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THB MORNPNa OREGOtflAN, WEDNESDAY, MABCH A, 1902.
NAME TICKET TODAY
Marion County Republicans
Will Gather at Salem.
GEER MEN WILL BE IN CONTROL
Convention Will Be an Exciting? Ohc,
bnt No Bitterness Is Expected ia
Contest PresaBle Legislative
SALEM, Or., March 25. The Marlon
County Republican convention "will meet
In the armory In the City Hall tomorrow
at 10 o'clock A. M. The meetlnsr will be
called to order by County Chairman
Frank T. Wrlghtman, and if present ar
rangements jjrevall, Lot L. Pearce -will be
elected temporary and permanent chair
man. So far as can be learned, no secre
tary has been agreed Upon. The conven
tion will be in the control of the friends
of Governor Geer. While in many re
spects it will be one of the most exciting
in the history of the Republican party in
this county. It s believed there will be no
bitterness in the contests.
No legislative slate has been unalterably
made, but the Intention is to nominate
W. H. Hobson, of Stajton, and E. M.
Crolsan, of Salem, for Senators, and in
dorse N. H. Looney. of Jefferson, for
Joint Senator with Linn. It is generally
conceded that Hobson will be nominated.
Crolsan is the man who led the Slmon
Geer forces to "victory, and is being op
posed by a portion of the Geer peoplo who
are anti-Simon men. Since Simon is sup
posed to be out of the fight, Crolsan may
be nominated, but an effort will be made
to put Squire Farrar on the ticket in his
place. For Representatives, the slae
seems to be Frank Davey, of Salem;
Thomas B. Kay, of Salem; Jerome Sim
mons, of Monitor: W. C. Hubbard, of
Brooks and Alec Thompson, of Willard.
These are all strong men, but mixed on
Senatorial matters. These slates were
not made In caucus, but are verified by
the Geer leaders. It Is said a caucus will
be held tomorrow morning.
As soon as the slate outlined became
known this evening a meeting of slate
breakers was held In a hall over Fatton's
book store. About 90 delegates were pres
ent. The convention will be composed of
243 delegates. Not nearly all the delegates
were 1n town tonight, so that the attend
ance at the meeting tonight Is said to
represent the minimum strengh of the
elatebreakers. Those opposed to the slate
state that they have strength enough to
break it. So far as could be learned, they
have not yet agreed upon any candidates
to put forward in the place of those who
It will be noticed that this slate leaves
off J. M. Pborman, who was a candidate
for the Senate, and his own precinct,
"Woodburn, back of him. Poorman's
'friends may be strong enough to get him
on the Representative slate, but it now
Eeems that he will not get a place on the
Senatorial ticket. If the ruling faction can
Two warm contests are expected tomor
row over attempts to depart from customs
which have heretofore prevailed. It Is
proposed to name the delegates to the
state convention before the Legislative
ticket is named, and to select the delegates
by a unit vote, instead of by precincts.
Both these moves will be strongly opposed.
It Is possible that the opposition will be
so strong that the attempt to establish the
new precedents will be abandoned. It Is
quite frequently remarked that though
Geer's friends have a good majority In the
convention, they may lose control of It if
they undertake to carry through measures
which do not merit general approval. It
Is because of this, and the fact that a
number of strong candidates for county
offices must be defeated, that the conven
tion tomorrow is considered uncertain.
Though the Legislative slate given hereto
fore is expected to go through, there are
many chances of a break and general
Principal Names Mentioned.
The principal names mentioned for nomi
nations in the convention tomorrow are
State Senators Lot L. Pearce, of Salem;
Dr. J. N. Smith, of Salem; N. H. Looney,
of Jefferson; L. J. Adams, of Sllverton; J.
M. Poorman. of Woodburn; C. P. Bishop,
of Salem; Squire Farrar, of Salem; W.
H. Hobson, Stayton; E M. Crolsan, Sa
lem. Representatives Frank Davey, of Sa
lem; J. H. Settlemicr, of Woodburn; Henry
A. Snyder, of Aurora; J. S. Ritchie, of
Scotts Mills; John M. Watson, of Turner;
Henry Kecne. of Stayton; Alex LaFollett,
of Mission Bottom; Abner LewJs, of Aums
vllle; E. T. Judd, of Aumsvllle; John A.
Shaw, of Mill City; Charles Sapplngfleld,
of Macleay; W. C. Hubbard, of Salem,
Thomas Kay, Jr., of Salem.
