The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, February 26, 1904, Page 11, Image 11

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    TIIE OT.EGON DAILV JOURNAI POKTLAND,' FRIDAY EVENING. FEBRUARY r26, 1904.
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HOUSES
(Continued from Page" One.)
. .Mrs. . Starbucks and daughter : . Kdllli
were In the kitchen, cooking. They foil
to the 'floor by the force of the shock.
The whoje upper story, came down the
sides ef th'.houe falling outward. They
: were saved by the cook stove support
ing, the jUpper' floor, .'.',;. o i-. VVA
Amos. Heybold, a motorman1 on 'the
City & Suburban railroad, Was standing
In front Of . the store , of W. T.. Kenton.
In' the . Center addition, waiting for a,
car when, the storm struck him. ; -'. He was
picked up .bodily ; and . thrown against
.. the , porch, '.which was in turn . blown
through the front part of the store. .He
was whirled by the fbrce of , the wind
and deposited Ja a puddle. He was. se
verely bruised about the head- and face.
A piece of flesh wag slashed from his
arm and another from his leg by the
splinters of the' porch and .the glass of
the windows. " " ,
Mrs. Scheen had ' a. piece of glass
driven Into her wrist making a long
Jagged wound. Part .of the glass re
mained in her forearm. . She noticed the
storm coming and. 'tried to get outside,
but the house was twisted and -she
could not open the door. She smashed
a window . with. Jier- baud and escaped.
It was during the excitement of getting
out that she was injured.
Phones Start Tires. ,
Great fir trees were uprooted and
broken off in the pat,h of . the storm.
Telephone, wires became crossed with
the electric power wires of the, street
car company and the telephones In the
surrounding house began, to burn out.
At the home of F.Micheals the tele
phone started a blase in the house which
was extinguished with difficulty as the
current could not be stopped and Ig
nited everything with which It came
In contact. ' Several " poles supporting
electric wires .were blown to the ground
and live wires were scattered about. A
number of boys had narrow escapes by
coming in contact with these. A cow
touched one and was thrown to the
ground and ' for a few moments jet
of flame came from her hoof where the
wrre touched. ' " . ' ''-
Mrs. . T. H. , Staxbuck, who had a
narrow escape from death, stated:
"I noticed the storm coming and was
going through the kitchen to notify my
husband. The cyclone hit the houBe in
aNmomnt. It senna ed to lift It up from
its foundation. The upper story was
held up In the air for a moment and the
sides of the building fell outward, which
let the top part of the house come down
With a crash.. 1 - '
Sarely Escaped.
"My daughter was near, the cook
stove at the time and this kept us from
being crushed like flies. In every other
part of the house the heavy upper story
touched the floor of the lower part of
the house. My husband was saved by
ihe. Jjath tub. and- it la a miracle that
any of the family were saved'.' A piece
of timber caught my clothing and forced
me near the stove. It was for a few
raiments a terrible position. I thought
that the stove would set the house afire
and we were pinned in so that there waa
no escape Until some of the house was
torn away. :
"The tornado's path was about 60 feet
. wide. It . looked like a great cloud -of
black smoke and seemed to bound over
the country in great leaps. Everything
that it struck was torn to pieces. It
leaped pver the house of Mrs. Henton
and did not disturb it. But inkier front
yard it descended on a great fir tree and
tore it up by the roots like It would a
twig."
Mrs. Menton said: "The cloud came
rolling along. It seemed to be making
directly for the front of my store, and
when within a few feet took a twist and
one corner of It hit the store and tore
down the front porch. (
"It broke one of the four big windows
and a gust of wind like a powerful elec
tric fan came in the store and cleaned
the upper shelves of all the goods that
were there. On one of the shelves was
a quantity of stove pipe-. This It
picked up and" scattered all over the. In
side of the house. The hollow In the
tin seemed ' te form a good grasp for
the air and for a few seconds the noise
of the stove pipes dancing about was
awful to hear. The hall came down in
sheets, and the darkness and howling of
the wind was an experience I do not
want to undergo again. I noticed Amos
Seybold when the storm struck-him. He
was picked up like a piece of paper and
held in the air for several seconds
twisting and spinning. . He was shot
away from the edge of the cyclone with
great force and landed in the road.
While he was In the air he was sur
rounded by flying -timbers and parts of
the glass window.
Holladay's addition escaped without
serious Injury, although several windows
were broken by the hall.
Center addition Is on the brow of the
hill overlooking Montavllla, and was.
therefore, the object of the gale's fury
as it swept through the long valley be
yond Mount Tabor. Holladay's addition
lies northward and westward and on top
- of the hill, and was not so open to the
fury of the storm as the other, sub
urb. '.
Tha first flash of lightning of this
year here was seen this morning during
the heavy shower of hall that fell and
the strong , gale that blew at ' 10;S0
o'clook. The flash was very bright and
waa seen by people on the streets and
in buildings where the light was not
shut out. Weather Observer Beats says
It Is a most unusual thing, especially at
this season of the year,' to have light
ning In Portland. '
A horse v standing In front of The
Journal office took fright and ran away,
being stopped at the Hotel Portland;
windows were smashed by the large hall
stones that fell) for a brief time and
houses and telegraph poles were blown
down In various sections of the city.
