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THE MORNING OBEGOSIAN, WEDNESDAY, -APBIL 22, 1902
TO GAIN BSG TRADE
Weiser Merchants Make Pro
posal to Portland.
TO REACH THUNDER MOUNTAIN
Ask Local Jobbers to Contribute
?12,000 to "$15,000 lor Road Prom
"Warren Into Great Mining
If Portland Jobbers want to control
the prospective Thunder Mountain
trade, they have a chance to do It by
investing from $12,000 to $15,000 in a
proposed road from "Warren. Idaho, to
the new mining territory- A proposi
tion to that effect was made jesterday
to the Chamber of Commerce by two
representatives of the business men of
Welder, Idaho. It will be considered
today by Portland merchants.
Portland Jobbers are asked to meet this
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at 246 Washing
ton street, to consider means for get
ting a share in the trade of Thunder
Mountain. R. E. Lockwood and C. S.
Fo&selraan, of Weiser, will endeavor to
Impress upon them the possibilities of
that trade. The visitors ask that Port
land assist in raising a sum of money
for opening a wagon road to Thunder
Mountain from Warren.
Mr. Lockwood and Mr. Fosselman yes
terday discussed the question with the
trustees of the Chamber of Commerce.
They said that the route via Weiser and
Warren Is the only practicable one for
travel at all seasons of the year, and
that If it were opened Immediately it
would draw nearly all the trade, with
Thunder Mountain. They Insisted that
the priority which would thereby come
to the Welser-Warren route would hold
the trade permanently. It is necessary to
get Into the district at once, they argued,
and the energy which shall open the first
Toute will onjoy the trade of the district.
The advantage of the Wclser-Warren
route is that It can be opened sooner
and at less cost than any other. Weiser
citizens are very eager to get pre-eminence
in the trade with Thunder Moun
tain. If Portland will aid in opening the
route they will throw their business to
the jobbers of this city. A number of
prominent merchants of Weiser have
signed the following agreement, which
was read at yesterday's meeting:
We, the undersigned merchants of Weiser,
Idaho, hereby agree, in consideration of sub
stantial aid rendered by you in the construc
tion of a wagon road to Thunder Mountain
from Warren, to give you the preference In all
of our purchases of merchandise for the next
Looked All Rlsht.
This soundedgood to the trustees, but
no definite plan was submitted for their
consideration. They felt that it was up
to the citizens of Weiser to make a tang
ible proposal, and say just what they
wanted Portland to do. Mr. Lockwood
estimated it would cost $25,000 to make a
road from Warren to Thunder Mountain,
a distance of CO miles. Mr. Fosselman
said it would cost about 550,000. On ac
count of the wide difference between the
two estimates, the trustees were some
what up in the air.
"We do not expect Pof tland to give all,
tut some," said the visitors.
"Tell us just what you want out of
Portland," said President Mears.
"Well, we think w.e should get between
512,000 and $15,000 from Portland," re
sponded Mr. Fosselman.
Everybody felt relieved that the matter
had been brought to a focus. Mr. Mears
did not see how the trustees could make
a satisfactory answer until the jobbers
of the city had been consulted, and the
other trustees sided In. Therefore, it was
decided that Mr. Mears should ask the
jobbers to meet the two visitors today.
Only Ronte for Portland.
Mr. Lockwood said the Welser-Warren
route Is the only one that can bring
Thunder Mountain trade to Portland.
Weiser Is 23 miles east of Huntington.
The railroad runs north of Weiser to
Council 60 miles. From there to Thun
der Mountain the distance Is 130 miles, 70
miles of which, to Warren, is already
threaded by a wagon road. From War
ren the distance is 60 miles by Winter
trail, but a wagon road would be shorter.
Boise, Halley and Salmon City are trying
to open up lines of trade of their own,
but neither can compete with the Weiser
The visitors said that no reports of
Thunder Mountain have exaggerated the
gold-bearing qualities of the district.
Furthermore, what is more remarkable,
nobody has gone into the district and
come out "knocking" it. The ores are
low.grade, but they are in such vast quan
tity that they make the grandest min
ing prospect in the world.
Bulk of Travel Via Warren.
Mr. Fosselman pointed out that Weiser
was in Portland's trade territory, be
cause freight rates between Portland and
Salt Lake are equalized at Boise. He said
that at least 90 per cent of the travel of
Thunder Mountain has been by Warren.
This route can be kept open all Winter,
and no other can. "There are only two
summits to cross," said Mr. Fosselman.
"People at the camps and in the district
along the route are willing to do their
share toward building a road, but need
outside assistance. Labor is now much
cheaper than it will be when the snow
melts; therefore, action should be im
mediate." He thought the state would
keep the load in repair.
