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THg MQmOKG- QBEGQNIAS, TUESDAY, MABCH 18, 1903.
SIMON IS SNOWED UNDER
AVALAXCHE OP VOTES IX TILLA
Eddy-Aldcrman-Mason Forces Easily
Win From Max-ivell-SappiHRtpa
Faction Convention Satarday.
TILLAMOOK, Or., March 17. There was
considerable excitement at the Republi
can primaries all over the county Satur
day. Thev were the largest-attended In
the history of Tillamook. The result was
a crushing defeat for the Simon-Maxwell-
Sapplngton factions and a crowning Y,c
tory for Representative B. L. Eddy, Sher
iff H. H. Alderman and County Clerk Jio
So complete was the defeat that ex-Sen-atpr
J. "W. Maxwell, who has always been
a Simon man, and Count' Judge G. W,
Sapplngton were snowed under In their
own precincts at Falrylpw, by a vote ot
2 to L Hoquarten and Bay City preplncts
followed suit in favor of Mr. Eddy, by
even larger majorities. It was in the THI
amooU precinct, for the choice of 15 Rele
gates, that the hottest fight occurred.
Maxwell and Sapplngton had figured upon
carrying this precinct with the aid of the
saloon element, and the men brought to
this city from Hadley's logging camp.
Much feeling was created on this account,
and for the reason that this precinct had
always been controlled by B. C. Hadlcy.
The aptl-Slmon-Maxwell-Sapplngton fac
tion left no stone unturned to get their
fo.lowers to the primary, and they suc
ceeded In getting a slight majority, for,
on the vote for chairman. A. W. Sever
ance was elected over A. J. Cohn.
After two delegates had been elected by
the Eddy fnctlon a fracas occurred, which
came near ending In a shooting scrape. A
gun was pulled on C. E. Hadley, a saloon
keeper, who, mistaking the actions of the
tellers, who were having some good-tempered
fun, thought one of his party had
been struck. Rushing up the center of
the hall, Clark Hadley struck a number
of those on the opposite side savage
blows, knocking several men off their
feet A gun was pulled on him, and It
was only by prompt action that Hadley
djd not have the contents pumped into
him. Had It not been fqr this Incident,
the SImon-Maxwell-SappIngton faction
might have secured half the delegates,
but as It caused fomc amount of dlsgurt
wlthlp Us own circle. It was instrumental
in changing 'otcs. and in giving Eddy 13
out of the 15 delegates. It is expected
tat the fracas will caue proceedings to
be Instituted before Judge Burnett at the
r.ext term of the Circuit Court.
The result of the primaries today shows
that Tillamook County is antl-Slmon and
anti-Maxwell to a large extent. It la also
a protest against County Judge G. W.
Sapplngton' administration of county af
fairs, who, it Is alleged, has been enter
ing into contracts with the county to build
bridges, even to becoming a silent partner
with those who have put In blds for
bridge work. The friends of Eddy. Mason
and Alderman are rejoicing over the land
slide in their favor at the primaries, for it
was upon them that the Maxwcll-Sapplng-ton
faction commenced the Jlght. Ex-Senator
J. W. Maxwell and County Judge G.
W. Sapplngton are the worst surprised
politicians In Tillamook today. The Re-J
publican convention meets next Saturaay.
FARMERS AXD FARMING.
Interesting- Institute Held Last Week
In Polk Comity.
LEWISVILLE, Or.. March 17. A farm
ers' institute was held In the church
building here last week, under the aus
pices of Mono Grange, No. 25. F. M. Smith,
master. The meeting was opened with an
address of welcome delivered by Mrs.
Bonnie Smith. In responding. Dr. James
Wlthycombe, director of the Oregon Ag
ricultural College Experiment Station, re
ferred to the slipshod methods that form
ers are accused of having practiced In
former years, and said that the methods
that were succc&sful then would not be
successful now. This condition Is due to
limited markets and the fact that virgin
soil did not require the scientific cultiva
tion that Is necessary today.
Farming, Dr. lthycombe said, Is the
science of sciences, and requires more in
telligence than many of the professions.
He sounded a note of warning by cau
tioning the farmers not to be in a hurry
to sell their farms, but to keep them, as
they will in time be worth $103 to $150 per
acre. Farming Is the Ideal life, but care
must be taken to farm scientifically and
intelligently, and not go at It blindly. The
farmer's son can learn more of the sci
ence of farming by taking a four years'
course at the Oregon Agricultural College
than he can learn In many times that
number of years working on a farm at
M. M. Jones, a farmer living near Lew
isville, read a paper entitled "The Hog In
the Dairy." He recited the advantages
to be derived by giving careful attention
to the feeding and raising of hogs in con
nection with the successful operation of
the dairy farm.
He was followed by Scott Bozarth. In
comparing the condition of the farmer
20 years ago with that of the present,
he urged the necessity of constant reading
ot good agricultural literature, and in
closing "urged the young men who con
template attending the agricultural col
lege to take the agricultural course.
