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THE MORNING OBEGONIAN, THURSDAY, 1, !.
IDEAL FOR CAMPSITE
American Lake Grounds Are
Praised by Major Evans.
BROKEN. BY WOODED RIDGES
Johnson made his way to the street. In
forming those he met of his misfortune.
It Is thought by the officers that the
highwayman left town on an east-bound
freight train which passed the yards be
fore Johnson', alarm was given them.
Two officers left here on a later train In
.search of the robber and It is rumored
tonight that they have their man In
custody at Grant Station.
This robbery is regarded as especially
bold, since the feedyard Is in a very
busy part of the town. Two nights ago
a young man was held up early in the
evening and relieved of $10 In one of the
chief thoroughfares In the residence por
tion of the town.
Chain of Lakes Make Natural Obsta
cles, Affording Excellent Problems
fo" Military Students, Says
VANCOUVER BARRACKS. "Wash.,
Nov. 20. (Special.) The report of Major
R. K. Evans, Assistant Adjutant-General,
United States Army, chief umpire of the
manueuv.er division held at American
Lake, has been completed in detail and
presents a work worthy of study and
thought. Its pages will be to the mlltia
men of the Northwest an arsenal of In
formation and instruction by which they
will be able to advance the strength and
thoroughness of this branch of the mili
Major Evans especially praises the
adaptability of the maneuver grounds at
American Lake and expresses his desire i
to hold the next maneuver at this point, j
He says in part:
"The American Lake site may be said
to be made up of Alternating open, tree
less spaces, locally known as prairies, and
densely wooded tracts entirely surround
ing them. The numerous large, open
prairies are generally level, but in places
sufficiently undulating ,to afford excellent
examples of screening troops from sight
and fire by a Judicious use of the ap
parently trifling Irregularities of surface.
The woods, of various sizes and densities,
all offered cover from view, and generally
allowing the more or less free passage of
the three arms, but in places so dense as
to constitute absolute obstacles for troops
of all arms In any formation.
"The tract Is by no means level. This
erroneous impression has gotten abroad,
especially in the East. There are many
ridges, hills and knolls, all more or less
'wooded, some of them rising to a height
of 340 feet.
'The most unusual, beautiful and, from
a military standpoint, useful feature of
this site, is the chain of Ave lakes which
traverses it. These lakes, with the nar
row neck of land separating them, con
stitute a series of alternating obstacles
and defiles which offer the military stu
dent an opportunity of selection to an un
usual degree In the solution of problems
cast on these grounds.
"The vast strategic importance of Puget
Sound is fully appreciated by all soldiers
and statesmen who have given the subject
of world-politics any consideration. It is
the port of entrance and exit for the great
Northwest. It Is the only great harbor
from San Francisco to British Columbia.
It Is four days nearer the Orient than
San Francisco for ordinary steamers, and
vessels coal In Its harbor at half the price
paid in that port Still another consider
ation in favor of this site is that the land
Is too poor for either agriculture or graz
ing and can be purchased very cheaply.
"When one considers the particularly
favorable conditions existing at American
Lake for the assembling of large masses
of troops, whether for temporary or
permanent camps of instruction, its ad
vantages, geographically, topographically,
tactical and hygienic are apparent; and,
should war conditions arise, It is unex
colled as a point of departure for troops
requiring transportation on the Pacific
'England has its Aldershot, which 4s
considered a model camp of instruction.
f our Government acquires the American
Lake site. It will possess a tract having
advantages superior to the training camp
- otthe British army in every respect."
Major Evans expressed his appreciation
for the assistance rendered by the officers
"who "were associated with him as umpires
of the maneuvers. He .also regretted the
fact that no official stenographer was
tpresent to report the critiques "which
were made by Major-General Arthur Mac
Army, United States Army, on each day's
maneuvering, mat they might be em
bodied in-full in the report.
SUIT OVER SCALPS."
State Demands Interest From Wash
HILLSBORO, Or.. Nov. 30. Special.)
A fine point of law was raised In the
Circuit Court here today in the case of
the State of Oregon vs. "Washington
County, wherein the plaintiff sues for
J142.ll Interest on the famous scalp-bounty
tax. Washington County was one of
those which was late in remitting the tax
to the State Treasurer, and after the
principal of the tax was remitted the
state put in a claim for the interest now
sued upon. The county refused to pay the
Interest, as the state had given the county
certificates of scalp-bounty payments In
the sum total of $122, being two-thirds
of the money paid to hunters for scalps
exhibited to the County Clerk.
