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THE MORNING OKEGONIAN, THURSDAY, 'APRIL U, 1904.
Hermann Gets Nomina
tion for Congress.
HARRIS MEN SWING IN LINE
Lane County Spokesman Sec
onds for Delegation.
PROGRAMME IS CARRIED OUT
Brownell of Clackamas Presides
Over the Republican Convention
of First Congressional Dis
trict, Held at Salem.
IX ITRST DISTRICT.
Representative la Congress Blnger
Hermann, Douglas County.
Delegates to National Convention J.
TJ. Campbell, of Clackamas County: Dr.
J. M. Keenc, of Josephine County.
Alternates Jesse Edwards, of Tamblll;
B. F. Jones, of Lincoln.
Congressional Committee Salter I.
Tooze. chairman; Benton, C V. John
son; Clackamas, D. W. Klnnalrd; Coos,
"V. T. Dement: Lake, B. E. L. Stelwcr;
Lane, A. C. "Woodcock; Lincoln, Ed
Sullivan; Linn. G. S. Hill; Polk, M. D.
Ellis; Tillamook, Fred C. Baker; Yam
hill, A. D. McKern; Douglas, C. B.
Cannon; Jackson, Henry D. Kubll; Jo
sephine, F. W. Chausse; Klamath, C,
SALEM, Or., April 13. (Special.) Bin
der Hermann was today renominated for
Congress by acclamation. The proceed
ings of the Republican Convention of the
First Congressional District "were conduct
ed, "according to programme," the sup
porters of L. T. Harris falling in line
and accepting the defeat of their candidate
tvlth utmost good grace.
"While the success of Hermann was prac
tically certain last night, Harris did not
-withdraw from the race until this morn
ing, when he realized that all efforts to
make winning combinations were futile.
"When Marsters, of Douglas, placed Her
mann's name before the convention,
"Woodcock, of Lane, moved on behalf of
the supporters of Harris that the secre
tary be Instructed to caBt the unanimous
vote of the convention for Hermann. The
motion carried without a dissenting vote.
As the convention was devoid of con
tests of any kind, there was nothing to
show the relative strength of the two
candidates for the Congressional seat.
Prom the best estimates that can be had.
however, it seems that out of 177 delegates,
Hermann had 117 and Harris 60. Of these
CO who were for Harris, probably 50 would
liave voted for him even if he stood no
chance of nomination. This was a great
er victory for Hermann than that which
lie won a year ago, when the 24th ballot
in a hard-fought contest resulted: Her
mann, 95; Gatch. 72; Kelly, 9; total, 176.
Cause of Harris' Defeat.
The overwhelming defeat of Harris was
due to several circumstances. Many peo
ple believed his candidacy to be inconsis
tent with his ardent support of Hermann
a year ago. Harris was opposed by a
number of young men Vho have hopes of
going to Congress a few years hence. The
argument was used with apparent effect
that if Hermann were to bo turned down
it should have been done last year and
not now, after he has served a.year.
The large number of strong personal
friendships Hermann has "built up in the
years gone by told effectively for him.
The Booth-Kelly Lumber Company scare
was used against Harris. All these cir
cumstances, together with some remark
ably good organization work done by
Senator Marsters, enabled Hermann, to
-win by a vote of 2 to L
Besides nominating a candidate for
Congress, the convention named Dr. J.
M. Keene, of Jackson County, and J. TJ.
Campbell, of Clackamas, as delegates to
the National Republican Convention, and
B. F. Jones, of Lincoln, 'and Jesse Ed
wards, of Yamhill, as alternates. "Walter
Jj. Tooze, of Marion, was chosen chair
man of the Congressional Committee, and
Gall S. Hill, of Linn, secretary.
Brownell Called to the Chair.
In the absence of Chairman T. "W. Har
ris, of the Congressional Committee, the
convention was called to order at 11
o'clock by Secretary C. B. "Winn, of Al
bany, who asked for nominations for
temporary chairman. A. C. Marsters, of
Douglas, named George C. Brownell, of
Clackamas, who, he said, had presided
very acceptably over similar meetings in
the past, and who could be depended upoa
to run such a convention "according to
This plain statement of the plan of the
Hermann people was greeted with
laughter. There being no other nomina
tions, Brownell was elected temporary
chairman by acclamation. Upon taking
the gavel, Brownell thanked the dele
gates for the honor of being called to
preside over a Republican Convention and
said that as the Republican party is a
party of business he would not take up
any time making a speech. Gall S. Hill,
of Linn, was elected temporary secretary
F. "W. Chausse, of Josephine, moved that
a committee of seven be appointed upon
credentials. The motion carried, and tak
ing up a copy of the "programme," Chair
man Brownell said that "after due and
deliberate consideration" he desired to an
nounce the following on that committee:
F. "W. Chausse, of Josephine; S. B.
Eakln. of Lane; "W. O. Chase, of Coos;
A. G. Steelhammer, of Marlon; "W. D.
Stlllman, of Tillamook; E. E. Paddock,
of Polk, and "W. A. Massingill, of Lake.
