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THE MOKNING OREGONLOf, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1901.
PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR
- ?i v
Thursday, Sjeptemher 19, Set-Aside as
a Day of 3Iournins; and Prayer
An Address to AH Citizens.
OLYMPIA, Wash., Sept 16. Governor
John R. Rogers has issued the following
proclamation, setting aside Thursday, Sep
tember IS, the day of President McKlnley's
funeral, as a day of mourning and prayer:
State of "Washington, Executive Depart
"William McKlnley, 25th President of the
United States, has been slain by an as
sassin. Kind, lovable, correct In deport
ment, an honorable man in all the rela
tions of life and for these reasons to
be mourned the assault made upon him
was chiefly directed and delivered, not
against McKlnley the man, but against
the President -as representing constituted
authority. It was intended as a blow at
any and every form of government admin
istered among men, and ' for this reason,
among others, becomes a matter of in
tense and personal Interest to every true
American and lover of his country.
Our form of government stands In no
danger. It 1s enshrined in the hearts of
our countrymen, and will by them be un
lslteringly protected and preserved. Our
people have now a solemn duty to per
form. On Thursdny, September 19, the
day of President McKlnley's funeral, let
ail good citizens gather in public assenn
blagcs, In their respective towns, and tes
tily by their presence and assistance their
lyrapathy for the living, their sorrow for
the dead. Upon this day it is advised
and reauested that all, refraining from
their usual vocations, devote the day to
memorial and patriotic services and a re
conscration of themselves and their
children to the duties incumbent upon
them all in the preservation and perpetu
ation of our present democratic form of
"In testimony whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and caused the seal of the
state to be hereunto affixed.
"Done at Olympia, this 16th day of Sep
tember, in the year of our Lord one thou
sand nine hundred and one, and of the in-,
dependence of the United States the one
hundred and twenty-sixth.
"JOHN R. ROGERS. Governor.
"SAMUEL H. NICHOLS,
Secretary of State."
Condemning Anarchists and Advis
ing: Their Eradication.
DALLAS, Or., Sept. 16. Last night union
memorial services were held at Dallas in
honor of the late President The Metho
dist Episcopal Church was packed with
people to the doors. The Rev. Mr. Good-
friend, of the Presbyterian Church, de
livered the sermon. The decorations con
sisted of American flags in profusion sur
rounding the portrait of the dead Presi
dent wreathed in Ivy. Profound sorrow
was manifested. A motion was carried
that memorial services be held on Thurs
day, in compliance with President Roose
velt's and Governor Geer's proclamations.
The following resolutions were read by
Professor Me-tzker, of Dallas College, and
Whereas, our beloved President "Wil
liam 2dcKinley has beep removed from the
circles of home, kindred and friendship,
and from the highest place of honor, au
thority and trust within the gift of this
great Nation; and this by the cruel hand
of an assassin from the ranks of anarchy;
therefore, we, the citizens of Dallas, Or.,
do adopt the following resolutions:
".First We sincerely sympathize with
the bereaved family and friends of the
late President commending to them and
to the sorrow-stricken people of our Na
tion the resignation of his dying words:
Ii is Gbd's way; his will be done.'
Second We deplore the fact that with
in the brief period of an average life
time, three of our Presidents have become
martyrs, and since anarchists have had
their full share in this dark record, we
believe our Nation fully justifled-in adopt
ing radical measures for the complete
suppression of this sect
'Third We earnestly pray that the God
of Nations may guide those to whose
hands are committed unexpectedly the
affairs of thl9 Government"
PROMINENT MEN "WILL SPEAIC.
All Clackamas County Will Take
Part in the Exercises.
OREGON CITY, Sept 16. Arrangements
are In making for memorial services
Thursday. The whole county will partici
pate in the exercises. The programme
committee, consisting of Superintendent J.
C. Zinser, Mayor G. B. Dimlck and the
Rev. A. J. Montgomery, are preparing a
programme. The services will be held in
the Courthouse at 2 P. M. All the minis
ters of the city have been invltedto take
part and among the prominent persons
who will make addresses are: Represent
ative Gilbert L. Hedges, State Senators
Brownoll and Porter, Judge Galloway,
Hon. H. E. Cross, Colonel Robert A.
Miller, the Hon. C. B. Moores, Represent
ative A. S. Dresser, Attorneys W. S.
TJ'Ren. Charles H. Dye and the Hon.
Gordon E, Hayes. County Judge T. F.
Ryan will preside. Miss Imogen Harding,
Mrs. L. L. Porter and Mr. George T. How
ard have charge of the musical pro
gramme. SERVICES AT OLT3IPIA.
Exercises Will Be Formal State Offi
cers Will Take Part.
