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. THE MORNING OR3JGON1AN, MONDAY, JULY 6, 1903.
SULLIVAN TO FIGHT
Seattle Chief of Police Re
HIS CHIEF ATTORNEY IS DEAD
Exit Jokn Dore, a Picturesque Flgr
mre and Able Laivyer Sullivan Re
lases to Resign, lint Politicians
t Are Picking? His Successor.
SEATTLE, Wash., July 5. (Special.)
'Apparently the death of John Fairfield
Sore, his chief counsel, has made no
change in Chief of Police John Sullivan's
determination to resist the Indictment
against him for malfeasance ' in office.
Politicians had expected some immediate
developments after the death of Mr. Dore,
but Chief SulllVan has merely engaged
Judge G. Meade Emorj't one of the
strongest men who ever sat on a King
County bench, and has gone ahead with
his plans for fighting his case.
There is a story afloat in political and
official circles to the effect tfc.at the fight
that is being waged was largely directed
tefthe purpose of forcing Sullivan out of
the position he holds. It has been inti
mater rather plainly that the indictment
-would be withdrawn if the Chief of Po
lice were to see his way clear to resign.
Whatever there may be in this stony
the Chief of Police has not taken this al
ternative. During the time Dore had
charge of his case this would be easily
explained, for there is no doubt but that
Mr. Dore was the foremost criminal law
yer in Washington. If any one could
clear the skirts of a man arrested or un
der charge of a crime, Dore could do it,
and he always did. Numerous serious
charges have been made against the
Chief of Police, but John- Dore undoubt
edly made Chief Sullivan believe that he
would dispose of them easily.
Dore was a peculiar man In many re
spects, and a man whose career had much
in it of peculiar Interest. He came to Se
attle in the early days as John Fairfield,
a brilliant young attorney, facile writer
and a strong speaker. He was made
much of by the Democracy of King Coun
ty, and became one of the strongest lead
ers the party had.
nis Fiffht With the KlnfiT.
During the days of the old Telegraph,,
a morning paper that collapsed with the
.first boom, Dbre was an editorial writer
for the paper by diversion. It was dur
ing the time that the Telegraph was mak
ing a bitter fight against the old "Hunt"
ring, in which ex-Governor John H. Mc
Graw, Leigh Hunt and Frederic J. Grant
were the leading spirits.
The editorial writings of "Fairfield"
were unusually bitter and pointed; so
much so, in fact, that the Post-Intelll-'
gencer was moved one morning to advise
him In a single line to be more discreet.
This line passed unnoticed by practical
ly every one save thtfse whom it most
directly concerned, but a few days later,
or possibly a lew weeks, a detective came
out from the East and took John Fair
field home with him, declaring that his
name was really John Fairfield Dore, and
that he had been involved ia a shady,
transaction with a client's money.
It developed that the case was more in
spired by chagrin and misunderstanding,
the client contributing the former element
and the officers the second. Dore escaped
conviction, and he immediately returned
with tils family to Seattle; He took up
hi proper name of John Fairfield Dore
and Democracy, and the leading citizens
of Seattle welcomed him. He plunged
again into the practice of law, and from
that time on made a success of it.
Dore handled all the leading crim
inal cases that have arisen in Seattle
Irom the day he returned after his East
ern trip. He was probably the one man
in this state who made money, and big
jnoney, out of criminal practice, for to
consult even with Dore cost money, and
attorneys with precarious cases usually
wanted a consultation.
Work for Sullivan Killed Dore.
It was this nan's ability that the pub
lic regarded as the strongest point In
Chief Sullivan's defense. No matter what
the truth of the charges against the Chief
-of Police may be, the public is always
more eager for sensation and develop
ments that show criminal charges to be'
true and has generally accepted the charge
that the Chief has been involved in wrong
doing, waiting until the charges are dis
proved to take a more charitable view
of the matter. For that reason the en
gagement of Dore ,t6 fight the Chiefs bat
tles was regarded as a shrewd move. It
has also been figured that It was Dore's
Influence that led the Chief of Police to
make his fight.
The death of Dore occurred on the eve
of the trial of' Chief Sullivan. In fact, it
Is stated that overwork on this case may
have had much to do with hastening the
attorney's end. He was familiar with
-every detail of the defense, more so than
the associate counsel, ana naturally a
postponement of the case was necessary
In order to permit Judge Emory to gather
up the loose ends again.
It is "believed now that the Chief will
make a fight. At first the politicians be
lieved the Chief would resign and the
case-would be dropped, hut apparently the
Chief has no immediate intention of tak
ing that alternative.
Candidates for Chief.
It is freely predicted, however, that.
jio matter what may be the outcome o
the case. Chief Sullivan will leave the
-police force when It Is concluded. While
Mayor Humes Is Quoted by his friends as
stating that he will not be a candidate
-lor re-election, it is insisted that he will
dear up the police department to satisfy
the public as soon as it can be done with
due regard to proprieties.
