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WHIRLED TO DEATH
C. B. Corder Is Caught on
BODY VERY BADLY MANGLED
Xusger of. Sheepshenrlne Plaat
"Was Endeavoring to 'Attend to
MaclilnCrj- of Gas Engine CTy
ing Body Injures Another.
BAKER CITY, Or., June 13. C. B. Cor
der, manager of the American Sheep
Shearing Company's plant,: 11. miles east
of thlo city, was caught in 'tfiSVjflywheel
of the .gas engine this morning and in
Something went wrong with the engine,
end Mr, Corder started back to see what
the trouble was. J. C Gibson, the knlfe
txinder, was working at bis bench beside
the engine, and as there was scarcely
room to pass, Corder turned sideways to
pass between. Gibson andthe-englne when
Corder's coat-tail caught -in the main shaft
jf the engine. The engine, an elght-horse-potrer
gas engine, was running about 500
revolutions per minute.
Corder's body was drawn Into the fly
wheel and spun around with it, his head
find feet being dashed against the ground
-.t every turn. Gibson was struck on the
3ack hy the whirling body and driven
'under the work hench, and lor a time was
One b the sheep-shearers,' "who was
'about '25 'Jfeet away, was the ;flrst to notice
the aScJdent, and Tie ran t6' stop the en
glne, but did not know how to shut off the
.gas. He pulled Gibson from under the
ifcench, who by this time had regained con
sciousness. He was barely, able to crawl
to the engine and shut it down.
The body of Corder was taken from the
flywheel; when it was found that his head
waa crushed - and both arms and legs
hroken. His head and feet had plowed
out a trench six inches deep in the hard
ground under the flywheel. -Death was in
stantaneous with the first revolution of
Gibson was seriously hurL He is con
fined to his bed, and the physician fears
he is injured Internally. He was struck
on the back either with the head or feet
of Corder's body when It made the first
Corder's home is in Lamar, Colo. He
leaves a wife and a boy 12 years old, both
of whom were at the sheep-shearing camp
when the accident occurred.
The plant was recently put up for the
purpose of shearing a band of 75,000 sheep
for several sheepowners in this county.
There were 25 machines in operation, and
Corder, who has "been in the employ of the
company a number of years, was in
charge as manager and .general superin
tendent. The plant has been closed down
pending the arrival of a new superintend
ent from the East.. -
Coroner Snow was called and held an
inquest, the verdict of the jury being in
accordance with the above facts. Cor
der's body was brought to this city this
evening, and will probably be sent to his
Colorado home tomorrow.
COGGIXS RAISES MOXEY ORDER.
Esj;enc Storekeeper Is "Wnrncd, and
the Forger Arretted Faints.
EUGENE, Or., June 13. (Speclal.)-J.
C Coggins. who is wanted by the Post
office Department for forgery of money
orders throughout the Northwest, was
arrested in Eugene tonight by Officer
Eastland. "When taken Into custody the
16rger fainted in the arms of the offi
cer, and recovering, Instantly confessed
that he is the man wanted. The man is
now in the Eugene city Jail.
Coggins, as was his usual custom, en
tered the dry goods store of Hampton
Bros. Just at the closing hours and asked
to have a $30 money order cashed in
payment for a small purchase of goods.
The postal authorities had notified the
Eugene merchants of the game, and he
was immediately recognized by John
Hampton. King Henderson, chief clerk
in the postofilce here, happened to be in
the store at the. time, and being shown
the order, he immediately stepped out a
Bide door, called a policeman to watch
the suspect and going to the postofilce
around the corner, found there was no
notification that a money order had been
sent to Coggins.
Returning, the proprietor was given the
tip, and the usual procedure of selling
the goods was gone through with, and
Just as Coggins was handing over the
order Officer Eastland laid hands upon
him, and the forger fell in a faint. A
few minutes after he made an attempt to
escape out the rear entrance.
Coggins was working a very neat sys
tem. He would buy a money order in
Palo Alto for some small sum, the ad
vice would bo forwarded to Eugene, and
in the meantime by means of chemicals
the amount on the original order was
erased and a larger sum substituted.
Four money orders were found on his
person and $30 in money.
GROWTH OF WHITMAN COUNTY.
Population and Personal Property
Valuation Siiovr Great Gain.
COLFAX. Wash., June 13. (Special.)
The field deputies cent out by County
Assessor Duff took a complete" and care
Xul census of each precinct while making
the assessment, and the totals show that
the county now has a population of 29,218,
an Increase of 3S3S over the population In
1900, when the Federal census was taken.
The bulk of. the Increase as .been in the
towns, nine of the principal1 Incorporated
towns showing a net ."n5rgao4 of 2506,
leaving tho? increase tor YtheT rural dis
tricts for the three years 1351' Fiilly two
thirds of this rural Increase is in the
western half of the county, which has
been settled' rapidly during the past three
Tekoa, In the northeastern part of the
county, a mile west of the state line.
