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THE MORXIXG OREGOXIAX, THTERSDAtt .JTJTiY 20, 1905.
Portland Girl in Party That
Makfs Perilous Ascent.
TRYOUT FOR MAIN EVENT
Professor Kingsbury Barks His Shins
in SIideOrer Side of Precipice.
Some Hszamas Climb Over
PARADISE VALLEY, Tuesday, via
Longmlre Springs, July 19. (Special.)
-This morning- every pack pony -was
pressed into servjee and the rest of the
Mazaraa party moved 'from Longmlre
Springs into Paradise Valley with most
of their dunnage bags.
By far the most perilous trip thus
far was made to Eagle Peak, the high
est point Jn the Tatoosh Range, rising
6400 feet Into the air at an angle, in
the main, of 30 degrees, and in many
places 15 degrees. There seems to be
no doubt but what those who made
this dangerous ascent are thoroughly
qualified to climb to the top of Mount
Tacoraa. Included in the party were:
Joseph H. Amey, of Portland: S.
Stokes, of Astoria, Or.: Frank Hart, of
Astoria; Miss Agnes PJummer, of Port-,
No trail, has been made up this steep
mountain, so it was a matter of break
ing .every step of their way through
the brush. The women stopped within
400 feet of the top; but the men pressed
on around the narrow rocky ledge to
the summit, where one false step would
have landed them in eternity. The
women were enthusiastic over the hard
and dangerous climb, and would have
followed the men to the very top had
they been permitted.
There were no serious accidents,
though Professor John A. Kingsbury,
of Seattle, had a narrow escape. His
alpenstock slipped, and he slid several
feet down an almost perpendicular
rocky precipice, skinning his shins as
he fell. He was able to Rave himself,
Jhowever, and made his way safely to
Another large party of Mazamas. led
by R. L. Gilsan, of Portland, and In
' eluding E. P. Sheldon, forestry expert,
of Portland; climbed to the top of the
mountain overlooking Nlsqually Gla
cier. It was a hazardous bit of climb
ing, as the rocks and boulders were
I constantly moving and rolling, but all
I made the trip In -safety, with nothing
, more disastrous to report tiian bruises,
scratches and swollen feet.
One of the Klser photographic corps
narrowly missed a severe accident. He
had secured a perch among the Icy
i cre'asses of Nlsqually Glacier, lntcnd
I ing to slide down for the benefit of the
I moving pictures which were to be
taken, when he lost his footing and
tumble down In real earnest. A rope
za.4 about his body, however, and he
was quickly rescued. This entire per
formance was caught by the moving
Chester Washburne, of Eugene. Or..
was the first man to make the ascent"
'to the crater. He reports the crevasses
tfull of snow, and the climbing not at
tended by unusual dangers. He made
the descent In three hours and a half.
OYSTER BOARDS POWERLESS
Thurston Court Declares Legislature
Repealed Act of 1897.
OLTMPIA, Wash.. July 19. (Special.)
A decision of the Supreme Court,
handed down today, putc out of busi
ness the County Boards of Oyster Land
Commissioners .appointed by the Gov
ernor under the provisions of an act
passed in 1897. The decision affects
particularly Pacific County, where the
County Board had disapproved a dozen
or more applications for the purchase of
oyster lands, on the ground that the
lands were natural oyster beds and
therefore not purchasable.
One of the applicants. T. W. Ham
mond, of Tacoma, applied to the Supe
rior Court of Thurston County for a
writ of mandate to compel the Com
missioner of Public Lands to act on
the application, regardless of the pro
ceedings of "the County Board. He con
tended that the Legislature in 1903.
by creating the State Oyster Land
Commission, composed of the Gov
efnrt Land Commissioner and Fish
Commissioner and tninsferrlntr to
them someof the powers that had been
theretofore conferred on. the County
Boards, had repealed by implication
the entire act of 1S97.
