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-!THB . MORNING'- OBEGOtflAN, SATTJBDAY, SEPTEMBEB 22. 1900.
Penalty Agreed Upon-by Con
COUNSEL GAVE NOTICE QhAPPEAL
Acenacd Says Trial "Was TP air, fcst He
Wn Unable to Secure Tutportant
ABHEAND, pr.. Sept. ZLThts third
day's session of the Oregon Meth
odist EpicopaJ Church Conference
opened at :W JL H.. with devotional ex
ercises, led hy he superintendent of mls
slons In Alaska, J. " J. Walter - At S
o'clock, 'Bishop Andrews took the chair
After the .reading and approval of the
minutes of the previous session, a resolu
tion was presented by Dr. D. T. Sum
znerville, referring all cases of admission
to the conference tD the" comiaitte on
conference relations. The select commit
tee of fifteen, which tried the case of
Dr. S. A Starr, of Sunnyside Church,
Portland, announced that they were
ready tD report their findings, which were
fcead by the secretary of the committee,
Cabriel Sykes, as follows:
"The select committee met under order
of the Oreon Annual Conference and
considered the charges and specifications,
against S. A. Starr, D. D., which were
presented -for its consideration, and hav
ing carefully listened to the evidence ''In
the case, and the arguments of the coun
sel, finds as fpllows:
''Charge first, immorality. Specification
first, sustained; ayes. 31; noes, i. "Specln
cafion second, sustained; ayes, 11? noes,
4. Specification third, sustained; ayes, 10;
3ooes, 5. Specification fourth, sustained;
ayes, 8; noes, 7. The question was then
Tut: 'All the specifications of charge first
celng sustained, do they sustain the
charge of immorality?' Sustained; ayes,
32; noes, 3. In -view of the provisions of
paragraph 224 of the discipline, and -of
She fact that -no allegations dr proof of .
3abor preceding the alleged imprudence i
Sias had place, we deem it Inexpedient
tmi illegal to vote on the charge of im
The select number thereupon decided
by vote that A. ,S. Starr, D. D., be ex
fpelled from the ministry and membership
of the Hethodlst Episcopal church.
"Signed: Edward G. Andrews, prcsli-
ment; Gabriel Sykes, secretary.1
The counsel for Starr then gave no- j
'tice that an appeal would be maHe to
the -next Judicial conference from the I
The Question of undergraduates was
then taken up and considered. The fol- 1
lowing were placed in their proper rank j
an the ministry: Andrew Monroe, Burt
-Bristol, Alvin Bagley, Benjamin Howell,
JDavid Leach, E. H. Bryant. W. P. Drew,
G. G. Haley, L. Pederson. James Moore,
H. H. Buckner and John Naugle. Bishop
Andrews then called the class to be ad
mitted into full connection with the con
ference and addressed them. The emi
nent divine waxed Intensely eloquent In
an urgent appeal to the young men, to
maintain with dignity and Christian for
titude the high calling to which they hart
been elected in the ministry of the Meth
odist Episcopal church.
Under the next Question, Ezra Zimmer
man, Robert C. lie, "W. S. Gordon and
Charles McPherson were assigned to
their places In the conference, as were
also the class of the fourth year, consist
ing of "W. C. Hawley, Robert E. Dunlapr
F. J. Brown. H. St Clair and A- C. Al
ford. The bishop announced the trans
fer of Newton Harblt to this conference.
The report of Dr. Summcrvllle, presiding
elder of the Grant's Pass district, was
Tead, and created a profound Impression
when the extent of its territory, resources
and opportunity for church work were
made known. Adjournment then fol
lowed. The church was unable to hold those
who gathered In the evening to hear the
missionary sermon, preached, by Dr. J. S.
Parson. A report of the missionary col
lections for the year showed excellent
results and Increased prosperity. The con
tributions were: Eugene district, $1191;
Grant's Pass, $513; Portland, $2054; Salem,
$978; total for 1900, $1767; total for 1S99,
$37; gain. $130.
There is a feeling of relief that the
Starr case, which threatened to continue
the full length of the conference, has
been, brought to a close. There were
three ballots taken at last ?ghts meet
ing before the penalty to be meted out
to the accused could be fixed. The first
resulted in five for suspension, five for
him to bo deprived of his ministerial
office, and five for expulsion. The sec
ond, seven for expulsion, seven, for depri
vation and one for suspension. The third,
12 for expulsion, two for deprivation and
on for suspension. Dr. Starr left for
Portland tonight He says he had a fair
trial, and the members of the conference
were all friendly to him, but that he was
unable to get Important witnesses in his
behalf before the committee for various
reasons, and that he looks to the Judicial
conference, to which body h"WIll aoDeal
his case, to clear him of the charges and
restore him to his membership in the
church and conference.
CATCH OF FISH IS FAIR.
Seiners and Trapmca Capture Ittjn
Gillncttcrs Ilar&ly Pay Expenses.
ASTORIA Sept 21. Several of the
seining grounds are now in operation and
are beginning to "make fair catches. The
traps In Baker's Bay are Increasing their
catch daily, and their owners have no
complaint to make. The glllnet fisher
men, on the contrary, are not doing well,
and the few boats that go out hardly
The new sands which have recently
formed on the "Washington side of the
river, opposite Tongue Point, have been,
taken up by Thomas Taylor as a seining
Circuit Court Business.
