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'THE. MORNISG OIULGGXZXX, EClBSDAT? 1CAX 23, 1905.
SISTER MUST' PAY
Mrs. Faling Cannot Put Pauper
Brother on County.
RAILROAD WINS THE SUIT
Oregon Supreme -Court Decides That
George Abbott Had "o Business
on Dark Platform or
O. R. & Co
in proceedings to compel a pcn J
support a pauper relative, the County
Court hu jurisdiction only to make
the order requiring the tupport. and
in ewe of failure the county murt
brine uit to recover a reasonable
turn for such support.
A person who leave a lighted car
provided for hla use and -walk upon
. dark depot platform when there is
so necessity therefor is guilty of con
tributory negligence and cannot re
cover if he -walks on the end of a
SALEM. Or., May -f??Th
Supreme Court today upheld the "ent ot
Tur,r,mnVi rrountv to compel a wealthy
sister to support her pauper brother, but
which the County Court sought to enforce
its right against Zarifa J. Fallng. the
sister of Cornelius W. Barrett.
Among other things, the court also de
nied the petition for a rehearing In the
Portland box ordinance cases, and re
versed the decision In which George Ab
bott secured a judgment for $20,000 dam
ages against the O. R. & X. and the Co
lumbia Southern. The decisions, in brief,
are as follows:
Fallng vs. Barrett.
Z. J. Fallng. appellant, vs. Cornelius W.
Barrett and Multnomah County, respond
ents, from Multnomah County, J. B.
Cleland, Judge, reversed and remanded:
opinion by Chief Justice Wolverton.
The County Court cited Mrs. Faling to
appear and show cause why she should
not be directed to support her brother, or
pay the county for the use of the poor
$30 a month, or such sum as the court
might deem sufficient. She appeared spe
cially and moved to quash the order re
quiring her to show cause for the reason
that the petition does not state facts suf
ficient to Justify the order and because
the court Is without Jurisdiction to
make it. '
The motion having been overruled, she
declined to plead further, and Judgment
was entered against her requiring her fb
support her brother or pay to the county
$30 a month. She took this proceeamg oy
writ of review to the Circuit Court,
where the County Court was sustained
and the writ dismissed. She then ap
pealed to the Supreme Court, where the
Circuit Court and County Court are re
After quoting section 2653 of the code.
bearing upon the subject at hand, the
Supreme Court says that the County
Court has only the power, after a hear
ing, to order the person cited to support
the pauper relative, and in case of failure
to do so, the counts' must bring suit in
the Justice's or other court having juris
diction, to recover the amount that should
be paid. It Is the province of the court
in which the suit Is brought to take the
testimony, determine what amount Is
proper for recovery, and enter judgment
accordingly. This case is therefore re
manded. with instructions that the Coun
ty Court modify its order to correspond
with this opinion.
Abbott vs. O. R. & X.
George Abbott, respondent, vs. Oregon
Railroad & Navigation Company and the
Columbia Southern Railway Company,
appellant, from Sherman County, W. L.
Bradshaw, Judge, reversed and remand
ed: opinion by Justice Moore.
Abbott is a woolbuyer, aged T9 years.
and on June 27, 1903. was at Shaniko. That
night a special train took him and others
to Biggs, where the O. R. . & N. night
trains would stop for them by special
arrangement. The Shaniko train reached
Biggs soon after midnight and most of
the passengers left on the eastbound O.
R. & N. train at 12:22.
Abbott waited for the 3:30 westbound
train. The station being closed as usual.
he remained in the Columbia Southern
car for ..some time, and went out on
the depot platform. The platform was
not lighted and he stepped oft the west
end, where he fell five feet to the ground.
suffering an Injury which necessitated the
amputation of his leg. He secured judg
ment for $30,000 damages.
On appeal, the Supreme Court reviews
the evidence, finds that Abbott was per
fectly familiar with the depot platform.
that It was not necessary for him to
leave the well-lighted car when he did to
go and walk upon an unlighted depot
platform "on the darkest night he ever
saw." but. having done so, his injury re
sults from his own contributors negli
gence, thereby precluding recovery.
In its opinion the Supreme Court asserts
the right of a passenger to alight from a
train to get exercise and fresh air when
it stops at stations In the daytime or at
well-lighted stations at night, but the
fact that a station platform Is not lighted
is notice to a passenger not to alight un
less It is necessary Tor him to do so.
Jennings vs. Frazicr & McLean.
