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tion ever held In the South by this asso
elation. Delegates from Indiana, Illinois,
Texas and other states arrived tonight.
and the attendance will be large. Sessions
win continue until Thursday.
LOSING ITS LAND
Oregon Getting a Sur
plus of Reserves.
TOLD BY FIGURES
One-Fourth of the Area
of State Tied Up.
Forestry Bureau Is the "Spoil
ed Child" of Roosevelt.
MANY. HEADS AND YET NO HEAD
High. Time That the People "Were
Finding: Out if Their Protests
Are to Be Given No Heed
Crisis Is at Hand.
PROPOSED OREGON RE
SERVES. No. tps. Acres.
"Wallowa 23 66S.1CO
Joseph 14 322,500
La Grande 17 301.6S0
Blue Mountain 136 3,133,440
Morrow 15 345,000
llaar" Mountain 3 00,120
Warner Mountain 160 3,824,040
Additions to Cascade.... 23 509.040
Rosea River 58 ,1,330.320
Total 404 10.C00.5C0
Cascade 102 4.430,120
Total 656 15.136.6S0
Area of the state 61.2TT.440
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
lngton, Sept. 6. When one-fourth of the
area of the State of Oregon, Including
come of its most valuable lands, has been
withdrawn from all form of settlement
and entry, with the Intention of ultimate
ly making these withdrawals permanent.
it is time for the people of that great
commonwealth to pause and consider the
situation which confronts them.
Such a time Is the present. Such an Is
sue has been raised, its settlement is
the question of but a few years. Are the
people of Oregon to be heard in their own
behalf? Are their wishes to be respected
or are the fancies of theorists to be car
ried out regardless of the demands of an
educated and enlightened public? Are the
people of the state to have a voice in the
disposal of its vast public domain, or are
their demands to be set aside, their pro
tests unheeded, their requests totally ig-
nored? These questions must soon be an
swered. The crisis Is fact approaching.
The result Is purely problematical.
Beyond Reach of Settler.
It Is no exaggeration to say that one-
fourth of the land area of Oregon has
been segregated, by order of the Secretary
of the Interior, and is today beyond the
reach of the settler and the homesceker.
The foregoing figures are the strongest
testimony. There are, in effect, in Oregon
at the present time, ten distinct with
drawals made for forestry purposes, on
recommendation of the Bureau of For
estry, under GIfford Pinchot These with
drawals contain approximately 464 full
townships, or 10,690,560 acres. Add to this
the present area of the Cascade reserve,
4,436,120 acres, and the figures closely ap
proach one-fourth of the area of the state.
The state's area is 61,277,440 acres. Un
fortunately, the exact acreage of the for
est reserve withdrawals' are not definitely
known, but the figures are conservative.
For all practical Intents and purposes, it
may be said that one-fourth of the area
of the state Is either now included In
permanent forest reserve, or Is tempo
rarily withdrawn from all settlement and
disposal, pending investigations to deter
mine what portion of the withdrawn
lands shall be converted into permanent
Activity Began a Year Abo.
Activity along the line of forest reserve
extenslo'n in Oregon began about a year
ago, when 136 townships In the Blue
Mountain country of Eastern Oregon were
first segregated. This has been followed
from time to time with other withdrawals,
until the present grand total has been
The figures referred to are to some ex
tent misleading. The actual area of lands
that have been affected by withdrawal
orders Is considerably less than shown
In the table. These figures represent the
total area of lands Included within the
exterior limits of withdrawal. Inas
much as the orders affect only vacant
public lands, within those limits, the
acreage withheld from settlement and
disposal is somewhat less than 10,000,000
acres. To determine' the exact amount
would require weeks of study of the
tract books of the land office, and up to
the present time developments have not
reached such a stage as to warrant the
undertaking of this enormous task. It
"Is a work that must be done sooner or
later, but Is being postponed until the
actual necessity arises.
Moreover, If it should be determined,
in the meantime, to abandon any of the
proposed reserves, such a classification
of the lands would be unnecessary, and
work at this time would be wasted. But
before any reserve Is created, the lands
included within the limits of the pend
lnc withdrawal -will be carefully class
fled, to show vacant public lands, all
classes of entries, and lands that have
passed from the Government under
grants, to the state or to roads, or in
Undue Haste la the Matter.
