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THE MOKNING OKEGONIAN, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1901.
NEW LAW IN EFFECT
Oregon Bill forthe Collection
of Road Taxes.
PROVIDES FOR A TEN HILL LEVY
Tlila In to Be Mndc Annually by
Counties, and Funds Thus Created
Expended "Under Supervision
SALEM, Feb. 26. House bill 103, to pro
vide for the collection of road taxes, be
came a law today, and goes Into effect
immediately. The law requires County
Courts to levy a road tax of not more
than 10 mills on the dollar, based on the
previous year's assessment. The fund
thus created Is to be expended under the
direction of a county roadmaster, "who
has supervision of the road supervisors.
Upon the petition of 12 freeholders of
any road district, approved by the road
master, for the Improvement of any road,
the County Court shall consider the peti
tion, and, If approved, shall call for sealed
bids for the performance of the work and
furnishing of the material needed, and
let the contract to the best bidder, pro
vided, however, that the court may reject
any and all bids. The court Is also au
thorized to purchase rock-crushers out of
the road fund. The tax provided for in
this act is In lieu of taxes heretofore
made collectible under other acts.
AXOTHCR KEW ROAD LAW.
Poll Tax Fixed at $3 Counties May
Require It in Cash, or Labor.
SALEM, Feb. 26. House bill 205, which
was approved by the Governor today, re
quires the collection of a road poll tax
of $3 from every male inhabitant over 21
and under 50 years of age, unless by law
exeropti The tax may be paid either in
labor or cash, but County Court may re
quire that it be paid in cash. If any
person refuses to pay the tax a suit may
be brought in a Justice's Court to collect
the same, and the wages of the delinquent
may be levied upon to collect any judg
ment recovered. The tax must be expend
ed upon the roads of the district In which
collected. The act contains an emergency
clause, and goes into effect Immediately.
The tax becomes due on March 1, and
may be collected between March 1 and
December 31 of each year.
BECAME A LAW TESTERDAY.
Bill for Tax of $1 on Bicycles for
Construction of Paths.
SALEM, Feb. 26. The new bicycle path
law whicn went into effect today, with
an emergency clause attached, authorizes
County Courts to construct bicycle paths
and to Iey a license tax of $1 upon each
penson riding a bicycle In the county.
The act provides for the issuance of a. tag
similar to that issued under the old law.
It is made unlawful for any person to
ride a bicycle upon a bicycle path with
out having paid the license tax. The Sher
iff Is authorized to seize a bicycle and
sell the same as upon execution, in order
to realize the amount of the tax. The
law also requires that every bicycle shall
be provided with a bell and at night with
a good light. Bicycle paths constructed
under the old law are declared to be bi
cycle paths under the provisions of this
act. It Is expected that this act will be
legal, In that It provides a license for
riding, and not a tax upon the bicycle.
APPROVED BY GOVERNOR.
Portland Oriental Fair Bill, Along;
With Several Others.
SALEM, Feb. 26. The Governor has ap
proved the following bills:
House bill 347, for the maintenance. Im
provement and repairs of state eleemosy
nary and penal Institutions, normal
House bill 2G0, for the maintenance of
the executive, administrative, judicial and
educational departments -of state.
House bill 63, to provide for building
paths for bicycles and pedestrians on pub
House bill 71, to provide on what terms
surety companies may transact business
House bill 10S, to provide for the levying
and collection of taxes for road purposes.
House bill 203, to provide for collection
of a road poll lax.
House bill 217, to protect oysters, lob
sters and other food fishes.
House bill 262, amending the law relat
ing to sale of state lands.
House bill 274, to amend an act to cre
ate and aid Eastern Oregon district agri
House bill 296, to fix compensation of
Clerk of Supreme Court.
House bill 339, to- amend charter of
House bill 319, to authorize Portland to
appropriate money for the Oriental fair.
Senate bill 37, for .publication of Eel
Senate bill 98, fixing compensation v of
Supreme Court reporter. r
Senate bill 230, to amend charter of In
House bill 171, to provide revenue for
general expenses of the state.
Senate bill to allow the people to ex
press their choice for Senator, this ex
pression to be submitted to the Legisla
ture. Senate bill Gl, relating to sale of state
Senate bill 97, to appropriate ?SOO0 for
Btate Board of Agriculture.
Senate bill 603, to authorize establish
ment of district and county high schools.
Senate bill 1346, to regulate tho location
of mining claims.
Senate bill 10S, to provide bounties for
killing of coyotes, etc.
House bill 20, to provide uniform system
of mine bell signals.
Lavr Without Governor's Signature.
Governor Goer today filed in the office
of the Secretary of State House bill 31S
without his signature. This Is the bill
for the payment of certain 'specified claims
against the state, and becomes a law
without the approval of the Governor.
Pollc County Anti-Vice Petitions.