Dr. Wlthyccmbe then delivered an ad
dress on the subject of dairying, saying
that the first advantage of dairying la
that It brings In a constant revenue, and
the .second is that it takes nothing from
the soil. The farm Is the farmer's capi
tal stock, and If he raises wheat and puts
nothing back on the land in the way of
fertilizers, he is depleting his capital stock
every year. A ton of wheat is worth $16 50,
while a ton of butter worth $500 takes
less than 50 cents' worth of plant food
from the soil, and the longer dairying is
carried on, the more valuable the land
Lunch was served In the Grange hajl
by the ladles of the organization. The
afternoon session began at 2 o'clock with
the reading of a paper entitled "Laying
Down of Land to Permanent Pasture,"
prepared by Frank Butler, of Falls City,
who waa unable to be present. The paper
was read by Mrs. Bonnie Smith. The
writer told of his experience in raising
H. E. Lounsbury, traveling freight agent
of the Southern Pacific Company, dis
cussed the value of the dairy Industry
from a railroad viewpoint. He said thar
the railroad history of the entire world
had been made during the lifetime of the
oldest man present, and showed the Im
provement In tracks and rolling-stock
down to the present day. He told how in
calculable would be the injury If the A."
roads of the country should all cease op
erations for a single day. He called at
tention to the large number of colonists
who are. coming Into Oregon this month
and next. He thought homo people would
be better off by Improving their opportu
nities rather than by waiting for others
to take the lead. .The dairy Industry, he
said, contributed more than any other
branch of agriculture to the prosperous
condition of farmers In Minnesota, Iowa
and other states. The railroads have not
been slow to recognize the fact that dairy
ing adds more to the prosperity of. the
farmer than any other industry.
DISMISSED FROM CUSTODY.
Six Men CkarKed With Lynching at
Xookoat, Cal., Last May.
ALTURAS, Cal., March 17. E. S. Trow
bridge, his son, Orrln Trowbridge; Fred
Roberts, and his son, Harry Roberta;
Richard Nichols, J. R. Musts, Claude
Marcus and Joe Leventon walked out of
the Alturas jail today, free men. These
men were charged with having partici
pated in the lynching of Calvin Hall, Jim
Hall, Frank Hall, Dap Yantls and Mar
tin Wilson, at Lookout, on May 31 last,
but the grand Jury failed to indict them, I
nd they were arrested on warrants is-1
sued on the complaint of Msry Loten.
the half-breed daughter of Calvin Hall
They have been held In Jail slpce January
10, awaiting their preliminary exaralnaT
tion, which came up this morning. After
hearing the complaints. Judge Harring
ton, sitting as a magistrate, dismissed the
defendant from custody. Eleven other
suspects are confined In Jail here, -under
indictment by the grand jury. On Wednes?
day pext their attorneys will ask that
th,ey be admitted to bail.
Inqaest Over Body of Gabriel Jarvl
Not Yet Finished,
ASTORIA, March 17. The Coroner's
Jury which is Investigating the facta
concerning the death qf Gabriel Jarvl.
who was shot and killed by his son. Mat
Jarvl, early Saturday morning, has not
yet completed its Ubora. So far, no
facts have been developed, other thin
already published Owing to the illness
of Mrs. Jarvl. wife of the; dead- man. the
Jury has adjourned Its session until she
is abe to testify.
Another case of smallpox has been
discovered at Larson's, a station on the
Astoria Railroad between John Day's
and Svenscn. William E, Davis, a logger,
has been found sick with It, and the
contagion can be traced directly to his
association with a man by the name of
Parrlse, who died with the disease near
there a short time ago. Several families
have been exposed through Davis, and It
Is feared that there will be a number of
Private Conway, of the Ninety-third
company of coast artillery, stationed at
Fort Steven was arrested here today
on a charge of desertlpn, He claims thai
a fellow-soldier persuaded him to derert,
and then informed on him, ?o as to set a
reward of $50. Conway Is only 22 years of
age, but says that he served In the
American Army In the Philippines and
China. After the return of his regiment
from China, he says that hs deserted
and then re-enlisted at Fort Stevens.
Deputy Fish Commissioner Link C.
Burton, of the State of Washington, who
was in Astoria today, said that he ex
pected to assume the duties of his of
fice in a few days, and will have chargo
of the Columbia River district. He ex
pressed himself as being In thorough ac
cord with the policy pursued by the Ore
gon officials In enforcing the law, and
expected to act in conjunction with them.
Seventeen homeseckers from Iowa ar
rived in thin city today and are being
shown the advantages for settlement
around Warrenton and Skipanon.
The City Council at a meeting this even
ing passed an ordinance vacating Twenty
third slTPPt hrtwnpn fVimmdHnl Mroct
and the railway track, and dedicating It
io ine laaisop .miii company, on condition
that the company erect a sawmill of not
lc&s than 75,000 feet capacity per day.
