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THINKS A CALAMITY PROBABLE.
Fatal Accident A French Opinion
The Faxon, Explosion.
The following is Mr. Ford's let
ter in response to Governor Pen
noyer's request for his opinion on
the advisabilityof calling an extra
session, and also for citation bear
ing on the present laws for protec
tion of debtors:
"Your favor of the 14th instant
duly received and contents carefully
noted. In answering I have to say
that the principles of the proposed
stay law are correct, but you will
find on examination of our statutes
that we already have laws which
serve very well forthe protection
of debtors, and to attempt to call
an extra session of the legislature
at the present time might be pro
ductive of more harm than good,
by creating an alarm among some
of the people now holding judg
ments, decrees and overdue claims,
which . might cause them to com
mence immediate proceedings toen
force collections; whereas, if things
are allowed to remain as they are
no attempt will be made to enforce
collections, but on the contrary the
holders will allow these judments,
decrees and overdue claims to drift
along until times are better and
money easier to obtain. Besides,
congress may do something to re
lieve the present financial string
ency. "It is. certain that debtors can
not now obtain money to pay off
large demands, a fact well known
to creditors, and for this reason but
very few suits or actions have been
brought during the past three
months. Since the June term of
the circuit court it is a very notice
able fact that not a single mort
gage foreclosure auit has been com
menced in this (Marion) county.
The business men of all classes
seem to realize that this is no time
for the accummulation of extra
costs on present indebtedness, but
that every one should make an
honest effort to help along in every
possible way until the present fin
ancial stringency is past, which can
only be brought aboutthrough wise
legislation on the part of congress.
"We already have a homestead
law which gives every farmer a
home of the value of $1,500, and
not exceeding 160, acres iri extent,
as exempt from attachment and
execution. See 1393 session laws,
"Every householder can also
own personal property of the ag
gregate value of from $1,200 to
$1,500, which is exempt from at
tachment and execution. See code, 1
page 353. "
"If any creditor should be mean
enough to attempt to either attach
or levy upon this exempt property
to enforce the payment of his claim
the owner has it in his power to
easily defeat the proceedings with
out losing either the possession or
use of his property; unless the
sheriff should be a mean fellow, in
which case he might be deprived of
his possession for a short time, but
the sheriff would be compelled to
answer in damages for such wrong
ful conduct, and courts and juries
can always be depended upon to
do justice and award ample dam
ages against the officer, and in
favor of the injured householder,
in every such case. See laws com
mencing on page 258 of code.
"Again, if a debtor own property
which is not exempt from attach
ment and attempt is made to cause
it to be sold at a sacrifice in conse
quence of the stringency of the pre
sent money market, or for any
other cause, he can easily and
cheaply make a general assignment
which will dissolve the attachment
and prevent a sacrifice of the pro
perty. See laws commencing page
1408 of code. :
"In view of the present laws
which we have upon the subject I
certainly think it would be unwise
to attempt to call an extra session
of the legislature for the purpose of
enacting only the one year stay law,
and especially when we consider
the fact that it would cost about
$25,000 to hold the extra session.
But, while extra sessions are not
to be generally favored, yet if you
could prevail upon the members to
agree to meet in extra session and
re-enact the mortgage tax law, and
repeal the jute mill law, and a few
other expensive laws passed by the
last legislature, and then go home
without any other legislation, I
think the people might in this way
be greatly benefitted by being re
lieved of unnecessary taxation.''
Homer Bell, son of Rev. J. B. N.
Bell, of Independence, was hunting
with a friend in Rosedale addition,
three miles south of Salem. It
seems that as they were passing
through a gate the gun slipped
through the slat work that formed
the bottom of the cart and was dis
charged, giving Bell the entire load
in the left breast. A threshing
crew was close at hand who con
veyed the young man to a neigh
boring farm house, where he died
at 10 p. m. He was a printer by
trade and about 18 years of age.
The news of the accident was re
ceived with great sorrow at Inde
pendence as he was a very popular
young man and admired by all
who knew him.
