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THE MORNING OREGOSIAN, 'MONDAY, MAY 12, 3,902.
IS IT A LOCKOUT?
Anthracite Companies Will
Not Try to Operate.
MEN TOLD NOT TO REPORT
Botk'Sides Evidently Preparing lor
Imdb Tte-TJp Result of Haxeltoa
Convention ATraitcd "With.
SCRANTON. Pa., May 1L There will be
no coal mined in the Scranton end of the
anthracite region tomorrow. Even though
the strike order was not certain of being
religiously obeyed, there -would be no min
ing, as the companies have "agreed that
no attempt would be made to operate.
The companies will not admit that the
agreement to refrain from an attempt at
operating Is eventually to resolve itself
into a lockout, should events at Hazleton
make such a thing possible.
The strike has already made itself seri
ously felt in other lines of work. The rall-iQ-oads
have laid off four-fifths of their
coal trail crews, in all about 800 men, and
the Erie shops at Dunsmore, where mine
cars are repaired, will shut down indefi
nitely tomorrow, throwing 300 men out of
Meetings of all the local unions will be
iheld to elect delegates to the Hazleton
convention. The sentiment among the
more thoughtful and intelligent miners Is
opposed to a continuance of the strike.
These men will use as one of their chief
arguments the significant fact that the
company's mine officials are not soliciting
their men to vote against the strike, while
at the came relative time during the last
strike the same officers were working day
and night to discourage the men from
It is said that Morgan fleets will be used
to Import coal and prevent a famine, but
this does not cause President Mitchell
any evident concern. He dismisses It with
the remark that the United States Is now
exporting coal to all parts of the world.
Men Told Wot to Report for "Work.
HAZLETON", Pa., May 1L Anticipating
the action of their employes, two of the
Individual coal companies In this region,
Cox Bros. & Co., operating the Beaver
colliery, and Calvin P. Ardee. Sons &
Co., owners of the Latimer mines, have
notified their employes that they need not
report for work until ordered to do so.
These companies. It Is believed, expect
a long struggle. The Lehigh Valley Coal
Company announced today that it will
give employment to all men who report
for work tomorrow.
Meetings of the United Mlneworkers
local unions were held in roost of the min
ing villages In the Hazleton district to
day, and delegates were elected to the
coming convention. It is Impossible to
ascertain the attitude of the local unions
on the question, as the meetings were
It was "reported today that an effort will
be made to start up the Cranberry
breaker, operated by A Pardee & Co.,
with nonunion stripping, so that alL the
coal that was not sent to the surface on
Saturday may be prepared for market.
The stripping men today, however, say
that they will under no condition take the
places of strikers at the mines.
Samuel Nedroy, a representative of the
'American Federation of .Labor, said today
that the federation would render all pos
sible aid to the miners.
Looks Like Lockout.
WILKESBABRE. May 1L The clerics
employed at the various offices In this
city were hastily summoned from their
homes this morning and put to work on
the pay-rolls. It Is reported that all the
employes of the mines In this region will
be paid In full" not later than Thursday,
and that when they receive their envelopes
they will be told that they are no longer
in the employ of the company. Tho
miners, however, do not apprehend a
lockout. The district superintendents of
the coal companies refuse to talk about
the matter. The sentiment, as It exists
at present In the Wyoming Valley, Is de
cidedly in favor of continuing the strike.
To Force Meat Prices Down.
NEW YORK, May 11. Fifteen hundred
retail kosher butchers of the East Side
jnet today to consider the advance in
prices of meat by the wholesale kosher
merchants. In an attempt to force down
the price, today's meeting decided that
the retail shops should be closed all day
tomorrow and Tuesday, and that no meats
should be bought from the wholesalers
on those days. The question of a contin
uance of the refusal to buy meat will be
discussed at a meeting to be held Tuesday.
Notified Not to Hire.
SHAMOKIN, Pa., May 1L The local of
ficials of the mines in the Shamokin dis
trict, owned by the Philadelphia & Read
ing Coal & Iron Company, the Union
Coal Company, and the Mineral Railway
& Mining Company, were notified by their
respective companies last night not to hire
men to cut coal during the suspension of
the United Mlneworkers of America.
Express Wngron Men Form a Union.
CHICAGO, May 1L Despite the pro
tests, of their employers, 700 of the 1000
wagon men employed by the four big ex
press companies tonight formally organ
ized a labor union. The organizers say
that all of the local wagon men of the
American, United States, Adams and
Wells-Fargo Companies will Join.
Again Ordered Out.
CHICAGO. May 11. The 800 employes
of the Morgan & Wright Company who
returned to work last Monday were or
dered out again today by the International
Rubber-Workers' Union, whose officials
allege that an agreement as to the scale
of wages has not been carried out.
Will Support Street-Car Employes.
CHICAGO. May 1L The Chicago Feder
ation of Labor, representing 200,000 'labor
ers, tonight pledged financial and moral
support to the street-car employes, who
are meeting opposition in their effort to
Men Get 18 Per Cent Advance.
PITTSBURG, May 1L The strike of the
bridge and structural iron workers of the
Pittsburg district was declared off tonight,
and over SO00 men will return to work at
an advance of IS per cent In wages.
JEWS AND THE SABBATH.
Tfew York Congregation Rebnkes
Those Tolerant of Sunday.
