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THE MOffNINfl ; OJtEGONIAN, MODAy, QCTOBEB 29, 1900.
S HEAVY WITH GOLD
OrevFrom the Recent Strike In
ACTIVE DEVELOPMENT MMWtetESS
Sow the Rlen. ;Vt "Wau( S'tnad
Ledere TwelvelPi Tfeiek la a
BAKER CITY, Or., Oct. 28. 4Msnger
EL 6, MoCallum, of the; mmoth Gold
Mining Company, which made tho rioh,
Btrlko reported irom the Belle of Baker
the past -week, came to Baker City Sat
urday and confirmed early reports. Man
ager WbCallum brought -with him speci
mens of the ore he took from the tunnel
which are heavy -with gold. No exact
figures are given out of -what the speci
mens -will run per ton. Any. mine that
can produce much of it -will be a valu
TIbe strike In the Belle of Baker 'was
made 800 feet -west of the rich ore chute
Of the Mammoth, w&Joh is on the same
itedgo. "When the rich ore -was being
ftttknr out of "Sho (Mammoth, excitement
pan high thereabout. Many miners fa-ffrdifg-
-with the Mammoth property have
(expected developments on the other por
Ckms of the ledge. One of the original
owueea of Che Belle -of Baker, Andrew
XJlliott, Who still has a third Interest, pre
dicted a strike of good ore when proper
Drosscuttlng .should 'be done.
In ttie Bella of Baker there Is a 180
ffioot chart, -and at that level a 600-foot
Ifismnel was run. In cleaning' out this old
jtusnel preparatory to further -work, Man
ctger McCallum states be picked up rock
'that Impressed him as coming from the
pwali of a ledge. A crosscut was ordered,
fend tannodiaiely developed a vein, of good
tore. Tnea It became apparent that the
old tunnel bad run parallel to the ledge,
but dose to it, and several crosscuts -were
'made for a distance of 170 feet In the
'tunnel. That distance the ledge has been
developed, and surface and upraise work
jeatlsfy jjiin that, the back is all good ore.
tHow much deeper the vein extends will
fbe determined by nhe new plan of work
iaow Inaugurated: by the company. The
Scrossouts reveal a ledge from 5 to 12
teet In thickness.
The company has already in course of
erection on the Belle of Baker a flve
igoot Bryan mlH of about SO tons dally
capacity. Other machinery will be coxn
ipleted by the time the mill 4s ready for
work. A now chart win be sunk from
the top of tho ridge to such depth as the
'ore warrants. By means of this the oom
3any will reach the ore revealed from be
meath and open up whatever, lies below
rthe level of the; present tunnel.
Th Mammoth; Gold Mining Company Is
& different corporation from the Bald
Mountain Company, but controlled by the
came capital. On the property of the lat
ter company a 20-etamp mill is being
erected, and? other machinery necessary
Ito ts operation. With the work laid out
tin the Belle of Baker and other proper
ties of the group, considerable activity
will be witnessed In that district.
G. G. McNamara, an assayer and min
ing engineer of Baker City, returned to
day from a visit to the Goose Creek cop
per deposits, over which there has been
emae excitement the past month. Goose
Creek is a short distance southwest of
the Sparta district, and about 25 miles
.northeast of Baker City. The belt of land
that Is reported to show -well In copper
borders the Gllklnson copper claim and
other properties that nave attracted much
expressed himself as well satisfied with
the Ire found 4n the Goose -Creek dis
trict, and brought same of it back to the
city ifor assay. He says the deposit ex
tends over an area six to nine miles long,
and three to flvo miles wide, the north
ern point touching the vicinity of the
"Sanger mine. Several locations are rer
ported in the district recently.
meats and necessitated a considerable
expense. As the hospital is about the
only charitable Institution, Salem has, the
people of this city are always .ready to
join in any movement in the Interests of
TCKJTHD OFfe MAST .OATTLB.
Fresperlt-r of Goose Lake Valley. i
LAKEVTEW, Or., Oct. 25. Probably no
other -farming section of Oregon oaaihow
as large a sale of cattle as Goose Take
Valley, in which Lakeview is situated.
Lake County is a stock county, but this
particular -valley is devoted principally to
trait ana cereals, mtu stock as a profita
ble adjunct. The following sales of cattle
are only a small item .compared to the
large sales in other portions of the
X Ii Company; to. B. B. Edson, 900 beef
cattle, at $38 for steers and $32 GO for cows;
Isaac Roluett, to G. W. Mapes, 22 head of
beef cattle, at 33$; C M. Oliver, driven to
Marysvllla, CaL, SO head, at ?37 50; E. C.
Thurston, to Mitchell Bros., 160 head stock
cattle, at $25; S. J. Studley, to i Mitchell
Bros., 175 head of stock cattle, at $25; F.
M. Duke, to Mitchell Bros., 50 head stock
cattle, i at $25; D. H. Hartzog, to Mitchell
Bros., 150 head stock cattle, at $23; 7. H.
Lehman, to Terber & Swanson, 13 head,
at $29; C. C Pratt, to Gerber &, Swanson,
20 head, at $23; F. D. Bauers, to Gerber &
Swanson, 75 head of beef, at, $34; Heryford
Bros., to Gerber & Swanson, 700 head of
beef cattle, at $3L
There were numerous small, sales of one
to a dozen beef to our local butchers.
