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THE MOKXESG ORE GONIAL, TUESDAY, JtEOY 11, 1905.
HOUIHY INTO DEATH
Suspicions Surround Shooting
of E. G. Sharrett.
.MAN AND WIFE ARRESTED
7lr. and Mrs. Green to Appear Before
the Lincoln County Grand Jury
and Tell What They Know
of the Case.
TOLEDO, Or.. July 10. (Special.)
Today the grand Jury for Lincoln
County began investigating the cir
cumstances surrounding the death of
E. G. Sharrett at Lutgens last Fobru
ary. The grand Jury ivas called at the
request of District Attorney George
Brown, who had caused -the arrest of
Mr. and Mrs. Green shortly after
Sharrett, who was a merchant and
postmaster at Lutgens, boarded with
the Greens. His death was reported
by Mrs. Green, who said that she heard
the report of a revolver and went to
Sharretfs room onlj- to find him wel
tering in his own blood, and a revolver
lying near by. "When investigation of
the death began, it was . learned that
Sharrett had left his property, valued
at a few thousand dollars, to Mrs.
Green. This connected with the cir
cumstances surrounding the shooting
and the failure to call in outside help,
caused District Attorney Brown to de
termine upon a grand jury investiga
tion, and arrest the suspects.
Mrs. Green was socured in Portland
by Sheriff "Word, and returned to Lin
coln County. Since that time Mr.
Green has been confined in the Benton
County prison, and Mrs. Green in Linn
County. The mystery surrounding -the
death of Sharrett has aroused great
interest, which is increasing with the
grand Jury's investigation.
One of tlie causes of interest is the
murder of Albert Lutgens. "who pre
ceded Sharrett in the postofflcc, at the
same place, a year prior to Sharretfs
death. The murder of Lutgens was
never explained. .Great excitement -is
caused by a rumor that one of the per
sons implicated in the murder of Shar
rett will turn state's evidence, but the
report cannot "be verified.
RANCHER'S BRUTAL MURDER
Decoyed to Deserted Cabin, Shot and
BUTTE, Mont. July 10. According to
information received from Thormopolis.
Bob McCoy, a well-known ranchman re
siding on. the Big Horn River, above
Thermopolls, was murdered several days
ago by assassins, who had decoyed him
to a deserted cabin and shot him in the
back as he was about to enter. His body
was then weighted with rocks and sunk
in the river.
Several times during the past few
months McCoy has received anonymous
letters warning him to leave the coun
try and threatening his life. In each of
these messages the statement was made
that, if it .became necessary to kill him.
one of his ears would be cut off; in order
that others who had been warned to
leave might know how he came to his
death. One of the ears of the corpse is
missing. Indignation in the Thermopolls
country is high, and every effort is being
made to apprehend the murderers.
PORTLAND MAN ON THE STAND
Investigation of Alleged Land Frauds
BOISE. Idaho, July 10. The special
term of the I'nlted States Court, called to
investigate alleged land frauds In the
Lewlston land district, opened today and
a grand Jury was empaneled. "While be
ing examined as to their qualifications,
the Jurors were asked if they had o'cr
filed on timber and stone claims. It de
veloped that one had. Judge neatly
said there was no objection to anyone
who bad filed legally.
Three witnesses were examined during
the afternoon. But the matter rospect
lng which they testified was not dis
closed. The last of the throe was J. It.
Cornell, of Portland. He was on Uie
stand two hours and whs put through
a sharp examination. It Is said be is
one who located timber. There was about
15 other witnesses here from the Lewis
EMMA SMALL IS IN JAIL.
Refuses to Return to Oregon Home
AVith Her Father.
SAN FRANCISCO. July 10. (Special.)
After quarreling with her father and
vowing that she would never return with
him to their former home in Orogon,
pretty Emma Small, aged 1G years, was
placed In a coll at the Oakland City
Prison shortly after midnight this morn
ing at the request of her parent, B. Small,
who declared that the girl has been way
ward and that he has lost all control ovor
The girl, who is a prepossessing bru
nette and quite large for her- age, vigor
ously denied her father's charges when
brought before Police Chief Hodgkins this
morning. She stated that she ju'eferred
not to go with her father because his
charges of her being wayward had al
ways been a bone of contention botween
the two. Small is divorced from his wife.
SPRING AVHEAT 3 LAY SUFFER
Hot Weather in Umatilla Is Accom
panied by Wind.
PENDLETON, Or., July 10. (Special.)
The weather yesterday and toflay wn6
extremely hot and with a strong breeze
this afternoon some apprehension Is felt
by wheatgrowers. In tho light land dis
tricts, where Spring-sown wheat was
nearly matured, it is believed the dam
age will be extensive. Fall-sown wheat
has not been Injured and prospects for
a large crop arc considored excellent.
The wheat harvest is now on in the sec
tion nprthwest of the city.
SIDE PIERCED BY" HAY KNIFE
Linn County Man Lies at tho Point
ALBANY. Or.. July 10. (Special.) L.
R- Bierly. of Syracuse precinct, about
seven miles from Albany, lies at the
point of death as the result of an acci
dent while unloading hay Into the barn.
The large hayfork came loose from the
rope when tripped and falling to the
ground struck Bierly in the side. A
sharp nrong entered the side and pierced
the man's lung making a probably fatal
Sheriff Sells Flavel Shingle Mill.
ASTORIA. Or.. July 10. (Special.)
The Flavel Lumber & Shingle Company's
mill at AV'arrenton was sold by Sheriff
Iinvllle Saturday afternoon under at-
tachmont proceedings to collect a Judg
ment in the sum of SSS00 In a suit
brought by the D. L. Koily Logging Com
pany to recover for logs furnished the
lumber company. Mr. Kelly was the purchaser.
