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ROSEBURG, DOUGLAS COUNTY, OREGON MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 1904
GREAT AUTO TRIP
From San Francisco to New York
in Thirty-Three Days.
THE RECORD LOWERED.
But One Slight Accident Experienc
ed the Entire Trip.
The lest previous record for an auto
mobile running amier its own power
overland from San Francisco to New
York wag I ea ten by :N days Uon t lie
arrival in that city, recently of Messrs.
L. B. Whitman and C. S. Car. is in a 10
horsepower, four-cylinder, air-cooled
Franklin runabout, mon which they
had made the 45rt0 miles in 33 days
witlvn1 -uae Bfus mishaps The start
wasp;:,.-, m. of August 1, and
E. York tixk place at
mmmmm. c.r 'l September 3. The tirst
, dars' runs were short ones of
onh 50 miles, and it is probable that if
the tourists had traveled a little longer
on these and some of the other days
when the roads were fairly good, they
could have reduced the record to exactly
thirty days, or, in other words, have
cut it cleanly in half. That this was
qnite possible is shown by the fact that
a record trip from St. Louis to New
York, a total distance of 1300 miles, was
completed on September ri by a Frank
lin machine driven by A. C. Halsey and
V. K. Seaman in 5 days anil - hours,
over roads that were in many places ex
tremely muddy, and part ot the time
through rain. The reasons for the suc
cess, of the record-breakers may le found
in the fact that Whitman had crossed
the continent before ( he male the trip
last summer in 73 days w ith an Olds
mobilei and he thus was familiar with
the route and with thfc? conditions to be
encountered. Secondly, very little rain
was met with, and atthough the roads
were extremely dusfy, there were no
mnddy stretches to impede the progress
of the'little car. Thirdly, the car itself
was very reliable, and, save for the
chain breaking once, besides a couple
of punctures and a broken spring the
last day, there was no trouble in its
operation. The air-cooled motor worked
perfectly, both in the intense heat of
the alkali desert and when running on
the low gear in climbing the mountains
The route followed thi time was
across California to Wadsworth, Nev ;
thence to Battle Mountain, and then
to the northern part of Utah, passing
aronnd Great Salt Lak. and oa to Og
den, which was reached in 10 days, cutt
ing the previous record exactly in half.
From Ogdeu the tourists went to Allen
and Laramie, Wyo., and thence to Den
ver, Col-, which was rejehed in It;1.,
days, as against 30 days for the best
previous record. From Denv.-r the
route lay r cross Nebraska to Omaha,
and through Iowa and Illinois to Chica
go. The 3,300-odd mile3 to the Windy
City were covered in 25 days, or less
R. W. FENN . . DL S. Deputy . .
" !) Mineral Surveyor
Civil Engineer &
Lately with the govern- k office over Postoffiee.
nsent geographical and . ,
geological Purvey of Bra- ROSEBURG. OREGON,
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$35.oo to $50.00
Heating Stoves in Large Variety
FROn $2.50 UP
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THE FURNITURE MAN
than half the time of Fetch's record
with the 1'ackard, 51 days. Kight days
were consumed in reaching New York,
although the abOTC mentioned record of
another Franklin from St. I-ouis to New
York some 300 miles further in SI i
hours 3S minutes 111 1-3 seconds actual
running, proves that this record could
easily have aaaa brought down to the
No motor Mali lie submitted to a
more severe test than the little bar-
J cylinder air-cooled one on the transcon-
i tinental Franklin ear underwent, and
J this test has again proven the entire
: practicahilitv of the small multi-cvlinder
I ii i
: air-co.-Ud motor, even w hen a fan is not
used to cool it.
Pulp Mill for Bandon.
The proposition of the Bandon people
to the company who have'leen canvass-
mg the idea ol starting a wood pulp
paper factory at that place, has been ac
cepted and the mill is a sure go. This
will he a great help to Bandon and the
whole valley. This will employ a
greater numlier of men than any one in
stitution in the valley, and possibly
niore than any in the county. Bandon
HELD UNDER DURESS.
Police Make Unusual Discovery on
Portland Water Front.
Portland, Sept. L'4. Police tod.iy ar
rested a young woman living under
duress in a filthy hut on the bank of
the Willamette, together with a man
who held the girl prisoner, compelling
her to wear the apparel of a man to
hide her identity. The girl, who give"
the name of Mi Karl, told the officers
that she eljpe.i from a farm near Lin
sing, Mich.. ith a man whose name i?
