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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1901.
The Oregon Senatorial Con
test Has Been Such.
SINGLE SENSATIONAL EVENT
That Was the Breaking: Array of
McBride' Supporter to Will
lams Rename of the Sit
uation. SALEM, Or., Feb. 17. After nearly five
weeks of fighting, the Senatorial question
Is unsolved. It must be settled this
week, for adjournment will occur either
Friday or Saturday. It has been a quiet
campaign, but on the whole a remark
able one. To the view of the spectator,
it has presented no features of a spec
tacular nature, and few that were even
ordinarily Interesting. The one event that
approached the sensational was the bod
ily transfer of the McBride forces to
Judge "Williams. Withal it -was accom
panied by no display of fireworks. If
a stampede had been desired or planned,
it Is to be supposed that the leaders of
the Republican opposition -would have
emitted a blaze of oratorical pyrotech
nics. Nor was the withdrawal of Sen
ator McBride attended by any eulogies.
Not a drum was heard, nor a funeral note
As his corse to the ramparts we hurried.
There was just a ripple on the pool of
his ambition as he went to the bottom,
and ail -was over.
The reason for this singular self-repression
was that the late McBride lead
ers did not want to stir up any excite
ment. They did not desire to elect Judge
Williams. They were for him at that
time solely because they could not be
for anybody else. They hod to move,
and it was easier to play safe" by get
ting under the shelter of Judge Will
iams distinguished name than in any
other way. But suppose they had elected
Judge Williams? No greater calamity
could have happened. In the view of
some of the band-wagon politicians who
are in politics for what there is in it. In
other words, with them, politics is a
game that has its rewards and Its pen
alties, and rewards are for the success
ful players, and penalties for the many
unsuccessful. Now. to elect a man for
United States Senator purely on his mer
its, and without a bargain of some kind
wherein they see something in it for
themselves viz., an office or its equiv
alentis a thing these gentlemen do not
dream of doing. Of course it Is not
meant to say that all the Republican
members of the opposition were inspired
by motives of this sordid kind. Just
some of them. Others had their own
reasons for preferring another candidate.
Still others had ambitions of their own
that Judge Williams election would havo
totally defeated. A few only are entitled
to credit for having voted for Judge
Williams In entire good faith, and with
the sincere hope that he might be suc
cessful. Now, as to Binger Hermann. Who
"wants Hermann? tA few members from
his own part of the state have made an
earnest and honest effort for him. The
sentiment of their constituents Is, they
think, largely for him. But they have
not 1een hide-bound, and it is known
that the Hermann men have for the
most part felt that it Is the duty of
the Legislature to elect, and If they
could not get their candidate, after a
fair and proper contest, they were will
ing to unite with other Republicans In
making a choice. It seemed likely a few
days ago that the Hermann men or a
part of them would seek themselves to
settle the contest by arrangement of
some kind with the Republican major
ity. To prevent a movement of that
kind, the opposition have gone in a body
to the Land Commissioner, swelling his
total to 30 two less than Mr: Corbett.
Naturally, the original Hermann men
could not easily leave their candidate as
long as his vote seemed to be growing
as on the surface it looked as if he had
a good chance to win. But they know
perfectly well that the Hermann strength
is fictitious, and that It would be dis
sipated quickly enough if the time ever
came when an election for him were in
sight. This looks like sound strategy on
the part of the MItchell-McBrlde men.
It .holds the Hermann men to Hermann
an impossibility, and away from Corbett
a dangerous probability. But what hap
pens when the time comes for them (the
McBride faction) to leave Hermann? Will
tbey take whh them the Hermann men
who know they have been deceived, ca
joled and played false with from the be
ginning? Or will they drive these gen
tlemen to Mr. Corbett. who has stood
for square politics from the beginning?
The MItchell-McBride crowd will have to
make a break sooner or later. They
have so far stuck to Hermann on the
theory that they were doing him no
good and Mr. Corbett much harm. But
when the time comes for them to throw
the Southern Oregon man and it will
come they are likely to find that they
have only delayed not conquered the in
evitable. The progress of the Senatorial cam
paign for the 22 ballots ending Satur
day Is . clearly shown by the appended
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H. W. Corbett
George W. McBride.
Binger Hermann ....
C. W. Fulton
F. A. Moore.
George H. Williams.
S. A. Lowell
R. D. Inman
Scattering votes have at various time I k.,. ,. , ,
been cast for M. C. George. "iTc TavFor ' SSd ' iw ri?atadfer Pedlng -W.
