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THE MORNING OREGONIAtf, FRIDAY. 'FEBRUARY 22, 1901.
NOW UP TO ROGERS
Jones' Reapportionment Bill
Passed Both Houses,
WAS A REPUBLICAN VICTORY
Democrat Solid In Opposition, and
Leader In Senate Said Not Only
It, but Others, IVonld be
"Butchered" by Governor.
OLTMPIA. Wash., Feb. 21.-The Jones
reapportionment bill passed both houses
of the Legislature today, after a stormy
and desperate filibustering effort of the
solid Democratic minority in each house
to delay action. All sorts of amendments
were offered, dilatory motions made and
delay tactics resorted to. Finally, how
ever, the bulky Republican majority tri
umphed and passed the bill. This result
was not accomplished, however, until
Merritt, the Democratic leader in the
House, threatened that Governor Rogers
would not only veto the bill, but would
butcher your close corporation Republi
can bills as well." Seeing that his re
marks were exciting considerable atten
tion, Mr. Merritt proceeded to disclaim
that he -was speaking authoritatively for
e K?Mernor He declafea however, that
?? m was a gratuitous insult to the
In the Senate, Tolman. on behalf of
Mantz. who was absent, offered a minor-
lty report on the Jones bill, making the
representation SO In the House and 34 in
the Senate, as at present, but changing
the apportionment In several particulars.
This report was voted down by a strict
Siy Vte ,and then a recess was taken
until after lunch.
"When the session was resumed the Dem
ocrats offered 33 amendments to the bill
Insisting in a majority of instances upon
a roll-call. Finally all their amendments
were voted down, and the bill was placed
on its final passage. Several speeches
were made by the Democrats in opposi-
Ln v?,,"' but finally a vote was had and
the bill passed. A motion was made to
transmit it to the House Immediately,
but the Democrats protested that the mo
tion was out of order. President Mc
Brlde ruled against them, and an appeal
was taken from his decision, which, of
course, was not sustained.
Crow of Whitman made an excited
speech, in which he accused McBride of
Sft? 6R The latter put the moon
while Crow was wildly brandishing his
arms. Crow's glasses fell off during his
declamation, and altogether the scene was
ludicrous in the extreme. The motion to
transmit was carried.
When the bill came up In the House
o JPKClai Jrder at 2:15. the democrats
showed by their action at the outset that
they proposed tc delay matters as long
"'' Possible. Jones Introduced a
substitute bill for the one before the
House. It was In reality the Senate bill,
but could not be termed such, as the
?Pifh0Use had not 'et Passed Its MIL
Merritt sought to question the right to
Introduce the substitute, but was ruled
faStvmr the cha,r' Then reading
of the bill was taken up and the lun be
gan. Before tie close of the afternoon the
House was a dozen times in an uproar
and it was Impossible at times to find a
dozen members in their seats. Merritt
introduced amendment after amendment.
He had a stock of them on his desk and
when he got tired of offering them him
self, he turned one over to a fellow Dem
ocrat Each time a roll call was demanded
and the result was the same, the minor
ity voted for the amendment and the
Republicans against it Finally Merritt
realizing that the Republicans were tired
of the minority tactics and were prepar
ing to put an end to further proposed
amendments, caused a map to be hung
on the wall back of the Speaker's desk
and attempted to point out how the Re
publicans had gerrymandered Spokane
County. When he finished his picture
speech, he returned to his desk and made
his real argument against the proposed
Jones bill. He claimed that the Repub
licans were attempting to force down the
throats of the Democrats "an unjust un
fair and unconstitutional bill." The Dem
ocrats from his county had not been con
sulted by the committee having the bill
In charge; they were not even allowed to
know how the city and county were being
redistricted. He predicted that retribu
tion would fall upon the Republicans for
their action. Then he continued:
"You have gratuitously Insulted the
Governor of this state by forcing this
thing down our throats and I want to
warn you that you need not go to him
with any of your pet measures and ex
pect any consideration at his hands. He
will have his ax ready and he will use
It on every one of you."
When he had proceeded this far it evi
dently occurred to him that he was not
talking good politics and retraced his
6teps and proceeded to apologize for his
words. "I want you to understand." he
6aid "that I am not here speaking with
any authority. I am not speaking for
the Governor nor my party, but I am
telling you what you would do, what I
would do If we were the Governor. As
he was talking against time, Merritt
would probably have continued until
dark, but the Republican members, tired
of their Indulgence towards the minority
told Mr. Merritt that he had exceeded his
limit of 15 minutes and would have to
sit down. This he did under protest. He
appealed to the members to delay final
action on the bill, but his tactics were
understood, and after permitting him to
have his book of amendments made part
of the record, together with a resolution
appealing for "a Just apportionment," the
bill was placed on third reading and final
passage. The Republicans voted solidly
for the bill with the exception of Jerard
of Columbia, who feels that his county
has not received Justice.
