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VOL. XXIL XO. 5.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 1,
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
fnifTH SETS OUT
Nature of Allies' Claims
CANT BEAR INVESTIGATION
Diplomat of Caracas Explains
Resort to Force.
XNEW REASON AGAINST THEM
Britnln Claims Payment for Selaed
SmuERllni; Vessels Germany Una
Scandal She I'cnr. to Ilnvc
Aired Chlckenx-HIgH Priced.
Tho nature of the claims of the
allies against Venezuela 1 exuosed
by a dtsloraat at Caracas, who says
Immediate payment Is demanded be
cause the claims are not well founded.
Britain claims damages for the relz
ure of schooners which carried arms
to the rebels.
Investigation of Gfrman claims
would Involve enxne of the Discount
Geseltschaft loan scandal.
Italians, who are mostly laborers
and peddlers, claim $10 for a chicken
and tlOO for a dower.
Claimants of the nationalities not
Included In the alliance have cabled
their gavernmente, asking for equal
treatment with those of Britain, Ger
many and Italy.
CARACAS. Jan. 31. All the newspapers
of Caracas have printed articles to the ef
fect that the action of the allies In lmpos- 1
Ing upon Venezuela special preferential
treatment In the settlement of their own
claims is on a par with all their previous
acts since the beginning of the present
difficulty, namely, unjust and unreason
able. The correspondent of the Associated
Press approached the members of the
Diplomatic Cprps hen?, asking for their
opinion on this phase of the matter. Two
declined to speak, but a third was willing
to discuss the matter for publication, pro
vided his name was not used. He eaid:
"The action of Great Britain, Germany
and Italy in trying to Impose favored
treatment for their claims, and In demand
ing an Immediate cash payment, arises
from the fact that they know their claims
are not well founded. My colleague, Mr.
Haggard (the British Minister), before his
departure, presented claims to the amount
of only XSOOO. The remainder of Great
Britain's claim against "Venezuela Is not
known. What this may be Is problemat
ical. "It must be remembered that schooners
from the British Island of Trinidad have
been assisting the Matos revolutionists, as
well as smuggling, and that these vessels
have been rightfully seized by Venezuela.
Great Britain was sure beforehand that no
tribunal would; recognize certain of her
claims, and therefore she wanted to force
"Germany, for the same reason, does
nnt rieslrA that thn DIfieontn flpsellsrhnft
loan scandal become known to the finan
"The Italians have no industrial enter
prises In Venezuela. Italians here are
mostly agricultural laborers and peddlers.
These have undoubtedly suffered, but they
claim 110 for the loss of a chicken and J100
for the theft of a donkey. It can be seen
why Italy does not wish to have her
claims discussed by a tribunal and prefers
force to reason. .
"No belief, should be attached to the
statement that France will abandon her
'rights la the matter of her own claims,
which were obtained by anterior diplo
matic treaties with Venezuela. I know
upon good authority that Franco is not
disposed to capitulate, and I hope that the
United States, which also has claims
Against Venezuela, will not gratify the
allies by accepting such treatment."
There was much excitement among the
foreigners hero when it was reported that
the allies proposed special treatment to
secure payment of their claims. Ameri
cans, Frenchmen and Spaniards met and
protested against the carrying out of such
an idea, and cable messages were ad
dressed to the governments of the United
Ot - T- 1 C- I 1.1
duiki j.-.auuc uuu tsiuiii, natniia iifi pro
tection of their several rights and that
the claims of the petitioners be accorded
treatment similar to that given to British,
German and Italian claims.
GOXE TO HELP CASTRO.
Tiro American Soldier Force Block
ade Into Venezuela.
PUERTO CABELLO. Venezuela, Jan. 31.
Two Americans, James Cooper -.and'
Grovie Allen, have arrived here in a sloop,
after having forced the blockade. Cooper
Is an ex-Confederate Major of Cavalry
and Allen is a military engineer. They
have come to serve with Venezuela
against the allies in the event of hostil
ities. They left here for Caracas today.
German Warship Busy Acaln.
CARACAS, Jan. 3L News has reached
here that a German warship, supposed to
be the cruiser Falke, was seen this morn
ing near the bar at Maracaibo making
soundings. She had landed men In her
CAUSE OF THE DEADLOCK.
