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HOOD RIVER, OREGON, SATURDAY. JULY 21, 1894.
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A decision was handed down by the
Supreme Court last week affirming the
famous case of Raymond vs. Flavel, de
cided by the lower court in favor of the
defendant some time ago. This case in
volves the title to a large tract of land
now included within the city limits of
Flavel, and the opinion of the Supreme
Court confirms the title of the Flavel es
tate, which was attacked by the plaintiff,
Raymond. C. W. Fulton represented
the Flavel heirs, and both he and his
clients are being . congratulated on the
favorable termination of the case.
The State improvements of the public
, mineral springs at Sodaville are now in
course of construction. The State owns
an acre of land surrounding and includ
ing the mineral springs, and the last
Legislature appropriated $500 to improve
this ground. Those who have charge of
the work have planned a great deal more
than the f 500 will do, and the next Legis
lature will be asked to appropriate more
money. ; The work already begun con
sists of a large summer-house covering
the springs. It is to have cement floors
on the lower story and, is to be a hand
some structure when completed.
An order for 72,000,000 matches has
been received from the East at a Tacoma
: Several carloads of cattle blockaded
at Ritzville were unloaded and driven
across country to the Great Northern.
Skagit county School Commissioners
have bought 250,000 feet of three-inch
planks for flanking roads on the Samish
flats. . .. '
An effort is being made to stop the
wanton slaughter of elk in the Olympia
Mountains. The Indians kill them
simply for the hides and tallow.
A handsome traveling saleswoman is
doing the Sound towns for a San Fran
cisco grocery house, and even Washing
ton .chivalry does not prevent the local
trfede journal from laughing her to scorn.
Chief Mah-sa-lah of a tribe of the
Kiilispel Indians is in jail at Colville on
the charge of burglary. , Mah-sa-lah
stole some provisions from a farmer's
cabin about two weeks ago, and was ap
prehended for the offense. The Chief
tian says he feels very bad about going
to jail, for the reason that his father and
all his1 "relatives before him were good
men and he himself is a good man, and
he fears that some of his near kin will
commit suicide on account of the dis
grace they feel over the unfortunate af-
fair. - :-.
ALASKAN NEWS. '
Great Immigration Going to the Yukon
.i River Mining Section.
Portland, Or., July 9,-The Alaska
papers just come to hand report that
never in the history of the Yukon river
mines have so many people started from
Juneau for that section in one season.
Over 400 people in all degrees of experi
ence, financially flush, and broke, and
of all trades from the clerk, doctor and
, professional man to the workingman,
have made a rush to the gold fields of
the Yukon river and its numerous trib
utaries. The upshot to many of the in
experienced will be bitter in its failure,
because they had nothing in common
with the requirements of the 'Country.
They had neither money, friends nor
mining experience to rely upon in their
extremity. But in many cases the men
had become desperate and were willing
to take great chances with the rest,
since the strikes, financial depression
and hard times had cast them loose from
all employment, and they had conse
quently little to lose in striking out for
the greatest gold-bearing placers in
North America. That the Yukon coun
try offers great opportunities for the
financial advancement of the skillful
placer miner, says the Juneau City
Herald, is beyond dispute, as the many
living examples of successful miners fur
nish ample testimony. Many of ' the
Juneau miners have made in one season
a handsome stake. But they went pre
pared and equipped for several seasons'
work and were pioneers in frontier life.
The Silver Queen mine is working
.well, the ledge presenting a better show
ing than ever. Mr. Hammond has al
ready shipped 200 tons of ore to the Ta
coma smelter. Great improvements are
being made in the Treadwell mine.
Skun-doo, the Chilkat Indian doctor
who starved a klootchman to death for
alleged witchcraft, has been bound over
for trials and has been lodged in jail at
Sitka, Deputy Marshal Hale taking him
from Juneau over on the Topeka. It is
time some of the Indian doctors were
strung up for their inhuman treatment
A; MILITARY EDICT.
