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THE MORNING OBEGONIAN, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1905.
U S N GODS
Judge Hamilton Gives Warning
NO LIQUOR SOLD OPENLY
"Reuben "Who Is "Rolled" In Town
Goes Back to the RanchMo
Work and Vote for
MARSHFIELD. Or.. Sept. 2L (Special.)
"Brectod to the memory of John Bar
leycorn. Died at Coqullle City. Oregon,
September S. A. D. 1905. Age unknown."
Seh Is the inscription on a significant
onelith standing in front of the saloon
"door f the Hotel Coqullle. in the center
of a Httle square of earth that in the
rainy season Is a lawn.
The grass Is all dead now. The hlll
hMos are as brown as the deserts of
Nevada. It has been one of the driest
Summers ever known In Coos County.
Bat tMe drouth is as nothing to the one
SjNtsjgttratcd by Judge Hamilton at the
opeatag of the Sr-tember term of the Cir
The saloon men of the county stood be
fore His Hoitor and pleaded guilty to
-rlofeUJoa of the provision of the local op
tion law. The court talked to the cul
prits In a fatherly way and advised com
pttaace. He said he would suspend seyi
tance until the case now on appeal before
tk Supreme Court is decided. If the de
clebMi upholds the legality of the local
option dcetlon he will administer the
stsatanim fine of $50 for the first offense.
Bvt be bold out the warning that if they
oame before him again on a similar charge
the ae would be ton times as great with
a trm in prison.
Wkh this admonition the offenders re
turd home and with long-drawn faces
rtewed the scene of happy days, turned
the picture of the Parisian maiden with its
foce to the wall, locked the saloon door
from the outside, never to open again.
That Is. if you wish to bolleve this Ac
tio, alt right. It takes some time even
for a bttad pig to get its eyes open. A
day was spent in storing away liquors,
and then the joints opened up with purely
temperance drinks. The mahogany that
onco shone resplendent with port and
bourbon was now dogarded to the use of
botlorxrifk and soda water.
Surprise of the Old-Timer.
Imagine the disappointment of the old
timer as he leaned up against the bar and
called for "something" when he was
naadod out a weak solution of soda and
toM that was all there was in the shop.
Bad news should be broken to him gently.
For SS years the historic 'town of Em
pire ,had been ready to welcome the
stranger with a drink. Now, for the first
time In more than half a century, its
saloon doors were closed, and the only
relief for the visitor, no matter If his
throat was aflame, was to jump in the
bar. Empire Is dry with not even butter
milk on sale.
But ths story has not proceeded In
chronotogioal order. There is a ray of "re
lief in this picture of gloom. The court
held that the amended charter of Marsh
field passed by the Legislature last Winter
after the local option election gave the
town Council jurisdiction over, the liquor
traffic. Many a life - has been saved in
the last few days by an early morning
tramp over the swamps to Marshfleld.
The cKy of North Bend is dry as a
one, that Is. If you believe the saloon
men thomsdvos. And no doubt some of
Utota have closed up in good faith. But
the open charge Is made that others are
"bootlegging." And if one knows the
ropes he can manage to take on board a
comfortable jag without going beyond the
This forebodes only trouble. It Is mere
ly a question of time till some one is
caught and punished. If the prohibition
law Se to stand in Coos the authorities
wttl enforce It. That can bo depended
upon. They put a stop to the operations
of the htind-plg at Myrtle Point after it
had been In existence and successfully
dotted their efforts for several months.
Big Struggle Next June.
AH this is but the forerunner of the
titanic struggle that is to come. No
matter which side wins in the Supreme
Court the battle will be fought over again
next June. The question now before the
court Is as to the validity of the last
election. It is alleged that there were
irregularities In the election notice, and
on this ground the court may set the elec
If this is done the prohibition forces
will make sure next time that the peti
tion is filed in ample time for the Coun
ty Court to give due notice. And the
liquor men will take the same precaution
la case the decision goes against them.
Thej- have a feeling of extreme confidence
that Coos County will reverse itself on
the local option issue with another trial.
But will it? If the election was held
today there would hardly be change of
a dozen votes from the result last time.
The Coos County people are not change
able in matters of conviction. The rural
communities are opposed to the liquor
traffic and nothing has occurred to alter
their determination. In fact the opposi
tion to the enforcement of the law has
made them only more rigid in their pur
And who is responsible for the present
condition of affairs? Every candid ob
server will say that it Is the saloon men
themselves. If they had been content with
a legitimate profit, had conducted order
ly houses, it is safe to say that the local
option question would not today be a dis
turbing factor in Coos County politics.
