Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, March 20, 1905, Page 8, Image 8

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Northern Pacific Plans
Possible Change.
Indications Point to Route on
Washington Side.
Recent Sal of Columbia River and
Northern, and Soundings Taken
Lately Near St. Johns Give
Color to Rumor.
OJVU1 the Northern Pacific straighten
out Its line between Portland and Mis
soula, Mont., establish an easy grade, and
cut off hundreds ot miles from the pres
ent line? This Js the question that la
being asked by the railroad men In view
of the recent railroad developments In the
Northwest, and the majority o those who
ask the question expect an affirmative an
swer. A short time ago the Columbia River &
Northern Railway, running from Lyle to
Goldendale. was bought by Henry P.
Scott and the assumption Is that North
ern Pacific money was behind the deal.
The Northern Pacific people say they
know nothing of the purchase, but so do
those who represent the Great Northern,
the other alleged purchaser, and for that
reason the matter Is In doubt. But on
top of the purchase by Mr. Scott, Presi
dent Elliott, of the Northern Pacific, made
a special visit to the Northwest, stopping
at Tacoma, Seattle and Spokane, and
traveling over the branch lines farther
to the East. On the heels of Mr. Elliott's
visit a surveying party, under Engineer
Pollard, of the Northern Pacific, Is sent
to- Culdesac and out over the territory
between that place and Missoula, where
It still Is. All these things .have made
people ask for the reason of the con
current visits and sales and for the cen
eral activity. In explanation they hold
that It is undoubtedly the Intention of
the managers to build a shorter road
at an early date.
Wants Line on North Bank.
The dream of the Northern Pacific for
a route down the north bank of the Col
umbia Is not a thing of the past and Is
not dead. The men at the head of the
company yet look to the day when there
will be a bridge across the Columbia
either at Vancouver or Kalama. or per
haps farther up the stream. That such
would be the case ultimately has been
admitted time and time again by officials
high In the councils of the road, though
It rested In the future indefinitely.
Only a few days ago a party of en
gineers left St. Johns after having spent
days in sounding the river above and
below that place, presumably for bridge
foundations and piers. The men were
noncommittal but they were In the em
ploy of the Northern Pacific and made
extensive examination of the bottom of
the Willamette.
It has been stated In Portland during
the past three weeks by a man promin
ent In financial and business life that
the Northern Pacific Intended to com
mence the construction of Its north bank
line Inside of IS months from this date.
This" rdan Is connected closely with the
plans of that company and has founda
tion for what he says.
Road May Be Constructed.
All these circumstances lead to but one
conclusion, and that Is to the construc
tion of the long-promised road along the
Washington side of the river and to the
East. The Northern Pacific has In the
past few years secured possession of the
. short line from Vancouver to Kalama;
It has purchased the old Portage road
right of way opposite The Dalles; It has
had men at work quietly buying up rights
along the river until It now controls,
either by purchase or promise, practi
cally the entire bank between Vancouver
and Lyle, and now It is rumored, and
not contradicted, that it has bought the
Goldendale line reaching out toward the
main line at Prosser through the Yakima
Surveyors Invade Country.
These things are significant and so Is
the present invasion of the Lewlston
country by the Northern Pacific survey
ors, under Mr. Pollard. The Northern
Pacific officials explain this visit by the
story that the right of way through that
country has now lapsed, or Is about to
do so, and it is necessary to resurvey
"the line In order to hold a franchise which
it is not desired to Jose. This tory is
good as far as it goes. It Is undoubtedly
true that the company does not wish to
lose the right of way. and It snay be
true that If It Is to be kept It is to be
Therefore, all Indications point to con
struction in a short time. It is said to
bo the Intention of the company to build
from Vancouver to Lyle. from which
place the tracks of 'the Columbia North
ern will be used to the terminal at Golden
dale. Then it is to be expected that the
line will be built .through Bickleton to the
Northeast, and on through the Yakima
Valley along a water grade to Junction
with the main line at Prosser or near that
New Tracks Will Be Built.