Over 375,000 has been realized In this val
leyfromthe sale oft cattle alone. j
People are very prosperous In Goose
Xiake Valley, and they are nearly to a
man In line for McKinley and 'another
four years of good times.
VitrCOHS RETTJIU. HOME.
Salem Football Players Heartily Re
ceivedReady for Kext.
SALEM, Oct. 28. The Salem football
team returned home today from its vic
torious contest with Eugene, and was mot
at the train by a crowd of Salem football
enthusiasts. As It was Sunday, no noisy
demonstration was made, but the victors
were heartily congratulated by their
many friends. The boys think they were
not given fair treatment in the report of
the game sent to The Oregonian, and say
that McMillan denies the statement cred
ited to him. As Referee Bishop is one of
the best football men in the state, and is
a former student at Eugene, the boys
think that any insinuations that he was
wrong in his rulings are unfair to him.
Manager Durbln says that tho capital
club will meet the Multnoman3 next, and
he will try to arrange games with the
San Francisco and Puget Sound teams.
PUBLIC LAND FIGURES
ZHFOaMATIOPr JIOMsTHB REPORT
OS COMMISSIONER. HERMANN.
Bl XBerecUw-Bf Svetees Tfce Forest
RjeMrresk-Swarauury ef Reeem-
memaatioas tor the Service.
SALEM, Oct. 28. The annual report of
Blnger" Hermann, commissioner ox the.
General Land Office, for the year ending
June 30, 1900, embraced tabulated state
meats showing the business done In the
district land offices, 117 In number; gives
general Information regarding forest and
other reservations, and makes recom
mendations regarding ' needed ' legislation"
In -'addition to what has heretofore been
published, It shows' that' the total cash re
ceipts' for the past" year amount to $4,
379,758, which 19 an Increase in this single
Item alone, over the previous ' year,' of
$1,809,621, and an Increase over the year
ending June 30, 1898, of $2;101763. The land
dlsposed'of during the past year amount
ed to 13,453,8S7 acres, as against 9,182,413
acres -for the .preceding year, an increase
of Over 4,000,000 acres.
The original homestead "entries made
by the settlers upon the public domain
during the year Just closed aggregated
8,478,409' acres. 'Last year 6,177,587 acres
Were entered by homesteaders, or 2,300,822
acres lees than thi3 year.
Tho total acreage disposed of durlng'the
year Is divided as follows:
Acres7 sold for" cash 1,178,982
Acres of miscellaneous entries.... 12,212,462
Acres of Indian lands ' 62,423
Coroner Snow has received particulars
regadlng the dead man found In Pine
"Canyon, near Eagle "Valley. "While a
package of strychnine was found by him,
end half the contents of oao bottle gone,
the doctor making the post-mortem ex
amination thought deceased came to his
death by .natural causes. From investi
gations made, It is believed his name Is
J. E. Wjlllams. a mining man. He had
a gold watch and $45 in money in his
pockets, besides a Smith & "Wesson re
volver and some papers. As there was
no evidence of violent death, no Inquest
was Cield over the remains.
PUBLISHING TJJTDER DIFFICULTIES.
Misfortune to toe Force- of tlio Ore.
ffon Prison Missionary,
SAIiEM, Oct. 28. Tho extreme of diff
iculties under which a periodical may
be published, is shown by tho October
jrcmber of the Prison, Missionary, a
monthly issued by I. J. Sprague, a pris
oner at the Oregon Penitentiary. The
October number contains but two pages
and is given entirely to a personal com
munication from the editor to his sub
ecribers. The editor has this to say, in
As aa excuse for Benfiiar oat bo small an
edition of the Prison Missionary, Ttr will state
to yoa that the editor and maunder 1b on the
dek list, and does not know what turn the af
fliction mar take. If ho soes to the noapltal,
there Is no telling when he will leave it. If
te dies, let It bo hoped that tho Iord will and
a more efficient man to nil the editorial chair
on the Missionary.
We have printed thl sheet off and held It
ready to mall a copy to each one of our sub
scribers, that thoy may know wnat is the mat
ter If thoy fall to got the paper-on time. If
we are compelled to drop & number or two
we will extend all subscriptions on our list to
2he amount of papers dropped, and allow each
a to ran over lone enough to make in -tnr
lost papers, unless It so happens that wo can
run out -double numbers enough to make up
tho 48 pajres for each subscriber.
It will be remembered by j'ou that the state
has no interest in this publication, and when
anything happens to the editor, everything
must stop, as he Is odltor, compositor, press
man, solicitor, moiling: clerk, galley-boy and
treasurer. So you see, when all these offices
on a paper are vacant, the publication must
cease until they can be refilled.
At the bottom of the first page appears
tho following, which indicates what the
editor thinks may be the possible outcoma
of his illness:
In case the present editor's name disappears
from the columns of the Prison Missionary,
the subscribers may know that he has no
connection with the paper whatever.
On the second page is a, "later" an
nouncement which informs the reader
that the editor Is Improving slowly but
Is not yet able to carry his forms to the
press. Ho says:
It Moms that Satan is determined to see
that this publication is hindered as much as
possible, and he seems to make a success of
It In a creat many Instances. "We trust that
our subscribers will not get discouraged and
think that we are not trylnc to do our best,
for wo are. T7e have worked vs. ..
almost impossible for us to hobble from our
coll to tho printlne office.
