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THE MOEmG OKEGOXIAN, FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 1907.
OF- SCHOOL -F
State Treasurer Deals Out
Each County's Share of
LESS THAN LAST " YEAR
Land Frauds Account for This Fact,
However School Fund Will Ga'in
In End From Land Sales.
State in-- Good Condition.
SALEM, Or.. Aug. 1. (Special.)
State Treasurer George A. Steel this
afternoon completed the apportionment
of the common-school fund interest
among the several counties of the state
for school purposes. This amounted
to $247,289.13, based upon a school
population of 157.509 school children
between the ages of 4 and 20 years, and
a per capita of $1.57. Of this amount.
Multnomah County will receive a total
of $56,030.16, upon a school population
of 35.688; the next highest being Marlon
County, which will receive) $16,326.43,
upon a school population of 10,399. The
No. Pennns Ovr Amount
4 anil Under 20 Appor-
Conntv Years o( Agf. tloned.
Baker ".302 $
Benton , 2.72B 4,27.25
ria-kamas S.MO 1H.4.-I4.W)
Clatsop 4,0ft3 S.4-.'.OJ
Columbia 2.15 4.R7.:iS
Coos 4.4! I--Bf-S2
Crook 3.13S 3.3M.K5
Currv WS MWS.S1
Iiouglas ". ,i7s2-ii?
cniiam 3.024 V07.r.S
Jackson .! 81H2
Josephine 2.SM 4-4
Klamath 1.713 ??2'1J
I -ka firtS 1,51 B.B2
I Bna, S.S5II 13.908.83
Linn -'. H'SCH?
Malheur 2. J 35 S-3"-?;!
Marlon 1.3 1.2
Morrow l.n 2.6R2.72
Multnomah 3S.6SS 8?5?i2
Toik Xmt Hl)l
Fl.crtt.an 1.1' J21 .20
Tillamook l.R3 , . 2 .45J.M
Tnion 8.410 8.S07.83
WaUowa .. 2.7n 4.248.42
n-... R 3(M R.476.43
Whln'ton 6.2-'7 9.776.39
TV heelr 1-42:-4;
Yamhill 8,72. .63
Total ...157.509 $247,289.13
This amount, when taken into com
parison with that of last year. $265,
992.20. and a per capita of $1.70 upon
B population of 156.466, shows a falling
off of $18,703.07. Th.s is accounted for
by the iact that the wholesale cancel
lation of school-land certificates, in
connection with the land-fraud investi
gations laRt year, and the repayment
of purchase price upon same, also ne
cessitated the repayment of $13,420.59
of interest paid on such certificates and
out of the Interest fund. These repay
ments were made upon certificates held
bv Kelliher, Palmer and others, whicJi
were cancelled by the State Land
Board. Had the Interest fund not been
drawn upon for this purpose the total
amount would have nearly equaled that
of last year.
Aside from this, the. e were certifi
cates representing 41.186.45 acres of
school land sold at $1.25 per acre that
were cancelled and repurchased at $2.50,
by which transaction school-fund prin
cipal gained approximately $52,000,
which is now drawing interest for suc
ceeding years' apportionments, and
there are 36,492.63 acres the certificates
upon which were held by A. T. Kelliher
and were cancelled and which remain
unsold. This land will be offered for
sale, on bids by the St;.te Land Board.
In the near future. The greater part
of it is valuable timberland, and the
state will easily realize an average of
$5 an acre upon it, and -the school-fund
principal will profit to the extent of
the difference between $1.25 and $5 per
acre, or an aggregate of $126,947.36.
This, added to the p'oflt upon the 41.
186.45 acres cancelled at $1.25 and re
sold at $2.50 per acre, amounting to
$53,983.06. brings the total gain to the
echool-fund principal up to $180,930.43.
A general idea of the prosperous con
ditlon of the state generally may be
gained from the statement that of over
3000, loans that are- now outstanding
of the school-fund principal, there is
less than 1 per cent -of delinquencies.
8 XEW TEACHERS AT WESTON
Normal School Adding to Force of
WESTON, Or., Aug. 1. (Special.) The
election of eight new teachers from the
"Weston Normal has Just been announced
by the management. These are Miss
Helen Kleinknecht, A. M.. a gradute of
the Kansas State Normal and University
of Kansas, who will be principal of the
Training School and teacher of pedagogy
and the philosophy of education: Henry
H. Thurston. A. M., graduate of the Uni
versity of Missouri, who will teach his
tory, literature and physics; Ernest E.
