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THE8TTXDAY OREftOyiAy. PORTLAND. JUKE 23, 1912.
BRYAH, EVEN ALONE
TO FIGHT PARKER
Nebraskan Will Not Depend on
Leaders to Whom He Has
OUTCOME MAY BE CLOSE
Martlne, of w Jersey, Says Chair
manship Is Not Worth Quarrel
ing About and Makes Plea
BALTIMORE. June it. William J.
Bryan will make the fight against the
naming; of Alton B. Parker, of New
York, aa temporary chairman of the
Democratic Kational convenUon, re
gardless of the attitude taken by the
e candidates for Presidential nomi
nation to whom Bryan aent a tele
graphic note asking- them to Join with
him in opposing- Parker.
That statement waa emphatically
Blade today by Dr. P. U Hall. National
ommltteeman from Bryan's homo
atate. Hall said the issue as to Judge
Parker waa more clearly defined than
ever, and that the fight had to come.
The replies of the candidates so far
made." said Dr. Hall, "clearly Indicate
that they don't care to tr":e sides, but
that will make no difference with
Bryan. He will never let up In his
fight, and it will be carried to the
Close Fight Expected.
Dr. Hall aald the fight against Par
ker on the convention floor might be
Those National committeemen who
re aligned with Judge Parker ana
lyzed the replies of the candidates to
Mr. Bryan's note, and declared the Ne
braska leader would find little com
fort In them, and that he would be
compelled to muke the fight with only
those delegates who Joined with him.
Fome of the leaders hoped that
Bryan could be persuaded to withdraw
from the fight and abide by the de
rision of the committee In the Interest
of party harmony. There were reports
that there might be a bolt if Judge
Parker was finally selected and a par
ty of progressives formed, but none
close to the Bryan leaders would con
firm this, saying that It was Idle to
talk of such moves, especially since
the delegates and leaders had not
threshed it out In convention.
United States Senator Martlne, of
New Jersey, was one of the early Wil
son arrivals today.
Martlne Wants Harmony.
"The temporary chairmanship is not
worth fighting over," declared Senator
Martlne. "I am Bryan's friend and
would prefer to see a man like Senator
Kern temporary chairman; but that Is
all secondary to getting a real progres
sive candidate like Woodrow Wilson
and a platform that Is more progres
sive than our platforms of TS years
ngo. We don't want a row at the. be
ginning of this convention."
Death has reduced by one the num
ber of contests. There will be no con
test In the Sixth Louisiana district. In
the same manner in which the contest
was created It has been solved. The
vacancy In the delegation was caused
by the tragic death In Washington of
the late Representative Robert C. Wyk
llffe, chosen to the Baltimore conven
tion some time ago. A dispute arose
as to which of the two alternates in
the district was entitled to his seat
here. Secretary Urey Woodson, of the
National Democ ratio committee, has
been Informed that one of the alter
nates also baa died.
Contests Are Filed.
Up to date the National committee,
which will sit Monday, haa received no
tification of contests affeotina; the en
tire delegations from the District of
Columbia. Porto Rico, Vermont, the
Philippines and Alaska. In addition,
rival claims have been made to the
seats of the delegates from Illinois at
large, the first 10 districts of that state
and also the Twentieth. Other contests
Inaugurated are over three aeata from
Rhode Island, one seat in the Seventh
and one In the Ninth Pennsylvania dis
tricts, and both seats In the Seventh
and Sixteenth Texas districts.
An appeal for a "winning candidate"
is being made by the Bryan League of
Iowa to every delegate through an ad
dress distributed among the assembled
politicians. In this appeal It Is ar
gued that Democratic success depends
upon winning at least 1,000,00.0 dissatis
"What faction of the Republican
party can we best hope to win away 7"
the Iowa Democrats ask. "Unquestion
ably the radical progressives and fol
lowers of La Follette. Name the Demo
crat whom these men are now ready to
vote for and you have found the. win
BALDWIN IS FOR HARMONY
Connectlcnt Governor Draws Moral
Prom Chicago Situation.
NEW HAVEN. Conn, June 2J. Gov
ernor Baldwin today aent the following
to Colonel Bryan In reply to Bryan's
appeal that the Governor oppose Alton
R Parker as temporary chairman of the
"Replying to your telegram, for
warded from Hartford, It does not seem
to me that the course you suggest
would promote harmony at Baltimore.
