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UXIO.N RMab. Jalr. 1807.
GAZETTE Eatab. Dm, 1862.
! Consolidated Feb. 1899.
CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1301.
VOL. XXXVIII. NO. 7.
rom All Parts of the New WorH
and the Old.
OF INTEREST TO OUR MANY READERS
Comprehensive Review of the Important flap,
pcnings of the Put Week in
The queen's body was laid at rest
The Italian ministry was atarked
in the chamber of deputies.
Secretary Root replies to the senate
on the deportation of Tagals.
Mrs. Ration " was arrested while
"joint-smashing" in Topeka.
The president has sent a long list of
aimy nominations to the senate.
The Astoria city council has granted
a 75-year street railway franchise.
Titled guests are begin ing to arrive'
at The Hague for Wilhelmina's wed
ding. Five inches of snow has fallen in
New York city during the past 24
John Marshal 'day exercises were
held at the national capital and at
Mindoro natives in the Philippines
rose against the insurgents and killed
the rebel governor.
Federalists in Ballan provinoe, Phil
ippine islands, waruod the insurgents
to cease operations.
Oregon appropriations to the anount
of $396,380 have been agreed upjn by
ways and means committee. - .
The Masonic temple at Toledo, Ohio,
was destroyed by fire, entailing a loss
of $150,000, of which $50,000 is on the
building. . '
Senator Hansbrounh has reported
from the committee on lands a bill
providing for the establishment of res
ervoirs for storing waters to irrigate
Railway traffic is seriously imer
ferred with by a land slide on the
Southern Pacific in the Cow creek can
yon country. The track is covered for
over 200 feet, langing in depth from
15 to 20 feet.
Captain Rayand Sulzer, of the volun
teer quartermaster's department, died
on the transport Pak Ling, which has
arrived at San Francisao. - Cap'ain
Sulzer waB a brother of Representative
Sulzer, of New York.
L. A. Wing, manager of the Tacoma
theater, was assaulted by two-men as
he was going home and twice knocked
down. He fought energetically and
called for assistance, and so was not
robbed. He received slight injuries
on the forehead and wrist.
Consnl-General Pierce says the Boers
are not beaten.
Governor Nash says he will prevent
the Jeff ries-Ruhlin fight.
Eulogies to the late Senator Davis
were delivered in the house.
Edwin Markham read a poem in
Philadelphia dedicated to Queen Vic
toria. Ex-Senator Hill declares that he is
not a candidate tor the presidency in
Iron Dyke copper mine in Eastern
Oregon ohanges hands; consideration
A plot was discovered to tar and
feather Mrs. Nation, the saloon
Fire in the trimming department of
the Krug Packing Company's plant,
St. Joseph, Mo., did $100,000 dam gaes.
Fire from an unknown cause de
stroyed the large plant of the National
Wire Company, at Fairbaven, Conn.,
entailing a property loss estimated at
Fire at the W. B. Earthman Lum
ber Company's plant, Nasbviile, Tenn.,
destroyed lumbei, warehouses, 12 tene
ment bouses, and nine freight cars.
The worst storm of the winter pre
vails throughout Kansas, Nebraska,
Iowa, Colorado, Michigan and Wis
consin. Railway traffio is somewhat
Mrs. Thomas Green, an aged woman,
wife of an old-time mine prospector,
was burned to death in her home in
the suburbs of Aspen, Colo. It is sup
posed the fire was of accidental origin.
State of Washington cannot have one
of the new battle-ships named for it.
The Union Pacific Railway Com
pany, by purchasing the entire hold
ings of the Huntington estate and Stan-
i a ft i i .
jora-V'rucjter estates, nas seourea con
trol of two-fifths of the Southern Pa
cifio railway stock.
The president lias issued new -credentials
to Mr. Choate as ambassador
of the United States to Great Britain.
They are similar in form to those held
by Mr. Choate, with the exception that
they accredit him to King Edward
VII instead of Queen Viotoria.
Columbia university has appealed to
its friends for $100,000.
