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THE MORNING OREGONIAS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY, 4, 190o.
HOUSE PULLS TEETH
Foreign Banking Bill Then
Sent Back to Committee.
ent and presented an affidavit declaring
tnat a smaller sum of money had been
raised at a mass meeting In Union for the
purpose of defraying the expenses of the
The following statement was made by
W. T. "Wright, of Union, a member of
the citizens' committee, last night
AMUCK WITH AN AX I
business on January 27, when he received
a request from the citizens' committee to
go to Salem and interview Mr. McLeod.
We bad thoroughly understood that Mr.
McLeod would support the bill if it were
nnirniiu'ruu 1 1 rniuntu pie were in ravor or it. At that time we
had the signatures of 86 per cent of the
people, and have received over 89 per cent
since. Mr. Cochran had no money, and
was identified by me at Albert's bank to
cash a check for $25. No money was sent
to Salem by Mr. Cochran, or any one else.
to influence legislators."
r rlfember of Washington County. Farmer
the committee, was in Portland on- other I t x imi r !i .
mes 10 mil ramuy,
WIFE SLASHED ON THE ARM
Irrigation Committee in the Washing
ton House Considers a Measure to
Expedite Reclamation Work
by General Government.
OLiYMPIA, "Wash., Feb. 3 (Special.)
The house today extracted the principal
NO COTTAGES FOR VETERANS
Adverse Report Made by Committee
on Soldiers' Home.
SALEM.. Feb. 3. (Special.) The Joint
Pet Dog Is First Decapitated by Man
Who Suddenly Loses His Mind
While Splitting Wood at
FOREST GROVE, Or., Feb. 3-Spe-
w i , committee to investigate the Oregon Sol- cIaUficlsed wltll sudden Insanity, John
teeth of the foreign banking law. Liera Home has reported adversely on the r"4 ,7. . u
then sent the bill back to the banking Drop0Bai to erect cottages at the home
committee for further consideration. for veterans and their wives. The pro-
The bill is by Vilas and was drafted by nsi to increase salaries at the home
o. committee of the State Bankers' Asso- waa aio turned down. The committee
elation, and was submitted to the roreign mnyng the report was composed of Sena-
banks In the state prior to lis mixoauc- 1 tors Loughary and .Smith and Representa
tion. As introduced it permitted ioreign Uves Cornett, Laws and Smith.
banks to establish offices In this state ior Tne committee reported conditions at
the purpose of lending money or seuing e home as generally good, but recom-
exchange, but prohibited irom receiving mended that J5G0 be tocpended to replace
deposits. The prohibition, however, ma are nnflt for use; $3G0 be ex-
not apply to foreign branch banks already
The only other provisions require new or
established forelern banks to maintain a
capital eaual to that required by the Na
tional banking law. prohibit the advertis
ing of a greater capital than actually
maintained by the branch bank, and de-
line the term "foreign banks.
The portion eliminated from the bill by
amendment today is the deposit feature,
The amendment was offered by J. B. Llnd-
Elev. Reld of Pierce favored the amend
ment and Intimated that it was drawn
with the intention on the part of already
established foreign branch banks and the
National and state banks of preventing
further competition. The bill in defining
foreign banks Includes those which have
a majority of the stock owned by per
sons not residents of the state.
Kenoyer of Whitman opposed the
amendment. On viva voce vote, the
eneaker declared it lost. A division was
called for, and it was found that the
amendment! had carried. The friends of
the bill, then, without serious opposition.
secured its recommitment to the com
mlttee on banks and banking.
Bills Indefinitely Postponed.
The Irving and Miller bills, providing
respectively for the condemnation of pri
vate property for logging ways and that
the water courses of the state shall be
public highways, were indefinitely post
poned, the same features being contained
In other bills
The majority of the judiciary commit
tee recommended the indefinite postpone
ment of Todd's bill, extending the labor
lien laws to apply to work done on
bridges, wharves, dikes, flumes, mining
claims and other structures and rocchan
leal plants. In spite of the fact that a
minority of the committee favored the
passage, there was no protest against the
adoption of the majority report.
The House also Indefinitely postponed
Maloney's bill establishing whipping
posts and providing for corporal punish
ment of wife-beaters, and Dawes' bill
regulating the practice of architecture.
A concurrent resolution introduced In
the House was adopted by that body pro
viding for an inspection by a committee
of three from the House and two from
the Senate of the grounds at the State
Reform School, with the view of report
lng upon the necessity for the passage of
the bill appropriating 512,000 for the pur
chase of additional lands. The Speaker
appointed McCoy, Lewis and Crane on
Lambert of Whatcom County, in behalf
of the fishing men of Puget Sound who
have trouble with fish thieves, .introduced
a bill In the House making fish-stealing
in any quantity punishable by imprison
ment in the penitentiary for from one to
A bill that appeared in the Senate ap
propriates $100,000 for the erection of
library building at the State University
and a bilMn the House appropriates $7000
for a laboratory ,at the same institution.