General Miles Issues Instruc
tions to His Troops.
DEPARTMENT OF MISSOURI.
To Aid the United State Marshals to
. Disperse, Capture or Destroy All
Bodies of Men Obstructing the Mail
Routes In Hostility to Injunctions!
Chicago, July 10. The following order
was issued this afternoon by General
Miles, addressed to all United States
troops serving in the Department of the
The acts of violence committed in the
last few days in the stopping of mail
trains and postroads; the blocking of
interstate commerce; the open defiance
and violation of the injunction of the
United States Courts ; the assaults upon
the Federal forces in the lawful dis
charge of their duties ; the destruction,
pillage and looting of the inland c
merce property belonging to citizens of
the different States, and other acts of
rebellion and lawlessness have been of
such a serious nature that the duties of
the military authorities are more clearly
rPVtn n.Anl.maiinn if tliA fi ! 1 nil
the Commander-in-Chief of the land
and naval forces, and the State militia,
when called on to serve, is understood
by the military to be in the interest of
humanity and to avoid the useless waste
of life, if possible. It is an executive
order for all law-biding citizens to separ
ate themselves from the law-breakers
and those in actual hostility to the action
of the United States Courts and the laws
of the national government. He has
defined the attitude of these law-break
ers to be enemies of the government.
and hence it is the duty of the military
forces to aid the United States Marshals
to disperse, capture or destroy all bodies
of men obstructing the mail routes, and
in actual hostility to the injunction of
the United States .Courts and the laws
of the United States.
This does not change the relationship
of the Federal officials with the local
authorities, as it is expected the State
and municipal governments will main'
tain peace and good order within the
territory of their jurisdiction.' Should
they fail or be overpowered, the military
forces will assist them, but not to . the
extent of leaving unprotected property
belonging to or under the protection of
the United States. The officer in the
immediate command of the troops must
be the judge as to what use to make of
the forces at his command in executing
his order in case serious action be re
quired, and when he has the time he
will communicate with his next supe
rior for his instructions. The earnest
efforts of the law-abiding citizens have
done much to improve the condition of
affairs during the last few days, and I
can earnestly request all the law-abiding
citizens to do whatever is possible to
assist in maintaining the civil govern
ment and the authority of the municipal,
State and Federal governments in pre
serving peace and good order,
DECREASE IN THE CATCH.
of Royal Chinooks Will Fall Far
, . Short of Previous Years.
Astoria, Or., July 10. During the
past week there was a marked decrease
in the quantity of salmon received at
the various canneries here. M. J. Kin
ney who began operations at the old
Devlin cannery thirty-six hours after
the fire which destroyed the great build
ings of the Astoria Packing Company,
put up but 1,700 cases of Chinook fish
during the six days ending Saturday
night, which is a shortage of over 4,000
cases as compared with the correspond
ing week last year. From almost all of
the other packing establishments re
ports of large shortages are received. It
was the opinion here up to ten days ago
that the total pack for the season would
not be more than 50,000 or 76,000 cases
short, but fears are now entertained that
the shortage will be much greater.
The traps are yielding large quantities
of bluebacks, and at the Cascades Mc-.
Gowan Bros, are doing better in pack
ing this variety of fish than for some
years past, but it is' almost a settled fact
that the pack oi royal cninooK nsn win
fall far short of that of any previous
year in ' the history of the industry.
Usually July is the best month of the
season, but it is thought that the gener
ally fine weather since April was the
means of bringing the fish in earlier
than has been the rule formerly. Prep
arations are being made at the site of
the Astof ia Packing Company to resume
operations there on a small scale Wednes
day, in order that, should there be an
improvement in tne eaten, tne nsn may
be handled. So far, however, the plant
at the old Devlin cannery, now the prop
erty of the Astoria Packing Company,
has been much more than adequate to
take care of all the salmon that was se
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Curtis
has filed with Fish and Game Protector
McGuire his report of arrests during
the month of June for violations of the
fish and game laws, particularly fishing
for salmon during the weekly close sea
son. The report shows that ten offend
ers in all were arrested, the fine in each
case being $50, which, with the sales of
web seized by the officers, brought the
forfeitures up to $530. Several nets were
seized, the owners of which were not ar
rested, and in these cases civil suits have
been brought by the 'State to have the
nets forfeited and sold to pay costs.