The school children of Mississippi
have voted in favor of the magnolia as
the state's flower.
American, Canadian and English
iron interests have praotically united
to push trade in Europe.
Consular report say British mer
chants and manufacturers continue to
worry over commercial invasions by
American. , .
Petition Filed Against Delegate
Wilcox, of Hawaii.
SOME SENSATIONAL LETTERS SHOWN
Offered His Services to Aguinaldo to Fight
Against the United States -His
Election Was Illegal.
Washington. Feb. 4. A petition
containing charges was submitted to
day to the house committee on elec
tions No. 1, against Delegate Robert
W. Wilcox, the Hawaiian representa
tive in the house of representatives.
The charge are made in writing by
George D. Gear, of Hawaii, who sub
mitted letters pui porting to be copies
of letters written by Wilcox to Fili
pino officials. The alleged letter are
of a highly sensational cbaiacter.
One of the letters said to be written
by Wilcox is given in duplicate. - It
is dated Honolulu, January 31, 1899,
and addressed to 'Dr. J. Joseph Losada,
Captain Marti Burgos and Senor J.
Luna, and introduced to them a
"friend of mine who4s a very able
man to help you in your cause."
Among other things, the letter says:
"Mr. - will be a useful ally to
fight for the cause of the Filipinos.
One thing is sure, that you could re
sist any army of invasion you have
a population of 12,000,000 and alrea ly
a disciplined army of 30,000 wili be
equipped with modern arms. I have
already made up my mind to join with
yon in your country against America
in case (hey insist-, to ignore the right,
the justice of your cause. I know
well my profession as an artilleiy offi
cer. I have no fear of the whole world
when I fight for a legitimate cause like
yours. Between General Agninalrio't
determination and myself, it will be
but a very little chance left to the in
vading army of the United States to
conquer your country. Telt General
Aguinaldo that I am alieady giving
my service for vour country and I am
ready to obey orders to go to jour coun
try and fight lor the independence of
your people and country at any a o
ruent." ' -
The letter bears the alleged signature
of Robert Wilcox.'
Another letter dated Honolulu,
March 8, 1899, says:
-I am thinking of going to the Phil
ippine islands and give my assistance
to Aguinaldo against the invaders the
hypocritical Yankees, the oarpet-brg
Mr. Wilcox declined to make any
extended answer to the charges filed
by Mr. Gear. He says he has no fears
of the charges made. He admits that
be wrote a letter to Dr. Losada. Cap
tain Burgos and Senor Luna C. Caesar
Morena, an Italian of this city, whom
be had known while the latter was in
Hawaii in- the '80s. Morena hud a
meteoric career in Hawaii. For a few
days he was secretary of state. Wil
cox says Morena is the person to whom
the nnaddressed letter filed by Mr.
Gear was addressed, but says he was
unable after a cursory examination to
say whether the letters filed were ex
act copies of those he sent. -
The petition of Gear recites that
there was no election machinery when
Wilcox was elected delegate, Novem
ber 6, 1900, and that many voters did
not believe that a valid election could
be held without it and therefore, made
no attempt to vote. The petition then
brings forward personal charges
against Wilcox, relating to his mar
riage and also to his career, under the
kingdom of Hawaii. It is also alleged
"that Wilcox, in his speeches prior to
the election, made nse of anti-American
utterances for the purpose of car
rying the election, telling the native
Hawaiians that the Americans had
stolen their country and that a vote
for him was a vote for the restoration
of the queen, and that, if he were
elected, the queen would be restored;
that Wilcox was and is guilty of trea
son against the United States, in that
he did, as petitioner is informed and
believes, since the annexation of said
Hawaiian islands, write and send
tbtongh the United States mails let
ter highly treasonable in their nature,
wherein he did counsel and incite oth
ers to engage in open rebellion against
the United States, and did Offer bis
servioe to General Aguinaldo to go t
the Philippines to fight and engage in
open rebellion against the United
States, copies of which letter are here
with filed. 'I
Kansas City Theater Fire.
