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ALL TO Jffi SHOWN
Congressional Irrigation Commit
too to Make Tour. .
WILL VISIT PORTLAND FAIR, TOO
Distinguished Party Starts dune I to
See Government Irrigation
Work in West.
Washington, May 20. On Juno 1 n
party ot SO, composed of the senate and
houso conduces on irrigation, with
tholr wives, will leavo Kansas City on
n tour ot tho West, which will include
visits to inost o( tho irrigation projects
whore government work is now under
way, as well as tho principal cities of
tho West. Not all members ot these
committees, but a majority ot each,
will make tho trip.
As heretofore stated tho trip is made
for tho purpose of giving senators and
representatives an opportunity to see
what progress tho government !s mak
ing under tho National irrigation law,
passed only three years ago. It is con
ceded that the law will eventually need
some revision, but until it has been
tried and its weak points have, been
found, congress has been loth to make
amendments. Tho trip this summer
will be an object lesson to tho senators
and representatives of tho party, and
will enable them to discuss more intel
ligently than before all questions affect
ing national irrigation.
Aside from visiting the various irri
gation projects now under construction,
the congressional party will spend two
days, June 23 and 24, at the Lewis and
Clark exposition and in Portland; will
spend Juno 25, Sunday, in Tacoma and
Seattle; will put in half a day at Boise,
a day in San Francisco, another at Salt
Lake City, and wind up at Denver on
tho Fourth ot July.
On Jane 17, the third anniversary ot
the signing of tho National reclamation
net, the party will be at Haxen, New,
at which time the water will bo turned
upon 60,000 acres ot land under tho
Truckee-Carson project, tho first large
irrigation project to be put into opera
tion by the government. Leaving Ne
vada, short stops will be made at
Ogden, Salt Laae and numerous points
in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Mon
tana, Wyoming and Colorado.
NO MORE LIEU SELECTIONS.
Hitchcock Holds Law Means What It
Says May Be Amended.
Washington, May 20. Secretary
Hitchcock, in a circular issued today to
registers and receivers of local land
offices, holds that congress meant what
it said when, by the act of March 3,
1005, it absolutely repealed the lieu
land law. With the exception of own
ers ot certain lands in the San Francis
co and Grand Canyon reserves in Ari
zona and the Santa Barbara reserve,
California, who are specifically provid
ed for by a special act, tho secretary
holds that all right to make lieu selec
tions expired March 3 last and local
land officers are advised that they are
without authority to accept relinquish
ments of lands within forest reserves
utter that date and allow tho selection
of other lands in exchange therefor.
The secretary says, however, that all
lieu selections made prior to ar.d pend
ing for adjudication on March 3, 1005,
may be perfected and patented and, if
in tho adjudication ot any selection
then pending, tho same should be hold
invalid for any reason not tho fault of
the party making the same, another re
lection for a like quantity of land may
be mado in lieu thereof.
Tpgo South of Formosa.
Amoy, China, May 20. It is believ
ed that part of the Japanese fleet is
taking up a position below Formosa,
and that Admiral Togo has planned to
fight tho Russians south of Formosa.
The Japanese get orders from this vi
cinity at night time. The state of mar
tial law first declared at Tatnsui, island
of Formosa, and subsequently made
general throughout the island, lias been
followed by the appointment of a mili
tary executive, and tiie moving of tho
women and children from the Pescadore
islands to Formosa.
No Russian Ships Intrude.
Toklo, May 20. In reply to the rep
resentations of the Japanese govern
ment, the Frencii government has noti
fied the authorities here that Admiral
do Jonquieres reported that he had
cruised along the coast of Annam, May
13 und 14, for tho purpose ot ordering
the Russian ships to leave the coast
should ho find any in Frencii waters.
The admiral, it is added, did not find
any Russian vessels between Capo St.
James und Turan.
Military Attaches Going to War.
Washington, May 20. Brigadier
General Thomas 11. Garry, Colonel
John R. Vanoff, of the Medical depart
inent, and Captain Sidney A. Cloman,
of tho general staff, in this city, will
proceed to St. Petersburg and report to
the. United States ambassador prelim
inary to their joining the Russian army
in Manchuria as military attaches.
