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THE MQRNINO REGOIAT, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 190L
MJT6HELL THE MAN
Any Other Support of Mc
Bride Forces Not Genuine,
ARE WORKING UNIQUE SCHEME
Proposed That Democrats Who Vote
for Mitchell in Majority Caucus Be
Free to So So In Convention
Corbctt Men Sure of Success.
SALEM, Or., Feb. 1L The Senatorial
fight has again settled down into the
same featureless routine that has marked
Its course during the past three weeks,
with the name of Judge Williams substi
tuted for Senator McBride's. The for
mer, it Is expected, will be voted for again
tomorrow, unless some midnight confer
ence of the McBride-Mitchell circle de
cides otherwise, and perhaps for a little
longer. The McBride people say they are
.going to stay with Judge Williams until
they have abundantly established to the
satisfaction of the state that they are
Trilling to elect a man of high character
and acknowledged ability, who should be
acceptable to all factions. That there are
men who are now voting for Judge Will
lams who would be quite as much disap
pointed by his election as by Mr. Cor
bett's, there is no question whatever. The
man wanted is John H. Mitchell. The ef
fort of that gentleman to capture the
Democrats has been renewed with as
much vigor as ever, but along different
lines. It Is proposed that 14 Democrats
shall assemble in caucus and cast a secret
ballot for the Senatorship. The 14 being
a majority of the Democratic member
ship, will be presumed to speak for the
Democratic party. It has been found that
14 can't be lined up to vote for Mitchell
straight, or to agree to support any can
didate whom a majority of that number
may decide on. But it is proposed that
so many of the 14 as cast their votes for
Mitchell in caucus shall be free to vote
lor Mitchell In open convention. This Is
rather a unique scheme, but It is exactly
the lines on which Mr. Mitchell is work
ing. Half a loaf Is better than none.
A number of "the Democrats friendly to
Mr. Mitchell had a caucus this afternoon.
So far as can be ascertained, they reached
no conclusion, but they talked over the
latest Mitchell plan. There will be a full
Democratic caucus tomorrow night, and
then a report from the committee ap
pointed to confer with the minority Re
publicans will'be called forv The commit
tee has as yet done nothing. Senator
Sweek will also present the letter written
by ex-Governor Pennoyer, urging the
Democrats to support Judge Williams.
The confidence of the Corbett following
3s something remarkable. They feel that
the developments of the past few days
have been highly favorable to them, and
they are satisfied that success is within
DR. A. C. SMITH FOR HERMANN.
He AVI 11 Not Be Delivered Nolens
Volens by 3IcBrIde People.
SALEM, Or., Feb. 1L The late McBride
following today voted again for George H.
Williams; but it was not able to deliver
all the strength accounted to him last
Saturday. Senator Smith (A. C), of Mult
nomah, refused to be delivered, and joined
the Binger Hermann forces. It is under
stood that Dr. Smith does not conceive it
to be his duty to place his Independence
and his ballot in the hands of the minor
ity leadership, to be disposed of just as
The calling of the joint roll was enliv
ened today by a speech by Schumann
(Dem.) of Multnomah. When his name
was called he arose and, in his resonant
voice, rich with German flavor, said:
"Mr. President: I have been voting 17
times for one man for United States Sen
ator: but the time Iras arrived when we
should unite in the election of a Senator.
Therefore, I wish to be recorded as voting
for Hon. William Smith, of Baker, Har
ney and Malheur."
Schumann's sally was greeted with a
great deal of laughter. When Dr. Smith's
name was called he responded with "Her
mann," but made no explanations. The
result of today's voting was:
For H. W. Corbett, 30 votes.
Howe Thompson, Mult
Johnson Thomson, Umatilla
Keen Mr Speaker
For George H. Williams, 23 votes.
Harris Smith, Marlon
Hunt Smith, Lincoln
Kuykendall Mr. President
For William Smith (Baker), 25 votes.
Heikemper Smith, H A, Mult
For Binger Hermann, 6 votes.
Dlmmlck Smith, A C, Mult
Not voting, 1 vote.
Smith of Baker
Absent or paired, 5 votes Proebstel
(Corbett) with McGreer (Hermann); Weh
rung, Hemenway, McQueene.
When asked today as to his reasons for
voting for Mr. Hermann, Dr. Smith said:
"I consider him the most likely com
promise candidate. He Is vigorous, active
and a very valuable man. I have ex?
pressed my preference for him on what I
consider to be his merits."
Four of Tvrenty-seVen Bills Passed
Do Not Contain It.
SALEM, Feb. 11. It has become the cus
tom to attach an emergency clause to al
most every bill that is Introduced in the
Legislature. Of the 27 bills that have be
come laws, ajl but four went Into effect
Immediately. The four that were thought
not to be urgently needed were Senate
bill S3, to submit to the people: the Initia
tive and referendum, amendment; Senate
bill S, to empower the "State "Fair Board to
license liquor selling on the fair grounds ;
Senate bill 93, to lower the compensation
of the County Judge of Clackamas Coun
ty, and House bill 3, to authorize the
building of a bridge across the Willamette
at Albany. Nearly all the charter bills
carry emergency clauses, as do all bills
for raising the salaries of public officials.
WEST DOWN TO DEFEAT.
Bill for Licensing Stationary Engi
neers and Firemen.