NEW YORK. May 1L The discussion
concerning the .observance of the Sabbath
which arose during the annual session of
the Central Conference of American Rab
bis in New Orleans recently, has stirred
up more or less argument among the
orthodox Hebrews in this city. A vig
orous protest has been made against the
liberal school of-rabbis, who raised the
question in the conference to the extent
of suggesting that the Sabbath day
should be changed. The Talmud Toran
committee of the Oabshln congregation,
this city, met, and after denouncing tho
conduct of the rabbis, sent a telegram to
the conference at New Orleans, as fol
lows: "Pappoport at Braunschweig conference
said: 'For tearing down not architects are
called, but unskilled laborers, for make
apeslah gessah (radical steps) accept
Christianity and settle It alL' "
A circular Is being distributed among
the members of synagogues calling on the
Jews to remain steadfast to their tradi
tions and to aid in founding schools to
keep the faith alive.
HOW WE BEAT ORIENTALS
Cheap Labor Can't Compete "With,
WASHINGTON. May 11. An interest
ing resume of the trade of the United
States with Japan last year Is afforded
by an extract from "Commercial Rela
tions of 1901," made public tbday by Fred
erick Emory. Chief of the Bureau of For
eign Commerce of the State Department.
The Inability of cheap labor to compete
with machinery, it is stated. Is shown in
the fact that the greater part of Japan's
exports hitherto has consisted of raw ma
terials, while the largest Item of manu
factured goods has been cotton yarns,
which is shipped almost exclusively to
China, a country noted, as well as Japan,
for its cheap labor. One of the most hope
ful features of the situation In Japan to
day is the recognition of this fact by her
educated classes. Prominent lawyers,
statesmen and business men are beginning
to agitate questions of policy with regard
to labor, machinery and foreign capital
and the agitation may be expected to bring
about beneficial changes In the near fu
ture. Japan will thus offer a growing
market for machinery. The United States
already leads in exports of electric light
apparatus, mining machinery, paper-making
machinery, watch movements, watch
cases and bicycles to Japan; in weaving
machinery, spinning machinery, fire en
gines and pumps, tools and implements
of farmers and mechanics, sewing ma
chines and photographic apparatus, we
hold second place, but our proportion of
the exports Is advancing steadily.
As the people of Japan come to accept
and act on the doctrine now being taught
by her most thoughtful citizens that her
future prosperity depends largely on the
substitution of machinery for cheap labor,
she will need to purchase these lines of
goods in greatly increased quantities, and
the United States should be alert to gain
her share of the trade. Already our com
merce with Japan, Including imports and
exports, is greater than that of any other
nation. The revival of business in Japan,
consequent upon the resumption of traffic
with China, will result in an enlarged de
mand for raw cotton and cotton yarns,
and the satisfactory adjustment of the
finances is expected to give impetus to
railway construction, such as building and
the manufacture of Iron and steel, and
Incidentally to increase the Importation
of many articles.
General conditions being equal, tho
American locomotive is preferred in China
to the English locomotive. The United
States sends about two-thirds of the iron
rails imported to Japan, and the same
proportion of the nails, having won this
last trade from Germany, -which five years
ago controlled tho market. We also sent
the largest valuation of iron pipes and
tubes to Japan last year; until then this
import always had been greatest from
Great Britain. Imports of typewriters
from our country represent over 80 per
cent of the total.
Our trade In Formosa Is increasing. A
leading merchant Is laying in a large stock
of American bicycles, and the government
postoffice and telegraph department has
supplied its messengers at the capital
with American wheels. The sugar mill,
which the Consulate was instrumental in
introducing from the United States, has
so proved Its superiority to the crude na
tive apparatus that a large order for mod
ern mills has gone to an American firm.
In spite of tho higher price of our flour,
the Australian product cannot compete
with It, and this demand In Japan Is ex
pected to increase enormously as 'the use
of- this cereal Is spreading among the peo
ple. The need of foreign capital is tho im
portant economic question in Japan, for
although tho revenue Is In excess of the
expenditure, the government has under
taken the prosecution of many entcrpriseo
which are usually carried on by private
capital. One of tho principal demands of
foreign capital would be met by the pas
sage of a law to permit alien ownership
of land and the adoption of such a meas
ure Is urged. With this change accom
plished, Japan will offer an excellent field
for foreign capital in the bands of a Ju
BARODA IS ABANDONED.
Tnsr Cannot Get Her Off the Coo
SAN FRANCISCO, May 1L Telegraphic
advices received at the Merchants' Ex
change today give the Information that
an unsuccessful attempt was made Satur
day night by the tug Astoria to pull off
the British bark Baroda, which went
ashore nine miles south of Coqullle River,
August 29, 1901. Every effort was made
to release the vessel from the bed of sand
Into which the bow was plunged, but she
could not be budged, and she-was finally
abandoned to her fate.
The Baroda was bound from Callao to
Portland, and was In ballast when she
struck the sandy shore In a heavy gale.
Since that time, crews of men have been
engaged in efforts to release her, but to
Month's Work for B. C. Parliament.
VICTORIA, B. C, May 1L The order of
the day of the Legislative Assembly for
Monday consists of 16 pages crowded with
notices of new bills, resolutions, questions
by members, amendments to bills, second
readings, reports and third readings.
Fifty-one bills, which have reached the
second reading and committee stages re
main to be disposed of, and the estimates
have not. yet been reached. There is a
good month's work before the House, even
should the opposition drop Its obstructive
tactics and allow business to proceed.
Front Warnings for Northwest.
WASHINGTON, - May 17. Forecast
Frost warnings have been issued for
Southern Idaho and extreme Northeast
Domestic and Foreign Ports.
