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OFFICIAL STORY OF PLOT
TO OVERTURX CANADIAN
RULE ON THE TUKON.
United" State and Ganada Had
Agreed tcAct Together in Case
of a Rebellion.
OTTAWA, Ont, Nov. 22. Tho story of
the plot to overthrow Canadian rule In
the Yukon, based upon official reports to
the Minister of the Interior, follows:
"About three weeks ago tho police at
Dawson, under the direction of Superin
tendent Woods, shadowed a man whom
they thought was a suspicious character.
The police got into this man's confidence,
and he Anally disclosed a plot which, ho
said, 2ad been formed by people at Skag
way and Seattle. The idea was to rush
the posts In the lower part of the Yukon,
and then take possession of the country.
The conspirators reckoned upon the
American citizens In the Yukon not as
sisting the Canadian authorities, so that
the raid, In their opinion, would be com
paratively an easy matter.
"News of the plot was quickly sent
from Dawson to White Horse, and the
police there 60on bad under surveillance
all suspicious characters. Tho headquar
ters of the conspiracy was located at
Skagway, and It was ascertained who the
characters associated with it were and
where tho papers bearing upon the plot
were kept. There was nothing, however,
to stow any overt act of treason to the
United States or 2anada, consequently
the authorities could not take any pro
ceedings. Canadian officers went down to
Skagway, nevertheless, and consulted
with United States officers, and concerted
action was agreed upon in case of neces
sity. In tho meantime tho persons con
nected with tho plot were closely
All the facts in tho possession of the
Interior Department regarding tho alleged
conspiracy were made public today. Offi
cials hero do not take a serious view of
On September 21 Controller Fred White,
of tho Mounted Police, was advised by
Superintendent Primrose, of Dawson, of a
report from Seattle that some scheme was
being concocted to seize Canadian terri
tory la tho Yukon. 'On the 25tb - Mr.
White again received a message from Su
perintendent Primrose saying he was un
able to confirm tho report, although cir
cumstances tended to confirm his sus
picions. On September 21 Superintendent
Primrose again wired that his previous
cipher message referred to the disputed
territory and tho Dalton trail, and that ho
was writing. Superintendent Primrose's
letter was received October 7. It stated
that ho bed been unable to confirm cur
It appears that a man named H. Greght
had told at Dawson that he knew of a
conspiracy against the government; that
Greght had been shadowed by the police,
and it was discovered that he told several
stories about himself. He had been In
Dawson about a month. Greght, It was
said by a member of tho Mounted Police,
had been In the grocery business In
Butte, Mont. Nothing more was heard
from there until November 4, when Con
troller Fred White received tho following
telegram from Superintendent Wood, of
"Snyder reports having discovered
whereabouts In Skagway of papers relat
ing to conspiracy to seize territory. United
States refuses to secure unless Snyder
makes affidavit as to conspirators. This,
of course, ho cannot do. Am satisfied
such conspiracy exists."
The police were also trying to locate a
man named Short, who had been men
tioned as having knowledge of a conspir
acy. IT WAS BORJf AT DAWSON.
More of tho Conspiracy to Over
throw Canadian Rule on Yukon.
SEATTLE, Nov. 22. The Times prints
me ionowins irom victoria, B. c.:
There was an organized conspiracy to
seize Dawson, secure the barracks of the
Isorthwest mounted police, with their
arms and ammunition, loot the banks and
pillage the metropolis of the rich North
ern gold fields. These facts are confirmed.
James Seeley, formerly of this city, and
now head of the secret service of the
Northwest mounted police, is in tho city,
and says that not only was there a conl
spiracy to overthrow Canadian rule In
the Yukon and loot Dawson, but the
scheme hatched by the conspirators was
a very feaslblo one, and had its exist
ence not been discovered by the secret
service of tho Yukon and nipped in the
bud, the raiders could have accomplished
their purpose, and, after taking Dawson,
could have held that place and the Yukon
for six weeks or two months.
The conspiracy was born at Dawson,
and had a branch at Skagway, out no
existence in any other point to the south
of Skagway, although efforts were made
to secure tho assistance of pro-Boer sym
pathizers in Seattle and other points in
the United States. It was at Dawson that
tho plot was made last Summer. Several
American Fenians who had drifted to
Dawson got together and formed an or
ganization which was called the Order of
the Midnight Sun. A number of others
were gathered la. and the order mw un
til there were several hundred adherents
in September, when the members of the
secret service in the Yukon became aware
of its existence.
ELKS MEMORIAL DAT. .
Ralph E Moody Will Deliver the Ad-
dress at Salem.
SALEM, Nov. 22. Salem Lodge, No. 336,
B. P. O. E., has completed arrangements
for -the annual memorial exercises to be
held In honor of the deceased members of
the order. The services will be conducted
in the lodgeroom in the I. O. O. F. tem
ple, on Sunday afternoon, December J, and
invitations are being Issued. The memo
rial address will be delivered by Ralph E
Moody, of Portland.