The view was sustained by the lower
court and affirmed by the 'Supreme
Court. County oyster boards have no
legal existence. The lands directly and
indirectly involved constitute about
1200 acres of very valuable oyster lands
All 1VJllAJd. Hill uur.
LEVY EXPLAINS RISE IN RATES
Northern Pacific Vice-President In
vites Tariff Inspection.
OLTMPIA. Wash.. July 19. (Special.)
The Northern Pacific Railway Com
pany's answer to the complaints from.
incnans snippers concerning the new
tariffs on less than carload lots was
received by the Railroad Commission
today. The reply -Is from Vlce-Presl
dent C M. Levy, who alleges that the
new tariff Is a readjustment of rates
covering practically the whole of the
territory west of the Cascades.
Chehalls and other Southwest points
have been enjoying the rates corres
ponding to those In effect from points
where water competition was a factor.
These rates were out of proportion to
those exit-ting from points where there'
was no water competition and the
traffic department decided that Tsuch
places should all be placed on the same
The tariff sheet- is Inclosed by Mr.
Levy and reductions made from a large
number of places are marked In red
Ink. He contends that the reductions
by the road offset the Increases and
that, taken as a whole, the new tariff
uoes not creato an Increase in rates.
He believes the new rates are reason
able and close inspection of the new
tariffs. Is invited.
LOOKING FOR LOBSTER FARM
Eastern Man Would Invest Capital
In the Business.
OLTMPIA. Wash.. July 19. (Special.)
K. H. Chi Us. of Tacoma, representing
.Eastern capital, was In conference with
the. State Land Commissioner today in ref
erence to securing control of a lagoon
in Kitsap Count', where It Is desired to
start a lobster farm.
Cbitds is connected with a fish and
oyster company In Tacoma. He has In
terested Flab Commissioner Kershaw In
tlve sincerity C the plan and Stn. Ker
shaw' ',Js alee- here to use Mn efforts in
hftlpinr tbe promoters of the new enter
prise jsettwe the land etrd.
AsonriUw t tb JTimh Commtirtfloer. ,1tJ
has been demonstrated that lobsters will j
propagate In the waters of Puget Sound. J.
The difficulty about lobster fanning is tb .
keep the lobsters within certain bounds, j
SHERIFF REFUSES TO RESIGN
Idaho County Officials "Will Attempt
to Throw Him Out.
BOISE, Idaho. July 19. (Special.) Sheriff
Havlrd has refused to resign, announcing
he will fight the case. He had been given
until 2 o'clock this afternoon to HJe his.
resignation and pay over his shortage, the
alternative being .proceedings to oust him
from office and prosecute him under the
At 2 o'clock the Sheriff asked for two
hours more. Afther further consultation
with his attorneys he app-ared at 4
o'clock and announced he would decline
to resign, stating the charges were too
vague. County Attorney Koclsch states
proceedings for ouster of the- Sheriff will
be inaugurated In a few days.
It Is intimated that the attorneys whom
Havird consulted will not represent him
In any proceedings that may be brought.
AGED INDIAN FOUND SLAIN
Supposed to Have Been Murdered by
Another Red 3Ian.
EVERETT. Wash., July 19. (Special.)
The dead body of Dr. Jim. an Indian aged
IOC years, was found under the bridge of
the Darrlngton branch of the Northern
Pacific, three miles from Arlington, to
day, with a bullet hole In 'the back qf
bis head. Jim disappeared Monday. The
trail Indicated that his body bad been
dragged B0 feet from a point on the bank
of the Stlllaguamlsh, where It is believed
be had been sitting when shot from be
hind. Marshal Berrldgc. of Arlington, suspects
Johnny Price, an Indian, knows bow Jim
was killed. Price was acquitted recently
of murder In shooting his son. Andrew,
and Andrew's wife. Julia. He made
threats to kill several Indians.
ASLEEP WITH JK IN
EX-MINISTER CROW IS PLACED
IN HILLSBORO JAIL.
