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i Oili' of tha Early Settlers !
o! Lculslana.
CnAPTlin XL-fCoittluued.)
Comiatla blushed aul buni down liir
head when aha saw thu piople gmln
upon tt'r. 11111 her rotmiaiilon trembled
violently. . Hut they wert not U'ft Ion
in eustn'4 rUuna-IWpimt-wa Wut;
but Aha (Jrt Hun :iil duM-n iium
ttt lrtHl acat tUitt b wt-uiiUd, not
fwm oo of tbt ttpnttani bf timk t lo
attil rrw, md'i crown of fUira,
to wblcb was artlJ an oak twl. Tlia
lattar ba plareJ up.iu Wblte Han I bat.
ail tbt wpona ba pUwJ In bla band
Thru to Couualla tbo old chief (aft
laurel twlf ami an oar of corn.
"My aiu," then apoko tbt (lrt Hun,
la , aolemn and lutirealvt tour-, "I, n
tbt tldcat malt rdatlrt of tbt lirl1i, do
now btirtow btr upon thi-e. TUdu bat
bocn crowned with tbt Humane of tbt
aoarlni blrj, wblrh alffiilfloth t IV power
of command yon aball rxcrcUe In tbt
hou.fhold. lit twig of onk tulla u that
th dcj)th of no forcat can prevent th'
from procuring food m'tlint of itwd;
vt-lille tbt bow and arrow In thy bun I
alitnlflnth tbat trvn uuto death thou wilt
protect her who la now given uuto tut
for wife." Tlii'D the Urcat Hun turned
to tbt brldt: "Coqualla, in thy hand thou
holdeat tbt twig of laurtl tbt emblem
of purity. Ho wilt tbou ctit remain pure
and unaullied, that tbt green iaurnj may
ba no mo r pur titan art thou. Tbt ear
of corn thou baat a Wo aaaumcd. Never
let tby bouaebold want for fool whilst
tbou art thua provided."
Then tbt chieftain reaumetl hit aeat,
and the tame old man who had led White
Hand to tbt ttmplt stepped forward and
delivered a tort of aermon. after wblcb
the couplt wert hailed aa man aud wife.
In tbt midet of these rejoicing, the en
tranc to the house wai darkened, and
In moment in or Stnng Ht-rpcnt stood
within tbt place. lit looked upon White
Hand, and nla brow darkened, but a dost
observer could bart aecn that the look
waa assumed. ' '
"Who hath dont this?' he demanded,
In a loud tone.
"I, niy brother," answered the Great
Sun. They lovtd etch other well, and
I gavt tby child away."
Stung Serpent bowel bis bead a few
moments, and when b looked up again
bla brow wna clear.
"Then my promlst Is made void," be
aid; "for no man can barm the husband
of Ms child. Whits Hand, thou art aafo
with us; but remember thin osth!"
"Tbt hatband ef tby child will not
break bis promise' apukt the Wblto
Hand, aolemnly.
"It la well. I am In aeason for the fes-
tlvitlsa." .
And thereupon tbt fettlvltlca coninun--d,
and they were kept up till late in His
evening, 'aud tben tbt newly married
couple were conducted to dwelliutNtbat
tht king himself gave them. It was Juslt
back of tht bouse of Stung Scrpt ut, and
was within tbt ilnt of tht great circle of
dwellings, but Ita post of honor waa
marked by Ita nearness to tho abode of
the Great Sun.
After the newly married pair had been
conducted to their dwtlllntf, the youth
felt band upon hit arm, and on turning
be saw tbt Great Sua.
"White Hand." he said, 'follow, mt,
for tht Great Sun of the Natcbei baa
much to say to thee."
Full of wonder, the youth followed tbt
king from the place, but he did not fear
for thert was only kludnesa in tbt tones
of i' monarch. On . tbey went until
they reached gigantic oak tbat stood in
the very center of the village, and bore
the Great Sun stopped. r '
"Wbltt Hand," ho said. In a low, sol
emn tone, "thou bast sworn to my broth
or that thou wilt not betray thyself to
tby countrymen, nor leave the village of
the Whits Apple without our .conseut.
Only six miles from here Is tht fort hnd
village of the white man; so thou etcrrt
how great la tbt trust we repose In theo."
. "Yet I will not break my. word," said
tho youth, while t.plrU. of wt crept
over him. There wis something grand
and sublime In tho scene about him, and
he could not, shake off the Impression
that a sort pf mystic fate waa being
worked out In all thia. The henvena were
without a oldiul. and the myriad stars
wert twinkling like tiny eyes of fire away
off In the dark vault. Tbt broad, amooth
nlaln stretched off likt A mystic flake.
while tho hut, of tht Natches were dim-
1 visible In the great circle.