Sheriff Robert A, Witzel, of Turner;
William D. Taylor, of Macleay; Charle
D Hartman, of Scotts Mills; W. H. Sav
age, of Salem: John Steiwer, of Jefferson.
County Clerk J. W. Roland, of Salem;
A. F. Blackerby. of Silverton.
County Recorder S. A. McFadden, of
Salem; John C. Siegmund, of -Gervals;
Fred A. Legg. of Salem.
County Treasurer J. Henry Haas, of
Salem; Robert A. Crossan, of Salem; E.
B. Walters, of Stayton; Fred A. Haas, of
County Assessor ChSrles Lembeke, of
County Surveyor B. B. Herrick. Jr., of
Coroner Dr. D. F. Lane, of Salem; A.
M. Clough, of Salem.
MANY WANT CLACKAMAS OFFICES.
Fortr Candidates for County Posi
tion Convention Today.
ORHGON CITY, March 25. Politicians
from all over Clackamas County arc in
this city tonight for the Republican Coun
ty Convention tomorrow. There are no
less than 40 candidates for county offices.
State Senator Brownell will he renomi
nated by acclamation. . Clackamas County
has three Representatives, and there are
about 15 candidates. Probably the most
prominent are C. G. Huntley, of Oregon
City; Hans Paulsen, of George; C. X.
Ballard, of Milwaukie; Orange Barbur, of
Killin, and J. L. Kruse, of Stafford, who
was a member of the lower house at the
last session of the Legislature. There ire
three men who want the nomination of
Sheriff Chief of Police Burns, of Oregon
City; John R. Shaver, of Molalla, and
John K. Morris, of' West Oregon City.
Shaver comes from the country with
strong support behind him, and it is un
derstood that James O. Dickey, who is
a candidate for the Legislature, will with
draw, as his candidacy may Injure Shav
er's chances for securing the nomination,
as both are from the same precinct. Since
the withdrawal of Mayor G. B. Dlmlck
from the Judgeship fight, there is no op
position to County Judge Ryan and he
will be renominated. Justice of the Peace
J. W. MeAnulty. of Abemethy, and F. A.
Sleight, of Canby, are equally confident
of obtilnlng the nomination for County
Clerk. Weldon M. Shank of Oregon City,
and E. M. Lake, of Borings, are both in
the field for this office. There will be 14G
votes In the convention, and It is not be
lieved any one of the candidates for
Clerk will have 74 votes on the first bal
There will be a tight pull between Henry
23. Steven, of Milwaukle, and E. P. Ded-
man, of Clackamas, for the nomination
of Recorder. Both are competent men
and are working hard. Commissioner J.
R. Morton, of Damascus, arrived in the
city this afternoon. He Is making a hard
fight for renomlnation. His opponents are
William Broast; of Wllsonville, and C. G.
Bolland, of Oswego. Mr. Brobst has the
solid German support, and ia considered
a strong man. Enos Cahlll, of Tew Era;
E. P. Carter, of Wilholt Springs, and J.
Lincoln Waldron, of Oregon City, want
the-nomlnation for Treasurer. More than
one ballot will be necessary to decide this
The rumor obtained circulation yester
day that there had been a deal fixed up
to sidetrack E. C. Hackett, of Abernethy,
who is a candidate for Assessor, and give
him the promise of a deputyship, but this
was evidently unfounded, as Mr. Hack
ett is making a vigorous fight for the
nomination. However, he will not stand
in the way. of Judge MeAnulty, who Is
also from Abernethy precinct. James F.
Nelson, of Mulino, and Nixon Blair, of
Killin, are also in the race for Assessor.
Blair has tho support of the present As
sessor's force, and is a formidable can
didate. The three candidates for Coroner,
R. L. Holman, Dr. C. A. "Stuart and Dr.
C. S. Seaminn, are all confident of suc
cess. The delegation to the state convention
will be first, last and all the time for
State Senator , L. L. Porter for State
Printer. Clackamas County has never had
a place on the state ticket, and feels that
it is entitled to representation.
CANDIDATES IX BAKER.
Rand "Will Be Choice for Joint Sena
tor Convention Today
BAKER CITY, March 25. Now that the
excitement over the Congressional con
test baa subsided. Republican politicians
are giving their attention to the person
nel of the county ticket, which will be
nominated In this city tomorrow. It is
generally conceded now that John L.
Rand will be the choice of Baker County
for joint Senator for the district com
prising Baker, Malheur and Harney
Counties. For Representative, Walter
Moore, of Baker City; Mayor Davis Wil
cox, of Haines, and A. G. Ayers, of Burnt
River; are candidates, with Moore and
Wilcox apparently in the lead.