PLACERS ALL BUSY.
Contained Heavy Rains In Southern
Oregon Hake Activity.
GRANT'S PASS. M-irch 17. Hydraulic
placer operations continue In fujl blast
throughout the Josephine mining dis
tricts. Heavy rains of the past two
months have kept an abundant supply ot
water In the ditches. The ground Is so
thoroughly soaked that all the larger hy
draulics, deriving their water from the
rivers and big streams, will be afforded a
run until the early Summer. Mining men
estimate that Jonephlne County will pro
duce M per cent more gold this year than
in any season past.
The old channel mines of Gallce. the
Winner, Simmons, Meredith and Osgood
mines of the Illinois, and the Columbia,
Lewis and Steam Beer mines of Grave
Creek district, are all busy scenes.
It haa also been a good season for the
Southern Oregon pocket hunter. Eeveral
rich finds have been reported. Ira Coff
man, a pocket hunter of the Forest Creek
district, uncovered 20 ounces of fine gold.
Oregon Mining? Stock Exchange.
PORTLAND, March 17,
yesterday quotations were:
Alaska M. & M flit
Bronze Monarch 17s
Caribou ... , ,...,,... 2J&
Crystal Consolidated ltC
Carcade Calumet ....,...,,.. 2t
Gold Hill & Bohemia....
Uurotuan .... 5h
Lost Horse 2U
Oregon-Colorado M. M. & D
Sumpter Consolidated 2
Sweden Copper (Gtd.) ., 81
Winnipeg (Ltd.) 014
COO Lost Horse
1000 Crystal Consolidated J5
1000 Chicago .... ....716
100 Sweden Copper "S7fc
SAN FRANCISCO. March 17. Offlclal closing
quotation of mining stocks:
AH , so CHI Justice $0 20
Best & Bclpher.
Sierra Nevada ...
Challenge Con ... 17
Con. Cal. & Va... 1 25
Crown Point .
Gould & Curry
Hale & Norcross. 20) Yellow Jacket ...
rutan uon .....
NEW YORK. March 17. Mining stocks today
closed as follows:
Adams Con ?0 40 Little Chief $1 15
Ontario 7 50
Onhlr , 90
Phoenix ,. 0
Sierra Nevada ... 12
Small Hopes 60
Standard ,... 3 36
Brunswick Con .. 8
comstock Tunnel. 5
Con. Cal. & Va... 1 25
Dead wood Terra.. 60
Horn Silver 1 40
Iron SUYtr 73
Leadvljle Con ... 6
BOSTON, March 17. Closing quotations:
Adventure .,.., 20 OOjOsceola 3 50 00
Allouex 3 76)Parrott 29 50
Amalgamated .. 02 00 Qulncy 130 00
Baltic ,... 32 50Santa F"e Cop... 3 25
Bingham 23 00 raraar&ck 1SS 00
Cal. & Hecla... 600 OOlTrlmountnln ... 100 00
Centennial ..... 18 25TrinUy ..,...,.. 13 75
Copper Range , C8 OOiUnlted States .. 17 50
Dominion CoaL. 10(1 001 Utah 21 00
Franklin 12 60 Victoria 6 25
Me Royale .... 17 50 Winona Ik"
Mohawk S3 26 Wolverines .... 50 00
Old Dominion .. 10 60
Coanty Teacher' Iastltate.
OREGON CITY, Or,, March 17. County
Superintendent J, C. Zlnser, Miss Fannie
G. Porter and Miss Katherlne C. McMil
lan, the committee in charge of arrang
ing a MQca.1 county institute, have ar
ranged a programme. The institute will
bv held In the Easthara School building
In Oregon Cityr March 29. The programme
follows: "Civil Government Our Text,1'
Miss Fannie G, Porter, Falling School,
Portland; "Mathematical Geography
Sadie H, Chase, Barclay SchQol, Oregon
City; "Nature's, Study In Elementary
Schools." Miss K. Alice Qulgg, Portland
Academy; "Important Phases of Primary
Teaching," Professor R, C French, Ore
gon State Normal School, Monmouth.
Jadgre Capita Will Speak.
OREGON CITY", Or.. March 17. Judge
John F. Caples, of Portland, for four
years United States Consul In Valparaiso,
will lecture tomorrow evening In Wil
lamette Hall on his travels n Chile. He
will be introduced by State Senator
George C Brownell. The lecture will be
given under the auspices of the Clacka
mas County Humane Society, and the
proceeds will be given for the benefit of
drinking fountain to be erected in the
streets of Oregon City.
White Men Beat a Chinese.
DALLAS. Or., March 17. Laet night in
Dallas two young men waylaid a China
man, on his way to church, and beat Turn
badly. They have been arrested today
and will be ttled soon. Their names are
Floyd Blake and Lee Dale.
-Arm and Lev Broken.