In the Circuit Court today an informal
tlon was filed against "Wong Loong, a
Chinaman, charging him with thB mur
der of "Wong Ark Toy. Herbert Davis
and John Sullivan were arraigned for
larceny from a store and each entered a
plea of not guilts'. The cause of ihe-de-lay
is that the prosecuting witness, Rich
ard McCarron, Is out of the state. John
D. Q'Conner was arraigned on a charge
of assault with a dantrerous weaoon and
allowed to plead guilty to simple assault J
.tie was fined $50, which he paid. The
Prosecuting Attorney -was granted an ex
tension of time until next Tuesday to re
port on the Information against Charles
No Cause to Aslc Protection.
Paddy Iiynch, "the local sailor boardlng
houso roaster, denies the report that the
captains of the British ships Orealla and
Genista had any cause to call in the po
lice to protect them from assaults of sail
or boarding-house runners. He says that
no men followed them from Portland,
and that he will guarantee protection to
the captains and the safety of their crews
If It Is desired: Also, for the convenience
of these captains, ho will have hjs boat
at the depot any evening to take them
aboard their ships.
Fort Stevens Contract Let.
Captain Downs, constructing quarter
master at Fort Stevens, received a 'tele
gram from the "War Department at
"Washington today, stating that the bid
of J. "W. Suprenant of $25,SS4 for the con
struction of a 24-bed hospital at the fort
had been accepted. Mr. Surprenant will
commence work on the contract during
the coming week.
Odd Fellovrs An'htral Uleetingr.
The annual meeting of the Odd Fel
lows' Building & Loan. Association was
held last evening, resulting in the elec
tion of the following officers: Granville
Reed, president; Jv Q, A. Bowlby, vice
president; -John Hahn, treasurer, and J.
G. MesJer, secretary.
CIRCUIT -COURT AT COKDOX.
Oolc Starrer Trial Is la Progrret
History of tke Case.
CONDON, Or.. Sept. 2L Circuit Court
for Gilliam County convened this week.
The session .has largely been given to
the trial of Lafayette I Cook for the
murder of James Collins, at the Junction
House, near Arlington, on June 8.
The men were neighbors, and had a
misunderstanding over a crop of grain.
The grain was sowed on Government land
In the Sprint: by Collins. Before harvest
time. Cook filed a homestead claim upon
the tract, at the same time giving no
tice to Collins not to trespass upon the
premises for the purpose of cutting the
grain. The latter paid no attention to
thB warning. "On the morning of the -8th,
while seated on a mower, he was shot
In the leg by the other man. The wound
was In rib wise serious had It received
proper attention, but the assallanf re
mained by and permitted the wounded
man to hleed to death. Cook, at fif&U
denied all knowledge of the way In which
Collins met - his death, but afterwards
cpnf essed to a- Coroner's Jury. He has
been confined In the County Jail here
ever since the killing.
The trial "will -continue until the middle
of next week Thecase Is being vigor1
ously prosecuted "by District Attorney
Menefee, while a very strong defense la
-being presented for Cook by A. S. Ben
nett, of The Dalles.
WASHINGTON VALTATIOXS FIXED.
State Board Adopts Last Tear's Fig
. Hres fn Cattle.
pIJTMPIA, Sept 2L The State Board of
Equalization has allowed the classifica
tion of 'that class 'of personal .property
which comes unfcer the head of horses,
mules, cattle and sheep, to rejnaln as
'classified "by fhe 'State Board in 1899. the
value of horses and mules being' classified
as follows: First class, $20; second class,
?1H); third class, $10 per head; horned
cattle are valued at $12, sheep at Jl SO,
apd hogs at 52 per head.
The State Board of Land Commission
ers has sold the right of wayf oyer school
lands In Spokane County to the Spokane
Falls & "Northern Railway Company; also
several lots of Sopth'Bend tide flats, in
Pacific County, to fJ"Bu Copensplre, of
South Bend. The purchase price of tUe
lots was 1217.
XiRst of Euffene'n Street Railway.
EUGENE, Or., Sept. 2L Eugene's 'street j
railway is now a thing of thp past., Mr.
Dennis' threatened suit against the city
ior removing tne rans nas oeen aroppea,
and the rails have all been taken up and
Iess Capital for Idaho BnnU.
WASHINGTON, Sept 2L The Idaho
National Bank, of Lewlston, organized
with a capital of $25,000, Instead of $50,-
j 000, as announced yesterday,
. Bandon Democrats have organized a
A pumpkin weighing 112 pounds was
on exhibition at Marshfield last week.
Albany has a standing reward of $50
for conviction of anyone tampering with
Circuit Court convenes at St. Helens
October 9. Only the one criminal case Is
on the calendar.
Assessor Cavell has been given until
November lto extend the 1900 tax roll
of Washington County,
The City of Eugene has a force of
-men Greeting first-class hltching-racka
around the south parks.
A carload of fine Lincoln bucks "from
-Hderton, Ont., arrived In Bhanlko 'Sun
day. They have wool over 3 Inches In
length. One of them weighed 242 pounds.
A petition with 107 signatures asks- for
establishment Df a free mall delivery
from Shedd toward Lebanon, a distance
of 30 miles.,
J. M. Keal shipped 1200 horses from the
Jordan Valley recently and Will ship more
soon. There are at present over 3500
horses In that section.
F. C Brown, superintendent of Coos
River hatchery, has been appointed dep
uty fish commissioner. He Intends to
patrol both forks of Coos River.
Judge Rodney Scott, of Coburg, has
been experimenting with Italian rye
grass and finds It a success. Next year
he will have 1000 bushels of seed.
