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TO GREAT BEYOND
Judge C. B. Bellinger Succumbs
to Inroads of Malady.
DUE TO THE LAND FRAUD CASES
Hearing o f Cases
Occupied All His
Tim e Since Last November—
Mitchell Case the Climax.
Portland, May 13. — United States
District Judge Charles B. Bellinger
surrendered in his long struggle for
life yesterday afternoon and passed
peacefully away at 3 :45 o’clock, sur
rounded by the members of his family
and a few of his most intimate and
The outcome was expected and the
fam ily had been waiting for the worst
during all of the day.
passed a restless and unsatisfactory
night on Thursday and was much weak
er when day dawned yesterday morn
ing. During the morning he sank into
a semi-conscious condition, and as the
day lengthened into the afternoon the
stupor became more marked, until
it was impossible to rouse the patient
The death of Judge Bellingecr can be
traced directly to the Oregon land fraud
cases, which have filled his time from
the middle of November last. On Sun
day, April 23, the judge worked all day
on the decision which he was to hand
down the following morning on the
Mitchell plea of abatement. He went
early to hie office, and the weather be
ing warm, worked in his shirtsleeves
until noon, when he walked home to
luncheon, returning again directly
afterwards anti working until late in
the afternoon. The next day he also
worked on the decision, and Tuesday,
the day upon which it was delivered,
he awoke with a fever and feeling ill.
Judge Bellinger was born in Maquon,
Illinois, November 21, 1839, and cross
ed the plains with his parents in 1847
ami settled in Marion county. He was
a veteran of the Modoc war.
he was admitted to the bar and served
as clerk and official reporter of the Su
preme court from 1874
was judge of the Fourth district Circuit
court from 1878 to 1880, and was ap
pointed United States District judge
for Oregon by Grover Cleveland in 1893.
S H O R T N O T IC E ON BIDS.
Canal Commission Allows the Coast
but a Few Days.
San Francisco, May 13.— A great stir
was created today among San Francisco
me.chants when it was ascertaind that
the Isthmian Canal commission will
open bids May 16 and 19 for supplies,
the contract prices for which will easily
aggregate $1,000,000. One commodity
— lumber, rough and dressed— will call
for the expenditure of more than $300,-
000 alone. In all, 26,000,000, feet of
lumber are needed at once. The other
supplies range all through many lines,
and in all instances the quantities de
manded are large.
For several days the wires between
Sa.. Francisco and Washington have
been kept busy carrying dispatches
from San Francisco asking for blank
proposals. /Wednesday last there were
no lumber proposals in the city, and no
one here knew what the commission
wished to buy in that line, and conse
quently no bids could be framed.
Local merchants say the entire coast
has been shabbily treated, and a loud
wail has gone up. Today there was a
rush for proposals to supply, among
other commodities, steam pumps and
pipes, hydrants and water meters, fire
extinguishers, linen hose and hose
reels, equipments for bridge gangs,
railroad tools and supplies, foundry
supplies, belting, roofing, wagons and
so on through a list of hundreds of ar
Both the chamber of commerce and
the Manufacturers’ and Producers’
association have requested Major Gal
lagher, the purchasing agent at Wash
ington, D. C., for the Canal commis
sion, to extend the date for making the
Solace O ff fo r Naval Stations.
San Francisco, May 13.— The naval
transport Solace will leave this port
tomorrow loaded down with freight and
passengers for the naval stations at
Honolulu, Guam, Manila, and Cavite,
to return by way of Hong Kong,
Shanghai, and Chefoo. Besides ammu
nition and stores, she w ill take com
plete outfits for the wireless telegraph
stations at Honolulu and Guam. Lieu
tenant George C. Sweet, who estab
lished the stations at Mare Island and
in th e Philippines, w ill go to superin
tend the work.
Survey to Bear Creek Mines.
Butte, May 13.— A Billings dispatch
to the Miner says: The survey of the
line of railroad which w ill extend from
Bridger to the Bear Creek coal district
It is said that con
tracts for grading the roadbed w ill be
let within a fortnight and actual con
struction w ill begin about June 1. The
Bear Creek coal district is one of the
beet in the state, and covers over 10,-
000 acres. The road w ill be completed,
it is believed, in the early autumn.