Cnatro Wnnts Allien to Sluire Thirty
Per Cent With France.
BERLIN, Jan. 3L The apparent hitch
In the Venezuelan negotiations at Wash
ington Is explained here In. the following
manner: Venezuela hypothecated to
France some time ago 13 per cent of the
customs receipts, which constitutes a
priority claim upon the Venezuelan cus-
toms. The blockading powers are quite
willing to recognize it in this sense, but
President Castro wants it to be under
stood as constituting part of the SO per
cent offered to the blockading powers. As
the latter would then have only 17 per cent
left, the- regard it as inadequate, and
hence are not willing to permit the in
clusion of France's percentage. It i3 be
lieved here that the blockade will not be
raised until President Castro yields on this
GERMANY SPOKE FIRST.
Ansten Chamberlain Tell Xtw Story
ot AnKlo-German Alliance.
NEV.' YORK. Jan. 3L Austen Cham
berlain. Postmaster-General, representing
his father, the Colonial Secretary, at the
annual dinner of the Jewelers and silver
smiths nt Birmingham tonight. In re
plying to the toast. "His Majesty's Min
isters" devoted the greater part of his
speech to Venezuela. He said that after
the British government had decided to
seek satisfaction for Venezuelan outrages
and to demand guarantees against their
repetition. It had been approached by
Germany and agreed to cooperate with
that country. Courtesy made it impossi
ble for the British Government to decline,
raid Jjtr. Chamberlain, and now It would
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BOSTON, Jan. SL Some encouragement, more than at any time In the last S
hours, was given at'SU Margaret's Infirmary tonight, after the doctors had- ina'd
their night visit to ex-yGoveraor John D. Long. The bulletin from the bedside was
as follows! -
"Mr. Long had & comfortable day. Rls condition Is now a little more favor
able than at this time last night, lie has been less lncohorent In his 'speech and av
tunes Quite rational, ille is somewhat stronger."
The following bulletin was issued at 10:13 o'clock.
"Mr. Long passed , a comfortable night.. and took-an adequate amount of nour
ishment. Ills, condition this morning showed no noticeable change."
The bulletin. Issued this' afternoon stated that "Mr. Long, had passed a quiet
"Long'has Improved during the day," said Dr. J. AV. Spooner. his
physician, "and if he continues to do so for two or three days I believe he
be dishonorable to withdraw. The gov
ernment is fully a.wa're of Its , liability.
Every detail was arranged before the
Replying to a suggestion that the pres
ent course might Jeopirdlzo the good re
lations between Great Britain and the
United States, Mr. Chamberlain said. If
that were so, he would regard it as a
calamity to the civilized world. There
was no nation whose good opinion Great
Britain valued so highly as that of the
The speaker said he thought it incred
ible that the United States should take
umbrage, as it knew that no nation so
loyally supported the Monroe Doctrine
as did Great Britain. The present course
did not menace the Monroo Doctrine, he
declared, which, although It might be
evoked to protect the weak, was never
Intended by American statesmen to shield
In conclusion, the Postmaster-General
sold he was confident that America, would
look In a friendly manner on the efforts,
to secure that redress for British subjects
which it would feel to be its first duty
to obtain for American citizens.
FRENCH CLAIM NOT INCLUDED.
Bovren Denies Berlin Story About
Term of His Proposition.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 3L Minister
Bowen, when shown the Associated Press
dispatch regarding the explanation given
in Berlin of the apparent hitch in the
Venezuelan negotiations, said:
"All settled foreign claims aro covered
by the 13 per cent arrangement. The 30
per cent proposition now offered refers
exclusively to unsettled claims, which not
only the blockading powers, but the
peaceful powers, aro pressing for settle
ment. It Is absolutely false that the 13
per cent agreement Is Included In the 30
per cent proposition. It Is entirely differ
ent. "There has been so much conference,
discussion and misunderstanding In regard
to this question of percentage that I am
willing to make this statement."
Don't Like Mohan's Article.
