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TOE MQBNING OGOMASL SATURDAY OTKE. 1, 1901
DETAILS OP A TERRIBLE
IN COOS COUNTY.
' Men Who Is Suspected Cannot Be
Located Sheriff Offers Reward..
COQUIUJE CITY, Or., May SL The
particulars of the murder discovered near
here last Friday Indicate a crime of pe
culiar atrocity. The man suspected of
the deed, M. D. Landls, was a local real
estate agent. Sheriff Galller has offered
a reward of $350 for his arrest. He hailed
from Sluslaw. and had been a resident of
this place for some four months, having
previbusly canvassed the county selling
steel ranges. He professed to be a friend
of the dead man. The latter, whose name
was J. E. Eudally, not Dally as flrst re
ported, came here recently from Okla
homa, and had been working several
months for a farmer on Coos Bay. He
was paid off May 16, receiving $65, and
it Is stated he had about $150 on his per
son. On May 19 Eudally, Landls and an
other man left Marshfield together, tak
ing the railroad -track for this place,
some 18 miles distant. About half way
to Coquille, the third man turned off,
and this was the last seen of Eudally
At a place called Cedar Point, several
miles from here, is a deep grade around
a. sharp curve. Landis and Eudally must
have reached this point about dark. The
Syndications are that theaonurdered man
!"was struck three blows on the head with
t club. He wag then dragged from the
'track into a sort-of gully, fltereie was shot
through the head, and the jugular vein
opened with a knife, as the ground In the
sully was saturated with blood. After
I rifling the pockets of the dead man, the
murderer evidently covered the body with
'finish and fern and came to this place.
Every day since the murder, it Is said,
JLandis had taken a walk to. the spot.
Friday the indications are thai the body
was. lifted over a barb wire fence and
dragged up on the high -point above the
railroad and Into the thick.' brush, where
a man was seen ourylng It by Jessie. Mc-
Quigg, es already related in-f The Ore-
oman. . - ,
After the unearthing of the body and its
removal to this place, suspicion rested
strongly upon Landls, and It is said
Sheriff Gallier urged "Walter Sinclair,
TJepuly Prosecuting Attorney, to give
Lixim authority to make the arrest. Sin
clair, however, declined to sanction the
arrest and the Sheriff then set a man
40 shadow" Landis," of which fact' 'the lat
ter was eviaenuy aware, uoing to me
hotel, he passed up to his room. Coming
down shortly afterwards, he made a re
mark that allayed the suspicion of the
.man watching him, and went out the
back way. After waiting some time for
his return, the man shadowing him be
came suspicious and commenced a search,
"but by this time Landls had made his
way out of. town unmolested, though met
oy a number of people who .noticed his
.haste. After his escape was discovered,
"the hue and cry was raised and the
search commenced, so far unsuccessfully.
Landls was traced nearly to Marsh
Held, but evidently turned off before
reaching here and made his way toward
Empire City and the lower bay. It is
said he has relatives in the vicinity, who
are likely to lend him aid, and that he
is on good terms with the Indians around
South Slough, who will help 'him to
escape. His familiarity with the coun
try also gives him a chance to get away.
Several rumors of his having been seen
at different points, cannot be, verified.
One report is that he was seen last night
at Tenmile, between Coos Bay and the
"Cmpqua. It Is expected that he will try
to make his way to the Siuslaw, where
he formerly resided.
TRIED TO POISON HUSBAND.
Bride- of Three Days Pot Carbolic
Acid in "Wine.
TACOMA. May 31. Stella Brugis, who
was married to Vincent Brugis at Wllwe
non, In Pierce County, Sunday, and tried
to poison him Tuesday, has confessed she
made two attempts on his life by giv
ing him carbolic acid in a glass of wine,
once early Tuesday morning, and again in
the afternoon. The flrst time he tasted
the wine and said it was too strong. The
next time he drank it and went into great
agony, his life being saved by vigorous
efforts. She has confessed she did it, but
does not know why, only some one told
her to do it. There had been no trouble
and the motive Is a mystery. The bride,
who is only 19, left Wilkesan yesterday
with her father, a man named Worczek,
and cannot be found, although her father
has returned. Brugis, the poisoned bride
groom, is all right again.
BIDS ON FORT C UMBIA WORK.
Estimates Forvrarded to "Washing
ton, IVhere Contract Will Be Let.
ASTORIA, May 3L Constructing Quar
termaster Downs opened bids yesterday
lor the erection of the following frame
toulldings at Fort Columbia: One double
set officers' quarters, one single set offi
cers' quarters, one company barracks, one
administration building, one doublo set
non-commissioned officers' quarters, one
Hjospital steward's quarters, one guard
house, one "bakehouse, one quartermas
ter's stabeapidwagon-room, one quar
termasters and "subsistence storehouse,
tone workshop, one six-bed hospital and
tone Iron oilhouse.
There,, were 10 bids, submitted' on four
different classes of work. The bids were
J. W Surprenant, Astoria Construction,
C33Q,: plumbing. 5SS74.23; steam heat
ing, $32; wiring, $162Q;, total, $110,853 05.
