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DNION Eltlb. Jnly, 1807.
GAZETTE Estab. Dee., 1862.
Consolidated Feb. 1899.
CORVALLIS, BEATON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1S01.
VOL. XXX VI II. NO. 6.
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from All Parts of the New World
. and the Old. .
OF INTEREST TO OUR MANY READERS
Comprehensive Review of the Important Hap
pening of the Past Week In a
The Dallas.. Or., woolen mills will
The arrest of Chief Ilarjo is expeoted
to end the Ciee'k uprising.
A Forest Grove. Or., flouring mill
will be moved to Portland.
Enovys at Fekin reached an agreement
on the question of punishment.
Volunteers who enlisted in the
Northwest may be mustered out at
A bad train wreck on the Baltimore
& Ohio was caused by the engineer go
ing to sleep.
The Cable Cove milling district in
Eastern " Oregon has taken on a new
lease of life.
Judge Caplea has resigned his posi
tion as consul at Valparaiso, and will
The brown prince' of Germany was
decorated with the Order of the Garter
at Osborne house.
The 'Oregon supreme court has de
ecided that the Multnomah county bi
cycle tax is illegal.
An intoxicated man. at Colfax,
Wash., attacked another with an ax
and seriously wounded him.
Premier Roblin stated that the Man
itoba government was making attempts
to purchase the Northern Pacific Kail
way in Manitoba but so far, he said,
nothing definite has been done.
George W. Kingsbury and Anthony
Smale were instantly killed near Butte,.
Mont., in the L. E. R. mine by fall
ing from the cage' while being hoisted
toward the surface. It is supposed
they were overcome with gas.
Charles H. Ferguson, a well known
insurance man of Louisville, Ky., and
president of the National Association
of Underwriters, is dead. Mr. Fergu
son had been in failing health for a
year. He was born in Oswego, N.
Y.. August 13, 1846.
Orders . have been given to put the
cruiser New York in commission at the
New Yorkriavy yard. This vessel it
undergoing extensive repairs prepara
tory to her departure for ifhe Asiatic
station, which will be her cruising
ground for the next two years. Sht
hag been selected as the flag ship ot
Rear Admiral Rodgers, who is to have
command of one of the two divisions
of the Asiatio fleet.
At Ilo Ilo 50,000 Filipinos have
The murderer of Sheriff Summers, in
Montana, was run down.
Becruits for Transvaal mounted police
are being enlisted at Victoria.
Filipinos in arms after March next
will be ineligible to hold office.
Baldwin has completed arrange
ments for his Aortic expedition.
In a battle with Kentucky moon
shiners two officers weie killed.
Germans' believe Roberts' frank
avowals hastened the queens' dea n.
Sixty skaters broke through ice neai
Brooklyn, and two boys'were drowned,
There is much speculation in Wash
ington as to the probabilityof an extia
session of congress.
Fire in a Washington hotel entailed
a loss of $3,000. All the guests es
A sympathetic strike, which meani
a complete tie-np has been voted bj
Northern Colorado miners.
The revenue cutter Grant has started
on one of the most perilous voyugei
ever undertaken. Shipping men and
underwriters of the entire Pacific coast
will anxiouslv await her return, foi
she goes in search of missing vessels
and distressed mariners. Twenty-fiv
vessels bound for Puget sound and tba
coast are missing, supposedly drive
north. Vessels from Alaska report th
entire west coast of Vancouver island,
250 miles of rocks and reefs, strewn
with wreckage. The Grant will ex
amine every square inch of Vancouvej
coast as far north as Cape Scott in
small boats, and launches, and will
search every piece of wreckage for iden
tification. Emperor William of Germany, hai
been appointed a field marshal In the
British army as a birthday token.
Owing to the famine, thousands
have died an' there has been great dis
tress in the provineoof Shan Si, China.
The leader of the Creek Indian up
rising has . been captured and it is
thought this means the end of the in
surrection. A bill providing for a bounty of 1
cent per pound on sugar made from
Idaho beets has been introduced in the
house of the Idaho Igislature.
