Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, February 17, 1905, Image 7

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    IY 17, 1905.
Saleswomen's Peri!
Facts AiiMt Miss Mtrkliy's Daierm
Illness aidjCampIets Cure
Hare you ever thought why so many
women or girls rather walk an hour
than stand still for ten minutes?
Washington House Kills Meas
ure of Restriction.
Police Surveillance Advocated as the
Only Solution of the Question by
. Representative Strowbrldge,
cf Snohomish County.
OLYMPIA. "Wash., Feb. 16. (Special.)
A remarlcablo plea for the "dope
fiend" was made in the House this
morning by Strowbrldge of Snohomish
County when the Lindsley bill restrict
ing' the sale of opiates was up for
amendment on second reading. Strow
brldge said that personal experience
while connected with the police depart
ment of Everett had convinced him
that persons addicted to the morphine
habit were practically Insane and were
The only way to deal with this class,
said the Representative, was through
police regulations and that any bill
that cut them off from the use of the
drug would only intensify their suf
ferings and would result in the estab
lishment of "blind pigs," where opium
and morphine could be secured, and in
the filling of the almshouses with per
sons made physical wrecks by the use
of the drugs. Under present laws the
police were able to keep those addicted
to the drug under surveillance, to the
end that they were able in most cases
to make their own living,
ft Both of "Whatcom and Fulton of Aso
tin, who is a druggist, opposed the
bill, both on the ground that it would
prevent the sale of certain proprietary
liniments, lotions and medicines con
taining opiates that were not used
harmfully and prevent the refilling of
neighborhood and family prescriptions
that were not detrimental in their use,
but on the contrary were helpful.
A motion indefinitely to postpone. In
terposed by Belter, after Lindsley and
Doollttle had favored the bill, resulted
In the killing- of the measure.
Three Federation of Labor bills were
tip in the House for consideration in
the morning session, and one on which
the labor unions had pinned their
hopes, the Huxtable bill, defining who
may be construed as fellow-servants,
was Indefinitely postponed by the
adoption of a majority report of the
labor committee. The bill was opposed
by the manufacturing interests on the
ground that if enacted it would result
In the employer or millowner being
held liable for damages for injuries
occurring to workmen when such in
juries might be due to the carelessness
or negligence of a fellow-workman not
specified as such in the proposed law.
Another labor bill which required
the examination and certification of
etatlonary engineers for the avowed
purpose of protecting life and property
from the operations of engineers by
Incompetent persons, was also- on the
calendar with a majority committee
report favoring Its indefinite postpone
ment, and the majority report was
adopted without debate.
The friends of the labor organiza
tions. In spite of a majority committee
report against the bill, succeeded in
retaining on the calendar the Twitchell
bill requiring corporations, firms and
persons engaged in mining and manu
facturing to pay their employes semi
monthly. They also succeeded In
adopting an amendment requiring that
such payments shall be made in cash
or its equivalent.
McCoy's bill, enlarging the present
act which prohibits the sale of timber
lands but permits the sale of timber
separate from .the land under a revis
lonary clause requiring its Immediate'
removal, was on the calendar with an
evenly divided committee report as to
Its merits. Both declarod the bill to
be one of the most Important of the
session and secured the adoption of a
motiou making consideration of the
bill a special order for next Tuesday
at 2 o'clock.
Although there were still 30 bills on
the calendar for second reading, the
House adjourned at 3:30 because so
many members had retired to the cor
ridors that It was impracticable to try
to transact business.
A resolution was adopted by the Sen
ate authorizing the presiding officer to
name a successor to Senator Van de
Vanter on the railroad committee, it
appearing that Senator Van de Vanter
would not be able to attend during
the remainder of the session.
Lieutenant-Governor Coon named
Senator Kinnear for the place. Van
de Vanter was chairman of the com
mittee, but that featuro was not con
sidered when the appointment of Kin
near was made, and there Is now a
question whether or not Kinnear is
chairman. The matter will probably be
determined by the committee.
