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TITE MORXIXG OREGOXIAX, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 190S.
COST FIGURES ON
Oregon Commission Gets Sta
tistics From 0. R. & N.
and Corvallis Road.
REPORTS ARE COMPILED
Original Co-t of O. R. & X. $33,
97,827.73 and Could Be Repro
duced for $35,337,195 C. &
E- Spent $4,250,000.
SALEM, Or., Ort. 29. (Special) The
Oregon Railroad Commission baa Just
completed an Investigation of the origi
nal cost ani cost of reproduction of the
lines of the Orison Railroad A naviga
tion Company and of the Corvallis A
I!afctrrn. Two sources of Information
ere resorted to the records of the
builders of the roads and the estimates
f a competent engineer who has gone
over the property carefully and computed
the rout of reproducing the roada at the
From the report o? the O. R. & N. Com
pany it appears that the total original
crst o construction and equipment, in
cluding; betterments and Additions tor
lines operated within the State of Oregon,
excluding; the Columbia Southern. Colum
bia Kfver and Oregon Central, and the
tmatllla Central, wm .V3.297,S?7.73. The
estimate of the engineer as to cost of
reproduction of the Jlnes and equipment
Is &.07.1!. but this does not include right
of way and d-pot grounds, which amount
to $::S.flx. making; the estimated cost of
It -.vtll thus bo seen that the estimated
tost of reproduction is a little over $2,000,-
more than the cost of the road and
qnipment diwn to date. The estimate
provides for stc?I brides.
Wallis Xash fiives Mcures.
The original records of thp construc
tion of the Corvallis A Eastern are not
available, but the Cmnrnkvinn took the
testimony of Wallis Nash, who disbursed
all the monfy prnt on construction
VDik. He testified that he disbursed in
round numbers $t.2.A buthts Included
spent In an effort to hold a right
of way In Malheur County, and large
not definitely stated, expended on
V."lllnn:ette River steamboat and on
en o.-pn-goinir tug at Yaqufna Bay. The
e.tm?." of the engineer as to cost of
rnroiltirtng' t!i road and equipment is
$T. T.S'i. it wr'M be noticed that In each
l:Hnce li e estimated cost of restrmluc
t.n is V -y close to the statement of
en (Tina! cost.
1 r.e reports submitted by the O. R. A
y. as to original cost Is very elahorate,
f x"g In ri; - tV roet of engineering,
.:f.fTr.;rr-.ierce. right cf war, grading,
cur.r.eis. ViJsrvs. !. rails, legal serv
ice ar.d r.i;.-rerr.us Ciiwr !tfm of ex
pr.pe t-'T earn section of the road as
ri;n:ric.1. The figures were compiled
7 J. v.. Vi;y. aprrial accountant of
t'.'" trny. The estiirstes of the cot
of rrprocu'tim ar made in the same
tr. trnrr. the cst of each brinpe being
. Jifinlzer! aid all other work and mate
ria.! tii:g et irth in detail. The rstl
wer iriruie l.y Special Knglneer J.
P. Pope. ,
Compiled at Company's K.xpense.
Then reports and estimate? were pre
pared by the companies at their own rx
per.s ar.d have been fil"d in the offlcs
o? the KnMroari Commission. The only
tlie Jtate has had to bar was
t.e feA' dollars expended in conducting a
JjearhiK tt P-iPiJand, at which time the
r-'ports Wf re submitted. In this manner
the s!at 1ms scurd information such a
e:ier slates l:s,vt pah! Jl0.i"0 to $rQ.noo In
r".irimr. The statistics will be valuable
'not only for the purpose of determining;
a-ttial valiie as the basis of computation
of reasonable ratts. but a too the actual
Yalue a a basis for assessment and taxa-
ti-n. The total nilieae of the O. R. A
;N. covered by tins report Is f43.fi miles,
'naking the average cost of roadbed and
ejuip:nent per mile. The entire
length of the Corvallis A Eastern is H2
iTiiho. niakinr an awrajre cost of about
lJ-7.5;- per n:t.
SCHOONER HHS STEAMER
caler Pwanlia in Collision With
Survey 15oat 1'ulerson..
VIOTCKrA. B. C. Oct. Z. The sealing:
l:onner I'is.'aR'ha arrived tonfpht and
e-porifd liavinc twn tn collision with the
Vnii.'.l 5:at.s roast and frendelio survey
neara?r i-atorson In the straits this morn
tr.e at 2:: durins a thk k fOK.
