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VOL. 4. CONDON, GILLIAM CO.. OREGON, F1UDAY. JULY 6, 1894.
THE OFFICIAL AND LEADING PAPER
OF GILLIAM COUNTY. ,
Ktitfftl at Hit ftflnfflct of QnwUm, Oregon, at
Itcimd-vlU'i mni I miller. . .
eottrt Urc ol HmIv.
hmirotary of l reentry.......
Hoiruiary n1 Interior
heoruterv of War,.,.,
taurtfurr nl Navy
Atmnioy iliiin r!
beureUry of Agrluulturo.
Alll.AI K. HmVUNfUM
.....WaI.TKS q. UllKKIIAM
, John U. IUhi.im.k
...... l)NIKt H. f.ANONT
...rJiniiY A. Hkhhkut
WllMIN it. BlKHKI.I,
...J b'lKHMXU MOMI'OM
Stale of Oregon.
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II. K. KlMUIo
...111 II. tlK'tNIIIAN
U M. LI.MAN
O. M. KWI
J. If, MlTI.'HKM,
IJ. N Dm.pil.
.. III. IlKIIMANM
Cotnremeti , Kw(ll
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Supreme Judges... jK. A. !
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Seualor . .........
Seventh Jmllclal DUtrlet.
Muinucr iUi llnni
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A. A Javmk
( W. C. VtlMJI
Jo'nt nVnstor (or (illllnm, Sher-
in ill an I Witwv Ovuutlua W. W. HTriwaa
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Uulwii rntilllo llallwar Tlwe Card.
TrainaarrlreandleareArilngtou a follow:
Train No. 3, fait mal arrlvet at Arlluglon at
1:20 a. M,
Train No. 1, faal mall, arrive at Arlington at
ttf On'T 01,0 ' 1,1,1,1 d,lT' '
liuppnerlr-ilntNoa. Valid 10 have rtUcontln
Uu l Mio run t A'tiiigu.n, but innke clime n
mo lo.it Hllh Nua. 1 ami i nt W.ilowfJuiictlon.
I'.ir ii ii at 'l ' ixitaMo L'lux ami
thmiiKli to all pulut lu Hi lluitvd slatea aua
8. COLLINS Ticket Agent.
Hllght Sklrrolahet between the Rebel
and the Government.
Auckland, N. Z. Advices from Samoa
dated June 14 readied here recently.
The Britiitli wamlilp Curacoa and the
German warship Buzzard visited the
locality of the rebel camps recently, and
notified them that, if ten chiefs and fifty
guns were surrendered, no attack would
be made upon tnem by the government
forces, and the rebels were also informed
that, if they resolved to reject this prop
ortion and light, they were at liberty to
have their women and children on board
the Curacoa and Buzzard. After some
deliberation the rebels sent ten chiefs
and fifty worthless guns aboard the war
ships. After the departure of the war
shins the rebels reoccupied the forts, and
openly defied the government force.
1 lio Minuay following tne reoeis nreu
Don the villaue where Chief Malietoa
was supposed to be atterfding divine
services, and advanced upon the village
Itrelf. The rebels, however, were re
used by the government force with
iulit Ions on both sides. It was evl-
enllr the Intention of tiie rebels to at-
tempt to kill Chief Malietoa, but he was
abnent at the time. When these dis-
atclies left Samoa skirmishes were tak-
nit nlace between the rebels and the
government forces, but there liad been
no severe iigiiting.
Laying a Corner-Rtone. ' ),,.
Behm.v. Tiie foundation stone of the
new Pro teo t ant Cathedral, which is to
eplace the old Doin Church, was laid
with imposing ceremonies by Emperor
William. The Empress and the imperial
iilUren, together with other royal per
sonages, the Uerman and rrUHfian Aim-
Isters and a number of civil oincers at
tended tiie ceremonies. All the Trot-
estant clergy of Berlin were present.