It 1b possible that neither man will he
chosen, but at the present the only can'
didates for Chief Sullivan's position are
W. C. Wappensteln and Charles Phillips,
both detectives on the Seattle poUce force.
Wappensteln has the Indorsement of the
old Humes forces, while Phillips re
lies principally upon his friendship to
Mayor Humes to secure the position. Phil
lips is not Indorsed by any of the He
publican factions, but he has accompanied
the Mayor on many or nis nsmng trips.
has hunted with him and is an intimate
acquaintance. This, Phillips believes, is
Mayor Humes declares that he will not
appoint Wappensteln. Possibly he will
sot, hut ho has usually followed the ad-
rice of the men who are urging him to
name the detective as Chief of Police. In
time It is believed that the Mayor will
ive way, and that Wappensteln will suc
ceed Sulllvan, unless in the meantime some
compromise candidate appears whom the
Mayor and his friends can accept. This,
however, is unlikely.
The trouble that has Involved the Chief
of Police, and has, In fact, led to all the
trouble of the administration, as well as
sooBt of those whom the grand Jury flverl
months ago indicted, was the gambling
war. The Chief of Police certainly fa
vored the gambling "ring, and aided in
enforcing the orders to close or open
that the boss gamblers Issued. Now the'
state law has put a stop to open percent
age gambling, the gamblers are busy in
A new direction.
.st Gamblers Lose on Races.
All the larger gambling houses are iden
tlfled with bookmaklng at the Meadows,
"where the Spring race programme Is
searing completion. The gamblers may
have known all about the art of book-
snaking, hut they went at it as amateurs,
They were Involved in fighting against
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CORVAL.US, Or.. July 2. (Special. The above are the members of the graduating clas3 of the State Agricultural College. Reading from left to right they
Top row Ethel Llnvllle, Laura Chlpman, Beulah Harden, Xoyd Mlllhollen, Efile Michael, 'Walter Wells, Rose Chlpman, Elmer Wlcklund: Second row
Lillian Johnson, Mae Smith. Byram Mayfleld, Odellte Horning. Edward Beaty, Edith Berthold, Claud Buchanan. Third row Lewie Buraugh, Viola Johnson,
Albert Gerklng. Elsie Canfleld, Edwin Johnson, Sybil Cummlng. Bottom row Minnie Smith, Clauda Anderson, Mabel Abbe, Grace Whlteman.
each other, and each combination was
bidding, with odds, for the trade. At
times the edds given on horses who had
been consistent performers throughout
were without any Justification. The gam
blers probably realize they stood to lose
heavily, but. If they did not, they learned
it soon enough, for day after day tne
bookies were hit hard. Occasionally they
made a big clean-up.
While no one has any word of criticism
for the management of .the track or the
owners, it is openly charged that the
gamblers did tamper with some of ' the
Jockeys. Something that seems to con
firm this statement is the fact that the
Judge has found it necessary to set down
so many of the youthful riders. It is
less than a week since three were sus
pended for the balance of the meet, and
one lad ruled off the track altogether.
Since then the jockeys have ridden better.
The gamblers, however, have quit fight
ing at the track as hard as they did at
first, and odds given now are more nearly
based upon the merits of the race. At
that the struggle among them Is still
What the eamblers will do after the
race meet ends Is a problem. They have
the test cases from Seattle and Spokane
In court, and may hold out to. await the
outcome before taking any new action
The big houses, having other interests
here, must stay for a time at least, and
the races give a chance for bridging over i
ao matter wnat tne louKum ui ,
gamming ; cases we m oe uw
over the Chief of Police. They need an
understanding to work successfully, and
they will naturally favor the man who Is
most likely to give it to them.
OTHERS HAVE GOOD STOCK.
Albany's Impromptu Horse Fair May
Lead to Extensive Display.
ALBANY, Or., July 5. (Special.) The
large success of the display of well-bred
Worses, which was a feature of the Mer
chants' Street Fair and Carnival just
ended in Albany, has caused Linn County
people seriously to consider the advis
ability of holding a general competition
display of livestock In Albany at the
close of the harvest season next Fall.
With but a few days' notice, and no effort
at specla advertisement, considerably
over 103 fine horses were in the parade
of last Friday. The display of prancing
steeds, finely caparisoned, was one of the
pleasing features of the entire week's
carnival, and excited general admiration
and commentritlon. As the parade In
cluded but a small portion of the fine
horses In the county, those who were not
represented nre desirous of another op
portunity to enter their animals.
The poultry show, which was held In
this city last Winter Is fresh In the minds
of the people. It was a very successful
affair, and resulted in the organization of
the Willamette Valley Association. It, to
gether with the display of last week, has
brought forcibly to the attention of the
people of this section, that Linn County
stockralsers are paying-more attention to
the quality than the quantity of their pro
duction, anu everyone Is anxious to see
what the result has been in other lines
than those mentioned.
The upshot of the whole matter Is the (
suggestion that a general competitive
stock show be held in Albany in the early i
FalL And there Is every Indication that
the suggestion will bear fruit.
