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OKEGON, THUKSDAY. APJtIL 23. 1903. NO. 7. '
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; I A Tala of the Early Settlers : :
GI Louisiana.
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riTAITl,'l Will
Chopart w l-old, m-klt- man. snl
, rrui'l ami avsrlilou. He b id cumimiie-
ertt a eoiiiiuniuior t the
Nttti hl fill! llV HPHotttf I.I llU ..M-M VH..II
" but one or two grave coiiipIuhH" Tnude
to Gov, Peilcr bail com iiltth euuslnu h s
retnovsi, imi lie let I lie whites be In
prs.e, but expended tile wrath upon the
. . I. . . ....
Iiunr intuitu, lie wn DOW ntllrli edited,
fur be ws euro llmt tlte beautiful vIIIabo
or flie Ytlille Apple wouU soon v hi,
and be meant fo wicket 'much money In
the trsnsttion. One tiny he est In hi
rune nmiMJ, with some of hie attemJiiiit
muiiii nun, wneu soldier dt-mnnded ad
"How now, alrrebr be demanded, "as
i ne iimn euiereii.
"I have romo with a warning." (be sol
dler replied.
"Ha! n wsmlnir Kitenk nut"
"An old woiAmii panned my poet thla
umruiug, itionietir, and Nile Imilu me tell
the French to be on their guard, for dun-
iter Ihrcaieued them."
"And from whom?"
"From the Iixlimi. They will rise nud
butcher 114 all."
"Have y..u upokcn of Ihle More?"
"I have nut." .
"Then you ahull not tell Jt to others!"
cried Chopart. in sinter. "Hare you not
aeen coouirh of thla Idle fear? What ho!
without there!"
At tbl call, two aoldlera entered, who
naually atoud In the pnMiign to obey tho
eommnndcr'a cnll.
"Take thla felluw and lock him up In
the prison," he ordered. "We'd eoou
have tho red rata down upon ua If they
knew we Iked In fear! They dure uot
offer ua harm. A way with him!"
And for conveying thla Intelligence the
poor man waa cant Into a strong dungeon,
end there kept for several daya with hla
fet In the atovks.
Hut thla waa not the only note of warn'
In ('Impart bud. Four dnya afterward,
ft aoliller tame to hi in nud Informed bint
that the Iudiaua anrely niedltiited the do
lt ruction of jhe fort, and of all Ita white
"Out, fool!" exclaimed Chopurt, an
' frlly. "Tho old hag who told you thla
only thlaka to frighten ua. 8ho tliluka
that by exciting our fear she tan fright
en ua into giving up our plan of taklnn
thotr village of the White Apple. What!
would ye abow to the Indian that we
feared them? Away with auch Idle fool
ervl Frlcked Arm wa astounded at the in
fatuatlou of the French commander, and
as a lat reaort ahe went to Chopart's
lieutenant, a man named Mace, who, ahe
Imagined, would have some Influence
with hi superior. Hut even this proved
abortive. She told Mace that destruction
would surely full upon (hem if they did
not take some mean to keep the Indiana
way from tho fort. Iiut on the Very
next day Chopart Invited all tho hi&lun
to a banquet, and pledged hla friendship
to them auow. ,
With a feeling of utter consternation.
Tricked Arm returned to her lodge. One
evening she sought White Hnnd'a dwell
ing, for she had faint ...a working
through her tulud that tho French youth
Wight have some Influence in nil this. She
knew that he had been originally doomed
to death to go and intercede face to face
with the white man's God, but she had
Sever yet fully known why he was spar
ed. She found White Hnud alone. He
gated eagerly Into her fate, for he was
nuxlous to know bow her work progress
"White Hand," she anld. speaking ab
ruptly, "why wore you spared from death
when you fust came here?"
"That I might marry Coqualln," replied
the youth.
"But was there nothing elso?" asked
the old woman, looking him sharply In
" tho face,
"Why, yes." returned White Hand,
ipeaklng with some diffl lence, for tho real
reason seemed so foolish and ridiculous
to him that be almost feared ho should
be laughed at for speaking of It,
' "And what wus that?" ' A "
"Why. I promised to pray to the white
man'a God that none of the wickedness
of the French might succeed, and also
tq tell blm bow basely the red men had
beon wronged by the invaders; for I was
of that people,, and they supposed that I
should have some Influence with my Su
. preme Father," ' .
"That's It!" tho aged princess groaned,
With her hands folded across her bosom.
"IIow?" naked the youth, in surprise.
"I knew that the Great Spirit had a
hand In this work. Tho fort at N'atohei
Is doomed past nil hope!"
