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-THE 3I0RNIXG OREGOXIAX, TnUHSDAX,
Development League Dele
gates Have Big Plans for
BRIM FULL OF ENERGY
Speakers' Wits Arc Sharpened by
Flow of Eloquence or Their Fel
lows and Faets Arc Sandwiched
"With Gentle Persiflage.
ALBANY, Or.. Jan. St. (Special.) Com
ing from all socumi6 of Western Oregon,
with a spirit of united and harmonious
determination that presses development
for the state, delegates to the sixth con
vention of the Willamette Valley Develop
ment League stepped Into the harness to-dos-
and began work on schedule time.
Delegates, began arriving in Albany on
the early morning train. When President
B. Hofer rapped the table with hte gavel
at 2 o'clock this afternoon the Circuit
Court room was filled to its capacity with
ribbon-bedecked, energeilc representatives
of the successful business iuterosts of
Western Oregon, filled with plants "for de
veloping their state.
The meeting is noteworthy for the good
feeling manifested. It was pronounced in
the paper of every speaker, and permeated
the very atmosphere. "While each speaker
was assigned a subject to be discussed
from a local viewpoint, the necessity for
concerted, harmonious effort for a united
Oregon was urged in every instance as the
only means of securing local development.
Speakers Show Their Wit.
9peakcrs were witty enough to kep the
audience in a good humor, and the entire
convention was earnest enough t give
consideration to the needs of the state
and the plans offered for remedying them.
An evidence of this is the motion of Dr.
N. H. Ellis, president of th Albany
Commercial Club, for the appointment f
a committee to consider and report steps
to be taken to open the Willamette River.
. particularly to secure state or Federal
ownership of the locks at Oregon City,
which was the subject of the afternoon's
discussion. The chairman appointed on
tills committee Henry S. Westbrook, of
Portland; G. A. Westgate, of Albany, and
W. S. MeFadden. of Corvallls. Thse
have investigated the subject and present
a papers on it today. This committee
will report tomorrow morning.
The convention is the mo.t larcelv at
tended mooting the league has 'et held
and the business men. who arc beginning
to see ine irutuon of their work, are
more determined than ever that thfir ef
forts shall not cease until the resources
or the state are given ounortunJtv fnr i.
velopmont, Nor is the effort' confined to
xne Willamette valley. Portland, the Co-
muieia rover. Coast harbors and rail -con
nection for the interior of the state are in
Announcement of the Farmers' ami .Ship
wwii,rease8 ana uood. Jloads Con
ventions iflufce hold at SMvorum -ir.,-,.
ary 23 and 24, and at North Betid May
7" vvi iiimqc. ana invitations ex
tended to delegates to attend. .
Address by the President.
President 'Hofer. in calling the conven-
wuu io oraer. ueiivered an nddruss of
fome ions th touching ou the development
ine state, ana ursine friendlv co-orm-.
ation between the people of everv section.
He called attention to the mountain of
sieei raus piled up at the eastern terminus
oi tne Drain & Coos Bay Railroad, ami
the line that is being surveyed across the
iviamain country to Ontario.
The president citod the fact that the d
vciopment of the Galveston harbor, in
Texas, made Kansas a rich state, and
urgeu mat tne Columbia River and .,.v
harbor on the coast be opened, because
me nenness of every portion of the state
would be increased therebv. Tiw now
tax law aiming at Indirect taxation was
upneia. immigration encouraged, and
recommendation made that a committee
be appointed to .see if it would be possible
to break up the large holdings of timber
lands in the hands of wagon-road com
panies secured through grants by the
uovernment. J he speaker asserted that
thoso companies had failed to live up to
the spirit of their contracts, and should
pe compelled to develop their holdings,
or si ye others 'an opportunity to do jm.
Benefit or the Benedicts.
A novel recommendation looking to the
increase in population was that married
men be exempted from poll tax. that a
tax or penalty be placed on all men who
failed to marry, and that a tract of public
land be given to every man who would
marry, live on the land and raise children.
Dr. M. H". Ellis, president of the Albany
Commercial Club, welcomed the visitors In
a happy manner, stating that there aro
no longer any dead towns In Oregon, and
that the sessions of the Willamette Val
ley Development League liave been tho
birthplace of many plans for tho forward
ing of the progress of the state. Letters
of regret for Inability to attend the meet
ing from W. M. Cake, of Portland, and 13.
K. Jones, of Independence, were road, and
George F. Rogers, president of tiie Salom
Business Men's Club, fillod the vacancy
with" a neat .address, in which he said ho
considered the Development League the
greatest factor in the Valley's develop
ment. Figures Witli Joke Attachments.
.Henry jS. Westbrook, of the Oregon City
Transportation Company, of Portland,
spoke on "Free Locks and an Open Wil
lamette River." Convincing figures show
ing the relation of the locks to traffic
rates wcro submitted, and the audience
made uproarous by stories at the expense
of his fellow traffic agents.
