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WEEKLY OREGON STATESMAN,, TUESDAY, JANUARY- 23, 1900,,
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Investigation Deforethe Senate
A FORMER MIS1MTER TESTIFIES
One of tHm 18Mtara Supporter nI
rrUrmdtComtprllA to Blpi
. h 11 U IUrt. 1
WASI 1 1 NGTON, Jan. 19 The Clark
invertiEation was resumed today.;-Vv. 1'.
Rector: being the first witness.! He
volunteered the statement that m the
-case ot every man purchased it was
necessary to report to Clark. Y hen
Faulkner tried .to check the witness in
his voluintary testimony, he replied; "I
want 4o ! get out the whole truth, I ni
not interested in suppressing part of it,
Recto testified as to Davidson leav
ing money in his charge for Steele.
Rector did not know -what sum was
- thought in by Davidson at any time.
"I only know." said he, " that we, sud
denly accumulated a drawer A money,
lie did tiot know what was done "jwth
it. He did know, however. tharlo
wtll Black- had been sent out to ' get
a memkr of the legislature, who was
to have $5,000. and returned, -lie had
a hard trip, but that "it -was all right.
In. another instance Black said he
"laiwled his fudi inside an hour.'j
When Faulkner pressed to i know
what part of testimony was uivdor oath
and wh:rtw3s no. Rector replied:
"I'm iusf watching you to wink the
other eye nhen you want to suppress
anything. Tlis remark nrousra w
: a reproof from Senior Chandler, and
a side remark from Senator 1 loaf.' that
the making of jokes was tht preroga
tive of . the chairman, Rector was ex
cused at "I i:3S and Rev. Mr. Warren
who was chaplain of the Montani house
1 of representatives in the. last session.
w.i called.' 5
, Warren in his testimony related de-
1 tiils oft his conversation with Clark
while- the legislature was in wssion. He
hal heien a supporter of Oark. and
called upon him ,-to question him rela
liyc to reports that corrupt means were
being used to, secure his election. The
witness testified that in one conversa
tion -with Oark he told thei latter that
he1 .(the witness) had heard ne demo
cratic me-mlxr (giving the name-of a
member of the house) -say Ik-, ;would
support Clark for - a consideration.
"How -much does he wan?" Clark asked-
"About $10,000. I think." witness
replied Clark studied a -moment, ac
cording to Warren, and said: ! " I
,ran't do anything like that myself, bat
I will ,hav it fixed." j
Warfen ': said-that he had seen; Clark
next morninur in the ! y of the; hotel.
9tn Qark asked him where "his man
Vila's." I He replied rfiat he had not
h?cn the member, when Clark i -said.
TfVell him I want his vote today." "
I iQn-i cross examination Warren said
h had resigned his ministry in the
Mrthodjst church, after giving his
testimony belore the -.Montana supreme
cpurt.f because of the ru-.merous scand
alous "reports tlrat were put in drcwla
lon" ilvoitt him. He said irt renlv to
. questions that, previous to going, to
li-i i- t. 1 1 1 .i;a...i - C..n J
Jir.ls. V . -;' . V .- " - " :-
"A 1 man called me a bad name", he
said, '"and I knocked him down and
gave him a thrashing." j j
"1 si it not " a fact," asked Faulkner.,
"tfiaii you were charged by members!
of yur congregation with embezzle
ment and fornication?" : i '
Warren replied in the necativc, saying
there had ln-en m oftVcial chorees. , He
proceeded, however, '-to say that the
stories circulated, after he had given
hi-s testimony, charged hm with drunk
enness, embezzlement and immorality.
Tn reply to further questions be said
be had not resigned to avoid an in
vestigation. . ;. I
"I was not afraid of an investigation.
he said, "but I fek indignant. Indeed.
I exject to have an investigation, yet
a very warm oqi" .),
"You have not assaulted 'any one as
you did at SweetRres?" V i j ; ?
