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INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AND
PROGRESS OF OUR HOME STATE
SOON S TA R T SUR VEYIN G .
RAINS SPELL BIG CROPS.
Road to Link Baker City and Port Oregon Farmers See Healthy Har
land to Tap Rich Region.
vests Ahead; Stockmen Profit.
The Portland, Baker City & Butte
Madras— The increased demand for
Electric railroad company, which was flour at this place has caused the Mad
incorporated about a year ago for the ras flouring mill to put on a night
force, the mill running each night un
purpose o f building an electric railroad til 10 p. m.
from Portland to Baker City through
The railroad construction in this vi-
some o f the richest sections of the ciniy with the large number o f new
state, will begin survey and engineer residents in the town and homeseekers
ing work out o f Portland in a very locating in this section have caused
prices for all kinds o f produce to go
The company is headed by C. N. At soaring.
kinson, president of the Union Bank &
Prospects for large crops were never
Trust company, of Portland, who, be better, and the farmers in this section
fore coming West from Kansas City, should reap a rich harvest, because o f
was deeply interested in railroad con the rapid increase o f population.
struction. IMr. Atkinson built more
A heavy rain, general throughout
than 200 miles o f the Rock Island sys the greater portion of Central Oregon,
tem in Arkansas, and 111 miles o f the fell during three days this week, and
Santa Fe in Oklahoma.
He is now it means thousands o f dollars to the
determined to push the construction of farmers and stock raisers.
the Portland, Baker City & Butte prop
The Dalles — Farmers throughout
The plans o f the company are to Wasco county have about finished sum
build out o f Portland through Clacka mer fallowing, and some o f them are
mas county, following the east shore still sowing spring grain.
o f the river to the headwaters of the the heavy rains the first o f the week,
Warm Springs river in the Warm which wet the ground thoroughly, a
Springs Indian reservation, and then good many farmers have concluded to
the contour o f that river to its junc seed to spring crops a considerable
tion with the Deschutes river, where number of acres which they had plowed
the tracks will run under the elevated for summer fallow. They say there
roadbeds o f the Oregon Trunk and the is sufficient moisture to make a good
Deschutes^Railroad company. Thence spring crop if the summer season is at
its course will continue eastward all favorable.
through the rich districts in which are
CHINESE BUYS C LA IM S.
located Dayville, Canyon City, and
Prairie City, and finally terminate at
Baker City. It will also tap a rich Grants Pass Mining District Looks
Good Moy Jin Munn.
General Manager C. D. Charles states
Grants Pass — Moy Jin Munn, a
that President Atkinson has taken over
wealthy Chinaman o f San Francisco,
and now holds under contract o f pur
who has been looking over the South
chase the controlling interest in the
ern Oregon mining field fo r the past
company, and that the survey and en
two or three weeks, has just closed a
gineering work will now be pushed
deal whereby he becomes owner and
with all possible speed. He said that
manager of the Brantner group of
the district to be tapped by the road is
placer mines of Southern Josephine
one o f the richest freight propositions
county. The group o f claims consists
in the Pacific Northwest, as every mile
o f 100 acres, much of which is very
o f ground covered is or can easily be rich diggings.
The consideration is
The line will be $175,000. Unlike other Chinese who
built primarily for freight, although have mined in this section, Moy Jin
passenger service will also be main Munn is not contented with sluice
washing and rocking. He will install
HILL W ILL DEVELOP STA TE.
Has Extensive Plans for Coast, But
Cannot Divulge Them
Portland, May 4.— Beyond encourag
ing intimations concerning future rail
road construction in Oregon and admit
ting the ownership o f the United Rail
ways and Oregon Electric systems,
James J. Hill yesterday declined to
make any statement relative to his
plans or acquirements in this state.
While promising that
leaves the city he will make a further
statement, Mr. Hill insists that more
or less reticence is necessary in the
carrying out o f plans which require
the purchase o f rights of way and other
“ If I told all that we intend to do in
Oregon, there would be perhaps 50
persons who woudl try to jump in
ahead o f us at each point to gain some
unjust advantage or profit at our ex
pense.,” said the railroad magnate.
