The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, February 12, 1904, Page 4, Image 4

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THE OREGON 'DAILY .TOUIJKAL PORTLAND, FRIDAY EVENING FEURTJARY 12, 190 1.
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INFECTED CATTLE
WILL BE
OBSOOS WttXi SOT ADKIT CATTLS
' rsoM cAiirowiA because op
SliMT " TICK THAT IHTSSTS
SOVTXCB BTBEM QUASAN
- TXSS COSTXSVED.
It ,i extremelv unlikely that cattle
from, southern California will be per
mitted to enfr Oregon. Owing to the
fact that many of them are infected
tvith a tick which has proved fatal to
cattle n Oregon lanches, it Is unsiife
to admit them without strict quaran
tine. nnA this involves an expense which
the state is not prepared to meet. The
pecrelmy of" agriculture has advised
Governor Chamberlain that it will be
jleoesxary for all cuttle coming Into tne
tate frum California to le dipped, and
kept under .snprvlsieii for !'0 days.
"I do not nee how these requirement
can !et complied witii," aatd the governor
ihi morning. "If th government was
Wllllng to pay the cost of dipping the
cattle In iiuaraiitine, it "might be ar
ranged, but the Htate has no fund with
which to pay the force of men " that
would be required for the purpose,"
. The. following communication haa
been addressed by Governor Chamber
lain to Governor Pardee of California,
In reply to the latter's request for the
admission of cattle from Ills stater
"Governor George C. Pardee, Satra
menW), Cal. Dear Sir I received your
telegram Of the 1 Oth -Inst, announcing
to me that drouth in southern California
threatened many cattle, and asking If
this state would admit your clean cat
tle, under federal . supervision, and In
answer thereto I have this day , wired
you as follows:
'We cannot consent to admission of
southern California cattle to Oregon, un
less they pass muster of strict, state
tiuarantine regulations. Our ranges are
crowded and many stockmen are feeding
cattle now. Fears of Texas fever and
other diseases prevent compliance with
your request.' I now confirm this tele
gram. Before wiring you Iihad a. long con
sultation With Dr. William MacLean.
state veterinarian, and he advised me
that it was. dangerous to admit cattle
to Oregon range from Southern Califor
nia.1 because cattle from that section,
although immune themselves, might In
fect, the cattle of this section with Texas
fever. -His- opinion has been confirmed
by men who have dealt largely In live
stock, with whom I have consulted since
the receipt of your telegram. ,
"Last fall, during a trip through the
south, I was advised that cattle1 from the
states of - Louisiana. Mississippi : and
other southern states, , were Infected
with a tick that was entirely 'harmless tar
them, and yet when these same cattle
Were permitted to come Into contact. In
northern (rattle yards with cattle from
the west and north, these ticks were In
strumental . la communicating a fever
which proved fatal In nearly every Instance.-
"I understand that during the Incum
bency of Governor William P. Lord of
mis state, an epiaemic crone oui
amongst the cattle in southeastern Ore
Ron, occasioned by the Importation of
cattle from southern California. I have
not as yet had' time to verify this state
ment, but 1 will do so upon my return
to Salem and write you in reference to
the matter.
"I regret very much the conditions
wntcn nave impelled me to wire you as
I have .done, but .1 feel an abiding con
viction, from the opinions which I have
received upon the subject, that there Is
great danger to the livestock Interests
of this state If cattle, from the extreme
: south are permitted to come Into Ore-
.. gon. even though the have an apparent
ly clean bill of -health. , ; f .
,; "I have the honor to remain, 'Tours
very truly. ' -
"GEORGE E. CHAMBERLAIN."
: Governor Chamberlain sent the fol
lowing dispatch this afternoon to Secre
tary Wilson:
"Secretary of Agriculture, at Waehlng
; ton, D. C.i
' "K dipping California cattle will pve-
vent infection to our herds, why dees
your department require that our state
shall keep such animals as are admll
ted tinder supervision, and prevent their
leaving for a period of BO days after
arrival? Will your department bear all
the expense of dipping, as well as super
vision for 84 days after arrival? No
appropriation Is available for this ex
traordinary expense." ' v
' CXX.BBBATXOS IV SEATTLE.
J . - (Journal Special. Sfrrlce.)
r Seattle, Wash., Feb. 12. Prominent
Republicans of the state of Washing
Hon have rounded up In Seattle In an
ticipation of the Lincoln banquet to be
given tonight under the auspices of the
Young Men's Republican club. Elab
orate arrangements have been con
cluded and the affair promises to be ono
of the moat notable of Its kind in the
political history of the state. The list
of speakers and their toasts Is as fol
lows: "The Club," E. B, Herald; "The
Necessity of Unity," Elmer E. Todd;
"Our Next President," Scott Calhoun;
"The Young Man in Polities," John E.
