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THE SUNDAYS" OREGONIAN. PORTLAND, JANUARY 7, 1900.
IVEY IS LIKELY TO GO
As a Courtesy He Is Permitted
to Explain Again.
VIOLATED 'ORDERS OF DEPARTMENT
His Friend Are Brlasrlnff Pressnre
to Bear to Have'"Hlin Retained
The Alaska jrodseibln.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 2. The Oregon
delegation lncongress is making a strong
effort to pave Collector Ivey, of Alaska,
retained." He has been given an oppor
tunity further to present bis case before
the treasury department, and, it is ex
pected, "will do so.
About a year ago Mr. Ivey was here,
and at the time there -was an understand
ing, according to the treasury department's
side of the story, that he was to follow
out -a certain policy of action. Among
other things, it is claimed, he was to make
Sitka his official headquarters, and re
During the past summer it was noted
that he had left for the interior, and the
treasury department people were offendeo.
very much. A special examiner or agent
was sent to Alaska to look after Ivey's
whereabouts and to investigate the exact
condition of his transactions. Previous
ly, however, the treasury department has
tried in vain to communicate with him,
and, failing, the department laid down tho
law in very plain language.
Before leaving for the interior of Alaska,
Mr. Ivey made certain recommendations
which the department questioned, and did
not approve of Ills action in several in
stances. The department side of the
story indicates, also, that Mr. Ivey was
to vacate the office If he was again guilty
of disobeying the orders uttered under
Treasurer Gage's assistants.
The examinations into Mr. Ivey's affairs
by special agents of the treasury depart
ment seemed to be In entire sympathy with
the adverse feeling emanating from head
quarters here. Therefore, so far as the
treasury department is concerned, Col
lector Ivey's lease of official life practically
ended some time ago.
But the president did not act hastily.
The Oregon senators, particularly Senator
McBndfe, took a hand in the matter, and
their intervention, or. to be more exact, the
intervention of Collector Ivey's friends,
resulted in the collector being ostensibly
ordered here. Officially, he was given an
opportunity to come on here, if he desired
to do 0.
That is about how the matter now
stands, and it may be added that there
are a large and eager lot of applicants for
the place. The salary is about $5000 a
year, and the work is nominal. Besides,
it is estimated that the opportunities for
seeking and finding gold are very inviting.
Indeed, were It not for the prospect of
making some good locations, it Is not be
lieved Collector Ivoy would have been so
willing to leave his post temporarily.
Such Is the treasury department view
of the matter, as expressed when tha in
vestigation wag in progress.
The Alaska Judgeship.
The Alaska judgeship is attracting fully
as much attention as the Alaska collector
ship. "Thirteen states are seeking the judge
ship appointment," Attorney - General
Griggs said today. "Each state has sev
eral good men, and a very vigorous cam.
paten. Is in progress. I do not, however,
anticipate that any action will be taken In
the piemlses lor at least a month; pos
sibly not for two or three months."
5Dhe attorney-general desires to first
learn what congress proposes to do about
TMviaing AlasKa into districts, The indi
cations are that two districts will be cre
ated; but, for the benefit of the members
of the bar of ihe Pacific coast, who ex
pect several districts, one at Cape Nome,
another at Circle City; still another at
St. Michael and two or more in South
eastern Alaska, it may be stated that tho
attorney-general does not look favorably
upon any proposition calling for more than
In this connection it may be stated that
Mr. Griggs Is very particular and decid
edly positive about what sort of a lawyer
shall be named judge of Alaska. He In
sists on a man of the highest ability ana
standing. He would not accept a man
who had made a failure of his profession,
and neither would ho recommend -to the
president a man who has not had large
experience. Not only does he want a
man who knows the law, but a man wno
Is capable of managing the legal depart
ment of the government for the district or
Alaska with credit to the administration.
"When a man is proposed for the Alassa
"bench the attorney-general looks up his
record through the district attorney of the
United States, located in the state where
the applicant resides. And it is fair to
assume, unless great political pressure Is
"brought, that Mr. Griggs will not recom
mend to the president a mere politician
for judge of Alaska. He does 3iot favor
a lawyer being Indorsed merely by poli
ticians and as a. mere politician. He Ce
sires the indorsements ofleading mem
hers of the bar, judges of the supreme
Story hy the President.
"This reminds me of a story," President
McKinley said to a member of the Pacific
coast delegation, when talking about ap
pointing a successor to Judge Johnson for
the Alaska district. His attention haa
"been called to the requirements Indicated
by Attorney-General Griggs, and no
seemed amused. With his palm upwara,
and holding his cigar betw een thumb and
index finger, the president placed his Ha
vana in his mouth, dTew a couple of times,
"blew out the smoke, and, with one knee
braced against the table, said:
"Senator Stanford came to President
Harrison to talk about the appointment of
-a federal judge. He made a recommen
tion and stated his case at length. Har
rison then told what &ort of a man ne
wanted. He explained that he must be
a fine lawyeT, that he must have ability
and know the law, etc, winding up wltn
the statement that he would be glad to ap
point such a man.