O. O. Jennings, appellant, vs. J. S. Seed,
defendant, and Frazicr & McLean, re
spondents, from Multnomah County, M.
C George. Judge, affirmed: opinion by
Jennings sought to collect -a $5000 judg
ment against Seed by garnishment pro
ceedings against Frazicr & McLean, who
had recently purchased horses and vehi
cles! from. Seed. The lower court found
that, the purchase was in Jfood faith and
the Supreme Court finds no error.
Smith vs. Greyson.
Luther Smith, administrator of the W,
S. Nelson estate, respondent, vs. C. F.
Leavenworth et al-. defendants, and
Moses Gregson. appellant, from Jackson
County. H. K. Hanna. Judge, affirmed;
opinion by Justice Bean.
Rchcarings That Are Denied.
Petitions for rehearing were denied in
the following cases:
Karry- Sandys, appellant, vs. George H.
W. M. Roberts, appellant, vs. A. M.
Teronleton. administrator, respondent.
Phlla B. Clark, respondent, vs. W. C.
Hlndman. -appellant, ,
L Fleishman, appellant, vs. M. Meyer,
Harry Ladd, of Portland, was admitted
to the par for ulne months on certificate
from the Supreme court or csew Hamp
Motion to dlfzr-lss appeal was overruled
in the case of M. Cfcnsfcensen. respondent.
vs. Grever .Simmons, appellant, but the
1e renewed a.t the hearing
Heavy -Damages for Postal Clerk.
ODTMPIA. Wash- ay 22. (Spe-
the heaviest judgments fee damage
for personal, Injuries ever rendered in
this state was affirmed by the Supreme
Court today in the case of Herbert L.
Williams vs. the Spokane Falls &
Northern Railway Company.
"Williams, who was a railway postal
clerk, was at work in his car on a
switch at Northport, August 15. 1903,
when a switch-engine making: up a
train crashed into the car, knocking, it
oft" the track and injuring: Williams so
that he lost the sight of one eye and
became permanently paralyzed on the
left side. He sued for $50,000 and gM
r judgment for $33,000. which, accord
ins to the Supreme Court, must stand.
WRANGLE OVER COUNTY DEBTS
Accountants for Shoshone and ?cz
Pcrccs Canrtot Agree.
BOISE, Idaho. May 22. (Speclal.)-In
the Supreme Court today an interesting;
case was heard, growing out of the -annexation
of a portion of Shoshone County
to Nez Pcrces. The case. Is in the form
of an application for a writ of mandamus
to compel Leslie Thompson, accountant
appointed by Nez Pcrces County, to' act
with a like accountant named by Sho
shone, to apportion the debt of Shoshone
to b assumed by Nez Pcrccs. The ac
countants differed on many points, no re
port was filed, and it la sought to compel
Thompson to file one.
One point of difference arises from the
fact that Shoshone County assessed -Umber
belonging to the Clearwater Timber
Company in the annexed territory. The
Ncz'Perccs accountant resists this, on the
ground that the timber was not assess
able. ' W. E. Borah was in court. He
stated that If the court Intended to pass
upon that point he wished to be heard as
attorney for some of the tirobermen. The
cour did not Intimate what it would do.
The Shoshone County accountant insist
ed upon apportioning the debt as of date
of November II, 19M, after the vote of the
people on the change, while the Nez
Pcrces man held it should be as of May
S, 1903, when the act submitting the ques
tion became effective. Many other points
0f difference were brought out
County Attorney Crow, for Nez Perces.
insisted the debt apportioned should not
be made a charge against Nez Pcrces, but
against the annexed territory. Nez Pcrces
simply acting as collection agent. The
matter was taken under advisement.
VALLEY IRRIGATION SCHEME
TAKES THIS IX.
Provision Is Thus Made for Low
Stage of "Water in the
3SUGENE, Or., May 22. (Special.)-To
day A. R. Black filed notice with the
County Clerk of'the appropriation of the
waters of Waldo Lake for Irrigation and
other purposes. Mr. Black Is at the head
of an irrigation scheme for the Upper
Willamette Valley, and his filing on the
waters of Waldo Lake Is with the veiw
of employing the same in the Valley
Waldo Lake is situated 'near the sum
mit of the Cascade Mountains, in this
county, and the waters to be used for lrrl
gation must be brought down by the Mid
dle Fork of the Willamette, a distance
of about SO miles.