6hows a gain of 70 per cent;, in three
years. Palouse City and Rosalia each
show an Increase of 56 per cent, while
Pullman and Elberton each show Co per
cent Increase in the same time." Every
one of the nine towns mentioned shows
an Increase in population, Farmington'a
increase being less than any of the oth
ers. The fpllowlng table compares the
County Assessor's census with the Fed
eral cenBUB of 1900:
Colfax i2121 2420
Pullman V.....180S 1S07
Palouse City ; 929 1504
Tekoa -717 1221
Oakcsdale 92S 1070
Garfield : ,C97 S40
Rosalia 379 5S0
Farmlngto'n .' 434 47S
Elberton 297 406
Assessor Duff says the property report
will show a. substantial advance, in the
wealth of Whitman County during the
year. Real estate is assessed on the same
valuation as last year, and shows no
change. The increase is in improvements
and personal property.
WINS PACIFIC SCHOLARSHIP.
Does Best Work of NevrberK Hi nil
NEWBERG, Or., June 13. (Special.) A
class of six young people finished the
2fewberg High School this week, and last
evening spoke lh CratePa Hall hefore a
large audience, and received diplomas at
the hands of J. W. Forsyth, chairman of
the Board of Directors.
The graduates and their subjects were
as follows: "A Collection of Thoughts on
the Value of Little Things." Eva J. Press
nail; "Development of the Constitution.''
Leora Buchanan; "Charlmagne." Eva E.
Smith; "Oregon, Today," John A. Over
turb; "Alexander Hamilton," Mabel A.
Cornic; "Class Propehcy," Edna G. For
syth. Miss Leora Buchanan waa awarded the
annual" scholarship in Pacific College, of
fered to the graduate attaining the high
est rank. The address to the class was
delivered By the principal, Bollin W. Kirk.
ALUMXI GATHERING AT ETJGEXE.
Commencement Exercise of Univer
sity Attract Old College Men.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE,
June 13. (Speciil.) The University of
Oregon, will -begin, the celebration of Its
27th Annual" commencement exercises to
morrow. -at lt A.- M., when Dr. Ste
phenS. Wise, or Portland, will deliver
the baccalaureate sermon. Many of the
University" alumni and previous students
have already returned to the beautiful
little college town of Eugene to enjoy
another commencement week at the State
University, and It Is Understood that
many more of the old collegians are yet
The .majority of the undergraduate students-
have jnida .arrangements to re
main .for the closing; exercises. Thbt fact
tends id ln'dTcate .that the 'varsity: stu
dents are taking more Interest in the
general run of college affairs, which is
a marked Improvement over former
years. Heretofore the commencement
programme has been looked upon by the
undergraduate students as a formal
presentation of a dozen or more diplomas,
but the collegians now begin to realize
that commencement week Is the college
annual reunion, and a week In which to
pay respect and loyalty to the State
The University was never in a more
flourishing condition than It Is at pres
ent. The recent appropriation made by
the Legislature has made it possible for
various improvements to be made about
the college campus and some very valu
able equipments have been Installed In
the several mechanical departments.
The fact that there are 36 members
in the outgoing class, coupled with the
fact that almost 400 students were en
rolled last Fall, tends to show how rap
Idly the University Is growing.
C. N. McArthur, who is president of
the University Alumni Association, ar
rived in Eugene this afternoon, and
states that arrangements have been
made to make the alumni reunion the
greatest in the history of the Univer
sity. TWO WOMEN CLAIM RANSDELL.
First Choice Hns Him Arrested on
WHATCOM, Wash., June 13. (Special.)
Frank Ransdell, a piano salesman, and
Mrs. Etta Freckelton, who Is alleged to
have been living with him, were ar
rested here today on an information
sworn to by Mrs. Ransdell No. 1, of San
Francisco, Cal:, charging him with adultery-
Ransdell claims that he secured a
divorce from the first Mrs. Ransdell In
Pert Angeles, Wash., six months ago.
Wife No. 1 says that if he did that it
was obtained through fraund, and the
Prosecuting Attorney says that If he finds
that the divorce has been obtained that
he will file another charge against Rans
dell for perjury. Both the man and wom
an are in Jail In default of ball.
BEAUTIFUL ROSES ON DISPLAY.
Independence Lndleti Give Evidence
of Gardener's Skill.
INDEPENDENCE, June 13. (Special.)
