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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (Jan. 6, 1895)
THE SUyPAY OBS&OyiAJST POBTIjAjCT; JAyUAJra 6, 1S5T5.
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STEEVES IS GUILTY
THEfJOHY H.ETURXS A VERDICT OP
Tlio La-ivyer Released on ?10,000 Ball,
lint Subsequently Placed Again,
in Jail io Remain.
Attorney X. X. Steeves was yesterday
found guilty of the crime of manslaugh
ter on a charge of complicity -with "Bun
co" Kelly Jn the murder of "Uncle"
George Sayres. The verdict of the jury
iras reached after 15 hours' deliberation,
and was readt to the defendant at 1:40
o'clock in the af ternccn. His counsel was
granted 30 days' time to file a motion
for a new trial, as is usual in such cases,
and they asked that their client be al
lowed Ills liberty on ball. Judge Stephens
later released the prisoner on $10,000 bonds,
furnished by W. O. Allen and L. P. W.
Quimby. Steeves wss given his freedom,
and .after enjoying the open air for about
one hour. District Attorney Hume con
vinced the court that the statutes of the
state do not provide for liberating a pris
oner such as Steeves on bond, and he
was again taken into custody by the sher
iff and returned to the jail, where he
will doubtless remain until the final dis
position of his case.
The jury, which retired Friday even
ing soon after 10 o'clock to deliberate
on a verdict, was expected to reach some
conclusion by yesterday morning. Judge
Stephens arrived at his chambers in the
courthouse at 9 o'clock, and found that
no verdict had as yet been reached. All
was silent as the grave within the jury
room, where the 12 judges of Steeves
Innocence or guilt were balloting for a
oeclslon. In other rooms and in the
corridors of the courthouse attorneys and
lawyers were collected in groups in dis
cussion of the probable outcome of the
trial. No case in the criminal annals of
this county has ever before excited
greater apparent Interest. At 12 o'clock
Judge Stephens left the courthouse for
lunch, and the Idle spectators, thinking
that no verdict would be returned for at
least two or three hours, made their de
parture one by one until the courtroom
and corridors were left alone, almost, in
charge of the vigilant bailiffs in atteni
ance on the jury.
At exactly 1:30 o'clock a loud knock on
the juryroom door caused Bailiff Church
to inquire within. He was informed that
the jury had at last agreed upon a ver
dict. Bailiff Church immediately rushed
to the telephone and notified Judge
Stephens, who was- at the Arlington Club.
In a few minutes the judge arrived at thtj
courthouse, and, taking his chair on the
bench, called the court to order. But few
persons were in the room at the time.
llr. Mallory was the only one present
of counsel for the prosecution or defense.
The court attaches, the newspaper repor
ters, and a half-dozen spectators were
the only addition to the audience, wh-n
the court sent for the prisoner. The Jury
was still in the juryroom, and the utmost
silence prevailed, which was only broken
by the ticking of the big clock on the wall.
Judge Stephens bowed his head in evident
meditation. Mr. Mallory sat alone at the
counsel's table, with the collar of his over
coat buttoned closely around his neck,
absorbed in thought.
TO HEAR HIS FATE.
Steeves in a few moments came up the
stairway and into the courtroom, accom
panied by Sheriff Sears. His head was
erect and his shoulders thrown back; an J
his dark eyes flashed out the feeling of
anxiety that must certainly have per
vaded his entire system. He walked
across the room and took a seat at the
table alongside hi3 counsel. He uttered a
word of greeting, but Mr. Mallory did not
look up. He was evidently thinking of
nothing but the verdict to be heard in a
few moments. Judge Stephens nodded his
head and the jury immediately emerged
from its place of confinement. Taking its
seat In the jurybox, there was nothing to
indicate the result of its deliberation.
Every countenance seemed serious nnu
"Gentlemen of the jury," asked Judge
Stephens, after a moment's silence, "have
you reached a verdict?"
"We have," quietly responded Foreman
The bailiff then took the important doc
ument from the foreman's hand, and
gave it to the court. Judge Stephens un
folded the paper slowly and read its con
tents. His hands trembled slightly, as
he turned to Clerk Mason, and, giving
him the paper, told him to read the ver
dict. Steeves slowly turned his face to
ward the clerk, and then, at the order of
the court, arose to his feet to hear judg
ment passed upon him.
"We, the jury in the above entitled
case, find the defendant guilty of man
slaughter," read Clerk Mason.