MAYOR HUNT IS RE-ELECTED
No Opposition to Ills Candidacy in
"WALLA "WALLA, Wash.. July 18. (Spe
cial.) Gilbert Hunt, the popular Mayor of
thte city, was today elected to his fourth
term without an opposing candidate. The
only contest was for the office of City
Surveyor, which resulted' In the election
of J. B. "Wilson by a big majority, and
for Councilman in the Firot Ward, in
which "William GlapforA was elected. The
election was quiet and a very light vote
SULKY BOY HANGS HIMSELF
Commits Suicide Rather Than Chop
Wood for 3Iothcr.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 10.-"Waltor St.
Clair, aged 11 year, living at 42S Seventh
avenue, hanged himself today. The boy
was ordered by his mother to, chop some
wood and he became sulky. Later Mrs.
St Clair found the lad's dead body hang
ing Jn the cellar.
LICK TELESCOPE IN PERIL
FOREST FIRE WITHIN A FEW
3IILES OF OBSERVATORY.
Professors Telephone Request for
San Jose Militia to Fight
SAN JOSE. Cal.. July 10. Forest fires
are threatening the Lick Observatory, in
which is located the famous Lick tele
scope. The corps of profeaeors there liave
telephoned here asking that the Governor
call out the militia of San Jose to light
the Jlames. The Are is now within eight
miles'- of Mount Hamilton, upon which
the observatory is located, and tint flames
are making rapid progress toward the
summit of the mountain.
JAMES COFFIN SHOT HIMSELF
Despondent Because His Money Had
SAX FRANCISCO. July 10. Spoclal.)
James Cofflin, recently from Portland,
tired a bullet into his head in Mrs. Mur
phy's saloon, at 210 Minna street, tills
afternoon, inflicting a fatal wound. He
now lies dying at the Central Emergency
Hospital. Despondency, following the loss
of money taken from him by a thief,
caused tlio deed.
Coftlin Js about 45 years of age. He
came here from Portland a few weeks
ago, bringing with him a letter of intro
duction to Lloyd Bryant, a machinist at
Mare Island. According to a report made
by him to the police last Saturday, he
was robbed by a soldier on O'Farrell
street the night previous.
SPOKANE GETS VICTORIA TEAM
British Columbia Town Docs Not
Protest Transfer of Franchise.
EVERETT. AVash July 10. (Special.)
today It was decided to transfer the Vic
torla franehlw In the Northwest Baseball !
League to Spokane. Victoria did not pro-
test the action. The new season com- i
-nonces July 18. at the close of the re- .
rnt series, with Lverett. BWngham. j
Vancouver and Spokane in the league.
The A'Jctorla team goes to Spokane.
Conductor Battles AVith Bandit.
SPOKANE. Wash.. July 10. The dar
ing attempt of a lone robber to hold up
a Pullman car was frustrated last night
by Pullman Conductor Healey. of North
ern Pacific passenger No. 4. About mkl
night' Just after the train left Sand
Point. Idaho. Hoaley found the robber
in the vestibule of the sleeper and pluck-
fl irrATinlttri with 111171. In tho wiiffl thA
robber shot at Healey. the bullet passing !
through his coat. He then beat Healey
until the conductor was almost insensible.
Becoming frightened, the robber made
no effort to hold up the passensors, but
tried to signal the engineer to stop the
train. Failing in this, he leaned from
t the car and vanished. Healey was badly
j beaten, but not seriously injured. This
Is the third holdup- near Sand Point in
the last five years. No clew to tho rob
ber is reported.
Standcr Sues Old Partner.
SEATTLE. July It. Alleging that he
paid notes of Nols Peterson, of Nome, ag
gregating J20.000, Anion Standcr. a well
known rich Alaska minr, today gar
iilsheed the Scandinavian American Bank,
which has ?J,09.) In gold bricks brought
yesterday from Nome, where Peterson
cleaned up nearly $S03.OW) last AVinter
working on the fabulously rich Portland
In 1S99 Peterson and Stander were mixed
up in business in the Yukon. They signed
notes aggregating ?3t,(O0 to Jamas Car-
roll, receiver of the Boston & Alaska
Transportation Company. Stander claims
ho paid the notes and Peterson got the
Monte AVill Attempt an Alibi.
SALEM. Or.. July 1ft. (Special.) Tho
trial of Charles Monte, on the charge
of helping to place rifles inside the prison
walls in 1902 for the use of Tracy and
Merrill in making their escape. wa be
gun before Judge Burnett today. A jury
was secured after some difficulty and tho
case stated to the Jury, but evidence
was introduced today.
The prosecution expects to show that
Monto and his confederate. Harry AVright,
bought rifles in Portland similar to those
used by the outlaw; that the two men
wer seen In Salem the day before the
outbreak, and that Monte mado an ad
mission which seems to indicate his guilt.
The defense will try to prove an alibi.
Stcel Ordered for the P. & I. N.
AVEISER. Ida.. July 10. (Special.)
Twelve miles of steel rails bavo been
ordered by tho Payette & Idaho Northern
Railway and two engines and several
passenger cars, all of which will arrive
in the near future. All the preliminary
arrangements are now complete for tbe
beginning of construction work on the
Contracts will be let in sections of 12
miles cach,the first one of which Is now
ready, ami bids will be tendered' within
the next day or two by contractors.
Knnppton Sawmill Resumes.
ASTORIA. Or.. July 10. (Special.)
The Knappton sawmill has resumed
operations and is now engaged In cutting
a partial cargo of lumber for tho barken
tine Echo, which was partly loaded at
Cooper Dies of His Injuries.
JACKSONVILLE. Or.. July lt.-"Tine"
Cooper, the young man wbo was run oer
by the gasoline motor running between
Jacksonville and Medford on the morn
ing of July 5. died Saturday, after three
days of creat suffering.
REFUND OF TAXES
Items Passed Despite
SHARP WORK PRACTICED
Spokane. Thurston, Kittitas. Frank
lin and Yakima Counties AVI 1 1
Probably Benefit to the Ex
tent of Over $20,oqo.
