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CORVAIjIjIS, BENTOH COUNTY OBEGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 1903.
VOIi. XXXX. NO. 11.
EVENTS OF THE DAY
GATHERED FROM ALL PARTS OF TKE
Comprehensive Review of the Import
ant Happenings of the Past Week,
Presented In Condensed Form, Mos
Likely to Prove Interesting to Our
The flood on the Ohio river has passed
the danger maik.
Bear Admiral Crowninehield has re
signed from the navy.
United States Ambassador Choate
was given a banquet in Londcn.
Ladrones in Luzon surprised and
captured a band of constabulary.
It has been necessary to call out
troops at Colorado City to preserve
Option on the Panama canal property
has been extended until senate can rat
ify the treaty.
f Senator Mitchell has suffered a re
lapse, due to over taxation of his
strength so soon after his sickness.
Thousands of cattle are dying on the
ranges of Kansas, Colorado and Nebras
ka as a result of the seTere weather.
Employes of the Wabash railroad,
who were goinz to strike, have had an
injunction served on them forbidding
them going out.
Second Warden -McPherson, of the
Oregon penitentiary, climbed over the
prison wall at night, went through th
hops and then climbed back to the out
side without being " discovered by
guards, wbo have been asked to resign.
Stuart Eobson, the comedian, is ill
at his home in New Yori, and his tour
for the next two weeks has been can
celled. Miss Kathrine Kidder, the actress, is
confined to her room in a hotel at San
Antonio, Texas, suffering . from pneu
monia. The largest workinmen's fair in the
history of New York City will be held
in the Grand Central palace, March 28
to April 5.
William Rudolph and George Col
lins, accused of bank robbery and mur
der at Union, Mo., rho were captured
in Hartford, Conn., are held without
bail as fugetives from justice.
The state and federal quarantine offi
cers at Leredo, Texas, have received
instructions , to, enforce, a,, quarantine ,
against Torrcon, Mexico,- where it is
thought the bubonic plague" has ap
peared. A lone highwayman entered the Ab
bey saloon, at Douglas, Ariz., lined
all present against the wall, stole
$5000, from the roulet wheels, backed
out, mounted a horse and rode away
Officers of three St. Louis co-operative
building associations, which where the
subject of exhaustive inquiry by the
Alton, 111., city court grand jury, have
been indicted on charges of making
Missouri Pacific passenger train No. j
40 collided head-on with a freight train
on a trestle four miles west of Fort
Scott. The engines were completely
telescoped. Twenty or more paseengers
sustained cuts and bruises, but none
were Beriously hurt.
Extra session of senate will be called
The Cuban congress has fixed five
Senator Aldrich promises tariff revis
ion at the next session of congress.
Gales off the French coast have
caused serious damage to shipping.
The health of the pope is not so good,
but alarming rumors are discredited.
Protests continue to pour in against
the seating of Reed Smoob, of Utah.
An agreement has been reached be
tween the Santa Fe raiJroad and the
Fire at Halifax, N . S., destroyed
$300,000 worth of property. Three
firemen were seriously injured.
Fire at Hasting?, Neb., destroyed
$200,000 worth of property and for a
time threatened the destruction of the
John Baker, ex-minister to Venezuela
and a member of congress for several
terms, is seriously ill at his home at
The Montana legislature has added
$7,000 to its fair appropriation. This
makes $42,000 to be used for St'. Louis
and Portland expositions.
The foundation for J. Pierpont Mor
gan's new library building at the rear
of bis home at Madison avenue and
East Thirty-sixth street is nearing com
pletion. It will.cost $300,000.
' The senate refuses to consider the
Littlefield anti-trust bill.
Fire at Lowell, Mass., cost one life
and destroyed $30,000 worth of prop
Twomasked men held up the post
master at Bisbee, Ariz., and secured
The president is determined on an
extra session of congreas unless the
Cuban and Panama canal treaties are
The powder works near Cherokee,
Kan., blew up, killing four men and
injuring 16, two fatally.
A number of protests are being sent
to Washington against the seating oi
Senator-elect Reed Sinoot, of Utau.
Mob of 200 Search Jail at Baker City In
Vain for Marderer.
