ltr THE MOKN12SQ OKiSGONIAN, FKIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1903. ED WHITE KILLED Escaped Convict Meets Death Near Eddyville. WOUNDED. HE ENDS HIS LIFE b- nl Monday, when the jury recon ' I venes. If at alt. Deputy Sheriff Warnock Shoots Htm ThrooBh the Body To ATOld Cop tare White Fires n Rallet Into Ills Drain. COItVALLIS. Feb. 5. (Special.) In a desperate encounter Ed White, the con vict who recently escaped fiom the Ore gon penitentiary, was killed near Eddy ville yesterday. After receiving n shot through the body from a Winchester rifle la the hands of Deputy Sheriff Robert Warnock. While turned his -caIlber Colt's revolver to his own forehead and Fent-a ball Into his brain. lie died Ave minutes afterward. The body passed through Corvallls todiy on tho way to the penitentiary. The encounter happened in the vicinity of Robert Warnock's house. After the encounter Sunday, White crossed Alsea Bay to Lutjens and traveled north and cast. Monday night he spent In a barn owned by Charles Bruner, and Tuesday was seen In the Chitwood Echoolhouse, from which he was driven by persons who were going there to hold a meeting. From there he went eastward up the river, where he obtained breakfast at a farmhouse. His whereabouts had become known to officers, and they were In pur suit. Wednesday he pas.yd down the Yaqulna River to the viciniry of the War nock farm. There,, while parsing up the railroad track with Section Foreman Hewitt on a handeir, Robert Warnock observed a man answering White's de scription on the county road. When ho noticed the handcar and Its occupants the convict proceeded to secrete, himself In the brush near. The handcar passed on a dlstince of 150 yards beyond White, when Warnock alighted and returned to the place where the convljt had disap peared. Within a few minutes White was discovered moving along in the lane lead ing past Warnock's house. The house was only about 90 yards distant from the convict's late hiding place, and a horse was tied to the fence In front. Warnock at once ordered the convict to halt and throw up his hands. White turned quick ly and 'presented his revolver as If to shoot. Warnock at once leveled his Win chester, and, without firing his revolver. White turned and nn toward the horse. Warnock opened lire, the, llrst shots being for the purpose of inducing the fugitive to halt. White, however, ran to the horse and lost several seconds in untying the anlmaL Then he attempted to mount, when a ball from the officer's rifle pissed through his clothing. Then White, has tily changing his plan, left the horse and started to run to the barn near the War nock house. He had gone but a short distance when a ball from the Winchester stopped his flight. It entered the small of the back, and White staggered and dropped to his knees. While in this posi tion he placed the muzzle of his revolver ji-nlnst his forehead and pulled the trig ger. . ithln a few minutes Sheriff Ross, who had also been in pursuit, tolned Warnock. When the officers reached him White was still alive, but he died five minutes after wards. When reached he was lying on f his face. His right hand, with thumb on 1 the, trigger, grasped the handle, and his left held the muzzle of his rcvorver. Just as he clasped the weapon when he took his own life. His hat lay near by. and was burning at the point where it had been set on Are by the discharge of the revolver. The body was taken to Eddyville. where a Coroner's Inquest was held. The ver dict exonerated the deputy Sheriff from all blame and found that the fugitive came to his death by gunshot wounds in flicted by Warnockand by his own hand. Identified by Superintendent Lee. ALBANY. Feb. 5. Special.) Today SKerlff Ros's, of Lincoln County, brought the body of Ed White to Albany, where Superintendent Lee, of the penitentiary. met Sheriff Ross and Identified the re mains as those of tho escaped convict. The body was taken to Salem this after noon. Was Serving Sentence for Burglary, SALEM. Or.. Feb. 5. (SneclaU-Super- intendent Lee, of the State Penitentiary, and Sheriff J. H. Ross, of Lincoln County, arrived In Silem this afternoon from Eddyville, Lincoln County, with the body of E. J. White, the escaped convict. White was 26 years old and was re ceived at the prison from.-coos county in 1S9 under sentence of 15 years for bur glary. He gained the confidence of the officials and was soon made trusty. Dur ing the recent spell of typhoid fever at the institution. White served as hospital steward, and It was while working In that capacity that he succeeded In evad ing the officers. The mother of the deceased man. who lives at Bandon, has been notified, and until she is heard from no disposition will oe maua ul uie uuuj-. OVERCOME BY TTJXJTEL GAS. Great Northern Crew and Passengers Have Serious Tronblc, SEATTLE, Feb. 5. A special to the Post Intelligencer from Everett says: Great Northern passenger train No. 4, known as the eastbound overland, stuck in the Cascade tunnel last night about midnight and ten passengers in the sleep ers and five members of the train crew were more or less seriously affected by gas. No deaths have been reported at the division superintendent s office here. The train left this city at 9:15, on time last night. A helper Is used to pull It' through-the Cascade tunnel. On the west' ern slope of the tunnel, from soma cause or another, the train stuck, ana the help ing engine broke away. It was run back. recoupled and broke away a second and third time. On the third breakaway. En gineer Freeman