SALEM, Feb. 26. A reminder of the
moral crusade in Polk County Is in the
bands of Chief Clerk Morehead. It is In
the shape of several numerduely signed
petitions from Dallas and Monmouth, ask
ing for. the enactment of the anti cigar
ette and nickel in-the-slot measures.
When the-e petitions were presented by
Senator Mulkey, he took occasion warmly
to urge action in accordance with the
request, of the petitioners. This statement
is In answer to several Inquiries from Polk
as to what became of the petitions.
FILLS A LONG-FELT WANT.
Heating and Lighting Plant Pro
vided for University.
EUGENE, Or., Feb. 26. Included in the
general appropriation bill which passed
the Senate the last day of the session, was
a special Item of J25.O00 for a central heat
ing and lighting plant for the State Uni
versity. The building for which this sum
was set aside has long been needed at the
university, and the friends and patrons of
the institution are highly elated over the
favorable attitude of the legislators. Espe
cial praise le due to Hon. L. T. Harrle,
93, a member of the House, and Senators
Booth and Kuykendall; the latter being
chairman of the committee on ways and
The location of the new building on the
campus has not yet been decided upon. It
will be known as the mechanical hall, and
will contain the recitation-rooms of the
mechanical and electrical engineering de
partments, besides a new central eteam
heatlng and electric light plant. The pres
ent workshop and power-room Is In the
basement of the gymnasium, and the fa
cilities are Inadequate for the accommoda
tion of the many students now seeking
practical Instruction in the engineering
departments. At present, the classrooms
of the various buildings are heated by
stoves, which are both inconvenient and
wasteful. The new plant "will thus serve
the university in many ways, and will be
a most valuable addition to the plant of
the institution. It is expected that the
building will be completed by the begin
ning of the college year in September.
Fishermen Pleased With Legislation
OREGON CITY, Feb. 26. Local fisher
men are well pleased with the amend
ments to the fish laws passed by the
Legislature, so far as they apply to the
close seasons in the Willamette and
Clackamas Rivers. For the past two years
the Clackamas and a portion of the Wil
lamette River have been closed waters,
and as a result, considerable illegal fish
ing ensued. The open season will now
begin April 15, and continue until June
15. These fitreams will then be closed to
salmon fishing until November 1, and will
then remain open until March 1. It Is
said that the spawning season occurs dur
ing the Summer months, when these
streams are closed.
GOVERNOR GEER HARD AT WORK.
Trying to Devote All of His Time to
Consideration of Bills.
SALEM, Feb. 26. A visitor at the exec
utive office at the Capitol at midnight to
night would have found Governor Geer
with his coat off and laboring hard over
the mass of bills that were filed in his
office last Saturday. The Governor Is
trying to devote all his time to consider
ation of the bills, but has frequent inter
ruptions. He will file many bills tomor
row. He Is receiving scores of letters and
telegrams urging him to sign or veto
certain bills, but In most cases no reason
is given In support of the action desired.
Want Port of Portland Bill Signed.
SALEM, Feb. 26. The citizens' delega
tion from Multnomah has jolnod in a re
quest that the Governor sign the Port of
MANGE AMONG HORSES.
Umatilla County Owners Tear That
Serious Loss Will Result.
PENDLETON, Or., Feb. 26. Mange Is
again prevalent among the horse bands
of Umatilla County, and owners of un
affected bands are fearful that the dis
ease will cause serious loss in all sec
tions. G. W. Ellis, a McKay Creek ranch
er, brought to. town a report that he
counted 70 Infected horses In a band of
.200 pastured near here. Thomas Boylen,
who travels extensively through the coun
ty, says he finds the mange frequently,
and other stockmen support these state
ments. Several years ago more than 1000 horses
were killed in one season In Umatilla
County, and for a time the disease seem
ed to be almost completely stamped
out. A ruling by the Indian Department
at Washington Is that Oregon state of
ficials have no authority on the reserva
tion; hence, the Indian ponies which are
diseased remain alive and nothing can be
done by he state veterinarian at this
point to eradicate the disease.
John Doyle, a "trusty," escaped from
tho custody of the Sheriff here and Is at
large somewhere beyond Helix. He was
held on the charge of selling liquors In
quantities less than a gallon, and also
to minors. Having previously served a
90-day sentence for a similar oitense, and
being a trusty, he was allowed to go
down town and fled to Helix country,
whero he was captured by a Constable.
Doyle made another escape within an
hour, and has not been seen since by the
pursuing Deputy Sheriff. So furious were
the people of Helix against the "'gallon
house" business of Doyle that they have
shot the rear end and roof of the build
ing full of bullet holes, says J. H. King
of .that town.
Horses for Alaska.
William Beagle has gone to Skagway
with a lot of heavy draft horses bought
by W. F. Matlock for the Alaska trade.