Attorney-General Crawford was present
and argued that the Secretary of State
had no warrant of law to issue the cer
tificates, and that the state repudiated the
contention of the county that these cer
tificates were counter-claims, and valid
offsets against the claim of the state. He
further argued that there was nothing In
the law or the constitution that author
ized the Secretary to Issue a certificate of
Indebtedness, or to audit a claim, when
the appropriation for the particular ob
ject was exhausted, and as these certifi
cates showed on their face that the scalp-
bounty fund was exhausted, the claim-'of
the county was void.
Iistrlct Attorney Allen, for the county.
held that the Secretary of State "was au
thorized under a law approved February
27, 1901, to draw the certificates in audit
ing the claim: that the certificates tnen
became a promise of the state to pay, and
that the -very law itself, instructing the
Secretary to pay back to the several coun
ties two-thirds of what the county dls
bursed In pursuance of the scalp-bounty
measure made it a valid claim, and an
offset against the State of Oregon.
Attorney Allen refuted the idea that the
state had a right to repudiate Its debt.
and contended that the Legislature had
no intention of repudiating an obligation
incurred by law when it refused to pass
an appropriation for the relief of coun
ties which had paid out money under the
provisions of the act The certificates is
sued the county were acceptance of claims
by the state, he contended, as evidence
of a debt baced upon a condition created
by the law which required counties to pay
a scalp-bounty tax.
Attorney-General Crawford contended
that the Supreme Court decided a similar
case -when It denied the Secretary of
State the right to Issue certificates of
claims to the Indian War Veterans, when
the appropriation was exhausted. In re
ply to this Mr. Allen insisted that they
were not Identical cases, because the In
dlan War measure was passed as a gratu
ity, after the claims had been outlawed
for many years.
Briefs will be filed with the court by
both parties within 30 days. This Is a
very Important question of law, as In It Is
Involved the right of the counties to off
set claims audited, where the Legislature
falls to protect Its own acts.
-the state fishing laws. They decided to
ask the Legislative members from Pa
cific. Wahkiakum and Cowlitz Counties,
Washington, to meet with them In this
city next week and agree upon a meas
ure that shall be introduced at the legis
latures of both states.
Those present at themecting today de
cided to recommend at the interstate
conference that a bill be introduced In
creasing the license fees, so that the
revenues derived for hatchery purposes
may be larcer. abolishing both the Spring
and Fall close seasons on the coiumoia
River below tidewater, excepting that no
fishlntr shall be allowed between Satur
day morning and Sunday evening of each
week, and establishing a close season
above tidewater from January 1 to July
of each year.
HOQU1AM WILL BE REFORMED
MATCHED WITH BR1TT
WEBER ARRAIGNED IN COURT.
Attempt Made to Connect Him With
Murder of Chinese Long Ago.
AUBURN. Cal., Nov. 30. Another
step has been taken In the case of
Adolph Weber, charged with the mur
der of his -mother, and held to answer
by Justice Smith. He was arraigned in
the Superior Court this morning- and
the information read to him. He ac
knowledged it to bo his true name. At
the request of Weber's counsel further
proceedings were postponed until next
Friday, when Weber will plead.
District Attorney Robinson then ad
dressed the court, saying that he de
sired George WT. Hamilton to assist him
In the trial and asked that he be made
one oT the prosecuting attorneys. The
court made the order. Mr. Hamilton
is the son of the-late Attorney-General
Joe Hamilton, formerly one of the best-
known criminal lawyers in the state.
i oung weoer nas appeared more
flushed and feverish fir the past few
days than he did at first, and no longer
assumes the cool, nonchalant manner
as before. His confinement Is evident
ly beginning to tell on him and his ex
presslon Is more thoughtful and wor
About four years ago a Chinaman
was found murdered just over the hill
from the Weber place, his head nearly
cut off. the evident motive being rob
bery. No particular suspicion attached
to any one at the time, but for the
past few days some persons have re
vlved the story and profess to think
Adolph may have committed the crime.
He was only about 16 years old at the
time, and the belief does not find much
credence in this community.
AaauAjj. -jr., isov. 30. a young
woman of this city has beea-cendlng flow
ers- ana letters to Adolph Weber, the
young man who is being held in Jail at
Auburn, Cal., charged with murdering his
own father, mother, sister and little
brother. The accidental breaking open of
an' express package at the depot y aster
day, directed to Weber, disclosed the pho
tograph of a girl, a bouquet of flowers
and a letter. Instructions to address an
swer to "Weber." care of (here the girl',
true name followed), were In the package.
BOLD HOLD-UP AT THE DALLES
Laborer Inveigled Into Back Yard
Beaten and Robbed.