DOWEN-LOOMIS.CASE IS UP.
Cabinet Discusses It and ,Presldont
t Receives Statements.
Washington, May 11). Tho principal
subject considered today at tho cabinet
meeting was tho liOomls-Bowcn ease.
No definite action wns taken pending
an additional statement from Mr. How
en. Just prior to tho cabinet meeting,
Joso Paul, n representative ot Vonexu
ela in this country, called at tho White
house and had n talk with tho presi
dent regarding tho cneo. It is said that
Mr. Paul Is familiar with tho transac
tions involving tho exchange ot a check
by Mr. Looinis with tho Asphalt com
pany at tho tlmo the former was United
States minister at Caracas.
During the cabinet meeting Mr. How
en called at tho Whlto house, and,
through Secretary Loob, sent a note to
Secretary Taft. Tho noto simply Indi
cated tho presence at tho executive
olllces of Senor Pnitro y Mora, a friend
of Mr. Bowon, who the minister desired
should talk with tho president and Mr.
Taft. Soon after Senor Mora had a
conference with tho president and Mr.
Tift, lasting some time. Senor Mora
did not disclose the details of tho inter
view, but it is known that, having at
one time been connected with tho as
phalt company in Caracas, ho was en
abled to throw some light on tho pres
ent situation. When Mr. Tatt loft tho
Whlto houso ho said that no determ
ination of tho case had been reached,
and nono would bo until all tho facta
from both sides had been developed,
lie indicated this might tako several
Mr. Bowen today filed with Mr. Taft
his statement in reply to Assistant Sec
retary Loomls' charges and also Waring
on the charges against Mr. Loomls
which ho transmitted to tho otllc'als
SHOULD OBEY ALL LAWS.
Governor Folk Says Law-Breaking
Leads to Anarchy.
St. Louis, May 10. Governor Folk
of Missouri, addressing tho General
Baptist convention tonight, said:
"Missouri has an idea tiiat means
tho enforcement of law. Laws that are
not enforced add just as much to tho
support of good government as sores do
to the strength of tho human body.
Law breaking has become alarmingly
common. It is one ot me greatest
dangers that confront free government
Many msn obey the laws they like, but
think they have a political liberty to
disobey the laws that are obnoxious to
"The trust magnate looks with ab
horence on tho pickpocket who violates
the larceny statute, hut considers it
entirely right to break the laws against
combinations and monopolies. Tho
boodler detests the law breaking of the
trusts but considers the law against
bribery as an infringement on his pir-
sonal liberty. Tho dramshop keeiwr
regards tho law against murderas good,
but the law against operating his dram
shop on Sunday, is, in his opinion,
Puritanical und typrannical.
"If each citizen were allowed to de
termine for himself which laws are
eood and which laws are bad, to ignore
the laws he considered bad, the result
would be anarchy we would have no
laws at all. The only safe rule is that,
if tho law is on the statute books, it
must be observed.
"There has been too much of making
laws to please the moral element and
then not enforcing them to please the
GOVERNMEN1 CHIMES HERE
Bells Will Furnish Quaint Music from
High Exposition Tower.
Portland, May 19. Chimes for the
government tower at the Lewis and
Clark exposition arrived in the city
yesterday from Cincinnati. They occu
pied two cars which were at once
switched to the peninsula spur for un
loading. Today they will Im raised in
to place in the cast dome, 200 feet
above the earth.
These chimes will furnish quaint
music during the exposition. When
President Roosevelt turns an electric
key at Washington on tho first of the
month the effect will bo to set these
chimes to tolling out tho inspiring
notes of "America," As it is neces
sary to have tho chimes in place for
this Important ceremony they will be
Railroads Accused of Breaking Law.
Topeka, Kan., May 19. Upon re
quest ot tho Interstate Commerce com-
Ission, United States District Attorney
Dean lias filed suits in tho Federal
court here charging railroads with vio
lation of federal statutes. Tho Mis
souri Pacific is charged in threo in
stances with not complying with tho
law requiring safety appliances. A
similar suit is brought against tho Iron
Mountain lailroad. Tho St. Louis A
San Francisco railroad is charged witli
keeping cattle on tho road for more than
24 hours without food or water.
