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THE MORNING OEEGQNIAN, THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 1903.
STORK HOLDS SWAY
Brings Many "Doorstep" In
fants to Olympia,
ALMOST RAINS BABIES THERE
Incident Are of Sncli Startling: Ra
jldltr That InvaKtlpntlon Is Made
and Responsibility Inld to
dLilPIA, "Wash., Dec 3L (Special.)
The City of Olympia begins the new year
by ritfdlnjr Itself of a peculiar visitation.
All during the year 1502 it has seemed as
If the stork, -whose beneficence Is sup
posed to be responsible for the natural
Increase in population of the country, had
time to go no farther than the doorstep
in Olympia. With startling regularity the
papers of the city have told each month,
and during some periods each week, of
paterfamlllas being called to the front
door In the dark of night only to find an
infant ton the step ready to be taken In.
In nearly every Instance the baby that
arrived was the "first" in the family it
visited. During the latter part of the
year It has almost rained doorstep in
fants, with the result that the Mayor and
Chief of Pclice this week started an in
vestigation. Yesterday the disnenser of the young
guests was located in a Mrs. 2L E. Oades,
the wife of a laboring man living in East
Olympia, When Mayor Lord and Chief
of Police Savage called on Mrs. Oades she
readily 'assumed all responsibility for the
recent visitations. She now has a stock
of four babies on hand, and begged to be
allowed to dispose of at least two of
them, but the city officers were firm and
Insisted that the practice must cease.
Mrs. Oades, according to her own stry,
has a "call" to find homes for homeless
babes, and declares that she has never
yet left a baby at the house of any per
son where there was not one member of
the family who wanted it. As an illus
tration, she says that the last one, which
was left on the front porch of the resi
dence of TV. W. Warren, was deposited
there at the solicitation of Mrs. Warren.
She says Mrs. Warren wanted to adopt
a child, but Mr. Warren did not, and that
Mrs. Warren thought If the child was
left on their porch Mr. Warren would
consent to ' receive It Into the family
She picked one out of the five at Mrs.
Oades. and her selection was accordingly
left on the Warren doorstep, where it
was promptly discovered. This method
of increasing hio family did not appeal
to Mr. Warren, however, and the trouble-
lie started brought about the investiga
tion by the city authorities.
It is believed that Mrs. Oades has
brought most of the Infants from Port
land and Seattle, but at her home there
is no Indication that she has made any
great amount of money in her' transac
tions, though In some quarters there Is
a suspicion that the original providers
of the infants, in some instances, may
have -paid liberally to have them placed
in homes . by Mrs. Oades. The woman
herself says that what sh,e has received
has not paid for the food of the little
ones while they were In her possession.
When visited by the city officials yester
day she was at work on a- washing -which
she said she had taken in to provide
money for the care of the infants then In
that the jury had recommended the prls-. i
oner to the mercy of the court, apparently
not knowing that the Judge could Impose
no other than the death sentence under a
conviction of murder in the first degree.
The petition for commutation, which was
filed December 3, bears the names of all
the members of the Jury.
The Governor also paroled William
Davis, of Walla Walla County, upon rec
ommendation of the penitentiary super
intendent, the trial Judge and the Prose
cuting Attorney. Davis was sentenced
October IS, 1901, to serve five years for as
sault with intent to commit murder.
Another New Year's present from the
Governor was a parole to Miles Crowley,
sentenced from Snohomish County De
cember 13, 1S97. to serve 10 years for man
slaughter. The Governor issued.a requisition on the
Governor of Oregon today for Xhe return
of H. H. Johnson, who is wanted in Kit
sap County for the embezzlement of $637
while agent for the Northern Lumber
LABOR MEETING MONDAY.
Oregon City Carpenter and Palntera
to Discuss Their Grievance.
OREGON CITY, Dec 2L (Special.) To
controvert the assertion by S. S. Mohler
and the Carpenters' Union that Johnson
& Andrews, against whom charges were
preferred for subletting a painting con
tract to Mohler, who Is a nonunion man.
were declared unfair .without investiga
tion. Federal Labor Union has invited
the painters' union, by whom the original
charges were preferred, the carpenters'
union, which turned down the charges
by tabling them, and S. S. Mohler, the
nonunion painter who has really been the
cause of the difficulty, to be present at a
recrular meeting of Federal Labor Union
next Monday night and present to the
members the story In Its various lignts.
