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THE MORNING OftEGONIAS TUESDAY, DECEMBER" 2r 1902.
STATE FISH REPORT
Completes His Work,
YEAR'S OUTPUT IS $6,730,870
jCelamblR River Iack a Record
Breaker Recommendations Made
lor Patrol-Boat and Soclceye
Hatchery on Fraser RlTer.
OIA3IPIA, Dec l.-(SpcciaI.)-The value
of the output of the fisheries industry of
the State of Washington for the year 1902
is estimated by Fish Commissioner T. R.
Kershaw fn his annual report at $6,730,870,
Including salmon packed, fresh, salt and
smoked fisti.shell fish and all Ash pro
ducts. The annual report of th Fish Commis
sioner was filed Saturday In the office of
the Governor. Taking the figures above
given Mr. Kershaw states that the amount
exceeds the value of the coal output of the
state by $3,300,020; lumber; shingles 'and
lath by Jl.2fcr.000, and is a slight advance
over the value of the wheat grown in the
state during the past year.
The number of cases of salmon packed
In the year is given at 777.4S4. The Com
missioner reports that as a total this Is
under the output of last year. In the Puget
Sound district the run of sockeyes and
consequently the output In 1901 were phe
nomenal. In 1902 the sockeyc run fell off
greatly, though the Fall run of fish was
good and as a whole the Puget Sound dis
tricts' report Is considered a fair one for
the year's work. On the Columbia River,
the pack Is a record breaker. The run was
steady all season and the canneries packed
their capacity and the shippers had all the
fish they could handle. The big output on
the Columbia brings the total up to a
gratifying figure. As compared with the
year 1900, which is considered an average
one, the pack shows an Increase in 1902
of over 103.000 cases. The prices' in 1902,
also, were very favorable to the packers
and shippers, and the value of the output
shows an increase over 1900 of $2,368,400.
The report shows that In the Puget
Sound district there were 21 salmon can
neries, one crab cannery, one clam- can
nery and two sardine and herring can
neries operated: in the Columbia River
district five salmon canneries were oper
ated; In the Wlllapa Harbor district three
salmon and one clam canner, and In the
Gray's Harbor district one salmon can
nery. Pnclc for Each District.
The following shows the salmon pack in
Puget Sound district Cases.
Sockeye or blueback 372.301
Columbia River district
Sockeye or blueback
TYT.lapa Harbor district
Value. $lC7.3f. .
Gray's Harbor district
Bockeyes or bluebacks
Total value, ?4.034,CS5.
The Puget Sound district also produced
43.C33.000 pounds of fresh, salt and smoked
fish which were shipped or consumed lo
cally, valued at $1,798,900 ; 30.000 sacks of
clams. 40.000 dozen crabs. 50,000 pounds of
shrimps, valued at $225,030: 50.000 gallons' of
.guano and oil valued at $25,000; 10.000 cases
of herring and smelt; 10,000 cases of crabs
ar-1 00 cases of clams (canned). The total
value of the output of the district was
The Columbia River district also pro
duced 4.27C.O00 pounds of salt, fresh and
smoked fish for shipment and local con
sumption, valued at $250,500; shell fish
alucd at $3000, and It is estimated that 2CO0
pounds of fish valued at $3000 were caught
In Washington waters and shipped Into
Oregon. The value of the total output of
the district was $751,932.
Tb Wlllapa Harbor district produced
3S0.OW pounds of fresh, salt and smoked
fish for shipment, valued at $19,500, and
shell fish to the value of 559,475. The total
fish product of the district was valued at
The Gray's Harbor district also produced
fresh, salt and smoked fish in the amount
of G22.O00 pounds valued at $30,000. The
value 5f the entire output was $165,000.
The report shows that there is now in
vested in the Industry In the State of
Washington the sum of $6,819,818. an in
crease of $2,457,348 In the last two years.
There are 7615 whites and 20C5 Chinese and
Japanese employed in the industry, and
their annual earnings are $2,502,550.
The following is the total output of oys
ters by districts:
Wil'apa Harbor 37.000
Wlllapa Harbor (seed).... 175.000
Total 254.000 $296,750
The license receipts for 1902 were as fol
Puget Sound $34,193 IS
Gray's Harbor ..
Total $43.827 84
Ostpnt of Fish Hatcheries.
Pu- t Sound district - No. fry
u nite uiver 4.105.000
Colombia River district
Kal9tna eyeing station
Wenatehee .... ;
Colvllle (not operated)
Little Spokane (not operated)...
Klickitat (not operated)....
