Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, March 14, 1901, Page 4, Image 4

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President Will .A-ppoint New
Collector for .Alaska.
Unless Senators Simon and Mitchell
Can Afirree Upon Xeiv Incumbent,
This State May Sot Get the
:WASHINGT.ON, ITarcrf .-jltJs inti
mated at the Treasury Department that
a change is soon to be made In the col
lection -of. customs or Alaska. No inti
mation -i$ given as -to ytho vflll succeed
Collector Ivey. The explanation Is made
that Mr, Jvey's resignation is at hand,
subject to acceptance by the President at
any tlmo, and when It shall be accepted
the President will be ready to name the
new man. Up to this time Senator Mitch
el has made no recommendation for the
place, and the oW standing difference be
tween Senators Simon and McBrlde op
erates against a Simon man securing the
appointment. If Oregon is to get the ap
pointment, , her delegation will have to
unite on a" man without delay, and not
further embarrass the President.
Collector Ivey "was a lawyer In Portland
prior to his appointment In 1S97 as Col
lector of Customs of the District of
Alaska. He stumped Oregon for McKln
ley In 1S96. and the Mltchell-McBride in
fluence secured the Collectorship for him.
His administration has been a stormy
one, and several times his official head
has been all but in the basket. In the
Spring of 189S he was called to Washihg
tpn for a conference with Secretary Gage,
of the Treasury Department. It was pre
dicted that -be -would return to Oregon a
private citizen, but he made satisfactory
explanations. New instructions were
given to him, and he went to Alaska
with orders to enforce them. Late in 1R8
or early in 1900 complaint was made to
"Washington that he was not conducting
the office as he had been Instructed, and
his resignation was asked and tendered.
The Oregon Senators began a fight for
the appointment. Simon recommended
"Willis S. Dunlway, of Portland, who was
acceptable to Representative Moody. Mc
Bride made no recommendation, but it
was understood that he had a candidate
up his sleeve in the person of ex-Repre-eentatlve
Ira S. Smith, of Polk County.
Representative Tongue opposed Dunlway,
end kept his weather eye open for friends
who have fat jobs under Ivey. Other Pa
cific Coast States put forward candidates,
and President McKlnley was In a quan
dary. He did not feel ilke giving a place
which belonged to Oregon to another
state, and yet the Oregon delegation could
not agree upon a man who would be ac
ceptable to all. Ivey, who was In "Wash
ington at the time, succeeded In patching
Tip his troubles with the Treasury Depart
ment. He withdrew his resignation and
went back to Sitka, as Collector.
Organized at Corvallii for Public
CORVALLIS, Or., March 13. Organiza
tion of a Citizens' League was perfected
last night by the election of M. S. Wood
cock, president; B. W. Johnson, first
vice-president: W. H. Currin, second vice
president; C. E. "Woodson, secretary, and
B. Allen, treasurer. The five officers also
constitute the executive committee. The
membership is 65. The object of the league
is to promote the welfare of the commu
nity, to recommend measures that may
seem beneficial, to plan for developing
Benton County and the improvement of
public highways, to promote the estab
lishment of new industries and to en
courage immigration.
The City Council, by unanimous vote,
has ordered strict enforcement of the
Sunday law against saloon. The action
was taken after Officer "Wells had made
a speech, In which he declared that a
certain saloon was open the preceding
Sunday evening. During his remarks the
officer read off a list of persons In the
Ealoon when he visited It.
At a convention of Granges of Benton
County the following delegates were elect
ed to attend the State Grange: C. E.
Banton. of Altea, and Mrs. S. M. Hawley,
of Dusty. The alternates are "W. Tom
and Mrs. Tharp.
The convention adopted the following
"Resolved, That It is the opinion of
this convention that the by-laws of the
State Grange should be so changed that
each subordinate Grange shall have one
delegate to the State Grange each year."
People Apprehensive Lest Mine May
' Be Cloved Down.
BAKER CITT, March 13. Some con
cern has been caused -by news from the
East -that John E. Searles' affairs would
be put "through bankruptcy proceedings.
"Under the management of Assignee
Dwight, It was not doubted that the bl
Cornucopia mines would be continued, be
cause of the fact that Mr. Dwight was in
close touch with the owner.