Frank Alien. From Lansing they ml
to Figin, where she was obliged todin
male attire. From Elgin they came
west in a wagon and by b-ating their
way on train-, mixing with tramps an 1
vagrants and sometimes suffering arrest,
her sex never beinj discovered uu;il to
day. She says Allen chained her np at
night so that s.ie could not escape him,
and when found today she was a prison
er in Allen's hut. Allen has earned the
usual living of a roustabout, an 1 was
about to take the girl to California in a
wagon. Bath are Mi 1 under charges of
vagrancy. Additional charges of threats
to murder and other crimes have In-en
placed against Allen.
Sak-onmen Take I ntiative.
For the purpose of defeating any effort
on the part of the Prohibitionists to ap
plv the local oution measure in the com
ing election and to avert the danger of
the city precincts tieing thrown into out
side districts with prohibition majorities,
a petition has been circulate! in Salem
by the saloonmen, asking that the ques
tion of local option be submitted to the
voters of precincts 2 and 3, to compose
one district. The petitiou will be tiled
in the county court. These two pre
cincts are strong anti-Prohibition.
TEST LOCAL OPTION
Portland Antis Go Into Circuit Court
to Knock Out New Law.
Opposing Counsel Declares Law Un
constitutional on 3 Counts.
Portland, Sept. 81 Argument on the
demurrer interposed by Attorney B. 0
Bronaugh to the suit brought by the
lale Henry Weinhard to restrain Coun
ty Judge Webster and County Clark
Fields from calling a prohibition elect: .i
in Multnomah county, in accordance
with the provisions of the local option
law, began in the circuit court this
morning belore Presiding Judge tieorge
and will Ik- continued this afternoon.
Attorney Bronaugh informed the
court that Deputy District Attorney
Mosher and himself, who w ill appear as
defendants of the local option law, do
not intend to stand on formalities or
technicalities. As the time is so brief,
he did not believe a temporary restrain
ing order should Id- granted, but that
the case should le fought out on it.
merits, and in ease of a decision ad rat
to the law that a permanent injunction
He also contended that as the amount
at issue financially is so small there is
no necessity of a temporary restraining
order at this time. Not !eing prepare!
to argue the case, Mr Bronaugh express
ed a willingness that opposing counsel
should advance their arguments and
tiiat he be permitted an extension of
time Judge lioorge granted him a
ark in which to tile a brief on the de
murrer or to apiear in jutsoii and make
Senator Joseph Simon opened for the
forces opposing the local option law. In
a forceful argument he presented three
main ground' of objection to the law.
relative to its constitutionality.
His tirst contention was that the leg
islature had delegated its powers to the
The second ground was that no law
can be passed which is to take effect
upon only a part of the peapla interested
The third line of argument was that
the law has received neither the ap
proval nor disapproval of the governor
and that the state executive has not
lost the veto power relative to laws
passed by the people under the initia
tive. Frequent references were ma le by
Senator Simon to the constitution, the
legislative act authorizing local option
and to precedent and court decisions.
He did not finish his argument. When
he has concluded this afternoon Judge
Pi I -eg will continue for the objectors to
Grandfather Clark of Kern Ridge.
Linn county, is !1 years old, but is well
and hearty and frequently ride to !
CHIEF JOSEPN DEAD.
Aged Nez Perce Warrior Dies Sud
denly From Heart Disease.
Spokane, Wash , Sept. 32. Chief
Joseph, the famous Xez Perces warrior,
is dead. He had beeen in poor health
for some time. He was sitting bv his
campfire on the Colville Reservation
Wednesday afternoon and was seen by
Indians near by to fall from his peat to
the ground. When they lifted him it
was found that he had died from heart
Henry M. Steele, the Indian agent at
Nespilem, sent a messenger with a dis
patch to the Spokesman-Review, and
the message was telegraphed from
Joseph's funeral will he one of the
mos: impressive held in the recent his
tory of the Indians in the Northwest
Although far away from the beloved
Wallowa valley of Kastern Oregon,
which he called his home, he wai still
surrounded by a few followers who, like
him, were exiled on the Nespelim reser
vation by the Government.
GIFTS FOR OREGON WOMAN.
Mrs. Coaklini, a Former Rosbur Lady,
mtmbcred by Eastern Star Chapters.
St. Locis, Mo., Sept., 22. At the
closing session of the conven'ion of the
Order of the Eastern Star, in Scottish
Rite Cathedral, Mrs. Madeline B.
