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$HE MOANING OREG,02sIAK, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 1905.
ATAL DROP TO SAND
Locomotive Falls From Jetty,
TWO MILES FROM THE SHORE
E. E. Phillips Carried to His Death
on Sandy Bar by Engine Miss
ing Switch on Trestle
Track and Falling.
ASTORIA. Or.. April 11. (Special.) E.
H. Phillips, a locomotive engineer em
I jcd on the jetty construction work,
"nas Instantly killed and his remains were
1 trrlbly mutilated in an 'accident which
recurred about 3 o'clock this afternoon.
Piiillips was en route to the cuter end
r the trestle on a light engine, In which
were, beside himself. Fireman Little and
Edward Camobell. of Warrcntdn, the
latter making the trip for pleasure. . i
When about two miles from the shore :
na of the trestle and over a dry sand
bar. Little stepped off and turned the
switch to run the locomotive pntb the
main track. As the engine was passing
over the switch It jumped the track and
toppled over, going down between, the
two lines of trestle upon the beach, tak
ing Campbell and Phillips with It.
Campbell sat on the left side "of the
cab, and while he was slightly "bruised,
scaped without serious injury. Phil
lips, who was sitting oh the right side of
the cab, toward which the ongineJ.Ippcd,
was Instantly killed. When found he was
Ijing clear of the wreck. Both his arms
had been torn on", the top of his head
ut oft just above the eyes and his body
was badly crushed.
The remains were removed to the fam
ily home at Warrenton, and Coroner
Pohl left for there this evening to hold
an Inquest tomorrow morning.. The de
ceased was 42 years old and came here
two years ago from "Wichita, Kan., and
since that time has been in the employ
of the Government on the jetty wo'rk.
He left a widow and two .young chil
dren. TAKE MILLIONS OUT OF STATE
Unmentioncd Dunsmuir Fortune to
Be Shipped From California.
SAX FRANCISCO. April 11. That rail
road securities valued at ?6,OO0,O00, which
' were never mentioned in, the Inventory
lied in the estate of Alexander Dunsmuir,
are to be rushed out of San Francisco
Within 34 hours by virtue of a sale In
Montreal. Canada, and thereby taken out
of the California courts' jurisdiction, was
the sensational information imparted to
Judge Coffey today.
"he Judge was asked immediately to ap
point Public Administrator Hynes to take
charge of the estate, which Is temporarily
without a custodian, in order that this
plan might be frustrated. Delay was se
cured until a late hour, however, by At
torney Charles S. Wheeler, the local rep
resentative of James Dunsmuir. Inciden
tal to this charge, the Information be
came public that the Canadian Pacific
Railroad would take possession at once
of the Esquimau & Nanalmo Railroad, a
lln running north from Victoria, B. C,
as the result of a deal in which James
Dunsmuir was transferring the J6.O00.O90
worth of stock representing the quarter
Interest his brother had held In the
company. This stock, according to the
Information received t by Thomas TV.
Hickey. attorney for the Public Adminis
trator, has been In the possession of At
torney H. G. Piatt, of the Canadian Bank
of Commerce, and It would be possible
to secure possession if action was taken
before the close of banking hours.
Mr. "Wheeler protested against the ac
tion of Attorney Hickey. Attorney J. C.
Campbell, representing Edna "Wallace
Hopper, the actress and stepdaughter of
the decedent, and also Mrs. Joan Olive
Dunsmuir. mother of Alexander and
James Dunsmuir, appeared and argued the
immediate appointment of Public Admin
lrtrator Hynes. He read to the court
telegrams which has been received by
Judge Burnett, telling about the scheme
to sell the stock of the Esqulnialt & Na
nalmo Railroad Company to the Canadian
A serious complication has arisen."
Mr. Campbell said. "They arc attempting
i'j take 6,000.000 of property out of the
jurisdiction of this court, and it will be
t r.e tomorrow. James Dunsmuir is at
tempting tm.. our information comes
After further argument a postponement
Alter court reconvened and after coun
scl had concluded their arguments. Judge
f'offey said that notwithstanding how he
wight be inclined in the case, a showing
bad been made which the- court could
rot Ignore, and a refusal to grant the
petition of the Public Administrator
might result In great loss to claimants
n the event that they should establish
TiPir alleged rights. He therefore or
c'eied that special letters be issued.
FINDS NEW LAND FRAUDS.
Special Agent Causes Arrest of Com
missioner Loomls for Embezzlement.
SPOKANE, "Wash., April 11. (Special.)
Tand Commissioner Noyes. of Loomls,
vac.. ib toagea in tne county Jail at
Cocronnully, Wash., charged with cm-
r-ezslement. Special Agent Leach, of the
Waterville district, is his accuser. He
Mr. Noyes was arrested on the chargo
c emoezsiing 5400 of Government funds
which he is accused of taking during the
jait four months. The last specific act
was taking 540 paid in on a homestead
T.ght I have been here as special agent
ior over a year, and have turned up
rtrange tilings. Township 8 north, range
23 cast, was all taken up in homesteads.
and there were only two families living
In the township. There were no attemnts
at cultivation, and many of the cabins
eel not Have stove-pipe holes in them.