The programme of exercises will be as
m. ,. .. B'.p - E- orchestra.
t... ,. .. B- F. O. E. orchestra.
Duet "Hark. Hark. My Soul" ...V.W'shelley
Miss Lona White and Mrs. Charles H.
, A , Hinges. .
Exalted Ruler F. W. Durbln. """
.Prayer .........r.... ............
-r ,, Rev. W. C Kantne'r.
c , .. . - E Moody.
Solo "Holy CUy"
Readlng-.nas6.8. H;..H!.8;. ..'.'.""
Selection ....?.I!S.B..f!,.,t..f-. '
o,... i. ., Stalwart Quartet.
A BLESSIXG TO THE LOGGERS.
Heavy Rains WilT Permit of the
Rnnnlng of Many Log.
ASTORIA, Nov. 22,-The heavy rain
storm of last night and today is a bless
ing to the loggers- In thl3 district, as the
freshet will enable them to bring their
logs down to tidewater. It Is estimated
that there are about 20,000.000 feet of logs
In the streams in this vicinity ready td
De floated down. The number of feet In
the various streams Is as follows: Lewis
and Clark, 7,000,000; Necanlcum. 5.0W.W3:
ioung's River. 2,000.000; Gray's River
4,000,000, Crooked Creek, 2,000,000. '
Will Not Accept Nominations.
n?0 ,be pessary for the Republican
vltj Central Committee to fill a number
or vacancies in the ticket nominated yes
terday. A. Schernecker, who was select
ed as the candidate for Mayor, has re
fused the nomination on the ground of Ill
health. He was also nominated by the
Citizens for Councilman from the Second
Ward, which office he at present holds
Martin Foard, who w nnmin.if ,-,.
the Republicans for Police Commissioner, I
haa declined tho position for bigness rea- f
sons, it is understood that there will be
other -withdrawals from the Republican
GAS AT ONTARIO.
It TVaa Straclc by Men Drilling for
j, Oil Well Will Be "Shot."
ONTARIO. Or.. Nnv. 22 A trnvl final
ity of gas was struck yesterday in the
oil woll being drilled near here. It was
at once lighted and burned continuously
throughout the night. Drilling has been
discontinued and arrangements are being
made to "shoot" the well.
The gas comes up through about 1000
feet of water. The strike Is iust outside
the great belt where oil 1b said to exist,
and it Is not improbable that another few
hundred feet on the bottom of Ontario's
well will open the deposit for which the
Vale people are looking. The shooting of
the well will take place In a day or two.
Tho townspeople who have subscribed to
tho deep oil well here are greatly exer
cised at tho gas strike, and are willing
to go deeper. If the result la not more
than satisfactory at the UOO-foot mark.
Oregon Mining: Stock Exchange.
Adams Mountain 24
noiuiift-aiciuflurBB iguaranieeaj ...144
Gold Hill & Bohemia ..
Lost Horse 2
aumnter consolidated 2 3
2250 Copperopolls 15
IMOCarlbou ...I 2
1000 Lost Horse v 214
SPOKANE. Nov. 22. The closing quotations
of mining stocks:
Morrison 1 2V4
Prin. Maud .. 2S 2ft
Amer. Boy .
Deer Trail .
Gold Ledge .
L. P. Surp..
L. Dreyfus ..
WUlip iJ 20
. 3V1 4
. 4$ C
. OVi 10
Republic . . .
Mtn. Uon ...23H 2VA
Morn. Glory.. 1
SAN FRANCISCO, Noy. 22.-Offlclal closrlng
quotatlons of mining stocks:
Alta $o 06Moxlcan SO 10
Belcher DiOcoldental Con ... 4
Beet & Belcher... Ophlr 80
Caledonia 22iOverman 3
Challenge Con ... lGJPotosl 4
ChoUar 5Saago 5
Confidence 70 Sierra Nevada ... 10
Con. Cal. &Va... 1 60SUver Hill 32
Crown Point 2IStandard 3 25
Gould & Curry... 7(Unlon Con 12
Hale & Norcrosa. 18Utah Con 1
NEW TORK. Nov. 22. Mining stocks today
closed as follows:
Adams Con $0 18, Little Chief $0 12
Alice 45 Ontario 0 50
Breeoe OOiOphlr , 75
Brunswick Con .. 11
Comstock Tunnel. C
Con. Cal. & Va... 1 55
Deadwood Terra.. 50
Horn Silver 1 00
Iron Sliver GO!
