Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, July 18, 1900, Page 4, Image 4

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T&ree Fusion Pnrtlea in Convention
At Pocatello Contest "Will Turn
on Steunenberff Issue.
BOISE, Idaho. July 17. The sixth state
convention or the Republican party of
Idaho convened today In the Columbia
Theater, with a splendid attendance. The
greatest enthusiasm signaled the opening
of the convention. Judge W. B. Heyburn
was made temporary chairman, and he
oeuverea an address that aroused the
delegates to the highest pitch. The usual
committees were appointed, and at the
afternoon session Charles I. Heltman, of
jEootenii Connty, was made permanent
chairman. 'After the disposal of some
routine business the convention ad
journed until tomorrow morning.
There Is nothing definite yet as to the
nominations beyond that of Secretary of
State, which Is conceded to the present
incumbent, M. Patrle The contest over
the nominations for Governor and Con
gressman waxed warm during the day,
and many combinations were suggested.
The feature of the day was the apparent
strength developed by John T. Morrison, 1
candidate for Congress. He was received
with great warmth by the delegates when
ie called the convention to order in the
capacity of state chairman. During the
day it was Insistently reported he was
in the lead, but this, of course, his oppo
nent did not concede. Late tonieht the
following looked like the probably suc
cessful ticket:
For Governor, Judge Standrod. of Ban
nock: for Congressman, John T. Morrison,
of Canyon; for Secretary of State, M.
Patrle, of Fremont: for Auditor. Harry J.
Syms. of Blmore: for Attorney-General,
Frank T. "Wyman. of Ada; for Supreme
Court Judge, Steele, of Latah; for Treas
urer,, George H. Kester, of Nez Perces.
The platform will be a strong indorse
ment of the Philadelphia platform and of
the Administration's policy.
Stennenbere'a FrlcntT Strons, and
Their Wtnnlnff "Will Spoil Fusion.
POCATELLO, Idalio. July 17. The three
.silver parties met In state convention here
today expecting to form a fusion and
,run a single ticket Neither has pro
gressed beyond temporary organization.
In the Democratic convention, K.
I. Perky was elected temporary
chairman, the committee on credentials
was appointed, and convention adjourned
until tomorrow. The only contest before
the committee is that from Shoshone
County. This decision will probably de
termine the control of the convention.
The Silver Republicans named J. J. Ben
nett, of Idaho Count, temporary chair
man, and adjourned until tomorrow. A.
2) McKlnley. of Shoshone, is temporary
chlirman of the Populist convention. The
convention is in session tonight, awaiting
the report from the credentials commit
tee, before which are two contests.
The question of fusion hinges upon the
action of the Democratic convention. If
it indorses Steunenberg, there will be no
fusion, for the Populists will not fuse
under that condition. The Tight in the
Democratic convention over Steunenberg
is very close. The Governor has the best
of It, and will likely win out. The anti
Steunenberg delegation from Shoshone
County is the regular one, but Steuncn
berg's' 'friends claim the primaries were
packed by the Populists.
no case: agaiast fletoiier.
SovDeeldes Jndge SIcBridc at Hllls
boro Judgment for Cost.
HILLSBORO, July 17. The demurrer to
the complaint in the case of John Hatch,
a minor, against S. W. Fletcher, of Mc
Coy, for 5SO00 damages, was argued In.
the Circuit Court today. This is the
case which resulted from the death of
Anna C Hatch, of Forest Grove, and
the plaintiff contends that Fletcher was
responsible Tor her death, and ho has
been actually damaged in the sum of
$3000, and asks for $5000, additional, as
vindictive damage,
The attorneys for Fletcher contended
that no cause of action existed: that if
any wrong was done to Mrs. Hatch, It
was with her consent, ana that in such
cases the law does not provide a right of
action in an heir or administrator. It
Is claimed that if any cause of action
existed it abated with the death of Mrs.
Hatch. As soon as the argument of coun
sel was heard, the court announced his
opinion, sustaining the demurrer, and
stating that the case did not admit of
amendment, dismissed the action, and
rendered judgment against the minor and
guardian for costs and -disbursements. No
summons was served upon Fletcher, and
he had voluntarily appeared In the action.
The Circuit Court today made an order
authorizing A. Hinman. assignee of tho
estate of Anton Pfannor, Insolvent, to re
tain $1200 as part compensation for his
services, and to pay S. B; Huston SISQO
as part compensation for his services
as attorney for tho assignee.
The following additional business was
Chafes Mitohell vs. R, B. Goodin, de
murrer argued and submitted; Bell Free
man vs. T. S. Cornelius, dismissed; J. W.
Shute vs. C. C. Perrine, dismissed; State
of Oregon vs. Charles De Lancy, Justice
ellowed -to append certificate to trans
cript; F. A. Bailey vs. Mary "Vinson and
Jennie Chapman, defendants allowed to
reply to answer of W. E. Smith; B. R.
Henry vs. Jennie Henry, divorce withheld
as evidence was Insufficient; W. D. Smith
vs. Washington County, action for Justice
fees, reoponed, rearranged and submitted.
Sawmill Hands Soagrht to Force Pay
ment of Some Old Claims.