J. B, Bridges, Portland Construction
5S5.430; plumbing, $839; team. heating,
?S9S9; total.JJH3.S13. Jn thlsubid the con
struction included the wirlpgr,
C. Q. Palmberg, Astoria Construction,
?8S.672; wiring, $1501; tfttal, $95.363 62;'
T. M. Barr, Salem Plumbing, $5993;
Steam heating, $6535; total, $12,530.
Stewart & "Wlnslow. Portland Construc
tion, 102,552 2S; plumbing, $7944; wiring,
5Z16128; total, $112,660 57,
J. P. Shea, Portland Plumbing, $7619;
feteam heating. $6593; total. $14,212.
Spore & Robinson, Woodawn Con
struction. $SS,709; plirmblngr $6300; steam
seating, $7017; wiring,'k$13S2 90; total, $103,
4CS90. M. J. Walsh, Portland Wiring. $1382 90.
William Stevenson, Portlands-Steam
Ferguson & Houston, Astoria Construc
tion, $100,287 60; plumbing, $11,672-02; steam
heating. $11,091, 25;- -airing. $14716$; total.
Theplds were submitted,to the -department
at Washington, where the contract
will be awarded.
STOPPED BY SHERIFF.
Fishermen Had Engraved steamer to
Pall Out Fish Trap.
ASTORIA, May 31. A fl&h trap reoently
driven In the river, near Blind Slough,
interferes with the drifting of glunets.
The gillnetters complained to the Colum
bia Hiver Fishermen's Protective Union,
and Secretary Lorntsen employed the
steamer O K. to pull the trap out, and
the work was to have been commenced
this morning. The owner of the trap
came to Astoria last evening and re
quested Sheriff Linville to protect his
property. Captain Salte was notified that
if he pulled the trap he would be held
personally responsible. The fishermen
have now decided to ask the Federal
authorities to have the trap removed.
Master Fish Warden "Van Dusen has
decided-to remove F. C. Brown from the
Coos River hatchery and give him a
larger "field of work. He is to be given
the middle section of the state, and will
have charge of the streams tributary to
iho Columbia. His" first work will 'be to
w,W44l4CU. Vl 11443 14 y UJf T.
Van Pelt, who is acquainted with that
eection of the state, and has hunted and
fished over It from "childhood.
Mr. Van Dusen has received a .letter
from T. W. Bartley, of Moscow, Idaho,
who is fish and game warden of that
state, in which he says that he will afford
every assistance in locating hatcheries 'as.
well as assisting in their maintenance.
DIPLOMAS FOR GRADUATES.
Ten Pnpils of Public Schools of Ore
son City Finish Conrse.
OREGON CITY, Or., May. 3L-At the
graduating exercises of the Oregon City
High School tonight, a class of 10 was
awarded diplomas, as follows: Goldlna
Aimee Bollack, Vesta Velonia Bioughton,
William C. Callff, Edith Cora- Cheeney,
Anelta Ioulse Glcason, Nora. E. Hole,
Howard F. Latourette, William Evin
Marshall, Hilda Walden, Louis H. Wels
mandel. The class orations were made by
William Callff and Vesta. V. Broughton.
The class address was delivered by B. B.
Beckman, of Portland. The diplomas were
presented by C. O. Albright, chairman of
me Doara or directors. Rev. P. K. Ham
mond pronounced the invocation.
Portland Xan Appeals,
An appeal from the order of County
Judge Ryan,, appointing T. G. Jonsend,
of Kelso, executor of the will of Juns
Krlstensen, on April 29, has been filed by
G. D, Dunning, an undertaker in Port
land. Krlstensen died in St. Vincent's
Hospital, April 14, leaving several hundred
dollars' worth of real and personal prop
erty, near Kelso, In Clackamas County.
Dunning looked after the burial of Krls
tensen and was granted letters of admin
istration by the Multnomah County Pro
bate Court, on the ground that he- was
a creditor. Subsequently T. G. Jonsend,
presented the will of the late Krlsten
sen for probate In Clackamas County, and
was appointed executor. At the same
time. Dunning asked to be- appointed ad
ministrator? and his petition was denied.
He now asks the Circuit Court to set
aside the order of the Clackamas- Coun
ty Probate Court and make him adminls
tratpr. The managers of the Clackamas Coun
ty Spiritual Association announce- that
the annual campmeeting will be held at
New Era from June 29 to July 15. Among
the prominent mediums who will be in at
tendance are Mrs. Todd Flnnlcan and H.
Mrs. William McLeod.
FOREST GROVE. May 3L Mrs. William
McLeod, agpd 72" years, died at her home
near Dilley today. She was born In No.y.a
Scotia, In 1829, and came to Oregon In
1864, where she had resided slnce. She
leaves a husband and the following chil
dren: William E. McLeod. of DMey; Mrs.
Nels W. Durham and Mrs. James W.
Spangler, of Spokane; Mrs. Jean Maurice,
Mrs. Marian Luelling and A. L. McLeod,
of Forest Grove.
Pioneer of Washington.
