Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, December 31, 1904, Page 5, Image 5

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RepresentativeBurnsWiil Fight
Hume's Law.
Legislator Will Try for Repeal of the
Act Which Turned Over Fish
ing Rights of River to
One Man.
SALEM. Or., Dec. 20. (Special.) The
old fight ovor fishing on Rogue River will
be on again in the Legislature this Win
ter, ami ex-Rcpresentatlve R. D. Hume
will probably have trouble on his hands.
Hume now has a monopoly of the Ashing
business on Rogue River, and his monop
oly is supported in a greater or less de
gree by an act of the Legislature of 1899,
of which Hume was a member.
To secure the repeal or amendment of
that law Is one of the pricipal purposes
of Representative Robert Burns, who
halls from Coos and Curry Counties.
Burns is a Democrat, and was elected to
the Legislature- in opposition to a Re
publican candidate, who was .supported by
Hume. One of the issues of the cam
paign was the overthrow of Hume's mo
nopoly, so Bums is virtually pledged to do
what he can to accomplish that end.
Burns is the first member of the Legis
lature of 1905 to appear upon the scene of
action. He arrived today, accompanied by
Mr. Burns and young son, and will re
main until the final adjournment. The
time before the Legislature convenes on
January 9 will be spent by Mr. Burns
In familiarizing himself with questions
that) are likely to come up for considera
tion. Mr. Burns came to Salem ten days
rarly for the reason that the roads over
the mountains are impassable In places
for a stage, and if he waited for the next
steamer to Portland he would not be here
for the opening.
"It is in the repeal or amendment of
local fishing Irws that the people of my
part of the state are most Interested."
wt id Representative Burns today. "While
thee are other matters of legislation in
which I am taking an interest, this will
receive my first attention, as it Is of
particular interest to my constituents.
The people down there made their wish
known by turning down the Republican
candidate and electing a Democrat who
stood for a change in the law."
The act to which Mr. Burns refers pro
vides that on certain rivers and their
tributaries in Curry County, "the owner
or owners of tidelands. and riparian own
er above tide water, on each of said
rivers, as appurtenancos thereto, shall
have the exclusive right and privilege of
ftehlng for salmon fish with seines and
nets, and hauling and landing seines and
rets on said law and no person or per
sons shall anchor said nets, or put or
placr any obstruction or obstructions
whatever In the water fronting said tide
lands in any place or places where said
tfdektads are used for hauling or land
ing seines.'
As Mr. Hume owns ali the land and
ttdetaad bordering on Rogue River where
Aching is conducted, this gives him a
monopoly of the right to fish in that Mr. Burns contends that the law
is unconstitutional, but since the people
of the region have no money with which
to litigate, they cannot have it so de
clared He believes that In navigable
ftreaats all persons should have a right
to take n0i and land them any place be
low hlghwatcr mark. In other words,
he believes that the tidelands, between
Jtowwnter and highwater, should be open
in Hie ue ot fishermen. But Mr. Hume
doesn't took at it that way. At previous
sessions of the Legislature Mr. Hume has
shown himself a hard fighter, and it goes
without saying that he will be on hand
this Winter to look out for his Interests.
Change Mining Tax.
"Thore are some other things to which
1 have given attention," said Mr. Burns!
"1 have been requested by some mining
men to aid in amending the Eddy corpor
ation tax law so as to exempt mining
companies from the provision of the law,
or lessen the tax as to them. I am op
posed to a change in the law in that re
spect. Mining companies are organized
with a large capital stock, and hence
must pay a correspondingly large license
tax. I think that is entirely proper. If
they don't want to pay so large a tax let
them reduce the amount of their capital
stock. I believe a schedule of fees vary
ing according to the amount of the cap
ital stock is the proper plan, and it should
apply to all corporations alike.
"I believe, however, that the money
derived from the corporation license tax,
fcnd from the Inheritance tax, should go
into the school fund, and not into the
general fund."
Mr. Burns says, that the. fishing inter
ests on Coos Bay will want some changes
in the open and closed seasons for catch
ing steelhead salmon, but he will not
know just what these changes are until
he consults with Representative Schiller
" 3?rmann' ofCoos, and Senator Coke,
l 0008 and Curry. Mr. Burns believes
that the schedule of license fees for fish
ermen, cannerymon. etc, should be re
vised so as to make the fishery depart
ment self-supporting. He does not be
lieve in paying out state money to main
tain fish hatcheries.
Good Prices and Brisk Market Prevail
in Grant County.