INDEPENDENCE. Or.. July 17. There
was a small-sized strike at Claggetfs
Bawmlll last evening. In order to force
payment of claims alleged to be standing
against Mr. Claggett, incurred when he
was formerly .In business, the old em
ployes sought to stop the mill and file
mechanics' liens against It. At present
the mill is running under an arrangement
whereby F. A. Douty is furnishing the
logs and paying the hands, while sawing
on his logs. This seems to have been
satisfactory until yesterday, when the
hands struck for their old pay, demand
ing that Mr. Douty furnish it. This he
refused to do, and quietly went about
looking up a new crew. The old crew
soon saw their mistake, and acknowl
edged it, begging to be taken back again.
This was done, and peace and harmony
once more prevail, and the mill is saw
ing away as merrily as ever on lumber
destined for the Portland market.
A special engine and observation car
came through here yesterday evening,
bound for Dallas, by way of Monmouth.
In making the switch from the Southern
Pacific's main line to the motor track,
the engine, being large and heavy, did
not rospond to the sharp curve and went
off the track. After two hours of work
the englno was got back on the track
again, but too late to go through, as the
occupants of the car, being bridge in
spectors, must have daylight for their
work. The train and crew stopped here'
all night.
United States Naval Officers Who
Scelc DrydocU Site.
ASTORIA, Or., July 17. Captain Henry
Glass, U. S. N., and Lieutenant Philip
Andrews. U. S. N.. arrived in the city to
day to make an oxamlnation of the shore
of the Lower Columbia for, a suitable site
for a Government drydock. They were the
guests of the president of the Chamber of
Commerce at lunch, and this afternoon
were taken around the harbor In the
United States Quarantine steamer Elec
tric, as the guests of Dr. Hill Hastings.
They made a careful examination of the
harbor, and will submit their report to the
Secretary of the Navy. They refused to
express any opinion as to whether they
found a suitable location for a drydock.
John Gilmore was drowned on Sunday
last at A, Anderson's seining grounds.
Ho was in a fishboat with two other
men, when he fell overboard into six feot
of water and did not rise to the surface
again. His body was picked up on the
sands yesterday, near where he was
Hanged Himself Because of Finan
cial Difficulties A Second Snlcide.
-HILLSBORO. Or.. July 17. The life
less body of S. H. Humphreys, a prom
inent real estate broker of this city, was
found this morning hanging by a rope
from the limb of & small fir tree. He
closed his office yesterday as usual about
o P. M. and went home in apparently
good spirits. After supper he left the
house, saying he would take a short
walk. As he did not return, Mrs. Humph
reys became alarmed and sent "neighbors
to search for him. They found tho body
early this morning In a grove on the
outskirts of town.
From all indications, Humphreys had
procured a rope, walked to the plate
where the rash act was committed, and
deliberately climbed the tree, fastened the
rope and, placing the loop about his
neck, made the fatal plunge. An ex
amination by Dr. F. A. Bailey disclosed
the fact that the neck was broken.
Humphreys was guardian of Mrs.
Amanda Shipley, an insane ward, and
also administrator of the estate of the
late Judge Humphreys, his father. It is
thought that worry over the condition
of these estates and othor financial
troubles caused him to turn to suicide
as the speediest solution of the difficulty.
He was an Odd Fellow and a member
of the Christian Church of this city,
also belonging to the United Artisans, in
which lodge he carried $2000 insurance.
Humphreys was born in this county 49
years ago. He left a wife and six chil
dren, two grown. In the absence of Cor
oner Via, Justice Dandall summoned a
Jury and held an Inquest, which resulted
In a verdict of suicide.
Shot Himself Through the Head.
Ulrlch Pleper, a young man of Farming
ton, committed suicide last night by
shooting himself through the head with
a revolver. He had suffered three years
with consumption, and had been in a
despondent frame of mind for some time.
Ho lived three hours after the fatal shot
was fired.
Oreffon Notes.
The new wool-scouring mill at
Dalles reports a rush of work.
Deer are reported to be plentiful In
Coos County this season. They are fre
quently seen In bands of seven or eight.
Tho Roseburg Review Insists that Its
town ought to "aid In improving the
two thoroughfares that lead to Coob
Four fishermen of La Grande report
that they took 1200 trout from Catherine
Creek during a recent outing. Also, they
killed a bear.
Albany's members of the National
Guard are reported to have spent little
money at Salem, preferring to keep their
pay and take it home.
Tho Savings Bank building at Pendle
ton was flooded Sunday by the bursting
of a water pipe, and several offices were
given a thorough drenching.
A firm at Eugene recently engaged In
the business of curing meats. Tho man
ager says he will soon begin to buy all
pork products that may be offered, and
will sell direct to retailers.
Mrs. Annie McCormack died In La
Grande the evening of the 13th, aged H
years. She was an early pioneer and
leaves three ohlldren, James McCormack
Mrs. Clem McLaughlin and Mrs. E. O.
Mrs. J. S. Felton of Corvallls, whose
husband died some months ago, has been
endeavoring to support herself by raising
chickens, but is having hard luck. Of 300
fowls she has raised, thieves have stolen
all but three dozen.
