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THE MOENING -OHEGONIAN, FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 190o.
Four-Flusher Jost as Match for
CARhDLL FIGURES ON MEET
Young Fitzsimmons," as He Calls
Himself, Has Never Been Any-,
thing ' but a Second-Rater,
and Cannot Last.
In this merry old -world there Is many
a joke floating about, but the latest and
best "ploofing," as the Earl of Pawtucket
would say. Is the alleged fight between
Jack (Twin) Sullivan and Four-Flusher
Jost. He travels under the much-abused
name of "Young Fltzslmmons," but never
was a fighter. As a preliminary boxer
he might do, but as a fighter Sullivan -will
show him up just as Burns did this much
touted Boston boxer. This man Carroll,
who Is running the Tacoma fighting
game, must be looking for easy game for
Sullivan. He la a running mate for Al
Herford, who was always looking for the
best of it. Around Portland this fellow
Jost, outside of "attending door" at the
Portland Club when It flourished, was
never looked upon as anything else but
a second-rater. If the match Is made
and Sullivan happens to be In a chari
table mood, he will allow Jost to last a
couple of rounds. If. on the other hand,
Sullivan wants to cut loose, "Young Fita
eimmons" will last quick.
Since the Sullivan-Burns fight the Ta
coma scribes have had considerable to
eay about the -view that several of the
Portland fight fans bad to say about Car
roll's decision of the light. Some of them
were accused of having bet 9200 on the
ngnt, and because it was called a draw
they were dissatisfied with the decision,
ihe fact of the matter Is that not a man
from Portland who saw the battle wagered
a dollar on the fight. They "were on hand
to bet their money, but when "Chic"
Hudson had to knock a man out three
limes in order to win they stayed away
lrora betting on Burns. They did not re
fuse to bet on Burns, but they refused
to trust their money on any decision that
this alleged referee Carroll would render.
Carroll as a fight promoter might be all
right, but as a referee he is a shine.
INITIATION FEE INCREASED.
Multnomah Amateur Athletic Club
Also Fixes Reinstatement Charge.
At a meeting of the board of directors
of the Multnomabr Amateur Athletic Club
last night it was decided that beginning
with June 1, the initiation fee for new
members would be 325, and the fee for
reinstatement of old members $16. This
means an Increase of the present new
membership fee of $15 and an entirely
new fee for reinstatement, slnoe In. the
past lapsed members have been taken
back into the club without charge.
Another step decided upon last night
was that .from, now until June an active
campaign will be made fbr the Increase
of the membership list from the present
650 to $00. When that number is reached
a waiting list win be put Into vogue. It
Is thought that 800 Is the maximum
membership which can be conveniently
handled by the club at present and that
number has consequently been fixed as
Saturday night will be Members Ifight
at the club and a programme is now be
ing arranged. Henry Stark, the cham
pion bag-puncher, will be the star fea
ture, and will be followed by other In
teresting events. It was the intention
to have a three-round boxing match be
tween Dranga and Douglas onthat night,
but for various reasons this match has
had to "be postponed.
"SAND" !N FOOTBALL.
Veteran Kickers Timid About Play
An effort is to be made to play a
Frame of association, football tomorrow
afternoon at S:15 o'clock in JEawthorne
Park, East Side, between the Portland
Association Football Club and an all
etar eleven open to Oregon. The diffi
culty, however. In the way. Is the dis
inclination of the all-star people to face
the Portlands. It is stated on good au
thority that the Portlands as now con
stituted can defeat any association foot
ball team In Oregon or "Washington,
and this makes the local all-star peo
ple timid about playing: the Portlands.
But two years ago and the men are
p'ill in this city a football team was
organized that oould outplay the Port
lands. Surely these players have not
lost all the "sand" they ever had.