Compulsory education in New Zea
land is considered a suocess.
The Georgia state university at Ath
ens celebrated its centennial.
Yale's football association last year
paid out $1,294.05 for medical attend-1
ance and $749.30 for "shoes and re- '
The British ambassador in a coo
munication to the secretary of state
praised Americans at the siege of Pe-!
kin. , i
sooni sn tdhado
Great Devastation in New Heb
rides and New Britain.
NUMBER OF NATIVES WERE DROWNED
French Traders Reported Trying to Stir Up
Anti-British Feeling in Former Islands
Innumerable Craft Wrecked.
Victoria. B. C, Jan. 28. Great
devastation was wrought and a number
of natives were drowned by the hurri
cane in the New Hebrides and New
Britain, December 7, 8 and 9, accord
ing to news brought by the Aorangi.
At Herbertshohe, while the settlement
was asleep, a tremndous sea carried
lighters, boats, ketches and wreckage of
all dscriptions ashore. Innumerable
craft were wrecked. - The steamer
Stettin, the steam yacht Elberhard and
fhe goverment steamer Stephen were
saved by running to Matnpi for shelter.
The mission steamer Kingfisher was
totally wrecked and the government
wharf washed away. December 8 the
stone breakwater surrounding the New
Guinea wharves gave way and vesseles
inside were all wrecked, with losses
amounting to 100,0 10 marks. A num
ber of natives were drowned and many
The Aorangi brings news of a fire at
Greta mines, N. S. W., in which five
lives were lost. Rescue parties worked
all night, but were driven back after
every effort. Finally the mine was
ordered sealed down in an effort to
fight the fire, and the men were aban
doned to their fate.
On arrival at Sydney from Victoria
the bark Defiance reported passing a
derelict vessel of from 200 to 300 tons,
100 feet long, keel outward, evidently
wrecked a month ago, in 34 south, 166
The Sydney Mail publishes a state
ment from its New Hebrides corre
spondent stating that French "traders
and sailors have been at those islands
endeavoring to stir up anti-British feel
ing among the natives of the New Heb
rides. The allegations is made that
the French traders have represented to
the natives that England's power is
wainihg, and have promised them var
ious privileges for allegiance to French
interests. It is said that she natives
are being encouraged in various acts
of lawlessness against Brit'eh traders,
and that a native murderer of an Eng
lish skipper named Captain Nasmith
was shielded from punishment by the
captain of a French ship. Serious
trouble is predicted in the New Heb
rides. While the steamer Titus was at the
Gilber group, at Butaritari island,
November 16, some excitement was
caused by a terrific report. Ibe na
tives had heard it and were terribly
frightened, but they could offer no ex
planation. The opinon was expressod
tha. it was due to a severe volcanic
disturbance on some neighboring isl
Extraordinary results have been ob
tained in New South Wales by the gov
ernment engineers who have been bor
ing for oil wells, and a number of
tanks have been completed.
Spanish Drydock Not Wanted.
Washington. Jan 28. The naval
board, headed by Judge Advocate Gen
eral Lemley, appointed to decide on
the advisability of purchasing the large
floating drydock in Havana harbor
from the government of Spain, reports
that to place the dock in thorough
shape and to prepare it for a voyage
would involve an expenditure of over
$500,000, and that a dock could be
built new at a figure not greater. Ad
miral Endicott, chief of the bureau of
docks and yards, has reoom mended
that, as there is no present necessity
for the acquisition by this government
of such a dock, the tender of the Span
ish government for its' removal -to the
Untied States shall not be accepted.
Secretary Long has approved this rec
ommendation. The Anglo-German Alliance.
London, Jan. 28. The Daily Chron
icle, in the course of an editorial on
the "threatening aspect of Russian
policy in China,'' refers to the report
that Emperor William will be appoint
ed a field marshal of tha Rrit.h m.
and says: "We hope the report is cor
rect, a uerman alliance is one we
cannot afford to throw SWAT. Whn nan
tell how soon we may need its pieetige,
II not its active co-operation? ..
