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WEEKLY OREGON STATESMAN, FRITfAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1900.
Gccfctl Takes tbs Oath cf; Offltc
as Kentucky's Governor f
AJTOINUD KIN ADJUTANT CENRAl
- Trobi fn.rd FoUowla Orto
FRANKFORT. Ky., Jan. 31. Wm.
Goebel was, shortly beiore 9 o clock
tonight, sworuj in as governor of Ken
tucky, and J; C Beckham a few min
utes later, to4k the oath as lieutenant
governor. Tfie oath as administered
To loth-men by Chief Justice Hazelrigg
of the court ipf appeals. 1
The plan to make Goebel governor
was set-in motion early m the: aiterv
noon. A statement was prepared,
saying that the boards which had heard
the contests for governor and Ueu-temant-governor
had decided in favor
ofi Goebel and Beckham; that the
boards intended t6 report their-findings
to: the legislature, but that they
had been prevented frondomg Lso by
the. action of Governor Taylor jn de
claring the legislature adjourned, the
statement then goes on to say that the
members of the legislature were driven
from place to place by thefu-litia. and
threatened with arrest .whenever they
attempted to. hold a meeting It was
declared the belief of all Signers of
the ktatement. that Goebel and Beck
hamFwere legally elected governor and
4iemlenangovernor, respectively, ana
eachi man. as he signed the paper, an
nounced that he vote! for the; adop
tion iof the majority report of the con
test boards, which declared Goebel and
Beckham to be the men rightfully en
titled to the offices. The statement is
signed by a majority of the members
of both houses. f
AsM soon as the last man- actually
needed had affixed his signature to the
statement, word was sent to the resi
dency of Chief Justice-Hazelrigg, of
the court of appeals. He came at once
to the Capitol hotel, pushed directly
upstairs to the room of Goebel, and
administered the oath of office. Goe
bel was prppped Mp with pillows, and
was able to raise his hand only with
the greatest difficulty, a ?c listened to
the words of Judge Hazelrigg. I When
the oath had been given Goebelsank
back iexhausted.-the effort having been
almost too much for his strength.
Goebel was unable to ay anything
regarding the matter, but a contented
smile on "his face bore strong witness
of the pleasure that he felt Immedi
ately jjudge Hazelrigg went to an ad
joining room, where he swore in Beck-
t.im m lloitlcninl crovprnor. '
lldtil . . .. . g-t ,
Goebel, a soon-as he was assured
that he was legally governor of Ken
turtci trtotr nromnt action . regarding
th militarv arm of the service, r Two
nnUri in-ri ntiicklr oreoared for his
signature, the first of which discharged
Adjutant ocneral uaniei joiner irom
office, i and appoints i.enerai jonn e
rllm jn nf I lllkvillp. IS llli SUC
cessori The second , was directed to
the commanders of the mflitia now sta
tioned in this city, dieting them to
return; to wieir ihjtihts. incit i-'
"sibility of trouble -in the matter; of the
mnirni n( lhf tai trooos. The reei-
ments iof the guards have lately been
reorganized, ana are lor tnc mosi pan
made up of republicans and personal
followers of Governor Taylor.
T, nr rrrllin wlllhl-f IheV Will
obey the orders issued by Governor
ljoHeI. 1 rouble is iookcu ior. ;
: WAS ASLEEP. I
Frankfort. Feb. I .At l:to a. m.,
Governor-Gocbel was asleep. ;
THE LEGISLATURE. ;
Frankfort, Jan. 31. Governor Tay
lor this morning issued a proclamation
adjourning the legislature and calling
it to meet in London, -Kentucky, on
February 6th. He gives as a I reason
for this action tne state 01 insurrccuon
'prevailing n Kentucky, and especially
in Frankfort. The democratic! mem
bers of the legislature declined to ac
cept the adjournment, and not being
permitted to assemble at the capitol,
decided to meet in the opera 1 house.
