The Bend bulletin. (Bend, Or.) 1903-1931, December 25, 1903, Image 4

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Amount. However, Will Ue Small-Work
Now Under Way Will Get the Hulk ol
It New Project Are Doomed Co-
lumbln River and Oregon Coast
De Recognized.
Washington, Doc. 10. Tho fact that
tho rivur and harbor committee of tho
houso today held a preliminary meet
ing nnd decided to enter upon a series
of hearings of representatives from tho
leading state of tho United States that
nro in need of further appropriations
for their harbors and waterways, Is
taken to indicate that a river and har
bor bill will bo passed nt tho present
session. Tho opinion generally pre
vails, however, that such a bill to so
cure approval of tho houso leaders,
must make a comparatively small ap
propriation, and provido principally for
continuing work previously begun,
which would include all Columbia river
improvements not taken care of in the
sundry civil bill, as well as the more
important work along tho Oregon coasts
that nro now in course of construction.
It is probable tho bill will make pro
vision for surveys, but very little In
tho way of out and out now appropria
Improving Upper Columbia.
Washington, Dec. 10. Representa
tive Cushman today introduced a bill
directing tho secretary of war to locate,
survey and begin tho construction of a
wagon road over tho most direct route
from Valdcs to Eagle City, Alaska.
Ho' also introduced bills authorizing
survoys of several rivers and harbors,
with a view to their further improve
ment, as follows: Uppor Columbia,
between Wenatcheo and Kettle Falls,
Chehalls river, between Aberdeen nnd
Montosano, Everett harbor, Rolling
ham bay and South Bend harbors.
l3XTUNDINa tub carby act.
Warren Introduces a Dill to Make It Op
erative Ten Years Longer.
Washington, Dec. 10. Tho Carey
act, under which Oregon and several
other Western states have undertaken
the irrigation of lands under contract,
expires by limitation on August 18,
1004, and after that dato no new coq;
tracts can bo mado, although in cases
whero lands nro segregated prior to
that date contracts covering such lands
remain in full forco. In compliance
with a memorial of tho Wyoming stnto
legislature, Senator Warren today in
troduced a bill extending tho provis
ions of tho Caroy act until August 18,
Senator Warren also introduced a bill
giving water companies and railroads
right of ways for constructing and
maintaining reservoirs and pipe lines
across tho public domain whero water
conveyed by such lines is to bo used for
railroad, public and domestic purposes.
The bill gives constructors of such
pipe lines right and use of timber from
public lands adjacent to tho right of
PAY OP 130,000 CUT.
Steel Trust Orders a General Reduction
of Wages.
Now York, Dec. 10. Tho statement
was mado today by a leading official of
tho United States steel corporation
tliat, beginning January 1, 1004, about
00 per cent of tho employes of tho cor
poration will sufler wago reductions
ranging from 5 to 20 per cent. This
reduction will affect about 150,000
workmen in tho various grades of tho
subsidary companies. Tho remaining
10 per cent of the employes aro mem
bers of the Amalgamated association of
iron, steel and tinworkers, whoso wage
schedule runs to July 1, 1004. Tho
finance committee of tho steel corpora
tion has, it Is understood, under consid
eration tho dismissal of many high sal
aried employes, in addition to those al
ready discharged, but no statement on
tills point was forthcoming today. It
was ascertained that, barring somo tin
forsccn technicalities, employes of the
corporation who participated in the
profit sharing plan will, in tho coming
month, receive a $5 dividend.
Strikes Blow at Unionism.
Chicago, Dec. 10. Tho invasion of
tho municipal service by labor unions
was today ordored brought to a halt by
Mayor Harrison. "In the mechanical
branches of tho city's sorvice," said
tho mayor, "whero tho employo is
simply a workman, it is all right for
lilm to belong to a union, but whero
tho man belongs to a department, liko
the firemen or the policemen, ho has
no right to havo a divided allegi
ance. Ho must owe all allcgianco
to only one master tho city of
Want Panama to Share Debt.