"Could it be made a toll road?" was
Mr. Fosselman thought it would be
poor business policy to do so. "It should
be free," he said decisively. Several of
the trustees thought It might be poorer
business than policy to make the road
free. But it finally occurred to every
body that there was no road yet and
"poor business" and "poor policy" were
reserved for a better time.
Then somebody asked what guarantee
Portland would have that Its money would
be rightly used. Mr. Fosselman respond
ed that the money could be held in trust
or that the Board of Trade of Weiser
would take the responsibility. Several of
the trustees scratched their heads, at this,
but said nothing.
At last it was agreed to refer the sub
ject to the jobbers themselves, as- the
proper persons to deal with it.
COMPLAINT FROM A SHIP CAPTAIN.
Bar Pilot Not on Hand When He
Should Have Been.
Another complaint about the pilotage
service at the mouth of the Columbia.
This time It Is from Captain John Ram
say Gordon, master of the steamship
Strathgyle, now In port. A letter from
him was read at yesterday's meeting of
the Chamber of Commerce. It is as fol
lows: I beg to brine to your notice the particulars
of a case of detention to my steamer off the
bar, owing to a pilot not being supplied on ar
rival. This caused loss to my charterers and
unnecessary risk to my ship.
April 15 I arrived from the Orient and ap
proached the river from the northwest with
fine, clear weather and smooth sea. At 5.20
P M. I was close to the fairway buoy, but
no pilot vessel was in sight. At 5:40 a fog
bank passed over, but the weather was clear
urain at, 6.10 P. IS.., and if the pilot bad been
at the sttlon, the ship could have easily en
tered the river and reached Astoria.
The ship cruised close to the fairway buoy
all right. The wind freshened from the couth
with drizzling: rain occasionally, but the lights
could be seen all right. Notwithstanding this,
no pilot vessel was sighted until about 7 A.M.'
on the 16th. The pilot boarded at about 7:30
A. M , the ship crossed the bar at once and
arrived at Astoria at least 14 hours later than
she should have done. My arrival was ex
pected, and it was reasonable to suppose a
good lookout would be kept for my ship.
COL. CROWDER'S REPORT.
President Docs Not Think It "War
WASHINGTON,April 22. The report
of Colonel Crowder, who Investigated the
shipment of horses and mules to South
Africa from Port Chalmette was laid
before the Cabinet today by the Presi
dent While report is incomplete, it
developed that the "conclusion was
reached by the President, from what he
had seen of itt there was not sufficient
evidence to .show past or present vlolo
tlon of neutrality, and consequently there
is no warrant for intervention. Colonel
-Crowder will make some additions to his
report, and will go over the matter very
thoroughly with the President and the
Attorney-GeneraL In addition to Colonel j
Crowder's report, the Cabinet disposed of
a number of departmental matters
There was a conference at the White i
House tonight for the consideration of
Colonel Crowder's report. Attorney-General
Knox, Colonel Sanger, Assistant Sec
retary of War; Adjutant-General Corbln
and Colonel Crowder attended it No
announcement of the result of the con
ference was made.
Governor Murphy Will Resign.
PROENIX. Arts., April 22. Governor
Murphy announces in his paper this morn
ing that ho will resign. Alexander O.
Brodle. Lieutenant-Colonel of Roosevelt's
Rough Riders, wm succeed him, having
already been named by President Roose
velt, to take place upon the expiration of
Murphy's term. The decision, which is
expected today, In the case of Governor I
.nurpny s Auauor, wno nas occn on m
on a charge of misappropriating funds, Is
believed to have Influenced the Governor's
Apppolntcd Judge of Cairo Conrt.
SALT LAKE CITY. April 22. A special
to the Telegram from Washington cays
that William G. Van Home was today
appointed Judge of the Court of First In
stance, at Cairo. Egypt. The position is
a life one. The courtjE an' International
body, maintained by the variou maritime I
governments, and passes upon questions
arising out of the Suez Canal traffic and
kindred matters. Judge Via Borne Is an
attorney of Salt Lake.
Barnes Hns Pruden's Place.
WASHINGTON. April 22. The Presi
dent today appointed Benjamin F. Barnes,
of New Jersey, Assistant Secretary, to
succeed O. L. Pruden, deceased. 2&r
Barnes was born abroad, of American
parents. In 1SCS. He Is a graduate of the
law department of Georgetown Univer
sity and has been In the Government ser
vice for over 12 years.
REEVES IS PARDONED.
General Wood Liberates Him Be
cause He Testified for the State.
HAVANA,' April 22. Governor-General
Wood Issued an order today pardoning
W. R. Reeves, who was recently sen
tenced to 10 years' Imprisonment and to
pay a fine of $35,016 for complicity In the
Cuban postal frauds. Reeves was liber
ated at once.
General Wood says he pardoned Reeves
because he was a witness for the state.
