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TTIK SrOTtNINO OREGOXIAN. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1912.
FIR HELD STAUNCH
Charles R. McCormick Says
Timber Is Unsurpassed by
WORK WILL BE STARTED
Company Plana to Install Plant at
St. Tlelena at Once for , Con
struction of Steamer to
Bo I'scd on Coa.t.
Charlss R. McCormick. of Charge R.
McCormick Co., arrived In Portland
yesterday In connection with tha latest
vsnturs of th corporation tha estab
lishment of a shipyard at St. Helena,
whera will b built all vessels of tha
lln In the future.
Charles R. McCormick Co. controls
a modern sawmill at St. Helens, oper
ates five Teasels on the Coast and re
cently extended the scope of Its trade
beyond Los Angeles to Sail Dleao that
entailed the construction of a tier there,
equipped with the latest facilities for
oreaoa Fir Dressed Cd.
"California marine men hae con
tended for years that the best mate
rial fourid on the Pacific Slope for
wooden vessels was the hard fir irrow
lnr In Humboldt County, but we have
concluded that the f!r of the Oren
forests Is Just as suitable, and In build
In the hull of our first steamer havJ
determined to use no other materia!,"
said Mr. McCormick.
"Since the announcement was made
tht we proposed starting yards at St.
Helens we have received requests to
rive estimates on other carriers, also
with reference to tusrs. but for.the pres
ent we will confine our efforts to
steamers for the company. Later mat
ters may so shape themselves that we
will install machinery also In ships
built at St. Helens, but engines and
other parts for the pioneer of the yards
will be constructed at San Franclsro."
Superintendent Price Is to arrive
from Snn Francisco In a few days and
the coming week some of the gear will
arrive from the Bay City. Ieep water
and an abundance of space for all
building purposes are available on the
company's holdings and only the best
materl-il wtll be selected for the ves
sels. Mr. McCormick estimating that
probably one out of every three logs
received at the mill will produce the
Inlaa4 Regarded as Osier.
In speaking of the reason for select
ing St. Helens as a site for tha yards.
Mr. McCormick said:
"Portland la the key to this entire
district and will always remain so. I
think, but the waterfront property has
become toe valuat le for shipyard pur
poses. The same Is true of sawmills.
1 here Is not the slightest doubt but
that there will be mills established all
along the river, but many larse ones
will go downstream, land here not be
.nc avar.able at figures that warrant
the plants being- establ'shed. Tet It
really makes no difference to Portland,
as It Is the financial center and those
enterprises will maintain headquarters
here, all money wtll be ham! led through
the city and It simply means tiiat busi
ness will be done by telephone with tha
It Is the aim to launch the first ves
sel la July and as It will be the Initial
steam schooner to take the water on
the Columbia River the event will be
made a notable one.
MORSE COASTF.RS nOLPIXG
lards on Pacific and Atlantio Win
Ura Harbor report are that con
tracts for three Dew steamers for tha
i'ot fleet have been awarded Grace
V Co. and two steam schooners are un
der way at the yards of the Mathews
Shipbuilding Company, at Hoqulam.
Two others are building at Wilming
ton. I"L, and one Is to be started for
the Olson 4k Mahony Interests, as con
tracts were let by the Wilson llros.
Lumber Company for a vessel to be
named Columbia, that Is to be ready
July 1. and Sudden rhrtstensen. of
San Francisco, have negotiated for one.
Shipping men say there has been a
decrease In the Coast fleet In tha past
year because of wrecks, although trie
demand tor tonnaice Is nt attributed
to that, but principally to the Increased
trade. They estimate that two years
win be required at least In which to
build vessels overcome the short
age 'm tonnage. Fly that time the Canal
wt'l be opme, end many larger car
riers probably will b available.
iill.r STREAM QVOTED HIGH
Overdue Bark May Re Numbered
With Mls.ln- Fleet Soon.
Not bavins been reported since May.