"No sir. bit I am liable to do 'so be
fore this thing is over."" . ;
, Faulkner also brought out the fact'
that.' during hi , conversation j ' with
Clark. Warren had told him that his
church was in a tad ways that the lat
ter had prennised a contribution for it
as soon as the senatorial contest wa-s
Vndl, ami that Oark had ?ent him a
check for $100" which he had appro
priated to the payment of 1rii own
salary, because the church was behind
with him. ( i
Z. T. Cason. an attorney ofTputte.
testified that he s.v.v Senator Clark,
who told htm he would like to hatle
him see Representative Marcycs anl
talk with him. . 1
"He athoried mf to say to him that
he would pay him $io.ox for his vote
tor him (CLirk) or United States sen
ator.." said tie witnest,
Orson bad testified before the grand
jury in the WeHcoane diolvarinent case,
5nd alter loing so had felt orry for
the part he fvad taken in that case, feel
ing that he did not want to come to
Washington to. testify against Clark
who had done htm favors. Hi state
of imind had been communicated to J,
B. Root. I.Tvr partner of WcHcome, who
had sent 4or him and asked h'm to
avoid a suJnoena to Washingtoe. He
then told how Root had prepared a
ictSer wlwch he (the witness) had copied
and signed, in which he had said Were
was no trufh in anything , he had
tcstifiexl to in the Wellcome case. In
the kttcr he was made to dwell upon
the disgrace he had brought upon him
self by the part he lnd taken in tlie
cratter. In return for this i Jotter
Root, had given him $t5Qf with which
to get out. of country. Cason identi
fied Jthe Tccanting letter he bad .given
to Root. It covered three pages of
foolscap, and was read hy witness amid
roars of laughter by all present, includ
ing the wkness himself. .. i
"Do you pretend to say tliat when
you wrote tlfcit letter you'kncrw if was
not true?" said Faulkner.
TWhy, fertainly,?, ; reiprndcd, .. the
witSi coolly. " '
' "Then you eorrfess here to'have writ
ten and sijrned three pages of lies irt
that letter?" said Faulkner.
In his rely the witness g3ve a second
nniaue; definition.: of a lie that the
hearing has brought out-'
!"Xo, I do not." he replied.
"confess to writing rfie Jetter, but
T don't think any .statement is ever n
lie. which is nade with the understahd
ing that it is fafse.' .
THE BUBONIC PLAGUE.
A Fresh Outbreak in Honolulu
Deaths Have Occurred.
San Francisco, Jan.-10. The steamer
Doric arrived from T Asiatic ports via
Honolulu today. - From Honolulu
comes news of a fresh outbreak of the
plague,? six deaths having octurred be
tween the departure of the steamer
Chma, which arrived her on Monday,
and the departure of; the Doric, which
left Honolulu" January 13th. This
brings the total jifmber of deaths from
the plague for the present outbreak up
to twenty-eight, . and it is understood
that there are some twenty-six cases in
heJhanH of the health officers, t
f The Doric brings news that ' Hono
lulu's Chinatown is being burned, "and
that eVery'c-lTort is being made to stamp
out the disease. The Doric '.did' not
dock at Honolulu, but the Hawaiian
mail waa taken "out to her in tugs! The
local health officers have detained , the
vessel, pending examination. It is not
known whether she will be quarantined
or allowed, to-proceed to her dock.
They Arc Flcased With Their Success
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.New York, Jan. 19. An idea, of the
biiyh hones entertained in the Transvaal
republic of the outcome of the war
with Great Britain is given iri a" letter
written br E. Ilouthafckor. assistant
station master at Johannesburg, to his
sister in Brooklyn. ,The letter was sent
in November by way of Lorenzo Mar-
quez. tne, letter says in? part: -
We are tiettintr used to it a it now.
Since October 15th no more letters
reached us from beyond the Transvaal.
A5, solitary, cable .dispatch manages to
come -through occasionally, but then it
is a week Old. At first I stiu maintain
ed correspondence with Cape Town,
but'that is no more possible now. The
Boers are scoring an enormous success.
and they, have already conquered the
biggest part iot Natal. 1 hey are push
ing already into Cape Colony, where
they arc joined by the burghers. : Kim
berley is likewise completely surround
ed,1 as vwell as Mafeking, while in- the
northern part of the Transvaal the Boers
are already beyond our boundaries. On
every side the British are getting a good
The internal arrangements here are
excellent. All the English have left
the country! Order is beautifully
maintained. 'The Boers still remaining
may be seen daily leaving for their
vario-19 commands. v -
"Johannesburg now lis fearfully quiet.
