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THE MORNING OREGOKIAy, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1905.
BREAK. OUT AFRESH
Flames Doing Immense Dam
age in Linn County.
FIRE NOW IN BIG TIMBER
Curtis Lumbering CompanyHas En
tire Force at AVorkBlitillng
With the Element. In a
ALBANY, Or., Sept. 6. (Special.) Aban
doned by flre-flghters two days ago, under
the belief that all danger had passed, the
forest Are up the North Santlara River
broke out afresh today, and bids fair to
become the greatest fire ' experienced In
Linn County. The flreS -whloh were burn
ing In the North Santiam Valley last
week were not destroying a, great amount
of valuable timber, but were cleaning out
farm homes and railroad property. Be
cause the flames were not in the valuable
timber, the only effort was to protect
farms and villages while permitting the
slashings to burn out .
Unknown to the fire-fighters, the nre
jumped the river at Gales, burned through
the second-growth timber along the river,
and today burst out with intense fury in
the great belt of timber on which the
Curtis Lumber Company is now working,
and to which their logging road has re
cently been constructed. This road, which
is a spur of the Con-allls & Eastern Rail
road, is partially destroyed, and the
flames are rapidly rendering useless the
croam of merchantable timber on the
L!nn County side of the Santlara Canyon.
Fanned by a high wind, the flames are
increasing in intensity and extent, and
the damage will figure thousands of dol
lars. A logging camp of the Curtis Lum
ber Company, which was In this valuable
tract of timber, was claimed by the
flames, engines, equipment and all being
a total loss. Loggers were forced to flee
for their lives, and a large supply of
logs ready for the mill were destroyed.
The fire is several miles from Mill City
in a vlrgjn forest. Npne of the moun
tain villages are endangered, but an In
estimable loss will result to ownors of
timber land The principal loser is the
Curtis Company. This company has Its
entire force of men fighting the fire, and
nfrvrts nr nut forth tonieht to secure fire
fighters In Albany. All hopes of chocking
tne names wjtnout me assistance 01
favorable weather are gone.
Tn!fht Alhnnv nnnnln nr TVfltohlnc the
lurid reflection of the flames 40 miles
Flames Jump the Chehalis.
CENTRAL! A, Sept. 6. Telephone ad
vices from McCormlck. a small sta
tion on the South Bond branch.
Indicate that a big forest Are is raging in
the timber of the H. McCormlck Lumbor
Company, of that place. The Are Is west
of the mill on the Chehalis River, about
two miles from the mill, and Is noar the
logging camp of the lumber company.
Mr. McCormlck, president of the com
pany. wired for a Are warden on Tues
day night. A crew of men were kept
busy on Wednesday fighting the fire away
from the logging camp. Theac men were
under the personal direction of Mr. Mc
(The fire started or was started on the
east side of the Chehalis RJver. and
jumped across tho river. The timber on
the east side Is not very valuable, but on
the west side there is some Ane standing
timber that has Just been purchased by
Mr. McCormlck, and the Arc Is now in
Miners Become Fire-Fighters.
"WALLACE, Idaho, Sept 6. Flames
from forest Arcs three miles from Mullan
completely destroyed the boarding-house.
bunks and tents at the Snowstorm mine
yesterday afternoon, and Is threatening
the ore bins. The entire force of the mine
is out Aghting the Aames to protect the
timbering In the tunnel. Every bucket In
Mullan has been brought Into use, and an
army of mon are pouring water on the
The forest Ares east of here are raging
with undue fury, and are destroying nun
dreds of acres of timber.
Dense Smoke Near Sumpter.
SUMiPTER. Or.. .Sent 6. Smoke from
forest Ares in this vicinity is becoming so
dense as to almost shut off the view of
the Elkhorn range of mountains. Fires
are still burning and doing considerable
damage- m the timber districts.
FIGHT ON SEATTLE FIRE CB,IEF
Washington Insurance Company Is
After His Scalp.
SEATTLE, Wash., Sept 6. (Special.)
A fifrht between the Washine-ton In
surance Society and Fire Chief Ralph
Cook, -who has been in the Seattle paid
department for 16 years, has broken
oui. xne insurance society has begun
a flirht to secure Cook's nffiolH.1 snnln.
