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MARSHFIELD, OREGON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 1907.
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Qp!cliU Declines No One Cfin Claim
U Title To Railroad inuh'
Jl At Present.
That lawyers and timber locators
are mulcting hundreds of people out
of their money, with no prospect of
ever giving them value received in
procuring them to make application
for lands covered by the Southern
Pacific land grant, is asserted by
United States Attorney Bristol.
Money paid to these lawyers and
locators, for locations upon and ap
plications for railroad lands under
the idea that It gives the applicants
a prefertory right is nothing less
than money thrown away, says Mr.
Bristol, for the reason that no right
to the land can be Initiated before
the possessory right of the railroad
company is terminated.
"The public is entitled to know
tho truth in regard to this matter,"
said Mr. Bristol yesterday. "These
people who are paying lawyers and
locators all the way from $10 to
$100 "to locate them upon railroad
land and "then make application to
purchase the land, are doing nothing
less than giving their money away.
"Under the law the railroad com
pany1 is tho present owner of this
land. Whether rightly so, is not tne
question. They are now the legal
owners. They have the title that
goes with possession of the land and
can hold it against all the world un
til its right of ownership and posses
sion is terminated.
"It Is Idle, then, to suppose that
while it is the owner of the land any
one can go upon it and initiate a
right. Tho man who goes upon it is
a trespasser and the man who pro
cures him to do it under a pretxt of
helping him to Initiate a right pro
cures him to commit a trespass, and
"Nothing is plainer than that no
man can take another upon tho land
of another and give him a right to
that land, before the right of the
other has been ended. Two rights
to the same property In this sense
cannot bo enjoyed at the same time.
One must begin when the other ends,
and cannot begin before.
Can't Gain Title.
'As long as the railroad company
is in possession of this grant, no man
can gain color of title to it by merely
going upon it, claiming it and then
effecting to purchase it. Filing a
notice of offer to purchase with the
County Clerk after tho offer has been
refused by the railroad "company
gains nothing for the applicant.
"Should the government by suit
torminato the grant and come Into
possession of the land, it would then
be open to settlement and not before.
Then one man would have as much
right to it as another. Any qualified
person could then legally and regu
larly file upon tho land, but tho mere
fact that he had gone upon it and
claimed it beforo tho government re
gained title to it, would not give him
a prefertory right, as no right could
be initiated while tho railroad com
pany was In adverse possession of the
"It also appears that many of
those who have offered to buy tho
land and in pursuance of that pur
pose have been located upon it are
residents of other places, and have no
intention of becoming bona fide set
tlers. Many of these applications are
those merely of speculators, who
want to get hold of piece of this land.
It is folly to suppose as a matter of
policy that the government would
recognizo the genuineness of the pur
pose of such people and give them a
right or preference over bona fide
applicants who might file on tho land
as soon as It is thrown open to settle
ment." WILL BUILD FINE
HOMES IN PLAT B
H. J. Isaacs has lumber on his
three lots at the corner pf State and
Sherman avenue in Plat B for build
ing a seven room residence. This
location Is on the main thoroughfare
between Marshfleld nnd North Bend,
and is an ideal building site. Mr.
Isaacs cleared these lots some time
ago, and hopes to have his home
finished within two months. J. P.
Morris has contracted for the clear
ing of his lots at tho corner of Sher
man avenue and Commercial street,
in Plat B. He will immediately be
gin the erection of a seven room
dwelling on the lots when they are
cleared. This residence will be an
exact counterpart of the house being
built by Mr. H. J. Isaacs.
