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THE MORNING OBEGONIAJT, THTJR8DAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1906.
ACT IS MANDATORY
County Health Officers to Be
Appointed Under New Law.
LATEST OFFICIAL RULING
Opinion Given at Request of State
Health Board Plums to
Fall to Lucky-
SALEM, Or.. Feb. 7. (Special.) Attorney-General
Crawford today ren
dered an opinion holding that It Is man
datory upon county courts to appoint
count' health officers under the provis
ions of the act of 1905. That act declares
that tho County Judge and Commission-
ers shall constitute a County Board of
Health and shall employ a secretary, who
must be a graduate of a reputable medical
college and a regularly licensed physi
cian. The secretary shall be tho health
officer of the board and shall receive
from the county quarterly V& cents per
capita for the population of the county
up to 60,000 people, the population being
determined by multiplying the number pt
children of school age by four.
As this compensation will amount to 6
cents per capita per year, the office cre
ated by that act will be a desirable one
in a number of counties of the State. The
same act requires the City Council of
every incorporated town to employ a
health officer at the same rate of compen
No county can pay Its health officer
Jess than 5100 a year, and no city or town
less than $10. Bo far none of the counties
seem to have paid any attention to the
law, but as this opinion was rendered at
tho request of the Secretary of State and
Board of Health, it Is probable that
County Courts will be compelled to ob
Attorney-General Crawford says that
mandamus proceedings can be brought to
compel County Courts to act under the
The duty of the Health Officer ,1s to
Jteep vital statistics, see that regula
tions of the State Board of Health are
observed and look after the general
health conditions of the county or city.
CALLS JOHNSON MAD MULLAH
Citizens' Committeeman Deserves No
TACOMA, Wash., Feb. 7. (Special.)
-"The idiocy of Johnson's so-called
defy ought, I think, to be apparent to
liny unbiased mind," said Mayor
Wright when asked if he had anything
to "say in answer to Harvey L John
con's open letter to tho public Con
tinuing, he said: "The entire article
is a reflection on the court and the
prosecuting attorney, as "well as on
the city authorities. We never er
pressed any dissent to the calling of
a grand jury In the first place, and I
"was disappointed when it was dis
charged at the request of tho commit
tee of 12, of which Johnson was the
"How this Mad Mullah of politics
could hoodwink, deceive and make
fools of a number of business men
whose names were lent to his support
and whose names gave an air of re
spectability and strength to his ac
cusations remkins for those jaen, to
cxpIahT'to themselves and' to' the gen
"A man's own self-respect keeps
liim continually answering these insin
uations. No charges are made. I think
it was up to the other people to ex
plain." REFERENDUM IS ATTACKED.
Decision in Los Angeles Case Will
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 7. City At
torney Matthews of Los Angeles,, ap
peared yesterday before the Supreme
Court en banc to argue the case of ex
par to Andrew Pfahler, who was up on
a writ of habeas corpus, having been ar
rested for violating the slaughter-house
ordinance passed as a result of the in
itiative and referendum by which the
charter permits citizens to start a move
ment leading to legislation.
Tho court refused to entertain argu
ments, but it will take the matter up on
briefs within 20 days.
Attorneys were present representing
other cities which have charters contain
ing provisions similar to that attacked In
Los Angeles, among them being Oakland
and Sacramento. The States of Oregon,
Montana and South Dakota also provide
for the Initiative, so that the decision in
this case will bo far-reaching.
The contention is made that the Consti
tutions of the United States and Cali
fornia were -violated by delegating to the
people the lawmaking power which be
longs to the Legislature.
BETTER- ROADS FOR YAMHILL.
Convention at McMinnvllIe Advo
cates More Attention to Highways.
McMINNVn.T.n, Or., Feb. 7. The Good
Roads Convention held in this city yes
terday was well attended and several ad
dresses, all tending for the betterment of
tho roads in Yamhill County, were de
livered at both morning and afternoon
The sentiment was commonly expressed
that Yamhill County could profit by pay
ing attention to the public highways and
stringent measures wero strongly advo
cated. It Is declared the speeches, by au
thorities, who understand roadbuilding
and the resultant benefits to both city and
country, hy maintaining good public roads,
will result in more emphatic measures by
the county authorities.
