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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN, PORTLAND, DECEMBER 27, 1903.
Seattle College Singers Ar
rested at Spokane.
ARE CHARGED WITH LARCENY
Troubadours Say That Jealousy of
Ellensburg Youths of Their Social
Success Is the Cause of Their
SPOKANE. Wash., Dec. 26. (Special.)
As a res-ilt of an alleged college prank at
Ellensburg, four students from the State
University at Seattle were placed under
arrest in Spokane today by Sheriff Thomas
of Kittitas County. The boys arrested are
George "W. Sohms, Frank L. Wilt, G.
W. Millett and W. C. Kennedy. All are
members of the University Glee and Man
dolin Club, which is making a tour of
the state giving entertainments In the
Monday night the company appeared at
Ellensburg, and after the performance
some of the students saw a little of the
town. John Zipperer, proprietor of the
Horseshoe Saloon, alleges that the boys
Btole a number of billiard balls from his
place and Sam Pearson, another saloon
keeper, charges the theft of wine glasses
to the warblers.
Warients were sworn out, but before
the Sheriff could serve them, the company
was in Colfax, and from, there went to
Moscow. Sheriff Thomas arrived here to
day. The company gave a concert last
jjight and this forenoon the arrest oc
curred. The young men were very Indignant In
their denials of wrong-doing and every ef
fort was made to keep the names of the
prisoners from the public, even the Sher
iff declining to give out the names. Man
ager VanDorn said tonight that the trouble
had been adjusted And that the men were
released from, arrest. "VanDorn said:
"Yes, we may pay up something now so
as not to spoil our trip, but when we
get back to Seattle we will bring libel
suits against the saloonmen.
"I think the whole matter is a put-up
job by some Ellensburg fellows who are
jealous of us. While we were in Ellens
burg the Ellensburg girls gave us a dance
and danced with us, and some of the boys
there got Jealous. They just picked four
names of club members off the register
at random to get warrants for them."
MOBBED B STRIKERS.
Oregon Man Applied for Work in San
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 26. I. B. Small,
a recent arrival from Portland, is in the
city prison here charged with assault
with a deadly weapon and carrying con
cealed weapons. Ho had a brief conflict
with some striking restaurant men and
is tasting of the adversity that comes to
the so-called "scab" who collides with
unionism under the administration. Small,
in an interview, said:
"I arrived from Portland, Or., on
Thursday with my three children, the
oldest of whom is 14. I saw a notice In
a restaurant on Market street, 'We give
our help ?12 a week,' and, thinking I
might get some work for the children,
I went Inside. The proprietor told me
he had all the help he wanted, but
to come around in a day or two and
there might be a vacancy. As I went
out of the place the crowd hooted, called
me a 'scab' and asked me where I got
my whiskers. I told them that they were
my whiskers and that I always paid
my own way. At this one of them
jumped into me and" pushed me out of
the doorway and on to the sidewalk.
Then two came at me, one from each
side at the same time. One of them
hit me a heavy blow on the nose and
the other struck me on the Jaw. I
backed up against the wall of the build
ing and pulled a little S2-callber re
volver from my vest pocket and stood the
crowd off. I was bleeding profusely and
was alone, but not one of them came
nearer me than the outer edge of the
sidewalk. I usually carry a big Colt's
revolver, but left that at home In my
"After two or three minutes a couple
of policemen came up and arrested me.
I pointed out the two men who s.truck
me, but the policemen rerused to arrest
them. The crowd followed me to the
police station, where I again pointed
out the men and asked that they be ar
rested. This the police again refused to
Small is in search of his wife, who
eloped while the couple lived at Oswego,
Or., some time since.
BLOWS FOLLOWED ABUSE.
Quarrel at Colfax Sends One Man to
Jail, the Other to the Hospital.
GARFIELD. Wash., Dec 26. (Spe
xlaL) J. T. Penn, proprietor of the Mer
chants' Hotel, is confined to his bed
with a terribly disfigured face, and
Charles DIvett has been sent to the Coun
ty Jail at Colfax for assault with a deadly
weapon, as a result of an altercation at
the O. R. & N. depot last night.
