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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, ' ypSDAT. DEtMBEB , .10, 1900.
1S10NS OF TAGOMA
It Is Building Air Castles of
immense Indian School,
WOULD BEIM OUTSKIRTS OF CITY
Xnstltatlen Nott ia Operation at Cae-
naarra. Or., Ia Largest ea PacLao
Ceaat, and Ever Will.Be So
Way Tal Ia Trae.
"WASHINGTON Dec 8. The City of-Ta-coma
is again building air castles. This
time the ambitious citizens see visions
of an Immense Indian school, propor
tioned after the school at Carlisle. Pa..
gcblhg up on the Puyallup reservation, ia
me outsorts or Tacoma. But when they
take the matter ud In earnest, and the
"Washington .delegation undertakes to
have such a school authorized, they will
And. that -air castles and Indian schools
are built on entirely different Dlans. and
of much more substantial material, which
Is difficult to secure.
Ac a matter of act, the Indian School
now In operation at Chemawa, near Sa
lem, Or.. Is the largest Indian School on
the Pacific Coast, and will always re
main so. It Is doubtful If It will ever
reach the proportions of the school at
Carlisle, lor there will not be the de
mand for such an Institution. Its course
of study 1s Just as complete, and Its
teaching as thorough, the only difference
beir.s; In size.
When the new dormitory at Chemawa,
lor which Congress appropriated 520.000.
and. the Industrial building, for which
$6000 was appropriated, have 'been com
pleted, both being under way, the Salem
school will be remarkably well equipped
In all of Its departments, and will be able
to comfortably accommodate Its enroll
ment of 500 pupils, just one-half the en
rollment of Carlisle.
Chemawa Is delightfully located, hut
foui miles from Salem, and possesses an
advantage not had at Puyallup, In not be
lne surrounded by an Indian reservation.
The advantage of this to a modern In
dian school need hardly be enumerated.
"When the Indian youth attends a school
removed from his home, from the older
Indians and from all the marks of a past
civilization, and mingles with the whites,
sees their ways, and has the benefit of
associating with them, he is so much
more likely to adopt their ways than If
schooled among the old Indians, where
he can constantly go back and continue
in their ways, as at Puyallup. Up to this
yar there has been trouble with the
drainage of the vicinity of the Chemawa
School, but the swamp lands have since
been reclaimed, and now the only objec
tion to the Echool has been removed. In
location, equipment and adaptability it Is
today without a rival on the Coast.
One of the features which contributes
to the superiority of this school is its ex
cellent plant, steam-heated, and build
ings, all modern in design and in first
class condition, many of them new.' fur
thermore, the grounds are ample
for teaching all the Important branches
of agriculture, while its climatic condi
tions are similar to all points west of the
Aside from agriculture, the course is
the regular course pursued by all the
larger nonreservatlon Bchools throughout
the country. In its mechanical depart
ments, especially harness-making. Chem
awa has earned an enviable reputation.
It lb thought that a further appropria
tion of a feW thousand dollars would
render this school admirably adapted for
a much larger attendance than Is now
recorded, and officials In the Indian Bu
reau are free to express the belief that no
Indian school Increase Its attendance
above 600 at the outside, and. better still,
limit It to 600, as at present.
"When conditions at Puyallup are com
pared with those at Chemawa it Is easy
to see that the big Indian school of
the Pacific Coast will remain as at pres
ent at Salem. Puyallup Is a reservation
school, whose present capalcty is only
about 200. The scholastic population of
the consolidated reservations centered at
Puyallup, yet Its enrollment Is very low.
To put that plant In condition to cope
with Salem, not to say with Carlisle, as
is the hope of the Tacoma people, would
entail the expenditure of many thousands
of dollars, and It Is quite safe to say that
the Indian Bureau would not recommend
any such expenditure, either now or in
the future The record made at Chemawa
has ben most satisfactory, and the prog
ress at the school is very gratifying. In
view of the fact that the Indian Bureau
itself 's likely to sustain, the claims of
Chemawa as against Puyallup, there is
no hope whatever of building up a big
school on Puget Sound.
HAVE CONFIDENCE IN RAILROAD.
Residents Thlalc Trontdale-Easle
Creek Line "Will Be Built.
OREGON CITY. Dec 9. Residents of
Engle and Deep Creeks express great con
fidence in the rumor that L. Gcrlinger,
of Portland, will begin work early in the
Spring on a railroad from Troutdale and
extending through this section of Clack
amas County. Mr. Epperson, who has
purchased extensive tracts of timber land
in that section for Mr. Gerllnger, has
given out the word to his neighbors that
construction work will likely begin at an
early date. Repeated surveys have been
made, and It is believed that the pro
posed line has actually been located. The
survejed route would pass through In
the vicinity of Gresham and Powell's
Valley and would tap some fine bodies
of timber In the vicinity of Damascus
and Deep Creek. In fact, it Is reported
that homeseekers and locators are more
numerous than ever before In that sec
tion, looking over the field with views
of making purchases, on account of the
probable construction of a railroad. The
rumor ti current that Mr. Gerllnger will
use the O. R. & N Railroad bed to get
his trains out of Portland to Troutdale
ALL CORVALLIS INTERESTED.
