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THE MORNING OEEGONIAN, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1900.
FOR ARID -SKI-IONS
Bill to Provide Great"! rriga
$!,0Q0.p00. FOR SEVERAL STATES
Washington And Idaho In
cludedWin Be Introduced at the
Coming Session of Congress.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27. A bill for ir
rigation of arid lands Is to bo introduced
and pushed at the approaching session of
Congress which, will "affect Oregon, "Wash
ington and Idaho, among other states.
'The most earnest advocates of irrigation
feel that with the Indorsement of the late
Irrigation Congress they will be able to
muster the" Bolld 'support of delegates
from all arid-land states, and hope in this
way to secure some general legislation
The bill already prepared provides that
four practical reservoir sites and irriga
tion dilches .shall be surveyed In each
state by the Geological Survey, the Sec
retary of the Interior then to withdraw
the land embraced in and surrounding the
most suitable sites and ditches. He shall
then let contracts for constructing reser
voirs and ditches, to cost more than
51.000.000, In each state. Nine million dol
lars Is appropriated by the bill. "When
the lands are irrigated they are to be
subject to homestead entry, each entry
man to pay $2 "50 per acre, and no indi
vidual to secure more than SO acres. The
reservoir and ditches are to be turned
over to the settlers when most of the
land irrigated is taken up.
It is possible, however, that this irri
gation bin will be made a part of the
river and harbor bill again, as it was two
D. H. Stearns, of Oregon, and Dr.-R. J.
Gobel, of "Washington, delegates of the Ir
rigation Congress, called on the President
today and solicited his support to' some
plan of Governmental aid in an irrigation
system for reclaiming: the arid West.
COURT AT BAKER CITY.
Bonanza Mine Salt Dismissed Xctts
pnper Man Arraigned for Libel.
BAKER CHTY, Nov. 27. The civil action
commenced in the Circuit Court of this
district by H.L. Phillips to recover from
Albert Gelser and other members of the
Gelser family 5109,500, was dismissed yes
terday by Judge R. E. Eakin, on motion
of attprneys for plaintiff. John C. Leas
ure, in behalf of C 1L Idleman and L. R.
Webster, attorneys for plaintiff, asked for
the dismissal, without prejudice to the
latter, which was granted. C. A. Johns,
attorney for Mr. Gelser, was free to state
that he believed the dismissal terminated
the case for all time, and the same
opinion is shared by Mr. Geiser, who
states that ho and his family have paid
to Phillips all that Is due him for his
work in connection with the sale of the
This case grew out of the disposal ot
the Bonanza mines, which were owned
by the Gelser estate, represented by Al
bert Gelser. A contract was given C. F.
Hyde, of Baker City, granting a large
commission if the mine was sold for
5680.000. Phillips alleged that this con
tract inured to his benefit, and was so
Intended. A time limit was specified,
within which the transfer should be
made. Phillips in his complaint admitted
that the sale was not made before expi
ration of this limit, but alleged that he
was encouraged to continue his efforts
under promise of fair compensation. It
appears that the purchasers came shortly
afterward. Phillips alleged the purchase
price to have been $SOO,000, and asked for
10 per cent as commission. In figuring
out this amount the sum is made to be
5105,500, which is less 5500 paid to him
already for his work.
Under order of the court some evidence
was taken in this case about two weeks
ago. As the motion for dismissal was
made by plaintiff's attorneys immediately
following, the inference Is drawn that the
evidence demonstrated to them that they
had no case. Both Mr. Johns and Mr.
Geiser believe the case Is ended. The
latter emphatically asserts that he has
fully paid Phillips for all work done.
Henry F. Cassldy, formerly editor of the
Baker City Herald, was formally ar
raigned yesterday in the Circuit Court on
three charges of libel, which have been
preferred by Letson Balliet. One of these
charges Is based on a pamphlet published
by Mr. Cassldy since he has- been de
prived of the managership of the Herald.
Immediately following the change of con
trol an editorial appeared the paper
apologizing for all attacks on Balliet,
snaking it appear that the editor had
changed his mind. Mr. Cassldy Issued a
circular, in which he stated emphatically
that he had not changed his attitude. One
ot the libel charges is founded on this
paper and the dther two on articles
which appeared in the Baker City Herald
before Mr. Cassldy was deprived ot con
trol. To each of the charges Mr. Cassldy
pleaded not guilty, and asked for a 50
days' continuance, that John Goarin, his
attorney, might be In attendance. No
date was fixed for the hearing. Judge
"Eakin stated that he would give the sub
ject further consideration.
HARVEY WAS ACQUITTED.
Verdict of Jnrj- In Case of Trainman
Charsed With, Assault.
ROSEBURG, Or.. Nov. 27. Circuit
Court for Douglas County convened here
yesterday morning, with a light docket.
First on the docket was the assault case
in which Winnie Thorn, of Cottage Grove,
was the victim of a Southern Pacific
freight-train crew last Summer on the
run between that place and Roseburg.
II. Patterson, a brakesnan, -was ccra
icted of this crime, and is serving a
terra in the penitentiary. A like charge
was preferred against Brakoman B. F.
Harvey, whose trial was held at the
last term of Circuit Court, when tho
Jury disagreed. Hiscase came -up for
hearing again yesterday. Many witnesses
were examined, and it was not until 9:30
o'clock this morning that the case was
oubmltted to the Jury, whloh, after six
hours' deliberation, returned a verdict for
The criminal calendar was cut short
yesterday, when six prisoners confined in
the County Jail were arraigned before
Judge Hamilton and pleaded guilty in
rapid succession to the respective charges
of horse-stealing and burglary. Several i
divorce cases will be heard tomorrow.
Judge Failed to Arrive.
