Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, April 17, 1907, SECOND EDITION, Page 16, Image 16

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TUB MORNiyQ OREGONIAy, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 1907.
F
Bourne and Hawley Interest
High Government Officials
in Oregon's Case.
INTERVIEW THE PRESIDENT
Also Discuss Proposed Suit With
the Attorney-General Junior
Senator Will Remain on Fir
ing Line In Washington.
One of the important public matters
now occupying the attention of Senator
Bourne in Washington is the Southern
Pacific land grants, which the people
of Western Oregon want sold at $2.50
an acre and in 160-acre traots, as was
stipulated by the acts of Congress giv
ing ,. the lands to aid construction of
railroads in Oregon.
To a communication from The Ore
gronian on the subject. Senator Bourne
has replied as follows:
. "I regard this as an extremely Im
portant matter, especially to the peo
ple of Southwestern Oregon; probably
more Important than anything to arise
for some ttme to come.
"I have had several conferences with
the Attorney-General in reference to
the same, calling on him in the first
place in company with Mr. Hawley.
Subsequently we called together on
two different occasions and discussed
the matter in considerable detail. Rep
resentative Hawley also .called on the
President and talked with him on the
line of action which he sought to have
taken and succeeded In getting the
President Interested in the case.
"Now that Mr. Hawley has returned
to Oregon I shall continue to push this
matter to the best of my ability and
expect to remain here until some sat
isfactory action has been taken."
That the Attorney-General will take
up the matter and begin some kind of
suit against the Southern Pacific to
compel adherence by that company to
the terms of the grant seems assured.
Resort to Technicalities.
As might be expected, the Southern
Pacific attorneys are resorting to a
maze of technicalities for the purpose,
first, of maintaining that title in the
granted lands for the railroad to Cali
fornia was vested in the Oregon Cen
tral Railway Company (east side of
the Willamette River) prior to enact
ment of the law of 1S69, imposing on
the lands the restrictions which the
people want enforced; and second, that
the limitations are repugnant to ab
solute title in the lands which Con
gressional acts vested In the company.
The Oregon Central (east side) was ab
sorbed by the Oregon & California
Railroad in 1870, and the latter com
pany was leased to the Southern Pa
cific in 1881.
Two land grants now held by the South
ern Pacific were donated in Oregon by
Congress. The larger, consisting of some
1. 000,000 acres, was obtained by the Oregon
Central Railway (East Side) of Salem,
snd its successor, the Oregon & California
Railroad, for a road to California; the
other, consisting of 600.000 acres, by the
Oregon Central Railway (West Side) of
Portland, for a road to McMinnville.
These two companies claimed the same
name and between them bitter war was
waged in 1S6S-9 for the larger grant.
Afterward the West Side company se
cured the second, lesser grant.
The larger grant was secured by the
Bast Side company under an act of Con
gress of April 10, 1869. The Congressional
act creating the grant was approved July
25, 1S66, providing that a railroad com
pany should receive the land as a .bonus
for construction and as guarantee of its
bonds. This original act of 1866 declared
that the company receiving the grant
should be designated by the Oregon Leg
islature, should file acceptance of the
terms of the grant within one year after
the act became effective and should com
plete 20 miles of railroad within two years
after passage of the act or by July 25,
1S63.
Allowed Grant to Lapse.
The Legislature designated the West
Side Oregon Central Railway Company
recipient of the grant by Joint resolution,
October 10, 1S6S, and the company filed
acceptance of the act within the year re
quired. As the company was not able to
Bnish 20 miles of railroad in the two
years. Congress granted 18 months ex
tenslop of time, by act of June 25, 1868,
or until December 25. 1S69. The company
did not finish" the 20 miles by that time,
either, and Its claims to the grant there
fore lapsed. This company next year re
ceived the smaller grant by another act
of Congress for the line to McMinnville.
A rival railroad built 0 miles of road
within the required time and snatched the
land grant from the West Side company.
