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THE SUNDAY OBEGONIAN, PORTLAND, FEBRUARY 4, 1900.
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LKWISTOX COMMEItCIAI. GLBB HAS
ADOPTED A MEMORIAL,
Portage at tbe Dalle Should Be Free
Velame o Traffic Affected
- " 'The Savins.
LEWISTON.Feb. 3. The Lewlston Com
surci&l Club is still at work on the sub
3ot of aa open river from the interior
to Pocttead. The chib has issued the fol
lowing memorial to representatives in
congress, commercial associations and, mu
"Replying to inquiries from Congress
atui Wilson, of Idaho, and others, as to
the position of the people of the. country
tributary to the Snake river waterway,
concerning the plan of opening the Co
lumbia river to navigation, we would call
year attention' to the fact that, on Sep
tember 6 last, the Lewlston Commercial
Ctafe invited your attention to a statement
by Captain "W. W. Harts, corps of engi
neers. United States army, recommending
the constraction of a free portage railway
around the dalles rapids in the Columbia
riven. "With that communication we also
-enclosed a copy of resolutions of this club.
Indorsing the memorials of the states of
"Washington, Oregon and Idaho, to the
congress of the United States, requesting
the opening of the Columbia and Snake
rivers to navigation. Since that time. Gen
eral "Wilson, chief of engineers, United
States army, has reported to the congress
that such free portage railway is the most
feasible means of overcoming the said
obstructions to navigation. Since that
date, too, a private or close corporation
ha begun the construction of a commer
cial portage railroad around the dalles;
but in the opinion of the people of the
Snake and Clearwater river valleys, gov
ernment control is essential to a proper
commercial benefit of these natural high
ways. 'Now, therefore, we again respectfully
urge upon jour attention the importance
tf government ownership of all improve
ments to and for the navigation of the
Columbia and Snake rivers, and urge ac
tion, fey the congress during Its present
eesstoa, te provide for the construction
of a temporary free portage railroad
around the dalles of the Columbia by the
United. States government; it being under
stoed that such free portage railroad shall
be bunt for the express use of and as a,
means toward the construction of a, shin
canal, with locks, through the dalles, and
that Its free use by the public la but a
tesaperary incident to the ultimate con
struction of such canal."
Appended to the memorial Is a. carefully
prepared statement of the freight traffic
of the Columbia river basin, which would
ha affected by the opening of the rivers
to navigation. An estimate is made that
the wheat shipped from the Columbia riv
er plateaus amounts to not less than 30,
090,090 bushels per annum. This includes
the product of the sections known as the
Big Bend, Pateuse, Potlatch, Camas Prai
rie, Horse Heaven, "Walla "Walla and the
Asotin, Garfield and Pendleton districts.
Only a portion of the land in these sev
eral districts is yet under cultivation, and
the yield will probably Increase with Im
proved transportation facilities some 50
per cent or more. The cattle shipments
& erage about 300,000 head annually; sheep
600,000 head, hogs 100,009. The total amount
of incoming merchandise freight is con
siderably above fiOO.OQO tons annually. In
a. tabular statement the show Ing la made
that eta incoming and outgoing freights
the resident of the Columbia basin, would
save $tMM,W0 every year by having an
WARRANTS GO TO DISCOUNT.
--Seat ef Decent Disclosures la Aci
Perces County, Idaho.
LEWISTON, Idaho, Feb. 3. Since the
examination of the books kept by cx
audltors of Nez Perces county has dis
closed a clerical laxity, the market price
of county warrants has. fallen from par
to 9ft cents. For years the warrants
have met with ready sale, because they
bore 7 per cent Interest, and w ere consid
ered to be safe investments. Now that
the validity of some of them has been
called ia question, they are no longer
looked, upon as a safe Investment. The
situation Is best stated in the w ords of E.
"W. Eaves, cashier of the First National
bank, of Lewi&ton, who said:
"Before there was any suspicion cast
to the validity of county warrants, they
wse taken at par by the banks. If the
bank needed money, it could always hy
pothecate the warrants and bridge over
an active demand for funds. "When money
became easy again, the bank could redeem.
the warrants, which were alwajs worth
their face value. An Irregularity in the
Issue of county warrants impairs the value
of all of them."
Nez Perces county is in a quagmire
of doubt and uncertainty. There does
not seem to be any question hut a. Shang
hai rooster could wade in ink and then
keep books as well as some of the records
have been kept in the oast. There seems
to be no evidence thus far that any ex
ofSeial ef Nez Perces county has deliber
ately made false entries. It Is conceded
that the danger ef bad bookkeeping,
forcefully shown by an expert examination
of the county books, will be beneficial. It
Will serve as a warning that public records
must be skillfully kept, even if it does
tie otter geed than to promote accuracy.
