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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 1902.
Thel 901 RollShows Increase
of Twenty-four Millions.
COMPARISON WITH OTHER YEARS
Total Value of Taxable Properly 1b
Oregon, .I $141,394,513-Every
Class Except Tillable Land
SALEM", Or., Jan. 12. An Increase of
524.000.000 in the assessed valuation of all
the property In the state, as compared
with last year, is shown by the assess
ment surnmarles for 1901, filed in the office
of the Secretary of State. Owing to an
Increase of about $500,000 in the exemp
tions, the net Increase in the value of
taxable property is $23,500,000. The total
value of taxable property Is now 5141,395!,
E13 96, as against $117,804,574 13 in 1900. The
total valuation is now higher than it has
been In five years before. There is an In
crease in the total value of every class,
of property except tillable land, which
shows a decrease of 52.000,000. This de
crease Is more than made up by the In
crease on what is called nontlllable land,
which has gained 5S.000.000. Among the
classes of property which show heavy in
creases are street railway beds, which
have doubled in assessed valuation; mer
chandise, which lias increased 51.300.OW;
town and city lots, which have grown in
value 57.500,000, and Improvements on city
lots, which show an- increase of 53.500,000.
'The following is a comparative statement
of the different classes of property In the
state, with the total assessed valuations
for the years 1900 and 1901;
Acres of tillable lands .. 5 24,258,795 50
Acres of nontlllable lands 20,784.600 76
Improvements on deeded or patented lands 6.S63.270 00
Town and city lots 21.8S1.901 00
Improvements on town and city lots 13,612,162 00
Improvements on lands not deeded or patented 649,507 00
Miles of railroad bed 5.217,229 50
Miles of telegraph and telephone lines SS8.645 35
Miles of street railway bed 107,800 00
Rolling stock 835,503 20
Steamboats, sailboats, stationary engines and manu
facturing machinery 2,200,157 00
Merchandise and stock In trade 5,933,573 00
Farming implements, wagons, carriages, etc 1,832,515 00
Money notes and accounts G.7CS.S98 00
Shares of stock t 1.573.O0O 82
Household furniture, watches, jewelry, etc 2,979,485 00
Horses and mules 2,575,379 00
Cattle 4.993.8S5 00
Sheep and goats, .... 2.299.5S4 00
Swine 172,870 00
Gross value of all property . J125.738.761 13
Exemptions 7,933.887 00
Total value of taxable property as finally equalized
by the County Boards of Equalization 5117.S04.S74 13
It should be explained that the assess
ment returns show a decrease of 160.000
acres In the area of tillable land, so that
the decrease In assessed valuation Is thus
explained. As a matter of course. As
sessor's differ in their views as to what
constitutes tillable land, and it happens
that this year the Assessors were a little
more liberal toward property-owners than
usual. Some Assessors count as tu.able
land only such land as is actually under
cultivation, while others list In this class
all land that can be made to produce
crops by cultivation. Nontlllable land has
increased over 500,000 acres. The following
table rhows by counties the gross value
of all property, the exemptions and total
taxable property for the two years, 00
and 1901. It will be seen that every countv
jowjs an increase, except iJenton, Jjoug
s. Harney. Lake. Malheur and Y.imhin.
and these counties show but a slight de
crease. Multnomah shows the heaviest
total increase. But some others will be
seen to show nearly as large a percentage
In 1S51 the total assessment In the state
vas 5151,700,186. and increased to 5168.0S8.905
-two years later; a decrease then began
and hs kept up until this season. The
new law making an apportionment of
state taxes among the counties on a fixed
ratio has brought about the increase in
assessed valuations Under the old law
assessments were cut in order to avoid
state taxes, but now the burden is the
same, regardless of assessed valuations
and the counties are better off if they as
sess property at somewhat near its cash
value. The history of the decrease in
valuations during the last 10 years, and
the part each county played In that mis
representation of property values, may
"be read In the following table, which,
vith the figures for 1900 and 1901, shows
the total valuations in the various coun
ties since 1591:
STATE UNIVERSITY NOTES.
Pkllologrian Society Election Visit
of Regent Hilton.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, Jan. 12.
At the Friday night meeting of the Phll
ologlan Literary Society the following
officers were elected for the ewuinj w
(weeks' term: Oscar Gorrell, '02, presi
dent; Edward Blythe, '02, vice-president;
Joseph Templeton, '04, secretary; Vera
Tomllnson, '05, assistant secretary; Ben
jamin Wagner, '04, treasurer1; George
Goodall, '02, censor; H. C. Galey, '05, edi
tor; Clyde Gray, '04, librarian; Allen
Eaton, '02, sergeant-at-arm?.
The practice game of indoor baseball
yesterday afternoon demonstrated the
fact that the university has some very
good material, which with a couple of
weeks' practice should produce a nine
capable of meeting the best teams in the
state. Competition for positions is Quite
keen, and only the best players will be
selected. Among the new men deserving
of special mention are Rhodes and Wal
ler, formerly of the Eugene High. School,
who are out for first base aim pitcher,
respectively. George Murphy puts up a
remarkable game as catcher. Murphy was
formerly a student at the Monmouth Nor
mal School, where he was acknowledged
as one of the best amateur outdoor base
ball catchers in the Pacific Northwest.