Oscar Will Resume Reins.
Christiana. Norway, May 19. The
Daghlatt expresses the belief that King
Oscar will resume the reins ot govern
ment on June 1. This is regarded as a
semi-ofiicial intimation, and, if it turns
out to be correct, it means probably
that King Oscar intends to sanction the
Norwegian consular bill, thus assumirg
direct responsibility for an act calculat
ed to irritate his Swedish subjects rath
er than leave the responsibility on the
shoulders of the crown prince regent.
Japan May Buy Argentine Ships.
St. Petersburg, May 19. The Husky
Slovo declares that Russia having fail
ed to completo the negotiations for the
purchase of the Argentine warships, an I
intermediary has now arrived in Paris
and Is negotiating their sale to Japan,
I OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
LAND FRAUD TO UE SOAROE.
Stringent Rulos for Filing Mado by
State Land Board.
Salem Tho now form ot application
which has been adopted by tho State
Land board for use in applying for thu
purchase of state laud has been miulo
public, and it is found to bo even more
stringent In Its requirements than tho
first reports Indicated. In making ap
plication, the Intending purchaser must
give his postolllco address and make
tho usual affidavit that hu wants the
land tor his own use and has mado no
agreement express or implied to sell or
dispose of It.
Tho notary public, in taking the oath
of tho applicant, must also certify that
lie knows hlni to bo tho person whoso
name is signed. Two witnessed must
sign tho application, give their own
jtostolllco addresses and certify that
they know tho applicant and believe
that ho wants tho land tor his own use
and benefit and is applying in good
Tho witnesses must swear to their
statemei t and the notary must certify
that tho witnesses are personally known
to him. Tho requirements in making
an application for tho purchase of state
land are now more strict man mo lorm
all ties In executing a deed.
The grand jury of Marlon county
having reported that certain certificates
were issued on fraudulent applications,
further payments on these deeds or cer
tificates are suspended until tho board
has an opportunity to Investigate.
Cities Get New Days.
Portland Owing to ditllcultlci in
getting adequate railway facilities, a
long list of city official days at the
LowIb and Clark fair havs been changed.
Follow ing are the Oregon cities affected ;
Juno 6. Monday Dallas, Newberg
Juno 0, Tuesday .MoJiinnvnio,
Hlllsboro and Forest Grove.
June 7, Wednesday Pendleton and
June 8. Thursday Tho Dalles, Prlne-
vllle and Mora.
Jun 0. Friday Ashland. Grants
Pass, Mediord and Jacksonville.
June 10, Saturday Astoria, Salem,
Oregon City and Woodburn.
Juno 12, Monday Roeoburg and Cot
June 13, Tuesday La Grande and
June 14. Wednesday Corvnllls and
June 15, Thursday Joseph, lxxitlno,
Wallowa and Klgin.
June 10. Friday Eugcnoand Albany.
June 17, Saturday Bakor City and
Wasco Out of Debt.
Tho Dalles Wasco county is now
clear of debt, every warrant of the
county having been called and can
celled by the treasurer. During tho
past month County Treasurer wonneii
pa d and canceled over iHl.uuu worm
of outstanding warrants, which cleared
up the county's debt, and still leit
money in the treasury wim which w
par current expenses. It is the first
tlmo in many years that Wasco county
has been able to cash its warrants tuo
day they wcro drawn.
Shear at Notln and Yoakum.
Pendleton Tho two Stanton sheep
shearing crews that have been shearing
in the vicinity of NoIIu and 1 oakum
have finished and aro preparing to
leave for the vicinity of Pilot Pock,
where they have n largo numlier yet
to shear. At Nolin they sheared 14,
000 sheep for William Slusher, tho,
fleeces averaging 14 pounds apiece.
These were the best they have yet
sheared this season. Mr. Blusher re
ceived 17 cents o pound for his wool,
the Pendleton Scouring mills being tlio
Wool 27 Cents at Salem.