The state has Med a suit in the district
court fee Ada county against S. O. Tan
nahUI, ex-auditor and recorder of Near
Peeoes oeunjty, and his bondsmen, to re
cover the sum of $735 dae the state. The
claim fe for stenographer's fees on suits
filed ht the Nez Perces county court dur
ing Mr, Taaaahill's incumbency. The
account accumulated during the four years
of his administration. It seems that in
some cases the statutory fee was not col
lected by the clerk, but the state holds
him responsible for the entire amount, as
he had no authority to trust out any
amount due it. This is said to be the be
ginning of a great number of cases that
will be instituted if counties and county
officers do not square up delinquencies.
tAreajaeats ia the Case to De Heard
USVMSTON, Idaho, Feb. 3.Ex-County
Aueitor TansahW, charged with forgery,
was given a preliminary examination to
day ia probate court in a criminal action
alleging the duplication by forgery of a
warrant for $37 5. The prosecution Intro
duced the alleged forged warrant today.
and the argutoient was set for Tuesday,
without the defense offering testimony,
Bx-Auditor H. K. Barnett, the prede
cessor of T,anahlll, is a defendant in a
civ aettes. instituted by the county. Tan
aaMU. who is a democrat, claims ho is
the victim of a political persecution by the
local repuboeaa politicians.
FOR DURAMVS PAHDOX.
Application to the Governor in Fa--vor
ef the Portland Orjsran Man.
SALBSf. Or., Feb. 3. A numerously
elg4. pettttea for the pardon of Ezra
Duraad, the fermer Portland organ dealer,
who te wder & 12-year sentence for for
gery, -was presented to Governor Gecr to
day Among the signers of the petition
were: J C. McGrew, George F. Lent
R. A. FuBJae, Roscoe R, Morrill, Daniel
W Wetner. W. A. Hathaway. C. H.
Thompson, A. W. StowcH. R. O. Wood- f
ward and A. E. Woodward, each of whom
accompanied Me signature with tha words,
"one of the iejwed"; Alex Sweek, "at
torae) for several creditors"; "William
Wadhamc and Circuit Judge A, F. Sears.
The ertae for wMch Durand Is bow serv
ing seateaee wss committed In Portland in
UK. To ,void arrest he fled the state,
3ng-flrsfr to Hexice- and thence- to- Mleh.
Igan, where he was captUrL At the
time, of his arrest ha declared that he was
endeavoring to earn enough money to
pay hi debts in Portland- In the latter
part of March he was tried and convicted
before the late Judge Stephens, and on
the 1st of April following he was sen
tenced to 12 years in the penitentiary.
Durand has passed his 67th year. His
health has. been undermined, by worry,
and the petitioners think he should be.
pardoned. Ha joemmltted forgery, they,
say. not tp enrldfa, himself, but to pay his-
debts,. and they-believe the sentence lm- J
Ijuscu. w excessive.
THAT FIVE-MILL TAX.
Clatsop Coanty Commissioners Have
Difficulty in Dccldlns It.
ASTORIA, Feb. 3 The county court,
which has been in session: during the past
few days for the purpose of deciding on
the petition for a special levy of 5 mills
annually for a- period of four years, ta.
construct three main roads leading from
the city to the different parts of the coun
ty .adjourned this evening until Tuesday
without taking action in the matter. THa
petition has over 2000 signers, but many
of the names are being thrown out of per
sons who did not vote at the last county
election. It now appears doubtful if the
petition, will carry.
A movement is on foot in this city to
hold a pro-Boer meeting in the near fu
ture. A committee of sympathizers with
the South African republics has charge
of the movement, and expects to hold the
meeting next week.
The Columbia Electrical & Repair Com
pare of this city, has received a contract
to wire all the new buildings lately erect
ed, for the government at Fort Stevens.
It Is the intention to light the entire bar
racks with electricity from power fur
nished by the present power plant.
PROFIT IN SCALP BOUNTIES.
Many Claims From Harney County
Others Active Also.
SALEM, Or., Feb. 3. Four certificates
for 450 scalp bounties, aggregating 5900,
were presented to Secretary of State Dun
bar this afternoon. All the certificates
came from Burns, Harney county, and
were held by H. M. Horton, three on as
signed claims nd one in his own name,
The total amount claimed by Mr. Horton
exceeds the sum that Marlon and Multno
mah counties together would ordinarily
pay in a whole year.