At Dayton again, or at Pleasant View,
two terminals to branch lines In Eastern
Washington, new tracks will be built
across country through to Lo Lo Pass
in the Bitter Root Mountains to Mis
soula, Mont., thus straightening out the
line, giving an easier grade for the
greater part of the distance and cutting
oft miles of unnecessary travel. The
present road from Portland to Missoula
Is like a letter "S" on the map, running
from this city to Tacoma, then down again
to Pasco, to the northeast again to Spo
kane and southeast to Missoula. The
projected route will cut out all of the
big bends and make practically a straight
away line between the two points.
This is the story circulating in railroad
circles, and it seems to have foundation
' upon which to rest. If it Is so. and the
rumored plans of construction axe car
ried out as intended, two years from
now will see Northern Pacific trains and
terminal grounds In Portland handling a
great business which will be tributary to
the line from the rich country along the
Columbia, through Eastern Washington
and the State of Idaho.
Area of District Is Smaller.
HOOD RIVER. Or., March 19. Special)
The area of the proposed Irrigation dis
trict has been made much smaller by
leaving out a number of the farmers who
opposed the plan of bonding their property
for the construction of an Irrigation sys-
'tera. The leaders of the bonding move
ment are confident that their plans "will
succeed and that a ditch can be con
structed at a cost of (40,000. which wJU
bring out water enough to Irrigate sev
eral thousand acres not cultivated
because no water can reach the land.
Jt IS expected that the Wasco County
Court will issue a. call for an election on
the question some time next month. The
members of the County Court conferred
with the farmers at a meeting In the
Valley last week.
Congress Provides Against Expendi
tures In Excess of Appropriations.
ington, March IS. One of the wisest acts
of the late Congress was the Insertion of
a provision In the general deficiency bill
that became a law on March 3, that here
after deficiencies shall not be created ex
cept upon some great emergency. Offi
cers of the Government have been alto
gether too free in making contracts and
purchases without regard to the appro
priations on hand, trusting that the de-
nclencies would be supplied.
When a deficiency bill amounts to the
enormous figure of 531,O0,O3O, it gives the
members of Congress some cause for
alarm, and It seems that some method,
was necessary to compel officers not to
make these enormous expenditures for
which no provision of Congress had been
made. The creating of deficiencies was
In a way unlawful, and If Congress de
sired. It could repudiate these .expendi
tures. But very seldom has any Just ex
penditure been refused "In a deficiency
bill, although sometimes criticised,
lllrch 16. lilt a. 8. Weetrrlund, 32 Tears, St.
Vincent's Sanitarium.
March 2. 1906. to the wife of A, E. Scott, a
Uracil 12. 1903. to the wife- of W. C. Lsnder.
322 fourth. & boy.
March IS. 1905. to the trU of -William Bls
wlck. S10H Booth First street, a daughter.
March 14. 1900, to the wife of Ernest Stans
bery. C04 First street, a daughter.
March 10, to the wife ot Joha Spadr. 602
Garfield, a boy.
Contagious Disease.
Em! I Ander la ill with ryelpelaa at St. Vin
cent's Sanitarium.
George B. Weston, measles, 915 Halght ave
nue; attendant Thompson School.
Building Permits. I
C TV. Dent, to-etory frame rooming-house,
Upshur, between Twenty-flfth and Twenty
sixth. North Portland; 11000.
W. H. Lee, alterations. Twenty-fourth, be
tween Tillamook and Hanccck; S450.
George Croeni, 114-story frame dwelling. East
Twelfth, between Powell and Call; $1150.
Mrs. II. Bartlett, repairs to dwelling. ast
Burnslde, between Sixth and Seventh; $600.
Etta Tibbots. two-story frame dwelling, East
Burnslde. between Fourteenth and Fifteenth;
E. O. Logan, repairs on store, Washington
street, between Eleventh and Twelfth; 300.
Joseph Supple, boatshop, Belmont street and
Water street; $1500.
G. A. Ryden. 1-story frame dwelling. East
Sixth street, between Skldmore and Prescott;
f 1000.
