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THE MORNING OBEGONIAN, WEDNESDAY, APKIL 10, 1901.
CHARGED WITH FORGERY
MAS AT .EUGEXB SAID TO HAYE
tJSE HEXRY COHBETTS XAME.
Presented Check on. Portland Bank
Arrested. He "Waived Exomlna-
tlonnnd Was Lodged' In Jail.
EUGENE, Or., April 9. J. H. Gates was
arrested this morning- by Sheriff "Withers
on the charge of forgery. He was taken
before Justice of Peace C. A. Wintermeir.
He waived examination and was placed in
the County Jail.
This morning, shortly before 11 o'clock,
Gates entered the First National Bank.
and presented to Cashier P. E. Srtodgrass I
a check on the First jJational Bank of
Portland for 575, with the name of "Hen
ry Corbett" attached thereto. Mr. Snod
jjrass immediately suspected that the
check was a forgery, and held Gates until
Sheriff "Withers, who was telephoned tO
arrived, when he was turned over'to that
It la evident that Gates, who has been
in Eugene for two or three days, tried to
pass the check on othersbefore going to
the bank, but was -unsuccessful. He was
seen to tear up another clKck, the pieces
of which, when picked up and placed to
gether, showed that it wa& payable to
himself. E. A. Booth's name "was attached
to the check, which was destroyed.
STRONGLY DEXIED IX BAKER CITY.
Jievrapaper Article That Prominent
Citizen Caused Death ofV.Glrl.
BAKER CITY, April 9. The jpeople of
Baker City were In a ferment yesterday
over a sensational article which appeared
in the Boise Statesman last Sunday. In
substance the story charges that a 9-year-old
girl, 'Delia Fay Hull, of Payette,
Idaho, who was visiting at the Virtue
jnlne last Summer, was murdered under
revolting-circumstances, and to cover-up
the alleged crime her death was reported
to "have rfesutted from diphtheria. The ar
ticle went on to state that the physicians
in the case were negligent, and the offi
cers had failed to do their duty by not
bringing the guilty parties to justice.
The individuals against whom the
Statesman .makes this serious charge are
nost all prominent citizens of Baker City
and its Vicinity. They all emphatically
and indignantly deny the imputation of
criminal negligence, cast upon them by
The facts seem to be that the little girl
died at the Virtue mine In August of last
year. Dr. Atwood, of this city, who was
called in the case shortly before she died,
pronounced it a case of diphtheria. His
diagnosis of the malady was generally ac
cepted, as true. Some of the miners, in
cluding Li. H. Butler, foreman of the Vir
tue mine, made up a purse and defrayed
the expense of sending the body of the
little girl to Payette, where the family
resided. Later, at the instigation of some
of the people at Payette, the body was
removed from the grave and examined
by Dr. Klmmell, of Payette, who said
that death did not result from diphtheria,
but from a criminal assault. The facts
were reported to District Attorney "White,
of this judicial district, who went to Pay
ette and investigated the matter. He
snakes the positive statement that there
was no evidence to warrant the belief
that a crime had been committed.
The people of Baker City were much ex
cited yesterday and last evening. They
are positive, however, that the county
and district officers, as well as the local
physician, together with the officials at
the Virtue mine, are In no way culpable.
Caused Dinnilshal of Charge of Mal
practice Agralnmt Two Doctors.
HXLLSBORO, Or., April 9. The use of
X-ray photographs in medical Jurispru
dence Is now firmly established in the
State of Oregon. Two large photos of
this nature were used in the Circuit
Court here today and yesterday in the
case of W. H. Hacker vs. Drs. "W. P.
Via and C L. Large, In a suit to recover
$5000 damages for alleged negligence in
setting a broken arm October 21, 1900,
Hacker, who resides at Keasy, Or., sus
tained a badly fractured arm. He went
to Forest G-rove and the two physicians
set the injured member. Upon motion of
defendants' counsel the court ordered that
X-ray photographs of the Injured arm
bs taken and submitted in evidence. The
photograph, life size, disclosed the fact
that Ihc bones were joined in as nearly
a pj of,esFicnal manner as could be ex
pected under the circumstances. Expert
medical, testimony wag introduced, and
this, seemed to be the concensus of opinion.
After the evidence for the prosecution was
submitted,, Attorney S. B. Huston, with
whom Hon. T. H. Tongue was associated,
anoved for a non-suit, which was granted.
Liquor Forfeiture Suit Dismissed.
Upon motion of plaintiffs' attorneys,
Judge McBrlde today dismissed the case
of the President and Begents of Pacific
University against Lois -Macilahon, suit
wherein the plaintiffs sought to recover
title because "of alleged unlawful sale of
liquors.. The premises concerned are val.
uable forest VSrove city property, on
which is located a drug store.
STATE CASE DISMISSED.
Action Against Malheur County Man
- In the Supreme Court.