JOHN DAY Or.. Dec 30.(SpecJal.)
Cattle buying among Grant County
stockmen has been quite active since
the heavy sales last Fall. So many en
gaged in this rather unusual form of
stock transaction that the home supply
became .practically exhausted sdme
time ago, and they are reaching out
iuiw me aurrountting: territory. The
bulk of the business was carried on
very quietly, and resulted in a good
many surprises. Growers who make a
practice of selling off young stock
were approached by local buyers, and
asked whether they knew of any such
for sale In thoir neighborhood. The
reply was generally that tliey had
bought up all to be found.
Conditions favor this demand. Prices
have been down to bedrock, close sales
of fat stock had been general through
out the county, and feed and pasture
are unusually plentiful. Izee cattlemen
have made the largest purchases of
young stock and steers, and several
large bands have been taken Into that
section for wintering. Henry Trow
bridge and Johnny Laycock have Just
driven 43G head of steers over to their
pastures in that valley. They were
purchased chiefly in the Burnt River
country, at prices ranging from 512 to
5S6 per head.
Supreme Court Bases Opinion on De
cision of Highest Court.
OLYMPIA. Wash., Dec 30. (Special.)
The Supreme Court, In an opinion filed
today upholds the constitutionality of
municipal laws fixing the length of a
day's labor on public works, and in so do
ing reverses an opinion heretofore filed
by the Supreme Court in the case of Se
attle vs. Smyth, reported in 22 Wash., 327.
Today's opinion is in a case arising in
Spokane County, where James C. Broad
was charged with violating an eight-hour
ordinance adopted by the city in January.
IPC Broad applied for a writ of habeas
corpus in the lower court, which was de
nied, and he -was remanded back to the
custody of the authorities. He appealed
to the Supreme Court, alleging that the
ordinance Is antagonistic to the 14th
amendment to the Constitution of the
United States, and to the state constitu
tion. This contention was based largely upon
the opinion in Seattle vs. Smyth, where
it was held that the right to contract
labor is a valuable right, and any law
that takes away that right is obnoxious
to the constitutional provision prohibiting
the taking of property without due pro
cess of law, and that the law there
brought into question Interfered with the
right of persons to contract with refer
ence to their services, where such services
are neither unlawful nor against public
The reversal of this opinion is based
on the ground that the case now before
the court is susceptible of appeal to the
"United States Supreme Court, and in view
or the fact that the United States Su
preme Court, in the recent case of Atkin
vs. Kansas, passed squarely on this ques
tion, and upheld the constitutionality of
such laws, the Supreme Court ,of this
state yields allegiance to the doctrine an
nounced by the higher court.
The Unued States Supreme Court deci
sion is discussed at length, and the argu
ments found In the opinion of the court
are apparently looked upon with favor
by the court of this state. Attention Is
called to the fact in the case of Seattle
vs. Smyth a short per curiam opinion was
handed down, and that the briefs sub
mitted to the court contained no citations
of authorities on this point. The ruling
of the court was largely incidental to
other issues given more prominence. The
opinion is an affirmance of the Superior
Court of Spokane County, and effectively
establishes the right of cities and the
state to fix the number of hours in a
day's labor on public works.
Trains in Cow Creek Canyon Are
Held Up for Hours.
GRANT'S PASS, Or., Dec 30. (Special.)
Washouts prevail along the railway
tracks and county roads all over South
ern Oregon. Trains have been delayed
for hours. No train from Portland has
reached here since yesterday morning,
and none are expected until late tonight.
Several slides have occurred in Cow
Creek Canyon. On both sides of West
Fork, great masses of eurth and rocks
have slid down the mountainside, cover
ing up the track to such a depth that
the extra crews now at work upon the
slides cannot finish for several hours. The
passengers and mail are being trans
ferred around, the slides as rapidly as
possible, but there is unavoidable delay.
The Rogue River has risen rapidly, and
a number of county bridges have been
washed out. The Crescent City and Will
iams stages have been delayed, and none
have arrived for two days. Rain has
fallen all over ufis region, and every 11U
tie stream is now a torrent.
Only One Foot of Snow.
CANYON CITY, Or., Dec 30. (Spe
cial.) Although Winter has fairly set
In here, the snowfall is very light. The
ground Is hardly covered in the lower
valley, while the depth in the moun
tains scarcely exceeds one foot. This is
not considered a promising feature of
the season, for though heavy falls
of snow may come later, they do not
have the sume opportunity to freeze
and harden, and melt too rapidly in
the Spring. But as the surface of the
ground is but slightly frozen, the
moisture will mostly sink into the
ground. This condition is essential to
good Summer and Fall range in the
High Tides Flood Lands.
