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THE MORNING. OREGONIAN. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1907.
Moyer Seeks to Make Terms
With . the Goldfield
LITTLE HOPE OF SUCCESS
Attorney Sent From Denver to Ne
gotiate Will State Federation's
Case to Federal Commission.
More Men at Work.
GOLdFJKLD. Dec. 18. O. A. Hilton, of
Denver, general counsel for the Indus
trial Workers of the World and special
counsel for the ' American Federation of
Labor, arrived in Goldlield today em
powered by President Moyer, of the
Western Federation of Miners to make
Urm of peace with the mineowners of
Qoldtield. Just what are the terms on
which peace may be secured, Mr. Hilton
refuses to say, but he states , that they
are such that, if they are refused by the
Goldfield Mjneowners' Association, that
body will bo put on the defensive by the
Tomorrow at 9 o'clock Mr. . Hilton
will meet the executive committee of the
local miners' union and go over detaUs
of the terms to be submitted to the mine
owners, and later In the day a meeting
between the Western Federation attorney
and the executive committees of the
Mineowners' Association will be sought.
Mineowners Await Offer.
The officers of the Mineowners' Asso
ciation say that they cannot say whether
the offer of the Western Federation will
be accepted or not, until after a meet
Ins of the executive committee can be
Mr. Hilton says also that lie will ap
pear before the commission sent by Pres
ident Roosevelt to Investigate labor con
ditions here and present the Western
Federation Bide, which will first be em
bodied In a statement to the commission.
During an interview tonight Mr. Hilton
stated that he was not sanguine of the
success of his mission.
More Men at Work.
A' small number of men from California
and a few from Arizona arrived In Gold
field today and will go to work in the
mines tomorrow. Work Is proceeding In
three of the mines without Interference.
A large number of men Is expected to
The Government Commission is examin
ing witnesses and conducting an Inquiry
into labor conditions, but no statement
of this programme is being given out.
Governor Sparks has left for his ranch
near Carson City and tomorrow General
Funston will leave for San Francisco.
Snowslide Broke Power- Wire.
The. break In the transmission wires of
the Nevada Power Company was dis
covered at.'an early hour this morning
in the White Mountains and soon re
paired. The brealc was caused by a
snowstlde which carried away several
About J2000 worth of high-grade ore
was recovered early this morning in a
raid by Constable lnman and his depu
ties In a cabin occupied by a miner
SLAUGHTER OF MINERS
IHKKli TIMES AS GREAT IN
AMERICA AS IX EUROPE.
Government Inquiry Shows Ameri
can Mines Are Deadly Through
Lack of Proper Precautions.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 18. The coal
mines of the United States are killing
three times as many men per 1000 em
ployes as those, of most European coun
tries. In the last 17 years 22.S40 men
have given up their lives In the mines of
this country. As many violent deaths
have occurred In the mines during the
last bix years, as during the preceding
11 years. The number of fatal acci
dents each year Is now double that of
the' year 1895. vIn 1906, 6861 men were
killed or injured in the mines, the dead
numbering 1061 and the injured 4S00.
u hese terrible facts have been gleaned
ders from Secretary Garfield of the- In
terior Department to Investigate the na
ture ana extent oi mines aisasiers, par
ticularly mose resulting rrom explosions,
and also to make suggestions as to how
mining conditions may be improved and
accidents prevented. George Otis Smith,
director of the Geological Survey,
through explosive experts, examined the
more dangerous coal mines of Indian
Territory ana the nature and causes of
a number of disastrous coal mine explo
sions in several states.
The conclusions of the experts are
found' in a bulletin issued today. The
statement in the bulletin that an In
crease In the number and seriousness
of mine explosions may be expected,
has already proven fateful, for since
the words were written the country
lias been startled with the news of
three mine explosions costing nearly
BOO lives, the Naomi explosion in Penn
sylvania, costing 32 lives; the Mon
ongah disaster In West Virginia with
a loss of nearly 400 lives, and the ex
plosion in Alabama with 61 lives lost.