. rNo not doomed!" :
' "It Is. The last stick will be removed
to-morrow, and then the blow must falll'l
"To-morrow?" " s
"No the blow falls on the day after.
The fatal atU--ks mark the Intervening
days." " ,r vc - . ,.
"And mnst all follt nil-ail?" ;
"All at Notches, but Hot elsewhere, for
the others wait yet another week, and
ere that time the whites will be warned.
But what noise is that? Hark!' There
are shouts of welcome."
They both started for the door, where
they were met by Stung -Serpent, who
caught the youth by the arm and forced
blm Into the house again. ,.
"White Hand," he said, spooking quick
ly and sternly, "remember your onth, for
your salvation may now depend upon it.
- The- white men have come to carouse in
the White Apple. Beware that you do
not forget yourself I Shall we trust you?
Mind all la well with you it you are
- "Fear not, my father," spoke the youth,
unable to repress the trembling that seis
ed ills limbs. ; ,
"Then you may conduct Coqualla to the
revelry." '
'': It wag a,. calm, warm night, and in, tho
center ol the great square were built two,
1 pres of p)tch;Woqd tq s;Te as torches,
- and here the white men and the red were
" gathered In social confab and amusement.
There were over a hundred white. men
there, and at their bead was Chopart him
self. Louis recognlxed blm at one aa a
brutal man whom h bad once seen at
New Orleans flogging an Jndlan girl
Most of the whites were decent looking
men; but before the night bad pussid
awy, White Hand shrank away to bis
lo lge, snl as be laid bis aching
upon his pillow be drew Cnquallii close
to in m, and In a sluklug tone he mur
"Alas! I em ashamed of my own peo
ple. li h all their advantage of birth
nud educationwith the enlightenment of
ages a their heritage, tbey are but iv
ages still!"
The next day found some doxeo of the
I'ri-nchmen still at the Indian village
Hut the Great Sun himself, with a few
of bis warriors, accompanied them to the
town, aud there the dark monarch prom
Ued Chopart that, in consideration of bis
k I ml 11 run In allowing them to remain so
long In their vlllug, they would bring
mote than the quantity of corn promised
"On the morrow," he said, "we will
come with our tribute xt corn, double
wjmt we promised, and on the next day
we shall leave the village of the White
"Hut stay," ciL'd Chopart, "we will
nave one more cnrotmal ere we nart. Th
night you shall bring your warrior here,
nuI we II cheer our souls."
"Our white brother speaks kindly," re-
turned the Great Hun; "but will he not
be wroth at the rudeness of my people?
"No. Briug thorn, and we'll pledge
"Thy red brother will rome." 1
"And his braves with him?"
"It shall be so."
And that night ssw the scene of ca
rousal changed to Nstches. And there
they sat the rfnomer and the doomed!
And they pledged eternal friendship! The
white man hud planued to rob the red
iiiiiu of his birthright to drive him from
bis home, prof mie his temple, and plow
up bis fathers grsves! The rej man
bad planned to keep hla home, to main
tain micred bia temple, to guard well his
fathers' graves, and that this should be
doue, the invader was to be swept away!
It was a atrange pledge, but the white
man was the first to offer It.
It was after midnight when they sep
arated, and the stars lighted the Natcht a
to their homos. When they rt-a hed their
village, the Great Kun, In company wl:b
tils clilefs aud nobles, .went to the tern
ple and entered. They approached the
place where the sticks haa hung, but
there were none there now. The leathern
thong bung against the wall, but there
wna nothing In them.
"Chiefs, nobles and warriors of the one
powerful Natcbes, may not tbl be the
eve of our re-awakening? Tho day Is
pant the morn comet U! Shall not the
N a tcliei once more stand at the bead of
tuitions? To-morrow we open the path.
and henceforth from 'that time let our
enemies beware! The Great Spirit is with
us, while the white man's God has for
saken him. What shall we fear? Sleep
now, but Wp not too soundly nor too
long. Jet the sun find us ready to bid
him welcome so shall we do honor to
the parent of our great first king!"
Thus spoke tbe Great Sun, aud aa he
cloned, he moved slowly towards tbe
door, and bis chiefs followed him; and
ere long afterwards the village of the
White Apple waa wrapped in silence; but
there were two there who slept not.
White Hand still prayed that the coming
death blow might not extend to bis fath
er, and the wish kept sleep from his eyes.
And he who watched the sacred fire now
felt his duty doubly binding, and sleep
came not to him, as be still kept up bis
tireless vigils.
