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THE MOENING OREGONTA,, THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1901.
STEAMER FORWEST COAST
WABFffiLD WILL LOAD A "WHEAT
CARGO AT PORTLASTD.
Croisrlsla Goe to Talcalinano Scar
city of Sailors Is Becoming Seri
ous Marine Xotes.
The British steamship "Warfleld, -which
has been in the Pacific Coast coal trade
lor the part two years, has been char
tered by Balfour, Guthrie & Co., of this
city, to load a cargo -of wheat for th
west coast of -South America. This will
be the second steamer cargo of wheat
cent from Portland to South America this
eeason, Balfour, Guthrie & Co. dispatch
ing the steamer Robert Adamson with
4000 tons about two months ago. The
same firm is also dispatching from this
port the British bark Cralglsla for Tal
cahuano, -Cnile, with a cargo of bluestem
wheat. The exports, including the cargo
of the "TCarfield, will amount to 500,000
bushels already shipped to west coast
points this season. N This demand is due
to a failure of the wheat crop in Chile
and Peru. In past years, whenever there
was a failure in those countries, supplies
were obtained almost exclusively from
Australia, but this year Portland export
ers have made quite a start in the busi
ness, and, as a very high grade of wheat
is being shipped, the trade "will undoubt
edly show Ji material increase In the fu
ture. The Ttfarfield is now at Comox taking
aboard jboal for the voyage, and is ex
pected to leave the British Columbia port
tomorrow. She will carry about 4500 short
tons, and will be given very quick dis
patch. Like all of the -wheat that is sent
to the west coast, or to South Africa,
the cargo of the "Warfleld will be put up
in twill bags carrying about four bushels
each. "While Oregon wheat exporters are
meeting the competition of the Austral
ians in the West Coast trade, they are
not so successful in the Oriental trade.
Last season several good-sized shipments
of wheat were made to Japan, but this
year It is Impossible to do anything in
that market, the Australian bids being
nearly $3 50 per ton lower than can be
made" by Portland exporters.
SAILORS ARE SCARCE.
Much, "Work: Ashore Cannes
Trouble for Ships.
Since General Prosperity pitched his tent
In this vicinity, there has been -a decided
scarcity of laborers of all kinds. This
state of affairs has extended to the water
front, and four or five ships are held up
in the stream with cargoes aboard, and
unable to get to sea on account of the
scarcity of sailors. The Khyber finished
loading three dayt ago, but has not yet
cleared, and may not get away today.
Following her are the Buteshire and
Cralglsla, both of which have finished,
and the Helga and Astoria, which will
finish today. An Idea of the scarcity of
men can be gained by the fact that the
pilot shooner Joseph Pulitzer is tied up at
Astoria, unable to put to sea for lack of
a crew. A berth on the pilot schooner Is
about the softest kind of e sailorlng Job.
and when men cannot be found to fill
berths like that It is a difficult matter
to get them to tackle the round-the-Horn
The big demand for men to go north
with the cannery fleet is one of the prin
cipal reasons for the shortage Just now,
for sailors are preferred for this work.
In addition to this, however, men are
wanted In the woods and sawmills, and on
construction work on railroads, and a
hundred other places all over the North
west. Much the same condition of affairs
is reported in San Francisco, and there
have been delays on account of the
scarcity of sailors down there for the past
two months. Men are ecarce on Puget.
Sound, but the situation is not so strained
over there, ior the Teason that there hv
a constant supply of recruits, the incom
ing lumber schooners and barks being so
-numerous that all of the men who leave
them do not wander off into other fields
of industry. Some of these sailors have
been brought over from the Sound to man
ships at Portland, but this is an expen
slveknethod, and besides Is not enjoyed
by tiie Puget Sound sailor boarding
house men, whose feelings are considered
to a certain extent by the local boarding
THE IOWA DOCKED.
"Will Undergo Extensive Repairs
"Wisconsin and Oregon Xext.
