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THE OFFICIAL AND LEADING PAPER
HAS THREE TIMES THE CIRCULATION
OF ANY PAPER IN THE COUNTY.
OF GILLIAM COUNT.
PCBLISHKD VKY FRIDAY BY
SLOAN P. 8HUTT,
ICdltor and Proprietor.
Profecalonal card. i oo per month
One tqnare ...,.. i M per month
One-quaitercolmnn..... ... 8 80 per mouth
One half colamn 0O per month
One column io oo per month
Brulnes local will be charged at 10 cent per
line lor drat inaertion and 5 cent per line there
after. Legal advertisement will In all cases be
charged to the party ordering them, at legal
rate, and paid for before affidavit 1 furnished
One year (In advance) ,., II 60
If nut paid in actvanue !t IK)
Bis inutli ., , , 1 00
.lhree month 78
Single coulea , 10
VOL. i. CONDON, GILLIAM CO.. OREGON, FRIDAY. ,mmS 1894.
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BnterrA at th Pinlofflet at Condon! Oregon, at
(conm-cwk nwui mailer.
President , Ukovxk Ci.kvki.ani
Vloe.t'reslilenl A lit. I E. HtkvknikiM
8eorlr of Htatu Wai.tkh 0. Hiikhhak
Secretary of I reamiry, John (J, Caki.imi.k
Heurotary of Interior .....Hokk smith
Seuretary of War IUniki. ri. I.smokt
eeuretary of Navy mii.ahv a. iikhkkkt
Poaituaaler-Ueneral Wilson rS, Binkku.
Attorttey-Uenerat km Hahii ui.nky
Secretary of ATlalturs J. htkhmnu Morton
State of Oregon.
Govern or .'. .-. . 8. Pit s no y a
Bonrutary of Stale. ., W. McHkiix
l reaaurer , , run. mkthciiah
Attorni-y-tleneral Oko. K 4Jmmiikki.ain
aupt. of rulillo lustrnciioD K. II. McKlhuv
a,...., , U. H. MitchkU
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wouirressroen w K Kt
Printer , Khawk :, Kakkm
iK. A. MiX'KK
Supreme J ii ! . P 1mn.
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' Seventh Judicial District.
Circuit Jsdgo W. I.. IIIAIIIIAW
PriMMiiilltiK Alloruuy , W. II. Wil.mm
klmul.er Hum Hoard t. U l.i'i kkv
Joint Senator... VI, Htkiwkn
KeurtMH-ulafivu It. I. (loiiiinim
Jiidn.v W. J, MaKiniih
Commissioner , R Kawitom
Clerk .,.. Jt V. U'ias
Sheriff. .W. I Wimox
Treasurer , Hkhmkkt IIalbthau
Asueasor..., AU Wiikki.kk
Surveyor W. W. KuKwaiHf
School nuperlnteaueut l.fimH Parkkk
Mlw.'k Inspector I.ltvn A. MlLl.ua
Union Pacific Kail way Time Card.
Traluaarrlre and tear Arllugtou a follow:
iat aoimi). ,
Train Nt. 1, faat nail, arrive nt Arliuglou al
Train No. 1, faat mall, arrive al Arlington al
ftp Only one train a day.
Il-piilir train Stm, 9 and 10 have dlkcontili
licil tliv rim to Arlington, hut ninkt clow con
ncciioiia with Sim. I and i at Willow Junction,
TlirjiiKh tickuU aolil and IrngKaice i liw-kuil
thruiiuli in all point In the Uuiu-d mate and
8. COLLINS Ticket Agent.
1 y. & A. M.-MT. MOKIAII LOUiiK. No. Wf
A, Utatitd commHulcationa on MatHrday even
ing on or before full moon of each mouth. Ho
ioHrnhiK brethren In good tandlngarn cordially
Invited to attend, W U tt IIXUX, W. M.
. H. llimaon.Bocrolary.
jRUNUTON-FOSXII. DAILY SI AUK USK.