P. N. LEAGUE ADMITS BUTTE
Franchise Given Local Men Who
Will Organize Club
BITTE. Mont. March IS. At a meeting
held tonight between President Rlshel
and Directors Cody. "Williams and Shep
ard, of the Pacific National League, and
C. H. Lane, former president of the
."Butte team, J. R.. "Warton. of the Street
Hallway Company, and Malcolm Gillies,
a prominent baseball enthusiast. It was
decided to give the three latter gentle
men the franchise. They will Interview
r-nminent business men tomorrow, and
it is almost assured that they will organ
lie the Butte club. ,
The Street Railway Company has made
a concession whereby Butte fans will get
transportation to the grounds and admis
sion to the game, all for 50 cents.
RAIN SPOILED GAME
McCredie'a Ball-Tossers F"fevented
From Playing Chicago Nationals.
BAKERSFIELD. Oal.. March 16. (Spe
cial.) The Portland Baseball Club was
rt able to day the Chicago Nationals
c'i account of heavy rain. The calling off
cf the game was a great disappointment
to the "Webfooters who have been looking
forward to this opportunity to show their
The elements here since Sunday have been
very fierce, rain has fallen each day
nnd McCredie's men have been obliged to
kep in doors.
Manager McCreie is trying to arrange
a same for next Sunday between Stock
ton and the Webfooters.
Places for Lewis County Players.
''HEHAL1S. "Wash.. March 16.-Special.
- Fred, Nehring. a well-known ballplayer
of Ohehaiis. has gone to Spokane, where
he is to play first base for the Spokane
team. Harry Quick, who pitched part
c f the games for Oentralia in th South
western League last year, has been en
gaged te pitch for Salt Lake. Roy Rus
sell, another Centralia player, has gone
Hope to Break Link Records.
Membors of the "Waverly Golf Club are
deeply interested In the mixed foursomes
tnat will be played at the links on Satur
day afternoon. The entrance fee Into this
c vent will -cost Jl a ball, and it Is ex
pevted that aU of the best gftlfers in the
cub will sign entry cards for the events.
This event has been especially arranged
so as to "bring together an of the best
players "In the club, and it will- be an
event that will be worth while seeing. Just
at present the links at "Waverly are In
the pink of condition, and It is expected
that the link records will be broken on
Eagles Defeat Central School.
The Eagle baseball team "yesterday de
feated the Central School by the score
of 1 to X, The Eagles played great base
ball, and the team only made one error.
The pitching of "Davis was a feature of
the game. The Hne-up:
Eagles. Position. Central School
Marias.... .....c... Montane
I Davis p Kellog. Dingle
j Tauscber ... ...... i. . .Blakeney, Llstman
Thomas .......... ..lb ' Graham
Cox ... 2b Pren
Cobb 3b Holden
McAffe If Warren
Deeth cf "Dingle. Kellog
McKinnon rf Burdlc
SCORE BY INNINGS.
Centrals. 0 OOOOIOO 5 1
Eagles 2 0 3 0. 2 0 0 0 7
American Checker Winning.
BOSTON. March 16. The ten-American
checker team, competing with ten British
ers, more than held its own-today, win
ning six out of 11 games. Score for two
days: Britishers 11; Americans 9;
Trap-Shooting Record Broken.
DES MOINES. la., March 16. At the
Iowa State Sportsmen's tournament to
day, "W. H. Herr, of Concordia, estab
lished a new world s record for open trap
shooting, by breaking 307 targets without
LONG SHOT WINS RACE.
Astral II, at 25 to 1, Captures Santa
Barbara Stakes at Ascot.
LOS ANGELES, CaL, March 16. The
Santa Barbara stakes, the big race on
the card at Ascot today, furnished a big
surprise. Astral II, at 25 to 1, won from
Ala Russell, the second choice, with Silver
Sue third. Dr. HUlls, the favorite, had
the worst of the start, as also did Silver
Sue. The race was worth $1400 to the
winner. Long shots had a run on things
today. Cnurchllght. Astral II and Los
Angelo all being outsiders in the betting.
General Hanlon and "Workman were the
only successful favorites. "Weather rainy,
track sloppy; results:
Five and a half furlongs General Hanlon
won. Prank L. Perley second, Kelverraco
third; time; 1:09.
Five furlongs The Reprobate won. Philan
thropist second. King Thorpe third; time.
Mile and an eighth Cfcurchllght won. May
Holliday eecond. Flora Bright third; time.