OLYMPIA. Wash., Sept 16. The Mc
Kinley memorial services to be held in
this city Thursday will be elaborate and
formal, from the fact that Olympla is
the capital of the state and that the Gov
ernor, members of the Supreme Court and
othr state officials will take part in the
exercises. At a meeting of the citizens
committee held yesterday afternoon vari
ous committees were appointed to arrange
the programme. In a general way there
will be cervices in all the churches of the
city at 10:30 In the forenoon, and the
public exeraises will be held in the open
air. Weather permitting, at 2 o'clock in
the afternoon, from ihe main entrance of
the Capitol. Bishop Mallalieu, who will
be in the city to preside over the Puget
Sound Conference at that time, will prob
ably be one of the principal speakers. He
is a dignitary m the church to which
President McKiniey belonged during his
MOODY WILL NOT GO.
Notice of Funeral Arrangements
Reached Him Too Late.
THE DAISES, Or.. Sept. 16. Had
Representative Moody known ythat plans
for President McKinley's funeral would
permit him reach Washington or Canton
in season, he would have attended the
ceremonies 'in b&th citles. He received
no official notice, and announcement
through the press of the arrangements
came too late. It is a matter of deep
regret to Mr. Moody that he can not pay
this last tribute to the late President,
for whom he held the greatest venera
tion. He regrets all the more since the
journey could have been made had in
formation been obtainable here Saturday
ORDERS TO THE MILITIA.
Notional Gnardsm.cn Will Observe
the Day of Mourning:.
OLYMPIA, Wash., Sept 16. The follow
ing general orders were today Issued by
Adjutant-General Drain, of the National
Guard of Washington:
I. William McKlnley. President of the
United States, if dead, struck down by
the hand of a vicious anarchist. The shot
which robbed him of life "has wounded
every American. We can only evpress our
grief, and pray ihat in the future of our
country no other such day shall, ever
IL Pursuant to proclamations of the
President of the Unitrd 'States and the
Governor of the State of Washington,
Thursday, September 19, has been set
aside as a day of mourning and prayer.
III. Commanding officers of all organi
zations will Immediately put themselves
In communication with such citizens as
may locally have direction of the observ
ance of this day. If there be a public
procession, troops will tabe part therein.
They will attend In uniform such services
as may be held.
IV. The usual badge of mourning will
be worn for 30 days from date of this
order. By order of the Commander-in-Chief,
JAMES A DRAIN,
Mourning- at Vancouver.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Sept 16. Many
of the business houses of Vancouver are
draped in mourning, and the National
colors are displayed at half-mast from
public buildings, and in the Barracks, for
the dead President Yesterday touching
references to the life and death of the
President and expressions of sympathy
with the widow were made from "all the
pulpits in the city. Last evening special
memorial service was held at Post Hall,
Vancouver Barracks, by Chaplain C. C.
Bateman, who spoke from the text,
"And the King said unto his servants.
Know ye not that there is a Prince and
a great man fallen this day in Israel?"
II Samuel 111:38. After reviewing the
early life of the dead President and call
ing attention to many of his admirable
characteristics. Chaplain Bateman said:
"William McKiniey was born in the home
of patrlotism.and ripened In an atmos
phere imbued with devotion to American
institutions. He was a soldier, ready
and willing to do or die for his country.
His profound confidence in human nature
led him naturally to trust all men every
where. His life was a living epistle,
known and read of all men. The blow
that struck him down was a blow aimed
at the free institutions of our country,
and will be resented as such. Presidents
succeed each other, but lives such as
that of William McKlnley are none too
common, and the world cannot part with
them without Irreparable loss. Assaults
upon the President of the United States
should be regarded as capital offenses
and be punished as such."
A mass meeting was held at the Stand
ard Theater tonight. In response to a
call issued by Mayor Johnson, to make
arrangements for suitable memorial ser
vices next Thursday.
Services at Nevrbers.
NEWBERG, Or., Sept 16. Under the
auspices of the Ministerial Association of
Newberg, union memorial services In hon
or of the martyred President were held
In the Friends' Church here yesterday
morning at 11 o'clock. The interior of
the church was decorated with the Na
tional colors, draped In mourning. A
portrait of the martyred President, draped
In black, hung In the folds of a large
flag over the rostrum. A little after 10:30
o'clock when the city fire bell began to
toll, the members of the G. A. R. marched
in a body to the church. A large audi
ence was present. The memorial address
was delivered by President H. E. Mc
Grew. The address was a study of the
strong points in the character of the fallen
chief, and was a masterpiece In oratory.
Exercises on tire Fair Grounds.
ASHLAND, Or., Sept. 16. Arrangements
have been made for public memorial exer
cises in Chautauqua Grove, Thursday, the
day of the funeral of President McKln
ley. The fair of the Southern Oregon Ag
ricultural Society will close on that day,
and the grounds will be used for the exer
cises. A special musical programme be
fitting the solemn occasion Is arranging,
and the Hno. BB. Beekman, of Port
land, will deliver the panegyric of the
martyred President Special preparations
are making for a large attendance.