Carroll; "Alaska." 1. C. Conover; "The
Orient," C. W. Howard. Bellingham;
The Party of Progress," W. B, Strat
ton, Olympla; "February 12," A. J.
Falknor, Olympla. y
PACITIO COAST OSS BT WAX.
BARRED
; San- Franclsoo, Feb. 12. Ex-American
Consul Fowler says the Pacific
coast ' loss in trade the first year of
the war will be $20,000,000 in export.
It will be borne by San Francisco, Seat
tle and Portland in the main.
. The ultimate results will be beneficial.
SEEN AND
J ' UNSEEN
Many people think of
Scott's Emulsion as merely
a flesh builder, but its flesh
building is only an outward
sign of the new life-building
process within the vital
parts of the body,
f It builds up the blood
cells, the nerves and life
tissues before the ; added
flesh begins to appear.
Its unseen work is more
important than the seen.
1 r1
liniER SWEPT:
- BY ROLLING SEAS
XV TEBBXTXC OAXJ3 AX.X. WAT UP
COAST FBOM SAX rSANCISCO
TKSSXTX0 WXSD OTT THB COAST
WXX.XJUXXTTB XXVES XS SISIHO
KAPXSLT. - - " - "
A big storm Is still raging off the
const, but as the lines are. down the
weather bureau la unable to state Just
how severe It is. Special, warnings were
sent out last night to all-, the Impor
tant points on the coast, !
At Tacoma a gale was. blowing at the
rate of 44 miles an hour this morning.
District Forecaster Beats nays that is
the heaviest wind that ever blew there
to his knowledge. Off the Columbia lie
gays it must have been 70 or 80 miles
en hour. At present mere is a tun,
but it may be only, temporary.
The Willamette river la rising very
rapidly. Within the pasfr 24 hours It haa
rlKen two feet. It Is now six feet above
low water mark and pine feet below
the danger, line.
Swept by heavy seas all the way up
the coast, the steamer Whlttler, laden
with crude oil, had a very trying ex
perience. It was a southerly gale, how
ever, and did not greatly 'Interfere with
her passage. She reached the mouth of
the river at noon yesterday, after a.
run of fi7 hours. Ah hour later she
crossed the bar and left up the rivet'
for Portland, reaching here laBt night.
Captain McDonald reports that heavy
seas -were rolling all the way up to the
Columbia, and frequently washed the
decks. While crossing tne bar the gale
started up with renewed rury, and he
says the velocity of the wind was so
great as to flatten out the sheet of water
level aw a floor.
John Baker Jr., manager of the Union
Oil companyr which operates the Whlt
tier, was a passenger on the steamer.
Mr. Baker la spending the day at
Portsmouth, near Swan Island, where
the company recently purchased prop
erty on which to build an oil tank. The
company already has a wharf under
construction at that point. The pro
posed tank will have a capacity of about
40,000 barrels.-
On this trip the Whlttier brought
831.254 gallons of oil. valued at $1,142.
On the outward trip she will take 420.000
gallons Oyf fresh water.
OPPOSE ASPHALT
FSOPXBTT OWHZXI SEMO
TBATB AOAXSST THIS STBXZT
BEIlTOr IMPROVED WITH TOST
CX. ASS PATEMXXTT TEA it ACCI
BUTTS IP STREET XS TOO GOOD.
As anticipated In The Journal yester
day, there was a remonstrance filed to
day at the city, hall, protesting against
the Improvement of Twenty-third street
with asphalt The reasons advanced as
to why such an Improvement was not
required are considered rather Indefi
nite,' Although the communication re
fers to the congested condition which
would follow the diverting of traffic to
and from the fair grounds via that
thoroughfare. -
"It 1s Just as I thought," exclaimed
one official when confronted with . the
remonstrance. "The people are fight
ing their own Interests In trying to down
an asphalt covering for the street, and
apparently do not want It, simply be
cause it would Interfere with the heavy
travel which the street car company
expects to ' have after the exposition
opens."
-The principal idea advanced In favor
of the Improvement was the desire to
have a food-surfaced thoroughfare lead
ing directly to the exposition. This
would be on Twenty-third street, and
the asphalt was proposed. It is not
known whether the remonstrance car
ries enough names to defeat the propo
sition, but the members of the city
council and other officials are chagrined
that betterment plans finds such oppo
sition. The remonstrance opposes the asphalt
because it would result In making the
street the main fair driveway, and this,
with the heavy street car traffic, It Is
feared,- would result In blockades and
accidents, .