VANCOUVER, Wash., May 3L Jesse
Gunning, a pioneer of Clark. County, died
at his home in this city last night, aged
87 years. Deceased was a native of Ohio.
He was a veteran of the Mexican and
Civil Wars. Four children surviye him;
W. H. Gunning, of Clark County; James
E. Gunning, of 'Oklahoma; and twa daugh
ters who live -in Indiana. The funeral
will be held tomorrow.
Mrs. J. A. Mcoag?ilI.
ROSEBURG, May 3L Mrs. J. A. Mc
Dougall, aged 51 years, died at the fam
ily residence here yesterday. She -was
born on Prince Edward Island In 1850,
and came to the United' States soon a
ter her marriage. Mrs. McDougalL had re
sided in this city for many years. Four
children, a son in the East and three
daughters, beside the husband, survive
Quotations off Mining Stocks.
SPOKANE, May 31. The closing quotations
for mining stocks today Were:
Amer. Boy .. OH
Blacktall .... 84
rt4 Morn. Glorr... 3Vi 3X
8 Morrison. .... 3?. 4Vfc
1 Prln. Maud ,. 1, VA
BlSQullp 23 28
0 Ramb. Car ...204 29
23i Republic IK?
3M Reservation ..2 2
2 IRoss. Giant .. 35fc 3
18 IBulllvan 7 8
35- I Tom Thumb... 11 1V&
0 Waterloo 1 1J
Butte &. Bos..
Conjecture .. 5
Deer Trail .. 2.
Gold Ledge .. l?i
L X. L 12
L. P. Surp... 5-5L
Mtn. Lion ...20
SAN FRANCISCO, May 31. Official closing
quotations for mining: stocks:
Andes fO Mexican $0 17
0 Occidental Con ... 3
Best & Belcher...
Challenjse Con ...
5IBavaga .... 10
Confidence CSlSlerra. Nevada. ... 13
Con. Cal. S, Va... 2 3oSlKer Hill 33
Crown Point 0 Standard 3 05
Gould & Curry. . . 7 Union Con . 18
Hale & Norcross. lOUHah Con 4
Justice SJTellow Jacket .... 14
NEW TOBK. May 31. Mining stocks- today
closed as follo.wa:
Adams Con- $0 20Llttle Chief $0 13
l.'iiOntarip 7 75
Brunswick Con ..
Con. Cal. &Va...
Horn Slher .....
Leadville Con ....
1 20fmall Hopes . .
58, Standard ......
BOSTON, May ai. Closing quotations:
Adventure. ..... 7S 75Huroboldt, $25 00
Blng. Min. Co.. 28 C2.0sceola 80 50
Amal. Copper,.. 118 70iParrott 54 &0
Atlantic 30 OOlQuincy 110 00
Boston & Mont. 450 OOtsanta- Fe Cop... 7125
Butte &- Boston 114 OOtFamarack. 335 00
Cal. &. Hecla... 825"00Utah Mining ... 29 75
Centennial .,... 29 00' Winona 3 50
FranRlln 17' OOlWolVerlmes' 50 50
Notes- of Klamath Falls.
KLAMATH FALLS, OR, May 31.
Klamath Falls Odd Fellows have decided
to erect .this Summer a building- to cost
about 55000. Estimates and plans are be
ing prepared Last week Fort IQamath
hunters captured four wild dogs- it -the
mountains near here. Warm rains this
week Insure larger cropsi. James Boyd
has arranged tD, begin work, at once on
an Irrigating ditch for his 1000-acre ranch
at Bly. The ditch will have- a length
of eight miles. Work on the two big
ditches near Bly is-progressing rapidly.
Unknown Man Killed by Train.
ALBANY, May 31. Coroner Norman
this forenoon held an inquest at Halsey
uppn the ren-alns of a stranger killed by
the cars, between Halsey and Harrisburg,
last evening. The jury entirely exoner
ated the engineer and fireman, who did
everything possible to avoid the accident.
The man was on & trestle, and Instead
of jumping, attempted to get off ahead
of the train, when he was struck,, and
hadly mangled. He was 65 years of age
and about five feet eight inches tall.
There was nothing upon him. to identify
him, except that he was a Catholic.
Ifew Woman's Relief Corps.
BAKER CITY, May 31. A Woman's
Belief Corps, to be known as Joe Hooker
W. R. C, No. 31, auxiliary to the Grand
Army of the Republic, was- organized here
yesterday with the following officers:
President, Mrs. Rust; senior vice-president,
Mrs. Hatfield; junior -vice-president,
Mrs. Fush; treasurer, Mrs. TJllman; chap,
plain, Mrs. McClelland; conductor, Mrs.
Edwards; guard. Mrs; McClaren; sentry,
Mrs. Lottrlt. The corps was Instituted
by Mrs. T. Lyel, state president.
Cornelias Will Gerc-bra-te.
CORNELIUS, May 31. Cornelius has
decided to celebrate the Fourth of July
On learning of this. Hillsboro gave up the
idea of celebrating, and the majority of
Its citizens will spend the holiday here.
Report Without Fonndation.
