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THR HORNING- GREGORIAN; FUKD-iV? NGYEMBEB 10; 1900:
TAKE DEFEAT EASY
Little Regret Manifested by
H'KINLEY!896 PLURALITY DOUBLED
Harlon. Countr 1 Safely Moored in
the Republican Column for
Tears to Come.
BALE":, Nov. 8. It Is a matter of quite
common mention In Salem that the Dem
ocrats and Populists do not manifest very
deep regret over the defeat of Bryan.
While the vote for Bryan -was up to the
expectations of Republican, leaders, show
ing that the Democrats and Populists
Quite generally voted for their candidate,
it is very evident that, after all, they
were not anxious that Bryan, should be
McKinleys plurality in Marlon County
this year Is double -what it -was four
years ago, and Republican leaders' feel
that for the next 20 years this county
will be one of the strongest supporters of
Republican principles In the state.
The present county administration Is
conducting county affairs on an economi
cal plan, and will greatly reduce. If not
entirely -wipe out, the county's Indebted
ness before another election comes
around. A reduction of expenses has
been the demand of voters In this county
in recont years, and -whichever party
should be in power when such a reduc
tion Is accomplished will gain greatly In J
Finally A-rreed That 3IeKlnley"
Plurality Is About OOO.
OREGON CITY, Nov. 9. The official
count of the vote for President, made
last Tuesday, will not be made until some
time next week, as the clerk and hia
deputies are busy with" the sessions of
County and Circuit Courts. No memo
randa was brought In. of the vote of two
or three precincts, but it is generally
agreed by those who have kept tab on
both sides tb&t McKlnley's majority is
between 586 and 600.
Official Canvass Gives McKinley G38
the Setter of the Race.
ASTORS A, Nov. 9. The official canvass
of the vote of Clatsap County showed
that the total number of ballots cast in
the city of Astoria was 1395 and In the
county 2164, while the registration, in June
was 2666. The average vote received by
the electors for the different candidates
was: McKinley 1320. Bryan 682, Woolley
S7, Barker 5, Debs C4.
JACKSON COUNTY. -
McKinley Carried Former Bryan
Stronghold by 40 Votes.
ASHLAND, Or., Nov. 9. Returns from
all of the precincts in Jackson County
give McKinley 46 plurality.
Complete Vote Glc McKinley a Plu
rality of 170.
GRANT'S PASS. Or., Nov. 9. The com
plete vote of Josephine County was late
in arriving, the last precinct coming in
today. The totals are:
MeKinley 9W. Bryan 744, Weolley 43,
Debs 37, Barker 5.
OfOclul Canvass Places McKlnley's
Lend at 104.
KLAMATH FALLS. Or., Nov. fc The
official canvafls of Klamath County's vote
gives the following result:
McKinley 42S, Bryan 324, Woolley 10,
Barker S, Debs 4.
Declared for McKinley by Plurality
of 228 Votes.
LAKEVIEW, Or., Nov. 9. Complete
returns fer Lake County give MoKinley
a plurality of 22S votes.
Bryan' 1SOO Majority of 684 Re
duced to 10 Votes.
ALBANY, Or., Nov. 9. The canvass of
votes in Linn County was completed to
night. The result is:
McKinley 1927, Bryan 1895, Woolley 2H5,
Debs 92. Barker 26. Bryan's plurality
GS. Linn County in 1S06 gave Bryan a
plurality of 8S4.
Official Canvass Is in McKlnley's
Favor by 175 Votes.
DALLAS, On, Nov. 9. The official can
vass fer Polk County gives McKinley
U63, Bryan 9SS. Woolley KB, Debs IS. and
Barker 22. Number of votes registered at
Jtute election 2736.
Illllsboro "Will Ratify.
HILLSBORO. Or., Nov. . The election
of McKinley will be ratified at Hlllsboro
next Tuesday evening by a great jolli
fication. The features will be a torch
light parade, a cavalry squadron, trans
parencies and short, pithy speeches.
Went Democratic by Good Majority
Bryan's Lend Is 413 Votes.
REPUBLIC. Wash., Now 9. The follow
ing figures show the vote of Ferry Coun
ty. The official count will not change
these figures more than a vote or two:
Bryan's majority. 413.
Congress Oushman. rep, 433; Jones, rep,
41Q, Robertson, dem. SIS; Ronald, dem, SIS.
Supreme Court Mount-ep, 429; Dunbar,
rep, 444; Million, dtra, 763; Wlnsor, dem,
7G5, White, dem. 781. ,
Governor Frink. rep, 3C5; Rogers, dem,
The Democrats elected their Legislative
candidate and every man on the- county
tloket, except Clerk, Soule being the suc
Rolled Up & Plurality of 78 Votes f or.
CONDON. Or., Nov. 7. McKinley car
ried Gilliam County by 7S votes. Lost
June the Democrats elected all the coun
ty officers except Clerk, and Assessor -and
Coroner, and the vote fer state officers
For McKinley by 01 Votes, Against
Frlnlc by 50 Votes.
