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THE MORNING OREfcONIAN, THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 1901.
HEAVY SNOW STORM
Southern Oregon and North
ern California the Scene,
IT IS WORST FOR TEN YEARS
Panenger Train Are Getting:
Through, Thongh Delayed, While
Freights Are Not Moving
ASHLAND, Or., Jan. . Tbc vorat
snow storm shice the "Winter of JSS9-90
throughout Southern Oregon and North
ern -California began at 7 o'clock last
evening, and has continued durlnc the
last 24 hours. Telegraph and telephone
communication has been paralyzed north
and south during the day, and tonight
all wires are down south of Dunsmuir.
The Southern PacMe Railroad has been
having a difficult task keeping its track
clear between Ashland and Dunsmuir.
The snow push-plows have been work
ing continuously slhce 7 o'clock A. M. on
the Slskiyous, where the snow is seven
feet deep on the level and 14 feet in cuts
and drifts, and the rotary snow plow is
now working north from Dunsmuir.
All passenger trains have been able to
get through, but have been five and si
hours behind schedule time; all freight
trains are annulled. The railroad offi
cials have been vigorously combating the
storm, and, despite its severity, believe
they will succeed in getting all passen
ger trains through without any serious
The storm center appears to have been
on the south Bide of the Slskiyous, ex
tending as far as the Canyon of the
Sacramento, with much drifting of the
snow on the south side of the moun
tains, while on the Oregon side It is wet
and does not drift. The following is the
snowfall at the principal points In the
track of the storm:
Ashland, 12 Inches; Jacksonville, IS
Inches; Yreka, 2 feet; Slsson, five feet:
Dunsmuir, five feet; Siskiyou, seven feet.
Indications at 10 o'clock are that the
backbone of the storm Is broken. In
Northern points of the Rogue River Val
ley It Is growing warmer and rain has
Snow Causes Damage at Medford.
MEDFORD, Or., Jan. 2. Southern Ore
gon is experiencing one of the severest
storms in 11 years, snow ahd rain fall
ing alternately, and accompanied by very
high wind, Several losses from J100 to
$500 are reported by merchants In the
city on account of water leaking through
the tin roofs. Several miles of telegraph
wires are down, and heavy snow In the
Siskiyou Mountains is delaying all trains.
Alarm for Safety of Men Out In Storm
DALLAS, Jan. 2. The snow storm which
began yesterday continues today. The
enow, however, is melting nearly as fast
as it falls. The fall lh the mountains
Is reported to bo very heavy. A number
of timber cruisers are now In that section,
and fears for their safety are entertained
by quite a number.
Fifteen Inches of Snow at Stevenson.
STEVENSON, Wash., Jant 2.-A snow
storm has been raging here since New
Yea 8 morning, with an occasional Inter
mission, and the snow is now 15 inches
deep. There is a noticeable absence of
the "down-stream wind," and every indi
cation of a prolongation of the storm,
NEW CITY OFFICIALS TAKE HOLD.
Change of Regime at Oregon City
Appointments by Mayor.
OREGON CITY, Or.. Jan. 2. At the
regular meeting of the Council tonight,
after William Sheahan, Bruce Zumwalt,
S. D. Francis, E. W. Scott, new Coun
cllmen. and C. G. Huntley and Dr. J.
W. Powell, re-elected Councllmen, had
taken the oath of office, G. B. Dlmlck,
Mayor-elect, presented to the Council his
Inaugural message. He held the credit
of the city to be the paramount issue, as
serting that the too-prevalent "custom of
Incurring debt in cities should be dis
couraged. The Mayor recommended, as
a saving, that the charter be amended so
that proposed ordinances need not be
published before final passage
The present Indebtedness of the city Is
$35,211, Including the late sale of $12,250
city Improvement bonds.
Committees were appointed as follows:
Finance, R. Koerner, C G. Huntley and
William Sheahan; streets and public
property, Charles Albright, Jr., B. F.
Storey and E. W. Scott; fire and water,
C. G. "Huntley, S. D. Francis and Bruce
Zumwalt; health and police. Dr. J. W.
Powell, Bruce Zumwalt, William Shea
han; cemetery, E. F. Storey, E. W. Scott,
S. D, Francis.
Officers were named as follows; Chief
of Police, Charles E. Burns; nlghtwatch
xnan, E. L. Shaw; street commissioner,
A. S. Dresser will be appointed City
Attorney If the appointment does not
conflict with his office of Joint Repre
eentatlve of Clackamas and Multnomah
GRAND NEW YEAR'S HUNT.
Twenty Cor Tall is Sportsmen "Were
Pitted Against Bach Other.
CORVALLIS, Jan. 2. Twenty Corvallte
business and professional men were pitted
against each other yesterday In a grand
New Year's hunt. Though it snowed
heavily most of the day ,the sportsmen
faced the music, and the reports of guns
echoed all day In the vicinity. The cap
tains were Lawyer Ed Bryson and Post
master Johnnson, who chose their sup
porters after the latter had already taken
to the "woods," each hunting all day
without knowing which side he was on.
Front 9 o'clock Monday evening until 9
o'clock last night was allowed for opera
tions. The forces of Captain Bryson won
In a score of 9SS to Johnson's 506.
