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hsued Cach Thursday
MS OF THE WEEK
In a Condensed Form for
A Resume of the Lest Important but
Not Less Interesting Events
of the Past Week.
England has just been visited by a
The Colorado State bank, of Durango,
The revolutionary agitation is grow
ing in Portugal.
The Yaqui Indians are again on the
-warpath in Mexico.
The National Bank of Commerce, of
Kansas City, will reopen.
Japan and Russia have combined to
freeze China out of Manchuria.
The bridal gifts of Marshall Field's
daughter were stolen in England.
The peace conference of the Central
American republics has been concluded.
Scotchmen in London are again
adopting the kilt as a regular wearing
The East has just exeprienced a great
storm. Heavy snow fell and many
wires are down.
Premiums are being offered for the
new gold pieces without the motto "In
God We Trust."
A petition to allow women to vote
on municipal affairs in Paris was greet
ed with laughter by the council.
General Funston finds the Goldfleld
Commissioner of Indian Affairs
Leupp says Indians are losing millions
yearly in timber lands.
A hout j-to-houee canvass at Monon
gah, W. Va., shows 18 still missing as
a result of the mine disaster.
Plans are complete for re-organizing
the Merchants' National bank at Port
land and it is expected to open soon.
District Attorney Langdon, of San
Francisco, also admits that the evidenee
of Ruel will be required to oonvict Cal
houn. The American Can company has con
trol of the Paclflo coast, having absorb
ed the United Can company, of San
Goldfleld mineowners have with
drawn their new scale and opened nego
tiations with the American Federation
of Labor. The object seems to be to
pet this organization into a fight with
the Western Federation of Miners.
D. L. Anderson, president of the
Foochow university, who has just re
turned to this eountry, says China is
on the eve of a bloody revolution that
will mark her entrance into the parlia
ment of the world as a power to be
The campaign against rats is being
kept up vigorously in San Francisco.
The Michigan state treasurer is to be
removed for putting funds in a rotten
The great fleet ot warships is all
ready to start on its voyage to the Pa
cltio. The preson.ce of Goneral Funston at
Goldfleld is believed to have a good
Bristol's nomination has been with
drawn from the sonata as district at
torney for Oregon.
Mrs. Longworth has undergone an
operation for appendicitis, but there is
no fear of the results.
Senator Bourne, of Oregon, will con
tinue his third-term agitation despite
the statomunt issued by Roosevelt.
Kuropatkln has taken the witness
stand In behalf of Stoessel and the gen
eral stands a better chauce of being
Two mail pouches containing valu
able packages were stolen from the
Omaha postoflioe, and no trace of them
has been found.
Harry Orchard la not displaying as
much bravado in tolling the story of
his crimes to the Pettibone jury as he
did at the nrst recital.
Heney has admitted that he needs
Abe Ruef's testimony to convict Cal
houn and may yet grant the ex-boss
Immunity and get bun on the stand.
Souta has fully recovered from the
eneets of ptomaine poisoning.
State Attorney Healy says he will
enforce the Sunday cloning laws in Chi
The ordinance allowing theaters to
open in New York on Sundays has been
la the Boston city election Republl
caui elected the mayor for the first time
in six years.
Queen Carols, of Saxony, Is dying.
The prediction Is made In the East
'that Bryan and Roosevelt wlil be op
posing candidates lor president.
A bridge in construction across the
Susquehanna at Uloomsburg, Fa., col
lapsed and seven men were killed and
nearly 20 others Injured.
Andrew Carnegie has given another
f 2,000,000 to the Carnegie institute in
Washington. This increases his endow
ment fond to f 11,000,000.
WILL DO NOTHING.
Small Chance Congress Will Reform
Washington, Dec. 16. It can be
1 1 tted on the highest authority that if
ttie subcommittee of the house commit
tee on banking and currency now deal
ing with the subject can have its way
no effort will be made by the present
congress to adopt legislation remedial
of the present financial condition. All
the energies of that committee will be
directed toward the framing and pass
age of laws more general in character
and which will be intended to preclude
shrinkage of the circulation, entailing
widespread financial distress.
