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THJB" ilUKJNJLfUx O BE GONIAL, T&ETCSDAT, SEPTEMBER 31, 1005.
AT 12 Y ER R S
Swift .Transition of Valley Boy
Is Startling; " -
PUZZLE -TO PHYSICIANS
Within Six Months Walter Miller's
"Weight Has Doubled and a
Beard Has Started on
GORVALL.IS. Or.. Sept. 20. (Special.)
Living across the Willamette from
Gorvallls, at a distance of a mile or so
Js a boy -who, in the past six months,
has shown such abnormal growth that
he has doubled in weight. In. this pe
riod of only halfa year, he has made
the transition from a boy of 12 to the
stature and weight of manhood. The
boglwnlgs of a growth of beard com
plete tho sudden and swift change in
trfeleb. this lad, though still a boy in
years, is a man in everything else.
The case is said to be without a parel"
lei in medical annals. The most emi
nent physicians of Oregon have had
oportunlty to study the phenomenon,
with the rosult that all are said to be
puzzled, and without explanation for
tiho. singular change that has come upon
tWs bey. who only returned last week
t Ms home from Portland, where he
was soen by many doctors.
The boy's name is "Walter Miller. He
Is'the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Miller,
whose home is a mile or two oast of
GtrvaMs. Up to the time he was 12
vears old. Walter had not appeared in
any sense different from his playfel
lows. He was of ordinary size, and In
all things was about as is the ordinary
la- not yet in his teens. It was a little
msec than six months ago that he be
gji to grow. Of course, at first no at
tantien was paid' to his unusual devei
preont. but as the growth went on
wtth such abnormal features, lifting
the lad out of his boyhood so swiftly
aJK5 suddenly, his family began to man
ifest both Interest and concern.
A physician -was consulted, but hr
tvs unable to explain or account for
the phenomenon. There was nowhere
la medical books an account of a. sim
ilar manifestation. A disease was de
teribad wherein there Is such growth
f head, or feet, or hands, but no case
la which the growth involved the whole
parson, and embodied a complete trans
ition from one generation almost to an
other, if was then that Walter was
taken to Portland, where his case was
Ftatdted by various physicians in that
Meantime, the boy had doubled in
weight. He had attained an avoirdu
pois of nearly 160 pounds. In stature
he was the size of p short man. The
foot or two that had been added to his
stature and the SO pounds to his weight
had all come about in six months, a pe
riod In which an added height of an
inch and added weight of five pounds
would have been almost remarkable.
An unfortunate feature of this
change from child to man Is that some
thlagHn the transition has made it Im
possible for Walter to stand on h'is feet.
Barly in the change It became more
difficult for him to walk As the pro
cess advanced, he could only move
about whon assisted. Now. it has come
to the point whore if he attempts to
stand he immediately topples ovor
hack ward. The condition is said to
suggest that some of the brain cells, of
which the functions of many are still
little or not at alL understood, may
have to do with the whole matter.
In any event, whether from brain or
body origin, the growth and the im
pediment in locomotion have proceeded
together, and they are atlll in progress.
What the sequel will be to this remark
able case is a problom that Is as puz
sHag to the medical men as It Is to such
at the laity as are familiar with the
MANX AIiTTMXI -ARE PRESENT
Pacific "University Opens Its Fifty
Sixth Session at Forest Grove.
PACIFIC ITKIVERSrrr. Forest Grove,
Or.. SpU 2. (Special.) Pacific Uni
versity and Tualatin Academy opened
Its JSth yoar at 10 o'clock this morn
ing with exercises in Brighton chapeL
After Scripture reading and prayer by
Hev. W. C. Bond, of San Francisco.
President W. N. Ferrin made -the open
ing romarks and then introduced Rev.
J. K. Nichols, of Ohio, who decried the
utilitarian ideas with which the college
oourse is nowadays eo often considered.
Br. J. K- McLean, president of the Pa
cific Tnoeloglcal Seminary at Berkeley.
