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THE MORNING OEEGONIAX MONDAY. MAUCH 16, 1903.
WILL GO IT ALONE
Oklahoma to Make Fight for
TWO OTHERS TO BE SEPARATE
Quay Will Press tae Matter oh.
Strength of Platform Pledges
XorlhivcBtera Senators Sot For
tunate in Getting Rooms.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, March 15. The statehood fight
will be resumed at the opening of the 5Stb
Congress next December, but on different
lines from the contest recently closed.
In the past Congress Oklahoma consented
to pool its cause with the other two ter
ritories, thinking that the strength of
the one would assist the other two to
statehood. Now that the experiment has
been tried, and failed, Oklahoma will make
the fight single-handed In the next session,
and the chances for the addition of an
other star to the flag are thought to be
bright Oklahoma would probably have
been admitted by the 57th Congress had
the other two territorlee not been so at
tached that the fate of one was the fate
of all. The retiring delegate from Okla
noma. Dennis Flynn, before leaving "Wash
ington, said that an agreement had al
ready been entered Into whereoy UKia
homa will be admitted at the next ses
slon of Congress, and admitted in such
a way that when Indian Territory is at
tached, some provision will be roaae equal
izing the school land money. Flynn says
that the bitterest enemies 1 of statehood
had nothing against Oklahoma, but di
rected their fight altogether against New
Mexico and Arizona.
Arizona and Xerv Mexico.
Notwithstanding the opposition to the
admission of New Mexico and Arizona,
those territories will again come forward
with statehood propositions. Whether
they will combine and make the fight to
gether, or follow the lead of Oklahoma
and go It alone has not yet been de
termined. They are banking somewhat
upon the general sentiment throughout
the West in favor of three new states,
but the men who opposed their admission
this year will do so in the next Congress.
That Senator Quay will stand by them
there can be no doubt, and it is thought
by some that on the eve of the Presi
dential campaign he may be able to ad
vance the platform pledges with better ef
feet than he did during the recent ses
sion. Quay's talk about "broken plat
form pledges" will naturally have a new
significance Just before the convention
meets which Is to draft a new platform.
Nevertheless, If a bill can be put through
early in the session admitting Oklahoma
alone there will be less demand for the
admission of the other two states, for a
great part of the support of the omni
bus bill in the last Congress was on ac
count of the meritorious claim of Okla
homa. In view of the strong opposition
that developed In the Senate to the ad
mission of three states, there Is likely to
be some hesitancy on the part of the
House next session in rushing through
bills for the admission of all three terri
tories. The omnibus bill went through
the House a year ago with little consider
ation; next year the statehood question
is likely to have mature consideration
before action la had.
Where They Are Quartered.
There was a lively scramble about the
Senate on March 5, when Incoming Sen
ators began to look about for rooms, and
the holdovers were actively seeking to bet
ter themselves. Every Senator now has a
room for his office, even though he is not
made chairman of a committee. There
are not enough rooms In the Capitol build
ing proper, so the overflow has been
obliged to be content In the terrace, or
sub-basement, or in the Senate Annex, a
building one square north of the Capitol.
Senator Mitchell two years ago moved
into the room formerly occupied by Sen
ntor McBrlde in the terrace, and Senator
Simon occupied a cheery room on the op
posite side of the hall. In the shake-up.
Senator Mitchell finds himself left In his
old room, while Millard, of Nebraska, gets
Simon's room, and Senator Fulton has
camped down In the office vacated by Mil
lard, being next door to Senator Mitchell.
Senator Foster has all along been quar
tered In the Senate Annex. He will re
main there, but will move Into more desir
able apartments vacated by Senator Jones,
of Nevada, while Senator Ankeny will
take Foster's old rooms. Senator Dubois
retains his room in the basement of the
Capitol, and his colleague will, for the
time being, take Heltfeld's quarters near
Senator Foster, In the Senate Annex. The
Pacific Coast members have not been for
tunately placed, although some of them
may bo able to make desirable moves
when the committees are organized next
December, provided they procure better
chairmanships than they now hold.
Old St. Jnnies Mission.