Joseph Campbell, who was last week
arrested at HUlsboro for pointing a pis
tol at one Peterson, has been bound
over In $100 bonds to appear before the
November term of the Circuit Court
Captain Cook, of White Salmon, packed
several boxes of apples last week, 45 to
the box. He will haVo SOOO boxes of
Winter apples, mostly of the Spltzenburg,
Baldwin and York Imperial varieties.
A lodge of the A O. U. W. was or
ganised at Shanlko last week with 30
members. Eleven members of Antelope
Lodge No. ii and about SO members of
Wasco, Moro and Grass Valley lodges
The Empire, drawing nearly 17 feet
passed down Friday at half tide, and
Went direct to sea, says the Marshfield
News. Next trip she will take ahout 400
calves from the railroad depot for J. A.
The Doernbecher mill at Rainier has
800,000 fee't of furniture lumber on hand,
which is the season's cut In a short
time the mill will begin work on a drive
of logs which has been brought down
from the Cowlitz River. The lumber Js
for the Portland factory.
The mudflats are destitute of seagrass
this year, the seed of which is the fa
vorite food of wild ducks during the Fall
months, says the Marshfield News. What
caused the failure of the "crop" Is not
known. The outtook for duck shooting
this season Is sot favorable.
Boys have been rolling rocks down, the
hills above Hood River lately. Last Sun
day a bowlder weighing about 100 pounds
crashed into the residence of Henry Mc
Cumber, below the Serpentine road. It
crushed Into two pieces of studding- and
smashed and splintered the rustic.
Two timber cruisers of a Portland firm
have bean in the woods down the river,
near Pittsburg, the past two weeks, says
the Oregon Mist The Michigan Milling
Company, which operates on the Lower
Nebalem, Is contemplating construction of
a short logging railroad from Mist to
Kopplckers in a yard near Gaston con
cluded that they ought to have 90 cents
for picking and about SO of them struck.
The yard manager promptly made out
their accounts and they were discharged.
The price was then raised to 85 cents
for the remaining pickers and a full force
was soon, secured. Some of the Btrlkers
were maklnff $2 per day.
J. M. Martin, of the Eugene- brick
yarS, has filled all his contracts and ha3
225,000 brick on hand. Mr. Martin reports
a prosperous season's run. He has sold
300,000 brick, much of them going into
tho country. Tho people out 6n the
farms are building new foundations, put
ting in new fireplaces and otherwise get
ting things In comfortable condition for
A logger from the Washington side or
the Columbia was arrested last week at
Hood River for being drunk. He re
sisted and one of the truck wagons df
the Mt Hood 8tage Company was called
Into requisition to get him to the town
jail. He was handcuffed and his legs
were tied together, but It Is said It took
six men to hold him down In the wagon.
At Jflckelsen's blacksmith shop the 'drunk
was rolled off the wagon and dragged by
a rope down the hill, over the rocks, to
the jaiL. In the Jail was incarcerated
another drunk, who, upon arrival of the
logger, began to pummel him with his
fists. The door was closed and the two
drunks allowed to fight it out.
DAY FOR BOYS AND 0I?LS
OVER 1300 ACCEPT 21? VITATIOK TO
VISIT PENDLETON PAIR.
Jloaslngr Reception Prepared for
Portlandcrs TodayWill BeJ3u$ -One
PENDLETON, Or., Sept. 2LEvry boy
and girl In Pendleton accepted the Invi
tation to school children to attend the
carnival this afternoon. Over 1200 were
admitted, and George Jabour, owner ol
the midway, gave them the run of that
section without charge. Professor E. B.
-Conklin. City Superintendent of Schools,
marshaled the public school children. He
was assisted by Roy Conklin, Mrs. Will
lam Fitzgerald and Misses Neva Lane,
Jennie Beatie, Carrie Epple, Mamie Bit
ter, Addie Mcintosh, Roscina Epple, Sa
die Baum, 'Maggie Leonard, Laura Beatie,
Eva Wood, Kate Downey and Susie Deal,
The public school children were given the
order to break ranks sliortly after they
entered the fair, -and they scampered
down the street Into the midway. Rev.
F. L. Forbes escorted the PendletoD
Academy -pupils, and joined with them In
giving the academy yell.
The attendance today was the'largesL
since the fair opened. The features were
the public marriage of William M. Oliver,
of Echo, apd Miss Manny Ellis, of TJklah,
in the afternoon, Rev. F. L. Forbes offi
ciating, and the recoronatlon of Queen
Bertha at the opera-house In the evening.
The Portland Chamber of Commerce ex
curslonlsts will be given a reception that
they will remember when their train puHs
in at 6 o'clock tomorrow morning. Thi
O. R. & N. track for two miles out of
town will be lined with torpedoes for eye
openers. George Taylor, Jr., the Port
land president will ride to the hotel In an
automobile, propelled by J. L. Elam. ThlP
will be the one serious feature of the re
ception. All else will be fun and frolic.
Arthur H. Devers will have to ride the
midway camel or move on to the next
town. For the accommodation- of al'
others, a special tram of five wagons,
with a cookhouse for a caboose, and a
traction engine for motive power, has
been provided. A wagon has been rigged
up by the Pendleton scoujring mill to 1'
lustrate.the woolen Industry of Umatlllo
County. Its seats will be bags of wheat
covered with Indian robs. It will be the
observation car. In charge of J. E
TCrause, as conductor, this train will
steam, or snort, through a few of thf
principal streets, whidmg up at the Hotel
Pendleton. En routo all manner of
pranks will be played on the unsuspect
ing Portlanders. Newsnoys will try" to
sell them last year's almanacs and dally
newspapers two and three months old,
and midway spielers will do their best
with bunco games. George Fell, as col
ored porter, will hold up the Portlanders
for everything they have. Genuine cow
boys, with sombreros, revolvers and the
wildest cayuses obtainable, will ride be
side the train and give exhibitions of
daredevil riding. The Portland visitors
will have a circus of their own before
they are admitted to the fair, and a
hearty welcome from the officers and
members of the -carnival association. In
addition to the features heretofore men
tioned for 'tomorrow, there Will be a
parade of carriage horses at 10 A. M.