The bill, as finally passed, makes the
Legislature consist of 42 Senators and S3
Representatives. Under the final caucus
agreement the bill as passed provides that
no county shall lose In its representation
from what it now has. Many features
of the bill are unfair, one of the most
glaring of these features having caused
Representative Jerard to vote against It,
even though In doing so he bolted the
Both branches of the Legislature ad
journed today until Monday. Tomorrow.
Washington's Birthday, is a legal holiday
and will be utilized by the Legislature in
an excursion to Everett to Inspect what
the city has to offer In the way of capl
IS THE SENATE.
$5500 Appropriated for Fishing: In.
dnstry Number of Bills Passed.
OLTMPIA, Wash.. Feb. 2L In the Sen
ate this morning a petition from numerous
fruit dealers in Everett and Snohomish
was rt-od, urging that the horticultural
law of 1S99 be not repealed.
The Senate receded from its amend
ments to House bill No. CO, amending the
pilotage law. The Senate amendment was
to atrike out the emergency clause. The
emergency clause was passed
House bill No. 76. by Comsto'ck, provid
ing for free kindgertartens in any school
district that might wish to establish one
failed of passage. The vote -was 1G to S,
18 votes being necessary for passage. Ten
Senators were absent.
The following bills were passed:
House bill No. 1S2, by Ingraham, making
the adulteration of parts green, london
purple, etc. a misdemeanor.
House bill No. 160, appropriating $230
for the Incidental expenses of the Attorney-General's
House bill No. 181. appropriating 53500
from the fish hatchery fund for the main
tenance of salmon hatcheries.
Substitute Senate bill No. 76. by Sharp,
reducing the open season in which prairie
chickens may be killed. It makes the
open season from August 15 to Septem
Senate bill No. 126. by Smith, relating
to the collection of delinquent taxes, ex
tending the term for the collection there
Senate bill No. 1S8. appropriating JS41
for the relief of H. N. Price.
Senate bill No. 25, appropriating $2000
for a fish hatchers on the Grand Ronde
River in Asotin County.
The Senate then took up the reappor
IX THE HOUSE.
Resolution Adopted to Investigate
the State Printer' Office.
OLTMPIA. Wash., Feb. 21. As the re
sult of a resolution adopted by the House
this morning, the office of State Printer
Hicks will probably be Investigated by a
committee, to consist of two House mem
bers and one Senate member. Shortly
after the House convened Gorham of
Snohomish Introduced a resolution in
structing the State Auditor not to draw
any more warrants for tne State Printer
until notified so to do. This resolution
was followed with another to the effect
that the State Printer's office be Investi
gated, so far as It relates to the charges
against the state for printing Legislative
Gorham made a short speech in explana
tion of his resolutions. He stated that
several weeks ago the State Printer had
come to the committee on printing with
tears In his eyes, begged that a deficiency
appropriation bill be passed, in order that
he could continue to run his office. He
stated to the members that he had no
money with which to pay his employes,
and that unless money was forthcoming
he would be compelled to close down.
After considerable wrangling among mem
bers of the House and Senate, a bill was
finally passed appropriating $15,000 for the
office of the State Printer. That was
two weeks ago. The Governor signed
the bill, and the money has since been
ready for Mr. Hicks. But Mr. Hicks has
not drawn on It. His office continues to
turn out work for the Legislature, and
the employes are no longer crjing for
their wages; but Mr. Hicks has not drawn
on the 515,000. In the judgment of many
members of the House and Senate, Mr.
Hicks' action means one thing, namely,
that he Is afraid to present his bills for
payment until the Legislature adjourns,
and thus escape an investigation of the
charges. The truth is that the Legisla
ture looks upon Mr. Hicks w Ith grave sus
picion. They fear he Is piling up the
charges for. printing the House and Senate
calendars. They also fear that he is
charging the state for matter for which he
is not entiled to pay.
Both of Gorham's resolutions were
adopted, and If the Senate sees fit to
concur, the peculiar workings of Mr.
Hicks' office will again be made a matter
of Investigation. Fairchlld of Whatcom
lntrouuced a bill authorizing county of
ficials to remunerate. If in their judg
ment the same should be done, deputy
county officials who held ofilce during the
Populist reign of three or four years ago.
In those days the Populist officials saw
fit to reduce the salaries of some deputies
to as low as 55 per month. The deputies
performed the duties of their office, hop
ing that the officials would see the error
of their way. and allow them just com
pensation. But the officials did nothing
of the kind, and the deputies now seek
relief through the Legislature.
At the request of the Prosecuting Attor
new of Cow lit County, Sims Introduced
In the House this morning a resolution
compelling witnesses In criminal cases to
appear before the Prosecuting Attorney
and testify. It Is contended that if the
bill becomes a law many trivial cases will
not reach the courts. Complaints are now
made and cases go to the courts and the
investigation which follows shows that
they were without merit. If Prosecuting
Attorneys have the power to examine wit
nesses beforehand this will be avoided.
In the House this morning Jones of
King introduced a bill authorizing city
and county officials to submit to the peo
ple at the next general election the ques
tion of buying voting machines to be used
at election time.
Ilouse Will Receive No Bills After
Monday Talk: of Extra Session.
BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 2L The Senate ad
journed today till Monday: the House till
Saturday. The principal business in the
Senate today was the action of the com
mittee of the whole on the proposed
academy at Pocatello. The appropriation
was reduced from 525,000 to 515,000, and
then recommended for passage. The bill
appropriating 52000 for repairs to the
wagon road between Yankee Fork and
the Custer County line passed.
In the House a resolution by Davis
passed unanimously prohibiting the pre
sentation of new bills after Monday. There
are now 135 bills to consider and less than
two weeks of the session. All these bills
must be gone over In both houses, while
from the Senate will come forty odd.
Senate bill authorizing a tax In counties
for the establishment of local free libra
Two Joint memorials by Mounce passed
under suspension. This is the memorial
asking the abrogation of the Bitter Root
and Priest River forest reserves.
During the past few -days there has been
talk of an extra session for considera
tion of the codes. This will be necessary
unless a commission is appointed. No ab
solute decision has been reached but It
Is recognized Impossible to go through
the codes this session.
MAT ME AX BIG POWER PLANT.
Boston Syndicate Has Filed Water
Right on the Grtfnd Ronde River.
LEWISTON. Idaho, Feb. 2L By the fil
ing of a water right on the Grand Ronde
River, the fact Is disclosed that E. H.
Llbby, at the head of a syndicate of
Boston capitalists, has formed a com
pany to utilize the water power In the
Grand Ronde River of Oregon. The filing
was made at Asotin, Washington.
From Mr. Libby It Is learned that it is
the Intention of the syndicate, of which
Charles Francis Adams is a member,
to put In a power plant three miles from
the mouth of the Grand Ronde. The
object is to furnish electric power to the
Snake River "Valley, Including Lewlston
and Clarkston. It Is about 25 miles from
where the plant Is to be Installed to this
point. The newly discovered coal mines
on the line between Oregon and Wash
ington are only one mile from the pro
posed power plant.
SITE FOR FACTORY SECURED.
Vancouver Also About Raises Bonus
to Get Condensed Milk Plant.
VANCOUVER. Wash.. Feb. 2L The
citizens' committee nnnnlntorl enmo imo
ago to secure location for a condensed
mint, mcuirj, u. prupusmon tor wnich was
made by a company of Swiss cheese and
condensed milk manufacturers, of which
Mr. Beutlkoffer, of Portland, is agent,
report that the site formerly occupied by
the pork factory establishment has been
secured: also that the requisite amount
of money for securing the plant has
been about raised.
Will Observe Wnshlnsrton's BIrthdny
Wnshlncrton's hirthdav will hn ronKmiiv
observed as a holiday here tomorrow.
Soldiers Held for Larceny.
SEATTLE. Wash., Feb. 2L-JT. Grace
and H. Barrett, formerly United States
soldiers, were held to the grand Jury
today by Commissioner Klefer on the
charge of setallng 5500 In cash and checks
from Frank Sprang, another soldier, on
the transport Athenian, while the vessel
was In the Orient.
WISE WAS - ACQUITTED
SILVERTOX MAX WHO WAS
CHARGED WITH ARSOX.
Clyde Vaughn, Who Struck Girl
With Ax, Pleaded Guilty to As
sault With Dangerous Weapon.
SALEM, Or., Feb. 21. After being out
four hours this afternoon the Jury in
the Benjamin Wise, of Silverton, arson
case brought In a verdict of acquittal.
This verdict was a complete surprise, to
all, for It was the almost unanimous be
lief that the Jury would return a verdict
of guilty within a few moments. The
state made a better case than it did on
the preliminary examination.
Clyde Vaughn, who struck Lulu Jones,
a young girl, over the head with an ax
at Jefferson last Fall, today pleaded
guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon
and will be sentenced Monday. The orig
inal charge was assault with Intent to
UNUSUAL CA"SE OF DEBT-PATIXG.
Chi en pro Man Settles Corvallls Debts
Which He Contracted In 1S70.
CORVALLIS, Or., Feb. 2L An unusual
case of debt-paying is transpiring in this
locality. It Is an Instance of the man,
who In younger days fell Into debt, and
after 25 years of unexplained absence,
turns up to cancel outlawed obligations.
The man is Ed V. Price. He came to
Benton County from Missouri In 1S70. He
taught school for a time on Soap Creek,
and was later assisted by John Wiles in
the purchase of a band of cattle that was
taken to Crook County, an enterprise in
which Price, then but 22 years of age,
failed. Price returned to Benton County
and engaged In farming. In this under
taking he also failed, retiring after a
brief period, practically penniless, and
indebted to a number of persons. A friend
bought up some of the outstanding
claims against him at 50 cents on the
dollar, and Price disappeared, going, it
was believed, to Texas.
Nothing was heard of him until a few
weeks ago when a letter from him was
received by Walter Wiles, of the First
National Bank. The letter enclosed a
draft to cover the debt owed to John
Wiles, and made Inquiry concerning other
of Price's creditors. It stated that the
writer was In position to take up all ob
ligations, and desired to pay every farth
ing that he owed. Debts due Sol King,
Sam Toung. of Albany, and Mrs. D. Chen
oweth, have been clnce paid off, and ar
rangements are pending for payment of
similar balances to the late firm of Jacobs
& Neugass, and to the heirs of the late
Max Friendly. Price Is the senior mem
ber of a wealthy firm of Chicago whole
salers and Importers.
