Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, August 10, 1905, Page 14, Image 14

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TILS MORNIXG OREGONIAN, THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 1905.
EMPIRE WAITING
LUD
Central Oregon J-las Rich Re
sources and Irrigation
Schemes Progressing.
SETTLERS ARE ON THE LAND
One Company Has 140,000 Acres
Covered by Canals Railroad's
Delay Hinders Devel
opment Work.
C. C. Hutchinson, land commissioner,
of the Deschutes Irrigation & Power
Company, does not think much of Mr.
Harriman's policy of first getting
the country developed and then having a
railroad follow the people. Mr. Hutchin
son represents a firm that has built can
als and ditches in Central Oregon, a fer
tile country which he claims Is farther
away from a railroad than any other
valuable lands W the United States. He
believes that a railroad into Central Ore
gon Is necessary to the development of
this rich section of tho state and refutes
the statement that the country is not
sufficiently populated to warrant the O.
R. & X. Company building a branch
line from Shanlko to Bond.
"It is nonsense," said Mr. Hutchinson
yesterday afternoon, "for railroad men to
eay 'develop the country and then we
will build a railroad. It takes a railroad
to develop and open a rich country such
as is In Central Oregon. Settlers can
not be Induced to take up farms so far
from traffic, for there is no chance to
dispose of their products. Here Is an in
stance, just as soon as a railroad is built
into this section of the country. I know
a number of financiers who will built a
beet sugar factory' with a capacltj of
1000 of beets a day, and it will take COOO
acres to grow beets enough to keep this
factory supplied.
"Replying to the speeches of Mr. Har
riman. Cotton and others relative to Cen
tral Oregon, the lands of the Deschutes
Irrigation & Power Company, aro as fol
io ws:-
"The Pilot Butte segregation, 84,707
acres; Oregon Irrigation Company segre
gation, 56,007 acres: the Deschutes Irri
gation & Power Company segregation,
74,198 acres.
"The canals of the company now cover
or will cover by the first of April, 1906,
the two first segregations of 140,714 acres.
The company has sold up to date about
20,000 acres; many of the buyers are ac
tive settlers and are now on the ground
preparing the land for next season's
crop.
"The company took up this matter of
developing the work February, 1904, but
did not commence active work until about
August 1, 1904. The company has spent
up to. July 1, 1905, over $530,000 and it has
before it a total expenditure of probably
about 52,250.000.
"It is a hard thing to sell lands to
Eastern people who have been accus
tomed to the benefits of transportation
and to get them to go in and buy land
70 to 100 miles irom railroads. We feel
that with a railroad we would not have
half enough land to meet the demand
the coming year. "We think that it Is a
benefit to the settler and to the State
of Oregon to have this irrigation work
done by private capital instead of by the
National Government, as' the landes cov
ered by the canals of the Deschutes Irri
gation & Power Company will average
to the settler $10 per acre, while the Gov
ernment cannot cite a case in all of Its
extensive irrigation works where the
lands have been brought to the settlers
for less than an average of $30 per acre.
"In the Twin Falls irrigation proposi
tion in Idaho, (a private enterprise) of
which the lands were sold to tho set
tler at an average of $25.50 an acre, tho
demand was so large that there were not
lands enough to go around, so the lands
had to be drawn by lots. The soil of
the land covered by the Deschutes Irri
gation .& Power Company's ditches is as
good, if not better, than that under the
Twin Falls system, and equal to the
Taklma country where the lands are
now selling for from $100 to $1000 per acre.
"By the aid of transportation we would
have a settler on every SO acres of land
of the 215,000 acres inside of two years.
With Irrigation SO acres Is a large farm
and no doubt within a short time the
average will be 40 acres to the family.
"Beyond the lands of this company lies
a great plain south of the Paulina Moun
tains, which Is 100 by 200 miles in extent
and on which the sagebrush grows as
high as ten feet In places, and this coun
try would be ' all opened up and farmed
if It had transportation. There is a great
lake under this land and water can be
gotten by going down from five to 15
feet for wells.
"There are other Irrigation schemes In
the same territory which probably cov
ers 100,000 acres all of which have set
tlers, or the lands are ready for the set
lers. "The railroads should anticipate busi
ness Instead of waiting for the country
to develop before building a road.