G. A. Westgate. of the Albany Herald,
handling the topic, "Albany's Interest In
an Open River," stated that the rivor is
the saicty-valve of transportation in the
valley, and asked for free locks at Oregon
City .with a four-foot channel to Corval
lis. "The valley has stood in with Port
land .for development of the Columbia
River." he said, "and now wants help
Judge McFadden. of Corvallls, under
"Corvallls Wants an Open Rivor," told
of the building of the locks, and of the
lost opportunity to secure them by tiie
Legislature. He closed by urging the
people to elect no more of the "slick
cared,' soothing-syrup" kind, who accom-
Xecds of Valley Towns.
"What One Bright Valley Town Is Do
ing," was portrayed by F. F. Senn, of
Silverton. He called attention to the
water- power at Silverton, its great hop
industry; and said they' neede'd closer
tommerclal relations with other towns,
and particularly an electric road to
Professor F. G. Young, of the Uni
versity of Oregon, and President H. M.
Crooks, of Albany College, 'delivered able
addresses, urging that the schools' and
development leagues should work togeth
er. Figures were submitted showing that
the best educated community is the most
productive. 3Tourye&r high school
courses dovetailing: -with college and nor-
mal school, thonce with the State Univer
sity, were urged.
Ask Franchise for Valley Line.
On the opening of the evening session
of the league the following resolution was
introduced and adopted unanimously amid
groat enthusiasm and. tho secretary wa,-
ordered to- wire It .to President Hoge, of
the Portland Chamber of Commorcc:
WiM-wap. ThTP is pending before the Port
land City Council a. franchise permitting-the
WillaniPtte Valloy eolric Railway, to enter
Resolved, by the 1VlllnmoUe Valley' Devel
opment Leaguf. how in Ul city,
composed of djlofratns from nlnr "Westers Ore
n counties. That we request favorable rtRte
upon said franchise or any franeh(e civiac a
competitive line entrance to your city.
Itesolved. That any additional means of.
transportation will benefit Portland and "Woot
rn Oreron alike, and -we -consider withhold
ins such franchise Inimical to the 'buetnexs
f interest of thl section.
After a pong by the Albany male quar
tet "The CorvaHis & Eastern Railroad
and Yaquina Bay" was discussed at .some
length by Wallls Nash, of Portland. The
speaker gave a history of the building of
the CorvaHJs fc Eastern Railroad and
stated that Oregon must have three rail
roads across it east and west for its de
velopment. Value of the ray-Roll.
F. J. Miller, of Albany, delivered an able
address on "The Value of a. Payroll."
The time has come, he mid, for dtl? of
tiie Willamette Valley to secure factories.
Charles Grfawvn. of McMinnville, hand
ling the subject "Civic Improvement and
Who Gets the Bargain?" ploaded for
esthetic development, for beautifying the
cities and towns of Oregon.
An Informal reception was tendered vis
iting delegate? at the dose of the meet
ing, tltc Alco Club being host.
Plenty or Names on Fcfftlons.
OREGON- CITY". Or.. Jan. .-(Special.)
"We wiH have a .great many more than
the required number of namos to our
petitions asking for the enactment by
the legislature of laws levying tax as on
the grow; earnings of various corpora
tions." says William Gvieenthwaite. Mr.
Griscnthwaite is superintending the cir
culating of the petitions under the direc
tion of the State Grange.
The laws that are being petitioned for
ask that a tax of 2 per cent In one case
and 3 per cent in the otier be levied on
the gross earnings of telegraph, tele
plione and express companies and alecp-Itue-cur.
refrigerator and oil companies.
These petitions are being circulated Is
Multnomah. Claekamas. Washington.
Yamhill. Linn. J.hih, Benton, Marlon.
Potk Coos. Sherman, Umatilla and
Dnvls Case Is Dragging.
PENDLETON'. Or.. Jan. 31. (Sinwlal.)
The cane of the State vs. C. P. Davis
dragged today. All the witnesses who
testified yesterday were recalled and the
testimony revealed nothing new or start
ling in tiie case. Sheriff Taylor occupied
the stand for two hours this afternoon.
during which he was given a rigid comm
utation. By his own testimony it was
nhown that the books of the Sheriff's of
fice had not been recularlv ittfeaected bv
hiin. all the records having been left to
the responsibility of ex-Sheriff Davis, the
The state doe not expect to complete
tatting testimony until Friday and a the
aeTcnse will present a number of wit
nouses it is believed that . the trial will
ctMiHuiru- at least ten days.
Troubles of the 31111s T'aniily.
9AKKR CITY. Or.. Jan. 3M.-(Sboc4hI.)-THe
Mills dlrarce case, which created
Jiulte a sensation at the time of the trial
and subsequent appeal to the Supreme
ouw. promises to have another inning In
tiie local Circuit Court. When the case
was first tried here Judge White refused
to grant a divorce to either nartv.' Will
lam Mills appealed to the Supreme Court
and secured a. decree and also the custody
of the minor child. a girl aged 1 years.