Countv breeders hav hpsnin mining v,
standard of their stock, and those who
are leading the advancement are anxious
to show what progress they have mad?,
and induce their neighbors to take up the
work of raising nothing but first-class
animals. It is believed a display like the
one contemplated will assist the work
wonderfully. The show will Include live
stock of every description, equal Tprom
lnenco being given to each cls of
Those farmers who have paid consider
able attention for a number of years to
raising blooded stock of any kind can
testify to the fact that it pays. Linn
County now has some excellent stock
farms, and any movement which will as
sist in promoting the breeding of fine
stock throughout the entire section will
receive hearty indorsement.
SENATORS VISITING ALASKA,
Patterson Declares Himself lor a
SEATTLE, Wash., July 5. A special to
the Post-Intelligencer from Skagway says
that Senators Dillingham, Patterson, Nel
son and Burham rail leave there tomor
row for Dawson, on the way to Nome.
The steamer called at several Alaskan
ports on the way to Skagway, and the
Senators were given an opportunity to
meet and talk wlththe people.
Senator Patterson has come out as an
open advocate for a territorial form of
government, and the people of Alaska are
much elated thereat. The Senatprs show
a disposition to probe Into Legislative
matters and find out just what the peo
Ex-Governor Lord at Salem.
SALEM, Or., July 5. (Special.) Ex-Governor
W. P. Lord and Mrs. Lord returned
to Salem today from San Francisco. They
will spend the Summer at Seal Rocks.,
south of Newport, but have not yet made
J their plans for next "Winter.
GRADUATES OF-THE STATE AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE, CORVALLIS.
ENCAMPMENT, AT UNION
EASTERN OREGON" VETERANS MEET
IX XODIXE'S GROVE.
Officers Elected for Enaulugr Year by
the G. A. R. and TV. R. C. Base
ball and Pigeon Shoot. y
UNION, Or., July 5. (Special.) The
annual encampment of the Eastern Ore
gon Veterans' Association, G. A. R., was
held here yesterday. The programme was
opened by a parade through the streets
headed by Kellogg's Drum jCorps to No
dine's Grove, where the exercises were
held. Addresses were made by Colonel
George B. Currex, of the First Oregon In
fantry: Frank MInnick, of Union, and
Harlan Stacey, of Elgin. Music was fur
nished by a choir and the Union Cornet
Band. The annual business meeting was
held In the evening, at which the follow
ing officers were elected for the ensuing
I. W. Faulk, president; J. C. Henry,
secretary and treasurer, and J. M. Selder,
vice-president for Union County; John
1 County, and J. W. Oliver, chaplain. It
was yoted tQ hoW nex(. encanlD
fflent at Proebstel's Grove, near La
Grande, June 15. 19W.
The Eastern Oregon Association of W.
R. C, which held its annual reunion in
this city on Thursday, completed its work
yesterday by the election of the follow
ing officers: Mrs. C. H. Prescott, presi
dent; Mrs. R. P. Tait, vlce-presldent-at-
Miss Jessie I vie, Sheridan,
Goddess of Liberty.
H " '
se; Mrs. Artie McGee, vice-president for
Elgin Corps; Mrs. A. A. Belden. for Cove;
-MTS Pursei, for union; Mrs. Anna
Baker, for La Grande: Miss Edna Lvle
1 secretarj and Miss Jessie Prescojt,
In the afternoon a baseball game was
played between North Powder and Island
uy, wnicn wbb won oy ismna uiiy team, i
A pigeon shoot was also held, resulting as
First event, ten birds of unknown an
gles F. A. Bidwell first, A. I. Galo sec
ond and C. E. Davis third.
Second event, ten birds of unknown an
gles E. E. Bragg first, C. E. Davis sec
ond and F. Dai'is third, i
Third event, 15 birds of unknown an
gles F. A. Bidwell first, F. W. Davis and
C. E. Davis tied for second, and T. B.
Johnson and A. I. Gale tied for third.
The celebration held here yesterday was
one of the most successful, affairs ever
held in this part of the state, there belngM
a large attendance from all parts of
Union County. The parade through the
streets was especially well arranged and
elaborate. Besides the customary liberty
car there was a car of "naval . cadets'
representing .the Navy of the United
States, the car being in imitation of a
Members of the Eastern Oregon Veter
ans' Association and the Women Relief
Corps, the Union fire department, a piece
of artillery, and floats were among the
attraction of the parade. Music was fur
nished by Union's uniform band and
Kellogg's drum corps, and by a large
The meeting at the grove was opened
by a prayer, by Rev. Barton, of Union,
and tne oratpn was made by W. W. Van
Dusen, of Boise, Idaho. In the afternoon
there were a large number of sports in
the way of races and an exhibition of
"Wild Wesy riding. A grand ball and
fireworks closed the four days' celebra
tion.' Spend tie Day at South Bend.
CHEHALIS, Wash., July 5. (Special.)
