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DAILY CAPITAL JOURNAL, SALEM, OREGON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1005.
RED TAPE IN
William K. Curtis In Washington
Star: The Keep commission, which has
been investigating tho methods of
transacting business 1b tho different ex
ecutive departments of the government
with a view to promoting ceenemy, sim
plicity ami efficiency, has discovered
some very funny things. Some of the
departments are so tangled up in red
tape that It often eosts several times as
much money as a bill amounts to to get
it autritedi and paid. The same so
called safeguards to protect the dis
bursement of government fund are ap
plied to an expenditure of 10 eeats and
a contract of $2,000,000, and often it is
Impossible to settle an account because
the laws or regulation Wearing upon it
cannot be compiled -with, It is often
the case aleo that contracts entered' into
Kith private eitlRCM or corporations for
tli" performance of government work
are completed before tho papers are ap
proved by the highest person in au
thority, Some contracts and expend!
turn have to be approved by nnywhree
from three to a donea persons, includ1
ing n member of tho cabinet. All ex
penditures for the Panama canal have
to be auditad ttwee 'times by thrco dif
ferent sets of" auditors before they can
be paid, and Utisi duplication costs a
largo mm of money. In the reclama
tion service every contract has to be
approre by the secretary of the in
terior, no matter how Insignificant It
ma Imi, and everything has to be done
by mntrict after advertising for pro
j. ...!. for 80 dnya. Whoa bide arc
opnrt they hove to go through a mill.
Thrv be to be examined and ap
lri.l by several people, and ftnsll
receive the formal saaclioa of the ere-
ifun of the Interior, who knows nuth
jng whatever about the matter referred
t". utiil has no time to Had out.
If rwrrtary liitebcok should perform
ll tiio duties required of him by the
laws and regulations of this single
branch of hit depurtutant aloue. he
W....I.I m La aUI I 'ittlatr ! I
tear about anything that related to the
rest f the responsibilities which He
upoH his shoulder.
Copies of Gentraata Tiled.
Tle Keep commission, for example,
vtrtv surprised to discover that section
JTU of the revlsd stalutoa requires the
secretaries of war, aavy and Interior
tut no other deportments under the
t(irrutttent "to eauso and require
rer contract mode by thorn severally
lhalf of tho government, or by
their oncers uader them, to bo reduced
to writing and to be signed by tho soe
trading par!, with tho names at tho
rad thereof, a copy of which shall be
sled 1 the ooWr mokim a ad signing
He oni-ael In the returns oiUo of
tho department of tho interior m soon
after the contrast is made an possible
and within B0 days, tofoihor with nil
the bids offered) nnd proposals to him
wade by persons to obtain the same,
and with n copy of any advertisement
be way have published inviting such
bids, offer and proposals; all of which
ceptea audi papers in relation to each
contract ahull bo attached together by
n ribbon and coal nnd marked by num
Vers tn regular order, according to tho
meat is aware that it exists. Although
the secretary of war, tho secretary of
the navy ami tho seerotary of tho inte
rior are commanded by oongrcse to file
eeples of thoir contracts there.
Ib some oases six eopios of all pa
pers contracts must be made ono for
the contractor, one for the officer im
mediately in charge, one for tho head
of his bureau, ono for tho head of the
department, a fifth for tho auditor of
the treasury and a sixth for tho return
office. At least four of thorn are no
better than waste paper.
Everything has to be done by core
tract, and1 the contract must be award
ed to the lowest bidder after due ad-
cnuso. his duly was porfdrmod Id what
tho auditors called an "irrogulnr man'
, nor." Tho soldier was dead all right,
I and thoro wag no doubt about hia bur-
Ilol, and nobody questioned that Captain
Collins had paid the undertaker; but
Si tho wholo thing was "irregumrl" lie
5; had not advortlsod for bids either for
furnishing the coffin or digging tho
gVave, nnd ho had not obtained an
omorgency ordor for doing the aot from
bis suporior offioor.
Cost Moro Than tho Contract.
Tho geological survey has 18 horsos
whioh it uses up in Montana during the
summer. Last winter it was arranged
to pasture thorn for $17 a month with
a hnlfbrecd on nn Indian rosorvntion,!
who had been taking care of govern
meat stock for sovcrnl winters, and had
kept thorn in good eendltion. He was
the only man the survey people Had
ever found, nftor many years' experi
ence, upon whom they could rely. But
the department refused to approve the
agreement because it was "Informal."
There was nothing in the agreement to
show that it waa government stock, or
whsn or where it had been purchased,
or under whose orders, or on who
partment require copioa of their articles
of incorporation ami) othor documonts,
liko tho nbstraot of title to a picco of
proporty, to bo filed with every con
traob mndo with ono of thoso or any
other railway company.