Hazing at Annapolis.
Washington, Jan. 28. Representa
tive Sherman, of New York, today in
troduced a resolution which was re
ferred to the naval committee, provid
ing for appointment of a select com
mittee of five members of the house to
investigate hazing at the naval acad
emy at Annapolis.
To Raise Small Fruit.
Florida people are going more and
more into the small fruit and orange
Senator's Son a Priest.
Concord, N. H.. Jan. 28. William
Gallinger, son of United States Senator
uauinger, Degan nis novitate at the
monastery of Graymore, three miles
distant from Garrison-vn-Hudson, in
the Order of Atonement today. He ia
now known as Brother Leo. At the
end of two years Brother Leo will be
formally ordained a priest of the Epis
copal church, and will go out upon his
obosen work as a missionary.
GUISSIPPE VERDI DEAD.
Composer if Some of the World's Finest
Opens Passes to the Great Beyond.
Borne, Jan. 28. A special dispatch
to the Patria says that Verdi, the com -
poser, is dead. He was born in 1813
near Parma, at the foot of the Aper-
nines. At 11 he was the organist of
Roncole, his native village.. He first
married the daughter of the conductor
of the theater of La Scala. For 50
years he has made the villa of St. Ago-
tha, near Busseto, his favorite resi
dence. After the death of his first
wife he married Mme. Strepponi, who
played in the first performance of his
"Nabucco," at Milan, over 55 years
ago. Verdi's father was the keeper of
an inn, a fact which would seem to
prove the theory of some men of
science that all human beings are born
equal in possibility. What Verdi has
done for mankind cannot be measured.
"Ernani," Kigoletto," "II Trova-
tore," "La Travaita," "Aida" these
names tell the story of what joy and
peace and pleasure the genius of the
Italian of bumble origin has brought
to his kind. .His compositions have
been very numerous. As early as 1347
be wrote the '"Alasnadieri." It was
composed for Jenny Lind, and was
sung at Her Majesty theater in Lon
don with the great soprano in the prin
cipal part. "Trovatore" is his most
popular opera. "Aida" is his greatest
work, but opinions vary on this point.
as they vary about the greatest of
Shakespeare s plays. Signor Verdi did
other things than write music He
was a member of the Italian parlia
ment, and served his country in the
capacity of minister of public instruc
tion. France gave hint the legion of
honor, Russia gave him the order of
St. Stanislaus, Italy the order of the
crown, and Egypt the order of Osman-
leb. Australia presented him with
cross of commandership of the order
of Franz Joseph. Of late years Verdi
wrote works that are almost as well
known as his earlier efforts. They are
"Othello" and "Falstaff." The lat
ter was written when the author was
79 yearj of age. ... ..w .. .
HANGING OF STICKEL
Washington Man Who Mnrdered Three People
Confessed His Crimes.
Kalama, Wash., Jan. 28. Martin
Stiokel was hanged in the jail yard at
9:37 o clock Friday morning, for the
murder'of W. B. Sbanklin, near Kelso
in November, 1899. Stickel was taken
from the cell at 9:45 by Sheriff Hunt
ington and four attendants. He
walked to the scaffold unassisted, and
ascended the steps with steady tread,
showing-that he was determined to die
like a man. He stepped to the center
of the trap door, stood erect and said:
"Gentlemen, I bid ,you good-by.
God help yon; God forgive me. This
is the last time I will see you on this
shore. Jesus help you all; Jesus take
me; take me now."
By the time the last words were
spoken, the sheriff and his attendants
bad strapped Stickels legs together,
bis hands to his sides, placed the black
cap over his face, and the noose around
At 9:57 Sheriff Huntington grasped
the lever and suddenly sprung the
trap. The condemned man fell seven
feet, and his neck was almost instant
ly broken. At 10 o'clock doctors pro
nounced life extinct. The body was
cut down and placed in a coffin, to be
turned over to the murderer's mother
and . brother. It will be tken to Catlin
The hanging was private. Every
thing worked like clockwork. There
was no trouble in any respect. The
spectators were very quiet. There was
no talking or demonstration.