HORSES FOR ALASKA.
Pendleton Is the Base of Supply, and
Prices Are ?100 to $130.
PENDLETON, Feb. 21. Heavy draft
horses arc being bought here by W. F.
Matlock, for shipment to Dawson, Alaska.
Only well-bred animals are taken, prices
paid being 5100 to 5150. Phil Brian, an
experienced Alaskan stampeder, will have
charge of the shipment. Mr. Matlock,
who owns business property at Juneau
and Skagway, will spend the Summer in
Wnnt Accrued Interest in Cash.
Another effort will be made by the
Indians on the Umatilla Reservation to
convince the Department of the Interior
that they should receive in cash tho In
terest accruing from funds held by the
Government as a result of sales of res
ervation lands. The department's policy
has been to expend the money by making
Improvement at the agency. Chief Paul
Showaway, of the Cayuse tribe. Is ar
ranging for a deputation of Indians to go
to Washington this Summer and lay their
cas before the Secretary of the Interior.
May Have Been Drowned.
Friends of Merwin Ebit, of Echo, fear
that he was drowned, while attempting to
cross the Umatilla River, last Thursday,
On that day he left Echo to go to War
ren station, and has not been heard from
since. The Umatilla has been running
bankfull for a week past, making fording
PLEASED WITH DELEGATIOX.
Vancouver Appreciates Appropria
tion to Improve Columbia.
VANCOUVER. Wash., Feb. 21. The
people of this city and Clark County are
highly pleased at the action of the Wash
ington delegation In Congress In securing
an appropriation of 513.500 for the Im
provement of the Columbia River between
Vancouver and the mouth of the Wll
lamettet and an appropriation for the
Improvement of Lewis River. Senator
Foster is given credit for securing the in
crease of the appropriation for the Colum
bia from 5SOO0, as originally reported by
A portion of the appropriation, it Is
expected, will be used to repair and ex
tend the dike and breakwater at the head
of Shaw's Island, and the remainder, It
is earnestly hoped, will be applied to
dredging the channel along the water"
front of this place and deepening it be
tween here and the mouth of the Wil
lamette. It Is generally believed by per
sons competent to judge that If the chan
nel Is once dredged out properly, the work
done on the dike will be sufficient with
slight improvement, to keep It ' open.
While the revetment head at Shaw's
Island Is doing good work deflecting the
current from passing behind the Island to
the Washington shore, it is generally be
lieved that this alone will never be suffi
cient to wash out the channel to suffi
cient depth to admit ocean-going vessels
at a low stage of tho water.
SALEM TO GET RURAL DELIVERT.
Service Will Be Inaugurated In Sub
urbs Next Month.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2L Through the
efforts of Senator Simon, rural free de
livery is to be Inaugurated In the suburbs
of SalenT between the 1st and 15th of
March. The establishment of this serv
ice has been delayed for some time, be
cause of misunderstandings, which the
Senator has finally adjusted. The new
route is to circle the city, taking In prac
tically all of the thickly populated outly
For Reduction of Forest Reserves.
Senator Foster, with Representatives
Cushman and Jones, today filed with the
Secretary of the Interior petitions and
memorials of considerable length pray
ing for the reduction of the Washington
and Olympic forest reserves by exclud
ing large areas of lands valuable for
agriculture. The greatest reduction Is
desired in the Washington reserve, along
the line of the Monte Cristo Railroad,
while smaller tracts In Chchalls County,
In Methow Valley and near Wenatchee,
aggregating between 300.000 and 400.000
acres, are also Involved. No assurance
Is given that this exclusion will be made.
CHARGED WITH E3IBEZZLEMEXT.
Woodburn Man Said to Have Stolen
$1300 From Bank Cashier.
SALEM. Or.. Feb. 21. John Gates, of
Woodburn. was brought to Salem today
by City Marshal Gibson, charged with
embezzlement of 51500 from J. M. Poorman,
cashier of the Bank of Woodburn. He
was arrested at Albany yesterday, be
ing taken from the southbound overland.
About 51300 of the money was found In
his possession. Gates' examination was
set for Saturday, and he was released
The fact that Mr. Poorman Is a Repre
sentative from Marioi' County and Gates
has been temporarily employed as as-
slstant janitor about the Capitol build
ing made the affair a subject for an un
usual amount of lobby gossip, and efforts
were made to connect It with the Sena
torial fight. Representative Poorman re
fuses to make any statement about It and
the prisoner will not talk. Mr. Poorman.
appears, however, to have been acting
simply for the bank In the matter.