DRIVES FROM FORTUNA
UP TO COOS COUNTY
W. H. Noblo & Sons drove the first
pile yesterday for tho large building
to be erected by Flanagan & Ben
nett, corner of A and Front; streets.
imines, lKfirativeft steaklajrrthe
1UU30 ui tie uuainess wVcWTare to-
ay enMtfill ljfbltterjflFugglo with
their UWfisludjof enuffojaB through
out MUnJflojf StauC Nolnce the
niiwuuo wHiiKjilL i ino teiGOHinhprn
83 JwireV almost to a matNnverv
ratpf 1ft VIsTteyr-iave thoVjle-
tfW" coinpaftjes been cSimtsytfed
'VwBjf a coHidltlftn of affairs such as
iklSCB-todayV Ii 1.883 the onerators
pst. This time .Vie balance nnnnnrs
O be in their ltYr. f!nn1IHnns tn-
day are not wfflat they were 26 years
ago. At thoftime of the tie-up In
1883 tho puJMc did not depend upon
the telegraph to the extent that a
completeiiemorallzatlon of business
occuney although much Inconveni
ence wis felt In many districts.
In ifio present crisis the situation
is (URerent. Tho rapid growth of
thecountiy In the last two dpr.nrlRs
made the telegraph wire a neces-
adjunct to quick dispatch of
communications between every busi
ness nrin and individual in the
United States and Canada. The tele
graph has kept pace with the snlrlt
of the times and today a network of
wires extends from every metropolis
touching every village and hamlet
from the Atlantic to the Pacific and
from the Gulf to Alaska. The re
sult of a complete tie-up of these
wires has caused almost a total
paralyzation of business. Stock
markets, brokers, grain exchanges,
merchants and tho public in general
leel tho blow which suddenly takes
them almost back to the days when
stage coaches and one train a day
were the only means of conveying
Struggle Began March 1.
The struggle that Is now engaging
officials and labor unions over the
entire country began March 1 last,
when a 10 per cent advance in wages
was announced by both the Western
Union and Postal Telegraph com
panies. This was made at a time
when tho Commercial Telegraphers'
Union of America was making great
inroads among tho operators, secur
ing hundreds of membors with a view
of presenting their grievances to the
Immediately following the advance
March 1 the operators alleged that
the advance was not Impartially
given and a demand for further con
cessions was made which resulted in
a strike of Western Union operators
in Oakland and San Francisco being
called by President Small, of the
union, Juno 21. Through the inter
cession of Commissioner Nelll, of the
United States Department of Labor,
this strike was settled several weeks
The telegraphers assert the com
panies agreed to re-employ all strik
ing men without discrimination but
the companies allege they agreed to
re-employ the strikers only on con
ditions satisfactory to themselves.
Operator Was Discharged.
A Western Union operator was
discharged at Los Angeles last week,
the cause being given as insubor
dination. The entire Western Union
force walked out. Soon afterward
the Los Angeles Postal forces joined
in tho movement. An effort to com
pel the Chicago forces of both com
panies to work with nonunion men
at Los Angeles resulted In the Chi
cago offices striking. Within threo
days the strike has extended
throughout the United States and
Canada, even to the Associated Press
men, who were not expected to take
an active part at least not at present.
MAKE GOOD RECORDS
Hand of Twenty-one Leaves Chicago
for Islands With Honors
Gained at School.
Chicago, Aug. 14. Twenty-one of
the original 100 young Filipinos sent
to the United States by their native
government four years ago to be edu
cated in American colleges, left Chi
cago last night for the Philippines
with diplomas In their pockets, pre
pared to tackle the intricacies of
self-government. Twenty-threo of
the boys started back home a few
days ago, and the remaining 4G have
decided to remain In America.
The students appeared happy, hut
prouder than any of them was Mnjor
Edward J. Vattmann, chaplain U. S.
A., retired, and assistant superin
tendent of tho insular bureau In
charge of all the Filipino students in
this part of the country.
"I am proud to say that every oius
of them carried oft some kind of
honor or prize In tho college ho at
tended," said Major Vattmann.
"There was only one trouble with
tnem they studied too hard and wo
had some difficulty In pVoventing
them from overdoing. Their upper
most thoughts were of tho day when
they would havo a hnnd In conduct
ing affairs of the government. They
are quieter than Aiuorican collogo
students and absonce of cigarettes is
noticeable in tho Filipinos."