The saloon has not been content to
tell its victim a poor quality of goods,
but it must first "dope" him and then
roll" him. For 50 years the "Reubs"
from she farm and the mines have been
coming into town. Pitiful are the tales
that are told of a Summer's wage gone
la a night, of the wife and children left
at home without bread.
"Rcub" Goes Home Mad.
The "Reub" knows his weakness. He
comes to town and gets full, but ho goes
home and votes for local option. If he
was sure of being able to go off on a
little spree without being robbed the
result might have been different
It was North Bend that lost the elec
tion for the saloons last time. Thlsmay
iwm paradoxical when it is known that
North Bend gave a larger majority, two
to one, against local option than any oth
er town. North Bend maintains a hurdy
gurdy. It was the flaunting of this vice
In the face of virtue that turned the
respectable element against the liquor
It Is not too. much to believe that if
the saloons of the county had been con
ducted as they are in Marshfleld, Coos
County would today bo "wet" instead of
"dry." Marshfleld prohibits gambling, the
alet machines and the dancehall. Marsh
fleld regulates the saloon and places It
upon a plane of decency.
It is a far distance between the radi
cals of both sides, the prohibitionists and
the dive keeper. The one wants total
abstinence, and the other free license.
Between them tbre is no compromise,
bat between them also is a temperance
el eas.cn t tb&t ooatrol tbc situation.. XfeJ
element would favor a saloon run under
strict regulations, or It would approve of
a moderate use of stimulants even with
local option. It will vote for prohibition
to do away with the dives and it will
supply Its own needs from a private de
canter at home. The fight against the
saloons is not necessarily opposition to
Prohibition Is the issue.
The present dilemma keeps the politi
cians guessing. It will take a diplomat
with the art of John Hay to win a nomina
tion next year. The question will "not be
is he a Republican or Democrat or So
cialist, but is he prohibitionist or antl
prohlbltlonlst? Those whose views are
known and those whose activity In the
past has savored of the pernicious stripe
are marked for slaughter. If will be a
stable of dark i horses -that get the, word
"go" next ApriL '
In the meantime the cemetery In front
ot the Hotel Coqullle with Its dry goods
box draped in black surmounted by a
whisky bottle, bearing silent tribute to
the deceased Barleycorn, correctly repre
sents the verdict of the Coos County peo
ple at the present time. But if Marsh
fleld is allowed to run while the other
precincts must remain dry it Is fair to
predict that the whole county will be
thrown wide open at the next electloji.
ELECTRIC CARS TO SOUTH BEXD
Portland Capitalist Asks Franchise
From the City.
SOUTH BEND. "Wash.. Sept. 2L (Spe
cial.) Application has been made by J.
"W. Mackenzie, of Portland, and I M.
Dooly, of Hoqulam, for a franchise for a
streetcar line for South Bend and to run
to Raymond, three miles up the Wlllapa
River. The line In South Bend is to be
completed In a year and extended to Ray
mond In two years. A $2500 forfeit will
be put up.
The South Bend lino will haul freight
cars on its tracks and make available for
mill c4tes several tracts below town which
have not been accessible for rail ship
ments heretofore. For several years the
Simpson Lumber Company has been haul
ing Its lumber through the city streets to
the depot at great expense, and the car
line will be a groat convenience to them.
The line to Raymond will be an expen
sive one tc build, but Mr. Mackenzie say?
he has the capital ready to build.
ASKED TO ARREST MIEflN
PREMIER M'BRIDE PASSES RE
QUEST ON TO THE NAVY.
Consul Smith "Will Apply to Shear
water's Commander to Seize
VICTORIA. B. C Sept. 2L Captain
Alex McLean, whose arrest is sought by
the United States Department of Justice,
through the United States Consul at Vic
toria, A. E. Smith, on a charge of con
spiracy in fitting out the sailing schooner
Carmenclta, in San Franclscor In viola
tion of the sealing laws, has not yet been
Premier McBrlde this afternoon Inform
ed Consul Smith that his government
could hot act In the matter, and that such
action should be taken by the imperial
naval officers at Esqulmalt. All the ves
sels being absent from the Esquimau sta
tion, nothing was done. The Consul noti
fied the "Washington Government to this
His Majesty's ship Shearwater arrived
at Comox this afternoon from Behring
Sea, and is due at Esqulmalt tomorrow.