THE DALLES. Or., Nov. 30. (Special.)
Between 9 and 10 o'clock this morning
in an East-End feedyard, Albert John
son. a laborer, lately arrived in The
Dalles, was held up, severely beaten
about the head and robbed of 525 by
young man who had enticed him Into the
rear of the yard under a promise of
giving him work.
Johnson had met the stranger In
near-by saloon where he had treated, re
veallng the fact that he was in posses
slon of some money. Upon leaving the
saloon Johnson proceeded to the feed
yards, where a Job was assured him by
his new acquaintance, and when in a. se
cluded spot nis companion turned on him,
demanding his money at the muzzle of
a pistol. When refused he struck John
Fon in the face with the pistoL contln
ulng to beat him until helpless, when he
secured his money and disappeared.
With blood - streaming from"" his face
Candidate for Mayor Piljwilses to Stop
Gambling and Dancehalls.
HOQUIAM! Wash., Nov. 30. (Special.) match with the Callfornian.
The citizens' caucus called in this city
proved to be a red-hot one and was the
most enthusiastic ever held. The main
fight was for the Mayoralty, between O.
Fenlason and Peter Autzen. Fenlason
followers adopted a platform of reform.
stating If elected he would close all gam
bling and dancehalls, now running wide
open In this city. Autsen was nominated
by R. L. Phllbrick. who said he would
stand on a similar platform. A ballot
gave Autzen 226 and Fenlason 176 votes.
The gambling and dancehall fraternity
were at the caucus strong to down Fen
lason and adopted the same platform
with Autzen at the head, consequently
their days are short In this city. The
ticket Is as follows:
Mayor. H. Autzen; Councllman-at-large,
A. H. Kuhn; Treasurer, W. M. Lamb;
Clerk Z. T. Wilson; Attorney, W. S.
Campbell; Health Officer. J. H. King.
REFUSES TO PAY TAXES.
Northern Pacific Says Linn County
Land Is'Not Subject to It.
ALBANY, Or., Nov. 30. The Northern
Pacific Railroad Company has refused to
pay taxes amounting to a little -over $10,
000 on its land In Linn County. In fact.
It has never paid taxes on its land, alleg
ing that it had no patent for It from tho
Government, and it was thus not subject
to taxation. The present county officers
believe tho land subject to taxation, and
made a demand upon the Northern Pa
clflc Company last week for this year's
taxes. They met with a refusal.
Ever since the Northern Pacific secured
this land, several years ago, it has held
it without a patent, and whenever it de-
slder to sell a certain tract, secured
patent from the Government for that
tract, and then disposed of it Immediately.
It thus got out of paying taxes by the
statement that It had no patent for the
It is now believed that the land is sub
Ject to taxation, however, since the hold
lngs have been approved, ana the North
ern Pacific is the recognized owner of the
land and Is able to transfer the same,
County Judge Stewart is now securing
lists of the approved holdings of the
Northern Pacific in this county from the
Land Offices at Oregon City and Rose
burg, part of the land being in each dls
trlct, as the dividing line runs through
the county, and when he has a compiet
list of the railroad's approved holdings
he Intends to lay the matter before At
torney-Gencral A. M Crawford and learn
whether the land Is eubject to taxation.
Under the lleu-landselectIons the North
ern Pacific exchanged scrip ior aoout
100,000 acres of land in Linn vCounty.
Representatives of the company examined
the entire county, and the Northern Pa
clflc secured some of the vers best timber
land in the count.. Most of its holdings
are covered with magnificent timber, the
equal of any in the state.
The company yet holds 75,567 acres of
this. The assessed valuation Ib $6 per
acre, or $433,402. As the total tax rate In
Linn County thin year for state and
county purposes Is 22?i mills, the taxes
on this land would amount to $10,315.
If the Attorney-General rules the- land
subject to taxation, when a statement of
facts Is laid before him. as will be done in
the near future, the county officers here
will either collect the taxes or sell the
land for the amount
NELSON TO MEET THE CALIFOR-
NIAN ON DECEMBER 20.
Manager Coffroth, of San Francisco,
Has Arranged the Fight, Pugi
lists to Weigh In at 132.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 30. (Sport
ing Editor, The Oregonlan.) Brltt and
Nelson were matched tonight to fight
on the night of December 20. They
fight at 132; weigh In at 6 o'clock.