HILLSBORO. Nov. 27.-Judge McBride
missed the morning train from Portland
and there was no session of the Circuit
Court today. He came out this evening
and held a night session to enable wit
nesses io go to their homes.
FOOT AND" ANKLE "WERE TORN OFF.
Accident That Befell Oiler In MiU
Another Employe Injured.
ASTORIA, Nov. 27. Oscar Lauri, 14
years old, was caught on Jho set-screw
line shaft in the Astoria Box Company's
mill this evening, while oiling. His 'foot
and ankle were torn off and he was other
wise frightfully bruised. He was taken
to the hospital and the doctors hold out
little "hopes for his recover. Another
-man fell and cut his head at the .same
time in the factory.
PORTLAND CUSTOM-HOUSE WORK.
Local Firm Will Likely Get Con
tract for Electric Wiring.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27. The Western
Electric Works, of Portland, .will proba
bly Aftcure iha -contract Xox electric "rfr-
ing in the PortlandCustom-House, their
bid of $9830 bolus about $2000 less than
t any-other" 'suBmltted.
JThe Portland, General Electric Com
pany asked 11,150 for the -work. An
award has -not yet been made.
, .MIXER'S GHASTLY DEATH.
Hid Himself In Tunnel and Blew OS
JHls'Sead With .Dynamite.
BAKER CITY, Nov. 27. At the Inquest
held over the body of George Ellis, the
aged insane man found In a mining tun
nel near Weatherby, ghastly details ot
death were revealed. It is evident that
the old man entered the tunnel to hide
from Imaginary pursuers, or to- prevent
his being taken to the asylum, wither he
was bound at the time of his escape
from the officers. With a stick of dyna
mite he had blown in a portion of tho
tunnel, blocking the exit. Over the. top
of this obstruction he had succeeded in
drilling a loophole, through which he had
pointed his rifle. After thus fortifying
"himself, it is supposed that Ellis com
mitted suicide by exploding a stick of
dynamite In his mouth. When the body
was discovered nothing was left of the
cranium, or face sav a small portion of
the lower Jaw. While inquiries had been
made as to what had become of the old
man, no one thought about exploring the
caved-ln tunnel. Within the past few
days obnoxious odors marked the region,
and investigation revealed the corpse
At tho Coroner's Inquest evidence was
adduced to the effect that Ellis, after
escaping from the officers, had purchased
three sticks of dynamite and some rifle
cartridgts at Durkee. Statements made
at tho some time that he would never go
to the asylum, together with the condi
tions discovered inside the tunnel, led the
Jury to return a verdict of suicide. At
first it was believed that Ellis had taken
ills own life with his rifle, but closer ex
amination proved this theory at fault, as
the rifle Jay some distance away and the
head was completely destroyed. No less
powerful explosion than dynamite or
giant powder would have been so de
structive. Ellis had resided about Weatherby for
several years. He was known as an er
ratic, contentious man. A small- farm is
loft, which has little value, and his min
ing properties are of no considerable
ANTELOPE SHEEPMAN SHOT.
Outcome of -Trouble With -Another
Over Family Matters.
THE DAIXES, Or., Nov. 27.-Sherlff
Kelly received a telephone message this
morning from E. J. Gllsan, Justice of the
Peace at Antelope, stating that Bert
Rogen, a resident of -that place, had
shot and seriously wounded M. J. Fln
layson, one of the most prominent sheep
men of the Antelope section. The ball
entered the right breast. Just above the
nipple and. ranging upward, lodged un
der the collar bone. Sheriff Kelly in
structed Justice Glisan to arrest and hold
Rogers for examination. Both men will
be brought to The Dalles this afternoon.
The trouble between the two is said to
have arisen over family matters.
Charged With Death of a Child.
VICTORIA, B. C., Nov. 27. Eugene V.
Brooks, Zionist elder, and W. W. Maltby,
one of his followers, were arrested this
afternoon and charged with causing the
death of the 6-year-old son of Mr. Maltby.
The child was 111 with diphtheria and no
physician's effort was made to save his
Held for Uttering- Worthless Checks.
NEW WHATCOM, Wash., Nov. 27. H.
L. Crosby, who "was released only last
month from the state penitentiary at
Walla Walla, was arrested here tonight
for uttering forged chocks, tp which
were signed the name of L. W. David,
Mayor of Blaine.
Youth Guilty of tPetlt Larceny.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Nov! 57. John
Johnson, a lad 17 years of age, plead
guilty in tho Justice Court here today to
a charge of petit larceny, and was sen
tpneed to seven days in the County Jail.
TO ENTERTAIN OREGON DAIRYMEN.
Hillsboro Making: Ready for Annual
Meeting- State Land Business.
HILLSBORO, Nov. 27. Mayor Wilcox,
at a mass meeting In the City Hall last
evening, appointed the following commit
tee to provide for the entertainment ot
the State Dairymen's Association which
will convene here January 3 and 4: Hon.
W. H. Wehrung, Hon. W. N. Barrett, E.
C Schulmerich. J. B. Wilkes, George A.
Morgan, W. V. Wiley, James A. Imbrle
and George H. Wilcox. W. H. Gault will
act as secretary of the committee until
after the meeting of the association.
State Land Agent Geer has been here
this week looking after land business
for the state board.
Agricultural Coijcjse Instructor.
CORVALLIB, Nov. 27. Professor J. B.
Patterson has signified to President Gatch
an acceptance of the position of physical
Instructor at tho Agricultural College.
Professor Patterson has been for four
years at the head of the physical cul
ture department of the University of
Wooster, at Wooster, O. He is to leave
at once for Corvallis, and the new work
at the college is expected to begin short
ly after the Thanksgiving vacation.