SALEM, April 3. The case of the State
of Oregon against Henry Long, appealed
to the .Supreme Court from Malheur Coun
ts' in May, 1900, has been dismissed on
motion of the Attorney-GeneraL Long is
in the penitentiary oerving a three-year
sentence for horse-stealing. The princi
pal reason urged for the dismissal was
that the appellant had not followed up
his appeal by filing the brief required by
the rules of the court. Ever since the
discovery of the Otis Savage case, which
was pending in the Supreme Court for
several years, Attorney-General Black
burn has been insisting that appellants
Jn criminals cases bring their cases to the
trial docket within a reasonable time or
he mores for a dismissal of the appeal.
The delay in the Savage case was through
no fault of Judge Blackburn, and as soon
as he discovered that the case was pend
ing and the defendant out on bail, he
"brought It to trial and secured an affirm
ance of the lower court's decision. The
Supreme Court always gives precedence to
criminal cases in orfier that an early hear
ing of their causes may be Had. It is,
therefore, only proper, on the other hand,
that no 'long delay should be permitted.
SEW AND LARGER CREAMERIES.
"Will Take Place of SalemMPlants
Which Were Moved Array.
SALEM, April S. Salem has been with
out a creamery for several weeks, but
will have two new plants in operation In
the near future. The Townsend creamery,
which was taken away, will be succeeded
this week by a new plant now due'rom
San Francisco, and will be operated by5 the
Crjstal Ice Company. George D. Good
hue, -manager of the Salem Creamery
Company, recently removed his plant to
Lyons, to which place he has been ship
ping his Salem cream. Within a few
weeks he will Install a new and larger
plant here, and will keep it in continuous
The prospect for dairymen, with the
creameries gone, would not be very bright.J,
The rush of "country" butter on the
local mail.ct -would send prices down be-
low the cost of aroductlon, and even
then ihe farmers would -not be able to find
a market for all they would have to sell.
The creameries manufacture a product
that finds a foreign market and thus re
lieves the loca trade. If the creameries
do no mors than take up the surplus
they help the farmers to the extent of
providing them a market But last year's
erience shows that the creameries will
do more than jthis they keep the price up
during the sr ascn when butter Is ordinari
ly a drug on the market.
Whether much gutter will be put on cold
storage by Salem manufacturers remains
to be seen. It was found last year that
in order to nake a success of c6ld stor
age, the creameries must have only sepa-'
rator cream trom which to make butter.
The product of pan-skimmed cream will
not keep well, ard those who put it on,
storage lost thereby. If the farmers snail
quite generally use separators, It is prob
able that a considerable quantity of butter
will be put on cold storage, thus reliev
ing ths lecal glut to an appreciable ex
tent; otherwise the creamery product win
be pushed upon the market as fast as
Marlon "County Hop Contracts.
IT. W. Slmonds & Son have filed at the
Countv Recorder's office four hop con
tracts conveying to them hop crops of
the year 1901. as follows: W. H. Connor,
of St. Paul, 8000 pounds, at 11 cents; John
Fisher, of Mount Angel, 50,000 pounds, at
11 cents; S. J. and F. J. Connor, of St.
Paul, 8000 pounds at 11 cents; T. B. Walk
er, of Gervais, 10.000 pounds at 11 cents.
The last-mentioned contract covers the
crop for the year 1902 also. Slmonds &
Son are New York, dealers. They are
represented in these transactions by John
Carmlchael, of this city.
MOVE TO NEW CAPITOL.
Governor Rogers Says It Will Prob
ably Be Made fn Summer.
OLYMPIA, April 9. Regarding when the
state will take possession of Its new Cap
itol building, Governor Rogers today said:
"There was a tacit understanding be
tween the Capitol Commission and the
Board of County Commissioners that, in
asmuch as the county will probably rent
part of the present state building for a
time, at least, the two boards would work
in harmony, so far as possible, in making
the exchange of offices, without discom
moding either party to the transaction.
In the Summer months, during which the
Supreme Court is not In session, will, no
doubt, be the best time at which this ex
change could be made with the least pos
sible inconvenience. As the county will
only have need of two floors of the pres
ent state building, the exchange can be
made without serious difficulties."
Board of Control Met at Capitol.
Charles S. Reed and Henry Drum, two
of the members of the Hoard of Control,
are here today, this-being the first meet
ing of the new board at the capitol. Er
nest Lister, chairman of the board, was
left behind in Tacoma, making. out and
signing contracts for supplies, which were
recently let for a six months' period by
the board. The board has decided upon
quarters in the Stuart block, where it will
remain until the new Capitol building is
in shape to accommodate it. In three or
four days, or as soon as Lister has com
pleted the contracts, everything belonging
to the board will be moved from Tacoma
to Olympla, where the members will hold
all sessions in future.
LITERATURE FOR CONVICTS.
All Classes Taken, hut Standard Lit
erature Is Most Needed.
