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NEW FISHING LAWS
WILL BE ENFORCED
State Fish Commission Tells
Master Fish Warden to
CRAWFORD TO PROSECUTE
Attorney-General Volunteers to Con-
duct Cass Against Viola- .
tors If District Attor.
H. C. McAllister. Master Fish Warden,
has been Instructed by the State Board
'of Fish Commissioners strictly to en
force tre provisions ot the two fish
bills adopted by the people last June.
Not only are the provisions of the
-laws to be enforced, but the Master
Fish Warden has been assured that
the Board will back him in his efforts
to require respect for the law, and. If
the resident District Attorneys show
a disinclination to conduct prosecutions
when the laws have been violated, Attorney-General
A. M. Crawford nas vol
unteered personally to prosecute all of
The Instructions of the Board to Mr.
McAllister authorize hlm, in the en
forcement of the laws, to seize and
confiscate all (rear found in the river
and employed in unlawful fishing. Attorney-General
Crawford has advised
the Master Fish Warden that the laws
adopted by the people are valid and
capable of enforcement.
In giving this opinion the Attorney
General refers to the fact that when
the State of Oregon was admitted to
the Union It was given concurrent
Jurisdiction over the entire waters of
the Columbia River. The same official
of the State of Washington recently
rendered an adverse opinion on the
validity of these statutes, contending:
that the Oregon state authorities did
not have that Jurisdiction, and could
not prevent a Washington fisherman
from plying his vocation on the Co
lumbia. Backed by Supreme Court.
Similar powers as to Jurisdiction of
the Columbia were conferred on Wash
ington when it became a state. Fur
thermore, the contention of the Oregon
Attorney-General that the Oregon offi
cials have the right to enforce their
laws ' on the river, regardless of
whether or not similar legislation has
been enacted by the neighboring state,
has been upheld by a decision of the
Orgon Supreme Court, written by
Chief Justice Bean.
In compliance with these instruc
tions. Fish Warden McAllister has sup
plied himself with four patrol boats
which will be operated on the river in
charge of a number of deputies. Three
of these boats will be stationed on the
lower river and one on the upper
river. The law prohibiting fishing on
the Columbia above the mouth of the
Sandy goes Into effect today and all
violators of the law will be arrested
promptly and prosecuted.
Dealers Under Espionage Also.
In connection with the enforcement
of the isws on the river regarding
salmon fishing, fish dealers will be
prohibited from handling any of these
fish taken from the Columbia. Thev
will be required to keep a record show
ing the date of the arrival of each
shipment and where it comes from.
Dealers found selling salmon from the
Columbia will be subject to arrest and
Fish Warden McAllister returned
yesterday from Salem, where he at
tended a meeting of the State Board of
Fish Commissioners the day before. At
this meeting he submitted a report of
the operations In the different hatch
eries and recommended the abandon
ment of the Ontario hatchery, which,
he declared, never could be operated
The following reasons were given as
showing that a mistake was made In
locating the Ontario hatchery in its
First The river, successfully to stop the
almoo. requires mint 14i0 or 1S0O feet of
r-k. In the main channel, the water at
low llm le from 8 to 10 Jt deep, and makes
the coat of piscine the rack very expensive
as well as perilous for the workmen.
Second The rise and fall of the river la
eudilen. and In order to hold the racks In
fwlllon. after belna placed. It requires some
8W sacks filled with (travel and sand to
hold them, owlnt; to the river bottom being
Thinl The water supply Is secured from
the nake River by means of water wheels
and Is at all tlmee en full of fine sand and
sediment that fir hatchery use It Is not at
all suitable, as it endanger the eges and
oun fry through suffocation. Another means
securing water has been provided. On
the river bank a large well has been dug
and water Is pumped from It Into the
hatchery. This) Is little better than the river
water: the same sediment and sand being
also found, this, too. after passing through
three different areens of Canton flannel.
fourth The hatchery building Is 62 feet
?"M b 217 fett k"1K' w, a capacity of
e.HXV"0rt eggs, and so constructed that from
two head troughs In the center of the build
ing the water now through Ave lengths) of
hatching trough to each end of the build
ing. A complete steam heating plant has been
There are a number of rhlnook salmon now
Dehlnd the racks, and Superintendent Rerrlsn
reports that they are increasing every day
The Indication are that our tike of eggs will
be large. I havef decided to eys all the eggs
we majr secure and ship same to our Wallow a
station to batch and feed.