WILL THINK ON
QUESTION LATER
The-sewer committee met this morn
Ing and tried to untangle a problem ex
Istlng In the district adjacent to Com
mercial, Gantenbeln, Fargo and Morris
streets. On Morris street there Is al
ready a sewer and one also is laid in
the alley between Fargo and Monroe
streets, but none on Monroe street.
Now the residents petition for a sewer
In an alley between Monroe and Morris
streets and the vexatious question la
how t reach an equitable assessment.
The only remedy suggested Is to build
the sewer on Monroe street and not in
the alleyway, assessing the east half of
the property owners for only eight feet
to minimize their assessment already
paid on the sewer in the alley between
Monroe and Fargo streets. The council
men decided to postpone further think
ing until another meeting.
WAKEFIELD WILL .
EIGHT FOB CONTROL
C. Guy Wakefield, of the defunct Order
of Fraternal Home Buyers, has brought"!
quo warranto proceedings to oust C W.
Altman and C. K. Harbaugh. whom he
claims are unlawfully holding their po
sitions as officers of the company. Wake
field has sent out a call for a meeting
of the contract holders on Saturday
night. In Auditorium hall, on Third
street. He will then explain his plans
for the future, and attempt to gain con
trol of the concern and operate it on a
more business like' basis.
Attorney Joseph and Mr. Harbaugh
are still at Spokane trying to settle the
legal difficulties of the branch .office at
that place.
A BUOY POVBTD.
(Animal 8hc11 Rrrrlee.t
Victoria, B. C, Feb. 12. A life buoy
from the steamer Wulut Walla has been
picked up In Victoria harbor having
drifted .In. Half its contents la gone
leaving : the covering only. The .other
half of the buoy .la complete,. The name
appears, very distinctly on the buoy.
The Walla Walla was lout oh Cap Men
docino ih January, 1902, on her way
from Srn Francisco, i -
TWENTY-THIRD
JOURNAL BRINGS
HAPPINESS TO TWO
A home has been provided for Mrs.
Turpln end Mrs. Griffin, the two young
women of West Portland who have been
chopping and hauling wood for their own
support and that of a number of others.
Mrs, W. Kerlr. of 482 Mi Davenport street
called a I the county health office yes
terday afternoon and donated the use
of a good house on Portland heights,
where the women can live and make a
living without hard work.
WOODEN BRIDGES
GAINING IN FAVOR
The street committee will this after
noon consider a proposition to construct
two wooden bridges across Sullivan's
gulch at Union and Grand avenues, both
not to exceed $86,000 in cost, and by
this concession it is hoped to settle the
problem which has followed the coun
cil's ordinances calling for steel bridges
at those two polnUr-v -.a.:
It looks as if the members of the
GROWING STOCK
BY ELECTRICITY
BSKASXABX.S EXPEBIME1TTS HATE
BEES MASS BT THE XXFE SIXES
TAIi JITATIOH AT TXOB tTKTVES
SXTT OP MXCHXOAXf BSOVOHT TO
MATTTKXTT.
By George B. Longan.
Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 12. An elec
trical system- of stock raising has been
developed on a moderate scale at - the
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
The university haajn connection with It
one of the largest agricultural and live
stock experiment stations In the United
States. These experiments, of growing
stock by electricity have been announced
by the experiment station as "tried and
true." and may be expected to cause a
great dear of talk throughout the coun
try among stockmen and farmers gen
erally.
By this system of electricity stock
raising, . small animals, such as birds
and rabbits, have been forced 'into ma
ture slxe and plumpness in two-thirds
of the time required by nature. This
has been done a number of times and
the experiment has never failed. The
test has not yet been tried upon calvea
and -larger stock, but the professors at
the experiment station aay the expert
mentJs practical with any kind of
stock, and that it will mean 'the reduc
tion by many months of the time itakes
a cow or sheep to reach, maturity.
. How the Electricity' Works. . ! .
In- several rooms the electro-thera
peutic laboratory at the experiment sta
tion cheap wooden pens, cfrcular in form,
have been wound to the height of twe
feet with electric wires. A moderate
current of one-half horsepower circles
these electric pens. From this Influence
the air inside the pens Is made electro
magnetic, becoming a strong magnetic
field with 62 lines of force to the square
inch. . ' "
In these pens, since Thanksgiving day,
rabbits have grown to maturity in two
thirds of the time that rabbits. near them
developed In non-electrical pens. These
electrically-matured animals did not be
come larger than normal rabbits; they
merely arrived at normal slxe more
quickly. Furthermore, as In the cast
of hothouse flowers, they were found
less hardy than their, slower brothers.