E. Robertson. Richard Williams and ! JZjJrZJP?:
It Is a noteworthy fact that Mr. Cor
bett has at no time lost a vote once
gained. That is to say, every member
who was for him on the first day, voted
for him on each successive day through
out the entire 22 ballots so far cast, ex
cept, of course, in cases of absence.
And so It was with every member who
subsequently Joined the Corbett forces.
It Is doubtful If so striking an example
of solidity and unity was ever displayed
in Oregon politics. It Is constant, stand
ing notice that the Corbet people are
entrenched behind an adamantine pur
pose to procure his election, and today
it seems more than doubtful if they can
ever be routed.
SEATTLE BENCH SHOW.
Special Inducements Will be Offered
to Xorthtrest Dor Handlers.
SEATTLE, Wash.. Feb. 17. The ex
ecutive committee of the Seattle Kennel
Club, which will give a bench show In
Seattle, April 10 to 13 Inclusive, has de
cided to offer several Inducements to
Oregon and California dog handlers. To
the handler bringing the largest string
of dogs from Oregon, a cash prize of
520 will be given. The California handler
who brings the largest string from his
state will receive $25. British Columbia
Is given a 525 prize, or 55 more than Or
egon, because there Is so much difficulty
connected with passing the dogs through
the Custom House.
A cash prize of 510 will be given to the
handler bringing the largest string of
dogs, no matter where they come -from
so long as they are owned outside of Se
attle, or King County.
A special prize of $3 cash will be
given In every class to the winner of
first prize where there arc 10 entries or
Seattle it figuring on receiving and
sending big entry lists to Portland and
PHENOMENAL POLE VAULT.
Heater, of Oregon University Clears
11 Feet 1 3-4 Inches Indoors.
EUGENE. Or., Feb. 17. At the Indoor
athletic tournament at the University of
Oregon last evening, Roy Heater, the
phenomenal all-around athlete, from New
berg, smashed the Pacific Coast Indoor
record for the pole vault, clearing the bar
at 11 feet li inches, and almost equaling
the Pacific Coast outdoor record of 11
feet. 3 inches, held Jointly by Cutter, of
the Olympic Club, and Hoffman, of Berke
ley. It is the general opinion that Heater
will vault 11 feet 6 inches when the out
door season begins.
At the tournament last evening there
was a lively game of indoor baseball be
tween the University of Oregon and the
Eugene High School. The former team
won by a score of to 4. The basket
ball game between the freshmen and the
High School was won by the freshmen;
score, 10 to 5. Following the basket
ball game, Professor Burden, Russell,
Riddell and Edwards gave an exhibition
of tumbling and ring work, and Heater
and Tout did the high Jump, clearing the
bar at 5 feet 3 inches.
C. H. Harkbam to Address Students.
C. H. Markham, of Portland, will ad
dress the students Tuesday evening on the
subject of "Railway Transportation."
IDAHO MIDLAND MAY GO.
Xeir Life Appears In Boise's Railroad
BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 16. Things look
brighter at this time for the Idaho Mid
land than for a long time past. There
was a meeting last night between the
Chamber of Commerce, trustees of the
Boise right-of-way and Thomas W. Bates,
E. A. Green and O. E. Jackson, of the
Midland. Mr. Green lately arrived from
At the meeting last night he stated he
was here merely 'as the agent for the
people whom Mr. Bates had tried to In
terest In the venture. He had been sent
here to investigate and to verify, If pos
sible, the statements BatPR hud made. He
said that so far he had found, not only
that matters were as he had stated, but
better. Mr. Green will remain some time,
going over the many reports, personally
visiting different sections, and looking
up the feasibility of the project generally.
He appears to be very well pleased. He
has created a good impression by his care
ful and conservative attitude.
The Idaho Midland Is the proposed road
from this city to Butte. Through some
misadventure the project "fell down" last
year, but the promoter. Thomas Bates,
never gave up. and sent East, where he
remained some months, finally Interest
ing men of means so far that they have
sent their agent here to Investigate.
T. H. Gilbert, Oregon Pioneer
M'MINNVILLE. Or., Feb. 17. T. H. Gil
bert, an Oregon pioneer of 1854, died here
this morning, of paralysis, aged Si years.
Funeral of G. W. Coffenburjr.
ASTORIA, Or., Feb. 17. The funeral of
G. W. Coffenbury was held from PohVs
undertaking parlors today, and was at
tended by a large number of the old pio
neers and friends of the deceased. The
services were conducted by Rev. Mr.
Trumbull, pastor of the. Baptist Church,
and the interment was in the Old Pioneer
cemetery, on Clatsop Plains.
Jerome CatHn, Pioneer Seattle Man.
SEATTLE, Wash.. Feb. 17. Jerome Cat
Hn, a pioneer business man, dropped dead
this morning at his home in this city.
