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THE MORNING OBEGONIAN. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1901.
COMES UP TODAY
Reapportionment Bill to Be
Forced Through Senate.
DEMOCRATS WILL FILIBUSTER
They Plaa te Delay Action Until
Near Adjournment, So That 3Ieaa-
sre Cannot Be Pasaed Over
OLYMPIA, Feb. 20. The Jones reappor
tionment bill -was reported In the Senate
this mornlngr, and a determination was
Immediately shown by the Republicans to
force its passage as soon as possible. The.
reading of the report was the signal for
a sharp political fight, drawn on' strict
Wilshlre, the chairman of the commit
tee, made a motion that the bill be made
a special order for tomorrow morning, at
11 o'clock, and that in the meantime it be
printed. Tolman of Spokane, the leader of
the Democrats, moved as an amendment
that the bill be made a special order for
next Tuesday, and supported his motion
In a speech. In which he charged the Re
publicans with unfairness and of attempt
ing to railroad the measure through.
Wilshlre replied, and frankly declared
that the Republican majority in both
houses had determined to pass the bill
within such a time that it could be passed
over the Governor's veto before the ad
journment of the Legislature. Crow of
Spokane declared that this was a Repub
lican Legislature, and that the Republic
ans would exercise the right to pass such
an apportionment bill as they saw fit.
Hallett of Spokane, Democrat, declared
that the only fair feature of the bill was
the enacting clause, and that all the rest
Tolman's amendment was voted down
by a strict party vote, and Wllshlre's
original motion carried by the same vote.
The bill will accordingly be taken up to
The Jones' bill is also a special order
in the House for tomorrow afternoon,
and an effort will be made by the Re
publicans to pass the bill In both houses
tomorrow. A committee of the Demo
cratic caucus has drafted a substitute bill,
which will be offered in lieu of the Jones
bill. The Democrats announce their In
tention to fight the Jones bill to the bit
ter end, and It Is likely that they will fill
buster all day tomorrow, and, if possible,
delay the final vote In each house until
next week. Friday "Washington's birth
dayIs a legal holiday, and the Legisla
ture is going on an excursion to Everett,
which renders a session on Saturday im
possible. This fact will materially aid the
Democrats in their policy of delay.
Menitnre "Will Pnsn.
It is evident, however, that In the long
run the bill will pass, despite the efforts
of the opposition. The bill has the ap
proval of the Republican caucus In each
house, and must eventually win. The
Democrats will use every effort In their
power, however, to delay action upon It
until such a time as will put it In the
hands of the Governor when the Legisla
ture adjourns. This will give the Gov
ernor his opportunity, not only to veto it,
but to make his. veto effective.
Every Republican interest has been pla
cated in the bill, and the Democrats have
been given no consideration. This fact
has aroused the opposition of Senator
Turner's friends, many of whom are here
working with the Democratic minority
against the bill. Among the friends of
Senator Turner now here are: Martin J.
Maloney and Henry Drum, of Spokane;
Lee B. Hart and James F. McElroy, of
Seattle, and several other Democratic pol
iticians. SCHOOL BOOK BILL.
Gnnderson Mennurc In Favored by
OLYMPIA, "Wash., Feb. 20. By a vote
of 31 to 32 the House this afternoon went
on record as favoring the Gunderson
school book bill, which, if passed, will, at
the expiration of the present Westland
school book contract In 1904, do away with
the present uniform system of public text
books and in the meantime permit school
districts to purchase supplementary text
books and other necessary books not pro
vided for' in the existing Westland con
tract. The bill came up under special order
this .afternoon, and, after being slightly
amended and furnishing a subject for ex
tensive discussion, passed from second to
third reading. A motion to indefinitely
postpone was lost by the foregoing vote.
The bill was then sent to the engrossing
The provisions of the Gunderson bill
have already been outlined in detail In
The Orcgonlan. It divides the school dis
tricts of the state into two classes, first
and second, the former to consist of dis
tricts which maintain a high school of
not less than two-year courses of study.
Other school districts of the state are
placed In the second class. The books for
the districts of the .first class are to be
selected by a text-book commission of five
persons, including the city superintendent
or the principal of the high school, one
member of the Board of Education, and
three teachers. A County Board of Edu
cation is created, including the county su
perintendent, two teachers and two citi
zen taxpayers, who shall purchase books
for school districts of the second class.
The commissioners, to take office in
March. 1901, will hold office for three
years. Their duties until the expiration
of the Westland contracts will be con
fined to the purchasing of books outside
of those specified in the Westland con
tract. IN THE SENATE.
Bill to Make Penitentiary Self-Sustaining.
OLYMPIA, Wash.. Feb. 20. In the Sen
ate today a resolution was adopted direct
ing the judiciary committee to draft a
bill making the state penitentiary self
sustaining. The resolution provided that
the bill should be so drawn as to prevent
competition between convict and free la
bor. The Senate did but little business dur
lnc the session excent discuss thp rean.
portionment measure. No meeting of the
Senate was held this afternoon.
IX THE HOUSE.
Report of Committee .Which In
npected the Penitentiary.
OLYMPIA, Wash., Feb. 20. The House
this morning received the report of the
joint commission appointed to investi
gate the State Penitentiary. The com
mittee visited the Penltentary, February
10, and found everything to be In a fair
ly satisfactory condition.
It recommended the appropriation of
$140,000, asked for for the maintenance of
the institution for the next two years.