The subcommittee held a four hours'
conference today with its chairman,
Representative Fowler, of New Jersay,
at which the bill which the subcom
mittee has undertaken to draft was
earnestly discussed, but no decision as
to its precise character and scope was
reached. It is not likely the subcom
mittee will be ready to report on the
bill until after the holidays. ,Men high
in the world of finance will be given an
opportunity to appear before the com
mittee to present their views on the
Much time will be spent in both the
house and senate in considering ,the bill
when reported, and it is the hope of
the members of the banking committee
that the finances of the country will
have so adjusted themselves by that
time that there will be no necessity for
legislation looking to the correction of
WOMEN IN TERROR.
Afraid for Their Lives Until Troops
Arrived in Goldfleld.
Goldfleld, Nev., Dec. 16. Delega
tions from the Woman's club, of Gold
field, and from the chamber of com
merce, Merchants' association and Min
ing exchange called on General Funston
this afternoon to acquaint him further
with the conditions which have prevail
ed in Goldfleld previous to the coming
of the United States troops and the sit
uation which led to the sending of Gov
ernor Sparks' dispatch to Washinnton
asking that trcops be sent here. The
visit of these'de legations doubtless was
because of the efforts that are constant
ly being ..made to have the troops
General Funston said, after the con
ferences were over, that'the statements
were a revelation, especially thoBe made
by the women, who are wives of prom
inentjeitizens of Goldfleld. The state
ments, he said, showed that for days
the women of Goldfleld had lived in a
state of constant terror, until the com
ing of the troops though no instances of
anything more than trivial annoyances
MAKE CANADA INDEPENDENT
Destiny Is Union With United States
or Monarchial Independence.
Ottawa, Ont., Dec. 16. The inde
pendence of Canada is now being open
ly discussed and In 'a measure promoted
before some of the most important pub
lic bodies of the dominion. Today the
idoa of Canada as a 'nation is looming
large on the public mind, and it has in
a very short space of time marvelously
changed public sentiment .In that re
gard. Speaking before the Canadian club at
Ottawa, J. 8. Ewart, K. C, of Toronto,
predicted that Canada would yet fill an
independent position in the world.
Then she would pursue either one of
three courses a union with the United
States as an independent republic, a
union with Great Britain as an inde
pendent monarchy with her own sov
ereign, or an independent monarchy
with allegiance to the British sovereign.
Canadian opposition against the im
perial government was directed not
against the king, but against the colo
nial eeoretary, who is generally ignor
ant of colonial matters.
Bankers Go Scot Free.
Chicago, Dec. 16. Five directors of
the dotunct Milwaukee Avenue State
bank were fieed today when Judge
Windes held that the statute under
which they had been Indicted Is uncon
stitutional.' Michael A. Labuy, Josh
Lister, Marcus Kirkoby, Frank R.
Crane and E. L. Johnson are the men
who profit by the decision. Paul O.
Stenslund, president of the bank, and
Henry Herring, cashier, who were
found guilty of embezzlement and are
now serving terms in the sate prison,
will not be a ft do ted by the decision.
Agree on Incorporation.
Santa Rosa, Cal., Deo. 16. Articles
ot Incorporation and by-laws of the Pa
cific Coast Hopgrowers' union, the pur
pose of which is the combination ol
hopgrowers of. California, Oregon and
Washington, were adopted here today.
A committee was also named to visit
Oregon and Washington to organize
growers of those States, and, when such
organization is effected, 10 ot the 15
directors are to resign and give plaje to
live from each of the states mentioned
Buy Ties In Hawaii.
Los Angeles, Deo. 18. The Santa Fe
Railroad company has just contracted
for 6,000,000 road ties in Hawaii, the
bittgest contract ever let for such mate
rial to be shipped by water. The ship
ments may result in the establishment
of a freight steamship line between San
Pedro and Honolulu. The Southern
Paclflo may also place similar orders in
Old Suit Cleared Up.
St. Louis, IVc. 16. The decision of
a jury in the Probate court today on n
Instrument of writing confirmed as the
will ot So'otnon P. Sublette, a pioneer
who died in 1857, and title to 208 acres
of land in the southwestern patt of St
Louis, valued at $2,600,000, is cleared.
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
Successful Two-Day Convention Held
Portland The most important meet
ing of dairvmen ever held in the state
of Oregon was that which convened last'
Thursday and Friday in Woodmen of
the World hall, on Eleventh street,
when the Oregon State Dairy associa
tion held its deliberations. The con
vention hall was crowded at both days'
eessions with delegates and others in
terested in the development of the
dairy industry. The hall in the base
ment of the Woodmen building, in
which dairy products and the most ap
proved dairy machinery were displayed,
attracted large crowds.