J. W. COFFROTH.
This -means that Jimmy Gardner Is
again without a fight with Brltt. Nel
son's brilliant victory over Young Cor-
bett placed him in direct line for a
Jimmy Croffroth undoubtedly felt that i
there was little use to talk of a fight
between Corbett and Britt because they
could not agree on weights. The Den
ver lad's defeat put the Colorado Nug
get out of the running. Nelson s great
fighting ability must have pleased the
San Francisco fight fans. Croffroth, be
ing -a wise manager, saw this and lost
no time in bringing the two great little
fellows together. It will also be a
fight that will be worth seeing, for
both are tough pugilists.
THIRTY-TO-ONE HORSE WINS
Profitable Furnishes the Principal
Upset at Oakland.
SAN FRANCISCO. Now 30. The track
at Oakland today was again muddy owing
to the ram last night. One upset was J
when Profitable, 30 to 1, led all the way, ,
winning from Foxy Grandpa, .the favor
ite. The mile handicap proved to be a
Judge Dunn Refuses Hearing In Local soo betting affair, with Arcade going ;
io luu pusi a. uettviij-jjiujcu mvui in;, jib
won in a drive from Gateway, who closed
NO PROVISION IN THE LAW.
Option Case at Medford.
MEDFORD, Or.. Nov. 30. (Special.) In
the hearing of the local option matter
today Judge Dunn refused to entertain
jurisdiction because the local option
liquor law does not contain any provision
as to how a contest should be heard. The
matter will come up before Superior
Judge Hanna about December 10, when it
is expected a final decision will be made.
Fiendish. Father's Suicide.
SEATTLE, Wash., Nov. 30. Edward A.
Swartz, a fisherman, committed suicide
by cutting his throat with a knife within
an hour after a Deputy Sheriff had placed
him under arrest for criminal assault on
his 13-year-old daughter. The child told
the Prosecuting Attorney that her father
and two brothers had all assaulted her.
Deputies placed the trio under arrest at
their home. While waiting for the morn
ing to catch a train to the city Swartz
was allowed to go to bed. He drew the
covers around his face and with a knlfo
severed the arteries In his throat. An
hour afterward he was found dead. ' His
sons were brought to jail.
The girl Is In a critical condition. Her
mother was sent to the asylum for the
insane two years ago.
fasL Thanks to a good ride on the part
of Davis, Hlpponax got up In time to win
the fifth race from Bronze Wing, who
lost some through stumbling. Results:
First five furlongs, selling Golden
Buck won, Baker second. Velna third;
Seven furlongs, selling Profitable won.
Foxy Grandpa second. Step Around third;
Five and a half-furlongs. selling Bell
Reed won. Dr. Sherman second, Edlnbor
ough third; time, 1:094.
One mile, handicap Arcade won. Gate
way second, Elliott third; time, 1:4251.
Seven furlongs, selling Hlpponax won.
Bronze Wing second. Sugden third; time,
Mile and a sixteenth, selling Dugan-
non won. Anvil second. Major Tenney
third; time, 1:604.
Oregon City Municipal Candidates.
OREGON CITY, Or.. Nov. SO. (Special.)
There are three -candidates for Mayor at
the election Monday, who will be desig
nated on the official ballot as follows: J.
U. Campbell, Republican; Dr. E. A. Som-
xner. Citizens; Charles Albright, Independ
Councllmen First Ward, EL F. Story,
Citizens; David C. Williams, Republican.
Second Ward, William Sheahan. Repub
lican; Sol S. Walker, Independent-Citizens-Taxpayers.
Third Ward, S. P. Fran
cis, Citizens; Henry Brandt, Republican.
Treasurer. Fred J. Meyer, Independent;
A. Tufts. Republican.
War on Scabby Sheep.
EUGENE. Or., Nov. 30. (Special.)
County Stock. Inspector A. G. ulathews
Is now engaged in an attempt at puri
fying the sheep of the county, reports
having been received from some sec-' son
tions tnat scao nas Deen ODservea.
Mathews went out tnts afternoon to
the district northwest of Junction to
investigate reports of stockmen drlv
ing diseased sheep on tho county road
in violation of law, and expects to
make some arrests. One arrest and
conviction for this offense was made
about ten days. ago.
ONE BIG SURPRISE AT ASCOT
West Brookfleld, Opening at 40 to 10,
Wins Five-Furlong Race.
LOS ANGELES. Cal., Nov. 30 Favor
ites showed up rather poorly at Ascot
today. But one of the winners, with the
possible exception of West Brookfleld, ran
with strong backing. West Brookfleld
furnished the big surprise of the day.
winning from the top-heavy favorites.
School Craft and Philanthropist, coupled
In the betting. West Brookfleld was
played down from 40 to 10 to 10 "to 4 at
Six furlongs, selling Dan Collins won.