A careful and unprejudiced study of
the manner in which the vast withdrawals
have been made In Oregon leads to the
conclusion that there has been undue
haste, that there has been too little
preliminary study of the great problems
Involved; that there has been too scant
knowledge of the actual condition of lands
affected. In some instances, there has
been ample Justification ror making tem
porary withdrawals, but In few instances
has there been warrant for withdrawing
such large areas as now stand segregat
ed from the public domain. Too much
reliance often has been placed on recom
mendations of men whose judgment has
not been the best. These men are, for
the most part, representatives of the Bu
reau of Forestry. They pride themselves
on their knowledge of all problems per
taining to the forests, and are it must be
.said Jn truth, and frankly Inclined to be
lieve that their knowledge Is superior to
that of other men.
Foresters Lack Practicability,
Granted that this Is so, some of "ihese
foresters lack practicability; they are,
like most theorists, narrow in their view,
seeing only one side to the question. They
have not stopped to consider that other
Interests than those of the lumberman and
the Irrigator are Involved. They do not
duly regard the Interests of the stock
men, and In this they gravely err. Pro
ceeding on the theory that the future de
velopment of Eastern Oregon depends al
most entirely upon lumbering and agri
culture, the course of the Bureau of For
estry Is amply justified, but this Bureau
has almost. If not totally, Ignored what Is
now and always will be by far the most
important pursuit of the region east of the
There is no Intention to belittle the Im
portance of the Bureau of Forestry, nor to
cast slurs upon its good work, for it Is
doing good work. But the Bureau is
handicapped by being in too great favor
in the present administration. It is really
the pet bureau of therGovernment. It re
ceives liberal appropriations; it is almost
unrestricted, in its field of operations, and
in the extent of its work, but more than
all else, its recommendations are given
more weight than they properly deserve,
The Judgment of representatives of this
bureau is taken In preference to the Judg
ment of more experienced men- in other
lines, and other bureaus are compelled,
to a degree, to yield to the wishes of the
foresters. There Is too little restraint
placed upon the Bureau of Forestry; It is
the "administration's spoiled child."
First 3Iove for Withdrawals.
Three, four and five years ago, when
the Forestry Bureau was unheard of, sev
eral representatives of the oFrestry Dl
vision of the Geological Survey were sent
to the West. During their rambles, some
of them Journeyed through Oregon; hasti
ly. It is true, for they covered long routes
In a single Summer. Upon their return to
Washington, these men wildly recom
mended the creation of numberless for
est reserves throughout the West. They
had obtained little more than a bird's eye
view of the country; they had not deter
mined anything definite as to the nature
or extent of its forests; but had gained
tho Impression that forests here and
there were valuable, and should be pre
served. This was sufficient for them;
their recommendations went on file, or are
supposed to have gone on file. At any
rate, the Interior Department was ad
vised that the Geological Survey deemed
it advisable to create many new forest re
For months and years no attention was
paid to these recommendations. At infre
quent Intervals some of the Interested
parties would endeavor to arouse interest,
but nothing ever came of it. The public
was aroused, however, and wanted to
know something of the proposition further
to segregate the public forests. Repeated
attempts were made to get at the recom
mendatlons of the field parties who had
visited Oregon, and suggested more re
serves. But the records were never ex
posed to public gaze; tho eyes of a news
paper man never rested on the precious
documents. There were many excuses.
but the papers have been effectually con
cealed, up to tho present day. It wasex
plained that the reserves were deemed
necessary to "protect the timber and con
serve the water supply," and that was
held to be sufficient explanation for the
Bureau Begins to Reach Out.
In the meantime, however, the Bureau of
Forestry, in the Department of Agrlcul
ture, was weaned from tho department
proper and secured Independent quarters
elsewhere. With this first break for lib
erty the bureau began to swell, to en
large Its force, to extend its labors, and
gradually to work Itself into the National
forest reserve problem, from which it had
previously been excluded.