Judge Magers, of Portland, former Coun
ty Judge of Yamhill County, was present
and delivered an Address at the morning
SECURING RIGHT OF WAY
T. H. Supple of O. C. & E. Railway
Co., Visits Toledo for Purpose.
TOLEDO, Or.. Feb. 7. (SpeciaU-s-T.
H. Supple, of Portland, is in the city
as a representative of the Oregon
Coast Sz Eastern Railway Company, it
being his business to. secure the right
of way and subsidies for the proposed
line through Lincoln County. This road
will tap large bodies of the finest
timber on the Coast, principally In the
SHetz and Alsea, Bay districts of this
Citizens of this locality arc gener
ally Inclined to regard the project as
HASTEN TO PAY THEIR TAXES
Y Linn County Property-Holders Have
Plenty of Money.
. ALBANY, Or., Feb. 7. Special.) Sher
r iff R. L. White has begun the collection
of Linn County's taxes for 1905 by issuing
to himself the Krst tax receipt. The
Sheriff paid the taxes -ea the fes owned
by every member of his family, asd then
began Issuing receipts to the many people
who were waiting to clear their property
of all taxes.
Never before have there been so many
people chafing under a wait until time to
pay taxes. In times past the Tax Collec
tor was persona non grata in the com
munity, but this year Linn County's pros
perity Is attested by the hundreds who
have been viBltlng the Sheriffs office for
the past two weeks asking that they
might pay their taxes, only to be refused
because the roll was not yet ready for
the collections to begin.
Now, however, the work of collecting
Linn County's taxes is progressing rapid
ly, many people taking advantage of the'
rebate offered under the law ifor early
JAILBIRD ORDERS CLOTHING
E. Adams, Assay Office Thief, Con
sults Tailor in Cell.
SEATTLE, Wash., Feb. 7. (Special.)
George Edward Adams, ex-cashier of
the Seattle assay office, who embezzled
a quantity of miners' gold that the
secret service officials have never been
a.ble to correctly estimate, will be fitted
in his prison cell with a new tailor
made suit. Mrs. Adams brought the
samples from which he picked his new
clothing and then his tailor was given
the order. "The clothes are to be deliv
Though Adams is facing a practically
certain sentence for embezzlement he
is as fastidious in his dress while In
prison as ne was when cashier of the
assay office. He complained about bis
old clothing and the order to the tailor
was given to satisfy his taste in dress.
INSTITUTES TO BE HELD IN
ROGUE RIVER. VALLEY.
Conventions Called hy State Agricul
tural College for This Month.
Stockmen "Will Participate.
GRANT'S PASS, Or., Feb. 7. (Special.)
Dr. James Withycombe, director of the
Oregon State Agricultural College, assist
ed by the college institute staff and Wil
liam Schulmerlch, the well-known dairy
man of Washington County, will hold a
series of eight farmers' institutes in
Rojrue River Valley, as follows: Central
Point. Tuesday, February 13, with after
noon and evening sessions; Eagle Point.
Wednesday, February 1 with forenoon,
afternoon and evening sessions; Talent,
Thursday, February IS, with forenoon,
afternoon and evening sessions; Provolt.
Saturday, February 17, with forenoon,
afternoon and evening sessions; Kerby,
Monday, February 19, with forenoon, af
ternoon and evening sessions; Wllderville,
Tuesday, February 20, with afternoon ses
sion only; Lee Schoolhouse. Wednesday,
February 2L with forenoon and afternoon
sessions; Merlin, Thursday, February 22,
with forenoon and afternoon sessions.
The institute at Talent will be under
the auspices of the Talent Farmers' Club,
of which Wclborn Beeson Is president.
The institute at Kerby will be under the
auspices of the Josephine County Stock
men's Association, of which W. H. Carter
Is president. The first hour of the Kerby
Institute will be taken up with a business
meeting of the Stockmen's Association.
It is expected that every stockman in
Josephine county will attend, as among
other things that will be transacted will
be to secure the names and their brands
ef all the stockmen ia the county for in
sertion in the new leather-bound, pocket-
size brand book that the association has
arranged for and which is to be delivered
by the opening of the range season In
March. The association has 64 members
and expects to bring the list up to 100
at tne next meeting.