Ie Molay Comrramdery. Knights Tem
Plar, of this city, has begun prepara
tions for a charity ball to be given in
the old Reed Opera-House on Thanksgiv
ing evening, for the benefit of the Salem
Hospital. The Reed has been remod
elled and will be ready for occupancy by
Myers & Sons and the Masonic lodges
about Thanksgiving time. This ball will
be the opening event, and will propably
be the chief social event of the year.
Tho Salem Hospital has recently "re
moved from its former quarters en
Twelfth street to the Orphans' Home on
Asylum avenue. The new hospital build- J
fioff. zea.mrea many repairs and improve-
TOTfGUE DREW A CROWD.
Discussed Political Issues at Jack
JACKSONTHJLE, Or., Oct 28. Con
gressman Thomas H. Tongue spoke here
last night. The Courthouse was crowded
and many were unable to gain admission.
His speech was upon the broader Issues
of the campaign, and embraced a com
parison of results between Republican
and Democratic administrations. His
clear and concise statement of the ac
quisition of the Philippines as the re
sult of the war, and earnest appeal to
he people of the Coast to vote to retain
them as a matter of business, received
frequent and prolonged applause. He held
hla audience for two hours.
GOLD IK MBWIS COUNTY.
Sample Assayed Rich, and Ore Is
Coming: Ont for Mill Test.
CHEHAUS, Wash., Oct 28. Daniel
Shaner, who carries the mall between
Mossyrock and Forest, in this county," re-
jorts ,an excitement, at .jUayfleld,-. on- the
Cowlitz River, 25 miles southeast-of Che
halls, on account of the alleged discov
ery of a rich goldJbearing ledge at the
mouth of Silver Creek. William Buesch,
formerly a merchant at Silver Creek, 's
the man who made the find and had the
assay made. A quantity of the ore is
being brought out for a mill test. Claims
are being staked on all the land near
Of the "miscellaneous" entries, 8,478,409
acres were original homestead entries; 1,
622,7X6 acres were state selections, and
l',932,lS9.were railroad selections.
In the three Northwestern States min
eral and, mill-site patents were issued as
' Patents. Claims. Acreage.
Oregon f. 13 18 507,65
Washington 63 114 1.964.708
Idaho ..1 62 10S 1.838.898
Durinir the year 1.277,572 acres of land
were certified or patented on account of
railroad grants, an Increase of 772.921
acres over the preceding year. Of the
total amount, 125,914 acres were In Oregon
and were paten ted, under the Oregon and
California grant. .
The following table, incorporated irr the
report, shows an approximate estimate
of the quantity of vacant public land,
together with the area reserved and ap
proximated at the close of the year end
ing Juno 30, 1900:
February" 28, 1899 "(30 Stat., 90S), be ex
tended to authorize the Secretary of the
Interior to rent or lease lands wlthlo
frest reservations for ahyr purpose not
incompatible with the purposes for which
such reservations are created. "'
"i1lf,TThe enactment of a law that shall
empower forest" officers;" special agents
and other officers having authority iri re
lation tot the protection of public lands
and thextlmber thereon," to make arrests,
without process In hand, for the violation
of the laws or rules 'and regulations re
lating ' to, the forest reserves or other
forest lands of .the United States.
'12. 'That the provisions-vof tno forest
fire act,approvedMay..5,19(XV bo also ex
tendedito meet tlw.varlqu pauses of flres
on the public domain, and to make ample
provisionto meet1 and overcome the dan
ger from' every source. ,
"13. That "the region m Arizona con
taining what is known as ithe petrified
forest be set apart as a National park,
in accordance with the bill pending i
"14r PThe enactment of a law authoriz
ing the establishment of National parks
for thV preservation of prehistoric Tulns
and for 'other purposes, as provided for
In the pending bill (H. R. 11021.)
'15. The passage of an act which shall
provide that all public lands which are
more valuable t for forest uses than for
other purposes shall' be wltfidrawn from
settlement, entry, sale and other disposi
tion, and be held for the p'roteotlon and
utilization of the timber thereon, in ac
cordance with the provisions of fores,
reservation laws. "
"16. For the enactment of a general
law Which shall repeal tho numerous con
flicting and undesirable existing, statutes
respecting timber on the unreserved lands,
and in their stead make due provision
for the protection and use of timber on
such lands. -
"17. Recommendation, renewed that the
appropriation for the coming year for tho
prevention of depredation upon public
timber be not less than $150,000."'
EXTENSION OF THE P. & I N.
Trains Will Run 100 Miles by First
WEISHR, Idaho, Oct. 27. Steel rails be
gan to arrive here on last Sunday for the
Pacific & Idaho Northern Railway. Track
laying has been begun on tho extension
of the ,road, and every available man is
being employed. Laborers are being
brought Here from Portland and Puget
Sound towns. It is expected to complete
tne track-laying to Council by December
L and have trains running Into that
place by that time. The road will then-
be completed for a distance of 100 miles
from this point.
' Politics are waxing warm as the end
of the fight approaches. "There is a great
MfclMsW GOLD DUST
SUM DEPOSITED--AT SEAT-TLB AS
SAY OFFICE THIS TEAR.
i Season's OtrtpHt From Cape - Nome
Probably f 8,000,000 Klondike,
Atlla and Other Soarcca,
SEATTLE. Oct, 28. A total of 520,168,
67 51 worth of god dust and bullion Has
been received1 vin the Seattle "United State?
