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THE SUXDAY OREGOSIAN, PORTLAND, DECEMBER 23, 1900.
Baker City Masonic Lodge
Room Formally Opened.
ONE-OF THE FINEST IN OREGON
Elegrant Bouquet Wai Finale to Im
pressive Ceremonies Grand Lodge
Officers "Who Officiated De
. . acrIptlon of tlie Building.
BAKER CTTT, Dec. 22. The new Ma
sonic temple here was dedicated last
night by Most Worshipful Grand Master
Thlelsen, of Salem, assisted by tempora
rily appointed grand officers. Large dele
gations of visiting Masons were In at
tendance. Worthy Grand Matron Mrs.
Jessie Vert, of Pendleton, and other mem
bers of the Order of Eastern Star wero
also present. Following an interesting
programme of addresses and music, tho
Masons and their wives were invited to
partake of a bountiful spread in the lower
hall of the temple.
The grand lodge officers officiating at
the ceremonies were as follows: Most
Worshipful Grand Master H. B. Thielsen,
of Salem; Bight Worshipful Deputy Grand
Master, W. E. Grace, of Baker City;
Right Worshipful Grand Senior Warden,
Phil Metschan, of Portland; Right Wor
shipful Grand Junior Warden, W. T.
Wright, of Union; Right Worshipful
Grand Treasurer, W. F. Butcher, of Ba
ker City; Right Worshipful Grand Secre
tary, W. D. Chamberlain, of Pendleton;
Worshipful Grand Chaplain, Rev. J. R
N. Bell, of Baker City; Worshipful Grand
Senior Deacon, E. P. McDanlel, of Cove;
Worshipful Grand Junior Deacon, T. 3.
Tweedy, of Pendleton; Worshipful Grand
Standard Bearer, J. M.. Church, of La
Grande; Worshipful Grand Sword Bearer,
Thomas McEwan. of Sumpter; Worshipful
Grand Marshal, Ed Kiddle, of Island City;
Worshipful Grand Junior Steward, S. P.
Gould, of Pendleton; Worshipful Grana
Senior Steward, George Holmes, of Cove;
Worshipful Grand Light Bearer, W. D.
Adams, of Baker City; Worshipful Grand
Tyler, R. Alexander, of Pendleton.
Worshipful Master H. C Bowers, of
Baker City Lodge, advanced to the sta
tion of the Most Worshipful Grand Mas
ter, after the formal opening, and an
nounced the erection of the Masonic tem
ple, and asked for the dedication. In due
form this was done. At the close Grand
Master Thlelson said that it was with
great pleasure that Tie had the privilege
of dedicating the temple, and announced
T. H. Crawford, of Union, as the speaker
of the evening. Mr. Crawford spoke at
length upon the history of Masonry. The
progress of the Nation was reviewed in
connection with some historic names In
Masonry. Coming- down to the present
time, Mr. Crawford eulogized Baker City
and paid local members of the order a
high tribute for their enterprise. Mrs.
Jessie Vert, Worthy Matron of the Order
of Eastern Star, spoke briefly, reviewing
the history of that order and emphasizing
its relationship to Masonry. Rev. Mr.
Bell was asked to represent the local end
of the affair, and numorously discussed
prevailing conditions, closing with a few
good words for the visitors. Mrs. W. A.
Weatherby sang "The Love Divine"
Mrs. W. S. Bowers, "A Winter Lullaby,"
and Mrs. H. C. Eastham, "He Was a
Prince." All three were heartily ap
plauded. The new temple Is one of the most com
plete In the state for the work of a blus
lodge. It is not as large as some of the
halls" in large cities, but is" more than
sufficient for a thriving local lodse. In
point of arrangement. It Is pronounced
the peer of any in the state. Especial
care has been exercised by those thor
oughly experienced in the work of the
order to have It as nearly perfect as pos
sible. The main hall Is 50x40 feet. The al
tar of the Worshipful Master Is set bade
in the fashion of a throne. A spacious
gallery along one side is a convenience
seldom found. A banquet-room, 50x15 feet,
commandery apartment, 30x40. double
decked property rooms, commodious par
lor and reading-room, cloakrooms and all
other conveniences that could be deslreer
are arranged for. The local chapter ot
the Order of Eastern Star will find the
temple a well-provided home. By degrees
a library will be built up in the parlor,
which will also be used as a social meet
ing place for wives of members on the
regular meeting night of the Masons. The
tomple is two stories in height. The
lower floor Is reserved for store space,
which will be rented. The exterior of the
building is neat and plain. Members of
the local lodge regard their new temple
as the peer of any east of the Cascades.