Work of Past Month.
Mr. McAllister discusses the work of
Ms office for the month in part as
I have appointed A. B. Holcomb as super
intendent of this elation, to succeed M
Pprague. whom I have traneferred to the
W:io. Mr. Holcomb Is a good man and
a worked In the United States' service for
rme years. He is thoroughly familiar with
the work in alt Its phases.
While the Light St Power Company wers
rebuilding their dam I secured their co
operation and help In repairing the fishway
t a cost of about $200. The power company
wa put to considerable expense In building
extra walks toe make the flshway conform
with my Instructions, and I am pleased to
rrport that the work, aa It now stands, wl'l
rawer every purpose.
I submit herewith a proposition and plans
from E. V. Jensen for an exhibit at the
Fea'tle Fair. Mr. Jensen offers to do the
work and look after same, during the fair
for the sum of 4no.
I have made arrangements for additional
deputies to patrol the Columbia River -during
the new cjree season period, beginning Octo
ber 1. tvill have my new boat In commke
Irn by that time: also the patrol boat we
ere wow using. Have hired two additional
lsunches. which I feel will be sufficient to
take care of all violations. As the Washing
ton Commissioner has advised all fishermen
h-vdlne Washington license that he will pro
tect them from prosecution under our laws.
T am reliably Informed that nearly all of
them have decided to operate their different
rar and will defy my deputies to arrest
I am pleased to report that so far during
the present close season there has beea prac
tically no violations of the fishing laws, only
one arreet having been made by my deputies,
the psrtr arrested being Theodore N'asse.
who had his trap In operation one hour after
the seae-n e!oed. This. In comparison wth
former years, is verv graflfylnv
The receipts of the office for the
month were as follows: District No. 1.
flTCt"; District Ko. 2. 951.6. Tbe
disbursements for tbe month aggre
Hatchery'to Be Built on Trask.
At Its regular meeting at Salem
Tuesday the State Board of Fish Com
missioners awarded to F. A. Erlzon. of
Salem, the contrat for building an ad
ditional hatchery for $1892. The new
hatcherv will be located on the Trask
Hlver 12 miles from Tillamook. The
dimensions of the building will be
55x80 feet and It will have a capacity
of 6.000.000 eggs.
SALMON PACKERS FIX PRICES
Will Pay 2 Cents a Pound During
ASTORIA. Or., Sept. 9. (Special.)
The Fall fishing season on the Colum
bia will open at noon tomorrow, and
as the price fixed by the packers will
be only 2 cents a pound, the indica
tions are that few glllnetters aside
from those working for the Co-operative
Packing Company will go out.
The Megler cannery at Brookfleld.
the Columbia River Packers- Associa
tion plant' at Eureka and the McGowan
cannery at Uwaco, are as near as can
be learned, all the canneries which will
be operated and they are located on
the Washington side of the river.
The McGowan and packers' plants
will get the majority of their fish from
their own traps, while the Megler can
nery will depend principally upon gill
On this side of the river the Lnlon
Co-operative Packing Company will re
ceive salmon, but for pickling purposes
only, and possibly some of the cold
storage plants may take steelheads.
None of the seining grounds will be
operated on account of the low pries
SHUT OUT BOURNE
SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT WILL
. CONSIDER PROBLEM.
Present Plan for Distributing Money
Among Districts Held to '
SALEM. Or., Sept. 9. (Special.) The
problem of devising an equitable plan for
distributing the county school funds
among the several school districts, will be
the chief topic of discussion at a confer
ence of all the County Superintendents of
the state in this city tomorrow end Fri
day. The conference has been called by Su
perintendent of Public Instruction J. H
Ackerman and practically all the 33
County Superintendents will be In at
tendance. Presumably the Superintendents will
agree upon plans for improving the
school system In various ways and will
recommend these plans to the favorable
consideration of the next Legislature.
The manner in which the school funds
are distributed has always been the cause
of more or .less dissatisfaction.
Under the laws that now exist, JcO is
first credited to each district and the
remainder Is divided among the dis
tricts according to the number of chil
dren In the district between 4 and 20
years of age.
This plan Is declared to be unrea
sonable because the number of children
In a district between 4 and 20 years
of age may differ very much from the
number attending school.
; The number of children in school
rather than the number in the district
would, it is contended, be the proper
basis of distribution if a per capita
system is to be used.
