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    THE SUNDAY JDBEGOISIAN, POBTLAND, aANXJAKY- 22, 1905.
NO LAW AT PRIMARY
Acts Regulating Nominations
. Are Repealed,
OLD PARTY PLAN IN FORCE
Naming of Candidates for Portland
Election Next Spring Will Not
Be Controlled by
- Statute.
SALEM, Qr., Jan. 2L (Special.) Pri
maries lor municipal elections in Oregon
this Spring will be managed according to
the old-time party system before the pri
mary laws of 1S31 and 1901 were enacted.
Both those laws were repealed when the
direct primary law was enacted last June
under the initiative amendment to . the
constitution.
The direct primary law provides that no
elector can vote at primaries unless he
has registered his party affiliation. Per
haps only 5 per cent of the electors in
the towns affected are so registered, and
the 95 per cent will have no opportunity
no to register until the Spring of 1206. Be
cause of this fact, the Attorney-General
of Oregon has held that the direct pri
mary act will not be operative until after
the registration of 1906.
The Legislature will doubtless amend
the law, so as to make It effective in
municipal primaries 90 days after adjourn
ment. But that will be after the Portland
primaries, if any shall be held. The
amendment could be made to apply to the
Portland primaries by means of an emer
gency clause, but the Legislature is not
likely to put such a declaration Into the
bill, owing to the opposition of political
chiefs In Multnomah County, and of lead
ers of the Direct Primary Nominations
League, which promulgated the bill for
the act.
The former are hostile to the act, any
how, while the latter contend that an
emergency docs not exist because direct
primary nominations in Portland are not
necessary to the immediate preservation
of the public peace, health or safety.
As to Lockwood's Bill.
But forth comes C. E. Lockwood one
of the framers of the law, the self-same
gentleman whose bill to amend and to
declare an emergency was Introduced last
week by Representative Capron and
yanked out again by Capron when he per
ceived its contents to depose and say
that application of the law to the Port
land primaries is necessary for the pres
ervation of the public welfare and safety,
because the preamblo of the law uses
those very words. Mr. Lockwood In his
Inside pocket has the words inclosed in
blue-pencil brackets. They run as follows:
"It is as necessary for the preservation
of the public welfare and safety that there
shall be a free and fair vote and an honest
count, as well a secret ballot, at primary
elections, as it Is that there shall be a
free and fair vote and an honest count, in
addition to the secret ballot, at all elec
tions of public officers. ... It Is neccs
essary for the public welfare and safety
that every practical guaranty shall be
provided by law to assure the people gen
erally, as well as the members of the sev
eral parties, that political parties shall be
fairly, freely and honestly conducted. In
appearance as well as in fact." v
These words in the preamble, Mr. Lock
wood says, were written by W. S. U'Ren,
a high dignitary of the league, who, he
declares, now goes back on them, announcing-that
no emergency exists within
the definition of the constitution.
Law Not Yet Effective.
The direct-primary law was Intended to
take the place of the acts of 1891, which
applied to municipalities of 2500 or more
persons, and of 1901, which applied to
cities of 10,000 or more inhabitants. With
out amendment by the Legislature, it will
not bo effective until after the registra
tion of 1906. Two ways to amend are
open ono to authorize new registration
before the next municipal elections; the
other to remove the registration require
ment. The first alternative is followed In
the bill now before the Legislature, Intro
duced by Huntley of Clackamas. The
other was followed In the bill of Lock
wood, which was Introduced by Repre
sentative Capron, last week, and with
drawn soon after.
The Huntley bill carries no emergency
clause. Advocates of the second alterna
tive aver that it Is necessary to the con
stitutionality of the act, because as the
act stands, registration of an elector's
party affiliation Is prescribed as a neces
sary qualification for voting at the pri
maries. This requirement is held to "be
contrary to the constitution.
For encouragement of the educa
tional conventions to be held in Port
land this year at the Lewis and Clark
Fair. Senator Loughary has Introduced
a bill providing that County School Su
perintendents may dispense with
county Institutes In 1905, and that
teachers who attend the educational
meetings in Portland may be credited
with Institute attendance.