Baker City, Or., March 5. A mob
of 200 masked men entered the Baker
county jail early yesterday morning and
made a demand on Deputy Sheriff
Snow for Pleasant Armstrong, the
young man who murdered Miss Minnie
Ensminger at Haines last Christmas
morning. The sheriff's office was
warned early in the evening that an at
tempt would probably be made to lynch
Armstrong during the night, but there
had been so many threats of late that
the sheriff was not alarmed at first.
About 10 o'clock it was discovered
that some of the supposed leaders were
drinking heavily, and that there was
a possibility of trouble. The sheriff
thought it wise to remove Armstrong
from the jail, and he was spirited away.
Between 2 and 3 o'clock the mob ap
peared at the jail, many of them being
under the influence of liquor. They
demanded that Armstrong be turned
over to them. They were allowed to
go through the jail, which they did in
an orderly manner, making a careful
search for the prisoner, after which
The want of a determined leader was
all that prevented the lynching. Dep
uty Snow admits that if the mob had
appeared in force early in the evening
they would have secured their man.
RELIEF FOR SETTLERS.
Those Who Went on The Dalles Wagon
Washington, March 4. -Senator
Spooner late yesterday evening secured
the passage through the senate of Rep
resentative Moody's bill providing that
all settlers on odd sections within the
conflicting grants to the Northern Paci
fic railroad and The Dalles mili
tary wagon road, in Eastern Oregon,
who had made improvements oupon the
said lands and afterward forfeited them
under the decision of the supreme
court, ,in the case of Wilcox against the
Eastern Oregon land company, shall,
in making final proof upon homestead
entries made for other lands, be given
credit for the period of their bona fide
residence upon and the amount of im
provement upon the lands for which
they were unable to complete title.
But all such persons must aail them
selves of this provision within two
This act does not apply to persons
who have received" the benefits of the
homestead law and received title to
other lands, since being deprived of
their first entry. - The senate struck
out the provision requiring one year's
residence upon the second homestead,
in accordance with the wish of the set
tlers, and if the filibuster in the house
does not prevent the reference of the
bill to congress it will become a law
NO MEDDLING IN ACRE.
United States Keeps Out and Will Keep
Europe Out Also.
Washington, March 5. The state
department is fully advised by both
sides, Brazil and Bolivia, of the daily
developments in the Acre contro
versy and it is understood that Bolivia
at least has sought the intervention of
the United States to protect her against
the Brazilian demands, which practi
cally amount to the appropriation of
territory regarded by Bolivia as her
ml 1 t
own. lne government nere is waicning
the situation with keen interest, but
has found itself obliged to adhere to its
rule of non-intervention in such cases,
unless its gwd offices are sought by
both parties, and Brazil has made no
such request. -
Therefore, as long as the case is only
between American powers, the govern
ment will refrain from interference, but
no color or title resting on moneyed in-
vestmets will in this case be regarded
as sufficient to warrant European inter
Bright for the 1905 Fair.
Denver, Colo., March 5. Matters
seem to be looking bright for the Lewis
and Clark exhibits from trans-Missis
sippi states. Advices which I have
from the committees of the Colorado
legislature indicate favorable action
some time this week, and from the
governors of South Dakota and Nebras
ka information comes to the effect that
thair committees will meet early the
coming week. Kansas and Missouri
Eeem to be in statu quo, with : Minne
sota a certainty in the near future.
Nothing encouraging or otherwise from
Arkansas. John F. Knapp, Lewis and
Warships Given Back.
Caracas, March 5. The Venezuelan
warships Zemora," Vinitres, De Mayo
and Zeumbonbra, captured by the Brit
ish during the blockade, were returned
to Venezuela today at La Guayra.
The Bolivar is expected at La Guayra
tomorrow. It is asserted that a dyna
mite bomb was discovered by a Vene
zuelan stoker among the coal left by
the Germans on board the warship Res
taurador, when that vessel was returned
Right of Way Is Granted.
Washington, March 3. -The house
tonight passed the senate bill granting
to the Portland, Vancouver & Yakima
railroad company right of way across
the Vancouver barracks military .reser
vation for its line extending up the
Columbia river from Kal.atna. The
bill now goes to the president for . his
TREASURY DEPARTMENT CONDUCTS A
HUNT IN NORTHWEST.
Persistent and Determined Efforts Being
Made to Break Up the Existing Gang
Puget Sound an Ideal Place for Op
erations Another Revenue Cutter to
Be Added to Service.