The Land Commissioners seem to have
hern remiss. One of them Is now in the
jafl. one has resigned and two have been
cmlssed. In Okanogan Countv. alono T
discovered 22 sawmlllg hacking awav at
the Government timber. I have torn
thrm all down and confiscated their
lumber. I think I have put between 60
-pnd 70 mills out of business since I came
lere. At Oroville I found one that had
fceen stripping the Government land for
fivp years. I confiscated a lot of lumber
BOY KILLS. STEPFATHER.
Thirteen-Year-Old Youngster Shoots
W. Sitz With 22-Caliber Rifle.
GREAT FALLS. Mont., April 11. A spe
cial to the Tribune from Malta, Mont.,
Willie Armington, aged 13, shot and
killed his stepfather. William Sitz, at his
ranch cast of town this morning. The
roj was taken sin. charge by a deputy
Sheriff, who will not let him talk, and
th cause of the shooting is unknown.
The cause of the shooting is supposed
have been a quarrel between the boy
:r.d his stepfather, as, they had quar
Tf led on various occasions, and this morn
ing quarreled In the house. The boy's
mother put him out of doors to prevent
f rthor quarrels. When, Sitz came out
t'. boy went batk to tlic house and sqt
e. 2-riflc and shot at Sitz. who was at
the sate. He ran, around the barn and
down to the river, and as he came up
the boy shot him again. He fell to the
ground fluid the boy fired a third shot,
which caused instant death. The Coro
ner's inquest will-be held tomorrow morning.
HER HUSBAND IS IN HIDING.
Mrs. Torturici, Under Much Pressure,'
States This Belief to Police. ,
SAN FRANCISCO. April IL The police
late this afternoon took Mrs. Torturici to
the house where Vilardo was murdered,
and the rooms were inspected In her pres
ence, but there were no developments
further than an expression from the wo
man that she believed her husband to be
still in San Francisco.
The police deny the statements made
concerning her reported prostratlou. Mrs.
Torturici this afternoon walked to the
carriage that bore her to the scene of the
murder and tonight showed signs of im
provement. In an attempt to force a confession
from the woman, the police took away
her Infant and forced her tq remain for
some time In the autopsy room at the
morgue, where lay the mangled remains
of Vilardo, the man whom her husband
Is suspected of killing. She threw her
self on the floor and became hysterical.
The blood-stained cleaver and garments
when produced almost rendered her
SETS FIRE TO BED IN JAIL
Prisoner Is Saved by Hose Held, by
WEISER. Idaho. April 11. (Special.)
An attempt was made yesterday evening
to burn the City Jail and Courthouse by
J. W. Laurence, the only Inmate of the
jail. Laurence was sent to jail a few
days ago, to remain until the District
Court convenes, on the charge of attempt
ing to oreak open the safe In Feltnouse
Bros store. He set Are to his bed,
which "burned ei rapidly and fiercely that
Laurence was almost suffocated by the
flames and smoke before he 6ould give an
County Commissioner "Wilson happened
to be in the Courthouse, which Is conr
nccted with the jail, and he turned the
fire hO.c on the fire and Laurence. After
considerable work the fire was extin
guished and the prisoner rescued more
dead than alive. Owing, to the prompt
ness of the Commissioner, the damage
BANK CASE MAY HAVE CLAWS
Prominent Men Beside Miller May
Be Dragged Into It.
BAKER CITY, Or., April 11. (Special.)
A strong feeling has developed because
of the coming prosecution of Roy H, Mil
ler, ex-president of the defunct Bank of
Sumpter. Many another name Is being
dragged In, and his trial bids fair to be
come sensational. All parties to the epi
sode have friends and enemies who are
Hon. C. A. Johns has been rotained as
counsel to conduct the defense. He ap
peared In the Circuit Court this afternoon
and asked permission to arrange bonds
Judge "White declined to make any or
der, or entertain any motion In the case
until Miller was unequivocally within the
Jurisdiction of the court.
J. "W. Scriber, of Pendleton, was in the
city today, apparently much Interested
In everything pertaining to this case.
M'BANE OF GOOD REPUTATION
Engineer Who Killed Two Men Near
Wallowa Well Liked at Home.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo., April 11.
(Special.) J. H. McBane, a young Rio
Grande "Western Railroad man, has re
sided nere for a period of five- yoars. He
has a wife and two children, who are at
present in this city with her paronts, Mr.
and Mrs. Andorson, at the corner of
Eighth and Main streets.
McBane left this city April 3, on a hur
ried notice that his claim, which he had
located in Oregon a month previous, had
been jumped. He is well liked here, and
was never known to bo in troublf before.
Railroad men state that he has no bad
habits, and is of -an entirely peaceful dis
position. His wife, when interviewed by
a reporter this morning, was greatly
shocked at the news that he had killed
two men, but would not talk on the sub
ject. FRAUDS IN TRINITY TIMBER
Co-Defendants of Boren Will' Stand
Trial in Portland.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 11. William H.
Boren. Indicted for subornation of per
jury In the Trinity County land frauds,
was on trial before Judge Dc Haven In
the United States District Court today.