Senator Buth secured a reconsidera
tion of the vote by which the Bands
bill was passed giving railroad com
panies easements to depot sites on
state lands. The action places the bill
back on the calendar for further con
sideration. The bank code prepared by a com
mittee from the State Bankers' Asso
ciation and Introduced in the Houso
by Bassett, was approved today by the
House .committee on banks and bank
ing, with one Important change. The
bill as .introduced restricts the estab
lishment of new banks in Seattle, Spo
kane and Tacoma to banks to have a
capital of $200,000. The committee
recommends an amendment to $100,000.
The House committee on mines and
mining has appointed a subcommittee
to draft a bill providing for the taxa
tion of mining property other than coal
mines. The bill making eight hours
a maximum day's labor In coal mines
was approved.
Lambert's bill, which is designed to
cut oft wildcat companies from incor
porating with alleged large capital
stock, has secured the approval of the
House committee on corporations. The
bill Increases the initial fee for filing
articles of incorporation to 523 and
adds a further fee of 25 cents per $1000
on the amount of the capital ,stock. It
retains the present annual license fee
of $10.
Piles the .Guest of Spokane.
SPOKANE, Feb. 16. Senator-elect Sam
uel H. Piles, of Seattle, and Mrs. Piles
have been the guests of the Chamber of
Commerce here today. They were met at
the train this -morning by a reception
committee. A breakfast followed at the
home of Charles Sweeny. After a drive
over the city, luncheon followed at the
Spokane Club.
Tonight Sonator and Mrs. Piles were
given a public reception at the Hotel
Spokane. Senator Piles spoke Briefly,
saying that he would- represent all sec
tlons of the state impartially He will
leave wraoiruw jiiuiiimt, iur wasningion.
Off for Debate' With Whitman.
Feb. 16. (Special.) W. B. Shlrch, J. W.
Phllbrook and A. J. Prldeaux left today
for "Walla "Walla, where they will repre
sent Pacific University tomorrow night
Sa th 4eb&te with. Whitman Coluce.
w mi hi ii i i . i nriini x s s . s r
Suspected Lebanon Bank Rob
bers Have Not Given Bonds.
Mrs. Dunn and Her Father Are Dis
charged on Burglary Charge, but
Held Awaiting $300 Bonds
as Witnesses.
ALBANY. Or.. Feb. 16. The prelim
inary hearing of Eli Dunn, Mrs. Dunn.
J. Hendryx and Harry Crossley, ac
cused of robbing the Bank of Lebanon
February 8, was held before City Re
corder Van Winkle this afternoon. Evi
dence against Dunn and Crossley, alias
Reynolds, Is very strong, and both
were bound over to the Circuit Court
In $4000. Mrs. Dunn and her father,
Hendryx, were discharged, but later
held as witnesses and put under bonds
of $300 each. Both defendants and the
two witnesses were committed to jail
until ball shall be furnished.
The evidence shows that Dunn had
spent several days here just before the
robbery, and also that Crossley was
seen on the railroad track near Leb
anon the evening before the crime was
committed. Nearly $1000, found on
Crossley, was introduced as evidence.
Some of the gold coins were badly bat
tered. The defendants offered no evi
dence In their own behalf.
House Members From Northern Coun
ties Prepare the Measure.
BOISE. Idaho. Feb. 16. (Speclal.)-A
great deal of Interest Ls being manifest
ed in the measure for good-road dis
tricts that has been presented by Repre
sentatives Anderson, Mullaley and Good
night of Shoshone, Latah and Nez Perces
Counties, respectively, and which Is the
result of the joint caucus held by the
members of the House from the live
northern counties
The measure provides that "any por
tion of a county desiring to be created
or set off as a special good-road district
for the purpose of improving one or moro
of the public roads therein, which con
tains 23 or more Tcsldent taxpayers, may
be organized into a special good-road dis
trict for such purpose, and when so or
ganized, such district and the Board of
Good-Road Commissioners shall have
and possess the powers of a body cor
porate to issue bonds for the building and
repairing of any or all of the public
roads within Its district."
All special road taxes are to be paid to
the Good-Road Commission to be ap
pointed, which is to supersede the regular
road districts of a county. The districts
are to be established by an election or
dered by the County Commissioners.