Conkling, of Oregon, newly-elected
grand matron of the international order,
received a gavel sent by the members of
the Hawaiian Islands Chaper. The
iraval arrived only a few hours bef ore
the presentation. Besides the gavel,
Urn ' '( ii . i.- 1 1 1 nr r.M'i.i 1-1.. 1 a ImmliintnA i-i,l
ilaaa linul oiven in liar l.v tha rhanla
in the United States, and a silver spoon
from the Oregon Chapter.
Odd Fellows Choose Philadelphia.
San Francisco, Sept. 22. The Sover
eign Grand Lixlge of Odd Fellows has
reconsidered its action designating
Washington as the place for next year's
convention. By unanimous vote. Phila
delphia was selected. The great dispar
ity in the number of Odd Fellows in
Washington and Philadelphia compared
with the population gave the session
THE ANOMALOUS POSITION OF A REPUBLICAN LEADER.
I'nitni Statea Senator Stephen H. Elkiu. of 'ri Yinrini. i in tli i-mharTMsing
ituMiion of U in.- the Krptibliran leader of las mt tt and the aon-in-lav of i tie Oettio
rratie candidate for vice prcnident. ex-Senator H nr (, Dhavia. Mi In hiking aaya hja
father-in-law ia a good man but he doesn't Uh to are him carry Weat Virginia.
ADDRESS ON GOOD ROADS
Delivered by Hon. Binger Hermann at Oregon State Fair.
Of all subjects which enter into the
material welfare, the prosjK-rity and
the convenience of a civilize! people
none exceeds in importance that of
From the earliest retarded history
to the present moment, the public
has considered the means of commu
nication from neighborhood to neigh
borhood, and thence to market places.
Of all their monuments the old Rom
ans prilled themselves most upon
their splendid highways. The famous
Appian way was without an equal in
the annals of the world. It has nev
er been surpassed in modern times.
Its construction was commenced " '
years lefore Christ, and even today
remains of it are still in exi stance,
and afford material and foundation
for modern highways.
In the past years we have made
greater progress than in the 3 10 1
years of our previous history. In ;
everything else which elevates us, we
have advanced, but in roadmaking
we have gone back, while other na-1
tions have gone ahead.
The Agricultural department esti-1
mates that with roads of the nation
improved and completed. 2, . '
horsepower will be saved. The cost
of each is about $o0 per year,
thus aggregating about :M 00,0003001
per annum, all of which will be avoid
ed. With good roads the demand for
good horses and good vehicles will be
The estimated average cost per
mile for transportation of farm prod
ucts over our present condition of
ro:ids is 2o cents per ton per mile.
Counting the tonnage of such prod
ucts each year from the American
farm to the stations, wharves and
market places the cost amounts to
a total of $1,0U0,0X,HJU for wagon
road transportation alone.
And what is the estimated ditTer
ence in cost between good roads and
bad roads as found bv experience?
The difference is from 10 to cents
per ton per mile, and this applied to
the tonnage hauled over American
roadways by our farmers is said to
equal $T00,XX) or a saving of that
sum if the roads were good. The an
nual tonnage hauled by farmers is
said to average about 80 tons. It
costs the bad-roads farmer 2o cents
a ton per mile, and but 12h cents to
the good-roads farmer.
It stands to reason, therefore, that
a farm on good roads is worth more
than a like farm on bad roads. It
may be ten miles further from mar
ket, and yet will be as valuable as the
bad roads farm ten miles nearer. If
equally distant the one will be worth
double the other. The proximity to
market is not the first test. It is the
degree of cheapness of transportation.
Then, too, in many localities the
bad-roads farmers cannot reach the
market-place, or station, at all in the
winter season. This bears harder
because it is at this season when the
beat prices are obtained.
Nor is the
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"J SVV1J lOttUO .11' Mlf LO HIC
The consumer is benefitted
! a8 weU as the producer.
Another attempted relief in this
direction, and perhaps the most hope
ful, is that of the Hrownlow and ti
mer bills, in Congress, providing for
an appropriation of $24,000,000 for
good roads construction, to be dis
tributed among the several states in
proportion to population except that
- ine minimum to any state snail not
.1 . . ...
be less than $250,000, providing that
such state shall raise an equal sum
for the same purpose. To Oregon
this would Drovide SfiOO.OOO for arood
to ' roads.