EVERETT, Wash., Dec. 30. Tides of
record-breaking height have washed out
the Great Northern tracks a short dis
tance south of Mukllteo. and traffic be
tween Everett and Seattle by rail is at
a standstill in consequence. The high
water has broken through dikes consid
ered perfectly safe, 'and Is now flooding
large areas of farming land. Around
Marysvllle, broad sheets of water cover
the ground. The inrush of water came
close to drowning COO sheep which were
being moved on scows. A high piece of
land to which the sheep were hurried
proved their salvation.
Newberg Determined That County
Shall Make Good Showing.
NEWBURG. Or., Dec 30. (Speclal.)-At
a meeting of the Newburg Board of Trade
last night, held especially for the pur
pose, a resolution was unanimously
adopted asking the Yamhill County Court
to make an appropriation of $500 toward
making a county exhibit at the Lewis
and Clark Centennial.
A meeting of the Yamhill County De
velopment League Is to be held at Mc
Minnvllle on Wednesday to consider the
subject further, and In order that a full
representation of Newburg people may
be in attendance to help the cause along,
the board Instructed the secretary to ask
W. E. Coman, of the Southern Pacific, to
run a special car to the county seat from
this place on that day.
Rocks Stop Streams on Fire.
CENTRALIA, Wash., Dec 30. Special.)
At the last meeting of the Centralia
Council, the City Clerk was Instructed to
notify the Centralia Water Supply Com
pany that It draw no more water warrants
until the water system was put in a
condition approved by the Council. Some
time ago the Council ordered the water
company to make repairs, and at the
next meeting the superintendent reported
that they had been made. At the fire on
Sunday evening, the water supply ran
short, and had the supply stopped a few
minutes sooner, the whole north end
would have burned. Several times the
firemen were compelled to take the noz
zle off the hose and shake out the rocks
that had accumulated In the hydrants.
New Fraser River Mill.
(Speclal.) A large sawmill on the Fraser
River that has been closed for 15 years
will open in a few weeks to cut 250,000
feet of lumber a day. under American
capital. The mill was Durchased hv T.a.
ter W. David, for years manager of the
aionarcn j-.umDer suns m Blaine. The
company will be known as the Fraser
River Lumber Mills Company and will
employ nearly 300 men. It will ship both
by rail and vessels. In the marine ship
ping, B. J. Dodge, the millionaire lumber
man.of San Francisco, will use his own
fleet X1 lumber vessels. Already a market
has been opened in Australia, and the
first cargo sent by water will go there.
Add to Astoria Hospital.
ASTORIA, Or., Dec 30. (Special.)
Plans and specifications are practi
cally .completed for the construction of
an addition to St. Mary's Hospital in
this city, that when completed will
be the main building of that institu
tion. The structure will face Sixteenth
street, will have a frontage of 125
feet, wi... a depth of about 100 feet,
and will be five stories high, Including
a basement. It will be a frame build
ing, equipped with every modern Im
provement and its' cost will be about
590,000. A portion of the present struc
ture is to be remodeled and converted
into a laundry and contagious wards.
Prize-Packed Fruit.
LA GRANDE, Or.. Dec 30. The Ore
gonlan Produce Company, of La Grande,
has been awarded first hononrby a com
mittee of over 50 commission men and
dealers in San Francisco, for the best
packed fruit, competing with Colorado,
California, Washington and Idaho. A.. A.
Gust, manager of the company In this
city, has Just Teturned from San Francisco.
Girl Goes to Buy Trousseau, and
Then Disappears.
Miss Belle Noyer, of Molalla, Left
Oregon City With Young Man,
Although Engaged to
John Cross.
OREGON CITY, Or., Dec. 30. (Special.)
In the sudden disappearance, ten days
ago, of MisB Belle Noyer. daughter of
Ben Noyer. a farmer residing near Molal
la, has resulted the sudden termination of
a love affair, and the breaking of the
hearts of the girl's parents.
On Tuesday, December 20, Miss Noyer
It was organized soon after the breaking out of the Civil War
and its membership included the men vrho afterwards became
United States Senators. An interesting bit of early history, in
volving prominent men, with some rare pioneer portraits.