The object of appropriating tnis water
is to obviate any trouble in the way of
riparian rights, which might be possible
at a low stage of water in the rivers. If
much water was diverted from the usual
channel. The lake offers an opportunity
for storing water when it Is plentiful, and
this may be taken at low-water stages
without interfering in the least with the
rights of others.
It is estimated the lake will provide
storage for 250.000 acres feet of water.
which will be sufficient to irrigate 100,000
acres of land during the dry season.
SHOOTS AT A FORMER HUSBAND
To'ppenlsh Woman Fights Over Lot
in the Townsltc.
NORTH YAKIMA, Wash.. May J
(Special.) Josephine Llllie, owner of the
new Toppenieh townrfte, was arrested
this morning for attempting to kill her
former husband, Nevada Llllie. She al
leges that he attempted to split her head
open with an ax, when she defended her
self by shooting four times at him. The
trouble was over the possession of a lot
In the new townslte.
Honor for Oregon Student.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, Eugene,
Or., May 22. (Special.) Word was re
ceived here today that .P. I. Wold, a
member of the class of 19 Or, -has re
ceived an appointment as assistant In
physics at the Cornell University.
For the last year Mr. Wold has been
employed in the Government patent
department at Washington, and his fa
vorable consideration at Cornell gives
him a splendid opportunity to. continue
his work in physics, which was his
major work while in Oregon. Mr.
Wold refused a scholarship at Harvard
for the position at Cornell.
Gas Franchise at Eugene.
EUGENE. Or., May 22'. (SpeclaD
An adjourned meeting of the City
Council was held tonight to consider
the granting of a franchise 'to E. W.
Walters and associates for construct
ing and operating a gas system in this
city. The vote was unanimous for
granting the franchise, but an addi
tional clause was inserted whereby the
city is to receive one-half of 1 per
cent of the gross earnings of the sys
tem. Before the franchise takes effect
the site for the works must be selected
and receive the approval of the Council.
Washington State Grange.
TOLEDO. Wash.. May 22. (Special.)
The Washington State Grange will meet
at Toledo June 6, and S. The session
will be held at Opera Hall, Oddfellows'
building, and promises to be of much in
terest to Grangers. Many prominent
Grange workers from other states have
signified their intention to meet with their
brethren of Washington.
Arrangements have been completed for
the accommodation of all who may at
Gcer Will Bo Chief Speaker.
OREGON CITY. Or.. May 22.-(Speclal.)
Ex-Governor T. T. Geer wjll deliver the
principal address at the reception that
is to be tendered the pioneers ot Clacka
mas County by the Women s Club at
Willamette Hall In this city. Wednesday,
May 51. Individual invitations will not be
issued, but the entertaining club requests
that every pioneer arrange to attend the
event, whjch is celebrated annually by the
Women's Club of this city.
Will Instruct at Cornell.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, Eugene.
Or.. May 21. (SpeeiaL)-Walter L.
j- Whittlesey, instructor in economics
and sociology, has been called to a
similar position at Cornell University.
Mr. Whittlesey was a member of the
class of. 1501 anei was well-known as
a. debater during his college ays. He
will report for duty at CornelL on Sep-tei-aber
L " " I
WOOL SELLS HIGH
Half Million Pounds Is Sold at
r - . -
Koshland & Co. Bid In Nearly , Half
or tho Clips Offered' Buyers
Arc Present -From Dis
PENDLETON. Or.. May 22, (Special.)
Half a. million pounds of wool changed
hands in this city today at the annual
wool sale. The growers who held for the
sales are highly elated over the excellent
prices which they secured for their clips.
The lowest bid was lSUcents. and the
rOLK COUNTY PIONEEK ENTERS
t ,HIS 91TH YEAR.
1. P. 31. Butler.
MONMOUTH, Or, May XL SpecIr
Ira F. M. Butler is 93 years old. He
kib bom in Barren County. Kentucky,
May 20. 1612, HvInT there till 1S29.
when, with hi par-mi, he moved to
Illinois. In 1835 he waa married to
Ml9 Mary Ann Davidson. He le the
father of eight children, three of whom
are still living A. D. Butler, of Napa.
Cat. and the Mines Margaret and
Alice, who are at home with their
In 1S53 Mr. Butler crowd the plain
with the or teams In the Ground
Hutchinson train, and located In Polk
County, where he lias resided contin
uously since. He still owns the dona
tion land claim which he then took up.
