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An unknown man was found by John (probably a Dane or a Swede. There
Lynch in his wheat fikld one mile south were some conditions which gave the
of this city on Friday morning, in an I case the appearance of murder, but they
advanced state ofdecortjpositiou. He was were not strong enough to conteract the
lying up against a shock of wheat in a probabilities of suicide in the minds of
kind of prepared bed. The pistol, a 38- the jury. The body was lying straight
calibre bulldog, was lying under his as if laid out for burial, and the absence
chin, both hands reaching up to the of tile watch, the moneyless purse and
same, the right thumb through the the fact that the hat was down over the
trigger. He was dressed 111 a brown wound in the head all tend to give rise
suit in good condition, with a blue to the suspicion of foul play.
striped shirt, white collar and black other hand, the entire absence of identi
bow tie. He was six feet tall, and heavy, fication or acquaintance with the man,
with blue eyes, sandy mustache and the presumption that he might be tramp
stubby beard. He wore a brown hat, ing the country penniless, discouraged
No. 7'4. His watch chain was hanging and too proud to beg, and the testimony
to his vest with no watch. Articles of Dr. Cable, who examined the wound,
found in the clothing of the deceased that it was such as would produce in
were a package of matches, a roll of stant paralysis and death without a
paper, an empty purse, a watch chain, struggle, all go to confirm the theory of
spectacles and case, paper sack, frag suicide.
ments of two cards, one Yale lock key,
Thomas Kogers thinks he was the
Catholic cross, lead pencil, safety pin, same man who, on the previous Wednes
shirt studs, breast pin, bandana hand day,bought laudanum of him for the
kerchief, looking glass and tobacco pipe. "bellyache.” and in his register of poison
The cards were business cards of the sales the man's name went down as
Globe cafe, Seattle, and the Arion sa Parker and liis address as Mason. Ma
One ball was dis ison. Oregon, is in Malheur county.
charged in the pistol, one chamber en Yarious rumors locate the party as hav
tirely vacant, and the others loaded. ing stopped at three different places in
He was shot in the edge of the hair in the county, but so far there is no con
the center of the forehead.
firmation of the rumors. Deceased was
Coroner Chapman summoned a jury, a splendid specimen of physical strength,
who returned a verdict of suicide and no in middle life, and on that score cer
means of identification. H. P. Web tainly could have no desire to kill him
ster was the only man who had met the self. The body was buried in the pot
man and conversed with him. This was ter’s field on Saturday. The jury em
two days ago and the man said he was paneled to pass on the case was com
looking for unimproved land to buy. posed of W. L. Warren, J. P. Irvine, W.
Webster told him he would have to go T. Macy, C. T. Long, Prof. S. S. Duncan
several miles to find this.
He was and W.C. Hembree.
.4 Yamhill Citizen Missing.
The sudden and mysterious disap
pearance, on last Sunday afternoon, of
an energetic and progressive farmer
named Canby Heston, is the cause of
great excitement in the vicinity of New
berg. Mr. Heston had been living on a
rented farm near Dundee with his family
of eight children, his wife having died
something over a year ago. Last Sun
day after dinner Heston declared to his
children his intention of going across
the river about two miles to the home of
Hugh McPoland, to see about collecting
some money tlie latter owed hint for bal-
iug hay. He left the bouse between 2
and 3 o’clock, saying that he intended to
return in good time, anil took his way
in the direction of Yaeger’s ferry, near
lie stopped at the Parrot
house on the bank of the river and asked
for a boat, which could not be secured,
and from that time nothing has been
seen or heard of him. Along about dusk
tne children began to get uneasy, and
the two older boys secured a boat, crossed
the river, and walked over to McPoland’s,
only to be told that he had not. been
thereat all. A search was then begun,
which has continued until the present
time—so far without any result whatever.
The circumstances render the affair a
complete mystery, though two or three
theories are advanced to account for the
di-appearance of the missing man. The
most common supposition is that in at
tempting to swim the river Heston was
drowned. It seems that the ferry boat
was on the other side of the river, no
small boaton this side was within reach,
and Heston remarked at Parret's that
he was going across if he had to swim.
