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THE OVERDUE OTTO
Big German Ship Off Cali
fornia Coast Dismasted.
SPOKEN ABOUT TEN DAYS AGO
Sknrpuno Brings In Blgr Carpo for
the Emit Almond Branch in Port
for Lumber Government Im
provement at Tillamook.
Overdue ships which make port .after
"SO per cent reinsurance has been paid on
them are almost as scarce as white black
birds, but one of these rich finds for the
reinsurance gamblers is now nearlng San
Francisco with the crew in good health,
and enough rigging standing to enable
her to make port even If there were no
tugs handy to assist her. The Otto Gll
demlster, now 32 days out from Yoko
hama for Portland, and so long overdue
that she had been practically given up
for lost, was spoken January 30th, abput
230 miles -west by south from San Fran
cisco. She was proceedjng in a dismast
ed condition, and reported all well on
on board. Northerly winds have pre
vailed slnco that date, and it is supposed
that she was blown further south, for,
according to Merchants- Exchange ad
vices received yesterday, she was spoken
on February Cth by the Schooner Mabel
i Gray, which arrived at Eureka yesterday.
When sighted by the Gray she was 35
'miles southwest of Plldras Blancas. All
of her topmasts were missing and she
-was carrying forestaysalls, foresails, and
mainstaysall, and under this rig was en
'deavorlng to make San Francisco.
Tugs were dispatched from the Bay City
at midnight Thursday, and it is thought
that they will find the disabled vessel in
'a very short time. San Francisco spec
ulators will make quite a nice clean-up
when the ship arrives in, as 90 per cent
reinsurance means a return of ?10 for
every dollar invested in the scheme.
'That 90 per cent overdue rlsk6 which
come In are rare. Is shown by the records
for 1900, for among all of the overdues on
Which reinsurance was paid but two ves
sels arrived after the rate reached 90 per
cent. These were the Beacon Rock, well
known In this port, which mode an 88
day passage from Wellington to Port
PIrie, N. Z., and the Orlente, which was
112 days from Newcastle to Valparaiso.
The Otto GUdemlster is under charter
to Kerr, Glfford & Co., of this city,
and after she Is repaired In San Francisco
will come north to load wheat.
FULL ORIENTAL CARGO.
Skarpsno Br ins Heavy Consignment
The Norwegian steamship Skarpsno ar
rived up from Astoria early yesterday
morning, full to the hatches with a car
go of Oriental merchandise. Matting,
as usual with the steamers entering from
the Orient at this time of the year, form
ed the principal item on the manifest.
Of this commodity there was over 21,000
rolls, and It was consigned to over 25
places in the West and South. The larg
est single consignment was for New Or
leans, there being 457S rolls for that port,
with New York next on the list with
4167 rolls. The remainder of the matting
was divided around with Boston, Chicago,
Philadelphia, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Mer
ldan, Tex., Shreveport, La,, Atlanta, Ga.,
Evansville, Jnd., Memphis. Knoxville,
Fort Smith, and Chattanooga, Tenn., Tex
arkana. Ark., Beaumont, Paris, Temple,
Houston, Fort Worth, Dallas and Gal
veston, Tex., Louisville, Ky., Communl
paw, N. Y. and Baltimore, Md.
The heaviest individual consignment on
the ship was a lot of 1254 bales of jute
en route from Calcutta for the peniten
tiary at Walla Walla, where It will be
manufactured Into grain bags. For Port
land the steamer brought 1100 packages
of rice, 501 bales of matting, and 78 pack
ages of merchandise. The work of dls
charglng commenced last evening, and as
soon as it Is completed the steamer will
load outward for the far Eest with flour
and general cargo. This will be the last
trip of the Skarpsno In the Stevens line,
as the big steamers of the O. R, & N.
Co. will be headed in this direction by the
end of the month.
TILLAMOOK IS JUBILANT.
Hoqnnrton Sloarch is Nov- Navigable
for SenKolnj? Craft.
TILLAMOOK, Or. Feb. 15. As a result
of the Government improvements In Ho
quarton Slough, the steam tug Geo. R.
Vosburg towed the lumber schooner C. H.
Wheeler to this city yesterday without
any trouble. The schooner Is 145 feet long
and 35 beam, and has just returned from
her maiden trip to San Francisco with a
cargo of lumber which she had loaded at
Nehalem. The schooner was turned
round In the slough this morning and
commenced loading lumber, and will
take on board from the Tillamook mill,
In this city, and Davis' mill, 600,000 feet
of lumber for the San Francisco market.
The lumbermen of this city are jubilant
over the fact that the schooner was able
to reach this city without difficulty, as
they have ben unable to get vessels of
smaller dimensions to come to the city
and load lumber. The schooner brought
some freight from San Francisco for our
merchants, they taking advantage of
the cheaper freight rates than from Port
land. The tug Geo. R. Vosburg left for
Nehalem, and then for Astoria, to have
her boilers covered, and will return by
the time the schooner Is loaded to tow
her to San Francisco. M. J. A. Taft is
shipping the lumber.
LOADING FOR SHANGHAI.
Biff Ship Almond Branch. Taking: On
a Mammoth Carpro of Lumber.
