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THE MORNING OREGONIAN. THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 1903.
DENY TOWN IS BAD I
Bremerton Indignant at Re
port of Corruption.
INVESTIGATION IS DEMANDED.
Axjerf That Orderly Condition Exists
Congressman Jon e Aks Seat
tle Chamber of Commerce
to Take Action.
SEATTLE, Dec 2L The Chamber of
Commerce today decided to appoint a
committee to Investigate the reported cor
ruption at Bremerton. The request for
an Investigation was made by a repre
sentative of-the Bremerton Board of
Trade -who repudiates the report and says
that the town Is not as Immoral as "Vallejo,
opposite tha Mare Island navy-yard In
A long1 letter was read from Congress
man Jones, IniyVhlch he recommended that
oteps be taken? by the Seattle Chamber of
Commerce to use its Influence to have
Bremerton correct any evil that might
offend the authorities of the Naval De
partment. At Bremerton the greatest Indignation ie
expressed over what is called a elur on
the town, when no corruption exists that
Is not apparent In any place of like size.
Mayor Croxton, ol Bremerton, said to
day that many of the citizens desire that
the saloons be kept open and that It would
be unwise to order a complete close-down
when the morale of the city does not -warrant
it. While admitting that there are
16 saloons in the city, he Is emphatic in
his statement that no disorder has been
reported, neither has any complaint been
A meeting of the Council will probably
take place Friday, when the matter will
be discussed from every point of view. It
Is said at Bremerton that the Lieutenant
who made the investigation, as ordered
by Admiral Stirling, rendered the scandal
ous report because of a personal antag
onism to certain merchants of the town.
LINKS OF GOLD.
(Continued from page 83.)
corporation during the year 1902 there will
have been set aside at least 52,000,000 and
as much more as Is needed for the pur
chase of at least 25,000 shares of preferred
stock, which will be offered as follows
to employes of the corporation and con
At present the corporation and subsi
diary companies employ about 16S.O00 men,
whom It is proposed to divide into these
Class A will Include all those who re
ceive salaries of $20,000 a year or over.
Class B will include all those who re
ceive salaries of from $10,000 to T20.000 a
Class C will include all those who re
ceive salaries of from 53000 to $10,000 a
Class D will include all those who re
ceive salaries of from $2500 to $5000 a
Class E will include all those who re
ceive salaries of from $800 to $2500 a year.
Class E will include all those who re
ceive salaries of $800 a year or less.
The preferred stock will be offered to
any employe during January at $82 50 per
share (Its closing price today was $S5 S7).
Employes can subscribe for an amount
of slock not exceeding the sum represent
ed by a certain percentage of their annual
salaries, as shown In this table:
Class B, 8 per cent; class C, 10 per cent;
class D, 12 per cent; class E, 15 per cent;
class F, 20 per cent.
In part 2 of the plan It is explained
that the corporation has been and is now
snaking changes in the salaries of men
occupying official or semi-official positions,
and the directors have approved these
recommendations of the finance commit
tee: Whenever $50,000,000 and less than $90,
000,000 is earned In 1903, 1 per cent shall
be set asider-
Whenever $90,000,000 and less than $100,
000,000 is earned during 1903, 1.2 per cent
shall be set aside.
Whenever $100,000,000 and less than $110,
000,000 is earned during 193, 1.4 per cent
shall be set aside.
Whenever $110,000,000 and less than $120 -000.000
is earned during 1903, 1.6 per cent
shall be set aside.
Whenever $130,000,000 and less than $140,
000,000 la earned during 1903, 2 per cent
shall be set aside.
Whenever $140,000,000 and less than $150,
000,000 is earned during 1903, 2ft per cent
shall be set aside.
Whenever $150,000,000 and less than $160 -000,000
is earned during 1903, 2J per cent
shall be set aside.