The Consul will then apply to the com
mander of the British vessel to seize the
Carmenclta and arrest McLean.
WAR OX THE WISHKAH RIVER
Ranchers Object to the Log .Monop
oly In the Stream.
ABERDEEN. Wash.. Sept. 2L (Spe
cial.) James Stewart, owner of a large
amount of water front on the WIshkah
River, is circulating a petition among the
ranchers of the Wishkah River Valley
which is to be sent to the Secretary of j
War when sufficient signatures have been
obtained. The petition requests an in
spection of the river and the maintenance
of a 30-foot channel, in order that the
ranchers may have the opportunity of
getting their produce to market, which is
now denied them. It Is alleged, by the
Wishkah River Dam Company, which is
using the stream for the conveyance of
its. logs to the mills on Gray's Harbor to
the detriment of commerce.
Some time ago the ranchers brought suit
in the United States Court to detormine
tholr rights, and Judge Hanford decided
that the river was not a navigable one.
The Court of Appeals,, sitting In San
Francisco, overruled this opinion, and the
case then went to the United States Su
preme Court, where it Is held up. The
action in the way of the petition is to se
cure immediate relief if possible.
Mr. Stewart has also brought suit
against the Wishkah Dam Company for
alleged trespass and damages by reason
of the use of the rivers banks, to which
his property extends, which he alleges are
used for the rafting of logs. This case
will be heard in the Superior Court of
NO 3IARKET FOR SOCKEYES
Thousands Gaught in the Fraser
Bring Small Pviec.
NEW WESTMINSTER. B. C. Sept. 2L
(Special.) Thousands of sockeyes were
caught today in the Fraser River, but
there is no market. The Japanese were
selling at 3 cents and some at 2 cents.
The tug Brie, with 10,000 sockeyes in a
scow, was struck by heavy winds off
the sand heads, while trying to make
Blaine last night. The Erie get back to
Steveston, but the scow and flsh struck.
The steamer McCullough, with 10.050 flsh,
also struck on the sand heads In the gale.
The tug Fearless got to Blaine, but the
market had closed on Fraser River sal
mon, and the entire shipment were sold
at about 2 cents each.
Fishermen estimate the past week that
fully three-quarters as -many salmon have
gone up the river as did during the entire
season of four years ago.
Sues for Burned Wheat.
SALEM. Or.. Sept. 21. (SpeclaL) a
S. Brownell brought stilt against Salem
Flouring Mill Company to recover the
value of 1000 bushels of wheat des
troyed by the mill Are in-1899. A simi
lar suit Involving a larger quantity was
brought through the Supreme Court
and the farmers won. The question In
volved Is whether the wheat belonged
to the company or the farmers when It
Low Water Retards Mill Work.
LA GRA"NDE. Or., Sept 21 (Special.)
From the Grand Ronde Lumber Company
at Perry comes the report that work at tha
sawmill Is considerably retarded by the
low stage of water irt the river. The
water supply Is insufficient -to float the
logs down to the mill.
XOW-BATB SIDE-TRIP TICKETS.
Holders of Lewis and Clark tickets sold
east of Pocatello, Pocatello or Butte and
the western boundary of Arizona, arc en
titled to 15-day one-fare tickets to certain
points on the O. R, N. Particulars by
asking at Third and Washington streets,
Agreement Reached fay Major-ity-of
MEAD FAVORS THE PLAN
If Sum tRa!sed Is Insufficient for
Running Expenses of Washing
, tori, School Fund Will
" Be Resource.
OLYMPIA, "Wash., Sept. 21. SpeclaU)-!-On
the basis; of classifications practically
agreed upon by the State Board of Equal
ization, the assesaod valuation of the
state will be fixed at 1330,D,003 in round
numbers, and the levy will remain the
samo as last year, 2& mills for the gen
eral fund, with the levies for the school
and military funds as prescribed by law at
5 mills and 1-10 mill respectively.
Thlg valuation will raise for the general
fund 5S00.O0O. or about $200,000 less than
the apparent amount necessary to be
raised by taxation in order to prevent an
Increase in indebtedness.
It is understood that the valuations
about to be adopted are favored by the
three members of the tax commission
and Land Commissioner Ross, forming a
majority of the board. Secretary of State
Nichols and Auditor Clausen favor the
adoption of last year's classifications to
the increased valuations returned by thel
county boards as near as practicable and
the increasing of the levy so that J1.OM.O00
will be raissd to provide for the full
amount of running expenses.