It began to take a hand In recommend
ing new reserves. Its representatives set
to work to discover areas that had been
overlooked by the Geological Survey for
esters, mere laymen, in comparison, and
their industry is apparent, from glancing
at the map. They, almost without excep
tlon, recommended the withdrawal of
lands that had been mentioned by the
Geological Survey, but thought these areas
should be enlarged. They also recom
mended withdrawals of lands tthat had
been overlooked by the survey.
Having the entire confidence of the
President and great faith in his corps of
college-bred experts In the field, Chief For
ester Pinchot did not hesitate to lay his
views before Secretary Hitchcock, and the
Secretary! "who had been literally forced
to swallow the new Pinchot forestry pol
icy, that was early adopted by the pres
ent Administration, had nothing left toi
do but order withdrawals as they were
recommended. It has practically come
about that the recommendation of a field
representative of the Bureau of Forestry
can dictate what public lands shall, ba
withdrawn from entry, and what lands
may be left to the stockmen and the lum
bermen. Western. Mea All Oppose Policy.
This Is a fair portrayal of the situation
that exists In Washington today. Its cor
rectness will be testified to by any Senator
from a Western State in which there are
forest reserves or forestry withdrawals.
(Concluded on Paso 4.)
Hears of Hamilton's
HURRIES TOWARD HOME
Says Aspirant and He Are
NO REASON TO BELIEVE REPORT
Senior Senator From "Washington.
Leaves Spokane Over the Great
Northern So as to Arrive at
Tacoma Soon as Possible.
SPOKANE, Wash., Sept, 6. (Special.)
That Senator Addison G. Foster left Spo
kane for Tacoma a badly worried man
was tho principal feature of the arrival
in Spokane of the Congressional delega
tion, which returned over the Spokane
Falls & Northern from its trip up tho
Upper Columbia River. The positive state
ment from Tacoma that State Senator
Edward S. Hamilton will within a week
announce his candidacy for Senator Fos
ter's seat was the reason for the evident
disquietude of the senior Senator.
Senator Foster was manifestly impa
tient to get away. His friends pressed
him to stay over until the night Northern
Pacific train, but ho declined and left at
8 o'clock on the Great Northern, which,
through its connection with tho interurban
at Seattle, will landhim In Tacoma about
an hour earlier than the Northern Pacific
would. Foster said:
"I don't know' anything about Senator
Hamilton's purported candidacy other than
what I have seen in the newspapers.
have had no reason to suppose that ho
contemplated entering the fight, and I
don't assume that he has any such inten
"He is a good friend of mine, and I am
a good friend of his. He was chairman of
our delegation, you remember, when
was elected dn 1S99, and we have always
been warm friends. I presume many of
his friends would like to see him elected
to the United States Senate, but what sub
stantial basis thero is to the talk that ho
is a candidate I don't know, and won't
know until I get to Tacoma."
Quite a bunch of politicians snatched a
hurried bite between trains In a private
room at the Spokane Hotel last night
The list included Senator Fester, Con
gressman Jones, Hal J. Cole, Postmaster
Hartson, Arthur J. Shaw, E. B. Hyde and
Private Secretary Sammons. Senator An
keny was in the hotel, but he did not eat
dinner with the others.
The dinner party at the hotel did not
last long, because of Senator Foster's
anxiety to catch the Great Northern train.
To add eplce to the occasion, D. T. Ham's
name was bandied around among he
crowd as a Gubernatorial possibility.
A few local politicians anxious to pre
vent the capture of Spokane County by
Governor McBiide have been mentioning
Mr. Hams name for several days, and
there was some desultory talk about it
among the visitors last night.
STUNNED BY SHOCK.
Passengers in Terrible Trolley Col
lision Do Not Cry Oat.
'PELHAM, N. H., Sept 6. Through a
head-on collision today two electric cars,
each running, it is said, at a rate of more
than 20 miles an hour, four persons were
killed and 19 were so seriously Injured
that they are under physicians' care and
several of these are expected to die. As
there were VO passengers on the two cars,
many others received cuts and minor
wounds which did not prevent their going
to tneir nomes.