So far this year, State Treasurer Mooro
has Issued warrants for 258 scalp bounty
certificates, making the expenditures of
the state for bounty nearly $3100. Several
counties have made Immense bounty re
turns, but the one In which the greatest
expense lies Is Harney. That county has;
returned fle or six claims, each of wnlch.
HEAD WAS CUT OFF.
Man Killed by O. R. & N. Train. Neat
LA GRANDE, Or-. Feb. 3.-nJohn Hack
erty, an Englishman, was killed above
Hilgaxd at 6;30 this morning by the No. 1
train. His head was severed from hla
body, and the trunk was horribly man
gled. He was identified by a letter writ
ten by his brother, S. Hackerty, from. Nel
son, B. C, to John HacKerty, IeadvUlet
Colo. Hackerty was In La Grande last
evening, and was evidently beating; his
way to Pendleton.
Want Executions at Penitentiary.
DALLAS, Feb. 3. The sentiment of th'3
community is in favor of hanging at the
penitentiary, all convicted murderers- ta
be sent there for execution. Every crack
and crevice about the stockade where
Magers was hanged yesterday was at a;
premium, and was held exclusively by
bpys of a class likely to be influenced by
scenes of this kind. i
For a Prnpesrowen' Union.
CORVALLIS, Or., Feb. 3 A call has
been issued from the convention of fruitgrowers-
for a meeting of prunegrowers In
Portland March 7 and 8, for the purpose of
forming a union.
Many prospectors are in the Grant coun
Lane county's populist central committee
will meet at Eugene the 10th lnst
Henry Vinson, of Langell valley, recent
ly made a sale of $3000 worth of mules.
Baker City's common council has decided
to use steel pipe for its new water sys
Property-owners in Lane county will pay
$150 less per $1000 this year than last in
Mrs. C. W. Stokes died of consumption
at the home of her mother, Mrs. Slater, in
Moro, last week.
Editor Irvine, of the Corvallls Times,
Is In San Francisco. His eyes will be
treated by specialists.
The Gervais public school building is de
scribed 5y the Star as "palntless, cheer
less and largely wlndowless."
Mrs. Jonathan Vincent died at her home
at Zlon, in Lane county, January 3L Tho
lady had long been an invalid.
The" Polk county goat show, to be held
at Dallas February 24, promises to afford
a large and Interesting display.
The body of a mine cook, whose name
was King, was found near Gelser on the
1st He is thought to have been drunk
and to have died from exposure.
A large panther, measuring 7 feet 10
inches, was killed last week near Elkhorn
by Albert Gould. The panther was In a
tree, and Gould shot him with a revolver.
A sheep fancier at Alrlle recently closed
a contract to sell all this season's buck
lambs at $S. a head, and Immediately one
of his prize ewes presented him with four
lambs, all "bucks.
A mining convention, to be held In
Baker City next June, has been proposed,
and the O. R. & N. Co., through its in
dustrial agent R. C. Judson, has prom
ised to give. It aid.
A Grant county man named McBean has
seen the frame of his barfi "razed" three
times once by fire, twice by high winds.
It has been raised again, and he hopes
to get it completed this time.
A citizen of WUbur claims to have de
veloped a new variety of prune, larger
than the Silver, but said to resemble the
Italian in flavor, though sweeter It is
said that 11 of them (selected) weigh a
John S. Bays, the contractor on the
Mohawk branch of the Southern Pacific,
has about 150 men at work grading, doing
rock work and clearing right of way.
Work will spon commence on the bridge
across the McKcnzle.
Tho Dayton Journal says, that J. B. Mel
lott of that town, has a wooden clock
over 100 years old. It runs- and keeps ac
curate time. It belonged to- Mr. Mellott's
grandfather, who came from France with
La Fayette during the Revolutionary war,
and bought the clock after the close of the
Farmers who have been In Pendleton
since the Tecent cold nights tell the Re
publican that so far the wheat has not
been damaged to any great extent Some
of the volunteer wheat that had begun to
Joint has probably been killed, but all of
the fall sowing appears to be as. thrifty
and green as It was two weeks ago.
Residents of Camas valley, Douglas
county, are reported by a correspondent
or too JttoseDurg .rtamaeaier to be in deep
regret over the departure of one of their
citizens, "who has always taken a very
prominent part ia educational matters,
having spent much time In improving the
school grounds with a new fence."