Some jof the larger individual scores
were as follows: Richard Klger, 4SS; Ar
Bossor Alexander, 223; Frank Lilly, 11?;
Ned Smith, 119; J. N. McFadden, 101;
Sheriff Burnott, 90; Thomas Whjtehorn,
85; E. E, Wilson, 76. Robert Johnson. ex
Postmaster and a well-known newspaper
man. made a score of 0. A large amount
of game was taken. The event was cele
brated tonight with a banquet paid for
by the losing side.
NEW WAY TO GET RID OF COYOTES.
Powerful Poison Suggested for "Work
Co-operation of SJncePmen.
SALEM, Jan. 2. A new solution of the
coyote extermination question has been
proposed to Governor Geer by an Eastern
manufacturing firm. The president of the
firm has read the statement in The Ore
gonlan of the amount of money expended
by the state in tho attempt to exterminate
the coyotes, and suggests that It might
secure better Tesults at a less cost by
investing In a powerful poison mad by
As poison works as disastrously against
shepherd dogs as against coyotes, the
state could not Invest in poison except
through the co-operation of sheepowners.
It has been suggested that great good
might be accomplished if the Eheepmen
of Eastern Oregon would keep their dogs
shut up for a month during the severest
Winter weather, and scatter poisoned
meat over the prairie for the coyotes.
It is in Winter that the coyotes are the
most ravenous. Wore this plan followed,
each sheepman would need to keep track
of his poison and collect" the remnants
before turning out his dogs.
Mxs. Julia MpMullen, Clarlc County
VANCOUVER Wash., Jan. T Mrs.
Julia McilulleD, one of the early pioneers
of Clark County, died at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. JohnvD. Geoghegan, of this
plaoe, flhis morning, aged Si years. The
funeral will take place Friday.
John Herzlg, of Waahougal.
VANCOtJVER, "Wash,. Jan, 2. John
Herzlg, Postmaster at Washougal, "Wash.,
and a well-known citizen of Clark County,
died last nlcht. His death was quite
sudden, .and unexpected. He went home
from his store yesterday evening, appar
ently in his usual health, except that he
complained of his heart troubling him
somewhat. His case was not considered
serious, as he had been subject lor some
years to slight attaoks of heart trouble.
About 1 o'clock A. M. Mrs. Herzlg was
awakened by the groaning of her hus
band. She at once went fpr a doctor.
Upon her return with the physician, a
few minutes later, they found the sick
man beyond human aid, and death re
sulted a few momenta -later, Deceased
was a native of Switzerland, and was 53
years of age. He had resided In Clark
county for 20 years: Since ISSi he had
been engaged In the mercantile business
in the towji of Washougal. He was ap
pointed Postmaster a lltle more than three
years ago. He left a widow and four
children. The funeral will take place at
Washougal, at 10 o'clock tomorrow.
Benson Sablue, of Astoria. ;
ASTORIA, Jan. 2.Benson Sabine died
at his ranch, on Cannon Beach, yesterday
morning, from the effects of a stroke of
paralysis. He had been ill for some
time and his death was not unexpected,
His body will be brought here and the
Interment will be in Greenwood ceme
tery, under the auspices of the a, o.
U. W. The deceased had resided In and
about Astoria for a number of years, be
Inganployed in the Clatsop and Knapp
ton mills and later in a mill at. South
Bend, until his last Illness compelled him
to quit work. He leaves a widow and
GAVE HIS CHILD TO SECURE DEBT.
Act of Spolcane Parent Facts
Brought Out In Court.
SPOKANE, Jan. 2. A remarkable case
of a father giving his child as a hostage
to secure -tha payment of debt came to
light hero today, when James Grant, a
stonemason, was given a writ of habeay
corpus in the Superior Court for hla
year-old child The child has been for a
year in the custody of C, Johnson. It
was delivered to Johnson to secure a debt
contracted by Grant during a long Illness
preceding the death of its mother. Gram
also agreed to pay an additional amount
for the child's maintenance. Johnson has
disposed of all his Interests here prepara
tory to removal to Sweden, his native
land. He refused to give Grant his child,
and threatened to take It to Sweden with
him unless the dobt was paid. Grant
consulted the authorities here, and the
habeas corpus proceedings resulted.
Colonel Holt Praised.
SILVERTON. Or., Jan. 2. The following
resolutions were unanimously adopted by
the W. C, T. U. of this place:
'Whereas, the citizens of Silverton have
been favored by Colonel C. J. Holt, tem
perance evangelist, of Chicago, III,, and
traveling under the auspices of the Na
tional Woman's Christian Temperance
Union, with several addresses; therefore,
"Resolved, That the W. C. T. U.. and
the citizens of Silverton hereby extend to
Colonel Holt our appreciation of his serv
ices, and thank him for the Information
and instruction wo received while attend.
ing hla addresses;
"That we commend him to any com
munity desiring the services of such a
worker, and hereby invite him to again
visit our city when It may be possible
for him to do so."
Medford Poultry Show Prizes.
MEDFORD, Or., Jan. 2. The first an
nual exhibit of the Southern Oregon
Poultry Association opened at Medford
today with over 200 fowls and hares.