Walker, graduate of the Indiana State
Normal School and a trained athlete, who
will direct the work in Physical culture
Mrs. Emma Davidson Worden, late of
Pueblo, Colo., who will supervise the prl
ma.ry work in the Training School; Miss
Mabella S. Miller, graduate of the Thom
as Normal School of Art and Music at
Detroit. Mich., who is an accomplished
artist and vocalist, and will teach music
nd drawing: Mr. Winfred Arant, a na
tlve of Oregon and former principal of
the Brownsville School, who will assist
in teaching English and manual training
Miss Agnes Bulfinch, a Weston Normal
alumnae, who has taken two years of
fDeclal work at the University of Utah
and Radcllffe College, who will be critic
tcacner in the Training School; Miss
Naomi Stengel, an Eastern Oregon teach
er who comes for special study and will
also assist in the primary department.
The hold-over members of the faculty
are president Robert C. French. A. B
psychology, history of education, methods
of teaching: Mrs. A. Z. Crayne, precep
tress, English grammar and composition,
rhetoric and elocution: Miss Clara G.
Hall, mathematics and Latin; Mrs. Clara
Graves French, A. B., botany, zoology,
cnemistry, pnysical geography and lltera
ture: Mr. Charles VE. Tredway, manuel
training, stenography and typewriting.
The next school year begins September
FRIENDS FEAR FOIL FLAY
' IV. C. Cunningham, of Tacoma, Had
$700 When He Disappeared.
TACOMA, Wash., Aug. 1. Mystery
envelops the disappearance of W. C.
Cunningham, a traveling man S5 years
of age, who was to liave married Miss
Anna Cooper, of Tacoma, last Tuesday
night. Cunningham was last seen
four hours before the time set for the
wedding on Eleventh and PaclfTe ave
nues. He bad purchased two tickets
for Portland for himself and bride,
and had his wedding suit sent to his
apartments at 27 South C street, where,
with his other belongings, it still is.
Cunningham took nothing with him
save $700 he was known to have on
his person. Friends fear foul play,
while the intended bride Is prgstrated
"and refuses to talk to any one. Cun
ningham is well known liere.
BEGIN TAKING SALMON EGGS
Experiments Being Made by Hatch
ery on The Clackamas.
ASTORIA. Or.. Aug. 1. (Special.) Fish
Warden Van Dusen has received word
that the taking of salmon eggs was com
menced yesterday by the State Fisheries
Department at the plant on the Clacka
mas River and the work will probably be
continued for several weeks. As there
are about 4000 matured fish in the racks
a good take of eggs is expected.
A new experiment Is being tried on the
Clackamas this year, as the fish are be
ing held below the Oregon Water Power
Company's big dam at Cazadero, where
as the hatchery operations heretofore
have been conducted about 30 miles fur
ther up the stream. Thus far the ex
periment has been a success as a large
number of fish have been retained and
they are apparently in good condition,
but the question yet to be determined is
whether the salmon will mature suf
ficiently there, without being allowed to
proceed to the headwaters of the stream.
Only temporary buildings have been
erected at the Cazadero station, the in
tention being to keep the eggs there until
the eyeing stage is over and then ship
them to other hatcheries In the district.
At the Salmon River hatchery the tak
ing of eggs will begin within a few days,
while on the McKenzie it will not begin
until the latter part' of next month. At
Wallowa, ' where a new hatchery with a
capacity of 10.000,000 eggs has Just been
erected, the spawning season will open
in September, and at Ontario it does not
begin until a month later. It is yet too
early to estimate what will be the re
sult of any of the latter .plants.
DUNBAR MUST FACE SUIT
Supreme Court Denies Appeal From
Judge Galloway's Decision.
SALEM. Or.. Aug. 1. Holding that the
defendant's, rights are not concluded by
the court's ruling that Sears had no legal
capacity to sue and that the lower court
has Jurisdiction to substitute the state for
Sears as plaintiff, and that the order
sustaining the defendant's demurrer to
the original complaint is not final or ap
pealable, the Supreme Court, m an opin
ion by Justice Bakin, dismisses the ap
peal of former 'Secretary of State F. 1.
Dunbar from the. decision of Judge Gallo
way, of the Circuit Court tpr Marion
County, allowing the state to be substi
tuted as plaintiff for J. K. Sears in the
suit for an accounting and to require Mr,
Dunbar to pay over to the state the fees
collected during his eight years In office,
estimated at $100,000. This decision has
the effect r-t bringing the case up on its
merits in the Circuit Court.