Che ha Us .
Grand total 84.518.403
Recommendations of Commissioner.
Among the recommendations -made by
Mr Kershaw is one that a patrol boat be
purchased for the use of his department
on the Columbia River. Owing to the num
ber of sloughs on 'the Columbia and Its
many tributaries, the Com -nlssloner has
fcund It very difficult to enforce collection
of licenses and obedience to the closed
season laws, rne last Legislature ap
propriated $1500 for chartering patrol
boats, but these boats are most needed at
a time of year when It Is very expensive
to charter them. The sum of $2000 Is rec
ommended for the purchase of a boat and
an allowance of $903 per year for Its opera
tion. The Commissioner declares that the
additional fees .and fines collected will
make up for the Increased cost.
A large part of the report Is consumed in
discussing tho need for a sockeye hatch
ery. The only spawning streams of th
sockeye In Puget Sound are tributaries of
the Fraser River. In British Columbia, and
efforts have been made to secure conces
sions from the Canadian goyemment look
ins to the establishment by this state of
hatchery1 on one of these tributaries of the
Fraser. Hcgry Doyle, president of tne
British Columbia Cannerymen's Associa
tion. Is now in Ottawa urging this conces
sion upon the Dominion government, and
Mr. Kershaw expect3 a favorable report
before the adjournment of the Legislature.
A deputy has already been sent to British
Columbia to select a site, and his report
Is given in full in Mr. Kershaw's report
The site selected Is on Poole Creek, one
of the headwaters of the Fraser. Poole
Creek Is said to be one of the principal
cockeye spawning grounds.' Mr. Kershaw
points out as one of the arguments that
such a hatchery Is a necessity the fact
that the sockeye constitute 80 per cent oi
the entire nack.
He also suggests the 4
building of a rack at the mouth of uaKota
Creek In Whatcom County, to preveni the
return of fish to the Sound and the haul
ing of sockcyes from the traps to the
creek for hatchery purposes. Two thou
sand dollars is asked for this experiment.
A suggestion is also made In regard to
the Nooksack River, looking to tne ouuu
lng of a rack, the hauling of fish- from the
traps with the expectation that they will
be taken in at the Nooksack hatchery on
Kendall Creek. There are now no sockeye
hatcheries, qn the Sound.
Mr. Kershaw recommends the opening of
negotiations looking "to the purchase back
from the Government of the Baker Laxe
hatchery in Skagit County. This, he says,
is the best located hatchery in the state.
and could be worked to better advantage
if In the hands of state authorities. The
hatchery was built in 1S36 and operated till
1S99 by the state, when It was sold to the
Mr. Kershaw embodies In his report the
report of R. W. Doane, superintendent of
ne state experimental station In Kitsap
Enstern Oyittcrs Do Xat Propoxate.
Possibly one of the most Important sub-
ects touched upon In the. entire report is
the declaration of Mr. Doane. that the
several years' experimentshave developed
the fact that Eastern oysters will not
propagate In Washington waters under
natural conditions. The Eastern oy3ters
will spawn profusely, but the spat will not
set or thrive. The greatest difficulty to
overcome Is the low temperature of the
waters of the Sound. The average tem
perature of the -water Is about 10 degrees
lower than In the Atlantic spawnlns
grounds, and the Sound waters are also
subject to sudden changes that result In
a much greater range of temperature than
is conducive to the life of the Eastern
oyster spat. A number of reports have
been received in the past year of success
ful propagation of Eastern oysters In the
Sound and Wlllapa Harbor districts, but
Mr. Doane says that Investigation In each
instance showed that the oysters grown
were transplants. The growing of East
ern transplants is proving very success
ful. Fish Commissioner Kershaw makes some
emphatic recomendatlons. In the matter
of the protection of natural native oys
ter beds, and state reserves. No protec
tion at all Is now afforded and he rec-
omends that to prevent the depletion of
the reserves a price be charged for the
seed oysters allowed to be taken off and
that a competent Inspector be given au
thority to prohibit the taking of seed oys
ters from reserves when In his opinion the
same is necessary. Mr. Kershaw al3o re
ports that a large portion of the oyster
lands reserved has no natural oysters on
It and that such unproductive portion
should be sold that artificial production
may be established thereon.
GRANTED TWO MONTHS' LEAVE. .
Tolbert, Who Has Had Chnrjre of
Wlilte Salmon Hatchery.
