THE MORNING OEEGONIAN, SATUKDAX, JANUARY 2S, 1905. LICENSE IS GRADED Salmon Fishers to Pay More to the State. SUPPORT FOR DEPARTMENT Bill Passes the House Putting Can neries in Twenty-Five Classes, and Other Plants in Twenty-Two Classes. SALEM, Or., Jan. 27. (Special.) To in crease licenses o salmon canneries and cold-storage and pickling plants a bill passed the House yesterday, H. B. 142, by Burns of Coos. Chairman Mayger of the fisheries committee says the bill will prac tically double the annual revenue from licenses, and that he expects to see $25,000 derived from it every year. A bill has already passed the House to appropriate $25,000 for salmon hatcheries. "The object of this bill," explained Burns to the House, "is to make the fishery department self-supporting. It is right that the individuals who profit from the industry should support the fishery department. Many packers favor this measure." The bill assorts canneries into 23 classes, according to the size of their packs, and prescribes annual licenses ranging from $175 to $2000, according to the class to which a cannery belongs. Other plants are grouped into 22 classes, and the li censes range from $5 to $1200. "Provided." runs the bill, and the same provision applies to pickling and cold storage plants as to canneries, "that if any person, firm or corporation desires ato obtain a, license for a cannery which 'had not been operated the year preceding such application, such cannery shall upon application be classed by the Board of Fish Commissioners, and the license fee to be paid shall be three times tho regu lar fee according to that class, excepting in a case where a cannery remained idle only one season, then and in that case the license fee to be paid shall be double the regular fee." The House today passed a bill to trans fer the balance of the swamp-land fund, $4K93.83. to the general fund of the state and to appropriate $62,571.37 to pay out standing warrants against the swamp land fund, toge'ther with interest. May ger, who Introduced the bill, said that the state had sold as swamp lands what were really not swamp at all, for some of the lands were afterward found to be on the tops of mountains. The money derived from the sales had been Jexpend ed and warrants had been issued to re imburse the purchasers. The total of the warrants was $44,716.64 and accrued interest thereon had brought the Indebtedness up to the amount of the appropriation. PENSIONS FOR INDIAN VETERANS Senate Memorial to Congress Also Asks for Tract of Land. SALEM. Or.. Jan. 27. (Special.) In be half of the Indian War veterans of 1S53 and 1S5S Senator Browncll today secured the adoption by the Senate of a memorial asking Congress to grant such veterans pensions of $12 per month and, 160 acres of land each. The memorial is as follows: To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives, Consrcsa of the United Statea Gentlemen: Tour memorialists, the Legislative Assembly of the State of Ore gon, would respectfully and earnestly rep resent to your honorable body that the pen sion granted to the veterans of the Indian wars of 1853 and 1S5U, to-wlt, $8 per month. Is entirely inadequate to the deserts and the needs of the few of those noble old pa triots who remain with us as llvins evidence of the work performed, in those days, to preserve this vast and magnificent country to the peaceful use of the white man and his family, and to protect their lives from savage massacre. The claims of these men to National rec ognition and gratitude have been already passed upon and acknowledged by the Na tion, and by the states which have been carved out of the vast empire which they defended, but. In fixing their financial re ward, we feel that the spirit of economy was too largely the controlling Influence, and that while they have the name of rec ognized pensioners, their stipend is entirely too small. We therefore urge upon your honorable body the early passage of a bill granting to said veterans an Increase of pension to the sum of $12 per month, and also the right to enter a tract of Government land, wherever the same can be found, to the extent of ICO acres. The percentage of veterans now living Is email. They arc old and decrepit, and tclr ranks are fast thinning out. The cost to the Government of the tardy recognition asked for will be small, and the rising generation, enjoying the fruits of their early sacrifices, will feel a greater pride when the debt to them is paid. It Is hereby directed that a copy of this memorial, duly signed by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House, and attested by the Chief Clerks of the two houses, be forthwith forwarded to each of Oregon's Senators and Representatives in Congress. For the better protection of estates of deceased persons, the Senate today passed Malarkey's S. B. OS. Under present laws an executor or administrator must give a bond for" double the value of the per sonal property and probable rental of real property, upon the theory that it would be Impossible for him to abscond with the real property. Malarkey's bill provides that when an executor sells real property he must furnish an additional bond sufficient to cover the amount of money received from the