BREMERTON, April 3. The battleship
Iowa arrived at the navy-yard at 3 P. M.
yesterday, with Admiral Casey, Commander-in-Chief
of the Pacific Squadron, on
board. "The following naval officers are
on duty on the big battle-ship:
Captain Thomas Perry, commanding;
Lieutenant - Commander G. H. Peters,
Lieutenant-Commander York Noel. Lieutenant-Commander
B. Tappan, Lieutenant-Commander
A. B. "Willets, Medical
Inspector M. H. Simons, P. A. Surgeon
C. P. Kindelberger, Paymaster L. O. Kerr,
Lieutenant M. C. Gorges, Lieutenant R.
C. Buhner, Ensign H. N. Jensen, Naval
Cadets Huff, Stranton, Forman and Mor
ris, Captain of Marines C. M. Perkins and
All preliminary -work In connection with
docking the hlg ship had been completed,
and the vessel was docked at 4 P. M.
today. .,- r.
The Iowa was not expected to arrive
until after target practice at Port An
geles, but, as quite extensive repairs are
contemplated, only one day was devoted
to shooting, and the vessel made haste
to arrive at the yard, in order to complete
repairs in the allotted time lor the work.
The navy-yard will he a busy place
while the ship Is here; In fact, for the bal
ance of the year great activity will pre
vail. After the repairs to the Iowa shall
have been completed, the "Wisconsin and
then the Oregon will undergo extensive
PARES TO ALASKA.
Have Been Fixed by the Steamship
SEATTLE, April 3. The Alaska Steam
ship' Association held an important meet
ing Jtoday in the office of the "White Pass
& Yukon Company, and decided upon the
Summer rates hetween Seattle and Skag
way, and upon through rates to Dawson.
The meeting was called to discuss pas
senger "business only, and lasted nearly all
day. Conclusions were reached on the
rates between Puget Sound points and
Skagway, and agreed to as follows:
First class, $25; -second class, $16.
The question of a through rate from
Puget Sound points to Dawson was not
definitely settled, but it was generally
conceded that the following figures would
probably be adopted as uniform rates by
the association: First class, ?105; first
class, continuous trip, ?100; second class.
The? rates .adopted for the coming Sum
mer schedule to Skagway do not differ
from those in force last Summer, but the
through rate if adopted at $100 for a con
tinuous passage will make a reduction of
$25 on the Tates that prevailed last Sum
mer between Seattle and other Puget
Sound points and Dawson.
GERMAJf "WARSHIP GROUNDS.
Flagship of Prince Henry, of Prnssla,
. KIEL, April 3. The flagship of Prince
Henry, of Prussia, the turret ship Kaiser
Friederlch HJ, grounded yesterday east of
Arcona. She arrived here today under her
own steam and was docked. The damage
she has sustained appears to be so ex
tensive that she may have to be put out
It appears that the accident was
causedeby bad steering, the vessel run-
ning into the shallows near Bohnholm
Island, to approach" which Is forbidden to
Soon after the battleship went aground
a fire broke out from some cause un
known in the engine-room and it was not
quenched until after two hours fighting
when the room was placed under water.
The damage la serious and several months
will be needed for repairs.
Captain Thomas Sew Berth.
Captain Thomas, of the British ship
Kate Thomas, will leave Portland for
Port Stanley by way of Liverpool next
Thursday. Instead of going to look after
the underwriters' Interests In a wrecked
ship, as previously stated, he goes to ac
cept a permanent position as marine su
perintendent for the Falkland Island
Company. This corporation has an ex
tensive plant at Port Stanley, with abun
dant facilities for repairing wooden and
iron vessels, and' also keeps, a powerful
tug there to attend to vessels in distress.
Port Stanley Is 300 miles eastnortheast of
Cape Horn, and Is a favorite Tefuge for
vessels which become disabled while try
ing to get round the Horn. The Kate
Thomas was there in distress for two
months on her present voyage, and the
port has been visited by nearly every mas
ter that has made many trips around' the
Steamboat Inspectors Bwsy.