Bonds may be Issued by such districts by
the consent of a two-thirds majority of
the freeholders of the district.
Nevada National Becomes One With
Wells, Fargo & Co.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 16. The Ne
vada National Bank has announced the
terms of the merger of that institu
tion with the Wells, Fargo & Co. Bank,
the proposed amalgamated bank to be
known as the Wells-Fargo Nevada Na
tional Bank of San Francisco. The cap
ital of the Nevada National Bank is to
be Increased from $3,000,000 in 30,000
shares to $G,0CD.000 In C0.000 shares,
thus leaving 50,000 shares of stock to
be disposed of.
Twenty thousand of these shares are
to be delivered to Wells, Fargo & Co.,
In exchange for $3,000,000 In cash, or
Its equivalent, and the transfer by
Wells, Fargo & Co. Bank of Its good
will, trade, name and banking business
in the State of California to the Ne
vada National Bank.
The other 10,000 shares are to be
disposed of at not less than $200 a
share. From the proceeds of these
transactions the capital of the bank
Is to be increased to G.000.000 and the
aurpluj to $2,500,000.- maklns s. work
ing capital of $9,500,000. It Is proposed
to Increase the number of directors
from 11 to 13.
It is understood that Isals "W. Hell
man, president of the Nevada National
Bank, will be president of the new
bank, and that F. L. LIpman, now pres
ident of "Wells, Fargo & Co.'s Bank
will be the cashier.
Soldier Dying, Result of Pay-Day
Brawl at Presidio Gates.
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 16. Philip
Hogan, a private in Company H, Eigh
teenth Infantry, is dying from a wound
fully three feet In length, the result
of being stabbed and slashed In a brawl
that occurred in the shadow of the Pre
sidio gates. One wound extends ffom
the left shoulder down the side to the
leg. Besides there is a severe incision
of the left side.
The soldiers had received their pay
and many of them were spending their
money In the saloons just outside the
military reservation. At one of these
places the stabbing occurred. The Iden
tity of Hogan's assailant Is unknown,
as he Is unable to make a statement.
College Men Hurt in "Scrap."
ALBANY. ,Or Feb. 16. (Special.) The
annual flagralsing of the Senate, one of
the young men's literary societies of Al
bany College, occurred last night and a
"scrap" between that society and Its
rival, the Albany College Literary So
ciety, resulted. The first flag raised by the
Senators waa captured and torn to pieces
by the A. C. L. S., but they promptly
raised another which they have success
fully defended today.
The capture of the Senate flag occurred
at about 2 o'clock this morning after a
scrap on the college roof between the
Senators, who were defending the flag,
and a large body of A. C. L. S. members.
In the fight on the college roof preced
ing the capture of the flag, two students
were severely Injured, one receiving a
serious wound in the eye. and another
several bad bruises on the head.
Youth Accused of Burglary.
MILTON, Or., Feb. 16. (Special.) Jess
Hurst. IS years old, living in Freewater,
was arrested by Constable Dykes on a
warrant sworn out by David Reed, pro
prietor of a confectionary store of Free
water, for burglary. Young Hurst Is al
leged to have broken Into Reed's store
the night of February 2 and to have
stolen about $23 worth of cigars and to
bacco. He was held on $300 ball and
taken to the Pendleton Jail In default.
About a year ago Hurst was arrested
for stealing pencils from Dr. Hill's drug
store, but was allowed his freedom on
promise of good behavior.
Big Spars From Gray's Harbor.
HOQUIAM, Wash., Feb. 16. (Special.)
Sixty large hewed, spars, each measur
ing "0 feet In length and having a diam
eter of from 24 to 30 Inches, were shipped
from here yesterday to San Francisco.
There was also shipped with the lot one
of the finest sticks ever gotten out on
Gray's Harbor, this one measuring 122
feet in length and 18 inches square, with
out knot or blemish. It is to be used
for a dredger arm.
Manager Crocker Visits Walla Walla.
WALLA WALLA, Wash., Fob. 16.