N'eir Year Festivities.
The old year went out here tonight with
the firing of guns and the blowing of
horns. Watch parties were held at sev
eral houses and at the Young Men's
Christian Association, where two games of
basket-ball were played between the Che
halls Athletic Club, of Chehalls, and the
senior team of the Y. M. C. A. The
Juniors of the association played tho Boys'
Brigade team, from Sunnyslde. isew
Year's will be observed quietly tomorrow.
Many of the stores will bo kept open for
tho transaction of business. All of tho
public offices will be closed, including
the banks. Land Office, Courthouse and
City Recorder's ofllce.
ConfrrcRntlonnl Chnrcb. Report.
The annual business meeting of the Con
gregational Church was held last night
and 14 reports from as many departments
were read. The financial reports showed
that over JG00 was paid 'during the year
for the final liquidation of the church
debt. In the treasury there Is a surplus
of nearly $150. Tho resident membership
has also materially Increased. The offi
cers whose terms had expired were all
re-elected, and are: Mrs. F. F. White,
clerk; Mrs. T. L. Charman, treasurer; C.
H. Dye and Mrs. H. C. Stevens, trustees.
H. Dye was re-elected superintendent
of, the Sunday school for his sixth year.
Rev. E. 5. Bollinger, tne pastor, win soon
enter on his fifth year of service. AH of
the relations of the church are harmo
nious and happy.
Receipts of Connty Cleric's Office.
The receipts of the County Clerk's office
for the year 1902 were $2356 45. For the
month of December they were $1S6 30, and
for November $282. The receipts for De
cember, 1901, were ?143 25.
Several tons of dirt came tumbling down
in the rear of the Methodist Church this
afternoon, where excavating has been
done to provide for the construction of a
store building under the church. The
cave-in came from underneath, and was
caused by seepage. A retaining wall will
be constructed at once In order that a'
further fall of earth may be avoided.
APPEAL TO SUPREME COURT.
Plaintiff In Case of 'V right vs. City
ASTORIA, Dec. 3L (SpeclaU-The plain
tiffs In the case of Charles Wright et ai
vs. the City of Astoria, which was recent
ly decided In the Circuit Court in favor of
the defendant, have taken, an appeal to
the State Supreme Court. The suit was
brought to restrain 'the city from improv
ing two blocks on Thirty-fourth street.
and about two weeks ago Judge McBrlde
sustained a demurrer to the complaint,
ordered the' complaint dismissed and the
injunction, which had previously been
granted, dissolved. m The appeal is based
on the allegation that the court erred In
dismissing the complaint and dissolving
the Injunction before an answer to tho
demurrer had been filed. The Injunction,
which- -was granted -when the suit was
filed, was aealnst the eltv. but made no
mention of the contractor to whom the
contract had been let, so the improvement
work proceeded without Interruption and
was completed several weeks ago.
Funeral' of John A. Devlla.
The funeral of .the late John A. Devlin,
of this' city, who died In Sa;n Francisco
Monday, will be held from the cajthedral
at Portland, Friday morning, The serv
ices will, be conducted by Archbishop
Christie, assisted .'by Father1 Lane, pag
tor of St. Mary's Catholic Church, of this
city, and Interment will be In Mount Cal
vary cemetery. A large number of the
friends of the deceased from Astoria will
attend the funeral.
Epidemic pi Scarlet Fever.
There is quite an epidemic of scarlet
fever. in: Astoria, and about 15 cases, most
ly iunbiig; school children, .are now in ex
istence rrhe olty schools will not be
opened 4-af ter the holiday vacation until
next'-Monday, and the board Is seriously
contemplating keeping them closed for a
lew prepks "longer, or until the contagion
has -entirely 'disappeared;
Selalcr Is Hcd Vp.
A. D. Gillott, a soldier from Vancouver
Barracks, arrived in this city yesterday.
en route to Fort Canby on a visit, and late
last night, while walking on Commercial
street, near Seventeenth, was held up by
footpads andat the muzzle of a revolver
was relieveaof $30 in cash and a gold
watch. The police have a good descrip
tlon. of the two men, but they have not
yet been captured. This is the first gen
ulne hold-up that, has happened In Asto
ria in several years.
