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THE MOUSING OKEGONIAN, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1903.
But He Says Nothing About
YES, HE HAY GO TO SALEM
Ite Has Tfot Informed Himself Fully
.Ibout the Situation, and De
clines to DIhcuks the
If Blngcr Hennann Is a candidate for
Congress, he Is not saying so. If ho Is
not a candidate for Congress, he Is not
saying he Is not. He has really not
made himself thoroughly acquainted with
the situation. He has not been here long
enough. He may go to Salem after
awhile. He has friends there and he Is
now free to renew old acquaintances, and
take a much-needed rest after many years
of arduous toll.
This was the net result of an Interview
with the ex-Representative and cx-Com-missioner
at his rooms In the Imperial
Hotel yesterday afternoon. He didn't say
these things in so many words, for ho
didn't say anything about his polltlcil
plans, A reporter for The Oregonian
called on Mr. Hermann In the afternoon,
determined to And out whether he was
a candidate for Senator or for Repre
sentative. Just what he didn't find out
will be learned from the appended re
marks. Mr. Hermann was so affable and
so Innocent and so unconscious of the
great public Interest In his coming, and
so obviously pained to heir that it might
be construed to have political slgnlli-'
cance, that the Interviewer did not have
the courage to carry out his plans. So he
just hinted mildly at what he came for
and finally retired in bid order, followed
by a beaming smile and a graceful wave
of the glad hand from the polite cx-Com-mlssioner.
"Know you? Know you? Why, of
course, I know you. I never forget the
face of an old friend," and he called the
reporter by name, when he entered the
room. Mr. Hermann knows everybody in
Oregon, and his sisters, cousins and
aunts. "Yes, I'm well. I am generally
well. Jo, you have not Interrupted a con
ference of any kind. I am just having a
cill from my friend, Mr. Lyon."
Mr. Lyon conllrmed this statement. He
was private secretary to Governor Gecr.
and Is taking an active part In seeing
that the will of the people Is carried out
by the Legislature. But he didn't say
that was -what he went to see Mr. Her
"Your friends seem to be voting for
Mr. Fulton," remarked the Interviewer,
In a gentle attempt to break the Ice.
Mr. Hermann manifested mild surprise
at this Interesting fact. "Yes, some ol
them are," he replied complacently.
Evidently, after all, he had heard about
"I have friends who arc supporting all
the candidates." he continued, with a
confidential nod in the direction of Mr.
"Now, there is my friend. Dr. Andrew
C Smith. Two years ago he gave mo
very loyal support." Dr. Smith Is now
voting for Judge M. C. George.
"There Is a very great deil of public
Interest In what you are going to do In
this contest. Mr. Hermann."
"Really?" with a deprecatory wave of
the hand and a careful and long sustained
glance at the blank wall on the opposite
side of the room. "Really? Well, I can
hardly understand why that should be.
I hive not had time to Inform myself
about the situation. It can hardly bo ex
pected that I should have been able to
keep in touch with It, when I was so
busy with my own affairs 3000 miles
away. What Is the situation?"
"Don't you take an Interest in it?" re
sponded the interviewer, parrying as best
"Certainly. Certainly I do. I have al
ways taken an active Interest In whatever
of moment was going on In Oregon. I
said that I had not been able to keep In
touch -with It, and I cannot say that I am
much better Informed than when I ar
rived. I must say now Just what I said
then." He didn't say anything then.
jjo you expect to go to. Salem
"Oh. yes, I think I shall e
representation at Washington," 'contin
ued Mr. Hermann, in response to further
questioning. "I think there has never
been a time when experienced men could
f ao tne state so much good, we shall have
inu new men in tne allegation at the
next session." If he had intended to
draw further lesson from this phase of
Oregon needs and shortcomings he
thought better of It, and continued: "It
has been my observation that the men
who make the speeches are. not neces
sarily the men who accomplish the great
est results. Look at the way they ao
things In the Senate. Some Senator like
Henry Cabot Lodge will make a fine
speech to half a dozen auditors, and the
rest of the Senators will be out in the
cloak rooms. They read the speeches the
next day In the Record, if they want to.