The ladles of the PrfisTJyterian Church
gave their annual rose fair and carnival
at the Opera-House last night. The exer
cises consisted of vocal and instrumental
music, speaking and readings. Ice cream
and lemonade was served and prizes were
distributed for the nicest collections of
roses. Among those securing prizes were:
Mrs. A. Nelson, Mrs. Dr. O. D. Butler,
Mrs. A. S. Locke, Mrs. E. T. Henkle. Mrs.
F. A-NPatterson, Mrs. F. M. Skinner, Mrs.
W. H. Walker and Mrs. O. A. Kramer.
The hall was filled with select roses.
Corvallls Carnival Is Over.
CORVALLIS. Or., Juno 13-The Wood
men of the World carnival, which began
Wednesday afternoon, came to an end
tonight. The attendance today equaled or
exceeded that of yesterday, although
showers were frequent and heavy In the
Tho baby show In the big tent yester
day afternoon resulted disappointingly for
12 mothers, and a triumph for two oth
ers, whose little ones bore off one of the
coveted ribbons. The little one of Mr. and
Mrs. S. E. Trask took first prize, and
the child of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Bethcra
took second prize.
St. Francis Academy Graduate.
BAKER CITY, Or., Juno 13. (Special.)
The ISth annual commencement exercises
of the St. Francis Academy took place
last evening. The pupils of the school,
presented a pleasing drama, entitled! the
"Witch of Bumble Hollow," in which the
younger students took part.
There were three graduates this year:
Miss Mary M. Kelley, of Baker City; Miss
Myrtle C. Williams, of Sumpter. and Miss
Blanch L. Wood, of Canyon City. Miss
Kelley was the valedictorian.
Ralls for Baker City's Street-Cars.
BAKER CITY. Or., June 13. (Special.)
Tho rails,- .fishplates, spikes and ties for
two miles of the new electric street rail
road have arrived and the company an
nounces that the work of construction
will begin at once. S
The electric power Is to be supplied for
the present by the local electric light
plant pending the completion of one of the
water-power plants now in course of con
struction. Child' Droivnlag- May Kill Mother.
STARBUCK, Wash., June IS. August
Repp, the 2-year-old son of Peter Repp,
of Starbuck. fell from the mill race
bridge, near the O. R. & N. bridge, today,
and the hody was later found In the water-wheel
at Henry Heudens' place below
town. The child's, mother Is not ex
pected to recover from the shock.
Arm Caught and Crushed;
STARBUCK, Wash.. June 13. In a
grinding; mill here this afternoon Ber
nard Whiting, laborer, had his arm
crushed so badly that amputation will
probably be nfecsseaxy.
VOLUNTEER - ROAD WORK
MAIltOX COtTXTV FARMERS DETER
MINE OX GOOD HIGHWAYS.
Rivalry in the Different Section
Over the Amount Expended Re
sult of Clab Organizations.
SALEM, Or.. June 13. Speclal.)-C6unty
Judge- J. H. Scott estimates that nearly
JS000 will be contributed by Marlon Coun
ty farmers in wbrk on the public roads
this season. The county road fund
amounts to about $12,000, so that it ap
pears that about 40 per cent of the road
improvement work this season will be ac
complished by volunteer work. By far
the" greater portion of the volunteer work
is being done In the southern half or the
county; that Is. south of a line drawn east
and west through the town of Gervals.
Judge Scott says that the Interest In
road improvement was never before so
great as It is now and the people are not
only cdntributlrur the labor of themselves
tand, teams, but they Are seeing that the
work Is done In such a manner mat it
will bring permanent results. "With the
exception of one or two road districts,
where the road supervisors are taking no
Interest, all the work Is being done sys
tematically. Judge Scott says that wher-
REFUSES AN APPOINT
MENT TO ANNAPOLIS
ILAVACO. "Wash., June 13.
(Special.) Percy Colbert, of this
city, has Just refused to accept
the appointment to the Govern
ment Naval Academy at An
napolis. Colbert Is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Colbert, old pioneers
of the Peninsula, and has re
sided here all his life. He Is IS
vears of age and returned home
last week from Ellensburg,
where he graduated from the
State Normal. The appoint
ment came through Attorney
General Stratton, who had been
given the selection of one of
Washington's representatives at
the Government Naval Academy
by Congressman Cushman. It
was a surprise to the young
man and his parents, as he had
not sought the honor. The
young man refused to leave be
cause of the poor health of his
mother, although he was very
anxious and would have gone
had she not been 11L
over local road leagues have been organ
ized Interest has been aroused and good
work Is being done. Next Winter he ex
pects to see leagues organized in nearly
every community with the result that next
season the volunteer work will amount to
$20,000 to $25,000. Farmers realize that the
fund derived from the county road tax
will never give them good roads and they
arc taking up the work themselves with-
such aid as the county can give them.