OREGON CITY, Dec. L Fishculturlst-
at-Large George H. Tolbert, of the United
States Fish Commission, who has been
In charge of the Big White Salmon sta
tion, on the Upper Columbia, for several
months past, has been granted a two
months leave of absence, jommenclngt
December 1. H. Lelghton Kelly, of the
division of bar and messenger service,
has been detailed to take charge of the
Big White Salmon station during the ab
sence of JMr. Tolbert. Mr. Kelly will ar
rive this week. .
A.t the various Northwestern stations
of the Fish Commission the eggs are
commencing to hatch, and there are a
few fry on hand which will be turned out
this season earlier than usual. It has
been ascertained by investigation that it
Is not necessary "to, feed the fry for an
extended period, aa has been done in past
Past, Present and Fnture at Capitol
SALEM, Dec. L (Special.) All of Ore
gon's Attorneys-General met at the. Cap
itol today oy coincidence. They were:
George E. Chamberlain, the first man to
fill that office; C. M. Idleman, the last
preceding Incumbent; D. R. N. Blackburn.
the present occupant of the office, and
A. M. Crawford, the Attorney-General-
elecL Attorney-General Blackburn has
made a large crayon portrait of ex-Attorney-General
Chamberlain and has hung It
on the wall of the office In the Capitol.
Perhaps succeeding occupants of the of
fice will take a hint .and each procure
a picture of. one of his predecessors, so
that the office walls will always bear the
pictures of all the men -who have filled
the position of Attorney-General.
Astoria Sew Notes.
ASTORIA. Or.. Dec. 1. (Special.) The
otorm of Saturday night, yesterday and
last night was quite severe in this vl
clnlty, though little damage resulted. The
rainfall in Astoria during that period wa
32 Inches. Heavy ireshets were caused
in .many of the small streams, and as a
result large quantities of logs were float
ed down to tidewater.
The property at the northeast corner of
Commercial and Fourteenth streets, one
of the most desirable corners In the busi
ness portion of Astoria, was purchased
today on private terms by Mrs. M. A.
Baker and F. S. Baker, of Portland, and
E. M. Baker, of this city.
A municipal election was held at Sea
side today. There was only one ticket
In the field, and It was elected without
opposition, as follows: Mayor. M. J,
Young: CouncUmen, James Burke. Bart
Burke, J. E. Alcaraz and S. J. Hubbard;
Treasurer, Frederick H. Moore: Munici
pal Judge and Clerk. Phil Condlt
A mortgage given by the North Pacific
Brewing Company to the Ttle Guaranty
& rust uompany oi scranton, fa... was
filed today. It is given as security for
$20Q.OOO In 40-year 5 per cent bonds, which
will be Issued by the comnany.
A court-martial was convened, at Fort
Stevens today, before which Private Er
nest Thompson, of the Ninety-third Coast
Artillery, was tried on charges of having
set fire to several of the old barracks
buildings at the post This Is the man
who recently escaped from the guards
while under arrcrt and who was suta
quently recaptured -near Clatskanle.
On Trial lor Bisamy.
SALEM. Dec. 1. (Special.) The B. F,
Durphy bigamy case was tried in the Su
preme Court today. Durphy is in Califor
nia. He was tried In Multnomah County,
found guilty and sentenced to eight
months In jail. In the trial today the
state was represented by District At
torney Chamberlain, Attorney-General
Blackburn and George H. Durham. The
defense was represented by F. P. Mays
and C. M. Idleman.
Placed on Trial for Mnrdcr.
PASCO. Wash., Dec L Oscar Brad
ehaw and William Kellett were placed on
trial in this city today for the murder of
Swede Nelson last July. The men have
been In the county jail at Walla Walla
for safe keeping and were concerned In
an attempted jail break last week.
Fire Protection for Aberdeen.
ABERDEEN. Wash., Dec." L (Special.)
The Common Council has adopted a Are
alarm system, and will enter Into contract
with Coffee & Co., of San Francisco, for
a system to cost J3325. The Council had
already ordered a steam Are engine to cost
CITIZENS' TICKET WINS
SALEM CITY OFFICIALS ELECTED
FOR THIRD TERM.
Republicans Get Two Councllraea
Aatl-Saloon Partr -Ovcrvraelm-Inglr
Defeated In Albany.
SAL.EM, Or., Dec 1. (Specal.) The cltl-
zens ticket was elected today,- with the
exception of two Aldermen. The majori
ties averaged about GO. The men elected
are aa follows:
Mayer C. P. Bishop.
.Recorder N. J. Judah.
Marshal D. TV. Gibson.