K. A. Nnlanu. l'rnrlntor.
r AKK rKoM AaMhOTOM TO
Poaall t6 W Keturii, I0 00
Mayv.lle...... 6 Ou Keluru, 00
Condon 4 00.. Kettiru, 70
Clem 8 (M KetHNi, S 00
Ole. t 00 - Return. 00
lav Ariinaiou every morning (Huuday ei
fwpiod' ato'i l x k. I.dueatfoudou at r. ..
nd arrU-na at Kllnall at 7 f. M.
Comfortable coache and careful, experienced
JAY P, I.UCAH, County Clerk,
DOKA ALL I.IMI Or
LAND AND NOTARY BUSINESS
In a neat and careful manner.
QONUON-I.OSK ttOCK DAILY 8TAUK LINK.
I). M. Kliixhart, Proprietor.
Leave Condon every morning (Hiuiday ex
cepted) at 6:M o'clock, and arrive at Uine Kock
at U at., via Matuey aud Lout Valley.
rare, e.00. Hound Trip, 3 AO.
R. 1. 1. HO(l AN
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
' Ofllcc Oregon ave., between (.'atliollc Church
and reaidence of H. P. Hhutt.
JJR. Z. T. DODHON.
Physician and Surgeon
At prcKOiit can be tound on my ranch at Hay
Creek liutttt, ten mile mirth of Condon.
R. J- H. lU'DHON,.
Physician and Surgeon,
Ofllce and reaidouce In the Wiley Millet real
dence in Mouth Condon. .
Call promptly attended to day or night.
Attorney at Law.
Notary Public and Conveyancer,
Collection and Inmiranoe. Term reaioiiable.
Olllee In rear of KMtottlu building, Main treet.
W. K. KUI. J- W. Ilawaou. T. It. Lyon.
JtLLlM, PAWHON & LYONS,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Office at Hoppnor and Condon, Oregon.
CAN I OBTAIN A PATENT f For a
Wmpt anwer and an boneat opinion, write to
iiperiunoe In the patent bualneaa, Coimnunloa.
tiims (trlotly confidential. A Handbook of In
formation oonoenilug l'atenta and bow to oh.
tiln tbem aent free. Also a catalogue of median-
leal and aclentlrlo book teat f ree. . ,
i'ai.'ntii taken tbroimh Munn k Co. receive
oeolal nottce In the tArlentltle Amerlcaa, and
tCu are broimlit wldoly before the puHlo wlth.
out eoat to too Inventor. This iptondld lIr
Pued weekly, eleiwntly ilkitrated baa by far t he
iarauiit olroulatlou of any tuientltlo work In the
Siirid I rear. Sample eople aeut free.
w & mi Bdltloo. monibly, StW a year. Hingis
rninie 113 cent. Bvery Dumber oonUIn beau
fffti DutteiVln oolora, and nhotograph or new
fTnuaeaVwitn plan, enabling builder io ahow the
i.taat doilan and aeoure contract . Addrea
"MOSS ' CO" MKW YOHK, Ut BHOABWAT.
Hllver 0,ueeMon In Meriuany.
Bkki.in. In a epeech closing the meet-
tngf) of the imperial Silver Conni)innion
Count von I'osaJowsky, the Imperial
Secretary of the Treasurv. aaid he be.
lieved the meuihure were agreed that the
liuctuationg and depreciated value of
miver Had entallea great lOHMei ti'wn the
German foruitfn and home trade ; that
Germany alone was tKwerleeH to raise
the price of oilvcr, and it wan impracti
cable to do go either by the creation of a
monopoly by international agreement or
by the regulation of the production. He
aitueu mat; me meuiDerH oi me commiu
sion would render a public service bv
helpiti(f to Mpread the conviction that
eriotiM uimcuuy aiienueu tne solution
oi the silver quention.
NltiiHtloii at llluefleld.