At the Provolt, Kerby and Lee School-
house institutes basket dinners will be
served. From reports had these Institutes
will be the largest attended and most suc
cessful of any yet held in Southern
CoquIIIe Socialists Nominate.
COQUTLLE. Or.. Feb. 7. The KrHn1l
of this county held a mass convention this
weeK ana nominated the following tick
et: Joint Representative, Garfield M. Im
hoff. North Bend; Representative, D. E.
Stitt. Ban don: JlMdv Thnrao. TOMVm..
Marshfleld; Commissioner. E. J, Coffelft
uuo ivivcr; onenn. lee uurry. Coqullle;
Treasurer. W. W- Haves. Ronton? ni.rv
H. R. Dlmmlck, Marshfleld; Coroner, M.
v. x-oni, jiyrue iomt.
The convention was largely attended
and harmonious throurhout. Th mriv
Is devising ways and means either to start
hi w lease a newspaper.
New Church for Condon.
CONDON lr - rB,i-i ri..
1 w. .. luyuwuu, xuo
Congregational Church has decided on
the erection of a new house of worship,
construction work on which will be com
menced soon. The old church building
Yim Become a. part or tne new structure
and will be remodeled. The new audi
torium will have a seating capacity of
J?'.J5?C cost r thc ne' building will
Brakcraan Badly Injured.
NORTH YAlvTMA B-.i. -
(SDCial. W. I. Elxvnrwl a Cv L
" - ' - v.abiuiuj UM
me .ixoruiern -acmc, was badly hurt at
noon today by falling from the pilot of
an engine at Toppenish. He was brought
to this place One leg wag badly crushed
and his head was severely cut. He may
Burglary' at JiapavLnc.
CHEHALtS, Feb. 7. (Spccial.)-jr, " X.
Jenkins waived examination yesterday
before Justice Wesiover and was held
to the Superior Court, charged with bur
glary In SomerviUe Bros. office at Napa
line Friday night. About U in stamps
and some other articles of small value
Bound for Penitentiary.
PENDLETON, Or.. Feb. 7. Special.)
Moses Taylor, the Athena farmer con
victed of burning his barn last June,
was brought to the County Jail last
night by Sheriff Taylor by order of
District Attorney Phelps. He will be
taken to Salem In a few days to begin
serving his sentence.
Aberdeen Pastor Transferred.
ABERDEEN, Wash., Feb. 7. Spe
cial.) Rev. w. E. Thompson, of the
Methodist Church of this city, has been
assigned to the church in Walla Walla.
Rev. Wilraot Whitfield, of Walla Walla
will come to Aberdeen. '
Wins Reward for Finding Body.
UKIAH, Cal.. Feb. 7. The body C g. F
West, of Seattle. Wash., who was
drowned in Fell River, January IS. was
found this morning by Frank McGee.
who will receive a reward of $WQ.
Stanford Professor Hurt.
STANFORD, CaL, Feb. 7. Professor C.
C. Searles, of the department of lan
guages, broke his leg tWa afternoon in a
feapefeaU game between the faculty sine
and the sophomores.
MUTINY ON CRUISER
Rumor Says Sailors Refused to
WHOLE -CREW IS UNRULY
Trouble Alleged to Have Occurred
Over Poor Food and no Shore
Leave at Pichllinquo Bay.
Commander Denies Story.
SAN DIEGO, Cal., Feb. 7.-It is stated,
on what Is believed to be good authority,
that a condition of mutiny existed among
the sailors of the cruiser Marblehead.
while on her recent trip in Southern
waters. The Marblehead, Captain Mulli
gan, reached this port today and anchored
apart from the other vessels of the Pa
cific squadron now in this harbor. While
at PIchlllnque Bay, it is said, all but ten
of tho 325 sailors refused to participate
in coaling the vessel, giving as thc rea
son for their action a lack of shore leave
and an absence of fresh vegetables since
the cruiser was last at San Francisco.
Several of the sailors were Interviewed
and while none of them denied that there
had been a mutiny on board, all wero
averse to discussing the affair, though
several of them admitted that the report
Captain Mulligan said there had been
Shore Leave Refused.