It is the contention of the committee that
it will be better to allow this appropria
tion than to meet a deficiency appropria
tion two years hence. The committee
recommends an additional appropriation
of $5000 for the repair and maintenance
of the Penitentiary farm; also a small ap
propriation for the establishment of a li
brary. The House and Senate today passed the
Andrews Joint memorial to Congress urg
ing relief for the veterans of the Indian
War, which occurred in the territorial
days of Oregon and Washington.
Buck of Spokane introduced a bill di
viding the state into three Congressional
districts. It is similar to those already
introduced. The three districts are made
The House passed two Senate bills de
fining the crime of kidnaping and provid
Senator Rand's bill to have all con
demned convicts executed in the
Penitentiary, instead" of In the County
Jail as heretofore, was taken up In the
House this afternoon. Dr. Brown, of
Spokane, offered an amendment to It
that the execution should be by electric
ity instead of by hanging and the amend
ment was adopted without comment or
division. Senator Rand said that so far
as he was concerned, he was willing to
have the Senate concur In the amend
ment. The bill is now In the hands of the
House engrossing committee.
ADOPTED BY HOUSE.
Memorial Favoring Pensions for In
dian War Veterans.
OLYMPIA. Feb. 20. The House today
passed the following Senate memorial by
Andrews relating to the relief of Indian
"To the Honorable the Senate and House
of Representatives in Congress assem
bled: "Your memorialists, the Legislature of
the State of Washington, respectfully rep
resent as follows:
"During, the early years of Oregon and
Washington territories there were wars
with the Indians of bloody and disastrous
character, in which both territorial and
United States authorities were resisted by
the savages, and In which the scattering
settlements were destroyed and the people
massacred or driven off.
"The men of the two territories rose in
arms, and. In defending their lives and
families, overcame the enemy. This was
done under the calls of their respective
Governors, and almost without help from
the military of the United States, the vol
unteers often furnishing their own ani
mals, their own clothes, their own weap
ons and their own food, in a defense
which they had a right to expect from the
Nation, but which the Nation at the time
was unable to give.
"Property and services were then taken
for the Government that were rated by a
Government commission as worth $5,011,
459. This value was ruthlessly cut in half
In the Treasury Department, and less
than half the half that remained was paid
to the settlers and volunteers for their
sacrifices of time, blood and money. After
waiting many years, the volunteers were
given regular Army pay in a depreciated
currency, the men in the ranks receiving
$13 per mjnth, worth not to exceed $7 or
$8 In gold, for risking their lives and giv
ing their services in one of the hardest
campaigns of modern Indian warfare. For
the property destroyed they received noth
ing, and for that taken by the Govern
ment, next to nothing.
"Of the 4526 Oregon volunteers and 1S95
Washington volunteers of those terrible
days, half a century ago, 90 per cent are
dead, and the 10 per cent remaining are
old men, averaging 70 years and more,
worn, feeble, many of them helpless, and
the majority financially Impoverished.
Their work, taken in connection with their
acts as pioneers, was of untold value to
the Nation, and was worthy of the warm
est, most generous recognition at the
hands of the general Government. They
assisted materially In preventing Great
Britain from acquiring and holding this
region, and in doing so they added to the
country at large an empire In area and re
sources, from which three states have
since been formed. If ever gratitude was
due to citizens for public services. It was
to the pioneers of Oregon and Washing
ton, and their neglect and their wrongs
by a great and powerful Government have
been shameful, indeed."
BOND ISSUE OF $U5,O00t
To Be Let by Vancouver for Funding:
VANCOUVER. Wash.. Feb. 20. The
City Council today advertised for bids for
$45,000 In municipal bonds. Bids are to
bo received March 25. The proposed is
su Is to be as follows. Then $500 bonds
redeemable in five years; 20 $500 bonds re
deemable in 10 years; 20 $500 bonds re
deemable in 15 years, and 20 $10,000 bonds
redeemable In 20 years. The city is to
have option to redeem all after 15 years.
The city already has had an offer for the
entire issue at 4 per cent. The issue is
made for the purpose of funding the re
maining portion of a $50,000 Issue made In
1891. which is held by N. W. Harris ft
Son. and draws 6 per cent Interest.
Ten thousand dollars of these bonds is
just being paid off by the city out of
the sinking fund. By the terms of the
issue the city has option to redeem all
after 10 years.
Officials of the Quartermaster's Depart
ment at the Barracks have about com
pleted the purchase of 500 horses for
cavalry in the Philippines. In accordance
with a recent order of the War Depart
ment only about 200 are needed now to
complete the number required.
ADDRESS OX RAILROADS.
By C. II. Mnrkliam Before the Uni
versity of OrcRon.
EUGENE. Or., Feb. 20. C. H. Mark
ham, general freight and passenger
agent of the Southern Pacific Company,
lectured last night before the University
students on "Railway Transportation."
He traced the history of railroad build
ing in England and the United States and
explained in detail the system of organi
zation and management of the railway of
today. He paid special attention to the
traffic department and made a careful
presentation of the general facts pertain
ing to rate-making, scalping, and railroad
At the close of the lecture Mr. Mark
ham requested that the students present
ask questions concerning the policy and
management of the railroads, and q half
hour was spent in answering the queries
of the students.
A large audience, composed of stu
dents, faculty and business men, listened
to the address.
Plans of the University.
At the regular assembly this morning.