The convention was called to order
at 10 o'clock Thursday by Preeident K.
T. Judd, of the associaion. Tom Rich
ardson, of the Commercial club, wel
comed the delegates to Portland on be
half of that organization. . In respond
ing to the address of welcome President
Judd thanked the Commercial club for
its reception and its efforte in making
this meeting of the association a suc
cessful one. The speaker referred to
the important position dairying in this
stale has reached in the last few years,
and said that this was the Brat time in
the history of the state that the dairy
industry had received the recognition
its' importance sh-iuld comwnud and
would fully pay the coat of piomotion.
Papers were read by prominent
dairymen and others from all parts of
Football Men Good Students.
University of Oregon, Eugene
University of Oregon football, men
during the season just past have
made good records in the class room
as well as on the football field. The
records of the Registrar's office show
that of the twenty men composing
the regular squad, only half a dozen
have received grades as low as 'D'
in any of their subjects. There have
been no failures and their work as
a whole compares favorably with
that of last year, when in the final
examinations in February, the foot
ball team ranked slightly better
than the average for the whole stu
dent body. The records show also
that for the two months just past,
football men have cut fewer classes
than any other class of students. Re
ports of absences of all students are
sent to the Registrar's office daily
and a careful record is kept. The
University works on the theory that
students are there first to study, and
this means regular attendance at
Men. Do Mora Work. '-I.w i ,
Klamath Falls, J. D. Church, as
sistant engineer of the Southern Pa
cific, has just returned from the end of
the California Northeastern railway
and states that the 350 men now at
work for Ericson & Peterson, the con
tractors, are doing more work than the
1,100 men they were working last sum
mer. The grade between Bray and the
first townsite, Mount Hebron, is about
completed, and Mount Hebron may re
main the terminus of the road for this
winter. However, as Dorris is only 13
miles distant from Mount Hebron and
the grade very easy, that town may be
Embryo Farmers Interested.
Albany Linn county school children
are taking great interest in the new
subject of agriculture, the teaching of
which was begun this fall. No experi
ment work has yet been begun in this
county, but in the seventh and eighth
grades in all the schools of the county
one recitation each day is required in
an agricultural text book. Reports re
ceived by Connty School Superintend'
ent Jackson state that piobably greater
interest is manifested in this study
than in any other branch
Water Reaches Hermiston.
HermiBton Water in the distribut
ing BjRtem of the government project
has reached Hemiston. A good flow in
the A line heralded the coming of
water for irrigation next season and
activities under the UmRtilla govern
ment reclamation project are under full
headway. The water traversed the big
feed canal a diHtance of 26 miles to the
reservoir gate, where it was turned
through what is known as the by-pass
into the distributing system of ditches.
November Ideal Month.
Burns November was a month of
ideal fall weather in Harney. There
were two flurries of snow, on November
18 and 23, but they were followed by
pleasant sunshine and the snow disap
peared in a few days. There has been
a great deal ot fall plowing done and
the amount of winter wheat sown this
year is double that of any year in the
history ct the country.
B. F. Mutkey Has Resigned.
Ashland Announcement has been
made at the state normal school here
that President B. F. Mulkey would re
tire from the institution on January 1
and will efigage in the law and abstract
business at Jacksonville as a partner in
the Jackson County Abstract company,
which maintains offices at Ashland and
Medford , and will open one at Jackson
ville. Timber Mad to Pay Tax.
Oregon City The assessed valuation
of Clackamas county property Is very
close to $13,000,000. The figures were
made publio ty County Assessor Nel
son, who has made an increase of about
$2,600,000 over the valuation of last
year. This increase is all on the prop
erty of the big corporations and on tim
-WANTS ANOTHER ROAD.
Southern Oregon Hopes for Lessened
Rates in Competition.
Grants Pass The announcement
through the press that Moffatt & White
are about to extend the Oregon Elec
tric line, through Rogue River valley
has been received here with the great
est satisfaction. It has been the dream
of the citizens that some day another
transportation company would find its
way into the valley.
The annulling of trains 11 and 12 by
the Southern Pacific company has
aroused the people to greater activity
and to stand ready to offer an induce
ment to a competing line. The re
sources from the mills and mines and
the products of the field have been car
ried for years by one railroad company,
with charges running up into thou
sands of dollars.
Want Graduates for Teachers.
