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A FIRE DESTROYED
The Mammoth Convention Half In
WILL BE REBUILT IMMEDIATELY
IaHinar to Be Collected at Oace
Other Fnad Art Available Tw Be
: tied bjr Ucmomti.
KANSAS CITY, April 4 The
mammoth auditorium. tn which th-
Democratic convention was to have
been 'held, was1 destroyed by 'fire this
afternoon. Within a few mimics after
it caught, the) whole structure was a
mass ot ttarrwt, And 20 minutes after
the first alarm the mammoth root fell.
The fire spread to residences in the
rear of the hall km the Twelfth street
and 'across Center street, where it
caught the Second Presbyterian church
and the .Latiirop public school. The
residences on iTwdth. street, together
with the church and school are a U,taj
lo. The fire; now under control.
The t'jtal loss is; estimattd at $350,01)0.
Kansas f City. April 4. Plans are on
foot to rebuild the convention hall im
mediately, and make it ready for the
convention in July. 'While the fire was
stibl in progress memlers of the Co 1:1
merceial Chib, through whose . efforts
the hall was conceived and built, mingl
ed in the crowds of spectators and be
gan sHcitinjE fundsTor the new struct
ure. This evetviti $25,000 liael been sub
scribed and Secretary O. M. Clendcu-;
ning. ot the club, called a mass meet
ing of til e ciriiens ior tomorrow night,
to devise ways and means of raising
the addkional $50,000. The hail as
sociation has $10,000 in the bank, and
will have the $155,000 insurance for
immediate use. the insurance com
panies having spontaneously agreed to
waive the 60-day; limit and niake pay
TAKES NO ACTION.
Washington. April 4. Senator Jones,
chairman of thei National Democratic
eommittee, says f the committee, will
t;.ke no action until he has further
i formation concerning wluit Kansas
City proposes; to do. If it is true, as
ri ported, that (the ihall "is to be rebuilt,
there will be no necessity for making
ATHLETES Of OREGON
TEAMS HAVE HKtllN TKAIMNd KOK
STATE I IKIJ) MKtT.
Aa later-Stale , Athletic Tournament l
; Kmttl Neat Mouth A Nwtri
: Man Talk.
(From Daily. April 5th.)
I me re st in the iannual field meet of the
Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic 'Asso
ciation of Oregon, scheduled for Salem
on Saturday. June. id, is already, awak
ened. A nK-etMig. marked-by good,
clcanf athletic sport, keen competition,
ntid of exevptional interest is aittici
pa ted this year, j Such a tournament of
-illilrtw i-nnficl wmll,!' 4 w cordial!'
.welcomed as an innovation by the lover: I
oi amatei'r por oi tli state, to wnom
ihe strh-titutioit iof siicli a program for
i he usual wrangling and questionable
management ; that have marked t'aee
units of recent years, would be a mo;
At any rate the new management, oi
the intercollegiate athletic association
is a very eoBsciencious company of
young gentlemen who. from all reports,
are strong advocates of pure athletic
sports and will I doubtless inaugurate a
leiormartKm along athletic lines in col-k-giate
circle- in th:si state .that will
catfsc not a little surprise. The forma
tion of cmnbines and jobbing among
the contestants j in the dilTerent events,
of course, will trot be tolerated -nd all
kindred infractions of pure at'l!ftic. cus
tom -will 1e dispensed with. Rut til!
if would be in unpardonable offence t.
penoit of elean: and Ivonorab'e fhlcie
ironi Mt. Angel-CoRege to enter into
com petition jor; field day honors! It
is-uivler.tootl- Albany college has been
admitted to membership in the associ
ation andwiu pnbably compete at the
June field mcetl but. with no just rea
son at all. the Mt. Angel college is de
nied admission to the association
These are , among the inconsistencies
that 'might be explained bv the athletic
management bf the intercollegiate
meet. ! i . , ,
i -.TTtM-Mion of an increasing field
, iUs, ir.im; of the different
It V I . I liv UU' i - ........ I
colleges have begun training and writ!
be in splendid i comlitwn kit tne junc
Mruggle. This; year the contest for the
championship icup lies between the
state university boys, of Eugene, and
the Oregon Agricultural College, team
n" Corvallis The Eugene school has
lot a few of its old veterans and point
winners, but the ranks have been filled
with very I creditable material fronr
among the younger students. At Cor
vallis. a rrunjJer of the school's strong
est men ex-volunteers have re-entered
the school and the wearers of the
itrmw tt-ill irhrs vear be represented by
a team cf anusual strength. The con
test between these two schools wilj be
elose, while Pacific eoKege, of New
Jrt ; cimnn-tfd to ave a eood claim
on third nlace. Albany college, having
never participated in the field day meet
tefore. tt is difficult to compute tnc
rr.K-SIi cjr-nrh of the Presbvferian
collegbni. .but . they may show tip in
tiretry good form. The Willamette
I TtTivr:Lrv.t'.nT i nraeticine faitte'ull?