This was prevented by the troops, who
also chased the. members through the
.streets, and prevented them from meet
ing at the court house, j
- WILL OBEY GOEBEli
Frankfort, Ky., Jan. 31. It was an
nounced, by members of: the militia,
tonight, that of the soldiers now unk
arms here about 300 would obey the
orders of Governor GotbeL lif ts not
expected- that they-will attack their
comrades, but they will refuse to obey
the orders of Governor Taylor, and
take their chances of a court martial.
. ONLY TWO DEATHS
Spokane. Jan. 31. The authorities
believe they have the smallpox epi
demic .well in hand. They report four
teen recoveries, as against Only three
new cases, in the past forty-eight
hours. VThere are now thirty-nine pa
tients fn the isolation hospital, and
twenty-four patients quarantined about
the city. There have been but two
deaths. ; 0
COAL KING DEAD.
New York, Jan. .31.: Alexander
Dunsmuir, the coal king of the Pa-
cihc coast, died today at tne Hotel
impenai, agea 47 years.
A KENTUCY SHERIFF
Claimed He Shot Goebel and Was
Promptly Arrested. 1
Louisville, Ky.', Jan. s 31. Ja. Sut
ton, sheriff of Whitely county, who
came here from Frankfort last night,
is a, prisoner in the county jail. Early
.u: . , m V VWoria hotel.
Sutton went , up to the office ol the
clerk brandisnmgf two "'VJ"'-
1 am tne man wno snui
said, "and I will never be taken alive.
The hotel manager promptly j! sent
for the police, when Sutton ran up
stairs to tne third story, openea a win
dow and leaped out. He alighted on
his teet, was umnjurcu, aiiu i 'j
a mile before he was arrested. The
police ueiievc nwi. juiiuu - ..w... -cidely
trabalanced mentally, or that he
knows wno snoi uocuti. ,
HAD A WIDE RANGE.
Many Public Questions Discussed 'Jin
Congress Causes of Southern
i . Lynchings. . .;'
M'iciiivr.Tn?l hn. n. Under
the latitude allowed in the general de
bate upon tne appropriation ums,
Indian appropriation bill, in the house
today, was made the occasion for a
discussion of a wide range of public
questions. Our policy in the Philip
pine islands, the government .of Puerto
Rico, the leasing of our and lands,
and the election methods in the south,
were in turn brought into the arena.
The most interesting debate occurred
over the latter subject. Congressman
White,' of North Carolina, the only
colored representative in the house,
I have investigated the lynchings
in the south, and find that less than 15
petjrent of them are due to the crime
of rape. And I desire to announce
here that, if it were not for the as
saults' of white men upon black .women
there would be less of the other class."
MANY WITNESSES. I
Washington, Jan. 31. Under agree
ment between, counsel on the two sides
in the Clark case, the senate committee
on privileges and elections today ad
journed until Friday next, when the
defense will begin its presentation of
the case. Thirty-seven witnesses have
been summoned in behalf of Senator
A WONDERFUL REOORDJ
What the Mutual Life Has Done Dur
ing the Past Year.
New York, Jan. 31, 1900 The an
nual meeting of the trustees of j the
Mutual Life Insurance Company; of
New York, was held today- The re
port of its business, for 1899, is another
illustration by a single company of the
wonderful growth of life insurance .dur
ing the" past year.
The actually paid for insurance in
iorce in the Mutual. Life now amounts
to over $1,051,000,000.' 1 The assets
have reached the normous sum of
$301,844,537. while the receipts for the
year were $58,890,077. The company
paid for death claims alone $15,629,979,
and for natural endowments, dividends.
Since its organization the Mutual
Life has paidjtp policy holders $514.
117.948. There is now a contingent
guarantee fund of $47,952, in k addi
tion to the amount authorized for div
idends: ini8o9 of $2,180,000.
A MURDERER'S FLIGHT.