Salutes at Fort Stevens.
ASTORIA, Or., Sept 16. In accordance
with an order issued by the War Depart
ment the firing of salutes was begun at
Fort Stevens today out of Tespect to the
memory of the late president McKlnley.
At dawn 13 guns were fired, and follow
ing this a single gun was fired each 30
minutes. At sundown a National salute
of 45 guns was fired. This order will be
continued during the present week.
Tongue "Will Not Go.
HILLSBORO, Or., Sept 16. Represent
ative Tongue has notified the sergeant-at-arms
of the House of Representatives
that it will be Impossible for him to at
tend the funeral of President McKiniey.
This was In reply to a telegram notify
ing Mr. Tongue that he had been ap
pointed one of the House committee to
attend the funeral obsequies at Canton.
Exercises "Were Impressive.
ST. HELENS. Sept 16. Last even
ing memorial services were held
at the M. E. Church In this city.
The exercises were very Interesting and
Impressive. Short addresses were' made
by W. A. Wood, E. E. Quick, J. H. Col
lins, Dr. H. R. Cliff, the Rev. Mr. Fair
childs, pastor of the church, and County
School Superintendent I. H.' Copeland.
Will Arrange Exercises.
WALLA WALLA, Wash., Sept. 16 At
a meeting of citizens this evening Mayor
Babcock presiding, Levi Ankeny, W. H.
Kirkman, W. P. Winans, Rev. Lee A.
Johnson. C. H. Goddard, F. W. Paine and
Prank S. Dement were appointed a com
mittee to arrange for McKlnley memo
rial exercises to be held In the Court
house square, Thursday evening.
Memorial Services at Astoria.
ASTORIA, Sept 16. At a meeting of
citizens this evening a committee was
appointed to arrange a programme for
public memorial services to be held next
Thursday afternoon. The services will
be in the open air if the weather per
mits. A Hnotion was passed requesting
that all business houses be closed on that
Congressman Tonnrne Spoke.
HILLSBORO, Or., Sept 16. A crowded
auditorium at the Congregational Church
listened last evening to services com
memorative of the life and character of
the late President The Re'. E. P.
Hughes, the Rev. H. Oberg. Hon. S. B.
Huston and Congressman Tongue were
Services at Corvallis.
CORVALLIS. Or., Sept. 16. A memorial
service was held at the United Evangeli
cal Church last night. The church was
appropriately draped In mourning, and
brief addresses were made by B. F. Ir
vine,v Professor Berchtold, Superintend
ent Denman, Professor Lake and Pastor
Resigned From Land Office.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 16. William F.
McClure, of Eugene, Or., today resigned
his place as clerk in the General Land
Office in this city. He will go to Seattle
to open a law practice, having graduated
from the Columbia Law School last
Business Houses Will Be Closed.
FOREST GROVE, Or., Sept 16. In ac
cordance with Governor Geer's procla
mation, next Thursday all the business
houses in this place will be closed.
Mnyor Issues Proclamation.
ASTORIA, Or., Sept 16. A proclama
tion was issued by Mayor Bergman today,
calling upon all the citizens of Astoria
to observe next Thursday as a day of
WASHINGTON, Sept 16. Harry Ever
has been appointed postmaster at Chit
wood, Or., vice C. B. Mason, resigned.
AREM OBLIGED BY LAW
PUBLISHERS DO NOT HAVE TO EX
CHANGE ALL BOOKS.
Snch Texts Are Those Which 'Have
Been .Used in the Past TrrcYenrs
Without Legal Sanction.
SALEM, Sept. 16. To those who have
observed public school affairs in this state
for the last two years, it will readily ap
pear that some disagreeable questions
may arise upon the exchange of text
books. After the Daly text-book law was
enacted in 1899, it was averred that the
old text-book contracts were rendered
null and void. Publishers who then held
contracts, and perhaps some who -did not,
secured the introduction of books other
than the state adoption wherever possible.
Aside from the desire to sell books,
o M t K M H- m t ( t i H
BROWN SWISS BULL
The above Is a truo type of the Brown Swiss cattle Imported from the noted
dairy districts of Switzerland. In Brown Swiss cattle we have a constitution
to which a fair amount of flesh Is normal, a contented but hearty disposition,
an absence of worry, but a great capacity for making: milk and butter fat. All
we have to do Is to work In accord with nature, and without sacrificing anything
of profitableness for the dairy we havo excellent beef. "We have a strong and
sturdy type of beauty, and especially that kind of beauty that shines from the
reflection of coin and which exemplifies the proverb "Handsome Is that hand
some does." A herd of these cattle were lately Imported to Oregon by F. A.