Wife in Terror of Man She Sues for
Divorce, Who Has Threatened
to Kill. Her.
HILLSBORO. Or.. July 19. (Special)
C T. Crow, an ex-mlnlstcr of the United
Evangelical Church, was this morning
thrown In Jail by Deputy Sheriff F. T.
Kane. TesterdM Crow was served with
a process enjoining him from visiting the
home of his wife. Just outside tbe city
limits. Crow went to the home this
morning and the officer went out on the
receipt of a telephone. He found Crow
asleep In the barn, In possession of a
Crow's wife has sued for a divorce, and
she asked for the property, which she al
leges was purchased with money fur
nished her by her father, and. as she
feared for herself and 13-year-old son.
she asked that he be kept away from tne
premises. Crow has been drinking to
excess for over a year, and when In his
cups has been very abusive, threatening
to kill his. wife and then kill hlmsolf.
When drunk Crow acts very much like
a crazy man and he was recently ex
amined for Insanity, but discharged. At
the time he was discharged, upon his own
suggestion. Crow signed a contract with
his wife, he to abstain from liquor and
she. In consideration of this, was to live
with him. He kept his promise for a
week, when he visited the Lewis and
Clark Fair and came him intoxicated. His
brother, who came from Iowa to see him,
felt so humiliated 'at Crow's fall from
grace that he left on the next train for
his home In the East.
Crow- was bom In Wisconsin about 47
years ago, and was a man of more than
ordinary Intelligence. His first break
with the Evangelical Church occurred
peveral years ago, when C. C. Poling was
presiding elder. From the ministry he
went into the wood business and did very
well. Ho took to drinking and his con
duct has alienated his once many friends.
All his personal property has been at
tached to certify a claim of Hon. W. H.
Wehrung. who is now connected with the
Lewis and Clark Fair.
Crow Is In contempt of court and will
doubtless be permitted to remain in Jail
until he Is duly sober.
Methodist Visitors at Oregon City.
OREGON CITY. Or.. July 19.-(Speclal.)
A party of 100 persons, who are attend
ing the Methodist conference at the Lewis
and Clark Exposition, spent the day at
Oregon City today visiting the various
landmarks of interest that are so closely
associated with early Methodism In the
Northwest. Among the places of histori
cal interest In this city that were vis
ited were the first Methodist Church
building that was erected In the state
and the residence and graves of Dr. and
Mrs. John McLoughlin. While in tho
city the visitors were the guests of the
members of the Oregon City Methodist
Jorden Is Held for Burglary.
ABERDEEN. Wash.. July 19. (Special.)
George Jorden, the watchman of the A.
K. Wood mill, at Hoquiam, who was ar
rested on the charge of burglarizing the
company's store, was held to answer to
the Superior Court In the sum of $2500
ball. It Is said Jordcn's peculations have
extended over ten years. So well trustea
was he Otat not a breath of suspicion was
ever entertained against him. It Is said
other arrests are expected to follow, as
he is suspected of having had confeder
ates. Stabbed, by a Candlestick.
STOCKTON, CaL. July 19. Albino Cas
illas, a miner, who has been employed
In the Mclones mine In Calaveras County,
has stabbed to death his brother-in-law.
Bruno. The two men had been
on bad terms for several months. They
met In a saloon at Morales and got into
Caslllas was knocked ("own. whereupon
he drew a candlestick and tabbed Bruno
twice In the left breast and three times
on the right side. He then made good his
Given Control Next Year.
VICTORIA. B. C July 19.-An Ottawa
dispatch says the Imperial government
has agreed to the taking over of the
Esqulraault and Halifax garrisons under
the terms proposed by Canada. Canada
will pay the whole cost of Esqulmault's
garrison Instead of half, as at present,
but will not assume control of that post
until July of next year.