sale. Senator Wright's dental bill, passed by the Senate today, provides that the Gov ernor may appoint members of the Board of Dental Examiners without considering nominations mado by the State Dental Association, as required heretofore. To prevent deduction of more than five pounds per bale of hops, as tare, the House this morning passed a bill of Rep resentative Settlemler. who explained that the same law is In force in Washington. California and New York, the great hop producing states of the Union. That all life, fire, marine, accident, plate glass insurance companies and surety companies shall publish in a dally paper in three issues a statement of their re sources and liabilities. Is the requirement of Smith's S. B. 1SS. introduced today. The purpose is to give the public an op portunity to learn the financial condition of such companies, the same as -in the case of National banks. Senator Pierce notified the Senate today that next Tuesday he will Introduce a bill to put County Assessors on flat salaries. They are now drawing $3 and $4 a day for eight hours work. Efficiency of Assessors Is better, says Senator Pierce, under flat salaries. The bill so far as it has been drafted provides for salaries as follows: Clatsop. $1S00; Columbus, $1100; Coos, $1200: Curry, $500: Douglas, $1200; Lane, $1500: Josephine. $1500; Lincoln. $1200; Polk. $1200. Deputy Assessors are to be allowed and paid by County Courts. But for Linn County the salary for Assessors and deputies is to be $0000. A bill to provide that the surety on the official bond of the State Treasurer must be a surety company, and that the state must pay the surety company's fee. was Introduced In the Senate today by Sen ator Kuykendall. The amount of the bond required remains as at present. $50,000. The law now requires that not less than six freeholders shall be sureties on the bond. BLOTTER OF THE SENATE. Record of Routine Work 'for the Day. SALEM. Or.. Jan. 27. (Special.) The Senate was opened with prayer by Rev. C. F. Robinson. A petition from the Federation of Wom en's Clubs, asking for legislation for the care of feeble-minded, was read. Petitions were read from several W. C. T. U. organizations asking the passage of S. B. 8, raising the age of consent. Resolutions adopted by Clackamas Grange were read, asking for the passage of a law similar to the Harris bill, a law giving married women the same prop erty rights as men and a law forbidding the use of passes. S. J. M. 5, by Brownell, asking Con gress to grant the Indian war veterans of 1855 and 1855 increased pensions,, was adopted. S. J. R. 20". by Rand, for joint session of House and Senate February 1 to consider the question of a constitutional conven tion, was adopted. S. R. 16, to allow the mailing clerk 400 two-cent stamps and 100 one-cent stamps, was adopted. H. C R. 1C, by Capron, for Joint com mittee to investigate matter of using Mute School building as girls' annex to Reform School, was adopted. Bills Passed in the Senate. SALEM. Or., Jan. 27. (Special.) Bills were passed by the Senate today as fol lows: S. B. 173 To amend the cbartor of On tario. S. B. 170, by Whealdon To amend the charter of Dufur. S. B. 181. by Miller To amend the char ter of Lebanon. S. B. 82. by Kuykendall To protect East ern oysters planted In Oregon waters by the State Biologist unUl 1009. S. B. 58, by Malarkey To provide for Increase of executors bonds when real prop erty is sold. S. B. Ill, by Rand To fix the salary of the School Superintendent of Harney Coun ty at $1000. S. B. 112. by Rand To fix salary of Ba ker County at $1500 and chief deputy at $1000. S. B. 123. by Coshow To amend section 5611, to authorize guardians to sell prop erty at private sale. S. B. 135, by Coshow To .provide for ap pointment of attorney to .serve in place of District Attorney when the latter Is unable to serve. S. B. 160, by Pierce To establish First and Fourth Eastern Oregon District Fair Societies. H. B. 173, by Newell To fir salaries of county officers In Washington Count-. ' H. B. 206. by Griffin To amend charter of Florence. H. B. 213, by Kuney To amend charter of Wasco. H. B. 170. by Cooper To amend charter of Newport. H. B. 60 To incorporate Falls City. S. B. 167. by Wright Regulating practice of dentists giving Governor power to ap point dental examiners without recommenda tion of Dental Association, and providing that advertising by dentists shall be prima facie evidence of their practice. S. B. 1S7, by Crolsan To prevent swine from running at large in Marlon County. H. B. . 54, by West To raise salary of County School Superintendent of Tillamook to $1000. II. B. 9. by Richie That Supreme Judges shall appoint State Librarian. New Bills in the Senate. SALEM. Or.. Jan. 27. (Special.) Bills were Introduced in the Senate today as follows: S. B. 181. by Miller To amend the char ter of Lebanon. S. B. 1S2. by Nottingham To amend the charter of Milaukle. S. B. 1S3, by Coke To authorize the Coun ty Court of Coos County to appropriate $3000 for Lewis and Clark Fair exhibit. S. B. 184. by Malarkey To amend the law regarding divorce cases. S. tB. 1S3. by Kuykendall To amend sec tion 2409 of the code relating to bond of State Treasurer, and repeal section 2410. S. B. ISO, by Booth To amend the inheri tance tax law. S. B. 1ST, by Crolsan To prevent swine from running at large In Marion County. S. B. 18S, by Pierce To provide for pub lication of statements of Insurance com panies. S. B. ISO. by Smith To alttllsh the office of State Veterinarian by repealing section 428 et seq. of the code. S. 11. 