The s.-hoonr. Inbound from Bering Sea. J
v.in l. sral.sKlns. whs boating up the
nr.nts wh'n tht Paterson cam up he
I.ind In tl;e to?, on e port sld. and
:rurk a clam ir.K blow about midships.
siriii sinn k tnr rhainplatps and broke
tnni. i-urtiPK Into the timbers.
The tieamiT'i loupr!t tore through the
f-rra.iil and broke tiie Jlbboom and fore
rlKKiiic. Tn moflt of the crew were be
I w. and wire awakened by the shout of
t le lookout simultaneously with the blow
cf the Paierson's stem, which statnrered
le schooner. rive of the schooner's
crew clambered on board the Parerson
.r.d were afterwards returned on board.
The suny steamer took the sealer In
t iw and dropped her In Royal Roads this
quest after hearing the stories of men
who were with Dodd and who, after
three days' searcB. found the body.
John Gold, who wa one of the party,
returned to Eugene today, giving
complete story of the unfortunate
perlence. Last Wednesday noon youn
Dodd. who had sighted a deer near
camp, set out with his gun. The snow
was about three feet deep and the me
in camp cautioned the young hunter
not to go away. But Dodd. who was
a good hunter and at home In tn
woods, went and little was thought of
it until eveting, when he did not re
Thursday the men began hunting for
him. finding his tracks but no trace of
tho boy. All day FVIday they searched.
with no better result, and Saturday
morning they found the body in
opening about three-quarters of a mil
from camp. Circumstances Indicate
that the boy died of exposure om
time during the second night. His
latest tracks led away from camp, al
though he had Just previously walked
rive or six miles stralgnt toward cam
He had sat down to rest about every
hundred feet for several hundred yards
before he finally gave up.
ELECT TUFT, OPEN MILLS
MEANS WORK FOR 2000 MEX
IX CLARK COCXTY.
Managers Make Announcement That
Saws 'Will Begin to Hum If Re
publicans Are Victorious.
VANCOUVER. Wash:. Oct. 29. (Spe
cial.) The owners and managers of
sawmills all over Clark County give
it out. politics out of the question
that if Taft Is elected the mills which
have been closed ' for the most part,
during the past year, will open within
a short time after November 3. but
that If Bryan should be the next Presl
dent the chances of resumption of the
former active lumber business are
very much In doubt.
Along the Lewis River. In the north
western part of the county, and its
various branches, there are some 20
mills. None of these Is running now, for
the most of them are tie mils and the
railroads are not buying much now,
and what offers they make are at a
rate of H to 18.50. The mill men say
that thev cannot make any money
unless they get 110, and they have
formed something of a combine with a
view to getting that price when the
mills do start.
The opening of these 20 mills would
give employment to 2000 men.
FORGES TO FRONT IN EAST
Laurence L. Prlggs Out for Con
gross In New York City.
ORSIJON' CITY, Or.. Oct. 29. (Special.)
Laurence Latourctte Drlggs'ls a candidate
on the Republican ticket for Congressman
from the Eleventh District of New York.
This Is news to tie hundreds of people of
Oregon City and Portland who knew
"l-Aurie" Driggs as a boy. who loved hli
devil-may-care frankness, and who smiled
at nis numerous escapades. But Laurie
is 34 years old now and his letter heads
read 'T,aiirence L. Dripjcs. Counsellor at
Law. 43 Cedar Street, New York."
He Is the son of the late Nf. L. Driggs,
who for many years was connected with
tho Postofflce at Portland, and died in
that clly about two years a?o. The boy
was born at Oregon City and was edu
cated at Portland High School and at the
I'niversity of Michigan In Ann Arbor.
About 12 years ago he went to New York
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Laurence L. Drlccs. Oregon Boy,
Wno Is Candidate for Congress
From Kleventh New York Dis
PILES SPEAKS FOR TAFT
.Greeted hy Knt huia.M lc Audience
in Walla Walla.
TVALaIA WALLA, Wash.. Oct. 2?.
SpeciaJ. Followlnc the btpest Republi
can torchlight parade ever seen in Walla
"IV alia. United .States Senator Samuel H.
Plles. of Seattle, addressed a crowded
houM In the Keylor Urand Theater to
nipht. on political lssuea of the day. He
oik up and u:?cu3rd at lenpth the Demo
cratic policies, pointing out the weak
points in the same.