Judge Scott says that he- had beard one
or two complaints from tho north end of
the county to the effect that an undue
proportion of the road work Is being done
In the southern portion of the county. He
says that it lsvtniethat the greater part
of the work is being done south of the
center of the county, but that this Is due
to the fact that the farmers In that sec
tion have volunteered so much work on
the roads In order to Improve the high
ways In their own neighborhoods.
VETERAN'S HEIRS GET THE MONEY.
Attorney-General Paucs on Cane of
A. J. Baker.
SALEM. Or.. June 13. (Special.) An
drew J. Baker, an aged Indian War Vet
eran, died at his home near McMlnnvllle,
last Tuesday a few hours before his state
warrant compensating him for his serv
ices reached him. The warrant was for
$147.32. It was issued on Monday, which
was the earliest time it could be issued,
but It did not get to him In time for
him to Indorse It. His representatives have
written to State Treasurer Moore to in
dulre whether the money can be paid to
his widow without an administrator being
The Treasurer has replied that he can
not lawfully pay the money due upon the
warrant to any person until that person
shows a legal right to receive It. Mrs.
Man' A. Baker will be appointed admin
istratrix and then the money will be paid
The question as to the legal status of
claims of Indian War Veterans who die
before they receive their share of the ap
proprlatlon from the state was recently
submitted to the Attorney-General. That
official had already held. that the appro
priation was for payment to veterans only
and not to their heirs or assigns. Thl3
meant that where veterans had died before
tho appropriation was made no one else
could secure their allowance.
When the new question was submitted
the Attorney-General held that a veter
an's right to the money vested at tho time
the appropriation bill became a. law and
that where veterans died after that time
their legal .representatives could collect
the money. One veteran has died since
the law went into effect and before his
claim was allowed, ana his representa
tlves will receive the money. Another,
Mr. Baker, hag died since the law went
Into. effect and after his claim was al
lowed, but before his warrant was paid.
and his representatives will also receive
Under this rule it Is thought that the
greatest degree of Justice will be done
without opening the way for payment of
a portion of the appropriation to persons
who should not receive it.
WILL NEED A RAILROAD.
Iron Dyke Mine Has No Cheap Ap
BAKER CITY, Of., June 13. (Special.)
It is reported here that there are 15 car
loads of machinery on the road for the
new mill and smelting plant to be erected
near the famous Iron Dyke mine, said to
have been purchased by the Ladd Metals
Company, of Portland.
In view of the fact that It will not be
possible to work this mine without the
construction of ' the Northwest Railroad
or some other road to the Seven Devils
country, there is some doubt about any
very extensive Improvements being made
In that section of the country.
It is also hinted that the new corpora
tion has purchased the smelting plant
erected near Welser in 190L but which
never turned a wheel or blew In a fire.
The purchase of the smelter at Welser
seems reasonable, provided, a railroad is
to be built down Snake River or from
here, so as to insure cheap transpor
tation of the ore and smelter products to
SHERMAN GRAIN SAVED BY "RAIN,
Farmers Are Awaiting- Dip Shipment
WASCO, Or., June 13. The steady
downpour of rain that began, here this
afternoon has completely dispelled all
fears, in regard to the wheat crop of
Sherman County. No rain had fallen
since January to amount to anything and
the farmers were alarmed.
The exceedingly hot weather for the
last week was twisting the blades of
wheat and burning brown spots where the
grain is thin. This brought prophecies
of short crops arid failures. Conservative
farmers sav- that the -wheat could have
stood two weeks' further drouth1 and hot
sunshine without material Injury.
Sherman County, although the smallest
J county in the state, is nert ts UwaMlla.
in wheat production. Last year It mark
eted 2.113.0S9 bushels. This year the in
creased, acreage seeded Is fully 15 per cent
and with the same yield per acre, the
little kingdom will send to Portland 2,
TWentyrtwo combined reapers have been
purchased by the farmers of Sherman
County this year, involving a cost of $2500
each. These new machines will arrive
from the factory next week and be de
livered to their owners along the line of
the Columbia Southern Railroad. As
wheat Is the principal Industry of the
county this investment will give an Idea
of how well It pays to raise wheat in
PROMISED TO FIX HIS STOMACH.
Bat IV. "YV. Starr, of Benten Coanty,
Mlnus Note, Still "Walts.
CORVALLIS, Or., June 13. (Special.)
Mr. and Mrs. W. TV. Starr, of Benton
County, were victimized recently by a
swindler. Mr. Starr Is afflicted with
chronic stomach trouble, and the swindler
convinced them that he was able to cure
the patient. He gave them a signed con
tract, in which he agreed to effect a per
manent cure, and for that received In
return a note for $40, signed by Mr. and
Mrs. Starr. He also agreed to send med
icine for use In treatment, but, though
the scheme was worked a month ago, no
medicine has been received.
The swindler gave the name of F.