The accident occurred on the line which
runs through this town between Lowell
and Nashua and one of the cars which
was coming from the latter city was
nearly filled with people on their way to a
bummer resort The collision was due.
according to tho officials of the road to
a misunderstanding of the starter's or
ders by tho motorman of the car bound
The car starter endeavored to rectify
the mistake by shutting oft the power
and trying to recall the Nashua bound
car, but it failed.
The accident occurred on a curve, on
either side of which were long stretches
of straight track. The dead, as reported
up to 10 o'clock tonight are:
cuaris ji. uiLitsatirr, w years,
GABRIEL COLLETT, 25 years, Nashua.
GEORGE C. ANDREWS, 36, Postmaster,
Hudson, N. H.
SAMUEL Mays, motorman on the
Nashua car, Hudson.
As the accident took place at somo dls
tance from any large city the Injured
were distributed among the hospitals of
The accident occurred on the Hudson,
Pelham and Salem division of the New
Hampshire Traction Company's electric
railway. The car from Nashua, carrying
54 passengers for Cannobio Lake, a Sum
mer resort approached the curve a quar
ter, of a mile west of Pelham Center at
terrific speed, accentuated by a down
Tho cars met on a curve, neither mo
torman seeing the approaching car until
too late to avoid a collision. Neither was
there time for the passengers to escape
by jumping when the cars came together
with a force that threw the west-bound
car directly upon the forward part of
the other, crushing the top of the car
down upon the passengers and pinioning
those occupying the first three seats in
Persons who witnessed the collision stat
ed afterward that it came so unexpect
edly that It seemed .some minutes be
fore the passengers realized what had
happened. All were silent and the pas
sengers made no outcry, appearing dazed
by the shock. Near the accident were a
number, of campers, who at one rushed J
to the scene. With crowbars and other
Instruments the wrecked roofs of tho cars
were pried up and the imprisoned passen
Not one of the passengers on the two
cars escaped Injury of some sort, al
though a number were not seriously hurt.
LOC03IOTTVE BLOWS UP.
Engineer on C & A. Freight Train
Is ICiUed Trainmen Injured.
BLOOMINGTON, 111., Sept. 6. While
passing Greenview today at full speed
the boiler of a locomotive pulling a
Kansas City fast freight train west
bound on the Chicago & Alton Railway
exploded, killing Engineer Frank J. Up
ton of Bloomlngton, probably fatally In
juring Fireman C. C. Kellner of Bloom
lngton and severely hurting Brakeman J.
A. Montgomery of Roadhouse.
Many cars were thrown in a ditch and
broken. Tho track was blocked for sev
AGREE ON TERMS.
Japanese and Russian Understand
ing in Corca and China.
LONDON, Sept 7. The Times corre
spondent at Pekin telegraphs:
Although they may be officially con
tradicted, the following particulars of the
Russo-Japanese negotiations are reported
in too circumstantial and persistent a
form to be disregarded.
In a memorandum that the Japanese
Minister presented to Count Lamsdorf.
the Russian Foreign Minister, provision
was made for the mutual recognition of
the respective railway rights of the two
powers in Manchuria and Corea, each
power to define its fights and have au
thority to guard Its railways and send
troops for tho suppression of disturb
ances within Its sphere. In this con
nection It should bo noted that Japan
nas very extended preferential rights for
railway construction In Corea.''
The Times correspondent at Toklo says
the report that the basis of the Russo-
Japanese negotiations Is the mutual
ecpgnltion of the Interests of the two
countries InManchuria and Corca Is of
ficially denied here.
The prospects of a fine rice cron In
Japan are 17 per cent above the aver
ARMY MOVES ON FEUDISTS
Kentucky Is Invaded by Soldiers of
PITTSBURG, Sept. 6. A delegation of
Pittsburg Salvationists, under the leader
ship of Staff Captain White, will leave
Wednesday for the feud district of Ken
tucky and undertake the work of re
forming the feudists. The objective point
will be Breathitt County.