The big whaleback steamer Almond
Branch arrived up from Astoria early
yesterday morning, and went over to In
man, Poulsen & Co.'s mill to commence
loading a 3.000.000 feet cargo for Shanghai.
The Almond Branch does not differ from
the numerous other members of the
"Branch" family that have visited this
port, except that she Is a little larger,
and as she steamed up the harbor yester
day in light ballast tHm, she loomed up
above the water like a monster floating
warehouse. When It comes to carrying
capacity, she Is practically a warehouse,
for she can stow away the contents of a
pretty good sized building in her capa
cious hold. The Almond Branch is under
charter to the Pacific Export Lumber
Company, and after taking on a portion
of her cargo at Inman. Poulsen & Co.'s
mill will drop down to the North Pacific
mill to finish.
SEALS ARE SCARCE.
The Little Furhearers Elnde the Ef
forts of the Hunters.
Masters of Incoming steamers report
fur seals as rather scarce oft the coast
this season, although occaslonrl large
herds are sighted. The Victoria fleet,
which has been out for abou'. a month,
is working down to the south, and some
of the schooners have done fairly well.
A letter has been received at Victoria
from Captain Ryan, of the sealer Casco,
in which he says he secured but 23 skins
in the passage down, although he worked
In and out from the coast from Cape
Blanco down. He said the other schoon
ers had not done much. The Umbrina
and the City of San Diego had 30 each,
the Borealls 45, and the Vera was at
Monterey with 50. The Aurora was at
Santa Cruz with 15, and the Carlotta
G. Cox -was- reported on January 21 with
32 skins. The Director sailed for Japan
on February 2. with 124 skins. The Casco
was expected to sail for Japan also very
Smallpox on German Liner.
NEW YORK. Feb. 15. There was a
smallpox patient on board the North
German Lloyd steamer Oldenberg. which
reached this port last night from Bremen..
u.ne sick man. who traveled steerage, was
removed to the reception hospital and
the steamer will be 'disinfected and all
her passengers vaccinated before she will
be permitted to come up to the city.
One of the Crew Died.
ASTORIA. Feb. 15. The German bark
Professor Koch, which arrived in port
last evening from San Bias, lost one of
her crew from fever at that port. Her
mate has been suffering w!fh epilepsy and
was unfit for duty on the passage. The
vessel had been off the mouth of the
river since January 20. t
Domestic rind Foreign Ports.
ASTORIA, Feb. 15. Condition of bar
at 4 P. M. obscured, wind south, rain.
Philadelphia, Feb. 15. Sailed Ikbal,
New Yory, Feb. 15. Arrived Noordland,
from Antwerp; Mannheim, from Rotter
dam. New York, Feb. 15. Arrived Island,
from Copenhagen; Sardinian, from Glas
gow. Manila Arrived February 1L Thyra,
from Portland, Or.
Liverpool, Feb. 15. Arrived Rhlneland,
Rotterdam, Feb. 15. Arrived Amster
dam, from New York.
Genoa, Feb. 15. Arrived Auguste Vic
toria, from New York.
Naples, Feb. 15. Sailed Columbia, for
Boulogne, Feb. 15. Sailed Phoenicia,
from Hamburg, for New York.
Queenstown, Feb. 15. Sailed New Eng
land, from Liverpool, for Boston. Ar
rived Lucanla, from New York for Liv
erpool. Yokohama Sailed February 14, Olympla,
from Hong Kong, for Tacoma.
Port Blakeley. Arrived FeTfnfary 14.
Barkentlnes Robert Sudden and Wrestler,
Port Townsend. Arrived February 14,
barkentlne J. L. Stafford, from Honolulu.
San Francisco, Feb. 15. Arrived Steam
er Matteawan, from Tacoma. Balled
Steamer Walla Walla, for Victoria;
schooner Mav Flowers, for nonuilln Rfvpr-
barkentlne Tarn O'Shanter, for Hoquaim.
Panther Killed Near Toledo
CHEHALIS, Wash., Feb. 15.-J. W. Fcr
rler, of Toledo, brought to town today the
skin of a panther which measured eight
feet and eight Inches from tip to tip. The
animal was killed near Toledo by A. L.
Lattlmer and Bill and Felix Hertford. Its
fur was in fine condition.
AT THE HOTELS.
