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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, WEDNESDAY, MARCH. 12, .1902.
WHO GETS MARION?
Political Battle Hardest in
History of County.
PRIMARIES RIGHT AT HAND
SimoH-Geer People Confident of Vic
tory Opposition Is in the Same
Frame of Mind Situation la
Several Precinct. -
SALEM, March 11. With only two days
left in -which to prepare for the primary
election In Marion County, the political
leaders are -working -with a vigor never
before seen in Salem on such an occasion.
The headquarters of both factions are
busy places, and the slatemakers are In
continual conference. The Simon-Geer
workers assert that they have an easy
contest, but the light they are putting
up gives one the Impression that both
Bides -will realize that there has been a
.battle. The anti-Slmon-Geer people say
they -will certainly carry Salem No. 2, the
largest precinct In the county, and they
also feel confident of carrying Salem No.
1 and Salem No. 4. They acknowledge
that Salem- No. 3 Is in doubt. That pre
cinct is in the central part of the city and
contains the greater part of the floating
vote. It Is generally said this precinct
is the most uncertain of all. The Simon
Geer faction lays claim to the whole
city, but irom the effort being put forth
in No. 2, it is evident It considers tho sit
uation there in a- critical condition. This
iaction also asserts it will have n. walk
over in No. 4.
Will Go Anti-Simon.
A well-known Simon-Geer worker is au
thority lof tho statement that Brooks pre
cinct will go anti-Simon, and it is gen
erally conceded that W. J. Clarke.vWho is
candidate for the nomination lor State
Printer, will carry his precinct, Gervals
This will mean an antl-Geer slate in tho
first instance, though the delegation might
favor Geer after Mr. Clarke's interests
have been looked after. Macleay precinct,
5eer's home, will send a delegation In his
favor, without any opposition so far as
can now be learned, and the delegation
will also be friendly to Simon. The oppo
sition admits this.
"Woodbnrn Pretty Evenly Divided.
A warm Jlght Is also on in Woodburn.
That the result will be close is generally
acknowledged, and both sides claim tho
victory. The fight is a local one, with
J. M. Poorman, a Simon-Geer man, on
one side, and Walter .. Tooze and J. H.
Settlemier on the other. The latter two
will concede their delegation to Geer,
but not to Simon. Mr. Poorman was In
Salem Monday, looking after some of the
details of his campaign. Poorman and
Settlemier will oppose each other for seats
in the next Legislature.
The three Sllverton precincts are claimed
by both factions. L. J. Adams, of Silver
ton, Is a candidate for return to the State
Senate, and will want the Sllverton dele
gates to back him. He is being supported
by the Simon people, and If he gets tho
support of those precincts they may be
classed as Simon precincts.
Jefferson precinct will send a delegation
to the convention in favor of Nod Looney
for return to the Senate, and It Is under
stood that at least a part of the delega
tion will also be for Geer for Governor.
Stayton Is generally counted a Simon
stronghold, though the antls are confident
and claim they will get a part of the
As to County Offices.
Among candidates for county officers,
W. A. Taylor, candidate for nomination
for ther Sheriff's office, is making tho
most, vigorous canvass. He says he is
keeping his hands off the Senatorial and
Gubernatorial fights, and that he has in
formed both factions of the position he
has taken. His principal opponent, W. H.
Savage, is an outspoken advocate of the
renomlnatlon of Governor Geer, and is
helping to put up a Simon-Geer slate in
his own precinct, Englewood. Savage
usually wins in his own precinct and 3s
expected to bring 11 delegates to the con
vention this time, though the opposition
says it will beat his slate.
Ko Interest in Tlllamoolc.
B. L. Eddy, a member of the last House
from Tillamook County, was in Salem to
day on business before the Suprems
Court. He says tho Gubernatorial fight
is arousing no interest whatever in hla
county, and no candidate is being sup
ported or opposed. Mr. Eddy Is a candi
date -for return to the Legislature. He
is an anU-Slmon man, but further than
that he is not pledged, and has not finally
mado up his mind whom he -would sup
port forSenator 'should he be re-elected.
"His opponent for the nomination is J. W.
Maxwell, who was a member of the lower
house in 1S99. Maxwell will get the sup
port of the -Simon pdople in Tillamook
CourifyJ The primaries will be held on
Friday, March 15. '
DAIItYMEX ARE .COMPLAIN IXG.
l"WaHt to Knovr Why Senator Simon
Is Jfot in "Washington.
Dairymen would "Tike fo'know what Sen
ator Simon is doing at Portland whether
he thinks the Grout bill worth fighting for
when it comes up In the Senate. They
especially desire to lthow this because the
' bill is said to have email chance of pass
jing and every vpte counts. The T. S.
Townsend Creamery Company sends tho
t 'We are Interested In the dairy Industry
of this state and realize that we need all'
the protection we can get from oleomar-
marine. As the Grout bill, which will give
jus that protection, is liable to come up
in the Senate any day for consideration, I
I -would like to ask for the address of our
penior Senator, Joseph Simon.
