BODY BURNS ON A PM OF LOGS Murdered Man's Remains Are Charred in Flames Beyond Possible Identification. SOUTHERN OREGON CRIME Coroner's Jury Finds Evidences of a Struggle, a Pool of Blood and the Hat of the Slain. GLEXDALE, Or.. May 2. (Special.) At daylight yesterday morning Track walker Holtz discovered evidence of a most foul murder having been committed two miles north of this city. Obsening x smoldering fire along the track among ome logs, he investigated to ascertain if there was any danger of the fire spread ing. On approaching the fire he saw what appeared to be the charred body of a man. amidst a lot of smoldering chunks. Holtz Immediately came to town and Informed the section foreman, who, with an officer, went to the scene. It was im mediately apparent that a murder had been committed and the body burned. Leaving a man to guard the place, the men returned to town, where Justice of the Peace Montgomery summoned a Coroner's jury and began a searching in vestigation. Plain evidences of the crime were v isible near the track, a trail as of a body dragged down the hill about 50 feet, a spot where the murderer had evidently stopped to select a place to dispose of the body, a pool of blood, the dead man's hat. with two matches stuck in the hat band and the body itself burned to a crisp, told of a brutal murder, and. the deliberate at- ; tempt to dispose of all evidence of the j crime. ine uoroners jury cureiuuy preserved such portions of the body as iuld be, but after searching every pos sible clew report that nothing whatever remains to identify the body or to locate the murderer. Sheriff McCIallen came from Roseburg to assist in the search, today, but up to a late hour this afternoon was still in the dark as to any clew. It was as certained that a passing engine crew no ticed the fire at about 3:20 yesterday mprning. and saw a man standing by the fire, apparently warming himself. Be lieving it a stray hobo they gave no further thought to it. As no one is miss ing from the community it is generally believed the tragedy is the result of a c.jarrel among the numerous tramp fra ternity. MONEY WILD BLAZE A TRAIL Proposed Lylc-Washougal Road Lies Over Rough Country. OLYMFIA, Yash.. May 2. (Special.) Tho Highway Commission had under consideration today the state road to be located in accordance with the provisions of the omnibus road bill, between Lyle. In Klickitat County, and Washougal, In Clark County, a distance of 60 miles. Of ,hc $15,000 appropriated, $3500 will be ex pended on the road in Klickitat County. J1000 in Skamania and 51500 In Clark. No part of the road has ever been con ttructed except a small portion In Clark County, and as It crosses mountainous territory the $15,000 appropriated and the $7500 that must be expended by the coun ties themselves will do no more than the locating of the right of way and perhaps some of the slashing. Ther appeared before the board A. T. Ritchardson, County Surveyor, of Klicki tat Counly. and c. O. Williams. County Surveyor of Skaroanla County. Tho next meeting of the commission will be held May S. RACE FOR RICH COAL FIELDS Burlington and Philadelphia Survey ors on the Field. BUTTE. Mont.. May 2. A Miner spe cial from Brldger. Mont., says there Is a race on between railroad surveyors tft get into the Bear Creek coal fields. Philadelphia capitalists are "behind one set of engineers, w'hlle the Burlington is said to be. sending a party of 40 men into the. Bear Creek country from its Toluca-Cody branch. Tho route, of the Burlington party Is said to embrace Cooke City and the Sunlight mining districts, recognized as two of the best mining sections in the state without a railroad outlet for their ores. The Philadelphia promoters have se cured a right of way from Brldger to the mouth of Bear Creek. The Phila delphia men are believed to be acting in conjunction with the Bear Creek Coal Company, of Red Lodge, Mont. ASYLUM TO BE TOM'S HOME Formal Action Has Not. Yet Been Taken by Court at Chchalis.. CHEHALIS. Wash.. May 2. (Spccial.) Tom Brown, who killed his father, will be sent to the insane asylum, owing to the decision of the jury last night in his case. Formal action has not yet been taken by the court, but that is the de cision of the authorities. The sentiment on the streets last night was very much averse to the prisoner and tho Jury that acquitted him. It was thought by many that there would be a compromise verdict ot manslaughter, but that a jury would declare the boy not guilty In the face of the strong evidence of the state few believed. There were even suggestions of lynohlng and tar and feathers, but there were no leaders for such a plan, and nothing more serious than talk resulted. GARFIELD VISITS HIS MOTHER Federal Commissioner Will Not Talk on OH Investigation. - PASADENA, Cal . May 2. Commission er James R. Garfield, of the Federal Bureau of Corporations, is in. Pasadena visiting his mother. Mrs. Lucretla Gar