Rnlnm Tho Hatem Woolen Mills
company lias now a standing offer of
27 cents per pound lor good ancy
wool. Although this offer Is from 1 to
1 J4 cents In advance of tho regular
market quotation, there aro few takers
ntwl vrv littht nf this voar'd tirodiict Is
changing hand. Eastern Oregon wool
is wortli from 25 to 20 cents hero, but
there Is nono offered for sale of either
quality, and indications aro that the
price may mount still nigiior.
Co-Operative Company to Build.
Knrth Powder The North Powder
Co-Operntlvo Mercantile company lias
begun erection ol a corrugaieu iren
Imlhtini? 40x80 feot. which will bo used
as a hardware and Implement store.
It is expected mat June 10 win msra
the completion of the structure. Two
weeks will mark tho completion of tho
Farmers' and Merchant' State bank,
and tho opening of that institution for
Oklahoma Potato Experiment.
Vale Ex-County Treasurer J. C.
Kelloy will experiment during tho
coming summer with seed potatoes
from Oklahoma, ot which ho received
Boverval hundred pounds recently.
This variety is said to produce two
crops in ono year. Mr. Kelley will
have tiiem planted on his farm, adjoin
Cottage Grove Grows,
Eugene Tho census otCottagoGrovo
and Floronco has beon comploted by
Assessor Keeney's doputy. Cottago
Grovo has a population ot 1,410, an In'
rreaso of 437 over tho census returns of
1000, Florence shows a population of
268, an increase ot only35inflvo years.
NO MORE SUMMER SMOKE.
Oregon Forest Flro Law Is Intended
to Stop Nuisance.
Salem It a "scare head" warning
will call tho attention of tho people of
Oregon to tho new forest lire law ami
secure obedlnonco to Its provisions,
there will bo no smoky days this sum
mot. Hecrotaiy of State Dunbar has
just caused to bo printed n large,
quantity ot largo posters, on cloth, to
he tacked up In conspicuous pint re nil
over tho stnto. "Fire Nut leu I Warn
ing!" aro the wools In Urge typo at the
head of tho poster, and then follows n
statement of tho purjtoso of tho law and
a summary of Its provisions. Mr.
Dunbar will send n bundle of tlierti
posters to each county elrek, with tho
request that they bo sent to different
parts of tho several counties to be post
ed. It tacked whore they will not U
too much exMsod to the weather, the
pouters should hut two or threo sea
sons. Tho law becomes effective May
Hi, but its provisions do not affect tho
setting of files until Juno 1.
Lewis and Clark Fair Events.
Lewi and Clark centennial exposi
tion, Portland, Juno 1 to October 15.
Kventsi National American Woman
Huff rage association, Juno 20-July 6;
American Medical association, July 11
14; Transcontinental Passenger associa
tion, Juno 6; United Commercial trav
elers, interstate, convention, Juno D;
Traveling Men's day, June 10; Nation
al association State Dairy and Food
departments, Juno 20; Pacltlu Const
Electric Transmission association, June
20-21 ; American Lit rary association,
July 2-7; Interstate Antl-Cigarotto
association, July 15-17; Charities and
Corrections nsoclatlou, national con
ference, July 15-22; Nebraska Lumber
Dealurs' association, July 17-19; Gam
ma E a Kappa fraternity, national con
vention, July 20-22; North Pacific sail
gerbund, July 21-23; W. C. T. U.,
national conferences, June 27-28;
Sportsmen's association ot the North
west, annual tournament, Juno 22-24;
Dominion of Canada day, July 1; Odd
Fellows day, JiW 1).
To Run special Train.
Baker City As a result of the visit
hereof General Passenger Agent A. L.
Craig and Traveling Passjngor Agent
II. O'Nell, of the O. R A- N. Co., ar
rangements are being made under thu
auspices ot the Development league,
Elks and other organizations, for a
grand excursion from Baker City, by
special train, to Portland, on the occa
sion of Baker City day at tho Lewis
and Clark fair, Juno 17. During tho
same week there will bo special Ma
sonic doings and exemplification of
work by tlio Portland Elks, nnd the
17th Is also Sumpter day, so that It la
estimated that hundreds will take ad
vantage ot tho oportunity and visit
the fair in a body on n special train
with decorated cars and delegates wear
ing uniforms and lenities.