The House is run by the committees. The
member who gets the best committee
place Is the man who does things."
"You had several good committees
when you were In Congress."
"Yes, I was fortunate enough to be
well placed. Tom Reed and Joe Cannon
wanted to put me on the committee on
appropriations some years ago," and
then Mr. Hermann proceeded to expose
a little inside history. "Reed and Cannon
sent for me one day. 'Hermann, we are
going to put you on the committee on ap
propriations,' said Reed. " "Great heav
en's, Mr. Reed, you will sound my" death
knelt.' I replied.
" 'How so? Don't you know that the
committee on aPDroDrlatlons Is th mmi
important committee In .the House, and
we want you to be the Pacific Coast rep
resentative.' " 1 know that well enough, Mr. Speak
er,' I replied, but you ought to give the
place to some Eastern man. We have
some 11 or 15 harbors out In our state
looking out on the high seas, and these
are what my constituents are anxious
about. I want to go on the committee
on rivers and harbors.'
" 'Well, Camion,' said Mr. Reed. 1 sifp
pose we shall have to give It to Morrow.'
Morrow was a Republican member from
California. And I went on rivers and
harbors. But I'm getting ahead of my
story. I had supported Reed for Speaker,
Xlnley came to me during the contest,
and said: 'Hermann, I should like to
have your vote for Speaker.
" 'I can't give it to you, Major, I re
plied. " 'Whyr
"I think you are certain to be beaten.
Mr. Reed is the candidate of the Eastern
States, and there are four candidates
from the West yourself and Cannon and
Henderson and Burrows. Mr. Reed has
behind him all the great Eastern States
like New York. Pennsylvania, New Jer
sey and others, and the Western Repre
sentatives are divided. But that Is not
the reason I am going to support Mr.
Heed. There are two others. One Is that
my people want you for President of the
United States, and if you are elected
Speaker, you will never be President..
" 'How's thatr asked McKlnley. laugh
ingly. " 'In the' entire history of the United
States, no man who has been Speaker,
with one exception, has been President.
The other reason Is that I promised Reed
a long time ago to support him.'
"ir all right,' responded McKlnley.
The last reason is enough.'
"When I afterwards went to Canton
with Senator Mitchell. McKlnley had
been nominated for President. I reminded
him of what I had told htm in the Speak
"'Oh. that's what Quay also told me,'
"Well, I went on the rivers and harbors
committee, and in course of time I be
came the ranking member, and by reason
of my seniority I was entitled to the
chairmanship. Now, If I had secured
that chairmanship, I should have been in
Congress to this day." There was no tone
of regret In Mr. Hermann's voice, how
ever. "I would not have been beat
en for rcnomlnatlon at the Albany con
vention." "Why didn't you get the chairman
ship?" "Reed didn't want me. He wanted to
be President, and he gave It to Hooker,
of New York, who was supported by Tom
Piatt- But that Isn't exactly the reason
he gave. He said: 'If the stealings of
that man from Oregon for his state
were to be distributed In the same pro
portion throughout the United States,
there wouldn't be a cent In the Govern
ment Treasury.' That's what Reed said,"
and Mr. Hermann laughed pleasantly.
"Colled you a thief?"
"Of course, he didn't mean It that
way," and Mr. Hermann smiled again. "I
had Informed myself pretty thoroughly
on the rivers and harbors of the coun-
MAKES A VIGOROUS DEFENSE OF THE MORMON
CHURCH IN POLITICS.
M ESI AH EVANS.
try. I had visited them all personally.
But Reed wanted to be President, and I
didn't get the chairmanship."