NEW YORK. Jan. 3L Captain Mahan's
article on the Monroe Doctrine is attract
ing a good deal of attention, cables the
Tribune's London correspondent. His dec
larations that the United States cannot
assert quasl-suzcrainty over other Ameri
can otates is not altogether liked. The
Westminster Gazette considers that the
United States should be responsible for
the powers and states over which she
casta a cloak and points to Mr. Bowen's
action as a recognition, at all events, of
Grrmnna Offered Aid to Chstro.
NEW YORK. Jan. 31. An interesting
side of the offer of La Popular Bank to
President Castro to aid Venezuela finan
cially, is. says the Herald's Bueno Ayres
corresponcnt, the fact that the bank was
recently established and has not as yet
started operations. Moreover, the promo
ters are German) and capll! Invested la
NO ANSWER GOMES
Allies Are Deliberating on
HE IS HOPEFUL OF WINNING
Ambassador Referred Answer Rack
for Farther Action Bovren Ex
plains 1 1 In Offer to Aaslen Cus
toms of Venezuela.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 31. It developed
today that the answers of the allied pow
ers to Minister Bowen's latent proposal
NAVY SERIOUSLY ILL.
arrived here- yesterday, but were not Im
mediately presented to the Minister. The
answers were to the effect that the allies
could not consent that the United Stated
and other claimant natrons receive the
same treatment aa the blockading powers,
and that they therefore rejected in toto
Mr. Boweu's final proposition.
Knowing the consequences that are to
follow the. presentation of this answer
the representatives of the allies took upon
themselves the responsibility of with
holding the notes of their governments and
of again cabling, urging a retraction of
their preferential demands. The exchanges
are still In progress between the Italian.
British and German embassies, but there
b no evidence that the allies intend yield
ing. If they hold out their representa
tives must present the Joint refusal and
the Washington negotiations will come to
Baron Speck von Sternberg, Germany's
new Envoy Extraordinary and Mlnleter
Plenipotentiary to the United Stated, to
day spent two hours. In conference with
Count Quadt, who as Charge d'Affalres,
has thus far conducted the Venezuelan ne
gotiations for Germany. The German Min
ister was placed In possession of the en
tire correspondence which has passed be
tween Mr. Bowen and the allied powers
and was advised by the Count ot the seri
ous hitch which has occurred as a result
of tho last contention of the triple alli
ance for preferential treatment In the set
tlement of their claims.
Baron von Sternberg then called at the
State Department and the British embas
sy. In his calls he found the outlook for
a relief of the present deadlock exceed
ingly gloomy, and has cabled as much to
Meanwhile Mr. Bowen Is -biding h!a time.
He Is keeping Caracas Informed as to the
progress of events here and Is counseling
patience, hoping that the powers will yet
yield. As a matter of fact he has yet re
ceived no intimation from the powers that
they are really desirous of settling the
Venezuelan dispute at Washington, as the
representations of the powers have thus
far consisted of counter propositions.
Two days have now padded without any
communications between Mr. Bowen and
the representatives of the allies.
During a call today of M. DeMargerle
upon Secretary Hay the fact developed
that the French charge has received spe
cific Instructions from his Government to
Insist that France shall not be discrimi
nated against in the settlement of the
It Is learned tonight that Minister
Bowen is taking a very hopeful view of
the situation. The adverse reply of the
allies to his latest proposal had not been
delivered to him up to a late hour. The
f ict that 4S hours have now elapsed since
any communication from the allies has
reached him, gives rise to the belief that
the powers are carefully considering his
Boron Speck von Sternberg called on
Mr. Bowen this afternoon and was In
consultation with him for snme time. As
Minister Bowen did not return the rail,
but his arranged to do so tomorrow aft
ernoon, the Inference Is that no reply
will be presented to Mlnlstrr Bowen be
fore that time.
ARE FOOLING THE PEOPLE,
British Ministers Asanme An Opti
mism They Do Not Feel.