Dr. Strong spoke a few words concern
ing the policy of the University and the
relation of students to the institution.
He said that the University Is now un
dergoing a transitory period and that it
will soon be on a plane that will mean a
University in every sense of the word.
He cdmmented upon the increased appro
priation and the present friendly feeling
with which the University is regarded by
the general public. He made a general
comment upon the manner in which the
newly appropriated, funds will be dis
VANCOUVER, Wash., Feb. 20. Major
Johnson today received a communication
from Dr. Ella Whipple Marsh, now of
Pasadena, Cal., formerly of this city, in
which she compliments the Mayor in
terms of the highest praise for the stand
he has taken for suppression of vice. Dur
ing her residence in this city Dr. Whipple,
as she was familiarly known, was a
strong and persistent temperance advocate
and worker, and was elected County Su
perintendent of Schools and later City
Pursuit of Escaped Prisoners.
SPOKANE. Wash., Feb. 20. Three men.
believed to be members of the party
of nine who escaped from the Spokane
county Jail Sunday morning, are being
pursued by a posse through the country
along the Spokane River. 20 miles below
the city. Arthur Spencer, who was In
Jail for impersonating a United States
official, and whose record extends from
Mexico to British Columbia, is believed
to be one of the fleeing trio. Six of the
escaped prisoners are still at large.
.First Mail From Nome.
SEATTLE. Feb. 20. The first mail from
Nome arrived in Seattle at an early hour
this morning. It consisted of six pouches
containing about 2000 letters. Tho latest
left Nome on November 23,
GETS NO SCEPTER
Judge of Multnomah'Will Not
SCHEME FAILED IN THE SENATE
Latter Parts of Bingham Direct Pri
mary Bill Have Been Substituted
In Committee Report With
a Fevr Change.
SALEM, Or., Feb. 20. Edward Bing
ham, author of the Australian ballot law
In this state, will doubtless be surprised
when he learns that the latter portions of
his direct primary bill, making some
necessary amendments to the general
election laws, have been substituted in a
report for Senate bill 180. which provided
that the County Judge appoint two capa
ble and discreet persons to. constitute an
Senate bill ISO was Introduced by Sen
ator Hunt, and was part of the plan to
make Judge Cake supreme ruler of coun
ty affairs. It was not a popular measure,
and none of its provisions is found in the
report which has been submitted with the
recommendatfon that It pass as amended,
consequently it will not be necessary for
the County Judge of Multnomah to test
his ability In the selection of those two
capable and discreet citizens to act with
him In appointing all of the Judges and
clerks of election, and to make the offi
cial canvass of the election returns.
Mr. Bingham will probably be pleased to
know that his efforts to secure some
needed reform to the election laws have
not been entirely without recognition, but
may not be satisfied that there have been
a few additions, and perhaps a change
or two, to the remaining parts of his bill,
said to have been suggested by C. E.
Lockwood. Just what these are can only
be ascertained by a careful comparison of
the report and Mr. Bingham's work.
Provisions of Dlnghnm Bill.
Mr. Bingham's amendments to the elec
tion law, as contained In the second chap
ter of his direct primary bill, provide
that no election precinct shall contain
more than 300 electors. In precincts of
more than 150 electors, a double election
ward is provided for, one to relieve the
other in counting the ballots. No Judge
of election shall have a pencil In his hand
while engaged In reading ballots, provi
sions are made for objections being made
to the personnel of Judges and clerks, to
be heard by the County Court, and numer
ous other changes, all of which have been
heretofore published. It was provided that
In Presidential years the registration
books be reopened In September, and this
does not appear In the present bill as
reported. This omission is. however, said
to have been unintentional, and that the
missing section will again be incorporated
in the bill.
Elsht-Hour Bill Indefinitely Post
poned by Senate.
BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 20. Practically noth
ing was done in the House today. The af
ternoon was frittered away on debate on
the sheep Inspector bill. At adjournment
the bill was exactly where It was when
first taken up. A bill was passed In the
.morning, but after lunch reconsideration
was ordered, and it was defeated.
Bills were passed as follows:
Mounce, compelling attendance at free
boarding-schools of children of school age.
This Is Intended to compel the Indian
children at the Nez Perces agency to at
tend such schools.
In the Senate.
The bill appropriating $3000 a year for
the free traveling library was passed. Half
of this amount Is to purchase books.
Other bills passed were as follows: By
Gooding, allowing each political party a
representative at the secret counting of
votes under the double systern of count
ing. By Gooding, relieving women from Jury
By Smith, making liquor licenses pay
able annually only, and In advance.
A bill by Ballantyne, raising the sal
ary of State Treasurer from $1000 to $1500
a year was introduced.
The eight-hour bill from the House was
indefinitely postponed. At caucus to
night the fusion members made another
apportionment agreement, this time mak
ing the number of Representatives 46. Un
der this new agreement Latah loses two
Representatives, Ada one, Bannock one.
Canyon one, Nez Perces gains one, and
Strong Effort In House to Detent the
BOISE, Idaho. Feb. 20. A strenuous ef
fort is being made to kill the Irrigation
bill now pending In the House. This
measure was prepared under the per
sonal supervision of State Engineer Ross,
and embraces all the features of the Wy-
omlng Irrigation law, which has stood the
test of three years. The Idea apparently
prevails here that the bill Is too far
reaching and that state supervision ts
not a good thing. It was prepared for
the purpose of providing a water law
which would recognize equality of hold
ers of rights, and uniformity of rates.