London, Dec. 10. Tho correspondent
of tho Horning Leader at Tho Ilaguo
siyH it is reported there that both Hol
land and Great Uritain insist that tho
republic of Panama shall assume lia
bility for 15,000,000 of the Colom
bian debt.
Penrose Would Also Amend Postal
to Reach Uet-Rlch.Qutck Men.
Washington, Dec. 17. Two bills
havo been introduced In tho senate by
Senator Penrose, designed to strengthen
tho laws regulating tho use of mails.
Ono is aimed at tho "got-rieh-qulck"
concerns and guessing contests, and in
cludes tho District of Columbia nnd
"all territory within tho jurisdiction of
tho United States" In tho law forbid
ding tho use of malls for tho transmis
sion of lottery tickets. Tho bills were
drawn in the law division of tho post
olllco department. Tho act of 1800 for
bidding lotteries Is amended by insert
ing tho following language In tho pro
hibitory section:
"Or any person, or company, con
ducting tiny competition or contest In
volving tho award of prizes, and based
upon tho relative accuracy of guesses
or estimates; or conducting ,auy
schemes or device for betting, wagering
or making pools upon horse races or
other similar contests."
Tills amendment is held to 1h neces
sary by reason of tho attorney general
holding that contests which involve
tho award of prizes obtained upon the
relative accuracy of guesses or estimates,
m to the number of votes in n political
election or tho number of beans that a
certain jar contains, etc., are not in vi
olation of tho present lottery laws.
It Is sought by tho amendment also
to protect the public ncalnat fraud, as
well as4o suppress gambling which ac
companies betting on horses. Retting
on horse races has been held not to bo
within tho purview of tho lottery laws.
Consequently It is hold that tho only
way by which these turf investment
schemes can bo suppressed under ex
isting laws is upon tho ground of fraud,
in which caes It is extremely difficult '
to obtain sufficient evidence to warrant
an action. Bueh evidence cannot bo
obtained in any event until after the
scheme has been in operation some time,
and after tho company has In Its pos
session thousands of dolhtts of tho peo
ple's money.
Also Wants Over-Issue
Stocks Prevented.
Washington, Dec. 17. Representa
tive Williams, of Mississippi, has intro
duced a concurrent resolution in the
houso proposing nn amendment to the '
constitution to give congress power to
collect taxes on incomes, nnd providing
that such tax shall not bo construed to
bo a direct tax within tho meaning of
tho constitution. Mr. Williams also
introduced tho following bills:
n- ..... .1... t - II.. . ..!... u..t..
iu juii uu mu nn nn, wiicii i-uiiiiuK
from countries which permit identical
products of ours to enter freo, hides of
all animals, leather of all sorts, boots,
shoes, saddles and harness.
To prevent Individuals or corpora
tlons engaged in interstate commerce
from making it n condition of sale of I
their products that tho purchaser shall
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not sell or deal in products of any oth
er persons, firms or corporations.
To prevent tho over issue of stock by
corporations or combinations of corpor
ations and defining such over issues M
"public cheating."
Ecqulrim: tho payment of intorcst
on public funds deposited with banks.
Panama Will Propose Three Millions
Canal Money Oe Used.
Washington, Dec. 17. Tho state
ment from London that England, Hol
land nnd Germany had decided to in
sist that tho now republic of Panama
must assume a part of Columbia's for
eign debt, brought an interesting re
port here today. It is understood that
tho purpose of Minister Iluna-Varrlla's
recent visits to tho stato department
have lieen to make an agreement on
this very point. It is said that ho has
prepared, and will probably sign, in a
few days, an agreement by which tho
I'unamn republic binds itself to Colom
bia, for application on her foreign debt,
one-third of tho $10,000,000 which tho
United Stales is to pay Panama. Such
an agreement would be very satisfactory
to tho United States government, which
is inclined to ImjIIovo Panama, as a mat
ter of equity, at least, should assume a
portion of Colombia's debt.