New Bills in the Senate.
McCoy introduced a bill providing that
timber when sold separate from the land
shall be taxed as personal property
A new tax commission bill appeared in
the Senate. It provides for three com
ml3s!oners to be appointed by the Gover
nor, and who shall serve ten years
A measure that met defeat in several
previous Legislatures, and which provides
for the taking from the Supreme Court
the power to appoint the clerk of the
court and making the office elective, was
Introduced In the Senate.
The Senate was in session 11 minutes
and the business was confined to the in
troduction of bills.
Bill for Reclamation Work.
The subcommittee of the joint irriga
tion committee this morning received for
consideration a bill drawn by D. W. Ross
and T. A. Noble, the Government experts
who are here to secure legislation that
will permit' the Government to proceed
with the reclamation work in this state.
pended for new plumbing and $300 be
expended for new farm utensils.
Because the number of inmates has In
creased from 90 to 141 in the last two
years. It will bo necessary to Increase the
appropriation for maintenance from $34,-
000 to $22,000
Tha committee further recommended
that the officers of the home be required
to keep a full and accurate account of
all articles produced In the home gar
dens, and that all supplies be purchased
after competitive bids.
No action has been taken on the report.
Bernard, a farmer living three miies
north of here, attempted to kill his wiie
and children yesterday af ternbon, but was
prevented from carrying out his design.
He was splitting wood, and, as he was
Just recoverlng,from illness, Is thought to
have become overheated.
Taking his ax, with the determination
of exterminating every living thing on
the farm, he first chopped on the neaa 01
a pet dog, and then turned upon his fam
ily. A blow, aimed at his wife, glanced
from her shoulder and slightly cut her
Before another blow could be struck the
wife succeeded In escaping to the house
with her four children and locking me
door. Their screams brought several men.
who succeeded in overpowering Bernard
after a hard struggle.
Mr. Bernard Is a prosperous farmer and
had heretofore shown no traces of ln-
and four Councllmen are to be elected and
elections are to be held each year. Among
the names mentioned as the first officers
of the new Incorporation are A. D. Birnle
and E. H. Watklns for Mayor: David
West, C. W. Bayles. A. F. Cooper, David
Ingram and A. N. Fred ricks on.
Examination of Polk Teachers.
DALLAS, Or., Feb. 3. (Special.) Coun
ty School Superintendent C. L. Starr, of
Polk County, will hold the regular exam
ination of applicants for state and county
irapers at Dallas February S-10.
First Licensed Saloon.
HILLSBORO. Or., Feb. 3. (Special.)
The Village of Gaston will have its first
open saloon next week, as the County
Board has granted a license for that purpose.
Funeral of Perley Campbell. x
HILLSBORO. Or., Feb. 3. (Special.)
The funeral of Perley Campbell, who was
drowned in the lake south of town Wed
nesday, took place this afternoon.
ITEVADA'S DESERT REGION.
COON ACTS AS GOVERNOR.
Signs Extradition for Man Wanted at
OLYMPIA. Wash.. Feb. 3. (Special.)
Lieutenant-Governor Charles L. Coon was
Acting Governor tonight In the absence of
Governor Mead at Portland, and as such
was called upon to perform this afternoon
one of the duties of Governor.
At 2 o'clock Detective Charles J. Cody,
of ,San Francisco, arrived in Olympla In a
nurry 10 secure cxiraaiuon papers ior a.
man named Lake, arrested In Seattle on
request from the San Francisco authori
ties on a- charge of forgery. Detective
Codv had nassed Governor Mead at
Tenino. It was necessary for him to wait
until the Governor's train had crossed the
state line before Lieutenant-Governor
Coon's signature would be valid as Acting
Governor. Acting Governor Coon signed
the papers at 4:30.
REAPPOINTED TOSTMASTEU OF
ILL-GOTTEN MONEY SOON SPENT
For Forging Oregon Stockman's Name
Frank Sharp Is in Weiser Jail.
WEISER. Idaho, Feb. 3. (Special.) A
man giving his name as FranK tnarp was
arrested last night and placed In the
Weiser jail. The charge against him is
fonrlnsr a check cn the First National
Bank of Vale for $200 and disposing of
the same. He sold the check to Thomas
Brassfleld of this city for $150. The check
was sent to v ale to be cashed and was re
turned with the statement that It was a
The name signed to the check was Rob
ert Lockett, a prominent stockman of
Vale. Sharp also sold two horses in the
city which it is stated had been stolen.
Sharp's correct name is said to be Matt
Hubbard, and it is reported that a reward
is now being offered for his apprenension.
It is not yet known whether Sharp will
be tried in this state or in Oregon. The
officials of Malheur County, Oregon, have
been notified of his arrest,, and Sheriff
Landon is awaiting word from them.
When arrested Sharp had but $6 loft of
over $200, having spent it in the saloons.
CUT IN TWO BY TRAIN.