It was the East' Side Oregon Central Rail
way Company, of Salem. This company
claimed that the West Side company wai
rot incorporated on October 10, 1866, when
the Legislature designated it as the re
cipient of the grant and that therefore
the resolution of the Legislature at that
time was void. The East Side company
Incorporated April 22. 1867, and took the
name of the other company. In the next
Legislature the East Side company,
backed by Ben Holladay, prevailed on the
Legislature to rescind the resolution of
October 10, 1S66, and to declare the East
Side company the recipient.
This seoond Joint resolution of the
legislature was adopted October 20,
1S68. The West Bide Company de
clared the second resolution of no ef
fect and went on with Its affairs. Its
claims lapsed by failure to complete
the first 20 miles by December 25, 1869.
In order to admit the East Side Com
pany to claim the grant. Senator
George H. Williams secured passage in
Congress an act of April 10, 1S69, pro
viding that "any railroad company
heretofore designated by the Legislat
ure of the State of Oregon" might file
aecrptanco of the terms of the act of
1S6S, within one year after passage of
the new act of April 10, 1869, and
that the railroad which should first
complete 2d miles should receive the
grant.
Hinges on Act of 1889.
Without the act of 1869, the East
Side Company could not have filed ac
ceptance, since the original act of 1868
provided that that should be done
within one year after its passage.
It thus appears that the source of the
claims of the East Side Company Is the
act of 1S69. This act of 1869 is the Im
portant one, which put on the sale of
the lands the limitations which Senator
Bourne and Mr. Hawley are endeavor
ing to have enforced. By those limi
tations, the company is withheld from
charging more than J2.50 an acre for
the lands, or selling more than 16J
acres to one purchaser or disposing of
the lands to other persons than actual
settlers.
The East Side Company availed Itself
cf the 1869 act to saoure its claim to
FINISH
TO
LAND
MONOPOLY
the land grant, and then to obtain the
grant. It could not have filed accept
ance of the terms of the act of 1866
without the year's extension of time
for so doing allowed by the act of
1869, the time for filling this necessary
condition having expired July 25, 1867,
according to the terms of the original
act of 1866.
The Interior Department recognized the
West Side Company until it failed to
finish Its first 20 miles of road by Decem
ber 25, 1869. Then the way was open for
the East Side Company and Its successor,
the Oregon & California, which absorbed
it April 4, 1870, for the purpose of curing
defects In the organization of the East
Side Company. In July, 1879, the Su
preme Court of Oregon declared the East
Side Company never had a lawful exist
ence, in the case of Billon vs. Holladay,
Eighth Oregon, page 85.
Note Flaw In Title.
It thus appears that the East Side Com
pany made use of the 1869 act to obtain
the land grant and now seeks to repudi
ate another part of the act which the
people desire enforced the limitations on
the sale of the lands. The attorneys for
the Southern Pacific, seeing this flaw in
the chain of title to the lands, declare
that title was vested in the East Side
company prior to the act of 1S69.
From the East Side Company have come
the rights and claims which the Southern
Pacific holds to the larger grant. This
fact has been set forth repeatedly by the
attorneys of the Southern Pacific.
The East Side Company was absorbed
by the Oregon & California in 1870 and
the Oregon & California was leased by the
Southern Pacific in 1881. The West Side
Company was absorbed by the Oregon &
California in 1879.
DEFECTS OF BRIDGE LAW
Mr.
Wag non Also Discusses the
"Free Water" Amendment.
PORTLAND April 16. (To the Editor.)
I wish to say a. few worda to the people of
Portland about the bridge tax and the free
water, and I specially address this message
to those in the humble homes of this city.
Much has been said In some quarters
about the bridge tax and what an awful
thins; it would be to repeal the bridge tax!
Look and see what this bridge law really
Is. It provides that no bridge can be con
structed with this fund across the Willam
ette River, and that no funds can be used
to build bridges that cost less than $15,000.
