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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, THURSDAY,. APRIIi 11', 1901.
OR GUARD AGAINST FIRE
BULL RW REBERTEIiir BE
THREADED, BY TRAILS. -
nanerei-s W1U Be Able to Patrol -Bet-"
ter and to Penetrate
'. Every "Part.'
WASHINGTON, April 10. The General
Isand Office, as -well as the Geological
Survey,, is interested In the cutting of
trails through the Bull Run forest Ye-1
serve, 'With -a- view to its better protec
tion against ilre, Itjis recognized that
a reserve of this size, embracing over
142,000 acres, cannot be adequately pa
trolled from the outside, nor can "it be
properly guarded by two ringers. One
of the prescribed duties of forest- rangr
ers Is to cut trails through forest re
serves, so as to give access to. its ge
mote and innermost parts. The Land
Office recognizes that a system of trails
is -absolutely "necessary in order that the
rangers7 nfaypiopeHy parofjthe.-vrloui
reserves. . " -
The "-only systematic -trail-cutting that
has been -undertaken has been In the
reserves of Southern California. Those
.reserves have been laid out in uniform
scares of convenient 'size;--and trails i
hje been-'CUf through the lorests kj
ieflt in width, to - mark tbe several
squares. By means of this system of
trails rangers now have access to every
part of the reserves, and in case of fire
iri'the interior, they get to the scene be
fore the flames gain much headway.
to. all reserves of the United States I
nse" the rangers, "wKen there is 'no other
work, in cutting trails.
This- special duty of forest rangers,
however, does not seem to be gerieralty
understood. .Nevertheless it is looked
upon, as one of' the first requirements,
and each ranger Is supplied with axes,
end other necessary tools, at Government
expense. Commissioner Hermann, in dis
cussing this question, said that Superin
tendent brmsby i authorized" to employ
such" bT "his force of rangfers as "can be
spared,- In- cutting trails through the
Bull Run reserve, in such manner as
seems In the "best Interests of adequate
flreprotectlon. His force may be used
in. -cutting cross trails through the re
serve, of a reasonable width, lor fire
breaks,- as in the California reserves,
and smaller trails, o act as a anere
3neanSf of- communication. It is not
deemed advisable to make many large
traJle-.thrQugSi this xesen&e, as that -would
h&vo-.-ap undeslred effect;, on the water j
supply. As a rule trails average but
sir feet in width, -and this Is the sort
that is deemed most suited to the Bull
Run reserve. The whole matter now
rests with F-orest. Superintendent Orms
by, and if he shall decide to uset the au
thority already" vested In him," to employ
in addition to the two rangers assigned
to the -Bull Run reserve, a portion of
those allotted to the Cascade reserve,
for this special duty, it is believed he
could do, so without in any way risking
?he forests of the larger reserve. " But
Superintendent Ormsby is. without au
thqrityland means for cutting a 200 or
SOCWToot firebreak all around the Bull Run
reserve. If this is to be undertaken, the
expense will have td be borne either
by,theCIty of Portland or by special ap
propriation. 5EW CORPORATION AT BAKER.
Has Acquired tlie Rights of the
"Water Company of Offderi, Utah,
BAKER CITY, April 10. A company was
recently 'organized by Baker City 'citizens
which is known as the Ogden "Water
"Works. Company. The new corporation
towns and is. endeavoring to control 4he '
water system of Ogden, Utah, contrary to
the "will of the Mayor and members of
the C3ty Council of the city.
Some tfme ago; in a contest in the
state -courts overthe ownership of the
Ogden City water works, 'the City of Og-:
den obtained a judgment for about $300,000
against the water works company. '
The company refused to pay the judg
ment, and the city -authorities of Ogden
notified the people hot to pay the com-;
pany for water. The company declared,
""No pay, no water," and proceeded to
turn the water off. The Council ordered
the Chlef-of Police to enlist 100 extra po
licemen and to arrest the water employes
and t??.put them In jail If they attempted
to turn ,offi the water. The" company shut
off the walerrtbut .the police promptly
turned 3t bn, in eajh1 Instance; and ar
rested the men doing thework.
In the meantime the water company
induced friends here in Baker City to
organize a new company under the laws
of Oregon, and the Utah corporation sold
out allvlts rights to the Oregon corpora
tion. Now the representatives of the
Oregon company have gone into the Fed
eral Court and have secured an Injunction
restraining the city -Officials of Ogden from
interfering- with the property of the Og
den Water "Works Company, of - Baker
MEETING OP BASEBALL MEtf.
Vancouver Has Taken Initiative in
Formation of a League. r
VANCOUVER, Wash., April 10. At a
meeting last evening of baseball enthu
siasts and others interested in the -sport,
the project of organizing an amateur
league was discussed. .