NEZ PERCE TREATY.
It Will Open Half a Million Acres of
Land to Settlement.
Washington, July 10. Representa
tive Wilson from the Committee ' on
Indian Affairs has submitted an extended
report on the bill to ratify the agree
ment made with the Nez Perce tribe
of Indians for the sale of their surplus
lands, submitting also a substitute meas'
ure, the passage of which is strongly
May 1, 1893, Robert Schleicher, James
F. Allen and Cyrus Beede concluded an
agreement with the Nez Perces by which
they released to the United States about
000,207 acres of land to be opened to
settlement under the provisions of the
uomesieau, lownsne, timoer ana stone
and mineral laws of the United btates.
The bill reported by the committee pro
vided that persons entering these lands
shatt'pay $3.75 per acre for agricultural
lands, and $5 per acre for i timber and
stone and mineral lands.
it is Deneved Dy the committee on
Indian Affairs that the money received
from the sale of these lands at the prices
fixed in the bill will fully reimburse the
government for all expenditures made
in connection with the purchase of the
land or negotiation of the treaty, and all
incidental expenses m any manner con
nected therewith. The committee also
believe that the first payment made
under the treaty will be returned to the
treasury as quickly as settlers can make
the payments required under the bill.
In support of this proposition two state'
ments are submitted, estimating, each
independently of the other, the classes
of land and the acreage thereunder.
thrown open to settlement by the terms
of the treaty referred to.
The first estimate was submitted bv
Robert Schleicher, Chairman of the com
mission which negotiated the treaty,
ana is as ioiiows :
" ' Acres.
Prairie agricultural land ...a 860.000
Timber agricultural land.,... , 70,000
Mineral lana a),uoo
Timber and stone land 7i'.O0O
Mountainous land not estimated 46,207
Total number acres under this estimate..556,20
The estimate thus made at the prices
fixed by the bill would brine to the gov-.
ernment the iouowing sum :
350,000 acres agricultural land at 13.75
per acre 1.S12.503
70,000 acres timber agricultural land at
13.75 per acre .. 262,500
20.000 acres mineral land at 15 per acre.. 100,000
70,000 acres timber and stone at 5 per
It further appears, says the commit'
tee, that Mr. Schleicher has resided near
this reservation and in the county in
which it is situated many years."" He is
familiar with the resources of that coun
try, a conservative man in all things.
and his judgment good with reference
to the matter upon which he has ex;
pressed an opinion.
The Naval Appropriation Bill Passes
. the Senate.
Washington, July 10. The naval ap
propriation bill was passed in the Sen
ate to-day with very little friction or
delay. There was one amendment of
fered that might have led to considerable
debate. It was for the construction of
two new steel-armored cruisers at a cost
not exceeding $2,750,000 each. Gorman,
who was in charge of the bill, requested
that the amendment should be with
drawn on the grounds ' that by 1896 the
thirteen cruisers now in course of con
struction would be completed and would
furnish a very respectable navy, and
that in the present depressed condition
of business and the existing state of the
nation's finances it was desirable to keep
down expenses. . Daniel, who offered the
amendment, recognized the force of the
suggestions, and in accordance with Gor
man's request withdrew the amendment.
White of (Jaufornia called attention to
the action of the committee in striking
out the appropriation of $50,000 for a
steam tug for the Mare Island navy yard,
and had read a letter from the Secretary
of the Navy indorsing the necessity for
the tug. The appropriation was allowed
to stand. Allen offered an amendment.
which was agreed to, providing that all
appointees as naval cadets shall have
been actual residents of the district from
which appointed for at least two years
previous to their appointments.
rne House Din to amena the law rela
tive to mining claims was also passed.
