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1 reasurec .' flA MU
. W. H. Imli
.Chan. F Wolvwtou
.mri:J H.W. Mu
Juilee Fifth District
Attorney Fifth iMstnot ..
F. A. Moore
T. A. MobnUe
T j. Uloelon
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TWOS. H TOHUI'C,
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Hoard of Trnstee
.istio of I'eaoe
I .. W. N. Hiirrett. Mayor
i Tho. Tucker
J. M. (ireear
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BY NORMAN HURST.
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Knelone eell' ntdreieil iiiup stamped eM
velope. 'Die liomiuion t'onipany, Ui'pt. 3,
SF.NA10K OirKW ' r;XI'ASll)M.
We hnve brt'tht'rn wlio are weak
on tlie riiiliiine question. Tliry
uni t la 'Htili inilHTirtlirtlii1" nnt't
ing, thpy write It'ttcru to "itnti iui
pprlnlistic" iiitt'l i ni n rim I "mill ex
IHf rlilltl" ni'W!liHHTX, Hllll tlllMf MOUlu
am grievejl at what la going on.
They aro called uiipHtriotir, but they
arc mW They mean all rl'M and
they think they are doinj; tho bet
for their country, hut they lx-loii to
thatclaHK which wcll know, knew
aatioya wa fellows who were born
in (Jio country know them better
than any Ixaly el.no. 'hey Ix-lon)! to
that clans which we knew an aeliiail
Imyn, whsBwould n'ver ro out and
nkalo on the lxind until the girl had
tried it. (Aiilaune.) They are
afraid lo tewt the ice ftmt. The- k-
long to the fellows who never would
take the flmt sled down hill, but al
ways took the laid one for fear they
would be run itjfo, eg'hcy belong to
the chaiM who never drive thenmel vea
'but always want a driver, whom
) Look for It.
Here it is
Now you know by this
Ml I I AM I
oil jacoos un
RKtmrutltm, Neuralgia, Sciatica,
linbago, Sprairrt, Bruim,
"I cnn'tl Yon know I can't "
"I know nothing of the kind."
"Look here, I'll toll you all";
"I PtrunKliaeJviiK' yon, for yonr own
anke, to wait nntil you're calmer, "
Il.irr. lit ulinerved, panaiuK in the work
of jottiiiK dowu in a very prosaic way
Antray's ruinl'lintf Htntununta.
"I meiifi to tell yon all that huppenev
that uii;lir, and yon can do what you
ehiKwe with it and bring we to the scaf
fold if too like."
"My dear sir, yon aro talking wildly,
'lui law has nojhuire to bring you to
the waffold if yorf re innocent"
"I swear I am I" ., ,
"Then, if yon are and An pnt me on
the track of the Knilty party, no mm h
the latter," Darrent repliinl. Beating
liimaelf and preparing to linten to the
Weak story of defense, which he was
snre wonld only Ihi like lnnuy otlmrn
that he had so often heard.
"On the night of the loth of Janu
ary, jnet a weiOt ago, I returned tot'hi
engo from Sonth Africa."
"And traveled to Bui nstaple by the
3 o'clock train next day," Darrent in
terjiK'ted. "yea; I hadn't seen my guardian for
two years. When I left him iu ltU4, it
was after a serionji (narrel. He wanted
me to marry one girl, and I wouldn't
Iwanse I loved another, " Astray con
tinnod, with a stronger 1 m k in bin face
than he hud worn thronghont the inter
"I retnrnell to The (.range., and he
"Yon entered the library and stood
on the left hand side of the fireplace, as
yon were standing when I came into
the room, with yonr elbow resting on
the mantelpiece, " Darrent continued,
"nnd then yon quarreled abont tho lady
again. Tour undo asked yon if yon had
outgrown your mad infatuation, and
yon answered 'No. then he a?ked,
'Will yon marry the wife I have chosen
for yont' and yon said, 'No, no, noP
and emphasized each word by a blow of
yonr fint on the mantelshelf f"
Astray glared at Darront in astonish
ment. "How do yon knowt" he asked.