Stickel was born in Adams county,
Iowa, February 9, 1870. He had re
sided in this section about 12 years.
The condemned man slept well last
night and ate a hearty breakfast.
Death of a Hero of San Juan.
New York, Jan. 28. After suffering
for more than two years with Cuban
fever, Alfred Rosetsky, who is said to
have been the first American soldier to
ford San Juan creek, where the fierest
of the Spanish fire was directed, in
the battle of San Juan hill, has just
died in a Newark hospital. He con
tracted the fever in Santiago, and was
a mere skeleton when he got home. At
San Juan Rosetsky fought in troop C,
Sixth cavalry. . His clothes were out
by bullets, and while he was ascending
the hill with a number of other sol
diers, a shell exploded close by them.
A lump of earth struck the young sol
dier in the side, knocking him sense
less. After the battle he was person
ally complimented for his courage by
Collier's Weekly in South America.
With the idea that South America
may supplant South Africa and China
as a war news center. Collier's Weekly
sent a special correspondent and a spe
cial photographer to Venezuela. Temp
ests in teapots are common down there,
but this is one that looks like it might
boil over and burn the cook.
Tenth National Irrigation Congress.
The Colorado Springs National Irri
gation Congress is anLouuoed to meet
Jnly 12 to 16 next. This will, be im
mediately preceding the Trans-Mississippi
congress at Cripple Creek.
Bush Fires in Australia.
Seattle, Wash., Jan. 28. A special
from Vancouver, B. C. says: The de
struction by bush fires in Australia,
according to mail advices by the
steamer Aorangi, has been appalling.
While many people are dropping dead
from heat apoclexv. the tnermomntar
running up to 115 and 120 in the
hade, hundreds upon hundreds of fam
ilies have been burned out, some of the
country residents destroyed being cost
ASLEEP AT HIS POST
Engineer's Carelessness the Cause
of a Bad Train Wreck.
FIVEPERSONS WERE INSTANTLY KILLED
Mistook the First Section of a Passing Train
for the Second Fireman and Forward
Breakman Were Also Sleeping.
Parkersburg, W. Va., Jan. 80. Five
persons were killed and one severely
injured ana two engines and 10 loaded
cars were wrecked by the mistake of a
train crew this afternoon )twan pe
troleum and Volcanic Junction, on the
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. The en
gineer was asleep at his post and mis-
hjuk me nrst section oi a passing train
for the second. Thinkino hnth hi
passed he pulled his train on to the
main iracK ana spea onward to what
wouio. seem to nave necessarily been
AH five men killed were pinned un
der the wreck and at a lata hnnr tn.
night only one of the bodies had been
The accident occurred in A nnt nn
a curve on a heavy down grade and at
me ena oi a Dridge. The third sec
tion Of No. 87 Was nn thn airlino at Pa.
troleum with orders to wait there until
the second section of No. 98 had
passed east. Engineer Davidson nlm
escaped with slight injuries was the
engineer on r.o. ai and went to sleep
on the siding. When the first section
went by he thought it was tha second
ana started out onto the main track.
His fireman and forward hraL-aman
both of whom were killed, must also
nave been asleep, for they allowed him
to take the train out. The conductor
of the first train No. 98 after he passed,
saw Davidson pulling out and tried to
wave him- to stop, but' failed. The
conductor of fourth 87, seeing the third
section pull out ran forward after it as
fast as possible his engineer whistling
down brakes and the conductor of the
wrecked train ran over the tops of
the cars until he reached the car next
to the last one wrecked in his attempts
to stop the engineer, but none of them
attracted his attention in time. Con
ductor Lang managed to jump in time
to save his life.
The fast trains tonight were passed
around the wreck by way of Mounds
ville and the Ohio River Railroad.
BROKE THROUGH ICE.