"It was Stanford's turn then. 'Well,'
he said, 'I like the qualities you propose
for the man who is to be appointed to this
judgeship, but I want to say, Mr. Presi
dent, if we ever find him I will hire -urn
myself. Via willing to pay J100.C00 a year
for the services of the lawyer possessing
the qualifications mentioned by you.' "
SKETCH OF JUDGE: HALE.
Applicant for the Appointment in
EUGENE, Or., Jan. 6. Judge W. C.
Hale, of Eugene, whose candidacy for the
United States district judgeship in Alaska
has just been announced, is one of the
best-known attorneys and jurists in Ore
gon, especially among the members of
his profession. "Very few of his friends,
however, knew that ht was a candidate
for the Alaska position. His application
for the Alaskan judgeship was made two
years ago, and was presented by the dele
gation with very strong indorsement. It
was Just a little too late to be of service
at that time, for the appointment of Judge
Johnson had been agrees upon. Then the
matter rested, but when It became known
that Judge Johnson would resign, the
friends of Judge Hale renewed and began
urging his old application fcr the place
His indorsements are of the strongest char
acter, and he has the hearty support of
a majority of the members of the congres
Judge Hale is a native Oregonlan, and
is very popular througnout the southern
and western parts of the state, where he
is best known. He resided in Klamath
county f6r 20 years, the last six years of
which he served as circuit judge of the
first district, and he declined renomlna
Gtan in 19S. He came to Eugene a few
months before the expiration of his last
term in the first district, and held court
for Judge Pullerton one term. His record
on the bench has been an excellent one,
and his decisions have been recognized
by the tiar as being- tempered, with Justice
and fairness to all parties, and always
based upon sound law, and when appealed
from were seldom reversed. He was born
In Linn county In May, 1S51, and has been
an earnest republican and active In state
politics for many years.
ALBANY, Or., Jan. 6. The announce
ment in today's Oregonlan of the recom
mendation of Judge W. C. Hale by the
Oregon delegation for the judgeship of
the Alaska district, was favorably re
ceived in Albany, where Judge Hale is
held In high esteem. Judge Hale's father
Is a resident of Albany, and he has lived
In this- vicinity since 1840, when he built
the first cabin ever erected in Linn coun
ty, on the Santlam, east of here. Theie
Judge Hale was born, May 18, 185L
CHEESE FACTORY FOR LOGAN.
Company Oru-nnlxed and Buildinjr to
Be Erected at Onee.
OREGON CITY, Jan. 6. A cheese fac
tory' company was formed at Logan yes
terday by Jacob Derrick, J. M. Tracy and
11 other farmers. Work will begin on
the structure at once. Mr. Schualley, an
experienced cheese manufacturer, will
have charge of the factory. A half-acre
of land has been purchased from Mr.
Thune, near the Logan postoffice. Tor a
factory site, and teams will begin hauling
the lumber Monday. This is the best
farming and dairying section of Clackamas
county, and the convenience to the Port
land market augurs well for the success
of the enterprise.
Jacob Huber, of the. same locality, has
also planned to start a cheese factory on
his own account.
The county board of commissioners ad
journed over until Monday to' appoint the
judges and clerks of election. The mat
ter has been in. dispute as to whether or
not the county judge, whose duties wero
circumscribed by an act of the last legis
lature, had authority to sit on the board
and take a hand'ln making the appoint
ments. The matter has been compromised
by the board and judge mutually agreeing
to confer together in appointing the elec
tion officers. This settlement of the mat
ter was hastened by the statement that the
malting of similar appointments in Mult
nomah county had been agreed to by tho
county judge and board of commissioners.
Separate company P. O. N. G., has unan
imously elected H. L. Kelly, jr., second
lieutenant, to succeed Adolph "Willey, who
resigned some time ago. The resignation
of Scott Godfrey, as first lieutenant, win
be handed in next Monday night. God
frey recently returned from a 90 days
leave of absence, and asked for another
leave of absence, but Captain Metzner re
fused to grant the request.
GAS IGNITED IN UNKNOWN MANNER.
Report of Coal-Mine Examiners as
to the Carbonado Accident.
OLYMPIA, "Wash., Jan. 6. The board of
coal-mine examiners today submitted a
report of their findings as to the cause of
the Carbonado disaster, to Governor Rog
ers. The report states In part:
"After having made a most careful and
conscientious examination of the mine, and
ascertaining from the mine officials and
others every Information oDtainable toward
arriving at a conclusion as to the origm
of the explosion and cause for such fatal
ity, it is the unanimous opinion of the
board that the origin of the explosion oc
curred by the Ignition of a small quantity
of gas In some manner unknown, the force
due. to this raising the dust which un
doubtedly was the principal factor In tho
The report to Governor Rogers was ac
companied with a true copy of the working
plan of the mine, showing: where the oper
ations were conaueteQ, with the points
where the bodies were found. The venti
lation Is pronounced to be very efficient,
and dimensions of the various air ways
ample to convey an abundance of air to
ventilate the mine properly.