Portland, March 5. Opium smug
glers, who have been operationg in
Portland and other coast towns, are
now actively sought by agents of the
treasury department. It is possible
that the opium ring, which has existed
for several years past, may .be broken
up and those implicated in smuggling
the drug clapped into prison.
During the past month unwonted
energy has been observed on, the part of
the treasury department. It is asserted
that an aggressive, persistent and un
swerving campaign has been ordered
directed against the smugglers of opium
and Chinamen. It is an open secret
on Puget sound that the campaign is
on, yet the officials stationed in Port
land express absolute ignorance of the
activity which is now common talk in
the towns farther north.
Owing to its ideal location, Puget
sound has for many years been infested
with smugglers, while the cities and
towns farther south along the coast
have frequently been used either "as a
headquarters or as storage depots for
the "dope." The last big ring was
smashed about eight years ago, but the
federal officers have reason to believe
that the trade has never been aband
Eveiything points to the fact that
there is now operating a gang of smug
glers as daring and successful as the
old ring. Even government officials
are willing to admit that they have
been suspicious that such is the case.
The reason they do not wish to acknow
ledge candidly the presence of the ring
is that of policy. If an officer could be
induced to talk the would say that
Portland is one of the central points of
operation for the gang, but it is against
the rules for the"men m - the govern
mental service to discuss such affairs
Orders were issued by the treasury
department last month that no stone
should be left unturned to unearth the
pmugglers and break up the .ring.
These instructions were . emphatic and
the officers became aroused and grew
more suspicions than ever. It was
plainly hinted in the departmental
orders that all persons interested in
violating the customs laws should be
captured or, at least, their business
wrecked. There is a standing rule
urging energy on the part of the offi
cers, but the tenor of the latest com
mand showed that a -campaign had
been declared and it was to be persist
ently carried on. -
There are two revenue t cutters on
Puget sound and these lost no time in
following instructions. They have
been overhauling every suspicious craft
in those waters for the past four weeks.
Sloops are their especial prey, for it is
in this style of craft the smuggler runs
his opium into the United States from
the British possessions. Realizing that
there is a vast territory of -water to
cover, dotted with . islands and snug
coves, the department will place in
commission a third cutter of great
speed. ' "
WRECKED WRONG TRAIN.
Miscreants Plotting Against Fast Passen
ger Smash a Freight.
Washington, Ind., March 5. Train
wreckers," in an attempt to ditch No.
13, one of the fastest express trains on
the Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern,
wrecked a fast freight, No. 98, result
ing in the death of Fireman Joseph
Hughes, of this city, and Harvey
Friend, of Odin, 111., who was learn
ing the stations on the road so as to
work as a fireman, and fatally injured
a brakeman, W. L. Lucas, of this city,
near Lebanon, 111., - last night. Engi
neer Wedling escaped by jumping.
The train was running fast near Ben
nett's mine, a lonely hollow, 24 miles
east of St; Louis, when the engine
dashed into an open switch. The en
gine ploughed into the switch and
turned over. Eleven freight cars piled
up on the engine and fire broke out in
the debris. The railroad officials be
lieve the wreck was caused by persons
leaving the switch open, with the in
tention of ditching and robbing the
fast express, which carried considera
ble money. The freight arrived a few
minutes ahead of the express and was
wrecked and the passenger train thus
Big Gift to Princeton.
New York, March 5. The Evening
Journal says Andrew Carnegie has given
Princeton University $1,000,000 for the
construction of a graduate school. The
gift is made in payment of a debt of
gratitude Mr. Carnegie felt that he
owed his physician, Joeeph Garmany,
who attended him during his recent
illness in Europe. Dr. Garmany de
clined to accept a personal gift, but
suggested that something be offered
Princeton, where Dr.Garman y graduated
Election In Delaware.
Dover, Del., March 5. For the first
time in fcur years thetate of Delaware
haa secured full representation in the
United States senate. At a special ses
sion the state legislature elected State
Senator J. Frank Allee ( Union Repub
lican) to the senatorehip which expires
in 1907 and Congressman L. H. Ball
(Rep.) to the term expiring in 1905.
MONEY IN PORK.
Concentrated Action for Establishment of
Packing House at Portland Needed.
Portland, March 4. After raising,
fattening, shipping and selling hogs for
a longer time, perhaps, than any other
man in the Pacific Northwest, Ed. E.