SALEM, April 9. The question of re
ligion in public institutions is one that
will not down. It has again bobbed up,
in the nature of a question as to what
nature of religious literature may be fur
nished inmates of the Penitentiary. A
Clackamas Cbunty man has written to
Governor Geer as follows:
"In donating both books and papers
of a political and religious nature, and of
high moral standing, to the Inmates of
the Penitentiary, to whom shall we ad
dress them? And is there a limit to the
nature of the literature sent there? Must
it all be Christian literature, or may It
be otherwise? I am a Spiritualist, and
would like to send books and papers
there teaching that faith, if there is no
All liteurature Intended for the pris
oners generally, should be addressed to
Superintendent J. D. Lee, but books or
papers Intended for some particular
prisoner should be addressed to that per
son. In care of the Superintendent Su
perintendent Lee states that religious lit
erature of all kinds will be received and
distributed, but that the prisoners are
most in need of general standard litera
ture, of as recent date as possible.
MAN FOUND DEAD.
Doubt Was Dracrirlnir Gun
Muzzle When It Discharged.
LA GRANDE, April 9. Lindsay Shelton
was found dead yesterday, about one mile
from his home near Elgin. He had gone
out hunting al S o'clock, and was discov
ered about 3. His gun was found a half
mile from the body. It Is evident that
he had attempted to step over a log
while dragging or carrying the gun by
the muzzle, when it was discharged.
The shot carried away a thumb and en.
tered the left side of the abdomen, com
ing out under the right breast. The
wounded man had dragged himself to the
roadside a half mile distant to die. Shel
ton was a member of one of the promi
nent families of the county and was mar
ried last November.
Graduating Class Representatives.
CORVALLIS, April 9. The college fac
ulty has named the salutatorlan and val
edictorian for the coming commencement,
which occurs June 12. The salutatorlan
is Charles Horner, of Salem, and Miss
Ivy Grace Burton, of Independence, is
valedictorian. The graduating class is
expected to number 35. The only ad
dresses by students will be the salutatory
and valedictory. The address to the class
will be delivered by Hon. W. W. Cotton,
Soldiers Ordered Back to Vancouver.
WASHINGTON, April 5. First-Sergeant
James Washington, Company L, Twenty-fourth
Infantry, and Private Frank
Shepard, Hospital Corps, who recently
came to Washington on special duty from
"Vancouver Barracks, have been ordered
to return to their post, each "being al
lowed a stop-over on tlie return trip.
The L-ake County Telephone & Telegraph
Company organized at Paisley April 1.
The Arlington postoffice has been
equipped with 200 lock and call-boxes.
Citizens of Lake'iew have subscribed
about $600 for races to be held during
Fourth of July week.
The shaft at the Coos City mine is now
down over 300 feet, and it is expected coal
will be found In the next 100 feet.
The Coqullle Council has refused to
grant the application of Frank Morse, of
Uklah, Cal., for an electric light franchise.
Ludvig Christensen -and D. E. Severy
have rented the steamer Lillian, and will
put it on the run between Florence and
Myrtle Point has dropped out of the
Coos County Baseball League. A number
of games will be played between Coqullle
The Granite Gem says that undoubtedly
there would be less typhoid fever in the
city If the filthy pig pens were removed
from the center of town.
The Lane County Commissioners have
appointed W. A. Chamberlain Health Of
ficer at Wendling, -who will enforce quar
antine against smallpox
Florence has elected the following city
officers: President Marlon Morris; Trus
tees, E. A. Evans, William Brynd, L. 3T.
Christensen and W. H. Weatherson; Re
corder, J. C. Phelps; Marshal, G. C. Cump
ton. George Long and J. T. Cardwell. of Cot-
ttage Grove, are doing some prospecting
worK acorn one-nali mile east of town.
JThey have found a large amount of gold
Ijearing float rock which pays from 70
cents to $3 50 per ton, says the Nugget
The existence of this ledge has been
known for several years,. but no one has
considered It of enough Importance to jus
tify any amount of outlay in hunting for
DEMOCRATS WHO REMOVED G. A.
R. MEN FROM POSITIONS.
Colfax Post Declares the Step la
Gross Violation of the Wash
COLFAX, Wash., April 9. Nathaniel
Lyon Post. No. 19, G. A. R., in resolu
tions adopted, emphatically condemns
the action of the Democratic Board of
County Commissioners in discharging
from Courthouse janitorships members of
the post. It is declared that a gross vio
lation of the law has been committed.
In support of this contention' reference is
made to the statutes of the State of
Washington (chapter 2, Soldiers' Home,
articles 2636 and 2637). A copy of the res
olutions has been served on the board,
with a view of securing the two positions
for Union veterans.
HORSE THIEVES ARE ACTIVE.
Farmers Propose to Organize and
Deal Out Summary Justice.
COLFAX, Wash., April 9. What seems
to be an organized gang of stock thieves,
with probable hiding grounds on the Nez
Perce Reserve, Is operating in Whitman
County. The farmers and stockmen of
Tennessee Flat, north of Colfax, have
risen In arms and are circulating a cail
for the revival of the old Stockgrowers'
Protective Association, which a Yew
years ago brought a dozen or more horse
and cattle thieves to justice. The as
sociation was then allowed to lapse for
want of active work.