"It Is hard to tell how much population
Central Oregon would have with trans
portation. Crook County is one-half the
size of the State of Ohio and no doubt
with transportation Crook County In live
years would have a population of 20.000
people having now about 7000 population.
Central Oregon is the best part of Oregon
as you will see in time."
PERS0NALMENTI0N.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Guerln, Jr., and
child, of Bond, are registered at the
Portland.
C. M. Levey, of Tacoma, assistant to
President Elliott, of the Northern Pa
cific, Is a guest at tho Portland.
Judge Edward Whltson, United States
District Judge for the Eastern Washing
ton District, of Spokane, is a Portland
visitor.
H. H. Newhall and family are spend-,
ing the heated term In tholr boathouse.
anchored in the Willamette River near
Fulton.
Harry J. Parklson. wife and son. of San
Francisco, are staying at University
Park, and visiting the Exposition. They
may make Portland their" home.
JuSgo J. W. Robinson, of Olympla.
"Wash., is in the city to attend the meet
ing of the lawyers of the Pacific Coast,
and is a guest at the Portland.
District Engineer Holdon, of the East
Side, Is taking a vacation, and his terri
tory north from Holladay Addition Is
being looked after by William Kerrigan
during his absence.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Countryman, from
Ellendale. N. D., came last week to see
the Exposition, and are guests of friends
here. Mr. Countryman got his start In the
rich soil of Illinois and has reached the
stature of 6 feet and 9 inches.
Mr. and Mrs. John I Rose, who arrived
in this city last week, drove a team from
San Diego, CaL, a distance of 1429 miles
to see the country all the way long, and
to visit the Exposition. They have been
so well pleased with their experiences
that they will return the same way.
D. M. Randies, of the Historical De
partment of Iowa, Des Moines is. ja
Portland and will Temaln in this "vicinity
for two weeks. This is his first visit to
the "Far West." He spent a portion of
yesterday forenoon In the rooms of the
Oregon Historical Society. Yesterday he
met a brother, now a resident of Gilliam
County, whom he had not seen since
1SC0.
Hampton I Carson, of Philadelphia,
Attorney-General of Pennsylvania, and
one of the foremost lawyers of that state,
is at the Portland. He Is .here to visit Oho
Exposition and to deliver an address at
the meeting of the Pacific Coast Bar Asso
elation today. A luncheon was tondercd
him at the University Club yesterday by
Wallace McCamant.
J. H. Keathey, of Minneapolis, a whole
sale dealer in breads tuffs, visited Port
land during the week past for the first
time in four years. A'gentleman in the
city then told Mr. Keatlcy about the pros
pective Lewis and Clark Exposition, arid
secured a promise from him that he
would return In 1903. He came last week to
fulfill that promise and Is more than
pleased to see existing conditions and
particularly the Exposition, with which
he is greatly taken, pronouncing it tho
best in all respects of any yet held.
NEW YORK, Aug. 9. (SpecIaL)-North-western
people registered today as fol
lows: From Seattle Miss Furth, F. K. Struve,
at the Wolcott; J. J. Doheny, at tho Na
varre. From Spokane Dr. G. T. Ponn, at tho
Albert.
CHICAGO, Aug.v9. (Special.) Oregon
lans registered today as follows:
From Portland Mrs. V. Countlss, J. H.
Vbgt, at the Auditorium; A. B. Murray,
at the Kalserhof; C. K. Phillips, at tho
Grace.
From Oregon J. B. Ward, at tho Audi
torium; J. O. Mitchell, at the Sherman
House; J. J. Farrell, at the Morrison; W.
W. Frye. at the Palmer House.
From Salem R. C. Davis, at tho Ma
jestic. From Oregon City H. J. Pratt, at the
Kalserhof; F. A. Norton, at the Great
Northern.
WOULD BUY CITY ITER
THAT IS SOLUTION OFFERED IX
MOUNT TABOR SITUATION.
Mnnngcment of Suburban Plant De
mands Portland Furnish Water
to Annexed District.
"There Is but one real solution to the
water famine at Mount Tabor," said J. M.