Bu$ it was noted that the forced rab
bits had an unexcelled plumpness and
tenderness.. In other waji the taste of
the meats of the two Kinds did not
vary. It Is easy to see what an effect
such a system would have on the cat
tle, sheep and hng market. If a calf
would become a 1-year-old In a year and
a half, and If it would be more plump
and more tender, It might be a fine
thing, although, as In the case of hot
house flowers, the care might make up
for the gain In time.
Better Shipping- PaollitiM.
The markets of the central west are
protesting - about the delay occasioned
shippers In getting their livestock Into
the stockyards of the various markets.
The railroads delay stock sometimes so
that It is held within a mile of the yards
on trackfor 10 to IS hours. This, often
means a heavy loss to the shipper. The
railroads are hard to collect damages
from. The Kansas City stock exchange
has decided to Inaugurate a system of
keeping tab on the railroads. Those
that delay cars coming In for other
freight and to mpve passenger trains
will suffer, as all the stock going east
will be billed to those roads giving good
service, wherever the stock Is going to
eastern markets or to other competitive
points. The railroads that are delay
ing must build better 'terminals or lose
business..
. X.ow Cattle Prices.
Price on the fat stock market are as
low as they have been In two months.
The best kinds' are selling at It cents
better than two, weeks ago, but trade
Is still slow.
The stocker and feeder trade was un
even during the first part of the wees:
as there were few outside buyers In the
market and speculators were not en
couraged with the outlook. On Wednes
day . and Thursday, however, with
warmer weather, country buyers began
to flock in, and over 7,000 cattle were
shipped back to the country In the two
days.' ; The Jobs In the first two days
was recovered and good offerings have
ruled about steady In the last two days.
Extreme common offerings were hard to
sell at prices over $3. Stock cows, heif
ers and 'calves were In limited supply,
and price changes were Immaterial.
The combined receipts of cattle at the
five markets teat week were close ' to
126,000, agalnat 165,825 the preceding
week and 142.800 In the corresponding
week last year. Chicago received less
than 50,000, against 6ft,50Q the week be
fore and 65,700 a year ago. Local re
ceipts overran 30,000, as against 41,075
the week before and 37,025 In the same
week a year ago.
Receipts of sheep here last week ag
gregated 1,WS, against 19,826 the pre
ceding week and 14,150 a year ago. Chi
cago had 74.000. against tl.fiOO the weeK
before' and 71,000 a year ago. Receipts
at the five western markets aggregated
144.109. against 181.700- 'the preceding
week and 140,250 a year ago. In spite
of small receipts the market has de
clined 15 to SO cents, reaching the low
point of the year and a little lower than
a year ago. The decline. Is due to a
break in dressed mutton prices abroad.
Lambs and yearlings are 25 to 34 cents.
lower, while ewes and wethers are no
more than 16 cents lower. Fed native'
and western wethers bring" 34 to 34.25;
yearling wethers, $4.60, to. 34.(6; ewes.
$3.65 to $4; lambs, $6 to $6.60; yearling
lambs, $4.50 to .15. ,
' Preferred Stock Canned Goods
Allen; It Lewis' Best Brand, 1
UI saw by The Journal that what waa
wanted was not money, but a home,"
said Mrs. Kerin.
"They may take this hous'e'and.I Will
do what I can In the way of providing
thera work." , - .
For om time the two women haye
been the sole support of their mother
and younger sister, the paralyzed hus
band of Mrs. Turpin, her two children
and the Infant child of Mrs. Griffin. - ,
council were preparing for a change of
front, on their famous "no ! wooden
bridge": ultimatum to the property-owners.
President Zimmerman still Insists
on steel bridges, but Albee. Bentley and
others of his colleagues appear ready. to
take another attitude.
, It Is expected that a number of the
large property-owners will be present at
.the session to .expatiate upon the superi
ority and cheapness of wooden bridges..
ILL ANALYZE
THE SITUATION
COTTBTCXX. VOL COVSZSEB LETTXBS
coHCEBBrnro hew . xarstrAAHCB
svmvEY An sioxoi xr pbom-
XSES ABB HOW SEPXHXTB SHOTOH
TO VEST ITS WISHES.
In reply to the special council com
mittee's desire for more explicit infor
mation regarding lower insurance rates,
Surveyor 3. C. Stone yesterday submit
ted a second letter to Chairman Albee
in which he made 'the statement pub
lished in The Journal yesterday that the
resurvey would begin immediately as
soon as the improvements were com
pleted and the full-paid fire system es
tablished. The cemmunlcatlon follows:
'Replying to your favor of the 9th
lnrt, in which you request additional
Information In the matter of reduced
ratings to follow proposed Improve
ments In the fire department, my for
mer letter on this subject clearly stat
ed the average percentage reductions
tha would apply In the several districts
of the city, and . from these the total
amount of sayings In premiums can ap
proximately be determined. No closer
estimate can be given unless each rate
Is reflgured individually, and for the
mere purpose of arriving at the same
end this method Is Impractical on ac
count of the tremendous amount of
work it would necessitate.