' "Wo should also like to know what has
feeen done "with the bushels of letters and
J-y)Bxds of resolutions tba,t have been sent
to him during the past three years from
tho farmers -and dairymen all over this
j gtate. What do wo elect our Senators for,
I to, look outfor.our interests? Are all of
'our efforts in this direction to go for
-"We have .been told that Senator Simon
has left hip ppst of xluty at Washington
fwglectlng -Ijho; interests- of the state at
-Jwrge. II tms is so.-tne rarmers anaxiairy-
? jo.en of this state-' would llko to know it"
ELECTION AT LA GRANDE.
Aatl-GaBibling: Forces "Win Victory
for Serifeer Over Clmrca.
fUA GRANDE, March 1L The election
yesterday resulted in the defeat of the re
ormer6. The result complicates the
;gcriber-Church factional fight, and In this
respect Scrlber wins, although F. Lu Mey
ers, who Is assistant cashier In the La
Grande National Bank, of which Church
Is cashier. was elected Treasurer by a
Jieavy majority. " The anti-gambling forces
elected Mayor, Recorder and two Coun
cilmen. while the opposition got the Mar
shal, Treasurer and one Councilman. J.
C. Henry was elected Mayor by 35S votes,
to 231 for A. C. Miller; H. C. TVilliams Re
corder, by SC8 votes, to 319 for Fred B.
Currey; John Steinbeck, Marshal, over
Frank Chllders, by 370 to 319; F. I Mey
ers, Treasurer, over F. A. Swaney, by 377
to 203. Councllmen-elect are: J. W. Scrlb
er, Frank Owsley and L. D. "White. The
holdover members are two for anti-gambling
and one opposed. The anti-reform
party thus has half the Council and the
Mayor, with his deciding vote.
This ie the fourth election since a move
ment was begun to enforce the laws
against gambling. The first campaign was
a success, the next a failure, the election
last year gave a partial victory, and the
fourth the result heretofore noted.
ROAXIIXG GIMLET MINE.
iB&laHR. Man Pays $10,000 for It, aa&
Will ContinHe Development.
GRANT'S PASS, March 1L Th Roaring
Gimlet mine, in the Gold Hill district, has
been sold by Reese & Sutton to William
Balsley, of Indiana, for 710,030. Sutton
& Reese bought the property about one
year ago for $3000. Since that time thay
have removed some 12,00 from stringers
uncovered in the development of the mine.
The mine has been noted for Its produc
tion of rich bunches or pockets of free
gold. It has produced many of these, not
withstanding the fact that it has as yet
been opened to a depth of but 90 feet. Tho
new owners propose to continue the work
of development. There is no doubt but
that it contains a rich and extensive ore
Machinery for BalldlnK a. Dam.
Two engines, a small sawmill, large ca
bles, and a quantity of other machinery
have arrived for the Golden Drift Mining
Company, of the Do Diggings district,
and will be used In tho building of a dam
across Rogue River, 2 miles above this
city. Six Pelton wheels will be placed at
the dam, sufficient to furnish 3000 horse
power. A battery of pumps will furnish
water for six giants and an irrigating
Kerr Cyanide Plant.
A new cyanide plant has been recently
installed At the Gold Bug mine In the
Mount Reuben district, and the tailings
of the mine, all of which have been saved
during the several years the mine has
been In operation, are being worked over
and the values, which average $15 per
Bonded for 935,000.
The Ovlatt hydraulic mines, on Pickett
Creek, have been bonded to San Francisco
capitalists for CO days, by George W. Tk
fren, for $35,000.
Biff Strike at Thunder Mountain.
BOISE,Idaho, March 11. News has been
received from Thunder Mountain of a very
important discover' recently made there.
While details are lacking, the Information
at hand Is of the highest importance, both
because of the proportions of the ore body
that has been found and because of its
distance from the mines upon which the
work has been in progress during the Win
ter. At a point about 10 miles from the
Dewey property a mountain of porphyry,
similar to that In the Dewey claims, has
been found, and It seems to carry about
the same values. This ore deposit stands
up 300 feet above the surrounding country.
It Is spoken of as a great bluff. The por
phyry' has fallen away on both sides,
making masses of loose rock that is all
Rich Strike at the Gem Mine.
BAKER CITY, Or., March 1L Tho ore
chute at the Gem mine, which has been
yielding such wonderful values of late,
has been encountered on a level 100 feet
below the present workings. Some of the
richest gold quartz specimens ever taken
from any mine in Eastern Oregon have
been extracted from this vein. They are
on exhibition at the Citizens' Bank, in this
city The mine, which Is owned by tho
Gelser Bros., of this city, is now esti
mated to be worth $500,000. The property
is located near Sparta, in the "Panhandle"
district, and was bought by the present
owners last Fall.
Oregon Mining Stock Exchange.