ASTORIA, May 1L Sailed at 9 A. 31.,
steamer Alliance, for San Francisco, by
way of Coast ports; steamer Vosburg,
for Tillamook. Arrived down at 5 P. M.
British ship Brunei. Condition of the bar
at 5 P. M., moderate; wind, south;
Tacoma, May 1L Arrived Steamer
Mackinaw, from San Francisco; schooner
W. F. Jewett, from San Pedro. Sailed
Barkentlne Portland, for San Francisco.
San Francisco, May 1L Sailed Steamer
City of Puebla, for Victoria. Arrived
Steamer Chehalls, from Gray's Harbor;
schooner Lizzie Vance, from Columbia
River; Steamer Pleiades, from Ladysmlth.
New York, May 11. Arrived Astoria,
from Glasgow and Movllle; Karamanla,
from Palermo and Naples; LIguera, from
Naples, Genoa and Fayal; Noordam, from
Rotterdam and Boulogne-sur-Mer. Sailed
Steamer Minnehaha, for London.
Holyhead, May 1LPa.w5ed Philadelphia,
from Boston for Liverpool.
Prawle Point, May 11. Passed Kensing
ton, from Antwerp for New York. Ar
rived Nomadic, from New York; Umbrla,"
from New York, via Queenstown; Her
eon, from Boston, via Queenstown flat
ter not previously).
Gibraltar, May 1L Arrived Kalserln
Maria Theresa, from New York for Naples
and Genoa, and proceeded.
Glasgow, May 1L Arrived Laurcntlan,
from New York.
Queenstown, May 1L Sailed Campania,
from Liverpool for New York.
Hoqulam, Wash., May 10. Arrived
Schooner Defiance, from San Francisco
New York. 'May 1L Arrived-Kalu
Tchou, from Hamburg, Southampton and
OREGON MAN IN CAPTIVITY
H. HOLDEX, OP SALEM, SPENT TWO
YEARS OX PELtW ISLANDS.
Savages Tortured. Him Terribly
Thrown Into Tnelr Honda by
Sblpirreck in the Pacific.
SALEM, May 11. Two years of captiv
ity and torture among the savages of the
Pelew Islands constitute an eventful
chapter in the life-story of Horace Hol
der., an aged resident of this city. Mr.
Hold en Is 92 years old, and has lived in
this vicinity since ISM. He will bear to
his grave tho heathenish figures which
were tattooed upon his body and arms by
the natives among whom he was cast
when shipwrecked almost 70 years ago.
Just southeast of the Philippine Islands.
Though he still stands as -erect as he dM
on the day when he was rescued from a
watery grave, his worn body and halting
step give evidence of the cruel treatment
he received at the hands of his captors.
Horace Holden was born In Hillsbor
ough, N. H., on July 21. 1810. His father,
OREGOX PIONEER WHO WAS
a farmer of moderate means, died white
Horace was yet but a boy, leaving upon
the subject of this sketch the burden of
helping to support the family. At the age
Of 2L Horaco's health failed, and In order
to earn a livelihood while rebuilding an
Impaired constitution, he resolved to go
to sea. He signed as a sailor on the ship
Mentor, and immediately set sail on a
voyage to the .Indian Ocean. The ship's
company consisted of 22 men. Leaving
New Bedford, Mas3., the ship crossed tha
Atlantic to the Azores, passed around the
Cape of Good Hope, into the Indian Ocean
and cruised amuag the Islands of that sea
for many weeks. Having finally soiled
out into the Pacific Ocean, the ship was
overtaken by a terrific storm and was
wrecked on a coral reef near one of the
Islands of the Pelew group. Half of tho
crew were drowned In their efforts to
escape in small boats, and the remaining
11 reached a place of safety on the coral
reef only after encountering many dan
gers and suffering many hardships.
Shipwrecked Men Made Captives.
In their hurried escape from the ship,
the sailors were able to take with them
only one small chest of bread, some wat
er, a few clothes, a canister of gunpow
der, a musket, a brace of pistols, three
cutlasses and a tinder-box. They spent
one night upon this barren rock, and
awoke on the following morning consider
ably refreshed, "though an Increased ac
tivity of their minds served only to bring
home to them a more vivid picture of the
horrors of the previous night, and of their
present condition." Before sunrise, how
ever, new adventures caused them to" for
get the past for the time being. A cacoe
filled with 22 naked savages, armed with
sDcars and battle axes, approached the
reef. Soon other canoes arrived, and the
sailors were taken prisoners. While be
ing taken to an island some 30 miles dis
tant, the captives made a dash for liberty,
and succeeded by means of superior boat
manshlp In escaping from the savages.
They steered Into the open sea, and after
24 hours of hard rowing, landed on a small
island. Their escape availed them noth
ing, however, for they were taken cap
tives by another band of savages, and
were conducted to the largest Island of
tho Pelew group.
The natives were at first disposed to ex
ecute their captives without delay, but
Just as the onslaught was to begin there
appeared upon the scene a man who bore
all resemblance to a native, except that
he had the hair and features of an Eng
lishman. This man saved them from
death and procured for them a hearing
before tho chiefs. "He proved to be an
Englishman who had been left upon the
Island by his ship's captain many years
before, and who had adopted the ways and
customs of the savages as the best course
under the circumstances. After consulting
their prophetess, the natives decided to
let Holden and hhr companions live. They
were provided with food and given fair
treatment, but after several months, food
became scarce, and the natives became
desirous of ridding themselves of their
Banished by Captors.
