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THE MORNING OREGONTAN, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1914.
"Muckie" McDonald Ventures
Out of Hiding in Butte.
Militia Get Him.
COURT UPHOLDS SOLDIERS
Barber Who Refuses to Cut Hair
Guardsman in Fear of Losing
Customers Is Sentenced to
Jail for 60 Days.
BUTTE, Mont., Sept. 9. "Muckie
McDonald, the fugitive president of th
Butte Mine Workers' Union; Joeep
Bradley, vice-president of the organi
ration; Thomas J. Coyle. and Mrs. Flor
ence aillls, proprietress nf the Moos
TlA!r .nnmlTIV.hAlia WPrP fi.rreSt6d tO
day by Major D. J. Donohue, Captain
Charles Marrs, Provost Marshal Frank
Conley, Assistant aiarsnai jonn r
Murphy and Chief of Police J. J. Mur
McDonald and Bradley had been
hiding- in the Moose Block for five days
coming to the city when the line ol
communications were cut through th
arrest of Evans and McLane and thej
were carrying provisions to the fugi
tives. McDonald ventured forth last
night and partook of a meal in a res
taurant and was "spotted" by plain
Federal Court Upholds Militia.
The militia of Montana is within Its
rights so far as the united stales
courts are concerned, ruled Federal
Judge Bourquin late today in the hab
cas corpus proceedings brought in be
half of Ed Evans, William Malone am
T-i mc, rhnnmnn minfi-wnrkera. Thi
ftjtnw, t.,.1,1 that th a ehwin? madft bV
Major Jesse B. Roote was sufficient to
justify the militia in holding the pris
In.; .;. Tlniirniiln nvp.rruled the motion
of the military officers to quash the
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them to set forth the specific charges
trtmnrrnw mnrnlnff on which the DriS-
oners are held. The court stated that
if such charges did not constitute an
offense against the United States he
would reruse to laice junsuicLioii. ue
during that in such event the relief
of the prisoners, if they had any, would
lie in tne state courts.
Barber Sentenced for 60 Day.
D. .1. Waldner, a barber who refused
to cut the hair of a militiaman, was
taken before the summary court and
sentenced to 60 days In the county Jail.
Major Roote said: "The court finds
you guilty of insulting the Governor
of the state, the uniform of the na
tional Guard, the uniform of the United
States and the flag, and directs that
the captain of the guard hand you over
to the provost marshal to be conrinea
in a military prison in Silver Bow
County for a period of 60 days."
"I would like to have a few hours to
arrange my business affairs," said
"The guard Is directed to take you
to prison at once and keep you there
for the full period of 60 days," replied
Major Roote. "If you have any busi
ness affairs you want arranged, send
for some of your friends who are op
posed to the National Guard and whom
you were afraid of losing If you cut the
hair of one of its members."
SNOW ENDS FOREST FIRES
3fountain Tops in Vicinity of Baker
White and City Has Light Frosts.
BAKER, Or., Sept 9. (Special.)
The heavy rains which have fallen in
the neighborhood of Baker in the last
few days have stamped out effectually
the forest fires which had been gaining
in extent recently.
Word was received today from Au
drey, in the Burnt River country, that
the storm had stopped all the numer
ous fires in that vicinity which started
Reports from Lookout Mountain
were that there have been many fires
in the high timber, but these, too, have
been checked. Snow, however, and not
rain is the agency which halted the
flames, the forests there now being
white. The same is true in the Elk
horn Mountains, where, however, there
are still a few small blazes in the can
yons near the foothills. The upper tim
ber, however, is covered by a heavy
blanket of snow.
Light frosts yesterday and today are
the only Indications Baker has had of
ALBANY LOSES PRIEST
Kev. Joseph Clancy to Succeed
Father Smith at Corvallls.
ALBANY, Or Sept. 9. (Special.)
Rev. Joseph Clancy, who has been as
sistant rector of St. Mary's Roman
Catholic Church of this city during the
past year and a half, has been ap
pointed to succeed the Rev. Father
Charles J. Smith, of Corvallls, who was
recently transferred to St. Johns, Or.
Father Clancy came to Albuny from
Portland and has been prominent in
Knights of Columbus circles here, tak
ing an active Interest In that order.
The service held at St. Mary's Church
last Sunday as a thanksgiving for the
election of Pope Benedict XV was the
last ceremony attended by Father
Clancy. He will take up his new work
in Corvallls immediately.
NOBLE OFF FOR SERVICE
Lord William Percy Hurries From
Alaska on Hearing of War.
SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 9. Lord Wil
liam Percy, son of the Duke of North
umberland and known among scien
tists as an enthusiastic ornithologist,
arrived from Alaska today and left a
few minutes later for London to enter
the army In order to sustain the repu
tation of the Fighting Percys.
He was shooting birds on the shores
f the Arctic when he heard of the out
break of war. and turned back Imme
diately. He shot five specimens of the
exceedingly rare speckled elder duck,
but four were moulting, so he got only
one good specimen.
old daughter from the Jurisdiction of
the Polk County Court, by flight, has a
chance yet to secure control of the
child, as the case which came up for
hearing today was postponed until Sep
tember 23 to enable the young mother
further to provide witnesses to testify
to her competency as the custodian of
The action was taken by the court
today when J. Teuscher, an agent of
the Oregon Boys' and Girls' Aid So
ciety, of Portland, Introduced reports
from the Portland police department in
an attempt to show the mother's char
acter was such as to make her unde
sirable as custodian of her chiid. Mrs.
Baldwin said these reports had not
been proved and further declared that
she would oppose any attempt to per
mit the adoption of the little girl by
other persons. She said Mrs. Bowers
had come to her for advice and had
acted on her suggestion, made with the
view of bettering the position of the
Mrs. Bowers says her . ex-husband,
Roland Bowers, of Chehalls, Wash.,
who has been cited to appear in the
case, will aid her in her fight to keep
Bil l, TO GIVE WAY TO WAR RET
EJfUE, WASHINGTON HEARS.
RAILROAD MEN ASK
With Credit Impaired by War,
Officials Plead for Sym
pathy of Public.
SECURITIES NEAR CRISIS
Europe Will Require Payment of
Maturing Obligations, Says State
ment, and Will Xot Be Lender
Again for Lang Time.
and passenger agent of the Milwaukee
at Butte, Mont., has been appointed
general agent of the freight depart
ment at Seattle, effective September
15, as successor to Robert M. Boyd,
who died recently. The post was ten
dered to R. K. Garrison, division
freight and passenger agent at Port
land, but he declined.
R. J. Daniels, commercial agent at
Portland, will succeed Mr. Hilman at
Butte. Mr. Daniels' entire railroad ed
ucation and training has been with
the Milwaukee. He was the first sta
tion agent at Miles City when the line
was completed to that point on its
way to tho Coast.
Samuel Wilson, assistant general
freight agent at Seattle, will succeed
Mr. Daniels at Portland, but will carry
the same title as he has borne here.
His Jurisdiction In traffic subjects will
be increased, and he returns to his old
field, where he was general freight and
passenger agent of the old Tacoma
Eastern before its absorption by the
Milwaukee four years age. Mr. Hu
man came westward with the con
struction of the line. He has been
trained in the Milwaukee, holding po
sitions in the traffic department when
it did not extend farther west than
Aberdeen, S. D. Mr. Daniels for a
time was commercial agent at Aber
deen, Wash. All changes will be ef
fective next Tuesday.
Agreement to Eliminate All New Proj
ects and Only Keep Old Work
Going la Talked Of.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington. Sept. 9. Several Intangible
rumors were in circulation today con
cerning the probable disposition of the
pending river and harbor bill. One
was to the effect that the bill will
be laid aside in the Senate as soon
as the war revenue bill comes over
from the House so that the latter
measure can have the right of way
and be assured of early , passage. This
is said to be the plan of the Demo
cratic leaders, acquiesced in by Senators
Burton, Gallinger and others on tne
Vague rumors also were In circula
tion that before the bill passed it would
be cut to a figure which would provide
only for the continuation of projects
already under way and that all new
projects would be eliminated. It is es
timated by the War Department engi
neers that appropriations aggregating
512,500.000 would suffice to keep sucn
projects going and serve to obviate
the discharge of employes now on
river and harbor improvements.
The President is said to favor the
slash contemplated by this plan, but
there is no evidence obtainable that
he has given any suggestions to those
In charge of the bill that the cut should
Senator Lane said tonight that there
was some informal talk among Sen
ators about cutting from the bill all
objectionable items and scaling others
so that work shall not be stopped on
any project under way, but he knew
of no definite movement to bring this
JACKSON FAIR IS OPEN
EXHIBITS REACH BOO AND MORE
ARE EXPECTED TODAY.
Good Racing Programme Set and Fiur
Weather Promised, So Record
Attendance la Predicted.
MEDFORD, Or., Sept. 9. (Special.)