Colfax, Wash.. Jan. 31. Word was
received from Sprague; this morning,
that Samuel R; Clemens, the murder
er of .George Boland, nearPampa, last
Friday night, was seen passing through
Sprague at an early hour Jtn Tuesday
morning. He was mounted on a small
pony, antr inquired the roaa north to
ward British Columbia.-
Tacoma, Jan. 31. The Oriental liner
Goodwin, which ran- ona muddy bank
five miles from Tacoma in the fog this
morning, pulled herself off this after
noon, and proceeded to sea, having re
ceived no injury. , v
TO ELECT DELEGATES. -
Seattle, Jan. 31 The state republi
can convention, for the election of del
egates Irotm Washington: to the next
republican national convention, will
be held at Ellensburg on! April 4th.
This was decided today at a meeting of
the state republican central committee.
Blue Mountain Eagle:
From Sumpter comes the announce
ment that John C Leasure's friends
will put him forward for nomination
as Representative Moody's successor.
dr. Leasure has several times aspired
tor this honor before.
BEGINS TO SIMMER.
The Dalles Times-Mountaineer:
The little political kettle is begin
ning to simmer, and (vry few days
some name is mentioned in connec
tion -wijth the offices to be ted for
next June. Why wouldn't it be a good
plan for those who aspire to fill official
positions, or whjse friends desire to
see them nominated, to "publish cards
stating that they will be candidates
before one of the conventions?
. i '4 " j
Corvallis Times: j f ;
; It isi a new thing in the vegetable
line. J. S. -S. Powell grew it in his gar
den near Beuna Vista. He says his is
the first crop of the kind in Oregon,
nrobablv in thr TTnitt 'Z.trtt It U
variety of pumpkin, with hard, smooth
shell, and stem with button-like joint,
which separates of its own accord from
the pumpkin : when the later "is ripe,
leaving a smooth surface tint is hardly
disccmable from the blossom end. The
flavor is very fine. Pies made from
this VarietV of ntimnlrin Kat nnvtVi.'nrr
j r r - - . h........
yet attempted in the pumpkin pie line.
D. T. Cover vi( in fmm nnliMni,
yefsterday and called on us. Mr. Gover
. . . t J M it. ,
is moic umii picuscu wuii ine ouuook
for the Iowa group- in that district, and
in which he is interested. ' The mild
weather this winter hat tmA it nncL
bleor the miners to continue their
work without interruption.; The com
ing summer promises the greatest ac
tivity in Bohemia yet known in its his
tory. , , ; ; . ; . :
(This department is maintained in
the Statesman on Thursday inornings
The public is invited to contribute ar
ticles, of reasonable length There is
no Jimit to the range of subjects; the
only condition is that they must no
be libelous, nor attack persons in their
private ' character. If ,yoti ;have inter
esting information to give ior ask, you
will find here an open field, withotit
money and without orice)J
"Well it's a marcy we've jgut folks to
tell us , i - ;
The right an' the wrongs o these
matters I viw, . l
God sends country, lawyers an other
wise fellers, :-" 1 . , ; f
To' start the world's team wen it gits
in a slough;
Fer John P,1
Sez the worU'll go right,! if he hollers
out Gee!" i
Upon witnessing- the passage of
John P. Robertson's torthlight pro
cession, through the columns of the
Statesman, which was several minutes
in passing a given point,1 that point
being, the national banking system, I
was forcibly reminded Of the above
excerpt from Hosea Bigelow which
was written more than half a century
ago, and am in doubt whether to class
it as prophecy or as a proof that his
tory repeats itself with slight variation
It will be .noticed that after Mr.