She visits the wild woods of her favorite canj'on in the Coast
Range Mountains, and compares our native forests with the
country described by Ossian. This is the best letter from her
A famous English military expert, interviewed by our London
correspondent declares that the United States Military Academy
is superior in everything that counts for efficiency. His criticism
of British officers is likely to create a sensation.
A special correspondent at Washington contributes an interesting
letter outlining the legislative process by which four territories
will be admitted as two states early this year.
Dr. Dav Raffety contributes an article describing them, and telling
how they were employed. There are excellent illustrations of
implements used in war and in peace by Willamette Valley tribes.
A Government Commissioner sent to Japan to make investiga
tions tells Frank Gr. Carpenter of an industry in which 500,000
boats are engaged. Compressed fish is an emergency ration on
which the Japanese have fought winning battles.
Necrology of 1904 which bears the names of 262 men and women
prominent in their callings.
Hon. Prank J. Hagenbarth, president of the National Livestock
Association, contributes an article in which he, holds that the
industry must continue to advance at the present fast pace.
Opie Read's philosopher expresses some opinions concerning the
professional truth-teller.
came to this city for the purpose of mak
ing some purchases and completing her
trousseau, for she was engaged to be mar
ried to John Cross, a young farmer of
the Molalla neighborhood. Since that
time the anxious parents have not heard
a word from their daughter, whose where
abouts a thorough search has failed to
In the search that has been made to
find the girl, who is only 17 years of age,
It has been learned that Immediately on
her arrival In Oregon City she was joined
by a young man of this city named Know
land, with whom she went away,, pre
sumably to Portland. Her escort returned
within a few days, when the girl was
seen in the company of another young
man, whose name is not- known.
Friends of the young woman at first
feared that she had committed suicide,
but that theory was disproved by the
search, and it Is now thought she is In
hiding in Portland, although a week's
hunt has failed to find the slightest trace
of the missing girl.
Fclsom Prisoners Suspected of Com
plicity in Outbreak Punished.
FOLSOM. Cal., Dec. 30. Three hundred
and fifty convicts were put to work today
as usual in the quarry and about the
rock crusher, the scene of yesterday's on
slaught. "Kid" Thompson, who Is regarded as a
particularly dangerous convict, was placed
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' Orecoslan that
wul be published Monday morn In-; next. The Illuntrations of the beautiful Ex
position buildings and the Exposition grounds will be mode 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
Oregon lan. Portland, Or.
In the dungeon for uttering words consid
ered detrimental to the discipline of the
prison. He criticised "Warden Yell and
the guards for killing his fellow-prisoner.
"W. Hernando also was placed In a cell,
having been Identified as the man who
threw a sledge hammer Into the rock
crusher. His number was on the imple
ment, but he declared that it had fallen
Into the crusher while he momentarily
stepped away. "Warden Yell learned this
morning that Convict Campbell was In the
plot to escape and promptly ordered him
placed In the dungeon. The warden said:
"I believe that a number of convicts
were Implicated In the plot and asfast
as the men are apprehended they will be
placed In the Incorrigible cells. I am sat
isfied that the men realize the futility of
attempting to get out since th'e Issuance
of the order to guards to shoot, despite
the fact that convicts may use the guards
as shields."
"Warden Yell has In his possession seven
knives that were taken from the escaping
convicts. They are rusty implements
about seven Inches in length, the handles
are bound in rawhide, and the points are
roughly sharpened. '
"It Is a mystery to me how the convicts
secreted so 'many knives," said "Warden
Yell. "They were evidently placed at
the bottom of the great rock piles that
had been brought out from the quarry and
allowed to collect while the rock crusher
was being repaired. Although I had re
ceived an Intimation that there was a
plot to break out and that the knives had
been secreted In the quarry, we could not
locate all of them. Every niche of ground
was carefully gone over, but the blades
could not all be found, though we recoi'
ered a few."
Coroner William F. Gormley arrived at
the prison shortly before rioon and has
called on Constable James Donnelly; of
Folsom, to subpena a Jury for an Inquest
at the prtem.
Joseph Thompson Arrested, Charged
With Murder of Alex. Goeruke.
CONDON. Or., Doc 30. (Sped aL) Jo
seph Thompson, a contractor, was arrest
ed today In a railway camp near Clem,
and brought shere to answer the charge
of murdering Alex Goeruke, the cook In
the camp.
About 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon the
two men quarreled. According to the ac
count received here, Goeruke was cutting
meat at the time. He laid -down, the
meatknlfe for the purpose of fighting
Thompson with his fists. Thereupon
Thompson seized the knife and stabbed
the cook. Goeruke named Thompson as
his assailant before he died early this
morning. Thompson is now In Jail. The
camp is on the Arlington & Condon Rail
way, and Thompson & Small are sub
contractors. TWO COUNTS ON STAUCH.