"Ittwanse I'm n bloodhound of tho
law," Dnrrent replied, sneering in bis
excitement. "Then yon both got morn
and more, heated in tho discnHsion, and
rtt laffe the old man, overwrought with
excitement, became faint and asked
yon to reach hen some brandy from tho
sidotioard, and yon iidso. "
"Yes; thnfa right" o
"IVesently he grow calmf, and yon
aettltxl down and talked of other
"Y, of my travels."
"He liecame interested andairked yon
to Ml him more. Yon drew np yonr
chtir opposite him and lighted yonr
It wnnldn'i draw. You took out
yonr nirb f d cleared the dry, hard
tolcco away front the bottom of the
bowl, refilled it and tried again, but
the stem Was choked. Old Marsden of
fered yon a cigar. Yon got out a box, a
frenh and nnopened box, from the side-
noaro, ami prltM it open witn yonr
knife, a Norwegian knife this ouo.
And Darrent suddenly displayed the
knife, with the letter "A" burned int.
it, before Astray'e evi's.
e; it's tmo. That's It"
'I know it's true. I know this is the
knife and that this kuifo killed old
Oo on, handle! Y'on mean tol"
You qnarreled again. Old men al
ways get back to tho same Vptc, and
he brought you back. Yon got angry.
lost all control of your temper and"
Darrent shrngginl his nhonlders.
"And left I swear it I left In a
rage, turned the wrong way by mis
And you know the country by
I was blind with raga I did not
know where I was walking. I walked
for miles. Then the snow came down,
and I took shelter in a shell and when
the storm was over went back to the
Tillage hotel. "
"At a quarter past 2. Next day Chief
Dohson called and showed yon the pa
per. Yon said yon wonld see him latur.
and then yon fli-d.
Yes; tnat's true. At fiist I meant
to come to some arrangement with him
it lm'kitl as if he held my life in his
hands but afterward I grew fright-J
eneo ana came torhirago. ion re only
Jnst in time. I intended to start for
Yon would not have reached New
"Y'on mean I have been watched t"
"Certainly, every step, every wi1rtVl
rnent V as running away the act of an
innocent man T"
"I was dazed when Dohson showed
me the paper. It took all the life out of
me. It doomed me to death. There, in
MarmlfifS on handwriting, wss my
condemnation, and so all my courage
vanished as soon as ho li,loiie, and I
sought refngo in liigrV
Withont even bidding, farewell to
the girl yon had promised to marry."
"1 relt 1 shonld I pnrsned. I dared
Hot go to HiiWarw? rhicago wfei my
rnly cham-e. and then, if I conliFeacnpo,
Africa. What mors can I saTt"
"Yon have said too much alrendv.
Mr. Marsden." the det.vtive answered
qnietly as he made aorfote that Astrsy'a
fiancee lived at Ilideford. "Y'on shonld
have nerved this statement for yonr
Counsel For the pn-nent yon must con
sider yourself nn.l. r arrest. I think.we
may as well be going."
In half an hour tho arnvtof the Nor
inls murderer was known all over
Cliii io. The pnp-Ta i sine out with ex
tra and sensational headlne. mi l Her
bert D.irrent s name was on evtfr.ne's
lips. The American Lecoq had scored
'i Li i u in nl. And ar.rv Mminv
newspaper luuded him to the skies. It
was nothing less than their duty to
praire one who at a time of stagnation,
when there was absolutely no news to
help the sale of the papers, had placed
columns or a great activation wtimn
Karoly hn 1 a crime received so ranch
publicity. I'or weeks the excitement
was maintained at fever heat and fed
by descriptive and Imaginative re
The preliminary police conrt pro
ceedings filled more colninna The great
triul was given verbatim day after day.
and all the while louder and louder
t veiled the chorus that sung the praises
nf that prince of till detectives, Herbert
TIIK FATR OK AHTKAY HARADIK.