field. Ho has been Investigating the oil Industry of the West and came here directly from San Francisco. Mr. Garfield declines to discuss the re suite .of his trip and declares that such information as nc has gathered must be ottbmlttcd to the President before it can b made public. Before returning to Washington, which he expects to do in two weeks. Mr. Garfield will visit Los Angeles and other cities of the South to confer with some of the principal oil men. MINNESOTA IS IN TROUBLE. Hill's Big Liner's Engines Disabled and Voyage Is Delayed. POST TOWNSEND, Waa., May - (Special.) Misfortune seems to be pur suing Jim Hill's monster steamship Min nesota. The vessel called from here -at noon today, but had not gotten outside of Cape .Flattery when a serious accident occurred to one of the twin engines; dis abling JL The vessel, anchored to inves tigate, and lost a. big niud -h'ook-. and thirty fathoms' of chain. . ' The Minnesota Is pow. anchored here awaiting orders and will probably 5-eturn to Seattle for repair. " ' BUNKER GETS . RIVE 'YEARS -rr- .s ' I California Senator -Convicted of Ac cepting, a Bribe. SACRAMENT Cat.. May 2. Ex-State Senator Harry Bunkers, of San Francisco, convicted of accepting a bribe, was today sentenced to ?erve five years in the peni tentiary at San Quentln. Warehouse Fire at Bay City. 5 AN FRANCISCO. May 2.r-FJre broke out in the property of the Arizona Ware house Company at Sixth and King streets late yesterday .and the building and its consents were totally destroyed.. The "loss will amount to at least '$150;000. The stock destroyed was of a varied character and the greatest difficulty was experienced in extinguishing the fire in a section that contained oil. sulphur and other combustibles. The following were among the heaviest losers: Alaska Packers' Association, Ar nold Hardware Company. Ames & Har ris, Baker Zc Hamilton. Balfour. Guthrie & Co., John Powers Rubber Company. Beck. Wakefield & Co., W. F. Boardman & Co., Commercial Pacific Cable Com pany, A. Gutsch, Hills Bros.. Bates & Co.. and H. D. Hume. Stamp Law Not Yet In Force. OLYMPIA. Wash.. May 2. (Special The Superior Court today sustained the Attorney-General's demurrer to the com plaint In the action brought by the Na tional Trading Stamp Company, of Seat tle, to test the new anti-trading stamp act. The argument of the Attorney-General was that such an action, which was an application for a writ of mandate restraining the Governor and Attorney .General from enforcing the law. could not be maintained against those officers and that in any event the action was brought prematurely, inasmuch as the law does not go into effect until June S. The prob able result will be dismissal of the case followed by appeal to the Supreme Court by the trading stamp company. Refunding of Hawaiian Loan. SAN FRANCISCO. May 2. A. L. C. At- klnson. cretarv of tiie Terrltorv of Hawaii, arrived "here today. He will go I to Washington and proceed to take up i the matter of refunding the Hawaiian loan of $700,000 under the provisions of the act of the Legislature. 51E 11 NOT FEAST EYES FREDA'S MOTHER WANTS TO SEE GUGLIELMO HANGED. Penitentiary Superintendent Denies the Request of Mrs. Guarascin, Whose Daughter Was Shot. SALEM. Or., May 2. -Special.) Gugllclmo's hope for executive clem ency Is apparently vain, and there Is little room for doubt that he wlli hang on Friday at noon for the murder of Freda Guarascla. District Attorney John Manning, who prosecuted the case, and J. 43. Cieland. the trial Judge, have both written to the Governor with rec ommendations against executive inter ference with the judgment of death passed upon Gugllelmo. Nothing new has developed since the trial, when the jury heard the murderer's defense and found him guilty of murder In the first degree. That he was under the influ ence of liquor when he committed the deed Is the only defense Gugllelmo has ever had. and this is what Is urged In his behalf now. Five of his Italian friends came from Portland today to visit Gugllelmo. They also sought an audience with the Governor, but the chief executive was out of the city. They left a request that the Governor grant a respite of 30 days, so that they may secure from the King of Italy a request for the commutation of sentence. As the King of Italy could offer no stronger reason for executive clemency than has al ready been presented. It Is not likely that tlie respite will be granted. Superintendent James, of the Oregon penitentiary, said this evening that he will refuse to grant Mrs. Guarascla's re quest to be a witness at the hanging of the man who killed her daughter. WELCOMED TO BAKER CITY Woodmen of Oregon Gather In State Convention. BAKER CITY, Or.. May 2. (Special.') The delegates to the state convention of the Woodmen ot the World gathered from all points of the compass in this city today. The local camp has shown a commendatory sprit in cordially re ceiving the visitors and the (members spent the afternoon in pointing out such interesting features as the place affords. A formal reception took place at the opera-house' this evening. The state delegate from this city. O. B. Mount, as chairman, selected the Mayor. C. A. Johns, to make the ad dress of welcome. After a few con gratulatory remarks, the speaker dwelt for a while upon a plea for unity among Oregonlans. to which gather ings of this nature were most conduc-. ive, contending that a movement of this kind was necessary to the upbuild ing of the state and the general wel fare of the people. M. N. Miller, of Lane County, respond ed with a comparative recapitulation of the progress of the times with fra ternity as Its greatest and most won derful achievement. Tho Woodmen of the World were now. the speaker said. 750.000 strong, and had written over $1,000,000,000 In Insurance. J. W. Simmons spoke upon Wood craft as an order and discussed Its growth. He said he was the only man among the delegation from Oregon who was not seeking office, and elucidated the point with a humorous story. Stephen A. Lowell, of Pendleton, made the rhetorical efTort of the even ing, and in a finished and scholarly ad dress 'won the hearts of the audience and elicited generous applause.. He en deavored to show that tho mission of the fraternities was to ralsethe body politic, cleanse the big cities of cor ruption and purify tho people- Judge W. C. Bond's remarks- were short and. spicy on account of the late ness ,of the hour. He was the last speaker. Music was Interspersed with the speeches. Tomorrow the convention meets, and the work of making great men begins. Directors at the Chautauqua. OREGON CITY, Or.. May 2.-t-(Spe-clai.) The management of the Wil lamette Valley Chautauqua Association has employed. Professor Frederick W. Goodrich, of Portland, as musical di rector for the 1805 assembly! 'Profes sor O. 34. Babhett, f the Portland Y. M. C A., has been engaged a$ physical director.,, . SEVEN MEN PICKED Trial of J. T. Dickens for Mur der Has Been Begun. HEARING AT M'MINNVILLE Sheridan Hotelkceper Is Charged With the Killing or Marvin I. Potter on the Street In His Home Town. M'MINNVILLE. Or.. May 2. Special.) Judge George Burnett convened a spe cial term of court today to try the case of the State of Oregon against John T. Dickens, a well-known hotelkeeper of Sheridan, charged with the crime of mur der in the first degree. The specific charge against the defendant is that of killing Marvin L. Potter, a fellow-townsman. November 14. 33M, on a street In Sheridan. As yet no particulars of the case have been made public. Both parties are well known In Sheridan and vicinity and con siderable Interest Is being manifested in tho case When court was opened the auditorium was filled. The afternoon was consumed, in selecting a jury. From the entire jury list only seven persons were accepted by the attorneys. Judge Bur nett then ordered a new list to be chosen and adjourned court for the day. The case will probably not be opened until late tomorrow. The defendant has employed McCain & Vinton to handle the case. They will be aided by George BrownelL of Oregon City, and J. T. Simpson, of Sheridan. The case will be prosecuted by District Attorney John McNary and Roswell Connor. JOSEPHINE AT THE FAIR. County Court Votes a Larger Sam for Its Exhibit. GRANT'S PASS. Or.. May 2 (Spe cial.) The Josephine County Court to- day by tne unanimous vote of Judge J. O. Booth and Commissioners C. F. Lovelace and J. T. Logan, appropriated ! $1500 to be added to the appropriation of $1000 made unanimously by the court for the display of the county ex hibit of minerals, agriculture and tim ber at the Lewis and Clark Fair. As a committee to have charge of the exhib it the court appointed C. L. Mangum. president of the Grant's Pass Miners j Association; A. H. Carson, the largest j grapegrower in Southern Oregon and j a member of the State Board of HortI- j culture, and R. Thomas, a leading busl- ness man of Grant's Pass. The court i also appointed Dennis Stovall to have 1 charge of the exhibit at the Fair. j A well-attended meeting of business I .men of Grant's Pass under the auspices i of the Miners Association, was held , this evening, in which Hon. W. K. New ell, superintendent for the Lewis and Clark Fair horticultural exhibit, was present and gave an address In which lie outlined the work of preparing & county exhibit. Addresses were made iby Judge Booth and prominent busi ness men and it was determined that the citizens of Grant's Pass would co operate to the fullest in making the Josephine County exhibit one of the best at the Fair. While Grant's Pass now maintains a very complete mineral exhibit at the rooms of the Miners' Association "It was decided to enlarge the scope of this local exhibit and embrace all the products of the county. The question of the association erecting a building of its own for holding the exhibit was considered