"The Republican party has been
visibly destroying Itself at Chicago.
The storm center has been the action
of its National committee in planning
for the organization of lta convention."
T. R. VICTORY PREDICTED
Two Oregon Delegates Say Action ot
Convention Will Arouse.
The following voluntary message
was received last night by The Orego
nlan: "Chicago. June 2I.--Not the drunk
enness of power, but the Insanity of
senility led the discredited leaders to
believe the people would again allow
the bosses to override the people's
will. They have sent the pitcher to
the well now once too often.
"With the states of Ohio. Oklahoma,
New Jersey, Pennsylvania and others
sitting In the convention and firmly,
but sorrowfully voting blank, more
than one-third of the total vote pro
testing silently against the steamroller
drift of the nomination means some
thing. Quiet, but determined, the peo
ple are aroused.
"I believe that with Roosevelt as the
Independent candidate, he wltl receive
more votes than Taft and the Demo
cratlc candidate combined.
"HENRY WALDO COE.
-CHARLES W. ACKERSON.
SECRETARY OF NAVY, WHO IS ILL WITH TYPHOID FEVER
AT HIS HOME IN MASSACHUSETTS.
V - " -
GEORGE VOX L. METER.
MEYER HAS TYPHOID
Secretary of Navy II! at Home
OFFICIAL CIRCLES STIRRED
Aliment That Started Supposedly
With Stomach Trouble Blag
nosed as Mild Form or
WASHINGTON. June 42. (Special.)
Official and social circles were con
siderably disturbed today by telegrams
from Hamilton, Mass, announcing that
t. Vpvpr SAcretarv of the
Navy, was suffering from typhoid fever.
Secretary Meyer naa moo
.......I A .trm mnA ohnilt S. WPffc SKO
Ws physician advised that he return
to his Borne ror a rest, m -'"
be was complaining of stomach trou
ble, but there were no Indications of
the presence of typhoid and his phy
on frionriA hpri believed that
a few days" rest at his country home
would restore him to neaim. uay oe
fore yesterday the physicians at Ham
ilton, who had been summoned when
his condition did not Improve, diag
nosed his ailment as typhoid.
Late dispatches tonight In response
to inquiries from friends here say his
condition Is not alarming, and mem
bers of his family expect him to be
out inside of a week or perhaps slightly
longer, as tne attack is saia to m very
BOY SHOOTS PLAYMATE
JIMMY HIGLEY KILLED ACCI
DENTALLY WITH .22 RIFLE.
Eddie Flnley, Aged 11, Pulls Trigger
When Companion Is Inspecting
Jlmmie Higley, 9 years old. whose
parents live at 771 Macadam, street,
was acldentally shot and killed by his
playmate. Eddie Flnley, 11 years old,
with a .12-callber rifle. The tragedy
took place at 5 o'clock yesterday after
noon. Eddie and Abble Carlton had gone
out to shoot at targets about Z o'clock.
Eddie bas an alrgun which he lent
to the Carlton boy. He took his
father's rifle out of the basement.
They had previously gone down town
to buy some shells.
On their way home the two lads sat
down on the sitewalk near the corner
of Macadam and Grover streets. Jlmmie
Higley was seated on bis play-wagon
near by. Jlmmie salted to see the gun.
In the Inspection that followed. Flnley
pulled the trigger, not knowing that
the gun was loaded, and the bullet
struck Jlmmie In the forehead. He was
carried to his parents' house by Mrs.
p-ijii ii.i.imn "ffy"M""J"S
1 II .III I.
Jtaaamle Rlglr. Accidentally Killed
While "Plmrtaa SaJctde."
Ida Mader. but died almost immedl
Fred Relnking. 71 Macadam street,
waa driving home In his wagon, and
turned the corner of Grover street lust
night, "and the boys Jumped up, and
then I heard young Flnley say: "Oh,
my! Tve killed Jlmmie Higley. Jlmmie
was sitting with his body facing north,
but had his head turned sideways
towards the boys. Flnley had the gun
alongside him, in a slanting direction,
and pulled the trigger."