Sixty Skaters on Urge Pond Near Brooklyn
Two Boys Were Drowned.
Nw York, Jan. 30. Sixty skaters,
including many women and children,
broke through the ice on a large pond
back of Evergreen cemetery, today,
and in the wild struggle for li'e two
boys were drowned. The ice over the
center of the pond, where the water
was deepest and where the skaters were
assembled in greatest numbers, sud
The whole crowd was panic stricken.
Men and women fought to save them
selves, and children suffered in the
unequl struggle. The screams of the
skaters were heard by men employed
in a factory near by, and they ran to
the pond. They dragged long planks
with them which were pushed toward
the center of .the pond. Along this
footing a life line was formed. Effort
was first made to rescue the women
and children.: By twos and threes
they were taken from the water and
hustled along the planks to the shore.
The police reserves and surgeons ar
rived in ambulances and succored
many of the , half-drowned skaters.
The boiies of the two boys were recov
ered. She Turned on the Gas.
New York, Jan. 80. In a flat in
West Thirty-sixth street, there died as
the result of inhaling illuminating gas
a woman whose son says she came of
one of the most distinguished families
of Tennessee. She was Mrs. Anna
Terry, the widow of Dr. C. C. Terry, a
graduate of f the Harvard medical
school, and until his death, eight years
ago, one of - the most distinguished
surgeons in New Enlgand. Dr. Terry's
death was accidental, his brain having
been pierced by the foil of a fencing
master with whom he was engaged in
practice. Mrs. Terry was found dead
in lied. The house was redolent oi the
odor of gas, and the stopcock in Mrs.
Terry s loom had been found turned on
full. A policeman, who was sum
moned, reported the case as one of ap
The Danish Antilles Deal.
Copenhagen, Jan. 80. It appears
that only a single member out of the
15 comprising the finance committee
of the Folkething opposes the sale of
the Danish West Indies to the United
States. The objector is starting a
nwespaper campaign in favor of their
retention, but the finance committee of
the Landsthing will shortly report in
favor of the sale of the islands. The
agitation of the inhabitants ot the
islands against their sale is larselv
artificial, and, therefore, of not much
New Steamer Left for Honolulu.
New York Jan. 80. The A mftri nan
freight steamer Hawaiian, of
American-Hawaiian Steamship Com
pany, sailed on her maiden trip from
this port this afternoon for San Fran
oisco and Honolulu. The Hawaiian
is in command, of Cantata Ranrnld.
and is the sceond of the line's new ves.
sels to leave this port. Monthly sail
ings will follow with the new steam
ers. Oreeonian. Californian. A marl.
can, Alaskan and Arisonian. ' .
MUST SERVE IN THE ARMY.
Finns Will Be Enforced to Conform With Rus
St.. Peters burp. Jan. SO Th mfn.
istry of war has completed a draft of a
saw to regulate the military service
in Finland in conformity with the
system adopted in the empire at large.
It is expected that it will be put in
force early in the year.
Governor-General Bohriknff haa lata.
ly issued instructions to the governors
oi tne provinces in Finland urging a
stricter enforcement of the ordinance
of last Jnly regarding public assem
blies. The complaint is made that
this ordinance is evaded under pretext
of amusements and antnrtainmnnta.
Among the amusements which require
permits may be reckoned gatherings in
which social, scientific and eoonomio
questions are discussed or where ad
dresses are made. Assemblies which
are permitted must be watched over by
the police, whose duty it will be to
In order to meet the boycott of un
popular officials by houseowners and
hotelkeenaru finvprnnr dannrai Rnhri.
koff has purchased, for $250, a dwell
ing bouse in Helsingfors.
Fox the purpos of cultivating closeer
relations with Bulgaria, the govern
ment has entered into an agreement
with Prince Ferdinand's government
reducing telesn-anh tolls from 40 to 23
centimes a word, and introducing an
international money order system slm
ilar to that in vogue in Russia.
ARRESTED FOR OLD MURDER
California Man Must Return to Texas for Trial
Confesses His Crime.