So the law is no good to the people of Port
land In the construction of any bridge, un
less that bridge costs more than $15,000.
Or in other words, unless it is suitable for
the use of the Portland Railway, Light &
Power Company. The law also provides
that the City Council shall fix the "just"
proportion that any street railway company
is to pay for the construction of said
bridge, leaving it to the City Council to say
what that "just" proportion is. And we
have had occasions in times past to know
that the City Council always stretches a
point to be "Just" to a street railway com
pany. These are the objectionable features to
the bridge tax: First, that the bridge must
cost $15,000 or more; second, that it leaves
wholly to the Council to build a bridge for
the street railway company. We have all
seen this company give up Us franchise
when the bridges rotted. And when the
bridges were rebuilt by the people the com
pany had these franchises renewed.
So much for the present bridge law. Now,
to show the hypocrisy of thoss who sweat
blood about 'this bridge tax. The Free
Water Amendment, If carried, will not go
into effect until the first day of January,
1908 ao it would not disturb equilibrium
this year. If the people of Portland are
destroui of a bridge tax law, the Council,
who is antagonising this deception, might
draw up a fair and honest bridge law to
build all kinds of bridges, as all kinds of
people are assessed for the money. Why
not have the law submitted to the voters at
the election to be held the first Monday in
June, 1908? That would only leave the city
from January to June without a sacred
bridge law. The election in June Is not
a city election, but it would be an easy
matter for the City Council to call an
election at that time, as the expense would
be small almost nothing as we will have
a State election at that time.
Those who drew the Free Water Amend
ment had this one idea in view, that of
equal rights to all and special privileges
to none. So. when we ran across that part
of section 114 which gives a special priv
ilege to the Portland Railway, Light &
Power Company and to the people who own
land on Portland Heights and who wish to
exploit tt at publlo expense, we refused to
be a party to the crime. To re-enact the
bridge tax law as In amending any section
of the city charter It is necessary to re-
enact all parts of the section which is
amended.
Those who are fighting the free water
proposition do not do so on account of the
bridge tax. but because it is giving the
people what really belongs to them. It is
stopping the good thing of those who own
farms inside the city and valuable down
town property, by making them pay for
the water mains that improve their prop
erty. Those who cry out loudest against
giving free water to the household think
It Is all right to give free water mains to
the rich. We see the water board now
gives $50,000 worth of. free water mains
to the rich in the warehouse district. What
the Free Water Association tried was to
stop this good picking for the special few
at the expense of the industrious many.
If the City Council tries to block the
Free Water Amendment, by ordering It off
the ballot, the people will not permit such
a thing. They will take the matter to the
courts and see what can be done. We will
take part In that campaign which is going
to be waged In 1908 for the amendment to
the State Constitution, providing for a re
call of office-holders who defy the will of
the people. That bill has already been
drawn and will be submitted at the next
State election, so that In July. 1908, we
can make some of those who set them
selves up now as grand du-kes stand for re
election or recall 1 The people of Oregon
are not going to submit to these abuses any
longer. If the people of Portland want to
amend the city charter, so as to abolish
the bridge tax law, they have a right to
do. It. Four thousand people voted against
the bridge tax law in 1905, and If .they
wish this bridge tax voted on again they
can take the matter up for a vote. It is
their right, regardless of what the City
Council, the City Attorney or the City
Auditor or the Water Board may think.
As to the trick, It Is the Water Board
and the City Council that have resorted to
tricks on the people. They have encum
bered the Bull Run bond issue with $450,000
tax on the people to put water meters in all
houses. They have practiced a hold-up
game on the tenth of each month for water
ratea Now they propose to use water
meters to pick the pockets of the common
people. Again, that same crowd has a
proposition before the people for a steel
fire boat- It also carries along with tt a
joker of $125,000 to lay dry mains for the
rich people of Portland for fire protection.