The order pardoning him did not come as
a surprise, for It has been generally un
derstood ever since Estes G. Rathbone
was first accused of connection with the
postal frauds that Reeves had been prom
ised immunity by the military govern
ment. This had been denied, as well as
the fact that the Government had been
using Reeves as a witness for the state.
The matter was referred to by counsel for
Rathbone In summing up their clients'
case. Rathbone's lawyers declared that
this promise of Immunity had influenced
Reeves to make statements against Rath,
PALMA AT HOLGUIK.
Demonstration Exceeded the Wel
come at Glbara.
NEW YORK, April 22.7-When President
elect Palma arrived at Holguln, Cuba,
the demonstration In his honor exceeded
even the welcome at Glbara. says a dis
patch from Holguln to the Tribune. Be
fore leaving the latter place the President
elect received a dispatch 'from Governor
General Wood extending o him his best
wishes. Other dispatches .to the number
of 300 were received from all parts of the
All along the route to Holguln General
Palma was the recipient of one great ova
tion. Every farmer displayed a flag, and
every village had Its quota of citizens at
the station to greet their first President.
His private car stopped at Cantlmplora,
where General Palma spoke a few words
and received a present of a huge floral
piece. Just at the entrance of Holguln
was lined up a troop of mounted Cuban
veterans who fired the national salute
from three or four guns. At the station
there was an excited crowd of 6000 men,
women and children, each anxious to be
the first to shake the General's hand.
Mayor Rondan and Captain Watson, mili
tary commander, extended the official wel-
pnmp in thr. Htv.
.It was at Holguln, the birthplace ol"
General Callxto Garcia, that General Pal
ma, 25 years ago, was confined in prison
by the Spaniards.
STEEL TRUST'S PLANS.
Will Not Change Its Charter From
Financial to Operating: Company.
NEW YORK, ApriTa. It has been -definitely
decided by the United States Steel
Corporation to Issue a circular giving
details of the proposed bond issue next
Saturday or Monday. Copies of the cir
culars have been mailed to foreign share
holders and final announcement will be
made simultaneously here and abroad. In
addition to the decision to retire $200,000,
000 ofs7 per cent preferred stock and Issue
$250,000,000 of 5 per cent bonds, the circu
lar will. It is expected, outline numerous
Improvements contemplated by the oper
ating officials. It is understood that fully
$20,000,000 to $30,000,000 of the new capital
will be devoted to modernizing the plants
of the constituent companies. The extra
$50,000,000 deducted from the bond Issue,
the steel corporation, will have mdre than
$100,000,000 working capital.
It was said today that there was no
foundation for the report that the United
States Steel Corporation proposes to
change its charter from a financial or
holding company to an operating and
manufacturing concern. According to a
high official of the corporation, this has
never been contemplated.
Listing: Shares on Paris 'Bourse.
PARIS, April 22. The question of listing
the stock of the United States Steel Cor
poration and other American securities on
the Paris Bourse has been broached by J.
Plerpont Morgan, but there Is little pros
pect that the idea will be carried out. The
matter It Is expected will be settled to
morrow. Twins Burned to Death.
DES MOINES, la.. April 21 The 3-year-old
twin children of M. Shields, residing
at Bear Grove, Dallas County, were found
in the debris resulting from a fire that
consumed a barn last evening. The fire
originated in a pile of rubbish and com
municated to the barn. Unknown to the
parents, the children were playing inside
PAID DEBTS OF HIS BANK
CREDITABLE RECORD OF
LATE JOHN MYERS.
Sacrificed His Ovra Prirate Fortune
to Pay Creditors of Commercial
Jt Savings Banlc.
"Honest" John Myers, who was presi
dent and manager of the Commercial &
Sayings Bank, which failed in the latter
part of 1896, has practically kept his
promise to pay depositors and creditors
of the defunct East Side bank. However,
Mr. Myers did .not live to carry out his
plans to pay, but these have been carried
out b-- others, and the record is highly
creditable to 'the memory of the pioneer.
The bank at one time had quarters In the
building on the northeast corner of East
Morrison street and Union avenue, and
also in the Brown, corner of Grand and
At the time of the failure of the bank
a meeting of the depositors and creditors j
wa8 hel( October 16, 1896. In the bank
building, when Mr. Myers offered to be-.
come personally responsible to depositors
and creditors. A committee composed of J Monday morning in many places through
Ben West, S F. White and J. S. Foss was out the state,
appointed to examine the assets. They " The maximum or day temperatures dur-
The accompanying illustration shows the perspective Tiew of the north side of the Sunnyslde school building-, as remodeled
by Architect J. T. Jones. The addition to the present eight-room structure will be oa ths west side, and will contain six
rooms, two of which will be taken up as an assembly hall. For class recitation purpose there will be four more rooms besides
the assembly hall. All the recent achoolhouses are provided with assembly halls, and they have come to be. regarded as es
sential as the recitation rooms. This addition to the Sunnyaide building Jias been needed for two years. An arly start will
be made on It, so it can be ready for the opening of the next school year.
found the assets in bad condition, and
they could see that If a receiver should be
appointed not over 25 per cent could be
realized, and probably very little of this
would reach the depositors. Mr. Myers
offer was accepted, and an agreement was
drawn up and signed by Mr. Myers and
the majority of the depositors., to the ef
fect that be should be permitted to close
up the affairs of the bank.