1911. when she was spoken In
the North Atlantic, the Rrl'lah bark
Uulf Stream ta expected to be posted
at Lloyd's soon as "missing." Reinsur
ance on her haa climbed to 9S per cent
and It la believed that Is the last quo
tation to be made, as she Is generally
regarded by speculators aa uninsur
able. Tbe Oulf Stream loaded and dis
charged here, so la known to the wa
terfront contingent. She began her
last voyage April 5 J. lll. when she
sailed from Glasgow for Vancouver,
H. C ldden with sewer pipe, fire brick.
l ty and other cargo of that charac
ter. It Is reasoned that she should
have reported somewhere long ago and
after nearly ten months at sea little
t-nvoura ement Is given that she will
ever reappear at harbors on the North
west Coast, a here she has been a fre
TEFIj rrce on drvdock
steamer Stanley Dollar Will Re
Lifted for Pa In tin.
One of the steel brrges JurneJ out
last year by t'.ie Wh amette Iron at
Steel Works for the St. Helena quarry
Interests, was !l?tl on the Oregin
dryd-ck yesterday for cleaning and
painting. The next vessel to be docked
there probably will be the steamer
Stanley Dollar, of the California A At
lantic fleet, from tialr.ua via San Fran
cisco, which requires cleaning and
painting. She will be docked early In
It has not been decided definitely
mhen the steamer llreskwater wl: be
raised for the sane work and to have
a new propeller shlppe.l. but It Is sup
pnaed the work will he done within the
neit two weeks. The work on the
Hrhthojse tender Columbine undoubt
edly will be done In rort'.and. although
the Bureau of Utt rithouacs has not tor-
warded notice of Its approval of the
recommendation of Inspector Beck on
rOUTLAVT FIRM ORPERS BOAT
V. S. Rarnesi Lets Contract for Fine
Cannery Tender at MarMiflclrl.
MARSH FIELD, Or.. Feb. 11. Spe
cial.) F. S. Barnes. Junior member of
the firm of P. C. Barnes Company, of
Portland, has been In this city and
closed a contract with Kruse & Banks,
shipbuilders, of North Bend, for the
construction of a boat to be use as a
cannery tender to the Alaska plant of
the company. The boat will be S5 feet
long, with 20-foot beam. A 75-horse-power
Standard engine will be the mo
tive power. The. boat will be mid of
the best material that the Simpson
Lumber Company can supply.
The representatives of the company,
after visiting several shipyards of Pu
jret Sound and Astoria, decided to place
the order on Coos Hay. and It Is the In
tention to make the new boat the finest
and most modernly equipped cannery
tender that has yet been sent Into
Southeastern Alaska. The construe-
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tlon Is to be completed by April 15, at
which time the boat will be loaded and
sent to Alaska for her regular run.
Carrying supplies to light vessels and
stations in the Puget Sound district, tha
tender Heather Is to leave the river Sat
urday. In tow of the ateamer Oeklahama. the
steamer Raymond was assisted through
the bridges yesterday from Supple's
dock and sailed for Raymond. Wash.
To load additional flour for the Orient
the Waicrhouse liner Suverle hauled up
stream yesterday from the plant of the
Portland Flouring; Mllla Company to Al
Custom-House departments will re
main closed today and no work will be
conducted along the waterfront because
of Washington's birthday anniversary
Major Mclndoe. Jorps of Engineers,
I. S. A- spent yesterday at Port Ste
vens. Inspecting work under way pre
paratory to resuming; operations In the
fcprlnc on the south Jetty.
It Is proposed to change tha name of
tha ateamer M. P. Plant, which operates
from Puget Sound to California ports,
to Yukon, and application for tha sub
stitution has been made at tha Port
t'nited States Marshal Scott la In
char ire of the barge I-ambert temporar
ily, because of a libel having been filed
yesterday by the Portland Tug tt Barge
Company for $J7T.S0. representing:
charges for towlna; the Lambert.
Instead of Inaugurating- the Upper
Columbia River service for lll Fri
day, tha Open River Transportation
Company las postponed the first trip
of tha steamer Inland Empire until
February IS. when she will carry
freight for points as far aa White liluff.
Carrying 3.451. 077 feet of lumber, val
ued at 34.n:v:7. also SO.ono sacks of
flour, worth i:.250. and tti cases of
condensed milk, the British steamer
Hazel Dollar left down yesterday after
noon, bound for the Far Kast. her cargo
belna- consigned to Taku Bar and Che
mulpo. As the steamer F. B. Jones waa navi
gated without her name having; been
painted on both sides of her bow. a fine
of i baa been aasessed by the Govern
ment. Collector of Customs Malcolm
first flzed the penalty at t:o. or $10 for
each side, but It was decreased by
In the latest schedule of the "Bio;
Three" fleet a change has been made In
the form showing sailings from Port
land and California ports and move
ments are Included to October. From
April until the last of September the
vessela will leave Portland at 9 o'clock
In the morning. Instead of 4 o'clock In
the afternoon, which applies from March
to October. Inclusive.