One of tho last bills reported to the
House of Representatives, and one which
did not receive consideration, was that of
Representative Jones proposing to pay the
Mission of SL James $45,003 for its prop
erty at Vancouver, that has been embodied
in the military post. Tho report on the
bill recalls some facts of the early history
of Oregon Territory. It seems that back
In 1S3S the Bishop of Quebec appointed two
priests. Rev. Francis N. Blanchet and
Rev. Modeste Dcmers, as missionaries,
and sent them Into Oregon Territory, the
ownership of which was then in dispute
between tho United States and. Great Bri
tain. These Fathers were Instructed to
spread Christian ideas among the natives
and to lend their services to the bad Chris
tians who have there adopted the morals
of the Indians and live in licentiousness
and forgetfulness of their duties." They
landed at what is now Vancouver, Wash.,
on November 2i. 1S3S. and at once estab
lished St. James Mission, occupying the
land then claimed by the Hudson Bay
Company. In ISO. Major Hathaway, of
the United States Army, with a company
of soldiers, established a fort and military
post at Vancouver, Including the mission
buildings .and .grounds. Since that time
the mission has been included within the
military reservation, the missionary sod
cty and the military authorities having
Jointly held and occupied the land until
February. 1SS7, when the mission was
ousted. The claim of the mission Is held
by the committee to be "without legal
basis, but because of the equities of the
case, it is recommended that $15,000 be al
lewed them for their losses. The ultimate
passage of the bill Is extremely doubtful.
War Vessels at Auction.
Admiral Bowles. Chief Constructor of the
Navy, has urged the Secretary of the Navy
to authorize the early sale at public auc
tion of seven vessels now on the naval
list, being the dynamite cruiser Vesuvius,
that operated with such spectacular but
harmless fashion before Santiago in the
Spanish ar; the Manila, captured by
Dewey In Manila Bay. and five old mon
itors that have been practically Junk since
the close of the Civil war the Canonlcus,
Jason. Lehigh, Montauk and Nahant. Ad
miral Bowles Is actuated by purely bus!
ness motives. He insists that the Govern
xnent is annually wasting thousands of
dollars In taking care of those obsolete or
worthless ships, which haw no value, ex-
cent as Junk. Tne live monitors are ap
praised at about 510.000 each, save one. the
Canonlcus, which is worth about 515.000.
Tho Vesuvius has been proven an utter
failure as a war vessel, and since the
Spanish War has been tied up at the dock.
To remove her guns and outfit her as a
dispatch boat or a light cruiser would cost
about JlW.UM an unjusuuaoie expcnaiture.
She Is of no use to the Navy, and the sum
that -would be realized from her sale
might be put to good advantage elsewhere.
There Is some sentiment attaching to all
of the vessels named, save the dynamite
cruiser, but not one of the ships ever toott
a particularly conspicuous part in any
war, and hence the Admiral maintains
their future retention Is not Justifiable.
There has as yet been no decision as to
the final disposition of the ships.
OREGON UNIVERSITY TRY-OCT.
Team Selected to Meet the Washlngr-
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, Eugene,
March 15. (Special.) The regular try-out
for Oregon s debating team, which Is to
meet the Washington debaters some time
In May, was held in Villard Hall yester
day afternoon. J. N. McArthur was chosen
as leader, with M. Bacon and Roy Good
rich as colleagues. Benjamin Wagner
was chosen to take the place of Wade
Bailey on the college team that is to meet
Pacific University in April.
The question discussed by the college
men yesterday afternoon was as follows:
"Resolved. That the first step towards
the ultimate solution of our problems of
taxation and trust control should be a
National act providing that all corpora
tions engaged In commerce among the
states or with foreign countries shall' be
authorized to Incorporate themselves un
der the laws of the United States, receiv
ing thereby a Federal charter and at the
sime time surrendering their state char
ters; that all state corporations carrying
on such business shall be subject to spe
cial Federal taxation, or if necessary shall
be prohibited from doing such business."
The negative side of the question "was
supported by Wagner. Mitchell and Bacon,
while McArthur, Watts and Goodrich up
held tne affirmative.
McArthur, who was chosen as leader of
the debating team, is a member of the
freshmen class, but has been in college
for three years, during which time he has
taken special Interest in the debating so
cieties. Bacon as first colleague is also
a member of the freshmen class and has
done active work In the local literary so
cieties during ttie two years of prepara
Goodrich, who Is well known In athletic
circles, will act as second colleague. He
is a member of the Junior class.
Three members of the faculty Profess
ors Young. Sheldon and Wittelsey, acted
as Judges, and they say that the college
men have a very strong argument.
BETTER ROADS FOR COLUMBIA.
Money Levied Worlc to
Done in Early Spring.