Dusch. He claimed to represent a Port
land dispensary. The note he took was
drawn for five months, and was bank
able paper, though It was not cashed at
the bank where the Starrs do business
in Corvallls, concerning which Dusch
while at the house made Inquiry.
Dusch is known to -the authorities, and
Is wanted In other parts of the "Willam
ette Valley for similar operations.
XOT AUTHORIZED TO WRITE.
W. If. Yoanjr Repudiated by n. Life
EUGENE. Or.. June 13. (Special.) Con
stable Jack Smith left this morning on the
early train for Portland to take Into cus
tody a man named Yv. H. Young, who has
been arrested by the police of Portland on
a charge of obtaining money under false
The charg6 against Young Is one of
working life Insurance without authority.
It seems that some time ago he was in
Eugene soliciting life Insurance, and
claiming to be an authorized agent of the
New York Life Insurance Company. He
solicited Fred Lamb; of thta city, aad
finally wr6te him for a $5000 policy. As
nrst premium he received a check for $4a.
which he cashed and is alleged to have
appropriated to his own use.
It haB since developed that he was not
an authorized representative Of the com
pany, and that he was wanted by the
officers on charges for similar offenses
CARNIVAL AT GRANT'S PASS.
Preparations Making for Gar of a
GRANT'S PASS, Or.. June It (Special.)
"Wednesday-.. Thursday. Friday and Sat
urday, June 1, 18, 19 and 20. are dates for
the big Woodmen of the World Carnival
and Street Fair. The officials in charge of
the carnival have ecured many novel at
tractions. Including Arnold's big carnival
and midway shows.
A special train will be run from Med-
ford on Wednesday morning and It Is ex
pected 500 people from Medford and im
mediate vicinity will come on that dnt
Advices from all parti ef Southern Oregon
indicate that the crowd will be a record-
The Queen of the carnival. Miss C.
Rothermel. of Medford. will be crowned
ednesday, amid much pomp and
Business houses are being gaily decor
ated with the Woodmen colors.
OLYMPIA ASKED FOR A BONUS.
Cereal Food Men Promise to Erect a
OLYMPIA. Wash., June 13. (Special.)
A. H. Hammett and John Ball, represent
ing Eastern capital, have made a propo
sition to the Olympia Chamber of Com
merce to erect in this city a cereal food
plant to cost $1,000,000 arid employ 500 men
if the city will offer a bonus of $35,000 In
cash and land to the value of $35,000.
The proposition has been accented con
tlngent upon a favorable report as to the
ability and financial standing of the pro
Charles S. Reed, vrho lias re
signed ns member of the
Washington State Board of
Control to become superin
tendent of ,the Reform
School at Chehalis.
Jectors. The Chamber of Commerce . Is
already assured of over $25,000 In cash for
Incorporation Articles Filed.
SALEM. Or., June 13. (Special.) Ar--Hnioo
nf inmrnoratlon were filed In the
office of the Secretary of State this week
Mlnlne & Milllnsr- Com
pany, Eugene: $LO0d,O(X): Julius Goldsmith,
D. E. Rice. Phillip Starr.
Alaska Fish & Manufacturing Company,
Portland: $250,000; George S. Canfield, F.
TL Woodmansee, William Hawks.
United Savings & Investment Company,
Portland: $1500; A. a Going. C. a Going,
S. E. Going.
"MfBsnnin T.lirht Sn Water ComDanv. Port
land; $400,000; Joseph Simon, John M.
Gearm, F. R.. Olln.
Tillamook Driving Association. Tilla
mook; $2000; a E. Hadley, F. K. seals.
Hemlow Sardine Packing Company, As
toria; $50,000; W. T. Schoefield.. L. H.
Cordes. W. O. Hemlow, John Mattson, E.
Hankp W .T. Whfirrltv. W. A. Goodlh.
American Lumber Company, Astoria,;
$50,030; Frank Patton, N. D. Bain, F. L.
Parker, C L. Houston, J. B. ..Ferguson.
Armour Car Lines, Jersey City, N. J.t
declaration; $100,000; Samuel A. Herihg,
Tfirflani1 resident neent-
Organlzatlon fees for the week amount
ed to $340; total fees collect! irom cor
po rations during the week, $516.1Z.
Douglas Needs More Rain.
ROSEBURG, Of.-, June 12. (Special.)
Good rains have fallen In parts of this
county during the past two days, "bit In
most of the farming districts the showers
have been light More rain is needed. The
weather continues cool and cloudy. Some
hay has been cut; buf crep is gece rally
SAMUEL ROSENBMTT & CO
Corner- Third and Morrison Sts-
B6yrs Straw Hats
Elegant assortment of boys' and youths'
straw hats, and all the latest novelties in
wide-brim sailors for children.