ran the helper through to the east end of the tunnel. Conductor Weston and the fireman were both uncon bcIous when the mouth of the tunnel was reached. When It was .found that the helper was not going toreturn, the, train was backed out and run to Wellington. Engineer Sheerer, of the main crew, hlsli i t... . . jueuuui miu liei&u uia&uuui aim ten pas sengers were more or less, though not dangerously, overcome by the gas. The whole time the overland was In the tun nel, as stated by the Great Northern of fice here; was about 30 minutes. The helper later returned and the train was pulled through the tunnel all right with' the same crew. COUNTRY WINS OUT. Out Pass Fitepntrlcfc's BIU With Narrow Majority. BOISE. Idaho, Feb. 5. (Special.) In the House Fltzpatncics Din placing EQ per cent qf all moneys collected for liquor 11- Holy Cross Hospital, In this city. Ho censes Into the general school fund was I was brought down from his home in Og strenuously opposed In committee of the I den late last night and hurried to the whole, the recommendation that It pass being carried by only two majority. It was strictly a fight between country, and city, and the country won. The unfortu nate condition of many country schools was undisputed by 'the opponents of the bill, but they claimed the relief provided In the bill was Infinitely small compared with the harm wrought In city school districts. Under the present law one-half the money collected from saloon licenses goes Into the treasury of the district where the license Is collected, the other half being devoted to roads and other purposes. ONE MISSING GRAND JUROR. Rat Seattle Proaccntor Says Gnllty Will Not Escape. SEATTLE. Feb. 5. Prosecuting Attor ney Scott has about come to the conclu sion that Andrew Blacklstone. the grand Juror, who was given permission to leave the city during this week, will not return Scott states that the jury will continue working with the 14 remaining members. and that. If indictments returned are at tacked, he will brine all persons charged to trial by filing Informations against them on the evldenco found by the grana jurj. Several Indictments are ready to be re turned when the jury meets Monday. FIGHT OX niGIIT-IIOUR DILI.. Idnlio Senate Recommend Meaiurc for 2lnc nnil 3I11U. BOISE. Idaho. Feb. 5. In the Senate to day the committee recommended the pass age of the Ballantlne eight-hour bill. There has been a great deal of discussion of similar measures in both branches of the ' .J".1 "",r;,.: ' " . " to defeat such legislation. The Ballantlne bill pro-Idcs that eight hours shall con stitute a day's work In underground mines and reduction works. Oldent Moutnnn I'Innecr Dead. SALT LAKE, Utah. Feb. 5. A special to the Tribune from Helena, Mont., says: J. W. Patrick, the oldest Montana pio neer. Is dead at Augusta, Mont., aged 1. Patrick was born In the same county as President Lincoln, and In the same year. and was a schoolmate of the martyred President. He came to Montana from St. Louis in 1K6, and later engaged In freight ing across the Plains, making 40 trips from St. Louis to the West before rail roads were built. In 1S16 he Joined Price's Brigade, and participated in the battle of Buena Vista, Mexico, and In 1S13 Joined In the rush to California. Later he was employed by the Northern Pacific as guldo. and came to Helena In 1S72. Astoria Marine Notes. ASTORIA. Or.. Feb. 5. (Special.) The barkentlne Omega -cleared at the custom house today for San Francisco with a cargo of 675.000 fee of lumber, which was loaded at Knappton. The barkentlne Mary Winkleman. which was damaged yesterday morning by strik ing the Morrison-street bridge, arrived down the river this morning In tow of the steamer Ocklahoma. The only dam age to the vessel Is to ber mlzzen top mast, and her master has decided not to delay his sailing on that account, as he does not feel that It will Interfere with the sailing qualities- sufficiently to war rant his waiting for the repairs to be made. Accidents at Astoria. ASTORIA. Feb. 5.-(SncclaL-John Pur- alneen, while working at the Clatsop mill yesterday afternoon, had his right hand caught In a planer and mashed to above tho wrist. An effort Is being made by the physicians to save his hand, but It Is hardly possible that it will be successful. In any event the man will not have the full use of the hand again. George Bush, Jthe young man who was brought In from Svensen yesterday ser iously Injured by being struck In the head with the limb of a falling tree, died this afternoon without having recovered con sciousness. Deathblow to Woman Snftrnge BUTTE, Mont., Feb. E. A Helena spe cial says Woman suffrage received Its deathblow In the. Senate today as far as the Eighth Legislative Assembly Is concerned. By a lA - ote of 16 to 10, the committee of the whole decided to report the bill back for indefinite postponement. When the bill cmdc up for final action by the Senate It met Its llnal defeat. 