Kiddle, banker and mill man of Island
City, Or., is of the opinion that wheat
fed to porkers yields 90 cents per
bushel, and that Portland, if properly
supplied with meat packing establish
ments, would be the trade center of the
Pacific coast. Mr. Kiddle said :
"It would take time to bring about
the condition of affairs that would
make Washington and Oregon leaders
in the pork industry, but if properly
gone about it can be accomplished.
"The thing is in rather a chaotic
state at present. The man with suffi
cient capital looks! over the field and
says that he cannot afford to invest
his money because there is not a sufficient-
quantity of - pork produced to
i'On the other hand, the farmer has
his share of these troubles. He com
plains that as there, are no packing
plants he cannot afford to devote time
and energy toward growing hogs.
There is no market for them."
"The proper way to bring about such
a market would be tior those having
sufficient capital to put in the plant to
make a tour or send out letters to farm
ers, thus ascertaining just how many
hogs would be produced in the event
the establishment was put into run
ning order. This would afford suffi
cient basis for each side to build upon.
The farmer would have a market guar
anteed and the packer would have a
promise of sufficient pork to keep his
tactory running. v
"I have been in the business long
enough to know that there is good profit
in it for the farmer, i I have fed hogs
on everything that will fatten them and
have kept accurate account of the re
turns brought through this means. I
know these figures to be correct."
Mr. Kiddle then showed that when
wheat was worth 60 centB per bushel
and therefore 1 cent per pound, it
would yield returnsl of approximately
90 cents per bushel when fed to hogs.
"The pork market is seldom if ever
lees than 6 cents per pound," said Mr.
Kiddle, "and four pounds of wheat will
make one pound of pork. If 4 cents
worth of wheat make a pound of pork
worth 6 cents, then there is an advance
of 2 cents on 4, which carried out pro
portionately means 90cents per bushel."
When Washington and Oregon farm
ers are talked to of, 90-cent wheat they
laugh, and if they gft 90 cents for their
croptheyconsidert themselves very
fortunate. But, according to Mr. Kid
dle, it is possible, for them to secure
that price at all times.
"Washington and Oregon are better,
so far as general conditions are con
cerned, for hog-growing than any other
sections of the Union," he said, "and
it will take a meat packing establish
ment at Portland to bring this fact into
due prominence. Last fall I shipped
700 head of hogs East. The pork de
rived from them is now coming back tol
the racihc coast states in bacon and
hams. This is not right. We should
be self supporting along this line at
least." , '
AskedHf hogs could be fattened on
Northwest stubble, Mr. Kiddle said:
' I do not think so. Hogs can . be
turned loose on stubble Ind will get
their growth without being fed, but
when it comes to preparing them for
market they must be fed on wheat.
The fence problem is a serious one in
this country. Few farmers have hog
proof fences, but these could be pro
vided and would be in the event a
packing house was assured." -
Mr. Kiddle does not believe the
Northwest has any great future in beef
raising, the proper food for beef fatten
ing being cheaper in the Middle West
ern states than here.
WAR CLOUD IN SIGHT.
Russians See Clash with Turkey Coming
St. Petersburg, March 4. Some pub
licists are of the opinion that only the
severest language towards Turkey cau
prevent a war between Russia and Tur
key in the spring. They believe Tur
key will pursue bands of Macedonian
revolutionists across the Bulgarian fron
tier and that public opinion will com
pel Russia to interfere.
The Russians thoroughly understand
that a war with Turkey will be a more
severe one than that of 1878. Officers
are quoted as saying that the Turkish
army is the best in the world, owing to
its German organization and armament.
There is an inclination here to antici
pate German financial support of Tur
key and in view of the situation fore
bodings cf a clash with Turkey are
freely expressed in private although
they are carefully suppressed in the
Great Storm in Channel.
London, March 4. Terrific seas are
running in the English channel. The
waves are sweeping the sea fronts of
the south coast tcwns, and doing much
damage to the piers and adjacent roads.
Several fatalities have resulted from
the collapse of various structures. The
Dover-Calais mail boat Pas de Calais',
with 200 passengers on board, is re
ported from Dover to be drifting help
lessly before the gale. A large bark,
has foundered off Landsend.
Crushed by 1,000 Pounds of Steel.