Uncle Ira was In the Blackhawk War
and was twice a member of the Terri
torial Legislature, being Speaker ot the
House in 1656. He was also a member
of the State legislature, and has served
as County Judge for four years. He
hjis one ot the original founders et the
town ot Monmouth and alio of Christian
College. He was the first president of
the board of trustees of that Institu
tion and held the ofTlce for many years.
He has always been active In matters
of public enterprise and his active life
la full of many kind deed.
In celebration of his birthday Satur
day, Mr. Butler held open house to his
many friends during the entire day, and
met all with the warm handshake char
acteristic of the Western pioneer. Uncle
Ira. is quite strong and bids fair to
enjoy life to the century mark.
highest 22?i cents, the latter being paid
for the clip of George McDonald, amount
ing to about 10,000 pounds.
The. sheepmen who held for the sales
received from 1 to 5 cents more per pound
than did those who sold before the annual
sale. It Is believed by those who had their
wool up today that If more of the coun
try's sheepmen had held oft thero would
have been more buyers present, and com
petition would have been much keener
and the prices advanced a little higher.
The gale took place at the Furnish
warehouse, opening at 10 o'clock in the
morning and closing at 3:20 P. M. E. P.
Marshall managed the sale in the usual
way of opening a few sample sacks of
each lot of wool, so that the buyers could
judge the product before putting In their
bids. The bids were written on slips of
paper ana nanaea -y- wo
read the name of the highest bidder.
after comparing the different offers.
Today's sale was the most successful
affair of the kind ever held, and prices
ranged from 1 to 7 cents higher than ever
before. Many sheepmen sold early iu the j
season, some even contracting their clip j
before shearing commenced as low as 17 J
cents. Koshland &. Co., through their '
agent. Charles H. Green, was the most j
successful bidder present, and secured
over 250,000 pounds, being over one-half
the total amount of wool placed on sale.
Other buyers present were:
L. Elsenmann. of Boston; Pierre Nutte.
of Roubalx, France; M. Parmcntier. of
Woonsockct, R. I.; and Dan Dewey, Jr.,
George Abbott. T, B. Trumbull and E.
W. Brigham. of Boston. A few of the
largest sales made were:
D. Y. Chapman. 15,341 pounds at 2li cents,
to C. H. Grew.
J. TV. Salisbury. 17.670 pounds, to B. W.
Gulilford Bros., 37,719 pound?, to C. H.
J. E. Smith Livestock Company. 73,000
pounds, at 201s cents, to Plerr Nutte.
J. a Smith Llvwtock Company. 153,074
pounds, at 10i cents, to C. H. Green.
Itugg Bros.. 2S.G55 pounds; at cents,
to E. "W. Bricham.
K. G. Warner, 31,033 pounds, at 10 cent,
to E. W. Brigham.
HIGH POSITION FOR SWEENY
MAY BECOME PRESIDENT OF
Western Stockholders In the Copper
Trust Arc Urging His
SEATTLE, May 22.(Special.)-Accord-ing
to Information, received here today
from the Inside. Charles Sweeny, the
Spokane mining millionaire, who. was a
prominent candidate for United States
Senator from Washington last Winter,
wH he chosen president of the Amalga
mated Copper Company. He is strongly
irntk by the Western stockholders whose
holdings are considerable.
The proposal to elect Sweeny Is regarded-
favorably at the Xastern eai. The
argument in favor of his selection Is that
Bisca f tke distrust and odium which
new attaches te the big trust would be
removed If its direction were placed in
the hands of a practical Western ralnlng
man of high standing, unconnected with
the Stock Exchange influence which has
heretofore controlled It.
MONEY FOR LINE. IS READY
Eastern Capital Awaits Action of the
LEWJSTON. Idaho. May 22.-(3pecial.)
Cclonel Judson Spofford. president of
the Lewtston & Southeastern Electric
Railway Company, tonight announced the
receipt of a communication from i. cdw-per-Thwaite.
who is now in the East
financing the Lewiston-Grangevllle elec
tric line, that he is ready to come to
Lcwlston with $250,000. as, provided in
agreement made with the trustees of the
project here a few weeks ago. as on as
he received telegraphic advices that the
rights of way, street railway franchise
and terminal grounds have been pro
cured, as provided in the agreement, and
will, when he arrives. "oeln immediate
construction of the proposed electric
railway and complete the same as fast
The news was made public in the City
Council rooms tonight, during the read
ing of the ordinance covering the grant
ing of the franchise asked for, which was
up for consideration. The franchise has
been amended so as to be satisfactory to
the citx and the electric company and
win come up for final passage at a meet
ing of the Council Wednesday night.