(Special.) B. D. Crocker, one of the man
agers of the Southeast Combine, Is in the
city. He was the guest of Joseph Mun
hundro at dinner last night at a gather
ing of local office-holders, and In con
sultation with Superior Judge Brents, can
didate for the new Federal Judgeship all
morning. This afternoon he spent as the
guest of Warden Kees at the penitent
iary. Knights to Meet in Centraiia.
CENTRALIA, Wash.. Feb. 16. (Special.)
Tuesday the district convention.
Knights of Pythias, will be held In Cen
traiia. Knights from all over the south
western part of Washington will bo pres
ent and the day will be opened by a grand
parade After the convention the an
nual ball of the Knights of Pythias will
be held. Prizes for the best drilled uni
form rank, and for the best showing will
be given.
Lecture at State University.
Feb. 15. (Special.) Lieutenant Garden,
who has been In Europe studying the
great industrial establishments of the Old
World will lecture before The Students'
Engineering Society hore February 27.
"The American Invasion of Europe; or.
The Race for Commercial Supremacy,"
will be the subject of the Illustrated lecture.
;koss my.vvs
Commencement of Condemnation
Suits Where Government May
Wish Site Is Authorized.
SALEM, Or., Feb. 16. (Special.) In or
der that this Legislature may not ad
journ without passing some legislation
which will encourage the Government to
come Into this state and undertake recla
mation projects, an irrigation bill was
passed tonight, creating the office of State
Engineer, authorizing commencement of
condemnation suits where the Government
may wish to construct an irrigation sys
tem, and directing the prosecution of
hydrographlc surveys where such suits
are brought, in order to ascertain the
amount of available water.
The bill carries an appropriation of $5000
and authorizes the Governor to appoint
an engineer, who shall also serve the
State Land Board when his services are
needed. Friends of the measure said in
explanation that all objectionable fea
tures of the former bills have been elim
inated and that this contains only such
provisions as will enable the Government
to undertake the work In this state.
Seventy Bills Are Before the Senate
for Action Today.
SALEM, Or., Feb. 16. (Special.) Two
hours' work are In sight In the House
for tomorrow, but 70 bills are before the
Senate, besides the Jayne local option
bill, whose consideration will require con
siderable time. As amendments by the
Senate to this bill seem inevitable. It Is
probable that the Bepresentatlves must
wait until near the end of the day that
they may concur in the amendments be
fore final adjournment.
The Senators cannot get half through
the work before late at night, though tho
Judiciary committee will seize upon the
House bills now awaiting action, and plckr
Ing out those which look good, will suf
focate the others by Indefinite postpone
ment. Up to the first of this week the
Representatives were behind the Senators,
but. finally realizing this, they have rushed
business through ever since.
The clerks have worked like Trojans.
Tonight there are but six bills to be
reported upon by committees two special
order and one or two special reports.
Cooper's bill to protect workmen by re
quiring manufacturers to provide certain
coverings and guards for dangerous ma
chinery was Indefinitely postponed in the
Senate tonight, on recommendation of
the committee on manufacturing indus
tries. When the report was read, a rep
resentation of labor unions asked Sen
ator Pierce to have lt laid over until
Senator Brownell could be present, and
Pierce stated the request, with the Infor
mation that Brownell had the measure In
charge, but Chairman Holman, of the
manufacturing committee. Insisted on his
motion and the bill went to the grave
yard. A bill by the committee on public build
ings, providing for the purchase of
grounds for the erection of a home for
feeble-minded has passed both houses.
The appropriation for tho grounds ls $15,
000, and if the purchase be made the Cap
itol Building Commissioners arc to as
certain the cost of a suitable building
and report to the next Legislature.
For the purpose of correcting the
House Journal, Chief Clerk Thompson.
Assistant Clerk Drager. Calendar Clerk
Finch and Representative Balloy of
Multnomah County will remain after
adjournment, check up the records and
Insert omissions.