The velocity of the wind Is 60 miles
an hour at North Head station, and in
the valleys it seemed to form Into min
iature whirlwinds having great force
ana wrecking buildings in its pathway.
Weather Observer Beats says that the
conditions were such this morning that
it wouia not nave been surprising If
there had been some thunder with the
storm. Although a very unusual occur
rence, at this time of the year, he says
it nas oceurrea. .' .
i no i;oiumoia , river oar was very
rough last night and still continues so.
Storm warnings were posted yesterday
and ' are . stilt out,
The barometer ls"T
rising steadily. Indicating a cessation of
the wind. " -
At Portland tha river today was 11
feet above' low water mark, showing a
fall of two inches within the last 24
hours. There was a heavy rain through
the valley last night. At Eugene the
precipitation was .1.64 Inches, at Rose-
burg 1.82 ' and at Portland .82,
OUTS CXAVGUB OF VZBTTJS.
.(Journal Special Service;)
ill Bervl
26.
Krats. charged with accepting a bribe,
while a member of the city council, was
this morning granted a change of , venue,
The time and place are not yet' set.
VANCOUVER
ROTICE. The Vauetutor agency of Tiu uro
fin Pull; Journal la located at U3 Mala atrsvf..
John 1. I.indler. a sect. '
i" i -'-(journal Special Sarrk.-.) . ,'
Vancouver, 'Wash.,' Feb. 86.- The dele
gates from Columbia aerie No, 253,. F,
O.' E., to represent the order 'at the
Brand ball given by the new aerie No.
636. at Cattle Rock, have returned home
and report that' everything progressed
nicely and a, fine time. In general-was
experienced. - Only one unpleasant fea
ture marred the occasion for the Colum
bia aerie delegates. ' This was the ap
prehension of Al Thornton for vagrancy
by the . Castle Rock police. This diffi
culty. however, ; was later , righted by
Robert McLary, who was a member of
Jhe '.Vancouver - party, !' coming to his
rescue and putting up satisfactory hail
and guarantee that At would not become
dependent on Castle Rock people. . '
'. The Eagle club of Castle Rock, during
an intermission ' of - the dance, enter
tained those present wit ban exhibition
glove contest i between the ;most
clever .'Eaglets'- on - the coast; The
flght vwas between Eddie Maiuretzky,
j' impersonating Billy Riley : of Seattle,
and Arwell Weaver,' as the 'Terrible
Swede" from.Alblna. Both the young
sters are Vancouver boys. " They were
weighed In. at 62 pounds. The ."Terrible
Swede" got the deitjslon at the end of
the fourth round. , "
. The preliminary was a four-round
contest between Clifford Weaver,' repre
senting VSplder" Kelly of Portland, and
Harry: Masoretzky as Jimmy Brltt of
'Frisoor Both-men-weighed In at i 8
pounds and their flght was a draw.
Much merriment was caused by W. L.
Whittle challenging the winner.- Whit
tle weighs 238 pounds and thought he
might have some show against a 48
pound lad.
::' ,!. Vj .,. . Aa'narla Ball.' , ' ,. ' ' --
Columbia Aerla, No. 258, F. O. E., of
Vancouver, Is making preparations to
give, the grandest ball that . has been
held In "Vancouver for many years. It
Is expected the' ball will take place In
the third week of March, If present In
tentions do not miscarry.
, ' TaaoouTer Kews Votes.
l5e Tarman and Messrs. Chumacero' &
Smith have reached a satisfactory
agreement regarding dividing the Gay
Hayden tract that Mr. De Tarman Is
platting as Centred Addition to Van
couver, and the tract known as pros
pect Park, which has been in dispute
for a number of years, and the plat will
soon be ready to be presented to the
city council for their approval.
A marriage license has been Issued to
Ernest O. Baldwin of Minnehaha and
Miss Nellie J. Carson of he same place.
There will be a basket social at the
Harney school this evening ror tne bene
fit of the school library.
' Mrs. J. C. Graham Is visiting friends
at Grants Pass, Or. "
..School district No 8 will hold an
election on March 6, on director to be
elected to succeed Mr. E. G. Crawford.'
OREQOIN CITY
VOTICX. The agency and rocTMpenaBr
wcrk for Tne Journal Is now being done by
R. W. Kelly, who haa bla headquarters la th
Postal Telegrtph of Oca, where new Hams wtll
bo taken and complaints and eubecrlptloo.
rtcelTed and remedied. ...
(Journal Special BefTlee.)
Oregon City, Or., Feb. 26. The Demo
cratic county central committee has Is
sued a call through Its chairman, R. B.
Beattle. for. a meeting on March 16.
The meeting will be held In tha Demo
cratic club rooms in the Garde building
at 10 a. m. The object of the meeting
is to apportion delegates to the coui.ty
convention and arrange for primaries.
The Democrats are unusually active this
election and every member of th com
mittee W.U1 ' he In attendance on that
day. , . . . - ' . - . .
rirst Hearst Club.