NORTH YAKIMA, Wash., Murch In
state Senator Lesh ycaUriay afternoon
fell from the second floor of a hophouse
and broke one arm and orjecg. Mr. Lwh
Is president of toe Moxee Company. .
SUPREME COURT OPINIONS
DECISIONS HAXDED DOWN IX FIVE
All Were Reversals of L&vrer Trl
baaalBrortlaaa Street Assess
SALEM, Or., March 17. The Supreme
Court today handed down five opinions.
The principal rules of law laid down are
When a city charter requires that a no
tice be headed with letters not leas than
one inch n length, the provision must be
When a party to a transaction has taken
a particular position deliberately, he rnust
act consistently with 1U, and cannot as
sume a contrary position to the prejudice
Whon a defect in a complaint In the
Justice's. Court has been waived by an
swering over, the waiver stand.8 in the
Circuit Court on appeal.
Bank of British. Columbia et al., ap
pellants, va. City of Portland et al re
spondents, from Multnomah County, John
B. Cleland. Judge; reversed. Opinion by
This was a suit to restrain the collec
tion of assessments for a street Improve
ment, based upon the alleged nonobscrv
ance of certain charter regulations In do
ing the work. The only questions in
volved In the decision In the Supreme
Court are those pertaining to the notice
attending the resolution of Intention to
make the Improvement. May 2, 1S99, the
Portland Common Council adopted a res
olution ordering notice that the Council
proposed to Improve Tenth street, trom
the north line of Hoyt (street to a point
20 feet north of the south line of Northrop
street. Notice thereof was published on
May 4. and on May 5 the City Engineer
caused notices to be posted at each end
of the proposed improvement. The no
tices were headed, "Notice of Street
Work," in letters about three-fourths of
an inch In length. The city charter re
quires that the headings to the notices
be printed in letters not less than one
Inch In length. The lower court held tnat
the charter requirements had been sub
stant.ally comp.icd with. The Supreme
Court. In reversing the lower court, holds
that the notices were defective. The
opinion saya in part:
"It Is prescribed that the notice shall
be headed In letters not lejrs than one Inch
in length. The direction is absolutely in
hlbitive of the use of letters of any less
dlmentlon, and there is no room for
fraying that the use of a three-quarter-inch
type Is a substantial eomnllanrp ho
cause the Legislature, by express terms,
icqulres a literal compliance. Such a
rendition and execution of the charter
may seem technical, but It Is not for the
courts to declare a nonessential which
the Legislature has prescribed to be en
essential. What notice should be given
end the manner in whjch It shall be given
are matters within legislative discretion,
and the courts cannot Inquire as to the
reasons which prompted its action, or do
leas than require an observance of its
mandates, unless contrary to the funda
Othr alleged errors are examined, but
held not to be errors, and the case Is re
versed upon the giound that the notice
did not comply with the charter provision.
Larch Mountain Investment Company,
plaintiff and appellant, vs. T. A. Garbade
J H Woodward. C. C. Palmer and Brldai
veil Lumbering Company, defendants and
respondents, and William Frazlcr. Sheriff,
defendant and appellant, from Multnomah
County, John B. Cleland, Judge; reversed.
Opinion by Chief Justice Ban.
Thb, was a suit to determine the owner
ship of $227121 deposited by the plaintiff
with the Sheriff of Multnomah County
for the purpose of redeeming from the
defendant, Garbade, certain land sold un
der an execution on a Judgment against it.
The facts nnd evidence are set out at
length in the opinion, and the Supreme
Court holds that all the equities are with
the plaintiff and appellant. The lower
court had decided in favor of Garbade and
Woodward and Palmer. The only rule of
law laid down in the opinion Is as follows:
"If one by his statements as to matters
of fact or as to his Intended abandonment
cf asserted rights Induces another to
change his condition in reliance upon
them, he will afterward be estopped to
deny the truth of the statements or to
enforce his rights against his declared
Intention to abandon them. In short, one
cannot play fast and loose, but, having
taken a particular position deliberately, he
must act consistently with It, and cannot
assume a contrary position to the preju
dice of another."
G. D. Trotter, appellant, vs. Town of
Stayton, respondent, from Marlon County.
R- P. Boise. Judge; reversed. Opinion by
Chief Justice Boan.
This was a suit to quiet title to a smnll
strip of land on the east and north sides
of the north half of lots 5 and 6, In block
5, in tho tovn of Stayton, ua laid off and
platted In 1S7L The point in controversy
was the true location of the Vest line of
Third street and the south line of Ida
street. As originally laid off the town consisted-
of six blocks, and the Initial corner
was a point 2.97 chains north of tho quarter-section
corner, between sections 10 and
15. township S south, range 1 west. From
this point the lots, blocks, streets and al
leys were all speclflcolly and definitely
described by courses and distances, but
no monuments, natural or artificial, are re
ferred to In the survey, or, so far as the
evidence shows, established on the ground.