While the jiatural 'presumption Is that
any property on a eelf-sustainlng baala
would nott be closed down, , there are
many considerations In the present case
to cause more- or less concern. For In
stance, the new receiver might be embar
rassed somewhat In meeting current ob
ligations that had accrued for the past
month's operation. It is the opinion of
well-informed men that much uncertainty
attends the operation jti. the mine until
an adjustment has been made. No doubt
exists that it is more- than self-sustaining,
although! the large expense Incident
to installing tho elaborate electric power
- plant and. equipment may have caused to
be left over unpaid bills. The mill has
been running only little more than a
week, and has not had time to grind out
values sufficient to pay for the improve
ments made last 'Fall and Winter. To
close the mine down would have a de
pressing effect on the district, and every
body earnestly hopes that the receiver
will continue operations.
Defendant at Baker City Tried to
Make Away With Victim.
BAKER CITY, March 13. Another in
teresting chapter was added yesterday to
the child-whipping case, now exciting
this community. J. M. Melklejohn. the
father, stole the boy from the home of
C. H. Stuller, who was keeping him, and
when caught by the officers, was making
away with the lad, with the evident pur
opse of getting beyond the reach of the
law. When District Attorney White
learned of the attempt to steal the child,
which, if successful, might remove dam
aging evidence against the father and
stepmother, he asked that the boy be
held under order of the court until the
case was finally disposed of, and then
that the boy be sent to the Home of the
Boys' and Girls' Aid Society.
Both the father and stepmother are un
der arrest, and have pleaded guilty to
assault and battery. They will be sen
tenced this morning by Judge Eakln. The
whip used to flog the 8-year-old boy is
now in possession of District Attorney
White, It is a typical rawhide riding
whip, badly worn at the end. Since tne
evidence of such excessive punishment
has" come to light, -many citizens advo
cate inflicting like or worse punishment
upon the father. Prominent business men
have been heard to aay that they would
.gladly take part In such a chastisement
Company Will Operate Astoria Street
ASTORIA, Or.. March 13. Articles of
incorporation of the Astoria Electric
Company were filed In the office of the
County Clerk today. The Incorporators
are Samuel S. Gordon, Frank R. Stokes
and Charles H. Page, and tho capital
stock Is $300,000, divided into SO00 shares
of $100 each. The principal office of the
company is to bo at Astoria.
The company is authorized to own and
operate street railway linos, power and
lighting plants, as well as water powers,
-mills, etc, for the prosecution of any
kind of manufacturing business, includ
ing smelting and reduction of ores and
minerals. This Is the company that Is to
operate the Astoria street railway line
and it was for that particular purpose
that the incorporation was made. Plans
for extending the line both east and
west have all been prepared but before
they can be finally approved they must
be passed upon by Mr. Mitchell, West
ern manager for tho General Electric
"Company, the owners of the road. Mr.
Mitchell is expected to arrive at Astoria
within the next few days.
A suit was filed in the Circuit Court
today by the London & San Francisco
Bank, of Portland, against T. H. Wy
monde, to collect a promissory note for
$3000, with interest at 8 per cent, from
January 25, 1900; also a promissory note
for $1500, with interest, from August 12,
1900; an over-draft of $45 40. and $350 in
attorney's tees. The defendant resides In
London, England, and is president and
principal owner of the Columbia Oil &
Guano Company. The plant recently
erected by the company above Tongue
Point haB been attached as security for
the claims.
The Goodj'ear Rubber Company, of
Portland, is making inquiries here as to
the whereabouts of J. H. Smith, one of
Its traveling men, from whom no word
has been reeclved since February 14.
Ir. Smith came here on that day and
went to South Bend, returning on Feb
ruary 18. He remained here until the
evening of the 23d, when he bid his
friends good-bye, saying he was going
to Portland on the steamer Hercules.
He did not go on the steamer and no
trace has, been found of him since that
time. It is feared that he fell into the
river and was drowned.
In the Circuit Court today a decree of
divorce was granted in the case of B.
S. Backman vs. Jenney Backman. The
parties reside In Portland and were mar
ried In Oregon City In 1S94.
Carload Shipment Made by Willam
ette Association.