True Bills Returned Against Two
Prisoners Who Were Recaptured.
ASTORIA, Or.. Dec. 30. (Special.) At
this session of the Circuit Court District
Attorney Allen returned true bills
against Fred Stauch. One charges him
with larceny in that he stole a quantity
of freight from the O. R. & N. Company's
warehouse, where h wn emninvH Viv
the company as a shipping clerk. The-
uiner cnarges mm witn aiding a pris
oner to escape, in that he helped Harry
Lowe to break from the County Jail De
cember 17. 4
Mr. Allen also returned' two true bills
against Harry Lowe. One charges him
with burglary, in that he broke into a
railway-car containing merchandise. The
other charges him with larceny in a
dwelling. In that when he escaped from
the County Jail, he stole a watch from
John Truhar, another prisoner. These are
the two men who recently broke Jail and
were recaptured. They will be arraigned
tomorrow morning, and each Is expected
to plead guilty to at least one of the
G. E. Byan Left Them at Bank, and
Did Not Return.
. OREGON CITT, Or., Dec 30. (8po
cial.) It has been discovered that two
checks, one for $125," left at an Oregon
City bank a few days ago, are forger
ies. A man giving the name of G. E.
Byan left the checks for collection, but
failed to call for his
graphic communication was made by
tne xocai oanic wjth the Vancouver
bank, on which they were drawn, when
it was learned that the papers- were
both forgeries.
One of the checks Js signed by Edson
M. Rowley, a business man of Van-
couver.. The other check had the sig
nature of August Hlrstel, whose iden
tity has not been placed. Byan, who
presented the checks for payment, is a
young man, aged between 25 and 30
Stabbed in Saloon Row.
SALEM, Or.. Dec. j30. (Special.) In a
saloon row at Mill City last night W. D.
Hoeye was severely stabbed by A. J. La
mareaux. Sheriff Culver went to the
scene today, but could not find Lama
reaux. Hoeye will recover.
Boiler Victims Number Five.
CHEHALIS, Wash., Dec. -30. (Special. )
W. Buchanan, who was Injured In the
Walvllle boiler explosion Wednesday, died
last night, making the fifth fatality. All
the others will recover.
Matthew Scott.
- ALBANY, Or., Dec. 30. (Special.)
Matthew Scott, a prominent stockbuyer
and formerly Sheriff of 'Linn County -died
here this morning after an Illness of 'three
months, aged 60 years. ,
For Better School Sanitation.
OREGON CITY, Or., Dec. 30. (Spe
cial.) At a meeting, tonight the tax
payers of the Oregon City school dis
trict voted a tax of 2 mills for general
school purposes. The expenses for the
ensuing school year are estimated at
511,300. Some improvement's, including
the installation of better sanitary con
veniences, are contemplated by the di
rectors during 1905,
"J. A. Tormey, of Spokane, Is Elected
President of State Association
Successful Session Ends.'
SPOKANE, "Wash., Dec. 30. (Special.)
The Washington State Educational Asso
ciation today closed the most successful
convention In its history. The following
officers were elected:
President, J. A. Tormey, Spokane; vice
president, C. M. Sherman, Snohomish
County; secretary. O. L. Whitney. Ta
coma; treasurer,' F. L. Calkins, Ellens
burg; member of the executive commit
tee, W. F.4 F. Selleck,' North "Yakima. J.
M. Hltt, C. M. Sherman and E. L. Calkine
were re-elected members of the educa
tional council, and O. L; Whitney was
elected as the new member
The following legislative committee was
chosen: O. S. Jones, Walla Walla; A. B.
Warner, Tacoma; F. M. McCully. Olym
pla; L. L. Benbow, Tacoma; E. T. Math
ers, Belllngham. and J. M. Hltt, Port
Townsend. President Tormey was elected
by a vote of 152, M. B. Watklns. of Spo
kane, receiving 62 votes, and E. Twit
myer. of Belllngham, 41.
North Yakima was chosen as the next
place of meeting, receiving 154 votes to 132
votes for Belllngham.
The convention Indorsed a proposed
amendment to the state constitution per
mitting tne reading of the Bible in the
public schools. The convention closes
with a balance of $S20 In the treasury.
Fishermen Recommend That Closed
Season Laws Be Enforced.