The Fourth passed qule'tly here. There
was no e'ebratlon, About 3W0 people
from Chehallit and the towns along the
South Bend branch went to South Bend
and spent the day.
DALLAS HOSE TEAM "WINS.
Ex-Govcrnor Goer Gave the Oration
THE DALLES. Or., July 5. (Special.)
With a grand ball, which lasted until the
early hours this morning, the celobratlon
of the Fourth was srought to a termina
tion here last night. Since Friday the
town has been crowded with visitors from
all surrounding districts, all accommoda
tions being taxed to their utmost limits to
take care of the visiting crowds. Yester
day the crowd was" augmented by large
excursions ?rom Hood River and Wasco.
J. M. Patterson acted as marshall of the
day, Mies Virginia Hlllgen being goddess
The morning parade and exercises were
held In a light rain, the clouds clearing
away about noon and the remainder of
the day being bright and pleasant. Aside
from the speech of ex-Governor Geer, the
chief attraction of the day, the feature
to absorb the attention of the crowd was
the baseball game between the Chemawa
and Wasco teams. The Chemawas were
out In full force with their excellent band,
and the Wasco team was in turn followed
by a home contingent of wellwlshers.
Two thousand persons witnessed the game
which resulted In a Bcore of 3 to 0, in
favor of the Chemawas.
Following the ball game was a contest
between the fire companies of Dufur and
this city, the first, a hub-and-hub race
over a &J0-foot course, narrowly won by
the home team In 33 seconds. Notwith
standing that The Dalles forses responded
to a fire alarm Just after the first race, as
soon as their duties were finished they re
turned to the course on Third street
where a wet test between the city hose
companies was held, and easily won by
tho East End company In 40 seconds.
In the evening an illuminated parade
was held through the brightly lighted and
decorated streets, which were packed with
spectators. The pleasure of the evening
parade was somewhat marred by the ac
cldantal Igniting and burning of two
floats, the occupants having narrow es
capes from serious injury: C. A. Lawton
was slightly burned about the hands and
arms, as was also one o'f the young ladles
on the Indian float. The celebration Is
the largest The Dalles has had in many
HOW ONTARIO CELEBRATED.
Patriotic Programme and Races lor
Men and Horses.
ONTARIO. Or., July 5. (Special.) The
city was gaily decorated with the Nation
al colors. A fine programme of patriotic
exercises was held at the Opera-House
In the forenoon. The oration. was by Hon.
E. L. Bryan.
The following sports took place on Main
street In the afternoon:
Sack race, four entries Won by Frank
Commann, Adraln Rutherford second.
100-yard footrace,, nine entries Everett
Wisdom first. Arthur King second.
100-yard footrace for boys under 15. nine
entries Won by Owen Teste; Philip Mink,
Wheelbarrow race, three entriesWon
by Arthur King; J. E. Carter, second.
Potato race, five entries Won by Adraln
Rutherford: Chelsey Boyer, second.
Barrel race, five entries Won by Adraln
Bue one horserace was run today, the
half mile and repeat. There were three
entries: Dewey, Sunday and Danclne-
i King. Dewey won first heat and Sundar
oeCond and third heat.
ELM A BOY MAY LOSE AN EYEL
Othcrtrlse tae Celebration Goes 0
ELMA, Wash., July 5. (Special.) The
Fourth was celebrated here most enthus
iastically. The features of the day being
Fisher's aerial and contortion perform
ances, a ball game between Centralla
and Elmo, and the parade and programme.
Six hundred people witnessed, the ball
game, which was very exciting. The score
was 6 to 5, in favor of Centralla.
During the parade the four-horse team
attached to the barfdwagon started to
run away, and but for the coolness of the
driver would have caused a mlxup with
the crowd and liberty car, which carried
40 little girls. After running about 75 yards
they were headed into a high board fence
and stopped with little damage.
A more serious accident was the ex
plosion of a cannon cracker within a foot
of the face of Mr. Casly's little boy. It is
feared that the eye will be lost.
Funeral of Mrs. Melissa Beetle.
ST. HELENS, Or., July. 5. Mrs. Melissa
Beegle. an .old resident of this county,
who died at Cottage Grove, Lane County,
was burled at Warren, her old home, this
afternoon. She was 71 years old and left
several grown children. Her husband,
James Beegle, died about seven years ago
UfrM. Mary Rldgley.
FOREST GROVE, Or., July 5. Mary
Rldgley, daughter of William RIdgley, of
this place, aged 29 years, died suddenly
here yesterday of heart disease. Deceased
was bom in Page County, la. Interment
Will be In ttwc Naylor cemetery Monday.
COUNCIL IS SAID TO OWE 7000 TO
Temporary Receiver Appointed lor
the Plant, So That the Public
Will Not Suffer.
CHEHALIS, Wash., July 5. (Special.)