The openness of the manner In which the
Hermann people were carrying out the
"programme" caused laughter, and sev
eral suggestions were made that the pro
gramme might be adopted entire. When
he came to the committee on resolutions,
the man who had been slated to make the
motion for the appointment of this com
mittee was a little slow and the chair
man called for Mr. Hofer, of Marlon. The
motion was then made by Mr. Hofer and
tne committee appointed. The other com
mittees were as follows:
List of Committees.
Permanent organization "W. L "Vawter,
Jackson; N. E. "Winnard. Linn; "W. G.
Gllstrap, Lane; Marion Hayden, Benton;
Lee "Wade, Lincoln; J. U. -Campbell,
Clackamas; Jesse Edwards, Yamhill.
Resolutions E. Hofer, Marlon; B. P.
Cornelius, Washington; H. H. Van Valk
enburg, Klamath; A- C. "Woodcock, Lane;
W. H. Gore, Jackson; E. P. Rands, Clack
amas; W. P. Reed, Douglas.
Tellers J. D. Hurd. Jackson; E. E. Tay
lor," Clackamas; C. B. Cannon, Douglas;
H. A. Snyder. Marlon; J. E. Young, Lane;
W. T. Butner, "Washington.
The convention then adjourned until af
ternoon in order to give the committees
time to report.
Credentials Committee Is Slow.
"When the convention was called to order
In the afternoon the committee on cre
dentials was not ready to report and ,In
the delay somo one suggested that the
chairman fill in the time by making a
speech. Brownell expressed the opinion
that there were others present to whom
the delegates would rather listen and
mentioned the name of ex-Governor Geer,
who occupied an upper box on tho left
of the stage.
A general clamor was set up for Gee"r
and it did not cease until the former exec
utive arose to speak. At the close of his
brief review of the prosperous conditions
which make a large majority of the people
satisfied with Republican rule, ex-Governor
Lord, who occupied a box on the oppo
site side of the hall, was called for.
Judge Lord responded briefly, predicting
a sweeping victory In June and November.
B. L. Eddy was tho next speaker called
for. He had spoken but a moment when
he drifted around to the work of the
convention, referred to the certainty of
the nomination" of Hermann, and then
paid a glowing tribute to Harris, who, he
said, had made a manly fight in pursuit
of a worthy ambition.
Harris' Name Applauded.
The mention of the name of Harris was
the signal for the greatest demonstration
the convention experienced. The ap
plause grew louder and louder as it con
tinued and finally the convention broke
forth In cheers, the Hermann peoplo join
ing in tho demonstration without reserve.
Harris was then called for from every
part of the convention. In responding,
he complimented Blnger Hermann, who
would in -a few moments be nominated to
succeed himself In the lower houso of
Congress, and said that In this campaign
Lane Count' will be found loyally sup
porting the ticket, state and district,
and that when the votes are counted in
June It will be found that Lane has
given Hermann a larger majority than
he received in that county a year ago.
Harris received another ovation when
he sat down and this was repeated again
with np less enthusiasm Just before ad
journment, when Chairman Brownell took
occasion to mention Harris and to predict
that his talents and loyalty will yet win
him a seat in tho halls of Congress.
Singing Brought Committee to Time.
The McElroy band then favored the
convention with a patriotic air. and re
sponded to two encores, after which the
entire convention Joined in singing
At this Juncture tho committee on cre
dentials made r tts Tcport, which was
The delegations from the several coun
ties reported the selection of the follow
ing members of the Congressional com
mittee Benton, C. V. Johnson; Clackamas, D.
"W. Klnnalrd; Coos, W. D. Dement;
Curry, Walter Sutton; Douglas, C. B.
Cannon; Jackson, Henry KubU: Jose
phine, F. W. Chausse; Klamath, C. H.
Wlthrow; Lake. R. E. L. Stelner; Lane.
A. C. Woodcock; Lincoln. Edward Sul
livan; Linn. Gall S. Hill; Marion. Walter
L. Tooze; Polk, M. D. Ellis; Tillamook.
Fred C Baker; Washington, B. P. Cor
nelius; Yamhill, A. C. McKern.
The committee met and selected
Walter L. Tooze as chairman, and Gall
S. Hill as secretary.
Then Oratory Burst Forth.