every day.Mmt m the face of the re
peated dis.Tppointments irt the past, no
claim are oetng made as to me reia
tive strength of the home team, ;
! - . . ... ! - -
The Oregon Weekly, oi the 21 inst..
a U. of O. publication, contained the
following concerning the work of the
athletic ean of the. state university:
"TrinfT Trine' lecan work last Mon
day and. alfhough the inclemency of
tn went Tier prevemea otttaoor xerci.e,
work was carried or in the gymnasium
ditrintr thr wmL-. 'Ir. Trine will be on
hand during the vacation and all those
who wtsn -to keep tip work wui be al
W i lX meeks of a've traln
mfet Tu f Oregon Washington
n'eet; - The ihterco egiate meet is
duled or June at Salenu
tnJ? f'owmgr ettfrie have becn
made m the various event .
Le wil cK' Williams, Waddd,
Lewis, Smith, Spence -
zUVJ" Poiart: .'"Ktlwarda. ount-VV-KV
1dmond SPn" AngelV Cloeh.
VV.!e. Payne. .Ruseli dmb.
yara run:' Bioch. Payne, Coad
'n 'f PusKL HnlKs.-RauI-ne.
(jrav. Tvr tvi., trt:.. i.
manley. Moist. '
rCn: w,&hnson' Adams. Whip
f1 Gilbert, B. Wagner, Sheves, T
'ny. Moore; . ; ' -
"Mile u,-!tr ir,,.-...; lit.', m
J 0 Til : if" TuvK r ti
. Jackson, Hooker Kilyet
120 and 220 yard, hurdie Tares- v;!
ams, Dillard. Thavier. M,tl.-t t...
1!.. Edwards. Smith.
"Shot Out arwt hammer il,..,.... c .,
Wagner. Gcodall. Jakwaj.
'rVin11'"' r,,2n Jnr.p: Knox, Thay
'DinaTd. Af.-ii!o4-ir 4
kuruiing Croad jump: Smith, Mat
tk. Knox. Thaver TllVt-irt
'Pole vajih: Knox, Whipple, WriV
ims, Thayer. .
r v .
;o contained the follow mg article rel
ive to the .-itli!-f m i . v.
. - v . minimi iiie
ate universities of Oregon and Wah-
Kwii, n ie ntw in Seattle, Saturday,
"Arranirements .-r rvm- l.t-'mr, , i .
tor a niat athletic meet between- the
jrnversuy ot Washington and the tJm
ersty of Oreg.m, to be held in Seat
I?. Saturday. May loth. !
"The U. O. will send a team of ten
UlletCS to rTrreivf- ir ; .
ern field, and theie men will be select -
eo irom me lortv-fivt- nun .n i,. t,,:
- - j - - - - - - - - - 1 1 1 11 j u ;
iB on.) seven weeks remain sn
. . . f . 1 . . I
.v.!. iw vv"c 'ior xne conresi ana i
...:ti i. . j; , , . I
1 it ft ii lit ern cft-imiis tj. m.
on the -lucky ten.' The selection will
.- r -,, , i . . .
,jr a josjoie. te determined by
ry-outs, but rrt some cases will fnr left
o fhp iiidsment of Trainer Trine.
"The events scheduled are the 100.
120. AACi an! 8Xn varH nine t! 1
- 1 j - . ' . 1 1 aui4
220 yard hurdles, the mile run, the mile
rrf'liv rnA liTi 1.
' ,J itM-v, Mt(.u illlll.ULIOII l )Q re -
nrf-sonftl Tv i.mr nin
"j v i ruiiii.ji
440 yards), rhe running broad jump, the
Ofle vault, t'he shnt mrt tnmm..r tl,r..-
- - I " -, " V. i .141 V,,,
and. posbly. the discus throw.
T1.. IT: . .- it- l ,
.xiic LfiiivciMiy . 01 asnington nas
strong aggregation of athletes, w"ho
wve Von the Washington state cham-
II T1 l'l IT 1 1 11 in K . y . I , .... .... .
Washington has ail along fosteTed a
rvuii iliiaii.ui dlllKUt hjlirii. ailll IK)
hadv work- tJ nnv L-iml : nfrmdin.)
by the students or facuhy. The Ore-
goit mm win tikti lornnualjle opion
. .. )... ,...:4i . ., i .1 . . c
11111 hhii)ci iiivui iu put lorvn
"Tl... i 1 T r .TT r .t'j. ...:n i..