Chicago Temperance Lecturer Has
, Taken Toxnx by Storm.
CORVALLIS. Or.. Dec 9. Very great
Interest has developed here In temperance
lectures delivered by Colonel Holt, of
Chicago. Tonight the First Methodist
Church was packed with people, and hun
dreds who sought to enter were turned
away. At 11 o'clock this morning, and
at 3 this afternoon, similar conditions
prevailed, though the crowds were less
Last night nearly all the business
houses closed and proprietors and em
ployes helped to swell the immense crowd
that was In attendance. Two hundred
and thirty people have signed the pledge
The lectures may continue to Thursday
GIVEN OVER TO Y. M. C, A.
Speaker Occupied All Eugene Pul
pit" Laat Day of Convention.
EUGENE. Or.. Dec 9 Prominent T.
M. C A speakers occupied the pulpits
of six of Eugene's churches this morn
ing. This afternoon International Secre
tary F. B. Smith delivered an address
entitled "A Strong Man." The address
was to men only, and was attended by
a large crowd.
At 6 PM. there was a young people's
mass meeting, after which exercises were
held in the Baptist and Methodist
Churches' closing exercises of the
convention were held in the Methodist
Church at 8:30 P. M.
The convention has been a pronounced
nieces, and has proved of great benefit
to the young men who are carrying on
Christian work throughout . the North
west. Tomorrow there will be hrief ex
ercises at the university, in honor of the
TAX JSAR.XIXGS OF CORPORATION'S.
Seaater ferter "Will Iatreaace Stll
OREGON CITY, Dec 9. State Senator
I. L. Porter has in preparation a bill to
present to the next Legislature that will
provide for the taxation of the gross
earnings of Tallrpads, express companies.
Insurance companies, telephones and
other dividend-paying" properties, who
escape their Just share of the burden of
taxation. "While railroads are taxed for
the rolling stock and road bed. the other
corporate associations named have but a
minimum amount of property that can be
reached hy the present assessment laws.
As a result, manufacturers, merchants
and property-owners are compelled to pay
more than their Just share of taxation.
The bill to be Introduced by Senator
Porter will be similar to a law now In
force In Wisconsin, which practically
makes it possible to collect taxes from
corporations whose principal products are
money earnings. Special care will be
taken in the preparation of the bill, so
that none of its provisions will conflict
with the state constitution.
SERIOUS ACCIDENT OX STAGS LIXE.
Tkree Injured ana Vehicle Wrecked
Driver "Was Iatorlcated.
THE DALLES. Or., Dec 3. A serious
accident occurred on the Prineville stage
line yesterday near Cleeks, the first sta
tion north of Prineville. in which three
passengers were injured and the stage
wrecked, owing to the reckless driving of
an Intoxicated driver. As the stage
neared Cleeks, the driver attempted an
exhibition of horsemanship, smashing pne
wheel of the stage and landing1 the pas
sengers and baggage on the grade
Mr. A. Fehton. of Hlllsboro, W. J. Cal
vin, of Salem, and A. B. Nlles, of Walli
Walla, were all thrown from the stage,
badly i bruised and shaken up, Mr. Fenton
having one hip dislocated.
"Whitman Sheriff Karnes Deputy.
COLFAX, Wash., Dec 9. J. B. Mackay,
Sheriff-elect of Whitman County, has an
nounced the appointment of James Green,
of Thornton, as office and chief deputy in
the Sheriffs office. Mr. Green has been
in charge of a grain warehouse at Thorn
ton for several years, and prior to that
was engaged In the practice of law at
BIsr Pi Ice for "Washington Sheep.
COLFAX, Wash., Dec 9. John J. Mil
ler, a stockman of the Snake River dls
trict. has Just sold to E. H. King, of
Spokane, 617 sheep for U 70 per head. The
sheep are all 2-year-old wethers, and are
an exceptionally fine lot They will be
shipped to market in Seattle and Spo
kane This is one of the best sales of the
Arrested for Forgery.
EUGENE, Or.. Dec 9. Frank Hitch
was arrested yesterday on a charge of,
forgery. His offense Is that of, indors
ing the name of a man named Davis to
a check given by the Acme Commerciil
Company, amounting to 59 57.
Appointed Deputy Treasurer.
CHEHALIS, Wash., Dec 9.-Sta:e
Treasurer-elect C. W. Maynard has
chosen H. F. Nichols, of Wallula, Walla
Walla County, as his deputy. He expects
to use but one assistant In the office
Body of Dro-rraea Youth. Recovered.
DALLAS. Or., Dec . The body of
young Hays, who was drowned November
2, eight miles above Dallas, at the flood
dam, was recovered today one mile be
Borings and Kelso debaters will argue
An organ has been purchased for the
Gold Hill Schoolhouse.
A teachers' mooting will be held at
Stayton, December 15.
J. J. Fitzgerald, of Bhelbume, has a
contract for 20,000 fence rails.
The Corvallls creamery Is paying 25
cents per pound for butter fat.
The McDonald & Fisher sawmill at
Summervllle is In running order.
Repairs to the Blanchard bridge east
cf Aurora were finished last week.