After giving each young man his
transportation, $15 and a work on
"The Faith of Our Fathers," written
by Cardinal Gibbons, Major Vett
mann turned tho party over to J. E.
Vandez, one of the older boys.
It is said that not one in the entire
100 failed in his examinations.
Senator Knox has managed to
'maintain a boom of very respectable
proportions without any incidental
embellshments in tho way of resucea
or complications in beverage.
J $ $ $ t $ t $ 4 4 $ $ ! $ Jt v i 4 5 ! $
TELEGRAPH STRIKE PRECIPITATED OVER
INSULT TO MRS.
Just because Mrs, Sadie Nichols, a woman operator in tho West
ern Union telegraph offices nt West Oakland, and known to the
union operators as a "scab," reported that John Edgar Ryan, an
operator in the Western Union offices at Los Angeles, nnd a stanch
member of the union, had insulted her oyer the wire for taking a
union man's job, the telegraph business of' the entire United States
is practically at a standstill. On account of tho alleged insult Ryan
was discharged. His fellow employes then walked out.
Two people in tho southwestern part of the United States have
kindled a blaze which reaches from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
The actions of the twain, whose combined incomes are not more
than $70 a week, have tied up business which is computed in the
The saying that a woman Is at the bottom- of every bit of trouble
has again been exemplified, but in this case she has none of the
marks of a melodramatic heroine. She Is simply a hard working
American woman, 4G years old.
The fight Is far bigger now than any dispute as to the reinstate
ment of Ryan, however, and the matter of the. alleged insult is the
smallest factor in the affair. All over the United States this
strike was smoldering. It needed but tho touch of the spark to
cause it to spring into flame.
When the Western Union employes of Los Angeles walked out
the head councils of the union seized the opportunity to declnre a
general strike and finally the whole working force of telegraph
operators In the United States followed.
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Salem-Portland Road Will Be
Extended to Albany and
LQ0KS LIKE HILL PROJECT
A. Welch Asks For New Franchise
In Salem and States
Salem, Or., Aug. 14. A petition
was presented to the City Council
last night asking for a franchise over
several streets of the city, from the
northern to southern limits, with an
outlet upon the Willamette River,
for an entirely new electric railway
system.' The purpose of this Is to
construct a line of railroad from this
city southward as far as Albany, on
the initial stretch, and contemplates
an extension to Portland on the
north and Eugene on the south, with
a lateral or feeder branching from
the main line at Turner to Metoama.
The franchise is asked in the name
of A. Welch, of Portland. He Is
backed in the enterprise by Eastern
capital, whose Identity Is withheld
from publiaction at present, but the
circumstances surrounding the
scheme smacks of Hill interests very
strongly. The petition for the fran
chise covers two separate lines, both
of which have their starting point
at the Fair Ground store, on the
Portland-Salem road, where It joins
wlth'the original L."B. French right
of way. One traverses certain promi
nent streets through the residence
portion of the city, terminating at
the river's brink, calculated to give
an outlet to the system Into Polk
County. The other takes a river
course through the city In a nearly
direct line to the southern limits,
and will connect In the vicinity of the
Reform School with the line that has
already been surveyed for which
right of way has been secured from
this city to Mehama.
The peclflc conditions mentioned
in the franchise, are that work must
be begun within six months after the
granting of the franchise, and the
entire road completed between this
city and Albany within two years.
This Indicates that there is need of
hurry In tho completion of the pro
ject. Mr. Welch, who Is at tho head
of the Willamette Valley Company,
recently sold out his Interests in tho
Eucene & Eastern to Story and
others, who are promoting a system
of lines out of Eugene. Ho is devot
ing his entire efforts upon the present
project, which contemplates a con
tinuous system of electric railway
from Portland to the southern
boundary of tho state, with laterals
reaching out to the most fertile sec
tions of the valloy, having no rail
road outlets to the principal markets.
Two crews of surveyors will be placed
In tho field the first of next week,
and will complete tho surveys, ac
cording to the designs of the promo
ters, as they proceed.