I This action in Congress ia prompt-
ed by the awakened public spirit
among the people. It is a revival of
the sentiment among the people 100
years ago. I am glad to see it. The
Litimer bill has so far progressed
that it has leen agreed to by the Sen
ate Committee, and ia now on the
Scute calendar. Petitions are pour
ing into Congress from all portions of
the country, urging the enactment of
this relief. The most encouraging
sign comes from the great state of
New York, where the Legislature
strong, memoralizes Congress to pass
the Kr-wnlow Mads bill in these ear
"Relieving in the principle of na
tional, state, county and town corpo
ration in the construction of main
highways, not only for the benefit of
the agriculturist, but for the benefit
of consumers of agricultural product,
and also believing in the great prop
osition that the expenditure of pub
lic moneys for the purpose of improv
ing the internal wealth and commerce
of the nation is of equal importance
to the spending of money on rivers
and harbors, heartily indorse the pro
visions of the Hrownlow bill."
Other legislatures have likewise
given expression. In these bills the
states are to designate the roads to
be improved, and to raise one-half of
the expense, and if found worthy,
plans are drafted and surveys made
by the government
l ernaps never belore has the na
tion, as a whole, been more justified
in contributing its aid to good roads
on still another ground. Good roads,
as 1 have shown, are not only an in
ducement to the domestic commerce
the home market but to the for
eign commerce as well.
Our next great battle will be one
of ships and not of guns. The great
commercial contest is already on.
It is not with one nation, it is with
the progressive nations of all the
world. 1 he prize is tne world s mar
ket. The nation that is to win will
be the one that can reach that great
market tlv cheapest. It is a question
of transportation. Cheap land con
veyance from the land to the wharf
will count more in the solution of the
problem than ship conveyance to the
foreign ports. Last year the Ameri
can farmer raised $950,000,000 worth
of corn, $650,000,000 worth of hay,
$500,000,000 worth of cotton, $450,-
000,lHX) worth of wheat. Every ton
of these products at the shipping
point hauled over bad roads cost an
average of 12 J cents per ton per mile
more than if hauled on good roads.
Io this extent the foreign rival on
his goxI roads has one important
Of the $1,400,000,000 of surplus
products of our nation which must
seek the foreiim market, 70 per cent
comes from the farm. This repre
sents more than we can consume in
our great market. If we fail to prof
itably market the surplus abroad, we
must either sell at a loss or reduce
production of our country, which
means idleness to millions of workers
reduced wages and business depres
sion. If now we produce $1,400,
000,000 of surplus products, what
will the situation be only Jo years
hence, in 19:10, when from 80,000,
000 people now we shall then number
from 150,000,000 to 200,000,000
people. Our population doubles ev
ery 30 years. At he last census 10,
381.7G5 persons were engaged in ag
ricultnral pursuits. What will the
number be in 1930 during the life
time of many present here today? No
other occupation employs so many.
CO.NT1NUKU O.N rtKl'O.vl PAUR.
FIFTY LIVES LOST.
Head-on Collision o f Passenger
Trains in Tennessee.
AND MANY ARE INJURED
Scenes About the Wreck Are Har
rowing in the Extreme.
Knowii.le, Tenn., Sent 24. Knnning
on a roadbed in a supposedly high con
diti n of maintenance, and having about
them every safeguard known to a mod
ern railroad, two trains on a Southern
Railway carrying heavy list of passen
gers met head-on near fiodgee, Tenn.,
today, sending 54 people to death and
injuring 130, several of whom will prob
ably die. Some of of the bodies have
not yet heen recovered, and many re
. This appalling loss of life and maim
ing of the living resul ed apparently
from the disregarding of orders given to
the two trains to meet at a station which
has for a long time been their regular
meeting point. This action of the en
gineer of the west bound train is made
more inexplicable by the fact that the
accident happened in broad daylight,
and according to the best information
obtainable he had the order in a tittle
frame in front of him a.- h,is engine
rushed by the station, and a mile and a
half further on came upon an eastboand
passenger train. The posssibijity exists
tl athe t engineer may have been asleep
HK.IIT IS HoUIBLB.