KORTHWEST LONG DISTANCE COM
PANY MUST GET OUT.
Mayor and City Attorney Decide It Haa
No Right to Operate Under Home
SALEM. .Or.. Aug. 1. (Special.) After
due consideration and counsel with City
Attorney Condlt and failure to find any
grant or franchise permitting the North
west Long Distance Telephone Company
to stretch wires over the streets of
Salem for the purpose of engaging in the
telephone business, Mayor Rodgers has
given written notice to General Manager
C. C. Craig, of that company, of Portland,
to remove Its wires and connections in
this city with as little delay as possible.
The Northwest Long Distance Company,
presuming it had the right to come into
the city and transact a long-distance tele
phone business upon the strength of the
franchise granted the Home Telephone
Company, tapped the through wires and
strung its local wires upon the poles of
the Portland General Company and
opened up thee long-distance stations
here. Mayor Rodgers began to look Into
the case with the understanding that the
Long-Dlstance people, although affiliated
with the Home people, had no right to
engage in business here without special
permission of the Council until the Home
Company complied with the provisions of
General Manager Alfred I Tetu. of the
Home Telephone Company, who came up
to Salem to plead for an extension of
time for his company to install an auto
matic system and get a deduction of time
for the time consumed in litigation when
the Pacific States Company contested its
right to enter the city, took the matter up
with Mayor Rodgers and asked for a
special permit for the Northwest com
pany to engage in business here until the
Home system could be installed. Mayor
Rodgers, however, Informed him he had
no such power, and the only thing for
the long-distance company to do is pull
up stakes and wait , the proper time to
enter into competition. Furthermore, it
is the sense of Mayor Rodgers and the
City Council that if the Home Telephone
Company does not comply with the con
ditions of its franchise that is. Install
and put Into operation 400 automatic
telephones In Salem s within 18 months
from the date of the grant, with liberal
allowance' for unavoidable loss of time
its franchise and bond of $5000 will be
NEW BUILDING FOR CORVALLIS
State Board Awards Contract for
SALEM, Or., Aug. 1. '(Special.) At
a special meeting of the State Board of
Education, this afternoon, the contract
for the building of the new Mechanics'
Hall In connection with the Agricul
tural College at Corvallls was award
ed to A. F. Peterson, of Portland, for
$37,363, and for the steam-heating
plant for tne same building to Gard
ner, Kendall Co., of Portland.
for $3525. These were the lowest bids
offered. Each successful bidder- must
iurnisn a Dona in me sum or. 5u per
cent of the amount of the respective
contracts and the ' building must be
completed and ready for occupancy
on or before February 1 of next year.
Land Sales Drop.
SALEM. Or., Aug. 1. (Special.) The
total amount of collections for the sale
of school, tide and swamp land, inter
est on certificates, etc., in the State
Land Department for the month of
July, -as snown by the statement is
sued by Clerk G. G. Brown, of the State
Land Board, today was $47,735.37.
which is a 'considerable falling off
from the volume of business conducted
last month, when the receipts reached
a total pf over $100,003. This latter,
however, was due to the transactions
incident to. the cancellation and re
purchasing of certificates resulting
from the land-fraud investigations.
Metzger & Co., headquarters Brauer's
hana-paintea art cmna, 212 w a&n, st
.ARREST 6 DROVERS
Warrants Issued for Violators
of the Law. .
NOTICE WAS NOT GIVEN
Required Provisions of Law Not
Lived T'p to by Washington
Sheepmeri Who Brought Their
p'locks Into Summer Range.
PENDLETON, Or., Aug. 1. (Spe
cial.) Six warrants of arrest were is
sued this afternoon for the Washington
Bheepmen, who, by showing a total
disregard for the laws of Oregon and
the proclamation of Governor Chamber
lain, brought their flocks across the
state line and on to their Summer
'Mr iPtm Piiife Wilt
CHARLES P. DCKE. FORMER NEWSPAPER MAN. WHO ESCAPED FROM
THE STATE PRISON AT SALEM. A REWARD OF $50 IS OFFERED FOR
HIS APPKEHEXSION. ,
range in this county without naving
given the sheep inspector the notice
required by law. This point was not
passed upon by Judge Wolverton, of
the Federal Court, in granting the
temporary injunction asked by the
Washington men against the dipping
regulations several weeks ago.