OLTMPIA, Wash.. July 10. (Spe
cial.) Because there is no roforence
in the ofllclal publication of the ses
sion laws of 190S to the appropriation
by the last Legislature of J26.Sf9.73 to
refund excess taxes paid by Spokane,
Kittitas, Franklin, Yakima and TliiTrs
ton Counties, the State Auditor has
refused to draw warrants for tho
amounts until he is "shown." The
appropriations were originally made
by the Legislature of 1903 and were
Items in the general appropriation bill
of that year. They were vetoed by
It appears that members of the last
Legislature secured the original bill
from the files in the Secretary of
State's office, without saying for what
purpose it was desired. The five itoms
were passed over the veto of Governor
McBride and the general bill, which
contained many other Items, was re
turned to the Secretary of State with
out any official communication from
the Legislature other than an indorse
ment on the bill by the Spoakcr and
President of the Sonate.
The items had been passed notwith
standing the veto. The bill was
placed back among tho files of 1903
and consequently the items did- not get
into the publication of. the session laws
when prepared by the Secretary of
Today the auditor of Kittitas Coun
ty, with the assistance of AVill J. Ly
ons, went through the records In tho
.Secretary of Stae's office and found
entries in the House and Senate Jour-
nals of the passage of the items and!
the indorsements on tho original bill
It is believed that, although slightly
irregular, the authority for drawing
tho warrants is sufficient and tho Attorney-General
will advise that it be
done. The amounts duo the several
counties are as follows:
Spokane. 55327.0C; Thurston, 51541.69;
Kittitas, S3755.9S; Franklin, J5334.72;
GOVERNOR NAMES HUNTLEY
To Become Washington State Horti
OLYMPIA. AVasli., July 10. (Spe
cial.) F. A. Huntley, of North Yak
ima, will succeed A. Aron Holderbeke
as State Commissioner Horticulturist
Ausrust 1. The announcement of tho
appointment was made this afternoon .
by Governor Mead, and is. of course. !
conditioned upon Mr. Huntley filing a
certificate from the faculty of State
College of AVashlngton (Agricultural
Collegel that be Is qualified to per-
fofm the duties of the ofllco.
Mr. Hyntloy was formerly superln- j
tendent of the state horticultural ex- J
perlmont station at Puyallup. When ,
the station was abandoned be wont to I
Idaho and served successively as pro- ;
or of horticulture in the State Unl-
Itv and as superlnton-nt of tht. !
Idaho experiment station. He returned
to AVashington about IS months ago
and engaged In fruit culture in North
Among the indorsements of Mr.
Huntley are letters from M. M. Rich-
ot the AVashington
State Horticulture Association: R. A.
Jones, president of the Spokane Hor
ticultural Society: E. A. Bryan, presi
dent of the Agricultural College, and
from a number of horticultural socie
ties. There arc also a number of po-
j WARRANTS FOR FISHERMEN
' Payment of Washington Scow Li-
cense Has Been Refused.
I fltVMPIl Waeh TK" If, (Sruulal
Twenty or more warrants will be sworn
out tomorrow for the arrest of Columbia
River fishermen who are refusing to pay
the 369 scow license enacted by the last
Legislature. The act requires every per
son operating a scow or boat In fishing on
the river to obtain a license from the
A number of canncryraon obtain their
1 fish from fish stations and simply truns-
port them in launches or steamers to the
cannery employing no scows in the fish
ing proper. These men allege the law
does not affect their operations. The
scowmen say inasmuch as the law does
not require a license of the launch oper
ators it is unconstitutional, because class
legislation, and they also refuse to pay.
The Attorney-General today advised
Deputy Fish Commissioner L. C. Burton
that licenses arc required from both fac
tions, and warrants will be Issued for
violators of the law as thus interpreted.
It Is said that a number of the leading
canncrymcn on the river will bo Involved
in the proceedings to be brought ami a
complete tost of the new law Is expected
to follow. '
JOHN MANX MUST SERA'E TIME
AVith His AVIfc He Set Fire to n
OLYMPIA. Wash.. July 10.-(Sfcial.)
The Supreme Court today affirmed the
judgment of the Superior Court ot Lewis
County In the case of the State vs. John
Mann. Mann was convicted of arson, the
crime charged being the burning of a
milliner' store August 17. 1KW, to obtain
tho Insurance. His wife was also con
victed at a separate trial, but was re
cently pardoned by Governor Moad.
The controversy over the custody of
Mildred AVard. the young girl whom the
Oregon courts awarded to her mother.
Carrie AVard. of Portland, in a decree
of divorce, came on for a hearing In the
Superior "Court hero today.
The father. Manuel AVard. contends the
child was a resident of Olympia ami with
out the jurisdiction of the Oregon court
at the time the decree of divorce was
entered. The case goes over till to
morrow for the taking of testimony.
JAPS DISCARD THE STRIPES
Escaped Convicts Break Into Cloth
ing Store at Ballard.
SEATTLE. July 10. C. D. Castle, one
of the eight convicts who made their es
cape from the penitentiary on McNeil's
Island. July 3. was arrested In Kent by
Town Marshal Sheprlch and kept In jail
over night, but was released Saturday
morning without his Indentlty being dis
closed. It was not until he had been
gone some ten hours that the Marshal
learned who his prisoner was. Castle has
not ben seen since.
K AVhlle Castle was In Jail Friday night
Matt Moor and K. Takeouchi, the two
Japanese prisoners who escaped with the
other men, broke into a Kent clothing
store and stole three suits of clothes.
They were reported this morning to bo
in the neighborhood of Covingtoa and
were dressed In the new suits. The
Marshal's office Is In receipt of a report
that a pos3c is in pursuit of George Wado
on Vashon Island between Vashon and
Big Catch of AVhalcs.
SAX FRANCISCO, July 10. The
steamer Zealandia reports that the steel
whaler William Bayles arrived at Nome
on June 27 with a catch of five whales,
amounting to 10,000 pounds of bone; the
whaling steamer Jeanctte with four
whales, or 6500 pounds of bone; the
steamer Narwhal with one whale, or 2500
pounds of bone, and the steamer Bolve
ders from St. Michael, with her ma
chinery disabled and no catch reported.