InlSOO the street lines were surveyed byA.
Gobalet, at the Instance of the Town Coun
cil. At that time the plaintiffs property
was unenclosed, and a short time there
after, at the request of the town, authori
ties, he put down a sidewalk to conform
with the lines run by 'Gobalet, with the
understanding that It would be moved if
It was not on the true street line. A few
months afterward he and some of the
other residents of tho town, not being
satisfied with tho Gobalet survey, em
ployed County Surveyor Herrlck to re
establish and relocate tho lines. And W
hjs survey in front of plaintiffs property
did not conform to that of Gobalet, the
plaintiff moved his sidewalk to the line
run by the County Surveyor, enclosed his
property with a fence, and soon thereafter
commenced suit. A trial resulted In a de
cree In the Circuit Court sustaining Go
balet'r survey. The plaintfff s complaint
was therefore dismissed, and he appealed.
Aftr reviewing the evidence, the Supreme
Court holds that Gobalet's survey was not
for the purpose of determining the true
location of the street lines, but for the
purpore of straightening the streets so
that the streets in the old town should
confoim with those In the additions. He
did not start with the old initial point,
but took a new base, which made the lines
suit his purposes better. That being the
case, his survey Is held not to be ma
terial in this case.
Herrlck's surve- was for the purpose of
determining the. location of tho true lines,
and he took the old initial point as u
base. Hb survey therefore determines the
true street lines, and It follows that the
plaintiff haa a decree In hte favor.
J. A. Byers, appellant, vs. B. I. Fergu
son, respondent, frqm Polk County, George
IL Burnett, Judge; reversed. Opinion by
This action was commenced in the Jus
tice Court to recover possession of per
sonal property. The complaint alleged
that the property had been taken in Polk
County, but did not aljego that It was
still detained there. A demurrer on the
ground that the complaint was defective
on this account was overruled, and the
defendant answered. Trial was had and
a Judgment rendered for plaintiff, where,
uppn defendant appealed to "the Circuit
Court. Here the demurrer Interposed n
the Justice Court waa sustained, and
plaintiff appealed to the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court holds that when dd
fendant answered he waived th.e defect In
the corapalnt, such defect nqt being an
entire want of material averment, btit a.
defective statement of the facts respecting
the venue of the action, yet sufficient tq
base a presumption thereop that the prop
erty having been taken In sajd county,
was also hed therein. l the defendant
intended to Insist upon his objection to
the complaint, he should have stood upoq
h.Js demurrer, and qot answered over. On
appeal to th.e Circuit CQUrt the waiver
still stands, The case is reversed and a
new tral Is ordered.
B. I. Ferguson, appellant, vs. Mrs. Ollle
M. Byers, respondent, from Polk County,
R. P. Boise, Judge; reversed. Opinion
by Justice Moore.
This was an auction brought In a Justice
Court. It was alleged that defendant had
taken property belonging to plalrttlff, nnd.
valued at J249, apd that In consequence
of the seizure she had sustained damages
to the amount of $25. Judgment was asked
for return of the property, and if return
coujd not be had. a judgment for $274. The
trial tesulted in a Judgment for plaintiff
as demanded, whereupon a writ of review
was taken. Plaintiff filed a remittitur
of ?25. The question to be determined was
whether the case was within the Jurls
dlctlor of a Justice Court. The Supreme
Court holds that the amount In contro
versy Is to bo determined by tho allega
tions of the complaint, and the remittitur
after judgment can have no effect to give
a court Jurisdiction, as the statutes pro
vide that jurisdiction of Justice Court3 ex
tends to cases where the amount in con
troversy is not; more than $250. As this
case was one in which the amount In con
troversy was $374, the Justice Court had
no Jurisdiction, and It Is directed that the
Judgment of the Circuit Court be reversed
and the cause remanded, with direction to
annul the judgment of the Justice Court.
Inland Empire Interests Form an
PULLMAN, Wash., March 17. The meet
ing of the stockbreeders of the Palouse
country, held herp today, resulted in tho
organization of the Inland Registered
Stockbreeders' Association. Professor H.
T. Frcncfi, of the University of Idaho, Is
president; John L. Smith, of Spokane,
vice-president; Professor E. E. Elliot, of
the Washington Agricultural College, sec
retary, and J. S. Klemgard, of the Hills
dale stock farm, near Pullman, treasurer.