A breakwater Is being built at Eugene
at the east side of the bridge over the
The Cottage Grove new light plant will
arrive this week and will e established
Lincoln County has allowed M. D. Wel
ton 500 on hla claim for damages sus
tained from the collapse of Little Elk
Tillamook County Commissioners have
leased the county sawmill to County
Judge G. W- Sapplngton until April L
who will furnish road planking at H per
The following city officers have been
elected at Summervllle: Trustees, Justus
Wade. George Ott. J. A. McRae, G. Wael
ty and Ed Collins; Recorder. C. D. Mc
Dowell; Treasurer, J. L Wade
A. Nelson, of Cottage Grove, last week
sold his undivided one-half interest In
the Peek-a-Boo mining claim to G. Mea
dow and D. G McFarland. This claim
la located In the Bohemia district about
one mile south of the Mustek mine The
consideration was $600.
The city election at Sclo last week re
sulted as follows: Mayor, R. Shelton,;
Recorder. Ira A Phelps; Treasurer, W.
F. Gill. Marshal, Walter Bilyeu; Coun
cllmen. V. B. Goln, S. P. Munkers. Henry
Myer, G. W. Morrow, W. A. Ewlng. R.
E HIbler. J. F. Sims.
The case of CaEey vs. Crook County In
volving the validity of the county road
which the County Court established about
a year ago through the lands of Casey
near Powell Butte, has been dfHdri hv
the Circuit. Court against the county. 1
tne court aeciamg mat in establishing
the road the County Court acted without
Miss Lulu Jones was on the streets In
a buggy last week for the first time
since her Injury, says the Jefferson Re
view. She cannot remember any of the
circumstances of Vaughn's attack. She
Insists that she dreamed she was at
tacked and Injured by him, and the dream
she describes Is a correct account of the
I "matters as It was. before her Injury.
! A hobo Japanese stayed with the South-
! era Pacific section Japs at Jefferson.
1 TWArMMulav nlcrht. and the next mni-n-
Ing started south along the track, says
the Review. He was evidently In an
111 humor about something, for he knock.
ed down a signal flag and then took a I
rock and exploded a torpedo that had j
been placed on the track. He paid dearly J
for his last act, for three of his fingers
were mown on. ana ws ngw nana oaaiy
SHIP FOR PORTLAND ASHORE
German Bark Edmunds In Serious
Position at Santn Rosalia.
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 9 News was
received today that the German .four
masted bark Edmund went ashore at San
ta Rosalia during the recent gales. She
will, prpbably be a total loss. She was
bound to Portland, Or., to load for "Cork.
The Edmund was formerly the British
ship Wllbelm TelL
"Will Net Deal With Standard Oil.
FRANKFORT, Dec 5. According to a
dispatch to the Vosslsche Zeltung from
Bucharest, the Roumanian Government
has broken off the negotiations with the
Standard Oil Company for a lease -of the
SAlEH MUCH AMUSED
DOES NOT TAKE ANNOUNCEMENT
OF CENSUS SERIOUSLY. .
Believed That Mistake Has Seen
Made 'at Wankingten Matter
"Will Be Looked Up.
45ALEM, Or., Dec 9. The Associated
Press dispatches announcing today that
the census shows Salem's population to
be only 425S, has ciused much amuse
ment 1n this city, though It Is Tather a
melancholy laugh that Salem citizens In
dulge In over the matter. According to
this announcement. Astoria, Baker City
and Pendleton are all more populous
cities than Salem.
The census was taken very carefully
this Summer, and. In the main, by very
competent enumerators. After the enum
eration had been completed there were
some complaints and a few corrections
were made by Supervisor Winn, who came
here for that purpose It Is believed hero
that a mistake has been made lh count
ing the returns at Washington. If that
be not the case. It will be asserted that
the enumeration was not thoroughly
made While a large proportion of Sa
lem's actual population Is outside the
city limits. It is believed that the people
who reside inside the limits number more
President George B. Gray, of the fialem
Chamber of Commerce, said today that
there will be a meetlnc of that body In
a day or two and some action will prob
ably be taken looking toward a correct
tlon of the mistake In the enumeration.
OF -GROWING IMPORTANCE.
Torrm of Express, Otaerrrise Kbbwh
a Uarkee, la Eastern Oregon.
EXPRESS. Or., Dec 8. Although the
postofflce here Is named Express, the sta
tion is known as Durkee The place is
situated on the O. R. & N. Railroad about
midway between Baker City and Hunt
ington, and Is a rapidly growing town.
It is a great shipping- point for horses,
cattle, sheep and wool, and Is becoming
quite n mining center. There are two
large quartz mines within 10 or 12 miles
and several placer mines. The quartz
mines are In full operation, and the placer
mines when the weather permits.
Besides mining and stockraislng, this is
a goocV haying, vegetable and fruit coun
try. These Industries are Just beginning
to be developed, but they are growing
rapidly, and hundreds of tons of alfalfa
and natural meadow were cut this year.