The Santa Barbara, stake, sweepstakes for
2-year-oldB, four and a half furlongs, $1000
added Astral IX won. Ala Russell second.
Silver Sue third: time, :56JS.
Six furiongo Workman won. Cutter eecond.
Blueooat third; time. 1:1554.
Mile and an eighth Los Asgekt won, Gentle
Harry eecond. Erne third; time. 1:B9H.
Winners at Oakland.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 16 The talent
was hit hard today. CoUectorxJessup, In
the last race, was the only favorite to
win. Edlnborough and Tuefel won at the
good price of 10, while Modicum won by
several lengths at 7 to 1. "Weather cloudy,
track muddy: summary:
Four and a half furlongs April's Pride won.
Tm Joe, eecond. Superrisloa third; time. :&3K.
Fire furlongs Edlnborough won, Tam o"
6hanter eeooad. Pickaway third; time, 1:03.
Mile Teufel won, Shellmount second. Foxy
Grandpa third; time, 1:47.
Mile and CO yards Modicum won, Dora I
second. Barney Dreyfoa third; time, 1:48.
Futurity course Grenore won. Gloomy Gus
second. Sacoharato third; time, 1:1SU.
Six furlongs Collector Jessup won; Delagoa
econd, Soufrtere third; time. l;16i.
Hot Springs Results.
HOT SPRINGS, Ark., March 16. Oak
Tow fuxlonga Dr. Hellsworth won. Letty
second. SarsaptriUe. third; time. :60.
Six and a halt lurlo&cs Crown Prince won.
Thistle- Do esoond, Iole. third; time. 1:30.
Mile Huctsh won. Waawlft eecond. Grenade
third; ttn, 1:40.
Six furlongs Vacnesa won. Jo Goes second,
Folllee Bergeres third: time. 1:1.
Six furlongs Emergency won. Our LllUe'eec
onV Marco third; time, 1:32 2-6.
MC sad en eighth Sanction won. Falkland
econd, Cotonaay third; time. 1:53 1-5.
Winners at New Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS, March 16. New Louis
iana Jockey Club results:
Mile sad a sixteenth Mezzo won. Sr. Steph
ens eeooad. Velos third; time. 1:60.
Six furlongs Ed Early won. Hadrian second.
Br. Jack third; time. 1:14 3-K.
Three and a half furlongs Black Eye won.
Wagstaff oeoond. Hand Bag third; time,
Seven furlongs Kittle Piatt won. Escutch
eon second. Trapper third; time, 1:26 4-5.
Mile and a sixteenth Montpeller won. The
Huguenot second. Male Hanlon third; time,
Six furlongs Opinion won, Monamour sec
ond. Clique third; time. 1:13.
Five and a half furlonga Arrti Oldham won.
"Whlppoorwlll second. Stella Allen third; time
STOCK CERTIFICATES FORGED
Swlrrdle Perpetrated In Name of Col
orado Fuel & Iron Company.
"DENVER. March 16. Forged stock cer
tificates of the Colorado Fuel & Iron
Company have been unearthed by the
presentation of a counterfeit certificate
for 300 shared of stock, par value $1000. at
the Denver office of the company for
transfer. The certificate came from a law
yer at Davenport, la. Appearing on the
certificate as president of the company
is the name of James A. Keblo. Mr.
Keblo was never president of the com
pany. There is also a certificate with
the forged signature of Secretary D. C.
Beaman. The counterfeit certificate has
no likeness to the genuine certificates of
the company. It Is evident from the "ink
offset" marks near the company's name
on the counterfeit that other counterfeits
were made at the same time, and a strict
watch has been ordered la order. If possi
ble, to locate the counterfeits and the
Floods Bursts Kentucky Dike.
WINCHESTER. Ky.. March 16.-The
break in the Kentucky River dike near
Ford grows wider, and a channel fully 100
yards wide is filled with a rushing torrent
that is eating Into the south bank of the
Government lock. Giant trees of a cen
tury's growth have been torn loose and
carried away. One of the Government's
buildings at the leeks fell into the river
today and the others are in danger. Con
servative estimates place the -damage thus
far at 5260.000.