A proposition to form a league oFama
teur players, the members to consist of
2iot less than four organizations, resi
dents of towns on the Columbia River or
adjacent thereto,"" has been under consid
eration In a general way by baseball men
in this city, Astoria and Portland for a
month past. It was for the purpose of
taking some definite action and of get
ting the matter before the other "towns
that the meeting last night "was called. It
is understood that both Portland and As
toria are willing to join and Itls hoped
to enlist the support of The Dalles and
of several other towns near hy. Mr. Mc
Credle and T. Corless have been the
prime movers in the project here. It was
decided at the meeting to communicate
with the places name$ and to get an ex
pression from them. An effort wjll be
made to raise, by popular subscrjptidrij.the
funds required by tlm -Vancouver organi
sation. The Vancouver team will be com
posed this year, pt practically the same
players, with 'one or two exceptions, as
SPECIAL ELECTION AT BAKER.
Citizens "Will Vote on Municipal
Bond Issue of -f 100,000.
BAKER CITY, April 10. Municipal own
ership of a lighting system will be one
of the questions decided by the voters
of Baker City at a special election April
29. The Council has submitted a proposi
tion for bonding the city in the following
sums and for the following objects: $45,200
for the water system; $30,000 for construc
lion of a storage reservoir and $24,800 for
construction and equipment of an electric
light system; in all, $100,000. A bond issue
of $100,000 for waterworks -was voted last
year, and some citizens are opposed to
more debt. "There is a gas and electric light
system here, owned by a private, corpora
tion, and shpuld the city ' vote bonds
for the electrlp- plant the '.municipality
probably would come into competition
-with the present light company, unless
the city should buy the company's plant.
LEFT NO "WILL.
Sol Abraham Did Not Provide for
Administration of His Estate.
ROSEBURG, Or., April 10.-?-Contrary to
the supposition of many friends and ac
quaintances, Hon. Sol Abraham left no
will, and since his demise it has been
made public that he was opposed to
wills, and had always refused even to
consider the division of his property. A
petition filed with the County Court pray
ing for the appointment of Maurice Abra
ham, eldest son, as administrator of the
estate, has been granted, and approved
bonds have been filed in the sum of
$60,000. T. R. Sheridan, J. H. Shupe and
B. Brockway have been named as ap
praisers. The value of the estate is a
great deal less than has generally been
supposed, and it is said will not greatly
HE IS NOT HIS BROTHER.
George "W. Colvig, "Who Has Been
Appointed Consul to Colombia.
GRANT'S PASS, Or., April 10. George
W. Colvig, who has been appointed Con
sul at Barranqullla, Colombia, is not his
brother, William M. Colvig, who Is a
member of the Oregon Textbook Commis
sion, a"nd otherwise a prominent citizen of
George W. Colvig has resided In Grant's
Pass for eleven years, has been a life
long Republican, and was a member of
the last Legislature. He will leave for,
his pose of duty in about three weeks, and
will ba accompanle,d by his wife, and
probably by his "niece. Miss Dora Cofcj.
. SEW COURTHOUSE,
Columbia, Connty Conrt Has Matter
ST. HELENS, OtC. April 10. An enthusi
astic mass meeting of citizens of Columbia
County was held at the Courthouse yes
terday, at which' construction of a new
Courthouse was discussed. The County
Court Tjvas "present, 'and heard the argu
ments, and took the matter under advise
The semi-annual statement for the past
six months shows $46,530 48 resources, and
$27,70402 liabilities, or an excess of $18,
736 46 In resources. Eight years ago Co
lumbia. County had $55,000 more liabilities
AGAIN ATTEMPTED SUICIDE.
Corvallls "Woman -Who Is Suffering
From. Mental Aberration.
CORVALLIS, April 10. Mrs. Ashur,
who recently, in a fit of mental aberra
tion, cut her throat with a razor, has
made another attempt on his life. Though
strictly watchftd, day and night, she man
aged to pick up a piece of vitriol, which
she swallowed. A stomach pump was
used and antidotes applied, but her re
covery is still a matter of doubt Her
mental condition Is not Improved. She
has "a husband and six small children.
Proper papers have been Issued for ,tak
ing her to the insane asylum as 'soon as
she can be moved.
"FELT THIRTY MILES AWAY.
Explosion of lOOO Pounds of Powder
GRANT'S PASS, April 10. The' J. C.
Lewis mine at Leland suffered a severe
loss in the destruction of . Its powder
house, containing 1000 pounds pf powder.
The explosion occurred at 4 o'clock this
morning, and was plainly heard' and felt
at this place. Farmers "at Wlldervllle,
who live thirty miles from Leland, heard
the report, and windows at "that distance
rattled. The supply of powder for the
day's "work was being thawed, and in
some unknown manner an explosion oc
curred. No one was injured.
EASTERN OREGON SCHOOLS.
Are in Splendid Condition, Sara Su
BAKER CITY, April lO.-State Superin
tendent of Schools J. H. Ackerman is
visiting the schools of Eastern Oregon.
While In this part of the state he will
make arrangements for the meeting of
the eastern division, of the State Teach
ers' Association at Pendleton, November
25, 26 and 27.
Speaking of the schools in this sec
tion, Professor Ackerman said he jfound
them, all in splendid condition:
He will visit the State Normal School
at Weston before returning- to the Capi
tal. SMALLPOX IS LESSENING.
Cases at Vale and Its Vicinity Are
Much Decreased in Number.