The culmination of the long-drawn-out
dispute between the Chehalls City Coun
cil and the Chehalls Water Company came
Friday afternoon. The water company
has been supplying the city with water
for fire protection for about four years
past without having received a cent for
the service rendered. The Council has
regularly rejected the bills presented, the
total being now over 7000. The. Council
gives as its reasons that the. water fur
nlshed the city ts impure, and that the
company has failed to keep the requisite
supply in the city reservoir as provided
hy the franchise which the company owns,
which was granted by the city early in the
Friday afternoon the water company
quit pumping and sent a postal-card notice
to all the private consumers, stating that
the supply would he discontinued from
that date. The notices were signed by
Fred S. Morris, of PortlanaS.presIdent of
the company. The plant Is owned by
Morris & Whitehead, of that city.
A hurried meeting of tho City Council
was held and steps at once taken to see
that the plant was kept runnings. A com
mittee of citizens; and councllmen made a
trip to the plant and found that the pump
ing machinery had 'been tampered- with,
certain essential parts having been re
moved. City Attorney Ponder and his partner.
Councilman Forney, on behalf of the city,
immediately began work to secure the
proper hearing of the matter before Judge
Rice, who had arrived on an evening train.
As a result. John Dobson, of the Coffman
Dobson banking house, was appointed
temporary receiver to take charge of tho
plant and see that It was kept running,
that the public Interests might not be
further Imperiled, until the legal dispute
between the city and the company might
be adjusted. Mr. Dobson Immediately
qualified and gave a $10,000 bond for the
proper care of the plant while It shall
be In his charge.
About midnight Mr. Morgan was found
and the order of the court served on him.
He turned the property over to Mr. Dob
son. and about 1 o'clock a company of
gentlemen went to the plant and began
making the needed repairs, so that by
9:30 o'clock Sunday morning the pump was
started again. The city had been without
water for fire protection from 10 P. M.
Friday to 10 A. M. Saturday. Things aro
now running smoothly. Tuesday, July 7,
the hearing on making Mr. Dobson's re
ceivership permanent until a final adjust
ment can be had will come before the
COLUMBIA VOTES ON COUNTY SEAT.
Clatslcanle, Rainier and St. Helens
Bid for the Honor.
ST. HELENS, Or July 5. (Special.)
The first special election for the reloca
tion of the county seat of Columbia.
County will be held tomorrow. There
are three candidates for the permanent
location of the Courthouse, as provided
in the enabling act as passed by the last
Legislature. They are Clatakanle, Rainier
and St. Helens.
During the past few days the contest
has been waxing bitter, and it is evl
dent that it will take a second election
to decide the matter. The enabling act
provides that if any town or place shall
not receive a majority of all the votes
cast at the first special election, the two
highest will be the candidates for the
county seat at the second special election
to be held on the first Monday In August.
At the latter election the place receiv
Ing the larger number of votes shall be
the county seat.
IMNAHA ON THE UPPER SNAKE.
Portland-Ballt Steamer Makes Trip
Accomplished hat Once Before.
LEWISTON, Idaho, July 5. The steamer
Imnaha returned last night from a suc
cessful trip to Imnaha, on the Upper
Snake River. 62 miles above Lewlston.
imnaha had been reached but once be
fore in the history of Northwest" river
navigation. The round trip was made by
the Imnaha In 14 hours. Tho boat was
built by Joseph Supple, of Portland. Cap
tain H. C Baughman was in commann.
TACOMA CAR HELD UP.
Condactor Tries to Ran Array, bnt
Revolver Stops Him.
TACOMA, July 5. Early this morning
three highwaymen held up a South
Tacoma street-car and robbed the car
men and four passengers of J100 in money
and three watcnes.
The conductor was chased half way
across the Tacoma-avenue bridge by one
of the highwaymen and brought to a
-standstill by shots from a revolver.
SMACKS OF FRAUD
Lands of Great Value Ob
tained at Little Cost.
TIPS GIVEN OREGON LOCATORS
"Outsiders" Mar Be Galled la the Fu
ture hy AIIeKed'',Inslde" Informa
tion Given for the PHrpose v
of Getting: Money.
SALEM, Or., July 5. (Special.) The
fraudulent representations of "locators"
that they have "inside information" as
to the plans ofthe Government regarding
irrigation projects recalls the fact that in
the past some men have had inside in
formation, and that they have been able
to use It to their advantage. The warn
ing of the Geological Survey to the nubile
against these locators may save Intend
ing settlers some money, and to that ex
tent it will make up for the looseness of
the Federal Land Department In the past.
Any person who has watched the prog
ress of Federal land proceedings In this
state would be Justified in believing that
operators in public land have "Inside"
information, as they claim, and in view
of the enormously profitable Investments
mat nave been made in the oast uwrn
that kind of Information it would not be
surprising if men were willing to Invest
their money now upon no better basis
than that the man who receives it has
"Inside" information. There have been
many "Ipaks" In the Land Department.
one of them extending, apparently, to the
office of the Secretary of the Interior, and
If the present regime has succeeded in
keeping official secrets, It has accom
One of the most notorious instances of
"Inside" Information being secured con
cernlng the intentions of the Federal land
officials' was that which enabled some fig r
son or persons to purchase the 40,000 acres
of Cascade Forest Reserve 'base at $1.25
an acre when It would In a few weeks
become worth to the state $2.50 an acre,
and was worth more than that to the
syndicate that secured it. A review of all
the circumstances would lead to the con
clusion that "inside information" leaked
out of the office of the Secretary of the
Interior at that time.