Asida from treneral rliarwo nf t n ef
ficiency the insurance society declares
that drunkenness prevails in the de
partment and. carries the charge as
iar as tne neaa. incidentally the so
cioty Insists the department is not
more than half large enough to pro
tect the city.
Chief Cook indignantly declares that
the society!s flght is precipitated by
his persistent effort to have insurance
rates reduced in Seattle. JHo has made
this flght persistently and .had insisted
all alone that thn neewsnrv nrntnotlnn
to property existed to Justify lower
There are possibly one or two other
reasons for a flght on Cook. He was
one pf the Are chiefs who advocated
the firemen's Tellef bill during recent
sessions or tne .Legislature. Thl:
measure imposed an additional tax up
on Insurance companies to provide
pension fund for disabled or superan
nuatert fireman.. TT hne oUn lilt
tain Are apparatus 'companies -pretty
nara in tnrowing out tneir supplies
the ground of uselessness. :
ENROLLMENT WILL BE HEAVY
Bright Prospectrfor Coming Year. at
the Agricultural College.
CORVALLIS, Sept (Special.)--
Everybody about.the Oregon AgricuP
tural College Is busy In preparation
for the opening of the new school year.
The registration promises to be tho
largest in the history of the institu
tion. Some estimates place the enroll
ment for the coming year about the 800
mark, with" the idea that the school
will register 1000 students' the follow
ing year. '
It is already known that tho patron
age from Eastern Oregon will exceell
that of tho past year and that many
more families from that locality will
move, nere for school purposes than
ever before. Houses are in great de
maud, but all .will be accommodated.
Every carpenter and painter in the
town le taxed to his utmost capacity.
ICeyer before ;.iw-ero. there so many
nouses unuer cynstructiqn .newness, is
stamped on every part of the town that
voted Itself dry on everything except
Money that "has been Idle or de
pendent on loan for gain has been
called in and put Into buildings for
profit; -and many have built on bor
rowed capital as a matter of enter
prise and speculation one poor school
teacher having constructed five nouBes
on borrowed capital this season.
The college. Is being renovated
throughout. The administration build
ing has been overhauled and repaired
on the inside. The department of phar
macy "will have a 'much-needed addi
tion to the main building. The old min
ing building has been set apart for the
department of geology; and the de
partment of metallurgy bas been
moved to Agricultural HalL Both of
the boarding "halls are now undergoing
thorough renovation; and everything
will be -I norder by September 15, when
the 6xam!natlon for entrance will
begin at the college.
School Districts Advised to Resist
Assessment or School Property.
OLYMPIA. Wash., Sept 6. (Special.)
In an opinion given today the Attor-.
ney-Ge'neral advises the Prosecuting
Attorney of Kitsap County that there
is a serious question as to whether
school district property can be as
sessed for local improvements under
the 1905 law which sought to provide
for tho assessment of state and county
property for such improvements.
Tne Attorney-Gonoral expresses the
view that the body of the act of 1935
Is broad enough to include school dis
tricts within its scope, but that the
title of the act is not The obvious
conclusion is that the Attorney-General
believes the law of 1905 unconstitu
tional In at least some points, but as it
Is the rule of his ofAce not to pass upon
the constitutionality of any act he, in
this case, advises the Prosecutng At
torney to resist any attempts to assess
school district property for local im
provements under tho 1905 act and to
press a test of the constitutionality of
the law in the courts.
ROSEBURG DISTRICT FAIR.
Citizens Offer Long List of Extra
Prizes to Exhibitors.
ROSEBURG. Or., Sept 6. Specials-
Preparations are nearlng completion for
the district fair to bo held at Roseburg
September 12 to 16, inclusive. There will
be a comprehensive display of agricul
tural, horticultural, livestock and domes
tic products. A good speed programme
has been arranged and purses offered, and
other features of Interest provided.
The business people of Roseburg arc tak
ing an active interest in the Fair, and are.
offering a. long list of special prizes for
choice exhibits. In addition to the llboral
cash premiums offered by the Fair Asso
ciation. Many entries of blooded livestock
have already been made, and the fair
promises to be the most successful one
ever held here.