University of Oregon, Eugene
The University of Oregon is exper
iencing the largest demand in its
history for graduates, both men and
women, to take principalships and
positions as teachers in the high
schools of the state. Of the fifty
three members of last year's class,
twenty are teaching in the high
schools and colleges of Oregon and
the Northwest, and the demand was
much larger than the supply. At the
present time there are a number of
positions vacant because there is no
one available who is adequately pre
pared to take them. The University
would be able next year to place as
teachers some forty or fifty men and
women,, if its graduating class fur
nished that number. The class of
1908 now numbers about sixty mem
bers. Electric Line Great Boon.
Freewater The month of November
was a record breaker on the Walla
Walla Valley Traction company's line.
They hauled out of this city over 90
cars loaded with hay, apples and can
ned fruit. These cars were all for
points on the Northern Pacific railway.
The apple crop has been excellent thiB
year and every apple of any account has
been marketed. The second-class ap
ples were disposed of to the Freewater
cannery. The total value of the fruit
crop in this vicinity is estimated at
Request Railway Service.
Salem A large number of farmers
and shippers residing between Tall man
and Shelburn, in Linn county, have
complained to the railroad commission
because the Southern Pacific has aban
doned its train service between the
two towns named. The complaint (re
cites that traffic was abandoned because
a bridge washed out about a year ago.
The farmers want the commission to
order the railroad company to renew
No Depot for Suver.
Salem The state railroad commis
sion has turned down the proposition
to give the people of Suver better depot
facilities. The business of the station
has fallen off in the past five years,
and the people of Wells, two miles
from there, have in a petition for a
Queer Schools. ,
Albany Linn county has one
school without a single boy pupil and
another which no girls attend. Of
course both are in small remote dis
tricts. District 84, in Fox Valley,
near Lyons, has eight pupils, all of
whom are boys, and District 119.
near Sweet Home, has only five stu
dents and all are girls.
Wheat Club, 8283o; bluestem.
8485c; valley, 8283c; red, 80'$81o.
Oats No. 1 white, $29: gray, $29.
Barley Feed, $27.60: brewing, $31:
rolled, $30. i
Corn Whole, $32; cracked, $33.
Hay Valley timothy, No. 1, $16 per
ton; Eastern Oregon timothy, $20
23; clover, $15; cheat, $15; grain hay,
fl0(n)io; a liana, I6; vetch. $14.
Fruits Apples, 75c$2 per box;
peaches, 75c$l perorate; pears, $1.25
1. 75 per box; cranberries, $9.6012
Vegetables Turnips. 75o per sack;
carrots, 65o per sack ; beete, $1. per
sack; beans, 79c per pound; cabbage,
lo per pound; cauliflower, 7 5c II dot;
celery, $4 per crate; onions, 1520c
per dos; parsley, 20c per dos; peas, lc
per pound; peppers, 817o per pound;
pumpkins, ll)c per pound; rad
ishes, 20o per doz; spinach,. 6o per
pound; sprouts, 8o per pound; squash,
114C; per pound; tomatoes, $1.50
Onions $1.752 per cwt.
Potatoes 4060c per hundred, de
livered Portland; sweet potatoes, $2.25
2.50 per cwt
Butter Fancy (creamery, 3235c
Veal 75 to 125 pounds, 88Vc;
12S to 160 pounds, 7c; 150 to 200
- Pork Block, 75 to 150 pounds, 6
6)c; packers, 66o.
Poultry Average old hens,
l?o per pound; mixed chickens, 11Q
11 He; spring chickens, 10,Sf5illc;
roosters, 8o; dressed chickens, 1213c;
turkeys, live, 14(315c; dressed, choice,
17($18c; geese, live, 93100; ducks, 12
H13c; pigeons, $11.60; squabs,
Eggs Fresh ranch, candled, 87c
Hops 1907, 67c per pound; olds,
Wool Eastern Oregon average best.
1320o per pound, according to shrink
age; valley, 18!0o, according: to fine-
mohair, choice, 2930o pound.
RATE CASE HEARING.
Lumbermen Tell Troubles to Inter
Washington, Dec. 13. Two Oregon
millinen yesterday testified before the
Interstate Commerce commission that
when it was rumored that the rate on
Pacific coast lumber was to be advanced
they saw R. B. Miller, general freight
agent of the O. R. & N., and told him
the increase, would drive them out of
Denver, Kansas City and Chicago terri
tory. Mr. Miller is reported to have
replied that the new rates were experi
mental, and if the trade would stand
them they would be maintained, but if
not satisfactory, the rates would be re
stored to the old figures. It was his
opinion as well as Mr. Harriman's,
that lumbermen were extremely pros
perous, and that their large contracts
justified the raise.