Experiments so far show that all kinds
of fralts that will grow in this altltudo
thrive here Vegetables, especially,- are
successfully raised. The town contains
two general stores, a hotel, livery ana
feed stable, drug store, tw6 saloons, bar
ber shop, blackumlth shop and meat mar
ket The town also has a good school
building that cost about $2000. Two teach
ers are employed Miss Belle Reed and
Miss Anna Casebeer. The average at
tendance is about 50 pupils. Considerable
new building Is being done New business
houses and residences are under construc
tion. The foundation for a large hall has, been
laid, which, when completed, will be used
as a church, lodgeroom and place of gen
eral amusement. R. M. Needham, district
deputy organizer of the Modern Wood
men of America for this district, has lo
cated at this place for the Winter. A
large lodge of this order was recently
HOSPITAL FOR LUMBERMEN.
Booth-Kelly Company "Will Estab
lish Institution at Eugene.
EUGENE, Or,. Dec 8. Arrangements
have been made whereby the Booth-Kelly
Lumber Company will provide a hospital
In Eugene for the benefit of the work
men who may at any time be taken sick
or Injured. The employes will pay month
ly dues for the support of the institution,
and when any of them requires medical
or surgical treatment he will receive
it without further cost. A contract has
been made with Drs. Paine and Kuyken
dall for professional services and medi
cines for a year. They will select a suit
able building and have the hospital ready
to receive patients by the flrst of Janu
ary. HOLD-UP AT SALEM.
Stageariver Made to Deliver Up
SALEM. Or., Dec 9. W. E. Luckinbeal,
a stagedriver, who resides. In West Salem'
was held up by two masked men about
10 o'clock tonight, near the west end of
the steel bridge across the Wllllamette
Luckinbeal at times carries a considera
ble sum of money when going home at
night, but on this occasion he bad but J3.
This sum the robbers took and fled into
Luckinbeal returned to Salem and re
ported to the police, but as he could give
but a meager description of the robbers
there is little hope that they will be
Accident on O. R. A N.
EXPRESS, Or.. Dec 8. The wreck of
an cast-bound freight train one mile west
of this place last night caused delay of
the west-bound passenger train for about
A box car heavily loaded with ties. In
the middle of a long freight train, Jumped
the track and for more than a mile tore
acr6ss the ties, finally leaping over a
high grade Two tramps la the derailed
car were shaken almost Into Insensibil
ity. Finally they escaped, covered with
bruises, and one with a dislocated shoul
der. Xttempted Suicide "With. Knife.
CENTRALIA. Wash.. .Dec 9. Henry
Jasburg, a coal miner and stranger, at
tempted suicide here at 11:30 this morn
ing. In the ladles waiting-room of the
Northern Pacific depot, with an ordinary
packet knife He Inflicted four cuts la
the abdomen and a deep cut over the
From all the circumstances. It Is be
lieved that the man was temporarily In
sane He was fairly well dressed, and
was evidently on his way to Aberdeen.
He was formerly employed by the Leary
Coal Mining Company.
Aberdeen hopes soon to secure free mall
The steamer Charles D. Love Is load
ing L50O.OO0 feet- of lumber at Falrnaven
for South America.
Lillian Lewis, 15 years of age, was
committed to the Reform School from
Port Townsend Friday.
The total value of Seattle real estate
transferred during November. 1900. ac
cording to the records of the County Au
ditor, was ?1.1LS36.
Leonard Howarth, of Tacoma, has sold
to the Weyerhauser Timber Company
J60 acres In section 18. township 18 north,
range 4 west. Thurston County., for $2100.
The Olympla Council has authorized a
contract with the Olympla Light & Power
Company for 10 additional arc lights for
three months' service beginning on the
At the Wenatchee election Friday the
saloon ticket was elected to a man. W.
T. Rarey. Jake Miller and A. F. Ander
son were elected as Councilman and E. L.
Hollenbeck as City Treasurer.
The town election In Hamilton resulted
in the election of the nominees of the Cit
izens' ticket from top to bottom. Mayor.
F. E Wyman; Councllmen. J. H. Smith.
George A. Hensen. A. F. Richardson. Jo-,
slab Jones and A. L. Wilson; Treasurer.
James Dollttle, a son of ex-Congressman
W. H. Doolittle, while unloading
coal cars at the Northern Pacific bunk
ers at "Taconsa Saturday morning, fell
through the trip In the bottom of the car
Into tha coal 'shoot. & distance of 40 feet.
He was picked up unconscious. His right
side is badly crushed, but the physicians
say he will recover,
J. D. McGowan. of the Cosmopolitan
fish cannery, reports a light year's busi
ness only about- S000 cases having been
put up. ' His company Is figuring on put
ting la some newly-Invented tnachiner
before another season that will revolu
tlonlze'the methods now in use-in their
various canneries. It Is the intention to
employ white labor exclusively aa quickly
Walla Walla County oncers want more
salary. If the fact that tno county has
at the present time a population of 1S.6S0
entitles them, to advancement Into a high
er class they mean to derive the benefits
accruing therefrom and to have their sal
aries advanced accordingly. To this end
County Assessor Walter L. Caaman has
begun action before the Board of County
Commissioners for Increased salary since
the completion of the census, which if
received will amount to about 500. While
the other officers are remaining silent
in regard to the matter. It Is understood
they are behind Mr. Cadman and that
his is being made a test case from which
all will profit.