J. O. Christie Is Instantly Killed at
MARSHFIELD, Or., Feb. 3. (Special.)
J. O. Christie, superintendent of the Co-
qullle Coal & Lumber Company, was in
stantly killed today at 11 o'clock by being
run over by the train at the Coqullle City
depot. The train was backing down to
the station. The unfortunate man appar
ently did not hear the bell, and not real
izing that he was on the same track
with the train, was struck and cut in
Christie was about to board tho train
for Marshfield, where he Intended meet
ing his wife, who is due here tomorrow
on the Breakwater from San Francisco.
C. J. Howard.
COTTAGE GROVE. Or., Fb. 3. (Spe
cial.) The reappointment of C J. How
ard as Postmaster has Juft been re
ceived. Mr. Howard served as assistant
Postmaster during the unexpired term
of P. B. Sherwood, and a full term under
conunlffkm from President McKlnley.
The present appointment was not unex
pected, as no opposition to Mr. Howard
has been entertained. Under the pres
ent Incumbent, the Postofflcc receipts
have doubled, and the manner In which
the affairs of the office have been ad
ministered meets with general approval.
sanity. He was taken to Portland for
treatment, and it Is thought he will re
IONE TO HAVE WATER-WORKS
Contract Signed With Portland Man
for Complete System.
IONE, Or.. Feb. 3. (Special.) The lone
City council this morning signed a con
tract with Charles M. Robinson, of Port
land for the construction of a complete
water works system. The price for the
The bill will be favorably recommended, work Is $9737. and extra work will run tho
by the committee. It does not cover tho cost to $10,000.
general Irrigation subject, but is drawn
with a view of aiding the Government
work, regardless of subsequent action on
the irrigation code presented by the Sta.to
Irrigation Commission or other bills of
that nature. The Government bill con
tains no provision for the adjudication
at law of water appropriations already
made, which provision was seriously ob
jected to by the irrigation companies and
residents of the Yakima and Kittitas Val-
It is considered unlikely that the con
flicting interests can agree on a general
irrigation code at this session, but the
passage of the bill prepared by the Gov
ernment representatives, if adopted, will
enable the Government to proceed with
Irrigation works, reservoirs and other re
clamation work in districts of the state
not already thickly settled or where there
have been many appropriations of water.
There Is considerable discussion of
proposed bill to remove the Supreme
Court at once to the City of Tacoma. The
bill Is discussed In connection with the
capital removal fight, and is favored more
particularly by attorneys who object to
coming to Olympla to argue cases. The
bill would necessarily Include the removal
of the state library or at least the last"
It is said that the Legislature has the
power to change the location of the Su
preme Court without submitting the ques
tion to a vote of the people.
DENIES BRIBERY CHARGE.
Says Union. Attorney Did Not Offer
Money to Influence Vote on County.
SALEM, Or., Feb. 3. (Special.) Accord
ing to the statements of witnesses, Rep
resentative McLeod, of Union, today de
nied before the House committee on coun
ties that Charles Cochran, an attorney of
Union, had ever attempted to bribe him
for his vote and support of the Hot Lake
County project. According to the story
which has gained circulation around the
Statohouse. McLeod had appeared before
the counties committee at a previous
meeting and told the members that Coch
ran, while In Portland, had told him he
carried $1500 to grease the ways for the
bill. Cochran returned from Union to
make his statement to the committee.
Ex-County Judge Wilson. W. T. Wright
and other members of the committee
which has been working for the passage
of tho Hot Lake County bill, were pres-
The contract price includes ample power
to pump the water for the city and also
for an electric light plant to be put In by
the city the coming Summer. Work on
tho city reservoir will be begun next
FISHERIES CASHIER MISSING.
Seattle Detectives Are Searching for
SEATTLE, Wash., Feb. 3. PInkcrton
detectives are scouring tho country for
Arthur Saorgc, the missing assistant cash
ier of the Alaska Fisheries Union, of this
city. He had been employed as assistant
cashier by the company for the past two
years. He left about a month ago and
was, according to the report of the bond
ing company, about $000 short.
..o day Snorge left he Is said to have
cashed a check signed by the president
of the company for $3700. No trace of his
whereabouts lias been obtained.
Saloon Men Must Answer.
HOOD RIVER. Or., Feb. 3. (Special.)
C E. Hayward. J. L. Morrison. P. F.
Fouts and S. F. Fouts. of this city, will
answer next Monday before Judge Brad
6haw, of the Circuit Court, to the charge
of violating the local-option closing or
der. The Prosecuting Attorney swore out
the complaint during the week, and yes
terday the saloon men appeared before
Judge Bradshaw. by their attorney, and
The caee of Fouts vs. the City of Hood
TMvor -wherein the nlalntlff seeks to re-
cover'$260 rebate on his saloon license, will
be argued before Judge Bradshaw tho
Rock for Polk County Roads.