' ‘ Will you say whether an east and
west line is to be built across the
state” was asked.
“ No; that is a matter that I
cannot discuss at this time,” he re
The solid through train between
Portland and St. Paul will be known as
“ The Oregonian.” President Hill, of
the Great Northern, said that it was
desired to have the name “ Oregon”
somewhere in the title that will be
given to the new limited service, but
the shorter form of the weed had been
BRIEF REPORT OF THE DAILY
WORK OF NATION’S LAWMAKERS
Washington, May 9.— The Republi-1
can party no longer dominates con
gress. While nominally in control of
the senate and house of representa
tives, the Republicans, as a matter of
fact, constitute today a hopeless minor
ity, powerless to legislate as they
would; powerles to carry out the will
o f the administration. Both branches
o f the nationl legislature are in the
hands o f a party made up of Demo
crats and Republican insurgents, and
but for the steadfast regularity of Pres
ident Taft, they would have control of
the entire govemmenL
The situation is without a parallel
in recent years. What it will lead to
not even the boldest politicians predict.
Nobody knows. Certain it is, how
ever, that the breach in the Republi
can party has opened so wide that not
even the president, the great pacifica
tor, can now bring the warring fac
In the judgment o f some of the older
Republicans, there is only one solution
o f the great problem—to relinquish the
government for the time being to the
Democrats, and fight out factional
differences in the Republican ranks un
til one element or the other is exterm
As showing the need for reorganiza
tion of the reclamation service, which
Secretary Ballinger has announced will
be accomplished as the certain result
o f his remaining in the cabinet, the
secretary’s criticisms o f the service
made when on the witness stand are
Also Mr. Ballinger has made plain
the duty o f congress to pass the $30,-
000,000 bill to enable the government
to hasten the completion of projects
which have been long delayed.
showed that the passage o f this bill
would be economy to the government,
for it would hasten the completion of
the projects, and hasten returns to the
Washington, May 7.— A subcommit
tee of the Indian affairs committee
met in Chamberlain’s office today and
voted to report to the full committee
Wednesday for Chamberlain’s Siletz
bill, omitting the requirement to pay
$2.50 an acre, on the theory th a tjf the
entrymen were honest there was no
reason why they should be assessed
The subcommittee also
omitting the clause denying .protection
to purchasers from original homestead
A general investigation into the
cause o f the ill health of senators soon
will be in order. No less than eight
of the members o f the highest legisla
tive body in the world are on the sick
list, including Senator Daniel o f Vir
ginia, McCumber o f North Dakota,
Tillman o f South Carolina, Depew of
New York and Penrose of ..Pennsylvan
The idea that the trouble is due to
too much insurgency is not tenable, as
the patients are not among those who
find it necessary to take this insurgent
business very much to heart.
The epidemic o f retirement among
senatorial leaders may perhaps be at
tributed to this cause, however.
United States senate promises to be
almost unrecognizable after March 4,
1911. Aldrich will be out certainly,
if the Macedonian cry from the regu
lars does not induce him to change his
determination. There seems to be a
strong chance that the seats o f Sena
tors Hale, o f Maine, Burrows, of Mich
igan, and Depew, o f New York, will
be occupied by other
Lodge, of Massachusetts, Beveridge,
of Indiana, Dick, o f Ohio, Kean, of
New Jersey, La Folette, of Wisconsin,
and other leaders, can hardly be said
to have a copper fastened cinch on
tal represents a cut o f $16,650,000
from the estimates submitted to the
committee. O f the grand total, the
largest single item is $87,859,890 fo r
the continuation o f the construction o f
the Panama canal.
Washington, May 5.— Commending
the election system of his state, Sena
tor Bourne, o f Oregon, in an extended
speech in the senate today aroused gen
eral debate on the question o f repre
sentative government which dealt es
pecially with the effect on the Southern
states of the system of selecting Fed
eral officials for that section.