"White Hand." resumed tht dark
monarch, "I do not think that tbt Great
Spirit of our people la tht tut me God
that mad tht wbltt man. Tbt country
way beyond the great suit lake, they tell
me, la full of white men, and your God
has given them laws not like our laws.
They pray to their God for vengeance on
tbt Natches, and the dread vengeance
cornea. Like the awlft storm at night,
and likt tht bound of tbt beaBt of prey,
it cornea upon us. My son, thou canst
pray?" '
"Yes," murmured tht youth.
"Then wilt thou not pray for the Nat
ches? Wilt thou not pray that lit will
end no more calamities upon us? Thou
art good, and true, and noble. What say
tt tbOU?" .-"-' '". -
A. strange truth now flashed upon tho
youth's mind. The Indians, In their sim
ple dread of tht White man's- God, had
believed that If they could possess one
of tht true worshipers of that God, and
persuade htm to intercede for. them, tht
calamities that resulted from the prayers
of their enemies might be averted. Yet
White Hand did not wonder, for he knew
bow simple wert the ideas , that the red
men entertained of their own Deity And,
moreover, he knew that the, Indians had
often heard the monks praying, and wht n
he remembered- how direct aud common
were the appeala thus made, he did not
question the influence It must have upon
those who were wont to regard Deity as
being to he propitiated with gifts and
outer ahow, , , The . youth'a first thought
Was to try and correct the error Into
which the chief had fallen; but when he
CRiue to refJecttthat In such work lit
should have to uproot the prejudices of
lifetime, ha resolved to do as was bbr
d of him. ' v '. . : ,
"Great and mighty blig. Mid tht
youth, in tnnt tbat gavt tvldenct of bla
truth, "I think Gyd will answer my prey
on aa quickly as tbost of any of my po
pie, and ao far as tbt Nst-hs art In tbt
right, will I pray for them." '
"Aud tbou wilt toll hi m all tbt wrongs
wt suffer, and all the indlgnhlc that art
heaped upon us?"
I will," replied White Han i,
"Tben tbou aim It b tht well-beloved
of tht Natches. I-et us return uuw, an I
at wt go, I will tll the mort. The
white chief at Uoaalle Is called Chopart.
He Is a bad man, end a liar, t dare r"t
tell thee all tht eill be ba done. ; Bjt
be baa robbed us of our csttle, aul wt
can have no redress. Ht hat eneroa.bed
upon our lauds, and w cannot drive hliu
off. Ilnt OI tbt day iif deekonlng must
come, lleware. my ton. that thou It ttest
not thy sympathy -tun with tb bad
men, for the hour is nign at nana ui
hour of vengounct and retribution!' i
The king spoke no more, ouly to bid
Wblto Hand good -night when they reach
ed the ilwelUu.-, and sons t U.. r-"' was
with his pritu'vas. Truly bl sltuatl r
was a strange o, and that n'ght h
prayed loag and fervently, but ht dared
not let bl wife kuow all bis prayer.
eilAlTElt XII.
On the very evening that White Hand
reaehed the village of the White Apple
a party of Chlekaaaws stepped upon the
northern shore of Lake l'ontetuirtra n.
They were ten In number, and with tin tu
was a prisoner, who now reclined agalust
amall hickory tree. Iter aiiken gown is
torn and soiled by the thorns and buh a
through which she baa been led, hud tbt
tblu shoes art worn through till the feet
have become sore and bleeding; for the
way she has come has been a hard on.
aud many aharp bramble has bestrewn
rhepath. Kut she rests now. The Ma met
dart up from a tire near at hand. Hick
and faint, she aiuka down upon rbe soft
mossy bed at the foot of the tree, and
ere long all her dangers and troubles art
forgotten in sleep.
The fair prisoner ever and anon atarta
up with frightful dreams, until at length,
when the night Is far spent, abe la arous
ed by straiige'souads near at band, amid
which ahe ran distinguish the rush of
arms and the hum of angry voicea. Tht
Idea of escape breaks upon her mind. A
moment she gases around, aud she seca
men In conference about her, with weap
ons drawn, and voicea ralaed as if In an
ger. Hhe moves only a step, and a han.1
Is laid upon ber shoulder. A stout Chick
asaw holda her fast snd tells ber she
cannot escape. In moment more the
Chickasaw is pushed rudely aside, and
Ionise looks up into the moon-lit face of
Simon Iobale!
"Ha!" be crlea. with well-assumed as
tonlshment. "and waa my suspicion cor
rect? Have I roon my thuovoh inns
dragged away by ruthless savages? Esr'y
this morning a runner brought the news
to New Orleans tbat white glrj wu bc
ing carried off by tbe Cblckasaws, and
that their trail bent towarda tbt great
lake. A mrstlc vol. whispered thy name
In my ear. Why It was I know not; but
I started, snd I bsvt found thee. l-ooa
up. sweet I.ouIho, for tbou art safe. Thou
art rescued!"