The men, runners for different houses,
quarreled over two prospective custom
ers who alighted from the train. DIvett
abused Penn and finally swung his lan
tern with terrible force, striking Penn in
the face and knocking him down. A ter
rible gash was cut In Penn's nose and lip
and six stitches were required to sew up
DIvett is CO years old and bears a hard
reputation. He is terribly abusive when
angry and last Spring was beaten into
insensibility by J. E. Brown, whom he
"was publicly abusing on the street. DI
vett had Brown arrested and he was
fined $75 and costs. Later Brown shot T.
J. Turnbow and Is now in Jail awaiting
trial on a charge of assault with intent
to commit murder.
Today his former victim, DIvett, was
sent to the same jail to await trial on
a charge of assault with a deadly
weapon, and the former assailant and his
victim are in adjoining cells, both un
able to give bonds.
MISTAKEN FOR A DRUNK.
'Man With Fractured Skull Dies in
the Oakland Jail.
OAKLAND, Dec. 26. Despite the ear
nest appeal of an unknown nurse who
urged the police to remove Richard
Slbrian to the receiving hospital, the lat
ter was thrown Into a patrol wagon,
placed In a cell at the city prison, where
he remained unconscious all night and
was found dead about 6 o'clock this
morning. The action of the police was
in direct violation of the rules govern
ing the conduct of the department mem
bers and Chief of Police Hodgkins has
decided that the matter be thoroughly
Among the motley throng gathered
about the form of a young man was a
young woman whose name could not be
learned. She appealed to the policemen
to take him to the receiving hospital.
"This young woman claimed to be a
nurse," said Sid Wilson, a deputy In City
Treasurer Taylor's ofllce. She pronounced
the man injured and said that he ought
to be taken to a hospital. She made a
very earnest plea, but the officers seemed
to pay little heed to her words. One of
the men on the patrol wagon remarked
that It -was a case of 'Kins Alcohol, and I
then the limp form was thrown Into the
bottom of the wagon and quickly re
moved to the city prison- At the hos
pital, however, he told Steward Borchert
that he had engaged in a fight. Just
when Slbrian had a fight, with whom he
fought, or by whom he was knocked
down is not known at this time. An ex
amination of the body at the morgue this
morning discloses indications that the
man's skull is fractured.
Sibrlan was a young man of good fam
ily and connections, and the affair is
causing a sensation.
POCKET PICKED AT DANCE.
Cove Man Loses the Proceeds of a
LA GRANDE, Or., Dec. 26. (Special.)
On Christmas evening at the Cove, 16
miles from this city, Joe Trlpeer gave
a grand ball In his new two-story brick
building recently erected. All were en
joying a good time, when suddenly Mr.
Trlpeer, upon putting his hand in his
pocket, missed the pocketbook with the
money he had taken in selling tickets for
the dance, .amounting tot $117.
The crowd began to look for it, but
nothing was found but the empty pocket
book half way down the stairs loading
out of the hall, and Mr. Trlpeer had not
left the hall that evening. No clue has
been found of the missing money.
50TH ANNIVERSARY OF CHURCH
The West Union Baptist Association
Meets in Original Structure.
HILLSBORO, Or., Dec 26. (Special.)
The West Union Baptist Church Asso
ciation celebrated Its fiftieth anniversary
at West Union, a few miles north of this
city, yesterday. The original church
building, constructed over 50 years ago,
is still used as a place of worship. Dr.
J. F. Day, of Hlllsboro, delivered the ad
dress of the day.
THE XEW YEAR'S OREGOXIAN
Will be published on .Friday morning next.
First panoramic view of the 1805 Fair build
ings. Just as these buildings will appear In
perspective when finished, will be printed
In the New Year's issue. Full account of
the Exposition everything about Oregon.
Price per copy, postage prepaid to any ad
dress in the United States, Canada of Mex
ico, 0 cents.
John M. Waters.
BROWNSVILLE, Or., Dec 26. (Special.)
John M. Waters, who died here Thurs
day, was born near the banks of Lake
Erie, Ohio, January 2L 1S33, and emi
grated to California in 1S49, remaining
there until 1S53, when he came to Linn
County and built the first house at Har
risburg. On the third day after starting
across the plains he met with an acci
dent, which resulted in breaking his leg,
and he came the rest of the way on
In 1S5S he moved to Josephine County,
and one year later returned to Harrls
burg and purchased an Interest in the
Harrlsbaug flouring mills with Jack Hall.