Summing up the position, the bulletin
It is indicated that this Increase In the
loss of life has been due in part to the
lack of proper and enforceable mine regu
lations; -In part to the lack of reliable In
formation concerning the explosives used in
mining, and the conditions under which they
can be used safely In the presence of the
lias and dust encountered In the mines; and,
in part, to the fact that In the development
of the coal mine not only Is the number of
miners Increasing but many areas from
which coal Is being- taken are either deeper
or farther from the entrance, where good
ventilation is more difficult .nd the dan
gerous accompaniments of explosive gas
Both the number and seriousness of mine
explosions may be expected to Increase, un
less, through Investigations such as have
proved effective In other coal-producing
countries, information can be obtained and
published concerning the explosives used,
the conditions under which they may be
used safely, and the general conditions
which make for health and safety. Such in
formation may serve as an Intelligent basis
for legislative enactment and for agreements
among persons associated with mining oper
ations. ; The bulletin shows that in all Eu
ropean coal-producing countries the
output of coal has increased greatly
during the last 10 years, but the num
ber of deaths per 1000 miners. Instead
of Increasing;, as In this country, has
undergone a marked decrease. This
decrease has been due, the bulletin
to the effect of mining legislation
in those countries for the safeguard
ing and protection of the lives of the
More Bodies From Tolande 3Iine.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 18. Thir
teen bodies have been taken from the
stope at the Ill-fated Tolande mine to
day, bringing the total death list from
Monday's explosion up to 61. An of
ficial investigation will be made.
BOND BID IS IGNORED
Secretary Cortelyou Cited to Court
on Canal Issue.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18. Justice Gould,
of the District Supreme Court, today
cited George B. Cortelyou, Secretary of
the Treasury, to appear In court Jan
uary 3, to show cause why he should
not be enjoined fcom turning over or de
livering the balance of the $21,460,000 of
the Panama Canal bonds to certain
banks and persons to whom he has an
nounced allotments. '
The citation issued by Justice Gould
is based on a petition filed! by George W.
Austin, of New York, who describes him
self as a taxpayer and property-owner
In the United States and who declares
he made a proposal to purchase bonds of
the advertised Issue of face value of $3,
000,000. He avers he had agreed to pay
at the rate of $103,375 ajid accrued interest
per $100, and on notice of the acceptance
of his subscription stands ready to de
posit the amount with the Assistant
Treasurer at New York. ,
Mr. Austin Informs the court that he
has been advised through the public
Frank C. Bramwell, Recommended
for Appointment as Register United
States Land Office at La Grande.
press that in direct violation of the
statutes and in absolute disregard of the
Treasury Department's circular, of the
$25,000,000 of the bonds allotted only
$1,000,000 were allotted to persons
who were Individual bidders, . and
who, in accordance with the stat
utes and said circular, were given
equal opportunity to subscribe therefor;
the remaining $34,000,000 were allotted to
divers National Banks, and only $3,550,
000 of which were allotted to banks which
had offered a higher price than that bid
When he learned that his Wd had been
ignored and ne allotment made to him, he
says he complained to the Department
and) the response convinced him. of. the
Secretary's intention to .disregard the
statutes and thereby - commit . a mal
feasance for which, he says, Mr. Cor
telyou is not a man of sufficient means
to answer to the citizens of the United
States and to him.
In his petition Mr. Austin also refers
to the bid of George A. Romar, of New
York City, who had complied with the
terms of the Secretary's circular in every
particular, but whose bid was ignored.
It Is stated that Mr. Romar offered to
take bonds for $1,000,000 at 103.26; $l-,000,-000
at 103.50; $1,000,000 at 103.75, and $1,000,
000 at 104, and that a further bid' for 14,
000,000 was made by Mr. Romar at a price
of 103.625. . '
The petition concludes with the declara
tion that by reason of the Secretary's
having ignored these bids, "The United
States and the citizens thereof, irre
spective of the rights of said bidder, had
been deprived of and will be deprived and
defrauded of several hundreds of thou
sands of dollars."
Close Alaskan River-Fishing.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 18 President
Roosevelt indicated that he would set
slda Wood River, in Alaska, for salmon
propagation. The order will prohibit sal
mon fishing in this river. This arrange
ment was taken on recommendation to
the President by a delegation of fisher
men presented : by Senator Fulton, of
Oregon, and Delegate Cale. of Alaska.
Tomorrow (Friday) positively the last
day for discount on Fast Side gas bills.
Portland Gas Company.
HOW HE HAS
MADE A SUCCESS
L. T. Cooper Tells Chicago Reporter Why He
Accomplishes So Much. w
Elegant fitted suit cases and bags at
Harris Trunk Co., 6th St., opp. Ore-o-nian.
No man In recent years has been
more successful in restoring human
health than L. T. Cooper. During his
stay in Chicago, and while he was
meeting thousands of people dally, he
gave the following reason for the re
markable demand for his medicine to a
Mr. Cooper said: "My New Discov
ery Is successful because it corrects the
stomach-. My theory is that few can
be sick if the digestive apparatus is
working properly. It naturally fol
lows that few can be well with a poor
"I know from experience that most
of the tired, half-stck people that are
so common nowadays have half-sick
stomachs. Put the stomach in shape,
and nature does the rest.. The result is
general good health. My medicine does
this. That is why fifty thousand peo
ple here in Chicago are using It who
never heard of me until a month ago."