SALEM, Or., March 13. Tho Willamette
Valley Prune Association Is today prepar
ing a carload of Italian prunes for ship
ment to Chicago tomorrow. The prices
received, it is announced, are as good as
have been secured at any time since the
crop was gathered last FalL The exact
figures are not given.
The prunes, before being shipped, are
thorughly washed in scalding water, so
as to brighten the skins and give them
an attractive appearance. They are then
packed in boxes bearing the association
label, and will go on the market as a
Willamette Valley product. The carload
to go forward tomorrow Is one of about
10 now stored In the association ware
house in this city.
H. S. Glle, -manager of the association,
is now In Chicago, attending to the mar
keting of the fruit In which he is Inter
ested. It is learned through letters writ
ten by him, that wholesale dealers push
California fruit and give the Oregon
prune the last chance. In one house,
while Mr. Glle was present, three buyers
came In to look at prune samples. They
were shown the California goods first
and every effort was made to effect a
sale. It was only upon request that the
Oregon samples were brought out, and
in each Instance a sale of the Oregon
fruit was made.
It Is also learned that the sale of Ore-
son fruit at the prices demanded has
been greatly hindered by the sale at a
lower price of Italian prunes produced
in the Northwest. A sale having been
made at a lower figure .than the asso
ciation demanded, it was thereafter diffi
cult to sell the same variety of fruit
at a higher figure, even though the qual
ity might bo some better.
Fruit men have no fear now of damage
from cold weather unless there shall be
continued cold rains during the blos
soming period.
Let at Baker City for New Plant,
Which "Will Also Make Ice.
BAKER CITT, March 13. Contracts
were let yesterday for construction of
the new brewery to be. erected here by
Spokane capital. Plans and specifications
are not given out, but the contractor is
authority for the statement that the
building is to" be a three-story brick. The
annual capacity "vrlll be 10,000 barrels, and
the cold-storage plant will have a capac
ity of 15 tons of Ice dally.
Heretofore, Ice haB been cut from ponds
In Winter and stored for Summer use.
Lively competition In the sale of beer la
expected. The builders announce that
"they will endeavor to" reach all Eastern
Oregon from this location, as it has been
found impracticable. tow do so from Spo
kane, owing to freight rates. A rumor is
in circulation that the concern will buy
out the brewery at Sumpter. The Pacific
Brewery Company, through its manager,
Henry Rust, states that it will remain In
the field and endeavor to meet all compe
tition, ag in the past.
' Robert K. Potter.
OREGON CITY, March 13. Funeral
services of the late Robert K. Potter
were held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church
this afternoon, and were conducted by
Bishop Morris and Rev. P. K. Hammond.
The 3ervice was largely attended, and
numerous floral offerings were In evi
dence. The Native Sons attended in a
body. The following pioneer residents
acted as pallbearers: J. G. Pllsbury, C.
W. Ganong, H. L. Kelly, C. N. Green
man, George A. Harding and E. Mat
thlas. The Interment was in Mountain
View cemetery.
Mrs. E. P. Cadwell, of Forest Grove,
FOREST GROVE, Or., March 13. Pa
cific University suspended exercises this
afternoon In respect for Mrs. E. P. Cad
well, an alumna, who died yesterday.
Interment was In the Buxton cemetery
today. The funeral services were con
ducted at the residence by Rev. M. D.
Dunning. The pallbearers were: Profes
sor W. N. Ferrln, C. M. Keep, Levi C.
Walker, John E. Bailey. George O, Sloan
and Jesse Caples.
Mrs. Aremathy nil.
ASTORIA, March 13. Mrs. Aremathy
Hill, widow of tho late Francis Hill, died
at her home, near Warrenton, last night,
of quick consumption. She was 61 years
of age ,a native of Ohio, and had resided
on Clatsop Plains for the past 25 years.
She left a large family of grown chil
dren. Her funeral will be held tomorrow
morning, and the Interment will be in the
J Old Pioneer cemetery
Farmers Who Own Stock In Good
Fortune, and Should Increase
Their Herds.
SALEM, Or., March 13. E. C. Cross, a
wholesale and retail meat dealer of this
city, says that prices of beef cattle are
the highest they have ever been during
his IS years of experience In the meat
business. Unable to purchase a sufficient
number of cattle In this section of the
country, he has recently Imported them
from Idaho and Southern Oregon, paying
therefor 5 cents per pound on foot. Mr.