The agony of suspense was over. Mr.
Steeves sat down. His dark eyes and hair
made the sudden pallor that overspread
Ills face all the more perceptible. He
bowed his head. The verdict appeared to
be a keen disappointment. Mr. Mallory
was as silent as a sphinx. He, too,
seemed overwhelmed. He had confidently
expected a verdict of acquittal.
"Gentlemen, is this your verdict?" asked
"It Is," replied the foreman.
Then the jury was polled, and each
member, as his name was called, an
swered "yes" to the query whether this
was his verdict. The jury was then dis
charged. Mr. Mallory, as the jury was leaving
the box, arose and in a most mild and
courteous manner asked the court for
the usual 30 days in which to file a mo
tion for a new trial. His request was
"Now, if the court please." continued
Mr. Mallory, "I suppose the defendant
will be given the privilege of being re
leased on ball. It is usual, I believe. In
Judge Stephens hesitated a moment, and
then replied that he would fix the amount
of ball some time during the afternoon.
The court immediately after announced
an adjournment until Monday morning,
and entered his chambers.
AX UNUSUAL INCIDENT.
A most unusual scene took place at
this time. The members of the jury, af
ter leaving the jury box, went into the
district attorney's office to get their ar
ticles of luggage, preparatory to going to
their respective homes. They emerged
?rom the room one by one, laden with
valises, satchels and bundles, and after
shaking hands with friends, left the room,
with most apparent demonstrations of
happiness over their liberation. Steeves
and Mr. Mallory were standing in the cen
ter of the room, quietly conversing. All
but three of the jurors passed out without
a glance at the prisoner. Three, how
over, went over to him and shook his
hand, a strange and unusual incident, in
a case of conviction. Juror West was the
first to speak to Steeves. The prisoner
looked somewhat surprised, and, as he
grasped West's outstretched hand, said:
Well, you fellows certainly gave me a
pretty rough deal."
Jurors Showers and Pattee also shook
hands with the man they had just voted
to send to prison for a term of years.
Sleeves told them about the same thing
that he did Juror West. The jurors did
not really say anything in reply to
Steeves remark. Their manner, whica
was extremely apologetic, indicated as
much as words could have done, under the
circumstances. They appeared anything
but pleased with their position.
IN THE JURY ROOM.
It took the jury a little more than 15
hours to arrive at a verdict. Before leav
ing the Jury room, it was agreed that
they would not divulge the details of their
deliberation, but it has been learned from
apparently good authority that the first
ballot taken was to determine the guilt
cf "Bunco" Kelly. It is said that the
twelve ballots cast were unanimous in
pronouncing Kelly guilty. This point hav
ing been determined, a ballot was taken
oa the guilt of Steeves. The twenty-
seventh ballot was cast before the .ver
dict was reached. This was cast a few
minutes before 1:30 o'clock, yesterday xaf-
ternoon, and the court was lmmedtatelyj
informed of the result. f
The verdict was clearly a compromise.
It Is understood that three jurors voted
from the first for acquittal. Others were
for rendering a verdict of murder in the
first degree. Several were for the second
degree. It is not known that any votes,
were cast for manslaughter, until the
compromise was finally effected. Judging
from reports that have leaked out oLthe
jury room, Steeves can consider himself
very fortunate in having a verdict of
manslaughter returned against him. A
large majority of the jurors were unques
tionably in favor of a higher verdict. One
report has it that eight men voted for
murder in the first degree, whieh means
death for the accused.
There were two or three men on the
jury who were convinced of Steeves' ab
solute guilt, and with great reluctance,
it Is said, voted for a lesser verdict than
the first degree. Three, however, were
as strenuously convinced of the absolute
innocence of the accused. Taking into
consideration the enormous expense at
tached to the trial, it Is surmised that the
jurors made some concessions rather than
to fall to render any verdict at alL
STEEVES SECURES FREEDOM.
Steeves appeared greatly encouraged
when Judge Stephens announced that he
would allow him to be released on bail.
The prospects of liberty, to a man of
fateeves tastes, after three months con
finement In a steel cage, must have been
at least a partial recompense for any
verdict but one of acquittal. Steevei
was taken down to the sheriff s office, and
he was soon in conversation with his
friend, Mr. W. O. Allen, whose name
has appeared so prominently in the s.rial.