The opinion prevails that, with some
minor modifications, the bill will pass.
An afterclap of the failure to pass the
resolution requesting the Governor to
abolish martial law In Shoshone County
has come. People from the north openly
state that the Governor pledged himself
to this before election. Tills makes quite
significant the words of Representative
Hart, Republican, of Fremont County,
who, in explaining his vote against the
"I can hardly understand the purport
of this resolution. It looks to me as
though the Governor would like to sec
martial law abolished, but has not the
backbone to do it on his own responsi
bility; or that the Legislature is disposed
to compel him to do something he docs
not wish. Either proposition I am op
The friends of the administration, of
course, deny all these things, but there
are Fuslonlsts who "look wise and say
It Is said the appropriations commit
tee, whose chairman Is Thomas Heney
of Shoshone County, and on which there
is no Republican member, has threatened
to "hold up" every appropriation bill
presented by opponents of their pet meas
ures. So far the whip has served.
The "dynamite element" has been suc
cessful In everything it has presented
excepting the martial law resolution. The
bill creating an arbitration commission
has passed. The bill compelling the put
ting up of $5000 bond by employment
agents; the bill making a felony of se
curing laborers for any position by false
representations; the bill making eight
hours a day's work; the bill giving the
executive officers the right to "enact reg
ulations tending to the welfare and
health of persons engaged In ore reduc
tion works, smelters," etc; the bill do
ing away with the "fellow servant"
clause of the present law all these are
"dynamite" bills which have passed at
least one body. And more are to come.
The northern people say the bills they
want to pass must pass, and in this they
have the backing of the "boy speaker."
Their insistence has caused a split In the
I Fusion ranks. Tie Republicans, while in
the minority, are reliable people and
have Fusion support in many measures
IDAHO'S GAMBLING LAW.
Vote by Which the Legislature Re
fused to Repeal It.
BOISE, Feb. 20. The most bitter fight
of the session was settled yesterday morn
Ing when the bill repealing the present
anti-gambling law was killed by a vote
of 32 to 13, four members being absent.
It was a fusion measure. The provisions
made were to repeal the present law pro
hibiting gambling, making the vice and
Its licensing a matter of local option In
the sevral counties. Some three weeks
ago the Republicans in caucus agreed to
oppose the bill on every point. When the
vote was taken this morning many fu
slonlsts were found who favored law and
order and morality. The vote being es
pecially interesting, it is herewith given,
together with the county from whence
To kill the bill Adams, Populist, from
Washington County; Allen, Republican,
Oneida; Alley, Republican, Ada; Ander
son, Republican, Fremont; Bangs, Sliver
Republican, Latah; Camp, Republican,
Ada; Demlng, Democrat, Lemhi; Driskel,
Republican, Latah; Durant, Republican,
Oneida; Erlcson. Sliver Republican, Blng
ham; French, Republican, Latah; Hart,
Republican, Fremont; Hlattt Republican.
Boise; Howell, Democrat, 'Bear Lake;
Hunt, Republican, Bannock; Hunter, Pop
ulist, Latah; Ingllng, Republican, Ban
nock; Jensen, Republican. Bannock; Kll
born, Democrat, Washington; Metcalf,
Silver Republican. Bingham; Mounce,
Democrat, Nez Perces; Munson, Republi
can, Latah; Pence, Republican, Canyon;
Pyke, Republican, Fremont; Richards,
Republican, Canyon; Snow, Republican,
Canyon; Stephenson, Republican, Ada;
Sweetser Republican, Ada; Frlesch, Dem
ocrat, Nez Perces; Walters, Democrat,
LIncoln;Yates, Republican, Ada; Tearlan,
Democrat, Lemhi. Total, 32.
For the bill Brennan, Democrat, Bear
Lake; Davis, Sliver Republican, Owyhee;
HIney, Populist, Shoshone; Kelley, Pop
ulist, Shoshone: Mandell, Democrat,
Blaine; McKlnlay, Democrat, Shoshone;
Miller, Populist. Boise; Moore, Democrat,
Idaho; Oxley, Democrat, Shoshone; Pence,
Democrat, Owyhee; Powell, Democrat,
Custer; Smith, Democrat, Idaho; White,
Silver Republican. Kootenai. Total. 13.
Absent and not voting Davis, Demo
crat, Elmore; Dwyer, Populist, Kootenai;
Hage, Silver Republican, Blaine; Scott,
Silver Republican, Kootenai. Total, 4.
Just a glance will analyze the vote.
It settles the gambling question In Idaho
for at least another two years.
In this connection, the bill by Kllborn,
Democrat, of Washington County, Is hav
ing some consideration. It provides for
the payment of informers In gambling
cases of one-half the fines, and In case
of conviction but no collection of fine,
the informer gets $25 from the county.
Whether the bill can pass is doubtful,
though a good number clearly and em
phatically favor It.
Teachers Want Metric System.
The following petition was presented
this morning, being referred to the com
mittee on state affairs, federal relations
and public debt:
"Your memorialists, the teachers of the
public schools of Boise, respectfully urge
your honorable body to petition the Con
gress of the United States for the pass
age of a bill establishing the metric
system of weights and measures through
out this country, and requiring Its use
in all Government and official work.