He was stricken with apoplexy while
dressing. He was CS years of age, and
was for many years a hop dealer in
Chicago. He had followed the same
business In Seattle since 1SS3.
WILL VOTE OX BOXD aUESTIOX.
EuRene School District Mar Float
25,000 of Its Paper.
EUGENE, Or., Feb. 17. Whether or not
Eugene shall be bonded for $25,000 for the
erection of a new eight-room schoolhouse
In the eastern portion of the city and Im
provements to the present buildings will
be decided at the annual school meeting
next month. This was decided at a spe
cial meeting held last night. The board
of directors has recommended the new
building, the addition of a room to the
Central School building, and the mov
ing of the High School from rented quar
ters to the latter.
Indications of Conl.
Rev. B. C. Cook, of Springfield, reports
having discovered Indications of coal near
that place a few days ago. He says he
has had the coal tried by local black
smiths, who pronounce it of fair quality.
The report does not cause any excitement,
as similar discoveries have been made In
that vicinity in years past, but none of
them has proved valuable.
FIFTEEN' HUNDRED UOMESEEKERS
Front the Enst, and Are Headed for
Western Oregon and Washington.
PENDLETON. Or.. Feb. 17. Fifteen
hundred homeseekers passed through
Pendleton yesterday on three special
trains over the O. R. & N.. bound for
Western Oregon and Washington. One
hundred went north on the Spokane
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farmers and livestock raisers, who have
money witn which to purchase land.
Sheep for Paget Sound.
Rugg Bros. yesterday delivered to
D. McCarty a tralnload of fat sheep,
which were shipped to Puget Sound. It
Is understood the price paid was 54 50
per 100 pounds.
Organization for Short Time Delayed
OREGON CITY. Feb. 17.-The promoters
of the Oregon City Co-operative Meat
Market held a meeting at the City Council
chamber last night, with the Intention of
organizing and electing a board of direct
ors. However, It was discovered that
while one-half of the capital stock had
been subscribed on sheets of paper It was
necessary to have the names on the stock
book before organization could be legally
effected. This matter will be remedied at
once, and organization will proceed. Con
siderable enthusiasm was shown, and a
determination expressed to start up the
business at the earliest possible date.
The Washington Auxiliary of the Na
tional Fraternal Congress was organized
by representatives of 12 of the leading
fraternal beneficiary societies of the
state at Seattle Wednesday. The objects
of the association are to unite the orders
In perfecting the methods of work, the
plans for the collection and disbursements
of funds, the gathering of statistics and
the gradual elevation of the whole sys
tem of fraternal effort.
WORK BEFORETHE SENATE
ONE HUNDRED BILLS ARE YET TO
BIS ACTED UPOX.
Some Fifty House Bills Are Also Be
fore It The Most Important
SALEM, Or.. Feb. 17. With five days of
the Legislative session remaining, the
Senate has finally disposed of 129 of the
229 bills that have been Introduced in
that branch of the law-making body. Of
those that remain, probably 75 will be
acted upon before the end of this week.
The Senate has also before it some 50
House bills, most of which have been read
but once. While the House has but 50
of its bills before the Senate, the Senate
has 75 of Its measures before the House.
The House also has still failed to dis
pose of some 175 of Its own bills. It
thus appears that the Senate Is, on the
whole, farther advanced In Its work than
Is the House, and that it has tho better
prospect of clearing up Its Important bus
iness before the end of the session.
It would also seem that if either house
Is to give attention to bills that have
been passed by the other, this must be
done by each at the sacrifice of Its own
measures. The Senate Is up with Its
work on third reading of Senate bills,
while the House has -nearly 100 bills on
third reading. The Senate Is ready,
therefore, to consider House bills, but the
House Is not reaSy to consider Senate
bills. In this situation there would In
the regular course be a better prospect
for House bills to become laws than for
Senate bills to reach the desired goal.
But the Senate will probably not permit
the House to gain this advantage, but
will reoulre the lower branch to recipro
cate by passing as many Senate bills as
the Senate shall pass House bills.