In 1S77 he sold out and came to Browns
ville, purchasing the Brownsville flour
ing mills, changing It from a burr to a
roller mill. He afterward sold this and
assisted In building the Albany woolen
mill. He and a few others a little later
bult a 200-barrel flouring mill at Seattle,
which proved to be too large an under
taking for the capital at hand and they
closed out, Mr. Waters returning to
Mr. Waters was one of the pioneer
newspaper men of Oregon, having owned
the Oregon Dally Statesman at Salem In
the early days. He was married in 1S54
to Miss Ellen Moon, a pioneer of '52, who
He was an honored member of the Linn
County Pioneer Association and the Bap
tist Church, had served as Mayor of the
city. Councilman, County Commissioner,
and had held many other places of honor
and trust. He was a member of the blue
lodge, chapter and commander. A. F. &
A. M. and the A. O. U. W.
CORVALLIS, Dec. 26. (Special.)
Gustave Hodes, the oldest surviving busi
ness man of Corvallls, died yesterday.
He opened a gun store in the town In
August, 1857, and had conducted It con
tinuously ever since, having most of the
time until three or four years ago occu
pied the same building.
He was born in Prussia, January 23,
1826. and In 1855 emigrated to America,
settling in San Francisco. After two
years he removed to Portland, remaining
there from May until August, and then
removing to Corvallls. His age was 75
years, 11 months and 2 days. The sur
viving members of the family are the
widow, a son, Hubert Hodes, and a
daughter, Mrs. G. W. Denman. all of
Corvallls. A brother, Clem Hodes, re
sides at Eugene. Mr. Hodes' Illness be
gan last Monday, and was not considered
serious until Wednesday.
Walter R. Lilly.
FOREST GROVE, Or., Dec 26. (Spe
cial.) Walter R. Lilly died at his homo
at Gales Creek today, of a lingering lung
ailment, aged about 55 years. He was
born In West Virginia and was married
to Miss Belle Sharp in Kansas in 1880.
Nineteen years ago, with his wife, ho
moved to Washington County, where he
had resided ever since. A widow and
the following children, all of Gales
Creek, survive him: Charles, Clarence,
Howard, Norman, Rife, Mamie and Maud
L. C. Dubois.
SALIDA, Colo., Dec 26. L. C. Dubois,
a prominent mining man, is dead of
pneumonia at his home in this city, aged
33. Mr. Dubois was well known in min
ing circles throughout the West, and
took a leading part in the development
of Tonopah, Nev. He also was superin
tendent of a mill at Delamar, Nov., for
several years. A widow and one child
Nicolai C. Schou.
VANCOUVER. B. C, Dec 26. Nicolai C.
Schou, assistant editor of the Victoria
Colonist, who died suddenly Christmas
eve, six years ago married Miss Fisher,
Notable Musical Event,
PACIFIC UNIVERSITY, Forest Grove,
Dec 26. (Special.) The Christmas con
cert rendered by the pupils of the Con
servatory of Music at Pacific Univer
sity. December 19. was one of the finest
musical events given in the state this
Winter. The programme included both
vocal and Instrumental numbers of the
The slmrinc was charmlnir. Th audi
ence was more than pleased and respond
ed to every number with hearty and well
deserved applause. It would be impossi
ble to select any particular number for
special praise without doing injustice to
the remainder of the programme. How
ever, the "Ave Maria," sung by 11 young
women, with a violin obligato, by Pro
fessor Chapman, was perhaps the cli
max of It all. Those present were de
lighted with the number and tendered a
Miss Waggener, in her rendition of
Chopin's waltz, Ab. Op. 42, and in a duet
with Professor Chapman, Beethoven's
sonata. Op. 24, proved herself to be an
artist of rare ability. Miss Clapp, in
Chopin's Polonaise, Op. 40, was also de
serving of praise. In "Sunset," by "Dud
ley Buck, Mrs. McEldowney's beautiful
contralto voice was at Its best, and Mr.
Fletcher rendered Bonn's "Still as Night"
in a way that left nothing to be desired.
On the whole, this concert was the best
that has ever been given by Pacific's
BLOWN UP BY GASOLINE
IDAHO WOMAN WAS CLEANING
HER WINDOW CURTAINS.