At an early hour the Great Sun and
Stung Serpent were astir, and when the
first rays of the morning sun darted into
the beautiful vale, they rested upon all
the warriors of the Natcbes there as
sembled. Such as had pistols carefully
loaded them, and hid them away with
their hunting knives in their bosoms.
Their tomahawks were sharpened and
slnng to their belts, and all took their
guns. Then each man of tho common
dims went and got his bag of corn, and
having set it down, they commenced their
war dance. But they made hot such hide
ous noise as usual only enough to pro
pitiate the Great Spirit, and make blm
acquainted with their Intent.
It was well In the morning when they
set out, and by the middle of the forenoon
they reached Natohes. Tbey entered the
place dancing and singing, and straight
way carried their corn to the fort Then
the red men began to separate some this
way and some thnt. Every house had
one or more vUltors, .according to the
number of people in t. Some begged for
milk, some asked to buy powder and shot,
for which they promised to pay in corn
at some .future day. A richly stored
bafge lay at tho pier, which had come up
the day before, and on board this a num
ber of Indians crowded. Into the fort
they crept by different ways, presenting
themselves wherever there was a white
man, until at length they were distribut
ed wherever there was a blow to be
struck. -
.At length a sort of solemn. stillness
reigned over the devoted town, ns though
the denth-angel had bushed all heait.
But hark! What Is that horrid yell that
comes from the fort a yell that make"
the very blood freese, and causes the
hair to stand onjend? What are those
fearful cries those maniac shouts and
those despairing groans?
- 'The ' general assassination of the
French took so little time that the execu
tion of the deed and the preceding signals
were almost one and the same thing. One
single discharge closed the whole .affair,.,
It cost the Natches only twelve men to
destroy two hundred and fifty, through
the fault of the commanding odlcer, who
alono deserved the fate which was shar
ed' by his unfortunate companions.
Some half dozen Frenchmen escaped,
as by a miracle, this general massacre,
and made Jieir way to ,New Orleans in
safety. The women and children of the
whites were mostly saved to be kept as
prisoners. .. '
Of course the Notches supposed that
all the whites in the couutry were now
dead. Not one of them dreamed that
they had beei deceived luto striking a
week too early. So they caroused In the
town all night, and on the next morning
they started for their vllluge. They bn
spared two men whqm they retained a$
prisoners, aqd who escaped from them
after having served them some weeks.
One was a wagoner, named Mayeux whq
was kept to transport the goods of the
French tq tbe Indian village; and tbe oth
er was a tailor, named Lebeau, whose ser
vices they wanted in fashioning the
French garments to their own use.
On the next morning. White Hand waa
startled by the return of tbt Natches,
J Is went out, but bia heart sickened at
the scene be wus destined to witness.
Two hundred and fifty human beads
Hot those who know the Indian charac
ter can imagine the horrid orgies tb7
might bold when fired with revenge aud
flushed with victory. Krea tbe historian,
who deals only with stubborn facts, lajs
down hi pen In silent horror when lie
finds himself In tbe midst of Lebeau'
narrative of what he saw In tbe Inllan
village, and bids bis readers spare hint
the recital.
White Hand crept back to hla lolge,
and Coqualla found blm there pale- and
faint She bathed his temples and brow,
and after a while he revived, but be dar
ed not venture-out
"Alas, my companion!" murmured tbe
prince, "they make horrid pomp over
their victory, but It hs cost them dear,
though they realise It not now. My peo
ple are now blind, but they shall awake
to sense and sight and know that the
best man of them ill Is goner
"Coqualla r uttered the youth, starting
up. It wa a mere Interrogative.
"My father U wounded, even onto
And as the msldvn thus aooke'tral Sumner succeeds him aa com
sne bowed tier Head and the big tears
trickled down between ber fingers.
"When? HowT asked White Hand,
forgetting for the moment the deep terror
of bis own aoul in tbe grief of bis com
panion. ' ' y - -
' He received a bullet In his bosom yes.;
terday. But he sent me for you. Come." i
White Hand arose and followed Co-
qualla from the lodge. In tbe center of
... "- is v., . iu, . uui
ii, oeiore ine icinpie, mere
was a fire kindled, but the youth dared
uot look towarda It, He knew Its terrl-
ble purpose, and with quickened steps be
hurried, stopping his ear wlih bis fingers
to shut out the sounds that fell upon hi
ears. Hut fortunately he bad not far to
go.. When he entered Stung Serpent's
dwelling, be found the women thc cry
ing and yelling In despair. Uuon bis bed
of bearskins lay Stung Serpent, breathing
Heavily, and ever and anon raising bis
bead to listen to the sounds tbst came
from the square. When hi eyes rested
upon White Hand, he beckoned tbe youth
forward, at tbe same time bidding tbe
others stand bark.