One of the important cases decided by
Judge John B. Davidson, of the Superior
Court at North Yakima, was the grant
ing of 9- divorce to Mary Grindrod from
her husband, Edward Grindrod. The
plaintiff Is in the last stages of consump
tion and cannot recover. She asked for
a divorce and temporary alimony. The
court granted her money with which to
prosecute the case and an allowance of
$25 per month to be paid by the husband.
A dispatch from Bolster says that the
assay establishment of E. R- Robinson
burned to the ground about noon Satur
day. The building was a large wooden
affair and was In the center of the busi
ness part of the town, and It was only
by the most persevering1 work that the
town was saved. The loss Is heavy and
no insurance. The people will rebuild
Immediately. There is no Are protection
in the town and the fire was subdued by
a hastily organized bucket brigade
CURIOS FROM PHILIPPINES.
Interesting: Collection of Military
The owner of the splendid collection of
military curios from the Philippine Isl
ands which has been attracting so much
attention ia the windows of John W.
Graham & Co., on Riverside, Is Captain
M. J. LinclC of Wardner. Captain Llnck
went to the Philippines with Company F,
First Idaho, and was in active service So
months, during 11 of which he was ar Cap
tain of the First Battalion. He takes
great pride In the collection, and ex
plained the use and history of the various
articles In detail last night.
"This piece of bronze Is one of the fin
est things In the lot," said the Captain.
"It was used as a Spanish card receiver,
and Is of great antiquity. You see, the
date on It Is 1695. It was taken from one
of the Spanish ships sunk by Admiral
Dewey In Manila Bay In May, 1S98. The
other two pieces of bronze are about 100
years old, and were taken from the Attorney-General's
palace In Manila, afte
the Spaniards had been driven out. The
Ivory sword, with the pretty carving, Is
also very ancient, and belonged to a Span
ish official. It was taken from the Governor-General's
"The Spanish machete was taken from
the trenches before Maleta August 13,
1S98. The bolo and wooden-handled ma
chete were captured In the public build
ings of Santa Ana, February 5, 1S99. There
were 14,000- of these taken, showing that
the Insurrection there had not yet ma
tured, as the weapons had not yet been
distributed. They were made of fishplates
.torn from. -the. railroad track, as Iron Is
'very scarce In the Philippines. The boys
turned most of them over to the Govern
ment arsenal at the walled city. The
machetes of this style are used In pairs,
one for feinting and guarding and one to
make lunges. The slender machetes are
the kind used by the Spanish officers, and
you will observe are lighter and longer
than the regular army weapon of the
"The three shooting Irons are a blun
derbuss, a Remington rifle and a Mauser
rifle. The flrst was gotten in Lawton'a
Laguna de Bay expedition, 84 miles south
of Manila. It Is presumably an old Span
ish weapon, and was probably looted by
the natives after the taking of Manila,
as they get In and took everything In
sight before the marines landed. The
Mauser rifle was a prize from the field of
Caloocan, as was also the Remington.
"In one of those ammunition pouches
in the center Is the shell from which the
shot was fired that killed Sergeant Gil
lespie, of Spokane, at Maleta.
"The root with, the carved figures Is a
natural one having been artistically
stained. It was taken from a Chinese
Josshouse In Santa Cruz, where it served
as an ornament. The carved bamboos
are from the walled city, and I find them
the best cane and umbrella racks I ever
had. The tortoise shell was brought In
from the south, by a navigator. The
smoothing Iron Is a very curious and
primitive utenBll. Fire Is put Into it, and
it can be kept hot for an Indefinite time
"The bell was once a church mass bell
Of Santa Ana. .
"One of the most primitive weapons In
the Philippines Is the blowgun, which la
used to hunt small game Men, women
and children use them, and their accu
racy Is marvelous. They are unfailing
at 60 yards, and I never saw a miss but
once They use a small conical dart as
ammunition, with a split end. Into which
a piece of paper Is fixed to guide It.
"The opera glasses were taken from a
Spanish officer at San Antonla Abad. The
shells are an illustration of the glass used
In all houses on the Islands. The hole In
that one was made by a Mauser at Ca
puctlnus Convent, Paslg, August 13, 1898.
"The largest piece In the collection 1?
the coat of mall. I do not know Its age
or history, out I got It In an old Spanish
storehouse m Manila. It Is complete
even the knee and shoulder guards-being
'The creese is one of the most deadly
weapons In existence. You can see blood
stains all the length of that one. Two
Chinamen were killed with. It on the night
of the attempt to sack Manila in Febru
Jeffries to Fight in Cincinnati.
NEW YORK. Dec 9. Herman J. White,
of Cincinnati, today saw James J. Jeffries
In this city relative to the boxing con
test which It Is proposed tp pull oft at
Cincinnati between February 1 and 14
next. In the big convention hall. Jeffries
made an agreement wth Mr. White to
postrone all bis theatrical engagements
after Tanuary 1 and to go Into training
He told Mr. White that he would fight
either FItzsImmons. Ruhlin or Sharkey.
FItssimmons preferred. If he cannot get
a match with FItzsImmons he will fight
RqHln. providing the last-named beats
Mabei In his Philadelphia fight If
Maher gets the better of the Philadelphia
fight. Jeffries will not meet Ruhlin. but
will then take on Sharkey. Mr, White
announced that the Cincinnati people
were ready to put up 15000. and each one
of the two fighters who appear must put
The Happy Ass.