Treasurer John Moir
Councilmen First Ward, E. P. Walker,
Citizen; Second, Russell Catlln, Repub
lican; Third, Thomas Sims.-- on both
tickets; Fourth, W. C. Hubbard, "Repub
lican. Of the hold-over Councllmen, Larsen,
Pohle and- Etolz are Republicans, and
Burrows Is a Democrat. The Republi
cans, therefore, hare six out of eight
members of the Council. The election
was a very warmly contested one, and a
large vote was polled. Both the Republi
cans and Citizens had carriages on trie
streets all day, taking voters to. the polls.
Probable Method of Expending the Various Fair Appropri
ations. PORTLAND, Dec. 1. (To the Editor.) A letter from Salem
signed "Inquirer," published in this, morning's? Irene, at''.C9 how the
money "subscribed" in 'Portland and the amount appropriated by the
state and by the United States for the Lewis and Clark Centennial
will be expended. That subscribed by Portland, say between- $100,
C00 and $500,000, will be expended by the' directory of the Lewis and
Clark Exposition having' charge of the enterprise. That appropri
ated by the state will probably be expended by the state commission
appointed for that purpose, which will be provided for In the bill
when Introduced (no bill ha yet been- perfected).
The object of such a bill will be to have even county properly
represented at the Exposition, space being prepared In advance for
each county's exhibit by the state commissioners or .their represent
ative, so that visitors may see what county each particular exhibit
Is from, so that county and ecctlon-of the country from, which it
came may have due credit, making it attractive for the .newcomer,
thereby inducing settlement In the county of hit' choice.
The amount appropriated by Cqngrcro will be expended as- may
be provided In the blil appropriating the same, through United States
Commissioners appointed for that purpose, or otherwise. It Is hoped
it will be used in the erection of suitable buildings and making' ex
hibits of the1 products of our newly acquired possesIont" Alaska,
Hawaii and the Philippine Archipelago. It let difficult to particular
ize. We can better outline our plans and the esope of the Exposi
tion when we secure the appropriation. H. TV; CORBETT,
The Citizens won because of the excellent
record they have made in conducting the
city's affairs during the past four year.
DIMICIC FOR THIRD TERM.
Re-Elected Mayor of Oregon City by
Majority of 150 Votes.
OREGON CITY. Dec. 1. (Special.)
Mayor Grant B. Dlmick was today elected
for a third term by a majority pi ioa-
votes over his opponent, ex-Sheriff John
J Cooke. The election, passed off 'quiet-.
ly, and the total vote -polled was- less,
than a year aco. when DimicK's majority
over his' opponent was over '200.' A great
deal of aulet work was done by the can
didates and their friends, especially on
the flcht tor Councllmen. In the First
Ward Koerner was re-elected over Wal
ter L. Little by a majority of only 14. A
large proportion of the union labor vote,
went to Little, but Koerner's good rec
ord in the Council carried him through by
narrow margin. Councilman Charles
Albright was defeated In the" Second Ward
by Samuel Phelster, by a majority or zu
votes. Phelster was not so well known
as Albright, but polled a strong vote
from the mills, and had the union labor
support behind him.
The total vote today was 593, and Fred
J. Meyer, who was a candidate for re
election as City Treasurer and had no op
position, polled 529 voteE. C. M. Mason
was the victor In the Third ward tor
Councilman, beating J. H. Howard by six
votes. Both men were members of la
bor unions, and their contest was Inter
esting. Mayor Dlmick received a majority
of 62 votes In the First Ward, 66 in the
Second Ward, and 31 in the Third Ward.
The vote by wards follows:
First Ward Mayor Dlmick 147, Cooke
87; Councllmen Koerner 125, Little 111;.
Treasurer Meyer 217.
Second Ward Dlmick 151, Cooke 85;
Councllmen Phelster 123, Aiungnt ioa;
Treasurer Meyer 202.
Third Ward Dlmick 76, Cooke 45; Coun
cllmen Mason 62, Howard 56; Treasuner
"XO LICEXSET' IS BEATEN.
Repnbllcan Tlclset In Albany MUcs
a Clean Sweep.
ALBANY. Or.. Dec. 1: (Special.) The
Albany election resulted, in a clean sweep
for 'the regular Republican ticket In each
ward. Those elected are:
First Ward O. P. Dannals.
Second Ward S. A. Dawson. (
Third Ward A. W. Bowersox. '
In the Second and Third Wards the
Democratic candidates withdrew from the
race, and their names did not appear on
the ticket. In the Third Ward the antl
aloch league's candidate. M. L. Wllmot,
who ran as an independent candidate, re
ceived only 66 votes, to 144 for Mr. Bower
sox. This election makes the Council Re
publican, there being in the new Council
two Democrats, four Republicans and Re
publican Mayor and Recorde'r. The elec
tion is a crushing defeat to the advocates
of no license.