A French Opinion.
The Economist Francais of July
1, contains an article on the silver
question. It is pointed out that
the average production of silver
was but $45,000,000 annually for
the whole world from 1853 to 1847;
$53,400,000 annualv from 1858 to
1852; $68,8000,000 "from 1638 to
1867, and that gradually in spite
of a constant diminution in the
commercial price of the metal has
risen to a production of $203,600,
000 for 1892.
The annual production would
doubtless rise to $400,000,000 if
me great nations or ine eartn
should open their mints to the
coinage or purchase of silver, "If
the United States should commit
the folly of obstinately increasing
its stock of silver it would loose in
a short time all its gold; it would
fall to the rank of a country with
a depreciated standard; it will find
itself .plunged into an intense
THE FAXON EXPLOSION,
Captain Pegram Cannot Account for
Captain B. R. Pegram, superin
tendent of Union Pacific water
lines, returned yesterday from the
Snake river, says the Oregonian,
where he went to investigate the
blowing up of the steamer Annie
Faxon. The captain can offer no
solution whatever of the mystery.
The boiler was considered one of
the best, and and at the time car
ried no more steam than usual,
nor did the fireman allow the water
to run down as first supposed.
Captain Pegram said:
"On reaching Wade's bar I
found the Faxon with her head in
five and stern in nine feet of water;
The wreck was complete, every
thing being blown , off . except 30
feet of the house over the stern.
One piece of the boiler was back of
the engine, and the firebox tilted
forward. Some of the boiler plates
had the rives cut off as clean as
though with shears. Eighteen
feet of the middle of the boiler could
not be found. The house was re
duced to splinters. The hull ap
parently looks well, but the mid
dle of it, found, was blown away.
The force of the explosion evident
ly was in every direction. "
"There is no possibility that the
fireman let the water go down, for
theiuse in the boiler, which for
tunately we found, was not touched,
The engineer had less than 110
pounds of steam on at the time, as
the boat was coming down stream
and there was no necessity for car
rying much steam. Just before
the explosion the, fireman and en
gineer had tried the water and
noted the . steam ; pressure and
found everything all right. In
soector McDermott savs the boiler
was one of the best in the country.
Last winter, when he inspected it,
he cut out a piece of plate and
found no evidence of its having
wasted a particle. The explosion
was one of those unaccountable
affairs which scientists even cannot
"The cylinders and wheel are in
good order and I will send a diver
up in a few days to examine the
hull, but I 'doubt if we will be able
to use it. The Spokane was trans
ferred to the route today and the
Almota will go on in two weeks."
All over the boundless west can
be found cattle and horses branded
according to the fancy of their
owners, but probably in no section
of the country outside of Yakima
will be seen coyote? with a brand
on, and that brand the one of the
government of the United States.
A favorite pastime of the Yakima
Indians is to lariet coyotes and
press the red hot brand of "I. D."
(Indian department) upon their
flanks. Many of these slinking
animals, thus marked, are .jfre
auently to be seen on the Yakima
Indian reservation, and so popu
lar has this sport - been with the
siwashes that the young are now
brought forth bearing this brand.
Uncle Sara would have some trou
ble rounding up ail the stock mar
ked with this brand.
Complaint have been made to me by par
tie receiving notice to pay uptheHtanlon
Campbell arcounta. In juntlee to mywlf, I
wish to aay that it in not my desire to have
any one prwtwd r payment at present.
These account hare unavoidably paused
trom my control. S. V. fiTASToy .
BITTEN BY A DOC
He Attacks a Little Girl At
Walla Walia. J
NOT WORK OP OLD SOLDIERS.
A Miniature . Farm The Decision is
Reversed- .:' .