The movers In the revival are earnest
and outspoken in the threat to resort
to the quick justice of the rope for con
victed thiqyes. Horses have been stolen
constantly within the past few months
from ranges, farms and livery barns. The
thieves have been so successful In evad
ing the law that the stockownere feel jus
tified in reviving the old association.
Two yearling colts have been stolen
within the past few days from James
McCroskey, and several head of J. F. Da
vidson's horses have, disappeared. Half
a dozen other Tennessee Flat horseowners
have also suffered.
LARGEST PRUNE CROP KNOWN.
Outlook In Clark County 'Orchards
Are In Fine Condition.
VANCOUVER, Wash., April 9. Clark
County fruitgrowers are much gratified
over the excellent prospect for a big fruit
crop. The orchards all over the county
are in fine condition: nothing has so far
occurred, as far as can be ascertained,
to Injure the trees. The climatic condi
tions have been most favorable for prune
and other fruit trees. The buds have
been kept back by the cold, frosty nights
.which accompanied the warm, sunshiny
days of February and March, until now
it Is believed the season is so far ad
vanced that there is scarcely any further
danger. With a week more of the pres
ent warm sunshine, the prune orchards
will be In full bloom. Last year prune
orchards In this county were In bloom
three weeks before now. Fruitgrowers
predict the largest prune crop in the his
tory of the county.
"WHATCOM IS BEATEN.
Supreme Court Decides It Has No
Righto "Water Supply.
NEW WHATCOMi Wash., April 9. As
a result of a decision by the Supreme
Court, this city, which has expended $100 -000
for a water, system, Is without a
source of supply. The court has granted
the perpetual Injunction asked for by
the Falrhaven Land Company, which op
erates a mill by power derived from Lake
Whatcom through the channel of What
com Creek, restraining the city from ub
lng the waters of the lake for the city,
as doing so decreases the flow of water
through the creek, to the detriment of
the operation of the mill. The president
of the Falrhaven Land Company de
clares that the city must pay an addi
tional $50,000 to secure rights to a water
Alleged Embezzler Taken to Seattle.
SEATTLE, April 9. Detective Lane re
turned from Denver. Colo,, toda, having
In charge William R. Johnson, for whom
he was sent several weeks ago. The
prisoner is jaccused by George H. Mc
Pherrln of having embezzled $250 of part
nership funds while the men were en
gaged In business at Dawson. Detective
Lane's long delayed return was caused
principally by the fact that Johnson's
wife was taken seriously ill a few days
after the officer's arrival, and lingered at
the point of death for nearly three weeks.
She died last week, and as soon as John
son could make the necessary arrange
ments, he voluntarily returned to this city
In company with the officer to face the
Grand Lodge Delegates.
SPOKANE, April 9. One hundred dele
gates came In today from all parts of
the state to attend the grand lodge of the
A. O. U. W., and 40 for the Degree of
Honor. Many more will come on late
trains tonight and tomorrow. The two
grand lodges will be In session three days,
beginning tomorrow.- '
NEW K. OF P. LODGE'.
Sumpter Has a Flourishing Order
BAKER CITY, Or., April 9. A lodge of
Knights of Pythias was organized at
Sumpter Saturday evening, or rather the
work begun Saturday night, and ended
Sunday morning. A' flourishing lodge with
an enthusiastic membership of leading cit
izens was instituted by the grand lodge
officers, and a number of prominent Pyth
ians from different parts of the state.
The following officers were elected and
Past chancellors, Brig Ballantyne, R.
L, Neill, Nell Sorensen, D. 'P. Broadley;
ohancellor commander, Seymour H. Bell;
vice-chancellor, R. L. Neill; prelate,
Frank Ortchild; master-uf-work, Brig
Ballantyne; master-at-arms, Otto Her
locker; keeper of records and seal, Will
Davidson; master of exchequer, H. S.
Durgan; master of finance, C. C. Basche;
Inner guard, George Baker; outer. guard,
Percy Jackson; delegates to the grand
lodge, Brig Ballantyne and R. L. Neill.
MAY BE MOUND BUILDERS. -
Second Skeleton Taken From Mound
in Linn County.
ALBANY. Or., April 9.-J. G. Crawford,
of this city, brought from a farm near
Tangent, last night, the entire skeleton
of" a woman taken from a mound, which
he reports is undoubtedly that bf one of
the original mound builders. A like skel
eton, that of a male, was secured In the
same mound several months ago. These,
skeletons are materially different from
those of the Indian, and undoubtedly be
long to a much earlier race of people.
The head is low and the joints uncommon-'
ly large. The bones Indicate a person un
der five feet tall. In all the Indian skulls
the sutures are well defined, but In these
they are almost entirely missing. Beads
and arrowheads are always found burled
with Indians, but there was nothing with
these. The skeletons are creating consid
erable Interest among our archaeologists.