Hon. Charles Hilton, of The Dalles, a
member of the Board of Regents, made an
unofficial visit to the university yesterday
afternoon. Mr. Hilton expressed himself
as being highly pleased with the recent
extensive improvements in buildings and
equipments at the State University.
The Treble Clef concert is announced
for Friday night, January 24. The young
women of the club have been "practicing
under the direction of Miss Rita Hansen,
Instructor in voice culture In the school
of music, and it is expected that this fa
vorite musical organization will present a.
programme of unusual excellence.
ATTE3IPT AT SUICIDE.
Cavalry Captain Tried to Kill Him
self In a San Francisco Store.
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 12. Captain "W.
J. D. Home, of the Ninth Cavalry, United
States Army, made a deliberate attempt
at suicide late last night in an O'Farrell
street fruit store, owned by A. Dalporto.
Dalporto was dressing a chicken at the
back part of the store, when the Captoln
walked hastily up to him and asked
whether the knife he was using waa
sharp. "It is." said Dalporto, and in an
instant Home grabbed it and slashed him
self across his throat. Dalporto grappled
with the Captain, and a desperate struggle
followed, in which the fruitman received
5 22,343.641 00
a slight gash on the right side of his
neck. The shouting and the scuffle be
tween the two men, both standing six
feet high, and each weighing about 200
pounds, brought a crowd, and with the
aid of several men Home was overpow
ered and taken to a hospital. He will
probably recover from his wounds.
Captain Home arrived from Manila In
December. "While doing service at Manila
the Captain was seriously 111 in the hos
pital, suffering from dysentery and fever,
and has been an Invalid for some time.
He was to have appeared soon before a
MUSEUM OF DISEASED TREES.
Interesting; Collection at the Pull
mnn Agricultural College.
PULLMAN. Wash.. Jan. 12. The first
week of the "short course in horticulture"
: a oc-go
7 a s i f.
-3 - -vr
15 135.340 00j5 2,680,255 00;
150.62J OOf 172.055 00
.933.837 00,58.345.369 00I5117.SQ4.S74 13
at the Washington Agricultural College
has closed with a satisfactory record!
Much Interest has been taken by the
farmers and fruit-growers who are pres
ent from all parts of the state, and the
attendance has increased from the first
m ,.There ls no dubt that much good
will be accomplished In this work, for It
Is thorough in every detail, and those
who take the entire course will be great
ly benefitted thereby.
nTl, F!etcher- who has full charge
of the horticultural department of the ex
periment station work, is arranging a
museum of diseased trees, and has it
well-stocked now with specimens of trees
having every known disease, and the
students are thereby given a practical
acquaintance with the diseases -which
must be guarded against in fruit culture.
Samples of the various spraying pumps
and other paraphernalla for fighting m
seases and insect pests which are Infect
ing this country, and samples of all kinds
of fruit trees are here shown and the
various methods of pruning are illustrated.
IRRIGATION IN KITTITAS
PLAXS OF THE rVTERMOUSTAIX
. ' ASSOCIATION.
Tiro Propositions far vVaterlB-c the
Valley--Cet of the Pro
ELIiBNSBURG, Jan. 12, As a result of
the organization of the Intermountain
Irrigation Association, the special com
mittee appointed to appropriate water for
a large canal to run through Kittitas Val
ley has returned from the .mountains, hav
ing accomplished its mission. They posted
notices near Easton of appropriation of
45.000 Inches of water, which appropria
tion holds good for six months. In the
meantime, the committee on ways and
means is actively at work and at the
earliest possible time will submit plans,
details, etc, for the different proposed
canals, and then the work of securing out
side capital for construction will begin.
There are two propositions for watering
Kittitas Valley. The Middle Kittitas can
al, upon which about 550.000 has been
spent In construction work, would cover
23,000 acres, and the original estimate of
cost was 5200,000. The high line canal
would -water 68,000 acres on this side of
the divide between here and the Columbia
River. This ditch would cross this divide
and irrigate 35,000 acres on the Columbian
slope. The cost of this undertaking has
been carefully estimated at from 5500,000
The people here are thoroughly aroused
to the Importance of the matter and good
work Is now being done within and out
side the committees.
Notwithstanding the persistent report
that the Northern Pacific Is to remove the
division terminals from Ellensburg to Cle
Elum, 25 miles to the west, the company
continues to make substantial Improve
ments here. Three new sidetracks, each
of 70 cars capacity, are now being con
structed. The yards have Just been sup
plied with one of the new switch engines,
the same as was recently sent to Port
land. In addition, the office force has
been materially increased. Two assistant
trainmasters are now located here, one
for the Idaho and the other for the Pa
cific division. Four operators are em
ployed, where two did the work a few
months ago. The Northwestern Improve
ment Company Is also putting in large
coalyards contiguous to the depot, so
taken altogether, the present Is the mosj.
active period in the road's history, at this
Surveyors are still In the field on the
line of the Ellensburg-Llnd cut-off, and,
while they divulge nothing, it Is the gen
eral belief that this line will be construct
ed In the near future.
BAKER CITY PARKS.