SALEM, Feb. 1L Senate bill 136. by
CmttW n T3lai fiA -r vk-t-ts-tnnm-
In Booth of Lane. This Is the bill to re-
quire stationary engineers and firemen to
procure licenses, an'd It went down to a
disastrous defeat. Booth read a large
number of letters ffbm engineers, mill
men and miners, the general trend of
which was that If this bill should pass,
many competent engineers would be
thrown out of employment because they
have not sufficient book learning to an
swer the questions propounded.
Inman also opposed the bill, saying that
he felt certain that it would do more
harm than good. Inman received a round
of applause from the gallery by saying
that while be would give way to Smith
of Baker on questions of law, he thought
bis own experience in matters of this
kind is superior to that of Smith, and he
felt convinced that the latter would think
differently If he were a man of experience
In milling or engineering.
MATRON AT PENITENTIARY.
Bill for Appointment Reported Fa
vorably In Senate,
SALEM, Feb. 1L The committee on pe
nal Institutions has reported favorably
on Senate bill 163, authorizing the super
intendent of the penitentiary to appoint
a matron. The bill provides as follows:
"Whenever, in the judgment of the Su
perintendent of the Oregon State Peniten
tiary, It becomes necessary pr expedient
In the government and control of said
institution, to have a lady assistant, he
is hereby authorized and empowered, un
der the provisions of this act, to appoint
a lady, having, in his judgment, the nec
essary qualifications, and who shall here
after be known as matron, and who shall
at all times be subject to the orders of
said Superintendent, in the same manner
as other employes of said institution, and
who 6hall be entitled to a salary out of
the funds set apart by the State of Ore
gon for the maintenance of said institu
tion, not to exceed the sum of $40 per
The biennial report of the Superintend
ent of the penitentiary states that "three
female prisoners are the most we have
had at any one time. A part of the time
there was none. There is one at the pres
ent time "
As 540 per month Is a pretty fair salary
for attending upon one woman, or even
three, when confined in a penitentiary,
there will undoubtedly be a scramble for
this position should the bill become a law.
Probably, however, the appointment
would go to some member of the family
of one of the penitentiary officials. It Is
the custom to provide offices for the wives
of heads of state institutions
What a matron could do to earn $40 a
month in attending to the want of one
female prisoner, Is difficult to understand.
The Legislature ould probably be of the
opinion that the clause "whenever It be
comes necessary or expedient" would not
be applicable when only one female pris
oner Is. In custody. The Superintendent
could scarcely put this corstruction on the
law, however, for the last section of the
"Inasmuch as there is at the present
time no matron for said Institution, and
no legal authority for the appointment of
such, and as it is necessary and proper
for the care and custody of female pris
oners, sent to said institution by the
courts of this state, an emergency exists,
and this act shall be in force from and
after Its approval by the Governor."
The Superintendent would not bp ex
pected to question the judgment of the
Legislature, especially in a matter of this
kind, and he would, therefore, feel it hjs
duty to employ a matron at $40 per month
as long as there is one female in the
WOMAN SUFFRAGE DEFEATED.
House Refused to Again Consider the
SALEM. Feb. 11. Woman suffrage has
again been defeated. In the House this
morning Eddy, of Tillamook, arose and
stated that as a mater of courtesy to
some of the women of Oregon, I desire to
move a reconsideration of the vote by
which Senate Joint resolution 71, provid
ing for amendment to the constitution,
granting woman suffrage, was defeated."
Harris, of Lane, wishing to extend a sim
ilar courtesy to many women of the state,
seconded the motion of Eddy. The ques
tion was at once put. Members willing
to have the vote reconsidered, apparently
had the strongest lungs, and the Speak
er ruled In their favor, but, on division
being called, the effort to give the women
suffragists one more chance to win, was
defeated by a vote of 28 to 21.
It is Mrs. Duniway's purpose to have
another resolution Introduced, this time
In the House, It will be commencing the
work all over again, and badly handi
capped at that She has secured Judge
Whitney to champion her cause this time.
MANY CHARTER BILLS PASSED
House Devoted Evening Session jto
SALEM. Or., Feb. 11. The evening ses
sion of the House was devoted to charter
bills under special order. The following
billB of this character were passed:
Amending charters of Bay City, Con
don, Joseph, Ashland, Glendale, Coqullle,
Cottage Grove, Salem, Bppanza, Nehalem,
John Day, Newberg, Lone Rock, Vale,
Pendleton and "Vernonia,
The following charter bill? passed by
the Senate, were also passed this even
ing by the House:
Amending charters of Albany, Heppner,
Warrcnton, Grant's Pass, Falls City and
Eddy introduced a resolution furnish
ing the Oregon Historical Society and the
University of Oregon with 50 copies of
all publication made by the State of
Barrett, of Grant, presided oyer the
evening session. The session of the
House tomorrow morning will open at
Bill for Oregon's Representation at
Buffalo Ordered Drafted.
SALEM, Or., Feb. U. The joint commit
tee on ways and means has appointed a
subcommittee, composed of Senator Mays
and Representative Harris, with instruc
tions to draft a bill providing tor Oregon's
representation at the Pan-American Ex
position. The bill will provide an appro
priation of $30,000, the appointment of a
board of five commissioners to handle the
fund, authority to this board to pay the
necessary expenses Incurred by the com
missioners appointed by the Governor,
that the commissioners shall make month
ly reports, and that their last month's
bills shall not bo audited until their final
report with all vouchers, shall be filed.