Sierra Nevada ... 8
Small Hopes 40
Standard 3 05
Leadville Con ... 51
BOSTON, Nov. 22 Closing1 quotations:
Adventure S 22 OOlOscoola 100 00
Alloues 4 50Parrott 37 00
Amalgamated.. 86 O0Qulncy 150 00
Baltic 40 OOiSanta Fe Cop... 4 50
Cal. & Hecla... 670 OOiTamarack 287 00
Centennial .... 15 50Trlmountaln .... 44 00
Copper Range. 64 00Trlnlty 23 25
Dominion Coal.. 46 50 Utah 22 12
Franklin 16 COJVlctorla 8 75
Mohawk 47 501 Wolverines 50 50
Old Dominion.. 26 70 1
Rich Body of Ore Uncovered.
GRANT'S PASS, Nov. 22. A body- of
ore has been uncovered at a depth of 200
feet in the Nlghthawk mine, In the Water
Gulch district, 25 miles east of here, that
Is proving fabulously rich. The pay
chute uncovered has a width of 13 inches,
and sets nearly vertical. Several tons of
the ore that have been taken out went
?94 to the ton, free gold and sulphurets.
Eighty tons have bceu removed from the
strike that have milled S75 per ton. None
of the base rock In the vein runs less
than $22. The Nlghthawk Is a new propo.
Mnlhcnr and Harney County Men
Will Hereafter Pool Their Clip.
ONTARIO, Or., Nov. 22. Organization
of the Malheur and Harney County Wool
growers' Association was effected here
yesterday. Thomas Tumbull was elected
president and E, H. Test secretary and
treasurer. Hereafter the wool of these
two counties will be controlled by this as
sociation, and auction sales will prevail.
Heretofore the wool has been held here
for months until buyers could be given
their time to look Into the matter.
Nerr Blooded Cattle Ranch.
N. U. Carpenter, cashier of the First
National Bank here, has purchased some
good farm property and rented contigu
ous pasture lands for a long term of
years, and is bringing in some blooded
stock cattle from Eastern States, and
will breed some very fine animals. He is
Joined In this by Mr. Schilling, of WaslW
ington, D. C.
Witnesses Against Ballict Leave.
BAKER CITY, Nov. 22. The witnesses
in the Balllet case, which comes up for
trial before the "United States District
Court at Des Moines, la., on November
23, left yesterday to be present at tho
opening of court next Monday. The wit
nesses from this city are J. T. Donnelly,
cashier of the First National Bank; B. T.
Potter, Pqstmaster; Ira NIchola. James
Balsley, C. H. Stuller and Fred S. Lack.
This is the second trip these gentlemen
have made to Des Moines in connection
with this trial. The case was set for
hearing last May, but was postponed at
the request of the defendant The charge
against L,etson Balllet, tho defendant, is
using the United States malls for
Teachers' Institute at Dallas.
DALLAS, Or., Nov. 21 The second day
of tho Polk County Teachers' Institute
was marked by an Increased attendance.
Superintendent Robinson, of Multnomah
County, and Professor S. Y. Glllan, of
Milwaukee, Wis., were the principal
Dr. G. M. Gaston spoke at the City Hall
tonight on "Yosemlte, God's Own Cathe
dral." This lecture was under the aus
pices of the Dallas Library Association,
and was arranged for as a treat to the
visiting teachers. It was Indeed a treat.
Welcome Rain for Wheat District.
MORO, Or., Nov. 22. After a long dry
spell, which caused farmers to feel un
easy as to the coming wheat crop. This
section yesterday had a fine warm rain,
which will place tho young grain beyond
danger of freezing out. There Is an un
usually large acreage of Summer fallow
seeded to wheat this season in Sherman
County, and, owing to the present rain
and other favorable conditions, the pros
pects for a large yield of Fall-sown
grain were never better.
Supreme Court Coses Set for Trial.
SALEM, Or., Nov. 22. J. J. Murphy,
Clerk of the Supreme Court, today set
cases for hearing as follows:
State of Oregon vs. O'Day and L.
Tarpley, Montgomery vs. Smith, Decem
x Miller vs. Homaker, Knight vs. Ho
maker, December S.
Pacific Coast Biscuit Company vs. J.
Dugger, December 4.
Singer Manufacturing Company vs.
Driver, December 5.
Portland Man Gets the Contract
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22. -A contract
has been awarded to Fred 'A. Rlckson", of
Portland, for tearing down the old In
dian school building at Umatilla and re
placing the same with a brick Rtriintiiro
to accommodate 125 pupils. The contract
jjiitu ui mis worK is -try sz.
Pioneer of Douglas County.
ROSEBURG, Or., Nov. 22.-A. Love, a
plonoer of Douglas County, died near
Wilbur today, aged a year& He left three
THE MORKIKG OBEGONIAN, SATUEDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1001.
FIRST TRAIN PULLS IN
"WASHINGTON & OREGON COMES
PUFFING INTO VANCOUVER.
Freight Will Be Carried to Kalauia
at Once Line Is Sore to Be Ex
tended to Portland.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Nov. 22. The
first locomotive and construction train
over the Washington & Oregon Railway
pulled into the city limits at about 3
o'clock this afternoon. This does not
mean, however that the roid between
here and Kalama has been completed.