Robert Dillingham, who left La Grande
before Christmas to go to Eureka Springs,
Ark., to see a dying father, was after
ward reported to have taken smallpox him
self and died in a peethouse. New it Is
thought he was murdered by his negro
nurse, and the matter te undergoing m-
He had a, gold watch and
1 considerable money.
yUiIi SOON BE BEST WyESTOCK
FOR, THE FARMER.
Opinion of "Veteran Horaelireeder
and Dealer Good Ranee Animals
TVHtf'Brlner SlOO 'Each.
ONTARIO, Or., Feb. 2. James Lackey,
general manager of the great horse
breeding: company of Omaha known as
the "N. G." brand, Is authority for the
statement that the horse Is destined with
in a few years- to be the best property in
the stock line In the- United States. Mr.
Lackey has had headquarters here at On
tario for several years, during which time
the surrounding ranges have been lined
-with his horses, and his prophecy Is drawn
from his experience. He has seen the
friend of man sell for $50 per head on
the- range, and he, has seen him go in--
great-bands at $5 per head, to say nothing
of the lower gradesr that could not be
sold at any price. He has seen the sheep
man and tha cattle-owner go about the
country with Winchesters scattering; the
skeletons of horses, here and there
throughout large districts. He. has seen
them left to starve in deep snows In the
mountains. He has seen, them degraded
so thoroughly throughout the East that
railroad companies required the prepay
ment of. freight charges before tiiey
would receive them for shipment. HO
has seen them taken up as strays in the
towns and villages where they would not
bring $1 per head when sold under the
"These things," says Mr. Lackey, "are
now matters of the- pasti The comlngr
season will find the horse market steath
ily on the Increase, and he who has a good
animal for sale will get the best price of
many years, and each succeeding year will
bring it higher, until within a few years
a good 1200 to 1500-pound range horse will
bring $100 In tho leading pens here in the
"West This wiir be the natural outcome
of former treatment of the horse. The
market has been beaten down so low in
the horse-using districts of the country
that he would not bring enoughta pay"
"People are beginning to come to their
senses in a great many ways on the bl-cycle-horse-moblle
subject. Tho affection
for the horse may be clouded for while
by the new paint on a bicycler or auto
mobile, but this thing will not last always.
It is not the white man's burden that Is
carried by these machines and vehicles,
but it 13 the ease of the human family
that they are asked to shoulder, while
the old stand-by, the horse, has always
been asked to do the tilling of the ground,
the rushing over hill and plain for the
doctor, or carrying Its riders away from
danger- or- on the hot trail of pursuit He
draws the load of supplies up the mount
taln-slde to open the way for railroads
and mines. He carries his owner through
tha sagebrush in the- desert, where It af-
terwards blossoms like the rose. The
horse Is going to be worth something In
the coming years. Tou will not again for
a quarter of a century be able to get him
for the prices of last year.
"In the year of 1899 many large herds
of horses were trailed from the Oregon
and Idaho ranges to the Eastern mar
kets, but all such trailing Is fraught with
many mishaps and evils The country la
being fast closed In with barbed wire
fences throughout "Western Nebraska and
Colorado and Into "Wyoming, and these
wire fences are death to the wild horse.
"When one animal gets a taste of it It Is
next to Impossible to prevent a stam
pede of the entire band, and when this
occurs the damage is tremendous It Is
only to save rail transportation that trail
ing is done, and it Is only when the? very
best otluck is had that one can afford to
"Some men are arranging to experiment
.With . the rnuje It does not take any
longer to raise a' mule to be three- years
old than to raise a horse U be that old,
and heretofore tha mule has brought the
better price This move will be of benefit
to the horse-ral3er.""
FIRST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Committee to Meet February 15 In
Portland Marlon Republicans.
SALEM, Feb. 3. Chairman R. J. Hen
dricks, of the republican congressional
committee, first district has issued a -call
for a meeting of the committee, to be
held in room 21& Oregonian building.
Portland, February 15 at 10 A. M., to de
termine the tune and. place for holding
the congressional convention.
As chairman of the republican county
central committee, Mr. Hendricks has call
ed a meeting of that body- for Saturday
February 24, at 1 P. M. The meeting-will be
held in the Hotel Willamette) and the
object will be to fix dates for the pri
maries and the county convention.
Unionists of Washington. County.