M'MINNVILLE. May 3L The: report
from Forest Grove, published in The Ore
gonian of Thursday, that this city had
15 cases of smallpox. Is utterly without
GOVERNOR NOT DECIDED
AS TO WHETHER HE WILL 05
Question of Condemned Murderers
Gaining Liberty Is More Serious
Than Generally SHpposed.
OLiTMPIA, Wash., May 31. Governor
Rogers stated today that he had not con
cluded what action he would take in con
nection with the serious state of affairs,
recently discovered, relative to the defect
in the capital punishment law of 1901. The
Governor refused to state whether he
would call an extra session of the Legis
lature. He did say, however, that? the sit
uation is a serious one, much more serious
than is. generally supposed. He said he
was giving the matter careful study, and
advising with eminent legal authorities,
bobe;rj sturgeon, macewan.
1- ,jP-iJ i
FIRST COUNTY CLERK AND OLDEST IJfHABITAKT OF CLATSOP COUNTY
ASTQRIA, May 30 Robert Sturgeon MacEwan, the oldest inhabitant of Clatsop
County, is nearly 87 years of age, but more vigorous, and active than the average
man of 60. He is. able, to do a hard day's work, if necessary, and can write a clear
and distinct hand without the aid ofr spectacles. Mr. MacEwan was born In the
County, of Plctou, Province of Nova Sctola, November 10, 1S13. In 1821, with hia
parents, he moved to the Province of New Brunswick, whore he resided until
1836, when he became a surveyor on the boundary line of the deputed terrltqry
between the United States and Great Britain, at the headwaters of the St. John
and Restlgouche. Rivers, along the southwest corner of New Brunswick; In 1840- he
came to the United States on the Unicorn, thep!oneer mail steamer of the Cunard
line, and. settled in Missouri, where he married Miss, Cordelia Noland, in 1844. In
1846 he crossed the plains to Oregon with an ox- team, and locatedr In Clackamas
County, a the mouth of Eagle Creek, known a Foster's place. In 1848 he start
ed ioc the newly discovered gold fields of California, but sickness compelled him
to .turn back, and he soon afterward: came to Clatsop Plains to superintend the build
ing and rigging of the schooner- Pioneer. On the arrival of the United States,
sloop-of-war Falmouth at Astoria, In August, lO, with Hon. William Strong
United States Circuit Judge for Oregon, on board, Mr. MacEwan wag. appointed,
by Judge Strong as the flrst Clerk, of Clateop County, with authority to select
suitable persons to fljl all the other county offices. In December, 1852, Mr. Mac
Ewan made atrip to his old former, h0me, going via. the Nloaraugua route; but
after a brief visit he started acroga the plainfKfor Oregon, the second time bring
ing with hlra2000 head of sheep, 50 cattle and 20 horses. Since t;hatftlmehe has re
sided continuously in this county where he isionored ana. respected, by alLwho
and, would not arrive at a. decision as to I
his. action until the- question nau. Deen
thoroughly gone over.
It has been suggested in some quarters,
that before the Governor will call an extra,
session of the Legislature to re-enact the
capital punishment law, he will commute
the sentence of death of the dozen con
victed murderers in this state to life im
prisonment, but, on the other hand, law-j-ears
say should such a. course be deter
mined URon, the Executive will strike a
snag, because of the fact that before a,
murderer's sentence can be. commuted, he
must ha.ve requested it of the Governor
As. a convicted murderers Is not likely to
ask for a life sentence when i,Q is as
sured of his liberty, the obstacle to the
supcess of this plan is apparent, Another
plan of oBviating the difficulty iS; to have
the Judges issuing death warrants fail to
mention therein any reference to "solitary
confinement," the feature- of the new; law
that makes It an ex Rost facto measure
This plan can hardly be adopted, as the
statute lb mandatory to the warden of the
penitentiary, with reference to enforcing
solitary- confinement URon a convioted
murderer, and the language of the death
warrant would, therefore, have no bearing
on this feature. Governor Rogers' final
action in the premises are looked forward
to with much interest, not only by the legal
fraternity, but by the people at large, and
the dozen condemned murderers through
out the state.
"VIewi of Lieutenant-Governor.
NEW WHATCOM. Wash., May 31, Lieutenant-Governor
MeBride, after making 4
careful study of the question, gave It as.
his opinion today that Governor Rogers
wquld be amply justified In convening- the
Legislature in extra session to remedy the
error in the capital punishment law
passed, by the. last Legislature, providing
that executions shall be at the State Peni
tentiary. He thlhks the session should
not continue over two days, and would
oppose attempting anyv other legislation.
Lieutenant-Governor MeBride is much in
terested in the question, as he was the
leading counsel for the state hero in the
trial ot Alfred Hamilton, who was, last
wek sentenced to be hanged.
PUBLIC SCHOOLS CLOSE.
Tjvrentj'-one PnpiLn Graduate From
Eighth Grade, at Vancouver.