MEN RULED OUT IN
THIS ONE INSTANCE
Misses Agnes Hutchoson, and
nvoivn Anderson and Mesdames .
Jack Flanagan and William Lawlor ,
are In possession of tho Sigma unt .
boat .house this weok and are enjoy-1
Inc an outing uninterrupted by the.
presence of the sterner sox.
YOUNG GIRL USES REVOLVER
Lovo AiTair Responsible For Flora
San Francisco, Aug, 14. Flora
Rixecker, a young gi.l who camo
here recently from Los Angeles with
her mother, shot and killed herself
with a pistol yesterday at her resi
dence. A love affair, is believed to
have been the cause of tho act. She
was 1C years old
UP THE VALLEY
SADIE NICHOLS, OPERATOR.
$ $ $ $ !$$$$$$ J $ J
Washington Water Power
Company In Line for
3,000 ACRES SUBMERGED
Many Fanners Arc Homeless De
struction Along St. Joo nnd
Cocur d'AIene Rivers.
Post Falls, Idaho, Aug. 14. Be
cause of a dam built by the Wash
ington Water company at this point,
thousand of acres of farm land are
overflowed and the crops that would
ordinarily "be harvested are a total
loss. The farmers of the country
along the St. Joe and Coeur d'AIene
rivers are greatly wrought up over
the loss of their homesteads. Nearly
300 ranchers are affected, their liv
ing and very hqmes being at stake.
It Is estimated that more than
3000 acres lying along the Coeur
d'AIene river alone are completely
submerged In several feet of water.
Along tho St. Joe river are other dis
tricts of lesser acreage beneath the
water, and in the Wolf Lodge coun
try and other lake regions there aro
hundreds of acres of splendid graz
ing meadows now covered with sev
eral feet of water. The total amounts
to many thousands of acres that aro
absolutely worthless under tho pres
ent condition of affairs.
The farmers will club together and
fight the corporation that has prac
tically ruined their farms and homes
and left them in bad shape for the
approaching winter and one of the
most extonsive and complicated law
suits ever brought In this part of tho
country is now threatened by the
farmers of this district. '
The thousands of acres now over
flowed have herptofore been har
vested in the month of August and
produced from one to threo tons of
splendid hay to the acre, which sold
on the market from $12 to $16 a
ton. Now, however, as tho entire
tract Is, and has been for some time
overflowed with several feet of wa
ter, there is practically no hope of
any hay being harvested here this
year and the winter feed will not
only be lost for the stock but many
families who depended on their hay
crop to buy their winter supplies will
bo rendered destitute. In many
cases tho farmci j hrva lost all their
possessions by tho high water.
The Washington Water Power
company claim they have a right to
dam tho lake, having derived this
right from Mr. Post, who settled nt
Post Falls In the early days and who
derived his right from tho govern
ment when ho took up his homestead
here. The farmers took their home
steads in good faith, received a pat
ent from the government and there
fore claim that tho flooded lands aie
a loss to them and that they are eu
tltlod to damages. Tho farmo.s
claim that tho hay grown In tho
flooded district is worth annually not
less than $113,000.
BOATS AND STAGES
Evory boat which leaves Portland
for Coos Bay is unahlo to accomo
date all those who dcBiro to come
hero. The stage routes havo the
same difficulty, and threo stago
loads were loft at Rosoburg tho other
day. Tho Drain stago route finds
itself unable to handle the travelers
who aro coming this way.
MOTHERS' CLUB WILL
MEET THIS AFTERNOON
The Mothers' Club will meet today
at 3 o'clock in the Baptist church.
Several subjects on tho training of
children will be under discussion.