But there are many who believe that
a per capita system is not wise, even
though in theory it seems equitable. In
some districts there are but three to
eight children to attend school. It re
quires practically the same expense to
maintain a school for these half dozen
children as to maintain a school for. 80
children. It is, therefore, argued that
the plan of distribution, in order to be
equitable toward the children and give
all an equal opportunity to receive an
education, should give the very small
district a larger proportion per capita
than la assigned to the more populous
One of the new plana suggested is
that half the school fund shall be dis
tributed according to the number of
teachers employed, and the other half
according to average dally attendance.
CATCH JAPANESE ON SHIP
Astoria Police Arrest Man Wanted
on Charge of Murder.
ASTORIA. Or., Sept. 9. Ito, a Japa
nese, who Is charged with the murder
of Kakaskl, a fellow countryman, at
Los Angeles on the evening of Febru
ary 4 last, was arrested in this city this
evening on the American ship Berlin,
which arrived from the Alaska can
nery, of the Portland-Alaska Fishing
Company. The murder is said to have
been a brutal one and without provo
cation, and was the result of a tribal
war among the Japanese In that city.
Ito acknowledges that he was in Los
Angeles at the time of the murder, but
denied any knowledge of It- He will
be held pending the arrival of an offi
cer from Los Angules.
LOWER LIVESTOCK RATE
A. & C. Itoad Heeds Protest of Union
SALEM, Sept. 9. (Special.) The
Astoria & Columbia River Railroad to
day informed the Oregon Railroad
Commission that on Septebmer 23 it
will publish and put in effect a new
rate on livestock, which will be a ma
terial reduction. The Union Meat Com
pany recently complained that the rate
between Portland and Warrenton is
excessive. The rate now in force is
$44 for a 34-foot car. Under the new
rate the charge will be $37.12 for a
36 V4 -foot car. There Is a correspond
ing reduction to other points.
Opposes Reduced Train Service.
SALEM. Sept. 9. (Special.) The Ore
gon . Railroad Commission has received
from the citizens of Toledo. Lincoln
County, a vigorous protest against the
proposal of the Corvallls & Eastern Rail
road to discontinue Its morning and
evening trains after the Summer travel
Is over. A letter from County Clerk Ira
Wade tells the Commission that the pro
posed change . would make It necessary
to spend two days on a trip from New
port to Toledo and return and three days
from Toledo to the State capital. The
Commission Is asked to prevent the dis
continuance of the trains mentioned.
Rushing Work on Oregon Electric.
HILLSBORO. Or.. Sept, 9. (Special.)
The Oregon Electric's new depot at
Beaverton will be completed by the time
the poles and wires are ready for op
eration into Htllsboro. The holes are
dug for the poles ss far as the track
is laid, which is within a block of the
western city limits of this place. A
large construction crew Is engaged In
ballasting the line, and this division
has now reached Beaverton.
Republican Organizations at
Salem Have Plan.
MOVE TO FORESTALL YOUNG
Clnb Leaders Object to Prominence
Given Senator Bourne's Private
Secretary by His Appoint--'
inent aa Organizer.
SALEM. Or., Sept, 9. (Special.) At
a meeting to be held In the City Hall
tomorrow night, tne Toung Men's Re
publican Club, and the Salem Repub
lican Club will unite in the organiza
tion of a Taft Republican Club..
This action will be taken for the
purpose of working more effectively
during the campaign, and Incidentally
for the purpose of forestalling' any ef
fort of John C. Young to organize a
Taft club in Salem.
As soon aa it was announced that
Senator Bourne's private secretary had
been appointed to organize Taft clubs,
the Republican leaders In this city be
came active. Senator J. N. Smith, who
is president of the Salem Republican
Club and who will not have anything
political to do -wti Republicans who
have not been always loyal, declared
that Young should not be permitted to
organize a Taft club here. President
L. C. Stringer, of the Young Men s
Club, took a similar view. Stringer
called his club together tonight and
a ' resolution was adopted disbanding
the club for the express purpose of
uniting with the Sslem Republican
Club in organizing a Taft club. Presi
dent Smith has called his club to meet
Mr. Young had written Representative-elect
Hal D. Patton asking him to
look after the organization of a Taft
club here, but Patton thought this re
quest should have been addressed to
the state committeeman or the county
chairman, so he has done nothing.
Patton is a member and former presi
dent of the Young Men's Republican
Club and will presumably go with the
club Into the new organization. -
The Republican Club leaders here
object to the prominence given Mr.