and a future meeting is to be held more fully to take up the mat ter and take steps towards raising funds for the building and exhibit. IN THE COURT OF APPEALS Large Number of Cases Have Been Handed Down. SAN FRANCISCO. May 2. In the United States Court of Appeals, rever sals have been entered and causes re manded for new trials In the follow ing cases: United States- vs. Montana Lumber & Manufacturing Company, the Northern Pacific Railroad Company and others, from Montana; First National Bank of Council Bluffs against J. A. Moore, from Iowa: Frank Richmond vs. the Oregon Railroad & Navigation Company, from Washington; United States vs. Eleanor BIrdscyc. adminis tratrix of the estate of Charles G. BIrdseye, from Montana. A motion to dismiss has been granted In the case of J. S. Roberts, adminis trator of Joe Calrlo. deceased, against the Great Northern Railroad Company, from Washington. . Decisions In the lower courts have been affirmed In the following cases: Tyee Consolidated Mining Company vs. John Doe Jennings (Lcander Anderson), from Alaska; Mutual Reserve Life Insur ance Company, of New York. vs. Priscilla Dobler, from Oregon; Marc Sing vs. United States of America, from Washing ton. The decision in the case of Ansel Easton vs. George Woestcnholm & Sons, Ltd., has been affirmed with costs. CAPTURES SLYTEEN FISH NETS Warden Vnn Dusen Makes Law breakers on Columbia Suffer. SALEM, Or., May 2. (Special.) The capture ot five gillnets, averaging 700 feet In length, and 11 setnets, found in the Columbia River during the first 14 Jays of April, before the open .season began. Is the record made by Master Fish Warden Van Dusen in the enforce ment of the fish laws. In his report to the Fish Commission today he said that these nets have been confiscated. In addition to this, one man was ar rested and fined $50 for fishing on tho Rogue River during the closed season and two men have been nrrested and will be tried tomorrow for fishing on the Clackamas without a license. Mr. Van Dusen also reported that he has just received a letter from Engi neer Jloffatt, of Oregon City, saying that the trouble at the flshway over the falls will be remedied, so that sal mon may easily ascend the Willamette River. Notified of Mead's Visit. SALEM, Or., May 2. (Special.) Mas ter Fish Warden Van Dusen received a letter today from the Washington Fish Commissioner saying that Governor Mead, the Attorney-General and him self wll bo at Astoria Thursday to vUit the channels cf the Columbia River where the boundary line between the. two states Is In dispute Attorney-General Crawford, of this state. Is at Pendleton, trying cases be fore the Supreme Court, and "may not be able to go to Astoria at that time, but Governor Cbnmberlain may be there to meet the Washington officials. Games Closed at Oregon City. OREGON" CITY, Or., May 2. (Special.) Otkoh City is boa a- closed tows, se far as games of chance are concerned. While twenty-one, craps, roulette and faro and like game were suppressed Jan uary 1 last, at the same time money paying slot machines were ordered re moved, the playing of poker has not been Interfered with. But the three poker games that have been conducted In this city since the first of the year have been put out of business and Oregon City is strictly a closed town on the gambling question. Paint 3Ian Is Attached. BAKER CITY. Or.. May 2. (Special.) -The business of T. H. TorgIer .paints and oils, was closed yesterday by at tachment, at the Instance of Fisher. Thorsen & Co., of Portland. The claim Is for balance on book account for $3153.83. The property is how In the Sheriff's hands, with a keeper In charge. Mr. Thorsen was In Baker City last week, but was unable to perfect a sat isfactory settlement, so. through his attorneys, he was forced to adopt this course. Torgler left Immediately for Portland, where, if possible, it Is In tended to make satisfactory arrange ments with his creditors. Sues for. a Seized Net. SALEM, Or.. May 2. (Special.) Fish Warden Van Dusen was today made defendant in & replevin suit brought by Hans Peterson to recover a net seized while Anton Peterson had It In the river at Astoria. Hans claims the net and says Anton had it out washing Jt. The Fish Commlsion direct ed tht Warden to fight the case to a fin ish, .for Jf a case -of this kind be com promised there will be no- end to viola tion of the law regarding 'salmon fishing. - Fatal. Shootiaa; at Butte. BUTTE. Mont., Ma'y 2. William Phelan was shot tonight and It is believed fatally wounded, by ."Harry -Smith, fluxing a row in a Dublin GulchvsaIoon- Smith claims he was attacked "by, Phelan,, and. to save himself from being beaten to the floor by the fists of Phelan. he "drew his revolver and fixed, the1 bullet -passing through Phelan's groin. According "to the 'physicians tonight there Is little J hope of Phelan living. Phelan wag the. star witness for the de fense in the recent Stattery murder trial. Charged AVlth Miser's Murder. GRANT'S PASS. Or., May 2. (Special.) Sheriff Lewis returned .today from Cres cent City with Andy Ingram, charged with being a participant in the murder of William Dunlap, an old miner, killed at "hla. house in Louse Creek two years ago. Ingram was bound over to appear at the next term of the Circuit Court and was .taken tonight to Jacksonville by Sheriff Lewis and held in jail there, so as not to be near, his accomplice, Esley Dod son. who wap arrested here and Is held in the County Jail here..