This at a time when they know that there
are two propositions to be voted on by the
people that would cause these mains to be
laid at tne expense of the property bene
fited. Instead at the expense of the noar
people, who must pay the expenses and con
sequently have to foot the bonds and the
interest.
Individually, I am opposed to the bondlns-
of the city for anything other than a sheer
necessity. A bond on the property is a
mortgage on every home in Portland tb.t
must be paid. I am opposed to mortgaging
the homes of the poor people to lay water
mains for rich downtown property owners.
When the free water amendment is sub.
mltted to a vote of the people, I do not
fear the result. It the people do not want
It. they jr 111 reject It. But if they do want
it. they 'should have a right to vote for it.
And I believe they will have that right and
will make it a law June 3.
H. P. WAOxoy.
K15ER PHOTO CO.
Scenlo Fhotoa Lrobbj- Imperial Hotel.
HER FAREWELL TRIP
Steamship Aragonia Arrives
With Valuable Cargo.
ALESIA TO SUCCEED HER
Vessel Brings Cargo of Firecrackers
and General Merchandise Gun
nies and Jute for Portland and
Seattle Marine News.
The Portland and Asiatic steamship
Aragonia arrived up at 6 o'clock yester
day afternoon and docked at Montgomery
No. 1. The big steamer made the run up
from Astoria in 11 hours, There Is a
heavy current in the river which makes
progress with a heavily loaded steamer
slow.
The Aragonia, white laden with a valu
able cargo, is considerable short, both in
valuation and amount, of the Inward
cargo of the Arabia. Duties on the
STKAaEEB INTELLIGENCE.
Du4 to Arrlv.
Name. From. Data.
Aragonia .Hongkong. . ..In port
Geo. W. Elder. ..Los Angeles.. .In port
Johan Paulsen.. San Fran.... Apr. 18
Costa Rica. .... Fan Pran. . . . Apr. 19
Alliance ........ Coos Bay. . . . ..Apr. 19
Roanoke. ...... .Los Angeles. .-Apr. 21
Columbia ttan Fran. . . .Apr. 24
F. A. Kilburn.. .San Fran Apr. 25
Nlcomedla Hongkong. . ..April 23
Numantla. ... ...Hongkong. . May 25
Arabia ................... Juae IS
Scheduled to Depart.
Name.
Geo. W. Elder
Costa Rica. ...
Johan Poulsen.
Alliance ,
Roanoke. ......
Columbia
F. A Kilburn.
Aragonia. .....
Nlcomedla. .
Numantia. . .
Arabia
For
. .Los Angeles,
..San Fran. .
.San Fran..
.Coos Bay. . .
. Los Angeles.
. .San Fran..
.San Fran. . .
. .Hongkonir. .
. Hongkong. .
Hongkong..
.Hongkong..
Data
..Apr. IT
.. Apr. 21
- Apr. 21
-.Apr. 23
.-Apr. sa
Apr. 26
..Apr. 27
..May 4
..May 15
June 6
.June 23
Cleared Tuesday.
Tiberius, Ger. steamship (Schw&ner),
with 2,998,537 feet of lumber for
Shanghai; value of cargo $48,886.
Leon XIIL Fr. bark (Lucaa), with
99.43S bushels of wheat for Queens
town or Falmouth for orders; valua
of cargo $74,576.
Aragonia's cargo will run well up but the
major portion of them will be paid at
the point of destination.
A large consignment of fire crackers
is on the Aragonia, but the Eastern ship
ments go In bond. There are a number
of cases for Portland consumption. AH
told there are close to 9000 cases of
'Fourth of July noise." The remainder
of the cargo consists of matting, rice,
gunnies, nut oil, silk and Chinese mer
chandise. The Aragonia sailed from Hongkong on
March 17. She landed at Kobe and Yoko
hama. The most of the cargo was re
ceived at Hongkong and Kobe. This is
the last voyage of the Aragonia to the
Columbia River. She is scheduled to sail
for the Orient early In May and la due
in Hongkong June 6. After discharging
at the Chinese port she will proceed to
Hamburg. Her place on the Portland
run will be taken by the steamer Alesia.
