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THE HOBKIXa. OREGONI'AN, FRIDAY,- MABGH . 17, 1905.
SLICED BY WHEELS
Captain Samuel F. Scott In
stantly Killed at Astoria
STUMBLES IN FRONT OF TRAIN
Engineer on A. t- C. R. R. Passenger
Cannot Check Headway In Time
to Save Master of the
A"TOR,IA. Or., March 16. (Special.)
Captain Samuel F. Scott, master of the
gasoline schooner Chetoo, was run over
by a loopmotlvo on the Astoria & Co
lombia River Railroad, in the west end
of the city, about 5 o'clock this evening:,
and almost instantly killed.
The schooner was lying at the As
tqria Lumber Company's -wharf, dls
"charglng ber cargo of cedar, and Cap
tain Scott, who had been spending the
afternoon in the city, started down the
railway trestle to go on board, nor.
When he was a short distance from the
Sanborn canery, the passenger train
from Seaside came around the curve
some distance ahead.
Captain Scott was walking toward the
train, and 'as he was within three or
four steps of the crossing, he tripped
and fell across the track. Engineer
"Walsh, stho was on the engine, blew
his whistle, and set the emergency
brakes as soon as he saw the man, but
was unable to stop the engine before
it struck Scott, cutting off his left foot
and tearing off Ids right leg Just below
the bin- The man was thrown into the
river, and he was dead when picked up
a lew minutes later.
Coroner Pohl has taken charge of the
remains, and will bold an inquest to
morrow. Captain Scott was a native of
Nova Scotia, about 55 years of age, and
was widely known among shipping men
on the Pacific Coast. He was for sev
eral years master of the British steamer
Wost Indian, running from British Co
lumbia, but during the past few years
he has'llved In San Francisco. His only
relative, so far as known, ia a son, who
also resides in San Francisco.
THOMAS IN IDAHO LAND OFFICE
Charges Had Been Filed Against His
Partner, C. M. Stearns.
BQISB. Idaho, March 16. (Special.)
C. D. Thomas stated today that he
had resigned the position of Insuranae
Commissioner. He had not qualified, but
he thought best to resign formally be
fore accepting the position with the
Land Board relinquished by C. JL.
Stearns. He makes a statement in which
So far as T have any knowledge of
the case. Mr. Stearns was not asked to
resign. My understanding Is that he re
linquished the place voluntarily in
order to take up some important min
ing matters. A short time before the
Legislature adjourned Mr. Stearns de
cided to resign. When he laid the mat
ter before the Governor, as I understand
It, he asked that some Nez Ferces County
manbe selected in his place. As chair
man of the committee he recommended
v The Governor had offered mo the In
surance Commisioner place. He asked
me to think the matter over while I
was,, home closing up some business
matters preparatory to niovlng to
Boise. I finally determined to decline
the position of Insurance Comlssloner
and take the Land Office appointment."
Mr. Thomas added lie was now en
gaged In office work preparatory to the
Carey act opening at Twin Falls next
week. Thomas and Steams were part
ners in business, in Nez Perces City.
Nothing can be secured respecting the
charges against Stearns, but It is ad
mitted that charges were filed. Among
those making them appears to have
been a conductor on the Wallace branch
named Pearly. This was In connection
with some transaction in which tho
conductor and others lost money.
MEA'D THE GUEST OF SPOKANE
Governor Has Not Decided on Polit
ical Prizes for the City.
SEATTLE. Wash., Marc 16. (Spe
oia'J Governor Mead was the guest of
Sppkane today. After an hour In sight
seeing about the city, the Governor held
a reception at his hotel, and was visited
hy many local Republican politicians.
The afternoon was spent in conference
with political friends. This evening a
public reception in honor of the Gov
ernor was held at the Athletic Club.
The party will go to Medical Laketo
TOorow, and return to Spokane Satur
day, remaining in the city until Monday,
when they will go to Walla Walla. No
political appointments will be announced
while the Governor is in Spokane. He
is canvassing the situation thoroughly
before deciding Just what prizes the
city shall draw.