'held in Seattle on the evening before
the field meet. Next year both these
events will occur in Eugene."
i - -
In a recent issue of the frfsri-nt a
publication of Pacific iCollege. New-
berg. Hix-re -appeared an article on
That Athletic Convention." The ar
ticle in question is very evutently the
masterjriece oi either Otto Pickett, rtu-newly-ejected
presick-m- of the athk-tic
a-:ici;rti'i!. or Mr. Redinond. Mr.
Pickett's right bower. As an example
. . V n I I -VI I r dim t - V 1 ' 1 1 V IL-1,V V , I
dence of the renarka4le ignorance of
the author as to actual conditions ex
Vii'lwiri, . 1 . . . I I j i..ll.-lnr i . .
isting in collegiate atntetic circles out-
berg, the article refvrred to is here re-
V "II ' -V-V U iri.V. irillllll 111 lltt 1 l-TWIt
ade bv the Dress in regard to the ac-
T n s xte r a'l ie connnent "lias teen
;;on 01 me- convemion 01 me intercol
r.t i-.i I
legiate Amateur Athletic Association,
field at Salem February, iith, W. U.
has chirccd the other institutions in the
kague with . all- uuniur of . iiolitical
scheming, an. I 'lias trophsied the utter
les-truotKin of inter joMegiate athletics,
md calamity in general to intercollegi
"To be more specific, it has been
harge;! that fne election was c-ntro!lid
bv a ring. If five of the six institu
tions aw fit o nominate a ticket and
legit i mantel y ekct it to the .exclusion of
1 civtfi ll-ir trtfict Iw'f n .iilTli1
reason for it. The Icxratkm. aims and
cWiletic status ot tlie combining me
ntions are & radically different and
inf-infini. t if a o iivike .1 rhirsre of
mutual connivance at eacii o.her's faults
an absurdity. 'We must look. .then, at
:he intKittioTr o svstematica.lv" anu
horoughly shut out to discover the
initive ior the action. We do not need
to look long nor cksely. 'It is only
necessary to remark to those who have
kept pace with iniercoilegtatc athletics.
hat it is WtJ.an.ette university. . 10
:au e a significant smile to pass over
heir coumenane-es. It is only neces
sary to recall the fact that W. 0. was
penly and publicly charged with hav
ng delioerate! hired men to com? tt
school for the express purpose of j ar-
.Mfithnir in c rvr i n cr jtVl!ln,,i- and th.1t
W. U.'s representative tiuheI the mat
er up and did not endeavor to vinui
ate 'ir:s institution. Is it possible that
ie recognized that he was in a glass
house and con5equen!y did not want
nv stne-thTOwinc -W-
orf trtlrl hat V IT.'s athletic
V. i " - - "
methods have been regenerated (they
- . h v . t t . .
letxt rt tau enougnj. ttiat rne iai
hould not be held against them. But
iow ha this regeneration virrced if-
a't if mitct mi'.rn hp rerera: it rv -
Iverilv dl to taffeOt t'mjr foocball
team. How aboirt even- tne more re
cent indications. Look at their line-up
r spring arnietics: ous, aanuers.
tussell. 'What- caused Ouiss to leave
lis work in Portland and at the elev-lw-vtT-
r-fcrizitr in . Salem? Prob
ably the same thing- that caused a sim-
i!ar act two years ago. ny rs is-usscu
tak'mg five hours chemisrtry perweek?
-Vthletic. most i probably. Why is
Sander in Willamette? Because, as a
.U. man satd: We flow a nice otmni
head, and tie can't
sret ott of it. Does this look like re-
generation, or aegcireranoiii u,
generation is out of the quest ton; tt is
ioipo;sblc : .- i . . ' ' ' t ,
"Tlie educational institutions of the
..ii .-.a hat radical measures
state itan'-vu , , ,
alone could put a stop to the shady
wtirk that was. ana. a tucj oC,
being done in athletics. Hence their
actkm. It was a Wow struck m the
itt erest of pure atliletics. and we be
like that time will show that it was
well directed." ' '
It has been said that some women
swear like men while others are so pi
ous they won't even darn socks.
Don't judge a man's brains by the
length of his whiskers.
WEEKLY ORISON STATESMAN, rFRIDAV APRIL 6, iqoo.
BILLS ARE AUDITED
"AKIOS CO C NTT COMMISSIONERS
i . COl'BT IN SESSION.
t'oatrart (or Prlatlsg- EImUm BalloU
A warded 8ral Paapcr Clalaaa
i. (From Daily, April stb.)
The Marion county commissioners'
court convened at the court house yes
terday afternoon-, for the retrular Atiii
term, the principal matter on the dockk
ieing the auditing of bills, the lettinlg
ci the contract for printing-. : election
oaiiots, and acting upon viewers re
ports on roads, heretofore, petitioned
The court opened bids, for' the print
ing of the election ballots for the Iurie
election. The specifications called for
pinting 48,400 ballots, according io
the; provision of the Australian balUt
law, and the bids received were: J
W. J. Clarke."... ... -4. ..$125 j
Statesman Job Office.. .... 87 js
koss E. Moores & Co... , 86 15
Henry Pape .s. ...... 75 00
The court awarded the oritraet to
Henry Pape, and provided; that the
warrant, in payment of the wrk. should
be drawn at the June term of the cuut.
tb work to be performed according io
the provision of the law.