The work of the board is being done In
Informal session, but behind closed doors.
The stand taken by the majority of the
members of the board is the result of a
conference summoned by Governor
Meade, a few days ago. at which it wag
agreed that it would be policy not ma
terially to Increase either the levy or the
valuation and await another year the
efforts of the tax commissioners to In
crease the amount of property on the tax
rolls, borrowing. If necessary, from the
permanent school fund for general state
The valuation of $230,000,030 is practically
that returned by the county boards of
equalization, but is $32,000,000 more than
the valuations fixed by the state board
last year. On a valuation of $790,003,000
the amount raised for the school fund
will be $1,650,003 and for the military fund
$33,000. making a total with the general
fund of $2.4S3,000 to be raised by the
counties of the state, or an increase over
last year of about $250,000.
MURDER TRIAL ON AT VALE
Henry Slegordcn Accused of Killing
His Wife Last 3Iarch.
VALE, Or.. Sept. 2L (SpeclaL) Tho
September term of the District Court for
Malheur County convened at Vale on the
11th Inst.. Judge George E. Davis presid
ing. A number of minor cases .have been
disposed of, seven of which were divorce
The trial of Henry Megorden for the
murder of his wife at Nysaa. Or.. March
21. Is now on. Much trouble was experi
enced in securing a Jury- Over 70 jurors
were examined before there were 11 jurors
in the box; The defense In this case will
be temporary insanity. The most im
portant witnesses are Robert and Olive
Megorden, who were tit home when the
tragedy occurred, and are now called on
to testify against their father.
Robert Megorden. who Is but 15 years
old. while his sister Is only 13, witnessed
the tragedy, and when Megorden was
abusing his wife struck his father on the
head with a gun.
The next case on the docket is that of
Henry Dobey, charged with attempting
to oxtort money from Charles Becker, one
of the largest cattle owners in the county.
Dobey is alleged to have sent letters
through the mall to Becker threatening to
burn his hay and kill him, if he did not
leave $750 at a place designated at 1
o'clock A. M. on a certain date.
The grand Jury has returned true bills
against Randal Sage, a wealthy stock
man Ih the southern part of the county,
for cattle stealing; Morris Fitzgerald, of
Burns, for forgery; Charles Madden.
Frank Jones and John Blanton, of West
fall, for allowing gambling In their sa
loons and also for selling liquor to min
ors, and against Ben Payne for assault
with a deadly weapon.
POLES AND WIRES DISAPPEAR
Telephone Company Returns Much
Less 3Iileago in Idaho County.
BOISE. Idaho, Sept. 21. (Special.) Stato
Auditor Bragaw is in receipt of a letter
from Assessor Daggett, of Nez Perces
County, asking what became of part of
the poles and wires assessed to the Pa
cific States Telephone & Telegraph Com
pany last year. The mileage then was
2(3 miles, and is this year only 1S7. Mr.
Bragaw, In an interview, says tha assess
ment Is made by the State Board, on the
sworn statement of District Manager
Bush. Continuing, he says:
"If, as County Assessor Daggett points
out, there are more miles of telephone
line belonging to the Pacific States Com
pany than are shown in the statement
signed and sworn to by Mr. Bush. I be
lieve that It is the ditty of the authori
ties of that county to take the matter up
for Investigation The law governing the
duties of the board make no provision
tor a subsequent assessment, and now
that the equalization has been offected
nnd the assessment against the company
announced by the board, there is no rem
edy, so far as I know. It appears to me
that it is up to the County Assessor of
Nez Perces Counts and the Board of
Commissioners of that county to look
into the matter."
The Board of Prison Commissioners to
day let a contract for putting in the steel
work In "the new cellnouse at the penitentiary-
The walls of the structure
were erected six years ago, and it has
remained In that conditldn. The contract
for the steel was secured by Whitehead
& Kallls Iron Works, of Detroit. The
price is $5010. Others bids ranged as high
as $14,500. The building is badly needed,
all the cells of the two others being
PENITENTIARY FOR FORGER
Judge 3rcBrIde Sentences John
Bramer at Astoria.
ASTORIA. Or.. Sept. 2L (SpeclaL)
Eight years in the penitentiary was the
sentence given by Judge McBrlde to John
Bramer. who pleaded guilty In the Circuit
Court today to the charge of forgery.