ST. HELENS, Or.. March 15. (SpecIaL)
In accordance with a plan adopted by
the County Court, the Road Supervisors
are all beginning active, road -work. The
court called the supervisors together and
outlined a plan of road work for them all
to follow. Each is to follow a line of
permanent improvement, and the work is
all to be done In the early Spring montns.
so that the roadbed will have a chance to
oack before the dry season begins. Urg
ent demands and petitions were presented
from every section of the county for bet
ter roads, and the result was the levy of a
10-mlll road tax. This tax will produce
about $18,000 In road money, besides what
wljl be available from the general fund
for bridge work, etc As a result of these
conditions Columbia county win nave
more road work than ever before In Its
history, and it will be done la a perma
nent and systematic manner. The tax
payers expressed a willingness to be taxed
for better roads, and the court made or
ders In accordance with their expressed
Neir OrcRon Incorporations.
SALEM. Or., March 15. (Special.) Ar
ticles of incorporation were filed In the
office of the Secretary of State the past
week as follows:
Northwestern Dairy Company. Portland;
$112,500: G. A. Llebes, Lenos J. Rlckard,
. V. Burke, A. W. Payne, Ira Bronson.
Puget Sound Navigation Company, Port
land; $500,000; J. V. Burke, A. W. Payne,
C. J. Cook Company, Portland; $25,000;
C. J. Cook, M. H. Insley, John K. Kol-
Cash Grocery Company, Baker City;
$3000; Dan Stephenson, P. H. Paradise, C
W. Lewis. '
Columbia Valley Irrigation Company,
Pendleton: $1000; G. A. Hartman, C. J.
Smith, T. C. Taylor.
Lane County Electric Company, Eu
gene; Jiw.ww: u. a. .raine, J. . itomn
son, R. A. Booth,. F. W. Osburn, O. E.
Central Oregonian Publishing Company,
Silver Lake. Crook County: $2500: W. C.
Black. Fred N. Wallace, -Max Luedde
mann. The Nome Consolidated Mining Com.
pany, Brownsville; jw.ww; ai. urown
A. B. Cavender, J. H. Glass, J. F. Ven
ner. Alr-Tlght Stove Manufacturing Com
pany, Portland: $11,000: A. F. Fleshman,
Frank Rothschild, D. Soils Cohen.
Auburn Deep Mining Company, Sumpter:
$1,000,000; B. O. Kempfer, M. Williams, F.
Crescent Manufacturing Company, Port
land: $200,000; F. J. Catterlln, G. F. John
son, H. White.
Capitol City Brevities.
SALEM. Or., March 15. (Special.) The
Marion County Grange has elected the
following delegates to the State Grange
convention, which meets In Oregon City,
May 26: J. W. Bonney and Mrs. Janet
Bonney, Woodburn; H. C Fletcher and
Mrs. Zella Fletcher. Salem. Alternates:
Mr. and Mrs. C F. Leatherman, of "Wood
burn, and Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Clark, of
At Its regular meeting last Saturday
evening Olive .Lodge, I. O. O. F., Installed
Frank F. Toevs as noble grand. At the
time of the regular Installation In Jan
uary. the noble grand-elect was 111 and the
ceremony was deferred until he recovered.
Picking wild flowers in the middle of
March was a very pleasant experience to
day for Easterners who are In Salem, and
who took a walk in the suburbs.
Spring beauties were In bloom and were
gathered In abundance.
Clackamas Grange Delegates.
OREGON CITY. Or.. March 15. (Spe
rial.) One hundred delegates from the 16
Granges In Clackamas County met In the
county courtroom yesterday afternoon
for the purpose of electing delegates to
the state convention, which meets in this
city May 26, and continues In session three
dave. The following delegates and' al
ternates were elected: W. H. Holder, dele
gate: Dr. Roberts, alternate: William
Beard, delegate: L. W. Ingram, alternate:
H. A. Kruse, delegate: William Sharp, al
ternate: Charles Zeeke, delegate; F. M.
Forest Grove Notes.
FOREST GROVE. Or., March 15. (Spe
cial.) A business men's club was organ
ized at this place last night, with Wal
ter Hamer president. William Bllllnger
secretary and J. H. Wescott treasurer.
The Pacific Coast Condensed Milk fac
tory at this place, shipped to California
yesterday two carloads of Its cream. The
promoters of this enterprise say that the
outlook Is better in this section than had
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, Eugene.
March 15. (Special.) Miss Cecil e Dorrls
was last evening married to Allen H.