The La Grande Journal reports that
the horde of Japanese who have been
working in the sugar-beet fields are now
leaving the county, most of them going
to Portland, while some take the eastern
route for various places."
By the upsetting of a wagon-load of hay
on Conley's ranch In Union County, on
the 13th, Arthur Mathews, the driver of
the team, was seriously Injured a pitch
fork "handle penetrating his bowels sev
eral Inches. His recovery Is doubtful.
Burglars are operating In Eastern Ore
gon towns. Baker City, Union and Pen
dleton have been visited, and now La
Grande reports five robberies in two
nights. The thieves were unfortunate in
the places they selected, and secured
very little booty.
W. O. Owen, a Government Inspector,
Is in Wallowa County, to examine some
recent surveys. He is accompanied by
men from Wyoming and South Dakota.
At Elgin they bought a wogan, four
horse team and pack outfit, and cm
ployed a cook for their trip.
Bandon expects soon to have a Sisters'
school. The main building will be 50x70
feet, two stories and basement. John
Lewis has donated a building site, and
the lumber for the structure Is given
by R. H. Rosa, Elbert Dyer and Edward
Fahy. The teachers are to come from a
Pennsylvania school.
Eugeno has an ordinance making It a
misdemeanor for a wood-sawyer to leave
sawdust on the street,. The operator of
thq steam saw is required "Immediately
to remove all sawdust or litter," under
penalty of a fine of ?5 to $10, whereas
any one who employs a hand-sawyer
must remove the dust or litter, under
like penalty.
S. L Thornton and party arrived In
Douglas County last Saturday with SOO
goats, which they drove from Redding,
Cai., having been on the road for 35
days. J. L Chapman also arrived with
1000 head from Lake County, California,
The RoBeburg Review says both drives
were very successful, and the. goats ar
rived in good condition.
The Coqullle Jlty Bulletin says the
farmers of Its region have recently been
troubled by insects that resemble the
army worm. They are reported In great
numbers on many farms, and do much
damage to potatoes, beets, cabbage and
clover. They even eat onions and "smart
weed." A specimen of the worm has
been sent to the Government Experiment
Station, together wfth a sample of its
work. In the hope of learning some means
of exterminating the pest.
La Grande expects that work will soon
be commenced on a new O. R. & N. de
pot at that place. The Journal says that
Its construction "will do away with the
annoyance that every one having busi
ness at the depot has been subjected to
in the past. The fact that there are
four tracks between the business portion
of the city and the depot, and that all
of these tracks are frequently occupied
by freight cars, accounts for a great deal
of profanity in this community, and Is
a daily Inconvenience to citizens and pas
sengers." The Salem Journal's editor writes to his
paper from Newport as follows: "From
out over the bar comes the booming of
the breakers, where tho never-ceasing
surf Is battering away the last vestiges
of the millions of dollars of jetties and
harbor Improvements. Only last Winter
the tramway on plies that reached from
the south beach up to deep water on the
bay was driven over to the other shore.
and is being sold for stovewood at $1 50 j
a cora. it cost the taxpayers a great
deal more than that before It became
driftwood. High' tides have carried away
some of the bulkheads and targe slices
of the main business street, but the bay
remains, and Ashing is better than ever
Financial Condition and Gain la
Membership In This and the. Cog
nate Order, Decree of Honor.
SALEM, Or., July 17. The freedom of I
the City of Sal em has been accorded to
the grand lodges of the Ancient Order
of United Workmen and Degree of Honor
of Oregon, now in annual session in this
city. Thousands of citizens gathered this j These reports cover periods not exactly
evening on Wilson avenue, and tendered j Coincident but extending over the year
the city's guests a warm reception. Band t ending about June 1, 1900. From the re
music and trick bicycle-riding supplied ports It appears that there are now In
tho entertainment, and ice cream and j the state 77 subordinate lodges of the De
cake were served in a large tent on the j gree of Honor, of which IS are newly or
avenue. Frank Davy, of Salem, made ganlzed. The total mombersTiIp on June
an address of welcome on behalf of the 1 1, 1S9. was 3223, and & year later It was
City of Salem and the Salem lodges. Re- 3. an increase of 10SS. In the benftfl-
I. " 3$&&X .v
SPOKANE. July 17. Samuol R. Stern, the newly electsd president of the Washington
Bar Association, was bom at Syracuse, N. T., July 7. 1S55. Ho was admitted to tho bar
April 4, 1S70, ana practiced at Syracuse until his removal to Spokane, In June, 1891. Ho
has held no public office, and has never been a candidate for office, excepting when first
admltlM to the bar, when ho was Assistant District Attorney of Onondaga County, New
York, but resigned after one year's sen-ice, as he found the duties of the office Interfered
with his practice. Ho Is a .member of tho law firm of Stem, Hamblen & Lund, of Spo
kane and engaged In general practice.
sponjes were made by Supreme Master
Workman W. A. Walker,, of Milwaukee,
Wis., and Mrs. Mamie Briggs, of Tho
The Grand Lodge of A- O. U. W.
convened this morning In the Supreme
Courtroom, about 190 delegates and mem-
bers being present, and Grand Master ,
Workman Feeney presiding. Superintend-
ent of Public Instruction J. H. Ackcrman.
delivered an address welcoming the visit
ing delegates to the capital city. He said,
in part:
"The hands which mark the progress
of the centuries on the great dial plate of
time never moves backward. Sometimes
they are in the shadow, sometimes in the
sunshlner the rising sun illumines, and
the darkness of night obscures them,
but the etornal pendulum swings with
equal beat, guided by his wisdom
From out whose hand
The centuries drop like grains of sand.