According to the stories told by the
blue jackets, they have had practically
no shore leave since the cruiser arrived at
San Francisco from Port Angeles two
months ago. When the Marblehead came
tO San DleCO thrn WVs arn ahnm
leave here was expected but again refused.
xne DiuejacKets complained that the
commander ordered what they term a
"temporary hair cut," and because they
did not have enough fresh vegetables and
because their pay was not forthcoming
on pay day, at PIchlllnque Bay. the sail
ors say, while nobody absolutely refused
to coal the ship, most of them worked so
leisurely that the job took five days In
stead of one. and much of the coal with
which the Marblehead was charged, was
dumped into the sea Instead of into hr
bunkers. Offensive mottoes, it is said,
were written on coal cars.
Bluejackets Arc Sore.
Punishments of various sorts were
meted out with a liberal hand, and when
the vessel arrived at Knn nipr-n tnAav nh
brought a thorouehlv
The greater number of the men have only
three or four months to serve and they
declare that they will not reshlp.
i.ne story of the trouble on the Marble
head Is Obtained whollv tmm tnimtuf.
of the crew, but the versions of the affair
given Dj tnem tally closely.
ESTACADA ASKS COMMISSIONER.
Precinct Taxpayers Unite in De
manding One County Officer.
OREGON CITY. Or.. FVh. 7.RruM-.i 1
The taxpayers of Estacada and adjoin
ing preancis in tne northeastern part of
the county this year are going to exert
themselves to secure thn nnmtnatlnn an A
election of a County Commissioner. F.
J. Harkcnrider. of Estacada
a recent meeting of interested taxpayers.
was cnaorsea xor tne nomination. Today
be formally announced hi nanrfMn.
The people of the Estacada country have
decided to not ask for m nthor
office, but insist on being conceded this
representation on tne county board.
b. oaer. a substantial farmer of
New Era. lodav entfrrt thi
nomination as County Commissioner on
the Republican ticket. In addition to
Harkenrlder and Rider, two other can
didates are already In the field for this
nomination. They, are John Lewellcn, of
mis cuy, ana w. xu balloon, or viola.
KNOCKS OUT A FOOTPAD.
Plucky Tacoma Woman Protects Her
Purse "With Fists.
TACOMA, Wash., Feb. 7. (Special.)
Mrs. J. F. Hawkins, who lives on Jef
ferson avenue, successfully resisted an
attack by an unknown thug intent on
robbing her of her purse containing $1.
last evening. Mrs. Hawkins was return
ing to her home when a man grabbed the
purse, which was hanging on her left
arm. She thought It a Joke and laughed,
whereat the man. who was shielding his
face with a slouch hat swore at her and
roughly commanded her to drop the
Quickly realizing the situation. Mrs.
Hawkins swung her right fist to the foot
pad's Jaw. The blow sent him sprawling
into the gutter, partly stunned him, and
Mrs. Hawkins ran home.
Mrs. Babettc Selling.
OREGON CITY. Or., Feb. 7 (Special.)
Mrs. Babettc Selling, widow of L Sell
ing, a pioneer business man of this city,
died of heart failure at her home In this
city last night, aged C5 years. She was
born In Germany In 1SIL When 18 years
of age, she came to America, locating at
Sonora, CaL. where a year later she was
married to Mr. Selling, with whom she
came to Oregon. After a year's residence
at McMinnvllIe. they located at Oregon
City, where Mr. Selling was prominent
In business until the time of his death.
In 1SS0. His son. Sam Selling, succeeded
to the management of his business.
Mrs. Selling is survived by two children.
Sam Selling, a leading merchant, and
Miss Rosa Selling, besides one grand
daughter. Miss Sybil Llppltt. all of this
Mrs. L. M. Roberts.
GARFIELD, Wash., Feb. 7. (Special.)
L M. Roberts, a pioneer woman of Whit
man County, died in California yesterday,
aged 3 years. The body will be brought
here for interment. Mrs. Roberts went
to California last Fall for the benefit of
her health, but continued to grow worse
until she died. She was well to do. own
ing some JW.OO0 worth of farm lands near
this city. She leaves four sons, all pros
perous farmers of Whitman County.
Mrs. H. Jcpson.
VESPER, Od., Feb. 7. (Special.) Mrs.
H- Jcpson died at her home near Vesper,
Or., February L from quick consumption.
Mrs. Jepson was the only daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. M. Carr, of Flahhawk, Or.