Commission Formed to Beautify the
BAKER CITY, Or.. Jan. 12. The Park
Commission of this city, a body of ladles
and gentlemen appointed last year to take
charge of the work of securing ground
and establishing one or more parks In
Baker City, will soon organize and begin
active operations. An assessment will be
levied. In accordance with the provisions
of the' law which authorizes the creation
of the commission. Several sites have
been offered to the city, but as yet the
members of the commission have not
given the matter of location a serious
A railroad laborer named Brlce, working
with the O. R. & N. bridge-construction
train on a bridge near Horseshoe Bend,
met with an accident today which may
result fatally, although he was able this
evening to be removed to La Grande. He
fell from the bridge a distance of 25 feet,
striking on a heavy timber on his back.
He was brought to this city, where Dr.
Snow, the railroad physician, examined
him a'nd found no bones broken. The doc
tor was- of the opinion Brlce would re
cover. Fine Mineral Cabinet.
One of the neatest as well as the most
valuable mineral cabinets for Its size that
has ever been gotten together in this
state is now on exhibition In the Citi
zens' Bank of this city.. It is a small af
fair, about two feet square, but It con
tains specimens of quartz showing free
gold which are actually worth over 51000,
and, considering the rarity of the speci
mens, It is easily worth 510,000. The speci
mens all come from the Gem mine, owned
by the Gelser Bros., of this city, and
were recently taken from a very rich
body of quartz ore opened up In this
OVERLAP LAND CASE.
Decision in the Moore Contest Sus
tains the Railroad Company.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Jan. 12. The
Register and Receiver of the United States
Land Office here have received the decis
ion of tho Secretary of the Interior in the
land contest case of Franklin B. Moore
vs. the Northern Pacific Railway Com-
l pany, involving d quarter section of land
in township 2 north, range 2 east, wherein
the contention of the railroad company
ls sustained. The decision is Important
for the reason that it recognizes and
confirms the title of the company to lands
claimed by reason of the construction of
its branch line from Portland to Tacoma.
in territory known as "overlap," In which
lands are claimed under the 20-mlle grant
of the Portland-Tacoma branch, and the
overlap 40-mile grant made under the act
of 1864. for the construction of main line
from Wallula to Portland. The decision
is in conformity with the recent decis
ion of the United States Circuit Court.
Washington district. In the case of the
United States vs. the Northern Pacific
Railway Company, and practically an
nuls the famous Spauldlng decision, which
held all lands claimed by the railroad
company in the overlap territory for
feited and restored to tho public domain
by the act of September 29, 1890. The de
cision affects many settlers in this coun
ty who settled on lands in good faith, re
lying on the decision In the Spauldlng
case as final. The settlers will now be
given an option of selecting other lands
5134.917,1041 5133,533,577 5130.2S2.S79
In lieu of those held. In accordance with
the lien land act of 1S9S.
A CLEVER ESCAPE.
Prisoner Got Oat of Alcatraz ia a
BAN. FRANCISCO. Jan. 12. Frank Holt,
a mlttur-r prtfORc f AlctrM lejana,
serving 13 years for desertion, has clever
ly escaped. He concealed himself in a
large wooden box, which was consigned to
a clothing firm. In this city, and which
was jmt aboard the steamer McDowell.
The top of the box was so arranged with
leather straps that it could be opened
from the Inside. It is thought that after
the box was put aboard Holt crawled
Into it and did not emerge until the ves
sel reached the dock on this side of the
bay. As Holt was dressed in a blue uni
form, he walked ashore with other sol
diers without detection. The police have
arrested as an accomplice Edward H. Sim
mons, a soldier who was released from
Alcatraz about the time Holt escaped.
Baildla-r at North Yakima.
NORTH YAKIMA, Wash., Jan. 12. Ar
rangements are about completed for a
three-story stone block, 75 feet wide and
140 feet long, on Yakima avenue and First
street. The property belongs to Dr. Sloan,
of Roslyn. The Odd Fellows have re
cently let a contract for a 515,000 building
on Yakima avenue and Third. It Is stated
that if an offer recently made to the
owners of the lots across the avenue Is
accepted, a building the same size will be
erected there in the Spring. The Yakima
Hardware Company is planning to build
also at an early date. Contracts were let
this week for an Ice factory and cold-storage
plant, and It Is stated on good author
ity that a wealthy Eastern, brewer Is nego
tiating for a site for a brewery.
Prizes for the three best essays on the
Sunnyslde, offered by Manager Granger,
of the irrigation company, were awarded
this week. Ross K. Tiffany secured the
first prize of 5G0, A. C. Auldon. the second
of 530, and A. D. Dunn the third of 520.
MUwanlcIc Teachers' Institute.
OREGON CITY, Jan. 12. A teachers'
institute will be held at Mllwaukle. Jan
uary 25. The following programme will
be rendered: Reading, "A First Term's
Work," Miss Frances Myers; "Causes of
Faulty Expression," Miss Gertrude Nefz
ger; "How to Secure Good Expression."
Miss Margaret Williams; "Questions,"
Charles A. Dawson, assistant professor
at Willamette University; "The School
Library; Best Use of Reference Books,"
Professor H. L. McCann; "The Place of
Supplementary Reading," Professor T. J.,
Gary; "Ways and Means of Securing a
Library." Professor C. M. Crittenden; ad
dress, George H. Hlmes, of Portland;
"Fads; Their Uses and Abuses," State
Superintendent J. H. Ackerman. The
committee In charge of the Institute Is
Miss Fannie G. Porter, V. A. Davis and
County Superintendent J. C. Zlnser.
Washington State Labor Congress.