The Jackson County Fair formally
opened this morning with prospects
for the largest and best exhibits In
Its history. More than BOO entries had
been listed today and tomorrow is ex
pected to see this figure increased. The
women's and children's department.
under the direction of the Greater Med
ford Club, a mining display in charge
of Henry Callaghan, and farm, fruit
and grain displays fill the exhibit
The poultry department is in charge
of R. H. Paxton. The race programme
will begin tomorrow, Including trot,
pace and dash events. It is also Ash-
and day and a large attendance is
expected from that city.
The race programme tnis year is
arger and faster horses are entered
than last year.
Friday will be Medford day. The
business houses and schools will close
and a record attendance is expected.
After threatening weather for two
days the sky cleared this morning and
ideal conditions are predicted for the
remainder of the week.
MAIL BIDS AGAIN ASKED
Government Trying to Contract for
Service to Myrtle Point.
ROSEBURG, Or., Sept. 9. (Special.)
For the second- time within the past
w months the United States Govern
ent has posted advertisement for bids
.. 1 th TTH-rt States mails
from Koseburg to Myrtle Point. The
bids are to be filed with the Postoffice
Department by Septemoer iv, and me
onoi-osaful bidder will be required to
file a bond for J35.000.
Similar bids were aSKeo aooux iour
nths ago, but they were rejected Dy
. DnD,nffl. npnarfmflnf as pjfnesslve.
Bids were then asked for carrying the
mail over the Myrtle Point road to
Marshfield In three divisions. These
:ewise were rejected. row xne ae
.mY,t tin :i--k...l aa-aln for bids for
Trying the mail over the entire 60
es between ttoseDurg ana jnyriie
.., THo nntrart nf Charles Bar
nard expired July 1, and he Is carrying
the mall under an extension agreement-
He will retire from the service No
DIVORCEE MAY WIN BABY
Mrs. Baldwin, Public Safety Offi
cer, Aids Mrs. Bowers.
DALLAS. Or.. Sept. 9. (Special.)
Defended by Mrs. Lola G. Baldwin, su
perintendent of the department of pub
lic safety for women in Portland, Mrs.
Marion Bowers, the Portland young
divorcee who figured In a spectacular
attempt last week to take her 4-year-
MILWAUKIE T0SELL BONDS
Improvement of Front Street to
Cost in Toto $44,000.
MILWAUKIE. Or., Sept. 9. (Spe
ial.) The Mllwaukie Council last
itrht instructed Recorder Mathews to
provide for the Issuing of improve
ment bonds to tne amount oi -i,uuu
for the Improvement of Front street.
The total cost Is to be 44,000. the bal-
ce to be paid by the properly owners
,h..i,- EcpKsmAnts. The Recorder
stated that the 20,000 water bonds
in hi- the Portland Lumberman's
Trust Company, have not been called
for and are still in the possession of
Consideration of the ordinance grant
ing the Portland 4 Oregon City Rail
way a franchise through Milwaukie
was postponed, as Steven Carver, pro
moter of the line, was not present.
Lodges Feted at Ashland Soon.
ASHLAND, Or.. Sept. 9. (Special.)
Elaborate preparations are being made
for the entertainment of the Grand
Commandery, Knights Templar, which
meets here September 24. It will be a
dual event. Inasmuch as Hillah Tem
ple, Mystic Shrine, will hold a cere
monial on the same date which will be
attended officially by the imperial po
tentate. Providing 50 attend from Port
land, a round trip rate of 13.70 from
that city to Ashland has been secured.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9. Aid of the
President in obtaining the sympathetic
co-operation of the public and recogni
tion of the existence of an emergency in
railroad finance was urged today by a
committee of railroad men who called
at the White House.
The President agreed to give careful
consideration to the statement of the
railroad men, but made no promises on
their requests. He Is understood to
favor the view that the railroads need
Recognition of Emergency Desired.
The specific requests of the railroad
"That the President will call the at
tention of the country to the pressing
necessity for support of railroad credit
by the co-operative and sympathetic
effort of the public and of all Govern
mental authorities and that the rail
roads be relieved as far as possible ol
further immediate burdens involving
"That the President will urge a prac
tical recognition of the fact that an
emergency is on the railroads which
requires, in the public interest, that
they have an additional revenue and
that the appropriate Government agen
cies seek a way by which such addi
tional revenues may be properly and
"The credit of the railroads," said
the statement, "seriously impaired, as
we believed before the war started, Is
now confronted by an emergency of a
magnitude without parallel in history."
