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THE MORNING OEEGONIAN, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1901.
LAND BOARD NOT LIABLE
OREGON CANNOT MAKE EX-OFFICIALS
MEET DAVIS' SHORTAGE.
Judge Boise Holds State Mast Look
to ex-Clerk, Not to Pennoyer,
McDrldc and Mctchan.
SALEM. Dec 11. The ex-State Land
Board Is not liable for the defalcation of
ex-Clerk George TV. Davis. Thlg was the
decision of Circuit Judge Boise today. In
the suit of the State of Oregon against
Sylvester Pennoyer, George W. McBrlde
and Phil Metschan, who constituted tha
State Land Board during Davis' term as
clerk. Davis is a defaulter In the sum of
The ruling was made on a motion ar
gued Monday, In which defendants sought
to have the principal parts of the com
plaint stricken out. The motion involved
the liability of the members of the board
for the shortage of Davis, which was de
nied by the defense, which alleged that
the statute requires the appointment ot
olerk of the board and that such ofllcer
was the agent of the state and not of tho
board, whose responsibility in the matter
terminated with the selection of a clerk.
The decision of Judge Boise, summed
"I think the clerk was responsible di
rectly to the state and not to the Board
of Commissioners. It was their duty to
.ook after this business. I think it was
the duly of the Secretary of State and
Governor to look after the departments,
but 1 do not think they were responsible
for the conduct of this clerk in collecting
this money, and tho court will sustain, the
motion to strike out."
Attorney-General Blackburn, who con
ducted the prosecution for the state, waa
asked if the case would bo carried to the
Supreme Court. He stated that he was
FOR A LARGER FAIR CIRCUIT.
Orcson Board "Will Confer "Witli Sev
eral Other States.
SALEM, Or., Dec. 11. The State Board
of Agriculture today completed the busi
ness before Its annual meeting, and ad
journed to meet Monday, January 6, when
a date for holding the 1902 State Fair will
be fixed. The board authorized nego
tiations with the management of the
fairs of other states with a view of a
larger circuit than that of the present
year. It is proposed to include in the
circuit next year the States of Cali
fornia, Oregon, Washington and Idaho,
and British Columbia. The date of the
Oregon Fair will be governed by arrange
ment of the proposed circuit. The re
port of Secretary "Wisdom was today re
colved and audited. It indicates the
financial success of the 1901 fair, and con
tains the following statistics:
Gate receipts ? 5,455 90
Receipts in office 269 94
Ground rent and licenses 2.013 50
Kace entries, harness 5,940 00
Race entries, running 727 50
Division ontry fees 1,920 35
Stall rent 195 0Q
Salem Chamber of Commerce stake f2) 5)
Breeders' special premium 325 00
Race entries collected for 1900 100 00
State appropriation for premiums.. 8,000 00
Farm account receipts m 73
Farm account due on 1900 collected 61 5
Sale of wedding goods donated.... 37 80
Total 25,739 92
Salary, secretary and assistants.. $ 1.068 00
tMileage and per diem 1 004 20
Employes 871 40
Improvements 2S' 45
Advertising and bill-posting 940 39
Attractions and music 643 00
Premiums 9,?QS 25
Expenses, general it'o59 10
Purses, harness 8 245 00
Purses, running 1,523 GO
Farm account 50C 50
Profit on fair of 1901 3gs 13
Total $25,739 92
Buildings, sidewalk and fence
state appropriation $ 7,655 50
Deficir 735 38
Total J 8,391 SS
ITnpald race entries, 1859 $ 527 50
Lnpald race entries, 1900 375 50
1 npala race entries, 1901 635 00
Profit on 1901 fair 388 13
Total 1 1.925 63
Warrants In hands of treasurer....? 359 00
Interest on same 1 35 (..,
Deficit on improvement account!! 735 38
Total $ 1,129 43
Speaking of the work of the State Fair
Board, Secretary Wisdom, who has just
returned from the National Livestock
Convention in Chicago, tonight said:
"The prospects for the 1902 Fair are un
usually promising. Many prominent
Oregon breeders attended the Livestock
Association in Chicago, and purchased
many head of blooded stock which will be
exhibited at the Oregon State Fair next
Fall. The aggregate purchases of Oregon
cattlemen will make six carloads."
The Fair Board has secured the services
of N. H. Gentry, a prominent stockman
of Sedalia, Mo., to judge the livestock de
partment at the next fair.
GREATER SALEM PUSH CLUB.
Membership of the Various Commit
SALEM, Dec 11. At a meeting of the
Greater Salem Commercial Club this af
ternoon, President Thlelsen and Secre
tary Judah announced the membership
bureaus of the organization as follows:
Literature Scott Bozorth, Frank Davey, H.
G. Guild. W. Merriman. H. D. Trover.
Employment J. M. Lawrence. S. Friedman,
H. H. Hasan, D. E. Huntslnger. E. S. Lam
rort. Immlpratlon M. L. Chamberlin. F. X. Der
by, r. K. LooU.
Textiles-C. P. Bishop. William Brown. Rob
ert Coshow, J. J. Dalrymple. L. M. Haines,
Education G. W. Jones. E. T. Moores. D
Cereals H. B. Holland. William Mllcy,
Thomas Milne. D. A. White, George Reid.
Fruits L. T. Reynolds. C. L. Dalley, James
Gills. O. V. Allen. S. P. Kimball.