ALASKA MAIL PROBLEM.
Rate to Be Charged Newspapers
Published and Circulated There.
Washington. amii 5. Two mo or
less Dernlexinc Alaska nrohlpms hnvo
been submitted to the Postoffice Depart
ment for solution. Thev relate to the
carrying of newspapers, published In the
territory, and as yet no final decision has
been reached in either case.
In the first attention has been called
to a paper published at Valdez, which
has applied for publisher's rates. Under
the postal regulations, mail matter of this
character Is delivered free of charge with
in the country In which the papel Is pub
lished. When the matter was laid before
the department it was discovered that
Alaska had not been divided into counties,
and the question naturally arises, sha.ll
all papers In Alaska, be delivered free of
charge air over the territory. This would
entail a considerable loss to the Govern
ment, and It seems probable that for this
purpose, ana omers cuniieuteu wuu me
postal service, Alaska "will be laid off on
the postoffice maps into "reasonable dis
tricts," and papers distributed free of
charge throughout the district In which
they are published. This, however, Is an
The second problem arises in connection
with "The Alaska Forum," published at
Rampart. It seems that the Second-Assistant-Postmaster-General
has Issued or
ders limiting the transportation of mails
from Rampart to Circle to strictly letter
mall of the manuscript nature, and did
not' include other first-class matter. The
Forum, is a four-page sheet, that easily
folds in an ordinary envelope, and weighs
considerably less than an ounce. It is the
only American newsoaner miblished in the
Yukon District and does not increase the'
weight of the mails materially. It has been
suggested by one of the postal author
ities that these papers be allowed trans
mission on the ground that the weight is
not such as to require more than one rate
of postage, and the Postmaster has no
means of ascertaining" officially that It
is anything other than strictly first-class
letter mall. The fact, remains, however,
that if an exception is made in this case,
all other first-class mall would be pushed
for transmission under the same condi
tions. It Is probable that some action
will be taken at an early day in both
STAYTON STREET CASE TRIED.
Object to Determine Lines, Which
Seem to Be Badly Laid Out.
SAL.EM, April 9. The suit brought by
G. D. Trotter against the City of Stayton
to determine the street lines in that town
was tried before Judge Boise today, but
has not been finally submitted. The argu
ments will be made later.' It has recently
been .discovered that the streets were not
laid out as they should have been, and
that the variation at one end of a street
Is 15 feet Should the streets be changed
so as to conform to the true lines, a great
expense would be necessary in regradlng,
and considerable damage suffered by property-owners.
It Is expected that after
Judge Boise renders his decision, deter
mining the true lines, the Stayton City
Council will pass an ordinapce, under an
authority conferred by their charter,
changing the present description so as to
conform to the present streets. It will be
much cheaper to change, the description of
the streets than to.chang6 the streets
Done by Corvallls City Fathers.
CORVALLIS, April 9. At a meeting
of the City Council last night, Officer C.
B. Wells presented his resignation, and
the vacancy was filled by the election of
George W. Emerlck. The" salary of the
Police Judge was reduced from $35 to $25
per month, to take effect at the begin
ning of the coming fiscal year. The sum
of $50 was appropriated in aid of the
pamphlet descriptive of Benton County
in preparation by a committee of the Cit
izens' League. An ordinance was read
the first time providing that stock for
shipment must not be kept within the
city limits for a longer period than three
Given Liberty by Governor.
SALEM, April 9. Governor Geer today
commuted the sentence of Samuel Mills,
who was convicted of criminal assault iro
Linn County in 1899. Mills was received' at!
the Penitentiary July 1, 1899, on a three
year sentence. The reasons given for the
commutation are that ''Mills has served
the major portion of hl3 sentence, and all
the trial jurors and the District Attorney
who prosecuted the case, and numerous
citizens of the county in which the crime
was committed, recommend his pardon,
and the prison superintendent represents
that his conduct has been exemplary."
Mills was released today.
Let Off With a Fine.
MEDFORD, Or., April 9. Through a
technicality in the wording of the charge
making it a misdemeanor instead of at
crime, Ed Wilkinson, convicted Saturday
of selling unclean and diseased' meat to
Eli Mayer, of Central Point, was let off
with a fine of $50 and coBta A much
heavier sentence under the circumstances
was expected. Wilkinson today sold his
entire interest in the meat business.
PENDLETON, Or., April 9. The small
pox quarantine at St. Joseph's Academy
has been raised. School was called yes
terday. John Tolin was brought down from
Athena Monday and placed' In jail,
charged with robbing a half-breed, Jo
seph Laroque. It Is said he took be
tween $45 and $50 from the Indian.
Three Times as Much Place as Usual.
EUGENE, April 9. E. C. Smith, who
has taken an active Interest in flax-growing
in Lane County, states that there
will be at least 1000 acroB of flax grown
this year, as compared with 300 last sea
son. Received &t the Asylum.