Judge Stephens soon announced that the
bail would be fixed at $10,000. Soon after
w. O. Allen and L. P. W. Quimby af-i
nxed their signatures to the required,
bond. Judge Stephens had gone down
town meantime, but upon his return"
he approved the bondsmen, and gave or-'
ders for the release of the prisoner- -it
was near 5 o'clock when Steeves emerged
from the jail. He immediately walked
down the courthouse f.teps to Fifth stmt!,
and proceeded toward the heart of She
city with his friends.
District Attorney Hume, at about the
time Steeves left the jail, was asked by
en Oregonlan reporter if he had examined
the defendant's "bondsmen. Mr. Hume
was en route from the police station to
his office in the Chamber of Commerce
building at the time. He expressed the
greatest surprise when Interrogated.
"Why," he exclaimed; "who tdid you
Steeves was going to give bail? I've
heard nothing of It. There must '-a some
Mr. Hume then explained thafafie had
not been at the courthouse during the
day. Neither he nor his associate coun
sel, Mr. Leasure, was present j&hen the
jury came in with the verdict. They had
been informed of the verdict lafer, and,
not thinking their services wowd be re
quired during the day, were ngaged in
other matters. Mr. Hume at mice started
for the courthouse when he lieard that
Steeves was to be liberated.
MR. HUME OBJECTS.
"I will interject a most vigorous ob
jection to Steeves being allowed his lib
erty," continued Mr. Hume, on his way
to , the courthouse. "He's a red-handed
murderer, and I don't propose that a few
thousand dollars shall stand'between him
and just punishment."
Mr. Hume reached Judge Stephens'
chambers and at or.ee asked to be heard
in opposing ball being allowed Steeves.
The court stated that his associate. Mr.
Leasure, had agreed to it, and, in con
sequence, he believed it was a most equit
able proceeding. Mr. Hume then read
from the statutes of the state a most
direct Instruction in regard to the bail
of prisoners, and Judge Stephens at once
decided that it would ht& best to revoke
his order allowing Steeves his liberty.
The law which Mr. Hume presented is
from section 1459, of the statute. It reads
as follows: "The defendant cannot be ad
mitted to bail when aproof or presump
tion of his guilt Is evident or strong, and
when he is charged with the crime of
murder in any degree, or treason, or
with the infliction of a personal injury
upon another, likely to produce death, and
under such circumstances as that, if
death ensue, the offense would be murder
in any degree." ,
AFTER STEEVES AGAIN.
Judge Stephens, Mr. Hume, Mr. Leasure
and two newspaper reporters then started
down Fifth street When they got to the
corner of Fifth and Salmon streets, they
met Steeves walking in the direction of
the courthouse with W. O. Allen and an
other friend. Judge Stephens and Mr.
Hume expressedsurprise when they saw
Steeves. They had believed him to be in
the sheriff's office. It was about 20 min
utes past 5 o'clock when the two parties
passed each other on the crosswalk in
the middle of Salmon street.
Steeves stopped abruptly and asked
Judge Stephens if he was wanted at the
courthouse again. "I hear there is some
thing the matter with my bond," he
added. Judge Stephens spoke a few
words to him and passed on down the
street. Mr. Hume, Mr. Leasure and the
others stood about 50 feet distant from the
lacality where Steeves, Alien and their
friend were engaged In conversation. Mr.
Hume then told Mr. Leasure that he
would go over to the courthouse and get
the sheriff to come and take Steeves in
custody. He started for the courthouse,
passing Steeves on the way. Steeves and
his friends finally turned and came back
down Fifth street to Kelly's saloon, near
the corner of Salmon.
A moment later Deputy Sheriffs Eman
uel Myers and S. S. Long came out of the
sheriff's office and hastened to the sa
loon. Deputy Long stood at the side door
while Mr. Myers went in. A moment later
they came out with Steeves, who was ac
companied by Mr. Allen. The party then
went to the sheriff's office. Steeves sat
there a while, conversing with Mr. Allen
and other friends. The decision of the
court on the matter of ball was explained
to him, and he seemed to feel very badly
over the prospects of reconfinement. Later
he was taken to his cell again.
The loyalty of Mr. Allen to Attorney
Steeves is most marked. He has stuck lo
him through thick and thin. He was the
first man to respond when attorneys were
to be remunerated for a defense of Steeves
and the first to go on the bond for his
release from custody.