Among the fifty thousand mentioned
by Mr. Cooper who used his medicine
In Chicago is Mrs. Hilda pflueger, liv
ing at 1203 Ainslle avenue. This is
the statement she makes concerning
her experience with the medicine:.
"I have been sick for six years with
stomach trouble. I was alwaya hun
gry, but did not dare to eat much, as
I had severe pains in my stomach, and
also through my body. I could not
sleep at night and was very restless.
I was also very nervous,- and would
pated and always felt bloated after
"I had tried many remedies, but
I could secure no relief, until one day I
nuiiueu in tuts newspapers wnsi won
derful results Cooper's medicines were
accomplishing in Chicago. I decided
to try them, and shortly after com-
I menclng the treatment I began to feel
better. I did not have those severe
pains in my stomach, and I could sleep
at flight; my appetite Improved, and I
can now eat well. I am feeling like a
"I am very thankful to Mr. Cooper
for what his remedies have done for
me. They have restored me to good
health, and I would advise any one
who suffers as I did to try them."
We sell the Cooper medicines. They
are easily the most celebrated prepara
tions ever Introduced 'in this country,
growing In popularity daily. The Skid
more Drug Company.
Speaker Names House Com
DEMOCRATS GIVEN SHARE
Few Changes Made In the Positions
Held by Re-elected Members, Ex
cept Where Transfers Are Re
quested and Agreed To.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18. When the
House reconvenes at noon tomorrow
(Thursday), Speaker Cannon will an
nounce the remaining assignments of
members to committees. The House
will then be organized and in a position
to get down to business of the session
Immediately aftej- the holiday recess,
which will last from Saturday, Decem
ber 21, until January 6.
Speaker Cannon did not complete his
committee assignments until nearly 12
o'clock tonight. To Insure the print
ing of the official list in time for to
morrow's session, each committee table
was sent to the Public Printer tonight
as soon as it was finished.
John Sharp Williams, who by virtue
of his minority leadership had the nam
ing of Democrats to the various com
mittees, worked behind locked doors
all of yesterday and today, and tonight
sent his completed list -to the Speaker.
The assignment task was heavier this
year than ever before, for two reasons
the creating of about 60 additional
committeeships by the enlargement of
the more important committees by one
Republican and one Democrat, in
creased membership of the House, and
the fact that many members foresee
in the Speaker's selections an effect,
real or fancied, on the Presidential sit
uation. Vacancies to Be Filled.
Non-return of members of the 59th
Congress to the 60th Congress created
188 vacancies In committees, not taking
Into account the fact that Representa
tive H. Bird Cassell, of Pennsylvania,
though re-elected, has not yet become
a Member of the House, preferring, ac
cording to his own statement, not to
take his seat until the charges against
him in connection with the Capitol In
vestigation at Harrtsburg have been
cleared up. Of the 188 vacancies thus
created 12 are chairmanships.
Additional committeeships, provided
for by enlargements of committee mem
berships, brings up the total to nearly
250 assignments to be announced by
the Speaker tomorrow, and the fact
that, to quote him. "there have been 19
pegs seeking every hole," has not light
ened the task of trying to please every
body without- disconcerting the Intri
cate machinery of the Congress In a
Hold Old Positions.
Following precedent, no chairman in
the 59th Congress who Is a member of
the 60th Congress will be superseded,
unless through the occurrence of a va
cancy elsewhere he has become the
ranking member of another and more
Important committee, in which case
he is expected to step, up. No member
can be chairman of more than one
committee. Among the more important
committees whose old chairmen are
expected to resume the reins are the
ways and means (appointed), Payne of
New York; appropriations (appointed),
Tawney of Minnesota; banking and cur
rency (appointed). Fowler Of New Jersey;
rules (appointed), the Speaker; foreign af
fairs. Hull of Iowa; naval affairs, Foss of
Illinois; pensions. Loudenslager of New
Jersey; Insular pensions, Sulloway of New
Hampshire; public buildings and grounds,
Barthold of Missouri; rivers and harbors,
Burton of Ohio; territories, Hamilton of
Michigan: railways and canals, David
son of Wisconsin; elections (three com
mittees), Mann of Illinois. Olmsted of
Pennsylvania, Drlscoll of New York; cen
sus, Crumpaeker of Indiana; Immigration
and naturalization, Howell of New Jer
sey: Indian affairs, Sherman of New
York: Judiciary, Jenkins of Wisconsin:
labor, Gardner of New-. Jersey; postoffices
and post roads, Overstreet of Indiana.
