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THIS MORSTNR OREGONT'AN," MONDAY, APEI1" 8, 1901.'
BOND 4000 ACRES FOR OIL
OAMFORMA CAPITALISTS GET
LANDS NEAR THE DALLES.
Experts Pronounce Prospects
Right Preparations Being
Made for Boring:.
THE DALLES,, Or., April 7. Cali
fornia oil experts have bonded 4000
acres near The Dalles from P. L. Kretzer
and others. They have made an exami
nation of the land and pronounce it all
right for oil. They say an oil belt runs
through California, Oregon and Wash
ington to British Columbia. Mr. Kretzer
and those associated with him decline
to divulge the names or the plans of
the experts to whom the land has been
bonded. It is said that preparations are
being made for boring.
A corporation is being formed in this
city to bore for oil near The Dalles on
both sides of the Columbia. Indications
of oil have been visible here for a long
time, and oil has "been found on ice taken
from ponds in the vicinity. Experts from
Bakersfield. Cat. visited his location a
few days ago in company with C. J.
Schnabel, and made Investigations. They
used the "divining rod" and other instru
ments, with such satisfactory results that
leases of several tracts of land to be de
veloped on a royalty basis were made.
A tract of public land was located by
one of the party, and has been filed on.
BROTHERS 3JIET BY ACCIDENT.
A Letter and mistaken ' Identity
Caused Trip Across Country.
PENDLETON, Or., April 7. Two weeks
ago the Marshal of Weston brought to
this place a man who was supposed to
be insane. The county authorities caused
him to be confined in the county jail,
thinking perhaps it was merely a case
of "Jim Jams." The Incident, hdwever,
was the occasion for a peculiar tangle
in the affairs of two other men, the
hurrying across the continent of a man
who was made to think that his brother
. was in a mad-house, and the bringing
together of two brothers after years of
Postmaster Baker, of Weston, while
making up the mail soon after the sup
posed insane man, Bourgeaurit, as he
gave his name, was taken in charge by
the officers, found letters addressed to
Jake Engler, at Key West, Fla. Mr.
Baker thought the letters were dropped
in the office by or for the insane man,
and took it upon himself to write to
Jake Engler, and tell him his brother
was insane, and In the hands of the
authorities. Engler took the first train
for Pendleton, and arrived here much
agitated to think his brother was in such
He was soon undeceived, finding that
his brother, Jack Engler, was not the
man confined here. After getting some
what over the fit of anger Into which
he flew when he learned he had been
dragged across the continent on a wild
goose chase, he found that his brother.
Jack, was in Umatilla County, and the
two were thus united by a mere coin
cidence. The brothers had not seen each
other for many years, Jack having left
his home in anger at his older brother,
and having never allowed him to know
where he was. It is likely that the
two have been reconciled by the acci
dental meeting, and that the younger
one -wiu return to itey West to remain,
where Jake Engler has great wealth, and
is desirous of assisting his brother into
FIGHTING FOR "PANHANDLE."
union County "Will Contest
Which Gives It to Baker.
LA GRANDE, Or., April 7. A satisfac
tory adjustment of the relations between
Union "and Baker Counties seems difficult
to reach. The bill which provides for the
annexation to Baker County of the east
end, or the Panhandle section of Union
County, is said to contain many imper
fections. The people of Union Countv.
particularly those in and about the coun-1
ty seat, are disposed to profit by these
alleged defects and make the final ad
justment as difficult as possible, even If
they are not able to undo the action of
the Legislature, through the Supreme
Court, which convenes at Pendleton In
May. It is generally believed that the
Initiative in this matter will be taken by
the Baker County Court, which will seek,
through mandamus proceedings, to compel
the Clerk of Union County to make the
transcripts of all court records applying
to that part of the county annexed. The
Clerk has. refused to make the transcripts
because the legislative bill makes no pro
vision for the labor involved. This, ac
cording to an estimate made by Clerk
Benson, would amount to $1500, and this
sum both the Union and Baker County
Courts have refused to allow. Clerk Ben
son made .a proposition to the Baker
County Court to do the work for 10 cents
" -". vaauic m utau, out it was re
jected. The people of Union now expect
that the mandamus papers will be served
upon -the Clerk, and are ready to defend
themselves by attacking several of the
provisions of the bill.
Some1 of the alleged errors of the bill
are: That It was passed contrary to the
will of the people most concerned; that
all the taxes on the assessment roll due
for 19M a$etrangferr.ed to Baker County,
instead of heJng.Yeft, with Union, which
had already incurred the expenses for
which the taxes were levied; that it is
the duty of the School Superintendent to
divide the school fund of 1901 with that
part of the county annexed to Baker
and that an act of the Legislature fixing
the proportion of taxes for the next five
years requires that Baker shall pay .0195
per cent, while Union pays .0262 "It is
upon some of these apparent inconsisten
cies that Union will base Its claims to a
.hearing in the Supreme Court.