SALEM, April 9. John Baker, aged 25
years, was received at the asylum today
from Douglas County. He is a cigarette
fiend and had been wandering about the
J. N.-Stark, of Yaqulna.
ALBANY, Or., April 9.-J. N. Stark; for
many years a furniture dealer at Ya
qulna, died here this afternoon, aged 63
years. He was a member of the G. A. R.
and Odd Fellows.
Henrietta Barbour, who has been held
In the county jail at Lewiston for more
than a month awaiting trial for selling
liquor to Indians, has .been released on
The recent discoveries of oil and gas
croppings in the Lewiston Valley and the
subsequent visit of R. T, pabney, the Spo
kane oil operator, who secured several
tracts of land under lease for the purpose
of boring for oil, has recalled to memory
the strong Indications of oil found 15
years ago near Hatwai Creek, on the
north bank of the Clearwater River, says
the"'Lewiston Tribune. The discovery was
made when a well was sunk on the farm
then owned by Jerry Cameron, a well
known river man. This farm is a short
distance below Hatwai Creek, lying along
the north bank of the river, and is about
five miles from Lewiston. The well was
sunk to a depth of 60 feot, when water
was found. The taste was so tainted with
oil, however, as to forbid' its use, and a
most disagreeable smell also emanated
from the well. At the time of the 'dis
covery, a number of persons were attract
ed there through curiosity to tasted the
oily water. The well was finally coVered
up and forgotten untlL the recent dis
coveries were made at other points in
the valley. It is learned that prospect
ing for oil and gas croppings, similar
to those found at the Isaman farm and
othef points, has resulted "'successfully
along Hatwai Creek and In the vicinity of
the Cameron farm, and further investi
gations are now in progress.
The present population of Athens, . in
Greece, Is only 80,000. There iS&no Accu
rate census of the city when in Us ancient
glory, but It is supposed at one time to
have contained 500,000
ITHEATER FOR . EUGENE
CORPORATION FORMED FOR ITS
Work Will Be Begnn at Once Cap
ital Stock of Company
EUGENE, April 9. Articles of Incor
poration have been filed with the County
Clerk by the Eugene Opera-House Com
pany. The incorporators are L. N. Ro
ney, R. A. Boot and F. L. Chambers
The capital stock of the company Is
$15,000, divided into shares of $10 each.
The third article states that "the enter
prise and business in which said cor
poration proposes to engage is to buy
and sell real estate, to erect and furnish
buildings for rent, lease and control the
same, and to furnish, equip and operate
an opera-house, and to lease buildings,
land and rooms, and to do all things
necessary to carry out. tnje objects of"
The company will proceed at once with
the erection of an opera-house on prop
erty owned by Mr. Roney on Willam
ette street, between Sixth and Seventh.
CALL FOR OREGON PRUNES.
Myrtle Creek Grovrers, However,
Have None Good Crop Expected.
MYRTLE CREEK. April 9. John Hall,
a prominent fruitgrower here, today re
ceived a letter from a Kansas City 'firm,
asking the selling price of prunes here.
The firm states that it can1 use about
two carloads a week for a couple of
months. There is n"o surplus of prunes In
this section, hdwever, growers having re
ceived good prices by selling early..
Thirty-five; carloads, or about 1,000,000
pounds, of. dried prunes, were shipped
from Myrtle Creek precinct last Fall,
the average weight of a carload being
from 25,000 to 35,000 pounds. The ma
jority of the prune orchards here are in
excellent, condition, the trees being weil
trlmmed.and the ground In good cultiva
tion. Some of the larger, growers express.'
confidence of raising 100,000 pounds pf
dried prunes during the coming- season.,
The growers who did not prune pr thin
the fruit on the Petite trees last year
have learned that It costs Just ,as much
to handle prunes that sell for 2 cents' as
those that bring 5.
The first prune trees were planted here
about 23 years ago." A fruit-drier pro
moter named Evants received a commis
sion from nurserymen for making the
sales. At" that time prune-growing was
an untried experiment in Oregon, and
Evants, who had organized a company
of local farmers to build a fruit-drier,
pushed the sales of prune trees, giving
glowing accounts, of .the profit in prunes.
On account of internal dissensions or
other causes, the drier failed to prove
a success on apples and peaches. Evants
left the country in disgust, and the peo
ple generally blamed him for persuading
them to set out prune trees; but he had
planted better than they knew. Some of
the orchards were neither trimmed nor
cultivated, but In a few years were load
ed with fruit. . It. was then discovered
that they were a valuable rop, and the
industry, began to grow.
J. W. Weaver, one of the pioneer grow
ers. Is setting out 60 additional acres in
Italian and Petite prunes this year.
SHOW DURPHY SECURED DIVORCE.
Marlon County Records, "Which Will
Be in .Trial of Alleged Bigamist.