Kansas City, Feb. 4. In the total
destruction by fire last night of the old
Coates opera house an aggregate loss oi
$150,000 waa suffered. The building
was valued at $75,000, the furniture
at $50,000, and the property of the
Walker Whiteside Company, which
bad just begun a week's engagement,
at $25,000. The opera house and con
tents were insured for bnt $40,000,
while Whiteside" carried absolutely no
fire protection. Mr. Whiteside lost,
in addition to his trunks and proper
ties, several valuable manuscript that
were to have been produced shortly.
Helen Gould's Gift
New York, Feb. .4. The statement
ia published here that Miss, Helen
Gould has given $400,000 for the land,
building and equipment of a home for
a' naval branch of the ' Young Men's
Rumor of Earl Li's Death.
London, Feb. 4. The Tien Tsin cor
respondent of the Standard, wiring
Thursday, says It 1 rumored in Tiea
Tsin that 14 Hang Chang is dead.
ONLY FOUR BIDDERS.
Contracts Will Co to Newport News, Bath
Works and Neafie & Levy.
Washington, Feb. 4. Bids for the
construction of three protected cruisers
were opened at the navy department
The attendance of bidders waa neither
as large nor a representative a in the
case of th last opening. It i doubt
ful if the Cramps or the Union Iron
Works have been unrepresented before
in any bidding since the birth of the
"new navy." One of the Moran Bros.,
of Seattle, was the solitary representa
tive of tbe Pacific coast interest, but
did not bid. There were only four
bid in all.
The first bid opened was that of the
Newport News Shipbuilding Company.
They offered to . build a 5,700 ton
cruiser with a speed of 22 knots in 86
months for $2,741,000. The Bath Iron
Works offered to build a cruiser of the
same proportions for $2,750,000. The
William R. Tijgg Company, of Rich
mond, offerd to build one cruiser for
$2,780,200, being the limit of cost
fixed by congress, or two cruisers for
$5,480,000. The last bid was .the
lowest, and was submitted by the
Neafie & Levy Shipbuilding Company,
of Philadelphia. It offered to bulla a
cruiser on the department' plan in 36
months for $2,740,000.
These cruisers are designed to be the
most formidable vessels in the world of
their class. They wlil resemble close
ly the type of second-class armored
cruiser and might be easily mistaken
for such. The act ot congress author
izing this class of cruisers- states that
the vessels should carry "the most
powerful ordnance for vessels of their
type, and have the highest speed com
patible with good cruising qualities
and great radius of action." Admiral
Hicbborn, chief constructor o the
navy, who has been foremoat in the
preparation of plans for the building ot-l
tbe "new navy," says that in an en
gagement the new cruisers would be
able to cope with and prove more than
a match for some of the armored cruis
ers of foreign navies.
The new vessels are to be named
the St. Louis, the Milwaukee and the
Charleston, the last to continue the
name of the ship wrecked November 2,
1899, in the Philippines.
THE NEW YORK FIRE.
Caused by an Explosion of Chemicals in the
New Yoik. Feb. 4. The extent of
the destruction wrought by tbe confla
gration which destroyed - nearly a
whole block of buildings at Thirty
first street and First avenue last night
could be better appreciated this morn
ing. The huge factory of the William
Wicke Company was almost level with
tbe ground. Contractor Joseph Cody,
of the building department, with a
force of 100 men, had labored at tbe
ruins all night pulling down dangerous
sections oi the walls.
Other property destroyed was the
six-story building, numbers 404, 406
and 408 East Thiity-second street; tbe
fives tory tenement at 546 and 548 First
avenue the five -story tenement at 462
East Thirty-first street; Jackson's iron
foundry and a. two story brick building
on Thirty-first street, occupied by tap
Swift Dressed Beef Company. About
70 families were rendered homeless by
the burning of the tenements.
Fire Chief Croker said today he be
lieved the fire was caused by an explo
sion of chemicals in the Wicke fao
tory. He was informed that a watch
man had gone into the vault in the
cellar with a light and that th3 vault
contained the explosives. The chief
added that he did not know what had
become of the watchman or who be is.