A separate information has been filed
against each "band of sheep, and as
each of the men and firms indicated
have two or more bands they are sub
ject to a double penalty. Those who
will be placed under arrest as soon as
possible are H. C. Bryson and Henry
Adams, Felix von Holenbeke, Johnson
Brothers. Grant & Kidd and S. V. Davin.
Upon the return of Judge Bean, who Is
now In the mountains, these men will
be required to appear before him and
give bail, while they are waiting trial.
District Attorney Phelps and Dan R.
Smythe, the secretary of the Sheep
Commission, feel confident that the
charges made can be proven and, if so,
the offenders will be subject to fines of
from $103 to. $500 for each band. It is
said-that other of the Washington
flookowners trailed their sheep' through
Union County and will, therefore, be
subject to indictment in the Circuit
Court of that county.
BOND THE CITY FOR SEWERS
Centralia Votes to Issue $22,500 to
Construct Trunk Sewer.
CENTRALIA, Wash., Aug. 1. (Spe
cial.) The special election which was
held here on Tuesday for the purpose of
deciding whether or not the City of
Centralia should Issue bonds In the sum
of $22,600 for the- purpose of construct
ing a trunk sewer, carried with 17 votes
to spare. There were not as many votes
cast as had been expected, only 327 vot
ers going to the polls. iThe law requires
that on a question o. issuing bonds a
three-fifths majority shall be cast 1n
favor of the issuance before the same
shall be allowed.
This proposition was decided upon by
the City Council several weeks ago. It
was an undisputed fact that a system
of sewerage was a necessity. The only
question for the members of the Council
to settle was how to raise the money.
At first the voters d.il not seem to take
kindly to the Idea of bonding the city,
but after three weeks of instruction
from the various city officials and
through the columns of. the press, the
people were convinced that bonding the
city was the proper thing to do.
The City Council will lose no time in
going ahead with the work. As much of
the trunk sewer will be laid this Fall as
possible. . and. if the weather .permits,
the whole system may be installed be
fore the rainy season sets In. The es
tablishing of a sewer system In t.ie city
will relieve the builders of the three Im
mense fire-proof structures in Centralia
of a great deal of anxiety. It began to
look as though they would either be com
pelled to cease building or else install
ENGLISH HOPS HURT BY COLD
Yakima Crop Estimated at CO Per
Cent Below Last Season's Yield.
TACOMA. Wash., Aug. L (Special.)
A cablegram from London stated that
yesterday it was too cold in England for
tne growing crops. '
According to a message received by
Isaac Pincus & Sons from North Yakima
the outlook in .eastern Washington is not
so encouraging as it was. The firm's cor
"Crop is generally very poor, lack-of
cultivation being the principal cause. I
would not be surprised to see. Yakima
fall short 20 per cent below last year
(26.000 bales). The maket conditions are
not Improving. ,1 look for .many of the
growers to leave their hops on the poles.
Everything is so high.
"Growers from Tampico report that the
outlook for a crop is the poorest in
DANGER FROM FOREST FIRES
Lightning Sets Fire to Trees in Linn
County Rain Prevents Damage.
ALBANY. Or., Aug. 1. (Special.)
Several small forest fires have been
started In the woods near Mill City
by lightning striking treee during the
storms which have prevailed in the
mountains of this part of the state the
past two nights. None have attained
enough size or velocity to become
dangerous, however, and practically all
of them have been extinguished by
fire-fighters from the mills and logging
camps of the Curtlss-Lumbec Company.
'Only the rain which fell in' the
mountains concurrent with the thunder
storms of the past two nights has pre
vented greater damage. The Curtlss
Company has been forced to keep "a
great army of men cruising through Its
timber lands on the look-out for fire
this week. Though the ground Is now
damp, the woods on the whole are very
dry, and the effect of a rain soon van
ishes. An employe of the Mill City
Mills In Albany today stated that If a
large force of mcu were not kept
watching all the time the moss on the
ground and the underbrush would eoon
dry out and the fire. caused by light
ning would soon begin to spreadrap
idly, and there -would - be some dis
astrous -forest fires.
All of the fires thus- far reported as
a result of the lightning of the past
two nights have been In the vicinity
of Mill City.' and it has thus been easy
to extinguish them. If any fires were
started from the lightning farther back
in the mountains they may be smoul
dering along yet and break out into big
fires when the ground becomes "dry.
BLAST SANDSTONE POINT AWAY
Hindrance to Railroad Construction
BAT C1TT, Or., Aug. 1. (Special.)