Cross has information of sales In the
Klamath country at 44 cents per pound
on foot, the purchaser paying all the ex
penses of transportation to the railroad
and thence to market. At this season of
the year the stock sold for butchering Is
all stall fed, so these prices are, all things
considered, but little higher to the farmer
than the prices that prevailed last Fall.
Mr. Cross sees In this condition of the
market many things which the farmers
may consider with profit. It Is evident
that the farmer who 'has raised cattle
along with his wheat has something which
he can sell at any time of the year at a
good price. The farmer who has resisted
the temptation to sell his cows and heifer
calves at the high prices that have pre
vailed Is In a position to build up his
herd of cattle so as to have stock to sell
with each succeeding season. Those farm
ers who have not diversified, but have
confined themselves to the raising of
grain alone can now realize the mistake
they have made.
Few Eastern Bayers.
This Is the first season in five years
that Eastern buyers have not scoured the
country In search of every beef animal
that could be bought. The high prices
that were offered two, three and four
years ago were so tempting that farmers
sold even their heifer calves, and thus
have, to a great .extent, limited them
selves in replenishing their herds. Dur
ing the past season the farmers seem to
have held their stock too high, for buyers
did not come to this section in so large
numbers, and the farmers now have most
of their last year's heifer calves. As
these will not reproduce for two or three
years, the process of building up herds
will be slow. Next year buyers may be
offering high prices again for young cat
tle, with the result that farmers will
sell off their heifers.
Mr. Cross thinks the fanners should
hesitate long before reducing the number
of their cattle below what their farms
will support. They should save all their
heifer calves for breeding purposes, un
less their farms are overstocked, and
should -keep their steers until matured.
By feeding the produce they have hereto
fore sold at unprofitable prices, they can
turn It into beef wh!.h will sell at a good
Prices Will Never Be Low.
That the price of cattle will never again
go down as low as It was, Mr. Cross Is
confident. It will bo many years before
the numbor of cattle could be Increased
to what It was when prices were low,
and there does not now seem to be the
necessary amount of grazing land. The
prairies are fast being settled up, and
stockraising has given place to cultivation
of the soil. In many sections of Eastern
Oregon, overpasturlng has killed out the
grass, thus diminishing the area of graz
ing land. Mr. Cross commends the effort
the O. R. & N. Co. Is making to discover
grasses that will 'redeem the despoiled
ranges In Eastern Oregon, and hopes to
see the effort successful. He would urge
every Xarmer tp watch carefully the re
sults of the experlments and to profit
In every possible way by tho methods
that appear most satisfactory.
Vnlne of Grass Experiments.
A number of the larger lumbering com
panies, notably the Booth-Kelly Com
pany, of Lane, Douglas and Josephine
Counties, are beginning an experiment by
making pasture land of the tracts from
which they remove the timber. They
clear away the brush, sow the land with
a thrifty grass, and after the grass gets a
good start put on as many cattle as the
land will support. In this way the stock
raising areas In the state will be greatly
Increased, and the land which will not
warrant Immediate clearing of stumps
will gradually be cleared by natural pro
cesses. But, however the grazing sections of
Eastern Oregon or the foothills of West
ern Oregon may be enlarged or dimin
ished, there Is a very promising outlook
for the Willamette Valley farmer who so
plans his operations as to be able to
produce the greatest possible number of
cattle to be fed upon the products of his
own farm.
Latter Is Finished, hut Former Is
Not Yet Completed.
SALEM, Or., March 13. Chief Clerk
S. L. Moorhead and Calendar Clerk J. A.
Finch, of the Oregon. Senate, today com
pleted the correct!onof the journal of the
Senate for tho last session. The resolu
tion under which they worked allowed
them 14 days for the task with compen
sation fixed at $S per day for the chief
clerk and $6 for the calendar clerk.
They have worked 16 days, however, and
put in a number of evenings at that.
They will draw pay for only 14 days,
making the total cost $196. Twenty days
were allowed for the correction of the
House journal and the clerks are still
working upon it.
The House resolution authorized cor
rection of the journal by the chief clerk.