He said the explosion that started the
conflagration might have been caused
by illuminating gas getting into the
cellar from the gas main, but he did
not think this was the case.
Policemen Thomas J. Fitzpatrick
and John B. McMullin, who were on
duty at the fire, are reported missing
BATTLE IN ABYSSINIA.
It is Supposed the Chiefs -Rebelled During
the Absence of Menelik.
Paris, Feb. 4. A dispatch' to the
Francaia from Cairo say new has
been received there from Abyssinia of
a great battle in which 7,000 were
killed. It is supposed the chiefs re
belled during the absence of King
Menelik, who has gone to the Egyptian
frontier in bonnection with the delim
ination of the Egypto-Abyssinia fron
tier. London, Feb. 4. A dispatch to the
Exchange Telegraph Company from
Cairo says severe righting is reported
in Abyssinia. The causalties are said
to number 7,000.
Tbe foreign office officials know noth
ing of any difficulty in King Menelik's
territory, but it is not unlikely they
think that certain malcontent chiefs
may have taken advantage of Kins
Menelik's absence from the capital to
foment an insurrection.
Belgium Has no Navy.
Belgium has no navy execpt a train
ing ship for the merchant marine.
Accepted a Reduction.
Youngstown, O.. Feb. 4. At all the
blast furnaces throughout tbe Mahon
ing valley today the bottom-fillers and
helpers have accepted a reduction of 10
cents per Jay in wages, taking effeot
' . Killed by Highwaymen.
Dr. James Gibbons, nephew of Car'
iinal Gibbons, was shot and killed by
highwaymen at New Orleans.
AQA1I1ST THE TAQAIS
Mindoro Natives Turn Against
THERE ARE NO TROOPS AT MINDORO
Rebel Governor of the Island Killed Feder
alists in a Luzon Province Warn
Manila, Feb. 6. Native have re
ported at Batangas that a week ago the
natives of the island of Mindoro rose
against the insurgents and killed tbe
insurgent governor. There are no
troops at Mindoro.
The Federal parly of Bataan prov
ince, including tbe president of each
pueblo, held a big meeting at Orania
yesterday, and resolved to notify tbe
insurgents of Bataan that they must
cease operations within a week or the
people will assist the Americans to
Surrenders and minor skirmishes
continue in Southern Luzon. A few in
surgent have been killed. There were
no American casualties.
Publio discussion of the provincial
government bill has been completed.
The bill will be passed Wednesday,
and soon afterward tbe commissioners
will begin their tour of . organizing
provincial governments in those prov
ince of Southern Luzon which Gener
al MacArthur and the commissioners
consider sufficiently v pacified. Com
missioners Wright and Ide, who are'
drafting criminal and civil codes, may
remain in Manila temporarily, to com
plete their work by February 23, when
the commissioners and practically all
the employes will leave for the south-,
ern islands, where they will examine
tbe conditions and continue the organ
ization of governments in provinces
which are found to be prepared for self
government. The commissioners ex
pect to spend four weeks on their sou th
Fewer than 400 persons attended tbe
meeting called by Senor Buenoamino
at the Risal theater, in the Tondo
ward of Manila, to inaugurate the
evangelical movement. Considerable
interest was manifested in tbe pro
ceedings, and there was some expres
sions of approval of the addresses. No
attempt, however, was" made to com
mit the meeting to Protestantism, that
aspect of the case being left for subse
quent action at his discretion by Rev.
James B. Rogers, a missionary of the
Presbyterian board, who was present.
Senor Buencamino explained the relig
ious effort as wholly outside the Federal
party, which had been organized solely
to promote political police.
VICTORY FOR MEXICANS.
Engaged Mays Indians and Killed and Wounded
St. Louis, Feb. 6. A special from
Oxaoo. Mexico, says: The military
authorites have been - advised : of an
other engagement which took place be
tween the government troops -and a
large force of Maya Indians. The bat
tle took place about nine miles from
Santa Cruz, the stronghold of the reb
els, and resulted in a victory for the
government troops. The casualties on
the rebel side were heavy, it being
estimated that they lost over 800 men
killed and wounded.' Several bun-,
dred reinforcements have joined Gen
eral Bravo's . command. It is asserted
that there are several white men,
among the officers of the Maya foices.