' I left the car," said a survivor, "as
soon as I could, and walked to the main
part of the wreck. It was the most hor
rible sight I ev-r witnessed. I saw a
woman pinioned by a piece of splint
tinilier which had gone coinpletely
through her body. A little child, quiver
ing in death's agony, lay beneath the
woman. I saw the child die, and with
in a few feet of her lay a woman's head
the decapitated Uly being several feet
away. Another litUe girl whose body
was fearfully mangled was piteoosly
alling for her mother. I have since
learned that she was I.ucile Conner, of
Knoxville. and that both of her parents
were killed. I heard one woman, ter
ribly mangled, praying earnestly to be
pared for her children, but death en
aad in a few minutes. Both engines
and all of the coaches of No. 15 were de
molished, the smoker and baggage-car
completely so. The sleepers remained
on the track undamaged. Both engine
lay to the north of the track, jammed
ogether into one mass of rains. The
cars which were demolished were piled
n the wrecked engine."'
Congressman H. K. Gibson, from the
econd Congressional Pistrict of Tennes
, was a passenger in a day coach on
the e.tbound train. He and another
man, whose name is not known, were
the only persons to escape alive from
the demo! ished car. Congressman Gib
son was en route to Kussellville. Tenn..
to deliver a political address.
Eugene V. Debs, Presidendial Nom
inee, in Portland.
Portland, Sept. 2. L'ugene V. Debs.
Socialist candidate for President of the
Ciiited States, arrived in Portland today
from San Francisco. He was met at
the depot by a committee of local So
cialists and escorted to the Exposition
building to the strains of music. The
latter function was performed.by a band,
which was engaged to meet hint at the
Mr. Debs' speech in Portland tonight
will lie the only one delivered in Ore
gon. Arriving here from San Francisco,
Mr. Debs will deliver the one address,
snd continue on to Tacoma and Seattle.
Later he will speak at Spokane.
Acting on the advice of the National
Committee, the local Socialists have
cone uded to forego the intended social
effort that was to be made in honor of
the Presidential candidate, because of
the fact that he is greatly fatigued with
the wear and worry of a hard campaign
KILLED HER GRANDCHILD.
The Jury Thought Her of Uasoaad Mind and Re-
tnraed Verdict of Not Gailty.
Spokane, Wash , Sept. 23 The prose
cution has rested its case in the trial of
Mrs. Jeanette Harris, of North Yakima,
charged with murdering the two-days-
old son of her daughter, Miss Pearl
Harris. The sensation of its testimony
was when Nellie Thorntou, a fellow in
mate of the countv jai! with Mrs. Harris
was introduced and testified that Mrs.
Harris told her she had tried to smoth
er the infant the night it was born. The
Thorr.ion woman said :
"Mrs. Harris told me the doctor took
the blankets off the child, in which she
had wrapped it to smother. Then she
said she was sorry she had not thought
to stick a hatpin in its head to kill it.
Mrs. Harris said that the mother of the
child said she would kill it if her moth
er did not, and that decided her to bring
it to Spokane. When she failed to get
it into a home for children here, she
strangled it and threw the quivering
body into the brush."
The defense has opened its case, and
in ontlining it, said the testimony of the
doctor who attended Miss Harris would
be introduced to disprove the accusation
oi the attempt to kill the child when It
was born. Periodical insanity is the
plea made for the defense and testimony
will be introduced to show how she once
wen insane for a short time from fright.
Spokane, Wash., Sept. 24. The jury
in the case of Mrs Jeanette Harris, the
North Yakima woman who killed the
infant son of her unmarried daughter by
strangling it in a thicket in the outskirts
of Spokane, brought in a verdict of not
guilty late tonight. A strong defense of
insanity was made by Mrs. Harris' at
torneys. The woman brought the child here
and tried to place it in one of the lahy
and 01 phan homes. Failing in that -h.
went to a secluded pU.-e, tid a cord
around its neck and strangled it. Her
queer actions led to her arrest before she
coald return to North Yakima. Baa
confessed the deed and gnided officer
to the scene.
Another criminal fool with a gun.
Fred Whan of Baker City was out in the
country shooting at any innocent bird
that he coul l see, and that had as good
a right to live as he has, and one of
the bullets from his misrhievona tmn
struck a farmer win was mowing, pene-
trating his lung, where it will remain, !
though he may recover.
TWO GUNS-TWO SHOTS.
Salem Gamblers Indulge in Harm
less Target Practice.