Wakhinotok, D. C The Navy De
partment has received a teleirram from
Captain Wateon announcing the arrival
of the Ban FranciHco at Colon. 8he will
take on coal, and will return to Blue
lleldH, relieving the New York, which
will ntart for home. Captain Watxon
says that Clarence, the Mowjuito chief,
who was deponed by the Nicaragoang,
liuil Iwun tint Imj.lr anil iliat it ia niuaa.
ary to protect American intereotB. The
conditions are fluch. that in Captain
V a twin's itidKment a warship must re
main at liluefielils. The Jtritinh. he savs,
take lite same view of the case, and will
keep the Majjit ienne.- -
To Accept the Loan,
Kltw Yoiilf. TliB rpiIvra nt flm
Northern 1'aflfic have unanimously re
solved to accent the loan of II .000.000
offered by the reorganir.ation committee
oi i ne ijoniinoKiers lor tne prompt
payment of the lirst-niorlgaKe coupons
due July 1. The loan is to be made at
n,lll'IU IHIV-ITCI' 11UIIUU, VWillllliRBIUfl miu
directlv to thereceiverHwho will act
wun ice authority oi tne court ana re
pay the same trout the net earnings of
the months following.
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Tl e Onlv Machine that will ew BACK WARP
well a FOR WARP without atopplng. quiet,
Llghl-Rumiliig, ailjualab'.e In all Its part.
WE SELL TO DEALERS ONLY.
UNION MANUFACTURING CO,
WM. PKTEIt, Owner,
SALT LAKE, DENVER,
Omaha, Kansas City,
CHICAGO, ST. LOUIS
Uniirc t,ie Quickest to Chicago
nUlSIO ana the East.
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Ulllo Kansas City.
Through Pullman and Tourist
Sleepers, Free Reclining Chair
Cart, Dining Cars.
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K. ' KI.LKIiV A NDK'ltHON, Ri'eeivera.
KltKPEKIC H. COC'PERT.J
For rale or Keuura liifiirniutiou call on or addreaa
V. H. HUKI.HVKT,
Aaat, lieu. ran. Agnt,
HS4 Washington St., cor. 3d. PORTLAND, OR
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The Claim of the Government
Will Be Resisted.
BOSS BUCKLEY AND HIS LAMBS
Four-Fifth of the Bualneaa Section of
' the Metropolis of the North weat I
flooded -Kualuea Paralyzed.
Portland, Ok. The flooded district
in this city ia constantly extending, and
now covers four-fifths of the business
portion and a large part of North Port
land, in which a large number of resi
dences are more or less flooded. Front
street, the wholesale district, has seven
feet of water on it. The entire whole
sale district is under water, all the banks
are flooded, and nearly all the retail
stores and seven or eight hotels. Busi
ness is almost paralyzed. Elevated side
walks have been built, and small boats.
nearly 1,000 in number, are in constant
use in the flooded streets. Express wag
ons are also being used for transporta
tion or goods, being driven into the wa
ter up to the boxes. Many business
bouses and offices have been moved to
higher locations, some having been com
pelled to move twice. Stocks of goods
have been elevated three or four times
on first floors. The Union Pacific has
entirely suspended its Portland connec
tions. The Northern Pacific sends pas
sengers by boat to Kelso, fifty-one miles
down the Columbia, where rail connec
tion is secured, bout hern Pacific trains
start from East Portland, the Union De
pot having been abandoned. There is a
busy scene of moving roods and sight
seers in the flooded region. It is impos
sible at this time to estimate the damage.
The-loss, of business will be immense.
The loss to fishermen on the Columbia
is heavy, owing to the fish wheels being
swept away. Kalmon-fishmg has almost
been destroyed, and the season's catch
will be mostly lost.
C laim of the Clovernment Will be Ile
al, ted to the t'ulleat Extent.
San Johk, Cal. Mrs. Jane Lathrop
Stanford, widow of the late Senator Ice
land Stanford and executrix of his es
tate, was seen the other evening and
asked for Iter views of the $15,000,000
claim presented by the Attorney-General
of the UniUxl States against the
property now under her charge. She
said : " I think this is only a test case.
Of course, others will be drawn into it.