The question of what constitutes profits
Is to be determined entirely by the finance
committee, who, it is stated, -will nave no
interest in the profit-sharing plan. If $S0,
000,000 is earned in the coming year, $800,
000 will be set aside, one-half to be dis
tributed in cash quarterly, the other half
to be reserved until the end of the year
invested in preferred stock; the stock thus
purchased to be divided one-half to em
ployes entitled thereto, the other half to
remain with the treasurer of the corpora
tion. Each shareholder is to receive a cer
tificate for bis interest containing these
First, that If he remains continuously in
the service of the coroorntlftn nr nf in
or another of ita subsidiary companies for
nvo years, tne stocK snail be delivered to
him and he mav do as ha lllroe -with u
Second, that if he dies or becomes totally
ana permanently disabled while in the em
ulov of the corooration or of onn nr n
other of its subsidiary companies, the
- stock will be delivered to his estate or to
Third, that he can draw the dividends
aeciarea on tne siock wniio it is held for
his account and ha remains in tha pmnlnv
of the corporation or of one or another
oi its suDsiaiary companies.
VnnrtVi tinf- it. -ceithnut nrAtrlnnn nn
sent, voluntarily he shall have quitted Che
service of the corporation or of one or an
other of Its subsidiary companies, he shall
forfeit an rignts to tnis stocK, ana in
such case It -will be held in a fund -which,
at the end of five years, will be divided
among sucn employes as snail nave com
Thus" 25 per cent of all the money set
aside in this profit-sharing plan will be
held for five years and will be given to
ciirVi nrtltr no nt tha nfl nf that rtrinA
shall be in the employ of the corporation
or one or anotner ox its suDsiaiary com
High officials of the Steel Corporation
aecimea loaay xo uiscuss uie repuneu ap
proaching retirement of President Schwab
BIG CLAIM FOR DAMAGES.
Workmen Say They Were Decoyed
to Coal TtesrionK.
NEW YORK, Dec 31. Suits have been
brought by 22 residents of this city, who
claim that during the recent eoal strike
they were decoyed to the mines In Penn.
sylvania by agents of the Erie Railroad
and of the Pennsylvania Coal Company.
Damages for $50,000 each, amounting to
$1,100,000 in all, are sued for, and the at
torney for the plaintiffs consulted, with
an attorney today about bringing the
matter before the grand jury to be sworn
in next Monday.
. The plaintiffs claim that, under pre
tense of doing work for the railroad and
coal company, they were decoyed to Ho
boken, where they were locked In a car
and carried against their will to the coal
regions of Pennsylvania and compelled to
act as "strike breakers," under throats
of "being turned over to the fury of the
miners." The men say they finally suc
ceeded In making their way back to the
city, but declare that on their way homo
they had narrow escapes from being
An official of the Erie road said that
no complaint had been served as yet on
the company. Ho added that the company
was without information as to the cause1
of action, that he was confident that the
Erie Company nnd its constituent com
pany, tho Pennnylvsnla Coal Company,
had done nothing unlawful, nnd that he
had no doubt the companies would be able
successfully to defend any suits that
might be brought against them.
"The company makes no misrepresenta
tions," said this official, "but It is always
extremely careful to explain to the men
the conditions and the circumstances un
der which they are employed."
WORK FOR UNIVERSITY MEN.
Wayne MncVcaRh Cnlln Attention to
Graduate of Conl Mine.
NEW YORK, Dec. 2L The coal strike
question was discussed by some of the
apeakers at the dinner given at Sherry s
last night to the delegate to the Univer
sity Conference. Jamea W. Alexander,
of Yale, 'GO, speaking on "The Universities
and Modern Business," suggested playfully
that each university should have its trust,
and, after assigning various combines la
the different universities, said:
"Somebody else can take John Mitchell
and the strikers. They are the biggest
trust of all."
This roused Wayne MacVeagh, Yale, '53,
who said, speaking on "The Universities
and Public Affairs":
"The university man must pay more
attention to a great question like the
coal trouble. An immense Industry had
drifted out of the hands of the men In
charge honest, well meaning men and
capable as you and I. But it had drifted
out of their hands, and the Nation was
face to face with a Winter without coal.