Sandstone Point, which has stood in
the way of the railroad track's cross
ing a cove in Tillamook bay at this
point, has been torn away by a charge
of 400 pounds of dynamite. A hole
was dug in the side of the cliff at a
depth of 20 feet from the top and 20
feet in the rock, and the explosive
placed within and heavily packed. The
charge was connected by wires to a
battery, and at 5:30 o'clock Miss Mar
garet Watt, who drove the first pile
on the trestle, touched the button, and
the cliff was shattered to small peb
bles. : .
The unloading of the barge Walla
cut continues. The large steam shovel
and the locomotive with tender have
been unloaded and about a quarter of
a mile of rails have been laid. En
gineer Wilkinson' and his crew will
put their engine together at once and
will be ready for construction work
In about a week. It will take about
three weeks more to unload the Walla
cut. She will then return to Portland
for another cargo of railroad materials.
MRS. ALDERMAN WINS SUIT
Supreme Court Decides ( Against the
County of Tillamook.
SALEM. Or., Aug. 1. (Special.) The
Supreme Court has handed down a de
cision in the case of Edith M. Alder
man against the County of Tillamook,
asking an injunction against the re
moval by the County Court of the plain
tiff as administratrix of her husband's
estate. Thg lower court sustained a
demurrer on the part of the county, and
the Supreme Court reverses this Judg
ment. The opinion, which Is written
by Justice Bean, contains the follow
From the allegations of the complaint.
which for the purposes of this appeal are
admitted by the demurrer, and must be
taken as true, a case appealing- more strong
ly tr court of equity for relief could rare
ly be found. The plaintiff and defendant.
at the time the proceedings for her re
moval were Instituted In the County Court,
were engaged In litigation over a claim for
a larg-s amount of money asaerted by th
county against the estate of which plaintiff
Is administratrix. " The county had brought
sundry actions, suits and proceedings to es
tabllsh its claim. The plaintiff was making
an honest and apparently successful defense
thereto, and the county had- been unable to
establish its claim. To prevent the plaintiff
from making such defense and to enable
the county to succeed In the litigation. It
Instituted a proceeding for her removal in
the court presided over by the person who
had been most active on Its behalf and
under whose direction the litigation was
being conducted. To give it an apparent
standing to maintain such proceedings It
alleges that it was a creditor of the es
tate. although it had not established Its
claim to that relationship and was not en
titled to the rights of a creditor. It seefjis
manifest, therefore, that the proceeding
could not have been Instituted in good faith,
bnt for the purpose of vexing, annoying and
harassing plaintiff, and to illegally and
wrongfully deprtTe the estate, of whim
she was administratrix, of the right to
defend against the action and suits brought
by the county on an alleged wrongful claim.
THINKS HE HAS FOUND CLEW
Detective in . Halverson Case Gets
Hint From Train Crew.
TACOMA, Wash., Aug. 1. (Special.)
The only information received by Ed
gar Halverson, the brother of Almeda
Halverson, the 16-year-old girl who
mysteriously disappeared from a train
en route from Spokane to Tacoma Tues
day, was in the form of a message this
morning sent by the detective in charge
of the case, who wired that the train
crew had given a clew. The message
does not give any Information, but the
yount man is under the Impression that
his sister was Induced to get oflT the
train at some Intermediate station by
the young man who, it is said by the
uncle, helped her on with her Suitcase,
The girl was on her way to relatives
in Klamath Falls, Or.
Severe Storm at Castle Rock.
CASTLE ROCK, Wash., Aug. 1. (Spe
cial.) One of the worst thunderstorms
ever known here occurred last night.
The display lasted nearly all night, but
was the strongest during the evening.
The electric lights were turned off soon
after the storm began, as there Is no
arrester connected with the plant, and
the proprietors feared It would be burned
out. - -
Files Supplementary Mortgage.
OREGON CITT. Or., Aug. 1. (Special.)
The Portland General Electric Com
pany has filed a- supplementary mortgage
on its property, for the purpose od guar
anteeing an additional issue of $10,000,00
in 6 per cent gold bonds.
OWNERS TO UNITE
Shipowners Federation of
Pacific Coast Formed.
INCLUDES ALL VESSELS
Planned to Take In Both Steam and
Sailing Ships and Liners as
Well Object to Meet
SEATTLE. Wash.. Aug. 1. (Special.)