French, who will have them on exhibition at the Oregon State Fair.
there was the hope of securing an advan
tage when the new selection should be
made. Publishers used their influences
with public school principals to secure the
Introduction of their books in the place
of the books adopted in 1S35 under the
state law. The question may now arise
whether these books introduce"!! without
authority of law can be exchanged for
books recently adopted.
The text-book law re.qulres the pub
lishers to take In exchange books which
are In use or held for use in the public
schools, and which have been heretoforp
adopted. As the books Introduced solely
upon the authority of some school princi
pal do not come within the requirements
of the law. It will seem that publishers
of the new books cannot be compelled to
take them in exchange.
However, the publishers who secured
contracts under the Daly law have been
quite liberal in their rules regarding ex
changes, and they may take up these ex
tra series of books, even though they
could not be compelled to do so according
to law. If any patrons of the publlo
schools who have been Induced to huy
books not legally adopted should havo
trouble In effecting exchanges, they will
have no one to blame but themselves and
the principals who brought about the in
troduction of the books unlawfully.
The Daly law does not require the books
to be Introduced In the public schools un
til 15 months after the adoption in July
last. However, as the exchange and intro
ductory prices can not be taken advantage
of after December 81 of this year, the
new books will be Introduced in all the
schools at the opening of the present
From reports received at Salem, It is be
lieved that supplies- of new text-books
have reached nearly every city, town anu
village In the state. A few small com
munities In remote sections complain that
the supply Is short, but this is probably
due to the failure of local dealers to order
a sufficient number of books. Dealers
who do but a small business In text-books
are likely to underestimate the quantity
they v will need for- tho first introduction,
and therefore order too small a number.
Of course, the distributing agents must
be guided almost entirely by the estimates
of the lo6al dealers. Complaints, how
ever, have been few.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Ackerman says that from information
which reaches him, he knows that the
publishers of the newly-adopted books
have put forth every effort to distribute
books to each city and town designated
by their contracts, and to other places
where supplies will be needed. The lime
for distribution is so limited that it could
not be expected that all places would be
provided for. The books were not adopted
until nearly the middle of July, and after
that the contracts were to be made and
the books shipped out from the East.
Considering the difficulties that must be
met, the exchange has teen provided for
In a very satisfactory manner.
BUSINESS WILL SUSPEND.
Citizens Will Do Honor to the Mem
ory of the Late President.
SALEM. Or., Sept. 16. Mayor Bishop'
today issued the following proclamation
regarding the observance of Thursday,
September 19, in memory of President -McKlnley:
"In conformity with the proclamations
of the President of the United States and
of the Governor of the State of Oregon,
decreeing that Thursday, September 19,
1901, be set apart and observed by the
people of this Nation as a day of mourn
ing and for memorial services In honor
of our late martyred President, William
McKiniey, I,, as Mayor of the City of
Salem, do mest urgently request that all
business In this city be suspended on said
day between the hours of 10:30 o'clock A.
M. and 1 o'clock P. M., and that the peo
ple of this city do employ said day In
such expressions and tributes of honor for
the distinguished dead as to them shall
seem proper. C. P. BISHOP, Mayor." .
The Salem Ministerial Association will
take charge of the exercises. They will
be held in the First Methodist Episcopal
Church, At St. Joseph's Catholic Church
memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.
M. The services will consist of high mass,
with a sermon by the Rev. W. A. Daly,
followed by the litany of the holy name
of Jesus, asking a benediction upon the
HE WAS AN ANARCHIST.
"When He Rejoiced in the National
Calamity He Got a Drubbing-.
INDEPENDENCE, Or., Sept. 16. Patri
otism was at a fever heat at the C. H.
Fltchard hopyard, only two miles north
of this city Saturday evening. One of
the pickers who admitted himself an an
archist, began to preach his doctrine to
the pickers, and rejoiced at the probable
death of the late President A number of
the pickers decided that he had gone far
enough, and immediately set upon him.
But for the timely interference of less
excitable pickers he would have fared
very badly, As it was-, several teeth
were knocked out, and he was quite badly
STRIKE AT SAN FRANCISCO.
No Teamsters Went lo "Work, and the
Situation Is Unchanged.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 16. This was
a quiet day In the strike district. More
vessels than usual put to sea, and work
on the docks progressed steadily. Man
ager Renner, of the Draymen's Associa
tion, said there was nothing new in the
sltdation. He had heard of no teamsters
returning to work, nor did he expect any
to return until ample police protection was
assured every man. Two assaults on
nonunion men and one on a special officer
were reported during the day.
Seventy-one ironworkers went to work
today. Of that number 25 were added
to the force at the Union Iron Works, and
the remainder to the Rlsdon Iron Works.
