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MEMBERS OF HOUSE.
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TilVY laasiKi) YOUtt VOTKS
And the rield CUr for Theee
Xegleiators to Meet the Wull ot the
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O. J. CiurUs.
0. J. Curtis, Representative from
fl.tmn nountv. was born in Aitciiiitan
la lfioll. Ht moved to California in
1877, to Oregon In 1879 end finally lo
cated at Alton in abus, ana was eu
mltted to practice law the same year.
Mr. Curtis is the editor of the Astoria
Herald, a popular paper, and has held
several positions of trust. . 9
! THOMAS B. CO0PI.
,Thomas II. Cooper, Representative
from Benton county, was born in Mis
souri in 1861. , Ills parents removed to
Oregon in 1862. Mr. Cooper has lived
continuously in Benton county since
thai date, devoting his time entirely to
funning. Ho is Republican in poli-
J. F. Boothby, who represents Mor
row county, is a socceMful farmer and
stock-raiser of Lealngton. He is a
strong Republican, having yoted for
very Republican candidate from Lin
coln down to Grant. He ia a veteran of
to civil war, baring served four yrt
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and figured In some of the principal bat
tles. Mr. Boothby came to Oragon two
years ago, and his resided Here conuu
uoualy ever iince.
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R. fl. Reach". Representative from
Multnomah county, wan born In Iowa In
1WI0. lie commenced life at a printer
in 1H74. lie established, the fallowing
newspa-icre: The Waco iNeb.) Star, In
lb'O; the Btroinbmg (Neb.) Republican,
in 1880 i In 1884 Mr. Beach came to Ore
gon and conducted the Lake County
Kxemlncr for nix years. He moved to
Portland in 18IU, wliere he succeeded E.
A. ttwot & Co. in the printing Imsl
new. The office wae destroyed by Are
in 181)4. Mr. Beach ban been active in
unlit ! since the ace of 10. but never a
.iiiliiUi.i until (lie Inst election, when
be received a a Republican the highest
vote on the legislative ticket.
IIKNHV OK A. XT OUILD,
If. O. Guild. Representative from
Yamhill and Tillamook countlea. wae
born In Illinois in 1805. In early life
THIRTY. MEMBERS OF
Air. unild pursued the vocation of a
printer in Iowa. ' He came to Oregon in
1873, and since his arrival here has been
one of the best-known newspaper men
in the State. He has published succes
sively the Grant. County Times, the
Hillftboro Independent and the Silver
ton Appeal. Mr. (iuild is now editor
and proprietor of tiie Sheridan Sun.
He comes of sturdy Scotch-English
stuck, and is well equipped by training
ana eaucauon tor newspaper work. Mr.
Uuild is a Republican. " -
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J. T. Gowdy, Representative from
Yamhill County, was born in Illinois in
18116, and has lieen self-supporting since
the age of, 12 years, .lie crossed the
plains to Oregon in 1862, location first in
Marion county, and later in 1808 went
to Yamhill county, where he has since
resided, pursuing the vocation of a
farmer. . Mr. Gowdy if a plain, unvar-
nlshed man, and thli is his initiation to
political llle. ay creed tie is a nepumi-1
in. ' i
t a n. -.1-n TAnAAti4Aftv f mm
Uatilla county, wae born at sea while
hli parente were making a voyage, lie
came to America from Scotland, and was
early lelt an orphan. At me axe ui iu
Mr. Gurdane returned to the sea, truly
his native element, ana lor wrmj
followed the life o( a sailor. He served
for five years in the American navy, and
went through part of the Mexican war.
Mr. uuruauo enusieu iu mo ;
1801, and served through the war of the
rebellion. In 1882 he moved to Umatil
la county, Oregon, where lie has since
been engaged in fanning and stock rais
ing. I. i. DAVIS.
E. 3. Davis, Representative from
Umatilla county, was born in Vernon
.l,i WU.nnaln Kantntlltlflr 2(1 1KH2.