T. D. Rockwell Is now a full-fledged
candidate for the Railroad Commission,
igainst Dayton Stewart. E. D. Sanders
and J. Schiller are also mentioned. A
rumor is afloat that the Railroad Com
missioners will bo given to Whitman
County, and a place on the Tax Commis
sion allotted to Spokane.
CONNECT WITH PORTAGE ROAD
Electric Line Will Run From Walla
Walla to Wallula.
WALLA WALLA, Wash.. March 16.
(Spocial.) A number of prominent Walla
Walla men, headed by George W. Ar
mour, supported by California capital.
will incorporate here in a few days to
instruct and operate an electric line
from horo to Wallula, to connect with a
Mne of boats and the new Portage Rail
read. The promoters of the nroioct ex-
poet to get a large share of the wheat
business of tho Walla Walla Valley. The
Mne will run through College Place and
tap the rich Wallula country, with
branch to Milton.
The Northwestorn Gas & Electric Com
pany has already agreed to furnish power
from their big plant on the Walla Walla
River. The new company does not ex
pect to get much passengor business.
FOREST GROVE IS SPRUCING UP
. Active Improvement Society Plans to
J Receive Levis and Clark Visitors.
FOREST GRtXVE. Or.. March 16.-
Special.) Tho Civic Improvement So
elety held its annual meeting In Vert's
Hall last night, and outlined its work
fr the next few months, with a special
view to beautifying the city for the in
flux of Lewis and Clark Fair visitors.
The society has a large, active member
slslp. Much has been done during the
past year to improve the city's streets.
Private property has also been greatly
Improved; 100 new residences have been
built, while many unsightly buildings
and fences have been removed. Thou
sands of rose plants have been put out
by the citizens, who believe In follow-
jg the example set by the citizens of
Portland and making Oregon the rose
One of the chief objects which the
Focletr has in view for tho coming year
.k to secure a public park for the city
An Ideal site la "the Congregational
Church property, in the center of the
city, and an attempt will be made to se
cure this for park purposes.
In the course of the meeting a speech
was made by President Thoma3 llccus
ker, of the Portland Civic Improve
ment Society, who explained the meth
ods used by the Portland organization
Remarks were also made by Senator
E. W. Haines and Professor Fernbam
The following officers were elected for
President. Harry Haines: vice-president,
Walter Hoge; secretary. Professor
Farnham; treasurer. Mrs. W. A. Kane;
executive committee.- A. G. Hoffman,
2iiss Estella Price. Mrs. d. A. Boldrick,
W. N. Ferrln, Professor X R. Robert
son and Fred Watrous.
FORM ELKS' LODGE AT ASHLAND
Visitors From District Points Aid In
Initiation of Large Class.
ASHLAND. Or., March 15. (Special.)
The occasion of the Institution of Ash
land Lodge, No. SM, Benevolent and Pro
tective Order of Elks, la this city today,
brought together a gathering " the mem
bers of the fraternity from far and near.
The Instituting officer was Deputy Ex
alted Ruler George C. Btakeley of The
Dalles, and the exercises attendant oc
curred at the opera house this afternoon,
followed by the initiation of a class of
27 citizens. This was followed by an
elaborate banquet at the Depot Hotel this
The opera house, where the Institution
and Initiatory exercises took place, was
prettily decorated and, appropriately
adorned for the occasion and the banquet
hall was elaborately docked with the col
ors of the order, exquisitely arranged.
Hon. A. E. Re&mes acted as toastmaster.
and there was a flow of wit, mirth and
music as well as wisdom, arid tho new
lodgfe started upon its career under most
happy and propitious circumstances.
E. V. Carter was elected exalted ruler,
and George F. Wilson was chosen secre
tary of the new lodge. Visiting Elks were
present from The Dalles, a number of
valley towns and from California. Let
ters of regret were read from Senator C.