R. K. Munkittrlck in the Smart Set.
(The chief beauty of the follovrinir peem is
that It la both rhyme and blank erae rhyme
according to the tpelllns and blank erse according-
to the pronunciation:)
Tcroush twilight's cold I heard the srtld axs
His Ipve. rons. which resounded o'er the quay,
"While he. well knowing that for Joy he should
Cavort la fflee. kicked up the mosy mould.
And with the enersV of lusty youth
Once more let off his everlasting mouth.
Vhlch set "ion edge-two polka-dotted calves.
Until they, too, oped wlde'thelr safety valves,
And fled like me and I flew like the wolf.
Or e'a the sit hall la tfee case of golf.
WILL CONTINUE WORK
DIADEM MI?fIXG COMPANY 'HAS
Property Near Granite' Shovrs Good
Valuem and Owners Are Con
fident of Returns,
BAKER CITY, Or.. Dec 9. A contract
was entered Into yesterday by Charles
Bonner for driving a 500-foot tunnel In the
Diadem mine in the Greenhorn district,
a few miles southwest of Granite. The
work will be prosecuted by the new Mon
tana management, under direction of J.
T. Pardee of Butte. Mr. Pardee recent
ly succeeded In reorganizing the com
pany; and now has associated with him
in the ownership August Helnze the fa
mous Montana copper man. Two days
ago an election was held la Sumpter by
the board of directors, and J. H. Robblns,
president of the First Bank of Sumpter,
was chosen president. N. K. Richards
vice-preslderit, and the First Bank of
Sumpter cashier, secretary and treasurer.
These three, with Dr. E. M. Anderson,
of Sumpter, are the Oregon directors.
The Diadem Is favorably spoken of, but
Is not much known to the public. It has
yielded ore that would seem to give capi
tal all possible promise of big returns on
an Investment, and mismanagement Is the
best explanation given for Its not having
been brought to the front before Under
the more vigorous and conservative man
agement of Mr. Pardee and his Montana
associates, there appears to be good hope
for Its future.
The contract with Mr. Bonner Is for a
600-foot tunnel, which is to be driven on
the ledge. Five months are given for
completion of the work, and the contrac
tor may use his own discretion as to the
number of men to be employed. This will
progress rapidly, as the formation Is very
loose Much talc. Is found in the vein,
and the country rock, while of the slate
specie. Is reported more decomposed than
in the Bonanza district, and therefore
more easily handled. Removal of it will
be of less difficulty than timbering the
tunnel. Burleigh drills would be useless
In such a loose formation, so that It would
be to no advantage to Install power
plants before commencement of work;
Work previously done on the Diadem
was In a shaft near the apex of the vein.
This was sunk to a depth of 80 feet. From,
this shaft was 4aken 18 tons of shipping
ore that yielded approximately $1600. In
allowing for Its value no consideration
was given to tho copper It contained,
which was reported to be nearly 3 per
cent. This shipping ore was taken from
a pay chute in the main ledge. The
ledge Itself at that point was quite wide,
and the rich rock struck led the owners
to believe the ledge would be found to
contain much of It. In the tunnel now
being driven from lower down the hill,
which Is In nearly 200 feet, a small quan
tity of rich ore Has been fouad very sim
ilar to the pay chute struck la the shaft.
Such finds at the lower level are quite
encouraging to the management.
When the tunnel Teaches a point un
der the shaft there will be 300 feet of
backs. There upraises will be made to
block out whatever ore lies' between the
tunnel and the. surf ace If this work de
velops the material now expected, con
struction of a mill and other preparatory
work for operations will commence Im
mediately. Diadem ore is easily crushed
and runs high in free gold. From tests
made near the surface It Is estimated that
at least 75 per cent of the ore values
will be saved on the plates.
HINTS FOR LEGISLATORS.
The time for electing a United States
Senator Is near at hand, and the press
should urge the election of a man who
can do Oregon practical service No fool
ish mistakes are permissible now, for we
have too much at stake. We want a
thorough business man, one with cour
age and brains, for measures la Congress
which will carry appropriations to Im
prove our harbors, and he Is a necessity.
Baker City Republican.
What are our legislators going to do?
Will they, as Is usual, formulate a large
number of humbug laws, which will
never be enforced, unconstitutional or
othewise faulty, or will they spend their
time in amending those we already have,
which have been found wanting? Give us
few, but good laws. Time spent by that
honorable body. In enacting more useless
laws, Is worse than wasted, but would
be used to great advantage by'ths state,
by reducing the number of our present
statutes and Improving those we already
have Antelope Republican.