Montana Timber Stolen.
Rutte, Dec. 17. Certain mombers of
tho Mormon colony in the Rig Horn
Basin, Wyo., just across tho Montana
border from Red Lodge, aro charged
with wholesale thefts of timber from
tho public domain In Montana, accord
ing to a communication addressed to
United States District Attornoy Carl
Ranch la t night by tho county commis
sioners of Carbon county, Motnarn,
Tho Mormons aro accused of devastat
ing heavy forests In Pryor mountain
and having sawmills in tho midst of
tho timber on government land.
Canal Treaty In New York.
New York, Dec. 17. Tne steamer
City of Washington arrived today from
Colon, bringing tho signed copy of tho
canal treaty with tho republic of Pana
ma. The treaty was in a metal box in
charge of tho purser, who turned it
over to a representative of tho govern
ment on arrival at tho dock. Tlioro
was no news of importance reported by
tho officers and passengors.
Turned Loose In Linn County
Has Multiplied.
Albany A uumltor of Inquiries as to
tho Miieeess experienced with tho Eng
lish partridges which were turned loose
in Mini county have been received In
Albany, These queries canto largely
from prominent J'orllaud sportsmen,
who were Instrumental In securing tho
valuable addition to Oregon's stock of
game birds. Kdwln Stone, who se
cured tho covey ol birds that were
turned into Linn county Holds, and who
has kept an eye on the hints since they
were freed, said today that ho had
heard from the English partridges re
cently, and they seemed to 1m thriving.
Twenty-font of tho birds were turned
loose in I. Inn county by Mr. Stono In
January, 1001. The jmrlrldges were
secured by opulnr subscription.
When released, the birds Immediately
Hew away In divers directions, but soon
began whistling to each other, ami In
a short time they were gathered Into u
onvey. They were turned loose on tho
Lines place, at tho base of Knox hutte, j
about four miles from Albany. Wheat
was placed lu tho Held for them, hut
they did not remain to partake of tho
hospitality of their liberators. They
soon took to the butte, to orchards,
small groves, etc.
Since that tlmo a numlier of English
game birds havo been scon about tho
butto and In the surrounding fields,
nnd always nro seen in coveys. A com
plaint has been registered that somo
ono was following the hints with a gun
last fall, and killed a number of them.
Several coveys of the birds, ranging
from ten to sixteen in number, havo
been seen this fa I, ami any numlr of
mum ihhu wuii iiuuiu "IUO..IUK "'"Tlllinrc n .S illliir In t .., r,,nh,r f
llelds around tho hutte.
Expert Says There
of Good
Is livery Indication
John Day County Surveyor C. O.
vnsimry imn rmuruiti iruw mu numjr
discovered coal region below Mount
Vernon. Ilo stated that he had just
completed the survey of 22 claims that
hnvo been taken up by local investors,
'chietly Canyon City promoters. The
claims are located tinder tho United i
i States laws governing coal land entries, '
and aggregate 1320 acres. Thoyaroslt-
uated north of tho river, nnd a few
I ti i . ., i.t , it
nines fc-etow mo original uiscovery near,
the larm ol James email.
Mr. Caspary, in speaking of tho
probabilities hit success in oKnlng up
largo bodies of coal said: "You may
say for mo that there Is every Indlca
tlon of good coal In largo bodies In tho'nn,j jjr, Harinir , of tho Union
newly discovered llelds, and there will crv. aro looklnu over tho rnnnl
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most certainty., no great corn
opened up. I havo had a great deal of
experience in the coal fields of Pennsyl
vania nnd tho middle west, and hau
mado a careful study of tho conditions,
formation and Indications of coul do
Hslts, and I am sure they aru there,
that is in that section."