The lurft day of the trial of Astray
Marsden fo the murder of his nnqjeone
if the Chicago evening papers contained
NiiKiMiMim, Feb. 2fl, 9:30 a. m. The
ronrt is irowded more crowded, if
possible, tli. in it has leeii for the past
two days, for the lat act of the drama
will lie reached today, and the verdict
of the jury will be given, the verdict
that shall condemn Astray Marsden to
an awful death or shall set him free
among his fellow men
Never before in the history of this
country have the people experienced
such a condition of suppressed excite
ment astli.it which permeates the conrt
liotiKe this morning Even the cold
blooded, phlegmatic conrt attendants
cannot, try as they will, escape the son
tagion that pervades the swaying audi
ence awaiting the final act in th great
Like all others in the building, car
ried away by the suppressed excitement
of the moment they bold their breath
The minute hand of the clock slowly
travels to tho honr of 10. One by one
the lawyers enter and take their seats,
chatting as idly as though the matter
to tie tried is not of the gravest import
in the whole wide world life or death
Think of itl Within a few hours the
decision will have to be given guilty
or not guilty, life or death I j
10 o'clock. Dismally the ten strokes
of tho court clock sound, echoed a few
seconds Inter by ten deep notes from
the bo 1 fry of an adjacent church, and
the judge enters the conrt takes his
seat and opens his book.
The monotonone voice of the conrt
crier demands silence, and the Inde
scribable murmur inseparable feroyt a
body of people overwrought with in
tense excitement snbsides, Afes away
like tho son ml of a retreating wave as
f water flows down the beach.
Antray Marsden, the Sriftpner, enters
the conrt, looking paler and more hag
gard this niofuing than ever before,
and, almost overcome with feervons
anxiety, grips the rail in froaSof him
as he faces the crowded conrk
Then hia eyes wander to a woman.
closely voiled. sitting noavhis attorney's
table, where she has sat Miaonghont the
(tviomiiksoi tiik mint ;t f.mio
T7i prisoner niters the rmirt, tooWng
paler unci more hfliyurd than ever.
whole of the trial, a woman whom it is
whispered Astray Marsden has promised
to marry, but she has been called as a
witness by neither side.
For a single instant for the first time
during the trial, the girl raises her veil,
and the prisoner catches a glimpse cf a
pale but beautiful face. A tremulous)
smile or encouragement hovers Tor a
moment around her qniverir.g Hps, and
then the veil is lowered again, and
the man braces himself for tho final
Tfcw limmlig t'p.
10:05. The Judge commences bis
summing np "Gentlemen of the jnry. ''
he says, "yon have today entered upon
4 he last stage of yonr labors in a case
which to me has proved at once the
most painful and the most obvions in
all my experience of criminal trials It
only remains for me, as impartially as
lies in my power, to review the whole
of the evidence that has lieen placed be
fore yon bth inavor of andfirMngi
the pritoner, Astray Marsderr? anil kl
leave it to yon to decide upon that evi
dence wheth r he is guilty or not gnilty
of the crime with vfhioh he stands
rharged-the willful murder of Josiah
"The evidence that has been places!
before you. gentlren, is. with one ex
ception, but that is a fearful exception,
of a pnrely circumstantial character,
and it will be for yon to say whether
the series of circnmstantial facte that
have been detailed to yi(n anAarhlch
the defense has ingenionsly endeavored
to explain away are sufficient to jnstify
yon in returning a verdict of guilty and
by that verdict ridding society of as
cold blooded a scoundrel as ever breath
ed or whether there is sufficient and
reasonable doubt in yonr tnjnd to Jus
tify yon in giving to tha prisoner the
benefit of the donbt
Continu on Fourth Pag,
The exprexsion of American opin
ion on the Trausvaal atruirln is
abundant and full of inlerent; but an
uu usual hesitation in shown iu pro
oouneintf final judgment. The quit k
and hearty sympathy expressed for
(ireece in her war with Turkey finds
no parallel in the present attitude of
our preaa. The only tendency, in
deed, that can lie called ;eiieral i.n
disposition to think both sides part
right and partly wron; and while
(he grievances of the Uitlaiidera are
assumed an real, the lics r-i.are rial
blamed for limiting a last desM'rale
aland for their ii dcis-ndcnco. Win
called upon to choose between Angl
aaiona niiig against "taxation
without representation," and hardy
pioneers righting to retain their in
ueiHiiiiienec, the American press
shows a disposition to pause and con
eider. What is perhaps (he clearest
statement yet presented of the Hrit