SALEM, Or., April 9. B. F. Durphy,
the alleged California bigamist, arrived
in Salem Monday night from Portland,
and spent today in consultation with
John A. Carson, a local attorney, whom
he has retained, as counsel. Durphy and
his attorney- were seen, but both de
clined to be interviewed, and the pur
pose, of the accused, man's, visit to Sa
lem can only be conjectured. Durphy in
sists 'that his 'arrest has Seen made for
the purpose of persecution, and alleges
that, a former partner, with whom lie
had some litigation, is active in urging
the prosecution of the case. Durphy has
been thrice wedded, but represents that
each successive helpmate was not ac
cepted. In matrimony untlL the marriage
with the former Mrs. Durphy Mad been
legajly and entirely canceled and an
nulled. The case of bigamy, that has
been preferred against. Durphy, is said to
be founded upon technical legal grounds,
in that the Oregon and .California laws
governing marriages and the securing of
divorces are not uniform.
The Marion County records in the case
show that on. April 21, 1900, Durphy in
stituted divorce proceedings against Sa
die S. Durphy in Department No. 2, his
attorneys being Miller & Miller. Deser
tion was alleged In the complaint as
grounds for asking a severance of the
marriage relations. A divorce was grant
ed June 20, 1900. All of thd papers in the
case have been forwarded to, District
Attorney George E. Chamberlain, at Port
land, by County Clerk Hall, and will be
introduced as evidence against Durphy
in the pending criminal action. Mr.
Durphy returned to Portland this even
ing. FOUND WITH HIS NECK BROKEN.
Fisherman While 'Intoxicated Prob
ably Fell From High Walk.
ASTORIA, April 9. The body of Ga
briel Coleman, a fisherman, and a na
tive of Finland, was found this morn
ing lying on the beach opposite San
born's cannery, with his neck broken.
The man was seen in that locality about
9, o'clock last evening in an Intoxicated
condition, and it is supposed that in lean
ing over the" railing of the wall he 'fell
to the beach, a distance of about 25 feet.
There were no bruises on the body, and
the man's watch and other personal ef
fects were found In his clothing. The de
ceased was unmarried, and his only rel
ative in this country is a brother living
on a ranch near Green Mountain. He
has made happy mothers of sick and emaciated women. Thousands of women have written grateful
letters with the same joyful ring as this letter from Ohio. The letters tell of freedom from those
dragging monthly pains and of complete cures of the worst cases of falling of the womb, "whites'
and the terrible headaches and backaches that follow menstrual disorders. They show that suffering
the pangs of female ills is unnecessary when Wine of Cardui can be secured. Why do you suffer when
such testimony is placed before you ? Druggists sell $1.00 bottles.
For advice and literature, addreasgiving symptoms: "The Ladles' Advisory
Department," The Chattanooga Medicine Company, Chattanooga, Tean.
had been fishing on the river for several
years, and was under contract to go to
Alaska on the Kate Davenport to fish
there during the coming season.
"WILL GIVE SITE FOR HATCHERY.
Tillamook Bay Fishermen Want
Plant In That Locality.
ASTORIA. April 9. Master Fish War
den Van Dusen received a letter this
morning from Hon. B. L. Eddy, of Til
lamook, stating that those Interested In
the salmon Industry on Tillamook Bay
would secure a suitable site for a hatch
ery that Is to be located on one of the
streams tributary to Tillamook Bay. He
has also received a letter from Water
Bailiff E. C. Greenman, of Oregon City,
stating that fishing had entirely stopped
on the Clackamas River, and that he
could find very lKtle trace of any on
the Willamette River.
Seiners Making Ready to Flih.
All the up-river seiners are making
preparations for fishing, and the major
ity of them will have their gear In the
water within a few days after the sea
son opens. A large number of fish are
said to be in the river, and the seiners
.hope to make several good hauls before
the high water compels them to shut
NEW CREAMERY AT "WORK.
Eugene Plant Will Turn Out First
EUGENE, April 9. The Eugene cream
ery has begun operation, and yesterday
for the first time sent its team3 into the
country to gather cream from the dairies.
The farmers arc supplied with hand sep
arators, and have the cream ready in cans
when the wagons arrive. The first churn
ing will be done tomorrow, and then the
creamery will "be kept in operation. Mr.
Ellspass, the proprietor, is prepared to
handle double the amount of business he
expects to get this season, but is confident
of a. steady and rapid growth of business,
which he has prepared to meet. Farmers
are taking much Interest In the enterprise,
and wil furnish it as much support as
possible. However, the scarcity of dairy
cows is something that cannot be over
come at once, but will have to be sup
plied "by breeding.
In Session at Eugene Rev. Mr. Sny
der Transfers Membership.
EUGENE, Or., April 9. The Presbytery
of Willamette convened here this even
ing. The meeting was opened by a ser
mon by Rev. W. H. Jones, the retiring
moderator. Rev. A. I. Goodfriend, of Dal
las, was- elected moderator for the ensu
ing six months; Hev. D. M. Davenport,
D. D., of Lebanon, permanent clerk pro
tern.; Rev. T. Brouillette, of Gervais, tem
porary clerk, and Rev. G. A. McKInlay,
Rev. J. E. Snyder, of Brownsville, was
"received from the Presbytery of Portland.