DALLAS. Or.. Feb. 3. (Special.) A
large delegation of citizens of Dallas went
to Falls City yestorday for the purpose of
Investigating a certain form of rock dis
covered by Engineers Coovert and Van
Orsdel, and which they recommend to 00
of great value for grading and building
up the county roads.-
Wlth an unlimited amount of rock lying
in such a position that It may be con
veyed to any part of the county -with little
expense, and a crusher, the highways of
Polk may be Improved to at least a passa
ble condition. The committee that visited
the rock consisted of the County Com
missioners, County Court, Coovert and
Van Orsdel, and the president and man
ager of the Falls City Railroad.
Garfield on Electric Line.
GARFIELD. Wash., Feb. 3. (Special.)
A meeting of the citizens of Garfield and
of the farmers of the- surrounding country
will be held at the Opera-House Thurs
day afternoon at 1:30, February 9, to meet
the representatives 01 me bpotcane in
land Electric Railway. Committees of
arrangement have been selected and there
will be a big meeting.
It Is understood that a proposal win oe
made for the building of the line to Gar
field, extending on to Palouse and Mos
cow. This Is not antagonistic to the other
towns which have been agitating "the
matter, as the line will eventually loop
so as to take in all the principal towns
of the Palouse, Including Colfax.
Prepares Sixtieth Anniversary Dinner
SILVERTON. Or.. Feb. 3. (Special.)
Mr. and Mrs. John Hicks celebrated their
60th wedding anniversary Friday, and
large number of friends and relatives
helped them to make the event a nappy
one. Tnev were married in jmo, in jsw.
and crossed the plains in 1S&3, arriving in
Oregon October 12 of the same year. They
have lived In their present home for more
than 24 vcars. Mr. Hicks will be years
old March 19, and his wife will be 78 Feb
ruary E. Both are well and strong, airs.
Hicks prepared" the anniversary dinner
and proved that she has lost none- of her
skill in pastry cooking.
Berlin Will Take Supplies.
ASTORIA. Feb 3. (Special.) The Alas
ka Fishermen's Packing Company has
closed the contract" for tho charter of the
American ship Berlin to take supplies to
and bring the salmon pack from Its Nush
agak River, Bristol Bay, Alaska, cannery,
during -the coming season. The ship will
probably go to Portland to load cans and
coal, but the balance of the supplies will
be taen on at this port. Captain Peter
son,-formerly master-of the bark Harry
Morse, may be made captain of the vessel.
STRIKES THE SOUTH
Cold Wave Sends Shivers
Into the Sunny Land.
DEEP SNOW IN MANY STATES
From Tennessee to Texas Great Storm
Sweeps Blizzard Strikes the Al
leghenies and Chokes Ohio
and Hudson With Ice.
Observations of a Portland Resident
GOLD CACTI. Nev., Jan. 29. (To the
Editor.) The "aurl sacra fames." the carnal
attribute of the human alone of animated
creation on earth, is attracting to these
otherwise very unattractive regions a. large
and un'orsoen population of all classes from
all points of the compass. The past and
the present output of the precious metals
within the counties of Esmeralda and Nye.
and the extensive nature and high values
of the same as already disclosed at the
Tonapah and Goldnelds Camps form the
leaven which Is going to raise Into mighty
action the energy and patient endurance
of the ubiquitous prospector, and the fol
lowing In of outside capital for the develop
ment of the mineral belts, ,and for the open
In? up of the entire region.
Within the aggregated area of three coun
ties In the State of Nevada, viz.: Esmeralda,
Nye and Lincoln, and of Inyo County of the
State of California, is to be found probably
the moat widely extended deposits of the
precious metals In the United States. This
desert region is remarkable from several
points of View: (1) The actions of past vol
canic convulsions, throe;, upheavals, ex
ploitive forces and outward flows of lava In
varied form and nature have been developed
upon a most stupendous scale of thousand
of square miles. 2) The various moun
tain ranges, the isolated buttes. and the
gulch-split mesa lands, or rolling plains, all
tell the tale of both the prcrent existing and
; of the long past ages of aqueous erosion
1 Judging from the experience of today thiv
great erosive action has been caused mainly
I by the sudden and tremendous "cloud
I bursts," which occur only during the hot
season of the year, and whlcn are more or
less of a local character, in one spot to
day, in another tomorrow. Last Summer
(1104) these desert regions of Nye and
Esmeralda Counties, Nevada, were scoured
to a very unusual extent by these elec
trical storms. Many miles of the newly
completed Tonapah Rallro&d were com
plctely washed away by the mighty flows
of water. The mountain ravines, gulchr
and slopes and even the distant mesas of
the Ralston desert are covered with water
carried boulders of Immense size, and with
a great depth of gravel and sand, tlm
debria of decomposed Indurated lava clay.