The organization takes in the following
counticn In Washington and Idaho: Ad
ams, Asotin, Columbia, Garfield, Franklin,
Douglas, Lincoln, Stevens. Spokane, Walla
Walla and Whitman, in Washington, and
Kootenai, Latah. Shoshone. Nez Perces
and Idaho Counties, In Idaho. Annual
meetings are to be held on the second
Thursday In February. The membership
Is limited to breeders of pure-bred stock
and the professors of the agricultural and
veterinary telence departments of the
Washington Agricultural College and the
University of. Idaho. An annual member
ship fee of $2 Is charged, and a life mem
bership may be obtained by the payment
Talks were made by Professor French,
of Moscow, on "Stock Judging." and he
Illustrated this with charts and live ani
mals. J. L. Metsker, of the firm of Mets
ker & Klemgard. owners of the Hillsdale
herd, the larger herd of thoroughbred
Shorthorn cattle In Whitman County, read
an Interesting paper on "Shorthorn
Cows." Professor Elliot gave a lecture on
"The Value of a Pedigree." and Bayard
T. Byrns, an extensive breeder of mire
brcd stock living near Moscow, spoke on
"The Value of the Palouse Country for
The business men of Pullman, assisted
by the ladles, gave a basket dinner to all
visiting stockmen. Tho dinner was served
In Stevens Hall, the jclris" dormitory be
ing used. The association extended to
them a vote of thanks.
TEACHERS WILL MEET.
Lewis County Inrtructors at Chehnlls
March 31 to April -3.
CHEHALIS. Wash., March 17. The
23d annual session of the Lewis County
Teachers' Institute will be hold at Che
halls March 31 to April 4. inclusive. The
instructors and lecturers will be: Andrew
D. Warde, Superintendent of Schools, Ho
qulam; F, B. -Gault, president of Whit
worth College, Tacoma; F. M. McCully,
Deputy State Superintendent, Olympla;
W. G. Hartrapft, Superintendent of
Schools, KIpg County; T. N. Henry, Su
perintendent of Schools, Thurston County,
Olympla; L. H. Leach, Superintendent Qf
Schools, Chehajls, and local teachers.
In addition to the regular programme
each day there will be four evening ses
sions, Monday evening there will be a
social, under the direction of the local
teachers. Tuesday evening Professor
Warde will lecture on "Duties and Re
spopsibllltles of School Boards and Teach
ers." Wednesday evening the Eastern
Star Is to provide an entertainment.
Thursday evening Professor Gault wjll
lecture on "Rationality the End of Educa
tion." A School Board meeting has been
arranged for Tuesday afternoon, April 1,
at which County Superintendent Spencer
expects to have representatives from
every School Board In the county present.
A feature which will be lacking in the
Institute programme this year will be the
presence of representatives from the State
Normal Schools, University or Agricul
tural College. Heretofore these Institu
tions havo furnished some one, often the
head of the institution, for a lceture. The
only compensation was expenses, which
were paid from tho Institute fund. This
year the- State Normal School Instructors
have agreed among themselves to de
mand $5 a day from county Institutes, In
addition to expenses, for their services,
DISTRICT COURT OF APPEALS.
XIandcd Down Several Opinions and
Adjoarned Until Xext Month.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 17. The
United States Court of Appeals met this
morning and, after handing down several
opinions, adjourned until tho first Monday
in April. In affirming the judgment of
the lower court In the case of Wamaka
Kehanoha, a Hawaiian woman, who ob
tained damages for the death of her hus
band, who was killed on a schooner In
the Port of Honolulu, the Circuit Court
declared that Judge Estec, who presides
over the Federal Court In Hawalli has
tho right to try any and all cases in
Admiralty that may arise within his
In the matter of the Pacific Coast
Company vs. W. H, Reynolds; et al., It
was ordered that the decree of the lower
court be .so modified that the amount of
Injury by the steamer Corona, when
wrecked off Lewis Island. In Prince Al
bert Sound, January 2S. l&S, he fixed In
the sum of $3166, and that the Injury to
the cargo bo fixed in the sum of $7770.
An appeal from tho United States Dis
trict Court of Oregon, in which R, D.
Hume, owner of the schooner Berwick,
asked that Judgment In favor of J. D.
Spreckela & Co. be set aside, was not
Judgment was affirmed In tho suit of the
Union Savings & Loan Association vs.
Lawrence and Katherlne Byrne. The
suit arose out of a dispute over certain
reclaimed lands In Island County, Wash
ington. The Judgment of the lower court was
affirmed In the action of Theresa Hill
vs. the Northern Pacific Railroad Com
pany. This was a suit for damages. .The
case had been compromised and the court
hold that It could not be reopened,
WANTS A SniP- CHAXNEL.
VaacoKver Desires to Have a Deep
VANCOUVER. Wash.. March 17. A spe
cial committee of the Vancouver Commer
cial Club today sent a dispatch to the
Washington delegation In Congress, ask
ing them to use th?lr best efforts to se
cure aa appropriation ' for the improve-
Oho BsaysaH the seas aad
that men of affairs, who are well Informed, have neither tho time
nor the inclination, whether on pleasure bent or business, to use those
medicines which caura excessive purgation and then leave the Internal
organB in a constipated condition. Syrup of Fig? Is not bnllt on thoso
lines. It acts naturally, acts effectively, cleanses, sweetens and strengthens
tha internal organs anil leaves them In a healthy condition.