Yesterday Deputy Sheriff Snow went to
the home of Lena Mills, in Pine, to secure
tne cnild, on an order of the court. The
mother refused to turn. It over to the
oracer, and when he took it she acoem
paitied him to town, and today is trying
o set inio court again to obtain the cue
tody of the girl.
Freshman Maimer Torn Down.
L i v KltSlTY OF OREGON". Eucene
Or., Jan. Si.-Spe-iHl.J-Mtwbers of the
trosiimau class went to the camnus oarlv
this morning and flew thefr flag from the
lop of Deady Hall. They lacked ortranl
zation. however, and failed to guard their
emoiem. so that there was no opposition
wnea a Rami or eager plomre tore
the flaunting banner down shortly be-
iore i o cwcK.
This if the first time the freotemen ami
sophomores hare actually dashed since
in collage year began. General sent!
ment its against ctass rmhe?. however.
and the episode owes Its occurrence more
to a few restless spirits ratler than con
certed action by the class of '08.
Xew Zealand for an Kxample.
U A 1 VJsKsITY OF OREGON- Eucene
Or.. Jan. 51. (Spedal,) Spencer Clapham.
a traveler, lecturer and journalist from
Aew Zealand, addressed the student-bodv
at assembly this mornlnr on "Maoriland."
Mr. Clapiiam's address concerned the his
torical, physical and soeiai raiurM nr
just ierore closing the snoaker Inid
particular- stress on the friendship and
interest which the people of Now Zealand
wkc in America, and pointed out that
America is actually undercoinc the utmn
social revolution which the New Zoaland
ers experienced during the period extend
ing irom to IBM when the island took
ou a social rorm of government.
Shoots Tramp at The Dalles.
THE DALLES. Or., Jan. Si-tSoodaM
i uy -Marsnai wood tonight shot
immp wno. witn nve companions, had
broken Into an O. R. & N boxcar. The
west-bound freight had no snonor nullod
in tlwn the tramps began breaking In the
ooxcars. u. . & N. Detective Fltz
gorald and City Marshal Wood, who were
lying in wait, called upon thoni to sur
render. The tramps refusing and one
Inside the boxcar proparlnc to fire, he
shot, wounding one in the nock, but not
iHuwy. unc ouier was captured and
four escaped. Jn tho molee Detective
Fitzgerald was struck on tho head with
an iron pin and dazed for a few minutes.
Wants Divorce and Land.
OREGON CITr. Or. Jan. 24. tSnenial
Amy B. Oakes, who was married to F.
P. Oakes at Baker City in 1RS9. ttwlav
brought suit for divorce In the Clackamas
County Giroult Court, alloging cruel and
Inhuman treatment and desertion. Shn
asks the court to debar the defendant
from asserting any right to certain real
estate, of which she claims to be nl
owner, in Bourne, Union County.
Death Claim Is Settled.
OREGON CITY. Or. Jan. 2L-Snoeial .1
County Judge Ryan" has authorized the
accordance or j,on Dy tho estate of the
late JoTin Goebel from the Oregon Water
Power & Railway Company, In full set
tlement of the claim of the estate. Goebel.
who was the solo support of his aged
father, was struck by a falling rock while
working for the company at its Improve
ment work at Cazadoro last month.
Heavy Snowfall at Klamath.
KLAMATH FALLS. Or. Jan St. SnA.
cial.) This Is the severest Winter Klam
ath Counts' has experienced in several
years. The snow now lies two feet deep
in this city- Ten miles northeast of here
the snow is from six to eight feet, and in
places in the countv It rcaeheu ih
of ten and twelve -feet and is still falling.
s bnowea aimoE every Iay this
year. The snow has greatly delayed
traffic into a4 out of tfee caualy.
TDTflL IS DOUBLED
Values in Oregon Taxable
Property Grow Very Fast.
BIG JUMP LAST YEAR
Schedule Shows the Most Marked
Advances In Tillable Land,
Town Lots; Merchandise
and Money in Bank.
SALEM. Or.. Jan. 3?.-fepecial.)-The to
tal increase in tho value of taxable prop
erty in Oregon has increased from .
000,000 to J303.OW.000 in ;he last Ave years,
or an Increase of over 1W per cent. The
groat or part of this Increase occurred
within the past year, when an offort was
made In several counties to bring assess
ments a little more nearly up to actual
market values. As every ono knows, the
assessed valuation Is still far short of
actual values in several counties, and
probably in all of them.
The greatest gain has been in the as
sessed value of city lots, which snow a
gain of 550,000.000 upon a valuation of S.
000.000 five years ago. Tillable lands show
an increase of ttUW).K; nontillable land?.
$24,000,000; Improvements on deeded lands,
53.O0i.O00; improvements on town and city
lots. $StOM.O00: railroad bed. TS.OCa.OM:
merchandise. ?11.0W.0. and money, notes
UNITED STATUS MINISTER
TltomaH C. Datonn.
Mr. Drwsm I United States Mla
ter te Saat Domingo. aNf as jk
i charge with the dlfncalt task f
keeping order among the tarbaVrat
IKtMUdaas at the black rojntMle.
and accounts. M.000.(O0. The remainder of
the gsln is made up by small advance on
various chutes of property. The vhIiw
tlon of each class of property in 106. as
compared with 1KU, Is as follows:
. Value. Value.