Boren's co-defendants, Harry W. Miller
and Frank E. Kincart, will be tried In
Boren is accused of having persuaded
John M. Layton to falsely swear out an
application for a parcel of land under the
homestead act. It Is claimed that the
defendants were representatives of the
Tacoma Land & Lumber Company, and
that their scheme was to get dupes to
file upo'n plots of land under a promlso
from the company to buy it of them at
SS an acre.
Work Under Police Protection.
VANCOUVER, B. C, April 1L-A spe
cial from Salmo, B. C, says: The po
lice have taken a hand In compelling
workmen at tho Salmo sawmill to submit
peacefully to the Introduction of Mon
golian labor there. Under instructions
from the Attorney-General, Superintend
ent of Provincial Police F. S. Hussey,
Stipendiary Magistrate Crease, Chief Con
stable W. IL Bullock-Webster, with eight
Constables from surrounding districts.
escorted Manager Archibald with 20 Jap
anese, and 12 Chinamen to the Salmo mill
today. Trouble Is expected, but Webster
thinks the police will be sufficient to
overawe any planned interference.
Woman With Gold Dust.
SEATTLE, Wash.. April IL Mrs. L. A.
Freestone, wife of the chief amalgamator
of the big Trcadwell gold mines at Ju
neau, was arrested here this afternoon by
Plnkcrton detectives on the charge of
stealing 5600 In gold dust from the com
pany's mills. The dust was located at
the local United States Assay office.
where Mrs. Freestone had deposited it.
The prisoner admits that she secured
the gold dust unlawfully, but she has re
fused to give dotails of how she came in
possession of It
Gets Near the Records.
SALEM. Or.. April 1L (Speclal.)-The
Marlon County grand Jury today ad
journcd from the County Courthouse to
the State Capitol, where it -will continue
its sessions. The jury is Investigating the
land-fraud cases, and moved to the State
house In order to be near the Land Office
records, which are frequently needed.
Did Not' Assault Admiral.
LOS ANGELES. Cal.. April 1L Rcar-
Admlral Goodrich, commanding the Pa
cific squadron now at Long Beach, denies
the published story of an alleged attempt
of Richard Starr, a sailor on the cruiser
Chicago, to assault him. The sailor, it
is said, was arrested for over-indulgence
Receiver for Bagby Company.
OREGON CITY, Or.. April IL (Special.)
By order of Judge Frazer. of Portland,
C. N. Crittenden, or Aurora, was today
appointed receiver of tho Bagby Lumber
Company, of that place. The appoint
ment of the receiver was hastened by the
bringing of a suit against the company
yesterday by F. S. L. Bagby, creditor,
who has a claim or$to.
LOVERS GET A JOLT
Two in Same Office Cannot
Marry, Is Order.
ONE WOULD BE OVER OTHER
E. L. Pangburn, Prospective Groom,
Says He Will Marry, and That It
Won't Embarrass the United
States One Bit.
SEATTLE, "Wash., April 11. Edward
L. Pangburn, chief clerk in the local
United States Engineer's office, cannot
marry Miss Alida "Woolsey, a stenog
rapher 'in the same office, unless one of
The Civil Service Commlslon of the
Engineer Department of the Army has
made this ruling, according to a dls-
pateh received from "Washington today, i
The War Department claims that the
marriage, ana tne consequent tact mat 1
Mrs. Pangburn would have to serve
under Mr. Pangburn in the same office
would make discipline hard to main
tain. It Is prooablc that the young
woman will resign.
Pangburn states that the marriage
will come off, and that the United
States of America will not be embar
rassed In the matter in the slightest
SEATTLE WANTS CONVENTION
Now That It Will Have a Big Hall,
It SeeksRepublican Assembly.
SEATTLE. Wash., April 11; (Spe
cial.) A fight to secure the next Re
publican National Convention for Seat
tle has been started. Colonel D. B. May,
who is at the head of a company build
ing an auditorium hero with a seating
capacity of 6000. has just returned from
the East on that mission.
"A number of the leading spirits of
the Republican party told us." said
Colonel May, "that they would use
Vneir efforts to land the convention in
Seattle. Among the ones with whom I
talked and who have given me absolute
assurance of support, were Vice-President
Fairbanks, General Dick, for
many years a member of the National
Executive Committee. Senator Allison
of Iowa, Senator Hansbrough, of North
Dakota, and Senator Carter, of Mon
tana. Almost all of these men have
visited Seattle at ono time or another,
and were delighted with the climate
and surroundings. The only drawback
which they mentioned was that there
was not in this city a hall large enough
to accommodate a Republican National
Convention. Our new auditorium meets
MILLIONS IN THE TANANA.
Estimated That $25,000 a Day Will
Be Cleaned Up on One Creek.
SEATTLE, Wash.. April 11. (Special.)
More than 525,000 per day will be taken
from developed claims on Cleary Creek,
In the Tanana district, up to May 1, ac
cording to an estimate made by R. E.
McAndrew. Cleary Creek "will yield in
the neighborhood of $3,000,000, while Fair
banks Creek will turn out $1,250,000. The
total output of the district Is now esti
mated at JS.OOO.OOO.
