THE SUNDAY OKEGONIAN, PORTLAND, DECEMBER' 23, 1900. SCHOOL LIBRAR Bill for Introduction In Ore gon Prepared . BY STATE SURERINTENPENT "Will Be Introduced at Coming Ses sion of Legislature The Proposed Measure Represents Careful Study of Other Systems. SALEM, Dec. 22. The following Is the text of a. public school library bill that has been, prepared by Superintendent of Public Instruction Ack erman, to be Introduced at the coming: session of the Legislature. This has been drawn up after a study of the llbrarj laws of other states; and will be sub mittel for discussion at the meeting of the State Teachers' Association, at Al bany next week: "The county courts of the several coun ties of this state are hereby required to levy, at the same time they levy other taxes, a tax upon all taxable property In the r counties for school library purposes, which shall aggregate an amount which shall be no less than 10 cents per capita for each and all the children within the county between the ages of 4 and 20 years, as shown by the then last preceding school census, which shall be collected at the some time, and by the same officers as other taxes are collected; and such aggregate Eum, when so levied and col lected, shall be known as the general school library fund of the county, and such fund shall be set aside and used for no other than school library purposes, In the manner hereinafter provided for. "It Is hereby made the duty of the County Treasurer to certify to the County School Superintendent, on the first Mon day of August of each year, the total amount in the general school library fund In his hands subject to apportionment by the County School Superintendent. "The County School Superintendent shall, on the first Monday of August ol each year, make an apportionment of the entire general school library fund, provided for In this section, then in the county treasury, in the following man ner: Of the general school library fund collected In pursuance of the general school library levy of the county court, he shall apportion to each district in his county that has reported to him according to law. In proportion to the number ol persons in each district over 4 and under 20 years of age, as shown by the lasi school census. TOien such apportionment has been made he shall Immediately no tify the districts oftheir respective share-. "Between the first Monday of August and the first Monday of November in each year the directors of each district, with the assistance of the County Super intendent, shall expend all or a part ot the entire proportion of the general schoot library fund at the disposal of the Coun ty School Superintendent as provided for in this section, in the purchase of library books for the use of the school district, which books shall be selected from the lists prepared by the State Board of Ed ucation; and when a list of books has been selected In accordance with the pro visions of this section. It shall be the duty of the County School Superintendent to draw a warrant on the County Treas urer in favor of the district for the pay ment of such list; provided, that the amount of such warrant shall not exceed the amount apportioned to such district from the general school library fund for the current year. Provided, further, that the Superintendent shall not Issue nor transmit any such warrant to the clerk of any district until the clerk's bond shall have been received, examined ana approved by the County Superintendent and filed -with him as a part of the rec ords of his office; provided, further that if the entire school library fund appor tioned annually to each district by the County Superintendent as provided for lr. this section shall not be expended ana exhausted for school library purposes within and during the year for which such apportionment is made, such unex pended balance shall be forfeited to the general school library fund of the coun ty, and the Treasurer shall place said sum to the credit of the general schoo library fund of the county, and the Coun ts" School Superintendent shall reappow tion said balance at the first annual ap portionment of the school library fund thereafter. "It is hereby made the duty of the State Board of Education to prepare an nually or biennially from lists submitteo to it by the President of the State Uni versity, the President of the State Agri cultural College, and the presidents of the several Oregon state normal schools, a list of books suitable for use In school libraries. Said list shall also state the wholesale, retail and mailing price of each hook. It shall be the duty of the State Superintendent to furnish County Super intendents copies of said lists for distri bution to school officers. "It shall be the duty of each clerk to keep in a Tecord-book furnished by the district for that purpose, a complete rec ord of the bookrurchased and distrib uted by him. together with the purchase price of said bool.s. "Unless the district board shall elect some other person, the clerk shall act as librarian, and shall