OaL. noxt addrossed the students upon
their opportunities, their, size, their
pmxiniity and the preparation to be
made to best improve them. Many of
tlto alumni and friends of the college
The romalndor of the day was given
up tfi registration "which was large for
opening day, as many of the old sty
dents have not yetTCturned -from their
H. H. Markle, who has been engaged
as physical director for the ensuing
yoar, arrived last night and spent the
tlay looking over the athletic situation.
He is already planning for an addition
to the gymnasium, which will bo en
larged for the formation of a basket
ball court, which will eliminate tho ne
cessity of securing an outside hall for
the popular game.
Formal Opening at Albany.
ALBANY. Or.. Sept. 20. (Special.)
The formal opening of Albany College
occurred this morning at 10 o'clock,
whtn faculty, students and friends of
the college gonerally met in the chapel
and listened to an excellent pro
gramme. Pnrldent H. M. Crooks, who
enters upon.his duties at the Albany in
stitution this yoar, delivered an excel
lent address, and Misses Emma Sox and
Florence Boach, of the muslcM de
partment, were heard in much appre
This afternoon registration is in
progross, and the outlook for a large,
attendance is very bright.
Iiargc Attendance at Ashland.
ASHLAND. Or., Sept. 20. (Special.)
The Sduthern Oregon State Normal
Sohool. which has opened for the 1905
06 torm. has the largest attendance In
its history at opening time, according
to the reports of the officials of the in
stitution. The senior .class has a mem
bership of 33, which also surpasses all
A marked feature in the -attendance
is the large percentage of graduates of
high schools who are entering tho nor
mal to take the full normal course,
President Mulkey says.
Roll Growing at Corrallls.
CORVALLIS, Wash.. Sept. 20. (Spe
cial.) The registration of students is
lln-progress at -the college. ' The -number
.enrolled when the Registrar's of
fice closed today was 467.-against 461.
the hlrb-watervrecord of last jert -So
far the big percentage of students are
new. the old ones "being usually a few
days late in returning. )
SHEEP TO BE DIPPED AGAIN
Government Quarantine "Will Then
Be Raised in Idaho.
WEISER, Idaho, Sept. 20. (Special.)
The Idaho State Sanitary Board mot
here yesterday and concluded Its la
bors yesterday evening. Sheepmen
Were Informed by Government agents
of the Bureau of Animal Industry who
were present that unless they dipped
their sheep again this Fall, the quar
antine on Idaho sheep would not be
raised by tho Federal authorities, but
if they did, it would be removed and
sheep allowed to pass out of the state,
as it was thought that another dipping
would rerooe the scab from the In
Many sheepmen from all over the
state were present, and It was decided
to comply with the request. The dato
for dipping is any time between Oc-"
tober 1 and November 1. '
RAILWAY CARS FOR JAPAN
Large Sldpment of English Design
Goes on the Dakota.
SEATTLE, Wash.. Sept. 20. Speclal.)
Nine hundred "goods wagons," or freight
cars of. English design, were shipped on
the steamship Dakota today for Jap
anese railroads. These cars were built in
America and are a part of an Immense
order placed for railroad materials here.
The cars are 16 feet long, weigh 13,000
pounds and have a capacity of 20,000
pounds. They are mounted on four wheels,
in marked contrast to the double-trucked
American freight-cars. The smaller car
riers are better adapted to the extensive
local traffic in tho Japanese empire, which
does not justify larger freight-cars.
The Baldwin locomotive works is still
turning out locomotives for the Japanese
roads at the rate of one per day. Nine
teen go out on the Dakota. They are 60
ton engines adapted to narrow-gauge
roads. An order for 58 passenger coaches
will be ready for shipment soon.
OPTION OK MUCH TIMBER
BIG DEAD ON FOOT Br GRAY'S
New York Company Offers Six Thou
sand Acres on Humptulips
ABERDEEN, Wash.. Sept. 20. (Special.)