Sit thee down by my side." be said.
"for I have much to say to thee."
yulckly tbe youth ant down, for he
hoped ho should now know some things
that were only hla at present bv susnl-
(To be continued.)
IIow Taplter PlBrina Knocked Oat
Croer la OlymsUn Nectar.
Tbe boss of high Olyuinus looked up
from bia cop with a wry expression.
"Wbat'a the matter, June?" Inquired
Juno, aa she dipped Into tbe ambrosia
"Ifa this nectar," replied the eminent
Olympian. . "It ain't up to the standard.
bat'a the matter with It?"
"In my opinion." aald Juno, as she
took a Bpoonful of the honey of Hybla,
"It's all the fault of the trust. They
have let the quality run down. Aud
nt tbe same time they bare raised tbe
'Trust!" cried Jupiter. "What trust
la that?"
'The Olympian Nectar trust," replied
Juno. "I thought you knew all about
Mercury la the president and gen
eral manager, and he and Apollo are
the board of directors. Mars wanted to
buy In. but tbey wouldn't let blm. They
claimed be was too quarrelsome. Tbey
gave Neptune 100 shares of preferred
on condition that he'd help them water
the Btock. I thought you heard of It
at the time."
Jupiter looked black, says the Cleve
land Plain Dealer, as he pushed away
from the table.
"I hear of It now for the first time,"
ho growled, and the echoes of his growl
reverberated among the distant hills.
"And what's more, I don't expect to
hear of It again. Syndicate my nectar,
will " they! Why, blame their pesky
bides, what do they mean by It?"
"There, there, Juple,'! said Juno, In
her most soothing tone, "don't get bo
riled. The boys didn't know how vexed
you'd feel about It."
"Well, they'll soon find out! Haven't
they a plant somewhere, or some
thing?" "There It is," said the statuesque one.
as she pointed to a lower terrace.
Jupiter grimly smiled.
"We won't have to wait for any Su
preme Court decision la this case," he
remarked, as he stepped to the nearest
cupboard and drew out what looked to
be a half-dozen metallic skyrockets.
At sight of them Juno gave a little
scream and put her hands over her
ears. A moment later Jupiter stood
by the 6pcn window and drew back
his massive arm. There was a blind
ing flush-nnd a startling report, and
the nectar- plant on the terrace below
trembled to Its base. Thunderbolt fol
lowed thunderbolt, and when the sixth
was thrown there wasn't a vestige of
the building left.
"There," said Jupiter, as he wiped
his hands on his napkin and calmly re
sumed his seat at the .table, "I fancy
tliat'B one way of solving the trust
problem. Pass the nightingale tongues,
Question of Degree.
The philosophy of human existence
was discussed in the presence of the
representative of the Washington Star,
"It Is my opinion," remarked the first
sage, "that a man who haa a college de
gree Is very likely to be, successful In
'True,' answered the other, fresh
from the reports of the commencement
exercises In, the newspapers, '.'and It la
a rule that works both ways. A man
who Is successful In life Is very likely
to get a college degree."-
From Habit.
Mr. Brown Good mornlna
Jones; now s your wire i
Mr. Jones (who Is deaf anddidn'tquKe
understand) Very blustering ami dis
agreeable a!n. this issuing.
Com pre hen Review of the Import
ant HaprWngi of tbe Past Week,
Presented la Con4eu4 Form, Mos
Likely to Pror Interesting to Our
Many Ru!era.
Woodbunl N. J., National Bank of
ficials aay a man deposited $18,500,
t.carly all 1A 120 gold oiecea. that had
lain burle in bit back yard for years.
Burton Parker, a sorter In the Chi
cago Postofflce, baa been arrested on
tbe charge of robbing the malls. He
confessed. .He la supiaed to have se
cured 1800.
General J. C, Bates, the new com-
UiAude of tbe Department of the
Lakes, has arrived at Chicago. Gen
manaer or me Department or me Mis
Passenger train No. 4, on the North
ern Pacific, ran Into a freight on a aid
lng at a station 12 wiles west of Dick
inson, N. D. Fireman uieason was
killed and the engineer Injured. A
switch had been left open.
-rt.. 1r ui-. ,m r. ,
,,,, v v th, tu nAM.
1 land
on nearh
bulkheads, and the Inrush-
)njf W8U.r8 flooded tne ccnars and de,
-M .