Assay Office during, the present calendar
year. ,F. A Wing the Assayer in charge,
furnishes the .following figures showing
tne amount of. gold' dust and bullion re
ceived between January 1 and October
Number of deposits 6,028
Ounces of gold and bullion... 1,243,163.36
Total value of same S20.166.687 54
l.. ., . . ., ... . ,
the districts the gold comes from, is as
Cape. Nome $2,710.427 01
Other Alaska points 462,893 31
STATE OR TERRITORY.
A. U. Alexander, of Cheballs.
CHEHAXJS, Wash., Oct. 28. A. U. Al
exander died hist night after an illness
of nearly two months of a fever. He
will be buried tomorrow morning from
the home of his uncle, W. M. TJrquhart,
under the auspices of the Knights of
Pythias and the Woodmen of the World.
Mr. Alexander was born near Chehalis,
and at the time of his death was about
28 years old. He had been actively en
gaged In the brokerage and real-estate
business for a number of years, and for
two years past has been secretary and
treasurer of the Chehalis Water Company.
vastttic. roN, Oct. 28 -The Secretary
of the Interior has approved a patent of
34,754 acres In the North Yakima and
Spokane Falls land districts, in Wash
ington, to the Northern Pacific Railroad
South Dakota ,
Total Alaska $3,178,320 32
British Columbia (Atlln) 5 493,116 27
Yukon district (Klondike).... 16,374,488 15
Washington, Oregon, Idaho
and foreign gold coin 125,752 80
Grand total ...." $20,166,687 54
Since October 24, Mr. -Wing has received
an additional $150,000 from Nome, and ?50,
000 from other points. The probabilities
are' that before the season closes .Nome
will have furnished a total of $5,000,000.
YOUKON NAVIGATION CLOSED.
Itist Passengers Oat Brougrht Klon
SEATTLE, Oct. 28. The steamer Dol
phin arrived from Skagway today with
130 passengers, and $200,000 in gold from
the Klondike The Klondikers came up
the river ort the Zealandia, leaving Daw
son October 14. -The river was then full
of floating Icg for 100 miles and tlie weath
er was bitterly cold. Two small steamers
lefjt two days later and are now wlna
bound on Lake Labarge. River naviga
tion Is over for the season.
first thought of all regular army officers.
It Is these very officers who say that to
abolish the canteen means to encourage
drinking and the breaking of regulations,
and is a J!rect blow at the efficiency of
the whole Army an efficiency which bas
been tried and proved not wanting.
EXTRA CHARGE FOR BREAD.
Oartoms , of English Inns That Do
Not Please Americans.
"One of the strangest things about the
management of English restaurants," re
marked a gentleman who has recently re
turned from a. visit to Iondon to n. -writer
In the Vashington Star, "is the custom
of charging diners for every slice of
bread which they eat. For instance, a
day or two before my departure from tho
British capital I. as a mark of esteem,
invited several English, friends to dine
with me at one of the moat celebrated of
the fashionable West End restaurants.
Well, the repast was served lh a private
room, and everything went off splendidly
until the coffee and cigar stage was
reached, and I asked that my bill bo
brought to me. There, to my utter as
tonishment, the head waiter, in the hear
ing of the assembled company, ap
proached me, and in a loud voice asked":
'And how many breads 'ave you 'ad, sir?
"This question I cou?d not remember; as
I had not "been engaged in counting the
number of slices consumed, but one" of
my guests, who had evidently kept track
of the bread, noticing my embarrassment,
said In my behalf, 'four plates.'
" 'Ah!' muttered the waiter, 'that's 1
shillln h'extra,' and. after adding the
amount to my bill, he handed It to mo
"Of course I paid for tho bread, but I
have been wondering ever since I did so
why the .American custom of not charg
ing for 'the staff of Iifo is riot Introduced
The unreserved lands In Alaska are moBtly unsurveyed and unappropriated.
Weston is to have an electrlo light
plant with capacity of 600 16-candle power
Messrs. Harness & McMulIen, of Drew
sey. shipped two carloads of horses from
Ontario last week, some for Colorado and
some for Iowa.
The Arlington Record, after careful in
quiry and computation, estimates the
wheat yield of Gilliam County this year
at 1,750,000 bushels.
The Dalles Chronicle reports a rumor
that the Oregon King gold mine in
Northern Crook County has been sold to
Eastern capitalists for $500,000.
The 2-yeax-old daughter of W. J. Has
kell, of Gordon Creek. Union Cnnnrv
burned to death a few days ago. She
was playing about an outdoor fire and her
The wires for the Elgin electric light
system are practically all strung. The
wneei ior oie power-house arrived the
latter part of last week, and, barring
some unexpected delay, tho plant will be
ready for business by the middle of D5xt
At her own request. Miss Snell is to re
tire from the management of the girls
dormltonr at the Oregon Agricultural Col
lege, 'In the new arrangement, Miss
Chamberlain is to have charge of tho dis
cipline and Mrs. Callahan of the business
and culinary department. The change is
to take place November L
To"dng about your fruits and garden
truck, says the Tillamook Herald, Tilla
mook takes the front seat. Our people
are still eating ripe "strawberries and
blackberries, and, to cap the whole thing,
Dwight Edmunds Friday morning gath
ered a mess of green corn, cucumbers,
squash and pole beans from his garden,
sufficient of each for his family, and still
there are more to follow.