The selection of delegates to the Na
tional Convention was the occasion for
much more oratory than was later dis
played in presenting tho name of the
candidate for Congress. William Gore, of
Jackson County, presented the name of
Dr. J. M. Keene, and Chairman Brownell
named J. TJ. Campbell, of Clackamas.
Both were elected delegates," 'according
Campbell was called upon for a speech.
He excused himself from speaking by
saying that he is out of practice, for, al
though he Is an attorney, he has been In
partnership with Brownell, a partnership
in which one did all the work and the'
other all the talking. Prolonged cheers
greeted this sally, and when Brownell
tried to get back at Campbell, he was
met with ren4wal of the applause.
As alternate delegates to the National
Convention, Walter L. Tooze named
Jesse Edwards, of Yamhill, and A. C.
Marsters named B. F. Jones, of Lincoln,
both being elected, "according to pro
gramme." Resolutions Adopted.
The report of the committee on resolu
tions was adopted as follows:
The Bepubllcans of the First Oregon Con
gressional District In convention assembled
hereby unanimously Indorse the Administration
of our National Government at the bands of
President Roosevelt, and most heartily rec
ommend his nomination for President.
"We demand a continuance of those financial
and industrial policies which, through the In
strumentality of the Republican party, have
been productive of the greatest prosperity at
home, and the greatest commercial expansion
We extend our moat cordial greetings to the
Oregon delegation In the National Congress
and Senate, and compliment them upon the
successful labors they have performed for the
promotion of every essential interest of this
The people' of Oregon, without party distinc
tion demand the earliest possible completion of
tho Intcroceanlc canal, undertaken with such
great determination and brilliant prospects of
success by a Republican Administration.
Seconded by Lane County.
The chairman having announced that It
would be In order to present names of
candidates for the nomination for Con
gress, Senator A. C. Marsters, of Doug
las, presented the name of Blnger Her
mann. This he did without any extended
address, referring briefly to Hermann's
length of service, his willingness at all
times to work for the interests of the peo
ple of his district and state and his suc
cess in the past in securing what the dis
A. C. Woodcock, of Lane, seconded the
nomination. In doing so he said that he
came to the convention intending to make
a different kind of a speech. Because of
a lack of votes it had been found advis
able to leave out the address he had pre
pared. He declared his belief in the' doc
trine that the majority should rule both
within and outside the party, and in pur
suance of that belief the friends of Har
ris have bowed to the will of the major
ity. In behalf of the Lane County dele
gation he moved to direct the secretary
to cast the ballot of the convention for
Colonel E. Hofer, of Marion, seconded
the motion and took occasion to give the
Lane County delegation a parting shot.
He declared that continuity In office
should be one of the principles of the
Republican party. When he acknowledged
that he had departed slightly from Re
publican principles (during the two Bryan
campaigns), he was greeted with laughter
that spread all over the convention. In
closing, he rejoiced over the renomlnatlon
of Hermann and said that "last year we
were compelled to take Lane County's
choice and now Lane County is compelled
to take ours."
The motion made by Woodcock was put
and carried, and- Hermann was declared
The manner in which the nomination
was made deprived it of any excltlm? fea
tures and no particular enthusiasm was
manifested, though the nomination of
Hermann was applauded.
Delegates to the Convention.
The delegates who were in attendance at
the convention were as follows:
Benton W. S. Tomllnson, ,by D. M. Smith;
Ed Williams, George E. Lilly, II. Hayden, T.
R. Smith, E. R. Bryson. C. V. JohnESn.
Clackamas J. C. Bradley, Henry Horn
shuh. R. Greaves, by J. U. Campbell; George
W. Prosser, J. U. Campbell, W. S. Ryder. W.
jH. Howell. James Dickey, c. B. Smith, John
Huerth, Bud Thompson. D. W. Klnnalrd.
Ernest Rands. T. F. Ryan, L. E. "Williams,
Frank McGlnness, E. E. Taylor. G. C.
Coca W. K. Bunch, by W. C. Chase; L.
Harloeker. .by "W. C Chase; W. C. Chase". J.
W. Bennett, by S. B. Hermann, E. L. C Far
rier, by S. B. Hermann; E. Mlngus, by S. B.
Hermann; S. D. Smith, W. T. Dement.
Curry W. Button, by Curtis B. Winn; D.
S. Moore, by Curtis B. Winn; F. H. Blake, by
Curtis B. Winn.
Douglas George Stearns, Frank Benson.
S. M. Terklns, by W. A. Perkins; F. W.
Hiyneo Hiram Gallop, by F. B. Hamlin; C.