"In thlB spirit of progress, lot us tako
up the lesson of the hour. The crisis,
which Emerson says comes to a man
every day of his life, comes with cumu
lative force to men and women banded
together for the accomplishment of a
high purpose. It Is tradition that when
Christ was born in Bethlehem, the temple
of Janus was. closed at Rome, and that
throughout the civilized world there was
no clashing of arms nor marshaling of
armies.1 Peace held out her golden scep
ter, and lo! all the nations made haste
to kiss it.
"The A. O. U. W. is fighting for Its
proper place in the line of battle set
ages ago, with God and the dearest rights
of man on one side and cruelty, mean
nessvsordldness and every form of vice on
the other. The order in Oregon has en
tered very largely In the last year, into
the progressive spirit which characterizes
lodge circles."
After reviewing tho good accomplished
by the order. Professor Ackerman closed
with a hearty greeting to the visitors.
creatlng a laugh by telling a witty story
and giving the guests a welcome "to
our .Reform School, Insane Asylum and
Grand Representative W. M. Colvlg, of
Jacksonville, responded to the address of
welcome. He said that it was appro
priate that these bodies should gather
in the halls of state to transact their an
nual business, for, although they could
not legislate for the whole people, they
had come together to make laws govern
ing important interests of 9500 of the most
representative people In every section of
the state, and distributing millions of
dollars to widows and orphans, thus re
lieving the Government of burdens it
otherwise must bear. He said that the
order was established in Oregon in 1S79,
since which time 891 full rate members
have died, and $1,782,000 has been paid to
those relatives of the deceased who need
ed it most. He urged each member of
the grand lodge to rise above all local
or selfish motives and to take a broad
View of the wants and necessities of the
whole jurisdiction, governing their acts
by the broadest spirit of fraternity. He
thanked tho people of Salem for their
kind Invitation to meet In their city,
which Invitation enabled the grand lodges
to convene in the best halls in which
they had ever met. He expressed assur- 1
ance mat an tne visiting delegates would
long entertain pleasant memories of tho
Following the addresses, the new mem
bers of the grand lodge were Initiated;
temporary committees were annntntmi
and official reports were received. The 1
financial statement shows the following:
lienerai iuna j
Receipts J 31.20S ES
DlshursGmanti ! cm 1
-?,u to I
Amount on hand May 31, 1900...; LG75 90
Beneficiary fund
Receipts 5154;237 S3
Disbursements 145,169 4S
Amount on hand May 31, 190O...J S.05S 35
Relief fund
Receipts J lLfSS 33
Disbursements 1L395 90
On hand May 3L 1900
Tho report on membership shows that
last year there were a total of S109 mem
bers of the order in the state, and that
ih& total membership now is 93)5, or an
Increase of 1255. Tho average age of mem
bers this year is 33.03 years, against 4LW
years last year. There have been 70
deaths during the year, the average age
at death being 4S3t years; average dura
tion of membership, 10 years. There are
125 lodges, of which 10 were organized
within the last year.
The Dcgrree of Honor.
The Grand Lodge of the Degree of
Honor of Oregon convened in annual ses
sion in tho Senate chamber at the capltol
this forenoon. Grand Chief of Honor
Mrs. Haggle A. Barker presiding. At the
opening. Supreme Master Workman
"Walker and Past Grand Master Work
men Hare and Hawthorne were present
ana maao short addresses. Immediately
after the retirement of theso visitors the
annual reports of officers were received.
clary department there was last year a
membership of 97S, while this year's re
port shows a membership of 1218 an In
crease of 240.
The financial statements show tho fol
lowing cpndltlon of the iodge funds:
uenerai fun
Balance on hand $ 157 6
Collections from lodges ,.. 3,262 R5
500 00
Total receipts $350 71
Disbursements 3,541 44
. Balance on hand $ 409 27
Beneficiary fund
Balance on hand $ 933 10
Remitted to correct error 70
Collections from subordinate
lodges 7,739 15
Total receipts s,674 95
Disbursements 8,427 40
Balance on hand $ 547 55
Commenting on tho financial statement
tho financo committee says:
"We realize where our financial help
came from the past year it came from
the raising of thev per capita tax, and
we earnestly recommend that the per cap
ita tax be not reduced at this session."
The report of Grand Medical Examiner
N. L. Lee shows that during the year 352
applications have been received, 22 re
jected and 332 approved, the average age
of applicants for the year being 32 years.
Seven deaths have occurred during tne
The grand lodges of both bodies have
spent most of the day In preliminary
work. The Workmen have raised the
per capita tax on subordinate lodges from
J175 to 51 SO per year, payable monthly.