- WILD IN BARKS LIKE DOG RESIDENTS OF TACOMA NORTH END IN STATE OF TERROR. Children Have Been Frightened by Strange Being Who Crawls on the Ground. TACOMA. Wash.. May 2.-(Special.) A wild man who crawlg on his hands and knees and barks like a dog is said to have terrorized residents of the North End. He was seen by several children this morning and again about noon by Mrs. .A. W. Semple. w.ho lives at 305 North Thirty-first street. Mrs. Semple at once notified the police and. detectives were sent out to capture the man. The Semple home Is near the gulch at the end of Water street. Several times this forenoon children who' were playing about the place reported to Mrs. Semple that there was a man In the gulch who crawled on the ground and barked at them like a dog. In telling the story. Mrs. Semple pays: "As 1 went down Into the gulch I could hear what I believed was a dog barking and suddenly only a short distance ahead of me a man raised up on his knees, ap parently, though I could see only his head and part of his body on account of brush. I stopped and he barked at me. Then he growled anTl showed his teeth. I was much frightened. He commenced barking again and dropped down so 1 could see only the top of his head. Then he started to crawl toward me and I turned and ran for my nearest neighbor's, who had a telephone." Mrs. Semple says that the man wore no hat or coaL Rush at the Land Office. OREGON CITY, Or., May 2.-(SpciaJ.) The throwing open to settlement of townships 5 to 13, inclusive, south, range 4 east, was the occasion for a great rush of applicants at the Oregon City Land Office today. Much of the best land was promptly filed upon, the officers of the land office and their assistants expedi tiously disposing of the bueiness. Robber Did Not Get All. SALEM. Or.. May 2.-(Speeia.l.)-While A. H. Damon, an aged express driver, was working In his stable tonight he was suddenly 3elzed from behind by a robber who choked him and then rifled his pock etc. The robber secured $S In silver but overlooked $20 In paper money. The thief has not been caught. Site for Idaho Capital. BOISE. Idaho. May 2. (Special.) The Capitol building commission tonight se lected the present site for the new build ing. The Central School block adjoining will be added, the board having agreed to sell it for $25.0. less than half Its value. This gives a frontage on Jefferson street of 67D feet and a depth of 2St. Blue Laws for Salem. SAL?:M. Or.. May 2.-(Speclal.) The Salem City Council proposes to close all theaters, shooting galleries and similar places of amusement on Sunday and an ordinance was introduced tonight for that purpose. Divorces Granted at Oregon City. OREGON CITY. Or.. May 2. (Sps claL) Judge McBrlde today granted the following divorces: Maggie A. Bur ley vs. Albert R. Barley; Emma R. Montgomery ve. Robert F Montgomery. NORTHWEST DEAD. John H". Davis. SILVERTON, Or., May 2.-John H. Davis, one of Oregon's early pioneers, died at the home of his son, J. F. Davis, in this city, last evening, after & lingering illness. Mr. Davis was born in New York June 27. ISM, and settled in Oregon in the year of 1S5L He was always prominent in politics, advocating Republican prin ciples, and was a charter member of the Masonic lodge at SUvcrton. Hon. Allen Parker. ALBANY. Or., May Z Honorable Allen Parker, one ot Oregon's beat-known pioneers, and at one time the leading citizen of Albany, died at Toledo, Lla coin' County, late last night, at the ad vanced, age of years. Mr. Parker sad bea 111 for mm ttee. MADE IN TO FULL Los Angeles Merchants Pay Compeller of Clouds. DISCHARGED GAS- IN AIR Charles Hatfield Uses a Chimney as His Vehicle, and Says He At- tracts the Favorable -Forces "of Nature. LOS ANGELES, CaL, May 2.