-An option which is regarded as good as
a sale was secured today by the West
Slade Mill Company and the Aberdeen
Shingle & Lumber Company from the
Olean Land Company, of Olean, N. Y.. on
C000 acres of land in 21-9, near the Hump
tulips River. The amount Involved Is
about 5518,000, which is a trifle less than II
a thousand on the timber embodied in tho
tract. The deal is one of the largest ever
planned on the Coast.
The option was secured pending an esti
mate of. the amount of timber. The firms
of West & Slade and the Aberdeen Shingle
Mill & Lumber Company are among the
heaviest on the Coast. It is the Intention
of the companies to go into logging for
themselves. The option is said to be for
TOUR OF THE SENATORS.
Dates Arranged for Meetings In
Eastern Washington. '
WALLA WALLA, Wash.. Sept 20. An
itinerary for' the Eastern Washington' tour
of Senators Ankeny .nd Piles has been
completed, except so far as visits to Oka
nogan, Klickitat and Skamania Counties
are concerned. It is possible the Senators
will proceed direct to Okanogan County
before they come Into Eastern Washing
ton proper, and tbey will either go Into
Skamania and Klickitat Counties on their
way to Walla Walla, or wiUtpostpone their
trip until after the other counties of East
ern Washington have been visited.
Owing to the limited time at the disposal
of the Senators and the difficulty of travel
on account of train and steamer schedules,
it is planned that only the county seats
can be viBlted this Fall, aa it takos over
two weeks df continuous travel to com
plete the tour.
The Senators will both be In Walla
Walla on the 28th Inst., as Senator Piles
has agreed to make a short talk at the
fair grounds, it being the Derby day and
the big event of the ten days' racing.
October 8, the Senators are due to appear
and speak at the G. A. R. reunion at
Asotin, and October 7 they are to be at
the state fair at North Yakima and back
to Spokane for the Spokane County Fair
by the 11th. The itinerary as made out is
September 28, (Tuesday ) Leave Walla
Walla 10:50 A. M., O. It. & N.; arrive Day
ton. 11:30 P. leave Dayton, :33 P. 1L;
arrive Walla Walla, 0:30 P. M.
September 27 (Wednesday) Walla Walla.
September 28 (Thursday) Walla Walla
Fair; leave Walla Walla. 6:15 P. iL. W. &
C. arrive Pasco, 6:45 P. M.
Septenfbr 2tf (Friday) Leave Pasco, 2
P. M.. Northern Pacific; arrive Spokane 7:25
A. M.; leave Spokane. 7:25 A. M., Great
September 80 (Saturday) Go to Watervllle
and return; leave Weaatchee, 8:15 P. M. ; ar
rive Epokane, 9:25 P. M.
October 1 (Sunday) Spokane.
October 2 (Monday) Leave Spokane, 7:25
A. M.; arrive Colfax. 10:50 A. M.; leave Col.
fax, 8:20 P. M.; arrive Pullman, i:05 P. M.
October S (Tuesday) Leave Pullman. 3:55
A. M.; arrive Lewlston, 7;S0 A. 11.; or leave
Pullman. 11:53' A M. ; arrive Lewiston. 3:30
P. Ml Drive to Asotin and return. Leave
Lewlston 11 P M.
Octobet 4 (Weflne'sday) Arrive Spokane.
6:20 A M.: leave Spokane. :45 A M., S. P.
& N.i arrive Colvllle. 1:17 P. M.
Ootober 5 -(Thurtdsy) Leave Colrllle. 1:17
P. M.: arrive Republic, 6:30 P. M.
October 8 (Friday) Leave Republic, 7
A. M.; .arrive Spokane, 6:20 P. ML; leave Spo
kane'. IOiSS P. M.
October 7 (Saturday) Arrive North Taki
ma, 6:40 A.M.
October 8 (Sunday) North Taklma.
October 0 (Monday) Leave North Taklma.
