
ty, have organized a protective associa
tion, and will pay a bounty of $i0 each
for the killing of bears,, panthers mid
Oregon Notes.
The Euirene cannery shipped a second
carload of cherries to the Salem cannery
The Commercial Club of, La Grande will
request tho O. R. & N. Railroad to build
a new depot at that point.
The Eugene Guard islnformed' tha,t hop
lice are scarcer in Lane County than they
have been for 10 years -at this season ot
the year.
The recent rains have- done much for
the second Installment of the. Hood River
strawberry crop-, and shipments are made
daily to Butte, Mont"
Rev. H. L. Pratt, of Salem, has been
appointed chaplain of Company P, Fourth
Regiment, Oregon National 'Guard, with
the rank, of Captain.
The town of Burns has ordered a new
fire engine and the Council is now consid
ering the erection of a, town hall to cost
between $3000 and $4000.
Offers of 55 cents a bushel for No. 1
coyotes, and 5 each, for wildcats which
are killed within a certain district The ciUD what were made this week at Tho
wild animals have become so plentiful m I Dalles aad refused bv farmers who aro
that district that they have become a se
rious damage to- tho farmer that has any
stock. Already several bears have been
The water In tne Willamette Is at such
a. low stage that the boats are unable to
reach the docks, and are compelled to
land on the bar just above-town.
holding their last year's crop.
A farmers' institute win be held at
Grand Prairie. Linn County, Friday and
Saturday, under auspices of the Oregon
Agricultural College at Corvallis.
The Columbia River has risen to 22 feet
at Wenatchee. and Is rising at the rate of
a foot a day. The river at The Dalles
has been slowly rising for a week.
Forest Grove has been refused a com
pany of the National Guard by the State
Military Board, and there is now a move
ment on foot to organize an independent
A crew of 20 men Is at work at Cayuse
Station in Umatilla County, building a
new wheat warehouse for the Pacific
Coast Elevator Company. Next weok
Balfour, Guthrie & Co., will have
a crew of men there to put up a house
for them.
There will be a Fourth of July celebra- From his nine-acre orchard near Cor-
tlon In Tillamook City on a large scale vallis. Thomas Bell now expects a two-
No Room to Store Hay Crop.
TILLAMOOK, June 28. The dairymen
of Tillamook County have tons of hay
left over from last year, and as the hay
harvest will commence in about a week,
and there is an Immense crop, they are
in a quandry to know where to store It
for some of the dairymen's barns are
almost full with last year's crop. Very
little feed was given to dairy stock last
Winter. "
this year. The Tllla,mook hose company
is making all the arrangements, the bus- i
lness me. having subscribed liberally this i
year. There will be the usual procession !
and exercises In the morning. Miss Ne-
vada Grayson has been chosen Goddess I
of Liberty, Miss Lily Baker will recite '
the Declaration of Independence, and
Representative-Elect B. L. Eddy will de
liver the oration. In the afternoon there
will be sports and a ball game, and in
tho evening a display of fireworks.
Crushed by a SaiTlos and Doctor
Snid He Would Die.
ALBANY, Or., June 23. John Bavnou
was at work in a logging camp at Niag
ara, on the Corvallis & Eastern today,
when a log rolled over hlra. He was
taken through Albany tonight on his way
to his home at Jacksonville, and the at
tending physician said he would not live
until he reached there.
Forent Grove Men Interested.
FOREST GROVE, Or., June 23. This
vicinity has proved its interest in mlnlnig
by furnishing Its quqta to every recent
discovery Klondike, Bumpter, Southern
Oregon and Nome. 'The latest enterprise
to receive encouragement, from here is
the Juneau, which, was scheduled to sail
from Portland today, carrying a potato
cargo to Seattle, where the expedition
will cdmplete Its equipment Mayor
Frank T. Kane and Councilman J. S.
Buxton are each one-eighth Owners, while
Mr. Lacy will sail as assistant engineer
and Fred Kane as purser.
Sale of a Saw Mill.
MARSHFIELD. Or., June 27. A rumor
is current that J. D. Spreckles Bros. Com
pany, of San Francisco, has purchased
the California Lumber Company's saw
mill, located about three miles north of
this place, and that they will proceed at
thirds crop of Fellenberg (Italian) prunes.
Many of the trees aro well loaded, and
the qucJlty -promises to ber fine. The out
put of the orchard should be, Mr. Bell
thinks, more than 1000 bushels.
Saturday Daniel Ross, employed In the
Nlxon logging camp near Peoria, Linn
County, sustained a severe injury- Cross
wise of his face, and' under his eye, thera
is a gash several inches long. A felled
tree bent a -sapling to the ground. Ros3
released the sapling and it struck him
In the face. He was Insensible for some
Belle-ves in Elght-Honr Day.