100 Substitute for S. B. 2. S. 11. 101, b' Kuykendall To define and regulate fraternal insurance companies. S. B. 102, by Coshow To protect salmon trout. ONE DAY IN THE HOUSE. Routine Work of the Representatives at Salem. SALEM, Or.. Jan. 27. (Special.) The House was called to order at 10 o'clock by Speaker Mills. Prayer was offered by Dr. X. J. Craw ford. The Speaker appointed Colwell. of Mult nomah, and Kay, of Marlon, as members of the joint committee to investigate the Boys and Girls' Aid Society. On motion of Kay. of Marlon, next Wednesday evening was made the time to pass on all city charter bills. Bailey amended by moving that all bills of a lo cal character be considered. S. B. 131. by Tuttle. to appropriate $S000 for Lewis and Clark memorials at Fort Clatsop and near Seaside was Indefinitely postponed. H. R. 23, by Edwards (by request), that A. C. Jennings be paid $s for services as Chief Clerk, was referred. H. J. M.. 4. by Munkers, that Congress make appropriation for opening of the Willamette River, was referred. H. J. R.. 3. by Smith, of Josephine (sub stitute), providing for expenses of legis lative committees, was Indefinitely post poned. S. C. R.. 20. by Rand, for a constitutional convention, was referred. H. J. M.. 5. by special water-power com mittee, that all water powers In Oregon be Ceded to state, was referred. Bills Passed by the House. SALEM, Or.. Jan. 27. (Special.) Bills passed the House today as follows: H. B. 103, by Mayger, to Increase sala ries of Judges in Fifth Judicial District. H. B. 131, by Llnthlcum, to provide one form of acknowledgment by corporations. S. B. 9. Crolsan. to reimburse common school fund by mortgage of State Fair Grounds. S. B. 4S, Crolsan, to authorize purchase of land at Champoeg. S. B. 43. Smith, to create commission to establish boundary lines of Umatilla County. t S. B. 61. Malarkey, to amend code on larceny of railroad tickets. S. B. 69 Nottingham, to amend code on transfer of stocks of eoods. S. B. 26, Pierce, to enable incorporated 1 cities to condemn lands for protection from freshets. S. B. 27, Pierce, to authorize transfer of estates from one county to another. S. B. 53, Pierce, to empower executors to execute deeds. S. B. 15, Tuttle, to repeal black bass fishing law, H. B. 142, Burns, of Coos, to Increase licenses of salmon fishing gear, canneries and cold-storage plants. H. B. 203, Newell, to provide for holding agricultural institutes. H. B. 233, Mayger. to transfer balance in swampland fund to general fund. H. B. 2uS. Bailey, to punish husband who connives at prostitution of his wife. H. B. 123. Laws, to regulate salary of Clatsop County Judge. H. B. 177, Settlemeler, to fix tare on baled hops. H. B. 249. Caldwell, to amend charter of Newburg. Yamhill County. H. B. 231. Miles, to amend charter of Sheridan. Yamhill County. H. B. 250. Miles, to fix salary of school superintendent of Yamhill County. H. B. 172, Newell, to provide for trans portation of patients to asylum by attendants. ASKS 40-GENT RATE Joint Resolution Passed by the Washington House. IN INTEREST OF LUMBERMEN House Member Would Restrict Ad mission to Normal Schools to Those Who Intend to Teach on Graduation. OLYMPIA. Wash., Jan. 27. (Special.) "The 40-cent rate," which became some what of a campaign issue In the last gen eral election, received Its first mention In the Legislature today In the form of a Joint resolution Introduced by Veness of Lewis County. The resolution merely asks the railroads to grant the lumbermen a SUMMARY OF WORK OF OREGON LEGISLATURE Both houses of the Oregon Legislature adjourned yesterday until Monday. In the Senate. 193 bills have been introduced: In the House, 2S1. The Senate has passed 75 Senate bills and 10 House bills. The Home has passed ST House bills and 13 Senate bills. The Governor has signed eight bill?, all of them of local nature, except H. B. 1. by Stelner, to cede lake lands In Klamath and Lake Counties to the National Gov ernment. The only important bill passed by both Houses, beside that for cession of lake lands, la one appropriating $138,000 for expenses of the legislative teailon and for certain claims and deficiencies. Separate bills have passed both houses to appropriate- $15,000 for Indian War veterans of liw-50. The most Important bills passed by the Senate are to establish Juvenile courts, to provide for hunters' license fee of $1; to appropriate $25,000 for the portage read; to prohibit ticket scalping and to Increase penalty for train robbery: la the House, to pay state officers flat salaries, to create a State Library Commission, to revise the militia, code in conformity with the National Dick law, to appropriate $25,000 for salmon hatcheries, to require Insane persons to be escorted to the State Asylum by Asylum attendants, and to create a new Judicial district In Eastern Oregon. The bill to amend the local-option act, now with the House Committee on Re vision of Laws, will be reported back to the House next week. The bill to protect forests against fire Is In the bands of the House Committee on Public Lands. The bill for county Prosecuting Attorneys is in the hands of the House Committee on Judiciary. 