isb aide of the case is given in the
following letter sent to sevtral news
pupers by Mr. Thomas . HIk arman
the New York lawyer. Mr. Bliear
man eonaiders tho real issue to
whether the treatment o! tho Uit
landers is such an ought to In- tolcrat
ed by civilized nations. He does not
assume to have ronal knowledge
on this iMjint, but given statement
taKen "almost exclusively" from
American papers. Ho says:
"The Iransvaal Itcpuhliu is admit
ted by its latest advocate, in the cur
rent number of The North American
Review, to be an oligarchy of a few
dozen Bihts. Its parliament con
sists of two houses, one of which ban
no power, and the other is absolutely
controlled by tie oligarchy. Its
courts of justice are entirely at the
mercy of the president, who not long
since removal the highest judges be
cause they would not decide accord
ing to his pleasure. When the inde,
pendence of the Transvaal was eon
ceded, in 1881, it expressly covenant
ed to put all foreigners entering the
Transvaal upon an equal footing with
the Hoers themselves in every res
?ct except the r.glit of suffrage. So
far from doing this the Boers, have
purposely arranged taxation so that
nine tenths of it Hhall be paid by
foreigners they have taxed foreigners
heavily to support schools in which
tho Dutch language Is exclusively
usei; tney nave insisted that even
private schools, maintained by for
eigners at their own expense, should
teach Dutch on an equal footing with
English; they have maintained i
government so corrupt that, accord
ing to the statement of an American
newspaper friendly lo the Iloersi
President-Kruger has amassed li5,
000,000 within the last ten yearn, al
though doing no tiusiness; they have
maintained a Monopoly in dynamite,
an indisinsable instrument in miu
ing, in the profits of which President
Kruger has largely shared; they have
kept towns, built exclusively by for
eigners, under exclusive Hiier con
trol, and have refused to pernr' de
cent sanitation, thereby doubling
the death-rate; they have prohibited
Americans and Englishmen from
holding public meetings; they have
denied to them even the right of jw
tition; the have removed their own
supreme court from olliee, simply
necause its decisions rendered some
small justice to foreigners; and they
have prohibited any Englishman or
Americans irom carrying arms of
any kind, while furnishing to every
ooer uoy or sixteen years of age a
rillo and a revolver, and surround
ing Johannesburg with Krupp gunn,
ihn entire cost of which has been tak
en out of the pockets of Englishmen
and Americans. T
"Repeated apH-als to the Boer
government to remedy these and
ra iny other similiar acts of oppres
sion ,ve proved entirely futile, At
one time the . Boors forcibly sei."d
Englishmen and cnnielled (hem lo
serve with their troops in war against
native Africans. Against this Oreat
Brltian energetically remonstrated;
and nothing but the fear of war suf
Heed to induce the Boers to liltcrate
the English menjyhijs forcibly pressed
intft wfervft-e. When tho indepen
dence of the Transvaal was conci ded,
In Ihoir laws it was provided that
foreigners might be naturalized after
five years' residence; but as soon as I
any considerable numls r of foreigners
entered the country, the naturaliza
tion laws were entirely repi-aled.
And when, at a somewhat later pe
riod, they were in part tutored, they
only H-rmili(-d natura! . ition at the
en I of fifteen years; Willi Ine c m
S'nt of two third" of the li -rs n sid
ing In (he district, and also ol a mili
tary officer, which consent lojrht l.e
refused without Buy reason. Ai a
condition of tiitiuralizttinn, every
Englishman was required to re
nounce all claim upon England, and
every American to renounce all claim
upon the United .States, for protec
tion against an) outrage which might
bo committed upon him during the
next fifteen years; so that an Ameri
can desiring to vote at the end of fif
teen "years would be, during thut
whole period, neither an American
nor a Boer, nor a citizen of any coun
try whatever; while at the end of the
fifteen years, naturalization could be
denied to him in the uncontrolled
discretion of the military oilicers
commanding his district. And altt
he had passes! through all this ordeal
he would only receive the right- to
vote for the second chamber of the
Boer legislature, while all the powt
of government was exclusively eon.
fcrred'uttn the president and the tap
ler chamlM'r. The const quences of
this state of things has been tlifh
Americans who settled in the Trans
vaal have always been the most ear
nest opponents ot Boer rule; and in
1S1I5, the very first man arrested for
alleged (reason and cast Into a Boc
prison was a distinguished American
citizen, John Hays Hammoad."