Mr. Hermann has in his possession a
relic which he values very highly. It Is
a piece of cloth stained with the blood of
Abraham Lincoln. It was presented to
him at the recent National convocation
of Royal Arch Masons Bt Washington
City, by Dr. A. P. Fardon, who was one
of the physicians at the President's bed
side. The bloodstains have all but faded
away. Mr. Hermann, who Is a Mason
of high rank, delivered an oration before
the assembly at the time the gift was
made by his friend.
Mr. Hermann may go to Salem tomor
row. TEACHERS' EXAMINATIONS
Tests for County-find State Certifi
cates to Be Held TnU "Weelt.
Once more school teachers must Imitate
their pupils In answering test questions
for tie regular semi-annual examination
of teachers for county and state certifi
cates will be held In the Park School,
commencing next Wednesday. The test
for county certificates will last only the
first three days.
Those who will conduct the examination
are County Superintendent R. F. Robin
son, D. A. Grout, of the Park School, and
J. O. Hall, the principal of the Mount
Tabor School. The teachers will try for
certificates In the first, second and third
grades for use in Multnomah County, and
also for state certificates and diplomas.
The last examination was held In the
High Schocl building, August 13, when
126 applicants were tested as to their pro
ficiency. The number will no doubt be
fully as large at the approaching exami
nation, for more young women are con
stantly taking up the profession.
The questions placed before the teachers
Include such subjects as the theory of
teaching, school law and orthography, as
well as the brandhes taught In the gram
mar grades and high schools. The traln
lngthey have received In the normal
schools stands the applicants In good
stead when they face test questions, for
special preparation Is necessary to gain
the coveted certificates.
To be eligible for a state certificate or
diploma the teacher, must have passed
three successive examinations. These
may have been held. In any county In the
state where the applicant may be at the
time, and the papers are forwarded by the
County Superintendent to the State Super
intendent for grading and record.
Applicants for county papers may take
the examination In the county where they
expect to be employed, or they may make
arrangements with the Superintendent of
that county to be examined in the county
where they reside.
To gain a state certificate an average
of S5 per cent Is required. Ninety per
cent gives the applicant a first-grade
county paper, while 83 and 70 per cent
grades are necessary to gain second and
third-grade certificates. Over CO per cent
of the applicants are usually successful
In the examination as conducted in Mult-
DEFENSE OF SMOOT
Prominent Utah Man Talks
MAJORITY SHOULD BE HEARD
Mayor Evnnn, of Lehl, Defends Ills
Church, and Tells Why It Holds
the tipper Hand In Politics
In His State.
Meslah Evans, of Lehl. Utah, president
of the Utah Sugar Company, and one of
the men who contributed to the sending of
Reed Emoot to the United States Senate,
came to Portland yesterday and secured
rooms at the Portland Hotel.
Mr. Evans Is more prominent In busi
ness than In politics In his native state,
but Is Influential In both. Just now. hav
ing helped to elect Mr. Smoot a United
States Senator, he Is anxious to have Mr.
Smoot seated. He is himself a member
of the Mormon Chureh. and appreciates
fully the present delicate position of that
body in political affairs.
"It may seem strange to people on the
outside." said Mr. Evans last night, "but
we folks In Utah don't understand why
a man's religion should disqualify him
politically. We think that a Mormon Is
just as useful politically as a Methodist
or an Episcopalian, and In Reed Smoot
we believe we have elected the best man
available for United States Senator. He
has won success In his own business ven
tures, and has shown qualities In pri
vate' life that have won the respect of his
"He Is not a polygamlst. He has only
one wife, but he Is none the less a faithful
believer In the Mormon church. He Is
one of the 12 apostles of the church, and
ranks third to the head of the organiza
tion as present. I have known him from
boyhood, and I haven't the slightest hesi
tancy In expressing my perfect confidence
In him. I believe he will make one of
the best representatives that Utah ever
sent to the National Legislature.
"I do not believe that Mr. Smoot will
be rejected, as Brigham H. Roberts waa
The Mormon church creed no longer
teaches the practice of- a plurality of
wives the recent teachings are quite to
the contrary. Mr. Roberts did have three
wives, and we sent him to Congress
knowing that fact. He Is a brainy and
an able man, and we regret that Congress
rejected him. But It Is Inconceivable that
the United States Senate will treat Mr.