The Kmperor, who was followed by many
prominent personages, turice tappea tne
loununuon nuine, bi raino iiiun say-
ng a few words, the service consisted
nelly of the singing o( psalms.
AK. A. W.-ir. WuKiAll LuDtiK. No.
, M ittml . omii'inl all m on Mtiinly even
Iiik on ur U f ie full nioou of enrh nioiitn. Hit
ImiriiliiKliro linn lug.Hi-la Bil l in arr ronllally
liivu .1 fi an I. W L. WIUOX, W. H.
i. It. lli'io:,8e,relry.
18 THE BEST.
n. J. 1. IICXI AN
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
OITIce Ornn are., twtween Cathollo Church
ii I r.mhlum-. of a I'. Slintt.
IU Z. T. D0D.H0.N,
Physician and Surgeon,
At prewntcAii be loimd on my ranch at Hay
Cri'i'k Dime, leu nilliu iiorlli of Condon.
It. J. U. HUDSON,
Physician and Surgeon,
OmcS anil r Pldence In the Wiley Miller real,
deuce in H.uitll CoielOii. ' ... ,
Call prompdy aitoutieil to day or night
T W. DVUI4S0,
a Attorney at Law,
Notary Public and Conveyancer,
roll'erWn ltd hinriio. Trm reaonaMd.
Oitice in rear o' pontolllce building, Maiu treel.
W. II. Kill-.' J V. Dawam. T. II. Lyona.
TtU.IS, DAWSOS 4 LYONS,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Oftlcei at Heppner and Condon, Oregon.
M A. D. oVULEY, .
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
' Arlli'Btn Oregon.
.. . i,. i ii the niitr of the Btn'e.
',.li i ll U wal d e"url ' builneis
I ay V. LUCAS, County Clerk, i
-non ai.1. I.IND or
LAND AND NOTARY BUSINESS
In a neat and careful mauner.
q V. 6UUTT, - '
Notary Public and Justice of the Peace
r-il r-lloni nun notarial work promptly and
ciifitull) iiiun ! lo-
i r i i
iZXnm. A Handoook ol In.
S :r..Vm oonoerning 1'ntent. ana now i i
aainouoiHv" !L'"viVh- mlhliawlth.
t iu are 0101 n W.UJ..7 ""l J. rtlrt n.n
tain iuo'" -z. 7.,
JSTOii? throuK Munn Co. recelv.
V.'.'T.. tn thm inventor. Tin 0 enaia paper.
" ... ..i.i aiMinntlT II netrated, una oy in
iiot circulation of any eaientlfl
largcft 251 wohft, Sample nla
world..? J -nnihi. aJ.i,
HllllOIIIIf wju.u.w i "--: 'I I.
br fiirt lie
aolentlflo work In the
a year. Hingis
ST-E iSTl ioioiiT na photograph o new
t1 "L S"i i?arS enabling Wider, ioahow the
in and cure eoutracta. Aaaren
TKOUULE IN SAMOA.
SELLS HER CLAIMS.
Alice Edith's Hopes in
Blythe Estate Bought.
ASTORIA'S RAILROAD AGAIN.
Another Kflort to be Wade by the Stan
ton-Campbell Party to Come to Term
Astobi a. Ob. The railroad qaestion,
whicli has been quiescent for some weeks
past, is again to be brought into promi
nence, and will occupy public attention
for a time. When Judge Brown left here
for the East a month or so aco, it was
understood that he had a verbal under
standing with a majority of the subsidy
committee that no contract should be let
until such a time as he could confer with
the New Yorkers represented and learn
what arrangements cuulJ be made with
them to enter into a contract for the
completion of the railroad by way of the
Nchalem route. Before his departure
and after the refusal of the committee to
give him a mortgage on the subsidy in
onKiiierauon oi a deposit oi
Mr. Brown stated that he believed he
could make sncb arrangements as would
be in ali respects satmiaclory to the As
toria people, but could make no definite
statement until lie had an interview
with his principals. A week ago Mr.