QUIET DAY AT HILLSBojtO.
JIa.i3 Meetln'ff Ticket Succeeds by Biff
HILLSBORO. Or.. Dec. 1. The city elec
tion here was unexciting, the mass meet
ing ticket being elected by a vote of
nearly three to one. The following are
tho successful nominees: Hon. W. N.
Barrett. Mayor; C. T. Beckwlth, Coun
cilman for one year: E. C. Brown, Hon.
L. A. Rood and J. W. Morgan, Council
men for two years; H. Ts Bagley. Re
corder; A. C. Shute, Treasurer. The lowr
est vote for the successful ticket was 123
and the highest vote for the defeated
ticket was .49.
Election at Union.
UNION, Dec 1. (Special.) At the an
nual city election held here today the
following officers were elected: Mayor.
E. W. Davis; Councllmen. Thomas
Brasher, H. J. Schwanberg. A J. Good
brod. H. Blackman; Recorder, J. R.
Oliver; Marshal. John Waldron; Commis
sioner of Streets, Sol Seamans; Treasurer,
Election at Ualscy.
HALSEY. Or.. Dee. L (Special.) The
following city officials were elected today
by big majorities: Mayor, J. A. Steven
son; Recorder. J. C. Standlsh; Treasurer,
M. V. Koontz; Marshal, W. R. Garrett;
Councllmen. A. W. Rector, A. R. Bone,
E. M. Miller, H. Wf Ternan, O. R. Bond,-
E. L. Schrydcr.
OREGON INSANE ASYLUM.
Superintendent's Report Shovrx Thir
teen Decrease for November.
SALEM, Dec. 1. (Special.) The roonth-
ly report x Superintendent J. F.. .Cal-
breath, of the Oregon Insane Asylum,,
shows' a decrease of 13 in the enrollment
during November The decrease is due
rto tho fact that comparatively few pa
tients "Were received during that month.
"Dr. Calbreath reports that a number of
patients have been sick' with typhoid fe
ver, probably due to using Impure water,
but the water- supply has been Improved
and no further Irouble Is expected. The
statistical report shows the following:
Patients October 31 j...... 1265
Received during November .' 16
Escapes returned 2
Eloped , 2
Remaining November 30 ...1252
Officers and employes 152
Average number of patients ...1257
The value of supplies consumed was
J75C9 55; salaries of officers and employes,.
4534 1 2S; total cost jof maintenance, $12,
914 S3: per capita per month, $10 23; per
day, 34 cents.
The board of trustee? of the Asylum to
day made a . call for bids for -furnishing
supplies for the Asylum for the first six
months of 1903.- ' '. .
GRAPES DO WELL AT EUGEXE.
Expert VitlcnTtnrlst Pnvs'a Visit to
EUGENE,. Dec. 1. (Special.) George C.
Husmann. expert vltlculturist. In the em
ploy of the Department of Agriculture,
was here yesterday, making observations
concerning the grape-growing industry.
Although Mr. Husmann made only a short
stay In this city, he said that hls ob
servations, warranted the belief that this
valley was well adapted to the success
ful production of certain .varieties of
grape's. The soil. Is. good and. although
the climate is cool, he Is satisfied the
earlier varieties of grapes should do well.
He had quite a lengthy Interview with
Rev. D. E. Loverldge, who Is the . most
enthusiastic .vltlculturist In this- section,
and found the results of Mr. Loveridge'a
effQrts In this direction, very, satisfac
tory. He will send out samples, of sev
eral early .varieties for trial here, and wlllfl
enaeavor to encourage scientinc grap
culture "more extensively.. " '
To Use Water- of Payette Hirer.
ONTARIO, Or., Dec. 1. (Special.) E.
K. Hayes, of Emmett, Idaho, Is endeav
oring to get the State Land Board of
Idaho to grant him a franchise to open
up the obstructions In Payette River for
the purpose of making It a first-class log
ging stream. In. the face of Mr. Hayes'
proposition is flashed another proposition
by the state contemplating the diversion
of a large per. cent of the waters of the
river for the purpose of .reclaiming the
lower part of Boise Valley. To this end
a party of engineers are now looking up
a route for the canal from the upper
river to the Caldwell canyon on the Boise
side. This canal will be 30 miles long
and about 70 feet wide and 10 feet deep.