Smoot In the same way, -for In the mat
ter of wives, he could not have offended
any member of the upper house of Con
gress. As I said before, he has but one.
"Utah does not take the position that
she will keep on sending Mormons to Con
gress until Congress accepts them, but we
do ask for fair play. The Mormon popu
lation In Utah Is three-fourths of the
whole, and we had approximately the
same majority In the Legislature that
elected Mr. Smoot. We simply take the
position that we are the best Judges of
the sort of men whom we want to rep
resent us at Washington, and that Wash
ington isn't qualified to act as a superior
court to pass upon our judgment.
"Mr. Smoot is a young man. and we
intend to keep him in the Senate as long
as he will stay there. He Is a miner
by occupation, and a man of Independent
means In his personal habits he will out
class a majority of those who are to be
his official associates In future, and he
Is as clean-mlnded and honest-handed as
any representative that comes from New
England. But. as I said before, we do
not want the United States Senate
to think that we are antagonizing It In
this mater. We Just want It understood
that we are sending our best citizens to
represent us at Washington, and that we
dont care a cent's worth of alfalfa what
their religious qualifications are."
Mr. Evans Is something of a politician
himself: He la Mayor of Lehl, and for
a long time represented his district In the
Legislature. But Just now he Is devoting
nimseir to business, and has been most
"Last year," he sold, "we put out 21,
000,000 pounds of beet sugar, and next
year we propose to break all .records. I
am In Portland now looking for labor
the one thing we lack In Utah. I am
firmly of the opinion that during the next
ten years the great West of the United
States wllj supply the whole world's de
mand for sugar. We are not afraid of
Cuba. Even when annexation comes,
Cuba will find It so much more profitable
to grow tobacco than sugar that we will
be able to arrange a perfect system of
reciprocity with her."
Mr. Evans will be a't the Portland for a
week, and will then return to his home In
Estimates of Cost of Portage Road,
on Various Plans, a Dozen
In 1S31 the Chamber of Commerce, of
Portland, requested estimates of the cost
of construction of a portage road at The
Dalles. The following was furnished by
Virgil G. Bogue, then a well-known engi
neer here. It was submitted to the
Chamber of Commerce by Mr. C H. Dodd.
and was published in The Oregonlan in
October of that year:
The several routes are already ro well known
that lengthy descriptions are hardly necessary,
and I will, therefore, aslc your attention at
once to the following; estimates of cost:
NORTH BANK OP COLUMBIA. RIVER
From point below Three-Mile Haplds to point
opposite Celllo. 11H miles:
11H miles main line at $18.000 $207,000
2 miles sidings at f 10.000 20.000
Inclines, etc lo.ooo
From, point opposite Crate's to point opposite
Celllo. 15H miles:
UH miles main line at $18.000 $337,000
4 miles main line at $10.000 tx.000
2 miles sidings at $10.000 20.000
Inclines, etc so.otio
From point opposite Crate's to Columbus, 224
11!4 miles main line at $18.000 $207,000
4 miles main line at $10.000 G4.O00
7 miles main line. Celllo to Co
lumbus, Including grading
already done Grading .....$200,000
Track 49.000 249,000
2A miles sidings at $10.000 23.000
Inclines, etc 13.000
SOUTH SIDE OF COLUMBIA RIVER
LINE D. -
From point below Three-Mile Jtaplds to Celllo.
more or less parallel with Union Pacific Hall
way, 11 miles:
11 miles main line at $23.000 $273,000
2 miles sidings at $10.000 20.000
Inclines, etc 23.000
LINE E "NORTON LINE."