Brown teieuraplied the subsidy commit
tee that he had completed his arrange
ments in a satisfactory manner and
would be in Astoria in a few davs.
,ater a diSDatch was received from Mr.
Brown's son, saying his father was ill in
Ienver and would not be in a condition
to travel lor some days, una latter
communication is interpreted by some
parties as an indication that Mr.
brown's plans nan powuny miHcarneu.
Whether this view of the case is correct
or not, the Stanton-Campbell party will
again bo in the Held, and will make an
amended offer. 1). K. Campbell, the
Chicago contractor, has returned from
Portland, and intimates mat anomer
effort would be made by his people to
come to terms with Astorians.
ALICK EDITU'S CLAIMS.
JpwULlW 1 1.
Tl e Onl M Phlre that wMl tew BACKWARD
well a FOlltYAKl) without oppinir. Quiel,
Liglil-Kumiliig, aOJuslab.etnail iu parts.
WE SELL TO DEALERS ONLY.
Correspondence Solicited. ...i
UNION MANUFACTURING CO,
WM. FBTBK, Owner,
SALT LA ICE, DENVER,
Omaha, Kansas City,
CHICAGO, ST. LOUIS
the Quickest to Chicago
; and the Mst. ;
Quicker to Omaha and
Through Pullman una lounax
Sleeper, Free Kscunmg vnair
Cars, Dining Cars.
S. H. H. CLARK, 1 :
n 01,1V Kit W. MINK, ' I i
JOHN W. DOANK,
For rale or genera Information oall on or addreii
V - r , W. H. UUKLBUKT, ; :
' Aut. Oen. Fas. Agent,
S54 Washington St., oor.M. PORTLAND, OB
She Deed AH of Her Blythe Hope to
John D. Bpreckel.
8a Fbascisco, Cal. Alice Edith
Dickason has made a declaration of trust
between herself end John D. Spreckels,
and has disposed to him of all her vid
ua! claims to a portion of the Blythe es
tate. A deed to that effect was tiled in
the Recorder's office the other day. For
tiie nominal sum of 10 it disposed to
him of ail her title and interest to lots
in the block bounded by Market, Geary,
Dupont and O'Farrell streets, her inter
est in the personal projeriy left her by
Thomas II. Blythe and of all the other
real estate of which he was possessed at
tiie time of his death. Tiie deed was
given "subject to certain outstanding
contracts heretofore made and entered
ntn ami between tiie said party ot tne
first part and various parlies, and alw
to a cerwtin ueciaruuu w ww m
between the said parties of the first and
aecond part of even date herewith."
rhi important naner Placed on rvcoia,
Alii'H Kiiilh aulluli t retirement from pub
ic gaze, she was not at uer -siutiio -
iIim ntlier even i nir. and her attorney,
Henrv E. lliitlitou. refuml to disclose
hr liiilinir Dlace. He declared distinctly
that no negotiations were in progress for
a compromise of his client's elaiuia to a
widow's snare in meeeiamoi juuiuw
H. Blythe. It was a business arrange
ment between tier ami xur. cprecKeia,
a hirli thev desireil to keep away Irom
the public. The only explanation of the
matter vouchsafed by Mr. Spreckels was
that ho had advanced some money to
nay the cost of transcript on Alice
Edith's appeal, and Attorney Highton
told him she would give him a deed to
Ame Drooertv in return. It is evident
imm the terms of t lie deed that the at
torneye' fees and other indebtedness will
lm runt bv Mr. Spreckcl. but most im
portant of all is the declaration of trnst
mentioned as having been made between
him and the missing widow of the ec
Object to llrltUh Granite.