IN THE MUNICIPAL COURT
A "Wlfe-Threctener Fined Superin
tendent Mcllride Fined.
Eugene M. Richardson, charged with
threaten'ng to kill his wife, was fined $3
for assault and battery in Justice Gels
ler's court yesterday, and held In $100 to
keep the peace.
Conductor Kensher, of the Portland
Consolidated line, charged with assault
ing Philip Bertrand, was discharged. The
complaining witness failed to make out
any case against the defendant.
Superintendent Hugh McBrlde, of the
county poor farm, arrested on complaint
of Health Officer Goodman for violation
of the ordinance regarding securing per
mits for burial of dead bodies, was fined
510 in the municipal court yesterday. He
burled a pauper Chinaman on December
2S, and the day previous a man known
as John Buckley was also buried at the
expense of the county. In neither case
did McBrlde secure a burial permit, al
though he had been previously notified to
observe the law.
John Thompson, a morphine fiend, was
sent up for 36 days for roaming the
streets. The prisoner works on the sym
pathy of people by pretending to be a
mute, while gathering in a few dimes as
Dan Griffin, a stonecutter from Oregon
City, was fined $10 for street-roaming, and
on Monday will have an examination on
a charge of larceny by bailee. C. J.
Sprlker claims to have intrusted him with
a railway ticket, so as to have some bag
gage checked, but Griffin got drunk and
tried to sell the ticket.
THE-eOMOT A LOSER
so spsciAiwtusT nr $ics,ooo de
posit wrrifror.N-iv. l. t t. co.
'ImportaatlDeelsion by Judge Stearns
The WwstgApproach to- the Steel
BrlaJMpfay be Removed.
T ... &
In the .cage of Multnomah county vs.
the "Northwest Loan & Trust Company,
to recoyerUGS,000 tax money, deposited
by SheryJKelly, Judge Stearns yester
day decld!3,'that the county had no lien
or prefepence on the funds In the hands
of thfeSieeiver over the other creditors
or Tlepptprs. The attorneys for the
countjfcede this issue some time ago,
and sbirgSt to establish a preference to
the extent of the $16S,000 due, and to
plaxje a "lien for this amount on money,
noteshgnortgages and securities in the
handsof receiver Hartman. Judge
Steawijs.j in rendering his decision, said
it wagtbased on a decision of the supreme
courfiThe supreme court, in the case
of Muhlenberg vs. the Trust company,
afir&led from this court, held "that a
creditor could only have a preferred lien
ovtbther creditors on the assets of the
ban, where he distinctly traced and fol
lowed the property specifically, with the
property in the hands and in possession of
the-receiver, or In some substituted form,
where the trust funds were mixed with
Whe funds of the bank."
So the main question in this case was
'whether the county could trace any of Its
Tunas into anr nroDertv now In thp hands
?pf the receiver of the Northwest Loan
iOan & Trust Company. The supreme
ncourt having so held in the Muhlenberg
case, therefore, if the funds of the coun
ty had been paid out by the bank on its
debts and obligations, there could be no
lien upon the property remaining in the
hands of the receiver.
The court found that the funds of the
county were paid into the bank under
a general deposit, subject to check, be
tween April 7, 1893, and July 25, 1893; the
day the bank closed Its doors. On April
7, 1893, the bank had on hand, in cash.
of its own funds, $40,000. Between said
dates it collected, of its own loans, $106,
000, and loaned out, during the same pe
riod, $71,000. Of this $71,000 loaned. $46,000
was paid back and collected in by the
bank. The bank, during this time, paid
out $323,000, $287,003 of which went to its
depositors. Of this, $95,000 was the bank's
cash on hand, and, besides, $61,000 in
addition was money borrowed by the
bank, and these two sums, with the
$168,000 deposited by the sheriff, made up
the $325,000 paid out by. the bank. When
the bank closed, it had $856 in cash, and
there has come into the hands of the
receiver, in the shape of notes and se
curities, about $29,000, of money loaned
between April 7 and July 26, 1893. The
court finds that all of these amounts dur
ing this period were mingled 'and fused
together in one mass, and paid out gen
erally from the common fund on the ob
ligations of the bank, as above stated;
that it is impossible to determine from
the evidence whether any of the county
funds now remain in the hands of the re
ceK'er; In brief, that the county could not
trace or follow any of its funds into any
specific property in the hands of the
A late decision of the supreme court, in
Ferchen vs. Arndt, was quoted, where
the court said "But whether such owner
seeks to recover specific property, or to
create a lien upon a mass or fund, he
must trace such property and show that
It belongs to him, or that it is gone into
and then remains in the mass, which he
seeks to impress with a lien, or charge.