40-cent rate to Missouri River territory. Davis of Pierce wanted the resolution re ferred to the railway commission, when appointed, but the Senate passed it. A bill compelling railroads to weigh cars at junction points was Introduced by S. T. Smith. Russell presented a bill which makes It a felony to take explos ives Into the penitentiary for the purpose of aiding prisoners to escape. A bill by LcCrone seeks to increase the school fund revenue by placing the mini mum price at which grazing lands by the state may be leased at 10 cents per acre, and agricultural lands at 50 cents. Agri cultural lands may now be leased at as low as 10 cents. A bill by Hammer creates a Hen upon real estate in convictions of Illegal liquor selling and gambling thereon. The House took a recess this morning while in the middle of the calendar, evi dently for the purpose of enabling the members to discuss the Senatorial situa tion. The business of the session was limited to the adoption of a few minor amendments to bills on second reading and to the Introduction of nine new ones. A bill which has for Its purpose the furnishing to the Government of a site near the mouth of the Columbia for a quarantine station was Introduced by Meg ler. It provides for the purchase out of the general fund of two and one-half acres of state lands and the deeding of the same to the Government, at a cost not to exceed $100. A bill designed to give County Commis sioners control over the running at large of stock was Introduced by Bowers of Spokane. The bill Is particularly Interest ing to the counties of Eastern Washing ton having extensive stock ranges. The Commissioners are empowered to pre scribe districts where stock may run at large and the Impounding and sale of stock found In closed localities is pro vided for. It now costs $3 In this state for a marriage license. Bassett of Ad ams thinks this is too much and has pre sented a bill reducing the cost to $1.50. Keyes of Whatcom Introduced a bill restricting the admission of students to normal schools to those who will certify that they Intend to follow teaching as a vocation. The bill also prescribes a new system of Issuing diplomas and otherwise amends the laws regulating normal schools. Another state road bill was introduced with Bollnger as author, providing for a' road from the mouth of the Methow, In Okanogan County, to Barron, in What com County. This will connect with the proposed Marble Mount road, giving the stockmen of Okanogan County a road to tidewater. Ten thousand dollars is ap propriated. Adjournment was taken until 2 P. M. Monday. ' Heitman Defends His Motives. BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 27. (Special.) The Kootenai County division hearing was re sumed before the Senate committee to day. Hon. Charles L. Heitman. chairman of the county committee, vigorously de nied the correctness of the charges mado respecting his motives in opposing di vision. Direct Election of Senators. HELENA. Mont, Jan. 27. The Sen ate today passed the House resolution calling on Congress to amend the Fed eral Constitution so Senators may be elected by direct vote of the people. OREGON GEOLOGICAL SURVEY. Government Would Spend as Much as Spent by State. SALEM, Or.. Jan. 27. (Special.) There arc two classes of mining bureau bills before the Legislature, one class propos ing the establishment of a bureau whose purpose shall be to Inspect mines and gather Information regarding them, and the other having for Its chief object the making of geological surveys in connec tion with similar work on the part of the United States. The United States Survey officials offer to tpend dollar for dollar In this work in Oregon, in conjunction with persons appointed by the state. It Is for the pur pose of securing this Government work that the latter class of bills has been Introduced, providing for the employment of a director of a geological bureau lo cated at the State University and the maintenance of a mining exhibit at Port land. For the purpose of learning what other state? have done In this direction the University of Oregon has sent out blanks to the bureaus and state geological sur veys of the country, asking for replies to a number of questions with regard to their form of organization, etc. Replies have been received from 23 Kates. 