It Is expected the trustees of the project
will have secured terminals and neces
sary right of way during the present
week, when everything will be complete
and word will be sent to Mr. Cowper
Thwaite, to come on with money.
Clark Wins Timber Case.
HELENA, Mont.. May 22. A tele
gram from San Francisco says the
L'nlted States Circuit Court of Appeals.
Judge De Haven dissenting, today at
firmed the decision of Judge Knowles
of the District Court of Montana, In
the case of the United States against
Senator W. A. Clark; Involving-title to
j $500,000 worth of timber land in West
ern Montana. Judge Knowies decided
in favor of Clark, holding in effect
he was the innocent purchaser of the
land under the timber and stone act
Th Government appealed.
MISS DAISY HUNTINGTON TAKES
Ponular and Efficient Assistant in
the Training Department of
Monmouth Normal School.
MONMOUTH. Or.. May 22. (Special.)
Miss Daisy B. Huntington, of Blooming
ton. 111., aged 23. who has been teaching
In the training school here for the past
year, took carbolic acid with suicidal n
tent Sunday afternoon. She died at
o'clock. During the two previous days
she had been very melancholy and the
rash act was done in a moment of tem-.
porary aberration Her school work here
was highly satisfactory and she hao been
employed for another year at an ad
Miss Huntington left two notes, one
directing where to ship her body, and one
to her mother, who Is In Illinois. She
was a bright, capable teacher and had
made many friends during her past year
HELD ON AN ARSON CHARGE
North Yakima Clerk Accused of Set
ting Fire to Clothing Store.
NORTH YAKIMA. Wash.. May 22.
(Special.) Morris Plenlck. clerk for tho
Famous clothing store, which was burned
here Saturday night, was arrested this
evening, charged with arson. He was
taken before Justice Taggart and his ball
was fixed at 510.0CO. He was unable to
give it. The information was sworn out
by Assistant District Attorney Thompson
at the Instance of an adjuster ot on
the Insurance companies.
Plcnlek and J. L. Mossier were con
ducting a branch store of Ellis H. Gross.
of Seattle and Tacoma. They came here
three weeks ago and leased a room In the
Wilson building. The lease expired sat
urday night. The officers say they have
good case against the prisoner. They sa
they have found rags and clothing among
the stock of goods that were saturated
with kerosene, and cyc-wltncsscs say they
saw Plenlck come out of the store nv
minutes before the fire started.
SEATTLE BOOSTERS TO C03IE
Easterners to Be Interested in In
vestments in Puget Sound Town
SEATTLE. May 22. (Special.) Scattl
j to ralse a (u'nd that may reach $30,000 to
! send representative Seattle boosters to
the Lewis and Clark Exposition to in
tcrest Eastern visitors In this city. Will
iam S. Eames and his associates, "who
built the Alaska building, started the
movement with offers of $500 each. These
i are St. Louis capitalists with money In
! vested in Seattle.
j After the movement was started today
J t was Indorsed by bankers, business and
j professional men. who volunteered to as
I sist. Mr. Eames explains that ha wants
' the most representative Scattleltcs sent
! to Portland , to rcprcecnt the city for a
i week each. Then he urged to the cnthu
I slastlc local men:
"Let them meet these Easterners who
have the Investment microbe, and by ail
means let them be brought to Seattle,
even If the city has to dig, down and pay
for every cent of the expense."
Will Buy 31,000,000 .Ranch.
SAN FRANCISCO. M 22. E. J. Mar
shall, a Los Angeles banker. Is here ne
gotiating for the purchase of tho Chlno
ranch of SS.000 acres, in Southern Cali
fornia, for $1,000,000. He said th deal Is
practically closed. Mr. Marshall, Edwin
T. Earl, of Los Ansel", and J. S. Tor
rence, of Pa'sadena, are the Intending pur
chasers. The ranch Is devoted to sugar
beet culture. The property Includes a
railroad, its equipment, storehouse, etc
Sunday-Clcslns Order Given.
NORTH TAKIMA. Wash.; May 22.
(Special.) By direction of the CUy
Council. Marshal Currcn, Sunday closed
all the saloons of the city. Cigar stores
were also ordered closed, but the pro
prietors refused to obey orders and
kept their places of business open. It
Is the purpose of the city fathers to
close up all places of business except
ing hotels, restaurants, drug stores
and undertaking establishments.