NEW YORK. Jan. 31. The current feel
ing of optimism respecting" the Venezue
lan affair Is not Justified by the facts, de
clares the London correspondent of the
Tribune. It suits the purpose of the Ger
man Empire to have the official organs
announce that the powers are waiting for
satisfactory evidence respecting the securi
ty offered by Venezuela, and Mr. uallour
and Lord Lansdowne are also pleased to
have the public believe that a settlement
Is simply a matter or detail wnicn will in
evitably be worked out. Meanwhile they
are making strenuous offorts to extri
cate themselves from the results of their
own follies and blunders In time for the
meeting of Parliament. A single day
may witness a transformation in the situ
ation, but the signs were not hopeful yes
Mr. Balfour and Lord Lansdowne, hav
ing made themselves responsible for the
collection of a Job lot of German claims,
many of which are tainted with suspicion'
and cannot be classed with the British
claims, are anxiously working In the dark
and trying to patch up a settlement, but
they have not yet succeeded. They can
not saddle upon Germany the responsi
bility for the affronts to the United States
Involved In these policies when the alli
ance has not been repudiated.
FEAR NEW HOSTILITIES.'
Paris Papers Compare Blockade to
tliP Maximilian Blunder.
PARIS, Jan. 3L The tone of the French
press shows that tho editorial writers fear
there will be a renewal of hostilities by
the allies In Venezuelan waters as a re
sult of the present complications. The
Temps points out that tho world's chief
interest is to secure an end to the whole
affair, which Is beginning to be viewed as
another Maximilian blunder, and says:
"If the naval commanders again feel
that they arc at liberty to tike action
owing to the failure of negotiations, there
will be a new Incident like that of San
The Journal des Debats takes a similar
view and remarks:
"The multiplication of delays tends to
confirm the view that the allies do not
sincerely desire a settlement of the trou
ble." Concerning the French claims against
Venezuela, the Temps, tho Journal des
Debats and other newspapers, hold that
tho lilies" demand for preference Is not
tenable. The Temps declares It Is Inad
missible that Germany, Great Britain and
Italy can, ex post facto, secure priority
over France and the United States, who
have already secured a peaceful settle
ment of their Venezuelan claims.
ORIjERS TO RUSH RIFLES
Government Wants Krntc-Jorgensenx
for Mllltla In n. Hurry.
SPRINGFIELD, .Mass., Jan. 3L-Orders
have been received at the United States
Armory to rush the shipment of 100.000
Krag-Jprgensen rifles to arsenals over the
country. The original cause ot the order
was the passage of the mllltla bill, but the
rush feature of the order apparently has a
CONTEXTS OF TODAY'S PAPER.
Quay still forces statehood bill on the Senate.
Morgan may obstruct passage of canal treaty.
Captain llobson resigns-from Navy rather than
go to Bremerton. Page 2.
Envoy Von Sternberg tells how he predicted
Roosevelt's success. Page 3.
Gridiron Club banquet at Washington. Page 12.
Union Pacific strike will not spread to South
ern Pacific. Page
John D. Lone shows Improvement and may re
cover. Page 1.
Diplomat at Caracas exposes nature ot allies'
claims against Venezuela; answer to Bow
en's offer has not come. Page 1.
Dutch railroads surrender to strikers after
trafflc Is paralysed. Page 1.
French Chamber unanimous for a large army.
Hawkins goes over to the Fulton forces; no
stampede follows. Page a.
House committee on taxation reports favorably
on Eddy's bill. Page 0.
Bill Dronosed for Investment of surplus school
funds. Page 7.
Kurkendall's bill for consolidation of 'school
districts passes the Senate without opposi
tion. Page 7.
Developments In Baker County ore steal show
the work to be that ot miners. Pare 7.
Story leaks out how Rratnober lost SSO.OuO at
gambling table. Page 7.
Hermann cults oQce and starts for Oregon.
There will be no delay In building Dalles canaL
Commercial anil JInrlue.'
Review of the week In Wall street. Page 23.
Large loan expansion shown In weekly bank
statement. Page 23.
8tramer Arrow launched on the East Side.
Indrasamha clears with cargo for the Orient,
New bids for making a bar dredge. Page 0.
Portland nnil Vicinity.
OH tank question Is referred by Council com
mittee to three tepresentatlves of Interested
parties. Page 16.
Multnomah delegation hears arguments for new
bridge and Sellwood ferry. Page 1(1.
Thousands of home-seekers are coming to Ore
gon. Pare 11.
Lewis and Clark Fair meets cordial receptp
from the press. Page 21.
Cowboys give an exhibition ot broncho-busting.
Photographer builds houseboat for river tours.