TV B Heyburn, "Wal
G H Chllcote. S F
T H Speddy. S F
M Herzojr, NY
S S Sampson, Cleve
land J J Cunningham &
B Goodwin. San Fran
J S Williams & wife,
E M Johnston. Jf T
M Z Stuart, Chicago
N Z Parker. N Y
H A Lay, Westfleld,
B Sheldemann. S F
E Mo8worthy, Denver
Mrs Chas Mills & chd,
H J Lathey
F B Goudey, U8S
W K Freeman, San Fr
J W Rogers, Salt Lake
F C Taylor & wife
E D Rogers, Chicago
H K Seellg. San Fran
S H Hazard. Marshfleld
J W Bennett, do
H M "Wolff. Chicago
Syd "Welnshenk. S F
N B Whitley. Seattle
W Smith. Chicago
Geo H Clarke. Chicago
S Soul. San Francisco
H Jenter, Chicago
H Kelso. St Louis
B F Gilbert. Duluth
H P Hansen, Duluth
Thos Seabrooke. N Y
Jeannette Lowrle, N Y
Miss Nellie Lynch
Thos H B Varney, S F
jar & Mrs l. d On ens,
S J Hushes. N T
R C Shonlck. Seattle
J E Dourlas, St Paul
J C Redpath, S F
Mrs H J Clayton,
A E Macartney, St PI
"W J Lockwood. N T
xi j Kniu & wife
Geo H Bishop. Clncln IVlola Car'stadt
ueo b ixmg, Tacoma Frank Palmer
A D Graham. Chicago
C F Jeckham. Utlca
h Benjamin & wire,
Mrs M H Jackson, do
A L Wright. Chicago
T W Draper. San Fr
S T Hills. Minneapolis
Geo "W Sanborn, As-
W C Mandervllle. N Y
(Alex Conn, San Fran
Mabel Blake. N Y
Bertha Clayton, San Fr
T H Curtis, Astoria
Geo W Tomb. San Fr
S Bernard & v,t, NY
Chas Proebstel, Lost-
J A Morehead, Nah-
L A Loomls, Ilwaco
E Fleming. San Fr
F J Martin, McMInn
C A Rhea, Heppner
E L "Walsh. Everett
Jos Demllng, Chicago
Mrs Demllng, do
Saml Greene, Seattle
Mrs Benard. New York
Miss Russell. NewYork
Miss Carlsted. New Yk
M Pallmer, New York
Edith Howard, do
Grace Hale, do
L S Dennis. Omaha
J F Knapp, Charles
ton. S C
J T Challle. N Y
Otis Sherden. N Y
Wm Cardwell. Chicago
W J Homer, Tacoma
J E McDaneil. Weston
Mrs F J Lynch. St L
S Matson, Eugene
Mrs Matson. Eugene
R MIsner. Mitchell
J L Vanaver, Mitchell
A E Corbett. Hunts-
V E Shaw, San Fran
J N Stacy, Lewlston
C Buntora. Elk Cy. Id
E J DIven. Head End
F H Kiddle. Island Cy
Frank Seldekert, As
toria W A Hunt. Walla W
G A Huntzlcker.
Mrs Barrett. Omaha
H E St George, Daw-
J T Kenney. Mllwk
H M O'Nell. Milwk
A P Cayler,. La Gmd
A G Ryan, city
C A Palmer, Pleasant
Mrs Palmer. do
C F Hobart, Spokane
E C Walker. McMlnnv
W W Kent, Drain
D A Price. Chicago
Mrs Price, Chicago
Geo H Allen. N Y
A J Johnson. 'Astoria
O J "West, Lewlston
H E McGowon, Puyal-
C Johnsen. Puyallup
Mrs Johansen. do
Miss Barrett. Omaha
A Hughes. Chlcaco
J W Maxwell. Tlllamk'
P Hansen, Ashland.Or
Raleigh George, Olymo
J Benard. New-York
Louis Shranck, do
Jos Selmer, do
B A MUlbap, Lebanon
C. W. Knowles, Manager.
W J Binder. Astoria
Geo Stevens, Astoria
R L Robertson, city
Geo M McBride, As
toria J H Roberts. Astoria
T J Van Outeren,
J Lewis. St Paul
Alfred Aaya. Tacoma
Mrs Richardson, do
Mrs H Gorkor, S F
A J Goodbrod, Union
D C Pelton. Sheboy
R S Snow, St Paul
Mrs Snow, St Paul
Miss Snow, St Paul
Jas Hughes, San Fran
Harry W Hahn.CIeveld
Leopold F Schmidt,
Mrs Schmidt. Olympla
Henry Schupp. Olympla
Mrs SchUDD. OlvmnlH.
Wm Watson, Spokane
Airs uatson. Spokane
E E Paddock. IndD
Ada Colfax. Ft SImcoe
Alva Hashneth. do
F W Potter. Chemawa
J F Chapman, La Crs;
Airs Chapman, do
Geo W Bllen. Sheridan
Justus Wade, Som-
W L Robb, Astoria
Mrs Robb. Astoria
J C Friendly. Portland
A Peterson. Spokane
J E Staufter. Everett
J A Benson, Seattle
airs Benson, Seattle
Dr J H Rosenberg.
Miss King. Vale.
E T Gore, Scappoose
M M May, Dayton, Wn
Mrs May, Daj ton -Miss
Mrs E H Test. Onlnrln
F D Kuettner, Astorlal
Mrs Kuettner. Astoria
C H Ruffner, Rochestri
Chas A Burns. N Y
Walter Lyon. Salem
J B Broodbert, Boise
W W Travllllon. Bak C
Z F Moody. Dalles
H W French, Dalles
Grant Mays. Dalles
Bertha Watzlnger. N Y
Frances Tyson. N Y
Alice Marshall. N Y
F Thayer, Buffalo
W F Butcher. Bak Cyj
R S Cunningham.
Airs Cunningham, do
Miss Cunningham, do !
A J Richardson, Buena
THE ST. CHARLES.