Under this agreement Mr. Myers under
took the settlement of the affairs of the
Institution, throwing his own fortune Into
the breach to do so. His own resources
were turned Into the assets of the bank,
and he has kept his promise. Figures
yesterday showed that all but $8000 of the
debts of the bank have been settled. Tae
liabilities aggregated $32,000, and of this
Bum 526,000 has been paid. The depositors
have been generally paid 00 per cent, and
in some Instances more than this. There
Is still about $6000 due to general Indebted
ness, and It is estimated that In Clackamas
County and elsewhere there Is still land
enough to wipe this balance out.
Mr. Foss said yesterday that Mr. Myers
carried out his agreement to the letter,
and In order to do this he had to sacrifice
his own fortune. In a great many cases,
said Mr. Foss, he gave land out of his es
tate to settle with depositors, so that at
his death there was scarcely anything
left to his family but his untarnished
WOOLEX MILL OPENING MAY 2.
It Will Be Under the Auspices of the
It -was decided yesterday that the format
opening of the Portland Woolen Mills to
the inspection of the public, and the ap
propriate celebration of that event, will
take place Friday,. May 2. Owing to un
avoidable circumstances, tho time of
opening has been changed several times,
but there will be no further changes.
The Sellwood Board of Trade will have
charge of the programme, which will be
given In Firemen's Hall that evening. W.
W. Plimpton, J. W. Campbell, L. H. An
drews, R. Leaman and E. B. Madden are
the committee on arrangements. D. M.
Donaugh, president, is ex-offlclo member.
This committee has received acceptances
for short addresses from the following;
Mayor H. S. Rowe, Governor T. T. Geer,
W. P. OldsT president of the Portland
Woolen Mills: H. W. Scott, J. M. Long.
Judge William Cake. W. D. Fenton. Major
T. C. Bell, Frank B. Gibson. BUDjects
pertaining to the future of Portland and
Oregon In the manufacturing line have
been assigned, and the speakers will be
notified At once what they are. A his
torical address will be given showing the
work it took to establish and locate the
woolen mill. There will be musical num
bers Interspersed. Charles K. Burnslde
has prepared a song for the occasion.
Following the conclusion of the pro
gramme there will be a banquet served In
thf lower room of the hall. It will be
provided by a woman's auxiliary to the
Sellwood Board of Trade.
During the day the woolen mill will be
In operation, and open to the Inspection
of the public. The officials of the com
pany and superintendent will receive the
peoplo and give whatever Information they
may desire. A great many have expressed
a desire to visit the plant and see It in
operation, and this will be their opportu
nity to do so. The mill may be reached
easily by the Oregon uity ana oeuwoou
cars, which make trips to Sellwood every
20 minutes. The plant has been in opera
tion for several weeks, and may now be
considered numbered among Portland's
most Important Industries. The fabric
turned out is pronounced first class, and
the plant Is said to be the equal of any on
the Coast. W. P. Olds, president of the
company, which Is composed of many pt
Portland's public-spirited citizens, in his
address at the celebration will speak on
"The Future of the Portland Woolen Mills
and What It Means for Portland."
Bears Are Numerous.
J. O'Dell brought In a flne fat bear,
weighing 300 pounds, from Salmon River,
on the Mount Hood road. The animal was
caught In a trap. R. W. Parker, who Is
here from his ranch at Mclntyre s place,
says that bears have not for years been
so numerous In that neighborhood. They
make off with young calves and sheep al
most every nlghL Everybody is trying
to kill and trap them.
Reception of Rev. and Mrs. Pratt.
A public reception will be given Rev, and
4 Mrs. H. W, Pratt at the Forbes Presby-
terlan Church this evening. Sacramento
street and Vancouver avenue, Alblna, Mr. f-
Pratt Is thfr newly appointed pastor ot
that church. A programme of short ad
dresses and music will be rendered.
East Side Notes.
Ernest Howard Cone, the 16-year-old son
of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Cone, died at the
home of his parents at Portsmouth Mon
day. He had been ill with pneumonia for
Rev. Robert McLean, pastor of th,e Third
Presbyterian Church, has nearly lost his
voice from a severe attack of bronchitis.
