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J 'UM.N'U iiwl)MA. I'KUJAV, ALUlSr 3, 1U0D
FIGHT IN SEATTLE
Frink Has Votes but Oppo
nents Have Officers.
REST DAY A CONTINUOUS ROW
The Hemes - Guie Faction Holds Its
Ground sad the Others May At
tempt Force Today.
SEATTLE, "Wash., aW 2- A wild and
disorderly struggle for control between
the Humes-Guie and the Frink forces all
hut caused the Republican County Con
vention today to break up In a riot.
The Humes-Gule people captured the tem
porary organization by the election of
Frank P. Lewis as chairman over Samuel
H. Piles, but the Frink followers raised
the cry of fraud and persisted throughout
the day in a desperate attempt to unseat
Xiewls and install his opponent. For
two hours this morning, and for a similar
period this afternoon the fight was main
tained, and when the convention was de
clared adjourned. Temporary Chairman
Lewis still held the fort.
The scenes in the convention hall today
-were almost an exact parallel to the
Multnomah County Republican Conven
tion of JS&6, except that nobody bolted.
It developed that the Frink people had a
small apparent majority of the conven
tion, but what they will do with it and
how they are to overcome the advantage
of the Guie-Humes element is a problem
they must yet work out.
The convention was called to order a
little after 31 o'clock by Chairman Knick
erbocker, of the county committee. The
-vote for temporary chairman was taken
and the result was announced by 'Bert
Taylor, a volunteer reading clerk, as 2225
for Lewis and 227V4 for Piles. Chairman
Knickerbocker promptly declared Lewis
elected. Unofficial figures vary. Some
say that Piles had a real majority of
seven, and others that Lewis' actual ma
jority was only two. All agree that an
error was made, inasmuch as the an
nounced total is four more than the dele
sates actually elected to the convention.
"When Knickerbocker declared Lewis
elected, ex-Governor McGraw came
storming down the aisle, his face aflame,
yelling at the top of his -voice for a re
count. Knickerbocker Ignored him, and
McGraw yelled at his loudest, but which
could not be heard three feet away from
In the midst of the tumult, Mr. Lewis
made his way toward the platform. Sev
eral excited Frink delegates tried to pre
vent his reaching it, but he pushed
through the struggling crowd and onto
the platform. It was 10 minutes before
quiet could be restored, and then Lewis
made a speech.
"Some gentlemen." he said, "have sug
gested to me that I do not accept the
position under the circumstances. All I
have to say is that the honorable chair
man of the county committee has de
clared me elected and I cannot go be
hind the returns."
After a tribute to McKlriley and Roose
velt, Xiewlg thanked the convention foi
selecting him as its temporary chairman,
which evoked hoots from the Frink men.
A delegate moved that a recount of the
ballot he had, and Lewis ruled the mo
tion out of .order. The riot broke out
again, this time fiercer than before. The
whole convention stood on chairs howling
Will Morris appealed from the decision
of the chair, but Lewis overruled him
and recognized John E. Humphries, who
made a motion that the three usual com
mittees be appointed. Jones, of the Sev
enth ward, moved to lay the motion on
the table, and once more the chairman
ruled the motion out of order. "I ap
peal from the last decision of the chair,"
yelled Delegate Morris, "and demand a
roll call on the appeal."
By this time the whole convention was
again massed around the chairman, who
was white to the roots of his hair. Dr.
Samuel Burdette, a burly colored dele
gate from the Second ward, moved to
adjourn. The motion was voted down,
and the roil call on Morris' appeal was
taken. Several times it was interrupted
by shouting. The roll call showed that
the chair's decision had been reversed
by a vote of 230 2-3 to 218 1-3.
For five minutes the Frink supporters
made a deafening noise, in the midst of
whioh Sam Piles climbed up on a seat
and made a fiery speech.
"I am a Republican," he shouted, "I
have fought the battles of the party for
years, and I have fought for the men
who counted me out it thl3 convention
(yells from the Frink men and hoots and
hisses from the Humes-Gule supporters').
For all the money in the world, for tho
honor of my little children. I would not
stand In the position of the man who
claims to be chairman of this convention.
This roll call shows that he was not
elected and that he is a usurper."
In the midst of this harangue a mo
tion was made to adjaurn, and Lewis,
still firm, declared it carried. Tho dele
gates filed out of the hall, and the first
session was over.
The convention adjourned till 2 o'clock,
but it was 4 before Lewis called to order.
The time meanwhile had been spent In
Aain attempts to patch tip a peace. "The
Frink people at once renewed their effort
to have "Lewis yield, but he declared that
ho had in good faith taken his place as
temporary chairman and the convention
had no ether business but to proceed to
regular organization. He would not yield
to a demand for a recount or consent to
have his title to the temporary chairman
ship questioned. Various motions were
made and it developed on one of them
that the Fink people had made some
accessions, reaching 212 2-3 votes.
The tactics of the Frink faction were to
nefuse t proceed until Lewis was un
seated, and of the opposition to force the
usual procedure on the basis of the tem
porary organization. Finally, about 6
o clock. Chairman Lewis entertained a
motion to adjourn and declared the con
vention adjourned till tomorrow at 9
The Frink people held a mass conven
tion tonight aad denounced the action of
the Humes Guie faction. They may try
tomorrow t take the convention by
Officer TaVen From Portland to Fit
Out Transport at San Francisco.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2. Captain. Jo
seph Gibbon, Jr., in the Quartermaster's
fflce at Portland has been ordered to
San Francisco for immediate assignment
to duty as Quartermaster and acting com
missary on the transport Rosecrans,
Vihlch has just returned from Cape Nome.
Chaplain Cephas C. Bateman has been
temporarily assigned to Fort Wright,
Mrs. Mary C. Theicz has been appointed
matron at the Chemawa Indian school, at
5720 per year.