The most Important measures that have
yet passed either house are the two Booth
bills, the first of which, for the appor
tionment of taxes, has passed both
houses, and the second, providing for the
assessment and taxaton of property, has
passed only the Senate. Each of them
was disposed of with scarcely any dis
cussion. Three" appropriation bills are yet
to be disposed of, and two of these may
require extensive discussion. The first
appropriation bill, providing for the main
tenance of the various departments of
state, has already advanced to third
reading In the House and will probably
meet the approval of both houses with
but slight opposition. The second bill
will provide for the expenses of the elee
mosynary, penal and educational Insti
tutions of the state, though there Is
some talk of dividing this bill so as to
make the appropriations for the normal
schools stand upon their merits and not
go through as riders upon the appropria
tions for the penitentiary, reform school,
etc. The third bill will cover special
appropriations, such as those for pay
ment of claims, for charitable Institu
tions, for the Pan-American exposition,
etc Both of these bills will receive close
scrutiny In each house, for the amounts
appropriated by these bills will deter
mine to a great extent the total of the
expenditures authorized by this Legisla
ture. Of the measures pending In the Senate,
the bills relating to fisheries, aid for the
Supreme Court, and to the coBt of state
printing, will be among those that will
require the most time and attention. It
Is probable that a fishery bill will be
reported by the House committee and
will reach the Senate In that manner, so
chat whatever action the Senate takes
will be In the nature of amendments to
the House bill. There are several fishery
bills on the Senate calendar, but all are
In tho hands of committees and will
doubtless remain there until a general
bill for the revision of the laws on this
subject shall be agreed upon.
There Is reason to believe that the Leg
islature will not pass any measure for
assistance to the Supreme Court, but If
any of the measures now pending should
be called up, the consideration of their
provisions would be long drawn out.
There are two bills pending in the Sen
ate having for their object a reduction
In the expense for public printing. One
of these Is by Kuykendall, to reduce the
amount of printing, and tho other by
Smith of Multnomah, to reduce the rate
to be paid. Both are expected to meet
a strong opposition in the lobby and will
probably be subjects of controversy on
the floor of the Senate.
Of the House bills awaiting the action
of the Senate, Poorman's military bill Is
tho most important, with Montague's bill
to provide compensation for the Indian
war veterans a good second.
It is not always the measures of great
est import, however, that provoke the
most lengthy discusslon.and these weighty
measures may be passed upon in a few
moments, while measures almost trivial
In comparison take up nearly a whole
Since the Hunt primary bill has stirred
up discussion on the outside, it Is possible
that It may be amended In the House and
come back to the Senate for further con
sideration. As it Is already apparent that the Sen
ate cannot hope to take final action on
all the Senate and House bills now pend
ing. It Is probable that the subjects most
In need of attention will be made special
orders, thus advancing them on the cal
endar. Tlie only bill now on the calendar
as a special order is Sweek's bill No. 222,
for the regulation of surety companies
doing business in this state. This will
be taken up at 2 P. M. Monday. After
that Is out of the way the Senate will
probably pass upon a few Senate bills
and then take up House bills. The House
bills on third reading are as follows:
House bill No. 11, by Mattoon, relating
to the bidding in of property sold for
House bill No. IS, by Colvig, to fix
the time for holding Circuit Court in the
House bill No. 52, by Dresser, relating
Houtc bill No. 22, by Stewart, to pro
vide for school libraries.
House bill No. 65, by Pearce, authorizing
employment of clerks In State Treasur
House bill No. 59, by Grace, to punish
the poisoning of domestic animals.
House bill No. in, by Smith, of Marlon,
to provide state revenue
House bill No. 121. by committee on
education, to grant life diplomas to cer
tain graduates of chartered institutions
House bill No. 20. by Kirk, making le
gal certain marriages.
House bill No. 16, by Colvig, to fix time
for holding terms of County Courts.
House bill No. 39, by Pearce, providing
where personal property shall be taxed.
House bill No. 26, by Poorman, for re
organization of militia.
TWO HORSES DROWXED.
Six Passengers on Stance Had a Nar
EUGENE. Feb. 17.-E. Bangs, the liv
eryman, lost a valuable team yesterday
by drowning. He started the horses to
take a party of members of the A. O. U.
W. to Wendllng, where they were to In
stitute a lodge, and E. Pickard was driver.
They reached the McKenzie River, just
beyond the Ebbert place, where there is a
low plac? In the road. The river was high
and this part of the road was covered
with water. Pickard asked all of his six
passengers to get out, and walk on the
railroad bridge, while he attempted to
drive through. The water was too deep,
else the driver missed the track, and team
and driver were soon swimming. Pickard
managed to get into a crotch In a tree,
where he could hold the horses heads,
and Mr. Shuman. one of the passengers,
attempted to cut the horses loose from
the wacont but on account of the plung
ing of the team he was unable to do this.
After half an hour the horses sank, and
the men, who were by this time chilled,
were drawn out by means of a rope.
Road DamaKed by Freshet.
W. A. "White, driver of the Siuslaw
stage, came in late last night riding one
horse, and leading three. He reports
great damage to the road by the freshet,
and that It Is Impossible to get through
with a wagon. He thinks It will require
about as much work to put the road In
good shape as was necessary after the
freshet last month.
aiAN PROBABLY DROWNED.