All the male population has been draft
ed intol a "special constabulary. No one
is allowed out aftfer o p. m. With the
exception of ten jnines, which are being
worked by thie government, all the
mines on the rand are shut down.
"Up to the present 1500 Enelish are
risoners. among whom are fifty offic
ers, and Cooo arc slain. Our loss does
not amount to 200, including the dead
and wounded. It sounds like a miracle.
It still looks doubtful who will come out
ultimate conqueror, but as things look
now the burjjhcrs have a good chance.
No fighting' has" occurred in their own
country. The supply of food is plenti
ful. The English soldiers are not worth
muchand surrender easily." Already
two of their generals are dead. : Cape
Colony will revolt.
No doubt it will sunprise you to see
me having changed thus, but that could
not be otherwise, rafter having witness
ed everything. . It is now clear that
Chamberlain s sole aim has been for
three years to make a war against the
Transvaal and obtain possession of its
f A BUSINESS REYiDV-
GF.N ERALVTRADE AND PRICES
REMAIN WELL BALANCED.
Demand Is Large, but There Is Little
Speculation. Affecting the Vol
ume of Bank ' Clearings.
NEW 'YORK. Jan. io.Bradstreets
Trade Review tomorrow will say:.
1 he general trade and prices as a
whole maintain an even balance, which
has been a leading feature for some
time-past, and it will require the advent
of distinctly hew features to affect any
basic changes. Hie general demand is
targe for this season of the year, but
speculation is quiet to the extreme of
dullness in some tines and especially in
those branches of speculation which go
to radically afTcctvthe financial affairs
and therefore the volume of bank clear
ings. : ' ' --- ; - -
' Business failures in the United States
are fewer in number, being 255 for the
week, as compared with 295 last week.
Business ; failures in Canada for .the
week number thirty-five. as. compared
with twenty-eight last week.
SCHOOL LAWS OUT The eiehtv-
four page book, containing the School
Laws of Orecon and the Constitution.
published by the Statesman Pub. Co.,
is now out; and all the advance orders
will be filled today. Extra copies may
be had at the Statesman office, at 2Sc
each; en copies for $21 further reduc
tions on larger orders. As' every ap
plicant for a teachers certificate in Ore
gon, of whatever grade, must pass upon
the School Laws and the Constitution,
in all examinations hereafter held, this
will be - very convenient -for all such.
The edition for distribution, published
by the state, has bcerr exhausted. The
only place where the School Laws and
Constitution can be had is at the States
man office. It will be remembered
that the leirislaturc made verv rarbVil
changes in the School Laws in fact,
General BcIIers Position Hourly
HIS ENEMIES AT COLENSO SCATTER
Will Make Strennoua Effort to Prerent
Relief Reaching Imd ymltli A Itet
tl la Hourly ExpectL. V '
- LONDON, Jan! 20. (Saturday, 4:30
a. m.). Every hour that Ueneralvlim
ler delays his combined attack, in?kcs
fcii position . stronger. . The transports
continue to arrive at Durban, and fresh
trooos are being sent up the line to re
irtforce those in front of Colenso. J.<
appears tht General -Builer's , troops
north of the Tugela number at. least
22.000 and possibly 25,000, with fifty
guns. His total s forces. , forming. - the
great outer curve t south . and , west of
Ladysmith, probably number 40.000..
5 : While General Buller's forward oper
ations which began Jan. icth, develDp-
cd rather leisurely, thc:BoerS appear to
be fully aware that they must make- a
sternuou3 assault. The balloon observ
ers have roughly; estimated ;that 10,000
Boers are using spade and pick strength
ening their positions. Military critics
in touch with the war offictf think that
me news mar general ngining nas oe-
gtin, or may be expected at any hotw,
It is not thought that one 1 day's fight
ing will settle the fate of ) Ladysmith,
but rather that there will J be two to
three days continuous ; fighting.
H BOERS SCATTER.