mud and ash. (3) At this winter season
01 the year little rain anil snow fall, save
on the higher mountain ranges which en
circle the Ralston and Amargosa Deserts,
and there are only to be found within the
desert area a few springs of water and
few water holes, and such are many miles
apart. The enormous, but short-lasting,
local Summer floods quickly sink away in
the depth of the mesa land, and naugli
but the desert surface of gravel, sand and
all-pervading sagebrush form the desert
landscape. At various points are to b
found a growth of wild rye-grass, and of
the so-called "rabbit-brush," which fall not
to Indicate the presence of abundant water
near tho surface. Tho taller growth of th
sagebrush In spots Is also a safe Indication
in ana along the slopes of the snow
capped Grapevine and other high mountain
ranges which bound the Ralston and Amar
gosa Deserts on the west and on the cast,
water may be found. The Amargosa River,
the headwaters of which are found near th
junction of these two deserts, con be seen.
at certain seasons, flowing a width of 20e
feet in some parts, then It sinks under tb
gravel and sands, through which it is lost
at last-In the depth of Death Valley, which
Is several hundred feet below sea level, th
lowest land surface in the United States.
The United States Geological Survey De
partment has furnished a scral-topograpbl-
cal and geological map of these desert re
gions, in a tentative fashion, but which is
not easily obtainable by the ordinary pros
pector. The general range of some of the
mountains, the localities of a few of the
springs of water and a few altitudes are
sbown on the map. hat the mining com
munity and what the other classes who fol
low on the footsteps and discoveries of the
prospectors need is more definite Informa
tion in regard to water throughout these
desert lands. This Information Is fully ns
Important as that which Is furnished re
garding the geological formations and the
general topography of the region. As the
region Is believed, to contain very important
mineral belts, and as It is at present wholly
unsurveyed by the Land Department, it
would be a great help to the ubiquitous pros
pector in making location of claims if the
Government would show on the map the
meridians of latitude and longitude of the
known springs of water as also of the
more conspicuous natural features existing
within the region embraced by the survey.
It might be possible also for the Survey De
partment to show on the map In deeper lines
of color such points of mineralized belts as
have been noted by tho geologists In their
field work. Certainly the field notes of the
Government geologist, In respect to the
mineral rones, or belts of any economic Im
portance, would be of great help and inter
est to the mining community, and fully as
much so as are the field notes of the Gen
eral Land Department, which are on file in
the office of the Surveyor-General in each
state, to the home-seekers and others who
are interested in tho field and forest por
tions of the public domain.
The lack of this mineral information is
clearly shown by the vast amount of wasted
time and useless expenditure of muscle on
the part of the numerous and ubiquitous
prospectors, be they of the "grub-staked"
or of the Independent class, which are dis
tinctly in evidence In these desert regions.
Amid the Indurated clays, gravels and
ashes of these Igneous formations of
Pleistocene age are to be seen this wasted
time and work of the prospector in the
vain search for the precious metal which
his carnal mind so longeth for.
The only other animal In Nature which
rivals the human In this delving into thest
unmlncralized portions jjf the desert sur
face Is the badger. Ills scrnt Is keen after
the fat and soft-coated species of marmot
which tho prospector calls tho desert or
the mountain rat. and he gets that Juicy
reward for his delving. The badger Is wise
through his instinct of scent and appetite:
the prospector is foolish In such work
through his Ignorance of geological factr.
It is surely the Interest of the Federal and
of the state governments to facilitate In
every possible way the search for and tho
development of the great mineral deposits
which may He within this extensive and. at
present, unexplored portion of the country
The available water should be found and b
made easily get-at-able. ' The prospector
and the capitalist will then have a show to
do the rest. The Southern Pacific and tht
Tonapah Railroads on the north, and th
Clark's Utah and Los Angeles Railroad on
the east, and the Santa Fe Railroad on
the south will soon make this great desert
region easy of access.
R. M. BRERETON.
WHERE THE TROST BITES.
Portland, Or. (minimum).
Little Rock. Ark ,
ESklns. W. Va
Cumberland. Md. ,
Terra Alta. Md
Concordia. Kan. .
Des Moines. Ia.
La Croese. Wis
Green Bay, Wis.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.. Feb. 3. The general
cold wave has probably reached Its south
ernmost boundary and spread a blanket
of sleet and snow over the Central South
A fall of sleet, ranging from one to three
Inches, Is reported from Arkansas, Mis
souri. Tennessee. Georgia, Indian Tern
tory and parts of Texas, where rails of
snow extend still further south.
In Arkansas the fruit crop Is said to be
damaged, while in MIssl-lppl and some
parts of Louisiana truck gardens and cot
ton, suffered. Many head of cattle, it is
feared, will die in Texas.
The temperature ranged from 1 above at
Little Rock to 30 above at Dallas, ana
slightly higher In Mississippi and Louis
The Mississippi River at Memphis Is full
of ice, and navigation Is suspended.
FROZEN IN MIDDLE OF RIVER.
Passenqer Train on Transfer-Boat
Can't Get Through Ohio ice.
