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THE MORNING OREGOXIAN, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1904.
SHOW INDIAN WORK
Large- Exhibit for Lewis and
PROGRESS OF A CENTURY
Superintendent Chalcraft, of Chema-
wa School, Placed at Head of In
K dlan Department, Plans an
CHEMAWA, Or., Dec 27. (Special.)
The Indian exhibit at the Lewis and
Clark Fair is to be a large and extensive
one. The Indian Office at Washington,
D. C. has taken tip the matter, and has
placet! Superintendent Edwin I. Chal
craft. of the Chemawa School, in charge
of the exhibit.
The Indian exhibit at the St. Louis
Fair was one of the features of the Gov
ernment's exhibit. There was a .number
of real, live Indians at the Fair, -with
their families and native wigwams. Just
what the programme for the Lewis and
Clark Fair will be is not fully decided at
this time, hut It Is certain that the In
dian exhibit will have a prominent place.
A letter has recently been mailed from
the superintendent's office here to every
superintendent and Indian agent In the
country asking them to contribute some
thing from their schools or agencies for
the Portland Fair.
In the letter. Superintendent Chalcraft
outlines the character of the exhibits de
sired. The purpose of the exhibit, he
Kays, is to show the conditions among
xhe Indians 100 years ago. and now. The
work accomplished at the schools and
agencies will be included. Schoolroom
papers, articles manufactured by the In
dians, both old and young, specimens of
crops, photographs of schools and things
of a like nature are requested.
It is also desired to give an Indian set
ting to the exhibit. Native grasses,
Navajo rugs and blankets, Indian pottery,
and basket work will be additional at
tractions. The Indian Office has consented to have
as much of the St. Louis material sent to
Portland as desired. It is the intention
to cull out this exhibit, and bring only
the choicest of it to the Portland Fair.
To this will be added as much new ma
terial as possible. At the St. Louis Ex
position there was not a great amount of
Indian basket work. It will be possible
to collect one of the finest assortments
ever exhibited among the Pacific Coast
Indians, where basket making is general.
Superintendent Chalcraft has already
been to Portland to see what space would
be allowed him. and is considering what
portion of the St. Louis material to "use
and what to leave. It Js a little early l jr
the plans to bo definitely' worked out, bat
ov the end of February they will be com
pleted and most of the exhibit collect
At St. Louis there was a model Indian
school, conducted by regular Indian
schoolteachers, and attended by Indian
pupils from nearby schools. The.indus
trlal departments were represented, as
well as the schoolroom work. Whether
this will be done at Portland is not de
cided at present.
In all departments at the Chemawa
school, the pupils are busy making exhibit
work for the Fair. One of the neatest
exhibits will be a miniature wagon, per
fect in all Its parts. One of these wagons
was made for the St. Loui3 Fair by the
Chemawa students, but at the close of
the Fair was given away.
POFVNLAND MAN A BENEFICIARY
The Late William Alvord, Banker,
Left Estate Worth a Million.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 27. The
will of the late William Alvord, pres
ident of the Bank of California, makes
C. M. Kenney and Dr. J. vr. Kenney,
with their - wives and children, resi
duary heirs of the estate, which is
valued at about $1,000,000. The chief
beneficiaries of the deceased capitalist
are Tils stepsons. Numerous charitable
and scientific societies were remem
bered by the banker, as well as cousins
both in the East and on the Pacific
Among the kinfolk - included under
the -will is a cousin, Anna Katherlne
Green Rohlfs, the author of "The Lea
venworth Case." The document was
written in the banker's own hand and
is holographic in all particulars, no
witnesses attesting the signature.
In a codicil added on August 3, 1903,
a cousin, W. C. Alvord, of Portland, Or.,
is loft a silver service presented by
the Pacific Insurance Company as a
testimonial. To the wife of this cousin
is left UO0O.
BUY WEISER SMELTER.
Oregon Company Can Then Smelt
Seven Devils Ores.
WEISER, Idaho, Dec 27. (Special.)
From a reliable source it is learned
that negotiations are now under be
tween a strong Oregon corporation and
the owners of the smelter a few miles
from Weiser for the purchase of the
smelter. If It is acquired by the would-
be purchaser, it will be used to smelt
the copper ores of the Seven Devils and
the gold ores of the Baker district.