E. J. flnley, a contractor, xatner oi
the boy, said last night that his son
had strict injunctions not to play with
"He had a little gun of his own. a
mere plaything." said Mr. Flnley, "bul
1 had alwaya told him not to touch cai
rifle. It was kept upstairs, but In
cleaning had been put in the basement. I
My boy had gone down town ana se
cured the shells, for I have never kept
a single one In the house.
Jlmmie was an only son.
STATE CLIPPING COUPONS
Washington Adds to Funds Sum of
OLTMPIA. Wash.. June 22. (Spe
cial.) The state treasury will receive
1117,807 In Interest as the proceeds of
coupons dipped during July by State
Treasurer Lewis from bonds held by
him for the state. Of this amount.
155,992 la on interest on municipal
bonds, while Interest on county and
school district bonds amounts to ?61.
For each of the 363 nays of the
year $1250 is received In the state
treasury from state permanent funds
now Invested in bonds. This means a
consequent reduction in taxes. State
Treasurer Lewis now holds bonds in
the sum of $10,000,000 belonging to the
several state permanent funds.
NEWBERG RIGHTS EXPIRE
Yamhill Franchise Haa Run 20
Years Bridge to Be Considered.
The franchise of the Yamhill Electric
Company, of Newberg, expires jaonaay.
t .a- rrntA 9( vM.m ,ro and nro-
vldes that at the expiration of that
period the city nas tne rigm to ouy
the plant at a price tnai may oe agreed
. i flA ft Haab not the fran
chise is to be renewed for another
period of 20 years. The francmse also
gives the right to the company f sup
nt iuiw. i. fnr Atantrtc cars. There has
been an extension of the territory of
the company and it is now lurnismnts
light and power to several adlacent
towns. The matter of a renewal is to
be taken up by the City Council Mon
. The County Court is to meet with the
court of Marlon County at Salem July
3 in relation to the proposed bridge
across the Willamette at mwoerj,
cost of which Is to be about $80,000,
... .k.mh h thA two counties, with
Yamhill paying something more than
half. A delegation rrom tne commercial
r-inh nf N'ewberar will also be In attend
ance at this meeting.
Reindeer Owners in Alaska.
When a woman In an enlightened
country makes her way to a front rank
.k. vnrlH. the fact SOOn
becomes known and peoplo are eager
to learn sometning oi iue tuuuiuu.
that brought it about and of the char
acter of the one who accomplished it.
That a woman with a brown skin
should also successfully compete with
l ne mvu 1 -
understood. Out of 260 Eskimos who
own reindeer in "
women. I - . -
A new cnooi win " - - . ... j..--
soon, to be known as the acbool of house-
FOREST SERVICE IS
Timber Prices Held Higher
Than Private Sales Made
. in Same Vicinity.
LUMBER COST STATIONARY
Secretary's Report Shows That of
26,297 Homestead Applications
' in Forests 13,991 Have Hot
OREGONTAN NEWS BUREAU,
Washington. Jane 22. (Special.) The
frank admission Is made by the Secre
tary of Agriculture. In a letter sent to
Congress, that the Forest Service Is
frequently selling timber from forest
reserves at prices higher than the cur
rent price for privately owned timber
in the same locality. In the same com
munication the . Secretary criticises
homesteaders on lands within the
boundaries of forest reserves for sell
ing their, timber at bargain prices.
This confession from the head or tne
Department of Agriculture Justifies
the -charge frequently made by Sena
tor Borab of Idaho that the Forest
Service, by holding up the price of
Government timber, is as much a lum
ber trust as Weyerhaeuser or other
large owners, and. In fact, is playing
into the hands of these big owners by
keeping the Government price equal to
or higher than the price these owners
Moreover, the statement of the Sec
retary shows that the Forest Service
has been steadily increasing its price
for sturapage. In 1909 the average
price charged by the Government was
$1.98 per thousand feet; In 1910 It rose
to $2.44 and in 1911 was $2.56, which
Is a more rapid rise than prevails in
most Western lumber districts. In
spite of this advance in price, the
quantity of timber sold is also in
creasing. It was 286,666,000 feet in
1909, 574,555.000 feet in 1910 and 830,
804,000 In 1911. the amounts received
for those years being respectively
$508,903. $1,400,992 and $2,122,639.