The party will be made up, outside of
a few of the officers in the work in this
city, of members of the local army who
volunteer to give their time to the work
and it is likely that by the time the party
Is ready to start next week, there will be
quite a formidable array of local work
ers In the party.
The reception which tho members of the
army will receive in the counties to be
Invaded is a matter of grave doubt to
many Interested in the work but those
who are going seem to have no fear of
the manner in which they will be treated.
LEGS ARE UNDEVELOPED.
Papuans Live in Trees and in Car
riage Resemble Apes.
LONDON, Sept. 7. A Melbourno dls
patch to the Dally Chronicle says: The
administrator of British New Guinea re
ports the discovery of an extraordinary
tribe of marshland dwellers In tho Island
of Papua. Owing to the swampy ground
and tangled undergrowth, walking and
canoeing are almost Impossible. The na
tive dwellings are built In trees and as a
result of the conditions existing the na
tives are gradually losing the use of their
lower limbs and are unable to walk on
bard ground without their feet bleeding,
Their bodies have developed enormously
while their legs and thighs have become
atrophied. In figure and carriage they
THE DAY'S DEATH ROLL.
Rev. Alvah Hovey, D. D.
NEWTON, Mass., Sept 6. RevAlvah
Hovey, D. D., one of the best known
Baptist clergymen In the country, and
for many years president of Newton
Theological Institution, died tonight aged
BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Sept 6. Henry
Sanford, vice-president of the Adams Ex
press Company, died at his residence here
today- of apoplexy, aged SO years.
CONTENTS OF TODAY'S PAPER.
Immense tracts of Ore sen territory included
la proposed forest reserves. Fags 1.
Secretary Hitchcock and President Garrett.
of the Indian Rights Association, exchange
correspondence. Page 2.
Cheklb Bey's charge against American mis
sionaries is denounced as unfounded. Page 1
Turkish military party urges -war, but tho
Sultan, hesitates; tales of cruelty. Pago 1.
Russia and Japan have agreement on China
and Corea. Pass 1.
Senator Foster hears of Hamilton's putative
candidacy and hurries homo to Tacoma.
Republicans' of Southwestern "Washington, aro
trying to renew the political combination.
President Roosevelt is on the way to Syracuse,
N. T., to open tho State Fair. Page 2.
Passenger train on Baltimore & Ohio makes
163 miles in 125 minutes. Page 7.
Electric cars collide in New Hampahire; four
killed; all survivors aro Injured. Pago 1,
River captaln3 say Upper Columbia can be
made navigable at cost of $120,000. Pago 2.
T. TV. Bracking, prominent resident of Pendle
ton, disappears from his home. Page 4.
Over 350,000 bushels ot wheat shipped to San
Francisco since July 1. Page 11.
Halt of tho grain fleet en route for Portland
flies French flag. Page 11.
Pacific Coast League games: Oakland 3-0,
Portland 0-0; San Francisco 13, Sacramento
11; Los Angeles 7, Seattle 5. Page 5.
Paciflc National League games: Butte 0, Salt
Lake 0; Seattle 5, Spokane 1. Page 5.
Paciflc Coast League umpires ordered to en
force discipline. Page o.
Salt Lake soloonman tries to steal credit of
-preventing prizefight Page 5.
Portland and Vicinity.
Great shortage in salmon pack of whole Pa
cific Coast Page 12.
Mining men to organize state association to
day. Page S.
Plan3 for celebration of Labor day. Page 10.
Wind blows down tents of National Guard
camp at Gearhart Page 12.
Senator Mitchell will leavo for Washington
today. Pago 12,
LIE ON PORTE
Did Not Keep Faith With
the United States.
GHEKIB BEY ANSWERED
Missionaries Have Not Incited
LEISHHAN REMAINS QUIESGEKT
Awaits Developments on the Part
of the Turkish Government
Armed Jackics Guard Con
WASHINGTON, Sept. C The Admin
istration Is awaiting with some interest
reports from United States Minister
Lelshman. at Constantinople, and Ad
miral Cotton, commanding tho Ameri
can squadron in Turkish waters, and
whoso cruisers, tho Brooklyn and San
Francisco, are now at Beirut as to the
condition of affairs in their respective
localities. Nothing came from either
of them today.