Arthur, of the Mount Tabor wator jjlant
yesterday, "and that is for the Portland
Water Committee to lot us have Bull
Run water enough to supply" that portion
of Mount Tabor which was voted annexed
to Portland."
Mr. Arthur went Into details yesterday
In explaining the situation at Mount
Tabor and the efforts he has been making
to give- the people water. He took over
the plant more than ten yars ago, not
from any choice on his part, but because
he was compelled to do so. For many
years it hardly paid expenses, but It has
done a good business for some time. The
situation Is one of great perplexity and
constant annoyance now that water is
short and must be shut off every night to
allow it to be stored In the reservoir.-
"I simply have not the water to in
crease the present supply," continued Mr.
Arthur, "as the Paradise Springs are
not supplying near as much this Summer
as last, besides that district has grown
rapidly In every direction. If I am al
lowed to take water from upper Mount
Tabor reservoir to supply the district
annexed to the city it would leave enough
to furnish the remainder of the district.
This is what I have been trying to do
for some time, but have not succeeded.
But If the people of Mount Tabor will
back me up I believe I can get the relief
necessary. It will not cost the city a
cent. I will make the connection and pay
for the water. I shall again urge the
members of the water committee to allow
me to make this connection at my own j
ejiiiuu&e. i nave nusuanaea ine spring an
that Is possible, but at tills dry season
the water Is low. There Is some other
water near Mr. Buchanan's residence
which I tried to use, but could not. To
save the spring water we use this out
side water for the bollor. We have mailed
letters to consumers forbidding theu-use
of water for irrigation in order to sup
ply the people for domestic .purposes, but
allow some to be used to save valuable
plants.
"With the certainy that Mount Tabor
and Montavilla will come Into the city,
there Is no 'encouragement to extend the
plant, or secure more water, as that would
take up the Income for the next ten years.
I would not be Justified In going to that
enormous oxpense. There are only about
three months in the year during the
Summer when there is a shortage. Wo
have been shutting off water at night
to save the supply for consumers on the
higher levels. The greatest single con
sumer is the Portland Sanitarium, which
requires daily 500 gallons of water. I
have urged the managers to reduce the
quantity for the benefit of the nnio in
the surrounding territory."
This is the situation as set forth by
Mr. Arthur, who said that he would take
the matter up at once with thn Pnrtirmr
Water Committee and see if he could not
be allowed to connect with the Mount
Tabor reservoir, having a 3-Inch main
near the reservoir, it would not take long
to make such connection. There are be
tween 4000 and 5000 people affected. Water
being shut off at night leaves tho district
helpless in case of fire.
MR, HARRIMAN DEPARTS
Special Train Starts With Railroad
Magnate to San Francisco.
E. H. Harriman terminated his visit
to Portland at 3 o'clock yesterday af
ternoon, his special train at that hour
starting on the trip to San Francisco
over the line of the Southern Pacific,
the private car of General Manager
O'Brien being attached to tho five
wheeled-palaces that constitute the reg
ular traveling office and hotel of the
dominating figure In the railroad af
fairs .of Wall street. Mr. O'Brion was
the. only official of the Oregon lines ac
companying the financier across tho
state, and at Ashland E. E. Calvin,
general manager of the Southern Pa
cific system, will meet tho train to ac
company his chief to the Bay City,
where he will romaln most of the time
until Wednesday next when with mem
bers of his party ho will sail for the
Orient on a trip of recreation.
Yesterday, irf company with other
visiting officials, some calls wero made
at offices of the Oregon lines, some time
being Jevoted to going over matters
with "General Manager O'Brien, and In
consultation -with Traffic Director
Stubbs and Assistant Traffic. Director
Stohr. A number of tho officials were
at the depot to wish Mr. Harriman a
pleasant voyage on his trans-Pacific so
journ. Last night two special cars were at
tached to the O. R, & N, train for the
Interior, occupied by Traffic Director
Stubbs, Assistant Traffic Director Stohr
General Freight Agent R. B. Miller)
Mrs. Stubbs, and private secretaries of
the officials, for a trip of inspection
over the O. R, & N., including the Idaho
country about Lewiston. Jt Is the
intention to complete the trip la about
on jycek, ,
WATER BOARD UNDECIDED
TIE VOTE ON EXTENSION OF
SUBURBAN 3IAINS.