Judge W. W. Browning, of Ogden, Utah,
xsored the stock in the afternoon, h,.
hibltors receiving the greatest number
of first prizes were: Wheeler brothers,
of Pleasant Hill, on Brown Leghorns and
B, S. Hamburgs, andMDrlo Cahon, of Gosh
en, pn Barred Plymouth Rocks; Ada Mills
of Medford, on pen Brown Leghorns; A.
H. Chesstnoro, of Medford, on White Leg
horns; George E. Weber, of Medford, on
White Plymouth Rock3 and Toulouse
geese; B. Leo Paget, on Pekln ducks.
The show continues until Saturday even
ing. Sale of Mining Grants Postponed.
SEATTLE, Jan. 2. Advices from Daw
son state that the proposed sale of alter
nate sections of hydraulic mining grants
has been indefinitely postponed by the
Wolves are reported to be becoming
very numerous on the trail to Dawson,
especially near Tulare.
Nearly all the claims In Dawson have
suspended operations for the Winter.
Four loads of mall were received in
Dawson December 17. It is estimated 45,
000 letters were distributed.
Saloon Forces Victorious.
WOODBURN, Or., Jan. 2. The saloon
and anti-saloon forces carried their fight
Into the courts today, and the former
came out victorious. The trial of John
Gqw, a saloon-keeper, for keeping and
using a nickel-In-the-slot machine in his
place of business resulted In a prompt
acquittal of the defendant The cases of
three other saloon-keepers on a like com
plaint come up for trial next week, un
less the cases- are dismissed by the Pros
ecuting Attorney. Conviction, in view of
the excited condition of the public mind,
Pleaded Guilty to Hold-Up.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Jan. 2. Patrick
White was given a hearing before a Jury
today on a charge of holding up Adolph
Webber on tho night of December 24, and
relieving him of his watch and about $3
In coin. After the evidence for the state
was all in, the attorneys for the defend
ant asked leave tq change the plea of
not guilty made at the beginning of the
trial to one of guilty, which was grant'
ed. White then pleaded guilty and "asked
.for the leniency of the court.
Notes of Astoria.
ASTORIA. Jan. 2. The -city schools re
opened today, after the regular holiday
The Barkeepers' Alliance, recently or
ganized here, has received Its charter
from the American Federation of Labor.
This Is the first Barkeepers' Alliance to
bb formed in the State of Oregon.
ITtve Men Held for Burglary.
VANCOUVER, B. C., Jan. 2. Five men,
connected with two burglaries last night
in Vancouver, were today committed for
trial by Magistrate Corbould, of New
Westminster. They were captured with a
largo quantify of stolen goods, chieny
liquors afld cigars. In their possession.
Miner Killed by Explosion.
VANCOUVER, B. C.. Jan. 2. By an ex
plosion in the powder-thawing house of
the Sunset mine, at Windermere, B. C,
A. Morrison, a miner engaged in thaw
ing powder, was blown to atoms.
Received at Asylum.
SALEM, Jan. 2. A. H. Houlton. aged
5 a resident of Prosper, Or., was today
received jat the Asylum on a commitment
from Coos County.
THE FINANCES OF OREGON
SEMIANNUAL STATEMENT OF THE
Cash on Hand Is Nearly 1,700,000
Moneys Credited to the
SALEM, On, Jan, & State Treasurer
Moore today sent to the" Secretary of State
his semiannual report of tho condition of
the various funds in the treasury. This
statement, together with the correspond
ing figures for the same period in IS99, is
, '.: .......
Balance on hand July , as per semiannual report H,080,94i'oi
Received slnte July I and creditetd to the various funds as follows:
General fund - , ? 245.145 43
Common school fund, principal , ...... ... 3SQ.043 72
Common schoou fund, interest ., , ,. 113.54 sz
Agricultural College fund, principal ,, ,,,.. 18,205 21
Agricultural College, fund, interest
university iuna, principal , w
University fund, interest .,.
Swamp land fund .,, ,.,.,.,.,.,...,
Tide land fund .......
University tax jund , ......
Oregon Soldiers' Home. National fund . . ,..'..,. .,,,
State Board -of Examiners' Fund ...,. , .
State scalp bounty fund ,, .,
Hatchery fund, District No. l..v. ..,... .,
Hatchery fund, District No. 2, ..,... ,,.u,..r
Hatchery fund, District No. 3 ..,..,..
Hatcbery-fund, District No. 4.,..,,,,,, f. ,,.,,.,,
Hatchery fund, District No. 0
Military fund S&fi&-&
Thurston monument fund, :rie.cst ...,.,.,,.,....,. ...,,,,.., ,f.,.,..,
Roceipts far the year , , , .,,., 735,279 0$
Total jeecipts , ,;5lts?(223 03
Disbursed since Ju-:y 1, and ohatged to the various tunfci aa follows-
General fund ,.,' ,,, , , ,,...-,." ,-. jLgMlJg
Common school fund principal jOIOtSS
Common .school fund, interest ,, , 235,, SO 49
Agricultural College fund, principal , ,...., .-t.900 00.
Agricultural Collese fund, interest , 7-.G974.
University fund, principal tv 1,
University fund, Interest i",V 8,2 ??