On their advices will depend the dis
position of Admiral Cotton's ship3,
whether they are to remain In Turkish
waters or to return to their regular
places on the European station.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Sept 6. United
States Minister Lelshman is not taking
any steps regarding the attempt upon
"Vice-Consul Magelssen at Beirut but Is
quietly awaiting developments on tho part
of the Porte.
Referring to the declarations made by
Chekib Bey, the Turkish Minister at
Washington, in an Interview with him
on August 29, which have been cabled
here, It is pointed out in Constantinople
that the Porte would have obviated all
the present disagreement between the
United States and Turkey had it executed
Its engagement made last year and there
fore the Ottoman government Is alone
blamablo for the present relations be
tween the two countries.
It is also declared that the charges
made by Cheklb Bey against the Ameri
can missionaries of Inciting the Armenians
against the Mussulmans are unfounded.
The interior of most of the Embassies
here are guarded by armed sailors from
their respective guard ships. The German
Embassy, in the absence of its guard
ship, the Lorelei, which is cruising in tho
Black Sea, is guarded by Turkish sol
THE SULTAN HESITATES.
Troops Are Being; Mussed on the
Frontier to Be in Readiness.
LONDON, Sept 7. Special dispatches
from Constantinople published here this
morning all concur In the gravity of the
situation and the warlike feeling has been
Increased by the fact that the Sultan last
Friday reviewed and presented colors to
two new Hussar regiments recruited from
the tribes which produced the Ottoman
dynasty, this being the first time that
the Sultan has presided at such a cere
mony. The Turkish papers are making
patriotic appeals to the loyalty and de
votion of the nation.
It Is stated that an infernal machine
was found In the baggage of a Bulgarian
passenger on the Greek steamer Margar
ita, bound from Burgas to the Piraeus.
.The machine was thrown overboard and
tho passenger arrested. In consequence
of the bomb outrage on the steamer Was
kapu, the Austrian Lloyd Steamship Com
pany refuses to take passengers' baggage
between Bulgaria and Constantinople.
A dispatch to tho Dally Chronicle from
Constantinople says the military party
Is clamoring for war, but the Sultan stlll
hesitates. Nevertheless troops are being
massed along the frontier In readiness to.
take to the field.
Advices from Salonlca state that the
authorities have received from Constan
tinople orders to prepare lists of the:
Armenian and Servians living in Salon
lca who will be subjected to the strictest
On fha Rnltnn'a (lav It trannnlrp.s
Pthat the "manfas" clubs, composed of the
lowest elements of the Turkish popula
tion, had made an organized preparation
to massacre the Christians, all the mem
bers being provided with a uniform pat
tern of cudgels, as was done at the time
of the Armenian massacres in Constanti
nople. It Is supposed that the "manfas"
were overawed by the military precau
tions, as nothing has happened.
It is announced from Cettings, Monte
negro, that the Montenegrin Foreign Min
lster, M. Vukovitch, has started for Con
stantinople. From Athens comes tht
news that the Greek Government has been
officially informed that tho Grand "Vizie?
has ordered an Investigation of tho Krush
evo atrocities and the punishment of the
officers concerned in them. -
The Sofia correspondent of tho Daily
Telegraph sends an Interview with M.
Tartarscheff, a member of the internal
Macedonian revolutionary committee, Iq
the course of which tho latter declared
that tho advent of Winter would by no
means put an end to the struggle. It
might modify It but the Macedonians
were in earnest and would not be de
terred by the weather. With reference
to the attrocitles attributed to the in
surgents, M. Tartarscheff said they might
not be excusable, but were certainly ex
plicable by the Turkish savagery which
A "Varna dispatch to the Times says tho
Inquiry shows that some members of a
Macedonian band with their baggage and
ammunition were aboard tho steamer Vas
kapu, and this circumstance seems to In
dicate that tho explosion was accidental.
The Daily Mall's correspondent at Mon
astir, telegraphing under Saturday's date,
"There is no doubt that a Turkish war
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