The Springfield Republican, in
replying to Mr. Hhearman'u letter
presents one of the most convincing
pleas for the Boer that has y t ap
pea red In this country The Repub
"HupH)se the Pretoria government
were ami oligarchy. It is undeniable
that it has the earnest supart of all
the Boers. They might' make Mr
Kruger temporary dictator, as the
Romans used to In emergencies, and
no well within their rights, if one
is to object to an 'oligi rchy' at Preto
ria, let him also start a crusade
against the Czar of Russia and I he
r.mteroi of uermany. It is news
that when a people have tho right of
self-government, they must,, .pattern
their system after that of any other
particular nation. As for the British
criticism of the two houses of the
Boer legislature, it comes with ill
grace from a eople who tolerate the
hereditary British House of Lords.
The facts about the Transvaal high
court of justice are that the constitu
tion gives supreme power to the
Yolksraad in all legislative n atters.
The judge who was removed not long
ago trieij to extend his jurisdiction
over the acts of the Yolksraad. Snch
is the statement made by Mr. Hiiu-
gas in his book, 'Oom Paul's People.'
But, conceding that the courts are
entirely at the mercy of Mr. Kruger,
what of it? So they are in Russia at
lie mercy of the Czar. Are you go
ing to war to compel Russia to change
her domestic institutions? The trans-
vaal Is aa Independent in internal af
fairs aa Russia is.
"As for taxation in the Trannvt'
the case as stated by Mr. Shearman
is very unfair to the Boers, If they
derive nine tenths of their revenue
from foreigners it is right that they
should, since those foreigners are al
lowed to work the richest gold-mines
in the world, mines which now lead
annual output, and which pay
dividends running as high as 075 per
cent. A very slight tax on audi
mines, in so small a country, would
of course yield to the state the bulk
of 'its revenue. It is a mockery, how
ever, for the alien millionaires to
complain of taxation, when, as a mat
ter of fact, the Boer government lev
ies a tax of but 2.5 percent on the
profits of the mines. The Canadian
government levies a tax of 10 per
cent on the gold profits in the Klon
dike! Is there any agitation suggest-
against Canada? Compare the
Transvaal mining laws with those of
other countries. The African Oold
Recovery Company (English)" issuetl
report to tlie0 kjiareholders, n 1 St8,
which declared: 'The proKTtle (of
the company) in South Africa cause
lens anxiety, because the conditions
of holding are free from the burdens
hich obtain in Western Australia.
A Mr. Henderson, chairman of ona
of the Transvaal mining companies
England, has declared that the
gold laws of the Boers were the best
and most liberal in the world. Taxa-
uniform upon all classes in the
Transvaal, and if one set happens to
pay . more than others, it is tecause
that net is the richest and deserves
to pay the more
That the Boer government is
more corrupt than any other govern
ment can not be maintained. The
onanfW'ghurg millionaires have un
told wealth with which to buy their
way to anything they desire. The
simple fact that the Boer government
is now in deadly aatagoai.nm to them
is good evidence that L'itlander mon
ey couid not brilas Boer officials. The
story tht Mr. Kruger has dishonest
ly amassed t2',000,000 in the Ust ten
years is undoubtedly a slander. !
the Boers have insisted that the pu'-
lic schools should use Dutch exclu
sively, they do onrywITSt is uVne in
Massachusetts with English. If they
have insisted that private schools;
maintained by foreigners, should
leech Dutch on an equality with
Kuglish, they have done only what
the republican party of Wisconsin
tried to do by law ten years ago with
English and German. If they have
maintained a monopoly In dynamite,
they have no more exceeded their
rights than England did In monopo
lizing the salt of India, or than - :no
countries have in owning all th . rail
roads. If Johannesburg is unsani
tary it Is less so than many other new
min'ng towns. If public meetings
have been prohibited the Boers have
done only what is done In Uermany
and Austria when the security of the
state Is threatened. If they have
prohibited the bearing of arms by
aliens and have built I iris around
Johannesburg, it in because their
tsiuiury four years ago wan invaded
by armed men under Dr. Jameson,
inspired iiy Cecil KIickIi-h, winkoil at
by Mr. ChamlM-rlaiii, whose confessed
object wan to overthrow the South
"The grievance of the llisrn is that
their country ban U-eu threatened an
an autonomous slab Onl-nlo ob
servers si-em to forget Jameson's raid
and the popularity of it in England,
which was aciaftiucing demonstra
tion of the real purine lurking in
the British mind."