HDLLSBORO, Or., Feb. 3. In response to
a call by the union executive committeo,
eery precinct in the- county, save ones
was represented in a meeting held In this
city this afternoon for the purpose oi
opening the 1900 campaign. The meeting
was compo-ecl of silver republicans, popu
lists and democrats. It was unanimously
decided to work for union of all the silver
and reform parties, to organize union
clubs In each precinct, and to hold a mass
county convention to nominate a county
and legislative ticket While no date was
set, the sentiment seemed to be for an
early convention and a thorough canvass.
Hlllaboro Republican Clnu..
HIIiLSBORO. Qiu. Feb. 3. The HIlls
boro Republican Club this evening elected,
officers as follows:
President B. B. Tongue; vice-presidents;
W. V. Wiley, J: A. Thornburg and John
R. "Wl'Hs; secretary and treasurer, E. It
HORTICOETDRAIj SOCIETY ELECTION
First Anxraal Report Will Soon Be
CORVALLIS, Feb. 3 The State Horti
cultural Society, holding Its annual meet
ing in connection -with the fruitgrowers'
t convention:, yesterday- elected the follow
President, Dr. G. R. Cardwell; vice
presidents, William Galloway and H.M,
Williamson; secretary and treasurer. B
R. Lake; third member finance commit
tee, Albert Brownell.
The outlook for the active membership
is brighter than for several years past.
In a short time the society will Issue
Its first annual report, under tho auspices
ot state legislation. To- all paid-up mem.'
bers of the society this report will be
promptly forwarded upon publication; to
others, postage and cost for wrapping will
be required Requests for copies should
be sent to tha secretary. E. R. Lake. Cor
allis. The officers of the society will select
the- place and set the date for the mid
summer meeting, when the. invitations;
from the arJous societies shall have been
received and considered. The midsummer
meeting of the society is its important edu
cational session, and heretofore has been
largely sought by the various fruit sec
tions of the state.
PROPOSED LAKE COVNTT ItOJUJi
Viewers Hare Gone Over the Route
Penctratei Good Country.
LAKEVIEW, Or., Jab. 31-:Lakeview,&
town recorder, Charles Umbach, has re
turned from tho extreme north end of
Lake county, where he assisted in viewing
the Catlow valley road recently ordered
viewed by the county court. The road
begins, at W. R. Bond's place, in Warner
valley, and runs a little easterly of north,
through the rim-rocks and across deserts,
23 miles to the boundary line, between
Lake and Harney counties; The toad
terminates near Rock creek sink, in the
This stream, which. Cows swiftly for
long distance; disappears-suddenly In the,
sands oi the desert. .But arounu tnis
"sink" lives as prosperous a lot of small
ranchers as exist anywhere in Oregon.
The tends about the "sink" for miles are
fertile, and the natural pasture-keeps their
stock rolling fat, winter and summer,
The viewers report having seen hun
dreds of antelope, and frequently as many
as -SO in a drove.
Indorses Quarantine Bill Noir Bcforc-
Congreis Papers Presented.
CORVALLIS. Or., Feb. 3. The women
of the faculty of the agricultural college,
gave a delightful reception at the close
of the- fruitgrowers' meeting, last night.
Refreshments- were, served, and it was
made the occasion of much enjoyment.
Among- the last acts of the convention
was the hejfrty indorsement of. the pro-,
posed national law for quarantining
against the. importation of infected plants,
trees, fruits, etc., that Is now before, con
gress. Important subjects presented- at tho
meeting aside from those hitherto reported
were the address, on "Foreign Fruit Mar
kets," Henry E Dosch; "How to Predict
jOccurrences, of Fost and Present Injury
to Orchards Therefrom," by Dr. A. Sharp-,
les; "Evaporation," by W K, Allen;
"Fruit Products and Their Make-Up," by
Professor G. TV. Shaw: "Interest of the
Fruitgrower in Pjare-Faod. Laws, by H.
M. "Williamson; "Education for Horticul
turists," by Hon J. E. Baker; "Market
ing Fruit," by J. T. Bnimfleld; "Co-op
Iteration in. Marketing of Fruit," by Albert
Ojrownell; "Apple Canker," by Processor
A. B. cordley; "M'stakes in Pruning1 by
L. T. Reynolds; "The Finished PxpducJ."
by C. A. Tonneson.
Ne.iv Oregon Incorporations.
SALEM, O., Feb, 2. Articles of incor
poration have been filed In the office of
the secretary of sjtate as follows:
Woodard; Wagon Road Company, Elgin
by Henry Rlnehart, S. S. Rlnehart and
Charles A, Mjeps; capital stock, $5000.