TACOMA, Jan. 12. Delegates to the fifth
session of the State Labor Congress,
which will begin In Tacoma Wednesday,
are beginning to arrive. The officers of
the congress anticipate the largest at
tendance In the history of- organized labor
in this state, and results commensurate
with the degree of interest shown. One
of the Important matters coming before
the congress is a proposition to organize
a State Federation of Labor. The object
Is to have an organization with full power
and authority to settle all questions con
cerning labor Interests In Its Jurisdiction,
and whose decisions would be binding on
all of the subordinate organizations. Some
of the delegates are said to be in favor of
keeping the congress up and using It as
a means of organizing a labor party con
trolled entirely by union men.
Ores-on City Land Office.
OREGON CITY, Jan. 12. The quarterly
report of the United States Land Office
was completed yesterday, as follows:
Homestead entries 104
Acres embraced therein 15,440. so
FlnM proofs 50
Acres proved up on 7,572. C2
State selections 0
Acres in state selections 1,223. Gl
Timber and stone land entries CO
Fees and commissions t 2.723 63
Cash sales 523.307 74
Acres hold for cash 12.660.30
Amount above maximum 5 004 73
Fisherman's Body Found.
ASTORIA, Or., Jan. 12. Word was re
ceived by Coroner Pohl this afternoon
that the body of George Carlson had been
picked up In the river near Sand Island
by the Cape Disappointment llfeeavlng
crew. Carlson lived In a scow near
Tongue Point, and started from Astoria In
a small skiff for his home about 10 days
ago. Nothing was 6een of him afterward,
and it ls supposed his boat swamped.
He was about 50 years of age. and had
been fishing on the Columbia River for a
number of years.
Port of Tillamook Tax.
TILLAMOOK, Or., Jan. 12. At a meet
ing of the Port of Tillamook Commission,
called by President A. J. Cohn, a tax of
one mill was levied. Representative B.
L. Eddy was chosen to fill a vancancyon
the commissi onln the place of Frank
The Treasury of Whitman County has on
The school directors of Dayton district
are in a quandary as to how they can ac
commodate the rapidly i Increasing num
ber of school children who continue to
apply for admission to the public schools.
John Esmond, of Index, was arraigned
at Everett last week on" the charge of
wrecking the office of the Sunset Lumber
Company at Index by placing sticks of
dynamite in the stovewood. Several wit
nesses were examined, and on motion of
Prosecuting Attorney Cooley the case was
continued a week.
Mayor Copensplre, of South Bend, and
the new City Council and other city offi
cers were sworn Into office last week. The
new Mayor made a short address. In
which' he urged the strict fulfillment of
all pledges made in the city campaign as
to the enforcement of law and the sup
pression of gambling in the barrooms.
Two men from Pasco were arrested at
Wallula last week by officers from Frank
lin County, and taken back to Pasco to
await trial for alleged stealing from box
cars. Considerable trouble has been ex.
perlenced by the Northern Pacific at Pas
co this season from what seemed to be
th work of. An. nreranlrprt irarur of hnx.Mr
I G. S. Phillips, who was employed In the
I livery barn of B. C Woods, of Medical
Lake, drove to Davenport with a drum
mer Tuesday evening and sold the team
and hack to R. C. Waller of Spokane,
for 566, giving a bill of sale. Phillips was
arrested by Jack O'Farrell, City Marshal.
Mr. Woods went over from Medical Lake
Wednesday afternoon and claimed the
At Davenport Wednesday evening the
wooden building on the north side of Mor
gan street, owned by H. H, McMillan and
ocupled by a Japanese resturant, caught
fire from a stovepipe running through the
celling. Although the blaze had broken
through tho roof when the alarm was
given, the newly organized fire depart
ment soon had it completely extinguished.
There was no insurance. Loss, 5500.
Sermon by IteTr Pastor.
Rev. F. Vernon Jones, who arrived from
San Francisco Friday evening to enter
on his work as pastor of the Hassalo
street Congregational Church, was greeted
yesterday morning with a large audience
at that church. At the close of the ser
mon there was no disappointment. 'His
first discourse showed Mr. Jones to be one
of the ablest ministers that had ever
occupied the pulpit. He received a most
cordial reception from the members. At
the morning hour he spoke from tho
text. Proverbs 111:17, "Her ways are ways
Hot Letter Looked For.
Hon. J. Sterling Morton has been ap
pointed to represent Nebraska at the St.
Louis. Exposition As the distinguished
agrostologlst Is opposed to expositions in
general, this appointment ought .to be
good for a red-hot letter of declination.
The Kay 3aya-c$ cum pilw.
MAT BE BROKEX BY THE "WITH
DRAWAL OF THE ARGENTINES.
Steps Taken Looking- to the Preser
vation of Archaeological Mona
1 r meats In America.
MEXICO CITY, Jan. 12. The meetings
fixed for this morning between the rep
resentatives of the American, Mexican.