He had been unable to preach for some
time, but hopes in a couple of weeks to
be In good voice again.
GOOD RAINS OVER STATE.
Spring; Seeding of Oats Retarded
Fine Frait Outlook.
PORTLAND, April 22. Good rains have
fallen during the past week In all por
tions of the state. Rather more rain than
is needed has occurred In the western
section, but In the eastern sectton.lt was
welcomed. Notwithstanding the rains
there has been 'considerable sunshine, and
un to the last two dai's of the week the
weather was mild and very favorable for
i advancing the growth of all vegetation.
1 On Saturday it turned cooler, and frost
was reported both Sunday morning and
VIEW QF SUNNYSIDE SCHOOL
BE REMODELED BY ADDI TIOX OF
lng the week in Western Oregon ranged
between 58 and 74deg., and the minimum
temperatures between 36 and 52 deg. In
Eastern Oregon the maximum tempera
tures ranged between 46 and 72 deg., and
the minimum temperatures between 32
and 4S deg. No damage has been done by
tho Jrosts, notwithstanding that the fruit
treesare generally thick with bloom.
The wet weather has retarded Spring
seeding of oats and wheat in the Willam
ette Valley, and to a lesser extent In
Southern Oregon, but this work la now
fairly well advanced, and with the advent
of a few warm dry days It will be quick
ly -finished. In Eastern Oregon seeding Is
practically finished, and the farmers are
busily engaged in plowing. The rains
have done great good In the sections of
Umatilla County where the wheat was
Winter-killed, and the reseeded areas are
now looking much better than they did
a couple of weeks ago. Fall wheat has
stooled well, and Is in a healthy and
thrifty condition, in all sections of the
state, except that its color Is bad la some
poorly drained localities In the Willamette
Valley. In Eastern Oregon the bulk of
tho "wheat crop this year Is Fall sown,
excluding the Grand Ronde Valley and
about half of Umatilla County, which Is
Spring seeded on Summer-fallowed land.
Grass has made a splendid growth dur
ing the week, and consequently stock has
improved very much, and the flow of
milk In the dairy- sections has propor
tionately Increased. "Clover, alfalfa and
timothy, although somewhat backward,
are looking fine. The lambing season has
begun In Eastern Oregon, and the outlook
is favorable for a good Increase In the
.1 nt the flocks. Won vines have started
. -.inin.r of hP vines will
well, and the training of the vines will
begin this week.
Fruit trees all over the state are now
In bloom, and the fruit outlook is most
encouraging. Hood River strawberry vines
are looking well,Tand the prospect Is fa
vorable for a large crop of berries.
EDWARD A. BEALS,
It Will Have a Capital of One Hun
dred and Seventy Millions.
NEW YORK. April 22. The Trans-Atlantic
Steamship Company, formed by J.
P. Morgan, will have a capital of $170,000,
000. of which $60,000,000 will be 6 per cent
cumulative preferred stock, $60,000,000 com
mon stock, and $50,000,000 4& per- cent de
bentures. The underwriting syndicate has
subscribed $50,000,000. 40 per cent of which
was placed abroad, and the remainder
here. As yet. the company has barely
gone beyond the organization stage. The
corporate time Is still undetermined.
As announced last week, the commna
tion will have American charter, but those
in authority decline to make known the
state In which the company will be in-
corporated. It Is stated that "a working
arrangement" has been made with the
German lines North German Lloyd and
Hamburg-American as a result of which
the relations between the new combina
tion and the German companies promise
to be altogether harmonious.
Opposition to Morgan's Company.
LONDON., April 22. The Westminster
Gazette this afternoon says It hears there
Is a suggestion of the formation of a new
shipping combination with the Cunard
line as a nucleus to fight the Morgan
combination. Thus, far. however, the pa
per adds, the matter hardly appears to
have got beyond the realm of talk.
The Guatemalan Earthquake.
GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala, Mon
day, Aprfl 2L The details which are being
received here ot the result of the earth
quake shocks which were general through
out Guatemala Frldayr Saturday and Sun
day, show that Solpla, Nahuala, Amatit
lan, Santa Lucia and San Juan were bad
ly damaged, and that Queseltenango was
partly obliterated, and fire added to the
horrors at the last-named place Two
hundred persons were killed, mostly
women, and many people were Injured. At
the capital three churches were slightly
damaged. The government Is relieving the
Perraalt Investigation Begrun.
BOISE, Idaho, April 22. Civil Service
Commissioner Kemp today began his In
vestigation of the charges against Surveyor-General
PerraulU The Investigation
Is entirely secret The Surveyor-General
has sect the inspector a letter protesting
against the form of inquiry In such a case.
FINE LOT OF HEREFORDS
CALVES THAT "WEIGH HALF 'A TON
' - EACH.4'-
The Trainload Brought Out' by '-tEe.