Texas &. Pacific Makes Money.
NEW YORK. March 16. The Texas &
Pacific Railroad report Just Issued shows
an Increase in gross earnings of $53S.OO0,
as compared with the previous year. To
tal expenses fell off to the extent of
$174.00), causing an Increase of act of
JH2.004. The total receipts were $12. 433.000.
A surplus of 51.211.000 is shown by the
report an Increase of SrS.000 over the pre
Fatal Explosion'on War Vessel.
NEW YORK. March 16. A boiler ex
plosion on board the torpedoboat-destroyer
Lampo during her trial run has- caused
the death of two firemen, says? a Herald
dispatch from "Venice. Two engineers
wore Injured, but managed to close the
valves, preventing a greater disaster.
Read the remarkable novel of irr.art society
lite, 'The Houte of Mirth.- by Edith Wharton,
now running serlaUy In Scribeer's Magazine.
WILL SEE ISLANDS
Large Party of Congressmen
Going to Philippines.
SECRETARY TAFT WITH THEM
Senators and Representatives Want
to See for Themselves Result
May Be Reduction of Tariff
on Philippine Goods.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, "Wash
ington, March 14. Nothing- but good
will result from the visit of many Sen
ators and Representatives to the Phil
ippine Islands during the coming Sum
mer. The determination of Secretary
Taft to head a party of Senators, and
the conclusion of Speaker Canron to
take a party of Representatives it the
Oriental possessions of this Government
will serve the purpose of giving influen
tial men In both Houses of Congress an
accurate Idea of what the Philippines
really are, what conditions prevail,
what the islands need, and how rela
tions between the islands and this coun
try can be made closer and mutually
more beneficial. t
Secretary Taft has all along urged
the reduction, .if not the abolition, of
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EAST OF THE ROOKY MOUNTAINS
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paper and the postage, which The Oregonian will prepay.
Orders from business houses or individuals in other cities in
Oregon and Washington who may avail themselves of this exceptional
offer will receive prompt attention.
This offer expires by limitation Jane 1, 1905.
THE OREGONIAN, Portland, Oregon.
the duty on Philippine products enter
ing the United States. He has advocated
this change because he is familiar with
conditions in the islands. But he has
not been able to have his ideas carried
out by Congress. It is his hope and ex
pectation that, if he can take influen
tial Senators to the Islands, he will be
able to convince them, as he himself
has been convinced, that the Philip
pines need more liberal concessions In
the way of tariff reduction.
Congress Knows at Second Hand.
But there are other ways In which
tha Secretary wishes to impress upon
Congress the needs of legislation for
the Philippines. Much of the legislation
now In force is of an experimental na
ture; makeshift. Congress did not un
derstand what the Philippines are or
what they would develop into. Many of
the "present laws, therefore, need revi
sion and improvement. But unless Influ
ential Senators are shown wherein the
present laws aro faulty, and are made
to appreciate the hardship that inad
equate or unjust laws are working- in
tho Islands, there is little prospect that
Congress will reconsider or amend Its
Congress has been groping in the
dark, to a large extent, when legislat
ing: for the Philippines. Only a mere
handful of members have ever been to
the Islands. All information available
has been second hand, either brought
out in committee hearings or In print
ed form. "While such information Is
more or less Impressive, it does not
Ominous and Forbidding.
THE old maps of Oregon show an
enormous area east of the Cascades
and south of Prineville nearly to
the California line bearing the ominous
and forbidding label. "The Oregon Desert."
Millions of acres were so abandoned to
the coyote and a few JackrabWts. Herds
of half-wild cattle and wholly-wild horses
roamed at will. The streams are few and
far between, but many lakes and marshes
are dotted over at wide intervals. The
vegetation consists mainly of sage brush,
some bunch grass and varieties of wild
bay grasses covering the moist areas. The
western flanks of the Cascade Mountains
are covered with yellow pine timber.
"When this gives out. as what was known
as the desert proper, is reached, no nat
ural tree growth but small and scattering
willow existed for very many miles.