25c to S2.50
BOYS' MADRAS NEGLIGEE SHIRTS, '
neat figures and stripes, one pair cuffs detach
able 50 Cents
WALKS OFFDOFOOT BLUFF
MAX ESGAM5S WITH BAl SHAKE-
VP AT OHI3GOX 'CITY.
Bahcti of TV1116ttj Checks 111 Fall
aad Prevent Hlra From Al
most Gertaia Death.
OREGON CITY. Or., June 13. (Special.)
"While lntoxlcatod. Dan Beef, of Sllverton,
walked off tha bluff at the foot of Fifth
street this afternoon and fell to the rail
road -track below, a distance of 90 feet, and
escaped uninjured. That the man s
caped "vrlth his life is miraculous, for the
bluff at the scene of the mishap Is almost
.precipitous and Is of rocky formation.
In falling Beer collided with a clump of
willows, that arrested his fall, or he
would surely have been dashed to death
on the railroad track. Beer has for a
number of years been employed on the
river steamers on the Willamette, and
came to this city thra momins irom jfori
la'nd. EXTRA. POWER FOR BAKER ItlGHTS
Daisley-Elkhorn Project Will Serve
BAKER CITY. Or., June-13. (Special.)
The machinery for the Baioley-Elkhorn
power plant Is most all here and the work
of. Installing It Is Belngr rushed as fast as
possible. A pipeline over a mile long
will convey the water from Rock Creek to
the .power plant site some distance seiow
the mouth of the tunnel, ori the Baker
City side of the mountain, where a num
ber of Pelton water-wheels will be used to.
generate electric power for the stamp
mill and the .Air comprcssere ror driving
the power drills in the mind and tunnel.
It would be almost Impossible to work
this mine at a profit If 11 was necessary to
depend on steam for power. The cost of
fuel alone would be prohibitory. With
electric power, generated by water, the
saving In the cost of power alone will be
sufficient to insure the working, of the
mine at a profit. All the mine workings
will be lighted by electricity.
The available water oower Is consid
erably more than enough to supply all the
power the mine will require. The surplus
power Is to be conveyed to this city, a
distance of some IS miles, where It will be
used to supply electricity for the lighting
of the city and for power purposes.
PRESIDENT LEA IS RE-ELECTED.
Albany College Appreciates His Good
ALBANY, Or., June 13. (Special.) The
annual meeting of the board -of trustees
of Albany College was held last evening.
President Wallace Howe Lee, who has
been connected with the college for many
years, was unanimously re-elected presi
dent of the institution, it Is largely due
to his management that Albany College
has attained Its present high degree of
Frank J. Miller, of Albany;, was re
elected president of the board oi trustees,
and J. P. Galbralth, of Albany, was re
There will be some changes In the fac
ulty of the college next year not yet an
nounced. SAVED FROX CERTAIN' DEATH.
Workman Caasht la Machinery of
BAKER CITY, Or., June 13. (Special.)
One of tho workmen In the lath mill of
the Oregon Lumber Company's big mill
at South Baker was saved from a. hor
rible death yesterday by the presence of
mind of a, fellow laborer. The man wai
working with dhe of the lath machines
when his coat sleeve was caught in the
The man struggled desperately td free
himself. His companion saw his predica
ment and gave the danger signal to the
engineer who Instantly stopped the en
gine. The tendons of the man's arm
were considerably wrenched and torn so
that It IS feared he will he badly crippled
MAXY TEACHERS EXAMINED.
Waahlastea Saaerlateadeat Reports
Over a TasBaaad Applicants.
OLYMPIA.. Wash., June 13. (Special.)
The -work of the May teachers' examina
tion was virtually completed br the Slate
Superintendent's office today. The exam
iners of the manuscripts began their wor
May 19, but It required until the l&h Inst.
for its completion; on account of the un
usually large number of applicants, there
being at least 3D more than at any prav
Jous examination, and at least 400 more
than at the average examination of. tha
past few years.
The number of applicants examined iras
1352. Certificates Issued, 759 1 nrst grade,
97; second grade, 347; third grade, 313.
SPEECHES OX SHORT XOTCCS.
Xovel Teat GIvea by Forest Grove
PACIFIC UNiVLfclRSITY, Forest Grove,
.Or., June 13. (Special.) An extempo
raneous prlae-spcaklng contest, the first
exercise of commencement week. Was held
la Brighton Chapel last night. First
UNEQUALED VALUES IN BOYS'
Boys Blouse Suits, in the finest assortment
of all the new fabrics such as fancy worsteds,
tweeds, chtviots, Scotch mixtures and serges.
All high-class workmanship. In all sizes
from 3 to 10 years.