Lnvr "Without Governor's Signature.
SALEM, Or., Feb. 1L Governor Geer
today filed the Barber Sunday Closing
Bill without his signature, thus couplet
Ins the proceedings necessary to make It
a law. As it bears an emergency clause,
it goes Into effect today and will make
bartering on next Sunday a crime.
Signed by Governor.
SALEM, Feb. 11. Governor Geer has
signed the bill reducing the Interest on
school fund loans to 6 per cent, and It is
now a law. All persons having loans may
secure the benefit of the new rate by pay
ing up all arrearages.
CHANGES IN PENDLETON CHARTER.
Object of a. Bill Introduced in the
PENDLETON, Or., Feb. 11. The char
ter of Pendleton Is to be amended by a bill
before the Legislature. One provision is
for the creation of a water commission
of five, to be elected at the biennial city
elections, and each to serve 10 years.
The plan Is copied partially from that In
vogue in Portland.
Another change will be a correction of
some inaccuracies in boundary which
crept into the charter, as adopted at the
1S99 session of the Legislature. By the
terms of the charter, as passed at that
time, a considerable portion of the city
1 was left outside the city limits, and the
I MNitHllnns - fMitnlnlnol fovoMrin nni wn.
1 Uco authority have been somewhat mixed.
EIGHT-HOUR BILL PASSf D
IDAHO HOUSE DECLARED FOR JT,
AND SENATE LIKELY WU,L.
Underground Worlc, Smelters 1and
Ore Redaction Works Affected
Salem Trip Meets Opposition.
BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 11. In the House
today, an eight-hour bill was passed unan
imously. The bill Is by Hage. of Blaine
County, and provides that eight hours
shall constitute a day in all underground
work, as well as in smelters and ore re
duction works. Senators say it will meet
with no serious opposition in that body,
and as the Governor is known -to be fa
vorable, it will doubtless become a iaw.
Other important bills passed include:
Allowing taking of testimony out of court;
appropriating 313,000 for the Albion Nor
mal School; compelling labor agencies to
RECORD OF THE OREGON LEGISLATURE.
Prsscd the House,
H. B. L Jby Barrett Amending mining law. Pep. -8.
H. B. Jll, by Mattoon Begulatlng sale pf .property or taxes. Jan. 51.
H. B. 16, by Col vis Fixing sessions .County Courts. Feb. 8.
.H. JB. IS, by Colvig fixing the time for holding coui$ in First Judicial Dis
trict. Jan. 24.
B. B. 20, by Kirk Validating certain marriages. Feb. C.
H. B. 22. by Stewart Establish tug libraries In school districts. Jen. 31.
H. B. .24. by Story Amending act -for reljef of indigent eoldlers, Jan. 31.
II. B. 20, by Poorman New military code. Feb. 9. s
H. B. CO. by Roberts To protect ahcep husbandry- Feb. 4.
H. B. 33. by Montague $1000 for Improvement of Sodavule Springe. Jan. 31.
II. B. CO, by Pearce Taxatalon personal property. .Feb. 8.
H. B. 43, by Grace Relative to law of descent. Feb. ,0.
H. B. 52, by Dressor Amending act relative to appeals. Jan. 30.
H. B. 09, by Grace Punishment for poisoning domestic animals Feb. 4.
H. B. 60, by Grace Fixing hazardous work and .day's labor. Jan. 33.
H. 3. CI, by .Schumann Relating to -cemeteries and monuments. Jan. 50.
H. B. 05, by Pearce Clerical aid for State Treasurer. Feb. J.
H. B. S4 To prevent blacklisting. Fb. 0.
H. B. 89, by Watson RelatU e to ountcr claims. Feb. 6.
H. J3- J00, by Heltkemper To protect union labels and trade marics. Jan. Hi.
H. B. 102, by Orton Jo prevent coercion and intimidation of -voters. Feb. 2.
'H. B. Ill, by Pooinan Reimbursing soldiers for clothing. Jan. SI.
H. B. 103. by Shipley To -amend code. Feb. .6.
H. B. 121 Relative to normal school diplomas. Feb. 7.
H. B. 120, by Thomson Umatilla) To prevent Icldnaplng. Feb. 7.
H. B. 144, by McCraken Protection copyrighted plays. Feb T.
H. B. 171. by Smith (Marlon) Appropriations for state. Feb. 1. "
H. B. 178, by Colvlg Relating to dlsharroent. Feb. 7. ' r
Incorporation bills for the following places: Burns, Whitney. Buttcvllle, Al
kali, Stayton, Prairie City, Granite, Lebanon, St. Paul, Toledo, Oakland, Tilla
mook City (H. B. 137), Tillamook City H. B. 20), Enterprise. -
Passed rjie Senate.