Only a few unites between Lewis River
and Fullda, in Clark County, has been
ballasted, and It will be some time before
the remainder of the line can be ballasted.
There are also two steel bridges to be com
pleted on tho line one across Salmon I
NESTOR, OF THE WALLA WALLA VALLEY DEMOCRACY
J. O. MARCKLEY.
1 '' ' "mTmmm'mps7srT(iHmt
e..t $ $
Creek, which will be finished about Febru
ary 1, and the other across Lewis Rlvor,
which will not be in condition for trains
to cross before March 1.
It Is the purpose of the management,
however, to begin "carrying freight over
the line at once, and to put passenger
trains In operation eome time next month,
temporary crossings having been provided
across Lewis River and Salmon Creek.
Manager Rice says the extension of tho
road to Portland by means of a bridge
across the Columbia at this point is a
practical certainty. Congress will be
asked to grant a franchise for the bridge
at tho coming session, and as soon as
this authority is obtalnqd tho work of con
struction will be commenced.
GOVERNOR MAY PARDON THEM.
Three Murderers Likely to Be Set
Free About Chrltttntas Time.
OLYMPIA, Wash., Nov. 22. It Is prob.
able that Governor John R. Rogers will
about Christmas time commute or shorten
the sentences of three men now serving
time In tho state penitentiary at Walla
Walla, having been convicted of murder.
One of them Is John Hum, who, with '
nis motner, was sent to prison for life
from Walla Walla for having, In territor
ial days, set fire to their home to recover
Insurance money. An Inmate of the house
was burned to death. Hum's mother,
Mrs. Nancy Piles, died of consumption
recently, after having been pardoned.
Hum's wife and son live somewhere In
Harry Miler, known as convict 400, sent
up from Tacoma for life for killing Ws
room-mate, Is one of the men likely to be
pardoned. He said when convicted that
ho came home and found his room-mate
rifling his trunK. They had a struggle,
and the room-mate tried to kill Miller.
The latter overpowered and killed him.
James Robinson, of Snohomish, who Is
now 70 years of ace. had trouble 12 wsrs
ago with, a neighbor. Ths latter hnA him
down, and was standing over him with an
axe. Robinson's son and anotherboy
came along. They had been hunting. In
response to Roblnaon's cries they shot and
killed the neighbor. Robinson went to
jail for 19 years. The boys also served
terms, but were later pardoned. One vio
lated the parole law and was returned to
The trial Judge and Prosecuting Attor
ney In each caso have recommended ex-,
ecutlve action In favor o the prisoners.
CHILD RETURNED TO GUARDIAN.
Supreme Court Rules Against a
OLYMPIA, Wash., Nov. 22.-A case that
nus agtiaiea tne superior Court of Thurs
ton County and the Supreme Court was
settled this evening by the latter body.
Several -weeks ago Mrs. Esther M. Grant
made application to the Supreme Court
for a writ of hebeas corpus for the pos
session of her Infant son, Gilbert M.
Grant, who has been In the possession of
Thomas N. Frather, of this county, for
several months past, having been placed
there by the bay's father, because of the
alleged fact that the mother was mentally
and physically Incapable of caring for
him. The higher court referred the mat
ter to the Superior Court for the taking
of testimony. The trial Judge Anally re
p?$?d 1" favor of the mother having tho
child. The fathor then forcibly took pos
session of the cKUd from Its temporary
guardian, and was summoned to appear
to answer for contempt of the Supreme
Cuur. A.th,s Juncture the court made
Sheriff Mills guardian of the child, and
since then the Sheriff has had the baby
In charge. This evening the Supreme
Court Issued an order to the Sheriff com
manding him to return the child to
Prather, the former guardian, without
costs to either party to the long-drawn-out
ORDERED TO HONOLULU.
Chief Surgeon Glrnrd Will Soon
Leave Vancouver Barracks.
VANCOUVER BARRACKS Nov 22
Colonel Joseph B. Glrard, chief surgeon
of the Department of the Columbia, has
been ordered to Honolulu to take charge
of the medical department there. Dr
Gerard has been In this department a
little over five months, having been or
dered from St. Louis to Vancouver Bar
racks upon the death of Louis Tesson
Fielding L. Polndexter, of Virginia, who
was a private In the Second Oregon Vol
unteers, has been appointed a Second
Lleutenant-at-Large in the Artillery
Major William F. Tucker, paymaster
has been granted a leave of absence for
one month, beginning December 1.
Captain Walter A. Bethel, besides his
duties as Acting Judge-Advocate will
take charge of the engineer office at'these
Another Dally Paper for Olympla.
OLYMPIA. Wash., Nov. 22,-OlympIa Is
to have another dally paper the Recorder
-January 1. The publisher will be J. Al
lan Hornsby, a well-known newspaper
man, who Is backed by a number of well
910,000 Cash Ball Forfeited.