In such cases the question to be deter
mined always is, whether the trust prop
erty, or fund, or the proceeds thereof, is
traceable into any specific property or
fund. Before, therefore, one claiming to
be a trust creditor can be entitled to a
lien or preference, over other creditors,
he must make it appear that the fund
or property of the debtor, which he seeks
to effect with such lien or preference.
includes the trust property, or the pro
Judge Stearns held that the county
fund, or tax money, could not be traced,
and that the county was not entitled to a
preference over the other creditors.
Under this decision, Multnomah county
will have to collect its $163,000 tax money
from the Northwest Loan & Trust Com
pany from time to time, taking a per
centage as the bank pays It, along with
all of the other depositors.
WILLAMETTE IROX "WORKS WIX.
The Approach to Steel Bridge May
Have ty Come Down.
Yesterday a mandate was entered in
Judge Stearns court from the supreme
court, affirming Judge Stearns decision
In the case of the Willamette Iron works
vs. the Oregon Railway & Navigation
Company. The Willamette Iron works is
the owner of a block of ground at the
corner of Third and Gllsan streets, where
they have a boiler shop, and they value
the property at $175,000.
Some months ago the Willamette iron
works sued the Oregon Railway & Navi
gation Company, alleging that the steel
bridge approach, at Third and Glisan
streets, was a very serious detriment to
their property, as it obstructed both light
and air to their boiler-shop building. Fur
ther, it was claimed that the steel bridge
was in the street on Third street, run
ning to the outer curb of Glisan street,
and it also occupied nearly all of the
sidewalk on Third abutting their prop
erty, to their great damage. They alleged
that neither the act of the legislature of
1SS7, granting permission for construction
of the bridge, nor the ordinance of the
common council of the city of Portland of
the same year, granting right of way for
the bridge, empowered the Oregon Rail
way & Navigation Company to erect and
maintain the bridge in the street and to
cover the sidewalk with it.
Judge Stearns held,' after a full hearing
of the cause, that the position of the Wil
lamette iron works was well taken, and
that the approach to the bridge would
have to be removed and modified so as
not longer to operate to the serious detri
ment and loss of the property of the Wil
lamette Iron works.
The supreme court, in affirming the de
cision of Judge Stearns, provided further
that a temporary Injunction issue against
the Willamette iron works, restraining
them from interfering with the approach
to the bridge, until they and the Oregon
Railway & Navigation Company can get
together and determine. If possible, the
easement of the Willamette iron works
property in the premls-es.
The supreme court finds that the ap
proach must be torn down and removed,
as the Oregon Railway & Navigation Com
pany never acquired any right to the
street, but only used It because com
pelled to. there being at the time no other
way in which the landing could have been
The supreme court also finds that to
compel the removal of the approach at
once would inure to the detriment and
loss of the Oergon Railway & Navigation
Company, anc great Inconvenience of the
railroad and street-car lines and passen
gers crossing the bridge. Therefore a
temporary injunction Is to issue, so that
In the meantime the Willamette iron
works and the Oregon Railway & Naviga
tion Company may get together, and, by
condemnatory proceedings, adjust, if pos
sible, the loss to the property to the Wil
lamette iron works by the steel bridge of
the Oregon Railway & Navigation Com
pany. If the parties can settle their dif
ferences by the payment by the Oregon
Railway & Navigation Company to the
Willamette iron works of a sum of money
comDensatory for the damage sustained
by the latter, thisVwill Anally determine
the case. . .
The injunction will be dissolved, the
case will then be dismissed, and the ap
proach to the steel bridge will remain
where it Is. -
Cases "Reset for Trial.
Criminal cases which had to be post
poned for trial by reason of the time oc
cupied in the Kelly and Steeves cases
were yesterday reset by Judge Stephens,
as follows: ,
William Littschke. January 10: E. Kindt,
14th; Charles Herman, 11th; E. Brunke,
ISth; George Mayerle, 15th; H. J. Rice,
16th; Kl Wo, 17th; A. L. Britting, 21st;
Andrew Carlson 22d: John Snyder, 23d;
Fred Weatherford, 23th; Caspar Drelling,
24th; Matilda5hephard, 2Sth; Ella Maline
and William" Kramer. 29th; E. N. A
Downing, 31st; "Woo Suey, 31st
Frank Shaw was taken to the insane
asylum, last night, by Deputy Sheriff
Kelly, Dunne & Co. have sued G. W.