. Page 32.
Widow of Joseph Gugllelmo demands account
ing from her stepson. Page 32.
"Plggle" Ward reported to have signed con
tracts with both Portland and Butte teams.
Portland Y. M. C. A. defeats Seattle for basket-ball
championship. Page 32.
Trip ot Pat Powers west Is In the Interest of
baseball peace. Pace 32.
Fen tu red and Departments.
Editorial. Page 4.
Church announcements. Page 31.
Classified advertisements. Pages 12, 13, 14. 15.
Dangerous work ot lineman. Page 23.
Social. Page 18.
Dramatic and musical. Page 20.
Youths Department. Page 3o.
Household .and fashions. Page 23.
Dooler- letter. Page 26.
Ade's fable. Page 20.
RAILROAD MEN WIN
Strike in Holland Results as
TRAFFIC WAS PARALYZED
Troops Called to Preserve Order Had
to AVnllc and Malls Go on Motor
Cars Company Agree to Boy
cott Certain Traffic.
AMSTERDAM. Jan. Zi. Cavalry and
marines from various stations are In the
city In view of strike eventualities, and
tho Dutch ironclad Everetsen is held In
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readlnera at NIeuwe DIcp to come here
if required. The, postal service hence to
Haarlem and Utrecht Is carried on by
All traffic on the Netherlands Railroad
is at a complete standstill, and the move
ments of troops are impeded, as they aro
obliged to leave the trains and either
march here or come to this city In boats.
Later in the day It van announced that
the director of the State Railroad had
agreed to stop the entire service to and
from Amsterdam, .owing to the threat of
the strikers' committee to proclaim a
strike throughout the country unless they
During a meeting of striking railroad
men held here tonight, a telegram was
received from the Netherlands Railroad
Company announcing that the company
had agreed to the demand. of its employes
not to carry goo dp for the transportation
companies in support of whose men the
railroad men had gone out on strike. The
State Railroad, having agreed to aot In
accord with the Netherlands, the strike
Is. considered to be at an end. and the
resumption of railroad service Is expected.
After a meeting tonight of the leaders
of the unions It was decided to call off the
strike. Work will be resumed at 6 o'clock
Another Koail Was Tied t'p.
ROTTERDAM. Jan. 31. The Nether
lands Railroad Company's employes here
have gone out on strike in sympathy with
the Amsterdam strikers. No trains are
leaving the station here.
MILITIA WAS CALLED OUT.
Cabinet Decided Not to Interfere.
Hut Preserve Order.
THE HAGUE. Jan. 31. The engineers of
the Netherlands Railroad here went on
strike today. No trains are leaving here
for Amsterdam or Rotterdam.
.A special Cabinet council was called to
consider the situation, but as the Nether
lands Railroad is a private company, the
Ministry decided that it could not inter
fere except to preserve order. As a pre
cautionary meagre, the militiamen of the
1S02 levy have been ordered to rejoin the
KAISER THOUGHT ALOUD.
Told Too Plainly What He Tlioneht
of nrltnln and Erfvrarri.
NEW YORK. Jan. 31. The Nat'onal Re
view again refers to its famous story
about the German Emperor's visit to an
American yacht, saying, according to the
London correspondent of the Tribune:
"The story may now be regarded as no
longer challenged in any competent quar
ter. It Is beyond all possible doubt that
the Kaiser did perpetrate an appalling In
discretion by talking Anglophobia at large
In the presence. of strangers, and dis
cussing hlu uncle, our King. In the roost
offensive manner. Judging from the com
munications which have reached us during
the last two months, this Incident made
a deep Impression upon our readers. The
reason we lay so much stress upon it Is
that It affords a conclusive reason why the
German Emperor should not be allowed to
occupy the position which he covets In
tills country of being the power behind
WILL MAINTAIN BIG ARMY.
All Parties) In French Chamber Unite
In Ilarxt of Patriotism.
PARIS. Jan. 31. The discussion of the
army budget In the Chamber of Deputies
today brought out much general debate
relative to the strength of the army and
the necessity ot maintaining It on a
t.trong lighting basla.
General Andre, Minister of War; Colo-
nel Rousset. a Republican Liberal mem
ber of the Chamber, and other leaders of
the military element, took an active part
In defending the army from criticism.