Tbt maiden's first emotion seemed to
be to shrink from the white man, but in
moment mort she gave him her hand
"And am I fret from these savages?
she asked, gazing first into Simon's face
and then upon the motley crew about ber,
Ay, thou art, Ionise. Do you not see
that they are all quelled? Heaven must
have directed pie .tojh' PoVt tear no
more, for thou shalt be sate witn mo.
Under any other clrcnmstsncea, Louisa
might hsve been frantic with joy at amh
Mutation, but now she was moved by so
msny conflicting doubts that the coming
of the rescuers seemed to move her but
little. By tbe bright moonlight ehe could
see tbe crew about her, aud they did not
look like deadly 'enemies, o one was
Wounded,' nor' did aor one appear to be
hurt To be aure. there had been the
aound of strife, but it may have only been
a mock battle after all. At any rate, so
ran the maiden's thoughts, though she
kent them to herself.
"Come," continued Simon, artef. wait
ing some moments for. an answer that
ht did not receive "come with me now.
The savages will not dare to harm you
more, nor will they dare molest us."
Louise suffered herself to be led to the
short of tbe lake, and there she found
two bohta in 'waiting. . Slit had been seat
ed In one of them when tho chief of tbt
Chickasaw party came down and called
Simon back. A utter atnile atole over
the maiden's fact as she saw this, and
her suspicions wert well c6nfirmed when
she saw Lobols, follow th red aian up
tho' bank.' But tlje cousin returned in a
few momenta, and having sentcd himsolf
by the side of Louise, tht boats were
manned and ahoved off. -
"Tho red dog wanted me to promise
that I would not eiposo his crime to the
Governor," said Simon, after the boats
had got well Into tht lakt. "I would
have made them all prlsonera, only that
I feared you might bo harmed In the
melee. You- did not notice bow we came
unan them, and what first occurred, did
you?" ; Simon gazed aharplyv into his
companion's fact as. he thus spoke, arj
though he would read any ausplclon she
mtirht hold.
"I saw nothing until I waa grasped by
the shoulder," she truthfully replied, "for
I waa aound asleep when you camo."
"So I thought But I will explain: One
of the men who accompanied me knew
the various trails that lead to the lake,
and he guided us here.. .We, landed, and
wt found the Indians asleep, an save
one: but they were upon their feet by
the time we were up with them, and I
saw that some of them had guns. ' At
that moment I espied you asleep npon
the ground. In an instant I forbade my
men to fire, for I feared ydtf might bo
bit I told the leader of the Indians that
he waa discovered, and that If he old not
give up his prisoner, I would have tbe
whole French fore down upon his peo
ple before another sun had set. And I
furthermore told him that If he Would
quietly deliver op the maiden, we ;Would
not harm him. A acuflle ensued between
some of the red men and two of my com'
paniona, but we quickly stopped it, and
the Indians agreed to give you up if we
would let them depart In peace. I con
aonted, andyou know tho rest Was it
not fortunate that I heard the report th'g
morning? and waa It not very fortunate
that heaven whispered to me that ou
mla-ht be the prisoner?".
. "It was very fortunate," returned Lou
ise. '' A' i, I., v' i,.
. "And perhaps you thiuk K It was
strange, added Simon. "But yet I had
gome ground for, the fear, The runner
felil me that tht fiJIiins wert csj toil
Tlckfsh trsll. and I could think of no
ultra from wbsnct they could nsvt ,
brought a yotjug white maldtn captivt
in that direction ssvt frtm the estate of
our fsther. I say our fstber, for surely
ht bss been a father to m. - Tlit mort
I thought Of tbt matter, thu more con
firmed my fears beesme. A French ship
luy In the. river, and I easily hired mt
of hef men to come with nit.. O, Louise,
do you raslixe bow great U tho bleing
thus fallen upon you? Wbat must havt
Im-cu your fate bad I not found you I
iur ; i . .4. ... , ...
tltat tht tnalden .dl l not reply. ' nb
was thinking bow flimsy and Improbable
was the story ber coiopsnloa bad told,
snd shit wondered If he thought ber sixh
a, simpleton as to believe ell be said.
Ih you realize what a ftt pmst bavt
. been your.?" Hlmon urged. "A dta;h
of torture, or a life of misery." '
"I know tbe Indiana are sometimes re
vengeful, but I do cot th:uk they would
hsve murdered defenseless girl," ssld
L ultev-i - 4 ' ? r
Ah, yott do not know them. You do
not know tbest .Chickasaw,. Ibey are
monsters of croelty!" 1 ' '
And yet they bavt been very kind to
"Kind, Louise? Tben wby are you to
pale and wau? and wby so fee bit V
"Becsuse I am not well. I am sick.
Last nlgbt I had a severe fever, but my
csptors prepared somt medicine front
roots that they found in tht eurlh, and it
relieved me at onct."