Wnslilnstou Postal Orders.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23. A postofflce
has been established at Roosevelt. "Lewis
County, Washington, to be supplied by
special service from Sllvercreek. Martin
L. Pfaff has been appointment postmas
ter. The postofflce at Madrone, Kitsap Coun
ty, Washington, has "been moved one and
one-half miles west, without change of
Mr. Tongue Leaves Today.
HILLSBORO, Nov. 27. Representative
T. H. Tongue and party leave tomorrow
evening for Washington, D. C. The
Misses Elizabeth and Bertha Tongue, Miss
Winnie Rouaine and Thomas H. Tongue,
Jr., go East with the Representative. Mr.
Tongue, Jr., will this Winter attend the
Columbian Law School at Washington.
Flnal Trip of Goldsborough.
TACOMA, Nov. 27, It is expected the
torpedo destroyer Goldsborough will be
ready for her final trial Friday. The
crew to handle the ship are here, and
are all experienced men.
Moody Off for Washington.
THE DALLES. Or.. "Nov. 27. Hon. M.
A. "Moody left here tins morning for
Washington, via the Northern Pacific, ex
pecting to reach Washington Saturday.
By order of the Mayor, Wallowa sa
loons are closed on Sunday.
The new road from Elgin, at Wallowa
Hill, is said to be almost Impassable.
Chemawa Indians and the Salem Ath
letic Club will play football at the state
fair grounds Thanksgiving.
Remi Rondeau, of Tygh Ridge, -has
gixma a potato which weighs eight
pounds, says a Dalles paper.
W. L. Leming has received a sentence
of SO days imprisonment for having
stolen some tools -at La Grande.
A. A. Bonncy picked up a grasshopper
last week on the road five miles south of
Tho Dalles, when the thermometer was
Cold weather last week created trouble
at the Concord mine by freezing the
water that supplies the air draft. Work
In the mine was suspended, and the en
tire force put to work opening up a new
J. H. Oaes, of PzinevUle, informs an
Antelope paper that a coyote entered one
of his corrals, killed two ewes, stampeded
the others, and huddled the whole band
up in a corner of' thlr corral, where 33 of
them -smothered: to death. ' "
GIVEN OFFICIAL NOTICE
ELECTION CERTIFICATES ISSUED
Decide Among; "Themselves W"ao.Goea
to Capital How Governer Qeer
Was Selected In 1800.
SALEM, Kov, 27.-"Jovernpr, Geer today
issued to 'the Republican Electors their
certificates of flection.- The Electors will
meet at the Capitol, December 6,, to cast
Jtheir ballots for President and Vice-President,
and at that time one of the four
Electors will be selected to take the cer
tificate of votes cast to Washington.
There Is no prescribed mode of determin
ing who shall have the honor of trans
mitting the vote, so each body of Elec
tors adopts the manner most satisfactory
to a majority.
Four years ago the Presidential Elec
tors were John F. Caples, T. T. Geer, E.
L. Smith and S. M. Yoran. Geer and
Yoran were both very anxious to be se
lected to transmit the vote, because .of
the honor and the unusual privileges ac
corded a man who goes to Washington on
such a mission. Caples and Smith were
also -willing to undertake the task, but
were disposed to yield to one of the other
two The Electors not being able to agree
upon one of their number. It was decided
to cast lots. Caples withdrew his chance,
and the names of the other three Electors
wero written on cards, which were
placed in Judge Caples hat. The cards
were well shaken, and then Judge Caples,
with eyes turned aside, drew out the card
bearing Mr. Smith's name. The fortunate
Elector Insisted, however, that his namo
be put back In tho hat, and that another
draw be made. This was done, and the
name of T. T. Geer was next drawn.
Governor Geer said today, in relating the
incident, that he did not suggest that an
other draw" be made. He says, however,
that he regards Mr. Smith's act as tho
most magnanimous and unselfish that
has ever come to his notice.
It Is a great privilege to be permitted
to carry the electoral vote to Washing
ton, for the messenger has all his ex-1
penses paid, receives some compensation,
meets a hearty welcome in all official
circles at the National Capital, and Is
granted the courtesies of the Senate for
one day Governor Geer had a strong
claim on this honor, aside from his draw
ing the lot He had made a strong per
sonal campaign for the- Republican ticket,
and received the highest vote of the four
McKInley to Governor Geer.
In response, to a telegram of congrat
ulation en his re-election, President Mc
KInley has written Governor Geer as fol
lows: "I want to thank you most cordially for
the message of congratulation which you
were good enough to send. With assur
ances that your kindly comment is appre
ciated, believe me, very sincerely yours,
Wallowa Criminal Pardoned.
Governor Geer today granted a pardon
In favor of Dennis Whltmore, who was
received at the Penitentiary In May, 1900,
on a three-year sentence for perjury com
mitted in Wallowa County. The pardon
was granted on the petition of about 450
citizens of Wallowa County, and the rec
ommendation ot the trial Judge and Pros
ecuting Attorney. It was claimed In
Whltmore's behalf that he was only 13
years of age when he committed the
crime, and, being unsophisticated, was led
Into the wrong-doing by older persons.
The false swearing was done through a
mistaken idea of friendship, the testi
mony being given for the purpose of
clearing his friend, George H. Luttrell, of
the charge of stealing money.
Received at Asylum.
Ered Hense, of Clem, Gilliam County,
was received at the Asylum today. He is
a farmer, and 58 years of age.
SALEM REPUBLICANS CONFIDENT.
Expect to Capture City Administra
tion at Coming Election.
SALEM, Or., Nov. 27. Salem Republi
cans feel confident of success in the city
election next Monday. -The citizens' mass
meeting tonight did not bring out as large
a crowd as attended the Republican con
vention last night, and a part of tonight's
attendance was made up of Republican
spectators. The only Republicans who
took a prominent part In the citizens'
meeting were Dr. W. A. Cuslck, George
J. Pearse and P. S. Knight. The meeting
ratified the nominations already made by
petition, and adopted resolutions pledging
the candidates to economy.