6:40 A. M.; arrive EUensburr. 8:05 A M.;
leav Ellensburg, 1:25 P. M.; arrive Procter,
3:55 P. M-: leave Preiser. 10:57 P. M.
October 10 (Tuerday) Arrive Pasco, 12j20
A M.; leave Pasco. 5:30 P. M.; arrive Ritx
vllle, 8:15 P. M.
October 11 (Wednecday) Leave Ritrville.
8:42 A M. ; arrive Spokane, 10:50 A M.
October 12 (Thursday) Leave Spokane.
1:40 P. M.; arrive Davenport. 4:20 P. M.
.October 13 (Friday) Leave Davenport.
fl:40 A M.; arrive Spokane, 11:35 A. M.
October 14 (Saturday) Leave Spokane,
7:25 A. IL; arrive Starbuck, 1:80 P. M.;
leave Starbuck, 3:15 P. at; arrive Pomeroy,
4:10 P. at.
October 15 (Sunday) Pomeroy.
Cut Throat With Pocket Knife.
BELLINGHAM, Wash., Sept. 20. The
body of an unknown, man. who had
committed suicide by cutting a gash In
his throat with a pocketknife. was
found lying Jn the brush by the B. B. &
B. C Railroad track, three miles north
of this city, today. He was dressed in
the garb of a woodsman, with no mark
Ankeny and Plies at Aberdeen.
ABERDEEN. Wash.. Sept. 20. (Special.)
Senators Ankeny and Piles arrived to
night for a two days' visit in Gray's Har
bor. They were met by a committee of
business men. Several entertainments In
their honor have been planned.
A WpMkrfal Teaks
BEOKSFOkB LiClD PHOSPHATE
Cooling, refreshlnc and Invigorating-. Dispels
that dragged, out feeling during Spring a&d
fiuauaetr -v '
IK WIS CLUB
Threatens Counties Protesting
on Tax Levy.
SPECIAL JOLT FOR LATAH
State University May Ho, Compelled
to CIoso WhenFunds Provided
for Its Uso Shall Have
BOISE. Idaho. Sept. 20. (Special.)
Governor Gooding today gave out an
Interview in which he states that, if
the counties protesting against the
state tax levy and- refusing to provide
for collection of that portion alleged
to be in excess of the constitutional
limitation, succoed fh- the resulting
suits, the State Board will be obliged
to close fCms of the state institutions
of learning when the money is ex
hausted. This hits Latah County pretty hard.
It is the seat of the State University,
and it has- Joined in this repudiation
movement. The Governor explains that
If the levy Is in excess of tho legal
limit it is the fault of the Legislature,
not of the State Board. He does not
think tho courts will sustain the posi
tion of the contesting counties. Con
tinuing, he says:
"Of course, if the counties should be
upheld In their contention, it would re
sult in closing the doors of several of
our institutions of higher education.
"As a usual thing, most of these In
stitutions have in the past shown a
deficit at the end of the two-year term,
payment of which has to be provided
for by the succeeding Legislature, as
will be seen by an item of JS809.25 in
the payment of a deficiency claim, pay
ment of which was provided for by the
past Legislature for the university, in
fact, the last Legislature provided for
the payment of US, 346.75 In deficiency
claims of various kinds from the pre
vious year. This materially added to
the total of the general appropriation
'The levy for the payment of these
deficiencies, and for the payment of the
debts of the various counties for un
paid taxes due the state, would more
than make the excess that is com
plained of by the protesting counties.
The State Board of Examiners would be
compelled to presume that this year's
refusal to levy and collect money for
these deficiencies would he repeated
next year, and the board would not be
justified in authorizing the issuance of
PUT A BULLET IX HIS HEAD
Frank Gage, of Caleb, Had Quar
reled With a Woman.
MITCHELL, Or.. Sept. 20. (SpeclaL) ,
Frank Gage, of Caleb, Or., committed
suicide a few days since by shooting him
self in the forehead with a 35-callber re
volver. It Is said Gage had become in
fatuated with lira." J. Baker and they be
came involved In. a quarrel in which he
threatened to shoot her and himself, but
sho persuaded him to leave her alone.