The animals were shipped from Seattle.
PROMISES TO BE HOT ELECTION.
La Grande Is Divided on Question of
LA GRANDE, Feb. 26. The election of
city officers will be held March 11. Al
ready those In favor of gambling and
those against it are beginning to spar,
and the prospects are favorable for a
hard fight. Two years ago a bitter con
test was waged, which resulted in the
triumph of the moral forces, with J. M.
Church for Mayor. Gambling for the
year following was suppressed, and the
law strictly enforced. But the belief that
the absence of gambling kept money out
of the town became more and more prev
alent, until time for the election last
March, when a Mayor and Councilmen
believed to be In favor of an open town
were elected. Now there Is a growing
reaction against this sentiment.
Last night a meeting of the temperance
forces was held in one of the churches
and the situation discussed. It Is more
than probable that the antl-vlce ticket will
be named tomorrow evening, to which
time the meeting adjourned. The Mayor
had called the regular primaries for
FISHING SUPPLIES FOR ALASKA.
Go to Chrintlan Indians Who Operate
Annette Island Cannery.
ASTORIA. Or.. Feb. 26. Rev. W. Dun
can, of Mctlalcahtla, Annette Island,
Alaska, was In Astoria today, making ar
rangements for the purchase of some can
nery machinery to take to Alaska with
him. He Is the famous missionary, who
has organized a very prosperous and
Christian Indian community, the mem
bers of which are engaged In the salmon
and other industries on Annette Island,
which has been ceded to them by the
Government. Last year their cannery
packed 1S.O00 cases of salmon. Their
brand brings the highest market price.
Contract Let for Fish Warehouse.
George W. Sanborn, the canneryman,
let a contract today for the building of
20 fishracks and a warehouse 76x56 feet.
The locaUon Is directly west of the old
May Be n Popular Bond Lonn.
INDEPENDENCE, Or.. Feb. 26. In re
gard to the Issuance of bonds to the
amount of $9000 for the purpose of tak
ing up warrants to that amount now
outstanding. Mayor Stockton and the
City Council contemplate making it a
popular loan instead of trying to place
all the bonds with one party or firm.
Ferry Went Adrift.
INDEPENDENCE, Feb. 26. The Jones'
ferry went adrift yesterday afternoon and,
crossing over the Willamette River, is
now done in small boats. There was so
much pressure of the current on the
boat that the cable gave way. The fer
ryman succeeded in landing his boat Just
below the city. A new cab'e is expected
tomorrow, and It will be put In poslUon
Salem Creamery Changes Hands.
SALEM, Or.. Feb. 26. The Townsenfl
creamery In this city has changed hands
and will hereafter be operated by the
Crystal Ice Company.
MAY GET FLOWING MILL
SALEM PLANT WHICH WAS BURNED
LIKELY TO BE" REBUILT.
Project Hinged on a. Good Wheat
Crop, and This Is More Than
SALEM, Feb. 26. There Is every promise
that Salem will have a new flouring mill
by the time the present wheat crop has
been harvested. A few weeks ago T. B.
Wilcox, of the Salem Flouring Mills Com
pany, announced that If the wheat crop
shall "be good, a new mill will be erect
ed on the foundation of the on that
was burned some 18 months ago. Since
this announcement was made the cold
weather has passed and farmers report
their grain In excellent condition. The
heavy freeze did no damage, but on the
other hand Is thought to have done some
good by killing insects hidden away in
the ground. At present the conditions
are very favorable for a good crop.
Yesterday a representative of Mr. Wil
cox was In Salem to take measurements
of the old foundation for the purpose of
drawing plans and specifications for a
new mill. When the plans have been
completed It H understood that bids for
the construction of the mill will bo
The operation of a flouring mill at
Salem means much to the business in
terests of the community, for the lack
of a mill drives trade to other towns. It
is quite to be expected that farmers will
do a considerable portion of their trading
In the towns where they sell their pro
duce, and since there has been no mill
at Salem during the past year, many
farmers In this vicinity havo hauled their
grain to other towns. With the rebuild
ing of the 'mill It is hoped that condi
tions will be reversed and that instead
or the other towns drawing some tirade
from territory naturally tributary to Sa
lem, the county seat may be able to
reach Into the distant sections and bring
customers to Salem.
There has been considerable talk of the
establishment of an exchange mill In
this city, and an attempt has been made
to Interest business men and farmers In
the enterprise. The object Is to form a
corporation whose members "Will be Inter
ested In building up local enterprises.
What success may attend this" venture
remains to be seen.
Captain A. P. Wilson.