After lropreastn.e hla audience with the
titter Impracticability of electing Bryan
to the Residency, the speaker jrave a
rlow!nir eulogy of the record of "William
3f. Taft. Republican cacdidate for the
Nation's chief executive. Frequent out
fciirsts of applause were Intermingled In
the speech of Senator Piles,
BURY EARL DODD AT NATRON
Hunter 'Who Lost Life In Woods Is
Laid to Hest at Home.
EfUENE. Or. Oct 29. .Special.)
The body of Earl Dodd. who was found
dead from exposure and exhaustion In
the Cascades near Waldo Lake, was
buried at his home at Natron today.
Coroner Gordon did not bold an la-
wtth his brother, Edward DrlttRS, and
both have been successful in the legal
DrlKus lives In a Congressional district
that runs from Washinsnon Square up to
Sixtieth street, alonir the Hudson River.
Thera are about oO.'AlO voters in the dis
trict, which has a normal Democratic
plurality of XI0. The Tammany candidate,
C. V. Fornes. is up for re-election, but Is
opposed by A'.ex T. Porter, on the Hearst
ticket, so Driggs thinks he has a fighting
chance to win. DrlgB" Is nephew of
Ch&rle. I- Latourette. a well known at
torney and banker of Oregon City.
GETS OPTIONS AT HOQUIAM
John D. Farrell, Railroad Man, Is
Seeking Timber Land.
HOQl'IAM, "Wash.. Oct. 29. (Special.)
Vice-President John D. Farrell. of the
Washington Oregon Railway, who
haa been In this city since yesterday.
Is said to have secured nn option on
valuable holdings of the Northwestern
Iimner Company. Including a logica.1
location for a bridge over the Hoquiam
River. He has also attempted to secure
options on property lying adjacent to
and parallel with the Northern Pacific
holdings through the city. In each In
stance he made overtures for right-of-way
leading through Hoquiam. across
the Little Hoquiam River, one mile
north of the city and to Lake Qulnlault.
ROYAL PUMPKIN PIES.
Better order them this morning- on
your way down; we might run out. the
demand' so heavy. Either branch.
Secures Federal Contract.
ASTORIA. Oct. 29. (Special.) C. G.
Palmberg. of this city, has been award
ed a contract by the Department in
Washington, for making repairs to the
wharf at the Federal Quarantine sta
tion on the north shore of the river.
SPEAKS FOR TAFT
Henry McGinn Makes Telling
Argument at Baker.
TAFT IS ECHO OF NO MAN
Helped to Make HooseTelt Policies,
Declares Speaker Points to Can
didate's Accomplishments in
Philippines and Cuba.
BAKER CITT, Or.. Oct. 29. (Spe
cial.) Henry E. McGinn, of Portland,
delivered a rousing address this even
ing before a represenatlve audience In
Elks Hall. He was Introduced by Wal
"Detractors," said Judge McGinn, "say
that Taft is but the echo or Kooseveix.
Taft Is the echo of no man. Roose
velt himself savs that Judge Taft had
as much to do with the making; of the
so-called Roosevelt policies as he him
self had. Bryan says that he advocat
ed these same policies. All honor to
Mr. Bryan, but Roosevelt first put them
Into effect and brought the trusts to his
They were Roosevelt's policies before
Bryan adopted them. Mr. Bryan Is a
gifted man. more eloquent on the stump
than James G. Blaine, but so far he has
accomplished nothing:. Taft and Roose
velt have done many thing's to the
benefit of the common people of this
great land of ours. That Is the kind of
man the people want for President
"You know what Judge Taft did in
the Philippine -Islands. He had to give
up the dream of his life to do it a
place on the Supreme Bench but he
went over there, won their love and
confidence in spite of all obstacles, and
tauerht them to be honest, law-abiding
citizens, so that in time they might
learn to govern themselves. When he
left the Deople followed him to the
steamer with tears in their eyes and
begged him to return to them soon.
"What did he do in Cuba? I need not
tell you. He brought order out of their
first ineffectual attempts to govern
themselves, so that these people are
now able to walk alone. We have set
the pace: do we want the high mark we
have made to continue? I think we do:
I believe all right-thinking men will
vote for him November S. as he says
he will carry out the Roosevelt poli
cies which he himself had so large a
part tn making." .
SENATOR FtXTOX FLAYS BRYAN
Principal Speaker at Big Republi
can Rally at Albany.
ALBANY, Or., Oct. 29. (Special.)