W. Fulton. Hon. W. C. Hale, Judge L. T.
Harris. W. L. r rat her, Hon. Max-Pracht,
E. T. Staples', Chicago.
BRINGS THREE BATTERIES.
Number of Sick and Several Soldier
Dead Also on Transport.
SAN FRANCISCO. March 16. The
Army transport Thomas arrived today
from Manila, Nagasaki and Ponolalu.
She brought the Ninth, Seventeenth and
Eighteenth batteries of Field Artillery.
177 casuals. IS sick soldiers, five insane
and 22 military prisoners. The Seven
teon'th and Eighteenth battorles will be
transferred to the transport Buferd.
which is ready to sail for Vancouver Bar
racks. Wash., where they are to be sta
tioned. The other soldiers will go to the
Presidio for the present.
The Thomas brought the remains of
Surgeon O'Noill and Lieutenant HoyL
The former was killed during a raid made
by ladroncs on a village in Cavlte, where
a small detachment of troops under com
mand of Lieutenant Kerr was stationed.
Lieutenant Hoyt commanded a detach
ment of Filipino scouts In Samar. About
three months ago he and Mb little band
of native soldiers were ambushed by out
laws and be and his followors, number
ing about 45, were slain.
Soon after leaving Manila. John Frlndel,
a private of the Ninth Battery, died at
sea. The body was brought to port.
Quarrel Between Pine Valley Resi
dents Started Over a Horse Trade.
BAKER CITY, Ore., March 16. (Special.)
A message from Halfway. In Pine Val
ley, this county, says that Fred Maklnson
stabbed his cousin. Charles Maklnson.
yesterday afternoon as the result of a
quarrel over a horse trade. This after
noon a message was received saying that
the injured man died early this morning.
Late this evening a message phoned di
rect from tho young mans home says
he Is still alive but in a sorlous condition.
The young men are very popular, the
sons of two prominent owners in the
valley. The man who did the stabbing
is under arrest.
Batteries to Come by Water.
VANCOUVER BARRACKS. Wash..
March 16. (Special.) Word has been re
ceived at this headquarters that the sev
enteenth and Eighteenth Mountain Bat
teries, on the way from the Philippine
Islands, will be transferred to tho trans
port Buford and will come airect rrom
San Francisco by water.
There is reported to have been several
changes in the officers in charge of these
organizations during the last few weeks.
but the roll before any alterations were
Seventeenth Batten Captain George G.
Gatley, First Lieutenant Daniel C Craig,
Second Lieutenants Louis C Brinton. Jr.,
and Dennis II. Currie.
Eighteenth Battery Captain David J.
Rumbough, First Lieutenant H. C. Will-
lams. Second Lieutenants E. R. west, a.
F. Brewster and P. H. Worchcster.
Instructions for Taking Census.
SALEM. March 16. (Special.) Secretary
of State Dunbar today issued the blanks
and Instructions to County Assessors gov
erning tho taking of the state census of
1903. Supplies will be sent to each Asses
sor In a day or two. The Legislature, at
its last session, having failed to pass any
act amending the old census law. Secre
tary of State Dunbar has adhered closely
to tho law, out of date thougn it is.
Two blanks are provided, one for the
enumeration of inhabitants and the other
for the enumeration of industrial prod
ucts. For the convenience of Assessors
the military roll was included in the
enumeration of Inhabitants.
Tho Instructions given are very com-
nleta and if studied and carefully fol
lowed the census should give a very
accurate collection of statistics.
Infected Fruit Trees Condemned.
NORTH YAKIMA. Wash.. March 16.
(Special.) This afternoon County Fruit
Inspector Beck condemned 60.000 fruit
trees consigned to farmers near this place
for SDrinsr planting. They were mxectea
with wooly aphis and had been ship
ped from a nursery in jacKson county.
Missouri, under a clean bill of Inspection.
The nursery will be notmea or tno ac
tion of the inspector, and after a certain
time the trees will be ordered burned.