Senator Smith, or Umatilla, has In
troduced a bill providing that County
Courts shall appoint a bee inspector,
when three keepers of bees, ask that
such appointment be made. The bee in
spector is to have power to examine
.all hives and other bee-keeping-appliances
and determine whether they arc
infested with "foul brood" or other
diseases to wiiich boos full nrey. Hives
or other appliances condemned by the
Inspector are to be destroyed by the
owner, who will be subject to a fine of
?:.0 if he fails to obey the law. The bill
provides no compensation for the bee
inspector.
For the care of wayward girls. Sen
ator Malarkcy has introduced a bill
for an appropriation of 510.030 nor
year, the money to be paid to reputa
ble institutions which engage in the
work of supporting and reclaiming
such girls. For each girl kept, the In
stitution is to receive 5S4 por year.
Senator Tuttle has introduced a bill
appropriating ?S000 for Lewis and
Clark memorial monuments, one to blT'
erected at old Fort Clatsop and the
other on the site of the old salt cairn,
near Seaside. The money is to be ex
pended under the direction of the Ore
gon Historical Society. A similar bill
has appeared In the House.
No Change in Fishing Laws.
OREGON CITY, Or.. Jan. 21. (Spe
cial.) Forty-two fishermen of this vl
c inity today petitioned the Legislature
not to disturb the existing fish laws
of the state. The petition, which will
be preuonted to the proper committees
through the Clackamas County dele
gation, is as follows:
OREGON CITY. Or.. Jan. IS. 1005.
"V. the undrrslrnpd citizens and rreldents
of the County of Clackamas, State of Ore
son, rngagrd in Jihhliifr. do most rrFpfct
fully represent that at r mefUns of thn
fit-hermen of ald County of Claokama. hfld
tho above dat the matter of If Relation
for the protection and promotion of the
nUlnc Industry of the state was thorough
l discussed, and said meeting was unani
mous in concluding that the fishtn? Inter
ests would be best subserved by allotting
the lews of ihe state regulatlnc said In
dustry to remain a they now are, believing
that a strict enforcement and observance
of oor rrescnt laws would remedy all ex
UUnc grievance and accomplish all that
la necessary to' promote, . encourage and
maintain said industry.
And to that end we would petition your
rrifnt tii. Trinile in the nresent flshlnc law I
of the state.
FOR RAILWAY. COMMISSION.
Senator Russell Puts in Resolution,
Calling for Its Creation.
OLYMPIA, Wash., Jam, 21. (Special.)
There are indications that the members
of both branches of the Legislature m are
Just spoiling cast their votes In favor
of a railway commission bill.
Today Senator Russell Introduced a con
current resolution calling for greater dil
igence on the part -of the House and Sen
ate railroad committees In the considera
tion of the railway commission bills al
ready Introduced.
The resolution was adopted by the Sen
ate, transmitted to the House and adopt
ed by that body without opposition. It
reads as follows:
Be it resolved, by the Senate, the House
concurring. That, whereas the Legislature
of the State of "Washington has been in
session two weeks and the announcement of
these several committees has been made
for more than one week; and.
Whereas. Since the time of convening of
the Legislature there has been Inaugurated
Into the executive chair of the state a man
who Is whw In council, fearless In Ihe exe
cution of his duties and faithful to tho
promise made to his people; and, '
Whereas. There have been numerous re
quests from ail parts of the state for the
enactment of legislation providing for the
appointment of a railroad commission, as
surances having been made that such legis
lation would be enacted; and,
"Whereas, The Governor In his message to
the Legislature recommended the enactment
of such legislation, and expressed a willing
ness to -sign such a measure and to ap
point such a commission; and.
Whereas," Among the first bills introduced
at this session were bills providing for the
establishment of such commission and the
appointment of such commissioners; and.
Whereas, Notwithstanding these facts
there has been no call for a joint meeting
of the committees to which these bills have
been referred; therefore, be It
Hesolved. by the Senate, the Houie con
curring. That the committee on railroads
and transportation of each department of
this body be Instructed to meet In joint ses
sion not later than Tuesday of next week
for the purpose of considering the various
measures referred, to the end that the
promises made their constituents may not
be regarded as political promises and the
Legislature appear negligent in Its duty.
"Eleven bills were introduced -in the
House. They cover a variety of subjects.
One Is an anti-cigarette bill; another ex
tends the operation of the labor-lien law,
and another provides for the furnishing
of free copies of Supreme Court decisions
to parties in interest.