In a letter received from Mr. McAn
drew he says that miners in the district
are making high wages. Secretary Dil
lon of the Fairbanks Chamber of Com
merce, says that by the close of the
Summer fully 52,000.000 will be added to
the total estimate of $5,000,000. making the
yield for the Tanana $7,000,000.
LINDSLEY "MAY GET THE JOB
Piles and Avery Intimate He Is to Be
.Assistant District Attorney.
SEATTLE. Wash., April 1L (Special.)
United States Senator S. H. Piles re
turned from Washington late tonight.
George Avery, the new United States Dis
trict Attorney for Eastern Washington,
came with him to look up records and
investigator court procedure here. Sena
tor Piles and Mr. Avery are both reticent
regarding the appointment of Mr. Avery's
assistant, but leave the impression that
the ofllec will be offered to J. B. Undsley.
of Spokane, for whom the fight for attor
ney was first made. Senator Piles will
be in Seattle some time, but intends as
soon as business permits to make .a trip
through the state.
ELECTS NEW STATE CHEMIST
J. Shirley Jones Will Examine Foods
and Dairy Products.
BOISE, Idaho. April ll.-(Spocial.l The
State Horticultural Board held a meeting
today and accepted the resignation of
Alexander McPherson as State Inspector.
A. F. Hltt, of Wckvsr. was elected to suc
ceed him. Mr. McPherson was made a
member of the Board, and placed In the
position of secretary to succeed Mr. Hltt,
the Board being unwilling to lose his
The Pure Food and Dairy Commission
also met and chose J. Shirley Jones, of
Grant, as State Chemist Ho will prob
ably have his headquarters at the State
University at Moscow. A uniform stencil
was adopted for wrappings on butter and
VOULD BUY SCHOOL LAND.
Application of J. K. Sears May SeV
tie Many Land Contests.
SALEM, Or., April H.-(SpecIal.)-J. K.
Sears, of Polk County, today filed an
application for the purchase of 220 acres
of state school land already sold by the
state. He seeks to set aside the first
sale upon the ground that it was made In
contravention 01 law.
The land Js situated in the Elkhorn
country, in Marlon County, and Is sup
posed to be valuable for Its timber. The
contest over this tract of land bids fair
to settle the legal status of sales that
have been made by the state when the
validity of the sale is in question.
LET LAND OFFICE REMAIN.
Sucn Will Be Prayer of Oregon-City
to President Roosevelt.
OREGON CITY. Or.. April 11. (Special.)
Tho circulation of petitions addressed to
President Roosevelt and Secretary" of the
Interior Hitchcock asking for the reten
tion of the Oregon City Land Office In
this city, was begun today. These peti
tions arc being circulated -under thedlrec
tlon of a committee which was appointed
at a recent mass meeting of citizens. '
There will be employed by the commit
tee a representative who will visit the
various counties composing the Oregon
City Land District, and procure signa
tures to the petitions which will be for
warded to Washington.
SHINGLE SHIPPERS PROTEST.
Californtans Believe Oregon Men
Have Shut Them Out of the East
SAN FRANCISCO. April 11. (Speclal)
A howl has gone up from the redwood
lumber, and redwood. shlasje .shippers of
Humboldt County at the action of some
of the Eastern, roads In Increasing the
freight rate on shipments from Humboldt
to points In Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan,
Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania and "West
It Is the gossip In local traffic circles
that this action has been inspired by the
cedar-shingle shippers of Oregon and
"Washington, with whom the Humboldt
manufacturers have been competing. The
Increased rate is expected to cripple the
California shippers In their efforts to
share the markets east of Chicago v and
St. Louis, and perhaps exclude them en
tirely from those markets. The "Western
lines are joining with the California ship
pers In a protest against the arbitrary
act of the Eastern lines In attempting to
regulate the lumber traffic from California.
NO SALARY FOri STATE PRINTER
Attorney-General Holds That Money
Saving Plan Is Unconstitutional.
OLYMPIA, "Wash., April 1L (Special.)
Charles W. Gorham accepted the appoint
ment of State Printer from Governor
Mead under an agreement that he should
receive a stated salary of $2000 a year
and furnish the state printing at the low
est possible cost. The plan was conceived
by Governor Mend and was based on the
theory that the office "was excessively re
munerative, that the appropriation was
small for the volume of work required,
and that it would be advisable if possible
to turn what would be equivalent to cx-
tra compensation for the printer Into the
fund for paying for additional printing for
In an opinion given today, liowever. the
Attorney-General holds that this manner
of paying the Public Printer would not
be lawful. The Attorney-General quotes
authorities that hold that a departure
from the method prescribed by statute of
paying a public officer Is contrary to pub
The Attorney-General says: "The audit
ing officer, when he allows or disallows
tho items In the bills presented by the
Public Printer, is controlled by the prices
fixed by law. He could not allow a less
and certainly not a greater price, nor
could the funds be paid out except on
bills certified. It seems plains that no
portion of the moneys could be paid out
Tor salary In monthly payments, although
the general result might be the same."