Ho Trace of Lost Man.
No trace lias yet been found of. the
"whereabouts- of G. A. Stlnson, -who disap
peared last Friday evening. The beach
along the city front has been carefully
searched at low water, but the body was
not found. It now appears that the man
fell Into the river and that his body is now
In deep water.
Committed to the Asylnm,
William H. Geddes was arrested last
evening on the charge of Insanity and
was- today committed to the State Asylum
by the County Examining Board. He Is
resident of Jewell, 22 years of age and
married. He is very violent at times and
Imagines that people want to kill hlra. He
was taken to Salem this evening.
COMMUTES DEATH SENTENCE.
Governor McBrlde Presents Kew
Year's-Gift to A. P. Yance.
OLYMPIA, Wash., Dec 31. (Special.)
The death sentence imposed upon A.
Vance, who was to have been hanged
January 8, was today commuted to life
imprisonment by Governor AlcBnae.
Vance is the Eatonvllle blacksmith who
on September 20, 1901, shot and killed
Charles F.. Franklin, a farmer. He was
convicted' of murder In the first degree in
Pierce County November 13. 190L Whll
the murder was unprovoked, the fact that
the two men had previously been friends,
ind that Vance was under the influence
af liauor at the time, gave weight to the
:onteritka of his.. friends that the murder.
was unpremeditated. Another weighty
reason for the commutation was the fact
IDAHO WILL HELP FAIR
GCVERXOR MORRISOX WILL URGE
Director Miller, of the lOOS Exposi
tion, Is 31 neb. Pleased "With Ills
Visit to Boise.
BAKER CITY5. Or., Dec 3L (Special.)
Hon. O. L. Miller, 'director of the Lewis
and Clark Centennial, returned from Boise
City this morning. Mr. Miller visited
Botee and called on Governor-elect J."T.
Morrison and other prominent citizens
in the interest of an appropriation on the
part of the state for the Lewis and Clark
Fair. Governor Morrison assured Mr. Mil
ler that he would take pleasure In rec
ommending the matter to the Legislature,
and would urge a liberal appropriation.
In conversing with state officers and other
prominent citizens, it was the consensus
Dr. Guy Carleton Lee, the Johns
kins students have formally submitted
proposal looking to the Inauguration of
a series of annual contests, the first to
occur here In April, the tariff preferred
as a subject. If It is decided to agree to
three debates. Dr. Lee expresses a desire
to have the jiext meeting take place at
Baltimore and the third at a point to be
determined by lot.
The. challenge will be considered by the
Stanford Debating League at the opening
of the new semester, January 6.
Sfil-HAY SCARCE AT YAKIMA!!
ALFALFA IX STACK HARD TO GET
AT TWELVE DOLLARS A TON.
FOR BETTER MAIL SERVICE.
Vancouver to Be Given Four Malls
a Day From Portland.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Dec. 3L (Spe
cial.) Postmaster Du Bols has made ap
plication for increase of the mall service
between Portland and Vancouver. The
request ha3 been recommended to be es
tablished by the chief clerk of the rail
way mall service, and will doubtless be
established. This will, when established,
glve Vancouver four malls per day. one
every 2 hours, and will greatly facilitate
postal business here. Mr. Du Bols has
also requested that all star routes leaving
Vancouver bp arranged so that mails leave
this city in the early morning. There are
several routes out of here that lea.ve at
JOHN WOLYERTON DEAD.
FOR BEET-SUGAR FACTORY.
Large Establishment to Be Erected
at Idaho Falls.
SALT LAKE, Dec 3l A special to the
Tribune from Logan, Utah, says: Soren
Hansen, a local capitalist, has Just re
turned from th East, where he has been
making arrangements for the establish
ment of a sugar factory at Idaho Falls,
Idaho. Mr. Hansen says that a prominent
sugar-machinery, manufacturing firm has
agreed to rect one of the moat complete
plants In the West, providing It is ex-
emDtcd from taxation. If this arrange
ment can be made, the factory will be
erected at once.
Astoria Xctts Notes.
ASTORIA, Or., Dec 3L (Special.) The
cases against Bernard Llndenberger and
Samuel Schmidt, arrested several months
ago on informations sworn to by the State
Fish Warden, charging violations of the
fishing law by having sturgeon In their
possession during the closed season, were
called In the Circuit Court yesterday.