C W. Whitney, Jerre Fleetwood and
Harvey K. Brown want the nomination
for Sheriff. Whitney seems to have the
most strength. For Recorder, there is
only one candidate mentioned so far,
Robert Harvey, of Sumpter. C. M. Fos
ter, for Surveyor, and Dr. T. N. Snow,
for Coroner, will probably be renominat
ed. The County Clerkship contest lies
between James Cord and C. H. S fuller.
The greatest contest will be on the offices
of Representative and Sheriff.
White on Democrat' Prospects.
Sam White, chairman of the Democrat
ic state central committee, returned from
an extended visit to Portland and other
Willamette Valley points yesterday. Mr.
White has been looking after the in
terest of his party In the western and
southern counties. Mr. White considers
that the Democrats stand an excellent
chance of success at the coming state and
county elections. The Democratic pri
maries In this county will be held next
Saturday, and Mr. White is here to take
a hand In the management of affairs.
He will return to Portland immediately
after tho county convention, April 3.
RYAN IS NO Q,UITTER.
Socialists May Not Want Him, lint He
Will Make Race for Governor.
SALEM, March 25. The report was pub
lished in Salem this morning that a num
ber of Salem Socialists held a meeting yes
terday, and asked R. R. Ryan to resign
the nomination for Governor on the So
cialist ticket. The reason alleged for this
action was that Mr. Ryan had made some
enemies by his aggressiveness In politics,
and would not be able to bring out the
full vote of his party. Mr. Ryan says
the only knowledge he has of any such
action having been taken was the report
he read in a paper, as stated. In regard
to such course on the part of his com
rades, if such action was in fact taken,
"I was the unanimous choice of the
mass convention of Socialists held at
Portland, and If any ono had any candi
date he desired to put up In my place, the
opportunity was open for him. I declined
the nomination, as all of the candidates
did at first. Later, I was nominated by
the convention, and since I received the
nomination by uanlmous vote, I am no
Spring chicken, and shall remain at the
head of the ticket and do all In my power
for the success of the Socialist move
ment. Before I was nominated, I told the
members of the convention that I had
been an aggressive worker for the princi
ples of Socialism, and had doubtless made
enemies thereby. The convention nom
inated me with full knowledge of the
The Salem Socialist Club, at Its regular
meeting tonight, adopted resolutions In
dorsing the state and county tickets "from
Governor to Constable." This was the
only allusion made to the report that
Ryan had been asked to withdraw from
the ticket. Ryan is president of the Salem
Nominees or City Offices.
COTTAGE GROVE. March 25. A caucus
was held here last night to nominate city
officers, to be voted for April 7. Nomina
tions were made as follows: Mayor, Dr.
B. R. Job; Councllmen. J. I. Jones, S. R.
Piper and F. H. Rosenburg; Treasurer,
H. Eakln; Recorder. J. E. Young. The
principal fight was on Mayor. R. M.
Vcatch, the present incumbent, being
defeated by 35 votes. An opposition ticket
will probably make it appearance in a
Grant Rcnnbllcan Ticket.
CANYON CITY, March 25. Following
are the principal nominations made by
the Grant County Republican Convention:
George Dart, County Clerk; Rice Mc
Haley, County Judge; Joseph Combsy,
Sheriff; Morton, Treasurer;
As previously stated in these dispatches,
the delegates to the Congressional Con
vention arc for Williamson. The delega
tion Is not commlttod for Governor.
Crook Repnhllcaa, Ticket.
PRINEVILLE. March 25. Crook County
Republicans yesterday nominated the fol
lowing county ticket:
County Judge, W. - S. Wills (Incum
bent); Clerk. Carey Foster: Sheriff,
J. T. McMeen: Commissioner, M. B. Tow
ell; Treasurer, M. T. Aubrey; Assessor,
B. F. Johnson; Surveyor, C A. Graves;
Coroner. William Bryne.
The delegation to the Congressional
Convention Is for Williamson.
PENDLETON, Or.. March 25. Demo
cratic primaries were held In the different
precincts of Umatilla County today to
elect delegates to the county convention,
to be held here March 29. There was no
contest over the election, and a very light
vote was cast. There Is no great scramble
for office among the Democrats In this
Prohibitionists to Nominate.