VANCOUVER, Wash., May 31. The
public schools of' this city closed a nine
months' term today. Public exercises were
held at the Central School this afternoon
by the pupils of the eighth grade, who
this year finished the work of the common
school, and will now enter the. high school,
The class this year Is one of the largest
in the history of the schools, being com
posed of 21 members. The high school
graduating- exercises will take place to
morrow evening. There tire but throe
graduates this year Charles W. Hall,
Carl E, Johnson and Hllma C. Johnson.
The graduation exercises will be followed
bv a lepture. by- the Rev. F. W. Parker;
on "The Parent and the Teacher."
Thp Vancouver- Schdol Board will or- J
ganlze the first of next week, amr seleot
teachers for the ensuing school year. Sov
eral changes will be necessary, on account
of the voluntary retirement of teachers
One of those- who will retire Is Professor
Allison Burnham, principal of,the Colum
bian school, who has been connected Vlth
the Vancouver schools for the past 10
years. He has accepted the position of
Deputy County Auditor, and will assume
that position tomorrow.
MAY GET INTO COURTS.
Printing Expert Thinks A-aditor
Wrong, in Not Allowing His Salary.
OLYMPIA, May 3L The question of the
legality of the appointment by the Gov
ernor of Fjank Hojtghton as, State Prints
i lng Expert is about to get into the. courts.
Today Expert; Houghton presented a claim
to the State Auditor- for salary from the
"day ofj hla appointment to date, but the
Auditor refused to allow the claim. The
ground for refusal to-reccgnize.the claim
is that Mr. Houghton is not the expert
under the act, as the ace does not go into
effect until July 1. Mr. Houghton, it is
understood, will at once seek a writ of
mandate to compel tHe Auditor to issue
his salary warrants for April and May,
and the matter will then come up as to
the legality of the appointment.
State Meeting: of Red Cross Society.
NORTH YAKIMA, Wash., May 3L The
session of the state convention of the
Red Cross Society ended last night, and
the delegates returned home today. Offi
cers elected for the ensuing term are as
'follows: President, Mrs. L. B. Stratton, of
Tacoma; recording secretary, Mrs. J. A.
Schjller, of Spokane; assistant secretary,
Mrs. Eugene Boyer, of Walla Walla; cor
responding secretary, Mrs. F. S. Emery,
of Spokane; assistant corresponding secre
tary, Mrs. Francis Ratch, of Seattle;
treasurer, Mrs. M; R. IBanker, of North
Yakima;, assistant treasurer, Mrs. Crasr
weller, of Tacoma. The. society will meet
next year, on the fourth Tuesday in May,
In Walla. Walla.
Petition for Geological Sae
TACOMA. May 31. A large number of
citizens residing in Southeastern Wash
ington have, petitioned, through. Senator
Foster for. a toppgraphlcal and geological
survey in the country contiguous to tho
Snake, Clearwater, Salmon and Grande
Rone rlv6rs, and part of these petltlooera
also ask that the surveys be continued to
Northeastern Oregon and West-Central
Idaho. If Is stated' that this, district cn-w
tains deposit of much value of goldi
silver, copper, lead, coal, opals, onyx,
marble, granite, limestone, asbestos and
probably natural gas.
Will Celebrate Jnly 4.
KALAMA, May 31. Extensive arrange
ments aro being, made for a celebration
at Kalama. on July 4. Judge J. C. More
land, Qf. Portland, has been secured to
dellyer the oration. The Kelso., Cornet
Band, will fujrnish, music for the occasion.
A ball game between the Woodland and
Kalama. teams has been arranged. The.
programme will close with a. display of
fireworks at night.
SEATTLE, May 31; The Seattle and Ta.,
coma Chambers of Commerce, co-operating
with similar organizations In Oregon
and California, today Indorsed, with
ct.nniv A-nl ttmn TTnM TVt 'DnMvt4- .nw
TJnited States Minister to Slam,' for the.
position of United States Minister to- Chi
na- In the event ot Mr. Conger's retire--
New Q-uartermastcr for Rosccrans
WASHINGTON, Max 31. Captain- B..
Frank. Chfiathamr quartermaster, hasibcen
ordered to, Seattle to relieve Captain John
Gibbon, Jr., an quartermaster and acting,
commissary on the- transport Rosecrans.
(Gibbon, ia. from, Portland.
Smallpox has- been, stamped out of Med
ical v Lake.
The Modern Woodmen of America, have
completed all details for a grand annual
reunion at the state fair grounds at North
Yakima July 25.
The Crucifler, a religious publication,
will make Its appearance at Walla- Walla
today; Rev. Andreas Bard, pastor of a
local church, will be edltorin-chlef.
Rev. W. E. Young, who for the past
two years has. been pastor of the Con
gregational Church at Almira, has ac
cepted a call to the church at KrUania.
Fred Byers- cleaned, out a. Japanese re
sort at Whatcom, Wednesday while. In a
drunken frenzy and next day pleaded
sullty to the charge ot assaplt with a
deadly weapon. He- was fined 35Q and
Two masked men entered a saloon at
"Bremerton early Thursday morning, and
secured 150. In their haste they over
looked $80 which lay on a, gambling, table.
.The bartender 'was shot at by oner of
the robbers- While thoy were at their
Work he made a suspicious move and
was flred upon. .The bullet, however,
went wide of its mark.