Moves Tub, In Which There Was
Considerable Oil, Near Stove,
With Disastrous Results.
WEISER, Idaho, Dec 26. (Special.)
By an explosion of gasoline today Ihe
residence of J. D. Audley Smith was bad
ly wrecked and burned and Mrs. Smith
received serious burns on the hands and
Mrs. Smith, was engaged in cleaning
window curtains with gasoline, having
on a pair of rubber gloves. Sho was
using a tub with considerable oil, in
which she was jostling the clothes. It
being rather cold on the porch, where she
had the tub, she carried it into the
kitchen, where there was a hot fire.
In a moment there was an explosion
and the room was in flames. With the
assistance of neighbors who heard the
explosion and were quickly on the scene,
the furniture was removed from the
house and when the fire department ar
rived the flames were extinguished. The
damage will amount to t$400 or $500. The
building was insured for $1000.
GRAVELLE'S GENERAL DENIAL
Story of Trip to Northern Part of
State Not Substantiated.
HELENA, Mont, Dec 26. In tho
Isaac Gravelle case today the defendant
occupied the stand all day. His direct
examination lasted about three hours,
and when court adjourned he was still
under cross-examination. Gravelle de
nied having been at any of the places
where dynamite was exploded on tho
track and said he was never in Living
ston, where the bridge was injured, and
gave a detailed account of his move
ments in August and September, testify
ing that he was out of town when the
explosions took place In the vicinity of
Helena. 150 miles from the scene.
He denied writing or sending any
threatening letters, denied conversations
with witnesses who have testified to Gra
velle's confessions, and also denied hav
ing sent any threatening letters out of
the Jail. On cross-examination he stuck
closely to this story, and he has so far
avoided contradicting his original story.
The only point brought out by the state
in his examination is that he in his nu
merous alleged trips in the northern part
of the state did not meet or talk to any
one who could substantiate his story of
a visit to that section.
LAWBREAKERS GET THE BIRDS
Lane Sportsmen Do Not Believe Law
Will Be Effective.
EUGENE, Or., Dec 26. (Special.) The
new law enacted by the special session
of the Legislature, prohibiting the killing
of Denny pheasants for the next two
years. Is the subject of much comment
in this vicinity, especially among sports
men. The law does not appear to meet
The argument Is advanced that It has
not been the shooting of these birds law
fully that has been the means of reduc
ing their numbers, and that If the old
law had been rigidly enforced there would
have been no occasion for further re
strictions. It is generally admitted that these birds
have been killed contrary to law, which
accounts for their present scarcity, and
If illegal shooting has been in vogue under
the old law It will continue under the new.
OLDEST WOMAN ON
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MRS. MARY WOOD, AGE 110 YEARS, AND HER DESCENDANTS.
HILLSBORO, Or., Dec. 2C (Special.) The oldest woman on the Pacific
Coast, the bell of East Tennessee a century ago. and at one hundred and sweet
sixteen not a bad-looking elderly lady. Mrs. Man Wood is enjoying her old
age, surrounded by great-grandchildren. In her Hllslboro home. A group pic
ture, recently taken, shows tho babies of the family in four generations Mrs.
Mary Ramsey Wood, born in Eastern Tennessee on May 20, 1787: Mrs. Catherine
Wood Reynolds, born in Nashville, Tenn., October 14, 1830, the youngest daugh
ter of Mrs. Wood; Mrs. Jennie Reynolds Olsen. born in Hlllsboro, January 13,
18G5, the granddaughter; and Miss Gertha Olsen, also born in Hlllsboro on July
8, 1800, great-granddaugnier, a family circle In which the youngest, a young
lady, is over 100 years younger than Its oldest member.
Until recently the centenarian really did not know how old she was, a
reputedly femlnle falling, in this instance owing to the family records having
gone to the bottom of the river in rafting across a stream when she came to
Oregon In 1840, but she believed herself to have been born six years later until
a cousin in Missouri found a Bible giving her birth entry, with the date May
20, 1787. x
Fifty years and over ago, when Mrs. Wood kept the Washington House,
Hillsboro's first hotel. It was remarked how active she was in riding
horseback over tho country for a person of her ago, and Henry Wehrung, now a
white-haired old man, recalls in his boyhood having first met Grandma Wood,
and that she then was grayhalred and venerable. The late Representative
Tongue visited Knoxvllle, Tenn., on one of his trips to Congress, and there met
several old people who remembered her, ail as having been an old woman'wben
they were children.