receive and have the care and custody of the books, and shall loan them to teachers, pupils and othei residents of the district. In accordance with the rules and regulations prescribed by the State Begird of Education for the control and xmanagement of school libra ries. Each librarian shall keep a com plete record of the books furnished b the Board of directors. During the pe riods that the school Is In session, the library shall be placed In the schoolhouse. and the teacher shall be responsible to the district for Its proper care and pro tection. The district board shall have supervision of all books, and shall make an equitable distribution thereof among the schools of the corporation. "It is hereby made the duty of the State Board of Education to formulate and prescribe rules and regulations not Inconsistent with the provisions of this act, lor the control and management or all school libraries that may be purchased In accordance with this section." LEAK IX STATE SCHOOL FUND. Foreclosure of Mortgage in Clack amas County Hns So Proved. OREGON CITY, Or., Dec. 21 The Ore gon City Enterprise has called attention to the faot that loss to the state school iund Is occasioned by the cost of fore closing mortgages on account of unpaid Joans, but gives no data concerning the matter. The records of Clackamas Coun ty show that the State Land Board holds S5 mortgages and owns six tracts of land acquired by foreclosure. The attorney lees on four foreclosures made during the past two years aggregate $C58. In No vember, 1S9S. a decree of foreclosure was ordered against Thomas Charman & Son to recover 51800. At this time the ac cumulated unpaid Interest on the prin cipal was $778, and the attorney fee 5200. In November, 1S9S. a decree of foreclosure was entered against George Phlster to re cover $2000. The taxes and costs paid hy the board amounted to T122 02, and the attorney fee $300. A foreclosure suit sale against David L. McLane et al to recover $250 was confirmed in April. 1300. The at torney fee was $50. In the foreclosure proceedings against T. "W. Howard et al. the principal ot the mortgage was. $5173 17, and before the board could secure a. clear title to the land, after bidding In the property, prior judgment amounting to a total of $2SS"20 bad to be paid off. Peo ple who live In ;the vicinity of this prop erty, near Canny, assert that the land cannot be sold for what it cost to secure it, and the state school fund will be the loser. A prominent resident of this .place who 1s .familiar with money-loaning says that In .many Instances when the rate of in terest on school funds was reduced from S to 6 per cent the old mortgages were canceled and the unpaid accrued Interest added to a new principal and mortgage. It jls not believed, however, that Gordon E. Hayes, the State Land Agent, and at torney for Clackamas County, canceled any of the old mortgages without the ac crued Interest being paid in fulL A summons is being printed In a local paper In the foreclosure suit of the State Land Board against G. B. Dlmlck, admin istrator of the Bode estate. In which the amount of the mortgage Is $SS2, and an at torney fee of $150 Is asked for. , People who have negotiated loans from the State Land Board In some Instances state that they were required to pay an advance fee of -$50, presumably to pay the expense of getting an abstract of the property. Under the -existing conditions there is really no Incentive for the Land Agent to be particular in making safe floans, as it Is much more profitable to secure the fees .allowed In foreclosure suits, which are rarely contested by the defendant. "WASHINGTON" NATIONAL GUARD. Principal Items in Biennial Report of Adjutant-General. OLTMPIA, "Wash., Dec 22. State Adjutant-General Fox's biennial report has been submitted to Governor Rogers, as Commander-in-Chief of the National Guard of "Washington. It shows the pres ent strength of the ICatlonal Guard to be 79 commissioned officers, 783 enlisted men, or a total of 862. General Fox's report shows the expen diture for the past Jtwo years to have been as follows: Salary of Adjutant-General $ 2,000 00 Incidental expense 1,122 07 Clerk hlie 1,B 65 Armory rent and maintenance of militia 14.35S 40 Total expended $19 14712 The last Legislature appropriated $24,000 for the maintenance of the National Guard. The expenditure of $19,147 12 there fore leaves an unexpended balance re maining of the appropriation of $4852 S8. General Fox asks for the following ap propriation for the ensuing biennial term: For Incidental expense of guard $00,000 Supply of 1000 new overcoats 11,000 Equipment and maintenance of med ical and hospital corps 2,000 Copies of rolls from Bureau of Re bellion Records 800 Total .