Streator People's Narrow Escape
8treator, 111., May 13. — A tornado
•truck Streator today, tearing down
trees and haras. No one was injured,
although there were many narrow es
W ILL O PE N FAIR.
Vice President Coming to Portland as
Representative o f President.
Washington, May 15.— Vice Presi
dent Fairbanks intended to leave for
his Indiana home last night to spend
the next two months with his family,
but he received word that the president
wanted to see him, and called at the
W hite house at 11:30 today.
president told him of his deep interest
in the Lewis and Clark exposition and
his regret that he himself could not
attend the opening of it.
should be represented, and to his mind
nothing would be more appropriate
than that the second official of the na
tion should represent the president on
that occasion. Mr. Fairbanks prompt
ly fell in with the president’ s sugges
tion, and expressed his thorough w ill
ingness to go to Portland, and has now
changed his planB so as to reach Port
land the last week in May.
Mrs. Fairbanks w ill be present and
participate in the opening ceremonies.
The vice president w ill make the prin
cipal speech of the occasion.
Being unable to get to Portland either
at the opening of the exposition or later
in the summer, the president has ac
cepted the invitation extended to him
by President Goode to press the button
which w ill l>e the signal for the formal
opening of the exposition, at 1 o’clock
on the afternoon of June 1— that is, 1
o’clock Portland time, 4 o’clock Wash
A special through tele
graph wire w ill be run from the East
room of the White house into the ex
position grounds at Portland. A t the
Washington end w ill be the same gold
key which President Roosevelt user! to
open the 8t. Louis exposition last year,
and which former presidents used to
open the Chicago, Buffalo and other
expositions of times past.
K IT T IT A S A S K S IR R IG ATIO N .
Reclamation'Service Promises Atten
tion to Its Project,
Washington, May 15.— The Reclama
tion service has received a resolution
passed by the Commercial club of K it
titas county, Washington, asking that
it make a careful and speedy survey
and investigation of the feasibility of
the construction of a high line canal
for the purpose of reclamation and cul
tivation of about 100,000 acres of land
in that county, which are fertile in the
production of all kinds of hay, grain,
fruit and vegetables, including sugar
It is urged that the irrigation
of this large body of land w ill result in
effecting storage ot the water so used
for lands below in the Yakima valley,
for the reason that all the water so
used naturally drains back into the
The Reclamation service states that
it fully recognizes the great importance
of the Yakima project to Kittitas coun
ty, and that a careful investigation to
determine its feasibility from an engin
eering as well as from a financial stand
point w ill be made.
G O M EZ C U B A 'S PR E SID E N T.
Liberals and Moderates Will
(M O M A TORNADO
Demolishes Town of Snyder, Kill
ing Many Inhabitants.
HALF OF THE POPULATION GONE
People W ere
Asleep— Five Hundred Dead
Oklahoma City, May 11.— Telephone
reports from Hobart,Okla., indicate that
the entire town of 8nyder, O. T., was
destroyed by a tornado.
A train of
doctors, nurses and other assistants is
said to have left Hobart for Snyder.
The wires are reported down between
8nyder and other neighboring towns
and all communication is being re
ceived from Hobart.
Hundreds Dead and Injured.
Guthrie, O. T., May 11. — Late re
ports from Hobart, Okla., and Chicka
saw, I. T., place the number of dead
and injured in the tornado at Snyder,
Okla., at 500.
The storm broke over the town at 11
o’clock at night, completely demolish
ing it, as near as reports can be ob
The first news of the disaster
was received at Hobart, by telephone,
giving a bald statement of the tornado’s
having struck the town. The wires,
both telegraph and telephone, then
went down and no further news has
been obtained directly from Snyder.
It is now impossible to reach I j i w -
ton, the nearest town to Snyder, and
all the telegraphic communications are
reported down between that place and
Rescue trains have been started from
Hobart and Chickasaw, which w ill ar
rive at Snyder this morning.