B. B. 2o. 1, by Ma8 Papular expression .of choice as to Senatorship. Jan. 25,
S. B. C, by Kelly Service of summons In foreclosure suits. Jan. 25.
S. B. 7, by Adams To regulate warehouses. Jan. 31.
S. 3. 10, by Sweek Multnomah County Juries. Feb. 7.
S. B. 11, by Daly New school code. Feb. 5.
S. B. 13, by Loaney taxation of personal property. Feb. 8.
S. B. 21, by Josephl Creating state and county boards of health. Jan. 29.
S. B. 23, by Smith (Multnomah) Compulsory education of deaf mute children.
S. B. 6, by Mulkey Taxes a lien on pergonal property. Feb. 8.
S. B. 38, by Inman Clerks and Recorder fees in Multnomah. Feb. 8.
S. B. 4.1", by Fulton Amending usury lavs. Feb. D.
S. B. 43. by Josephl Conveyance of insane to asylum by skilled nurses.
S. B- 44, by Stelwer Fixing terms Circuit Court, Seventh District. Feb. 5.
S. B. 49. by Stelwer Relative to shipment of sheep by express. Jan. 23.
5. B. CO, by Williamson To regulate peddlers' licenses. Feb. 0.
6. B. 55, by Smith (Multnomah) Regulating dentistry. Feb. 0.
S. B. 58, by Brownell For constitutional convention- Feb. 5.
S. B. 01, by Josephl To provide for tbe selection and sale of school lands.
S. B. C2, by Smith (Baker) Regulate meeting of State University Regents.
S. B. 6. by Inman Relative to Multnomah Circuit Courts. Jan. 30.
S. B. 06. by Daly For sale aw amp jan4s. Feb. 5. ,
5. B. 68, by Mulkey Amending Barbers' Commission law. Feb. S.
6. B. 70. by Sweek To amend .section 4732, code. Feb. 5.
S. B. 75, by Mays Requiring v estlbules on -street .cars. Jan. 5J.
S. 3. 77, by Marsters Requiring that sentence of death be executed at Pen
ltnctiary. Feb. C.
S. B. 83, by Morrow Relating to proof of writings. Feb. H.
S. B. 85, by Dlmmlck Relating to title of floating logs. Feb.
S. B. 80, by Daly To create State Bacteriologist. Feb. 6.
S. B. 8S. by Hunt To prevent stealing of electricity, as. etc. Feb. 8.
S. B. 97, by Wehrung To Increase state fair appropriation. Jan. 30.
S. B. 9S, by Sweek Salary Supreme Court Reporter. Fe,p. 7.
S. B. 103, by Kujkendall To authorlzo district and county high school.
S. B. 103 by Williamson To amend scalp bounty law- Feb. 6.
S. B. 115, .substttuter-To Rx fees County Clerks. Feb. C.
S. B. 123, by Kuykendall Amending medical law. Feb. 7.
S. B. 124, by Mulkej Uniform assessment roll. Fjeb. 8.
S. B. 120, b' Kuykendall To regulate auditing of claims against state. Feb. 9.
' S. B. 100, by Stelwer Fixing Wheeler County School Superintendent's sal
ary. Feb. 7.
S B. 39. by Marsters For expression at electors on constitutional conven
tion. Jan. 31.
S. B. 12, by Kuykendall Relative to state warrants. Feb. S,
S. B. MS, by Sweek Procedure in execution sales. Feb. 8. """
S. J. R. No. , by Bravnell For equal suffrage. Fob. 1.
Incorporation bills for the following places: Falls City, Corvallls, Sheridan,
Grant's Pass. Mitchell, Toncalla, Heppner, Warrentoa, Albany, Cornelius, Wasco,
Stayton, Hood Riycr, Vernonia, Graas Valley, Milton City.
Passed Both. Houses.
H. B. 2, by Barrett Relative to school libraries.
Incorporation bills Sheridan. Whitney.
H. B. 91, by Heltkemper To prohibit barbering on Sunday.
H. B. 203 Appropriation for legislative expenses, and deficiencies.
S. B. 12, by Mulkey Providing for sale of school lands.
S. B. 13, by Brownell Exemption earnings of Judgment debtors.
S. B. 17. by Marsters Fixing fees of wltneMeis In Douglas, Jackson and Jot
scphlne Counties In criminal actions. "
S. B. 96, by Porter Fixing salary of Judge of CJackamas County.
Signed by jUte Governor.
H. B. 3, by Whitney Amending Albany bridge Act.
H. B. i, by Nichols Appropriating $45,000- for Oregon Agricultural CoUea?.
H. B. 25, by Harris Appropriating 447600 to Oregon Sta'te University. "
H. B. ISO, by Roberts For payment of scalp bounty warrants.
H. B. 224, by Story Relative to Portland tax leyy.
H. B. 257, by Pearce Relinquishing ground to U. S. for postofllce at Salem.
S. B. 8. by Wehrung Relative to licenses on state fair grounds. A law "with
out Governor's signature.)
S. B. 19, by Brownell To pay expenses of Indian War Veterans to' Washington.
S. B. 89, by Brownell To subm nltlatlve and referendum.
5. B. 104, by Smith of Multnomah Removing incline at Cascade Locks.
6. B. 113, by Sweek To authorize Portland'to levy a special tax."
Ineoporatlonacts for the following places: Roseburg. Cpnypavfue, SJlyprton,
Elgin, Summervllle, Baker City, Antejope, Dallas, Sump.ter, Myrtle Point, Med
trlve $5000 bonds: prohibiting foreign insur
ance companies from do)ng business In j
the state, except through a regular resf
dent agent. On the floor, Speaker Mc
Klnlay, in reference to this bill, said p.
great deal pf insurance on mines and oth
er large enterprises Is written by Port
land and Spokane agents, who make oc
casional trips into Idaho for the purpose
of securing this business.
A bill was presented in the House appro
priating $5000 for the International mining
congress to be held here In July.
In the Senate the bill reducing the legal
rate of interest from 12 to ID pej: cent was
The bill prohibiting state and county of
ficers appointing relatives to positions
passed the Senate.