Mrs. A. Semler. frame dwelling, College, be
tween Sixth and Seventh; $4000.
Agnes Sullivan, two-story frame store and
flat. IVUllaas avenue, between Fremont and
Ivy; $3200.
Paul Oliver, repairs to dwelling. East Eighth,
between Mason and Skldmore; $15.
Charles Schmld, repairs on stores, Washing
ton street. ' between Fifteenth and Sixteenth:
Keal Kstafo Transfers.
Fred Nonenmaker to B. Bermoser,
lot 17, Taylor's subdivision, section
2, township 1 south, range 2 easts 350
Amos L. Miner and wife to C Hunt
ington, lots 13. 14, block 34. A. L.
Miner's Addition 300
William T. Klsea to A. Eicen, lota 9.
10. 11. 13, 14. block 28. Multnomah
Addition 1
Richard Derby to E. Derby, all right
and title to all property of grantor
wherever located 1
E. H. Parker and wife to J. Carraody.
piece ot property beginning 131.8
.feet east intersection of Arthur anil
water streets 5.000
Julia M. Hughes to P. P. Dabney,
undivided one-half west half Thom
as E. Northrop and wife D. L. C. 9,000
Julia M. Hughes, administratrix to
same, undivided one-half west half
Thomas E. North rp and wife D. L.
C. 9.000
P. P. Dabney and wife to S. Stoller
et ax, south SO acres of west one
half Thomas E. Northrop and wife
D. L. C. 12.000
Henrietta Froharnan and husband to
J. C Dressel. about 10 acres In D.
D. Prettyman'a D. Lt C 2.100
Frank Bollroan and wife to J. A.
Clarke, lots 21 to 24. Inclusive, block
7. Stanley Addition. No. 2 170
AUce Englert to N. E. Saaford. lots
1. 2, 3. 11. block 2, Wheatland Addi
tion No. 2 1
Charles Langdon. to W. A. Rldegout,
ioi lo. oiock iv. mgniana .rarKj
excepting north 1214 feet 1
Sebastian Ply-male and wife to F. J.
Perkins, lots 5. 10. 17. 19 to 22. ,
Inclusive, block 1. Cloverdale Tract. 1.750
Kittle B. Gray and husband to W. F.
Steadelman. lots 10. 11. Gray tract. 260
J. E. Scott and wife to Salem Flour
ing Mills Company. lot lo, block 1,
lot 15. block 4. lot 2. block 5. lot 7,
block 6. City View Park Addition.. 100
Robert H. Blgham and wife to ".
G. Newlands. lot 14. and 12 feet oil
north side of vacated alley adjoining
said lot 3,250
Aloys Harold to E. D. Martinson, lots
19 to 24. inclusive, block 4, Boston
Addition 10
L. H. Tarpley and wife to H. E.
Joy. lots 18, 19. block 2. Lochia var
Addition 10
Daniel MeUger et al.. to F. Es
cober, lot 19. block 2, Metzger Ad
dition to Gresham 225
O. M. Smith andwlfe to U E.
Chlpman. 10 sores, section 7. town
ship 1 south, range 3 east 700
Laura Breske and husband to T. O.
Sands, west 10 feet lots 1, r block
24. Alblna C.000
Real Estate Investment Association
'to J. Votller. lot 10. Nock 43. Sell
wood 200
J. C. Wlndlc. trustee, to A. Thurlay.
lots 2. 3. block 14. James Johns Ad
dition to St. Johns 1.300
Sheriff to S. J. Henderson, trustee,
sundry lots In Mabelle Park and
other property 1,100
Amos M. Roberts and wife to W. Gat
ton, 78.74 acres, James Loomls D.
U C 1
George W. Bates and wife to E.
Goldsmith lots 2. 3. block 139.
Couch Addition J3.500
Erik Wlk and wife to J. C. Hannelgh.
lot 18. block 34, Multnomah 1.000
Investment Mortgage Company to E.