Inspectors Edwards and Fuller returned
yesterday from Yaqulna, where they in
spected the tug Robarts. They Inspected
the steamer Nellie In this city yesterday,
and will perform a like service for the
steamer Regulator at The Dalles today. On
their return from The Dalles Messrs. Ed
wards and Fuller will go to Astoria to
make an inspection of some of the mos
quito fleet with headquarters at that city.
The boats which will be looked over by
them at Astoria are the R. Miler, North
Star, Wallula, Electric, O. K., Astorlan,
Colwell, "Volga "and El Hurd.
Rcalth Officer's Report.
SALEM, Or., April 3. The report of
Health Officer Fulton, of the port of As
toria, for the quarter ending March 31,
1901, shows that 32 vessels entered the
port during the quarter and that In all
cases the health conditions were good. A
similar report has been received at the
executive office from Quarantine Officer
Patterson, of Gardiner, who reports 11
Gale at Queenstovrn.
QUEENSTOWN, April 3 Neither the
big "White Star liner Oceanic, from New
York, nor the American line steamer
"Waesland, from Philadelphia, was able
to communicate with shore when they
arrived off this port this morning. Owing
to the gale which prevailed they were
compelled to proceed on their way to
Liverpool without landing any mail or
Allan Liner Short of Fnel.
GLASGOW, April 3. The Allan steamer
Buenos Ayrian, which passed Tory Isl
and on the north coast of Ireland this
morning, signaled that she was short of
coal, but that the ship was all right. The
Buenos. Ayrian sailed from Philadelphia,
March "ll, for Glasgow, and some appre
hension had been felt regarding her
Topgallant's Last Port.
HONOLULU, March 27, via San Fran
cisco, April 3. The American bark Top
gallant, which put in here about a month
ago in distress, will be sold at public auc
tion tomorrow In accordance with orders
from her owners. The vessel was regard
ed as utterly unfit for further service.
By Rail to Paget Sound.
ASTORIA. Or., April 3. The gasoline
launch Robert Barron, recently con
structed by R M. Leathers for the Thlin
ket Packing Company, was shipped by
rail today to Puget Sound.
The good, fast steamer Monmouthshire
arrived :in right on time yesterday, and
will leave up from Astoria this morning.
She will go to AInsworth dock to dis
charge. The steamships Saint Bede and Norman
Isles have both moved down from the up
per harbor. The Norman Isles bumped
against the steel bridge and the Burnslde
bridge, but did no damage.
The lightship was lifted high enough
yesterday so that she was placed In the
cradle on which she will be rolled to
deep water. The contractors are making
satisfactory progress with the work, and
are now certain of success.
Domestic and Foreign Ports.
ASTORIA, Or., April 3. Arrived at 2
P. M., British steamship Monmouthshire,
from Hong Kong and way ports. Sailed
at 12 M.. steamer Geo. "W. Elder, for San
Francisco. Arrived down at 1 P. M.,
British bark Dalblalr. Condition of the
bar at 5 P. M., rough; wind, west; weath
San Francisco, April 3. Arrived Steam
er Lightship, from New "Whatcom. Sailed
Steamer Milton, for Nanaimo; steamer
Columbia, for Astoria; steamer Alexan
der, whaling; steamer Tellus, for Che
malnus; schooner Monterey, for Coos
.Seattle, "Wash. Sailed, April 2, bark
James Tuft, for Sydney.
Port Townsend, "Wash. Sailed, April 2,
Chilean barkentlne Alta, for Port Natal;
brltlsh bark "Wanlock, for Callao;
schooner Charles A. Fuller,- for Cape
Tacoma, "Wash. Sailed, March 30, Brit
ish ship Laomene, for Queenstown.
Port Gamble Sailed, Aprils barkentlne
Jane L. Stanford, for Adelaide.
Port Hadlock, April 3. Arrived Steam
er Robert Dollar, from Seattle.