Boys' Knee Pants
Ages 3 to 16 years. All-wool, plain and
fancy patterns. Worsteds, tweeds and
cheviots. Regular 50c and 75c values
BOYS' PURE WORSTED JERSEY
SWEATERS. In plain and fancy stripes
SI.OO to S2.50
.honors and jlO vrere awarded ts Harriet
Yoder, of the Junior class. W. B. Shlrely
was given second rank.
The subject of the speeches. "The Small
College In the Pacific Northwest," was
given to the participants only 24 hours
previous to the contest, and It was pro
vided that no speaker should commit any
portion of his remarks.
BUTTE MIXERS' DAY OFF.
Business Is Snsjteaded and Enthusi
asm Is Almndaht.
BUTTE, Mont, June 13, Everything
conspired to make Butte Mlnera' day,
1303, the most successful celebration ever
held In the hlato.ry of that great organ
ization. The weather conditions were fa
vorable, business generally was suspend
ed, immense crowds turned out to have
a-good time with the underground work
ers, and enthusiasm was unbounded.
The fact that this I.s the 25th anniversary
of the union's birth lent an added interest
to the affair. Little business was trans
acted In Butte today. Every mine In the
camp was closed, the smelters gave their
men a lay-off for the day, and the courts
The feature of the celebration, as In
former years, was the parade. Nearly
5000 men. of whom fully half were miners,
were In line. The hosts of organized labor
paraded different streets to the music of
three bands. The exercises of the day
were held In the Grand Opera-House, At
torney G. il. Bourquin and Dr. J. H. Mc
Carthy making the principal addresses.
The celebration closed with a grand ball
In the evening at Miners' Union Hall.
UP GL ARTY IS MADE SHERIFF.
Charles Billinss Declines to Succeed
Jesse T. Mills.
OLYMPIA. Wash.. June 13. fSneclaU
A letter declining the appointment qf
Sheriff, to succeed Jesse T. Mills, who has
been appointed to the State Board of
Control, was received by the County
Commissioners from Charles Billings to
day. Mr. Billings declines on the grounds
of personal and business reasons.
The board then selected Edward Mc-
Clarty as Sheriff. Mr. McCIarty has spent
most of his life' in this city, though he
was for six years In the regular Army.
He was with Roosevelt's Rough Riders
In Cuba, and was wounded In the battle
of San Juan. He also served In the Phil
ippines. He Is a young man. and was an appli
cant for the pjosltion, and Is considered
well fitted for the office of Sheriff.
BROKEX DITCH DOES DAMAGE.
Siskiyou Storm Sends Flood Upon
Southern Oregon Farm.
BEDFORD, Or., June 13, During the
big thunder storm which swept dVer the
Siskiyous last Wednesday night So much
rain tell that the 25-mile ditch of the
Sterling Mining Company was filled to
overflowing. The ditch broke at a pdlnt
above Andrew Cantrall's farm, on the Lit
tle Applegate, 25 miles from here. The
water flooded Cantrall's meadow, covering
It with debris, cutting gullies through It
and spoiling most of the- hay The dam
age to the ditch and the farm will be sev
eral, thousand dollars.- The cause of the
flood Is supposed to have been a cloud
burst MAY BE OXE OF THESE.
Body Found In Columbia Cannot Be
NORTH YAKIMA. .Wash., June 13.
(SpeciaL) The Investigation made by
Coroner Ta'ggard Into the death of the
man found on the banks of the Columbia,
15 miles north of North Yakima, did not
lead to his identification. He is supposed
to be either the Assessor of Northport,
who was drowned In the Columbia, or
the man who jumped oft the Monroe
street bridge at Spokane, or the engineer
who was drowned near Wenatchee a few
William Thiel, Indian War. Veteran;
ROSEBURG, Or., June 13. (Special.)
Hon. William Thiel, an Oregon pioneer of
the latter 40s, dropped dead of heart
failure at his home, near Yoncalla, In
this county. He was 75 years of age and
leaves a large family. He waa a native
of Germany, and a man of the strictest
Integrity. He was once a member of the
Oregon Legislature and served several
terras 68 County Surveyor of Douglas
County. He was also an Indian War
Miss Mamie Raadlctt.
SALEM, Or., Juke 13. (Special.) Miss
Mamie Rundlett, a. very popular young
lady, who had reslaed in thsl city all her
life, died this morning, aged 26 years.
Farms Damaged hy Flood.
VERNON, B C, June 13. A stream of
water swe.pt dw oh the ranchers in the
Mission Valley contiguous to Mission
Creek, in Okaatwan. The disaster was oc
casioned by a. cloudburst, which over
flowed the creek and dam. The damage Is
put down at everal thousand dollars,
the chief sufferers being Farmers Pease.
P rather and White. The member of the"
Assembly for tbedistiict. Price Ellison.