UIAY GET A CREAMERY.
Pendleton Project Is a Go, Thinks
Dairy Commissioner Bailey
PENDLETON, Or.. April 7.-Dairy and
Food Commissioner Bailey was here yes
terday, looking Into the prospects for the
establishment of a creamery at this place.
He talked with business men and .added
impetus to the enterprise. Later, If the
lans are placed -upon a satisfactory ba
sis, he will return, accompanied by R.
C. Judson, Industrial agent of the O R.
N and E. L. Smith, the dairy expert,
and attend a meetlnjr to b hpH tn ,
discussion of the project. Mr. Bailey's in
vestigation leads him to believe that the
creamery will he secured.
Wool Cominjr -In.
Wool has begun to arrive in Pendleton
from the sheep camps of Umatilla Coun
ty. Shearing will be in full blast In a
few days. Shearers have been leaving
Pendleton for several days. As was the
case earlier in the season, no sheep buy
ers axe on the ground, and It is not
known-that any are headed this way
Prospects for many sales are not good
unless the price of sheep falls below the
present mark. Sheepmen are holding out
for at least $2.25 for yearlings, and this
the buyers hold, cannot be paid.
Oregon Municipal Elections.
The Joseph city election last week re
sulted as follows: Mayor, George Mack
Aldermen, A. Wurzweiler, G. F. Conley'
William Weber and F. V. Bowman; Rel
corder, J. J. Stanley; Treasurer, J. D.
McCully; Marshal, A. A. Hall.
The Prairie City municipal election last
week resulted as follows: Mayor, G. W.
McCord; CouncUmen, Dr. V. C. Belknap,
Joe Dixon, L Laurance, V. A. Hartley;
Treasurer, W. R. Fisk; Recorder, George
Canyon City last week elected the fol-
lowing city officers: Mayor, Erret Hicks; J
Couiy:llmen, Alex McKenna, A. J. Steph
ens, R. K. Chambers, W. C. Thompson.
H. Hunter; Recorder, William Farre;
Treasurer, G. I. Hazeltlne.
In the town election at Gold Hill Mon
day the following officers were elected:
Councllmen, Dr. Stanley, C. F. Young,
G. A. Landls, J. H. Beeman, Mr. Vose;
Recorder, A. E. Kellogg; Marshal, J. T.
3fo -tntvest Pensions.
WASHINGTON, April 3. Pensions have
been granted as follows:
Oregon Original, William E. Sanders,
Merlin, $10; Andrew J. Delrymple, Canby,
$6. Increase, Seymour A. Hosford, Ver
nonla, S; war with Spain (widows, etc.),
Josephine Arpln, mother, Portland, ?12;
original. William H. Klrkham, prlne
ville. $8; increase, John JInklns, Para
Washington Original. Francis Toung,
RIdgefield. $6; original widow's, special
act, March 22, Annie Vowell, Issaquah,
$S; original, William Flanery, Fair
Idaho Special act, March 21, John
Black, Jullaetta, $12; Increase, special
act, March 21, Hippolyte Perrault, Lewis
Will Inspect Army Posts.
WASHINGTON, April 3. The, Secretary
of War has directed Colonel Alfred Mor
decai, of the Ordnance Department, to
make a tour from Benlcla Barracks, Cal..
to Fort Rosecrans, Cal., Fort Stevens,
Or., and Fort Columbia, Wash., and In
spect the armament, and .superintend the
repairs that are being made at the posts.
It is proposed to put the armament at
these posts in good working order, and
remedy any injuries that may have oc
curred during the winter. The trip of
Colonel (Mordecal has no connection what
ever with the placing In position of new
guns or other defenses.
Better Quarters for Land Ofllce.
WASHINGTON. April 3. Pending a re
port by the special agent of the General
Land Office, as to the advisability of
moving the ofllce of the Surveyor-General
and the Sitka Land Office, to Juneau, the
Department has authorized the tem
porary removal of these offices to a more
convenient and more comfortable building
in Sitka. If the special agent reports fav
orably on the change to Juneau, both of
fices will make the shift, It Is hoped in
time for the Summer business.
Oregon Church Conventions.
The Epworth League of Wallowa has
arranged for a county Epworth League
Convention for May 2-S.
A Sunday school convention of the
Junction City district will be held April
26 and 27.
The Lane County Sunday School Con
vention will be held at Eugene May 1
- Has Passed $8000 Mark.
SALEM, Or., April 7. The Salem Y. M.
C. A. building subscription has passed
the $8000 mark; H. W. Corbett yesterday
remitted his subscription of $100, and
pledged another $100 when the subscrip
tions shall aggregate $9900.
The Dalles Council has ordered six
more fire plugs.
The Treasurer of The Dalles had a bal
ance on hand April 1 of $1244 14.
W. W. Caviness has received the ap
pointment of stock inspector for Malheur
The Annual Teachers' Institute of Jo
sephine County will be held at Grant's
Pass May 15, 16 and 17.