Argentine and Peruvian delegations to
the Pan-American Conference, for the
purpose of definitely settling the arbitra
tion dispute, did not take place, the Mexi
can representatives having asked for a I
xunner postponement on account or not
being able to consult with President Diaz,
who Is absent from the city. In the mean
time, the Argentines and their friends are
getting tired of delays, and say that If
they are prolonged beyond a reasonable
point they will take them as equivalent
to a definite rejection of their claims to
have the compulsory plan passed through
the conference, and will, therefore, with
draw. The Chileans, on the other hand, have
not abated their demand that the com
pulsory plan shall not be reported to the
conference, and they drop all sorts of
mysterious hints about what they will do
if it is. The Chileans base their claims
not only on the general understanding
that nothing disagreeable to Chile ls to
be discussed by the conference, but upon
the alleged verbal and specific promlso
made to their Minister, Bellocodecido, in
an. Interview by Ignaclo Marlscal. Minis
ter of Foreign Relations of the Mexican
Government, that the subject of compul
sory arbitration should not be brought up.
The Mexicans say that the Chileans mis
understood the real Import of thl3 Inter
view. Nevertheless, at the present mo
ment It looks very much as if the Chil
eans were going to have their way,
though It is impossible to make any cer
tain forecast. -If the Argentines and their
friends withdraw, they will almost as
suredly do so during the course of the
present week. No one here can clearly
understand why tho Chileans should not
take the same ground as the United
States in this matter, viz., refrain from
having anything to do with the compul
sory treaty, but allow those who want
to sign it full liberty to do so.
The committee on general welfare has
adopted the resolutions of Volney Foster,
of the United States, and Senor Chaven
ro. of -Mexico, looking to the preservation
of archaeological monuments in the coun
tries of America. The resolutions are as
"Whereas, There exists In the territory
of the republics represented In tho con
ference, archaeological, anthropological
and ethnological remains of Inestimable
value, which the course of time, corrosion
and vandalism are effacing and destroy
ing: therefore, be it
"Resolved, That this conference recom
mends to the respective republics repre
sented that an International American
Archaeological Commission be created, the
President of each of the American Repub
lics to name one or more members of said
commission, who shall be appointed for
five years or more; that each government
that Is represented shall defray the ex
penses of Its commissioner or commis
sioners; that the other expenses neces
sary for the prosecution of the work here
in contemplated, and for the publication,
of the report of said commission, shall
be provided for by the different govern
ments in the same manner as now in
force for the support of the Bureau of
American Republics; that the organiza
tion of the commission shall take place
in the City of Washington, U. S. A.,
within two years from this date; that the
accounts of said commission shall be en
tirely In the charge of the Bureau of
American Republics; that the commis
sion shall meet at least once a year, and
that It shall have power to name sub
committees charged especially with the
work of exploration or other duties.
"Resolved. That It Is the Intention of
the conference. In providing for the cre
ation of this commission, that Its labors
shall result In the establishment at some
place, to be designated by the majorlty
of the republics approving this recom
mendation, of an international American
museum, which shall be made the center
for works of Investigation and Interpreta
tion and the receptacle for the materials
gathered together by the said commis
sion, and that said committees shall be
likewise appointed by the said commis
sion, which will uncover and preserve
the ruins of the principal ancient cities
existing within the American Republics
and establish In each republic a museum,
of objects collected In such cities, and. so
far as practlcablo, to provide conveniences
for the visiting public."
The town of Tyson ls building a school
house. Tho official statement of the Bank of
Nez Perces shows 525,000 In deposits, after
but a few months existence.
Lau Bros., of Pocatello, lost 25 head of
sheep from one of their bands recently.
The animals ate some poisonous plant
near Ten-Mile Pass, five miles northeast
The A. O. U. W. has paid out J6000 In
benefits in Idaho the past month. The
Odd Fellows of Idaho paid out 59000 for
the relief of Its sick and distressed mem
bers last year.
William Connlff dropped dead in a Wal
lace saloon Wednesday evening, presum
ably from heart disease. He was about 40
years of age, and had lived In Montana
for the past 27 years.
There are In the State of Idaho 41,783
males of military age. There are eight
companies In the Idaho National Guard,
with 24 commissioned officers, 16 musi
cians and 530 privates, making a total of
661 enlisted men..
The Lewlston Water Company has filed
In the District Court a petition to have
the recent municipal election for an Issue
of 5SO.000 bonds for a water system be de
clared Illegal. The sale of bonds it ad
vertised to take place January 29.
A telephone line to Thunder Mountan
Is projected. The proposition ls now up
to the Chamber of Commerce and busi
ness men of Boise, to decide on what
route the line shall take from that-city.
A line has already been completed to
Farmers In the vicinity of Cameron are
considering the creamery enterprise, and
expect to be able to make definite ar
rangements for tho enterprise before April
1. It Is said this move ls In a mcasuro
due to the larce number of new settlers
who located In that section during the
Tho Grangevllle Board of Trade has
decided that a trail should be built up the
South Fork of the Salmon so as to give
an all Winter route to Thunder Mountain.
This will give Spokane, Lewlston and
Grangevllle a 12 months' route, and the
several points will be asked to aid In the
The recent sale of state school lands at
Lewlston attracted a lively crowd of bid
ders, and Chief Clerk Steunenberg found
no difficulty In disposing of the 4770 acres
offered. In nearly every Instance the
lands sold In advance of the appraised
value, and the sales aggregated 556,245, or
a little above an average of 512 per acre.
Diphtheria Is prevalent In Fremont
County. Recently a young lady died at
Burton, and It was not known what ailed
her; the remains were taken to the
church and the coffin opened. Later it
was found out the young lady had diph
theria. Six children In one family died
last week from the disease, and several
more cases are reported.