Here, indeed. Is an exception to the Psalmist's limit of days to threescore
and ten years, for she has prolonged hers post fourscore, beyond fivescore to
nearly slxscore, nor are they apparently a sorrow, for she takes a lively interest
in all passing around, dally with her 'cane exercises in walking, seeks to Instill
in her great-grandchildren habits of thrift and economy, and In good health,
with unimpaired hearing and fair memory, is not at all childish, but more
active and vigorous than many 50 years younger. Her mother lived to bo 103,
and to Mrs. Wood it seems perfectly natural that she should be long-lived. So
she looks forward to coming yeurs, and it Is not at all unlikely that she who
as a young woman heard of Lewis and Clark's exploration of the Oregon Coun
try will be present as one of the most Interested spectators and Interesting spec
tacles at the centennial anniversary of that important event.
NewYork Dental Parlors
Fourth and Morrison Sts.
Teeth extracted and filled absolutely
without paia by our late scientific meth
ods. No sleep-producing agents or cocaine.
These are the only dental parlors in Port
land that have the patent appliances and
ingredients to extract, fill and apply gold
crowns and porcelain crowns, undeteatabl
from natural teeth and warranted for ten
years, without the least particle of pain.
Geld crowns and teeth'without plates, gold
fillings and all other dental work don
painlessly and by specialists.
Goll crowns, $5; full set teeth. $5; brldg
work, $5; gold nlUn. up; silver filling.
New York Dental Parlors
MAIN OFFICE FOURTH AND MORRI
SON STS.. PORTLAND.
Branch Office, 614 1st av.. Seattle.
8:30 X 1L to 6 P. M.: Sundays, 8:30 A. M.
to 3 P. M.
With the same enforcement in future as In
tho past there will be no protection to
The only difference Is that hunters who
respect the law have been allowed to get
a few shots every year, but la the future
they will get none, and the law violators
'nlll get all the birds Instead of the major
portion of them.
LUMBERMEN ENTER PROTEST
Ask Lane County Board to Reduce
Valuation on Timber Lands.
EUGENE, Or., Dec 26. (Special.) Two
of the most Important complaints to be
made before the County Board of Equali
zation, which has been in session this j
week, were made by A. D. Hyland and the j
Booth-Kelly Lumber Company. They ask
for a reduction in the assessed valuation !
of their large timber holdings.
Assessor Burton has assessed timber
lands at an average valuation of S3 per
acre, which Is considerably higher than j
they have been assessed before, but the j
Assessor Deneves none too nign m view
of the .fact that most lands valuable for
timber are held by the owners at from
$10 to $20 per acre and many sales have
been made at $12 per acre.
The complainants argue that $2 per acre
would be a fair average valuation for as
sessment. SOLD LIQUOR TO MINORS.
Arrest of Drunken Boys Leads to Fin
ing of Saloonkeeper.
OREGON CITY, Or., Dec. 26. (Special.)
W. E. Wilson, a local saloonman, was
today fined $10 for selling liquor to a
minor. Wilson pleaded guilty to the
charge. The arrest of G. H. Young, another-
liquor dealer, was caused on the
same charge, but Raymona Lee and Art
Ball, the minors to whom the Intoxicants
were sold, explained that they made the
purchase at WJlson's place of business,
whereupon Young was released.
The arrest of the saloonmen today was
the sequel of the arrest last night of
' young Lee and Ball on the charge of be
ing drunk and disorderly. They were
making themselves objectionable on the
streets by using profane language, and
THE PACIFIC COAST
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Which Is Your Lot?
During the past eight months more than one-half of
all the lots in the accompanying plat have been sold, not to
speculators, but to bona fide home-builders.
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6 7 6 5 4 3 2 I
MAKE YOUR SELECTION NOW, BEFORE ALL
THE CHOICE LOTS ARE SOLD
Holladay Park Addition is-the most attractive residence
district in Portland. It is new, select and highly improved.
Concrete sidewalks, sewers, graveled streets, gas and water
mains all laid in advance of- building.
See Holladay Park Addition for yourself, then call on us
for full information, prices and terms of sale.