Examinations at Albany College were
finished last week, and there will be a
vacation until Thursday.
The Circuit Court of Josephine County
will convene Monday, April 15. The dock
et is lighter than usual.
Negotiations were pending last week
at Baker City for sale of the Pacific
Brewery to" an Eastern buyer for $40,000.
The Goble & Nehalem Railway Com
pany Is operating ix donkeys at its Goble
camps and expect to Install four addi
tional donkeys abput September.
The Electric Light and Water Com
pany of Lebanon has let the contract
for construction of a new water tower.
The tower will be thirty-five feet high.
Farmers say the past week of cold
weather has greatly retarded tha growth
of grain, and has been especially detri
mental to the late sown wheat, according
to a Dalles paper.
The Arlington Warehouse Company
last week made the purchase of about
7000 sacks of wheat stored on the Hepp
ner branch at prices ranging from 43 to
45 cents per "bushel.
The Grant's Pass Water, Light & Power
Company has received 700 feet of seven-teen-lnch
steel pipe, for an extension to
a point above the place where the water
is now taken out of the river.
A well Is being sunk at lone near the de
pot for the Oregon Railroad & Navigation
Company. The road will have Its wind
mill above town moved to the new well,
the old being insufficient to supply the
engines with water during the summer,
lone citizens will assemble in mass
meeting Monday, May 6, for the purpose
of devising ways and means of obtain
ing a water supply for the city against
fire. It Is the opinion that the city needs
other protection than that afforded by a
few wells. The subject of building, a res
ervoir on the hill and supplying It with
water by a steam pump or windmill will
Joseph Martin Informs the Arlington In
dependent that no work has been done
on the new Spring Hollow grade. The
grade from Olex, which winds around the
hills and intersects the old road on the hill
at the Crum grade, is almost completed.
The new road will traverse the creek for
four or five miles. Considerable work
will have to be done on the road' along
the creek. It will have to be widened
out so that heavy teams may pass on it
Great excitement prevailed several days
ago, says a Gopher correspondent. What
was supposed to have been a grave was
found about a mile back of the Beaver
Dam. The discoverers had no means of
digging Into the mound, but resolved to
return to the spot at an early day. The
weather was bad, and two weeks had
elapsed before they returned. Great was
their surprise to find that some one else
had visited the spot and dug into the
"grave" to a depth of three feet. There
were evidences of great heat In the
"grave" when It was made, and undbubt
edly something was burned, for pieces
of charred bark were numerous. There
was doubt In the minds of some as to
whether the burnt hits had been wood or
not, so a few pieces were sent to a
physician at McMinnvlle, who pronounced
them pieces of bark burned underground.
Several Investigating committees have
visited the place since, but nothing new
has been learned.
Oregon aiine Notes.
Work was resumed, at the Goldbug, In
Cable Cove district, last week. Two shifts
of men are engaged.
The Bonanza mine, in Baker County,
will install six additional concentrating
tables. The west side of the mill build
ing will be rebuilt, so as to give the In
creased space necessary.
The Anaconda and Blue Jay Claims, In
Cable Cove district, have been bonded
by- J. Stonehocker, R. H. Miller and H.
Mounz to A P. Kayler and F,. L. Paine.
The bond is for four months, calling for
continual development work and gradu
ated payments amounting to $5000.
Four Trainmen Injured, One Fatally.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 8. By the
derailing of the engine and a number of
empty freight cars being brought into
the city this evening on the Kansas City
Suburban Belt Line Railroad line, four
members of the crew were injured. Wil
liam Prime, brakeman, had his skull
broken .and eyes scalded. He will die.
The Murine was rfemoHshAfl nnrt-in mk
were reduced to kindling' wood.
STATEWT HELP ITSELF
MUST BUY WOOD FROM THOSE WHO
HAVE SUPPLY CORNERED.
So Says Principal Factor in the Sa
lem -Transaction He Gives
Out No Prices.
SALEM, April 7. The disclosure of the
corner on Salem's wood supply, published
In today's Oregonlan, created no smalj
stir In this city. A wood "trust" has fre
quently been hinted at, but no one
dreamed that a corner of the magnitude
disclosed was actually In existence. Ac
cording to the statement of Dr. Skiff, who
Is the sole factor in the transaction, there
Is no trust or combine, but simply a cor
ner, though the effect will be the same.
Mr. Skiff says he has practically all the
wood that will be marketed in Salem this
Summer and Fall. He has bought all the
CLERK OF FIRST DISTRICT COURT HELD IN OREGON TERRITORY
SIDNEY W. MOSS, OREGON CITY'S OLDEST INHABITANT.