It provides for the temporary suspen
sion of the requirement that a certain
sum of money shall be expended each
year on mining claims until a patent
shall have been granted. ' . ? .
A Columbia Quarantine Station.
Washington, July 11. Senator Dolph
has introduced a bill for a quarantine
station at the mouth of the Columbia
river. It appropriates $40,000. The
Secretary of the Treasury recommends
it and indorses the recftmmendations of
special agents for the quarantine station.
Senator Mitchell to-day requested the
Postmaster-General to make arrange
ments for mails between The Dalles and
Portland, as railroad traffic is suspended.
London, July 11. The -Daily News
correspondent at Constantinople says:'
Yesterday's earthquakes were the sever
est that have been felt here within living
memory. Thousands of windows were
broken, and dozens of walls are cracked.
There is scarcely a street in Stamboul
which does not contain debris. Many
people were killed and injured.
Troops for the Cceur d'Alenes. ,
Spokane, July 11. Troops have , been
sent into the Cceur d'Alenes. Company
and one part of Company E, Four
teenth Infantry, from Vancouver, under
command of Major Burke, left here for
Wallace. The Union Pacific train was
held one hour for them. The troops are
equipped for field service.
THE MILITARY ARM
Systematically Used to Bring:
Order. Out of Chaos. ...
OUTLOOK FOR THE FUTURE
Justice Is Aroused, and the Courts Have
.Begun to Indict and Arrest the Of
fendersNormal Conditions. Already
About Restored. "
Ghicago, July 11. Slowly but stead,
ily, calmly and certainly, as befits the
supreme power of a great nation through'
out all the wide stretch of its domain
where evil-disposed persons are taking
advantage of the exceptional industrial
condition to incite violence and blood
shed, the Federal government is. moving
to the accomplishment of that for which
its powers were delegated to it by the
people, the preservation of order and the
safety of life and property. At Chicago
in connection with the State and munic
ipality, it has already brought peace out
of the condition of war which prevailed
last week. .. At San Francisco, Sacra'
mento and various points in Colorado
and Washington, where the unruly are
creating havoc, it has let loose the dogs
of war in token of its intention to have
peaceeven if it has to fight for it., -In
this city the military arm has accom
plished its purpose ; the judicial arm has
taken up the orderly course of its duties,
which include the fixing upon the guilty
Ai il. f il ' " I
intrwes measure oi uieir crime ana
the fitting of the punishments thereto.
The first step in this procedure was the
assembling of the Federal errand iurv
and the delivery of a charge to it by
juage urosscup. .
That it is the intention of the national
authorities not to be turned aside from
an exhaustive inquiry into the questions
which it has undertaken to pass upon
by mere technicalities was evinced at
the outset by the brusqueness by which
it swept aside the plea of privacy and
privilege which the Western Union Tele
graph Company, with a due regard for
the privacy ot the messages of its clients,
was forced to put in, when the jury called
for the messages from President Debs to
the i members of his order which had
been transmitted over its lines. The
court held that public safety was para
mount Jto private right, and so ordered
that the dispatches be produced. That
it is the intention of the government not
to be too long about the work in hand
was shown by the fact that the footsteps
of the telegraph official who brought the
dispatches had scarcely ceased to echo
along the corridors leading to the grand
jury room when the body filed into
court and announced it had found a true
bill ef indictment. Pending the arrest
the persons thus put under indict
ment, the public was allowed to draw
all its conclusions from the premises and
such preliminary data as it "had at hand.
That President Debbs was the man none
doubted, and subsequent developments
justified the surmise.