Eaton, at the home of the bride's par
ents. Mr. Eaton was a. member of last
year's graduating class, and is engaged
In business In this city, where Mr. and
Mrs. Eaton will reside.
Death ef A. N. Florey.
FOREST GROVE. Or.. March 15. (Spe
cial.) A. M. Florey, a son of Frederick
Florey, of Gaston, died there today, aged
H years, of consumption. Deceased left a
widow with two children. In his will the
deceased asks that his body bo cremated.
Olcts, Wotftman & King
Ladies' Fancy Hose
Big Drop in Prices Today and Tomorrow
Fancy drop stitches and plain -weaves, in very pretty two and
three color combinations black and whitej red and black and
white, white and black and blue, verticle or cross
stripes, reduced today and tomorrow to, per pair
Ladies' light grade fancy Hosiery in very pretty color combina
tions, all lace, with fancy stripes, worth to $1.25 a pair, today
and tomorrow you can get them
per pair ;
Splendid showing of street Suits
and Skirts; also very smart
Gems of the Orient
Before you do your Spring furn
ishing, inspect our present large
collection of Oriental Rugs and
GATCH AND DAVEY WANT IT
MARIOX COUNTY'S CANDIDATES FOR
However, There la Little Show of En
thnsiasnt and No Bitterness What
ever in the Campaign.
SALEM, March 15. (Special.) So far as
the contest In Marlon County Is concerned
the fight for the Republican nomination
for Congressman is progressing very
quietly. Outside candidates seem to be
letting Marlon County alone, thus leaving
Messrs. Claud Gatch and Frank Davey to
contest alone for the support of the dele
gation. No general Interest Is yet being
taken in the fight, though some of the
closest friends of each of the Marlon
County aspirants are working in a quiet
way for their favorite. The merits of the
two candidates and the probable outcome
receive but little discussion except in the
innermost political. circles. "From present
indications there will be but little show
of enthusiasm and no bitterness what
ever. As a matter of fact a large number
of men who usually take an active part In
political contests feel so friendly to both
Mr. Gatch and Mr. Davey that they are
trying to keep their hands off the fight
entirely. The general disposition seems
to be to let each of tho two applicants tor
party favor secure as much strength In
the county convention as possible and
then give the strongest man the support
of the entire delegation.
Both Mr. Gatch and Mr. Davey are
doing some effective work, and each seems
confident of beinsr able to control the
county convention and Instruct the dele
gation to the state convention, it nas
never been the custom In this county to
select delegates upon the unit plan, but
each precinct selects its' own delegates.
It Is possible that in this instance, since,
only one office is to be filled and there are
two candidates from this county, tne
winner may be permitted to select his
own delegation. This Is Improbable, how
ever, and the most that Is now expected
Is that the winner will be- allowed to In
struct the delegation In his favor by a
resolution adopted by the convention.
There is no definite line of demarkatlon
In the division on tho Congressional ques
tion. As a general rule the men who were
supporters of Geer are now supporters of
Davey. while the supporters of Fulton in
the Senatorial race are working for the
nomination of Gatch. There are so many
exceptions to this rule, however, that It
cannot be said that there will be any
division on these lines. There Is a very
strong desire throughout the county that
the next Congressman shall come from
Marlon. This county, though second In
Importance In the state, now has no rep
resentation in the state offices. As the
county Is strongly Republican, the mem
bers of that party think they are entitled
to consideration In the naming of the can
didates for Congress.
Both Mr. Gatch and Mr. Davey are doing
considerable work outside their own coun
ty and are receiving encouragement to be
lieve that they will have Initial support
from other counties than Marlon. Sena
tor Brownell, of Clackamas, was In Salem
last Friday to sign the Senate records,
and while here he met a number of the
political leaders. So far as can be learned
he did not make known his Intentions re
garding the Congressional campaign,
though several persons have since assert
ed their belief that Brownell may yet be
a candidate. He seems to have left an
Impression, without saying so In plain
language, that he Is watching to see what
the opportunities may be for a coup. If
he allied himself with either of the Marlon
County candidates, that fact has not yet
Tho meeting of the Republican County
Central Committee next Saturday will not
h of very srreat-Importance to the can
didates from this county, though one or
the other might be able to gain some
slight advantage from the apportionment
of delegates. It will probably be to the
Interest of the Marion County candidates
to have the primaries and convention as
early as possible. Friends of each of the
men In other counties cannot know which
of them will be In the race until after the
Mnrfnn Co: ntv convention nas been neia.