Th first Hearst club In the -state of
Oregon was organised out at Mollala the
nVst part of the week. The club haa
about 26, charter members and they are
loyal supporters of William R. Hearst
the great newspaper man ' in his effort
to secure the nomination for president.
Jacob Harless is. the president of the
club which meets twice a month.
Ed Rechner has arranged another good
bout to take place In Oregon City on
March 10. The main event will be be
tween Jtmmie Rellly of Portland and
"Kid" Krants of Seattle. These two
boxers are experienced ring men and are
the cleverest of their class on the coast
at the present time. The mill will , be
a 20-round go for a decision and th men
will weigh In at 186 pounds. Trainer
Rechner is always looking for a good
match for his protege Frank Freeman,
and tha challenge of Jack Clarke of
Montana looks good to him. Clarke's
challenge was printed in The Journal a
short time ago and he wants $200 put up
by 'each man. If Clarke wants to have
a go with the Oregon City champion
pow is his chance, because the money
can be had for the asking as far as
Freeman is concerned. If this go is
pulled off it will be as a 16-round pre
liminary to the Reilly-Krants bout
Freeman and Clarke would draw sports
from all over the country and the bout
would be the best ever held In the city.
Freeman haa done little sine his last
flght and Is In good condition now and
there Is no question but what he would
give th Montana lad a swift run for his
coin.- .
THE, PANAMA CANAL
TREATY RATIFIED
(Washington Bureau of The Journal.)
Washington, Feb. 26. Th formal ex
change of ratifications' of the Panama
canal treaty took place at the sat de
partment at 11 o'clock this morning
between Secretary Hay and Bunau-Va
rllla for tha republic of Panama.
President Roosevelt this afternoon
signed th proclamation announcing the
exchange of ratifications of tha Panama
eanal treaty.
oxxaoxr BuiLsnra.
A telegram from G. Y. Harry at St
Louis to J. C. Flanders yesterday stated
that he had an offer from a contractor
there to rect the Oregon building for
13,825 in 80 days.' Secretary E. C. Gilt
ner says Mr. Harry was authorised to
accept th offer. It covers only 'the
work, all the material for which Is now
ton the ground, being furnished by the
commission.
TX.OOD AT ftAC&AlOBaTTO.
. (leornal Sperta! BerTlca.)
Sacramento, Feb. 26. The Sacramento
river Is rising slowly. All-levees are
Intact so far as heard from. Trains
are still delayed by water near Marys
vllle, back water Is coming up In Wash
ington. A large part of the town Is
flooded , -, '. i.. . .
BOX Of BOYA&TT PIES.
(Journal ttpwtal fortif.) ,
. Kiel. Feb. 26. Prince Henry, the 4
year-old son of Prince Henry, died this
afternoon, ' H had been 111 some time.
7
ALBAlNY,
NOTICE. The Albany agency of The Urvftia
rh1tjr Journal u at the drug stole of Tree
n.wM K.n 9? Wcr frlrat utrt Khwra nK.
rrliitUiiie will be received. . ' '.. i
HOBO DEFIES THE
STRONG ARM OF LAW
,' - . (Journal Speelal 'Serrlre.)
i Albany, "dr., ;,Feb.. 26. An unknown
hobo defied Chief of Police McClaln to
arrest.' him last, evening and the result
Is that the would-be bad man Is now
languishing in the city jail with several
scalp wounds received from the chief's
club.? -The trouble started in the saloon
of M. Baumgart, about 7:80 o'clock and
was precipitated by the' stranger Issuing
a declaration' of. war on; every person
within - the emporium. The proprietor
telephoried for the police and the chief
responded to the call.' When he arrived
he .found, the hobo in a very warlike at
titude and active hostilities commenced
when th over-confident stranger de
clared that half a doxen "country police
men", could not land him In jail, Sev
eral raps on the head placed th dis
turber : in a tranquil condition and - he
Waa escorted to the calaboose. Dr.- W.
H. Davis-paid a visit to his cell, but
pronounced the wounds not serious and
the hobo will answer to the charge of
resisting an officer. He arrived in town
Wednesday evening with about $30 and
had a rollicking time until he clashed
with tha strong arm of the law. ' When
arrested hlsr jurplus'. had- d.'mlnlshed to
about 12. V -',,"- v :-Jf :,
' Albany Votes.
V. H. Col pi Us, th mining expert, ar
rived from the Quartsvllle mines on the
Santlara yesterday. ' Ha reports a num
ber of good strikes in that camp this
winter,, one ledge yielding nearly 890 to
the, ton. Preparations are being made
for active work In that locality this
summer and It Is believed that the sev
eral companies operating will bring out
considerable gold.
Postmaster Train reports last Tuesday
as the record breaking day In the money
order department of the postoffloe. Sixty
orders were Issued by him, although the
aggregate amount did not reach the
highest . total, as the orders were for
small sums. One day recently 10 orders
for 2100 each were sent through the
postofflce here payable in Portland. Th
senders were Japanese section men who
do their banking in the metropolis with
a leading Japanese contractor.