Both branches made the question of a
trip to Salem a special order for Thursday
afternoon. Strong opposition has sprung
up. The members personally favor the
trip, but fear the consequences. They
say their constituents would condemn any
such Junket, but It Is the general impres
sion the trip will be made.
A Substitute Bill Will Be Framed
From House Measures.
SALEM, Feb. 1L Out of the multi
plicity of bills presented at this session
of tbe Legislature, framed In the interest
of the fishing industry of Oregon, a tan
gle of schemes and counter schemes has
resulted, and members of the House com
mittee on fisheries have reached the verge
of distraction In tbe effort successfully
to unravel the snarl of conflicting Inter
ests. A score or more of bills', all bearing
W some way on the catching, preserva-
I tlon, or protection of Balmon have been
referred o this committee, without -a
chief -clerk. In -its -dilemma, and In the
hope of striking pome nappy mean, Hume,
of Coos and Curry, was appointed a.
speolal committee of -one to wafle through
ail the various -measures submitted to the
committee, and from the general mass
formulate a -substitute bill, covering
all the needs demanded for the better
protection not .only of the fish irom the,
time it leaves the spawning ground, with j
the sure chance of :a more or less haz
ardous -existence, but also to 3ceep a 3
stealthy -watch oyer Ms career -until the
toothsome salmon bad been safely netted,
f trapped, or wheeled, to satisfy ibe ra
pacity of those engaged In their anad
This isuhstltute bill 4s now near com
pletion, and wjll be reary In a day or two
to be introduced in the House. Mr. Hume
says it will be the most complete bill re
lative to .the Jlshlng interests of the state
ever .presented to the Legislature.
MORE FISH .HISTORY MADE.
Stcelbends Ho Hot Aljrjys Return to
ASTORIA. Or.j Feb. 1L Fish Cammls-
sioner 5?eed has received a letter from W.
O. Chase, pf Tlllamopk, stating tljat four
steelheads had been caught there wjth
the" dorsal ftp having been cu off, and
Inquiring If any steelheads had been so
marked. Mr. Reed says that the 'only
steelheads that nave been marked this
way, to his knowledge, were those taken
a the .Salmon JRlver hatchery In April,
1900. Thomas Brown was placed in charge
of Ibis hatchery early In the season to
secure ateeibead eggs. About 200,000 eggs
were obtained, and after the fish were
spawned, the fins were cut pff and the fish
put back into the river. Judging from the
number of eggs that yerp taken, there
were about JQO of tfiese flh marked and
turned loose. Those found at Tillamook
are the oply pnes that"are;rfipQrte.d as
haying been caught. Mr. Reed says that,
while there has never bpjn any doubt
that the steelheads go up and spawn and
return to the ocean again, this goes to
show that they do hot always go Into the
Will Iteasain at Fqtx Steven.
Notice was" recelyjjd yesterday that tho
order tesucd some time ago transferring
Lieutenant Cloke from Fort Stevens to
Fort Riley, JCan., has been countermand
ed. Lieutenant 'Cloko will retnaf n at Fort
Stevens for an Indefinite time.
Spokane's Neyr Directory Census.
SPOKANE. Wash., Feb. 11. The direc
tory census of the city has been completed
by R. L. Polk & Co. The new directory
will contain 20.101 names, an increase of
290& over ast year. Using the multiple of
twp and one-half the publishers estimate
the city's population at 0,025. The. same
multiple indicates a gain -of 725 in popu
lation during the last 12 months.
LECTURES ON FARMING
SECOXD ISSXXTCTE AT PLEAgAXT
HILL A GOOD ONE.
Cfeeee Industry, Legnminoua Crops,
"Wheat rests and Other Trite
Subjects Were Presented.
PLEASANT HILL, Or., Feb. 1L The
second farmers Institute in this locality
closed an Interesting meeting here Satur
day evening. Four sessions were held,
one Friday and three Saturday, R. J.'
Hemphill properly filled the position of
presiding officer, H. C. Wheeler, In the
address of welcome, said that this meet
ing xvas not an exclusive Grange affair,
.as some might think, but was designed
to be .of benefit to all who would attend.
He expressed the hope that all Who at
tended would come for the purpose of
finding ut something new. "We have
some agricultural papers that have Dub-
rlished long, so-called scientific articles,
written by editors whp have never seen
a farm," said Mr. Wheeler. "Not so with
pur Agricultural College visitors. They
have thoroughly tested their theories by
Ir. James Wlthycombe, In response to
Mr. Wheeler, said he was anticipating a
pleasant and profitable time during this
.second visit to Pleasant Hill. Tbe pur
pose of an Institute, he said, is twofold.
First, to tell the farmer things the State
Agricultural College Instructors have
found out; second, to learn of the farm
ers' successes and failures, thereby giving
additional information and Ideas. Dr.
Tv'lthvenmba hHvps thpro 4 n prat
future for Oregon, not only In agricul-
tural lines, but in other respects as well.