Then a graduate of a university did ap
pear and said, 'Coal must be mined,' and
he was the Chief Executive. Then an
other graduate appeared, of almost equal
authority, the financial leader, and he
said, 'Coal must be mined.' But the issue
was not entirely settled by either or both
of them. It depended not upon a univer
sity graduate, but on the graduate of a
coal mine, who said, 'If the arbitration
Is conceded for which I have been asking
for eight months, coal will be mined.'
Arbitration was granted and coal was
mined, but if one had been less persua
sive and another had not agreed, then the
mines would have been hermetically
sealed for the Winter. You must deal
not alono with the coal barons you must
deal with the men who mine the coal and
bring it to the surface. You must ad
minister the government with the Ideals
of civic virtue."
Mr. MacVeagh was followed by Presi
dent Eliot, of Harvard, who suggested
that each of the gentlemen preceding him
had slightly wandered from his subject,
referred pleasantly to Mr. MacVeagh's Im
petuosity and his discussion of the "stren
uous life." He then outlined the Ideal
strenuous life and led the discussion into
quiet channels. His subject wa9 the
'Universities and Learned Professions."
President Hadley, of Yale, was the first
speaker on the subject of "The American
Universities." He told how America was
working out its own university problems,
along Its own lines, saying: , "It is Im
possible to import ready-made an English
or German university system."
rsicholas Murray Butler, president of
Columbia, who was to preside, was kept
away by the continued Illness of his wife.
STRIKERS' RIGHT TO PICKET.
Cincinnati Jndjrc Upholds It. but
Makes Strict Limitations. '
CINCINNATI, O., Dec 3L Judge Ruf us
S. Smith, of the Superior Court, handed
down a decision today, in which he con-
eedes to striking workmen the right to
picket a factory when they are seeking to
accomplish a lawful purpose and do not
in any manner intimidate or coerce non
strikers. At the same time. Judge Smith
defines the rights of employers, and says
that, when It is necessary in their busi
ness to employ workmen, tho rlgjit to do
this is a property right, and, when in
terfered with unlawfully, the remedy is
The decision was written by Judge
Smith in the suit of the Eureka Foundry
Company against the striking coremakers,
and by its terms the strikers are perpet
ually enjoined from picketing the Eureka
foundry in large numbers. The strikers
are allowed to have one picket at the fac
tory, who may peacefully persuade work
men to leave their employment and ad
vance arguments to workmen If they
choose to hear such. If the workmen do
not care to meet the picket or listen to
his arguments, they are not to be molest
ed, and any attempt to influence their
minds by improper means will be a trans
gression of the rights of tho employer,
and may be corrected by injunction.
Xew Year's Gift for Railroad Men.
MILWAUKEE, Dec. 3L All of the regu
larly employed locomotive engineers and
firemen connected with the Wisconsin
Central road, numbering between 600 dnd
700, will receive a New Year's .greeting to
morrow from General Superintendent T.
T. Potter, of the company, in the shape of
an omciai announcement of a general in
crease in their wages, according to the
present mileage scale in effect. 'The gen
eral advance will become effective Jan
uary 1, 1D03, and will range from 10 to 25
per cent, according to the present schedule
Raima Signs lVnare Contract.
CLEVELAND, O., Dec. 3L The Cleve
land Citv Railroad f!nm
cally as the Little "Consolidated, through
us yresiuent, senator jh. A. Hanna, today
siened a one-vfar pontTOrt xritii tVn ioi
gamated Association of Street Railway
employes oi America, covering the scale
Of Waces to be TXlIri tn H3 mntnrmon
conductors. The hundreds of employes of
me company are mucn elated over the
successful outcome of tho negotiations
which have been in
time. The Little Consolidated operates
nearly a dozen different street railway
Delaware Road Gives Increase.
NEW YORK, Dec 3L Beginning tomor
row a new schedule of wages will go Into
effect on the Delaware, Lackawanna &
Western Railroad thnt will
stantlally the pay of a large percentage
ui. cuiiMoyes in an aepartments of the
road. The nercentarrn of i
different departments and with different
men or classes of emploves.
President Truesdale would not state
aenniteiy wnat the Increases will aggre
gate per month or year, but It wnn nca
tained that they will approximate $500,000
Home for Old Railroad Men.