Credit Conditions Break Down.
"Simultaneously with the great im
pairment of earnings," the statement
said, "general credit conditions have
broken down and the absolute and im
mediate necessities of both public and
private borrowers of money here and
abread have already raised Interest
rates to a level unthought of a few
months ago rates much higher than
present ne, earnings return on the rail
road property of the United States.
"This emergency was not contem
plated when the Interstate Commerce
Commission rendered Its decision In the
Eastern rate case, yet the problems
now confronting the railroads greatly
transcend the seriousness of those
which existed then. The menace is
now not only to railroad credit, but to
the transportation service itself, and
efficient transportation Is inseparably
connected with the welfare of our peo
ple. Foreign Holdings Large.
"Securities of United States rail
roads." continues the statement, "held
abroad are computed at from $3,000.
000,000 to $5,000,000,000. It is a cer
tainty that bond and note obligations
of the railroads maturing before the
end of the year aggregate more than
$520,000,000. In the highest public In
terest It is imperative that those obli
gations shall be met. Yet it Is evident
that for a long time Europe will not
be a lender of money to America. Ojx
the contrary, the war will create such
enormous . debts and involve such a
general dislocation of Industry and
commerce that Europe must realize
largely on its holdings of American se
curities, regardless of the price ob
tainable." The closing of the New York Stock
Exchange was pointed out and it was
said that there was no present market
for railroad securities, old or new.
Should the stock market be reopened,
at this time, the pressure of selling
would inevitably be against railroad
securities, it was said.
Other Securities Threatened.
The railroad men told the President
"industrial issues will fall still more
seriously. The public necessity to
stem this tide of selling and to reduce
to the utmost its destructive effect is
one that calls for the exercise of every
resource of statesmanship."
Chairman Trumbull, of the Chesa
peake & Ohio and the Missouri, Kan
sas & Texas railways, acted as spokes
man. The others in the committee were:
Presidents Samuel Rea, of the Pennsyl
vania; Daniel Willard. of the Baltimore
& Ohio; Fairfax Harrison, of the South
ern; E. P. Ripley, of the Santa Fe. and
Hale Holden, vice-president of the
RARE SKINS COLLECTED
BIOLOGICAL SURVEY FIELD MEN
VISIT CENTRAL OREGON.
Pelts of Hundred of Animals and
Birds Sent to Department of
SILVER LAKE, Or., Sept. 6. (Spe
cial. Field men from the biological
survey of the Department of Agricul
ture are busy with traps and guns in
Central Oregon, taking a collection of
animal, bird and reptile life of the dif
ferent zones. More than 700 speci
mens have been shipped to Washing
ton, D. C, from the country between
Bend and Silver Lake. Some of the
rarest specimens will be placed on ex
hibit in the National Museum, others
at the Smithsonian Institute and others
retained by the biological survey.
All the skins from this part of Ore
gon will be collected by Luther Gold
man and N. J. Frye, biologists and ex
pert taxidermists, who have shifted
their camp from one part of Silver
Lake Valley to another for the past two
weeks. From here the field men will
go to Sican Marsh, where they expect
to remain a month, then cross the
mountains into Klamath County, con
tinuing their work to the California
This is the first survey of the kind
ever made In Central Oregon and some
rare specimens, says Mr. Goldman, have
been sent to the National capital. The
object of the work is to determine what
grains and plants are best suited to
the different zones or altitudes of the
state. A pamphlet on the results of
the work will be published by the Ag
ricultural Department after the survey
Messrs. Goldman and Frye camped
at the head of Silver Lake for a week
in the hope of obtaining the skin of a
white-tailed deer, one of the smallest
and rarest species in existence. Al
though no deer was killed, the biolo
gists did obtain other valuable pelts,
including a short-tailed maltese
mouse, dozens of kangaroo mice and
rats, wood rats, pigmy rabbits, coyotes,
gophers, two kinds of rattlesnakes and
scores of birds, some of which have
not been classified. The short-tailed
mice, says Mr. -Goldman, probably are
the rarest specimens obtained in this
You May Be Glad
to Pay Us $35.00
For These Suits
We Are Now Tailoring for
tell us that
their supply of
has been cut off.
Eastern supply houses tell us we're foolish to sell
any suits at less than the regular price. Further ship
ments of foreign woolens and trimmings are out of the
question. Six months hence wholesale prices may com
pel us to charge from $6.00 to $8.00 above our regular
prices. Yet, in spite of these facts, we continue our
$23.50 Suit Special, although we may have to with
Our Famous Yellow Edge Guaran- $01 .00
teed Fast Color Serge Remains at
but we can't say for how long. How would you like to pay $40.00 for the same suit?