16 Senators voting for indefinite postponement, while ten voted against this. In the matter of politics there were six Democrats who voted for the women and only four Republicans. Freights Crash Together In Fob;. SEATTLE, Feb. 5. Jn a rear-end col lision between two Great Northern freight trains on Railroad avenue, near the foot of Bell street, this morning, Thomas Morris, engineer of switch engine So. 30, was killed, and Fireman J. S. was telescoped, and Is nearly a total wreck. So far as can be ascertained the collision was not the fault of the crew In charge of either train. The heavy fog which over hung the bay prevented the engineers from seeing the length of a car aneaa. Shoots Ills Wife's Faramonr. BUTTE. Mont.. Feb. 5. Walter W. Brooks, a local bartender, found his wife and Emery Chevrler, a barber. In a room In a dubious bouso early this morning and shot Chevrler down. He gave him. self up today. He refused to talk. It develops that Chevrler and Mrs. Brooks have been Intimate for a long time- and that Brooks had been warned. Chevrler was Instantly killed. Mrs. Brooks is In jail and two other women In the case will be held as witnesses. To Mnnnse Cliemavra Printing, SALEM. Or.. Feb. 5. (Special.) L. J. Brant, of this city, has been appointed superintendent of tho printing depart' ment at the Indian training school at Chcmawa, ana will enter upon the dls charge of his duties on February 9. Tha appointment carries a salary of 1720 per annum, with expenses, air. urant has been engaged in the printing business In this city for some time, coming here from Independence. The appointment Is made under the civil sen-ice. Ex-Senator May Go to Jail, SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. S.-Judge Hall, of the District Court, today adjudged ex-United States Senator Arthur Brown guilty of contempt of court In falling to comply with the court s order to pay Mrs. Brown temporary alimony of $150 a month as a result of her suit for separate main' tenance. Judge Hall ordered Senator Brown committed to Jail until the amount was paid. An appeal will be taken. Orrgon Pioneer of 1852. ROSEBURG. Or., Feb. 5. Hon. James D. Burnett, an Oregon pioneer of 1S32. died at his home at Ruckles, 17 miles south of here, yesterday, aged S2 years. He was an Indian War veteran and was widely known throughout the state. He brought ud a large faTmllv. the membern of which are now all dead except one 6on. I TTa wftfl a format mmhr nf triA n.uwftn He was a former member of tho Oregon Legislature. Investigate Graft On Gamblers, HELENA, Mont., Feb. 5. In the House today a committee was appointed to in' vestlgate the charge that county and state officials were making collections from the gamblers and not enforcing the gambling law. me committee Is com' posed, of two Republicans and one Demo crat, and win begin work Immediately Ex-Senator Cannon III. SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 5. Ex-Senator Frank J. cannon lies critically 111 n th hospital, where he Immediately underwent an operation ror acute appendicitis. Observe Santa Ana Anniversary. WALLA WALLA. Feb. 5. The S Danish 1 American War veterans tonight celebrated the fourth anniversary of the battle of Santa Ana. island of Luzon. Over 100 vet erans were In the city, and a banquet and smoker was held at the Sons of Veterans' Hall. W VOTE AGAINST IT ellow-Servant -Bill Passes Legislature. SPEEDY ACTION IN TWO HOUSES Having Gone Throasch Honse, It Is at Once Considered by Senate and. Passed After Spirited Debate. SALEM. Or.. Feb. 5. (SpecIaL)-The Legislature passed the Hansbrough fellow-servant bill this morning without a negative vote Mr. Hume doubted the ex pediency of the bill, but as tho discussion progressed preliminary to the vote and ho saw the unanimous sentiment for the measure, he withdrew his opposition. When his turn camo to vote, he re marked: They say that wise men sometimes chango their minds. I don't wish to be put out of tho class of wise men. I vote aye." In the Senate there was a skirmish over the proper procedure, a fine, though brief. outburst of cloquenco by Senator McGinn and an exchange of amenities between Marsters and Mays. An effort was made to postpone consideration until Monday on tho ground that "railroading" any bill Is bad business, but it failed. There was not much debate over tho bill In the House. The question had been pretty well threshed out last Monday night In the Joint meeting of the railroad committees. Mr. HansDrough. In opening the discussion this morning, said there was no need of extended debate. "The bill Is Just." he remarked. Mr. Hume questioned the wisdom of the bill. Inasmuch as railroads did not have full control over their employes. Mr. Hansbrough -Railroad employes are well known to be careful men. .air. iiume Ail men are careful when under the direction of their employers. Carelessness begins when that control ends. Mr. Hansbrough responded that the bill was for the protcctlon'of the public more than of employes. I am sorry, returned Mr. Hume, "to see any bills pass that will arrest the rail road development of Oregon." 'Any man." said Mr. Malarkey. "who listened to the argument over this bill in committee last Monday night could not fall to give hearty support to this meas ure, unless ho was Impelled by selfish motives." The speaker referred to the States of Georgia and Iowa, which had enacted bills more sweeping than the one under consideration many years ago, and ct those states had made great progress in railroad development. "The brainiest lawyers, went on Mr. Malarkey. "In the Northwest argued gainst this bill, but all their Ingenuity was not sufficient to convince tho minds of their auditors, that this bill should not pass." If a railroad company." said Mr. Judd. had absolute control over the employes, If it could discharge employes when it discovered them careless or negligent. then I would more strongly favor this bill. It Is plain that the companies have not mis treeaom. Mr. Hansbrough denied that companies could not discharge employes. "They may aiscnarge at any time," he declared. Mr. Shelley said, the bill should nass bv unanimous vote. "The will of labor," cried Mr. Davey. 