Agent Leman is now in the East for
the purpose of closing the deal. The
smelter has a capacity of 100 tons per
day, which can be increased at any
time. It is one of the most thoroughly
equipped plants in the West.
ARROW HAS A BROKEN MOTOR
Baldwin Lets Gas Outof Airship and
Hauls It Back to Town.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Dec 27. Owing
to a broken motor which could not be
easily repaired, the Baldwin airship
California Arrow was unable to make
the return flight to the city today from
the place where it landed after yes
terday's trial, several miles south of
the city. Gas was allowed to escape
from the bag and the machine was
hauled into the city in a wagon.
Baldwin will continue his expert
ments here after the motor of his ma
rhino has been rdpaired.
GROWTH OF ORDER.
Commercial Travelers' Association
Hears Annual Reports of Officers.
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec 27. With an
unusually large number of members pres
ent, the annual meeting of the Pacific
Coast Commercial Travelers' Association
was opened today in Elks' Hall on Sut
ter street, after a session of the mem
bers of the death benefit fund section of
Reports from various standing commit
tees and special committees were listened
to. and acted upon after the secretary
showed that of the travelers who are
operating on this Coast nearly S00 are
members of the association.
NEW HOME FOR AMITY.
Movement for Refuge for Fallen Wo
men Is Started.
CHEMAWA, Or., Dec 27. (Special.)
A. C. Ahrendsen. of Amity, inspected the
Industrial departments of the Indian
School today. He claims to be at the
head of a movement to found a home for
fallen women at Amity. He says that the
citizens of Amity have donated seven
acres for the purpose, and have also
raised about' $500.
Ahrendsen hopes to make his home an
industrial institution, where the inmates
can work and support the home, earning
money forthemse!ves at the same time.
He could net say what particular Indus
tries he contemplated Instituting. The
school authorities knew nothing of the
proposed home, but showed him over the
grounds, explaining to him the system
on which the various departments were
NO NATIVES IN SCHOOLS.
Charge Made Against Government In
stitutions in Alaska.
CHEMAWA, Or.. Dec 27. (Special.)
That it Is practically Impossible for a
full-blooded Alaskan native child to en
ter any of the Government schools
which are supposed to be open to na
tives and whites alike is the statement
made by Albert Hayes, the father of an
Alaskan pupil in the. Chemawa school,
who arrived here today to take back
to Alaska his sun and several other
Hayed also stated that he and many
others had written to Washington, ask
ing that their children be allowed to
come to Chemawa as there was no
school in Alaska where they could learn
a trade so well as here ,
"Until this Winter," said Hayes, "It
was Impossible for even mixed bloods to
attend school in Juneau. The Govern
ment says we have schools for our chil
dren in Alaska. They should know bet
ter." Mr. Hayes started homo today. . .
The superintendent's office at Che
mawa has received instructions from
Washington to the effect that Indians
coming from Alaska are not to be ad
mitted to the Chemawa school, or In
fact in any of the Indian schools In the
states. Since the arrival of Superin
tendent Chalcraft no Alaskans have
It is contended that the Alaskans
havo schools established for them in
Alaska. These schools are supposed to
be open to both the whites and the
Indians. The reason that the Alaskans
are not wanted In the regular Indian
schools is because their status is not
fixed. They aro officially classed as
"natives," not as Indians. This dis
tinction is due to the missionaries, who
wished to distinguish between the
halfbreeds and tho Indians, and ap
plied the term "native" to the children
of white men and Indians. The term
became general, until now all Indians
In Alaska are called natives.
DROWNS ON TOP OF WATER.
Frank Marshmau's Face Was Sub
merged, Despite Air in Coat.
SOUTH BEND, Wash., Dec 27. (Spe
cial.) Frank Marshnau was drownec
near here yesterday evening. In com
pany with an Indian, he left here in a
small skiff for a point down the bay. The
survivor, who was picked up at Toke
land, says that Marshnau stood up in the
skiff and upset it, throwing them both
in the water. They clung to the boat,
drifting toward Tokeland, where they
were seen, and a rescue party started
Before they were reached. Marshnau's
hold gave out and he drowned, although
floating on top of the water. His oil coat
was filled with air, but he was unable
to keep his face out of the water. The
body was recovered and brought here
-FIND GUEST DEAD IN BED.