To Drive Logs In the Malheur.
ONTARIO. Or., Dec. l.-(Spcdal.)-Mlnnesota
lumbermen are investigating
the Malheur River with a view of driv
ing logs from the upper streams.. In the
event of a satisfactory termination of the
correspondence Investigations more thor
ough examination will bV given the
project and a sawmill erected a mile from
Ontario. The large- body of timber on the
Malheur Is being looked up by the same
men. There are numerous obstructions In
the river at present, necessitating the ex
penditure of 'large sums of money to make
a successful log drive a possibility.
Well KiiOTra In Sontb Bend."
SOUTH BEND, Wash.. Dec. 1. (Spe
cial.) Harry Johnson, mate of the steam
er Reliable who was drowned this morn
ing at the mouth of the Wlllapa River,
near Tokeland, was an old resident o
this county, and was well known here.
Mr. Johnson left two daughters. It- Is
supposed that In falling from the steamer
he was Injured or that the Ice-cold water
caused cramps, as he sank before help
could reach him. As the .tide was begin
ning to ebb. It Is probable that his body
was carried out to sea.
Walla Vaila Bank Deposits.
WALLA WALLA, Wash., Dec. 1. De
cember opens with a good showing for
the banks of this city, as will be readily
seen by the published statements of two
banks doing business here. The third
bank Is not National, and Its statement
cannot be had. According to statements
just published there 'is on deposit in the
two banks mentioned $2,3S6.551 14. the sum
being nearly equally divided between the
Rcnl Estate Lively at Independence.
INDEPENDENCE. Dec. 1. (Speclal.1-
Rural real estate Is changing hands quite
lively in this vicinity for this time
year. Several large deals have been con
summated, and others are being nego
tiated. There seems to be a ccncral im
prsslon that with the Opening of. Spring
there will be quite an Immigration to this
Rnrnl Delivery for Waltuburff.
WAITSBURG, Wash., Dec. 1. A rural
mail route has been established In this
cltv, and carriers will .begin their duties
about January. The route is 24, miles In
length, and takes in nearly all the farms
between Waltsburg and Dixie.
Indian Mnrdcrer Commits SnTclde.
LAKEVIEW. Or.v Dec. 1. (Special.)
Sam Brown, the Indian, who foully mur
dered his squaw last week, hung himself
In his cell with asllk handkerchief to
night while the other prisoners were out
Cntron Refuses an Intcrvleiv.
WALLA WALLA, Wash., Dec 1. (Spc
clal.) Superintendent John B. C'atrOh, of
the Washington State Penitentiary, to
night refused to be Interviewed In regard
to the rumored appointment of F. A. Dry-
den, oi cowutz county, as Ms successor,
Are aa small as homeopathic pellets, and
as easy to taice as sugar, iiveryooaj'
likes them. Carter',, Little .Llver pms
CONVICTED SECOND TIME
bakerVcocnty man. guilty
Jury Ont 36 Honrs Simon 1h,' In Jrne,
- 10OO, Sent Ttvo Youn-TVoraca
BAKER CITY, DcfC. 1. Charles Ed-ward
Slmonls 'has been' convicted the second
time on the charge of attempting to poison
Lena Howell and Nora Wallace. The
jury was out almost 36 hours-
This is one of the most , sensational
oases ever tried In the Clrcul Court of
this county. Slmonis, who lsxa resident
of Eagle Valley, It Is alleged- .was once
the lover of Lena Howell, but the young,
lady discarded him for James .Shultz,
whom she has since married. On June
U, .1900, Slmonis cant two powders by
Nora Smith, one to Miss Howell and the
other to.Nora Wallace,, telling her they
were complexion powders. The girls took
theVppw'desa and suon after becamo vio
lently HI. A doctor was called, and pro
nounced 5 arsenical nelson. Miss Howell
was at the point "pt death for ssveral
days, and at one time the attendants,
thought she was dead. After "suffering
from a long and seveis Illness both girls
Slmonis was arrested and tried in Union .
County. Eatrle "Valley at that time ber i
Insr a nart of Union County. The- first
trial resulted In a hung jury, but later a i
second trial resulted in a conviction and
a sentence of three' years to the peniten
tiary. The case was appealed to the Su
preme Court, where the verdict of the
lower court was reversed. The' trial Just,
concluded is the third time the case has
been tried. Slmonls will be sentenced
NEW POSTOFFICE QUARTERS.
Walla Vnlln Institution InsttaHert In
Fine Nctv Buildup.