$73,003 General Fox, In his report, recommends that a battery of artillery be placed at Seattle, as the location of a battery of ar tillery at Fort Lawton by the general Government would offer the membership of the troop, if located at Seattle, the advantage of receiving instruction from regular Army officers. A recommendation by General Fox that will touch the hearts of every patriotic citizen fn the State of "Washington Is that e unexpended balance of a $10,000 appropriation made by ttie last Legisla ture be used toward the erection of a suitable monument, sacred to the mem ory of the state's soldier dead who are now, or who may be buried beneath Its shadow. "Washington State Fair Report. OLTMPIA, "Wash., Dec. 22. The report of the "Washington State Fair Commission for the fair of 1S0O has been received by Governor Rogers. The report gives a detailed list of the receipts and expendi tures of the annual state lair, also a com plete list of the premiums awarded. Secretary T. B. Gunn recommends that the date of the opening of the fair be set at least one week later In the season than the third Monday in September, which date Is now set by law. It is also recommended that the Legis lature appropriate the sum of $0W0 an nually to defray the expenses of officers, superintendent, and to guarantee the awarding of good premiums. If the state would give this annual fund of $0000, the gate receipts and fair ground concessions would realize another $6005, which sum of $12,000 would Insure a fair the state could take pride in. The total income of the fair for the Fall of 1900 was $6765 23. Sn.e of Pooled Wheat. CORVALLIS. Dec 22. The sale of a pool of over 6000 bushels of wheat In the Finley warehouse, 12 miles up the Will amette River, has been consummated. The lot brought 52 cents per bushel, and one of the local mills was the purchaser. Hopgrowers Part "With. Crop. "WOODBURN, Or., Dec 22. Martin Archer today sold 100 bales of choice hops to Faber & Nels, of Albany, at 15 cents per pound. There are about 200 bales re maining unsold in this vicinity. These aro held for higher prices. Slot Machine Rifled 'of Its Contents. CHEHALIS, "Wash., Dec 22. A slot ma chine was stolen from the Germanla sa loon some tme between 3 and 6 o'clock yesterday morning. The machine was recovered a few blocks away, but It had been rifled of about $S in money. Cbchalia Hop Sale. CHDHALIS, Wash.. Dec 22.-John Dob son has sold his 2S6-bale lot of hops to Isaac Plncus, at 15 cents. Another lot has been reported sold which will leave only four lots In the Chehalls district. Oregon Notes. An Order of Pendo has organized at Baker City. The streets and sidewalks of "Wasco are being improved. Students of the Eugene High School have formed an athletic club. The Eugene Loan & Savings Bank will move into Its new building this week. Tom Edwards a blacksmith of Milton, was robbed of $100 at Pendleton Thursday. Several sidewalks were afloat at Ku gene last week as a result of the heavy rain. A chief and assistant chief of the Hepp ner Are department will be elected Jan uary 7. State Biologist "Washburn has made his biennial report, which has been receded at tho capital. The United States patent to the town site of Granite has been received At the La Grande Land Office. The Medford City Council has raised the price on water used by the Southern Pa cific Company from $20 to $40 per month. George Chambers has disposed of his 1900 clip of wool at Ontario, amounting to 12,500 pounds, to Boston buyers, at 214 cents J. T Taylor, Treasurer of Jackson County, gives notice that he has funds on hand with which to pay warrants pro tested up to July 5. 1S32. . C. S. Hoover of Camas Valley, while hunting stock, found himself lost in the fog. He happened upon a horse, which guided him out of his predicament. The Postofflee Department Is advertis ing for contracts for carrying mails be tween Sumpter and Alamo, six times a week, via Lawton and Granite. The serv ice will begin February L Thomas B. Kay and Mrs. C. P. Bishop, co-executors of the estate of Thomas Kay, deceased, have filed their final re port in the Probate Court at Salem. The report shows that the total claims pre sented to the executors have amounted to $4913 S7, and theHotal expenditures have been $5S99 22. The total amount ot money received by the executors Is "$&S4-6. The appraised value of all the personal prop- i erty of the estate is 753,238 66, County Judge Scott fixed the time for hearing the report Tor "Wednesday, February t3. 1M1. CORBETT FOR SENATOR THE CHOICE OF REPRESENTATIVE PEAB.CE, OF.MARION COUNTY. -Considers the Portland Man Only .Logical Republican Candidate Favors Caucus. SALEM. Dec. 22. Hon. Lot L. Pearce, a member of the Oregon House of Repre sentatives from. Marlon County, Is free in declaring himself a supporter of 11. V. Corbett, of Portland, for United States Senator. He says' he not only hopes to see Mr. Corbett elected, but he feels con fldent that the Republican members of the Legislature will decide upon Mr. Cor bett as their candidate without any hesi tation. In speaking of the Senatorial question yesterday, Mr. Pearce said: "I favor the election of Mr. Corbett be cause he Is plainly the only logical can didate of the Republican party. In all the years of his residence in Oregon he has been a constant and effective workei