Pullman Denies State Authority.
TOPEKA, Kan., May 22.' The Pullman
Company has. rctd to make answer to
a complaint before the State Board of
Railroad Commlssleners regarding exces
sive sleeplng-cac charger. The company
contends that the board, lacks authority
to regulate Its rates. This contention i
based en the fact that the clause in the
old railroad lave giving th board iMtrel
aver te Pullman Csmpaay ic sot covered
in the title 19 the act.
BANK IS SWISHED
Goldfield,; Nev., the Scene of
CASH IS ALMOST LL GONE
With Liabilities of $78,227, Bank
Has Only $21 in Safc-Had
Cashed Worthless Checks.
Officers Are Missing.
GOuOFIELD. Nev.. May 22. When the
banking hour arrived this morning, the
following, notice was posted on the door of
tne uoldfleld Bank & Trust Company:
This bank will be closed until a meet
ing of the directors can be held."
J. B. Young, the president. left several
days ago, and Is believed to be In San
Francisco. J. R. Boats.- the cashier, left
last night. The liabilities are approxi
mately IS2.000, and the assets are un
known. A meeting of creditors was held
today, and a committee appointed to in
vestigate the arfalrs of the defunct In
stitution, 'more is said to be no danger
of a run on the other banks of the city.
which are declared to be in perfectly
ALMOST DEVOID OF MONET
Examination of Bank Shows Affairs
GOLDFIELD. Nev.. May 22. The liabil
ities of the Goldfield Bank & Trust Com
pany, which failed today, are $75,227. The
assets so far discovered arc $1821, of which
KS00 is in notes. There was $16 in the
vault, and a five-dollar gold piece was
found under the counter.
The most disorganized state of affairs
seems to exist In tho books of the bank.
J. B. Toung, the president. Is also presi
dent of the Goldfield Lida Investment
Company. Two checks drawn on the John
Cook Bank here by W. R. Hale, of San
Francisco, each for $5000, in favor of
Francis L. Burton, promoter of the Gold-
field Lida Investment Company, were re
cently paid by the insolvent bank. One
of these checks was dated May 23. and
was paid May 20. It was evidently pre
sented at the Cook Bank by the Goldfield
Bank & Trust Company, as it is stamped
"no funds," W. R. Hale having no ac
The bank has two cashier debit slips,
one for $36,500, and another for $7200, ac
count stocks and bonds as collateral.
Cashier James R. Boals was found at
Hawthorne late tonight. A telegram has
been received from Burton In San Fran
cisco denying that he has anything to do
with the failure, and stating that Presi
dent Toung is there with the bank's col
lateral, endeavoring to get assistance.
YOUNG DENIES HE'S TO BLAME
President of Bank Says He Opposed
SAN FRANCISCO, May 22.-J. B.
Toung. president of the Goldfield Bank &
Trust Company, tonight declared that he
had nothing to do with bringing about the
crisis in the bank's affairs. He declared
that he was opposed to the manner In
which the bank was conducted by its
cashier and directors.
According to Mr. Young, he sold his
stock In the bank and denies that he fled
from Goldfield. On the contrary, he says
that he came to San Francisco for a brief
trip, and that he intends to return to the
mining town as soon as possible.
Toung does not believe that the liabili
ties of the bank will exceed $100,000, and
he says that It should have assets enough
to meet this amount.
BLACKFEET RENEW OLD CLAIM
Two .Million Acres Xorth of Helena
GREAT FALLS, Mont.. May 22. The
Blackfeet Indians have determined to
make claim at Washington for all tne
land lying between Sun River and a line
a short distance north of Helena. The
amount Involved is nearly 2.000.D00
acres. They claim that a strip of larid
along the Sun River was sold by them
but that they never sold the land be
This is an old claim and it Is now re
vived because of a similar case In Cal
ifornia, in which, after a 13-year strug
gle, the Indiana won out and received
$9,000,000 for the contested land. With
such a case as a precedent, the Indians
are hopeful of a satisfactory adjust
ment of their claim.
DOOMED TO A HORRJBLE DEATH
Three Sisters of Charity Start for
Japanese Leper Colony.
VANCOUVER. B. C, May 22. Three
Sisters of Charity sailed from this port
by the steamer Empress, ot India today
to spend their lives In -the leper colony at
Kumamtu. Japan, where there are 400
Miss Lutz In the Lead.