CbasBberbUB's CUc. C&elcra a4 Sbtrrheea
Thls Is unquestionably the most success
ful -medicine In use for bowel complaints,
and it la now the recognised standard over
a large part or the civilized world. A few
doses of it will invariably car an ordi
nary attack of diarrhoea. It has been
used In nine epidemics of dysentery with
perfect success. It can always be depend
ed upon, even in the more severe attacks
of cramp colic and cholera morbus. It Is
equally successful for Summer diarrhoea
and cholera l&fantum in children, an 1c
the means of saving the lives of ma;
cailArcn each year. When reduced wta
wete- and sweetened it is jlMt e
ak-, wMcb tc Important when mtjlehw
Sk to be given to lftl chlHr. Xvery
man of a family feeuM keep taw
Jn his . "Buy It -now.. Jt mar
ttfs. Pot sate by aU Anptftvts. ,
BIG YEftfl FOR FISH
Prophecy by Washington Fish
CANNERS WILL NOT GET ALL
3Iany Million Pounds of Salmon to
Be Salted, Smoked and Shipped
. Fresh Outlook for the
Run of Sockeyes.
OLTMPIA. Wash.. July 19. (Special.)
Reports received by the State Fish
Commissioner concerning the fishing
Industry on the Columbia have led him
to make the prediction that this will
be the banner year in that district In
value of the output.
Fish Commissioner Kershaw does
not deal In figures, but expresses the
belief that the value of the output will
be greatly In excess of the year 1901,
when it reached a total of 51.3S6.32S tor
the Washington side of the river. The
Increase he believes will not be so
much In the number of cases packed as
ifi the amount of fish shipped, salted
In J904, the Columbia-River district
In Washington packed 179.S13 cases,
while 4,S2i,000 pounds were sajted.
smoked, shipped (fresh or consumed
The outlook for the sockeye pack on
Puget Sound, which has been a failure
for three years. Is good, according to
the Fish Commissioner. This year Is
the beginning of the four-year cycle
when tradition and past experience
holds there should be an immense run
of sockeyes. In 1901, the yeaf corre
sponding to this, the pack at the period
corresponding to the present time was
not greater than now, and the run of
pockeyes vas not greater this early in
In 1901, which was the greatest sock
eye year ever known on the Sound, the
pack was 1,220,000 cases. This fell off
the following year to 372,301 cases, and
in the succeeding year to 167,211 cases.
The Fish Commissioner, however,
does not predict a pack equal to the
pack of 1901. He places his estimate
at about BO per cent, or about 600.000
cases of sockeyes. The year, he says,
will be a successful one. for the pack
ers because they are now packing more
of the other varieties of salmon
than they did In 1901, and he believes
the value of the output will be equal to
that of 1901.
The reason for the falling off of the
sockeye run. as compared with that of
1901, Is ascribed by Mr. Kershaw to the
operation and existence of the dam In
the Qulsnel River. In British Columbia,
In 1901. This dam cut off about three
fourths of the spawning grounds In the
Fraser River, and as the fish return
to the ground where they were
spawned at the end of four years. It Is
his theory that that "run cannot be
equal this year to the run in the lass
Fish Commissioner Kershaw declares
that he was Incorrectly quoted early
In the season in respect to the enforce
ment of the week-end close period by
Bellingham dlspp'ches. Mr. Kershaw
says tthat he Is using every means at
his disposal to enforce the law. but
that he has only one patrol-boat and
the ground cannot be aa fully covered
as If he had more facilities at hand.
He does not believe the large corpora
tions will attempt to violate the law",
and1 did not say that all trap men -would
ignore the close period and pay the
minimum fine if arrested.
He expressed the opinion, he says,
that that some of the smaller trap men
might violate the law. hoping to be
fined only the minimum. He will pros
ecute all violations to the best of his
ability, and endeavor to have the fine
Imposed In case of conviction meet the
extent of the violation.
O. A. C. REGENTS' ELECTION
Horticulturist to Be Employed, and
Several Departments Enlarged.
CORVALL1S. Or.. July 19. (Special.)