In the same" opinion the Attorney-General
rules that the payment for the print
ing of the educational and other Institu
tions cannot be paid out of their mainte
nance funds, but must be paid out of
the general printing appropriation of
This ruling makes certain a deficiency
in the printing fund. The amount ex
pended In the last two years by the state
offices proper was 563.973. while t.ie insti
tutions paid out 513,325. The appropriation
for the work of tho two ensuing years is
therefore 51,30l under the amounts used
two yeara ago, and from this fund will
be paid the printing of the tax and rail
way commissions, which will bo volumi
nous, and also the legislative work of the
last and the next sessions. The appro
priation, according to Printer Gorham,
Is therefore 530,000 short of the required
As the law stands, the Public Printer,
under the ruling of the Attorney-General.
will retain as his compensation the dif
ference between a schedule of prices fixed
by the act creating the office and tho
amount the work actually costs him. The
office Is considered worth from $5000 to
57000 per year. Had the Governor's plan
worked out, the saving to the state would
have been about $10,000.
WATER, BUT NO GAMBLING.
New Mayor Announces an Improve
ment and Closed-Town Policy.
COTTAGE GROVE. Or.. April 11.'-
(Speclal.) The newly-elected city of
fleers assumed their duties last even
Ing with R. M. Veatch in the chair. A
large number of the saloon men were
there expecting that the Mayor would
favor them this ensuing term, but they
wero 3adly disappointed. Mr. Veatch
said tnat no gambling or any kind of
vice will be permitted In the saloons.
and if the proprietors were caught
violating the laws they should be run
out of the city: also that a new reser
voir that would hold 1,000,000 or 1,500,
000 gallons of water should be built to
catch the water from a mountain
stream a mile and a half from the
town, which has only a small reservoir
of 25,000 gallons, and that tho four
inch pipe leading to this place should
be substituted by another main eight
or ten Inches In diameter.
I. H. Bingham tendered his resigna
tion as Councilman In the Second
Ward on account of changing his resl
dence to Eugene, and O. O. Veatch was
elected in his stead for the coming
Cannot Hire Library Assistant.
OLYMPIA. Wash.. April H.-(Speclal.)
The State Library Commission today de
cided that it would be unable to adopt the
suggestion of the Library Advisory Board,
and employ Edwin Eells. of Tacoma, as
Assistant Librarian, at $1000 per year, to
take charge of the historical department.
The recommendation was made several
weeks ago. The Legislature appropriated
Only 51000 for the historical and traveling
library department, and the commission
decided that the appropriation was too
small to permit the employment of an
bther assistant. The Library Commls
slon will offer to take over the exhibits
and documents of the State Historical
Society, now In Tacoma, and maintain
the department with the present number
of employes in the State Library.
Signs Tax Ordinances.
ASTORIA, Or., April 11. (Special.)
Mayor Surprenant today signed the ordi
nances recently passed by the Council
placing annual licenses of 5100 on whole
sale liquor stores and $10 each on billiard
and pool tables, abolishing the salary of
the Plumbing Inspector, reducing tho sal
ary of the city physician to $20 per month
directing tho issuance of warrants, to
force the '.collection of delinquent street
assessments, and directing the City Sur
veyor to Inspect all street Improvement
work. He vetoed the ordinance to Im
pose an annual license on clothing, dry
goods and boot and shoe merchants.
Tacoma's Officers Reported Drowned
SEATTLE. Wash.. April 11. It is re
ported that First Assistant Engineer
Raymond and Chief Officer Rand, of the
steamship Tacoma, were recently drowned
bv the capsizing of a small boat in the
Arctic Icefloes. While the Tacoma was
Imprisoned the two men rowed to shore,
and sent a cable to the local office not!
fylng the owners of the ship's condition
On returning to the Tacoma, it is said
both men were drowned. The news ha3
not as yet been confirmed at' the office
of the Northwestern Steamship Com
Revivalists Reach Seattle.
SEATTLE, Wash., April 11. (Spc
clal.l-'-Tne Chapman party, which
closed a three weeks revival service
in Portland lost, night, began a two
weks campaign here tonight. De
taohed evangelists were sent to Tacoma
and Ballard for the same length of
time. Eight Seattle meetings were held
tonight A gathering in a big tent on
Third and James streets furnished tho
only .spectacular movement. There was
a band In attendance The party dls
bands after tho service of Seattle
White Swan to Pay WiMougnby.
BAKER CITY. Or.. April IL (Special.)
The Jury In the suit of W. P. Wllloughby
for services rendered tho White swan
Company for examining and reporting
upon the property, brought) in a vcrdlc
this morning for. $312.10. The amount
claimed .was , J
OREGON MAN ATTHE HEAD
BISHOP CASTLE TO PRESIDE AT
U. B. CONFERENCE.
Session at Topeka Will Be Attended
by Delegates From Churches All"-'
Over the World.
PHILOMATH, Or., April lO.-(SpeciaL)
Bishop Nicholas Castlo, D. D., of the
United Brethren Church, who resides
here, has started for the Middle Eastern
States where he will spend the present
month sitting with church boards in their
annual meetings, and on May 11 will pre
side over the opening session of the gen
eral conference of the church, to convene
in the Chamber of Representatives of
the State Capitol at Topeka, Kan.