21 of which support state geological surveys and two support mining bureaus. Appointment of the State Geologist, or Mineralogist, is made in Ave states by the Governor. In four states by legisla tive act In eight by commissioners and in one by the regents of the university. In one state the State Geologist is -elected by the people and In one be is ap- pointed by the United States Geological Survey. In ten of the 23 states the Geological Survey is connected with some education al Institution, and in all but three In stances this is the State University. In Washington, both the State University and the Agricultural College are connect ed with the survey. Fourteen states regularly co-operate with the United States Geological Sur vey. Annual appropriations vary from $1000 to $40,000, and average about $12,000. The University of Oregon Is Interested In Senator Booth's Senate bill 12. which proposes to create a department of mines and geology for the purpose of co-operating with the Government. The university has received from J. D. Walcott, Direct or of the United States Geological Survey, an offer to spend in geological work In Oregon as much money as the state will spend for that purpose. Boarding-House Bill Is Tabled. SALEM, Or.. Jan. 27. (Special.) A bill to amend the sailor boarding house act was tabled this morning in the House, ostensibly because the members has not had opportunity to study the act and perhaps because the bill is said to have come from Governor Chamberlain for the purpose of giving him the appoint ment of the three members of the sailor boarding-house commission. The bill was Introduced by Cavender of. Linn and pro vides that the Governor shall appoint the commissioners. Instead of the Governor, the Secretary of State and the State Treasurer. The measure exempts such organizations as Seaman's Institute and the Longshoreman's Union from the li cense provisions of the act. ARRESTED AS A FORGER. Man Held by Police in Seattle Says He Belongs in Portland. SEATTLE. Jan. 27. Al Lake, alias Wil liam Mason, wanted in San Francisco for alleged forgeries aggregating $3000, was arrested In this city today on tele graphic description. Lake was confiden tial bookkeeper for Robert Trost, a San Francisco contractor and mill owner. Be fore the forgeries were discovered he had lied and was chased all over the country before finally being located In Seattle. Chief, of Police Wlttman, of San Fran cisco, has wired to hold the man until the arrival of an officer. The man under arrest denies that his name Is Lake and says he la In the employ of an insurance firm In Portland. Assault on Albany Man. ALBANY. Or.. Jan. 27. (Special.) Thomas Cockerel, station agent of the Corvallls & Eastern Company at Albany, was assaulted by two men near the Southern Pacific Depot last night. One of the men stopped him, and the other attempted to strike him with a weapon. Cockerel dodged the main force of the blow and escaped his assailants, though his face was scarred by the Instrument with which the man struck him. Robbery was undoubtedly the motive of the as sault. Two men were arrested late last night on suspicion of being the assailants, and are being held pending an Investigation. King Will Reprieve a Murderer. VICTORIA. Jan. 27. Advices received from Montreal state that Antonio Gla connl, an Italian, condemned to be hanged for murder, is to be pardoned through the Intervention of King Edward at the request of the King of Italy. This is said to be the first time the British monarch has exercised his prerogative In reprieving a- prisoner sentenced by a colonial court. - Collector After Long Service. VICTORIA, B. C Jan. 27. John a Newbury was appointed Collector; of Cus toms today, -vice the late A. R. Milne. Newbury wa3 chief clerk for 22 years. TO CCKE COLD Df OXE DAT. Take TjitiUt Bromo Quinine Tablets. AO drurrlt refund 111 money If It fells to eur X. W. Grove's stcsatur is oa each box. 25c State Senator Dan J. Malarkey. BALKS AT BASTILE Mrs. Belle Bales, of Beaverton, Pays Her Fine. ACTION AGAINST SAL00NMEN Charge of Selling Liquor to Minors Made Against Men Whose Place Was Wrecked by an Angry Mother. HILLSBORO. Jan. 27. Mrs. Belle Bales this morning pleaded guilty be fore Justice H. T. Bagley to the charge of demolishing personal property In the Rossi & Henriksen saloon, Janu ary 19. and was fined $30. Mrs. Bales alleged that she did not have the money herself, but that a neighbor would pay the fine. She was admon ished by the Justice that if she per sisted in the attempt to do damage of this nature to the saloon that the next time he would give her a. more severe sentence. Mrs. Bales stated that she labored under the impression that she could not prosecute the saloon proprietors without expense, and she had there fore taken the law into her own hands. The fine was paid this afternoon. A complaint has now been filed against the saloonkeepers, charging them with selling or giving Intoxicat ing liquor to a minor, and another has been filed against Louis Tullock, who this morning testified that he had bought drinks In the saloon and given liquor to the son. Shelby Bales. The saloon men say they will fight the case, and allege that they have wlt nesses who will testify that at a Grange meeting In Beaverton Mrs. Bales alleged that she had two sons, one aged 22 and the other 14 years of age. As the boy over whom the trou ble originated Is the eldest, the saloon men propose to put this evidence up as a defense against he mlnorshlp of the youth. The boy this morning swore that he was 13 years of age. ORATOR FROM WILLAMETTE. A. R. Marker Will Represent Univer sity in Newberg Contest WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY, Salem. Or., Jan. 27. (Special.) Andrew P. Mar ker, of Tacoma. Wash., a member of Coleman Literary Society, speaking upon the subject of "Moses," was awarded first prize In the local oratorical contest held here tonight