Bramer a few months ago forged 12
checks and cashed them at various stores
and saloons in this city. He Is only about
25 ycara of age. but Is said to have a
criminal history. Before coming to As
toria he was placed under bonds In Port
land to await trial on a charge of assault
with Intent to commit robbery. In that
city he gave his name as George Sullivan.
He Is' also said to have served time In
Adolph Seaborg. who was indicted yes
terday on the charge of larceny In a
warehouse for stealing salmon from the
LlHienberteT' cold storage plant, pleaded
guilty this afternoon and was sentenced,
to 14 months in the penitentiary. John.
Edwards, who was Seaborg's boatpuller.
turned' State's evidence and will be re
leased. An Information was returned today
against Joseph Burke, of Cathlamet,
charging him with assault with a dan
gerous weapon on John Hagbloom. Burke
pleaded not guilty, and his trial was set
for October 3. This case grew out of
trouble over driving a fishtrap at Hun
ter's Island, when Burke is said to have
driven Hagbloom away with a. revolver.
An Information waa returned against
W. A. Stockton, charged with forgery In
passing a bogus check for $25 on Ben
Smith at Seaside. Stockton was allowed
until Saturday to plead.
EXPLOSION FIRED SNOW SHEDS
Car Laden With Gasoline Causes
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 2L According
to reports received at Southern Pacific
headquarters In this city, a long section
of that company's snowsheds at Crystal
Lake, CaL, with a number of cars and
one or two station structures, were de
stroyed by Are last night.
When Brakeman C. H. Brown opened a
car door preparatory to unloading some
freight for Crystal Lake station an ex
plosion occurred in a car laden with gaso
line. The car caught fire and the flames
soon spread to the snowsheds. Six out.
fitting cars with carpenters' tools and 10
empty boxcars wero burned, snowsheds
about 2500 feet long were reduced to arhes
and tho blockhouse and watertank at
Crystal Lake were destroyed.
Brakeman Brown was hurt about the
head and face and was taken to the Sac
ramento Hospital for treatment. East
ern trains have been delayed, but the line
will bo open this evening.
Expensive for the State.
ABERDEEN, Wash.. Sept. 21. (Spe
cial.) The state law which makes it
a criminal offense to cheat a boarding-house-keeper
is sometimes expen
sive for the commonwealth. A stran
ger who left a bill of $90 for board at
the Crescent Hotel was located In Bel
lingham. He was brought here from
that place and fined $10 and costs,
which he could not pay. so that the
hotel man has his unpaid account still
and the state is out the costs of get
ting the man here.
LOSES BUG OF JEWELS
BAY CITY JEWELER ROBBED
OF TEX THOUSAND DOLLARS.
Well-Dressed Stranger Who Paid
Short Call Is Suspected
of the Robbery
SAN FRANCISCO; Sept. 2L F. H. Mc
Connell, a jeweler at 11 Post street, this
morning sent his clerk to the safe deposit
vaults, where he had deposited his val
uables over night. When the clerk re
turned with a bag containing $10,000 worth
of watches and Jewelry, it was placed un
der the counter. A few minutes later It
was gone, and no clew to the thief has
McConnell occupies part of the real es
tate office of Hooker & Lent. He lives in
Berkeley, and his assistant, F. A. Leon
ard, he for ten' years past brought the
box from the safe .deposit vaults and
placed it under the counter, where It re
mained until McConnell arranged the
goods in his window.
Leonard left the room for a short time
this morning, and during his absence a
collector for the real estate firm who was
In the place says that a well-dressed
stranger entered and asked for a renting
list. He looked at the list, but did not
take it. and soon walked out. When
Leonard returned, the box with Its val
uable contents was gone.
SURVEYORS ARE IN THE FIELD
Working on Line to Connect Salem
SALEM. Or.. Sept. 2L A party of sur
veyors Is at work In the field between this
city and Dallas. Polk County, making the
preliminary survey upon a prospective
railroad between these points. It will
connect at Dallas with the Salem. Falls
City & Western road. It Is not positive
ly known, but from the facts obtainable
It Is believed the party Is in the employ
of the Southern Pacific.
Want Payday Twice a Month.
ANACORTES, Wash.. Sept. 21. (Spe
claL) Because the members of the
Shingle Weavers' Union employed In the
mills of the Anacortcs Shingle Company,
P. E. Borard and Burke & McLean,
struck for a bi-monthly payday, 100 peo
ple were thrown out of employment to
day, as the owners of the three mills re
fused to change from a monthly payday.
The question of wages does not enter
Into the cause of the walkout.