-Charl Hatfield, a "rainmaker" who has' been working since. December 15 latt to pro duce 18 Inches of rain for Southern Cali fornia by May 1, on a pledge of a num ber or Los Angeles merchants to pay him $16(0 if he succeeded, has completed his demonstrations and today was paid a large proportion of the turn promised. The remainder of the amount guaranteed .him will be paid shortly, It Is said. The fall of rain In Los Angeles during the season ending May 1 has been 1S.S Inches, which far excf eds the fall' of last .season and Is above the n6rmal annual precipitation for this sectioil. Hatfield established his "ralnmaklng" plant In AJtadnna. in the foothills of the mountains, some SO miles from Los Angelts. December 15, and the amount ot rainfill from that date in the immediate locality of his plant has been 2M$ Inches. Hatfield's method Is a generation of gas and .ts discharge Into the atmosphere from a- chimney, which has the result, he claims of attracting forces ot nature which compel moisture to form and be. precipitated in the shape; of rain. Gale on Southern Coast. ' LOS ANGELES, May i Following last night's rain storm Los Angeles and the Southern California coast has teen visited today by a gale of tvlnd which attained a velocity of 35 relies an hour, the high est .recorded during the month of May In the history of the local' Government observatory. '. TURNED HOSE ON THE DRIVERS Seattle Firemen Suspended for Soak ing Nonunion Men. SEATTLE, May 2. While there- were several small disturbances by sympa thizers of the striking brewery employes today,, no violence wag repbrted, and the special police were, not called upon to in terfere. Twofiremen were suspended for 30 .days by the. Fire Chief for turning the hose on a brewery wagon driven by non union drivers. Five local unions pledged the strikers their moral support, and indorsed the boy cott on local beer. The joint local execu tive board of brewery employes received telegraphic advices today from the secre tary of the international union -Indorsing the strike and pledging all the support they might require There has -been no talk of overtures for peace on either side. UNION LABOR 3IAN WINS. Daggett Is Elected Mayor of Spokane .on Democratic Ticket. SPOKANE, May 2. Floyd L. Daggett, Democrat, present City Comptroller, was elected Mayor today by a plurality of 245 over W. H. Acuft. Republican. Henry Llllenthal. Independent, polled nearly 1600. while the Socialist candidate, C. H. Bungay, had over SCO. Harry Eggleston. Democrat, for Treasurer, and Robert Falrley, Democrat, for Comptroller, were also elected. The City Council, as a result of today's election, will be a tie, five to five, but next year, when the second-year men elected today take their seats, the Coun cil will stand seven Democrats to three Republicans. Mayor-elect Daggett is com mitted to union labor and the short-hour day. Sllverton to Be Wide Open. SILVERTON. Or.. May 1. (Special.) A great deal of Interest was taken In the annual city election held here yes terday, in which the taxpayers' ticket, headed by L. J. Adams for Mayor, was successful. The other ticket, known as the citizens' ticket, which stood for a closed Sunday saloon and a strict en forcement of the laws, was headed by Dr. F. M. Brooks for Mayor. The suc cessful officers were backed by the ealoonmen, and it is supposed that they will dominate the policy of the city government, and the result of the elec tion will mean a wide-open town. 'Charged "With Polygamy. OREGON CITY. Or.. May 2. (Special.) In an affidavit filed today In an attempt to oust Peter Kern as administrator of his deceased, wife's estate, Kern Is charged with polygamy. It I alleged In the affidavit, which is subscribed to by Frank Dowty, that Kern has a wife liv ing In Germany from whom he has never been divorced. Kern married Mrs. Kern No. 2 In this county in 1S92, and sh died a few weeks ago, leaving an estate of the value of $3060. The proceedings to depose Kern as ad ministrator has been Instituted by the heirs-at-law of the deceased. Kern Is a resident of Clarkes, Clackamas County. Fire Loss at 'Wallpvra. WALLOWA, Or., May 2. Only a favor able north wind saved the entire business portion of the town: "of Wallowa, which was visited by a bad fire at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon. As It was, nearly $7009 damage was dpne. The blaze originated in the rlof of the Hotel Wallowa. The fire spread west ward, burning a law office, telephone of fice and variety store and the Johnson public halL The losses follow: R. Mc Crae, hotel and furnishings, $3000; Charles Brown, variety store, $3600; J. S. John son, public hall, $H60; William Sherod, law office, $300. Clerks "Wrestle "With Kcs. OLYMPIA, Wash., May 2. (Special.) All brewers and coworkers employed by the Olympia. Brewing Company are act ing with the dowa-gound striking brew ers and the plant here was closed today. Stenographers and -clerks donned rough clothes and rustled Icegs in. an- attempt to fill orders from the .steek qn hand. About 76 men are Involved here In the strike. Saerr Storms la Meataaa. BUTTE, Mont, May 2. Reports iross Eastern Montana tonight indicate that a general snow storm is prevailing; with, a considerable lowering of the tesaperature. The stoma is not of aaasual severity asd will greatly benefit the range, which has been greatly la need of moisture for some time. iBdlcted for Italian's Marder. SAN FRANCISCO. May. 3. The xr&sd fury has presented an Indictment agatoet FWxa Tsrturicl and bis wife, Koa Ter- A MATTE &AKlH3 POWDER Absolutely Pure HAS MO SUBSTITUTE turid, charging them with the