The Title Guarantee & Trust Co.
6 and 7 Chamber of Commerce
when arraigned before Mayor DImIck to
day were fined $23 each. Because of the
faqt that It was their first onense, tne .
fines were reduced to $2.50 each pending J
following tne release 01 me oojs ,
J-tCt;, L U1UIUCI UL UUC UL lllt-wi, U1UJI.U nut-
rants to be Issued for the xirrest of the
saloonmen on the charge of illegally sell
Expensive Bay City Lots.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 2C Herbert B.
Law has bought the Bishop property on
Market street for $11000,000. This news will
excite much Interest. Law pays about
$7000 per front foot. He acquires one of
the best-known buildings and sites in San
Francisco. The property Is on the south
line of MatKet street. It is separated j
from the Palace Hotel by Annie street
and abuts on the Hearst building, at the
corner of Market and Third streets. It
runs through to Stevenson street.
The rate paid for the MacKay property
at Market and Fourth streets by a syndi
cate was about $6600 per front foot. The
site next to the Palace Hotel brings $400
per foot more, though cornering on a
street of little commercial Importance.
The seller is Mrs. Mary Cunningham
Bishop, of New York. It Is understood
that the purchaser will put up a sky
scraper on the site.
Looking for Japanese Murderer.
VANCOUVER. B. C. Dec. 2C The po
lice have traced up the circumstances
surrounding the murder of Kamezan. the
Japanese, on Christmas, and It 13 prob
able that the arrest of the murderer
will be made tomorrow.
Kamezan was found lying dead on a
railway track near Chinatown. He had
been embroiled In a quarrel in an Orien
tal gambling joint and fled from there,
pursued by another Japanese. The lat
ter overtook him at the railway track
and Is alleged to have done the murder.
Kamezan had been losing money In the
game and stnrted the quart el. The po
licy are now looking for the Japanese
who is blamed for wielding the knife
which killed his countryman.
Mrs. E. A. Sears.
COTTAGE GROVE. Or., Dec. 26. (Spe
cialsMrs. E. A. Sears, aged 73 years,
died at the home of her son, James
Sears, this morning from a complica
tion of heart trouble and pleurisy. She
was born in Charleston, 111., In 1S30. and
married Joseph Sears at Fairfield, la.,
in 1S4S. They emigrated to Oregon In
1SC0 and settled In Southern Oregon, J
where thoy resided for many years. Her
hubsand died in 1SS0. Four children were
born to them. They are:
Mrs. M. C. Lewis, of Wildervllle. Or.;
Mrs. E. S. Cogswell, of Klamath Falls;
J. A. Sears, of Portland, and James
Sears of this place.
O. R. &. N. Cases Compromised.
ASTORIA. Or., Dec. 26. (Special).
Judge McBride adjourned the short term
of the Circuit Court this evening. Tho
only business done today ivas to dis
miss the suits brought some time ago
by the O. R. & N. Company against a
number, of local parties to determine
the title to certain lots lying between
the company's wharf in this city and
the shore line. The cases were compro
mised outside the court.
Damages for Dog Killed by Car.
VANCOUVER, B. C, Dec. 26. C. W.
Minor, of Victoria, who claimed $1000 for
the loss of his dog, Rex Montez. has been
awarded $200. The dog was fatally In
jured "fay a street car, and Its owner sued
the British Columbia Electric Railway
Company for the sum first named. The
Jury gave him one-fifth of the amount
Balmy Day in San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 26. Christmas
in this city was one of the finest days of
the year. The sun shone from a cloudless
sky, the thermometer being about 60 de
grees in the shade. Fifty members of the
Olympic Club visited the ocean beach and
Golden Gate Park was thronged all day,
many families picnicking on the grass.
Masons All Will Go to Church.
OREGON CITY, Or., Dec. 26. (Special.)
Sunday afternoon the Masons of Ore
gon City and vicinity will attend in a
body services at St. Paul's Episcopal
Church in commemoration of the festival
of St. John. The pastor. Rev. P. K. Ham
mond, will deliver a sermon appropriate
to the anniversary.
Angus McPhail Sentenced to Hang.
EVERETT, "Wash., Dec 26. (Spe
cial.) Augus McPhali ha3 been sen
tenced to be hanged for the murder of
Fred Alderson, shot in Darrlngton some
months ago. The case will be appealed.