All Interested aro cordially invited
PAY FOR ESTATES
Payment Is Made by Go eminent to
Klamutli County Indians
Last week the Klamath Indians
received the first payment due them
from tho $25,000 recently received
as the Initial sum on tho GOO, 000
acres of land excluded from the res
ervation when the boundary was es
tablished. The individual amount
received by each Indian on the reser
vation is $23.88. Supt. H. G. Wil
son, assisted by his chief clerk, be
gan the work of disbursing this
amount last Tuesday at Klamath
Falls, paying the Indians who do not
reside on the reservation. The claim
oi the Indians against the govern
ment which has so successfully been
prosecuted has been pending for sev
eral years past, the late Jesse Kirk
and other prominent representatives
of the tribe having made several
journeys to Washington to urge the
allowance of this claim. A brief
history, of the transaction is given
by the Klamath Falls Express as fol
lows: According to the terms of the
treaty with the Indians certain points
were established and Imaginary lines
between these points formed the
boundary of tho reservation. When
these lines were surveyed an error
was made and thereby 600,000 acres
of land belonging to the Indians ac
cording to the terms of the treaty
were excluded from the reservation.
Ihis land was taken up by the white
men under the public land laws so
that, when the error was discovered
and tho Indians claimed the lands,
It would have caused serious com
plications to attempt to eject the set
tlers on the land consequently the
lands by an act of congress were pur
chased from the Indians at 86.36
cents per acre, the total amount be
ing $537,007.20. The Indians have
received $25,000 as a cash payment
on these lands and this sum has been
divided among 1046 Indians and each
Part of the money will be used in
buying cattle for the Indians and in
improving the reservation and $350,
000 has been put out on interest
which will be received annually by
OPPOSES1 UNDRESSED KIDS
MRS. GRANNIS SHOCKED BY
President of Purity League Snys if
Starr Is Sincere, He AVill
Draw Line at Slip.
New York, Aug. 14. "Gracious,
the very Idea of such a thing!" ex
claimed Mrs. Elizabeth Grannis, pres
ident, of the National League for the
Promotion of Purity, today, when
she was asked about the declaration
of Prof. Frederick Starr of Chicago
University that girls and boys up to
10 years of age should be permitted
to ko around absolutely nude.
"What do I think of iff" asuea
Mrs. Grannis, In a shocked tone.
(.Anthony Comstock Is a member of
her organization.) "Why, I think
the way any respectable woman
would think it's positively out
rageous. "You newspapers take up the most
flippant things," said Mrs. Grannis.
"Why don't you come and Interview
me on serious things? You always
want to make fun."
"Do you thiUk New York would
tolerate the spectacle of children
playing In tho parks without any
"Certainly not," responded Mrs.
Grannis, horrified at the very idea.
"The police would be after them In
a minute. Oh, it will not happen
"You believe, Mrs. Grannis, thnt
tho dress of children should be made
as comfortable as possible?"
"Oh, of course; but if tho Starr
man In Chicago Is sincere, he will
draw the lino at a silk slip. Let tho
children go around In that sort of
dress. But they must have some
"A good many year3 ago," It was
suggested to Mrs. Grannis, "people
went around without clothes."
"Yes, I know they did," was her
reply. "It was all right then. The
people of thoso times know no bet
ter. But today, in our peculiar civ
ilization and tho false idea we get
about tho relations between tho
sexo3, it would bo positively harmful
to let children go around absolutely
naked. It would never do.
"At tho same tlmo there should bo
reform In dress," continued Mrs.
Grannis. "Corsets should go. High-
heeled shoes should bo abolished.
Tho women of tho fashionable world
go around on stilts, and it requires
nil tho mental caliber and physical
endurance they possess, to stand up.
"Man's attire in tho summer tlmo
is outrageous. Ho goes around In
woolen coats which aro padded and
so hot as to bo positively uncom
fortable. There should bo no sleeves
to tho coats."
Resuming her talk about children
drosssd in tho garb of Adam and
Eve, Mrs. Grannis said thnt under
certain conditions thero was noth
ing lewd or Indolicato about tho nude
"Pleaso bo serious," Implored
Mrs. Grannis at tho labt. "Do your
cause some good. Try not to be
flippant. Remember wo aro stonily
opposed to Professor Starr's schemo.
Chlldien know too much, anyway."
Dauco at Rink Tonight.