Later, when the subject was broached
to James J. Hill by the Puget souDd
millmen, Mr. Hill lost his temper ana
retorted that, while many mills had
been driven to bankruptcy already,
still others would be wiped out before
the commission could dispose of this
"We are going to give you people out
there a chance to cool your heels," he
declared as he turned away.
Mr. Hill, Howard Elliott, J. C.
Stubbs, J. M. Hannaford and many
other railroad men will be placed on
the stand before the hearing closes.
WORK IS RESUMED.
No Trouble at Goldfleld When Non
union Men Take Charge.
Goldfleld, Nev., Dec. 13. The first
day of the attempt to re-open the mines
of Goldfleld without the aid of the
Western Federation of Miners has
passed, and there has not been a single
instance of attempted violence or dis
order in the camp. Unarmed pickets
of the Goldfleld miners union have ap
proached as close to the scene of the
operations as the armed guards of the
Mineowners association would permit
and have succeeded in inducing some of
those who had signed the agreement to
return to work, to violate that agree
ment and leave the mines.
It was stated last night that the lead
ers of the strike have secured what evi
dence they want to prosecute some of
the mining opetators under a statute of
the state of Nevada, which makes it a
crime punishable by a fine of not less
than $50 or more than $300, or impris
onment for not less than 20 nor more
than 150 days, or both, to require an
employe to promise or agree not to be
come a member or remain a member of
any labor organization. Arrests may
be expected at any time, it is stated by
some, while others characterize the
whole report of probable arrest as a
MEET IN DENVER.
National Democratic Convention Is
Called for July 7, 1908.
Washington, Deo. 13. After decid
ing to hold the next Demoratic na
tional convention at Denver, and fixing
the date of the meeting for July 7,
1908, the Demoratic National commit
tee late yesterday entered upon a spir
ited debate on the propriety of accept
ing more of the $100,000, offered by
Denver for the convention than is act
ually needed to pay the convention ex
penses in that city. The opposition to
the acceptance of the contribution took
the form of a resolution by Represent
ative Clayton, of Alabama, declining
money not actually needed for the con
vention, but after a long debate the
resolution was laid on the table by a
vote oi si to 14.
Mr. Clayton, Representative John
Sharp Williams, of Mississippi, and
Governor Hoke Smith, of Georgia, all
Bpoke in favor of the passage of the
Mr. Taggart advocated the acceptance
of the $100,000, saying it would be
needed now even worse than it was
needed in 1904, and that at that time
it would have been practically impossi
ble to open headquarters for Judge
Parker if the committee had not had
the extra money secured from St.
Louis, where the convention was held.
Men Fed Through Pipe.
Reno. Nev.: Dec. 13 Th ihrno
miners Brown, McDonald and Bailey,
who have been entombed for a week in
a drift at the 110-foot level of the Al
pha shaft ot the Giroux mine at Elv.
.1111 1 1 .
sun are a nve ana are able to commu
nicate with the miners at the top of
the shaft. They have been given food
enough through the six-inch water pipe
connecting with the surface to last
them a week, and in ennn this nina
broken they will not die of starvation
or mini, ine work ol clearing the
nun n ib progressing siowiy.
Roosevelt 8ends Commission.
Washinotnn. Dm. l3.Aaaiiil...ni c
retary Murray, of the department of
Commerce and Labor, Commissioner
unaries r. Neiu and Herbert Knox
Smith, commissioner of corporator s,
left Washington at 3 o'clock this after
noon for Goldfleld. Nov in .
thorough Investigation of the trouble
oeiweeu me miners and mine operators
at that place. Mr. Murray and Mr.
Smith made this announcement after a
conference with President Roosevelt
Massachusetts Goes "Dry."
Boston, Deo. 13 All but one of the
354 cities and towns of the state have
gone on record on the question of per
mitting the sale of Intoxicating liquors,
and tabulation shows a no-license ma
jority in Massachnetts of over 13,000.
Hill Give Canadians Better Bate
BENEFIT OF WINNIPEG MARKET
One Lumberman Says Trust Controls
All of the Northern Pacific.