Testimony waa given before Cnlted
States Inspectors Edwards and Puller
yesterday by 8. J. Meaney. assistant en
gineer of the steamer Sarah Dixon, who
waa on trial charged with negligence in
the performance of his duties, and H. J.
Duey. fireman on the vessel. Meaney
contradicted testimony given during; tha
Investigation and trial of Chester 1
Lewis, chief engineer of the steamer,
whose license was revoked. The trial
of Meaney was closed and a decision
w'll probably be rendered next week.
Movements of Vessela.
PORTLAND. Feb. tU Railed Steamer
Beaver, for Saa Francisco and Ban Pedro;
steamer Roanoke, for Has Diego and way
Astoria, Fab. 11. 'ono'itlon at the month
of the deer at a P. M.. moderate: wind,
snathweet I miles: weather, clnodr- Arrived
down at 4 A. M. and sailod st :& P.
M. Steamer Breakwater, for Coos Bay.
Salted at 11:2 A. M. N learner Claremonu
for Saa Franclace; steamer Shasta, for Saa
has Franrlseo, Feb. 1 1. failed Bteemee
Ceo. W. Flldee. fur Saa Diego. Arrived
Parkenttne F. Croeker. from Columbia
Hlver. for Efefl; experienced heavy south
raat gale February 15 end sprang leak, three
feet uf water la hold on arrival, nailed at
11 A. M atsaraer Rose CHy. for Saa Tedra.
Point Loboa. Feb. 21. Passed at 1 A.
M. Steamer Catania, from Portland, for
Yokohama. Feb. It. Arrived Wlllesden.
from Seattle previously); Kamakura Mara,
llonekong. Feb. 31. Arrived previously
Teucer. from Tacoma.
Seattle. Krb. 21. Arrived Steamers Delhi.
CnL K. I- Wake. M stars. prraMent. from
Taroma; ll'htship J. from Vwiftsure Banks.
Sailed Steamer Titan, for Liverpool via Ori
ent : Jefferson, for Skarwar; CoL E. L.
Drake, towing banre 1. for sin Fran
etsro: Northland, for Taconaa: Alkl. for
Southeastern Alaska; afoatara, for Baa Frao
cisco. Saa Francisco, Feb. 11. Arrived Steam
ers Yellowstone, sehooner Defiance, from
Orays Harbor; Areata, from Coos Bay; Pre
tan. Peru, from Balboa: Wellington, from
Nanalmo: barkentlne rhara K. Crocker,
from Astoria; irhgoner Salvator. from Bel
llnirham. Sailed Mteamera Honolutan, for
Honolulu: Pennsylvania, for Aacon: Nana
Smith, for Co.. a Hay: schooner William
Kenton, for Belllngham.
1-oe Aneeles. Ken. 21. Arrived Tug For
tune and t'nited states submarines A-3 and
A-4 formerly Orampus and pike); George
Vi". Fenwlck. from Columbia River; Toeem
tte. from Portland; Zsmpa. from lira r a
Harbor; Fred E. Sanders, from Everett;
Caroline, from lirlva Harbor: W. K. Jew
el l. from firsts Harbor. Sailed Atalea,
f'r (;rav H.irbor; Aurella, for Columbia
Mlver; t'alnler. fr Harmon: .oul'e. for
CrwMi Ra : Jim Butler, for Wlllapa Harbor;
Fort liracs. fr Fort Brarr.
Newpo-t News. Vs.. Feb. 21. Sailed
Stratba. for saa Fraaclsco. ,
Tide at Astoria Tharsday.
1 ?1 A. VI 1 feetSJt A. M 1.1 feet
1 11 P. M.
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WRANGLING AT END
Decision of Secretary of In
terior Pleases Every Uma
tilla Project Section.