Thoro will bo no show at the rink
tnnitrht. hut tlin usual social danco
will be given. Good music and an
excellent Moor. uontiomen, uyc
ladles, free; and danco as loug
Chamber of Commerce Meet
ing Tonight Will Have Sev
eral Fine Addresses.
State Dairy and Food Commissioner
Hailey Will Talk Also
Last Friday night it was applet
culture at the Chamber of Commerce
meeting. Tonight, the dairy cow
will hold sway. State Dairy and Food
Commissioner Bailey will be present
an so will Mrs. Yoakum, the most
successful director of a dairy ranch.
In Coos county.
Commissioner Bailey will deliver
an address on dairy opportunities in.
Coos county and on the dairy inter
ests generally, and Mrs. Yoakum will
tell from practical experience, how to
conduct a dairy. A number interest
ed in dairy farms and creameries and
cheese factories, will be in attend
ance. It will be an open meeting and
everybody, ladies and gentlemen aro
welcome. Mrs. Yoakum Is backed by
Mr. Bailey in her position that dairy
ing is a veritable gold mine In Coos,
county and that it is the royal road
to sure wealth.
The defenders of the Gravenstein,
apple will also bo present at tonight's
meeting, and there will be other mat
ters of Interest to come up. The re
port of the Joint committee with.
North Bend on the creation of a port
commission for Coos Bay will bo
heard, as well as interesting corres
pondence. There has been a continuous stir
at the Chamber of Commerce hall
this week, there being few intervals
when there haye not been new-comers
on hand getting their bearings, by
looking over maps and getting in
formation about tho city and sur
rounding country. Those arriving
yesterday stated that others wero
left at Roseburg that the stage could
not bring and the general report is
that a largo number from the outsldo
is headed toward Coos Bay.
TROUBLE FOR OFFICERS
Matter's In Klamatli County Not
Satisfactory To Citizens.
Klamath Falls, Or., Aug. 14.
The future of tho Klamath reclama
tion project Is absorbing the atten
tion of every one interested in tho
Klamath country because the dissat
isfaction with the methods of tho
Government for the past year seems
about to reach a climax.
Supervising Engineer D. C. Henny,
who recently visited the project, said
work probably would not begin on
what 13 known as the Upper Klamath
project until more of the lauds own
ed by private Individuals were signed
up for Irrigation. Representatives
from the upper project Informed Mi
Henny that no more lands would bo
signed up as long as the reclamation
service could not determine when and
at what cost the lands already signed
up would be reclaimed. Further dis
cussion followed, and the parties rep
resenting the landowners of tho up
per project who have signed their
lands for Government irrigation in
formed Henny that they would com
mence legal action for release from
their contracts. Unless It dovelops
that Engineer Henny cannot speak
for tho reclamation service this mat
ter will likely reach the courts short
ly. Aside from the upper project, It
seems to be qulto popular to be reg
istered on the roll of thoso antagonis
tic to tho local reclamation govern
ment. Many shareholders In tho
Water-Users' association are not en
tirely satisfied. Tho sworn state
ments field by Mason, Davis & Co. In
support of their claims for additional
pay are held to justify the demand
for tho resignation of several of tho
officials connected with tho project.
Tho government work this year
has amounted to practically nothing.
Tho present payroll for actual labor
ers amounts to about $3,000 a month
Tho payroll for over3eors and ofllco
employes nmounts to a like sum.
This Ie a featuro that is being severe
ly criticized by tho landowners
DANGER LURKS ALONG
THE COUNTY HIGHWAY
Several parties who travel tho
county road between here and Mor'h
Bond havo intimated to a Time- re
porter that there Is great daiif.tr
Jack Flanagan and William Lawlor
routo nro numorous large tries
which aro liable to fall at any minute
and across tho highway. The recent
destruction of a part of tho Fcrn
dalo bridge by n largo tree falling
on it, Is an oxamplo of tho dangerous
naturo of tho road's border- At
least, It Is advlsablo to havo trees
which stand near tho road cut uown,
and thus avoid any possible dis
Tho Wilson Htage will leave
IMarshflold next Mouday