FOMBROY, Wash., Nov. 9. The County
Comxnlsstoaers met today and canvassed
the official returns for Garfield County.
Following are the results:
Presidential Electors Republicans, Cos
grove S2S. Hastings 512, Sweeney 508, Boyd
CM. Democrats, Blalock 437, Cotterell 426,
Helm 457. Reeves 41$; Prohibition. Gwlnn
12, Pluamer 12, Skinner 12, Brown 12.
Congressmen Cushman, rep, 506; Jones,
rep, 50); Robertson, dem, 426; Ronald,
Supreme Court Mount, -rep, 510; Dun
bar, rep, 504; Million, dem, 521; Wlnsor,
dem. 414; Whlte dem.St$.
Governor FrTnk,'repj"4Sl; Rogers, dem,
The county officers elected are:
RepraaeaUkUve W. I. Howell,
Sheriff, Strain, dem; Cleric, Anderson,
rep,5 Assessor, Ppmeroyr rep?, Treasurer
Dixor rep.; "Attorney. Cardwell, dem;
Assessor. Messenger, rep; Superintendent
of 'Schools, Nellie "Vallen, rep; Surveyor
"Reid, rep; Coroner, C. C. Black, rep;
Commissioner of First District, D. R,
Lewis, rep; Commissioner of Second Dis
trict, A. H. lalone, dem.
McKinley" Plurality i 533 Great
Victory for Republicans.
CHETHALIS. "Wash., Nov. 9. Iiewls
County returns complete give McKinley
l&Oi, Bryan 13T1; McKlnley's plurality, 533,
Frink 17M, Rogers 1511; Frlnks majority
282. Cushman and Jones, for Congress,
have majorities of 474 and 4 respectively.
For Superior Judge, Elliott, dem, the
present incumbent, carries the county by J
i8l majority over A. E. Rice, of Centralla.
Rice Is elected, however, havlmr about
175 majority in Pacific County, and 100 in
Wahkiakum County. The Democrats
have had this office the past eight years.
"Wetty, rep, for State Senator, has 176 ma
jority; Ingraham, rep, 35 majority; Mc
Coy, rep, 175 majority. Other majorities
are as follows: Spooner, rep, for Super
intendent, 67; Meloy, rep, for Surveyor,
3B7; Green, rep, for Coroner, 262; Deg
geller, pop, for Sheriff, 23; Rhodes, rep,
for Clerk, 61; Schooley, pop, for Auditor,
73; St. John, rep, for Treasurer, SS6;
Stewart, rep, for Attorney, S3; Grimm, rep.
for Assessor, 53S; Commissioner, 2d dls-
Sct, Foster, rep,' 9; Commissioner, 3d
itrlct, Ferrler, rep, 396.
This Is the nearest to a clean sweep the
Republicans have made In Lewis County
the past 10 years.
In Bryan' Column by 21 Democrats
Get Moat of Local Offices.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Nov. 9. Returns
received here today from Skamania
County for sevon out of eight precincts
give the Bryan electors a plurality of 21;
Democratic Congressmen, 22; Rogers for
Governor, 37; Superior Judge, Miller, -rep,
S3; Joint Senator, High, dem, 27; Repre
sentative. Moore, dem, 37. The entire
Democratic County ticket, except Totten,
f for Sheriff, and Moore, for Prosecuting
Attorney, is in the lead, and probably
elected, although the missing precinct is
expected to return a Republican majority
of 15 to IS votes. Totten is the only Re
publican' on whom there was any contest
who is elected. Moore, rep, for Attorney,
had no. opposition, and Miller for Superior-Judge,
and Rands, for Joint Sen
ator, ran ahead of the ticket.
The vote on Superior Judge for Clark,
Cowlitz, Klickitat and Skamania Counties,
in the two counties of Clark and Ska-
f mania, is as follows:
Clark, complete xeturns Sdlller, rep,
1743; Munday, dem, 10GL Skamania, one
Rrecinct missing Miller 190, Munday 157.
Miller's majority, 724.
For Joint Senator of Clark and Ska
mania Counties, complete returns in
Clark gie Rands, rep, 1630, High, dem,
1062. Smakania, seven precincts Rands 163,
High ISO. Rand's majority 531. The miss
ing Skamania County precinct will in
crease these majorities probably to 740
and 637. respectively.
Republican Electors and Legislat
or Have Good Pluralities.
OLYMPIA, Wash., Nov. 9. The majori
ties given the Republican Presidential
Electors, Governor and Congressmen,
State Senator and two Representatives in
Thurston County are as follows:
MoKinley 320, Frink 44L Ruth, State
Senator, Falkner and Stocking, Repre
sentatives, 265 and 299, 'respectively.
MoKinley Has 441 Votes to Sparc
Bond Proposition Lost by 19.