PEORIA. 111., Dec 31. The referendum
vote of the Brotherhood of Locomotive
Firemen on the $25,000 appropriation for
tne erecuon oi a nome tor aged and dis
abled railway eniDloves has
and was passed by 10.000 majority. The
noma is jocaiea ai .tiismana Fark, a sub
urb of Chicago, but it has been decided to
secure another lnriUnti Th
and conductors at their last conventions
appropriated $25,000 each, and the total of
$75,000 will be used In the purchase of
ground and the erection of a suitablo
Raises Street-Car Men's "Wages.
NEW YORK. Dec 31. ThA -MVimrii
tan Street Rallwav has
Increase in the wages of Ita motormen
ana conauciors. -ine pay or the men will
be regulated by their terms
The management of the road claims the
new scale will be higher than that of any
sunuiir curpuruutm in tne country.
Derangement of the liver, with constl-
pimples, sallow skin. Carter's Little Liver
RESERVED BY GERMANY
CLAIMS FOR $300,000 XOT SUBJECT
Britain Makes Same Reservation
Castro Tells a Gemma He Is the
One Xnsnltod, Not Germany.
BERLIN, Dec 31. Tho German govern
ment's reservations in agreeing to submit
the Venezuelan claims to arbitration con
tinue to br- undisclosed in their entirety.
From statements appearing today, how
ever. It seems to be confirmed that Ger
many excludes from the claims which are
subject to arbitration demands amounting
to $300,000 for seizure of property and out
rages on the persons of German subjects
under such circumstances which are
deemed so clear that it is useless to call
in arbitrators. The payment of this sum
will not be demanded in cash, at present,
but a sufficient guarantee of the payment
will be Insisted upon. Great Britain's
preferred claims aro equivalent in amount
to $300,000, henco the statements made
abroad that Germany is asking more than
Great Britain are Incorrect. Germany
waives an apology for what arc here called
"diplomatic insults," asking only material
It is now stated that the German cruiser
Superber will sail for Venezuela January 6.
CASTRO HAS COUNTER-CLAIM.
Tells German Correspondent He
Wants Satisfaction for Insults.
BERLIN, Dec 3t The Lokal Anzeiger,
the only German newspaper having a
special correspondent at C&racas, prints a
dispatch from the Venezuelan capital
dated December 29, relating the correspon
dent's experience in Interviewing Presi
dent Castro. He found him at General
Alcanara'A estate .dancing at noonday.
General Alcanara, who was waiting with
a bundle of dispatches, remarked to the
correspondent that "It would not do to
interrupt tho President's pleasure, even
with state business." "But the correspon
dent says be spoke to the President be
tween dances, "and after a conversational
reconnoissance" Inquired If he Intended
to give the powers satisfaction.
"Why, no." replied the President. "I
am the one demanding satisfaction for
At this remark," the correspondent con
tinues, "a Jady clapped him on the back
and said: 'That's the way to talk, old
CASTRO HAS ACCEPTED.
Dispatch on Arbitration Reaches
Washington to Be Forirardcd.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3L The answer
of President Castro to the proposals of
the allies to submit to the arbitration
of The Hague tribunal tho Venezuelan
difficulties has reached Washington
through Minister Bowen. The answer
amounts to a general acceptance of the
principles of the proposition, President
Castro being willing to submit his case
to the arbitration of fair and Impartial
authorities. The details of the answer
will not be published here in advance of
ita reception by tho European allies, and
in fact it may be withdrawn entirely
from publication on the ground that it
really belongs to those powers.
The answer is being prepared at the
Slate Department for transmission to
Europe. As it is quite long and un
doubtedly will require long and careful
consideration at London. Berlin and
Rome. It is not expected that any fur
ther steps toward a final settlement can
be reached for a day or two.
The feeling here, however, based on a
knowledge of Castro's position. Is that
his answer practically clears the way
for the submission of the case to arbi
tration. The answer has given great
3IATOS SEES XO DIFFICULTY.