Pueblo, Colo., March 4. One man
was istantly killed and three others in
jured in the casting foundry of the steel
works here today by the falling of a
steel door weighing 1,000 pounds. The
steel door had been raised by means of
a chain pulley, and the crane suddenly
broke, letting the heavy steel plate fall
upon the workmen.
RECORD OF THE OREGON LEGISLATURE.
SENATE BILLS THAT HAVE BECOME LAWS.
3, Marsters For execution of deaht- sentence at Penitentiary.
9. Wehrung Establishing boundary of Washington County.
10, Steiwer Regulating carriage of sheep by express.
27, Smith of Multnomah For state and county boards of health.
35, Mulkey Prohibiting sale of indecent literature;
87, Myers Relative to organization of crematory associations.
47, Crolsan Regulating mutual insurance companies.
61, Hobson iFor transfer of insane convicts to Asylum.
- 68, Kuykendall Transportation of children to country schools.
69, Kuykendall 'For consolidation of country schools.
64, Marsters Irreducible si-hor.l fund for Douglas County.
70, Hunt Special election en Exposition bill If demanded.
74, Wehrung For licensing of veterinary surgeons.
79, Hobson For convict labor on public roads.
81, iPierce $20,000 for Eastern Oregon experiment station.
83, Smith of Yamhill Eminent domain for telegraph companies.
86, Mays To aid Oregon Historical Society.
91, Kuykendall Amending the clerkship law.
96, Smith of Umatilla Licenses to physicians from other states.
97, Steiwer Requiring peddlers to pay llcenne fees.
99, Sweek Prohibiting fish wheels in Necanicum River.
102, Daly State to carry its own fire insurance.
112, Fulton Defining exemptions from execution.
1115, Wehrung Counties to use money for advertising.
120, Steiwer To reapportion the state in legislative districts.
121, Myers For relocation of county seats.
123, Sweek Permitting theaters on Sunday.
126, Mulkey Submitting amendment on election of State Printer.
137, Sweek To prohibit sale of hard cider without license.
143, (Pierce For relief of Union County for taxes.
152, McGinn To prescribe seal of State of Oregon.
- 154, Steiwer For selection of Indemnity lands and sale thereof.
158, Sweek For licensing of plumbers in cities.
159, Carter Traveling expenses of School Superintendent of Jackson County.
160, Kuykendall Tiansf erring records from Douglas to Lane County.
166, McGinn Regulating employment of children.
169, Rand Regulating organization of corporations.
172, Brownell Creating County Court in Clackamas.
173, Williamson For incorporation of societies.
174, Brownell Raiding salary of Judge of Clackamas County.
179, McGinn Exemption for cemeteries.
182, Dlmmlck Duties of District Attorneys.
184. Myers Limiting county expenditures to levy.
192, Pierce Apportionment of state taxea
193, Smith of Multnomah Regulating sale of explosives to children.
194, Pierce Extending term of .Assessors to four years.
202, Rand Fixing, terms of Supreme Court.
239, Fulton Salaries of Deputy Sheriffs in Clatsop County.
Charter bills for Stayton, Prineville, Ashland, North Powder, Cornelius, Eu
gene, Corvallis, Adams, Mllwaukie, Alamo, New Astoria. Ca&by, Baker -City,
Union, Huntington, Weston, Independence, Dufur, Marshneld, Burns, Jefferson,
HOUSE BILLS THAT HAVE BECOME LAWS.
1, Malarkey Lewis and Clark Exposition.
2, EMdy License tax for corporations.
6, Davey Terms of court in Third district. .
6, Banks For general denials In pleadings.
8, Phelps Regulating fences In Eastern Oregon.
14, Orton Creating Bureau of Labor Statistics.
16, Riddle Appointment of insurance agents.
22, Reed Purchasing supplies in Multnomah County,
27, Reed Authorizing Port of Portland to issue bonds.
32, Test $20,000 for hatchery at Ontario.
86, Test Relocation of county seat of Malheur.
36, Nottingham Protection of birds, nests, etc.
38, Hermann Southern Oregon Agricultural Society.
39, Banks Regulating employment of females.
40, Cobb iFor fenders on street-cars.
41, Malarkey An inheritance tax law.
42, Banks exemption of wages of Judgment debtors. N
44, Blakley To protect stockgrowers.
46, Kay Investment of surplus school funds.
49, Banks Execution of deeds in foreign countries.
61, Hale Salaries in Josephine County.