Sergeant Has a Bad Fall.
VANCOUVER. Wash.. July 10. (Spe
cial.) Quartermaster-Sergeant W. P. Mat
ness. Company C. Fourteenth Infantry,
fractured his hip today by falling from
a railing on tho rear porch of the com
pany headquarters. He was sitting on
the railing and lost his balance, falling
20 feet. The injured man -as picked up
by members of tho hospital corps and re
movrt. q thft cCst, hospital. It Is bc-
LjhsxCd he will bo permanently injured.
MARTIN BOYLES IS INSTANTLY
KILLED NEAR OREGON CITY.
Fractious Animal Bncks Over a 25
Foot Embankment Two Boys
Jump and Escape.
OREGON CITT, July 10. (Special.)
Martin Boyles, aged 5S years, of this city,
was instantly killed late this afternoon.
His horse backed over a 25-foot embank
ment., The scene of tho accident was on
the West Sido and within a mile of this
city. Two lads, named Clark and Mur
phy, who were riding with Boyles, es
caped with only slight scratches by leap
ing from the buggy as it started over the
It Is reported Boyles had been drinking.
His horse became fractious and the driver
was Unable to manage the animal, which
backed the vehicle over the rocky cm-
Vankmcnt. The horse fell upon the driver,
-wht. was crushed to death instantly, tho
buggy being entirely demolished. Coroner
Holxnah took charge of the remains but
will not "hold an Inquest.
Besides a wife, the deceased, who had
resided in this city for a great many
years, is survived by three children. Har
ry Boyles and Minnie Boyles, of Oregon
City, and Alice Boyles, of Portland.
DENTAL THIEF IS PAROLED
Served as Lookout for Man AATjo Did
OREGON CITY. July 10.-(SpecIaI.)
George Clark, self-confessed accomplice
to an ex-dentlst named Clyde Evans In
the robbery of four. Oregon City dental
offices a few weeks atro. was todav na-
"ca, T rcu,t J"ase fWBrtde for a
P?rLJ of months, with the under-
roled by Circuit Judge McBride for
nimtuiiiK ii.ui ill iiie meantime ne snail
refund to the dentists the equivalent of
the booty that was taken. Evans, the
real culprit, for whom Clark served as
lookout and agent in disposing of the
T?$ ot thd tn,evlnS. htts. nevcr
,...7" , . ., . . A.
lh.e tn,c nmc of the dta:
5T5 2"hSe aS5rcd
den,"I P10., Clark was a locomo
uve engineer, and the wife represents
that Clark yielded to the temptation only
In a moment of weakness, when without
employment and funds.
NEARLY RUN DOAVN BY" TRAIN
Three Portland Young AVomcn Have
OREGON CITY. Or.. July 10. (Spe
cial.) Three young women from Pott
land narrowly escaped being run over by
a Southern Pacific freight train Sunday
afternoon as they were crossing the rail
road bridge across the Clackamas River
near thi city. Aa the train suddenly
appeared around a sharp curve, two of
the young women climbed out on somo
of the bridge timbers to a place of safety
while the third attempted to reach the
other end of the structure.
Finding this impossible, she dropped
between the ties just as the engine,
which, with Its heavy load, could not be
stopped In so short a distance, reached
her. The pilot caught her clothing just
above the waist and tore the garments
from her person, besides sevorely bruis
ing her back. The names of the young
women were not learned. There is no
footwalk on the bridge upon which the
trio was trespassing.
MRS. HORN GrVEN A DIVORCE
Real Estate Suit Against Her Hus
OREGON CITY. Or.. July 19. (Spe
cial.) Before the suit of Mrs. Mary Horn
against Charles F. Horn and E. AV.
Homshuh, alleging a fraudulent trans
fer of real estate, could be proceeded
with in the .Circuit Court hero today, n
compromise between the estranged hus
band and wife was effected by which Mrs.
Horn was awarded a divorce and given
the custody of one minor child. The
prominence of the parties to this suit,
who are pioneer residents of this city
and have been married a quarter of a
century, made the case of more than
orthnary interest- Other divorce decrees
were granted today by Judge McBride as
Harriet Mabel Twomcy vs. Harry
Grant Twomcy: Sarah A. Hunter vs.
Peter D. Hunter. An order of reforence
was mado in the divorce suit of Maud F.
Davis vs. Adelbert J. Davis.
METEORITE IS SEEN TO FALL
Oregon City Residents Searching for
OREGON CITY. July 10. (Special.)
Residents of this city at 10 o'clock Satur
day night saw a meteorite fall on the
AVest Side. The aerial visitor, which was
of an irregular shape, appeared in the
south and east, and, after following a
southwesterly course, was deposited evi
dently iiMir Bolton. Instead of exploding,
the molten mass appeared gradually to
enlarge as it neared the earth, and was
plainly visible for several seconds.
Curious observers of tho phenomenon
made an Investigation yesterday and to-'
day. but as yet the resting-place of the
meteorite has not been discovered. The
place of the supposed deposit is but a
few miles distant from the point where
th famous meteorite was discovered on
lands of the Oregon Iron &. Steel Com
pany near this city, about two years ago.
Grldley Swept by Fire.
GRIDLEY. Cal.. July 10. Fire has de
stroyed the business portion of Glrdley.
Loss. 5100.000; Insurance, about half. The
fire Is supposed to have been of incea-
Supreme Court Allows Mrs.
Hays Share of Property
BOUGHT BY EX - HUSBAND
Names of Both Appear In tho Deed,
Giving the AVife an Interest
as Tenant by the
SALEM.. Or., July 10. (Special.)-One
more chapter in the Haycs-Horton trouble
In Harney County was written today,
when the Supreme Court awarded Mrs.
Hayes a half Interest in certain property
valued at about J5CO0 and purchased by
her ex-husband. Horace Horton. Mrs.