He removed to Northeastern Kansas
with his parents In 1B0U. ue receiveu
THE OREGON HOUSE
a high-school education, after which he
attended Drake University at lies
Moines, la., and later took the full
course at the Gem City Business Col
lege of Quincy, III., where he graduated
in 1886. After leaving school lie en
gaged in the hardware business with his
brother in Norton, Kan., where he re
mained until 1889, when he removed to
Milton, Umatilla county, Or., where he
has since resided. He was married to
Laura M. Reno in 1887, and has two
children. Mr. Davis is Secretary and
Manager ot Jthe Milton Foundry and
Machine Company, comes of a Republi
can family and has always been stanch
J. . DAVID,:
X. E. David. ReOreaentatlve from Gil
liam county, was born in Pennsylvania
1846. Mb David spent years in - teach
ing school at various nointr. and flnallv
moved to Gilliam county, where ha hat
wk WW0 iSM-
since resided, devoting his attention to !
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larnung ana aioca-raieing. air. ubviu
holds to the doctrines of the Republican
B. t. CABDWIM.
B. P, Cardwell, Representative from
Multnomah county, was born in Illinois
in 1S.'!2, and came to Oregon with his
family as a pioneer o( 1862. He settled
with his family in Marysville (now Cor
vallis), where he resided for several
vears. Mr. Cardwell later removed to
1'ortland and engaged in the photograph
business with Joseph BuchUd. Luring
Lincoln's administration he was ap
pointed a Deputy Collector of Internal
Revenue, and! held that position contin
uously for twenty-one years. In poli
tics Mr. Cardwell is a Republican.
c. 8. HOOIIKS.
fl. B. Moores. Representative from
Marlon county, elected Speaker of the
present Houeeof Representatives, comes
from a famiiy prominent in the legisla
tive annals of Oregon. HisErandfather,
Colonel K. K. Moores, Sr., who died in
Repradueed pcolallr tor this paper
1861, represented Linn county in the
Territorial Legislature, and was a mem
ber of the Oregon constitutional conven
tion. An uncle, Colonel I, R, Moores,
Jr., was Speaker of the House in 1865,
mid his father, Hon. John II. Moores,
represented Marion county in the State
Senate for a number of years. C. B.
Moores was born in Missouri in 1849,
and the famiiy removed to Oregon in
1852, settling in Salem a year later. Mr,
Moores was educated at the Willamette
University, and upon graduation ac
cepted a position as draughtsman in the
land department of the Oregon and Cali
fornia railroad. In 1874 he went East,
and after studying law in several promi
nent law schools returned to Salem in
1877, where he has since resided. Mr,
Moores has held many positions of trust
of a public and private character, and
has been a frequent contributor to the
columns of the press. He is a Republi
can, and bears the reputation of being
self-reliant and independent and not
suojecx lO Hie couirui ui i".""" r
posed to the Wisnes 01 me uium.
i. T. BRIDGES
T m 17.1. 1aa PanMuntativA from
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Douglas countv, was born in California
In iui7 In 1H7nliia narmta moved to
Oregon and settled in Douglas county,
Where Air. priuiree uh biiicv uju "
home. Since 1887 he has been engaged
in the mercantile business at Drain, and
Is now classed among the prominent
merchants of Southern Oregon. By po
litical affiliation Mr. Bridges is a Repub
lican. OKOBOK W. DUNN.
George W. Dunn, Representative from
Jackson county, was born in 1804. He
is a native eon and life-long resident of
Jockcon county, and, therefore, eminent
ly adapted to representing it in the Leg
islature. In politics Mr. Dunn is a Re
publican. H. V. OATES.
Representative H. V. Gates of Wash
ington county was born in Lowell, Mass.,
by American Type Founder's Ce, Portlaad, Or.
in 1848. At an early age he studied civil
engineering, and was in the railway ser
vice twenty years. He served three
years with the -Sixth Iowa Cavalry in
the late war. He came to Oregon in
1881, and for several years resided at
Hillaboro, where he is largely interested
in electric light and water plants. He is
also interested in similar plants in other
cities. He promisee to be a useful mem
i " T. 3. CLEKTOir.