Speaker of the House, the journal clerk,
calendar clerk, nnd Representative Stew
art Tho first three of these receive $8
per day for 20 days and the latter two
$6. The total cost will be $720.
Of the Tacoma Eastern Railroad
TACOMA. Wash., March 13. At the an
nual meeting of the Tacoma Eastern
Railroad Company today the following
directors were elected:
William M. Ladd, Charles E. Ladd and
Edward Cooklngham, of Portland; John
Bagloy, R. B. Smith, L. J. Pentecost and
E. M. Hayden, of Tacoma.
The directors elected these officers:
President, W M. Ladd; vlce-pvesldent and
general manager, John Bagley; Secretary,
E. M. Hayden; treasurer, L. J. Pente
cost: auditor, J. G. Dickson.
The road Is now In operation for 15
miles south of Tacoma, and work of con
struction southward Is steadily progress
Many Busts Plowed Up by Benton
County Farmers.
CORVALLIS, Or., March 13. Benton
County farmers, In plowing, are turning
up many small bugs that resemble the
grain aphis. The bugs are found from one
to eight Inches deep In the ground, and
in such numbers that they give the
ground a moldy appearance. Professor
Cordley, entomologist at the experiment
station, states that they are not the grain
aphis. The bugs are somewhat lighter In
color than the other Insect.
John J. Healy Will Do Great Things
in Alaska.
NEW YORK, March 13. A dispatch to
the Herald from London says:
John J. Healy, who is known through
out Alaska as "King of the Klondike."
is at tfce Hotel Cecil. As former gen-
eral manager of the North American
Trading & Transportation Company he
has probably done more than any other
man to develop the riches of Alaska
gold" fields. His presence in London is in
response to the Invitation of prominent
Englishmen Interested In tho Klondike
who are anxious to know the exact facts
about their property.
It Is more than probable that one re
sult of his visit to London will be the
organization of a rival to tho North
American Company, which has hitherto
enjoyed almost a monopoly of the trans
portation faci'ities of that country.
"It is too eirly yet to speak of my
plans definitely," Mr. Healy said. "a3 I
am In dally conference with the princi
pals vrho wished me to come for consul
tation. I can say, however, that the near
future Is likely to see English Interests
In the Klondike on a better business
footing than they have ever been.
"Tho Northeastern Peninsular gold
fields are richer than any others yet
opened", while the Southeastern section Is
probably unequaled as a copper bed by
any place on earth. I have no lands to
dispose of. I am not here for that pur
pose." "What are the prospects for railways
In Alaska?"
"Good." he replied. "While no railways
in Alaska are actually in operation as yet,
there are good prospects for the near fu
ture. Surveys have already been made.
But. of course, until the population war
rants construction one can't expect that
capital will undertake any outlay. How
ever, I may say that the population of
Alaska has now outgrown tho period
where the tenderfoot comprises the ma
jority. Tho- settlers there now have come
to stay."
Inquest-Deemed Advisable.
VANCOUVER, B. C. March 13. An in
quest Is In progress to Investigate the
death of John Hall, a miner found dead
In bed in the St. Charles Hotel. The
previous evening the deceased played
cards with friends before retiring. Hall
suffered a skull fracture about three
months -ago- In a runaway accident, and
the wound was still being treated. He
complained of pains In the skull over
the left ear. There were no marks of
violence, bu an inquest was deemed de
sirable. "
Bntteville Election.
BUTTEVILLE, Or., March 13. The
city election yesterday-resulted as fol
lows: Mayor, William Ryan; Recorder.
John S. Vandeleur; Marshal, Joseph
Scheurcr; Treasurer, W. R. Scheurer;
Councilmen, J. H. Dawson, R. Wool
worth. Henry J. Bellarts, Jerome Epper-
Engene Brevities.
EUGENE, Or., March 13. Edward
Bushnell, a farmer, residing three miles'
north of Eugene, yesterday cut his foot
severely with an ax, amputating the
large toe.
Rev. J. F. Claycomb, pastor of the
Cumberland Presbyterian Church, has
tendered hs resignation.
Ordered to San Francisco.
WASHINGTON, March 13. Captain
Harry A. LIttlcfleld, of Portland, recently
appointed Assistant Surgeon, has been or
dered to San Francisco for assignment
to duty at Manila.