KALAMA. Wash.. Dec. 30. (Special.)
The chief topic of conversation for
weeks past among the fishermen has been
the proposed changes In the fish laws of
the state, applying to the Columbia River.
At an enthusiastic meeting held today
In Kalama the situation was thoroughly
gone over and an agreement reached
that will be as near satisfactory as pos
sible. The gill net men, the seiners, the
trap men and the fish dealers were all
well represented.
The fish question discussed was the
proposed Sunday-closing law. The con
clusion was reached that the fact that
the many fishermen at work constantly
so near the mouth of the river scared
the fish back, and that this was why the
fish seemed to enter the river later each
The second question discussed was the
closed season in the Spring, which begins
March 1 and ends April 15. It was the
opinion of the majority of those present
that the closed season served no useful
purpose so far as the preservation of
fish Is concerned. The resolution passed
that the Spring closed season should be
The third question taken up related to
the canneries, cold storage and fish
houses that buy and store fish. It was
agreed that the penalties for receiving.
buying, storing or in any way handling
fish during the closed season should be
made more severe, on the ground that if
the fishermen could not And anyone to
receive their fish that very few fish
would be caught and no launches would
be needed to patrol the river for illicit
fishermen. It was further recommended
that the State Fish Commissioner be au
thorized to appoint as many deputies as
may be needed to enforce the law-
. The question of the length of the Fall
closed season was not definitely settled.
but the present law was thought to be
about right. The opinion was unanimous
that the preservation of the salmon in
dustry depended on artificial propagation,
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Union Lumber Company Prays for
. Restraining Injunction.'
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 30. The Union
X.umber Company, operating lumberyards
in this city and at Fort Bragg, Cal.,
brought suit today for $100,000 and an in
junction against the San trancisco ian
Ing Mill Owners' Association, the Building
Trades Council. MHlmen's union ana 45
officers of the association. The suit Is a
result of a boycott placed on the union
Lumber Company for maintaining an open
shop. The complaint recites at length the
means alleged to have been employed to
give force to the boycott It is declared
that the contractors were notified, to cease
handling the company's products under
threats of strike, the union officers visit
ing towns and prohibiting local unions
from handling the Arm's lumber.
The complaint recites instances where
shipments of lumber were returned to the
company by customers who. It la claimed.
were Intimidated. The petitioners ask for
an Injunction restraining the defendants
from interfering with the complalnant'3
business and that they be ordered to re
scind all boycotting notices sent out
Many Tons of Bullion.
WEISER, Idaho, Dec. SO. (Special.) CL
W. Jones, of Landore, In the Seven Devils
mining district Is in the city to close a
contract with tho Ladd Metals Company
for the dellve'ry of 1000 tons of coke and
1000 cords of wood to their copper smelter
at Landore, and freight out 1000 tons of
bullion. A new blast furnace of 60 tons
per-day capacity has been erected, and the
plant will be ready for operation in two
weeks. A gas furnace was experimented
with last Summer, but was a failure. The
company has several tons of ore In the
bins awaiting treatment
Smelt Now in Cowlitz.
KELSO. Wash., Dec. 30. (Special.) The
Cowlitz River at this point is just begin
nlng to carry Its annual run of smelt
and the fishermen are busy with their
dipnets. Twenty boats are now at work,
and about 100 boxes of oO pounds each' aro
being filled and shipped daily, from here.
The season lasts about three months, and
the catch will gradually increase until
I 600 to 'S00 boxes will -be the dally ship
ment from Kelso. The Cowlitz River Is
noted as the most certain smelt stream
on the Coast
Log Smashes Wagon-Bridge.
NEWBURG, Or., Dec. 30. (Special.)
Early yesterday morning a big log was
hurled by the swollen waters of Cheha
lem Creek over the mill dam southwest.
of town, and crashed into the big wagon"
bridge Just below, tearing out the tim
bers like pins and carrying away 60 feet
of the structure spanning the stream. In
going over a section of the old dam was
also demolished. The bridge Is on the
road leading to McMInnvIlle, and Is one
of the most generally-used In this section
Manage Bristol Bay Cannery.
ASTORIA. Or., Dec. 30. (Special.)
1. O. Belland, of this city, has been
engaged by the Columbia River Pack
ers' Association as superintendent of
Its cannery on Nushagak .River, Bris
tol Bayf Alaska, to succeed Captain
Carlson, who has held the position for
s.everal years.
Branch Line- Bridge Out.