R. King, W. T. Emery, by D. R. Shambrook;
D. S. K. Bulck. J. E. Love, by "Charles Get
tys; Benton Haines, W. P. Reed, Henry Ire
land, by H. H. Brook, C. B. Cannon.
Jackson George Brown, I. L. Hamilton,
W. G. Kenney, W. H. Gore. J. M. Keene. J.
WRoblnson. by Tod Cameron; W. L Vawter,
H. D. Kubll. C. Vroman. by D. T. Lawton; E.
H. Dunham, by J. S. Howard; J. D. Heard,
C E. Stewart, by W. L Vawter.
Josephine W. H. Hampton, by J. C
Campbell; Joseph Griffith, A. Morris, by F. W.
Chausse: Charles Crow, by F. W. Chausse; R.
M. Cougle. by"F". "W. Chausse: T. C. Emery,
by F. W. Chausee; G. W. Col vie, by F. W.
Klamath George H. Merryman, H. H. Van
Velkenburg, C. H. "Wlthrow, J. S. Shook.
Lake W. A. Massingill, John Tucker, by
W. A. Massingill; E. LuUc. by E. M. Brattan;
L. D. Frakes, by E. M. Brattan.
Lincoln Hoxey Simmons, A. TV. Webber,
Lee Wnde, Ed Sullivan, H. R. Sturtevant.
Linn Gale S-HUl. J. S. Van "Winkle, by P.
R. Kelly; Dr.-N. E. Winnard, A. C. Hausman,
W. H. Hescrman, P. B. Marshall, E. E. Up
meyer, Ira Sorle, W. M. Stewart, J. R. Smith.
W. G. Thompson, T. H. Turpln, by W. Lair
Thompson; T. L. Griggs, by C. B. Winn; Z. T.
Lane W. T. Bailey, by Darwin Brlstow; G
R. Chrlsman, J. L. Clark, S. B. Eakln, I. N.
Edwards. S. H. Friendly. G. W. Griffin. W. G.
Gllstrap. T. W. Harris, by C. A. Hardy; C. F.
Hurlbnrt, W. Kuykcndall, William Landess,
Henry McKInney. D. A. Paine, Charles Stlck
els, by H. L. Traner; B. A. Washburne, H. C
Wheeler, iy L. H. Johnson; A. C Woodcock,
J. E. Young.
Marion F. T. Wrightman, W. F. Drager.
T. L. Ambler, T. J. Cronlse, E. T. Jtfdd, H.
G. Meyer, J. JT. Smith. T. C. Smith, H. A.
Snyder, L. T. Reynolds, F. B. Southwlck, W.
C. Hubbard, B. B. Gesncr, A. L. Downing, B.
Hofer, A. G. Steelhammer, A. F. Blackerby,
J. L, Cook, by F. T. Wrightman; D. H.
Looncy. H. A. Smith, Walter L. Tooze, Alex
La Follett, G. P. Terrell, by John Knight.
Polk Frank Gibson, H. B. Brophy, by Frank
Gibson; F. A. Patterson, C. R. Farley, Lee
Rowell, by R. E. Williams; L. E. Bcdwell. T.
B. Hooker, by C. 2. McArthur; C. L. Hubbard,
B. E. Paddock.
Tillamook W. D. StlllweU, B. L. Eddy. H.
T. Bates, by B. L. Eddy; "Homer Mason, by
B. L. Eddy; A. W. Severance, by B. L. Bddy.
Washington B. P. Cornelius, John McKamer,
H. T. Buxton. W. D. Smith, A. Brlggo, J. W.
Goodln. Fred Homme!, W. J. Butner, O. W.
Marsh, John Milne. Ed Savage, Fred Olds, by
B. P. Cornelius; J. C. Buchanan, by B. P.
Yamhill J. P. Irvine, C. K. Spaulding, A. E.
McKearn, Frank Ferguson, E. A. Alderman,
Andrew Johnson, F. J. Canfleld. W. G. Hen
derson, G. W, Peters, Jesse Edwards, Isaac
Dougherty, by Jesee Edwards.
BETWEEN WHITE AND MESSICK
Baker City Men Want Democratic
Nomination for District Attorney.
BAKER CITY, Or., April 13. (Special.)
Tho delegates to the Democratic County
Convention, which is to meet In this city
tomorrow, have been gathering in town
all day. The main Interest centers In
the contest for the District Attorneyship,
between Hon. Sam White .tnd Judge J.
B. Messlck, both of this city. Caucuses
were held by the adherents of both this
evening for the purpose of arranging for
the organization of the convention tomor
row. The White caucus selected Mayor Mc
culloch, of Sumpter, for chairman, and
the Messlck caucus selected Charles
Chance, of Sumpter, as their candidate.