CENTRALIA, Wash., Feb. 25. News has
just been received here of the death, at
Santa Rosa, Cal., of Captain A. P. Wil
son. Mr. Wilson was formerly a citizen
of this place. He passed away Sunday of
The late William Pcnlnnd. "Sheep
King of Morrow County."
complications following the grip. The
deceased was a native of Maine, and was
in his 70th year. He served through the
War of the Rebellion, entering the Union
Army as a private and coming out as a
Captain He was brevetted Captain for
gallantry at the battle of Antletam.
The deceased was one of the delegates
from New Jersey, who assisted In the
nomination of U. S. Grant for the Presi
dency. He served two years as City As
sessor of oan Francisco.
Captain WIVon, In 1554, married Mrs. L.
E. Banister, mother of Editor M. M. Ban
ister, of the Centralla News. Mrs. Wilson
will return with her son and make her
home in this city.
Funeral of Mrs. Lizzie P. Spellmnn.
MEDFORD. Or.. Feb. 26. The remains
of Mrs. Lizzie Phlpps Spcllman, who died
recently at Attica, N. Y., arrived yester
day nnd were takon to the home of her
mother. Mrs. A. R. Phlpps, In East Med
ford, where the funeral services were
held today. Interment was In the I. O. O.
J. E. Froome, of Athena.
WALLA WALLA, Wash.. Feb. 26. J.
E. Froome, aged SI years, of Athena, Or.,
died In this city today, the result of a
surgical operation. Mr. Froome had re
sided In Athena for a number of years.
The funeral will occur at that place Feb
GROOKED WORK SUSPECTED.
Ex-Oregon Cattleman Who Died Pen
niless Thought to Be "Wealthy.
SPOKANE. Wash.. Feb. 26. Mrs. Mary
Davis received a telegram Sunday morning
from Seattle announcing tHo death at the
General Hospital of that city of Archibald
Wilson, formerly a wealthy cattleman of
The Dalles, Or., and asking If she would
give Instructions for the disposition of
the body, as Mr. Wilson died without
means. This was a surprise to Mrs. Davis,
as she had understood that Mr. "Wilson
was possessed of considerable ready cash.
Mrs. Davis suspects some crooked work
somewhere, and wired the Chief of Po
lice at Seattle, asking him to make a thor
ough investigation into the affairs of the
Mrs. Davis said that she had known Mr.
Wilson for a number of year; that he
was a wealthy cattle owner near The
Dalles, Or., until about three years ago,
when he sold his cattle and other proper
ty there and came to Spokane. He
placed all his cash out at Interest with
enterprises on the Coast, and drew a suf
ficient sum In interest monthly to sup
port him comfortably. Several of these
loans, however, became due some months
ago, and Mr. Wilson left for Seattle, ex
pressing the intention to Mrs. Davis that
he would withdraw all his outstanding
money, as he was not satisfied with the
Investments. Mrs. Davis thinks that this
was done, and that Mr. Wilson has a
large sum of money, probably In some
safe-deposit vault, although no money
or valuables were found on his person. Ac
cording to Mrs. Davis, the deceased was a
very reticent man, confiding his business
affairs to no one.
Besides money due him from parties In
Seattle, Mrs. Davis said that some $3000
was owed Mr. Wilson by a packing-house
of Portland, but she has forgotten the
name of the firm. ,
MILLIONAIRE ANNOYED HIM.
Insane Man Tried to File Complaint
ASTORIA, Or., Feb. 26. J. J. Reynolds,
about 25 years of age, who has' been em
ployed In a woodyard at Oregon City, was
ordered committed to the Insane asylum
by the County Court this afternoon. Rey
nolds arrived here on the noon train and
went at once to the office of Prosecuting
Attorney Allen, where he wanted to make
a complaint against the Vanderbllts,
Goulds, Lelters and several other of the
Eastern multi-millionaires, who, he as-
serted, were annoying and trying to kill
him. He was armed with a 45-calIber
revolver to protect himself, and said he
could get no justice m Oregon City, so
came to Astoria. In his pockets were
found certificates of deposit, issued by the
Bank of Oregon City, amounting to 5135.
and a letter which Reynolds had written
to an attorney at Los Angeles asking him
to prosecute one of the Vanderbllta.
WORK HAS BEEN STOPPED.
Removal of Sylvia de Grasse Reef
Seems Case of Too Low Bidding.
ASTORIA, Or.. Feb. 26. Work has been
stopped, temporarily at least, on removing
the Sylvia de Grasse reer, and It is under
stood that E. T. Johnson, of Portland,
who Tiad the contract with the Govern
ment, has abandoned It. A few days ago
all the machinery and tools belonging to
Mr. Johnson and used on the contract
were taken away, while those remaining
are Bald to be the property of Messrs.
Hale &. Kern. This morning 10 of the
men employed, and who have not been
paid since the work began, quit. They
assigned their claims to Jens L. John
son, one of their number, And suit Is to
be commenced against E. T. Johnson and
Messrs, Hale & Kern, his bondsmen.