After writing several letters-, he told
that he was going to kill himself, and
went off down the road toward Caleb.
Some mjnutes after he had gone several
people heard two pistol shots. They
found t..e yqung man lying In the road
with his face down and a ballet In his
It Is supposed that Gage -fired the first
shot -in the air to attract the attention
of thom who could hear, and aimed the
second bullet at himself. A Jury from
Mitchell held the Inquest and rendered
the verdict that he came to his death
by a- wound from a pistol fired by his
PRIMARY ELECTION APHUi 20
Oregon Attorney-General Advises the
Secretary of State.
SALEM. Or., Sept. 20. Special.) Attorney-General
Crawford has advised Secre
tary of State Dunbar that the date for
the primary election under the direct pri
mary law will be April 30, 1505. The law
provides that the primary election shall
be held on the 45th day prior to the gen
oral election. The general election will
be held June i and Mr. Crawford says
that the 45th day previous to "the day of
the general election will be April 20.
The usual rules for the computation of
time do not apply In this case, owing to
the language in which the provision is
CftLL IB IE
NORTHWESTERN TRIBES TO
GATHER AT NORTH YAKIMA.
National Association to Be Formed
to Discuss Questions of Impor
tance to the Indians.
IORTH YAKIMA. Wash., Sept. 20.
(SpeclaL) The first National convention
of representatives of the Indian tribes of
America will be held at the Fair grounds
hero during the week commencing Mon
day, October 9. This promises to be an
event of unusual Importance. Delegates
will be present from Washington. Idaho,
Oregon, Wyoming, Montana. Utah and
other states. The object of the conven
tion is for the purpose of organizing a
Natldnal association for rilennaafnir it,..
Vtions of vital importance to Indians, pres
ent ana xuture.
Captain Aneas, of the Taklma tribe, ia
at the head of the movement. Lancaster
Spencer, of the same tribe, is acting sec
retary. The Yakima tribe Is making ar
rangements to have a big potlatch and
other amusements to follow the conven
tion. Thoutands iof Indians will be
GUN TOURNEY AT MED FORD
Marksmen of National Renown Arc
Billed to Shoot. ,
MEDFORD. Or.. Sept. 20. (SpeclaL)
The first annual tournament of the
Medford Gun Club, which will be held
here September 22 and 23. has attract
ed many sporting men of National rep
utation. The entries to date include:
T. Marshall, W. T. Crosby. P. Gilbert,
M. Tanning, R. O. Heiks and C. Powers,
acknowledged world's champions; W.
S. Wattles, of Denver: W. A. Slevers
and C S. Halght, of San Francisco; H.
C Helshey, of Minneapolis; D. W. King,
of New Orleans, and P. C Reed, F. Hol
ling. H. A. HoyL H. Juatlns, Frank
Howe, S. Shelton. who are prominent
In the sport in the Northwest. F. L.
Carter, champion rifle shot of the
United States, will attend and give ex
hibitions of fancy shooting.
Six hundred dollars In prize money
will he distributed among the. contest
ants. Many of tho men are accompa
nied by their wives. Arrangements for
the entertainment of the visitors in
clude automobile trips to the placer
mines about Jacksonville and through
the farming, section of tho Rogue River
Construing Optometry Law.
SALEM. Or.. Sept. 20. tSpeclaL) The
State Board of Optometry. Examiners Is
evidently having a hard time Interpreting
the law which gave the Board existence,
for twice this week the Attorney-General
has been asked for an opinion upon tho
meaning of the law. Today he rendered
an opinion holding that if a nonresident
of the state was regularly visiting this
state for the practice of his profession
at the time the law went Into effect, he
Is entitled to a license upon the same
terms and conditions as a resident who
was practicing at that time.