"And your memorialists would further
respectfully memorialize your honorable
body, to enact such, measures as may be
necessary for the practicable and univer
sal adoption of the said metric system of
weights and measures throughout the
State of Idaho."
It was signed by 53 teachers.
STATE BUILDING AT LEWISTON.
Bill In Legislature Appropriating
?12,000 for Purpose.
BOISE, Feb. 20. Representatives
Mounse and Trlesch, of Nez Perces Coun
ty, today presented a bill providing for
an appropriation of $12,000, to be utilized
In the erection of a Supreme Court
building at Lewiston, and the purchase
of a library for same.
The passage of this bill is looked for
ward to with great anxiety by Its pro
moters. They state It Is one of the moat
important and necessary measures before
the body. Lewiston needs such an ed
ifice and library, and as the state in
creases In population the necessity will
constantly increase. It Is pointed out
that at present, when sessions of the
court are held at Lewiston, much delay
and some expense are Incurred. In trans
porting from the library at Boise the
law books necessary.
Little Salmon Road.
BOISE, Feb. 20. House bill. No. 22, by
Moore, which passed the Senate with one
unimportant amendment, has been sent to
the Governor for signature. The amended
measure received unanimous support in
The bill appropriates $12,000 for comple
tion of the Little Salmon wagon road,
in Washington and Idaho Counties. The
road has for years been necessary, but"
Its completion has been deferred from
time to time.
Quotations of Mining' Stocks.
SPOKANE. Feb. 20. The closing quotations
for mining stocks today were:
Bid. Ask. I
Amer. Boy ..10i WilMtn. Elon
10 lOHrlMorn. Glory... C-
Butte & Bos.
4a Prln. Maud... 2 2
4 Qullp 28 32
3 Hamb. Car....3Hi 31
3U, Republic 43g 47
7V Reservation .. 3ft 4&
2H Boss. Giant ... 3$ 4
204 Sullivan 12ft 13
42 Tom Thumb ..13ft 14
8 Waterloo ,k.. 3 3&
Deer Trail .. 2i
Evenlns Star. 0
Gold Ledge... 1;4
I. X. L 18
Iron Mask ..3.1
L.. P. Surp.... 7
Miller Creek. 1
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 20. The official clos
ing quotations tor mining stocks today were:
Alpha Con .
Justice $0 05
Best & Belcher...
Challenge Con ...
Con. Cal. & Va...
Con. Imperial ....
Crown Point ....
Gould & Curry...
Hale & Norcross.
Occidental Con ..
Overman . ...1....
Seg. Belcher ....
Sierra Nevada ...
rellow Jacket ....
NEW YORK. Feb. 20. Mining etocks today
closed as follows:
Adams Con $0 201Llttle Chief $0 15
Alice 42!OntarIo 7 00
Breece 1 75Ophlr 70
Brunswick Con... 351Phoenlx 0
Comstock Tunnel. 45 Potosl 8
Con. Cal. & Va... 1 55Savage 10
Deadwood Terra.. 50 Sierra Nevada ... 25
Horn Silver 1 lCl Small Hopes C5
Iron Silver CS.Standard 4 2,0
Leadvllle Con ... 0
BOSTON, Feb. 20,
OOlHumboldt $ 50 00
75 Osceola. 88 00
Adventure $ 12
BIng. M. Co.... 17
Amal. Copper.. IK)
Boston & Mont. 324
Butte & Boston 81
Cal. & Hecla.. 850
00 Parrott 47 00
50Qulncy 174 00
00, Santa Fe Cop... 7 00
OOlTamorack 334 00
OOIUtah Mining ... 33 00
SOlWinona ........ (1 25
00 Wolverines 52 12
Provincial Legislature Opens Today.
VICTORIA, B. C., Feb. 20. There Is a
big gathering in town for the opening of
the Provincial Legislature, additional in
terest being added to the event through
the attendance of the South African vol
unteers as the guests of the province.
The city 'is' Illuminated in honor of the
heroes, and many entertainments are ar
ranged for them.
GOLDENDALE. -Wash., Feb. 20. Indi
viduals are at Goldendale this week, ar
ranging to put In an electric light plant.
Six Inches of snow has fallen here since
SMALL HOPE FOR TRAPS
THE SENATE FAVORS RESTRICTING
THEM FROM COLUMBIA.
Has Adopted House Amendment
Measure Will Be Reported.
SALEM, Or., Feb. 20. The fish trap men
met their Waterloo in the Senate today,
when the fish bill came from the House.
Senator Fulton Introduced an amendment
abolishing fish wheels and fish traps on
the Columbia River and Its tributaries,
beginning January 1. 1002. The bill as it
passed the House applies to the Rogue,
Umpqua, Tillamook and all other salmon
streams in the state, except the Columbia
Senator Fulton said that In 1SS5 the sal
mon pack amounted to 550,000 to 600,000
cases, valued at $1,500,000 to $2,000,000, and
was now reduced to 250,000 cases In round
numbers. Fish wheels and traps were
condemned by the Senator In an eloquent
speech. He explained that the river was
so literally covered with fish wheels that
It was utterly Impossible for salmon to
get to the spawning grounds to supply
spawn to keep up the propagation on thl3
The matter was discussed at consider
able length by Senators Johnston, Booth,
Mays. Smith of Baker, Smith of Mult
nomah and others. Towards the close of
the speechmaklng. Senator Fulton made
the statement that the House had adopted
this amendment, but by some peculiar
legerdemain it did not get into the bill,
which came to the Senate without It.