Tacoma, Wash. The Trades Council
Malum that K. L, Fox. a British subject.
in bidding for granite work on the l'ort
Orchard dry dock did not notify the gov
ernment that some of the pamples of
irranite submitted were from ftelson Jsl
and. B. C. Fox, having secured the
contract, is setting out British Col um
hinn eranite: and the Trades Council
claiming that American workmen and
American . srranite are discriminated
atrainst on British Columbian govern
ment buildings, is demanding that the
Navv Department compel Fox to use
superior American granite in preference
to inferior Britisli Columbian rock, and
is interesting labor organizations of the
Uoast to JOIU actively in una prutem.
New Whatcom pays its teachers $1,960
The Whatcom shingle mills have had
to close down for lack of cars.
Grav's Harbor has exported within a
year 85,000,000 feet of lumber. , ,
The Mayor of Snohomish has railed a
meeting to organize a Chamber of Com
merce. About fifty Indians of Chief Moses'
tribe are doing ome artistic war dancing
near Walla Walla.
The First National Bank of Hoqniam
has jut declared its semi-annual divi
dend 6f 4 percent. ' .
John Herman sprained his ankle in a
Spokane sidewalk, inflicting injuries he
estimates in his damage suit at $12,000.
A Tacoma firm has shipped 600 tons
of feed, consisting of oats, barley, bran
and shorts, to Honolulu, as a starter for
trade it is hoped to establish perma
nently. The mining property reported to be
bought by Jim Wardner is the Imperial
mine, mill site and water right in Ken
nedy district, Humboldt county. Ward
ner must have a mill of at least ten
stamps in operation by September 22.
From all parts of Whitman county
comes the report that threshing is in full
blast again. Much of the grain which
remained well stacked daring the winter
is said to be fair quality and well worth
threshing. At Oakesdale there is said
to be some first-class grain.
Two more complaints have been sworn
out at Walla Walla against Edmiston.
These last are made by the Catholic
Knights of America and the Women's
Relief Corps. This makes six charges
against him. He furnished the $1,500
bonds required at his first arrest, nut has
not yet qualified on the third and fourth
The Spokane Board of Public Works
has received more than a score of letters
from bridge builders all over the United
States who have read in the telegraphic
lspatches the news of the floods there
and are anxious to obtain contracts for
new bridges to replace those swept away.
he board replies to them that the city
is not going extensively into the bridge
business for a year or so.
Tiie Commercial Club at North Yak
ima is in correspondence with a Minne
sota Arm of starch manufacturers with
view of securing the location of a
plant there. It is etttimated that an in
vestment ot irom iz.ouu to I4,uwu win
put in a good starch-factory, and that a
market will thus be afforded for smaller
notatoe. not only improving the grade
of the famous Yakima "spuds," but se
curing a promising industry.
The Yakima Hop Growers' Association
elected D. E. Letli President; II. Dunn,
Vice-President; A. D. Eelm, Treasurer;
B. Ros. becretary. The meet ing was
very enthusiastic and well attended, the
growers showing an evident intention to
strengthen in the organization. Secre
tary Ross states that there are at least
3.000, perhaps 3.50O, acres set to hops
in HiAtvtnntv.ori V MM) oi wiiirn. are new.
He figures that 15,000 pickers will be
They Try to Get Back Their
' Old Wage Scale.
THE SABBATH IN THE ARMY.
The Proposed Flan for the Reorganisa
tion of the AtehUon and Topeka Bob-
i-- naltted by the Commute.