EVERETT, Wash., Nov. 22.-In the Su
perior Court today a decree by default
was rendered by Judge Denney to plain
tiff in the case of the Puget Sound He
ductioa Company vs. H, G. Kllnze, ac-
cused of defrauding the smelter of S2S37 33
by the manipulation of low-grade gold
ore so as to, make It assay many times
above Its- real value. The defendant also
forfeited $10,000 cash ball. The defend
ant sold tho reduction company three car
loads of ore by sample from his prop1
ertles in Colorado.
Pleaded Guilty to- Horsestealing.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Nov. 22. John
M. Toy, who was arrested at Grass Val
ley, Or., Wednesday, and brought here
last evening to answer to the charge of
horsestealing, pleaded guilty to the
charge In the Justice Court here today.
He was held to answer in the Superior
Court, where he says It Is also his inten
tion to enter a plea of guilty. He will
probably be arraigned In the higher court
High Water Canses Boom to Break.
CHEHALIS, Wash., Nov. 22. Last
night's heavy downpour of rain caused
high water In the Chejialis River, result
ing today In the boom of Chandler Bros.,
at Dryad, breaking. Fourteen hundred
cords of shlnglo bolts will come down to
PERRY, Wash., Nov. 22. In
Perry resides J. C. KarcUley, the
nestor of the Walla Walla Valley De
mocracy. He was born in Illinois in
1823. He came to Portland -via Salt
Lake and down the Umatilla River
In 1850, where he worked at car
pentering two years for McDonall
& Hlgfftnffs, From there he went to
The Dalles, and helped to construct
the military post under Quartermas
ter Forsythe and Captain Jourdan.
Thenco he chanced his location to
Rock Creek, B. ti., and the Oka
nosan country and Kootenai. For
tune not smlilner upon him", he en
tered the cattle business, finally
celling out to Jpe Freeman (Pcrtu
gucsfl Joe), and purchased the Fa.
louse ferry, on Snake River, where
ho has lived since, Mr. Marckley
is a stalwart Democrat, and his
advice is always considered in the
councils of his narty, which he Is
ever ready to assist financially, Ho
has an Independent fortune, and his
puree Is always open for charitable
purposes. He Is universally loved
and respected throughout the Walla
Chehalls as a result Thoalr.dlcatlons are
tonight that E. A. Frost's shlnglo mill
here will go out before morning. -
Rnrnl Delivery Routes,
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22.-Three free
rural delivery routes will go Into opera
tion at Spokane, Wash., January 1, with
R. B. Payne, E. E, Van Hock and G.
B. Powell as carriers. These troutcs will
servo a population of 1G0O. and will dis
continue offices at Paradise and Moran.
KELSO, Wash., Nov. 21 The heavy
rains of last night and today will cause
the streams In this vicinity to rise enough
to allow of the floating of at least 20,000,
000 feet of logs.
H. D. Reeves, of Port Townsend, Wash.,
will establish a creamery here.
HOQUIAM, Wash., Nov. 22. Good prog
ress Is being made on the hall being con
structed here by the Commercial Club.
The hall will be 80x100 feet in Elze, and
two stories high.
Four GnlnpagroH Turtles Hatched.
BERKELEY, Cal., Nov. 22. Four Gala
pagos turtles, which are the only ones of
their specie In the United States, have
been hatched at the Agricultural build
ing of the University of California. Two
years ago a pair pf turtles were present
ed to the university, but It was only four
months ngo that tho female deposited
eggs In the earth. The grown turtles
weigh 400 and 500 pounds.
Frenhct Carries Ont a Dam.
DALLAS. Or., Nov. 22. Heavy rains in
this vicinity last night caused all the
streams to rise, and Indications tonight
are favorable for more Oregon mist. Tho
west end of Riley & Coad's dam in the
Creole, near here, was carried out, and
It Is expected that more damage will re
sult before tho freshet Is oyer. The dam
carried out afforded power for a sash
and door and a grist mill,
PACIFIC UNIVERSITY, Forest Grove,
Nov. 22. An excellent recital was ren
dered In Marsh Hall chapel tonight un
der tho auspices of the conservatory of
music by Miss Ruth Rogers, Instrumental
Instructor; Miss Burr, violin; Mrs. Frank
Raley, of Portland, vocalist. Notwith
standing the unfavorable weather the at
tendance was large, and each number
evoked hearty applause.
Officers Brand Reports at False.
PENDLETON, Nov. 22.-Offlcers brand
as false the reports that many cattle
"rustlers" tlnfesjt the country south of
Pendleton. It Is not true that a reign of
terror Is on in the range country. On the
contrary, stock Is unusually secure from
predatory gangs of thieves that once op
erated throughout Eastern Oregon, Wash
ington and Idaho.
CINCINNATI, Nov. 22,-Judge S. W.