200 DELEGATES CEMENTED
Federal Agent's Explanation of
Board's Findings Brings Har
mony Irrigation Congress Ad
ikkj;ation congress sends
thanks to taft.
Tke follovrlng resolution was
sdopted by the Oregon Irrlgstloa
Resolved By the Oregon Irriga
tion Congresa that we profoundly
appreciate tbe thoughtf ulness of the
President of the United States,
William H. Taft. In sending to this
body his greetings and bis assurance
that the Ltilted States Government
under his watchful direction, through
the Department of the Interior, will
endeavor to accord Justice to Ore
gon In the apportionment of Irri
gation funds. We appreciate his
encouraging us to expect ethe early
construction of tbe west extension
of the Umatilla project. Ills as
surances make us feel that our ap
peals to him through the develop
ment bodies of Oregon bare not been
la vain, and we express our heart
felt gratitude to him for champion
ing the cause of Justice to our state.
With a revival of the controversy
between the various factions Interested
In the lands about the west extension
of the Umatilla Irrigation project, im
pending In the Oregon Irrigation Con
gress -yesterday morning, E. G. Hopson,
of the Federal reclamation service,
upon Instructions telegraphed by the
Secretary of the Interior In Washing
ton, announced to the congress tha
findings of the board which had been
appointed to Investigate tbe claims of
the different sections. In a five
minutes' explanation Mr. Hopson
cleared up the differences that existed
between the factions and brought the
ZOO delegates together In an outburst
of enthusiasm over the victory that
had been won In Oregon's struggle
for Irrigation development.
"In the new plans that have been
made by the Board," said Mr. Hopson,
"the west extension of the Umatilla
project will be continued, and con
tinued in such a manner that all the
legitimate objections of settlers, water
users and land owners In that district
will be removed."
Both Sides Strong;.
In the controversy that has centered
for months about the Umatilla project
those who favored lta completion along
the lines first laid down were arranged
on one. side and were represented In
the congress with a strong delegation.
On the other side were the upper-river
men who feared that their water rights
would be Jeopardized by the project;
those who desired the privilege of
using the flood waters of the Uma
tilla River to Irrigate 0,000 acres east
of Echo, not Included in the project;
settlers and landowners of Stanfleld
who feared that they would be cut oft
and their drainage system Jeopardised;
residents of Morrow and Gilliam coun
ties who desired the extension of the
project so that water mght be taken
from the John Day River as well as
the Umatilla, and landowners and set
tlers upon whose property the proposed
reservoir would make encroachments.
All Objections Cleared Away.
In tbe new plan for the prosecution
of the project. Mr. Hopson showed that
all these conflicting objections had
been met In the main. The new reser
voir will reduce by 1000 acres tha
r.mount of land flooded and leave clear
the land of those who feared that they
would be driven out. Stanfleld is not
only to be left safe, but will be pro
vided with access to the Butler Creek
rectlon which Is tributary to It by a
marginal road along the project.
Mr. Hopson explained that the Gov
ernment contests filed against upper
river settlers were merely In protest
against the excessive use of water and
In no wise endangered their water
rights. The efforts of settlers In the
east sections to obtain the flood,
waters of the I'matilla for Irrigation
of their tract, Mr. Hopson said, will
be In nowise Impaired by the project
under the new plan, but they will have
the opportunity of carrying out their
project without Interference, under the
control of the state. ,
Tbe decision of the department of the
Interior was foreshadowed In the tele
gram sent to the Irrigation Congress on
the preoeedlng day by President Taft.
and the confirmation of the Presi
dent's message by Mr. Hopson'a an
nouncement, stopped discussion of tbe
controversy that has been going on
Decision Pleases AIL
"This Is the most momentous thing
that has happened for the State of
Oregon In years." said C. C. Chapman.
"It Is a happy solution for a very
vexed problem." said Dr. H. W. Coe, "and
I for one am glad to see It as It is.
The next step Is to ace the Govern
ment Irrigation work extended until
It covers the I00;0o0 acres beyond that
He In the great John Day River proj
ect." A resolution submitted to the com
mittee early In the meeting. In which
Mr. Hosklns attempted to Insure the
safety of the project to use the flood
waters of the I'matilla to lrrlgato In
the east section, was withdrawn at the
afternoon session and was adopted In
a revised form to fit the new circum
stances. State Engineer J. H. Lewis gave a
general outline of the work of the
State Land Board In establishing wa
ter titles In the state. Under the
present law. he declared that wildcat
Irrigation enterprises, which had in
jured irrigation in the state In earlier
years, could be safely guarded against.