The claims range from $30 to $95 each, and
amount to $624. It "is reported here this
afternoon that the contract will be com
pleted by the bondsmen.
Death Due to Overdose of Drug.
Coroner Pohl has returned from Knap
pa, where he was examining Into the
cause of the death of the late Colonel
Stone. He found that the probable cause
of death was an overdose of laudanum,
which drug the deceased was In tho habit
of taking, so no inquest was deemed neces
sary. The funeral will be held tomorrow
morning, with the Interment in Knappa
Portland Couple Divorced.
In the Circuit Court today a decree of
divorce yfaa granted In the case of Au
gusta Craig vs. I. T. Craig. Both of
the parties are residents of Portland.
Business of Tlllumoolc Creamery.
TILLAMOOK, Or.. Feb. 26. At a meet
ing of the Tillamook Dairy Association
yesterday- the' secretary's report showed
that 2.52S.S31 pounds of milk had been re
ceived at the creamery last year, the
average test of which was 4.11. This pro
duced 104,971 pounds of butter, at an aver
age of 23cents per pound, and the butter
manufactured was 120.SSS pounds, which
brought 20U- cents per pound, amounting
to 24.7S2 04.
Fred Burkhalter John Morgan and Al
bert Maroff were -elected directors, and
Claude Thayer treasurer.
A motion to put In a cheese factor' in
connection with tho creamery was voted
down by the stockholders. It Is expected
that the association will make a better
showing next year, although this year's
report Is considered satisfactory.
Commercial Clmh Held Banquet.
CENTRALIA, Wash., Feb. 26. The Con
tralla Commercial Club held lta first an
nual banquet hero last nignt at the Depot
Hotel. A splendid array of representa
tive business men were present. Brief
addresses were made by a number of the
members and visitors. Covers were laid
for SO people at the hotel. The dining
rooms were handsomely decorated. The
banquet was the leading social event of
this place for several years.
Circuit CoHrt in Session.
BAKER CITY, Or., Feb. 26. The regu
lar February term of Circuit Court for
Baker County commenced here today.
Judge M. D. Clifford, of Canyon, occupy
ing the bench. In place of Judge Eakin,
who Is 111 at his home In Union. The
term will probably be closed In two
weeks. No cases of material Importance
t Quotations of Mining Stocks.
SPOKANE, Feb. 20. The closlns quotations
tor mining: stocks today trere:
Bid. Aslcl Bid. Alk.
Amcr. Boy ..105 HkMtn. Lion
Morn. Glory... U4
Butte & Bos.. 14
Conjecture .. 3$;
Deer Trail ... S.
Enlnsr Star. C
Gold Ledge... 2
I. X. L 18
Iron Mask ...35
L. P. Surp... 7?i
MUler Creek.. 1
i'rm. aiaua... i 2
Qullp 204 ...
lUmb. Car....29y4 30
Itepubllc 40 4S
Reservation ..3 4
Boas. Giant... 34 3TJ
20 V-l Sullivan
41 (Tom Thumb. ..1.1
SAX FRANCISCO. Feb. 20. The official clos
ing quotations for mining stocks today were:
Alta SO 02Justlce SO 01
Alpha Con .
1'lKentuck Con 1
Best & Belcher...
Challenge Con ...
Con. Cal. i Va...
Con. Imperial ....
Crown Point ....
Gould & Curry...
Hale & Norcross.
U Mexican ......... 21
13 Occidental Con . .. 4
23 0phlr 7ft
2 Overman 12
C5 PotosI 15
16 Savage 12
6 See. Belcher 1
TO Sierra Xead& ... 31
1 65 Silver Hill 43
1 Standard 4.03
12 Union Con 22
S3 Utah Con 5
17 Yellow Jacket .... 24
BOSTON, Feb. 28. Closing quotations:
Adventure S 13 G2Humboldt $ SO 00
Blng. M. Co.... 20 75Osceola 6S 00
Amal. Copper... 00 GOjParrott 40 SO
Awu-niic .... J nnuiiii;jr .......a. A44 ou
Boston & Mont. 325 00
Santa Fe Cop... 7 02
Butte & Boston 81 00
Cal. & Hecla... 850 00
ITamarack 330 09
Utah Mining.... 33 75
Centennial 24 50
Franklin 23 501
Wolverines 55 50
Franklin 23 50
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more ill treatment than the bowels. Load after load is imposed until the intestines become clogged, refuse to
act, worn out. Then you must assist nature. Do it, and' see how easily you will be cured by CASCARETS G
Candy Cathartic. Not a mass of mercurial and mineral poison, but a pure vegetable compound that acts 3
directly upon the diseased arid worn out intestinal canal, making it strong, and gently stimulating the liver and , g
kidneys; a candy tablet, pleasant to take, easy and delightful in action. Don't accept a substitute for CASCARETS. fe
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fiS jvSrxS&sSPl&i SSSA in- condition; 1 did OTerrxhlnc 1 hoard of bat never chaD
jlSSS iggplSfc!Kr"3B fs3l yMA found anyrellef until Ibesanurtns CASCARETS.