WASHINGTON, March 25. The Prohibi
tionists have set April S as the date of
their county convention. It is their in
tention to place a complete ticket in the
Removed by Mayor Scamltx.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 25. Mayor
Schmitz tonight removed four of the five
members of the Board of Health from
office and named their successors. The
members removed were appointed by
Mayor Schmitz's predecessor. Mayor Fhe
lan. The ground for removal re found by
Mayor Schmitz in the action of the major
ity of the board in reference to the plague
scare of last year. Mayor Schmitz al
leges that he has made over three months'
examination, and satisfied himself that no
sporadic cases of plague ever existed in
LINEN MILLS WILL COME
FOUNDER OF SALBM FLAX MILL IS
If Hla Enterprise Proven Saccessfal
Eastern Capitalist Will Invest
la the Other.
SALEM. Or., March 25 "I; entertain
no doubt whatever about the flaxgrowing
industry proving a great sueces in the
Willamette Valley, and that the manu
facture of linen will in a few years be an
established enterprise in this state." This
is the statement of Eugene Bosse, who
has just closed contracts under which 220
acres of land in this vicinity will be seed
ed to flax next month. Mr. Bosse is a
Belgian who recently came to Oregon from
Wisconsin and purchased the machinery
formerly used by the Women's Flax Fiber
Association. Without asking any other
subsidy from the people of Salem than
the use of the old fiouring-mlll building
for 15 months, and a small amount of
water-power, he has ordered an outfit of
modern flaxworklng machinery from Bel
glum and will be prepared to take care
of the crop to be grown this season. He
has also purchased 15 tons of flax straw
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KLAMATH FALLS. Or.. March 25. R. A. Emmett. of Kcno, who waa in
Sorsti by the Klamath County Republican Convention for Joint Representative
from Klamath. Crook, Lake and Wasco Counties, served In that capacity at
the last Oregon Legislature. Mr. Emmctt's nomination (a a foregone conclusion.
He is a good legislator, and popular In his home county and abroad. He la a
strong Republican and a hard party worker.
gniwn by the Women's Flax Fiber Asso
ciation, and this he will begin threshing
at once. It will be worked with the old
machinery, but the new crop will be han
dled wJlh more modern apparatus.
"WIiicoHHln Capitalists Interested.
Mr. SoEse represents a number of East
ern capitalists, who, having learned of the
resulV of experiments with flax In this
state, believe there Is a good opportunity
for the Investment of capital here in the
flax manufacturing Industry. They will
await the results of Mr. Bosse's first
year's work before they decide whether
to establish linen mills. While Mr. Bosse
already feels confident of the successful
outcome of his work, he will undertake
nothing further than producing the flax
and preparing the fiber this season.
"Figuratively speaking. I was born In
flax, and expect to die In flax," said Mr.
Boa.e today. "I have learned the process
of flax production and manufacture by
actual experience in Belgium, where tho
best of flax is grown. In Wisconsin I
raised flax, not because it was a success,
but because I enjoyed it. The climate of
the Willamette Valley seems to be per
fectly adapted to the production of this
crop, and from samples I have seen I
am convinced that fiber can be produced
here of at good quality as that produced
In many parts of Belgium. One of the
samples I have here that was grown
near Sclo is of splendid color, and would
be fine and soft but for the fact that the
straw was retted in water that was too
cold. This Is a difficulty that can be over
come at Sclo, and will not be encountered
"Do you think the flax fiber produced
here will be suitable for tho manufacture
of linen?" Mr. Bosse was asked.
"I certainly xjo, or I would not be hero.
There would be no object in coming heri
to produce a quality of flax fiber that
cuuld not be made into linen. There are
15 linen mills in the East, all using Im
ported fiber. The mill farthest West is In
Pennsylvania. When the flaxgrowing In
dustry In Oregon has once been put upon
a solid basis it will not be long before
linen mill will be in operation here. The
fiber would not ba shipped East to be
manufactured, and then returned to the
Coan as linen cloth. The whole process
wculd be completed here. The Willam
ette Valley should supply the linen for
the greater part of this Western coun
try." Contracts With Farmers,
Mr. Bosse has made contracts for the
production of flax In al directions from
Salem, his purpose being to determine
what soils yield the most satisfactory
crops. He has offered the tarmera their
choice of two "plans. He will pay them
?10 per acre for the use of their land, he
to furnish the soed and they to prepare
ths ground and sow the seed, after which
he wculd take charge and harvest tha
crop, or he will sell the farmers the seed
at 11 50 per bushel, and pay them 512 per
ton for the straw delivered at the mill in
Salem. An acre will produce about two
tons of straw. Practically all the farm
ers made their contracts upon the first
plan. They were not acquainted with the
methods employed In harvesting flax, and
preferred to leave this work to Mr. Bosse.