Port Townsend, "Wash., April 3. Sailed
in, Norwegian bark Prince Arthur, for
Seattle, "Wash. Sailed, April 2, steamer
Charles Nelson, for Skagway; steamer
Ellhu Thomson, for Valdes.
Hull Arrived, April 2, German ship Sl
rlus, from Oregon.
Yokohama, April 3. Arrived British
steamer Buckingham, from Tacoma.
New York, April 3. Sailed St. Louis,
for Southampton; Teutonic, for Liverpool;
Frlesland, for Antwerp.
Yokohama, April 3, Arrived Bucking
ham, from Tacoma, for Hong Kong.
Liverpool, April 3. Arrived Oceanic,
from New York; arrived, April 2, Lake
Champlaln. from St. John. N. B., and
Halifax; Sylvanla, from Boston.
Boston, April 3. Silled Devonian, from
Southampton, April 3. Arrived Lahn,
from New York, for Bremen.
A session of the Commercial Club of
Centralla was held last week to consider
a foundry proposition. The club decided
to offer a building and site to cost not
over $500. The other parties are to put
In a $4000 plant; and If, after five years
the plant has been conducted according
to the contract, then the building and site
are to be deeded ot'er to them; otherwise
to remain the property of the club.
The booty of a burglar was unearthed
near Colfax recently by Adam Weitz, a
13-year-old Russian boy, living In the
north part of Colfax. He announced
that on March 6 he found a lot of watches
and gold rings, partly burled in the sand
near the Palouse River, in the north part
of town. He kept the matter quiet, he
said, in hopes of finding an owner for the
property. The find consisted of six gold
watches and 18 gold rings. They were, in
tobacco sacks, and had evidently been
buried in the sand on the river bank.
The booty must have been burled there
a IGng time ago, for the watches were
rusty, some of the works having been en
tirely rusted away.- A local Jeweler says
the works In some of the watches were
worth $50 to $60,' and the rings are all
solid gold. It is presumed this Is the
booty secured by the robbery of some
Jewelry store, and that the burglar burled
the goods in the SRnd and was afterward
DEFENSE OF THE
AGBXT APPLBGATE REPLIES TO
CAPTAltf ORMSBYS CHARGES.
"He Says the Indians Have Started
No Fires on Reserves, and Have
"Violated No Game Laws.
KLAMATH AGENCY, Klamath County,
issue of March 11 I observed an extract
from a special report by Captain Ormsby,
superintendent of the Cascade Forest
Reserve, which reflects severely upon In
dian agents and Indians, alleging disre
gard to the game and forestry laws on
the part of the Indians, and actual en
couragement of these people In their tres
passes by the agents. ' I do not often
enter the Journalistic field for" any reason,
but It seems to me that this wholesale
Or.,' April' L (To the Editor.) In your
FOUNDER OF MARCUS, WASH.
Tho remains of Marcus Oppenhelmer, who died at Colvllle Sunday, Vera interred at Port
land yesterday. He was one of the typical Jewish traders who., penetrated the wilds of the
Northwest In days when trails barely marked the way. Re was 'born at Sennfeld. Baden,.
'Germany, September 7, 1S33. He caino to America In 1851. settling first at Lexington, Kjv,
where his brothers, Joseph and Sampson, were in business. Wlth-his" brothers he thert re
moved to St. Joseph, .Mo. where he remained until May 22, 1802, when, In company with his
brother Joseph and wife, Alex Kaufman .and wife, now of. Portland, B. Bursunder, now of
Colfax! Wash... and pthcrs, he started across the,vpiains. "He arrived aj Portland In Septem
ber, 1862. He left for Colfax In October of the same 'year,' and' made 'thatlocailty hl3 home
and "place of business. He "was the founder of the town' -of Marcus. Wash. He. leaves a
sister in Germany, a' brother at Paris and a sister. Mrs. Julius Kraemer. nnd a niece. Mrs.