If In need of a laxative remedy the most excellent Is Syrup of Figs, hut
when anything more than a laxative Is require the safe and sclentlflo plan
Is to consult a competent physician and nqt to resort to those medicines
which claim to euro all manner of diseases.
Tho California Fig Syrup Co. was the first to manufacture a laxative remedy
which would give satisfaction to all; a laxative which physicians could
sanction and one friend recommend to another ; so that today its sales probably
exceed all other laxatives combined. In some places considerable quantities of
old-tlmo cathartics and modern imitations are still sold, but with the general
diffusion of knowledge, as to tho best medicinal agents, Syrup of Figs has come
Into general use with the well-informed, because It is a remedy of known value
and ever beneficial action.
Tho quality of Syrup of Figs Is duo not only to the excellent combination of
the laxatlvo and carminative principles of plants, known to act most beneficially
on tho system, with agreeable and refreshing aromatic liquids, but also to the
orglnal method of manufoctnre. In order to get the genuine and its beneficial
effects one should always note tho full name of the Company California Fig
Syrup Co. printed on the front of every package.
ment of the Columbia River between Van
couver and the mouth of the Willamette
River. At a recent meeting of tho club
Improvement of the Columbia at this point
was fully dlscufsed, and much disap
pointment was expressed because no pro
vision was made for It in the pending ap
propriation bill. The sentiment of the
members of the club was that at least $50.
000 Is needed to make the Improvement
necessary to, open the channel for deep
water vessels. However, no specific
amount was urged in the dispatch, as it
was considered that the $20,000 first re
ported by the rivers and harbors com
mittee would go a long way toward mak
ing the Improvement.
ASSIGNMENTS OF SOLDIERS.
Flfty-nlne Soldiers Sent to Their
VANCOUVER BARRACKS, March 17.
In accordance with Instructions received
from the Secretary of War, the 59 re
cruits at Vancouver Barracks Intended
for the Coast Artillery have been as
signed to their proper companies and sent
to their stations under the command of
a noncommissioned officer to each de
tachment. To the Thirty-fourth Company, Coast
Artillery, at Fort Stevens, were sept: Jake
R. Bull. Milton F. Chaney, George W.
Davenport, James E. Grnvatt, William G.
Howlett, Henry A. Kite, Leon NIkrent,
Henry Bess, Rennle S. Snoddy and Lar
To the Ninety-third Company Daniel F.
Connor, James N. Dugger. Walter W.
Gano. WUlJam R. Hcnsley, Edward L.
Keber, James Matson, Alvin L. Potter,
John Singleton, Norman W. Stanton,
To the Twenty-sixth Company, at Fort
Flagler John Barkley, John Brown, Reed
Carr, John R. Clark. William M. Dalley,
William, Fallvon, Alvin a Garriott, Ran
som C. Hendrick, William L. Hobbs, Cor
nelius Hollestelle, Jr., William Johnson,
William T. Kemper, William Marcus,
Charles C. Newton. William T.v Renfrew,
Estill G. Roberts, Eugene F. Savery, Doc
tor Smith. Joseph H. Stalcup. William A.
Stone, Edward B. Strieker, William J.
Vandegrlff. Clarence Whiting.
To 'the Ninety-fourth Company, also at
Flagler, were sent: Miller J. Carr. John F,
Christopher, William A. Coucriman, Sam
uel M, Garrcn, Elmer A. Harless, Martin
Hubbs. Edward Kelley. William A. Kilts
Boyd May, Frank Norton, Lewis W. Rob
inson, Charles P. Schumacher, Mac S.
Smith, Frank T. Updike, William W. Wil
lis, Frank Wilson.
The following recruits now at Portland
have been assigned as follows: David M.
Wright and Asa Hewitt, to the One Hun
dred and Twenty-lxth Company, Fort
Canby; George Johnson and Edward
Barnes, to tho Thirty-fourth Company,
Fort Stevens, and Robert W. Lambert
and Walter Wllklns. to the Thirtieth Bat
tery, Field Artillery. Fort Walla Waila.
NO PANIC AT DAWSON,
Reports of Business Excitement Said,
to Be False.
VANCOUVER, R. C. March 17. The
fpllowlng dispatch has been received from
Mayor Macauley, of Dawson, tod.ay, ask
ing for publication in Coast papers:
"Dawson, March 17. Respecting the
Widespread reports published In the news
papers of the United States and Canada
of an alleged exodus of the people of
Dawson City, and of alleged business
panic in the city In the heart of the
Yukon district. United States ConsubSay
lor has today authorized the following
" There Is absolutely no truth whatever
In the rumors published. This office has
been In touch with nearly all the people
who have left for lower-river points, and
the number who have gone this Winter
Is about the same as In nrovlou.i years.
The statement that a business panic pre
vails in Dawson, and that tho miners are
deserting tho creeks, is also entirely falso.