Before an audience which crowded and
overflowed the Circuit Court room of the
Courthouse, Senator Charlee W. Fulton
delivered an eloquent address here to
night. He was frequently applauded and
the rally was the biggest of the cam
paign in Linn County.
L. M. Curl, Republican county chair
man, presided at the meeting and Sen
ator Fulton was introduced by ex-Senator
Percy R. Kelly.-
The speaker forcefully contrasted tne
DOllclea of the Republican and Demo
cratic parties and conditions under their
respective rule. He also discussed trust
regulation, tariff revision and the bank
A man who flits from paramount Issue
to vital policy as blithely and freely aa
a canary bird hops from limb to limb,
was Senator Fulton's portrayal of Bryan.
who. he said. Is not a man of mental in
tegrity or sound Judgment, and who sac
rificed principle for political advance
HOLD BIG RALLY AT KELSO
Eight Hundred Republicans Listen
to Address by H. A. McLean.
KKI.SO. Wash.. Oct 29. (Special)
The active Republican campaign in the
City of Kelso came to a close tonight,
the final grand rally being held in Mc
Donough's Opera-House, under he aus
pices of the Cowlitz County Central Com
mittee and the local Taft Club. The ora
tor of the evening was Henry A. McLean,
of Seattle, who paid a glowing tribute to
the Republican National, state and coun
Intenee enthusiasm prevailed through
out, the Kelso Glee Club and the Cornet
Band rendering campaign songs and pa
triotic music. The county nominees were
all present and short talks were given
by F. L. Stewart. Victor J. Miller and J.
E. Stone, candidates respectively for
State Senator. County Clerk and Prose
0'er SCO people were In attendance at
this, the most successful political rally
ever held in southwestern Washington.
Right to the let
ter and right to the
Here are the Fall
styles in all the
Bring in your toes
166-170 Third Street.
bring about construction of the Crater
Lake road and Oregon state road.
It is probable that a farmers' lnstl
tute will also be held In conjunction
with the other convention, with its ses
sions the afternoon and evening of No
vember 6, thereby enabling those from
distant parts of the county who attend
to be present at both meetings.
J. W. Bailey. State Dairy and Food
Commissioner, has been invited to be
present, with other prominent educa
tors of the agricultural, horticultural
and dairy Industries.
HIS MORAL: AVOID SEATTLE
DESIRE TO SEE SOUND CITY
CAUSES STEVENS' ARREST.
Officers Capture Man Who Jumped
Bail Three Years Ago Faces
SEATTLE, Wash., Oct- 29. (Special.)
Seth B. Stevens, known as "Big
Steve" to every customs officer on the
American and Canadian sides of the
British Columbia boundary, who was
arrested in Seattle on Wednesday as
a fugitive from Justice for having
Jumped a ball bond in the sum of $1250
three years ago, said today that his
great desire to see Seattle was respon
sible for his arrest. He came here from
Vancouver, B. C. where he haa since
resided, and was picked up by a special
agent of the Treasury in a cave on the
outskirts of the city.
"I was married only three weeks
ago," said Stevens today, "and my wife
Is heartbroken, not knowing that I had
ever been Involved In such affairs as
smuggling. I would give every dollar
I possess in the world to be back In
British Columbia tonight."
Stevens and his first wife, who died
about two years ago, were arrested in
Seattle in September, 1905, charged
with smuggling prepared opium into
this country from across the line. With
them a man named George Berger, who
was superintendent of the Pullman Pal
ace Car Company here, was arrested.
He was subsequently tried and acquit
ted of the charge, but the Stevens
Jumped their cash ball and kept away
from Seattle until Stevens was arrested
So far it has cost the Government at
least $20,000 to lay hands on Stevens,
and the loss In revenue In consequence
of the Importation of contraband goods
by Stevens is incalculable. Stevens
may escape prosecution on the old
charge because more than three years
have elapsed since the crime was com
mitted and he may successfully plead
the statute of limitations if the prose
cution renews its charges. .
He has served one term in the King
County Jail for smuggling.
CHINESE RETURNING HOME
Lowell Will Speak Tonight.
OREGON CITY, Oct. 29. (Special.)-
The only rally of the Presidential cam
paign by the Republicans of Clackamas
County will be held at the snlveiy 1 nea
ter tomorrow night, when Judge Lowell,
of Pendleton, will talk In behalf of Taft
and Sherman. Mrs. Imogen Harding
Brodle will render vocal solos and the
Oregon City Band will play. Officers
of the committee are preparing for a
Lee Draws Crowd at Kent.