Sheriff worth Huston commenced to
receive taxes on the 1808 roll yesterday
morning and the office was kept busy Is
suing receipts. The total amount col
lected th first day cannot be ascertained
as tha clerks will not balance the books
until the end of th week.
Mrs. G. W. Burnett celebrated her 87th
birthday yesterday at her home in this
city. Mrs. Burnett Is a pioneer of 1846
and Is remarkably strong for one of her
age. Her son, Hon. George H,. Burnett,
of Salem and daughter. Mrs. Snelllng,
were present and passed the day with
their aged mother.
Charles McKinney. daughter and
Jlwaco. Wash., are visiting with
Miss Bena Snelllng.
PURCHASING STATE
INDEMNITY LANDS
(Journal Special Sarrlee.)
Salem. Or.. Feb. 26. Attorney-General
A' M. Crawford yesterday was asked
by Chief Clerk G. G. Brown of the state
land office as to .the right of a purchaser
of state indemnity lands, in case the
title, failed, to receive back from the
stat the purchase price paid -for the
land, in case the purchaser had removed
the timber during his occupation of the
land. The attorney-general gave It as
his opinion that the state would be
compelled to repay the purchase price.
irrespective of the fact that the timber
had been removed and sold by the party
temporarily In possession of the prop
erty, but that the federal government,
the rightful owner of th land, eould
afterward come onto 'the party remov
ing th timber and exact payment for
the same. The question came up In the
matter of a tract of 1 land selected by
the stat from -the pubilo domain In
lieu of other lands lost to the state.
This land was sold to a timber man.
who at once, and before th state's
selection was approved by the commis
sioner 6f the general land office, stripped
the land of its timber. When the se
lection made by the state came before
the land office at Washington it was
disapproved and the" tttla thus falling,
the" purchaser was compelled to give up
the land. As he had stripped the valu
able timber off the property, the ques
tion came up as to the right of. the
man to ask for the repayment of th
purchase price.
Under the ruling of th attorney-general,
th purchaser was only a prospec
tive owner, his right to the property,
or any. part of It, depending on the per
fection of the state's title, to be se
cured through. the approval of th se
lection of the state, had at t,h hands
of the federal authorities.
Under th ruling, the party removing
the timber' can not set up the defense
that he was rightfully in possession of
the land when he removed the timber,
as he well knew that the state's se
lection of the land as indemnity land,
was awaiting approval at the hands of
the federal authorities, and that his ul
timate title depended upon this ap
proval. If the federal government will
therefor demand payment for the
stumpage, the party stripping th land
of Its growth of timber will find him
self in an entanglement which is likely
to be expensive.
TRIES SUICIDE AS
FINANCIAL RELIEF
(Special Dlapatrh to The Journal.)
Pendleton, Or, Feb. 26. Henry Smith,
a laborer of La Grande, lies at th
point of death at th hospital her as
the result of his attempting self-destruction.
He tried to take hia life
Wednesday evening, and waa brought
here this morning. V
With. a raxor, Smith silt his throat
from ear to ear, and cut both of his
wrists. He had lost some mining prop
erty recently and was in a bad financial
condition. He was living, with his
brother, J. B. Smith of La Grand.
This Is the second attempt at suicide
in La Grand within th past three days.
James - Adams was th other unfortu
nate. ' He tried to ,tak his life by swal
lowing a heavy, dose of laudanum.
KOxmrTAur xa sxrouro.
(Journal Special Berrlce.)
Redding. Cat.. Feb. 26. Another heavy
storm Is raging. There was a cloud
burst at Dunsmulr last night Th Sac
ramento river is rising rapidly. " Th
third landslide of the week cam at Can
etary this morning. The slides are con
tlnuous. Fears are entertained that the
whole side of the mountain will slough
off onto the track, i . - .-.V- r.';
What's the secret of happy, vigorous
health? Simply keeping the bowels, the
stomarb. the liver and kidneys strong
and active. , Burdock Blood Bitters does
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SALEM
- XOTICE. Anient arubacrlbera will nleaae take
r.ctire that Tb Journal affmey baa been trana.
ferrrd to E. E. Davie. 180 state street, who
will recelTe i atibacrlptlona, complaints, , pay.
Bnta. etc. , i- 4 . ,
RECKLESS BOYS AND
DANGEROUS BICYCLES
(Journal 8pedal Berries.)
' j Salem. Or.. Feb. 26.-r-Yesterday, ; while
the passenger train from Portland was j
standing in tne yara ai tne oaiern va
tion, a lad riding a bicycle, rode through
the crowd of passengers on-" the plat
form and collided with ,S. H. Friendly
of Eugene, who was passing through
this city on his way from '; Portland.
The force of the collision was sufficient
to cause-Mr. Friendly to stagger, and
but fop the timely assistance of Su
preme Justice Bean.': who was standing
near, would have fallen to the ground.
Judge Bean called the boy' attention
to the sign at the end of the station for
bidding the riding of bicycles on the
station platform, but the boy paid no at
tention to what was said, but, remount
ing his wheel, rode swiftly away.i J. P.