for the purpose of choosing an orator to represent Willamette In the Intercollegiate contest at Newberg. March 10. Marker Is a Junior and Is registered In the literary department. Second place was awarded to Miss Llla V. Swafford. of the senior class, who represented Coleman Sorosls, and chose "The Yellow Peril" as her subject. Other orators were Ronald C Glover, '05, of Phllodoslan Society, who spoke upon "The Ward of the Nation." and Miss Ruth Field, '05, of Phllodoslan Society, whose subject was "The American College." The contest was the best held here In years, and the decisions were very close. About 1000 people were In attendance. Sparks Is Pacific Debater. FOREST GROVE. Or.. Jan. 27. (Spe clnl.) The local oratorical contest to night was won by Hugh W. Sparks, a sophomore and a member of the Gam ma Sigma Literary Society. He will represent Pacific In the state contest to be held at Newberg March 17. The subject of the winning oration was 'The Hero of the Reformation," a eu logy of Martin Luther. Second honors went to Miss Llla Ferrln, '05. whose subject was "The First of the Blacks." There were four other contestants Clara Irvine, '06; W. B. Rasmussen. '06; John W. Peters, '07, and Arthur Hall, '05, all but the last having biographical subjects. The judges on composition were Rev. Austin Rice, of Walla Walla; Rev. E. L. House and Professor Herdman, of Portland. The judges on delivery were Rev. Herbert Boyd and Professor Robertson, of Forest Grove, and Pro fessor Barnes, of Hlllsboro. Vocal selections were given by Misses Moseley, Brobst and Leiser. After the contest the members of Gamma Sigma gave a banquet In honor of their victorious orators. Miss Pratt Wins Honor and Money. CORVALLIS, Or., Jan. 27. (Special.) Miss Laura Pratt Is the student and "From Darkness to Light" the subject that was awarded first place In the local oratorical contest, held In Col lege Armory tonight. The theme of the winning oration is "Helen Keller." A thousand people witnessed the con test, in which eight orators, represent ing as many literary societies, strug gled for mastery. To the winner goes the honor of representing O. A. C in the state con test, as well as a gold medal and $15 In cash. Second place, a gold medal and $9 In cash, was won by John Wlthy combe. and third place and a silver medal and $6 In cash was taken by Mark Weatherford. WANTS TO BE AN ACTRESS. Pretty Bellingham Girl Bids Home a Hasty Farewell. ""BELLINGHAM, Wash.. Jan. 27. (Special.) To gratify an ambition to be a great actress, which she has cher ished since childhood and against which her parents have fought for years, pretty and vivacious Mae Nel son, one of the prominent society girls of Bellingham, last night disappeared from her home, and Is now with Lewis Morrison's company, which played "Faust" here Tuesday night. Miss Nelson has always felt that if she were only given half a chance she would win name and fame for her self. She Is said to have a good so prano voice, and It Is her opinion that fortune has at last smiled upon her by her being engaged by the Morrison company. She hastily packed her clothes yes terday, bid her mother goodby, and without explaining her actions hurried to the depot, where she was just In time to catch the train southbound from this city. COUNTY BOUNDARY IS VAGUE Effort Will Be Made to Have Linn and Marion Division Marked. ALBANY. Or., Jan. 27. (Special.) An effort will be made at the present session of the Legislature to have the boundary line between Linn and Marion Counties definitely defined. The present division line Is described as "beginning In- the mid dle of the channel of the Willamette River, opposite the mouth of the Santiam River, and running up the middle of the Santiam to the junction of the two forks, thence up the middle of tho north fork to the mountains, thence due east to the summit of the mountains." The expression "to the mountains" Is rather vague, and different constructions of jwhere. the present boundary line runs are possible. The Santiam leaves the mountains, about at Mill City, and If the line were taken to run due east from there a considerable portion of what Is now considered to be In Marion County would be In Linn, including the towns of Gates. Niagara and Detroit. The channel of the North Santiam River to Its source has always tacitly been understood to be the boundary line, but the duty of properly assessing the Valuable timber land In the region tributary 'to the San tiam makes a more exact definition of the boundary line necessary to avoid future difficulty. By a mutual agreement between the au thorities of the two counties the boundary will be defined at the present session of the Legislature to follow the channel of the North Santiam to the mouth of Whitewater Creek, thence up the channel of Whitewater to its source on the slope of Mount Jefferson. This will define the line practically where It now runs by common consent and will make Mount Jefferson the northeast corner of Linn County and the southeast corner of Marlon. NEW INCORPORATIONS. Articles for Numerous Companies Filed With Secretary of State. SALEM. Or., Jan. 27. (Special.) The following companies have recently filed articles of Incorporation with the Secre tary of