He prophesied a great constructive de
velopment within the coming yeara. C.
E. S, Wood, following Mr. Lewis, out
lined a plan for Irrigation development
In which he held that the control of
the projects should be In the hands of
rawtlous Art torn Wasted.
Attorney-General Crawford re
viewed some of the difficulties the
Land Poard had encountered in han
dlinir Carey act projects. He assorted
that public sentiment frequently urged
the State Land Board to drive a com
pany from Its land as soor. as it
showed that It wan having difficulty
In carrying out Its contract and
urged a more 'cautious policy.
Touching upon tbe struggle of tha
Deschutes Land Company to carry out
its project through more than 10 years
of disappointment and reversal, Mr.
"If Morson succeeds he will have
succeeded not by the aid of the State
Land Board, but in spite of it. Mr.
Morson is entitled to credit from the
citizens of Oregon, If for no other rea
son, because he saved that tract of
land from being put Into the Govern
ment forest reserves."
Mrs. Alhert Khrtott and Dr. Esther
! Pohl appeared before the congress to
urge ariruments upon woman sutrrage.
but no formal action waa taken by the
Wlldcattlng Hinted AC
V. A. Forbes, of Bend, in dwelling
on land needed by Central Oregon,
mentioned circumstance after circum
stance where land companies had filed
on vast tracts under the Carey act
j and then, failing to put water on the
land, held the land vacant for years,
even warning stockmen, in some cases,
' against foraging cuttle upon it.
"If you are going to turn CrooK
County over to three men," he said,
"why go further and give the whole
state into their hands. I will make no
accusations against men. Let us say
that it is the fault of the laws under
which we are working."
"When the history of irrigation in
Oregon has all been written down in
black and white. It will put to shame
any land fraud that Oregon ever has
had, or ever will have."
A resolution was Introduced by
George Young, of Harney Count, cen
suring the Pacific Livestock Company,
asserting that it had "hogged land
and water" for the extension of Its
pasturage, had bullied and intimidated
settlers, deprived them of their water
rights, and by continued persecution
in expensive litigation threatened to
drive them from their land. The reso
lution asked iramedlate adjudication
of their rights.
When the resolution was up for con
sideration. O. T. Cochran, of La Grande,
Informed Mr. Young that the state had
prepared maps of the land under con
sideration, that these maps will bo
checked up this Summer and that the
state probably will begin the adjudi
cation of the water rights in that sec
tion early In August.
Congresa Brought to Close.
W. J. Mariner spoke on conditions
in Central Oregon, Mr. Cochran gave
an address on "Practice of Irrigation
Under the Code," and J. H. Hartog
spoke on "Irrigation In the Willamette
Valley." Addresses by J. T. Hinkle,
secretary, and William Hanley, presi
dent, closed the session
Announcement -was made of August
20-22 as the dates for the meeting of
the Central Oregon Development
League at Lakeview. In the election
of officers Mr. Hanley and Mr. Hinkle
were returned as president and secre
tary and C. C. Chapman, W. J. Mari
ner 'and M. J. Lee were elected first,
second and third vice-president, re
spectively. President Hanley made the following
appointment of standing committees:
Kxecutive committee, A. B. Thompson,
of Echo; W. S. Worden. of Klamath
Palls; J. H. Brewer, of Redmond; Wal
ter Burrell. of Portland; George
Chandler, of Baker; H. C. Ellis, of
Bend, and George Dukek, of Condon.
Federal and state legislative commit
tee W. Lair Thompson, of Lakeview;
Leon J. Chapman, of Ontario; J. C.
Hosklns, of Echo: William King, oZ
Prlneville and William Colvig, of Med
ford. Determination of .the next meet
ing place will be left to the discretion
of the executive committee.
Many Reaolutlona Adopted.
Ideas that had been threshed out In
two days of discussion by delegates to
the Oregon irrigation Congress from
every Irrigation section of the state
were crystallized In a series of reso
lutions, which were submitted at the
cloning hour of the session yesterday
and were adopted unanimously. There
was one exception the resolution on
the Umatilla project which, made ob
solete by the announcement from the
SecYetary of the Interior concerning
the new plan on the project, was with
drawn and adopted in a revised form.