VALE, April 10. There are no further
cases of smallpox at this place. The
last case was at the home of C. A.
Gilham, but quarantine has been raised
from this house and his family is again
allowed to go about the town. Reports
from other parts of the county where the
disease was prevalent are to the effect
that It Is very much on the decrease.
Merely a Rumor.
OLYMFIA, April 10. There Is absolutely
no foundation In fact for the rumor which
was sent out from Olympia that Major
Pelletier, private secretary to the Gov
ernor, was to be removed, and that the
Governor's son, now a professor InvStari.
ford University, was to be appointed to
the position of private secretary. Pro
fessor " Rogers Is assistant professor of
physics at Stanford University, having re
signed a similar position at Cornell, which
he held for years. He was offered a
full professorship In the University ot
Washington at Seattle, which he declined,
presumably because the offer might bo
ascribed to influence of his father. Professor-
Rogers visited Olympia some
months ago while en route to California
to assume his new position. That he
would for a moment consider the offer of
such a position, much less accept It, Is
not only preposterous, hut twaddle origin
ating in the brain of some Irresponsible
Tsorrespondent. Major Pelletier will con
tinue the Governor's private secretary.
WASHINGTON, April 10. Pensions
have been granted as follows:
Oregon Original: Addison Potter,
Portland, $6; George F. Dashlell, Port
land, $6; Joseph Warren Monroe, Hood
River, $8. Increase: John Murphy, Port
land, $10; Hubert Bascombe, University
Washington Original: Charles Stev
ens, Everett $10; Alason D. Thayer,
Waverley, ,$6 William Smiley, Vancou
ver, $8; Marguerite Nauken, Washougal,
$8; Ruth BothelT, Bothell, $8. Increase:
John Crook, Friday Harbor, $12.
Idaho1 Increase: Special act. March 25,
John H. Taylor, Mount Idaho, $30.
Ore Gives High. Values.
BAKER CITY, April 10. A. G. Lohmyre,
one of. the owners of the Buckeye mine,
a new discovery about four miles east
of North Powder, was in the city yester-i
day showing samples of ore from the 50
foot level of the mine. The ore Is very
rich in ;gold, copper and silver. Devel
opment work began on this property in
February last. A vein averaging .60 feet
in width has been uncovered. Development
work will be pushed with vigor for the.
next few months.
"Wasco County Examinations.
THE DALLES, April 10. Examination of
teachers for Wasco County certificates
was opened here this morning by-County
Superintendent Gilbert, at the Courthouse.
The list of candidates Is unusually large,
numbering about 30, the majority of whom
Payment of State Taxes.
SALEM, Or., April 10. County Treas
urer A. L. Downing, of Marion County, to
day paid into the State Treasury $4500 to
-apply on his county's state taxes for the
Ordered to San Francisco.
WASHINGTON, April 10. Hospital
Steward Clinton F. Henderson, now at
Fort Skagway, Alaska, has been ordered
to San Francisco, for assignment to duty.
Lumber Cargo From Tillamook.
TILLAMOOK, April 10. The lumber
schooner C. H. Wheeler and tug C. H.
Vosburg left Nehalem today for San
Francisco with about- 400,000 feet of lumber.
TWO LICENSES REQUIRED
"WITHOUT THEM FISHERMEN ARE
AMENABLE TO LAW. -
Individual and Apparatus Permits
Prescribed Opinion of At
SALEM, April 10. Attorney-General
Blackburn today rendered an opinion, at
the request of Master Fish Warden Van
Dusen, ln-whtch he decides several ques
tions arising under the new fishery law.
The most Important, of these Is that a
fisherman must take out two licenses, one
known as an Individual license, author
izing him to fish, and the other an appa
ratus license, authorizing him to use cer
tain appliances for catching fish. On this
question the opinion further says:
"In my opinion, therefore, it was the
legislative Intent that a license to use
and to operate a glllnet should be Issued
only to a licensed fisherman; that only
one license to use and operate such gill
net may be issued to any one person;
and that only the fisherman whose num
ber as designated In his license Is brand
ed on the corks of his glllnet In the man
ner prescribed by the statute may use
and operate such glllnet for the purpose
specified In the law and In the license."
It is also held that a glllnet fisherman's
boat-puller need not have a license.
The second question Is as to the right
of confiscation when nonlicensed fishermen
are caught using a licensed net. The Attorney-General
holds that the law Is clear
to the effect that a licensed net may be
seized If It be operated by an unlicensed
fisherman, and then says as to the boat:
"If the boat can be condemned, It would
be because it had been used or employed
or suffered or permitted to be used or
employed in violation of the provisions
of the act, and is one of the appliances
used In fishing. The act undoubtedly au
thorizes the Fish Warden to seize, and
the court to condemn, both the boat and
the net If used or operated In violation of
the provisions of the act, or if used and
operated "Without a license, or by one not
The third question was as to the terri
tory "over -which a license may be used.
The Attorney-General holds that since
the old law has been repealed and the
new law did not divide the state Into dis
tricts, a licensed fisherman may operate
under his license anywhere In the state.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON.