OREGON CITY, April 8. Sidney W. Moss. Oregon City's oldest inhabitant,
has lived here since September 20, 1842, and was 01 years old March 17. He is no
doubt the oldest living pioneer of 1842. Mr. Moss enjoys excellent health, and is
well preserved for one pf his years. He has a comfortable home with his daugh
ter, Mrs. Theodore Clark. He is a native of Kentucky, and started West with a
geological surveying party. "When the plans of the Government survey were
changed, he Joined a company ote migrants for Oregon. Mr. Moss has the honor
of cutting the first cord of wood put up in regulation style in Oregon, Immedi
ately after arriving here. His next Job was to put up a large house on Kaiser's
Prairie, near Salem. In 1843 he cut a crop of wheat from the ground where Sa
lem stands, and In 1844 built the first hotel In Oregon City. Later he engaged In
the general merchandise business, and sent his partner, Henry A'. G. Lee, East
with $63,00.0 in gold dust to buy gocjds. Lee died at Panama on his way home.
When his trunk reached here It contained only $110, and he had purchased no
goods. The records show that Mr. Moss was Clerk of the flrst District Courtheld
here under the provisional Government, in October, 1845.
wood that has been cut for the Salem
market, and has contracted for all that
Is to be cut. When told, that Governor
Geer said that If the price should be too
high the state boards would look else
where for Its fuel, he said: "The state
can't look elsewhere. I have been in the
wood" business several years, and know
every cord of wood that has been put up
for the Salem market. I have put In my
time and money for the purpose of mak
ing something, and I expect to do it. I
may get left. All the wood I have bought
has been paid for, and is mine; no one
Is Interested In the matter with me in
any manner. If the wood proves not to
be worth as much as I think It will, I am
the only loser."
No one but Mr. Skiff knows the amount
of wood he has, but since It will take 25,
000 cords to supply the City of Salem, Including-
the state institutions, it is prob
able that the amount cut last Winter
will reach 20,000 cords, and Mr. Skiff must
have the greater part of that. What price
he will put on It is an interesting ques
tion. . ,
When it was suggested that the farm
ers and others may yet cut wood sufficient
to supply a part of the demand, he said
that this would not be done, because men
won't chop wood In the Summer time.
However, It will be strange if a high price
is set on wood and the farmers lose the
opportunity to sell a few cords each at a
good figure. Thera are nearly three
months yet before warm weather, and as
the days are long, good wages may be
made, even at the prices which prevailed
last year. The farmers will be busy most
of the time putting in and caring for their
crops, but they will find time to cut wood
and haul it to town. Under present con
ditions, Mr. Skiff is manifestly In control
of the situation, and unless something
happens that he has not figured on, he
will probably make a neat sum on the
few thousand dollars he has invested.
The state may be fortunate in advertis
ing for wood a little earlier than usual,
though this was not done because of any
rumor of a corner. If the various state
boards shall refuse Mr. Skiff's bid, there
will be time to try what they can do else
where." So far as the people generally are con
cerned, they probably will not feel the
raise in the price of wood. It will mean
only a. few dollars to each householder,
but the total will figure up well- for the
man who controls the supply. Large con
sumers like the manufacturing Institu
tions will feel the raise most, as they
have probably contracted their output
without counting on an Increased expense
The farmers who sold the wood to Skiff
are well pleased, for they got what they
considered a good price, and more than
they usually get by selling in the market.
In addition to this, they are saved the
trouble of hunting for. buyers. It would
seem, however, that many of them may
yet cut and market more wood. In com
petition with that they have sold to Mr.
Skiff. That it would pay them to do so,
there can be no doubt, for there will be a
ready market, and the price will be at
NURSES TO GRADUATE.
Two Oregon and Two "Washington
Women Will Receive Diplomas.
SPOKANE, Wash., April 7. Four young
ladles two from Oregon towns and two
from Spokane have completed a 2 years'
course at St. Luke's-Hospital, In this city,
and tomorrow evening will receive cer
tificates as-graduate trained nurses. This
will be the first graduating class of
nurses from this hospital. .Exercises will
be held at the parish-house -of All Saints'
Cathedral, beginning at 8 P. M., Tuesday,
to which the public is invited. After the
rendition of a musical and literary pro
gramme, the diploma will be presented by
one of the hospital trustees to the follow
ing graduates: Miss Clarice Reeher, of
Wilson, Or.; Miss Maude Aborall, of Mc
Minnville, Or.; Miss Ethel Burnett and
Miss Bertha Weiss, of Spokane.
Nevt Northwest Postofllces.
WASHINGTON. April 3. A postoffice
has been established at Mllltown, Skagit
County, Wash., between Conway and
Stanwood, and George Wt Bonser ap
A new office has been established at
Bern, Bear Lake Countyv Idaho, to be
supplied from Ovid, and Robert Kunz
Treatment of Agulnaldo.