MIXERAL EXPOSITION IX 1002.
Spokane "Will Hold It Congress to
Be Asked for $250,000.
SPOKANE, Wash., Dec 22. At a meet
ing presided over by Mayor J. M. Corn
stock last night, and attended by SO
business and mining men. it was decided
to hold an exposition in Spokane from
June to November, 1902. A committee was
appointed to deevlop the details of an
exposition management. Exposition of
the mineral wealth of Washington, Idaho,
QXSXOXL Montana and British Columbia
will-be the feature of the show.
Congress will be asked for an appropria
tion of 50,000, and each state and dis
trict represented will also contribute.
Those interested in the project are the
wealthiest and most prominent mining
and business men of Spokane. The Gov
ernors of each Northwestern state will
be given official titles and be made mem
bers of the executive staff of the fair.
The name adopted was the Northwest In
ternational Mining Exposition.
Henry Elliott, Resident of Benton.
MONROE. Or., Dec 22. Henry Elliott,
an old resident of Benton County, died
here yesterday. Cancer of the face, which
developed later into cancer of the stom
ach, was the cause of death. Mr. El
liott was born at Mount Vernon. Knox
County, O.. in 1S33. At the age of 30 he
came to Oregon and located in Benton
County, near Corvallis. In 1S49 he was
married to Miss Elizabeth Kendall, of
Monoquot, Ind.. who, with three children,
survives him Dayton Elliott, of Prlne
ville, Mrs. E. Grimm and Mrs. W. H.
Kay, of Monroe.
Henrr Mnlkey, of Lane County.
SALEM, Or., Dec 22. Henry Mulkey,
aged 70 years, and a resident of Lane
County, died last night at the hospital for
Bids for Independence School Bonds.
INDEPENDENCE. Or., Dec 22. Bids
were opened today by the County Treas
urer of Polk County for school bonds of
District No. 29, comprising this city. The
bid of the Independence National Bank
was tho best. The amount of bonds is
513,000, at 5 per cent, and is to be used
to refund outstanding warrants and other
indebtedness. Premiums offered were as
follows: Morris & Whitehead, Portland,
$262 25; E. E. Apperson. McMlnnville. 53;
Rudolph Klebat & Co.. Cincinnati. 5326;
H. H. Hirschberg, Independence, JS2L
The Chinook Observer is a new paper is
sued last week.
Eight children in one .family are sick
. with smallpox near Spokane.
,. Seattle is advertising for a man to take
.charge of the city pesthouse
" The Spokane Council has made the city
library free The library contains SD00
The North Yakima Council has author
ized erection of a city pesthouse.
Dr. A. B. Klbbe, of Seattle, was held up
and robbed of 540 Thursday night.
Spokane will ask the Legislature for an
approbation for building an armory.
The bond of County Clerk-elect Nunn,
of Thurston, has been filed at 55000.
The Tacoma Council is Investigating the
cost of a municipal electric light plant.
Jimmy Adam, the Indian who was al
most murdered at Chuckanut last week,
The state labor congress will meet at
Olympla, January 15, to present measures
to the Legislature
Street letter boxes for Everett have
been shipped, and will be ready for use
by the last of January.
Colfax is to have a freight depot. Lum
ber is now on the ground for the erection
of a depot on the old site.
It is reported that a family of cougars
has a lair in tho woods near South Bay,
at the head of Lake Whatcom.
An afternoon paper will be started. at
Everett by E E Miller, of Tacoma. It
will have the full Associated Press re
port. There Is said to be four feet of snow on
the summit of the ridge dividing the wa
ters of Sherman Creek from, those of the
San PoIL '
The election of H. B. Martin, of Cheha
11s County, has been confirmed by a con
test count. His lead over Seth Warren
was Increased from 23 to 2S votes.