O. R. A If. for Sale' to Eastern.
Oregon Stockmen. '
Dr. E. N. Hutchinson, In charge of the
Portland station of the Bureau of Animal
Industry, returned yesterday from La
Grande, where he saw the tralnload of
Hereford bulls that were brought out from
the East through tho Instrumentality of
the O. R. & N. Co. to sell to the stock
men ot Eastern. Oregon. He was quite en
thusiastic over the fine showing made
and the opportunity presented' for help
ing the cattle industry of the state:
This sale of Herefords Is the first ever
arranged for Oregon. Leading members
of the American Hereford Cattle Breed
ers' Association combined to send out this
tralnload of 200 pure-bred animals, at the
solicitation of Industrial Agent JUdsoh.
Each animal is sold separately to the
highest bidder, without reserve, if more
than one bid is made. At Baker City, Sat
urday, 22 were sold. Monday and yester
day were the sale dates at La Grande;
today and Thursday at Pendleton, and
Friday and Saturday at Heppner.
In this shipment Gudgell & Simpson
have a consignment representing the blood
of the celebrated Beau Brummel, Anxiety
and Lamplighter. 8cott & March have
animals descended from such sires as
Star Grove, Hesiod. Lord Wilton and the
celebrated Corrector strain. In the con
signment of J. M. Proctor & Son is shown
the blood of Anxiety. Corrector, Superior
and Prosperity. J. M. Curtice has beau
tiful hulls carrying the blood of King,
Cherry Boy, Anxiety Monarch, and Actor.
The Lowell, Barroll & De Witt Livestock
Company sends descendants of Tom Beau
Monde, Soudan, Lulham, Orlando. Pri
mate and Headlight.' The strains of Wes
ton Stamp, Premier and Grove Britain are
represented In the consignment of L. B.
Chappell, and O. Harris sends representa
tives of the blood of Young Shadeland,
Sir Comewell, Premrer, Benjamin Wilton
and Wilton Anxiety. Among the progen
itors of R. G. Ranney's duIIs were Cor
poral and Mack, carrying the blood of
Wilton Grove. C. A. tannard consigned
animals descended from Randolph, Mili
tant, Hesiod XVII, Nlmrod. Premier,
Mark Hanna. and others equally royal.
The Hereford Is deemed the breed that
Is Just BUlted to the purposes of the range.
Eleven carloads of cattle from the Grand
Ronde Valley arrived In Portland Mon
day, and the owner said the animals
would be worth three-fourths of a cent
more a pound If this Hereford sale had
taken place In Oregon three years ago
that the standard would have been so
greatly Improved that the prices for all
Oregon cattle would now be better than
they are. These Hereford bulls. ranging
In age from 10 to It months, weigh more
than 1000 pounds each. A 14-months-old
bull that was sold Saturday weighed 1335
pounds, and brought only $155. At La
Grande, Sunday, were about 300 cattlemen
examining the "bulls and wondering how
cheap particular animals could be ob
tained. "We should not go Into this matter with
the spirit that the bulls must be cheap,"
said Dr. Hutchinson. "Oregon can pay
for good things as well as any other state,
and It needs them more than any other
cattleralslng state, which a visit 4o our
stockyards will pro'e any day.
"If Oregon cattlemen will not bid for
these bulls I am assured that they wll
be taken back East or to Texas, whera
they are always In demand, because Tex
as breeds nothing but market toppers. I
heartily hope that every animal In this
consignment will stay In Oregon. There
is not an animal In the lot but will Im
part to his descendants marketable feat
ures worth $10 over the unimproved Ore
This method of getting the animals Into
the state saves much money to the stock
men who will buy. To go East and pay
fancy prices, and then ship out by ex-
pres3 In single animal lots, Is a rather ex
pensive proceeding. To bring a tralnload
out by freight and sell tho animals at
auction to the highest bidder was deemed
the best way to get improved blood on the
ranges, and it Is expected that this enter
prise will greatly benefit the cattle busi
ness of Eastern Oregon.
Conditions of Airship Raoe.
ST. LOUIS. April 22. General conditions
to be observed In the airship race for the
capital pt;ize of $100,000 offered by the
world's fair management have been agreed
upon by the committee of aerostatic ex
perts. The entire field, Including time of
the runs, shape of the course, qualifica
tions of contestants, conditions of entry,
facilities for construction, repair and ex
periments; allowance for size of machines
and weight of engines, bearing of weath
er conditions, was gone over and tenta
tive rules decided upon. These rules will
have to be submitted to the subcommit
tee of the executive committee, and to the
executive committee Itself before they can
be made public In their entirety.