The other three shingle mills are still
running, tne employes having no griev
ance in theunatter of paydays-
Such a Polite Robber.
TACOMA. Wash.. Sept. 2L Three sa
loons in the burTness section of this city
were held up and robbed by a genteel
highwayman between the hours of mid
night and 2 o'clock this morning. The
man woru a black mask and carried a
large revolver, which he flourished in a
Arm but apologetic manner. In each in
stance he politely requested the bartender
and patrons of the place to hold up their
hands, and when he had lined them up
with backs toward the bar. the robber
rifled the cash register and disappeared.
Fire Wardens Called In.
OLYMPIA. Wash., Sept, 2L (Special.)
The State Fire Warden called In all dep
uty wardens today in a letter sent out
from his tifflce. He announced therein
that the closed season for burning slash
ings, chopplngs. etc.. Is terminated, and
that it will not be necessary to secure
permits for burnings during the remain
der of the Fall. The announcement Is
due to the recent rains and the lack of
funds to carry on the Are warden service.
Protection Costs Him His Job.
NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C. Sept. 21.
(SpeclaL)-Chlef of Police J. EL Murchi
son. of Steveston. was today dismissed
.from his position by the Council. Acting
Chief Thompson states that the dismissal
is on account of 'alleged bribery in the
matter of certain gambling- houses in
Collins Case at Ottawa.
VICTORIA. B. C Sept. 2L A special
from Ottawa says the Minister of Justice
yesterday received from. Chief Justice
Hunter the reports with all papers and
evidence in the Collins extradition case.
It was at once placed In the hands of the
department for report.
BEACK KATE XEDUCXD.
Three BUars for Semi Trip Anaomaeed by
O. JU X. Co.
The every-day round-trip rata from
Portland to North Beach points . haa
been reduced by the O. R. & N. Co.
from $4 to '$3. tickets on sale until Oc
tober 15, with final return limit Octo
Particulars and O. JL Jb N. Summer
book by aakl&g at Third and Wasalngtc
sitmu, T erttesd. "
GHUROH LIKE WIFE
One Creed Not as Good as An
otheiySays Dr. King.
ADDRESS AT CONFERENCE
Districts Will Not Bo Changed This
Year, and Portland Methodist
Pastors Will Probably
All Retain Pulpits.
ALBANY, Or., Sept. 2L (5pec!aL "The
man who belongs to our church' but says
ho thinks just as much of another is apt
to think just as much of another man's
wife." was an opening sentence in a brief
but forcefu talk delivered this afternoon
by Dr. J. M. King, D. D corresponding
secretary of the Church Extension Soclety
and one of the most prominent men In
American Methodism. He was addressing
his remarks to a mixed gathering at the
annual Oregon conference, now in session
"Some people say that one creed is as
good as another," he continued, "but such
statement is a lie. They are equally good
when based upon the Scriptures. I believe
most firmly In sensible devotion to the
creed and the denomination." " ,
Dr. King, who is nearly 70 years old.
waa greeted with loud "amens" from all
sections of the church, and continued until
he outlined the six couth-conquering doc
trines" of Methodism, as taught by
John Wesley, and which must now
be preached, he said, if the church has
any power. Dr. King's address was a
feature of the day, and tonight he deliv
ered another, commemorating the anni
versary of the Church Extension Society.
His addresses will rank among the best
of the conference.
That this conference will not redlstrict
Its territory, that the Methodist churches
of Portland will remain dlvWed according
to the windings or the Willamette River,
are statements that may safely be made
now. At the conference in Eugene last
year Bishop Spellman reduced the number
of districts from four to three, making the
Willamette River the dividing line; the
entire "west side" constituting one dis
trict, the "east side" south to Harris
burg another, and Southern Oregon a
third. This division divided the City of
Portland, with three churches on the west
side and 11 on the East Side, and almost
rcsulttM in breaking up the organized
work of the Epworth League and kindred
In the laymen's conference last year It
was stated that the object was to in
crease the salaries of elders by lessening
their number, and a strong protest
against the change was made. Bishop
McDowell is unacquainted with conditions
in Oregon, however, and feels some re
luctance to reverse an order made by an
older bishop, and that within a year of
the change. Because of this. Portland
Methodists who are anxious to have the
old districts reinstated, uniting Portland,
will drop -their flght this year, with the
understanding that next year, when Bish
op Moore, of Portland, presides at the
conference, the number of districts will be
Increased to four, with the entire City of
Portland In one.