55, Nottingham Governing commitments to Reform School.
67, Nottingham Support of patients in Insane Asylum.
68, 'Fieher For tax for flreboat in Portland.
59, Orton. For initiative and referendum.
60, Cobb Bridge across Willamette in Portland. -
62, Jones of Lincoln Counties to purchase plats of surveys.
64, Burleigh Fixing terms of County Court.
73, Shelley To regulate warehousemen.
74, Hansbrough Employers' liability act.
75, Eddy Statute of limitations not to run against stats.
77, Cornett For free ferry at Harrisburg.
78, Whealdon Water bonds for Dalles City.
80, Phelps Road supervisors take office January. 1.
83, Galloway Library tax in cities.
85, Bilyeu JflOO.OOO tor Indian War Veterans.
86, Jones of Multnomah Duties of Auditor in Multnomah.
94, Phelps Duties of District Attorneys.,
102, Hahn Liens for boatpullers and fishermen.
105, Hale To reimburse W. H. Hampton.
107, Phelps Taxes to be paid in the Fall.
108, Gill For support of libraries. -
109, Both Relocation of county seat of Columbia.
110, Simmons To fix boundaries of school districts.
114, Hutchinson Amending barber law.
124, Eddy Salaries in Tillamook County.
125, Eddy Time of school district tax levy.
126, Eddy Time of apportioning school funds. '
127, Eddy Recovery of escheated property.
137, Hermann Salaries in Coos County. - t
138, Shelley Abolishing deficiency judgments. .
140, Malarkey Fees for marriage licenses.
141, Both Salary of County Judge of Columbia County.
143, Malarkey Confirmation of sales by executors."
146, Bailey To prevent blacklisting laborers, i
147, Bailey Prohibiting deception of laborers.
148, Bailey Protecting laborers who Join unions. .
103, -iieeQ f-roniDiting stealing riaes on raiiroaa trains.
161, Kay Place of assessing bank stock." - . v-
ltfis, Kay salaries in Marion county. . .
171, Nottingham Preventing sale of adulterated linseed oil.
182, Gault Fixing fees of County Clerk. -189,
Hayden Authorizing flumes on county roads.
192, Galloway Preventing sale of adulterated illuminating oil. '
193, Murphy Relocation of county seat of Union.
200, Eddy Salary of Assessor of Tillamook County.
204, Judd Manner -of taxing costs and disbursements. .
206, Shelley Australian ballot law in city elections. ' -
209, Davey Raising salary of Superintendent of Public Instruction.
213, Simmons To protect subcontractors and material men.
214, Kay Copies of Supreme Court opinions to litigants.
215, J ohnBon Portage railway between Dalles and Celllo. .
216, LaFollett Repealing scalp bounty law. ;
218, Test Compensation of County Commissioners.
221, Robbing Sale of stock in corporations.
223. Murphy Salaries of County Treasure.
225, Webster Flshway at Oregon City.
226, Orton Polls to be kept open until 7. P. M.
227, Galloway Regulating sailor boarding-houses.
229, Galloway Sale of property in Yamhill County.
231, Davey Appropriation for State Fair.
238, G inn Salaries of officers in Sherman County.
240, Webster Making Sheriffs, etc., game wardens.
244, Both Salaries in Columbia County.
251, Hayden Appointment of County Roadmaster optional.
254, Reed Recording assignments of certificates of sale.
257, Jones of Lincoln Regulating fishing on Alsea and Taqulna Bays.
260. Hahn Fixing Qualifications of executors.
261, Burgess Records of brands by owners of stockyards.
264, Eddy Requiring $6 per capita school tax. . ...
266, Kay 'For matron at State Penitentiary.
270, Orton-State Printer to purchase paper.
272, Webster Fees in divorce suits in Fifth District.
274, Ways and means Deficiencies and legislative expenses.
277, Shelley Requiring sureties for xecUtors, etc.
279, Malarkey Regulating stock mining in Multnomah County.
280, Carnahan Revising the road laws of the state. v
283, Hodson Curing defects in notice of tax sale.
292, Hale Property exempt from taxation.
296, Bilyeu Expenses of School Superintendent In Linn County.
300, Test Fixing salaries in Malheur County.
303, Davey Reorganizing Reform School Board.
817, - Emmitt Prosecuting Attorney districts in First District.