A private telegram from a postofflca
official in Washington, D. C, announces
that Spokane has been made an interna
tlonal exchange money-order office.
Warden Catron, of the Walla Walla
Penitentiary, has received two Cuban
bloodhounds, which will be used for chas
ing down convicts who escape from the
Fire Wednesday night almost entirely
destroyed one of the large dry kilns of
the Puget Sound Saw Mill & Shingle Com
pany's plant, at Falrhaven, and for a time
greatly endangered the water front.
Pllcdnvlng has commenced at the Bel
llngham mill and a new log carrier Is
being constructed at the south end ot
the building. The interior of the mill has
been torn out, and is being reconstructed.
Forty-one prisoners in the county Jail
at Seattle revolted Friday and raised
considerable disturbance. In order to
quell them the fire department was called
In, which soon restored order with its
A reward has been offered for the op
prehenslon of thieves who have been roi
blng the churches of North Yakima. Two
overcoats were taken from the vestibule
of the Congregational Church, and several
pairs of gloves and mackintoshes are
The Seattle Chamber of Commerce has
adopted resolutions strongly favoring the
establishment of cable communications
between Tatoosh Island and the main
land, and of weather observatory build
ings at Port Crescent, Tatoosh and Can
by. Dr. David Lindsay, of the Washington
Medical Dispensary, at North Yakima,
has been given his liberty. The bonds
for 5500 were executed by Isaac Hays and
Ed Vandiver, both residents of the coun
try, who are said to be patients of the
Colonel L. S. Howlett, United States
Court Commissioner, has in his posses
sion a soldier's discharge lost by som
one at North Yakima. The papers are for
Ezra H. SImms, who was a private in
Company E, Eighth Infantry, and servea
in the Spanish-American War In Cuba.
Five thousand barrels, of flour made In
Lincoln County were shipped last week
to Ecuador. It left Falrhaven on the
steamer Charles P. Lane. The flour was
manufactured by the Washington Grain
& Milling Company, of Reardan, and is
said to be the first large shipment of
Washington flour sent to South American
J. J. Adams, charged with burglary and
Implicated with Orr and Manning In a
safe robbery recently at Spangle, was
convicted in the Superior Court at Spo
kane Thursday. The feature of the
trial was. the testimony of Orr. He had
pleaded guilty several weeks ago. He
was brought from the penitentiary In on
effort to acquit Adams.
A new bridge Is needed across Kettle
River at Curlew, and the Commissioners
have decided to build a substantial struc
ture of wood, with three 75-foot spans, 18
feet above low water. The contract has
been awarded to Clyde & Co., for 52500.
The work is not to begin until about the
middle of February, as there will be no
money available until that time.
The home of Charles Jewell, who lives
four miles above Mount Vernon, was
made de.-olate by a terrible accident
Wednesday night. His youngest son
John was playing with some matches In
the bedroom and dropped a lighted match
in to some coal oil. This exploded, also
exploding a quantity of black blasting
powder, and the house was wrecked and
the boy died a few hours afterwards.
State Superintendent-elect Bryan, at
the teachers' Institute In Hoqulam, spoke
in favor of changes in the school law,
especially In regard to text-books and
truancy. He also favored the establish
ment of an industrial school in each coun
ty by law. He said that the districts out
side of Seattle, Tacoma and Spokane were
not financially able to maintain them,
and he believed the state should do so.
The Jury In the damage suit of George
J. Gervals against Alex. McAllister, at
North Yakima, disagreed, after a sleep
less discussion of 21 hours. The plaintiff
claims 55000 damages for the loss of a
thumb and use of his hand caused from a
bite received from the defendant when a
fight was in progress. The Jury was dis
charged and the case left for future con
sideration. Spokane Legislators-elect of both par
ties met Thursday night and listened to
representatives of the Cheney Normal
School and Medical Lake Insane Asylum,
as to the needs of those Institutions. The
delegation will Invite all other east side
legislators to visit the asylum December
26, the Agricultural College, at Pullman,
January 4, and the Normal School, at
Cheney, January 8.