ToDken et al. lot 5. east one-half
lot 8. Murhard tract 1.700
Clara. Fechheimer et al to Western
American Company, undivided one
half lots 1. 2. block 85, Raleigh
Addition (. 1
Machine Shop at the Locks. m
HOOD RIVER. Or., ilarch IS. (Special.)
W. La Clark, engineer in charge of the
Government works at Cascade Locks, who
was In the city today, says that the
$30,000 recently granted by Congress for
tho locks at the Cascades will be used
In the construction ot a machine shop.
houses for employes and for grading and
improving the grounds. A gravel bar.
which has formed at the lower entrance
to the canal, will be dredged after the
high water tWs Spring.
Product of Salmon Hatcheries.
KALAMA. Wash., March 19. (Special.)
The Kalama River Salmon Hatchery
turned out about 3.000,000 young salmon
last week. This represented the take ot
eggs from three hatcheries: wind River,
Chinook and Kalama, for 1904, the eggs
taken from the Wind River and Chinook
having been brought to Kalama when In
the "eye" for hatching. A year ago the
Kalama hatchery alone turned out over
Corner-Stone of City Hall Laid.
ABERDEEN. Wash.. March 19. (Spe
cial.) The corner-stone of the new
City Hall was laid this afternoon with
appropriate ceremonies. The hall, which
is to be completed by September 1 next.
will cost 430,000.
A Safe Cough Medicine for Children.
In buying a cough medicine for children
never be afraid to buy Chamberlain's
Couch Remedy. There is no dancer from
it and relief la always -sure to follow. It
is especially valuable tor colds, croup and
whooping cougn. Jtor eaie oy am orux
Fate of Central Committees Is
in Doubt.
New Direct Primary Law Takes
Away "Greater Part of Committee
Work May Force Election,
of New Committeemen.
Are the present central committees
In jjils county. Republican and Demo
cratic, to be created anew in the pri
maries May 6? Have they heen abol
ished by enactment of the direct pri
mary law? Are they to cbntlnue exist
ence until next year's primaries for the
county election and meanwhile are their
functions In the city to bo assumed by
separate city committees, chosen at the
next primaries? Or are no new com
mittees to be chosen this year?
Each of the 58 city precincts has one
8. M. Walte,
S. M. Walte, a respected resident
of Roseburg, Or., for a Quarter of
a century, died there last Monday
morning at the home of his son, F.
B. Walte, where he had resided
since the death of his wife last
September. The dead man was S2
years of age and a native of Ohio.
In 1873 he moved from Michigan
to Oregon, and ever since had lived
on his' farm on Round Prairie. He
was a good neighbor and useful
citizen and had a large number of
friends who held him In the high
est esteem. Mr. Walte left a
family of eight children: F. B.
Walte, one of Southern Oregon's
leading business men; J. B. Walte.
a Southern Pacific Railroad engi
neer; Ex-County School Superinten
dent Douglas Walte; C. M. and
T. C Walte and Mrs. Ed Cooper,
all of Douglas County; Mrs. E. H.
Coleman, of Forest Grove, and Mrs.
William Bush, of Portland.
member on each city central and county
central committee. According to City
Auditor Devlin's Interpretation of the
direct primary law all those precincts
will elect new committeemen.
May Be Restrained by Court.
And Mr. Devlin will receive petitions
from candidates for places on the com
mittees the same as from candidates
for party nominations, unless re
strained by court mandate, and this
seems quite unlikely In view of the Cir
cuit Court's application of the law to
the coming city primaries.
Each candidate for a place on a cen
tral committee must secure on his peti
tion signatures of 2 per cent of the
vote cast in bis precinct for his party
nominee for Representative In Con
gress last June. The number of signa
tures required will range from one to
seven, according to the vote cast. The
aspirant who shall receive the most
votes In his precinct from hla party
will represent his precinct on tho cen
tral committee for the next two years.
Will Be Chosen Next Year.
This means that the precinct com
mitteemen for the 25 county precincts
outside Portland will not be chosen un
til next year and that all ot the com
mittee will not be elected at one time.
