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Cars Cannot Be Had to Move
NEARLY 4000 IN DEMAND
Movement of Wheat to Tidewater Is
Receiving First Choice, at the
Hands of the Railroad
SEATTLE. Oct. 7. (Special.) A -car
shortage, amounting to 10,000 cars) has
resulted in more than a score of "Western
"Washington lumber and shingle mills
closing because they cannot get rolling
stock to handle east-bound shipments,, and
is seriously embarrassing- most o the
west side plants. In Skagit. Snohomish
and Whatcom Counties alone;a shortage
of 3900 cars Isreported.
Telegrams have been sent to St. Paul
by both the Great Northern and North
ern Pacific freight officials, explaining the
situation, and begging that at least 3000
cars be sent to the Coast. A response has
been received saying 500 will be forwarded
at once, but even If this is possible it will
"be almos- three weeks before they ar
rive, and the worst car shortage ever
known in the history of the lumber and
shingle Industry of the state will be on.
At the present time from the wheat cen
ters of Washington 200 cars are daily be-
inc Bonf tr Pnrtlnnd !ind B0 to Taeoma and
60 to Seattle. Ail are loaded with wheat7
and as soon as emptied are returned to be
reloaded. East of the mountains, it is
said, there are today 700 cars of wheat
loaded, for which neither the Great
Northern. Northern Pacific or Union Pa
cific can find locomotives powerltU
enough to move it.
The Burlington and Union Pacific have
practically withdrawn their cars from the
lumber trade. The Billings and the South
ern routes for lumber and shingles ship
ments are closed and the only way or
ders can be gotten out, when an odd car
is found, is by way of the Minnesota
LIVED LONG IX WILDERNESS
Mount Rainier Rancher Has Strong
Claim on Homestead.
OLYMPIA. Or., Oct. 7. (SpeclaU-Bas-ing
his claim on the declaration that he
has resided on the land 30 years, and in
that time has never slept a night off the
quarter section, and on the further ground
that he is the father of a family of chil
dren all born and raised on the tract, Alex
Messier will claim a homesteady entry on
an odd section of land In township 15,
range 7 east, Included in the grant to the
Northern Pacific Railway Company.
The township is In the forest reserve,
and is in the vicinity of Mount Rainier,
50 miles from Olympla. The township
will be thrown open next Monday to en
try of homesteaders who settled on the
land prior to March 1, 1S9S. These "bona
fide settlers number only 10 or 12. The
railroad company will be allowed to claim
its odd sections, and the remainder of the
township will be thrown back Into the
Messler's caBC is one of the most re
markable ever presented to the local of
fice, as it is alleged that he can furnish
proof of his continuous residence In the
wilderness of Mount Rainier for 30 years
and of his having placed $3000 worth of
improvements on the land. If he can
make these, proofs, his claim to the quar
ter section will be prior and superior to
that of the railroad company.
SENATORS VISIT THE FAIR
Public Reception Is Given Ankeny
and Piles at North Yakima.
NORTH YAKIMA. Wash, Oct 7.
(Special.) The arrival of Senators Sam
H. Piles and Levi Ankeny here today
was a feature that rounded out a suc
cessful week of State Fair. They arrived
on the delayed morning train from Pros
per and were met by a committee of citi
zens who escorted them to the Hotel
Yakima. After lunch they were taken to
the fair grounds, where they both made
speeches before a large crowd of people.
They viewed the great display of fruit
and witnessed the afternoon races. A
delegation of citizens waited on them at
the hotel at different times and discussed
matters of legislation of Importance to
the Yakima country.
This evening a reception was given at
the Yakima Hotel between 7:30 and 9:30
o'clock. The general public took part
At 10 o'clock a banquet was served at the
hotel. Senators Ankeny and Piles- both
made short speeches. They will remain
here over Sunday and will take the? Mon
day morning train for Ellensburg. To
morrow they will spend the day driving
over the country around this city viewing
the farms and studying irrigation condi
tions in a small way.