The City of Portland will retain the
same Methodist ministers next year, as
far a3 can be judged at present. Assign
ments will not be made until the last of
this week or the first of next, but there
seems a disposition to leave Portland
charges unchanged. A possible exception
to this is the talked -of exchange of places
between ReV. S. EL Memlnger, of Mount
Tabor, and Rev. L. F. Young, of the Cen
tral Methodist Episcopal Church.
Portland's Methodist Churches will. In
all probability, be Increased numerically
within the next year. Dr. Ford, of Sunny
ilde. Is urging the necessity of a church
at Lents, and the Church Extension So
ciety has Indicated a willingness to put
$250 into such a fund. With this start a
new church for the suburb Is practically
Dr. I. D. Driver, one of the best-known
characters in Oregon, and a pioneer Meth
odist, was today transferred from the ef
fective to the superannuated class in the
ministry. Dr. Driver, although peat SO
years of age. is an active figure at the
conference. The laymen's conference, a
meeting that had its inception last year,
will convene tomorrow in the Christian
ATTRACTED BY FARM COURSE
Largely Increased Attendance at
PULLMAN. Wash., Sept. 21. (Special.)
Today the Washington State Agricultural
College opened for examinations. For ten
days students have been coming in from
all parts of the state, and for the past
few days there hag been an unprecedented
rush. Few old students have returned, as
they are not required to take the exami
nations, and will not need to report for en
rollment until Monday, but an unusually
large number of old students will return
and have already engaged all the rooms
in the two dormitories.
Agriculture seems to be the favorite
study of the new students now entering
the school, and promises to be more pop
ular than any other branch. Mechanical
and electrical engineering are second In
preference, while the other departments
are running about equal. There j Is a
marked increase In applications for enroll
ment In the school of business, and it is
noticeable that a large number of the new
students in this department come from
Tacoma and Seattle.
It will be several days before any accu
rate estimate of the enrollment can be se
cured, but Registrar Nalder declares there
are twice as many new students as on any
previous opening day.
McMlnnville College Opens.
M'MINNVILLE, Or., Sept. 2L (Special.)
Active school work began at McMlnn
ville College today and Indications are
bright for a very successful year. Yes
terday nearly 100 students 'were enrolled
for regular work, and each Incoming tralrr
brings a good quota of students. The
number of old students returning Is un
usually large. The college building haa
been renovated. The facilities for the
boarding club in the basement of the main
building has been extended, and that in
stitution" will accommodate many stu
dents this year.
A. C. Davis, head of the department of
chemistry, has arranged for a new course
in organic chemistry. . ,
PACIFIC COAST DEAD.
Harvey W. Hawley.
BERKELEY. CaL, Sept. 21. After an
Illness of seven years, Harvey W. Hawley,
aged 4S. a well-known newspaper publish
er and manager, died today. Hawley
started his newspaper career on the
Northwestern Miller at Minneapolis: From
1SS3 to 1S32 he published the Denver Sun.
and then took charge of tho Chicago Record-Herald.
In 1S32 he was called to San
Francisco and did managerial work on the
Mrs. Tboaias Dvles.
OREGON CITY. Or., Sept. 2L Special.)
Jennet, wife of Thomas Davies, Id last
night at the family hone at Maple Lane.
Jtast Howtll vh been la. Gltaiergaji-
shire. South Wales, G. B.. November 14,
1M2. She was married to Thomas Da vies
at Liverpool. May 4. 1S6S, and immediately
started for America, reaching New York
in the Fall of that year. After living In
a number of Eastern states, Mr. and Mrs.
Davies and family in 1S32 came to Oregon,
overland, and located on a farm at Ma
ple Lane. She is survived by Ave chil
dren: J. R. Davles, Molalla; Thomas.
Lewis, Mary and Sarah, all of Oregon
City. Mrs. J. W. Jones. Mrs. J. D. Rcn
ner and Mrs. T. B. Hanklns. of Oregon
City, and Mrs. Sarah Sears, of Portland,
were nieces of the deceased.
Mrs. Martha Jane Alldrcdge. "
OREGON CITY. Or.. Sept. 21. (Special.)
Mrs. Martha Jane Alldredge died at the
home of her son, John. In this city yester
day, aged 75 years, from cancer of tho
stomach. Mrs. Alldredge came to this
state from Kansas with her husband 23
years ago. She Is survived by seven chil
dren: Mrs. Mary Boylan, of Stafford;
Joseph. Alonzo. Reuben, William, John
and Frank Alldredge, all of this city.