Rude canoes were constructed, and the
white men were put out upon the ocean
to seek some other, and, if possible, more
hospitable land.. On the second day of
their perilous voyage they encountered a
fierce storm of wind and rain, during
which the canoe sprang a leak. They
tore up their clothing to stop the cracks
of their rude craft, and succeeded by al
most superhuman exertions in keplng
afloat. When they had passed six days
trying to reach some land whose direction
or distance they could only Imagine, they
approached an Island upon which there
was vegetation and such evidences of
habltablllty as raised their hopes to the
highest degree. They had scarcely be
come confident of escape from the treach
erous waves, however, before they saw
approaching them scores of canoes loaded
with savages, armed witn huge ciuds,
which thev brandished in the most threat
ening manner. After being beaten until
they were helpless, the Englishmen were
taken captive and conducted to the Is
land. Concerning the experiences on this
Island, Mr. Holden says:
"The reception we met with on land was
no more agreeable than that upon the
water. Judging from the treatment we
had received from the females of the Is
land which we had left. It was hoped
that the gentler sex would extend to us
some proof of their commiseration; but
In this we were sadly disappointed. If
possible, they were more cruel than their
inhuman lords and masters. We were
soon separated from each other, and
drasnred about from place to place, our
brutal captors, in ihe meantime, contend
ing with each other to see who should
have us as his property. The question of
ownership was at length settled, and we
were retained by those into hose hands
we had first fallen. It was my good for
tune to be retained by one wJio, compared
with the other natives, was humane. His
namo was Pahrahbooa, and I went by the
name, of Teemit.
"We were now upon the small piece of
land known to navigators as Lord North's
Island, situated between the third and
fourth degrees of north latitude, and In
longitude 131 degrees east. The island
had hitherto been considered by naviga
tors to be uninhabited. This Is not sur
prising, as we were told by the natives
that no white man had ever before visited
"The Inhabitants are In a state of en
tire barbarism and ignorance. The men
wear a sort of belt made of the back of
a tree. This Is girded around the loins
so as to leave one end to hang looe be
hind, the other brought forward and fast
ened to the belt in front. This Is their
only clothing. The females, after arriving
at the age of womanhood, wear an apron
made of the leaves of a plant split into
fine strips nnd plaited. This extends from
the loins nearly to the knees. Tho qhil
dren go entirely naked.
"Their principal food Is the cocoanut.
They sometlrcts succeed in procuring fish
LONG IN CAPTIVITY IN PELEW.
LONG IN CAPTIVITY IN PELEW.
or a turtle, and raise small quantities of
vegetables, somewhat resembling the
yam. When any one of them begins to
fall for want of food, so that death Is
pretty certain, they Inhumanely turn him
off from among them to starve to death.
"A detail of all that befell us would
serve only1 to glvo pain to the benevolent,
or at most, to show how much human
beings can endure. I shall describe but
the sufferings of a day, observing that
for tho term of two long years we ex
perienced the same privations, and were
subjected to the same brutal treatment;
life, during all that time, being no better
than the constant succession of the most
Never Had a Full Meal.
"Wo were captured and taken to this
Island December 6, 1S32, and two months
later three of our number escaped. Com
pared with the remainder of our captiv
ity, our sufferings up to that time were
less severe. At no time did we have suf
ficient food to satisfy the cravings of
hunger. The swine of America are better
fed than we were on the most fortunate
day of our residence upon that island.
Generally, we were aroused from our bro
ken slumbers about sunrise, and com
pelled to go to work, usually being em
ployed in cultivating yams. Day after day
we were compelled to stand Jin the mud
from morning till night, and to turn up
the mud with our hands. Frequently we
were compelled to do this without receiv
ing a morsel of food till about noon, and
sometimes we were left without anything
to eat until night. At best we could get
no more than a small piece of cocoanut,
hardly a common sized mouthful, at a
time, and if, either from, exhaustion or
any other cause, wo neglected to rerform
tho required amount of labor, our pit
tance of food was withheld altogether.
"A new trial awaited us. The barbar
ians among whom our lot had been cast
deemed It Important that we should be
tattooed, and we were compelled to sub
mit to the distressing operation. We were
In the first place securely bound down to
the ground, and there held fast by our
tormentors. They then proceeded to draw
with a sharp stick the figures designed
to bo imprinted upon the skin. This done,
the skin was thickly punctured with a-llt-tle
Instrument made of sharpened fish
bones, and having a rough edge. This
Instrument wnsXheld within an Inch or
two of the flesh and struck Into It rap
Idly with a piece of wood applied to It In
such a manner as to cause It to rebound
at evtry stroke. In this wajour breasts
and arnls were prepared and subsequently
the Ink. made of a vegetable found on the
Island, was applied. The operation caused
such an inflammation of our bodies that
only a portion could be done at one time,
and as soon as the inflammation abated
another portion was done, as fast as wc
could bear it. until our bodies were cov-1
ered. It was effectually done, for to tms
day the. figures remain as distinct as they
were when first Imprinted, and the marks
will be carried to the grave. They were
exceedingly anxious to perform the oper
ation upon our faces, but this we would
not submit to, telling them that sooner
than have it done, we would die In re
"Besides the operation of tattooing, they
compelled U3 to pluck the hair from dlt
ferent parts of the body, and to pluck
our beards about every ten days, which
was extremely painful, and at every suc
cessive operation the beard grew out
harder and stlffer." ,
During the first six months of their cap
tivity, three vessels came near the Island
and stopped to barter with the natives,
but no means of escape presented itself,
except In the case of the three men here
tofore referred to. One man became so
weak, frjom starvation that he could no
longer walk, and was placed In an old
canoe and set adrift. Another was cruelly
put to death for some trifling offense.