She was born at Kiel, Germany. Febru
ary 2&, 1S7S. She was a worthy wife and
Is survived by her husband and two
John L. Richie.
SPRAY, Or.. Feb. 7. (SpecIaL)-John L.
Richie, an old and highly respected citi
zen of Wheeler County, died at his home
stead near this place last Thursday of
heart failure. Mr. Richie was alone In
his cabin at the time of his death. HLs
body was discovered by a visitor. The
supposition Is that he had been dead two
or three days. Mr. Richie was a native
of Texas, from which state he entered the
Confederate Army in MO. and served with
distinction throughout the war. He was
in the Western army under Bragg, John
stone and Hood, and was in the battles
of Murfreesboro. Chattanooga and the
long campaign around Atlanta. He was
wounded at the battle of Chlckamaugk.
Mr. Richie leaves two sons, one a resi
dent of Texas, and Melburn Richie, who
is a resident of Spray.
FISHERMEN CALL CONVENTION
All Unions on Coast to Be Brought
ASTORIA, Or.. Feb. 7. (Special.) The
Columbia River Fishermen' Protective
Union decided at its meeting held last
evening to call a convention of repre
sentatives from the fishermen's unions
of California. Pugct Sound. Alaska and
the local organization to meet here dur
ing the latter part of the present month
for the purpose of forming a federation
to Include all the fishermen's unions on
IRRIGATION CONGRESS DATES
National Organization Will Meet at
Boise September 10-15.
BOISE, Idaho. Feb. 7. Tuesday at a
Joint meeting of the directors of the
Chamber of Commerce and the Com
mercial Club, it was decided that the
dates for the meeting of the National
Irrigation Congress should be Septem
ber 10 to 1J.
This action is subject to the ratifi
cation of the executive committee of
the congress, but It is customary to
ratify tho choice of the people where
the congress is to be held in the mat
ter of plates.
Albany Fire System Improved.
ALBANY, Or.. Feb. 7. (Special.) Al
bany's fire-alarm system has been Im
proved by connecting the system with the
engine-room of the Albany brewery.
When an alarm Is turned In, not only
docs the big fire bell signal the fire and
Its location, but also the whistle at the
brewery, which can .be heard for miles,
will Indicate the location of the fire. The
fire department, which Is purely volun
teer, made the connections with the brew
ery at its own expense, making this one
of the best fire-alarm systems in Oregon.
Tillamook Creamery's Work. '
TILLAMOOK. Or., Feb. 7. (Special.)
At a meeting of the Maple Leaf Creamery
Association. James Williams. Peter Helsel
and C A. Svenson were re-elected direct
ors, and George Cohn treasurer, with the
Tillamook County Bank as Us depository.
Although the factory was not completed
until last April. Z3QS.9T5 pounds of milk
were received In the nine months It was
running In 1S05. The factory made 263,117
pounds of cheese, for which It received
J3L502. The price of butter fat ranged
from 2L7 cents to 3L1 cents per pound.
Lost Boundary Case Affirmed.
OLYMPIA. Wash., Feb. 7. (Special.)
The Supreme Court today affirmed the
Judgment In the Clark County case of
James Stangaln. plaintiff and appellant
vs. John Roads, respondent This was a
suit to establish a lost boundary. AH thc
Government stakes and monuments had
been destroyed and the court decided to
trace the boundary according to the old
Government field notes. Instead of by
more recent surveys.
Cottage Grove Mill Sold.
COTTAGE GROVE, Or.. Feb. 7. (Spe
cial.) The Alca sawmill, seven miles
south of here, has been sold to J. H.
Chambers. The mill has a capacity of
S0.OCO feet per day and Is well equipped.
Mr. Chambers also acquired 1000 acres of
fine timber near the mllL In addition, to
this he placed an order for two large
donkey log hauls with a Portland firm
yesterday. Mr. Chambers says active
operations will begin at once
Raised a Double Crop.
GRANGER. Wash., Feb. 7. (Special.)
As an evidence of the fertility of the
soil here, the case of E. A. De Coster,
a farmer residing two miles north of
Granger, may be mentioned. Mr. De
Coster raised 21 tons of potatoes per acre
in the space between his orchard trees.
Thc trees gave him a return of J5 per
tree. The potatoes brought $15 per ton
Gas Company Issnes Bonds.