Early on Thursday morning,
says the Walla Walla Statesman,
as Bessie Crews the 7-year-old
daughter of Mrs, N. E. Crews, liv
ing at the head of Alder street,
was passing by the bottling workB
of Schwartz & Stahl, on Alder
street, a large black dog darted
from the front door of the works
and caught the victim just above
the center of the back and near
the shoulder. The poor little thing
was thrown to the ground beneath
the weight of the vicious animal,
whose jaws closed on the tender
and trembling human flesh. Stand
ing in the doorway of the works
was Henry Stahl, who had just
opened the house. The dog had
been left in the building during the
night and his action was so sud
den that Mr. Stahl could not pre
vent it, As quick as possible he
caught hold of the cur and endea
vored to loosen his hold. At this
moment Dr. Y. C. Blalock passed
in a buggy, and attracted by the
girl's cries, jumped to the ground
and aided Mr. Stahl in pulling the
dog away. ; The wounded child
was taken to her home where her
injuries were attended to.
Not the Work ofthe old Soldier. .
The old soldier who had the
courage to stand at the front dur
ing the war, is not the one who is
afraid now that his pension will
be either reduced or discontinued.
The chaps who are doing the kick
ing about a revision of the pension
rolls are the fellows who ; left the
real soldiers to do the fighting,
while they sought safety in the
hospitals or" at home. These,
along with republicans politicians
and pension agents, are the oppon
ents of a pension system that will
discriminate between the deserv
ing soldier and the bounty jumper,
the Bkulker and the pension shark.
No real old soldier has, nor need
have, any fear of being left in the
struggle for an honest and honor
able pension , roll. ; It - is to give
each as he deserves, and, the full
measure of his deserts, that the ef
fort is being , made ' tp, revise the
list of pensioners. r
Washington's Miniature Farm at the
' ' ". Exposition. . ,
The World's Fair correspondent
of an Eastern exchange writes:
This has been called the Model
City, and such, indeed, it is. It is
also a city of models. To my mind
there is nothing in the Fair more
interesting than the models of great
buildings, of famous engineering
works, of farms and cities which
are displayed in various parts of
the grounds. Hundreds of these
miniatures are to be found here.
The gem of them all, I think, is a
model of a farm shown in the
Washington State building. It is
a graphic representation of farming
as it is done in the great West. A
space probably sixty feet square is
covered by it, and you may be sure
great crowds of delighted visitors
are always found here. The farm
ia more perfect than a picture.
There are a dozen fields, the grain
and grass growing in them. In
the pastures the cattle and colts
are feeding, in the fields men and
machinery are harvesting the ripe
crops. The soil is real soil, the
grain is real grain, the fences are
real fences, the machines actual
machines, but all on a miniature
scale. A perfect little self-binder
that you could hold in your two
hands is cutting the whf at. A boy
follows to stack up the bundles in
In the adjoining field a Western
header is at work, cutting off the
tops of luxuriant oats. Wagons
carry the rich products to a steam
threshing machine in operation at
the edge of the field. Not far away
one man is "plowing with a riding
plow, and near him another man is
following the furrow behind a walk
ing plow of the old style. All the
details of this farm scene are ad
mirably executed. Along the coun
try road drives a farmer in his
wagon, his sturdy horses kicking
the dust, and his own eyes, farmer
like, critically inspecting the fields
of his neighbor. Where the fences
sub-divide the farm into fields,
there are fringes of heavy grass
and rank weeds, with a few flowers
showing their bright hues in the
mass, just as the fence-corners are
in all Christendom. A boy with a
pony ia carrying cold water from
the spring to refresh the workers in
the harvest field. There is even a
snake it green harmless, pretty
thing in the grass. One imagines
he can hear the click-click of the
mowing machine in the clover, or
the hum of the steam thresher at
the edge of the oats field. Surely
the water-boy is whistling or sing
ing. Of. course the farm house, barn
and the out-buildings are there too.
They are like life. The dog in the
dooryard is wagging his bushy tail
and smiling with his red mouth at
the visitors to the World's Fair.