Immediately telegraphed to the govern
ment for aid, and Premier McBride In
structed the governnwot ayent to take all
necessary steps for relief. The water ran
riot over the valley, and the main street
of Kelowna was submerged.
Washington Lairs Soon to Issae.
OLYMPIA. Wash., June 13. (Special.)
Judging from the number of telegrams
and letters received by the State Auditor
and Librarian great inconvenience exists
among all county officials owing to the
delay In securing copies of the last session
laws. .The new county fee bill Is now In
effect, but the officers are nearly all Ig
norant of the many changes made,, and
their work is severely hampered.
The distribution of the laws Is entirely
In charge of the State Librarian, who ex
pects the first installment of the laws
from the printer tomorrow. Copies will
be mailed to all County Auditors within an
hour after receipt of them at the library.
Ball Too Small to Hold Him.
HOQUIAM, Wash,, June 13. (Special.)
James Andrews was arrested last night
by Marshal Fel on an affidavit sworn out
by G. Snelder, charging him with stealing
J70 from hl3 room. He was taken to the
police station, where, on hearing the evi
dence. Judge Warren . thought it insuf
ficient to hold him. So he was released on
ball amounting to J45, and partly on his
own recognizance. He was to appear for
trial at 10 this morning, but failed to do
The police have wired descriptions to th
large cities so nd doubt he will be caught.
Will Look Into Sasplclons Death.
OREGON CITY, Or., June 13. (Special.)
A man named Williams was found dead
In bed this evening at his residence three
miles east of Canby. Circumstances at
tending the finding of the body are re
ported to be suspicious and Coroner Hoi
man has gone to conduct an inquest.
Albany Indian War Veterans Paid,
ALBANY, Or.. June 13. (Special.) A
part of the $100,000 appropriated td pay the
claims of Indian War veterans has been
received In Albany. These are the first
payments received by residents of Linn
County.. W. J. Smith received ?31L75, and
J. B. McFarland 5140.
Rather Die Than Leave Rosehnrgr.
ROSEBURG, Or June 13. (Special.)
A dissolute character named Gannon,
alias Jim Glbbs, attempted suicide last
night by taking laudanum, on being or
dered out of town hy the Marshal. The
man was pumped out by Dr. Hoover.
Improvement of Hoqnlam Theater.
HOQUIAil, Wash.. June 13. (Special.)
Extensive repairs will be made on the
Hoquiam Theater, -which, -when finished,
will be second to none on the Coast.
Hoquiam boasts of the finest Opera-House
In the Northwest for Its size.
Hoqulnm Site for Union Mill.
HOQUIAM, Wash., June 13. (Special.)
The site for the new Union mill Is prac
tically secured on the East Side. This I?
the site which gives the company .26 acrei
of land and iiOO feet of waterfront. .
"When I can't see danger there is no
danger." That's the logic of the ostrich
which hides its head and exposes its
body to the hunter. There are not 1
few people who seem to have gone to
the ostrich to learn logic. The- nidat
dangerous enemies of humanity are the
enemies -which can't be seen, the disease
breeding microbes which infect the
blood. It is harder to get the microbe
out of the blood than to keep it out, but
Dr. fterce's Golden Medical Discovery
does both, by puri
fying the blood
and then keeping
If there are
eruptions on the
skin, boils, pim
ples, sores or other
signs ot impure
blood, use Doctor
ery, which will
purify the blood
and cure the
eruptions which come from it.
My blood was all out of order, and I Sad to go
to thr doctor," -writes Mrs. James K. Moss, New
London, Stanly Co.. N.C "He gave rac medi
cine which helped for a short time. In the
winter of 1895 1 got worse than 1 had ver been.
My tonsils were enlarged aji'i my neck swollea
all out of shape; iny throat was sore a fed I could
not cure It My husband went for the doctor,
but he gave me no encouragement. Kc helped
me a little, but it did not last long. He attended
me for twelve mouths, wHca I heard of a lady
whose cohditioa was life mine, who was taking
your medicine and was getting wejl. S I se
cured some of the medicine and began taking it.
In one week. I was able to d4 my cooking. Woes
I began" taking the medicine I could sit up only
a few-minutes at a time, and I could rest cr sleep
only a little while at a time: My thrarf-wai to
sore at times I could sot erea swallow sweet
milk, and ray tossits were, full ot little eating
sores. My left Mde was sweHea est of ,saape
and-I could hardly get my breath; The doctor
said I would sot get welt bat three battles of.
Dr. Pierce's Goldea Medteal Difeovery, three
bottles of bis. ' Pellets." three betUesofTk-.Saie's
Catarrh Remedy and the. ae of saltwater dM
the work aad cured sue."
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets cure ceii
gtipatkyi aad its coseeqiteaoee.