CAIRO. 111.. Feb. 3. A Cotton Belt pas
rencer train from Xewport. Ark., with
a)0 passengers, is on board the big trans
fer boat Henry Marquand in front of this
city In the middle of the Ohio River, un
able to land. The boat has been fighting
the ice for several hours, but can make
Xcver In Its history has the Ohio been
so full of tee. and river men say it will
be frozen over by morning.
Many factories and mills' are closed
down on account of the cald, and hun-
dreds of laboring men are out of employ
GREAT GORGE IN THE OHIO.
Ice Choke3 River for Fifty Miles, as
Well as Tributaries.
EVANSV1LLE. Ind.. Feb. 3. The
worst condition In many years prevails
in the Lower Ohio River. The ice gorge
at Cloverport, Ky., which formed the
first of the week, is growing in size
hourly and is said to be almost
miles In length. The gorge at French
Islands is holding intact and a new
gorge several miles in length formed
at Newburg. Ind., ten miles above the
Other gorges are forming' at differ
cnt points on the Ohio and the Wabash
Rivers. Green River Is frozen over for
the first time In many years and the
Wabash and Ohio Rivers are frozen
solidly at various points.
Oldest Active Policeman
Peter Yetter, Familiarly Known as "Old Pete," Still
On His Beat, Despite Mis 79 Years.
Mr. Yetter Says That He Owes His Health and
Strength to Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey.
"Old Pete." of Trenton Ave., and Dau
phin St.. Philadelphia. Is acknowledged to
be the oldest policeman ia active duty in
the United States.
He is a familiar figure in the northeast
section of the Quaker City, his beat being
In the heart of the business section of
Kensington. Everybody Is acquainted with
him. and the fathers of sons whom h
good-naturedly scatters when they, play
mischievous pranks declare that he looks
scarcely older than he did when he chased
them a quarter of a century ago.
Mr. Yetter says his wiriness and robusi
health are due to the judicious use oi
Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey and plenty of
When "Old Pete" became a policeman
on September 5. 1S74, times In the city
were far more strenuous than they are
now. Then there were several hard, gangs
of young men who rejoiced In such appel
lations as the "Snapper Gang," the "Flsh
towncrs," "Pulverizers." But It was no
Joke for the policeman, for In those days
there were no patrol wagons, and the men
were compelled to walk their prisoners to
the lockup, In momentary danger of being
set upon by a prisoner's friend. Old Pete
recently wrote us as follows:
"Sirs: You can have my Indorsement ol
Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey with pleasure.
Its medicinal qualities are O. K. Yours
truly. Officer Peter Yetter. No. 2634, 2Sth
Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey
Makes you strong, husky and vigorous, and able to enjoy the work and pleasures of
life to the fullest: if you would live to ripe old age without aches and pains, take
Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey as directed. It Is used exclusively in leading hospitals,
the old reliable family remedy of hundreds of thousands for over 50 years. Its purity la
vouched for by chemists, and by the fact that it's the only whiskey recognized by the
Government as a medicine. The most rigid and far-searching tests have always found
Duffy's Puro Malt Whiskey, free from fusil oil.
DUFFY'S PURE MALT WHISKEY replaces the diseased tissues, stimulates the
heart's action, soothes tho nerves, enriches the blood, and quickens the circulation.
It kills and drives out the disease germs, tones up and strengthens the whole system.
It cures all lung and throat troubles. Indigestion, dyspepsia and every form of stom
ach disease, nervousness, malaria and all low fevers. It promotes health and long
life. Keeps the old young and makes the young strong. Every testimonial Is pub
lished In good faith and guaranteed.
CAUTION When you ask for Duffy's Pure Mnlt Whiskey be sure yon
Ret the enulce. tnncrupulou.i dealers, mindful of the excellence of thin
preparation, will try to mcII you cheap imitations and malt irhlskey sub
stitute, which arc put on the market for profit only, und which, far from
relieving- the nick, are positively harmful. Demand "Duffy'" and be sure
you set It. It is the only absolutely pure medicinal whiskey, and Is sold
by every reliable drugjflHt and ttrocer In the country, or direct, In sealed
bottles only. Look for the trade-mark, the "Old Chemist," on the label aad
be certain the seal over the cork Is unbroken. Price, $1 per bottle.
A fully Illustrated medical booklet will be mailed free to any one who writes for
It. Duffy Malt Whiskey Co., Rochester, X. i.
"OLD PETE" YETTER.
perature at the Weather Bureau falling
to 4 degrees below zero. At several points
In the state a temperature of 10 below was
reported early today.
MILWAUKEE. Feb. 3. In Milwau
kee the thermometer registered eight
below zero today. At Madison It was
IS below and at Green Bay 20 below.
Six Inches of Snow in South.
MEMPHIS. Feb. 3. One of the heaviest
snowfalls In recent years spread Its
mantle to a depth of six inches over the
Central Sputh. In Memphis the street-car
service Is demoralized and all trains are
reported late. The same conditions sro
reported from points in Mississippi, Ar
kansas and Texas.
Deep Snow in Nashville.