"Ah, tbat was but to hold you up on
your Journey. Hut you are sica, evn
now. Ia'I me fix a plat t for repose."
Hlmon spread blanket upon the boat
bottom In the stern sheets, an I fixed It
ao that Louise could lay ber bead upon
on of tbe thwarts, and when thia waa
fixed, she availed herself of the oppor
tunity for rest thus afforded, for she
was in truth sick and faint, and hercead
ached. It was not all the result of mert
ratigue or rright, but disease had abso
lutely fastened upon her a slight cold,
perhsps at first, but now verging to
Yet Louise slept, and when she awoke.
she found the sun shining down full up
on her, and tbt boat bad reached the
southern short. Slit was assisted to
Isnd, but she could not walk. However.
horses were at hand, and when she W,as
sested In tbe saddle, the party atarted
across the land towarda New Orleana,
which they reached before noon. The
tilae contained not more than hnnlred
dwellings, aud those were humble and
primitive In foam. The territory of the
town had been laid out Into - squarue,
sixty-six in number, of thret "hundred
feet each. These sou a res were eleven in
number upon the river, and six In depth;
so that with all the obstacles of the nst
nral state of tbe land, its geographical
position had msrked It out la the mind
of Its founder as the nucleus of a mighty
city. His quick and comprehensive mind
understood the advantages of the posiucn
In commercial point of view, for he saw
tbat here was ths natursl point between
ocean and Inland navigation.
To a low, wooden bouse on Bourbon
street was Louise conducted, end at ncr
own request she was at once shown to t
bed, and a physician sent for. Ah o'd
negro woman, named Loppa, came to
wait unon her. and in a little while tn
nhvslcisn came. He whs an old man,
and well Skilled in drugs. He examined
the patUnfa pnlse, her tongue, and ask;
ed numerous auestlons, snd then an
nounced that with care ahe might be well
In a very, few days. .. -
Durlaa- the reat of that day na tut
following night Ionise ssw no more of
Simon Ixibois. Her head ached much,
but finally the old doctor.'s potions qniet
ed the nervous aetidtu and late In tht
evenlnir she sank into a gentle slumber.
On the following morning she felt mnch
better, so that the doctor smilMt when
he came. In three days from that time
b was falrlv recovered from her dis
ease, though she was very weak, partly
from tho aevere ahock she had received,
and partly from the effecta of the medi
cines she bad taken. At an evenia, me
nhvslclan deemed It not necessary to can
again, and only ordered now tbat hla pa-
tienfa diet should be strictly attended to.
Aa Louise thus began to regain her
strength, she wondered when Simon Io-
b.,U would take her home, one nan bbk-
ed hlra once, but had gained no direct an
(To be continued.)
Flood Situation la MUs?alppl Vaibry art
, t , ( .,v Oauftr,Pl.
Memtjhli, 'ttua.f Hrch 14. There
la little change in the river altoaUon
tonight, and, altLougH the rise today
has been alight, the r.tuation la con
sidered grave and the tge ol more
than 84 feet is fit ti I expected. Tbe
gauge tonight ahowa 35.8.
Tbe levee two niiU-s eonth of ' Cam-
themille, la caving badly, and the
f rttet danger is' Sooi&d (or at thia
point. . The coufitry for 60 miles
around Caruthersv ii'e U flooded, and
railway traffle it tnependod. Another
weak spot in the ievoe system apparent
now it at Vanclow, Arte., near Ureen
vllle, Mies. A "sand toil" appeared
(here last back of the levee between
tbe horns of a 1-ond In tbe river west of
Lake Chicot. Tbe "boii" wai prompt
ly suppressed, bet appearances indicate
as underground fisrare that nay prove
Private diapetcbea from Caratbers-
ville say the eituatlon there ia practl
callv unchanged, fisd that tbe embank
mente will bold a stage three feet great
er than at present.
Captain Lucas, In charge of the tlret
and becoud districts, left bere today
for Helena to personally investigate
conditions ia the White river district.
Bupplies and men were also aent there
to strengthen the levee. Supplies and
men also have been sent to Cat island,
where the roan of the watera through
the 17 mile gap in the levee ia causing
uueusinesa, and to fekan point, where
tbe strengthening work is in progress
on the embankments.
No news baa been received today
from the area in Mississippi county.
Arkansas, which was reported flooded
yesterday by water percolating through
tbe embankments, , ,
Th anirinMira hers ear the creat o
tbe rise probably will reach Memphis
Sunday, .onleM there are farther heavy
rains general over thia area. They pre
dict a record breaking stage of water on
account of the fact tbat tbe levees are
holding againat the flood.
Session Laws will Soon fee Rf ady for D-
Ovtry New Mining Corporation Bad
Boys Punished Mining Ms tt Fight
New Corporatloa Tax Law Pendleton
Painters Go Into Business.