'CHEAB- EXCURSIONS- EAST.
On May 30 and June 7 the O. R. & N.
Co. will ell round-trip tickets for $60,
Vfriwnd to St Pan!, Minneapolis. Omaha,
St. Joseph, Leavenworth.' Kansas City
and C'lUnclI Biuffj; limit GO days' from date
of pale, stop-over privileges eir-ioute City
Urkot r.fiice: third a'id Washington.
J. W. White, of Eugene, has curioue
specimens of wood and bark found at a
depth of 23 feet- by men digging a well
The, speclmcns-twere well preserved in-afi
oily sand - .
WILL NOT PAY SHORTAGE
PENNOYER, AND METSCHAX
WJiatthe. Nexj step of. the Attorner
V General, Will 3o Can, Only
SALEM. May 31 There Is no indica
tion, thus farthat any of the members of
the Land Board Under whose administra
tion the Davfs defalcation occurred have
any Intention "of ropaying- any part of the
$31,000 lost to the. school funds. The board
In question, was composed of Governor
Pennoyer, Secretary of State MeBride and
State Treasurer Metschan, Attorney-General
Blackburn wrote to Messrs. Pennoyer
and Metsohant stating, the facta as to the
shortage, and asking them whether they
would -repay the money. No letter was
written tp Georgo W. McBrJde because
the Attorney-General does not know the
ex-Secretary's address. Pennoyer and
Metschan have both answered, stating
thax they will not pay the amount lost
during their term as members of the Land
What the- next sth will be can only
be conjectured. Attorney-General Black
burn Is working on the matter, and will
probably begin, an action of some kind,
in the near future but whether it will be
against the members of the ijoard on the
ground that the shortage of the clerk is
their shortage, or against them on the
ground that the shortage was due to their
negligence, or against Davis bondsmen,
is not .known.
Vrornnjjne Announced hy ttte Uni-j
versity oj; Oregon.
EUGENE, May 31 President Strong to
day announced the following programme
for the commencement exercises at the
University of Oregon this year:
Sunday, June 1611 A. 1L, Baccallau
reate sermon by Rev. MacH. Wallace, of
the Flrpt Congregational Church of
Monday, June 17. S P. M., Graduating
exeroises of the School of Music
Tne.sday, June MS. 2 P. M.. class day
exercises by the seniors: 6:20 P. M., fern
and flower procession; 8 P. M., univer
sity address by Rev. H. W. Keljog, of
Wednesday, June. 19. 10 A. M., Alumni
reunion;, 3 P. M., alumni dinner; 8 p. M.,
Thursday, June 20. 0:30 A. M., graduat
Governor T. T. Geer and other prom
inent citizens will be present, and If In.
dications count for anything, the com
ing commencement will be the most suc
cessful one in the history of the uni
versity. Reunion oL College- Societies.
SALEM. Or., May 31. The Phllodorlan
and Phllodoslan Literary Societies of Wil
lamette .University he.ld their annual re
union tQnlght in the university chapel.
A large number of old students were
present to. participate: in the enjoyment
ot thw literary and musical programme
and the social reunion. Commencement
week will begin Sunday morning, wheq
Rev. J. RT. Lathrop, ot Grace MetHodlst
Episcopal Church, Portland, will deliver
the. baccalaureate sermon.
High. School; Graduating; Exercises.
THE DALLES, Or., May ZL The grad
uating, exercises of The Dalles High
School will be held in the Vogt Opera
House tqmprrow evening. The class- numbers-
12 consisting of the following: Miss
Rosemary M. Baldwin, Miss Ada- Bell,
Miss Bessie E. Eddon, Miss Blanche Em
erson, Miss, Hannah. Schwabo, Miss Dora
N. Sexton, Miss Bessie V. Snipes, Miss
Elizabeth C. Vogt, Miss Ortha. Waters,
John Cooper, Volhey C. Driver and4 Porter
T. FrizRell. Eight of the class will deliver;
orations, the programme being, in
terspersed with music from the students
of the public school. The presentation of
diplomas will be made by John Gavin,
clerk of tho sohool board:
W4LL SOON BE NAMED.
Oxygon Delegates to Trnns-Missl-
slnpi ConunerciaL Congress.
SALEM, May 31. The 12th annual ses
sion of tfca Tnans-Mlsslssippl Commercial
Congress will be held at Cripple Creek,
Cojo., July 16 to 13. Inclusive. Governor
Geer has been asked to appoint 10 dele
gates to represent Oregon at the Congress.
Tne Mayor of each city Is entitled to ap
point one delegatc-at-large and one for
every 5000 inhabitants, the County Judge
of each county ope delegate, and each
commercial bady one delegate-at-large
and one ton each, 5Q., members. In stating
the objects, ofk the congress, E. R. Moses,
chairman of, the executive committee,
"While it is, the object of the congress
to encourage the. growth and thorough
development of each apd every state and
territory represented; to work in harmony
forj s.uch National legislation as. Is calciiv
laled to promote the Interests, of the people-
of the. trans-Mlssisslppl States; to in
crease reciprocal trade between the states
and territories; to discuss, matters of spe
cial interest, apd to -decide upon plans
Which w-111 bring, about desired results, it
is within, the. province of the congress tn
take, cognizance of the great trade ques
tions affectingv the commercial relations
between- the trans-MissIssipRi States and
our hew possessions of 10,000,000 people
and the international trade relations with
onr neighbours of the far East."