C. L. Smith, of Minnesota, who has been
employed during the post two years by
the O. R. & N. Co., addressed the uni
versity assembly at Moscow, Wednesday
afternoon, the subject of his address be
ing, "When, Why and How," as applied
to the farming industry. Mr. Smith has
been engaged by the university authorities
to assist at farmers' Institutes during the
next two months.
One million pounds 0 carloads of
wool sold at one time by Owyhee's big
wool-grower. Robert Noble, is claimed by
Boise papers to be the biggest wool deal
ever made In Idaho. The amount real
ized Is said to be 5120.000.
The Gem State Rural says Franklin ls
one of the oldest organized communities
in the state. The first school "building in
the state, it ls said, was built there 41
years ago. The meeting house in which
the Farmers' Institute was held was
erected in 1864 and is still In a pretty good
state of preservation. The oldest, resident
of that region ls Mrs. Polly M. Packer,
who came to the site of the place April
14, 1SG0. .
Under the new agreement between the
smelter and mine-owners, the output of
the Coeur d'Alene silver-lead mines will
be limited to SOOO tons a month, aside
from the Bunker Hill &. Sullivan ship
ments to Its own smelter. This is prac
tically the same as the shipments last
year after the agreement to reduce the
output. There will be a few changes,
however, between different properties, al
though but one mine will be added to the
list of shippers the Silver King. Tho
Frisco and Hecla will both remain closed,
says a Wallace paper.
Some time ago a miner named Johnson,
now at Iron Mountain, panned out spec
imens of a strange mineral at a spring
on Willow Creek, in Oregon, about 20
miles from Welser. He made a placer lo
cation and took samples there to learn
the nature of his find. However, local
men gave It numerous chemical tests
without Identifying It. C. S. Fosselman
and D. A. Utter visited the place and
panned out enough to send to the pro
fessor at the Montana State University,
who has pronounced It pure tin, says the
Nampa Leader. So far as known, this Is
the first evidence of the existence of tin
In that section.
It is proposed to establish a reservation
embracing the land on which are the
famous springs which constitute the
starting point of the great Snake River,
says the Boise Statesman. These springs
are among the most remarkable In the
country. They pour forth a great vol
ume of water, their united streams con
stituting a veritable river. Their waters
are as clear as crystal. The stream be
low them Is the spawning place for the
trout of the Snake and Its tributaries.
The surroundings are very beautiful, and
he spot constitutes a natural resort for
Summer tourists. The proposed reserve
embraces about 40 square miles.
AT THE HOTELS.
I H Younff, Conn j
C R George, USA
H M Rogers. S P
L B Turner. N Y
W S Garrett, S F
C F Jackson. S F
H C Churchill. Boston
Mr & Mrs R J Mere.
W E Burgesa, Chgo
Sol Pelaer. S F
T L Decker. K C
Z P Smith & wf. elf
O A Smith. Pendleton
Chas Gauld, city
Mrs Geo F Gauld. S F
Mro Dermette. city
M E rimer, S F
F W Pettygfove. S F
Mrs Pettygrove, 3 F
Miss OUta Pettygrove,
J L Casswell. Chgo
F A Brown. Duluth
Miss M Blalton. EeattIF J Welnawd. Chgo
R M Castle, do
M H Coooer. S F
Mrs H A Hayes & son.
Miss Patterson, do
K C Johnstone. S F
H R Selby. S F
Miss Lang, Dalles
Miss E L Lang, do
H J Kaltsky. city
G F IVentworth. Taco
Theo Hansen. Seattle
V' E Martin. Omaha
J R Fotherlngham, N Y
A B CaJder. Seattle
E J Coyle, Vancouver
Wra Bufflngton. BurnsfJ "W Norrls. S F
B T Fennl, Arlington
E A Haven, N Y
E J Joale. Seattle
Geo G Mowat. S F
Miss Trlx Lambert.
jMra Joale, do
Miss uaruweii, ao
V Huntley. Indn
Mtss Fern Lambert, do
O Klrkpatrlck, do
Miss Howatt, do
H L Votaw, Tacoma
J Norval Smith, Parson
Harry il Smith, do
Mamie Barbar. do
Mrs J Swift. Castle Rk
Mrs D J HUler. do
Earl Clark, do
A F Atkins. St Paul
W F Matlock, Pendle
ton Mrs Matlock, do
Mlsa Helen Clapp, Salt
C F Mlcheltach & wf.
Miss R Williams.