The resignation of E. B. Cochran,
as ! supervisor of road district Ko. j)q.
Sidney, recently filed. , was- acce4reil.
and A. L. W'hiteman was appointed to
fill, the vacancy. ,
Among the bills aul:ted. was otfe
sent in by the Baker county court, ibr
$5050. It was for medical q.ttendane
and board furnished J. C Jackson, j a
colored resident of Marion county, who
was cared for by the Baker countv au
thorities while sick. The bill was al
lowed. Jackson has. since -his ilnesr
in Eastern Oregon, returned to his
home in North Salem. The bill ws
charged to the pauper account. j
A. G. Anderson, of "Macleay. had ;a
bill $89.50, against the pauper accourjt.
for the care of Alex York, deceased,
from May 23. 1806, to 'February, 1000.
The bill was disallowed by the court.
A similar fate was meted put to the
lvfl of the city of Woodburn. iw $j$t.
alleged to have been incurred in caring
for B. Green, a county charge. j
After auditing bills as shown below,
the court took a recess un-til Q o'clock
this morning: I
P 3 bo
4 y 5
W. E. Wade
Dreyer & Craig
A. j. Basey.
Baker county. Or...
IX S. Rerrtley & Co..
S R. Jessup
G. P. Terrell
D. C Thorns .
M. M. High
Capital Lumber Co.
Harvey Hartman.. ..
Johj. Hughes . ..
I.larritt & Lawrence.
Krauss'c Bros.... ..
Gilbert .& Baker .
W. H. Byrd
Steiner Drug Co....
A. G. Anderson-. . . .
C P. Hein. .. . . . .
P. T. P
Citv of Wood-burn
Court House alKl Jail.
Mrs. I. Patton 1 00
John Gray 7 75
S. II . White 3
J. L.Freelanl. . . . .. 75
W.'C. Reynolds.. .. jtf
Salem Water Co.. .. 12 55
I). S Bemkv & Co. I 00
Salem L & T Co... 35 (P
f.hn Hughes jo
Willis Bros. . 1 00
Or. Tel & Tel Co. . 93"
-run- 17 1 oct -rtvtTr w :-
church, recently sent an invitation; t.
Sedgwick Post No. 10, U. A. k.. ami
-.lu-u.-ii-L- Mrlipf Vrr f this citv.
Hiviting these two organizations to 'at
tend services in his sanctuary on Man
orial" Sunday, being the Sunday iireclpd-
ing Memorial uay. ims inynauoi
was accepted at the meeting of Scdg
wick IVst on Monday evening, ami (tin
old soldiers, the heroes the b'.od
struggle of 1861 to 1865 will. . on jtht
Surwlay designated, attend the; Cath'
He church in a body. This, will be jih
first time in the history of Salem tjha
the Grand Army of the Republic iki"
attend srvices in a Catholic cHirchj ar
an organization. It is unnecessary; t
say, that the Rev. Daly, and the mm i
hers of his congregation ' arc much
pleased with the prompt acceptance! of
the invitation, and the occasion will! In .
made one long to be remembered Spe
cial music, will be provided for the "oc
casion, ami the services -will be $ s
patroitic character. It has long been
the ensttvm of the G. A. R. to have th
members attend some church in a l4d
on the Surnlay preceding the Memorial
Day. ' '.' ; . j :
PASSED AWAY. David Bro4-en
a Tiromincnt elder in- the German Bip-
tist or UunKaro cnurcn. uicu
home ai Talent, March 29th. agelj 79
years. He was a native of Virginia,
arxl came to Oregon in 1871. sett ing
in the Willamette valley. For the jas:
eight vears he has lived in Sotttheru
Oregon. Besides a wrfe he left five
children J. D. Brower. of Salem: -M-v
Barter Baltimcfe. of Albany: Mrsj P
Morgan, of Marion county: Mrs. L. S.