Chinese Diplomats Not Allowed to Make
Final Bargain. . ,
Washington, March H. The pleni
potentiariea of the powera who are en
gaged at 6bangbai ia negotiating trade
treaties with tbe Chinese commission
era have discovered what they regard as
flaws in the credentials of the Chinese
agents which may make it impossible
for them to bind their government
treaty form. ' Tbe matter already has
been brongbt to the attention ot the
state department, and Mr. Conger
asking for advice, be. too, being en
gaged in tbe negotiations.
It appears tbat the Chinese commis
sioners must - memorialize toe tnrone
before the treaties will have force, and
the powers object to thia lack of au
thority on tbe part of the' commission
ers. Because Mr, Conger will have to
refer any treaty be may draw np to his
government bere for approval, preciee-
ly as the Chinese commlsionera most
do on their aide, the United States
government is. not in a position to pro
test very strongly against the sunicien-
cy of the Chinese, cedent ials, so tbat
Mr. Conger will go on with this treaty
makings, while doing his best to bave
the Chinese credentials enlarged.
"Hit Moj I'm Big Enough."
ne wasn't very big, but be -was a
sturdy Httle chap with a face that bora
the marks of much thinking and pre
mature responsibility.' I learned after
ward that he was supporting a crippled
mother and an Invalid sister vcho hod
been left helpless In the world by the
death of her father. He mlgnt have
run away from home' and evaded the
responsibility, but he didn't thinlt of It
il Just sold papers.
At the loop on 15th street a -crowa
was gathered, waiting for the evening
cars. A ragged little gin was seuing
flowers at the 15th street eud of the
waiting station when a man, rushing to
catch his car, knocked her against the
side of the building. Without stopping,
probably not having noticed wnnt he
had done he continued his rash, when
the boy stepped ' In front of nlm, de
fiantly. "--
"Say, what do you want to knock a
girl down for? Hit me; I'm big enough."
. The man paused In surprise, and then
glanced around. He .saw the flower girl
picking 'up her wares, and undewtood,
Without ft momont'a hesitation he went
back to her, gave her money enough
to niak her eyes sparkle, with Joy, and
said: ,' ; . '
"I'm sorry, my dear, that I hurt you
I didn't see." ' Then, turning to the boy,
tie continued: ""You said you -were big
enough, young man, but youVe a great
deal bigger than you think.' Men like
you will have a lot to. do with koepjng
this old world In a condition of self
mpoet." . : f '
Then he might his car and tho boy
and. the girl , stood there , wondering
what he meant. IeaiYr Times.
. i . ' Memory. ". .; .
From 123 answers to questions pub
lished two or three years ngo, Messrs.
V. and C. Henri Had that a person's first
memory pwy be of an, extent occurring
as early as the age of 8 months or as
late as 8 years--2 to. 4 years being the
usual age. p.- . ;y...v.r. ;., ..... ..
Will Leave Washington About: April 1st
and Not Return. Until June.
Washington, March 14. President
Rosevelt's contemplated western trip
was a subiect of some discussion at me
white honse today. Senators Long, of
Kansas, and Hopkins, of Illinois, and
Fonrth Assistant Postmaster General
Brisow. of KansasI talked with the
president about his tour. ' Tbe Kansas
people are urging tbe president to make
some stops in tbeir state after ' the de
dication of the exposition grounds on
April 30. Only one stop has thus far
been arranged. The president has ac
cepted an invitation to attend a meet
ing of the railway branch of tbe -Y..M
C. A., to be held at To nek a ' May 1
Few other details of tbe itinerary bave
been worked out. It has been decided
with practical definiteness that only
one trip will be made. v
Wbile no date for tne beginning of
the trip can be fixed definitely until
the senate shall bave adjourned, it Is
expected now that it will not be far
from April 1. After leaving Washing
ton the president will not return to
Washington until some time in ' June.
It is likely tbat the first two or three
weeks of the trip will be passed prin
cipally in the Yellowstone park. There
the president wilt seek rest and recre
ation, but it is understood tbat be will
do little bunting, - v ' ; '
Wholesale Mall Robbery. "
Boston, March 14. The -city police,
acting with postoffice inspectors, have
arrested five young men who, it-"is
charged, have in the last six months
robbed the mails .of $.50,000, Some ot
the prisoners, all of whom were' em
ployed aa mail wagon drivers, have ad
mitted to the inspectors that , they rip-
ced ooen the mail hags in broad day
light in places no less conspicuous than
the North-Union and South Terminal
railway stations. ITheir plunder con
siated of .gold wstches, rings, silver
ware, revolvers, knives, books, etc.
v Two Men Killed In Snow Slide.
Redding, Cal., March 14. An im
mense snow slide occurred yesterday on
the La Grange hydraulic ditch in Trin
ity county. Con McLaughlin, a ditch
tender, waa swept down in the -mighty
rush of snow and killed. " Today, while
rescuers were at work looking for tbe
body, another big slide came down and
Henry Gentry was killed. All of the
men have been called off the ditch, as
slides are occurring, right along, and
there is great danger.