In order to do the most effective work
mitsMp. it will be necessary to decide
Mrir which of the two will get the sup
oort of this county. When this has been
determined, the winner will be In a strong
position to solicit support from other
counties. The Congressional convention
will be held on April 9. and it was rec
ommended that the county conventions be
held not later than April 4. If the Marlon
County convention should not be held until
the 4th the winner would not have much
time to fix up his fences in other counties.
rn the other hand, if the convention
should be held by the 1st of April, or
sooner, the victor in tho local contest will
hp able to show nis inenos in omer coun
ties 22 votes that will certainly be for
him In the Congressional convention. The
enfllne of the local contest would also
vinv a very strong Influence .In other
county conventions In favor of the win
ner, for no delegation from another coun
ty could be mstructea or promisea lor a
Marion County man until it had been de
termined who thit man shall be.
FIRST DISTRICT SOCIALISTS.
Will Hold Convention Last of March
SALEM, Or.. March 15. (Special.) So far
aa can be learned, the plans of the Social
ist leaders In the First Congressional Dis
trict are to hold a mass convention in
either Albany or Salem about the last of
th!d month. According to law a mass
convention must consist of not less than
100 legal voters and the Socialists believe
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they can get that number together for the
purpose of choosing a candidate for Con
gress. Among those whose names have
been mentioned as possible nominees are:
Thomas Buckman, of Coos Count'; B. F.
Ramp, of Douglas; T. J. McCleary and R.
R. Ryan, of Marlon; J. C Cooper, of
Yamhill; C. S. Harnlsh and W. S. Rich
ards, of Linn, and W. W. Myers, of Clack
amas. Some of the Socialists are talking
of inaugurating a movement at the mass
convention for an initiative flat salary law
and a referendum on the Lewla and Clark
Fair and Portage Railway appropriations.
Chairman W. J. Culver, of the Marlon
County Republican central committee, has
called a meeting of his committee on Sat
urday, March 2L for the purpose of ap
portioning the delegates to be chosen to
represent the different precincts .at the
county convention, which will choose 22
delegates to the Congressional convention.
The committee will meet at 2 M. on the
above date In the City Hall.
Socialists at Oregon City.
OREGON CITY, Or., March 15. (Spe
cial.) About 50 Socialists from all parts
of the county held a mass meeting In this
city Saturday. They met in Judge Stipp's
courtroom, but the space was too small
to accommodate them, and the meeting
adjourned to the County Courtroom. Gil
bert Robins acted as chairman of the
meeting, andRobert Glnther as secretary.
William Beard, of Maple Lane, was elect
ed chairman of the County Central Com
mittee, succeeding J. W. Grout, who has
moved from tne city. There are probably
200 Socialist voters In Clackamas County.
Republicans of Clackamas.
OREGON CITY, Or., March 15. (Spe
cial.) Chairman J. U. Campbell, of the
Republican county central committee, has
called a meeting of the committee to bo
held In the county courtroom at 11 o clock,
Wednesday, for the purpose of fixing a
date for primaries and county convention
and apportioning delegates to the county
conventlon. In the last county convention
there were 145 delegates, but the appor
tionment will be made this year on an
entirely new basis. Thirty-seven precincts
will be represented at the committee meet
Lane County Republicans.
EUGENE, Or., March 15. (Special.) A
meeting of the Lane County Republican
central committee has been called by
Judge E. O. Potter, chairman of the com
mittee, for the purpose of fixing dates for
the Republican primaries and county con
vention to elect delegates to the district
Congressional convention to be held April
The committee will meet In the court
house In thie city next Saturday. The
committee will also transact any other
business that may require attention at the
Suited With Daley's Appointment.
SALEM, Or., March 15. (Special.) The
appointment of Senator John D. Daley, of
Corvallls, to succeed Surveyor-General
Meldrum seems to meet with universal ap
proval In Salem. While there may be
some who preferred .some other friend, no
one Is heard to criticise the appointment.
but expressions of hearty commendation
are heard on every hand. Senator Daley
Is quite well known here and Is particu
larly esteemed for his high ideals of honor.
Folic County Republicans.
INDEPENDENCE, Or., March 14. (Spe
claL) There will be a meeting of the Re
publican County Central Committee at
Dallas next Wednesday to set a time for
holding primaries and convention, which
is to elect delegates to the Congressional
PIONEER STEAMBOAT MAN.
G. W. Jones, Who Died of Heart Fail
ure Mrs. Frey.