Mrs Price, city
Mrs Brooks, city
Mrs Conner, city
Chas McKellop, New
I M Glllett, Jollet. Ill
J P Jennings, Boise
N M Bellows. Boise
Wm Stewart. Hfv
John Hall. Myrtle Crk
jonn i-jnaiey. Astoria
John G Harrington,
Mrs J G Harrington,
A D Mnnnv TialntA-
F P Doneley. Spokane
Mrs A L Miller. S F
Frank Spauiaing, Kan
D F Howard. Stella
D S Markle. Knappa
J W Walker. Jewell
airs .i uavenport, S F
A Anderson. Qulncy
B Stewart. Onlnow
Mrs B Stewart, do
E J Tajlor, Sauvle's
Daisy C Bennett, Wood
land Ida E Bennett, do
Ed Perry, Sauvle's
Mr Steward rltv
Mrs Carl Moench.
A. D Monroe, Rainier
C Clay. Seattle
E Redding. Seattle
J C NIckum, Wlllsbrg
Geo HelseL Nehalem
J B Yeon, Cathlamet
Wlrtr Torrey, Clarksv
Agnes Torrey, do
L L Paulson. Astoria
G L Boland. Castle Rk
Nora Brlgham. do
S J Stormer. Orchards
C F Franklin. Shel
L M Fisher. Albany
-api w iteeves, Chgo
H E Austin. Oregn Cy
E Cramer. Oregon City
N C Chapman, Jr.
F B Mulr. firav TTV...
tu rage, ixwjitx
C Cox. Canby. Or
fl R flnrlr Son 'ES-nn
E Ridge way, Kalama
Hotel BrnnsTHcIf. Senttle,
European; first-class. Rates. 75c and up
One block from depot. Restaurant next
Tacoms Hotel. Tseomi.
American plan. Rates. J3 and up.
Donnelly Hotel, Tacomn.
Euronean dIrtl Rates. &0c and uo.
THE MORNrNG OREGONIAN, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1901.
ELECTION NOT A RUSH JOB
PORTLAND WATER COMMITTKE
WAS THOROUGHLY DISCUSSED.
Home Delegation "Will Be Done "Wltk
Charter When It Airrecs Upon
Fire and Police Commission.
SALEM, Feb. 15. The selection of a
new water committee was accomplished
by the Multnomah delegation after con
siderable discussion. The first sugges
tion made was that the present com
mittee was too large. Representative
Drlscoll Inquired how many members
Senator Joseph!, who is now one of the
committee, explained that with the pres
ent committee of about 19 members, it
was easy to obtain a quorum. Some
times some of the members were absent
from the city or prevented from attending
a eetlng. He stated that, as a matter of
course, the men on the sub-committees
performed the burden of the work.
; Chairman Mays referred to section 200
of the present charter, which provides
for a water commission composed of five
persons, to take the place of the com
mittee. In January. 1905, as showing that
the framers of tho present charter
thought that a smaller committee would
Senator Joseph! said that this was in
tended to take effect after tne construc
tion work had been completed, and that
that time had not arrived. There was
still construction work to do on the
A vote was taken, and it was decided
to reduce the number of the committee
to seven members, and It was afterward
determined that a majority of the. mem
bers shall constitute a quorum. Nomi
nations were then called for, and Sen
ator Inman, who Is one of the present
water committee, was proposed. Mr. In
man declined. He called attention to the
fact that previous members of the Legis
lature had been spoken of as having leg
islated themselves Into office, and he
had stated before, and renewed the as
sertion, that he would not accept an of
fice from the Legislature while he was a
member of It.
Senator Smith remarked, "But you are
already a member."
Senator Inman said that did not alter
the case. Senator JosephI then took he
floor, saying, "I rise with some embar
assment, being also a member of the
water committee. I am In perfect har
mony with the sentiment expressed by
Senator Inman. While I am confident no
one would propose my name, I would not
accept a place on a commission from a
Legislature of which I am a member, and
I have previously so expressed myself to
members and to the public"
The motion was made that. In the se
lection of the new committee, the ma
jority, or four, members be taken from
the old committee. Senator Hunt was
somewhat opposed to this plan. He made
a speech outlining his position, etatlng
among other things that personally he
had no one to offer, and had not one
word to say against any gentleman on
the committee; but there had been a de
mand by the people of Portland for a
long time for an Investigation of the
books of the water committee. Person
ally, of course, he did not know If any
thing was wrong or not, but It would do
no harm to examine the books,' and he
did not believe in having, members of tho
present committee placed In control of
Senator Smith said he would suggest
that they be more liberal than Mr. Hunt,
and allow the majority to be members
of the old commission. The Senator,
however, criticized the choice of the pre
vious Legislature as to some of the mem
bers of the existing committee. He said
he did not desire o be personal, but
Mr. Bates, who was one of the commit
tee, conducted an opposition water works
and It was a notorious fact that It Is for
sale. T. M. Richardson, who was a mem
ber for many years, and who took great
.Interest In -Its affairs, was legislated out,
and then the Speaker said, "They howl
tbout bringing this thing Into politcs."