How Fish Commissioner Reed's Ten
ure Will Be Decided.
Fish Commissioner Reed thinks the
first legal steps taken In the matter of
his office will bo when he applies for his
monthly salary, April 1. Then, If he Is
refused payment, he will Institute pro
ceedings to recover, and thus his author
ity as existing Fish Commissioner will be
"As the matter now stands," Mr. Reed
said yesterday, "the close season for sal
mon fishing, except by hook and line,
extends throughout the year. The new
law was rushed through the Legislature
without due consideration, so no one
knows what its real intent was.
'The Governor, Secretary of State and
State Treasurer are appointed Fish Com
missioners, and Mr. Van Dusen, of As
toria, has been chosen Fish Warden, un
der the new law. I am therefore Fish
Commissioner also, as the new law con
tains no repealing clause. I wanted Mr.
Van Dusen to agree to test these mat
ters by a friendly suit, so that the Su
preme Court could decide, but he Is
averse to the proposition, and In the
meantime neither of us has authority to
enforce the laws during the close season,
as these have become so badly mixed that
no one knows where we arc at.
"A law was also enacted last session,
by the passage of Senate bill 112, provid
ing for the payment of a bounty on the
scalps of seals and sea lions, and on the
heads of shags and shelldrake. This is a
very important matter, and will do much
for tho protection of our salmon Indus
try. I am ready to Issue certificates to
the Secretary of State for any such
scalps and heads presented to me under
this new law."
Cabinet and State OOlcers.
JUNCTION, Or., March 12. (To the Ed
itor.) Will you please print a list of the
President's Cabinet and Oregon's State
officers In The Weeklv Orpnnlnn yw1
John Hny Secretary of State
:y.mai,J' Ga&c Secretary of Treasury
Ellhu Root Secretary of War
l3-, Hitchcock.. Secretary of the Interior
John D. Long Secretary of Navy
James Wilson. ...Secretory of Agriculture
John W. Griggs Attorney-General
C. F. Smith Postmaster-General
State Ofllcers.
John H. Mitchell U. S. Senator
Joseph Simon U. S. Senator
Thos. H. Tongue.... Congressman 1st Dist
M. A. iMoody Congressman 2nd Dist
T. T. Geer Governor
F. I. Dunbar ...... ....Secretarv of Stnt
C. S. Moore State Treasurer
J. H. Ackerman..Supt. Public Instruction
W. H. Leeds State Printer
D. R. N. Blackburn Attorney-General
C E. Wolverton Supreme Judge
R. S. Bean Supreme Judge
F. A. Moore Supreme Judge
M.L.ChamberlaIn.Clcrk State Land Board
a B. Bellinger U. S. District Judge
Zoeth Houser U. S. Marshal
D. M. Dunne.. Collector Internal Revenue
John Hall U. S. District Attorney
A JCex Mclbod f Cains Frnft
Js to prepare It in such a manner that
It still retains all of its natural prop
erties and then combine it with se
lected grains, thereby producing Per
fect breakfast beverage. This is the
way Figprune Cereal, the substitute
for coffee and tea, Ib made. Your
grocer sells it. Ask for sample.
"wny Some Children are Restless
and nervous even their own mothers
ore unable to tell. Possibly they have
been given coffee or tea to drink. Flq
prune Ctreal, made from choice Cali
fornia fruits ar.d selectod grains, is a
beneficial substitute. Figpnine will
feed the nerve centers. It "will mafca
the child strong and healthy. Made
like coffee. Looks like coffee. But
e's 5 per cent fruit and 46 per cent
If you don't feel Just right subatltuts
Flsprune Cereal for coffee. It's the por
feot food, beverage. At grocer.
Efllclency of Association Improved
Six Cents Per Head Auoitetl
for Shearing.
THE DALLES, Or., March 13. The
meeting of the Oregon Woolgrowcrs.' As
sociation, which ended here last night.
Is regarded as the most satisfactory con
vention of that body yet held. The de
liberations were such as greatly to Im
prove and broaden the field of usefulness
of the association.