Seeding of flax will be commenced during
the first week in April, the weather per
mitting. The flax will be ready to pull
about August 15.
Seed Breajrat From Belgrlaa.
Mr. Bosse yesterday received a ship
ment of flaxseed from Belgium at a cost
of $4 50 per bushel. He will also use con
slderabl cseed grown near Sclo. It is ad
visable to change seed every third sea
son, the new seed being imported. When
homegrown seed has been used It deterior
ates, and better crops are grown if new
seed Is brought in every three years. The
seed will be sown broadcast, 90 pounds to
the acre. Each acre will yield two tons
of straw and from 10 to 15 bushels of
seed. The flax is pulled by tho roots, the
seed threshed out, the straw retted and
broken so as to remove the refuse from
the fiber, and the fiber dried.
"Will Employ Many Laborers.
The crop this season will comprise 220
acres. To harvest It will require the labor
of 100 men from July 15 to September 15.
Retting and scutching will employ 20 to
30 persons from October 1 to July 1 next
year, when the following crop -will be
nearly ready. As will be eeen from these
dates, the work of harvesting flax will
not coincide in time with the work of har
vesting hops. Should the flax Industry
beccme extensive in the Willamette Val
ley, It will add greatly to the distribution
of money by furnishing employment to
men and boys during a season when not
much is doing in other classes of work.
If UiIf season's crop proves as successful
as is now anticipated Mr. Bosse's company
will Increase its flax fields to 10,000 acres,
and will establish a linen mill which will
give employment to 500 to 700 people the
year round. To gather 10,000 acres of flax
by hand labor would require 5000 persons
for two months. This would scarcely be
practicable, and will not be necessary,
for much of the work of pulling flax
is done by machinery. After the present
season flaxpulling machines will be intro
duced, and the work will be conducted
in "all other respects as It is In the old
flax-producing countries. This would not
be accomplished in a single season, of
course, but to make the Industry a per-mai-ent
one the quantity of flax produced
must be sufficient to supply raw material
for a linen mill.
Flax a Wealth-Prodncer.
An average crop of hops in Marion
County, at average prices, distributes to
tho pecple of the county $750,000 per year.
Tho hopgrowlng industry In this state Is
now but 20 years old. A crop of 10,003
acres of flax, when ready for the linen
mill, would distribute among the people
a like amount of money, and by the time
the raw material, had been manufactured
into linen the amount would be vastly in
creased. For the bright prospect now opening for
the fiar fiber Industry much credit is due
the Oregon Women's Flax Fiber Associa
tion, which was organized In this state
five yean. ago. The Incorporators were
'Mrs. Juliet Lord, Mrs. Jane C. Card. Mrs.
L. W Sltton. Mrs. G. M. Plttock and
Miss H. E. Falling. These women believed
that growing flax for the fiber could be
mado a success in the Willamette Valley,
and they undertook to prove the truth of
their convictions. They believed that in
flaxgrowing lay a vast amount of vealth
for the farmers, laborers and business
men of W.estern Oregon, and in order to
demonstrate the possibilities of that in
dustry they expended heir own money In
experiments which were certain to prove
unproductive of Immediate returns. They
employcl experienced men to carry on the
expcrJmtnts. They spent considerable
sump of money for seed, for machinery,
for lubcr and for scientific tests. Through
circumstances over which they had no
control they were drawn Into litigation.
They demonstrated that flax fiber of su
perior quality may be grown In Oregon,
but because of the disadvantages under
which they worked the question whether
flaxgrowing for fiber can be made profit
able was left undetermined. After having
spent all tho money they thought reason
able In experiments, and meeting no such
aVa'stance as they believed they w'ere en
titled to from the business Interests of
the Willamette Valley, they abandoned
their wcrk and left It for manufacturing
entoiprJses to refume.
It now seems that the work has been
taken up by a company of men who
pn.pose to conduct It upon a commercial
basis. They will begin where the Oregon
Women's Flax Fiber Association left oft.
It has been proven that fiber of sat
isfactory quality can be produced, and it
remains to be seen whether It can. be
produced and manufactured Into linen
here In the Willamette Valley In compe
tition with the large linen manufactories
of the Eastern States.
Commercial Clnb Assisting.
Tho Greater Salem Commercial Club
has faith in the successful outcome of the
work now commenced. It has given Its
approval to the entArprlsc Mr. Bosse is
attempting to establish, and will aid him
to the extent ho has asked. Salem busi
ness men are uniting to raise a fund
with which to put in a dam whereby the
necessary water-power may be secured.