The Pfanner 'Estate.
FOREST GROVE, Or., Aug. 2. The div
idend of 3 per cent ordered paid on the
Pfanner estate at the July term of court
is now being disbursed by the assignee,
A. Hinman. ThT5 makes S per cent of
the whole amount to be received byHhe
creditors. The total liabilities were about
540.000. There were about 510.O00 of pre
ferred claims, and the cost of adminis
tration, has been over $4100.
Vamhill's Tax Collections.
M'MINNVILLE, Aug. 2. The total tax
roll for Yamhill for 1829. including city
and school, amounted to 5102,286 27. Of
this amount, 527,518 94 has been collected
up to date. There has been paid on the
state tax 518,574 64. The county is in a
good condition, warrants of any consid
erable amount selling readily at a slight
Rural Delivery From Dnfnr.
WASHINGTON", Aug. 2. The Postof
flce Department has established free ru
ral delivery service to begin in August at
Governor, Geer carries 52000 of life In
surance. Reed Moore has been held in 5500 bonds
at "La Grande to answer to the charge of
At Eugene. Eli Bangs and John Stew
art have sold 50 horses to Government
Barbers do not go to the Coast for
their health. At Taquina, they charge
25 cents for a- shave. - - -
John Whitaker. a well-known Benton
County hopjrower, estimates Oregon s
hop crop this year at 45,000 bales little
more than half last year's crop.
In celebration of good times, the peo
ple of Eagle Valley, In Union County,
will hold a Harvest Home picnic at
Swisher's Grove, August 21 and 22.
Albany does not know what to do for
maintenance of her "public utility," tho
big bridge across the Wilamette. It has
proven a veritable "white elephant."
Stayton has received its first wheat of
the season. It is from a farm that us
ually yields 30 or more bushels per acre.
This year the yelld Is but 11 "bushels.
William Carey, foreman at the Miller
& Carey sawmill, 15 miles from Drewsey,
Malheur County, fell on the running saw
Sunday evening and was Instantly killed.
Lee Wilson's house, at White CIouJ,
was burned a few days ago. He and ht3
wife were away, but his children and
some passing teamsters saved furniture
and various articles.
Election betting has begun. At The
Dalles, C. W. Halght wagers a gold
"twenty" against 200 pounds of pork with
John Roth, of Klngsley, that McKinley
will succeed himself.
A Salem stock-buyer says he does not
find more hogs in the country than he
did last year, though it would seem that
farmers should raise more of them jiow
that there has come increased activity
An Oakville correspondent, of the Al
bany Democrat says "that China pheas
ants are more numerous than they have
ever been in the valley. This year's
chicks are about full-grown and can be
seen in large bands."
Two Portland men arrived here Satur
day evening by train and left the next
morning for a mountain trip, says the
Lebanon Express-Advance. They brought
with them two burros, on which they
packed their outfit, and the men walked.
Tho Identity of "the man with the linen
duster" one of three who attempted to
take Bowlin from his home at Wcstop In
the night is a great mystery in Umatilla
County, and promises to be as unfath
omable ps the name of "the man who
struck Billy Patterson."'
Ell Bangs has secured the contract for
carrying the mall between Eugene ana
Florence at $3000 a year. The contract
was originally let to a Kentucky firm,
but was abrogated at a loss to the Gov
ernment, and the agent says no more
contracts will be let to men outside of
Investigation by the Coroner of Doug
las County, as to tho death .of George
Robinson, resulted In a finding by the
jury that it was "due to acute.perltonltis,
caused by the over-Indulgence of intox
icating llQUors." Shortly before his
death he had alleged that three men as
saulted and robbed him.
A big enterprise Is being Inaugurated
at Winchester, five miles north of Rose
burg. There is a splendid water power
at that place and It Is now proposed to
utilize It In various ways. A water and
light system for Roseburg will be one of
the enterprises taken In hand by the
company, just incorporated, "with a capi
tal of $130,000, and a large sawmill will
Near Lostlne, a farmer was moving
hogs In a lane, from one pasture to an
other at night Two traveling men. C
R. Mills and A. T. Swanson, were driv
ing along, and the farmer, not wanting
his hogs scattered, called to them, ''Hold
up." Thinking they were in for a hold
up, they lashed their horses, to escape
the highway vllllans, and scattered the
hogs, while the farmer "expressed him
self In robust English about their timid
ity. The Pendleton East Oregonlan says
that combination threshing outfits this
year have not seemingly been as popular
as heretofore, owing to a well-grounded
belief among farmers that combines leave
the ground in a foul condition, much
more so than when the harvesting Is
done with header and separator. But
trouble in securing men has caused the
owners of threshing machines a great
deal of expense this season already, so
that the combine is lCcely to gain favor,
as fewer men, comparatively, are re
quired to handle a crop In that method
than with the hoador and separator.
BALTIMORE AND OHIO.
Dividends of 2 Per Cent on Preferred
and 4 Per Cent on Common Stock.
NEW YORK, Aug. 2. The directors
of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Com
pany say in a public statement that they
unanimously adopted the recommenda
tion of the executive committee that a
dividend of 2 per cent on the preferred
stock out of the net earnings of the sec
ond six months of the fiscal year be paW
to stockholders on September 4: also the
recommendation that a dividend of 4
per cent on the common capital stock be
declared out of the net earnings of the
capital for the fiscal year ended June 30.
1900. 2 per cent payable on September
4. and the rest on March 1, 1901. The
balance of surplus earnings remaining
Is to be appropriated for improvements,
betterments and additions to the prop
erty. No changes took place in the di
rectory, and it is declared that none is
The gross earnings for the year ended
June 30 were 542,030,349; operating ex
penses ,527,525,555: balance carried .over
after dividends and other charges, 52.91S.