Freshet Surrounded His Home, and
It Is Not Thought He 'Escaped.
JEFFERSON, Or., Feb. 17. The San
tiam River at this place took an unex
pected rise Friday night, and yesterday
morning found that portion of Linn Coun
ty opposite this city under several feet
ot water, teams nor people not being
able to reach the wagon bridge.
The house of Abraham Crooks, located
near the wagon bridge, was surrounded
by water, and Mr. Crooks is missing. He
lived alone, and no doubt is entertained
by all people of his death by drowning
while trying to reach higher ground. His
horse was found, with bridle and halter
on standing on a knoll near the house
The dwelling was entered by means of a
skiff, and It was found that the occupant
before leaving had placed most of the ar
ticles upon shelves, beyond reach of the
water. All day long men have been
searching for the body of Mr. Crooks, one
of his gloves being found a few hundred
yards below the house. The river Is fall
ing at present, and if It continues It is
thought probable the body will be found
In some of the numerous holes or drifts.
Abraham Crooks was a member of a
prominent pioneer Linn County family,
45 or 50 years of age.
Work will soon begin on the, new brew
ery at Baker City.
Lane County teachers will hold an in
stitute at Eugene March 1-2.
A local teachers' Institute will be held
at Grant's Pass February 23.
The Recorder and Clerk of Washington
County collected 5211 SO In fees" last month.
An Elkton correspondent says that re
cent cold weather has much benefited the
The Astoria Push Club will take up the
matter of establishing a Farmers' Ex
change. The Robins saw mill, six miles east of
Union, has been leased by a man from
Eugene veterans of the Spanish and
Philippine wars are planning to organize
a local association.
A paper Is being circulated at Newberg
soliciting subscriptions to stock for the
purpose of operating a cannery.
The first Issue of the McMInnville News
has appeared. McMInnville has a good
many newspapers, but evidently there Is
room for one more.
Tom Gilliam's log drive, consisting of
4,000,000 feet, is stranded in the Mohawk
waiting for a freshet. It Is consigned to
the Booth-Kelly mills at Coburg.
It is announced from Harrlsburg that
David Busey has sold his farm on Lake
Creek to Mr. Busbee, from Washington.
The consideration Is said to have Seen
The six dozen Iron bedsteads recently
purchased by the Booth-Kelly Lumber
Company for their bunkhouse at Wend
llng were shipped from Eugene Wednes
day. The bunkhouse is finished.
The Heppner Milling Company last week
shipped a lot of second-hand machinery
to Portland. As soon as the water opens
up again the mill will be run to Its full
capacity day and nljrht.
The Penland Land & Livestock Com
pany has completed the construction of a
private telephone line between Its' ranches
eight miles southeast of Heppner and the
city. Most of the distance a barbed wire
fence is used.
Major L. D. Forrest has received from
the Corvallls and Salem mills cbntracts
for 4,000,000 feet of loga to be delivered
at the mouth of the McKenzie River the
latter part of June. Several camps will
be starts? up by the contractor at once.
Barbed wire telephone lines are coming
back Into fashion In Morrow County. The
latest Is one between the ranch of C. E.
Jones, near Eight Mile postofflce, and
Heppner, via O. E. Farnsworth's ranch,
on Rhea Creek, and the public road to
George H. Helsinger said at La Grande
the other day, in regard to sugar beets:
"I did well enough last year to justify
me In putting in the same acreage again
this year. Gaining by my experience of
last season, I expect without a doubt to
make this year from the 240 acres of
sugar beets a very comfortable profit.
Last year the growers of sugar beets
In this valley were somewhat pestered by
a small, black Insect, which has appeared
In various parts of the United States.
This year, wherever this black bug ap
pears in Grand Ronde "Valley, we expect
to beat it out by proper attacks."
Centralla uses S00 Incandescent lights.
Puyallup's business men have organized
a Board of Trade.
The Everett Water Company has decided
to make a reduction In rates.
A petition to the Rosalia Council Is
being circulated asking that no saloon
licenses be granted this year.
Moran Bros., of Seattle, have begun con
struction of their new workshops where
they will build the battle-ship Georgia.
A rifle and shotgun tournament will be
held at Walla Walla Sunday between
teams from the local club and from Day
ton. Hog cholera and swine plague are epi
demic at Pomeroy. Seventy-five head have
been killed by order of the State Vet
erinarian. The cylinder of the engine at Kurize's
mill at Arlington blew out the other
day, and It was necessary to send for a
The state fish hatchery at Dartford has
about 50,000 young steelhead salmon nearly
ready to be turned loose Into the Little
The old Inman saw mill below Steven
son, which has been Idle a long time. Is
to be started up again In the near future.