Address by George H. "Williams on
the Reconstrnction Period.
EUGENE, Or., April 10. Hon. George
H. Williams, of Portland, lectured before
alarge audience at the University of Or
egon last evening, his subject being "The
Judge Williams was a United States
Senator from Oregon during the trouble
some times which followed the Civil War.
He told of the relations then existing be
tween the North and the South, and of
the vacillating policy of President John
son. Judge Williams was the author
of the military reconstruction bill, and the
famous tenure-of-offlce act, and he told of
the circumstances surrounding these great
Issues. He also spoke concerning the
civil rights bill, and the 13th. 14th and 15th
amendments, and their results. At the
close of his address, Juage Williams
cheerfully answered a number of ques
tions which, were asked by the students.
The address was very interesting, and It
gave those present a clear insight into
the momentous issues in which Judge
In speaking to an Oregonlan represen
tative, tonight, Judge WlllIamB said: "I
have Tcttown 11 different Presidents of the
United "States, 'the first one being Frank
lin Pierce. When I was o. young man I
taught a school which Grover Cleveland
At the regular assembly this morning
Judge Williams delivered an Interesting"
address on the subject, ''Practical Psy
chology," In addition to the usual num
ber of visitors, a large delegation of Eu
gene High School students was present at
Seniors Are Busy.
The members of the senior class are
now busily engaged In preparing their
commencement orations. The senior try
outs will be held Saturday, May 4, and
only those who are registered In senior
elocution and Engllsn are eligible to com
pete. At this try-out the best six will be
selected, by a committee ot the faculty, to
compete for the Falling and Beekman
prizes on commencement day.
In the early life of the university, all
who were graduated were required to
deliver a commencement day oration, but
owing to the size of the present classes
the custom has been changed. Consequent
ly there will be lively competition for
places on the "six." The commencement
exercises will be held Thursday, June 20.
LEASE OF 2000 ACRES.
Borings "W1U Be Made Near South
Bend for Gas and Oil.
SOUTH BEND, Aprll-10. Two thousand
acres of land In the vicinity of Bruceport
and South Bend have been leased for
two years by Seattle capitalists whose
names are withheld for the present. The
object is to drill for gas and oil. The
belief Is based on the seepage of oil at
the base of a high bluff, near Bruceport.
At one time there was quitte art area of a
substance like asphalt near this bluff,
but It has been washed away. The oil
seepage Is plain, and seemed to satisfy
the expert, who was here last week, who
ostensibly was hunting for building stone.
It is understood that no stock will be
sold for the development of this pros
pect, but that enough money has been
subscribed to put down a teBt well. There
are other strong Indications of oil on
Bear River, In the southern part of the
"WAS AWARDED $1000.
Woman Has Recovered $1000 at Til
p" Inmook From Thayer Estate.
TILLAMOOK, Or., April 10. Miss K. E.
Parker has recovered $1000 from the es-1
tate of the law W. W. Thayer. She sued
Claud Thayer, administrator of the estate,
for $1692. and the case was tried yester
day before Judge Burnett and a jury.
Miss Parker alleged that she entered Into
an agreement In 1895 "with W. W. Thayer
to do certain clerical work, which he
legally promised to pay for. The sum of
$1000 In three payments was made, and
there was a balance of $692 still due. She
also sued for $1000 for attendance upon
W. W. Thayer and his wife while they
were sick. The case was hotly contested
oh both sides, and created considerable
Interest in Tillamook City.
The Judge took a motion for a new
trial under advisement
FOR CHEAPER POWER.
Salem Company Is Considering a
Project for Lessening: Expenses.
SALE&T, Or., April 10. It has been stat
ed recently that the Salem Light & Trac
tion Company Is figuring on removing its
electric light plant from the present loca
tion on Trade street to some point on
North Mill Creek, so that water power
may be utilized and expedlture for fuel
"iessened. The recent developments in
the wood market In this city has renewed
the reports of such a move on the part
of the company. F. H. Page, of Port
land, manager of the Salem Light & Trac
tion Company, was asked yesterday about
his Intentions, and irt reply he said that
the steady rise in the price of fuel natur
ally has led to attempts to find a cheaper
source of power, and tnat he has given
the project of water power attention. As
the whole electric and street railway sys-
l tern is to be sold under foreclosure in the
near future, probably nothing will be done
in the matter until after the affairs of
the company shall have been relieved of
There has been some speculation as to
what change In ownership or management
will take place when the property shall
be sold. Since Mr. Page has been in con-
Ltrol of the company he has made many
permanent improvements In the way of
putting In modern engines and machinery,
and has improved the street-car service.
TO PRISON FOR LDJE.
Jnxnes Aiken Has Received Sentence
Nctf Trial Denied.