T. J. ' Cleeton, ' Representative from
Columbia county, waa born in Missouri
in 1861. His early life was full of strug
gles for' an education, and at the ago of
18 he was able to teach school. After
holding several public offices of a scho
lastic character in Missouri and Kansas
Mr. Cleeton came to Oregon in 1801.
Here he baa continued bis profession 'of
teaching until elected to the Present
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T. . C0OJI
T. R. Coon, joint Representative from
Sherman and Wasco counties, was born
in the Waldo Hills near Salem in 1854.
After receiving an education from the
public schools and Willamette Universi
ty he taught school in a number of
places in Washington and Oregon until
188'2, when he moved to Hood River,
where he has since devoted his time to
fruit-growing. , Mr. Coon is now Presi
dent of the Hood River Fruit-growers'
Union. As a member of the House of
Representatives in 1803 lie was active in
securing; legislation in agricultural and
horticultural nratters. Mr. Coon Is a
c. d. HurrxA.
C. D. Huffman, Representative from
Union county, was born in Portland in
1862. After many early vicissitudes, at
the age of IS be went to Monmouth for
an education, which be was compelled
to work for. Later Mr. Huffman taught
school, and has been engaged at inter
vals at this profession since completing
bis education. Mr. Huffman was elected
to the legislative assembly as a Populist
from Marion county, where he has been
engaged in farming since 1890.
E. Hofer, Representative from Marion
county, is editor of the Salem Capital
Journal. Mr. Hofer's early life was full
of straggles, and his education has been
largely acquired in the school of experi
ence. He was born in Iowa in 1864. His
life since 1876 has been devoted to ionr-
naliem, and although admitted to the
bar, he baa never practiced law. Jielore
coming; to Oregon in 1889 Mr. Hofer was
Secretary of the Iowa Senate for two
terms. He favors economy ana simplic
ity in public affairs and a strict surveil
lance of the relations between the gov
ernment and corporations.
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W. E. : Burke, Representative from
Multnomah countv. was born in Clarke
county, Wash., in 1866, and removed to
Jiast Portland witn bis parents in 1869.
His education waa received at the Will
amette University in Salem. Mr. Burke
is a firm believer in the future of this
8tate, which be has proved by investing
in land in several counties. In politics
Mr. Burke is a Republican. .
1. A. BDBLEIOn. '
J. A. Burleigh, Representative from
Wallowa connty, sras born in West Vir
ginia in' 1809 He came to Oregon in
1888, and has since resided in Wallowa
county. After teaching school for sev
eral years Mr. Bnrleigh commenced the
Dublication of The Aurora, a Populist
paper, in 1803, of which be is still editor
ana manager, tie was lormeny a Re
publican, but became a Popnlist in 1891,
and bas since affiliated with that party.
David Craig, Representative from Ma
rion county, was born in Toronto, Ont.,
in 1852. In 1876 Mr. Craig moved to Or
egon, and has since lived in the Waldo
Hills near Wacleav. where be is engaged
in diversified farming and the breeding
of blooded stock. Mr. Craig says of him
self that be bas been a Republican since
reading " Uncle Tom's Cabin " and hear
ing of the assassination ot ADraham .Lin
coln when a bor. .1
... J. L, CALVXBT.
J. L. Calvert, Representative from Ma
rion county, was born in the adjoining
connty ot Clackamas in ibou. Air. cat'
vrrt'a early fife was chietlv spent on a
farm anil hia a,ln ration was derived from
the public schools. He has been engaged
in the drug business at Hubbard for the
past fifteen years, and was postmaster at
that town lor nve years preceding ion.
Viroil Conn. Renresentative from
Union county, came to Oregon with his
family at the age of 7, eettling first in
was acquired at the Willamette Univer
sity, and baa resided in uregon over
forty years. On graduating he aban
doned the study of law, and has engaged
in mercantile pcrsuits since 18C8. Mr.