London. Jan. 20. The Standard pub
lishes the following, dated Thursday,
from Spearman's farm:: "It is reported
that the Boers opposite Colenso, .. on
finding General BuUer had out-mah-
ocuvered. them. crossed t6 the south
of the Tugela on Monday.; and set ' fire,
to all the houses in. the village. The
Boer forces at Colenso must have been
considerably wercened by the dispatch
of larger reinforcements westward to
meet General Buller's advance, , and
they now hurriedly evacuated the river
trenches, ! and scattered ? before our
shrapnel. ; By evening nohe of the,, en
emy w-as left within nne shot at ; CQr
Icnso." , . .
? A FIGHT NEAR.
Spearman's Camp. Jan. -19. Sir Chas.
W arren and Lord DuridOnald are con
tinuing- a cautions advance, hotirly ex
pectins a battle. 'I
FROM BULLER. ...
London, Jan. 20. The; Times has the
following dispatch, dated Thursday,
from Pietermaritzburg:j "General Bul
ler's wagon train is ten', miles in, length!
embracing 400 wagons and 5000 a"ni7
mals. The officers are betting 20 to 10
that, Ladysmith will be; relieved tomor
row IFridav)." i
: A dispatch to the Daily Telegrapli.
from Spearman's farm, dealing with
Lord . Dundonald's movements to , the
west of Gereral Warren's force, says:
His success gives us control of the en
trance to Ladvsmith." '
A, dispatch to the Daily Telegraph,
dated Thursday, from Spearman'? camp
says: "The Boers arrived in large num
bers today, from Colenso and Lady
smith.. ; Nearly all Boers have gone to
attempt to check General Warren's. ad
vance. - .' . I
A Durban special, dated Thursday
night, says: "General Buller is said to
be within twelve miles of Ladysmith,
and General Warren to be about six
mdes to the rear, ' :
Ladysmith, Jan. 7, Jvia Spearman's
Camp, Jan. ,.10. Everything is quiet.
Tlie position is unchanged, and there
is very little" bombarding. The wel
come sound of the guns of the relief
column was heard yesterday from Co
lenso and Springfield, j
t J ; THE WHITE; FLAG.
London, Jan. 20. The Daily Mail
publishes the following dispatch dated
Thursday, from Spearman's camp: -"It
is rtmored that the Boers have evalu
ated Colenso in order to reinforce their
troops here. Heavy gun firing was
heard from Ladysmith this morning.
General Buller's order instructs the men
to heed the white flag of the Boers only
when they lay down their arms." -..
I IS . IT TRUE? ' ; .
London, Jan. "19. It ras rumored on
the stock exchange tliis morning that
after eighteen hours of fighting, Lady
smith had been relieved and that Gen
eral Warren, was killed. Nothing was
obtained.? however, tenfding vto -verify
the rumor and it had no appreciable
effect on stocks.-';""."''' y .-. -- .;
FROM THE FRONT.
New York. Jan. 10 j A disoatch to
the Herald from Lorfdoii says: 'The
MortiinR fost s war critic says:
"There can be 00 truestion of sun-
prising the Boers who have had a week
in which to intrench -their main posi
tion and two or three 'days' notice, -oi a
possible attack upon their right flank?
iheian is mat General Lytueton i
brigade shall engaged the enemy irt
front while General Warren'. division
tries to attack the right flank. - I f
Ueneral liuller should succeed in beat
ing the Boers and joining hands Vwtth
General White, the Boer army, which;
must retreat across the Klio rir be
tween. Ladysmith and. Coicn-so. will be
in a pemous position tor Mr Kedvefs
will be as near Glenche on the Tail am v
to Newcastle as the Boers themselves.
Having chosen thethost effectiVeniw
rection and one which offers ifh !
prospects of succes. : General uHe
has decided to strike with all his might"
; ' inaction.-
London. Tan. n Unt-nt. T.,11-.- 1
telegraphed the war office from Spear-
luoit mp,-unoer aate ot last even
ing, as follows: .1 - . -
mounted troops,' this afternoon came
into action with -a force of Boers west
of Acton Homes! . 'After, the fight he
occupied several kopjes, which he is
rtill-holding. Field Cornet Heilbmn
and twenty burghers were-; killed or
wounded. Fifteen prisoners were tak
en! Two British soldiers were killed
and two wounded. ,
AN ADMIRALTY COURT.
First Case Tried Before That Tribunal
.' . in Vancouver.