They are 'believed to be Englishmen
from British Honduras, which country
borders on the Maya territory.
Valencia, Spain, Feb. 6. The anti
Jesuit demonstrations which began in
Madrid in connection with the anti
Clerical play "Eleotra," have spread to
Valencia, v. Today crowds gathered in
front of the Jesnit church of the
Sacred Heart, where a confirmation of
children was in progress, and shouted,
"Liberty forever,"- and "Down wita
the Jesuits." A Jesuit who was leav
ing the church was hooted, and then
the crowd marched, to the Jesuit col
lege and stoned the windnwit and Hnnm
atill shouting, "Down with the Jesu
its, finally tne demonstration . waa
dispersed by gendarmes.
Philadelphia Editor Commits Suicide.
John T. Williams, editor of the Key
stone, a Philadelphia trade paper, com
mitted suicide by poision at St. George
hotel, New York".
Receivers for Locomotive Works.
New York, Feb. 6. William Bar
bour and John C. Bennington were to
day appointed receivers to wind up tbe
business of the Rogers Locomotive
Company, at Patterson, N. J. It is
likely the works will be disposed of at
private sale. y
Trains Again Running Out of Pekin.
Berlin, Feb. 6. The Ge: man war
office has received a dispatch from
Count von Waldersee, dated Pekin,
which announces that railway com
munication has been restored between
Pekin, Feng Tai and Pao Ting Fu.
Fit Only for Fud. "
Lima, Ohio, Feb. 6. V. F. Lakin,
one of the Standard Oil Company's
confidential men, returned today from
Beaumont, Tex. He says that repeated
teste Show that the oil there cannot be
refined, and that it contains only a
slight per cent of illuminating oil.
He says that it is nt only for fuel, bnt
that freight rates are 10 high that it
will never, come into competition, even
lor that, with Lima or Pennsylvania.
MONEY F OR THE ARMY.
Appropriation Bill Carries- One Hundred and
Eighteen Million. '
Washington, Feb. 0. The army ap
propriation bill, making provision for
the army, under the reorganization re
cently enacted as completed by the
house committee on military affairs
and reported by Chairman Hull. It
carries approximately $118,000,000. a
against estimates of about $180,000,
000 made by war department officials.
The total of army appropriations, gen
eral and deficiency, for last year aggre
gated $118,000,000. Chairman Hull
says the present bill will be ample,
and will not entail a deficiency meas
ure later. The contingency appropria
tion of $1,000,000 to "meet emergen
cies constantly arising," was stricken
out by the committee. The main
items as allowed are: Pay of officers,
$5,000,000: pay of enlisted men, $14,
000,000; pay of retired officers. $1,
500,000; nnrse corps, $130,000. The
total for subsistence approximates $18,
000,000, of which amount $12,000,000
is for regular ration and $630,000 for
sick and convalescent ration. '
The aggregate for tbe quartermas
ter' department is the largest in the
bill, reaching $57,150,000. The chief
item are: Quartermaster's supplies.
$9,000,000; incidental supplies, $2,
400,000 horses for cavalry and artil
lery, $750,000; barracks and quarters,
$3,000,000; transportation of army and
supplies, .$34,000,000; clothing, etc,
$8,000,000. Owing to the need of the
paymaster department, the bill grants
authority for the detail of captains of
tbe line as paymaster while there
may be neoessity for such details.
BOERS CAPTURE BRITISH POST
Kitchener Reports Fall of Meddersfonteln
London, Feb. 6. The war office has
received tbe following dispatch from
Lord Kitchener, . commander-in-chief
in South Africa:
"Pretoria, Feb: 4. Our post at
MeddersfonteuC in the Gaterrand,
southeast of KrugeraHorp, was attack
ed by 1.000 Boers. The relief column
sent ont from Kmgersdorp failed to
prevent the fall of- the post. No de
tails yet at hand, but officers and men
captured at the post are arriving at
Boers in Portuguese Territory.