"The revised ratings on which the
city sawmills have Just been published
and the reductions as given In my for
mer letter would apply therefrom. 'The
schedule under which these mills are
now rated was adopted for the entire
coast In October, and is being applied
to all mills within the Jurisdiction of
the board. , . . . . ,
"In regard to the time of commence
ment of resurveys, I beg to state such,
work will be started upon the comple
tion of the projected improvements. ,
Several members of tne council ex
pressed the opinion that the promises
made In this letter were satisfactory,
"I guess they will have to be satis
fied," remarked' Councilman A. X. Bent
ley. The correspondence which has passed
between Mr. Stone and the council's com
mittee will be considered at next Wed
nesday's session. .
IS
OPEN TO THESE
superintendent Robinson haa an
nounced the results of the uniform
eighth grade examinations In the coun
try schools and diplomas have been
awarded the graduates with approprl
ate exercises. The class is not very
large this year and the majority of the
teachers throughout the county have
arranged their classes so that the final
tests for their eighth grade pupils can
be held In June. The graduates are en
titled to enter any high school in . the
state without further examination. A
list of those receiving diplomas Is aa
follows:
District No. 4, Gresham Ella Taylor.
District No. 6, Mt. TaborJoseph
Relsch, Lou E. Flood, Anna Iverson,
Etta Coblne, Archie Craft, Olivia Led
yard,' Mable King. Maude Flood, Lester
King, Charles Ford, Helen Francis, Mil
dred Fltspatrlck.
District No. 20, Troutdale-gflarry
Coleman, carle Burch, William t'eiton,
Elsie Gray, Milton Fox.
Dletrict No. 29, Woodstock Carl Oll-
dersleeve. Gertrude Hefty, Margaret Bel'
linger, Glenn H. Taylor, .Ollve Wilson,
Lanee Heed, Henry Hefty. '
District No. 61. Alta Park Maxwell
Page.' ..'
CHXCAOO SOCIETY SXHHEB.
(Journal gpeclal Bervic.)
New York, Feb. 12. One of the most
prominent ' features of the observance
of Lincoln's birthday In the metropolis
will be the banquet at Delmonlco's to
night under the auspices of the Chicago
Society of New York. Among those
who have accepted invitations to be
present are the following compatriots
6f Lincoln, or those who have given his
llfework their study; Senator Shelby
M. Oullom of Illinois, Gen. Joseph
Wheeler, Gen. Daniel E. Sickles, Mel
vine W. Fuller. Gen. A. W. Greeley and
Miss Ida M. Tarbell.
tlHCOLH BAY AT CHXCAOO.
(Journal Special Aervlet.) . .
Chicago, Ills., Feb. 12. Lincoln's
birthday was observed In Chicago as a
general holiday. Banks, the board of
trade, the stock exchange and other
public Institutions were closed and ap
propriate exercises were held in the
public schools. sThe celebration closes
this evening with a public meeting and
banquet under the auspices' of the Mar
quette club. Secretary Leslie M. Shaw
will be one of the speakers and others to
be heard are Congressmen Robert G,
Cousins of Iowa and Henry 8. Boutelle
of Illinois. , - " '
You . are glad you have
found them out- Schilling's
Bestand your grocer is glad.
111011
SCHOOL
SCALP DANCE On .
LOVE FEAST?
TOAST TO BOOSBTBX.T AT TO
HXOHT'S . BAHQtTBT , OP THE
YOUHGr MEH'B B.BPVBUOAX OX.XTB
' BTASTS AOTIYH HOSTILITIES ST
.MITCHELL AHD SXMOH PACTXOHS.
"The Lincoln memorial banquet, which
Is to be held this evening under the
auspices of the Young Men's Republican
club and where both factions of the
party were scheduled to bury the hatchet
and forget for the time their bitter
strife,: is preceded m by demonstrations
much more suggestive of a scalp dance
than of a love feast ' ' Simon Repub
licans are preparing to turn oujt en
masse for the occasion, f but Mitchell
men angrily declare that they will boy
cott the banquet. . Judge Carey, the
leader of the latter faction, does not In
tend to be . present, and many of the
rank and file who. had purchased tickets
will etay away.