The report of Secretary Wilson to
Congress is in part as follows:
Appntlsal Is Necessary.
"The prices charged for National
forest timber are determined In ac
cordance with the act of June 4. 1897.
This law requires that timber be sold
for not less than Its appraised value;
in other words, what such timber is
actually worth under current market
conditions. Prices are, therefore, de
termined by a careful calculation of
the cost of logging and manufacture,
and the average selling price of the
manufactured product in the locality.
The cost of logging and manufacture
and a liberal operating profit, ranging
from 10 to 80 per cent, are deducted
from the average selling price of lum
ber to arrive at a fair market valua
tion of the standing timber.
The rates so determined are seldom
if ever lower and frequently are higher
than the prevailing prices for private
ly owned timber of the same quality
and at the same distance from mar
ket In nearly every locality where
this is true, the prices of private
stumpage have been largely fixed by
custom and often are controlled by
the lumber interests. In many of the
National forest regions there are still
1 nantlHM MmhAF ATI UnDAN
fected homesteads and timber and
stone claims. As tnese claims are per
fected the timber is usually offered'
for sale and often is purchased at very
low prices because of ttae ignorance of
the claimant as to Its actual market
value and his Inability to negotiate
successfully with shrewd business
n iph. omAnnt nf timber old under
such conditions is enough in many lo
calities to largely intiuence tne pre
vailing stumpage prices.
"In regions where private timber Is
owned by lumbermen or others who
appreciate its value. National forest
prices compare closely wtlh those ob
tained in private sales, ot stumpage of
similar quality and accessibility.
Pnrehaaea Are Small.
"The stumpage prioes on National
forests have not " restricted the pur
chase ot such timber In small quan
tities by local operators who supply
settlers and industries in the region.
During the last fiscal year 97 per cent
of all sales made. 6471 separate trans
actions, were for amounts of timber
.TiAAr tsoa in value. During the fiscal
year 1910 6194 such sales were made,
and during the fiscal year lso, o
sales of this sise. The steady increase
in the number of these small pur
chases indicates more general nse of
National forest timber by local opera
tors. "The price placed upon National
forest timber have not raised the cost
of lumber manufactured by local mills
to the settlers whom such mills sup
ply. Such appraisals always permit
the operator a liberal profit, consider
ing fully the necessarily expensive
methods of manufacture In small mills.
The stumpage price forms always not
more than one-sixth and often not
more than one-eighth of the price
which the settler pays for the manu
factured lumoer. The difference la
made up by labor bills, cost of equip
ment and maintenance, and the profit
which the operator takes out of the
business. The Forest Service has no
control over the prices at which the
manufactured lumber from small mills
Is sold to settlers. 6uch prices are
fixed by the mill men quite arbitrarily
in localities away from the railroads,
and by competition with outside lum
ber in localities within reach of the
"While the prices of National forest
timber. therefore, are sometimes
higher than prevailing prices in the
locality, this is due to the adoption of
market standards in accordance with
the requirements of the law. Further
more, it does not affect the prices paid
for lumber by consumers."
Homestead Applicants Refused.
In the same report. Secretary Wil
son furnishes information regarding
homestead entries of agricultural
lands In forest reserves under the act
of June 11, 1906. From the passage of
that act to date, there have been 26,
297 applications from intending home
steaders for lands of this character,
and of this number. 12,991 applications
have been rejected, the Forest Service
l..4nUw tha lanS ATmlled tOT Were
not chiefly valuable for timber. The
number of claims allowed was 10.695,
and 2611 applications are still pending.
During this period qt nearly six years,
the Forest Service has established
6740 ranger- stations within reserves,
and almost every one of those stations
was planted down upon land that some
hu. AlActed and aDPjIed
for. Practically half, therefore, of thb
lands which were sougni oy Home
steaders, were denied the settlers, and
were gobbled up by the Forest Ser
vice for the use of rangers.
On the showing by the Department
Itself, the Forest Service stands con
victed of the charges repeatedly made
in the Senate this session by Senators
Borah and Heyburn, of Idaho, and
others who have found fault wi J the
manner in which the Forest Service
has been conducted.
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