Gate and Dr. D. -M. Brower. of sh
land. 'Mr. Brower possessed the high
est esteem of those among whomj he
lived, arid his former neighbors deeply
regret his departure. , j
.noTirt F TTIID Salem Cimo
No. 118 PaciJurisdici&ni Woodmen
t WnrU rJ 5valetn Oregon filed
t Tl tll- , m
icles of incorporation m the state
n,rimni i-ratrrAaV The DOfOOSe
: munirniiv 01 a. inter
nal heneficiarv society on the kxlge
r a Wtio. C D: Alinton
A. J. Basey arc tne tncojJta.v.
TOOK CHARGE vPRIL FIRST
C. sM. Lock-wood was appointed jpan
ager for the Postal Telegraph Com
nanj birsirtess for Salem, to take cf
feet Aoril 1st. Mr. Lockwood f has
been klentmed with the teieg:raphj and
ntcysenger work several years. be hav
ing heretofore served as tnanagdr for
the Postal and introduced rhe efficient
messenger service no,w being operated
.in this city.:'- : J;- :;; f
iVJT-L WED Wm. AfcFarl'ane and
Loi Forrest. of Turner.. have received
a license to marry from County
W. W. Hall, upon the application of
, 1 111. W UUV. " w-v
BIDS WERE OPENED
CHANGES JL3 KEPpESENTATIVE MALI.
HAVE BEEN OEOEREO.
Era Vaa Patta Saeara tka Coatrart at
Vary Low tng-airaRalra listen.
lag ta oatractara,
(From Daily; April 5th.)
The 'State Board of Caoitol Building
CommiMiioners yesterday opened bids
lor ttie changes in the rejiresentative
hall, provided for?by the legislature it
its sat session. The plans called for
tne putting m of a floor over the repre
sentative hall, so as. to provide a large
room oveT the haU to accxmniodate the
state library, hjs- floor to rest on six
iron. columns built -up fron th ground,
Tlie pecificaTionts call for bids for eith
er a yellow fir floor, or an oak goor.
The at-opriat:on :or this work, pro
vided b" the legislature. wa $11,614.
and the; board feared that the bids
would ti- all so high a to make the
changes? impossible until a further, ap
propriation could be : secured. The
meniberi w-re irnrsd and crAtild.
therefore. wbei it wa found that most
'of he 'bid were within- tlie appropria-
jion. t-Mi-frmg are tne b:ls:
Erb A'an ; Parten Yellow' 'fir.
244: ottk. $44
t-nxftt & Van faften ellow fir.
$920; mk,' $10,522. f ? ' .
hW elkvv fir. Jo?oo: oak.
$f 1,000. V ' I
L. SJ RoneyT--YeJ4w fir. $11,000:
oak, $135,100. 1 ' i '
Bt-ntkty Con6ructio Co.-Oak, $14,-
0 i i ' .
The contract was awarded to Erb &
Van Patten at $8844. the board decid
ing on the oak floor at that price.
The menbers of the board stat.'l ves-
terday tnat. in vjew of the, low uidsre-
ceiveiL. and tlie adyintaeous contract
made. sufiiciem moaev would be left
of the appropriation, after the changes
contemplated by the specili-'a:ions
were provided for. to allow of further
imorove'ments. and that changes would
be made in the spectators loby in the
represtiiiative hall: the seats vviil be ?r
rangd in tiers, raised, and t'he railing
of the lall moved further toward the
center f the room Kso as to increase
the space outside the railing, thus pro
viding .room for about 250 more stats
for spectators, and, in a measure, make
up for tlie absence-, erf the gallery.
Strict I rulen are 'laid down by the
board : for t'h e gHfdanye f the con
tractor jmd the time jintit for doing the
work - expires with November 10th.
I.lhmipir aw t.ne of the ruies pre--e-rbed;
for the contractors and their
.ivcn : ; .';
"After the room has been cleared of
all mowable furniture ami carpets by
ih.- uia.te 4mard. contractor or ontrnct
ors shall then -onre into posse-ssion of
the rofm kr the 'proecution of the
several ("works planietl and siR'cified.
Workmen ami materials will fe exclud
ed frorn all parts of the building, ex
rejrt the house of . representatives and
lower ourh corridor, the use of which
wiH be allowed only for such time as
is actually necessary for putting in- the
itiwer .jxrlion of tlie work. Even. ;hcn
irorhing will to a'riowed in said crr!dr
.hat isjwsiblc to put in place any ether
"It ts expected anil ' rcqtiire(f .f tlie
-onfractor or contractors to erect a.
ralforui at the south -end, and pass nil j
umitwIs. etc.. through a window or,
windows, includiig the passage of the'
workmen, as passing nhnmgh the
building. ther than as flw-fore mtn
tionel.i will be strictly prohibited, ex- '
cept in' cases of absolute necessity, tnd
:naking arJ finishing )enings fietween
jit- re-oiii .and . tiriWk la. Destruction
r damaging tf grouimls or shrubbery
will iw strictly jrfhfbited.