Robert 1 1 hues, one of tho most suc
cessful metal-mining men of tho dis
trict, has taken charge of development
work on these new claims. Ho has a
crew of men at work sinking and tun
neling. Tills makes the third enterprise un
dertaken in the last few months. The
first to begin prospecting on a large
scale vai tho Horopter Vnlloy railway
IHiople on the James Small place. Tho
I. A. Snyder company then hegnn de
velopment work near this place, 20
miles nlwvo the original location of the
Sumpter people nad Rolso people.
Shlpmint of llccf Cattle.
Pendleton Tlirco carloads of lieof
cattle wero shipped to Seattle from this
point last week. On Saturday after
noon two were shlptl, thus making n
shipment of about 200 head. Tho cat
tle shipments at tho present tlmo nro
about tho sumo as they wero last year
at this time. During tho enrlv.part of
tho fall, however, they wero heavier
than they wero last year, Tito sales qf
the season nro not as great of last year.
Ruyorsq uoto lower prices than Inst sea
son, and tho growers aro determined to
hold against tho markets.
Coming Cvents.
Traveling Passenger Agents' annual
meeting, Portland, Decemlwr 20.
Northwest Fruitgrowers' association,
Portland, January 11-13.
National Livestock convention, Port
land, January 12-15.
Notional Wool growors' association,
Portland, January 12-15.
Poultry show, Albany, January
Anogra Goat show, Dalles, January
Sale of Swamp Lands.
Salem As a result of a recent con
test over Hwump land in Southern Ore
gon, east of tho Cascades, in which con
test thero was mcuh evidence of keen
rivalry over tho right to purchase, tho
state land board haM adopted n now
rule, ordering that horcaftor nil salcHof
iirimirvoyod awamp land bo mado to tho
highest bidder. Hales win uo mauo
after 00 days' advortisoment,
of a Corporation
at I'rtewater.
la Urged
Freownter A. D. Stllliiinn, n prom
inent attorney of Pendleton, delivered
an address on the irrigation question of
this district before u largo attendance
of fruitgrowers of this district, The
meeting was held In the. sehoolhouso
north of here. His principal object
was to show why government Irrigation
districts should bo formed.
An election on this question will lie
held December 21. A deep Interest Is
taken. Mr. Stlllman said lu part:
"An Irrigation district, organised un
der tho statute, Is nothing moro nor
less than n municipal or public cor
poration. The irrigation district its u
lltlltl tnlltlt 1 tiiriutnil trtit It t iimIi atwunit
origin that it is not generally under
stood, and it is probably for this reason
that tho inhabitants of a proposed dis
trict hesitate to assume tho powers mid
obligations of an Irrigation district.
"Tho Irrigation district Is provided
for by tho general huvs of tho stnto of
Oregon, net of IH05, which provides
that tho Inhabitants of miy given or
llmltctl area that Is irrigated from a
common source may form tin Irrigation
district and assume tho powers usually
exore.'sed by n municipal or public cor
Incandescent Take the Place of the
Old Arc Lamps.
Salem Electricians have finished In
stalling a complete equipment of Inenii-
lllMM.lllt IfkltltlU 111 111.. P.illl.t.lil jtf III..
,loli , (nk , ftC0 f t ftrc
,,, mt ,mvo u.m ,,, loflllnforo.
the rotunda, on each of the three lloors.
Tim Incandescent lamps aro arranged
around the edge of the large circular
oiHUiings In the second and third floors.
There are .10 lamps In each of these
circles. Around the base of the Interi
or of the onmtneiital dome tt circle of
oo lamps IMS Oeoll plni'cil III such n po-
sitlon that the light will lie thrown
upon the oiimmouted surface. At the
ton of tho Interior doinu la a elrrnlur
opening about 20 feel in diameter, coy
uvd with ornamental colored glass,
aImivo this has been arranged a group
of 110 Incandescent lamps. When all
these lamps aro lighted at nlg'it the
rotunda of tho eapltol will lw a place of
rare beauty.