Cartwright, in the state circuit court, for
$131 37, for goods sold.
An order of default was yesterday
made in the case of Lizzie A. Kleinsmuth
vs. Elmer B. Kleinsmuth.
Suit has been filed by the Oregon Im
provement Company vs. W. T. Wallace, to
recover $169 6 for coal sold.
W. H. Grindstaff got judgment by de
fault in Judge Hurley's court yesterday
against E, A Hackett for $S3.
The bill of Sheriff Sears for the board
of prisoners in the county jail for the
month of December was $1239.
John B. Stetson & Co., a Pennsylvania
firm, has filed suit in the state circuit
court against Arthur Kohn, for $114, for
In Judge Hurley's court yesterday, T.
A. Garbade & Co. were awarded judg
ment by default against Harriet E. Men
denhall,. for $114.50.
R. J. Howard yesterday commenced
action in the state circuit court against
Matron & Stewart, to recover $2S6 for
wheat sold and delivered.
A decree was rendered by Judge Stearns
yesterday in the case of Court Mount
Hood, No. 460, A O. F. of America, vs.
J. H. Collier, foreclcsing a mortgage for
$350 upon lot 5, block 14, Cloverdale exten
sion No. 2.
Licenses to wed were issued yesterday
for Christian H. Kisley. aged 28, Christine
Jacobsen, 26; George Derwick, 29, Sadie
Savery, 20; Martin Buck. 32, Bracelln,
33; Edmund Anderson, 27, Tillie Johnson,
22; Robert Stewart 22, Minnie Weisen
The divorce case of Bertha Le Grande
vs. Frank Le Grande was tried yester
day before Judge Stearns, and was taken
under advisement The ground Is de
sertion and cruel treatment Le Grande
is alleged to have runriway with Stella
Zaronl, a variety actress.
The land suit of Emil and Simon Wald
man vs. Thomas Connell, Involving $3000,
was concluded yesterday before Judge
Hurley, and was taken under advise
ment. This trial has been on trial at
intervals for over one month past, and
has altogether consumed about 10 days'
EUGENE MEN MISSING.
Friends Anxious to Learn the Where
abouts of Bowcn and Randall.
Richard Bowen and James Randall,
who came here from Eugene last week
with the avowed jntention of purchasing
a steamer, are missing, and the police
have been called upon by Mrs. Bowen to
make a search for them, as she fears
both men have been drowned. Messrs.
Bowen and Randall were at the St.
Charles hotel last Sunday, Their bag
gage Is still there, but they have not put
in an appearance since Sunday, and they
left the hotel with" their room key3 in
their pockets. '
Proprietor Knovtf, cf the St "Charles,
is in receipt of abetter from Mrs. Bowen,
in which she statS'that her husband was
anxious to purchase either 'the Harvest
Moon or the Eaglelight The latter
steamer is what is" known as a "tramp"
boat, running on the Columbia, and oc
casionally putting in at Portland. A
short time ago she was sunk in the Co
lumbia, off Columbia slough, where she
now lies. Reports of the accident that
reached this city did not mention that
any lives were lost, but Mrs. Bowen evi
dently fears that her husband and Ran
dall were on the steamer. They were to
have left here in a small boat, in search
Detective San Sipimons, who has made
some Investigations in the matter, ex
presses the belief that the missing men
went in search of the Eaglelight, and
finding her sunk, are trying to raise her,
or that they are snowbound at some
point on the Columbia. The crippled con
dition of the telegraph and telephone
wires would render it impossible for them
to communicate with their friends, and
that is the reason, Detective Simmons
thinks, that no word of the absent men
has been received.
Chief of Police Minto has the matter
in hand, and will make a thorough search
for Bowen and Randall.
OREGON CITY SCHOOLS.
Professor Waddell Ih Professor Free
OREGON CITY. Jan. 5. Professor P.
M. Waddell, of Webster, Pa., has been
engaged by the school board to supersede
Professor L. A. Freeman as assistarifH
principal in the Barclay school. ""MP
Waddell taught in the schools of this city
three years ago, since which time he has
been in the East He will arrive here in a
few days, and, until he comes, a substi
tute will probably be employed. The
schools, will resume work next Monday,
after a vacation of two weeks.