for the best Interests of the state and of the Republican party. Looking back over his record, we see that he has al ways been plain-spoken In defining his po sition upon any and all public questions, and his position has always been In har mony with the principles of his party. "In his own private business he hat demonstrated his ability as a man o affairs and has accumulated a competence by honest methods, and without being even so much as charged with graftins public funds. The people are justified In having confidence in a man who hax worked with them and for their Interests In the past; who has faithfully served them as a public official, and who has made a success of his own business In private life. "There are two circumstances that glvu us assurance that he will make a faithful representative of the state his clear past record and the fact that a man of his age and financial standing has no Induce ment to consider any Interests other than the public good. I regard Mr. Corbett's age as very much In his favor. A man who reaches his age in life and retain: his activity in mind and body, never loses, that energy and force of character until he loses life itself. I regard him an able man today than he was 10 or 20 years ago. He is a man of great experience and one to whom National legislators will listen with respect. "Of course, I believe the Republicans should -go into caucus to decide upon their Senatorial candidate, and, having selected a candidate, should stand by him to a man. "While I favor Mr. Corbett's election, and will support him In the cau cus, I will support any other man whom the caucus may select. The Republicans have a majority In the Legislature. The people expect, and have a right to expect, that the Republicans will elect a Senator and do It promptly." MISSING 3IAN LOCATED. Sweet Home Farmer Has Been Crimp ing Actions a Mystery. LEBANON, Or., Dec. 22. "W. J. Mc Mullon, who mysteriously disappeared several weeks ago, ana it was feared had been foully dealt with, has been lo cated, about a mile from Sodavllle In a dense forest, where he nas established a camp. It will be remembered he left his home for Albany, on business, and stated that he would return at once. After sev eral weeks had elapsed without his put ting in an appearance, friends became alarmed and began to inquire his whereabouts. They could find no trace of Mr. McMullon after he left Sodavllle. A man who visited his camp says he thinks McMullon Is somewhat demented. He is camping out in an Isolated place, without even a tent, and Is wading around in mud. McMullon said he had been camping there for several weeks. He had camped near Jefferson for two weeks. He h3d not been to Albany as reported. He has promised to return to Sweet Home, where he owns a good farm of several hundred acres, and good house and barns. "Why he would go out and camp like he did can only be explained by the general supposition that he was suffering from temporary aberration of the mind. . INTEREST IN NEXT LEGISLATURE. Considerable at Albnny Representa tives Have Little to Say. ALBANY. Or., Dec. 22. The coming session of the State Legislature is creat ing some Interest here, particularly In view of the election of a United States Senator and legislation needed In certain fields. The Senators and Representatives from Linn County are almost noncom mittal. Senator Kelly docs not desire to give his choice for United States Sen ator at this time, believing It possible for circumstances to arise which would make It iniudlcious. In the matter of new laws, he intends to work In the Interest ot the people, and, as in last session, against pernicious legislation of all kinds. Sen ator Clem and Representative "Whitney will not vote for the successful candidate for United States Senator, being in the minority, and at the present time do not know who will receive the customary complimentary vote. They are both In terested in reform legislation in the in terest of the people, and though having no pet measures, are much In favor of a new assessment and taxation law. They are pronounced against graft legislation of all kinds. NO TRACE OF MURDERER. Diligent Senrch for "Washington County Assassin Unrewarded. HILLSBORO, Or., Dec 22. Diligent search has so far brought no results In the Dahlberg murder case. The citizens of Reedvllle, near which place the mur der occurred, are actively engaged in try ing to locate the criminal. The reward of $500 has stimulated public Interest, but epprehenblon seems no nearer than the next day after the crime was committed. It is now figured that Dahlberg could not have had more than $30 or $40 In his pos session when he was killed. "Washington County, within 15 years, has furnished eight mysterious murders, and in one case only has the murderer been brought to justice. That was the case of the murder of John Ledrlck, for which Gus "Wachline was captured after several years, tried and hanged. In th eight cases herein mentioned, each of the victims was living alone. Slovr but Sure. Eugene