Tho effect of the wholesale condemna
tion will be to disappoint a large number
of farmers who Intended to plant their
land to fruit trees hls Spring.
Lena's Repairs at Mare island.
VALLBJO. Cal.. March 16. The plans
of the Russian government to have the
Russian cruiser Lena, which has been
lving at the Mare Jsland Navy Yard for
many tnontbsrepalred at the Union Iron
Works. San Francisco, have been aban
doned, as President Rooevelt would not
cive the desired permission. The work
will be done at Mare Island by the regu
lar yard employes.
The boilers of the Lena are to be re
tubed and the pumps repaired, and there
is a creat deal of other work. Two
month's time will be required to com
plete the repairs.
Boone May Recover.
VANCOUVER, Wash.. March 16.
Though one of the bullets flrod by the
guard and sentries at the flying figure
of Lieutenant F. M. Boone cracked the
skull of the disgraced officer, he will
probably recover. Tho other bullet that
hit the mark entered the back at the
right shoulder and ranged downward
uniUr thi rihjL It bail net hrfn re
moved. When he recovers Boone will
be taken to Aleatraa Prison for a year,
inJ then 'dishonorably discharged.
GUILTY OF ROBBERY
Dunn and Crossley Broke Open
THE JURY QUICKLY DECIDES
Kingsley and Darland, Two Members
of the Gang Who Escaped, Also
Found Guilty, as Charged
in the Indictment.
ALBANY, Or., . March 16. (Special.)
Ell Dunn and J. A. Crossley, alias .Rey
nolds, were found guilty of robbing the
bank at Lebanon the night of February
i. in the Circuit Court here tonight The
Jury was out an hour and 30 minutes
before returning the verdict Judge Bur
nett will lraposo sentence Monday at 1
John ' Doe and Richard Roe (Kingsley
and Darland), who escaped capture, were
also found guilty as charged in the in
formation. The defense- concluded the presentation
of Its testimony at 2:30 o'clock this after
noon, after placing several witnesses on
the stand to prove an alibi for Dunn and
showing that Crossley had plenty of
money beforo the bank robbery. The
remainder of the afternoon was given
over to the pleas of the attorneys.
Deputy District Attorney Gale S. Hill
spoke for the prosecution and was fol-
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THE OREGONIAN, Portland, Oregon.
lowed by George W. Wright and John
Ditchburn for the defense. A recess was
thon taken until 7 o'clock tonight, when
District Attorney John H. McNary con
cluded the caso for the state. The case
was given to the jury at 8:25 o'clock
and the verdict guilty as charged was
returned at 9:45.
The testimony introduced in the trial
of J. A. Crossley, alias Reynolds, and EH
Dunn, charged with the Lebanon Bank
robbery, is rather conflicting. The prose
cution used a strong chain of evidence
to prove that the robbery was committed
by four. men. who walked from Albany
to Lebanon the evening of the robbery,
came back to this city on railroad tricy
cles stolen from Southern Pacific section
gangs between Albany and Lebanon,
made their way "across country" to the
West Side Railroad and took tho north
bound Portland-Corvallls train at differ
ent stations on the afternoon following
the night of the robbery.
The evidence introduced goes to show
that these four men were Crossley, Dunn,
Kingsley, and Darling. Tho two former,
who are tho defendants In tho present
trial and are prisoners here, have been
Identified by several witnesses, who saw
thm at Albany and at different places
on the West Side, and the descriptions
the witnesses have given of their com
panions tally with the published descrip
tions of Kingsley and Darling.
The defense. In Its testimony, admitted
that Crossley- was In Albany and at the'
other places, where the witnesses for the
prosecution have ldentlfled mm, nut De
nied he was ever in or near Lebanon,
and alleged he was up the valley on
business. Dunn, the defense alleged, was
In Portland when the robbery was com
mitted, and the attorneys for the defend
ants alternated to prove an alibi for him.