.Brighton Beach Hotel. The waves
rose aa high aa 20 feet.
The big bronze statue of Atlas,
which haa stood on the fourth floor of
the old Times building, Chicago, for
more than, a third of a century, and
which waa placed In the structure by
Wilbur F. Storey, haa been stolen.
The statue weighed more than a ton.
A Chicago man proposes to capture
Havana's stray dogs, use them aa bait
for sharks In the harbor, and when
sufficient are gathered, blow them up
with dynamite. The Havana Munici
pal Council pays 3 for each female
shark destroyed, nnd $2 for each male.
"There's millions In" It."
An Immense Dow of oil was struck
at 1200 feet In a well at Hartford, O.,
la new territory.
An explosion has. occurred at the
military powder factory near Lisbon,
Portugal. Several persona were
killed. , : ;
Sir Chen Tung Llan Cheng, the new
Chinese Minister, has accepted the In
vitation of the World's Fair Commia-!
sloners to participate in the dedica-,
Hon at St. Louis.
Two carlo-ids of military tents
promised by the militia department
for the use of Immigrants have been
received at Winnipeg. Fourteen hun
dred more are expected.
Canada proposes to retailiate for
German tariff discrimination byadd
Ing one-third to the duty on German
Imports. Machinery for placer min
ing will be admitted free for one year.
The fast mall on the Louisville &
Nashville for New Orleans, yan Into
an open switch near Castleberry, Ala.,
and was wrecked. Mai! Clerk Dono
van and the Negro fireman were kill
ed. Engineer "Wright and mail clerks
Byers, Eaton and Stratton were pain
fully injured.
The Cripple Creek Tunnel Trans
portation & Minlnsr Company, of Crip
ple Creek, Colo., has obtained an In
junction against a number of mining
companies to prevent them from driv
ing a big district tunnel through one
of its claims. The company has also
brought suit against the El Paso Con
solidated Gold Mining Company for
water supplied. .
Kansas bank deposits now amount
to J30.000.000, or over $60. for every!
man, woman and child in the state. - j
The Methodists propose to merge the
Methodist Book Concern of New York
and the Western Methodist Book Con
cern of Cincinnati and Chicago.
Nearly 300 was found in searching
a hovel occupied by Patrick Flynn,
near Belvldere, N. J. He was 82 years
old and a hermit. He was found dead,
Fire which started in the Capital
Hotel at West End, a summer resort
near New Orleans, La., destroyed that
building and a number of business
houses. The loss Is 75,000.
Rocks from a blast at a cutting in
t Bronx, New York City, street, broke
many windows, wrecked a house, in
jured a baby and scared a woman near
ly to death.
Two Hungarians were killed and two
injured at Pittsburg in a belated ex
plosion of dynamite at the New Mount
Washington tunnel of the west L.1D-
erty Traction Company.
The Washington theater at Rome, N.
Y., was destroyed by fire. The loss is
between $125,000 and $150,000, about
half covered by Insurance. A score
of people were Injured when the walls
of the theater fell.
Brigadier-General Frank D. Baldwin
has taken charge of the Department
of the Colorado, succeeding General
Frederick Funston.
Governor Peabody, of Colorado, has
ordered the members or the Denver
Fire and Police Board to answer
charges of malfeasance and misfeas
ance in office In permitting gambling.
The trial of Dr. Joseph Alexander,
of Indianapolis, on the charge of
grave-robbing has been Indefinitely
postponed, because the Negroes un
der indictment have refused to testi
fy against him.
The body of Rear-Admiral George
F. Balknap was"burled with military
honors at Arlington cemetery.
A tornado In the vicinity of Bloc-
ton, Ala., wrecked several housea and
did considerable, damage to farming
property. The towns of Coleanor and
Garney also suffered. No ' fatalities
were reported,,
An anonymous letter, threatening to
burn the town''by fire and dynamite,"
unless $2500 la left at a designated
place, has caused great excitement at
Montgomery, ma, i uere have been I
several incendiaw firea there lately,
, ..J. ""J LI 11 . . i n i ,
Minnesota Christened try Hill's Daughter
Largs Crowd Present.
New London, Conn., April 17. In
the presence of thousands of specta
tors. Including many visitors from
New York, Boston and other cities,
the steamship Minnesota, the largest
vessel ever built In this country ad
the greatest cargo carrier in the
world, was launched yesterday at the
yards of the Eastern Shipbuilding
Company at Groton. The sponsor of
the .mammoth ship waa Miss Clara
Hill, daughter of J. J. Hill, president
of the Great Northern Company, for
whom the vessel waa built, to become
part of the company's Pacific and
Oriental carrying service.