Flaxseed is now being distributed among
the farmers who will sow it, and today
tho machinery Is being Installed with
which to thresh the flax left by the wom
en's association. New and complete flax
working machinery has been ordered and
is now on its way across the Atlantic from
Belgium. The flax fiber producing indus
try Is 1 hero to stay.
Address University Stadents.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, March 25.
At a special assembly this morning the
students and factulty listened to short ad
dresses by John Willis Baer, the general
secretary for the Christian Endeavor So
ciety of America, and the Rev. H. S.
Templeton. of Portland. Mr. Templeton
Is a University of Oregon graduate, class
of '98. The assembly exercises were con
ducted by Dean Straub, In the absence of
President Strong, who Is confined to bis
house with a severe attack of the grip.
Fish-Trap Man Arrested.
ASTORIA, Or., March 25. During the
past season the Columbia River Packers'
Association operated a fish trap off tne
city front and Inside the harbor line. To
day, C. J. Anderson, In whose name the
trap was operated, was arrested on a
complaint signed by Secretary Lorntsen,
of the Columbia River Fishermen's Pro
tective Union, and charging him with
driving piling along the city front In vio
lation of the city ordinance. His trial is
set for tomorrow in the Police Court.
Janctlon City Brevities.
JUNCTION CITY, Or., March 25. Mrs.
Nellie Gustln, grand president of the
Daughters of Rebekah, visited the lodge
in this city last night. A special meeting
was held, and an elegant banquet served.
A crew of men is working on the creamery-
sewer this week, and the creamery
I plant will soon be put in operation.
BOYCOTTS TRUST SUGAR
SPOKANE TRADES COUNCIL ASKS
MEMBERS NOT TO USE IT.
Action Taken in Behalf of Waverly,
Wash., Factory Appeal to All
SPOKANE March 25. Resolutions were
introduced in the Spokane Trades Council
tonight attacking the sugar trust, on the
ground that it is attempting to crush the
beet-sugar plant at Waverley, Wash. The
resolutions pledge the members of the
Council to use only sugar produced at this
factory while the trouble continues, and
call upon other-union men to take a sim
ilar course. The Trades Council Includes
practically all the unions In. this city.
Mr. Gompers and the American Federa
tion of Labor suffered defeat before the
council tonight Twenty-four local unions
were represented, and 15 voted In favor
of astate federation. By the same vote,
the council decided against affiliation with
tho American Federation of Libor.
DISTINGUISHED JAPANESE PARTY.
In Seattle on a Tonr Aronnd "World
to Stndy Economic Conditions.
SEATTLE, March 25. Count Matsukata,
ex-Premier of Japan, and at present the
elder member of the advisory board to
the Emperor, arrived here today with his
distinguished Japanese party on the
steamer Kaga Maru. The party Is on an
eight months' trip around the world to
study economic conditions. In speaking of
the relations between America, and Japan
Count Matsukata said:
"The Japanese fujly realize that it is to
their best interests to foster the amicable
relations existing with tho United States.
This will not be a hard task, for the
United States has immense interests in
the far East, not only in Japan, but In
regions -where the friendship of Japan
will be of great value. The Increase in
trade between the two countries has -been
remarkable. The prospects are that the
trade will continuo to grow very fast.
Naturally I hope that these relations
will be marked by reciprocity. The es
tablishment of the Great Northern lin
er? between America and my country
will be strong prpof of the importance
of the trade between the United Stales
and Japan. As the empire starts new in
Gustries. the need of machinery will be
ccme greater and greater. Amerfca will
supply-the larger portion of the demand"
From, herrf the party will go to St.
Paul, thence to Chicago, and from Chi
cago to Niagara Falls. The next stopping-place
will be New York. From New
York the party will go to Boston, and
then to England.
HOPKINS SWORN IN AS MARSHAL
WnshlnErtoa Ofilclal Reappoints Pres
ent Deputies for Time Being:.
SEATTLE, March 25. C. B. Hopkins, of
Spokane, was today formally Installed as
United States Marshal for the District of
Washington, to succeed C. W. Ide, of Ta
coma. whose term expired. The cere
mony took place before Judge Hanford,
In the Federal Court In this city, at 10
o'clock this morning, and was witnessed
by few persons outside of the officers of
the court and a number of attorneys who
happened to be In the courtroom on legal
After being sworn in, Mr. Hopkins pro
ceeded to reappoint for the time being all
the deputies who have been serving un
der Marshal Ide, with the exception of
A. L. Dilley. at North Yakima. That
deputyship will be abolished by Mr. Hop
kins. The other deputies are: F. L.