T HE ' t W UH.IVi'KVIIO.N LAW.
At the Inst session of the legisla
ture a registration law ns pa-siwl
which provides Hint every voter
must register bctwin-n tlii Nt .Moo
dily in January l'.ioii and 5 o'clock
p. 111. May li, follo w ing. voter
may register with a notary pui.li
justice of the pence or cunty clerk.
Electors are not subject lo expense iu
the matter. A book containing the
registration of all voters in the coun
ty will be prepared and from this
gem ral book smaller ones will la
niMil.i giving the list of t. Sirs lu
e.icb voting privinet.
Electors Vil! be mmilicre'l con
secutively, fii each pr.finct, as they
are Filtered in the general county
register. The clerk shall require of
the elector such infuruiafinn as his
registration uamber; dato of register
ing; full name of elector; business or
occupation; age of the elector in years;
couuty of nativity; if nitturali'il, the
time, place aud court of natuializi
tion or declaration an evidenced by
the legal proof thereof exhibited by
The actual and prtvise place of res
idence of the elector at the time of
his registering will be asked, and the
precinct, and if In the country, (bi
section, township and range; in ci in
and towns having streets, by specif -
ing the name of town or city, the
street or other location of dwelling
place, with the number of the duel
ling, if it has a number, uud if not
then such u description of" (ho place
that it can bo readily ascertained ami
identified. If the elector lie not the
hi ad of the house it must be slated,
and upon what iloor ibtreof and
what room the elector occupies is: the
It must also be stated whether the
voter is able to write his name and
mark his ballot. If the elector's ina
bility is appaiunt, iu cons! queiici) o'
some physical infirmity, such as
blindness or loss of a limb, incajoici-
tating the applicant from writing,
this fact must be get down in the reg
ister. Should the disability be illi
teracy of the voter, tho clerk shall in
aniiuion 10 mining ine tae(, enter as
full a description of the physical
peculiarities ot the elector as possible
giving height, approximate weight,
complexion, color of eyes and any
visibie marks or scars and their loca
tion. The law In very explicit, ami eaters
into the smallest details, until after a
pe.son has gone through the process
of registering he will think b in un
der suspicion for murder.
For tlnrse who for any reason can
not go to the county clerk or regis
tration, the law enables them lo set
tle the matter with a notary public or
justice of the peace, special blanks
ts-ing providtd for the purpose.
These otllcials do not collect any fee
from the elector.
DURING THE WEEK
A foot pad teas shot ttend
bij the Postmaster at La
0. It. & N. 0. AUK SI Kir
Deputy Sherirr of lane (utility
Skipped laryiuic ana) t'.'loo
County Fuutls viltti him
Chuinlierluiii's I'aiu lli.lni ( 11 res t'tli
em, M Iiy l Veu.
My wife has been using Chamber.
Iain's Pain Balm, t ilh good results,
for a lame shoulder that bun paini d
her continually for nine years. We
have tried all kinds of nn ilu iirt s and
doctors without receiving any lam tit
from any of them. One day we saw
an advertisement or thin medicine
anil thought of trying it, which we
did with I Ho b-a-t ot satisfaction. She
has used only one bottle and lu r
shoulder is abnont well.--A.loli.h I,.
Millet!, Manchester, N. II. l or sale
by Delta Drug Store.
The (). R. & X. has purchased
ground for a station at Biggn, anil
will begin work this week 011 a tie
pot to cost to,G(MI.
R vnt shipping repwrls from Coos
Buy show wonderful increase in
trnvcj by steamer between that jaiint
and other coast cities.
Deputy Sheriff II. J. Day of Line
county lias almcouded, carryin away
f 2. 100 county 11 oney. Art-ward of
tltMl is ottered for his arrest.
J. R. Wilson, who lives on Chcha
lcm mou-itaiii north of Newburg, is
the turnip king of Yamhill county.
He estimates his crop at loo tons.
Tho Barlow road across the CieK?
cade range is reported to !o already
closed to travel on account of tho
snow. It usually remains open till
near the loth of Novemlier.