318, Hume Salary of School -Superintendent in Coos and Curry.
319, Judiciary committee Punishment for assault.
320, Judd State board empowered to acquire water rights.
825, Hermann Relating to close season for trout.
827, Malarkey Authorizing additional ferry in Portland.
828, Davey To amend Salem charter.
329, Special committee Lights for state institutions.
831, Hodson To reorganize the Port of Portland Commission.
3S8, Committee on fisheries Protection of salmon industry.
339, Committee on fisheries Fees for fishermen, canners, etc
342, Eddy Creating betterment fund at penitentiary.
343, Kay Making officers subject to garnishment proceedings.
344, Malarkey Requiring surety companies to make deposits.
347, Malarkey Deputy Coroner in Multnomah County.
349, Malarkey Fixing fees in Multnomah County.
850, Cobb For deputy horticultural commissioners.
365. Miles Salary of Recorder of Yamhill County.
861, Ways and means Expenses of state institutions.
362, Ways and means Expenses of state departments.
364, Orton Authorizing ferry in Portland.
336, Galloway Salary of Clerk of Yamhill County.
868, Ways and means Special appropriations.
Charter- bills for Salem, Clatskanie, Myrtle Creek, Willamina, Tillamook,
lone, Ashland, Portland, Elgin, Barlow, Adams, Enterprise, Rainier, Lexington,
Coquille, Falls City, Sublimity, Bandon, Oregon City, Dallas, -Merrill, Wasco.
North Yamhill, Ontario, Seaside, John Day, Forest Grove, Nyssa, St. Johns, Mo
Minnvllle, La Fayette. Newberg, Albany, Dallas, Arlington, Olex, HlUeboro.
BILLS VETOED BY THE GOVERNOR. .
S. B. " 15, Mays To punish stealing of bicycles.
S. B. 31, Crotaan Stock mining in Marion County.
8. B. 60, Booth Protection of forests from fire.
S. B. 109, "McGinn Permitting cities to appropriate water rights.
S. B. 186, Rand Creating Eighth Judicial District. '
S B. 198, Hunt and Marsters tForm of official ballot.
S. B. 204, Committee on public lands Relating to selection of lieu land,
8. B. 237, Committee on mines To create a bureau of mines.
H. B. 47, Kay Garnishment of salaries of public employes.
H. B. 68, Cobb Raising salary of School Superintendent in Multnomah Csunty.
H. B. 113, Jones of Lincoln Summer normal at Newport. -
H. B. 198, Olwell Amending the pure food law.
H. B. 281, Hahn Incorporating City of Astoria.
H. B. 304, Hodson Refunding warrants in Multnomah County.
H. B. 363, Ways and means Special appropriation bill.
The legislature of 1903 surpassed
the legislature of 1901 in the amount
of business transacted. In the senate
239 bills were introduced, as compared
with 240 introduced in the senate of
the last session. This decrease of one
bill is more than made up by the in
troduction of 368 bills in the house,
while the highest number in that
branch of the legislature of 1901 was
only 349. It was a frequent comment
during the last days of the recent ses
sion that this legislature passed a larger
proportion of its bills than.did its pre
Of the 239 bills introduced in
in the senate, 121, or just about one
half, got through that branch, and only
78 passed both houses. Counting out
the eight vetoes, only 30 per cent of
the total number of senate bills became
iaws. Of the 70 now on the statute
books, 22 are charter bills, leaving 48
Master Fish Warden Van Dusen re
ports collections of fees to the amount
of $680 for January. That sum has
been deposited in the state treasury.
A petition has been prepared in Al
bany to have the appropriation of
$500,000 for the Lewis and Clark Cen
tennial exposition, which appropria
tion was made by the Oregon legisla
tore, referred to the people under the
referendum law which was voted by
the people last June. An effort will be
made to secure the requisite number of
signatures (6, COO) and have the ques
tion of the appropriation put to s vote
when the special election is held for a
congressman from the First district.
A considerable number of sheep, cat
tle and horses are being lost in the
counties surrounding Morrow, with the
exception of Umatilla. The losses are
heaviest in Gilliam, where many horses
have died from . depleted range and
scarcity of hay ,'among the stockmen.