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MASONS' GOLDEN JUBILEE
TUALITY LODGE, AT HILLSBORO,
HOLDS SPECIAL EXERCISES.
Judge Hare Gives a History of the
Organization, and Calls Up
HILLSBORO, Or., Dec. 26. (Special.)
The golden jubilee of Freemasonry In
Washington County made notable today's
St. John's day Installation of the offi
cers of Tuallty Lodge, No. 6, chartered by
the grand lodge of Oregon, June 15, 1S53,
and Instituted August 20 of the same year.
Judge W. D. Hare, ex-Collector of Cus
toms at Astoria, and for a third of a
century prominent In public life la Oregon,
well-known In fraternal circles and a
past grand master workman of the A. O.
U. W., as well as a great grand master
of Masons in Tuallty Lodge 41 years ago,
was the semi-centennial orator.
He told of the formation of the
grand lodge of Oregon, September
13 1S31, by Multnomah lodge. No.
1. of Oregon City (chartered by
Missouri. October 19. 1S46). The charter
did not reach Oregon until 1S49, the gold
excitement taking the original custodian
to California, and It was finally brought
here by Captain Joseph and Oren Kellogg,
the little trunk which contained It now
being In the Historical Society's museum.
He also told of the Institution of "Wil
lamette Lodge, No. 2 of Portland (a Cali
fornia lodge of 1S50), and LaFayette. No.
3 (also having a California charter, grant
ed In 1S51), and of the charter Issued by
the newly-constituted grand lodge to
Salem. No. 4. In 1S52, to Olympla. No. 5,
now under the grand lodge of "Washing
ton and Instituted the same year, and to
Tuallty, No. 6, In 1S53. The Judge de
scribed primitive conditions In Hlllsboro,
then with only a half dozen houses In the
John Elliott, second grand master and
owner of a donation land claim near
Beaverton, now In possession of St.
Mary's Home, was instituting officer. The
next ear he was killed by a falling tree
and burled In North Portland before that
village had a cemetery. This was Its first
Masonic funeral and was conducted by
T. J. Dryer, of The Oregonian.
Tuallty Lodge's charter members were
Dr. Ralph "Wilcox, clerk of the United
States Court, worshipful master; "William
S. Caldwell, a merchant, senior warden;
Charles Merrill, a farmer, junior warden;
Milton Tuttle, Forest Grove's first Jus
tice of the Peace and of whom tradition
records that he once sentenced a man to
the penitentiary, secretary; Henry Black,
a farmer, treasurer; Fred DeWltt. farmer,
tyler, and Israel Mitchell, the County
Surveyor. All except Caldwell and Tuttlo
are yet commemorated by the names of
their donation land claims.
In the 50 years the lodge has been ruled
by 22 worshipful masters. The first initiate
was R. E. "Wiley, then Sheriff, October 21,
1S53, and since then 203 have been made
Masons, of whom 63 are known to have
died, whilejthe present membership is 7L
In Its original territory have been formed
Holbrook Lodge, No. 30, of Forest Grove,
and Beaverton, No. 100. The first affiliate
was D. C. Kuder, in 1856.
The first member to die and the first
Mason to be buried In the Hlllsboro Ma
sonic cemetery was Simon O'Brien, on
October 30, 1S66. The oldest living mem
ber is Henry "Wehrung, father of Ore
gon's general superintendent at the St.
Louis Exposition, who by special dispen
sation was initiated, passed, raised and
installed into office on St. John's Day,
1S55. Almoran Hill, of Gaston, who demlt
ted, and now Is a member of the lodge
at Forest Grove, was made a Mason in
For its first two years the lodge was
held In a room over "W. S. Caldwell's
store, where the "Wehrung block now is;
next in the upper part of the Tualatin
Hotel, then owned by Henry "Wehrung;
afterward In a hall It built, and in 1S91
the present substantial -two-story brick
temple was put up.
Mr. Hare spoke feelingly of the depart
ed brethren, especially the late Congress
man Tongue, for three terms master and
twice a grand orator. Dr. F. A. Bailey,
for the fifth time was installed master,
and ex-County Clerk J. A. Imbrle and ex
District Attorney V. N. Barrett, both
past masters, respectively senior and
junior wardens. Tualatin Chapter, No. 31,
Order of the Eastern Star, installed at
the same time Mrs. J. D. Merryman, J.