J. K. Weatherford was re-elected
president. John D. Daly secretary, and
B. F. Irvine, treasurer at the annual
meeting of the Board of Regents of
the Oregon Agricultural College held
here today. Their terms are for two
Miss Margaret Snell resigned as head
of the department of household scl
once, her resignation to take effect In
July, 1906. The employment of a hor
tlculturlst for the experiment station
was ordered and the presidents of the
college and board and Regent John O.
Olwcll were authorized to make a se
Further development of the depart
raent of mines was ordered. J500 was
set aside for additional equipment and
Chester Prebstcl was elected as in
structor. An Increase of equipment and
curriculum In the department of me
chanlcal engineering was authorized
and the college committee and the
president of the college authorized to
plan the Improvements.
The purchase of six acres of land ad
Joining the college grounds and known
as the Foster property was authorized
at a cost of $6003.
President Gatch was Instructed to
add to the course- In mathematics and
engineering a course in road building
and to employ assistance. Is necessary.
The degree, of doctor of laws was
conferred on Judge W. W. Cotton.
Harry BearJ, of the closs of 1899, late
Instructor and band leader at the Re
form School, was elected an Instructor
In the physical department and made
director of the cadet board. The sal
ary of Professor Fulton was advanced
to 51400 per year, and that of Mr. Tar
tar to $780.
Resolutions of respect to the memory'
of the late President BIoss. former
bead of the Institution. Benton KUUn,
a .former regent, land the late J. AL
Church, who died while a member of
the board, were adopted.
OPTION IAW TO BE TESTED
Doubt Has Been Expressed as to the
Validity of Coos Election.
SALEM, July IS. (Special.) A test suit
will probably be brought in Coos County
to determine the xalldtty of the local op
tion election held In that county last
November. That such a suit be brought
has been recommended by Attorney Gen
eral Crawford, who finds that the validity
of the election Is in doubt.
The county Judge of Coos County has
written the Attorney-General that the
notices of. the local option election were
not posted 12 days, prior to election day,
as required by law. The Attorney-General
expresses the opinion that the law
If, Mandatory upon this point ana that the
failure of the Sheriff to comply with its
terms will be fatal. Numerous autheritfee
aire cited, sua-psrting the oelnlen. but
the Attorney-General aamks that tbere
& other autheritfee baling tbt the
(aMttre or ngeet ef tK ShsrMC canet
bate -the eect of wiatratefc1he tb wwi
vcA that if it be sbowm from alt tb V-
cumstauees that It was known to the
people that the election would be held,
the result of the vote will be sustained.
Because the authorities are In conflict
and the question Is In doubt. Mr. Craw
ford advises that a test eye be brought
and that pending a decision thereon no
expense be incurred In an effort to en-
fore the law.
MALICE IS "N'OT PROVED.
Telephone Lineman Acquitted for
Trimming a Salem Shade Tree. J
SALEM. Or.. July 19. SpecUL--D.
Clinton, a lineman employed by the Paci
fic Sate? Telephone Company, was today
acquitted of the charge of wantonly and
maliciously cutting limb? off a tree In
front of the residence of Mrs. D. J. Fry;
Judge Burnett Instructed the jury that
the question whether the lineman had
a right to cut the tree was not an issue
in the case, for if the lineman honestly
believed he had a right to cut off branches
to make room for wires, then the act
was not "wanton and malicious."
This case has attracted wide attention;
as It was expected the trial would deter
mine the rights of telephone companies
and owners of shade trees. Such deter
mination Is evidently not possible 'in a
criminal case, however, for the cutting
may be done unlawfully, but not wanton
ly or maliciously.
Pays Fine for Assault.
ASTORIA. Or Julv 29. fSn-r!l
Charles Hull, the Lewis and Clark
rancher, who was arrested yesterday
on an information charrlnir him with
assault with a dangerous weapon on
Tony Anderson, was arraigned In Jus
tice Goodman's Court this morning.