NASHVILLE. Tenn.. Feb. 3. This city
Is experiencing the- severest weather in
years. The ground is covered with snow
to the depth of nine inches and snow Is
still falling. The Cumberland River 13
frozen for the first time In several years.
Frozen to Death in Maryland.
CUMBERLAND. Md., Feb. 3 The
thermometer here today marked five de
grees below zero. At Terra Alta It was
ten below. At Grantsvllle. Md., John
Beachy was frozen to death.
ICE CHOKES THE HUDSON.
Ferry-Boats Buck Big Floes or Have
NEW YORK, Feb. Z. Marine traffic in
the harbor and In the western end of Long
Island Sound was badly hampered today
by Ice. Only powerful steam craft could
force their way through the fields of Ice
composed of floes broken from the ice
sheet over the Hudson River and of thick
new ice formed last night. Ferry-boats
were much delayed or altogether tied up.
Long Island Sound for several miles east
of Hell Gate is packed with Ice. If the
cold snap continues. It Is feared that
traffic la the harbor will be tied up. ,
Natural Gas Is Frozen Up.
PITTSBURG, Feb. 3. The coldest
weather in six years was experienced to
day In this city and vicinity, when the
thermometer In the outlying districts
reached 16 below zero. Owing to a bad
break in the gas main in West Virginia,
a gas shortage was general all over the
country and Intense suffering resulted. A
number of manufacturing plants were
obliged to quit work on account of tho
cold. A number of schools were closed.
The upper and lo.wer mills of the
Carnegie Steel Company closed down
toduy on account of no gas, and 1000
men were sent home. Coal and river
Interests are practically paralyzed by
the cold weather. The rivers are froz
en over, necessitating the closing of
all the river mines. Thousands of
miners are affected.
Legality of Tax to Be Tested.
ASTORIA. Or.. Feb. 3. (Special.)-The
question as to the legality of tho special
act passed by the Legislature to authorize
the levying of a tax and the letting of a
contract to erect a Courthouse In Clatsop
County la to be tested in the courts. This
afternoon an amicable suit was filed in
the Circuit Court by Asmua Brix. J. T.
Ross. F. R. Stokes and F. V. Boelling
against Judge C.- J. Trenchard, Commis
sioners C. C. Clark and William Larson,
as members of the County Court; County
Clerk Clinton and Has tie & Dougan, the
Put in Charge of Society.
ASTORIA. Or., Feb. 3. (Special.) Lulu
and Hilda Johnson, aged 5 and 7 years, re
spectively, were ordered committed to the
Boys' and Girls' Aid Society by County
Judge Trenchard this afternoon and were
taken to Portland this evening. The girls
are the daughters of Mrs. Mary Johnson,
who was committed to the State Insane
Asylum some months ago, and since that
time they have been county charges. The
mother came from Finland about two
Cathlamet to Be Incorporated.
ASTORIA, Or., Feb. 3. (Special.) The
town of Cathlamet, Wash., Is to bo incor
porated. A petition has been circulated
and Is already signed by the necessary 60
voters, asking the County Commissioners
to fix a date for a special election when
the question will be voted upon. This
petition will be submitted to the Com
missioners at the .March term. The -Mayor
PEES 0NA11IE2TTI0N. .
Major W. C. Langfitt left for San Fran
clsco yesterday on Government business
In connection with the repairs to the
NEW YORK. Feb. 3. (Special.) North
western people registered at New York
hotels today as iouows:
"From Portland S. Wolf, at the Raleigh,
From Spokane C F. Vesehoff, at the
From Tacoma Mrs. C. C. Macintosh at
the Nevarre; V. C urewcr, at tne -fcteraia
From Seattle G. W. Aiken, at the Na
varre: A. D. Stevens, M. J. Heney, H. F.
Orant. at the Holland.
From Walla Walla. Wash. Albert J.
G. Bridges, at the Navarre.
Suit the people, because they are tired
nf Wtter doses, with the pain and grlp-
Insr that usually follow. Carter's Little
Liver Pills. One pill a dose.
Too Cold for Horse-Races.
HOT SPRINGS, Ark., Feb. 3. On ac
count of the Inclement weather and
poor condition of the Ixack. the races
at Essex Park were nfKponed until to"
morrow and the entries stand. There
was about three Inches of snow on the
irround today, and the thermometer
stood at zero.
Below Zero and Snowing in Kansas.
TOPEKA. Kan.. Feb. 3. Three degrees
below zero is the temperature in Kansas
tonight. At several points In the central
part of the state snow fell until late this
ham Young at Omaha In 184S, cominj
to Utah Immediately thereafter. She
was a descendant of the Bigelows of.
Massachusetts, was a Daughter of tho
American Revolution and a member of
the National Council of Women.
Results of Motor-Boat Races.
PALM BEACH. Fla.. Feb. 3. The.
motor-boat races today resulted as fol
lows: First, high-speed motor-boats, handi
cap, one mile, for Thomas Dewar trophy
Wriggler, owned by C. G. Burgoyne.
won; time 6:25 1-5.