KENT. Or.. Oct 29. (Special.) J. D.
Lee, Republican candidate for Presiden
tial elector, spoke here - Thursday night
to a good-slced audience. His speech
was well received. His argument review
ing the past history of the two political
parties and their candidates was forci
ble and convincing.
Lowell Speaks at Silverton.
SILVERTON. Or., Oct. 29. (Special.)
Judge Stephen A. Lowell, of Pendleton,
addressed a rousing Republican meeting
here tonight. He was listened to for
two hours by a big audience and his ex
cellent address was frequently interrupt
ed by prolonged applause.
Yoran Speaks at Falrniount.
EUGENE. Or., Oct 29. (Special.) S.
M. Yoran addressed the citizens of East
Eugene this evening, at Falrmount hall,
on the political issues from a Republi
can standpoint. There was a good crowd
in attendance and the speaker was enthu
MEET AT KLAMATH NOV. 7
Good Road Convention and Session
of Crater Lake Commission.
KLAMATH FALLS. Or., Oct. 29.
(Special.) November 7 there will be
eld at Klamath falls a good roads
convention, to be addressed by Judge
Scott, president of the Oregon Good
Roads Association, and simultaneously
there will also be held here a session
f the Road Commission appointed by
Governor Chamberlain to plan and
Nearly 700 Leave Victoria to Cele
brate New Year in Orient.
VICTORIA, Oct. 29. The Blue Funnel
liner Nlngchow sailed tonight with a
cargo valued at S623.000 and 067 Chinese
who are bound back to South China for
the approaching New Year holidays.
The steamer Strathden, which is dis
charging nitrate here, reports that
shortly before she left Antofagasta the
steamer Junin of the Pacific Steam Navi
gation Company, was pirated and part
of the cargo stolen by harbor thieves,
who came alongside with a lighter. They
were frightened away by the mate, who
fired a number of shots with a revolver.
The steamer Iroquois, which stranded
at Sharp Point, near Nanaimo on Mon
day night during a thick fog. was floated
tonight by the British Columbia Balvage
Company's tug Wllllag Jolliffe. The dam
age, while the steamer was submerged, is
estimated at 3500.
SUES FOR $10,050 DAMAGES
Woman Becomes Nervous Wreck Be
cause Ladder Falls on Her.
OREGON CITY. Or., Oct 29. (Special.)
Mary A. Paulus, who formerly conduct
ed a restaurant in Portland on East Mor
rison street, haa filed a suit against the
Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Company
for $10,050 damages, which she is aid to
have sustained May 20, 1907, when work
men of the company permitted a ladder
to fall through her window, and she was
cut on the head and face by the glass
and became a nervous wreck.
She is said to have been capable of
earning $160 per month prior to the
ATTACKS BOY WITH KNIFE
O. SI. Galloway, Washington County
Farmer, Placed in Jail.
HILLSBORO. Or., Oct. 29. (Special.)
Sheriff Hancock tonight placed in Jail
O. M. Galloway, a prominent farmer
living a mile north of Forest Grove, on
a charge of assault with a dangerous
weapon on his 17-year-old stepson.
The boy was about to start to the
cider mill with a load of apples, when
the Vtepfatner objected and began
throwing the sacks off the load. The
boy resisted and his mother says Gal
loway drew a knife and attacked her
son, and was stopped only by the In-
THE STORE WITH THE LIBERAL MONEY-BACK POLICY
. HI .1 . ' . .' JJV
COR. FIFTH AND ALDER STS.
SAM. E. WERTHEIMER, President and General Manager
SAMPLE SUITS-REG. VALUE $40
"HOW IS IT POSSIBLE TO PRODUCE SUCH STYLISH SUITS FOR SUCH LOW PRICES?" Many
times a day this question is asked in onr Cloak and Suit Department, and it isn't only the customers alone,
bnt others, who are trying to follow onr lead and arc wondering how we can sell such stylish garments at
the low prices.
The quality and style are beautiful, all well made of broadcloths, worsted, fancy mixed, stripes, etc.; all
lengths; trimmed with satin folds and buttons; they are in black, blue and other de- ft f yf f
sirable colors and styles to select from. Regular values to $40.00, FRIDAY BAR- j4k I JL
FOR TODAY WE CALL YOUR ATTENTION, TO OUR WAIST DEPARTMENT
DAINTY CHIFFON WAISTS-VALUES TO $20.00
Made in over a dozen different styles, in colors of light blue, champagne, lavender, pink, brown and white.