NORTH YAKIMA, Nov. 9l The official
count for Yakima County is partially
finished. It gives McKinley 1507, Bryan
1006, Cushman 13S2, Jones 1565, Robertson
1032, Ronald 1024, Mount 1482. Dunbar
1504, Million lOfl, Wensor 1036, Frink 1361,
The proposition to issue funding- bonds
of the county was lost, it lacking 19 votes
of having the necessary three-fifths.
Payment Of an Election Bet.
OLYMPIA, Wash., Nov. 9. An amusing
election bet was paid last night by Pro
fessor Davis, leader of the Capital City
Band, and James DeMoss. These gen
tlemen possessed great confidence in the
success- of Bryan, and paid the penalty
by giving E. E. Taylor and O. E. Stickell
a free wheelbarrow ride up and down the
principal street of Olympla. A brass
band was In the procession, and played
the lively lively strains of Rogers' march.
The wheelbarrows were appropriately
draped in streamers of crepe and each of
the victorious Republicans bore aloft a
banner which contained the words, "What
a fool I was to bet on Bryan." The
route of the procession was illuminated
with red fire, and the crowd cheered or
I jeered, as their individual sympathy
Bryan Electors Get Shoshone Connty
by About 600 Plurality.
WALLACE, Idaho. Nov. 9. Returns
from three preclnets in Shoshone County
are missing. Several reported unofficially
show a difference, each committee con
struing figures to suit, their own case.
The total vote cast was about 5C00. The
Bryan Electors have a plurality of 500.
There were very few votes for the Peo
ples Party, MIddle-of-the-Road, Populist
or Prohibition tickets.
The Democratic state ticket is a little
behind Bryan, and the Republican a little
ahead of McKinley. Democratic state
candidates have majorities of 275 to 325.
Several county offices -are very close.
Republicans elect Sheriff, and fusionlsts
elect Assessor, Treasurer, one Commis
sioner, Coroner and full Legislative ticket
beyond doubt. The official count, which
begins Monday, will be necessary to deter
mine the successful candidates for other
Republicans charge gross raud in Wal
lace precinct, and a. contest may result.
With that precinct thrown out, the fusion
lsts would lose all the doubtful offices
and two, and possibly three, members "t
OREGON ELEVEN AT PALO- ALTO.
Ready for Hard Game on the Stan
ford Campus Today.
STANDFORD UNIVERSITY, CaL. Novl
9. The University of Oregon football men
arrived here today at noen. They will line
up against the Stanford's 'Varsity to
morrow afternoon at 2:30. The men are
all in fine condition and will line up
as In the Multnomah game. On the hard,
fast turf field the-Oregon team expects to
make an excellent showing; The two
teams are evenly matched as to weight,
and Coaoa Kaarsberg cannot see how his
men can be kept from scoring 'at least
once. "Stanford will line up as strong an
eleven as can be gathered together. From
the showing made In practice here today
the Oregon team is the faverite in the
game with the Nevada State University
YBJLXS COLLISION INVESTIGATED.
Conductor Test la ed That lie Mistook
Thursday tor "Wednesday.
ROSEBURG, Or., Nov S The Jnquest
in the case of engineer Sam Hendricks,
who was killed in the train collision
near hare yesterday, was called by Coro
ner Twltchell at the Courthouse this
mornlnr. atanjr witnesses were examined,
including Superintendent L. R. Fields, of
the Southern Pacific Company, who wag
in town at the time of the accident. lit
explained to the jury the Issuance of
train orders. All train orders not on the
regular ,card are Issued, from Portland
and Ashland only. This extra received,
orders at Ashland. Grant's Pass and
Glendale, the last to run to Roseburg: It
had no orders against train No. 225, which
"therefore had the right of the track. The
"jury, retired at 1:40 and came In at 36
with the following verdict,;
"We, the updersigned Jury, impaneled
to Inquire into the circumstances and
cause of death of S. B. Hendricks, Jr.,
late locomotive engineer in the employ
of the Southern Pacific Company, find
that he came to his death No
vember 8; . between the hours oJ
6 and 7 o'clock A. M., in a head
end collision between freight train No.
225, south-bound, in charge of Conductor
Inglerock and Engineer S. B. Hendricks
Jr., and art extra freight train, north
bound, in charge of Conductor Albert
Cloyd and Englpeer Walter Drennan, one.
and one-half miles south of Roseburg,
"We further find from the evidence that
the remote cause of the accident was that
Conductor Cloyd, according to bis testi
mony, mistook Thursday for "Wednesday,
and supposed that Engineer Drennan was
laboring under the same ' Impression,
R. D. CARTER
MAYOR-ELECT OF BAKER CITY.