Tho Degree of Honor left tho per capita
tax at $L
Professor Craivford, Who Has Much
Teaching? Experience.
SILVERTON. Or.. July 17. W. J. Craw-
rd, A. M., the newly elected principal
of ,the Sllverton public school, is well
known In educational work. For five
years he was principal of the academic
department of McMInnville College. He
was principal and superintendent of Al-
W. J. Crairford.
bany public schools 1R91-9I: was principal
In ficlo, 1S35-97, and has just completed
a three years' term as orlnoloal In th
cIty sc10013 Salem. To him belongs
fc"c uui ui graauaunp tne nrst class
ln the academic department of McMlnn-
vlit rviii&e n f u ..t.n. 1 .
"- ww..i.ev., uuu. ,u mo jiuuui; SCUOOIS
of McMInnville. Medford, Albany and
Sclo. The School Board proposes to add
the ninth and tenth grades to the gram
mar grades already taught In the Silver
ton school under Professor Crawford.
Professor Crawford Is a writer of recog
nized ability. He is also a singer and
composer of music for rchools.
RHer Postofllce Changed.
WASHINGTON, July 13. The postofflce
at Riley, Harney County, Oregon, has
been moved four miles to the west, with
out any change of Postmasters,
Sl f
JUL? 18, 1900.
Some, of, the Great v3IInesof. Eastern
Oregon Prices. Moderating .and
Dealing Is Possible.
LAWTON, On, July To The excellent
weather and the good roads have given
an Impetus to mining and prospecting
m this section of Eastern Oroeon. which
accounts largely for the quietness in thel
various towns. The mountains are fair
ly alive with people, and the work being
done Is confined to no particular locality.
There Is no excitement vislblo anywhere.
Just hard, quiet work is going On. Sev
eral months ago, before the snow was
off the ground. It was almost impossible
to purchase a producing mine at any
price, and prospects with little develop
ment work and hardly anything In sight
were sold at high figures. It Is needless
to say, very few sales resulted.
There were many men In here, too, from
tho outside world, some of them repre
senting large capital, but they went away
disgusted. Things have changed some
what. The minors finding that outsiders
would not bite, have become more reason
able -In their domands. with the result
that during the past two weeks several
properties have changed hands, most of
them on reasonable working bonds, while
several others are under way.
This town of Lawton is ono of the
youngest In the state, having been born
on tho 12th of March, when the location
stakes were set. It contains now more
than a dozen large framo buildings, be
sides several tents; has a postofflce and
weekly newspaper, and from Its location
looks as though It had a future. It is
situated near the junction of Granite and
Clear Creeks, and is IS miles from Sump
ter, and two miles from the old town, of
Granite, where placer-mining began In
1S62, and from which In a small area,
over 5500.W0 in dust and nuggets were
Situated two miles from Lawton and
near the junction of Congo and Clear
Creeks, is the famous Red Boy mine,
whose history Is most interesting. There
were a number of failures beforo suc
cess crowned the efforts of its present
owners. It was-not. until ono of the In
dividuals now Interested in It succeeded
after various vicissitudes In putting In a
Crawford mill that it began to pay. Its
capacity was only 10 tons of ore per day,
and yet, with careful management, the
mine produced In the space of a year
about $100,090.
This marked tho turn in tho tide of
fortune for Its owners. Without any
outsldo help tho property has paid for all
tho development that has slnco been done,
besides the erection of a 20-stamp mill
and cyanide plant. It Is one of the best
equipped mines In Oregon, and would be
a credit to nny mining country. About
63 men are employed,, and 00 tons of $13
ore are milled per day. Nearly all work
done thus far has been by tunnel, and
the reduction plant Is conducted by water
power, insuring easy and cheap mining
and small cost for reduction.
The site for a new shafthouse has been
hewn out qf tho solid rock In the moun
tain side, and it will accommodate a
main building 43x200 feet, with smaller
buildings beside. The shaft, which Is
7x17 feet, has been begun, and when com
pleted, will have three compartments.
Engines, pumps, hoists, air compressors
and a full equipment has lieen purchased
and will be under way as soon as things
aro in readin6ss at the mine. It is said
the equipment will cost $150,000. Tho
shaft Is to bo put down 1000 feet, and still
further If conditions warrant it At a
depth ot 500 feet from the lowest level
affofher tunnel will bo run to tap both
tbe oGlden Monarch and' Red Boy ledges.
The success which has-attended the. de
velopment of this splendid property has
stimulated others In the immediate vi
cinity, and good work Is being dpne on
all sides of it, Tho May Queen, on the
north, is doing good work, while the Con
cord Gold Mining Company, on the west.
Is working three shifts, or 12 men. It
owns DO acres of ground adjoining the
Red Boy, on the west. The company
was organized In March last, and has
constructed a 500-foot crosscut tunnel.
They are now1 In on the vein 300 feet in
good ore. The main vein, which shows
large surface outcropplngs, will be cut
within the next 200 feet. It is an Oregon
corporation, and the money developing
this property is Oregon money. C. B.
Wade, cashier of the First National Bank,
of Pendleton, is president; J. H. Rob
bins, president of the First Bank of
Sumpter, Is vice-president and treas
urer, and J. A, Howard is secretary.