Pleas of not guilty were entered and de
murrers filed and set for argument the
first day of the February term.
Mrs. Catherine Feeley died at her resi
dence In this city this morning of paraly
sis, after a protracted Illness. She was
years of age, a native of Ireland, and
had resided in Astoria for the past 21
years, and left, besides five grown chil
dren, a large circle of friends. Her fu
neral will he held Thursday morning from
St. 3Iary's Catholic Church.
George A. Stlnson. an old resident of
the city and sr blacksmith by trade, has
been missing since last Friday evening,
and, although a thorough search has been
made, no trace of him can be found. It
is now believed that he fell into the river
and was drowned. He was last 'seen abodt
10 o'clock Fridaynight fcear the water
front, when ho was under- the influence
of liquor and -hardly able to take care of
himself. A reward of foO has been of
fered for the recovery of his body by
Seaside Lodge, No. 12, A. O. U. W., of
whfch' he 'was a member.
Advertising Swindler Arrested.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 3L Charged
with swindling advertisers In Seattle. Los
Angeles, San Francisco and Portland, for
sums aggregating 4200,000, George Hayes,
alias George Norton, is In the city prison
charged with uttering a fictitious instru
ment He has several confederates, it
is said, and while working In league with
them the police claim he has obtained
large sums of money from many proml
nent firms on the Coast, the extent of his
operations, it is said, aggregating several
hundred thousand dollars.
Is Held Under $800 Bonds.
WALLA WALLA, Wash., Dec 31,
Scotty Anderson, colored, was given pre
llmlnary examination in the Justice Court
toaay on a cnarge oi assauu wun a aeiiir
ly weapon with intent to commit murder
He is held under bonds In the sum of $o00,
Ed Palmer, the bootblack who received
four vicious thrusts from Anderson'
knife Christmas eve, has almost fully re-
Yakima Land Oflce Filings.
NORTH YAKIMA Dec. 3L (SpecIaL)-
Durlntr the month of December 59 home
stead filings were made in the North
Yakima Land Ofllce There were also 14
stone and timber claims, and four desert
claims. Nearly all the homesteads taken
up are in the Horse Heaven wheat .coun
try. There is considerable open land yet
in -that district, but at tho present rate of
filing it will not "be long before it is all
Oflccru Woman's Relief Corps..
THE DALLES, Or.. Dec 3L (Special.
At the yearly election of the Woman
Relief Corps, held In this city last even
Ing, the following officers were chosen for
the ensuing year: President. Mrs. Biancne
Patterson; senior vice-president, Mrs. Jes
sie McArthur: Junior vice-president, Mrs,
Carrie Brownell; captain, Mrs, Ella
Grimes; secretary, Miss Anna Stubllng
treasurer, Mrs. Belle Burger.
Bayers Sconr the Country In Vain
Scnrcltr Due to Great Number of
Sheep There for Feeding:.
NORTH YAKIMA. Dec 31. Alfalfa hay
has Jumped up to $12 a ton In the stack
and la hard to get at that price. Buyers
are here by the hundreds scouring the
country over and making all kinds of
offers for hay, but very little of it is
changing hands. Such' a condition never
before existed In tho Yakima Valley and
what the end will be no one can tell. There
et remains thousands of tons In the
hando of the farmers, who are eitAier hold
ing out for higher prices or are holding
to feed to their own stock.
The main cause of the big demand Is
on account of the large number of sheep
and cattle that have been brought to thla
alley from Oregon for Winter feeding
and the cold snap that has been on for
month. Those stockmen who came here
without first having a good supply bought
now have a hard time getting sufficient
to feed them through and It Is feared that
the price will go so high that all the
profits of the sheep will go Into feed.
Nearly 00 carloads of hay have already
been shipped out of the valley, but this
Is only a drop In the bucket to what Is
raised here. Cold weather Is staring the
stockmen In the face and those who are
short on feed may lose considerable
money. v Their loss, however. Is to the
advantage of the farmer, who Is now dic
tating prices Instead of the buyers as in
FATHER OF JUDGE C. E. WOLVERTON, OF THE OREGON SU
MONMOUTH, Or., Dec 31.- (Special.) After a lingering Illness of sev
eral weeks, John Wolverton passed quietly away at 10:30 o'clock on the
evening of December 30. Mr. Wolverton was born December" 4, 1822, near
Mount Pleasant, Hamilton County, O. At the age of 17, with his parents,
he moved ,to Illinois. He remained thero one year, then moved to Iowa.