The motion to adopt the amendment was
A motion to adopt certain minor amend
ments was lost, and the bill was referred
to the fisheries committee, with instruc
tions to report tomorrow.
St. Helens Items.
ST. HELENS, Or., -Feb. 20. The old
Musgrove ranch, on Sauvie's Island, con
sisting of S00 acres, has been sold to D. S.
Reeder and J. S. Akin, for $11,000.
Last evening Avon Lodge, K. of P., cele
brated the 37th anniversary of the order
of Knights of Pythias. The address of
welcome, by Dr. H. R. Cliff, was respond
ed to by Judge Kallahan.'of Kalama. W.
F. MaglU, of Kalama, delivered a very in
teresting historical address. The pro
gramme was Interspersed with short
speeches. The evening closed with a ban
quet. There were about 100 knights and
their ladles in attendance.
AT THE HOTELS.
J A Cranston, city
J H McChesncy, Ever
John Knox, Chicago
O F Paxton. city
H Shaw. N Y
M Stern. San Fr
D A McGlnnK St PI
H F Gordon. San Fr
II Mlsh. San Fr
C W Roane. Springfld
E B Dana. N Y
A A Hearl. N Y
W F Kirk. Wash. D C
Mrs W C Pearce. Ta
coma W T Gray. Salem
T O HUbourn. Chgo
Chas W Plxo. San Fr
B J W Brewster,
Washington, D C
Mr & Mrs Geo H Hol
land & dtr, St Louis
W B Dennis & w. Spok
F P Abbott & wife.
G N Pcnrod & wf. do
W B Gray. St Paul
H E Gray. St Paul
S F Juda. San Fr
L. A Knox. Centralla
Geo "W Dutton. San Fr
Geo Z Buffum, St L
S H Bfosell. Mlnnpls
Mr & Mrs C M Couch.'D J Macdonald. Oaklnd
IF B Gouday. U S S
Geo K Burton, San Fr
F W Pettygrove, San F
G W Brown, Cincinnati
W E Holcomb. S F
G T VHIett8. city
E B Parsons, Los Anglj
"W J Conners. city Frank Koontz, Butte
Jas Wright, NvYamhl Ed McGovern. Butto
O D Glbjson. "Walla W A Sandon, Butto
Arthur B Clark, SpoknJLouls Elliott. "Two
Mrs A B Clark, do I Hearts" Co
Ike Rosenblatt, San Fr,F J Martin. McMInnvl
E B Partridge, Moro W H Wolf. McMInnvl
C S Brumbach, Moro lAmos Hutchinson.