Roads leading to The Dalles from every
direction are in fine condition since the
rain, and in consequence farmers are
hauling their wheat In large quantities,
but very little is being sold, says The
Dalles Times-Mountaineer. Forty-five
cents a bushel does not entice Wasco
County farmers to part with their golden
grain. Shipments of wheat are light, and
the D. P. & A N. Co. has taken oft the
Gamecock, which was engaged In the
wheat-carrying trade between here and
Has been consumed by the American pub
lic to the extent of over half a billion
bottles. More than any other bottled
beer in the world. Made exclusively by
the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Ass'n. W.
J. Tan Schuyver & Co., Portland, whole
The total appropriation for surveys of
public lands in the United States during
the past year was $525,000, of which $22,000
was apportioned to Oregon, $30,000 to
Washington and $34,000 to Idaho. The
Surveyor-Generals of these three states
report that the demand for surveys will
bo so great that appropriations for thi3
purpose will be needed, as follows: For
the year ending June 30, 1902 Oregon,
$34,640; Washington, $35,000; Idaho, $100,000,
According to the report, there are now
38 forest reserves in the United States,
embracing 46,772,129 acres. These figures
cover all the areas within the boundaries
of the reservations, but the land actually
reserved is only the vacant public land
therein. The Oregon reserves are the Cas
cade Range forest reserve, 4,492,800 acres;
Bull Run reserve, 142,080 acres; Ashland
forest reserve, 18,560 acres. The Wash
ington reserves are of the following:
Mount Rainier reserve, 2,027.520 acres:
Olympic reserve, 1,923,840 acres; Washing
ton forest reserve, 3,594,240 acres. The
Bitter Root Teserve in Idaho and Mon
tana comprises 4,147,200 acres, and tho
Priest River reserve in Idaho and Wash
ington, 645,120 acres.
After discussing at length the faults in
the present land laws, Commissioner Her
mann makes the following "summary of
"L That Congress modify the act of
June 16, 189S, bo as to make service in
the United States Army, Navy or Marine
..Corps.' in time of war, a defense to be
Interposed by tho settler defendant for
the actual term of such service, or en
listment, against any charge of abandon
ment which may be hereafter Initiated.
"2. Such legislation as will permit lo
cators of claims belleve to contain petro
leum or other mineral oils to have time,
after such location, within which to mahe
a valuable discover'.
' J. Legislation providing for the entry
and patenting, under the placer-mining
law. of lands valuable only for deposits
of crystallized salt.
"4. That means be adopted, by com
mission or otherwise, to ascertain the lo
cation and quantity of lands the title to
which remained In the Spanish crown at
the date of the cession of Porto Rico to
the United States, with a view to appro
priate legislation authorizing the survey
and disposal of such lands.
"5. The enactment of a law for the
compulsory attendance of. witnesses in
contested land cases before the local land
"6. 'The extension of tho Yellowstone
"7. That not less than the present ap
propriation of $300,000 for the forest ser
vice, in connection with the creation and
administration of forest reserves, be con
tinued for next year, with a possible in
crease in case other forest reserves are
"8. That an appropriation of $25,000 hi
made as an emergency fund for the em
ployment of assistance In the extinguish
ment of forest fires upon the public
lands, whether reserved or unreserved.
"9. That the clause in the aot of June
4, 1897 (30 Stat., 36), which permits the ex
change of lands within forest reservations
for those without, be further modified by
adding the following, to wit:
Provided, That tho natural state of the tract
relinquished has not been changed except to
such an extent as mar have been necessary
In clearing: the land for actual cultivation.
"Also that some legislation be had 'au
thorizing the rejection of any and all se
lections under said act for lands returned
as agricultural lands, should it be dis
covered, before the approval of tho se
lection by this office, that the land In
volved Is chiefly valuablo'for mineral
fight here over tho County Treasurer's
office. It Is claimed that the flght has
narrowed down to the friends of two
banks, and that politics no longer enters
Into the fight. It is said to be a ques
tion of which will get to be the deposi
tory. In the National campaign, Bryan's
chances are weakened here by the fact
that there are both Democratic and Pop
ulist Electors on the state ticket. If
they divide the votes equally there lis no
question of the Republicans carrying thf
state by an overwhelming majprity, but
It is understoodthat the Populist candi
date for Elector was left on by failure
to withdraw in time, and that he is urg
ing his friends to support the Democratic
Elector. Anyway, the Republicans are
hopeful that enough will vote for him to
make a small majority for McKinley.
Women, who have the right to vote in
this state, are registering slowly, as they
are afraid that If they votethey will bo
subject to jury duty. Many of them, how
ever, are preparing for the flght.
BOOST FOR REPUBLIC.
By a Man Who Wants Rlgrht ot Way
for a Railroad .
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25. W. fh Morris,
of Republic, Wash., who came to Wash
ington several weeks ago to secure a
right of way across the. Colvllle Indian
reservation for a new railroad, has again
returned to the city after a brief stay in
New York, and will remain here until
his application has'been finally acted upon
by .the Secretary of the Interior. Tho
proposed line Is to run from Grand Forks,
B. C, to' Republic, Wash.
Shortly after his return to this city. Mr.