Robertson, had made his pathway lu
minous with such choice selections
from the vocabulary of abuse as
"usurers, speculators and gamblers ' in
stocks and gold, "speculative land pi
rates," "speculating scoundrels" and
"unarmed rebels of the loyal state;"
and applied them unreservedly to the
national bankers as a class, he sudden
ly turns philosopher and gives the
matter up as being beyond his com
prehension. If he had;done his philos
ophizing oh the start and admitted at
the beginning that he could not , do
justice to the subject ,his procession
would have appeared more decent and
orderly if not quite so lurid.
But why this enmity toward nation
al banks? Ho'w are the people injured
by them? Are they 'hot a b benefit?
The people need money in the trans
action of the business of the country
and look to the banks to supply them
therewith. The banks not havfing the
currency and having U. S. bonds de
posit the latter with the treasurer - of
the United States and receive ready
printed currency in exchange therefor.
This currency is guaranteed by the
government which makes it the best
and safest currency he wcfrld ever
saw. The people are not in any way
wronged, as the bonds are ample" se
curity.. The interest on the bonds
must be paid whether they are used as
a basis for a bank " circulation or lie
unused in some safe deposit vault. n
That there a:e dishonest men among
bankers is quite probable, but that
bankers as a class are dishonest is not
borne oui by the facts. I will assert
without fear of successful contradic
tion, that, as a class, the' bankers of the
country will rankas high in morality,
honesty and business probity as any
other .class, or calling of people. . Their
principal fault,' in the j eyes of their
'critics, seems to be that they make a
study of their business r and follow
those business methods which experi
ence has demonstrated to be correct.
The business interests of the country
are largely in sympathy with that of
the national banks, and not so much
because it favors any special class or
interest as because it is, for :he best in
terest of all the people of theountry,
rich and poor. Bankers and business
men know that they 'cannot prosper
when the masses are hot prospering,
therefore a banking system which ben
efits the common, people : will benefit
them. Practical business is the best
school in which to gain a knowledge
of finances. Theory- may do as a basis
for developing the mind in arguing
from false premises. iProf. Denslow
once said that there were two sizes bf
political economy in this country, a
boy's size and a manVsize,. The former
was the size used in the, schools and
recommended by college - professors,
while the latter . was the one adopted
by practical men . in business matters.
There seems to be two sizes of finances
now, one being based on theory while
the other is well established in busi
ness methods. 1 ' "
John G. Carlisle when in the U. S.
senate, representing a ! partisan consti
tuency, may be an advocate of silver
coinage, but as secretary of the United
States, treasury he soon finds 'that the
ory does not prove to , be of "man's
size." He learned in short order that
one hour in practical -business respon
sibility is worth, in illustrating a true
financial system, more than a cycle of
oratorical theorizing. I f ;
Mr. Robertson says that Secretary
Gage deposited $40,000,000 with ;the
New York bankers for the purpose; of
enriching said bankers. Mr. Gage
says he did it for the purpose of reliev
ing a tight money market. The busi
ness conditions at the time bear out
Mr. Gage in his statement, while Mr.
Robertson has no foundation other
than prejudice and imagination upon
which : to found his assertion. Which
statement are we to. accept? Which
would be the better for the country,
panic and $40,000,000 in the United
States treasury or the catastrophe
averted and the $40,000,000 temporari
ly loaned to the panics to aid in the
good work? j
As for paying the bonds and stop
ping the interest, that is now being
done as fast as the bonds fall due and
we have an administration that will
continue to do so until . they, are all
paid, so there is no occasion lor "John
P. Robertson" to "holler out Gee!"
. J DAN WEBSTER. '
; Rosedale, Oregon, t . . . '
h( O O O .' kv )
A GOOD AND ABLE FRIEND OF
V THE CANAL, ?