The choice of the chairman will deter
mine tho control of tho convention. White
seems to have the best of the fight; 115
votes were represented In his caucus, a
majority of 18. County Chairman Saxton,
who is conducting the Messlck campaign,
said today that White had the best of
the fight, but that there was a lighting
chance for Messlck and they would take
Each caucus selected candidates for
delegates to the State Convention favor
able to their candidate for District Attor
ney. Whoever secures the Baker County
delegation will secure the nomination.
The choice of a candidate for District
Attorney will be left to the delegates
from Baker, Union and Wallowa Counties
to the State Convention.
The White caucus appointed a com
mittee to wait on Dr. E. B. McDanlel and
tender him the nomination for the Legis
lature. The doctor has taken the proposi
tion under advisement until morning. Tho
Messlck caucus Is also for McDanlel,
which Insures his nomination If he will
Lake County Democratic Convention.
LAKETVIEW, Or.. April 13. (Special.)
The Democratic County Convention was
held In Lakevlew Saturday, and the fol
lowing delegates were elected to the
Democratic State and Congressional Con
ventions: B. Daly, S. P. Moss, T. E.
The convention passed off quietly, most
of the county ticket being nominated by
acclamation. The state delegation also
was nominated by acclamation. The
present incumbent was renominated to
succeed himself as County Clerk, and
Sam Duke was named for Sheriff.
Yamhill Convention Date Fixed.
M'MINNVnLE. Or.. April 13 (Special.)
The Republican County Central Commit
tee has decided upon Friday, May 6, for
holding the convention to elect legisla
tive 'nominees and May 3 for holding the
primaries. Yamhill County Is the only
county In the stato that holds two sep
arate conventions, one for electing dele
gates to the State Convention and one
for electing legislative nominees.
Idaho Democratic Dates.
BOISE. Idaho, April 13. The Demo
cratic State Committee today set the
tlmo and place for the State Convention.
The convention to select delegates to the
National Convention will be held at
Welser on June 6, and the Stato
Nominating Convention at Lewlston,
ATTORNEYS FIGHT ON STREET
L. H. McMahan and J. A. Jeffries
Use Fists on Each Other's Features.
SALEM, Or., April 13. (Special.) L. H.
McMahan and John A. Jeffreys, promi
nent attorneys and politicians of this city,
engaged in a fist fight on State street
this afternoon. As attorney for Walter
Whelan, Jeffreys filed a suit this after
noon to secure possession of tho resi
dence occupied by McMahan. The latter
thought Jeffreys had set out in his com
plaint some irrelevant matter Intended
to offend and Injure him and ho started
out immediately on a hunt for Jeffreys.
When the two met McMahan stepped
up and slapped Jeffreys on the face.
Jeffreys didn't turn tho other check, but
landed on McMahan's jaw. The blows
were beginning to fall thick and fast when
friends Interfered and separated the com
batants. A fow bruises and some torn
clothes was the extent of the damage.
Jeffreys was formerly a member of the
Legislature from Jackson County. He
was tho Democratic nominee for District
Attorney la this district four years ago
and for Joint Senator two years ago.
McMahan was a Democratic nominee for
State Senator two years ago. There has
been bad feeling between the two men
for somo time.
MOREfE ETE TtEMEDT.
Cures Sore .Eyes. Makes weak Eves
Btrone. Murine don't smart It snnthoo
J Eye pain. Druggists and opticians.
DEATH AT WASHOUT
Five Killed in Wreck on Great
ENGINE ROLLS OFF GRADE
Bank Under Track Caved In, Leav-
ing the Rails and Ties Unsup
portedThree Dead Were
on "Blind Baggage."
LEAVENWORTH, Wash., April IS.
(Special.) Great Northern passenger
train No. 4, which left Seattle Monday
night, was wrecked one mile east of
here at 9 o'clock last night on account
of the track caving in. James Wlldman
and two unknown men, all of whom were
beating their way on the blind, were In
stantly killed. Fireman Jack Wilson,
better known as "Cllnkerhook," was
fatally Injured, and died at 2:40 this
morning. Engineer Croak was fatally in
jured by the escaping steam and died at
8:30 this morning. Tho romains of Croak
and Wilson were sent to Spokane.
The ill-fated train was delayed all day
yesterday at Madison by rock-slides and
did not reach here until 8:30 last night.
The engineer had orders to run Blow over
tho piece of track where the wreck oc
curred and was not going over five miles
per hour when tho wreck occurred. The
bank had caved out underneath the track,
leaving the rails and ties held up by their
own strength. The night was exceeding
ly dark and tho engineer did not notice
anything was wrong, although he was
watching closely for trouble.