Of course there Is Justice In primary
reform. The people throughout the state
wish It, and It would be foolhardy and Im
politic to disappoint 'them. Those who
oppose it are political pffice-seekers or office-holders
who can only attain their
aims by soft-soaping delegates and man
ipulating conventions. They are thor
oughly despised by the people, who only
support them at the polls on election
day because they do not wish to vote for
Democrats or Populists, yet Republicans
through such methods have made many
a Populist In this state The next Legis
lature can make no reasonable excuse for
not passing such a bill. Every honest
man In Oregon wants such a law. Aurora
The complaints of a tax-burdened peo
ple are becoming so universal that It
would appear as If the members of the
next Legislature must pay some heed fo
them. The next Legislature will offer a
splendid opportunity for Its members to
make a name for themselves that will se
cure them future favors from a grateful
constituency. The usual raids will be
made upon the State Treasury. Appropri
ations will be asked to further various
schemes and projects, and unless the
members of the Legislature frown them
down once and emphatically, the schem
ers and fakers will increase In numbers
at each session, and the available fund
will diminish and the rate of the state
tax be Increased proportionately. Let the
coming session be known In history as
one where economy and good "hors
sense" prevailed McMInnville Reporter.
The law regulating- the district agricul
tural societies in this state needs some
attention at the next meeting of the
Legislature While we favor state aid to
the agricultural classes we doubt very
much If the moneys expended at these
district fairs have been of any benefit to
the agricultural classes, as the law In
tended. We do not believe these fairs
can be carted around pn wheels, first in
one county, then in another, successfully
or with the best results for the object In
tended. It costs money to erect suit
able buildings and grounds for holding
these fairs, and where they are .only held.
every three years the buildings go to
ruin ana iner eipense iq repair mem aoes
not justify for one faif in three years.
The law should be repealed or the fairs
centrally located In some one place In
each district. Rural Spirit.
The next session of the Legislature
should show no discrimination In the en
couragement of Industries, and especial
ly o- when "by not doing so the taxpay
er would be saved many thousands of
dollars. One of that body's flrst acts
should bo .to abolish the state printing
office and authorize the secretary of state
to contract for printing with the lowest
responsible bidders. Woodburn 'Indepen
dent. Domestic and Foreijra Porta.
ASTORIA, Dec 9. Arrived at 3:30 A.
1L. United Stages Government steamer
Perry, from cruise; at 11 A. M. left up
At lP. M. steamer De Norte from San
Francisco. At 11:30 A. M. German ship
C. BZ Watien, from Chee Too. Sailed at'
11:30 A. M., seamer Columbia, for Saa
Francisco. At t P; kL German ship Mal
po, for Qj.eenstown or Falmouth for or
ders. At 3:30 P. M. schoner Pioneer, from
Knappton, for San Francisco. Arrived
down at 1:10 P. M. Norweg.an bark Stjorn.
Condition of the bar at 5 P. M.. smooth;
wfnd. southeast; weather, cloudy; square
San Francisco. Dec 9. Sailed Steamer
Geo. W, filder. for Portland; steamer
Empire and schooner Gotama, for Coos
San Francisco, Dec &. Arrived
Norwegian steamer Tellus, from Oyster
Harbor; steamer Bonjta, from Newport.
Sailed Steamer Mandalay, for Coquille
River; steamer Empire, for Coos Bay:
steamer Geo. W. Elder, for Astoria:
bark Agate, for Tacoma: schooner Got
ama. for Coos Bay.
New York. Dec 3. Arrived La Bre
tagne, from Havre; Graf Waldersee, from
Hamburg, Boulogne and Plymouth.
Movllle, Dec 9. Arrived Anchoria,
from New York for Glasgow, and pro
ceeded. Southampton, Dec 9. Arrived Kensing
ton, from New York for Antwerp, and
JOIN WTH PORTLAND. '
Onea Slver "Will Promote Interests '
of Inland Empire. !
Baker City Republican.
While there Is little Immediate benefit
to be derived by Baker County from an
open river to the sea, jet with the rest of
the Inland Empire, Baker will share In
anything that adds to the prosperity of
the whole There are rnany enthusiastic
supporters of the proposition now being
urged upon Congress by the boards of
trade of Portland and Lewlston to open
the Snake and Columbia Rivers to free
navigation from Lewlston to the sea.
Such an open river would stimulate traf
fic and aid to populate the States of Ore
gon, Washington and Idaho as no other1
single factor could. The waterways are (
nature's highways. Water transportation
Is alwas cheaper than rail, and while I
the best business men here do not hesi
tate to saythat it is their belief that the
Immense sums of money being spent by
the home railroad, the O. R & N., In bet
terments so that It can handle freight and j
passengers much cheaper than hereto-1
fore, and probably cheaper than any
other road la the West; mean that the '
people of the Inland Empire are to get.
the benefit of a considerable reduction In
rates to and from the seaport by volun
tary action of the road, and while it Is
not desired to have an open river to be
used as a club against the railroads; as
the history of the Erie Canal and the
Mississippi and Hudson Rivers shows that
the railroads alongside of them, continued
to do local business, yet there are certain
classes of freight that can be handled by
water to the advantage of the people
The O. R. & N. Railroad has set the
pace In the development of the Inland
Empire, and is today spending thousands
of dollars to bring more people here. In
augurate more profitable methods of
farming and is expending millions to give
Improved transportation facilities, and It
Is now felt by the leading men of this
community that the people should do
something to supplement this work, bet
ter their own. condition and induce Immi
gration. Spokane, Walla Walla, Pendle
ton, La Grande and Baker City should
join hands with Portland and Lewlston
for an open river to the sea and a 25
foot channel from Astoria to Portland
so that the great ocean carriers can
take cargo as near the field of production
London Wool Market.