Action Upon Numerous Petitions for
Additional Water" Service and
Mains In Residence Parts.
. There was a lot of discussion before the
Water Board yesterday relative to per
mitting any further extension of mains
beyond the city limits, aad resulted In a
tie vote upon the proposition, with the
Mayor undecided.
The question came up In tho form of
various petitions of residents for per
mission to take up an okl pipe and relay
another pipe lino located on the south
side of the Section Line road instead of
tho north side. ' it being set forth that
six, out of the nine residents lived on the
south side. Bates and Raff e to favored
granting EL L. Peterson. Mrs. Corbln.
Crooks and others the privilege of con
necting with the city mains, white Ladd
and Josephl opposed. The Mayor took the
matter under consideration.
Bids for laying 672 square yards of as
phalt pavement on the dams at reservoirs
three and four were opened as follows:
Warren Construction Company; S9 cents
a square yard, or$6&2S; 'Trinidad Asphalt
Paving Company, $1.44 a square yard, or
$840,60. The bids were referred to the
superintendent and engineer for exami
nation. The following petitions were granted:
Oregon Real Estate Company, mains on
Clackamas street; E. B. Foley and others,
on Cleveland avenue betweon Fremont
and Beech streets; G. M. Hawes and
others; Clinton street, between Twelfth
and Fifteenth; C. Radtke and six others,
on Waverly street, between Peninsular
avenue and Bayard street, and H. H.
Crosier and others, Eist Washington, be
tween East Thirty-fifth and East Thirty
sixth streets.
The petitions of W. J. Christmos and
others, R. Price and others. H. H. Brown
and others and M. E. Thompson were
denied on the ground that the present In
come to be derived would not justify
laying the mains.
It was recommended that the mains
petitioned for by R. L. Cates for streets
In the Ladd Addition would cost $44SO.
and that mains should be laid only from
Hawthorne avenue to Maple street;
thence easterly through the alley to
Poplar street, and thence north to Haw
thorne avenue. This main will cost $1K,
and is considered amply sufficient to
supply the 16 dwellings along the route.
The following petitions for mains were
referred to the superintendent and engi
neer: O. A. Neal and others. J. E. Smith
and others. C. B. Aitchcson and others.
A. R. Compston, William E. Williamson
and others, Fred KInderf and others.
O. L. Lehman and others. F. C. Goodwin
and others. Multnomah Real Esate As
sociation and others, A. Wright and oth
ers, and F. Henshaw.
The report of Superintendent Dodge
shows that the receipts for July were
$51.19L39: expenditures, construction ac
count. $lG.9f&44. and balance on hand
July 31. 8S.771.56.
RESCUED FROM REEFS
(Continued Front Pai-e 1.)
was thought that the steamer Lewiston
could make regular runs, owing to the
fact that she was Just rebuilt. WTord
was received from Captain Works to
night that the boat reached Almota and
had to tie up. owing to the stage of
water; being toe low to get ovr shallow
places. The steamer returned to Riparia
to remain until the river rises.
The river is the lowest now In nianv
years, and at the Lewiston dock, of the
w. it. s t. company registers five tenths
above zero and Is still falling. There
Is little prospect for a rise within neveral
weeks, or at least until rain falls.
Aberdeen Shipping Notes.
ABERDEEN. Wash.. Aug. 9. -Special.)
The steamer; Norwood, which is In port
from San Francisco, has been placed on
uia.v is naruor run yesieroay. i lie
Norwood brought 100 tons of freight and
44 passengers.
The tug Cudahy fouled and wrenched
her rudder In the harbor making neces
sary a new rudder and other repairs.
She Is on the Llndstrom Marine Railway.
The llghthouFc tender Manzlnltk Is In
the harbor to look after some displaced
buoys. s
The schooner Watson A. West now here
was fined $500 for a violation of the marine
laws In regard to her papers. It was a
slight technical neglect and after a prom
ise to obey the law hereafter, the fine
was remitted.
Sailors Nearly Starved to Death.
CHESTER. Pa.. Aug. 9.-Thirteen Scot
tish sailors taken from the fcver-strlckoo.