Sacramento, Cal., Jan. 30. Frank
Hyatt was arrested here tonight for
the murder of Steve Pressley, commit
ted in Jbiirath county, Texas, July 7,
1889. Hyatt has made a full confes
sion, claiming self-defense. He had
been residing in this city for the last
nine years, and was - employed in the
railroad shops under the name of
Charles Eaves. He has a wife and
stepson. In his signed confession, he
claims that it was his intention to re
turn to Texas next year and stand trial
for the killing. He says the quarrel
between himself and Pressley, who was
the stepfather of his former wife, oc
curred over some building material.
Pressley , picked up a large stone to
throw at him. He struck at Press
ley's aim with a club, to make him
drop the stone, and the latter, in dodg
ing, was struck on the head and died.
Hyatt claims that he feared he won Id
not get a fair trial, as all the witnesses
were relatives of Pressley, so he fled.
THE G. A. R. ENCAMPMENT.
Cleveland, 0., Preparing to Receive 450,000
Visitors Next Fall. -
Cleveland, O., Jan. 80. Members of
the subcommittee of the national G.
A. R. council of administration, who
are in the city, predict that 150,000
veterans will attend the encampment
to be held in this city this fall. The
local committee expects 450,000 visit
ors to come to the city during the en
campment. The members of the sub
committee, who are General F. M.
Sterritt, of St. Louis; Colonel James
Scott, of Fairfield, 111.; and Colonel
Armstrong, were in conference today
with the local committee. The city
will be asked to raise a fund of about
$75,000 for the entertainment of the
old soldiers. Free accommodations
will be provided for about 10,000 de
legates. The Erie Railroad, which is
not a member of the Central Passenger
Association,- has announced that it
will grant a rate of 1 cent a mile for
Piracies Near Canton.
Washington, Jan. 80. The follow
ing cablegram was received at the state
department today from United States
Consul McWade, at Canton, dated to
day: "Pirates at Simyonkec, near
Kamchuk, attacked a European house
boat early Sunday. Thev killed a
Chinese boatman and wounded severe
ly Brockbnrst and Spalinger, Euro
peans. Piracies occur daily in the.
vicinity of Canton.
Judge Caples Coming Home.
Valnaraiso. Chile, via Galvaatnn
Jan. 80. The United States consul at
Valparaiso, J. F. Caples, of Portland,
Or., has resigned. The United States
minister, Henry L. Wilson, of Spokane,
Wash., is going to the United States on
leave of absence. Messrs. Caples and
Wilson will both sail on tha nnt
steamer from Valparaiso.
Carnegie's Tube Project.
Pittsburg, Jan. 30. Ihe Pittshnrcr
Post says: "Negotiations are pending
in New York at the Dresent tima rhih
if successful. will result in tha rimri.
Company abandoning its plan of build
ing a great steei todo plant in Con
neaut, O. Joshua Rhodes, chairman of
the board of the National Tube Com
pany, admitted that the officials ot
that company were making overtures
to the Carneeie Comnanv fa th
abandonment of the Conneant 1 plan.
now tar along these negotiations have
progressed Mr. Rhodes could not say.
Crushed to Death by Elevator.
Chicago Jan. SO. Stella Thorns. 20
years old, was crushed to death today
by the elevator in the Young Woman's
Christian - Association building. ' She
had watched a physician vaccinate the
inmate and took the elevator to go to
her room. She fainted. and fallina
forward, her head caught between the
floor and the ascending . car. " Her
head was badly crushed and she died
within five minutes.
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Interesting Events and Gossip of the Past Week Reported From
Cities and Towns in Washington, Oregon
Canyon City has a new fire bell.
Jefferson will levy no tax for the
The Toledo tax lew han haan fired
at 5 mills.
The Eugene Military Club has in
corporated. The Southern Pacific tie plant at
Latham is running again.
Baker City school electors have
voted in favor of a 10-mill special tax.