GRAND MEDLEY AT THE FINISH
Twenty Indian Bands All Play at
Once at Fair.
NEW WESTMINSTER. B. C. Oct 7.
(Special.) The Dominion Fair closed here
today by a grand demonstration of mixed
medleys by 20 Indian bands, each playing
different tunes. Fourteen thousand peo
ple who had been witnessing the lacrosse
match ran from the grounds with their
hands over their ears at the hideous
The Capital lacrosse team, of Ottawa,
defeated New "Westminster by a score of
5 to i. There was hard playing on both
sides. The first quarter was rough. Alex
Turnbull, of the home tcam had his face
Good Crowds, Despite the Rain.
NORTH YAKIMA. Wash.. Oct. 7. (Spe
cial.) The State Fair closed today after
a successful session. The management
has expressed satisfaction at the outcome.
The attendance was large, notwithstand
ing the wet weather that prevailed part
of the time. Today the county exhibit
was taken, down and shipped to Spokane
to be entered In the Interstate Fair.
Convicted of Embezzlement.
ABERDEEN, Wash., Oct. 7. (Special.)
B. Oppcnhelmer, a former successful
traveling mm, was convicted of embez
zlement by a Jury In the Superior Court
today. After Oppenhelmer's arrest here
he was released on a bond and went to
Centralla, where he forged several check
When his trm in prison expires on his
first conviction he may be arrested for his
crime in Centralia.
Mother Visits Boy in Jail.
HILLS BO It O, Or., Oct -7, (Special.)
Mrs. Verdi e Bews, of Lents, was here
yesterday to see her son. Sydney Bews,
held for the murder of W. W. Booth, on
the night of September 30. Mrs. Bews
was accompanied by lier mother, Mrs. M.
Grow, of Reedvllle, and the Cwo women
were much affected by the visit The boy
is at last beginning to realize the serious
ness of his situation.
, ' 1JtJ V M'W :
Kelliher Says ex-State Agent
Got Much Land.
NO QUESTION WAS MADE
Accused of Having Taken Advantage
of a Tip Given From Wash
ington in Butter Greek
BAL.EM, Or.. Oct 7. (SpeclaU-That J.
W. Morrow bought 4500 acres of state
school land in the Bitter Creek Irrigation
district while he was State Land Agent,
such purchase being made upon a private
tip. is the charge A. T. Kelllhcr made
today In a letter to Governor Chamber
lain. Kelilher cites this transaction In
answer to Governor Chamberlain's declar
ation that he has no friends to protect In
the land-fraud investigation. Morrow was
an appointee of Chamberlain, but held
the office only a short time, resigning
soon after he made the purchase referred
to and has since been land and tax agent
of the O. R. &. N. Co.
Kelliher's letter is in answer to one
written a few days ago by the Governor
denouncing the operations of Kelilher in
state lands. He asserts his belief in the
honesty of Morrow, but thinks his own
transactions are no woraa than those of
the ex-State Land Agent, who was not
summoned before the grand jury at the
time when other larce land deals were
Mr. Kelliher's letter in part Is as fol
lows: "February 11, 1903 Just about one month
after you became Governor of this state,
Mr. Morrow, who was at that time your
State Land Agent, purchased through
"dummies," as you choose to call these
applicants, certificates covering land lo
cated inside of the withdrawal lines,
known as the Butter ' Creek irrigation
project, in Umatilla County- But this
same Mr. Morrow did not take ono acre
of land outside of these withdrawal lines.
These lands were withdrawn by order of
the General Land Office at "Washington.
February 25, showing conclusively that
Mr. Morrow had a tip from "Washington.
"Within a week or two after the with
drawal of these lands. Mr. Morrow re
signed his office as State Land Agent.
There were about 4500 acres of land se
cured by him upon applications acknowl
edged by G. "W. Rea, notary public, all ac
knowledgments being taken at the same
time. Mr. Morrow put up the money to
pay for these certificates, and has made
all the payments that have been made
upon them, as the records of the State
Land Office will show. These 45W acres or
land referred to are of the "bery finest soil,
almost within a stone's throw of the
main line of the O. R. & N. Rallway-r-la
fact, part of the railroad runs through
this irrigation -project.