Mrs C S Brumbach, do) New berg, Or
J C Broad, Spokane J F Knapp, Charles
H V Gates. Hlllsboro ton. S C
AV H Hawley. PendltnrA F Hamill. Seattle
John McAUster, Pros- Mrs A F Hnmlll. do
ser. Or X L Riley. St Cloud
Mrs L, Duchea, Seattle' airs A L. KUey. do
L F Hall. San Fran
A Ezelle, Elgin, Or
Mrs A Daub. Castle Rk
Miss C M Ekholm. do
Mrs A C Stark, Fir
Miss A Stark, do
Master C Stark, do
"W S Couch. Sumpter
Mrs W S Couch, do
C H "Warren. Cathlamt
J C Ross, Cathlamet
E G Cox. "Walla W
W E Frazler. Albany
S B Huston. Hlllsboro
A L McLeod. Lewiston
A J Hawley, Monmth
Mrs A J Hawley, do
Harold Hawley. do
J F Groncke, Or
Thos H Haupt. Find-
Mrs W N Hajes. Aber
Miss C A Patterson, do
W J Patterson. do
D H Hickev. St Paul
Geo Stone. Seattle
A F Coats. Aberdeen
J F Bell. St Louis
J B "Wlllaid. St Louis
Mrs E R Slain. Heppnr
E E Williams, Oreg C
Bertha Palmer, Bridal
M G St John. Clear
Lake. S D
John O Estes, Salem
O C Blaney. Clarks. Or
G Johnson, N 1
S L Cronlnwhlte, N Y
Miss Archer, N Y
L KaufTman, San Fr
A H Brown, Boston
U Purdv. Lo-? Angls
Wm Sanden, Salem
Chas Roy. Los Angeles
J F Morrill. Eugene
C F Hobart. Spokane
J E Harris. Vancouver
J A Carter, San Fr
iH S Brunley. Seattle
S Kinady. Kalama P C Ellsworth. Seattle
August Roes, Kalama
V Roy Bennett. Ketch
Geo S "Warren. Boise
James Silllck. Hen
II M Sllntenburg,
White. S D
S J Beck, Ostrander
I "W Beck, Ostrander
C. W. Knowles. Manager.
Jas Kerr. Oregon City
A B Lamberson, city
E Clossct. clty
Hattle L Ricks, city
A B Peck. Phlla
G H Chilcote. San Fr
Mrs Closset. city
C vv Hodges. San Fr
Geo C Catlctt. San Fr.Jas A Fee, Pendleton
E B Parsons, Los Ang Geo W Brown. Rosebg
G M Booth. Moscow L F Conner. Lakeview
"W D Creighton. Phlla iJ H Ross. Toledo, Or
G B Kaufman. S F
J H Lutz. Toledo. Or
Marie L "Ware. Eugene
M M Dickson, Mar-
Mrs Dickson, do
A J Esany, Frisco
Mrs Esany. Frisco
W H Bylngton. San Fr
L D Jacks. Salem
Leo Schawn, Dalles
T J Van Outeren, Oak
land A S Bennett. Dalles
B S Oliver. Burns
Mrs Oliver. Burns
N A Campbell. Chicago
Mrs Cecil. Arlington
Chas E Goodell. S F
M II Brcgston, Burns
E H Morrison. LaCrosiE V Pandroff. city
J "W Soncs, La Crosse IA II Stevens. St Paul
H Robinson, do IF woouey. baiem
Jas Newlands, Nelson, 1
G Leonard. San Fr
W S Comstock. San Fr
A B Snyder, San Fr
Wm M Meyer. San Fr
Chas A Cameron, Pen
J K McGregor, S F
J S Cooper. Indp
J A Carson. Salem
B Flnlay. Woodburn
W F Krelner. Gr Past
G P Klnzley, ArllngtniJ Rcid. Astoria
Mrs H Logan. Dalles
Miss Minnie Lay. do
Miss C V Davis, do
May Enrlght. city
THE ST. CHARLES.
Aug Sandberg, Seaside Dan Allen. Stella
J H Caldwell, Ambo.jG Broughton. Oreg Cy
Wash H West, Scappoose
W S Sosaway. Battle R B Cole. Astoria
Ground J A Bonney, Hubbard
R W Lelghton. Spokn C M Think. Ilwaco
L B Fullerton. Camas W T Harris, Acme
F L Kelly. Indp L Tullock. Beavertoa
John Stubbs. Molalla T D Garrison, city
Ralph Batty. Molalla IWirt Hong. Cal
A G Kapeller. Seaside (Aug Tong. Cal
F A Mulkey. AberdeeniT P Fulz. Cal
F E Seward. Astoria Hattle Fulz. Cal
M Rothcock. Dalles H Morgan, city
B C Shurtleff. Glen- It R Runyon. city
wood. Wash T G Miller, clty
Mrs B C Shurtleff. do II D Lincoln. San Fr
C Olmstead, CathlametlC R Hall, Arizona
M M Dobbins. Astoria A Christian. Oakland
Mrs M M Dobbins, do Geo Rockey. Stella
F M Fales. Fales' LdglGeo J Baker, city
C II Stephens. Goble t a. aiacaanaia.Muuno
Alfred Lund. Aberdeen!! w uimsieaa. Astoria
Clara Pearson, city
ir iioweu. uregon city
H C McBee. city
M F Altron, city
C J Jackfon. St Paul
W H Andrus. Oreg Cy
L W Bobbins. Molalla
Harry Woolver, Low
Wm H Bridges, do
John Walton. Carlton
Edw Burt. Carlton
J W Back, Maygers
J L Wood & wf. Vancv
W H Eaton, Jasper
W J Campbell, Cor-
A Studell, Eufaula
J M Rice. Clatskanle
J P McEmery. Dalles
B Howard. Goble
W H Eaton. Goble
F A Terry. Cal
A Jones. Eugeno
J A Cain. Sheridan
E R Grochan. Duluth
Frank Srotlard. As
I Miss May McClann.
Geo Shortledge. Oreg C
Frank Leonard, Astoria
C W Lorerrcn. Quincy
J B Loregren, Quincy
um Stewart. Scappoos
Emu Loregren, Quincy
Geo Loregren. Quincy
W Carlton, Salem
W S Garroway, Battle
Hotel Brunswick. Senttle,
European; first-class. Rates. 75c and up.
One block from depot. Restaurant next
Tacoma Hotel. Tacoma.
American plan. Rates. $3 and up.
Donnelly Hotel. Tacoma.
European plan. Rates. 50c and up.
An Injustice Corrected.
ALBANY, Or., Feb. 20. Recently there
appeared in a number of the papers of
Oregon an account of the inheritance by
W. A. E. Moore, now In Sing Sing prison,
from an uncle, o'f $125,000. with the state
ment that his wife, Fayne Strahan Moore,
formerly of this state, was performing
as a gaiety girl in London. A letter re
ceived In this city from the mother of
Mrs. Moore, of Atlanta, Ga., shows that
this did Mrs. Moore a great Injustice.
John F. Miller.
SALEM, Or.. Feb. 20:-GeneraI John F.
Miller, a pioneer legislator, Indian fight
er and business man, died In this city
last night, aged 76 years. He had been
ill several months, and gradually sank
until his death.
Deceased was born In Kentucky in 1S25.
In 1S45 he enlisted In the United States
Army and served through the Mexican
War, distinguishing himself in many
hard-fought battles. When the American
Army withdrew from Mexico, he returned
to his home In Kentucky, and In 1S50
started for Oregon, coming across the
plains by ox team. He settled in Jackson
County, and at once Identified himself
with the progress of that section, and
aided materially In the development of
In 1853 he was elected a Representative
In the Territorial Legislature from Jack
son County, serving with distinction. Soon
after this he organized a company of vol
unteers to fight the Indians, the confed
eracy of the Southern Oregon tribes hav
ing opened a destructive warfare against
the American settlers. As Captain of this
volunteer company, he did splendid serv
ice for the people of the Rogue River
country- In 1S73, the time of the Modoc
trouble, he was again on the ground,
where his services were most needed, and
he took part in the famous campaign
which resulted In the expulsion of this
tribe from Oregon. Later he was appoint
ed Indian agent In Southern Oregon, but
held this position only for a short time,
his business interests requiring his entire
For many years he had been a resident
of Salem, where he enjoyed the fruits of
the labor of his earlier years. He was
president of the first woolen mills com
pany organized In Salem, and was identi
fied with many enterprises. During the
past few years he had extensive livestock
interests In Klamath and Lake Counties,
where he spent portions of the Summer
He left four daughters Mrs. S. L. Hay
den and Mrs. J. H. Coleman, of this city;
Mrs. Dawson, of San Francisco, and Mrs.