United Brethrendom, from the scattered
Bishop Nicholas Castle, T. D., of
Philomath. Or., who will open the
general conference of the United
settlements of Middle Canada to the Gulf
of Mexico, and from the marts of the
Atlantic to the shores of the Pacific, with
s ecclesiastical jurisdictions in Germany,
Africa, China, Japan and the Philippines,
will be represented In the forthcoming
quadrennial assembly. The deliberations
of the session have been delegated to
1S6 ministers and as many laymen.
The general conference Is the highest
tribunal of the church, and in it all ec
clesiastical power, granted by discipline.
Is vested. Its province is to define the
boundaries of the annual conference, hear
and pass upon the reports of general
church officers, make and repeal rulC3
of discipline, settle cases submitted on
appeal from the decisions of annual con
ferences, and elect bishops and other
church officers. The bishops are cx-
ofiliclp members of the conferences and
preside over the sessions of the body.
The board of bishops consists of N.
Castle. D. D.. of Philomath. Or.; E. B.
Kephart. D. D., L. L. D., of Westervllle,
O.; G. W. M. Matthews. D. D.. of Chi
cago, 111.; and J. S. Mills. Ph. D., D. D.,
of Annville. Pa. Dr. Castle Is senior bishop
of the church, having served continuously
in the Episcopate since 1ST7. Much of
his ministry In the bishopric has been
devoted to the churches on the Pacific
According to official-statistics contained
In the yearbook of the church. It has
44 conferences and three mission dis
tricts: 10 presiding elders: 2319 preachers;
3300 organised churches; 332S church
houses, valued. Including grounds, at
$7,252,057; 253,611 communicants; 15G0 Young
Peoples' Christian Union societies, with
63.132 members and 34S6 Sunday schools
with an enrollment of 272.33S. The total
amount contributed to all purposes last
year was $1,510,670.
The same Pauline spirit that constrained
the old circuit riders to brave the perils
of pioneer days and preach the gospel
in America has Impelled scores of Ottcr
beln's disciples to propogate the faith
In foreign lands. As a result of six de
cades of zealous missionary effort, the
church has planted its standard in Af
rica. China, Japan and the Philippines.
The United Brethren Church Is fully
abreast of the times In Its provisions
for higher education, as shown in the
fact that it sustains 11 colleges and ono
theological somlnary. all thoroughly
equipped and accredited.
The denominational publications issue
from the printing establishment located
at Dayton, O. The Religious Telescope
the official organ of the church. Is edited
by Rev. J. L. Kephart, D. D.; the Wo
man's Evangel, by Mrs. B. F. Witt: The
Watchword, representing the Young Peo
ples Christian Union, by Rev. H. F.
Shupe. D. D. The Sunday-school literature
Is under the editorial management of
Drs. H. H. Fout and H. L. Thomson.
Tho aggressive spirit of the denomina
tion may be. seen in the gigantic enter
prises it Is bringing to completion. These
concern mission extension, college endow
ment and the erection of a magnificent
structure to accommodate the Increasing
business of the printing concern. The
building, 13 stories high, will cost $350,-
Two matters of especial importance that
will command the attention of the body
win oc tnc election of two new bishop?
ana a revision or tne administrative plan
ot tnc missionary work. 11 carried.- the
latter provision will make the home and
the foreign missionary department each
subject to a board of control and to
secretary ot supervision.
On May 4. 1774. Philip William Otter-
beln. having declared himself dissociated
from the German Reformed Church, began
on an Independent line ministerial labors
In Baltimore. Md.. and there laid the
cornerstone of the United Brethren faith.
Improve State Fair Grounds.
rvUKTil 1AK1.MA, wash.. April 10.
(Special.) The State Fair Board has or
ganized by electing S. J. Cameron presi
dent ana l.. u. Jancck treasurer. Z. Y.
Coleman was named as secretary for the
present It Is the desire of the Com
mission to secure a secretary for the
season. A salary of $100 a month will bo
paid, rne .Board decided to pav a su
perintendent of grounds 5600 per year and
rent free. A number of Improvements
will be made on the crounds. nmnn
XrhIch will be an art building and an ad
dition to the grandstand.
To Reorganize Little Hill.
BAKER CITY. Or.. April 11. (Special.)
C. B. Wise, ot Minneapolis. Is in this
city on matters relative to the settle
ment of the affairs of the Little Hill
Mining Company, situated near Weather-
by. Under the management of the prcs
cnt company debts were incurred which
caused a lot of litigation. The holdings
were secured by tne Sheriff, and the time
for redemption has expired. Mr. Wise is
the largest holder of stock, and he prob
ably will organize a new company.
Snow House for Siiverton.
SILVERTON, Or.. April IL (Special.)
The foundation is being laid for a large
opera-house. L. J. Adams and Edwin
Porter arc behind the enterprise. Tho
building will be 00 feet wide and 170 feet
long, and will be constructed of wood
The stage will bo 25x35 feeL
John Hahn Is Postmaster.
ASTORIA, April U.-(Special.) Hon
John Halm received his commission today
Jjaa .gpgttnaaier, la tbjs city4 aad he .wmjLcn5:ineei: meanwhile ligf reversed, ana
HAS HO SUBSTITUTE
take charge of the office on next Satur
day, succeeding Grenville Reed, whose
term has expired. Mr. Hahn has reap
pointed Otto F. Hellborn as assistant
Working on Oratorical Contest.