"These lands are situated near civiliza
tion and near markets, and when the Col
umbia River Is open to navigation, as it Is
sure to be in th.e near future, these lands
will be exceedingly w.ell located, situated
as they are upon the banks of Ahe river.
If th lands secured by Mr. Morrow are
worth anything at all they are today
worth 450 per acre. As reports from
Washington show, the Irrigation project
at Butter Creek Is one of the most feasi
ble in the state, and is sure to be com
pleted in the near future. Forty-five hun
dred acres of land at $50 per acre equals
$2S,000. The state received if or this land
through Mr. Morrow, your K-SUta Land
THE OREGOIA, PORTIAP, OCTOBER 8, 1905.
Agent, when if is aTT paW for, ?C0. A
loss of about $219,000 through Mr. Mor
"Every , man within the jurisdiction of
Judge Burnett's court who had handled
one or more of these, cortiOcatas, and
every notary public who had acknowl
edged state school land applications was
subpenaed to appear before tie April
grand Jury and expose what he knew
concerning certificates and applications
acknowledged before them. While neith
er J. X. Morrow, your ox-State Land
Agent, nor Mr. Reo. the notary -who ac
knowledged his applications, nor any of
the 15 or 16 persons connected with this
deal were ever summoned, iwbpenaod or
requested to appear before the April
WEALTH OF DOUGLAS COUNTY
Valuation Exceeds That of Last "Tear
f by Over Half a Million.
ROSEBURG, Or., Oct. 7. (Special)
Footings of the Douglas County tax roll
for 1903 have been completed, ami show
the following assessed valuations:
Acres or tillable land. Ol.OOS $ 70S.3S6
Acres non-tillable land, 3.0SI.-i4e
Improvements on deeded lands 33S.04O
Towns end city lots 248.7S5
Toun and city improvements JW7.7T0
Improvements on lands not deeded. 18,085
MllosVallroad lines, 110.15 Me.ed
Allies telegraph and telephone Mao.
Miles V. F. & Co. oxpres. 11&.82. . 1.170
Depot grounds and improvement. . 12.42
.Railroad rolling stock 08,740
Steamboats, engines, machinery, ete 116,46..
Merchandise and stock In trade 14R.S40
Farm implements and vehicles.... 91.90
Shares of stock. 410 38.555
Household furniture. Jewelry lOS.ftSa
Horses and mules. 4214 14C.023
Cattle. 34.342 212.580
Shr-cp nnd goats, 30,251...: 59.865
SwJne, 5047 16.123
Total gross value.-...- $6,878,420
Exemptions . 400.555
Total value taxable JC.577.S75
This total shows an Increase tvor the
1$04 assessment of 3526.40X Of this in
crease, the land values was tho largest
item, the acrcago -being Increased 55.0M,
and the values, mostly on timber lands,
J3IC.O0O. Tho number of livestock was
more than doubled, and the assessed val
uation increased over J248.O00. Notes and
accounts were increased, over 1110,003,
while some other items were decreased.
The Southern. Pacific Railroad roadbed
was assessed the same as last year at
?6000 per mile..
Sirs. "Wire Elected President.
SALEM. Or., Oct. ".(Special.) The Co
lumbia River Conference of thi Women's
Foreign Missionary Society today elected
officers as follows:
er. Mrs. M. R "Whitney; secretary of
Young People's -work. Miss E. E. Up
meyer. The following were elected delegates to
tho general. -executive committee" meeting
to be held in Xew York: Mrs. J. C.
Smith. Mrs. H. D. Kimball: alternates,
Mrs. E. M. "Waltharn, Mrs. M. E. Whit
ney. Does Your Husband Drink
Whiskey or Beer to Excess? You can
cure him secretly "by giving
.Can be given In tea, coffee, or milk.