People's Ticket for Colfax Election.
CENTRALIA, Wash., Nov. 27. The reg
ular city convention was held last night
at the City Hall, and the following "peo
ple's'' ticket nominated: Mayor, E. R.
ZImmer; City Attorney, J. R. Buxton;
Clerk, W. O. Bennett; Treasurer, H. J.
Miller; CouncIlman-at-Large, Frank
Harm; councilmen First Ward, A. L.
Barner; Second Ward, W. C. Hlnks, F.
S. Sprague; Third Ward, George Miller.
The election tikes place December 4,
and will be the most closely contested for
many years Sunday closing will be the
principal issue. While many citizens are
in favor of closing the business houses
on Sunday, they believe that, if carried
to the extreme, the move will prove fn
Jurlous to the best interests of the city.
Oregon City Nonpartisan Ticket.
OREGON CITY, Nov. 27. At the non
partisan city convention held at Willam
ette Hall tonight, Charles H. Dye was
elected chairman and C. Schuebet secre
tary. The following nominees were
Mayor, George A. Harding, by acclama
tion; Treasurer, Linn E. Jones, nominee
of independent citizens' convention, in
dorsed unanimously; Councilmen First
Ward, Duane C Ely, three years; H. C
Stevens, one year; Second Ward C. G.
Huntley, three years; W. M. Sheahan, in
dependenrcltlzens' nominee, for one year,
indorsed; Third Ward, E. W. Scott, inde
pendent citizens' nominee for three years,
indorsed; S. D. Francis, one year.
Idaho's Offlclnl Vote.
BOISE, Idaho, Nov. 27. The State
Board of Canvassers canvassed the vote
of the recent election today. It shows
there were 57,914 votes cast. The highest
Bryan Elector has 2216 plurality, the oth
ers 1752 and 1751. Glenn, fus, for Con
gress, has 1227. and Hunt, fus, for Gover
nor, 2160. There were $57 Prohibition
votes, "213 Barker and Donnelly votes, and
232 cast for Bryan Electors on what was
termed the anti-fusion Populist ticket.
HEAVY FOGS ON PDGET SOUND.
Many Minor Accidents on Both. Land
and Water Resulted.
TACOMA. Nov. 27. Heavy fogs pre
vailed over the Upper Puget Sound all
day, and minor accidents on both land
and water resulted. Two street-cars col
lided on lower Pacific avenue, smashing
the fronts of both cars and injuring one
of the motormen. None of the passen
gers sustained injury.
W. Hi Wood, of Astoria.
ASTORIA, Nov. 27. W. H. Wood, a resi
dent of Astoria for the past 25 years,
died this morning of cancer of the Uver
after a long and painful Illness. His fu
neral will he held Thursday morning
from this late residence and the Interment
wilf bo in Greenwood cemetery, under
the auspices of the Knights ot Pythias
and the A. O. U. W., of which he was a
member. The deceased was born in Dev
onport, England, in 1SL While a young
man he Joined the British Navy and re
mained in' it until IS, wlien he received
hla' discharge at Victoria, B. C, afcr
'which for. several years he engaged in
the coasting trade until 1575, when he
came to Astoria to residej and has been
engaged ever since in the seining busi
ness. He married here and leaves a
widow, two" daughters and a- son.
"WV F, Owens, of Cedar Mill.
IHLLSBORO, Nov. 27. W. F. Owens, a
prominent- pioneer farmer of CedarMill,
this county, died yesterday. His funeral
"will -occur tomorrow.
Pomeroy has a project for aa electric
N. R. Lee has been sentenced at North
Yakima to" GO days for pocket-picking.
v Two" cases of smallpox are at Fish
Hook Point on Snake -River, near "Walla
J. W. Rummens, of pomeroy, last week
consigned a carload of bogs and 200 tur
keys to Northport, B. a
The Coltllle city election will take place
December 4. A Mayor, City Treasurer and
three Councilmen will be elected.
Adam Spenger has been bound over at
New Whatcom to the Federal Court on a
charge of selling whisky to Indians.
The Stevens County tax rolls are being
extended upon the basis -of the Tecent
tax levy, which was fixed at 21 7-10 mills
The city levy for Colvllle is 8 millls.
An epidemic of scarlet fever, mumps
and diphtheria is prevalent at Tacoma.
All the buildings will probably be fumi
gated and strict quarantine established.
Captain H. B. Kirby has secured a site
for a shipyard near the mills of the Bel
Ungham J3ay Improvement Company, on
the Whatcom water front. His first or
der will be for Several steam schooners
for the northern trade.
Captain C. E. Curtis, of New Whatcom,
has traded his steamer Lady of the Lake
for the Dode, of Seattle, and will place
the latter! boat on the Seattle-Whatcom-Blalne
route. The Lady of the Lake has
been running between Whatcom and
The Citizens' Bank, of Falrhaven, has
been formally , disincorporated, under or
der of the Superior Court. This institu
tion was the "only one on BelHtigham Bay
that maintained its existence during the
hard times of lS92-'96. The object ot tne
dlsincorporation was the jtormation of the
Citizens' National Bank of Falrhaven.
The E. K. Wood Lumber Company, the
recent purchasers of the big Belllngham
mill, have a force of men engaged In the
work of preparing a large amount of new
machinery which will soon belnstalled.
The plant will be completely equipped,
and. a large sum will be spent in re
modeling the property and in building
docks, etc. v
E. Y. Grassett, manager of the late
banking firm of E. Y. Grassett Ss'Co., of
New Whatcom, has been arrested charged
with grand larceny. The complaining
witness was a depositor In the "bank, and
it Is alleged that-Grassett received de
posits when he knew the Institution was
in a falling condition. Grassett's bank
was recently absorbed by the Scapdlna-vlan-Amerlcan
Bank. He was released
upon 51000 bonds.