Dolllo WIthoff second, Laureata third;
Second race, Ave furlongs West
Brookfleld won, School Craft second. Phi
lanthropist third; time, 1:02.
Third race, selling, mile and a sixteenth
Harbor won. Emperor of India second.
Tom Hawk third; time. 1:4S4.
Six and a half furlongs Judge Denton
won. Fustian second. LerJda third; time,
Mile and fifty yards, gelling Hans
Wagner won. Elhylene second. Cincln-
natus third; time. 1:44.
Mile, selling Golden light won. Helger-
second. El Orlentel third; time,
Murderer's Sentence In Reduced.
BUTTE. Mont, Nov. 30. Pleasant
Draper, colored, sentenced to 28 years
In the penitentiary for killing Nina
Turner, a colored woman, on the Crow
reservation in 1884, will be released in
1906. Lieutenant-Governor Frank G.
Higglns. at the head of the state gov
ernment during the absence of Gov
ernor Toole, has reduced Draper's sen
tence by six and a half years. Draper
was once under sentence of death for
At New Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS. Nov. 30. Results:
Four furlongs Klltz won, Fallona sec
ond; Lily Brook third; time, 0:504.
Mile and three-sixteenths Swift Wing
won, uarKeimore second, Little ,iKin
third; time, 2:07 3-5.
six iunongs iaay Vinson won, jjusKy
second. Hudson third; time. 1:181-5.
Mile and 70 yards Spcnclarlan won, Fal-
ernlan second. Orthodox third; time,
Six furlongs Sylvia Talbot won, Gay
Boy second. Old England third; time,
1:16 2-5. ,
Mile Ralnland won. Ghats second, Lady
Freaknlght third; time, l:4o3-o.
Leaves Note Saying He Will End Life.
LETHBRIDGE, N. W. T., Nov. 30. R.
D. Lawson, who came here recently from
Utah, has committed sulcade,v throwing
himself Into the river. If a note which was
found In his room is to be believed. The
note was from Lawson and read that he
contemplated committing suicide, and he
was leaving the hotel absolutely nude for
that purpose. His clothes were found
and footprints on the river bank discov
ered. A search for the body Is being
State Land Office -Business.
SALEM. Or., Nov. 30. (Special.) No
vember was a light month in Stat
Land Office business, the total receipts
aggregating only 318,950.
WIFE AND MONEY DISAPPEAR
Butte Butcher Left a Note, Threaten
Ing Him If He Pursues Her.
BUTTE. Mont., Nov. 30. (Special.)
W. J. Bodnow, a well-known meat deal
er of this city, reported to the pollc
that his wife had eloped, he believed
with one of his employes, taking with
her two children and about $1285 of tho
husband's cash, cleaning out his cash
drawers and safe of all the money In
sight. Bodnow says that several large
sums of money, which he gave his wife
to deposit for him. it now appears were
not placed in the bank, but the money
was.approprlated by the woman. A mes
senger brought the following note to
"Mr. Bodnow: I have left you for
good. Don't try to brlm me back with
the Sheriff. If you do I shall blow your
brains out. Don't worry about the
children; will take good care of them
and put them In school. I havo worked
long enough for you. Now I shall work
for myself. WIN A."
Bodnow is proprietor of the 1 Mont
gomery Meat Market and came to Butto
about eight months ago from Denver,
where he married his wife, whose
maiden name was Wlna Eckcrtr a well
known Denver girl.
ADVISE HIGHER LICENSE FEES"
Astoria Fishing Conference Also Fa
vors Closed Day Sundays
ASTORIA, Or.. Nov. 30. (Special.)
Representatives Burns and Laws and
Senator Tuttle. of Clatsop County; Rep
resentative Mayger, of Cclunfbla County;
-Fish Warden Van Dusen and Secretary
Lornsteln, of the- Columbia Fishermen's
Union, held a conference here this after
noon to discuss proposed amendments to
Wants to Be Called Oehler.
ST. LOUIS, Mo.. Nov. 30. (Special.)
James Johnston, aged 21. from Walla
Walla, has applied to have his name
changed to Oehler, his stepfather's name.
CORVALLIS MAY PLAY HERE.
Manager Watklns Is Trying to Ar
range Christmas Game.
In all probability the Christmas foot
ball game for the Multnomah Club men
will be played on Multnomah Field
against the fast Corvallls team. Manager
"Watklns has been anxious either to have
Oregon play a return game with the club
men or to have the Corvallls farmers
meet the victors over Oregon. Manager
Watklns has been In correspondence with
the Corvallls manager and while tho
Christmas date has not been definitely
settled. It Is more than likely that Cor
vallls will play here. The club men will
receive a positive answer from the Cor
vallls students this morning.