Station-Agent Invited to Christmas
Dinner, but Never Appeared.
SOUTH BEND, Wash., Dec 27.
(Special.) John Rinehart, station
agent for the Northern Pacific g.t Fran
ces, this county, was found dead in
his bed last evening about 4 o'clock.
Mr. Rlnehart's family is visiting at
Eugene, Or., and he had been invited
out to a Christmas dinner. Not show
ing up at the appointed time, his
friends began to look for him, and
found him in bed, having evidently
died of heart disease.
VANT HORSES FOR ARMY.
One Thousand Desired for Philippines
From Pacific Coast.
SEATTLE, Wash., Dec. 27. Pacific
Coast stockmen will soon have an oppor
tunity to bid on 1000 head of horses to
be furnished Uncle Sam's Cavalry and'
artillerymen now stationed In the Phil
ippines. Word to this effect was today
received by Captain F. A. Grant, of the
local Army Quartermaster's Office.
Specifications as to the kind of horses
desired has not yet been received by
Captain Grant These are expected by
mail from the Quartermaster-General
within a few days.
WHALER COMES FROM NORWAY
New Vessel Will Enter the North
DARTMOUTH, England, Dec. 27.
The Orion, a new steam whaler from,
Christiania, left this port today for
Victoria, B. C., as a new venture in
North Pacific whale fisheries.
Extend to Payette Lakes'.
WEISER, Idaho, Dec 27. (Special.)
From indications at the headquarters of
the Pacific & Idaho Northern Railroad
offices in this city there will soon be
something doing on the proposed exten
sion to the Payette Lakes, 60 miles from
Council, its present terminus. It is also
beyond doubt that the recently organ
ized railroad company will build a narrow-gauge
line from the Payette Lakes
to the Thunder Mountain district. The
office facilities at the Pacific & Idaho
Northern headquarters are being in
creased, and, it is stated, will be used by
the new company.
Labor Orator at Walla Walla.
WALLA WALLA, Wash., Dec. 27.
(Special.) P. H. Scullin. of Seattle,
who is touring the state talking on the
labor question, spoke tonight to mem
bers of the Bricklayers' Union. He ad
vocated compulsory investigation by
the state of labor troubles and condi
tions and deprecated unjust aggression
by either labor or capital. Tomorrow
afternoon he will moot the members
of the Commercial Club, in- the Ransom
building, and in the evening will ad
dress the Carpenters' Union.
Indictments Filed at Salem.
SALEM. Or., Dec 27. (Special.)
District Attorney John H. McNary to
day filed five Indictments against men
who are under bonds to answer to the
Circuit Court, which convenes here next
Tuesday. The defendants and the
crimes with which they are charged are
William Martin, forgery: C: P. King,
larceny in a building: Fred Neibold,
burglary; John James White, larceny
in a dwelling: Carl Long, assault with
a dangerous weapon.
In Time of Peace.
In the first months of the Russia-Japan
war we had a striking example of the
necessity for preparation and the early
advantage of those who, so to speak,
"have shingled their roofs in dry weath
er." The virtue of preparation has made
history and given to us our greatest men.
The individual as well as the Nation
should be prepared for any emergency.
Are you prepared to successfully combat
the first cold you take? A cold can be
cured much more quickly when treated
as soon as it has been contracted and be
fore it has become settled In the system.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is famous
for its cures of colds and it should be kept
at hand ready for Instant use. For sale
by all druggists.
JAMES NEILL IS OUT
Actor and Wife Discharged
ACCUSE DE LISSER ' IN TURN
Acting Head of Seattle Theater Says
Neill Refused to Put on the
Plays He Ordered of
SEATTLE, Wash., Dec 27. (Special.)
James Nelll and his wife, who plays
with him under the stage name of
Edythe Chapman, have been dismissed
from tho Seattle Theater by Acting
Manager A. M. De Lisser. and in turn
Mr. Neill accuses Do Lisser with con
spiring to injure Manager J. P. Howe,
THE NEW YEAR'S OREGONIAN
The best advertisement for the 1905 Fair that Oregon's people can send to
their friends in the East, will be a copy of the New Year's Oregonlan that
will be published Monday morning next. The llluatratloiu of the beautiful Ex
position buildings and the Exposition grounds will bo made a special feature
of the New Year's number. The paper will be mailed to any address In the
United States or Canada, postage prepaid, for 10 "cents a copy. Address The
Oregonlan. Portland, Or.
intimating he had been sent here to
ruin the house.