Portage Roau Salary List.
Salem At a special meeting of the
State Portage board the wage schedule
for tho employes of the road was prac
tically decided uiKin and all arraign
ments made for tho engaging of an en
tire force of operatives before its com
pletion and acceptance by tho state. It
was decided to pay tlio tocomotito en
gineer, who mutt lie qualified to keep
his engine in constant good rcjKiir, $90
Ier month; the locomotive firemar,
100; hoist engineer, $76; conductor,
who must also act as hrakeman and
trainman genorally, $00; section tore
man, 1 00; and three section hands, $50
each, per mouth. This, including tho
superintendent's salary, will bring tho
monthly salary account up to ubout
Grants Pats Census.
Grants Pass While an official report
has not been' made, sufllulcnt returns
are in from tho work of taking the cen
sus of Grants Pais to show that tho
population nf Grants Pus is between
4,400 and 5,000. This Indicates that
thu "Pass" has doubled In imputation
during tlio past threo yearM, or possibly
live years. Thu same remarkable in
crease has been mado In business and
all lines of trado. At present there is
no', n vacant house in town, tho tie
mind far exceeding tho supply. Real
estutu is active.
Land Office Mutt Go.
Oregon City Officials of tho United
States land oiflco have received posi
tive notice ol removal of the office to
Portland July 1, Copies of the notice
will bo sent to every postolllro In tho
district and the location nf quarters in
Portland will be determined soon, A
remonstrance against thu removal has
been circulated throughout tho district
and several thousand signatures se
cured. It will hu forwarded to Wash
lugton in a few days.
Wheat Club, 8480c porbushol;
blnestem, 00092c; valley, 8600c.
Outs No. 1 whlto, feed, $28(320 por
Jon; gray, $28.
Hoy Timothy, $14010 por ton;
clover, $11012; grain, $11312; cheat,
Eggs Oregon ranch, 1718c doz.
Butter Fancy creamery, 17KS20o.
Potatoes Oregon fancy, 00c$l;
now potatoes, 22o por pound.
Apples $1.6002.60 por box,
Strawberries Oregon, 10lfic.
Hops Oholco, 1904, 232Sc por
Wool Valloy, 27tfc; Eastern
Oregon, bsst, 1921c; mohair, choice,
310320 per pound.
SECRETS LAID BARE.
Fodornt Grand Jury Know All About
Uotif 1 rust Methods.
Chicago, May 17. Members nf the
Federal grand jury Investigating the
business affairs of tho beet packing In
dustrles today learned all tho details ot
the maimer til which officials of tl o
Aultin Trading company kept tholr
lx)oks. This company, It Is said, was
tho menus by which the packers forming-tho
bcof trust transacted their see
National Hank Examiner Htnrtock,
who for nearly two mouths has been
studying tho liooks found lit tho six
trunks taken from tho First National
bank building safety vaults, has com
pleted his task, nnd wns before tho In
quisitors today. lh lll continue his
Through these Ismks found In trunks
It in asserted that tho secret system ol
tlio Aetna Trailing company has been
revealed, and nil persons connected
with thu operation of tho company nru
Mrs. Itlchnrd Howes, wife ot tho
mnunger ot tho casing department ot
Swift A- Co., and Mrs. Irving A. Vnnt,
wife of tho assistant treasurer for the
same concern, were today placed under
$10,000 Isinds each to Insure their pres
euco In Chicago as witnesses In tho
event that Indictments aro returned by
the Federal grand jury.
LARQE FORTUNE FOR CITY.
New York $27,000,000 Richer If
Franchise lax Law Stands.
New York, May 17. Twenty-six
million dollars will bo contributed to
tho tax (und ot Greater Now Yolk If
tho decision from tho United States
Supremo court ot '.ho franchise tax law
should 1r favorable to tho city.