" t Vancouver, B. f C-, Jan. 19. An . ad
miralty court - has been established in
Vancouver, and the'first case under this
Surisdiction is beinsr tried before Chief
Justice , McColI.' The action was
brought by Charles Liean, a seaman,
against F. R. McD. Rusself, as regis
tered owner, and Charles E. Crockett,
as mastcrof the steamship City of Co
lumbia. i !
- The admitted facts showed that Dean
shipped on May Jth last under Captain
Crockett at $50 per month, and that he
was discharged at Qiteen Charlotte
ennnd .n Novfmhtr Sth. The defense
claimed, however, that Dean had -de
serted the ship at Vancouver, in Aug
ust, and had reshipped at $30 a month
on Septcfnber. 7th. j . ;
On cjross-cxaraination; of Crockett it
appeared that Dean had been on the
ship at the time, and 'was working at
t'Imo n.-Kn. Cmrlcftt ,-l.limeft he had
deserted. ;The court gave judgment in
favor of the plamtiit lor six months at
$50 a month. : U I
St Louis, Mo.. Jan. 10. The Post
Dispatch today says: One of the most
important conferences. Of railway work
ingmen since the ; jrreat -strike, in 1894.
beiran at the La Clede
iiotel today be-
hind dosed doors.: Its
purpose is . to
consider grievances of
Anions those takimr a
in -the. deliberations arc
A. a. (jarret-
son. chief of the Order
Conductors: W.G. Le'c. chief of the
railway. trainmen: P. M. Arthur, chief
of tlie locmotive enj?ineers and P. F.
Sargent, chief of the ' railway firemen.
It is said that the conference was call
ed to adjust certain differences between
the .railroads' and their employes, and
to consider the advisability of asking
a general sweeping increase in the
wages paid to conductors, engineers,
firemen and other trainmen. ;
; TO STOP DISEASE.
Port f ownsend. Janjio. According
to advices from Washington, ; received
here today, the introduction of the bu
bonic plague at .Honolulu was by the
means of merchandise arriving at that
port from the Orient, i It is believed
that the germs of the disease ; are car-
ried in dirt in which plaAts are shipped.
and also in a sort of much composed
of dirt and manure in Which duck eggs
are packed in China and shipped both
to Honolulu and this I country. So
Strong isf the, belief of he department
that it-isi by this means! the disease is
introduced that Dr. Foster, United
States quarantine officer jherc; has been
mstructed by the department to make
4' thorough investigation; of the matter
artd Report to the department."'
'-.. ! EXCESSIVE TAX. ! -
PorttTownsend. Jan. iio. -Accordine
to' a decision of the United States at
torney-general, the internal revenue de
partment has been charging an '-.xces-
sixe tax on export billsi of lading, and
receipts issued by carriers . from the
United States by rail to Canada and
Mexico.l Heretoiore the denartmenl
has required a io-cent stamo on such
export bills of lading and receipts, and
me matter was taken before; the attorney-general,
who. on thei I tth' inst.. ren
dered an opinion that, according to the
wording of the law. a jficent stamp on
....... - - - - -J' . .j p. j m.i vtiui
required. I I I
'; . AN IMPORTANT CASE.
Butte. Mont.. Jan. iol4-Tudtre Beattv.
of Idaho,!r sitting in thci United States
court here today, decided Jhe last of the
lamous bank stock ; cases, erowine
out of the fight over the estate of
the late millionaire miner and banker.
Andrew J. TDavis. Harriett Wootl.
a Sister! Of - IJaviq. - stierl ! fo t
aside thc deathbed beitest of the de-
ceuent to nis nepnew ana namesake,
Andrew J. Davis, bv which the latter
acquired i practically the whole of the
First National Bank of Butte. rfThe
decision is in favor of I the defendant,
and finally confirms his title to the
bank. T .; '-. v - !-.:::r-,:
- A BIG FORTUNE, i
San Francisco. Jan. 10. Mrs. Susan
G. Tcvis received : nearly all of the es
tate of her late husband, Lloyd Tevis,
by a decree of distribution from Judge
Coffey yesterday. . The property dis
tributed to her is valued at about $7,-
000.000. i il he whole estate was ; be
queathed to her. and she is to hake pro-
vision lor iiie icvis ennoren.