Howe is in Spokane, and in his ab
sence De Lisser discharged Neill and
his wife, who refused to put on "My
Official Wife," which Do Lisser ordered,
and substituted "A Bachelor's Ro
mance." De Lisser has signed Ben
Greet to fill Nelll's dates. Nelll's story
of Do Lisser"s effort to "Job" Manager
"About seven weeks ago Manager
Howe decided that the expenses of our
productions were altogether too great,
and In pursuance of a policy of re
trenchment three of the highest sal
aried people, Horace Lewis, Ada Lev
Ick and Robert Milton were given their
notices. In tho consultation with Mr.
Howe I said that I would step
Into the breach and would manage the
stage myself to save hlra $50 or 575
per week on that score.
"Three or four weeks ago Mr. De
Lisser came and was introduced to me
as the new stage manager. I asked
Mr. Howe if this was necessary in view
of my offer to engineer the stage my
self, and he stated that he wanted Mr.
De Lisser there to save him money in
the direction of other stage expenses,
"For two or three weeks we put on
old plays and things went smoothly,
as everyone knew his part and Mr. De
Lisser did not attempt to cut In. One
night Mr. De Lisser came to my dressing-room
and said to me, 'If you and I
get together and handle this right we
can manage this old fool (meaning
Manager Howe) like a child. I'm up
here to work him, and with your co
operation we can do it.'
"I immediately repudiated any such
offer, and stated that I would continue
as In the past to put on the best pro
ductions of the best plays I could se
lect." WILL FISH ON SUNDAY.
Meeting of Fishermen Rejects Only
New Law Proposal Voted On.
ASTORIA, Or., Dec 27. (Special.)
Another meeting to consider the pro
posed amendments to the fishing laws
was held hero this afternoon, and little
was accomplished other than to get
views of the different interests. The
meeting was attended by a number of
seiners and trappers, a committee of
four representing the glllnetters, Sen
ator Watson, of Cowlitz County; Rep
resentative Mayger, of Columbia Coun
ty; Senator Tuttle and Representative
Burns, of Clatsop County.
The only question voted upon was
for a Sunday-closing law, and It was
lost The glllnetters favored extending
the, open season to. August 25 or Sep
tember 1, but wanted the opening day
the same as at present, April 15. They
wanted all hatchery streams closed to
fishing, excepting with hooks and lines,
and asked that the closed season laws
be strictly enforced. While no vote
was taken, t.he seiners and trappers
said they wer satisfied with what the
glllnetters asked. Representative May
ger spoke strongly in favor of a Sunday-closing
law, and the glllnetters
said they were willing to have such a
law if It is enforced against everyone
While the canners were not repre
sented at the general meeting, they
held a meeting among themselves, and
afterwards reported to the others that
they wanted the open Spring season ex
tended not less than five days. Tney
also recommended a ten days' closed
season between May 20 and May 30
and each offered to provide the Fish
Commissioners with a launch with
which to patrol the river, and enforce
the short closed season.
CITY'S BLOODY RECORD.
During 1904 Ninety-Three Violent
Deaths Occurred in Seattle.
SEATTLE, Wash., Dec 27. (Spe
cial.) A total of 93 violent deaths
have occurred in Seattle tnus far this
year. Of this number six were mur
dered and 39 committed suicide. Dur
ing the past 12 months 93 persons met
vtolent deaths by what is supposed to
have been accident. Of "that number 12
were drowned, 12 were accidentally
-poisoned, three were accidentally shot,
12 died, from shock following surgical
operation, and one was accidentally
During the year there was 39 cases
of reported suicide, the methods adopt
Drowning, 1; poison, 14; gunshot, 9;
asphyxiation, 1; strangulation, 3; cut
ting throat. 1; other means, 10.
During the year there have been sev
eral epidemics of diphtheria, scarlet
fever, measles and some of smallpox.
The total number of deaths In 1904
Ik 1C1S. a gain over 1903 of 421. There
have been 1212 births, a gain of 100.
WOMAN WANTS THE MONEY.