The facts are that in 1S33 the Cascade
Reserve was created, and until the middle
of 1S33- the state was trying to get permis
sion to use the surveyed school section's
In the reserve as base. The Department
of the Interior steadfastly refused to per
mit the state to use these lands as base
for the selection of lieu land. In August
of that year some one began buying up
these apparently worthless school sec
tions, and about the end of the year all
of them had been secured through the
medlumship of "dummies.
Within a month after the last of them
were sold, the Department of the Interior,
in a decision rendered by Acting Secretary
Ryan, serving under Secretary Bliss, re
versed its former ruling and held that
these sections could be used as base. The
men who bought them made an enormous
profit. While it may be possible that no
"inside" Information as to the forthcom
ing decision was given out, it Is difficult
to understand how It happened that at
Just the right time some one took a no
tion to buy up-all these worthless school
sections. The information, if obtained at
all, could have come from no. other source
than from some attache of the Secre
This same experience has been had with
nearly every fdrest reserve that has been
created or proposed. Less than two years
ago a large tract of land In Wasco Coun
ty was added to the Cascade Reserve.
The general public had no Information as
to the Intentions of the Government, but
some one felt sure enough of what would
be done that he went and bought up all
the cheap land he could get in, the limits
of the new reserve. That may also have
been good business foresight, but it
looked at the time, because of the manner
in which the land3 were secured, as
though the purchaser of the hids had
some "Inside" information.
It is also notorious that Just about the
time the Government withdrew from en
try the land within the limits of the pro
posed Blue Mountain Reserve, some per
sons who operate heavily In public lands
were inspired to buy up all the school sec
tions in that region. They evidently had
Information from some source that caused
them to have a sudden desire to acquire
those lands, upon which they will profit
handsomely If the Government should
create the reserve and permit these- lands
to be used as scrip.
Even In the operations of the Geolog
ical Survey thene have been Incidents
which would Indicate, if not prove, that
inside" information has been given out.
When the Butter Creek lands were with
drawn recently with a view to the pos
sible construction of extensive irrigation
works by the Government, a number of
persons went to the State Land Office to
purchase school lana in mat vicinity, out
found that a few days before the Depart
ment at Washington Issued its order some
one had bought up every vacant scnooi
section In that region. It was the unani
mous comment among men who take an
Interest in land matters that some one
must have had a "tip" concerning the
In view of these facts, and otners mat
might be mentioned, it is to be expected
that when a lana locator claims to nave
"tnRfdft" information, tho land-buying
public is likely to believe him and pay
him his price for the Information he has
to sell. The assurance irom tne ueoiog
lcal Survey that these locators have no
Inside Information is timely, for without
the warning many people would deal with
the locators, as they have been doing.
WARSHIPS IN THE STRAITS.
Fleet on the Way From San Fran
cisco to Fnget Sound.
VICTORIA, B. C, JuU 5. A dispatch
from Carmanah Point reports that the
United States warships New York. Ben
nington and Marblehead, from San Fran
cisco for Puget Sound, passed In jit 7 P, M.
Yankton Baptist Chnrch Dedicated.
ST. HELENS. Or.. July 5. (Special.)
The new Baptist Church at Yankton, four
miles west of St. Helens, was aeaicaiea
-1 " anteea.
fulnYe 0f y-r' dhoorUNFlTS YdU
F1ITeSM! excesses and strains have lost their MANLY
SaeLlver T& AND OTHER POISONOUS DRUGS.
'lkSethoS arfrefular and scientific. He uses no patent nostrums
or riadyTmado preparations! ut cures the disease by thorough medical treatment.
Htt ew PamDhlet on Private Diseases sent free to all men who describe their
trouble. PATIENTS cured at home. Terms reasonable All letters answered in
Sato envelope. Consultation, free and sacredly confidential. Call on or address
DR. WALKER, 18.1 First Street, Corner Yamhill, Portland, Or
today. Rev. Leonard M. Riley, of McMlnn
vllle. preaching the sermon. The edifice
was crowded during the exercises. The
church was built entirely by home con
tributions and labor, and Is one of the
neatest little country churches in Oregon.
ane caince was dedicated entirely free
Rain Will Crack the Cherries.
SALEM. Or.. July 5. (Special.) A heavy
rain fell In this j.'lclnlty today. Only a
llttlo hay Is down, so that no damage of
consequence will result to that crop, but
ripe cnerries will bo cracked to some ex
Clatskan-lc Wins at Baseball.
CLATSKANIB. Or., July 5. (Special.)
The local baseball team defeated the
Cathlamet aggregation today by a score
of 18 to 5.