If he were only visiting the state occa
sionally and when it suited his conven
ience and at no stated Intervals, he could
not be called a practitioner within this
state within the meaning of the" act.
Passed Worthless Checks.
OREGON CITY, Or.. Sept. 20. (Spe
cial.) 7. C. Doyle, alias A. C. Doyle, wag
arrested here this afternoon by Chief of
Police Bums for passing worthless
checks. Sunday, September 3, Doylo visit
ed Kelly &. Ruconlch's saloon in thlg city
and cashed a personal check drawn on
the Bank of Oregon City for 512.50. Doyle
disappeared and was promptly arrested
on his return to this city today. In the
meantime the man has been operating In
Portland, where he is wanted on a simi
lar charge. Doyle will have a preliminary
hearing in Justice Court tomorrow.
Commission 3Iay Cross the Line.
VICTORIA. B. C Sept. 20. The Can
adian Fisheries Commission, now sit
ting here, decided today to hold inter
national sittings In the State of Wash
ington, if the necessary arrangements
can be made. The time and place has
not been chosen. It has been suggested
that a closed year, once in every four,
be arranged, and this matter Is expect
ed to be discussed.
CHARGES SCOBEY WITH DIS
HONESTY AND CORRUPTION.
Attorney Disbarred From Practice
Before Olympla Land Office
Appeals to Commissioner.
ABERDEEN. Wash.. Sept 20. (Special.)
Jesse F. Murphy, of this city. Register
of the Olympla Land Office, who was dis
barred from 'practice before that office
August ZL by Receiver J. O'B. Scobey. has
prepared Ills appeal to the Commissioner
of the General Land Office. In which he
charges that Scobey has been dishonest,
corrupt and tricky in the management of
the affairs of his office; that he is a cor
rupt and corrupting politician andean "all
around genuine grafter." The appeal has
been filed in the Olympla land office and
forwarded to Washington.
Mr. Murphy's specific charges, which
he asks the department to Investigate, are
that Receiver Scobey has shown partial
ity toward John A. Rea, a land attorney
of Olympa; partiality toward the railroad
and other corporations and "with conduct
ing the affairs of his office in all matters
in which John A. Rea. appears as an at
torney as though, he were a partner in
the practice with Ra.M
The order disbarrlhfr Murphy from prac
tice before the Olympla land office assert
ed that Murphy had scandalized and in
sulted the Receiver and Register of the
land office in their presence and on rail
way trains and In other public places by
accusing them of bribery and corruptly
selling their decisions. This was the prin
cipal reason for the disbarment.
Mr. Murphy, in the affidavit accompa
nying his appeal, swears that he has al
ways conducted himself In a gentlemanly
manner In the land office and In the pres
ence of the Receiver and Register; and he
denies that he has ever charged Register
F. W. Stocking with corruption or bribery,
but what he has said has related solely
to Receiver Scobey.
Mr. Murphy contends that the order of
disbarment Is invalid, because not con
curred In by the Register, and because
made without notice to him to appear and
show cause why the same should not be
In support of his charges. Murphy cites
the cases of Arthur Reed vs. the Santa Fe
Railroad Company, John Rea vs. Conrad
Welker and Fred H. Green vs. Samuel
Settlement May Be Delayed.
HOQUIAM. Wash., Sept. 20 (Spe
claL) By the settlement of the bound
ary line of Chehalls and Jefferson
Counties, decided by Judge Linn, at
Olympla. a long-disputed question has'
been disposed of.
If the Qulnault Indian reservation
should now be put Into the forest re
serve, it will cut off ono-thlrd of tho
land considered a part of Chehalls
County, if the state also wins its case
setlng aside many claims on the Clear
water which settlers are holding down.
It will delay the opening up of the
country north of the Humptulips River
a good many years, and be greatly det
rimental to the growth of this section.
s Louise Gilbert.
CORVALLlS, Or., Sepu 20. (Special.)