Moses Waller, at Portland. A brother,. -Emanuel- Oppenhelmer, lives In Colvllle Valley,
Washington. Four nephew3 are left at Colvllle, and also two nieces, Mrs. Levy, "in Califor
nia, and Mrs. Senders, at Junction City, Or. Mr. 'Oppenhelmer several years ago sold out
his' mercantile Interests In the Colvllle country "and 'devoted his time to hla real estate In
terests at Marcus, and to his large mining Interests In the Boundary Creek' district, B. C,
where he was associated with Joseph Taylor and George Rumberger, of Phoenix, B. C.
indictment of our red brethren and their
custodians may need some attention. If
the superintendent of our great forest
reserve had not called especial attention
in his report to the "Warm Springs and
Klamath Reservations, both contiguous
to the forest reserve, I would probably
have thought he had no reference to the
Klamath Reservation, where we have
taken great pains to Instruct our Indians
in the game and forestry laws, and have,
as we believe, become quite a law
I have great respect for Captain Orms
bv and faith in his fairness, and feel con
fident that if he believes the Indians of
this reservation go to the timber reser
vation at will and there set at defiance
out forestry and game laws, he is great
Before mentioning this matter publicly
I addressed a letter to Hon. N. Langell,
who, under Captain Ormsby, has charge
of that portion of the Cascade Forest
Reserve, which Is contiguous to the
Klamath Reservation, and whose rangers
traverse all the forest region which is
ever entered by the Indians of this reser
vation. It -will not be doubted, I think,
that Mr. Langell is the best possible wit
ness in this matter. I therefore ask leave
to submit the correspondence of Mr.
Langell and myself upon the subject with
out further comment.
Since the Klamath and "Warm Springs
reservations have been particularly men
tioned as the localities from which the
Cascade forest reserve is Invaded, it may
be well to state that the last-named res
ervation is no longer under the control of
an agent, the management of the Indians
devolving upon a school superintendent,
who Is doubtless considerably burdened
with his duties in connection with his
Indian school. I am not able to say that
he does not efficiently manage the "Warm
Springs people, or as well as any man
could, considering his many burdens. I
think, however, that It was a mistake to
relieve these Indians of the supervision
of an agent -while they are in a transition
state between tribalism and citizenship,
for they should be thoroughly instructed
In the laws of the state before they are
released from reservation restrictions.
Very truly yours,
O. C. APPLEGATE.
Following is the letter to Mr. Langell
and the reply:
"Klamath Agency, Or., March 18. Hon,
N. Langell, Forest Supervisor, Jackson
ville, Or. Dear Sir: In The Oregonian
of the 11th Inst., you may have noticed
an extract from a special report from
Captain Ormsby. superintendent of the
Cascade forest reserve, wnich constitutes
a severe indictment of Indian agenis, and
of the Indians, for alleged violations of
game and forestry laws.
"This Is a matter too serious to admit
of Its going unchallenged, but before tak
ing further steps in the matter I thought
best to write you to know what evidence
he may have from your division of the
reserve as to the extent of these tres
ifle huckleberry country, as you know,
lies at an elevation of nearly 7000 feet,
and it is not practicable for Indians or
other persons to go there until very late
In the season. In fact the Indians rare
ly go there until the 1st of September, and
rarely remain In any considerable number
over a month. During this time it is not
only my custom to have some reliable
policemen with them to preserve order
and prevent violations of the game and
forestry regulations and look to the mat
ter especially of preventing them from
endangering' ths forests from fire., but I
send thechlefof police or some other
reliable -white-man tospend-a portion of
the tfrnf thereto seel that these-regulations
are properly observed.