Legitimate Debts Must Be Paid, Says
WILLEMSTAD. Island of Curacao, Dec
3L General Matos, the head of the revo
lutionary movement against President
Castro,, referring to Venezuelan difficul
ties with the'allled powers, said:
"The pending question has two objects
one Is the recovery of certain sums of
money owed by Venezuela, and the other
is that of claims for Injuries received by
foreign residents in the republic I see no
exceeding gravity in either of these two
matters, because every legitimate debt
must be paid and because the laws of the
republic and its treaties with foreign na
tions and, In special cases international
law, determine In every Instance the pro
ceedings under the circumstances to be
followed by civilized nations who desire to
uphold their honor and make their coun
try respected among the nations."
NO BASIS FOR TALE.
Fake Story About Intended German
Bombardmeat of Maracaibo.
CARACAS, Dec 31. The report that the
German cruiser Falk is threatening to
bombard Maracaibo is untrue. In the first
place the cruiser cannot enter the Lake
of Maracaibo, and, as Maracaibo is 10
miles from the bar, it would be impossible
for the Falk to bombard it. In the sec
ond place, it Is asserted in Maracaibo that
the Postmaster there has not withheld the
mall of the German merchants. Mara
caibo is quiet
The blockade is working Injury to com
merce, especially to American Interests.
Race Fcad in Jamaica.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Dec 3L Consid
erable excitement prevails at Savanna
La Mar, on the southwestern coast of this
island, caused by the shooting there yes
terday of the Jamaican negro, second
mate of the American brig Sunlight, by
tho first officer' of that vessel, H. G.
Gardner, of Maine. Trouble arose on
board the Sunlight over the color ques
tion, and the crew left her and refused
to return on board. During the disturb
ances, It appears Gardner fired at the
second mate, and probably fatally
wounded him. A strong force of police
waB sent on board the brig to arrest
Gardner, and it was with difficulty that
he was overpowered and taken to Jail.
The police were compelled to guard the
building in order to prevent native mobs
from attacking It. The Sunlight was load
ing logwood lor Boston.
Sufferers by Eruption Relieved.
KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Dec 3L
Captain Young, Imperial Commissioner of
the Imperial Relief Fund, who arrived
here November 12, started today on his
return trip to England, having completed
the distribution of compensation for the
general losses to distressed laborers,
peasants and settlers. One hundred and
fifty thousand dollars of the fund has al
ready been expended and $30,000 of this
amount was distributed by Captain Young
personally to the sufferers. The latter
Included those who rejected the emigra
tion order Issued by Governor Llewellyn.
Not All in the Same Boat.
PARIS, Dec. 3L A dispatch to the
Matin from Caracas confirms tho state
ment ' that Venezuela has promised
France to treat her claims as those of
Great Britain, Germany and Italy, but
adds that a similar promise was refused
to Belgium, Spain and Holland.
LA GUAYRA. Dec 31. An Italian vessel
last night chased a big Venezuelan
schooner off this port Tho occurrence
was seen from here. Under cover of the
darkness the schooner managed to get
Orinoco Steamer Given Permit.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Dec 31.
Admiral Douglass, R. N., today granted a
special permit to tho Orinoco Steamship
Company to send its steamer to Cludad
Bolivar, Venezuela, and for the vessel's,
return here. The steamer Manzanaresr
now on the Orinoco River, will be coaled
by the Bolivar. The Manzanares. will also
return to this port.
Still Quarrel About Acre.
LA PAZ, Bolivia, Dec. 2L The Bolivian
government is considering future action
in view of Brazil's renewed resistance to
the annulment of the Acre concosslon.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, in an
Interview today, said: "The silence of the
syndicate renders the situation more diffi
cult." Will Arbitrate Boundary Dispute.
LA PAZ, Bolivia. Dec. 31. A treaty was
signed yesterday afternoon by the Bo
livian Minister of Foreign 'Affairs and the
Peruvian Minister, naming President
Roca.! of Argentina, arbitrator In the
boundary disputes between Peru and Bo
COAL IS UNDER CONTRACT
Excuse of Dealers for Xot Selling
Relief Comes From Inquiry.