With the' consent of the plaintiff ' the
information was changed to a com
plaint charging- assault. Hull pleaded
gumy ana was nned zs and costs,
which he paid.
STUNG TB DEATH BI BEES
WASHINGTON COUNTY PIONEER
DROPS BEFORE HIVE.
David Campbell, Considered an Ex-
pert in Handling Honey-Gatherers,
Cannot Be Roused.
HILLSBORO. On, July 19. (Special.)
David Campbell, a pioneer of 1853.
was stung to death by bees last even
ing while remoylng honey from a hive
at the home of J. M. Grear, of this city.
Deceased was expert at handling
honey-bees, and was generally In de
mand for these services.
The bees swarmed out of the hive and
attacked Campbell on the forehead,
face and temples, and he must have
fallen unconscious at the very first
attack. Two physicians were called,
but the man could not be aroused from
his stupor, the poison having entered
Mr. Campbell was born in Illinois,
August 9. 1S44, and came to Oregon In
1853. settling with his father on the
Campbell homestead, sir miles south
of this city. He was wedded to Agnes
Fleming In 1873. Two children were
bom to the union. Estella Hoover, who
survives, and Perley Campbell, who
perished on the lake south of town, the
latter part of January.
Campbell had Just received notice of
the death of a sister. Mrs. Elizabeth
Hunsacker. of Prlnevllle. Three broth
ers survives William Campbell, Spo
kane. Wash.; George Campbell. Laurel.
residing on the old home: and Elder
James A. Campbell, of Portland, who
for several years has preached as a
SOUTH BEND, Wash.. July 19. John
Springer, pioneer and Indian W ar vet
eran. who died here last week, was
burled July 16 in Vancouver Cemetery.
Mr. Springer came to Oregon In 1S52
and resided In Portland several years
when Portland was a small village. For
years he carried the mall from Portland
to Vancouver, residing In Vancouver
about .14 years. Of late years he had
resided at South Bend. He participated
In a number of engagements during the
early settlement of Oregon and Wash
ington against the Indians. He was
twice married. Seven daughters and a
son survive him.
General O. O. Ash ton.
SEATTLE. July 1?. General Oliver O.
Ashton.of Boston. Mass.. dropped dead In
the Hotel Washington In this city about o
o'clock this afternoon from a stroke of
apoplexy, brought on by the heat.
General Afhlon. accompanied by his
wife, arrived In the city Wednesday from
a trip to Alaska. They spent the last
Winter at Los Angeles, Cal., and came
from there to Seattle to make the North
ern trip. He had Just returned from a
drive and had been sitting In the lobby
of the hotel for a few minutes when the
Mrs. Anna Dickinson.
GERVA1S. Or.. July 19. (Special.) Mrs,
Anna Dickinson died here yesterday after
noon after an extended Illness. She was
a native of Ireland. Mrs. Dickinson came
to Oregon in 150 and settled In Salem.
She was 66 years, old .and left five chil
GAMBLING CEASES IN PIERCE
Sheriff Has Given Satisfaction in a
Number of Towns
TACOMA. Wash.. July 19. (Special.)
All gambling In this county outside of the
city limits Is a thing of the past. Pierce
County is closed tight. For the, last few
days Sheriff Denholm and his deputies
have been kept busy notifying all saloon
keepers In whose places of business
money-paying slot machines were being
operated and gambling x tables conducted
inai wings nave gone too ir ana au
kinds of gambling had to stop.
The towns of the county which have
been placed under the ban are Puralhro.
Sumner, Ortlng. B adder, Wllkeson. Fair
fax, South Prairie. Stellacoom. all points
on the Tacoma Eastern and others.'
Wllkesoa Is a mining town and has a
worse reputation for gambling than any
ouicr piace iu mc ctnmy ana me refor
mation that has struck the town makes
every day like a Saa4ay to some.
Southern Pacific Improvements.