Smith, of the Court of Common Pleas,
today Issued a temporary restraining order
In the application of the Anchor Carriage
Company, enjoining 'its striking employes
from all acta of violence, and from all In
terference with the business of the com
pany. The order Is made specific, and
does not prohibit peaceable persuasion to
Induce workmen to refuse to take the
places of strikers, but it prohibits all
picketing and like measures tending to
have the effect of intimidation.
MOODY ALMOST DECIDED
AS TO ajAN HE FAVORS FOR POSTT
MASTER AT BAKER CITY.
Contest Hob Narroyred MJDovfn to
Three Men Appointment Will
Soon Be Made.
BAKER CITY. Nov. 22,-Reproientatlve
Moody announced this evening that he
,iust &h.out decided upon the man who
would receive his recommendation for the
?? nJmen ot Postmaster at Baker
-.ity. Mr. Moody declined to give any
names. He did Bay. .however, that the
race lay between three men. The mim-
if t candWfUe Is about 15. To thdse
who have followed the contest closely. It
Is believed tha threo men are B. T. Pot
ter, the present Incumbent; W. J. Lachner
ana j. Moomaw. Asked when the ap
pointment would be made, Mr. Moody
SSI? : a10rtly attcr Congress meets. I
will confer with Senators Mitchell and
Simon on reaching Washington, and wc
Vr e aeciae tne matter."
Mr. Moody arrived in Baker City late
last night. This forenoon he met the
several candidates for the Postmastershlp.
He then conferred with the business men,
politicians, members of the bar rd other
m,nj5nrt B,ak.er C,ty folk- Wl ho had
concluded his labors he spoke as hereto
fore stated, adding by way of explanation:
I shall not use this position to further
my own interests. If the people of Baker
city want a man who Is Opposed to my
re-election, I will recommend him. I want
the appointment to prpmote harmony and
strength in the Republican ranks of Baker
Mr. Moody left for his homo at The
Dallca this evpnlng. He will leave for
Washington, P. c, Monday.
WORK FOR THE 19O5 FAIR
Let It Not Be Said There Are Any
"LaegardB In Oregon.
The Ontario (Or.)"Argus prints the fol
lowing clear-cut article on the LcIs
and Clark Centennial:
It is safe to say that It Is not even yet
generally known to the people of that
portion of our country, known In the days
of Jefferson as the Louisiana Purchase
that a great fair in honor of the explor
ers Lewis and Clark of said region Is
now In serious contemplation, so little
have the nqwspapers of this vast terri
tory had to say about it. This Is not so
much because they do not Intend to take
an active interest "later on" .and labor
for the highest and most gratifying .suc
cess of tho fair as Jt Is due fo a marked
peculiarity of human nature. Enthusi
asm is as muoh of an element of success
in great Public dcmonctrntlnnB na ovm.
ktlve ability and business scnae; and cn-
wjutuwjm is aDout as hard to get on long
time, even with absolute, sepurlty, as the
necessary cash itsolf, and possibly harder.
Ninateen-hundrcd-flve sounds like the day
t Jsrosnt: to roost people. No one
v. Ls of layJnS aslde a dollar now with
whloh to pay a debt In 1805. Why?
Debtor and creditor both shall have "gone
glimmering," perchance, Jong before that
U(7ie, But this Is not the way to look
ven the common affairs of life in the
fooe much less a great experiment. En
jnuslasm will "come to the rescue" as
the good work proceeds, in fact, the
healthy enthusiasm that naturally comes
of well-directed efforts In a great cause
fraught with far-reaching results Is best
because most lasting, and freest from re
action and its discouragements.
What Newspapers Shonld Do.
Our newspapers then should tak nn tha
work In a systematic way. Let us not
dejay. At present Eastern papers are
making more note of tho coming event
in inn papers more directly interested.
Let us; begin before we discourage them.
Already they have given us an earnest
support of the advertising we may expect
at the hands of their generous and able
Lot everybody favor the fair, and favor
no other In the, meantime. Let every one
becomo informed as to what is to be done
and inform his friends In the East through
the natural channel of correspondence.
Mall them copies of your home papers fre
quently, or, better still, arrange with ycur
editor for an extra subscription for them
at reduced rates. Evey family In Oregori
the whole Northwest, for that matter
should secure for 7 cents the beautiful
62-page Oregonlan Handbook and send It
to some friend or prospective visitor to
This Is a work In which every one can
do something. We need not wait for mpn
with their millions. We need, not wait for
legislative enactments. Think of the vast
aggregate of lasting results if each indi
vidual in this great West, including the
very school children, does all he can, and
in a systematic way, for the next four
years. Think of Its effect on our unde
veloped resources, on our' schools, our
society, the many conveniences and com
forts of life. This requires no large
amount of capital, and exacts but a small
portion of each one's time. It requires no
great financiering. Leave that to the
magnates. Do not worry about the finan
cial success of the great fair. Let the
.stockholders do that unpleasant and un
necessary thing. Do not wjorry about the
banks, Lt u? trust to their sense of fair
ness to do their part. Do not worry
about the railroads. They will put more
Into the enterprise than all other sources
combined "by reduced excurelon rutes, th
circulation of many tons of carefully com
piled statistics of resources, every spe
cies of handsomely Illustrated literature
In fine, all that goes to make up four
years of advertising on an exceptionally
grand scale. Let us th?n do oqr duty as
the great common people, the salt of tho
earth, says Holy Writ.