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GTTAXAJTTCS8 TO CUKJE all ottI tretiMc. apitesdlcUte, feUloamcw.
bad fermtfc, bad felvod, triad oa the rtamaeh, bleated bowels. Tonl moott.
kMUeiCi laflirestiaa, pimples,
plexUa and Ussls. When
riUkatak. CmHiU(m IdllilMI
It la m. -- fmr aa ekrenle
afterward. Ko matter want
yaa wiu aeTtr ret weu ana Be
III srmr iti well aad be
rirht. Taks air adTleet atart
rnaranteei to rare er Money refunded.
TALKS OF HER AWFUL DEED
WASHINGTON MOTHER WHO TOOK
LIVES OF SIX CHILDREN.
Victims Pleaded nard, and Several
Times She Almost Relented
Murderess Adjudged Insane.
COLFAX. Wash., Feb. 26. Mrs. Rosa
Wurzer, who murdered her six children
at Unlontown, Saturday night, was today
adjudged Insane In the Superior Court,
after an examination by Drs. Harvey and
Boswell, and was committed to the asy
lum at Medical Lake, where she was tak
en this afternoon. She said she was not
sorry for the deed as the children were
now happy In heaven; that she did not
fear but that Christ would save her,
but the only salvation for the children
was for her to cut off their lives: that the
Idea seized her suddenly Saturday even
ing to kill them to save them from burn
ing. She Insisted that after the five
younger ones had been thrown In tho
well she followed, leaving the eldest girl
of 11 years at the surface, but she pleaded
with the child (o follow and she jumped In.
The woman asserted that the children
were alive at the bottom and begged her
to spare them, telling her she knew not
what she was doing. anU that their plead
ings so touched her she thought some
times she could not kill them, but con
cluded that she must to save them. Mrs.
Wurzer was not raving and spoke freely
through an Interpreter, of the tragedy.
She Is of Austrian birth, highly educated,
3S years old, and has lived two years at
Kansas City and 10 years at Unlontown.
The physicians certified her malady as re
GUILTY OF ASSAULT AND BATTERY.
Farmer "Who Hit Another With Club
nnd Canscd Loss of an Eye.
SALE-M, Or.. Feb. 26. Wlllard Martin,
a Howell Prairie farmer, was today found
guilty of assault and battery, committed
upon George Murphy last November. Mar
tin and Murphy became engaged In an
altercation, which resulted in Martin as
saulting Murphy and injuring him so as
to necessitate the removal of an eye.
Martin was charged with striking Mur
phy with a billy cltfb, but the jury elimi
nated the dangerous weapon feature of
the case. Martin will receive sentence
Friday morning. Both the men are well
known. Their trouble grew out of an
WOULD DOUBLE EXPENSES.
Colfax Postmaster's Report on Pro
posed Rural Mali Routes.
COLFAX, Wash., Feb. 26. Postmaster
Ewart has been notified by the depart
ment that when new contracts are let for
carrying malls on the three star routes out
of Colfax, provision will be made for rural
delivery .to all along the lines who will
erect and maintain roadside boxes, pro
viding the extra service comes within
bounds as to cost. Inquiry Is made as to
1 the added time necessary to cover these
routes under the proposed regulations.
There are three star routes out of Col
fax, each making round trips three times
a week to Penawawa, 23 miles and re
turn; to Almata, IS miles and return, and
to Steptoe, 14 miles and return. Present
contracts expire July 1, 1S02, but bids are
called for by September 1 of this year.
Postmaster Ewart has returned the
answer that the cost of the proposed
service will double that now in vogue, as
it will be impossible to make round trips
I on the Penawawa and Almata routes In
a day, with the added service.
If the department proceeds on the Idea
of expense alone, the report may interfere
with the establishment of rural free de
livery routes, for which petitions are al
ready In covering much the same ground.
SEW TELEPHONE LINE.
North Yakima nnd Sunnyside Arc to
NORTH YAKIMA. Wash., Feb. 26. The
Inland Telephone & Telegraph Company
today gave notice that work would im
mediately begin on the construction of a
telephone line from this place to Sunny
side. The route chosen for the line Is
by way of the Moxee valley and south
on the, eastern side of the Yakima River
to the Sunnyside country, a distance of
20 to 25 miles. The farmers and resi
dents of that section are enthusiastic
over the proposed extension and have
promised it liberal support.
: today that In a short time a night ex
change will be established In this city.
City Limits Will Be Reduced.
NORTH YAKIMA, Wash., Feb. 26.