For the map of today the former title
of 'The Oregon Desert' is both obsolete
and misleading. The first discovery was
that tlie central belt, reaching from the
Cascades to the Snake, could be reached
with abundant water. The snows of the
mountains supplied streams and springs
of continuing and unvarying flow. The
carry the same conviction as actual
observation. That is why Secretary Taft
wants the leading- members of tlie
Senate to SO to the Philfnnlnes nn.1 see
for themselves what they have heard
j and read about for the past five years.
May Change Views' on Tariff.
Speaker Cannon intends to go from
pure personal curiosity. He has been
taking part in legislation for the
islands ever since the close of the Span
ish "War: he has heard a great deal
about them, but he wants to know
more. Much of the Information that
comes to Congress is In the form of
opinions of one man or another, and
opinions differ. This confusion of ideas
has badly muddled the Speaker. He's
not from Missouri, but he must be
shown. It is fortunate that the Speaker
takes this interest in the Philippines,
for. If so powerful a man as he be
comes convinced that there should be a
reduction or abolition of the duty on
Philippine products coming: into the
United States, and several influential
Senators are likewise convinced, after
observation, there is very apt to be
reduction. It only takes a few men
like Speaker Cannon and a handful of
leading Republican Senators to fix up
legislation of this character.
It is true that the sugar trust was
largely responsible for preventing the
passage of the Philippine bill In the
late session of Congress. No one be
lieves that the sugar trust has a grip
on Speaker Cannon; and the trusts
have not sucha hold on the average
Congressman as has the powerful
Speaker of the House of Representa
tives. True, some Republicans from
beet sugar states wil continue to fight
against reduction of the duty on Philip
pine sugar; and they may do so from
absolutely upright motives. But these
men will not "have the same support
they received from other directions if
-Uncle Joe" Cannon becomes converted
to the 'doctrine laid down by Secretary
PRIEST PROVES GOOD FIGHTER
Repulses Attack of Savage Army on
VICTORIA. March 16. A savage at
tack on a priest is reported from the
Solomon Islands. Father Chatelot landed
at Longpoo and the assembled blacks
attacked him and his party, intending
to massacre them. The priest and his
men reached a house, which they barri
rlcaded and whence they fired on their
assailants. Tho natives, armed with
spears, axes, eta, lost several men. The
natives fled, but threatened to resume
the attack in force.
A message was sent to the resident
Commissioner at Glzo. He sent a force
which arrested the chiefs and punished
Investigation of Gas Rates Ordered.
ALBANY. N. TQ., March 16. The Sen
ate resolution providing for a legisla
tive investigation of the lighting situa
tion In New York passed the Assembly
today. The proposed inquiry grows out
of the agitation for lower gas rates In
the metropolis. Allegations of extortion
ate charges by the gas companies have
been made freely.
"THE OREGON DESERT"
Label Is No Longer Appropriate on the Maps of This State.
NEW ARRIVALS AT SILVER LAKE ON TILE OREGON
peculiar formation of lava beds, and vol
canic ash. tUfa. and tho Hfc tvhlVi virar
the whole eastern flank of the range, ful-
ui iwo purposes, une one has been to
cover -the elevated plateau of Eastern
Oregon with coatings of volcanic ash and
pulverized rock, which hold material for
the richest fertility when dissolved by
water and brought into contact with plant
life. The other has been to provide chan
nels and watercourses, under ground and
i yiuir-wu irom. evaporation, wnich Issue
many miles away from their mountain
ouu.ws. ul eise inrougn wide expanses
furnish water-saturated strata but a few
feet from the present surface of the
The great central depression is the irri
gable area, it begins at the Deschutes
River, where the town of Bend has sprung
into life; it stretches eastward through
the Matheur Valley and canyon to the'
Snake. It is needless to describe the
tide of settlement now following the life
bringing water throughout this region.
This, however. Is not all by any means.
Not only are wheat and barley farms
spreading over the whole district to the
north and reaching to Join hands with
tue farms belonging to the Columbia
GROWTH OF TWO RIVERS
A BUSTLING TOWN IN WASHING
TON. Surrounded With Productive Orchard
Lands That Will Be Reclaimed
v by Irrigation.