The men are largely from the East and
embrace all lines of artisans, ranging from
expert machinists to ordinary helpers.
Three Indictments Against Dlmmlolc.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 16. The Fed
eral grand jury today reported three in
dictments against Walter N. DImmIck,
ex-chief clerk of the United States Mint
He Is charged with embezzling ?31,836 37.
His bail was fixed at S33.C00.
Ex-Judge Duhose Taken to Jail.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 16. Ex-Judge
Dudley Dubose was taken to the Alameda
County Jail tonight by United States Mar
shal Shine, to serve out the remainder
of his sentence.
CIRCUIT COURT IN SESSION.
Grand Jury Appointed for First Time
in Two Yearn.
ASTORIA, Or., Sept. 16. The regular
September term of the Circuit Court was
convened by Judge McBrlde this after
noon. For the ilrst time In two years
he appointed a grand jury, which imme
diately, took up the consideration of the
crimlral cases on the docket. During
tne session several formal orders were
handed down by the court, and the su't
of Ellen Scott vs. the Astoria & Columbia
River Ralhoad Company to recover ?S0GO
damages for the death of the late engi
neer, W. H. Sqott, who was killed in a
wreck on the defendant's road, was sot for
trial on Tuesday, September 21.
SPOKANE, Sept. 10
of mining stocks today
Amor. Boy ..10 S
.The closing quotations
Prln. Maud .. 1
Ramb. Car ...50
Reservation .. 7
Ross. Giant .. W
Blacktall ....lOft lofcj
iSUUO & S03.. 2
Crystal 124 10
Conjecture . . 2j5 l',
Deer Trail .. 3
El Caliph .... 2
L. P. Surp.,. Oij.
Mtn. Lion ...20
Morn. Glory .. S
Sullivan lOJfr 10s
iom TnumD..i3 iat
V.'aterloo ...,.4 a&
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 1C Ofllclal closing
quotations of mining stocks:
Alta SO (J2 Mexican
8 Occidental Con ... 5
Best & Belcher...
Challenge Con ...
Con, Cal. & Va...
Crown Point , . . .
Gpuld & Curry,..
Hale & Norcross.
20 Dphlr 77
1 1 Overman -i
12 Queen j.
8 Savage S
015 Sierra Nevada ... 23
1 7fiSllver Hill 31
ajStandard 3 10
7 Union Con 7
lTJUtah Con 4
3Yellow Jacket .... 0
NEW YORK, Sept. 1C Mining stocks today
closed as follows:
Adams Con SO 20Little Chief $0 12
45! Ontario ..
Brunswick Con ..
1 T! ?nvnta
Con. Cul. &. Va.
Deadwood Terra.. 50(sierra Nevada
Horn Sliver ..,.. l ir small Hopes
CO Standard 3 25
BOSTON, Sept. 1C Closing nuottaiona:
Adventure $ 23 75Parrott $50 75
Blng. Mln. Co.. 37 SOIQuincy 170 00
Amal. Copper., 100 75Santa Fe 'Cop... G 00
Atlantic 37 30 Tamarack 345 00
Cal. & Hecla.. 725 OOfUtah Mining
Centennial 27 37iVlnona
Osceola 113 50 Wolverines .
Damaged by Fire.
SALEM. Or., Sept. 16. The W. W, Mar.
tip residence, occupied by State Treasurer
C. S. &Ioore, narrowly escaped destruc
tion by Are this evening. The house la
situated at "Ghemeketa and Tweltth
streets, and is one of the best in the city.
Fire caught in the attic, probably from a
defective flue, and It was only by the
prompt and determined efforts of the
Are department that the building was
saved. When the alarm was turned In
smoke was pouring from the house In
dense volumes. The department made a
run of eight blocks, and, after heroic
work, gained access to the rooms in which
the fire burned. The damage to the
building will be about ?500. The house is
valued at $20,000.
Union Memorial Services.
WOODBURN, Or., Sept. 16. The citi
zens of Woodburn will hold a union me
morial service at 2 o'clock P...M. Thurs
day, and all business houses will be
closed. The exercises will be held in the
O. N. G. Opera-House. Company D,
Fourth Regiment, Oregon National Guard,
and StevensfFost of the G. A. R. will
participate. All ministers in the city will
make addresses. ,
Theatrical Season Opened.
SALEM, Or., Sept. 16. Cordray's Grand
Opera-House In this city opened this eve
ning for the coming season. "East Lynne''
was the attraction, and it drew a-godd-
ClitCU UVUBS, I
MILLER TELLS HIS STORY
GIVES TESTIMONY IX THE FER
RIER, MURDER TRIAL.
He Saw J. W. Ferrler Begin Shoot
ing, hut Not the Firing of the Shot
Which Killed Holcomb.