'should be heard in this Legislature. But I would support the bill more heartily If it were general in its application. This Is the only weakness of the bill In my opin ion. The man on the gangway of a saw mill Is entitled to Just as much protection as an employe of a railroad. I fear the courts will look upon It as class leglsla tlon." Mr. Cornett cited the fact that railroad attorneys had admitted that the bill would not be class legislation. Humanity Demands It. '"Humanity," exclaimed Mr. Hale, "de mands this bllL" Mr. Bailey saw no Justice In the fact that the traveling public could recover for injuries, and that railroad employes could not. Therefore he favored the bill. "La bor organizations," said he, "never at tempt to Interfere with an employer's right to discharge a man who was Incom petent or careless or negligent." Mr. Banks said the law would cause companies to be more careful In selection ot their employes. This was the most Important reason why the bill should be come a law. Mr. Whealdon favored the bill. Jir. uanoway tnougnt the bill was founded on the right principle enforce ment of responsibility. "The only point that has been raised against the meas ure," said he. "Is that railway unions do not permit aiscnarge of employes. But do not believe any union would compel an employer 10 retain incompetent em pioyes. This closed the debate; and tho bill passed. When the bill came up In the Senate there was a fierce battle over a motion to refer the bill to the railroad committee, with Instructions to report tomorrow at 2 p. m. The motion was made by Senator uroisan, wno saw tnat hchad not read me Din ana was not familiar with its terms. He would like a day In which to consider It. "I do not like." he said, "to see any bllL brought Into the Senate from me House and crowded down our throats without our having time to studv It' Senator Marsters said that the Drlnted bill has been on the desks of members for two weeks, and that every Senator is laminar witn it. The passage of the bill has been demanded by- the railroad employes, and at this time In the session a delay would endanger the passage of the -bllL He made an eloquent plea In behalf of the railroad employes who stav at their costs of duty in time at rin norl andsuffer Injury or death In order thab theproperty of the railroad companies," as fwell as the lives of passengers may be saved. - Senator Mays opposed the passage of me oiu toaay as Deing unseemly. He said the bill had passed the House, onlv this morning, and that it should lay over at least one day before being taken up In the Senate. "There remain more than two weeks of the session, and there Is no reason why this or any other Important measure should be 'rallroaOed' through. Let the Senate proceed, that the dignity that Is becoming to a deliberative body of this character; and not continue a custom now growing of taking up Im portant bills and passing them hastily. I expect to vote for this bill when It comes up on final passage, but I object to being forced, to vote on It today. There Is no reason "why the bill 'should pass both Houses in one day, and unless there Is such a reason. I would oppose hasty action on any bill. Twice In the last two days I have objected to the passage of bills In this manner, and I hope the Sen ate will not force this measure to final action today." Senator Kuykendall said that he wanted to record his protest against rushing a bill through the Senate. "This has been done a number of times at this session." he said, "and In nearly every Instance without any reason for the haste. I shall vote for the bill, but I must protest against being compelled to vote on It without having an opportunity to Investi gate It I hope the motion to refec will carry." McGinn's Eloquent Plea. Senator McGinn, who was the champion of the bill, had been sitting quietly at his desk, seemingly obUvious to all that was going on, but taking in every word of the discussion. When Senator Kuykendall had ' finished, he arose, and, with flashing eye and outstretched arm, addressed the Sen ate In behalf of immediate consideration. This measure has been published and discussed through the press; It has been printed and laid upon our desks; It has been discussed In joint committee, where Its opponents had a hearing; It was dis cussed at the hustings In the last political campaign, and we pledged It our support. There Is now no reason for delay. Now Is the time for us to redeem our pledges. I have no sympathy or patience for those men who make promises In a political campaign and forget them as soon as they have a chance to fulfill them. Talk not to me of the dignity of the Senate, When we were at the hustings pleadlrig-wlth" the railroad boys for their otes, pleading with them for their sup port, there was no mantle of dignity then. Isow Is the accepted time now Is the op portunity to redeem the pledges we made to the railroad boys, and I hope to see the bill put to a vote now." During his outburst of eloquence Sena tor McGinn was listened to with sus pended breath. For a, moment after he ceased speaking perfect silence prevailed, and but for the rules of the Senate an out burst of applause would have followed. ine silence was broken by Senator Sweek. who added his protest against de lay, and Insisted that tho bill be put upon its final passage now. benator Marsters again took the floor. and with flushed face and suppressed ex citement, replied to those who asked for delay. It Is strange." he said, "that every one