Granite Gold Mining & Milling Com
pany, Baker City; by John R. Burns.
John Llegweln.. "WillUim 0Donnell, Joseph,
naanauaas ana unanes a: iiyaet capital
Real Estate Investors Association, Port
land; by Charles E. Ladd, J. Frank. "W-atA
son and H. L. Ptttock; capital stock, $25,
000. Silver State Minlngr&i Milling; Company
Surapter; by Edward, J. Dwyer, Taylor
Althouse and Homer H. Frits; capital
Sumpter Commercial Company, Sumpterj
by H. H Fritz, E, J. Dwyer and Frederia
Ritchie; capjtal stock, $5000.
Sumpter & Eastern Oregon Transporta
tion Company. Sumoter: by Thomas Mc-
Ewen, Minnie MoEwen. F. "W, Vogler and
C. G. Graham; capital stock, $10,000.
Ophlr Gold Mining Company, The
Dalles; by G. T. Parr Fjank Menefee,
H. H. RldfleH. D. S. Dufur, A. A. Jayne
and J. A. Gelsendorffer; capital stock,
Oregon Exploration Development
Company, Ltd , Portland by J. H. Mar
shall, S. J. Barber- and Ernest BarWn;
capital stock, $100,000; object, mining and
The Johnspn-OUphant Company, Port
land; by D. D. OUphant. Alex Thomson
and; M. G. Munly; capital stock, $10,000;
object to engage In the merchandise and
La- Grande Masonic Building Associa
tion, La. Grande; by J. M. Church, F. S.
Stanley and J: M. Berry; capital stock,
$12,000; object, to- purchase ground upon
which to erect a Masonic temple.
Granite Publishing. Company, Granite,
Grant county; by F. G, Hull, BS B, "Wilcox
and N. A. Davis, of Umatilla county;
capital stock, $3000.
Terrace Heights Real Estate Company;
Portland; by Edward Cooklnghaml Charles
F. Beebe and J. Frank Watson; capital
, QttOt'ationa, of Mining: Stocks.
SPQKANEFeh. 3 The clgslng bids for raln
lnp stocks today werei
Blacktail , $0 09 IMornlnff Glory...$0 03
Butte & Barton . 3. jMorrlaia
3 iprhrasa Maud.SO OOW
Ier Trail No X
Evening Star ..
Jim Blnlne ......
Iae Jlne Surp.
KamBier CariDoo 49
Reservation ..... 93a.
suiuvan ........ sft
Irom Thumb 16.
If 840 A1IO
14. (Mpuatala Lion,,
SAtf FRANCISCO, Feb. SThe MBelal clos
ing quotations for- mInmg56toclc8 today were:
.AUa S0 021Mexfcan 80 31
Anoem..... . OtQcoMjuual Con ... li-
Belcber ziivpnir1 70
Beat & Belphor... 2JiOuenan .......... S
Bunion 4Potcel 27
Caledonia ........ &0Sav&e 13'
CballeroXon .... 19iSQ0ru$on 2
ChoUar 23,SeK. Belcher 2
Con. Cal.-&-Vav.. 1 4oiStec?ard 2 m
fTmil Carrv 2&77tnh Con 4
flUaUce iryello Jacket..... li
u&uy wtiftu. vtui.
NSV7 YORK. Feb, a-dtlnlne stocks, today
closed, aa follo?n;
ChoH&r $O20lOtttarIo .....$8425-
jCrown Point ....... 10
Con. Cal & Ta... 1 40
uouia & uurryj.. su
Halo &. Noccrosa.. 23
Hoir.stake .....55 00
do pref .......... 7 50
Sierra, Nevada. ... 28
Standard 2 60
Iron. Silver ...... C8
union con 'JA
BOSTOJIj Feb. 5f Cloelns quotation,
Boston & ilQnt-..S3LTlEarrotv
Buuo-&i Boston. 51
Race to Flit? on Timber Lands
LAKEVIEW, Qn, Jan. 3L Twa Umber I-
land parties have arrived here, after a"
neckrand-neck. race from Klamath Falls,
and. filed, on seven tracts of timber land
about 10 miles west from Klamath Falls,
and near Buck; lake. One of the parties
was from. California, and. got 12 hours ths
start of the other, which, was an Oregon,
party, but the latter won with flying,
colors. The Oregon party consisted o
H. H. "Van "Valkenberg and wife; R. H.
McHmoll and Mrs, K. Taylor, all of Klam
ath. Falls. The California party consisted
of J". Hay worth and Mike Gillls, of Pecard,
Cal;, and: Andrew1 McKee, of Ruby, Cal.