Land Grant Timber.
Washington, Dec. 14. Washington
lumbermen who appeared as witnesses
yesterday before the Interstate Com
merce commission, took particular
pains to "rub it in" on James J. Hill,
because of his threat to drive more
lumbermen into bankruptcy.' One wit
ness brought out the fact that, while
the railroads assert that the old rate on,
lumber from Puget Sound to Chicago,
Denver and Kansas City was not com
pensatory, the Great Northern is today
loading lumber at Vancouver, bringing
it to Puget Sound, thence East, through,
the United States and back to Canada,
landing it at Winnipeg and more dis
tant points, for 40 cents, the rate for
merly in force on Puget Sound lumber
shipped an equal distance in the Unit
ed States. Another witness recalled
Mr. Hill's assurance given Washington
lumbermen at a banquet some time ago
to the effect that his roads would never
impose a rate on lumber that would be.
injurious to the milling industry of the-
The Oregon men closed their testi
mony by submitting further compari
sons of lumber rates from the South
and from the West to Chicago and
Kansas City. Several witnesses testi
fied as to the technical case of the Ore
gon and Washington lumbermen, ac
cording to the amount of output of
their companies, the points of destina
tion of their product and the prices
paid for It. Ihe rates which the Ore
gon and Washington lumber, producers,
were forced to pay were offered in testi
mony and the assertion was made that
these rates were such as to compel the
producers of lumber in the Pacifier
Northwest to close their mills. Wit
nesses testified that they were unable-
to place their product on the market
East of the Rocky mounatins at a pro
fit, and that they could not depend up
on the local market in their territory
to provide such a market as would en
able them to maintain their bisinens.
The line of cross examination indi
cated the purpose of the railroads to
show that the rates were not exorbi
tant, but really were fair and equitable)
compared with the rates given produc
ers of manufactured lumber in the yel
low pine districts.
W. C. Miles, president of the South
western Washington Lumbermen's as
sociation, testified that 90 per cent of
the mills in his section of the state had
closed since it became known' the lum
ber rate was to be advanced, and those
mills now have on hand 70,000,000 feet
of lumber, for which there is ho mark
et. Be said the Weyerhaensers now
owned all the timber lands of lhe
Northern Pacific grant and virtually
controlled the price within 100 miles of
the road. They bought 1,000,000 acres
for $6,000,000 and sold one section ot
that for $76,000 stumpage. He said
they now controlled prices and empha
sized the fact that the members of his
association were anxious that the Inter
state commission should open the Port
land gateway to Washington lumber so
that Southwestern Washington millmen.
could dump their common stock into
Oregon and other Ilarriman territory.
No indication of an end of the hear
ing is in sight. Several other cases are
pressing for hearing by the commission,
but it is not likely that the pending
cases will be concluded before the mid
dle of next week.
Recover 320 Bodies-
Monongah, W. Va., Dec. 14. The
search in mines No. 6 and 8 of the
Fairmount Coal company for victims
ot lost Friday's ex pic ion was suspend
ed early tonight, partly because fire
had again broken out in mine No. 8,
and partly because practically every
Bection of the two mines has been ex
plored and it was not believed that
further search along the same lines
would result in the finding of mor
bodies. Three hundred and twenty
bodies have been removed. Of these
71 were Americans.
Weeding Out Japanese.
Norfolk, Va., Dec. 14. According to
the report of petty officers on shore
leave tonight, when the fleet pulls out
Monday for the Paoifio there will not
be a Japanese cook or servant on any of
the ironclads. This report is to the
effect that the Japanese are being qui
etly but rapidly weeded ont by order of
the commanding officer, and tbler
places are being filled by negroes. No
reason is given for the order by the
Lowest Bidder on Canal Lumber.
Washington, Dec. 14. The Olson
Mahoney Lumber company, of San
Francisco, was the lowest bidder at
$124,572 for furnishing the Isthmian
Canal commission with approximately
6,000,000 feet of lumber, ranging in
sixes from 1x3 to 12x14 inches. Tha
materia is to be delivered at Colon or
La Boca. There were 21 bidders. It la
expected that the Olson-Mahoney com
pany will get the contract. r .
Will Continue 21-2 Cent Rate.
Montgomery, Dec 14. The Southern
railway today agreed to keep In tore
the 2-cent passenger rate nntil the
other state rats questions are settled.