Crosby, chief deputy, and Ira S. Davison,
Tacoma; Felix Pugh and G. L. Ide, Spo
kane, and H. W. Taylor and John Strin
FATALITY ON OREGON.
of Santiago Almost Instantly
Killed on Bnttle-SMp.
SEATTLE, March 23. A fatality hap
pened on the battle-ship Oregon at Brem
erton yesterday afternoon, whereby
Frank Huntley, a veteran sailor on board
and a hero of Santiago, was almost in
stantly killed. Mr. Huntley was escort
ing a couple of lady visitors through tne
ship, describing the various parts of the
mechanism and gunnery. When leading
the way down a narrow Indderway below
decks, Huntley, who was evidently de
scending backwards, mlsstepped and fell
over, landing on his back and breaking
his neck, dylnsr almost Instantly.
ENCOURAGING FOR VANCOUVER.
RallTvay Not Mnclx Opposed to
Wnpon Conrse on Nevr Brlilpre.
VANCOUVER. Wash., March 23. State
Senator Rands, president of the Van
couver Commercial Club, Is In receipt of
a letter from W. L. Jones relative to the
Washington & Oregon Railway Company's
bridge bill. Mr. Jones states that recent
advices from high officials of the North
ern Pacific Railway Company aro encour-
Miss H.L. Banning
A xoung Lady of
St. Joseph, Mich., Praises
Win of Cardui.
HEN women determine to do
anything they generally suc
ceed. They are not physically
strong as men axe, but they
have brains and possess that quality of
enlisting everyone's sympathy in their
cause to bring about what they desire.
There are many instances where wo
men when put on their mettle have
astonished the world. Just as in other
affairs in life, if a woman will have
health and strives earnestly to that end,
she almost invariably secures good
health. But tho great difficulty is for
a woman to recognize that she is suf
fering from female weakness. The
idea is shocking to her. She imagines
she is the only one among her friends
who is afflicted.
If is reasonable to say there are very
few women who could not bo well if
they would always take "Wine of Cardui
when they need it. Miss Hattie Laura
Benning, of No. 920 Broad Street, St.
Joseph, Mich,, is a-young lady who
knows what Wine of Cardui will do,
because it cured her of those terrible
bearing-down pains which make life a
torture for so many thousand women.
And she says she never has known of
anyone failing to get benefit from Wine
WINE OF CARDUI
All good druggists keep it.
"For three winters I had a
Cherry Pectoral In a short
iy cough was entirely gone"
aging for the wagon bridge. The com
pany, he says, does not make any very
stgong objection to such an addition to
th railroad bridge, but does object strong
ly to any franchise for trolley cars being
added to the bill, which feature, it ap
pears. Is being urged in certain quarters.
No mention of the trolley-car feature was
made In the petition for a wagon bridge
which was signed by Vancouver citizens.
Grand Council of Royal Arcanum.
SEATTLE, March 25. The members of
the Royal Arcanum of the State of Wash
ington met today and organized a Grand
Council of that body. This means that
the order now has over 1000 members In
tho state, that many being necessary be
fore today's action became possible. Forty
state regents and jiast regents attended
tha meeting, and delegates from all parts
of Washington were in attendance. The
business at the morning session pertained
chiefly to the election of officers, and this
took up most of the forenoon. Following
are the officers chosen for the coming
H. B. Cchrane, Seattle, representative
to Supreme Council: C. A. Griggs. Port
Angeles, alternate: Reuben W. Jones. Se
attle, grand regent; W. E. Slater, Seattle,
grand vice-regent; A. H. Kenyon, Spo
kane, grand orator: Warren Upper, Se
attle, grand secretary; Mark F. Menden
hall. Spokane, past grand regent; R. W.
Jamleson, Tacoma, grand treasurer; G.
C, Miller. Port Angeles, grand chaplain;
John T. Rogers, grand guide; Mitchell
JIarrls, Olympla, grand warden: Morgan
Wheeler, Whatcom, grand sentry. Trus
tees One year. E. H. Hutchinson, Spo
kane; two years, Mllo A. Root, Olympla;
three years, C. W. Mathews, Seattle.
GhnrKed With Murder of Partner.