A strong man and a good swimmer, he
had often swam the river and thought
nothing of it. It is generally supposed
that in the effort he was seized with
i-ramps and drowned.
One lady who
lives near the ferry says she now remem
bers of having heard someone call, as for
help, but thought nothing of it at the
time, as boys in swimming often make
similar cries in sport. A search has
been made along the Willamette at that
place, and the river partially dragged
with single lines and hooks, but to no
purpose. The river, being very deep at
that place, makes practical work difficult.
Some half-dozen or more explosions of
powder have also been made at the bot
tom of the river in the hope of sending
the body to the top. There is one seri
ous drawback to the drowning theory,
and t hat is the fact that no trace whatever
lias been found of any article of clothing
worn by Mr. Heston.
He was fully
dressed, wore a watch and had money
and papers in his pocket, and it is not
supposed that he would undertake to
swim across without having removed
most of his clothing. In fact, it is said
he was in the habit in such circumstan
ces of tying his clothes to a board and
pushing them before him ; either that or
tying them to his head. In either case
it. would seem natural that some part of
them would float ashore and ho discov
ered, wnicli has not been the case. An
other theory is that Mr. Heston got
across the river all right and met with
foul play on tho other side by some un
known hands, and being murdered, has
been hidden away. No motive for such
a crime can lie found except the desire
for the small nun of money he had on
Mr. Heston has always
been an energetic man of high moral
standing in the community, and was a
member of the Newberg Masonic lodge.
His eldest child, a son, is ip his 22d
year, the youngest being but 3 or 4 years
of age. On last Thursday only, Mr. Hes
ton’s mother and married sister, who
have been visiting Mr. Heston and his
family for a month, departed for their
home in Iowa.
Oue Dollar if paid in advance, Single numbers five cents.
Yamhill’s Coal and Oil Prospects.
Believing that oil and coal lies hidden chinery will occupy. After a pleasant
beneath a large section of the Chehaleui season spent with the representatives of
mountain country, a number of enter the Yamhill county corporation the par
prising meu of Newberg recently incor ty drove across to the coal property of
porated the Yamhill Coal and Oil Com the Portland Coal and Development
pany, and elected the following officers: Company, which has 1500 acres of coal
A. C. Churchill president; H. J. Little lands under bond.
field vice president ; A. P. Oliver secre
This is a Portland corporation capital
tary; J. C. Colcord treasurer; Clarence ized at $50,000, with plenty of money in
Butt attorney, and a board of directors the treasury for developing their lands.
composed of like representative business The officers are C. N. Terrell president;
The prime object of the corpora Chas. Whitmer vice-president; Jos. E.
tion is to develop the oil and coal lands, Worth secretary; J. T. Bodwell treasurer;
of which the corporation holds under W. D. Fenton attorney; and Wm Stead
bond and lease some 2500 acres.
man general manager. The object of
Before the Yamhill Coal and Oil Com the organization is the development of
pany was ever thought of, a man—a new the coal lands in Yamhill county. Al
comer, by the way—was digging a well ready much work has been done in that
on the mountain back of the Sidney direction. This is the coal of which
Root farm about midway between New mention was recently made in the Ore
berg and Lafayette. Finding supposed gonian, and the result of the assay given.
indications of oil, he communicated this Mr. Steadman has charge of the work
knowledge, inadvertently or otherwise, personally, and has a crew of men tun
and the company was formed and his neling on the outcroppings of a seven
farm leased for the privilege of prospect- foot vein ou the Goeser place three
ing. His well was utilized as the foun miles northcast of North Yamhill.
dation for a prospect shaft, and sunk to
Eleven men are working in two shifts,
a depth of about eighty-seven feet, when day and night, and they are advancing
a volume of water was encountered and I at the rate ot about eight feet a day.
work in the well had to be abandoned. They are now about seventy feet in and
The bottom strata reached was a purely the quality of the coal has steadily im
oil shale. For five feet above that the proved since development was com
workmen dug through a bed of small menced. Mr. Steadman, who is an ex
marine shells, partly cry realized; and for perienced coal miner, is confident that
a preceding distance of twenty-five feet when the tunnel reaches a distance of
through a body of larger-sized shells im two hundred feet the quality of coal will
bedded in sandstone.