. Strange to tell,' the whotft trouble h&s
arisen over a toast that la to be given In
honor of Theodore Boosey!.' whose re
election both factions profess to desire
above' all things else. - And thereby
hangs a tale of a bit ef strategy on
the part' of he Simon' .1 Republicans,
which has roused the Mitchell following
to a white htsafrof fury. ' . ' ,
Then Young Men's Republican club,
though nominally embracing both, fac
tions of the party and bound by its con
stitution to ignore their differences, is
controlled by the Mitchell wing. The
president of the club. C E: Lockwood,
Is reputed to be a Mitchell man, and so
are a majority of the executive board.
When Lockwood appointed a committee
of three 'to make arrangements for the
banquet and to assljrn the toasts, he se
lected two Mitchell men and one Simon
man. II. C Smith Is an open adherent
of the Mitchell faction, to which he
owes his position as circuit court clerk,
and J. P. Kavanaugh Is Indebted to the
same element for his place as assistant
city attorney, and they were both placed
on the committee.- 'But In seme mysteri
ous way W. M. Davis, the third member
of the committee and an ardent worker,
in the other faction, accomplished a coup
which has filled the Mitchell men with
rage and has brought upon the majority
of the committee a storm of denuncia
tion from their own camp.
Davis succeeded in having the Roose
velt toast assigned to D. Soils Cohen,
one of Senator 8imon's closest friends
and staunchest supporters. Mitchell
Republicans have made their campaign
largely upon the assertion that they and
they alone are the loyal supporters of
President Roosevelt, and that upon their
success at the primaries depends his
endorsement by the "Oregon delegation
to the national convention.- When they
learned, . therefore, that the toast.
Theodore Roosevelt," was to be re
sponded to by one of the leaders of the
Simon faction, there was a storm of
angry protest. Lockwood and the com
mittee which waa responsible for the
arrangements, were fiercely denounced.
Many of the Mitchell men declared they
would not attend, for they saw In the
banquet possibilities of peril to the ar
gument upon which they have most re
lied to win the primary fight.
The Simon men, , of course, ar a Jubi
lant, and they propose to attend the
banquet in force and demonstrate by
their enthusiasm their loyalty to the
president ' , t , i.
The banquet Is to be held at 145 First
street, at J o'clock this evening. r
SHE MUST MARRY
AN EASTERN MAN
Baker City. Fob. 11. It will be re
membered that on December 4, last,
William McKlnnell. a well known busi
ness man of Eagle valley, was found
dead in his room In a Baker City lodging
house. He had come to town on busi
ness and besides running a stone was
executor for an estate. The evidence at
the coroner's Jury showed that he had
committed suicide and that the estate
matters were not In very good shape.
He belonged to7 one or two secret orders
and the remains were shipped to Eagle
valley for burial.
Today his will was filed in the Baker
county probate court and A. W. Compton
of Eagle valley was appointed special
referee In the matter. The will Is a
very peculiar one and designates Miss
Dora Williams as legatee, after the
payment of the testator's debts, pro
vided that she does not marry any one a
native ea Paclfio coast state, but leaves
her at liberty to marry In the east, par
ticularly In the state of Ohio. If Miss
Williams should mafry contrary to the
provisions of the will the property is to
go to Miss Maggie McKlnnell at Scandla,
Kan." . ' . . .
Mining circles in Baker City were
startled tonight by the announcement
of the discovery In paying quantities of
that rare metal, platinum, In gold ore
In the Mount Raatus district, the newest
camp, whioh has been so much heralded
of late. E. D. Gallaher, representing a
Seattle syndicate, returned here from
camp tonight. Mr. Gallaher lias been
quietly exploiting ' some new mineral
territory for more than SO days past and
has made these valuable discoveries Just
mentioned which are situated about
seven miles from Mount Raatus. When
Interviewed by a reporter Mr.- Gallaher
displayed some handsome samples of ore
which run from H to 12 ounces in plati
num and from $5 to $350 in gold.
' It Is a new character of ore to any
thing known. In eastern Oregon. He
says that the leads ire well defined and
In plaee. . The belt seems at one age to
have been In rock form but has under
gone a change and now both the cosmtry
formation and the ore are soft and easy
to work. On account of this great
change In the formation, to the casual
observer tt does not look like a mineral
territory and has been passed over by
prospectors for .years and rattle men
have ridden over it for SB years, little
suspecting that there1 would be-discovered
beneath their feet the greatest min
ing eamp on the Pacific coast.