Six' Albany boys bave been fined for
stoning a Chinaman. ..
Sheriff Brown and Deputies Hem pie
and Lachner. of Caker county, are all
confined at tbeir hornet with smallpox
Foreman J. E. Godfrey, of. the state
printing office, esvs that work is pto
rreasine raoidlv on tbe session laws of
1903, and that if nothing, unexpected
happens tbe laws will be out by April
1, which is much earlier tnan-trtttai.
Fifty men are working on tbe Lewis
and Clark fair site. Ten of these are
surveyors who are preparing a contour
meD. Twenty other men are clearing
away fallen trees, logs, and dead under
brush, and tbe reet are planting trees
and sbrnbi and doing nursery work.
Tbe members of the Painter's anion,
of Pendleton, w bom tbe bosses locked
oat last week, bave formed a corpora
tion and will become combined bosses
and union painters. The bostes re
fused to grant any raise in wages and
20 painters become their own managers.
The I.nckv Boy mining. .company, a
eorrjoration. has been organized unden
tbe laws of the state, and has succeed
ed to the ownership of tbe mining prop
erty in tbe Blue Kiver district hereto
fore owned by the private partnersnip
consisting of L. Zimmerman, Frank
and Fred Sharkey and N. B. 8andish.
Game Warden Quimby ia in receipt
of a copy of a report the commission
ers of fish and game of the state of
Maine have just published, thowicg
the amount of money expended by tbe
state for the preservation of game
and also tbe amount of money brought
into that state by outside sportsmen.
The local game warden thinks it would
be a good thing if Oregon followed a
similar plan and appropriated earn
cient money for tbe biring ot deputy
wardens q entorce tne game taws.
' The mining men of Eastern Oregon
have decided to invoke the referendum
aeainst the Eddy bill, which waa en
acted hv tbe last legislature, xne law
which it is the purpose to repeal im
noses a tax on all corporations doing
bnalneea in thia state in proportion to
the amount of the" capital stock. The
minine-men insist that it will retard
the growth aud the progress of the min-
irg industry in this state. Petitions
are now in course of preparation to be
circulated for signatures. It will re-'
quire over 4.000 names in order, to set
the referendum machinery in motion.
A creamery association has been or
ganized at Pleasant Hill, Lane county.
Tbe destruction' of a large barn on
the Theodore Btaiger farm, two miles
from 6aiem, resulted ; in a i loss of
$6,000. Eight valaable horses were
burned. Tramps are supposed to" bhve
started, the fire. '.
Tne fruitarowera of the vicinity of
Medford held a mass meeting there and
perfected an organization, which is
known as the Rogue River Fruitgrow
ers' union. They.adopted a constitu
tion and by-laws. '"
Flood Im Mississippi Valley Threatens tn-
' totd Damage to Property.
New Orleans, March 13. It Is gen
erally admitted by government, state
and city authorities tbat the Missis
sippi river will in all probability break
all records before the present flood be
gins to recede. Tbe gauge here tonight
chows the river to be just one foot be
low tbe high water record, and every
precaution $s being taken to prevent
serious damage and to prepare for emer
gencies. ' , T
All the levee lines are being inspect
ed and large force of men are at work
day and night. Though all the aa
thorities admit that a record stage ' Is
probable, they maintala tbat tbe levee
system is higher and stronger than ever
beforehand that the banks are pre
pared to withstand the extra strain.
The most unfortunate condition at
present ia the continuance of the rainy
weather. Thia ia having tbe effect of
softening the levees and all Louisiana
is praying for a return of sunshine.
Six hundred men are at work today at
various points sacking weak points and
raising tbe line of embankments.
Thousands of sacks of sand -are being
distributed along the river. The engi
neers report the levees between South
Port and Carrollton. in excellent con
dition. The - United States engineer
officials have promised their co
operation with the authorities in carry
ing on tbe fight against, the flood, au
(he levee boards of the state may be in
continucus session' and every foot of
levee on the river is nnder surveillance
of armed guards. , . . -
Qott Into Effect Next Year Assessors
Begin Work oa First Monday In Jan
uary An naaJ Levy by County Courts
Will Be Made at September Term
Other changes. ,
For the first time in the past four
months Eugene is entirely free of every,
contagious disease. .
The stockmen' a convention, held at
Medford' last ' Saturday, was attended
by 60 of the most prominent cattlemen
Jackson - county. -. Addresses were
a number of . well known
A temporary organization
Another meeting, will be
21 and organize per ma-.
made by
peakers. .
was made.
held March
B attain May "Next Collect from Guatemala
and Costa Rica.