British steamer Barn ton. who are now
In Chester Hospital, tell an unusual tale
of suffering. They say that stores could
not be procured In foreign ports, and
when they were at sea all meat became
unfit to oat, but they either had to accept
It or starve.
After the men entered Chester Hospital
they began to rave for food, and Insisted
on being given a full meal. The doctors
found that the worst of their sufferings
was In being nearly starved to death.
Calms Delay Last DlrlRo.
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. P. The ship
Dirlgo arrived at the Sprockets sugar
refinery from Honolulu today, with a
cargo of raw sugar." The Dirlgo, accord
ing to Captain Goodwin, practically
drifted from Honolulu to the Delaware
breakwater, a distance of 14.000 miles. The
run required 156 days. On several days
the Dirlgo, which Is one of the fastest
clipper ships afloat, made only 50 miles.
The weather on both the Atlantic and
Pacific Oceans was calm and sultry, with
Incessant rains. Only two vessels were
seen until- close to land.
Halcyon, at Vancouver.
VANCOUVER, Wash.. Aug. -(Special.)
The lumber schooner Halcyon ar
rived at the dock of the Washington &
Oregon Lumber Company this morning
where she will take a ull cargo of 40000
feet. The cargo goes to to Tower Bros.,
of San Francisco.
Big Cargo on Hazel Dollar.
EVERETT Wash., Aug. 9.-Thc new
steamer Hazel Dollar cloarcd today with
4,000.000 feet of lumber for Kobe and
Shanghai. It Is one of the largest car
goes ever taken from the Sound.
Marino Notes.
Frank A. Jones, National president of
the Marine Engineers of America, W. J.
Brady. Jr., president of the San Francisco
branch, and J. J. Searcy, business agent
of the same organization, are In the
city seeing the Exposition. They leave
for Seattle In a few days and later go
to Alaska.
The bark. Star of Bengal, arrived at
Astoria yesterday from San Francisco.
She will receive her cargo at the Port
land Lumber Company's mill.
The steamer Newport has been lifted
on the drydock for some minor repairs
to her hulL
t
Domestic and Foreign Ports.
ASTORIA, Auk. O.-Condltlen of th. bar at
5 P. iL, smooth: wind northwest, weather
doady. Arrived at 3 and left up t 7
A aL steamer 5sahJafl, ir-ya Sts loa;
m
If you will give it the tobacco expert's test, you need not leave anything to
your imagination. Just smoke it with your favorite 10-cent cigar both at once,
a few puffs of that and a few of this, and make your own comparison. If the
Cubanola doesn't prove to be actually a better smoke than the other, your favorite
10-cenbcigar is a good bit better tnan the average, that's all
i
eo: Arrived at G:20 A. 51. and left up at
1 P. 51. Steamer Rlrt Dollar, from Sen
KrancUco. Arrived at 7:13 A M. and UP
up at I" M. German steamer Nicomedla.
from Hongkong and way ports. Salle.i
11:30 A. "M. Steamer Elmore, for Tilla
mook. Arrlvtil at 12 51. American hark
Star of Bengal, from San FranclecA. Ar
rived down at :30 P. M. Steamer Ilfonl
San Franelftco. Ahr 9. Hailed --Schooner
Sec.ttota. for GoteraM River. Salted at
T. 51 Steamer F. A. Kilbcrn. for Port
land and eoast porta. Sailed !at nisRt--Steamer
Franclx II. Lesgett. for Portland.
Arrived last night Steamer Itedendo. ;roro
Portland.
Queen5town. Ahr. 8. Arrived Si earner
Teutonic from Jew York
San Francisco. Aug. 0- Arrived Steamer
Homer, from Gray's Harbor; steamer Uma
tilla, from Victoria: transport Buford, from
5Ian!la. Sailed Steamer T. A. Kilbsrn, for
Astoria; steamer Enterprise, for Honolulu.
THE HARRIMAN BANQUET:
And an Interpretation Thpreof by
Joseph Gnton.
PORTLAND. As. 8. To the Editor.) The
Oregontan J to be congratulated Ux; Its
frank ana' trutafol review of the Harriman
banquet in this morning editorial. And it
s a nit that there are no more friends of
Portland than Mr. Wilcox, in that larse party
of banqueter, to defend the real Interests of
the city. He alone seems to have had the
courace and backbone to beard tho Hon In his
den.