A Thomson & wf,
Blarney Stevens, Alas
John Peterson. Spokan
C A Pacue. S F
Dave M Atch. Heppnr
T Wiseman, city
J w Armstrong, ao
R F Steldt, St Paul
G N Smith & wf, do
P J Barber. Ashland
J X Bramholl. Ames
L D Holder. Monro
J L O'Brien. S F
O P Hulse. Moro
J A Noble. Pendleton
F Edwards, do
Alex Belchls. Mitchell
CAB Colbrook. N D
Doug Bclto, Pilot Rk
Frank Gibson. Rlck-
W B Woodln, city
E H Wight, Idahj
Miss; Meredith. Salem
A Adams. Tygh Vally
B F Scott, 8 P :o. city
J S Abbott. lone
lA E Dangler. Detroit
J G Blake. Seattle
Chas Burke. Castle i:k
S M Ray. Dallas
Chas Meller. Astoria
Mrs Meller. do
F D Bantelle. O R & N
Jacob Sires. South Bend
W L West, city
W J Ingalls, Astoria
C. W. Knowles, Manager.
M Meyer, city
F A Page. Euj-ene
C A Parker. Jas Nell W H Rhodes. S F
T H Crawford. Union
F A Cuoley, ""anccuv
C M Crosby. Albany
Thos Dealey, Astoria
A Kingston, Alimeda,
Mrs Kingston, do
E L Smith, Pendleton
E L Smith. Hoo.1 ltiv
B C Holt, Spokane
C S Primrose. Cngo
Mrs Primrose, do
I Barry. Butte
Mrs Barry, do
E J Brannick. Portland
H I Miller. Seattle
Mrs Miller, do
R N Doherty. N
F E Lucas. Spokano
D R Davis. S F
J Vinton, do
T C Rush. Chehalls
R Vinton, do
W G Schmidt. OlympIajJ B V Johnston. Taco
Jos Anderson, beattlt J H snuiu, uou-do
Mrs Anderson, do
C W Fulton, Astoria
Mrs Fulton, do
J M Arthur, city
E J Bannister. N Y
J F Davis, Chlc-HKD
J C Maddersnn. do
C H Dunn. Tacoma
P K Parkhurst, do
Hotel Brunswick, Seattle.
European, first-class. Rates, 50c to 51.50.
One block from depot Restaurants near
Tncomn Hotel, Tacoma.
American plan. Rates. 53 and up.
Donnelly Hotel, Tacoma.
European .plan. Rates 50c nnd up.
HE HITS HARD.
Good, Old King: Coffee.
People don't realize what a savage ty
rant coffee Is. It gets the upper hand
and one of the reasons It maintains its
power is that people do not believe that
coffe"e is doing the deadly work, but
they wake up onco In a while.
A lady In Norfolk, Va., writes an In
teresting experience. "Some months ago
a friend who was calling asked If I
wanted to read a sweet letter, and as I
read It she brushed her tears away. It
was from a beautiful Christian woman,
the mother of her husband.
"The doctor had told her that they could
not give her any encouragement that she
would never be well again, and In her
sweet. Christian way. she wrote regard
ing her approaching death, saying she
had relinquished all hopes and was quiet
ly awaiting the coming of the grim
'"The husband sent for his mother, who
was Just able to be moved. When I
called I found she was suffering from a
most aggravated stomach and bowel trou
ble, being In pair most of her time, and
she could hardly retain enough nourish
ment to keep her alive, although .she was
always hungry and craving food, but
not daring to touch It because of the
agony It, brought her.
"I found she was a coffee drinker and
Insisted that she quit the coffee and take
Postum Food Coffee with some Grape
Nuts Breakfast Food. I had gone
through a wonderful experience myself
and knew the value of both Postum and
"I -went right to work and made her a
cup of Postum the first thing, which she
drank and liked It wonderfully well. 8he
made the change and began to Improve
In a few days She had gradually gotten
better and better, and, of course, I have
been much Interested In her recovery.
"A short time ago I met her daughter-in-law
and asked her how her mother was
getting on. She sald, 'Wonderfully well.
She ls a new woman. She has entirely
recovered her health and spirits, and
Just to think. It was by the simple act or
leaving off that poisonous coffee and
taking on Postum Food Coffee and Grape
Nuts Breakfast Food.' "
This letter was written by Mrs. M. L.
Eggleston. of Post Norfolk, Va. There
is a wonderful lesson that thousands of
people can learn, that of leaving off nar
cotics and poisonous drugs like coffee and
using plain, natural liquid and solid food
containing the elements the Creator In
tended for man's use.
DANIEL M. FRENCH DEAD
PIONEER MERCHANT AND RANKER.
OF THE DALLES.
Passed Array at His Home Yesterday
After a Prolonged Illness HI
Career in Early Days.
THE DALLES, Jan. 12. D. M. French,
eenldr member of the firm of French &:
Co., bankers of this city, died here this
morning at his residence, after a pro
longed Illness of pernicious aenemla.
Daniel Meade French was born In Or
leans County, Vermont, June 16, 1S2S, re
ceiving his education in the district
school? of that vicinity. Leaving his New
England home In 1S50, he spent a year or
two In Louisiana. Starting West In 1852
to join his two brothers, Joseph and
Joshua, who had preceded him to Cali
fornia. En route he was ship-wrecked on
tho Ill-starred steamer, Golden Gate,
which went ashore with her 1400 passan
gers on the California Coast, near San.
For nearly 10 years Mr. French en
gaged In business with his brothers Jn
Calaveras County. In 1S62 he came to The
Dalles, establishing the merchantlle house
of French, Gllman & Co. Here he was
shortly Joined by his brother, Joshua W
French. the business continuing until
1S74, when It was sold to Brooks & Mc
Farland. In 1877 the French Bros' busi
ness holdings were merged Into the
banking house of French &. Co., the first
bank established In this section of East
ern Oregon. Besides his banking house,,
at the time of his death, Mr. French was
president of the Arlington National Bank,
the Gilman-French Land and Livestock:
Company, and a director and chief pro
moter of the Wasco Warehouse Milling:
Company. He was twice married: first
to Miss Alice Gee, of San Francisco. A.
son and daughter were born to them, the:
son dying at the age of five. The daught
er, Mrs. Charles Pease. Is living in San
In 1S7G he was married to Miss Samantha
Carter, of Antelope, Or., who, with three
children, Mrs. Earnest Lueddemann.