The milch cow stands in the shade
of a blooming peach tree, chewing
her cud. Water runs from the
spigot of the pump that is operated
by a miniature windmill. The
stream that is fed by the springs
and runs tbrough the barnyard, is
a stream of natural water. This is
a model which brings to four visitors
out of five, visions of the old farm
on which their youthful days were
passed- visions of toil and hap
piness, of communion with nature
and lessons of industry, economy
and honor well learned. It is a
miniature worth seeing, for it not
only pleases the eye and informs
the mind, but stirs the imagination.
Everywhere in this world I take off
my hat to the larmer. To the gen
ius who designed and contructed
this most perfect of models, I offer
Judge Bellinger and the Case of De
porting the Chinese.
Judge Bellinger has rendered a
brief but important decision in the
United States district court. He
has reversed the order of United
States commissioner Deady deport
ing the five Chinese now in. the
county jail, but has not thereby al
lowed them to "land" or remain in
the United States. They will now be
given an opportunity to leave the
Not availing themselves of that,
they will be open to arrest and
imprisonment. Now .they are
prisoners against their will. Yes
terday . the United States court
room rang with the eloquence of
Gilbert J. McGinn and United
States District Attorney Murphy.
The former was very earnest in
his argument and almost invoked
the aid of the goddess of justice to
come to earth and spread her
fiinions in : protection over the
ong-quened Mongolians. He ci
ted points in history and law ga
lore to sustain his point that these
men should go free. Mr. Murphy
opposed this in forcible terms.
The decision was a sort of com
promise. They are neither to be
deported nor discharged, but sim
ply given an opportunity to get
out of the land. As Mr. Murphy
expresped it they are now "between
the devil and the deep blue sea."
Judge Bellinger held that this con
clusion was the only just one, be
cause, not being actually in the
United States, only a ship enter
ing art American port, the China
men could hardly , be deported
from this country; and, on the
other hand, there was not sufficient
evidence to permit their landing;
hence the only alternative was too
have them leave the United States.
4 ) A Tall Man's Gallantry.
; One bitter cold day last winter,
says the Minneapolis Tribune, a
large sized section of wind of the
eager and nipping Winnipeg var
iety swooped down on Hennepin
Avenue in search of such back
numbered and stray whiskers as it
might devour, while the conductors
on the street cars rubbed their ears
in fond anticipation of the warm
stoves and piping hot soup which
awaited them after the next relief,
On the corner of Fourth and Hen
nepin there stood a tall man with
brown chin whiskers, and consider
ing the shiny Bilk hat and lack of
ear muffs he didn't look any too
comfortable as the chilly five de
gress below zero blast caressed the
northern slope of his manly profile.
Alongside of this tall and hand
some man, stood a shop girl who
drew her scanty wraps a little
tighter and shivered from the cold,
while both were evidently awaiting
with impatience the coming of their
car, Pretty soon a Lyndale Aven
uo car hove in sight, and the tall
man motioned the motoneer to
stop. As the car came to a stand
still the shop girl advanced, it
being her car, too, and as though it
were the middle of summer and
the finest lady in the land, the tall
gentleman touched his hat and
with gallantry that would have
done honor to Sir Walter Raleieh.
he assisted the girl to the inside of
the crowded car and afterwards
took a position on the platform
himself. The tall gentleman was
Thomas Lowry, prepident of the
road. All of which goes to show
that while the sleighing is good
and with horses galore, the every
day street car of the people is good
enough for him, to eay nothing of
the nicw lesson in gallantry.
Hewitt uses nothing but pure,
fresh drugs in filling prescriptions.
Take your prescriptions to him.
ANOTHER BOY SHOT
While Foiling with a Re
volver. A DEGENERATE PREACHER.
Indiads in 78 A- New Feathered
Pet The Portland Banks.
Thursday afternoon while Leon
ard, the 13-year-old son of the
Widow Naught, who resides on the
lower Milton road, was fooling
with a 22-caliber revolver the gun
was accidently discharged, the
ball entering his left leg. just above
the knee. Dr. Ely was summoned
and probed the wound, but failed
to find the bullet. The wound,
while not serious, will doubtless
serve to teach the young gentle
man that guns are dangerous
things to monkey with.