In the hope of a victory for the city,
Controller Grout has Tor the last three
days had his office busy preparing a
complete tabulation of nil tho taxes duo
the city under tho franchise law, to
gether with interest since the law went
into effect in 1900. This Is tho first
tabulation made for three years, and
the totals staggered the city officials,
far surpassing the expectations even of
For Manhattan alono the amount duo
Is $17,904,700, which Includes $2,880,
200 interest on tho unpaid taxes.
From all the boroughs tho total amount
duo from taxes alone, without any cal
culation for Interest or penalties, Is
$22,141,7(13. To this sum there Is to
bo added about $3,600,000 interest,
and at least another million for penal
ties which will drive the total to $27,
000,000. These figures bring tho
amounts due to Juno 1 next.
As soon as the decision Is tendered
the controller will take steps to collect
the money, if It im favorable to the
city, Tho money will then I mi devottd
to redemption of revenue bonds.
DEFENDS ARMOUR CARS.
Robblns Denies They Deal In Produce
or Get Rebates.
Washington, Muy 17. William K.
Ripley, professor of economics In Harv
ard university, was before the senate
committee on Interstate commerce to
day. Ho snld that under existing laws
there wns nothing to prevent discrim
ination between localilluN and commo
dities. Ho favored giving thu Inter
state commerce Commission power to
George B. Rohblns, of Chicago, pres.
ident of the Armour Lino company,
ami a director ot the Armour company,
explained in detail tho business nf re
frigerator cars. Hu asserted that these
car lines were not engaged in interstate
commerce. The agitation tending to
ward the confiscation ot private ears
had deterred his company from in
creasing Its fscllitlis.
Thu Armour car lines did not now
deal in produce, he suggested, having
discontinued that phnre of trndo hi
May, 1904, save to n limited extent in
butter, eggs and poultry. He denied
nny "community of Interests" between
thu railroads and the Armour car Ilium.
Tho witness denied that tlio cure were
used to secure rolMtes.
Quartermattor's Safe Robbed.
Missoula, Mont., May 17. Klldn
Adams, a colored private soldier, Is a
fugotlvo from justice und itcciued ot
robbing tho quartermaster's safe ut
Fort Missoula of $1,300, The soldier
had been on guard all day and asked
for thu key from tlio quartermaster,
saying ho wanted to clean up tho room.
Tho man cleaned up tlio room and re
turned the key. Ho did not answer to
roll call this morning and an investiga
tion showed that tho combination on
tlio safe had been worked nnd $600 In
cash and $800 in checks stolon.
Leper Worked In Gardens.
New Wcstmlnstor, B. 0., May 17.
Tiiore Is considerable talk in this city
of having a restriction put on tlio salo
of strawberries raised in tho district
between Port Hammond and New West
minster Junction, owing to tho death
of a Chinaman a week ago from leprosy
In that district. Tho'Ohlnumnn with
tho dread dlseaso worked all lust year
and tho previous year In various straw
horry gnrdens along the Cnnadlan Pa
General Davis Home from Panama.
Now York, May 17. Major Gonoral
W. Davis, tho retiring governor of tho
canal zone, accompanied by his two
daughters, arrived tonight on tho
stenmor Alliance from Panama.
CASH FOR KLAMATH
$1,000,000 Set Aslili) (or fiov
crninoiit Irrlyiitlon Canal,
NO DFLAY IN ITS CONSTRUCTION
Last Obstacle to Project Removed by
Purchase of Private Works
Will Oott $4,400,000.
Washington, May IB. Tho govern
ment Is going to build the Klnmntli Ir
rigation project, which will ultimate
ly leclaini 2M, 100 acres of laud In
Klamath basin, In Oregon and Cali
fornia. The project will cost $1,100,
000. Secretary Hitchcock today form
ally approved tho project drawn up by
thu reclamation engineers, who have
been at work for the past year. Ho
also set apart from thu reclamation
(mid $1,000,000 to bo ucd In com
mencing construction. There Is not
enough money In the reclamation fund
at this time to pay (or the entire Kln
mntli project, hut the money today
made available will defray nil oxnondl
tu ren that need be mado immediately.
Tiiero Is no question that there will bo
amp le funds as they are needed.