Manufactures Otto Hansen. G. F. Kurtz,
John Stout, H. S. Gile, Gideon Stolz, R. B.
Fleming. A. Huckensteln.
Good roads J. H. Albert. J. Conner, W. J.
Cuhcr. J. P. Frlzzell. I. C. Needham.
Lands V. H. Odell, G. G. Brown, W. H.
Byars. F. W. Waters. J. W. Watt.
Public health J. A. Richardson. M. D.: W.
B. Morse. M. D.; E. A. Pierce. M. D.; A. B.
G111K M. D ; W. H. Byrd. M. D.
Timber A. X. Moores. E, C. Glltner. H. M.
Sanitation (sewape and plumbing) George
Grl&wold. C A. Murphy, George H. Dunsford,
A. L. Frazer. M. Pctzel.
Business opportunity E. C Cross, H. W.
Barr. X. J. Damon. J. P. Rogers, H. D. Pat
ton. Legislation A. X'. Gilbert. L. B. Adams, G.
W. Johnson. M. AV. Hunt. T. Holverson. J. A
Jeffrey. L. L. Pearce.
Membership L. R. Stlmson, Wiley B. Moores,
H. C Eppley.
Public Improvement Claud Gatch. A. A
Cunningham, J. B. T. Tuthlll, C. B. Gray, A.
German immigration Rev. H. Lossner. Fred
Hurst. Rev. Mr. Maurer. E. Hofer, G. Steincr.
Transportation D. F. Wagner, J. H. McXary,
Max O. Huron. George F. Roger?. M. L.
Meyers. F. A. Wiggins. Joseph Bryant.
Dairies and creameries W. H. Savage, G
W. Weeks, G. D. Goodhue
Insurance R. P. Boise, Jr.. J. W. Roland.
J. M. Payne.
DILATORY TACTICS IN DISFAVOR,
Tillamook Land Cases Must Be Con
ducted "With Reasonable Speed.
OREGON CITY, Dec. 11. The contest
case of Charles E. Hays' against Cather
ine Brown was called up in the United
States Land Office today, and the con
testant moved for a continuance of 45
days. This is one of tho famous 75 Hays
contest cases, and In every case so far
submitted dilatory tactics have been pur
sued, which has become very wearying to
tho Land Office. The Register notified
the contestant today that ho could not
tolerate further delays In the matter of
the prosecution of the case; that the con
testant must submit his testimony or ex
pect a dismissal of the contests; that the
repeated applications for continuances
tend to justify the impression that collu
sion existed between the contestant and
contestees, and that the office was being
made use of simply as a convenience or
an Instrument to enable the parties to
lock up the 15,000 or more acres In con
troversy until a compromise can be
agreed upon that will be mutually satis
factory and profitable to the parties to the
contest. The contestant was given to un
derstand that unless matters are brought
to a focus within the next few days the
office would overrule all motions for fur
ther continuance and the contestant could
go to the Commissioner of the General
Land Office with the question as to
whether or not such motions were sub
mitted in good faith. Register Moores
has no objection to a necessary delay
of a week or 10 days, but more than that
will not be allowed.
REWARD FOR HIGHWAYMAN.
lOO for Arrest of Man Operating In
OREGON CITY, Dec. 1L Sheriff Cooke,
by authority of the County Court, has
offered a reward of 5100 for the arrest and
conviction of the party or parties who
are practicing hold-ups and highway rob
bery in the vicinity of Oswego and Mil
waukie within the boundary of Clackamas
More Hold-Ups nt Oregon City.
The number of hold-ups In and about
Oregon City during the past week has
been alarming. It Is believed all hive
been the work of the same man. Night
Officer Shaw and Dr. M. C Strickland
laid for the offender last night, but he did
not appear. Night before last Henry Mel
drum, United States Surveyor-General,
was stopped by a man while going to his
home about 11 o'clock, and asked to hand
over his money. He remonstrated with
the man and backed oft into the glare of
an electric light near a corner where two
men were standing talking. The presence
of the other men frightened the highway
man, and ho made no effort to press the
matter. The same man stopped a little
boy last night and asked him if he had
any money. The boy told him thit he had
none, and was allowed to go home unmd
lested. Robbed While at Work.
A man named Collett returned last
night from working In a wood camp, In
Washington, and tells a story of being
robbed there a few nights ago. He left
Oregon City a few weeks ago with $G0
in a belt around hia waist. While out In
the timber alone, he says, he was robbed
by two men, who cut his belt to obtain
the money and afterwards knocked h'm
senseless with a heavy club. Collett has
the mutilated belt and two nasty scars
on the temple to prove his story. His
home is in Maple Lane.
Shall It De Church-Store Building?
At a meeting of the trustees of the Meth
odist Church, held Monday evening, a
committee was appointed to report on the
advisability of remodeling the church
and erecting a store building underneath.
LARGE "WHEAT SALE.
Pendleton Buyer Pays 50 Cents per
Bushel, for 75,000 Bushel.
PEKDLETON. Or., Dec. 1L E. W. Mc
Comas, representing the Northwestern
Warehouse Company, today purchased 75,
000 bushels of wheat, paying 50 cents per
bushel. This Is the only deal that
amounts to much since last Saturday. It
is estimated that 100.000 bushels of wheat
have been disposed of by the farmers or
Umatilla County this week. The price re
mains at 50 cents, but dealers are reluc
tant to pay this, as the local market is
somewhat weaker than last week.