A revolution In mining methods will
probably take place In the Baker City
camps this season. Norman Blanchard,
representing the Improved Mineral
Smelting company of Portland, who Is In
Baker City, has made . arrangements
through which he expects to put In a
number of their new plants this sea
son. - In fact,- several furnaces will be
blown in early in the spring In different
camps contiguous to Baker City, The
peculiarity of this furnace Is - that It
uses raw coal or wood as fuel and con
sumes all of Its own gases so that no
poisonous gases can - be detected In the
neighborhood of the smelter and flower
gardens can bloom under the very noses
of the furnaces. '
This furnaoe was thoroughly tented by
the Ladd Metal company at the Oswego
plant near Portland and found to be en
tirely satisfactory. . The process has
been patented In the United States, Can
ada and Mexloo, - and work has been
started In Belgium., Mr. Blanchard ex
pects 'to Install the first plant In east
ern Oregon on the Tempest mine In the
Greenhorn district, and several other
mines have agreed to establish a 'plant
It that Is found to be a success.
ARE YOUR KIDNEYS DISEASED?
If any of your family has been troubled with Kidney or
,: - Bladder disease, make a test and satisfy yoiur;.- :'.r-.-
" .self as to the condition of your kidneys.
Doctors prescribe and use "Safe Cure" in all cases of Kidney and Blad
der disease. John Moran made well after years of suffering- ;
,r. . . by Warner's Safe Cure, ' .
"I make no apology to the medical
profession nor to the medical societies
to which I have the honor to belong, in
coming out and openly commending
Warner's Safe Cure. I am Justified in
stating that there is no known remedy
that can equal it In curing kidney and
bladder troubles. .
Fully fifteen years ago I tested Its
value first, and In a case of Bright'
Disease, when it seemed to me mat the
patient must die. ' I had tried the usual
forms of treatment on the case, and in
time they wore themselves out and the
diaeaso gained rapidly. I came tfl use
Warner's. Safe Cufe an a last resort and
with ;he most gratifying results. Under
careful treatment and nursing atx bot
tles absolutely cured my patient.
"I have no need to tell you that 1
have employed your medicines ever
since in my practice and with the most
gratifying results, The herbs used in
your prescription are known to the med
ical profession and the medicine Is well
regarded and generally used by doctors
when kidney or bladder .affections are
shown to be present."
B. 8. GARST, M. D.,
. Clifton, a C
Ex-President Ashland University. Ash
land, Ohio, and Member IT. 8. Medical
Association, October t, 1903.
IF IN DOUBT TEST YOUR URINE.
Put some morning urine in a glass or bottle, -let It stand twenty-four hours;
If a reddish-brown sediment forms, or If the urine is cloudy or milky, or if par- .
tides or germs float about in It, you can be certain that your kidneys have
been diseased for a long time, and you should get a bottle of Safe Cure at once.
SAFB CURB Is purely
vegetable and contains no
harmful drugs; It aoes not
constipate; it Is a moat
valuable ' - and effective
tonic; it Is a stimulant to
digestion andHMrakens the
torpid liver, putting the
patient into the very best
receptive ; state for the
work of the restorer of
the-kldneya. It repairs
the tissues, soothes In
flammation and irritation,
stimulates the enfeebled
organs and at the same
time heals them. It builds
up the , body, gives it
strength and restores en-J r.,S
ergy and -vigor. Sold byTr.C I : i
all druggists, or direct,
61 CENTS AND 11.00 A BOTTLE..' - I
' WARNER'S SAFEf PILLS move the
LARGE INCREASE
1 IN HOP ACREAGE
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From present Indications there will be
a large increase, in the acreage of bops
during the coming year. The high
prices that have ruled during the, past
few seasons have caused quite a number
of Willamette valley farmers to look
with envy on their more fortunate broth
ers who had their lands in hops.
A few years ago there was a very large
acreage In hops In the valley, but sev-.
era! years of very low prices caused a
large per cent of the farmers to plow
up their hops and put In other products.
"There will be about 1,000 more acres
of hops put in this season in the state,"
says Julius Wolf of Sllverton. "The
high prices that have ranged in the hop
market of late "have Induced a number of
farmers to put in new yards, and also
to Increase , their old ones. - There - Is
money in hops at 12 cents a pound, and
the sales made during the past season
will average at least 20 cents, some of
them a little below that figure and oth
ers at an advance. ." '
"There were last season about 17,000
Seres In this state devoted to hoprais
Ing,' but this season will show an in
crease of about 2,000 acres, making the
total this' season about 11,000 acres,
There will be about 1,000 more acres put
In this season, and next year the grand
total will amount to 22,000 acres. At
this rate of increase the Willamette vsl
ley will soon be In a position to supply
the entire world with hops, . ."
Xooks for One If tuxdred Thousand Bales.
. 'The hop yield during-1903, according
to the railway companies, was about 87,
000 bains, hut 1 look for a yield of over
100,000 bales during the year 1904.