The farmers, while hey lost to Oregon,
played a great game. Three of their
stars were out of the game, a handicap
which they keenly felt during the whole
game; The farmers play the same heady.
scrappy, consistent football as Coach
Smith's men and they are sure to give
an excellent account or themselves in
case they meet the club men.
GOLDENDALB. Wash., Nov. 30. (Spe-.
clal.) James Cofneld. a highly respected
citizen of this county, dropped dead to
night while attending to his usual duties
on his farm. Mr. Coffleld was In Golden-
dale yesterday transacting oualness, ap
parently In good health. Heart failure Is
supposed to be the cause of death. He
lived on his farm on the Grants and Gold
cndale road, and was one of the most
prominent fruitgrowers in the county. He
was 58 years old. and had resided here 22
years. Ten children survive him.
Mrs. Pauline Morgan.
ASTORIA. Or., Nov. 30. (Special.) Mrs.
Pauline Morgan, wife of Marshall E. Mor
gan, of Westport, died very suddenly In
this city this morning from a stroke of
apoplexy. The deceased was 40 years of
age and a native of Minnesota. She left,
besides a husband, two, daughters and one
Mrs. Fannie Mltchelf.
LA GRANDE. Or., Nov. SO. (Special.)
Mrs. Fannie Mitchell, aged S3, a pioneer
of the Grand Ronde, died at her home a
few miles from this city this morning. She
came to Grand Ronde In 1S63 with her
husband, who died a few years ago. She
leaves a daughter, Mrs. W. G. Hunter,
and a son, Simpson Mitchell, in this val
TIGERS SHUT OUT.
Angels Take First Game In Specla
Series of Five.
SAN FRANCISCO. Nov, 30". The men
from the South took the first game In tho
special series of five to be played be
twcea the Los Angeles and Tacoma teams
here. Morley's men shut out the Tigers
the score standing 6 to 0. Jones pitched
great ball for Los Angeles, allowing but
three hits, which were well scattered
Los Angeles ..0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2.2 6 11
Tacoma 0 0000000 0 0 3
Batteries Jones and Spies; Thomas
ELECTED BY HIGH-SCHOOL TEAM
Henry PInkham Is Captain and Harry
Henry PInkham. the big guard, has
been elected captain of the High School
football team for next year, and Harry
Blagen has been elected manager. Both
boys are In the class of 1906.
PInkham played one of the strongest
games any forward In the School League
put up this year and deserves the honor.
It is rather unusual for a guard to be
elected captain, but, since the quarter
back Is usually field captain, the position
of the actual captain does not matter.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Nov. 30. (Spe-
Chinese Pheasant-Season Closes.
At midnight the Chinese pheasant sea
clal.) Anton Young, a pioneer resident of son for 1S04 closed, and from now until
this county, died at his home this morn- the opening, October 1, only farmers and
ing. He was C6 years of age and during those who know the ropes among' the
these years had accumulated a consider- hotels and restaurants can enjoy that
able fortune as a brewer. 1 game- bird. Farmers will kill them as long
First Methodist Church. Moscow, One of the Handsomest Churches In Idaho.
THE ORGAN IN ST. MICHAEL'S
The imposing organ which was personally selected
by Bishop Funston, the distinguished bishop of the
diocese of Idaho, has been critically examined and
tested by a. number of leading musicians and organists
and by them all pronounced an exceptionally high or
der of pipe organ.
While not a large organ In the modern conception
of this tem. It Is an organ universally admired for
its purity and sweetness of tone.
Its scale of manual Is CC to CCCC, 61 notes. Scale
of Pedals, CCC to D, 27 Notes.
Great Organ 1, Open Diapason. 5 feet, metal, 61
pipes; 2, Dulciana, S feet, metal, 61 pipes; 3, Vlollna,
4 feet, metal, 61 pipes.
Swell Organ 4, Gamba, S feet, metal, 61 pipes; 5,
Stopped Diapason, S feet. wood. 61 pipes; 6, Flute
d'Amour, 4 feet. wood. 61 pipes.
Pedal Orgnn.- 7. Bourdon, 16 feet, wood, 27 pipes;
total number of pipes in organ, 393.
Mechanical Accessories and Couplers-pS. Swell to
Great Coupler; 9. Super Octave Coupler: 10. Great to
Pedal Coupler; 11. Swell to Pedal Coupler; 12. Balanced
Swell Pedal: 13. Two W'lnd Indicators; 14, Grand Cres
cendo Pedal, controlling entire organ, including
AIL couplers are pneumatic and do not affect the
touch of the keys.