M'MINNVILLE, Or., April 11. (Spe
cial.) The local Prohibition League is ac
tively at work preparing for the state
oratorical contest of the league, which
will be held at this place Friday evening,
April 14. The committee on entertainment
Is busy securing places of entertainment
for the visitors. The contest, which is the
fourth annual one hold by the league, will
occur In the opera-house, and there will
be six orators.
New Officials in Chairs.
EUQENE. Or., April 11. (Special.) The
annual meeting of the City Council was
held last night. Reports of retiring offi
cers were received and the newly-elected
officers were sworn In, as follows: F. M.
Wllklns. Mayor; T. H. Garrett, L. O.
Bcckwlth, Darwin Brlstow and S. S.
Spencer, Councilmen; B. F. Dorris, Re
corder; F. Relsnor, Treasurer. The ap
pointive officers were all reappointed.
Electric Roads Will Pay.
EUGENE, Or., April 11. (Special.) M.
S. Taft, of New York, one of theCprlncI-
pal capitalists back ot the Willamette
Valley Electric Railway Company, which
proposes building a system of roads ra
diating from Eugene, is here on business
connected with the enterprise. Mr. Taft
says he can already see sufficient traffic
to Insure a profitable business from the
Wasco Purse Is Full.
HOOD RIVER. Or.. April ll.-(Spccial.)
County Treasurer Donnel reports that
Wasco County Is out of debt and with
money In the treasury is paying all
claims In cash. It Is expected that
there will be a deficit before taxes come
in next year, but the amount ''will not
be large. Tho county has not been In
such a good way financially for years.
Doty Dry Kilns Burn.
CHEHALIS, Wash.. April II. (Special.)
Last night the dry kilns of the Doty
Lumber Company, at Doty, 20 miles west
of Chehalls on the South Bend branch
ot the Northern Pacific Railway, caught
lire ana ournea. Lne loss was about
$7000, and the insurance was halt that
amount. The big sawmill ot the plant
inarrowly escaped destruction.
Traction Engine Kills Pioneer.
ANACONDA, Mont, April 11. While
moving a house this morning, Cyrus Bar
ker, a pioneer of Anaconda and formerly
a well-known contractor of Now Bruns
wick, was crushed to death by his trac
tion engine. He had stopped the engine
and was near the wheels when It sud
denly started, rolling over him and killing
him almost instantly.
Holds His Land With Bullets.
CULLMAN, Ariz., April 11. Stato
Senator R. D. Hipp, an attorney, was
shot and instantly killed and Deputy
Sheriff J. H. Dunlap was probably fa
tally wounded by Jonn W. Williams 20
miles east of this city today. Hipp and
Dunlap had gone to oust Williams from
a tract of land.
Calls Evidence Hard Names.
VICTORL. B. C April 11. T. P. Davis
continued reading evidence regarding Al
exander Dunsmulr's sanity In the Hopper-
Dunsmuir caso today, and attacked the
evidence for the plnlntlff, which ho said
was largely made up of the testimony ot
ladles maids, bartenders and bell boys,
who were at variance regarding dates.
H. L. Salnave as Inspector
OLYMPIA, Wash.. April ll.-(SpccIal.)
H. L. Salnave, of Spokane, has been ap
pointed Deputy Labor Commissioner. Fac
tory and Mill Inspector, by Labor Com
missioner Hubbard. Mr. Salnave will
have charge of the factory inspection
work In Eastern Washington. He Is a
railway fireman and engineer.
Jap Bail-Payers Coming.
VICTORIA, B. C. April 11. The Wa
seda University baseball team, of Toklo,
sailed from Yokohama on April 4 for
San Francisco to play a series of games
In the United States.
QUESTION OP INDORSEMENT UP
New Dealers Undecided Whether to
Act B.efore or After Primary.
Whother to indorse a Republican
candidate for Mayor for the primaries
or to indorse the candidate chosen by
the party at tho primaries Is agitating
the New Deal, and the question will
probably crop out at a committee meet
ing tomorrow night at 100 Second
street. A strong element is opposed to
Indorsement before the primaries and
seems likely to win the battle. ". H.
McGary will address the meeting on
general Republican topics.
Tonight a meeting of the Fifth Ward
New Dealers will be held at 109 Sec
ond street for the purpose of agreeing-
on candidates for eight precinct com
mitteemen and on a candidate for ono
Wonderful Escape From Death.
LARAMIE. Wyo.. April 11. A little
girl named O'Connor has had
a' remarkable escape from death be
neath the wheels of a locomotive. The
child, with two others, was crossing
the Union Pacific tracks on her way to
school. Her companions passed in
front of an approaching freight train,
and called to her to follow. She hesi
tated, and then, when the train was
barely 10 feet away, made a dash. Di
rectly In the center, of the track her
foo slipped and she fell on her hands
and knees. The pilot of the locomotive
struck her and threw her into the air.
where she turned a complete somer
sault, and again fell on the track. The
the locomotive stopped, with the pilot
over the child's body. Had the engina
gone another foot she would hava
been crushed to death. She was found
to be severely bruised.