Ono nfter another thus yielded up their
lives until but two remained.
"The idea of death, however, had now
become familiar, and often did we desire
the release from suffering which that
alone coula afford. We were frequently
so reduced as to be unable to walk, and
were forced to drag ourselves on -our
hands and knees to some place where we
could He down under the shade of a bush
and take rest But the small comfort to
be obtained in this way was greatly less
ened by the annoyance of moiqultoes,
which could attack us with Impunity in
our helpless and feeble condition. Besides
this, our flesh had so fallen away that on
lying down, our bones would actually
pierce through the skin, giving us severe
In the- Autumn of 1S34, the two survl-
vors had become so weak as to be unable
to work. They had acquired a knowledge
of the native tongue, and argued with
their captors that It would be best to put
them on board some passing vessel. At
last, when a vessel appeared, they per
suaded the natives to assist them on
board, and thus they made their escape.
The vessel proved to be the British bark
Britannia, whose captain, Henry Short,
gave Holden a certificate stating in detail
all the facts regarding his rescue from
the hands of the savages.
The men were taken to Llntin, China,
where they remained under medical treat
ment until a ship sailed for New York.
They arrived In their native country. May
5, 1835. Assisted by friends, they were
enabled to reach their homes, where they
resumed the manner of life of civilized be
ings. In 1S2G. Mr. Holden married Mary MU-
lin, of Boston, 'who was his life companion
until her death six yearshgoK In 1S37 he
left Boston with his wife and child for
the Sandwich Islands, where he Intro
duced the sllkgrowlng industry. He
worked there seven yeara, endeavoring
to establish the Industry, and in ISM
came to Oregon. He settled on a donation
land claim just south of Salem, where he
resided until 10 years ago. He was suc
cessful In farming and accumulated suffi
cient money and property to enable him
to live In comfort during the closing years
of his life. His health has been good until
a year ago, when he suffered a severe at
tack of la grippe. Since then he has
been confined more or less to the house,
but Is still comparatively active. He made
a trip to visit a son at Tillamook last
Summer, and will spend the present Sum
mer at the same place. He has three
sons Horace F. Holdcn of Tillamook;
Eugene Holden, of Wardner, Idaho; and
Theodore Holden, of New Jersey. Two
daughters, Ellen Holden Slsson, of Hllo,
Hawaii, and Isabella Holden Johnson", of
Petaluma, Cal.. have died. He recently
sat for a picture In a group showing flv3
generations of the family of which he Is
RECEIVER FOR COLLEGE.
Petition Filed at Oxford, O. Row
CINCINNATI, May 11. Mrs. Lilly M.
Walker, of Philadelphia, has petitioned
for a receiver for Oxford College, at Ox
ford, O., and names as defendants six of
the directors, who Include ex-Congressman
Morey. Prior to 1S91, Mrs. Walker
owned the college property, and her hus
band. Dr. F. S. Walker, was the president
of the college. A stock company was
afterwards formed, of which Mrs. Walker
became a stockholder. The suit Is for
both an accounting and damages. Mrs.
Walker is a daughter of the late Dr.
Morey, who was formerly of the college,
with which Dr. Scott, Dr. Lord and other
prominent Presbyterians have been asso
ciated. AT THE HOTELS.
Robt WuesL CIneirm
A D Short, Seattl
H B Clendenlng, Fargo
jars x i, Agnew, (Jtigo
"W J Reed. Oakland
VT J Ketchum, Chso
Mrs G Gerst. San Fr
E a Richards & w, do
Tom C Grant. San Fr
Miss Grant. San Fr
J "VV Whlttler & wife.
J S Mendelsohn, Chgo j
j v waisn, usa.
John Priirr. USA
A Goldstein. San Fr
H H Nlemoyer, Bus
Mjrr Frawley Co
S "W Devore, Minnpls
Jos Heller & ft. city
Hugh P Baker, Wash
ington, D C
O W Crawford Sc vrt,
S H Nichols. Olympla.
S A CaUert. Olympla
L B Hart. Seattle
R Sartor!. Seattle
Mrs E Cohn. N Y
Ed J Marx. St Louis
J A Zlmpln. St Louis
F J Kurd. San Fran
L A ThurstorJ, Hono
lulu F Mottcl. Tacoma.
P J.Towle. St Paul
J E'Plew & fr. Chgo
Simon Juda. Ban Fran
C O weed. Chicago
Miss Da idson, Bis
marck, N Dak
MIm C W Halser. N J
Miss J Li Halsey, Va.
H K Culleden, S F
C "W Beegle. San Fr
F Kunlon. St Louis
Go P Flannery, Mnpls
F B Cordworth, St PI
Geo C Hunter, N Y
O M Ratto, San Fran
H W Jones. Columbus
Ri A Preston & w, city
Mr & Mrs C C Taylor,
D C Bchwelzer. San Fr
W H Heuer. USA
Q J Coyle, Vancouver
Alex Cohn, San Fran
E H Gule. Seattle
Columbia River Scenery. Regulator
Line fcteamers. Dalles. Cascade Locks and
return dally, except Sunday, from Oak-at
H L Brink, Walla W
J M Berry, Baker Cy
M Mack. Albany
Mrs M Mack. Albany
L Somerrllle. Alhanv
H Corntt. Umatilla
W B Presley, Golden
W W Steen, Spokr
C A Beaton, Cosmo?