List of Fine Churches In the West In Which
We Have Placed Kimball Pipe Organs
St. Michael's Cathedral, Boise, Idaho.
First Methodist Church, Moscow, Idaho.
First Presbyterian Church, Butte. ..Mont.
Trinity Church. Seattle. Wash. N
St. Mark's Church, Seattle, Wash.
St Paul's Mission, Seattle, Wash.
First Baptist Church, Seattle. Wa3h.
First Congregational Church, Whatcom, Wash.
First Congregational Church, Belllngham. Wash.
Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Portland, Or.
St. Lawrence Church, Portland, Or.
Humphrey Memorial Church. Eugene, Or.
First Congregational Church. Oakland, Cal.
Church of Notre Dame, San Francisco, Cal.
THE MOSCOW ORGAN
This Is also a two-manual and pedal Instrument.
It has 363 pipes of genuine tubular pneumatic con
struction, being very complete in its tonal resources
and supplies with mechanical accessories of every
kind to aid the organist in its manipulation.
The console of the Instrument Is a work of art, be
ing finished with solid mahogany brought to a high
piano polish, and every appointment Is In line with
the best that is known in the art of organ building.
General Description of the Principles
Involved in Construction
The results obtained In all of these instruments
would be impossible under any other known princi
ple, arid is made possible by the method of construc
tion technically known as tho Kimball Duplex Pneu
matic system. To describe It briefly, the action 13
operated by two pressures of wind, one heavier than,
the other, the heavier pressure closing the valves
and the pipe or lighter pressure opening them. Thl3
is a positive agency. So long as wind is in the instru
ment it is bound to operate. The repetition Is mar,- t
velously quick, and the touch lighter even than a 'high
The chests of all the organs are on one level, which
Is a great advantage, as all the pipes are In one strata
of temperature and the tune maintained. Under this
arrangement the pipes all speak under the same con
ditions. All connections In the instrumei are made
with metal tubes, and of these alone there arc over
2000 In the Oakland organ, weighing 3500 pounds, to
say nothing of Its more than 3000 speaking pipes,
ranging In length from 16 feet to one-fourth of an
Inch. The organs have been voiced throughout to the
acoustics of the respective churches by experts. The
results are Instruments fitted to the buildings In
which they stand. The Instruments must be heard to
appreciate the sympathetic yet dignified tones they
possess. The large bellows of the Oakland organ are
controlled by a 10-horsepower electric motor, while
Rose Water engines operate the others. With the in
stallation of these instruments tho Kimball Company
has a line of representative organs from the Atlantic
to the Pacific, namely: Church of the Immaculate
Conception. New York; the Temple, Washington, D.
C: St. Paul's Cathedral, Pittsburg, Pa.; Grace Church,
Chicago. 111.; the Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City,
Utah. These Instruments rank among the largest in
America, and are certainly the most favorably known.
Kimball Pianos and Kimball Organs are soId
at wholesale and retail In Pacific West only by
EILERS PIANO HOUSE
Other Store at " s
SPOKANE AND SEATTLE. WASH.
BOISE AND I.EWISTON, IDAHO.
SAN FRANCISCO. STOCKTON AND OAKLAND. CAL.
351 Washington St., Corner Park
as they fly. In or out the season, and
those who are willing to pay the price
can always enjoy them. The season has
not been a good ono for the hunters, for
the birds were wild and hard to kill. It
Is moro than probable that at the next
meeting of the Legislature a bill will
be passed protecting the birds for a few-
years. This, however, will not keep the
pheasant oft the farmer s table. It will
simply keep city gunners from enjoying
WILL CAPTAIN YALE ELEVEN
Rockwell, of Portland, Is Said to Be
Sure of Position in 1905.
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 30. (Spe
cial.) It Is said on the best of authority
that Foster H. Rockwell, of Portland,
Or.. Is sure to captain the Yale eleven for
1905, despite the talk that has been going
the rounds to the effect that he was In
eligible. It seems that the rule which
makes any play whatsoever count as a
year's work was passed after Rockwell
entered college, and consequently it does
not affect him. Rockwell played in the
game with Trinity for a few minutes In
his freshman year, and this constituted
all the work he did in the entire year.
It was thought at first that this would
bar hlm but the athletic committee has
Investigated the case and found Rockwell
eligible to represent Yale on the gridiron
another season. Rockwell has been play
ing In quarter for three years and has
made tho All-Amerlcan eleven In eachln-stance.