As the last restraining link that
held the ship to its place on the ways
waa severed, Miss Hill moke & bottle
of wine over the steel bow and named
the craft the Minnesota. After the
launching luncheon was served to the
guests of the shipbuilding company In
tne moid lort or the yard.
Final preparations for the launching
or the Minnesota were begun early In
the day at the yard of the Eastern
Shipbuilding Company, in Groton, the
entire force being busied In knocking
away the heavy blocking and getting
every'last detail in readiness for the
Initial plunge of the big ship into the
water. While the preliminary work
waa going on thousands of people
from various vantage points watched
tbe labors of the men and viewed the
immense proportions of the Minnesota
and her sister vessel, the Dakota,
which, is to be launched a few months
Every trolley-car from Norwich, ve
hicles from the suburban districts and
special trains on the New York, New
Haven & Hartford Road brought loads
of spectators, and by it o'clock the
streets bore the appearance of a uni
versity boat race. The weather was
cloudy. A stiff northeast gale was
blowing, and the air was chilly enough
to make heavy coats desirable.
Sub-Committee f Senators Appointed to
VUlt the Territory.
Washington, April 18. Senator
Beveridge, chairman of the Committee
on Territories, has named Senator
Dillingham, of Vermont, Burnham, of
New Hampshire, Nelson, of Minneso
ta, and Patterson, of Colorado, a sub
committee to visit Alaska this Sum
mer for the purpose of making a thor
ough investigation of conditions in
that territory with a view to recom
mending legislation or amendments to
existing, laws to the Senate when it
Senator Nelson Is a member of the
Committee on Public Lands and Sena
tor Patterson is a member of the Com
mittee on Mines and Mining bo that
the sub-committee will include in its
membership senators familiar with
the West The sub-committee will
have complete control of the inves
tigation to be made, the only sugges
tion made -by the committee when
the latter was before it being that
there should be an inquiry On the
ground into conditions in Alaska, as
it was felt that current information
was too meager and Indirect to -enable
Congress to grasp the actual con
ditions. Hearins will be held wher
ever the sub-committee thinks best
and much personal investigation will
take place
Senator Beveridge will not go to
Alaska, as he purposes to take a. rest
from labor, of all kinds up in the
Maine" forests during July and August
Witness Says Governor Offered to Pay
for Qocbel Murder.
Frankfort, Ky.. 'April 17. Fra-nk
Cecil, who has been away from Ken
tucky since his Indictment last year
as accessory to the murder of Gover
nor Goebel, and who recently surren
dered, gave some sensational testi
mony In the trial of James Howard to
day. Cecil corroborated Culton,
Broughton, Golden and others as to
the alleged conspiracy. He also said
that Caleb Powers, then Secretary of
State, told him that 'a man had been
secured to come here from the moun
tains to kill Goebel. If this man fail
ed to arrive Powers told him, he (Ce
cil) would be paid $2500 if he would
fire the shot. Cecil says he declined.
Governor W. S. Taylor, he testified,
called him into his private office and
told him the same thing. Governor
Taylor said he had saved $2500 frm
bis campaign fund, and that he would
pay immediately.- Governor Taylor
also mentioned Youtsey to the wit
ness, and referred witness to him.
Contraband Chinese Captured.
Seattle, April 18. The capture of
11 contraband Chinese and a white
man, alleged to have smuggled them
In a sloop, was effected this morning
by three customs officials near the
coal-bunkers. Harry Thomas, the
white man is in the county jail await
ing a hearing, which will take place
lomorrow. Another man, alleged to
bo the owner of the sloop, jumped
from the boat and although v three
shots were fired at him, he escaped un
der the wharf. The Chinese, with the
exception of one, were ordered deport
ed this morning by United States
Commissioner Kiefer, '
Will Merge Lehigh Valley Lines.
Philadelphia. April 17. The board
of directors of the Lehigh Valley Rail
road Company today authorized Pres
ident Thomas to proceed at once with
the consolidation of the nine lines
owned and controlled by the com
pany in New York and New Jersey.
This action is to be taken for the pur
pose of concentration and economy in
management and oDviaung tne neces
sity for separate boards of directors,
One company In each state will man
age the lines to be merged, ; , ...
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Opium Smuggling In Montana.