CH1SHALIS, Wash., Sept. 16. In the
Ferrler case this morning, Prosecuting At
torney David Stewart read the Informa
tion charging Ferrler with the murder
of B. E. Holcomb, and made his state
ment of the case to the jury. The first
witness on the stand was W. W. Miller,
one of the live men present when the
shooting occurred. Miller's story was that
on the morning of April 1, J. W. FerrTer
and his brother, Sam Ferrler, came to his
house and asked him to get R. H. Hol
comb, a neighbor, to come out and set
tle a misunderstanding which had arisen.
J. W. Ferrler was armed with a Winches
ter rifle. The three went to a common
point near a barn belonging to Holcomb.
Miller went to Holcomb's house and he
returned with him. After a discussion ot
the troubles between the Holcombs and
Ferrler, R. H. Holcomb and J. W. Fer
rler shook hands and 'agreed that their
misunderstanding had been settled. Im
mediately after the handshaking, B. E.
Holcomb came upon the scene, armed
with a rifle, which he sat down against a
stump. Ferrler at the Fame time stepped
back and cocked his .own gun. He or
dered B. E. Holcomb to leave, telling him
that the trouble had been settled. R. H.
Holcomb also told his brother that the
trouble was over and advised him to go
home. B. E. Holcomb started home, pass
ing the witness, whose back was then to
him. After a sufficient time for him to
have gone probably 20 yards, J. W. Fer
rler applied a vile name to him and told
him to hurry up. At this, R. H. Hol
comb remonstrated, and Ferrler drew up
the gun without bringing It to his shoul
der, and shot R. H. Holcomb In the right
arm. The witness started to run as the
shooting commenced, but fell. At the mo
ment he fell, Ferrler fired a shot at him,
but missed, and Miller escaped behind a
building. He did not see the shot fired
that killed B. E. Holcomb, but heard at
least live shots. The direct examination
of the witness occupied only about 20
minutes' time, and the croes-examina-tlon
was then taken up and continued
until 2 o'clock. R. H. Holcomb was then
called to the witness stand, but was only
examined a short time when the lawyers
began an argument as to the admissibil
ity of his statement concerning B. E. Hol
comb. Argument continued the remainder
of the afternoon.
The defense did not formally state Its
theory of tho case, but It came out that
It will attempt to prove that a conspiracy
existed between the two Holcoms and
Miller to kill Ferrler.
DEFY THE CITY,
Quaker "Doctora" Arrested Repeat
edly, But Refuse to Give In.
NORTH YAKIMA, Sept. 16 The con
troversy between the "Quaker" doctors
and the city authorities progresses mer
rily. When the "doctors" came here they
refused' to pay the license of $25 a day
for hawkers and peddlers. They offered
?100 for a license for three months. Mayor
Fechter refused to compromise. At their
first appearance on the streets they were
arrested. They went into the Federal
Court next day and secured an order
restraining the city from molesting them
until today, when the matter will come
up for argument. They returned and
went to selling. They were promptly ar
rested then for running a show without
a license. This was repeated at each
performance, and each time the "doctors"
were released by the Justice on bonds, and
returned to business at the old stand.
Last -Friday they were arrested three
times and taken Into the Justice Court,
charged with violating tho state phar
macy law by selling medlqlnos without
a license. Saturday they were arrested
on the same charge and taken before
Superior Judge Rudkln. A large crowd
had gathered at their stand In anticipa
tion of the arrest. Something of a scene
was created immediately after the serv
ing of the warrants when their attorney
jumped upon the platform, harangued the
crowd URon the rights of man and the
Constitution of the United States, and
went on with the dispensation of Quaker
The "doctors" aver they have not had
enough yet, but will carry the fight to the
bitter end, and will then sue the Mayor
for damages. The sentiment of the citi
zens soems to be with the Mayor,
AN AGED PIONEER.
Denth of Jesse James Reed He Wa
00 Years Old.
PENDLETON, Or., Sept. 16. Jesse
Jamea Reed died last Saturday, at the
age of 00 years. He was born in Ches
ter County, Pennsylvania, September 14,
3811. For 10 years "Uncle Jesse Reed"
had been a familiar figure In Pendleton.
He came West In 1832. The Western ter
minus of the railroad at that time was
Columbia, Pa., about halfway between
Philadelphia and Harrlsburg. He went
to California In 1S19, and engaged In min
ing for three years, then went to Aus
tralia, and remained there aix years. The
father of "Uncle Jesse'' was sent from
England by King James, eecreted In a
hogshead, and lived in the vicinity of
Philadelphia until he had attained the
age of 106 years. The only amusement
"Uncle Jesse" Indulged in during the
past few years was crlbbage, in which
game he waa an expert. HSs death took
place, at the County Hospital. He was
taken there several weeks ago for treat
ment, but died merely from the falling
of his powers through old age. Mr. Reed
was in the early days here a sheep man,
and acquired money enough to keep him
during the last years of his life, up to
the very last few weeks. He was a
steamboat captain on the Mississippi
River many years ago, and drew a pen
sion for service In the Mexlqan War. The
funeral took place Sunday.