A mass convention of Socialists of the
State of Washington has been called by
C B. Kegley. of Whitman County, to
meet at Colfax, the first Saturday in
January. 1901, for the purpose of organ
izing a Socialist party in the state. It Is
the Intention to have the Socialists take
the place of the Populist party, which at
one time had full control of the political
situation in Whitman County, but cast
fewer than 300 votes for ita candidates
In the recent election.
There is much enthusiasm over the
proposed free rural delivery of mall in
the Palouse country. Postmaster James
Ewart, of Colfax, has Tecelved a petition
containing 120 names of heads of families
living within one mile of a proposed route
25 miles In length, running from Colfa
south to Union flat and return. Twc oth
er petitions are being circulated asking
for the establishment of two other routes,
and there Is no doubt the required num
ber of signatures will be attached to each.
The people on the Puyallup reservation
living on that portion of the tract lyina
on the east side of Commencement Ba
extending from Brown's point southerly
about six miles and back from the shore
about two miles, are said to be desirous
of having the territory annexed to Pierce
County. Six months ago they asked the
County Commissioners of King County to
call a special election so the people living
on that part of the reservation could vote
on the question. The County Commis
sioners failed to take any action on the
petition, and the matter has been taken
Into the courts. A petition has been filed
in the Superior Court asking for a writ
of mandate directing the County Commis
sioners to call the special election desired.
STAGE HELD UP BYONEMAN
SCEXB TVAS "W1THIX OXE MILE OP
Only Letter Sacks "Were Taken, auid
It Is Thought HighTraymam
Got But Little Booty.
Or Dec 22. The Lake-
view and Paisley stage was held up one
mile north of here last night by a lone
highwayman, who demanded the letter
mall sacks. After throwing off the
pouches, the driver whipped up his horses
and within 10 minutes after the hold-up.
Sheriff Dunlap and Marshal Wharton
were at the scene. The sacks were found
cut open and all the letters gone Owing
to the darkness of the night, the robber
could not be tracked, and at this hour
it is not known to what extent the haul
is, but it is probable he received nothing
for his night's work.
Eleven days ago the Lakeview and
Ager stage was neld up two miles from
the town and the mall rifled. The general
opinion Is that the highwayman lives
Jay Sedgwick, Northern Pacific tax
agent, paid his company's taxes In Latah
County last week. The taxes amounted
aUARTZBURG MIXIXG DISTRICT.
Brief Revlerr of "Work Coins; Ob at
SUMPTER, Dec 20. In early days, the
Dixie Creek placer snlnes were noted
throughout the West and rivalled those
of Canyon City, some 16 miles to the south
west, and Auburn. While the placer beds
have been thoroughly cleaned up, there
are many quartz ledges to attract the at
tention of miner and prospector. The
center of the district now known as
Quartzburg Is Couger Ridge, bounded by
two branches of Dixie Creek. The many
old crrastras. mills and the slag pile of a
small smelter are evidences that many
tons of ore have been mined and treated
during the past years. Tho smelter was
operated by some Frenchmen to test the
base ores, but as they soon after left the
camp, the experiment was evidently not
a success. There is an old Crawford mill,
dismantled and decaying and a five-stamp
anlll with concentrator that have seen
During the past season, Evans & Wal
ton erected an arrastra, operated by
water power, to mill ore from a ledge of
decomposed granite about four feet wide.
They thought that the rock would go
about 55 to the ton, but the clean-up
made last week demonstrated that It was
worth a little more than, 530 to the ton.
The ledge can be traced several hun
At the Present Need mine, a modern
self-discharging arrastra, grinding to a
100-mesh screen, and operated by a first
class steam plant, has Just been com
pleted. The arrastra Is making a test
run on, ore from the Couger group. It Is
operated under lease by Howell & Mc
Intyre. "Some of the ore assays 5100 to
5300 and good results are expected. A
cross-cut tunnel Is being run to catch
the Present Need ledge at a depth of
between 400 and 500 feet, and news of the
results is being anxiously awaited by
all mlnlnjET men in the district.