Mrs. Duffy Says Her Husband Is No
OREGON CITY, Or., Dec 27. (Special.)
Suit for divorce and a division of about
$750 was today filed in the Circuit Court
by Jennie Duffy, the defendants being
James Duffy, the woman s husband, and
E. G. Caufleld, administrator of the es
tate of Patrick Duffy, deceased. Plaintiff
complains that she was married to tue
defendant, Duffy, at Colfax, Wash., in
Two separate desertions are charged
against the husband, who is also alleged
to have used liquor to excess and failed
to provide for the wife and four young
children who are dependent on him. Tb.2
complaint further represents that Dufty
ls about to come into possession of the
sum of $750, representing his distributive
share of his father's estate, and asks that
the court restrain the payment of tho
money to Duffy, praying that instead ic
be applied on a claim for alimony and for
the nurture and education of the four
Maymle Silvers today filed suit for di
vorce from William Silvers, to whom she
was married in this city In April. 1900.
Cruel and Inhuman treatment, failure to
provide and final desertion, are the rea
sons assigned for asking for the legal
During the year there have been filed
212 suits In the Clackamas County Circuit
POOL TRAVELING EXPENSES.
League Clubs Will Bear Equal Share
of 'Cost in 1905.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 27. (Special.)
Traveling expenses will not fall as heavily
on the northern clubs next season as they
have in the past. When it wag voted to
shorten the playing season at Seattle,
Portland and Tacoma on account of the
uncertainty of the weather In the Spring
and Fall, this put the clubs on the road
and thereby Increased their traveling ex
penses, and when a club is carrying 15 men
railroad fares and hotel bills- are no small
Item. In order that the clubs might be
equally burdened. It has now been decided
to pool the traveling expenses.- This has
been done in other leagues, so It Is not an
innovation in baseball. Where a league Is
composed of six clubs, and some of them
far apart, it is simply Impossible, says
President Bert, to frame a schedule of
games without one or two organizations
getting the worst of It.
But traveling expenses- will not be the
only thing that will be pooled. The re
ceipts of all the holiday games will be
equally shared, and this was done to ac
commodate certain clubs which will be at
home on few holidays. These changes will
work to tho great advantage of Portland,
Seattle and Tacoma, particularly the last
two clubs. Seattle will bo In California
much of the time, and if forced to pay its
own traveling expenses entirely, a big hole
In the season's possible balance would bo
made at the outlet.
Reported Demand of Prosecuting At
torney to Tacoma Mayor.
TACOMA, Wash., Dec 27. (Special.)
Prosecuting Attorney Campbell, at the
demand of the Anti-Saloon League, last
night. Is reported to have notified Mayor
Wright that all gambling-houses in Ta
coma must be closed at once Mr. Camp
bell Informed the Mayor, so It Is said, that
unless he would issue an order closing all
of the houses" last night he (Campbell)
would swear to complaints charging all of
the gamblers with felony.
Mayor Wright, when seen by a reporter,
stated that the enforcing of the state
gambling law Is up to the Prosecuting
Attorney. He said he had not issued any
orders to the Chief of Police for the clos
ing of the gambling-houses, and added
that the Prosecuting Attorney would un
doubtedly give whatever orders he had
to give to the Sheriff's office. Mayor
Wright further said that he knows abso
lutely nothing about, the move to close up
Prosecuting Attorney Campbell has been
home all day and his family give out that
he Is sick, and refuse to permit him to be
seen by reporters.
The gamblers are uneasy, but so far no
houses have been closed. The attorney
for the Anti-Salooa League intimates
that if the present officials do not act
promptly the court will be asked to ap
point a special prosecutor and also to call
a session of the grand jury.
GOOD GRADE OF FIREBRICK.
Successful Experiments Made
Firm Near Eugene.
EUGENE, Or., Dec 27. (Special.)
Work has begun on a plant which is
to manufacture firsbrlck near this
city. Martin & Mack, who own a brick
yard west of town, have been experi
menting for a year past with some of
their fireclay, with the result that they
have demonstrated that a first-class
quality of firebrick can be manufac
Heretofore a large part of tho lire
brick used on this Coast has been im
ported from Scotland, but this firm
feels confident of supplying an equal
quality and be able to supply the mar
ket. Experiments have demonstrated
the quality, and there seems no doubt
of tho success of this industry, .which
Is new for Oregon.