Touching the outlook for the future
outside of Chicago, it may be Baid that
to-day's dispatches were almost uniform
in tenor to the effect that normal condi
tions had already been restored, or that
they were rapidly approaching that state, '
and there seems to be no reason at this
writing to suppose that the progress to
wards a complete resumption of trade
and traffic will meet with any serious
check as the coming days shall succeed
each other. In other words, it does not
seem possible, with all th6 forces of law
and order, as now arrayed, with their
leader put to his own defense at the bar
of justice ; with their ranks beginning to
be depleted by desertions, and with the
strain which they have already endured,
that the American Railway Union, can
rally its forces for a struggle which must
needs be long and discouraging at best.
Apparently, therefore, their only hope
of final triumph lies in aid which they
hope to get from union labor outside ot
their organization. As this is being
written, the order for all classes of labor
in Chicago to go on strike to-morrow
morning is being promulgated, and it is
said that that of Grand Master Work
man Sovereign of the Knights of Labor,
calling on all members to strike and all
who sympathize with Pullman strikers
all over the country to come out With
them, is expected to follow quickly.
How generally the order will be obeyed
is problematical. To a great extent the
effect has already been discounted by the
stagnation of business, and it is known
that some of the longest heads among
the labor leaders believe the action has
been postponed too long to be effective. i
At sunset the nation will probably know
whether the situation is one of crisis or
Hopkins Censures Pullman."
Chicago, July 11. "It is labor lost;
not fifty Mayors would have the slightest
effect on the Pullman Company," said
Mayor ' Hopkins when asked if Mayor
Pingree of Detroit had asked him to
beome one of the fifty Mayors to ioin
in an appeal to George M. Pullman to
allow the differences between him and
his men to be submitted to arbitration.
Mayor Pingree thought there was no
need Of asking me to ioin him in such
ah appeal," said the Mayor. " My posi
tion is pretty wen Known. JBut htty
Mayors will have no effect on the Pull
man Company; no nor 150 nor 500.
Everyone is ignored by this company.
However, it will take Pullman years to
recover from this trouble. He will find
that he is boycotted without unit in
action or effect by the American people.
The business will go to Pullman's com
petitors. Then he will realize the mis
take of his position to-day."
WHAT SOVEREIGN SAYS.
Text of the Manifesto to the National
1 Knights of Labor.
Chicago, July 11. The manifesto of
General Master Workman Sovereign to
the Knights of Labor was issued to-night.
It is as follows : " Chicago, 111., July 10,
1894-. To the Knights of Labor of Amer
ica Greeting : A crisis has been
reached in the affairs of this nation that
endangers the peace of the Republic.
Every fiber in our civil structure is
strained to the breaking point. The
shadow of factional hatred hovers over
our fair land with terrible forebodings.
The arrogant lash of superiority is being
applied by the corporations with relent
less furyand the chasm between the
masses and the classes is growing deeper
and wider with each succeeding day,
If peace is restored and this nation
saved from acts repulsive to the con'
science of Christian people, there must
he wise action, and that quickiv.
" Sincerely believing that the flames
of discord are being purposely fanned by
the railway corporations, to the risk of
the life of the government, I take the
liberty to appeal to you and through you
to the conscience of the whole people im
ploring you to lay down the implements
of toil for a short season, and under the
banner of peace and patriotic desire to
promote the public welfare, use the
power of your aggregated numbers
through peaceable assemblages to create
a healthy public sentiment in favor of
amicable settlement of the issues grow
ing out of the recent strike of the Pull
man palace car employes ; and you are
further requested not to return to your
usual vocations until a settlement of the
pending troubles is made known to you
tnrougn some autnentic source..
in the present strained relations be'
tween corporations and their empoyes
is involved a principle near and dear to
all true American citizens the right of
labor to present its grievances to owners
and representatives of corporations and
capital. The Pullman Palace Car Com
pany refuses to arbitrate the differences
between itself and its emnlnvps nn t.hn
ground that cars were built below cost,
and, therefore, there is nothing to arbi
trate. But the conclusion of every un
prejudiced mind must be that, if such
were the facts, it could have nothing to
fear at the hands of an arbitration com
mittee. But the Pullman Company goes
further in its autocratic policy than a
refusal to arbitrate. It has refused to
join with the business men and the Board
of Aldermen of Chicago in a committee
to discuss the question as to whether
there is anything to arbitrate or not, and
behind this autocratic policy stands the
(jeneral Managers Association of the
railway corporations, backed by the
United States, as the aiders and abettors
of this social crime.