The Present ieed has been the big
producer of this district during the past
five years. It can be regularly credited
with a bed of 200 tons of tailings that
will assay 520, some 150 tons of ore In the
bins and chutes that assays better than
5S0 to the ton, besides some 514.000 In
bullion that was shipped to the United
States assay office. The ore is free in the
upper works but gets base when down
100 feet or even less In some places. The
formation here Is diorite. Hon. P. F.
Morey, of Portland, recently purchased
the Present Need for his son, Fred Morey,
who Is in charge.
Tho Keystone, which adjoins the Pres
ent Need, is owned by Frank Watson, of
Portland. The upper levels produced some
rich- ore, but when water came in work
was suspended. At one time this prop
erty was operated under lease. Some
Welshmen employed there took out a
stringer of ore but left the best of the
ledgo standing, and they had no trouble
securing a lease, as the ore from the
stringer was not sufficient to pay ex
penses. They made big money taking
out the blocked out ore.
The Little Denver has had the' free ore
from the upper levels mined out and is
A tunnel has been started on the Bison
group, owned by Sloane aid Yaeger, but
It Is not intended to do more than as
sessment work this season. They have
a tunnel run In on the ledge over 100
feet and the results warrant the new
The Couger group, owned by George
Shearer, the Mount Tabor fruitgrower,
and Marsh Howell, has two ledges that
are shown up by tunnels, 150 and 200 feet
long. The ledges are uniform and al
though narrow carry good values. The
property Is belnjg worked under lease.
The Dixie Mining & Smelting Company,
with Batchclder and Hauser at tie head,
recently purchased four claims from Sam
Jackson. On one of these claims, the
Gold Issue, there was a tunnel in about
70 feet that showed little ore. In two
shets a five-foot ledge of 5100 ore opened
up and It Is today a very promising
property. The new owners have started
a 600-foot tunnel to gain additional
The Willie Boy is opened up by two
tunnels and a third has Just been started
to gain additional depth. The group is
owned by Ed Mclntyre.
The Copper King, owned principally by
Z. Houser United States Marshal, has
been extensively explored by tunnels and
open cuts, disclosing a four-foot ledge of
high-grade copper ore.
The Copperopolis Company has been
busy during the Fall months building
roads and erecting buildings. The ledge
has been opened by open cuts and a 70
foot tunnel, but the extent of the ore
body has not been determined.
John Myrdal has two promising copper
claims that he Is working on.
Lee Bernard has run two tunnels and
made several open cuts on his copper
claims. He has some four feet of good
copper ore, carrying values also in gold.
The sherbondy group, consisting of four
claims, has the largest surface showing
of any property in. this section. The
formation in the copper district Is por
phyry, easily worked and all are tunnel
propositions to a deptn or several Hun
dred feet. The Sherbondy has a cross
cut tunnel In 350 feet that cuts several
copper ledges, giving assays from 540 to
5113 and the big ledge has not been cut.
There are several open cuts, in one of
which a three-foot streak run3 very high
In free gold and In another an assay of
84 ounces of silver was had. The latest
work is a tunnel to tap a new ledge, low
er down the hill, and if continued will
tap the other ledges at good depth. The
property is owned by Byron Sherbondy,
who superintends the development work.
Notes of Vancouver.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Dec 22. The
public schools closed yesterday for a 10
days' "holiday vacation.
Special Christmas services have been
announced to be held at the Methodist,
Presbyterian and other Protestant
churches here tomorrow. The usual
Christmas eve exercises will be held at
the different churches in the city Mon
Twelve Cents Per Ponnd for. Hops.
FOREST GROVE, Or., Dec 22. William.
Moore, of Greenville, sold 16.000 pounds of
hops yesterday to Theodore Bernhelm, of
Portland, at 12 cents per pound. These
hop3 were raised on a nine-acre tract,
and netted the grower 51000.
There are so many things here in the way of beautiful holiday
gifts to tell you about, all of which press forward their, claims at
once, that it's difficult to know which to tell first In fact, it is al
most impossible for us to speak with becoming tnodesty of the vast
ness and beauty of this choice new stock. There is but one more
day in which to finish your holiday buying, so we invite you to come
early tomorrow and let us help you in your selection.