The direct primary law Is somewhat
ambiguous as to the make-up and du
ties of the central committees, but the
opinion is widespread that new precinct
committeemen for the city must be
chosen May C, who will supersede the
city committeemen chosen by the Re
publican and Democratic conventions
last Spring.
Some authorities go so far as to de
pose and say that the central commit
tees then chosen are dead so far as
the law is concerned, because they
were created under the primary law of
isol, wnich was expressly repealed by
the enactment of the direct prixnarr
law at the polls last June.
Committees to Be Reorganized.
Anyhow, the committees seem In
fair way to be reorganized after the
next primaries. Thus a heavy stroke
will be delivered onl the dominant nnl-
Itlcal organizations of this county. The
blow will fall hardest on the Repub
lican organization, which had hoped to
perpetuate Its central committee un
til next year. By that time its leading
spirits hoped that the direct primary
"vagary," as they call it. would have
worked Itself out and brought Itself
Into popular discredit, thereby opening
a way for return to old-time "sane"
The Republican Central Committee Is
now headed by Whitney L. Boise, its
chairman, and the Democratic by John
Tan Zantc. It would seem that the tenure
of both will end after the coming pri
maries In the reorganization of those
"But what is a central committee worth,
anyhow?" as,k the old-time machine men.
"when there are to be no conventions and
the committee is not to name delegates V
That used to be the chief function of
central committees: now thov are to be
left only the duty of managing party
campaigns and of filling vacancies on
party tickets a rather prosy Job In view
of tho lively functions they have hereto
fore enjoyed.
VBut." pay the deposed leaders, "what
will there be to manage and who will
care anything about It?"
Considered a Triumph.
The wresting away of the Republican
Central Committee from, the ruling or
ganization In Multnomah County is con
sidered a mighty triumph by the antl-
machlne element, and they now think
they are making Inroads Into the very
citadel ot the organization. At the "new
deal" meeting last Friday night one of
the patriots declared that the real pur
pose of the new movement waa to capture
the Central Committee from the Mitch ell-Matthews-Carey
The Republican Central Committee, as
created by the last Republican County
Convention, was selected of men who
would be sure to hold the power in the
' 'o rganlza tl o n.' ' They were tried and true
and were slated from headquarters. As.
tho preceding Central Committee had
been one of the chief instruments where
by the machine had continued its reign,
tho new committee was- expected to per
form the same function In future the se
lection of a regular primary ticket of dele
gates to the County Convention. The
committee styled itself the City and
County Central Committee a. title where
by it expected to malntnln Its sway for
the city convention tMq year. But there
is to be no city convention; hence the
managers of the committee are rather
Number of Signatures Necessary.
To secure places on the primary ballot
ot Republican and Democratic candidates
for seats on central committees aspirants
must secure signatures to their primary
petitions to tho number indicated by tho
following table, based on 2 per cent of
the vote cast by each party last June for
Representative in Congress:
Democrat. Republican.
Signa- Slgna
Votes tures. Votes tures
Precinct cast.needed. cast-needed.
1 35 1 1U 3
2 : 70 2 254 6
3 45 1 119 3
4 65 2 151 4
5 SS 2 ITS 4
6 97 2 163 4
7 50 1 250 5
8 S3 2 209 5
9 S3 2 1G3 4
10 53 2 14S 3
11 47 1 133 3
12 S3 2 193 4
13 .'. 30 1 ITS 4
14 5S 2 165 4
15 :.. .52 3 133 3
1G 47 1 214 5
17 50 1 205 . 5
18 7S 2 143 3
19 43 1 193 4
20 23 1 S3 2
21 6S 2 205 5
22 14 1 56 2
23 S7 -2 22S 5
24 49 1 135 3
25 43 1 140 3
T ...........