Burnt, Ore , Sept. 23. Stung because
he had been relieved of his job as a ,
dealer of 21, George Mannin.-. a gambler, !
sought revenge upon "Bill" McWiggins,
whom he held responsible for his dis- j
charge, found his man, and trouble, j
The result a doable gun play and
two shots rang out almost simultaneous
ly. When the smoke cleared away it
was found that neither had been hit and
that the only damage done was inflicted
upon an electric piano and some bar
nxtures in F. P. Talkington's saloon,
The Bureau. The shooting occurred
MoWiggin condacts a set of games in
the dnbrooms over The Bureau saloon.
Dur.ng fair week and for some time prior
Manning was employed as a dealer.
McWiggins discharged him and ever
since the latter has felt aggrieved.
The two men met in the saloon last
evening, when a dispute arose between
thei.i. One won! brought on another
unti. the lie was ;sse I, when one man
made a pass and the other followed suit.
Then both pulled gnns. It is not proba
ble that complaints will be made.
wafcsa Strikes a Megro.
H rsT ., Tes., Sept. 22 Tom Wat
son, of Georgia, who is to speak here to
morrow, arrived unexpectedly tonight
and the committee failed to meet him.
At the station Mr. Watson hired a hack !
to drive to a hotel and was requested by '.
the driver to admit another passenger. 1
The driver presented a negro woman as
his seat mate, whereupon Mr. Watson
left the hack and struck the negro driv-;
r a blow.
Every ingredient dispensed in our
prescription department is weighed
and measured with that care which
should characterize so important an
operation . . .
Exactness and scrupulous attention
are given to the details of compound
ing : We promise fidelity to formula
THE DRUG STORE OF QUALITY
DOWN NEAR THE DEPOT : ROSEBURG, OREGON
I HAVE EASTERN CUSTOMERS
AND CAN SELL
AN OREGON VESSEL
Seized on the High Seas by the
Russian Que 9S vaUsj
..4.. iKA ept. 24. The Mer
chants F. acaaaa today received a cable
gram f'om London stating that the
Hritirh steamer Crusader, bound from
Oregon ports to the far east, had been
captured by the JeoanesenjLjavken to
Hakodate. The V1 -sir is believed
to be due to a mista of tba
Japanese. The CkmaVr
ed positively, carried u-
cargo and she was bound for a tn f
port. Furthermore, she was at ihe time
heading for a Japanese port in order to
replenish her coal supply. This of iteeli
should remove all suspicion; as to the
nature of her cargo.
The Crusader sailed from Portland
August 31, bound for Shanghai, carrying
2,880,664 feet of lumber, valued at 26,
148, and 3000 Oregon p ne lath, valued
mat be caoisaa Korea
Sax Fsaxisco, Sept. 24 Considera
ble excitement was caused in shipping
circles when the Marine Exchange ob
server on top of Mount Tamalpais re
ported he had sighted a mysterious for
eign cruiser about M miles out, with no
dag displayed, steaming straight to
ward this port from the west. After
coming in about ten miles, the cruiser
suddenly changed her course and headed
for the southwest and was soon lost to
sight. At no time while she was in
view of the observer's powerful glass did
she display any dag that would give a
clew to her identity, but she was clearly
a foreign cruiser and from her size it ia
supposed that she was the Russian
cruiser Korea, reported as sighted near
Victoria, and believed to have aceom
piniel the cruiser Lena across the
Brs-IAS vlCKKY TO OEEGOS.
ale. Or.. Sept. 24 The Russian
Consul at San Francisco is anxious to
secure information regarding the harbor
laws, rules and regulations in the state
of Oregon, and having applied in vain
to the Port of Portland Commission and
the Bjard of Commissioners, he has ad
dressed Governor Chamberlain upon
the subject. For the information of his
government he wishes to know whether
there are any state laws or local regula
tions governing the assignment of ves
sel; to berths in Oregon harbors, and
particularly whether exceptions are
made in favor of merchant vessels dying
the American nag.
J APS CAPTTRE SIX FOKTS.
Tokio. Sept. 25 11 a. m. It is be
lieved here that the Japanese have cap
tured six forts in the second line of de
lense at Port Arthur since September 19.
The hope of a speedy reduction of the
fortress is running high.
F. W. BKNSON,
A C. MAEUTKK3.
BOAUD OP DlitBCTOR.3
F. W. BKNSON, R. A. BOOTU J. H. BOOTH,
J. T BRID K-. JOS. LYONS, A. C. MARS THUS
K. L MILLER.
A GENERAL BANKING
Your Ranches and Timber
Lands with me. : : : '
R. R. JOHNSON,
OFFICE IN MARKS BLOCK,