WALLA WALLA. Wash., Dec. 1. This
morning the local postofllce opened In tho
fine new building erected by Jaycox &
Co., and leased to the Government for, 10
years at a monthly rental of 5110. Alt day
yesterday a force of men was engaged
In removing the mall and fixtures from
the old. quarters, and promptly on time
the doors .of the new office were thrown
The new fixtures consist of everything
modern in departmental handling of malls,
and the arrangement Is such as to give
both employe and patron every advan
tage, r tve r.unnrea ioct uojea oi laiir
pattern have been Installed, while tho
registry arid money order departments
have been given commodious quarters.
The arrangements made for carriers and
rural delivery men are such as to expe
dite the delivery ot letters considerably
over' the. old plan. Postmaster Brunton,
who has had charge of the fitting" up and
furnishing of the new office, claims to
now have the most modern and elegantly
fitted up postofllce In the Northwest.
KNOCKS THUG DOWN.
North Ynklnm Barber Gets Better of
NORTH YAKIMA. Wffsh.. Dec. 1.
(Special.) J. G. Smith, a barber, was held
up- by a thug while out walking last
night, arid In return he heat the hlghway-
-man until he was almost Insensible and
then took away his revolver.
While Smith was passing along a dark
part of Fourfh street a man stepped out
In front of him, pointed a revolver in his
face 'and demanded his money. Smith
wheeled about in" a moment and hit the
thug a severe blow in the face$ knocking
hlmt down. He took ' the thug's revolver.
and then kicked and beat him-about the.
cetv Smith never thought to"arrest tho
stranger ,and take him to the police- .sta
tion, so the latter disappeared Into dark
ness. Mission Home Robbed of $S8.
NORTH YAKIMA. Dec. l.-(Speclal.)
The Mission Home of Mr. and Mrs. A.
B. Starr, on North First street, was en
tered last night and ?SS taken.
EXCITEMENT IN IDAHO.
Governor Removes State Englncier,
Who Will Fishi for Ponltlon.
SALT LAKE. Dec 1. A special to the
Tribune from Boise. Idaho, says that it
became known today that previous to
starting for Chicago to attend the live
stock show on Saturday Governor Hunt
had removed State Engineer Ross from
office and had apooltned Jnmcs Stephens
of Pocatello, to fill the position. '
This action of the Governor had been
preceded by considerable correspondence
with the State Engineer. In which the
Governor Is Eald to have charged Engineer
Ross with violation of the state law In
making reports directly to the Secretary
of the Interior Instead of to the state
officials. Engineer Rcss, It Is said, Is also
charged by the Governor with seeking to
prevent the carrying out of projects for
the reclamation of lands under the Carey
The case promises to be sensational.
Ross having decided, it Is said, to ignore
the Governor's order for his removal.
BIDS FOR CAVALRY HORSES.
Xinth Cavalry at Wnlln Wnlln Will
Xecd 2T5 Head.
FORT WALuA "WAL-LiA, Wash., Dec. 1.
Bids will be opened this' week for the
purchase of 275 horses for the Ninth Cav
alry. The colored troopers left their
mounts In the Philippines,- and have been
out of the saride for almost half a year.
The construction of stables for the hous
ing of the animals has not yet been au
thorised. Branches of the T. M. C. A. and Chris
tian Kndeavor and Literary will be or
ganized at the garrison.
School for the instruction of enlisted
men in elementary branches will be
opened at Fort "Walla "VVnlla this week.
Chaplain George W, Pri'oleau will be su
perintendent of the school.
HARRY JOHXSOX DROWNED.
Mute on Xnhcottn nnd Sonth Btnil
IIWACO, "Wash.. Dec. L fSpedal.)
Harry Johnson, mate on the steamer Re
liable, the mall boat on tho run between
Nahcotta and South Bend, on Shoalwater
Bay, was drowned this morning at 10
o'clock. Johnson was trying to. open one
of the cabin doors, and. losing his hold,
fell backwards into the water. He floated
until the lifeboat was within 60 feet of !
him. and then sank out of sight. The
body has not been recovered. Johnson j
was a resident of Ilwacp, and ponducted
the Palace .restaurant here last Summer.
BRIDGE MATERIAL ARRIVES.
Rnilrond Structure Over Lewis River
. VANCOUVER, Wash., Dec. 1. (Special.)
The material for the Lewis River draw
bridge, on the Washington & Oregon. Rail
way line, arrived at Kalama todaV, and
will be placed In position Immediately,
and when In will complete the structure.
It Is now assured th,3t trains can be run
into Vancouver .by the first of the year.