Vancouver! B. C. Tan. 10. lohn and
Thomas Brew, supposed to have been
lost in a storm off the northern coast,
are, said by the police to have left be
hind, in a shack formerly occupied br
John Brew, a quantity of ' odds and
.l .i- . .
iihcu. vne ponce ctaira .-xo nave
idemified as having, been stolen from
various Vancouver stores and residences
which iiad been .entered by! burglars.
There is a collection of tools sufficiently
large and varied for a well-eauiiynen
carpenter shop.. ''.r ;--. r
FOUND THE BOOK. An
change says that a youn lady : recently
sought a iook store and finquired for
a book called. "Rubber Necking." The
proprietor, upon investigation, discov
ered that she was1 ir quest of "Look
ing J3ack ward." ...
. r . ANOTHER PRIZE.
Lourenro Marnnr -.1 Tin- ' id TX.
German bark faria, from Australia,
with a cargo of.flonr ox the Transvaal
government, has been taken 'as a prize
by the British 'cruiser; Pelorus near
DtTagcrsT bay, arid his bcrf trnrA nc
GROWTH OF SUMPTER.
Baker Gty Democrat: " ; ;
Hon. J. IL- Robbins, ex-receiver - of
the U. S. land office. La Grande, but
now a resident of Sumpter, was in . this
city yesterday and good-naturedly per -
nutted a ucmocrai tjum pumhi . i -
terview in regard to Sumptcr's steady
Air. Koouins, wiiu is
mind, would deny the journalists as
sertion that Baker City; will ever be the
chief city, in this state, east of the Cas
cade mountains. . , , "
.- In SDcaKine 01 ouininci,
In cnratmir of "Summer. j.ir. ivo-
K.n k-it in effect: "Buildings-are go-
inir uo as rapidly as workmen can con
; :,it.r- '. l-mfn ran Von -
struct them. Thatownsite company is
erecting a number of cottages, and oth
er buildings. Of course 'most of the
new, structures arc wooden, but i some
.handsome bricks are just .finished or
projected.", . . .... .
"The Basche Hardware & 'Mining
Machinery Company, Mr. Claude Bas
che manager : is doing business- in its
Suraptcrj A. Pi Goss, president, is OP -
crating in a fine- building, ine v i.rsi
Bank of Sumpter.of- which I am presi
dent, has on incorporated capital ,oi
$2o.ooOi and,-when our .'. new bnck
building is fully furnished, the struct
ure and f furniture will represent an
outlay. 0 $10,000. Our bank claims to
have the best vault in .Eastern Ore
gon." v, -
' EVIDENTLY A. NUISANCE. '
.;-' .;:;;',,.. . J '
Wm. Simmons, who was sent trom
lierettwoor three -months ago. to the I hat the visiti of -these sea scavangi rs
'.l. " f Q-1fm ; tfnrl.a Attn t-rk nhe- hrnpncp of-fisu nliiinl llic
treatment, has returned to St. Helens,
andi is( now , occupying apartments in
U '-nimlv iail- not- boWPVCr.. aS - .3
' . , . O t If.l.n.
criminal, but because he is awaiting the
disposition; of his, case, by t-io autnert
ties. He should be sent to soime insti
tution where treatment could be had,
and required to . remain there.
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v- GONE TO SUMPTER. :
r .!' '
Albany Democrat: ' .
Salem, Albany and Corvallis are pret
ty well represented at, Sumpter, which
they evidently intend to take. May they
take the gold by the lumps. '
Forest Grove Times : .
Mr. Taisley was in from Buxton
Tuesdaj'. He said the ground was
!roken tnere.JMonaay ror a new viciiii -
i i-x: it. -11fir
and well due. The citizens will , put
up tne building and H.' Peterson, of
IS GAINING GROUND
SUPREME COURT DISPOSES tF MAXV
( A1TEAL CASES.
The Calendar for the Next Two Weeki
Fixed by the Clerk of the
. . Conrt 'eterday.
(Erom DailyJan. 2oth0 " !