What People Should Do.
What you and I need to do Is to wake
up to the importance of the great enter
prise and show our individual loyalty to
a most deserving cause, and our devotion
as never before to every Interest of our
native or adopted West Let us be
ashamed, rather, to say wo are doing
nothing In honor of tho great explorers
Lewis and Clark. The Northwest hab
.!.? : ng W,nc "M MdThedford's Black-Draught and 1 feel like a different woman already? lam ointf to
Srm,Hi.,lSiy?i?r.n,utd,cfntSn1lL ai? n, livUl$ vtry sufferlns woman to use them. Several ldfes here ktcp
tne medicine Jn their homes all the time. I have tliree girij and they are wins It with me. Mrs. KATE BROWDER.
The coming of womanhood Is the great functional crisis of a woman's life. Mothers who recall
the b0Vef Ft eriCnC" W makC CVery drrt 0 that thdf dauShten mect jt "5ht Glrb who to
at the age of puberty, develop into healthy, attractive women. The Wine helps a girl fo form cor
rect menstrual habits, and upon her early menstrual habits depends iht health she will have for all her
It relieves her of headache and backache and irregular periods, so common at this time. Under
Its nothing influence she quietly adds the dignity of womanhood to the freshness and charm of sirl
KtJUi'i n0hocK t0 J"? jcnaitlve yjknu For every trying crisis in a woman's life Wine of Cardti is
the medicine to use. All druggists sell $1.00 bottles of Wine of Cardui.
, . . , . .
rf-J 1 , refum y.J? a 0Hsand
rkht. After four month's treatment
Now she welShs more than ever. She
r.r l!!5 "5d
comparatively few incompetents, and we
want to see laggards as scarce for the
next four years as hens' teeth. It will
SSXiS? ,ad!L' .re.-"r? ?.notr
united effort of the whole West. We have
-rr--? ff I'm jj.auiv ILai'JJ. fur UIC
long neeacd concerted action. We have
Ions needed a slogan and a common roily,
ijig-polnt. First by legislative enactmen.
arid now "by common consent, we may suy
Portland, Or,, Is1 the common rallylng
point. and our slogan is tho Lewis and
Olark Centennial Exposition, and in this
the whole Western Empire will take parr.
We will simply co-opera to and do col
lectively what we should have dbne long
since lndlvlduallyr-get our friends to come
And ee our country and Its boundless re
sources, lta actualities. Its possibilities;
come and see Its people, its schools
and churches, it business methods;
come and see our fertile prairies and the
storehouses ot oar rich hills and moun
tains; come and enjoy our unrivaled scen
ery, our beautiful .skies and restful nights;
come and taste as delicious fruit as e'er
blessed Pomona's fulrest garden and
Ceres golden fields; come and taste the
ozone of our pure atmosphere, taste our
great variety of mineral waters and taste
the pure waters fresh from tho cool crys
tal fountains of the everlasting hills. We
want them to come and see our lovely
I mountain streams and our beautiful riv
ers mat, as tney go "softly calling to the
sea," are likewise Imploring capital and
enterprise to harness their powers with
the lightning and turn their wast.ng en
ergies to the account of man.
In all this let us remember that one vis
itor to our 1303 fair Is worth more to the
Northwest than 10, or possibly 20. times
the number visiting the great Eastern
fairs could reasonably be to the overcapi
talized, densely crowded East. Let ua
remember that our direct financial gains
will far exceed thelTs In proportion to
amount Invested; let us remember that
our Increased trade with tho Orient In
consequence of this great exposition will
certainly compare favorably with the In
creased trade of the. East with the South
American states due to her great fairs,
finally. Itit U3 remember that the Indirect
benefits accruing to any section of the
East from her mammoth fairs Is incon
sequential when compared with the Indi
rect benefits we shall receive from the
Lewia and Clark Centennial Expot,ltion
throughout the entire West. The four
years of systematic pre-cenrnn'al adver
tising, and. better still, the many years
of postcentennlal publishing, In store for
us from the many thousands of delighted
visitors, the Increased population, capital,
energy, new enterprises and social advan
tages are simply incomparable and incal
culable. Then hero's to you, boys, for the
greatest possible enduring, substantial
success of the "Where Rolls the Oregon,
the Lewis and Clark Centennial American
Pacific Exposition and Oriental Fair."
NOT A PANACEA.