I wish to call the attention of the
people of , Oregon, through the "Edi
torials of the People," to the fact that
Senator McBride is a good friend, and
a real friend, and an able friend, of the
Nicaragua canal. Uie t not tne son
of a friend ,(as has unfortunately been
the case with certain Oregon represen
tative in congress m the past) who is
a friend of the canal in public speeches,
franked to his constituents, wnue oe
ing paid a salary from the funds of one
or more transcontinental railroads as
their -"attorney," with a view to hav
ing: bis influence against the pushing
of any measure for the construction
of the great water way connecting the
Atlantic with the Pacific. :5
The readers of this jscreed are al
ready advised through the despatches
of the action bf the committee on inter
oceanic "canals in favor) of a bill ap
propriating $i40,ooo,oooj for the con
struction and defense off the Nicaragua
canal, of which committee Senator Mc
Bride is a member. After Mr. Mc
Bride was elected United States sena
tor, his first interview irf reply to ques
tions regarding' what: jie "considered
legislation of the most j importance to
the Pacific coast," he mentioned the
annexation of the Hawaiian Islands and
the construction of the Nicaragua ca
nal, firsthand some other matters. He
has no doubt had. speqial satisfaction,
therefore, in' being instrumental as a
member of the committee :n making
an early an,d favorable; report on a
' straightforward measure, to build the
canal The action of the committee
shows that the friends j of the canal
mmmtnr. an not riiscourased or in
timidated, and it is the! opinion of his
friends in Oregon that - senator aic
RriHi will nrrsist until I the crreat oro-
I iert It consummated indeed there is
cvfrv nrosnect tnat tne law ior mc
. . .1
construction of the canal, and the ini
tial appropriation of funds therefor,
will be pushed through both, houses at
the present session of congress.
FOR THE CANAL.
O O O
ONE THING AN OREGON LEG
ISLATURE WILL NOT DO.
In vour issue ef the 21st inSE is an
article copied from the Roseburg
Plaindealer. from which', it appears that
an effort is being made in Douglas
county to fix up a legislative .ticket in
the interest ; of Bingeri Hermann tor
U. S. senator. i
The editor of the Plaindealer is an
appointee of j Hermann's, and no doubt
was given the job in A'laska which he
holds for the purpose bf securing the
influence of: that newspaper in Mr.
Hfcrmjjnn's senatorial; j campaign, and
no doubt the support which that news
paper is giving Hermann is only such
as -was required in the contract by
.which the editor thereof was given
' Hermann within the last year or so
has appointed eight or ten Douglas
county men to positions of various
kinds in the land department,' and it
seems hat he has made new offices
for the sole purpose of j giving Douglas
county republicans places at the pie
It is-currently reported and gener
ally understood that these appoint--rents
wtrma ie for t: e sole purpose
of , advancing Hermann's interests as a
senatorial candidate, nd the appoint
ees, their r -lat!ves and immediate
friends, are expected to line upi at the
primaries and county convention and
see that the candidate for the legis
lature are pledged to I Hermann for
senator. These appointees with their
relatives and friends, aided by the for
est rangers, are expected to be numer
ous enough to control the county con
1'But. aside from the I appointees and
relations, the writer is advised by a
. !i Ik-man from Douglas county that
there is no sentiment in that county ior
Hermann for senator, : or in fact any
other office. ' , " '
Hermann's inordinate greed for of
fice .and the fact that he is willing to
stand on any platform and renounce
any and all opinions that he may have
expressed in the past, ! or that he has
now, or may hereafter acquire, upon
any subject, political' or otherwise,
which may in any way interfere with
his chance pf obtaining and retaining
an office, has disgusted a large number
of republicans in that county, and his
political standing in Douglas county
is no better than elsewhere in the state,
if it is as good.
The Oregon legislature has done
some bad things and many strange
things and foolish things and ridicu
lous things in the past, and it may be
safely trusted to do the same .kind of
shortcomings and its tendency to do
the things it ought not. to do, and to
leave undone the things it should -do
we have faith that an i Oregon legis
lature can still be trusted not to elect
Binger Hermann United States sena
tor. - ' ' ..'''I-..'
Albany,- Or., Jan. 29th.
. A EUGENE OPINION.