DUNHAM FINDINGS APPROVED.
On Account of His Youth, However,
Governor Remits Fine.
SALEM, Or., Jan. 6. Governor Geer to
day approved the findings of the court
martial of Fred C. Dunham, of Portland.
The order of the governor is as follows:
"The proceedings and findings in the
case of Private Fred C. Dunham, com
pany G, Third regiment, Infantry, Oregon
National Guard, are hereby approved. I
am. satisfied, from an examination of the
law and precedents, the court has juris
diction of tho person of the accused, though
a miner, and of the offense charged, but
owing to his youth (though for no other
reason) the fine imposed is hereby remitted,
and he will be granted a discharge from
the service. T. T. GEER,
"Governor and Com.-ln-ChIef, O. N. G."
Paid to Kill the Coyotes.
FOREST GROVE, Or., Jan. 6 Edward
L. Naylor killed two large coyotes near
here "Wednesday. "What he will receive as
a bounty from the county, in addition to
that which the farmers living in the vicin
ity paid him, will net him $21.
Athena's building Improvements during
1SS9 are placed at ?30,0C0.
Sumpter's 13 saloons are estimated to
have taken In $6000 on Christmas.
Mrs. Mary Bartlemay died at Barton,
Clackamas county, last week, of con
sumption. Her age was 22.
Independence Issued warrants last year
to the amount of $2049 02, which was
?7C7 78 less than Its Income.
Independence has but two saloons, the
third declining to take out a license for
this year. A local paper says the city's
finances will miss the $400 license fee.
Two men from Wasco passed through
Grass Valley Tuesday morning with eight
bloodhounds on their way south, where
they hoped to capture a few coyotes.
Three of the hounds got poison In Grass
Valley, and one died.
At Dallas, the manufacture of a new
patent burial vault, said to be absolute
ly water-tight, is soon to be commenced.
When the wooden box decays, the casket
is left imbedded in a solid cement case,
with wails 3 Inches thick.
Mr. and Mrs. George Wells celebrated
their golden wedding at their home near
Buena Vista on Wednesday, January 3,
1900. All their children were present but
one. All the living grandchildren 19 In
number were also present.
Corvallls was scared Wednesday by the
report that a man with smallpox had
come to town. The fact was that Lin
coln Chambers, of Blodgett, who had
been convalescent for a month, had ar
rived. The mayor and marshal would not
let him remain, for fear of possible dan
ger, and he was returned to Blodgett in
From the Independence West Side: "The
publication of the delinquent tax roll for
1895, which covers a great deal of proper
ty In Polk county, has raised a peculiar
question. A great many persons hold re
ceipts against the property advertised.
They come before the sheriff and show
their receipts, and then claim damages
of the county for Injury to their credit on
account of advertising a delinquent tax
list, which had been paid."
From the Eugene Register: "J. M. Shelly
has received from Idaho a sample of what
is called corn wheat. It resembles a very
much elongated grain of wheat, and has
the combined taste of wheat and corn.
It Is claimed that corn wheat will out
yleld corn, and that It has wonderful fat
tening qualities, being pronounced just the
thing for cattle and hogs. It Is sown
the same as wheat and yields heavily.
Tho straw Is oily and makes fairly good
FREIGHTS TO THE ORRENT
LARGE IMTEBIOaSHIPPEB P1EASED
WITH PORTLAND'S FACILITIES.
No , Monopoly o Present Steamship
5 Xlne Efforts for Increaso of
Service in Good Faith.
PENDLETON, Or., Jan. 5. W. S. Byers,
of the Pendleton roller mills, referring to
a statement of an Aatoria paper, that
the Portland flouring mills held a monop
oly on space In steamers of O. B. & N.
lines to the Orient, refuted the Astoria
representations, and said: '
"It Is my understanding that T. B. "Wil
cox, acting for the Portland flouring mills-.
assisted In securing the steamers for ply
ing out of Portland, guaranteeing $50,000
to the Northern Pacicflc Steamship Com- i
pany, commonly called the O. R. & N.
line. This, in part, was the inducement
for the establishment of the line. Having
thus been instrumental In securing the line
and making this heavy guarantee, he and
his company naturally had the preference
In securing tonnage, and, In the few In
stances when room in tha ships was
scarce, I had difficulty In getting flour car
ried to the Orient. '
"Usually It has been comparatively easy
to obtain shlproom for Oriental shipments,
and, If I could have guaranteed the
freight, I could have been In a position
to come In for first room when the ships
"Regarding the Astoria reference to the
establishment of the line of steamers, let
It be understood that the O. R. &. N. line
is actually In operation, and is permanent.