Oregon Mining: Stock Exchange,
Adams Mountain 3fe G
Astoria-Melbourne (Gtd.) Hfc 50
Bronze Monarch 12i'i 15
Buffalo 1 S'j
Copperopolls 10 ....
Champion 15 23
Caribou ., 1 3Vi
Gold Hill & Bohemia 0y 11
Huronlan 5 7
Lost Horse 2 4
Oregon-Colorado M. M. & D 24 20Vi
Riverside -W 4M
Sumpter Consolidated 1 3
500 Oregon-Colorado 25
SPOICAXE. Dec 11. The closing quotations
of mining stocks today -a ore:
Bid. Ask.J . Bid. Ask.
Amcr. Boy .. 1) 10 Morrl"Mn 2 3
Blacktall 10 ... Prln. Maud ..2 2
Deer Trail ... 2 2lQuilp 22 28
Gold Ldge .. V 2 ltamb. Car ...50Vi O'J
L. P. Surp... 5',2 r.-A. Republic 4 4"S
L. Dnfus .. 3 4Vi Reservation .. 3J 4
Mtn. Lion ...20 27 iBulllvan Ji 1(1
Morn. Glory., 1? 2 Tom Thumb ..1U 105
SAX FRAXCISCO. Dec. 11. Closing quota
tions of mining stocks:
Alta ?0 05Ju-tice ?0 01
Belcher 12Mexlcan 13
Best - Belcher... lKi Occidental Gen ... 2
Bullion 2Ophlr 07
Caledonia l-Jjl'atfvsl 3
Challenge Con ... HSacge 3
Choliar 2 Sierra Nevada ... 5
Confidence 50sivT Hill 20
Con. Cal. & Va'... 1 lit) Standard 3 5ft
Crown Point .... ljUnlon Con 10
Gould & Curry..- 4l'tah Con 5
Hale & Xoruro&s. luiYuUow Jacket .... &
NEW YORK. Dec 11. Mlnln? stocks today
closed as follows:
Adams Coa $0 20ILUtle Chief fO J2
Alice -15 Ontario 8 So
Breece lOjOphlr 05
Brunswick Con .. 75, Phoenix 5
Comirtock Tunnel. SjPotoji 2
Con. Cal. & Va... 1 7USavage 3
Deadwood Terra.. Sujsierra Xcvada ... 0
Horn Sllxer 1 ii Small Hp 40
Iron Silver iWiStandard 3 00
LeadUlle Con ... 5
BOSTOX. Dec 11. Closing quotations:
Adventure ? 22 OO.Osctola ...,....$ SS 0")
Allouez 4 0oParrott 31 on
Amalgamated .. 70 25iQulncy 150 00
Baltic 40 oajpanta Te Cop... 3 5
Bingham 27 Oo.Tamarack 270 no
Cal. & Hecla... WO OlTrimountaln ... 38 0
Centennial 14 50 Trinity 15 25
Copper Range .. 38 OiilUnlted StatM... 14 So
Dominion Coal.. 47 OOJUtah 20 50
rranklln 14 50Victor:a 0 00
Isie Royale .... 21 25iTYlnona 2 tw
Mohawk 30 uujwoh ertnes 54 25
Old Dominion .. 24 OOj
Something: of a Sensation in Court.
BAKER CITY, Dec. 11. Something of
a sensation was caused In the Circuit
Court here yesterday when the attorneys
for Alex Meldrum, who Is on trial for
horsestealing. having been indicted
jointly with Manny Howard last Spring,
objected to the special venire of the jury
men summoned by the Sheriff on the
ground that they had been selected at thu
Instance of the Stockmen's Association.
The Judge inquired Into the matter and
came to the conclusion that there was no
Intention on the part of the Deputy Sher
iff who selected the jurors to be un
fair. Meldrum Is charged with being a party
to the theft of the same horse which
Manny Howard was convicted of steal
ing last Spring. It is alleged that he was
present and helped Howard to change the
brand on the horse, knowing at the time
that it was a stolen animal.
Anti-Saloon Ticket at Ashland.
ASHLAND, Or., Dec. 11. The candi
dates on the Independent ticket, repre
senting the anti-saloon party, today filed
their nomination papers, by petition, with
the City Recorder. They are: Mayor,
J. K. Vansant; recorder, MHton Berry;
Councilmon. First Ward, James Riley and
H. T. Mitchell; Second Ward, W. A.
Cordell; Third Ward, A. C. Guthrie.
It Is not believed that any more tickets
will be In the field. This makes the Is
sue in the coming city election, December
1, prohibition or high license. The Citi
zens' ticket stands for a strict regulation
of the liquor traffic by high license, and
the Independent ticket for prohibition.
Y.M.C.A. HOME OPENED
SALEM ASSOCLVTIOX IS XOW IX ITS
XEW AXD FIXE QUARTERS.
Building: Cost 7000 and "Was Pur
chased With Money Subscribed
by the People.
SALEM, Dec. 1L The new home of the
Salem Young Men's Christian Association
was formally opened this evening at a
public meeting held In the auditorium of
tho Y. M. C. A. building. All the rooms
had been tastefully decorated by the mem
bers of the Ladles' Auxiliary. The at
tendance at the exercises was large, and
tho beginning of the new epoch In the his
tory of the Y. M. C. A. was made an oc
casion of great rejoicing and unanimous
NEW HOME OF THE
"WHICH WAS FORMALLY
good feeling. The rooms will be open for
use by the members next week.