Diplomas will be awarded.
FALL FARMING COMMENCED.
Recent Rains Put Ground In Condi
tion for Plowing;.
MONROE, Or., Sept. 21. Fall farm work
has commenced in this locality. The re
cent rains put the ground In good condi
tion for plowing, and farmers are tak
ing -advantage of the- situation. So far,
about 500 acres have already hecn seeded.
A new feature attending the seeding this''
season, in a majority of cases, .Is the addition-of
a number "of pounds pi gross seea
to each acre. This moans, In every in
stance of the kind, that next season will
be the last In wh'lch a grain crop will be
raised for some time to come. Hundreds
of acres In the immediate vicinity will fall
In this class.
INDEPENDENCE, Or., Sept 21,-The
weather Is fine once more, and hopgrcw
ers are Jubilant. The few days' rain dur
ing the week had a very depressing ef
fect on the growers who have not yet
got their crop harvested. There will be
a little damage from mold.
The highest price reported for this sea
son's hops Is that of the sale by Charles
Mattison this week of 42 bales for 14 cents
First lOOO Hops Delivered at Gervals.
GERVAIS, Sept. 2L-John B. Fersch
weller delivered 33 bales of hops today
at the warehouse here, and will bring In
60 bales more Monday. This Is the first
Jot of 1900 crop to reach this point Grow
ers are beginning to bale, ahd the work
will be actively engaged fn next week.
Offers of 12 to 13 cents are reported, and
it is rumored that an extra choice article
would command 15 cents.
Dallas Hop. Crop.
DALLAS, Or., Sept. 21. The hop crop
hore Is 73 per cent dried, and the quality
Is as good, as ever known, but mold has
appeared, and the 25 per cent remaining
will be rated as good primes. If the
weather continues good, all will be saved
by the" end of the week. The crop Is con
Klamath County Stock Sale.
LAKEVIEW, Sept 18. Horace Mitchell,
a Klamath County cattle-buyer, this week
purchased nearly 1000 head of stock cattle
In this section, paying $25 and $26 per
head. He expects to get several hundred
more at the same figures.
Hop Harvest Finished.
FOREST GRO"v"E, Or., Sept 2L-Colonel
Robert Pollock yesterdayi finished picking
a 30-acre tract of hops near here. The
yield and quality are better this year
than last The crop Is about 33,000 pounds,
ahd s In no way damaged. Thirteen centB
has been offered for the entire lot
Crops Around Monroe.
MONROE, Or., Sept. 2L Very few hops
or prunes are left out to the weather.
The larger portion of all crops, except
apples and Winter pears, Is, under cover.
The apple crop is an immense one.
Independence "Wheat Ail. Stored.
INDEPENDENCE, Or., Sept. 2L The
last of the wheat crop "In this section
has been stored.. It Is estimated that tho
three warehouses here have something
like 25,000 bushels.
P. Tommfngracn, Prominent
viexv Business Man.
LAKEVIEW, Sepfc IS. A telegram from
San Francisco Tuesday announced the
sudden death of N. P. Tommlngsen. Mr.
Tommlngsen left here on the Sd Inst., on
a business and pleasure trip, and was in
robust health. He was a prominent busi
ness man of this city, and is a brother
of County Judge Charles Tommlngsen.
Joseph Odell, Oregon Pioneer of '51.
M'MINNVILLE, Sept. 31. Joseph Odell,
aged about 70 years, died at hlj home
hear Dayton, yesterday. Decdasedcrossed
the plains to Oregou In 1851, with other
members of a large family.
B. C. Dunn, of Eosrene.
EUGENE, Or., Sept. il. B. C. Dunn
l!ed at his home In this city, last evening,
He was born in Ohio, February 22, 1828.
"Most of his early life was spent in Illinois.
He went to California In 1849. with the
rush to the gold fields, and a few yjeaxsj
laten. went -to Kansas. He removed, to
Oregon in 1876' and settled on a farm near
Eugene, but for a number of years had
resided In this city. He left a widow and
six children. They are: W. "H. Dupn, of
Kansas City, Mo.; A. G, Dunn, of Wash
ington, D, C; frs. E. K. Wheeler, of Pa
louse City; Frank' D. Dunn, Harry C.
Dunn nd Mrs. L. C. Skeels, of this city.
Summary Filed WJtk Secretary of
State Valuations Increased.
SALEM, t)r., Sept 21.-The Secretary of
State today received-tho summary of as
sessment TolKbf Douglas County, State
of Oregon, for the year 1900. The value
of the taxable property istl65,525 60 great
er than last year. Following is the sum
mary: Acres of tillable lands, 99,968. .? 708.435 00
Acnes of non-tillable lands,
12.3S6.E82 1,201,779 0
Improvements on deeded or pat
ented lands .. 399,363 00
Town and city lots '.... 212,205 00
Improvements on town and city
Improvements on lands not
. deeded or patented s 31,015 00
Males of railroad bed, 116.15 493,637 50
Miles of telegraph and tele-
phono lines. 400.49 35,967 60
Rolling stock. Pullman Co 3,484 50
O. & C. R. R. Co 58,13170
Steamboats, sailboats, station
ery engines and manufactur
ing machinery 36,940 00
Merchandise and stock In trade 135,440 00
Farming Implements, wagons,
carriages, etc 81.745 00
Money 52,255 00
Notes and-accounts 286,115 00
Shares of stock. ISO 22,600 00
Household furniture watches,
Jewelry, etc ,...,.K7 151,810 CO
Horses and mules,, 5747 ..." 110S 00
Cattle, 21-150 Th 249.0SO 00
Sheep, 2G.475...... Trr. ... 47,155 09
Goats, 3375 ; 7,305 03
Swine, 7357 14.275 00
Gross value of all property . .$4,747,550 CO
Exemptions 524,335 00
Total value as equalized ......$4,233,215 60
STATE AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE.