By a Man Claiming to Be J. P. Mor
ASTORIA, Or., Feb. 21. A clever confi
dence man has been operating In this vi
cinity for the past two weeks, posing as
the son of J. Plerpont Morgan, the multi
millionaire and banker of New York. The
name he gavet J. Plerpont Morgan, Jr.,
carried sufficient weight, and he Intimated
to capitalists and business men that he
was here to buy the coal fields In the
Lower Nehalem country for the syndi
cate which he represented. He spoke fa
miliarly of the great financier, and of
the members of his family, but grew most
entertaining when describing his experi
ence In expertlng properties all over the
world, whereby he made 500,000,000 annu
ally for his pseudo-father's banking
houses. He organized an exploration
party, and In consideration of 56 being
paid down, made over to each man an
alleged mineral claim In Northern Wash
ington, which he promised to buy back at
prices ranging from 510.000 to 530.000: also
they were to accompany him on a pros
pecting trip to China. This morning he de
camped, neglecting to pay his board bill
or leave his forwarding address. He suc
ceeded In borrowing several sums about
town aggregating 5300 or 5300.
Memorial to Congress on Chinese
BOISE. Idaho. Feb. 2L The following
memorial to Congress was introduced In
the lower house of the Legislature today,
and will undoubtedly be passed:
"To the Honorable Senate and House of
Representatives of the United States
Tour memorialists, the Governor and
Legislature of the State of Idaho, would
most respectfully but urgently ask for
the passage of a law extending all laws
now In force prohibiting and regulating
the coming to this country of Chinese
persons and persons of Chinese descent,
and more espclally the act of Congress
of May 5, 1S92. for a further period of
10 years from the expiration of the same,
on May 5. 1902, and your memorialists
would further ask that such laws be ex
tended to Include Japanese and those of
The Legislative reapportionment bill
was Introduced In the Senate yesterday
by McBeth. It provides for 45 Instead
of 49 members of the House, cutting two
from Latah, one from Ada, one from
Bannock and one from Canyon, and add
ing one to Nez Perces and one to Idaho.
It is a production of the Fusion caucus,
and It- Is expected it will go through as
presented, with the possible exception of
adding one to Latah, making the total 47.
SEVEX MORE BODIES.
Taken From the Cumberland Mine
on Vancouver Island.
VICTORIA, B. C, Feb. 21. Seven addi
tional bodies have been recovered from
the Cumberland mine. Like the others
found, they had evidently been going to
ward No. 6 shaft when cut off by the
afterdamp. All were lying on or under
the fallen timber and debris. Several had
arms or legs broken. They seemed to
have been choked to death by the af
terdamp while trying to crawl over the
cave-in, which had fallen before they
reached it. They were not burned, but
were almost unrecognizable from the of
fects of" the great heat which followed
the sealing of the pit's mouth and the
stopping of the fans.
There were six funerals todiy.
A petition to the British Columbia Gov
ernment is being largely signed, asking
that an Inspector be charged with the
duty of inspecting not only every mine,
but every miner employed in this prov
ince, so that Inexperienced or incompe
tent workmen may not endanger the
lives of other miners.
Quotations of Mining: Stocks.
SPOKANE. Feb. 21. The closing quotations
for mining stocks today were:
Bid. Ask. I
Amer. Boy ..10 11 !Mtn. Lion
24 li 2U
Blacktall ....10 10?i Morn. Glory .. K t
Butte & Bos. 1' 2Vi Morrison 8 8A
Crjstal 38 -mll'rin. Maud.... 2 2"-,
Conjecture .. 3, 3;Qullp 2ii 30".
Deer Trail ... 2 3 Ramb. Car ....304 31
Dewey 2 2H Republic 42 47
Evening Star. "Vi Reservation .. 34 44
Gold Ledge .. 2 2SRoss. Giant ... 3, 4
I. X. L IS 204,Sulllvan 12Vi 13V
Iron Mask ...33 42 iTom Thumb ..134 144
L. P. Surp.... S SsmVaterloo 2 3fc
Miller Creek.. 14 2i
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 21. The official clos
ing quotations for mining stocks today were:
Alpha Con ,
Justice 50 03
Kentuck Con 1
Best & Belcher...
Challenge Con ...
Con. Cal. & Va...
Con. Imperial ...
Crown Point ....
Gould & Curry...
Hale & Norcross.
Seg. Belcher ..
Union Con ....
Yellow Jacket .
NEW YORK. Feb. 21. Mining stocks today
closed as follows:
Adams Con 50 23LUtle Chief 50 15
Brunswick Con ..
Con. Cal. & Va...
1 50OphIr ..
Horn Silver 1 ISjSmall Hopes 63
Standard 4 15
BOSTON. Feb. 21. Closing quotations:
Adventure $ 12 50IHumbo!dt $ BO 00
Bins. M. Co.... 18 SOIOsceola 85 00
Amal. Copper.. DO CO'Parrott 48 00
Atlantic 2S COiQulncy 173 00
Boston & Mont. 321 OOJSanta Fe Cop... 7 00
Butte & Boston 81 OOlTamarack 330 00
Cal. & Hecla... 800 OOlUtah Mining ... 34 00
Centennial 23 37lWInona rt 30
Franklin 21 OOJWolverlnes .... 52 50
Eficaped Prlnoners Cangrht.