Xow. to be frank about It. did any of that
large party of gentlemen (barring the wine
and feaptlng) really believe that 5Ir. Harri
man wants a thirty-foot channel from Port
land to the' sea? What doe he want with it?
He owns all the country on the Paeiflc Slope
from Mexico up to the Columbia. River. He
has a sreat harbor nod vat terminals at San
Francisco, a central point together to the
outgoing and lacomln? commerce of an em
pire of wealth and production. It is vastly
more profitable to make one line of ocean
eteamers handle this commerce across the Pa
cific Ocean than to divide It between two
lice one at San Francisco and one at the
Columbia River. That Is one reason wjsy be
don'.t want the Columbia River improved.
But here is another and a greater reaon.
If a thirty-fool channel is opened- from Port
land to the eea. it will be the strongest pos
sible rearon why the ChtcuRo & Xorthweatern
system ebould extend a line from their pres
ent "Western terminus to Portland, Oregon.
Eltr.fr of those great railroad systems can com
ma n transcontinental business enough to sup
port a trans-Pacific line of ocean steamer'
from a thlrty-fect channel in the Columbia,
and they can be reasonably expected to take
advantage of such an opening to push their
lines to this city. But that it Just what
neither 51 r. Harriman nor Mr. J. J. Hill wlU
permit to be done If they Jointly or severally
can nrevent it.
If 5Ir. Harriman owns the Northern Pacific
railroad system, in addition to hki other lines,
or it Mr. Hill owned, in addition to his pres
ent lines, tho Oregon Railway & Navigation
and Oregon Short Line systems, then cither of
those Imperial magnates would be red-hot for
a thirty-foot channel In the Columbia and
they would get It. too. Does anybody with a
thimbleful of brains who reads the dally pa
pers think for a moment that Mr. Harriman
and Mr. Hill, or either of them, cannot con
trol Senators enough In the United States
Congress to get all the money necesfary to
roako a thirty-foot channel from Portland to
the sea? The kind of men now in the Sen
ate (and the Senate controls' Congresd) are the
kind of Statesmen manufactured is the pri
vate offices of tho railroad kings.
The sooner this city and the State of Ore
gon awake to the necessity of taking- vigor
ous and effective steps to protect Its own
commercial Interests, the xooner will a pro
tect be respected by Mr. Harriman. "What
Portland ought to have done long ago was
to have made terms with Mr. Harriman for
his Corvallls & Eastern road, and gotten over
the Cascade range on an ea?y grade into the
heart of Eastern Oregon, where feeders to a
main line could have been run out in alt
dlrctlons. 51r. Hammond offered very easy
terms, and even better terms could have been
secured If be had been met in a reasonable
way. It may be eald that Portland had no
money to handle that proposition. But that is
xot true. A city that can give away fran
Chiiitr rc- -r-TM-g- -icb hava. been. told,
The same tobacco made
into cigars in the ordinary
way would make a good
chaser, and
pleted on a huge scale, the Cubanola is not only
considerably better than the average 10-cent cigar, but
it costs the smoker only half as much.
CIGAI
Cubanola cigars are delivered to the dealer in perfect condition, direct from, the humidors, every box sepa
rately cased in a dust-tight, weather-proof, paramnc wrapper. The -Triangle A on the Cubanola box stands
for perfect cigars. It is a merit-mark that means science, system and cleanliness in every process, and
bettor cigars for. less money. Cub emotes are sold by all dealers in good cigars.
Trade Supplied by MASON EHRMAN & CO., Portland, Ore.
fix million dollars In cash, could easily have
bought the Corvallls road. A moiety of the
lum for which the street railroad franchises
have just K-en .'old would have purchased
Hammond's road and extended It from the
Santiam to Portland, and frcm the present
terminus a Detroit over the Hiountalrw to
Prinevllle. ieavtng an unmortgaged track on
which five million dollars could have been
ralMd to extend the line to the lake re
regions of Southeasrcrn -Oregon.
Xow, If Mr. Harriman does extend the pres
ent Columbia Southern from Shanlko to the
Southern part of the State. Portland will' be
Kablo to get the wrong end of the poker.