Second, special handicap of two miles
for Beach Club cup Challenger, owned
by W. G. Brokaw, won: time 5:28.
Third, eight miles, high-speed motor
boat handicap for Royal Poinciana
trophy Challenger won; time 16:33.
Fourth, cabin motor-boats, for Pom
eroy cup Enterprise won; time 12:46
Fifth, eight miles for motor-boats
under IS miles an hour, for W. G.
Brokaw cup Wriggler won; . time
Texas Freezing and Snowclad.
DALLAS. Tex.. Feb. 3. Half an Inch
of snow has fallen over North Texas and
the temperature stands four degrees be
low the freezing point.
Coldest Known In West Virginia.
ELKINS. W. Va.. Feb. 3. Seventeen
degrees below zero was the temperature
at Elklns today, the lowest ever known
Canal Needs Steam-Shovel Men.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 3. It was an
nounced at the office of the Civil Ser
vice Commission today that for the
present no more examinations will be
held for clerical and professional po
sitions for the Panama Canal service,
tho applications already being far in
excess of Its needs. It was said, how
ever, tnat competent and experienced
persons are especially desired as mem
bers of steam shovel crews, particular
ly cranemen and pit foremen.
Brigham Young's Sixth Wife.
SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 3. Lucy B.
Young, the sixth wife of the late Brig
ham Young-, ex-presldent of the Mor
mon Church, died today of pneu
monia. Mrs. Young was born in Illi
nois In 1S30, and was married to Erig-
Younger Wants to Lrtve in Minnesota.
ST. PAUL. Feb. 3. Governor Johnson
today laid before the pardon board a
letter from Cole Younger, the former
bandit, who was pardoned after serving
25 yaars of his life sentence, asking that
the conditional features attached to his
pardon be eliminated. By tho terms of
tho nardon Younqer Is prohibited from
living In Minnesota. It Is not likely that
favorable action will be taken.
Sigourney Ahead at Billiards.
CHICAGO, Feb. 3. W. H. Sigourney.
of San Francisco, heads the winning
column In the amateur billiard tourna
ment for the National championship
now playing1 at the Chicago Athletic
Club. Tonight the Pacific Coast man
assumed the lead In the number of
games won. He has a perfect score,
having won all the games participated
in thus far.
His Family Relents After Four Years.
CHICAGO. Feb. 3. After nearly four
years" Imprisonment for embezzlement of.
15,000 from his mother and mother-in-law,
St. George d'Essauer, at one tlma
prominent In Chicago society, was re
leased today from the County Jail on a
habeas corpus writ. It was said tonight
that he had become reconciled with his
Commander o. Zeigler's Expedition.
LONDON. Feb. 3. W. S. Champ, secre
tary for William Zelgler. has engaged
Captain KJeldensen to command the Arc
tic steamer Terra Nova on its approach
ing voyage to the Far North. Mr. Champ
will leave for America on February 8.
The Terra Nova will sail In May.
'Aiie Denver & Kio Oranaa scenery is
even more beautiful In Winter than Sum
mer. Travel East via that line and spend
a day in Salt Lake City.
Cold Wave Moves East.
CHICAGO. Feb. 3. The crest of the cold
wave has passed eastward. The mercury
today touched 10 below zero and then
climbed slowly up. The official forecast
places the minimum here tonight at about
ICE AND SNOW ON ALL HANDS
"Below Zero" the Common Cry From
Ohio to Kansas.
KANSAS CITY. Mo., Feb. 3. A blizzard
prevailed today throughout Missouri, Kan
sas and Oklahoma, and was general in
Arkansas, with below-zero temperatures
In Missouri and Kansas. The snow fall
In Missouri and Kansas averaged four
Inches. A strong wind drifted the snow
and trains were late. The coldest point
in Kansas was Concordia, with 12 below
zero. It was 7 below zero at Kansas City.
DES MOINES, Ia., Feb. 3. The coldest
temperature reached today was 12 degrees
below zero. Reports of suffering from the
continued cold are Increasing. Trains
have not yet resumed schedule.
LA CROSSE. Wis., Feb. 3. Yesterday's
record-breaking temperature was exceed
ed today the temperature at the local
river station belns 32 below, a fall of 2
degrees, and at the Federal building, 24
below, a fall of 1 degree.
CLEVELAND. Feb. 3. Last night was
the coldest of the Winter, the official tena-
Of course consumption can
be cured. Modern medicine 1
teaches it. No one longer i
doubts it. I
Babies have it. Young mothers
have it. The aged have it. None I
are exempt. i
For over 50 years doctors have
prescribed Ayer's Cherry Pectoral
for this disease. It quiets the cough,
controls the inflammation. If inter
ested, talk this over with your doctor.
Mads by tho J. O. Ayer Co.. ImwM, 3Cus.
Alio manufacturers of
AYER'S HAIR VIGOR.
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