TWO RIVERS, "Wash,. March 16. Spe
cial) Owing to the reclamation of valua
ble lands, the eastern part of "Washing
ton Is settling up at a rapid rate. Busi
ness of all kinds has taken on a new im
petus. Among the new towns which have
recently sprang up in the State of "Wash
lngton is that of Two Rivers, which is
little more .than a month old. It already
has a 15-room hotel, which is crowded
the most of the time with people who are
flocking here to purchase the lands which
will soon be reclaimed by a Portland cor
poration, the Snake River Irrigation Com
A prominent Northern Pacific official,
after a visit to Two Rivers, recently -re
marked that as "there are no towns of
any size near this place, and on account
of the dense population which the sur
rounding country will soon have. Two
Rivers will no doubt become a large com
merclal center." The site for the fine
JSOOO school building has been selected,
which will be completed early this sea
The Snake River Irrigation Company.
to which we have heretofore referred. Is
installing a large power plant for the
purpose of pumping water for the big
ditch, which will convey water Into the
Two Rivers district for domestlo and irrl
gatlon purposes. The Immense plant is
being erected at Five Mile Rapids, on
snake River, and will furnish ample
water for all requirements. Expert engi
neers are in constant supervision of the
various departments. A large force of
men are working on the ditch, and all
possible haste Is being made to complete
It early this Spring. Enormous sums
have already been expended on this great
undertaking, and thousands of acres of
valuable, productive orchard lands are
about to be reclaimed and "will blossom as
the rose" at no distant day.
The climatic features of this delightful
valley are unrivaled; and in this respect
a more desirable location in which to live
13 scarcely to be found.' Old Sol is doubly
generous to tlus beautiful spot, favoring
it with nis warm sunshine nearly every
day of the year, kissing his farewell to
the earth amid the glorious splendor of
rich, gorgeous hues, to which no pen or
brush has ever done Justice.
The grand old Columbia separates these
fertile acres from the majestic table
lands which lie to the southwest, adding
beauty to the landscape, and affording
shelter from the west winds. The scarcity
of winds in this section Is due almost en
tirely to the peculiar, gradual rise of the
surrounding- lands. From this will be seen
Why tho land Is adapted to the raising of
fruits, and why the crops are from two
to four weeks ahead of any other place
north of the southern part of California,
thus Insuring the best prices for the pro
ducts. . The "Northern Pacific and the Oregon
Railway and Navigation railways will
doubtless build depots at this point very
soon. In order to take care of the pas
sengers who stop here. There is also
a considerable freight traffic at .this
point. "" The railroad fare from all points
along these lines has been reduced to one
and one-third for the round trip, to ac
commodate prospective buyers.
The quality of the soli at this place
Is excellent, and contrary to most of the
desert lands, it contains no alkali, but Is
composed largely of volcanic ash, and
will produce abundant crops.
An Investment in these lands will more
than double Itself In two years' time. Not
more than 49 acres can be purchased by a
single Individual; the most of the land
Is eelllng- In five, ten and 20-acro tracts.
Indians Graduate at Carlisle.
CARLISLE Pa.. March IS. The gradu
ating exercises of the Indian Industrial
School today were attended by hundreds
of persons, Including a large delegation
of members of the "Legislature. Francis
E. Leupp. Commissioner of Indian Affairs;
preeented diplomas to the graduating
class, which numbered 41, the largest class
in recent years. The commencement-day
exercises included declamations and ora
tions by six Indian graduates. The In
dian band and choir furnished music.
basin, but cereals there are growing to
day oh unirrigated lands. Farm life "is
spreading over the upland expanses.
The stretches of sajre-bntsi.rniTA
t areas south of the Irrigable area have
tevenuy Deen testea on a wide scale.
"Water in abundance was found at from
10 to i feet from the surface, and this
not in isolated spots, but in section after
section. The Sliver Lake and river coun
try is the most recent land of promise.