The Chehalls County Commissioners, at
their recent session, granted a saloon li
cense to M. Spinner, of Oakdale, In the
eastern part of the county. A great num
ber of Oakville citizens opposed the grant
ing of the license on the ground, among
others, that they did not want a saloon
In their city under any circumstances.
But Mr. Spinner, under. a faithful promise'
fo the board that le will keep within
the bounds of the law, secured the ne
cessary license for one year. A number
of other small towns In the county have
grown to what might be called "saloon
size," and are talking, of asking fpr li
censes Satsop being one Qfthe) principal
ones but there are many protests coming
from some of its clitzens.
Montesano, after six years of darkness,
has closed a contract with Chester H.
Klehl, of Seattle, fpr an electric Jight
plant. Mr. Klehl and his associates have
bought the Montesano water plant, which
is situated on the hills north of the city,
and Is operated by a flume and dam on
the gravity -system. It Is their intention
to enlarge the reservoir, and to run the
light plant arrangements will be made
whereby the overflow from the dam "will
be utilized. Mr. Klehl filed a bond of
51000 with the city "attorney of Monte
sano Saturday, guaranteeing- faithful per
formance of contract. There Is good
power to be derived from "what Is known'
as Silvia Creekalls, and it may be possi
ble the company will decide to build the
light plant there Instead ot atthe reser
voir, as first contemplated.
A decision was gendered at Port Town
send Jast Saturday in the case of R. K.
Brown ys. the Union Savings. & Loan
Association, of Portland, by whlqh. Mr
Brown gets a Judgment for nearly 56000.
The case Is one of others that cluster
about the few closing months pf the ca
reer pf ex-Collector J. C. Saunders In Port
Towfisend. Saunders transferred to
Brown, as securlety for a certificate of
deposit for 5SO0O, 50 shares of the capital
stock of the Puget Sound Sayings & Loan
Asss'ociatioo. The association was later
absorbed by the Portland company, and it
was understood that the capital stock
which Brown held was to he reissued by
tho Portland concern. Then Saunders
bank broke, and Mr. Brown lost the mon
ey he Jhad on deposit, but kept his stofck.
Up to July, 1S99, no one appeared from
tho Portland concern to .straighten the
matter out, so Brown Instituted proceed
ings to get the stock transferred from
Saunders name to his own. This pro
ceeding, the Union Savings & Loan Asso
ciation has fought tooth and nail, and
they will probably carry the case to the
Oregon Mining: Stock Exchanjre.
Following were the Quotations atjthe Oregon
Mlnlne Btock Excnawje yesjeroax:
Adams Mountain 6
Astoria & Melbourne SjlH
Champion , --
Gold Hill & Bohemia
rOA.tA,. (-"Amenl'i-fited ......... &U.
Huronlan .... & 3
T..k.n. J. 003 1
T a... Un.BA ........ 5 5"m
Onaron-'Colo. M.'M. -& D. Co..... -6& 5
Oregon Ex. & Dev..Co
Riverside v A J
SPOKANE, Nor. 27. The closing quotations
for mining -Jtocks today wejre-- v
Butte & Bos,
Noble Five -
Prln. Maud,.. 1 1
D T. Con. ...-24
P. M. TunneI.124 17.
Qullo .18 2".
Even. Star... 3
Gold Ledge... l1
Ramb. Car...,Z3J5 sa
Reservation .. 3
t. X. I 18
Jim Blaine... 5
f.. P. Surn... 7
Ross. Giant... 24
Tom Thumb, ..io4
TWtn. T1lon....4"A US
Conjecture ... 36
io?-- rlOT A ftl
AUUWI. VJIV1JV " ".
Morrison 2 Sfcf
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. Zl. Official closing
Quotations for mining stocks:
Alta -50 ullKentuclc Con 50 02
Alpha Con ....... 31
Occidental Con ... 4
Ophlr . 70
Seg. Belcher 3
Sierra Nevada ... 34
Standard 3 15
Union Con 13
Utah Con 7
yellow Jacket ... 21
Best & Belcher... it
fThRllfanrft Con ... 22
Confidence ....... COI
Con. Cal. & Va... 1 35
Crown Point .... 13!
nnnlri A Orrrrv 1 00
Hale & Norcross. 24
NEW YORK. Nov. 2T. Mining stocks today
closed as follows:
Brunswick 0 10tntario $3 75
Chollar V 08
Crown Point .... 10
Con. Cal. & Va... 1 30
Piymoutn ........ o
Quicksilver 1 25
do pref 7 00.
Sierra Nevada ... 53
Standard 3 00
Union Con 12
Yellow Jacket ... 18
Gould fc Curry... 1 O0,
Hale & Norcross. 10
Homestake 65 001
Iron Sliver 771
Mexican ......... Zo
BOSTON. Nov. 27. Closing quotations!
Adventure $ 0 12 Humboldt w
Allouez SI. Co.. 3 00
Osceola 74 CO
Parrott 4a tso
Qulncy ....165 Q0
Santa Fe Cop... T 25
Tamarack 2S3 00
AmaL Copper... 05 75
Atlantic 27 SO
Boston & Mont. 327 00
Butte & Boston. 04 00
Cal. & Hecla...,840 00!
Centennial. ...... 17 75lWInooa.-.i...r .3 75
Franklin...... 15 00J Wolverines ..... W
EAGLE AND ' PINE VALLEYS TN
Prise Fruit Raised la. Abundance
Sheltered by Mountains and Fa
vored In. Every "Way.
BAKER CITY.. Or.. Jov.. 26. Eagle Val
ley is rightly named the Eden of East
ern Oregon, and It has a big sister, 10
miles distant, known as .Pine Valley.