407. Slaranette Monument Meeting:.
CHICAGO, Aug. 2. A special from
Macldnaw Island says: The Marquette
monument meeting was held on the pa
rade grounds of old Fort Mackinaw.
About 2000 persons were present. 'The
orators were Rev. Thomas F. Sherman
and General J. C. Black, of Chicago.
Father Sherman reviewed tho work of
Marquette after Jollet had been sent to
him. General Black's topic was 'Mar
cjuette as a Man of the People."
The object of the celebration was the
same as heretofore, namely to arouse in
terest in th project of erectin- a statue
in honor of the explorer in State Park.
SCHOOL FUND DIVIDED
MADE IN OREGON.
Conies From Large Payments of, In
terest on Loans Annual Appor-
tlonmcnts for Ten Tears.
SALEM, Or., Aug. 2. State Treasurer
Moore today made the annual apportion
ment of the common school fund Interest,
amounting to 5207,457 34. This Is the larg
est sum ever apportioned among the
schools of this state, and It Is divided
upon the basis of alarger school popula
tion than has ever been reported before.
The total number of persons of school
age Is 133,181, and the per capita division
is 51 56, which Is also the largest ratio
upon which the school funds have ever
been distributed. The amount of money
apportioned to each county Is shown ip
the following table:
County. Children. Amount.
Baker 3,832 5 6.055 92
Benton 2,500 3,900 00
Clackamas 7.6S2 11,522 90
Clatsop 3,6&3 5,770 44
Columbia 2,213 3,452 23
Coos 3.S60 6.121 60
Crook ... .. 1.068 1.666 OS
Curry 682 1,063 92
Douglas E.C6G 8,355 36
GlHlam 1.CS4 1,705 64
Grant 1,647 2,59 82
Harney 1.0O4 1.5G6 24
Jackson 5,053 7.SS2 E&
Josephine 2.E94 3,724 64-
Klamath 1033 1,011 4S
Lake 979 1,527 24'
Lane 7.3S2 11.515 92
Lincoln .. 1.2SC 1.S51 36
Linn 6,919 10,79'. 64,
Malheur ... 1305 2.05 50
Marlon .... 9,775 15 29 00
Morrow 15S3 2 377 23.
Multnomah 24 887 S8.E2J 72
Polk 3,fi50 5634 00
Sherman 1.C91 2,013 96
Tinamook ,. 1,7.9 ' 2.F97 24
Umatilla ,.. 5.8"6 9104 16
Union 5.S51 SXU 24
Wallowa 2149 3.CS2 44
Wasco ,.-... 4 4-'v8 8,87548
Washington 5.C35 8,79216
Wheeler 8SS 1,385 28
Yamhill 4.8S2 7,615 92
Totals 133.1S1 5207.457 34
The School Superintendent of Clacka
mas County reported last year 7SS8, In
stead of 76S6 persons of school age, hence
Clackamas County received 5305 02 more
than it should have received, and. that
sum has been deducted from the amount
due that county this year.
The following Is a comparative state
ment of the school fund apportionments
for the past 10 years:
Year. children. Per capita. Amount.
1S01 103.622 $1'45 $153,151 0
1S92 111,770 145 162,068 50
1893 120.645 JO 84,45150
70 84,451 50
1894 123,786 87 , 107,693 82
1S95 126,935 105 133.28175
1S96 129,623 1 05 i:5.472 05
1E97 129,956 104 1S5.154 24.
1598 130,753 120 156.903 60
1899 132,383 1 51 1C9.905 88
1900 133,181 156 207.457 34
Tbe money that has been thus divided
among the counties of this state Is the
interest received upon loans made by the
State Land Board from the irreducible
school fund. This fund is loaned upon
real estate security, "and it is required
by law that the principal must remain in
tact. It sometimes occurs that the bor
rower falls to repay the money loaned,
and it becomes necessary to foreclose the
mortgage and sell the property. In that
cace, If the property does not sell for tho
amount of the loan, the difference must
be made up by drawing upon the interest
fund to keep up the principal fund. There
have also been some errors in crediting
money received In the wrong fund. These
errors and deficiencies up to the present
time -amount to 5.16,35t 96. and this sum
was deducted from the amount in the In
terest fund, leaving therein the amount
apportioned today. The losses sustained
are largely due,, to loans made prior- to
1893, when land valuations were much
higher; than now. After the decline in val
ues some of the lands would, not sell for
the amount loaned upon them.
Of the total amount of losses 58500 was
due to a 510,000 loan made about 1875 -to
the Bnker City Academy. This loan was
ordered by the Legislature, and after
about $10,000 Interest had accrued, the
property was sold on foreclosure for $1500.
The land board had no control over this
The present administration made ah or
der early in Its career directing its attor
neys and agents to enforce prompt pay
ment of interest. Observance of this or
der resulted In the production of an un
usual amount of Interest last year, and a
still greater amount this year. By keep
ing the interest collected up to date the
probability of default In payment of prin
cipal is lessened, and there Is accord
ingly less likelihood of loss through fore
closure. F. R. Anson, formerly manager of the
Salem Light & Traction Company, this
afternoon filed his answer in the suit
brought by the London & San Francisco
Bank to foreclose its mortgage on the
Salem street railway and 'electrlo light
plants He alleges that he Is the owner of
certain personal property valued at 54455,
upon which the bank wrongfully claims to
have a mortgage; that he loaned part of
this property to the Salem Light & Trac
tion Company; that the use of the prop
erty is worth ?2QQ per month from June 1,
198: that he should hae return of his
property, and that the rental should be a
Hen upon the Traction Company's prop
erty prior to the lien of the bank's mort
gage. The London & San Francisco Bank
claims that all the property in question
Is owned by the Salem Light & Traction
Company, and that it is subject to the
Governor Geer today issued a requisi
tion upon the Governor of California for
the rendition of F. A, Johnson and Harry
C. Smith who are wanted In this state to
answer to the charge of burglarizing the
residence of Mrs. S. L. Brown, In Port
land, on February 15, 1EO0 The 'burglars
are under arrest In Sacramento. Detec
tive Daniel Welner, of Portland, has been
appointed as the agent of this state to
receive the men and return them to this
The floor of the west end of the steel
bridge across the Willamette at Salem
caught fire early this morning from an
unknown cause, but no great damage was
Clerk, J. J. Murphy, of the Supreme
Court, today turned Into the state treas
ury $425 40, the amount of fees collected
by him during the month of July.