A foot pad held up the post muster
of I Camas, Washington, last Fri
day night, but was shut dead by the
government official. The would Ikj
robbtc rl.M-i eirtpaije1 at tlie4,mf'r
C irisHagen aged 17 shot Gilbert
(ii i.eit'on through (he shoulder in
(lie woods near Glemlale, Douglas
county, last Saturday. Hagen tliot
his associate was a hoar as he sat by
a tree waiting for Ihe boy.
Half the money paid by the mer
chants of laitli towns on account of
Increased freight rates, because of tho
frightful condition of our public
high ways, would build a road thru
the country that wouitl soon double
tho travel, opulate the towns and Imj
a blessing to the 1 ntiro public, says
the Canyon City News.
The Blue Mountain Telephone
Company is about to have its line ex
tended fnyii Burns to Narrows. The
erection ofthi tine will boa great
advantage to the inhabitants of Lake
and Stein mountain country in many
ways, as weii an being a notable con
venient for the people of our city in
facilitating the transaction of busi
ness, says the Burns News.
J. P. Hahn the Sweet Home mer- ,
chant vtho stablsnd Albert Wetldlt!
last Saturday evening, came to Le
banon Tuesday antl gave himself up,
appearing la-fore Justice ljovelee says
the Express Advance. Mr. Hahn
waived examination, and the justice
held him under bonila ot tTnO to ap
pear t!fore the next circuit court, on
the charge of assault w ith a danger
ous weaHn. He furnished the re
quired bond and returned home.
t'eil by ItrllMi Soldiers in Africa.
Capt. C. C. b",';!'.r-ton in well know n
all over Africa 1 s ommaniler of the
forces that c.iplur il the f.imous rebel
tialishe. Under date of Nov. 4, 1VJ7
from Yayhurik-, Bcclnianalanil, b
writes: "15' fore starting 011 the last
campaign I lajughl a quantity of
Chamla-rlaln's Colic, Clioler, and
Diarrhis-a Remtiy, which 1 used
myself when troubled with bowel
complaint, and had given to my men,
anil in every ease iu proved most
beneficial." For s-ilo by Drlta Drug
East MomrHy morning the damage
suit against the ). R. A N. for Mo,
000 began at Pendleton. James Mo
lten na is suing to recover that um
as tlamagt s for Ifie lists 14 vine leg,
resulting, be alleges from bis bejfi
pushed or kicked from an accommo
dation (rain at Athena, Umatilla
county, last year. The case was tried
11 ( (he last term of court and the jury
disagreed. McKenaa alleges in the
complaint that he was on the end of
a box car, ana intended to remain oil
the train antl pay his fare to Peiitlla
ton. He had boon working in tho
liarvent Ileitis, but was a mechanic
by trade. Ho says IhaptoJiavV Wright
the brakeman, pushed him oil, kick
ing him on the hamfs, and vim 1 pel
ling him lo loosen his bold, and to
drop beifeath the car wheels.
It w-yi not be a surprise to any
who are at il familiar with the good
qualities of ChsmlK-rlain's Cough
Remedy, to know that op!e evi ry
where take pleasure in relating their
experience In the use of that "ph ndid
medicine and in telling of the benefit
they have received from it, of bid
Colds it ban i-nreil, of threatened
attacks of pheutnouia it hns aveit.-d
and of the children It has saved from ' 31. Th
attacks of croup and h'K-ping cough. ' ihe d
It is a grand, g'ssl medicine. For 'ing to
sale by Iclta Drug Store. I the y
Tbfc State Suntlay School t-ouven.
lion lield In Albany last week ebn led
the following oilicers for tin- ensuing
w year : President, A. A" florae, ol
Portland; vie -presidents, (J. T. Bil
lings, Ashland, and E. E. 1'i-nhAnl,
Helix; secretaiy, A. M. Smith, Port
land; financial secretary and treasur
er, I. II. Amos, I'pttUo I, nUleTMl
ten. lent of primary workf .rs. 4 .
M. it iggins, of Portland; suM-rintcti.
dent of normal work, Mrs. Virginia
WaL-Kin, of Portland; house-to-hoUM'
visitations, T. S McDaniel, Portland;
executive committee, W. H. Mor
row. A V Fleiral. J. ' H ' TI
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