W'hile it is generally believed that
Oregon will go republican by a strong
majority at the June election, too much
assurance along this line is bound to
create an apathy that will have a ten
dency to lower the majority instead bf
increase it. The very fatt that the state
is to" Speak for republicanism should
be the incentive that makes every re
publican feel; it his duty to take off his
coat and go to work in helping to roll
up the biggest majority for the party
ever recorded in the history of the
state. - Let every man who bears the
stamp of republicanism upon his pro
gressive brow stand valiantly by the
party until after the election is over.
WILL REFUSE TO REGISTER.
The Dalles Tiraes-Mountaineer:'
inere is considerable objection on
the part of voters to complying with
the reeistration law enartrd hr . th
last legislature, and evidfntly some
will. refuse to comply; with its provi
sions, and thereby be deprived o the
right of suffrage. For ihlt th
blame no one bat themselves. The law
s a just one, and was enacted in the
interest of a ourer ballot. Every voter
who feels an interest I in government
affairs should go to the trouble of reg
istering. ,j . .
Fine Printing, ' Statesman "Job Office.
IN FAVOB OF JOEY
DECISION OF TUX CNITFD STATES
la m CaaUat for Timet f XriB Conn.
ty Realty, FMrehmscd f rona th
; Sttof Or. : -
(From Daily, Feb. 1st.) ' .
The ; United Sutes land officers at
Oregon City Chas. B.. Moores, reg
ister and Wm. Galloway, receiver
have made their decision in the matter
of the contest of the State of Oregon
vs. W. II. Savage, involving home
stead entry No. 12076, made April .20,
1897, for 40 acres of land in township
8 south, range 3 west. The property
consists of 40 acres of land, included
in the farm of Wm. Jory, six miles
south of this city purchased from the
school land board forty years ago. but
by some error omitted in the descrip
tion of the : deed, and which is now
worth $40' per acre. Savage, who is
a resident of. Oregon City, discovered
the defect a few years "ago and filed on
the land, and the state, land board im
mediately contested the claim to pro
tect Wm. Jory. the purchaser from the
state. The decision, which is in favor
of the state's contention, and thereby
in favor of the present occupant, is as
follows:; . ' j.
"The land involved in this contro
versy was ' purchased by Wm.
Jory, the present occupant under
the state's title, at public auction from
the school superintendent of Marion
county, Oregon, in August, 1859, and
three years afterward a deed was duly
issued in pursuance of said sale. The
testimony indicates that, although the
selection of the land as indemnity
school land had been irregularly made,
the sale to Jory was made in perfect
faith and that purchaser had every rea
son to bejieve that in making the pur
chase he "was securing a perfect title,
Evidence of the good faith of the' pur
chaser is strengthened by the fact of
continuous cultivation and improve
ment by himself and his grantee from
the date of purchase up to the present
"The fact that the land in contro
versy was originally included in the
donation land certificate -of John H.
Jory, in no way impeaches the good
faith of the grantee of the state as it
was clearly shown to the satisfaction
of the officials pf the general land office
that John M. Jory never intended to
claim it and that its inclusion in his
donation, land certificate was the result
of a clerical error. This circumstance
is "so fully explained that it can have
no bearing in the case at issue.
"It seems clear that the state at least
made an attempt to select the land in
controversy. Supposing its selection
to have been regularly made, the land
was offered for sale in good faith and
was purchased in ' good faith.. While
this and the subsequent occupation
and cultivation of the land for a full
generation is not sufficient to perfect
title, -it does give rise to certain equities
in favor of the grantee of the ' state.
William Jory and his grantee had been
in open, and notorious possesison of
the land under eoloeof title for nearly
forty years when the homestead entry
of W. H. Savage was made. During
all these years the land was enclosed
and in Cultivation and there is nothing
in the testimony to indicate that Sav
age did not fully understand that the
land was occupied by another under
color of title, but whether or not he
knew that fact, is immaterial. The es
sential fact is that there was actual ad
verse occupancy and cultivation by one
who considered his title good. In
Atherton vs. Fowler (96 U. S. 513) it
is declared that 'any attempt to make
an entry" pf the public lands occupied
and improved by another under honest
claim and color of title is illegal.'