Alms of Direct Legislation Defined
by a Supporter,
ALBANY. Or., Nov721. (To the Editor.)
While the writer agrees with much you
have said In your articles, appearing in
the dally of the 18th Inst., roating td
direct legislation, yet your statement
hardly prevents the views of the members
of the league. None of them has an
idea that direct legislation 13 a panacea
for all political Us. In fact their pre
sentation of the advantage which they
hope to secure from the enactment or
tho proposed constitutional amendment
has been 00 mlldy drawn that it has been
a question whether a more vigorous cam
paign would not rouse popular interest
to a greater degree. Bo that as it may,
we have no desire to play euch a part,
and -If wo secure the passage of the Jaw,
it will be because the people honestly be
lieve that it will prove an Improvement
over tlje present conditions.
We think that the peoDle are safer
with the veto power In thdr own hands,
as it will prevent thp passage of vicious
legislation to a certain extent, and will
correct some bad laws after passage. We
do not believe the referendum will bo
used extensively, for legislators will hes
itate to pass las which they know will
be disapproved, if referred to the people.
The Interests which push Taws for private
or corporate benefit will be careful In
spending time and money to secure the
passage of such laws, if the people can
As to the initiative,, a law will be ur
gently demanded before that part of tho
law will be used, for It requires con
siderable effort to secure the necessary
names to a petition.
We think that the law will give the
press more influence, because It will open
a field for djscuesion outside partisan pol
itics. I think the assertion is safe, that
no law can stand under its operation,
which 1b attacked by a number of Influen
As to tho expense, we had a reference
of four proposed changes at our last
election. The additional expense can
readily be determined from the cost in
that Instance. c. C. HOGUE.
Complained of Excessive Duty.
NEW YORK, Nov. 22.-Flfty per cent
duty was assessed at this port on a sculp
ture Imported recently by H. C. Have
meyer. It was a "Madonna and Child,"
by MIno de Flesola, of the 15th century,
and was Invoiced at 60,000 lire, or 510,965.
Mr. Havemeyer appealed to the board of
classification of the general appraisers,
saying the duty was excessive. Most of
the figure of the Madonna Is In alto
relievo, but the hesd and neck and the
child aro "In the round." The board here-
tofore has held that the terms "statues"
and "statuary" aro limited to figure, In
full relief or "In tho round" altogether.
This vjew however, was controverted at
a recent hearing by Jonathan Scott Hart
ley and other experts. The board found
that the article was statuary, and under
the agreement with Italy it will come In
at only 15 per cent duty.
Flea for Stricter Game Ln-iv.
BALEM. Nov. 21. (To the Editor.) An
Oregonlan writer marvels at the small pro
portion or native game blrd3 seen In the
market as compared with Mongolian
pheasants. The native pheasant, grouse
and quail are almost extlnctv and the
Chinese pheasant will soon follow them
If our game laws are not made more
stringent. Most of us remember when
Stanton Depot, Term., June 8, 1900.
thanks for what Wine of Cardui has done for my daughter. She is uo and all
the doctors had ddne her no ood. She fell In welshTfrom 128 m J0?ni?,n
is takhuj tr e wlneyet but she his only mti I sbc boS. TTHEWSlSfe
)l tratnre. address, rlrlnr symptotat. "Tho Ladles' Adrtsorr
uo aanMopga ooioina tympany, Caattanooga,
l S W5r
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table Gom&oundm TmbIp let
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ing it -" I do not heiievo it
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v Your Vegetable Compound re
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gggs Backache loft me after Uxkijif
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MllS. SAKAII IIOLSTEIK,
3 Davis Block, Gorham St., Lowell. Man.
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Extrome Lassitude, "don't care" and
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Littleton, N. H.
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You can address In strictest confidence,
I.IPU E. PI5KII.V3I MED. CO., Lynn, Msju.
the native grouse (tHc best bird known),
pheasant and quail were abundant. And
In their day we hatf few practical hunters
or trained dogs, and but few hunted, and
they with the old muzzle-loading gun,
and generally without a dog. Now a
multitude, with modern shotguns and
practiced dogs, cover the land during the
open season. Hunters come to the
upper valley from California, from Port
land and many of the towns of "Washing
ton, and some of them hae remained
for a good part of the season. With
a slxtoen-cartrldge gun and a dog, what
chance for oscape has a pheasant, or
what chance Is there for one of a flock
of a dozen scared up. If It Is desirable
to preserve the Chinese pheasant, the open
season 'must be shortened, market hunt
ing, the dog and the repeating shotgun
cut out. The latter Is prohibited In
Postponed at Clark's Request.
VANCOUVER, Wash.. Nov. 22. The
preliminary hearing of G. P. Clark, the
expert accountant, who was arrested and
brought here from Salem yesterday, on a
charge of obtaining money under false
pretenses, was postponed today until
tomorrow to allow Clark an opportunity
to procure witnesses.