Dunn and Crossley both admit they were
In Albany together early m February,
but deny ever being associated with any
men answering the description of Kings-
ley and Darling.
The introduction of testimony began
yesterday afternoon, and the evidence in
troduced by the attorneys for the prose
cution was as. follows:
Dunn. Crossley and two other strangers
were shown to have been In Albany to
gether on the afternoon of February ,
the robbery being committed that nlght
The two formor were also In Albany for
two days several days before tho rob
bery". F. M. Pomeroy stated that Feb
ruary 3. and again on the 4th, Dunn and
Crossley. accompanied by another man.
were in his saloon near tho Southern Pa
cific depot In this city. Crossley was In
the saloon again the following Monday
and Tuesday (the robbery occurred Tues
day night), and Dunn was there several
times, playing cards. He was positive
as to tho identity of both men.
W. H. Mllbollcn. of Portland, saw Dunn
and Kingsley on the streets In Albany
on the afternoon of February -tie was.
acquainted with both men in Portland
and positively Identified Dunn. Other
witnesses saw one or both of the pris
oners in this city at that time and several
were positive In their Identification of
Employes of the Lebanon train testified
that they saw four men, walking along
the track about two miles from Albany
going toward Lebanon on .the afternoon
of February 7. The men were well
dressed and strolling along leisurely
without any apparent purpose In view,
two of them about SCO yards ahead of the
other two. The trainmen gave an exact
description of Kingsley. they having no
ticed him more particularly than the
others because of his striking appear
once. Dunn and Crossley answered the
general description of two of the men.
but they could not positively identify
the two prisoners. The testimony showed
that two railroad tricycles were stolen
that night from section gangs between
Albany and Lebanon. Mrs. G. W. Ches
hire, living near the Lebanon Bank,
heard men passing her house several
times during the night of February 7.
She looked out of the window and saw
four men carrying sacks on their shoul
ders and supposed some crime was being
committed, but was at home alone and
could not give an alarm.
Mrs. M. J. Prosser. of Lebanon, heard
men paslng her house several times at
a late hour the same night.
About 3:30 o'clock on the morning of
February S. N. E. Manley, of Tallman,
saw a railroad velocipede pass that sta
tion rapidly. J. E. Skellcy beard a ve
locipede pass his house at Goltra Sta
tion some time early that morning.
Testimony was Introduced showing that
two railroad velocipedes were found in
the Santlam Canal near where the
Southern Pacific track crosses it on the
outskirts of Albany on the forenoon of
Jacob Weiss testified that he found a
revolver on the Lebanon railroad early
on the morning following the robbery.
and evidence was Introduced showing
that It exactly Rtt,cd in every rejpect an
I empty pistol holster found on Crossley
vrhen he was arrested. rs. aunnie
I'Schultx, of Portland, received from
Reynolds. now known as Crossley, a
mutilated gold .coin, which resembled
in apearance money picked up in the
bank after the robbery, and which had
been battered by the force .of the ex
plosion. James Johnston, a resident of Benton
County, living on the road from Albany
to Wells Station, saw four men pass his
house, walking along the road, about 8
o'clock on the morning of February S.
One carried a grip, and he was almost
positive that Crossley was one of them.
Different witnesses testified to seeing
Dunn and a man answering the descrip
tion of Darling at Wells Station the
forenoon of February S. Dunn, who was
positively Identified by different wit
nesses, carried a 'grip. The two men
ate dinner at the home of Mrs. Ella
Williamson, who identified Dunn and
described his companion exactly like
the published descriptions of Darling.
Both men bought tickets at Wells for
Portland, taking the afternoon train.
Other witnesses saw men answering
the descriptions of Crossley and Kings
ley on the road -from Wells to Suver.
Crossley went Into a store at Suver,
bought some soda water and stayed
some time, saying he was from Albany.
Two witnesses Identified him. Kingsley
remained at Suver and took the train
for Portland there while Crossley went
on to Parker and boarded the same
train at that station. He ate dinner
that day at the home of Mrs. Julia A.