Tillable lands.... 5 S.01J.S72.M $ 53.0eMS4.O0
-onuuaic tanas 43,456.710.61 8S.477.72LM
deeded lands... S.S1S.4X.O0
Tow and city
town and city
lands not deed
ed or patented. 4.?4fi.frt
Railroad bod .eS7H9
Rolling stock 1.'J.0ttJl
ary engines, etc. 4.ft6.4!3.C9
stock in trade.. ' S,50S,2SS.rt)
wagons, etc L7C7,en$.o)
Notes, accounts.. 5,S74,2&2.00
Shares of stock.. 2.27R.2raw
ture, etc. 4.40$.3aS.O)
Horses and mules 2.16,03S.M
Sheep and goats. 2.632,610.0')
Swine : li2.5S2.O0
Grj value, all
property JlRS.u5S M 1 1 i? ls m
Aralue of taxable
property TlSS.tSS.2SI.ll 5S05,25,s.i!)
WOMEN' AVEUE EASY I'KEY.
Cheap Magazine Agents Make Gootl
Haul at Baker City.
BAKER CITY. Or., Jan. 2i.-(SioeUI.)
Throo nmooth-talklng book agents have
boon flim-flamming lhe good houwwlvoa
of Raker City by selling them a I0-ccnt
magazine for w cents. The asrent an
poalod to Ujq stylish tastes of the women
who loved to wear Just the nroner dreg
at tne pnopor timo and offered to yell thorn
a Years subscription - to a well-known
pattern magazine for So cents. Tho regu
lar price ot tnts magazine is JI, but 'the
Fiiiuuiu young mun in auuiiion oner a.
prize of a. cutglarabcrry (dish or cake
piatc to dp. sent by express, nrcnaid all
the way-'from New York.
Tho women were qulto anxious to ret
In on this easy thing and almost ell over
memsQivcs giving subscriDtions, But
wnen they came to look at their re.
calpts, which fhej did about two weeks
alter the. agents had been there they
found that they had paid 50 cents for
a year's subscription to that famous 30-
cent magazine- which E. G. Lewis, of
jjt. iouip, promoted and they were not
entitled to any berry llsh or cake plate
Explanation of Some Features of the
SALEM, Or., Jan. 2i.-(SoecIal.-Gov-
ornor Chamberlain todai" sent out for
publication his proclamation dissolving
some 6000 corporations that have not com
plied with the corporation tax law of ISO.
io tnoso not ramuiar with the provisions
of the Jaw. the proclamation may Jje mis
leading. Prior to 1S05. there was no law for the
involuntary dissolution of corporations
and the result was that in the course of
time a large numbci; of concerns had
gone out of business and ceased to exist
for all practical purposes, but they had
given the Secretary of State no notice of
their .dissolution, and they remained upon
the records. In order to clear the rec
ords, the Legislature of 1505 passed an
act making it the duty of the Secretary
of State to furnish the Governor a list
of all corporations that have failed to
comply with the corporation, tax law for
two years, which list must be furnished
at tho end of the year.
4B Jaaviry ef ca ywtr tke Gavemw
must proclaim thcie companies dissolved.
Any company desiring reinstatement may
ao so by paying such sum as the Gov
crnor may fix. not less than the amount
delinquent and not more than double the
For a number of years there was no
law forbidding two corporations taking
the samo name, and hence the records
snow a number of 'Instances In which
tne same name appears twice. It is also
probable that In some cases a corporation
nas neon dissolved, while another concern
with exactly the same name remains In
This fact must be borne, in mind by
those who read over the list. If any one
wisnes to know more definitely what cor
juration has been dissolved, ho can ax
certain by rofcrring to the number, no two
corporations havlnc the same, number.
Any inquiries addressed to tho Governor
or the Secretary of State concerning these
companies should give the number as
well as the name of the company con
cerning which Information is desired.
Street-Car Line for Forest Grove.
FOREST GROVE, Or.. Jan. 24. (Spc-
cmii.j forest Grove will soon have an
electric street-car line connecting the
depot with the business part of town as
soon as It can be built. The last dollar
of capital stock was subscribed yester
day and the articles of incorporation pre.
pared and forwarded to Salem for filing.
J. lie entire amount required for build
Ing was subscribed by local people, so It
win be distinctively a home enterprise.
EIGHT WOULD ACQUIT DORA
7KXXIXGS OF 3IURDER.
At Xinc o'clock In the Morning They
Begin Deliberations and Talk
Is Fat nnd Furious.
, nr w. c. MAC BAB.
GRANT'S PASS, Or.. Jan. 24. (Staff
Correspondence.) Since 0 o'clock this
morning the 12 men who heard the evi
dence in the trial of Dora Jennings, on
trial for the murder of her father. Nor
man Jennings, have been struggling to
reach h verdict. ,
When court convened this morning.