For' whenever a San Francisco railroad king
gets. a railroad out Into the great plateau of
Southeastern Oregon, the track is pretty eure
to run down grade all the way from the
region of Bend to San Francisco Bay. Pit:
River drains Goose- Lake, in Lake County.
Oregon, and practically ail the plateau coun
try south of Bend on the Des Chutes; and It
is a dawn-grade pull through the Pitt River
Valley to the Sacramento near Redding; and
that Is the road Mr. Harriman' trains will run
if they ever run anywhere out of that South
eastern Oregon rip Ion.
Mr. Cotton eeemt to think that nobody in
Oregon knows anything about the State but
himself, while in fact there is a lot of peo
rle here who got out here a generation almost
besore he did. and jfnow enough about the re
towce of Oregon to knoy that his defense of
his client if not well taken.
The resources of Oregon, and the ability to
furolsa traffic for rallroada. are not surpassed
by any State In the Union. But these vast
IntereTite have been neglected by the people
and their representatives. It Is unreasonable to
expect that either Mr. Harriman or 3Ir. Hill
will actively support any effort to secure a
thirty-foot channel to the sea. Neither will
either of these gentlemen ever permit the con
st ruction of a canal at The Dalles. That
echeme is now in a bad shape- Tnere is a
portage read built and owned by the State,
but there are no beats above the falls to bring
boMness to the road, ami It Is doing nothing.
The State will not go Into the steamboat
btMlnessv and private capital Is not likely
to put boats on the upper river against the
opposition of Mr. Harriman and 5Ir. Hill.
So that, when Congress meets, and more
money Us asked to prosecute work on the canal.
It is very likely that a Unite States Senator
living along the Illinois Central I Harriman)
railroad, will arise la his "place In the United
States Senate and explain, pro bono publico,
that inasmuch as there is at preient a State
portage railroad around The Dalles of the Co
lumbia ready to do all the business which
may offer, and Inasmuch as said railroad has
not done any business, or had any ofTer of any
business, and Inasmuch as there are no steam
boats on the upper Columbia to bring traffic
down the river to either this road or to a
canal, therefore there Is no need for further
appropriations to thin canal project.
Hao. the portage road proved a knock-out of
The Dalles canal? Ask Joe Teal.
J. GASTON.
Opp Mine Sold to Xeiv Yorkers.
MEDFORD, Or.. Aug. 9. (Special.) The
control of the Opp mine, located six miles
from 5ledford. today passed Into the
hands of R. P. Murphy and associates, of
Albany. X. Y., who closed the deal with
J. "V. Opp for his Interest, amounting to
TOpor cent of tho stock of the company.
First payment was made on a basis of
S125.0CO for the block 'of stock and the
buyers will get possession September 1.
Fostorn & Gunnel!, managers of the
Oregon Belle mine, owned by Smythe &
Kc'b. of Amsterdam. X. T., negotiated
the deal -with the buyers and It Is rum
ored that a fifth stamp mill, to be oper
ated by electricity from the Condor plant
on Rogue River, will be Installed at once.
This Is the mine which astonished the
owners by showing a rich pay streak of
high-grade ore In April last and which has
excited great Interest In mining circles
since that time, the Indications being
very favorable to a continuance of the
richer ore. the deposit having been found
at a depth of ISO feet below the surface.
Idaho Iiabor Dny Proclamation.
BOISE. Idaho. Aug. 9. Governor Good
ing has lmucd his proclamation desig
nating Labor Day and urging the people
to observe It.
By authority of law, I. F. R. Gooding. Gov
ernor of tho State of Idaho,- hereby desig
nate Monday. Sentember 4. IS05. & TjW
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toll and by encouragement of friendly rela
tions between all classes of citizens. It is
recommended that all establishment of in
dustry within the etate be clooed on that
day and that In every way possible employers
co-operate with employes in worthy recogni
tion of the dignity of labor and in becom
ing observance of labor's holiday. In testi
mony whereof I have hereunto set my hand
and caused the great seal of the state to be
affixed hereto. Done at the Capitol In Bote,
this 4th day of August. 1006.
F. R. GOODING. Governor.
(Seal.) By the Governor.
WILL H. GIBSON. Secretary of State.
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