No Indians are known to go without re
porting at this office for permission, and
every i party permitted , to go. is carefully
cautioned' about sfartlngJ forest fires. The
article of- Captain Ormsby Is graphically
and forcibly written and will convey an
idea that the Incursions of the Indians into
the forest, reserve are -not only lawless,
but habitual, and actually encouraged by
that much-abused class of public serv
ants, the Indian agents." As to the pastur
age of stock, this- amounts to a few
ponies the Indians take with them for
use when they go to ,-the huckleberry
country, and. are probably not greater In
number than " their twhlt.e brethren take
there for the same purpose,. Our Indians
pasture no stock on the forest reserve for
grazing' purposes solely, and the region
where their few ponieB -are pastured
while they are In the- forest is not In any
way damaged -by the presence of these
T reearfr -Caotain Ormsby as a sincere-
and honorable -manfand I do not 'believe
he would make these damaging state
ments unless he believed them, and I can
not but think he has been Jed to make
them through the. misstatements of pro
fessional deer-skinners and others, who
wished to put the responsibility of their
own transgressions upon the Indian a
custom as old as the Nation and which
has often caused unjust discrimination
against the red man.
You, of course, observe the reference
to elk-hunting as a favorite pastime of
these Indians. I do not think there has
been a solitary, elk .extant In our portion
of the, Cascades since, the last specimen
of this family was killed on Union Creek,
eight years ago. Please write me at once
in regard to this matter, as I am very
anxious to know what your observations
have been, and, If our Indians have been
guilty of trespassing, no stone shall be
left unturned"by this office to see that
hereafter they respect all rules governing
the forest reserve, and also that they ob
serve to the letter the game laws of the
state. Very truly yours,
i O. C. APPLEGATE,
United States Indian Agent.
Medford. Or., 'March 22. Hon. O. C. Ap
plegate, Klamath Agency, Oregon Dear
Sir: Your-favor of the ISth Inst., in relation
to the report of Captain Ormsby, to the
Commissioner of the General Land Office,
received and carefully considered. I con
fess I 'read the report with considerable
FOR THE GRIP.
You Have Heard of Many Remedies
Did Yon Ever Try This One?
Everybody you meet on the streets now-a-days
either has just had the grip. Is
coming down with It, or -has a sure cure
The- . disease has been a puzzle to
physicians ever since Its appearance sev
eral years ago and It is as much of a
puzzle today as It was then. It exhibits
such a variety of symptoms In different
individuals and leaves such disastrous re
sults after, apparent recovery, that as yet
Its prevention and cure has baffled medi
cal science". ' ..
However.' there is no, doubt but that the
grip 'is catarrhal In character arid the
leading symptom In nearly every case Is
Increased secretion in the head and throat.
in fact .the' first 'indications of la grippe
are those:'of a cold in the head which
extends rto the throat and' lungs.
Dr. Johnson Ames advises as the safest
course to pursuerm the first appearance
of grip symptoms to" keep to the house
for a &avi or two and take Stuart's Ca
tarrh Tablets every, hour the first day and
every two. hours, the following day, and
states that this will break up the trouble
before it becomes deep seated.
These catarrh' table are antiseptic
and harmless and prevent fever and the
further development of grip germs, and
ward off ,'the ever present danger of pneu
monia. Dr. Gerald Simpson says:
"I have found Stuart's Catarrh Tab
lets a 'pleasant and thoroughly reliable
remedy for the grip, especially with eld
erly people, with5 whom this prevailing
disease is always dangerous; the tablets
can be found at any drug store and If
used freely during the first few days of
"the attack will break It up."
La grippe is a- catarrhal -affection, the
germs are In the air and no one Is proof
against it, but the timely use of Stuart's
Catarrh Tablets will prevent any serious
results;'-4" ' "'- .-".,' " " "
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interest, and concluded that It had refer
ence more directly to Indian agents north
of my division In the Cascade Forest Re
serve, or that some one had greatly exag- i
gerated the matter to Superintendent
Ormsby, who is generally very careful
in his statements. Game "Warden Quim
by, in his report to the Governor of Ore
gon, says: "Not only, have the Indians
been permitted to leave the reservation
for purposes of hunting game during the
close season, but I have been Informed
that they are encouraged in their depre
dations by" the Indian agents, the result
has been that Indians have hunted and
shot' elk and deer with Impunity." The
fact Is that the last elk seen or killed
In the Cascade Mountains was about nine
years ago. This elk was killed by an
English tourist near the head of Jenny
Creek. During the last three years no
elk have been seen, either by my rangers
or myself. I do nbt believe that an elk
can be found from the North- Umpqua
River south to the Lake of the "Woods, a
distance of nearly 70 miles.