The delegation agreed to retain Will
iam M. Ladd. J. X. Teal, L. A. Lewis and
C. H. Rafferty on the commission. The
following persons were placed In nomi
nation to fill the remaining three place.
J. Frank Watson. H. Wittenberg, T. M.
Richardson, Frank Zimmerman, Samuel
Connell and Thomas D. Honeyman, and
the three first were elected.
Representative Nottingham called atten
tion to the fact that' Mr. Zimmerman
Is a member of the Wolff & Zwlcker Iron
Worts, which sold water pipe. Mr. Not
tingham said he would not want to be
a member of the committee under such
circumstances. Other members remark
ed that Mr. Honeyan's firm sold hard
ware. A motion to elect the committee, begin
ning with the election In June, 1902, was
voted down after a long argument.
Representative Drlscoll said the election
of the committee at one time would oc
casion too much of a cleaning out and
leave no committeemen of experience.
Representative Smith also opposed the
Senator Hunt referred to the election
pledge to place all commissions In the
hands of the people.
Representative Orton said It could be
arranged to elect three commissioners at
the next election, and follow up this
course in subsequent elections.
Senator Inman said It was different from
fire and police commissioners. Men ought
to have knowledge on certain lines which
was possessed by those having had ex
perience on the committee. It was not
to the best Interest of the taxpayers to
elect, and he opp6sed it.
Senator Smith said he thought as Sen
ator Inman did. They should draw the
line as to this committee. It was a mat
ter of selecting men who will wisely and
well conduct the affairs of the water
works. Men would refuse to serve If an
election s provided for two years hence.
It would be suicidal to good management.
This was a business concern and they
ought not to smear It with politics.
It was decided to permit the water com
mittee to 'remain in the hands of the
At an evening session the miscellaneous
sections of the charter, being generally
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the same as those now In force, were
adopted. The question of a street light
ing contract was discussed.
Senator Mays said the Council con
tended that they could not get a good
contract, because they can't contract for
more than two years.
Senator Sweek. said In that case- they
ought to be able to make a longer con
tract. Representative Holcomb stated that the
price of electric lights is being reduced
all ovtr the country, and it was best to
limit the contract to two years, as now.
The delegation so decided.
The appointment of "a Humane officer
was placed In the hands of the Board
of Police and Fire Commissioners, to do
as they see fit.
It was decided to arrange for a char
ter commission In a separate bllL
The right of appeal from the decision
of the Municipal Court In misdemeanor
cases was provided for.
A section was Inserted for the rebond
ing of J55.000 Indebtedness which falls
'due in May. This ended the work of the
delegation on the charter, except the
naming of the three members of the
Board of Police and Fire Commissioners.
Master of Supply- for Institutions at
SALEM, Or., Feb. 15. The joint com
mittee to whom was referred the Investi
gation of the rights and Interests of the
state In the supply of water for state ln-
OREGON STATE BLIND SCHOOL AT SALEM.
stltutions from Mill Creek, reported to
the two houses today.
The report reviews the facts In regard
to the use of water from Mill Creek by
the state, and the suit which resulted In
the state being enjoined from further
uso of the water.fc The report then says:
"From a careful examination of all the
questions Involved, we feel convinced that
an appeal ought to be prosecuted at once
to the Supreme Court from the decree of
the Circuit Court for Marlon County. It
seems to us beyond question that the
state has valuable rights In the water
introduced into Mill Creek from the San
tlam River, and that every possible pro
ceeding ought to be Invoked In order to
protect the same.
"In 1SS0, there was a considerable flood
in the Willamette Valley, and the waters
of the Santiam River swept away the
wing dam erected at the mouth of the
canal connecting that river with Mill
Creek, and the supply of water to the
mills of the Salem Flouring Mills Com
pany, and the several state Institutions,
was greatly endangered, and It seemed
apparent that the same would be wholly
cut off. Thereupon the Hon. George S.
Downing, superintendent of the State
Penitentiary at that time, with the con
sent of his official superiors, entered Into
an arrangement with the Salem Flour
ing Mills Company whereby the state
employed a great number of the convicts
from the Penitentiary, and convalescent
patients from the Asylum, to labor upon
the canal and Mill Creek, and much work
was done In clearing the channel of Mill
Creek from obstructions, widening and
straightening Its channel, repairing the
canal and removing obstructions there
from, and rebuilding a wing dam In the
Snntlam River, and fronv time fo time
since then the State of Oregon has ex
pended large sums of money In keeping
Mill Creek in repair.
"In 1S93 there was appropriated the
sum of $7500 for the purpose of diking
Mill Creek, and otherwise Improving the
waterpower, and of this sum over $6500
was expended. The state has at different
times expended large sums of money In
Improving the different state Institutions,
and In putting In expensive machinery
and appliances, and in making additions
to the several state buildings, believing
that the state had an absolute right to
take from Mill Creek sufficient water for
the needs of the several state Institu
tions. Now the present officers of the
State of Oregon find themselves In a very
serlouc predicament. The decree above
mentioned was rendered In January of
this year, and by It the state Is pro
hibited and enjoined from using any water
from Mill Creek, except a small quantity.