Register. Governor Geer has a level head. He is going about the selection of a text-book commission In the proper manner. Hav ing asked the people of Oregon to name the men they think are fitted and quali fied for the responsible position, he has a big list to select from. Of course, no matter whom the Governor selects, there are bound to be a few kickers. But the method employed in securing a list to select from will make the choice as near a public one as possible without the com mission being elected by a direct vote of the people. Militiamen "Won Football Game. COTTAGE GROVE. Or., Dec 22. A hard-contested football game played here today between Company C. of Eugene, and the Bohemia team, of this place, re sulted in a score of 6 to 0 In favor of Company C The game did not begin un til 4 P. M., and It was quite dark be fore it was finished. Louis Patnaud, of Everett, has drafted a bill providing for establishment of a school of mines, and Senator Sumner wilt father the measure at the -coming .session of the Legislature, Wc make a specialty of selling the leading brands of straight whiskys brandys, and wines from the original package Visitors as well as home people will profit by drinking only genuine unadulterated liguor. The above view shows a section of our sample-room, located in rcir of building, where the cus tomer can help himself from the original package. The front of the building is devoted to the wholesale department, where special attention is given to family trade. Wc handle the very finest standard brands of wines and liquors, which are guaranteed absolutely pure and admirably adapted for medicinal purposes. Experts and connoisseurs admit that our wines and liquors are superior to any that they have had the pleasure of tasting. If it is quality and not quantity that the purchaser desires during the holidays, you will save money by purchasing your wines and liquors from us. Monday we will present to each customer, with the compliments of the season, one quart bottle of our best wine, and at New Year's wc will surprise you with one of the most unique corkscrews,- known as the Dewey. We buy and sell for cash only, and, quality considered, can undersell all competitors. All orders promptly filled and delivered free of charge. S. A. ARATA & CO., 104 THIRD STREET, NEAR WASHINGTON. MINING LAWS OF ALASKA INCONSISTENCIES SHOWN BY "WELL INFORMED SALEM MAN. Alien Locators Sell "Nothing" for "Something" and Thus Aid Specu- lators to Gain Their Ends. SALEM, Dec. 22. M. E. Pogue, a Salem attorney who spent the past Summer at Cape Nome, and who is still connected with the law firm of Pogue, Grimm & Cochrane, at that place, on being asked for a statement with regard to the ad ministration of Judge Noyes, at Nome, and the applicability of American mining laws to the District of Alaska, said: "With regard to the conduct of Judge Noyes, although I know much of the alleged Irregularities of that court, and am professionally Interested in some mat- i ters wherein the officers of the court have subjected tthemseives to criticism, I I do not desire to make a statement as i to those matters at this 'time. "However, the committee recently ap- J poiniea oy tne umiea states cnaie to Investlngate that matter is particularly asked to answer the question whether the mining laws, as they now exist, are applicable to the District of Alaska. Upon that question I must say that the mining laws as construed by the District and Supreme Courts of the United States, be come not only a nullity, but In some re spects a farce, when the courts attempt to apply them to the conditions existing In that district, "To begin with, the district Is swarming with alien residents foreigners who are there In the Summer tlmu only, and who scatter to the four corners of earth In Winter. "By section 2318 of the general statutes, all valuable mineral deposits are declared to ba free, and open to exploration, oc cupation and purchase by citizens of the United States or those who have declared their Intention to become such. In spite of this provision, which was manifestly for the sole purpose of preventing alien location and 'occupation of the public domain for mining purposes, it has been held quite uniformly by the courts that although an alien could not locate a mining claim. If he attempted to locate one, and thereafter sold his attempted lo cation to a citizen, before intervening rights had vested, that It passed title In the land to the clt'r.en purchaser. And this, regardless of the number of claims owned by the purchaser, and regardless of the question whether the purchaser had exhausted his own right to locate mining claims. The effect of this Is to enable tho transient aliens to make at tempted locations of mineral claims, and sell them to speculators for nominal sums, without having prospected or- de veloped them. In other words, the alien acquires nothing by his location, but he sells that 'nothing for something,' and the speculator who perhaps could hot have located the claim himself, acquires