In addition, our agents, T. M. Stevens &
Co., of Portland, and Hong Kong, secured
the nutting on of another line, whieh .Is
now running, one ship having gone, and
the other being now In Portland, loading
for the Orient. On this ship I have 5000
barrels, or 20,000 sacks, already billed for
"Apparently It was the Intention of the
Astoria paper to Injure Portland as a
wheat market, when It printed the Item
you have shown to me. It Is not true that
Portland has at any time paid less than
other north coast points for wheat, and
It Is not. In my opinion, true that there
Is any doubt as to the sincerity of Mr.
Wilcox In his efforts to secure more ships
to sail from Portland. And any prefer
ence Mt. Wilcox may have had is only
what was due him for the heavy guarantee
he gave the steamer line to Induce its es
tablishment" Mr. Byers Is one of the heaviest ship
pers of flour to the Orient on the entire,
.facinc slope. He has a 1000-barrel mill,
and has a regular export trade with Hong
Kong and other Oriental cities. He al
ways ships via Portland, when he can
secure shlproom for forwarding from that
port, and prefers to ship from there to
shipping from any other port on the coast.
At no time has he experienced difficulty In
getting room in vessels, excepting when
all shippers were short, and he was merely
suffering as others were. Regarding the
reported prospect for additional steamers,
through the effort of the Union Pacific
Company In the establishment of another
line, or the putting on of additional ships
for lines already running, Mr. Byers cred
its the parties active In the effort with
perfect sincerity. That they are making
bona fide efforts, he says, Is not to be
doubted. Every exporting miller on the
coast will welcome the additional ships as
sure to facilitate the shipment of coast
flour to the Orient.
"WILL BUILD A DRAWBRIDGE.
Benton County to Provide for Cross,
ins the Loner Tom River.
CORVALLIS. Or., Jan. 6. The county,
court has adopted plans for the construe-'
tlon of a drawbridge to replace the bridge
recently removed at the Bunday cross
ing of the Long Tom. Under this plan the
draw does not tilt or swing, as is often
the case with drawbridges. It simply runs
back horizontally on the apron of tho
structure, and Is known as the carrier
system. Before construction can begin
the approval of the plan must be secured
from the secretary of war, and this will
occasion a considerable delay. Bids for
this bridge w-re opened Thursday, on
other plans than the one adopted by the
The county court has contracted for the-
purchase of new filing cases for use In
preserving papers in the county clerk's
office. The cases are to be put In by a
Portland firm, and are to cost ?732. The
new furniture Is to be of steel, and will
occupy space in the fireproof vault ad
joining the clerk's office.
At yesterday's session the court made a
complete change In the boundaries of road
districts in the county. The election pre
cinct known as Lobster was added and
made a part of the Alsea precinct, reduc
ing the number of precincts in the county
from 16 to 15.
The road districts were formerly 44 In
number. Save In Monroe precinct, each
election precinct is now a road district.
In Monroe precinct there are two road
districts. The change reduces the number
of districts In the county to 1G, requiring
but 16 Instead of 44 road supervisors. The
change is made in accordance with the
requirements of the new law providing
for election of road supervisors. At the
February term road supervisors will be
appointed to serve until July, when their
successors, elected at the June election,
COUNTY COURT VIEWED A ROAD.
Fpur Actions Instituted to Reduco
Assessment of Land.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Jan. 6. Tho
time of the county commissioners, who
havo been in session since last Tuesday,
has been occupied chiefly with county
road petitions and other routine matters.
G. L. Spencer was granted a license to
sell liquors at La Center, "Wash., and
Grant Short was granted a similar license
to do business in "Washougal. Yesterday
the board made a personal examination
of the county road along the bank of the
Columbia river below this city, which has
been badly damaged In the past year by
In the superior court four actions have
been commenced against Clark county
asking for reduction of tax assessments,
which are alleged to be exorbitant The
plaintiffs are: B. F. Shaw, Andrew J.
Proebstel, Sisters of Charity of the House
of Providence, and L. M. Hidden, respect
ively. The lands upon which the assess
ments are sought to be reduced are In
each case located on tho Columbia river
bottom, the greater part being overflow
lands. In each cose It Is alleged that the
valuation placed upon the land for pur
poses of taxation Is greatly in excess of
their actual market value. High assess
ments have been for several years a com
mon complaint among property-owners in
this county, and In the event of these
cases resulting favorably to the plaintiffs,
It will doubtless result In the county
commissioners being called upon to defend
numerous other similar actions.
YANK PLACER MINE SOLD.
Inclndcs COO Acres Well-Watered
Ground Brought $10,000.
GRANT'S PASS, Or:, Jan. 6. The Yank
placer mine, owned by Jesse, Harry and
TV. T. Cope, was today sold for $10,000 to
John F. Wlckham, president of the Yank
Mining & Milling Company, now operat
ing on the celebrated Yank ledge. The
property Is located on Rogue river, 25
miles below Grant's Pass, and has a
frontage of one mile on the river. It
comprises 500 acres of good placer ground,
with a bank up to 60 feet It has five
miles of ditch and gcod water rights,
giving a gravity pressure of 250 to 900
feet The mine has been worked with
good returns for three years. The gravel
channel upon which It is located is nine
miles long, and Is being worked almost
its entire length. The Yank Mining &
Milling Company will need the property
fox mill site, buildings, lumber, etc, anfl
it will give easy access to their mine.