PORTLAND, March 11.
vosterdftv'B auotatlons were:
Alaska. M.-&M $V
Hpnn Monarch ........ ........ .17'
furlV.nll .................... 3
fnnncrnnnllB ................. ..20'
Crjstal Consolidated 14
Cascade Calumet 2J4
Gold Hill & Bohemia v'A
Oregon-Colorado M. M. & D 24
CiiMtnlim "" e1l dot A Zi
Sweden Copper (GtS.) 87JI
1500 Bronze Monarch 1VA
1500 Crystal Consolidated 15
1000 Chicago 7H
1000 Lost Horse 3
1000 Oregon-Colorado 25
1000 Winnipeg 10
SPOKANE, March 11. The closing quota
tions of mining Btocks today were:
Prln. Maud .. Z 4
Qullp S0g ...
Raznb. Car ...824 87
Republic 10 10
Repervatlon .. 1 1
Amer. Boy ..6
Butte & Bos.. 2l
Deer Trail ... 3
Gold Ledge .. Vt
L. P. Surp.. . 7
Sullivan 8 i
Tom Thumb ..22?i 23J4
Tratie Dollar..lO 11
San Poll 27 37
Jim Blaine .. 2 5
J tn. Lion ...30 32V
Mom. Glory.. 3U 3V
BAN FRANCISCO, March 11. Official closing
quotations mining stocks:
Alta $0 041Hale & Norcross..fO 28
Best & Belcher. .
Challenge Con ..
Con. Cal. & Va.
Crown Point ...
Gould & Curry..
221 Occidental Con
Ophlr 1 00
Sliver Hill ....
10 Yellow Jacket
NEW YORK. March 1L Mining stocks today
closed as follows: '
Adams Con $0 25
Little Chief 0 11
Ontario 7 7&
Brunswick Con .. 0
Comstock Tunnel. 5
Con. Cal. & Va... 1 25
Deadwood Terra.. 50
Horn Silver 1 40!
Iron Silver 72
Leadvllle Con ... 6
Standard 3 30
BOSTON, March 11. Closing quotations:
Adventure ,...$ 22 50 Osceola $ 05 00
juiouez 4 i i-arroii ........ av ou
Amalgamated .. 68 50
Qulncy 135 00
Santa Fe Con... 3 75
Baltic 47 Z&j
Bingham 25 00
CaU & Hocla... 015 00
Tamarack 100 00
Copper" Range .
Mohawk 35 001 Wolverines
Old Dominion .. ZQ 23)
JAPANESE NOT WANTED.
British Columbia. Sees No Need, Hott
ver, of Moving Notv.
VANCOUVER, B. C, March 1L A spe
cial from Ottawa says:
The report of the royal commission on
Japanese immigration will be presented
to the government tomorrow. It is un
derstood that Commissioners Clute, Foley
and Mtinn have in their findings reported
that as long- as the inhibition act is en
forced in Japan, preventing any emigra
tion from that country to Canada or the
United States, It will meet all the objec
tions raised in British Columbia. How
ever, should this not be the case, the
emigration of Japanese to British Colum
bia is just as objectionable as the Chi
nese, and therefore legislation to prevent
the same would be necessary. It Is
thought legislation on the lines of the
Natal act would meet tho difficulty.
Alaskan Mail Contracts Let.
WASHINGTON, March 1L Bids were
opened at the Postofflce Department for
transportation of malls through portions
of Alaska. The awards which probably
will be made are as follows: Seattle to
Valdes, 1563 miles, the Pacific Packing &
Navigation Company, at 520,640 per annum
for two round trips a month; Valdes to
Eagle, 415 miles, to Oscar Fish at $35,000
per annum, for two round trips a month,
JndfgBicnt By Defaalt for Sank.
NEJV YORK, March 1L Judgment by
default for $90,000 was entered today
against Henry J. Flelschtnan, In favor of
the Farmers' & Merchants Bank, of Los
Angeles, Cal. Flelschman was formerly
cashier of the bank, and, It is alleged,
wrongly converted to his own use funds of
the bank. An attachment for 590,000 was
issued against bjs pecperty, December 27,
CRUSADE ON GAMBLING
OREGON- CITY MINISTER WTLIi LEAD
A MOVEMENT THERE.
Mayor Alleges Politics Is at the
Bottom of the Agitation Peti
tions Beinsr Clrcalated.
OREGON CITY, March 1L The anti
gambllng sermon of ev. A. J. Montgom
ery last Sunday has resulted in a move
ment for a crusade against gambling,
which will be commenced In a short time
Mr. Montgomery himself will lead the
fight, and will be assisted by the minis
ters of the city. It Is Intended to make
the campaign short and vigorous.
Mayor Dimlck said today that he might
call a special meeting of the Council to
deal with the matter. He stands in prac
tically the same position as Mr. Montgom
ery. Both were accused, one of permit
ting wide-open gambling In direct viola
tion of the city ordinance, and the other
of having the knowledge that gambling
existed and winking at It. Mr. Montgom
ery has openly denied the charge, and in
tends to further refute It by a crusade
against gambling. Mr. Dimlck denies that
gambling exists, except behind closed
doors and with chips. He said today that
slot machines, which paid money, were
not In operation, nor bad they been in the
past six months.