Judge Hanna delivered his instruc
tions, which were considered by the
uta'e and the defendant's attorneys as
being extremely fair and Impartial.
Then the Jury began .It deliberations
and save for the short time consumed
at the noonday lor a hasty meal, these
men have beep trying to roach a ver
ulct, and up to u late hour have failed
That some of the jurors fallod to he
convinced by the brilliant arguments
made uy District Attorney Rcnmes was
quickly apparent, for no sooner had
tne jury retired to their room than
i rated discussion of the evidence could
be heard emitting from the room in
wnlli they had retired. The debate
among the jurors was at times furious
and so loud did some pf them talk t'na
tne could be plainly heard on th
street. There were times whon It
secmod as If every member of the jury
took part in the discussion apd when
i no stormy talk was hoard by those
who had followed the trial from th
beginning, it was evident that a dlsa
greenient would follow.
jvite this afternoon, and" while th
jurors were trying to reach a conclu
sion, .Attorney Norton presented his
argument. lor an appeal and arrcs. of
judgment in behalf of Jasper Jen
nins. Attorney Norton was answered
by Mr. Rcames. and Judge Hanna. after
ncanng what tne attorneys had to say.
iook me case under ndvlsomcpt. Ills
Honor will rendor a decision tomorrow
anu everytntng indicates that he will
not sustain the appeal. If this should
oe tne case Jasper will he sentenced to
At a late hour this evening the jurv
w situ at loggerheads. Eight are for
ciuiiiai anj iour are for conviction
and unless these four can be won over
It will result In a hung Jury. This will
min mat unm Jennings case W1H not
eome up again untjl the Fall term of
PIONEER IN MISSIONARY" WORK
Mrs. Pcrsls w. Chandler Lived to a
UKOVE. Or.. Jan. 21. (Spe
ciHi.j-jirs. r-crpis W. Chandler, widow
of a pioneer missionary and educator of
Orogon. died at tho home of her daughter
uere insi nignt. aged SI yean. The fu
neral will be held from the Methodist
Church tomorrow at 1:30 o'clock, with
ounai in tne Buxton Cemetcrv.
Afro Jl r.
uiiaiiuiiT, wiiosc mawen name
was noaia. was born at Chester. t.. In
1S13. In 1SSS she was married to Rev. Mr.
Chandler and moved to Indiana, where
moy remained until 1551. when they
Joined the Wostorn migration and crossed
tne plains to Oregon. They settled first
at Oregon City where they remained un-
iii wnen Mr. Chandler was called to
me premaency or the college at McMinn
vme ana remained there until 1S72. He
then came to Forest Grove as pastor of
me wapiLsi unurcn. but after two years
of work was stricken with paralysis. He
rrmaincu practically helpless until hi
death In ISM.
Mrs. Chandler always retained her home
nere, ono leaven tnree daughters and two
son?, viz: Mrs. Roberts, of thU cliv Mr
J. C. Clark and Mrs. W. R. Hill, of Berke
ley. v,ai.: ur. k. k. Chandler, of Ottawa
iwvernny. ujiawa. Jvan., and A. C.
v-nuiiuicr. Newport, Or.
Mlram Chadburn Shorcy.
OHEHALIS. Jan. 2i.-j-Hlram Chadburn
onorcj. one or the nloneem of rn-i.
county, a i cu at nis home at Ncwaukum.
January 17. lie was born at Litchfield
Me.. February 1, IKS. He graduated from
uie iicnuoid Academy and was chosen
the valedictorian of his class. -He caught
the gold fever so prevalent in the Mritr
50s and emigrated to California. tt fin
ally settled at Montlcello. AVash.. and for
several years ne wag employed by the
AVostcm Union Tolegraph Company.
Later lie removed to Newaukum vti
for a number of years he was n(imt
mm siauon agent and had a general mer-
cnanaise store, tnen one of the principal
trading points In this section of the
oountry. In 1S73 he was elected Sheriff
In 1S73 he married Anna Rue. or rnnttl
cello, who with five children l?rw1 r
Stella M.. Lynn H.. Myrtle L. and Mabelle
a., survive nim.
Mrs. Mary Nessly.
SPOKANE, Wash.. Jan. 2(,-(Spccial.)
Mm. Marv VW- t ... .
died tonight at the hosDltal. peH
years. She leaves five sons nrt thr.
daughters. She crossed the plains In
1SS2 by wagon train, lived at
places in Oregon, finally locating in Port
land In ISol. where her husband secured
220 acres of land on which a portion of
Portland now stands. Dissatisfied with
the climate, they deserted their lanrt i
1SS2 and took up Government land at
Prosser when there were less than a doz
en settlers in the Grand Ronde Valley
The family lived there until a few years
ago, when a portion of. the homstead
sold for J& an acre.
The body will bo burled at Tjp.n
beside that of the husband, who died S5
TO CURKA COLD Uf ONE DAT.
X. W. HOTS' a4Mtrfe m Mk W -m
600! MAKES HATES
Insurance Companies Charged
With Violation of Law.