Boone, at Parker, who Identified him.
Sheriff Tom Word and Deputies Har
vey L. Moreland and J. S. Downey, of
Multnomah County, testified regarding
the arrest and searching of tho prison
ers, and gave different facts connecting
them with the crime. The introduction
of the state's evidence was concluded
when court adjourned last evening.
The defense began their presentation
of their testimony this morning. Dunn
himself was the first witness. He said
he and Crossley were in Albany tho 3d
and 4th of February. Crossley was
looking for a good location for a sa
loon, and he was to work for Cross
ley. Ho returned to Portland on the
afternoon train. February 4, he said,
and had not been In Albany since then
until he was arrested. He had never
been in Lebanon, and did not know men
answering to the names or descriptions
of Kingsley or Darling.
A. G. Hendryx, father of Mrs. Dunn,
was the second witness. He swore Dunn
was In Portland tho night of the rob
bery, and was at home all evening.
Elijah Hawkins, an ex-Army Captain.
and his son. Fred Hawkins, a cement
contractor, both of Portland, testified
to seeing Dunn in Portland the day tho
robbery was committed. D. M. Sterling,
a marine engineer, now employed as a
carpenter atr the Lewis and Clark Fair
grounds, also saw Dunn in Portland
Charles Dell, an employe In Blazlers
saloon, in Portland, testified that Dunn
had played pool with him in Blazier'l
all afternoon of February S, during the
same time that the prosecution alleged
ne was at wens btation and on the train
on his way from there to Portland.
Mrs. Ell Dunn was tho next witness.
She swore Dunn was In Portland the
night of the robbery, but under & rigid
cross-examination she finally was
forced to admit that she did not spend
tho night of February 7 at home, thus
showing a discrepancy between her
statements and tho testimony of her
rather. Hendryx, who swore both Mr.
and Mrs. Dunn were at homo that night,
lamng care of him when he was ill.
J. A. Crossley took the stand and cor
roborated Dunn's testimony regarding
their business In Albany February
and 4. He was in Albany again Feb
ruary 7, and was hero the night of the
robbery, but was not with Dunn that
night, nor with Kingsloy and Darling,
whom he did not know. He walked
from Albany to Suver the next fore
noon alone, and admitted the state
ments of the prosocutlon that he was
in a store at Suver and 'ate dinner at
Parker Station that day. Ho said he
took the train at Parker, intending to
stop at independence, looking for his
saloon location, but changed his mind
after getting on the train, and went on
to Portland. Ho denied all connection
with the- robbery.
The examination of witnesses for the
defense was continued this afternoon.
Great interest was taken in the trial
and the courtroom was so crowded to
day that people had to be refused ad
mittance. Hon. O. F. Paxton, of Port
land, was called on to assist the attor
neys tor the state, and J. F. Watts, of
Portland, was added to the list of coun
sel for the defendants.
-Soloman M. Walte".
ROSEBURG. Or., March 11 Solomon
M. Walte, a resident of Douglas County
for tho past Zl years, died at his home.
eight miles south of Roseburg. Monday
morning, aged S2 years. He came to Ore
gon from Ohio. His wife died on Septem
ber 3, 1KH. He is survived by the fol
lowing named sons and daughters: En
gineer J. B. Waltej Albany: F. B. Walte
and former County School Superintendent
Douglas Walte, Roseburg: Casslus 2S,
Walte, Round Prairie; T. C. Walte, Myr
tle Creek;.. Mrs. Ed Cooper, Roberts
Creek; Mrs. Ed Coleman. Forest Grove
Mrs. William Bush, Portland.
Hon. J. J. Foster.
ASTORIA, Or., March 16. (Special.)
Hon. J. J. Foster, an old and highly re
spected resident of Wahkiakum County
Washington, died at his home near Cath
lamet yesterday afternoon from old ace
His funeral will be held on Saturday,
under the auspices of the Masonic Lodge,
or which he was a member.