Messrs. -Cope will go to Santa Cruz for a
rest, and may try Josephine county again
in a short time.
(tnotolons of ailningr Stocks.
SPOKANE, Jan. a The closing- bids for min
ing stocks today wvre: "
Blacktail ,..i..SO 07
Morning Glory... ?0 05
Princess Maud ., 0
Palmer Mt. Tun. 20
Qullp .. li
Rambler Cariboo 52
Republic 1 03
Reservation .... 10
Rosaland GJant.. &
Tom Thumb .... 15
Mammoth ...... 1
Butte & Boston. 4Vh
Deer Trail No. 2 11
Evening Star .. 7
Gold Ledge 7-k
'Gulden Harvest. 2V4
Insurgent ...... 2
Iron iiaek SG
Jim Blaine 21
Lone Pine Surp. 17
Mountain Lion.. 00
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 6. The official cloe
ing quotations for mining-stocks today were:
Alta. $0 (MlLady Wash. Con. .0 02
Andes lljMeslcan 30
Belcher luiOcc.dental Con ... 17
Beet & Belcher. . . 230phlr 70
Bullion SiOverman 9
Caledonia 4G Potosl 21
cnaiienge con ... l Savage 0
Chollar It. Scorpion 2
Con. Cal. &.Ta.., 1 45
Sierra Nevada ... 43
Silver Hill 4
Standard 2 60
Union Con 26
Utah Con 4
Yellow Jacket 22
thrown Point . .
Gould & Curry. ..
Hade & Norcsoss..
KenMick .Con ....
NEW YORK Jan. C Mining stocks today
closed as followi:
Chollar ?0 14Ontario $7 35
Crown Point ..... 10 Ophlr 64
Con. Oal. & 7a..j 1 45lPlymouth 8
Dead-wood 50,Quicksller ....... 1 75
Gould & Curry... 18l do pref S 00
Hale & Norcross.. 35SIerra Nevada ... 41
Homestake 65 O0,Standard 2 40
Iron Silver 5-lrUnion Con 24
Mexican .28 Yellow Jacket .... 18
BOSTON, Jan. 6 Clcslng.quotattons:
Boston & MonL.$2 82 IParrott (ex-dlv.)SO 42&
Bute & Boat,... CO I
BIG CHINOOK SALMON WANTED.
London House Wishex It Frozen in a
Cnlie of Ice.
ASTORIA, Or., Jan. C S. Schmidt
& Co., the co3d-storage handlers of salmon
in this city, have received a novel order
from London, England. The firm of An
derson & Coltman, one of the largest deal
ers in food products of that city, wants a
Royal Chinook salmon, weighing 80 pounds
or more, frozen in a cake of ice, just as
it comes from the water. Tho purpose 13
to exhibit the fish at their place of busi
ness, and attract attention to it, so thar
the merits of the Columbia river salmon
may be practically demonstrated. Tne
cold-storage firm will freeze and ship tne
first large salmon that they get posses
sion of. .
"Paddy" Lynch, the sailor boarding-house-keeper,
returned on the steamer
Hassalo last night from a trip to Portland.
During the night some one opened the
window of his stateroom and abstracted
his trousers, which had ?1S0 in one of the
pockets. His coat, that was hanging on
an adjoining peg, which had over ?50O in
it, was not molested. There Is no clew
to the thief.
TRAFFIC THROUGH THE LOCKS.
Report lor Past Quarter Filed With
SALEM, Or., Jan. 6. Charles H. Cau
field, secretary of the Portland General
Electric Company, has filed the follow
ing report with the board of canal com
missioners of the state, showing the
amount of freight, and number of pas
sengers, steamboats, barges, etc., which
passed through the locks at "Willamette
falls for the quarter ended December 31,
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Ruth 63 643 35 6 51,9681813.25
Elmore 64 293 13 41 39,762 1189.75
Modoc 4G 298 19 2 35,040 845.50
Gypsy 52 263 10 3218,800 906.50
Pomona 7S 1643 41 32918,4001017.00
Altona 78 1536 37 22611,500 971.00
City "of Eugene 26 55 16 2 4,000 835.75
McMlnnville ... 6 16 106.00
Salem 10 .. -J-
The Eugene carried 75 cords of wood.
Hay Contract Filled.
FOREST GROVE, Ot Jan. 6. Senator
E. TV. Haines and M. H. Shipley, of this
place, finished yesterday the contract for
the 1500 tons of hay f urnisheri for shipment
to Manila. The sale of tnis hay and the
labor employed in handling It has dis
tributed in this vicinity ?20,0O0.