South of tho Red Boy and Concord
mines and Just across Congo creek. Is
the Chelan group, also being developed
by an Oregon syndicate. W. D. Hurd,
of Portland, and C L. Peyton and asso
ciates, of Chicago, are opening up this
property. Work was begun Jast March,
and a tunnel 350 feet In length has been
run, which has cut through 2o feet of ore
assaying $S to $20 per ton.
Two .miles south of the Red Boy, with
Clear Creek on one side and Olivo Creek
on the other. Is situated the little town
of Alamo. It Is still in an embryotic
state, containing one hotel, one store and
one saloon. Within a radius of two
miles from Alamo much work is being
done, and excellent showings are made.
Two or three hundred yards from town
and on the west side of Clear Creek, the
St. Anthony Gold Mining & Milling Com
pany, composed of Milwaukee capital,
under the management of Dr. L. G.
Wheeler, Is developing six claims by run
ning a tunnel to intersect the property.
When in 40 feet An oro body was encoun
tered 00 feet wide, which assayed $3 to $1S
per ton. Then 40 feet of country rock
were passed through, when another oro
body 40 feet wide, assaying $7 to $12, was
cut. Again 50 feet of barren rock was
passed through, and the third ore body
found, which is at present 110 feet wide,
with the other wall not In sight, which
assays $5 to $22. It may bo stated that
the books of the company are closed, and
tnere is no stock for sale.
Furttier up Clear Creek, J. W. Carr and
S. M. Ferris, Jr., two old-timers from
Cripple Creek, have purchased the Ashley
group, a mill run from which, taken to
Baker City, showed $16 40. Near by the
Bonanza Company is developing the
Butcher Boy.
Within a mile of Alamo is the Quebec
property, which has been worked for the
past four years. An 800-foot tunnel has
been run. The owners are Allison, Mc
Gregor & Young, contractors, of Salt
Lake City, although -the property Is at
present under bond.
Tho Little Giant, situated five miles
away, has had much work done on It,
and a 20-stamp mill was in course of con
struction when litigation put a temporary
stop to it N
Three miles north of Lawton are situ
ated the well-known Cotigar mine, owned
by J. W. Larkln, and others. This is
ono of the largest and most promising
properties In Oregon. A cyanide plant
handles the ores. About the same dis
tance from Lawton Is the Magnolia mine
and well-equipped 10-stamp mill, which
would be in operation but for the tem
porary embarrassment of a well-known
promoter, who had control of the prop
erty when it was shut down.
Inasmuch as the snow does not begin to,
fall here before Thanksgiving, there is
still plenty of time for some of the prom
ising prospects to become producing
mines before Winter sets In.
Thirty-four Still In the Hospital, and
Some Mar Die.
TACOMA, July 17. Tacoma hospitals
stlU contain 3i victims of the street
car catastrophe. Two or three of them
may yet die, though hope" of their re
covery is still entertained. J. A. Lyberg
has scarcely changed in his condition
. :-.(H Mark;;,
indicates purity and perfection in brew
ing. It has been used on more bottles :
than any other label in the world. It is.
found orily on the famous bottling of
Anheuser-Busch Brewing Ass'n
St. Louis, U. S. A.
brewers of the original Budweiser, Faust, Michelob, Anheuser-Standard.
Eale-Lager, Export PaTe, Black & Tan, Exquisite and Malt-Nutrine.
for the past 10 days, and still lies with
the chances even, for recovery- and death.
William Hoffman has grown worse. He
is badly hurt Internally, and In addi
tion has several broken bones. Robert
Hannah, is still tossing restlessly on his
cot occasionally regaining consciousness
when addressed, bufimmedlately lapsing
Into unconsciousnoss. The condition of
tho most seriously Injured women, three
of whom were not expected, at first, to
recover, Is now more encouraging. Mrs.
Swanson, probably the most seriously In
jured of all, speaks occasionally to her
waiting husband, but If she recovers, It
Is probable her left side will always "be
As a Rcsnlt, Hnjr Brings, Small Price
Beat Cropjl Cheat.
MONROE, Or.. July 17. Harvesting has
I begun In earnest In this locality. Very
row crops are In good shape, tho latest
trouble to show Itself being a failure of
large portions of the wheat crops to fill.
Several hundred acres of oats and wheat
have beep cut for hay, since it became
known that they would not come up to
the average yield If threshed.
Hay has been a heavy crop, and hun
dreds of tons are still standing shocked
In the field. The average price asked
for loose hay Is $3 per ton, and even this
small charge will be lowered before tho
end of the week.
On account of the short crop prospects,
a number of owners of threshing outfits
will leave their machlnerV in the .sheda
this season. Waggoner Bros., who last
year threshed some 50,000 bushels of grain,
will allow their outfit to bo idle this
Summer and hire other machines to
thresh what part of their crops they may
harvest. The only large yield which they
expect will be from a ICO-acre tract of
cheat, the outlook for which Is bright.
The yield Is expected to exceed 30 bushels
per acre.
Lane Conntr Wheat Poor.
EUGENE, July 17. The grain harvest
In Lane County Is now fully on, and the
wheat farmers are very much discour
aged over the prospects of a poor yield.