HILLSBORO, Or., April 10. James Ai
ken, this afternoon, was sentenced to life
Imprisonment by Judge McBrlde. His at
torney subsequently moved for a new trial
on the ground of error In admission be
fore the jury of testimony as to Bud Mal
m's relation to the gun which Is supposed
to have caused the death of the China
man. He also objected to one or two of
the court's Instructions. The court over
ruled the motion, saying:
"If error has been made, I think it "was
made In favor of defendant Aiken. The
court paid close attention to the evidence;
the defendant was given a fair trial by a
jury of intelligent men, who were .not
prejudiced- against the prisoner. Taking
all things into consideration, I think the
verdict returned was a just one, and,
therefore, deny the motion."
The court asked the prisoner ifh.e had
aught" to say, which was answered In
the negative. Aiken then received hist
sentence without moving a muscle. The'
court declined to sign a certificate ofv
probable cause, and young Aiken will be
taken to Salem as soon as the records and
commitment can be written up.
Mnlin Pleaded Not Guilty.
Bud Malin, Jointly Indicted with Aiken,
today pleaded not guilty, and the court
set his trial for the second day of the
July term, when a special venire will be
called. Malln Is confined In the jail here.
TRIAL OF JAMES GREEN.
Prisoner Taken to Stevenson Has
Become Slorc Rational.
VANCOUVER, April 10. James Green,
the confessed murderer of E. Benjamin",
was taken to Skamania County today to
be trlod for his crime. The prisoner has
braced up considerably. He Is less nerv
ous and talks rationally on any subject
except on that of his crime.
He left here in charge of Sheriffs Totten,
of Skamania County, andj) Marsh, Clark
County, and, owing to pootjall facilities,
at Stevenson, he will be cldsely guarded
until the trial shall be over. Judge Miller,'
of the Superior Court, who will preside at
the trial, and State Senator E. M. Rands
and Attorney W. W. McCredle, of this
city, who have been appointed to defend
Green, also left this morning for Steven
son, where the trial will be held, begin
ning tomorrow morning.
Quotations of Mining; Stocks.
SPOKANE, Axrll 10. The closing quotations
of mining stocks were:
Amer. Boy .. 6Vi 8
niaektfiil 8 8
Mtn. Lion ...22 25
Morn. Glory... 4 4
Morrison 3 A
Prln. Maud... 2 2V&
Hamb. Car ...24 25
Republic 20 25
Reservation .. 3 4
Ross. Giant... 3 3
Sullivan 8 0,
Tom Thumb.. 10 12
Waterloo .r... 2 2'4
Butte & Bos.. 1
Conjeoture .. 3
Deer Trail .. 1
Evening Star. ...
Gold Ledge... 1
I. X. L 15
Iron Mask ....25
L. P. Surp... Q
Miller Creek. ...
quotations of mining
Best & Belcher...
Challenge Con ...
Con. Cal. & Va... 2
Crown Point ....
Gould & Curry...
Hale & Norcross.
April 10. Official closing
05KentUck Con 30 01
5 Mexican 32
5 Occidental Con ... 2
Overman ...,..,. 21
Seg. Belcher 4
Sierra Nevada ..... 32
Silver Hill ....... 3a
Standard 4 15
Union Con ....... 14
Utah Con 3
Yellow Jacket .... 17
NEW YORK, April 10. Mining stocks today
closed as follows:
Adams Con SO
Little Chief $0 14
Ontario 0 00
Breece . . . - 1 30
Brunswick Con .. 20
Phoenix ...,..... 8
Sierra Nevada ... 28
Small Hopes 60
Standard ......... 4 10
Comstock Tunnel. 0
Con. Cal. & Va... 2 00
Deadwood Terra.. 50
Horn Silver 1 10
Iron Silver 60
Leadvllle Con ... 5
BOSTON, April 10. Closing quotations:
Adventure ....$ 15 50
Blng. Mln. .Co.. 24 50
Amat. Copper.. 113 75
Atlantic 31 50
Boston & Mont 307 00
Humboldt $ 25 00
Osceola 80 00
Parrott 50 25
Qulncy 178 00
Santa Fe Cop... U DO
Butte & Boston 107 501 Tamarack ...... 337 50
Cal. & Hecla... 835 OOIUtah Mining ... 35 00
Centennial 20 50 "Winona 4 50
Franklin ...... 10 SOIWolverines 5150
Agricultural College Items.
CORVALLIS, April 10. Rocks Ban. Is a
new student at the Agricultural College.
He Is a Japanese, and has been two years
In America. He has been for the. past
eight months at the Agricultural Col
leges of Idaho and Washington, and has
entered O. A. C. In the agricultural
course, with a possibility of remaining
four years. He has a fair knowledge of
English, and so far 13 successful in his
Six Cotswold ewes, weighed at the Agri
cultural College yesterday, attracted at
tention from sheep men. Their aggre
gate weight was 1535 pounds, or an aver
age of 255 5-6 pounds each. They were fed
on rape until Christmas time, and since
have been feed on ensilage and hay.
A lot of lambs weighed at the same
time averaged .188 pounds each. They
were 11 months old-. Last summer they
subsisted on vetch. In the autumn they
were transferred to a pasture of rape,
from which at Christmas time they were
changed to the vetch, and put on an ad
ditional diet of half a pound of grain per
Petition by Trustee.