"Suppose the Pullman Company had
invited organized labor to arbitrate and
organized Tabor had declined the invita
tion and refused to discuss the question
as to whether there was anything to ar
bitrate or not? It is needless to say a
wave of popular indignation would ob
literate every labor organization from
the face of the country, and no more
could be formed during the next fifty
years. The stigma of such a position
would follow every man connected with
organized labor to the grave. But in the
present crisis the corporations, whose
wealth has been created by labor, take
the position that they are prior to and
above their creator. Like the brigands
of old, they rob the laboring masses and
employ the sword and bludgeon and set
up a throne on the bones of the van
quished and hold their divine right to
rule over the remainder. Pullman claims
that, notwithstanding the wages of the
employe were reduced to starving point,
there is nothing to arbitrate because cars
have been built at a loss, yet neglects to
state that the stock of the company has
been watered three times over, and that
the company has been able not only to
pay its regular dividend on water and
all, but its stockB have long been and at
the present time are at a premium on
the stock market. .
" Pullman cries poverty to his starving
employes, and men .. retreats to his
princely summer mansion on the St.
Lawrence river, and wires the business
men of Chicago that he has nothing to
arbitrate. Like Nero, he laughs in lux
ury, while his devoted martyrs burn.
if the present strike is lost to labor, it
will retard the progress of civilization
and reduce the possibilities of labor to
ever emancipate itself from the thrall-
dom of greed. The dignity of labor and
all the victories won in the past are at
stake in this conflict. I beseech you in
your obligations in this hour of trial.
Court the co-operafion of a generous
public, stand firm and united in our
common cause, and the victory will be
one of peace and prosperity for the faith
ful. (Signed) ' J. B. Sovereign,
General Master Workman."
Ex-President Harrison's Views.
Indianapolis, July 11. Ex-President
Benjamin Harrison, having been quoted
as saying President Cleveland has estab
lished a new precedent in sending Fed
eral troops into a State without a request
from the Governor of the State and over
his protest, said to-day : "I have never
said what I am quoted as saying as to
the use of United States troops bv the
President, nor do I think the President
has transcended his powers. On the
other hand, I believe there is no spot in
the United States where United States
troops may not go under such orders
without asking anybody's consent, and
that the enforcement of the laws of the
United States is the sworn duty of the
President, and the army is an appropri
ate instrument to use in the enforcement
of these laws where they are violently
resisted and the civil officers are unable
to deal with the situation. , If the posse
comitatus law limits the President's con
stitutional power at all, which is very
I doubtful, it only requires the proclama
tion to precede the. use of troops."
LAND- FOR MANY.
Valuable Information for In
THE SEATTLE LAND OFFICE.
the Land District
Of Amounts Re- .
' served From Settlement Unappro
priated and Unreserved. ..
Seattle, July 9. Percy F. Smith, the
head clerk at the Seattle United States
land office, has completed his annual re
port to the bureau of statistics at Wash
ington, D. C, of the condition of ' the
lands in the Seattle land district.' '
The total acreage in the land district
is 7,501,560; acres disposed of, 2,876,706;
acres reserved from settlement, 703,601 ;
total acres unappropriated and unre
served, 4,554,289, of which 173,196 are
surveyed and 4,381,093 are unsurveyed.