From point below Three-Mile Rapids, via
Five-Mile Creek, Deschutes River and Colum
bia River, to point about 14 miles east of
Deschutes. Estimated distance, 29 miles:
29 miles, main line at $14.000 $400,000
3 miles sidings at $10,000 30.000
Deschutes bridge 30,000
Inclines, etc - 33,000
Contingencies ...... CO, 000
Equipment ...... .
Total t (HI. OOP
WOULD KILL THEM ALL.
Burly Chinaman Threatens Every
One Who Approaches 111m.
"I kill 'cm all, I kill every one that
comes up here," was the greeting that
Officer Hogaboom received as he ascend
ed the stairs of a Chinese house on Sec
ond street, between Washington and Al
der early yesterday morning, for the pur
pose of quieting a disturbance raised by
Chlr.ese. Wong Sam, a burly Chinaman,
was standing at the head of the stairs
flourishing a knife as long as his-arm, and
made a leap straight at "the offlper as
he tried to ascend the stairs. On the
street below all was consternation.
Patrol Driver Price heard a whistle for
police and as he came running to the
rescue of the officer was met by a band
of Chinamen, who seemed to be fright
the trouble was.
"Think Wong Sam klllum' thleo fo'
Chinamen and pollceeman," they cried,
and beckoned wildly at the stairs, where
the dangerous man was known to be.
Taking his revolver from his pocket.
Price rushed up the stairs to see what
the trouble was .
Wong Sam was still flourishing his
knife and swearing vengeance, upon any
one who should venture near him. while
Officer Hogaboom stood a short distance
from him. revolver In hand, and com
manded him not to move. At the sight of
a second officer three or four Chinamen
who were in the house made a rush for
the stairway, but at the sight of the
glistening steel of the revolver stopped
suddenly and begged for mercy. Wong
Sam, during this time, enraged as he
was, knew enough not to try to attack any
one or to get away, and at the ap
proach of the second officer laid down his
knife and surrendered. Despite all the
commotion there was no blood shed, and
the only one who would complain" against
Wong Bam was Ah Foon.
"He try to kill me." cried this Celestial.
"He cut me this way," and he executed
some startling gymnastics to show how
the dangerous man had threatened him
with the weapon. At the station, how
ever. Ah Foon even relented in his de
sire for revenge.
"He want to steal 'urn my things," said
A charge of burglary was placed against
the disturber of the peace, and the prose
cuting witness locked up with him to
assure his appearance la court to testify
against the prisoner.
GOING TO CHINA.
Missionary, "Who Was Attacked Toy
Boxers, Will Return.
Rev. E. J. Cooper, for 13 years a repre
sentative of the China Inland (Mission, ad
dressed the members of the Portland T.
W. C A. yesterday afternoon on his ad
ventures during the great Boxef uprising.
Mr. Cooper was at the time stationed In
the Province of Shen SI. and was driven
to Hankow by the uprising natives.
Mr. Cooper told In detail the events of
tho Journey which occupied many weeks,
and which led through the roughest part
of the Chinese empire. The band of
missionaries numbered about ten In all,
and at every village they were either
stoned or tortured In some other equally
frightful manner. One by one the mem
bers of the party succumbed to
the suffering, and the last to die
was Mr. Cooper's son, after he
had reached a place of safety within
the walls of Hankow. Mr. Cooper's wife
died from wounds Inflicted by stones, after
she had ridden nearly three weeks In a
cart without springs, over the roughest
road In the country.
Mr- Cooper hlm'self lives In London, and
Is now on his way back to Shen SI. He
will leave Portland this morning for Se
attle, where he will take a steamer Tues
day for Shanghai. From there he will
continue the Journey by stage and other
methods of conveyance to the post he for
Hood's Birsnparllla Is not a cure-all;
but it cures all blood diseases. Take no
"Willamctts" Sewing AJachines at $25.00 are unequaled by any $50.00 machine on the market
Fully guaranteed for ten years Second Floor.
Spring Merchandise on Display
Silks, Laces, Embroideries, Wash
White Wool Materials, Etc.