what the courts are 'pleased to call 'a good title. This Is undoubtedly a plain violation of the spirit of the law, if not its letter. "By this means individual speculators have -been known to acquire over 100 claims, while the "bona fide American miner and prospector Is compelled to prospect. If he prospects at all, upon lands thus fradulently held by others, and It ho finds gold, Is compelled to pay an ex orbitant rental for the privilege of work ing the claim, while in many Instances the land Is sold over his head to capi talists and speculators, and the indus trious -prospector, who Is entitled to tho protection of the law, loses the benefit of his labors. The spirit of the law Is to restrict individuals to such number of mining claims as each can develop and work, thus doing the greatest good to the greatest number. Such has been the rul ing of the Land Department In the con struction and application of the home stead, pre-emption and timber laws; why should it not be so witn the mining laws? "Another, and more Important fault, and one which makes a nullity of the law re stricting the location or mining claims to American citizens only, is this: The courts hold that the question ot citizen ship can be raised only in a suit in the nature of 'office found,' and that the proceedings for patent constitute such a suit. Under the law the locator must do $100 annual assessment work upon his claim, until he has expended in all $500, when he is entitled to apply for a patent. Most mining claims in Alaska are worked out in less than five years, and it Is not probable that one in every 10,000 will ever be -patented. Judge James H. Beatty, in a recent case tried before him as Judge of the Ninth Circuit, thus charged the Jury in an action of trespass: " As a general rule It Is true that citizens only ot the United States can locate mining claims, but It has been held by the Supreme Court, which, of course, is our guide, that this Is a ques tion which can be asserted or claimed only by the Government. In a contest be tween individuals, as in this case, which is an action of ejectment,, that question does not arise. But when a party applies for a patent, the tSovernment is Inter ested In a case o that kind, and the citizenship of the parties must be shown before the party would be entitled to a patent. But this is not an action tor a patent, it is an action of ejectment for the possession of the ground, and I In struct you in this case that that question cannot be considered. It is only for the Government to make the objection on the ground of noncitlzenshlp." "Such ..Iso was the holding of the United States Supreme Court In the case of Manuell V. .Wolff, reported in 152 United States, page 05. "It follows that a man cannot apply for a patent until after he has completed $500 worth of assessment work upon his claim; he cannot raise the question of citizenship until he applies for the patent; an alien locates a claim which a citizen desires to locate. The citizen can not bring an action of ejectment on the ground of noncitlzenshlp; he cannot apply for a patent because he has not done tho required assessment work, and he cannot do the assessment work because an alien is in possession. Autumn comes, the alien bells his claim ('nothing') to some Industrious speculator for "some thing; the alien leaves the country, while the honest. Industrious American miner and prospector, who has the moral right to locate tho claim, but was without a legal remedy, returns to Ms family in the States, penniless, and perhaps in broken health. The law as It now exists serves to build up a class of middlemen, or jobbing miners, who receive goods from tho Government with which to rob the bona fide American miner, upon whose energy the circulating medium of the country In a great measure depends. "For example, one man neld 137 claims during the past Summer, which claims he had either located or purchased from alien locators. He did noc expect to do the assessment work on many of them that alone would cost him $13,7oO but he was willing to hire them to miners for 50 per cent of what they took from the ground; or would sell them upon substan tial payments, the remainder of the pur chase price to be taken from the bed rock. All work done on any claim was sworn In as assessment work by this pre tended owner; and the prospector who did the work generally had the blessed promise- that he would receive a lay on tho claim should he be able to find gold. This, of course, was good business on the part of the speculator, but It Is Just the thing which the mining laws should prevent. "There are many minor respects In which the laws should be amended in order to make them apply to the District of Alaska, but the two faults above named should by all means be corrected." Quotations of Mining Stocks. SPOKANE, Dec 22. The closing quotations for mlnlne stocks today were: Bid. Ask. 1 Bid, Ask. Blacktail .... b 8QuIIp 204 20J4 Butte & Bos.. 1 li.lvStmb. Car 24 2jJ4 Hrvstal 4?I 5i Republic 58 83 D. T. No. 2.. 