TR AIN S T R IK E S D Y N A M ITE .
Terrific ExDlosion Kills Fifty and lu-
jures a Hundred.
Harrisburg, Pa., May 11. — An ex
press train on the Pennsylvania rail
road ran into a freight train in which
there were two cars loaded with dyna
mite at 1:30 o’ clock this morning in
South Harrisburg, near the plant of
the Paxtang Light, Heat and Power
Three terriffic explosions,
that broke windows all over the city,
followed, and the two trains were com
pletely wrecked and took fire. It was
estimated at 3 o’clock that 50 persons
were killed and 100 injured, though
these figures may be too small.
It is impossible to ascertain the exact
number of fatalities, because
wreckage, in which many of the passen
gers and some members of the train
crews are pinned, is still ablaze and
unapproachable, and many small ex
plosions occur continually.
When the first exlposion occurred,
bodies were thrown clear out of the
berths in the sleeping car and landed
down the railroad embankment, some
even having been hurled into the Sus
quehanna river, which parallels the
railroad at that place.
HAS N O T SO LD .
Klamath Canal Company Holds Out
fo r Its Term s.
Washington, May 12. — Up to the
present time the government haB been
unable to come to any satisfactory ar
rangement with the Klamath Canal
company, whereby that corporation
w ill relinquish its tights and holdings
in the Klamath basin and withdraw
in order that the government may un
dertake the construction of the Klam
ath irrigation project.
At a recent conference between offi
cials of this company and the engineers
of the Reclamation service, the com
pany renewed its offer to sell out for
This offer was rejected.
The figure named is very much more
than the property is worth.
mate on the property and work done
by the company places the actual value
at not to exceed $100,000, and it is
the general opinion among government
engineers and residents of the Klamath
basin that a bonus of $50,000 addi
tional is more than ample inducement
to the company to Btep aside! The
latest advice received by the Reclama
tion service here is that the company is
holding out for its own price, and will
not consider an offer of $150,000.
It may be set down as a fact that the
government will not pay $250,000, and
it is by no means certain that Secretary
Hitchcock w ill approve the purchase of
this property at $150,000, although the
matter has never been presented to
him, and w ill aot be until an agree
ment is reached between the Reclama
tion service and the canal company.
If, after a reasonable time, an amicable
arrangement cannot be made, it is un
derstood the government w ill acquire
that property by condemnation pro
Tw ice as Many Injured by Tornado
at Snyder, Oklahoma.
Snyder. Okla., May 12.— Approxi
mately 100 people were killed in the
tornado which visited Snyder and vi
cinity, and as many more were injured.
The havoc wrought by the tornado is
complete. Out of a town of 1,000 peo
ple not more than a score of houses are
intact, while two-thirds of the build
ings are totally wrecked.
The most pressing need is financial.
Organization was perfected among the
citizens today, and appeals sent out to
leading cities of the territory asking for
In addition to
the many injured who are being cared
for at the hospital, many sustained
lesser injuries and are incapacitated for
the work of caring for those who are in
need of assistance.
Hundreds of inquiries have been
pouring in all day from relatives and
friends of Snyder people in all parts of
the country, severely taxing the capac
ity of the telegraph office.
removal of the injured to other points,
the strain upon the people of Snyder
will be greatly reduced.
The property loss is variously esti
mated at from $300,000 to $400,000.
Two hundred residences were demolish
ed, and about half the business build
ings are practically a total loss.
remainder are more or less damaged.
The Hilton, the largest hotel in town,
remains intact, and a portion of the
building was used for an emergency-
M AY FIG H T FRANCE.
T ID A L W AVE ON LAKES.
Japan Accuses Her o f Lending Active
Aid to Russia.
Damages Chicago Docks and Floods
London, May 11. — The news from
Tokio is of the most alarming charac
ter. The outburst of popular indigna
tion against France for her violations
of neutrality is growing and already
equals the bitter feeling that previled
against Russia prior to the breaking
out of the war.
now return to French waters, it is
doubtful if the Japanese government
could calm the populace, and hostili
ties must result. These would surely
involve Great Britain in the war, and
the outcome would be in doubt.