An appropriation bill by Lambert pro
vides for the construction of a wagon
road from Marble Mount, in Skagit Coun
ty, to Barron, In Whatcom County, at a
cost of J2p,000. The proposed road is In
tended to give an outlet to the Slate
Creek and Mount Baker mining districts.
MANAGERS WILL PROTEST.
In Anti-Railway Commission Fight,
Lobby Will Have No Chance.
SEATTLE, Wash.. Jan. 2L (Special,)
Ben Campbell and James G. Woodworth,
traffic managers respectively of the Great
Northern "and Northern Pacific, may go
before the railroad committees of the Sen
ate and House when the railroad legisla
tion now before those organizations is
taken up.
Under a joint resolution adopted by both.
houses today, the Joint committee is in
structed to begin work on the railroad
bills next Tuesday. At the first meeting,
as It Is now understood, both high rail
road officials and the advocates of the
radical commission measures will be In
vited to appear. The railroads have
avoided at this session any semblance cf
the old-time railroad lobbies. Economical
and political reasons dictated this action.
The presence of a railroad lobby was con
strued to be at once an Incentive to rail
road enemies to begin an attack, and to
those who regard a railroad lobby as easy
picking to nestle up close to the paymas
ter. When the railroad bills come up the
managers will have to make their defense
in a now manner.
None of the big roads are'satlsfled with
the radical Preston or Rockwell adapta
tion of the Texas railroad commission
bill. The Hill lines, at least, are willing
to accept a conservative railroad commis
sion, but Insist that on an investment of
a few thousand dollars for salaries, a
part of which the railroads themselves
would pay In taxes, a commission should
not be given a dominant voice In railroad
management Serious objection will be
raised to certain features of the bills.
Among high officials of the Hill lines
there Is a feeling that the railroad attor
neys might create an unfavorable Impres
sion at Olympla. since their presence in
the past has been the signal for renewed
activity on the part of the lobby. More
over, it is argued the traffic department
Is more familiar with conditions, and
would be better able to present the rail
roads case. Since Campbell and Wood
worth are on the Coast, they may be
asked to go before the committees, and
there Is talk here that J. D. Farrell. as
sistant to the president of the Great
Northern, and C. M. Levey, assistant to
the president of the Northern Pacific,
may also appear before the committee.
POISON IN COFFEE.
-Land Trouble Said to Have Caused
N. Elsea's Death.
COTTAGE GROVE. Or., Jan. 2L (Spe
cial.) The jury Impanelled this morning
to hold an inquest over the remains of
N. Elsea, who was found dead on his
homestead yesterday, near Comstock. has
been In session all day without arriving at
a decision. Dr. Brookhart, of Drain, was
sent for, and he said Elsea was evidently
poisoned, as strychnine was found in his
coffee. It has developed that Elsea had
been having a great deal of trouble over
the land that he located on. and that his
life had been threatened.
Elsea was at Comstock Thursday eve
ning, and said a man drew a revolver on
him, but he managed to get the drop on
the man with his shotgun and made him
drop the revolver and not attempt to pick
it up until he (ElseA) got out of sight
The poison must have been placed in the
coffee during his absence. A postmortem
examination will be held in the morning-.
INDIANS FIGHT FIRE.
Slight Blaze at Chemawa School
Tests New System.
CHEMAWA, Or.. Jan. 2L (Special.)
The newly-Inaugurated fire system
established last week was rlven n trial
thl afternoon soon after 3 o'clock,'
when fire broke out In the Mitchell
Hall, the new boys dormitory of the
Indian School. The damage was slight,
being confined to the rear of the build
ing where the boiler for heating water
Is situated.
The regulations recently posted were
followed to the letter with fine results.
Within two minutes after the alarm
was sounded there was a stream of
water on tho Arc as well aa several
chemical streams. Perfect order marked
the tire-fighting-. Superintendent Chal
craft took charge of the work.
NEW 'VARSITY REGENT.
A. P. Sawyer Appointed, and A. J.
Weisbach Is Made Aide.
OLYMPIA. Wash.. Jan. 2L (Special)
A. P. Sawyer, of Seattle, was today ap
pointed a member of the board of regents
of the State University, to fill out the
unexpired term of W. E. Schrlcker. of
La eonner. who resigned.