Several questions of much importance
to sheepmen brought forth spirited and
Interesting discussions. Among them were
a change in the constitution of the as
sociation, the matter of shoddy In woolen
goods, nnd the adjustment of shearing
prices. Heretofore the official roll of the
association has consisted of president,
secretary and treasurer. This was
changed by creating the office of vice
president, to which J. N. Williamson, of
Prinevllle, was elected later, and by com
bining the duties of secretary and treas
urer Into one office. The selection of
Douglas Belts, of Pilot Rock, Umatilla
County, for president, is looked upon as a
particularly happy o'ne. Mr. Belts Is a
prominent woolgrower of large experi
ence in his section, and he will add the
weight of superior judgment to his work
besides bringing many Umatilla wool
growers into contact with the association.
An address of more than usual Inter
est was delivered by George A. Young
concerning protection of woolgrowers f rem
the present practices of manufacturers.
Mr. Young displayed samples of Sea
Island cotton and scoured Australian
wool. These In equal proportions are now
being mixed in goods, which are labeled
and sold as nil wool. Only a wool expert
Is able to detect the difference. The re
alization that Sea Island cotton can be
bought for 13 cents, while Australian wool
brings 66 cents, and that fabrics manu
factured from en equal mixture of these
Is not distinguishable to the ordinary
buyer. Is a sad one for the woolgrower.
Pay for Shenrlnj?.
Much discussion was indulged on the
question of prices of shearing. The gen
eral opinion was that 6 cents per head
should be adopted as the uniform price
for this season. In view of the fact that
the ordinary sheep-shearer averages 1U0
head per day 6 cents Is regarded as suffi
cient compensation, when added to board
and lodging. It was generally conceded
that the present status of the wool mar
ket, does not justify a higher price thi3
season. After an agreement to further
the formation of local associations
throughout the state, through which the
membership of the association may be en
larged, the meeting adjourned until Sep
tember 10, when' It will reassemble at
Astoria Chamber of Commerce.
ASTORIA, Or., March 13. At the meet
ing of the Astoria Chamber of Commerce
the following resolution sent by Secretary
Flelschncr, of the Portland' Chamber, was
"Whereas, In view of the great im
provement to the state or the development
of the mineral resources, which are
numerous and varied; therefore be It
"Resolved, That the Portland Chamber
of Commerce Is In favor of a suitable bill
for the establishment of a state mining
A letter was read from Representative
Moody, in which he assured the members
of the Chamber that he would use his ut
most endeavors to have the War Depart
ment complete the new buildings contem
plated for Fort Stevens.
Leaerac Bascbnll Matters.
SPOKANE. Wash., March 13. J. J. Mc
Closkey, manager of the Tacoma league
team, who Is In this city, stated tonight
that he and J. M. Maloney, of this city,
will represent Spokane at the league
meeting to be held at Seattle March 15.
Mr. Maloney will take with him the $500
forfeit money .and 5110 for league dues and
National League protection. Spokane will
receive Its franchise at the meeting, and
will Immediately after commence to sign
Co-operative Meat Market.
OREGON CITY, March 13. The stock
holders of the Oregon City Co-operative
Meat Market held a meeting last night
and perfected organization In a legal
way. By-laws were adopted and the fol
lowing board of directors was elected:
J. W. McKay, William J. Wlson, Rich
ard L. G eaves, H. C. Carmack and Wil
liam M. Sheahan. The board of directors
will hold a meeting soon for the election
of officers and manager.
Dynamiter Arrested.
VANCOUVER, B, C, March 13, A spe
cial from Nelson, B. C, says:
"After waiting several months, the pro-
i Duffy's Cures Consumption.
Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey cures consumption, coughs, colds,
grip, bronchitis, catarrh and all diseases of the throa: and lungs.
It'also curfis nervousness and indigestion It gives power to the
brain, strength and elasticity to the muscle, and richness to the
blood. It is a' promoter of good health and longevity, makes the
old yourrg. keeps the yourfg strong
It will cure almost any case of consumption if taken in time.
fliother died of Consumption. Daughter kept strong and well by
Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey.