The burden of the litigation even can
not all be placed on one estate or one
person." Mrs. Mantom was then asked
if she intended to resist the claim as
presented by the Attorney-General. She
said : " Of course, I shall resist it to
the fullest extent of my ability; but
really there is nothing to say in regard
to the future course I shall pursue. Le
gal technicalities will be referred entire
ly to my attorneys." It is believed among
lawyers that the suit of the government
against the estate will have a serious ef
fect upon the university, fcven before
this latest litigation cropped up Mrs.
Stanford had had some difficulty in rais
ing all the ready money necessary lor
the institution. It is believed also that
several counties that years ago bought
Central Pacific bonds will be held by the
government responsible for a share of
the debt now sought to be collected.
Iirustlot Clerk Sollnakjr Ulamlaaed at
San Francisco, Cal. Druggist Clerk
Solinsky has been discharged from his
position at SanQuentin by Warden Hale.
The charge against him was smuggling
opium to the prisoners who could pay
for the forbidden luxury. Solinsky on
account of his position had facilities for
carrying on his underground dispensary
and making lots oi money out ot it. Just
how long he has been carrying on the
illicit trade no one knows. Suspicion
was first aroused against him by the
large number of packages he received at
the prison through Wells, Fargo & Co.
It did not take long to ascertain that
Solinsky was extremely anxious to keep
the contents of these packages a secret
from everybody. A watch was set in
wens, fargo & uos ornce in tnis city,
and the discovery was made that the
packages were sent from Chinatown.
The next step was the certain proof that
the packages contained opium. Solinsky
through his position had the run of the
eel 1b to find out if the convicts were sick.
He was caught prescribing opium at a
f;ood round sum, and his dismissal fol
owed. No Bidder for the Oregon Pacific.
Cokvauis, Ob. The Oregon Pacific
was again offered for sale by the Sheriff,
but no bid was made. There will be an
adjourned term of court July 20, when a
new order ot sale will be made, nx:ng
the date for sale probably about Novem
0 " P ft jj HS
The only Pure Cream of Tartar Powder. No Ammonia; No Alum.
Used ill Millions of Homes 40 Years the Standard.
Spokane is contributing liberally to
the Conconully sufferers.
Walla Walla's financial statement for
May shows a net debt of (74,417.
Whatcom countv expects to have thir
ty-four miles of planked road by the
enu oi tne year.
Everett's offer for the county-seat of
enonomisn county will be twenty twen-ty-flve-foot
lots and 30,000 cash.
The survey for the Blaine and Eastern
is completed, and belief is professed that
trains will be running by October.
A movement has been started in Port
Townsend having for its object the reor
ganization of the city government under
tne general law.
l lie wnatcom Hoard oi trade bas a
committee at work trying to secure the
removal of one of the Oregon City flour
ing mills to that place.
Petitions are being signed at Hoquiam
protesting against the sale of water
bonds now being advertised and pledging
money to fight the sale in the courts.
Twenty-one out of Whatcom county's
seventy-one school districts have an ag
gregate bonded indebtedness of (169,300.
Of this (88,000 is Whatcom's and (40,000
Walla Walla county has paid out 112.-
000 annually for some years for the erad
ication of squirrel and gopher pests, and
now it is rather discouraging, but appar
ently true, that these animals are more
numerous than ever.
In different localities in Eastern Wash
ington threshing is again in operation.
It is found that by exercising a little
care in trimming off all the damaged
grain from the tops and sides oi the
stacks a pretty fair grade of wheat is ob
tained where the stacks have been well
built. The grain is still a little soft but,
by scattering the sacks about on boards
or rails for a few days the sun will har
den it. Oakesdale millmen, who have
been buying some of this grain, recom
mend this treatment, and say a few days'
hot sun will make it worth at least 5
cents more per bushel.
Joe Scott, President of the Montana
Cattlemen's Association; Frank Robin
son, Henry Tustler of Miles City and J.