Hayes Is now tho wife of George AV.
Hayes, an attorney at Burns. AVhen she
was Mrs. Horton. In 1S02. both she and
Hayes were sent to the penitentiary for
adultery. They were pardoned by Gov
ernor Geer, and soon after their release
they were married, tho first Mrs. Hayes
and Mr. Horton having procured divorces
from their spouses in the meantime.
The decisions handed down by the Su
preme Court today are as follows:
Etta. Hayes, respondent, vs. Horace M.
Horton, appellant, from Harney County,
George F. Davis. Judge, affirmed; opinion
by Justice Bean.
This was a suit to partition real prop
erty. The plaintiff and defendant were
wife and husband from 1SSS to 1903. In
1S31 the property in question was pur
chased by defendant, but the deed was
taken In the names of both husband and
In 1S03 the parties were divorced and
tho wife brought this suit to secure her
half interest in the, property. The hus
band set up a3 a defense that the prop
erty was bought with his money, all the
Improvements made by him. and he asked
that his former wife be declared a trustee
of the title for his benefit.
The Supreme Court holds that In taking
the deed in the name of himself and wlfo.
the husband gave her an interest In the
property as tenant by the entirety and
that when divorced the parties became
tenants In common and that Mrs. Hayes
Is entitled to have her half Interest In
the property set off to her.
J. F. Alden. respondent, vs. Grand
Ronde Lumber Company, appellant, from
Union County. Robert Eakln. Judge, re
versed; opinion by Justice Bean.
Alden hired three horses to the de
fendant and they were killed or per
manently Injured. He brought this ac
tion for damages, and at the trial he
was permitted to testify concerning state
ments made by the lumber company's
foreman concerning the manner In which
the horses were injured.
The Supreme Court holds that it was
improper to let the plaintiff testify in
this manner, for the foreman had no au
thority to bind his employer by admis
sions after the accident complained of.
It Is also held that when a man hires
horses to another to be used In logging
he assumes all the ordinary risks of the
employment, but the employer will be
liable If Injury results from his care
lessness. BIDS ON COURT REPORTS.
Snn Francisco Firm AVill Probably
Get AVashington Contract.
OLYMPIA. AVash.. July 10. (Special.)
The contract authorized by the last Leg
islature for printing the Supreme Court
reports for the next ten years will be
awarded to Frank Pierce, of Seattle, or
Bancroft. AVhltney & Co.. of San Fran
cisco. Of three bids presented these are
the lowest, but they havo not yet been
figured down to an exact basis.
Bancroft. Whitney & Co.. if successful
in securing the contract, must do all the
work In this state, and It is understood
they aro already tied up to State Printer
C. AV. Gorham. This company has had
the contract for ten years and has printed
41 volumes. If awarded the new contract.
it agrees to reduce the price on volumes
aireaay jasuea iroci lo-j to i it will
furnish the new volume? to tho state. COO
copies, for 51.75 each, and to Individuals
for 32. or S2-?ii with advance sheets of
The Pierce bkl Is 51.C0 per volume to the
state, the state to pay for "author's proof
corrections." Copies will be supplied to
individuals for 52 each with advance
sheets. Thirty months after feouance of
each volume tho price will be reduced to
5l.2. The other bid wag submitted by
H. D. Crawford and Blankenshlp & Sat
terlee. of Olympia. $2.30 to the state and
52.S0 to Individuals.
DODSON MAY NOT BE ILNGED
Strong Effort for Commutation to
SALEM. Or.. July 10.-(SpccIal.) An
drew Dodson will probably not hang for
the killing cf AVIlllam Dunlap, near
Grant's Pass. Both Judge Hanna and Dis
trict Attorney Reames have recommended
commutation to life imprisonment, and a
strong petition has been presented to the
Governor to the same effect.
Dcdsou was sentencca to be hanged in
August. The reasons given for the re
quest for commutation are that Dodson
was led Into tho crime by his co-defendant
Ingram; that Dodson pleaded guilty, while
Ingram stood trial und was found guilty
only of murder In the second degree, for
which the penalty Is only life Imprison
ment; that Dodson's plea made the con
viction of Ingram possible, and that It
would be unjust to hang tho lesser crim
inal and let the greater escape with im
prisonment. District Attorney Reames sent the Gov
ernor a detailed account of the transac
tions, showing that Ingram tried repeated
ly to get Dodion to murder and rob. but
always took care to be able to prove an
alibi for himself. Ingram filled Dodson
with whisky to nerve him for the crime,
and called him a coward when he tried to
refuse to commit the murder.
HARNEY FIRST AVITH REPORT
School Population and Average At
tendance Show Increase.
SALEM. Or.. July 10. (Special.) Har
ney County, the farthest from the state
capital, is the first to file Its annual school
report In the office of the Superintendent
of Public Instruction- M. E. Rigby Is the
superintendent of that county, and In his
report he shows that the school popula
tion has ircrcased 10 per cent, the aver
age doily attendnrce has decreased 22 per
cent.' and the amount disbursed for educa
tional purposes, 12 per cent, in the past
The number of children of school age
has grown from 10O5 to 1114. the average
attendance has decreased from 460 to 335.
and the .Usburscments have Increased
from 514.304 23 to 515.472.SSw The average
salary of male teachers has increased
from 573.33 to 575, and of female teachers
from $53.50 to $60 per month.
Josephine bounty's educational report
has also been tiled, showing an Increase
of schooi population from 2S77 to 3013. but
no material change in attendance, which
IZll last year. Average salaries. o.
male teachers have decreased from 532
tq 548. but salaries of female teachers have
increased from 539 to Jll-
GENERAL BLACKMAR IS ILL
Head of G. A. R. Unable to Attend
Reception at Boise.
BOISE. Idaho, July 10. General Black
man, commander-in-chief ot tbe Grand
Army of the Republic, arrived here this
evening. He is ill. The doctor is un
able to determine whether the illnS3
will be serious, bu he states it is a
most unlikely the General will be able
to be out tomorrow to participate in the
programme arranged in his honor.