1 2 Reservation .. 3& Ross. Giant... 2 2 KtMilvan 1351 1W ClVCUlUb hJMt. V7t .73 GtnJ Ledge... 1 1 I. X. L 1S3S 20k Tom Thumb...lO 1116 Waterloo 2 3 Amer. Boy ... 0 10 Conjecture ... 4 44 Duvey - 2 3 Miller Creek.. 2 3 Tron Mask 25 'A .1 32 L. P. Surp... G U Mtn. Lion. ...IS Morn. Glory.. 74 Morrison .... Z& Prln. Maud... 14 25 8V& 3' 14 BAN FRANCISCO. Dee. 22. Official closing quotations for mining stacks Alta $0 04 Alpha Con ...... 1 Andes 7 Justice $0 01 KentucK Con 1 Mexican 29 Belcher 12 Best & Belcher... 23 Occidental Con ... 4 Ophlr 60 Oerman 0 Bullion Caledonia 45 Polos! 22 challenge Con ... 14 Savage 14 Chollar 13 Confidence S5 Con. Cal. & Va... 1 45 Se. Ueicner 2 Sierra Nevada ... 24- Sllver Hill 40 rnn. Imnerlal .... 1 Standard 3 05 Crown Point .... 10 Union Con IS Gould & -Curry. . . Bale & Norcross. 1 Utah Con 5 Tellow Jacket .... 10 NEW YORK. Dec. closed as follows: -Mining stocks today Attains Con $0 20 Alice ,.. 20 Breece 2 00 Little Chief SO 15 Ontario .......... 0 00 Ormlr KK Brunswick Con... rvimntnele Tunnel. 14lPhoenlx 10 4JPotOSl 10 Con. Cal. & Va... 1 30 Deadwood Terra.. 65 Tlorn Sliver 1 10 Iron Silver G5 IadvlHe Con o savage 10 Sierra Nevada ... 23 Small Hooes 55 Standard 2 00 BOSTON, Dec 22. Cosing quotations: Adventure .....$ 10 50 Humboldt $ 50 00 Ahouez m. uo. 2 roiosceoia 73 oo Amal. Conner.. 03 00 Parrott 40 00 Qulncy 174 00 Atlantic 27 00i Boston & Mont. 321 00 Butte & Boston 82 00 5il. & Heclft... 820 00 Centennial 21 50 Franklin 15 00 5&tta f e cod... 6 -ja Tamarack 320 00 Utah Mining ... 33 W) Winona 4 12 Wolverines ..... 45 75 Exchange closed until December "26. Oregon Mine IS o ten. The Vindicator Mining Company has sold Its placer mines In Bamsey Flat, Jo sephine County, to H. Snow. J. J. Houck. who operates a custom mill near Gold Hill, has fitted It up with a new and improved concentrator. A clean-up of 23 tons of ore was made at Kubli & Cos Golden Standard mine, situated in Gall's Creek district. J. T. Hagan. owner of the McDonongh mine, in Fort Lane district, which has produced a large quantity of gold, is sink ing a new shaft on the property. Simmons. Cameron & Co., whose mines are located in "Waldo dlstrict, will make a higger run than ever this season. They are already piping with two giants. Theodore Payne nas -taken -a, contract to run a shaft 50 feet deep In the Exchequer mine, on Applegate, which property has been bonded by the Monarch Mining Company, of Tacoma. J. L. Pennington, C. F. Hasty and Mrs. J. H. Martin, who own the Independent and Norris ledges, situated on Brlttsan Gulch, west of Ashland, have bonded them to a California company for $5000. Development work will soon be begun. WILL PAY SCALP-BOUNTY TAX. . Clatsop Connty Instructs Treasurer to Porrvard It. ASTORIA, Dec. 22. The County Court today Instructed Treasurer Thompson to remit to the State Treasurer the scalp bounty tax for the year 1S99, amounting to $6) 34. This money has been retained for some time, owing to the controversy arising from the fact that certain coun ties In the state made no levy for that purpose. The County Court has decided, however, that the tax Is authorized by law, and has not only ordered the 1S99 tax turned over to the state, DUt has also made a scalp-bounty levy for 1900. New Mining Corporation. Articles of Incorporation of the Copper head Mining Company were filed In the County Clerk's ofllce today. The capital stock Is $100,000, and the Incorporators are: "W TV "Whipple, C. G. Palmberg and Alex Grant. The principal ofllce of the company will be In Astoria, and Its object Is to engage In mining In the State of "Washington. Barkeepers Orgnnlze Union. A barkeepers union, called the Bar keepers Alliance of Astoria, was organ ized here last evening with about 25 char ter members. It Is a branch of the Inter national League, and will be affiliated with the American Federation of Labor. PORTLAND MAX PARDONED. Served Three of Twelve Years Sen tence in Oregon Penitentiary. SALEM. Or., Dec. 22. Governor Geer todiy commuted the sentence of Fred T. Copeland, who was received at the peni tentiary from Multnomah County In 1S37 on a 12-year sentence for forgery. Cope land raised a $10 check to $17. The com mutation gives him his liberty, but does not restore his citizenship. State Treasurer Moore today received $1252 14 from Grant County to apply on the scalp-bounty tax. Snlem Much Disappointed. The people of Salem were much disap pointed tonight by the Information that the Frawley Company could not be here to play at the Grand Opera-House this evening. Local Representative T. O. Bar ker reports that the sale of seats for the presentation of "Secret Service" is by far the heaviest since the opening night, in spite of the fact that all business houses will be kept open until very late. Theater-goers express the hope that "Secret Service" may yet be played here by the Frawley Company. MITCHELL "WAS DISCHARGED. Not Guilty of Recent Mysterious Shooting at Salem. SALEM, Or., Dec. 22. Rose Jerome, the woman who was shot through