LICENSES ARE IN DANGER
Agreement of the Eighty Represent
atives In Washington Is Alleged
to Be a Voluntary pne,
nnd to Be Legal.
OLTMPIA. Wash.. Jan. 24.-(SpccIal.)
Charged with violating the anti-compact
law of this state, passed in S97, by their
participation In the formation of the
Washington Insurance Association for the
control of fire-insurance rates in Wash
ington, the Etna Insurance Company, the
Norwich Fire Insurance Society and the
Royal Insurance Company are now on
trial In the Insurance department of the
office of the Secretary of State.
That the Washington Insurance Asso
ciation Is a rate-making body, composed
of representatives of over SO companies
doing bueiness in this state, was conclu
sively shown and was readily admitted'
by the association officers. It Is apparent.
however, that the association relics on the
assertion that the rates so fixed are not
binding upon the company, and that there
PRESIDENT OK THE MOROCCO
Iiuke de Almodorar det Rio Etario.
The Ouke d Alrr.odovar del Rio
Estades. who has been elected presi
dent of the Morocco conference, has
erved Spain a Minister of Foreign
Affairs. Until his marriage he was
Sanchez Remall. He obtained his
title threvRh bin marriage. Ills
father Is one of the wealthiest own
ers ef sherry-producing vineyards In
Andalusia. The Duke Is 52 years
W and has held many high offices.
Is no signed agreement placing a penalty
tor violating the schedule.
ine wasnington Insurance Association
is the successor In this state of the North
west Insurance Association, which, it Is
admitted was a compact of Insurance
companies maintaining a schedule of
rius m uregon, Washington and Idaho,
which would have violated the new law
It was shown that the Washington asscH
elation was formed upon a call of the
executive committee of the Northwest
company, ana that the principal distinc
imwi oetween the two was the fact that
the Northwest association required Its
members to sign an agreement, and the
wasnington association does not.
The alsoclatT accoVdTne o it,
dent. J. R. v,,nn f cVm " L.T.
on the stand all day. was formed :ntiv
. u-nvic, nuv VtitS
for the purpose of furnishing Insurance
companies information as to risks and
"advising" them as to rates, and also tn
advise the public concerning nre protec
tion, .me rates in use oy an companies in
this state are fixed by the surveying de-
imrimunu OI tne association, under tho
airecnon ot Chief Surveyor MoTOn!
wno receives jso per month. Ahont 50
otners are employed, and the expenses of
the association last year were mr vtn r
These expenses are met by assessing the
The agents of all companies are sun-
posed to transmit their dally reports first
10 ine association, if the rates are found
at variance with the association schedule.
tne reports ire "tagged." the tag showing
the error. The company or agent Is sup
posed to correct the policy or cancel It.
Mr. Mason Insists that no penalty at
taches upon a company that refuses to
make the correction, but he admits that It
w generally maae.
An effort was made to show thnt th
Washington association is controlled hy the
x-ai-jim.- ogam 01 rire underwriters, but
Mason denied this. When tho. association
records were produced, hdwever, he was
foreed tn admit thnt h T-lfl- . 1 ul I
n lr ... ".u
uninxion aavisorv committee tn
which certain rate questions had been re
ferred before final adoption
is. w. Baker, secretary of the associa
tion, testified briefly as to certain records
introduced In evidence. The complainants
in tne case are: Mccormick, w r
awes and W. C Yocman. millmen of
South Bend. The Investigation will not
oe completed before tomorrow evcnliur.
If the charges are sustained, the compa
nies will lose their licenses to do business
NIGHT WATGH.MAX WAS CUT
Says He Was Assaulted by Centralla
People, V1k Arc Arrested.
CENTRALIA. Wash.. Jan. 21. Amir
uanana. a man Dy tne name of DI lv n,i
nis aucgeu wite. accused of liavlng at
tempted to rob and to have assaulted W.
W. Alderman, the night watchman of this
city, were given a preliminary hearing
mis aitemoon ceiore Justice II. J. Mil.
ier. They were bound over to the Su
perlor Court on the charge of robbery
under bonds of JIOCO. In default they
were taken to the County Jail at Che
halis. It is alleged that the DJHy woman Tues-
aay nignt enucea .iaerman In a house,
where, it Is said, she robbed and assaulted
blm with the assistance of her husband
and Carland. The woman la said to hav
persuaded Alderman to walk home with
hr under the pretense that she was
afraid. Arriving at the bouse he went
to get a drink, when DIHy apseared and
accused Alderman with "running around"
wun nts wire, juiuy and his wife and
Carland took the officer's xtm and other
belongings. It is alleged Dillv tried tn
cut Alderman's throat with a knife, but
the latter suffered only a severe cut os
one of hut bands.
Alderman sys he
stri o nrlv ll Ws rUi! V 5
cut ob tkc strKt Tkk WRdUVwT wt -I
v1 ?U9, feut re-Ju
fused and Anally was permitted to re
sume his raiment.
Railroad 31eetlng at Garfield.