From personal Investigation I am ablo to
say that the business men of the com
munity have the utmost confidence In the
future of Dawson. I havo within tho past
week visited Bonanza. Eldorado, Domin
ion, Sulphur, Gold Run and Hunker
Greeks, upon which the grenter portion of
the work Is the district Is done, and have
found that operations are progressing sat
SALEM, Or., March 17. Theodore Gcr
vais died at the Academy of the Sacred
Heart this morning, aged 72 years. De
ceased was born in Canada in 1SS0, and
came to Oregon in the early '4Cs. He lived
for several years on French Prairie, and
In 1S71 he came to Salem. Ever since that
time lie has hcen employed as gardener
and janitor at the academy. It waa he
who laid out the grounds when the pres
ent .stately building was erected, and to
his faithful care- Is due the credit for the
beauty of the lawn that surround the In
visit every land and everywhera will find,
stitution. Though unable to read or write,
he was a companionable man, and waa
esteemed for hl3 general Intelligence and
never failing attention to duty. Hundreds
of students who have attended the acad
emy In the last 30 r-ars wjll remember
him for his many kind acts. He was a
consistent Christian and a devout member
of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
During the last three years he has suf
fered from heart disease, to which he at
last succumbed. He leaves a son, T. J.
Gervals, of Brooks, and a daughter, Mrs.
Adam Franklin, of San Francisco. His
wife died over 20 years ago. The funeral
will be conducted from the Catholic
Church next Wednesday at 10 o'clock A.
M Rev, A. W. Daly officiating.
William Post, War Veteran.
PENDLETON, Or.. March 17. William
Post, a G. A. R. veteran, died In this city
this evening, Mr. Post was on his way
from Walla Walla to the Soldiers' Home
at Boise. After alighting from the Spo
kane train he walked across the depot
platform to the Boise train, and when
climbing the steps of the car fell dead.
Coroner Cole held a post-mortem exam
ination of the body, and propouhced the
cause of death paralysis of the heart.
Express Packnse DIsnppears.
NORTH YAKIMA, March 17 Tha mys
terious disappearance of an express pack
age containing $263 at the office here Is
agitating the depot force. The money
came In Saturday night was received by
Night Operator Tumell, and by him put
in the safe. The safe was left on the
quarter lock. Sunday morning the safe
was open and the money was gone.
FOREST GROVE, March 17. Leonard
Witt, aged 60 years, died at this place
yesterday. Deceased was born In Jeffer
son County, Tennessee, and came to
Washington County 30 years ago. He en
listed In the First Tennessee Cavalry,
Brownjow's regiment. In 1S51. and served
three years. Interment was In the Nay
Sprint? Season In California.
SAN FRANCISCO. March 17. Reports
B -9? J
Used in Millions of Homes.
40 Years the Standard. A
Pure Cream of Tartar Pow
der. Superior to every other
known. Makes finest cake
and pastry, light, flaky bis
cuit, delicious griddle cakes
palatable, and wholesome.
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from all sections of California indicate
that Spring to well advanced. The
weather prevailing d,urlng the last week
or 10 days has been remarkable, and fruit
trees all over the state have commenced
to blossom. During the next six or eight
weeks California .will be transformed into
a luxuriant flower garden. Fiestas will
be held in many sections of the state,
and the railroad companies are arranging
to transport immense throngs from the
cities into the country to permit the city
folks to view the remarkable floral ex
hibits. Dnel With Pistols.
SACRAMENTO. Cal.. March 17. There
was a bloody duel today on the bridge
which spans the Sacramento River be
tween this city and .the town of Washing
ton, Tolo County. Robert W. Woods, a
railroad blacksmith, was met on the bridge
by Van C. Dodge, who conducts a wood
carving shop, and they began shooting.
Dodge had two pistols and fired 10 shots.
Woods "fired five times. Dodge was shot
througn the stomach and will die. Woods
was shot in the head and in the hip, but it
is not thought the wounds will prove
The men quarreled over Dodge's daugh
ter, with whom Dodge alleged Woods had
Concert at Pacific University.
FOREST GROVE, Or., March 17. The
Choral Union of Pacific University gave a
concert this evening in Marsh Hall, un
der the direction of Mrs. F. J. Raley, the
head of the vocal department, assisted by
Miss Ruth Rogers, instructor of instru
mental music. The choral class, consist
ing of 50 voices, gave an excellent enter
tainment. Circuit Court at Hlllshoro.
HILLSBORO, Or.. March 17. Circuit
Court convened here this morning for tho
March term. Hon. T. A. McBrlde, Judge.
The docket Is very light, and only ex
tempore matters will be tried this week.
The jury was dismissed until March 25.
George F. Naylor. of Forest Grove, was
granted a decree ot divorce from Hattle
Avoid baking powders made from
Thev look like pure powders,
aqd may raise the cake, but alum
is a poispn and no one can eat food
mixed with it without injury to health.