ON THE -RESIDENT'S TRAIN
The Routine of the Day While on
From Letter to Philadelphia Press:
The train, to be known as the Presi
dent's Special, consists of three cars a
private coach for his own use and the ac
commodation of personal guests, a Pull
man sleeper for the use of newspaper cor
respondents, the clerical and telegraph
force, and a combination dining and bag
gage car. The private car used by the
President has, of course, every improve
ment and Invention fcr the comfort and
convenience of the travelers. The Presi
dent has for his use a handsome bedroom
fitted up with a brass bed, wardrobe and
lavatory, while there are similar rooms
for the use of his personal guests. There
is a dining-room, which Is also a louns-ing-room
and library at will, and a pleas
ant sitting-room or observatory In the
rear of the car. There Is a comfortable
bathroom and barber-shop; also writing
tables, with desks and easy chairs to in
While on an extended trip Mr. Roose
velt ordinarily rises about 7 o'clock, has a
morning bath and la shaved by his valet,
or at times shaves himself. He Is an ex
pert in the use of a razor while the train
Is running at 50 or 60 miles an hour. For
shaving under these circumstances, how
ever, he usually prefers a safety razor.
At S o'clock he has breakfast served, and
has at table with him his secretary, Mr.
Loeb, and the guests who may be In the
same car, and usually two or three of
the newspaper men who are on board the
train. He is an entertaining host, and
the meal Is always sure to be enlivened
with jokes and interesting conversation.
The President never smokes, so that soon
after breakfast Is finished he slt3 down
to his desk and goes over the mall. This
mail reaches him at various points, and
Is always expedited as much as possible,
so that he is kept in close touch with the
Government offices .m Washington.
Just as In the White House offices. Mr.
Loeb first goes over the mall, and refers
that which needs the President's personal
attention to the latter. Then there are
always a number ot telegrams that have
reached the train during the night, and
these are read and replies dictated 11
necessary. Tne lircsiacnc aisposes 01 i
correspondence, and never falls to send
a personal letter each day to Mrs. Roose
velt and messages to the children. The
remainder of the day Is spent In conver
sation with visitors on board.
As the Presidential train passes tnrougn
the various states. Senators and otner
prominent public men visit it, and some
of them ride through the states with the
President. These men have to be enter
tained, and the President devotes consid
erable time to them, discussing local and
National affairs. When the train leaves
Washington it carries a good-sized Horary
of current literature and the latest publi
cations, for tho President Is an omnivor
ous reader. Much ot his time, wnen no
can get away from the public and public
men, on the train is given up to dooks
and magazines. His reading tancs a wiaa
range. Many ot tho books, scientific,
philosophic, or works of fiction, the Pres
ident reads In tne original u. uiey De oy
French or German authors.
"Mr. "Roosevelt w-uld prefer lounging in
a comfortable business suit while spend
ing his time on the railway tram, nut as
h Is comoelled to show, himself at im
portant towns and cities, he finds It neces
sary to keep "dressea up. -we appears i
the same sort of clothes he usually wears
during business hours at the TVhltn
House, that is. a black irock coat ana
vest with light gray trousers, whrt he
goes to the observation end ot tne car to
make a little speech or to bow to the
crowds at the stations, he puts on his silk,
hat. but for most ot the time he is bare
headed on the train. There is not a great
deal of variety in his railway lire, as
much the same character of crowds are
met each day, and he has to make much
the same kind, of speeches at eacn stop
The newspaper-men and others In tho
party occupy the Pullman car. and unless
their duties demand it, or they are In
vited, they do not visit the President's
private car. Mr. Roosevelt is fond, how
ever, of calling in the newspaper men and
chatting with them on all sorts of sub
jects, and many a jolly hour is, spent in
the dining-room of his car. Surrounded
by men whom he knows, he throws off all
restraint, and discusses public men and
measures frankly and breczily-
When the public receptions are over and
the President's special runs out to the
edge of the Texas- hunting grounds, then
Mr. Roosevelt will begin thoroughly to
enjoy himself. The high hat and formal
frock coat will be discarded, and he will
-leave the train dressed In a hunting suit
Of well-worn khaki, with gaiters and leg
gins, a slouch hat or sombrero, on his
head and an ample handkerchief tied
about his throat. He will mount his horse
and wave good-bye to the train and its
occupants, and be off with a few guides
for the game fields. He will not cut him
self loose altogether from the itinerant
White House, for a relay of messengers
will be ready to follow him and keep -up
communication with the outside world".
His longest hunt on this trip will be in
Colorado, and there he will live as close
to Nature as possible. He expects to sleep
outdoors In a sleeping-bag. with no other
shelter over him. He Is Impatient to get
Into the mountain wilds and breathe the
exhilarating atmosphere ot the Rockies.
What he does and how he lives on one
of these hunting trips are never revealed,
except as he sees fit to relate his exprl
ences. His hosts are always close
mou'thed. and the hunting guides would
not gossip about the President's exploits
for a gold mine.
Colorado Makes Provision.
DENVER. Colo.. April H.-(Speclal.)
Governor McDonald today signed tho "bill
making an appropriation and providing
for a State Commission for the Lewis and
Clark Exposition at Portland. The appro
priation Is 513.000. and the commission is
to consist of three members.