In the case of the Stite of Oregon, re
spondent, vs. William D. Huffman, appel
lant, the Supreme Court today ordered
that the respondent have until August 25,
1900, to serve and file a brief.
Florence M. Myrick, of Grant's Pass,
was Tecelved at the Asylum today. She Is
22 years old, and married.
Result of Q.narrel of Salmon-Can-ners
ASTORIA, Or.. Aug. 2. A Chinaman,
named Wong Ark Toy was killed by a
fellow-Chinaman, Wong Lun, yesterday
afternoon, while they were working to
gether in Booth's cannery. Toy was
placing salt In empty cans previous to
their being filled with salmon, while the
murderer was furnishing the cans on
trays to him. They had had some words
bTaitpp "Wong .Ark Tor compla'nert about
he laziness and slcwne-s of Won? Lun
in u...ering the cant, to him. A-icr on
of these quarrels, and while Wong Ark
Toy had his back turned, Wong Lun, It
Is said, hit him on the left side of the
head with a heavy wooden hoe that was
used to pull the empty cans down from
a bin. The force of the blow broke the
handle of the hoe, and knocked Wong
Ark Toy senseless to the floor. He wa
picked up by the other Chinamen, who
were working In the cannery, and they
soon revived him sufficiently to assist
him to the bunkhouse near by. Not
much attention was pld to the Incident
at the time, as the man's Injuries were
not considered serious. Later he be
came unconscious again and died at 6
o'clock this morning.
Superintendent Fred Barker, of the
cannery, notified the Coroner, and then
arrested Wong Lun and turned him, over
to the Sheriff for safe-keeping. It was
feared that the other Chinamen might
do him bodily harm, as they were much
incensed against him. The Inquest over
the dead man will be held tomorrow, and
until the Coroner's verdict is, rendered
the prisoner will be held without bonds.
Wong Ark Toy was over 50 years of
age, and has worked at Booth's cannery
for the past. 10 years. This is the first
year for Wong Lun. to work at that can
nery, but he has been In this country
for a number of years.
YAMHILL'S HOP OUTLOOK.
Something Alia the Vines 300,000
Pounds Contracted at O Cents.
MMINNVILLE, Or., Aug. 2. The hop
outlook in this section is not as encour
aging as It was a few weeks ago. Al
though the main vines are large and
thrifty, the arms are said to ba much
shorter than usual, and a slight blight
gives the foliage a sickly appearance. Mil
ler Bros., the principal growers , and
contractors of Yamhill County, have con
tracted for 300,000 pounds at 9 cents;. This
firm also has yards in Polk and Wash
ington Counties. So far the army worm
has shown itself In but one 'yard, that be
ing In Washington County. The main
trouble at this time appears to be' a lack
of pickers, Japanese" contractors have
ma'de a proposal to furnish pickers at 25
cents per-box.'or 50 cents per 100 Rather
than" employ Japanese, srowers are will
ing to pay white 30 cents per box, or 70
cents "per 100. Hopplcldpg will begin about
September 1, 10 days earlier than usual.
Half a Crop of Winter Wlieat.
HILLSBORO, Aug. 2-Estimates based
upon threshing reports from all parts of
the county place the leld of Winter
wheat here at about one-half of last
year's yled. In the Scholl'a section, the
yield is running 10 to 14 bushels per
aero, while on the North Plains and
Gr-eenvills sections 10 and 12 bushels Is
the average. Threshers report big straw.
Ndne of them will much more than pay
the expenses of the crew hire.
Grain Still Standing:.
INDEPENDENCE, Aug. 2 Threshing
Is In full blast all about here. The yield
seems to be rather light, though no de
tailed statement can be secured. There
Is still much grain standing.
FALLS CITY WANTS RAILROAD.
Survej ors Now in the Field Locating
INDEPENDENCE, Or., Aug. 2. From
present Indications, Independence will
soon have another line of railroad. A
coinmlttee of Falls City people was here
last week and entertained by the Inde
pendence Board of Trade, when the mat
ter of a. road between the two points was
discussed and arrangements made for a
committee from the beard to go to Falls
City yesterday and look over the ground.
The committee, consisting of F. A. Douty
and J. A. Mills, accompanied by H.
Hlrschberg, went over the proposed line
esterday, and reports that tMe route is
feasible. However, to make matters more
definite, Mr. Hlrschberg has engaged En
gineer Hanson, who has been connected
with the O. R. & N. Co , the Northern
Pacific and the Corvallls & Eastern, to
make a thorough survey, the party start
ing out this morning. This line will tap
an excellent body of fine timber, and villi
pass through a fine farming section, and
the people along the line seem to be in
earnest as to wantlngthe railroad.
WORMS STOLE BECniVE. f
Drove' Bees Avray nnd Ate All the
Honey and the Coxnb.
' OREGON CITY, Aug. 2. Councilman
Frank Busch complains that the cut
worms todk possession of a bsohlve filled
with honey standing In his yard, drove
the "bees out, and after devouring the
honey, finished up on the empty comb,
It 4 was apparent that the sting of the
bees had no effect on the hairy bodies" of
the " insects.
A Portland woman was at the Court
house making diligent Inquiry as to' why
the Circuit Court had not granted her an
absolute divorce from her husband. It
was ascertained that a decree had been
granted by the court, but her attorney
had refused to have the decree entered
unless he was paid an additional fee.