Five per cent United States land sale fund
oreeon oiaiers" Home, .national muu.
State Board. of Examiners fund.
Hatchery fund. District No. 3
Hatchery fund. District No. 3
Hatchery fund. District No. 4,,...
Hatchery fund. District No. 9
Oregon stove foundry .,,,,,.......
Military fund .....,,.......
State scalp bounty fund
University tax fund
Balance on hand January 1...,
Debt to State Wgutdated.
The Loewenberg-Golng Company today
paid Into-the State Treasury $13,250 in set
tlement of its note given at the time of
a compromise of the state's claim waa
made about two years ago. This settles
all he claims of the state against the
State Taxes Settled.
Linn County has paid to the Stat
Treasurer $24,652 34, which settles Its state
taxes in full to date.
Tillamook today paid its 1S98 state taxes
In full, and made a payment of J2651 63 on
her 1899 tax.es.
BRIDGE MATERIAL FOR ALASKA.
Proposed to Connect Arroy Post at
Srranport "With Valdes.
SEATTLE, Jan. 2.-.MaJor Ruhlen, in
charge of the Army Quartermaster's
office in this city, today received from
Captain Abercromble, commanding the
United States military forces in the Cop
per River Valley, an order for 30,000 feet
of bridge planking, and 1000 feet of quar-ter-Inch
steel cable, and other bridge
hardware to be shipped to Port Valdes at
once. The material is to be used by Cap
tain Abercromble in bulldng a suspension
bridge across Lowo River, between the
town of Valdes and the army post, at
Swanport. The river Is a small stream
and shallow but, owing to quicksands, it
cannot be safely forded, nor can a bridge
of ordinary character be built over It,
The lumber Is now on board the steamer
Bertha, which will sail for Copper Rlve
tomorrow evening. The cable and some
of the bridge hardware will have to bo
made to order. Major Ruhlen "Will adver
tise for bids tomorrow, "and hopes to have
it ready to ship on the next steamer.
NEARLY FROZEN TO DEATH.
Man in Drunken Condition Slept Out
In Cold for Quite a Time,
EXPRESS, Or., Jan. 2. A man by the
name of Tudor started from this place
yesterday evening for the Big Kldd
mines, about 12 miles oast of this place.
A party leaIng for the same place this
morning found him about hair way be
tween here and the mines In a frozen
condition. He was brought to this place
and later removed to Huntington, where
he could receive medical aid.
As far as could be ascertained, the
man had been drinking quite heavily be
fore leaving here. On reaching a cabin
near the True Blue mines he stopped for
the night and built up a fire on the
floor of the building. He then dropped
off to sleep. Ho awoke in time to escape
before the burning structure collapsed,
although he suffered several burns. He
crawled a short distance away )xnd fell
to sleep again. As the weather was bit
ter cold, it is a miracle that he was
pot froaen to death.
Quotations of Mining Stocks.
SPOKANE, Jan. 2 The closing quotations
for raining stocks today yttn:
Butte & Bos.. 1
Reservation .. 3
kou. uiant .. -j.
D. T. con.... J.
Gold Lease... 1
Tom Thumb.. .11".
I. X, L. 18
Iron Ma.sK ...34
I P. Surp... 0
Amer. Boy ... '
Conjecture ... 3
Prln. Maud,, 1
Bitter Koot... ov
Ramb. Car. ...23
BAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 2. The oUlclal clos
ing .quotations for mining stocks today were:
Alta $0 03
Aloha Con 3
Justice $0 02
Occidental Con ... 2
Best & Belcher... J.i
Bullion , S
Seg-. Belcher 1
Challenge Con ... 15
Sierra Nevada ... 24
Confidence , SO
Silver Hill 4S
Standard 3 60
Union Con -28
Con. Cal. & Va... 1 7f.
Crown Point .... 10
Gould & Curry...- 30
Utah con ft
Tellow Jacket .... 1ft
Hale & Norcross. 20
NEW TORK. Jan. 3. Mining stocks today
closed as follows;
Adams Con $0 20
Breece .... 2 00
Brunswick Con .. 20
Comstock Tunnel. 4
Little Chief $0 16
Ontario .......... & 75
Phoenlr .. 10
Sierra Nevada ... 20
Small Hopes ..... 60
Standard .......... S 75
Humboldt S 50 00
Osceola 83 CO
Parrott 50 50
Qulncy 173 00
Santa Fe 7?p... 7 00
Tamarack 336 00
Utah Mining ... 33 50
Winona ....,.., 3 50
Wolverines ..,.. 42 K)
Con Cal. & Va... 1 60
Deadwood Terra.. 55
Horn 811ver 1 10
Iron Silver 04
Leadville Con.... 5
Advnture $ 10 50
Alloues M. Co.. 3 12
Amal. Copper.. 03 50
AtlanUo , 28 50
Boston &. Mont, 324 00
Butte r Boston 80 00
Cal. &' Heals... 630 00
Centennial .... 34 w
Franklin IT 00
Marlon County Circuit Court Matters.