L O Miller. Three Rlv-
Mrs L O Miller, do
A H Ramsey. Craw-
fords Hie. Ind
Mrs A H Ramser, do
A B Maclellan, S F
Capt F D Walker.
E T Sandford. San Fr
Miss C L Mab!e.Congo.
R H Booth, Tpsllantl.
Alvord R McAndrews.
M D Brabb. do
Clara A Brabb. do
G L Hawkins, Indp.C
I A Graef. Nam pa
W A Wann. Eugene
T W Megrath, St PI,
John Hartman, Ta
coma. r O Robertson, city
o i. lister, oiympla
M J Payne. Tacoma
Mrs M J Payne, do
H E Foster. Mlnnpla
Mrs H E Foster, do
Gua Paulsen. Wallace
G S Wright. McMInnvI
Mary Lannery, Gervals
Irene Lannery. Gervals
Sarah Lannery, Gervata
C H Lannery. Gervals
Eugene Lannery. do
A W Lannery. Gervals
L Lannery, Uervals
A S Moore. Oljmpla
C E Meyer. Salem
T J Jones. Salem
B Wason, city
A Harper, city
E P Ash. Cased Lkx
Chas Peterson, Vancvr
Thos A Barlow, Vic
toria C W Barr. Astoria
Chas Fleetwood. Bak C
A B Rogers, St Paul.
J B Mprkley. San Fr
L R Stlnson. Salem
Mrs Chas Rlggs, Hood
Miss Silvia Russell, do
J W Wlthrow. Albany
J C Sterling, Ellensbrsl
Mrs J C Sterling, do
A J Farnham, do
Chas A Long. W W
E J Hudson, Seattle
W W Wheeler, Des
J F Preble, Vancvr
R W Brewster, "Wash-IThos Fcnnell. Indp Or
mgion. u u i.airw ir.os itnncn, uu
H C Miller. Wasco. Or
T F Boles. Pendleton;
SAD Gurley, Ar
O M Wendt, Winona
O P Price. Cased Lks
Mrs G P Price, do
Regulator Line Steamers, Dalles,
Cascade Lock3. Return dally. Oak-St. dock.
THE IMPERIAL. '
C. W. Knowles, Manager.
W C Logan, Astoria ;
W G Howell. Astoria
Mies N Carnahan, do
H G Van Dusen. do
C D Gabrlelson. Salem
H H King. Waterford
Mrs King, Waterford
Chas Proud, Toronto
M O Ogle. D D S,
Otto GIlEtrop. Eugene j J Walter Seaborg, 11-
R McKlnley. Tacoma
(Jas S Keating, Astoria
F On ens. San Frair
B O Cowan. Sprlngild
L G Athenson. Dayton.
S I Benson, Union, Or
I E Rogers. McMInnvI
Jas E Page, Castle Rk
R J Mojlan, CarroUton
James Kyle, Salem
T W Kent; Columbus
J A Hardman, Chicago
E E Chlnn, Gibbon
P Chlnn. do
H E Armstrong, Cath-
L N Clark, Pittsburg
Jas G Helns, So Bend
E D Randa. Eugene
E P Marshall. Pendltn
J H Gunn. Pendleton
E Kennedy. do
J H Welder, Burns
Mm TVlrtir. Hiim!i
W A Missner, N Yam (Mrs Armstrong, do
Mrs Missner. do Ji u is-iine. ix x
C E Curtis, WSuperloriJohn N Williams.
Mrs Missner. do Boulder, Colo
J W Inglls. Columbus C Hafer. Council Blffs
L D Llvcsly. Lewlston H I Forsythe. do
C O Howard, Weston, W J Cook. Astoria
Iowa iE L Dwyer, Astoria
Jas Trowe, WaterfordC D Carlson. Astoria
Mrs Trowe. Waterford
THE ST. CHARLES.
Wm. Johnson, San Fr
A B Redman. San Fr
Burt Cody. Beaerton
Joe Brough. Rainier
Marie Johansen, As
toria tA Tenney, Lebanon
W D Cose. Pittsburg.
jM Racier, Camas
ti j Armstrong, j. acini
I J Anderson, Sidney,
Anna Horton, Case Lk
Joe Williams, stena
R B Winston, Rocco
D Wright, Molalla
Bert Perry, Molalla
C B McKeo. Rainier
W R McKee. Rainier
J W Voelker. do
E D Kinney. Dalles
John Kennedy, Ferry
A Rontln, do
Andrew Jacke, do
E Holt & wf, Oakland,
Felix Debost, Rainier
F A Jackson. Tacoma
R Hocken. Rainier
G Hughson, Rainier
W J Hacken. Rainier
J Husby. Rainier
R W Sellers. Rainier
N Lundln. Astoria
B A Johnson. Astoria
Edd Carew. Rainier
Jas Bannlck, Willow
J W Broyles. do
A B Dal, Tacoma
Chas R Pierce & w, do
Mrs h A Harris, do
Flora Harris. do
J B Turner & w.Seattle
John li&rver & son,
Joe Broughton, Eu
gene Martin Anderson, do
Mrs Thos Hart, Stella
Fred Osborn, Albany
Mrs C Osborn, Albany
A C Hunt. Dallas
J H Jones, city
R P Wilson, city
S A Thompson, clly
iH E Macey. San Fraa
M Jacobs, san Fran
notel Brunswick. Seattle.
European plan. Popular rates. Modern
Improvements. Business center.- Near
Tacowa Hotel. Tarsal.
American plan. Rates, $3 and My.
Donaelly- Hntel. Taeama.
European plan. Slates Me awl a.