The deceased was born In Spartanburg,
S. C, In 1524. and came; to Portland In
1K. In 1SC4 he removed to Wahkiakum
County, where he resided until his death.
He was tho first treasurer of Wahkiakum
County and also represented the district
in the state Legislature
PHILOMATH. Or.. March 16. (Special.)
William Butler, f. pioneer of Polk
County, died at the home of his sons. W.
T. and Martin Butler, on Beaver Creek,
March 14. Mr. Butler, was born in Ken
tucky,' November 17. ISCn, and drove an or
team from Kansas In lSG4.to Polk County.
Cougar Had Killed Many Sheep.
COTTAGE GROVE, Or., March 151
(SpedaL) A cougar was killed and
brought to town this morning by A. G.
Vanscholck, who lives at Wildwood. 15
miles east of here. The beast made a
raid on some of his sheep last night. The
dogs were put on Its trail early this room
ing and after charing the animal- about
a quarter of a mile treed it. The beast.
was killed the first snot, it is seven feet
long, and will be mounted. It had been
a disturbing element In that locality for
i the past month, killing many sheep
NINE TRAINS STUCK
Santa Fe in Deep Trouble in
SLIDES IN EL CAJ0N PASS
Rain Continues to Fall, Loosening
Rock and Gravel on the Hillsides
Southern Pacific Manages
to Move a Few Wheels.
LOS ANGELES. Cal.. March IS.-South-
crn California continues to be the storm-
center of the state and rain fell over
the entire section throughout today.
The greatest sufferers from the pro
longed downpour are the railroads. Only
one line, the Sunset Route, of the Southern
Pacific, east of here, is in operation and
trains over this line are traveling far
behind schedules. The Santa Fe is ex
periencing much trouble, particularly in
El Cajon Pass, where landslides have
repeatedly covered the tracks deep be
neath tons of rock and gravel loosened
from the mountain sides by the heavy
Five westbound passenger trains ars
stalled on the Santa Fe line Just east of
the scene of the trouble and four be
tween thepass and San Bernardino. It
Is expected by Santa Fe officials to get
some of their delayed trains through by
tomorrow unless further landslides pre
vent their movement.
Three of the. long-delayed southbound
trains over the Coast line of the South
ern Pacific reached this city today. The
trains had been since yesterday afternoon
In covering the SO mile3 between Santa
Barbara and this city. There will be
no more trains isent north from here over
the Coast line until the track is in shape
to carry them without delay.
Ssa Carries Away Driveway.
SAN DIEGO. Cal., March 16. A severe
rain storm has prevailed since last night.
and considerable damage has been done
to tho street's and to property by the flood
ing of cellars. Street-car traffic has been
Interrupted, the tracks being burled in
sand. At Coronado c heavy sea la at
tacking the bluffs, and much damage has
resulted. A portion of the driveway along
the waterfront has been carried away and
the wall In front of Tent City has been
Farmers Take to High Spots,
PHOENIX, Ariz.. March 16. At 10
o'clock tonight a telephone message from
four mllca north of Phoenix says that an
other Cave-Creek cross-country flood,
larger than any that has preceded, is
heading towards Phoenix and that several
farmers have been forced to move out of
their homes to higher ground.
Assistant to Attorney-General.
OLYMPIA, Wash., March 16. (Special.)
As a result of the additional appropria
tion allowed the Attorney-General for at
tending to legal matters in connection
with the work of the tax and railway com
missions, Attorney-General John D. At-,
klnson has appointed Robert F. Booth, of
Seattle. Assistant Attorney-General. This
gives the office three assistants at US0O
per year each. ,
It is not the intention of the Attorney
General to assign Mr. Booth exclusively
to the two commissions, but the entire
work of the office will be divided among
the assistants and be under the supervis
ion of the Attorney-General. Mr. Booth
was a Representative in the recent Leg
islature. Senator Van de Vanter Little Better.