These two gardens are not large. Nature
seems to have stripped of frultfulness a
large area and concentrated all in these
two depressions. Eagle Valley is six
miles by three miles In dimensions, while
Pine is 14 by four. Both are. abundantly
watered. With the exception of the level
land along-the lower Powder River, Eagle
and Pine constitute the agricultural land
In the Panhandle of Union County. They
are two little truck gardens In a vast
stretch of mountains, mineral land, placed
in the heart -of the district to feed on
luscious fruits and fine vegetables -the
deivers for gold.
Eagle Valley) small as it Is, has done
more to advertise Oregon than any other
fruit district of the state, -with the pos
sible exception of Hood River. It was
in Eagle Valley that the famous world
beating -apple grew which took -the grand
prize at the Columbian Exposition in Chi
cago. "And Little Billy Oregon, the proud
bantam gamecock placed by Dr. J. Guy
Lewi"- to now over that mammoth apple,
and whose princely bearing and, chal
lenging clarion attracted the attention of
a nation, may be seen proudly perched
over the desk of "Uncle Billy" Usher, In
his office at Richland, It Is only Billy
Oregon's feathers and skin that greet
the eye, for he is not now among the
Eagle Valley fruit has taken many.
1 prizes. Wherever exhibited It wins. A
rare combination of warm .sunshine
throughout the Suhamer, a high tempera
ture and water for irrigation, with a dry
atmosphere and .altitude of 2300 feet, form
an ideal .spot for fruit. Forty miles of
rough mountain road intervenes between
Eagle Valley and railroad transportation.
Naturally, little fruit can be marketed
under such , conditions. But whenever
Eagle Valley fruit reaches the outside
world. It leads, and Baker City and sev
eral other Eastern Oregon towns have
long enjoyed the treat.
As at "present situated. Eagle Valley
can market profitably but little more
than stock. Much fruit is hauled out,
but the heavy handicap of distance and
rough roads absorbs most of the profits.
Stock thrives on the broad Summer
ranges thereabout, and rich alfalfa and
timothy" hay are produced in large quan
tities in the valley for Winter feed. Over
34.TO0 head of sheep will Winter In this
U'tle valley, with 10,000 head of cattle and
about 2000 head Of horses. The mutton,
wool beef and cavalry horses sent out
bring a handsome Income to the popula
tlpn which numbers between 700 and E0i
Eagle Valley was .settled for a stock
camp. When the .fever of early mining
days began to subside and men began to
realize there was other than mineral
wealth in the country. Eagle was imme
diately chosen as an ideal site for stock.
Hardly-any snow fell in Winter, and the
thermometer knew no extremes. The
roughness of the adjacent country prom
ised noninterference from agriculturists.
Water was abundant In many mountain
streams. What drew one stockman soon
drew others, and Eagle became the home
of many. WJth permanent residence came
thoughts of home comforts, and It was
discovered that Eagle would yield In
abundance to the general farmer. Grain
is not a success, as the soil lacks the
property that .gives -kernels weight, and
fullness but all grades of hay, vegeta
bles and such fruit as grows enly in.
Eagle Valley and only In Oregon never,
At, present, there are about 300 acres of
orchard In the valley, Early -settlers lo
catea down by the creek on low lands.
Half the valley was bench land, slightly
higher, , which .atrfirst was,. believed to be
rather unproductive. Now its loose,, grav-t
elly, sandy, loamy soil Is known to be
Ideal orchard and alfalfa, land, under the
stimulus of irrigation. If Eagle Valley
had a rail market, , these 300 acres ot
orchard would expand to 6000 or S000 acres,
and if reclamation of low foothills kept
full faith with present promises, this
orchard area might again be doubled.
Every variety of fruit known ,to Oregon
Is found In -the valley. Peaches are ex
cellent, but are not of the superlative
order of apples. Apples reach their best
there. A box: of them 12 to 14 inches inj
circumference each is not very uncom
mon. Codlin moth, canker and one or
two other pests have been discovered, but
not in such developed state as to laffect
fruit materially. All Eagle Valley apples
I are remarkably free of pests, sound, good
keeping and well flavored.
Climate conditions in Eagle Valley are
the wonder of this part of the state.
Storms may be raging on both sides, and
yet Eagle Valley be enjoying calm and
sunshine. Granite Mountain and other
high peaks of the Eagle range on the
northwest, and Lookout Mountain on the
southeast act as great regulators ot air
currents. Storms seem to be generated
around these peaks, the moisture being
precipitated near their base, while Eagle
Valley between, would suffer for lack of
moisture were It not for great volume of
pure mountain water available for irriga
tion Snow seldom covers the ground in
the valley, and never remains for any
length of time. Winds are light, com
pared to those of -Other sections of the
country The temperature is never very
low, but gets quite warm during the mid
dle of the Summer, greatly to the ad
vantage of ripening fruit and the growtn
For the last few years Eagle Valley
has been considering a fruit and vege
table cannery. With this method of car
ing for fruit, the valley would be much
better able to handle Its yield. Canned
goods could be shipped out to much bef
ter advantage than green fruit. Last
season negotiations were in progress with
capital for a plant capable of handling
all the fruit In the valley. Business men
concluded that the plan of operations was
not the best, and the proposition fell
through. There Is good ground for hoping
that a cannery will be established In the
valley In the near -future, as several
prominent property-owners are alive to
the" Importance of such an institution, ana
propose to have one erected. Establish
ment of a cannery -would mean an in
crease of orchards.
Eagle Valley has. now about 15,000 bear
ing prune trees. A. W. Parker has been
operating a prune-drier during the Fall
season, handling his own crop. Several
tons of excellent prunes have been cured,
most of which -were taken up by the local
market. Mr. Parker's tests prove that
Eagle Valley prunes are very sweet. The
great stretch of Summer sunshine and co
pious irrigation seems tb store them with
an unusual amount of saccharine matter.