OREGON CITT. .Or.. July 19. (SoecIaL)
Workmen for the Southern Pacific Com
pany today inaugurated the Improvements
that are to be made to the company's
main track ana sfdtag. together with the
building of underground and overhead
team or pedestrian eresatags. in return
for the perpetual franchise to certain
street rights that have been granted by
the city. The tmoravements involve an
expenditure of about $9i.o9 and may la
dude the butidteg of a new doooc
The Srst job tobe uaJ-ertake is tje
building of the uadorgrouad toam and
edesirtaa erosoter at TMrd street and
tbe coms4etio of the South, Sad road to
connect there wMX.
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Aberdeen Millmen Force Oth
ers to Join Their Ranks.
UNION IS TO BE FORMED
Most of the Laborers Now Out Arc
Finns Who Po Xot Understand
English language Iioggcrs
ABERDEEN, Wash July 13. (Special.)
While the strike In the mills of this
city extended today. It war without any
serious trouble.' Tomorrow' a crisis may
be reached where the police may be
called upon' to interfere, although the
xnlllowners, at a meeting- this afternoon,
decided to close each mill wherever the
strikers appeared and made threats.
The striking yardmen, composed mostly
of Finns, many of whom, do not under
stand English, met this afternoon and
organized a union. There were from -KO
to 500 present, but not more than 200
signed the membership list. It was de
cided to call the association the Mill
workers' Union, and only the English
language will be spoken, the Finns agree
ing to an Interpreter of the proceed
ings. It was decided also to endeavor
to get al the millmen on the harbor to
Join and then force tha xnlllowners to
agree to a scale of wages.
The xnlllowners held a meeting at about
the same time, and the loggers who
were asked to reduce the price of logs
refused to do so. Tbe mlllowaers then
decided to keep the mills closed, at which
strikes- hare .been started. At those at
which "strikes appear from now on the
owners propose to follow suit .and. If
necessary, to ciosa every ntM ob the
harbor rather than meet tic demands.
Tha situation then will be that tb strik
ers. If successful la their unionization
of . the raillwerkers, will call out .every
mlllworker or the harbor, to 'gain their
point, even, from mills that are paying
the wage asteed for.
It was declared by jieveraL mlllownera
that they cannot stand the x-alse. as
well .ar some . ef the newer xatlls. for
tbe reason that their equipment Is not -so
xftodernand requires more xsen. The ef
fort to ualontee the xalHworkers was
unexpected, as an attempt xsade mora
than a. year ago to do thisfaUed after
a trial, and in February last tse charter
was returned to tbe NatIol: Tra4s As
sembly. - '
The vote today was for reorganisation
and revival of tbe union and to Sght the
'strike to a,flafeli. Tbe cemaittees were
aselnted to watch all trains and pre
vent tha bringing In of outsiders. This
Isera&Hr the strikers started in a crowd
of M a went t tbe Anderson Mid
dletea w3il. where werk bad' bees re
sumed. Tbr attesapted ts take'.out tbe
mtea. bedtty?' and saaia' blows were ex
changed, when tbe saltt; was shut down
to vroM poesfbte bib a
From tbe Anders Jk Xtdrifetoa mill
tbey preens d to tbe "Western asttJ. sev
eral Mocks west, aad a n ciosapMancr
of tbe bm to ut w -followed by a
Eilers Piano House
vote to go Into the mill in a body and
take the men out by- force and blood
shed. The owners, after a parley, de
cided to close the mill and this was done.