OREGON CITY, Or., March 15. (Spe
cial.) The funeral of Griffith W. Jones,
who died In Portland yesterday noon of
heart failure, will be held In this city to
morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, from the
residence of his son. Linn E. Jones. Serv
Ices will be conducted by Rev. A. J. Mont
gomery, of Portland. The deceased was
Eged 62 years and 9 months, and was one
of the best-known steamboat men In Ore
gon. He was on the steamer Senator
when she was blown up In Portland In the
early '70s. and received Injuries In that ac
cident from which he never fully recov
ered, although he was engaged In steam
boating for 20 yars afterwards. Mr. Jones
came to Oregon in 1S52. He lived in this
city about 30 years and moved to Portland
less than two years ago. There survive
a wife and six children Herman K., of
Portland; Linn E., of Oregon City; James,
of Portland; Mrs. O. W. Austin, of Al
bany; Miss Leila Jones and Miss Oda
Jones, of Portland.
Mrs. George Frey died at her home yes
terday morning of pneumonia, and was
burled this afternoon. Her maiden name
was Anna Mohrweis, and she was born In
Wurtemberg, Germany. March 29, 1S4S. She
came to the United States In 1S72, and on
February 6, 1S74, was married to Georga
Frey. They came to Oregon In 1S76. For
a short time they lived In Salem, and
then settled on a homestead near Sweet
Home. Linn County. They moved to
Brownsville In 1SSS, and on August 1, 1S99.
the came to Oregon City, and have since
resided here. The deceased was the moth
er of three sons and one daughter.
SalooalKeeper Severely Baraed.
KALAMA, Wash., March 15. (Special.)
While trying to extinguish a flaming
gasoline lamp In his saloon this morning
at 4 o'clock. A. J. Surber was very se
verely burned about the head, hands and
upper part of his body. He was alone at
the time, and barely escaped burning to
death. Before help was secured the build
ing caught fire, and the interior was con
siderably damaged. Mr. Surber will recover.
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CARNEGIE GIVES $5000
FOR FREE READING-ROOM AND
LIBRARY AT GRANT'S PASS.
It Is Conditioned on Raising: ?500
Annually for Maintenance "Worlc
of the Woman Club.
GRANT'S PAS3, Or., March 15. (Spe
clal.) This city la to receive $3000 from
Andrew Carnegie for the establishment of
a free reading-room and library. The
promise of this amount of money from the
philanthropist hag been brought about
through the efforts of the Grant's Pass
Woman's Club, which has been working'
for some time In the matter of establish
ing a library here. Several months ago
they began the task of reaching Mr.
Carnegie by letter, and at last, through
his 14th or loth eecretary, comes the re
ply that the $5000 asked for will bo forth
coming when the city of Grant's Pass
stands ready to pledge the required $300
annually for the support of the library
after it Is established: for Mr. Carnegie
will not build libraries unless he can be
assured they will remain permanent fix
In general the citizens of Grant's Pass
are heartily In favor of tho library, and
the Woman's Club feela certain the pledge
or annually can be secured. The mat
ter will probably g6 through the City
Council and an additional tax levy, suf
ficient to raise the required amount will
be made. A mass meeting will be called
In the near future, at which time wars
and "means for the securing of the pledge
win oe aiscusssa.
The Woman's Club Is accomplishing
much for the good of Grant's Pass. The
club nere is the strongest in the state. In
proportion to population, and la raenc
nlzed as tho leading organization of any
cnuracier in aoutnern uregon.
AFTER THE BENEFITS.
Oregron City Organizing: Business In-
terests for Advertising.
OREGON CITY. Or.. March 15fSne.
clal.) Reorganization of the Oregon City
oob.tu oi ,iTaae win be accomplished to
morrow night in the County Courtroom
For a long time past It has been apparent
io xne ousiness men or the city that
something should be done. Other
In Oregon have been settine- h1ipai nf
Clackamas In the way of securing Imml
gratlon, for the simple reason that thev
have spent money in advertising their re
sources, ana uiackamas has done nrar
tically nothing to get her part of the rush
of Jirfistern people who are constantly ar
riving here with the object of locating and
matting tneir permanent homes. At
mass meeting of citizens two weeks ago
a committee, consisting of E. E. Char-
man, J. J. Cooke, C. Schuebel, O. W
rastnam. H. E. Cross, George A. Hard
Ing and Franklin T. Griffith, was appoint
cd to draw up a plan of reorganization and
present it for consideration next Monday
nlgnt. une report will say in part:
TVe are stronwy or the opinion that all
the business Interests of Oregon City and
the county ought to be welded together In an
organization that will have for Its object
the promotion of the best Interests of Oregon
City and Clackamas County. No extended
argument Is needed ,alonr these lines. Too
much time has been lost already by delay.