The first wave of new settlement touched
there last week and brought thirteen heads
of families who selected permanent loca
tions. These people found as their head
quarters and trading point a little town
with about 150 people, hotels, stores, school
These men, and those who will follow
them along the road they travel, have
truly taken their courage in both hands.
It Is Xour days' good driving from the
nearest railroad to the north of them and
60 miles to the nearest little town to the
south of them. Five days from Portland.
Do Oregon people realize that the Ore
gon, Nevada & California Railroad, push
ing northward from Reno, is at Madeline
less than 100 miles from the Oregon
boundary, with an easy country between?
THIS WEEK WE'LL PUT IN YOUR KITCHEN
SET UP, READY FOR USE
BUCK'S STEEL RANGE
ANY SIZE, ANY PATTERN YOU SELECT
iSGOOD j '
SEEING THE LIGHT
Congressmen Coming Around
on Rate Question,
THEY SEE WITH ROOSEVELT
Change of Front by Washington and
Virginia Delegations How the
Pennsylvania Road Squeezes
Coal Mine -Owners.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. "Wash
ington. March IS. Gradually, as local
Influence is brought to 'bear, the con
gressional delegations from various states
are falling Into line in favor of railroad
rate legislation. Of course, it makes no
Immediate difference what change of sen
timent Is going on among members of
Congress, but when Congress reassem
bles it will be found that many men
who were opposed to legislation, or who
were lukewarm in their approval of the
President s plan last session, have greatly
changed in their attitude.
The three Congressmen from "Washing
ton are now all enthusiastic advocates
of legislation to regulate railroad rates.
They had little to say on the subect at
the beginning of the last session; In fact.
rather avoided the subject. But after
having a conversation with a delega
tion of Spokane citizens, the President
lost no time in taking the matter up with
the "Washington men, and they very
promptly assured him that they were
All through the late session the five
Republican Congressmen from "West Vir
ginia, who have been re-elected to the
next Congress, were mum on the railroad
rate subject. They had nothing to say;
they did not fall In with the President's
plan and were listed among the disinter
ested or uncertain element. But in that
state local interests are suffering from the
discrimination of the railroads, the local
interests have set up a howl, and sud
denly the five Congressmen have found
much to commend In the President's
The "West Virginia coal fields come In
competition with the coal fields of "West
ern Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania
fields are virtually controlled by the
Pennsylvania Railroad, which Is the prin
cipal outlet. The "West Virginia fields are
penetrated by several smaller roads con
trolled by the Pennsylvania. The "West
Virginia coal fields are mostly owned
by local capitalists, but the Pennsylvania
Railroad wants them, and has resorted
to drastic means to force a sale. The
rate on Pennsylvania coal from the mines
to tidewater Is and has been 1L20 a ton.
Not long since the roads penetrating the
"West Virginia fields put up their rate
to $1.35 a ton, though the distance to
tidewater Is the same as from the Penn
sylvania fields. Now these roads, at the
dictation of the controlling interests,
threaten to boost the rate to J1.60 a ton.
or 40 cents per ton over the rate charged
on Pennsylvania coal. This rate is al
most prohibitive and takes the "West
Virginia coal out of competition with the
Pennsylvania coal. If this new tariff Is
put into effect, the owners of the "West
Virginia mines, who have no Intention
of selling, will march on "Washington and
urge the President to call an extra ses
sion to consider railroad rate legislation.
And incidentally they have served notice
that they will compel their Congressmen
to go with them to the "White House and
indorse their demands.
"Local sentiment of this kind is develop
ing in many states, and before Congress
reassembles it will be found that many a
Congressman, for reasons which have
have made themselves very plain to him.
has changed his attitude, and will be
ready to vote for any railroad rate bill
that has the approval of the President
It Is this local Influence that is counting;
It Is this local application that has so
much weight with the lawmakers.
Herrera and Daly Fight a Draw.
NEW ORLEANS, March 16. At the
Young "Men's Gymnastic Club tonight
Aurello Herrera and Tommy Daly, at 130
pounds, sparred a ten-round draw.
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American pian. Rates. S3 and up.
Hotel DoBaelly, Tacoma.
First-class restaurant In- connection.
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