Monday Is Opening: Day Nuhiher of
Students Already on Hand.
CORVALL1S. Sept. 21. Next'tMorfday Is
opening day at" the Sltate Agricultural
College. At that time registration will
begin. This morning the preliminary ex
airilnatlons began for the admission" of
new students. A large number have al
ready arrived from the Eastern- Oregon
counties. . The"- college draws student)
largely from. the agricultural communi
ties, and It Is expected that the attend
ance from the Willamette Valley coun
ties will bo somewhat lessened as a "re
sult of" the shortened wheat crpp. At this
morning's" examinations for new stu
dents the numbBr-'on hand was 45 per
cent greater than at ""the same time last
year, when the "enrollment reached the
high-water record of 405. It Is not prob
able that the percentage will hold gooa
at examinations of the same kind to
continue over tomorrow and the early
days of next week.
There has been" considerable local 'in
terest as to what effect the abolishment
of intercollegiate athletics would have on
tho attendance. Appearances bo far do
not seem to Indicate that a falling off
In attendance will result from Inaugura
tion of the rule. Football practice wall
not begin next Monday.
CALIFORNIA SHOOTING SCRAPE.
Bartender Shot by a Doctor A Wom
an in the Case.
LAKEVIEW, Or., Sept. 18. William L5n
vllle, a bartender In tho Wlckllff saloon,
at Alturas, Cal., was probably fatally shot
by Dr. Alex Gibson, Monday. Sunday
some rocks were thrown into the saloon.
Linville rushed out, with a revolver in
hand, and, seeing-a retreating figure, fired
and started In pursuit. He fired three
shots, when Gibson stopped suddenly and
begged for mercy. This was only a play,
as he was not shot. Llni'Hle tienin
fPiilIed the trigger, but the gun snapped
auq taiDson went on nllTttay. Next morn
lng he procured a shotgun and deliberately
walked Into the saloon and shot Linville.
the full charge striking him In the breast.
Gibson -was arrested and placed under
bonds. The trouble Is said to be due to
a quarrel between Gibson and Wlckliff
over the latter' wife.
In Jail for Killing: Phenmnt.
FOREST GROVE, Qr., Sept 21.-John
Vanderzander, who was arrested last
week by Deputy Game Warden W. Ze;g
ler, for killing a, Mongolian pheasant out
of season, near Greenville, and fined $15
and costs, is now serving out his sen
tence in the county. Jail.
BATTLE FOR BIG FRANCHISE.
Telephone Company Demands Privi
lege of Stringing Wire in Spokane.
SPOKANE, Wash., Sept 21. A battle
for a big franchise has begun In Spo
kane. The Spokane & British Colum
bia Telephone & Telegraph Company de
mands the privilege of stringing wires
and putting in a city system, and has
appealed to the Federal Court to com
pel the granting of these rights.
The City Board of Public Works last
Monday ordered the Spokane & British
Columbia Telephone Company to remove
the wlre already strung In this city. To
day the company countered by securing
an Injunction from Judge Hanford for
bidding the city to Interfere with Jts
The company also began suit In the
United States Circuit Court for an order
compelling the City of Spokane to grant
It a telephone franchise In drder that it
may esiaDiisn an exchange In Spokane.
IN THE SUPREME COURT.
Examination Set for October 2 Reso
lutions on Judge Shattnfelt's Death.
SALEM, Or.. Sept 21. The Supreme
Court has Bet October 2 as the date for
the annual examination of applicants for
admission to the bar.
Yesterday the court adpoted formal
resolutions on the death of Judge E. D.
Shattuck, formerly of the Supreme
Bench, and an adjournment was made
In accordance with custom, out of respect
to the memory of the deceased.
xne louowmg cases will he tried during
the first week in October:
October 1, Boyd vs. Portland General
October 3, Robertson vs. Robertson.
October 4, Montour vs. Grand Lodge.
A. O. U. W.
William Jaeger was received today at
the Penitentiary from Clatsop County to
servo a term of three and one-half years
f br forgery.
x NARROW ESCAPE FROM DEATH.
Horse Starts to Run While Rider Has
Only One Foot In Stirrup.
BAKER OITT, Or., Sept 21. Fred Yan
tls, a young man of this city, had a nar
row escape from a horrible death this
evening. He was mounting a horse in a
corral near the railroad depot and he
lore he could get In the saddle the ani
mal started off on a mad run. Tantls"
foot became entangled In the stirrup, ana
he cold not extricate himself. He was
dragged around the corral several times,
and his foot was finally Jerked loose by
the ho'rse dragging him against a pole.
He was picked up unconscious, and Dr.
Phy summoned, who found hlra fearfully
bruised and black from head to foot It
Is not thought that he Is Injured Inter
nally, and his chances lor recovery are
GREAT, NORTHERN TUNNEL.