SEATTLE, Wash., March 16. Spe
cial.) State Senator A. T. Van de Van-
ter was slightly better tonight, and his
physician Is still hopefuL He had a
sinking spell early this morning, but
rallied during the day. He Is still de
lirious, and his temperature is very
high, but he retains some strength.
Cases Set in Supreme Court.
SALEM, Or., March IS. (Special.)
Cases were today et for trial In the
Supreme Court as follows:
March 2S, Abbot vs. O.. R. & N. Co., and
Abbot vs. Columbia Southern Railway Com
-March 29, Btata vs. Lauth and Scott vs.
ilarch 30. Montague va. ScMeffUn and Pow
ers va. Poorer.
RunawayLads Are Penitent.
CHEMAWA, Or., Majrch 16. The three
Yakima Indian boys who ran away were
returned to the school last evening- by
Chief Clerk Spink, who went to Port
land after them. They were of a party
of raw .Yakima pupils who were brought
to the school laa.t week by Superintend
ent Chelcraf t from the Yakima reserva
tion. aid had never been away from
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stem glad to be back where they can
get three meils a day. Their experi
ence as hobps has been a good lesson
Sewer Election Was Illegal.
NORTH YAKIMA, Wash., March 15.
Special.) Judge Rigg has continued per
manently the injunction against the dty
restralnlng It from selling sewer bonds.
He held the votes at special elections
must be registered. Of 642 votes cast at
the sewer election, he held that only 79
Pleads to'a Minor Charge.
ALBANY. Or.. March 16. (Special.)
This psiafttl trouble can be relieved and cared by using an
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not relieved by bedtime, place a hot water bag against the
plaster on the shoulder.
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Offices in Van-N6y Hotel; 524 Third at.
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AJSE'S CU&S-Te; awUrl ul ajru.
John Scott, ti?e Crawfordsvllle boy
found guilty of assault with criminal
Intent in the Circuit Court here this
week, was allowed Jo plead guilty to
a charge of simple assault tonight and
was sentenced to serve -six months in
the County Jail.
Fishing Ceases in the Columbia.
ASTORLV, Or., March 15. (Special.)
Reports from different parts of the river
are to the effect that there has been no
fishing since the season closed at noon
yesterday. The river Is cing patrolled
by officers representing t'.je fisheries de
partments of both Oregon and Washfng
ton. the Run
& pvavm n . .
We treat successfully all private aar
- tquj and chronic diseases of bb.?s. aim
blood, stomach, heart, liver, kidney nd
throat troubles. fVe cure BXFHEUS
(without mercury) to stay cured forever.
In SO to SO days. We remove STRIC
TURE, without operation of pals, in IS
Wa'stop drains, the result of self-abuse.
immediately. We can restor the sacual
vigor of any man under 4 by -meaaa oi
local treatment peculiar to ourselves.
We fcure Gonorrhoea
in a Week
Tfce doctors of this institute- are an
regular graduates, have had many years
elperlencernave been known to PrtUurf
ie -ff.nr. tiava a. re&utatlos to msl.
f. tain, and will undertake o case unis
' -certain euro can be effected. s
undertake or charge no fee. Ccnsult-
Above all other things, Tfe strive to nave the thon
sands of young and middle-aged men. who .are .plung
ing toward the grave, tortured by the woes of nervou
debility. We have evolved a special treatment for
Nrvoua Debility and special weakness that is uni
formly successful la cosis where success was before
and by other doctors deemed impossible. It does not
stimulate temporarily, but restores permanently. It
allaya irritations of th delicate tissues surrounding
tbe lax and unduly expanded glands, contracting them
to their normal condition, which prevents lost vitality.
It tones up and utrengthens the blood vessels tnat
carry nourishment. The patlest realizes a great blight
has been lifted from his life.
We want all MKX "WHO ARE SUFFERING from any
disease or special weakness to feel that they can come
to our office freely lor examination and explanation
of their condition FREE OF CHARGE, without being
bound b7 any obligation whatever to take treatment
unless taay so desire. We cur