The latter vessel is due to sail for the
Coast June 12.
THE LAW MILL BE ENFORCED
Vessels Must Not Exceed Speed Limit
in the Harbor.
Captain J. Speier, the newly-appointed
Harbormaster, has served notice on own
ers of all steam vessels plying in the
regular trade on the Willamette River
that the law governing the speed of boats
in the harbor must be adhered to or
prosecutions will follow. There is an
ordinance to the effect that all steam
vessels shall not proceed through- the
harbor at a greater speed than six miles
an hour. The notice served by the
Harbormaster is as follows:
To Masters, Sr-tiers and Pilots of steam
boats: You are hereby notified that the run
ning of steamboats on the Wilamette River
within the corporate limits of the City of Port
land, and especially between Ross Island and
Swan Island, at a greater speed than six miles
per hour, occasions great damage to property
along the banks of said river, and to vessels
moored alongside of wharves located and
abutting on said river, by reason of the waves
created by said steamboats; therefore the City
of Portland hereby declares the running of
steamboats at a speed of more than six miles
per hour on the Willamette River, between
Ross Island and Swan Island, to be a public
nuisance and unlawful and any person who
shall run a steamboat on the Willamette River
within the corporate limits of the City of
Portland, between Rqss Island and Swan
Island, at a greater speed than six miles per
hour shall be deemed to have committed a
nuisance, and shall be punished therefor for
each offense, upon the conviction before the
Municipal Court, by a One of not less than
125 nor more than S100, or by Imprisonment
In the City Jail for not less than 10 nor mora
than 80 days, or both such fine and Imprison
ment, at the discretion of the court. '
NORTHWEST AT VANCOUVER
Steamer Makes the Ron Up the
Coast Without Accident.
Word was received in Portland yester
day by the Kellogg Transportation Com
pany, to the effect that the Bteamer North
west had arrived in Vancouver, B. C,
without mishap of any kind. The steamer
made the run from the mouth of the
Columbia in 34 hours.
The steamer Northwest was recently
purchased by Captain Bonser, of Van
couver, for operation on the Skeena River.
She was fitted for the outside trip at
Vancouver, Wash. Sponsons were rigged
forward and additional keelsons placed
In the hold. The Northwest was built
in Portland In 1889 for the Cowlitz River
run. The boat operated continuously
since she was first launched, with the ex
ception of time utilized for an annual
overhauling.
WHEAT FOR UNITED KINGDOM
Bark Leon XIII Clears With 99,436
Bushels, Worth $74,576.
The French hark Leon Xm, cleared
from this port yesterday for Queenstown
or Falmouth for orders with 99.436 bushels
of wheat, valued at $T4,576. The bark is
the fourth grain vessel to finish during
the month. The steamships Arabia and
Fukui Marur took principally flour and
cleared for the Orient. The Emilie Gal-
Fabst Blue Ribbon Beer
ia the Beer of Quality be
cause it ia made from
Pabst Perfect 8-Day Malt
under conditions insuring
purity and wholesomeneaf.
line carried wheat and cleared for the
United Kingdom.
The month of April will round out a
goodly quantity of foodstuffs sent foreign
from this port. The Cornil Bart and the
Bayonne will load for Europe and the
Sildra and the Aragonia will round out
the Oriental shipments. .The Sildra is a
Norwegian tramp and Is under charter
to Kerr, Gifford & Co.. to carry wheat
and flour to Japan and China- The
Aragonia is one of the regular liners
operating for the Portland and Asiatic
Steamship Company.
Regular Seamen's Institute Concert.
The regular weekly concert of the Sea
men's Institute will be given tonight at
the hall at No. 100 North Front street.