Diplomats here in Ixmdon unite in
characterizing the situation as ex
while on the surface conciliatory, un
derneath is far from that, and the
French official class seem determined
to resent .Japan's protests, claiming
May Tell More Secrets.
Chicago, May 15.— Federal officials that French neutralité is on a standard
claim to have an important new witness by itself, and should not be compared
in the “ beef trust’ ’ inquiry.
H . J. with that of any other nation.
Streyckmans, who before the Interstate
Millions from Alaska.
Commerce commission divulged the al
leged secret system of rebates and over
Seattle, May 11.— F. A. Wing, United
charges by Armour & Co., and read a States assayer, states that from inform
secret code, will today be brought be ation he has received from Alaska, and
fore the Federal grand jury investigat the Northwest Territory this winter,
ing the beef industries.
The witness, the output of gold from the northern
formerly an employe of Armour A Co., country this year will total $22,000,-
is expected to give testimony before a 000, if not more. So far this winter
grand jury similar to that of the coml he has not heard any unfavorable re
ports from any section in which mining
is being carried on. From the Klon
Kansas Not Quite Dry.
dike alone Mr. Wing predicts an out
Topeka, Kan., May 15.— Special re put of from $10,000,000, to $12,000,-
ports have been received from 42 Kan 000, the balance coming from the
sas counties regarding the enforcement American side.
of the prohibitory law.
Of these 19
Russians Claim Advantage.
report the existence of licensed saloons.
Over 480 saloons in Kansas are paying
St. Petersburg, May 11.— Much satis
licensee to the different city govern faction was expressed at the admiralty
The information has been at the uniting of the divisions of Ad
placed before Governor Hoch to form a miral Rojestvensky’s squadron, experts
basis for his coming order to close calculating that the Russian admiral
all liquor selling enterprises in the now enjoys a superiority over his ad
versary of 25 per cent of the ships of
the line. The impression here is that
it w il' require a week for Nebogatoff to
Valuable Relics o f Pompeii Found.
Rome, May 15. — Excavations near coal and get everything in ship-shape
Pompeii have resulted in the finding of for the final stage of the journey to
a human skeleton and nearby four solid Vladivostok.
gold brae lets of beautiful design and
T w o Inches o f Snow in Wyoming.
set with emeralds, a pair of pearl ear
rings, two golden necklaces set with
Cheyenne, May 11. — Southwestern
pearls and emeralds, and two emerald Wyoming ie covered with a heavy snow
The articles of jewelry, being after the storm of yesterday and last
from the Pompeiian epoch, are of great night.
The snow is over two inchea
deep on the level.
Chicago, May 12.— Rumors of a re
markable tidal wave along the west
shore of Lake Michigan were received
today. The wave seemed to be the
highest at Kenosha and Racine, Wis:,
where a ♦-all of water swept in, causing
much damage and alarm along the
docks. At Chicago the wave simply-
raised the stage of water and caused a
very heavy current down the drainage
canal. Boats navigated the river with
the greatest difficulty as a result of the
Weather conditions in Chicago this
afternoon were such that a recurrence
of the tidal wave along the west shore
is anticipated. The rain daring the
last 12 hours has been almost unprece
dented. W ithin a few 'hours the fire
department answered 80 calls to pump
out basements in various parts of the
Havana, May 15.— The national nom
inating convention of the ¡New Liberal
party w ill open tonight.
A ll indications point to the nomina
tion for the presidency of Cuba of Jose
Miguel Gomez, who was appointed gov
ernor of Santa Clara province by the
government of intervention and after
ward was elected to that position.
The convention w ill be made up of 150
delegates, of whom 90 w ill be Nation
alists. Maximo Gomez having posi
tively refused to be a candidate, the
only other prominent person mentioned
is Governor Nunez of Havana province.