The quantiy allowed to the state by 'the
decree Is such as may be taken through
a pipe two Inches In diameter, and no
more. The asylum Is at present supplied
with water conveyed from the peniten
tiary by a pipe six Inches In diameter,
and we are informed that the needs of
the penitentiary require a supply of four
Inches, and the other state Institutions
also require a large amount of water.
Thre Is not now being used any more
water than Is actually required.
"Your committee, through its chairman,
was ltd to believe from the statements
made by the manager of the Salem Flour
ing Mills Company that an amicable ar
rangement m'ght be made between the
company and the state officers, whereby
the state would be 'entitled to take from
Mill Creek all the water needed, for a
nominal consideration: but upon Insisting
for a definite proposition from the com
pany, quite a different proposal was made.
We shall take neither time nor space In
discussing this offer. It seems to us to
be alicgfther one-sided, and so exces
sively exorbitant ns not to be entitled to
"Being aware of the great importance of
the wattcr. and the absolute necessity of
providing a supply of water, your com
mittee recommends that the sum of $30,
00') be approi rinted wherewith to defray
the expenses cf obtaining the supply of
water. A'ter careful Investigation, we
have conc'.u ea that the best and cheapest
wny to p-ovide an ample supply of water
for the present and future needs of the
state institutions Is for the state to In
stitute condemnation proceedings In order
to acquire the necessary water. If, how
ever, deemed more advisable, we have
ascertained that an ample supply of
water can be obtained by the construction
of another canal higher up on Mill
Creole, connecting that creek with the
Santiam River. We engaged the serv
ices of tho Hon. H. B. Thlelsen. a com
petent engineer, who went upon the
ground and made a careful examination.
He has reported the feasibility of con
structing such a canal, and has estimated
the cost of the same at $1S,000 or there
abouts We have recommended the ap
propriation of $30,000, because there will
necessarily be considerable Incidental ex-pen-i
and it will also be necessary to
provide for the payment of the costs of
the pending litigation and the appeal rec
ommended, and also the costs and ex
penses of any condemnation proceedings. '
and any "other litigation that may be
"In view of the serious predicament in
which the state officers are at preesnt
situated, and the absolute necessity for
an ample supply of water, and the Incon
ceivable embarrassment that may arise
from the state Institutions being deprived
of water, we earnestly recommend that
the necessary appropriations and lglsla
tlon be forthwith granted and enacted,
and that the same shall take precedence
of any other legislation.
"In conclusion, we venture to point out
the great benefit that will accrue to the
state, and the great saving that may
be made by the state acquiring In Its
own right an ample supply of 'water, not
only for the present, but for the future.
We understand that In two years hence
or thereabouts the present lighting con
tract will expire. This contract requires
the annual expenditure of a very consid
erable sum of money. It appears to us
that If the state had sufficient water
power, the lighting of the several state
institutions would be easily furnished by
the state at a nominal expense."
WATER DITCHES BONDED.
Mann System In Bonanza District
BAKER CITY. Feb. 15. A bond was
taken this week by A. M. Keltle on the
P. A. Mann system of water ditches,
which are the source of supply for the
Bonanza district placers. The consldera
tlon specified In the bond is 560,000. Rights
conveyed consists of the entire water
system and two tracts of placer ground
that have been worked to some extent, one
of which Is adjacent to the famous Wln
tervllle placer grounds, from which a
$13,000 clean-up was made last season.
The Mann water system drains the
streams on the headwaters of the Burnt
River and Clear Creek. Numerous ditches
have been constructed for diverting wat
er Into the main channel, which bears
on the placer ground found In the center
of the Bonanza district. At the present
time the system Is estimated to rontrnl
about 1000 miners' Inches of water, and
oy tne construction ol additional ditches,
costing approximately $1500, It is believed
that 1500 Inches of water may be con
trolled. The ditches now owned are the
Quartz Gulch, Little Salmon Ditch, or
ditches. Bear Gulch, Greenhorn Howard,
Bennett Creek, Winters and ' Virginia,
all of which cross ridges and divides
with, the purpose of concentrating the
water of the entire basin. As both slopes
of the Greenhorn spur are drained by
this system, the contlnufty of the water
supply Into the late Summer months Is
effected. Early floods occur on the South
ern slope, enabling work to commence
two months before thaws are felt on
the northern side, and when the supply
from the southern slope begins to fall,
the sun on the northern slope creates a
new supply from the snow found there.
In this respect the Mann system Is ad
mirably arranged for continued opera
tions. Last year the owners of the WlntervIUe
grounds paid to the owners of the water
system one-fourth of the gross clean
up, which aggregated $13,000, for the use
of water. This source of revenue Is ex
pected to be Increased the coming year,
as operations are contemplated on a
larger scale. The 60-acre tract of pat
ented ground going with the water sys
tem adjoins the WInterville grounds, and
has been found good soil for washing.