...... SS
103 3
2 161 4
1 178 4
2" 173 3
1 63 2
2 131 4
2 - 109 3
1 TS 2
1 96 2
1 12S 3
1 103 3
1 1SS 4
2 224 5
1 , 134 3
1 160 4
1 141 3
2 1S3 4
2 314 7
2 218 5
2 193 4
2 238 5
3 334 7
2 1S6 4
2 183 4
0 77 2
2 162 4
2 237 5
2 235 6'
2 213 5
2 215 5
2 173 3
1 S3 2
1 104 3
.. 78
.. 5S
.. 74'
.. 78
.. 62
.. 68
.. 60
50 ...
.. 65
.. 30
.. 23
Totals K3S
Aberdeen Takes Hold of Exhibit.
ABERDEEN, Wash., March 19. (Spe
cial.) Chehalls County will probably
be one of the few In the state that
will not make an exhibit at the Lewis
and Clark Fair, the County Commis
sioners expressing their opposition to
It. The members of the Chamber of
Commerce of this city are circulating a
petition In various towns requesting
the county to appropriate at least 33000
towards mailing an exhibit. The towps
will make private contributions if the
county will take the initiative.
Near the Junction of Snake
and' Columbia Rivers, In
Walla Walla County, Wash.
B. 3C. Darrf, Pendleton. Or.
T. A. nafaea. The Dalles, Or. N
Seeley Ce, Luxon biilldlnff, Tacoma. "Wash.
Serefer FbAer, 41-42 Jameson block; Spokane, Wasa.
Men Who Draw Government
Money for Nothing.
Voted Mileage for Traveling Not
Done, but Senate Blocked Scheme
St. Louis and Panama Ca
nal Commission Grafts.
ington, March . 19. Notwithstanding
the vigorous manner in which the Pres
ident Is assailing corruption in the Gov
ernment service, and In face of the
popular clamor for honest administra
tion, the spirit of graft still pervades
certain Government circles, an.3 jrraft
In one form or another continues to
thrive. With tho country worked up
to a high pltoh, with new exposures
being made every day and many con
victions resulting, it is surprising that
any public servant should have the
nerve to persist In his quest for graft.
But not all those with grafting In
clinations are succeeding. The most
gigantic attempt at graft, the most
brazen attempt to bleed the Govern
ment, wa3 the action, of the House of
Representatives, at the recent session
In -voting itself 3190,000 in extra mil
eage that was neither earned nor de
served. The ' passage by the House
of the extra mileage bill was as bold a
stroke as has been made In Congress
In -many years, and members who voted
for that measure will have much to
answer for it when they return to their
Great Mileage Graft.
The House, by a majority vote, passed
a bill giving all its members mileage
for the special session, which met just
prior to the- regular session a year ago.
The two sessions were merged Into one.
No Senator or Representative went
home after the one session to return
to tho next; it was a physical impos
sibility, for one session ended at noon
on the first Monday in Decembar and
the next session convened at that same
minute. Members ot the Fifty-eighth
Congress made but two trips from their
homes to Washington and return, and
they were allowed mileage at a liberal
rate for both those trips. To have
voted themselves additional mileage
would have been to dip their hands
Into the Treasury, simply because they
had the power, and to have virtually
stolen Just so much money. In tho,
case of Pacific-coast members, it would
have meant some two or three thousand
dollars In graft, for it was graft, pure
and simple.
The extra mileage bill would never
have passed the House bad It been
known In advance that the steal would
have been turned down by the Senate,
for the vote of the House availed noth
ing, and merely branded the men who
supported the bill as so many would
be grafters. The House believed the
Senate would "stand in," but the House
made a serious miscalculation, and the
mileage graft fell through.
St. Louis Commission Graft.
But there have been other attempts
at legalizing graft. When Congress
made an appropriation for the St. Louis
exposition, it authorized a commission
of nine members, who have been draw
ing salaries of $5000 a year each from
the passage of the bill rour years ago
to the present day, and will continue
to draw salaries at this rate until June
30. This commission was an utterly
Watered by the Snake River Irrigation Co.'s
Immense Power Plant
Choicest lands in the Northwest. Warm, sandy soil, with southerly slope, insures the
earliest crops of any place north of Los Angeles. Snake River furnishes the water
supply, which is unfailing. .... Two transcontinental railroads afford quick and
easy access to all the markets of the Pacific Coast, the Orient and the East.
and 20-Acre Tracts Offered at
$60 to $100 Per Acre
Strawberries grown in this neighborhood
last year were on the market two weeks
before any others in the Northwest, and in
some instances netted the grower nearly
$700 per acre.