GARFIELD. Wash.. Jan. 24. (Special:)
An Important railroad meeting was held
nere tooay at tne carter Hotel. The lo
cal committee for the Inland road was
represented by State Senator J. A. Dlx.
G. W. Nye. Senator R. C. McCroske? and
i j. xr. jonnson. air ttevnolds. of SooKane.
represented the Spokane & Inland Com
pany, uttlc was accomplished at this
meeting in adjusting right-of-way mat
ters through the town, but tomorrow
morning at 10:30 o'clock the committee.
with representatives of the road, will
hold another meeting, in which all the
citizens nre expected to be present.
Elmore Buys Gray's Harbor Cannery
ASTORIA. Or.. Jan. 21. (SnecIal.W The
urays JHarbor Packing Company's can-
uery at Aoeraeen. wasn.. which was
owned by Robert Forbes. Is renorted to
nave been purchased by Samuel Elmore
or this city for a consideration of S2S.O0O
The plant packed about 14.000 cases of
saimon during the past season.
Newport Cottages Robbed.
ALbA.M, Or.. Jan. 21. iSneeia.1
Word was received In Albany todav th
tne summer nomes of Albany people at
Newport naa Deen oroKen into and burg-
lanzea or property of considerable value.
The criminals have not been apprehended.
WALLA AVAL-LA WOMAN" FOUND
IN PITIABLE CONDITION".
Babbllng Out Meaningless AVords,
Surrounded by Frenzied Crowd
or Her Fellow Fanatics.
cial.) Mrs. Mary I
on Hawthorne street. Is an Inmate of the
Insane ward of the County Jail In this
city, a thin? victim ot the vagaries of the
"1C v'"5 uuu,
more commonly known as the "Holy
Mrs. Berg has been living with her three
children In that neighborhood for some
time, surrounded by an atmosDhere of re-
ugtous fanaticism. This morning the
neighbors discovered that she was sick,
and made an Investigation. They found
the three children scantily clothed and
with but little to eat. The woman was
surrounded by J. C. Taylor, the teacher
of the strange creed, and a few of his fol
lowers, who were praying for her salva-
tlon and shouting "Amen!" to the hys
terical babblings and frequent Insane
waitings of the woman.
Sheriff Painter and Dr. Stewart, the
County Health Officer, were apprised of
the situation, and made a visit to the
place this afternoon. They found Mrs.
Berg sitting In the house attended by
Taylor and other of the "saints." She
kept up an Incessant babble on religion.
and-, would frequently break out into
frenzied fit. In which she claimed she was
--mowing out aevus. These nts were
Interspersed by wild ravings and gesticu
lations. In which she said she was "reach
ing out for salvation." Her alleged re
ligious friends would stand near her.
shouting "Amen!" and encourage her in
"casting out the devils" and "reaching
Pursuant to the teachings of Taylor, the
woman absolutely refused medical assist
ance and would continue her Insane prat
tle of "pecking salvation." After giving
her alleged friends some sound advice not
to continue their part of the unfortunate
affair, and let the woman rest, the offi
Late this evening further reports from
tne woman indicated that she was no
better, but was rapidly working herself
Into a violently Insane condition. She had
not eaten anything for three days, and
still refused to touch food, fearing that It
contained medicine of some kind. Sheriff
Painter was again called, and brought her
to the Jail, where she will remain until
her condition is improved or It Is deemed
necessary to send her to the asylum.
It Is thought, however, that If the wom
an can be kept away from the religious
fanatics that are responsible for her pres
ent condition for a few days, she will re
gain her mental equilibrium.
The "Holy Rollers" have a very small
colony here In Walla Walla, and are said
to be of the same creed that held forth
wo years ago. xney nave a smau cnurca
or chapel on Juniper street, and for a time
held regular meetings, but since tho ex
pose of the Corvallls affair, which landed
that leader In the penitentiary and some
of his followers In the asylum, there has
been little heard of the organization In
It Is also stated that there are two other
colonies In Eastern Washington, one near
Colfax and the other near Palouse City.
T BUTE ON WHEAT
BE .REACHED SOON.
IlnIIroads Arc Giving the Complaints
Attention and Are Deciding
on a Course,
V"1 "hsh., Jdii. .-lopcciai.j
The Itallroad Commissioners are endeav
orlng to bring about an amicable adjust
ment, with the railroad of the Joint wheat
rate question, arid there is a possibility
that it may be effected. The commission
gave out the following statement today:
The complaints of the millers of Seattle
And Tacoma'and of the wheat Droduccrs
of Eastern Washington have been receiv
ing the attention of the Railroad Com
mission lor sevoral days.
The desire ot the Commlsisoners has
been to secure an amicable adjustment of
tne matter, ana. if possible, have the or
der or adjustment becomo effective at
once. In order that whatever benefit Is
to be derived from the Joint rate asked
for may be available In moving the 1905
crop, insteaa 01 navintr tne auestion in-
aSKSf 7n.nt Mlh,
ana xuesaay in consultation with O. R. &
N. officials In Portland, and yesterday
(Tuesday) all the Commissioners were In
Portland and met the O. It. & N. traffic
managers, at wnicn time the auestlons In
an tncir orancnes were aiscusscd.