Creamery Talk at La Grande.
I-i Grande Thero Is n move on hero
to bring nboqt the establishment of a
creamery, George Goodhue, of Paluin,
nnlrv wllli
n view to getting thu ranchers Interest
-: .
el. The matter has been brought be
fore tho Commercial club, but no no
tion has Ixfti taken. Mr. Goodhue
and Mr. Harper havo also been looking
over tho field around Pendleton, ami
they aro desirous of establishing a
plant there, which they ray Is an ox
col lent country for such a plant.
Wheat Walla Walla, 71372c; hluo
stem, 77c; valley, 78o.
Parley Feed, 20 Kr ton; brewing,
$20(320.50; rolled, 21.
Flour Valley, 1.176.(33.85 jwr bar
rel; hard wheat straights, f 3.0034. 10;
clears, $3.65(4. 1.76; hard wheat pat
ents, $1.20(3 4.60; graham, $3.76;
whole wheat, $1; ryo flour, $1,600
Oaln No. 1 white, $1.10; gray,
$1.07)6 or rental.
Mlllstuffs Ilran, $1H per ton: mid
dlings, $23; shorts, $10; chop, $18;
llnsccd, dairy food, $10.
Hny Timothy, $10 per ton; clover,
$12; grain, $12; cheat, $12.
Vegetables Turnips, (l5o per sack;
carrots, 75o; beols, 00c; parsnips, 76
DOoj cabbage, Ktfllio; tomatoes, $1($
1,26 per crate; cauliflower, 76r$l
jer dozen; celery, 40(300c per doron;
pumpkins, leper pound; onions, Yel
low Danvers, 80e$l per sack,
Honoy $3(33.50 per case.
Potatoes Oregon, choice and fancy,
oT)'"7uo per sack; common, GOc per
sack, growers' prices; sweet potatoes,
sacks, 2c; boxes, 2jc.
Fruits Apples, 76c(3$2 per box;
pears, $101,60 per box; cranberries,
$0(310 per barrel.
Rutter Fancy Oregon creamory, 30o
por pound; dairy, 20uJ22)g; store, 16
Chccso Full cream, twins, 14915c;
Young America, 1610o,
Poultry Chickens, mixed,. 10
lOJtfo per pound; spring, lie; hens, 11
tfM'.'o; turkeys, Ilvo, 13o; dressed, 15o;
ducks, $0a7 per dozon; gceso, 8o per
Eggs Oregon ranch, 37Jtfc; East
orn, 2730c.
Hops Choice, 22)io per pound;
prime, 20c; medium, 17c; common J5o.
Wool Valley, 173HJo; Eastern
Oregon, 12rfl5o; mohair, 3235o.
Reef Dressed, GGttto per pound.
Veal Dressed, small, 8Q8o;
largo, 6flo per pound.
Pork Dossed, 0(30)0.
town Passenger Train Is Derailed on Hi
lllgli llrldge.
Ottumwii, In., Dee. 1(1. I'lvo per
sons wero filled nml 10 Injured In a
wteck this morning on the Chicago,
Ihirlliigton A Quluoy road, three miles
wcstol Alhla, In, Tho westbound pas
senger train was In some maimer de
railed while running onto tho Cedar
creek bridge, nml Ilvo ears wero wrecked
by collision with the steel gldurs of tho
Tho wreckage Immediately look fire,
nnd several victims were badly burned.
Mildred Mlteheit, thu little 3 year
old child of Mrs. W. E. Mltuhon, was
hung to ono of tho bridge girders nml
burned to death before thu eyes of the
uninjured passengers ami trainmen.
When tho train was derailed just Ih
foro reaching the bridge, tho sides of
thu cars struck thu bridge ami were
torn out, Thu Ilvo coals from tho
stove Wero scattered throughout tho
rars. Thu Mltcheu child fell through
tho bottom of tho car, Its clothing
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loudly for Its mother, who had Iweii
Instantly killed lu tho wreck. Tho
cars mid thu bridge wero In a few soo
nuds a imiM of (lames and the child was
burned to a crisp liefore aid could
reach it.