SALEM, Or., Jan. 2.-Coolidgo & Mc
Clane, of Silverton, today began an at
tachment suit against Allen BImpson to
recover various sums, aggregating nearly
$3500, and alleged to be due on promissory
notes. One of the notes was given to
William Simpson, a brother of Allen, and
by him assigned to the firm, but most of
them were given to the arm directly. The
last note was given for 51920. December
28, 1900, the same day Mrs. Margaret
Simpson brought suit tor a divorce from
Alien Simpson. In the divorce suit Mrs.
lmp3on asked for alimony, and it Is sup
posed that this precipitated the attach
ment sujt Sheriff Durbla levied the at
tachment on Mr, Simpson's farm. Three
divorce suits between the Simpsons have
been filed within the last year, two re
sulting adversely, and tne third yet to
The suit brought by iha Pacific
States Telephone & Telegraph Company
against the City of Salem to enjoin the
collection of the 5-cent telephone tax, was
argued today and taken under advisement
bv Judge noise,
For Farmer' Short Course,
CORVALLIS, Jan. 2,At the Agricul
tural College, arrangements are tfndei
I way for the farmers' short 'course, whion
begins Tuesday end- ends in February,
As is well known, the course embodies
lectures by college specialists on subjects
1 184.J24 3$
f..,...l..,r.i.i.:,,... S.263 CO
14 750 00
, .,., ? 921,59 9 S 993,43214
,. ? 914,623 40 ' ? 741,316 43
of practical Interest on the farm, as well
as a large amount -of work eaoh day in
the college laboratories, dairy and other
departments. The Southern Paclfio Rait,
road has announced a one-fare rate to
those whpi attend the short course, pro
vided the number be 25 or more.
Notes of Independence.
INDEPENDENCE. Jan. 2.-The public
schools opened this morning, after a holi
day vacation of 10 days.
The formation of a rod and gun club
here is now only a matter of a few days.
It is the intention of the organization to
assist In the enforcement of the game
la'ws. which have heretofore been openly
The Polk County Land Company has
elected officers for 1901 as follows: Di
rectors H. Hlrschberg. J. Dornslfe, D.
W. Sears; president, J, Dornslfe; secre
tary, D. W. Sears; treasurer, H, Hlrsch
berg, Dalas Bonds Sold. s
DALLAS, Or,, Jan. 1. At a meeting of
the City Council recently, the bid of H.
L. Fenton for $2500 in city bonds was ac
cepted. The bonds will draw 5 per cent
interest, payable semi-annually. The
funds thus raised are to be used to refund
an indebtedness of $2500, which drew in
trest at 7 per cent per annum.
Soldiers for Philippines.
VANCOUVER BARRACKS, Wash.,
Jan 2. The War Department has au
thorized enlistments for service in new
regiments to be sent to the- Philippine
Islands.. Recruits will be sent to the Pre
sidio at San Francisco for assignment to
The Pioneer Woollen Mills, at Dallas,
will resume work In January.
The main lodge of the Buffalo mine, near
Granite, has been struck. The property
is owned by Portland people.
It Is reported that the North Pole mine,
in Sumpter district, will shut down this
week for the purpose of making general
Weeks & Orr report to the Medford Mall
having harvested 6000 boxes of apples
from a 10-acre orchard, which they sold
for $1 per box.
It is reported Irom Table Rock. Jack
son County, that the water In a well on
the Benton Vincent place has become so
tainted with the coal and oil that It has
had to be abandoned, and that Mr. Vin
cent has decided to bore at least 500 feet
County Surveyor J. S. Mllllkln, of Mal
heur, has .examined the rock quarry of
Rutherford and Burrows, near Arcadia,
and while he cannot pass a definite opin
ion he considers the prospects Very fa
vorable for opening up a good stone
quarry near Ontario, ,
Preparations have been made for start
ing up the Walters saw mill at Elmira,
About 1.000,000 feet of logs are ready to
bo driven to the mill. It required six
weeks' work by a large force of men to
clean the Long Tom channel of the ac
cumulation of soggy and decaying saw
logs which have clogged the river since
the mill closed down several years ago.
COMING NORTHWEST EVENTS
Meeting of Northwest Fruitgrowers' As
sociation, Portland, February 5.
Meeting of State Dairy Association,
Hlllsboro, January 2-4.
Medford poultry show, January 2-5.
Oregon Legislature meets January 14
Medford city .election, January 10,
A. O. U. W. Library Carnival, Portland,
Meeting of Polk County Mohair Asso
ciation, Dallas, January 6.
Forest Grove city election January 14.
Annual meeting of Oregon Hopgrowers'
Association, Woodburn, January 3.
District convention Knights of Pythias,
The Dalles, January 19.
Huntington city election February 5.
Convention of Umatilla Knights of Py
thias, Pendleton, January 5,
Organization of Burns Club. Fossil, Jan.
Oregon poultry show, Portland, January
Meeting of Clark 'County Fruitgrowers'
Association, Vancouver, January 5.
Seatte poultry show, January 28-M.
Tacoma poultry show, January 1-5.
Washington legislature meets Janu
Spokane poultry show, January MX
Walla Walla, poultry and pet stock
show. February 5-P.
Native Sons of Washington grand camp,
Port Townsend, January 8.
Whitman County poultry and pet stock
show, Pullman, January 24-27.