ot the Senators who asks for delay says that he Intends to vote for the bill. Then why not vote for It now? It seems to me that any Senator who won t vote for the bill today will not vote for It tomorrow unless some Influence be brought to bear upon him. I am sure that any Influence brought to bear will not bo the Influence of the railroad boys." Senator Mays rose to a question of privilege, and Inquired to whom Senator Marsters referred. I understood my esteemed colleague from Multnomah to say that he expected to vote for the bill, but did not want to vote today. If I misquoted him, I humbly beg his forgiveness. In replying to this. Senator Mays took occasion to remark that ho had no doubt that If tho Senator from Douglas believed that Senators are subject to "Influence," this belief arises from something he has In his own heart. Senator Mays said that there were some of the railroad boys In the gallery of the Senate at that moment who knew that he would vote for the bill and who knew that his purpose In asking for a day's delay .was not to defeat the bill. , After more discussion, a vote was taken. resulting as follows: For postponement until tomorrow- Booth, Crolsan. Daly. Farrar, Hobson, Holman, Kuykendall, Mays. Rand, Smith of Yamhill. Stelwer. 11. Noes Carter. DImmlck. Fulton. Howe. Johnston., Marsters. McGinn. Miller. Mul- key. Myers, Pierce. Smith of Multnomah. Smith of Umatilla. Sweek. Wade. Wehrlng. Williamson. Mr. President. 18. So the motion was lost, and the bill was put to final vote, when it passed unani mousely. After the ballot had been taken Senator Kuykendall explained that It Is his pur pose to examine every bill that comes be fore the Senate, but. In order to do so, ha must take them In the order they aro likely to come up. Taking up a bill out ot its order and on short notice leads to con fusion. As he had not expected this bill to come up a. soon, he had not yet read it. ana aia rjt Know its contents until he heard It read by the clerk. Senior Crolsan said that he was In ex actly the same position, for the bill had just come over from the House this morn ing, and he had not had an opportunity to react It. While be felt satisfied the bill was all right, he did not like being com pelled to vote for It without knowing its contents. COUNTIES MUST PAY DAMAGES. They Cannot Escnpe Liability for Defective Highways. SALEM. Or., Feb. 5. (Special.) A bill to limit the liability of counties for personal Injuries received from de fective highways was defeated in the House this morning. The bill was intro duced by Mr. Webster, and as first framed repealed section 4TS1 of the new code, which permits recovery for damages from such Injuries. In the committee on roads and highways the bill was amended so as to provide that prior knowledge of the unsafe condition of a bridge or high way by the person Injured should be a bar to recovery. The blU stirred up a small debate. Mr. Webster urged passage of tho bill so as to relieve counties of tho extreme burden of liability which they had to carry. Mr. Judd did not like the bllL and said that people were entitled to the fullest measure of protection that the county could give. Mr. Hale spoke along similar lines. Mr. Cornett approved the measure. He said that counties had been taxed heavily to pay for damages received by persons wno Knew that the roads on which they had traveled were unsafe. He eld not think the count)- should be held luimu unuer sucn circumstances. The question was then put to a vote, and the bill failed to pass, 37 to 19. FAVORED INFORMATION BUREAU, Grant's Pass People Were Anxious for Passage of II. B. 250. . GRANT'S PASS, Feb. 5. (SpeclaD-A meeting of the Grant's Pass Board ot Trade and citizens was held here this afternoon to consider the matter of the establishment of a bureau of Information at Portland. Colonel Frank V. Drake, of Portland, presented the matter before the citizens and told of the Importance and .benefits to be derived by all sections of me siaia in me esiaDiisnmcm oi sucn a bureau. The business men of the city and county entered enthusiastically Into the spirit of the meeting, and all ex pressed themselves as heartily In favor of the establishment of tho bureau. Resolutions were adopted favoring the establishment of a bureau of Information and urging the passage of H. B. 259, In troduced by Burleigh. The citizens and miners also agreed to use their best en. dcavors In collecting an exhibit of min eral and ores from the mines and prod' ucts from tha farms and orchards to place on exhibit at tho bureau. HAS MADE NO SELECTION: Commander Calkins Has Not Named Master for the Heather. ASTORIA, Feb. E. (Special.) Comman der Calkins, commander of this Hs1?t house district, who has beon In the city for a couple of days, was asked this after noon whom he -would recommend for ap pointment as mister of tha new light' hcuse tender Heather, wnen she goes Into commission. He stated that while his mind was made up concerning the matter, the selection of one of the two men under consideration wlU depend on whether or not the vessel Is stationed In Alaska, as was originally intended. she goes north he will make one recom menditlon, but If the Manzanlta Is sent to Alaska, as he thinks quite probable. another selection will be made. In speak lng of the Heather, he said that in case she were given the northern station It would be necessary to house her In more than her present plans provide. In order to provldo suitable quarters for those on board. While Commander Calkins would not say so. It Is understood that Captain Byrnes, first officer of the Columbine, has been selected to ..command the tender which will be stationed In Alaska. Keller Wanted In Portland. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 5.-(SpecIal.) John J. Keller was arrested today on ar rival of the steamer Geo. W. .Elder, from Portland, by Detective txaa acting' on In' formation of Chief Hunt, of, Portland, who says Keller Is wanted on a charge ot ob talnlng money under false pretenses. Hunt requested that all money on Keller be held aa evidence, but only J2 was found. COLONEL OWINGS DEAD REPUBLICAN POLITICIAN OF WASH INGTON TERRITORY. Was Ills Party's trader Before the Days of Statehood Secretary of Territory Four Times. OLYMPIA, Wash.. Feb. 5. (Special.) Colonel Nicholas H. Owlngs, a dis tinguished offircr of the War of 'the Re bellion, former Assistant .Superintendent of the Railway Mall Service, Secretary of Washington Territory and member -of the first State Senate, died very suddenly at his home In this city this morning of apoplexy. Colonel Owlngs was born In Indianapolis, December 21. 1S36. He was educated at the old seminary In that city; graduated at the law school of the North western Christian University, and began the piactlco ot law In Indianapolis. At the time of the breaking out of the Civil War he enlisted In the Clay Guards, organized by Casslus M. Clay. In Wash ington, I. C, to guard the Whlto House, and was honorably discharged as a prl- ate at the end of 60 days' service. There after President Lincoln appointed him a general staff officer with the rank of cap tain. He served on the staff of General Grant until the siege of Vlcksburg. and cn the staff of General Sherman until tha close of the war, being with that famous General on his march to tho sea. For gallant conduct he received one promotion and two brevets and at the close of the war, in 163. he resigned with tho rank of lieutenant-colonel. At the tune of the reorganization of the Army he was appointed 'Major In the regular Army, but declined to qualify. Later he was appointed special agent of he Postoffice Department under Superin tendent George Bangs and subsequently promoted to bo Assistant 'Superintendent of the Railway MalV Service. On February 5, 1S77, 28 years to a day prior to his death, he was appointed Secretary of Washington Territory, serv ing In that capacity fourtfull terms. Al though appointed as a Republican, his services were of such marked character and ability that President Cleveland In sisted on his holding over during his first term. , In 1839, when Washington assumed state hood. Colonel Owlngs was elected to the first State Senate from Thurston County. and held over for the full term, serving In the first two sessions. During the sec ond session he supported Judge Calkins for United States Senator and was a leader of the Calkins forces. Colonel Owlngn was Intensely patriotic. Upon the outbreak of the Spanish war he was keen to enlist, but his Immediate friends and relatives took steps to deter h!m from such a course, knowing that his advanced years would make It suicidal. Colonel Owlngs was at ono time rep resentative of the railroad Interests in Olympia, but this was in days when there were no public accusations of railroad domination of Washington legislation, and in the recent events connected with the attempt at passage of a railroad commis sion bill. Colonel Owlngs was one of Gov ernor McBride's ablest seconds. He was one of the most frequent visitors at the Governor's office and only the other day remarked concerning the leader of the railroad lobby here. "Why, I helped edu cate that boy In railroad matters, but he's outgrown me now." Colonel OwIngB death was very unex pected. He. was on the street yesterday and was only slightly HI this morning. His death occurred at 11 A. M. Colonel Owlngs was for a number of years vice- president ot the Capital Bank of this city. but retired about one year ago. His wife survives him and his one son, Frank C. Owlngs. is prosecuting attorney of Thurston County. ALBANY STILL HAS BRIDGE. Effort to Make It Joint Property of Linn nnd Benton Falls. ALBANY. Or.. Feb. 5. (Special.) Tho County Courts of Linn and Benton Coun ties held a Joint session in AiDany today to consider the question of the two coun ties taking the Albany bridge and Cor vallls ferry. The City Council of Albany CUTIGURA PILLS For Cooling; aid Cleansing; tie Blooi Kl m In Gases of Itching, Burning, Scaly Humours, And for Renovating and En riching the Blood. The Best and Most Economical Yet Compounded. Cuticura Resolvent Pills (chocolate coated) are the product o twenty-fire years' practical laboratory experience in the preparation remedies tor the treatment of humours ot the skin, scalp and blood, with loss of hair, and are confidently believed to be superior to all other alteratives as well as liquid blood purifiers, however expensive, while enabling all to enjoy the curative DroDerties of precious medicinal agents without consuming needless expenses and. often injurious portions of alcohol in which such medicines have hereto fore been preserved. Cuticura Pills are alterative, antisep tic, tonic and digestive, and beyond question the purest, sweetest, most suc cessful and economical blood and skin purifiers, humour cures and tonic-dlges-tlvesyet compounded. Medium adult dose, one pill. Complete external and Internal treat ment for every humour may now be had for one dollar, consisting of Cuti cura Soap, to cleanse the skin, Cuticura Ointment, to heal the skin, and Cuti- curaiiesoivent .fills, to cool and cleanse the blood. A single set, costing but one dollar, is of ten sufficient to cure the most torturing, disfiguring skin, scalp and blood humours, eczemas, rashes, itehings and irritations, with loss of hair; from infancy to age, when phy sicians and all other remedies fall. MEN IS "E TUB MODERN" APPLIANCE -i-A positive way to perfect manhood. Tho VACUUM TREATMENT curei jot wlthoutvraedlcln of all cervoua or dlsai ot the generative or gans, such at lost manhood, exhaustive drains, varicocele. Irapotencr. etc. Men are quickly re stored to perfect health and strenxta. Write for circular. Correspondence confidential. THE HEALTH APPLIANCE CO.. rcofca T-43 Safe Depcalt bulldlcr. Seattle, "Wash. f The Man and the Hour meet by the time of an Elgin Watch j Punctuality's watch word is Elgin. Worn everywhere; sold everywhere; W guaranteed by the world's greatest S watch-factory. Booklet mailed free. ELGIN NATIONAL WATCH CO., Elcim, IllTHOII. ar--?5 S3a was represented by nn attorney, and a number of representative citizens were present. The Benton County officials pre sented a proposition that the counties 1 take the bridge and fern-, the main tenance of the samo to be paid for by each county In proportion to the relative amount of taxes paid by each under the state levy. As this would make Benton County's proportion of expenses for both the bridge and the ferry less than It now Is for tho ferry alone, the LinnS County Court refused to accept the proposal. The Linn County Court then proposed that the two counties take both bridge nnd ferry Jointly, the expense of main tenance to bo dlvIiQrd equally. Judge Waters, of Benton County, asked If this was the best Linn County could do. and upon recetolng an answer In the affrma tlve. moved that the joint session ad journ. Thus. ends the effort to make the Albany bridge and Corvallls ferry tho Joint property of the two counties. But the Albany bridge may yet be free. The County Court Is now considering pe titions from Is precincts of the county. asking that the county take the bridge. There are about 10CO signatures to the petitions. The court will act upon these at the present session. The City Council has offered to deliver the bridge to the county rree of indebtedness. FIGHT WAS THREATENED. Blows Xnrrowly Averted in Commit tee Jleetlnpr at. Boise. BOISE. Idaho. Feb. 5. (Special.) Tho debate on tha Clearwater County bill be fore tho committee, on county lines and boundaries this" noon was so hot for a time that fisticuffs were threatened. C C Fuller, a Clearwater lobbvlst made the statement that a certain voter was in favor of the new county. Black said the reason he favored It was because ne expected to secure an office. 'That's not so," shouted Fuller, shak ing his linger under Black's nose. Black flushed, clinched his right list and drew back to strike Fuller, but Chairman Mathewson slipped between them like a flash and pushed them apart. "I wish you gentlemen to understand," explained Chairman Mathewson, "that this committee will not tolerate any more exhibitions of temper on the part of wit nesses. You must either behave your selves or leave the room." The belligerents apologized and the de bate proceeded. The bill was given a hard setback by the committee. The measure has been un der consideration In committee for more than three weeks, and an Interminable number of petitions and protests for and against the county have been submitted. The committee wearied of controversy to day and. decided to take final action. An derson moved that the committee make a recommendation that the bill pass, and the motion failed by tho following vote: Ayes Anderson, Owen; nays Mathewson, Hanlon, Moore, Thomas, Klrby. Adverae.to Patent Medicine Bill. SALEM. Or., Feb. 5. (Special.) An un favorable report will be made on Senate bill 129. requiring that formulas be printed on packages of patent medicines. This measure has aroused strong protest from all parts of the state. At the meeting of the committee on medicine tonight D. WE CURE EVERY MAIN WE TREAT -::: :5g Dr. W. Norton Davis. gsss-ss.;:;.;.;-;:;:::-r-:.:.:.:S "Weakness" Our success in curing those de rangements commonly termed "weakness," has done more to ex tend our reputation as specialists In men's diseases than- any ono other thing. "Wo were first to dis cover the fact that "wikness" Is merely a symptom resulting from a chronically Inflamed prostate gland, and that to remove this In flammation Is the only method of permanently restoring lost vigor. To this day our treatment, mainly by local methods. Is the only suc cuesstul one In use. In years we have not failed to effect a com plete cure, which Is a statement that cannot truthfully apply to any other treatment being employed In these cases. Of course, thfe is an occasional case that has passed Into the incurable stage and these we do not treat at all. Our long experience enables us to recognize them and to select only such cases as we can cure permanently. Stricture . Our cure Is original and distinc tive. Vi'e do no cutting or dilating. We can safely say that we are the only physicians employing our methods of overcoming this dis order, and the fact that we have never In any Instance failed to effect a cure, speaks well for Itself. Our treatment Is used at home and during sleep dissolves and perma nently removes every obstruction Consultation and advice free at office or by mall. Upon reques.t we send free, securely sealed In a plain wrapper, our Interesting book describing tha male anatomy and our