SPOKANE, Feb. 21. Three more pris
oners who escaped from the County Jail
Sunday morning are again behind the
bars. They are: Arthur Spencer, the bo
gus Chinese inspector, whose record
reaches from San Francisco to Victoria;
Mac McLeary and Philip Anderson, both
counterfeiters. The three fugitives were
sneaking back to the city, having planned
to secure money from Spencer's Chinese
friends and flee to Oregon.
Three of the nine who escaned are still
fat large Robert McAlpIn, the highway
man; Joe Harrison, the counterfeiter,
and Ed McGulre, sentenced to 10 years for
a brutal assault.
Antorla Marine Xevm.
ASTORIA, Or. Feb. 21. The American
bark Ferris S. Thompson cleared at .the
Custon-House today for San Francisco
with 230 tons of coal. 300 plies. 40,000 box
shooks and ISO bundles of shooks. The
cargo is for Hume Bros. & Hume's Alaska
The steamer Sue H. Elmore, which ar
rived in yesterday, brought 3037 cases of
salmon from Siuslaw. She was bar
bound at that port for 10 days waiting for
the high tides of the present week.
Youth "Wan Crashed to Death.
MARSHFIELD, Or.. Feb. 21. Elmer,
the S-year-oId son of A. Sandquist. night
watch at the Bay City mill, was crushed
to death this morning under a pile of
lumber. The lad was playing near a pile
of lumber and it toppled over on him.
He was soon rescued, but died in a short
Mllcagre of Tvro Members Reduced.
SALEM, Feb. 2L Hawkins of Polk to
day rose to a question of privilege, stat
ing that the committee on salary and
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mileage had allowed both himself and
Simpson of Polk excessive mileage. He
had been given 254 miles and Simpson 274
miles for traveling to and from Portland.
As a matter of fact, both had traveled by
boat, and he was only entitled to a mile
age of 30 and Mr. Simpson of o0 miles,
and asked that the changes be made ac
cordingly. The changes were ordered to
May Buy the Plnsr Suey.
SEATTLE, Feb. 21. The Quartermas
ter's Department Is negotiating for the
purchase of the big freighter Ping Sue,
of the China Mutual Line, which arrived
here Tuesday to load for her first voy
age from Seattle to London. The price
offered for her outright Is in the neigh
borhood of $1,000,000.
The department will in the future follow
the policy of buying steamers Instead of
chartering them by the day.
The Government will in a short time
start- a line of vessels between here and
the Philippines. Two more ships will also
be purchased by the department.
VANCOUVER BARRACKS, Feb. 21.
Corporal Denard L. Parsons, of Company
C, Seventh Infantry, and AValter J. Mc
Donald, of Company K. Third Infantry,
have been transferred to the general re
cruiting service and assigned to duty In
Portland. Jacob O. Beren, Hospital
Corps, of this post, has been sent to Fort
Casey to relieve Frederick Y. Mclntyre,
who will return to Fort Flagler for duty.
Walter "N. "Woodruff. Company C, Sev
er th Infantry, has been transferred to the
general recruiting service and assigned to
duty at Seattle'.
Bishop "William M. Barker.
TACOMA. Feb 21. The Right Rev.
William Morris Barker, Bishop of the
jurisdiction of Olympla, died suddenly at
his home here at G:30 o'clock this morn
ing of angina pectoris, aged 46. Death
came before physicians could reach his
bedside. He left a widow, who is
daughter of the late General Adair, of
Astoria, and little girl of C years. His
mother, Mrs. George Barker, sister to
Bishop Morris, of Oregon, made her home
Ran Down by a Train.
TACOMA. Feb. 21. Charles Jaynes, who
carries the Tacoma Ledger from Tacoma
to Olympla on a railroad speeder, was
killed in collision with a train running a
piledrivcr, one mile west of Sherlock early
thte morning. Jaynes was going down
a long hill and was unable to stop the
Crashed Under a. Lop.
RATHDRUM. Idaho, Feb. 21. Fred
Baldwin, aged 40, employed in a logging
camp at Granite, was working at one of
the log piles when a log fell on him, pin
ning him to the ground and mashing him
from the breastbone to the feet. He died
two hours later.
O. R. & X. Dnmngcd by Freahet.
PENDLETON. Or.. Feb. 21. The freshet
In the Umatilla River has invaded the
camp of Contractor Shaw near Echo, who
is constructing the O. R. & N. cut-off.
The water flooded the tents, and damaged
the new grade In many places.
Severely Braised by Fall.
SALEM, Feb. 21. Jeff Miller, a Port
land blacksmith, today fell over the bal
ustrade of the first floor stairway at the
Capitol, a distance of 12 feet, suffering
a severe bruise on the head.
WANTS BOUNDARY FIXED.