Nearly all of the prunes grown In the 'al
ley are of the Italian variety, and aver
age in size as large proportionally as
Eagle Valley apples.
In this little green spot, wrapped hy
barren sagebrush hills, are found large
swarms of honey bees. Several farmers
have 80 to 100 stands. Alfalfa makes the
finest honey on earth, and the yield gath
ered here, -while it is blooming, is of a
superior grade. As ilne green alfalfa
pastures are to he had from early Spring
until late in the Xall, dairying Is regard
ed a safe possibility of the future. Even
now Eagle Valley may be said to be th
land of milk and honey.
W. R. Usher, better known as "Uncle
Bllly.'r organized a "branch of the horti
cultural society in Eagle Valley a few
years ago. This society got up a good
exhibit of fMiit from the valley for, the
World's Fair at Chicago In '1S93. among
the specimens sent being" the famous ap-
ATheory of His Rise and
The word "kicker" is np more slang,
but an honorable term admitted by the
lexicographer to the round "table of Eng
lish speech. This acceptance of the word
proves that there was a real need for it;
that a certain class of people bad no
word in the English language to fitly des
ignate them, As a class these kickers
xmust bo as modern as the word which
describes tnem. xney are in effect a new
product of our latest clvllizaton. The
word which describes the kicker Is pic
turesque. It suggests the mule wnose
kicking is usually done out of pure wan
tonness; which kicks in season and out
of -season, at everything or at nothing
as -5ihe case may be. The term kicker
scarcely needs definition. We know ex
actly what it means as well as we know
the chronic faultfinder It designates.
THE RISE OF THE KICKER.
Any one who cares to trace the rise of
the kicker will find that he keeps pace
with the prevalent American disease dys
pepsia. All kickers may not be dyspeptics,
hut all dyspeptics are surely kickers.
They are everlasting fault-finders. Noth
ing goes right for them In the family or
in business. There is always a dead fly
In their ointment. It Is a miserable con
dition for the dyspeptic and his friends.
He really can't help himself. His nerves
are strained to the limit of endurance.
His ears are like megaphones magnifying
every little sound to the shock of thun
der. His eyes lose sense of perspective
and he sees mole-hills as mountains. He
la suspicious, Jealous, unreasonable and
obstinate; and all these things are only
symptoms of the disease which is starv
ing and weakening the entire nervous
system and reaching out toward heart,
liver, i lungs, kidneys and other organs.
WHAT CAN BE DONE FOR HIM?
What can be done for the victim of
He can be cured. He can be given a
new start In life. He can be made the
amiable, companionable- man he was of
old. He can twice more eat with ap
petite and enjoymentw-work with energy,,
ana sleep tne mgnt inrougn in .sauna,
This Is not a mere empty claim unsup
ported by facts. The statement that the
dyspeptic can be cured is made on the
authority of thousands of men and wom
en, -who have been entirely cured of
pie that surpassed all competitors. A
bronze medal, blue ribbon and diploma
were awarded the society, and nearly ev
ery Individual exhibitor secured a diplo
ma. On the diploma given the society
was the following Inscription;
"Eagle Valley Horticultural Society,
New Bridge, Oregon. For a superior col
lection of apples Qf crop of 1S92; varieties,
lady, red Cheek, pippin, blue pearmain,
Roman beauty, Ben Davis, Baldwin,
TuVi'to -Wlntni- nonTmnln Swflfl. 'Northern
Bpy yenow bellflower. Spltrenberg. Rhode
Island greening, Newton pippin; the fruit
is all of high quality In both color and
freedom -from blemish, and has been con
tributed by the following resident grow
ers of the state: G. W, Bennehoff, W. R.
Usher, Reeves & Co., W. H. Bennehoff,
James Holeomb. G. W. Moody, W. U.
Young, W. H. Babcock, Charles Craig,
Alexander Tarter, James Baker, W. T.
Tolln, of New Bridge, and W. M. Baker,
of Hood River."
Mr. Usher also -won a silver medal for
the finest exhibit of apples at the1 Omaha
exposition of 1S98. He was the only ex
hibitor from the valley, as the society
was not active at the time.
Between its world-renowned fruit,
splendid hay and stock, honey, wonderful
climate and great supply of water for
Irrigation, Eagle Valley, although small,
has become famous. Should the railroad
projected for the Seven Devils tap the
valley, or go-o near as to-give -an eco
nomical market, a still greater future Is
Nome Shut Off From Outer World by
Barrier of Ice.
SEATTLE, Nov. 27. The United States
revenue cutter McCullough arrived this
evening from Alaska, with news that
Nome is now -completely Isolated from the
outer world by a barrier, of Ice. For
seven long months this condition of af
fairs will continue. The camp is well
supplied with provisions and fuel. It Is
possibles that before the first steamers ar-
rive at Nome in the Spring there may be 1
a slight shortage of coal, but it is. not
anticipated that it will be serious.
November 8 the ice had crept out from
Nome into the sea for a distance of 200
feet. Several jnornlngs previous lighters,
had, been frozen in. The warning was
heeded by the steamers Centennial, Santa
Ana, Sadie and Portland.
Late Teports from the Kougarock dis
trict state that Quartz Creek" is showing
up-$2 to the pan.
Orc-ron Ctty Council Me e tin jr.
OREGON CITY. Nov. 27. At 'a special
meeting of the' City Council last night
Elmer Dixon was elected to serve the un
expired term as Councilman of ward No.
3, to succeed G. W. Grace, who has
changed his residence.