The California party had seen the Ore
gon party surveying; the lands, and. started 4
out co oeau tnem on, out me- uregon
people got wind of their purpose 12 hours
later, and, although composed half of
vfomen, by traveling day and night and
making & dash this? morning passed them
and were first to arrive at the land office
T-hey report other parties on the road. The
excitement over timber lands now re-sembles-
that.of a gold stampede.
'Insurance Companies Pay.
SALEM, Or., Feb. 3. Insurance compa
nies today begais to pay the 2- per cent
tax upon their net .business for 18S?. The
names-of-the companies, receipts and. tax
jare as follows:
'Metropolitan PJate: Glass
insurance uo...t - zta i o 11
Hartford Steam Boiler Inspecting-
So Insurance Co. 1,829 35 36 58
Co... 9.06T9L 181 2
Travelers' Insurance- Go.
accident and. life 6:320 53 10a 41.
Mej ;ZeaEaact Fica Insur-
r 'ance, Co.... t v. 0.251 S& 40 50
Agricultural Sxiclety Meet r.
SALEM, Or., Efeb. 3. At tho annual
'meeting, off the Second: Southern Orego
nian Agricultural Society, held, at Roso
buijg; J C Ai8B ot Roseburg, and. P. B.
Beckley, of Ashland, ware recommended
for, appointment as members'' of the so
ciety. N. C. London was re-elected, as
Bankrupt Store Sold.
VANCOUVER. Wash. Feb. 3. The gro
cery stock and; fixtures of A. J. Boehmer,
bankrupt, were sold today by the recelyer,
James Pi Stapletqn. The stock, waa -old,
to Glenn N. Ranck, the fixtures to A. L.
Johnson, and the accounts to C. Bowles.
Another Salt for Divorce.
HILLSBORO. Or.. Feb, 3. LiUie Meyer.
c!f Cornelius wh was. lafc weefc denied J
j-A Jk yr JZaiJilBPli ft
dealers in Portland receive or sell as many wheels
l tll'l III
ity of our wheels. Other dealers who stop selling
chase and ride Ramblers.
o.,$29 $25 $30
VeseHforcash.ornlnstoHmens; take any old whccUIn trade, SgM scqood-hand bicycles, of
aihmakesiatsanyjQld'prlc. to suit the customer' We carry the largest stock of suodoes and'paj o
anydeajer.on tho coast Largest repair shop and enamel plant in Portland. Qtd wheels reaoQeo,
at cost to us.
105-111 Sixth St.
SPOKANE SETTLE TAMi
a divorce, has filed another suit against
Lewis Meyer. The plaintiff alleges that
the defendant did not furnish her with
the necessaries of. life, and she purposes
to prove this by the defendant's admis
sion at the former trial.
Transfer of a Sam 11.
CHE.HALIS, Wash., Feb. 3. The- Cop
nine sawmill, at Tenlno; was sold yester
day to the Douglass Lumber Company ,
of'Chehalls, the members of the company
consisting of L, H Miller and Mrs. H.
J. Millar. The firm recently purchased ,
the timber on the Hogdgen donation claim j
ar mile from Tenino, and. the- mill will be
"Immediately moyeA to the new site and put I
in operation. It has a capacity Qf aoout
18,000 feet per day,
The sale of 40.000 acres of land in east
ern BewJs county, belonging to the Tower
estate, seems to be assured. The pur
chasers are to be the Everett Timber, &
Investment Company, and the 15th. of; Feb
ruary is the day set for closing the sale.
Most of it is timber, land.
Diversified Earjnlng Advocated.
LEW1STON, Feb. 3. The Farmers' Institute-
at Charleston closed Its session to
day, which proved to be one of the most
successful ever held in the inland country,
Diversified farming was- strongly advo
cated at ihe session today by a number-o?
Enslneer'B Jfarrovr Escape.
TACDMA, Wash., Feb. 3 Cal Watson
engineer ot the Olympia iron works, waa
caugbt in a revolving; shaft this morn
ing. Though carried around the shaft
several hundred times, he was not killed.
His. arm was broken and his, body badly
bruised. The escape from instant death
is regarded as little short of miraculous,
Mall Contract Sold.
FOREST GROVE, Or., Feb.. 3.-D. Mc
Millan of Hayward, Or., sold today to
Conrad Rienecke, ot that place,, pis. mail
carrylngr cqntract from. Forest Grove via
Thatcher to Hayward. The- contract will
terminate two yeajj&hence,
Washington ft o teg.