Attention was called to the fact that at
the recent mfptlnfir -at thp TCntlnnnl T.tva-
j etock Association, an Oregon sheep won
first prize over all competitors. The phe
nomenal standing of Cadet Johnson at
West Point was cited as an instance of
what we might expect of our Oregon
young people in Intellectual pursuits.
in discussing "The Cheese Industry,"
Professor F. L. Kent said in part:
"Cheese Is something more than a relish;
It 'Js a food- Jt contains both carbohy
drates and protein, the casein furnishing
the protein. Cheese contains the most
important food elements of 'milk, Good
cheese Is worth ope and ope-half times
as myph as beef, pound for pound, as
food. It is the concentrated nourishment
of milk, Jess the greater portion of the
sugar and will sustain a man under
heavy work better than almost any other
single food. It is eaten alone with a rel
ish because it contains all the neqpssary
elements pf food. When we make butter
are throw away or feed to animals the
most valuable growing elements of the
mtlk; when we make cheese we retiln it.
yon iCienze in his "Handbook of
Cheese Technology" describes no leas
than 156 varieties of cheese, the manufac
ture of which is distributed throughout
Europe and America; but the kind most
commonly manufactured in the United
States and Canada is called the "Ched
dar," and takes its name from the village
-of Cheddar, in England, where it was
first manufactured. The original Cheddar
cheese was very slow to ripen, and nat
urally slow to decay. Modern makers of
this cheese have largely abandoned the
plan of making a long-keeping cheese,
thereby detracting much from the food
value of the cheese, making It more
of a relish than a staple article of food.
If our cheesemakers couid be induced to
make a cheese which would be ready for
market In four months Instead of four
weeks, the consumption of cheese would
doubtless be greatly increased.
Dr. A. Sharpies discussed "The Appli
cation of Science to Practical Purposes,"
giving particular attention to the matter'
pf foretelling the occurrence of late
frosts, and the method of preventing the
Injury therefrom. He said In part: "By
the application of the principles of latent
heat, we are able to preserve our gar
dens, small fruits, orchards, etc. This
application is accomplished with great
certainty, almost as surely as we can de
pend upon the results obtained by the ap
plication of the laws of gravity. By
means of the psychrometer, an instru
ment consisting of a wot and dry bulb
thermometer, and the necessary tables
for determining the dew point, the pre
diction of frost can be made with almost
unfailing certainty. When frost Is ex
pected smudges should be started at va
rious points about the area to be pro
tected. These smudges are made by us
ing any fuel material, uch as fir wood,
and keeping it properly covered with
some wet material. These smudges form
a sort of blanket of aqueous vapor over
the' protected area, thereby preventing
the radiation of heat from the earth,
which Is the cause of frost. During the
daytime tbe earth absorbs heat from the
sun, but at night this heat is given off
by radiation, hence if this radiation is
sufficiently Intercepted frost can be pre
vented." Dr. Sharpies stated that he had
been wholly successful in this matter
during the five years he bad foliowed the
Dr. James Wlthycombe, In discussing
"Leguminous Crops," said: "You have
determined that it is possible to grow 1
these crops in this locality, so the ques
tion now is how to grow them. Legumi
nous crops are those which bear seed
pods, such as peas, beans, vetches, etc.
Tnp clovers also belong to this class of
crpps. Red clpyer Js the king of legumt
nous crops. Next comes he vetch, or!
lares, as it Is often called. -The common
yetch. Vlcla estiva, is the one to grow,
he sand pr hairy veitcb is not satisfac
tory. The field pea dpes well and fur
nishes much valuable feed. Its principal I
value Is for the grain, there not pelng
so much value in it as a green feed.
-Twenty to 30 bushels per acre Is a fair
yield for this crop. The vetch should
properly be sown In the Fall, about the
same as Fall wbeat. Sow one bushel of
vjateh seed and one-half bushel of wbeat,
or three-fourthB bushel pf Winter oats.
r The wheat pr pats are necessary to hold
up he vetch, jx Js wen to pasture tne
crop sopaewhat In the early Spring tp de
Jay the hay harvest until after tbe June
rains. This also holds true for red
Professor E. R. Lake discussed "Mod
ern IJotlons 'Regarding Plant Breeding."
He said: "Plant breeding is slower and
requires more patience than stock breed
ing. There are no weN-establlshed strains
in fruit as In stock, hepce results are
not as sure as with stock. Opr plums
and cherries are much in need of hardy,
heajthy stocks upon wblch to graft the
cultivated varieties. The original metbod
pf plant breedlpg was by selection of
seeds; pow crpss-fertlllzation of the flow
ers s the usual method."
Prpfessor""A.B. Cordley had the undi
vided attention of his appreciative audi
ence during tbe discussion of "Wheat
Pests." Professor Cordley thinks there
is upnecessary alarm over the prospects
of the coming wheat crop. The Hessian
fly Is pot pearly so widely distributed
over the state as some people think.
There Is nothing In the line of sprays
that would be practical. The pest must
be combated fay proper cultural methods.
Since the fly Is found In the first joint
of the 8epJ. burning the j?tutble after
cutting the crop will do much toward
keeping the pest In check, by killing tbe
A very excellent paper an "Farmlns
as Profession" was presented by R. J.
Hemphill ' Music and recitations fur
nished by local talent' added much to tlje
enjoyment pf th.e qccaslon.
TROUT FOR. UMATILLA WATERS.
Large Nnmber to Be Placed ia Bine
P.ENDLETQN, Dr., Feb. Ij,-James E.
Krouse. director of the Oregon Fish and
1 Game Association, has secured a promise
of a large number, probably 150,000, of
brook trout fry to be placed In the
streams of the Blue Mountains, In Uma
tilla County, during the coming season.