"It Is hard to tell Just what prices will
rule during the coming season, but quite
a number of contracts havo lately been
made at 20 cents a pound. The opening
of the seanon a -year, ago hops sold for
2S cents, but very large selling caused
the market to go down to about IS or
18 cents. It afterward "recovered, and
the present ruling price is around the
28 and 2D cents mark. There, are only
about 1,000 bales of last season's crop
in the hands of the growers unsold, sod
the transactions of late have not been
very - large. ' There is some selling
among t he dealer speculators, but even
these do not amount to much.. The
highest price of the season 29 Cents
was paid by one dealer for a lot owned
by another.
'The highest price that hops sold for
In this state was In 1880, when the quo
tations reached tl a pound. The next
highest figure was, I think, In 1883, when
they reaches 86 and 40 cents. The prices
paid for hops this season were the high
est since that period." "
XA KIOTO VOTE.
Hong Kong. Feb. It. The British
steamer Indrapura arrived today.
Astoria, Feb. 12. No bar report; lines
down, i , . ,
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with kidney and bladder trouble. Sev-
eral years ago I gut a good drenching
while out in the rain, and it was several '
hours before I could change my clothes.
The result was that I caught ia severe
cold, which' laid me up for weeks, and
finally settled in -Inflammation of the
bladder. Only those who have had this
disease can- know what X suffered.' At ;
times it seemed that I must scream with
pain. I was a'physlcal wreck and unfit
for the duties of life. The doctor 'could
not help me, -and I found no relief any
where until I took Warner's Safe Cure.
It Is highly praised, buf not half Is
said. It la so different from the: other '
medicines It aeems that I must tell ev
ery sick man, stop spending your money
on useless medicines and take Warner's'
Safe Cure.' It cured me within 11
weeks and I have not had a particle of
trouble since. I am strong. and well and
in perfect health today.'r JOHN MO
RAN. 671 Washington St.,' Boston, Mass.
- Treasurer Woodmen of the World.
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, last thirty years. It is
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hospitals as the only ab-.-solute
curs for all forms
of disease of the kidneys,
liver,- blood and bladder.
Write in confidence to ,
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RATES ADVANCED
TUVM SATS SOOSTXS FSOIC $3 TO
$4 AHD $4.80 ASX WSSAT SATS
MAT X-OLX.OW SUITSO OOHTSA
BASXt . OASSXZD OK TSB X.OCAX
XJHXBS,
Official announcement iff made of th
fapt that freight rates on flour to the
Orient from all points on the coast
have been fixed at 14,-exctpt Shanghai.
To that point It will be M.W. '
The new rate goes Into effect -next
month. The present tariff 1s IS. ' - At
the local office of the Portland-Asiatic
company It is stated to be quite probable
that the rate on wheat will be fixed at
the same figures, although as yet no
action has been' taken concerning that
matter. .
The Clavering will be the next Orien
tal liner to load at Portland. JBhe re
cently arrived at a Mexican port and Is
now en -route to San Francisco. She
Is expected to reach here by. the 20th of
th6 month. , v ' ,
Including the China Commercial com
pany's fleet, which are; under charter
to the Portland-Asiatic Company, there
will now be seven regular liners leav
ing here for Japan and China. The com
pany Is now working upon tne new
schedule, fixing the sailing dates for
each,- which will soon be completed. ' It
Is the Intention to have a steamer sail
from this port every two weeks.
Representatives of the company State '
that - the proclamation ' of President
Roosevelt relative to what American
vessels shall carry back and forth be
lt ween the two countries which are at
War win not affect their Use In the
least. No reference Is made In the proc-.i
tarnation to commerce. If there were
any rules laid down by the government;
for the -regulation of the, American
merchant marine It is stated that they ,
would ha'rdly apply to the Portland-1
Asiatic steamers.1- They are of British '
register and fly the British flag. ' i
AURORA. POSTOFFICE ?'
ENTERED BY THIEVES
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, r (Joamal Special SerTlet.)
Aurora, Or., Feb. , 12. The postofflee
at this place was entered by burgjars
again last -night and a safe belonging
to H. J. Miller and Postmaster Snyder
was blown open. Mr. Miller had a num
ber of valuable papers In an Iron box In
the safe andT this box the. robbers took,
thinking perhaps it contained money;
Mr. Snyder's papers were left untouched
and little If anything n the postofflee
and store Is missing. Entrance was
effected by breaking Into a woodshed In
the rear and forcing open the back door.
There. Is no clue to the 'Bobbers, but
there 'Seems to t be a gang of thugs
operating along the Southern Pacific linv
and making periodical visits.
.;, No ono would vr bo bother with
ctrt1pfttioa it vryono knew how nut-
ters regulates the stomach and bo wets,
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