ALBANY, Or.. Dec. 30. (Special.) The
south fork of the Santiam has swept
away the Southern Pacific bridge at
Crabtree. All trains on the branch road
are, compelled to run by-sAlbany, coming
down from Tallman on the Lebanon
road and going out over the Corvallls &
New Bridge Across Cowlitz.
KELSO, Wash.. Dec. 30. (Special.) The
Kelso Bridge Company has received no
tice from the Secretary of "War that it granted the right to construct a
bridge across the Cowlitz River at thi3
place, connecting Catlin with Kelso, with
slight changes In the specifications filed
with tho Government. The exceptions are
that, the east pier of the draw shall be
30 feet further west and the draw Itself
100 feet wide Instead of SO, ae originally
High Bridge Is Completed.
LA GRANDE, Or., Dec. 30. (Special.)
The big steel bridge on the line of the
O. R. & N. Company near. Meacham has
been completed, and is the highest bridge
between Huntington and Portland, being
63 feet above the bottom of Meacham
Creek, and on a curve. Several disasters
occurred on the old bridge, a number of
people being killed at different times. For
several months the trains have had slow
orders at this point The bridge- cost
between 54O.O0O -and $30,000.
New Weiser Rural Route.
WEISER, Idaho. Dec. 30. (Special.)
P. Fbgarty. of Spokane, the Government
inspector of rural mail routes. Is In the
city, and today went over the proposed
Marin Creek and Moneice Creek route.
The route is. 24 miles long, and will sup
ply 113 famines. If accepted. It will make
two routes from. Weiser. The route Is
over good roads, and will likely be re
ported upon favorably.
Fall River Cotton Operatives Approve
It by Large Majority.
FALL RIVER. Mass.. Dec. 30. The
labor unions involved since last July
In a strike against a 12 per cent re
duction in wages in the cotton mills,
by- a vote of approximately three to
one approved of the contest. The call
for meetings of the unions to vote on
the continuance of tho contest was
prompted by an agitation of the ques
tion whether the employes would re
turn to work for the Winter under the
reduction and renew the strike later
if wages were not advanced. It was
also stated In mill circles that the ma
jority of the union men were ready to
return to work but the leaders were
keeping them from doing so. Accord
ingly it wasv decided to submit the
question to a vote today.
In a total of 1821 ballots cast there
was a, majority of 971 In favor of con
tinuing. This was the first formal vote
on the question taken since the action
of the unions In July beginning ' the
The manufacturers expressed disap
pointment at the action taken by the
unions. They said, however, that there
was no hope of a restoration of tho 12
per cent reduction, and they proposed
to continue attempts to run the mills
under the same conditions as they have
for the last seven weeks.
Steel Trust to Renew Profit-Sharing
Plan for Employes.
NEW" YORK, Dec. 30. The profit-sharing
plan of the United States Steel Cor
poration, under which employes are per
mitted to subscribe to the stock, will be
renewed In the coming year under terms
which have not yet been made known.
When the plan was first put out the sub
scription price was 5S2.50 per share. Late
in 1903 the subscription price was reduced
to $oo per share, the stock having had a
corresponding decrease In value.
For Wildcat Insurance Frauds.
CHICAGO. Dec 30. Charles J. Rus
sell, who pleaded guilty to having used,
the mails- to promote "wildcat" insurance-
companies, was sentenced today
to one year in the House of Correction
and to pay a-flne of $500.
Montana Joins igma.Nu,. -
NEn ORLEaNS, Dec. 30. Tho bigma
Nu Fraternity, after a most- successful
meeting, closed its three days' session
here tonight A charter was granted
to, the University ofMo.ntana.
Russian Jews Flee From- Army Serv
ice to Worse Fate.
LONDON, Dec. 20. The Jewish Board
of Guardians is face to face with an enf
barrasslng situation. Jewish deserters
from Russia are thronging into London
in such numbers that It is difficult to find
food and shelter for them.
Ever since the outbreak of the war, de
serters have been creeping oyer the Rus
sian frontier and finding their way to
London, the refuge home of the world.
Three weeks ago matters reached a
crisis. The refugees, who previously could
be counted by scores, now number thou
sandsand more are coming over every
These unfotunate wretches are entire
ly destitute. Some of them were fairly
well-to-do In their own country. They
had some sort of business, some sort
of home. It is, however, a costly as well
as a difficult matter to evade the Russian
frontier guards, and the money has gone
In bribes.
Now the men are standing about tho
East End pavements, starving. They
speak no English, and therefore are prac
tically debarred from obtaining work.