; The supreme court is busily engaged
in disposing of the , accumulated busi
ness, there feeing a number of cases in
its hands undis-posed of. but The justices
are fast gaining ground, and a the
rate rhey .are transacting business now,
it'- will not.be many months until they
will have gaaned considerable ground
on the accumulations before the courts
During the past week eight cases were
heard and disposed of, and at that rate
it; will not, take the court long to ac
complish what .has long been thc.de
site of the justices to clear the dockets
of all old cases. Yesterday Judge J.
J.: Murphy, clerk of the court, set a large
number of cases for the next two weeks,
as follows: 1 ' "
! Monday, January 23d M. P. Jones,
appellant, vs. Polk county, resipondent:
appeal from Polk county. W. J. and
F. H. Huffman, respondents vs. Jolin
Knight, appellant; appeal from Mult
' Tuesday,: Jaunary 23d W. C. Stites,
et al., appellants, vs. J. O. McGce, ct
at., respondents; appeal from Josephine
county. ! T. T. Burkhart, appellant, vs.
R. C Hart, reondent; appeal from
" Wednesday, January -24th County of
Muhnomah. respomlent. vs. P. Kelly,
defendant and appellant. - GeoTge B.
Markle, " defendant and appellant ; ap
peal from i Multnomah county. Fred
Dose, appellant, vs. Walter L. Tooze,
respondent ;' appeal from . Marion coun
ty. - - . .' i . .- 1- ..
Thttrsday, January 2SthF. L. Rich
mond, respondent, vs. Adelaide Bloch,
ef al., appellant ; - appeal from Multno
mah county :. two cases. ,
Wednesday, January 31st Solomon
Hirsch et al.i : - respomlents; t vs.
National Bank of. McMinnville,
et appellants:' anoeal fnom
Multnomaih county. State of Oregon !
respondent, vs. Otis Savage and Frank
Klein, appellant; appeal from Wasco j
county.- ' 1 f f-. . - ,; - 1
i THiursday, February 1st Charles E. j
jl aoa, ei ai., respondents vs. ; le Cham
from Multnomah county. ; f .
ber of Coinmerce et al., . appellant ap
peal from j Multnomah count. Ellis G.
Hughes, appellant, vs. F B.- Prattw and
Charles E. Ladd. respondents; apfeal
BIG CRGO OF CHALK.'
' Philadelphia Times."
? Lying off Hanover street wliarf.
Port Richmond, i the big British ship
Pal crave ! with rt Um.it!. r-m. nr
Chalk in her, capacious hold which, was
ever entered at the port of, PJiiladelphia.
The Palgrave herself is a monster ves-,
scl. a,fit accompaniment for such a load.'
M-l M I 1 II I I I 1 I I U1
r.-i i t.
jTIgarilville, will put in the machinery,
vlt is expected to ?haVe the . plant- in
running order in about a month.
j ;V V nrtIT TrVr
'- - OUGHT TO TAKE. l : -
,f t v, J ' ' -
. paker City Republican: 4 ;
1 1 j. ...w..".
t to. secure a smelter, without; which the
FOR . TI I E lASSICI ATIQN.
Eugene Guard: f " . '
-' , r "'' '.
long editorial inj the OreKonian, re
1 niskincr a mistake in combining ii
hopes of getting an adequate price for!
neir , prouiivu iiuw n mc ; virjjunian
will give tjie dealers combination some
advice as to their attempted robbery of:
the hcpgmwers.scorsc will be eyen. soj
far as the Oregcjnian is concerned. Iiit;
it will not do ,th. - The suspicion that;
the Orcgon-ian has been "interviewfd'j
by the people who ?re endeavoring to
rob the Oregon1 hopgrhwers scums' to I
- 4 be founded on fubstanti:4 grounds
GATHERING OP GULLS.
Asiorian: . ,,j ..; . , ,. . , r .
i During the iwst few days large num
ber of seagulif .have been, congregat
ing daily in thf yard, between the court
house and county jail. It is the first
time that thesie gallierings ; have "ecit
known to occkir and the, court house
yard has been there for, some time. It
is likewise coajectural as to what is the
source of attraction. Sheriff .Linville
scornfulfy. repudiates the, suggestion
ff - i l k.T4hMfrh 4 1 1 r n ( . . ...
ntse,' tilthough there, an
lead In the premises
;inessj '.- ' ..