A statement of the Recorder showed
that under the Bancroft act of the Legis
lature, 1E93, taxpayers of $11,75,67 out of
the total sewer levy of J13,619-41 had made
application to pay their assessments In
10 per cent annual instalments;. also that
only ;i68 33 had been received, the city
paying upon public squares and other
property $617 55 of Ihe total assessment,
leaving $1056 91 unsettled. The Council
ordered that 20 days' notice be published
to the effect that the $1056 91 will be de
linquent after December 20. 1900.
Vancouver Thanlcserlvlai? Services.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Nov. afc-The
public schools will close Wednesday -for
Thanksgiving, and will reopen the Mon
day following. Exercises appropriate to
thp day will be carried out at the different
schools tomorrow -afternoon.
Union Thanksgiving services will bo
held at the Methodist Church in this
cits- Thureda-rWrifink. TheiReT. F. W.
vf I ly'Xlv S Kill ft Mil II v 'frSJ&M. f'M 1 '
.-' - - -., Law aW f" '
dyspepsia and other diseases of the stom
ach and oreana of digestion and nutrition
by tJaertise-Gf Dr. Pierce's Golden -Medi-
-cal Discovery. It always helps, it al
most always cures.
1 O. S. Cbpenhaver. Esq.. of -"Mount Un
ion. Huntingdon County; Pa.. (Box 222).
"About 12 years ago I "was suddenly
taken with a pain in the pit of the stom
ach which was so violent I could not
walk, straight. It would grow more se
vere until it caused waterhrash and, vom
iting of a slimy yellow water. I con
sulted a physician and he told me I had
a form of dyspepsia and treated me for
about six months with but 'little benefit.
I still kept getting so weak I could
scarcely walk. I then tried another phy
sician and he told me my liver was out
of ordeand that I had indigestion. He
gave me a treatment and" I got some
better but only for a short -time. I then
tried another one who flaid I had ohronio
indigestion, ulceration of the lining ot the
stomach, torpid liver and kidney affec
tion. He treated me for more than a
year and I -felt much better' but if did
not last. I" then took -to using several
widely-advertised patent medicines, but
received no more than temporary relief
while using. I then tried Dr. Pierce's
medicines, using his 'Golden Medical Dis
covery.' 'Favorite Prescription,' and the
'Pleasant Pellets,' and in two months'
time I was feeling better than I had for
years before. I can truthfully eajr Dr.
Pierce's medicines did me more good than
any I had ever taken."
Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery
cures diseases of the stomach and other
organs of digestion &nd nutrition. It re
stores bodily strength by enabling the
assimilation of food which is the source
of all physical strength. It actsdlrectly
on the blood-making glands increasing
their activity and so increasing the sup
ply of blood which is enriched and purl
fled by -the "Discovery."
"Golden Medical Discovery" contains
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opium, cocaine and all other narcotics
r and injurious drugs.
Do not accept any substitute for the
"Discovery" though claimed to be "just
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has cured -when all other medicines have
failed. There is nothing else "Just as
525,000.00 GIVEN AWAY.
The cost of the copies of Dr. Pierce's
Common Sense Medical Adviser (ex
clusive of expense of mailing) given
away last year was over 525.000.00. This
great "work, .containing- 100S large pages
and over 700 illustrations, will be sent to
you free on receipt of stamps te. pay
expense of mailing only. Send 31 1-cent
Btamps for the book in durable cloth
blndlng or only 21 stamps for It in paper
covers. Address Dr. R. V. Piefce, Buffa
lo. 27. Y.
Parker, pastor of tho Presbyterian
Church, will preach the Thanksgiving ser
mon,. Thankaslvlnsr Vacation.
CORVALLIS, Nov-27. Thanksgiving va
cation at the Oregon Agricutural College
begins at the close of the college day to
morrow and ends with the opening of
school on, Wednesday morning of next
week. It has been made longer, than
usual in order to give students who go
home opportunity to spend Sunday with
Idaho Mine Manager Resl-rna.
WALLACE, Idaho, Nov. 27. Joseph
MacDonald. manager of the Frisco Con
solidated Mines, is reported to have re
signed his position to accept a similar
place with the Treadwell mine, in Alaska.
He will enter upon his new duties the
first of next month.
Idaho "election Contests.
WALLACE, Idaho, Nov. 27. The Demow
cratlc party has given notice of its inten
tion to contest the election ot one Com
missioner and Probate Judge. Republi
cans will ask the courts to decide the
validity of the seats of three Democratio
Six-Ton Express Paclca--e.
BETHLEHEM. Pa.,' Nov. 27. The Beth
lehem Steel Company recently received
an order from the Anaconda Copper Min
ing Company, of Anaconda. Mont., for a
hollow-forged. fluid-compressed. steel
shaft 17 feet, 10 inches long and 15 to 20
Inches In diameter, with a seven-Inch ax
ial hole, to replace a shaft which broke
in the hoisting engine of the mine, ne
cessitating a shut-down until the next ona
could he received and throwing 1000 hands
out of work.
The new shaft was taken in hand under
emergency conditions and finished, ma
chine complete, within 14 days from tho
receipt of the order, which will be two
days in advance of contract agreement.
It weighed about 12.000 pounds, and on ac
count of the urzent nature of the case,
was shipped to Anaconda by express in a
special car. It was the largest express
parcel ever received from this state.
Seattle WasL, Fefc. 21, J900,
I &ave suffered for years whh liver
complaint, causing me jeverevtp4ls
attimis. No medicme I tri-xTseemtxt
to help rot until I tried Vamer'a Sale
Cure; it helped me wonderfuSyand
I thank it for being a -well man to
day. My recovery was Iow fiut
ivtttf but I never f ett better or tr6ger
in my life than I do now, tfianfr tb
this splendid remedy.
President Sons of Hermann, Seattle,
Treasurer SeattfcTravercm, Seattle,