Rev. Edward Eccleston was dismissed to
the Presbytery of Sacramento, and Rev.
J. M. McComb and Rev. S. H. Jones to
the Presbytery of Southern Oregon.
NEW REGIME AT EUGENE.
Mayor and Councllmen Assume Con
trolFormer Made Appointments.
EUGENE, April 9. The annual meet
ing of the City Council was held last
night, and the new Mayor, G. R. Chris
man and Councllmen W. M. Green, M.
S. Barker and J. W. White were installed
In office. Reports of officers were pre
eented and placed on file. The Treas
urer's report showed receipts from all
sources of $15,634 22. Disbursements for
the year were $11,515 5S, leaving a balance
of $4178 64. There are now outstanding
warrants to the amount of $18,378 77.
The Mayor made hie appointments of
standing committees and appointive offi
cers. The officers are: City Marshal, Sid
ney Scott; Night Police, R. M. Pratt;
Street Commissioners, Jame3 M. Turner;
City Attorney, J. M. Williams; Surveyor,
C. M. Collier. The appointment of fire
warden was postponed until next meet
ing. Labor Union Officers Dissatisfied.
VANCOUVER, B. C, April 9. A special
from Rossland says that although a strike
has been averted by a narrow vote of the
Rossland Miners' Union, the officers of
the union are much dissatisfied at the
result. The question of the. Inauguration
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A Household Treasure
MiHewtown, Ohio, July 2, 1900.
Wine of Cardul has been a household treasure with ui. When I married Mrs. Snapp my
friends ridiculed me and asked me why I married a dead person. They said she would not
live until fall. She then weighed less than 100 pounds. Now she weighs 145 pounds. She
has three boys, the last weighing 9)4 pounds at birth and the other two 10 pounds each.
That was her exclusive medicine and I am so well pleased with what It has done for her.
We are willing to do you all the good we can for suffering humanity. W. H. SNAPP.
Mrs. Snapp has health and children, fnsfead of waiting a slow death amid
the gloom of a barren home. Instead of her own cry of pain breaking the
silence of -a darkened sick room, the prattle of her three children lei sunshine
Into her heart No wonder her husband writes of Wine of Cardui as a "house
hold treasure". The Snapp family owe to Wine of Cardui all In life worth living
for. A healthy mother Is the foundation of a happy home. For fifty yean
How will your cough be to
night? Worse, probably.
You can stop it any time.
Then stop it tonight.. You
will cough less and sleep better
and by tomorrow at this time
you will be greatly improved.
cures night coughs, day coughs,
all kinds of coughs. Help
Nature a little and see what
she will do for you.
Three sizes : 25c., 50c, $1.00.
If your druggist cannot supply you, sendv
us $r.oo and we will express a. large bottle
to yon, all charges prepaid. Be sure and
give us your nearest express office
T. C Awn. Co ToivcU JfT.
of the strike was primarily whether the
muckers should be sustained in their de
mand for an advance of from $2 30 to $3
in their pay per day.
The temporary close-down of tha Even
ing Star mine, at Rossland, is said to have
been ordered on account of the condition
of the roads, and the likelihood of not
being able to ship for the next 60 days.
INDEPENDENCE. Or.. April 9. John
E. Kirkland, the well-known horse train
er, went to Hlllsboro today, to secure
two of Hon. Thomas H. Tongue's horses
Mark Hanna and Ben Bolt He will
.bring them here for training purposeq.
Both horses will be entered In the races
at the State Fair this Fall.
But one hop contract has thus far been
filed In Polk County. It was made bv
Henry Hill, who agrees, to sell 25.060
pounds of this season's hops to C. L.
Fltchard at 10 cents per pound.
VALE. Or., April 9. That there will be a
large immigration to Malheur County
from the East during the coming Sum
mer seems evident. A man by the name
of Simpson writes from Kansas that be
tween 20 and SO families will come to this
part of Oregon before the Summer Is over.
Several new-comers have purchased
homes. They express themselves well
pleased with this section, and will en
deavor to have some of their Eastern
friends follow them.
Placer Gold Found at Vale.
VALE, Or.. April 9. Yesterday after
noon some men familiar w 1th placer min
ing washed out several pans of dirt from
the banks of the river near town, and
were surprised to obtain colors of gold
in each pan. While the find does Hot
justify much excitement, it has aroused
considerable Interest, and further pros
pecting will at once begin.
Portland Presbytery in Session.
ASTORIA, April 9. The Portland Pres
bytery began its annual session in this
city this evening, at the First Prasbyteri
an Church, The opening address was de
livered by Rev. W S. Gilbert, pastor of
Calvary Church, of Portland.
Convicts Are Mnlclnj? Drlclc.
SALEM, April 9. The manufacture of
brick haa begun at the Penitentiary for
use in the state sewer to connect the
Asylum and Penitentiary with the iewer
which now ends at the Capitol.