' The report is a valuable one, and con
tains much information of value to set
tlers and prospective immigrants to Pu
get Sound. It is the result of much
careful work. The report is full, and by
counties is as given below :
Clallam county Total acreage of the
county in the Seattle land district, 1,161,
240 ; acres disposed of, 216,340 ; acres re
served from settlement, 26,750 ; area in
acres unappropriated and . unreserved,
817,950, of which 83,081 acres are sur
veyed and 734,869 acres unsurveyed.
isiana county Total acreage of coun-
ty in land district, 129,720; acres dis
posed of, 126,198; acres reserved from
settlement, 2,193; area in acres unap
propriated and unreserved, 1,329, of
which 1,329 acres are surveyed and none
unsurveyed. .- .
Jenerson county Total acreage of '
county in land district, 983,360; acres
disposed of, 192,776 ; acres reserved from
settlement, 3,649; area of acres unap
propriated and unreserved. 786.935. of
which 19,480 acres are surveyed and .'
King county Total acreage of the
county in the Seattle land district, 1,117,
880 ; acres disposed of, 537,803 ; acres re
served from settlement, 6,400; area in
acres unappropriated and , unreserved,
473,677, of which 4,260 acres are surveyed
and 469,417 acres unsurveyed.
jutsap county Total acreage of coun-
ty in land district. 190,500 : acres dis
posed of, 180,805; acres reserved from '
settlement, 8,214; area in acres unap
propriated and unreserved. 1.481. of
which 1,481 acres are surveyed and none
.fierce county Total acreage of coun
ty in land district. 46,000 : acres disposed
of, 42,549 ; acres reserved from settle- . '
ment, 3,451 ; area in acres unappropri
ated and unreserved, none, of which no
acres are surveyed and none unsurveyed.
San Juan county Total acreage of" the
county in the Seattle land district, 101,- .
000 ; acres disposed of, 94.060 ; acres re
served from settlement, 2,955 ; area in
acres unappropriated and unreserved,
3,985, of which 3,985 aores are surveyed
and none unsurveyed.
Skagit countv Total acreage of coun-
ty in land district, 1,171,000; acres dis-1 .i
posed of, 380,195; acres reserved from
settlement, 1,005; area in acres unap
propriated and unreserved, . 789,800, of . ';
which 25,040 acres are surveyed and
Snohomish county Total acreage of
county in land district, 1,195,180; acres
disposed of, 524,571 ; acres reserved from
settlement, 1,543; area in acres unap- '
propriated and unreserved, 668,966, of '
which 18,200 acres are surveyed and 650,-
Whatcom county Total acreage of
county in land district, 1,405,680 ; acres
disposed of, 381,309 ; acres reserved from
settlement, 14,205 ; area in acres unap- ;
propriated and unreserved, 1,010,166, of
which 16,340 acres are surveyed and 993,
DISTILLERY AT GRANT'S.
It Will Be In Operation as Soon as Re-
yp pairs Can Be Made.
Goldbndale, July 10. G. B. Goodell,
President of the Distilling Company at
Grant's, says the distillery will be in op-
eration as soon as the necessary repairs -can
be made. At present they are sup
plying their local trade from the stock
they have on hand, which is handled by
teams irom grant's to Tne uaues lor
shipment. Mr. Goodell has made in- '
quiries of the Indians to ascertain if
they had any tradition of high water
equal to that of 1894. He came to the
conclusion that no such flood was ever
known to the present race, from the fact
that the Indian burying ground, known
to them as Celilo tillakum's mem-a-loose
ill-a-he, was by the recent flood
totally submerged. As the water re
cedesj it is said the Indians are growing
frantic over the fact that many of the
graves of their forefathers are being .
washed away, in some places the 5
graves are washed out, while at others
parts ot the bones and skulls remain to
mark the place where thousands of In
dians have been buried. ; It is said when
wars were rife among the various tribes
of Columbia Valley the Indians deemed
it a social obligation to bury all their
dead warriors. One Indian, who claims
to have seen more than '100 snows, or
years, says his tribe always buried its
dead there as, it-was considered above
the high-water mark.
Gladstone's Formal Declination.
Edinburgh, July 9. At a meeting of
the Midlothian Liberal Association a
letter from Gladstone was read in which
he formally places himself out of the
race for re-election.