A Great Silk Waist Sale A manufacturer's sample
line at marvelously low prices.
New Spring Suits and Costumes.
Go-Carts and Baby Carriages Spring models.
MEIER. $ FRANK COMPANY
SAY IT WAS A BLUFF
Local Salmon Dealers Laugh
at Recent Circular.
RIVAL ASSOCIATIONS AT WAR
Alaska Cannon' Offer to Sell Cheaper
Grades of the Great Pood Fish, '
at Very Low Price, Is
There to war between the salmon can
nera forming the Alaska Packers' Associa
tion and the outside packers, who pack on
the Columbia River, Puget Sound and
The members of the Alaska Packers' As
sociation, it appears, wish to deter their
outside competitors from packing tome
kind of salmon. Recently this as
sociation made a spectacular cut In
pink and chum salmon, which Is beginning
to reveal some features that amaze
those for whose "beneflt" the cut wan
made. When It was announced, the fol
lowing circular was sent out by the brok
ers of the Alanka Packers' Association,
Armsby & Co., of Chicago, under date of
We offer, subject to confirmation and wire
reply, the following salmon for shl&ment per
railroad In carload lots only:
One pound tails. Alaska chums. ,.3T4c
One pound talis, Alaska pink... ......... SO
The above offers are for Immediate shipment,
and positively not available tor shipment either
by sill Ins vessel, Panama or Hawaiian Steam
We estimate the carry-over of the cheaoer
grades of salmon from the 1001. and 10OZ pack
ing at fully 1.000,000 cases. This large quan
tity Is a constant menace to the market: there
fore the Alaska Packers' Association, with Its
usual foreslKht, purposes meeting the situa
tion. The Idea of the association is: The congest
ed condition of the market as to the lower
grades of salmon can only be relieved by low
prices, forcing salmon Into consumption, and.
Inasmuch as 1003 will be thn heavy year for
humpbacks on Puget Sound, unless a radical
change in price Is Inaugurated, there will ba
no relief from tha .present condition during
the coming season. The business would be In
a far better position each season If not ona
ciwj of chums was packed: the quality of the
fish Is Inferior. We wish to state distinctly
that, while chums are the lowest arade ot
fish packed, our offerings are as good as the
other fellow ships, but the fish itself Is In
ferior before being packed.
The above prices are not guaranteed.
They are today's prices.
We may advance or lower prices tomorrow.
Note particularly the value of chums Is it-30
per case, f. o. b. Coast, and of pink Alaska
fZ per case. f. o. b. Coast.
Wa anticipate that the opening price for
1003, on the two grades mentioned, will sot ba
higher than prices quoted above. Tha asso
ciation realizes presen conditions, and that
salmon. In common with other commodities. In
the event ot overproduction, can only be mar
keted quickly at low prices, thus clearing the
situation prior to the receipt ot the 1003 pack
ing. Read each word In this circular, and present
to the trade Immediately
TUB J. K. ARMSBT COMPANT.
From the statements, "The above prices
are not guaranteed." "They are today's
prices," "We may advance or lower prices
tomorrow," It would cm that the prices
quoted had a string attached to them.
To go this circular one better, a rival
Chicago brokerage Arm sent out the fol
We offer, subject to changing our mods, for
prompt shpment to Coast:
One pound tails, Alaska pink salmon. SO cents
One pound tails, chum salmon. 45 cents per
Terms cash, less IK per cent against docu
ments. AH above goods standard quality.
We may advance or decline, prices at any
moment. Advise getting In early to avoid
the rush. Wa will offer futures at the same
price, provided we can find a packer who can
figure a profit In selling at 00 cents per dozen.
Up to date, no man has been able to pack
either pinks or chums for less than CO cents
perils cans; but we are gunnng for a wizard.
If we bag one, will write or telephone. "That's
all." DEMINO & GOULD CO.