Malarkey's anti-ticket scalping bill,
drawn for the purpose of protecting
railroads which make reduced rates for
the Lewis and Clark Fair, has passed
both houses of the Legislature. When
the bill came up for consideration In
the House, Speaker Mills took the floor
to address the House in behalf of the
Tax on sheep that are driven Into
Oregon from other states for pasturago
ls provided In Representative Sltz bill
which has passed both houses. For
such pasturage by the year the tax
Is to be 20. cents a head, and when sheep
are xlrivaa' through, the stato tie tax
Is to be 5 cents a head for every county
traversed. The money Is to be collected
by stock Inspectors and the tax Is to
be a preferred Hen If not paid 30 days
after assessed.
Sheep may be redeemed by payment
of the tax costs and 10 per cent Inter
est within ten days after being sold
for the tax. Stock Inspectors are re
quired to cause return of diseased
sheep -to the same point where the ani
mals entered the state.
Mayger's bill to shorten the closed
season for Spring salmon on the Co
lumbia and to lengthen the August
open season has passed both houses,
and the same seasons will be enacted
by the Washington Legislature. The
season is to be open in March until
the 15th and in August until vhe 25th.
On the Lower Rogue the closed sea
son ls to last from March 1 to April 1
and from August 15 to September 1,
and- on the Upper Rogue from March
15 to April 15 and from August I to
December 31.
On the Umpqua River the season is
to be closed from March 20 to May 15
and from November 20 to December 10.
On other Coast streams the season is
to be closed from March 20 to July 15
and from November 2e to December 10.
Both houses have passed an appro
priation of $S000 for a gasoline patrol
boat on the Columbia to aid in enforc
ing the law.
Holcomb's bill to require tax levies
to be made in even mill3 or tenths of
mills has passed both houses.
Malarkey's bill to prohibit the sale of
liquor to females under the age of 21
years, and forbidding proprietors of sa
loons to permit such females to be In any
saloon or box where liquors are sold or
served, has passed both houses of the
Oregon Legislature. There was practi
cally no opposition when the bill passed
the House today.
The Captain John Mullen claim, which
has been before the Legislature at
every session for over 20 years, was
defeated in the House today. The ways
and means committee recommended the
payment of $3105.19' in full settlement
of the claim, but Representative Kay
of Marlon showed that several Legisla
tive committees soon after the services
were rendered reported adversely on
the claim and that no Investigating
committee has ever reported favorably.
It was also shown that it took no
work to secure the allowance of the
state's claims for the collection of
which Mullen wanted compensation,
and that the claims were merely sent
to Mullen, who was then In the employ
of the state, for filing with the Treas
ury Department.
There were few affirmative votes on
the bill to allow Mullen $3000.
Senator Malarkey's bill for the pay
ment of $7 per month for each way
ward girl maintained at institutions
conducted for that purpose passed tho
House today with seven negative
votes. The bill was apposed by a few
members in the House on the ground
that the appropriation will go chiefly
to one sectarian Institution. There was
no debate against the measure.
In order that the Forestry building
at the Lewis and Clarx Fair may be
perpetuated, both houses have passed
a bill authorizing the Fair Commission
to transfer the building to the City of
Portland, provided the city shall pro
vide an acre or more of ground for the
structure. In case the city shall not
provide the necessary ground, the bill
authorizes the transfer to any organ
ization that will maintain the building.
The measure sets aside $5000 of the
Lewis and Clark appropriation for en
tertainment of guests of the state by
the Fair Commission.
Representative Miles' forest Are
bill, requiring that persons setting
rtres between June 1 and October 1
shall first secure permits from the
County Clerk, has passed the Senate.
The bill makes it mandatory" upon the
Clerk to grant a permit upon ten days
notice from the applicant. The pur
pose Is to keep a record of those set
ting fires and to give persons whose
property may be endangered notice of
the Intention to set a fire.
Senator Smith's bill to authorize County
Courts to appoint a bee Inspector upon
the petition of three residents of the coun
ty, has passed both houses of the Legis
lature. No salary Is attached to the of
fice and the purpose Is to enable bee
keepers to protect themselves against dis
eased bees.
Senator Holman's bill authorizing two
thirds of the stockholders to sell the
property with which the corporation con
ducts its business has passed both houses
of the Legislature
Or" fcNvWNb:"UmvSS0tt.
Representative Burns Wants
$15,000 Damages.
Member From Curry Says This and
Other Terms Are False and De
famatory and Calculated to
Injure His Reputation.