BAKER CITT. Nov. 0. R D Carter, Mayor-elect of this city, is 44 years of age. He
was born in Maryland. He came to Baker City in 1377. and slnco that time ha3 been closely
Identified -with tht business Interests of this section. He was employed in the engineers' de
partment during the survey and constructlpn of the 6. R. & N. Railway lln between Union
and this place. In 1S84 he organized the Arm of Carter St, Miller, and ensaped in the butcfaei
business, and has been instrumental in building up a larce and paying business. Hip inter
ests in the city and county are large, and the, successful manasement of- his own affairs af
fords good assurance that he will make an efficient official.
knowing, according to the time-card, that
no freight left on Wednesday, hence he
would have a clear track Into Roseburg."
The case of Fireman A. Wllhelm was
submitted to the same jury, and only
testimony regarding the finding and Iden
tification of the body and cause of death
was taken. The verdict was the same as
In the Hendricks case.
Indians Dying Oft at Alarming Rate.
SEATTLE. ' Nov. fi. Officers of the
United States revenue cutter Rlehard
Rush report that the Aleutian Island In
dians, as well as those of the Alaska
Peninsula and other mainland districts,
are dying off at an alarming rate.
The Rush was engaged during the Sum
mer in Indian census enumeration. Attu
Island, in past years densely populated
with Alaska natives, contains only 73
souls. Atka, the largest island of the
numerous group, has an Indian popula
tion of but 137. This island half a cen
tury ago supported a great tribe.
During the past season measles and
pneumonia carried off the Indians by the
score, and should these diseases become
epidemic again next year, the archipelago
will become almost depopulated.
The Whitman College football team has
Twenty-tour buildings are In course of
construction at Republic
The Walla Walla Union estimates that
$15,000 changed hands at that city as a
result of the election.
Thirtv-two teamsters were flnvl HO
at Seattle Thursday for allowing thel
horses to stand unhitched.
Thirty-three linemen of the Sunset
Telephone & Telegraph Company at
Seattle struck Thursday for increasid
Albert V. Shaw, of Tacoma, fell from
the platform of a Northern Pacific car
hear Cheney Monday night and was
This week at Hoquiam. the wife of
Chris Endcrson, a shipbuilder, gav birth
to triplets, two girls and a boy. Their
combined weight was 14 pounds.
At Spokane Tuesday Henry J. Earn' at.
formerly special road commissioner under
Governor Rogers, was arrested on a
charge of embezzlement, preferred by
Charles H. Moore. Mr. Earnest acted as
agent Tor Mr. Moore in purchas ng state
warrants for road work done In Stevens
County three years ago.
At Colfax Tuesday evening P. Le
France, a local saloonkeeper, and several
others in sympathy with the saloons,
attacked the Rev. J. W. Flesher, pastor
of the Methodist Church and president of
the Anti-Saloon League, on the street,
and called him abusive names because of
his action in supporting Sheriff Cannutt
The reports of the various state officers
will be greatly TLbridged this Fall. The
large amount of money usually paid out
for wages in the state prtinlng office v.1 1
be below the average. The printing of
the state officers' biennial reports ordi
narily costs about $10,000. This jear it
oannot cost over $3000, because that sum
is all that remains of the printing fund.
Yakima carrot growers say they har
vest from 15 to 22 tdna per acre. The
tubers are used extensively for coo'eng
purposes, and feeding to dairy stock.
When put on the grocery market they
retail at $30 a ton. For feeding purposes
they sell at from Jo to $12 per ton,. They
are used as appetizers for dairy stock
and are valuable "when fed in connection,
with alfalfa hay. Tim roots are also val
uable for feeding sheep and horsfs. Br.
R. N. Gordon left for Kansas this wete,
taking with him one carrot weighing 15
pounds and another weighing 13 pounds.
James Matt Shaw, a farmer Hing at
Steilacoom. was killed "Wednesday night
in an unknown manner while going home
from Lakeiiew with his h,orse and bugzy. 1
At 7:30 o'clock he left Lakevlew. An
hour later his horse and buggy we-e
found down, the road some distance by
pedestrians and taken back to Lakevlew
At 12:30 o'clock Wednesday morning J.
V. Hugglns and two other men com'n-r
from Lake City with election returns
found the dead body of Shaw in the road,
350 yards bade of the Lakevlew hcte'.
Appearances Indicated that he either fell
from tho buggy or got out to fix t-e
harness. The horse was probably frl-ht-cned.
as marks- on the body show that
the hoof of the horse was planted satiare
ly over his heart, and either the ho e"s
Hoof or the tire of the buggy passed ov r
his head, cutting his lips end bruising Ms
nrehdad. As he was subject to fi a. t
4ifFe, the Impact of the h-of -v r hs
heart Is believed to have killed him.
FOR IQUAL TAXATION
SUGGESTION THAT INSURANCE POL
ICIES BE RECORDED. ,
Assessor "Would Thus, Re Given
Very Good Idea oX'-the, Orraera
Estimate of Valuation.