Nw York. The plan of reorganiza
tion of the Atchison and Topeka has
been submitted by the reorganization
committee. The plan contemplates a
foreclosure either untler the general
mortgage dated October 15, 1889, or un
der the second mortgage dated May 1,
1802, securing the so-called Atlantic and
Pacific, and the formation by the pur-
chasers at such sale of a new company,
which will be freed from all obligations
of the present company except such as
are prior to the mortgage foreclosed or
are assumed by the new company. If
foreclosure is had on the general mort
gage, the company will provide for the
payment of tiie past-due interest on the
general mortgage bonds, and will issue
new bonds to the holders of the general
mortgage bonds, such new bonds to have
the same lien and to be the same in
terms as the old bonds. The new com
pany will create an issue of fifty-year
income bonds secured by a mortgage
covering the same property as the new
second mortgage. Tiie total authorized
amount of such income bonds shall be
hmited to $11,500,000. buch income
bonds shall be entitled to 6 per cent in
terest per annum, payable annually out
of the net earnings. The stock of the
new company, less such amount as may
be required to qualify the directors, is to
be held by a trust company until inter
est at the rate of 4 per cent shall have
been earned and paid on the new income
bonds for three consecutive years, and
negotiable trust certificates will be issued
by such trust company against tnesiocK
held in trnst. The assenting holders of
the stock shall receive negotiable trui-t
certificates representing one share of new
stock for each share so deposited upon
which the assessment has been paid
in full, together with income bonds for
the assessment. .!, f
WASHINGTON CITY NEWS.
Premier Damage Suit' Appeal.
Tacoma, Wash. An agreement has
been prepared for the putting up of
$100,000 of the first mortgsge bonds of
the Oregon Improvement Company,
pending the appeal of the company from
the $35,000 damages awarded for causing
death or injuries in the steamboat colli
sion near Port Townsend about two years
ago to the Circuit Court of Appeals. It
is said the bonds are valued atlCd.OOO in
New York, and witli some sliuht modifi
cations the agreement will be accepted
by A. R. Titlow, representative of the
injured, and the administrators of the
The County Court of Baker county has
appropriated $430 to be expended la lm
proving the uracKer creeK roa,d.
The Brunswick shaft near Grass "al
ley is to be sunk another 100 feet, which
will ma'ie the mine 800 feet in depth.
The Baker City Democrat states that
the ore on the dump at the Emma mine,
as experted by reliable mining men, will
ge Irom fiuu to iwu to tne ion.
The lovely flower called the French
pink is becoming a nuisance in fields
around Parker, and some have spent
hundreds of dollars trying to check its
A considerable amount of this year's
clip of wool is being brought to Salem
and stored in inecoinmiBHiun nouses anu
taken to the woolen mills. The price
is 10 cents. ' "
IsFac Banta of Albany is the latest in
ventor of a machine for mining black
sand. One of the machines is in opera
tion between Yaquina and Alsea, and it
is asserted that 1)0 per cent of the gold
The grand iurv of Umatilla county, in
its final report, recommended that steps
be taken to collect $913.22, the amount
of Zo HouwrB shortage, and also pro
ceed against the County Ireasurer and
hia bondsmen to collect the sum of $48,
043 52 which the Treasurer is short. Mr.
Ilou?er was elected Sheriff at the recent
The G. A. R. men of Washington
pnunr.v have decided to hold an encamp
ment" in Forest Grove some time in
August, to continue two or three days,
and to which all old soldiers and sailors
in the Kate are invited, bteps were
taken toward having this encampment
last fall, but early rains prohibited.
Governor Pennoyer has for some time
held that the separate institutions in ex
istence at Portland, and known as the
Law and Medical Schools ot the Uni
versity of Oregon, were not entitled to
maintenance from the money appropri
ated for the Eugene institution, and that
they must be located and administered
at Kncrene if anv nart of the funds men
tioned were to be legally devoted to their
nee. He conferred with Attorney-General
Chamberlain recently, and solicited
that officer's written opinion. Recently
th Attorney-General handed the Gov
ernor Ins opinion on the subject, and it
concurred fully with the executive con
clusions. The following characteristic
letter was sent by the Governor to the
Board of Regents of the university:
Inclosed find the opinion of the Attorney-General
of Oregon to the effect
that your body cannot divert the money
of the University of Oregon for the
maintenance of schools elsewhere. Per
mit me to suggest that at this time your
body should not give countenance to the
" . ' ... , I I
Chicago Packing Hounee May be Con'
pelled to Shut Down.