An adjourned term of the circuit court,
to last two weeks, will begin Monday.
The new Baptist church will be dedicat
ed tomorrow morning, Rev. R. D. Grant,
of Portland, officiating. In the evening
the Rev. M L. Rugg, of Salem, will
A Lane County Mystery.
Several weeks ago a young woman,
about 20 years of age, got off the train
at Cottage Grove and went to the Sher
wood house, and in a few "hours she gave
birth to a child. The county judge was
informed of the matter, and as the woman
had no means, the county bore the ex
pense of her keeping. The judge, a few
days ago, learned that she was up and
around, and so he cut her off from county
aid. Now it is learned that a couple of
days ago she quietly left town, leaving
her child, a plump boy, behind, to be
cared for by more humane persons than
his mother. Where she has gone is not
known, as she gave no notice of her in
tended departure. The child Is now be
ing cared for by a kind lady in Cottage
Grove, and an effort will be made to
find some, one willing to adopt it Noth
ing is known of the woman.
DIAMONDS, WATCHES, JEWELRY
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L. C. HENRICHSEN, 149 FIRST STREET
STATE FRUIT TOPICS
BOARD OF KORTTCUI.TTrRE'S THIRD
Scope of the "Work Undertaken, and
Carried On in Orchard AVork,
Secretary Sargent of the state board of
horticulture, has received advance proofs
of the board's third biennial report
The work is not as large as some
reports, but the matter contained is of
great practical value to fruitgrowers, ac
tual and prospective. There are seeming
ly no visionary statements made, but
facts from the actual experience of the
members of the board and prominent
fruitgrowers from all parts of the state
The first thing of interest to the pub
lic is an itemized statement of the use
made of the state funds appropriated io
carry on the work of the board during
the last two years. This is followed by
reports of the officers, showing in a
brief way what has been attempted by
the various members, and pointing out
the ineffectiveness of the present law
under which the board Is working, and
the imperative need for stronger laws,
and especially for quarantine regulations.
Effective laws under which other boards
of horticulture are working are shown
in contrast to the present laws of this
The advance of horticulture in this state
and reasons for its further development
are clearly set forth. Statistics are given
snowing the amount of money actually
invested at the present time.
The work of he officers and members
as shown by their reports, has been along
the line of the most practical value to
the fruitgrowers. Much time more, in
some instances, than the remuneration re
ceived would warrant, has been spent in
the orchards in endeavoring to assist the
owners rh keeping under control the va
rious insect pests and fungi, and in im
parting information regarding the best
methods of caring for the orchards, hand
ling fruit, etc.
Many valuable experiments have been
made by the board in cross-fertilization
and pollination of fruit blossoms, and in
the evaporation of fruits. The latter is
of special value, showing as it does the
amount of evaporated fruit to the hun
dred pounds of green, the length of time
consumed, and the cost of evaporating
the fruit, the results of rapid or
slow evaporation. In the case of apples
and pears the report is especially interest
ing, giving figures which will enable the
grower to decide whether it 'is more profit
able to ship his fruit in the green state or
Extensive experiments have been made
to determine the true value of the snravs
recommended by the board, and conclu
sive evidence is given of their effective
ness. The reports of several commissioners
show the actual field work done by them,
and in one instance it is seen that in or
der to induce growers to properly spray
their traes, the commissioner bought at
his own expense and furnished the grow
ers spray pumps with which to spray
their trees and taught them how to mix
and apply the various washes. Two of
the commissioners instructed competent
men in the preparations of the sprays,
who were afterward employed by owners
of infected trees, who could not give
their personal attention to the matter, to
properly prune and spray their trees. The
value of spraying at the proper season
for the different pests is amply illustrated
in the report of the commissioner of the
first district by plates showing sprayed
and unsprayid fruit.
Much time and study has, been given ,by
the members and secretary to a few com
paratively new diseases affecting the ap
ples, pears, prunes and peaches, and
through their solicitation the government
sent its specialist in this line to investi
gate. Aside from the practical work done by
the board for the benefit of fruitgrowers,
much has been done toward preparing for
the work those about to engage in horti
culture. The different fruitgrowing districts are
described sufficiently to induce thorough
investigation before planting an orchard.