Jones, traveling' passenger agent for he
Southern Pacific, who was near, at once
secured the name of the offending boy,
and stated that the offender would be
prosecuted. For some time tha company
has prohibited the riding of bicycles
on the station platform, but recently
the order has been ignored. ' and reck
less boys have made .it unsafe on the
stationr-platformr As in thla case, boys
on bicycles will dash through the' crowd
at breakneck' speed and passengers
awaiting the arrival of trains have to
get out of the way as best they can.
The railroad authorities say however,
that, this condition of affairs will.be
remedied now if it Is possible to do so.
. Convict Ooes Insane.
. Joseph Castronuvo, convicted in Mult
nomah county of manslaughter, an sen
tenced to th penitentiary for 12 years,
being received there March 2. 1908, was
yesterday examined by Dr. L. F. Grif
fith of the asylum as to his sanity. 1 Dr.
John Df Shaw, prison physician, filed an
application with the governor stating
that the prisoner is insane, and based
upon this, and in accordance with the
act of 1908. providing that one of the
asylum physicians shall make the ex
amination, Dr. Griffith was ordered to
perform this duty. As soon as Dr. Grif
fith's report is filed in the executive
offloe showing that the prisoner is In
sane, Governor Chamberlain will order
the man's transfer to the asylum for
treatment. .
Prominent Mason Dies.
Arthur C. Lawrence of this city, who
represents Allen & Lewis of . Portland,
in eastern Oregon and Idaho, died at
Nampa, Ida., yesterday morning, after
a short Illness, and his family here, a
jylf-and-father and- mother, were only
made aware of his condition; an hour
before the news of his death came by
wire. Mr. Lawre.nce had been on the
road for some years, and was recently
transferred to 'the Eastern Oregon terrr
tory and was making his first trip
through that country. Last Thursday
he became ill and went to Nampa for a
few days' rest. Sunday, he wrote his
wife, who was here, that he expected
to leave there for Boise in a day or
two, as he was much better. Tester
day morning a letter waa received from
Allen ft Lewis to the effect that Mr.
Lawrence was seriously 111, but every
thing possible was being don for htm,
and he would be brought home. Mean
while the best physician and nurse had
been sent to his bedside. - Immediately
after receiving this alarming news Mrs.
Lawrence arranged to go to Nampa,
expecting to leave laat evening, but in
another hour she received the sad news
of her husband's death, far from home
and kindred.
The deceased was one of the most
popular and gentlemanly of the Pacific
coast traveling men, and stood high In
business and social circles. He was a
man of the highest business Integrity
and had th entire confidence of all who
knew him. He was born (n Utlca. N. Y.,
29 years ago, and came to Salem in
1890, settling with his parents on a
farm near here. In 1891 he came to
town and became a clerk in a grocery.
Later his father also moved into Salem
and purchased a grocery store, and In
this th young man worked for several
years. Nine years ago he married th
daughter of hts father's business part
ner, and soon after accepted a position
on the road fora Portland wholesale
grocery house. Since that time he has
been on the road constantly as a sales
man, meeting with very flattering suc
cess. The deceased leaves a young widow,
and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Law
rence of this city, to mourn his un
timely death. His only brother died In
this city a few years ago. He was a
Mason, Knight Templar, Shriner, and
had attained th S2d degree in th Scot
tish Rite Masonry. He was also a mem
ber of the Knights of Pythias, and
carried an insurance policy in the Inde
pendent Order of Foresters, The re
mains will be brought to this city, where
th funeral will be held under Masonic
rites, the date to be announced later.
Attachment rolled.
The Breyman Leather company of
Portland has filed an attachment suit
In this county against M. F. Ernst of
Jefferson, a harness and saddlemaker,
and Sheriff B. B. Colbath yesterday
afternoon went to that town and at
tached the stock of goods In Mr. Ernst s
possession. The suit was brought for
th recovery of 8231, alleged to be due
on account of goods sold by the Brey
man Leather company, and for th fur
ther sum of 8296.66. the value of goods
sold to defendant by the George Lum
bar company, and assigned to the plain
tiffs. Deserted Ker Husband.
Judge R. P. Boise yesterday afternoon
severed the marriage ties in the suit
recently brought by 4. F. Johnson, a
farmer living a few miles north of Sa
lem, against Rebecca Johnson. The hus
band alleged desertion, and asked fet
a divorce and th custody of th only
child, a little boy. Tho woman. did not
appear in court, and all deiense lacking,
the court qutckly and effectually dis
solved the marriage ties, welded some
years ago after a long and ardent court
ship. The anxious husband came near
falling in his suit, however. The case
was set for hearing for 2 o'clock, and
For two years, 1900 and
1901, there was an almost to
tal failure of crop of the best
red pepper. Schilling's Best
grot all that came to United
States. Another is redder; hot
nearly so fine, not nearly so
hot Schilling s Best has al
ways been that one best sort,
whatever its cost we'd rath
er lose mone,y. a year or two
of short crop,, , "
Mooejback kmthing always, 1
a few minutes before that time he was
on hand,-but excused himself to hts at
torney, saying he had to hurry to the
bank to draw some Money and., would
be back before court was convened.- Ha
was warned that be must be there pn
time or th case would be dismissed.