The programme at the opening exercises
was as follows:
Song. "Under IBs "Wing," Y. M. C A Glee
Vocal solo. Professor W. P. Drew.
Introductory remarks. President F. A. "Wig
gins. Address. Governor Geer.
Fifteen - minute address. President P. L.
Ten-minute address. 1L W. Stone. Portland,
Instrumental duet, Mrs. Joseph H. Albert
and Miss Beatrice Shelton.
Outlines of work, John Fechter, Jr., general
Song, "Our Xatlvc Land," Y. M. C. A. Gleo
People More Than Proud of It.
The opening of the new home Is an event
of which the people of this city are proud,
for the purchase of the property has re
quired great effort and self-Bacrlilce. It
was scarcely a year ago that General
Secretary Fechter started the movement
for a permanent home for the organiza
tion, and it Is expected that on January l
1, JMK.', the V. M. C. A. will have its home
paid for and will be out of debt.
The Salem Y. M. a A. was organized in
the Spring of 1K and since that time has
occupied various buildings. Last Decem
ber it became necessary for the institution
to vacate the rooms then occupied, and
after a consultation it was decided that
the best and only thing to be done was to
purchase or build a permanent home. The
work of raising funds was assigned to a
finance committee composed of E. C.
Cross, N. J. Damon. R. J. Hendricks. Jo
seph H. Albert and A. T. Gilbert. Theso
gentlemen, aided by the officers, conduct
ed a vigorous canvass of the city, and
succeeded in raising a fund of JbOOO.
Whether the association should buy or
build was left to a committee composed
nr f r WjJinn 1" T TTrv T A TJlphnrd-
son. JefferFon Myers, T. Holverson, W. T. !
Jenks and E. C. Cross. After thoroughly
considering nil the questions Involved, th
committee recommended the purchase of
tho State Insurance block, at the corner
of Commercial and Chemeketa streets, at a
cost of S7000. The directors acted upon
this recommendation, and the property
was purchased last Summer. The build
ing has been remodeled and newly
equipped, and Is now one of the beet Y.
M. C. A. buildings in the Northwest.
The Xciv Home.
The building is a three-story brick, fac
ing the south and cast. The first floor Is
tented for btorcrooms and offices, v.'hlje
the association uses nearly all the second
and third floore. On the second floor are
the office of the general secretary, tho rt-
rvnf lrm.rnrm nurlnr lflr!p;, rpntliln-
room, reading-room, lecture-room and '
classrooms. All these rooms are appropri
ately furnished and the reading-room Is
supplied with an abundance of the best
literature. On the third floor are the
gymnasium, bathroomr. dressing-rooms,
lockers, etc. The gymnasium-room Is SSxtS
feet, and has windows on three sides, so
that the ventilation Is perfect. The room
Is always light and cheerful. The room is
equipped with all the modern apparatus
for indoor athletics. Several classes, for
old and young, will be organized, and reg
ular athletic training under skilled In
structors may be had by all members or
The Association's Work.
The work of the association is primarily
of a religious nature, and the usual Sun
day afternoon meetings will be held In
tho lecture-room. Bible classes will also
be conducted for the benefit of those who
wish to make a mora careful study of the
The educational department has already
been organized, and classes- are pursuing
studies In all the common and business
branches. The night school work of th:
Institution has always been one of its
rtrongest features, appealing as it floes to
those who mupt spend the daytime wont
ing at fome occupation by which they
can earn their living.
The social work of the Y. M. C. A. will
be conducted mainly by the Youns Peo
ple's Societies of the various churches.
The parlor are always open to members
and their friends, and besides the regular
monthly social events, various entertain
ments will be given.
The membership privileges of the asso
ciation, according to a recently-Issued
handbook, "are open to any self-respecting
man of 10 years of age and over, with
out regard to religious belief, denomina
tion or creed." Visitors and strangers
are always welcomed. The rooms are
open from 9 A. M. to 10 P. M. on week
days, and from 2 to 6 P. M. on Sundays.
Management of Y. M. C. A.
The management of the institution Is
ultimately In tho hands of the members,
but the details of the work are conducted
by the board of directors and the officers.
The present directors are: T. Holverson,
E. C. Cross, E. M. Hurd, R. J. Hendricks.
T. B. Kay, Joseph H. Albert, W. T. Rig
don. N. J. Damon, W. T. Jenks, H. B.
Thlelson and A. T. Gilbert. The officers
arc; President, F. A. Wlsglns; vice-president.
C. P. Bishop; treasurer, D. J. Fry;
recording secretary, C. J. Atwood.
The active leadership In all work of the
association devolves upon the general sec
retary, John Fechter, Jr. Mr. Fechter
came to Salem In September, 1300, to take
charge of this institution. He Is a grad
uate of the Chicago Y. M. C. A. training
school, where he lltted himself for the
work he Is now successfully conducting.
To his energetic and persevering leader
ship and the loyal support of a set of
officers and directors who always work in
harmony, the-peoplc of Salem are Indebt
ed for the new Y. M. C. A. home, which
furnishes a suitable place for young men
to spend their leisure time with advan
tage to themselves.