Havre, Mont,, April 18. Govern-
mint Afftninia haiiAVA rnev nave un-
onrthed the first case of opium smug-'the
gling brought to light on this section
of the border line in many months. '
John Tegan, employed in Harlem, 14
mtiB east of here, as a harper, is ai-
leged to have been caught In the act of the lake lines and labor contractors
of conveying 50 pounds of the drug to who supply men for dock work along
a friend In Great Falls. It is said , the Chicago river. The demand is
smuggling has been carried on in the ( backed by the International Long
vicinity across the Canadian line for shoremen's, Marine and Transport
some time. I
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Specimen From Near W 11 holt Springs
of Excellent Quality.
According to a report brought from
the vicinity of Wilhoit Springs, 25
miles east of Oregon City, In the' foot
hills of the Cascade Mountains, and in
Clackamas county, that portion of the
county is likely In the near future to
prove one of the greatest wealth-pro
ducing sections of tEe county. ,F. C
Barstow, ot that place, has a sample
of coal which he says has been taken
from a ledge just unearthed on his
claim, which he claims to have been
looking for for the past 12 months.
The sample that he showed was al
most pure carbon, and was as fine a
specimen of the "black diamond'" as
can be found anywhere between the
two oceans. According to his story the
vein is from six to ten feet thick and
bhows every Indication of being per
It has long been known that there
are fine prospects for coal In that sec
tion, and many samples of coal picked
up from the hillsides have heen exhib
ited, but it is said that this is the first
find of any consequence, and It Is now
helieved that claims that have not
been filed on in that vicinity will jsoon
be taken up.
As the new electric railroad, for
which C. D. Latourette recently se
cured a franchise, is supposed to run
to the vicinity of Wilhoit Springs, it
is Deiieved mat this find will be an In
centive to hurry up the building of the
road. ,
Scttlcrs for Wallowa County.
A party of Immigrants, numbering
60 men, women and children, arrived
a few days ago from Hlnton. W. Va..
and will locate. Many will go to El
gin and perhaps to Wallowa county,
where already many from their state
are alreadylocated. They are all in
search of Government land that can
De homesteaded. .
Treat for Music Lovers.
The student3 and citizens of Eu
gene are anticipating a ereat musical
treat when the State Oratorio Society
renders us programme in Villard
Hall, May 12, 13 and 14.
Financial Condition Good.
The semi-annual financial report of
Columbia county officers for the six
months ending March 31, has been
completed and it shows a total in ail
or the.Xunds.of nearly $40,000. The
total resources of the county are $43, wntie the total liabilities are
the latter consisting of war
rants on the general and road funds
that have not been presented for pay
ment. There is no auch a procedure
in that county cf indorsing, warrants
"not paid for want of Xum'.g." . j.
' Examined Salem Bar.
David B. Og'den, of Portland, an en
gineer of the Government River and
Harbor Department, .was in Salem and
made soundings. In .-the Willamette
River near Salem to ascertain' what
changes have taken place in the chan
nel. He also made such investigations
is will be of, use "to his office i case
it should be .necessary to build a re
etment in order to keep the river in
its channel. x - ,.
Had Good Run.
The fourrBtamp -mill recently install
ed at the new Kremer & Palmer mine,
on Mount 'Reuben; has been completed
and given Its trial "run, with excellent
results. The Kremer & Palmer is one
of tire richest and most promising
mines of Southern Oregon, and is an
other of the properties of this mineral
jone that has arisen from a mere pros-
T-ect to a paying mine within the
course of a few months.
. Snow Scares Grant Stockmen.
Three inches of snow fell over most
of Grant county last week, causing
considerable alarm to the scores of
stockmen who had just turned out on
the range. Skits of February have been
carried into April this season,, numer
ous scant falls of snow being inter
mingled with xhill weather, the' com
bination proving rather trying on
stocR. . KancnersLaowujsxa.
ious for. things to moderate.
Fears for Clackamas County Fruit
1,1 The heavy hail storm of last week
did considerable damage to fruit In
different sections of Clackamas coun
ty, many of the fruit trees being
in full bloom, and the entire blossom
uemg anocKea on me trees, xne
weather of the whole week has been
immoderately cold, and it is believed
that the fruit crop is baaly damaged,
if not entirely killed.
Wife nurderer Suicides.
John de Falco, the Italian .convict
who was serving a life sentence at the
penitentiary for killing his wife In
Portland on February 26 through Jeal
ousy, ended hla existence at the prison
by cutting his throat and severing his
windpipe with an instrument known
as a cell knife, with a blade about one
Inch long.
May Make 100,000 Idle.
Chicago, April 16. On the result of
a meeting to be held tomorrow depends
question of a strike which may in-
volve 100,000 workmen on the Great
Lakes. An ultimatum on wages Is to
be presented by the package freight-
nanaiers at umcago to tne managers
woriters Association.