It will be entirely remodeled.
The Ice harvest Is finished at Ellens
burg and a fine crop has been stored.
TJossem & Son have been shipping about
45 carloads a day S00 tons. It Is 12 Inches
The Palouse River Lumber Company has
succeeded in getting about 4,000,000 feet
of Its logs to the bank of the Palouse
River, despite the unfavorable weather
and lack of snow, leaving but 600,000 feet
of logs In the timber.
The Detroit Free Press last year offered
525,000 In prizes for the best 1000 gucses
as to the population of the United States,
according to the census of. 1900. I. W
Woods, of Shelton, was one of those of
the third class, and secured a prize of 54
on his guess of 76.067,247.
In the Southern Caucasus large tracts
of land are covered by the licorice plant.
A Scotch gentleman who visited this
country from Constantinople had his at
tention drawn to this potential source of
wealth, and erected a factory on the spot
for the distillation of the licorice Juice.
The erection of similar factories quickly
followed, so that now a large export trade
Is carried on In this product, and the
peasantry of the district find a remunera
tive occupation In the gathering and sale
of the root to these establishments.
No Plans for Gold Standard.
MEXICO CITY. Feb. 17. It Is Insisted
here In Government circles that there Is
no plan prepared for introducing a sold
Bonds and Mortgages $ 4,411,662.86
Real Estate in New York, , , Q z
including the Equitable Building 24,407,300.02
United States, State, City-
and Railroad Bonds and other
Investments (market value over T L Q.fi -.. -.
cost, 515.376.022.00) I02,OgO,244.00
Loans Secured by Bonds and q
Stocks (market value, 531.S33.1SS) 2 S 3 7 5 700
Policy Loans 7,372,64.27
Real Estate outside of New
Ssk:..1."?!!..!)5."..!,.l!,: 13,721 ,3 $6. $0
Cash in Banks and Trust o r; Kz
Companies at Interest I77I0o70,$
Balance due from agents 524,183.14
Interest and Rents
3.5 t.f:..!:: 96,989.4
Premiums due and in process , TrtT . .
of collection .. 4,101,447.00
Deferred Premiums 2,416,003.00
Total Assets $304,598,063.49
We hereby certify to tho correctness
Assurance Fund (or Reserve) $235,343,493.00
All other Liabilities .I 17,400.48
Total Liabilities .$238,460,893.48
Surplus '. 66,137,170.01
We hereby certify to the correctness
Insurance Department, Is 5235,032,507. For
We have examined the Accounts and Assets of the Society, and certify to the correctness of the foregoing statement
WM. A. WHEELOCK. J. H. DUNHAM. C. LEDYARD BLAIR. C. B. ALEXANDER. GEO. H. SQUIRE,
Special Committee of the Board of Directors.
JAMES W. ALEXANDER, President. JAMES H. HYDE, Vice-President.
GAGE E. TARBELL. Second VIce-Pres. GEORGE T. WILSON, Third VIce-Pres. WQL H. McINTYRE. Fourth VIce-Pres.
WILLIAM ALEXANDER. Secretary. THOMAS D. JORDAN, Comptroller. SIDNEY D. RIPLEY. Treasurer.
JAMES B. LORING, Registrar. EDWARD W. LAMBERT, M. D., and EDWARD CURTIS, M. D., Medical Directors
Chauncey M. Depew.
Wm. A. Wheelock.
Henry G. Marquand.
Cornelius N. Bliss.
George H. Squire.
Thomas D. Jordan.
C. B. Alexander.
Geo. W. Carleton.
John A. Stewart.
A. J. Cassatt
Robert T. Lincoln.
J. J. Astor.
Gage E. Tarbell.
Wm. H. Mclntyre.
Samuel M. Inman.
N. B. FOR
L. Samuel, Manager, 306 Oregonian Building,
UNION MINE STILL ON FIRE
SIXTY-FOUR ENTOMBED MIXERS
NOT YET REACHED.
Expected Flames Will Be Extln
gniiihed Today Financial Assist
ance for Distressed Families.
VANCOUVER, B. C, Feb. 17. Addi
tional details continue to come from the
Union mines on Vancouver Island, where
the horrible fatality occurred Friday fore
noon. The accident has thrown the towns
of Cumberland and Nanalmo Into a state
The Canadian Pacific Railway Com
pany's steamer Tartar arrived at Van
couver this afternoon from the coaling
station at Union, 12 miles from Cumber
land. She brought two passengers, H.