A meeting of steamship men was held
today to organise the Shipowners-
Federation of the Pacific Coast. A con
ference was held here today between H.
L. Stoddard, eeneral manager of the
Steamship Owners' Association v of San
Francisco; George Et Billings, a big owner
of sailing vessels, and half a dozen offi
cials of local companies. W. Et. Pearce.
general manager of the Pacific Coast
Steamship Company, attended the meet
ing, but he refused to take his corpor
ation Into the new association. It was
represented by Stoddard that most of the
sailing ships and the steam schooner
would be brought into the organization
and the regular liners were wanted.
The new association is to unite the own
ers of the sailing and steam vessels to
meet any demands made by organizations
of labor or shippers. A tentative organi
zation has been formed and Stoddard
leaves at once for San Francisco.
PORTLAND ACTO CLUB RUN
Number of Cars Will Leave Tomor
row for Foot of Mount Hood.-
The Portland Automobile Club will
leave tomorrow on a jaunt to Welch's
Tavern, near Mount Hood. The ex
cursionists will leave Portland sep
arately in order to evade the dust
clouds likely to be raised by the ma
chines on the country roads beyend the
city, and all are to meet at Welch's
in the evening.
From 10 to 20 machines are ex
pected to make the run, the exact num
ber depending on the ability of sev
eral enthusiasts to get away from busi
The first machines will start about 9
o'clock in the morning and the others
will follow, some leaving as late as
3 o'clock in the afternoon." At Welch's
the arrangements for their accommoda
tion have been completed and all par
ticipating in the excursion are assured
of a royal time. The party will remain
at Welch's over night and will return
to the city leisurely during Sunday
afternoon and evening.
SALMON CATCH IS SHORT
ALASKA RED SALMON DO NOT RUN
HALF AS EXPECTED.
Canneries on Bering; Sea Making Prep,
nrations for Large Catch are
BELLINGHAM, , Wash., Aug. 1. (Spe
cial.) From the canneries on Mering
Sea, where the greater part of the Alaska
red salmon used by the world are caught.
comes the report that the season is ended
and' that the pack is 60 per cent less than
any previous year in the history of the
The packing plants of. the Alaska
Packers' Association, many of which are
located on Bering Sea. will be the heav
iest loser by the failure 01 the choice red
fish to appear. Several plants were fitted
for packs running from 40.000 to 75,000
cases and the season has ended with only
about half of the material used.
LOSE MUCH MONEY IN FEES
Clackamas County Receipts Dimin
ished by Loss of Divorce Fees.
OREGON CITY, Or., Aug. 1. (Special.)
Clackamas County stands to lose $1000 an
nually by the action of the last Legls
lature In abolishing the District Attorney
fee of $10 in divorce suits. During the
month JuBt ended there were 13 divorces
filed, and the loss to the Country Treas
ury is $130- Tne receipts of the Clerk's
office were $329.15. when they might have
been $469.15. and the showing is less than
in July, last year, when the receipts were
$374.20. There are now 60 divorce suits
pending, and it is estimated that more
than 100 will be on the docket when the
November term of court Is convened.
The fees of County Recorder Ramsby
for the month of July were $620.55, as
against $324.10 for the same month in 1906.
This indicates a remarkably healthy
movement In real estate in Clackamas
START IN TO FIGHT RATES
Seattle Mill Men Begin Campaign
on Their Own Initiative.
SEATTLE. Wash., Aug. L (Special.)
The committee named by President Griggs
of the Pacific Coast Lumber Manufac
turers' Association at Tacoma last Sat
urday ' to make a fight against the In
crease of lumber and shingle rates on the
Northern lines has begun work without
waiting for the committees from other
mlllmen's associations. A meeting was
beld here this afternoon and evening and
it was decided to begin immediately to
gather evidence to fight - the increase In
The present law department of the as
sociation will be employed until It is
known whether Eastern attorneys can be
had. If Oregon, Southwestern Washing
ton and other lumber associations co
operate they will be given a voice in
directing the fight in tne future.
CITY SUPERINTENDENT WEDS
Head "of Albany Schools Marries
ROSHBURG. Or..' Aug. 1. (Special. )
Professor A. M. Sanders. City Superin
tendent of Schools at Albany, was mar
ried at this place this evening to 1 Mrs.
Gertrude Hampton. The wedding was
quite a social event, being attended large
ly by many friends of both the groom and
bride. After a month to be spent at the
professor's mountain bomei which he calls
Glen Madrona. they will take up their
residence at Albany.