A special election was held here today
to determine the question of changing
the boundary lines of the city so as to
exclude from the limits of the municipal
government what is known as the Park
addition to North Yakima. The meas
ure was carried by a majority of two
votes In favor of granting the request of
, tho citizens of the affected district. They
asked that the change be made, as they
are too far away from the center of town
. c .' r
ar years fnrrUc i
tr&lnr CAJSCAJtJETS t
alia yon start txiklne CAJSCJLRJETS today, for
wen an tne time aaiu yon pas year norea
-well all the tine natll tub sit ti
with CASCAJtKTS tadmT. cinder aa abaolnta
to receive any of the benefits of the city
government. The addition Is a tract of
considerable extent lying some distance
north of town. The total vote was unus
ually light, only S3 ballots being cast,
which is less than 10 per cent of the
Factory Building to Be Ready Soon.
VANCOUVER, Wash.. Feb. 26. The
George Force property on Eighth street,
formerly occupied as a pork packing es
tablishment, which has been leased by a
committee of citizens to be used as a con
densed milk factory. Is being cleaned up
nnd put In repair to receive the new en
terprise. Under the terms of agreement
made by the committee with the Swis3
Condensed Milk Company, the city was
to furnish the company a suitable build
ing and site, rent free, for a period of
three years. The building will be ready
for the factory In a few days. The ma
chinery has been on the ground for some
Notes of Oregon University.
EUGENE, Or., Feb. 26. The various
classes have elected the following dele
gates to the state oratorical convention
at Corvallls, March S: Miss Leila Straub,
'01: W. L. Whittlesey, '01; Miss Isabel
Jakway, 02; A. H. Eaton, '02; Miss Marie
Bradley, '03; Condon Bean, '01; Miss
Louise Jones, '04; John Raulstonc, '04.
The Interstate field meet between the
Universities of Washngton and Oregon
will be held la Eugene May 1. The in
terstate debate is scheduled for May 17.
Efforts are being made to secure the
services of Pete Kaarsberg. of Berkely,
as football coach for next season.
Julius Lippltt, of Colfax, has made a
large shipment of wheat to Chicago.
The Falrhaven Canning Company will
begin driving piles for the new ware
house this week.
The new bathing plant at North Beach
is under rapid progress. Several tons of
gravel have arrived for the swimming
C. B. Horen, traveling agent for the Ta
coma Grain Company, has made arrange
ments for the erection of grain ware
houses at Kamlah, Stltes, Welppe, Oro
flno, .Peck, Lenore, Basalt and Kooskla.
The flour mill at Alma Is completed and
will soon start grinding wheat. This 13
the only mill of Its kind in Okanogan.
Heretofore wheat raising was unprofit
able, by reason of the distance from trans
portation. The Hastings Shingle Mill Company will
establleh a new shingle mill near the Pat
rick Healy place at Goshen. A tram
way will be built from Carroul's landing
on the Bellingham Bay & Britsh Co
lumbia to the new mill site.
A dispatch from New Whatcom sa3
that the Slate Creek mining camp Is rap
Idly making a record as a producer of
gold. There are three stamp mills In ope
ration and three more will be added next
Spring. Over 100 men are now at work
in the various mines In Slate Creek.
A new mill will be erected on the east
side of HoqUiam River a quarter of a.
mile above the E. K Wood Company's
mill. The parties backing the enterprise
are residents of Hoqulam. The Northern
Pacific Railway Comapny has a party
making a preliminary survey for a switch
to the mill site.
Farmers on the highlands to the south
and west of Asotin are preparing for their
Spring work. The frost Is all out of the
ground, but plowing has not been com
menced yet. In the gardens along the
Snake River seeds of early vegetables are
being planted In cold beds, and the ground
Is being prepared for planting. Buttercups
are blooming on the hills about Asotin.
The saw mill men of Stevens County
met at Colvlile February 21 and formed
a temporary organization with T. C. Wins
low as chairman and J. C. Kulzer as sec
retary. They adopted a resoluton to the
efTect that the saw mill men of Stevens
County will meet on March 2 and form
an association, to be known as "The
Stevens County Lumber Manufacturing
Company," and adopted a temporary scale
of prices for lumber.
In speaking of the new company which
was formed In Spokane to develop and uti
lize the falls of the Spokane River, 17
mileB north -of Davenport, David Hson,
one of the Incorporators, said that It
would be a big thing for Davenport. "It
will mean," said Mr. Wilson., "that at
least J2O0.00O will be expended there In tho
next six months. The electrical power
developed there can be used all over the
Big Bend country for at least 100 miles
Wheat is quoted at 40 to 41 cents a bush
el for No. 1 milling grade at Asotin.