Miss Louise Gilbert, a popular stu
dent at the collego, a member of the
Feronlan debating team, which won tho
Gatch cup in 1904. and highly esteemod
In this city. died this morning at 5
o'clock. A few weeks ago she was at
Newport, in apparently perfect health,
enjoying a Summer outing along with
the other pleasure-seekers. She re
turned home and entered the employ
of the Corvallls Flouripg Mills as sten
ographer. Twenty days ago she was
seized with an attack of acute con
sumption, and death this morning, and
the funeral tomorrow is the sequel. She
was 24 years of age.
Mrs. William Trimble.
ONTARIO. Or., Sept. 2a Mrs. William
Trimble, wife of one of Malheur County's
prominent farmers, dropped dead at her
home, five miles west of here, Monday
afternoon, aged 41 years.
Mrs. J. 31. SUffordy
EUGENE, Or.. Sept. 20. (Special.)
Mrs. J. M. Stafford, a pioneer of 1550".
died at the family homo on the "Mohawk
CfcaaiberlatA's Colic, Cholera aad Diarrhoea
Keaedy Never IHiappelaig.
Twenty years ago Mr. George W. Brock
discovered that Chamberlain's Colic.
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy was a
quick and safe cure for bowel complaints.
"During all of these years." he says. "I
have used it and recommended it many
times, and the results have never yet dis
appointed me." Mr. Brock Is publisher
or the Aberdeen. Md.. Enterprise. This
is the universal experience of all who
rely upon this remedy. It can always be
depended upon even in the most severe
and dangerous cases. It is equally valua
ble for the children and adults. When
reduced. with water and sweetened it is
pleasant-ta take For sale by all druc
ADVANCE 15 SHOWN
Methodist Pastors of Oregon
Make Their Reports.
GROWTH IN ' ALL LINES
Rev. C. A. Lewis Is Elected Secre
tary of the Conference-" "and
James Lewis Is Made
ALBANY, Or., Sept 20. (Special.)
This morning at 9 o'clock the 43d annual
conference of the Methodist Episcopal
Church was opened. Bishop "William F.
McDowell, of Chicago, presiding. After
the Ricrament of the Lord's Supper, the
business sessions began, continuing until
the noon hour. At 2:20 o'clock this after,
nooon occurred the anniversary observ
ance of the literary or book department
of the church. E. R. Graham delivered
the address of the occasion.
At 4 o'clock Rev. Clarence True. "Wilson.
D. D.. conducted an evangelistic service,
and at 7:3) o'clock this evening the mis
sionary anniversary of the church was
held. Rev. S. E. Memlnger presided at
this meeting, and Rev. George B. Smythe.
D. D., delivered the occasional address.
For the annual examinations for under
graduates, which Is a forerunner of the
regular conference sessions, 20 applicants
presented themselves yesterday. Before
the examining board completed its labors,
new officers were elected as follows: Rev.
"W. H. Heppe, D. D., of Portland, presi
dent; Rev. J. T. Abbett. of Ashland, reg
istrar; Rev. W. 3. Grim, of Astoria,
At organization of the conference Rev.
C. A. Lewis, of Portland, was elected sec
retary, and Revs. Hardinhaxn, Housel
and ."Wire, assistants. James Lewis was
elected treasurer. Rev. C. E. Cllne and
Asa Sleeth were appointed reporters for
Reports on the general condition of the
church In Oregon were receIvedfrom the
pastors in attendance. These reports
showed a general advance In membership
and contributions for all branches . of
church work. Prior to tho conference
there was some talk of increasing the
number of districts in Oregon from three
to four, but the movement has little sup
port among -churchmen In attendance, and.
it may be safely said there will ba no
It is yet too early to predict changesvor
assignments in pastorate?, but there are
rumors of changes in some of the Port
land charges, also at Oregon City and
Dallas. "Woodstock and Laurel will prob
ably be combined, with Rev. Mr. Kerr as
Rev. C. B. Cllne was granted leave ot
absence from the Oregon conference,
having been appointed superintendent of
the Kallspell mission In the Montana con
ference. Dr. Cllne leaves tomorrow.