FELL INTO BOILING SPRING
Young Woman Tourist Meets Terri
ble Death in Yellowstone Park.
LrviNGSTON, Mont, Sept 6. Miss
Fannie WIekcs, aged 22 years, of Wash
ington. D. C. said to be well known In
the National Capital, died in this city last
night, from the effects of falling into
a boiling spring in the Yellowstoue Na
tional Park several days ago.
In company with a number of other
Eastern tourists Miss Wickes was making
a tour of the park, and while viewing!
a geyser play she stopped DacKwaras to
miss the blinding spray of the spouter
and fell into a boiling hot spring. Her
body was literally cooked from the waist
down,, and death ensuod after a period
of Intense agony.
Custom Makes It Binding.
OLYMPIA, Wash., Sept G. (Special.)
A case brought to test the legality of
the custom, since statehood, of assess
ing costs In crimnal actions against the
state, whore the person charged with
crime appeals from a judgment of
conviction and secures a reversal, was
decided by the Supremo Court today.
The court holds that the statutes are
hot cloar on the quostion but that
long-continued custom ought to have
some weight in a doubtful statute, es
pecially where the Legislature has
acquiesce! In that construction by not
enacting definite legislation to the con
trary. The court holds that tho costs are
assessable against the fitate. The case
was that of State -of Washington vs.
Frank Rutledgc and came- up from
Fiftieth Anniversary, of Lodge.
EUGENE. Or., Qppt . (Special.)
The last of this month Eugene Lodge,
No. 11. A. F. & A. M.. will celebrate the
SOth anniversary of tho organization
of the lodge. Arrangements are now
being made for appropriate exercises
and a banquet All the lodges In the
oounty will participate In the festivi
ties as woll as eome outsldo the
Eugene lodge stands second among
the lodges in this'stato and the mem
bers are very proud of their organiza
tion. Sues for Detention In Dungeon. .-
SEATTLE, Wash., Sept 6. (Special.)
A. Nichollson, who was held for eight
days In the Seattle City Jail, has brought
suit for 55000 damages. He is a Winni
peg, Canada, man, arrested for complicjty
in a holdup, but discharged after an in
vestigation. In the meantime he alleges
communication with, the British Consul
or an attorney was denied him. He de
scribes the jail as a "damp, dark, cold,
vermin-infested. Althy and in every way
an Improper place for the keeping of a
human being." Ho Insists he was without
bed or bedding, and compelled to sleep
on a cement floor.
Milwaukio to Build City Hall.
OREGON CITY. Or., Sept 6. (Spe
cial.) Tho City Council of Mllwaukle,
at a meeting last .night, decided to pur
chase a lot and orect a city hall and
Arehouse. There will be enough money
in the city treasury within a month,
arising from the payment of licenses,
to erect the building and no bond will
have to be issued for this purpose. Ther
council committee on nnance was in
structed to purchase a suitable lot
Installing New Machinery.
HOQUIAM. Wash., Sept 6. (Special.)
The Panel & Folding Box Company has
shut down its large plant for 60 days In
order .to install machinery, which has cost
$100,009. When .the mill is started again
it will have a capacity of 250,000 feet of
lumber a day.
Attack of Dlarrfeoea Cared by One Itose of
Chamberlain' Colic, Cholera tud
I was so weak from an attack of diar
rhoea that I could scarcely attend to
my duties, when 1 took a dose of Cham
berlain's Colic Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy. It cured mo entirely and I
had been taking other medldn6 for
nine days without rellet I heartily rec
ommend this remedy as being the best
to my knowledge for bowel complaints.
R. G. Stewart of the firm of Stewart
& Sro., Greesville. Ala, For sale by
TO TEST TIE SOIL
Experiment Farms May Be
PROSPECTS ARE BRIGHT
Statistician Blanchard Says No Sec
tion Under Government Irriga
tion Projects Gives -More
s Promise Than Tills.