It Is settled that the farmers wlir not
get more ihan half the yield they had
expected, and in some Instances the crop
Is almost a failure. Some fields that have
been cut show very small heads poorly
filled, and In a few instances threshing
has been done, and In such cases the yield
has been decidedly poor. Various insect
pests have been at work, and have been
'doing much damage. Some, farmers have
been reporting the Hessian fly doing great
damage for several weeks past, and dur
ing the last week or 10 days reports have
beca quite general of great damage from
tho ravages of the green whea.t aphis.
This little pest seems to have fastened
Itself upon wheat field"? In such numbers
that it can be found sipping the life from
nearly every stalk.
Hnrveit Better Than "Was Expected.
AMITY, Or., July 17. Harvest has be
gun in this section, and in a few days
will havo become general. The crop will
bo better than was expected before tho
late rains, but will be still below the
average. Spring whoat and oats will he
good. Apples are coming on well, and a
large crop will be gathered. Other fruit
Is poor. There are at least eight thresh
ing machines within a radius of five
miles of this place, nearly all new. There
Is a question as to whether there will be
men enough to furnish crews for them.
Ordinance Introduced in Vancouver
Council The Street Pavement.
VANCOUVER, Wash., July 17. At the
regular meeting of tho City Council last
evening an ordinance was Introduced at
the request of Councilman Schofield, pro
viding for the licensing of slot machines.
Tho license foe Is placed at $-1 for each
machine After passing the first and sec
ond readings, the ordinance was referred
to City Attorney Stapleton.
Contractor Weston was granted an ex
tension of two weeks in addition to the
75 days provided for by his contract for
the completion of the Main-street pave
ment. The delay of the work, the con
tractor explained, was duo to his inability
for some time to get lumber. Better ar
rangements have been made In that par
ticular, and the work is now going for
ward quite satisfactorily.
Chehalln Proposes Hlsh License.
CHBHALIS. Wash., July 17. At tho
meeting of the City Council held last
night an ordinance was introduced pro
viding for a $1000 saloon license In Che
halls. The license Is now $500, and there
aro four saloons. The license Is a reve
nue measure, and It is believed that at
least three of the saloons will run and
pay the $1000 license.
An ordinance providing for an occu
pation tax was .also Introduced. The
highest tax under this ordlnnnce will be
$0) per annum and the lowest $25.
Other measures are before the Coun
cil providing for the building of more
good streets, one of which will be of
crushed rock and the remainder plank.
"Whitman County Popullat.
COLFAX, Wash., July 17. The Popu
list convention made the following nomi
nations for Whitman County today:
Superior Judge, William McDonald:
Sheriff, Robert H. Matlock: Prosecuting
Attorney, Victor E. Bull; Treasurer, C.
E. Wllloughby: Auditor. Mark Davis;
Clerk, Fred C. Dorcmus; School Superin
tendent, E. R. McCorey; Assessor. W. T-'
Walker; Survoyor, Barmon Scott; Coro
ner, John Bach: State Senator, James
A. Walters; Representatives. Benjamin
W. Powers, A. J. Stone, J. H. St. Law
rence, J. B. Hicks; Counts Commis
sioners, Dr. A. J. Halzcr, C E. Hunton.
Three Held for Burglary.
KALAMA. Wash.. July 17. Joseph
Stock. Charles Lunahan and Harry Mor
ris, charged with burglary, were given a
preliminary hearing in Justice Smith's
court last nlgh.t, and held for trial in
the Superior Court. The bonds of Stock
and Lurnahan were fixed at $C00 each;
Morris' bond was but $200. .The last
nam' is now out on bail.
Xorthvrest Pensions.
WASHINGTON, July 12. Pensions have
been granted as follows:
Oregon Additional, Marion H. Parker,
Greenville. $8; original widows, etc., mi
nor of William H. Crosley, Forest Grove,
$10; war with Spain, reissue, special act
June 27, Jacob C. Bins, The Dalles, $10.
Washington Senewal, Charles H.
Ebert. Tacoma. $S: original widows, etc.,
minors of Potter William Gannon. Kent.
$12; Anna J. Coates. Yelm. $S; Mexican
War wfdows, special act June 27, Nancy
P. Cook; Sedro Wbolley, $S".
Idaho Additional. Vincent P. Brown,
Newport, $S; drlglnal widows, etc., Mar
garet Vanorman, Bennington, $8.
Mining? Stoclc Quotations.
Following aro the" transactions at the Orejroa
Mining StoJk Exchange yesterday:
Bid. Asked.
Adams Mountain $000 05- S0O0'0i&
Buffalo t i 2
Fouts Dredclnc Co. 10O 00 Jft? no
joia tun & Boaemia
Gold Hill High Line Ditch
Golden Slipper
Goldstone Consolidated ...
Helena No. 2
Lot Horsp
Mar Queen
Sumster Free Gold
a4 20
Mil- 30
2 3
2)s 25
4 10
1 ,a
Adams Mountain lOOOeharos ac" 5U
" - ; luooatoOVfr
000 at 30i
Helena No. 2
3000 at 3',,
Lost Horse 2500 at 2
May Queen 10000 at 2ia
The Oregon Mining Stock Exchange. In addi
tion to the regular call today at 11:43 A. M..
will hold an evening call at 8 o'clock. Ladies
and thoir xr!end3 invited.