AT THE HOTELS.
F B McMerney. N Y
I Gans, Helena
Mrs H B Gans, do
O Peterson, S F
G G Guild. New Yortc
Miss H E HoWen, Ore
A Holden. Oregron City
H G Bcckwlth, S F
B A Tomllnson. N Y
IV J Benson, S F
J B Beresford. Omaha
A Meyer, San Fran
C V Thompson and
wife. Cascade Locks
Dr N Churchman, city
airs a r Mcciure,
Miss M McClure. do
Master D McClure. do
Mrs M I Underwood, do
a jj anepara. s f
C W Lawrence and wf,
Mrs N -Paxton, Los
E- Brand and wf. S F
w B Fry. San Fran
H J Bock and wife.
Aberdeen, S D
J W Levy, San Fran
I Cohn. New York
H A Relchman. N Y
Mrs H Hewgood, do
F B Thayer, St Paul
J A Walker. N P R
Dr L Buck and wf. city
L Wagner and wife,
J R Steers and wf. N Y
L M Levy and wife, do
J i Browne. N x
II Jones, Topeka.
TV TV "Wood, wife and
family. San Fran
E A Coburn. N Y
L M Kellose. S F
Miss M D Kellosj, do
G F Heidet. N Y
F A Baldwin. S F -F
Mrs C L Hovey and
daughter, San Fran
W Oakea. and wife,
W Vlger. Tacoma
Mrs E J DuHemel. Se
F W Pettygrove. S F
E W Clive, Seattle
J A McClelland and wf.
W W Seymour, Tacma
Clementine Mather, do
E Bross, city
Miss B Carl, city
F E Dunn. Eugene
j liosneid, r y
R A Hodfleld and wf.
Mrs W "Wall, do
iiiss is Hutchlns. ca.1
L, F Stone. Eugene
G A Lomerman. 5pkniE J Butler and wife.
I S Tllney. Phlla Boston .
T W DeMotte. Phlla Miss Halstead. Honlulu
G W Kline, San Fran (Miss Kullop, San Jose
B J Robarge, Chcago F L Rosenthal N Y
H Jacob?. San Fran F T Pusey and wife,
H R Bosford. San Frnl Phlla
J Watson and wife. G C Fulton, Astoria
Vancouver Miss M Stewart. S F
W T HUlop, Pendleton F H Curtis, .Astoria
J Herrman, S F F Wortman. McMlnn
W Simons and family. C P Williams, Dalles
L F Russell, Ft Stvns'Master Kellogg, do
M G Watson. GoldndleiMrs R E Dawdy. do
W H Blair, Cottage Gr
Master Dawdy. do
Q J3 Hobson, city
R A Foster, Castle Rk
T H Matlock. Elgin
John L Sharpsteln.
Walla Walla. Wash
A C Alford, Lewlston
E C Cluster. Pomeroy
E Hallly. city
L Camp. San Fran
J J Collwell. S F
Mrs Collwell, S F
Mrs G D Billings,
Mia S M Billings, do
C C Cawsey. Seattle
F E Bunker, Olympla
E J Thorp, Lewlston
Mrs Thorp, Lewlston
C E Moulton. Tacoma
Mr Bensell. Slletz
Mrs Bensell, do
John Scott. Seattle
E Lester. Tacoma
M W Bartness, Hood R
W W Whipple. Bucoda
H B Jenkins, Deep Rvr
G H Clarke. San Fran
Mrs Clarke. San Fran
Theo Lendes, Astoria
R G Ravenscroft. Los
Mrs Ravenscroft, do
D Fleming, Oakland
F Chandler. Hood Rvr
Miss M Motson. Boise
" Li aiair. Idaho
Mrs F L Blair, do
J H Ilemperly. city
Mrs C C Branson, Mc-
A E Trent and family
C W Barr. Astoria
Mrs S C Hensan, Ark
Miss Hensan, Ark
G B Anderson, city
J M Kenny. Shanlko
H Woolery, Grove
Eva FIdler. Cation
Belle Huntington, do
J T Wilson, Greencastl
Mrs Wilson. do
J Adams. The Dalles
H F McDonald. Wlnne-
Mrs McDonald, do
T L Smith. Chicago
Mrs H A Garland.