New York, March 13. English in
vestors in SpaniEh-American loana and
enterprises are now looking for a sequel
to tbe Venezuelan an air in some otner
quarter of the Western hemisphere,
says the Tribune's representative in
London. The only other countries
where defaults of interest and repudi
ation of financial obligations are fla
grant are Costa Rica and Guatemala.
The external debt of tosta Kica was
scaled down to lower rates of interest,
bnt the defaults bave occurred on both
tbe interest and the sinking-, fund.
Guatemala's debt was also rearranged
for at 4 per cent, but the - interest has
not been paid. "
These count! ies are exposing them
selves to foreign coercion in the interest
of Euroean creditors. - It k not proba
ble that England will joiff'Germany in
another naval campaign against either
republic, since the British investors in
tbe two main Veneznelan loans com
plain that tbe effect of the alliance bss
been to establish preference for interior
German claims and to create a prejudice
against the-legitimata claims of bond
holders. ' '. ..(''.
Midway Islands Will Be Protected' from
. Roving Japanese Sailors. -'
Washington, March 13, The presi
dent by executive order has turned. the
Midway islands over to the navy de
partment. This was done at the in
stance the Pacific cable company, which
has asked for the protection of its prop
erty outhe isjajod.8... Roving Japanese
sailors are ia the habit, of landing on
the islands for tbe plumage of sea fowl
nd foj guano. 1 It is prpbable that the
navy will estapuan a email station on
the islands and A merican warships will
make a practice of touching there much
more frequently than they bave done
in the past.' The islands are two in
number, Sand island, having 633 acres,
and Eastern island, 245 acres. There
is a harbor afffording about 18 feet Of
water. The-islands are deemed essen
tial to the operation- of the Pacific
cable, which will touch there on its
western route from Hawaii.; ,
Wheat Walla Walla, 7475c; blue-
stem, 86c; valley; 7880o. '
Barley Feed, $23.50 per ton; brew
ing, $24. ; . v -.
Flour Best grade, $4.104.60 ; grah.
am, i3.40(S3.oo., -
Millstuffs -t Bran, $19 per ton;
middlings, $24; Bhorts, $19.60920,
chop, $18. . :
Oats No. 1 white, $1.15 1.20;
gray, $1.12)1.15 percental.
Hay Timothy, $1112; clover,
$89; cheat, $910 per ton. v
Potatoes Best Burbanks, 60 75c per
sack: ordinary. 4050c per cental,
growers prices; . Jlerced jNj$etoi$$.
2.2o per cental. - wit.'
Poultry Chickens; mixecL 12 13t!j
TOUXR.1-L&l2c; bens, 12e; xturkeyk
live, 1516cC dressed, I820o.; dnoks,
$77.50 per dozen ; geeee, $78.50.V
Cheese-Full cream-.twintv I6
17&c; Young America; 1718Kct
factory prices, 1160 less; i ;
Butter Fancy cream'ey s032J6c
per pound; extras, S0c;',;dairy,,20
tSHci store, 15 1 8c. - : -U'
Egga-i-lSc per dozen.; v.-' ' '
Hops-Choice, 2325c per Tpound,
Wool-Valiev, 12tf15c; Eastern
Oregon, 814c; mohair, 26(8 28c :- -;
' Beef Gross,- tomnfj 83Mef j,
pound; steers, 44c', dressed lc.,
, -Mutton Gross, 4c per pound;
- Lanibs Gross, Ud ; per pound ;
toga, .Gross, ' 6tfa, "pet ; pontadj
' ,.v Red Tape ia the Way. u;
New tYork, March 13.-The-state
ment that the postoffice department has
acceded to Maioonia reouest for talo-
graph communication ; through Fal
mouth 'with' 'the wireless station at
Foldhu ia understood to- oe suDstanuai
lv true, ildvs a London dispatch to the
Tribune. -The concession,5 however,
does A6t improve much the prospects of
an early establishment ot a commercial
wireless' system between England and
America. Marconi has not been able
to nersuade the postmaster general to
allow messages destined for transmis
sion across the ocean by wireless system
to be handed in as cable messages at
any telegraph office in the United King;
dom. .- : - ' - :
Salem, Oregon, March 16. Taxpay
erg in Oregon will pay taxes twice in
1904. They will pay tbe taxes levied
upon the tax roll of 1903 and also tho
taxes levied upon tbe roll of 1904.'
This is due to a change in the law i y
which taxes- are. to be paid in . tbe fait
of the same year tbe assessmsnet is
made. In order to effect this change it
waa necessary to make the taxes pay
able three months .earlier or nine,
months later. The collection, of taxes -is
already three months later than it
should be, so the legislature decided to ,
make tbe taxes payable in the preced
ing fall rather than in tbe succeeding
fan. ' ' ' ; .
v Under the present law tLe assessment
ia made after the first Monday in
March, the ascessment roll being filed
in September, the levy thereon made
tbe following January and the taxes
collected by the .first Monday in April.