The County Treasurer, has made an
other call for county warrants, announc
ing that there Is money on hand to pay
all county warrants Indorsed prior to
September 10, 1897, and road warrants
prior to June 16, 1900.
BlfCIC LAKE FOR STOCK RANCH.
Transfer of 2500 Acres Appointment
of a Cadet.
ASHLAND. Aug. 2, A syndicate head
ed by J. N. T. Miller, of Jacksonville,
who purchased a number of years ago the
swamp land known on the map of Ore
gon as Buck Lake, in Klamath County,
has sold the property, which contains
2500 acres, to John J. Cambers, of this
city, who will establish a stock ranch
there. It is fertile land, exceptionally
Thomas W. Hammond, aged 20 years,
Of this city, a son of the late A. P.
Hammond and a student of the Oregon
University, has been appointed by Sen
ator George W. McBride a cadet In the
United States Military Academy at West
Point. The examination for entrarce will
take place in the coming month of
THE BOISE RAILROAD.
Nearly All Rlght-of-Way Secured
500 Men at Worlc.
BOISE, Idaho, Aug. 2. Work on the
Idaho Midland Railroad Is still progress
ing, the company having about 500 men
now at work. The Chamber of Commerce
Mas procured deeds to the Broadbent
right-of-way and to all the rights of way
from oBlse to the Boise Canyon, with the
exception of two. These two parties are
asking $1000 each for the right-of-way
across their land, and the officials of the
Chamber of Commerce state that they
will proceed with condemnation proceed
ings before paying the amount asked. The
company is surveying and engaging in
preliminary work, which it expects to
finish in about 10 days or two weeks.
NORTHWEST DEAD. .
Samuel H. McBee.
Samuel H. McBee, who resided with
his son, C. J. McBee, at Fairmount,
Lane County, retired in usual health last
night, and when his door was opened this
morning he was found dead. He had
been troubled with heart disease, ience
It Is supposed he died from heart failure.
He .was born in. Tennessee In 1637. He
resided In Fall Creek precinct for a num
ber of years. He was a veteran of the
Indian wars of 1S55-6, and enlisted In
1S64-5. He left a wife and six grown sons
Mrs. Hull, of Lane County.
Mrs. Nancy Hull died at the residence
of Dr. B. F. Russell, at Thurston, Lane
County, July 31, aged 86 years. She left
two sons Manlove C. Hull, of Boise
City, Idaho, and Hugh J. Hull, of Los
Angeles, Cal. and two daughters Mrs.
Minerva Billings, of Springfield, and Mrs.
-Maggie N. Russell, of Thurston. Her
husband, two sons, and two sons-in-law
served in the Civil War, and one son In
the Philippines. The funeral took place
Wednesday, August L
NOME -HPT AN cLDpRADO
FEW WHO RUSHED NORTH HAVE
STRUCK IT RICH.
Discouragement the Lot of Goldseek-
era Costly Machinery Ah an-
doned on the Beach.
NOME, Alaska, July 20. Having been
here mbre than one month and having
studied the situation quite thoroughly,
I am In a position to place before the
readers of The Oregonlan the situation
in this much-talked-of and much-wrlt-ten-about
country. The thousands of
early comers are very much discour
aged. Many have already returned to
their homes or to other gold regions.
A very small per cent of the vast multi
tude! of gotfl-seekers ha3 struck anything
worth while. On the other hand, every
thing Has been invested In this last des
perate struggle to repair lost fortunes
of other days, but all 13 lost, and these
people are left on the bleak shores of
the Alaskan sea wlthQUt a dollar in the
world. Many have already applied to tho
United States Government to be taken
The beach mining project is a. com
parative failure. Costly machinery is
piled along tho beach, being burled be
neath the wave-washed sands. Tnls ma
chinery has never been set up. Expen
sive plants In operation do not, In many
cases, pay expenses. Now and then some
little pocket Is struck which helps out
the lucky finder. Some experienced mi
ners with Chinese rockers are making"
fair wages. But woe i.0 the "tender
foot." People who anticipated the mar
ket and brought stocks of goods have
done fairly well. But the harvest was
of short duratloni. Discouragement is
on every hand. There have been several
suicides as relief forthe bitter disap
pointment. For 100 miles either way from Uom
City along the beach the tent cords" of
the gold-diggers touchy and "in some
places the tents are two or three deep.
The beach "was worked last year. Sum
mer and Winter, In some places it has
ben worked three or four times. New
places may be discovered, but before
your readers know of them they will all
have been worked by the discoverers
and their friends. Let not the multitudes
come to Alaska expecting to make a
fortune mining on the beach.
TheMnterior for 100 miles or more is
staked and restaked. Thousands of these
claims are worthless. Nearly all of them
are unprospected. They were staked for
the market, depending on the reputa
tion of Anil Creek mines tq sell them.
If they are rich, nobody knows it. But
few mines are being worked or can be
opened untif the rains come to supply
water for sluicing purposes. Wages are
low and the season short. Five dollars
per day and board for the mining sea
son Is very poor pay. Some are paying
only $3 50 per day and board. While
there were ships to unload and houses
to build, and small boats to make, wages
for longshoremen and carpenters were
$1 per hour; but this has all changed.
The pondltlon of the mines or claim3
In the interior in their unprospected and
undeveloped condition, with theiruncer
tain titles, does not give encouragement
for relief at present. Many people are
preparing to go out. "For sale" is a fre
quent sign, put up on outfits all along
tho beach, and their owners are "for
sail." The great majority of the people
here were "tenderfeet" now they have
"cold feet" When we were out at sea
battling with storms and Ice they won
dered If they would eVer reach Nome;
now they wonder If they will ever get
away. i n
The Interior is difficult to prospect, on
account of the tundra, which, covers
mountain and valley. This tundra la
boggy and springy, and the footman
with heavy "pack sinks ankle deep at
every step Into thi3 sof t Isubatanco, and
attempting to step from bog to bog or
from depression to depression with un
equal step Is tiresome "in the extreme.