He nt-ed-never know It. for Orrlne is
tasteless, odorless, and colorless. Ask
the Druggist for Orrlne Xo. I. $1-00 per
box. Mailed sealed. Booklet free.
Money refunded If it falls.
The ORRIXE CO.. Inc. Washington. D C.
WOODAKD. CLARKE CO.. rprUaad, Or.
RANK MAY BE RAISED
CONSUL IIISAMIDZU HAS SERVED
HIS COUNTRY WELL.
Japanese Under Ills Jarlsdlctioa Gave
Up Much Mosey to Aid Home
Country Ib Lute "War.
SEATTLE. Wash., Oct 7. (Special.)
Japanosc Consul S. Hlsamldzu, whose
Jurisdiction extends over Oregon,
Washington, Idaho. Wyoming, Montana
and Alaska, will be promoted soon,
probably being raised to the rank of a
Consul-Genoral, for he doos not want
to leave his present post Thero are
hut six other Consuls In the Japanese
aervice who outrank Mr. Hlsamldzu
and throo of those are the only Con-suls-Goneral
the empire has sent out
These men are located at New York,
London and Tientsin.
Recognition will bo given Consul Hl
samldzu for his work during the Japanese-Russian
war. The 13,000 Japan
ese under his Jurisdiction contributed
hoavily toward( war expenses and
toward sustaining those who' had been
impoverished by the war.
More Important than anything else,
though, was the work that Mr. Hlsa
mldzu did in keeping his government
posted as to tho movement of supplies
for the Russian government The Rus
sian government had close relations
established with companies doing busi
ness out of Xorth Pacific ports and It
Is positively known that the Japanese
Consul here gave his government valu
able information on these movements.
Japanese merchants well posted on
the politics of the empire and who
talked Intimately with Baron Koraura
Just beforo the ialter sailed for Japan
know that the Foreign Minister will
recommend Consul Hlsamldzu for pro
motion. It requires the Indorsement of
two Ministers, but Prime Minister Kat
sura will-Join with Baron Komurn. In
making the recommendation for pro
motion to the Japanese' Emperor,
If raised to tho rank of -a Consul
'Goncral, Mr. Hlsamldzu would -fce In
direct line for promotion to the office
of Minister. His- attachment to the
commercial and Industrial side of offi
cial life Is stronger than his liking for
politics and it is unlikely ho will ever
ask v'or a, Minister's berth, unless it
be to round out a diplomatic career.
Just before he was sent here to take
charge of the Pacific Xorthwestern
territory. Consul Hlsamldzu was.' de
tached from the Singapore station, to
make a trade investigation In India
and Africa. He spent several months
going through the district affected by
the Boer war, where tho Japanese
trade Is Inconsequential. Later he was
sent to London and then to conti
nental Europe on the same mission.
During the Chinese-Japanese war.
Consul Hlsamldzu succeeded Baron
Komura as Governor-General of Man
churia, having1 In charge the handling
of supplies for tho Japanese troops and
the civil government during the occu
pancy. Consul Hlsamldzu Is one of the few
men In government sjervlce who be
longs to the southern part of Japan. In
the. past government places havo gone
to men from the north, who were the
mainstay of the government In baron
ial wars. Ofily recently haa the eouth
erri part of the empire been rewarded
with government places and as prefer
ment Is by civil service and. the merit
system there are few from the south'
hlghln office. . . r
Favors Secretary for Missions.
. HOQUIAM, Wash.. Oct 1 The Wash
Pictoa Presbyterian Synod today adopted
IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT SMARTLY DRESSED MEN
WILL WEAR THIS SEASON, ASK BEN SELLING
All the exclusiveness of the best custom
A much greater selection of patterns,
And just about one-half his price
Are a few of the merits of our clothing.
Made right fit right priced right.
Men's Suits $15 to $35
Topcoats $15 to $30
Raincoats $15 to $35
, - "v.-y '-x . ;
a resolution favoring a secretary for Pa
cific Coast mission?. Tho work today
was largely In the Interest of Sunday
schools and missions. Vancouver has
bcon selected as the next meeting place.