Thus the taxes on th assessment of
1902 are not paid until 1903.
The new law provides that tbe assess- -or
shall on tbe first Monday of January
procure blank assessment rolls and pro
ceed forthwith to make bis assessment,
and return the roll bv the first Monday
in July, showing all the property
owned in his coounty on the first Mon
day in January. Section 360 of the
code baa been amended so as to pro
vide that the county bard of equaliza
tion shall sit on the first Monday of
July, instead of on the last Monday of
August, as heretofore. Section 3082
was 'amended so as to limit the time
for correcting the assesemsent rolls by
the board of equalization of the county
court to 20 days. ' , ,
Under tbe new Jaw county courts '
must make the annual tax levy in Sep .
tern ber following the assessment. In
order that the county cocrts may bave
information as to tbe amount required, -it
is provided that the state board of .
apportionment shall make ita estimate
of statejexpenses in July, instead of in
January, : as at present. Cities and
school districts mast notij the county
cleiks of their annual tax levies by the
first day of -September, instead of by
the first day of February, as under the
old law. Ibis gives the .county courts
full information for the levying of taxes
at the September term of court.
. All taxes are payable by the 31st day
of - December of the same year, section
3106 of the code having been amended ,
so as to make that provision. All
taxes not paid by the 31st day of De- f
comber become delinquent on that day;
provided, however j that if one-half of
the taxes due on any parcel of land are
paid by the 31st of December, the prop
erty-owner may have nntil the follow
ing first Monday in April, and if the
remainder be not then paid, it becomes
delinquent, ami, besides tne penalty,
interest at tbe rate of 12 per cent will ,
be charged on such remainder from the
31st day of December. On all dehn-
qnent taxes 'interest ia to be charged at
the rate of 12 per cent per annum from
the date of the delinquency; and if the
taxeB remain delinquent 30 days," a
penalty of 5 per cent will be added.
On all taxes paid on. or before the 31st
day of December, a rebate of 2 per, cent
will be allowed. Under the present .
jaw the rebate is 3 per cent. ' Qn'the
first Monday in February4 the sheriff.
must begin the collection Of 'delinquent
taxs by levying upon rwsonal property, '
and on the nrst Monday in-April xlose
tbe delinquent roll and return it to the
county oourt. -,. ' , '-.
County treasurers aie .required to
pay one-half the state taxes by January.
15, and the other half by July 15, but.
the provisions of this act do not apply
to any taxes heretofore levied.
Delinquent sales are to take place by
October 1.
The new law -shortens the entire
time for making an - assessment and
collecting the taxes one month;
Taxpayers will pay their 1903 taxes
in March, 1904, and their 1904 taxes
in December, 1904. . : ' . : .
v Chamberlain Sick but Hopeful.
New York; March 13, Mr-' -Cham
herhiiii'i '"Who. has 'arrive, at: Maderia,
was received thereTfith much ceremony,
Ueccrdlng-to the Tribune's London cor-
rcsnfendant.4 '-lie has suffered "severely
Irott-rais old eserny,. goat, i; during: -tne.
sa vs that Ahfr colon ial scvetary" is per-;
aonaliy satisfied witft tls'emU'tr
tour.. The GP is Sat least as
satralactorvas he expWd: ani he -as
still hopefuiof the' future, provided the
Dutch promises oN,oy alty and concilia
Uonar Kept. v v. . -.
Wireless ''telerap 'Bethwrn FortSv
New orkiIarrlhisj
tests of a w, irelesa? telegraph flstem he-.
tveeb the parw forts; were, maae toqay
under the direction jf Lientenaot-. fjoti
bnel -Dun woody, i chief signal officer
United States army, and m future .the
wireless telegraph Jwill be, used regu-
larlv for c6mmunicating "between Fort
Wadsworth, on Staten island, apd. Fort
Hancock,' at Sandy Hook, across about
15 miles of the lower bay .
Status of Isle of Plnei.
..-Havana, March 16. Minister Squiers
has returned here from r a four days'
Visit to the Isle of Pines, during which
he mad? note of the reason the Ameri
can residents have for urging United
States sovereignity over the island,
lie. will report'Jto ' Washington on tte
gitrjation. He found the Americans to
be extremely, anxious for American sov
ereignity, as .they purchased land or
stock in the four American land com
panies there in the full belief that the
United States would, assume sovereign
ity' Over the Isle of Pines. .,
X, . Drowned In a Mine, , t
jron MountalnVMich., March 16.
Fbur men are known to have lost their
lives and four others are' missing today,
the result of an accident in the Milhs
mine. The men were drowned1 by "a
rush of water 'which .flooded the north
level of a cross-put in the :mlne. ' The
accident was caused by the men working
through the wall of Weir level into
another level.'whlch Ba,d been flooded,
the water escaping through tho break
and overwhelming the miners.' .;