They will come from tbe Government
hatcheries. Last year 55,000 grayling and
rainbow trout were sent here and were
distributed by Mr. Krouse among th
Indians Snld to Hunt Out of Season.
James Lehman has filed a complaint
with the authorities against the practice
of the Indians bunting out of season is
the mountains of their reservations.
Mr, Lehman states that deer, elk and I
Vion- nra oonrrelv in h fnunrt In th TJlno
". . ? a"w l". " " " "" i
iuouniams, in locanues wnere xormeny i
they abounded. He predicts entire ex
termination of all large game within 16
years, if the Indians are not stopped
from their indiscriminate slaughter. He
says that the Indians kill deer and elk,
and take the pelt only In order to secure
buckskin for moccasins, leaving the flesh
for the carrion-earing creatures.
Teacher Publicly Reprimanded.
Public reprimand bas been given to a
school teacher, M. Goodwin, who Is teach
ing In a district school near Milton.
County School Superintendent Nowlia
administered the rebuke. Prior to his
official correction a lively district quarrel
took place. The teacher flogged two
boys, their friends sought the revokal
of the teacher's certificate, the directors
upheld the teacher, and, -on appeal to the
superintendent, tbe latter decided In favor
of the boys and their champions.
Case of Smallpox.
Smallpox is prevalent In the home of
David McKay, south from here, on Mo
Kay Creek. It is the only known case In
Will Play Football.
A football game will be played here
on Washington's birthday by teams com
posed of picked men in Walla Walla and
SETTLERS WILL HELP PUSH CASE.
Clarlc Connty Citizens Want "Over
lap" Land Dispute Settled.
VANCOUVER, Wash,, Feb. ll.-The
Clark County Settlers' Protective Union,
whose membership consists chiefly of per
sons living upon or owning lands within
the disputed grant from the Government
to the Northern Pacific Railroad Com
pany, held a meeting here Saturday aft
ernoon. The object of the meeting was
to discuss the status of the controversy
between the settlers and the railroad com
pany, and to devise ways and means for
.carrying the suit now pending between
the United States and the Northern Pa
cific Railroad Company, In the United
State Court, to a speedy settlement. To
that end a committee was appointed to
interview persons interested for the pur
pose of raising the necessary funds for
employing counsel to represent the set
tlers and for other expenses.
There was a fair representation of the
membership present, and an Interesting
meeting was held. President Oleson, of
the Union, read a volume of correspond
ence had since the last meeting, bearing
on the question at issue, and reports from
the different officers were heard. The
opinion prevails quite generally among the
members that the settlers have an excel
lent chance to win the case, which di
rectly involves the title to lands within
the district known as the "overlap," and
that practically all that la needed Is suffi
cient money to employ the necessary
counsel to assist the United States Attor
ney In 'fighting the case.
ALLEGED RIOTERS DISMISSED.
Outcome of Attempt to Peep Into
CHEHALIS, Wash., Feb. 11. Saturday
Justice W. A. Westover heard the case
of 11 Centralla citizens, members of the
Good Government Club, who were ar
rested on complaint of a barkeeper charg
ing them with riot and attempting to as
sault him. It eeem3 the defendants at
tempted to peep Into the saloon from a
stepladder. The decision of the case was
reserved until this morning, when the de
fendants were dismissed, as there was
not sufficient evidence to sustain the
Cbehnlls Connty Affairs
The Board of Commissioners for Cheha
11s County has allowed the following
amounts for deputy hire In the various
county offices during the present year:
Treasurer. $1200; Auditor, J12C0; Sheriff,
$7S0; clerk, $120; Assessor's office deputy,
$70 per month, while needed, and field dep
uties, $2 60 per day.
It was decided to sell the block of land
on which the old Courthouse stood at pub
lic auction, March 16. The keeping of the
poor at the poor farm will be let tt the
best bidder, March .
Notes of Independence.
INDEPENDENCE, Or- Feb. 11. The
dog poisoner is abroad once more. Sat
urday, three dogs died from the effects
of poison and several more were made
yery sick. Among those who lost valu
able dogs were A. J. Goodman, Miss
Bessie Butler, and the Walker brothers.
The ladles of the W. C. T. U. are ar
ranging to go to Monmouth tomorrow
afternoon to Join In a general meeting of
the society. There will be delegations
from Monmouth and Dallas, and plans
will be discussed as to the moral move
ments now being started In the several
cities of Park County.
Plowing is now going xn in many parts
of Park County. The farmers find that
the ground is easily worked, apd good
crops are expected.
John R. Cooper, who has a contract for
repairing a dike on the rlyer opposite
this place, has commenced work.
A large flock of English thrushes haye
Invaded Independence and taken up their
abode. As manly as 100 birds have been
seen in one lot.
Siianlko's First Election,
SHANIKO, Or., Feb. U. Shanlko held ft3
first election Saturday. Tbe result was
as follows: Mayor, F. T. Hulburt; Alder
men, George Ross, Fen Batty, F, H,
Brunner, N. M. Lane, Frank Lucas and
Made from the choicest
fruits and grains grown in
The most wholesprne
and nutritious substitute for
coffee and tea,
IS MOW EPIDEMIC.
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Grip ni DOFFVS MALT
WHISKEY hu dont me nore
food than i y tneHkine
run down, writ' us. It will
cost you nothlnr for adrlee
Medical nonklrt ent free It Is the only WWtkey taxed bf
th Government at a medicine. Thitis afnarantoe. All ito
crri and drunltti,cr direct. S a bottle. Duffy i Pan Malt
Whbkey ia sold it sealed bottles only j If offered la built it U
a fraud. Get the genuins.