Sues on Ground of Desertion.
SALEM, Or.. July 10.-(Speclal.)-J. R.
Parvln today began suit for divorce from
his wife on the ground of desertion. Par
via is a well-known Salem musician.
FIRE AT YACOLT STARTED BY
Twin Falls Logging Company Com
pelled to Suspend Operations,
Awaiting New Machinery.
A'ANCOUA'ER. AVash., July 10. (Spe
cial.) AVord was received at A'ancouver
today from Yacolt that six donkey en
gines at that place belonging to the Twin
Falls Logging Company were destroyed
by fire Saturday eenlng. The Twin Falls
Logging Company 13 a branch of the
AVeyerhaeuser Lumber Company. The fire
Is supposed to have been caused by a
spark from a locomotive. Operations In
the logging camp havo been suspended
until new machinery can be obtained.
George S. Long, one of the head offi
cials of the AVeyerhaeuser Lumber Com
pany, arrived In A'ancouver today and
proceeded immediately to Yacolt. ' The
fire was quenched by the loggers before
further damage resulted. New donkey
engines are to be shipped to replace the
ones destroyed. Logging operations will
begin on their arrival.
AT THE HOTELS.
The rortland W. D. Kelly. St. Paul; G.
G. Eltel. Minneapolis: D. X. Jones. Gay lord;
V,'. C. Abbott. W. F. Waugh. Prof. Halt
burc. Chicago; E. A. Irvln and wife. Cin
cinnati; D. Campbell, Butte: G. L. Cole. Los
Anselcs; B. Clemens, San Francisco: Dr. It.
AV. Cralff and wife. Phoenix; J. Y. Coke
meler and wife, G. X. Ryan and wife. Mrs.
A. H. Marshall. Mrs. A. Weber, Den Moines;
Dr. C. A. Finch, Astoria; Dr. A. B. Curtis
and wife. Grand Rapids; A. D. Spencer. R.
S. Clark. Chicago: H. O. Christian. Boston;
II. A. Johnson. Boise; J. Craig, illverton;
D. Smith. H. J. McBumey. city; J. B. Kra
Hng. Indianapolis; C. "W. T. Koch. Chicago;
H. A. Torallnson. St. Peter; J. B. McGang
ley. Winona; TV. I. Terry. M. D., San Fran
cisco; P. E. Snell. Rochester: M. P. Vander
Hoch. Minneapolis; Dr. P. G Glldden. Colorado
Springs; A. K. Gallant and wife. New York;
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H. T. Pershing. Dr. F. R. Green; P. HUlman
and wife. Philadelphia; C G. Stockton. Mlsa
L. AV. Stockton. Buffalo; Dr. R. C. Cabot and
wife. Dr. M. AV. Ronley. Boston: Dr. H. 3.
Thurman and wife. Washington; F. C. Zapffe.
Chicago: Dr. J. F. Herfrer and wife, Phila
delphia; P. A. Curtln. Denver; J. D. Bryant,
New York; Dr. S. Falrchlld and wife. Des
Moines: Dr. R. T. AVelr. New York; Dr. M.
Shoemaker. J. Shoemaker. M. F. Porter. C.
A. Daugherty and wife. Philadelphia; Dr. C.
D. .Lockwood and wife. Dr. G. M. Burleigh.
Pasadena; Dr. P. S. Mesbaurnie, Oakland;
Mrs. EL Mesbaurnle. Casbella; Miss A.
Schmcer. Pleasanton; Dr. AV. H. Robert and
wife. 11. II. Shirk and wife. C. I King-. S.
P. Black. Pasadena; C. C. Browning and
wife. Monrovia: Mlsa L. Boyd. Highland; A.
F. Thompson. E. A. Cob urn. Dr. M. Manges.
New York; C. F. Taggart and wife. Los
Angeles: L. Fengenbaum and wife. Mlsa E.
Solte. San Francisco. AV. T. Cary, Chicago; E.
B. Plckel and wife. Medford; Dr. H. McBride,
Pamdena; Dr. H. S. Fendler. Xew York; D.
O. Brown and wife. Mr. L. H. Sneke. Peoria;
AV. C. McCully, Xew York; A. Alder. San
Francleco; Dr. G. B. Johnstone. Richmond;
Dr. AV. AV. Grant and wife. Denver; Dr. A. T.
Newcomb and wife. D. Stratum and wife.
Pasadena; O. AV. Hint. Now York; D. K.
Ferchel, San Francisco; A. Conn, Chicago; A.
N. Laird and wife. New York; J. M. Loos'.
Jr., San Francisco; Mrs. E. C. Atkins, Mrs.
C. A. Yatet. Indianapolis; P. K. Brown. San
Francisco; E. D. AVengleton. F. AV. Flrham,
New Orleans; Dr. G. R. Fowler and wife,
Miss F. Fowler. Brooklyn; C. A. Powers. Den
ver; A. L. AVrlsht. wife and son. Iowa; M.
M. Grove. Philadelphia; O. D. Hamlin. G. F.
Relnhart. D. Talt, Oakland; D. Richardson,
AValla AValla; Dr. W. T. McArthur and wife,
Lo Angel?; AV. A. Juyne. C. A. Powers.
Denver; Mr?. A". A. Follett. Sioux City; Mr?.
M. F. Armstrong and son. San Francisco;
S. J. Medbury. New York; G. B. Somers, an
Francisco; Mrs. E. M. Calls. Mlsa M. Calls.
East Orange; AA. J. Somers and wife. Miss
Runyon. San Francisco; O. Klackner. AV.
Lowenthal. J. R. Dwyer. New York: Dr. J.
AV. Trueworthy. Ixs Angeles: Dr. EL E. Mont
gomery. P. M. Jonee. If. M. Sherman. A. J.
Hnnlkln. J. C. Ferbert. C. R, Krone. R. AVIl
llam. J. H. Barbet. T. C. Edwards. C. M.