Salmon Jobbers here say that It Is a
well-known fact that the Alaska Packers
Association has no chuma to sell, and It
refuses to fill any large orders ot pinks,
but-places a few cases here and " there
throughout the country to keep the
market disturbed. One large firm In this
city, which eent a big order for future
pinks, was told they could havo them If
they bought two cases of red salmon at
the Alaska Packers Association's own
opening prices this year for every case
of pinks bought at the cut rates.
An Alaska salmon packer who bad the
above circular in his possession, said that
the Alaska Packers' Association circular
was sent to every banking Institution on
"Shopping Center of the Northwest."
tho Coast. "It's purpose may be guetwed
at," said he. "The association had less
than SO.OOO cases of spot pinks when it
announced the cut. The total pack of the
Alaska Packers' Association for 1002 of
the cheaper grades was 160,000 cases. Thin
Is its limit on this grade of fish, as Its
pack Is about SO per cent red salmon. On
the other hand, the rival concern? pack
over SO per cent of pink grades. By mak
ing the cut It eeeks to cripple Its rivals,
without Injury to Itself. Whllo every
pink salmon packer la going to cut down
his pack of pinks, the Alaska Packers'
Association Is preparing to put up the
largest pack possible to use as a club for
Its competitors. It has now doubtless
cold out all its salmon, but the rival pack
ers, with one exception, have not met tne
cut. If they had tumbled their salmon
on to the market at the cut figures, it
would be into their hands.
"Another thing proclaimed In their cir
culars and newspaper Interviews Is the
enormous output of pink salmon. It is
true tho pack Is greater than ever before,
but not disproportionate to the Increase
In tho pack of red fish. There are not a
million cases of pink salmon In stock in
the country; there are not a half million
"The total pack of pinks for the years
of 1901 and 1902 was, according to official
figures, 1,091.418 cases, and of chums for
the same period. leaf than 400,000 cases.
Tho pack for 1901 was absorbed when the
pack of 1902 was ready for the market.
There were no stocks of pink salmon held
over from 1901, but packers were met at
the close of the season of 1902 with a rate
on cheap grades of salmon proportion
ately lower than ever before. The Alaska
packers cut the price to 63 cents for pinks,
and 60 cents for chums, while -red fish sold
for 93 cents and Jl.
"Formerly there was never more than
15 to 20 cents difference between reds and
pinks. For this reason the Individual and
competing packers have held on to their
pink fish, but when the cut rates were
published, there were not fo exceed 400,000
cases in original hands. When the merger
of the packs of the Independent canneries
of Southeastern Alaska was discussed a
few weeks ago, there was not to exceed
150,000 cases of pink grades amongst the
11 concerns represented, and the Eastern
market. 13 bare, clean swept. Tho East
ern Jobbers will soon realize they have
been Juggled by the stories of enormous
Holdings of pinks In first hands on tho
Coast, and they will lose no time in buy
ing on a legitimate basis. They could
scarcely be fooled by the circular of
Armsby & Co. It was a plain bluff. The
Demlng-Gould circular shows that in a
MORE REVISION WANTED
One Lefflslntor "Who Say the Laws
of JVatnre Xeeil Amendment.
A Legislator of long standing and expe
rience, who was in the city yesterday
speaking of the revision of codes, amend
ing of constitutions, new city charters,
etc, remarked that after his experience
In getting around town Saturday he had
concluded that It was about time the
laws of Nature were being revised or
amended or added to.
"They were all right at first." said he.
"and apparently were conceived in wisdom
and provided for every emergency, and
some of them, for Instance those
governing the persistency of matter,
the conservation of energy, etc., cannot
be Improved on, but the code has been
In force so long and there are so many
things now requiring governing which
were not thought of when creation was
created, that changes and additions are
needed. For lack of such changes many
people who might be reputable members
of society and useful citizens conduct
themselves as if they were only fit for pu
pils In a school for defective youth.