When the engine struck the wash-out
It turned sharply to the right and rolled
over and over about 150 feet down the
almost perpendicular bank to the river,
dragging the mall and baggage ears after
It Just before reaching tho river It
buried Itself In the mud.
Willing hands hurried to tho onglne to
rescue the engineer and fireman and with
a great deal of hard labor thoy were
extricated. The other three bodies were
found In the ruins later. There wero
three mall clerks on tho -train, and only
one of these, Mr. Hubbard, was hurt and
he was only bruised slightly.
Jack Wilson, the dead fireman, was a
favorite among the firemen. He had fired
on passenger trains for over four years
and had been offered promotion as en
gineer several times, but wouldnot ac
cept it He leaves a wife and four chil
dren In Spokane.
J. E. Croak was the second oldest en
gineer on the road west of Spokane. He
leaves a wife and six children, flvo of
whom are at home In Spokane. On this
trip he had his little boy with him and
thought It would be safer to let him ride
In the coaches Instead of on the engine.
The little fellow did not get a scratch.
The body of James Wlldman. one of
tho men riding the blind, will be held
at Wenatchee for a few days to hear
from his sister near Spokane. He be
longs to the Order of Red Men, and 1b a
member of the Painters' Union In Butte,
Mont He had been working somewhere
on the Coast and was going home to see
The Coroner was called from We
natchee and announced that no inquest
would be held. The other two men were
taken to Wenatchee, where they will bo
burled by the county. Thoy have not
Not a passenger on tho train was hurt.
The total damage to equipment Is $5000.
The train was in charge of Conductor
GRAND RONDE OUT OF BANKS.
Warm Weather Promises Flood In
LA GRANDE. Or., April 13. (Special.)
The weather has been warmer in this
section of Eastern Oregon today than It
has been since Spring set fh, and tho
water in the Grand Ronde River Is run
ning over Its banks In places. The weather
Is almost like June. A bridge on the
C. It. & N near Weatherby, was dam
aged by the water yesterday, but was
soon repaired, delaying trains from the
East but a few hours. Tho company still
has men on duty all along the lines
watching the tracks.
Several families who reside near the
Grand Rondo River, near Island City and
other points along the line, will be com
pelled to le.ave their homes if the water
gets any higher, as some of the places
are now almost surrounded. The Proeb
stel bridge, which crosses the Grand
Ronde a short distance from La Grande,
Is said to be in a very unsafe condition,
and if the water gets much higher may
be lifted from Its foundation. No teams
are allowed to cross.
Reports from HHgard are to tho effect
that some property In the way of barns,
fences, etc., has been destroyed. This
promises to bo the worst flood Eastern
Oregon has witnessed since the one of
ten years ago. and this is the hottest
April known In this section for many
years up to this time. There Is no danger
of osa of lives, but If this warm weather
keeps up the loss of property will amount
to quite a sum to ranchers and people
living along the lowlands on the Grand
Rondo and other streams In Eastern
Yakima Threatened With Flood.
NORTH YAKIMA, Wash., April 13.
(Special.) If the present hot weather con
tinues a few more days there is every
possibility of a big flood In the Yakima
Valley. The rivers are already flowing
bank full as a result of the melting snow
on the foothills, but no damage of any
consequence Is reported. There Is about
14 feet of snow In the mountains, but this
Is not melting.
Should a chlnook come it would have a
decided bad effect on tho mountain snow
and a damaging flood could not be avoid
ed. The rapid melting of the snow 13
pleasing to the stockmen, as they have
been prevented from grazing their stock
all Winter on the hills. They usually go
to tho hills early In March, but up to the
present there has been too much snow.
Earth Slide on Southern Pacific.
ASHLAND, Or., April 13. A big slide of
earth and rocks 20 miles south of Ashland
this morning about 9 o'clock will. It Is es
timated, delay traffic on the Southern Pa
cific from 12 to 18 hours. The warm
weather has melted the snow in the moun
tains and to this is due the slide. A steam
shovel and wrecking crew from this city
are at work removing the obstruction.
Passenger train No. 15, from Portland,
will be held hero until the track is cleared,
and No. 16, from San Francisco, Is being
held on the other side of the SIsklyous.
The streams are rising rapidly as a re
sult of tho melting snow.
Weiser River Again Very High.
"WE1SER, Idaho, April 13. (Special.)
High water In the "Welser River Is again
causing trouble. The warm weather of
the past week Is causing the heavy snow
fall In the mountains to melt and the
water tc come down In torrents. The
wagon bridge over the Welser River at
Council has gone out and still further
damage Is feared.