The requirements of the different varie
ties of fruit trees are pointed out, and the
necessity for selecting favorable localities
for the different kinds is shown. A fair
idea of the cost of an orchard in the dif
ferent parts of the state is given, based
upon the actual experience of reliable
A very interesting and instructive part
of the report relates to investigations
made in regard to the varieties of grapes
(especially American) which have proven
themselves perfectly adapted to the con
The broad, field open to the work of the
board is plainly shown by its attempt to
carry- on investigations of the various
tree diseases; the study of beneficial and
injurious insects; the importation, propa
gation and distribution of the former;
quarantining against infected fruit and
trees; furnishing general Information on
the above subjects, and collecting reliable
data showing the area suitable to fruit
culture on a commercial basis. Facts are
given illustrating the importance of the
industry to the state even at the present
time, and pointing out reasons why it
should reach wonderful ur'oDortions if
The ineffectiveness of the present law is
set forth. It is demonstrated that in or
der to bring Oregon to the front rank as
a fruit-producing state, laws must be
enacted that will give the board power to
keep out new pests and to compel own
ers of old, worthless, pest-ridden trees to
care for the same. The great danger of
importing other tree and vine diseases
that are not in the state at the present
time is shown by some very good half
tone plates illustrating the work of some
of them. Cuts are given of some of the
beneficial insects that are proving to be
of great help to the orchardists.
The appendix is given up to papers of
great value that were prepared especially
for it, and others that were read at dif
ferent meetings of the State Horticultur
The Commission Plan.
Dr. A Sharpies informs the Eugene
Guard that he has received a letter from
the St Paul commission firm to whom
he shipped the product of his dryer for
this season, some three carloads of prunes,
and that they report they have sold them
at a price which will net the growers only
about 3 cents per pound. The doctor
is quite wrathy. The firm led him to be
lieve, from fair samples he sent, that
from 7 to S cents per pound could be
netted for the entire lot of fruit The
Guard thinks it is a poor idea to ship any
product on commission to the East
$47,500 WORTH OF MEN'S
SUITS AND TROUSERS AT
COST OF MATERIALS
Those aro neither shoddy goods nor antiquated styles.
but are fashionable cloths and cuts, thoroughly
well made up to data in every respect
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Tliis Sale Is for a "Very Sliort
193-19S Third. Street, Corner Taylor.
17th ANNUAL CLEARANCE SALE
100-Piece Decorated Dinner Set 5300
117-Piece White Combination'Dinner Set ; 7 50
44-Piece Decorated Tea Set 2 40
10-Piece Decorated Chamber Set assorted colors 2 00
12-Plece Decorated Chamber Sets, assorted colors 4 50
ROGER BROS. 3S47 PLATED WARE
Tea Spoons, assorted patterns - $2 25 doz.
Table spoons, assorted patterns 4 50 doz.
Table Forks, assorted patterns 4 50 doz.
12 Plated Knives 323
Rich Cut Glass and Brlc-a-Brac Ware. Household novelties of later designs
and all useful. Granite ironware, tinware, woodenware. Lamps of all kinds and
All Oar Goods "Will Be Sold at .Clearance Sale
Prices During the 30 Days' Sale.
OLDS rSc SUMMERS, 159 AND 191 FIRST STREET
Every fur cape in the house reduqed, and sweeping1 reductions made In
the price of all our Furs. With the extra inducements we now offer, every one
desiring Furs should take advantage of this sale to purchase first-class goods.
In Alaska Sealskin Capes and Jackets to order, we are offering the great
est bargains ever offered by a first-class Fur manufacturer.
Extra inducements in prices on alterations and repairs; our exceptional
facilities for this class of work enable us to guarantee the style, fit and finish,
of garments which we remodel.
Mail orders receive prompt and careful attention. . -.. t
Send for illustrated catalogue.
The Heading pafriei?. Third and Hide Sts.
OF PRICES IN EVERY) '
We have purchased the stock and fix
tures of the Stork Pharmacy, corner of
Third and Stark streets.
It is our purpose to conduct this phar-
macy as a branch of our Pirst-and-Alder
street store, giving it our personal at
tention. The stock will be largely in
creased, and everything pertaining to a
first-class apothecary will be found at
"The Stork." We shall continue busi
ness at the "old stand," First and Alder
streets, as heretofore. Remember, we
have not moved, but just "spread out"
Come and see us at "The Stork," and at
First and Alder streets.
WOODARD, CIJARKE & CO.