CORVALLIS, April 10. J. O. Wilson,
trustee, has petitioned Ihe United States
District Court for authority to sell all
the property, both personal and real, of
the bankrupt estate of John M. Osburn.
Objections to the petition will be heard
before H. Bryant, referee, In this city,
April 15. The property comprises over
1500 acres of landf and about 508 head of
cattle, many of which are thoroughbred
ST. HELENS, Or., April 10s. Fourteen
applicants for teachers' certificates took
iABssBHKSsmc ji .i j XXV"" :"-'-sE31
MAY GO TO THE COURTS
DISPUTE OVER RECORDS OF THE
Union County Will NotDeliver Them
to Bnlcer County Unless
Fees' Are Paid.
BAKER CITY, Or., April I0.-Offlcials
of this county are Inclined' to the belief
that they will have a legal combat with
Union County before the annexation of
the "panhandle" shall be completed in,
accordance with the provisions-! of an act
of the last Legislature.
The demand of the Union County of
ficials for -fees, which arc not specified in
the law, has been .Bummarlly refused by
the County Court of "Baker County.
Baker County assumed jurisdiction over
the panhandle March 1, but the Union
County officers have declined to make
copies of certain records, and to certify to
the same, unless Baker County shall pay
the fees which it Is lawful for the Clerk
and other officers to demand.
Baker County is willing to pay only euch
fees as the law specially provides for, and
in pursuance of the authority vested in
them by the law of annexation have de
manded that the records be completed
and delivered. Union County will not
comply, hence the preparation for a legal
contest, which it will probably require a
Supreme Court decision to settle.
WILIiAMETTE PRESBYTERY. ,
Proceedings of Second Day's Session
EUGENE, April 10. The Willamette
Presbytery convened at 9 A M. today. W.
H. Hee, president of Albany College, led
The following ministers and elders were
in attendance: Ministers, E. J. Thompson.
D. D., Corvallis; H. A. Ketchum, D. D.,
Salem; D. M. Davenport, D.-D., Lebanon;
William A. Smlck, Albany; G. A. McKm
lay, Woodburn; T. Brouillette, Newberg;
W. H. Jones. Mill City', A. I. Goodfrlcnd,
Daflas; J. E. Snyder, Brownsville; Elders.
J.. $?,. Crawford, Corvallls; W.-A. Temple
ton" Brownsville; Robert Glass, Craw
fordsville; J. S. Lewis. Mill City; Wil
liam Riddle, Independence; W. H. Lee,
Albany; J. M. -Day, Eugene.
The churches of Oa"krldge, Eugene and
Brownsville .were allowed to supply their
own pulpits. The treasurer reported that
$349' had been received for expenses of
Bresbytcry, Synod and general- assembly,
and $319 "expended.
Bey. W. S'. Smith was dismissed from
the pastorate of Independence Church and
allowed' to -labor outside the Presbytery.
Rev. E. J. Thompson', D. D., was called
to the pastorate of Independence Church
and arrangements were made for his in
stallation. A student volunteer campaign In the In
terests of foreign missions was arranged
for. Clarence Herriot, theological student
at San Anselmo, Cal., will conduct the
Rev. J. S. Snyder was appointed chair
man of the twentieth century fund com
mittee, ylce Dr. Thompson, resigned.
A church was organized at Waldport,.
consisting of 13 members. It has com7
pleted a building Costing about $1000.
Rev. H. A. Ketchum, D. D., was chosen
commissioner to the general assembly,
which will meet at Philadelphia next
month, and Rev. T. Brouillette was ap
pointed alternate. The elder commission
ers were Professor John Straub, Eugene,
principal, and J. P. Galbralth, of Albany,
The following Is the summary of the
statistics for the past year: Number of
ministers, 15; of elders, 88; of churched, 30:
received into membership, 88 ? total com-!
municants. 1814; Sunday School member
ship, 1S?6; money raised for home mis
sions, $375; for foreign missions? $45Sr-for-educational,
$56; for Sabbath School work,
$137; for church erection, $79; for relief
fund 81; for aid for colleges, $207; for
general assembly, $328; for Congregation
al expenses, $11,631; amount received from
the board of home missionary support of
the churches, $5300.
OREGON WILL GET ?11,7G3 43."
Its Share of the Proceeds From
Sales of Public Land.
SALEM, April 10. Governor Geer today
received notification from the United
States Treasury Department that $11,763 45
is due Oregon, a sum which Is 5 per
cent of the net proceeds or public land
sales In 'the state in the course of the
year 'ending June SO, 19Q0.
rVViln Id nnnrlv thri times as mUCh as
was received -last year, when sljar of
tne .Stale in "IB piui-ecua amuuuitu
only $4404 06. It would thus appear Jthat
the public iana saies nave mcreu&eu i
the same proportion. The fund will be
distributed among the counties on the
basis of area, so that the larger counties
will get the gi-eater part of the money. As
slight "changes were made in county boun
daries by the laBt Legislature, the funds
will not be distributed In exactly the same
proportion, but the difference will be of no
appreciable consequence. iThfi money will
not be distributed- for several days yet.
WRIT WAS DENIED.