In 1S45 he married Miss Mabel J. Nealey, with -whom he came to Oregon in
1E53. He located in Polk County some eight miles south of Monmouth,
where he had constantly resided, except for a few years spent in Mon
mouth. Mr. Wolverton was the father of seven children W. M. Wolverton, of
Cascade, B. C; Justice C E. Wolverton, of Sa?em; Rev. Bruce Wolverton,
of Portland; A. P. Wolverton, of Spokane; Mrsl Dr. J. C. Byrd, of Spo
kane; Otis A., of Monmouth, and Grant S., of Spokane.
Though not 'a man of public affairs in a large way, yet his influence
was always in the direction of bettering the condition of the county and
state at large. Moderate in his counsels, careful in his Judgment, con
servative in his acts, he was alw ays a safe and trusted friend. He took a
leading part in the founding of Christian College, being always ready with
his means and helpful with his kind acts. He was a sincere friend of edu
cation for the people. He was for many years a leading member of the
Christian Church. His familiar face and kind words will be greatly missed
of opinion that provision should be made
In the same bill for Idaho's participation
In the St Louis Fair of 1904 and the Port
land Fair of 1905. This will be .done, and
Mr. Miller was given to understand that
part of the St. Louis appropriation
would be set apart for the Lewis and
Clark Fair, and all of the nonperishable
exhibits of the state at St Louis will be
sent to Portland.
NORMAL NUMBER OF DIVORCES.
XotTritlmtnnrtins: All Is Not Lovqly In
Marlon Connty Families.
SALEM. Dec 3L (Special.) While do
mestic felicity Is not what it might be in
Marlon County, still the percentage of di
vorce proceedings is nominal, amounting
for the six months ending today to only
5.31 per cent of the marriage licenses Is
sued for the same period. County Clerk
Roland has complied statistics showing
that for the first six mcuiths of his present
term of office and covering the time from
July 1 to December 31, there were issued
from his office lo4 marriage licenses, while
in that time 29 suits for divorce were In
stituted in the equity department of the
Circuit Court for this county. Some of the
divorce suits are still pending In Judge
SENDS STANFORD A CHALLENGE.
Joans Hopkins University Anslona
to Debate WItk Cnlifornln.
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Cal., Dec
31. The first challenge to an intercollegl
ate debate to be received by a Western
University from an institution of the At
lantlc seaboard has come to Stanford from
the Johns Hopkins University. Through
noon, on which a morning mall would
much improve the service. The Postmas
ter at Washougal has also recommended
that the mall for that postofflce leave
Vancouver In the morning, Instead of at
noon, as at present
Lively Bidding? at Land Sale.
ST. HELENS, Or., Dec. 31. (Special.)
Very few parcels of property were left
after the delinquent tax sale yesterday to
be taken In by the county. On some tracts
there was lively bidding, and offers of 40
and 50 per cent Interest were knocked
down to S, 10 and 12 per cent. Hez Caples,
County Commissioner of Cowlitz County,
Washington, bid In the large holdings as
sessod to Dolph, Prescott & Oakes in
Columbia City. Several Portland brokers
were represented, and local parties bid in
small lots. A few parcels were bid in
without any Interest being specified. Lots
In Vernonla, assessed principally to Port
land parties, brought good rates of In
Transports to Be Laid Up.
S.VN FRANCISCO. Dec 31. The trans
port Warren Is expected to arrive Friday
from Seattle. She will be laid up with the
other discarded troopships and as soon as
good anchorage ground can be found for
them all of the Idle transports except the
Kllpatrick will go up the Sacramento
River, to He In fresh water. The Kllpat
rick is to be kept near as a reserve ship,
The Sumner is being stripped and may at
any time be turned over to the Navy.
Coins; to Memphis r
Before starting call up O. R. & N. ticket
office and ask about the new tourist car
service via Denver. Kansas City and sat
Louis. City ticket ofllce. Third ana asn
BUTTERMAKER WHOSE PRODUCT WON
GOLD MEDAL AT HILLSBORO.