"'It j also remiiretl that all interior
.-ork. except such 'parts as i necesiry
to remove or distirtJ will be thorough
ly orotected from damage by boxing
ind coerinj with cloth. Any damage
r maVring of the interior, except as
.fc mentioned, ."must ire made good
without extra expense to the state,
lsjiis ctmsf i to life cvmstrueil to cover
all oart of the building until its com
n'rtioH and acce-piance by the archi
.ect. ' ' ' ' '
"All dirt, rtibbiyh, material, etc., mt
neetled in the work and improvement ef
sai.l hall of representatives. hall be
removetl from the buidmg awl premises-
as fa-t as the same is displaced or
accumulates: the ' same ' to le carried
out and frttt iwo wagons or carts- and
taken away and deposited where so li
"The contractor or contractors shall,
at fheir r.itu ' nrooer cost and expense,
furnish all materials anI lalior. the best
of t'heir several kinds, cartage, scaffokl
nc bwMlels.- tiKiu!ds,? etc.. etc., needed
!Vr the work herein and therein set
"AH connections with the new and old
work, 'of brick, iron and wood', must
h- rrotwr1v made and banded together
with straps, anchors, tie, etc.
"Attentkn is herebv called to the
necessity of corrtractors visiting rhei
bttilding. to the end that the proposed
work may be fully understood..
"Upon completio'n of the work, and
before final acceptance, the building
shall be thoroughly cleaned and ready
ior tehtying carpets, and free from all
"Cynt-rnr who bid m the within
spectned work will e required to en
close a certified check in the sum rf 10
per cent drawn : to the 1 order of the
state treasurer, to be forfeited to the
2ate in case the krwest or accepted bid
der .fails to qualify in ten days after the
opening of bids, with good and accept
able bond for the full amount of con
"The above work as specified must
be completed on or before November
to. 1000. M : ''. ' "r.' . ..
Fine printing. Statesman Job Office,
i SCARCITY OF HORSES:
Farmers are 1 beginning to reahze
that ihere 4s a great scarcity of horse
flesh everywhere. There has been an
unusually large demand for 'got! farm
tearns. for the cropping season now
at hand i 1 )iirinsr the oast five or six
years one could drive all Aroogh the
country ind scarcely ever see a colt,
and: this short supply is beginning to
be UU in the market; j There, is not
one? stallion to be found now where
six or eight years ago there were a
dozen. The pld teams are about worn
out on many farms andthis: makes an
increaed demand on a snort supply.
Two years ago whit was generally
known as a-plug coajd hardly be sold
for anything, if cold hash was to be
tfic consideration, but now they are in
demand, for anything is fetter than
nothing.. ' - " " - ' f -'----. J
It was the wisetarmer who kept right
aiong3reeding good animals in spite
of tkit discouraging outloook of three
or fouf'years ago, for he has now on
hand some-thing thst will bring him a
pro hf and he need j not look up a buy
er. In fact.' buyer seem.lto be more
numerous than horses. ! "".
GoCmI brcod mares are especially in
grcatjdemand now ithat the herses fu
ture egins to loolc bright again. In
fact the owner of a large, trim, clean
built mare can get Jus own price, if he
' . ! -.a a-
is wmng to part ;wii tne animal at
at all , It is to be- hoped that this in
creased demand will not cfiose farmers
to so far forget themselves that they
will start in again jbreedinjg scrubs, - as
a grat many were; doing; when the
price, of horses weht dowft below cost
of production. Ifs the bwner of a
plugfmare feels that he is bound to go
tnto the breeding business he had bet
ter keep along in fthe mule line anf
in this way allow the interior stock! of
the .country to grattually run out. ' A
smaip mule will sew morJ readily and
bring more rmney (than af small liorse
colt, any time or aiywheife.
It will not be long until) good horses
will be selKIng at old-time prices, and
those who go into the business now
and breeel with a tie-finite object in
view will le in- the best sjhape to real
ize gooei profits when they have a sur
plus ready for the market.
Jl'RY FA I LEI TO CONVICT 8AM RAMI
IX JtSTICE COI KT,
He Wm Charted With Kldla- I po a Hi-
eyrle Ialb -CaaaiWaa Very Stab-
Sam Ramp, of Brooks was given a
trial before Justice H. A. j John son 'yes
terday afternoon; but the jury coulj
not agree upon a vefdict ind after hav
ing been out i'i lio-urs, jwas discharg
ed frorii further sehice ! in the case.
From the first ballot it is understtxid
the jury stxt five jfor convieion anl
one for acquittal and a dozen ballots
failed to chanjre thje result. Justice
Johnson continued (the cae until 10
o'clock this morning. wle-n - another
trial will probable hadl
It was; a vcrw in4erestiing case and
was very stubbornly fought .on." legal
grounds. Wbe the caste was called
before Justic Joonsbn- at io:.o o'cloHc
visteilay nirning. ; Attorneys B. J7.
Bonham and J. A. Jeffrey, counsel far
the defendant filed a deijnurrer tei tfie
complaint. allrfii the tinconstitutioii
ality of tlie act creating ithe tax. The
demurree wa arfucd. Cj L. McNary.
deputy prosectstitwr attorney, speaking
for the state. J this effoirt to ablirev
fate the ease xai verruileel. - The de
fense demanded a ftsrv and an adjourn
ment wa takes 'til 2 o'clock to en
able the summoning ot six jurors.