State Xa,bor Congress, Olympla, Janu
Convention of Socialists of Washington,
Colfax, January 6.
Meeting of promoters of Northwest
Baseball League, Tacoma, Saiiuary 10,
Meeting of Idaho woolgrowers, Boise,
Lewiston poultry show, February 7-8.
TO PUNISH KIDNAPERS
OREGON TO BB ASKED TO MAKE
PENALTY LIFE IMPRISOXMEST.
Representative Thompson "Will In
troduce Bill at Coming Leeis- '
PENDLETON. Or., Jan. 2. Asa B.
Thompson, pf Echo, Joint Representative
from Umatilla and Morrow Counties,
spent New Year's day Jn Pendleton, and
when interviewed regarding new laws
which he will father in tJhe coming Legis
lature, or measure he especially favors
"I am heartily in layer of s primary
election law, orovlded it is one that will
fill the bill. That Is, jno that will gv
the rank and file of tha different parties
the opportunity of expressing at the pri
maries their preferences as to whom they
wish to nil the offices, and one that will
do away with 'basslsaV and 'machine
role" In its worst form. By ring rule and
bossism I do not mean that there shall
be no organisation or looking ahead as to
possible results. I mean packing of cau
cuses and bribery of voters, which has
made it impossible for the best voters of
both parties to give expression to their
"In regard to holding a caucus of the
Republican members of the Legislature to
select a successor to Hon. O. W. Mc
Brlde, I wish to express myself emphat
ically. There should he a caucus held.
As the Republican members of the Legis
lature are In the majority, they should
waste but little time over the selection
of a United States Senator, and get right
down to business. Tho caucus should de
cide as to which' of the several candidates
is the choico of the Prty, and he should
bo elected without ado. There is too
mucin attention paid to the election of a
United States Senator, anyway. Itties
up legislation too much. I am In favor
of the election of United states Senators
by direct vote pf the people, then the
fight would not be carried into the Leg
islature to obstruct the attention of tftiatd
uuuy irom important matters wmen are
uuiuwiviiMiy cuming ucioro u tor action.
"I am not ready at this time to make
a statement as to whom I will support for
United States Senator. I was elected
free and open, without making any
pledges whatever, and will support the
man whom I consider the ablest when
I get there. That is, up to the tima of
holding the caucus. After the caucus has
named the candidate he will recelvo. my
"I have framed o bill and will Introduce
It to correct an apparent oversight of the
legislature In passing a bill in 1390. Up
to that time, all regular graduates of state
normal schools were entitled to receive
state life diplomas on presentation of
their state normal school diplomas to the
State Board of Education, and giving sat-
lsractory- proof of having taught not less
than five years in this state. By an act
of tihe Legislature of 1899, amending for
mer acts and specifying the qualifications
necessary f jr obtaining life diplomas, a
provision was inserted which was thought
sufficient to protect normal school grad
uates In this respect: but a strict con
struction of the act by the Attorney-General
of tha state holds the act to. be in
sufficient, and normal school graduates
have been unable to secure the life di
ploma guaranteed to them by the laws
in force In 1899. My measure Is intended
to cover thJs defect. It has received the
approval of a great many educators with
whom I have talked.
"I am In favor of continuing the coyote
scalp bounty law as it is at present, as I
believe it is doing, a ffreat deal of -good,
especially for Eastern Oregon.
"Another bill which I propose to intro
duce and will endeavor to have become a
law is one prescribing a penalty of Im
prisonment for life for any person con
victed of kidnaping, with the object of
obtaining a ransom for the person kid
naped, "I am In favor of having the Legisla
ture appropriate money to assist in sink
ing artesian, wells in different places Jn
the arid regions of Oregon as a test to
see what land could be reclaimed there
VIEWS OF REPRESENTATIVE EDDX.
Tax System Not What It Should Be
Favors McBride for Senators
TILLAMOOK, Jan. 2. B. L. Eddy, Rep
resentative from Tillamook Coifnty, Is of
the opinion that Oregon is Jn need of a
primary election law. This Is" one of
the measures which will receive his sup
port at the coming session of the State
Legislature. He also favors legislation
which will provide a reasonable and ef
fective system for the assessment, levy
and collection of taxes. Speaking of this
matter, he said:
"This srubject ought not to be taken upby
piece-meal, however, and It has occurred
to me that perhaps a competent commis
sion ought to be appointed to go over this
subject thoroughly and present a well-digested
act at a later session. As an exam
ple of the crudity of our taxation laws, one
has only to 'cite tho fact that there. Is
uoubt whether the tax levied upon real
property becomes a lien prior to sale for
Mr. Eddy further remarked:
"Tillamook County is especially inter
ested In preventing the destruction of the
salmon-fishing industry- It seema that
all past legislation has accomplished lit
tle, and if some effectual means of pres
ervation Is not found and enforced, a
great industry will be In danger of de
struction. This subject, however, requides
the careful consideration of experts,
whose Judgment the average legislator
mu3t necessarily follow. t
"As to legislation in general, It seems
to me that wo are constantly In danger
of too much of it. I think those who go
to Salem determined to kill off some of
the laws proposed may 'do as much good
-as those with pet bills.