Cooper. AV. J. Terry. H. I. Ryfkoyel. Phtla.
delnhla: Dr. J. E. AVeeks and wife. Miss B.
. P. Weeks. New York; J. M. Tromfleld and wife.
Mte M. Frankfleld. Medic; Dr. R. B. AVyles
! and wtfe. New York: J. G. Edwards Hay
i Creek; Dr. F. AV. McRae and wife. Miss 1
' r. BiU. Dr. A. G. Mitchell. Atlanta; Dr.
i J. IClmboIl. Jackpan; J. T. McKenny. St.
I i"aui: mim u. wuiLson. port Townsend; J.
McFarland. Dr. v. c. HoUIster. Philadelphia;
J. AV. Farrell: Dr. J. S. Beck and wife.
Dayton; S. S. Sherman. Tacoma; G. Goodhue
and wife. Dayton; F. D. Bain and wife, Kee
ton; A. Maroy and wife. M. H. L. Moroy. Miss
N. Thorsell. Miss U. Wright. Rlneton; Miss
H. Goss. Camden: P. Hlrchbersr. Berlin: Dr.
C. R, Holmes. Cincinnati; Dr. R. U. AVllbur.
Dr. F. Sehlll. Palo Alto; C. L. Banneld. Cin
cinnati: F. Billings. hlcago: S. D. Rloley,
Philadelphia: Dr. R. C. Cloopee. Dr. AV. K.
T. Mahern. Dr. I. F. Antrim. Pittsburg; Dr.
E. F. AYells and wife. Mrs. H. S. Smith. Mr..
AVllkes. Chicago; A. Johneon. New York; T.
AV. Bennett. St. Iouls; W. C. Bran and wife,
Chicago; Dr. M. Stern, New York: G. K. Pat
terson. Philadelphia: AV. AVhltfleld. S. C.
Stanton. F, It. Green Chicago; G. Levy. D.
Levy. P. L. Levy. AA. I.vy. San Francisco;
Dr. W. E. Anderson. Farmvllle; D. L. D.
Zlnck. N. J. Happell. C. Happell, Mls L.
BlgCT. Mrs. J. T. AA'arren. Miss M. Biggs,
Louisville: H. O. Marcy. Boston; G. R. Bltck
holm and wife. St. Louis; Dr. D. I. Wolf
jtteln. J. Lowe. Cincinnati; Dr. and Mrs. M.
L. Rheln. New York; AA". A. Doyle, Seattle.
Tho Prrkins S. S. Doak. wife and son.
Tacoma: John Brown and wife, Tacoma; E.
Wlnut and family. Forest Grove: Albert and
wife. Albert and wife. Forest Grove; Claud
A. Humlt. Miss "Myrtle Sumlt, Miss Helen
Sumlt. Mrs. Hllo Han. Atlanta. Ga.; Mrs.
AV. Osborne. Eugenei Mrs. E. B. Houghton.
East Oregon; A. G. Prell and wife, Sclo; J.
P. Anderson; A. J. Hill, Anaconda, Mont.;
W. H. Badger. Albany. HI.: S. L. AVlllia.
Seattle: H. S. Dertz. St. Paul: H. H- Bender.
Blllumson; G. S. Goodwin, East Liverpool:
Mr. A. E. O. AVylle. Ballusls; S. F. Chad
wlck. Colfax, Wash.: Mrs. 11. Govern. Ce
cil Govern, Grant Govern. Hood River;
Charles James, and wife, Tekos; L. J. Cu
berly and wife. Garflold. Wash.; J. D. Lurtz
Farmlngton. Wash.; Geo. D. Brown ana
wife. Tlkoa. Wash.; J. M. Lowe. The Dalles;
Chas. Levan and wife. Chicago. HL: H.
Avon C. Frodena. Henry Van Frodena. C. D.
Raley. Watervllle. Wash.; Thos, Morfett,
Moffett Springs; Frank Hollenbeck. Fre
mont. Neb.; Wm. J. Manner. Blalock.
Wash.; Jno. A. Manderson and wife. Butte,
Mont.; A. B. Upton. Sioux. Mich.; Cap.
Beard.'ley. New York: C. D. Brandt and
wlf. Port Ludlow, Wash.; J. J. Callahan.
North Yakima: W. P. Beebe. St. Louis; J.
Thomas. San Francisco; Mrs. V. A. Young.
Z. W. Collier and mother. Chicago. III.; K.
Thomas and wife. Denver, Colo.; L. Good
man. St. Paul: Archibald MacLonln. St.
Paul; D. Eckerstin. New York: Wm. Gor
man and wife, London, Ont.; T. M. Hunt.
Cottage Grove; Ed Mammasse and son.
Athena: C. G. AVUlIams. Athena; D. C
Harrison. Fltturds: E. Havens and wife.
Miss Havens. Indianapolis. Ind.; Mrs. E. A.
Shorpes and daughter. Port Townsend; E. L.
Qulnn. Walla AValla: D. P. Phelps. Tacoma;
J. AV, Bartley, Tacoma: Mrs. Jno. A.
Weaver. Lewlston, Mont.
The? Imperial Dr. H. AV. Dewey. Tacoma;
D. Hood. Astoria: D. B. Kelly. Seattle; J.
P. Elcles. Seattle: AV. D. Hoffman and wtfe,
San Francisco; H. Boslous. Hood River: O.
J. Smith, wife and daughter. Pendleton;
Iva B. Roberts. Pendleton; L. Schwartz and
family, Sumpter: N. H. Looney. Salem; C.
L. Frltchard. Independence; Dr. F. R. Ori
alla and wife, San Francisco: N. B- Carron.
wife and son. St. Louis; Clark E. Saunders.
Union: H. A. Wright and family. Wilbur; C.