Can you afford to overlook this oppor
tunity? Prepare your ground and raise a
crop this year.
An investment in these lands means a
handsome income for life. To induce set
B. S. JACKSON, Gea'I Sales Aeat, 246 Stark Street, Pertlaad, Or.
useless body; It waa created to afford
places for a bunch of defeated Sen
ators and Representatives, and as such
it was a success. But there was no
need ot this commission; it did not ad
vance the interests of the exposition a
bit; it has rendered no practical service;
it has done nothing but put in appear
ance on stae occasions, look pretty
and draw the fat salaries. Thla com
mission was as useless as the fifth
wheel to a wagon.
Notwithstanding the uselessness ot the
commission, one of Its members was re
cently returned to the Senate and Imme
diately had his place filled by a man from
his state, who will draw salary at the
rate of "SOW, a year until June 30. though
he will not be called upon to do a stroke
of work In the meantime. This Is graft,
pure and simple.
During the recent session of Congress
the Jamestown Exposition made an effort
to pass a bill creating a like commission
for it3 exposition, providing for seven
commissioners, to draw $5000 a year from
now until the Winter of 1S07. But Speaker
Cannon had seen the graft In the St.
Louis Exposition, and he promptly put his
foot down on the Jamestown graft, and
thl3 little scheme was cut off. Jamestown
was given a commission hut it is made
up of three Cabinet officers, who will not
draw pay. It Is not the kind ot a com
mission the politicians wanted, for It of
fered no opportunity for graft.
Canal Commission's Graft.
Then, there Is the more recent example
of the Panama Canal Commission, men on
large salaries, with an extra large allow
ance Xor expenses, who had the nerve to
draw additional compensation when acting
as directors of the Panama Railroad, a
part of the duty they were appointed to
perform. True, these, extra allowances
were small, but they were graft, none the
less, and It Is graft that has been sanc
tioned. With the spirit of graft pervading the
higher circles. It is not surprising that
underlings should attempt to follow the
example of their superiors, but It Is the
underlings that suffer. The clerk who
makes J50 or 3100 out of some contract
that passes through -his, hands, the indi
vidual who defrauds the Government out
of 3100 worth of land, is made to pay the
penalty, while the men higher up, who
successfully work a graft that is "worth
while," go untouched.
President's Influence Felt.
But the stand of the administration is
having Its effect. Had It not been for
the position of the President, and the re
sulting public sentiment, there Is little
doubt that the mileage graft would have
passed the Senate as well as the House.
Had it not been for this same sentiment,
the Jamestown commission graft would
have been approved by Congress. Had it
not been for the President's stand, the
various Junkets of Congressional commit
tees would have been made at Govern
ment expense. Instead of at the expense
of the men participating. There Is a spirit
of reform mingling with the spirit of
graft, and gradually overpowering It, but
tho reform is slow of accomplishment.
Was Not Gambling. -
PORTLAND, March 19. (To the Editor.)
In your issue for the 15th Inst, appears a
statement that I was found In a sambllng
house and arrested on a charge of having
lottery tickets In ray possession. Will you
kindly allow me to say that the room where
I was found not a gambling-room, but
the private apartment of some Chinese. I
was there looking. after some of the pupils
who attend the night school, ot which I
am a member. I had no lottery tickets on
my person or In my possession, nor was
any one gambling In that room.
As soon as the facts were m&de known I
was at once set at liberty, and no charge
was found against me. May I add that as
& helper In the night school of the Presby
terian Mission It is one of my duties to
look, after popils, and this duty takes me
Into the lodging rooms where so many ot
them lire, but I have nothing to do with
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