A prominent member of the conference
stated today In answer to a query that
the newspaper talk concerning Mrs. Hld
den's case against Dr. Elliott, of Van
couver, and the recriminations that were
Indulged In, are. unheard of In this con.
ference, and no Investigation will be made
of Rev. Mr. Young, of Portland, nor any.
one else engaged In the Vancouver
Rev. Mr. Summervtlle. who missed Are
on Albany last year, the local church re
fusing to accept him as pastor, is in at-,
tendance, prepared for an assignment.
Dr. Summervllle spent the past year at
Sergeant Berry Court-Martlnled.
ASTORIA. Or.. Sept. 2a (SpeclaL) The
court-martial of Sergeant Berry, stationed
at Fort Columbia, was held at that place
yesterday afternoon. Berry Is the man
arrested some weeks ago for assaulting
"William Johnson, of Chinook, with a gun.
and he is also accused of drunkenness and
disorderly conduct. Captain Gardner, of
Fort Stevens, officiated as president of
the board, and Lieutenant Ryan acted aa
Judge-advocate. The defendant was rep
resented by Lieutenant Cooper.
Tho findings of the board were forward
ed to the department headquarters, ' from
where the decision will be announced later.
Xorth Dakota Law Forbids.
SEATTLE. "Wash.. Sept. 20. (Special.)
Price list agreements, in so far as the
state of North Dakota are concerned, will
be abandoned by lumber and shingle man
ufacturers. This move Is made to avoid
the provisions of the drastic anti-trust
law passed by that state. It was provided
In a special resolution by the Southwest
ern Lumber Association, which controls
the output of Southwestern "Washington,
that price list agreements do not govern
in North Dakota, and one by one mem
bers of the Pacific Lumber Manufacturers
Association are getting out from under by
withdrawing from tho North Dakota
Telephone Company Organized.
LEWISTON. Idaho. Sept. 20. (Special.)
Articles of incorporation of the Home
Telephone Company, with $50,000 capital,
have been filed here. The purpose of .the
new corporation la to build a system In
this section to fight tho Pacific States
Company. The cost of the new system is
estimated at $30,000. C F. Osmers. of
Lewlston, is president, and B. L. Alford,
of Lewlston. is secretary-treasurer.
J. E. McGIlllvray, formerly local mana
ger of the Pacific States Company, is
Wedding Trip to Portland. ;
ABERDEEN. "Wash.. Sept. 2a (Special.)
A. F. Peterson, of the Panel & Folding
Box Company, of Hoqulam, was married
this morning to Miss Mattle Shannon, for
somo years principal of the schools in
South Aberdeen. The ceremony was per
formed by Dr. Buzzelle, of Seattle, in St.
Andrew's Episcbpal Church. A breakfast
at the "Washington Hotel and a trip to
Portland followed. Mr. Peterson is an
officer In tho Elks' lodge, and the couple
are prominent socially.
Farmer Violates Game Law.
ALBANY, Or.. Sept. 20. (Special.) John
Schwatka. a farmer, residing near here,
was convicted of violating the game law
by having In his possession a Mongolian
pheasant and fined $40 and costs. He will
appeal the case. Schwatka is the flrst
man convicted in several years In Linn
County before a Jury of violating the
game law. He is reported to have killed
ISO pheasants this year.
Escaping Thief Is Shot.
BAKERS FIELD. C&L. Sept. 20. George
Gatmore, who robbed George C. Taylor, a
traveling salesman for the Union Hard
ware & Metal Company, of Los Angeles,
of a suitcase containing about $100 worth
of samples last night, was shot and prob
ably fatally Injured this afternoon, while
attempting to make his escape from the
Vancouver Schools Opened.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Sept. DO. (Spe
cial.) The Vancouver public schools
opened Monday morning with a.- total ot
71S scholars. A total, of 23 teachers are
employed, of whom four are. In the hlrh
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