Moroiea Casta CclcstiaU Were Mot
Victims of Mob Violence.
Cnlted States District Attorney J.
H. Hall, of Portland, has been la
Baker City several days making In
quiry about n aliased ontraga per
petrated on ft lot Ot Chii!nvfn entrap:!
in mining near Mormon ILmia Usa
summer. It will be remembered that
a lot of toughs made a raid on the
Chinese placer mines over there and
robbed them of all their gold dust and
money. Three of the Chinamen were
badly injured and several houses
It. waa not a mob but a raid of a lot
of thieves and robbers, who, the better
to intimidate their victims, burned
their homes and assaulted the jn-
The Chinese government it Is un
derstood, has made a claim against
Uncle Sam for $100,000 damages and
it Is for the purpose of looking up the
facts in the case that Mr. Hall has
been sent taere.
Ws Caught Out of Season and All Packed
In Ice. ,;
Water Bailiffs Smith and Jones and
Deputy Wbrden Webster were looking
for poachers near the mouth of the
Clackamas when they ran Into as fine
a lot of salmon packed ia Ice aa their
eyed had seen for many a long day.
More than 2200 pounds were taken
from the pack and shipped to Port
land, where they were placed in cold
storage. t
After, leaving this big find of sal
mon, the men proceeded up the river
to look for a location for a fish way.
On their way they hroke their oars
and were forced to beat ashore, and
almost under their eyes they discov
ered 20 fine steelhead3, which they ap
propriated. It has long beea known that salmon
fishing out of season was being indul
ged ia in tne Clackamas, but that tt
was being carried on oa such a large
scale was not dreamed of, and strenu
ous steps will be taken to stop it.
Takes Place In The Dalles Land Office.
Miss Frances N. Osborn. of Wash
ington, D. O, who for the past six
years has been a clerk in the General
Land Office, has arrived at The Dalles,
to assume his position in the local
iana omce.
Lumber Dropped Into Eay.
Part Of fhe doob nt tha Tnlr
Lumber Company's sawmill, at Hob
sonville. on Tillamook Rav iior,o,i '
and 60,000 feet of dressed lumber went
into the bay with it A gang of men
were put to work and saved the lum
ber. ;
Grouse Mountain Mine Resumes.
The Grouse Mountain Gold Minlnsr
& Milling Company will resume oper
ctions at once. The superintendent
has gone to Bohemia with a force of
men. This company owns valuable
property on Grouse Mountain which
adjoins the Noonday and Knott mines,
being an extension of the Champion.
They will work a double shift further
to improve the property as originally
mapped out . This company is held as
a close corporation and backed by
some men of money and influence.
Bond Proposals Carried.
At a special election held in Baker
City , to vote on a proposition to issue
bonds for the purpose of constructing
a sewer system and erecting a City
Han, the City wall bonds carried by a
vote of four to one, and the sewer
bonds five to one. Both improvements
will be started at once. .
. Wheat Walla Walla, 70 72c; blue-
r ley feed, $21.50 per ton; brew
ing, $23.
. flour Best grade, $3.P54.25; grab
am, 3.453.85. "
Millstuffs Bran, $19 per ton;
middlings, $ 24; shorta, $19.60020.
chop, $18.
Oats No. 1 mhUa 41 IK rift 1 Of.
grayi i.12Kl.15 percental. ' '
Hay Timothy, $1313.50;-clover,
$10(311; cheat, $11(312 per ton.
Potatoes Best fiurbanks, 60c per
sack; ordinary, 25 40c per cental,
growers' prices; Merced sweets, $S
3.60 per cental.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, ll12c;
young, 1314c; hens, 12c; turkeys,
live, 1617c; dressed, 2022c; ducks,
$77.60 per dozen; geese, f 66.50.
Cheese Full cream, twins, 16
17c; Young America, 18 13$c;
factory priceB, llc less.
Butter Fancy creamery,: 22c per
pound; extras, 21c; dairy, 2022)c;
store, 1618c.
Eggs 15a16Kc per dozen.
Hops Choice, 1920c per pound.
Wool Valley, 124'15c; Eastern
Oregon, 814)c; mohair, 353Co.
Beef Gross, cows, 34e per
pound; steers, 4 4 5c; dressed, 70.
Veal 88,c.
Mutton Gross, 77c per pound;
dressed, 89c. '
Lambs Gross, 4c per pound;
dressed, 7c.
Hogs Gross, 77&c per poond;
dreseed.Sf 8c, ,
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