The Moderates w ill shortly hold a
convention to nominate President Pal
ma by acclamation for the presidency
and Mendez Capote, former president
of the senate, for the vice presidency.
The election w ill take place in Decem
Reval Workmen’ s Threats.
Reval, European Russia, May 12.—
At a large meeting of workmen here
today, which was attended by delegates
from St. Petersburg and a number of
masked men, it was decided to proclaim
a three days’ strike in connection with
labor day. May 14. It was further de
termined to serve fresh demands upon
the employers, coupled with the inti
mation of they were not complied with
inside of 12 hours the destruction of
the factories by fire would follow.
Great uneasiness is felt and serious
trouble is expected.
On Permanent Basis.
Denver, May 12. — The American
Stockgrowers’ association, which was
organized on January 15 of this year
by seceders from the National Live
stock association's convention in this
city, and is now holding its first annual
convention here, adopted a constitu
tion and by-laws today. The new asso
ciation is to be composed of growers of
and dealers in cattle, sheep and horses.
The basis of representation at present
is individual amljnot by delegates.
Denies He Sold Russia Coal.
Paris, May 12.— The Marquis de Bar-
thelemy, who with Count de Pourtalee,
operates the French concession at
Kamranh bay, Annara, in the course
of an interview today denies that his
establishment furnished coal or pro
visions to the Russian squadron.
H u u d j G a r d e n C a rt.
„iuuce. Again, a pullet that has not
laid, or has only Just commenced to
lay, will have the bones of the pelvis
or basin almost touching. The bones
gradually widen as the fowl continues
laying, and at two years old are much
further apart than they were at one
year old. The third point of difference
lies In the claws and shanks; In a
young bird the skin of the claw la
supple, and the scales thin and bril
liant. The skin gets coarser and
stronger and the scales harder as the
bird grows, and the nail of the last toe.
which does most o f the work, when
the bird scratches, gets much worn.
There Is also a difference In the eye
lids. These acquire wrinkles as the
bird gets older, and there Is also a
slightly shrivelled look on the face.
This, with age, gets more and more
In the case o f cocks,
above and beyond these points o f dif
ference (except the bones of the pelvis
widening), there are the spurs to Judge
by.— American Cultivator.
No oue realizes how handy a small
cart la on the farm until oue gas used
It; the wheelbarrow Is all right In Its
place, but there are times when the
hand cart answers the purpose much
The Illustration shows how
oue of these carts may be made with
a little lumber and any old wheels
from a mower one may have. I f there
ore no such wheels and shaft on the
farm, the local blacksmith can prob
ably supply the want from articles
of the kind that come to him. The Il
lustration shows plainly the mode of
Have a box of convenient size, being
careful not to make It too large, else
It cannot be pulled except with con
siderable effort when filled. The width
will, of course, depend upon the length
E le c t r ic P lo w in g .
of the axle. Thills may be made of
With the development o f electrical
any suitable material, If one cannot
obtain a made pair, and tf they are works proceeding so rapidly In Italy,
home constructed It will be easy to It Is not surprising to find that special
attention Is being given there to tho
design of electrical agricultural ma
chinery. The Società Elettrotecnica
Italiana of Turin has Invented and con
structed a number o f devices for the
application o f electric power to farm
machinery. Its latest product being an
electric plow, which Is said to have
come out o f public tests with gratify
ing success. The device consists o f
which are stationed at each end of
the field, and between
stretched cables attached to the plow.
The electric current Is taken from a
trolley line. The plow Is pulled by the
cables from one side of the field to
.H A N D Y G A R D E N C A R T .
the other, and when It reaches the end
bring the outer ends nearer together o f the furrow It stops automatically,
by placing a two-inch block between the current being cut off. It can be
the ends next to the box and the box. run backward or forward with ease.