Pierced Jtb.6 Cascades Yesterday
MHcli'Work Yet to Be Dose.
SEATTLE. Wash., Sept 2L The Great
Northern tunnel through the Cascades Is
expected to pierce the mountains today-.
For several days the two gangs of men
working on either end have been within
hearing distance of each other, and to
day's work Is expected to enable them to
pass from one part of tho work, to tba
' PHraiiPl Cr 1
It seems so strange that some people will take medicines about which they really know nothing', some !; hica
might be, and are, really harmful ; when on the other hand it is easily proved that over one million women, have beem
r&Btored to health by Lydia B. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound.
"We have published in the newspapers of the tJnited States more, genuine testimonial letters than have ever beea
published in the interest of any other medicine.
v We have thousands like the following addressed to Mrs. Pinkham :
ORonthiy Suffering Back"
ache and Baaringdown
Pains 'aiways 4$ured by
lydia Pinkhamrs Vege
" I suffered untold agony every
month, could get no relief until I tried
your medicine ; your letter of advice
and a few bottles of Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound havemado
me the happiest woman alive. I shall
bless you as long as L live." Miss
Jole Saul, Dover, Mich.
" Four years ago I had almost-given
up hope of ever being well again. I
was afflicted with those dreadful head
ache spells which would sometimes
last three or four days. . Also had back
ache, bearing-down pains, leucorr
hoea, dizziness, and terrible pains at
monthly-periods confining me to my
bed. After reading so many testi
monials for your medicine, I concluded
to try it. I began to pick up after
taking the first bottle, and have con
tinued to gain rapidly, and now feel
like a different woman. I can recom
mend Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound in highest terms to all sick
women." Miss Rosa fielden, 126
W. Cleveland Ave., Canton, O.
other. Then Is still a great deal of
work to be done before 'the tunnel can
be used, but It will be pushed with all
possible speed, and It is expected that
trains will be running through by the
middle of November. The cement lining
of the tunnel, which is a pretentious,un
dertaking of Itself. Is up within perhaps
500 feet of the middle of the mountain on
either side, and the present double track
for the small cars that have been used
to haul out the rock and haul In " the
cement, will have to be removed and the
heavy track laid!
RESERVATION LAND IN DEMAND.
80O0 to 10,000 Settlers Will Endeavor
to Secure Possession.
TACOMA, Sept 21. Hundreds of land-,
seekers are arriving at Brewster, '.Okano
gan Courity, to secure locations In" the
Colvllle reservation, which will be opened
for settlement October 10. They are chiefly
from Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, the Dako
tas and Indiana. Between Ropybllc and
the western boundary of the reservation
over 100 land agents are engaged In locat
ing settlers for from ?10 to ?o0 each. Oc
tober 10 between 5000 and 8000 settlors will
swarm over the reserve to secure posses
sion and set their stakes.
Mining Stock Quotations.
Following are jestcrday's transactions at the
Portland Mlnlnp Stock Exchange:
Helena l.OtM shares at 2
8.000 at 32ft
1.000 at 32
COO at 3i
50 at 32Va
Helena No. 2 17,000 at 74
Lost Horao 4,000 at 34
n C6Cat 37
May Queen O.0OJ at 2&
Mustek 2,000 at 10ft
3.000 at 10&
Portland G. M. & M. Co 10,000 at 3
13 0O0 at 3a
Sweden Co 19,000 at 1
Helena $0 V2
Helena No. 2
Lost Horso .,
Oregon Ex. & Dev. Co
Following are tho quotations at tho Oregon
Mining Stock Exchange yesterday:
Adam Mountain $0 04ft
Gold Hill & Bohemia 4ft
Goldstono Consolidated 1ft
Helena No. 2 7ft
Lost Horse 3ft
May Queen 2ft
Oregon Ex. & Dev. Co
Adams Mountain 2,500 shares at
Golden Scepter 5.000 at
Helena No. 2 l.OOOat
Muslck 1.000 at 10ft
aweaen 4.500 at 1ft
SPOKANE, Sept. 21. Tha closing hlds
mining stocks today were:
Blacktall $0 12i Noble Five ....SO
Butte & Boston
Deer Trail Con.
Gold LedBB ....
I. X. L
Lone Pine Surp.
Mount. Lion ...
Morn. Glory ...
Tom Thumb ...
SAN-FRANCISCO. Sept. 21. Official closing
quotations" for mining stocks today were:
Justice SO 06
S Occidental Con ... 7
21 Ophlr en
Best & Belchor. ..
Challenge Con ...
Con. Cal. ;Va...
Crown Point ....
Gould & Curry...
Hale 5fc Norcro3s.
i43 Savage is
24 Seg. Belcher 2
211 Sierra Nevada ... 37
M Silver Hill .-
1 20IStandard 4 10,
union 1 -on zj,
Utah Con 3
Yellow Jacket ... 23
NEW YORK, Sept. 21.
closed as follows:
-Minium stocks today
Chollar $0 17
Ontario S5 50
10 Ophlr 42
Con. Cal. & "Va..
Gould & Curry..
Hale & Norcross.
Homestako . . . . .
. 1 10 Plymouth 8
45 Quicksilver 1 50
30 do pref 7 00
17 Sierra. Nevada ... 25
.50 00 Standard 4 00
05 Union Con 14
Mexican 25 Yellow Jacket ... 20
BOSTON. Sept. 21. Closing quotations:
Allouez M. Co..$ 1 25IOsceo!a $ 63 25
Amai. copper., o uu
Atlantic. 22 50i
Boston & Mont. 310 00
Parrott 30 CO
Qulncy 140 00
Santa Fe Copper 4 25-
Tamarack 229 00
Utah Mining; ... 28 75
"Winona 2 30
Wolverines .... 88 50
Butte & Boston 55 00
Cal. & Hecla.. 740 00
Centennial .... 14 50
pwinkUn 13 00
Humboldt 25 00j
Clackamas Con nty Mineral Region.