A large gathering attended the reception
given Surgeon E. M. Brown, of the "Wash
ington volunteers, at this place, in Marsh
hall last night. Dr. Brown's lecture bn
his trip to Manila was entertaining and
The five banks of Spokane distributed
550,000 in dividends at the beginning of
The Seattle public library contains over
20,000 volumes, 2000 of which have been
added In 1899.
The receipts of the Everett postoffice
for 1899 were 10,920 52. The city will soon
have the free-delivery system.
The monthly pay-roll In Tacoma indus
trial Institutions m 1899 was $280,0S0, and
the number of hands employed was592p.
Gold has been found In the black1 sHnd
on the shore of Port Townsend bay, hut
not in sufficient quantity to pay for pav
ing. L. C. Phillpps, of Port Townsend, has
mysteriously disappeared, and there Is
little doubt that he has committed sui
cide. Joseph Clyde and his son, oi Axford,
Chehalis county, felled a spruce tree near
there tho other day which measured 33
feet In circumference.
From the Tacoma public library 54521
books were loaned In December, more
than for any othea: month since the in
stitution was opened.
The Hoquiam TVashingtonlan got out
a very creditable illustrated edition Janu
ary 4, devoted to setting forth the inter
ests of Hoquiam and the Gray's harbor
A Vancouver girl died at the Chehalis
reform school. This Is the first death
among the female Inmates .recorded since
1S91, when the school was founded. ,Two
boys have died there.
The Spokane Spokesman-Review says
the liquor men have raised a fund of near
ly $25,000 to defeat Mayor Comstock and
his administration for their espousal of
the night-closing movement.
Superintendent Saylor, of the Spokane
schools, advocates Venetian blinds for
the windows of schoolhouses. In order that
the light may be properly regulated. An
experiment Is likely to be made in one of
the Spokane buildings.
A Skagit county lumberman recently
told a Post-Intelligencer reporter that the
government had placed an order for 1.000,-
000 feet of first-class fir, to oe used m
government work on the Upper Missis
sippi, and that this was the first order
of the kind that had been placed In the
state. The latter statement Is a mistake,
says the Cathlamet Gazette. Lewis coun
ty mills have cut a good many hundred
thousand feet for the Mississippi river
works, and during the past summer cut
1,000,060 feet for scows at St Louis.
President Graves expects an attendance
of 1000 at the state university with the
beginning of the new century, according
to the" Seattle Times. He said so in an
address to the students at chapel. "A
year ago," said the president, "when I
predicted an attendance of 500 by Janu
ary 1, 1900. the skeptics were not lack
ing. Today my expectations are realized
and surpassed. I feel safe In placing the
attendance at 1000 one yeaa: hence, and
1 anticipate a continued growth for this
university, In keeping with the marvelous
development of Seattle apd the state pf
TWO HELD f m BURGLARY
AltKESTEZD WTTIH THE STOLEN
PROPER-TV IN TEtEIR POSSESSION.
Both Pleaded Noifc Guilty, However
Burglar Outfit F bund Ticar Them
Other Offenses , in Northwest.
M'MINNVILLE, Ctr., Jan. 6. On yes
terday, two men ent ired the residence of
L. W. Hudson, nea:; Carlton, and stole
a suit of clothes, a rr nckintosh, a Spring
field rifle and other ai -tides. This morning
two men were arret tied near here awl
were arraigned before Judge Snyder. They
gave their names as .George Rogers and
Turner, and pleaded not guilty, but, as
the stolen, property w&a found In their
possession, they were bAund over in the
sum of SX) each,- in -default of which
they were sent to jail."
A burglar outfit and. c. set of skeleton
keys have since been found near where
they were arrested.
REQ,UISlTTION NOT HONORED.
Rogers Does Not Find. That the Arm
strong s "Were Fugitives.
SEATTLE, J. in. 6. Governor Rogers to
day refused to honor the requisition of
Governor Tanner, of Illinois, for the ex
tradition of "William Armstrong and his
alleged wife on a charg e of adultery. He
held that the papers did not show the de
fendants to be filgltlves, for the reason
that It appeared tbat their alleged crime
was known to the- Chicago authorities
months before they left Chicago, and no
effort was-made to prosecute them, and
that Armstrong h ad been In custody In
Seattle months bef ore he was arrested on
the adultery charg .
Armstrong was arrested in this state
last July on the c barge of conspiring to
defeat public justlc e In Chicago. At that
time the governor 1- onored the requisition
of Governor Tanner fc but Armstrong sued
out a writ of habeas ; corpus. He was sub
sequently ordered rr jleased by the supreme
court, and then th e effort was made to
extradite him on t he adultery charge.
CARRIED A COIfCEALED WEAPON.
Fined $50 lor It) Also Held to Cir
cuit Court lor Assault.
ALBANY, Jan. 6 r-D. Hedges, of Shel
burn, this morodng was fined $50 for car
rying a concealed weapon, and this after
noon was held for the circuit court under
$250 bonds for assault with a dangerous"!
weapon upon Conductor McErlane, of the
Corvallls & Eastern railroad. The trou
ble arose over thfe conductor requesting
tb& defendant to step Inside the car while
the- train was doinjg some switching.