Paul and Constance, survive him. He
leaves also three brothers, Joshua W.
and Smith, of The Dalles, and Marshall
French, of Port Townsend.
One of Mr. French's last conscious acts
was to press the electric button which
set In motion the machinery of the Wasco
Warehouse Milling Company's new
flouring mills in this city.
C. F. Laccy.
FOREST GROVE, Jan. 12. C. F. Lacey.
aged 45 years, died at his home here last
night Deceased was born ln'Mllwaukee,
Wis., and moved to Missoula In 18S6.
where he was engineer on the Northern
Pacific Railroad for nine years, when he
came to Forest Grove, where he hact
since resided. In 1S76, at Canton, Dakota,
he married Miss ParmeHa Hartslg, who.
with two children, survive him. Inter
ment will be in the Naylor Cemetery to
morrow. Catholic Church Dedicated.
HILLSBORO, Or., Jan. 12. The new
Catholic church in this city was dedicated,
this- morning, the sermon being preached
by Archbishop Christie. The building:
seats 1000 people, and the auditorium was,
crowded. Hundreds of Catholic people
from all over the county were present.
The Verbroot Catholic band discoursed
sacred music during the exercises. The
structure ls a flne one. and Rev. Father
Black, at whose Instance the church was
built, was present at the services.
Smith's Point Spnr.
ASTORIA, Or.. Jan. 12. The committee
which has been soliciting subscriptions
for building a railroad spur around Smith's
Point, and the erection of a building- for
a sash and door factory, completed Its
labors last evening. The amount raised
was about 57000. The contract for con
structing the spur has been let. and the
lumber for the building Is being cut The
plant that Is to be established Includes a.
sash and door factory, a sawmill and a.
Reform at Vancouver.
VANCOUVER. B. C. Jan. 12. Since tho
victory of the moral reform party in tho
municipal election here last Thursday,
various plans of reform have been pro
mulgated by the Mayor and Aldermen
elect whose terms of office will begin to
morrow. All the saloons are closed today.
In compliance with an order of the Chief
of Police, and the by-law against gam
bling is being strictly enforced.
Murder nnd Suicide at Eureka.
EUREKA, pal., Jan. 12. H. G. Saenld,
a restaurant-keeper, shot and killed his
wife In the presence of his 7-year-old child,
and then ended his own life. Domestic
Infelicity was tho cause of the tragedy.
DAILY METEOROLOGICAL REPORT.
PORTLAND. Jan. 12. Maximum tempera
ture. 49; minimum temperature. 30: river read
ing. 11 A. M.. 7.5 feet: change In 24 hours.
1.1 feet: total precipitation. 5 P. M. to 5
P. M.. none; total precipitation since Septem
ber 1. 1001, 16.73 Inches; normal precipitation
since September 1. 1001, 22.45 inches; deficien
cy. 5.07 Inches; total sunshine January 11.
0 hours; possible sunshine January 11. 0 hours.
PACIFIC COAST WEATHER. '
K T .Wind.
t o c c r:
eoi m 2
: ?3 : :
Astoria 52 NE Cloudy
Baker City 4210.00 SW Clear
Bismarck 12010.00 8 SE Clear
Boise 1420.00 W Cloudy
Helena 3410.00 SW Clear
Kamloops. B. C... 340.00 SE Cloudy
Neah Bay 40J0.08 S Cloudy
Pocatello 42)0.00 NW Clear
Portland 49 0.00 E Cloudy
Red Bluft 44J0.OO SE Clear
Roseburg 400.00 0 .... Clear
Sacramento 3C0.OO NE Cloudy
Salt Lake 3210.00 W Clear
San Francisco 4010.001 N Pt.cloudy
Spokane 300.00 NE Clear
Seattle 4810.04 S Raining
Walla Walla 34 0.00 S Cloudy
Except a few small showers on the Wash
ington coast and In the Puget Sound country,
no rain has fallen In the states west of tha
Rocky Mountains during the last 24 hours.
It ls unseasonably cold In Northern Califor
nia and In Southwestern Idaho, while else
where In the Pacific Coast States temperatures
are above the normal.
The Indications are for threatening weather,
with rain near the coast In Western Oregon
and Western Washington Monday. Fair weath
er will continue In Eastern Oregon Eastern
Washington and Idaho.
Forecasts made at Portland at 8 P. M. for
23 hours ending midnight. January 13:
Portland and vicinity Cloudy and occasion
ally threatening; winds mostly northerly.
Western Oregon and Western Washington
Cloudy and occasionally threatening, with light
rain near coast. Wlnd3 mostly easterly.
Eastern Oregon. Eastern Washington and
Idaho Fair; variable winds.
EDWARD A. BEALS, Forecast Offlcial.
On Improved city and farm property, at lowest
current rates. Building loans. Installment
loans. MacMaster & Birrell. 311 Worcester blk.
50x100. ON SAVD3R.
near 2Cth street.
C. II. "KORELL.
251 Washington st
300 TONS COKE FOR SALE
We will sell 300 tons coke, in quantity t0
suit purchaser!, at reduced rate of $5. This U
done to give needed yard room for other Dur-
l pose. PORTLAND OAS CO.
c-J ijfcA .,$'