Raymond and George Bennett, both coal
miners. Neither had any theory as to
the cause of the explosion in No. 6 shaft.
In which the accident occurred. They
say the cause Is not known, and that
It will never be. When the Tartar left
Union at 7 o'clock this morning the latest
news fromNo. 6 shaft was that the flood
Ins process was being continued. The
fire was still burning, although not so
fiercely as during the preceding 36 hours.
The tremendous volume of water pouring
Into the mine from the continuous supply
furnished by an eight-Inch main was
gradually performing the desired service,
and by tomorrow it Is confidently expect
ed that the fire will be extinguished. It
will be several days, Raymond says, be
fore the bodies of the 64 entombed min
ers can be recovered, because after the
fire has been completely put out It will
be necessary to pump the water out of
tho mine before a rescuing party can
hope to remove the corpses now lying at
the bottom of the shaft.
Shortly before the Tartar sailed from
Union this morning the steamer Joan ar
rived, having on board Premier James
Dunsmulr, of the British Columbia Gov
ernment, who Is the principal owner of
the Cumberland mines. After leaving
Vancouver on the Joan, Saturday after
noon, Dunsmulr called at Nanalmo. He
started from that place for Union last
night, but a heavy sea swept the Gulf,
and as the wind arose, a blinding snow
storm made navigation difficult. The Joan
was compelled to return to Nanalmo at
midnight, making- a fresh start for Union
The families of the dead miners require
financial assistance, which will be forth
coming from more than one source. The
Mayor of Vancouver has already taken
steps to aid the bereaved families, and
other cities are taking similar action. In
the meantime. Premier Dunsmulr has or
dered the storekeepers at Cumberland to
give the distrssed families what supplies
they may need. '
MAY BE REACHED TUESDAY.
Present Indications Are Bodies Will
Be TaUen Out Then.
VICTORIA, B. C, Feb. 17. A special to
the Associated Press from the Union
After the arrival of Premier Dunsmulr
and party, shaft No. 5, which connects
with No. 6. which, like that shaft, has
been sealed, was opened and a big fan
was started to drive a volume of air
down and force back the gas and after
damp from No. G. At 3:40 Manager Lit
tle, Inspector of Mines McGregor, Thomas
Russell and a number of other mining
engineers went down and were below
about two hours. They reported on com
ing up at 5:30 P. M. that they had pro
ceeded in some 00 or J00 feet or more,
and that they had met a body of gas.
Life Assurance Society
Of the United States.
Forty-first Annua! Statement, for the Year Ending Dec. 31, 1900
postage and exchange
All other disbursements
Reduction of book values of
bonds purchased at a premium.
of the above statement.
of the above statement. The Reserve as per the Independent valuation of tho N. T.
Superintendent's certificate see Detailed Statement.
J. G. VAN CISE, Actuary. R. G. HANN, Assistant Actuary.
J. W. Alexander.
James H. Hyde.
T,pvl P Morton
Jacob H. Schlff.
Chas. S. Smith.
John J. McCook.
H. C. Haarstlck.
David H. Moffat.
Sidney D. Ripley.
V. P. Snyder.
Joseph T. Low.
Wm. A. Tower.
D. O. Mills.
Geo. J. Gould.
Geo. T. Wilson.
T. DeWltt Cuyler.
E. W. Lambert.
H." M. Alexander.
J. F. de Navarro.
M. E. Ingalls.
FURTHER PARTICULARS SEE DETAILED
They were pleased with the progress
made and some believe that they will be
able to get through to No. 6 and take
out the bodies tomorrow or Tuesday. No.
6 Is flooded to a depth of 42 feet, this
having been found sufficient to extin
guish the fire, for a party which went
down In No. 5 shaft found no smoke or
signs of fire. A heavy snow storm has
been prevailing here all day, in which
the Premier and party have been ex
posed hour after hour superintending the
OFFICIAL LIST OF DEAD.
Twenty Whites, Nine Jnpanese and
UNION, B. C, Feb. 17. The official list
of dead is as follows:
William Walker, aged 4S, married; leaves
wife and four children.
William Walker. 20.
George Walker, IS: both sons.
John Allison, 20.
Robert Steele, single, 30.
Robert Fleck, 40, married, wife and six
children In Scotland. ,
William Davis. 45, single. .
James Halliday, 45, married, wife and
family at Lethbridge, N. W. T.
Duncan Munro. 40, married, leaves wife
and six children.
John Whyte, 42, married, leaves wife
and five children.
Thomas Lord, 33, single.
WHHam Snedren, 40, married, wife and
family at Nanalmo; was golnp down into
mine to get tools, to proceed to Nanalmo
to bury a dead child.