Chicago, III. Nearly all the coopers
in the stock yards are on a strike. It is
said that if the trouble is not speedily
settled the result will be that some of
the big houses will be forced to lay off
their employes because oi tne scarcity
of barrels. When the eti ike took place
the houses were nearly all running at
full capacity. The packers say it was
necessary for them to make a reduction
in wages. This was done three months
ago, and was general in the yards. The
i-oopers were not the only ones who suf
fered, all the other branches of the
packing industry being affected alike.
The coopers say their wages were cut
from $2.85 and 13 50 a day to 42 50 and
$3.30. The reason they did not object at
the time was that they thought the cut
was only temporary, and that wages
wou'd be restored as soon as warm
weather came. It is to enforce a restora
tion that they struck, and they say that
they will remain out until every man in
the stock yards is out.
SUNDAY IN THE ARMY.
It I a Day of Ret o Far a the Service
WA8msaTos, D. C A story coming
from Omaha, Neb., that Charles Ceder-
quis, a private in the Second Cavalry, is
under arrest waiting court-martial for
refusal to participate in the target prac
tice Sunday, met a very prompt denial
at the War Department. '1 he officers
say the man has undoubtedly assigned
a false reason for Ids arrest, as Sunday
target nractice is unheard of in the army.
and it would decidedly be in violation of
army regulations, ine united ewe
' i i t
Soulier n&a aiwuvs uveit e&euiub uuui
anv unnecessary toil on Sunday, and in
that respect has much the advantage of
European soldiers. Even in time of war
this rule has been observed whenever
practicable, and during the late civil war
President Lincoln, quoting the words of
Washington, matte a general order en
ioining observance ot Sunday on t he of
tieers and men of the army, and tiie
spirit of this order still pervades the
Cenn of Tenement.
Nxw York. The tenement-house cen
bus, taken under direction of the Board
of Health during the past two months,
has been completed. The census shows
there are 30,138 tenement houses in the
twenty-four wards of this city, of which
number 2,846 are rear houses. The pop
ulation of the tenement-house district is
1.332.773. of which 180.309 are children
less than five yeai s of sge. Rear houses
contain no less than 50,130 persons, in
eluding 8.784 children under five years
who must exist witli little or no chance
for sunlight or fresh air. The Twelfth
Ward is the most densely populated.
there being 252,331 persons packed in
7,702 houses, of which seventeen are rear
tenements. The greatest number of rear
tenement houses was found in the l wen
tieth Ward, there being 341 out of a to
tal of 2.830 in the ward. The ward has
ion ot 80,4,
a tenement-nouee popniai
' including 8.121 children under five years
growingspirit of anarchy by assuming of age, while the population of the rear
and exercising powers not sanctioned by houses ia 6,977, including 651 children
law. ( unuer uve jcaie u
In the deficiency bill the appropri
ations for completing public buildings
underway are: El Paso, Tex., $7,000;
Port Townsend. Waeli.. $11.01)0; Sacra
mento, Cal., $10,000; Hioux Fails, 8. D.,
At the request of Senator Teller his
amendment to increase the duty on dia- .
monds from 15 to 30 per cen tad valorem,
whicli would restore the rate fixed by
the House in the Wilson bill, was parsed
over. It will be considered again before
the bill is reported.
The House Committee on Pensions has
ratified thereport of the subcommittee
in lavox.wrKepresentative Bryan's bill
to pension widows 'whose names were
taken from the roil because thev hail re
married and where the second husbands
have died or have been divorced.
While Kyle was making a speech in
favor of an income tax in the Senate the
other day, Call of Florida shocked the
spectators in the galleries by removing
his tdioes and elevating his "sky-blue"
stockings to a neighboring desk, while
be tanned himself with a palm leaf Ian.
The report of the Board of Visitors at
the United States Naval Academy at
Annapolis, Md., will suggest that' the
course of instruction be six years in
stead of four, with a two years' cruixe,
as at present Occasional practice cruises '
of four months each are recommended.