"SPOKANE. March 25.-Charged with the
murder of R. G. Barnum, their former
partner, Harry Banks and a halfbreed
named St. Clair are being taken back
to KaUspell, Mont., near whjch -place tho
crime is alleegcd to have occurred last
month. The three men "were partners In
hunting and tlemaklng. February 24, it
Is said. Banks and Barnum went hunting,
No woman who uses "Mother's Friend" need fear the suffering
and danger incident to birth; for it robs the ordeal of its horror
and insures safety to life of mother and child, and leaves her in
a condition more favorable to speedy recovery. The child is
also healthy, strong and
good natured. Our book
"Motherhood," is worth
its weight in gold to every
woman, and will be sent free in plain
envelope by addressing application to
Brad field Regulator Co. Atlanta, Go.
She writes the following
" I have taed your Viae of Cardui with
most pleasing results, and I have never
known of any one who used it who was not
helped by it, so lam satisfied that it must fee
a very superior remedy. I used to suffer
with frequent headaches and bearing down
pains, btit after taking three bottles of your
remedy the unpleasant symptoms disap
peared entirely, my appetite improved and
so did my general health. I am well satis
fied and give it unstinted praise."
In the face of the fact that 1,000,000
women have secured health by taking
Wine of Cardui are you willing to let
the offer of health go by? To do that
would not only be to doom yourself to
suffering but to make your children
and friends suffer with you. To take
the Wine of Cardui treatment does not
involve a risk there is no dangerous
operation to make your life hang on a
It Hanas O
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 tight, the
hold is too strong.
Better consult your
doctor and get a prescrip
He knows, you know.
it will be : " One bot
tle of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral."
very bad cough. I then tried Avert
time I ceased coughing nights, and soon
PEA.ii. Hydx, Guthrie Center. Iowa.
and Birnum never camo back. Remarks
made by St. Clair aroused suspicion, but
before evidence could be gathered the
men fled. Deputy Sheriff Bachmann came
to Spokane in search of St. Clair. He met
Banks In the depot here and arrested him.
Yesterday afternoon St. Clair was also
captured near Elk. about 20 miles north
of this city. Barnum's body has not yet
been found. He Is said to have carried
County Teacheri' Institute.
DLMA, Wash.. March 23. Tho teachers
institute of Chehalls County convened
here yesterday. State Superintendent
Bryan and a number of other prominent
educators are in attendance. A banquet
was tendered the visitors by the Elma
teachers last evening.
Boy Killed at LoKKins Camp.
ELMA. Wash., March 23. Earl McCol
lom, signal boy at Hartman's logging
camp, one mile south of here, met a ter
rible death this morning. The hook In a
log came out, striking the boy on the neck
and head. The body was brought to this
city for burial.
Theater Tickets In Great Demand.
ELLENSBURG, Wash.. March 23. The
sale of seats for the opening of tho new
Ellensburg Theater next Tuesday evening
resulted in $600 being paid In the first hour,
and about 5SC0 for the entire afternoon.
The seats cost $2 30. Rose Coghlan will
be the attraction.
General Randall at Walla Walla.
WALLA WALLA, Wash., March 25.
General George M. Randall, commanding
the Department of the Columbia, arrived
here today, accompanied by Captain W.
P. Richardson, Adjutant. They will in
spect Fort Walla Walla tomorrow.
Official Report on Smallpox.
OLYMPIA. Wash., March 25. The State
Board of Control has received a report
from the superintendent of the penlten-
tnrv n "Wfilln Wnlln "itriHntr hnt throp
I cases of smallpox exist there.
And many other painful and serious
ailments from which most mothers
suffer, can be avoided by the use of
MOlhirs Fliena. This great remedy
is a God-send to women, carrying
them through their most critical
ordeal with safety and no pain.
thread. There is no such alternative
as this to choose from suffering. There
i3 no pain. No publicity even. The
treatment simply involves a little
thought that of taking a spoonful of
Wine of Cardui three times a day in
the privacy of your own home. That
is all. And the result is perfect health.
Tho Wine does not stop at regulating
disordered menses. It soothes pain
and suffering. It cures falling of the
womb and restores the general health.
No woman can afford to neglect the
treatment. None would, did they
know what it will do what it has done
and is doing in thousands of cases to
day. What Wine of Cardui has done
for Miss Benning it will do for you. By
starting the flow in suppressed men
struation Wine of Cardui throws the
impurities from the blood. By check
ing flooding Wine of Cardui saves tha
very life blood which is ebbing away.
By establishing correct menstruation
tho functions of the body are put on a
normal and natural basis and health ia
the result. You cannot fail to secure
health if you try. Secure a SI. 00
bottle of Wino of Cardui from your
Thousands of women have been
cured by Wine of Cardui.
You can be cured.