Lonrenco Marqnes, Feb. 6. There is.
a commando of' 2,000 Boers on Portu
guese territory. It is supposed that
their intention is to rescue tbe Boers
here. The Portuguese authorities have
decided to remove to Madeira such
Boer refugees as decline to surrender
to the British.
SOUTH AFRICAN WAR.
Kaffir Rifles Lost Heavily in the Engagement
London, Feb. 6. The Cape Town
correspondent of the Daily Telegraph,
wiring Sunday, says:
"It appears that in the action be
tween General Knox and General De
wet, near Senekal, the Kaffir rifles sus
tained about 100 casualties. More
mounted troops are still needed. Three
Boer invading columns, of which Her
zog'a was for a time the advance guard,
are now moving toward the Orange
river. It is believed that Piet Botha's
force of 2,000 men, with seven guns,
from Smithfield, has crossed into the
Colony. British concentration is pro
ceeding. Outlying garrisons are be
ing withdrawn for the purpose of secur
ing the main lines. General Dewet is
expected to enter Cape Colony."
' French Captured a Canyon.
London, Feb. 6. General Kitchen
er, in a dispatch from Pretoria, dated
February 5, says:
"French's column, in driving the
Boers east, captured a 15 pounder and
pioked up parti of a second gnn dis
abled by onr fire. The commandoes in
the colony are being hustled. Tbe
Midland commando is being chased by
Haig in the direction of Steytlersville.
Sixteen of them have recently been
killed by our men."
' The Moddersfontein Affair.
London, Feb. 6. Lord Kltobener,
commander-in-chief in South Africa,
reports to the war office as follows:
"Pretoria, ' Feb. 5. Our ca-ualties
at Moddersfontein were two officers
killed and two wonndeJ. It appear
that the post was rushed on a pitoh
dark night during a heavy rain. The
enemy numbered 1,400 with two guns.
"'Campbell, south of Middelburg,
engaged 500 Boers, who were driven
back with loss. Our oasnalties were
20 killed or wounded.
"French is near Bethel, moving east
and driving the enemy, with slight op
position. Fonr of our ambulances,
while seeking wounded, were captuied.
The doctors were released.., ....
"Dewet' foroe is reported Teouth of
Boer Prisoners Escaped. ,
. Sebastopol,' Feb. 6. Dispatches re
ceived here say that four Boers who
escaped from a British ship at Colom
bo, Ceylon, sought refuge on the Rus
sian vessel Kherson, whose passengers
received them enthusiastically.
Fought Maya Rebels.
City of Mexico, Feb. 6. Merida ad
vices show that Thursday last a battle
was fought between Maya rebel In
dians and government' troop 25 miles
from rebel headquarter. Ei ht hun
dred Indians, armed with muskets, at
tacked the Sixth battalion, ; whioh
held its ground, though outnumbered;
and inflicted a heavy log on the enemy,
who had 60 killed and about 100
wounded. The federal troop lost fonr
nrws of this mmmm sijib
Interesting Events and Gossip of the Past Week Reported From
Cities and Towns in Washington, Oregon
The Blue Mountain Ice Company of
Perry, is storing ice at the rate of 600
ton a day.
An old man of the name of Webster
was found dead in his cabin on Dead
wood a few days ago.
Rainier school district has levied a
special tax of 13 mills. The total tax
in Rainer district is 48 mills.
O. W. William has sold the Vander
mnlen farm, near Island City, contain
ing 157 a ores, to a Mr. Stein, a late
arrival from Utah, for $9,500.
J. Bonner's grocery store at Baker
City was burned. He had an insur
ance of $400. The stock was small.
The machinery in Clayton Bros.'
broom-handle factory at Coqnille, is
being moved to a place eight miles be
Malcolm McFarlane has resigned a
justioe of the peace at Westport pre
cinct, and David West was appointed
by the county court to succeed him.