OREGON CITY, Sept -ZL There 4s an
if mp&FMoa Wjij isoedfs a mmdl&iam is U
not wis tm gut aim thai has stood ihm issi of
tknm ami has himdesus of thousands of osipss
to hs credit ?
A groat many,woatQis who aro HI try every
ihfajf thmy hoar of in tho vsay of mmdicSna, and
this axperfntmntlag with unknown drugs is a
eonstaat inanaoa to tiwir airmady imnairmd
This is very unwise, for there are remedies which, are no experi
ents and have been known years ahd years to be doing only good.
Take for instance,
Lydia Em Pinkhamrs Vegetable Gosnpoiamdl
For thirty years its record has been one unbroken, chain of suc
cess. jSo medicine for female ills the world has ever knownhas auch,
a record for cures.
Another Gase of Kid"
noy, Womfy and Bladder
Trouble Cured by Lydia
" Dkab Fbeesd Two years ago I
had child-bed fever and womb trouble
in its worst form. For eight months
after birth of babe I was not able to sit
up. Doctors treated me, but with no,
help. I had bearing-down pains, burn
ing in stomach, kidney and bladder
trouble, and my back was so stiff and
sore. The right ovary was badlyaffected
ahd everything I ate distressed me, and
there was a bad discharge.
" I was confined to my bed when I
wrote to you for advice and followed
your directions faithfully, taking
Lydia. E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound, Liver Pills, and using the Wash,
and am now able to do the most of my
housework. I believe I should have
died if. it had not been for your Com
pound. I hope this letter may be the
result of benefiting some' other suffer
ing woman. I recommended your Com
pound to every one." Mrs. Mary
Vaughan, Trimble, Pulaski Co., Ky.
apparent stir in the mineral region of
Clackamas County, and parties of pros
pectors are heard from in varipus sec
tions of the Cascade Range. Several fair
ly promising ledges have been discovered
during the Summer. Emile and Henry
Joost have located a quartz claim In the
Tansy Mountain district, near the head
waters of the Molalla, and only a short
distance from the recent locations in the
Pansy Basin mining district Two men
were In from the Molalla mining district
today, and will send In placer-claim lo
cations as soon as they can secure defi
The Suc(quafmie. mining district will
have a 25-ton mill In operation within J
60 days r " -,
Ingalls 'Bros, and the Fofler-Boyer
Lumber Company have stopped their saw
mills at Centralla.
The White Shipbuilding Company, of
Everett, Is about to begin construction
of a four-masted schooner.
Articles "of incorporation of the Puget
Sound Lighterage Company were filed at
Port Townsend this week.
The Goldendale Milling Company's mill
Is now running day and night, with com
bined steam, and water power.
Improvements which will cost In the
neighborhood of 535,000 are being planned
for the Henco brewery, of Spokane
Arrangements have been made for a
shipment of 20 tons of ore from the Tom
Thumb to be made to the Grand Forks
smelter shortly, for testing purposes.
The cranberry marshes of Pacific Coun
ty will yield about a third of a crop
this year, probably 1000 barrels, worth
at least JSOOO. The pickers are now In
It is reported that within two weeks
the work will be begun of building the
Great Northern water front line at New
Whatcom, now that the Hamilton-Sauk
extension is about finished.
Prescott Veness & Co., of Wlnlock,
commenced work Monday on a new tram
road up the gulch from the Johnson dam
to the Seaman ranch, where they will
resume logging as soon as the road Is
The Thompson Steamship Company, ol
Seattle, has placed a contract with the
Everett Shipbuilding Company for a pas
senger steamer ito cost $50,000. The new
boat will be a propeller, 175 feet over all.
30 feet beam, 14 feet 6 Inches moulded
depth of hold. She will be fitted with
triple expansion engines, and three Scotch
The year 1900 has witnessed the largest
production and heaviest sales of coal
since the mines of Washington were
opened. The Increased demand has been
due to a variety of causes, and with all
the extraordinary effort that has been
put forth to Increase the output the pro
duction of the mines has been Insuffi
cient Latterly not more .than one-half of
the coal asked for has been supplied.
The Republic & Grand Forks Railroad
Company has filed articles of Incorpora
tion with the Secretary of State signify
ing Us Intention to build a railroad from
Nelson, B. C, through the County of
Ferry to the City of Republic. The com
pany will also construct telegraph and
telephone lines along the same route. The
capital stock Is $1,000,000, divided into 10,
000 shares. The principal place of busi
ness Is Republic, and the control of the
company for the ftr3t six months Is in
charge of nine directors.
The Centralla News prints eight mar
riage, notices under the heading, "Signs
of a Hard Winter."
A chorus of 1000 children's voices will
sing National songs at the opening of
the Spokane exposition.
Frank Nalder. stewu-d at the Walla
Walla penitentiary, has been appointed
clerk In place of J. B. Gehr, resigned.