KLAMATH FALLS. Or.. Sept 6. (Spe
claL) "an effort will be made this Fall
to secure an appropriation from Congress
which will permit the Department of Agri
culture, cc-operating with the Reclama
tion Service and tho State Experiment
Station, to establish an experiment farm
under both the Upper and Lower Klamath
projects," said Statistician C. J. Blanch
ard of the United States Reclamation
"Owing to the peculiar conditions In this
basin," continued Mr. Blanchard, "with
its uplands and drained lake beds, It may
be necessary here to establish two farms.
It Is the Intention to make these farms
self-sustaining. Each of them Is to offer
an object-lesson to the farmers and to
furnish practical demonstration of the
proper crops which should be grown. The
Reclamation Service will furnish the land
and the water, while the other bureaus
will maintain the farm. Only a small ap
propriation will be required to Initiate the
"After a very careful examination of
the whole project, I am convinced that
this section offers as Ane opportunities for
industrious farmers as any other section
of the country In which the Government Is
engaged In constructing Irrigation works.
From conversations which I have had
with soil and plant experts. I believe that
diversified farming on comparatively small
farm units will prove successful. I know
of no section In which the Reclamation
Service Is now ODeratlne which has a
brighter future than the Klamath basin.
"The Importance of the Klamath project
becomes aparent when we remember that
it will nearly double the present Irrigated
area of the entire State of Oregon.
"The agriculturists of the basin Impress
me as being progressive and awake to tho
Importance of the great work upon which
the Government will soon be engaged.
"By takin? uo the project a unit at a
time, there will be no overproduction, and
the first unit completed will furnish an
object-lesson, not only for the basin, but
for the whole country- Up to. the present
time there have been no efforts at inten
sive farming here. Land has beoa cheap.
and most of the people have become pos
sessed of more than they can handle. It
has resulted here, as elsewhere, in more
or less careess farming.
"Pending the completion of the various
units of the Klamath project. It seems to
me that the people could well engage in a
campaign of advertising the advantages of
the valley. A regular series of personal
letters addressed to friends and acquaint
ances In the East would certainly prove
very effective. This kind of advertising
has bean done in some sections of Idaho
with splendid success. By this method
a fine class of farmers are brought Into
the oonntry men of families, who make
Arst-class citizens and the best of neigh
FRANCHISE FROM OREGON CITY
Oregon Water Power Company to Be
Given Greater Privileges.
OREGON CITY. Or.. Sept 6. (Special.)
An agreement has been reached between
a special committee of the Council and
Treasurer F. 5. Morris and Superintendent
D. C. Fields, of the Oregon Water Power
& Railway Company, on the proposed
franchise for the railway company. Fields
and Morris were at the conference and
the city was represented by Mayor Som
mer. City Attorney F. T. Griffith and
Councllmen William Shcehan, Rudolph
Koemer and Hiram Straight
All the features of the franchise ordi
nance were agreed to except the section
concerning payment of license tax. It
has not been decided whether to make a
sliding scale or to have the company pay
the city a Axed sum. At present the rail
road pays the city $550 annually.
The company Is at present doing busi
ness on a passenger traffic franchise that
has 2S years to run, and on a freight
franchise that Is good for another seven
years. Under the present franchise, only
two freight trains can be run each way
in a day. The proposed franchise will
allow two freights of six cars each to bo
run each way in the forenoon and the
same number in the afternoqn, with un
limited freight privileges at night The
life of the franchise Is 35 years. The
company will be required to place its
tracks In the center of Main street, and
to pave the street between the tracks
with Belgian blocks and cement
City Attorney Griffith has been instruct
ed to confer with the attorney of the
Oregon Water Power &. Railway Company
and to draw an ordinance which will bo
considered by the special, committee be
fore it Is presented to the Council.
ONLY ASK FOR MINOR CHANGES
Washington Assessors Generally Sat
isfied With Last Year's WTork.
OLYMPIA, Wash.. Sept 6 (Special.)
The counties of Benton, Lincoln, Colum
bia, Adams. Klickitat Chelan, Asotin.
Whitman, GarAeld. Yaklma.-Franklln and
Walla Walla were heard by the Stato
Board of Equalization today. .