British Colombia Desires Dispute
"With "Washington Settled.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17. A conference
between Senator Foster, of Washington,
and Secretary of State Hay with refer
ence to the Northwestern boundary, be
tween the State of Washington and Brit
ish Columbia, has resulted In the ex
pression of a desire on the part of the
United States and the Dominion of Can
ada for the appointment of a commission
to take up the boundary question and re
establish the demarkatlons already cre
ated and add new ones where deemed
Following the precedents heretofore
set in similar cases, particularly In the
boundary convention concluded with
Mexico, July 22, 1SS2. for restoring de
fective or displaced monuments or erect
ing new ones, the Secretary of Stale
holds that it will be necessary to provide
for an express convention for the pur
pose of re-establishing the boundary in
question. In order to meet the pressing
demands for the re-establishment of the
boundary in the mining districts of the
State of Washington and British Colum
bia, it is proposed that the Coast and
Geodetic Survey and the Geological Sur
vey unite in making Immediate topo
graphical and mlnerologlcal reconnais
sances of the mountainous region along
the 43th parallel west of the Rocky
Mountains. The immediate assignment
of a party of this kind would result in
the verification of such marks as exist
in the disputed territory. It Is feared by
in i i ' I f
a large number of the miners and mine
owners who have properties in the Cas
cade region, particularly In the State of
Washington, that great trouble and prob
ablo bloodshed will result at the opening
of the season, In the month of March,
if no arrangement is made whereby the
disputed question of the boundary may
be settled, temporarily, at least.
The original Northwest boundary sur
vey cost the Government approximately
5500,000, and at that time It was decided
by the joint commission representing
the United States and Great Britain, it
would be inadvisable to attempt to mark
the boundary through the dense forest
In the Cascade region. It was believed
at that time that it would be generations
before the country along the 49th par
allel between the Rocky Mountains and
the Puget Sound district would be set
tled, but it is admitted by both the United
State; and Canadian authorities at this
time that the discovery of rich mineral
deposits along nearly the entire section
of country through which the parallel
passes, has resulted In precipitating a
necessity for an immediate definite re
location of the boundary, and supplying
of additional monuments.
Officials of the Canadian Government
Intimate that It was intended that part
of the work of the International Com
mission, appointed In 1S9S, would be to
settle the disputed boundary question
bctwen the State of Washington and
British Columbia, bnt that owing to the
failure of the members of that commis
sion to agree on the Alaska boundary
question, an indefinite postponement re
sulted and attention is called to the fact
that no future date of meeting has been
fixed. The Canadian Government, there
fore, is favorable to taking up the mat
ter Independent of other international
questions at Issue, and believes that steps
should be taken without delay, to clear
ly mark the 49th parallel from the crest
of the Rocky Mountains to Puget Sound.
This view Is concurred in by the De
partment of State.
Domestic and Foreign Ports.
Queenstown, Feb. 21. Arrived German
ic, from New York for Liverpool, and
Rotterdam. Feb. 21. Sailed Amsterdam,
for Boulogne and New York.
Philadelphia, Feb. 21. Arrived Penn
land, from Liverpool; Nederland, from
Newcastle, N. S. W.f Feb. 21. Arrived
Carmenshlre, from Port Gamble and Port
Liverpool. Feb. 21. Sailed Vancouver,
for Portland, Me.
Queenstown, Feb. 21. Arrived Common
wealth, from Boston for Liverpool.
Rotterdam. Feb. 21. Arrived Staten
dam, from New York via Boulogne.
Notes of Oregon Mines.
The Sanger mine Is now free of water,
after 70 days of continuous pumping.
Gold Hill reports that a body of 51000
rock was struck in the Lucky Bart, near
that place, last week.
Reports of a new and rich strike in the
Bill Nye property, in the Gold Hill dis
trict, have been received.
H. T Coffin, who recentlyl bought the
Dandy quartz claim, on Galls Creek, has
completed 403 feet of tunnels.
Three carloads of ore from the Messen
ger and Reader discovery In Ashland
Creek Canyon will be shipped to the
A baseball league of Coos County towns Is
Delng talked of.
Claj ton's broom-handle mill below Bandon
will soon te running.
It Is proposed to dHIde the Marshfleld Fire
Department Into four companies. "
The Japanese emplojed In the match factory
at Marshfleld hae left for San rranctsco
The North Fork saw mill, owned by Phil
Iaics. Is to be taken to SusanUlle before the
roads break up.
The City Marshal of Oakland has two tramp
In the city Jail who are to work out their
board bill en streets.
W. T. Emery, of Cole's Valley, and J. R.
Miller, of Port Orford, hae started for the
Klondike with 4000 chickens and 500 turkeys.
Deeds comeilng to the Oshkosh Land S.
Timber Company, of Wisconsin, three tracts of
Klamath County timber, each of ICO acres,
were recorded last week
The Marshfleld Mall Is in receipt of Informa
tion that the Standard Oil Company has bought
or leased a tract of land below town, and will
erect a large warehouse thereon.
Reports from the McKay Creek country are
to the effect that that stream Is booming and
on the rampage. Victor Poquette, who resides
fle miles from Pendleton. sas there are two
big, well-defined channels that encircle the
homes of Frank Bacon and Jacob Lamb. Ed
Smith, who resides on the McKay 10 miles
southwest of Pendleton, reports the same con
dition near his home.