Log Boom Breaks at Hood River.
HOOD RIVER, Or., April 13. (Special.)
Two million feet of logs escaped last
night from the big boom of tho Mount
1 Hood Lumber Company, entailing a loss
Children especially are fond of dainties,
and the housekeeper must look careful
to their food.
As good cake can be made only with
good eggs, so also a cake that is health
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a pure and perfect baking powder.
Royal Baking Powder is indispensable
in the preparation of the highest quality
of food. It imparts that peculiar light
ness, sweetness and flavor noticed in the
finest cake, biscuit, doughnuts, crusts, etc.,
and what is more important, renders the
food wholesome and agreeable to young
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output thb Spring.
Drowned While Fording Creek.
PRINEVHjI, Or.. .April 13. (Special.) I
while fording McKay Creek thls'morn
lng Henry ZImmerly wa3 drowned. Henry
was the son of J. N. ZImmerly, of John
son Creek, and about IS years old. He
was on the way from his homo on horse
back to the James Crose place. The body
was recovered an hour later.
Track Is Covered Deep.
REDDING, Cal., April 13. A big land
slide on the Southern Pacific near "Wall
Creek, in the Siskiyou Mountains, will
probably delay traffic till tomorrow fore
noon. The track is covered to a depth of
eight feet for a distance of 200 feet.
Child Drowned in Idaho Creek.
BURKB, Idaho, April 13. The 4-year-old
daughter of J. Lungren, a miner, was
drowned this afternoon in Canyon Creek,
a tributary of the Coeur d'Alene River.
The body has not yet been recovered.
TJIIamook Streams Rising.
TILLAMOOK. Or., April 13. (Special.)
The weather in Tillamook County has
turned unusually warm tho past few days.
The snow In the mountains Is dissolving
very rapidly and flooding the rivers.
SEATTLE SPIRIT IS ROUSED.
Proposal to Establish Mint at Port
- land Causes Great Alarm.
SEATTLE, "Wash., April 13. (Special.)
The Seattle Chamber of Commerce today
Instructed Its secretary to send a pro
test to the. American Mining Congress
asking that the project for the estab
tabllshment of a branch mint or assay
office bo not brought up at the annual
meeting to be held in Portland in Aug
The protest recites the fact that assay
offices are established In Seattle and
Boise and a bill Is pending before Con
gress to establish a branch mint at Ta
coma. It is contended the Seattle office
handles Alaskan and Northwestern bullion
and tho Boise office handles the bullion
from Eastern Oregon.
The Chamber of Commerce took the po
sition that agitation in favor of a branch
mint at Portland would stir up local
prejudices, and tho Mining Congress
should not Interfere In this matter. The
Chamber of Commerco will name a del
egation that will, If necessary, carry the
fight against the Portland mint Into tho
Flnzer Investigates at Eugene.
EUGENE, Or.. April 13. (Special.) Adjutant-General
"W. E. Flnzer has been In
Eugene thl3 afternoon looking Into the
charges against Captain J. M. "Williams,
Lieutenant Ray Babb and Privates Ora
and "Wade "Wilson. No court has been or
dered as yet to try the cases and the mis
sion of the Adjutant-General at this time
Is to get an unbiased opinion as to the
foundation for the charges, so that he
can lay the matter before the Governor In
telligently and the Governor can then
take such action as he may deem for the
best Interests of tho service and secure
the ends of Justice.
If he should deem the charges trivial he
has the power to suppress them, or If he
should deem a trial advisable he may
order a court, which would necessarily
consist of not less than five officers, who
would sit at such place as"may be or
Strawberry Outlook Is Good.
HOOD RIVER, Or., April 13.-(3peclal.)
The warm weather of the past week has
mado vegetation fairly jump. Fruit trees
are In full bloom, and the strawberry
plantations give promise of an Immense
yield, although the season will be later
than usual, H. F. Davidson, of the David
Hon Fruit Company, says the market out
look Is very satisfactory.
He estimates the crop at 150,000 crates,
.an Increase of about 50 per cent over that
of last year.
Coal Strike Will Cause Suffering.
BUTTE. Mont, April 13. A Red Lodge
dispatch says: The strike In the coal
mines of the Northwestern Improvement
Company Is still on. A committee from
the men, It Is said. Is to confer with the
officials of the concern tonight, but the
latter have already declared they will
not consider any concessions. The 600
men thrown out comprise the working
population of the town and a protracted
strike will mean great suffering.
Teacher Injured by Exploding Lamp.