Mies Garland. do
Miss R Garland, do
D H Barbour, do
M A Miller. Lebanon
J A Sinclair, Kan City
J E Gabriel. Kan City
H A Webster. Or City
J W Swammlck, Los
Mrs Swammlck. do
Miss M Stltes, Eugene
C C DeLancey. Oaklnd
W M Jones, St Louis
W W Brlstow, McMlnn
J A Ward. Arlington
F C DelchhofT. city
Mrs DelchhofT. city
B H Taylor, Centrallal
E Waldman. Mt Angel
J P Weinman, Pendltn
M G Watson. Goldndle
G B Small, Gresham
Mrs Small, Gresham
W H Dopp, Seattle
V Van Busklrk. do
Mrs O M Kellogg. Ho
C V Brown. Astoria
C W White. Astoria
P McCormack. Billings
Mrs Klpp and friend
W B Cooke, Athol
Mrs Cooke, Athol
Ed F Valght. Kansas
Theo Witt, San Fran
J Fuilman. Florence
F C Graham, Wlnlock
Mrs Graham, Wlnlock
Mrs C B Wade, Pen
dleton Mrs T T Geer, Salem
J D Brown, San Fran
L R Roberts. N Y
T T Geer. Salem
Ruth Robblns. Portlnd
G Bralnard. Berkeley
Sylvia Bralnard, do
W H Fearnley, St
Mrs C A Farno. Cal
Miss A J Farno. Cal
P E Chamberlain,
N Relss So Carnival Co
i Mrs Keiss. co
I Mrs A Johnson, do
iMrs H L Leavltt, do
i J G Fern. do
Miss L Harris, do
IMiss ! Young. do
J L Hlnsley. Michigan, A P Whitney,
Wra Kyle, Florence E c laiDoi.
A E Caoo. Rltzville Mrs Talbott.
Mrs R N Beaver. Corny(Mr and Mrs Gay
R T Reed, San Fran
H G Lumbey, Blngam-
F M Zelber. Tacoma
J F Kelly. Eugene
W H Adams, Cottage
H Hendricks, Eugene
Mrs Hendricks, do -C
A Freese, Boston
T Wollenberg and
ton. N 1
Mrs Lumbey. do
2 Houser, Pendleton
F R Dorn, Echo
G Emmerick. Astoria
J F Fowler, Astoria
Mrs Fowler. Astoria
Claude Hubbard. Ind
C E Edwards. Spokane
Vfre fiTjinnlian. Sapto
C Johnson. Aberdeen
n n Thorn. Vancouver! Mrs Johnson. do
E H Lampert, Salem ;B Gonzales. Galveston
N H Esterday, TacomaJ
THE ST. CHARLES.
L M Hoyt. Hlllsboro
Mrs L M Hoyt. do
G Blnderhlll. Bay
J Piatt. Goldendale
H B Conners, city
Mrs Conners. city
Miss Hays. Kalama
R Bryan. La Fayetto
E Richardson, Etna
M Camnbell. Etna
Laura M Robb, Vancvr
C W Tobey. La Center
C Stater, Xewberg
D Vaughn, Newberg
R T Flint. Kintau
Mrs R T Flint, do
J McFarland. Ostrandr
D C Bush, Ladu
Mrs Bush, Lain
A L Shaffelr. ZIon, Or
R Carl, Albany
Mrs R Carl. Albany
C Hansen. Catlamst
Mrs Hansen. co
J Hansen, Cathlamet I
Mrs Hansen, do
John Cowart, Stella
B E Galllmore, city ,
Miss Galllmore, city
F L Keller. Grass Val
W T Howell -
B Bitter, city -.'v
W G Young, Warren
E K Hlckey '
Ed Patton, Astoria
Fred Stoll. Astoria
J Trukosltz, Scappoose
F "Hardy. Vancouver
B Hayes. Lexington
L. D McCall. city
C F Gilbert. Hood Rvr
C L Fasterln. city
G Weeks. Smith Creek
J D Milter
W G Thompson. Bale
J W Hendricks, Seattle
Mrs HendricKs. ao
W V Rogers, Seattle
W W Hart, city
L Bourland. San Fran
Mrs A M Moore, AstrajG Y Carlton. Cathlamet
H Carlson, Whatcom 0 Mlrieter. Castle Rk,
J F Cox, IH A McCormack
G P Ewner, Oak PolntjMrs D J Lawton,
Miss Kate Swinger. Grant's Pais
Gervals . Mrs L G Hlgglns, do
C W Mendenhall, lowaJJohn G Clark
F G Kelly. Knappa
Hotel Bransivlcir, Seattle.
European plan, popular rates. Modern
Improvements. Business center. Near
Tacoma Hotel. Tacoma.
American plam Rates, J3 and up.
Hotel Donnelly, Tacoma.
First-class restaurant in connection.
Rainier Grand Hotel, Seattle.
European plan. Finest cafe on Coast.
Hdqrs. naval, military and traveling men.
Rooms en suite and single. Free shower
baths. Rates. U up. H. P. Dunbar, prop.
TWENTY. YEARS OF SUCCESS
In the treatment of chronic diseases such as liver, kid
ney and stomach disorders, constipation, diarrhoea,
dropsical swellings, Bright's disease, etc.
KIDNEY AND URINARY
Complaints, painful, difficult, too frequent, milky or
bloody urine, unnatural discharges speedily cured.
DISEASES OF THE RECTUM
Such as piles, fistula, fissure, ulceration, mucous and
bloody discharges, cured without the knife, pain or con
DISEASES OF MEN
Blood poison, gleet, stricture, unnatural losses,, im
potency, thorougnly cured. No failure. Cures guar-
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