Any mention of the work accomplished
by the Y. M. C. A. would be incompleto
without due credit to the Ladles' Auxil
iary. This organization Is composed of la
dies who have undertaken to aid the as
sociation movement In this city. The so
ciety is now without a president, due to
the recent death of Mrs. John Savage, Jr.
The other officers are: Vice-president,
Miss Nina McNamy; secretary, Mrs. R. J.
Hendricks; treasurer, Mrs. F. E. Riser.
There is also a board of directors, com
posed of one lady from each of the Salem
churches. The Ladles' Auxiliary worked
quite effectively in raising funds for the
new building, and has rendered lnvalua-
SALEM Y. M. C. A.
QPEXED LAST XIGHT.
ble assistance in all the association's
LOST IX A SXOW STORM.
Asred Mnn "Wandered About for Four
Dny "Without Food or Rest.
PENDLETON. Or.. Dec. 11. D. A. Fen
ton, of Alba, almost lost his life during a
snowstorm a day or two ago. He left for
Nelson's ranch, near Potts, Wednesday
morning, intending to come across the
mountains to his home. He became be
wildered in the snow storm, and wandered
around until Saturday evening, when he
came to J. H. Mettle's ranch, one mile
west of Ukiah. Mr. Fenton Is 77 year3 or
age. He was almost dead from hunger
and exposure, having neither eaten nor
slept since Wednesday. After staying all
night with Mr. Mettle he was able to go
home, little tho worse for his adventure.
Commander- of Knights Templar.
W. T. Wright, of Union, eminent com
mander of the grand coinmandcry of Ore
gon of the Knights Templar, formally in
stituted the Pendleton commandery tn!
evening. The commandery heretofore ja
worked under a dispensation. Prominent
Knights Templar from outsldo cities were
In attendance and assisted. A banquet
vas given In honor of the visitors.
Indorsed by Pendleton.
The Commercial Association of Pendle
ton has Indorsed the movement inaugurat
ed by the Portland Chamber of Commerce
to combine the commercial bodies of the
Columbia River Basin.
ADDRESS UXIVERSITY STUDENTS.
Professor French and Rev. 31r. Mc
Cnllnm nt Euu;ene.
UNIVERSITY OF ORETJON. EUGENE.
Dee. 11. Professor R. C. French, principal
of the training department at the Mon
mouth State Normal School, lectured to
night before the students of the univer
sity. H.s eubject was. "Some Places in
Europe of Literary and Historic Interest,"
and the lecture was illustrated by lantern
slides of European scents. Professor
French made an extended trip through
Europe last Summer, and this, togetrW
with his wide knowledge of literary and
historical subjects, made the lecture ex
ceedingly interesting to the largo audience
of students who listened to him.
Rev. J. S. McCu'.lam, of Olympia.
Wnt'h.. addressed the university students
at assrc-mbly this morning. Rev. Mr. Mc
Cullam emphasized the importance of cul
tivating the physical and moral side of
life, as well as the mntal.
TEACHER ENTITLED TO PAY.
Attorney-General on the Dismissal
of a School for Disease,
SALEM, Dec. 11. In compliance witr.
the request of State Superintendent Ack
erman, an opinion was today rendered by
Attorney-General Blackburn on the ques
tion: "In case a echool is dismissed by order
of the district board In consequence of
an epidemic of any disease In the dis
trict, is tho teacher entitled to pay for
the time school was closed?"
Attorney-General Blackburn holds that
a teacher Is entitled to his salary under
such conditions, unless a provision to the
contrary be stipulated In the contract
witr. the teacher. Copies of the opinion
have been mailed by Superintendent Ack
crman to the various County Superin
tendents of the state.
Supreme Court Orders.
SALEM, Dec. 11. The following minor
order were made today by the Supremo
John RIeman. respondent, vs. V. Kratz,
appellant; ordered on stipulation that re
spondent's time to serve and file his brief
be extended to January 23, 1102.
F. C. Reed, appellant, vs. F. I. Dunbar,
Secretary of State, rcrpondent; ordered
on stipulation that appellant have 10 days
additional time to serve and file his brief.
Mary P. Montgomery, executrix, re
spondent, vs. Georse W. Shaver ct al.,
appellants: argued and submitted.
United States Mortgage &. Trust Com
pany, respondent, v&. P. A. Marquam ct
al., appellants; ordered that the Title
Guarantee & Trust Company have leave
to file an additional transcript of tlvj
Dorothea Wetmore, appellant, vs. Ward
C. Wetmore, respondent; argued and
Hosea Thompson Botts was licensed to
practice as an attorne-y in the courts of
this state for nine months on his petition
nnd certificate admitting him to practice
in Missouri. He was recommended by
Judge E. R. McKee, of Scotland County,
Missouri, and B. L. Eddy and C. W. Tal
mage, of Tillamook, Or.
McICInley Memorlnl Subscriptions.
SALEM, Dec. 11. Three subscriptions
of 52 50 each to the McKlnley memorial
fund were received at the Governor's of
fice today. These are the first contribu
tions to the fund that have been received
at the Executive office, and were remitted
by the Postmaster at Barnegat, Tilla
mook County, on behalf of three residents
of that place.
For twenty-five cents, you can get Car
ter's Little Liver Pills the best liver regu
lator In the world. Don't forget this. One
pill a dose.