Arthur J. Weisbach, for many years
ALL SECURE
LARGE CONTRACTS
Representatives of Six Famous
Factories In Portland
Recently.
Ellers PlaBa Hesse Preparla to
Do a Large Bvsiaess Before aad
Durlag the Fair. -
In the past ten days Ellers Piano House
has entertained no less than seven gen
tlemen representing large Easter manu
facturers, five being piano men whose fac
tories produce some of the finest and
popular pianos sold by Ellers Piano House,
one was a "scarf man" and the other was
here to take orders for stools and benches.
Mr. E. E. Walter came in the Interests
of tho Hobart M. Cable Company, whose
factory, located at La Porte, ind.. Is con
ducted upon the most progressive meth
ods. The works are situated among green
fields, adjoining the lovely little town that
boasts of unusual railway facilities. The
large army of employes of this factory
have neat, attractive homes, and Mr. Ho
bart M. Cable, whose piano bears his
name, has recently succeeded In baffling
the efforts of liquor dealers to establish
saloons In the vicinity- of the factory. Each
workman employed Is an expert In his
own particular line and each is imbued
with the policy of the house "always the
best"
Mr. W. N. Van Matre Is the president
of the Schumann Piano Company, having
a record of over S3 years of a most tri
umphal career. His factory is located In
Illinois, In the famous town of Rocktord.
Among the many new and interesting
ideas In piano-case designs. Mrt Van Ma
tre Is showing the photograph of a "Mis
sion Piano." The mission idea is carried
out very minutely in every part of the
case, and the effect Is exceedingly appro
priate and picturesque. It Is Indeed sur
prising how readily this style adapts It
self to piano-casing. People who are so
fortunate as to possess mission furniture
will be glad to know that this style of
piano will soon appear In Portland.
Both Mr. Bdw. G. Hars, vice-president
of the Lester Piano Company, and Mr.
H. C Pressey, secretary of the same
company, spent a couple of days In Port
land. The Lester, the pride of musical
Philadelphia, Is a piano that cannot be
overestimated. Its fine tone and artistic
casing are supplemented by unusual wear
ing quality, making it a splendid school
as well as home piano. It Is now found in
many famous schools and musical con
servatories. Twenty Lester uprights and
two grands trere recently ordered by the
Broad-Street Conservatory of Music, of
Philadelphia, the home city of this piano,
and 2i for the famous New England Con
servatory of Music, of Boston. Mass.
Mr. Chas. T. Kaffenbcrger, president of
the firm of Kaffenberger &. Cantor, one of
the largest manufacturers of fine piano
scarfs In the country, was another caller
at Ellers Piano House. The order ho car
ried away for fine scarfs was simply as
tonishing. Mr. L N. Hockett selling the Foster
& Co. pianos, was also a visitor. The
high reputation of the Foster piano, es
pecially for musical excellence, has been
won by making uniformly highest grade
of instruments, this factory producing
only one grade. The Foster piano has re
cently been taken Into the Ellers family
of fine pianos, and Is fast winning friends
here amog both professional people and
amateurs.
Mr. H. C Churchill carried away an
immense order for stools.
The aggregate value of all the orders
given these gentlemen is considerably
over JIOO.000. In light of the fact that
these orders were for only four of the 33
makes of highest-grade pianos carried by
Ellers Piano House, It is evident that this
popular concern Is preparing to do a tre
mendous business during the present year.
Store, 251 Washington street, corner Park.
Other large establishments. San Fran
cisco, Stockton and Oakland, CaL: Spo
kano and Seattle, Wash.; Boise and Lew
Is ton. Idaho.
connected with the millUa In Tacoma.
was named Lieutenant-Colonel and aide
on tho Governor's staff.
Insane, Says Supreme Court.
BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 21. (Special.) The
Supreme Court today formally declared J.
C. Harvey Insane, and ordered him taken
back to the asylum In Blackfoot. The
writ secured by Harvey directed to tho
asylum superintendent was quashed, and
the unfortunate man win have to remain
MrtSmjFE THERE TO GREET HIM
agree xo iaxe care or him. His derange
ment was not regarded by the court as of
a serious nature, and It was agreed with
the asylum superintendent that if any of
Harvey's friends would undertake to care
for him. he would be released and allowed
to go to them.