Good Prices Realized at Horse Sale.
NEW YORK. N'ov. 30. During tho Old
Glory sale of horses, which closed tonight
at Madison Square Garden. 9S7 head were
sold for $147,773. The only previous sale
at which the totay exceeded this amount
wa3 that of 1901, when 920 horses brought
HARMONY IN KENNEL CLUB.
Only Half a Dozen Members Favor
American Kennel Club.
PORTLAND, Nov. SO (To the Editor.) We.
the board of directors of the Portland Kennel
Club, desire to correct several erroneous state.
ments contained In an article which appeared
,1a your paper of November 29, under the
heading of "Kennel Club to Meet." which ar
ticle states that the Portland Kennel Club last
Spring left the American Kennel Club and
with half il dozen other Coast cities and four
British Columbia.. cities went Into the Western
Tht foregoing statements la not only errone
ous but absurd, as the Portland Kennel Club
haa always, from Its organization, February.
1000. been a member of the Pacluc Kennel
League, which last Spring was merged Into the
Western Kennel League. The Western Kennel
League Is represented by air of that territory
from Illinois, inclusive, to the Pacific Coast,
and there Is but one American Kennel Club in
the territory above mentioned giving shows un
der the auspices of the American Kennel Club
and that la the San Francisco Kennel Club.
The Portland Kennei Club has been a finan
cial and artistic success since Its organization.
Each year it has had sufficient money in its
treasury to meet all of Its demands, without go
Another erroneous ntatement of the article
referred to Is that the Portland Kennel Club
while affiliating with the Western Kennel
League will not be able to secure- Judges, and
in this connection we desire to state that- we
have numerous applications from the most
noted Judges In America and England, who
are anxious to Judge our show that la to be
given In connection with the Lewis and Clark
There has been perfect harmony among the
members of the board of directors and among
the membership of the club with but the ex
ception of perhaps half a dozen members of
the club, who are desirous of becoming mem
bers of tht American Kennel Club.
F. H. FLEMING.
B. F. WILLIS.
ALAN WELCH SMITH. M. D.
F. F. WAMSLEY. .
Matthews Defeats Fay.
NEW ORLEANS. Nov. 30. Matty
Matthews, of Philadelphia, defeated Wil
liam Fay, a local welterweight, in ten
rounds- tonight before the Unexpected
Athletic Club. The fight went the limit.
Portland College Student Robbed.
WHITMAN COLLEGE, Walla Walla.,
Wash., Nov. 30. (Special.) Howard Mer
rltt, a Portland boy, rooming at Billings
Hall, was robbed of 515 this afternoon.
The thief entered hla room over the tran
som, between 5 and 6 o'clock, scatterirg
the contents of bureau drawers, where
the purse was hid. There Is no clew to
the thief, though he is supposed to be a
student. Merrltt's roommate, Harold El
lis, was robbed of a like amount about
three weeks ago while away at break
fast. Merrltt is captain of the rack team and
champion mile runner of the Northwest
The money taken belonged to the college
Y. M. C. A., of which he Is treasurer.
Hill Figuring on a New Short Line.
SIOUX CITY, la., Nov. 30. At a cost
of over $250,000. the Great Northern
Railway has purchased six blocks of
property within the business district
of this city, being the first move to
ward the construction in Sioux City of
an Independent terminal system. The
company desires terminals here of its
own to bridge a gap between the yard
and the combination bridge, a distance
of one mile, before connecting- with the
Burlington Railway toy way of Sioux
City. This connection will be made by
constructing' a line from Sioux City to
Ashland, Neb. It also Is included In
the programme of Mr. Hill to extend
the O'Neill. Neb., branch to the Bur
lington's Denver line, which would af
ford a new short line between the Twin
Cities and Denver.
Suit Against the Fair Heirs.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 30. A writ of
attachment was served today on real es
tate belonging to Mrs. Hermann Oelrichs
and Mrs. William Vanderbilt. The at
tachment Is the result of a suit brought
against the heirs of the late James G.
Falr to recover 528,500 for an alleged
breach of contract relating to the em
ployment of John Seymour as superin
tendent of the Fair properties In this city..
The attorney for Seymour says the at
tachment was levied solely for the pur
pose of giving the local courts jurisdiction
In the pending proceedings.
Chairman of Inaugural Committee.
WASHINGTON. Nov. CO. Chairman
Cortelyou, of the National Republcan
Committee, today announced the appoint
ment of.General John Mr Wilson. U. S. A.,
retired, as chairman of the Inaugural