Write for Samples and Home Measuring Instructions If You Live Out of Town.
Mcdonald & collett
Largest Men's Tailors in the West"
289 Washington St., Near Fifth. G. H. McCarthy, Manager
Three Stores (Two in San Francisco)
741 MARKET STREET.
2184 MISSION STREET.
W. P. L0RD1S ON TICKEf
Portland Lawyer Accepts Progressive
Nomination for Attorney-General.
SALEM, Or, Sept. . (Special.) The
Progressive party's candidate for Attorney-General
will be W. P. Lord,
formerly an attorney of this city, but
now practising law In Portland. He
has filed an acceptance of the nomina
tion with Secretary of State Olcott.
He was a candidate in the Republican
primaries for the office, but was de
feated by George Brown, of Roseberg.
In the campaign for election he will
be opposed by Mr. Brown, and John A.
Jeffrey, the Democratic nominee for the
According to the Secretary of State
four Progressive nominees and 10 Dem
ocratic nominees have either declined
the nominations or failed to file their
acceptance within the time required by
law, and their names will not appear on
BULL MOOSE LIST FOUGHT
Petition of New York Gubernatorial
ALBANY, N. T., Sept 9. A formal
protest against the validity of the
nominating petitions of Frederick M.
Davenport, a Progressive party candi
date for Governor, charging that some
signatures had been obtained "by
fraud, bribery and deceit," was filed
with the Secretary of State today, by
Walter J. Rathborne. of New York.
He also alleged that many of the
signers were not enrolled Progres
sives and that others had expressed a
desire to Bupport William Sulzer. The
protest will be referred to Mr. Daven
port and his committee.
MILWAUKEE RAISES AGENT
A. J. Hilman, of Bntte, Made Freight
Head at Seattle.
SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 9. (Spe
cial.) A. J, Hilman, division freight
DALLAS SEEKS NEW HOMES
Record Season of Building: Closed
With Much Work Done.
DALLAS. Or., Sept. 9. (Special.)
More building has been done in Dallas
during the present season than during1
any previous year in the history of this
city. . .
Most of the building1, however, has
been confined to dwellings, with one or
two stores being- erected, and one large
garage. The large sawmill plant of
the Willamette Valley Lumber Com
pany, with a capacity of 100,000 feet a
day, has been running continuously, re
gardless of the fact that the lumber
market has not been what it should be.
Few men have been out of employ
ment here. The septic tank which will
take care of the sewage of the city is
nearing completion. It is large enough
to take care of the needs of Dallas for
years to come. The total cost, in
cluding that of the site, is $6100.
OPEN SHOP LAUDED
AND SCORED IN TURN
PORTLAND GIRL IN COLOGNE
.Mis. Harold Koenneman Describes
Conditions as Uncomfortable.
HOOD RIVER, Or.. Sept. 9. (Spe
cial.) Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Wallace yes
terday received a letter from their
daughter, Mrs. Harold Koenneman,
formerly of Portland. Mrs. Koenne
man, whose husband is a German, re
sides in Cologne. The letter, which
was written at the time the German
army was en route to Liege, says that
conditions were uncomfortable in the
German city. "We have nine soldiers
as lodgers," says Mrs. Koenneman, "and
more are expected."
Until receipt of the letter Mr. and
Mrs. Wallace had had no word from
their daughter since the European
conflict began. They had appealed to
Senator Chamberlain and the German
Ambassador to aid them In getting
LINCOLN'S WOMAN FOE DIES
Mrs. Amanda Weeks, 89, Seized at
Assassination Time, Passes.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9. Mrs. Aman
da Weeks, last survivor of those ar
rested at the time of the assassination
of President Lincoln and charged with
having been Implicated in the plot, is
dead at her home here at the age of
89. She was at the home of Mrs. Sur
rat at the time of the murder and was
said to have remarked when she heard
"Lincoln should have been shot long
She was released after ten days in
Sherwood Trains Kills John White.
SHERWOOD, Or., Sept. 6. (Special.)
John White, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs.
S. White, of Middleton, near here, to
night was killed Instantly by a Port
land, Eugene & Eastern train within
a few rods of the Sherwood depot Th.
train was on its way to Middleton and
was traveling at fair rate of speed, but
it Is said White stepped In front of
the train. White's neck and both legs
were broken. White was unmarried
and a painter by trade.