The court did not pass on the question
of jurisdiction of the Onedia County com
mitting magistrate, acting solely on the
evidence presented as to Harvey's sanity.
Steamer Pheasant Sold.
NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C.. Jan. 1..
(Special.) An Important deal In
shipping circles Is the sale of tho
steamer Pheasant, a largo river boat
plying between this city and Chilll
wack, by the owners. J. A. Cunningham
& Co.. to Captain H. Young, for the
consideration of $7500. Captain Young
will take the wheel at once, and the
steamer will continue on this route. ..
Doyle Is Not Responsible.
SEATTLE. "Wash., Jan. 21. The state
ment telegraphed from Washington under
date of January 19 to the effect that the
officers of the supply ship Culgoa were
to be court-martialed as the result of a
collision between that vessel and a mer
chant schooner In November last was in
MB. AND MBS. C B.
error in the statement that Lieutenant
Commander Robert IL Doyle was the
commanding officer of the Culgoa. Com
mander Doyle was relieved of the com
mand of the Culgoa on August 1. 1304, by
Lieutenant-Commander John H. Oliver,
and has been in command of the receiving
ship Philadelphia at the Puget Sound
navy-yard since August 25, 19M.
Protest Against "Hot Lake."
LA GRANDE. Or.. Jan. 21. (Special.)
Tho La Grande Commercial Club has sent
a . strong request to the Union County
delegation in the Legislature to use all
honorable means to prevent a division of
Union County. Since the removal of the
county Beat from Union to La Grande, a
strong fight is belng made for a division
by the people of Union, and in smaller
localities in that portion of -the county.
The Union people say that they can get
tho consent of 20 per cent of the residents
within the district proposed to bo cut off.
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WADE HOME AGAIN
Pendleton Cashier Returns Af
ter Year's Absence,
Bankrupt Who Was Accused of De
faulting Spent Many Months in
Vain Search for. 'Health
and Fresh Capital.
PENDLETON. Or., Jan. 21. (Special.)
After exactly one year's absence, C B.
Wade, the defaulting cashier of the First
National Bank, of Pendleton, has returned
to the city. While It Is generally believed
that Wade came back at the solicitation
of his wire. It Is understood that his return
was hastened upon the request of the
District Attorney, who Issued a warrant
for Wade's arrest several months ago.
Pleadings of Intimate friends and the
action" of the bank In settling a large por
tion of the cashier's accounts, amounting
to over jeo.OOO. are said to be tho cause
of his nonarrest. Wade's physique Is al
most wrecked, and only intimate friends
arc permitted to see him. Colonel J. H.
Raley. Nils attorney, tonight said: "Mr.
Wade came back at the request of -friends
WADE. OF rEKDIJETOX.
and persons Interested in clearing up the
financial trouble In which he became In
volved a year ago. His creditors have,
for the most part, been reimbursed, and
no action will be taken against him. His
return at this time Is simply to settle
his financial dealings amicably."
Wade was adjudged a bankrupt April
R. ISM. with liabilities of $159,411 and as
sets nearly fGO.CCO. His personal property
was appraised at 115.493 and his real
property at $44,500. He owned many shares
in the Golconda and other mining proper
tics, which were considered almost value
less as assets. The proceeds of the sale
of his property were but a small Item
in paying off his Indebtedness, but the
First National Bank came to the rescue
of his creditors by settling with the heavi
est losers. Wade was absent from Pen
dleton a year to the very day. He spent
part of the time In Honolulu, but returned
last Summer to California, where he re
mained until this week.
3dr. Wade passed through Portland yes
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SAILOR SUITS AT HALF
$2r50 Sailors, sale price $1.25
$3.00 S&ilors, sale price $1.50
$5.00 Sailors, sale price $2.50
$ 10 Sailors, sale price $5.00
BOYS' OVERCOATS
$3.95 OVERCOATS $2.95
$5.00 OVERCOATS $3.95
GIRLS' COATS AT SPECIAL PRICES
BEN SELLING
LEADING
terday, but bis presence in the city was
not generally known. Mrs. Wade was in
the city during the Summer as -an agent
of a life Insurance company. She soon
returned to Pendleton, however, and has
since been employed In the garment de
partment of a dry goods store Through all
the financial troubles which her husband
has encountered. Mrs. Wade has bolstered
his spirits, really preventing him from
becoming a mental wreck. When Mrr
Wade passed through Portland one year
ago he was carried on a stretcher from
the O. R. Sc. N. train to tho Southern Pa
cific train, his wife staying constantly by
hls side.