Duncan Mclnnes, 50, widower.
George Turnbull, 22, married.
James Crosettf, 36, married, wife and
family In Turin, Italy.
Charles Dona, 30, married, wife and
Louis Simondi, 50, married.
Peter Bardlsonia, 33, married, wife and
Anton Macfadio, 28, single.
The last five are Italians. In all 20
white men, nine Japanese and 35 Chi
nese were killed.
Heavy Damage from Freshet.
THE DALLES. Feb. 17. Heavy damage
from tho rain storm of Friday night is
reported by settlers on Beaver
Creek. Orchards, berry patches and gar
dens were overflowed, and In several In
stances washed away by the torrent
Three thousand dollars will not cover
the loss sustained by Sandoz Bros., Er
Ickson. Kindt and Denton the principal
sufferers. The damage far exceeds that
of a fortnight ago, which storm was un
precedented. New Caie of Smallpox.
THE DALLES, Or., Feb. 17. A second
case of smallpox is reported here. The
victim, Bert ' Soxen, has been lying ill
five days In a house of III fame on Court,
between First and Second streets. Tha
doctors yesterday pronounced the disease
smallpox. Owing to want of repairs on
the pesthouse. the patient was not
moved there until tonight.
If Dabr Is Cutting: Teeth.
Be sure and use that old and well-tried remedy.
Mrs. WInslow's Soothing Syrup, for children
teething. It soothes the child, softens the guim,
allays all pain, cures wind colic and diarrhoea.
Have you had the "irrlppe?" If not you are
fortunate. But be ready to fight It successful
ly. Take Carter's Little Liver Pills. One pill
after each meal.
Two hundred and fifty thousand cases of
"grippe" in New York. Don't take any
chances. Guard yourself with Carter's Little
Liver Pills. One pill after each meal.
Do you want to Avoid "grippe"? If you do
brace yourself with Carter's Little Liver Pills.
Use them regularly. One pill after meals.
Premium Receipts g 4,39;! 38.69
Interest, Rents, etc .'...' 12,687,992.29
Death Claims $ 14,860,92.1
Endowments and deferred Q
dividend policies S393t'75
Surrender Values 1,91443.77
Dividends to Policyholders.. 3,481,640.6c
Paid Policyholders .$25,965,999.30
ALFRED W. MAINE, 2nd Auditor.
Instalment Policies stated at their commuted! values.
. ance $1,116,875,047.00
New Assurance $ 207,086,243.00
T. Jefferson Coolldge.
Sir Wm. C. Van Home.
Thomas T. Eckert.
-. Van Santvoord.
James H. Dunham.
C. Ledyard Blair.
Wm. H. Baldwin, Jr.
Thomas S. Young'.
OVERPOWERED THE JAILER
NINE PRISONERS IN SPOKANE
COUNTY JAIL ESCAPE.
Officer Soon Gained Release and Gave
Pursuit and Nearly Shot Citizen
Who Ran. From Him.
SPOKANE, Feb. 17. Arthur Spencer, of
San Francisco, charged with impersonat
ing a United States officer; Joe Harrison,
Luke McGluke, Mack McCreary, Philip
Anderson and James Moriarity, United
States prisoners charged with counter
feiting; Robert McAIpin, highway rob
bery; John Manning, burglary, and Ed
ward McGuire, crime against nature,
overpowered Jailer Thompson In tho
Spokane County jail this morning and
are now at large.
Thompson says he was seized from be
hind by prisoners who were hiding be
hind a door, was beaten into Insensibil
ity, robted of keys and revolver and
gagged to prevent an outcry. When tho
Jailer got loose he took a Winchester
and went out to look for the escaped
men. He spied a citizen who, frightened
by the jailer's appearance, started to run.
The jailer gave pursuit and began to
shoot at the man, who finally was res
cued by a jury out for an airing.
Posses have been sent out everywhere,
but not one of the jallbreakers has
Nine thousand bushels of wheat are be
ing shipped this week at Latah by tho
Pacific Coast Elevator Company.
Only keep it up long enough
and you will succeed in reduc
ing your weight, losing your
appetite, bringing on a slow
fever, and making everything
exactly right for the germs of
consumption. Stop coughing
and you will get well.
cures coughs. An ordinary
cough disappears in a single
night. The racking coughs o!
bronchitis soon quiet down.
And even the coughs of con
sumption are either completely
checked or -greatly lessened.
Three sizes: 25c., 50c, $1.00.
If your drunrfst cannot supply you, send us ona
dollar and wo will express a large bottle to you,
all charges prepaid. Be sure and give us youx
nearest express office. Address, J. C. ATZ& Co