SALEM. Or., Feb. 16. (Special.) R.
D. Hume, of Curry County, was today
made defendant in a damage suit nr
$15,000. filed In the Circuit Court by
Representative Robert Burns, of the
same county.
Mr. Burns in his complaint alleges
"that on or about February 13, 1905,
In the City of Salem, defendant did
willfully, wickedly, wrongfully and
maliciously print, circulate and publish
a circular letter, of and concerning
plaintiff, as a citizen, as an attorney
and as an official, the following false,
malicious and defamatory words, viz.:
I declare Robert Burns to be a sneak
ing, cowardly rascal and unfit to as
sociate with honorable gentlemen.' "
Mr. Burns charges that all said
words are false and defamatory and
that the purpose of the circular was
to convey the thought that the defend
ant, as an attorney, as a citizen and as
an official. Is a felon, corrupt, dishon
est and loathsome.
This circular, which was placed on
the desk of every Senator and Repre
sentative, was called forth by a bill
introduced by Burns which would de
stroy the fishing monopoly which Hume
now enjoys on the Rogue River. Hume
has been in Salem for several days
doing all in his power to defeat the
passage of the bill.
Hume in an Interview tonight said
that he is glad the suit has been
brought and that when he gets Burns
on the witness-stand he will "show
him up." "I am prepared to defend my
self," he said, "and that $15 000 will be
all a dream." Hume ls very confident
of being able to prove the charges
which he made In his circular.
Burn3 had nothing to say further
than that he is not afraild of Hume's
threat and Is willing to let the courts
settle It.
The hunters license tax bill has
passed both houses. It requires the
payment of a tax of $1 per year upon
each gun used by a resident hunter
and $10 a year for each gun used by
a nonresident hunter. The bill makes
an exception In the case of persons or
members of their families hunting upon
their own land, and It was this excep
tion that enabled the friends of the
measure to secure its passage.
Bulletin From University of Oregon,
Edited by Professor F. G. Young.
Feb. 15. (Special.) "Tendencies in Recent
American Road Legislation" ls the sub
ject of volume 2, number 3, of the new
series of bulletins that are being pub
lished bi-monthly by the University of
Oregon. The bulletin Is now In the press
and contains much valuable data con
cerning the gradually growing demand for
better highways. It ls edited by Pro
fessor F. G. Young, of the economics and
sociology department. An appendix con
taining a tabular digest of changes In
road laws of the different American states
and territories during the last 15 years
Is attached.
After a brief statement of the fact
that laws emlnate from public movements
that determine their potency and reeal
their plan and purpose. Professor Young
gives a graphic description of the National
movement towards perfecting our high
ways as a result of the recognized fact
that good roads are essential elements
In the Ideal life In either city or country-
"The people," says F. G. Young,
"are becoming aware that the listless
efforts of road building result In
a fearful waste of energy and retard Na
tional progress.
"But good roada. will necessitate the
It is because most women suffer from
some derangement of their delicate
organism, the discomfort of which is
less trying when they are in motion
than when standing.
In some states laws compel employers
to provide resting places for their fe
male employees.
But no amount of lair can regulate
the hard -tasks of these women. They
must get the strength which this work
demands or run the risk of serious
diseases and the surgeon's knife.
Read about the experience of Miss
Market Berkley, 275 3d Street, Mil
waukee, Wis.:
Dear Mrs. Pinkham:
" Gradual loss of strength, nervousness,
bearintr-down pains and extreme irritation
compelled me to seek medical advice. The
doctor said I had ovarian trouble and ulcer
ation of the womb, and advised an operation
if I wanted to get well. I objected to this
and decided to give Lydia E. Finkham's Veg
etable Compound a trial. I soon found that
all the good things said about this great
medicine were true. The ulceration soon
healed, backache, headache and nervousness
disappeared, and in a short time I was
strong, vigorous and perfectly well. I wish
every working girl who suffers would try
Lydia. E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound."