Along the principal streams traveling is
easier on account of " the beaten path.
Teams with wide-tired wagons can take
light .loads some distance lnto-,the Inte
rior. The Winter season-ys the time for
travel in this country. i
It will take time and money to develop
this regions This season will end the
profitable mining on the beach within
100 miles, of. Nome City either way, al
though It will be worked for years to
come by prospectors desiring to make a
stake and others without capital, who
may chance to be In this country, but It
will never pay any one to come to this
country to mine the beach. What the In
terior may proye to be is j et. unknown.
The Indications are that this is a re
gion rich in the precious metal. As you
pass up and down the streams and over
the mountains, the stones have the ap
pearance of having passed through the
stamp mill of the gods. Quartz in great
quantities in pebble form is found In
every stream. Volcanic mountains are
piled up like great heaps from gigantic
smelters, retaining some of the gold-bearing
quartz. While much of the gold has
been liberated by the heat and by one
force and another left on "bedrock" of
stream and beach. But you must not
purchase cjalms In this country from ita
outward appearance. You may not be
able to find "bedrock."
Old miners who have been in Dawson
and joined the Cape Nome stampede say
that this region does not compare in
richness with that.
J. F. GHORMLEY.
ALASKA GOLD KEEPS THINGS EASY.
Klondike Receipts Affect Situation in
,NEW YORK, Aug. 2. Says the Herald
Wall-street borrowers are enjoying an
easy money market, and It Is believed
they arc likely to enjoy It for some time,
If the Importation of gold from the Alas
kan fields Is any criterion. The banks
which bring this gold to the metropolis
report an extraordinarily good output and
this evidence Is amply supported else
where. The fact that the pickaxes and
cradles of Klondike miners have recently
been, adding in generous fashion to the
world's stock of gold has only been de
veloping In recent weeks. Such sources
of the precious metal as British Colum
bia send their gold through to its desti-.
nations at all seasons of the year, and
the Bank of Montreal has already im
ported into this city about $500,000 of
British Columbia gold this year. But the
gold that comes from the frozen North,
where snows block the roads and Ice
locks the rivers throtlgh the Winter
months, must wait for transportation
until the thaw arrives. Navigation then
becomes practicable, and the output of
the mines starts on its way.
Movement of gold from the Yukon
and Klondike fields really gets underway
In June. Last year the product of Alas
kan' gold amounted to about 520,000,000
This year it will amount to at least 524,
000,000, according to the best estimates.
The two institutions which import this
gold into New York City -are both Ca
nadianthe Bank of British North Amer
ica and the Canadian Bank of Commerce
Between them they have brought or have
on the way to this city nearly $8,000,000
of virgin gold, and are likely to more than
double the figure before the year is out
"We shall certainly bring on more Alas
'kan gold this year than last," said W.
Dawson, New York agent of the Bank
of British North America. "The Alas
kan output will be that of an extra good
year, and should cause a continuance of
monetary ease here. We have Imported
$2,500,000 of Alaskan gold In the last few
weeks, and have $500,000 more on the way
Alexander Laird, New York agent of
the Canadian Bank of Commerce, said
about two-thirds of the Alaskan output of
524,000.000 should be expected to reach
this city through his Institution and the
Bank of British North America.
"We hav already Imported $3,500,000 of
the Alaskan gold in the last week or so
he said, "and have another 51,000,000 on
the way, making 54.E0O.O0O in all. We buy
our gold at Dawson City, assay it there
and have It brought to Seattle for official
assay. A large part or the Alaska gold
which does not come to this city Is taken
by the North American Transportation
Company, representeed by P. B. Weare
& Co.k Chicago, and the Alaskan Trans
At the sub-treasury in this city the
first payments on account of Pacific
Coast gold deposits to be transferred to
New York by checks drawn on the
Superintendent of the Mint at San Fran
cisco were made yesterday. They were
In two Items, aggregating $249,000, This
helped to increase the Subtreasury's debit
balance at the Clearing-House, which
amounted to $1,554,260. The Western de
posits of bullion are expected to Increase
materially the reseVves of local banks.
The Kaiser Frederick, sailing for Europe,
.will , take, out 65,tX!0 punces of silver,
shipped by the "United Metals Selling:
TOPKUK MINERS ARRESTED.
Soldiers Interfered In a CInlm.-Jump-
SEATTLE, Aug. 2. The Times says:
The first serious trouble betyreen the
military and the prospectors in the North
this year resulted In the arrest of over
100 of the miners who went to Topkuk,
about 50 miles east of Nome City. The
men bad .been forced to quit work on
the Topkuk Beach by-the authorltlea sev
eral days before, but the ground had
proved tq be rich, and they went back
to work again. Ten of the prisoners
were brought to Nome on July 20, and
released on bonds.
Jne, clash, occ.urr.ed. July 17. -About a
week before over 100 miners were forced
to quit work alongu-tha beach at Topkuk
by soldiers that were landed from the
United States transport Seward. Soldiers
were regularly detailed day and night to
guard the cliff from being torn away by
the miners, who were only too eager to
get at the rich pay streak which was al
ready uncovered for a width of several
hundred feet, Under the conditions of
suspension of work the miners were al
lowed to work their dumps, which wa3
pretty nearly completed this week. This
having been done, the miners held a con
sultation, and determined to defy Uncle
Sam and return to work. The soldiers
were all mustered out on the beach, and
with fixed bayonets attempted to- force
the men to leave, but not a man stirred.