ALBANY. Or.. Dec 31. (Spec
ial.) M. McCrosky. who waa
awarded the gold medal at the
annual meeting of the State
Dairy Association for the cham
pion butter maker of the state,
did his first work with the Rose
wood Elgin Butter Company, of
Rosewood, O. In January, 1900,
Mr. McCrosky came to Oregon
and entered tho service of the
Albany Creamery Association at
their skimming station at Tan
gent After a short time he ac
cepted a position as butter
maker at the Salem creamery,
where he remained until 1201.
when he re-entered the service
of the Albany Creamery Associa
tion as butter-maker at Albany.
Mr. McCreeky gives the1 follow
ing story of how the prize butter
was made, he having kept all
"The milk, none of which was
rejected, was skimmed at 5 de
grees; also the hand separator
cream received that day was put
in. and when through skimming
the temperature was i0 degrees.
TELLS OF EVENING CEREMONIES.
Witness In Tlncler Case Tells of
Wenrlnp; Sheets Over Clothes.
SAN DIEGO. Cal.. Dec 31. Witness
Freeman In the Tlngley-Tlmes case to
day described the morning and evening
ceremonies, substantially as thoy have
been described y other persons. He said
that In attending some of thdxn, the nien
wore sheets draped about their bodies and
over some of their other clothes. The
witness said he wore his sheet over his
clothing, except his coat, and that they
were draped about him by his mother.
He wore white stockings over his socks
and sandals. Freeman continued that he
attended what was called a "symposium,"
and which consisted of addresses by stu
dents. Those who attended, ho said, lay
upon rugs that were spread on the floor.
Freeman was asked to state why he went
to Point Loma, but he was not permitted
Dorothy Gird, a 13-year-old girl, who.
with her 15-year-old sister, was at Point
Loma for a time, testified that she got
up early in the morning and sat with the
others while the sun rose. "We sat in
silence," she said, "and then went to
"Did you have enough to eat?" asked
"No, sir," answered the child.
Other answers along this line were ex
cluded on objections. "Were you told
that Mrs. TIngley knew everything, and
that if you told a He your tongue would
rot In your " mouth?" asked Mr. Hun
sakers. The court sustained the plaintiff's
objection to the answer, remarking: "Any
further questions along this line will not
be permitted by the court"
The cross-examination of Miss Matilda
Kratzer, who testified that sho was over
worked as housemaid at Point Loma, was
begun this morning. She said that money
was not paid to the Institution for the
maintenance of herself or her mother, and
that she was expected to do some work In
return for education. She was certain that
15 minutes twice a week waa all the time
that she-had to practice upon the piano.
Giving an account of her time from morn
ing until night, the witness Justified her
original statement that she was kept
P. 'SHARKEY Sl SON
, Manufacturers of Highest Grade
Office and Factory: 180-152 Union Avenue, East Side.
'Phone, Scott 994.
DEATH OF A MINING MAN.
James Hutchinson, Well Known In
Western Mining: Circles.
BOISE, Idaho, Dec 31. -James Hutchin
son, ,ex-manager of the Trade Dollar
mines' at Silver City, Idaho, died at 9:20
tonight, having been stricken with apo
plexy during the afternoon. Mr. Hutchin
son was 65 years of age and was widely
known through the West as a mining
man. For 20 years he was superintendent
of the Gregory and Aspen In Colorado,
and In 1?9 he was appointed State Mine
Inspector for Colorado. In 1S93 he took
charge of the Trade Dollar property, and
remained as manager until failing health
obliged him to resign a few weeks ago.
Mr. Hutchinson was a native of Cornwall,
and is survived by five children.
k Z. T. Richardson, of Sannysldc.
SUNNYSIDE. Wash., Dec 3L (Special.)
Zachary Taylor Richardson died last
nlsht from apoplexy after an Illness of
one day. He -was separated from his fam
ily, consisting of wife and two sons, liv
ing somewhere In the Eastern States.
Jailer Is Caught by Prisoner, but He
RED LODGE, Mont., Dec. 31. Lew Wal
lace. Will Countryman and Jess Lindsay,
the three men In Jail here on. suspicion
of holding up the Brldger Bank, made a
bold but unsuccessful attempt to escape
tonight As Jailer Smith passed the coffee
through the door of the cage, Wallace
sprang forward and grabbed him with
both hands. The two other men started
to catch him from behind. Smith took In
the situation at once. He broke loose
from Wallace, sprang or foil backward
and slammed the door. Wallace tried to
get his arm Into the opening, and nar
rowly missed losing one of his hands.