CHICAGO, Dec 31. The Investigations
begun yesterday by Attorney-General
Hamlin and by the Aldermanlc committee
to determine the cause of the coal famine
In this city were merged today, when the
Aldermanlc subcommittee went Into con
ference with tho Attorney-General to the
end that they might work Intelligently to
gether. The Inquiry has not as yet
brought out evidence of a conspiracy be
tween dealers or on the part of the rail
roads, or of both, although somo of the
former have been shown to ha-e on hand
thousands of tons of coal. They, how-
over, claim that It Is for contracts already
made, and not their own. The Attorney
General says that If It can be shown the
coal is really not held for contracts, the
dealers can be prosecuted fbr withholding
it from the market.
Several railroad men declared their
roads were giving coal preference over
dead freight, and produced figures to show
that It was being disposed of as fast as
As a result of the Inquiry, the situation
has already been relieved, according to
Attorney-General Hamlin, and. -conditions
are rapidly .becoming better.
"There Is more coal In the yards now
than there was 2i hours ago," said he,
after the last of tho railroad and coal men
had left. "In fact, relief is coming so
rapidly that I do not believe we shall be
forced to begin any proceedings against
The railroad officials responded prompt
ly to -the invitation to appear before the
Attorney-General, whllo the coal dealers
GIVES COAL PREFERENCE.
Baltimore & Ohio Road Takes Steps
to Relieve Famine.
BALTIMORE, Dec. 31. General Superin
tendent Arthur Hale, of the B. & O. R. R.,
issued the following today:
"Until further notice we cannot accept
carload freights except livestock and per
ishable products for points east of Pitts
burg. Moundsvllle and Parkeraburg. We
will continue to receive out own empty
cars and empty foreign cars en route
This action places an embargo on carload
shipments from the connecting lines of the
B. & O. It means a temporary halt In
grain shipments. Just how long this will
last Is not known, but probably not more
than a week. The object Is to relieve the
coal famine along the line.
LEAGUE AGAINST UNIONS
New Labor Organization Which Is
Piloted by a Prencher.
ALBANY, N. Y., Dec. 31. Rev. E. M.
Falrchijd, of Albany, who has been called
into consultation by tho workmen inter
ested In the formation of the National
League of Independent Workmen of
America, said tonight:
"The league will be organized in the
near future. It Is proposed to put a Na
tional organizer In the field and organize
local branches all over the country and
demand that employers run their shops
as 'open shops in which union and league
men can have an equal and fair chance
"The league will be strictly a laborinc
man's affair, but It will be Incorporated
so as to command the confidence of em
ployers and the general public and be in
a position to defend the rights of its
members through the courts. Only Ameri
can citizens will be eligible to member
ship. "The specific objects for which the Inde
pendent workmen propose to organize are
"First To protect Independent work
men In their Independence.
"Second To sustain high wages by skill
ful, energetic co-operation with our em
ployers. "Third To establish reasonable hours of
labor, according to tho exigencies of the
"Fourth To. promote Intelligent under
standing of our work.
"Fifth To furnish favorable conditions
for training apprentices, in order that our
boys may become successful workmen.
"Sixth TO maintain sanitary conditions
of employment by means of state laws
"Seventh To compel officers of tho Govr
Crnment to enforce the laws.
"Eighth To compel labor unions to ob
serve the laws.
"Ninth To protect members against un
just treatment from employers by due pro
cess of law.
"Tenth To provide a labor bureau for
MAY SHED BLOOD FOR OIL
Clalm-JnmpcrM Are Out With Their
Winchesters in Wyoming.
SALT LAKE. Dec 3L A special to tho
Tribune from Evanston, Wyo., says:
The next few hours promise to bring to
Uinta County scenes of excitement never
before equaled In the history of Wyoming.
As the first day of the new year ap
proaches, plans aro being carried out to
gobble up every foot of oil land which has
not already been protected by tho required
Up to a fow days ago It was believed
that practically all the land would be
thus protected, but closer investigation
shows that at least one-third of tho oil
field, or an area of 800 square miles, will
be open for refiling nt 12:01 tomorrow
morning. It evidently being the intention
of the original locators to protect their
rights by the use of firearms If occasion
Evanston has been practically divested
of its male population and nearly all
places of business have been closed, and
men are being stationed throughout the
oil belt, ready to commence driving their
claim stakes at the dawn of the new year.