It is understood that Representative
Scott, of Kansas, will become chairman
of the committee on agriculture. Jumping
over Haugen of Iowa, who becomes
chairman of the committee on war claims,
and over Henry of Connecticut, who is
credited with waiving his ranking mem
ber claim In favor of the Prairie State.
Representative Mondell, of Wyoming,
Is the ranking member of the committee
on public lands and probably will relin
quish the chairmanship of the committee
on irrigation and arid lands to step into
that place, putting Reeder of Kansas in
first position for the Irrigation chairman
ship. By ordinary progression, Scott of
Kansas would become chairman of the
committee on mines and mining, but his
prospective appointment to the chairman
ship of the committee on agriculture
opens the way for Huff of Pennsylvania,
who likely will succeed to the vacancy
created by the non-return of Representa
tive Brown, of Wisconsin.
, DRESS GOODS SALE.
Extra special values today and tomor
row in fine black and colored dress goods.
Every new weave and shade can be had
here. She'll appreciate a nice new dress
for Christmas. McAllen & McDonnell.
The store noted for best goods at lowest
Northwestern People In New York.
NEW YORK, Dec. 18. (Special.) North
western people registered at New York
hotels today as follows:
Fnem Portland G. B. Goodsell and
wife, at the Belle Claire: J. G. Callum.
at the Navarre; B. M. Browne, at the
Hotel Astor; K. C. Falling, at the Man
hattan. From Tacoma A. K. McCIaine, at the
From Seattle fj. R. Cllse and wife, at
the Marie Antoinette; -A. o. DInley, at
Riser's scent Photos. 248 Alder street.
OPEN EVENINGS UNTIL CHRISTMAS
A VISIT TO OUR STORE
WILL SETTLE THE QUESTION
A cut of twenty-five per cent on all Smok
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and Bath Robes. An elegant assortmen
to choose from.
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$25.00 Suits at .$18.50
$30.00 Suits at "....$22.50
$35.00 Suits at... .,....$26.50
$40.00 Suits at.... ..$32.50
$50.00 Suits at ...$40.00
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OVERCOATS AND CRAVE JTETTE8 18 PER CENT OFF MARKED PRICES.
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WALSH UNLOADED BONDS
Issued and Bought His Own Secur
ities st Will.
CHICAGO, Dec. 18.-E. P. Moxey, the
National Bank Examiner, the last im
portant witness for the Government, was
on the witness stand today in Banker
Walsh's trial. A reading; of entries of
bond sales from the books of the Walsh
railroad and the three Walsh banks con
stituted the greater part of his testimony.
It tended to show, according: to the As
sistant District Attorney, that whenever
Walsh needed money for his personal en
terprises ha Issued bonds, bought them
at his own price and aold them to the
banks. . -
The Government claims that when the
banks were suspended they held bonds
and bond certificates of four Walsh en
terprises amounting; to $8,938,000.
W. H. Hinrlchson, Politician.
ALEXANDRIA. III., Dec. 18. W. H.
(Buck) Hinrlchson, formerly State
Treasurer of Illinois and a well-known
politician, died at his home here today.
He had been in failing; health for two
A Dangerous Deadlock
That sometimes terminates fatally la
the stoppage of liver and bowel func
tions. To quickly end this condition
without disagreeable sensations, Dr.
King's New Ijlfe Pills should always
be your remedy. Guaranteed absolute
ly satisfactory In every case or money
back, at Woodard-Clarke & Co.'s drug
Hanan shoes sold at Rosenthal's.
Necklaces Manicure Set Sewing Sets
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Bracelet Jewel Box Belt Buckles
Toilet Set Back Comb Nail Buffs 7
Umbrella Lorgnette Chain Pin Trays
Opera Glasses Neat Hat Pin Picture Frame
Brooch Pr. Beauty Pins Bodkin Set
Stick Pin Brush and Comb Dutch Silver
Hand Mirror Bon Bon Dish ' Shopping Bag
Card Cases Lockets old Thimble
Miniatures Collarettes Lavallier
Colognes Velvet Brush Pin Cushion
Cut Glass Bowl Ink Stands Fine Bead Bag
Bead Neck Chain Puff Box Thermometer
Ivory Piece Chatelain Watch Smelling Salts
OUR WATCH DEPARTMENT
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reputation those that can be absolutely depended upon for their
time requirements. The variety is of such extent as to satisfy
any and all purses '
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seeking economy for wares that are of the highest order.
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