The problem presents dtself, What -to do
with Agulnaldo? Thoproper thing will
be to Impose such a sentence upon him
as his rebellious crimes call for, then sus
pend the sentence so long as he stays en
tirely away from the Philippine Islands
and refrains from Interfering In anv nian-
ner, by correspondence, or otherwise, in
the affairs of the Filipinos. Let him tako
up his abode wherever he may see fit out
side the Philippine Archipelago, amenable
to the United States at any time and in
any place when he violates the prescrip
tion of strictly keeping his hands out of
the affairs of the people he has so lately
kept in disturbance. Such treatment
would be far more humane to Agulnaldo
than he deserves, but it will be sanctioned
and respected by the nations of the earth,
and' every civilized government will take
good care that' he behave himself should
he seek a home away from United States
territory. Let him come to this countrv
if he wish, but keep him off the lecture
platform and the theatrical or .circus
stage; in other words, give him no chance
for self-glorification or for the throwing
of bouquets by the sickly sentimentalists
of our land.
No Cause for Panic.
Some one writes to The Oregonlan ob
jecting to the word "empire" in the pro
posed title for the Lewis and Clark Expo
sition. This writer has probably read
Bryan's Commoner, and ls-as much afraid
of the word "empire" as some people are
of the word "anarchy." He probably no
longer believes In that phrase, "Westward
the star of empire takes its way," which
has been In use in this country for over
half a century. Some people are forever
getting scared at the wrong time. This
Republic Is a great empire within itself,
and free use of the term in Its broadest
sense Is one of the safeguards against
our ever becoming a real empire in the
Will Extravagance Be an 'Issue?
The recent Legislature of Oregon appro
priated $1,792,941 88, Over $325,000 was for
state and normal schools and $50,000 for
deficiencies. If the state had paid her
just debts, the above figures would have
been increased by several thousands.
Among those who assisted in making the
appropriations amount to so large a sum
were the Democrats, but the Republicans
being In the great majority must stand
the full censure from an appalled nubile.
It will probably result in the aid to state
educational institutions being made an
Issue in the Spring campaign of 1902.
Another rumor comes floating in from
our neighbor college that further charges
are to be brought against MInchln. They
have found a "Standard Book on Oratory"
In which-some of the gestures laid down
for Instruction of students were used by
Minchln. The professor up there forbids
the use of this book by his students, a,nd
In order to have them thoroughly original
In their orations, requires them to noint
I down when' they refer to heaven and to
point upward when they refer to the oth
To Be, Examined for Lieutenancy.
SPOKANE, April 7. Lieutenant-Colonel
W. B. Luhn, late of the Thirty-sixth Vol
unteers, Is soon to take the examination
for First Lieutenancy In the regular
Army, having received notice of his ap
pointment. Bicycle Thief Sentenced.
PENDLETON, Or., April 7. Delbert
Stone, who stole a bicycle Thursday, was
sentenced yesterday to 60 days In jail.
President Diaz in Fine Health.
MEXICO. CITY, April 7. President Diaz
has. returned from a hunting expedition
! and Is In fine physical condition.
PART TAKEN BY HERMANN
DID NOT RECOMB1END LARGER
Forwarded Papers" as Wish of Peo
pleDisproves of Hasty "Work
Alans' This Line.
WASHINGTON, April 2.In reference
to certain recent Washington dispatches
to The Oregonlan, relative to proposed
increases of forest "reserves In Oregon,
Washington and Idaho, as well as pro
posed new reserves In those states, there
seems to have been a misunderstanding
of the real facts In many regards, which
it Is desired to correct. The papers in
these cases were recently transmitted to
the Secretary of the Interior by Commis
sioner Hermann, not as his own recom
mendations, but the wishes of the peo
ple, and of certain Government Depart
ments, principally the Department of
Agriculture and the Geological Survey,
although special agents of the Land Of
fice have recommended some of the
changes enumerated. In speaking of the
matter. Commissioner Hermann said:
"I would like to correct the wrong
impression that might be gathered from
the recent articles from Washington. The
facts arc, none of the proposed enlarge
ments, or the new reserves, bore my in
dorsement or recommendation. They
T j are solely the recommendations of others.
fice. I transmitted them to the Secre
tary of the Interior, in order that he
might refer each and every case to the
Geological Survey for examination and
report. It Is my firm belief that no new
reserves should be created until the lands
in question have been thoroughly In
spected, and It Is known that they are
more valuable for their timber than
for agricultural or mining purposes. Much
trouble has been engendered In the past
because the original reserves were cre
ated by running lines arbitrarily over
areas which should never have been In
cluded In a forest reserve. In the future,
we should do everything possible to avoid
Including such lands In new reserves, or
enlargements of existing reserves. The
Geological Survey each year receives an
appropriation of $150,000 for making such
surveys, and It Is Its duty to examine
proposed reserves before they are per
manently withdrawn from entry. In the
cases recently brought to the attention
of the Secretary, I think it is time the
Survey was called upon to perform the
duty for which it Is paid.
"In a general way It Is but proper,
where numerous requests are received for
enlarging reserves, or creating new ones,
that the lands should be temporarily with
drawn from settlement. If this Is done,
however, the Geological Survey should be
asked to make early examinations and
report as to the character of the lands.