I will also state that I have not been
Informed by any ranger under my super
vision of bands of Indians hunting in
the forest-reserve during the close season,
and as Game "Warden Qulmby excepted
you in his report, I, therefore,- cannot
believe that the charges refer to you or
the Indians under you.
During the huckleberry season, there
were over 1000 visitors there, including
about 300 Indians. On one of my visits I
noticed an old Indian with a water bucket
extinguishing a camp Are. I asked him
who told him to do so. He replied, "Cap
tain Applegate." I told him that was
right, and for him to tell all his people to
Superintendent Ormsby credits the In
dians with 20 fires during that Summer-camp-fires,
no doubt. I remember report
ing two fires which came under the second
class, larger than a camp-fire. The per
son who -gave me. the Information was
positive that the fires were started by
half-breed Indians who resided in Doug-
'las County and were visiting your agen
cy. I made my report accordingly. This
same man confessed later on that he had
started both fires -by carelessness; so poor
Lo had to take the blame.
Last season was very dry, yet I had
less-fires in this division than any sea
son since-1 have had charge of the for
est. During the huckleberry season no
hunting is done on that mountain, there
being so many people there the deer will
not stay. As you know, the berries sel
dom become rlpo there before September
1. With kind regards, I am truly yours,
' N. LANGELL.
Indian "War Claims.
SALEMi April 1. (To the Editor.)
Among the last bills of the late Legisla
ture Is , one providing for paying Indian
"War soldiers $2 per day and pay for
horse, etc It passed the House with
some amendments, but failed In the Sen
ate. The discussion of the measure In
the House showed a "lack of knowledge
of facts pertaining to the question. It
seemed to be conceded that there had been
nothing paid to those soldiers. As the
measure Is almost certain to .make Its ap-'
pearance in future Legislatures it is well
that the history of those claims be pub
lished. The territorial authorities looked
to Congress for the payment of the ex
pense of Indian wars, and Issued to the
claimants evidence of their claims, known
at the time as "script." These Issues cov
ered claims for pay of soldiers, horses
and supplies. This "script" was very gen
erally sold by the original parties. The
authorities at Washington appointed a
commission, consisting of L. F. Grover
and Captain Rufus Ingalls, to audit the
claims. The commission spent some
weeks or months in the performance of
that duty, and reported to the appropriate
department at "Washington. They were
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rates paid the regular Army. f The bill
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"Warner's Safe Cnre Co.,
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volved the state in unexpectedly large
sums scores, If not hundreds, of thou
sands of dollars. THE FIFTIES.
Keep Away From the Bosses.
From all indications the factional fight
in the Republican party In the City of
Portland will be prolonged until the next
Senatorial election In this state. This 13
to be regretted, for in all probability soma
of the outside counties will be drawn re
luctantly into the fight, thus dividing Re
publicans. This Is poor policy and poor
Republicanism, when a few politicians
strive to control for personal spite and
self-aggrandizement. Let the outage
counties keep out of this factional fight as
much as possible, and select leaders who
are head and shoulders above scheming
politicians. Then we shall have harmony
in the Republican party.
Valuable Silk Cargo.
VICTORIA, B. C, April 3. The steamer
Empress of Japan, which arrived last
night from the Orient, had the most
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in one steamer from a Chinese port, she
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1.000.000 taels, at Shanghai.
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Never Bought Any Other.
I began using Sozodont 15 years ago,
nnd think it the best ana most
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V D N JXHR
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taken In trade that
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