Regenta of University Songrht to Re
strain Commissioner Bridges.
OLYMPIA, Wash.. April 10. The
Supreme Court today handed down
the following opinion in the case entitled
Richard Winsof et al., plaintiffs; vs. Rob
ert Bridges, Commissioner of Public
IT IS IMPORTANT
To Know What You Are Taking
When Using. Catarrh Medicines.
Catarrh Is the short route to consump
ij i iha imnortance of early
,and judicious treatment of catarrh.
whBther locatea in me neuu, uuui. ui
bronchial tubes, cannot be too strongly
The list of catarrh cures Is as long as
the moral law, and the forms, In which
they are administered, numerous and
confusing, from sprays, Inhalers, washes,
ointments, and salves to powders, liquids
The tablet form is undoubtedly the
most convenient and most effective, but
with nearly all advertised catarrh
remedies, it is almost entirely a matter
of guess work as to what you are taking
into your system, -as the proprietors,
while making all sorts of "claims as to
what" their medicines will do, always keep
It a close secret as to what they are.
The success and popularity oflthe new
catarrh cure, Stuart's Catarrh Tablets,
is largely because it not only cures ca
tarrh but because catarrh sufferers who
used 'these tablets know what they are
taking into their systems. Stuart's Ca
tarrh Tablets, being composed ot Eucolyp
tol, Hydrastln, Gualcol and similar valu
able and antiseptic Ingredients, and are
pleasant to the taste and being dissolved
In the mouth, they take Immediate ef
fect upon the mucous lining of thehroat,
nasal passages and wholo respiratory
The cures that Stuart's Catarrh Tab
lets have accomplished In old chronic
cases of catarrh are little short of re
markable, and the advantage of know
ing what you are putting Into your stom
ach Is of paramount Importance when It
Is remembered that the cocaine or mor
phine habit has been frequently contract
ed as the result of using secret catarrh
Stuart's Catarrh Tablets meet with
cordial approval from physicians, because
their antiseptic character render them
perfectly safe for the general public to
use. and their composition makes them
a common sense cure for all forms of
All druggists sell them, at 50 cents for
the full-sized packages,
Lands. This is an original proceeding,
begun In this court by the Board of Re
gents of the "University of Washington
against the Board of State Land Commis
sioners for a writ of prohibition to pre
vent the Land Commissioners selling land
In Seattle conveyed by Arthur A. Denny
to the. Territory as a site for the Uni
versity. The land was subsequently con
veyed by a quit claim oeea to the State
of Washington, to be sold In the best
Interest of the State University. The
regents maintained the land commission
ers have no right to lease or to sell this
property, and that the sole authority to
sell, etc.. Is vested In the Board of Re
gents. The court ho'ds: "We conclude
that original jurisdiction to IssUe the
statutory writ of prohibition against the
Board of State Land Commissioners to
arreest their contemplated action in the
Superior Court, and not In this court,
and we have no original jurisdiction In
the premises. The writ Is denied."
F. C. Davis, of Oystexrvllle.
SOUTH BEND, Wash., April 10. P. C.
Davis, of Oystervllle, was burled today.
The attendance at his funeral was very
large. Few of the older settlers were
known so widely or so generally respected
as he. From 1SS0 to 1S20 he served as
County Treasurer, and but for poor health
and the law, which .does not permit more
than two consecutive terms, he would
have served longer.
Among the many characteristic stories
told of him was one that he attracted a
crowd one day by tearing up an Oyster
"ville sidewalk. After poking about in the
dirt he triumphantly produced a $20 gold
piece, and then explained to the aston
ished bystanders that home three months
before the coin had fallen out of his paper
sack, in which he was carrying the county
funds home for the night, and had fallen
under the walk. He had marked the place
with the Intention of recovering It some
day when ho had time. His bookkeeping
methods were similar to his banking
methods, but they were effective and
satisfactory to the taxpayers. In the '60s
he built and managed the first and only
tannery ever built In the county.
Allen J. Jarnlgnn. of Linn County.
ALBANY, Or., April 10. Allen J. Jar
nigan, a resident of the Forks of the
Santlam for many years, died at 8 o'clock
last evening, In this city, at the age of
65 years. He was born in Tennessee;
thence he moved to Missouri, and in 1S30
went to California, where he worked in
the mines for seven years. He was As
sessor of Mendocino County two terms.
In 1S5S ho went to the Frazer River. A
year or two later he went to Eastern Ore
gon, and thence to Southern Oregon,
where he .resided 15 years, and then came
to Linn County. He followed his trade
as a blacksmith and preached for many
years as an elder in the Primitive Bap
tist -church. He was "a Justice of the
Peace for several years.
Mrs. Nancy Mnrgret Dunn.
DALLAS, Or.. April 10. Mrs. Nancy
Margret Dunn died at her home. In Dallas,
yesterday. She was born in Piatt County,
Missouri. September 17, 1847. She was
married to Alpheus W. Dunn in Jackson
County, Kansas, March 13, 1869. and came
to Oregon with her husband in 1875. She
left a husband and four sons, who reside
here. The funeral will be held tomorrow,
and burial will take place In the I, O. O.