Vale Citizens Get Mail Contract.
VALE, Or., Sept- 8. (Special.) Vale
citizens have secured the contract for
carrying the mail between Juntura and
Burns. A telegram has been received
from the department at Washington
stating that Cole & Selby had been
awarded the contract. They will re
ceive $15,000 a year for the first and
second-class mail and 1V4 cents a pound
for the parcel post.
Federal Hearing at Los An
geles Brings Out Pro and
ONE BOSS PREFERS UNIONS
Labor Men Say Low Wages and
Long Honrs In Southern City Are
Due to Mixed Policy Em
ployers, Except One, Dissent.
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9. Open-shop
. , . i v. i,ova caused low wages
and long hours for labor and inefficient
work and increased nnanciai promo i-r
, itn.i for organized la-
empiujciii, ....... -
bor testified today before the Federal
Industrial Relations Commission.
ti,.aa nf f mnlo vers re-
sponded that the open-shop policy had
not only increased their profits, but had
brought to them a class of efficient
contented workmen and removed all
possibility of striae irouu.c
1 . , AA.Ani.tnrv nntn pounded
ine oiuy - -
came from Fred L. Baker, president and
manager of the Baker Iron Works,
which employs both union and non-
... , u nr.ri rnn.t he
union men, wuou -
hoped conditions would change so that
employers migni oe u. -with
union labor, as he believed they
had many advantageous things to of
Incorporated union sokiwiw.
v .,n wan that unions
should be Incorporated and made re
sponsible ana inai mu
should fix a minimum wage, which
would make it Impossible for th. un
scrupulous employer to take advantage
Mr. Baker was accused previously by
C. F. Grow, a union man, with being
responsible tor ine opou-auy v-u.-tion
which exists today In the local
metal trades field. He said Mr. Baker
failed to keep an agreement he mad.
with the unions in 1910, but this waa
denied by Mr. Baker.
J. W. Buzzell, business agen of the
Metal Trades Council, said there was
no doubt that the Los Angeles employ
ers could show greater earnings than
the San Francisco employers, who deal
with the unions. Mr. Buzzell. insist
ed, however, that the product of Ban
Francisco labor would prove superior.
A similar view was held by Thomas
Barker, secretary of the Los Angeles
Building Trades Council, who followed
Police "I ed aa Pickets."
"It is our belief." Mr. Buzzell said,
"that the police have been used as
pickets for employers."
t n n -1. - en t i , H a , th, it .. T. n .- -i '
axi. fa.. i ......... ...... m i
average of organized labor among
riCKiaj era. iiiuiuuvib, once, ihgi.i
workers, carpenters, plasterers, hod
carriers, lathers, ironworkers and
painters here Is only 5 per cent. He
Beautiful Benlng, Steck, Lester
and Weber pianos must be sold at
once. Bankrupt piano sale. mis
sale was authorized by order of the
court- For full particulars, read
pag. 7, this paper.
also compared Log Angeles and San
Francisco wage scales to show the for
mer was much lower.
H. W. Bryson, a building contractor,
said he would not employ union labor
because of the dictation, domination,
selfishness and utter disregard of con
tracts existing in Its ranks. He admit
ted that no organization ever had
broken a contract with him.
RED TAPE HAMPERS SUIT
Attorney-General Explains Delay in
Case for Recovery of Land.
EUGENE, Or., Sept. 9. (Special.)
Federal red taps is given as the ex
cuse by A. M. Crawford, Attorney
General, for procrastination on the
part of the State of Oregon in filing
suit against F. A. Hyde to recover
40,000 acres of stata school land alleged
to have been fraudulently obtained
from the state.
Judge Harris recently upheld the
demurrer of the defendants on th. point
that mors than 10 year, had passe.l
after ths allsgsd fraudul.nt acts had
been committed befors ths filing of
The land was obtalnsd by Hyds In
1198, and Judg. Harris gavs th. Stat,
of Oregon an opportunity to flls an
amended complaint to show rsasonablo
cause for the delay.
Lane County Harvest Ore.
JUNCTION CITY, Or B.pt. 9. (Spe
cial.) Lane County farmers aft.r the
showers fired their straw .tacks, which
had been waiting for soma time. Tho
threshing In this section Is completed
and th. hop crop 1. half harvest. d. Ap
proximately 600 pickers are In th. hop
yards north of Junction City. Th. rain
was not sufficient to break th. hard
pan so that th. farmers can start th.lr
Canadian Northern h y; mil, cf ro. l
completed and 7152 mile, under op. ration
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