Among the resolutions adopted were
That this Oregon Irrigation Congress hear
tily Indorse the Immediate construction or
the west extension of the Umatilla project
and urge upon President Taft to appro
priate sufficient funds lor tha early com
pletion of this project; and
That In the acquiring of lands for a res
ervoir sue and In the settlement pertain
ing to the adjudication of the water rlnhts
of th. Umntllla River, that the Federal
and state ofllcials give immedlaie and Just
consideration to all Interests Involved.
Bigger Fond Asked.
That It Is the sense of the Oregon State
Irrigation Consress assembled at Portland.
Or that the National Congress should ai
croDrlate out of the general fund of the
National Treasury at least HS.ooo.OOO per
year throuch a series of years for the con
struction and development of feasible Irrl
satlon projects and that out of such fund
tho State of Orejon be given her full share
of re.-lamutlon funds as contemplated b
the oslsinal reclamation act.
Control by Settlers Sought.
That hereafter all Irrliratlon reclamation
be left so lar as practicable to the con
trol of the settler land owner who Is to
i.ay the price, and that the oritanization or
Irrigation districts by the land owners In
Interest be promoted by such changes In
the present Irrigation law. IX any. as may
bo needed, to effect- First, the rlxht to
appropriate water and to condemn reservoir
sites rlBht of way, etc: second, the right
to Issue bonds and to levy tax's for the
purposes of the djtrlct and to sell delln
nuent Isnds ss In cose of city property:
third, the right to ovsanlio for preliminary
purposes and levy a tax for the cost of pre
lim. nary surves under supervision of State
Title Protection Wanted.
That for tha protection of the present
water user and the encouragement of new
development It Is absolutely essential that
this sMtem of water titles be preserved
and perfect.-d; that the Slate Engineer De
partment and Board of Control be com
mended for their faithful and efficient work
In the administration of this law. and that
the Legislature be urged to make more lib
eral appropriations for the work of these
departments, so that the present vested
rights may speedily be recorded and glyen
protection under tha law and so that the
surplus water may be known aa a basis for
Antl-Fraod Steps Urged.
That we recommend to the legislature of
tha State of Oregon the Importance of their
enacting such legislation as shall proteot
the Investor from fraud, and urge the In
vestigation by our legislative committee of
the Kansas statute, known as "the Kansas
b'lhlt 5wTommend the work of the Ore
gon Development league and commercial
bodies of Oregon to secure more people on
farms In Oregon, and help them to suc
ceed. Tho great need of Oregon Is not the
upbuilding of cities, but agricultural devel
opment. VmstUls Extension Requested.
That the original Umatilla project
should be extended westward to the John
ar River and. he It further resolved, thnt
what IS noa- known as the West Umatilla
extension he also extended to the John Day.
provided, however, that no lands be In
cluded or embraced that have a higher al
titude than tne highest portion of the lands
embraced In the present proposed west ex
tension of the Umatilla Project
Be It further resolved: That In view
of the large amount of money contributed
bv Oregon to the reclamation fund, with
every evidence that the amount will be
materially Increased In the near future,
that Justice demands the Immediate com
mencement of the completion of the west
Umatilla extension ss extended to the John
Dav rirer. that the necessary funds be
spi-ortlon-d as fast as needed from the first
mone)S tlist come into the reclamation
fund, not otherwise slresdy apportioned.
Schooner Coqullle Has Stormy Time,
FLORENCE.-Or.. Feb. SI. (Special.)
' The schooner Coqullle sailed In
across the Sluslaw bar Sunday after
having been out over two months
from San Francisco. She had a stormy
voyage, and was obliged to put In at
Astoria for provisions, and has been
out from that place neaTly two weeks
before reaching here.
TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY.
Tske LAXATIVK BROMO Quinine Tablets.
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COLE JURY DIVIDED
Men Deliberating on Graft
Evidence Discharged. .
BODY 6 TO 6 IS REPORT
Prompt Re-trlal Asked by State
Wlien Failure to Convict ex
Police Sergeant Is Record
od After 73 Hours.