LEWERS' NOVEL HONOR.
Schooner Went From Puget. Sound
to Gray's Harbor to Finish Load.
ABERDEEN, Wash., Jan. 21. (Special.)
To the schooner Robert Lewers belongs
tlie honor of being the first vessel In the
history of the Coast to take on part of
her cargo on Puget Sound and then come
to Gray's Harbor to finish loading. The
Lewers is a large four-topmaster of 266
tons register, and carries about l.SCO.COO
feet of lumber. She arrived in Port Gam
ble early In December and filled her hold.
She then sailed for Aberdeen, and after
encountering a succession of heavy gales
that stripped her of most of her sails, ar
rived safe In port.
The Lewers will sail Monday for Hon
olulu, H. I. The schooner E. H. Jackson,
loading at the Wilson Bros. & Co. mill,
will carry the first load of lumber shipped
from this- harbor for the Panama CanaL
J. J. Moore & Co. have received a con
tract from the Government for 3.300,000
feet, the bulk of which will be shipped
from Gray's Harbor.
FOR OLD MURDER.
Ralph Gary Arrested on Charge of
Killing Old Couple.
SPOKANE. Wash., Jan. 2L Ralph Gary,
a young engineer living at Hartllne.
Wash., was arretted in his room about 3
o'clock this morning, charged with the
murder of Judge J. A. Lewis and wife,
whose mangled bodies were found at their
home near Almlra, .December 21. 1502.
Lewis' body was found in the house and
his wife's wa-s hidden by the snow Tn a
stock corral near by. They had been
beaten to death with an ax and a club,
robbery being the motive. -Gary's arrest
Is based on an alleged confession to El
mer Fushay. a Hartllne wclldlgger.
Fushhy claims Gary said he murdered
both victims, and that his conscience was
troubling him. While the arrest has been
made. Fushay'e story is not fully cred
ited at Hartllne.
SCHOOLTEACHERS. WIN.
Newberg College Defeated by Mon
mouth in Basket-Bail.
MONMOUTH. Or.. Jan. 2L (Special.)
In a well-played game of basket-ball last
night, the State Normal School boys de
feated their opponents from Newberg Col
lege by a score of 22 to 13. The contest
.was a tie at the end of the first half, but
the local team held together and played
better teamwork In tha second half.
After the game the Young Women's
Athletic Association of the Normal School
gave a reception to both teams. The next
home game will probably be with Wil
lamette University. As three members of
the team graduate at the midyear com
mencement, the season for the Normal
School will close February 1.
NORTHWEST DEAD.
Mrs. Jane E. Scales.
PENDLETON. Or., Jan. 21. (Spe
cial.) Mrs. Jane Elizabeth Scales, a
pioneer woman of California and Ore
gon, died at her home in this city yes
terday, aged 73 years.
Mrs. Scales was born In Fayette
County. Pennsylvania, In 1827. Her par
ents soon afterwards removed to
Jollet, 111. In 1S47 she was married to
John L. Scales, and 12 years later Mr.
and Mrs. Scales came across the plains
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THE PAINLESS DENTIST
'Who can fill or extract any number of teeth without in
flicting the slightest pain to the patient. The largest and
hest-equipped dental office on the Pacific Coast.
342 y2 Washington Street, Corner Seventh
Phone Main 2119. .
to California, arriving" in the Fall of
1359. They resided in California until
1S89. when they removed to Umatilla
County. Mrs. Scales was a hardy type
of the pioneer woman, and was act
ively connected with church work, be
ing prominently identified with the
First Presbyterian Church of this city
almost up to the time of her death.
Nine children were bprn to Mr. and
Mr3. Scales, three of whom are liv
ing. They are: Mrs. Lucinda Spencer,
of Santa Rosa. Cal.- Charles H. Scales,
of Arizona, and H. S. Scales, of Pendle
ton. Her husband, John L. Scales. Is SO
years old, and at the present time Is
seriously ill.