S. G. Noble, Assessor of Lincoln County,
and Wilbur Hopkins, Assessor of Colum
bia County, contended that the flat rates
placed on cattle throughout the state by
tne state ooara and the Aat rates on
pianos and organs were unjust to 'the
farming communities of Eastern Washing
ton. It was contended that the cattle
of Eastern Washington,, as a rule, are
range stock and worth less than 'half the
value of the dairy stock of Western Wash
ington. They believe cattle should bo
classified. The rate valuation last year
The Assessors allege that the farming
communities owned more organs than pi
anos and that their pianos were not as
valuable ones as the instruments owned
'in cities. They believe there should bo
a classification of the Instruments.
The general expression front all coun
ties was satisfactory with the classifi
cations of last year. Minor changes only
were asked in a few Instances.
TIMBER SYNDICATES PAY TJP
Suits Instituted In Clatsop County
to Be Dismissed.
ASTORIA, Or., Sept 6. (Special.) The
five tlmberland syndicates which some
months ago brought stilts against Clatsop
County to have the assessments on their
property on the 1503 rolls sot aside, today
paid up the balance of their taxes due for
that year, and as soon as the Circuit
Court meets the suits will -be dismissed.
When the suits- were commenced the
plaintiffs deposited with the Clerk of the
Circuit Court the sum ot-RULSS. being. 60
per cent of the taxes charged against
them. That was their tender In fall of
all taxes on their property.
This morning Attorney Un thl cum, of
Portland, representing the syndicates, ap
peared before the County Court and of
fered a compromise by paying 54;rf.33.
which Is the balance of the tax outstand
ing, and $100 as Interest The members
of the court decided that as the suits are
pending In the Circuit Court the usual
penalties for delinquent taxes cannot be
enforced, and that there Is also a ques
tion If the Interest can be collected, so
they accepted the compromise offer, the
plaintiffs agreeing . to dismiss the suits.
The amount as agreed- upon was paid to
the Sheriff this afternoon.
HELPMEET IN HIS HOLD-UP
San Francisco Woman Work'ed With
Husband in Golden Gato Park.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 6. The, ar
rest of William Sampson and wife, at
759 Howard street has revealed to the
police the secret of numerous high
way robberies committed In Golden
Gate Park. Last night Harry Foley,
ex-prizefighter, was held up in the
park. He opened Are with a revolver
and the highwayman escaped. A mo
ment later a carriage, driven by a
woman, came swiftly by. The police
At midnight a report came to head
quarters that William Sampson lay In
his "house suffering from a gunshot
wound In the shoulder. He was taken
to the hospital, whero he admitted
having been at the scene of the hold
up. It appears the husband and wife
have worked together in the commis
sion of these crimes, taking with them
a 2-year-old baby to disarm suspicion.
EVIDENCE IS LACKING.
Case Against Lebanon Liquor Club
Dismissed at Albany.
ALBANY. Or.. Sept 6. (Special.) Upon
motion of Deputy District Attorney Galex
S. Hill, Justice of the Peace W. S. Rlsley
today dismissed the charge against An
drew Jennings, of Lebanon, of violating
tne local option law by selling liquor In
a club. The Jury had been drawn and
lawyers for defense were prepared for a
hard fight when the motion was made
and granted by the Justice over the ob
jection of the defense.
Mr. Hill stated that the motion was
made at the request of Dr. W. H. Booth,
the prosecuting witness, who was Joined
by other Lebanon prohibitionists In re
questing the dismissal. The reason given
was the absence of important evidence.
Great attention was attracted by tho case,
the Circuit Courtroom being Ailed with
interested persons from over the county.
CHINESE IN THE CANNERY
Aberdeen Has Oriental Labor Only
During the Fishing Season.
ABERDEEN, Wash., Sept 5. (Special J
Today tho Gray's Harbor Packing Com
pany started its plant, which has been
improved and increased at an outlay of
$10,000. Fifty Chinamen are employed,
and the Ash-packlng season Is the only
ume mese orientals are permuted in
Aberdeen. The company for the first time
Is making its own cans and the Chinamen
are doing this work also.
Black salmon are running sow, but so
far the catch Is light The company ex
pects to pack 50,039 cases. This Winter
the company Intends to Interest the
ranchers In raising peas and other vege
tables for canning purposes, and In this
way the plant will be still further untll
Izcd. White labor will be employed out
side of the Ash season.