The commissioners will not now make
public the result of the conference further
man to say mat tney are satisfied the
railroads aro giving the compalnts their
earnest consideration. The Tallroad offi
cials have asked for further time In which
to consult among themselves, with a yiew
10 ascertaining were is a possiDllity or
arriving at an amicable adiuatment nf
tne joint, wneai rate question.
In view of the Importance of the Issue
Involved, and the possibility of an ami.
cable arrangement or adltistment Tcirhnn
tne necessity 01 a lormai nearlng and sub
sequent lltlsatlon. the Commissioners feel
jusuuea in granting tne request.
ah immeaiate nearing could not be made
enecuve as to wneat now on hanrt ti,
ueiay asKea zor oy me roads will not In-
"riere witn a neanng before the 1006 crop
a iwuj iu wove, u an amicaDie adjust
ment is not. reached.
Guardian of Smith Estate.
ASTORIA, Or., Jan. 2i.-(3ckI.WAn
order was- made by Judge Treachard of
?vra ? BlH cu. Srlan
f"ie r whom,
petition tatw, wa reeatlv, ad-
Ears Looked as if They Would Drop
Off Body Entirely Covered
Face Mass of Sores Three
Doctors Could Not Cure Child
Grew Worse Face and Body
CURED BY CUTICURA
IN TWO WEEKS f OR 75c.
Mrs. George J. Steese, of 701 Coburn
St., Akron, Ohio, tells in the following
letter of another of those remarkable
cures of torturing,
disfiguring skin hu
mors daily made
by Cuticura Soap,
assisted by Cuticura
physicians, and all
else had failed: "I
feel itmy duty to pa
rents of other poor
suffering babies to
tell you what Cuti
cura has done for
mv little Homrhfei-
She broke out all over her hnrlv uritfc J
humor, and we used evervthintr
uieuueu, out, wunout results. 1 called
in three doctors, they all claimed they
could help her, but she continued to
grow worse. Her bodv was a mass nf
sores, and her little face was being
togetCuticura SoaD and Ointment. inH
before I had used half of the cake of
Soap and boxof Ointment thesores had
au neaied, and my little one's face and
hncWere n J0 1.1L1.l1Q
I -f J "'-'''" "oucH-uuiuuaDes.
a no,? De .itwrat it again if xt
cost five dollars, instead of seven tv-fiv
cents, which is all it cost us to enr
our baby, after spending many dollars
on doctors and medicines witbrmt. nv
Comslrta Cltmi) Tl-.1 . ,
Humor, from Piniplei to SerofaU. from Xntuiey to Mi,
f. 0 f,Cc r5So . p. Zic, Ointment, Mc; Rofr:
nt, 30c ( la form erf Charolitm r.i,A inn. -t. 1.1
SJ). miTbthiiofalldrnriliti. AiinxlcKt often rare
tne nort dlrtrtuinr ce. wnea all other rrmedl...
eren tht beitphjiicUni fiL Potter DrujCaem.Conx,
ui ea t ttt, jui Atont las Sxla, ScaJp, tad BUr.
Judged insane by a New York court and
is now In an asvlum. Mr. Smith wa
for many years a lcadlnc clear and to
bacco dealer In Portland and later se
cured quite a reputation as a globe trot
ter. He Is 61 years of ase. unmarried and
so far as known has no relatives ilvins.
i ne petition states that Mr. Smith own
real property In Clatsoo. Clackamas ami
Lane Counties, Oregon, while Mr. Braci;
er, who has been acting as Mr. Smith's
agent, has in his possession ncrsonal
property belonging to the estate and
valued at J2.216.09. The order appointing
Mr. Bracker fixed' his bond at $C00O.
New Bank for Condon.
CONDON, Or.. Jan. 2L W. Lord, of
The Dalles, was in Condon accompanied
by F. T. Hurlburt, of Shaniko. f0r
purpose of looking after the details li
arrangements for the construction of titefi
new bank building, work upon which is
expected, to commence soon. The ma
terial of which the building is to be built
will be concrete molded Into blocks with
hollow Inside, the machinery for the meld
ing ot wnicit having already been shipped
from Portland. The structure will be
two stories with a stone basement occu
pying ground 100x30 feet.
The capital stock of S50.000 h.is aimo.i,.
been subscribed, together with an addi
tional 520.000 surplus. The stockhnlrf.r,
of the institution are those of Arlington
National Bank, of Arlington, Or., bank
ers of Portland and local capitalists or
this county. The bulldlntr nromIsd n.iii
Seeincr that hp h.ir? in am- t,.-. - 1
5h?.. ?ir1, he wa"ted to make good.
un l umce chl a sorry tlgure at the
all last nlcht?" h 01,0 3 tsit iLJr.. !
SSiif ta.1d h0. .kn,e" lti 1 didn 1 notice
replied the girl, languidly; "why. did she
cut you?',-Philadelphla Ledger.
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