It Is noticed that among the topics an
nounced for special discusslpn Is the "St
LRUis. World's, Fair in 1503," bu.t no men
tion is made of the Lewis, and Clark Cen
tennial In 1905. Doubtless the executive
committee w;lll yet arrange for a suitable
discussion of the interest the Northwest'
has in tho exposition to be held in Port
land four years, hence. The delegates "to
ba appointed from Oregon and from Port
100 Chicago Street, Fort Wayne, Ind., March 27, 1900.
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land will, in any event, haven opportu
nity to interest business men from all the
Pacific States in the Lewis and Qiark
Centennial. Governor Getjr wM'announce
the delegates in the near future.
STATE GRANGE ADJOURNS.
Effort Will Be Made to Have Farm
ing Taught in Public .Schools.
ALBANY, Or., May 31. The S.tate Grange,
adjourned at 12 o'clock last night. Old
members prqnounced it the best session
In the history of the Grange. The follow
ing resolutions passed show the position
of the organization upon prominent ques
tions before the public:
"We are in fa,or cf free rural delivery.
"We are In tavor of poatal sa ings Tianks.
Wo are strongly in faor of the Grout bill,
as passed by the loner house of Congress, and
urge our Senators and ReprfsentatUcs to Io
all in their power for its early passage.-
We are in favor of a pure-food and drug- bill
We are tn for of la.ws, both National and
state, to be referred to a direct vote of the
We. are in faor of eleotins Unrted States
Senators by a, direct otc of the people-
We. are in faor of electing the President of
the United States by a direct ote of the peo
ple: also the Supreme Judges of the United
We are in favor of the United States build
ing, owning and operating the Nicaragua
We are oppcd to trusts, mibsldles to mer
chant marine; .also to the appropriations, of
large sums of money for the building of reser
voirs and irrizatlns canals in the arid lands
of the West.
Wc are In favor of the enactment of the in
itiative and referendum manner of enacting
laws, and pledge ourselves to work to create
an Interest and endeavor to ha the amend
ment carried at the coming election.
Resolved, That this State Grange ask the Re
gents, of the Oreyon Agricultural College to
provide the means and sufficient assistance to
enable the members of the experiment station,
staff and professors of the colloge to estab
lish a farmers' reading course on the Cornell
Resolved, That our Representatives and Sen
ators in Congress be urged to oast their votes
and, influence, in securing the passage at the
next session of Congress of the bill known as
the "Grout oleomargarine bill."
Resolved. Tnat a committeo of three be ap
pointed to confer with State School Superin
tendent Ackerman in selecting a suitable coursu
In agrioulture for the public schools.
Resolved. That the Board ot Regents of the
State Agricultural College be requested to set
aside a sufficient sum of money irom the funds
of. the Institution to provide for the prepara
tion by the members of the station staff of
leaflets for use in the public schools.
FROZEN TO DEATH.
Three Men Who Were. Out In a Bll
xard in Alaska.
SEATTLE, May 3i. The Times today
"A letter to the Gold Digger, of Nome,
from Council City sajs:
" 'The blizzards and severe cold have
caused havoc along the coast. Marshal
Dedrlck and rarty have returned with
the body of Thomas Welch, frozen to
death on tho trail about 80 miles from
here. Thomas Welch, Hank Stuart -and
Frank Plercall had been prospecting at
the head Qf Fish River since October, and
as. the results were encouraging, decided
to remain. Plercall returned to Council
for provisions. On reaching here he was
not able to secure a dog team. Then a
blizzard delayed him. but he finally start
ed with dogs, provision and natives, hav
ing a very hard trip to the Igloo, which is
about 40 miles this side of their camp.
The night after leaving there It began
to thaw, and the" natives went back.
Plercall. went on alope, but tho weather
turned severely cold again, the dCs were
badly frozen, and, after chopping wood
two nights to Keep alive, he gave It up.
left his sled, and, returned more dead than
alive. The weather for some time con
tinued unfit for traveling, and when the
man who grubstaked Stuart tried to reach
him he found the body of Welch on the
trail, frozen. Stuart and Welch .had no
doubt been starved out, and were too
weak to reach the Tg'oo. A thorough
search as made; for Stuart without- sue
cess, and there is a email chance that he
reached a cam.P- or Igloo.' "
"The Nome Gold. Digger reports that
Dave Williams, William Small, Abe Appel
and Al James, who were reported lost In
the Kuskokwim country, are known to be
"Charles Watson was found frozen tq
death about tvyo miles below? Fort Da
vis. He- lived near the fort, and his
friends have taken charge ot the body."
CREAMERIES ON COQUILLE.
plants, on Main River Pay Out About
sis.ooo Per Month.