T. Boardman of Deer. Lodge have just
completed a cattle-purchasing tour of
Eastern Washington. .They bought 15,
000 head, the prices averaging (10 for
yearlings, (15 for two-year-olds and (20
for three-year-olds. It is estimated by
cattlemen that 40,000 head will be taken
out of Washington and Oregon into
Montana this year. The Montana cat
tlemen are prosperous again, and these
purchases will, materially relieve the
financial stringency in Eastern Wash
The hop louse has made its appearance
at Fairview, Polk county.
Medford has abandoned the idea of
cannons and oratory for July 4.
A summer conference in the interests
of Indian education is called for July 23
to 28 at Salem.
Union county's debt is decreasing
every year. The present levy 19.7 mills
is the lowest in ten years.
The Pendleton scouring mills have
started up, and already have 350,000
pounds of wool to operate on.
The Pendleton scouring mill uses 1,500
pounds of soap a day. It makes its own
soap, consuming for that purpose some
250 pounds of tallow. This makes a good
home market for tallow. As it is, the
tallow has to be imported from Portland
by the carload.
Major Post has taken charge ot the
fight to save the Cascade locks, the gov
ernment standing the expense. Six
trains are running, hauling brush, grav
el, rock and anything that can be utilized
to raise the bulkhead. Some of the cut
stones are being dumped into the works,
and seventy barrels of cement were used
in one day in solidifying the sand and
A sixteen-month-old child of Mrs.
Shepp of Ashland tumbled out of a car
window while coming down the Siskiyous
the other day. The train was moving
about fifteen miles an hour. It was
stopped, and the distracted mother and
train crew rushed back to the rescue and
found the child sitting on the sand pile
where it had fallen, screaming mad, out
not injured in the least.
The storm of last week did consider
able damage to the crops on a narrow
strip of country between the desert and
the gap in the foothills on the Browns
boro road, Jackson county. The precip
itation descended in the form of hail
stones, and several hundred acres of
wheat were completely ruined. The
8 trip looks like a sunburnt stubble field,
presenting a strange sight, flanked as it
is by fields of beautiful green wheat.
It seem 8 that Harry Dunn, bulletined
somewhat noidly as the first inmate of
the Soldiers' Home, was refused admit
tance by the examining board. The Sa
lem Journal is taking up the matter and
making quite a diverting ettort to force
an issue on it. Dunn's " right " name,
it seems, is Sergeant Henry Campbell of
the Twenty-ninth Massachusetts Infan
try and a war record of half a column of
minion. The objection to him is he is
able to earn his living.
Honors World's Fair.
FAILURE OF CROP.
Western Kansas is Suffering
From Another Drouth.
SITUATION AT BLUEFIELDS.
The Trial of the Cowardly Aaaaaaln of
Mayor Carter Harrison of Chicago
Once Mora Poatponed.
Chicago, III, Prendergast, the as
sassin of Carter Harrison, will not be
tried as to his sanity during June. By
agreement of counsel the case goes over
until next fall. The term of court opens
on September 3. "It has been agreed
that the case shall go over," said State's
Attorney Kern. " The continuance was
agreed to at the request of the defense
after a consultation. There has been no
agreement as to what Judge the case will
come before at the fall term, and I have
no idea now who will preside. Under
the common assignment Judge Chetlain
will again be presiding in the Criminal
Court at that time. There will also, of
course, be other Judges presiding. But,
as l said beiore, i don't know now who
will try the case." Judge Chetlain said:
" I know absolutely nothing about the
continuance spoken of. None of the at
torneys bave spoken to me about the
Prendergast case since the last time it
was in court. As to my taking the mat
ter up and entering the order of contin
uance, J. will say the matter will not
come up before me, for the reason that
l shall not then be sitting in the Crim
The People Sorry They Did Not Leave
, . the Buffaloes In Possession.
Topeka, Kan. Reports from the west
ern part of Kansas are very discouraging,
and show that wheat in that section will
be a total failure. There was very little
wheat raised west of the center of the
State, and unless conditions improve im
mediately there will be no corn raised.
In many counties there has not been any
rain for more than a year, with the ex
ception of light showers. The people of
that section are not well prepared to
withstand another crop failure. Hun
dreds of farmers are without means to
buy provisions to tide them oyer another
year, and the prospect of another failure
will force many to leave the country.