ROSEBURG VOTERS TO DECIDE
Question of Municipal Ownership
of Light and "Water Plants.
ROSEBURG, Or.. Sept 6. At the
regular meeting of the City Council
last night a resolution was Introduced
by Councilman F. G. Micelll for sub
mitting to tho voters at tho regular
city election, to be held on October 2,
1K6, the question of municipal owner
ship of the city water and light sys
tems. The question to be voted upon is
merely to get an expression of the
citizens as to whether or not they are
favorable to municipal ownership, and
to the -bonding the ojty for such pur
pose in a sum not exceeding $200,000.
The resolution was passed without op
position. Changes on Water Commission.
ASTORIA. Or.. Sept. 6.-(Speclal.) At
an adjourned meeting of the City Water
Commission this evening a motion was
made and carried that beginning October
1 the offices of clerk and superintendent
which have heretofore been Ailed by ono
man, shall be separated. Lars Bers
wick, who is in the employ of the Com
mission as engineer at a salary of JITS
per month, was appointed superintendent
and G. W. Lounsberry was appointed
clerk, at a salary of $75 per month.
W. E. Dement tendered his resignation
as a member of the Commission, and As
mus Brix was selected to AH the va
cancy. The latter appointment Is for
No Indictments Probable.
SPOKANE. Sept 6. It Is predicted
by the Chronicle today that no indict
ments will be returned by the grand
jury In the charges against Chief of
Police Leroy C Waller or Deputy
Assessor Fred Leghorn, three jurors
belug opposed to returning true bills.
Chief Waller was cnarged with ac
cepting $15 from Margaret Clark. Leg
horn was accused of preparing maps
at the county's expense and selling
Land Frauds in Skagit.
BELUNGHAM, Wash., Sept 6. The
Federal Government has commenced to
take testimony In 14 cases of alleged
violation of the continuous residence
feature of the homestead laws by
commuters iu Skagit County. The evi
dence Is taken before the Superior
Court of Mount Vernon and forwarded
to the department Two cases have al
ready been heard.
Cliarged With Robbing the State.
HELENA, Mont, Sept 6. A dis
patch to the Record from Forsyth says
the hearing before Judge Dick of Harry
G. Wright Luther Terrett C. W. Bailey
and J. W. Selvldge, on the charge of
defrauding the state out of several
thousand dollars by Illegal bounty
warrants, resulted in Wright and Ter
rett being discharged and Selvldge and
Bailey held I6r trial. All are prominent
City Hall Accepted by Council.
ABERDEEN. Wash., Sept. 6. Spe
ciaL) The City Hall, which has cost
complete, including furnishings. $35.-
000, was formally accepted by the
Council today. No date has been fixed
for its dedication. The building Is con
structed of pressed brick with sand
stone trimmings ana is considered a
fine architectural success.
Lumberman Marries a Teacher
ABERDEEN, Wash., Sept 6. (Spe
ciaL) Scott Weatherwax. one of the
best-known lumbermen on Gray's Har
bor, and part owner of the Western
mill, was married tonight to Miss
Blanche Karshner. for the past three
years a teacher la the public schools
of T acorn a. Thy will leave tomorrow
J, for the Lewis ana Clark fair.
NO LONG CONTRACT
Governor Thinks Convict La
bor Will Improve in'Value.
CHECK FORFEIT TO STATE
Air-Tlght'Stovo Company. JHad Been
Awarded Ten-Year ' -Lease at
6.8 Cents an Hour, 'but
Did Not Make Good.
SALEM. Or., Sept 6. (Special.) The
Airtight Stove Company, of Portland, has
given up Its right to a contract for the
leasing of convict labor at the State Peni
tentiary, and Governor Chamberlain has
declared Its certified check of $500 forfeited
to the state. The company failed to sat
isfy the Governor as to its ability to ful
AI1 the contract for which It was the suc
cessful bidder, the reason given being that
the loss of the company's plant In Port
land had materially reduced its property
holdings. The company had been awarded
a ten-year contract at 5.S cents per hour,
but failed to make good.