If their report shows the lands to be tim
ber In character, and suitable for a re
serve, it is then time to draw up a proc
lamation, but, on the contrary, if the
lands are found to be agricultural or min
ing lands, they should be at once thrown
open to settlement. Of course. In many
cases a part of the lands affected will be
suitable for a reserve, and another por
tion will be agricultural In character, In
which case the latter lands should be
again thrown open.
"By way of explanation. It may be said
that the original forest reserves, created
by order of President Cleveland, have
only become permanent In Instances
where they have been examined by the
Geological Survey, and reported as act
ual timber lands. I believe surveys are
to be made during the- coming Summer
In the Cascade Reserve, to determine
just what are timber lands and what are
agricultural. When these surveys are
completed, the agricultural lands, will be
excluded from the reserve, and ttic re
maining portions will be finally with
drawn from entry and settlement, and
made a permanent and lasting reserve.
The question has been asked. 'Will not
these examinations by the Geological Sur
vey greatly diminish the aggregate area
of the forest reserves of the West? To
that I would answer, 'No.' While areas
of agricultural land will be excluded In
one place, timbered areas will be added
In another, and It Is my opinion that the
areas added will about balance the areas
that are excluded.
"To return to the original subject, It Is
true that I would like to see many of
the proposed new reserves created, and
some enlargements made, but I am not
ready to recommend them until I know
exactly the character of the land. Doubt
less, In many cases in point, much of the
land recommended for new reserves, or
additions, embraces agricultural areas.
When these areas have been excluded,
and the lines recently submitted modified
to suit the merits of the case.I will be
ready to make my recommendations. I
am, however, unalterably opposed to em
bracing within any forest reserve lands
that are not Strictly timber lands, or
that can be properly classified as agri
cultural." A Graft -as an Industry.
St. Helens News.
If there ever was a first-class graft, it
is the law known as the scalp bounty act.
Up In Easern Oregon, where they can
raise nothing but hair, and that only
when It Is fast to the scalp, the people
have formed large gun clubs for the pur
pose of capturing the coyotes. All along
the border of the state adjoining Wash
ington and Idaho cattle are killed and ex
posed to tempt the coyotes from those
states to come over and have their hair
lifted. It is said that an expert can take
a punch and shears, and In 15 minutes he
can make 25 full-sized coyote scalps from
one pelt. With that kind of a proposi
tion staring them In the face, the people
can see that the grafters are going to
reap a rich harvest and, perhaps, bank
rupt the state before the next session of
the Legislature can repeal this scalp
bounty act. A better plan would be for
the state to pay a bounty of two bits per
year for every sheep kept In the state
and do away with the coyote scalp boun
An Agulnaldo Exhibition.
St. Helens Mist.
We desire to suggest one thing as an
attraction for the Portland Summer car
nival. Agulnaldo has been captured. If
Portland could lease him from the Gov
ernment and exhibit him In that city dur
ing the carnival, he would attract 5,000,
000 people there, each of whom would
gladly pay $1 for the privilege of seeing
the rebel General. Now, let Portland act
hastily in this matter. Portland Is to
have a Lewis and Clark Centennial, why
not have an "Agulnaldo exhibition?"
The Oregonlan's Name Approved.
The Oregonlan suggests a good and ap
propriate name for the 1905 exposition
that should be adopted, It Is not too ear
ly to get down to work, go about the mat
ter In a methodical manner, settle flrst
on the name, and then proceed to other
details. There Is now a period of four
years in which to do substantial work.
The bench show of the Seat.tle Kennel
Club will be held April 10 to 13.
The rural mail delivery system will be
extended to Whatcom County within the
next 90 days. Theflrst route will be along
the Guide Meridian road, toward Lynden.
Frank Malloy, who for 30 years has re
sided on a fine farm near Cheney, has
sold the place to S. M. Wharton, of Spo
kane, for $16,500. The farm contains 2200
The Sedro-Woolley postoffice receipts
for the quarter ending March 31 show an
Increase, of 35 per cent, over the quarter
ending January 1, 1901. Receipts for the
year just ended are over 20 per cent
greater than for the previous year.
The Chehalis Valley Oil Company Is
being organized with a capital stock' of
$1,000,000. The company's headquarters
will be at Chehalis. The organization
has been formed for the purpose of de
veloping the oil and coal lands in Lewis
Bailiff N. N. Graves, employed In Judge
Prattler's department. In the Superior
Court, at Spokane, has resigned as a re
sult of affidavits recently filed in which
It was charged that he permitted whisky
to be served to jurors In his care while
the jurymen Were considering- their ver
dict in a $100,000 damage suit.
Superintendent D. B. Sheller, of the
state forestry reserves, will make war on
timber sharpers In Snohomish County,
who are reported to be taking up valuable
timber strips for oil lands. The reports
received Indicate that the pretense that
the land Is taken for its oil value is a
subterfuge to get possession of -the tim
ber, and all such persons will be warned
off the reserves as trespassers.