TACOMA, "Wash., April 13. Miss Alice
M. Cone, a teacher in the Lowell school,
was severely burned about the face, neck
and chest by tho explosion of an alcohol
lamp which she was lighting under a
chafing-dish to prepare a luncheon.
Expensive Fire at Truckee. "
TRUCKEE. Cal., April 13. The Boca
Hotel and annex and the residence of A.
D. Tourtlllltte, of theBoca Lumber -Company,
together with their contents, wero
destroyed by fire last night, entailing a
loss of more than 530.000. --
PROOF OF LAMORNA LOSS
WRECKAGE FOUND ON
Oregonian Representative Convinced
That the Scottish Ship Foun
dered In Recent Heavy Blow.
VICTORLV, B. C, April 13. (Special.)
E. "W. "Wright, of The Oregonian staff, re
turned here today from his visit to the
west coast -of Vancouver Island, seeking
definite proof of the loss of the Scottish
ship Lamorna. He examined all the
wreckage at Barkley Sound, Bamfield
Creek and other places, and although the
evldenco Is merely circumstantial he has
no doubt the Lamorna pounded to pieces
on Starlight Reef entrance to Barkley
Sound probably the night of March 17,
when the worst hurricane of the "Winter
He found sections of deck, shlp's-houso
work, coamings of hatches, life boats and
life buoys and chaff from a grain cargo.
These convinced hlm that some large sail
ing vessel had foundered with ail hands.
Indians informed him they saw a large
ship standing In close that evening and
having trouble with her rudder. A heavy
snow storm came on the same night. Mr.
"Wright believes the Lamorna got south
of the Columbia before being driven back.
He reports the wreck of the American
lumber schooner Kallua has disappeared
from Kyuquot Reef, the Indians saving
about 150,000 feet of her cargo of 1,C00,QCJ
feet of lumber.
PREMIUM ON BIG SALMON.
Packers Set Price for Fish for Open
ing the Season.
ASTORIA, Or., April 13. (SpecIal.)-Of-flclal
notices were posted this morning
stating that at the opening of the Spring
fishing season the packers would pay 6
cents per pound for fish of 27 pounds or
over and 5 cents per pound for fish
under 27 pounds. This Is the same rate as
was paid last season, excepting that the
weight limit of the large fish has been
increased from 25 to 27 pounds. The no
tices are signed by all the canners ex
cepting the Altoona Packing Company
and the Bay View Packing Company, and
by all the companies operating cold stor
age plants with the exception of J. Lin
denberger. Up to a late hour thl3 evening no steps
had been taken by the Fishermen's Union
to call a special meeting for the purpose
of considering the prices set by the pack
ers and the Indications are that no formal
action will be taken by tho union, but the
fishermen as individuals will accept the
terms. Some weeks ago the union set the
prico for large fish at 7 cents per pound,
but no formal notice was served upon the
packers and at the time the fishermen ex
pected the packers would increase the
weight limit to 30 pounds.
During the past few seasons tho fixing
of arbitrary prices has amounted to little
excepting for the first few days, as after
that the rates are governed almost entire
ly by the supply and demand. "When tho
fish aro scarce prices much higher than
those set are paid, and when the big runs
come In tho prices drop very low.
GREWSOME BUNDLE ON TRAIN
Dead Body of Japanese Child Carried
by Father in Coach.
NORTH YAKIMA. "Wash., April 13.
(Special.) Frank Shlnohara, a Japanese
restaurant keeper of this city, brought
the remains of his dead child from Pros
ser to this place wrapped In a bundle
which he carried on a seat with him on the
The child had been taken to that place
and took sick. The father was called
there, but the child died before he got
to Prosser. Desiring to have a genuine
American funeral he brought the child to
this place, but did not want to pay for
car fare. So to outwit the railroad offi
cials he wrapped the Infant in a bundle
and carried It up on tho train and to the
Saloons Close Up on Sunday.
TILLAMOOK, Or., April 13. (Special.)
For the first time in a number of years the
saloons In Tillamook City were closed
Sunday, and as the gambling houses and
slot machines have closed down without
any opposition. It is not likely that any
complaints 'will be filed against them at
the Circuit Court next week.
The order by th City Council instruct
ing tho City Marshal to close down all
gambling houses and slot machines Is be
ing carried out without any opposition
from tho saloon-keepers.
Judge Nearly Sawed to Death.
SEATTLE, April 13. Superior Court
Judge R. B. Albertson, ex-Speaker of the
House of Representatives, had a narrow
escape from death today. "With a jury
he visited the Fremont mill to look over
an edger similar to one that figured In a
case In his court. Albertson was caught
In a pile of lumber, but extricated him
self just In time to escape going Into
JthQ machine. His do thins was torn off.
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