NORTH YAKIMA, Feb. 7. (Special.)
A deed of trust was filed In the Auditor's
office today 'by the Trust Company of
Seattle from the Yakima Improvement
Company, manufacturers of acetylene gas.
The deed Is on all the property of thc
company to guarantee the payments of
960.0000 worth of bonds.
Railroad Work at Granger.
GRANGER. Wash., Feb. 7. (Special.)
Tho new Northern Pacific depot has been
completed, and the large force of carpen
ters Is now building a viaduct on Main
street. When thc work Is completed tho
crew will go to Sunnyslde to erect a depot.
No depot will be built at Outlook.
Ashland Team Is Defeated.
DRAIN. Or.. Feb. 7. The Drain Normal
team defeated the team of the Ashland
Normal In an Interesting- and exciting
game of basket-ball here Monday night
by a score of 17 to 10. Both teams played
excellent ball, showing good team work
and Individual playing.
Gray's Harbor Pioneer Dead.
ABERDEEN, Wash.. Feb. 7. (Spe
cial) James D. Lowry, aged -40, a
former hotel' man and a pioneer of
Gray's Harbor, died Monday. He Is sur
vived by a wife and two children. Ho
was a member of the Woodmen, Work
men and Foresters.
Deputy Labor Commissioner Resigns
ABERDEEN, Wash., Feb. 7. (Special.)
B. F. Huff, of Hoqularo, Deputy State
Labor Commissioner for Southwestern
Washington, has resigned. E. M. Adams.
sof Blaine, a temporary deputy, has been
assigned to the position, by Labor Com
Roanoke Ready for Sea.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 7. The steamer
Roanoke, which was damaged by striking
Humboldt Bar early in December, while
bound from Astoria to this city, has been
repaired and Is again ready for service on
the route between the Columbia River and
Killed by Inhaling Smoke.
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 7. A Coroner's
Jury today in the Inquest of the three
men who were killed recently on .tho
transport Meade, found a verdict of acci
dental death caused by inhaling poison
Carmcnclta's Owners Fined.
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 7. W. J. Wood
and R. E. S. Desmldt. who were convict
ed of having conspired to send the
schooner Carmenclta on an illegal sealing
trip to the Arctic, paid a fine of 00 each
Paved Streets for Walla. Walla.
WALLA WALLA. Wash.. Feb. 7.
(Special.) The City Council this eve
ning by a resolution determined to
pave additional streets for a distance of
60 blocks during the coming Spring and
ttftrmfwri'i P "mi"- i. Ci-iy iHU SX!
FEBRUARY DISCOUNT SALE
A liberal discount of 20 PER CENT on our entire line of upholstery
fabrics suitable for all classes of furniture. In silk, wool and cotton tapes
tries, mohairs, velours and corduroys. This stock combines the latest and
most appropriate fabric weaves and designs and effective colorings, which
are suitable for all covering purposes. This sale will no doubt prove a re
minder of some piece that with a new covering will give satisfactory ser
vice for many years more.
In connection with this department we maintain a fully equipped up
holstery shop where none but the most skilled upholsterers are enlployed.
We also give special attention to repairing and refinishing furniture and
are pleased at all times to furnish estimates on all such work.
JACK CROWE WOUNDED IX PIS
TOL DUEL AT SNOHOMISH.
Fires on Officer, Who Challenges
Him on Street at Night Mistook
Him for a Footpad.
TACOMA. Wash.. Feb. 7. (Special.) A
special from Snohomish, Wash., says:
In a pistol duel at 3 o'clock this morn
ing Jack Crowe, a young- man living near
Machlas, was shot down by Policeman
Gunn. who was making his rounds and
saw Crowe near the depot walking down
thc street. He hailed him and asked
what he was doing out at that time In
the morning. Without a word Crowe
whirled around and fired two shots from
a revolver at the officer, who was across
the street from his assailant.
Gunn returned the fire, sbootlntr twice,
the first shot taking effect in Crowe's
left wrist. Crowe started to run. but a
second shot entered his back. The bullet
was later removed from his body Just be
neath the skin.
Crowe told the nurses at the hospital
that he thought Gunn was a holdup man.