COQUILXlE CITY, Or.. May 31.--A. care
ful estimate of the product of the cream
eries on the Coquille River, not including
the- butter- and pheese turned out by the
factories at Gravelford, Falrview, Lee and
Sumner i$ as follows: The amount of
butter made every day is 2000 pounds.
To make this requires about 80.000 pounds
of milk. There are also made about 800
pounds; of cheese, for which is required
about S500 pounds of milk. This means a
monthly product of 60.00Q pounds of but
ter and 2i,000 pounds of cheese, requiring
foira, 30 days' run a total of 2,655,000 pounds
of milk. As this butter and cheese will
average about 15 cents per pound, the
average income to the farmers and dairy
men of the Coquille River alone is about
?1X600 per month. The larger creameries
start .up in April and run until Decem
ber, and sometimes through January.
Channel at Nehalexn.
ASTORIA, May 31. The captain of,the
ocean tug, George R. Vosburg, which ar
rived in yesterday, reports that the chan-i
nel at the Nehalem. bar Is still divided, but
the water- In one branch Is gradually
deepening- until there is now 10 feet at low
water. Many perhaps do not know the method
adopted for scalding hogs at Vale during
the butchering season, says the Gazette.
The hogs are taken across tho river to
the hot springs, where a hole is dug in
the sand on the bank of the river and
hot water let 1.
The great proportion of wornen who suffer never maXe a serious effort to
benefit, themselves. The. most of them go on paying no attention to their little
menstrual "disorkrs, believing they will eventually wear off. But menstrual
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of menstruaiicfra womaa is- peculiarly susceptible ta cold and other externa
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RIOT AT THE PRESIDIO
3IOB OF SOLDIERS STARTED IN TO
WRECK A SALOO.V
Severnl Were Severely Injured Cnyr
nlry Could Not Quell Them, So
Water "Was Turned On.
SAN FRANCISCO. Mav 31. A enrmnx
riot occurred at the Presidio late tonight.
From the information at hand it appears
that a mob of soldiers started in to wreck:
one of the saloons at the edge of the res
ervation. The guard was unable to stop
inem. a troop of cavalry was then called
out. but It was unable to quell the mob.
The fire department was then called on.
Streams of water brought the mob to
submission. Several soldiers are reDorted
to have been seriously injured.
TO STUDY OUlt METHODS.
Chin en e Deputy Commissioner of
Commerce Arrives In America.
SAN FRANCISCO. May 31. Among the
passengers landed from the City of Pekln
today was Loo Chin An, a Chinese digni
tary, who Is a Tao Tal, or Deputy Com
missioner of Commerce. Loo Chin An has
been commissioned by the government to
visit tne United States and examine Its
commercial history and methods, with a
ylcw of adopting whatever may be good
in them for the Celestial Kingdom. He
sajs that his government entertains very
friendly feelings towards the United States
for the unselfish action of this Govern
ment during the recent Chinese troubles.
TAKEN LT BY CONSUL.
Cnne ot American Who Is in Jail in
VANCOUVER. B. C, May 31.-Colonel
L. Edwin Dudley, United States Consul
at this port, has taken up the case of
W, R. Hocking, an American citizen,
who Is serving a sentence In the New
Westminster prison on a charge of big-,
amy. It is alleged that Hocking's im
prisonment is unjust, certain new evi
dence having been developed since he was
placed In Jail three months ago. Hock
ing's story Is that while living in Austin,
NevM he became crippled through an ac
cident, and subsequently his wife sued
for a divorce on the ground of non-support.
Believing the divorce to have been
granted, Hocking married again and was
prosecuted for bigamy, his conviction be
ing obtained on the showing that when he
married the second time the decree had
not been granted. Hocking now claims to
have evidence showing that the granting
of the divorce decree antedated his sec
ond marriage. The case has been drawn
to the attention of the Canadian authori
ties. Contraband Goods Seised.
VANCOUVER. B. C, May 31. Customs
officers made an Important seizure of Chi
nese silk and a quantity of cigars and
wines In the quarters of the Chinese crew
on the steamer Tartar today. For sev
eral days, the authorities have been stop
ping Individual Chinese who attempted to
smuggle ashore a box of cigars or some
small article of Chinese manufacture. A
thorough search today of the steamer,
which arrived from the Orient a few
days ago, resulted In the capture of du
tiable merchandise valued at $2000. Cus
toms and 1)01106 officials are working in
concert, and believe they have located a
Chinese syndicate which has undertaken
wholesale smuggling, maintaining a shop
in the Chinese quarter for the sale of the
National Bank Application Approved
WASHINGTON, May 21. The Controller
of the Currency today approved the ap
plication of Albert Wilson. John J. Toole,
V. S. Brundage, George V. Llghwn and
P. E. Short to organize the First National
Bank of Payette, Idaho, with capltaL
Both of Her llnndm Badly Crushed.
BAKER CITY, May 31. Miss Alma Tod
hunter, an employe ot the Queen City
laundry, met with a painful accident yes
terday. Both of her hands were crushed
In the mangle while she was feeding
clothes to the machine. Her hands were
drawn between the rollers to the wrists.
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