J. TV. Thompson, the printer, arrested
for forgery, -yas this morning held for
the circuit coc.rt under $500 bonds, which
it Is thtoufjht -w 111 be furnished by wealthy
relatives in th East.
Waived Examination and Gave Bond
HILLS.?ORO, Or., Jan. 6. George R.
Bagley hats war red. examination and given
bond to appear before the circuit court
next spring. '.This is the case wherein
Bagley was brought back by his sureties
as administrator of the Sarah J. Mull
estate. The TbonxS'smen paid over $300 rep
resenting a sOiorii age of funds received, by
Bagley before he disappeared from Hllls
boro. AT THE AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE.
Report o the Nei v Building Improve
ments, With S tatement of Cost.
COR.VALLIS, Jan,. 6. The new building
Improvements at th e agricultural college
were made the subjt -ct of the final report
by the building committee at this -week's
meeting: of the boari' of resents. A.t the
special session of tt q legislature in 1S9S
an appropriation of .525,000 was made for
the construction oC a mechanical hall
building to replace a similar building de
stroyed by fire while the legislature was
In session. The conmlttee was able to
keep the cost of the iUructure within $289
of the amount provided by the appropria
tion. The excess oi tt'e cost over the ap
propriation has been paid out of other
funds of the Institution. The committee
In recapitulating the cost of the structure
sums up the following litems:
Original contract $19,213
Granite foundation .... 1,200
Cementing power-house 464
Architect's fees 1,544
Attorney's fees - 25
Demurrage exacted of cfxitractor. . . . 250
Actual cost - $25,289
The building is of stone, and is a very
The appropriation for the heating plant
was $19,363. From a central station it
serves the administration building, the
mechanical hall, the horticultural build
ing, the chemical laboratory and the
greenhouse. In the two months that It
has been in use It has answered every re
quirement. The contractors are under
heavy bonds, guaranteeing that lt will
maintain the temperature In all the build
ings at 70 deg. in zero weather. The com
mittee, in summing up Its cost, gives the
Original contract '15,"ii
Special contract 497
Superintendent's fees ESJ
Architect's fees 1.7S4
Demurrage required of contractor.. 395
Actual cost $18,713
DALLAS POSTAL RECEIPTS.
About .?400 Greater in 1SOO Than In
the Previous Year.
DALLAS, Jan. 6. Postmaster C. F. Belt
has furnished the following compara
tive statement of the receipts of his of
fice for the years of 1S98 and 1S99, as fol
lows: 1S9S. 1899.
First quarter 5 09989 $ SlO'lo
Second quarter I3f 20 740 72
Third quarter 65168 73156
Fourth quarter 730 50 826 S8
Total $2719 27 $3118 41
Increase " 399 14
Amount remitted to San Francisco,
1898 51261 81
Amount remitted to San Francisco,
1899 1560 OS
Increase, 1899 $298 20
FREE SILVER QUESTION SETTLED.
Debate at The Dalles Results In Crinie
Against White Metal.
THE DALLES, Jan. 6. The regular
meeting of the local debating club was
held last night In the council chambers.
The question for debate was "Resolved,
That free and unlimited coinage of silver
at 16 to 1 would be beneficial to the United
States." Dr. Sanders, F. Flood, J. Starr
and Rev. O. D. Taylor represented the
affirmative and Hugh Gourley, J. Starr
and D. P. Curtis argued for the nega
tive and won. The decision was not for
a moment in doubt, and It practically
settled the question for this locality.
BOWLING CONTEST AT ASTORIA.
Portland Wins One and Loses One
Game of a Series.
ASTORIA. Or., Jan. 6. The Big Four
and association championship tourna
ments were opened at the Astoria Foot
ball Club's alleys today. The champion
ship contest was bowled In the afternoon,
and the Blg-Four game in the evening.
The championship games saw some won
derful bowling by Richards, captain of the
Portland Y. M. C. A. team. His total for
the four games was 233, within a few
pins of the coast record. His scores were
13, 82, 74 and 35. Richard's 82 establishes
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NEW POLICY OF THE P.-I.
Mayor Humes Has Been Marked OH
In Favor of Will H. Parry.
SEATTLE, TVash., Jan. 3. (Letter In
Spokane Spokesman-Review.) The recent
change of ownership In the Post-Intelll-gencer
promises to be productive of a rev
olution In local republican politics. Those
who have watched politics in King county
f-r the past 10 or 12 years know that the
Post-Intelligencer and its satellites have
always dominated party affairs. The so
called "P.-L" ring has always controlled
republican conventions, and about nine
times out of ten has won at the polls, no
matter who was in charge of the paper.