The 9-vear-old ann nf H S Filtnn
of Lost Valley, was killed by a falling
There were nearlv 600 minino In
tions recorded in Josephine county last
The receints of the Canvnn Hitr nnat-
office last year amounted to $27,-
The bridee acTOflH Traalr rlvaT- at tha
Stillwell place was washed out by the
Lumber is being delivered on the
giuuna ior me new hospital building
The Standard mill at Baker City,
with a capaoity of 40,000 feet per day,
is nearly finished.
James Yates has sold his farm of 80
acres, near Irving, to Mr. Hurd, late
of Iowa, for about $3,500.
Local miners are sintinc a aria ft nn
the Watt hills east of Amitv on the
Bite of a supposed gold mine.
Free-milling gold ore has been dis
covered in the mnnntninR inat want nf
Lostine. Test show the ore literallv
filled with black suphurets.
Miss Elizabeth Giesy, an Oregon
pioneer, aged 75 years, died at her
home in Aurora. Deceased was a sis
ter of Dr. Martin and Jacob Giesy.
A laree amount of drift Indtrpd
against the railroad bridge, north of
Lebanon, and 15 men have been at
work all week dislodging it.
A teleohone line ia haino hnilfc K
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the Sunset Company from Jacksonville
to tne upper Appiegate country, and
will vrobablv be connected with tha
Grant's Pass-Williams line.
J. W. Parker, who has a rinh an.
Dearine OUartZ led it fi naar T .eland nn.
der bond from Burnett & Hudson, is
makine DreDarations to ennin tha nmn-
erty with an electric plant.-
C. A. Parker and ,kmn Rnnhanan
have secured a contract to cut and de
liver poles for the telephone line which
is to be built from Pleasant Hill via
Jasper and Natron to the main line at
The ' lon&T lnnkad far lTncyliati nam.
- " "ft-"
tndffes arrived a r. TnrienAni.annn anrl
were taken to the O'Brien farm, a few
miles north of that city, and turned
loose. The birds annesred verv wiM
apparently owing to their long journey.
Reports from the country surround
in 2 Albanv are ceneral that tha fall
wheat is in excellent condition, with
out any indication, at this time, of an
enemv of anv kind Nntwithar.and.no
the poor crop of last year, the acreage
After an illness of several venn.
James A. Cauthorn, at one time a
prominent grain dealer of Corvallis,
died at his home in that iitv Hi a
ailment was rheumatism, and under
its effects the deceased had been an
invalid for several years.
An efiFnrt la hnlno mai-lo tt hap. .1
mail route ch&npari hatwaan Tim,
Creek and Pendleton so that the route
will co over the Yellow .Tankat rnad
from Pendleton to Ukiah and via the
lower gulch road from Ukiah to Long
Creek and supply Ritter from JLong
Creek. - -
A deal of considerable magnitude
was consummated last week at Tilla
mook between C. and E. Thayer and
the Beats Land Company. About
$40,000 worth of agricultural land and
town pioperty waB transferred to the
company, and will probably be placed
on the market.
Owing to the recent high water on
the Coast Fork which caused the loss
of many thousand feet of logs, Messrs.
Geer and Rouse, the saw mill men at
Amos, are arranging to ereot a tem
porary saw mill at Cottage Grove and
will drive the logs there. The boilers
and engines of the new light plant may
The owners of the Red, White and
Blue mine, at Malheur, will push de
velopments as ranirllv
There &rS tWO TiamllAl lnrluna nno
measuring 12 feet and the other three
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ice, sua me owners Deueve tnat de
velopment will prove that they come
together. The mine is equipped with
a three stamp mill and a steam hoist
ing plant. The capaoity of the mill
is to be increased and a pump installed
The business men of Wenatobee have
taken the first steps toward organizing
a commercial club. At the first
meeting over. 60 prominent citizens
William M. Bacon, an engineer on
the Spokane Falls & Northern, who
was injured in the collapse of the
bridge between Meyers Falls and Mar
cus, July 28, 1900, has sued the com
pany tor $76,750 damages.