SPOKANE, July 17. The closing bids for
mining: stocks today were:
Blacktnll SO lUiirrlncess Maud.. $002
Doer Trail Con..
iy ijuup , 15
S JHamblcr Cariboo 22
C-s! Kepubllc 86
12Va Reservation 8
D j Rowland Giant.. 1'4
53 Sullivan 9
3 Tom Thumb .... 18
2 J Kemp Komar.... 1$J
Evening Star...
Ooldcn Harvest.
I. X. L
Lon& Pine Rurp.
JUWmt. Lion ...
Morn. Glory.
Noblo Five
SAN FRANCISCO July 17. The official clos
ing quotations for mining stocks today were:
Alta $D OfiJ Justice $0 03
Alpha Con 4,Mcxlcan 15
Andes 4 Occidental Con .. T
Eelcber 14Ophlr CT
B?t & Belcher... 21 Overman 12
Bullion 3Potol - 13
Caledonia STJSavage 15
Challenge Con ... 12SDg. Belcher 3
Chollar 17 Sierra Nevada ... 25
Confidence 70' Sliver Hill 48
Crown Point .... 12! Standard 4 10
Exchequer I, Union Con 13
Gould & Curry...
Hale & Norcross..
2 1 Utah Con
22;yollow Jacket
BOSTON. July 17. Closing quotations:
Allouez M. Co..$0 01 I Osceola $0 G4&
Amal. Copper
8Sh!Parrott 39fc
Atlantic .-
Boston. & Mont
Butfe & postoh
3afc &"Hecla...,
Centennial ...
2J iQumcy ... 14
3.0S ISanta Fe. Copper 4J
63 f Tamarack ...... 1 00
7 30 Utah Mining ..Tv27
17 IWlnona 24
12,VoIeriaea ...... 48$i
closed as follows:
-Mining stocks today
Chollar $0 13' Ontario $0 00
Con. Cal. & Va... 1 40Plymouth 10
Deadwood 40. Quicksilver ...... 150
Coukl & Chxtv... 21 16 pref 7 00
Hale & Norcross... 20ISIerra Nevada ... 22
Homdtake 50 tx)' Standard 4 00
Iron Silver 52! Union Con Z 17
Mexican 13 Yellow Jacket .... 10
Ophlr 05
1Vnhino;ton Noten.
A hay warehouse, 32x70 feet, 16 feot
high. Is being built at-Palouse.
King County Is said to furnish1 One
fourth the inmates of the Walla Walla
Walla Walla boasts of shipping 50 car
loads of fruit and vegetables the past
two weeks.
A feature of Washington's state fair
will be a Pythian competitive drill, on
September 26, for a prize of $C00.
John F. Fuller has started from Col
fax to Honolulu to accept a Govern
ment positron In the postal service.
Washington railroads are following a
rule that no packages weighing more
than 2S0 pounds will be accepted or
checked as baggage.
Deposits In Walla Walla's banks reach
$1.4.00,000; In the Spokane banks, $5,000,000.
Othor Eastern Washington centers are
similarly well supplied with money
E. C. Perry, of Colfax, had three neigh
bors arrested on a charge of threatening
to do him great bodily harm. He failed
to make the charge stick and was taxed
the'eosts. amounting to $70.
Mfs. Frances Bender, wife of H. A.
Bender, died Sunday evening at her home,
six miles west of Walla Walla', at the
age of CI. A husband and four children
survive her. The children are: Leonard
Bender, of Pendleton; Charles Bender,
of Walla Walla; Mrs. O. J. Croup, and
Mrs. William Cauvel, both of Walla
Woman with pale, colorless faces, who
feel weak and discouraged will receive
both mental and bodily vigor by usi.ig
Carter's Little Liver Pills.
The Colored Specialist
Has opened up his office at 225 Hall
street, corner Second, "and w4H sell his
medicine as usual. Medicines for all
kinds of chronic diseases. ,
The Oregon Mining ;
Stock Exchange
Auditorium, Chamber of Commerce Bidg.,
i. O. box 679. Portland; Or.
Tolcphone Main 310.
J. E. Haseltine. Pres.; David Goodssll Treaa.'
F. J. Hard. Sec.
Director L. G. ClarJe. J. E Haseltine, Da
vid Goodseil. P. J. .dennlngs, I. G. Davidson.
F. V. Drake, E. A. sHem.
owas four flrst-class, quartx mining proper
ties, thw of them, embracing nice claims.
btng in the Gold Hill mining district. Jack
son County. Oregon; and one of them, era
bracing seven claims, being Jn the very
heart, of the Bohemia raraipg camp. Capital
stock. $100.000 00; 40 uer cent of stock in
treasury; all j.romotcrs' stock pooled. LUtcd
with th Oregon Mining Stock Exchange.- In
vestigate. Davidson, Ward & Co., (members
of tho Oregon Mining Stock Exchange) ,-40
. Chamber of Commerce. Phone Clay 833.