"In Burke vs. Gamble (21 L. D. 362)
if is held that 'no rights are acquired
under the settlement laws by an unlaw
ful trespass on the undisputed and
known possession of another who be
lieves his title to be good.' AH. the es
sential principles involved in this case
are fullyset forth in the case of Jones
vs. Arthur (28 L. D. 235), and follow
ing the decision in that, an analogous
case, we recommend that ; the entry
of Savage be cancelled and that the
state of .Oregon be permitted to per
fect the -election of the tract in con
NOTES FROM BROOKS.
Born to Oiff Evans and wife a ten
pound boy on January 29th.
T. B. Jones was in Brooks Monday.
George Massey and E. ! K. Shaw
d rove to Salem Monday. - - t
Mrs, Kippenger was a passenger to
Mrsj Sharp returned to Salem after
spending a week in and around Brooks
Mts. Little was a passenger to Sa
lem and back on Monday.)
There "Will be an entertainment and
box social at the Perkins School house
Saturday night, the boxes io be sold to
the highest bidder. The money will
be Used to buv' lamn fctr tli
of lighting the school house. AH the
young ladies are asked to
bring a box
wnn supper ior two.
Mrs. Frank Evans is
Brooks this week.
The ladies of the W. Q-T. U. will
meet at the home of Mrs. Pedersen on
Thflrsdav aflprnnnn nnl
for the ensuing year. j ,. .
airs. Mams was taken tery sick on
Mondav and Dr Rmwn nf v:0im ....
CaHed and spent the night with her.
one is improving..
George and Charles Dd.-cas are up
from Portland, visiting at home this
W hile in the woodshed piling wood a
11 sc piev;e 01 iron tea irom tne lott
overhead, knocking him unconscious.
He was carried to the house and was
resting well the next morning. '
her aunt, Mrs. Heitsman. Urts week.'
OVER TWENTY USES FOR"
The Indian corn propr-ganda at the
Paris Expositon and the conventions
recently held in the ' West in the ' inter-
est 5 ot corn producers'" have brought
out the fact thit over twenty ; impor
tant products are ' now" manufactured
from corn. One of the most impor
tant products- lis distilled spirits, the
demand for whch has increased great
ly; since the - invention ? cf : smokelest
powder, in ' the manufacture of which ,
the spirits are I largely . used. Among
the other products made -from corn'
are mixed glucose, crystal glucose,
grape sugar, alnhydrous grape sugar,:.
pearl starch, powdered
grits, ourine, dextrine,
granulated gum, gum
paster cdrn oi
. corn oib-cake, rubber
substitute, gluten feed,. Chop feed, glu
ten meal and 1 corn germ". With , the
present'; economical methods , of manu
facture not a" particle of corn wait
ed. - There Js no : .refuse. California
Vineyardist. j - !
TWO LITTLE GIRLS.
I'm twins, I guess, 'cause my Ma say;
I'm two little girls.. An one o me 5 -lis
Good little girl: an th', other V
.. . - '.she . ' ,,:..,.;,
Is Bad little girl as she can be.
An Ma says so, 'most ever', day;
An she's the funniest Ma! 'Cause when
My Doll won't mind, an I. ist cry, j
. W'y nen my Ma sob an' sigh, i;
An say, "Dear Good little girl, goot
. by! . J 1
Bad little girl's corned here again T - j
Last time ai Ma act that a-way, -.
I cried all J to myse'f awhile
Out on the steps, an nen I sniile.
An" git mjv Doll all fix, in style,
An' go in wjhere Ma's at, an say:
"Morning (to you. Mommy dear!