Every day they cry to their co-rellgion-lsts
for bread, and every night they pa
rade their homeless plight, and ask for a
bed or at least a shelter.
Hungarian Parties Prepare to Fight
Election Savagely.
BUDAPEST. Dec. 20. All arrangements
for the dissolution of Parliament have
been completed and the members of the
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Spstiiliy Cared by Cotlcin. iIkq
All EIsi Fails.
The agonizing Itching and boralng
of the. skin, as in eczema; the fright
ful scaling, as in psoriasis; the loss of
hair and crusting of the scalp, as in
a called head; the facial disfigurements,
as in acne and ringworm; the wful
suffering of infants and anxiety of
worn-out parents, as jn milk crust, tet
ter and salt-rheum all demand a rem
edy of almost superhuman virtues to
successfully cope with, them.. That
Outicura Soap, Ointment and Resolv
ent are such stands proven beyond-all
doubt. No statement is made regard
ing them that is not justified by tho
strongest evidence. The purity and
sweetness, the power to afford immedi
ate relief, the certainty of speedy and
permanent cure, the absolute safety
and great economy, have made them
the standard skin cures, blood purifiers
and humour remedies of the civilized
Bathe the affected parts with hot
water and Cuticnra Soap, to cleanse
the surface of crusts and scales and
soften the thickened cuticle. Dry,
without hard robbing, and apply Outi
cura Ointment freely, to allay itchipg,
irritation and inflammation, and soothe
and heal, and, lastly, take Cnticura Re
solvent, to cool and cleanse the blood.
This complete local and constitutional
treatment affords instant relief, per
mits rest and sleep In the severest
forms of eczema and other Itching,
burning and scaly humours of the skin,
scalp and blood, and points to a speedy,
permanent and economical cure "when
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opposition at last realize that Premier
Tisza will carry out his purpose of .ap
pealing to the country. The Emperor -will
arrive on Monday, and the members of
Parliament will go to the Palace 'on
"Wednesday for the final act of dissolu
tion, the reading of the speech from tho
throne by Francis Joseph.
Immediately afterward the government
and opposition parties will engage In
what Is confidently expected to be the
bitterest and most violent election cam
paign ever seen in Hungary." The vari
ous opposition parties have united under
.the leadership of Francis Kossuth, whose
party is by far the strongest In the op
position groups.
Russian Revolutionists Circulate Se
ditious Proclamations,-
LCND'ON, DecL 30. The 'London Daily
Leader's correspondent at Copenhagen
says that seditious proclamations dealing
with the Czar's recent manifesto are be
ing circulated broadcast throughout all
Let Nation Run Saloons.
LONDON. Dec. 30. B.. Sheebohm
Rountree, the temperance and housing
reformer, speaking at Hblborn Town
Hall this week, said he was afraio It
would be lmpdssible to obtain prohibi
tion, and the only thing, therefore,
would be to take the trade out of pri
vate hands and place It under public
control. During the discussion which,
followed a speaker expressed the opin
ion that the drink evil Is more preval
ent among the "smart set" than among
Stephanie Going to England.
LONDON, Dec. 30. Princess Steph
anie of Austria, who has always en
joyed- her visits to this country, and
nas taKen ur. xennant s oeautitut resi
dence, Adedean, near Goodwood.
Princess Stephanie is the daughter
of the King of the. Belgians and the
sister of Princess Louise of Coburg.
To Aid Aged Fenian Leader.
DUBLIN, Dec. 30. It is proposed to
collect a fund In aid of the weli-known
Fenian, O'Donovan Bossa, who Is now 72
years o'f age, and Intends to spend the re
mainder of his days in Ireland. The Free
man's Journal warmly commends- the
proposal to Its readers.
Roumanian Cabinet Resigns.
BUCHAREST, Roumanla, Dec. 30. At
today's session of the Senate Premier
Sturdza, announced that the whole Cabinet
had resigned in consequence of the resig
nations of the Ministers of Finance and of
Do not undervalue the
services of a skilful phy
sician. Even the best
medicine cannot take the!
place of the family doctor.
Therefore we say: Con
sult your physician freely
about your case and ask
him what he thinks about
your taking Ayer's Cherry
Pectorarfor your cough.
If he says take it, then take
it. If he says do not take
it, then follow his advice
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AYSR'S PILLS For coastipatio.
AYEB'S HAiaVIGOR-Por the hair.
i.Y2RS SARSAPARILLA For th fcle.
AIBR'S AGUX CUBS-For malaria amdagae.