Unable to agree after 23 hours the
Jury which heard the evidence in the
case of the state against E. V. Cole,
ex-police serceant accused of "graft
ing" from women of the .underworld,
was discharged at i o'clock yesterday
afternoon by Judge Morrow. The fore
man reported that there was absolute
ly no chance of an agreement being
reached, there having been no Change
In opinion from within a few hours of
the time the jury retired.
According to the best authenticated
report the jury stood six for acquittal
and six for conviction. One of the
Jurymen is reported to have made thiH
assertion, but none was willing to di
vulge Information freely, saying that
an agreement had been reached that
reports of the deliberations were to be
withheld. Other reports were that the
standing was 8 to 4 for conviction, 8
to A for acquittal, 9 to 3 for conviction
and 11 toj for acquittal, but on beinsf
traced It was found that these state
ments had their origin with friends of
the prosecution or those who might be
presumed to be biased In behalf of the
Prompt Retrial Asked.
Deputy District Attorney Page, who
prosecuted, and E. S. J. McAllister, who
defended, went at once before Presid
ing Judge Kavanaugh and asked that
the case be submitted again without
delay. Owing to the congested condi
tion of the calendar the Judge was
able to promise only that they would
be given the first open date. It is
believed that It may be possible to
have a second trial within a few weeks
although Judge Kavanaugh holds out
no definite hopes.
The Jury retired at 6 o'clock Tuesday
afternoon and at 11 o'clock the same
night the Jurymen were taken to a
hotel to retire. Shortly after 10
o'clock yesterday morning they re
ported to Judge Morrow for additional
instructions, one of their requests be
ing that he again define the term "rea
sonable doubt." They asked that the
portion of Sergeant Cole's testimony
wherein he said that he had never been
offered bribe money while In charge
of the South Portland district be read.
Testimony Ordered- Read.
The official reporter was required to
read also from his notes the testimony
of Bessie Dean, a disorderly woman, to
the effect that Allie Bell's establish
ment was allowed to run quite freely
after the time counsel for the state de
clared the "grafting" campaign had
been inaugurated. The Judge refused
to say what weight should be given
the testimony of the self-impeached
witnesses for the state, declaring that
it was a subject which the Jurors must
determine for themselves.
The defendant expressed himself as
dissatisfied with the disagreement,
saying that he had confidently ex
pected acquittal. He pointed to the
fact that he had been at liberty on
his own recognizance and contended
that his failure to' run away is proof
of his innocence.
All Parts of State Unite
in Cry for Irrigation
Cltlaens of Regions One Arid Tell of
timt Good Accomplished by Wa
y LL the irrigation projects in Har
r ney County are private enter
prises at the present time," said James
Donegan, of Burns. "That of William
Hanley covers 80.000 acres, and the
SUvles Valley project, which Is a stor
age proposition, will reclaim 350,000
acres. These lands are now worth not
more than 10 to $20 an acre, but with
the irrigation projects In operation 7o
is the least for which any of it could
be purchased. Harney County is able
to finance its own irrigation projects,
but it is our hope that some one will
finance a railroad through It and then
the Irrigated land will be worth 200
"Without Irrigation much of the land
in Crook County would be practically
worthless for general cultivation," was
the way George F. Beckman, of Powell
Butte, described the conditions there.
"The Central Oregon Irrigation project,
sometimes known as the old Deschutes
project," he said, "with Its ditch 36
miles long, has Increased the selling
value of the land under it in five years
from 14.76 an acre to 75. Each land
owner under this ditch has his own
troubles as to the amount of water he
should use, but as a general proposi
tion the land could not exist without
the ditch, and eventually all troubles
of this kind will be settled."
"When our lands advanced In value
i nn ,.. to aa the result
of Irrigation and showing 400 per
cent more million, we uiui"j
think that the system Is a suo-
m John H. Hartog.
of West Stayton. Marion County.
"We have a gravity system, w.iu, -ditch
starting from the North Santiam
and running four miles, that will Irri
gate 20.258 acres. The land was not
known as irrigable but with the water
and proper cultivation crops can be
raised that are hardly believable."