A parley ensued, with the result that 30
or 40 miners submitted to be arrested, and
were put under guard. Others quickly
tqok the places of the arrested ones, and
were In turn themselves arrested, until
the soldiers have now more than they
can attend to. A perplexing problem now
is how to feed and house tao arrested
miners. If they are not fed the soldiers
are in danger of being overpowered, until
relieved by the revenue cuttera or trans
ports. This trouble- is the culmination of a
contest of the creek claimants of No.
1, of which there are two factions. One
faction claimed to have located the tun
dra claim In December last, and were
suffered to be In possession. The other
faction claimed that because the Initial
monument of the first faction was set
up on the beach, and not on the tundra.
It was not a legal location, and was jump
able, which they accordingly are alleged
to have done.
GREELT'S WORK JX AliASKA.
System of Telesrapb. Linen Planned
for the Territory.
QHICAGO. Aug. 2. Brigadlet-General
Greely. chief of the United States Army
Signal Corps, left Chicago for Alaska last
night on the Northwestern Limited for St.
Paul. He goes north not to discover the
Pole, but to bind the frozen fields of the
Yukon In the harness of electricity. Stand
ing at the station last night, he took out
a pencil and traced on a map of Alaska
the route that will be followed In building
the new cable and telegraph lines.
"It is a military wire, primarily," he
said, "necessitated by military conditions,
and It will give telegraphic communica
tion between St. Michael and all the Go
ernment forts and stations up the Yukon
Valley. Incidentally, it will be valuable
to commerce and will conhect the miners"
with the outside world. Two hundred
miles of the line will be cable, laid down
In the ocean. Starting from St. Michael,
the cable will run to Cape Nome, and from
that gold-bearing beach across the Bight
to Una.laklik. Thence the telegraph will
proceed, climbing the mountains Into the
Yukon Basin, and following up the river
tov the boundary line, a distance of an
other 140Q miles. Some time ago I per
fected arrangements with the Dominion
Government and already the Canadian
engineers ara. building their line from
Dawson in a northwesterly direction to
meet ours at the boundary. The two
governments have joined hands to carry
the wires through the heart of the north
"Ultimately It is proposed to complete
the circuit by constructing a line from
Dawson across country to come out at our
port, Valdes, on the southern coast of the
peninsula. The conditions will eventually
carry the line up the Yukon and down into
British Columbia, joining it with the wires
of the Canadian Pacific Hallway."
General Greely doe3 not expect to go
to China. Four experienced signal offi
cers are there now with General ChaHee.
Mrs. Greely will accompany her husband
RECEIPTS OF KLONDIKE GOLD.
89,500,000 This Year as Agnlnst
$7,030,000 last Season.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2. Reports of the
bureau of the mint show that tho re
ceipts of gold at the Seattle assay office
in the month of July from the Klondike
amount to $6,0S4.0CO, and from Alaska to
$266,000. At San Fran.clsco the original re
ceipts were $2,159,032 from the Klondike
and $121,676 from Alaska. The total re
ceipts of the San Francisco Mint in July
from all sources, includlpg the Seattle
assay office, amounted to $13,400,000. Total
receipts on the Pacific Coast from the
Klondike so far this season are about $9,
500,000, against $7,630,000 at the same time
Home Better Than the Klondike.
OREGON OITY, Aug. 2. C. W. Beach,
who has been In the Yukon country for
nearly three years past, returned last
night, and Is now contented to remain at
home. He did fairly well, working for
good wages the greater part of the time.
George A. Hamilton and F. F. White, of
Oregon City, have purchased a claim a
short distance from Dawson City, and
were prospecting the prbperty when he
left there. As to the Canadian officials
discriminating against American citizens,
Mr. Beach said in the matter of filing on
claims, the man who put pp the mo3t
.money secured his filing, it did not mat
ter whether he was a Britisher or citizen
of tbe United States.
No Deaths From Smallpox.
WASHINGTON Aug. 2. A telegram
haa been received at the Treasury De
partment from Lieutenant Jarvls, at Cape
Nome, Alaska, which Indicates that the
situation there is improving. The tele
gram left Nome July 20, and said there
had been only three new cases of small
pox since the last report. Incoming Ves
sels were being carefully Inspected, and
an effective system of Isolation of all
cases and suspects was being maintained.
No deaths were reported.
Large Willamette Log: Drive.
ALBANY. Or.. Aug. 2. The last of a
big log drive, 6,000,000 feet in all, passed
Ubany today, In charge of a large force
f men with three scows and eight horse3.
They were put In the McKenzie and arc
being driven tor the paper mills at Ore
gon Cityv The principal work consists
af hauling the loss from bars and tho
banks . upon which. thoy lodge la their
irig fiownstream. The ciew lnthelr w6rk
maae irom a mue ana a aaat 10 iw antes
per day. and are watched by large crowds
along the banks.
Mlnins Stock Quotations.
Folio-wins' are th transactions at ta Oregon
Mlnlcc Stock Rrchanga yesterday:
Adams Mountain .-fUOO 05
Buffalo ..C... 1
Fotits Dredslns Co.
Sold Hill & Bohemia !
Oold Hill High Line Ditch 0. 2o
Helena. .Jl 31ft
Helena. No. 2 , JfliS V
Lost Horse ............... aft 3
May Queen Tmhi, 2
llountaln View ........... ,. 2ij
Oregon-Colo. M-Ml & D.. 5r 3
Riverside 2, 10
Rockefeller 3VJ 5H
Sumpter Free Gold... 1 2
Copperopolis- .............. ..CO0O shares at 3
Gold Hill & Bohemia ... .. lOOOat 5
Helena .. ......-. S30at3iH
Helena. No. 2 .,.,..,...,... 6000 at 6
4000 at 6S
Tjs Ttam 3G0Oat 24
Hay Quen ... .22000 at 2i
ountaln view ....u t
iwj at n
!goa-Colorado M. M. & D, 1000 at 0
SPOKANE. Aug. 2. The cloalns olds for
mining stoc&a today were:
Blacktall $0 tHSlLono Pine Surp..$0 004$
Butte b Boston.