"As to the United States Senatorshlp,
I shall vote for Mr. McBrldo, I under
stand that the choice now Ue3 between
Mr. McBride and Mr. Corbett, dnd In
deciding what my own course shall be, I
have not overlooked tho high character
and great ability of Mr. Corbett, whom I
greatly respect. I am satisfied, however,
that Mr. McBride Is a capable and con
scientious Senator, sound on all great
questions, and that as no man can do
justice to himself or his state in one
term, he ought to be re-elected. I have
heretofore refrained largely from the dis
ousslon of this question, as I wished to
have the benefit of careful consideration
before committing myself. I have been
wholly untrammeled by pledges or obliga
.tlons. For my part, I hope and trust we
can elect a Senator and still preservo our
self-respect and avoid any lasting- bit
terness," DISAPPEARED IN AXASKA.
No Trace of Man Who Left Daw on
for Skayrrny Rioh Copper Find.
VANCOUVER, B. C, Jan. 2. Tho
steamer Victorian arrived this morning
from Skagway with 40 passengers, most
ly from Dawson. They had left as late as
December 16. making quick time over the
Ice. A. Ft Lander, of Seattle, was th
latest passenger, and he came out on a
bicycle. Mrs. Bettlnger. wife df Dr Bet
tlnger, who left Dawson, December 9, foi
Skagway and completely disappeared,
also came out by th Victorian.
Pr. Bettlnger started from Dawson, De
cember 8, to walk up the river to White
Horse, Mrs. Bettlnger having preceded
Mm by sleigh twodays. Parties who left
several days after Bettlnger report that
they did not see him, and this fact was
telegraphed to Dawson and searching par
ties sent out Upon her arrival at Ska.v
way, a few days ago, 'Mrs. Bettlnger re-
I celved a telegram from Dawson that notb-J
ng had been seen of her husband. The
same reports came from way stations
where he should have shown up. A few
days after Bettlnger left Dawson, the
thermometer registered 70- degrees below
zero, and It is thought that he wandered
from the trail and was frozen to death.
Mrs. Bettlnger arrived on the Victorian
on her way to Tacoma, where she has a
brother, Charles Peterson.
The Victorian reports that the Dlrigo,
while running at full speed, struck an
Iceberg In the Gastineau channel, near
Juneau, seriously damaging her forefoot. sPnse " J.ne oregonian's inquiry, prom
The accident occurred on the morning ot l3e Slve their support to primary re
December 21. The ship will have to be ( form. They are Frank A. Heitkemper,
put on the beach to be repaired. of Multnomah County, and A. W. Vln
The steamer Topeka was still on the centf of Washington County. Their re
rocks, December 30. but an effort was to , subiolned
be made on that day to float her. The I pues "WaMd.
mEeJ M'Kl W" "tand,n by i0r tbat PORTLAND, Jan. L-fTo tho Editor.)-
Among the Victorian's passengers were
several from Copper River. They report
a rich copper And neat Valdes. In some
places, according to thejr statement, the
deposit Is pure copper. Pieces weighing
several hundred pounds have' been taken
out. It Ib believed that this is the place
Where the Indians, during the Russian
regime, obtained copper from which they
made cooking utensils, arrow points,
bracelets, etc. relics of which are now
found among all Alaska tribes.
COYOTE SCALP BOUNTY LAW
Eastern Oregon Papers Decry Tnllc
of It Repeal and Point Out Merits.
ma coyote scalp bounty law is occupy-
ing the attention of our exchanges at
present as lan effort will we understand,
wa iuD , o,,4 ,Cj, BuCi w
have the law repealed. In a recent num
ber we printed a lengthy article on this
law, from which we take the following
"The act of the Legislature in creating
the scalp bounty fund two years ag was
hailed with delight by the farmers and
Stockmen alike In Eastern Oregon. Since
the passage of the bill creating this fund
about 2000 coyotes haye been exterminated
in this county, and the number Of scalps
presented each month is rapidly decreas
ing. To repeal the act and discontinue
the bounty at this time wpuid simply
mean a loss of the money expended in
this direction as the hunting and trap
ping, as a hu3lnesa, would cease and tho
coyotes sopn become as numerous as
The Arlington Record advocates tho
continuance of the law in tho following
"Hhia law passed by tne last Legisla
ture is particularly beneficial to Eastern
Oregon, and It seems that because Port
land has no wild animals to prey on its
products, it is opposed to paying Muitno
mah!s proportion of the tax. This is
Just like Portland. They waAt tho world
and all adjoining territory, and want a
big fence around it, and call it all Port
land, and everybody in the enclosure to
pay tribute to them. They don't seem
to realize that Easte.ro Oregon exists for
any other purpose han to enrich their
coffers. The 10.000,000 bushels of wheat,
the large quantities of oBher grain, the
vast quantities of wool, mutton, sheep,
horses, cattle and fruit, besides the fowl.
eg3 and butter are all counted as nought:
ard yet, if Portland was deprived of this
immense business, and the millions of dol
lars' worth of goods that are bought and
shipped to this country were bought
some other place, Portland would soon
dwindle to the village Chat she shows the
capacity of being. If Portland ia everi
a great cltv. it will be Because of loca
tion, and not because Q( the business
qualifications or enterprise of her citi
zens." In a halt-column article the Bhaniko
Loader expresses- its opinion and urges
that the law should stand: "We waaat it
up here, and our wishes in the" matter
should have some consideration. In the
coyote bounty law, tha whole state
is Interested, either directly or in
directly. It is true that in the Wil
lamette Valley the coyotea are almost
extinct, while In Eastern Oregon, where
settlements- are newer, the animal nour
ishes, and the law passed by the last. Leg
islature waa intended to help rid this
portion of Oregon of the peat in quicker
time than otherwise could be done. The
law in this respect is a good one, and
should be strictly enforced. The major
portfon of Eastern Oregon is peculiarly
adapted to the sheep industry, and noth
ing else; and if this Industry was wiped
out entirely the entire state would suffer.