LONDON. Dec 9. TherA v.i o fair-
business doae la wool durlag the week I
at advancing rates for merinos. Cape of
Good Hope and Natal wools estimated at
2500 bales were sold privately since the
close of the last series of auction sales,
the hulk going to America. There Is an
all-round firmness to the trade and the
outlook. Is considered good. The arrivals
to date for the next series of wool auc
tion sales number 12S.SH bales, of which
10.000 were forwarded direct.
FORI over a quarter of a century I
have been, by careful study, cur
ing men sf weaknees and diseases,
and never failed, and to any physi
ciah 1 effer U prove my ability TO
CURE DISEASES OP MEN to stay
cured fcrever. ANY PHYSICIAN send
ing me a case of Syphilis (in any
stage) I de not cure to his entire sat
faction, it will cost him nothing.
My treatment does not contain In-
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easc " -J- Henri Kc"1"' D- r
Unlike some other physicians. I do not claim or attempt to cure all
tbe diseases that afflict the human family, but conflne my study and prac
tice to the treatment of
VENEREAL DISEASES AND
Man BuffBrin troui SEXUAL WEAKNESS brought on by youthful In
flltJJJ discretions, mental worry or orerwork, causing Lost MahttoodTplj:-
easai of the Bladder and Kidneys, highly colored urine, cxhau-ting '
dreams, premature discharge, loss of ambition and many other indications
of premature decay.
Gonorrhoea Recently Contracted Cared in 4S o 72 Hour.
Gleet, Stricture. YaricocsJe. Hydrocele Permanently Cured.
A CERTAIN CTji.E is what you want. Look out for doctors who ad
vertise In Seattle and San Ttanciseo papers'. They will promise to euro
anything. If you have tried them you know the results.
. 1 GIVE A LEGAL CONTRACT IN WRITING to patients, and refer
ences regarding my financial responsibility. My guaranty is back by 5t 000
My charges are within the reach of alL Both rich and poor are invited
to have a confidential talk about their troubles. No honest man need go
without treatment that will effect his complete cure. Consultation free.
WRITE Home treatment Is always satisfactory and strictly confiden
tial. We tell nothing and answer letters In plain envelope. Inclose 10 2
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J. HENRI KESLER. 7T. D.
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and Liver troubles, cured WITHOUT MERCUkY. AND OTHER PO"7 OCS
DRUGS Catarrh and Rheumatism CURED
Dn Walker's methods are regular and scientific He uses no patent nostrums
or ready-made preparations, but cures the disease by thorough medical treatment.
His New Pamphlet on Private Diseases sent Free to all men who describe their
troubles PATIENTS cured at home Terms reasonable. All letters answered In
plain enveh-ne Consultation free and sacredly confidential. Call on or address
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A FAIR FACE MAY PROVE A FOUL BARGAIN."
MARRY A PLAIN GIRL IF SHE USES
IROX ORE BARGE WEXT TO BOTTOM
IX LAKE ERIE.
Accident Occurred In Mldat of One of
Most Terrible Gales That Ever
Svreit Over Its "Waters.
ERIE. Pa., Dae 9. Ia the midst of one
of the most bitter gales that ever swept
Lake Erie the Iron ore barge S. H. Foster,
In tow of the Iron Duke, went to the bot
tom at i o'clock this morning, 10 miles
off Erie and eight persons were drowned,
Captain John Bridge, of Cleveland.
First mate, name unknown.
Second mate, name unknown.
Seamen Robert Wood, WlUIara Kelly,
of Port Austin. Mich.
Cook, Mrs. May. of Detroit.
Two unknown deckhands.
The Foster was one of the fleet of James
Corrigan. of Cleveland, and for two
morths has been running from Duluth
to Erie with iron ore Her cargo con
sisted of 1500 tons of ore. Captain Ash
ley, of the Iron Duke, made Erie in
KILLED BY FALL FROM WnTDOW.
Death of John McAuliffe, Well
Known New York Artist.
NEW YORK. Dec 9,-dohn McAuliffe.
a well-known artist, aged 70 years, was
accidentally killed today by falllngr from, a
window of his residence
Mr. McAuliffe was especially welt
known ia connection with his pictures
of horses. He was originally a house
painter, but as he had a natural gift for
drawing and painting horses, he soon toolc
to that as a business. He was quick to
see the possibilities of the American trot
ting horse, and took up work in that Una
almost exclusively, although there are ex
tant a number of paintings by him of
thoroughbreds and road horses. He was
known to nearly every horseman of
promlaence He had been working on or
ders within the last week, and leaves
several Incomplete pictures of valuable
horses. Mr. McAuliffe was born la Ire
land, coming to New York in 1SCT.
Killed in a Runaway.
JAMESTOWN, Cal., Dec 9. Henry A;
Douglass, a prominent farmer, was killed
and Edward Leonard, of Gllroy, was
fatally Injured near here today. While descending-
a mountain In a buggy a breech
strap broke, causing the team to run
away. Both men were thrown from the
wagon. Douglass struck a fence post
head first. His skull was crushed.
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Complaints. pa'nfuL difficult, too frequent, milky or
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DISEASES OF THE TECTUM
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DISEASES OF MEN
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