It Is now doubtful whether the Gov
ernor will let any contract soon for the
leasing of convict labor for a term of
years, and It Is certain that when a con
tract is made It will not be for more than
Ave years. The Loewenberg-Golng Com
pany, the present lessees, have made an
offer of 45 cents an hour on a Ave-year
contract, but Governor Chamberlain is in
hope of being able to lease the prisoners
to farmers at more favorable terms. At
j any rate, he will wait a while before mak-
from a number of Valley farmers indi
cating a willingness to hire, convicts to
grub land, and this plan of giving employ
ment to the prisoners' will be Investigated
before a new stove-foundry contract Is
In speaking of the matter today. Gov
ernor Chamberlain said that he believes
many changes will take place in the next
ten years, and that If a ten-year contract
were made for leasing convict labor to a
stove-manufacturing company. It would be
found in a few years that the men could
be employed with more profit to the stato
and with less competition with free labor.
He believes In working convicts on tho
public roads and on such work as grub
bing land work that free men do not like.
If he can see a fair prospect of steady
employment for the prisoners at such
work, he will not enter into a new con
tract for leasing the convict labor to the
However, the Governor Is settled in the
conviction that the men must be kept era
ployed at some kind of useful work, and
If it should be found impracticable to work
them on the roads or on farms, they will
be leased to a stove company.
AT WORK AT THE SEASIDE
More Delegates Arrive at Y. W. C. A
SEASIDE, Or.. Sept 6 (Special.) More
delegates arrived at the Northwest Con
ference of the Young Women's Christian
Association and the programme ot
work commenced In earnest The early
morning service was conducted by Mrs,
E. L. Park, of -Salem. Classes were opened
by the Rev. John Dean, of Seattle, and
Reno Hutchinson, of Portland Young
Men's Christian Association. Student and
city conferences were presided over by the
National secretaries. Misses Kyle and
Cratty. In the afternoon there was an
outing to salt cairns of Lewis and Clark.
Vesper service was held on the edge of
the roaring ocean.
Today's arrivals Include Reno Hutchln
son and wife, of Portland: Mrs. W. B
Wood. Miss Walker, president and secre
tary respectively of the Seattle associa
tion: Professor Mary Farnham, dean of
Pacific University. The colleges reprc
Washington Whltworth University. Pu
get Sound University, Whitman College,
Cheney State Normal School, washing
ton State College at Pullman.
Oregon Monmouth State Normal
School, Dallas College. Drain High
School. Pacific College at Newburg. Pa
clflc University at Forest Grove, Oregon
Agricultural College, McMInnvllIe College
Willamette University. Philomath.
Idaho University of Idaho, Lewiston
Montana Weslevan and State Unlver
City associations Portland, Seattle, Spo
kane and Everett
FALLS UNDER MOVING WHEELS
Aged Resident of Chehalis Is In
CHEHALIS, Wash., Sept 6. (Spe
ciaL) "Watt Long, an old-time resi
dent of Chehalis. was instantly killed
In this city this morning. He was
knocked from a Aat car and run over.
Near the old Aourlng mill plant
number of men were engaged In un
loading crushed rock for a road east
of town. Long was on an unloaded
car, watching the work. A switch en
gine bumped into the car and Long
was knocked off. The wheels passed
over him, killing him Instantly.
Long was about 69 years of age. He
had lived hero a number of years, com
ing here from Iowa. He was a prom
inent G. A. R. member and an uncle
of ex-Senator Henry Long, who died
at this place a few years ago.
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Wag not more awe-inspiring than the great eruption of Yf3nvius that
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During the, wonderful production of "The Last Days of Pompeii."
Ask anyone who has seen this startling and thrilling disturbance,
and they will tell you that yon will regret it if yon miss this, your,
last opportunity. Sunday night positively marks the closing perform
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Oddfellows' Night, Emblems of Order.
FridayWoodmen's Night, Emblems of Order.
Saturday Ladies' and Children's Night, handsomest lady and
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Seats for "Pompeii" 25, 50 and 75 cents. The 50 and 75-cent
scat3 include free admission to "The Oaks." On sale at Skidmore'a
Drugstore, 151 Third street, and at the 0. W. P. & By. Co.'s Ticket
Office, Pirst and Alder streets.
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