Every additional pound f wool grown
on stheep raised adds extra wealth, not
only to tho raiser, but to all. Every
sheep that is killed by a coyote is that
.much loss to the state."
Almost 60,000 scalps of 'wild anlmale
have been presented to tne county courts
of Oregon, for which scalp bounty war
rants amounting to $100,000 have been
Issued. Fully 47,000 of these scalps were
taken from coyotes. Gilliam County, in
1SS9, contained, according to the assess
ment roll, 74,375 sheep; 65S coyote scalps
were presented for the- same period. This
year the stock Inspector reports tho num
ber of sheep at 112,893. Coyotes in most
parts of this county are more numerous
this year than ever, apd It 13 the earnest
desire of every individual that the law
should stand. The depredations of these
This is the oldest Private Medical
Dispensary in the city of Portland,
the first Medical Dispensary ever
started in the city. Dr. Kessler, the
old. reliable specialist has been man
ager of this institution for 20 years,
durirfg which time rnousands of cases
have been cured, ana no person was
ever refused treatment. The t.
Louis Dispensary has thousands of
dollars in money and property, and
able financially to make its word
Since Dr. Kessler started the St.
Louis Dispensary, over 20 years ago,
hundreds of traveling doctors havo
come to Portland, advertised their
sure-cure ability In the papers, got
what money they could from conlid
ing patients, then left town. Dr.
Kessler is the only advertising spe
cialist who can give reference to all
clfisses. You may ask bankers, mer
chants, and all Kinds of business
men. They will tell you that Dr.
Kessler Is O. K. Lots of people com
ir.tr fmm tin oonntrv denoslt their
money with him. No other -special- J, Henri Kessler, 51. D., Manacer,
1st on the Coast can giye such refer
ence as thla old doctor,
Many doctors in couatry towns send patients to Dr. Kessler, because
they know he is prepared to treat all kinds of private and chronic diseases.
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make you perfectly strong and nealthy. You will be amazed at his success
in curing Spermatorrhea, Seminal Losses, Nightly Emissions, and other of-
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Patients treated in any part of the country by his home system. Write
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Hundreds treated at home who are unable to come to the city.
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animals' are a source of 'loss to hefranch
er'aswiris the'stockman, and their' ex
termination would be hailed with satisfac
tion by every one.
. FAVOH PRIMARY HEFGRM.
Two Representatives Who Will Sup
Two more State Representatives, In re-
AnnWArlnir vrmr Innnirv .f wAnt 1nA
Derore tne olectlon of last June, myself.
with others, signed a platform, and one
of the articles set forth therein was a
pledge to support an honest primary law
in case we were elected. I stand by that
platform. The right of thepeopIe is to
goverri themselves, and I believe they can
come nearer doing it by direct primary
nominations than under the present sys
tem. Ai the Australian election law now
in use in our state is & great Jmprova
ment oVer the old law, then surely an
improved method of making tho nomina
tions could serve the people better.
FRANK A. HEITKEMPER,
Representative From Multnomah County.
TUAHTIN, Or., Jan I.-(To the Edi-
. ,Kf t- , , 5iI i
Lr: - V " " ZZL Vk.w
r led t vote f d,; t rf
mary nommatlongf ana opp0S8 Jny
scheme of pretended reform. Yourr,
A; W. VINCENTS
Burdened With Something;
Jesse Gove was recently examining &
witness In the course of the trial o one
at his- Bennlngon-street cases.
"You had goods destroyed by tho flood
"Tou bSught those, goods of Mr. Blankt"
"Did Mr, Blank so to Ireland last
"No, sir. Ho ia a poor man."
Here Sam Child interrupted tho exam
ination by remarking that he probably
hoped to go to Ireland next Summer.
"Well," said Jesse, ''that depends."
After the storm had subsided Jesse
turned to the witness and aked him
What Mr. Blank did last SummerT
"He burled his wife, sir."
"I knew." said Jesse, "that 1 had some
thing on my mind."
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When Prof. Munyon ? his RHEUMATISM
CURB will cure rheumatlim there Jin't any
guest-work about it there Isn't any fsli state
ment about it It limply ovres. It do Just
exactly what he aays It will do. It cures mors
Quickly than people expect. It cures without
leaving any 111 effects. It is a splendid stom
ach and nerve tonic, a well aa a positive cure
All the Munyoa Remedies are Just as reliable.
A&y drug-gist S3o vial. The Qulde to- Health
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