Several small sales are reported at the
lower figure. O. R. & N. boats now make
three trips a week, and 500 to 800 sacks
of grain are taken out each trip. There
still remains In the warehouses between
25,000 and SO.OOOO sacks about 70,000 bush
elsof wheat. Warehousemen report that
wheat shipped from Asotin since the be
ginning of last year's harvest, has been
moro than 200.000 hnhoia
Shipments of wheat from Walla Walla
valley last week were In excess of the
usual amounts and probably 100,000 bush
els went to tide water. The heaviest pur
chaser was the Pacific Coast Elevator
Company which has secured In the neigh
borhood of S5.C0O bushels, paying from 45
to 46 cents for club and from 4S to 50 cents
for bluestem. Other elevator companies
made extensive purchases and Dement
jnjrAJBtAJrKEEl) TO CmXXt n-ra years aco the flrat box of CAS
CAJS.ET wa sold. Sow 1 1 la aver tx million boxes a year, rreater thaa. any
similar medicine la tk vrorld. This Is abaolate praofofireal ; merit, and
onr beat testimonial. We bare faith, and will sell C-ASCJLKETai absolately
Saraateed to rare or naaey rsroaded. Oa bay today, two 4W bean, rrre
im & a.1f. tmuMttrliti. .u..i.i.!.iir.l-tlnni. nd Ifron are net tatlifled
after aalae one SOe box, return the nansed SOe box nnd the empty box to
as by mall, r tho tlrsrxlat from -whom yon xinrchascd It. and retyoar money
back for both boxes. Take onr adrlce no matter what alls yon start todny.
Health will onlenlr fallow nnd yoa will bless the day yon Ortt started the nse
ofCaCAJKETS. Xoolt free by mall. Add: BTXaUsaKKDTCO., 3cwTtrCUc.
There's nothing so bad for a
cough as coughing.
There's nothing so good for
$L cough as
The 25 cent size is just right
for an ordinary, everyday cold.
The 50 cent size is better for
the cough of bronchitis, croup,
grip, and hoarseness. The dol
lar size is the best for chronic
coughs, as in consumption,
chronic bronchitis, asthma, etc.
Three sizes: 25c, 50c, $1.00.
If your druggist cannot supply yon, send us one
dollar and iro Trill express a urge bottle to you,
all charges prepsM. Be inre you irtTe us "your
nearest express office. Address, J. C. Atzs Co.,
Bros, also contributed to swell the total.
At one time the Pugct Sound Warehouse
Company shipped 12,000 bushel3 to tide
Milan Schlatte is under arrest at Dav
enport charged with theft of $132 at Odes
sa. A number of eastern landbuyers were at
Rockford last week Jooking for dairy
Scarlet fever has about run Its course
at Rockford. Schools opened up again
At the special school election at Daven
port Saturday, the proposition to Issue
$40,000 bonds was lost by a tie vote.
Tho 'machinists at the Nahcotta car
shops have finished up locomotive No. 2
and put it in good running condition,
and, are now at work oa No. L which Is
undergoing changes of a like nature.
The North Yakima Council has decided
to purchase a crusher and roller for
grading the streets. A street commission
er has been appointed, his term beginning
March 1 and ending November 1 each
year. His salary Is 560 per month.
The Yakima Woolgrowers' Association
has decided to ask the County Commis
sioners to Increase the tax levy of tho
sheepowners In order to add $3000 to the
$1500 already used In paying bounties of
$1 each on scalps of wildcats, coyotes,
lynx and mountain lions.
E. A. Bryan, president of the Washing
ton Agricultural College, and the citizens
of Pullman have thanked the Oregon Rail
road & Navigation Comapny for cour
tesies extended to the college and to
the farmers in giving free transportation
to the latter In order that they might at
tend the institute.
The annual meeting of the Washington
State Society. Sons of the American Rev
olution, at Seattle, elected the following
officers: President, Dr. E. Weldon Young;
first vice-president, O. G. Ellis, of Taco
ma; second vice-president, John L. Wil
son, of Spokane; secretary, Charles- S.
Gleason; treasurer, A. Vs. Bell; registrar.
Ell S. Smith; historian. W. F. Babcock;
chaplain. Rev. E. M. Randall, J. M. Wal
lingford. Thomas W. Porsch, F. S. South
ard, Addison Q. Foster and General
Frazler A. Boutelle were chosen to serve
In connection with the officers as a
board of managers.
Guess You're Right.
MOSIER, Or., Feb. 26. (To the Editor
of The Oregonlan. Some days ago, when
referring to the new members of tho
Board of Public Works, you designated
Mr. Peery as a "hidebound Democrat."
For my own information and possibly
that of others, will you please define Just
what a "hidebound Democrat" is? While
at it, please also state If there are any
"hidebound" Republicans, and just how
this genus homo may be located and
known as such? H. A. HANLON
CASTOR 1 A
For Infanta and CMldren.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Signature of CsdA'
NEVER SOLD IN BULK.