He has the reputation of being a gun
fighter and travels-with a crowd of young
fellows who carry revolvers. He was
drunk" when he came to Snohomish yes
terday. PATRONIZE PORTAGE ROAD.
North Bank Railroad Contractors
Find It a Convenience.
SALEM. Feb. 7. (Special.) During
the month of January. 1906, the Port
age Road between The Dalles and
Cclllo transacted business enough to
pay almost one-half of the operating
expenses. The traffic was largely for
thc contractors engaged in Govern
ment construction work on the Celllo
Canal, thc commodities shipped being
cement, sand, powder, merchandise
and lumber. The total receipts
amounted to $298. The expenses were:
Conducting transportation. 9364.50;
maintenance of way and structure.
999.04: maintenance of equipment,
5153.56; total, J 6 17.10.
Superintendent I S. Cook reported
to the Board of Portage Commission-
icrs today that In addition to the busi
ness from thc canal contractors he Is
beginning to get considerable business
from the contractors on thc North
Baud Railroad. Thc business for tho
month was lessened by an accident to
the Mountain Gem. which has been
handling merchandise on the Upper
Washington Inheritance Tax Law Is
to Be Tested.
OLYMPIA. Wash.. Feb. 7. SpedaL)
Tax Commissioner J. E. Frost left today
for Seattle, where he will represent the
Interests of the state In the suit to be
heard in the Probate Court there tomor
row attacking thc constitutionality of the
state inheritance tax law The question
comes up In thc settlement of the estate
of William Wellington White, and It la
understood the case will go immediately
to the Supreme Court.
The principal point on which tho valid
ity of the law Is attacked is that no In
heritances can be taxed if left by will,
and the Tax Commission will endeavor
to have thc point finally settled before
the next meeting of the Legislature.
Adjutant-General James Adraln. who
has been in Washington City the past
six weeks on official businesa with the
War Department, will return home on
WILL CONSTRUCT A TUNNEL.
Machinery for Enormous Power
Plant in Seven Devils Region.
BAKER CITY. Or.. Feb. 7. Upon
good authority It Is learned that the
contract for hauling 59 tons of ma
chlaery Into the" Seven Ldvll district
for the construction of the Ox Bow-
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power tunnel and plant Iui3 been let.
The Ox Bow Is a flle-tnllo loop m tho
Snake River In the northeast corner
of Baker County, and the project Is
to dig- a tunnel across the open end
of the loop, about 2500 feet, securing
a 50-foot fall and limitless water sup
ply. This will mean the erection of
smelters and sawmills and the build
ing; of an electric road Into Baker City
from the Seven Devils district.
Seaside Pioneer Dies in England.
ASTORIA, Or., Feb. 7. (Special.) A
letter was received here, today stating
that Herbert F. L. Logan, at one time a
prominent resident of this county, died
at Torquay, England. January 14. of par
alysis, after an Illness extending over sev
eral years. Mr. Logan was a native of
England and 43 years of age. He came to
this country about 20 years ago. and
lived at Seaside and Elk Creek, until five
years ago, when on account of illness he
returned to England. While here he ex
pended a large sum of money In making
Improvements to his property at Seaside
and vicinity. He built the Elk Creek Ho
tel, was the leading spirit in the construc
tion of the old toll road between that
place and Seaside, erected the sawmill
at Seaside, as well as a business block
and a number of residences there.
Josephine County Taxes.
GRANT'S PASS. Or.. Feb. 7. (Special.)
The collection of taxes for Josephine
County on the rolls of 1S05 will be begun
In the Sheriffs office on Monday, Febru
ary 12. County Clerk Cheshire will com
plete the duplicate tax roll this week,
ready to turn over to Sheriff Lewis for
his use Monday morning. The various
tax levle3 to be collected on this roll are
state tax. 1 4-10 mills; county, 6 7-10 mills;
county school and library, 4 6-10 mills;
road, 2 3-10 mills. The levy for Grant's
Pass Is 3 mills for city and 7 mills for
school. A number of the school districts
of the county made special levies ranging
from 1 to7 mills.
Dies Before Lover's Eyes.-
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 7. May Hume,
ajced 19 years, died from the effects of
poison at the Millwood House today. In
the presence of her mother, Mrs. L.