- In. the yeag 1S9& 23 divorces were grant
WHEN YOU DON'T FEEL WELL
Try a dose, of HOiX-HTER'S STOMACH BITTERS First, you'll
feel better.- Then you'Jl look better. Your appetite will come
back. Your stomach will be strengthened. This famous remedy
PURIFIES THE BLOOB
stimulates the kidneys and liver, qukts the ncives, and
for mdigesuon and constipation is unequalled.
Xtfe a remedy every man and womajn should keep m
the-house An, occasional dose will keep: the bpwels regu
lar. Scrf4 by aU dreggista
uuna on getting tne- genuine,
We sold 7081 Bicycles In 1899. We have received
almost 4000 new Bicycles already (9 monster carr
loads) this year, and we will sell more than we did
last year No one dealer in America, nor any two
Thousands of riders in Oregon,
Montana, who have given the
& Ji Clincher Tires a severe test on the rough roads
the Pacific Northwest aSJest the strength. and qual
That is where we shine
The best wheel on earth
andthe'99modeI only $35.
Vateabfla&R BvLw. iattBHH Hra. Ib iHaJafa. iaaaafaZJi
fit ' It "M
ed In Walla Walla oounty, none being
The United States pays J65.36 a year for
rent in Spokane.
Tacoma's, receipts in January were $34
387; its expenditures, $38574, and the cash
balance on February 1 was 5205,237.
About 50 Coeur d'Alene Indiaas. were
entertained at a, feast at Tekoa tha day j
after the close of the- recent farmers' te- j
Of Walla Walla, county's total tax of
$102,892 87. for. 1898 all but $4955 3Q has been
collected,. The ta?. for 1899 will be due to
morrow. Cathlamet taxpayers haye declared ta
favor of spending its- road money, about
$1000, in Planking a new county road that
enters the. town.
Captain R. Page Walnwright left Walla.
Walla Tuesday night for Vancouver with
a band of 67 horses purchased by blm ler
Mrs. Maggie J. Ziegler got a verdict for
$2000 in a suit against Spokane, for dam
ages sustained by reason of falling on a
The United States secret service depart
ment has undertaken to ferret out a gasg
of counterfeiters who- are making life
f burden for the, owners of slot machines. I
tnrougnout Eeaiije- -ne iowb is Becom
ing flooded, with spurious 5-cent pieces.
which go into, circulation through the me
dium of nicsel-ln-the-slot machines.
The entire season's output of gralnbags
from the Walla? Walla penitentiary has
already been applied for, and many appll
cations have been refused because of lack
of capacity to supply them. The price
has not yet been fixed. It ia estimated
that 10,000,000 sacks will be needed for the j
can be manufactured at the state prison.
The Spokane & British Columbia TeJ
phone & Telegraph Company has. obtained
a mandamus to compel the Spokaaa. Ry
council to grant a franchise for this com
pany In tho streets ot the city. Its, am
plication for a franchise was rejeotgdt last
June The company claims that Me ght
to equal protection under the eoet4tu
tion entitles k to the same privileges in
building; up business as is granted-1 tbe
rival company. The writ ia KetwaaMe
WE A-y: AGREE ON'Tf&QE
PQlMT3k .. . . TfRl3
NEED NO EXAGGERATION
as we do.
Washington, Idaho and
Rambler and ideal, and
bicycles invariably pur
I DAYS'4 SALE
Misses' Storm Rubbers
5 Spring hcql, H to 2, t S
3 Child?s Siornv Rubbers
3 Sprmg heel, 6 to Y), at
3 17 cents
H Child' SiLow-Gut Rubbers
3 Size 7 to 9K. at
14 cents r
Oregonian Bldg. jjjg
309 Washington St.
2ed Best SottrSMrtt BgHefc Witiato.
Saek Kaed Wlteafr Mom .guaranteed.
Fsb4 meuaHs, Figs.
M-Ee-adf Sakv OnafeuB Ftetts.
ld-'oHMb Saek. Xlactea.
l-Pouad Saek ?ra Buckwheat Floor.
Pound Fsesk Iteeefe Om4& Mea Coffee,
Poa4 Bee& Moa Jawa Coffee.
WholeeaW Wsnnem VA Front Street
de, smm?s specifci
FOR WHOQPSNG COUOH
A certain reKe? at4 cure.
5& carts at M 4eHMfat.
Woorfr Clark & Co., ii-wsa
Jf H B laar