You should 6ee these waists to appreciate their real value. FRIDAY BARGAIN
PRICE. ......... t
DAINTY CHIFFON WAISTS-VALUES TO $25.00
Just a little fancier trimmed and a little better quality in this lot. A large variety of colors and patterns
to select from. This is one of the best bargains we have ever offered. FRIDAY BARGAIN JJQ QC
Sample line of Silk Petticoats; deep silk and
acoordion flounces, finished in black and colors.
Regular value $17.50
EXTRA SPECIAL SILK PETTICOATS
We will include for Friday a small sample line
- , x t.-- nn 7 : U1
el extra values up to Jpjo.uv. very Berviceauic,
well mnAe. latest stvles. black and colors. This
is a harirain that IS well
worth your closest atten
tion. FOR FRIDAY ONLY.
ick ana colors. j.nis
$20 RAINCOATS $10.95
A fine quality of Priestley Cravenette
Raincoats; one that will shed the water
like a duck; absolutely waterproof, full
54-inch length, in tans and oxfords. Get
ready for the rainy season now with a
high-grade coat at the low-grade price
terforenca of Mrs. Galloway's cousin,
who was present.
Gallowey and wife have been married
12 years and Mrs. Galloway, complaining
witness In the case, says her husband
has caused considerable domestic trou
ELECTROCUTED ON DYNAMO
Workman Gets Tangled In Belt and
Meets Instant Death.
BELiJNGHAM. Wash.. Oct. 29.
.i . i.-tr-ii. v hipf engineer for
the Waples Electric Company, at Lyn--i
Aiootrnmitfri tonierht at the
plant and his body saved from crema
tion by the qulcK action ol iiv
workman. McKettrlck. who was working as a
V. - n t n n H 1 ti cr T-I-HT thft dVnEIIlO
BUU, f. BO .,u..u...B -
trying to fix a twisted belt when he
came In contact wim ine cuncui
was thrown onto the bigr belt. McKet-tri-fr
was 30 years old, and leaves a
wife and two children.
WOMAN DIES AT CAROUSAL
Receives Salute on L,lps and Falls
Dead on Couch.
DrVHA ' ' . - v i
While participating; in a riotous debauch
in a Howard-street lodging-house. Mrs.
XTolllA Datvenn ntrfA 2R. died BUddenlV
last night. According to the two men and
another woman who were participating in
the carousal, the Peterson woman asked
. i. i. .. A iriH hor wWrh was done.
The Peterson woman then walked over to
sofsr and fell dead.
ah i. tiiirlvri h a.' husband and child
nir,r winnriL Minn. The Dollce and
coroner are investigating the case.
Complete Stock Pens at Cliffs.
rr.TirTrs Wanh. Opt. 2ft. fSnecial.)
Charles G. Young has completed the
ght-pen stockyards tor tne p. f. g a-
Railway, at this place. Over 100.000
feet of lumber was used in building
the fences, which enclose sufficient
area to accommodate an entire trainload
of Btork at one time. The men are still
at work on the cement works for the
track scales for weighing cars near
the stockyards, and will be kept busy
for several weeks Installing the Im
mense weighing apparatus.
RICH RANCHER FOUND DEAD
Discovered Hanging to Iiimb of Tree
20 Feet From Ground.
SPOKANE, Wash., Oct. 29. Special.)
Hanging 20 feet above the ground, sus
pended from a tree, one mile southeast
of Valleyford, near Spokane, the dead
body of Fred Mitchell, a wealthy ranch
er, was found this afternoon by a party
of young men of this city. Indications
point to, suicide, but no message was left
Mitchell owned a ranch, and one the
ory is that, while despondent, he wan
dered away from his home at night and
hanged himself. Mitchell was 25 years
old, single and known to have valuable
property In this vicinity.
Loses Arm AVhile Stealing Ride.
ROSEBURG. Or., Oct. 29. (Special.)
While stealing a ride on a freignt tram
Tuesday night. John McPherson met
with an accident which will cause him
to lose his right arm. McPherson says
he was thrown irom tne irain uj
brakeman. but the officials doubt that.
McPherson's arm was mangled so it was
impossible to save It.
City Reruses to Buy Water Plant.
GRANTS PASS. Or.. Oct. 29. (Special.)
Fifty-two votes for and 344 against
was the result of Tuesday's special elec
tion on the question of municipal owner
ship of the Rogue' River water system.
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