'BAKER CITY. NoVj 9. A,novel plan to
enable County Assessors to secure full
and accurate valuations of property in
the couyse of their work will be- sub
mitted to the- general meeting of: the
County Judges, Commissioners and As
sessors to be held In Portland November
20. George W. Jett, Assessor-elect of
Baker County, will ask the county offi
cials to recommend a law requiring all
Insurance of property to be recorded in
the office of the County Clerk, the record
to show the owner's name, location bj
property, its character, insured valuation.
and such other matters as will enable
the Assessor to arrive at correct esti
mates. In the recent Investigations, conducted
here by a committee of the Chamber of
Commerce it developed that one of the
most difficult problems for Assessors to
solve was obtaining correct valuations.
In different counties different customs
seem to prevail. The Assessor in, one
county takes as the basis of bis assess
ment a given per cent ot the value. In
another county a different per cent may
be accepted. Thero is no common board
to equalize aqd adjust variations. Mr.
Jett figures that about one-third of the
real value of property is the general
average of all counties for assessza:n,t
Any county working on a smaller basis
escapes a portion of the cpmmon burden,
and a county going above is unduly
Another important consideration Is the
fixing of a standard for Assessors tat
will lighten their work and, be perfecU
just to all. Mr. Jett holds that If the
full value of property is the basis for
assessment, instead of a per cent, the As
sessor is not given such a latitude-and
will be forced to be more uniform. To
aid the Assessor ,- his work the plan of
recording all property insurance is advo
cated. All personal property Is not insured,
but much of it Is. Stocks- In stores are
usually protected by Insurance, and the
values are very difficult for an Assessor
to estimate, unless he happens to have
had "store" experience. Even though a
policy did" not cover the, entire, value a
correct basis Is given tot reaching it
Merchants, are naturally anxious to n
sure their goods for as near their worth
as possible, and will be mote inclined
to overestimate than underestimate. Bv
simply requiring policies to be record -d,
as in the case of mortgages- and- certath.
other instruments a key is given the
Assessor which is as reliable as if he had
access to the accounts of the concern,
for it is on facts learned from the books
that Insurance is usually made. Mr.
Jett thinks all the annoyance of prjin?
into private affairs would thus hi
avoided, and tha Assessor greatly as
sisted. Mr. Jett and the other members g3lng
from Baker County will be prepared to
urge the adoption of a measure incor
porating the suggestion recently mad2
by the Chamber of Commsrce. One of
these was, the formation ot a State-Board
of Equalization, composed of all the
County Assessors. Another was to have
Assessors collect tha tax on. parsona
property at the time of levy, unless the
owner had real property on which the tax
might become a Hen. A change is sug
gested In timg of assessment. Ir.steid
of March 1, the Assessor U to ber gi en
tho privilege of assessing any time, within
a period of six months.
County Judge TravHUon. Assessoielect
Jett, Assessor J. A. Paytan and probably t
Commissioner Brown will attend. JMtucn
Interest is being rhown in assessment and
tax collection matters in this part of
RAlLltOAD TIB nCDXJSTRY.
Distributed Abou7$12T,000 In, Clack
amas "County Within Past Tear,
OREGON: CITT, Nov. 9. Adkins. Bros.'
sawmill, near Canby. has been awarded a
' contract for cutting 60O.0&0 feet of- rum,-
ber for the Southern- Pacific Com
pany, principally ties. During the past
year this mill has cut over 2,000,000 feet
of lumber, a considerable portion of
which was sold to the Southern Pacific
The tie industry is now the means" of
placing considerable money In circula
tion In Clackamas County, giving steady
employment to a large number of. men.
It Is estimated that elghl sawmills In the
northeastern section of Clackamas Coun
ty have -sawed 100,00!) ties for the Oregon
Railway &, Navigation Company within
the past year, which, computed at the
contract prices of about 18 cents per tie,
would bring a revenue of $i27.000. '"
Strong; Appenl for County Road.
The residents ot Union precinct, situa
ted east of the "Willaraette River, and
south of Pudding River, In the extreme
south end of the county, have petitioned
the County Board of Commissioners for
a county road from their precinct to con
nect, In a direct way, with the county
In which they reside. This petition- also
Includes a bridge across Pudding River.
The petitioners assert that they have
no way of reaching their own- county ex
cept by paying toll across Boone's ferry
to the west side of the Willamette, or by
driving !0 miles out of a direct course
through Harlon County, for the reasou
that there Is no road or bridge, leading
from their section across Pudding: River. I
The petition further recites" that the" res- f
ldents of Union precinct have been treat
ed like stepchildren "by the county au
thorities, and unless, speedy reUef. is
granted "that at the next session of the,
Legislature, w.e shall make the most
strenuous efforts to be cut loose from
Clackamas County and be embodied Into.
Marlon County,, to which naturally and
geographically, on account of river
courses, we belong.
Fatal Case -of Diphtheria.
A prominent resident of Canby, who
was here today, stated that the 12-year-old,
son of Jack Howard died yesterday
evening of diphtheria. Cases also are re--ported
in thee SmHh and Hutchinson fam
ilies, byt the attacks are npt considered
serious. The malady, at first was pro
nounced tonsilitls, but a physician who
was attending the boy that died pro
nounced the complaint diphtheria. Whan
the boy was first taken ill- he was at the
home of his grandmother, whej three
teachers, in the public school board. It
is feared that the malady will spread.