The breaking of the boom on the
Siuslaw during tbe late flood caused
a heavy loss of logs belonging to loggers
on that stream, bnt the Lake creek log
gers report their losses were smal'.
The Astoria Box Company is mak
ing preparations to increase the capac
ity of its box factory. The old ma
chinery is being replaced by the most
improved kind, and several new ma
chines are to be added.
A fine team of horses was killed at
a' logging camp near Berry. A tree, in
falling knooked another tree down,
whioh fell in an unlocked for direc
tion and struck the horses, killing
them almost instantly.
Sam White, an old and well-kown
resident of Kerby, was drowned in the
Illinois river. He bad been at Kerby
and started home in an intoxicated
condition. He sncoeeded in crossing
the river, but after landing walked
about dazed and fell into the river.
Andrew Houk, a miner was acci
dentally killed near Rye valley. He
was working alone at the time and
was in the act of placing a set of tim
bers when a cave-in occurred. One of
the timbers struck the unfortunate
man on the side of his head, breaking
Mrs. George F. Eglin died at Cor
vallis of pleuro-pneamonia. She was
a native of Dallas, Or., and was united
in marriage to George F. Eglin at Al
abny, October 20, 1884. Her maiden
name was Cynthia Ellen Mounts. She
was aged 34 year. The survivors are
a husband and four children.
Jacob L. Myers, a Mexican war vet
eran, died at the Soldiers' home at
Roseburg, aged 79 years. He was one
of the oldest members of the home,
having entered the institution soon after
its opening. The remains were
shipped to Olympia, Wash., for inter
ment. A fine Jersey cow was stolen 'rom
W. H. Lindsley. who resides on the
Sheridan farm, near Roseburg. A few
day latter a stranger, probably a
tramp, appeared . at the Chad wick
farm, near Myrtle creek, and sold the
cow to Mr. Cbadwick for $30 and has
not been heard of since.
- Mrs. Ray E. Watts, who has been
appointed postmistress of Reuben,
Or., has filled out her bond and sub
scribed to the oath of office. Tbe Reu
ben office will be in operation as soon
as the papers can be returned from
Washington. The office waa d it con
tinued about five years ago.
A man. supposed to be a hobo, took
two shots at Nightwatchman Nunn, of
Cottage Grove. The officer called the
marshal and. others to bis assistance,
and set out in pursuit ol his would-be
murderer. Tbe man, with two others,
was lo-ated in tbe brush near town,
but as the night was dark, it was im
possbile to effect a capture. The
nightwatchman had been keeping close
watch on a suspicious character who
waa about town, and he is quite cer
tain that this man was his assailant
Lobeo & Barry, who are construct
ing a water system for Seaside and the
property adjacent to it, expect to have
their plant in operation before May 1.
The city of Seaside is amending its
charter so as to give them a franchise,
and the county court will grant tbem
the right to lay pipes across the coun
ty bridge over the Necanicnm. The
source of water supply is in the hills
about two mile east of Seaside, which
has been secured,, a well as the site
for the reservoir and the right of way
for the piping. Tbe supply of pure
mountain water is estimated at seven
miner' Inches, which is much more
than necessary at present and it can be
doubled at very little expense. Tbe
oust of, construction -of tbe plant will
not be great, so the service will be a
relatively cheap one for the consumers.
An addition .to the Coburg townsite
ba been platted. It commence at
the church and runs north and eaBt,
being part of the old Vandnyne place.
The machinery for a pressed briok
plant purohased at Chioago by E. E.
Angel, of Baker City, ha arrived. The
plant consists of a press maohine
weighing 22,000 pounds, a 85-horse
power engine and a 40-horse power
boiler, in all weighing 87,000 pounds.
The capacity ot the plant ia 20,000
briok per day. -
A high school is to be established at
J. S. Kikendale, a carpenter dropped
dead . while at work near that place.
Deceased waa 65 year old.
The citizen of Summerville have
organized a co-operative creamery as
sociation and elected officers.
George Weatherwax, who resides np
tbe Wishkak about 16 miles, while en- .
gaged in logging suffered fracture of
both hi legs by a oapstan.