J. W. Cook, of Portland.
Sirs. D. G. Olds.
GOLDENDALE, Wash., Feb. 20. Mrs.
D. G. Olds, an Oregon pioneer, died at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. N. B. Brooks,
February 19, after an illness of six weeks.
Deceased was born in Bennington, Vt.,
June 6, 1&26. In 1S46. she moved to Cold
water, Mich., where she was married to
D. G. Olds, on April 2. 1S19.
They crossed the plains In 1S52, settling
near what Is now known as Mlddleton, In
Washington County, where they resided
for 46 years. In June, 1S99. they moved
to Goldendale. to reside with their daugh
ter, Mrs. X. B. Brooks.
The deceased was a member of the Pio
neer Association, and for many years reg
ularly attended their annual reunions.
Besides her husband, two sons and two
daughters survive her. These are: F. M.
Olds, F. A. Olds and Mrs. Hattle E. Ty
son of Mlddleton, Or., and Mrs. X. B.
Brooks, of Goldendale.
Fatal Fall Down a Shaft.
SEATTLE. Feb. 20. John Callan. a
miner employed at the Franklin mine,
was killed by a fall down a 120-foot shaft
on Tuesday night. He and several other
workmen were sinking a new shaft, and.
after a blast had been fired, they ad
vanced to the mouth of the shaft to re
place some boards. Callan approached too
near and slipped in, falling feet foremost.
He lived four hours.
Signed by Governor.
SALEM. Feb. 20. The Governor today
signed Senate bill 213 to forbid street-car
companies taking more than 5 cents fare
in Portland, and Senate bill 11, commonly
called the Daly educational bill.
Italian Steamer Loit.
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 20. The officials
of the Atlantic Transport Company today
recelved news of the loss at sea of the
Made from the choicest
fruits and grains grown in
The most wholesome
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coffee and tea.
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nerve-force. That is why such disorders as neuralgia, headache,
backache, indigestion, worry, irritable temper and loss of sleep,
that depress the spirits and weaken the nerves, also destroy the
vitality. To maintain your vital power and resistive strength sea
to it that the" nerves are strong and healthy.
"I had iTtMfi in poor health for years, and had taken
msny lands of remedies; but I did not seem to get better.
At last I had a ecvere attack of LaGrippe which com
pletely unnerved me. I began taking Dr. Miles' Nerv
ine, and it did me so much good that when I had used
tour bottles I was looking better and feeling better than
in fliteen years before."
J. W. TJdy, 1003 Center St., DesMoines, Iowa.
feeds and strengthens the nerves, gives zest to the appe
tite, tone to the digestion and builds up the vital power to
resist attacks of disease.
Sold by druggists on a guarantee. Dr. Miles Medical Co., Elkhart, Ind.
A dull, throbbing' pain, accompanied
by a sense of tenderness and heat low
down in the side, with an occasional
shooting' pain, indicates inflammation.
On examination it will be found that
the region of pain shows some swelling-.
This is the first stage of ovaritis,
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of your house leaks, my sister, you have
it fixed at once ; why not pay the same
respect to your own body ?
You need not, you ought not to let
yourself go, when one of your own sex
Mrs. Ansa Astox.
holds out the helping1 hand to you, and
will advise you without money and
without price. Mrs. Pinkham's labora
tory is at Lynn, Mass. Write a letter
there telling all your symptoms and
get the benefit of the greatest experi
ence in treating female ills.
44 1 was suffering- to such an extent
from ovarian trouble that my physi
cian thought an operation would ba
"Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound having been recommended to
me, I decided to try it. After using"
several bottles I found that I was
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A enlist Tells C:
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my practise for 15 years, and believe it tc.
oe the most delightiul as well
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Italian steamship Jupiter. The crew has
been landed at Bermuda. All of the crew
were rescued, with the exception of the
captain, Zannero, and the chief engineer,
who are supposed to have, been drowned.
Flnnl Papers Xot Yet Signed.
PITTSBURG, Pa., Feb. 20. The latest
report In Pittsburg on the Carnegie-Morgan
deal is that while representatives of
all the Moore companies, the Carnegie
Company, the Federal Steel, American
Steel & Wire, National Tube and Ameri
can Bridge Company have participated
in .the negotiations not a single Interest
has yet signed final papers. Confidence
is expressed, however, in the deal "ulti
mately going through.
Lizard. Feb. 20. Passed Westernland,
from Xew York, for Antwerp.
Boulogne, Feb. 20. Arrived Statendam.
from New York, for Rotterdam and pro
ceeded. Cherbourg. Feb, 20. Sailed Kaiser Wil
helm der Grosse, from Bremen and Soutn
amton, for New York.
New York. Feb. 20 Arrived Lahn, from
Bremen; Werra, from Naples, Genoa, etc
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