Circuit Conrt Decisions.
In the Circuit Court today decrees were
entered in four divorce suits, as follows:
From MUHnomah Count Luclnda v.
George Hollenbeck, desertion? Dixie vs.
A. L. Brasee, desertion; Elizabeth vs. W.
E. Emmons, desertion. From Clackamas
County H. W. vs. Mary GUHngharo, cru
elty. The jury was excused from further
attendance until next Monday, when the
trial of A. W. Hertka. the Portland
Christian Science healer, will take place.
LINCOLN COUNTY'S ASSESSMENT.
Taxable Vnlaaton This Year Is 23
Per Cent Leas Than In 1800.
SALEM, Or., Nov. 9, In reporting re
duction in the valuations of. taxable
property, Lincoln County is probably the
banner county of Oregon this year. The
summary of that county's assessment roll
for 1S00 was filed in the office of the Sec
retary of .State today. It shows the
wealth of the county for 1S00 to be 23 per
cent "less than that given In 189S. '
The chief reductions are in real prop
erty. Last year Lincoln County reported
4m2 acres' of tillable land, valued at $46,
457. This year the Assessor could find but
3906 acres, which he appraised at $34,961.
This was a reduction of 626 acres, and
$11,496 In valuation. Last year's sum
mary shows that In 1899 Lincoln County
contained 161,853 acres of nontiJlable land,
but now there are only 143,325 acres, or
18,628 acres less than last year. In the
same time, the valuation of nontiilahie
land has fallen from $363,148: to $270,313.
'i,ae total reduction in area is 19.154 acres
and in valuation $104,321. A reduction In
either acreage or valuation, is difficult to
understand, in view of the rush thero has
been for Goyernment land, and the in
crease in the market value of timber
land, which, is assessed; under the head
of nont,umble land.
Town lots in Lincoln County have more
than kept pace with other real estate in
the downward course. Property that last
year was reported worth $133,863 is now
assessed at only $78,310, or a little over
one-half the value a year ago.
The summary is as follows:
Acres of tillable lands. 3936 $34,981
Acres of pontlllablc lands, 143,325... 370,313
Improvements on deeded lands.... 41,904
Town and city los. 862 7B.310
Improvements on town and city lota 44,735
Improvements on lands not deeded. 7,410
Miles of railroad bed, 42 40,013
Miles of telegraph and telephone
lines, 61 650
Steamboats, sailboats,, stationary
engines, and manufacturing ma
chinery ,. , 10,450
Merchandise and stock in trade.... 26,437
Farming Implements, wagons, car
riages, etc 3,721
Money : 3,020
Notes and accounts, 6,610
Household furniture, watches, jewr
elry, etc ,......T 14,055
Horses and mules, 506 6,372
Cattle,, 2624 40,209
Sheep, 4013 , 8,036
Goats,.2408 ,... 4,616
Swine, 223, 446
Gross value of all property.
Total value taxable property.,.. $384,578
Total taxable property in 1S09 $76L841
WILL SELL FORT SHERMAN LANDS.
Idaho Military Reservation Tract
placed on the Marlcet.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9. The President
has issued an order placing under the
control of the Secretary of the Interior,
for disposition under the law, all of the
land Included within the limits of the mil
itary reservations of Fort Sherman, Ida
ho, reserved under previous executive or
ders. The land is situated on, the Coeur
d'Alene Lake, at t;he outlet of the Spo
kane River, In Kootenai County, Idaho,
and comprises in all nearly 900 acres.
Mining: Stock Transactions.
Following were the quotations at the Oregon
Mining Stock Exchange, yesterday:
Adams Mountain -
Boffajd , 24
Gold Hill &. JJohemla Bfy
Coldstone Consolidated 2w
LosA Horse 5
Oregon-Colo. M. M- & D. Co.... 0
Oregon Ex. & Dev. Co 4
umpq.ua a i
SPOKANE, Nov, 9, The closing quotations
for mining s tock today 'txere:
Bldv Ask.t Bid: Ask.
Biacitau .J t& lUiVNoble Five ., 0-
Butte &. Bos.. 1 3 fPrln. Maud.., 14. 2'i
Crystal 5 6?41"P. M. Tunnel. . 17
T. T. Con.... 24 2ViRsMib. Car....26 25
Jim Blaine. .
L. P. Surp...
uviitteservauon ..a at
2(lKoss. Giant..,. 1 . 2V6
OWlK 3 Marble.12
Morrison. ..... 2,
Amtr. juoy.... ayi
SAN- FRANCISCO. Nov. ?, Tha official clos
ing quotations for mining: stock today wer:
AUa. , $0 OliKeatucfc Con ,...,0 02
Alpha Con 2Walcan 20
Andes .. 4Occklental Con ... H
Belcher 8 Ophlr 77
Challenge Con ... 13Seg; Belcher- ..