Just what caused tho accident Is n
mystery. As soon ns thn engineer
noticed there was something wrong, ho
applied the nlr brakes, but was unable
to stop tho train. I'lvo cam wero com
pletely burned, nnd tho remainder of
the conches badly damaged.
The work of rescue was carried on
with difficulty, as thu cars took lire Im
mediately after tlio accident, ami thn
bridge Is a high ono. Tho Injured
were taken to Alhla ami Ottntnwn.
I'lremen Cannot. Get Through Snow
Switchman I'roxeti to Death.
Chicago, Do, 10. This was thocold
est day In Chicago for this season of
the year since 1H7U. Early this mom
lug the temperature begKii to full, until
at H A.M. It bad reached 13 Udow
rero. The only time that this mark
has Ihhui resetted lu tho history of tho
weather bureau was iVcemlxir 0, 1870,
when II below was registered. During
thn tlay It lMgnii to moderate an to
night it Is hovering around thu roro
mark, ami the Indications for tout irrow
are for warmer weather, with snow
On account of thn cold and heavy
condition of the streets owing to thn
heavy fall of snow yesterday I ho threw
story department store of lUslz litksl &
Co,, lu Went Twentysecoud street, was
destroyed by fire today, A icclal call
for engines was sent In, but before they
could reach thu scene of thn lire
through tho drifts of snow, the build
ing had Ix-en burned, causing a loss of
Ho far but ono death, that of Wil
liam Duffy, a switchman, who was
found frozen to death in tho Chicago A
Northwestern yards, has lecii re
The British Remount System Plcssea
Oensrat Carter.
London, Dec, 10. General William
II. Carter, of tho United Htates army.
who has tieou iuvestlagtlng tho re
mount system of thn llritlsh army,
with a vluw to reporting to the general
staff of thu United States army, had a
farewell Interview with II. O. Arnold
Foster, llritlsh secretary of war, yester
day. Ho wilt leave England tomorrow
for thn Transvaal.
Every facility has been afforded Gen
eral Carter hero and ho oxprorses Ills
appreciation of thu friendly spirit of
the war officials, and esjieolally of tho .
remount bureau, which arranged for
his investigations. At Aldershott a
squadron of tho celebrated Fourteenth
Hussars and a battery of the horse ar
tillery wero paraded I h foro Genoral
Carter, whaT highly praised these or
ganizations ami particularly tho quality
of their horses.
Tho general thinks tho excellence of
tho llritlsh cavalry ami horse artillery
Is duo to tho system of supplying re
mounts and to tho ulllciuiicy of tho
corps of riding masters.
General Carter visited Woolwich nml
Sandhurst. Ho does not think tlteso
establishments compare very favorably
with thn military academy at West
Point, hut ho says the results obtained
nro more satisfactory.
Rnglne Pulls Down Train.
Madrid, Deo. 10. While running at
top speed todny tho express train from
Malaga for this city Jumped thu track
near Cabra, nnd 12 persons wero in
stantly killed, while 20 others were ser
iously Injured. Tho nccidont took
place while thu train was crossing a
bridge spanning n ravine, nnd tho loco
motlvo was the first to leavo tho mils.
It pulled thu rest of tho train nftor It,
tho wltolo piling up, a mass of wreck
ago 50 foot bolow. All of tho eurrlogeH
wero reduced to kindling wood nnd that
any escaped is miraculous.
Uritain Would II uy Ships.
London, Deo. 10. It Jsroportod that
tho Rrltlsh ndmlrnlty has mado nn offer
to the Argentina Republic to buv tlm
two cruisers Rlvmlavia nnd Morons,
now being built at Genoa for that gov
ernment. ,