MILK DEALERS FORM TRUST
McMinnvlIIe Residents Scurrying to
Get a Cow.
1 M'MINNVILLE. Or'.. Aug. 1 (Special.)
Pntrflnn of the dairies todav found
themselves face to face with a, trust of no
small proportions. Notices were left at
the doors announcing that from this date
the monthly rates for milk per quart
would be increased rrom $1.60 to $2.25. and
fixing the rate for a pint dally at $1.25
per month. The proprietors of the two
dairies, together with a' few individuals
who keep a cow and sell milk to their
neighbors were parties to the agreement.
There is considerable Indignation at what
is termed the "squeeze" and there is a
great scurrying among householders to
become the owner of a gentle Jersey and
a ton of hay.
DEAD OF ' THE NORTHWEST
John T. Redman, Tacoma Business
TACOMA. Wash., Aug. 1. (Special.)
John T. Redman, vice-president of the
West Coast Grocery Company, and one
of Tacoma's oldest and best-known busi
ness men, after an illness of nearly five
months, passed away last evening at
Witter's Springs, Cal., where he went the
latter part of Marsh in hope of regain
ing his health.
Mrs. C. G. Staples.
THE DALLES. 4r.. Aug. 1. (Special.)
Mrs. C. G. Staples, of Spokane, died, here
today suddenly at the residence of her
sister, Mrs. C. W. Moore. Mrs. Staples
came to The Dalles on Saturday last to
attend the funeral of her nephew, Ray
mond Moore, who was drowned while
bathing in the -Columbia last week. She
had not been ill, but was not in robust
health, and it is supposed that the ex
treme heat of the past few days was the
Immediate cause'of her death. Mrs. Sta
ples was formerly Miss Nina M. Rollins
and was a daughter of Dr. C. R. Rollins, of
Grass V alley, Sherman County. She was
50 years of age, and besides her husband
left two children. Mrs. Gordon Campbell,
of Portland, and Oliver Staples, of Spo
kane. .STATUE TO NOBLE RED MAN
Seattle Will Honor Chief Sealth, for
AVhom City Was Named.
SEATTLE. Wash., Aug. 1. (Sne-
A statute to Chief Sealth, for whom tha
City of Seattle was named, will be erected
on a public square at "ifth avenue and
Denny Way. A rough plan of the statue
was submitted this afternoon by Sculptor
James- Wehn to a Council committee and
the Park Board, and this design will be
The old Indian's statue will stand on a
12-foot pedestal, and Is planned to be an
lmnosi nir figure of the frienrilv Indian
I. A new process win be used in forming
the statue. It is to be ma.de of plaster
of Paris or cement, and given a bronze
covcrng by electroplating with pure cop
per, after a new process discovered by
H. P. Hughes, of Seattle.
WATER FAILS AT HOQUIAM
Reservoirs Go Dry and People Are
Indignant at Water Company.
HOQUIAM, Wash.. Aug. 1. (Special.)
Hoquiam's water supply Is about exhaust
ed, the water company today notifying
the manufacturing plants that the reser
voirs might go dry at any time. Last
season the water supply ran short and
the company promised an adequate sup
ply for this year. For several months
the work has been delayed and from time
to time more water promised. Today the
city stands without enough water to run
Its manufacturing plants and in case of
fire a half hour's time would empty the
reservoirs. The public is indignant over
Insane Man Goes to Asylum.
ALBANY; Or., Aug. 1. (Special.)
William Umenhofer, who resides near
Berlin, this county, was committed to
the State Insane Asylum last evening.
Insane Jealousy of his wife has affect
ed Umenhofer's mind for some time
and two days ago he announced that
the Lord had commanded him to leave
his wife. Wednesday night he ran
away, but his brother later found him
and brought him to this city for ex
amination. Umenhofer Is 37 years old
and is a well-known farmer.
Lightning Bothers Seaside Plant.
ASTORIA, Or., Aug. 1. (Special.) An
electrical storm of unusual severity vis
ited this section during last night and
about 2 o'clock the rainfall a short dis
tance south of the city was quite heavy.
80 far as can be learned no damage was
done by the lightning, except that the
electric light plant at Seaside was put
out of commissslon temporarily.
Deposits of Dead or Insane.
SALEM, Or.. Aug. 1. (Special.) Ac
cording to statements filed with the
Secretary of State by secretaries and
cashiers, there is a total of $17,463.53
upon deposit in 25 banks of the state
reporting, which have not been added
to or drawn from within the past
They war and wear and wear
Levi Strauss 8c Co.