The programme has been arranged by
W. G. Smith. A choir, composed en
tirely of sailors, under the direction of
Mrs. H. W. Hodges, will assist. The pro
gramme will be as follows: Piano solo,
F. Bruckner (Br. sh. Dlmsdale) ; song,
"Shoogy Shoo," Mrs. J. L, Hooper; song,
"Sister Mary," Arthur Sisley; recitation,
"Paddy Ackney's Auld Leether Breeches,"
Miss Chamberlain; song, "The Skipper,"
H. Ryder; song, "Anchored." Mrs. R.
Parcell. song, "Bedouin Love Song," R.
Rylance: violin solo, "Serenata," Arnold
Smith; song In costume, "Caller Herrin,"
Mrs. J. Robertson; song, - "Jack's the
Boy," J. L. Hooper: trio, selected, H.
Schadlev, V. Wenk and E. Kayser, of
the ship Dlmsdale; song, "He's Got the
Money Too," Miss Wilson; duet, "List
to the Convent Bells," Mrs. R. Parcell
and Miss Lincoln; song, "Sailing," T.
W. Jones of the British ship Yola; college
songs, J. L. Hooper; "Chanty," T. W.
Jones and chorus of sailors; National
anthems; accompanists. Miss Webber,
Miss Parcell and Leroy Kadel.
Two Barkentlnes Load.
TACOMA, Wash., April 16. The barken
tine Amaranth will finish loading Thurs
day and the schooner Crescent probably
Friday or Saturday. The barkentine
George C. Perkins began loading this
morning.
The French bark Madeleine still lacks
six men to complete her crew but these
are expected to be secured within a day
or two and she may put i to sea Thurs
day or Friday. Now that grain receipts
are becoming more regular, a scarcity of
sailors threaten to cause delay to the
fleet which has been awaiting wheat for
weeks.
Apprentices to Be Confirmed.
Bishop Charles Scadding, of the Epis
copal diocese of Oregon, will conduct
confirmation services at the Seamen's
Institute. No. 100 North Front street,
Saturday evening at 7:45 o'clock. Ap
prentices Milne and Burgell, of the British
ship JordanhiU will receive the confirma
tion. Marine Notes.
The steamer Coquille River is at the
coal bunkers.
The steamer Costa Rica Is due to ar
rive from the Bay City Friday morning.
The Norwegian steamship Sildra began
working wheat yesterday at Montgomery
dock.
The French bark Leon XIII went to the
stream, yesterday. She will leave down
tomorrow. ,
The steamer Telephone, which has been
chartered by the Regulator line to run
The steamer Nome City shifted from
the O. W. P. dock to Banfleld's where she
will take Siberian oak for California
ports.
to The Dalles, will be ready for service
for the up trip Friday morning. The
steamer will be inspected today or to
morrow. The steamer Columbia sailed for Ban
Francisco yesterday morning at 9 o'clock.
This was the first trip of the steamer
from Portland on the morning sailing
schedule.
Arrivals and Departures.
ASTORIA, April 16. Condition of the
bar at 0 P, M., smooth; wind, southwest, 0
miles; weather, cloudy. Balled at 6:45 A.
M. Steamer Argyle, for San FranciBco.
Left up at 7 A. M. German steames Ara
gonia. Arrived in at 2:30 P. M. Steamer
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Atlas and barge 91. from San Francisco.
Arrived down at 3 P. M. and sailed at 4:25
Steamer Tiberius, for North China. Ar
rived down at 8:15 P. M- and sailed at 6:15
P. M. Steamer Columbia, for San Fran
cisco. San Francisco, April 16. Sailed Steamer
Washington, for Columbia River. Sailed at
12 M. Steamer Costa Rica, fox Portland.
Manila, April 18. Sailed Marco. 1
Bcbooner LiUebonne, for Portland.
Newcastle, N. 8. W., April IS. Sailed
anvena, tor Ban Francisco.
San Francisco, April 18. Ballad Bark
Brizean. for Newcastle, Australia. Arrived
Steamer Alameda, from Honolulu for Vic
toria; Tango Maru, for Yokahama.