murder of Blaggio Vlladro on the night of April th. WEAXHER CROP BULLETIN. OHthMk la OrAfoa mad Waahtagtea Prom la, Secplte Cold. WASHINGTON. May 2. The Wi.ther Bu reau's weekly summary of crap conditions says: While the temperature condition of the week ending May 1 were much more favor b!e thmn in the prevlou week, compllnts of slow sermlMtion and growth are very sencral In .the middle Rocky Mountain dope. Mon tana continues to ned rain. Or the Pacific Coast the weather waa too cool for favorable STOwih. with frequent frosts In Washington. Practically all reports Indicate that Win ter wheat ooatinuei In unusually promising condition, the -temperature for the present week havlftr been more favorable for the ad vance of this crop. The outloo'tC for Spring whit In Oregon and "Washington is promising. "While the' reports respecting fruit are mor favorable, they indicate that peaches have been extensively killed, although an excel lent crop U promised la Southern Georgia, and in x few other sections the outlook for peaches la. mmewhat Improved. COME. BUT NOT KS GUESTS KIXG CODXTi 31EDICS SCORN" PORTLAND HOSPITALITY. Sights of the City They Will Not See AVhen Men of Oregon Are Footing tlie Bills. SEATTLE. "Wash.. May 2. (Special.) Soattle and King's County physicians will attend the meeting- of the National organization at Portland in July, but will refuse to accept of Portland's hos pitality. When the National society is invited To step on- the veranda and look at the scenery or, climb up into a tower to gaze at the city the Seattle pryslcians will remain In their seats. When the Eastern medicos go out on the river to get the full benefit of a sunset, the Seattle men will seek their hotels. They will listen to the papers to be read in the society meetings, be cause they insist they are entitled to all the" benefits of membership In the National organization, but they will not allow Portland to spend any money In showing them the Exposition city and surrounding country. PERSONAL MENTION. Eugene Rucker, a prominent busi ness man ot Seattle, Is in the city for a few days. J. "VT. Spangler, Jr., superintendent ot Bradstreet's agency at Seattle, Is In the city on a brief busienss trip. W. A. Cos, general agent of the Chi cago & Northwestern, accompanied by C. J. Gray, traveling agent of the same company, left Portland last night for Walla, Walla, Pendleton and other East ern Oregon towns In the Interests of the business of their road. The travel ers will be out of the city tor a week. Charles J. SchnabeL has returned from a flying trip to Boston. New Tork and Washington, D. C. While In the National capital he was admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court. In common with others Mr. Scbnabel predicts a large attendance to the Lewis and Clark Fair. NEW TORK, Hay 2. (Special.) Northwestern people registered at New Tork hotels today as follows: From Seattle G. W. Dllling and wife, at the Holland. From Astoria, Or. F. H. Sanborn, at the Hotel As tor. From Sumpter, Or. E. P. Bergman and wife, at the Imperial. From Spokane C. Glass, at the Park Avenue. Appeals From Municipal Court. Appeals from the Municipal Court to the State Circuit Court were filed yes terday In the following cases: Mary White, sentenced to 120 days in the County Jail for stealing $36 from Carl Gust&fson. Ed Gee, fined $100 for falsely represent ing himself to be a police officer. William Cody, fined $6) for keeping a ealoon open after 1 o'clock. W. J. Cain, fined J60 for assault and battery on Mary Ogden. W. A. Simon, proprietor of the Orph eum, fined $60 for permitting LUlIe Stet son to frequent his saloon. Ed Gee, convicted of assault and bat tery on Grace Camp and sentenced to 90 days'- imprisonment and to pay a fine of HQ0. Herman Schroeder, convicted of keep ing a saloon open at unlawful hours, and fined $36- "William Cody, Aned $40 for violating the .1 o'clock closing ordinance. .John Conrad, of the Pullman, fined $23 for violating the 1 o'clock ordinance; same fined" $S0 for same offense. John Conrad, convicted of violating the 1 a'elocl.' saloon closing ordinance and fined H5. Them&s "McGlynn, fined $3S for violating 1 o'clock ordinance. James Kerntan, fined ISO for assault and battery en Viola A. Emery. Charles H. Bates, convicted of assault aad battery on H. P. Emery, and fined $60. Lillle Stetson, fined. $100 for disorderly conduct. Louis Raiabatsgh. fined 450 for fighting. As appealed cases are not always prose cuted, these defendants may escape pun ishment. A gift ot practically $0.000' to the Old People's Home of Chicago from Nathaniel S. Boat Is to be-&evote to the erectios of additional buildings for the hettse at TiwHaaa 'aveau t&i. TMrty-aJafh street. OF HEALTH W ABANDON PLAN Pajouse Valley Irrigation Pro ject May Fall. SEVERAL REASONS GIVEN Cost to Move O. R. & N. Tracks Too Great, and Soil Is Too Loose-to . . - i - Keep Water From Per"-"--, coiating Through It.. -f- SPOKANE. Waah., May 