Where's that Bad little. girl wuz here
Bad little (girls goned clean away, !
An Good, little girl's corned back to
stay:"! - ... 1
James Whitcorab Riley in February
Century, j .' .'
: HIGHLY COMPLIMENTARY.
The Financial Review of New York
Comments on Gov. Geer s State
, ' ments Regarding Oregon.
The Financial Review, of New York!
a journal devoted to banking, com-jj
merce and tnsurance, makes a highly
complimentary statement regarding
Gov. T. T. Geer, of this state, in tlu
issue of January 24th. a copy of which
is just to hand. The comment, which!
was entirely unloOked ior and is highly
gratifying to the governor's friends in(
this state and elsewhere, shows thati
the attention of the business world has
been attracted to the state of . Oregon
and its wonderful possibilities and pros-I
fierous condition. The statement fol-t
ows: v- -f .- . ".'.:.... -j
"Governor T. T. Geer, of Oregon. J
who replies to the New York Times'!
inquiry relative to the progresY liis
state has made in all lines during the
year and its prospects for the twelve
months directly ahead, r gives what
many may; regard as a glowing ac-J
count, yet which; in the light of facts as
he gives them, arc well founded. His"
statement is a very satisfactory one. and
in its telling the governor clearly indi
cates the pleasure, it gives him ' to be
in a position to speak so encouraging
ly. For ithis condition, though he
h a c tin itaM a tfitirh. th irovernor is
to be credited in a large degree, for the?
ability of his administration .has given
all lines a chance : to attend strictly to'
business without fear of hindrance from:
an interfering administration. ' Enti-e-i
ly in touch with the material interests;
of Oregon, Governor Geer has been a
successful ! executive.
AN IMPORTANT MftTIMO.
A Convention of Fruit Growers Beingf
Held at Corvallis A Three j
An hnportant convention of Oregon's
fruit growers is in session in Corvallis.
Concerning ; the meeting "the Corvallis
Times of yesterday, has the following!
"The fruit growers of Oregon ' will
meet in annual convention at the Ag-
ricultural College this afternoon for aj
three daya session. The public is cor-
dially inviked to attend the meetings;
and it-is to be hoped the fruit growers
especially around Corvallis will take in-
terest enough in their deliberations toj.
be pesent. Leading horticulturalistsi
and practical fruit growers from all
over the state will be in attendance and
much of j interest and profit can- be
learned. The fruit industry of Oregon
is in its infancy but it will, remain so
until the would-be growers Jake more j
interest in the promising babe. If the!
business ii to be made profitable in this j7
valley we must have - a few scientific j
facts strewn among our common cus-j
toms. 'We must know how to pray;
and when to spray, bow to prune and
when to prune; we must know how to
care for the crop and how to market it.
Fruit groiing has been reduced to a
science in California and is a financial
success; if we expect to compete with ;
our sister state Ave must scrape the moss
from our backs and kill the moths -of ;
codling notions. 1 We can . all profit by
meeting together, so let the convention j
of the Oregon -fnrk growers be well at
tended." ! -
Roseburg Review: " '' !
Geo. W'. Dimmick, the present coun
ty treasurer, is - frequently mentioned,
now-a-days as a candidate for clerk on
the republican ticket. -We have , not
learned whether Mr. Dimmick would
?refer that place to being . candidate
or re-election, but - bave been told
that he would. ' V
T CO LD,R EITHER.
The Dalles. Times-Mountaineer: - !
i. .The extreme . cold . weather of the
winter was reached last nieht. when
the mercury fell to 20 degrees abov
zero. - .
OFFENDERS-JN CLOVER. '
The Dalles Times-Mountaineer: ' ' f
Report i was received Jbcre today that
the sheriff of ShcTmsn county and the .
city marshal of Moro were toth down
with smallpox. If the report is true
offenders ought to have ' a fine time,
since, the peace 'officers will be unable,
to get out auer tnem ior a time. j
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