"Walter Hooer met with an accident Satur
day that come near costing him a aluable
horse, sajs the Ro3eburg Plaindealer. On at
tempting to cross Oak Creek at the Pierce
Place, which was swollen by the recent rains,
he rod" on a floating bridge. The sills had
been washed from under it. and he and his
horse were precipitated Into the cold water
among the debris. Mr. Hooer regained the
bank, but it vas more than an hour before he
was shle tA ertricate his horse from the rubbish.
Af Tim 1IOTKLS.
H Low. N T I Mrs H G Fisher and
Carl Sthmldt. N Y , maid. N Y
N D Miller. St Paul (Miss, fatten. N Y
J M Lessjnski. N Y Mrs Ljman Flske, NY
A F HoUlen. Phlla JGuy C Smith
vm uottschaiK. miiwiw a iiuntie & wire.
T Van Culin. Dener
G W Tackabtrrj
D B Kcel. N Y
G II Holden. Burling
II B Cotton. Seattle
A C Bates. San Fr
F SHverstone. San Fr
Sam Boukofsky, S F
C W Nible. BaKr Cj
AValter L Tooze &. wf.
J Wentworth, Bay
C II Brown, San Fr
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G B Stoddard. Chicago
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J D Trej. San Fr
H F Jackson. Seattle
O U Dennj. Seattle.
NeN Lewis, Seattle
Victor Kott. Seattle
15 I Bill. San Francisco
S K Wentworth. Chgoi
II T Smith. N Y
Miss Eflle Bond. Jes
sie Shlrlej Co
E J Smith. Chicago
(Mrs J H Woodworth,
K C Stevens. Seattle
Harry K Lewis. S F
P F Kelley. Seattle
R Hotchkit. N HaenSil Weinshenk. San Fr
F S Bottle. NY T O Hllbourn. Chlca.
Mr i Mrs T GMlmore.lW T Chutter, Astoria
"W C Allow ay. Dalles
J L Deane. Los Angls
R McDonald. clt
Ben BN?inger. Phlla
Bruce Brier city
I Welch. Spokane
"W F Nugent. Hood R
Mrs II Kossi. Wallace
John Sebre, Caldwell
Ralph L Wann, 111113-
II V Gates, Hlllsboro
Mrs II V Gates, do
Jos Pjron, Toledo. Wash
Mrs I'jron, Toledo
Master Pjron. Toledo
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White. S D
Frank Koontz, Toledo,
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Airs Lumsdin. Medford
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Mrs Neli-on, Kent
E F Ingles, Sacramto
John P Fole. San Fr
S M King. Pullman.Wn
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Mts Harvej. Kelso
W D Mitchell. San Fr
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Mrs A C Stark. Fern
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Mrs A T McDonId.do
F u Dunn. Eugene
A J Schultz. Detroit
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Wm K King, Ontario,
Jas A Bell. San Fr
Mrs McK Mitchell, do
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S S Smith. Atorla
J B Fisher. Spokane
Rose Bergr. Tacoma
Ethel Moore. Tacoma
John McAllister. I'rob-
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Clara Silver. Vancvr
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Chas Woods. Cht-mawa
Miss Grace Nugent.Ab-
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Robt A Miller. Oreir Cy
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S G Ball. San Fran
Mrs Ball. San Fran
H W Hickman. San Fr
Henry Sobey. Mich
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MRs Lincoln. Forest Gr
Mr-. Katie Brogan. As
toria Mls3 Hilda Bennold, do
Chas Hill, Seattle
C r Hobart. Spokano
T Coe Little, Omaha
J Butllngton. Astoria
John C Leasure, Bak C
J W Hobba. McMInnl
J F Knapp, Charles
ton. S C
S J Beck, Otrander
Mrs Heck, Otr-xmler
I W Beck. Ostrander
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Jas Wright. N Yakm
Chas Orr. Caldwell. Id
H Peterson. do
Thos II Hount. Find
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Mri Hamlll Seattle
Miss C A Patterson,
Mrs H N Hajes. do
S C Garrigus &. wife,
C. W. Knowles. Manager.
W B Williams, Pom-
Gus Newbury, Jack
sonville A W Stow ell, Vancvr
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Mrs Waklev. Butte
Miss Waklev. Butte
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Miss Wagner, Salem
Chas II Cameron, Pen-
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MI'is Baker. Baker C
Jas Pepin, Spokane
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M A Donahue. Eureka C Vane. Chicago
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C E Burrows, W W i Clara Everett. Chicago
F B Chapman. Wash I Lucj Albert. Chicago
Mrs K Desmond, Ross-j Alfred HoeWon. Chicago
land. 15 C i Mrs R S Moore, Klam-
John E GratKe.Astorla ath Falls
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C G Waatt, Elgln.Or Jos Hughes. San Fran
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ford I A Dray. Kalarra
Mrs S R Miller E W Conjers. Clatska-
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lomet I Sidney Dell. Astoria
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Jos Stampe. Stella J field
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Geo Harris. Seattle
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American p.an. Rates. $3 and up.
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