Tho strikers then went to the Hart
Wood mill and on being- told that tho
men who were receiving 51.75 a day. had
been let out and that 12 men. would be
put In their places, the strikers tiegan to
cheer, and then left the' mill for down
town, where the meeting in the afternoon
was agreed to. Later In -the afternoon
a small portion of the crew of Hart-Wood
mill, known as the "drop men," went out
on a demand of an increase from $2 to
$2.25 a day. and this gives the. strike ap
pearance of an attempt to Increase prices
Tomorrow morning the strikers say they
will proceed to the mills on the south
side of the river and close them, and
also to Cosmopolls, where the big plants
of Gray's Harbor Commercial Company
is situated. The day following" they pro
pose to go to Hoquiam. illllowners say
the organization of the union may result
in a complete shutting down of all mills
on Gray's Harbor, but that they are
better prepared to stand it than the
This afternoon the Undstrom shipyard
force was let out on account of a scarcity
of timber used In the ships to be built
there, and tonight the strikers say they
will endeavor to get out the longshore
men,, so that the loading of vessels can
not proceed. The "West Slade mill force
were paid off tonight.
Oregon City Surgeons Sued.
OREGON CITT. Or.. July 13. (Special.)
Dr. W. E. Carll and Dr. C. A. Stuart,
two prominent surgeons of this city,
were today made defendants In a suit
for 55000 damages brought in the State
Circuit Court by J. M. Marlln, admin
istrator of the estate of 3aggie Goetjen.
Harlln alleges Mrs. Goetjen died July 20,
1008, from the effects of a surgical op
eration performed by the defendants.
They are charged with unskilled and neg
ligent professional services.
About & year ago a similar suit was
filed by the husband of the woman, but
the proceeding was dismissed on the
strength of a demurrer which recited that
the suit was irregularly brought.
Great Heat at The Dalles.
THE DALLES, Or. July 15. (Special.)
Today has been the hottest day of the
season the mercury registering from 97
to 1 In various parts of the city. To
night Is very hot with" no breeze or prom
ise of abatement Tn the heat.
We are going- to give away this
938.99 Dlie Cebtsabla Graphepbeae
absolutely free ilt our Booth in tho
Liberal Arte BaUdls- ea Aa leant IS,
1896. One of those prize winners,
you know, at the St. Leal Fair.
Call at our-Exhibit or at
our-Store for any infor
mation that is required
and Inspect the machine.
ATTEMPT TO WRECK TRAIN
STEED RAIL "LAID OX NORTH
ERN PACIFIC TRACK.
Bent In Shape of Horseshoe by Twia.
City Express Before Engine
Can Be Checked.
SCAFPOOSE. Or.. July 19. (Special.)-.
An attempt was made last night to wreclc!
the Twin City Express of the Northern!
Pacific, leaving Portland at 11:45 P. JL,
by placing a piece of steel rail weighing:
720 pounds across the track. The point'
selected for the attempt was two mlles
west of Scappoose, where the track, has;
a slight down grade parallel with . the
The engineer saw the obstruction- and
slackened speed, although close upon It
before It was observed. The cowcatcher
of the engine picked up the rail, force of
contact with which bent the steel - into
a horseshoe, and the train was brought,
to a stop- -after carrying It about ICO
Ashland Adds to Sewei System.
ASHLAND, Or., July 19. (Special.)
Contractors are busily engaged In
building a his addition to Ashland's
sewer system, which Is bain? extended
through the main business section of!
the city, both ways on Main street; up
Hargadine. avenue, out the boulevard
to Allison street, making- more than a
mile of new sewer. Preparations are
also being: made to begin work upon
another extension of the sewer system
in the Fourth-street district.
Over 520,000 was spent upon thu
mains last year, and the cost of tha
work under way at "present amounts t:
Building for Medical Department.
SALEM. Or., July 19. (Special.) Plans
have been completed for the erection of
a 515,000 building for the medical depart
ment of Willamette University. The
building will be located on the. northwest
corner of the college campus and will
be of brick and three stories high. Money
for the construction of the building bast
already been subscribed.
And all the principal cities ef tbe werl&
Grrad Frtse Farfs, 1999. DVabsel
Trtte St. Leai, 1994. ' ' ' "-'
Ceneerts at tbe above, addrece.. (S7f
Wae&iiigtea streets every Teeeeey
and TlHUKier,. at 4 r. jfc ,