In regard to the alleged "graft," which
it has been asserted the Mayor was re
ceiving, he said It was an absolute false
hood, and that he had never received a
cent from any source for permitting
gambling to be carried on. 'Mr. Dimlck
said he supposed gambling games were in
operation, but he did not know any means
of stopping It. If the ministers of the city
could devise any means to convict the of
fenders, he would turn the police depart-.
mem over to tnem.
Mr. Dimlck concludes his defense by
saying that the outcry against hlni Is be
ing made for political purposes. Mayor
Dimlck yesterday addressed the following
letter to the Rev. -Montgomery:
I would be pleased It you would call at my
office at your convenience. If you will call
and offer any suggestion in regard to the
gambling question, I am ready to act with
you at any time or in any way.
The Rev. Montgomery has not yet re
plied to the Mayor's note. Several peti
tions are now in circulation throughout
the city for the closing of gambling
houses, and will be presented at the next
-meeting of the Council.
"WILLAMETTE; ELECTS DELEGATES.
Intercollegiate Oratorical Associa
tion Meets Friday.
SALEM, March 1L Willamette Univer
sity students have elected the following
delegates to represent the school in tho
business affairs of the Intercollegiate Ora
torical Association: E. F. Averlll, C. A.
Housel, Walter E. Keyes, E. Kinney Mil
ler, Misses Louise Van Wagner, Sophia
Townsend, Erma Clark and Minnie
The business meeting of the associa
tion will bo held Friday afternoon, at the
University Society halls. The principal
business to come before the meeting will
be the election of officers for the ensuing
year. The present officers will continue
in office for one week after the contest
takes place, so that all of this year's
business will be transacted under the old
administration. Two schools, Dallas Col
lege and Mount Angel Academy, will ap
ply for admission to the association, and
those applications will .be disposed of at
the meeting Friday afternoon.
Monmouth Normal School will ask for
reinstatement on the list of contestants
at the present intercollegiate contest. By
an order recently made by President H.
W. Swafford, Monmouth was ruled out
of the contest for violation of the consti
tution. The constitution provides that all
the schools shall hold their local try
outs on the second Frldiy In February
Monmouth deliberately violated this rule
and held the try-out the folldwlng day.
By virtue of authority conferred upon
the president, Monmouth has been thrown
out of the contest this year, and will have
to seek readmisslon.
It is understood that the Monmouth del
egates will say that they understood the
meaning of tho -rule to be that none of
the schools should hold local try-outs
earlier than the date specified. The oth
er schools will take the position that the
purpose Is to have all local contests oc
cur on the same date, so that none can
gain an advantage either by time or by
visiting the contests at other schools. So
far as can be learned, tho other schools
are pretty generally disposed to hold
Monmouth to tho penalty of its infraction
of the rules.
Select Affirmative of Question.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE,
March 11 The University of Oregon de
baters have selected the affirmative of
th6 question submitted by the University
of Washington for tho Oregon-Washington
debate, which reads as follows: Resolved,
That the 15th amendment to the Consti
tution has been Justlfled." Tho members
of the Oregon debating team will be
chosen at a local try-out to be held the
latter part of this month. The Interstate
debate will be held at Seattle somo time
in May. and will be the third of a series of
like contests between the State Unlversu
ties of Oregon and Washington. Washing
ton won the first debate and Oregon the
WILL DONATE ROAD TO COUNTY.
Clatsop Can Have Elk Creek Toll
Highway by Improving It.
ASTORIA, March 11. The directors of
tho Elk Creek toll road, at a meeting to
day, decided to donate the road to the
county, provided the court will expend
J2000 In Improving It. This roafl, leading
from a point near Seaside to Cannon
Beach, is through a very rough country,
and several thousand dollars was spent in
clearing and grading the right of way.
A petition has been filed with the County
Court asking that a new county road be
established leading from the Necanicum
River to Elk Creek. In view of this It
is probable that the court will accept the
proposition of the directors of the toll
Boardlnjc-HoHse Men in Trouble.
Charles Herbert and Paddy Lynch, tho
eallor boarding-house runners, were ar
rested this morning on a charge of lar
ceny from a warehouse. They were re
leased on ball and will be given a pre
liminary hearing tomorrow morning. The
specific charge Is that they took from a
warehouse a trunk belonging to John
Matross, a sailor recently discharged from
the British ship St. Mlrren. It is alleged
that Herbert and Lynch entered the ware
house and took the trunk away without
any authority from Matross.
Money Raised for Boers.
The contributions In this city for the
benefit of the Boer women and children
In South Africa are quite flattering to
the causc and now amount to several
hundred dollars. It Is expected that at
least $1000 will be ready to be forwarded
in the near future.
Drowned in a ILogglng Pond.