It has been decided that the subcom
mittee will submit drafts of the rules to
engineers, students, aeronauts and aero
nautical societies in America and Europe
and obtain their views on the subject,
changing the rules if that course seems
r best. It was decided definitely that the
$200,000 appropriation for the contest by
the board of directors of the exposition
should be divided as follows:
One hundred thousand dollars for a grand
capital prize; $50,000 to be divided into a
number of subsidiary prizes, $50,000 devot
ed to the conduct of the competition and
the payment of Its expenses.
Cruelty to Animals.
DENVER, April 22. Frank Cheatly,
John S. Barbaro. David Mosconi and
Charles McParlln. promoters of the rab-blt-courslng
meet held at Union Park, in
this city, on MJarch 22, were today found
guilty of. cruelty to animals by a jury lro
'the Criminal Court. A motion for a new'
trial was'entered and sentence was de- t
4 erred. The complaint on. which the pros
ecution wa3 based was made by the Hu
THE DEATH ROLL.
NEW YORK. April 22. Bowles Colgate,
of'thlscity, who was until 18 months ago
senior member of the manufacturing firm
of Colgate & Co., is dead.
Mr. Colgate was born 56 years ago, and
was the son of Charles Colgate. Upon
leaving school, instead of taking a college
course, he entered the firm. Upon the
death of his father several years ago
he became senior member of the com
pany. He was the representative of the
third generation from the founder of the
For the last seven years Mr. Colgate's
health has been falling and in that period
he had made several journeys to Europe
for special treatment. His health con
tinued to decline, however, and finally he
wa3 compelled to retire. He spent most
of the time since at Lakewood, N. J.
where he died.
General Egbert Viele.
NEW YORK. April 22. General Eg
bert Vlele died suddenly at his home in
this city today, agod 76 years. General
Vlele was graduated from West Point
in 1S47, served in the Mexican War and
resigned from the Army in 1850. From
1854 to 1856 he was State Engineer of
New Jersey. He was Chief Engineer of
Central Park, N. Y.. In 1S56. General
Viele served in the Civil War and was
made a Brigadier-General' of volunteers
-in 1861. He was a member of Congress
from 1SS5 to 1SS7.
Augustus Ogden Halsey,
NEW YORK. April 22. Augustus Ogden
Ha'.sey. of Newark, N. J, a grandson of
CaptaXi Luther Halsey, aid-de-camp on
the staff of General Washington, Is dead
Boss Plumbers Worked.
NEW YORK. April 22. Because the
journeymen who have been locked out
at NewaTk, N. J., refused to go back on
the terms nronoscd by their employers,
about 50 boss plumbers took off their coats
and turned In as journoymen and helpers
In a new apartment-house. The contract
or who was dolnff the plumbing In the
house had agreed to have It done by May
1. and his fellow master plumbers took
hold of the work In order that he might
not be compelled to default on the job.
Several policemen were on hand, as
trouble was feared, but the strikers made
Steamer Meteor Libeled.
SEATTLE, April 22: The steamer Me
teor was libeled for $15,550 by the Pacific
Coast Company today in the United States
District Court. The Pacific Coast Com
pany alleges that the Meteor collided with
Its steamship City of Puebla while" the
latter was moored -to the Northern Pacific
dock at Tacoma. It alleges the collision
was the result of negligence on the part
of those in charge of the Meteor.
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Ed Bussey, Omaha
Mlso F Bradford, city
J A Benson, S F
Jim Elder, S F
Mrs Bodle, Vancouver
A J AlbrlnK. Spokane
C Martlff, Tacoma
Miss Helen Wentworth,
Mrs E M McFarland,
O F Wentworth. Tac
DeRoy Austin. Omaha
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G R Jones. St Louis
Axel Nygard, Cognac.
Walter K Louis, Day
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F E Dunn. Eugene
Mrs C M Patterson,
J L Caswell. Chicago
Miss McLellan. Spok J M Kurtz, Chicago
Gen W P Carlln, UHA
Columbia River Scenery. Regulator
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return daily, except Sunday, from Oak-st.
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WARE'S RHYMED REPORT
APPRECIATED TOO MUCH- BTC KAS-J3AS-COURT,
Publication of It Cost.HIni His -Job
Xbe Metrical Brief-of Pro
fessor Thornton. N
Eugene F Ware, tfio new Pension Com
missioner, whose ballads, made him fam
ous before his knowledge of the law found
him out, was once the cause of the dis
missal of W. C. Webb as official reporter
of the Supreme Court of Kansas. The
case of the State of Kansas vs. George
Lewis appealed strongly to the sense of
humor of Mr. Ware, who was then prac
ticing law at Fort Scott, and he celebrat
ed it in verse, which so amused Webb
that It was appended to the report of tho
case. That was Webb's last report, for
the court was not Inclined to see the joke
and had no soul for poetry.