THE GRANDEST DISPLAY OF ,
Lounging Gowns and Bath Robes ever made in Portland. Brocades,"
velvets and two-tone effects. Imported exclusiveness. Rich silk
linings and trimmings. Every garment new and of the highest qual
ity. Prices as low as $4.50, and up to $30.00.
Another large express shipment came
yesterday, just in time to do holiday
Choice silks in exclusive and popular
patterns. All the very latest shapes.
The wide and Imperial, or the extremely
, narrow Derby tie. Bat-wings and but
terfly, to tie yourself or ready tied,
50c to $5.00
Parisian novelties in ladies' neckwear.
At no time of the year are there so
many Suspenders sold as now, and noth
ing that can be purchased for as little
money makes as useful a present We
show them in plain and fancy silk and
satin, with kid or satin-covered ends,
some with gold-plated buckles,
50c to $2.50
Large line of Fancy Suspenders in sin
A hat Is the sort of gift to bring grate
ful remembrance of the giver, especially
A "BREWER" HAT
And it costs only 3.00, with quality
and style guaranteed. Come in tomor
row and look over the largest and finest
hat department In Portland.
Sole agents for the celebrated Richard
Sutton Imported English Derby, at $4,
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known here. The copious rains that fol
lowed caused the "Willamette and Ixmg
Tom to overflow. Today the mall was
taken to Junction from this point with
difficulty, and should the water rise an
other half foot, the carrier asserts that
he cannot make the trip.
Many Oysters Killed by Storm.
SOUTH BEND, "Wash., Dec. 22. Yes
terday's storm washed away ahout 50 feet
more of the Tokelan.d wharf, making: 150
feet in all. It also capsized a car on
the Hwaco Railway & Navigation Com
pany wharf at Nahcotta.
Over one-half of the oysters In tho bay
are burled so deep In the sand by the
waves that they will be killed.
Kame of Murdered Man.
SEATTLE, Dec 22. The Coroner today
ascertained that the true name of "Wil
liam Burke, who died Friday as the re
sult of a knife wound received in a sa
loon brawl a week ago, was probably
F. Connelly, formerly of Omaha, Neb.
Burke, or Connelly steadfastly refused to
tell the name of his assailant and died
without divulging the secret.
lulled by n. Horse.
NEW "WHATCOM, "Wash., Dec 22.
Near "Welcome yesterday afternoon, "W. J.
Kinney, a farmer, aged 55, was kicked
in the head by one of the horses which
ho was working, and died Instantly.
"Wind Did Much Damage at Monroe.
MONROE, Or., Dec 22. The heavy
winds of the past few days have caused
several old buildings to be overturned, and
hundreds of miles of fencing .to be laid
low. The wind was the most severe ever
H. Hobart has leased 15 acres of land
from the Belllngham Bay Improvement
Company on James street; near "Whatcom
Creek. He Is plowing the land and will
plant the entire acreage to strawberries.
NoUce has been given to the stockhold
ers of the Morning Glory mine, of Re
public, that no assessment will be levied
this month for cftntinuing development
work, returns from the first shipment
caring for this.
Jacob Furth, one of tho chief promoters
of the Seattle-Tacoma electric railway,
announces that arrangements have been
completed for the Immediate construction
of that line. Engineers are now at work
on the surveys, and as soon as these are
finished the actual work of construction
wlU be begun.
Ira Case, of Tacoma, and others, who
recently purchased the Lady of the Lake
group of claims, in the Mount Baker dis
trict, from Messrs. Post and Lambert,
have formed a stock company, under the
name of the Twin Lakes Mining Company.
Mr. Case is the president of the company,
and is now In the East placing some of
the company's stock.
The Republic Council has granted a
charter to M. L. Bervis to put In- an
electric light system, whicn will be oper
ated by water power derived from the
San Poll. Much of the work was done
nearly a year ago, but the grantee asked
for six months' time to give him ample
opportunity to perfect the system. The
old plant, operated by steam, power, will
be used until the new plant Is Installed.
A total ot 2,513,000 bushels of wheat
has been shipped from Lincoln County
on the Great Northern Railway this Fall.