BRIDAL VEIL, March 1L Earl Chase,
a yoimg man about 16 years of age, was
drowned in a logging pond back of Lat
ourell at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
He was employed by the Latourell Falls
Lumber Company assorting logs, and
slipped and fell from a log In the pres
ence of several men, who were working
close by. His body was taken from the
water inside of 10 minutes after he went
down, and everything possible done to
resuscitate life, but without avail. This
is tho second man drowned at the same
place in the same manner within the past
two weeks, Arthur Bates having been
drowned there February 27.
"WclI-Kno-nra Resident of Mesler.
THE DALLES, March 1L Adolph H.
Godberson, one of the best-known resi
dents of Mosler, died last night at his
home near that place from cancer of the
stomach. Mr. Godberson was a native
of Germany, and had lived In The Dalles"
and Mosler for the past 14 years. A wlfo
and six children survive him. He was 50
years of age.
QUARREL ENDS IN SHOOTING.
Sawmill Men Have Troable Over Ac
counts One Fatallr InjHred.
ASHLAND. Or., March 1L As a result
of a dispute over the settlement of ac
counts, H. C. Messenger and J. P. Cotton,
both sawmill men and well known, quar
reled at Cotton's Mill, three miles west
of Ashland, this forenoon, and Messenger
shot and fatally wounded Cotton. Cottpn
13 alive yet, but cannot survive his
wounds. Messenger came to Ashland and
gave himself Into the custody of the offi
cers at once.
Messenger has been operating Cotton's
mill under a lease for more than a year
past, and their business relations ran
along fairly smooth until a few weeks
ago, when, In trying to effect a settlement,
there was a difference of about $400 be
tween the men. Yesterday, Messenger
sent his men to the mill to resume work
and to haul lumber to Ashland. They
found the place placarded with notices
warning them away. Today. Messenger
went to the mill In person with his men,
and there were two witnesses to the trag
edy that followed. Messenger asserts that
Cotton struck him In the face and was
reaching for a club with which to renew
the assault, when he (Messenger) drew
his revolver and fired. The bullet' cut
through the fleshy part of the right arm
and entered the left side, lodging In the
spine, paralysis of the entire body from
the dorsal region down ensuing. Cotton
has partially rallied from the shock of
the wound, but his condition Is critical.
Deputy District Attorney Reames went
to the scene this evening and took the In
jured roan's deposition, and Messenger,
who is In the custody of the officers, will
have a hearing in the Justice Court to
morro wmornlng. Messenger has been
engaged In the planing mill and lumber
business here for many years. He has a
family, and has always been considered
of peaceable disposition. Cotton has re
sided in this section for several years,
and also has a family.
Engine for Frnit-Sprayinpr Pnrnp. .,
SALEM, March 11. The R. S. Wallace
estate has just purchased a gasoline en
gine to furnish power for a spray pump,
to be operated In the large "Wallace orch
ards near this city. The engine will be
carried on a wagon constructed -f or tn
purpose. Beside the engine there will be a
175-gallon tank for the. spray solution.
The vehicle will bo drawn through 'the
orchard by horses, and four jets of spray
will be flowing at once. It will be the
most complete spraying outfit In this part
The Salem Commercial Club will hold
a meeting tomorrow afternoon to close a
deal for the water power for the new
Salem Elks Minstrel Show.
SALEM, Or., March U. The minstrel
entertainment given at the Grand Opera
House tonight by the Salem Elks was
a complete success. The stage setting
was one of the best ever seen In Salem,
and Is pronounced by many as superior
to that In West's minstrel show. The
entertainment consisted of singing. Jokes
of local Interest, magic performances,
trick blcyclo riding and a farce. The at
tendance was large, and they all ex
pressed great satisfaction over what Is
declared to bo the best amateur enter
tainment ever given In Salem.
Circuit Court Sentences.
ALBANY, March 11. Walter Graham, a
former Portland hotel runner, was today
sentenced to three months in the county
jail for the malicious destruction of some
clothes belonging to a young lady work
ing in the St. Charles Hotel; H. C. Calla
han, a SHetz Indian, was 'fined ISO for
giving liquor to a minor, and Ira Ward
was fined 550 for assault and battery. A
true bill wa3 found against James Gul
ley for selling liquor to a minor, and he
will bo tried during the term.
Pardoned by Governor.
SALEM, March 11. Governor Goer to
day commuted the sentence of Claud Mc.
Hargue, serving a term of four years for
forgery in Linn County. McHargue
had served three years. He has been 111
for a long time with consumption, and
the last few days suffered several very
severe hemorrhages. McHargue was form
erly an Inmate of the Reform School. He
accompanied his father to, Linn County
today. Ho is not expected to live long.
Ran "Way Short on Oregon Prunes.
ALBANY, March 11. C. H. Perkins, a
prominent nurseryman and commission
merchant, of Newark, N. Y., was In the
city today while on his way home from a
trip to California. During the past sea
son Mr. Perkins handled about 20 car
loads of Linn County Italian prunes; and
stated that he could have disposed of sev
eral times the amount, ho satisfactory is
the Oregon prune to Eastern people.