Colonel Rousset pointed out the dangers
surrounding France, and declared peace
to be at the mercy of a single adverse
Incident. Amid the enthusiasm of the
Chamber, he asserted that the part of wis
dom for France was to prepare for all
M. Jaures, a Socialist, repudiated the
statement that the Socialists are opposed
to the army. He said he considered the
army to be one of the strongest arms of
the republic, and that Its flr.-t line and
the reserves should equal in strength the
Amid a patriotic demonstration, the
first chapter of the army budget was
WILL It ENOUNCE HIS RIGHTS.
Croirn Prince of Saxony Abandons
.SncceKslon to Ills Son.
BERLIN, Jan. 31. A curious story wide
ly told in the provincial and Berlin pa
pers this morning is that the Crown
Prince ot Saxony is determined to re
nounce his succession to the throne in
favor of his son, George, who Is 10 years
ot age. The reason given Is that the
military code of honor does not permit
a husband wronged as ho has been to
remain in the service, and the Crown
Prince as commander of the first army
corps of Saxony and as the future com
mander of the entire Saxon contingent,
must pass upon the findings of military
courts of honor, which In circumstances
similar to those of the Crown Prince re
quire a challenge or the laying aside of
The Crown Prince, it Is added. Is scarce
ly expected to challenge Professor Glron,
the teacher of languages who eloped with
the Crown Princess, but opinion In the
army Is so rigid on points of honor that
the Crown Prince Is regarded as ineli
gible for reviewing the decision of courts
of honor and protecting the honor of the
The Rhelnlsh Courier, of Wiesbaden,
says without reservation that the Crown
Prince has renounced his right to suc
cession to the throne and the Berlin
Morgen Post's Dresden correspondent says
he has already appealed to the Emperor to
relieve him of all military positions.
NO HOPE FOIl MUS. MAYUHICK.
Appeal for Helenxe Ynln Her Moth
er llcditce-tl to Poverty.
LONDON, Jan. 31. Both Ambassador
Cboate and Mrs. Florence Maybrick her
self recently received rebuffs In the at
tempts to gain the hitter's feedom. Home
Secretary Akers-Douglass replied to the
Embassy's representations and to the Im
prisoned woman's appeals that he saw no
grounds for her release.
The appeals were made especially In
connection with the necessity for Mrs.
Maybrick's presence In the United States
to testify In the Virginia land' suits in
which she and her mother. Baroness de
Roques, are Interested. The Baronese has
exhausted all her means in her endeavors
to gain her daughter's freedom, and Is
now almost penniless. If. the remission of
sentence, which Is generally applied In
the case of life sentences. Is granted In
Mrs. Maybrick's case, she will be re
leased In March. Whether this will be
done seems doubtful, notwithstanding the
alleged existence of a letter from Lord
Salisbury to the late Ambassador Bay
ard promising that the prisoner's sen
tence would be remitted.
FIEIt CE ATTACKS ON SPRIGG.
Chamberlain Become Wltnes of
Dlstc-rjolon In Cttie Colony.
KIMBERLY. Cape Colony, Jan. 31.
Since the arrival here of Colonial Secre
tary Chamberlain and Mrs. Chamberlain
a series of demonstrations against Sir
John Gordon Sprigs, the Premier of Cape
Colony, have occurred. He was publicly
hissc-d on several occasions, and during
Mr. Chamberlain's remarks on the situa
tion in Cape Colony at the banquet given
in his honor hrre yesterday evening, cries
were raised of "Away-with Sprigg." while
the members of a deputation which waited
on Mr. Chamberlain Informed him in the
presence of Sprigg that they had no faith
In tho Sprigg Ministry, "which hampered
the Afrikander bund, and was dependent
on it for its existence."
Sir John heatedly characterized these
remarks as a personal insult.
Will Sell Historic Hill or Tarn.
LONDON, Jan. 3L The Hill of Tara. so
rich in historic memories, will shortly be
sold at auction in Dublin. Until the sixth
century Tnra was the seat of the Irish
Kings. The last Important gathering on
the Hill of Tara was In IMS, when a gi
gantic meeting twas held there under the
auspices of Daniel O'Connell, who urged
the repeal of the union.