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound is a vegetable tonic which invig
orates and strengthens the entire fe
male organism, and will procace the
same beneficial results in the case of
any sick woman as with Miss Merkley.
expenditure of some public funds," says
the author. "Such work Is an art and
must have the planning and supervision
of an expert if permanent improvement
Is possible. The good roads problem Is
a problem of appreciation and co-operation.
The heart, the head, and the purse
of a community must be united.
"A good road will economize time and
force In transportation between farm and
market: It will enable the farmer to take
advantage of the market fluctuations; It
will permit transportation during times
of comparative leisure: It will enhance
the value of real estate; It will draw the
people together socially and thus make
of us a more united people."
Professor Young also suggests that state
supervision should tend to further the
general movement and although the ques
tion Is a momentous one it should stimu
late and not apall the true citizen.
Old Man Found Guilty.
THE DALLES), Or.. Feb. 16. The jury
before which James T. Brown waa tried
for shooting Samuel Fisher returned a
verdict of guilty of assault with a dan
gerous weapon. Both Brown and Fisher
are old citizens of Mosier precinct, hav
ing lived neighbors for 20 years. One
evening last Fall Brown's cattle were In
Fisher's orchard, and In endeavoring to
get them out Fisher fired on them with
a shotgun. Thla enraged Brown so that
he seized his gun and advancing on Fisher
shot him In the back. After Fisher was
down Brown beat him severely with the
butt of his gun. The parties to the
trouble are both patriarchs. Fisher being
71 and Brown 67 years of age. The jury'
recommended mercy for the convicted
man, and on this account and because
of his advanced age. Brown will likely
get off with the minimum penalty.
Murdered for His Money.
PENDLETON'. Or.. Feb. 16. That an
unknown man, whose headless body will
probably never be- identified, was done to
death for what his pockets contained Is
revealed by the Coroner's verdict In the
case of the remains found between Irri
gon and Umatilla Tuesday. The verdict
was that the man "came to his death at
the hands of an unknown person." Rob
bery was the apparent object, as the pocket.-
had been turned inside out. and there
was nothing left by which to Identify
the remains. The body was found by G.
R. Jones, of Irrigon, in a patch of wil
lows about three miles from Umatilla.
Head and feet had been cut off. and the
man had been dead several months. The
clothing appeared of good material.
High School Students Strike.
NORTH YAKIMA. Wash.. Feb. 16.
Thirteen members of the senior class at
the High School went on strike at noon
today and were suspended. They refused
to recite in physics under a new Instruc
tor, on the ground that a change in meth
od in the middle of the term is not fair
to them. The new instructor I Charles
Schnele, of Vancouver, Wash., who came
here yesterday to be assistant principal.
Principal J. K. M. Berry was forced by
the board to resign Monday, he claiming
he could not manage the school. Berry'
has the sympathy of the public. The trou
ble is not yet over.
Threw Cordwood Under Train Wheels
MILTON, Or.. Feb. 16. (Special.) An
examination of Amos Thomson, the Free
water youth who threw a piece of wood
under the Spokane passenger train Sun
day morning, was held yesterday in Jus
tice Miller's court. He was bound over to
the next Circuit Court In Pendleton, his
ball being placed at $250.
Considerable trouble was given the au
thorities trying to locate Thomson. He
was found In Walla Walla by Constable
James Dykes.
Statue of Senator Shoup.
BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 16. The Joint com
mittee named to take steps to carry out
the terms of the resolution for a statue
of the late Senator George L. Shoup to
be placed in Statuary Hall. Washington,
had a meeting today and decided to pre
sent a bill appropriating $6500. The statue
will cost $6000 and the other expenses In
connection will amount to $500.
Killed in a Runaway.
HELENA, Mont., Feb. 16. Richard
Hartop, aged 65, who drives the United
States mall between Canyon Ferry and
York, near here, was thrown from his
sleigh during a runaway, his head
striking on a stump, and instantly
killed. Two years ago his son was
killed in a runaway.
Remarriage of a Divorcee.
HELENA, Mont, Feb. 16. The House
this afternoon passed Representative
Bennett's bill preventing the defend
ant In a divorce suit, where unfaithful
ness ls the charge, from remarrying in
side of five years and then only on
sreof of sood behavior.