State Grange Delegates.
MONMOUTH, March 1L The County
Grango Convention met here yesterday
and elected P. L. "Campbell and F. M.
Smith, with William Calder and Hon. 1.
Mi. Simpson alternates, as delegates to
represent tho Granges of Polk County In
tho State Grange, which meets at Sa
lem, May 27. A good representation from
the various Granges of the county was
Intoxicated Indian Runs Amuck.
VANCOUVER, B. C, March 1L On last
Friday, whllo crazed with liquor, Johnny
Tackum. an Indian, ran amuck at Tobla
Inlet, about 150 miles up the coast, beat
his squaw to death with an oar, and shot
J. Card and F. Hussey, who attempted to
prevent the murder. Card, who was seri
ously wounded, has just reached here, and
has been placed in a hospital.
Payment on State Taxes.
SALEM, March 11. County Treasurer
A. L. Downing today made a payment of
515.000 on atato taxes for 1902. This, with
a previous payment of 514,500, makes Mar
ion's total credit on state taxes 529,500.
Soldiers in a Train Wreck.
OMAHA, March 11. Eight soldiers were
Injured, several of them seriously, at Fort
Crook, by the derailment of a Burlington
coach on the train which brought the
Twenty-second Infantry to the fort early
today. Tho train was being side-tracked
when one of tho coaches was derailed
and overturned. It was loaded with sol
diers, most 'of whom were asleep. Tho
Injured were taken to the Post Hospital.
The names of the injured are: Sergeant
Oscar Redding, legs crushed and cut;
Corporal Charles L. Duvall, right foot
crushed, Internal Injuries; Corporals W.
F. Levins, J. J. Walker, Monroe Hess,
Musician Henry Gegana and Privates J.
F. Harvey, and P. J. Plastow received
less serious Injuries. All are members of
Stewart Fife's Trial.
SAVANNAH. Mo March IL One of the
state's best witnesses In the case of Stew
art Fife, charged with the murder of
Frank W. Richardson, is missing, and
It Is believed he has disappeared to avoid
testifying. The witness is E. E. Norrls, of
St. Joseph, a saloonkeeper. Norrls, was
expected to swear that Fife was In hl3
saloon before the killing of Richardson,
and had made threats of taking Richard
son's life. Norrls did not respond when
his name was called today, and Judge
Barnes Issued an attachment for him
Norrls was not found, and the word came
back that he had apparently disappeared.
The time today was spent -In tracing
Fife's travels about Savannah the night
of the murder,
BOY FALLS INTO FIRE
NEARLY BURNED TO DEATH WHILE
PLAYING- ON STRAWSTACK.
Flames Were Believed to Have Died
Oat Wanders Some Distance Be
fore Being; Discovered.
SPOKANE. Wash., March U. The
9-year old son of Mr. Sllger, farmer, was
nearly burned to. death yesterday, near
Albion. A1 strawstack had been set on
fire, and burned at the bottom of one side,
leaving the top whole and nice. The lad
climbed to the top of the stack and fell
down Into supposed ashes, but what was
really living fire. His body to the waist
13 burned nearly to the bone, several toes
of both feet being burned off. But for his
woolen shirt, he would have been burned
to death before h!s 6ad plight was discov
ered. He wandered away from the stack
by himself, and was trying to get to the
house, some distance from the place of
the accident, when found. He was nearly
strangled with smoke and ashes, and the
blisters on his feet and limbs were broken,
and his suffering was terrible. He is In a
"SQUATTERS" LOSE IN COURT.
Decision Involving Valuable Lands
In Heart of Spokane.
OLYMPLV. Wash., March 1L The Su
preme Court today decided -a cose of vast
importance In Spokane, and Incidentally
ruled en the "squatters' rights" question.
The case was that of J. M. Blake et ul.
vs. G. E. Shrlver et aL, appellants. In
territorial days, one Henry Crowley bought
of the Northern Pacific Railroad 120 acres
of land located In what Is now the heart
of Spokane. There was disagreement be
tween Crowley and the company over the
payment, and the case got Into the courts.
After finally going to the United States
Supreme Court, Crowley won.. In the
meantime Shrlver nnd others, who were
squatters, took possession of the land and
held it during the fight between Crowley
and the railroad company, and refused to
give It up when the case was finally set
tled, alleging that, having held the land
fdr more than 10 years, they had come
Iqto legal possession of It. In their action
to retain possession they- were unsuccess
ful In the Superior Court, and today the
Supreme Court sustained the lower court.
The land In question bos become very val
uable within the post few years. Blake
Is a trustee of the lawyers who took tne
case originally on a contingent fee.
INDIANS SEE PRESIDENT.
What Coeur d'AIenes Say He Said
About Selling Their Lands.