Bourse dwelt in terms o f admiration
on the methods of conducting elections
and selecting officerholders in Oregon.
He declared that Oregon had “ evolved
the best form of popular government
in the world today,” and defended the
election o f his Democratic colleague,
Chamberlain, by a Republican legisla
Representative Knowland o f Califor
nia, offered an amendment to the rail
road bill today, providing that when a
railroad in competition with a water
route lowered a rate, it should not b e
permitted to increase the rate until, in
a hearing before the Interstate com
merce commission, it had shown a rea
son for the increase aside from the
Democrats, insurgents and some reg
ular Republicans, even members o f the
committee reporting the measure, sup
ported Mr. Knowland’s amendment,
which, it was said, would prevent a
railroad from eliminating water route
competition by a low rate and then in
creasing the rate as soon as the com
petition was removed. By 106 to 77
the amendment was adopted.
Washington, May 4. — The house
today passed the bill previously passed
by the senate providing for the sale o f
about five sections belonging to the Si
letz Indians on the Siletz reservation
The bill authorizes the
secretary o f the interior to sell at pub
lic auction lands which were reserved
under article four of the Siletz treaty
of October 31, 1852.
The senate public lands committee
today ordered Senator Jones to make a
favorable report on the Hamer bill,
which recently passed the house, au
thorizing the states to exchange their
school sections in forest reserves fo r
compact bodies of forest reserve land
of like quantity and value.
Senator Heyburn was the only mem
ber o f the committee to oppose a favor
able report, and gave notice that he
would continue his objection when the
bill is called up for consideration in
Senator Piles today proposed the fol
lowing amendments to the omnibus
lighthouse bill: Establishing a light
house at Eliza Island, Bellingham Bay,
$30,000; lighthouse at Kellets Bluff,
$30,000; light vessel for a station at
Partridge Point, $60,000; aids to navi
gation o f Puget Sound, $410,000;
lighthouse tender for Alaska, $225,000;
increasing appropriation aids to navi
gation in Alaska from $30,000 to $80,-
Representative Humphreys’ bill pro
viding for marking the Oregon trait
was favorably reported to the house
today, carrying an appropriation o f
$25,000 and granting to the Secretary
o f war authority to receive private
contributions to swell the fund for
erection o f suitable monuments.
modern hydraulic equipment on the
Brantner mines, and by a system of
high line ditches, bring water from the
All Sections of State Will Be Repre Applegate river for the operation of a
battery o f two or more giants.
sented at Grand Fiesta.
Moy Jin Munn is an experienced
"Portland— “ I f the coming Rose Fes placer miner and made his fortune in
tival is not the greatest success we the diggings o f Feather river. Cal.
have ever had, it will not be because
o f lack o f interest on the part of resi
Cannery at Sutherlin.
dents o f the Willamette valley and
Sutherlin— The erection and opera
Southern Oregon towns,’ ’ said Ralph tion o f a canning plant in Sutherlin is Who arrived in New York Monday after his
W. Hoyt, o f the |Rose Festival com now an assured fact. The preliminary walk across the continent. He said he could start
next day and walk back to the Pacific Coast.
work has gone on for the past five
Mr. Hoyt has Tjust returned with a months. The plant will be ready for
used so much in the designation of
party o f business men who went on the operation by the time vegetables are
trains that something distinctive of the
southern trip, and is enthusiastic over ripe in early autumn.
Great Northern service was desired, so
the great amount o f interest in the
‘ The Oregonian” was selected as the
Rose Festival he found in the towns he
PO R TLA ND M A RK ETS.