The bulk of this grain was hauled to
Seattle for foreign markets, only about
250 carloads being shipped east to West
Superior, "Wis. Following are the points
from which the grain was sent and the
number of bushels from each station:
Edwall, 235,000 bushels; Moscow, 325,000;
Harrington, 625,000; Mohler, 505,000; La
mona, 303.000; Odessa, 500,000.
Fish Commissioner A. C Little has been
to Yakima, investigating the utility or
Ideating a fish hatchery at some favorable
point on the Yakima River. The loca
tion of a hatchery on this stream . has
been agitated for soma time, and Mr.
Little, since making his investigations,
has decided to recommend it. The plant
will probably not cost more than $2300,
according to the plans Mr. Little now
has under consideration. Mr. Little's bi
ennial report to the Legislature will be
the most complete of Its kind ever laid
before the Legislature of tho state by
a Fish Commissioner.
The excitement over the discoveries of
gas and petroleum near Rosalia, in East
ern "Washington, Is increasing daily. A
combine of farmers, controlling some COW
acres of land, has been made, and they
have agreed among themselves to make
no leases for the present.
It Is reportetd from Sllverton that work
is soon to- begin on the old St. Louis
claim. This property was pushed rapidly
forward several years ago, and but for
tho hard times and stoppage of rail
transportation would have been a paying
mine by this time. The breast of the tun
nel shows 18 Inches of high-grade copper
ore, carrying besides good gold values.
The property Is bonded to a syndicate rep
resented on the ground by Hugh Kennedy.
A good wagon road leads from the rail
way to within 100 feet of the tunneL
The wheat market has been more active
in "Whitman County during the past few
days than for many months. Aaron Kuhn,
of Colfax, bought more than 100,000 bush
els last week. The price was from 39 to
40 cents per bushel for grain sacked In
the warehouse. The largest Individual
crop purchased by Mr. Kuan was that
of G. G. NelsonK of Pullman, who sold
12,000 bushels. Since September 1 Mr.
Kuhn has bought 1,010,000 bushels. His
total purchases from September 1, 1S99, to
July 1, 1500, was 900,000 bushels, and the
previous year he bought 947,000 bushels In
the same period.
"Wood has advanced to $4 per cord at
Moscow, owing to the bad condition of
The flax crop of the Clearwater coun
try Is about all In warehouses; and con
servative estimates place the yield of
that section at 240,000 bushels. It was
sold at prices ranging from $1 10 to $1 61
per bushel f, o. b. cars, and the aver
age price paid for the total crop Is put
at $1 20 per bushel. At this price the farm
ers received $312,000 for their crop of
flax alone. In many instances the 'flax
yielded 19 and 20 bushels per acre. Con
tracts for the flax crop were made last
Spring on a basis of S24 cents, with the
benefit of any advance in the market
price, less 25 per cent for freight.
Peter Pence with three associates. Is de
veloping a quartz prospect on Upper
Squaw Creek, In tho vicinity of Walker's
mill. The ledge was discovered last
Spring, and men are now at work sink
ing a tunnel.
It is reported from Mace that work on
the cross-cut of the Standard tunnel Is
progressing. Three shifts are employed,
four men to a shift. The distance al
ready made Is something over 900 feet,
which makes an average of a little more
than 150 feet per month. There still re
mains 2000 feet more to go where It" Is
expected the ledge will be encountered.
The 600-foot station Is nearing completion,
after which stopes will be Immediately
started. To facilitate the transportation
of the Increased output of ore a motor
will be Installed, "With Increased facil
ities the dally output Is expected to aver
age 600 tons for years- to come. At the
present time there are 240 employes, a
larger percentage of whom are Americans
than In any other mine in the Coeur d'
Alenes. Articles of Incorporation of the Farm
ers' Co-operative Irrigation Company,
limited, of Payette, have been filed with
the Secretary of State. This Is the com
pany organization organized to take over
the big Payette "Valley Canal constructed
by the Payette "Valley Irrigation & "Water
Power Company. The capital stock is
COMIUG NORTHWEST EVENTS
Annual meeting of State Teachers' As
sociation, Albany, December 26-2T-2S.
Meeting of Northwest Fruitgrowers' As
sociation, Portland, February 5.
Meeting of State Dairy Association,
Hlllsboro, January 3-4.