2. (Special.) It is reported here from what Is thought to be authentic sources that the Govern ment has decided to abandon the Wash tucna irrigation project 1- the Palouse Valley for various reasons. In the first place, there la conflict between the. Gov ernment Reclamation Bureau and the O. R. & N. over the removal of the tracks of the road from the bed of the Wash t'uena coulee to a point higher up on the north bank of what would be, the arti ficial lake, provided the plans of the en gineers were to be carried out. The O. R. & X. built .the track through the coulee some years ago to afford trans portation facilities to the farmers of the district, and last year rehabilitated . the line and put It lri operation after an in terval of three or four years Idleness. As long as this track Is maintained . It will be impossible for the Government "to construct its projected reservoir. A con ference has been .held between, the Gov ernment engineers 'and those of. the rail road, company and It has been estimated that it would cost more than $400,000 'to Change the track from the. 'bed "of the couiee 10 a point aiong tne Dante i.nis sum, added to the cost of the irrigation project, as already planned, would place such a burden upon the land tributary-to the. district as to make the work -impracticable at this time. While this Is the story currently re ported, there is said to. be another and more vital condition prevailing. It is said to have been recently discovered by the Government engineers that the soil form ing the bed and walls of the coulee is of such a nature that It would be practically Impossible to make the lake bold water The soli is a sandy loam, through which water percolates as through a sieve in . a great many places, and to build a reser voir that would hold under the immense pressure natural for such a large body of water would necessitate the artificial treatment of the walls and bottom of the basin, which Is at least 15 miles in length, at a cost that could not be considered by the Reclamation Bureau for' many years to come. It is reported, therefore, that the project will be abandoned for this reason more than for any other, and the viclniiy of Connell and Kahlotus will be forced to remain in its present state for an in definite time. General Manager B. A. Worthlngton,.of the O. JR. & N., who has Just returned from a trip through California and over the Southern Oregon lines of the South ern Pacific, was not disposed to discuss the new phase of the Washtucna coulee Irrigation difference between the Reclam ation Rureau and the O. R. &?"N. When asked if he had heard the story to the effect that the Government would aban don the project on account of Hhc discov ery that the soil ot the coulee would, not retain water sufficiently well to admit, of the construction of the reservoir at the point. Mr. Worthlngton admitted that he had heard the story, but not with certain enough foundation to permit him to dis cuss it. In speaking of the question in general, however, he said: "On account of the broken character of the country immediately joining the coulee, there being very considerable rock excavations to be made, the cost of the proposed line on top of the-bluff would amount, according to the estimate of the company's engineers, to $443,000. V. line to the north of this was sug gested, and examination of the country shows it would have to be from four to six miles from the coulee to be prac ticable, and this would necessitate get tlng to an elevation of about 00 feet above the proposed reservoir water line for a line between Kahlotus and Connell, with a grade of 2 per cent out ot Kahlo tus and about V per cent getting down to Connell. Such a line would be from five to seven miles longer than the pres ent one and would cost as much as the one recently located along the coulee. To bring such a line to a connection with the present one at Washtucna. Instead of at Kahlotus. is not practicable with reasonable grades and work, as the coun try Is cut with many ravines at right angles to the coulee, and It would be nec essary to get to a height of more than 600 feet above the proposed reservoir wa ter line and 500 feet above Washtucna Station, with so abrupt a rise from near Washtucna as to condemn It. "Our engineers are working, joining with the Government engineers under Mr. Anderson, the latter gentleman reporting to Mr. Noble. We do not know just what the -final conclusion may be." Called Up ha the Night for CHJBfeeirla's CoegB. Kenedy. "We consider Chamberlain's Cough Remedy the best we eel," writes J. L. True & Son. of West Epplng. N.' H. "We have customers who think there Is ncthlag like It for. croup; A few nights ago a man called us up at -2:3d A. M. to go to our store and-, get hira a bottle of this remedy as his' little girl had the croup. He knew it wohW cure her for lie had tried It ay tlmes before. This remedy is for salt by all druggists. .