HIGH PRICE FOR LAND
RIVAL ELECTRIC COMPANIES DID
AWAY. P IN FIGURES.
lint the Oregon General Electric
Wins Oat nnd Gets Clackamas
Power Site for $11,000.
OREGON CITY, May 11. An Interesting
scene occurred at the Courthouse In this
city yesterday afternoon, when Fred S.
Morris, representing the Portland City &
Oregon Railway Company and the Oregon
General Electric Company, purchased the
John S. Green estate, on the upper Clack
amas River, for -$11,000. The appraised
value of the property was less than 51000.
The property is situated near the site
of the new power-house of the Oregon
General Electric Company, now under con
struction, and controls the water power
which is desired by the company. The
estate consisted of 15 acres In the south
east quarter of Section 31. 3 south, 4 east.
This piece Includes Islands and the river
bed of the Clackamas River. There was
also included in the estate an uncompleted
contract for the purchase of 120 acres, ad
joining the 15-acre tract. Some years ago
the Oregon & California Railroad Com
pany had made a contract with Green to
sell him 120 acres, the latter to pay a cer
tain sum each year until the total amount
of the purchase price was paid. The con
tract has not yet been completed. Some
months ago the Clackamas Development
Company got a deed for the entire tract
from a brother of Green, one of the heirs
of the estate. A few days after executing
the first deed he executed another trans
ferring the same piece of land to Fred S.
Morris, In the deed to the Clackamas De
velopment Company he agreed to procure
a deed from his sister, who is an Inmate
of the State Insane Asylum, and from the
other heirs to the estate as well. He then
turned about and sold the land to Morris
and warranted the title.
At the time the first deed was made ho
signed a petition asking that letters of
administration be Issued to H. E. Cross,
who 13 the agent and one of the incor
porators of the Clackamas Development
Company, and at the time he ex
ecuted the deed to Morris ho signed a
similar petition asking for the appoint
ment of C. D. Latourette as administrator
of tho estate. Mr. Latourette is the Ore
gon City attorney for the interests of
Mr. Morris. Mr. Cross filed his petition
In the office of the County Clerk, and im
mediately after he left the city for a few
days, and the matter not being presented
to the County Court, no order of appoint
ment was made. Then-Mr. Latourette
presented his petition, and an order was
made appointing him administrator of the
estate. Mr. Cross objected to this pro
ceeding on numerous grounds, one of
which was that the court, having jurisdic
tion In the first Instance, would be pre
vented from making an appointment un
der tho petition of Latourette without first
acting upon the petition of Mr. Cross.
After a full hearing of the entire matter,
the court set aside the appointment of
Latourette as administrator, refused to
appoint Cross and named County Recorder
Tom P. Randall, who Is not connected
with either party in any manner. "Upon
the petition of Administrator Randall, the
property was ordered sold at administrat
or's sale, and this occurred yesterday aft
ernoon. The sale was conducted by Attorney
John T Clark, for the administrator. Mr.
Morris and his attorney. W. T. Mulr, were
present. The first piece offered was the
15-acre tract, and Mr. Morris bid the ap
praised value, which was only a few hun
dred dollars. He met with a surprise
when Attorney Gilbert L. Hedges raised
his bid 5100. The two bidders raised each
other $100 at a clip, until $2500 was reached.
when Morris asked for a few minutes
time for a conference with his attorney.
The bidding was then resumed, and the
property was knocked down to Mr. Morris
for $6000. Tho contract of the Oregon &
California Railroad Company was then
sold In the same manner. Hedges also
bid on this piece, and It cost Morris $5000,
when the anpralsed value was only $400.
Attorney "Hedges was prompted In his
bidding by James P. Lovett, who is inter
ested in the Portland General ElPCtric
Company, T. W. Sullivan, Superintendent
of the company, was also present. It Is
understood that the Portland General
Electric Company was the bidder against
Morris. After the sale Attorney Mulr said
that the opposition company was trying
to buy the land to hinder and delay the
operations of the Oregon General Electric
Company, and not for the purpose of
POSTAL RECEIPTS FOR 10 YEARS.
Totals for Oregon nnd the United
States Show Growth.
WASHINGTON, May 7. For purposes
of comparison, and to see what progress
has been made In Oregon with regard to
the receipts of Its several postomces, as
compared to the general progress of the
country. Representative Tongue recently
requested the Postmaster-General to fur
nish him with figures showing the amount
of postal revenue In Oregon and In the
United States for the past 10 years. The
statement received Is as follows:
Oregon. United- States.
1S92 $280,782 $ 70.SC9 870
1893 296.19S 75.806.933
1834 260.204 75.080.479
1S95 282,030 76.983.12S
18SS 273,774 82,499.208
1S97 268,119 82.665,462
1S98 It.-....l 299.175 89.012,618
1899 330.109 95.021.384
1900 369,016 102,354.579
1301 t. 404,340 H1.63L193
Postal receipts are generally acknowl
edged to be an Indication of the condition
of the country. A study of the above
table leaves but one conclusion as to the
the general and local prosperity com
mencing with the beginning of the Mc
ANOTHER. HARRIMAN BANQUET.
In Honor of Governor Odell New
York Meat Trust.
SAN FRANCISCO, May H. Governor
Odell, of New York, will be the guest of
honor tomorrow night at a banquet given
by E. H. Harriman, president of the South
ern Pacific. After spending a few days
In this city. Governor Odell has planned
to go to Delmonte and the Yosemlte. He
will return home via the Canadian Pacific.