Eugene poultry show, December 27-29.
Medford poultry show, January 2-5.
Oregon Legislature meets January 14.
Medford city 'election January 10.
Midwinter carnival, Marshfleld, Decem
A. O.TJ. "W. Library Carnival, Portland,
"Washington State Teachers Associa
tion, Ellensburg, December 26-23.
Seattle poultry show,, January 28-31.
Tacoma poultry show. January 1-5.
Dairy convention, Cheney, December
"Washington Legislature meets, Janu
Spokane poultry show, January 8-12.
"Walla "Walla poultry and pet stock
show, February 5-9.
Native Sons of "Washington grand camp.
Port Townsend, January 8.
"Whitman County poultry and pet stock
show, Pullman, January 24-27.
Convention of "Western "Washington
Christian Endeavor Societies, New "What
com, December 27-23.
Exhibition of Northwest Poultry, Pigeon
and Pet Stock Association, New "What
com, December 26-29.
State Labor Congress, Olympia, Janu
Convention of Socialists of "Washington,
Colfax, January 5.
Meeting of Idado Teachers' Association,
Mountalnhome, December 26-28.
Meeting of Idaho woolgrowers, Boise,
Lewlston poultry show, February 7-9.
EACH HAD SUSPICION.
Aa to Trro Partners, Both, ot Whom
Were "on the Sauare."
"My first business venture on my. own
account, was In well, never mind tho
name" of the city," said a New Orleans
merchant, chatting over old times with
some friends at the Board of Trade. "The
location has nothing to do with the little
story I am going to tell you, and, for
reasons you will understand in a mo
ment, I don't care to be too specific
" 'I was a young chap of 23 at the time,
and, getting tired of working for other
people, I opened a cotton brokerage office
with another ex-clerk, who was consid
erably my senior In years. "We put up an
equal amount of capital and agreed to
share and share alike In the profits and
the hustling. From the very outset every
thing went remarkably well with us. "We
both had lots of friends who took, pains
to throw business in our hands, and the
end of the year showed a very nice little
balance of profit.
"Next year, however, the results
weren't quite so good, and I began to
have a faint apprehension that I was get
ting a bit the worst of It, as the saying
goes. I heard a vague rumor that myj
partner was living at a pretty fast galt,
and tne more I thougnt about the matter
tho more dissatisfied ana suspicious II
became You know how easily such es
trangements will grow upon a firm, and
to make a long story short, I finally went
to a detective agency that made a spe
cialty of 'private Investigations' and ar
ranged to get a "report, as they called It.
on my associate. I admit that It was a
rather sneaking proceeding, and I felt se
cretly ashamed of myself ror resorting to
It, Dut I argued that it was my duty to
know whether he was really In the way!
of getting Into any embarrassing entan-
"Well, in the course of a week or so"
the agency made its report, and without
going Into details, I may say that It com
pletely exploded all the disturbing gos
sip I had heard. I realized after reading
it that I had been doing my partner a
great injustice, and, of course, I was con
science stricken. To make amends I de
termined to treat him with extra cordial
ity, and at the same time it seemed to
me that his own bearing, which had been
a little distant, became much more
friendly. At any rate, whatever coldness
had existed soon pased away and the I
three years of business association that!
followed were singularly pleasant. Then
he received a flattering offer from Liver
pool,, and wjent there to live.
"One day several montns after his de
parture, .1 was looking over some old
papers and ran across a big envelope
marked, 'Private and confidential. Think
ing It contained something relating to tho
firm, I tore It open, and what do you
think I found? a Teport on my&elf from
the same detective agency I had hired to
Investigate my partner. It seemed that
our suspicions had. been mutual." New
uneans Tiraes-.uempara&.a -s
Hill Returns to St. Panl.
NEW YORK, Dec 22. J. J. Hill, presi
dent .of the Great Northern, left tonight
for St. Paul, where he will spend Christ
mas with his family. He declined to say
anything about his recent conference here
with railroad and Standard Oil Company
Leo Dltrichsteln has made a play from
Robert Grant's society novel, "Unleav
ened Bread." It will be played in. New
York with Eleanor Robson at the head
of the cast
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