Experts have be all that is desired in a commercial
pronounced the geological formation ex coal. This coal is geologically the old
ceedingly favorable to the discovery of est on the coast, and its development
both coal and oil. The company will, will be the initial for the speedy market
therefore, procure a complete drilling ing of the vast mineral wealth of this
outfit as soon as the necessary funds are county. For easy access as well as su
at hand from the sale of the treasury perior transportation facilities the Yam
stock reserved for purposes of develop hill coal has every advantage.
ment, and when that is done they will
On the North Yamhill property the
quickly determine the mineral possibili vein lies in blanket form, dipping
ties of Yamhill county. The capitaliza slightly downward toward the southeast.
tion is 50,000 shares at a par value of $1. Owing to the favorable topography of
now selling at fifty cents.
the country no deep shafts will be nec
On Wednesday a party of business essary to mine it. On the Newberg
men from this city, upon invitation of corporation's lands are coal croppings as
the officers of the company, visited the well as oil indications, and the Portland
scene of operations. The party consisted people have ample proof as to the exist
of W. L. Warren, W. D. McDonald, F. S. ence of oil as well as coal on their lands.
Harding, H. L. Heath, E. C. Apperson The lauds of each company are within
and D. I. Asbury. They were met by the same coal or oil zone. Therefore the
Messrs. Churchill and Oliver who had development of both products is sure to
driven over from Newberg to show the be pushed to a speedy termination, and
visitors the lay of the land from the ele the army of capitalists who “got their
vated position which the drilling ma start in Yamhill" will be great.
The Bridge We llo Not Cross.
It ow often we trouble borrow,
And suffer mental pain.
Conjuring clouds tomorrow
With yet no sign of rain.
Future gloom foreboding,
At nigbt 011 pillows toss,
For fear of overloading
The bridge we do not cross.
From road there is no turning
That we can sea just now,
Trouble ahead discerning,
To avoid we know not how,
And so we jolt and tumble
At night, witli sleep u loss,
And hear the distant rumble
On bridge we do not cross.
We see no silver lining
On clouds our fancy paints,
No stars through the rifts are shining,
Blackness our fiati> attaints.
When daylight shows our folly,
We then may count the cost,
Passing streams of melancholy,
The bridge we have not crossed.
Ore Price of Portland spent Sunday in
J. L. Davis of West Chehalem was a
Portland visitor on Monday.
Mrs Emma Nicols of Dayton visited
with her sister, Mrs. Coffin, last week.
Mrs. P. A. Bates of Lafayette was in
town visiting relatives some days ago.
The rain storm on Sunday night was
fine for the dust, and stopped the thresh
ing only about a half day
The Buffaloes will be at the carnival
in full force. They will parade on all
fours led by the renowned grand master
The hundred wild men of Borneo will
parade on stilts in command of the giant
Fenian, Ray Maloney, seven feet high.
Willard it Ehrman will give
pounds of beefsteak to the best set of
teeth over 50 years of age.
Hon. Labe Morin will be inspector
of outdoor functions.
A list of subscribers to the carnival
fund with amounts subscribed will be
published next week. Subscribe at once
if you want your name on the list.
Voting for carnival queen will begin
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Dr. Woods Hutchinson and sister,
Prof. Mabel Douglass, returned from a
LATI'K—The body was found at II o’clock yesterday morning on tlie opposit® three weeks' outing at Newport. They
side of the river in ten feet of water. As we go to press the people await the arri report a fine trip.
val 01 the coroner, before removing the body.
Mrs. J. G. Hadley is enjoying a visit
from her brother, D. Brown, wife and
babe, and her sister, Miss Villa Brown,
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Miss Louisa Dixon and Mrs. John
Great excitement is felt in and near
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lion«« and stable were destroyed by fire was insured for *2900.
The county town over the disappearance of Canby Dixon are visiting friends in this city.
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Mrs. Emma Owens and family of Sher
f.7 East 129th st., City.
at Willamina early Monday morning, bridge, a covered structure near the Heston, who left his home near Dundee
wood visited friends in this place and
The cause ol the fire is giwn as light- mill, w as also burned. Judge Bird es- on Sunday afternoon, with the intention have returned home.
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