Mrs. Mary Fox.
LA GRANDE, Or.. Jan. 21. (Special.)
Mrs. Mary Fox. wife of C. L. Fox, a well
known lumberman, died near this city
yesterday of diphtheria, and was burled
from the Baptist Church In this city to
day. She was about 20 years of age and
leaves, besides her "husband, two. children
and brothers and sisters in this vicinity.
Bricklayers' New Officers.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 21. The
Bricklayers' and Masons' International
Union here elected the following offi
cer?: W. J. Bowen, N. Y., president;
Thomas R. Preece, Chicago, first vice
president; George T. Thornton, Wash
ington, D. C, second vice-president; E.
J. Brandon, San Francisco, third vice
president: Thomas Izzard, Toronto,
fourth vice-president; William Dob
son, North Adams, IMass., secretary;
Patrick Murray. Albany. N. Y., treas
urer. Editor of the official journal,
Burt Childs, St. Louis. Minneapolis was
chosen as the next meeting place.
Charges Justice Turner.
SALEM. Or., Jan. 21. (Special.)
Justice of the Peace H. II. Turner Is
made defendant in a suit filed in the
Circuit Court this afternoon, wherein
he is charged with wilfully taking ad
vantage of the feeble mind of an aged
man named Owlngs, by making an un
fair trade with him. J. H. AVIlson. a
neighbor and friend of Owings, is, the
plaintiff, and he alleges that Turner
by misrepresentation traded a worth
less piece of land for a farm valued at
$1450.
Postmaster Is Shot.
NEWPORT, Or., Jan. 21. (Special.)
Word has Just been Teceived here
that Mr. Sharrott, postmaster and
storekeeper at Lutjens. shot himself,
whether accident or otherwise is not
known. The bullet entered his neck
below the chin, coming out under the
right ear.
BRIEF TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.
Dr. Livingston Farrand. professor of
anthropology at Columbia University.
New York, has been named as head of the
National Association for the Study and
Prevention of Tuberculosis.
Blood poisoning, caused by the pinch of
a lobster's claw, has caused the death of
Otto Zimmerman, a chef in a big Harlem
restaurant in New York.
At a meeting of the Paper and Wood
Manufacturers' Association of Canada, it
was unanimously resolved that every ef
fort should be made to secure the enact
ment of legislation to prohibit the export
of logs and pulp wood.
The United Society of Christian Endeav
or has reports showing great progress in
al parts of the word In 1501, especially In
Africa. There are now more than 45,000
m
.1
' $4.83
$6.95
of the 63.000 societies in the United States
and Canada, over 5000 new societies having
been formed within two years.
Fire at Fort Worth, Tex., yesterday de
stroyed the John Ray Hardware Com
pany's building- and contents. The Brown
& Vera Paint Company, the Empire Dry
Goods & Clothing Company and adjoining
buildings were damaged. The total loss
is $70,000. -
The City Savings Fund & Trust Com
pany's Bank, of Lancaster, Pa., closed
yesterday, with deposits of about $r,000,000.
NEGRO FIEND CONFESSES.
Tells Story of Assault on White
Woman, and May Be Lynched.
RENO, Nev. 21. Levi Webber, the
negro arrested yesterday, charged with
fatally assaulting Mrs. James E. Harper,
ha3 confessed his guilt. He was taken to
the Carson Prison last night under a.
heavy guard, and after reaching that
place and recovering from his fright, made
a complete confession, admitting- that he
entered the Harper home Friday morning:
and struck Mrs. Harper with an ax as she
lay in bed with her children.
He says that after he had dragged the
almost lifeless body to the woodshed, ho
became frightened and ran up the river,
where he was found by a farmer and
brought to town. He say3 he did not in
tend to rob the house or commit a crim
inal assault and has no excuse to offer.
It is openly threatened that. If Webber
is brought back, he will be lynched. He
is a Carson negro and only a few days ago
was liberated after serving a long jail
sentence.
Krupp's Miners Are Out.
RUETTERSCHIED. Prussia. Jan. 21.
The strike here is general, and includes
the Krupp Saelzerneuack mine. A meet
ing of miners pawed resolutions to con
tinue the strike. There ha3 been no dis
turbance. HE FOUND IT
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