A Degenerate Preacher.
Rev. R. J. E. Campbell, for
twelve years Baptist minister at
Roseburg and later a United Breth-
ern preacher, has got a little tough
notoriety of late by breaking up
the family of an old man in Salem,
says the Eugene Guard. The old
man formerly lived in Roseburg
where he got acquainted with the
minister. The former has a mar
ried son who is sick with consump
tion.- After the minister was ex
pelled from the U. B. church, he
made his home with the old man
living off of him and frequently
borrowing uoney. He also paid
much attention to the sick man's
wife, sitting up with her until 2 or
3 o'clock. The minister prevailed
on the wife to borrow money for
him from the old man, who finally
compelled him to leave. Still the
wife importuned for money, which
was refused, as the old man did
not have more than enough to help
him through with his son. A day
or two ago all his money was 6tolen
from his pocket book which he kept
under his pillow, and ho is com
pelled to ask public charity. Mr.
Campbell was advised to leave town
to avoid punishment at the hands
; Fight With Indians In 1878.
Mr. J. W. GreenwelhofDayville,
Grant county is in the city. He
was enroute to Portland, but Mr.
Schutz ascertained he was in town
and induced him to remain and give
testimony regarding his encounter
with Indians and loss of stock
during the Rannack" war of 1878.
It was quite thrilling to listen to
a description of the fight by these
two participants. Messrs. Schutz,
Greenwell and party were sourron
ded by the redskins, the bullets
flew as thick as hail around the
half dozen men. Schutz was shot
through the breast, had his hat
knocked off by a bullet and his
sleeve button torn from his shirt.
Another man by the name of Cum
mings was shot through the thigh,
they managed to keep on their
horses until they arrived at Can
City, although Schutz says his
boots were full of blood when he
dismounted. Times-Mounta ineer.
A New Feathered Pet.
A new cage bird, the nonpareil,
is fast securing a position among
household pets that bids fair to
prove a successful rivalship of the
canary as a song bird, and in ele
gance of appearance, plumage and
graceful motions, he is by nature
far superior. He is a native of the
South, being found in Florida,
Louisiana, Texas and Mexico, but
until recently has been known as a
cage bird to a very few Northern
homes. Thanks to the enterprise
of a prominent bird fancier and
dealer, Mr. Herman Roesch, 215
Market Street, St. Louis, Mo., the
nonpareil is attainable by all who
desire a loveable cage bird, one that
will not only delight the ear, but
the eye as well.
The nonpareil is the most beauti
ful of American finches. He is
often called the "painted bunting,"
on account of his brilliant plumage.
A well-known lover of birds, Mary
Helen Boody, of Laconia, N. H.,
thus described her nonpareil that,
one of the first, introduced into
the Eastern States, has, like its fel
lows, proved perfectly hardy in the
Northern climate. She says: ''I
have a beautiful specimen of the
nonpareil, which at the present
moment has a violet head and
neck; a red circle around the eyes,
the iris brown, the beak and feet
brown, the upper part of the body
yellowish green, the lower part of
the back, the throat, chest, and
the whole under part of the body
as well as the tail coverts, of a bright
red; the wing covens are green, the
quills reddish brown, tinged with
green; the tail a reddish brown.
He is about the size of a canary
and requ.'res the same treatment.
I feed him clear canary seed with
which ia mixed a little millet seed.