Morris took occasion t'o give the town
of Republic a boost, and in an Interview
in a local paper, said:
"Republic, although only four years old,
has developed Into one of the most Im
portant gold camps In the Northwestern
States. One mine, from which the town
took its name, was sold two years ago for
$3,500,000 to Canadian capitalists, and Is
now paying them enormous dividends.
With the miners who comprise the town
drawing $3 50 a day and more, it Is easy
to pee that the place is prosperous.
"To Western men .it seems incredible
that the coal workers of Pennsylvania
should be slaving away for their pittance
of from $25 to $40 a month. A miner In
the gold -belt of the Northwest is a high
ly paid citizen. He gives $1 a day for
board, and thus has $70 cash every month
after settling his hotel account. Not many
of the miners thero are married, and as
a consequence they spend their money
wlth prodlgaf lavlshness. Saloons, faro
games and dance halls get a good part
"Such a thing as having a miner pay
for his powder Is unheard of. In the hard
granite of the Northwest black powder
would be useless, and dynamite costing
20 cents a pound Is used. A miner may
employ five pounds of it dally, but tho
mine company pays for it all."
How London Protect Itn Shtpnlnpr.
The most recent wond2r in London is
the new nreboat, which Is stationed at
the Junction or tne. Embankment ana
Blackfrlars bridge, says a London news
paper. It Is a singular looking craft,
designed to lirt izto gaKons of water to a
height of 350 feet per minute, to propel
Itself backwards, forwards or sideways Dy
the strength or its own water Jet, -and
to .sink shlp3 on fire and then pump
them out and raise them again. This
remarkable contrivance since it. has been f
moored under the Embankment has at
tracted large crowds, who gaze at it by
the hour or race along the riverside
wheneer It Is. taken for an experimental
trip up the river.
ONE SON OF GENERAL CARR, THE
Their Canoe Was Found Floating
- Bottom Up on Lake Washing
ton at Seattle Yesterday.
SEATTLE, Oct. 28. Torrey Carr, a son
of. S. O. Canv and brotber ot General
E. M. Carr, oi this. city,... and. Clark C.
Carr, son of General Clark E. Carr, of
Galesburg. 111., were drowned In Lake
Washington early this morning while
duck-shooting from a canoe. The bodies
havo not been recovered. General E. M.
Carr is a prominent lawyer, and General
C E. Carr is a campaign speaker sent
out from Illinois by the Republican. Na
tional Committee Ho was an Intimate
friend of President Lincoln, and was
10 years ago Minister to Denmark.
Tho young men left the city early this
morning, and at about 7 o'clock wero
heard -shouting for help by other hunt
ers. A few hours later the fog lifted and
their canoe was found floating bottom
up. Two steamers chartered by friends
searched all day for tho bodies.
This Country Lead the World
Catholic Cathedral Dedicated.
SAVANNAH, Ga Oct. 2S. This -morning,
upon the feast day of .St. Simon and
St. Jude, the magnificent cathedral of
St. John the Baptist was dedicated by
Mgr. Sebaston Martlnelll, delegate of the
Pope to the United States, assisted by
some 50 priests, Including 10 Bishops. The
now cathedral, built upon the ruins of
the cathedral begun by Bishop Per3lco in
1873, dedicated by BIshoo Gross In 1876,
and destroyed by. fire two years ago, is
probably the handsomest specimen of
gothlc architecture In the South.
Boy Killed in nn Elevator.
CHICAGO, Oct. 23. Paul Hurlbert, son
of A. V. Hurlbert, of Fort Collins, Colo.,
was Instontly killed ln an elevator at
tho Monadnock building today. The boy
was thrown to the floor by a Jerk which
the car gave In starting. He released his
hold on his mother'3 hand and fell bacK
ward. His skull was crushed between
the floor of tho elevator and the second
floor of the building. The elevator man
was watching his cable and did not see
the child fall. Mrs. Hurlbert was en
route home from Johnstown, Pa.
PROFIT IN SHIPBUILDING.
Coyotes Heeded to Kill Squirrels.
The scalp bounty law which was passed
by tho last Legislature has been the
eauso of thousands of coyotes being
killed. That these little, dusky marauders
are scarcer than they were a few years
ago can readily be noticed by spending a
few days on the hills of Southern Umatilla
County. But while the coyotes are be
coming less plentiful, and, If the bounty
law remains In force, may become prac
tically extinct, there are other pests which
arer getting worse, and may prove to be
as great a nuisance as the festive coyote.
The farmers and ranchers are complaining
tnat tno squirrels, gophers, field mice,
etc., are each year becoming more numer
ous, both on the ranges and oh the ranch.
By a great many ranchers this is attrib
uted directly to the killing off of the
coyotes. It is a well-known fact that tho
coyotes of Eastern Oregon do kill mil
lions of these rodents every year, and,
If the sugnt tninnlng out that they havo
received since the passing of the bounty
law has been the cause of the squirrels
and gophers being so numerous, the law
should be repealed by tho next Legislature,
Killed Mistress and Himself.