Chollar ltSUrra Neada ..
Confidence w,Ser Hill
rvin c.ti? & Va... 1 001 Standard ....?...
siunion wm ......
83, Utah. Con ....,
211 Yellow Jacket ,.
Gould A Cum.
Hale Si Xor cross.
TJEW TOBB& Nov. 9. Mining stocks taday
closed as follows:
Brunswick ...... lOJOntarlo J6 23
Chollar .......wSO lOIOphlr ..... ...... 75
Crown Point .... aJPlymouth 10-
Con. Cal & Va... 1 00 Quicksilver 1 25
Deadwood 601 d Jirer 7 00
Gould & Curry. . . 8njSlerra Nevada . . .21
Hale Sz. Norcross.. njStandard 3 20
Homestake 00-OOlUnlon Con 14
Iroa Stiver CSiYellow Jacket'.... 20
BOSTON, Nov. 0 Closing quotations:
Adventure .....$ 6 60'Oisceola- $ 74 25
AUauex M. Qo.. 2 75tPatroU ........ 4S 00
Amal Copper.. 02 23JQulccy 155 00
Boston & Mont. 320 0W3anta Fe Cop... T 23
Butte & Boston C3 0irararack 263 CO
Col. & Hecla... 0 OOiUtaft Mining; ... 22 75
Centennial ... 17 7Wloona 3 23
Franklin . IS 00 Wolverines 43 50
Hutaboldt 25 00f
Young- men of Vernonla. are organising
an athletic club.
One hundred and thirty-six telephones
are used at La Grand e.-
Andrew Neel, ot on& Rock, recentjy
sold 1500 sheep at $3 per head.
The La Grande Journal, says-one farmer
netted V) pep acre on his beet crop.
People In the vicinity of Loan Lake.
Coos County, will build a wagon road- to
As"was expected, the freshetr washed out
racks, etc., at the hatchery on South "Coos
River, allowing the salmon toescape,-
j Joo Jupontr Is putting fn a shingle mill J
on. blSiXarm at Valkor Columila, Coany.
He. wIill use the, water power ot Scappoose
The County Glerk falied to sand: the?
reglatraiioa books to Ranker precinct
Tuesday, and tha vote: was taken In the
f D. CreiBhton, of Three Mile. Wednes
day consigned -to a Portland commission,
houe 10 boxe3 of Nowton Pippin appla
Commissioner Case began work on the
Upper Nehajem bridge Wednesday. If
weather permits, the work will continue
until tha bridge, is finished. '
The Valley Improvement Company, of
Hood River, is. enlarging Its irrigating
ditch, so as to supply Increased acreage
of strawberries and clover next year.
The development at the Tempest mine,
at Greenhorn, disclosed a few. days ago
a two-root Cody that gives high vaiuas.
says the Baker City Democrat.
ments are being made to ship ore to the j
The La Grande sugar factory stopped
cutting beets Tuesday, and operations
will end this week. The wholesale value
of the. product this season- approximates
$140.00. Tha ra;tory has capacity lor a
great many more beets than were re
ceived. Salmon have been running at Ten-Mile,
Coos County, for" the past few days, and
the Marshfleld and Empire canneries have
been receiving considerable fish- All
available teams were hired Sunday and
put on the beach route, delivering salmon
at the stage station.
Good reports come from the farming
sections of Wasco County, says a Dalles
paper. Fall grain Is looking better than
ever before. The acreage la larger than
usual, and with a fav6rable season next
year there will be an Increased yield of .
C. D. Henrich, of Hood River, who is i
well informed in regard to the apple or
chards of the valley,' says every orchard '
on tho east side, but' one was sprayed, j
That one is in the Odell neighborhood, ,
and its, apples are wormy. All the other
orchards have a full crop, with a very
small per cent of wormy apples,
M. M. Davenport last week finished
building a sheer dam at Hood River to
keep saw logs from entering the irrigat
ing ditch. About 3,0yO,OC0t feet of logs have
been placed in the river above the head
of the ditch during the past Summer.
The heavy rains of last week raised the
water In the river, and some of the logs
floated down and were caught in Winans'
Money-lenders are doing1 large busi
ness these day3, according to The Dalles
Chronicle. In nearly every Insfance the
loans-are solicited-by farmers for' buying
more land. The brokers say It Is a very
rare thing to find a farmer asking a loan
in order to pay tin old debt, but when ha
does the loan Is only for a short time,
and is solicited hecause he refuses to sell
his wheat at the prevailing price.
The Oregon Irrigation Company has
been reorganized, by A. M. Drake, a cap
italist of Minneapolis, Minn., and others,
who will push the scheme to an early
completion, says the, Prinevllle Journal.
The Dlan lneludes tho building of a, dam
across the Deschutes at Bend to raise the
water nearer the level of the desert and
to create a water power for sawmills,
etc The desert east of the Deschutes
will be irrigated and a large body of fine
land Opened to settlement.