He is very fond of flies. If I offer
him one he darts across the cage to
seira it,, tflkinir it from to v hand.
and when allowed to fly about the
room will catch flies for himself,
lie is a delightfully social bird,
and is very inquisitive, hopping
about on my writing-desk examin
ing everything he sees. When
tired after his rapid flight across
the room, he will perch himself be
fore a mirror and warble away to
his image reflected in the glass. Ha
He is fond of bathing, and would
bathe in a pitcher or basin if I'd
let him. But these are kept out of
his reach ; when he is outside hia
cage. The song oi me nonpareu is
soft and agreeable and free from the
shrill notes of the canary. He
sings ten months in the year, ceas
ing only for the remaining two
months, during the moulting per
iod. I never had a ' bird that is
easier kept. They do not obtain
Vioi full nliimnorA nnt.il two vears
old, their color the first year being
a plain green, and they breed as
readily as canaries, and their, cost
is about the same."
PORTLAND'S SUSPENDED BANKS
Chamber of Commerce Authorized to
Examine the Books.
Controller Eckels has authorized
the chamber of commerce official.-
to examine the books of the sup
pended Oregon banks, that the
citizens may know that there i3 n.i
attempt at conclusion to cover u
the actual condition they are in vr
the value of the paper held as a: -sets,
and to sit at rest sensation:!
reports concerning these institu
tions. . . i
There is no truth in the repot i
circulated yesterday that D. 1'.
Thompson had resigned as receive i
of the Portland Savings ban1 ,
Frank Dekum says he is willing I .
pledge his last dollar that depo: i
tors of the Portland Savings will t
paid in fall. This will be sati -factory
to many ofthe stockholdc m
but some 1 insist that Thomps i
should do the same to make
guarantee secure.,' The deposito;.
of the bank still continue to he' i
meetings and discuss measures f
the protection of their interests.
The Science of Freezing.
The production of artificial col . ,
says a sientific writer has duri. j:
the last 15 years become quite i.
important "industry. "Freezi.i ;
machines" are now among the p r
manent requisities of civiliz '
life. The refrigeration, of peri, .
able articles of food for transp1 l
by ship stands first on the lc:
list of commercial application? r'
the science. The problem v
first solved by the 'construction""' r'
the Bell-Coleman air machine, r r
apparatus so well thought cm
and perfected that in its first ti " !
a cargo of meat ofthe value, X
$8,000 was tranported across t
Atlantic in a perfectly fresh
In the cold air freezing machine.
now employed on board ships f c
the transportation of meat fn ur
Australia, New Zealand and Am :
ica the meat U placed in la: . 1
chambers, the walls of which i i
double, the interspace being fill i
with wood charcoal as a nonce ;.
ducting material. A jetofintc. -ley
cold air is delivered into 1'
chamber at each stroke of the pi.-'
ton of the expansion" cylinder, on.;
the temperature, of tho chamber .
thus kept at or near the, freezi ;
fioint during the whole voyage.
O'Flaherty and the Bull.
A few days ago a supposed de 1
bull was seen lying by the side i f
the track on the west end divisl .r
of the Northern Pacific, The mr. :
ter was promptly reported to tl
superintendent's office here and h.f
in turn sent out an order instruo'
ing section "foreman Thomas O .
Flaherty to remove the dead an"
mal. Shortly afterwards a repl
was received which' distinguishes
Mr, O'Flaherty a3 a man of supei
ior tact, although his rhetoricnl
powers have doubtless been. sadJ -neglectcd.
Mr. O'Flaherty's epistl ;
runs as follows: .
3 "The Supt. Sir, The bull thai
was killed by the train was not
killed, but she died "from eating
two much buckeyes tand ain't ded
yet, but I will bury him to-mor
row. Answer if I shall skinedhim.
Thos. O'Flaherty, Bee. Forman."
Missoula (Mont). Democrat.
"'" In Unity Is Strength. . "
Here is how the Seattle banks
held their own according t6 tho
Portland Welcome: Tho banks in
Seattle formed a union, through
which ll the lock boxes in tho
safe deposU vaults were bought up
and it?wag agreed that if one bank
would be forced to close that they
all immediately do the same, and
if a deposit was drawn from a bank,
and, the party withdrawing such
money-should wish to deposit it in
some other bank, .tuch bank and vll
others, would refuse the deposit,
thus forcing the depositor to. return
to his own bank or hide his funds