COUii IllHlM, jtiiiijiij.i aic iiw
TH E NO RTJH ' YAMHI LL; LOCAU
! North Yaiehill Local Hop Growers'
association hjeld a meeting1 last Satijr
klay at whichi time permanent organiza
tion was completed. The following of
ficers were ejected for the current term:
President, It F. Bed well: secretary,
Wirt Laughljin; treasurer, J. W. Hutch--croft.
It is jthe intention of the' mem-;
bers of: the local Organization to en-
jdeavor to arrange -to' purchase . their
hop supplies through the association.,
, - -! .
1 "MORE NEW PEOPLE. :.
A-party ef lour South UakOta men
j . . ' t J z "r-
' arp in R'-osebtirtr lookitiir over the conn
try with .a hew ta locating.. They, arc
, stopping atf the central notci,
She is a four -masted vessel, full-rigged
on each of her stately spars. 322 k-vt
long. 49 fefct wide and with a draught
of 25 fect. Her tonnage is .078 net.
"Under command of - Captain - Rollo
she came tfp tliA river in tow. She was
taken into flier berth and began .the dis-,
charge of 4fj06 .tons of chalk. ...
The coniignecs cf this order. Messrs.
Wescnberg & Co.. say that if this chalk
was workf d up into crayons such as
are used ,oi blackboards there would be
enongh k(i supply every, school in the .
United -Snites -for a year, arid then al
low a considerable surplus for break
age. . . .- . - .
In .this , 'instance, however, the cargo7
of the Pal grave wjll be worked up as
one of th components "inthe manufac
ture Of wjhite lead. It is not of the
fine quality of .'which writing, chalk is
made- Tlie latter is generally importe J
from FoWey.t - ,it: .
oERS RETREAT. .
Balloons JUsed by the British in Exam-
inintr the F.npmv' Pntiti'nn I
'.'' ''' "i ' '''.' V ' :'
Spearman's Camp, Natal, Jan.: 18.
IO D. m. -The Itoer trnih hitv I-n
persistency shelled by naval guns, all
day long.: Small parties of Boers were
. a ' t .
seen ai intervals, and a large torce trom
the directlion of Tflvmith wa sn r.
treating-io the northwestward of the
i.ruisii. position. j pa I loon did good
service sis observing.
Ccneral-Lvttleton's force, ma An 3 Ae-
mortstratlon in the direction of the
Bfeakfoniein kopjes,- four miles north
Of the British Position, undpr emvr of
Jieavy artfllery fire, to Which the Boers
ma not -respond. -On the lett tienerai
Wrarrens Uroops are now in possession
of two prominent; kopjes -behind Spin
kop. " There was. some Boer sniping,
btit it was ineffective. '
" The Graafrienet ' rtora1' evacuated
Prieska tanuarv iclh. nnA rrtiirned
northward across the river. .
WEAR'S CUP OF WOE.
' I ; ; : 1 v'j ' '
The folilowincr sent out bv the Asso
ciated Pc6s last week, helps us see
what must be the almost daily scenes
in the towns and villages of the Trans
vaal: '.J .
A prirate rhessaee from Ladvsmiih
tolav Stites that- a. messenger, who
had justi arrived from Pretoria, Says
wailing ir the market-place. Three traTtTs"f
nave ueon oespatcheu trom KlerKS-doTpto-
fetch the. wounded from Mafe
king. It is estimated there - are - 700
killed arid wounded."
I The sifeht of men dying or lying
voundedj on the field never completes
the: picture of a battle. Most of ''the
bullets which pierce, a human body on
the field! pierce, a human heart 4n some
far-off Home. War on the battlr-field
is ghastly enough, but its cup of .woe
i ' not fiilly realized until we Clear, the
bitter crv from the b nmp an? the mat- i
ket olaces.-rThe .American i-Tiend. 1
! ChasJSavaare and f Romeo Gillert I
were pbsctigers to Portland on the j
Shasta Jex press "yesterday afternoon, j
Dealer in all kinds of
Woven Wire Fencing '
-.... i . . . !
i Smoolh wire, pickets, iand .shingles, j
Send, for circulars. ; , s
NO. 59 STATE STREET. '
mauc mem over entirely.
lAiiik Dundonald, S with a body of
ban with a prize crew, i '
SALEM. OREGON. '