Hume, who Is a professional clairvoyant,
and Harry Short, to whom she wa3 en
gaged. Whether the poison was self-administered
is not known.' and Is the sub
ject of police Investigation. Last night
she gave a ring to Short, saying she
wished him to wear it, as sho was going
away. Until three months ago. Mrs.
Hume conducted a clairvoyant parlor In
Albany a Distributing Point.
ALBANY. Or., Feb. 7. (Special.)
The Southern Pacific Company yestcr
dcy left 100 empty freight cars at Al
bany, for distribution from this point
to the several feeders of the line which
run out from Albany. This city has be
come the distributing point for the
railroad In the Valley, and the depot
yards at this place are always con
gested with cars being: switched to the
points where they arc needed to move
the products of the Valley and moun
tain. Is an Albany College Man.
ALBANY. Or.. Feb. 7. (Special.)
C P. Davis, tho defaulting Deputy
Sheriff of Umatilla County, Is a gradu
ate of Albany College, receiving- his-diploma
with the class of 1875. He is
well known here, and was considered
one of the brightest young men the col
lege over graduated. HIa arrest at
Pendleton-attracted considerable atten
tion among- those who knew him In his
Cottage Grove for Sunday Closing.
COTTAGE GROVE, Or.. Feb. 7-(Spe-clal.)
A petition was presented to the
City Council Monday asking It to re
peal the Sunday-closing- ordinance. An
ordinance was prepared In accordance
with tho petition. The Council, not bc
Ing favorable to an open town Sun
days, rejected the petition.
Pendleton for Good Roads. .
PENDLETON. Or.. Feb. 7.(HnoMnl
The annual meeting of the Pendleton
commercial Association was neld last
night. L. Cohen was elected1 presi
dent; C E. Roosevelt, vice-president;
F. W. Lamnkln. sccretarv anH Turarfc-
Moorchouse, treasurer. A resolution was
passes asKins: tne county Court to co-
r,:" rST f.
operate with Senator Fulton in secur
ing the construction of a mile of ex
perimental road In the vicinity of Pen
dleton. Telephones for Cottage Grove.
COTTAGE GROVE, Or., Feb. 7. (Spe
cial.) The City Council at Its regular
sesston Monday granted the Bohemia
Telephone Company a 23-year franchise
to construct, operate and maintain a
May Reopen Woolen 31111.
PENDLETON. On. Feb. 7. (Special.)
C. A. Shephard. ex-superintendent of
the Pendleton Woolen Mill. Is making
an effort to secure backing to reopen
the institution for the manufacture of
Indian robes and .blankets. The mill
has been Idle for several months.
How Athletes Keep
Strong and Healthy
Their Diet Should Be a Revelation
To All Men and Women.
Physical perfection, great endurance
and unfailing health are positively essen
tial In severe athletic work and great
attention Is given to the diet.
In schools where a "training table" is
provided for the athlete, only the most
nutritious food Is served, and In cases
where there Is no training table, the
athlete is advised to eat the most health
ful food only. Whether or not he follows
such advice Is soon shown by his phy
sical condition. If the average man the
business man, the lawyer, the teacher,
the clerk, the mechanic, the laborer
took such care as to the food he eats as
the athlete does, there would be far les3
of sickness and suffering in this world.
Among athletes the food value of
whole wheat Is recognized. They have
demonstrated what scientists have long
declared to be true; that the various food
elements found In wheat are the food
elements with which thc blood and mus
cle, tho tissues and cells, the bone and
brain of the human body must be replen
ished If life and perfect strength are to be
Every nutritive element of the best
white wheat grown Is found in Malta
Vita, and It is fast becoming as popu
lar among other people as It long has
been among athletes.
And Malta-Vita is so good to eat!
Always dellciously crisp, refreshing, sat
isfying. All grocers.
The End of
The whole final chapter (ill
Everybody's for February)
is as spicy and dramatic a
fact-story as any of the series.
What could be bolder than
Lawson's plain exposure and
ringing denunciation of the
Bay State Gas tricksters?
What could be more dra
matic or more exquisitely pa
thetic than his contrast of' a
miserable criminal court-scene
with the .gorgeous offices of
frenzied financiers, "paid for
out of dollars blood-and-tear-soaked,
wrung cent by cent
from the honest toilers of the
15 cents a copy
$1.50 a year.