There is talk of a new national bank
Work on the new Seattle Labor Tem
ple will begin within 60 days.
Hoquim will soon have a night tele
A creamery with a daily capacity of
2.000 pounds of butter is to be built at
Charles Neymeir has moved his mill
from Machias to a site near Woodin
Mrs. Julia Paden. a . resident of
Rosalia since 1880, is dead at her home
in that city.
It is announced that a foundry and
machine shop to cost $50,000 will be
erected at Everett.
The bank of Harrington received last
week a time lock safe which is sup
posed to be burglar proof.
The Harrington Flour Milling Com
pany has finished an order for 2,500
barrels of flour, which is to be sent to
Ex-Sheriff F. W. DeLorimer, of Ten
Mile, has been appointed state land in
spetcor by Land Commissioner S. A.
J. M. Hall has resigned the office of
Yakima county surveyor, and the com
missioners have appointed H F. Mar
ble to succeed him.
George Pangburn, a pioneei of Wash
ington, dropped dead- from heart fail
ure at Endicot, 20 miles west of Col
fax. He was 66 years old.
W. P. Damon was knocked down in
front of his residence by a tough, who
struck him on the head with a club,
rendering him insensible.
Men engaged in working on the T.
J. Hawley road, south of Kent, discov
ered a vein of coal while blasting on
the side of Crow hill. It is about
four inches in diameter.
Fred Lyman who had been working
on the steam shovel on the railroad,
north . of Arlington, was instantly
killed. A landslide oocurred and he
was warned, but did not have time to
get out of the way.
A third interest in a group of five
claims located on lion creek, eight
miles from Keller, has been sold to A.
A. Redmond, of Republic The olaims
are the Mary Mack, Luckie Four. -Last
Chance, Copper King and No. 5. and
are owned by H. P. McCarthy and
Fred Beaudreau. The termB are kept
The West Coast mill, at Ballard,
which has been closed for the past fonr
weeks, has resumed work. During the
time the mill was closed many im
provements and repairs were made
to the engine and machinery, by means
of which the output of the plant will
be greatly increased. The mill build
ing was also repaired and a new foun
dation put under part of it.
The O R. & N. engineers uhn hava
been making surveys along the line of
tne llwaco Railway & Navigation Com
pany, nave finished their labors and a
force of men are exoeotd to hecrin work
on the contemplated improvements.
cesines tne repairs to the track, a new
trestle is to be built at Ilwaco and
docks to be ont in at each end nf tha
line. It is also stated that cars for
hauling logs from Willapa harbor are
to be put on the road.
Hog cholera has made its appearance
in the vicinity of Moscow.
James Judge, of Couer de'Alene
City, one of the best known men of the
state, is dead.
Georee W. Hunt and Frank Pattion
of Oro Fino. arreatad nn a nharoa nf
cattle-stealing, have been discharged.
Georee R. Lnhkin. a Ttaiaa mail aqp.
rier. has filed a homestead entrv nn a
valuable pieoe of land near that citv,
wnicn had been overlooked.
According to reports from Delta, the
scene of recent the placer strike, pros
pects are excellent. Nuggets have
been picked up worth $7 and $8 and
there are said to be lots more of them
Eight cows burned to a crisp, Jacob
Hauser almost fatally burned, 25 tons
of hay and a fine barn . totally con
sumed, are the result of a fire on a
ranch owned by David Locke near Cal-
ispell. The loss is estimatad at about
The result of a disputed road election
in Kootenai oounty has been deter
mined by lot. James Graham and
Noah Waehbarn, both of Port Hill,
were the claimants. The commiison
ers flipped a coin to determine the re
sult. The Potlatch country is infested
with cattle thieves again. Reports are
coming from the surrounding oountry
that a few head had been stolen. So
far none of the thieves have been ap
prehended. It is reported from Nez Perces that
Messrs. Croizer and Sohaffer have com
pleted arrangements for buying all the
hogs on the prairie. They have leased
ground out of the city limits, where
they have erected buildings for the care
of the stock. - , -