Be it known, therefore, that Senator
John L. TVllson has given it out cold that
he owns a majority of the stock in tne
Post-Intelligencer. Thus far he has not
enlightened the public upon where he oD
talnptf the monev to buv a controlling In
terest In the papor. He simply says ho
owns it, and that is all there is to it.
He also says that Attorney E. C. Hughes.
. 33tl degree "Wilsonite, -will control the
local policy of the paper. Mr. Wilson and
Mr. Hughes are said to have a complete
Everybody knows that the Post-Intelll-gencer
under Its old management was de
cidedly against Mr. "Wilson and his aspi
rations. Anything that bore tho brand
of TVilsonlsm was a red rag to the Piper
brothers, who controlled the paper until
recently. As a result the Pipers gatherea
around them a following which was antag
onistic to "Wilson. The Pipers are about
to remove from Seattle, but the aforesaid
following Is afraid that the day of Its
doom has come. Senator TVllson is be
lieved to be a man of strong friendships
and of just as strong enmities.
The first victim booked for slaughter is
Thomas Jefferson Humes, at present may
or of Seattle. In an evil hour Mayor
Humes allowed his name to be used in
connection with the United States sen
atorship last year, and his following con
tributed no little part to the defeat of Mr.
"Wilson for that position. Mayor Humea
was "ace high" with the old management
of the paper, and as a result is not "deuce
high" with the new management.
The handwriting ocx the wall was not
plainer to Belshazsar of old than it is to
Mayor Humes right now. He realizes that
any hopes he may have entertained as to
re-election are vain, and, as a result, ne
has told his confidential friends that he
will not be a candidate for major this
coming spring. He apparently has awak
ened to a realization of the fact that It
his name Is permitted, to go before the
city convention the Po-yt-Intclligencer will
fight him tooth and nail, and will surely
accomplish his defeat.
Before the sale of the Post-Intelligencer
Judge Humes was generally believed to be
slated for a nomination for congress. He
hoped to have the powerful assistance ot
Levi Ankeny, and to be bac&cd up by the
Post-Intelligencer. Now It is. paid he views
the prospect of going back to this law prac- t
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"Will H. Parry, at present controller of
the city. Is said to be the candidate ot
the new bosses for mayor. Although he
gave a nominal support to Humes in tho
senatorial fight last winter, hp neverthe- !
less managed to retain the friendship of
the TVllson following. In addition to that
he has ever been a strong persons 1 friend
of ex-Governor McGraw, who stands very
close to the TVllson aggregation1. Mr.
Parry's administration of his present of
fice has given Infinite satisfaction to tne
business men, and he will undoubtedly
prove a strong candidate should ho bo
TYPHOID FEVER AT GRAND ItOKDE.
Four Indians Ilr.ve Died and Se-vesrnl
Are In Critical Condition.
DALLAS, Jan. 6. "Word comes from the
Grand Ronde Indian reservation that a
serious epidemic of typhoid fever is pre
vailing amoi g the Indians. Four have
already died and several others are in a
Toniiim Resljmed to Go to Klondike
SALEM, 'Or., Jan. 6.-At the meeting
of the board of school directors this even
ing, the resignation of Professor J. O.
Hall, principal of the Central school, was
accepted. Professor Hall will leave Mon
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was promoted to the position vacated Ly
Mrs. Dodd. It was decided to hold t' c
annual meeting of the district taxpayers
in the city hall, January 29.
M. Th. "Wisdom, of Portland, the newly
electecH secretary of the state agricultural
society, arrived in Salem today to talo
charge of his office. Mr. "Wisdom w.ll re
main h ?re a day or two.
New Oregon Incorporations.
SALE11, Or., Dec. 6. Articles of incor
poration have been filed with the secre
tary of s tate as follows:
Prospenne Mining Company, Cottage
Grove, by GUI Meadow, B. R. Job and
T. E. TVlUon. Capital stock, $100,000,
Dunleith Gold Mining Company, Sump
ter, by TV. P. Murray. Gay Reeder, Hen
derson Oroisard and Dudley P- Tyler. Cap
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Rock Creclk Si North Powder Irrigation
Company, Haker Cltyr by,. Roscoe F.
Oakes, Frank L. Moore, Nat Cooper and
P. Beach. Capital stock. 515,600.
The Crane Junk & Commission Com
pany, Portland, by M, L. Crane. J 1.
Brown and M. L. Nicholas. Capital stack,
"Western Concentrating Company, Por -land,
by Edmund Juessen. of Spokane,
and E. Cannon, TV. H. Hurlburt and R.
E. Moody, of Portland. Capital st ck,
Lawrence Creamery Association, Law
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J. H. Baughman and Edward Hjnes.
i Capital stock, $1600.
Hllgard, Granite & South-weirtaca Itatr-
road Company. Ia Crancta. by Kobeit
L Smith. J. M. Church, and J. 1L Bar.
Capital stock, $60,000. Object to build a
railroad from Hllgard, Unijon countj, to
1 Granite, Grant county.
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Independence TVest Side.
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Oregon, has Instituted a cabin at Lx
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