Soldier Afisanlter Ilonnd Over.
WALLA WALLA, Wash., Dec. 1.
William Johnsonthe discharged colored,
trooper who assaulted a former comrade
with a razor Filday night, was today
bound over to the Superior Court in the
sum of $r00. He Is charged with assault
with p.- deadly weapon with Intent to com
Jndprc Volvqrton'R ITatlicr 111.
INDEPENDENCE, Dec 1. (Specinl.)
The' father af Supremo Court Justice "Wol-
vcrton is very ill at his home in Mon-
mouth, .and no hopes are entertained fot ,
more than temporary recovery. He isv an
JEROME MAKES A RAID.
, f .
Police Batter Dorrm Steel Doors, Into
' Palatial Gambling Hoaaes.
NEW YORK. l5ec. 1. One of the most
sensational raids ever made in New York
tooK place'last night, when District Attoi
ney Jerome with a strongs force of police
broke Into the palatial establishment said
to have been conducted by Richard Can
field as a gambling house. In 'Forty-fourth
street, a .few doors from Fifth .avenue.
Entrance was effected by smashing In the
.On entering the raiding party-was con
fronted by Mr. Canffeld, who has Just re
turned from a. trip to Providence, R. L.
and who protested that the house was
simply his private residence and that, had
he known that any suspicion of gambling
attached to It, he would have willingly ad
mitted the authorities at any time. A
search of the house showed that the lower
fldors -were vacant and furnished. When
they ascended to the next floor, their at
tention was attracted by a panel wall
"which -was protected with stout steel plat
lng. When this had been battered In, after
about half an .hour's work with a sledge
hammer, the- police say they discovered a
large number of checks, with roulette
wheels and other gambling apparatus.
Canfield and a half dozen men who were
found with him In the house, all of whom
J. were In evening dress, were arrested and
taken to tho police station. The raid was
made on evidence secured by a detective
employed by the District Attorney's office.
It was said tonight that it was doubtful
whether this man could Identify Canfield
as having been concerned In any actual
gambling operations .tn tne house
The raid caused the most Intense ex
citement In the vicinity and enormous
crowds gathered while the polIce- were
breaking' their way In.
The captain of the precinct, in which the
house was located, was Ignorant of the
rriid:'untll all was "over, when he arrived
at the head of a squad of men in time to
escort the wagon containing the captured
paraphernalia hack to the station-house.
That the raid, had been anticipated for
days the police feel certain. The condi
tions indicated that such was the case, for
nowhere In-the entire establishment from
the basement to the fourth floor, on which
are Mr..Canfleld's private apartments, was
there any, sign -of recent use. It was also
considered significant that Mr. Canfiold's
counsel was in the house at the time of
the raid, although Mr. Canflcfd explained
that he. had simply "dropped In for din
Tho raid on Canficld's house had hardly
been flnlshed'ftvhen the police of the Ten
dcrloln precinct descended on the house In
West Thlrtv-thlrd street known as tho
nHouse vrlth the Steel Doors," and reput
ed tb be run as a gambling house by Frank
Farrell. Ladders had been provided to the
second story window, but the steel front
doors were found to be open and no oppo
sltion was made to the entrance of the
police. The lower floors of the house were
found to be magnificently furnished, but
nothing of a suspicious character was dis
covered, until while sounding a Wall on the
top floor, tho police captain discovered a
secret steel door appai'ently serving as a
means of communication with the adjoin
After tho door had been broken down
with axes and crow bars, the police -en
'tered the next house, which they found
to be magnificently furnished from cellar
r to attic and. equipped with roulette wheels
card tables and other gambling appliances
all of which were seized. But two persons
were found In the house, both of whom
wcre..arrestcd. -One was the colored door
man and the other a man whose name was
"unknown, 'but who -was said to be a rela
tive of Frank Farrell.
CLAIMS OF ITALIANS.
Tlieir Government XeROtlatins- Wltn
United States for CoiupcHBritlon.
ROME, T)ec. L In the Chamber of Depu
ties today. Foreign Minister Prlnette an-'
'notinced that Italy was dpenihg negotia
tions -with the. United States with the
view of securing compensation for" the
relatives of Italian Immigrants who have
been killed while employed In America, and
that he hoped to get an. equitable interpre
tation of clause 3 of the existing treaty.
The Italian government, the Minister
said, also Intended to pay a share of the
expenses of any lawsuit undertaken by
Italian subjects in this connection. The
various laws of the different states of the
Union, however, created "difficulties which
cbuld not always be overcome hy the good
will of the Federal Government."
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