Conn., removed to Paisley, Lake county,
in 1882. He has always been a Repub
lican, and was elected Representative
against Bernard Daly, a member of the
last uouse, in a uemocrauo aisirict.
!' THOMAS BUCKMAS.
Thomas Buckman, Representative
from Coos county, was born in Ohio in
1836. Hie parents moved to Indiana
while he was a child, and there he grew
to manhood. At the age of 25 Mr. iJucif
man came to Oregon, and alter tempting
fortune in Idaho and residing at several
points in Oregon moved to Loos Bay in
1890. and now lives near Maranneiu
Mr. Buckman, formerly a Republican,
now affiliates with the Populists. His
life has always been that of a farmer,
i. w. itopb. '
' I. W. Hope, Representative from Mal
heur connty, was born in Wisconsin in
1801. He has been self-supporting trom
the ace of 14. After temporary resi
dence in several Western States Mr.
Hope settled in the Malheur Valley in
1H83. where he and his brother are now
engaged in the merchandise businessand
also interested in farming and stock
raising. This is Mr. Hope's initiation
to public life. By political faith be is a
" CLABKNCS COLB,
Clarence Cole, one of the members
from Multnomah county, was lorn in
Oswego, N. Y., June 24, 1858. His par
ents moved to Michigan the same year
and settled on a farm, wliere he was
brought up. He was educated at the
public Schools in Charlotte, Mich., and
at the Normal School in Valparaiso, Ind.
Ho read law three years at Grand
Rapids, and was admitted to the bar in
18S0, and began practice in Portland,
Mich. He continued a successful and
lucrative practice there five vears until
stooped by ill health. Mr. Cole came to
Oregon in 1888, and settled in Portland
in 1889. Soon alter he was appointed
by T. W. Pittenger Deputy Police Judge
of the then city of Albina. He served
two years aa Deoutv District Attorney
under Thomas A. Stephens and two
years in the same position nnder W. 1.
, Hume. Mr. Cole has never been any
thing out a Jxepuoucan. ne uas uic
home in Albina and a wife and two
children. He is an Odd Fellow and
Woodman. Mr. Cole is unqualifiedly
for free bridges for Portland and free
liver for Americans,
There are three giants running night
and day within three miles of Grant's
Pass, Or. Two of them belong to Wick-
Strom & Corliss in the lry Diggings and
the other to Spencer A Gunning on
Bloody Run. Several acres will be torn
np and sent into Rogue river before the
' water gives out nd the indications point
to profitable clean-up. , ,(
NEW ORIENTAL LINE
Steamer Expected to Be Run
. ning May i.
INCALCULABLE GOOD TO 0BEG02T
Tha Deal Will Ba Cloaed In a Few Day
Th Great Northern Railway Com
pany Behind the Project In Time'
for the Opening of the Tea Seaeon.
Pobtmkd, Or., February 0. The new
Portland and Asiatic steamship lincIJt
which is to be established by the Ore
gon Railway & Navigation . Company
and Great Northern railway, will begin
its regular monthly service about May 1.
The names of the steamers which are to
ply on the route have not yet been given '
out. What few details are yet to be set-
tied will be attended to on the arrival
of Mr. Davidge in this city. The con-.
tract is yet to be approved by the St. :
Paul officials of the Great Northern, but
it is thought that there will be no fur-1
ther hitch in the programme. ' ;
Portland merchants are greatly pleased
with tbe idea of this city having an in-
dependent line to tbe Asiatic coast, and '
predict that the scheme wilt be a sue- -cess
from the start. It will receive
every support from the business men of :
the city and State, and much or all of
the trade with the Orient, which has
heretofore gone by way of San Kianciwu. f
will be diverted to the new line. The.
assistance of (he Great Northern with
its Eastern connections wilt be ol in
calculable benefit to the company. Tho
beginning of the service on May 1 wtlr
insure a good healthy commence uieiit to (
the enterprise. The tea season in the
Orient opens about that' time, and this
will enable the Oregon Railway & Navi-i
gation Company to get its hands on a,
lot of cargo, which will pruvo very ac
ceptable freight for the transcontinental
line. e.v -,i j , i r
It is generally believed (lint, the prime ,
mover in fhenewenterprise is the l'ici--dent
of the Xiieat Northern.. Mr.- Hill (
has an ambition to shine in the Im-inms t
world as a great steams-hip matrnaie.