SPOKANE, Wash., March 11. Five
prominent, Indians from the Coeur d'Alene
reservation. In Northern Idaho, have re
turned from Washington, D. C. They state
that they met the President, and he told
them If they wanted to sell their land to
go ahead and sell It. It Is said the plan
now Is to drive all half-breeds off the res
ervation, then sell the land to the Govern
ment to be thrown open. This would
leave all the money for 400 or 500 full-blood
Indians. It Is believed they will ask 51.000,
000 or more for the reservation.
VANCOUVER, Wash., March 11. At a
special meeting of the City Council last
night the matter of the sale of the city's
electric light plant was thoroughly dis
cussed and finally referred to the stand
ing committee of the Council on electric
light plant, with Instructions to prepare
a -statement and conditions of sale pre
paratory to advertising for bld3 and to
report at a special meeting to be held
At a meeting of the Vancouver Retail
Clerks' Association last night the follow
ing officers were chosen for tho coming
year, and a permanent organization was
effected: President, Walter Hopkins;
vice-president James F. Matthews; treas
urer, B. M. Thoroughman; secretary.
Official Investigation Wanted.
NORTH YAKIMA, Wash., March 11
The sheepmen of North Yakljna, not sat
isfied with the result of the meeting of
the Commercial Club last week, at which
a resolution was passed, asking tho Secre
tary of the Interior to exclude stock
from the Rainier reserve, have circulated
a petition among the members of the club
asking for an official Investigation of the
condition of the Yakima watershed by
the department before action 13 taken to
close the reserve. The petition has been
signed by a majority of the club mem
bers. Only about one-sixth of the mem
bership of the club was present at the
meeting which -'resolved against grazing
on the reserve.
J arris on His Way to Alaska.
SEATTLE, March 11. Lieutenant Jarvls,
the newly appointed Collector of Customs
for Alaska, arrived In the city on the
overland tonight, and will sail for Sitka
on the steamer Cottage City next Satur-
mT is one of the saddest things in life
to see a beautiful young girl lan
guishing on a bed of sickness, when
she should be strong and healthy, filling
the home with the sunshine of her happy
face. Somehow or other as the mother is
the center of the home, the daughter seems
to be its greatest joy or its greatest care.
A home with an invalid daughter is like a
hospital. The sufferer with her pale
blanched face calls for every one'3 care and
sympathy. How different is the home
where a healthy girl sheds her happy in
fluence and ministers to 'the comfort of
every one in a thousand pleasant ways.
It is remarkable that so many women
will forfeit health and then suffer the con
sequence of pain and sickness when it is
unnecessary. "Women who enjoy this
greatest'of Nature's blessings are liable to
forget that health can be easily lost by neg
lect. They cannot realize that the loss of
Bleep, a little cold or irregularity of habits
can result disastrously until they once suf
fer painful menses. Menstrual troubles are
'generally the beginning of women's trou
bles. The vitality is at a low ebb, the
blood weakened, the digestion disordered
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"For three winters I had a very bad cough. I then tried Ayers
Cherrv Pectoral. Tn a short time I ceased couzhin? nizhts. and soon
my cough was entirely gone."
Mrs. Pearl Hyde, Guthrie Center, Iowa.
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day. He is accompanied by his wife and
two children. The new customs officer
refuses to discuss Collector J. W. Ivey's
famous order closing the ports of Dutch
Harbor and Unalaska to Canadian vessels
engaged .in pelagic sealing, and says he
has received no Instructions from the de
partment. He states that many small
matters incident to a change of officials
remain to be straightened out. which may
detain Mr. Ivey at Sitka for scene time.
Jndffe ThroTis Cne Out. of Court.
TACOMA. Wash., March 11. James W.
Adams and J. E. Larkin. of the Home
Colony, were on trial today in the Federal
Court before Judge Hanford for sending
alleged obscene" matter through the" malte.
While at luncheon. Judge Hanford read
the copy of "Discontent," taking the
article alleged to be obscene, and came
to the conclusion that the matter was not
bad enough to come under the law. Con
sequently when court convened this after
noon he threw the joint case against Ad
ams and Larkin out of court.
Move to Form Cannery Combine.
WHATCOM. Wash., March 11. An at
tempt Is being made to consolidate the
remaining Independent salmon canneries
on Puget Sound, and Demlng & Gould, of
Chicago, who assisted In organizing the
first combine, three years ago, are said to
be behind this attempt. At present, there
are 12 of these Independent canneries, and
they are said to hold options on four of
them. Mr. Demlng is expected to arrivo
from Chicago at once to close up the deal.
Army Board at Fort Wordcn.
PORT TOWNSEND, March 11. Tho
work of constructing barracks at Fort
Worden. at the entrance to Puget Sound,
will probably soonccrnmence. The Gov
ernment recently added 150 acres of land
to the reserve. The commission appointed
to locate the barracks site consists of
All of this can be avoided,
however, by the use of Mother's Friend before baby comes, as th'is
great liniment always prepares the body for the strain upon it, and
preserves th.e symmetry of her form. Mother's Friend overcomes all the
danger of child-birth, and carries the expectant mother safely through
this critical period without pain. It is woman's greatest blessing.