TO CLOSE SEASON'S BUSINESS.
Fruit Association of Ashland Enjoys
Very Prontnble Year.
ASHLAND, Or., Dec 31. (Special.) At
a meeting of the board of directors of the
Ashland Fruit Association held yesterday.
steps toward closing up the past season's
business were taken. Tho directors Issued
a call for a meeting of the association's
stockholders to be held January 13, at
which time It Is announced a dividend of
10 per cent will be paid on their stock.
The season has been the most profitable
one In the association's history.
M. McCrosky, of Albany.
About G per cent of buttermilk starter was added; and the cream was
held at that temperature for eeven hours. It was then cooled down to
60 degrees by using Ice in the cream. The temperature next morning was
52 degrees, and cream was churned at this. Butter-color was used. The
time occupied In churning was .one hour. Butter was washed once In
-water at 5S degrees and salted, using one dunce of salt to .every pound of
butter, and Anally worked by giving churn 26 revolutions."
Taxation Reduction Not Granted.
BOISE, Idaho, Dec. 31. (Special.) Judge
Stewart today decided In favor of defendants-
In the case of the American Mining
Company and Hauser & Holter vs. the
County Commissioners of Washington
County, acting as a board of equalization,
affirming the action of tho latter In re
fusing to reduce the assessment on min
ing property owned by the plaintiffs In the
Seven Devils country. The property was
assessed by the County Assessor at WTO,
000. but the company refused to pay taxes
on that valuation, claiming the property
was not worth that sum. They applied
to the Board of Equalization for a reduc-
tlori, but that body refused to act.
Land to Go to Uljcbest Bidder.
OREGON CITY, Or., Dec. 31. (Special.)
At 9 A. M. on the 10th of last May Wal
ter Williams and Joseph A. Collie offered
to enter the northeast quarter of section
24, T. T S., R. 7 W.i In Polk County, at the
local Land Office. Williams' filing was
allowed and subsequently applied to trans
mute Into a cash entry. Thereupon Col-
11a n!d an anneal. The assistant Commls
sloner now decldcs'that the land shall go
to the highest bidder.
All Nljjht Lights for Dallas.
- DALLAS. Or., Dec 31. (SpecIaL) Be
ginning with the first day of the new
New Year Greeting
For the thirteenth time, we appear to you on New Tear's day to extend
the glad hand, and, with our 2S employes, thank you who have made It
possible for us to gain our present position In ibis field. The business that
was started 13 years ago In a woodshed at West Park and College streets
has grown until recognized by all, and occupies floor space of more than
8000 square feet, and furnishing employment to from 25 to 40 persons.
1 Thnnking you again, we are, very truly,
E. H. Moorehoose & Company
34-35 FREMONT STREET.
20 TO 33 FIRST STREET.
110-112 JACKSON STREET.
TATUM & BO WEN
Sawmill, Woodworking and Mining
Machinery, Engines, Boilers and
Pumps, Steel Logging and Contractors' t
Engines, Hoe Chisel-Tooth Saws,
Frictionless Metal, Albany Grease,
Wood Split Pulleys, Leather
and Rubber Belt and all Mill Supplies.
WE CARRY THE LARGEST STOCK OF MACHINERY AND
SUPPLIES ON THE PACIFIC COAST. PLANS AND
SPECIFICATIONS FOR POWER AND MILL PLANTS
OF ANY CAPACITY
130 SIXTH STREET, Opp. Oregonian
Furniture, Furniture, Couches and Iron Beds.
The clearance sale we arenowbeginninghas
never before been run by a furniture house.
WE ARE OFFERING BARGAINS IN FUR
NITURE. If you have ever had a bargain come'
and get it duplicated.
year, this city will inaugurate an all
night Bystem of electric lights. A con
tract has been entered Into by M. M.
Elils, proprietor of the Dallas plant, and
the City Council, whereby the city will
have several now arc lishts placed on
its streets, and both arc and Incandescent
circuits will burn nil night. Much satis
faction Is expressed by the citizens over
the proposed change.