Another tract of 450 acres Is located
about two miles from the WInterville
grounds. There Is another tract of 300
acres In the same district that is re
garded good nlacer crrou-ii" nnrl whioh 1q
valueless to any except owners of the
water system. This tract will probably
be acquired by any company controlling
Mr. Keltte, who has taken the bond on
the system, was one of the principal
promoters of the Oregon Placer & Power
Company, belnir associated In tfc.i nrir
with Neal Sorenson. He was secretary
of the company after its orcnnWatinn
The success of that concern In all the
work done elves hone to th hnr fha
! the bond on the Mann system will be
laxon up in due time by a company or
ganized for the purpose, and that placer
work on a larger scale In the Bonanza
district will be Inaugurated.
Quotation of Mlnln-; Stocks.
for mining stocks
15. The closing
.. 7 8
.. 3 -m,
.. 314 4i,
HVilMtn. Lion ..
5 IPrln. Maud.,
2(JVi, Sullivan ...
"i (Vaterloo . . .
Amer. Boy ..10
Butte & Bos.. ld
Conjecture .. 34
Deer Trail ... 2
Evening Star. 5Vj
Gold Ledge. . 1;4
I. X. L 18
Iron Mask ...35
L. P. Surp.... 7
Miller Creek. 1
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 13. The omdal clos
ing quotations for mining stocks today tvere:
Alta SO 021 Justice so 07
Best & Belcher..
Challenge Con ..
Con. Cal. &Va..
Crown Point ...
Gould & Curry.
Hale & Norcross
-i Ken tuck Con 1
i Mexican 20
1S Occidental Con
SiSeg. Belcher .,
1 Ki.Sllver Hill
I5tJnIon Con ....
3o Yellow Jacket .
NEW YORK, Feb. 15. Mining stocks today
closed as follows:
Adams Con $0 20LUtle Chief $0 15
Alice 43i Ontario 0 37
Breece 2 P0Ophlr 70
Brunswick Con .. 331 Phoenix ...:..... 8
Comstock Tunnel. 3Potosl 12
Con. Cal. & Va... 1 G55avage 12
Deadvvood Terra.. 50,Herra Nevada ... 10
Horn Silver .... 1 lSjSmall Hopes 05
Iron Sliver C5Standard 4 15
Leadvllle Con.... Gj
BOSTON, Feb. 15.
Adventure ....$ 13
Blng. M. Co.... 10
Amal. Copper.. S3
Boston & Mont. 322
Butte & Boston 81
Cal. & Hecla.. S5!
, Closing quotations:
G2I Humboldt $ 50 00
OOlOsceola 80 G2
G2Parrott 43 (52
OOlQuIncy 175 00
OO'Santa Fe Cop... 7 37
OOlTamarack 333 00
00 Utah Mining ... 31 75
Winona 7 00
Wolverines CO 00
For n Cold in the Head,
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GREATEST OF CENTURY
AUTHORS THAT HAVE DONE MUCH
TO INFLUENCE MANKIND.
Professor Gayley Delivers a Scholnr-
ly, Entertaining; Lecture, at the
Notwithstanding the Inclemency of the
weather, the largest audience that has
yet assembled for one of the Gayley lec
tures was present last night at the High
School to hear the lecturer discuss "The
Greatest Book of the Nineteenth Cen
tury." It was an attractive subject, cer
tainly, and It was handled with the de
lightful unconstralnt of a speaker who Is
accustomed to being en rapport with his
audience. Every sentence was so preg
nant with piquant but truth-clinching
criticism that the audience was kept In
a state of absorbed attention.
With a humorous twinkle In his eye
Professor Gayley began by discussing at
considerable length" the books and the
authors that might be, but were not,
the greatest of the century. Emerson, he
said, was perhaps the greatest American
thinker of the century, but as a prose
writer he could not be placed In the
same rank with Cicero, Bacon and Vol
taire: .he lacked distinction of style, had
no genius for the coinage of phrases that
last through all time. He could not just
ly be termed the greatest writer of this
century unless he was one of the greatest
of all the centuries. Was style para
mount? There was a voice that 50 or 75
yectrs ago startled Oxford, and Indeed
the whole Anglican church: the voice was
that of Cardinal Newman; but though he
was one oC the greatest souls known to
this century, his genius was not creative.
The greatest writer must be a maker, as
well as a prophet. If, then, the makers
of thought are to be considered, the
novelists and poets must claim the atten
tion. Wordsworth was a great poet, but
had no humor. He was a seer from the
watch-towers of Intellect and emotion,
but hs did not know the glory of an In
extinguishable laugh. It was not Coler
idge, neither was it Byron, author though
ne was of. Chllde Harold, Mazeppa. and
the glorious Hebrew melodies, a man who
bore a bleeding heart on his sleeve, all
over Europe, a pageant for the nations.
Today in the German universities Byron
and Tom Moore are the only English
poets whose works are studied. Our
grandfathers would have named Byron as
the greatest of the age, but we of this
generation cannot do this, since Byron
has given us no great characters that en
dure through the ages, such as Aeschylus.
Sophocles and Theocritus have bequeathed
us. Tennyson was one one of the clean,
large-spirited, noble, gentle poets of the
century, but he has not Influenced Eu
rope to any great extent. Browning had
force. He stated the truth In gnarled
form there Is the difficulty, the form
was so gnarled: If only he would write
straight! He Is to be admired, not as a
pbet so much as a noble Ideal philosopher.