Thousands gratefully tell of the benefit and relief derived from the
use of this wonderful
remedy. Sold by all
druggists at $1.00 per
bottle. Our little
book, telling all about
this liniment, will be sent free.
Tbs Bradfleld Regulator Co., Atlanta, Ga.
and she goes about pale-faced, hollow-eyed
and haggard, a piteous contrast to the
blooming health of her former self. Bat
over 1,000,000 women have found health
again by taking "Wine of Cardni. As a
regulator or the menstrual periods "Wine of
Cardui has never been known to fail. It
has seldom failed to restore perfect health,
even in the most persistent and aggravated
cases of weakness.
Misalda M". Snyder, of No. 535 Bergen
street, Brooklyn, N. Y., has used Wine of
Cardui and she says it helped her into a
new life. Health to Hiss Snyder is worth
a great deal. She is an attractive young
woman with intellectual attainments and
she occupies the position of Treasurer of
the Brooklyn East End Art club. This
position marks her as a person of intellect,
culture and refinement and it speaks highly
of the respect and trust her fellow women
have in her. She writes :
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It Hangs On
You think you can wear
it out. The chances are,
it will wear you out.
Simple home remedies
will not answer here.
Neither will ordinary
cough medicines. The
grasp is too tighty the
hold is too strong.
Better consult vour
doctor and get a prescrip
He knows, you know,
it will be: "One bot-
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral."
J. C. AYER CO., Lowell, Mass.
Major Ruhlln, Colonel McCrea, Major Mll
Hs and Surgeon Roberts. They spent tho
day here looking over the fortification
site. They also visited Forts Casey and
Pioneers Celebrate Golden Wedding:
SPOKANE, MaTch 11 Joel and Cath
erine Dixon, for 27 years residents of the
Willamette Valley, celebrated their gold
en wedding at Farmlngton last Sunday.
Mr. Dixon Is aged 69, while his wife Is
four years his senior. They were married
In Illinois, March 9, 1S52, and the same
year they crossed the plains with ox
teams, locating In the Willamette Valley,
in Oregon. Later they removed to Rogue
River Valley, whence they came to Farm
lngton In 1ST9. Mr, and Mrs. Dixon are
the parents of seven children, four of
whom are dead. The other, three, with
several grandchildren, live here and in
the vicinity of Tekoa.
North. Yalclma Hop Sale. .
NORTH YAKIMA, Wash,', March 11.
Robert Dunn, of Parker Bottom, has sold
?SS0O worth of 1901 hops to Arthur K.
Poole, at 15 cents. There Is but one other
lot left In Yakima County, that of H.
Citizens of Prosser will organize a stock
?company and build a telephone line con
necting that place with Sunnyslde, Belma
and the Horse Heaven country. .
A drive of about 750.000 feet of logs Is
slowly moving down the Little Spokane
to the mllU of the Dartford Lumber Com
pany, at Dartford.
We take this method of Informing
homeseekers that farming, fruit and pas
ture lands can be purchased In vicinity of
Haxrlsburg, Linn County, Or., for less
money, qaullty considered, than elsewhere
in the Willamette Valley. Address W. W.
Brlggs. secretary Board of Trade.
JEvery woman covets a
shapely, pretty figure, and
many of them deplore the
loss of their girlish forms
after marriage. The bearing
of children is often destructive
to the mother's shapeliness.
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This signature is on every box of the gemun
remedy that cures a cold fa eae dagb
'Tf Trrnmon TzrnttlA eav fflM attention tO
their health we would have more happ7
vves, mothers and daughters, and if they
medicines, observing results, they -would find
that the doctors7 prescriptions do not perform
the many cures they are given credit for.
"My life -was a burden to me through pef
cJrfnf rriicrsttrn? anaemia. rr&MleA. and mV
friends thought I was an invalid for life.
But I would not give up and when 1 tound
that orescrictioas would not help me, I tried
"In cocsultingwith my druggist head
vised McElree's wine of Cardui and Thed
ford's Black-Draught, and so I took it and
have every reason. to thank hkn for a new
life opened cp to me with restored health,
and ft caly took three months to cure me."
Ton may secure the same relief as Miss
Snyder, if you take Wine of Cardui as she
took it. Thedford's Black-Draught is the
companion medicine of Wine f of Cardui
and it is a liver and bowel regulator which
assises greatly in offecting a cure. Go to
your druggist and buy a dollar bottle of
Wine of Cardui and a twenty-five cent
package of Thedford's Black-Draught and
take them in the privacy of your homo. If
you take these medicines according; td di
rections, the relief and cure is simple.
Some cases are cured quickly and others
take longer because the disease has run
longer. Remember how Miss Snyder took
Wine of Cardui and has health. The
same medicines are offered you today.
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Will surely bring you relief from
the sunenco; you now enaure.
Take it m your home.