Young by his appointment as club
Before disbanding the Young Men's
Republican Club designated L. C.
Stringer. Carle Abrams. L. T. Reynolds,
W. C. Smith, A. Gilley, E. N. Gllllng
ham and H. D. Patton as delegates to
a state convention of Republican clubs.
These selections will presumably be
ratified by the new Taft Club tomorrow
SMITH TRANSFERS TIMBER
Minneapolis Man Transfers $1,
000,000 Holdings to Corporation.
ALBANY, Or., Sept. 9. (Special.)
The vast Linn County timber holdings
of C. A. Smith, of Minneapolis, were
all transferred today to the Linn fc Lane
Timber Company, organized in Henne
pin County, Minn. The transfers em
brace approximately B0.00O acres. The
consideration named in one deed is
$80,000 and only a nominal considera
tion Is mentioned In the others, but
the value of the land transferred is
The land embraces all of the old
holdings of Frederick A. Kribs, of Port
land, and some additional land later
acquired by the Smith interests with
scrip. Several hundred acres were
held Jointly by Smith, Charles J. Swan
son and Nils O. Warner. Other parties
had Interests with Smith.
The Smith holdings were all choice
timber land, and some sections are un
excelled In the world. A large portion
of this land runs from 10.000,000 to
12.000.000 feet of timber to the quarter
TRAIN DECAPITATES MAN
Special Runs Over A. Nelson on
VANCOUVER, Wash., Sept. 9. Under
circumstances whloh. almost seem to in
dicate deliberate suicide, A. 'Nelson, a la
borer, was killed by the locomotive of a
special train on the Kalama branch of
the Northern Pacific Railway Bhortly be
fore noon yesterday. The circumstances
were almost identical with those of the
death of a Greek laborer In about the
same location a few days ago. In this
case the tragedy occurred near camp No.
3. about two miles north of Knappa Sta
tion. Nelson was seen by the engineer while
a considerable dlstanoe ahead, walking
along the track. The warning whistle was
blown, but the man continued on the
track, but at the same time giving Indi
cation that he was aware of the approach
of the train.
Only the pilot and front wheels of the
locomotive ran over the man before a
complete stop was made. The wheels com
pletely severed the head.
Nelson Is apparently a Scandinavian,
probably about 35 years of age.
MAN KILLED IN RUNAWAY
John Scott, of Canyonville, Thrown
From Rig When Horse Bolts.
ROSEBURG, Or., Sept 9. (Special.)
John Scott, of Canyonville, was killed
In a runaway this evening.
Although details of th accldtent are
somewhat meager at this time, it has
been learned that Scott in company
with a friend, was driving along the
road near Perdue, about 40 miles North
east of this city, when the horse sud
denly became frightened and started
to run, throwing the occupants of the
rig to the ground.
In falling. Scott came in contact
with the horses' hoofs, sustaining injuries
which caused his death within a few
A brother, Thomas Scott, who resides
In this city, left today to take charge
of the remains.
Fire Destroys Sawmill.
RAINIER. Or., Sept. 9. Years of hard
work by C. C. Wilson, principal pro
prietor of the C. C. Wilson Lumber
Company, were lost early this morning
when the sawmill of this company.
250.000 feet of lumber, five cars of
himber In the dry kiln, $5000 worth of
machinery put in this Summer, and
other equipment were destroyed. Mr.
Wilson's loss is $47,000. His insurance
is $13,900, which will meet his out
standing debts, leaving him where he
was when he began to build up the big
plant years- ago.
Six weeks more would have finished
work at this plant, when Mr. Wilson
proposed to move the mill to Rainier
and cut during the .Winter months. J
With a hop, skip and
jump the Summer's
gone, and school opens
Here are all the fix
ings to make life pleas
ant as far as looks go
for the future great
men of our city.
Children are the most
merciless kind of critics
here's the right
clothing in special
values at $3.85 and $5.
School supplies or
other useful presents
given "with boys' Suits
166-170 Third Street.
Three previous) fires have been discov
ered this Summer, but all were put out
without any damage.
HALF OF CBDP SHIPPED
GRAIN MOVEMENT FROM WALLA
WALLA COUNTY HEAVY.
Supply of Cars Equal to Demand.
Farmers in Foothills Start
WALLA WALLA, Wash., Sept 9.