Dr. P. H. Dencer, of Bend, and a
former resident of Sprague. gave this
very succinct statement about the re
sult of Irrigation in his district: "Four
years ago, before the land was under
Irrigation, 160 acres would not support
more than two cows; now It will sup
port 40 dairy cows. That is ail there
is to the irrigation proposition in that
port of the state and it should be the
same in any other part of Eastern
"The best peach and pear orchard in
Oregon is the result of a private irri
gation project in Umatilla County."
sr.id James M.. Kyle, a delegate from
Stanfleld. "Before water was turned on
this land." he said, "It could be bought
for $5 an acre while now It is selling
at $350, this being the result of five
years' work. Across the Umatilla River
from this project are the oldest Irri
gated tracts In the state, known as the
Umatilla meadows, which produce 40.
000 tons of alfalfa annually. As a
result it is also the greatest Winter
feeding district for stock In the state."
When W. Lair Thompson, delegate
from Lakeview In Lake County started
to tell of the irrigation projects in his
county he began to run into large
figures quickly: "Between Lake County
and Modoc County, California, which
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are In one district and with the greater
part In the former county, there is a
project to irrigate 700,000 acres," he
said. "This really Includes several
projects that are in course of construc
tion and with the water running
this land Increases from $5 to
$10 an acre to from $50 to
$200. With these things as facts why
does anyone hesitate to knock the man
who knocks any legitimate Irrigation
project. Instead of land-owners hold
ing an Irrigation Congress it should
be done by the business and commer
cial Interests of the state."
"Our land was virtually worthless be
fore it was irrigated," said J. W.
Brewer, the Redwood banker of Crook
County. "Now it is all good agricul
tural land with crops absolutely cer
tain. It Is not adapted for fruit, but
when there is an adequate supply of
water, as is furnished by the Central
Oregon Irrigation project, it is a para
dise for alfalfa, potatoes and onions.
When w get railroad transportation
we will be able to put a crimp in the
potato and onion markets."
"People have to live In an arid coun
try to appreciate what irrigation really
means," said J. E. Sawhall, of Bend.
"It is necessary to have gone through
a wilderness of sagebrush in the Sum
mer in former times and then go
through the same land that is under ir
rigation and it is a revelation. In my
county land that was worth absolutely
nothing for agricultural pursuits im
mediately was worth $40 an acre as
soon as water was available. Then
when cleared and ready for ctiltlva
tlon $100 is a small price for it, and
its productive power shows its value
to be much higher. The tract under
the Central Oregon Irrigation ditch
will well support 50,000 families on
tracts of 40 acres each and that is as
much as a family can attend to with
out hiring assistance. Remember at
the same time that this is only a small
part of Oregon that will bring the same
results with the aid of irrigation."
"In 'Crook County we have an irri
gation possibility that differs entirely
from that in any other part of the
state," said W. F. King, of Prlneville.
"It is a table land irrigation propo
sition that Includes -400,000 acres and it
must be done with storage reservoirs,
catching the water during the wet sea
son. Its fertility is far in excess of
the lower lands and is at present used
for dry farming and averages in value
about $20 an acre. When the storage
reservoir system is established the land
will be easily worth $200 an acre. Its
productiveness, under water, as far as
it has been demonstrated, is almost un
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Police Accused of Favoritism by At
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Notwithstanding a ruling made In
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carried in a holster, even though th
holster be exposed, is a concealed
weapon and a violation of the city or
dinance, Martin Zimmer. a non-union
employe in the Southern Paciflc shops
at Brooklyn, wa3 acquitted of a charge
of carrying concealed weapons by a
jury in the Municipal Court yesterday.
L. W. Younger, superintendent of mo
tive power for the Southern Pacific,
said on the stand that he himself had
advised Zimmer to carry the weapon
as a weapon of defense against union
employes, after Chief of Police Slover
had suggested that course to him.
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gun in It, where it was concealed by
the folds of his coat, but Zimmer main
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jury said that Zimmer evidently be
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ordinance, even though he may not
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Zimmer was arrested Monday night
by Patrolman Frey. But a few days
before he had been considerably beaten
while -going to work in the morning,
and it was following this that Super
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ry the weapon.
On the stand Superintendent Younger
scored the police severely for not be
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ployed in the shops. He was taken to
task by the court, however, when h
said that when the men open theU'
mouths in answer to the taunts of
union men they are promptly arrested,
while the others "could holler their
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