In reply to a direct question James
“ Indications are that the attendance
Wheat— Track prices: Bluestem, 88 J. Hill admitted that he and his as
this year will be enormous, and far be @ 89c; club, 86c; red Russian, 85c; sociates now own the Oregon Electric
yond that o f former years,” said Mr. valley, 87c.
and United Railways, but when aques-
Hoyt. “ Officials o f all the towns we
Barley— Feed and brewing, $22@23 tion as to extending the Oregon Elec
visited promised they would see to it per ton.
tric this year to Albany and McMinn
that their towns are represented by
Corn— Whole, $33; cracked, $34 ton. ville was asked, Mr. Hill again re
floats or vehicles in the parades, and
Hay— Track prices: Timothy, Wil served any statement on the ground
at least by large delegations o f citi lamette valley, $20@21 per ton; East that it would not be politic to disclose
ern Oregon, $22@25; alfalfa, $16.50 his plans.
“ The commercial bodies o f the vari @ 17.50; grain hay, $17@18.
A similar reply was given to a ques
ous towns all promised to make all
Oats— No. 1 white, $firstname.lastname@example.org ton. tion as to whether a new depot would
possible effort to meet Eastern visitors
Fresh fruits— Strawberries, Oregon, be constructed this year on the North
Washington, May 3.— In view of the
• at the Festival and invite them to 12J@15c per pound; Los Angeles, $1 Bank terminal property.
overwhelming vote in the house today
their towns. Everybody seems to un @ 1.25 per crate; apples, $1.50@ 3 per
“ The terminal situation is a ser
in support o f the long and short haul
derstand that the Festival is as much box; cherries, $email@example.com per box.
ious one in all large cities,” he con
clause of the Mann interstate com
an advertising feature for the country
Vegetables — Asparagus, $firstname.lastname@example.org tinued.
“ Ready handling o f traffic
merce bill, advocates o f the Dixon
at large as it is a show. I think the per box; cabbage, 3&c per pound; hot cannot be accomplished without ade
amendment in the senate have taken
Festival this year will be the means of house lettuce, $email@example.com per box; horse quate terminals.
Look at Chicago.
heart and declare tonight that they
inducing great numbers o f desirable radish, 8@10c per pound; green on It now requires more time to get a car
will have enough votes to force its
Eastern people to settle in the state.” ions, 15c per dozen; radishes, 15@’20c; through the Chicago terminals than it
Washington, May 6.— The house to adoption.
rhubarb, 2@2Jc per pound; spinach, does to haul it from Chicago to the Pa day rejected the Washburn amendment
There are several senators who be
8@10c; rutabagas, $firstname.lastname@example.org per cific Coast, once it is out o f that city. to the railroad bill, providing that sec lieve the amendment cannot be adopted
Crop Prospects Not Dimmed.
Pendleton— Still another week has
“ In the state at large,” he contin tion 12, prohibiting acquisition o f com in its present rigid form, but will first
gone by without in any way dimming parsnips, 75c@ $l.
ued, “ the great need is for develop peting lines, “ shall not affect any have to be modified to conform more
Onions— Oregon, $2 per hundred; ment o f the outside territory. You leases o f railroad property made prior nearly to the house provision, which
the prospect o f Umatilla county farm
! now have large and growing cities, but to January 1, 1910, for a period o f 20 gives the Interstate Commerce com
ers for a record-breaking grain crop. Bermuda, $email@example.com per crate.
Butter—City creamery, extras, 27c they must have a settled country on years.”
Warm weather has prevailed during
The Adamson amendment to mission discretionary authority to per
the greater part o f the week and one per pound; fancy outside creamery, which to draw. The upbuilding of the the same section, exempting any rail mit a heavier charge for a short
or two good showers have been inter 25@27c; store, 20c. Butter fat prices state is what is most needed.”
roads entirely within one state, was haul than for a long haul.
spersed to further aid the growing average 11c per pound under regular
The situation in the Benate has sud
defeated, 121 to 144. The house then
Both fall and spring sown butter prices.
Anne Morgan Will Talk.
struck out the entire section 12 of the denly become so complicated that it is
grain is now well up out o f the ground
Denver, May 4.— Miss Anne Morgan, railroad bill, prohibiting the acquisi difficult to forecast what the outcome
and the fields present a beautiful ap per dozen.
daughter o f J. Pierpont Morgan, will tion o f the stock o f competing lines. of the vote on the Dixon amendment
Pork— Fancy, 121c@13 per pound.
pearance with their verdant clothing.