HAD LIVED LONG IN OREGON.
Robert Roberts, Well-Known on
WOODBURN, Or., Sept. 10. Robert
Roberts, who died at Buttevllle Satur
day, was burled yesterday at the Gervais,
cemetery. HIa funeral was largely at-,
tended. He had resided In Oregon for
nearly a quarter of a century. He was an
Intimate friend of Oregon's most noted
living pioneer, the Hon. F. X, Mat
thieu. Mr. Roberts was born at St.
Hilalre, Quebec, Canada, May 10, 1823,
and died September li, 1901, aged 79 years.
He was married In Canada and came to
Oregon In 187S. His wife and 12 children
survive him; Lewis Roberts, Washington;
Andrew Roberts, Placervllle,Cal.: Joe, Al
fred, Marcus and Frederick, Buttevllle,
Or.; Mrs. Delwia Posier, Portland; Mrs.
Mel vena Taylor, Portland; Mrs. Mar
guerite DennLa, St. Hilalre, Canada; Miss
Rose Roberts, Seattle; Miss Elsie Roberts.
Buttevllle, and Mrs. Louisa Flnzer, wife
of Captain Edward W. Flnzer, of Wood
burn. Mr. Roberts was a well-known figure
on French Parlrie for many years.
CASE OF MRS. BOTK5N.
Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus
to Snprenic Court.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 16 The record of
the case of Mrs. Cordelia Botkln, was
filed today In the United States Supreme
Gourt. She Is under sentence of life im
prisonment, at San Francisco, for the
murder of Mrs. John P. Dunning, In
Delaware, three years ago, by sending
to her a box of poisoned candy. The pres
ent proceeding originates in a petition for
a writ of habeas corpus, based upon the
plea that her trial should have taken
place in Delaware, where Mrs. Dunning
died and not In California. The petition
was' denied by the State Court3 of Cali
fornia, and Mrs. Botkln brings the case
to the Supreme Court on a writ of
LE ROI MINE WILL OPEN.
Company Will Employ Seven 'Hund
red Men as Soon aa It Can.
R03SLAND, B. C, Sept. IS. The Le
Rol mine announces that It will open
during the coming week, and the com
pany is advertising for 700 men, 400 min
ers at $3 50 per day and SCO men to push
cars and shovel, at $2 50 per" day. The
flve-compartment shaft of the mine Is
already down to a depth of 1150 feet and
is under contract to be sunk to the 1300
foot level. The ore bodies are opened
up by levels from the surface to the 900
foot level and the output of the mine
when working will be 1000 tons daily.
The new machinery now ready to run
Is of the most modern type and the moat
powerful in British Columbia. The other
big mines in the campare also preparing
to start up immediately.
CLOTHING CAUGHT FIRE.
Girl In Hopyard Terribly Burned
She May Recover.
INDEPENDENCE. Or., Sept. 16. The
dress of Miss Florence Wlnnfred, of
King's Valley, caught fire at the Burton
hopyard, two miles north of this city,
late Saturday evening, and burned her in
a terrible manner. She was lmraedlately
brought to this city, where medical aid
could be secured, and there 13 a proba
ble chance of her recovering. She is
about IS years of age, and owing to her
parents being In meager circumstances,
a purse of $75 was made up in the hop
yard and turned over to them.
FIGHT IN A SALOON.
Use of Firearms Did Not Result Mor
NORTH YAKIMA, Sept. 16. In a. sa
loon affray this morning James Peasley,
a farmer, was shot three times by Henry
Wallen, a gambler. A bystander named
Brown was also shoL Neither was seri
ously hurt. In the fight Peaslee also
used a gun. He waa arrested with Wal
lon. He was fined ?30 by Judge Taggard,
and Wallon was fined $S3.
VANCOUVER BARRACKS, Sept. 16.
Captain William K. Janes received orders
yesterday from Washington relieving him
from duty with the Twenty-eighth In
fantry, and from Post Quartermaster, and
ordering him to join his regiment, the
Sixth Infantry, at Manila. Captain Janes'
position as Post Quartermaster will be
filled by Captain Charles S. Farnsworth.
who has lately arrived from Fort Egbert.
All officers of different regiments who
have been temporarily consigned to the
Twenty-eighth Infantry will shortly be
relieved and ordered to their proper sta
tions, their places having been filled by
the officers of the Twenty-eighth.