When Judge Boise entered the court
room and took his seat, the plaintiff in
the case setfor that hour was absent
and a no other matters , were .pn the
docket for the day, it looked as though
an adjournment would be taken at once.
Fully 16 minute were spent m waning
for the plain tiff,: whxi, had 'met a friend''
and been; detained, and It was only the
good natur of the court tnanrvented
the dismissal of th case at that time.
EASTERN OREGON
MINING INDUSTRIES
: , (Jonrnal Special Service.)
Baker City, Feb. 26. The long winter
In the Blue-mountains is nearlng an
end, and, while there is plenty of snow
in the hilla yet. the first month of
spring will be on hand in a few days.
In another 80. days the snow will begin
to disappear, the roads improve and ac
tive surface work in the mining district
commenced for the season. It is at this
time between seasons that the mining
man contemplates what has been done
and what remains to be done during
another open season, ' The past winter
has been on of the most active in au
the camps around Baker City. With
the exception of , three large mines
closed down on account of legal compli
cations,' the others have worked larger
forces of men than during any previous
wlnter-ln-th historyof th-camp-t New
mines were added to 'the list last, fall
which were never before produeere'and
did not work but few men during te
winter season.
The Ylrtue Dlstric.
In the Virtue district the Emma mine
haa been working all winter and
putting out bullion. Manager W. L.
Vinson has just returned from New
York where he succeeded In making
such financial arrangements aa will re
sult in the immediate enlargement of
the working plans of the mine and th
continuation of the big tunnel which is
now In' 136 feet. This tunnel is large
enough to drive a four-horse team
through with a big load on and not
touch either top or sides of the tunnel.
The work Is being done by air com
pressor drills which will In a short time
be driven by electricity, th contract
having been let within a day or two for
an electric power line from the Rock
Creek company of Baker City. 1 Mr.
Vinson also contemplates increasing hts
mill, capacity and will have a modern
plant.
Further on to the east and on Snake
river much heavy work haa been done In
the copper district which will be re
sumed as quick as the weather opens
again In the spring. The heavy mining
being done at the Iron Dyke and In the
Eagle Valley camps Is largely In con
templation of the building of a railroad
from Baker City to Ballard's Landing.
W. L. Vinson, who Is prdmotlng such a
road, has all arrangements made for Its
construction as soon as the money
market settles down from its scare over
the Russo-Japanese war.
Oxaat Underground Work,
In another direction the United-Elk-horn
Mines company, Superintendent
Field, has been doing an Immense
amount of underground work this
winter and at the same time shipping
high grade ore to the Tacoma smelter.
This Is one of the largest projects in
Eastern Oregen and experts say It will
make the greatest mine of them all
when present plans are carried out
Near by the Maxwell mine has also
been working all winter and work haa
progressed on the next neighbor of th
Blkhorn camp, th Chloride.
Ter the southwest in the upper Burnt
River district and in the Malheur camp,
the Red, White and Blue and the War
Eagle have been pushing development
work and taking out some or of good
quality. E. F. Zlnns of Michigan haa
just installed three carloads of mag
nificent modern machinery on the Pin
Creek placers in this camp and will b
ready . for operations as soon as th
weather opens. His new pump will
throw 1,200 gallon of water1 per minute.
Water will be had from Burnt river and
will be carried in a, nine-mil ditch to
storage reservoirs.
Th Valley Quean.
In th Cable Cove district the Valley
Queen has made astonishing progress
during the winter and the rich strike
made there a few days ago by Manager
Tom C. Gray haa given the company
great encouragement and they expect in
the spring to largely increase their plant
and double the output Probably this
season they will erect a mill on th
property.
In th. Cracker Creek camp the E. V
E., recently rehabilitated, the Columbia,
North Pole, Golconda, and Tabor. Frac
tion have worked 80 to 60 men all
winter and have kept their large mills
busy day and night grinding on rich
ore. Heavy shipments of concentrates
have' been made and bullion from the
free ore turned into the banks. The
Tabor Franction shipped most of its ore
direct to Tacoma,
In the Granite district th Magnolia.
Mammoth, Alamo have all kept busy
during the winter and contemplate in
creasing their forces in the spring.
Torty Stamp at Work.
Th Bonanxa, which is now working
on th 1,000 foot level and recently
struck very rich or ther. is running
Its full battery of 40 stamps and has
been quietly turning out bullion all
winter.
In th Greenhorn district the Belcher,
New York, Phoenix, Psyche, Virginia
and other properties have kept their
men at work during th winter, most
of these being new mines not before on
the dividend list. Th Morning mine In
this district, which has just been bonded
for 8160.000 to eastern parties, will
soon be worked on a large scale.
The Standard mine In th Quartsburg
district and som of the properties fur
ther south In the Prairie City and Can
yon City districts, have kept some mea
at work all winter. - In these new camps
It is expected there will ba a tremen
dous movement the coming season.