Spencer Jones, of Wilbur, killed a
large conger near that place. The
animal measured 6 feet 9 inches from
tip to tip and weigh 3d 80 pound.
The Legal Tender, in Keller camp,
has resumed work with one shift, and
is to enlarge its force shortly . The
Romine, adjoining it, started work
The Inland Telephone Company'
service is to be extended from North
Yakima to Moxee and Sunnyside, and .
thence to Walla Walla to connect with
the line to Spokane.
Upward of 20 teams are. engaged in
hauling ice to the various ice houses of
Republio. Every available team ha
been pressed into service. The quality
of ice conld not be better.
- . Information has been received of an
explosion in mine No. 7 at Franklin,
whereby two men were killed and sev
eral persons injured. State- Mine In
spector Owen has been summoned.
F. E. Thompson, of Parker, has con
tracted hi hop crop to be grown on 24
acres to New York people for 11 cents
per pound. The hops are to ba deliv
ered in Ootober at Simcoe" station.
The estimated crop is placed at 40,000.
The Big Bend flour mill at Daven
port, whiob has been running single
shift for some time on aooount of sick
ness among the men, is again running
night and day. Its shipments for Jan- -v
nary will be 7,650 barrels.
Gene Johnson, 17 years old, acci
dentally shot himself with a 88 oaliber
revolver while out hunting near Lo
rene. The ball entered the young
man's leg above the knee, passing un
der the knee cap and out on the oppo
J. W. Harper' store at Palouse,
was burglarized and a lot of cigars,
candy, tobacco, etc., secured. The
store was entered throngb a rear win
dow whioh waa broken. John Powers,
aged 14. was arrested and confessed
Frank and Epbriam Miller have
leased the Dodge coal mine, which was
recently opened np on Coal oreek, east
of Chehalis, and will operate the prop
erty. Two coal mines are now being
worked at Chehalis supplying the local
demand and shipping some coal ti
The Gettysburg Mining, Milling &
Townsite Company filed artices of
incorporation. The company is capi
talized for 1,000,000 $1 share. The
incorporators are: P. C. Shine and
C. G. Pence, oi Spokane, and J. G.
Scribner, A. Cool in and A. E. Coolin,
of Coolin, Idaho.
Natural gas and oil are reported to
have been discovered in large quanti
ties on the farm of M. F. Mitchell,
south of Walla Walla Several leases .
have already been secured by - IS. K.
McCoy, who here from Spokane in
the interest of a California syndicate,
and the sinking of oil wells, and pros
pecting for the sonroe of the gas,
whioh is said to be in paying quanti
ties, will begin at onoe.
The Selah Valley Canal Company
has put a force of 80 men at work im- .
proving and enlarging the oanat which
irrigates tbe lands of Selah valley.
About 200,000 feet of lumber for flam
ing j purposes have been hauled by
teams from North Yakima and; will ba
pnt in place within the next few
week. This ia the only irrigating en
terprise in Central Washington, where
the" hillsides are farmed, and planted
to orchards and vinyards.
Fire at the mammoth compressor at
Wallace inflicted a loss of about $500,
E. B. Blaine, an employee in M. D.
Wright' logging camp, wa caught by
a log and severely crushed.
The bridge that will support the
flume for the new flour mill at Kend
rick is un der construction.- -
Chris Teiasan, the Clearwater sheep
man, is having plans drawn for a
three-story pressed brick structure at
Miss Dorcas J. Harvey, of Fort Hall
Agency, Idaho, ha been appointed
assistant matron at the Fort Belknap,
Mont., Indian school.
The framework of the Boise railway
bridge at Nampa la now completed
and will soon be placed in position.
A report has been received that Abe
Harper, of Grangeville, had accident
ally shot and killed himself. He waa
a member of the A. O. U. W.
James Rutherford, an English min
ing expert, is at Usk, Idaho, making
an inspection of several mining prop
erties along tbe Pend d 'Oreille river,
bnt refuse to disclose the names of the
parties be represent.