NEW YORK, June 2S. In looking over
the accounts of Columbia. University a
few days ago, President Lowe discovered
that the 24 men employed in the boiler
rooms and electrical power departments
were working 12-hour shifts. He gave or
ders at once to put the men on ah eight
hour 'shift without reducing -their pay,
and to employ one-third more -men at
once. Mr. Lowe Is a firm believer in the
justice and wisdom of an eight-hour day.
Knott Will Resign.
ATLANTA, GaT, June 28. A special to
the Constitution from Savannah says
It Is reported here that President Knott
of the Plant system, will resign the posi
tion to accept the presidency of a North
ern road. He was formerly -vice-president
of the Louisville & Nashville.
Japanese Said to Be Arming.
VANCOUVER. B. C, June 2S. The
Columbian, of New Westminster, has a
report that the Japanese fishermen of
Steveston are arming themselves with
rifles. Over 200 rifles have been bought
in Vancouver within a week'by Japanese.
Washington Notes.
Two cases of smallpox have been dis
covered at New Whatcom.
Tacoma received a Spanish cannon
Wednesday and will place it in the City
Whatcom County warrants represent
ing about 550,000 Indebtedness were called
In by the Treasurer Monday.
Harvest 13 on In earnest In the Walla
Walla Valley. Many machines went into
operation the first of the week.
An addition to cost J5OD0 will be erected
at the St Paul Episcopal school In Walla
Walla, work to commence In a few days.
The Scandinavian-American Bank of
Seattle will erect a new double block
shingle mill at Arlington. It is expected
to- have all the material on the ground
in 10 days.
The United States Marine Hospital au
thorities have issued an order that all
vessels returning from Alaska with sick
ness on board must stop at Port Town
send for inspection.
Dayton grain men and farmers have re
ceived four carloads of grain bags for
the crop now being harvested, three cars
coming from the penitentiary. This Is
the largest shipment of state bags ever
made to Dayton.
The Japanese must go at Mount Vernon.
This was the decision of a meeting of
about 103 business men, mechanics and la
boring men held Tuesday night Ever
since the introduction of Japanese section
hands there has been more or less hard
feeling, which culminated in the meeting
and subsequent action. After the meet
ing the men marched to the shack occu
pied by the foreigners and Informed
them that they must leave town, which
they did at once, hastily packing their be
longings. A new insect has attacked the pear
trees In the vicinity of Dixie. 10 miles
from Walla Walla, and considerable dam
age has been done during the past few
days. The leaves turn brown and ap
parently die rapidly, while the wood of
the tree shows an unhealthy tendency.
The fruit appears to feel the effect at
once and soon becomes soft and wizened.
Upon examination thereare seen thou
sands of small Insects working In and un
der the bark of the trees, taking the sap
away from the leaves and fruit
Rain Helped Wheat That Would
IIsvc Been Cat for Hay.
MONROE, Or., June 2S. The recent
rains have been of great value to the
ranchers and farmers alike in this sec
tion. The range has been greatly bene
fited on account of the new growth of
grass and other herbage, while the fields J
or growing grain have teen wonderfully
Improved. Fall-sown wheat, in a few
cases, was knocked down, but most of
the grain was caused to fill out and
make a fair crop, where, before the rain,
a decision to graze or cut for hay had
been made. Wild blackberries are a, won
derful crop. Every fence row, hedge and
fallen tree where a vine clings is dotted
with the luscious fruit, and the yield is
far In excess of that known In any other
An SO.OOO-bushel grain elevator and
wharf is being erected here at the head
of navigation on the Long Tom. It is the
intention to have it completed In time to
receive the 1900 crop. Henry Schuette has
the contract, nnd is assisted by a dozen
carpenters. An excavation 40xS0 feet Is
being made in the high bank for wharf
What Tronhle Over a Bill Cost Sweet
Home Storekeeper.
ALBANY, Or., June 28. Department No.
1 of the Circuit Court, adjourned this
noon, after a three and a half days' ses
sion. Of this all but one day was taken
up with two cases against J. Pj Hahn,
of Sweet Home, one bIng criminal. In
which he was convicted of simple as
sault, and the other civil, by A. L. Wed
dle. the man assaulted, for damages. The
court this morning sentenced the defend
ant to pay a fine of $300 and costs in
the former case, and the jury In tfte lat
ter case, after being out all night,
brought in a verdict for plaintiff, award
ing $675, which was compromised for $650,
all rights being waived. In October of
last year a difficulty in Hahn's store over
the settlement of an account resulted In
Hahn stabbing Weddle so severely that
for 30 days his life hung In tho balance,
but he finally recovered, and the two
cases were the result
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