The bill to amend the act for the relief .
of the Chippewa Indians of Minnesota
baa passed the House, l he bill provides
that lOO.OCO acres of the pine lands oi
the White Earth and Red Lake reserva
tions, when the Indians are allotted the
lands in severalty, shall be offered for
The Secretary of the Interior has
granted permission to the management
of the New York Museum of Natural
History to allow its representative en
trance to the Uncompahgre and Uintah
Indian reservation, Utah, to obtain fos
sils for exhibition. The request was de
nied last winter, owing to the excited
condition of the tribe.
The Attorney-General of the United
States has instructed Acting United
States District Attorney Plait of the -southern
district of New York to at once .
institute suit in that district before Dis
trict Judge Wallace against the Northern
Commercial Company to recover $132,000
for the last three years' rent and premi
um on seal skins due to the government
from the company. This action is taken
by mutual consent of the contending
There are indications that Ezeta'g
case will cause our government to as
pit me a definite position in the matter
of the right of asylum. Although the
Salvadorian refugees, with one excep
tion, are safe on board the Bennington,
the Salvadorian provisional government
determined to press its demands for the
surrender of General Antonio Ezeta,
Vice-President of the late government.
It is likely that the oiher refugees will
not be included in the demand.
The prediction that the reforms insti
tuted by the Democratic administration
of the pension bureau would result in
covering into the treasury at the end of
the fiscal year several minions oi uouars
is about to be realized. Commiesioner
Lochren has had prepared a careful esti
mate showing that the surplus will be
$25,000,000. Commissioner Lochren's es
timate for pension disbursements in the
Bcal year 1895 has iieen reduced irom
$165,000.0 0 to $140,000,000. so that the
coming year's disbursement will effect a
saving equal to another fzo.uw.wu.
The details of the Nicaragua canal bill,
which will be reported to the House, were
practically closed up at a meeting of the
subcommittee the other day. There will
be recommended a directorate of eleven
memliers. eight being government direct
ors, one representative of the company,
one from Nicaragua and one from Costa
Rica. Three government engineers will
have charge of the work. It will be pro
vided that dividend shall not exceed 0
per cent, so that a sinking fund may be
established. The government share of
lividends will be credited to a sinking
fund. Some members of the committee
think the debt can be raised in twenty-
five years on the lines laid down. Bonds
were practically derided npon for the
whole amount, as the proposition toeoin
silver involved troublesome complica
tions and opposition. However, that
section of the bill is subject to change;
so that, if any plan involving the use of
silver seems practicable, it can be
Charles S. Craig of Edgewood Park.
Pa., has been before the Congressional
Committee investigating tiie armor
plate frauds. He was associated with
C. E. Sill in giving the main informa
tion of irregularities at the Carnegie
works. Craig's evidence was much like
that recently given bv Sill and corrob
orative of it. He testified that he made
reports of th work on armor plates
front the workmen's slates giving tne
actual work done. The reports were
submitted to Superintendent Kline,
who changed them to bring the work
within the government contract. The
altered r ports were then furnished to .
the government officers. Craig gave
from bis note book a list of plates which
had been doctored after they had been
turned over to the go'ernment as test
plates. He gave details of the retreat
ment of each plate. Many of them
were retreated after the government had
rejected them. He testified that he
had been instructed by Superintendent
Kline to bnrn the original records
showing the real work done. Craig said
that while assistant heater he observed
much surreptitious work on the plates.
He gave the te-hnical details of these ir
regularities. This was done without the
knowledge of the government officers,
and wa to deceive them. The capacity
of the Carnegie works was not sufficient
fa do the work properly. He had heard
Kline complain to Assistant Manager
Hunsicker that more fnrnaces were nec
essary. Mr. Craig identified a nnmber
of alterations in reports made by Super
in tendent Kline.