Almost every day thia winter eastern
capitalists have arrived in Baker City
and spent more or less time even In th
dead of winter examining properties
with a view to making investments.
They ' report that there is plenty of
money in the east to invest in Oregon
mines this year and that large money
will come her. Every Indication
point to th most successful season
now opening In th. history of mining
In Eastern Oregon,
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considered a good joke forwarded It to
a comlo paper, but received no answer.
Desirous of ascertaining th fat of hi
contribution, he sent th editor the fol
lowing letter:
"Sir: I have carefully read your
paper for th last month, Jut fall to find
any trac of th Jok I sent you on the
6th Ult." ' ;-.-. ,v : , v
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"Sir: i In reply to your letter, I deeply
sympathise with you, for. since I re
ceived your Ma on the 6th ult, I have
carefully read jit several times, but up
to date I, too,! have failed to find any
trac of jth Jok referred to.'1
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Country" agency ef The Oreren Dally Journal
Is located at Bumpter, H. W. Donahue agent
and eorreependeat, by whom aubacrlptlona by
mall or carrier will be received, as well as
orders for - advertlalng.
BANK OF SUMPTER
CHANGES HANDS
(Journal BpeclaT Service.)
Sumpter, Or., Feb. 26. K. H. Miller,
cashier of the First National bank of
this city, and associates have purchased
from A. P. Goss his private banking in
stitution known as the Bank of Sump
ter. 8. H. Durgen, formerly assistant
cashier of th First National, has been
Installed as cashier of the new bank
with R. H. Miller president. '
Th transfer involves the bank build-
In-, and all of th assets of the bus!
nes, including notes receivable, good
will, eto. It Is said that th accounts,
deposits, etc., have a valuation of from
$50,000 to 160,000, and while the specific
sum Involved in th transaction has not
been mad public. It Is understood to be
around these figures.
Regarding th transaction. President
Miller says: "I will not sever my con
nection with th First National bank,
being one of the large stockholders, but
th two banks will be entirely separate,
Mr. Durgan being in charge of the Bank
of Sumpter. Later on it will be re
organised and Incorporated with power
to transact a loan and trust, as well as
a general banking business, with a cap
ital stock of not less than $60,000. I
found tha affairs, of th bank In excel
lent shape and felt no hesitancy in in
vesting my own, and having my friends
invest their money in th enterprise. It
was a cash transaction and the bank
could today pay oft every dollar of de
posits If necessary."
The transaction brings new banking
capital to Sumpter, strengthens the
local banking business materially, and
will prove a decided benefit to th com
mercial Interests of th town.
Mr. Miller haa long. been connected
with th First National and has won the
esteem of th business men her by his
courteous treatment. He haa cool,
level-headed and decisive ways of doing
business, and his connection with 'the
transaction gives to It th stamp of sta
bility. ...
The retirement of Mr.'Ooss from the
banking business, takes- out of that line
the senior banker of the camp. Mr.
Ooss built the brick structure now oc
cupied by the bank when Sumpter was
young and uncertain, that being the first
bank established in the city. He has
been Identified with-numerous local en
terprises, and will reserve- all save
those Incident to the bank.' Mr. Ooss
has leased for a period of two years of
flee rooms on th second floor of th
bank building, where he will conduct
a general Insurance, real estate and
brokerage business. Th fact that he
will remain In business her is very
gratifying to his many friend of th
community. ,
Agitator Working- Perfectly.
C J. Carlson, former mill superln
tendent at th . Golconda, arrived her
yesterday morning from Spokan in th
interests of an agitator which he Is
introducing. His device 1 an improve
ment upon th Hendryx process of treat
ing , concentrates on th ground. Mr,
Carlson says that th process Is not
patentable, and, therefore, no infringe
ment can occur. He haa just returned
from th Mountain Lion in th Republic
district, where he recently . installed a
machine, which he says is working per
fectly. ' It was reported some time ago
that he would probably put in a plant
at th Golconda, but a yet no definite
steps have been taken in this direction,
although the management was agree
able to the proposition, and it is pos
sible that th plant will be Installed be
fore long.-
Mr. Carlson left yesterdayi for the
east, where he will work for a short
time In th interests of the agitator.
w Kill at, tta OyeloB.
J. C. Garreston. representing the Falr-banks-'Morse
company of Portland, 1 in
the city looking over th district In
th Interests of his firm. He has Just
completed th installation of a four-roll
quarts mill of th latest type, .with two
Standard concentrators, at the Cyclone
mil In th Virtu district. - Mr. Garres
ton says that th mill is in fin working
order and giving good satisfaction,
Snow Creek Placers.
Lafe Farmer, the veteran miner, and
one of the original locators of the Sno
Creek, left Tuesday morning for the
Greenhorns t lm.ik after the placers
ownud by the if.ww Creels company, ad
& Sons
joining their quarts property. Mr. Far
mer will have charge of the placers,
and will take steps toward th necessary
Improvement preparatory .to spring
work. F. D. Smith, general manager o
th Snow Creek, who is now in th east.
Is expected horn in a few days. ' '
' Parsoaala. .