Speaklng'of the beef trust suit. Governor
Odell said that Just before ho left home he
had a consultation with the Attorney-General
of New York to determine whether
the big beef trust Interests could be
reached through the state anti-trust lavr.
"We are making an investigation to learn
the facts of the situation," he said, "just
as the Federal Government Is doing, and
If It develops that the price of beef has
been advanced unjustly to the detriment
of tho working people and all who eat
meat, I think some means ought to be
found to put a stop to the evil. I have no
doubt that a remedy will present itself.
Whether the beef problem will become a
political Issue, however. Is a matter that
cannot be decided at this time. Tho whole
question is In a state of investigation."
FIGHT FOR DAWSON TRADE,
Transportation Companies on Eve of
VANCOUVER, B. C, May 11. A special
from Dawson says:
J. H. Rogers, Dawson manager of the
White Pass & Yukon Railway, made the
statement yesterday that his company
would enter Into competition with the
Northern Commercial Company and the
North American Trading Company, In re
taliation for the statement that the North
ern Commercial Company would take in
a stock of goods for the Dawson trade.
This is a result of the competition on
the Lower Yukon for freight. The Daw
son retail merchants had been afraid they
would be forced out of business by com
petition of the big commercial companies
bringing In large stocks of merchandise.
They now feel reassured, as the White
Pass has the advantage In belnjr able to
bring goods In cheaply, and has prom
ised to protect Dawson merchants.
CRUSHED BY FALLING ROCK.
James Chevers Killed In Stone
Qnarry nt Fisher's Landing:.
VANCOUVER, Wash., May H. Jame3
Chevers, a workman In a stone quarry at
Fisher's Landing, seven miles above Van
couver, was crushed to death yesterday
morning by the fall of a seven-ton rock.
He was. working with other men to dis
lodge the rock, when It slipped and fell
upon him. inflicting fatal Injuries. He
had only been at work there for a week,
and nothing Is known of his antecedents.
He was 34 years old, and a. large, power
ful man. His body was brought to Van
couver. Fees Xor Abandoned Survey.
WASHINGTON. May 11. Senator Simon
has introduced a bill authorizing the Sec
retary of the Treasury to pay S. R. Green,
of Clackamas County, $S5, the amount de
posited in the First National Sank of
Portland Jn September, 1S37, to the credit
of the state treasury, for office fees In
connection with the survey of Delia, Lone
Grave, Idle Fancy and Cyclone quartz
mining claims, In Lane County, Oregon,
which survey was duly abandoned, aL
tmough a refund was denied.
Politics in Union County.
LA GRANDE, Or., May H. Walter
Pierce and J. F. Burleigh, Democratic
candidates for Joint Senator and Joint
Representative, are holding public meet
ings, and have had good audiences. They
will speak here Monday night.
The Prohibition candidate for Governor,
Rev. A J. Hunsaker, of MoMlnnvllle. de
livered an address at the opera-house last
evening. In the Interest of prohibition.
The attendance was not very encouraging.
The Republicans of this county have- not
opened their campaign, though local can
didates are meeting as many of the voters
McMInnvillc College Recital.
M'MINNVILLE, Or., May 1L The first
commencement recital of the McMLnn
vllle College Conservatory of Music was
given last evening by Miss Lena. Viola
Tawney, pianoforte, assisted by Miss
Mollle Patty, mezzo soprano. The re
cital was- given In the college chapel,
which will be the scene of a recital by
each member of the graduating class
before the close of tho school year.
Died Under Suspicious Circumstances
NORTH YAKIMA, Wash., May lL
William Allen, a laborer, was found In an
alley this morning unconscious. He died
at the hospital today. He had been on a
spree for several days, and It is said he
was drugged by an associate. An arrest
will be made tomorrow.
Hntchery for 'Wilson River.
TILLAMOOK, Or., May 11. F. Van
Dusen, State Fih Warden, inspected the
Wilson- and Trask Rivers yesterday for
the purpose of locating a hatchery, and
he has selected the Wilson River as the
better stream of the two for that purpose.
Eddy in Tillamook.
TDLLAMOOK, May 10. B. L. Eddy. Re
publican nominee for Joint Representative
for Yamhill and Tillamook, addressed
a large gathering at Beaver last night,
and meetings at Woods and Oretown to
day. He met with much enthusiasm.
Chehalls School Election.
CHEHALIS, Wash., May 11. At the an
nual school election held in Chehalls yes
terday to choose one Director and a
School Clerk, R. Lawrence was chosen
Director for three years, and Miss Maude
Newland was re-elected Clerk.
North Ynkimn School Directors.
NORTH YAKIMA, Wash., May 1L B.
F. Barge and Miles Cannon were elected
School Directors yesterday. George S.
Hough was elected Clerk. A light vote
CASTOR I A
Por Infants and Children.
Till Kind You Have Always Bough!
of So. Glen Falls, N. Y.', des
cribes a condition whfcfa thous
ands or men
Read? what he
says, and note
of your own
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ope for reply,
and get a per
L. D. Palmer.
sonal corroboration of what is
here given. He says regarding
"I suffered agonizing' pain in the left
breast and between my shoulders from
heart trouble. My heart would palpi
tate, flutter, then skip beatsr until I
could no longer lie in bed. Night after
night I walked the floor, for to lie down
would hav meant sudden death. My
condition seemed almosthopelesswhen
I began taking Dr. Miles' Heart Cure,
but it helped me from the first. Later
I took Dr. Miles' Nervine with the
Hear! Cure and the effect was aston
ishing. I earnestly ItnDlore similar suf
ferers to give these remedies a triaL"
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