Complaints also come from Grant,
Crook, Sherman and the more interior
counties, where winter range is depend
ed on more than alfalfa or other stored
FIFTY YEARS AGO
WASHINGTON CELEBRATES ITS SEMI
Day Olven Up to Speeches and Tales of
Pioneer Times Many Early Settlers
Present " at Exercises at Olympia
Legislature Took an Active Part In the
Olympia, Wash., March 3. Many a
leaf from the past was turned at Wash
ington's capital city yesterday. The
lawmakers of the eighth legislative ses
sion since statehood for the greater
part of the day laid aside their duties
and listened to tales of and by some of
the vanguard of civilization in tthe
Evergreen State. The lusty young
commonwealth has grown so fast and
has had such an infusion of new blood
in the past 20 years that some of these
speeches and letters of the early history
seemed to most of the hearers like tales
ofanother world, so unlike anything
they had known did they appear.' The
spell was broken at times, of course,
notably when Allen Weir read among
other interesting papers an extract from
a speech of Quincy A. Brooks, delivew d
60 years ago, painting a glorious pict
ure of the future of Puget sound and
Washington. This language sounded
so much like the glories of Oriental
commercial splendor tLat are still found
in the Puget sound papers that it
brought the hearers out of the ravariA
of long ago, and for a time at least re
minded them that the accounts of
pioneer hi storv now cominsr to them
direct from the makers were real and
The celebration of the 50th annivor-
eary of the creation of Washington Ter
ritoiy began at the opera house at 2
o'clock in the afternoon with an ex
cellent program of speeches by pioneers
and their representatives. In the
evening an informal reception was
held at the parlors of the Olympia
hotel. This was followed by a banquet
and more speeches later in the evening.
Governor McBride presided at the after
noon exercises, which; were attended by
both houses of the legislature and as
many more as could secure admittance.
BIQ LOSS BY FIRE.
Portland Suffers Loss of $225,000 by an
Early Morning Blaze. . .
Portland, March 4. -Fire in the De
kum building at Third and Washington
streets, early yesterday morning de
stroyed property valued at about $225,
000. This "is well covered by insur
ance. The seventh and eighth floors
and part of the sixth were completely
burned out. The flames gained such
headway on the fire department that
for a time it seemed as if the whole
block was doomed to destruction. How
the fire started is unknown.. The
heaviest losses are covered by insur
ance, rio lives -were lost and the only
person injured was a fireman, who
suffered a broken leg.
The alarm was turned in ) at Third
and Morrison streets at 12 :38 o'clock.
Flames were then visible on the seventh
floor in the Shogren sisters' dressmak
ing parlors on the east face of the build
ing. The fire department responded
promptly and was on hand in a few mo
ments. It took " considerable time, ..
however, to reach the flames with lad
ders and streams of water, inasmuch as
the fire was 100 feet above the side
By herculean efforts and great brav
ery the firemen got their lines of hose
into play. So fierce, however, was the
fire that streams of water played upon
it nearly an hour before it began to
A stiff breeze blew from the north
west, fanning flames and glowing cind
ers over the other buildings in the
block. Firemen kept the flames from
getting a foothold On other buildings.
For a while, however, the adjoining
structures were in extreme danger.
The Dekum building has sustained a
heavy loes above the sixth floor from
fire and below that floor from water.
The loss to the building will approxi
mate $75,000 and may be found to go
higher. The building is understood to
be fully covered by insurance. Lip
man, Wolfe & Co. suffered heavy dam
age to their stocks of goods, estimated ,
by H. D. Ramsdell, cashier of the firm,
at $100,000, This loss came nearly all-
A ' "Wl 1 1 1 'I J!
irom water, me wnoie ouuaing is
thoroughly saturated with water.
Brevets Declared Invalid.
Washington, March 4. Senator
Cockrell, from the committee on mili
tary affairs, has submitted an exhaust
ive report upon the brevet nominations
which were sent to the senate during
the first session of " the present con
gress. ; The committee adheres to the
statute'of 1869, which provides that
no brevets should be granted except in
time of actual war. As these brevets
were conferred after the Spanish war
had ended, they will not be reported.
, ' Six Men are Cremated.
Easton, Pa., March 4. Six men are
missing and thought to be dead and 25
or 30 others are injured, several of
them seriously, from the effects of an
explosion tonight at the Edison cement
plant 'at New Village, N J., seven
miles from here. A large part, of the
plant was burned and it is feared that
the bodies of the missing men are in
the ruins. Theirjjnames have not been