Seattle, April 18. Sailed Steamer
Shinano, for Yokohama and Hongkong.
San Francisco. April 16. Sailed -Ship
Marion Chllcott. Honolulu: Norwegian
steamer Norman Isles, for Portland; steam-
er Washington, for Astoria. Arrived
Bteamer Enterprice, from Hllo; steamer
Watson, from Seattle; schooner Volants,
from Seattle; barkentine Kolsolu. from
tirars .Harbor.
Tides at Astoria Wednesday.
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6:09 P. M....6 0 feet10:40 P. M 8.6 feet
ALASKA LIIME IS UP AGAIN
Board of Trade Receives Offer ot
Two Vessels.
The Alaska steamship line project is
again being talked of by the transpor
tation committee of the Chamber of Com
merce and Board of Trade. The latter
organization has a tentative offer from a
New York ship brokerage firm of two
vessels at a price of 8165,000 and 8225,000,
respectively.
This offer was made to the Joint com
mittee of the four commercial bodies of
Portland Board of Trade, Chamber of
commerce. Commercial Club and Manu
facturers' Association. The offer came as
a result of the search for suitable vessels
to put on the proposed Portland-Alaska
run, and it Is the Intention to ask the
four bodies to join hands again to con
sider the Eastern proposal.
When the matter was up some months
ago about $70,000 was pledged toward the
necessary fund, and an offer was then
made by the United Fruit Company to
sell its four-admiral line Admiral Samp
son, Admiral Schley, Admiral Dewey and
Admiral Farragut That fleet could have
been secured at the time for less than
$800,000. The vessels are of about 2100
tons gross tonnage each, and were con
sidered admirably adapted for the pur
pose desired. The plan was allowed to
rest lor the time being, and soon after
ward the fleet was bought by Captain
Fa B. Caine, of Seattle, for 81,000,000.
President Wallis Nash, of the Board of
Trade, Is soon to make a visit to New
York, and while there will confer with
the firm offering the two steamers and
will examine them. Upon his return he
will report the result of his investigation
to the transportation committee, and If
tne oner meets with the committee's
approval It will call the John committee
togetner ana present the report for con
sideration. Alaska Salmon Will Go Higher.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 16. After con
siderable negotiation the difference in the
views of the Alaska salmon paakers and the
Behrlng Sea fishermen have been recon
ciled. A schedule of prices waa agreed on
that is satisfactory to both sides. The price
of King salmon remains as formerly, 10c
each. On Red salmon, the price has been
raised from 2o to Sc: run money, which
last year was 850, will be 875 per man.
advance, of BO per cent, while the price for
trap men will ba advanced to 75 from 50
last year's rate. The general advance as
agreed upon is estimated by the packers as
adding to the cost of the Behrlng Sea
product somewhat In excess of 10 per cent.
South Carolina Fugitive Taken.
BELLINGHAM, Wash.. April 16. W.
E. Perry, alias Harry Livingstone, waa
arrested here last night on a warrant
charging him with the murder of Long-
aon l. aooze in Chester County. South
Carolina, March 1, 1906, and he is being
held awaiting instructions from the South
Carolina authorities. The arrest was
Ia the Joy of the household, for without
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thoughts and aspiration of the mother
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which the expectant mother must pass, how
ever, i so full of danger and suffering that
she looks forward to the hour when she shall
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THlEE EPOCHS IN
A WOMAN'S LIFE
MRS. ELVA BARBER EDWARDS
There are three critical stages in a
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In her career. The first of these stag-es
Is womanhood, or the change from a
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The second is motherhood, and the
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made at the instance of a detective who
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year.
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This most prevalent of all dis
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commonly employed, or, through
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that accompany the disease. As
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the circulation and process of
waste and repair throughout the
generative organs, the necessity
of a prompt and thorough cure
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permanent and are accomplished
without the use of knife, ligature
or caustic.
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