WOULD OWN WATER SYSTEM
Roseburg Citizens, in Mass Meeting,
Favor Amendments to Charter.
ROSEBURG, Or., Dec. 27. (Special.)
A meeting of citizens was held here to
night to consider amendments to the city
charter, empowering the citizens, when
ever deemed necessary, to vote an issue of
city bonds for acquiring or putting In a
municipal system of waterworks and
electric lights. A petition to the Legk
lature, with this object In view, has been
signed by about 200 residents of this city.
The present water and lighting systems
are owned by a private corporation.
A resolution was adopted favoring
amendments empowering the city to Issue
bonds for these purposes In a sum not ex
ceeding $200,000," and the adoption of
plans similar to those provided In. the
city charter of Portland for establishing
and managing Its water system.
TRADE "WHISPERING PHIL."
Manager McCreedie Wants Freeman,
Who Is Reserved by Minneapolis.
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec 27. (Spe
cial.) Manager Henry Harris is look
ing high and low for a good first-baseman.
As to Portland, Manager McCreedie
is trying to trade Phil Nadeau for
Jerry Freeman, the big Oakland boy.
who is now under reserve to Minne
apolis. There is little question but that
Freeman would prefer playing in this
league, so it is up to McCreedie to
effect the deal. Hall would like to en
gage Harry Gleason, who is Wintering
at Oakland, to play Mahler's bag. but
he has not heard definitely whether
St. Louis would let him go.
Decide Not to Be Divorced.
SALEM, Or., Dec 27. (Special.)
Mrs. Olive S. Enright, who recently filed
a suit for divorce from her husband, J.
F. Enright. today filed a motion asking
for a dismissal of the suit, she and her
husband having settled their differ
ences. Cruel and inhuman treatment
was the cause of suit alleged In the
Sunday School Rally at Kalama.
KALAMA, Wash.. Dec 27. (Special.)
The first of the series of Sunday
school rallies for Cowlitz County .was
held at Kalama today. These rallies
are held under the auspices, of the
State Sunday School Board of which
Rev, W, C. Merrltt, 1 spresident.
TIP FROM CAPITAL
Applications on Land in New
BIG TRACTS WERE STOLEN
Attorney-General Crawford Believes
Much of Territory Thus Ac
quired May Be Recovered by
Suits' in Equity.
SALEM, Or. Dec 27.-(Special.) That
the State of Oregon has been robbed of
thousands of acres of school and lieu
land if r means of sales to fictitious per
sons there can be no doubt. There has
long been a suspicion that this was true,
and now Attorney-General Crawford Is In
possession of evidence which satisfies his
mind upon that point, and which" he Is
confident will satisfy any court or Jury.
In all the cases he has Investigated a
criminal prosecution Is barred by the
lapse of time, but he has hopes of re
covering the land by suits In equity.
S. A, D. Puter figures In the transac
tions, but It Is not charged that he forged
the signatures. Nineteen applications
which were filed In the State Land Office
by Putor have been submitted to a hand
writing expert, and he has pronounced
all the signatures forgeries. The land
sold upon these applications aggregates
nearly 6000 acres, and is valued at about
The title Is now held by a corporation
which claims to be an Innocent pur
chaser. Most of the land is in Clacka
mas and Marion Counties, and is valuable
for Its timber. It was purchased as lieu
land at ?L50 per acre, and Is worth $15
an acre These sales are believed to be
but a small part of the total number of
sales made to fictitious persons.
Shortly beforo the Government with
drew from entry the large tract of land
from which It is proposed to create tho
Blue Mountain forest reserve, some one
got a tip from Washington as to the
forthcoming order of withdrawal, and
ecores of applications to purchase school
laid within the proposed reserve were
filed. These applications came In bunches,
and It was evident that the whole busi
ness was being engineered by two or
throo men. In view of all the circum
stances and subsequent disclosures In
public land transactions, it Is believed
that many of these applications were also
signed with names of fictitious persons.
The lands were sold by the state at
$1.25 per acre, but If the forest reserve
should be created they will bo worth $5
per acre as scrip. Should investigation
show that these lands were secured by
fraud, Attorney-General Crawford will
probably try to get them back for the
heneflt of the state. Mr. Crawford Is
still working on the Investigation of the
19 sales above mentioned, and has not
fully decided whether to bring suit to
recover the lands.