Other counties are thoroughly organized and
are sending out hundreds of thousands
pamphlets descriptive of their respective lo
calities, and otherwise are doing good work
In attracting attention to the facilities of
fered In the various other places of the state
for homes and for business.
So far Clackamas County has done little or
nothing. In order therefore that attention
may be directed to the county and to the
business openings here offered for the profit
able employment of capital, we submit the fol
lowlnr alternative plans:
First We can reorganize the board of trade
under the plan heretofore adopted with con
stltutlon and by-laws as they exist at the
present. In such case we would advise that
the membership fee should be the sum of
and the monthly dues $1.
Second As an alternative plan and which
we are able to recommend we advise that
corporation be formed which shall unite in
Its interests and have for stockholders
members all the leading business men and
manufacturing' concerns of the city, and
many from the county as we shall be able to
solicit In Its support. This corporation should
have a capital stock of not leea than $5000.
divided into 100 shares at $50 per share. For
the Immediate needs of the city In the way
of preparation of literature and pamphlets and
other necessary expense certain of the stock
holders would be willing to subscribe and im
mediately pay for sufficient stock to raise
fund of from S5CO to $1000. With this (
ceptlon all the stock -when subscribed will be
payable at the rate of si per mcntn.
TIIKY'ItK SHAVEN AND SHORN.
State Penitentiary Convicts Under
SALEM. March 15. (Special.) They are
a hairless crowd who now Inhabit the Ore
gon penitentiary. The new second warden
at that Institution issued an edict soon
after taking charge of the prisoners
directing that the hair of every convict
be cropped short, and that all checks and
chins be shaved. This was a radical re
form, but It has been successfully accom
pllshed- If the convicts didn't like it. they
were careful not to make a very vigorous
orotest. Doubtless those who have en
tertalned hopes of escaping would prefer
to keep a normal amount of hair on their
heads, but they dldn t put up an argu
ment along this lino In order to avoid
being subjected to the clipping process.
Some of the men were better looking with
mustaches and beards, but shaving cos
nothing at the prison, and they can now
The main repairs to
ovlt stores will be
completed this weeR.
We Hope to announce
otir re-opening in a
few days j& j& j&
An increased force
of clerKs is neces
sary to assist in all
receive all applica
tions for positions.
enjoy the soothing services ot a tonsorial
artist twice a week or oftener.
Warden McPherson wasn i consumns
the pleasure of the convicts, nowevBr,
.v.e fca instituted the- clipping custom.
Ho thought It would be easier to detect
escaped convict wno nas nis aur
clipped than one who lias a normal
growth of the hirsute appendage. So off
came the hair and beards. Clippers have
taken the place of shears, and the barter
ing process is conducted in half the time
formerly required. Tne convicis i ua.c
their hair clipped as often as necessary
to keep It cut close to the scalp.
Now, when a convict escapes, everyone
seeking a reward will also be. seeking a
man "without any hair on the top of his
ACTIVITY IN MINES.
Cnnital Being Iavestcd
fiuAWT-R -pass. Or.. March 15. (Spe-
clal.)-There Is the greatest mining activ
ity in Josephine county ever siwwu
fore. This Is due to the Interest being
taken by capitalists and enterprising min
ing men in the quartz properties of the
district. There always has been for the
past 50 years a rush of business in toe
placers of this section, but not till this
season has there been so glittering a fu
ture In prospect for tne quartz minea ui.
Southern Oregon, and Josephine County
especially, a3 at present.
nrponhack mine, on Browning
Mountain, has 25 stamps, now in operation.
and a large cyanide mm reaay io uckui
wcrk at an early date. The Mountalnvlew
Copper Company, whicn recenuy pur
chased the Scrlbner-Henderson mine In
that district, will erect a su-siamp mm
an early date.