At the aonolntd hour the case went
w trial before Jrry consisting of: R.
.. erossan, ic(irnh, . n.
Davis. S. T Noctb-wtt. Martin Viesco.
and II. C. TpW j .
In the coarse ot'ic trial, counsel
for the defend detected an alleyed
deficiency i ha techmcal construction
of the bill, uv hth they elwe-lt, with
partfrrU'Tar jmpha1sL The defeiidnjit
admitted haoar Viei "itxin he path
but in extenuation jof the act eallcdl
witnesses to hO tn-tt two teams were
standing; in the road a v and it was
necessary for liin to drive tnn the
path in order to safely. He fur
ther contended that he had not in awy
wav injured the path. Counsel for the
defendant chimed that in the meaning
of the law concerning bfcycle path,
the driving: or riding upon a path did
not constitute a crime unless as a con
sequence Uie paih as injured or de
faced nhereliy. In j sttpijrt of t1vs
claim, coufwel referred ti section lo
of the bicxte law, which reads as fol
lows: i ") - -I
"Such pMis shaft i be constructed in
surh a manner tliid tliey will not mater
ially rnterfe-e whh any road, street f
crossing, and when so constructed it
. m a a .
Jtall be ue-ieu nnwmcaiwir ior any
person or persons toi m any manner m-
jure or oetxce ?.i in. w iic .:.
glass, wire, iron, slicks, stones or anv
othet object or atibstaitce upon said
path w-hetWiy the safety of the path is
innxriHe! or injury I to five bicvele or
any part "hereof, the rider or
to a pedestrian, result is. liable to
result, mis protsirn is not to prt
vent intrres or egress to any field, yard.
lot or other place. o; rc&d crtssings or
the driving of loose stock; provunrrg.
the loose srock is nt wantonly driven
upon akl path and ?ue care is taken' to
prevent injury to oaths by looe s'ock
Keino" driven alone i highways. -Any
person injuryin-g any' path orovided for
bv tms act Khali, upon trial ana con
viction, be fined not le-ss than $10 or
h- imnrinwd for not less than five
days, or both. inlbe discretion oi the
court. - .
The prosecution, utiowcd by the testi
mony of four witnesses that there re
mained a space rjf folly t2 to is feet
on either side of the vehicles standing
in the roadway and to" which the de
fendant objected. ths making it pos
sible for the dcferhJr4 to pass the said
vehicles withotrt driving upon the bi
The prosecution also alleged that the
following section defined for what - t'rs
the bicycle paths were intended-and that
any infraction in that TCgard was a
viol ali on ;4 the law atwl pttnis4iableyn
urvler the trms of the measure. Sec
tion it. of the bill rads as follows:
"These! paths whn so constructed
shall be exclusively or pedestrians and
bicyclists, it being tie object and in
tent of this jact to provide for edes
strians and ibicyclistsj a highway separ
ate fccxn tliit used by teams and horse
men." The arguments in the case were con
cluded at 4:20 o clock when the case
ss sumitted to thejiury which retired
for -deliberation. At 10 o'clock the
jmy was unable to agree upon a vci
dict and Instice lohnson dismissed
them from further service. In all the
balloting Turrly one juror held out for
acnuittal the other five lcing satisfied
of the guilt of 4hr defendant. It is
understood the onlysuror tavoring ac-
nnittal wa S. T. Nortocutt
The final disposition f the case -will
be awaited with interest by bicyclists
who are interested irr the preservation
of and further improvement of existing
cycle paths. , j
X rtTITV.M Panl farnarh. a na
tive of Belgium, was yesterday grant-
f l . Y
ea nnai nizensiiip pajcis uj xswmj
Judge C P. TerrelL x
Fine printing. Statesman Job Office.
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Fine printing. Statesman Job Office.
TWO QUICK SHOTS
A Belgian Tinsmith's Attempt to
fIRD AT THE PRINCf Of WAITS
While the Latter Railway Caaeti Was la
theftatiaa at BraaU Tba
Fiend Apprefceaded. .
BRUSSELS. April 4 The Prince
of Wales was shot at wlwle leaving the
railroad station, lie re.- lie was not hurt.
The wouldrbe aSsassm jumped upon
the kotbvard of the prince's sakn car
as the train was -start rug and lired inti
the car, aiming jat the prince. ; The
man was immediately arrested.
Ihe wou.d-be asuvassanis a tinsmrth.
named Sipide, a resident of Brussels," j
years oid. His iioclveis were kund to
le full , of anarchistic literature. He
fited two shts at the Prinx'e of Wales.