A. Imbrie and Mrs. H. V. Gates, as' Its
three principal officers, and a banquet
was served to the craft and numerous
At Vancouver Barracks.
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26 Major Robert K. Evans returned from
"Washington yesterday, and resumed his
duties as Adjutant-General of the depart
ment, relieving Captain D. B. Gaillard,
who was in temporary command during
his absence of six weeks.
Captain James M. Graham, Nineteenth
Infantry, after delivering his prisoner to
the commanding officer at Alcatraz Isl
and, will take a leave of absence for 16
Second Lieutenant Gilbert M. Allen.
Nineteenth Infantry, has gone on a 20
days' leave of absence.
In accordance with Instruction from the
Secretary of "War. Philip C. Kelly, Eighth
Battery. Field Artillery, has been sent
to Fort Riley. Kan., to begin with the new
class the first of the year the course of
instruction at the training school for
farriers and horseshoers there.
Captain "William C. Kenby has taken a
detachment of 23 Coast Artillery recruits
to Fort Flagler for the Twenty-sixth Com
pany of Coast Artillery. .
t The two soldiers of the Eighth Battery
who created a disturbance in one of the
Vancouver cars last month have been
tried by the general court-martial and
found guilty of disorderly conduct. one
being sentenced to be reduced to the
j ranks and pay a fine of $10 a month for
1 six months, and the other for -assaulting
I a street-car conductor and a civilian was
sentenced to hard labor for four months
and to pay a fine of $40.
t THE EW YEAU'S OREGONIAN
Will bo published on Friday morning next,
first panoramic view of the 1905 Fair build
ings, just as these buildings will appear in
perspective when finished, will be printed
in the Xtw Year's Issue. Tull account of
I the Exposition ery thing about Oregon.
j Trlco per copy, postage prepaid to any ad
dress in the United States, Canada of Mex
ico, 9 cents.
DEPOSITORY LAW NOT LEGAL.
Idaho Supreme Court Declares Re
cent Act Unconstitutional.
1 BOISE. Idaho. Dec. 26. The State Su
preme Court today handed down an opin
ion holding the state depository law un
constitutional. The act was passed at the
last session of the Legislature and pro
vided that the balances carried by the
State Treasurer should be deposited In
banks designated by a State Board of De
posits, consisting of the Governor, Audl-
1 tor and Attorney-General, such banks to
give security and to pay interest on daily
State Treasurer Coffin contested the law
and has won the case. The court finds
the title of the act i3 Insufficient, no other
1 point being passed on.
SMALLPOX RAGES AT LORANE
t Stricken School Teacher and Christ
mas Entertainment Spread Disease.
j COTTAGE GROVE, Or.. Dec. 25. (Spe
clal). Word was received from Lorane
this morning that there are at least a
dozen cases of smallpox in that vicinity.
The epidemic is of such a mild form
1 that they don't pay much attention
j The school teacher was recently seized
with this plague, but kept on with his
work and now the whole neighborhood
' has It. On Christmas eve a Christmas
tree and entertainment was the occasion
1 of a large assembly of people at tho
. Granger Hall.
. Everybody went, regardless of small
' pox, and the disease is scattering in all
BURIED UNDER MASS OF ROCK
Coal Creek Miner Is Suffocated to
VANCOUVER, B. C, Dec. 26.
Stephen Hunter was killed by an acci
dent in fo. 1 mine. Coal Creek, near
Fernle, on Thursday night. Hunter and
Thomas Porter were In the first north
level of the mine. About 9 o'clock the
roof caved in and 40 tons of rock, coal
and slack fell upon and around the un
Twenty men worked till 11 o'clock be
fore the body was recovered. Not a bono
was broken. The cause of death was suf
focation. Householder Captures Burglar.
NEW "WESTMINSTER, B. C, Dec. 26.
(Special). Robert "Way was arrested
lest night for burglarizing the home of
Robert Moore at "Westminster Junction.
Moore was aroused by a noise in the
house about midnight- He discovered
"Way maklrg away with the silver and
captured him by Jumping on him from
behind. Constable Scott was called and
brought the man to Westmlnstftr Jail to
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