The Walla Walla Union reports that two
girl pupils of the Baker school returned
to the Institution, one day last week, after
the noonday meal, and Informed their
teacher that they were unable to separate
their hands, which were firmly clasped to
gether. They said they nad been hyp
notized by a "professor," who was work
ing his art in the city. The- girls, after
being threatened with punishment, were
at last Induced to free themselves from
the "spell." The "professor" denies hav
ing hypnotized them.
North Bend Yard Will at Once Build
Another Seagoing Craft.
MARSHFIELD. April 7. The four
masted schooner Alumna was launched
yesterday at the North Bend shipyard.
Her dimensions are: Keel, 181 feet 6
Inches; beam, 40 feet; depth of hold. 15
feet 6 inches. This Is the fifty-first sea
going vessel launched from the North
Bend yard, which has been In operation
almost continuously for forty years. It
is owned by the Simpson Lumber Com
pany, of San Francisco.
The first vessel built In this yard was
the brig Arago, which was launched In
1859, and Is still In commission. The yard
is situated Immediately adjacent to the
Simpsons' North Bend mill, which sup
plies the lumber used In construction.
The yard Is roofed over, and work Is
prosecuted without regard to the weath
er. The yard Is In charge of K. V. Kruse.
recently with Hay & Wright, of Oakland.
The keel will now be laid for a steam
schooner, a duplicate of the Mandalay,
launched last year. The new boat will
be used to carry redwood lumber from
the Simpsons' Crescent City mills. A
little later, a second and entirely new
yard will be established at North Bond,
and keels will be laid for two three
masted schooners for the Coos Bay
This, with two vessels In the Marsh
field yards and one at the Bay City yard,
indicates the prosperous condition of the
shipbuilding Industry on Coos Bay. And
Its builders are not asking for a sub
sidy, either. The reputation for stanch
ness and durability enjoyed by the ves
sels built here Is largely due to the fact
that white cedar, a timber which does
not rot, Is used for the upper frames.
Dalles Navigation Company Officers.
THE DALLES, Or., April 7. At the
annual meeting- of The Dalles, Portland &
Astoria Navigation Company, which was
held here yesterday for the purpose of
electing seven directors for the ensuing
year, also the officers to serve for that
term, the following board was elected: H.
Glenn, L. E. Crowe, J. T. Peters, J. P.
Mclnerny, E. M. Williams, M. T. Nolan,
Max Vogt. Mr. Vogt, who Is the heaviest
stockholder In the company, was named
in place. of S. L. Brooks, the retiring di
rector. The Board of Directors elected
the following officers for the year: Pres
ident, H. Glenn; vice-president, M. T.
Nolan; secretary, L. E. Crowe; treasurer,
J. S. Schenck.
Dlsahled Ship Sighted,
SAN FRANCISCO, April 7. Captain
Ward, of the schooner Rosamond, which
arrived today from Hawaii, reports that
March 25 he sighted a four-masted Iron
vessel with the fore, main and mlzzen
topmasts carried away with everything
attached. She had a few reefed sails
set and made no signals of distress. She
was painted black, was apparently In
ballast, and was making slow -progress
toward San Francisco. Her Identity Is
Captain and Steward Lost.
GLOUCESTER, Mass., April 7. The
three-masted schooner Hyena, of Calais,
Me., bound to that port from Perth Am
boy, went ashore at East Gloucester early
this morning and Is a total wreck. Cap
tain Dlx, of West Tremont. Me., and
Steward Fuller were lost, while the two
other members of the crew were saved.
Mate Alone Escaped Drowning.
PORTLAND, Me., April 7: The St.
John schooner Emendell Burpee went
ashore on the Cape about noon to-day.
All the crew, with the exception of the
mate, were lost.
Schooner Pederson Launched.
EVERETT. Wash.. April 7. The four
masted schooner Otella Pederson, built
by the White Company for San Francisco
parties, was launched this evening at
Domestic and Foreign Ports.
ASTORIA, April 7. Arrived at 10:30 A.
III fit li 'i&htfsWMR
"It Is a crime to experiment with the health of the people,'4 says Dr.
J. Henri Kcssler, manager of the Old St. Louis Dispensary at Portland.
"If I did not know positively and absolutely that my new home treatment
will cure all diseases of men, even when all other methods of treatment
fail, I would consider I was committing a crime to make such a state
ment to the public. Nothing Is so precious to a man as his health noth
ing so horrible as an untimely grave. Little Ills, If not promptly cured,
often result In obstinate chronic diseases. I know that my new discovery
Is the m?st marvellous treatment ever known, and I Intend to 'give its
benefit to the world. I Intend that every man. woman and child who 'comes
for treatment shall have it. I propose to tell the sick, absolutely' free of
charge. If they may be restored to perfect health. I would rather be a
benefactor to the sick man than to have the wealth of Croesus."