On Mount Reuben, a iew mues imuiu
north, the Gold Bug is operating a five
stamp mill; Kremer & Palmer have just
Installed a four-stamp mill at their mine,
and the Copper Stain is oemg prepareu .
receive a ten-stamp mllL The Ajax mine,
on Mount Reuben operates a three-stamp
mill, and is opened by tunnel to a depth of
1200 feet. It Is one of the richest quartz
properties in Southern uregon, ana
being put in shape for operation on a big
8 Eight miles north from Grant's Pass 13
the Granite HIU mines of the Louse Creek
district The American Gold Fields Com
pany, of Chicago, which recenuy pur
chased these mines, has met most flatter
ing success in the development of the
mines. The five-stamp mill Is kept at
work constantly crushing the rich ore. A
new mill of a much larger battery will be
put In at an early date; in iact, it is tne
intntinn nf this comoany to expend some
J65.000 In re-equipping and repairing these
mines. Near by 13 the Baby mine, recent
ly purchased by C. C. mggins, oi sait
Lake. The Baby Is being systematically
developed by the new owner. A small mill
is oDerated, but win do repiaccu uy a.
much larger one.
The Oregon & California Gold Fields
Con pany, which purchased and equipped
the Eureka mine, on Soldier Creek, Is
highly pleased with the returns being re
ceived from the mine. This property has
arisen in a few months from a mere pros
pect to one of the leading Bullion pro
ducers of Southern Oregon.
Both the Golden Drift Company and the
Condor Water & Power Company have re
sumed work on their big power dams be
ing built across Rogue River; the one at
the Dry Diggings, three miles above
Grant's Pass, and the other some 15 miles
farther up. Each of these companies
hopes to have lt3 enterprise completed and
ready for work by the close of the Sum-
For Chnutauq.ua Assemblies.
OREGON CITY, Or., March 15. (Spe
cial.) Harvey E. Cross, secretary of the
Willamette Valley Chautauqua Associa
tion, and president of the board ot man
agers of the four associations on the
Pacific 'Coaet, has secured United States
Senator Jonathan P. Dolliver, of Iowa, for
this year's Chautauqua Assemblies. Sen
ator Dolliver will give two lectures at
Gladstone, one of which will probably be
on "Public Virtue as a Question of Poli
tics." The other lecture will be chosen
from three subjects: "The Working Man
of Nazareth," "A Poor Man's Government
and a Poor Boy's Country," and "The
Nation of America,"
As an innovation Mr. Crosa has engaged
Karl Germaine, the celebrated magician,
for. the four assemblies. Nothing In the
magic line has ever been tried at the
Chautauqua, it being customary to place
Impersonators on the programme.
The Chautauquans are spending more
money for talent this year than ever be
fore. Rev. Newell Dwlght Hillle. pastor
of Beecher'a Plymouth Church, Brooklyn,
may bo secured for the Gladstone Assem
bly, which will be held from July 14 to 26,
FifUetb. Wedding: Anniversary.
EUGENE. Or., March 15. (Special.) A
most delightful family reunion was held
today at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James
Campbell, on Camp Creek. The occasion
was the celebration of the 50th anniversary
ot Mr. and Mrs. Campbell' marriage, and
the family gathered in reunion for the
first time in 20 years Mr. and Mrs. Camp
bell have been well known in this county
since 1S70, and are-still enjoying .fairly
good health at tho ages of 77 and 73, re
spectively. The sons and daughters present today
were: George Campbell, of Oakesdale,
Wash.; W. C. Campbell, of Spokane; O. A.
Campbell, of this county; Mrs. C B.
Brattaln, of Camp Creek; Mrs. M. M.
Male, of Springfield; Mrs. W. T. Pattioon,
of Eugene, and Mrs. R. J. Male, of Camp
Creek. Besides these there are 15 grand
children and one great-grandchild.
Taxpaylng: la Clackamas.
OREGON CITY. Or., March 15". (Spe
cIaL) Sheriff J. R. Shaver has extended
the time for paying taxes to secure the
3 per cent rebate until next Monday at 5
P. M. Owing to the fact that there Is only
one acreage book, and that the space in
the Sheriff's office is too small, taxpaying
has necessarily been slow, and Sheriff
Shaver feels that It Is only right to give
all those who desire to pay their taxes
and secure the 3 per cent rebate an oppor
tunity of doing so.
Industry It Will Stimulate.
Nebraska State Journal.
Immediately after the acqulsltlbn by the
steel trust of two important independent
plants the price of steel wire products is
advanced $2 a ton. This may be a mere
coincidence and it may be the working out
of a plan for the accumulation of a big
war fund to fight future competition. No
matter what may be the cause for the
raise, this extra $2 a ton will be an invita
tion to capital to erect new mills. Com
peting plants will be built just as long as
there Is a tempting profit In the business
and as long as the trust continues its
present policy of buying out independent
plants at a high price.
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