MciKnley's electoral vote Is the largest
ever given a Presidential candidate. The
tribute is not to McKinley the man, bub
to him as the representative of our new
and progressive but conservative Ameri
canism. The people did not vote merely
for sound money or prosperity or expan
sion, but for a safe and sound National
policy on all matters of public Interest.
The voters did not choose' to run any
risks, and, more than that, they Were
determined not to yield to the suavity of
pure, demagoxy. La. Grande Journal.
T. J. Greene has built a sawmill at
Sixes for Guerin Bros., who have a 'con
tract for an 1300-foot flume or the
Thompson-Searles Mining Company; The
flume will be built in the canyon of the
South Sixes, and will carry the entire flow
of the stream in Summers thus leaving
the bed of the stream, from the falls, at
the head of the flume, so that It can be
drained and mined to bedrock. Machin
ery will be run with water-power. The
placer grounds of the South Sixes, both
above and below the canyon, where the
company Is operating, are. rich in coarse
gold, and the portion of the river bed
where the company will operate has
never been, worked.
No- better advertisement couldbe given
for the State of Oregon than the Overwhelming-
repudiation of Bryanlsm
which she gave at the polls oa Tuesday.
In Oregon's majority for Republicanism
there f3 no sign of wavering or hesitancy.
Unlike sonie other Western States, we
did not have ta wait until all the back
woods precincts were heard frqnt to
know the result. To the whole country
it is known that Orejron gave a decisive
decision. She has fully demonstrated that
she Is op no backward track: but. is for
a brisker movement forward- In 1S96
Oregon decided for McIKnley with a ma
me ORIGINAL. WORCESTERSHIRE
ti&-BEWAJUS OP I3UTATIONS.
Dr. Theo. S. Thomson has opened an office In this city, and is prepared to, da
ALL KINDS of dental work, with a neatness, dispatch and durability that- cornea
only of long experience in the business, and sound, practical methods. Dr. Thomson
Is a registered dentist and Bis work, is
ill, $e glvon you, regardless of whetherit makes your amount of worlTlarge or
nail. He Is tvpt here merely to get your money-, but to assist you" fn preserving
your natural tcctl. a? mucn a8 possible; ills prices are low as. anyv anahlsma
terlals and workmanship are second to none? b'ti? are the very bes,t In every" way.
Crowns, gold or white
Bridge-work (teeth without plates), 5.00.per tojrtl
Fillings from..- . - ..,-. .50 up -X
Teeth on Plates from'.. .,-.. .'...; 5u.0O up. r
Rooms SO and 5i .
tr S.,E". COX, F&UXTH
iorltv of 2000 In round numbers, while In
h$a,iti will raqhj.000. These flgujea
Ktjlja jfetpry which needs, jnof Comment.
Idaho Not es.
A quarterly examination of teachers will
bOiP.idat Moscow; NovemberTSfCw
W. A. Lander has shipped another car
load of apples' from Mbsoow to Kansas.
Professor French, of the University of
Idaho, will hold a farmers Institute at
.Troy In the near future,
C. Lone lost a valuable team of horse's
last Sunday near Post Falls. While cross
ing the river the animals backed off the
j. ferry ai;d were drowned.
Work has been begun, on the Soldiers
Home at Boise. The workmen are now
engaged on vu new roof'whloh will protect
the interior of the building from the
weather during the Winter months.
y-A. Gammel. Latah County Tax Collec-
I tor, has given notice that taxes for 19C0
wilt become delinquent on the first Men-
day In January, 1901, and unless paid
prior thereto. 3 per cent will be added
and 6 per eent will be added If paid after
t Monday In March. -Poll taxes
will become delinquent December 10, and
after that time a 50-cent penalty will
The public school savings system at
Everett has meet with favor. The de
posits are gradually Increasing:
For a Cold In the H.adt
Laxative Bromo-Qulnlne Tabjets
is the finest seed Havaoa
Cigar to fed bought any
where at any price It is
made only by the old1 r e
liable firm o GRAF
waukee, which fact guar-
antees its high quality
We recommend a trial.
Sold only by
feLUMAUER HOGH, Portland,
pull the cork?
Emergencies call for action.!
Judgment calls for
ana Ut aim.
Distributers. Portland,. Or.
"Thompsen's Eye Watwr
"it lias justly won jts laurels. ' Soups,
Fisli, Game, Hot and Cold Meats, etc., are
given a most delicious flavor by using
Lea & Pernios5
TM iigruto-e U on TT bot
JOHN DONCAX'S'SOSS, Ageats, i, XotK.
legitimate in every way. An honest opinion
Dr. Thomson floes not claim to
be the only dentist, hut ha does
otelm, that everything pertaining
to his practice Is first cjasg.
Tour teeth will be examined
free, and an estimate given you.
and he will positively do-as ha
Af - ft WASHINGTON STS.
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