B. Waton and wife. Ashland: Mrs. Thomas
and daughter, Oakland: Dr. Thos. B. East
man and wife. Indianapolis; Dr. J. AV. Stew
art and wlf. Logansport; Miss Margaret
Megee. Logansport; AValter Young. San
Bernardino; A. L. Kunsly. Corvallls: Per
dvat E. Loder. Philadelphia: Miss H. E.
Focht. Philadelphia; Miss A. S. Focht. Phil
adelphia; B. R. Albion and wife, Billings;
R X. Ryan. Jr.. San Francisco; Albert Fer-
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bathe freely for some minutes.
Repeat morning and .evening. At
other times use Cuticura Soap for
bathing the face as often as agree
able. No other Skin Soap so pure,
so sweet, so speedily effective.
Cmtleari Sop combines dtlleste medicinal and eaol
llent propertlc dartred from Cut lean, tht irst Slcta
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son. Red Bank; Morris Recfe and wife. Ger
mantown; Miss Edith Reefe, German town;
Ida Stanlope. Spokane; Maud lift. Seattle:
J. H. Raley. Pendleton; W. A, Wright and
family. Klamath Falls; J. R. Freeman and.
wife. Red Bluff.
Tho St. Charles H. C. Merwin, Kalama;
J. H. Hauer. Prineville; R. D. Helrey, Ame
rillo; C. Utter. Mllwaukie; AV. P, Shelton,
Hoo.ulam; J. L. Clifton. Sac City; Char lea
Chandler. Hood River; J. J. Eastman, Clats
kanlo: AA'. L. Fuller. M. D.. Richland: FranU
Medler and wife. AA'asco: A. Scbulenberr,
Bridal Vail: B. AVllkes. The Dalles: E. H.
Cox. Dunbar; John Scale. AVashougal; O. S.
Phillips. Spokane; R. M. AVordle. Carlton:
AV. F. Pruden. Clarkes; R. M. McKeru, New
berg: AV. S. James. Latourell; W. M. Cline,
Mount Angel; J. J. Smith, Prlneville; M.
C. Marker. Claude Collins. Forest Grove;
Claude R. Hadley. Tacoma: R. A. Winter,
City; Alfred Enickeon. Hlllaboro: J. H
Grubbe. D. Anderson and wife. Oakland: G.
W. Kenney, Grcsham; G. L. Baker. North.
Yakima; John Selpp. Tacoma; Miss Grace
Navarre. Lake Chelan; H. E. Ellis. South
Bend; H. Harris and family, Idaho; T. H.
Thorne. S. Thome. Pendleton; Thurston . Grim.
J. S. Brust. Irrlgon Mrs. M. J. Powers,
Westerla; Miss Cora Spangle. Dayton; Mrs.
AA. M. Axtel and daughter. Forest Vale; Mrs.
J. C. Axtel. Woodland; J. M. Northrup and
wife. AVoodland; N. Merrill, Clatskanle;
Jamea Robins. Stella: J. B. Vutricks and fam
ily. Garvols; Mrs. Syverson. Rainier; A. H.
Brown, City: J. Slmlns. Vancouver; A. B.
Leavett. Portland. Me.; E. T. Price. Albany
James Boyd. DHIey: Clara. Erlon. Collrell;
F. A. Davis, wife and mother. AVlchlta; G.
S. Selem. Fisher; R. M. McKern, Newberg;
J. L. Morris. Chehalla; Elmer Nelson. G. W.
Tompkins, Edmonton: John Brown and wife,
Newbcrg; B. H. De Pue. Seattle; Mrs. J. F.
Hantelman, Oregon City; P. B. Remington,
Spokane; C. R. Edwards. Goldendale: H. E.
Moretz and family, De Moss Springs; Mrs.
J. Baker and eon. Cathlamet; John Nlsaen
and, son. Eagle Cliff; I. S. Baker. The Dalies;
George E. Lewellen. Moro: J. D. Organ. Kel
so; James Near and family, St. Johns: Alex
Rowan. Seattle: John H. Caldwell. Austin;
Mrs. H. G. Hanson. Austin; Mrs. L. F.
Corency and daughter. Grangevllle; Tlllla
Manson. Mae Manson. Lizzie Manson, Grange
vllle. Tho Esmond B. N. Snyder, M. Snyder,
Glondale; G. C. Tlchenor, Clatskanie A. K.;
Morgan. K. DIetz. Rakiler; Mrs. Aedder, Lu
ella De Jean. C. Zlegler. Sumpter; F. L. Mar
tin. Dlos: AV. B. Prior and wife. Botee: P.
Hanson. Eureka Springs; J. A. Brant, Tilla
mook: C. Rosen. B. Welden. Miss Allison. Maa
Allison. A'ancouver: B. Mason, Boring: L.
Bartlett. R. Scott. Goat Island; L. R. Sohms,
Tacoma; G- A. Taylor. Arthur; M. R. Elli
ott and wife, Prinevllle; R. Cram and wife.
Cross Keya; J. E. Malmbersr. Clarkston; C
Hanson. Logan; J. F. Walton and wife,
Moro: O. AV. DIckerson and wife. Marietta
P. Hanson. Eureka; C. F. Royal. Salem: H.
S. Kaynor and wife, Cedar Rapids; EL O.
Fritz, Seattle; E. E. Walte and wife. Child;
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H. C. Scammon. Eugene: F. Blrney. Spo
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Klapp. Scnppoose; J. Endlghan. Chicago; J.
McCann. J. McCann. Jr.. L. L. Palm. Co
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Los Angeles; C. F. Sterrett. San Antonio; W.
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The Oregon Oscar Budge. Chile; J. C.
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River; M. H. Yeoman. Lakeland: Mrs. R. A.
Elam. Henderson; E. A. Fulton, Lakeland: T.
A. Bennett. St. Louis; E. C. Parson. Sale
Lake; AV. L. A'all and wife, Miss Mary Vail,
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Ilngham: B. AV. AVray. Chicago; C. Van Bur
en. Valparaiso: J. K. Lynch and wife. Os
wego; A. AA. Dow San Francisco; E. A. Co
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