William Edgar, Pioneer.
SALEM. Or., April 10. William Edgar,
an Oregon pioneer of 1846. died at his
home, at Marlon, today, of old age. He
was 91 years old. He left one son, Ran
kin Edgar, and two daughters. Mrs. Chatv
lotte Crabtree and Mrs. Lorlnda Robblns,
all ot Marlon County. '
J. C- McLagan.
VANCOUVER, B'. C. April 10.-J. C.
McLagan., editor and publisher - of- the
World, died, this evening, aged 62 years..
ASTORIA, April 10. Mattl Markarlnen,
formerly a resident of .Astoria and at
present a Seattle saloon-keeper, wag ar
rested here last evening as an absconding
debtor. Markarlnen has been visiting
friends here for a few days and was about
to leave when he was arrested on com
plaint of James Phillips In a suit brought
to recover $261 30. Markarlnen is still In
the County Jail. He Is said to be worth
about $40,000, which he made In Alaska.
At the annual meeting of the Portland
Presbytery at this city, officers for the
ensuing year were elected as follows:
Moderator, Rev. W. S. Wright, of Sell
wood; temporary clerk, H. R. 'Templeton;
trustees, Revs. W. O. Forbes, W. S. Holt,
W. S.- Gilbert; elders, W. Livingston and
P. H. Ward.
Two Bodies Recovered.
t VANCOUVER, B. C, April 10. The
bodies of two misBing men have been re
covered from the waters near this city;.
One night In December last, when In a
gale and blinding storm on the north
arm of the Fraser River, Duncan Rowan,
who had been watching a consignment of
salmon, disappeared. Today his body
was brought In by a fisherman's net.
Rowan's relatives reside at Erie, Pa.
The body of Charles .Dean, who had
heen missing two weeks., was found half
of Men !
"It is a crime to experiment with the health of the people," says Dr.
J Henri KesBler. manager of the old St. Louis Diebensary 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 most marvellous treatment ever known, and-1 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 tfords, 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 for , 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-cent stamps,
J. HENRI- KESSLER, M. D.' ..
St. LoUIs Dispensary, Corner Second and Yamhill Streets, Portland, Oregon-
Hbo Volt know that there is science in
NEATNESS? BE WISE AND USE
Tm Mi$BQMs $$i
In this workaday world few women
are so placed that physical exertion
is not constantly demanded of them in
i their daily Kf r.
We make a special appeal to mothers
I of large families whose work is never
done, ana many ot whom suffer, and
suffer for lack of intelligent aid.
To women, young or old. rich, or
Eoor, we extern! an invitation to accept
:ee advice. Oh, Tvomen t do not le
Mas. Cajjbeb Beixevhub.
your lives he sacrificed when it. word at
advice at the first approach of weak
ness, may fill your future years with
healthy joy. Address a letter to Mrs.
Pinkham's Laboratory Lynn Mass.,
and you will not he disappointed.
" When 1 begun to take iydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound I was
not able to do my housework. I suf
fered terribly at time of menstruation.
Several doctors told mc they could do-nothing-
forme. Thanks to the Pink
ham advice and medicine I ami now
well, and can do the work for ciffht in
" I would recommend. Lydia E- Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound to all
mothers with lanre families." Mns.
CAWtra ErrLTvnviw.i:. Ludinpton, Mijch.
burled in the mud in False Creek. Dean,
whri xvn nn pncrlnppn 1h mnnoaedj like
'Rowan, to have walked off the wharf
In the darkness. Dean s home was in
Eagle, Neb. f
VANCOUVER, B. C. April 10. The Roy
al City, a small steamer plying 'on fclws
Frascr River, was burned at the wharf
at Mission Junction. B. C. today. Two
of (he crew, Frank Edwards and -Paul
Porter, were burned to death oni the
ship. The hull is sunk beside the Mis
sion wharf. The value of the steamer is
said to have been $15,000.
Delegates From Oregon.
SALEM, April 10. Governor Geer has
been requested to appoint five delegates
to the annual sestlon of the National
Conference of Charities and Correction to
be held at Washington, D. C, May 9 to
15. The Governor within a few days will
appoint as delegates persons Interested in
this line of work.
Trie Only 25eltn,Coffeej
The stepping stone to perfect health
is Flgprune Cereal. This delightful
beverage 13 a great aid to digestion and
its dally use. In place of tea and coffee,
is already being recommended by phy
sicians. Fispmne consists of 54 per cent fruit
and 46 per cent grains.
"- ' '
KIsrs and Irnncsi
attain th highest degree of perfection
in California and the3e choice frulti.
combined with selected grains, scien
tifically blended, make the best and
most nutritious cereal coffee on the
Figpnme Is prepared only by tho
Figprune Cereal Co.. San Jose, Calif.
Coffee, is more Injurious than tea, as
It not only affects the nerves, but han
a 'deckled tendency to make one Bilious.
Flsprune Cereal Is an agreeable and
healthful substitute. Ask your grocer
for the new health coffee Flgpruna
Cereal, a California product.