The adoption of tho Klamath project
was assured when Secretary Hitchcock
accepted tho offer of the Klamath Canal
company to sell Its canals and works to
tho government (or $160,000, In ac
cordance with Its recent offer. There
had been considerable doubt whether
tho secretary would pay this price,
since It Is known that these canals can
not bo utllUcd by tho government, but
thu secretary concluded It would Im
cheiier to buy out this company at It
Instest figure than to enter upon a long
suit In the courts, which would con
sume miicli tlmo ss well ns money.
Chief Kuitlnecr Newell, of the Iteclu
iimtlou service, hns b-en Instructed to
take steps looking to enrly construction
ot this project. Hut bforo construc
tion work Is begun, ho will completo
all purchases that have been authoris
ed, so there will bo no further question
ns to tho mIhhiIuIo right of the govern
ment to go ahead with its work. It la
the exHH!tatlon of the reclamation offi
cials that the project will bo built in
several units, that Is to say, one storagit
system will be completed and water
turned onto land lying under Us canals.
In-fore work Is begun on the next stor
age reservoir. The lay, ot tho land ami
the source of water Is such that this
plan can Im- followed. After making
the preliminary purchases, there will
Im $600,000 left for actual construction,
probably enough to finish ono unit.
Approximately 16 per cent of tho
land to I mi reclaimed is still vacant i
The owners of the remaining 66 per
cent have already signed agreements
nnd agreed to pay for their water right
at tho price fixed by tho government
which will ho flK.OO per acre.
HE ATTACKS CANAL BOARD.
Grotvenor Says Policy It Contrary to
Wushlngtoij, May 18. Tho high pro
tective tariff Kcpiihllcam in tho city
are denouncing tho action of tlio isth
mian Canal commission In adopting n
(Killcy of buying supplies (or the canal
in tlio markets ot tint world. All hut
Representative Grosveuor, ot Ohio, de
cline to lie quoted, Thu Ohlitu, u
member ot the houso wuys and moan
committee nt tho time ot the framing of
tho McKinley und Dlngley tin Iff laws,
today, In discussing tho uuw Nlicy,
"Wo have built up tho policy of pro
tective tariff in this country on tlio
basis ot higher prices, Tiieso prices
were higher, because wo paid our labor
liettor waged. People have been more
cognizant every year ot the benefits of
that jxilluy, ami understand the reason
for higher prices, Tho country would
rather imy a little more for something
that was miulo nt home, furnished work
for homo folk, nnd gave them better
pay than tholr. more unfortunate neigh
bora a 1 1 road enjoyed."
Fixing Prices of Cattle.
Chicago, May 18. An attempt was
made at todny'H session of tho Federal
grand Jury, which Is investigating the
affairs nf tho beet trust, to show-that
tho etitt'o buyers, the packing conceiiw
and certain commission men met each
morning and agreed upon thu prices to
lu tml.l In. Ili'..itfwik iltirlnu tint ilut.
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r.viuuueo iiiuuir mm uiiu nun mmnuw
from C. B, VuiiNormnn, head of tho
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vniiftormnn commission cumpnu, nun
S. P, Ingerson, of Rosenbniim Bros,, a.
commission concern, who were on tho-
Mtmid all afternoon. ,
Testimony Against Paper Trust.
Milwaukee, Mny 18. Special Exam
iner Taylor, appointed by the United
States Circuit court of Minnesota, bo
gnn tho taking of testimony today in
tho cuse Instituted by thu government
in hohnlf ot petitioners against tho
General Paper company on tho ground
that it is a trust. There uro 26 paper J
companies Involved In thu suit with
tlio General Papty company, Tho ex
amination ot witnesses Is expected to
continue (or a week.
Land Selections Approved. 4
Butte, Muy 18. A Minor special
from Washington says thnt Secretary
Hitchcock today approved tho Northern
Pacific railway land selections, as fol
lows: 126,19 ucrcs In Bozomau, Helena ,
districts, Montana, and 30,8311 acres in
Nortli Yakima, flpokuno, Watorvilloi
and Walla Wnllu district!.