OREGON CITY. Or.. May 22.-(SpecIal.)
The present standing of the candidate?
for Goddess- of Liberty for the firemen's
tournament and Fourth of July celebra
tion to be held here. July 3-5. is as fol
lows: Miss Lutr, 1037; Miss Klemsen. S56:
Miss Kelly. 723. It has been decided to
terminate the contest on Saturday even
ing, June Ji.
Hessian Fly in Polk County.
.DALLAS, or., slay 2i Reports are
coming from the farmers of Polk County
Jyut there ia&
right &rd &
Re Qid the
package) 4lU get
h4p 91 ;
that eoasMerable 'gamae is tg Aoae t
the wheat rp by the Heseta Sy. W. W.
Miller, nmr Dallas,, reports a fine flatd
nearly ru(n4, while others ten of jaere
or leas damage In other localities. Th
crops of grain and hay are in good condi
tion, and, notwithstanding the very cool
weather, are making a fine growth.
Troops Coming From Phlllpplnes-
SAN FRANCISCO. May 22. General
Funston commander of the Department
of California, has received a cablegram
that the transport Thomas sailed from
Manila for San Francisco May 2L having
on board 535 enlisted men of the Twenty-
third Infantry, headquarters and second
pquadron of the Twelfth Cavalry, con
slating -of 211 men and 20t casuals. Twen
ty-two general prisoners and 35 sick will
be brought home also.
Caught After Three Years. -
LOS ANGELES, Cal.. May 22. Lieuten
ant Danner, of the Chicago police force,
assisted by local detectives, today arrest
ed A. Flnkelstein, who was Indicted for
arson In Cook County, Illinois, over three
years ago. When the case was called
for trial there he could not be found and
his ball was declared forfeited. He has
lived here for several months, selling
women's garments on the installment
State Grange Meets Today.
FOREST GROVE. Or.. May 22. (Spe
cial.) Everything is in readiness for
the State Grange, which will begin the
sessions of Is annual convention here
tomorrow. About 60 delegates arrived
tonight and over 100 are expected on
the morning train tomorrow. The local
Grange has secured entertainment for
the visitors and everything possible will
be done to make the session a success.
Breaks Neck In Fail Down Stairs.
ABERDEEN. Wash.. Mav 22. (Soe- I
cial.) William Josephson. aged. 45. fell
down a. flight of stairs while under
the influeifce of liquor and his neck
was broken. Josephson came here from
Coo Bay and had been In the employ
of LIndstrom's Shipyard Company for
some months. The Coroner decided that
no inquest was necessary.
Leg Torn Off at Thiffh.
VANCOUVER. B. C, Ma- 22,-John
Gray, a- logger of Drury Inlet. B; C, was
fatally injured by having one of his legs
torn off at the thigh in a logging accl-
dent. He was taken in a rowboat 20
miles to Alert Bay to catch the steamer
for Vancouver but missed the ship and
no msdlcal aid was available.
. Break In Alaska Cable.
SEATTLE. Wash., May 22. The ca-
bleship Burnside arrived in Pugt
Souod near Seattle today to repair a
break in the Alaskan cable at that
point. Work probably will be finished
tonight. A soon ns the line is again
open the telegraphic transfer of money
from Seattle to 14 Alaskan points will
go Into effect.
Hydrophobia Caused by Shock.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 22. Dorothy
Fecney, aged 10 years, was knocked down
by a mastiff .some months ago. but not
bitten. Nevertheless, the great nervous-
shock has caused hydrophobia and she
barks like a dog so fiercely as to disturb
other patients. She Is now comatose and
death is expected.
Will Make It Hot for Alfonso.
PARIS. May 22. The Confederation
of Labor Unions has called a meeting
for Wednesday to discuss a proposi
tion to make a demonstration against
King Alfonso, when he comes to Paris.
The revolutionary element seeks to
make an offensive manifestation
against the King, and " inflammatory
circulars are being spread broadcast
calling on the workingmen to oppose
His Majesty s visit In the same man
ner as the Italian Radicals opposed the
visit of Emperor Nicholas to Italy.
Will Meet Casslnl at Carlsbad.
ST. PETERSBURG. May 22. Countess
Cassini, daughter of the retiring Russian
Ambassador to the United States, is leav
ing Cf Potarqhnri' frT- Pgrlah.
hence will go to Paris to meet Coun Cas-
slnl upon his arrival.
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