At the front end of the box a strip of One man manages the plow, and each
bonrd Is placed, to which the single car is operated by one man. These
power cars are said to be as easily
tree Is attached.
managed as traction engines, and their
N o C ab bage Snake.
power can be applied to thrashing ma
Recently an absurd fear has devel
chines, pumps, grain drills, etc.
oped In the minds of some eaters of
cabbages relative to the so-called "cab
N e w F a r m G a te .
bage snake.” The superstition is that
Serious defects to be overcome In
the snake poisons the cabbages and so gates are strain and leverage weight,
renders them unfit to eat. The exist which result In sagging. W. J. Slack,
ence o f such a creature Is denied by of Fort Wayne, Ind., has Invented a
our scientists, but so prevalent is the gate which It Is claimed will large
belief that at least oue experiment sta ly remedy these defects. A triangular
tion has issued a circular denying the
existence of the so-called snake.
some parts of the country a small
whitish “ eel-worm” has been found to
The larvae of this
worm prey upon the common green
cabbage worm, and hence nre doubt
less a benefit rather than n detriment
to the cabbage-growing Industry. Some
o f the more superstitious people In the
South Imagined that these worms poi
NEW FARM GATE.
soned the cabbages, and tests were
made by scientific people to clear up
frame Is hinged to the post, with two
the matter, Extracts were made from
rollers attached, » ’ hereon gate panel
the worms and Injected Into tne hu
Is supported and freely operates. The
man system. These Injections failed
cut shows gate In usual low position,
to produce the least effect. It Is there
closed, and so supported nt front end
fore considered that the character of
that no leverage weight or strain can
the little worm has been cleared o f the
Incur to either gate or post. This Im
provement may be used as a small sin
gle or large double sliding or swing
N e w K ed G rap e.
Although not yet tested in all grape gate.
growing regions, the Itcgal
promise wherever It has been grown.
G a th e re d fr o m th e G a rd en .
The vine is a most vigorous grower,
The best thing for the garden—
strong and healthy and exceedingly brains.
productive. The quality of the berry
Cut the black knot out o f the plum
Is very good, though not of the best. and cherry trees.
The skin is a rich red, thin but very
A particular titbit of the San Jos*
tough, and one of the chief character
istics of the variety Is Its long keep scale Is the currant.
Radishes are uaunlly ready for use In
ing qualities. As will be seen from
the Illustration, the bunch Is compact six weeks from sowing.
the berries of good size and uniform.
Rone meal and » ’ood ashes In the
A number of the State ex|H>rtment sta- soli are great for sweet peas.
Probably no other small fruit will
give more weight of crop for the space
It occupies than the currant.
Don’t trim the cherry trees now.
W ait till June, and tuen be llgbt-
To bleed tbe grapevines by cutting
during March, April or May is bad
Cold frames are useful for forward
ing lettuce and cabbage In spring or
I f tbe rhubarb Is run out or more
plants are wanted. It can be propa
gated by dividing the old roots. Each
eye or bud when broken apart with a
root attached forms a plant.
P o u ltr y
THE I N A I
tions have tested the variety and speak
highly of It. If It does as well under
general culture as It nas on trial, It will
be of distinct advantage as a market
sort because of Its color and Its long-
keeping qualities.— Indianapolis News.
F in d in g A g e o f F o w ls ,
A pullet will show rose-colored veins
on tbe surface o f the skin under the
wings; thehe will also be long silky
hairs graving there. After a year old
these disappear, so. too. do the veins,
and the skin shows white and rein
less. The difference can be seen at a
P ic k in g * .
Why don't you raise turkeys? Vho
price Is high and they are easy to
raise, though some think It Is diffi
Special care must be taken In han
dling the eggs tbe first five days o f
Incubation, when life is not firmly es
The cause o f fo»-ls taking cold Is al
lowing them to sleep wuere they are
exposed to drafts and feeding them
soft snd sloppy foods.
It requires cspltal to go Into the
poultry business on snytblng but a
very small scale, and economizing on
some things Is tbe wrong thing to do.
Wyandottes have for tbe Inst few
years taken a commanding position
among the fanciers o f this country, be
ing o f American origin and a great egg
A great number o f beginners who
are Just becoming Interested In rais
ing poultry, etc., do not know what
breed to select. Try Barred Plymouth
Rocks or Wyandottes.