No Delay on Dalles
PLANS CAN BE MODIFIED
If Cost Is Excessive, Board
ENOUGH MONEY FOR THIS YEAR
Soon an Board Reports. Chief Engi
neer Can llenlii Work Jone May
Go on River and Iarlior Com
mittee Favor Open River.
There Is no danger cf delay to work
on the Dalles-Celilo canal through the
need ot further action by Congress.
As soon as the board of engineers re
ports and the chief appiores. that offi
cial can proceed with the work. If the
erst Is excessive, he has authority to
modify the plans.
There is over $.100,000 available,
which Is all that can be spent before
Congress meets again.
Representative Jones Is likely to be
placed on the river and harbor commit
tee, and Is a friend ot the opfp river.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Jan. 31. Whenever the Board of
Engineer olllcers. that examined tho
Columbia River between Tho Dalles and
Celllo, makes a report to the Chief of
Engineers, that officer la authorized, upon
the approval of the same, to at once pro
cure right of way nnd let contracts for
commencing the construction of the pro
posed canal. The report of this board is
not to be submitted to Congress for ap
proval, as the act creating the board pro
vided that they should modify the Harts
project "In such way as to diminish the
cost thereof, and if said proposed ira-provt-nent
can be so modified; then said
wors shall be prosecuted under such mod
ified project. Otherwise, the same shall
be prosecuted under the existing proj
ect." There is now available something over
J300.0O) for Immediate expenditure in pro
curing tho right of way nnd disposing
of all necessity preliminaries all the
money that, in the opinion of the depart- .
ment. can be expended before the next
river and harbor bill Is passed. A great
part ot the right of way needed for the
canal Is embraced In the right of way
which the department obtilned for tho
proprwed boat railway several years ago.
and what additional land Is required will
be purchased with the funds now avail
able. Representative Jone of .Washington,
who is strongly indorsed by all members
from the Pacific Coast for the vacant,
place on tho river and harbor committee,
and who Is very likely to secure the ap
pointment, his heretofore been favorably
disposed towards The Dalles improve
ment, stating that nn open river Is very
essential to the farmers In Eastern Wash
ington. Oregon and Idaho, and It Is ex
pected that he will. If appointed on tho
river nnd harbor committee, assist In ob
taining such appropriations as are de
manded. ANNUAL JOKE OUT OF SEASON.
It ii in or ot Removal of Headquarter
From Ynnconver Denied Attala.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, Jan. 31. Once more has Adjutant
General Corbln. for the gratification of
the Portland Chimber of Commerce, the
Commercial Club and numerous 'Other or
ganizations dented the rumor that tho
Dcpaitment Is contemplating a transfer
of the headquarter of the Department
of- the Columbia from Vancouver Eir
racks to Seattle. These bodies of Port
land business men have recently deluged
Senator Mitchell with telegrams an
nouncing the contemplated change, and
the Senator filed with the Department a
strong protest. isking. If any change bo
made, that the headquarters be trans
ferred to Portland. Ills letter brought
forth the regular denial of the Depart
ment. This Joke Is usually perpetrated during
the dull Summer months and the Depart
ment Is at a loss to understand Its ap
pearance out of season. As was shown
cn all previous occasions, "Vancouver
Barracks Is being yearly improved, en
larged nnd modernized, with a view to
making It one of the leading military
posts In the United States. All these
Improvements are made, both because tho
Department Intends to retain headquar
ters o:- the Columbia River, and because
tho post itself L admirably adapted to
the quartering and maintenance of large
bodies of troops.
WILL HELP l!)(l."i FAIR.
On Proper Sliovrinir. Consul In
Orient Will Solicit Exhibit.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, Jan. 31. At the request of Presi
dent Corbett. of the Lewis and Clark Ex
position, Representative Moody has been
endeavoring for several days to secure,
authority for United States Consuls in
the Orient to use their beat endeavors to
Induce the respective governments with
which they are stationed to participate In
and make characteristic exhibits at the
Portland Exposition of 1805. After can
vassing the situation In the house, Mr.
Moody found, that It would be Impossible
to secure an act ot Congress at this time
authorizing our' Consuls to act In this
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