State Senator Wilcockson of Logan coun
ty said that the people of that region
would have to leave and abandon the
prairies for stock ranches if the crops
failed again this year. The people have
held on in the hope that climatic condi
tions would change, but they will be
forced to leave before another cold win
ter comes. ' ' '
LARGE AMOUNTS INVOLVED."
Ex-Governor Evans' Petition Against
Vnlon Pacific Director.
Denver, Col. Ex-Governor John
Evans through his attorneys has filed a
new petition in the Federal Court in the
suit against Oliver Ames and other di
rectors of the Union Pacific. The new
bill alleges that September 4, 1893, the
Union Pacific pledged with Drexel, Mor
gan & Co. (100,000,000 in bonds to secure
their note to the amount of (24,000,000,
issued to take up floating indebtedness.
Among other securities pledged were (8,
000,000 in bonds and (13,000,000 in stock
of the Gulf road. In the new petition
John Evans asked leave to bring a suit
against Drexel, Morgan & Co. and the
receiver of the Gulf Company in the
courts of New York or any other place,
restraining Drexel, Morgan & Co. from
disposing of the Gulf bonds and shares
of stock until the other bonds and stock
pledged in that trust shall be sold.
Army Officer Retired.
Washington, D. C Eight army offi
cers have just been retired on account of
disability incurred in the sen-ice. They
are Lieutenant-Colonel S. M. Horton,
Deputy Surgeon-General; Captains M.
E. Taylor and W. G. Spencer, surgeons ;
Past Chaplain S. C. Merrill; Captain
William Conway, Twenty-second Infan
try ; John Anderson, Eighteenth Infan
try; First Lieutenant H. C. "White,
Eighth Cavalrv, and Second Lieutenant
Moriarity, Eighth Infantry. As a result
of these' retirements only seven of this
year's graduates from the Military Acad
emy are unprovided for this year with
full' appointments to regiments, and
there will probably be other vacancies
before the end of the year.
Fortune In a Trunk.
Podqhkbepsie, N. Y. Securities to
the value of (1,000,000 were found in a
small trunk near the room in which
William W. Cornell died in this city re
cently. The securities were placed in a
bank, and the deposition of the estate
came up before Surrogate Dorland. Mr.
Cornell lived in a modest home in Gar
field place. He was 83 years old w hen
he died. Nobody suspected he had
money. He was the son of Latham Cor
nell of Troy, from whom he inherited an
iron business. He retired thirty years
ago with about (40,000. In the last years
of his life he allowed himself no pleasure
but inspecting the contents of his trunk,
lie left no will, and his estate will be di
vided among his heirs-at-law.
The Lapwal Reservation.
Washington, D. C The House Com
mittee on Indian Affairs has authorized
a favorable report on the bill introduced
by Representative Sweet of Idaho to
ratify the agreement for opening for set
tlement the Lapwai reservation occupied
by Indians in Idaho,
WASHINGTON CITY NEWS.
The President has signed the New
York and New Jersey bridge bill.
It has been decided by the House
Committee on Interstate and Foreign
Commerce to report to the House a bill
for equipment of the Nicaragua canal
by the government for carrying on the
work to completion. Senator Morgan's
measure will be adopted with some
vuiaiigwD aerva y tovu IU wiUIlt t blrCCe
The House has concurred in the Sen
ate bill authorizing the construction of
a bridge across the Monongahela river,
passed the bill extending the time of
payment for purchases of the lands of
the Omaha Indians and adopted a reso
lution authorizing the payment of (10,
000 from the contingent fund to defray
the cost of the armor-plate investigation.