Fred B MeUIs of Baker City, who has
charge ofthe Oregon Mineral exhibit at
the St.- Louis exposition, 1 in th city,
conferring with mining mea relativ toi
matter pertaining to hia office.
Mr. and Mr. Ira Payton left wednes-.
day for Puyallup, Wash., to visit Mr.!
Payton's parents. From ther they wilt
go to Colorado where Mr. Pay ton-wilt
engage in th hardware business. He
was formerly foreman at the placers
owned by the Sumpter Lumber com
pany. J. K. Wright of La Grande, who with
hi famUy have been visiting his brother)
O. C Wright for several days,, left for
their horn Wednesday.
John Arthur, of th Sumpter Sara- '
pi In g A Testing works, returned this
morning from Baker where he haa been
for a oouple of days transacting busi
ness in connection with his firm.
J. N. Esselstyn, consulting engineer
for th Gelser - Hendryx Investment
company, mad a business trip to Baker,
Teesday. . , . -:r-
S. S. Foster, assistant cashier of th
Bank of Sumpter - under th , Gosa
regime, will remain In Sumpter. Mr.J
Foster has. won the esteem of a large
number of acquaintance by hi obllg-i
lng and courteous ways, who will b
glad to learn that he wlU remain her. . 1
J. G. Fletcher of th Bully Hill cop
per region of California,- is her thl
wek to consult with W. W. Elmer re
garding matters in which they ar both'
Interested. . , ' . '
nrsrsoTzox com act -v
(Joarnal Special Service.) ;
Woodburn, Or.. Feb. 26. Company L
O. N.- Q., of Woodburn, was inspected, j
last evening by Lteut.-CoL Frank Taylor. :
Nineteenth United State Infantry, who
seemed to be well satisfied with th re-1
suit. The company, commanded by!
Capt. O. V. Henderson, mad a fin ap
pearance and acquitted themselves very;
creditably. Among those present were
Adjt.-Gen. W. K. Finser, Lieut-CoL J.!
M. Poorman and Capt. Charles Murphy;
iom lauer oi company m. Baiem.
city ironczs.
rRoroaais roa itzax rax xsonrx. 1
Sealed DTODoaa la will b receded at tha af. :
flee uf the auditor of tha city ot Portland
eotil Tueaday. March 1, 1U04, at 4 o'clock p. -ta.
for furni.hlnc to th. are department of th
city of Portland one extra Bret-else steam Are ,
engine to be equipped wlta sew American)
punipe. Foi patent boiler. Grant roller bearinc
and tbree-bora hitch.
No propoaala will be considered aalee ee !
comnaiilr'd br a eartlfled - check arable, in
George 11. Williams, mayor, for aa amount eqnal
w.iu per cent oi m aggregate pronosat. -
Tha right to reject any and all bids la hereby
reserved.
H. W. G01AHI.
H. C. WORTMAN.
Committee en Porchaalng.
Portland, Oregon, February 28, 1904. .
rxorosAia to rax hosx.
Sealed propoaala will be received at the of. , -flee
of the auditor of the city of Portland nu- '
til Tueaday. March 1. 1VU4, at o'clock p. au.
for turniahing to the ire department oi th
city of Portland U following hoee:
2.000 feet cottoa rubber-lined fir hose, 2
lachee internal diameter.
800 feet cotton rubber-lined fir Boa lt tm-h.a
Internal diameter; each coupled la awtlone SO
feet long and to wltbatand a water preaeur
of 600 pounda per equar Inch.
No. propoaals will be eeusldered enleea ac
companied by a certified cbeck parable to
George 11. Williams, mayor, for aa amount equal
to 10 per cent of the aggregate proposal.
The right te reject any aud all bid is hereby
ttml. .
H. W. OODPARD,
H. C. WOKTMAN.
. Commute on purchasing.
Portland, Oregon. February 25, lftoi.
CIVIL SIBVICX UJJOlUTIOXi.
Office of Civil Servtc Oommlaslon. Eiaml
natlona ot applicant for poeltlos as chain
men. elaas 12. nctuerlns aervto. will ba held
at th roome ef thle comuHaatuo, city halt, Sat
urday. March 12, ISO, beginning at a. m.
Th general eoope ef three examination will
be: A practical test of abllitv and knowledge
of dotle. -
Dated, Portland, Oryon, rebmarr 2". 1904.
CIVtL 8EHVICB COMhUfWIO!.
By a. t. Stow.ii, avcr.t.rr. '
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Notice t hereby gives that tte andenlgae
ae B 11 la th ofdr at th amlltor ( th
elty of Portland a petition praying for it,
vacation of that portion of aeeriwr iih! it
th city of Portland, Oregon, lying bcw
th we.t .In of Math etreet ami th .-t
line of Tenth street In aatd city. as4 -t
aald petition praying fr tti. rx-.tJ.-Mi ,( h i
portion of aald etrt will be p"fi'-'i ta t.
eouncH of aald cltr at a rr ii.r .' t
aald omnrtl to be bMd n M - i ,.! r. ;
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day of, March, lf. at the iur vt 3 . ;
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