PACIFIC COAST DEAD.
R. A. Sidelbotham.
DENVER, Colo.. Dec 27. Ex-Lieutenant-Governor
R. A. Sidelbotham, of Ida
ho, died on a Colorado & Southern train
tonight -shortly after leaving Colorado
Springs. He was en route to his home
in Boise from Cripple Creek. Mr. Sidel
botham had been afflicted with Brights
disease, and to this Is attributed his
death. The body was brought to this
city and given in charge of a local under
taker. Mrs. Barbara A. Boole.
SAN .FRANCISCO, Dec. 27. A
dispatch received here states that Mrs.
Barbara A. Boole, widow of the late
Captain W. A. Boole, a pioneer ship
builder of this Coast, died in St. Loul3
on Christmas day.
Sleighriding In La Grande.
LA GRANDE, Or., Dec 27. (Spe
cial.) The Grand Ronde has experi
enced the coldest weather of the sea
son the past few days. The ground 13
covered with snow. In some places half
a foot deep, making good sleighing.
The Fall has been one of the mildest
in the history of the country, and this
late cold and snow Is almost a neces
sity to Insure good crops next season.
Bonds to Asphalt Company.
WALLA WALLA, Wash.. Dec. 27.
(Special.) The City of Walla Walla
has settled for Its street paving by
paying to the Barber Asphalt Company,
of Seattle, $32,000 in cash and $70,000
in bonds. The bonds run for ten years
and draw 10 per cent Interest. Tho
cash paid In represents tho amount al
ready paid in by property-owners on
their paving assessments. "
Will of Rev. T. A. Hyland. .
ASTORIA. Or., Dec 27. (Special.)
The will of the late Rev. Thomas A.
Hyland was admitted to probate today.
The estate, wnlch is valued at $9500,
is left to the widow of the deceased,
Mrs. Martha E. Hyland, who is ap
pointed as executrix without bonds.
REASONS FOR BANK LAWS.
Publicity Brings Confidence and In
PORTLAND. Dec 24. (To the Editor.)
It is not merely savings bank legislation that
Is needed in Oregon, but general bank legis
lation. Your correspondents have called at
tention to the fact that, because ot non
publlclty of the affairs of the banks In this
state, people with little hoards of money
keep their savings out of circulation, and
in case of are or robbery lose everything.
All this Is. true, but there are other rea
sons why banks should be periodically ex
amined, and make reports, as is required of
the National banks. A progressive, grow
ing state like Oregon should be Interested
In, advertising its banking capital and its
deposits. There is no greater evidence of
material growth and nothing that will bet
ter induce foreign capital to come and as
sist in the development of Its resources than
a showing of a healthy growth of bafnk de
posits and capital. There is not a progressive
state in the Union that permits In these
days any man to bang out a sign with the
word "bank" painted thereon and solicit
deposits without a public official making
an examination of the assets of the Institu
tion and reporting thereon.
In North Dakota a model law has been In
force for several years, and the people of
that state would never go back to the old
days of private banks. The Public Examiner
has supervision of all the banks of the
state' other than those organized under
the National banking law. They are re
quired to make and publish In tho news
papers five reports a year of their condi
tion, the reports showing their condition at
the close of business on the same date a3
that ordered by the Controller .of the Cur
rency for the National hanks to make their
statements. The state law is very much like
the National bank law as to the amount of
money each bank must have on hand In pro
portion to deposits; the amount that may
be loaned to any one person or corporation,
and as to other safeguards which have been
The result of this law Is that the people
have confidence In" the banks and people of
small means have bank accounts which they
HUSANDS HAVE KDNEY
TROUBLE m DDNT KWOWJT
fl TfTti- i8 lip"
To Prove What Swamp-Root, the Great Kidney Remedy, will do
for YOU, Every Reader of The Oregonlan May Have a
Sample Bottle Sent Free by Mail.
Weak and unhealthy kidneys are responsible for more sickness
and suffering than any other disease, therefore, when through neglect
or other causes, kidney trouble is permitted to continue, fatal results
are sure to follow.
Your other organs may need attention but your kidneys most,
because they do most and need attention first.