SEATTLE, Oct. 28.-James Slorah.
years a saloonkeeper here, killed Annie
Mitchell, a variety actress, his mistress,
at Dawson. October 23, and then killed
himself. He lost heavily at faro In
Nome, causing an estrangement .from
Tfo Right to Enter Military Reserva
tion. WASHINGTON, Oct 28. The Attorney
General has given an opinion to the Sec
retary of War that state authorities have
no legal right, to enter military reserva
tions of tho United States, oyer which
exclusive jurisdiction has been ceded by
the state within which the same is lo
cated for the purpose of serving process,
either cjvil or criminal, unless the state in
ceding such reservations reserves to itself
An Indnstry In Tills Country That Is
Showing Encouraging? Results.
That the shipyards of the country are
in a generally prosperous condition Is in
dicated by the fact that during the last
six months of 1899 and the first four
months of 1900 there was only one failure
amqng firms operating plants of any mag
nitude. On the other hand, a number of
shipbuilding establishments which had
been closed for some time were reopened
and there was scarcely one of the more
prominent Institutions which did not In
augurate enlargements or improvements,
theso extensions amounting in some in
stances to a virtual doubling of the ca
pacity of the yard. Most significant of
all is the fact that in the Interval men
tioned there were projected 10 new ship
building plants entailing outlays ranging
all the way from $500,000 to $6,000,000. Sonle
of these new. projects .are already wen
advanced, and if all are carried out on
the lines made out the aggregate ex
penditure will exceed $20,000,000.
The contracts In. the hands of the
American shipbuilders afford an equally
satisfactory showing. There are now
building or under contract in. the ship
yards of. the United States mercantile
and naval tonnage which represents an
aggregate value, exclusive of the armor
and armament for the naval vessels, ot
$69,000,000. Of this total the naval ves
sels building for the United States Navy
Dopartment foot up in round numbers $34.
600,000; the two Russian war vessels build
ing at the yard of -William Cramp & Sons
Company, $5,000,000; the mercantile ves
sels on the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts.
$18,000,000; the mercantile vessels on the
Great Lakes, $10,000,000, and the mercan
tile craft on the Inland rivers, $1,500,000.
Comparing this showing with the vol
ume of business on hand In the early
Summer of 1899, we find a distinct gain
of $7,000,000 in the value of contracts. In
asmuch as the commissions in the hands
of the builders at that time amounted
to approximately $62,000,000. That the
growth of the Industry is, moreover, even
greater than evidenced by these flguros
may be appreciated by a comparison of
tho sundry Items which go to makeup
each total. It will thus be seen that
whereas the volume of naval work fell
off $S",000,000, without taking Into consider
ation the Russian contracts, the value
of the shipbuilding on the inland rivers
was almost double, the aggregate of con
tracts of the Great .Lakes yards was
more than trebled, and tho plants on the
Atlantic and Pacific Coasts show an in
crease of many per cent in tho com
missions on their books.
Yerlte and JEli London Railway-
LONDON, Oct. .Experimental exca
vations at various points along the route
of tho Charing Cross, Duston and Hemp
stead Railway, whose franchise was re
cently acquired by Charles T. Terkes,
will bo begun tomorrow and the work will
then be continued without interruption.
Philippine Treasury Receipts.
WASHINGTON, Oct, 2S.-The receipts
at Philippine Treasury for the month of
August, 1900. were $934,561. The treasury
recelpts for the corresponding month of
1S99 were $523,193, showing an increase in
favor of the month of August, 1S00, as
winparea witn JByj of ;409,368.
The ' Forum.
The United States has the most abund
ant, tho easiest mined and the cheapest
coal of any nation. The proof of this
statement Is found In the greater area of
her coal lands, the size and accessibil
ity of her coal deposits, and the present
price of her coal. The area of coal lands
In Western Europe is less than 10.0C0
square miles, and practically all this area
has been opened to mining. The avail
able coal area of the United States at the
present time Is 50,000 square miles. More
over, the bjlk of American coal Is now
produced from six states Pennsylvania,
Ohio, West Virginia, Illinois. Alabama
apd Iowa and the coal-bearinff land'?
which they contain by no means repre
sent our total resources. Coal is found
In 20 counties in Virginia. Kentucky con
tains two largo coal fields, the western
being 4500 square miles In area. The Mis
souri coal fields embrace 25,000 squaro
miles, and the coal Is generally of good
quality. Northern Arkansas contains a
good-sized coal field, and Texas has a
coal-bearing area of 30,000 square mlle3.
The entire Rocky Mountain region
abounds in coal, Wyoming having- 20.0C0
square miles of coal lands, Colorado 18,000
square miles, and Montana 60,000 square
miles, while large deposits are found in
other states and territories- Abundance
of coal Is found in Washington.
The production of Great Britain" from
1870 to 1893 increased 83 per cent, of Ger
many 176 per cent, of France 128 per cent,
of Belgium 57 per cent, and of tho United
States 629 per cent. In other words, tho
United States, while drawing onljr upon,
a portion of her available deposits. In
creased her output during 28 years six
times as rapidly as the average of her
four competitors, who havo taxed their
entire resources to supply their needs.
This rapid Increase of American coal pro
duction over the production of Europe Is
due primarily to the greater abundance
of our coal deposits, and secondarily to
the greater thickness of the veins in our
There Were No Proposals.
NASEL, Wash., Oct. 24. (To the Editor.)