He hns already done some wonilos in
that line and mny do more. As 1'iesi-,
dent of the Northern Steamship. Com
pany he has built up a service between
Buffalo and Duluth which is not ex-
celled by that of any other line on the
lakes. The two principal steamer of
the line, the North West and tiie North
Land, are as fine craft as are afloat any
where. ''. ' ' - ; ; - .
Report of the Bjnperintendent of tbeu
.Asylum for January.
Saleu, February 6. The first meet-i
ing of the new Board of Trustees of the.
Oregon State insane asylum was held
to-day in the Governor's office. Tbe
board under the present administration
consists of Governor William P. Lord,1"
Secretary of State H. R. Kincaid and'
State Treasurer Phil Metscban. Not
business of special importance was np'
for consideration., The report, of the.
Superintendent of the number of the.
patients December 31, and the number
received, discharged, died and eloped
during the month of January ia as fol
lows: ' "...... - it!
H-.i:s h. hf'jit. 'if;. Malee
Pstlcnti Dcember Si ... era
Received during Januaiy....;.-c'
DicchirKed a U... ......
Mas arged, improved.......
Dieaarged, uoi improved.
K:mitt ug Juuimry 31. .!...
Number of officers and employes, 112
making the total number of persons, of-,
fleers, employee and patients lodged in
the asylum during January, 1,01)6. , i
The average daily and monthly ex-,
penees of the asylum during January'
was: Per capita, monthly, $9,170; per'
capita, daily, t0.296. ;
EXPLAINED TO THE LEGATION.1
The Reaeon Why Chlneae Snvoya Ware,
Not Aceeptahle. ,
Washington, February 6. Secretary
Gresham has received a cablegram from'
Minieter Dunn at Tokio confirming' tiie?
Associated Press report of the rejection
of the Chinese Peace Commissioners by
the Japanese on the ground that their
credentials were ineffective in notgrautq
ing them plenary powers. " -.j- .3
Tbe Japanese legation to-day receive.!
a cablegram from the home foreign of
llce giving the following explanation of
tbe Chinese Peace CoininiBioiiera:.
"At the meeting of the plenipoten
tiaries of the Japanese ami Chiiii-eu orf '
the 2-d, Count lto in an adilrexs lo this
Chinese plenipotentiaries pointtl out tQ
them the defectiveness ami ingnmcieiic
of their powers. He gave them po.-iuv"
assurances, however, that w heiirver
China manifested a serious desire for
peace ' by confiding actual and full
powers to Chinese official of such a na
ture and scope as would render it cert
tain that the terms which mijiit uu
agreed upon would be con tinned by th
Chinese government, and would actual
ly be carried out in good faith, Japan
would be prepared to enter upon new
Did Not Come to Trial. V
London, February 6. -f When the
breach of promise suit brought by Mits
Windham against Viscount Deerhuret,
eldest son of the Earl of Coventry, was
called for trial to-day before Lord Rns
sell, of Killoquen, in tbe Queen's bench
division, High Court of Justice, it was
announced that it had been settled ont
side the court. - Viscount Deei hurst
married Mies Virginia Bongoyne, daugh
ter of Charles Bongoyne of California.
Frealrtent Norton Arraigned.
Nkw York, February 6. President
Benjamin Norton, of the Atlantic Bail
road Company was arraigned before
United States Commissioner Morle ot
Brooklyn this afternoon, charged with
violation of a United States statute in
displaying United States mail suns on
trolley can that were not carryioz