DUFFY MALT WHISKEY CO.. Rccieutr, N. Y.
C C. Cooper; Recorder, E, Lewis; Mar
shal, Dell Howell; Treasurer, Dow P.
Rea. Only two votes were Cast against
Incorporation. The principal contest was
over the offlee of Mayor. Mr. Hurlburt's
vote was nearly double that of his op
ponent, A. C. Sanford.
Quotations of Mining; Stocks.
6POKANE, Feb. 11 The closing quotation
for mining stocks today were;
Amer. Boy ..10 ...
Mtn. Lion ....24 29
OUHKIOU .... IT lru
Butte & Bos.. l4 1!4
Morn Glory.. 7 74
1 Morrison ..... CU VZ.
44jPrln. Maud... 1 2V
Qullp 23 S5Vfc
KsmD. car....:a 3U
Republic 43V 48
Reservation .. 3 4?i
Ross. Giant... 4 4Vi
Sullivan 13H 13&
Tom Thumb.. 13 14
Chlco S lift
Eiening Star. G
Gold Ledge' .. 2
I. X. L 18
Iron Mask ...37
L. P. Surp... 7
Miller Creek.. 1
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 11. The offlelal clos
ing cuotatlons for mining stocks today were:
Alta $0 03
Alpha Con 2
Justice .....$0 07
Occidental Con ... 6
Sea;. Belcher 1
Sierra Nevada ... 18
Silver Hill 42
Standard 4 20
Union Con 27
Utah Con 8
Yellow Jacket .... 30
Andes ............ 8
Best & Belcher.
Challenge Con ..
Con. Cal. fc Va..
Crown Point 10
Gould & Curry... 4
Hale & Norcross.. 2
NEW YORK. Feb. 11. Mining tocki today
closed as follows: .
Adams Con $0 20
Little Chief $0 15
Ontario 0 23
Breece 2 00
Brunswick Con .. 35
Ophlr ., 00
Sierra Nevada ... 18
Small Hopes ... 60
Standard 4 10
Comstock Tunnel. 4
Con. Cal. & Va... 1 55
Deadwood Terra.. 50
Horn Fj'ver 1 12
Iron Silver 65
Leadvflle Con .... 0
BOSTON, Feb. 11. Closing quotations:
Adventure $ 13 25Humboldt $ 50 00
Blng. Mln. Co.. 20 50 Osceola 88 00
Amal. Copper.. 01 25lParrott 60 75
Atlantic 30 00 Qulncy 173 00
Boston & Mont. 323 001 Santa Fa Cop... 7 50
Butte & Boston 82 01 Tamarack S38 00
Cal. & Hecla... 800 00Utah Mining.... 35 50
Centennial 20 25Wlnona 7 60
Franklin 21 00Wolverlnes 50 50
Iot to Be Port of Entry.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8. Merchants
and shippers of Puget Sound have become
alarmed for fear that the Canadian ship
ping interests and merchants would se
cure the establishment of a port of entry
at Haines Mission, for the purpose of
monopolizing the trade of the Porcupine
district. It has been the policy of the
Treasury Department for some time past
pot to entertain propositions for the es
tablishment of ports of entry in Alaska
where the same would prove lnjurous to
American shipping and mercantile, interests,-
In this case the department nas
assured Senator Foster that no port of
entry would be established at Haines Mis
sion, and that no move of 'that kind 13
Oregon City Brevities.
OREGON CITY, Feb. 11. Jay William
Hudson delivered his lecture, "The Pas
sion Play as I Saw It at Oberammergau
In 1900,' to a smajl, but appreciative,
audience at the Congregational Church,
this evening. This is the second lecture
of a course arranged by the HJgh School.
The course 13 to consist of six lectures
and two concerts.
Today was pay-day In the wood-chopping
camps on the Tualatin River, west
of this city, where several hundred mep
are employed. Many came to this plaqe
this afternoon, to buy supplies, and the
merchants all did a big business.
Woman Hanged Herself.
SPOKANE, Wash., Feb. 11. Mrs. Agnes
Hales, formerly of Denver, committed sui
cide here today by hanging Jierself in her
kitchen. Morris Goldstein, a tailor, who
had been living with the woman, was ar
rested, but later released. The couple
formed an alliance seven years ago, and
had wandered from city to city, having
lived Jn Denver, Salt Lake, San Francisco
and Butte. They quarreled often and had
separated several times. Goldstein ad
mits that he had beat the woman.
Pnllmnn May Get Rural Delivery,
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11. Senator Fos
ter bas filedx an application for the es
tablishment of a rural free delivery route
at Pullman. It is expected that the ser
vice will be Inaugurated when the formal
ities required can be fulfilledt
Corvalli Dwelling Burned.
CORVALLIS, Or., Fab. 11. The, dwell
ing of C. B. Wells burned this morning,
loss $KXX); Insurance $400 on building, and
$3C0 pn contents.
You have tried and were pleased with
them. They stimulate tbe liver, regulate
tho bowels. Improve the complexion. Car
ter's Little Liver Pills.
cam lay OM
Free samples can be ob
tained of any grocer in the
pty. Ask for one.
Boil from 5 to JO minutes only.
ALL GROCERS SELL
Figpmne CereaK .