'Gentlemen In reference to yom Malt Whiskey I must say that it 1$
excellent I have had it in use for nearly our year and in that time my family
has been greatly benefited, especially mv eldesi daughter who vas always in
delicate health She is ovei sixteen year. o aye .:ud i strong and hearty
I have given her three tablcspoontuk ada It ww tor her that I wanted the
consumption cure I think it vya- luckv that I gni n tor the mother died of
consumption when the daughter ua- i ear '. aire and the physician said
the child would not lie to be over fourteen vcar age 'ow she over
Sixteen and the doctor i dead He di"d ot conimpnon ot the lungs In con
clusion. I will say that your DUFFV PURF MAI T WHISKEY will save
many lives if the people will take it It is decidedly the most strengthening
stimulant that I have ever seen and we have tried a grear nsny before we
came-toyou Very truly your Mr IOHM PFI lGFFLDER. ;;3 Master
Street Philadelphia. Pa
Guarantee ' We guarantee thai the most sensitive stomach, will
retain Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey, when it will retain no other stim
ulant or nourishment "
crgi We will send free to any
"B game counters lor whist
stamps to cover postage They are unique and usclul
DUFFY'S PURE MALT WHISKEY the only Whisfcev raxed bv
the Government as a medicine Thi. a guarantee Vll druggists and gro
cers or direct. $1.00 a bottle Refuse substitutes thov are injurious Send
for free medical booklet ditffi malt uhiskey -o ROCHESTER N i
1 vincial authorities have secured one of
I the men wanted for complicity In the
dynamiting of Chinese at Athalwer. Au
gust 5 last. Suspicion pointed o Herbert
McKnight and Fred Compton, but they
escaped across the line. ilcKniglit re
cently returned to Golden, B. C, where
he was arrested."
Another Dully Pnpcr.
BAKER CITY. Or.. March 13. Baker
City is to have a new dally newspaper.
The Baker City Heralc:, formerly the
Epigram, will enter the field as "a. daily
and weekly publication April 15. The ma
chinery has been shipped from San Fran
cisco and the bills of lading received at
Baker City.
Trustees 'Appointed.
SALEM. Or., March 13. Upon the
recommendation of the Board of Trus
tees of the Town of Sodaville, Governor
Geer today appointed C. B. Montague,
of Lebanon, and N. Bridges and E. B.
Kelly, of Sodaville, members of the
board to expend the $10)0 appropriated by
' the Legislature which will be devoted
J to improvemnt of the soda springs.
Kllled ly n. Iioultler.
TACOMA, "Wash., March 13. Charles
Elic. miner, an native of Finland, was
killed at Carbonado Monday night. Elic
was working in a chute, when a huge
boulder fell from above,- killing him in
stantly. JTevr Mining; Company.
BAKER CITY, March 13. Articles of
incorporation have been tiled of the St.
; Greatest Medicine.
readci ol this, oaper i o out patent
euchre etc on receipt ot j cents in
1 Patrick's Gpld Mining Compnny, of
1 Sumpter. P. U. Healy. M. M. Flynn, Val
1 entine Frj3che Thomas Moore, F "V.
I Northup and J AV Kerron are the in-
corporator. The capital stock Is ?M0,-
Lont Ills LoPi".
VANCOUVER, B. C. March 13. A ju
venile passenger on the eastbound train
fell off the platform neir Ruvelstok, B.
C and the ears nassed itver his lens.
! He Ls believed to be the 10-year-old son
of Mrs. Le Terrenoire, who was en route
to Cecil, Pa. "When he "was flrst missed
a bearch rf the train was Instituted.
At the v.czzx. station a telegram was re
ceived by the cenductur stating that a.
hiid had been found on the track a
short distsnee from Kevelstoke with both
legs horrib'y msngled. "When found ho
had crawled a d'stance,' of IS telegraph
poles in an endeavor to" reach aid.
Northwest T'ostoHlce.'!.
WASHINGTON. Marcft 13. A postofflce
has been established at Agate, Jackson
County, Or., on the route from Tolo to
Eagle Point. Jefferson F. Grigsby has
been appointed Postmaster.
An oulce has also bter. established at
Grant. JJason County, Wash., with John
H Bllle as Postmaster,
Acquitted of Manslaughter.
SPOKANE, Wash., March 13. Mrs.
Bertha Ward rum, a midwife, charged
with manslaughter in causing the death
of MIsj Clara Wcnger by an unlawful
operation, was acquitted by the jury this