George Oetyer, Chairman of the Ex
ecutive Committee of the State Debris
Association of California, has complained
to the Interior Department of the ex
tensive damage to lands and streams
caused by hydraulic mining. He asserts
that the debris of that process has re
duced the navigability of the Sacra
mento and Feather rivers at least one-?
half during the low-water season. The
communication has been referred to the
A young crank called at the White
House the other day, and announced,
that his purpose was to convert the Presi
dent to the ways of righteousness. This
was the third time he had been at the
White House. The watchman called for
the police patrol, and had him trans
ferred to the third precinct station,
where he is held for examination. His
name is Heffenstein. He is a converted
Jew, and has been delivering extempo
raneous sermons on street corners.
The lightship at the mouth of the Co
lumbia river has proven of such advan
tage to the shipping interests of Oregon
that Senator Mitchell has been induced .
to ask Congress to appropriate (60,000
for the construction of still another light- -
eKin iri Vi fv.oinnal nnrii -vv--ii- f tn Ka
stationed in midchannel inside the bar
of the Columbia river opposite Cape
Disappointment. I he Senator is quite
confident he will secure pou.b sort of an
appropriation for the commencement of
sucn construction at least.
There seems to be no end to the meas
ures introduced in the present Congress
for the protection of the salmon fisheries
of Alaska, but none of them gets farther
than the committee to which it is re
ferred. The latest bill was proposed by
Senator Mitchell of Wisconsin. It differs
from the others principally in that it
makes provisions for the re-enactment
of the old law of 1889, with amendments
setting aside certain streams as spawn
ing grounds, giving tne secretary of the
Treasury discretion to limit the duration
of the fishing season and directing the
appointment of an inspector at (250 a
month aud an assistant inspector at (150
a month. Evidently some men up in
Wisconsin have their eyes on two fat
X 11 siiu-isuu IJUQIIUVU. .uuu, nuivu .
the Western members had much to say
when the agricultural bill was before the
Senate, has been considered by the House
Committee on Irrigation of Arid Lands.
A committee consisting of Sweet, Hard
man, Doolittle, Pence and Newland was
instructed to draw up a general bill on
the lines of the one for the survey of
Idaho lands introduced by Sweet. It
will provide for a survey under the direc
tion of the Secretary of War of arid
lands in the Western States, with the
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preparation of maps showing the ditches
or canals and reservoirs needed for the
reclamation of land, and reports upon the
water available for irrigation, with esti
mates of the quantity of land possible of
reclamation and of cost. The States of
Montana, Washington, Oregon, Idaho,
the Dakotas and perhaps others will be
in the bill, with a recommendation for
an appropriation of (25,000 for each
It is given out that the German Min
ister has notified our government that if
the one-tenth of a cent per pound dis
criminating duty, which has been placed
by the Senate on sugar, is permitted to
become a law Germany will place a re
taliatory duty on pork, lard and other
products now imported from the United
States under reciprocity arrangement.
In view of this notification Secretary
Carlisle has addressed a communication
to the Senate Finance Committee urging
the elimination of this provision of the
Senate bill which operates against any
government allowing a bounty on re
fined sugar. Inasmuch as Germany is
the only competitor of the American
Sugar Trust, this discriminating duty is
levied practically against that country.
Should the Senate comply with Secre
tary Carlisle's recommendation and
strike out the one-tenth of a cent provi
sion, the Sugar Trust will receive a very
black eye. v
McGuire of California appeared before
the House Committee on Pacific Kail
roads the other day, making a strong
protest against any funding bill or other
arrangement which would release the
estates of Huntington, Stanford and
others from personal liability to the gov
ernment for the debts of the Central Pa
cific. At his request it was arranged
that himself, ex-Representative Sumner
of California and the members of the
State delegation in Congress should ad
dress the committee. McGuire took the
position that the failure of the Central
Pacific to pay the debt to the government
was due to the diversion of its earnings
to the pockets of the syndicate, which
under the law should have a fund cre
ated for the payment of its debts. He
recommended that the government
should proceed by foreclosure or by tak
ing charge under the condition of the
franchise and apply to the court to se
cure the remainder of the debt from the
Huutingtons, Stanfords and others.
Weadock inquired if he did not favor
government ownership, and McGuire
explained his plan for government own
ership of the roadbed and right of way
with trains operated by private parties
under government control.