LIGHT ON BANK FAILURE
TESTIMOXY IX SUIT AGAIXST FIRST
XATIOXAL, OF VAXCOUVER.
Letter From Dead Cashier on WhIch
Investor Bought Stock Shortage
Amounts to $44,215.
VANCOUVER. Wash., Dec. 11. Tho
case of Captain Charles H. Clark against
the First National Bank of Vancouver,
Insolvent, and A. B. Easthara. receiver,
was on trial before Judge Miller in the
Superior Court today. During the course
,of tho trial considerable testimony was
given bearing on the Irregular transac
tions of the officers of the bank, and the
amounts of the shortage of tho bank's
funds at the time of suspension. This
shortage amounts to 544,215.
Captain Clarke, who is an officer In the
United States Army, stationed at the Pre
sidio, San Francisco, brought suit to re
cover the sum of 51000 alleged to have
been, paid by him as the purchase price of
10 shares of stock of the First National
Bank April 15. 1901, just four days previ
ous to the day the bank suspended. The
purchase was made, it is alleged, upon.the
cxprces solicitation of the late E. L. Can
by, then cashier of the bank. A letter
dated April 2, signed by E. L. Canby and
addressed to Captain Clark, was Intro
duced In evidence. This letter stated that
the bank was in good condition, and that
there was on hand 511.CO0 surplus at that
time, and that there would undoubtedly
tbe paid a 6 per cent dividend about July
1. The bank, the letter stated, had taken
over 10 shares of stock in payment of a
debt, which were offered to Captain Clark
at par, J100 a share, which was represent
ed as an investment. Relying on these
statements. Captain Clark made the pur
chase April 15, and tho bank suspended
April 19. Clark asks for an order rescind
ing the transaction and for the return of
During the trial Receiver Eastham was
called to thv witness stand and was re
quired to exhibit the books of the sus
pended bank and to testify concerning the
condition of the bank at the time of fail
ure. He stated that as nearly as could be
ascertained the shortage of the bank
caused by the peculations of the cashier
and president amounted to 541.215. The
peculations appeared to have been made,
he said. In various amounts at different
times, and when they amounted to a con
siderable sum a draft would be drawn on
some Eastern bank, the only record found
being the return drafts. The largest or
these drafts testified to was one for 5H.00O,
dated January S, 1901, which was paid to
Colonel F. L. Lawn. Another for J3500
was drawn on a San Francisco bank In
October, lS'JS. The receiver, when asked
to give the bank's assets at the present
time, stated he could not do so accurate
ly, but estimated them at something UKe
ISS.C0U. after paying the 25 per cent divi
dend for which arrangements are now be
ing made. This will make a total of 75
per cent paid. Judge Miller took the mat
ter under advisement.
Tax Roll of Clark County.
The work of extending the tax rolls for
the year 1901, upon which taxes will bo
payable January 1, has Just been com
pleted by County Auditor Brewster, and
the rolls have been turned over to the
The total amount of taxes to be col
lected, as shown by the rolls, is 5123.5.S0 5S,
of which J!i6.410 91 Is for general county
and state purposes, 521,90) C7 for roads and
bridges, 510,179 50 for special school tax,
and 55929 50 for municipal tax of Van
couver. "WILL H.VVE A HEARIXG TODAY,
Austin Crnisr. Bank Aivciit nt Whit
ney, Cltnrsred "With IJein;? Short.
BAKER CITY, Dec, H. Austin Craig,
agtnt of the Bank ot Sumpter, at Whit
ney, who is charged with being fihort in
h! accounts, will have his preliminary
examination tomorrow. Craig, besides be
'ng bank agent, is the postmaster and
Recorder of Wh'.tnoy, and his arrest has
caused a sensation there.
From A. P. Goss, who is the president
of the Bank of Sumpter, the institution
that Craig represents as agent for the
town of Whitney, It was learned that
the charge against Craig grew out of a
discrepancy In the deposit account of
Craig. The bank has allowed Craig, as
its agent, to receive deposits and pay
checks drawn against It. but Mr. Goss
alleges that Craig has received the money
but failed to account for It properly, the
result being, according to Mr, Goss" esti
mate, that Craig, as the bank's agent. Is
short about 51000. Mr. Goss says he went
to Whitney to check up the account nnd
that Craig refused to allow him to see
Mr. Craig published a card In this
evening's Baker City Herald, In which he
snys he has represented the bank since
September last without other compensa
tion than that of a line of credit which
the bank allowed him, and he says that
If thn-e Is an apparent shortage In his
account It Is nothing more than an over
draft which the bank people have al
lowed him to make without notifying him.
SUPIIEXAXT ELECTED MAYOR.
Republican Candidate "Wins at Asto
ria Cltirens Get Most of Ofllccs.
ASTORIA. Or., Dec. 11. The city election
tcday was an unusually quiet one. al
though a large vote was polled, and re
sulted in a victory for the Citizens' tick
et, with the exception of three officers
Mavor. Survevo- nnd on" Councilman.
In all departments
of active service
stand in need of the
readiness of mind
and Dromntness of
iction which depend on a healthy nerv
ous system. Let a railroad man be "rat
tled," and every life depending on him
is in danger. A great many railroad
men have found in Dr. Fierce's Golden
Medical Discover a valuable tonic for
the overstrained nervous system. It
builds up the body, purifies the blood,
nourishes the nerves, and induces a
healthy appetite and refreshing sleep.