Deer Trail Con
Gold Ledgo ....
I. ?C L ....
Iron Mask 24 (Torn Thumb .... 10
BAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 2. The official clos
ing quotations for mining stocks today were:
Alta $0 04t Justice ..... $0 OT
Occidental Con ... 0
Overman ........ 0
Stf. Belcher a
Best & Btecher... 23
Caledonia ....... 82
Challenge Con ... 25
Chol!ar.... 15 Sierra. Nevada
Confidence ....... 05
Con. Cat A Va... 1 50
Silver Hill 03
Standard 4 33
Uiilon Con. ........ 21
Crown Point .... 10
Gould ! Curry...
Hale & Norcross..
22) Utah Con ..-.... i)
20Tello5ir Jacket .... 33
NEW TORK. Aug. 2. Mining stocks today
closed as follows:
Chollar $0 12
Crown Point .... 13
Ontario $3 75
Quicksilver 1 30
do prof G 50
Con. CaL & Va... 1 40
Gould fc Curry... 20
Hale & Norcross..
Hararct&ke 60 00 1 Standard - 4 00
BOSTON. Aug. 2. Closing quotations:
Adventure $0 02 Humboldt ......$0 23
Allnuez II. Co 1
Osceola ......... 63
Aimtl. Copper .. 87
Boston 3c Mont. 3 0O
Butte & Boston. 82
r.a.1. & Hecla... T 40
Parrott . 41K
Qumcy ........ 1 3a
Santa. Fa Copper 41A
Tamarack ...... 1 94i
Utan Mining .... 2S4
Wlnsna ........ 2Vi
Centennial ..... 18'
Franklin ....... 13
1 Wolverines ..... 33 &
Mineral Surveyor ADPoInted.
Georgo TV. Xiloyd, of Colorado Springs,
has been appointed United States Deputy
Mineral Surveyor for the district of Ore
gon, and his official bond in the sum of
$10,000 has been approved. He will locate
In Portland, and will operate in the Bo
Father and Son F3jrfct.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Am?. 2. A fight
occurred here this evening between
William Trant, a farmer living about five
miles north of here, and his son Thomas,
as a result of which tho father was
knocked down by the son. receiving an
ugly cut on the forehead and his upper
lip laid open. Both men had been drink
ing freely. Young Trant was arrested
and Is now In jail.
Work on the Main-street pavement has
been practically suspended thi3 week.
owing1 to the Inability of tha contractor
to get lumber. Tha work was begun 60
days ago, and tha pavement haa been
completed to Fifth street leaving three
blocks yet to be built.
Perhaps Was Never Insane.
COLFAX, Wash.. Aug. 2. A letter has
just been received from Superintendent
McLean, of the Medical Lake Asylum
for the Insane, stating that Jordan H.
David, who was committed to the asylum
July 15, would be discharged August 1.
The. superintendent's letter contained an
Intimation that David had never been
insane. David was first arrested at Col
vllle June 27, for stealing a horse at
Palouse. At tho trial tho defense ad
mitted tha taking of tha horse, but dis
claimed criminality," claiming defendant
to be Insane. Tho Jury found that ho
Redaction of Umatilla Assessment.
PENDLETON, Or., Aug. 2-Assessor
George Buzan says that tho assessment
of the property of Umatilla County for
tho present year will be $5,800,000, which
will bo $1,000,000 less than the assess
ment for last year, a reduction of 15
Five Minnesota families have recently
moved to Kendrick.
A new bridge Is being: constructed across
the south fork of tho Coeur d'Alena River
Miss Sheehey. who homesteaded a. lfiO
acro tract five years ago, not far from
Nampa, ha3 just sold It for $3300.
R. W. Sweet has given np tho Nampa
creamery, and it will now ba run by tho
stockholders. 8. B. Douglas has been ap
Bears are reported to ho plentiful fat tho
mountains near Delta, "and any one hav
ing a good bear dog will find excellent
sport In his line."
Dan Murphy escaped punishment at
Boise for grand larceny because tho pros
ecution neglected to prove that a stolen,
vallsa was of value.
A number of Wallace carpenters were
arrested recently for interfering with tha
construction, of certain buildings. Tha
prosecution is making but Blow progress.
Suit has been filed against ex-Assessor
Nelson J. Wing, of Nez Fercee County,
by F. Danford. County Attorney. Wins:
neglected to turn In $-1421 of county
Ed Beck and Kittle Ros3, charged with
the murder of Frank Henderson, of Law
lston, were bound over without ball to
await the next term of tha District Court,
Weiser is soon to have waterworks and
electric lights, according to all prospects.
The taxpayers are getting up a mammoth
petition to the City Council to hold a spe
cial electron as soon as possible, to bond
the city for $50,000 for light and water.
John Clancy, an aged laboring man who
was seriously beaten at Boise by two
young companions. Gill and Black, on tho
night of July 2, died at 5:45 the evening
of July 31, as a, result of his injuries. Gill
and Black have both been at the County
Jail awaiting the result of the old man's
injuries, and will now have to face a
charge of murder.
State School of Mines
At Butte. Montana, will open Sept- 11. 1000.
Full four years' course of Instruction offered:
i;vo terms of 20 weeks each per year. Tuition
trte to Montana students; others pay $25 per
term. For other Information address N. K.
Leonard, Butte. Mont.
The Oregon Mining
Auditorium, Chamber of Commerce Bids.,
. O. box 070. Portland. Or.
Telephone Main 310
J. E. Haseltlne. Pres.; David Gocdsell Treas.;
?. J. Hard. Sec.
Directors L. G. Clarke. J. E. Haseltlne. Da
:ld GoodselL P. J. Jennings. L O. Xavldsgo
I 2". V- Prake, S. A- Clem,