- HELENA, Mont, Sept. , 21. Thomas
Duncan, of Virginia City, a pioneer of
the state, died today aged 54 years. Ho
came to Montana in IS 64. Mr. Duncan
was one of the 'Montana Republican
electors at the last Presidential election.
He had been for several years th& cashier
of the Elllng Stato Bank at Virginia
Doyle .Cannot Give Bail.
OREGON CITY. Or., Sept. 21. (Special.)
In default of $500 bail, J. C. Doyle was
today committed to Jail, awaiting the con
vening of tho Circuit Court in November,
when he will plead "guilty to a charge of
obtaining money under false frrefcjnses.
Doyle was arrested here yesterday for
having passed a check for $12.50 on a local
saloon, when he had no money In the bans
on which the check was drawn.
Mastodon Tusk From Alaska.
SEATTLE. Sept. 21. B. H. Svendson,
of Alkl point, has brough to Seattle a
mammoth tusk of a mastodon, found
twenty foet underground on Paradise
Hill, Hunker creek, Alaska. The tusk,
of purest Ivory, Is of greenish hue and
weighs 300 pounds and is twelve feet
CAMBRIDGE INSTRUCTOR TOLL
ING FOR GOLD IN ALASKA.
When He Gets a Stake He Will Try
to Break the Bank at
SEATTLE. Wash., Sept. 21. (Spe
cial.) H- Chester Doerfeld, an Atlin
mining man. brings south a remarkable
story of a former Cambridge instruc
tor's years of study over the percent
ages of the gambling table and his in
tense ambition to attempt to break the
bank at Monte Carlo.
William C. Cameron, formerly an in
structor in dead languages at the Eng
lish University, Is said by Doerfeld to '
have exiled himself for the sole pur
pose of studying out a system which
will beat the game. On his shelves in
the professor's cabin in the Atlin dis
trict are several volumes written in
Sanskrit. Greek and Latin, which give
him occasional solace, but most of his
time has been spent on tables or per
centage. "He has a number of pretty good
claims, some of which I have attempted
to buy," said Doerfeld. "But Cameron
will not sell until he gets his price.
He wants money enough to test his
'system.' He told me his passion for
gambling Is hereditary and responsible
for the loss of position and friends.
But he Is as eager now as ever for an
other trial. His ruling passion is an
ambition to break the bank at Monte
"I asked him one day how he ex
pected to beat the bank. He went to a
trunk in acorner and took therefrom a
mass of papers wherein had been In
scribed a record for fifty years of the j
losses and profits of the Monte Carlo i
games. In some Instances he had the
results by days. From this mass of
figures he has evolved his table of per
centages. Indicating the numbers he be
lieves will win oftenest at roulette.
He is only waiting In the Atlin district
to sell his claims and get money enough
to put the system to a trial."
The action of Carter's Little Liver Pills
is pleasant, mild and natural. They gently
stimulate the liver and regulate the bow
els, but do not purge.
"Jtisfc soap," is good
enough for some, but most
women insist on having
Pears'. Ask some girl with
a good complexion wiiy?
Sold by the cake and la boxes.
The Pacific Slope
People of the slope know a
good thing when they get It.
Gratifies and sat
httes and never
Its quality and
won for It the
at the St. Louis
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door once a day he slides down
cellar doors, and anything he can
slide on, twenty times once. Yet
you buy him. a cheaply put to
gether suit of loosely woven
cloth made of twenty threads of
cotton to one of wool and then
wonder why he goes through it
Next time buy him a "Hcrculea
Kantwcarout" Showcr-Frooi Suit
will cost you no more than one
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as two will look better all tho
time and save you hours of mending.
A "Hercules" suit free If you find a
thread, of cotton In the fabric
neitherun, rain nor wear will fads
tho colors. Fabrics or linings will
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Coat lined with extra heavy double
warped Italian cloth. Two sleeve
linings instead of one outside lin
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Pants full lined with cold shrunk
Irish linsn makes them sanitary,
stronger and more comfortable in
cold weather. Seams double stitched
with heavy silk thread Inside leg
and seat seams covered with tapc
cloth will wear down to paper, thin
ness before a scam will give. ,
Look sharp for imitations "Her
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and on sleeve.
Made in double breasted two-piece
Knee Pants suits for boys 6 to 16.
Five Dollars everywhere.
Sesd name o! your clothes sua ana
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