"I suffered for six years with constipation and
Indigestion, during which time I emplovcd sev
:ral physicians, but they could not reach my
rase." writes Kr. G. Popplewell. of Eureka
Springs. Carroll Co., Ark. "I felt that there
was no help for me; could not retain food on my
stomach; had vertigo asd.'vould fall helpless to
the floor. Two years ago I commenced taking
Dr. I'ierce's Golden Medical Discovery and lit
tle ' Pellets.' and improved from the start. Af
ter taking twelve bottles of the Discovery I
was nble to do light work, and have been im
proving ever since.''
Send 21 one-cent stamps to pay ex
pense of mailing and get Dr. Pierce's
Medical Adviser in paper covers, free.
Address Dr. B- V. Pierce. Buffalo. N. Y.
fyf'lgr'f' GLPm m
If Jl Men
Those elected were as follows: Mayor, J.
"W. Suprenant. Republican; Treasurer,
Thomas Doaly, Citizens'; Auditor and Po
lice Judge, H. E. Nelson, Citizens': Street
Superintendent. J. F. Kearney, Citizens';
Surveyor, A. S. Tee. Republican: Police
Commissioner. J. W. Cook, Citizens';
Counellmen. First Ward, August Jahl
strom. Citizens'; Second Ward, G. W.
Morton. Citizens'; Third Ward. John
There was no contest over the offices of
Auditor, Street Superintendent and Surveyor.
MASOXS TO BUILD A TEMPLE.
Grant's Pass Lodsre Will Put Up a 1
niic structure at once.
GRANT'S PASS, Dec 11. The local
lodge of the Masonic fraternity yester
day approved plans, and will at once be
gin the construction of a Masonic Tem
ple. The new building la to be of brick,
three stories In height, and will occupy
one of the most prominent business cor
ners In Grant's Pass. Aside from the
usual lodgerooms, the building will con
tain mercantile and office rooms.
There was displayed In Grant's Pass
yesterday a most peculiar gold nugget,
which was found In the Evans Creek
placers, a few miles east of here. The
nugget possessed the shape and formation
of an oak leaf. The veins, border, stem
all the parts of the oak leaf were clearly
and perfectly defined in this nugget.
It is of a pure, bright gold.
VANCOUVER BxVRRACKS, Dec. 11.
Major Rudolph G. Ebert, in addition to
his duties as post surgeon, will take
temporary charge of the office of the
chief surgeon of the department, succeed
ing Colonel Joseph B. Gward. who wlK
leave December 15 for his new station at
Lieutenant Reuben Smith, Twenty
eighth Infantry, reported at headquarters
from leave of absence and was assigned
to Vancouver Barracks for temporary
Joseph W. Gilmorc and James G. Mllll
kin. Twenty-eighth Infantry, having been
held by a general court-martial convenerf
here, were found guilty of being absent
without leave and each sentenced to 10
days' hard labor, and a fine of 510.
?100 From Dallas Board of Tradq. !
DALLAS, Dec. 1L At a meeting ot the
Board of Trade last night the following
resolution was Introduced by J. G. Van
Orsdale and passed unanimously:
Whereas, the City of Portland Is doing a 110
blo work In raisin; funds for tho Lewis and
Clark Exposition, and,
Whereas, we realize that this Is a work, tnt
benefits of which it would be Impossible to esti
mate, not only to the Stato of Oregon, but to
the whole Pacific Northwest: tberaforr. be it
Resolved, by the Dallas Board of Trade, That
we subscribe at this time to said stock the
sum of 5100.
This was explained not to be from the
town or City of Dallas, but only to show
that the Board of Trade Is in hearty
sympathy with, Portland.
Lecture by Professor ErlnRT.
PACIFIC UNIVERSITY. FOREST
GROVE. Dec. 11. Professor James F.
Ewing, of Portland Academy, lectured In
Marsh Hall this evening, on "The Shake
speare Country." Professor Ewlnjr spent
considerable time while on a trip to Eu- l
rope, recently, in visiting the scenes
where the great dramatist lived and
worked. The lecture was highly appre
ciated. Wnldo Hills Fruit Association.
SALEM. Dec. 11. Waldo Hills Fruit
Association, of Shaw, MarJon County, to
day filed articles of incorporation with
the County Clerk. The association is an
organlzation of fruitgrowers for the pur-
The Bad Boy's Bowel Blessing
Nature punishes every excess, not only of the bad boy, bht of ourselves as
well. Over-eating, over-drinking, under-sleeping result in bowel troubles liable
Every Rood, healthy, hearty boy is sometimes a bad boy bad to himself; and
will do things in the green apple, mince pie or other over-eating line that will
twist his bowels. Men are only boys grown tall. In such a case what is needed
i3 not a violent physic that will rack the tender bowel tissues, but Casearets
Candy Cathartic, gentle but sure to act at once and put things right. They
are the most perfect medicine in the world for all forms of indigestion, dyspepsia
IT IS A CRIME
"It Is a crime to experiment with the health of the people," says Dr. J.