"Many Instances might be given, but
among the most glaring are the people
who stand like Stoughton bottles on the
rear platforms of street-cars' In the way
of everybody getting on or off, holding
fast to the handles placed to assist such
persons, and apparently oblivious to the
fact that they are guilty of any Impro
priety. In much the same class must be
placed the large number of people who. on
entering an elevator, plant themselves
squarely In the doorway and stick fast
there from the bottom to the top of the
shaft and back, obliging the other pas
sengers to push and struggle past them,
often at the risk of their lives, without
ever noticing or realizing that they are
acting more like steers in a corral than
rational human beings.
"There are many other specimens of
similar classes of people, among the, most
prominent of which are those connected
with ten-party telephone lines, who, when
they secure a connection never stop talk
ing until the telephone faints. There Is
some excuse for them, as they have prob
ably been working for an hour striving
to get connected with any one and have
found every Hne they called for "busy."
A little common sense or forethought
or care for the rights and privileges of
others would work a great Improvement
In such people as have been mentioned,
but there Is no way of affecting any
such change In them except by revising
some of the laws of nature, and enacting
some new ones adapted to present condi
tions of things."
If Baby lVCuttlnrr Teeth,
Be sure and use that old and well-tried remedy.
Urs. Wlnslow's 8oothlng Syrup, for children
teething. It soothes the child, softens the gums,
allays all pain, cures wind colic and diarrhoea.
S K KtKS' SARRASM
f M r rt i n it
aay union racmc is daai
AHL UUNNUtN 1 I HfcT WILL W
jinciiiuiniH u ii ii uuiicnnai.rri u
Arc Not Worklnff at Present,
Take Exception to Rallrcad
OfUclals' Recent Report.
inf nRHoninn ni rrfMit ihiil uuil luul lu
Ciauoil Ol Jiucnimsu, me urgauuauu
RtnMr in rump rnnrUHnn " Kflld thfrt man
rima finn nt'nnr nrn n nn n r ins T-nitii 1 1
. . j i
been demoralized through, the atrilce."
Tno atrl lr Ttmi ritrtin anmt lf?nr mnnr
ago. xne DOiiermaKcra were me rs
piece work, and as this wat not satlsfac
T.UW..VB O "---
Knrmnn rnnpninmi in :ins ar r- ra in
before they went to work in the place o
In the Union Paclllc shops.
"Mr. Burt also eays that everything
longer, the road will be so smooth that
out Indefinitely, and they can do so, fo
they are be Ins supported by the othe
1 nnVAlt(n 11 MAS. TK
(nnnfrr. Thp aItIIca a hf-lnrr ttpII MP
i fr i irm sent iiul u v iuiii t i iiauii. Lilts v ii
presiaent ot tne international ssociaiio
The machinist produced from an lnsld
pocket a typewritten bulletin dated
bers'of the association all along the lln
of the Union Pacific are busily watchln
the condition of affairs while the strlk
Is on. One of the local reports read
"Rawllna reports that the 1660 broke
Tho yards are blocked again, and tber
is no power nere m iu run on tne ruai
rilirilL- H I M I II L 1 . UILIIirT?, Ill NI1IIW It'll Oil
fl.. 4 1 . . . v J . -T t
the road on the bum as far as this end
-uneyenne reports mat tne lau, Knocxe
ui e crucitea so oaaiy uiui sue can uaxu.
Omaha for new cylinders. Engine 7S9
and this is the third time she has been 1
the shop recently. The 16S9 was towed I
dead with a broken crank pin and rods a
bent. Engine 1692 has a broken dec
one to lour hours.
sniior itouuic at urays uarnor.
ABERDEEN, AVagh., Feb. 8. (Special
Tho barketitine Benlcla, owned b
Matthew Turner, of San Francisco.
a craw naa Deen sniDnea recpnuv nn z
came Inside the bar there was a launc
in rn Kf inpm on. jiTifi ir.pv Tvprr r-.rn" r
'rnr new? sipamer i:pnirai n. nr rim
lard line, made a quick trip from Sa
nort witn winrt and tine nntiiut Her. n
made 13 miles an hour