the body some three weeks ago, last night swore out a warrant for the arrest of Lee Mitchell, charging him with assault with a dangerous weapon. Mitchell was given a hearing today, and was discharged. It appears that the shooting was accidental, and that the arrest was mde In an effort to compel Mitchell to pay the doctor bill. This 13 the case that attracted attention on account of the mysterious efforts to keep the shooting secret. Fine Birds at Corvallis Poultry Show CORVALLIS, Dec. 22. Bad weather has interfered materially with the attendance at the poultry show the past two days, but a fairer sky today brought out a very good crowd. The heaviest attendance, however, is expected tomorrow. The award of prizes has not been com pleted. The highest scoring bird Is a white "Wyandotte pullet, entered by Frank Hulburt, of Linn County. It received a marking of S6, which, as poultry ex perts know, I3 unusually high. Eight other birds entered by Mr. Hulburt aver aged above 52. Five birds from Jlr. Hulburt's coops were purchased by Scorer JJowns at $5 each. Centralia in Darkness for a Night. OENTRALIA, "Wash., Dec. 22. Centralia was in darkness last night on account of Jilgh water, which interfered with tho op eratlon of the electric plant. The water Is now rapidly subsiding. One of the largest sawmills here has been shut down temporarily on account of nigh water. Released on flail. CORVALLIS, Or., Dee. 22. Chester Rust lias been released on balL He has been in the county Jail ror the past 10 days ih""default of bonds for his appear ance at the April term of the Circuit Court. He killed a neighbor's cow and sold the hide and a portion of "the flesh. Slcaolcaw& Residence Burned. SKAMOKAWA, "Wash., Dec. 22. The dwelling-house and outbuildings of E. D. Brooks, of this place, were totally de- stroyed by fire last night. A defective flue Is thought to have given origin to the blaze. The loss Is about $S00; insur ance rroo. Orcgon Industries. The Monmouth mill. In Sumpter district, started up Tuesday. Charles Butler shipped five carloads of beef cattle from Shanlko to Portland last week. "W. -O. Minor, of Uorrow County, has imported two thoroughbred Shorthorn heifers, which cost him $2T-00. Erwln Seffert. who lives below Deer Island, has floated his cut of logs out of Tide Creek. He has nearly 500.000 feet. J. H. Kinsman shipped a carload of beef cattle from Heppner to Portland Tuesday. Bud "Willlngham shipped a car load of mutton sheep. A survey Is being made for the ditch and flume of the Hood River Electric Light Company. As soon as the survey is completed construction will be pushed vigorously. "Workmen engaged In blasting oft rock for straightening the railroad east of Hood River, and making fills, have un earthed a bed of stone coal on the land of C. "Welds, says the Glacier. The big hill at mllepost 67 shows outcropplngs of coal In several places. Articles of Incorporation of the Melrose Investment Company, with principal of fice at Melrose, have been filed with the County Clerk. The object of the corpo ration is to be a general livestock and land business. The capital stock is $5000, divided into 500 shares of $10 each. The incorporators and principal stockholders are: John R. Daniels, Hanna Daniels. Rees P. Daniels. Daniel T. Daniels. David P. Daniels, Morgan R. Daniels and Martha Daniels. The question Is often asked. "How much return In cash can be expected from an acre of strawberries in Hood River Val ley?" says the" Hood River Glacier. P. D. Hlnrlchs Informed that paper that his strawberry crop of about four acres re turned him last season $1017. His cash ex- pense for picking, packing and crates was $-510. The work was all done by his own family, except the picking and part of the packing. His total crop amounted to 577 crates. This gave him about $150 an acre to pay for h!sxown work and that of his children and team. The Mac's Luck Gold Mining Company has been organized at Sumpter, with the following officers: F. A. E. Starr, presi dent: D. E. "Wheeler, vice-president; Otto Herlocker, secretary and treasurer: J. H. IcCallum. manager; "Walter R. Allen, su perintendent. It has a capital stock of $150,000, divided Into l.SCO.OOO shares of the par value of 10 cents each. The company owns the lac's Luck, Isabelle, lother Lode, Colorado, View Fair and Golden Crown, alj full claims, 600x1500 feet, and lying contiguous, giving an area of about 120 acres. This property Is located on Deer Creek, about v& miles northeast of Sumpter. - o lorgeous Bohemian Glass. Graceful shapes, brilliant colors, gold tracings and tdgings. Rose BovSs fFlowar Stands Bon Boiss . Wins Sets Water Sets Liquor Sets Our Prices Just Like Finding Money. Great Eastern Tea Co. STORES: S26 Wait. St., let. Sixth and Seventh 223 First Street, near Salmon. Ms& YouDeaf?? AH Gas eS DEAFNESS or HARD-HEARIHO craBOvCOUKXbycar-nsw )nrRntlon:oa)Ttaoa bcra deaf sralncora&fe. JiXl I0I3I3 OUSX UUtESUTSLX. Pcribo raer. bscl Exsminxttea ut sdrica fxoa. X CM. cat jnrmSt at ha at aoalnil eeaC IskniSmliinu (&rd&i.