Thp Hawaiian ship Hawaiian Isle, now-
loading at Chemamus for-Australia, ha-
made application at Port Townsend for
The Great Northern has announced a
reduced round-trip fare of one and one
third fare from all stations In the State
of Washington to Seattle during the
State Epworth League rally, October
The City Council of North Yakima has
passed an drdlfiance requiring bUrlal per
mits to be Issued by the city health offi
cer before Interments are made In the
city's cemetery. It was done over the
About 100 members Of the Seattle Cham
ber of Commerce will visit Sound cities
October 5 and 6. The itinerary will prob
ably Include Port Townsend, Port An
geles, Blaine, Anacortes, Whatcom, Fair
haven and Everett
A teamster In the Healy & Sisco log
ging camp at Marysvllle, named William
Lea. was killed Tuesday afternoon. While
helping to pull down a tree that had
A Loiter Which Proves
Thai Lydia Ea Pinkhamrs
Will Remove Tumor and
Cure Other Weakness
".Two years ago I was a great suf
ferer from womb trouble and -profuse
flowing each month, and tumors would
form in the womb. I had four tumors
in two years. I went through treat
ment with doctors, but they did me no
good, and I thought I would have to
resort to morphine.
" The doctor said that all that could
help me was to have an operation and
have the womb removed, but I had
heard of Mrs. Pinkham's medicine and
decided to try it, and wrote for her
advice, and after taking her Vegetable
Compound the tumors were expelled
and I began to get stronger right
along, and am well as ever before. Can
truly say that I would never had got
ten well had it not been for Lydia E.
Pinkham's Compound." Mary A.
Stahl, Watsontown, Pa.
lodged, a branch struck Lea en the-forehead,
crushing his skull.
The total valuation of railroad proper
ty in the State of Washington, as equal
ized by the State Beard of Equalization,
aggregates $21,031,656. The valuation on
this class of property, as equalized by
the county boards, amounted to $15,777,
303. B. A. Seaborg. president of tho Puget
Sound Packing Company, was arrested
at Falrhaven Wednesday by Sheriff
Smith, of Clallam County, dn a warrant
charging him with Illegal driving of fish
traps within the three-mile Umlt of tho
Hoko and Elwha River mouths.
Prospectors returning from the Bump
ing Lake country report an exodus of
Indians from thai region. The "red men
are said to Be In terror of a great mon
ster which they believe Inhabits Bumping
Lake'' for the sold purpose or destroying
all Indians found about Us shores.
The thieves who stole a lot 6f oat3 at
Stanwood, a few days ago. were located
on Camano Island Wednesday. Two offi
cers went on a tugboat to arrest them,
but were met by the robbers, who, with
rifles, compelled them to return. The
Sheriff took a posse of 10 men and went
after the robbers, but could find no trace
Id the matter of the award of a 1000
ton coal contract to the Pacific Clipper
Line. It turnn out that the Pacific Clipper
Line ha3 a ship In port, and that the Pa
cific & Alaska Steamship Company has
not. As the Government Is in a great
hurry to get the coal to Nome, the Quar
termaster was obliged to pass the latter's
bid and accept the nett higher,
A British Columbia game warden
named Faulkes was shot" "Wednesday
while attempting to arrest a market
hunter named Walter Baker ,U3t across
the line, at Sumas prairie. Bakor resist
ed arrest and Faulkes attempted to club
him with the gun. Baker grabbed tho
gun and discharged It. The shot toolc
effect In Faulkes' arm and side. His In
juries are not believed to be fatal. Ba
ker is in jail.
L. C. Cody and a party of Summer ex
cursionists have returned to North Yaki
ma from the vicinity of Mount Adams,
on the Yakima Indian reservation. They
report having examined the great spirit
lake, sa dreaded by the Yakima Indians.
The. natives believe that the lako pos
sesses the powers of communication with
mortal man and always delivers a mes
sage of death. If an Indian, who 13 to
die looks upon the lake he sees first a
slight ripple of the waves, as If a wind
storm were coming on. Presently the
form of a little child appears In the mist
that covers the water. This gradually
grows larger until It becomes a horse,
when It disappears. The Indian who wit
nesses this transformation of the spirits
returns to his tepee and prepares for
death. They say no man lives oyer one
week after seeing tho spirits on the lake.
To Watch American Sportsmen.
VANCOUVER. B. C, Sept 21. Instruc
tions have been sent to the Provincial
police officers near the American bounaa
ry of British Columbia to be on the watch
for American sportsmen who are coming
over to kill game In this province. A
number of excursions from Seattle havo
been run In the past few weeks. The
maximum fine for the offense is $300. but
a license of $50 may be paid, allowing
nonresidents-to shoot In British Colum
Where la Grippe appears this wonderful remedy
sut3 It to Immediate flight. Even in the severest
cases its action Is quick and effective. It slnays
proves a bleaelng to the afflicted.
Terror of La Grlpjja Suddenly Checked.
Tho cood that has boon pocformedin tha
country by Dr. Durkhart' a Vege table Com
pound la boyond description. Poraonally.
it cured rao oC a trearJioroas and painxul
cms of La Grippe- In 30 days. Since then
X havo not experienced a single cold. Tha
.Compound proves a blessnur wherever, la
itvnrinH JA)!n A Tnrrtan. Fnnrifl. XO.
For sale hvniirtrnirtrin Thirty HnvV treatment
forSJc; Sorentydajs treatment SOc; Six months
treotmont 51.00. lMay' trial trtatmmtjrte.
la Tablet Form Pleasant to Take.
DB. W & BURKHABT, Cincinnati. Ohio
State School of Mines
At Butte. Montana, will open Sept. 11, 1000.
Full four years courie of Instruction 'offered;
two terms of 20 weeks each per year. Tuition
fros to Montana students; other, pay $25 per
term For other Information, address if. IL
Leonard. Butts. Mont.