If you are sick or "feel badly," begin taking Dr. Kilmer's Swamp
Root, the great kidney, liver and bladder remedy, because as soon aa
your kidneys begin to get better they will help all the other organs to
health. A trial will convince anyone.
The mild and immediate effect of liver and bladder troubles, the symptoms
Swamp-Root the great kidney and blad
der remedy is soon realized. It stands
the highest for its wonderful cures of
the most distressing cases. Swamp-Root
will set your whole system right, and the
best proof of this is a trial.
03 Cottage it., Melrose. Mass..
Dear Sirt Jan. 11th. 190.
Ever since X was In the Army, I had more or
lcaa kidney trouble, and within the past year
it became so wvero and complicated that I
suffered everything and was" much alarmed
my strength and power was fast leaving me.
I saw au advertisement ot Swamp-Root and
wrote asking for advice. I began the use of
the medicine and noted a decided improvement
after taking Swamp-Koot only a short time.
I continued Its use and am thankful to say
that I am entirely cured and strong. In order
to be very eure about this, I had a doctor ex
amine some of my water today and he pro
nounced it all right and In splendid condition.
I know that your Swamp-Koot Is purely vege
table and doea not contain any harmful drugs.
Thanking you for my complete recovery and
re co mm ending Swamp-Root to all sufferers,
I am. Very truly yours,
1 C RICHARDSON.
Swamp-Root Is not recommended for
everything, but it promptly cures kidney.
EDITORIAL NOTE. In order to nrove th wonderful mHti nt Rmmn.nnn.
you may have -a sample "bottle and a book of valuable information, both sent abso
lutely free by mail. The book contains many of the thousands upon thoudanris.of
testimonial letters received from men and women cured. The value and success of
Swamp-Root are so well known that our readers are advised to send for a sample
bottle. In sending your address to Dr. Kilmer & Co.. BInghamton, N. Y.. De sure to
say you read thl3 generous offer In The P ortland Daily Oregonlan. The genuine
ness of this offer is guaranteed.
check against and which amount to a large
aggregate. Farmers, mechanics and work
ing people of the thrifty class have their
money In the banks Instead ot in their
stockings, and there is not a banker in the
state who will despise an account because it
is small. The policy Is to encourage small
accounts, because they will never bo all
drawn on at once, while a large account may
Perhaps a law such as the Legislature of
Oregon might enact should exempt from Its
operation the existing private banks, which
do not wish to come undr Its provisions.
But all banks started after the passage of
the law. not National, should be under its
Surely all the progressive states o the
Union are not mistaken in the idea they
have fully developed, that their banks need,
examination and their assets publicity In
order to maintain their credit and secure
confidence. Oregon should get into Hrto In
this matter. It Is to the Interest of Its pro
ducers aa well as of all those who wish
to see Its financial resources properly ad
vertised to the world. R. M. T.
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and boy. Tacoma
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j wife. city.
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and child. Boise
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G E Penn. Denver L Converse, lone
B Carrlnyton, Asto Wm Merritt, lone
of which are obliged to pass your watez
frequently night and day, smarting ot
irritation in passing, brickdust' or sedi
ment In the. urine, headache, backache,
lame back, dizziness, poor digestion,
sleeplessness, nervousness, heart disturb
ance due to bad kidney trouble, skin erup
tions from bad blood, neuralgia, rheu
matism, diabetes, bloating, irritability,
wornout feeling, lack of ambition. loss
of flesh, sallow complexion, or Bright's
If your water when allowed to remain
undisturbed In a glass or bottle for
twenty-four hours, forms a sediment or
setUing or has a cloudy appearance, It Is
evidence that your kidneys and bladder
need immediate attention.
Swamp-Root is pleasant to take and is
for sale at drug stores the world over In
bottles of two sizes and two prices fifty
cents and one dollar. Remember the
name, Swamp-Root, Dr. Kilmer's
Swamp-Root, and the address, BIng
hamton, Im. x., on every bottle.
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Alice L Bingham,
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M M Wright. Lewlstn
A M Crawford. Salem
Geo E Price. Denver
W W Travelllon
Mrs J S Clonlnger,
W F Branch. Tacoma
C F Seal, Duglass
B C Sherman. S F
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W D Reed, Eugen
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J A Whitman, Medfd
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