The reporter',note and -the poem which
follow can be" found In Volume 19, Kansas
Reports, page 266:
The peculiar features of the foregoing- case
of the State vs. Lewis seem to Justify the in
serting here: "Poetical report thereof, written
by Eugene F. Ware, Esq., attorney-at-law, of
Fort Scott, and which he published In the Fort
Scott Dally Monitor, of March 10. 1ST8. Mr.
War'es report Is as follows:
The defendant, while at large.
Was arrested on a charge
Of burglarious Intent,
And direct to Jail he went,
But ho somehow- felt misused.
And through prison walls he oozed.
And, In some unheard-of shape,
He effected his escape.
Mark you now, again the lanr
On defendant placed Its paw.
Like the hand of Iron mall.
And re-socked him Into Jail
Which said Jail, while so corraled.
He by sockage-tenuro held.
Then the court met. and they tried"
LEWIS up and down each side,
On the good old-fashioned plan.
But the Jury cleared the man.
LEWIS, tried for this last act.
Makes a special pica of fact:
"Wrongly did they me arrest.
As my trial did attest.
And while rightfully at large.
Taken on a wrongful charge,
I took back from them what the
From me wrongly took away." ""
When this special plea was heard,"
Thereupon the state demurred.
The defendant then was pained "
When the court was .heard to say,.
In a cold. Impassive way: ,
"The demurrer is sustained."
Back to Jail did Lewis go.
But as liberty was dear.
He appeals, and now Is hero, '
To reverse the Judge below.
The opinion which contains t
All the statements that remain.
ARGUMENT AND BRIEF OF APPELLANT
As a matter, sir, ot fact.
Who was injured by our act.
And property or man.
Point it out. sir. if you can.
Can you seize us. when at large.
On a baseless, trumped-up charga.
And If we escape! then say.
It Is crime to get awa
When we rightfully regain
What was wrongfully obtained?
Please the court, sir, what Is crime?
What Is right, and what Is wrong?
Is our frf edom but a song.
Or the subject of a rhyme?
ARGUMENT AND BRIEF OF ATTORNEY
FOR THE STATE.
When the state, that Is to say,
Wo take liberty away.
When the padlock, when the hasp,
Leaves one helpless In our grasp.
It's unlawful, then, that he
Even dreams of liberty.
Wicked dreams that may In time
Grow and ripen Into crime
Crime of dark and damning shape.
Thenfcf he perchance escape,
Evermore remorse will roll
O'er his shattered, sln-slck soul.
Please the court, sir, how can we
Manage people who get free?
REPLY OF THE APPELLANT.
Please the court, sir. If It's sin.
Where does turpitude begin?
OPINION OF THE COURT.
We don't make law; we are bounl
To Interpret It as found.
The defendant broke away;
When arrested he should stay.
This appeal can be maintained
For the record does not show
Error In the court below.
And we nothing can Infer.
Let the judgment be sustained.
AH the Justices concur.
NOTE BY REPORTER.
Of the Sheriff rise and sing.
Glory to our earthly King.
Oregon has also an attorney with a lyr
ical bent, and In the report of the case of
Thornton vs. Krlmbel, In 2Sth Oregon
Reports, page 271, will be found a brief
prepared by Richard Thornton, of the
Law Department of the University of
Oregon, which concludes as follows:
Jacob Krlmbel, Joseph Burke,
Why should you your contract shirk?
Jacob Krlmbel, Joseph Burke,
Try to do some honest work.
Children burnt will fear the Are.
Ward, vedellclt and Meyer.
In spite of his powers as a poet, Mr.
Thornton lost his case.
Canadian Vessels Shut Out.
VICTORIA, B. C April 22. United
States Consul Smith has been Informed
by the Assistant Secretary of the Treas
ury that Canadian vessels will not be al
lowed to trade between Dan son and the
Koyukuk River district, there being no
ports or sub-ports on that river, and fur
ther, that the department does not con
template establishing such ports there this
Six Burned to Death.
HULL, Quebec, April 22. The house and
stable of Thomas Hill caught fire today,
presumably from a stroke of lightning,
and Hill, his wife and three children and
a man named John Watson were burned
By far the most frequent cause ot
nervous disorders of the male is
The Prostate Gland (so-called neck of
bladder) Is a structure very rich In
nerves. When the terminations ot these
nerves are kept in a constant state of
excitement by chronic inflammatory
processes. It appears very clear that by
transmission of this Irritation to other
nerves the patient may be subject to
nervous phenomena ot the most varied
character. Prematureness, Loss of Vi
tality, etc, are not weaknesses, but
symptoms of this inflammation. We
have prepared a colored chart, which
we will send free on application, by
which any one Interested can readily
understand why. If he has been treat
ed for a weakness, he has not been
cured. We particularly solicit this class
ot cases, and can promise a speedy
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