DENIED BY THE CCOOIISSIOX
Hclntlons Arc Xot Strained "With
TACOMA, Wash., Oct 7. (Special.)
Railroad Commissioners Falrchlld and
McMUlin wore In Tacoma today In con
ference with Northern Pacific officials,
pursuant to the general policy of the
board first to bring all complaints to the
attention of traffic officials In an effort
to aid shipper and carrier In getting to
gether. Both gentlemen denied the stories re
garding the relations of the commission
and James J. Hill, and said they were
untrue and manufactured. The Commis
sioners stated that the hearing, called for
at Colfax was for the purpose of Inquir
ing Into the fairness and reasonableness
of the rates, rules and regulations now
In force, not only In reference to the
shipment of coal from Rosslyn to Colfax,
but also those governing shipment of
merchandise from Pugot Sound points on
the Northern Pacific Railroad and Great
Northern Railway to points In Southeast
ern Washington on tho O. R. &. N. and
farm products from points on the O. R.
& N. Co. to points on Pugot Sound.
Thoy have not abandoned the Colfax
case, but simply widened the scope of the
hearing. The Attorney-General did not
refuse to sign the original complaint be
cause It was never ready for signature by
any one and besides the statute provides
that the protestant must be issued by
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LIVES LOST IN A GALE
THIRTY JAPANESE FISHERMEN
MISSING ON THE SOUND.
Shore of Mainland Near Vancouver Is
Covered "With Wreckage
SEATTLE, Wash., Oct. 7. (Special.)
According to Vancouver, B. C, dis
patches the great southeasterly gale
of the early morning hours of yesterday
is believed to havo been responsible
for the death of at least 30 Japanese
fishermen, who were fishing- for sockeye
salmon Thursday night when the gale
The tug- Lorno reached Vancouver
yesterday afternoon from Victoria
bringing 11 Japanese whom she bad
picked up when they were in peril of
death through exposure. Captain But
ler, of the Lome, learned from some of
the English-speaking Japanese that at
least 65 fishing boats were out Thurs
day night and the rescued Japanese de
clared that they thought fully SO men
had been either drowned or battered to
pieces on the rock3 when their boats
were hurled ashore.
The whole gulf shore of the mainland
from Howe Sound to Texeda Island Is
lined with the wrecks of fishing boats.
At Esqulmalt the veranda and part
of tho front of the Halfway House foil,
and a soldier. Gunner Burns, had a nar
row escape. He was slightly Injured by
tho falling bricks when dodging into
the building to escape the falling
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debris. Wires were blown down. The
yacht Ariadne dragged her anchors.
Fortunately she brought up within a
short distance of the rocks.
Treea and fences were blown "down
and much damage was caused to the
orchards In the districts near the city.
A report from Vancouver says It Is be
lieved many Japanese fishermen were
drowned In the gulf.
BOND SELLING IS ECONOMY
Seattle Will Save Heavy Fine b
SEATTLE. Wash., Oct 7. Only E per
sons voted today on the question of Issu
ing $500,000 of new school bonds to erect
a new high school and nine grade schools.
Two of the ballots weje thrown out
420 saddling the debt upon the city, and
52 voting against It Unless new build
ings are erected by next September, 10OS,
children will be without school facilities.
The opposition of the 52 was probably
based on economical reasons, but the total
Interest Involved will be but J20.0OO per
The last Legislature's compulsory at
tendance law fines school districts fail
ing to Bend its children to school 2B per
cent of the state apportionment In Se
attle's case that would be a 162,300 pen
alty, which the 52 voted for under a mis
taken idea of economy.
Capsized Skiff Is Found.
ASTORIA. Or., Oct. 7. (3peclal.) Alex
Munson, the 16-year-old son of Peter
Munson, of this city, in missing and Is
thought to have been drowned. About
S o'clock this morning he left In a small
skiff to fish for torn cod below this cltv.
This afternoon his boat was found tied
to a fishtrap and capsized. It Is supposed
that tho boy fell overboard and waa