The following named recruits have
been assigned to the Thirty-third
company, Coast Artillery, at Fort
Canby: Conway Tucker, Claron Tucker,
Jamea Barnett, William Bright, John
Moran, Edward Dowllng, Earnest Duncan,
Charles Roche, Wlnfleld H. Loh, L. " L.
Lodde, Frank Tribbett, Fred Dawson,
Happy Hamilton, Boyd R. Riddle. Jesse
W. Jones-, Edwin Dusky, Mark Dusky,
Albert C. Gllmore, Thoma3 Marshly,
Charles Rlchman, Frank Schaeffer. Wil
liam E. Clancy, John A. Munns, Joseph
E. Ingerthorn, Benjamin A. Snead, Archie
Griffith, Otto D. Guffy, William E. Han
kens. Robert L. Brown. Robert H. Rhodes.
Thomas A. Huske, Frank A. Stanley and
William A. Miller have been assigned to
the Thirty-fourth Artillery at Fort Stev
ens. Snprenic Court Orders.
SALEM, Sept. 16. The following orders
were made In the Supreme Court today:
Ida M. Tobln et al., respondents, vs.
Portland Flouring Mills Company et al..
and James C. Black, appellants ordered
that Black's appeal be heard at same time
as appeal Jay Flouring Mill Company.
G. G. Warner, appellant, vs. Charles B.
Bruneau, respondent, two cases; appeals
dismissed upon stipulation, without coats.
J. A. Clemenson, respondent, vs. Guar
anty Savings St Loan Association, appel
lant; appellant allowed until October 1
to file abstract and until January 1 to
Charles Altschul, appellant, vs. Emmett
Clark, respondent; respondent's time to
file petition for rehearing extended 1?
CENTRALIA, Wash., Sept. 16. This city
presents a quiet appearance at present
on account of the absence from town of
a large number of people who are now
engaged In the hopflelds.
Tho Jackson Hotel building, formerly
on Tower avenue, has been moved to a
place near the depot, and will be made
a part of the Wisconsin Hotel.
Charles A. Bever, of this city, will be
one of the five National Guardsmen sent
by Company F to Portland this month
to compete at the Carnival for the marks
NORTH YAKIMA, Sept. 16. A Seattle
attorney last week settled all the claims
of farmers against the Seattle commis
sion firm of Hendrlx-Brlgga Company. Re
mittances for fruit were received by the
shippers from the same firm several days
ago after some delay. The settlements
for potatoes were not In full, but were
satisfactory to the consigners.
Permit to Tench.
SALEM, Sept. 16. The State Board of
Education today granted a state permit to
Gentry McHenry, of Waltervllle, who
came to Oregon with a state certificate is
sued in Texas.
Child Burned to Denth.
EVERETT, Wash., Sept. 16 Irving An
derson, the 3-year-old son of E. B. An
derson, was burned to death yesterday
He set his clothing afire while playing
Coal Company Organized.
ASTORIA, Or., Sept. 16. The Nehalem
Coal Company, owner of fhe coal fields
near tho mouth of the Nehalem River,
j when you
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perfected organization today by the elec
tion of W. H. Copeland president, W. J.
Cook secretary, and J. E. Higglns treas
urer. A force of men is now at work at
the mine, and the tug Vosburg has been
tmgagsd to brine the coal to Astoria. Jt
is the announced intention of the company
to carry on the development work aa
rapidly as possible, and during the prefi
ent week the working forco will be con
WASHINGTON. Sept. 16. Pensions havo
been granted as follows:
Oregon Original (War with Spain)
John Nolan, Portland. J6. Original wid
ows. Susan M. Wilson. Dayton, ?8.
Washington Increase, reinstatement. re
Issue, etc., David M. Page. Tacoma. $12..
Original widows, etc.. Catherine Clark.
Winlock. ?S: Sarah J. Watson, Monte
sano, $S. Original William C. Phillips.
Soldiers' Home. Ortlng, JSl Frederick Hilt,
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Banked Up by the Surf. X
ASTORIA, Or.. Sept. 16. The mouth of
Elk Creek, a stream which flows into thd
ocean at? Cannon Beach, has been entire
ly closed by the action of the heavy swell
that has broken on the beach durinc tha
past week. There is very little water
running In the stream, so the- mouth will
not be forced open unt'll the Winter rains
Gun Carriages Arrived.
ASTORIA. Or., Sept. 16. Two gun car
riages for 10-inch disappearing guns ar
rived at Fort Stevens from the East today
and will be placed in position at the forts.
The guns have not yet arrived.
Fishery Worlc in Coast Strennin.
ASTORIA. Or.. Sept. 16. Deputy Fish
Warden Bultman left today for Lane
County to take charge of the Fish Com.
mission's work on the various coast
Received at Anylum.
SALEM. Sept. 16. Rosena Bortt, aged
73 years, was received at the asylum to
day from Myrtle Point.
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