The above are remarkable words, but those who know Dr. Kessler, and
have tried his treatment, can vouch for their absolute truthfulness.
He restores the wasted power of sexual manhood.
He also cures to stay cured VARICOCELE, STRICTURE, SYPHILITIC
BLOOD POISON, NERVO-SEXUAL DEBILITY and all associate diseases
and weaknesses of men. To these maladies alone he has earnestly devoted
25 of the best years of his life. He makes no charge for private consulta
tion, and gives each patient a legal contract In writing to hold, for1 his.
promise. Is it not worth your while to Investigate a cure that has made
life anew to multludes of men?
If you cannot call at his office write him your symptoms fully. His
home treatment by correspondence Is always successful. Address, always
enclosing 10 2-cer.t stamps, ,
J. HENRI KESSLER, M.
St. Louis Dispensary, Corner Second and
" I feel so completely run
down. I am so easily tired.
My nerves are weak, and I
am just about discouraged-"
Your-doctor calls this
"anemia," or poverty of the
blood. A great many people
have it every spring.
And a great many physi
cians prescribe AyerVSar
saparillaforit,too. And why
not? We tell them all the
ingredients, and this makes
them confident that there is'
nothing its equal for making
pure, rich blood.
$1.00 a bottle. All draabts.
J. C. AYER CO., Lowell, Mass.
M. and left up at 1 P. M., British steamer
Warfield, from Comox; arrived' at 1 P.
M. and left up at 5:30 P. M.. British ship.
Talus, from Santos. Left up at 9 A. M..
British steamer Adato; sailed at 4 P. M.
British ships Dlnsdale und Swanhilda
for Queenstown or Falmouth for orders,,
and Norwegian steamer Universe, for
Hong Konjr. Condition of the bar at S
P. M.. moderate; weather cloudy; calm.
San Francisco, April 7. Arrived
Steamer State of California. Victoria;
steamer Areata, Coos Bay; brig Geneva,
Sailed Steamer Hyades, Seattle; shlpr
Oriental, Pyramid Harbor; schooner Win-
New York, April 7. Arrived Servla,
Liverpool; La Champagne, from Havre.
New York, April 7. Arrived Servia
Queenstown, April 7. Arrived Etruria
from New York for Liverpool.
Southampton. April 7. Arrived Koe
nlgen Louise from New York for Bremen.
Havre. April 7. Arrived La Gascogne
from New York.
Southampton. April 8. Arrived Vader
land from New York.
Liverpool, April 7. Arrived Cymric
from New York.
Hoqulam. Wash. Sailed April 4 Steam
er Coronado, from Aberdeen for San
Francisco; steamer Newburg, from Aber
deen for San Francisco. Arrived April 5
Schooner Fred J. Wood, from Peru for
Hoqulam; schooner Henry Wilson, from
San Francisco for Aberdeen
Census Figures Differ.
WASHINGTON, April 7. A wide dis
crepancy between the population figures
given by the statistical authorities of Rio
de Janeiro and by the sanitary authorities
there Is called to the attention of the
Marine Hospital Service In the annual re
port of Acting Assistant Surgeon Havel
burg, at that port. He says the sanitary
authorities make the population of Rio
de Janeiro 793,000, while the statistical
authorities make it 431,716. The Impression
prevails that RIo has a larger population
than that shown by the census, but noC
so large as estimated by the sanitary
authorities. The figures of the sanitary
authorities show a total mortality dur
ing 1900 "bf IS per cent over 20 per cent the
previous year. The number of still blrtha
Is equivalent to 77 per 1000 of the total
births, a remarkable showing. The num
ber of deaths has exceeded the births.
Tuberculosis furnished almost one-fifth of
the total mortality. -
President of Dcfnnct Bank to Settle.
NASHVILLE, IU.r April 7. At a con
ference with attorneys,. Edmund Palmer
president of the defunct private banks of
Ashley and Desplalnes, Cl., and Emmett3
vllle, Ind., offered to settle with the cred-'
ltors of the Ashley institutlen at 50 cents
on. the dollar and give his note for the
balance. The offer was accepted,, and
Palmer expects to make the settlement
the latter part of this week. In the mean
time, he will remain under guard In this
city. The preliminary trial of Walter Offll,
cashier of the Asley Bank, charged with
embezzlement, has been continued, pend-
ing the settlement by Palmer. The money
with which Palmer expects to pay hla
Ashley creditors has been advanced bx
Italian Squadron Sailed for Toulon..
LA SPEZIE. Italy, April 7. The Italian;
squadron sailed for Toulon today In twe
divisions, the flrst commanded by the
Duke of Genoa, consisting of six iron
clads and two torpedo-boats, and the sec
ond under Rear-Admiral Goltellettl. con
sisting of seven Ironclads and one torpedo-boat.
The Duke of Genoa bears an
autograph letter from King Victor Em
manuel to President Loubet.
Yamhill Streets, Portland, Oregon..
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