All are fully armed with Winchesters,
and ehotguns, and bloodshed may follow,
Sheriff James and several deputies will
attempt to quell any disturbance that may
arise In the vicinity of Spring Valley, but
It is believed' this small force of officers
will be unable to cope with the situa
EXCEEDED HIS AUTHORITY
Policeman to Be Tried for Breaking
Into Gambling: Den.
NEW YORK. Dec 31. Magistrate Brann
today handed down a decision that Police
Inspector Brooks had violated section 120
of the penal code, and had exceeded his
authority In forcibly entering Canfield's
alleged gambling-house on December 1,
1902. The 'magistrate held that Brooks
must be held for trial, and must answer
in the Court of Special Sessions.
Inspection at -Grant's Pass.
GRANT'S PASS, dr., Dec 31.-Colonel
I "True art is not the j
H caprice of this or that B T
g individual" 1
j Mazzini m I
It is from individual caprice
or the mere fleeting fashion
of the moment that
is markedly free. True
artistic feeling in de
sign, excellence of
workmanship and ster
ling quality of material
can never go out of
fashion. These can al
ways be relied upon as
being present when sil
verware bears the Gor
ham trade-mark, the
Lion, the Anchor and
S. Yoran, of tho Oregon National Guard,
held the regular quarterly Inspection of
Company H, of this city, yesterday. An
election was also held and A. E. Voorhieo
elected to the position of Captain, to fill
the vacancy created by the resignation of
E. B. Brown, Colonel Yoran went from
hero to Ashland to Inspect the company
at that place.
HOW TRUSTS ARE FINANCED
Dissentient Stockholder Lets in
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec 31. Injunc
tion proceedings were Instituted today by
ex-State Senator William J. Clark, of
Branford, against the directors of the
International Sliver Company, of Meriden,
to restrain them from carrying out con
tracts said to have been mado with the
recently-organized United States Silver
Corporation, of Jersey City, by which the
International Company buys back certain
of Its stock. Mr. Clark Is a bondholder
in the International Company, and also
owns 10 shares of preferred and common
In the papers filed by the plaintiff In
the Superior Court It is alleged that two
of the directors of the International Com
pany, E. R. Thomas and O. R. T. Thomas,
of New York, under the name of Thomas
& Thomas, have got control of 90,000
shares of the common stock, which only
recently acquired voting power, and by so
doing they control the meetings of the
company and have acquired largo
amounts of property and stock in, a fraud
ulent manner; that Thomas & Thomas
have caused a new corporation to start
In Jersey City, called the United States
Silver Corporation, and that this corpora
tion has acquired nearly all of the stock
of the Rogers Bros., of Meriden, worth
not more than ?500,000; that It is the In
tention of Thomas & Thomas to Issue
Jl.000.000 worth of 6 per cent debentures
of the international silver Company,
which are to be debts of the company
having priority over the preferred stock,
and $1,500,000 worth of preferred stock
having the same priority over dividends.
and tho same voting power as the pre
ferred stock heretofore issued, and to de
liver these debentures and this preferred
stock to Thomas & Thomas in return for
property and stock owned by the United
States Silver Corporation.
A hearing on the suit will be held in
Bridgeport next Monday before Judge
George W. Wheeler.
First Hop Contract Filed.
SALEM, Or., Dec. 31.-(Speclal.) The
flrct document In the nature of a contract
affecting the 1903 hop crop to be filed for
record in this county, was recorded In the
office of County Recorder Selgmund today
The Instrument is made by A. J. Cone,
a hopgrower of the north end of the
county, to t. a. j-dvesiey & co., of tnis
city. It is in reality only a consignment
covering 10,000 pounds of next year's hops,
By the terms of the acreement certain
advances are to be made, Including
cents rcr pound prior to nlckintr time
Thero has not yet been filed in this county
a single new hop contract covering the
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