I he Princes f Wales and others were
iiv j'.ie c.tr, - but 110 -oive was touched.
When-examined' by th. -statknr flicial.
Sipide declared he intendexl t kill the
Ponce ol Wales, i and thaL he did not
1 egret hi actn and- was ready to do
it again if given the ehance. Sij.Vk
sihi iiiu nily; said he waiKcd to k-HI the"
ptite becaiire he caused thousands
of ir.cn to be s!aii;Kliered in South Af
rica, i -
Hearu-.g the shots, the station mas
ter rushed uy the scene anil knocked
don the wouldde assassin's arm as
he prepared u fire a third shot, and a"
ntrmOer of persons thre-w themselves
on tlie prince's aslsaKaiiitT ' In the con
firsion a second fnaiv. ,wli. was quite
innocent, wa se1?ed, roughly handled
and beaten. ., ' .
NEW CKKAMKKV W I I.I. IIK1IN OI'Klt
ATIO.VS NEXT MOMIAV.
Tha riantWIII Havea Ilally Caparlly ot
330 rounds ant Will lie I'atro
- nlsed Liberally.
(From Daily. April 5th.)
T. ' S. Townseml, the aggressive
creamery operator! will have his Salem
plant completely jnsnHk-d by ihe end
et this week; aivl everything will be in
rca;!f.iess fr -t I Ut? enmnnnencement erf
butter making oir Monday next or on
Tue-day at the. late st., '
, The .building at! t'he ."corner Lirf Stale
and Eighteenth streets that has been'
secured for tleJ crfainery, is being re
imhk'kil in niany . 'particulars and '''will
today 4k ready fr the recefioii .mwl
ins;. illation .of the machinery which ar
rived yesterday.- $it ' plant will Jiave
h capacity o 150 Iouiids eif bulter tier
day, but. if the reinrentviTts demand.
t'.i: capa.-ity can 1c cas-ily knibkd.
Pitt it i thought ihe 350 pound capac
ity will be adequately large Jo handle
all of hi cream that will be available
for the present. Until the farmers be
come educated, into the dairy business
and increase tlieuf herds, the oltnne
of cream til at will be available in the
country cotwiguou.s. 10 Salem will not
be large. j ,
Mr.. Townsend iss devoting some at
tention to the est'ublix.limvnt 1 rnWes;
k'ditrg in eve-ry ebrection from Salem,
for flnr collecton I of . creani. Cream
will be .collected from all section of
Marion county, io v parts- of Polk
county, wh'ile nmcli will be shipped in
by li)at ait I' rail. A number of cream
separators have bee-n sold t farmer
who prop sj to lecoim patrons of the
creamery and '.htirs will invest in this
almost inHseiisiille machme, when
tncy arc "asured , 'at the creamery is
a go. 'Marion county perjle li:ive sev
eral time-is lni:n elisapp.rititetl in M'cur
ng iIh hcatiot ui a creamery emd a
majority f them are . naturally supic
ious of crtamery'promoters and do not
propose to go ."iny needle expense
until tlwy arc" assured the creamery
man is acting iti ood faith. It will
not. take long for Marioti comity fann
ers to ascertain that Mr. . Townsem'l
means bJsitK:ss and will engage in the
butter making business in- tlis com
munity m a niofeiextensive scale thaii
any 'of them, had ever' -dreand -of. Jle
ha asked for no 1niius from Salem
pesjple anJ has invested his nney iit
gx.I faith and all "Ik aks in return is
that lie, have the patronage of the fa'in-.
ing contiirinity of irTKsectiti ef the
-Aliey. "There is. little Nloidit but that
hi request -will le; very generally com--plfel
with by the farnu-rs.
'I- B. Ziemer. a jractical butter mak
er recently from . Wisconsin, lis bv tlie
city and is assisting" Mr. ' Trwn.rnd. in
installing his plant of which he will be
in charge" when it shall have cotn
Fine printing. Statesman Job Office.
A NEW TEACI I ER lohnson
Williams, of Duneeness, Wahingtrn,
reported at the Salem Indian Training
school at Oiamawa this week as a
teacher, being ordereel io the scboed
umler the cUil service. iMr. J5insin
is a native Jndian lieing "ar descendant
of a .Wa-shingtem tribe, 'lie has charge
of the third grade in the Chemawa in
Take Cuticura Resolvent
Because it hi so pura and wbolesoma that
mother can giva it freely to children of
mil ages. It cools and cleanaca the blood,
and is of the greatest value in speedily,
curing disfiguring, burning, scaly humors, "
rashes, and irritations, when taken in con
nection with hot baths of Cuticura Soap,
and gentle anointings with CCTictntA, tha
' great skin cure and purest of emollients.
SrM fltToechevttB wend. IrrT Dace Cdik,
Cw yW-. alea. - iiow la Caw Huj fcbH"hw.