State: Arnold Irrigation Company. Lytle. Crook County; capital stock. $5000; W. Arnold. F. O. Harshman and L J. Reed, Incorporators. Emteon Lumber Company, Ontario, Or.: capital stock. $15,000;. s. X. Emlson, K. A. Emlson and Charles winters, incorporators. Mount Tabor Association of Portland, capital stock $3000; Henry W. Coe. L. O'Connor and A. McGIHIvray, Incorporators. The Deschutes Improvement Company, Bend. Crook County: capital stock, $25,000: C. M. Weymouth. "tt. E. Gurrln, Jr., and F. IL. May, Incorporators. t Schueler Medical Company, Mount Angel. Or.; capital stock, $100,000; Fred Schwab, John J. Fischer and Paul S. Fuchs. incorporators. Wllhclm Brewing Company. Portland; capi tal stock. $50,000: W. C. Ktltz. H. H. Xorth up and Paul C. Bates, incorporators. Gilliam County Bank. Condon; capital stock. $20,000; S. P. Barker. C C. Portwood. Jay Bowerman. L.. A. Lewis and J. X. Teal, in corporators. Holmes Coal & Ice Company, Portland capi tal stock. $100,000; R J. Holmes. J. W. Holmes and H. P. Holmes, Incorporators. Royal Bakery & Confectionery, Portland; capital stock, $24,000; G. J. Stuzmann, E. Hasenmayer, Charles Gels, and A. Hlssler, In corporators. United Fraternal Savings & Trust Company, Portland: capital stock, $50,000; A. Titer. J. L. Mitchell. J. P. Lockwood. JI. Morehead. L. B. Reeder and "W. "W. Terry, Incor porators. Charles L. Clough Company. Tillamook City: capital stock. $5C00; Charles I. Clough. Rose V. Clough and P. W. Todd. Incorporators. The Bergman-McWatty Company, Sumpter. Or.; capital stock. $20,000: E. P. Bergman. T. J. McWatty and X. M. Bergman, Incor porators. Deschutes Alfalfa Land Syndicate. Portland; capital stock. $5000; A. C. Palmer. W. J. Pren dergrast and C. H. Leadbetter. Incorporators. The Oklahoma & Oregon Townslte Company, Portland; capital stock. $25,000; L. G. "West, E. B. Hall and M. D. West. Incorporators. The James Johns Irrigation & Power Com pany. Portland: capital stock, $10,000; James Johns, A. S. Johns and Andrew L. Chezem, Incorporator!!. The Great "Western Lumber & Mining Com pany. Portland; capital stock. $250,000; George W. Richy. J. X. Aahbuny. Frank Gray. J. E. Ogden, Lyman R. Hln&dlll. H. A. Simpson. Robert Bennle. H. X. Carmlchall. Gilbert Lapher and C M. Richardson. Incorporators. The Estacada "Wood Manufacturing Company, Portland; capital stock. $10,000: J. W. Shaf ford, A. F. Campbell. G. W. Morrow. R. A. Stratum and Sayler E. Smith. Incorporators. Phillips Shoe Company, Portland; capital stock. $10,000: John M. Phillips. Xathan C Phillips and William J. Harbke. Incorporators. Fairy Floss Candy Company. Portland; capi tal stock. $15,000; Samuel Barnes, H. C Bren and H. B. Ward, incorporators. Jacksonville Electric Company, Jacksonville; capital stock. $10,000; C R. Ray, A. B. Rcamcs and Peter A. Deiscb, incorporators. S. B. Barker Company, Condon: capital stock, $20,000; S. B. Barker, M. O. Clark and M. C Clark. Incorporators. Western Trust Company. Limited. Sumpter; capital stock. $20,000: Xeil J. Sorensen. Ed ward C. Luce and J. F. Shelton. Incorporators. Wynne Hardware Company, Cottage Grove; capital stock, $10,000; .H. F. Wynne, S. E. Wynne, W. A. Hogate. incorporators. Lake County Loan & Savings Bank, Lake view; capital stock, $20,000; W. H. Shirk, S. P. Mosa. William T. Cresslcr, Dick J. Wilcox, S. O. Cressler, H. A- Brat tain. Incorporators. Alblna Lumber Company, Portland; capital stock. $5000; C. E. Morton. W. J. Makellne. George J. Cameron. Incorporators. Burbank Placer Mining Company, Portland; capital stock. $500,000; John P. McXIchoIas, A. King Wilson, O. A. Xeal. Incorporators. Odell Improvement Company, Hood River; capital stock. $3000; E. T. Folts, H. A. G rosi er. J. R. Crosby. Incorporators. L. Adams Lumber Company, Ontario; capital stock. $20,000; L. Adams, E. A. Clarke, M. 3. Thayer, incorporators. People's Market" Association, Portland; cap ital stock. $50,000; J. R. Reierson, H. Adams, Arthur D. Smith. J. H. Alexander, Incorpora tors. The following foreign corporations have also filed articles: Singer Sewing Machine Company. Elizabeth, X. J.; capital stock, $1,000,000; William D. Church, Portland, as attorney In fact. The Whitney Company, Ltd., Detroit, Mich.; capital stock, $1,250,000; Wil liam H. Curtiss. of Portland, as attorney in fact. Marshall-Wells Hardware Company, Jer sey City, X. J.; capital stock, $3,000,000; Jay Smith as attorney in fact. HAYS AND DISS INDICTED. Embezzlement and Fraud Charged Against Men Now in Los Angeles. RIVERSIDE, Cal., Jan. 27. The grand jury today returned ten Indict ments, six against H. T. Hays, ex cashler of the Orange Growers' Na tional' Bank, and four against Cclonel J. W. F. Diss, ex-rlght of way agent of the Salt Lake Railway. Three of the Hays Indictments allege embezzle ment In sums aggregating more than $10,000 from the Orange Growers' Bank. The other indictments against Hay3 allege the obtaining of money There is a reason, and the best kind of a reason, why Ayer's Hair Vigor makes the hair grow long and heavy. It is a hair-food. It feeds the hair and makes it healthy and strong. Healthy hair grows, keeps soft and smooth, does not split at the ends, and never falls out. Give Ayer's Hair Vigor to your gray hair and i restore to it all the deep, g IUOm by the 3. C. Ayar Co.. Xowell. Kas. 3 Alia maaufMtarers of AYBR'S CEEHRY P2CT0SAL For coaehs. ATEX'S SAHSAPAH1LLA For tta blood. by .false pretenses from the San Pedro. Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad. All of the Indictments against Diss are for the alleged obtaining of money by false pretenses and claim confeder acy In frauds with Hays. Bench "war rants for the arrest of Hays and Diss were issued and placed in the hands of Sheriff Coburn, who left for Los An geles to make the arrests. Ex-Cashier Hays Is now under bonds of $50,000 on Federal Indictments, re turned In connection with the failure of the bank. Major Diss was dis missed from the service of the Salt Lake Railroad following the exposure ot alleged frauds In connection with the land department of the company. TROWBRIDGE CLASS PRESIDENT Highest Honor at Stanford Fails to z Portland Student. STANFORD UNIVERSITY. CaU Jan. 27. (Special.) Alfred L. Trowbridge, captain of Stanford baseball team, was today elected president of the senior class of the university. This office carries with It the highest honor that can fall to a student during the senior year In the college, as it gives him full direction of the commencement week programme, which will be carried out by the graduating class during the second week in May. Trowbridge comes from Portland. Or. He has been actively connected with student affairs since his freshman year, having held posltlohs on athletic and executive committees, playing on the football squad and on the 'varsity baseball nine during the last two seasons. Gillnetters Are Getting Ready. ASTORIA. Or., Jan. 27. (Special.) The big catches made by the gillnetters dur ing the last fishing season have had the result of extensive preparations being made for the coming season, and it Is said more new nets are being knit this Winter than during any one season in several years. Another change this year Is that a great majority of the fishermen are pur chasing and paying cash for the twine in place of going Into debt to the canneries for It, as has been the custom In the past. Will of Amos D. Hyiand. EUGENE. Jan. 27. (Special.) The will of the late Amos D. Hyiand has been ad mitted to probate. The value of the es tate is estimated at $100,000 and is divided among the widow, four sons and six daughters. N. Grant, Ira B.. Ernest and Wilbur Hyiand, sons of deceased, are ap pointed executors without bonds. The estate consists of stock lands, timber lands, saw mills, notes, etc. Woodburn Wants a Foundry. WOODBURN. Or.. Jan. 27. (Speclal.) At a mass meeting held tonight at the Council Hall $600 was raised as a nucleus for the establishment of a foundry in this city by John McKlnney, a large manufac turer of Bremen. Ind. A committee was appointed to raise a bonus of $2000 for this enterprise, which will employ 25 to 30 men when in full op eration. Fine Hotel for Wasco. WASCO. Or.. Jan. 27.-(Special.) W. E. Miller, one 6f the wheat kings of Sherman County, today paid $4000 for a corner lot In Wasco, on which he will erect as soon as possible a two-story brick hotel 100x100 feet. The building will cost $20,000 and will have all modern conveniences. Aged Pioneeer Is Stricken. EUGENE. Or.. Jan. 27. (Special.) Mrs. M. Wallace, 76 years of age, and a well known pioneer woman, was stricken with paralysis at her home In this city last evening and is in a very precarious con dition. She was unconscious all last night. Young Woman Sent to Asylum. EUGENE, Or., Jan. 27. (Special.) Nora Smith was taken to Salem this morning for commitment to the. .asylum for the Insane. She was examined yesterday and was adjudged Insane. She Is 22 years of age and unmarried. Hearing in Dunsmuir Case. SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 27. The hear ing of the Dunsmuir will contest today was entirely devoted to the discussion of hypothetical legal questions. BELEF TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. Physicians of Rockland County, New York, are on strike against a reduction by the Board of Supervisors for perform ing autopsies from $23 to $10. In order to allow employes to attend revival services, business In Burlington, la., was suspended from 10 to 11 A. M. yesterday, In accordance with a proclama tion of the Mayor. Bishop Ethelbert Talbot, of the Central Protestant Episcopal diocese of Pennsyl vania, has been re-elected president of the New York Alumni of Dartmouth College. A war In grain rates from Missouri River points is on. The M., K. & T. road reduced the rate to Gulf ports and the Rock Island to Eastern points, and now the trunk lines east of Chicago have made the rate still lower. A Weather Bureau balloon which had been sent up by H. H. Clayton, of the Blue Hill observatory at Hyde Park, Mass., to take the temperature at high altitudes, has been found by a farmer near Oakland City, Ind. It was returned to Hyde Park in accordance with instruc tions found upon it. The Common Pleas Court of Philadel phia has decided that a divorce can be obtained in Pennsylvania without service on the defendant when one party resides outside that state and the grounds for di vorce occurred outside the state. 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