Under the New Pure Food Law
AU Pood Products must b pur and
was fifty years ahead of the Law. It was
always pure Vanilla. Every bottle now
bears this label : Guaranteed under the Food
and Dratt Act Jan 30th, 1 90S," Serial
Number 9 1, which has been assigned to us .
by the U. 8. Dept. of Agriculture. ) J
JOSEPH BURN ETT CO., iostom, mam.
We invite any one who will buy a
player-piano of us or any other Port
land dealer during the month of Au--
gust to come to our store and choose
one of our superb instruments, and
we will . deliver it to their home free
of charge, in competition with any
other player-piano made.
We challenge any other Portland
dealer, "big" or little, "busy" or
otherwise, to place one of their player-
pianos in the same home, with the
understanding that the sale goes to
the most satisfactory instrument.
COULD ANYTHING BE MORE
We have faith in our player-pianos,
knowing that they are far superior to
THEY ARE DIFFERENT
We court comparison and solicit
Hovenden-Soule Piano Co.
Cor. Morrison and W. Fark Sts.
seven years and which belong to
estates of dceeasod or insane persons
and unclaimed. These reports are re
quired to be made to the Secretary of
State over the sworn statement of the
secretary or cashier making the same,
within 15 days after July 15 of each
year, giving the name and the la?t
known residence of the depositor, and
whether or not, in the knowledge of
the person making the statement, the
depositor Is dead, insane or otherwise
under legal disability.
Suver AVants Better Service.
SALEM, Or.. Aug. 1. (Special.)
Petition was received by the Railroad
Commission this morning, bearing the
signatures of J. E. James, a hop
grower, and 70 other residents of
Suver, on the West Side division of
the Southern Pacific, asking for better
passenger and freight train service and
for improvements In the handling and
protection of freight shipments at that
Boy Badly Burned.
ALBANY, Or.. Aug. 1. (Special. l
While playing last evening in the Al
bany tannery, Charles Marovleh, aged
8 years, fell into a vat of scalding
water. His grandfather, John Olvls,
with whom the boy lives, was near by
and quickly rescued him. Though bad
ly burned, young Marovleh will prob
We hav been told by fvral loyal citl
Eens that thpy have asked their aho dealer
for a pair of our shoes, as th"y wished to
get something good. We wish to thank
them and will thank everybody else before
hand to do so. We can certainly save you
money on your nhoe biil if you will let us."
We make a special drive on ram'i. boya
and youths' hard-wearlnir shos. We cut
nothing but full stock and custom bottom.
The proof of the pudding In in the eating
a shoe in the wearlnc. Try a pair of our
hoes. Our name. "The J. A. Held Shoe." is
stamped with a steel stamp on the bottom
of every pair.
Yours for home indujtry.
The J. A. Reid Company
13 and 15 Union Ave., City.
Home Phone only, B 1211.
SHORT TALKS BY.
L. T. COOPER
I can tell a person who is constipated
on sight. Their complexion is pasty or
yellow. Their eyes
are dull, and they
look and feel
sleepy. No wonder
they do. The
bowels are a
sewer. They carry
away the poison
ous refuse. If
they don't act the
is absorbed by the
body, and head
bad c o m p le xion
serious troubles result.
There is no better rule for good
health than that the bowels should
move every day at the same hour if
possible. Regularity can be acquired
by making a- habit of this. Foolish
people neglect this and when chronic
constipation affects them they take
pills every few -days to force the
bowels to perform their natural func
tion. As years go on they require more
and more pills. This should be stopped.
Cooper's New Discovery will build up
the stomach and cause the bowels to
act naturally. While taking the medi
cine get the habit of regularity, then
gradually stop taking the medicine.
Here is a sample of letters from
those who have tried it:
"For sixteen years I have suffered
from stomach and liver trouble, and
chronic constipation. I bad frequent
headaches and always felt tired and
worn out. I beard of Cooper's New
Discovery and began its use. After I
had finished one bottle I was wonder
fully improved. Constipation gave way
to a pleasing regularity of the bowels
and I ate better, slept better apd felt
better than I had for months. It is
the greatest" medicine I have ever
known." Samuel Booren, 1742 Munsey
Ave, Scranton, Pa.
Our customers who bave used them
Bay tiie Cooper medicines do the work.
We sell them.
THE SKIDMORE DRUG CO.