method of treating "Diseases of Men." HOURS 9 TO 5 AND 7 TO 8; SUNDAYS, 10 TO 12. Dr. W. Norton Davis & Co. l4f5K Sixth Street, Cor. Alder, Portland. Or. wWS 5??5 H?r& arSS 0-5-56" J. Fry. representing the Salem druggists; B. F. Jones, of Portland, representing ,tha State Druggists' Association: Br. O. P. S. Plummcr. representing the Multnomah County Association, and Representatlva Huntley and Senator Marsters appeared In opposition to the bill. Jaraea C. "VVliltakcr Dead. FOREST GROVE. Or.. Feb. 5. (Special.) James C. Whltaker, who recently came here from Nebraska, died today; aged about so years. Death of IValtcr A. Slelllnger. M'MINNVILLE. Or.. Feb. 5. (Special.) Walter A. Melllnger, a member of Com pany A, Second Oregon, died yesterday at Phoenix. Ariz. TOOK A STRAW Y0TE. Intcreatlns Experiment In a. Ilestan- rnnt. An advertising agent representing a prominent New York magazine, while on a recent Wcsteja trip, was dining one even ing in a 'iu3Durg restaurant. "While waiting for his order he glanced over his newspaper and noticed the ad vertisement of a well-known dyspepsia preparation, Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets; as he himself was a regular user ot tha tablets; ho began speculating as to how many of the other traveling men In tha dining-room were also friends of the popular remedy for Indigestion. He says: "I counted twenty-three men at the tables, and In the hotel office I took the trouble to interview them, and was surprised to leam that nine of the twenty- three made a practice or taKing one or two of Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets after each meal. "One of them told me he had suffered so much from stomach trouble that at ona time he had been obliged to quit the road, but since using Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets had been entirely free from Indigestion. but he continued their use, especially while traveling, on account of Irregularity In meals and because, like all traveling man Vi a wnQ n f t r n nhltfTprf in nt wtnt Tin could get and not always what he wanted. Another, wno looKea tne piccure ot health, said he never ate a meal without taking a Stuart Tablet afterward, be cause he could eat what he pleased and when he pleased without fear of a sleep less night or any other trouble. "Still another used them because he was subject to gas on stomach, causing pres sure on heart and lungs, shortness of breath and distress In chest, which he no longer experienced since using the tab lets regularly. "Another claimed that Stuart's Dyspep sia Tablets was the only safe remedy he had ever found for sour stomach and acid ity. He had formerly used 'common aod- much better and safer to use." After smoKing. annxing or otner ex cesses which weaken the digestive organs, nothing restores the stomach to a healthy. wholesome condition so effectually as Stu art's Tablets. Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets contain tha natural digestives, pepsin, diastase, which ever' "weak stomach lacks, as well as nux, hydrastln and yellow parilla. and can be safely relied upon as a radical cure for every form of poor .digestion. Sold by druggists everywhere. "When we have accepted your case for treatment you may look forward to a complete and permanent cure, and with the very first treatment the curing will begin. This Is pretty definite talk upon wr-at Is commonly regarded as an uncer tain and speculative matter. But we aro In a position to speak definitely and posi tively. "With us the cure of men's dis eases Is not uncertain or speculative at nil. We have treated so many cases that we know Just what we can do and what we cannot do, and we never promise or attempt too much. Wo accept no case In which we have doubt as to our ability to cure, and results are always equal to the claims we make. from the urinary passage, subdues all Inflammation, relieves all Irri tation or congestion that may exist in the kidneys or bladder, reduces enlargement In the prostate gland and restores health and tone to all organs affected by the disease. Varicocele We guarantee to cure varicocele by a method that Involves neither cutting nor the use of flery caustic No other physician employs a like method, and so thorough Is our work that, there need not bo the slightest fear of a relapse Into the old condition. Those who have been long afflicted with varicocele will never realize tne injury it nas wrought until they feel the vim. Energy and buoyancy of spirits that a complete cure win onng. Contracted Disorders .In no other ailment peculiar to men Is a prompt and thorough, cure so essential. Contracted disorders tend to work backward until the most vital nerve centers become In volved In the Inflammation. Then follows a chronic stage that stub bornly resists all ordinary treat ment. Safety demands that every vestige of Infection be eradicated at the earliest possible moment. Our treatment Is thorough. The reme dies employed have a more positive action than has ever before been attained, and so perfect is our method of application that ' even chronic cases yield completely. Specific Blood Poison Some physicians dose the system with mineral poisons scarcely less dangerous than the disease Itself. The best they hope to do by this treatment is to keep the dlseasa frcm manifesting Itself upon the surface ot tiie body. Under our treatment the entire system Is cleansed, tho virus !s destroyed and every symptom vanishes to appear no more. This we accomplish with harmless blood-cleansing remedies in from thirty to ninety days.