(Special.) Estimates made here tdoay
by local warehousemen and grain ship
ping firms place the amount of grain
shipments to date at from 40 to 60 per
cent of the total output for Walla Wal
Owing to exeellent transportation fa
cilities the bulk of this season's crops,
both wheat and fruit. Is moving from
two weeks to a month earlier than last
year. There has not been a single case
of car shortage In moving crops so far
during the season, although every car
Is In use In this district that can be
The reason given for the good ser
vice offered .by railroads is In In
creased number of laboring men at
Portland and tidewater points, who are
secured to unload cars more quickly
than before, thus allowing them to be
returned to the Interior for another
For the past two or three weeks
warehousemen have been overrun with
grain received for storage, and unles
heavy Incomlnlg lots are lessened
within the next few days several houses
will be short of room. Although the
present crop Is somewhat lower than
last year's output, the yield is in al
most every Instance greater than was
anticipated early in the season.
Within the last few days Walla and
vicinity has been visited with refresh
ing showers, which have been wel
comed by the farmers as . tehSum,mer
fallow ground was needing moisture
to prepare it for Fall seedlnig. Re
ports from the foothill districts, where
the soil is heavier than on the flat. In
dicate that seeding has already com
menced in a few instances and prep
arations are being made to put in
wheat largely this Fall.
Fall plowing Is also contemplated In
many cases where soil its heavy and
It Is said a large quantity will be seed
ed on stubble plowing.
Start on Station Work Soon.
HILLSBORO, Or.. . Sept 9. (Special.)
Andrew McCabe, whose firm has 14 miles
of construction work from the tunnel, at
Buxton, on the Pacific Railway & Navi
gation's line to Tillamook, states that he
will, sub-contract the work. He already
has 100 Swedes at Buxton, and they start
on station work at once. Mr. McCabe
will open headquarters at Buxton.
Will Lay New Water Mains.
HILLSBORO. Or., Sept. 9. (Special.)
Preparations are being made to lay 1000
feet of new water mains on the principal
business streets. The town owns and
operates Its own water and lighting sys-
Gordon de Luxe:
FOB SALE BY
A B..STEINBACH & CO. .
jT 'jl. 0-st A man's carrying a big handicap who has
Kent i aying to pay rent for nothing more than a shel
ter. Rent at $30 per month amounts to $360 per year. To start a home in
volves payment of $10 down and $3 per week, or $166 per year. Money
paid for rent is lost when the rental expires; money invested in a home
gives you an ownership that cannot be taken away, except by due process
j-.0 Ever stop to think Avhat boarding costs? For a
OOarCllOg Z man, $40 is a fair price $480 a year. Should
there be two to support, at the above rate, $960 per year would be the cost.
Compare, this with $166, the first year's payments on a home. $960 abso
lutely gone, without a thing to show for it, or $166 invested that can never
be lost, and practically $800 saved. This is a proposition that can be figured
out to the dollar.
X t 4-1 O Take the average hotel, for example. The cost
OOlCi J ill 6 is fully $75 for one, while for two the amount
expended in three months would pay outright the cost of a homesite. It's
getting right down to the mathematical facts that makes the present-day
methods of securing a home appeal to those who are spending their money
for the privilege of living.
BUY IN HYDE PARK
BUILD A HOME
T T Dailr Offers to investors all the advantages and im
AaV Cl A EOT 1C provements that one could desire or expect. The
public improvements will be on a par with those in BELLE CREST, our
first famous success. The immense increase in home-building in this section
of the city insures a quick settling up. of this community. The original
HYDE PARK was completely sold in less than four weeks even before
the formal opening of the subdivision.
'he Jacobs-Stine Co,
The Largest Subdivision Operators on the Pacific Coast
tem and the negotiations for the pur
chase of the plant by the Portland Gen
ial Electric have been called off for the
Favor Grant for Seattle Fair.
VICTORIA. B. C Sept.' 9. Hon. Wll
Ham Templeton, minister of Inland
Revenue, met the Board of Trade today
to ascertain th. views of the Board
regarding a Government appropriation
for the Alaska-Yukon-Pacinc Exposi
tion at Seattle, and the members were
strongly in favor of a substantial
grant. Mr. Templeton saiq tie leit
strongly favorable to a grant and as--sured
the meeting that If anything was
done by the Ottawa Government a sub
stantial amount would be given.
The Dominion of Canada contains nsarly
R.74.oOO square miis.
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is without an equal. There is no other quite
as good. Try it next time, and judge.
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DRINK AT LEAPING HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS
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