"Uncle Tom's Cabin" had a mighty In
fluence In shaping our National history,
yet Its power was not felt In Europe.
Must we, then, turn to French liter
ature? Victor Hugo gave the world a
great book in "Les MIserables," but as a
writer he was too self-conscious, theoret
ical, vague, tedious. Balzac? the great
realist, lover of things, the French
Thackeray, with a million hands, but
without Thackeray's great sweet soul that
hated shams. Balzac was too often a
sham himself, preaching a sham philos
ophy, which Thackeray never did. Was
it Thackeray, then? He was a sweet
master of Irony, but he did not conquer
Europe, nor Inaugurate -any great change
of thought. He was not a prophet, but
an Interpreter. It was not Tolstoi, nor
yet Ibsen, though both of these, together
with Carlyle. followed that other who
was. In truth, the greatest poet of tho
That poet Is the one who has best
spoken the spirit of the century, best
expressed Its needs and possibilities.
What s the spirit of the century? Rest
lessness, discontent. Inquiry; yearning to
ward knowledge, freedom, the Ideal, a
restlessness and advance In government,
leading men toward social reform: a
continual upward yearning In the field
of Industry: a desire for greater accur
acy In science: a striving for knowledge,
freedom, Ideals such as all can reach.
Evolution Is the spirit of the century
After touching up the great scientists
of the age, and passing them in review.
It was show that there was even a greater
one than these, a poet who had brought
forward the theory of evolution, even be
fore Darwin's "Origin of Species" saw the
Hght-nJohann Wolfgang von Goethe.
Not only was he the poet of evolution,
great In science as In art, but he was also
one of the most human of the century's
poets, no long-haired writer of drivelling
verses, but a great, red-blooded, full
bodied nineteenth-century Christian, who
lived with Kings and aided them in ad
ministering government. Goethe's Ideas
on evolution and God were then touched
upon, and passages read to Illustrate
them. Goethe made a new era and gave
It a new faith. He foretold a higher
heaven than the world had yet known.
His other contributions to science were
referred to, and it was shown that he was
the great lnsplrer of Haeckel.
A keen, lucid analysis of "Faust" as the
greatest book of the century then fol
lowed. A passage was read embodying
the Idea of evolution, and the keynote of !
the play Faust's divine discontent,
vflnpnlnn1 -fny whflt Ytc nillrf Tint flnl toqo r
lM......0 - . .-..- .. .V.V. ..wv ....V. ,MO
dwelt upon. This was really a sign of
sanity, but Mephlstopheles thought other
wise, and concluded that it would be a
very easy matter to conquer this yearn
ing for good. So long as he Is unsatisfied
An Old Flan Knovrj Good Unit From
A good old family doctor down In Eden
burg, Miss., says he Is not afraid to tell
the truth about coffee and Its effect on
him and the remarkable change produced
by leaving oft and taking Postum Food
Coffee In Its place.
He used coffee for many years, and
says: "Of late years I have been so ner
vous that I dreaded to perform an opera
tion, and my eyesight had bothered me a
considerable. I think about two years
ago I first heard of Postum Food Coffee,
and gave It a trial. I am not quick to
bite at humbugs, but the change In my
physical condition brought about by leav
ing off coffee and taking Postum Food
Coffee was a complete surprise. I began
to eat well, sleep well, and In Just three
months my eyesight was restored, my
nerves strong, headaches disappeared, and
ray chronic catarrh of 13 years' standing
was cured with little or no treatment ex
cept the change In coffee.
I am today stout, erect, and weigh 20
pounds more than I did before giving up
coffee. I have an extensive practice and
have had very satisfactory results among
my patients, where I have Induced them
to leave off coffee and take Postum In
Coffee Is ruining and destroying thou
sands of our young Americans, and It is
a pleasure to know of a nutritious and
palatable breakfast beverage that rebuilds
the nervous system rather than tears It
down, as the old coffee does.
It may Interest you to know that we
had much the same experience as many
others when we first began to prepare
Postum. "We boiled it In a desultory sort
of way for a few minutes and the pro
duct was not satisfactory. Turning to
the directions, we discovered the fault
and from that time we have followed
those directions, which are simple enough,
with the most satisfactory results In
point of flavor and food value.
With my best wishes for your continued
success." DR. A, G, ALSTON.
by the pleasure of the hour, and strug
gles for something better, he Is safe. In
the end. Mephlstopheles lost the game.
In a few brief words it was shown that
Goethe drew a true picture of the devil of
the 19th century, who mocks at man's
ideals, curls his lip at his noble enthusi
asms, and counsels him to suit himself to
present conditions, to eat. drink and be,
merry: for he Is the Devil of Expediency.
After a brief summary of Goethe's work
as a whole. Professor Gayley concluded
his lecture with the remark that to de
scribe Goethe In one evening's talk was
like attempting to carve a Colossus on a
Tonight the last lecture of the series
will be given.
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The old practice of snuffing salt water
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The use of Inhalers and the application
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"They are pleasant to take, and eo much
more convenient to use than other catarrh
remedies that I feel I cannot say enough
In favor of Stuart's Catarrh Tablets."
A little book on cause and cure of ca
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tablets are sold by all druggists In the
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