Henri Kessler. manager of the Old St, Louis Dispensary at Portland. "If
I did not know positively and absolutely that my new home treatment
will cure all diseased of men, even when all other methods of treatment
fall, I would consider I waa committlnff a crime to make such a statement
to the public. Nothing Is to precious to a man as his health nothing so
horrible as an Insane Asylum or the grave, Little ills. If not promptly
cured, often result In obstinate chronic diseases. I know that my new dis
covery Is the most marvelous treatment ever known, and I Intend to give
its benefit to the world. I intend that every man, woman and child who
comes for treatment shall have It. I propose to tell tho sick, absolutely
free of charge, If they may be restored to perfect health. I would rather
be a benefactor to the sick man than to have the wealth of Croesus."
The above are remarkable words, but those who know Dr. Kessler, and
have tried his treatment, can vouch for their absolute truthfulness.
He restores the waited power of sexual manhood.
He also cures to stay cured VARICOCELE, STRICTURE, SYPHILITIC
BLOOD POISON, NERVO-SEXUAL DEBILITY and ail associate diseases
and weaknesses of man. To these maladies alone he nas earnestly devoted
23 of the best years of his life. He makes no charge for private consulta
tion, and gives each patient a legal contract In' writing to hold for his prom
ise. Is It not worth your while to investigate a cure that has made life
anew to multitudes of men? If you cannot call at his oIHce. write him your
symptonfe fully. His home treatment by correspondence is always success
ful. Address, always enclosing 10 2-cent stamps:
J. HENRI KESSLER, M. D.
ST. LOUIS DISPENSARY
COR. SECOND AND YAMHILL STS, PORTLAND, OREGON
Help fas- Women
Who Ape Ahvays Tired
I do not feel very -well, I am so
tired all the time."
You hear these words every day ; as
often as you meet your friends just so
often are these words repeated. More
than likely you speak the same signifi
cant words yourself, and no doubtyou
do feel far from well most of the time.
Mrs. Ella Rice, of Chelsea, Wis.,
whose portrait we publish, writes thai
she suffered for two years with bearing-down
pains, headache, backache,
and had all kinds of miserable f eelings,
Mas. Ella Rice.
all of which wes caused by falling- and
inflammation of the womb, and after
doctoring with physicians and numer
ous medicines she was entirely cured by
Lydia E. Pinkharn's Vegetable Com
pound. If you are troubled with pains,
fainting spalls, depression of spirits,
reluctance to go anywhere, headache,
backache, and always tired, please re
member that thero is an absolute
remedy which will rolieve you of your
suffering as it did Mrs. Rice. Proof
is monumental that Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound is tho
greatest - "" '-.--,.--o-:r,-:V0Tn?r.
pose of dealing In all kinds of green
and dried fruits. Since the association
will serve another sectIon"3bf the county,
it will not antagonize the Salem Fruit
growers' Union, which will effect perman
ent organization Saturday. The capital
itr.ck of the new concern Is 510CO, and the
Incorporators are W. J Jones. F. F.
Reigsicker and C. R. Durfee.
Annual Reunion of Church.
M'MINNVILLE. Or.. Dec. 11. The First
Baptist Church of McMInnvilie held Its
annual reunion and rollcall last evening.
There were after-supper talks by Pro
fessor E. Northup. Dr. J. D. Baker, g.
K. DIebcI, Rev. Alexander Blackburn, of
Portland, and President Boardman, of
Forest Grove Prune Sale.
FOREST GROVE. Dec. 11. The delivery
of 50 tons of prunes from the drier of J.
H. Barrett, of Gales Creek, to the depqt
here began today. They were sold yeater-
day at V&, Zi and 4 cents per juiund.
to become serious,
"Mr ehlldran will tako Ctsrarett sooner than any other
medicine." Mrs, Frank Mumert, Princeton. 111.
"I am now nsIngCatearets in war fsjslly and thoy are
wonderful among children."
Lee D. Thompson. Portsmouth, Ya.
"Our little girl waa troubled with oonttlpatton for over
two years. Cacarets cured her. They aro also the beat
remedy for cold we ever used."
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Dntard. Clayton, U. Y.
"I havo used Cascarets and hare found them a most
excellent remedy for both mrielf and mr children."
Mrs. Bridget McCrosson, 9C3 Bead St.. Philadelphia, Pa.
"Casearett are th easiest medicine to five to children
I Ter came acroia."
-Mrs. E. F. RelUy, i531 Calvin St.. Pittsburg, Pa.
"Cascarcti aro Tronde rfnllyeood for children."
Mrs. iVm. Roan, Catamount. K.
"Wo haro ued Oasenrets for three years for tho
children as trell m onnelres. They do Just has
they ar recommended to do."
Mrs. P. M. Kolllnc 418 Dock St., Steubenville, O.
"My two boys think Casearets are candy. I never
hare to Insist on their taking them. I sleop with
s box of Casearets under ay pillow. No hom
should bo without them."
Mrs. O. A. Preseott. Chicago, 111.
"Casearet are the most pleaeant remedy I hare
exer used. Tho only trouble I hare with thorn is to
keep the children from taking too many."
Mrs. Jennie P. Mitchell,
1012 Locust Street. Pittsburz. Ps.
"I harp narer used any remedy that has been as
good as Casearets. HaTa to keep them hidden from
my littlo boy, as he eats them llko candy."
Mrs. Robt. Q. Fay. Goes, Ohio.
Best for the Bowels. AH druggists. ioc, 33c, 50c Never sold in bulk.
The genulno tablet stamped CCC. Ouarsntced to cure or your money
back. Sample and booklet free. Address
Sterling Rtmcdy Company, Chicago or New York. B3