The mo will be, but opponents o f that provis
address a political masa meeting to be The vote was 131 to 128.
Veal—Fancy, 1 0 i@ l lc per pound.
The early spring season has never
held here tomorrow night, under the tion was made by Adamson, o f Geor ion are today less confident of defeat
Lambs— Fancy, 10@12c per pound.
shown such favorable indications for a
auspices of the Women’s Public Serv gia, in charge o f the Democratic side. ing it than they were a week ago.
20@ 21c; broilers,
bumper crop, and their predictions are
There appears to be considerable
Carrying an aggregate appropriation
ice league. Women are taking an act
having a decided effect upon the busi 30@35c; ducks, 221fr/23c; geese, 121c; ive part in the municipal campaign o f $241,000,000, the postoffice appro fear that the amendment in a m odifiedi
turkeys, live, 20@22c; dressed, 25e; now in progress and it will be Miss priation bill was passed today by form may be agreed to if the Demo
ness o f the city.
squabs, $3 per dozen.
Morgan’s first opportunity to partici the senate, after 40 minutes’ consider- J crats will stand by the insurgents t o '
Cattle— Beef steers, hay fed, good
New School at Creswell.
The measure went through force its adoption.
pate in a political movement where ation.
Creswell— By a vote o f 57 to 9 the
Jones’ bill authorizing the sale of-
women vote. Miss Morgan is accomp without change from the form in which
Creswell school district authorized the $firstname.lastname@example.org; cows and heifers, good to anied by her mother, and spent the af- j it was reported from committee.
the Walla Walla military reservatlorv
ssuance o f bonds for $10,000, the pro- choice, $email@example.com; fair to medium, $4@ temoon investigating the methods o f ' The house rejected the
Sulzer I to Whitman college at $160 an acre
heeds to be used in erecting a school 5.50; bulls, $firstname.lastname@example.org; stags, $5@ Denver’ s juvenile court.
amendment to the anti-merger section, | was unanimously reported today ty the
boose. The plan to remodel the old
striking out the words “ common car house committee or. military aifai
fa irs .
building had a few supporters at first, ( a 5.50.
riers' from the section. The purpose exactly as it passed the senate.
Cherokee Claims Being Paid.
Hogs— Top, $email@example.com; fair to
fut they dropped the proposition and
Representative McCredie today in
Washington, May 4— The Treasury o f the amendment, Mr. Sulzer ex
avored erecting a new building.
today began iasuing war plained, was to make it apply to such troduced a substitute for the Gillette
Sheep— Best wether»,
holding companies as the Northern bill, which undertakes to establish a
fair to good, $firstname.lastname@example.org; best ewes, rants in payment o f the so-called Securities company.
Drilling for Artesian Water.
standard package for shingles shipped
Stanfield— The well on Jesse Moore’s $email@example.com; lambs,
The sundry civil appropriation bill, in interstate commesee. The Gillette
about $3,000,000, and for which an ap
» place has reached a depth o f 800 feet. fair, $6.50@7.
the second largest o f all the appropria bill calls for shihgles of four-inch
Hops — 1909 crop, 12@16c per propriation recently was made by con tion bills, and carrying a total of width, whereas shinies manufactured
An effort is being made to reach a
gress. There are 30,860 beneficiaries,
reported to the in the Pacific Northwest are of i
depth o f 1,000 feet, where artesian
each o f whom will receive something $111,849,211, was
water is said to be obtainable. Water nominal.
house today by Representative Taw- widths and would be virtui
Wool— Eaatem Oregon, 14@17c per
stands within a few feet o f the top of
ney, o f Minnesota, chairman o f the from Eastern market» i
mohair, eficiaries reside west o f the Missis committee on appropriations. The to should !
th« hole, and drilling progresses slow pound;
choice, 31 @S2c.
PO R TLA ND ROSE FESTIVAL.