Please Inform mo through your columns
on the following:
Had Agulnaldo made any peace propo
sitions to Spain previous to Dewey's en
tering Manila Bay? If so, what were tho
conditions? M. C. FELDBERG.
At that time there was no war be
tween Spain and tho Tagals, so, of course,
there were no proposals for peace. Tho
Insurrection against Spain had closed In
If Baby Is Cutting Teeth,
Be sure and use that old and woll-trled remedy.
Mrs. WlnslowN Soothlnsr Syrup, for children
teething- It soothes the child. BOftena the Bums.
allays all pain, cures wind colic and diarrhoea.
LOOK HERE, YOUNG MEN
ARE YOU ONE OF THEM?
If so, write to old Dr. KES5LER today. Don't you know?
613 MEN WANTED
There are all over this county old, young and middle-aged men suffer
ing from the effects of bad habits when boys. Hundreds caught private
diseases, which have never been properly cured. Such men are unfit for
marrlnge or business, and if they let this disease continue, they will break
out with pimples or sores, sometimes rheumatism, heart disease, paralysis,
dizziness, stomach trouble will follow. They go to sleep sometimes whllo
reading or resting. PRIVATE DISEASE, if not CURED properly, will run
into stricture, gleet, prostalltus, catarrh of bladder and kidneys, and that
awful disease called chancres and bubois. that have ruined so many young
men for life. DR KESSLER, at the old St. Loul3 Dispensary, has been
doctoring theso cases right In Portland for many years. He also cures
tumors, wens, warty growths, old sores, cancers, all kinds diseases of nose,
throat or liver, or any kidney or bowel trouble. Call and seo the tape
worms they have taken from persons some 35 feet long.
Rheumatism, Piles, Neuralgia. Headache, Indigestion. Dyipepsia, Itch
ing Skin Diseases and that AWFULEST OF ALL DISEASES, Syphilis
(Pox). Gonorrhea, he cures QUICK WITHOUT ANY CUTTING. His private
office Is filled with pictures of these awful diseases. This old doctor can
refer to prominent business men, lawyers, ministers, professors, etc. as
to his honesty. EVERYTHING PRIVATE .
When you go to see him he soes you in private rooms. When you writo
him, only tho doctor reads your letter, when you go to consult this doc
tor, take a small bottlo urine (mado the previous morning) with you. If
writing, send it by express or mall. Address
J. HENRI KESSLER, M. D.,
ST. LOUIS MEDICAL AND SURGICAL DISPENSARY
230 YAMHILL ST., PORTLAND, OR.
Dowieltes Forcibly Deported.
MANSFD3LD, O., Oct. 28. Deacon Kess
ler and' Elder R. N. " Bouck, Dowleites,
were forcibly deported today by the po
lice. J3ouck had been here nearly a week
and held services. He objected to being
put on the train and had to bS dra?
"10. That the provisions of tho act otj out of tho station and put aboard.
The Canteen Question.
To cpndemn the canteen without having
seen its practical workings is an injus
tice, of which no thinking man will do
guilty. In this,' as in most other matters
in life, the majority 'ot us must accept
the opinion of those qualified to Judge.
If we are sick we do not go to a mer
chant to be .told what 13 the matter and
to 'obtain treatment. So In this canteen
question why shouldwe accept the per
haps sincere but misguided opinions of
those who really know nothing- about It,
when we can get the Judgment of those
who have every means of knowing tho
truth about the -matter, and who are per
fectly capable of forming and expressing
professional or expert opinion? No Army
officer derives the least benefit from the
canteen, except indirectly as it aids disci
pline. And the majority ot our Naqon
are today ready to admit that the discl-
nllrm which means pfflo!frtrv. thn urilfar
i.pnd the well-being of the men, Is tho
TWENTY YEARS OF SUCCESS
In the treatment of chronic diseases, such as liver,
kidney and stomach disorders, constipation, diarrhoea,
dropsfcal swellings. Bright' discaee, etc.
KIDNEY AMD 'URINARY
ConrplahTts painful, difficult, too frequent, milky off
bloody urine, unnatural discharges, speedily cured,
DISEASES OF THE RECTUM
Buch as piles, fistula, fiosure, ulceration, mucous and
bloody discharges, cured without the knife nola or
DISEASES OF MEN
Blood poison, gleet, stricture, unnatural losses. ta
potency, thoroughly cured. No failures. Cures guaranteed.
YOUNG MEN troubled with nlrht emissions. dr.m . -- ji w..
$ORUSVINESS OR'MA&IAGidaPriTe " 7" manll0 013
OWERL,B"'A"aBD MEN 'rh0 frOC1 e3Casea nd ! have lost their MANLl
m 10,P.AKD KIN DISEASES. Syphilis, Gonorrhoea, painful, bloody urine.
GTeeL Stricture, enlarged proU.te.flexual Dbjllty, Varicocele. Hydrocele mdnev
and Liver troubles, cured WITHOUT MERCURY ANE OTHER POiqrwmg
DRUGS- Catarrh and Rheumatism CURED. -rmM joiS-NOUa
Dr. Walker's methods are regular and scientific He uaen no patent nostrums
or ready-made preparations, but euros the dteeaae by thorough, radical treatment
Hla New Pamphlet 6n Prlvtv Diseases sent Free to all men who descrtb thel
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