For example, nn ongincor of tho
reclamation sorvlce down in the Colo
rado vnllcy rontod n handcar from the
railway company, so Mint he could run
back nnd forth along the tracks of the
Soutliorn Ilnciflc, which pnrrnllols the
canals, whero his mon are working. This
transaction had to be oovorcd by a con
tract, of which six eopios wero made,
and attached to each copy, according to
the regulations of tho department, must
be n certified copy of the artiolos of
incorporation of tho Southern Pacific
Railway Company, with one certificate
showing the names of the mombers of
the board of directors, ami another
showing that the person from whom the
handcar was rented had been duly au
thorised by that beard of directors to
represent them and the stockholders of
the company In such transactions.
Tho Government Gava Away.
The Southern Pacific Company grant
ed, free nf cost to the government of
Free Free Free
9100.00 WORTH Or MINING STOCK ABSOLUTELY FREE WITH EVERY SHARE OF STOOKOF THE J. O.
LEE CO., BOUGHT AND IWID FOR AT TAR, $100.00 MJR SHARE, ON OR BEFORE THE FIRST OF JANU.
ARY, 1900. T1HS OFFER INCLUDES
THE EASY OIL.
Scott's Emulsion is
"the easy oil" easy to
take, easv in action. Its
use insures deliverance
from the griping and nau
seating sensation peculiar
to the raw oil. Nobody
who has any regard for
their stomach thinks of
taking cod liver oil in the
old way when Scott's
Emulsion is to be had.
It is equally certain that
no one having a regard for
their health will accept a
cheap emulsion or alco
holic substitute for Scott's
Emulsion. It fulfills ev
ery mission of cod liver
oil and more.
SCOTT & DOWNB, jm IVatl !. New Yetk.
xnroo xnuna to tne East Dally.
Through Pullman standard and
tourist slooplng cars dally to Olympic
Chicago, Bpoknno; tourist sleepily,
cars dally to Kansna City; through
Pullman tourist sleeping cars (per
sonally conducted)' weokly to Chlev
go; rocllnlng ohnir cars (Boats free)
to tho Bast daily.
HTLAMD TO CH1"AC0
tio chssis of cu i
1 00 shares Great Northern
1 00 shores Crooked Creek
1 00 Shares Freclnnd Consolidated
100 Shares Sterling Gold Mine
these arc all active stocks. Great Northern is paying monthly dividends and increasing it capacity. Mtcrling
mill m rumting day and night with 10 stomps and k building a t0ton cyanide plant, Freetand m working two
shift with 98,009,000 worth of ere in night, Crooked Greek is a placer mine fully clipped with hydraulic ele
vator for not season's run.
Tho J. O. Leo Go. U lnoorpomtod under tho lawn of Oregon with a capital stack of M0.000, divided into 800
shares of a pr value of 1100,00. This oompany docs a general commission and brokerage business, besides pros
poeUttg, taMtlMf, developing awl operating mines, Ita aoocta ocimista of unencumbered personal and real property
on a conservative valuation of fOO.OOO (a schedule of which will bo furnished on application). This stock is be
ing sold to pay for a fully equipped mine with a M-ton mill and 10,000 tone of free milling ere in sight that will
plate f-1.00 a ton. This property will pay a dividend of $8.00 per share, besides tho stock is now paying a month
ly dividend of 2 per sent Our bocks arc open for prospective pwrokr. Not moro than nvc sharw of thU
stock will be sold to any one person.
For further particulars call on or address
WnJit to Movo County Seat.
Oneida, X. Y., Dec. W.-Thc board
of supervisors of Madison county has
been called together for n special ses
sion to be held today for tho purpose
of considering the proposition of re
moving the county seat from Morrbt
ville to some moro aeeceeible location,
preferably to this city. The preposition
had been mnde n special order for this
meeting. This plan has boon proposed
several times in tho paqt, but the oppo
sition always has boon so strong in
former nrs that no change wao at-
a Ma. m
Sits n. m.
t Is Hunt
b ir r. m.
From rotUnoJ, Or,
MX Ukc. n.nter. PL
Worth, Otdfths, Karnu
Cltr. 8L Leali, Otuctgo
tM Ukt, Denver rt.
notin, umshA, Ksnu
cur, h. umis, lihlcufu
WslU Wsus, lwlHon,
posno. wsllsee. full
msn, Mlnnssrous at
Ohluurti, snd Xsi,
THE J. C LEE CO.
I 3J7 STATE STREET, SALEM, OREGON I
vertisemeat. Any ofNelal who expends
money or given an order or Incurs flnan
rial responsibility without observing
that regulation is hunting for trouble,
ome years age n oorporal of the
Ukited State army was sent from u
military post In tho west In ehargc of
an Innano soMior, who had boon com
mittad by a modtoal board) ta it, XUaa
both hosfdtal, la Waahiagton. Tho
eraay man jumped out of the window
of the railway oar and who killed. The
mangleJ remains wore picked up, placed
In a coMn am) burled in the nonroot
town, bocnuoe thoy wore In such condi
tion that thoy could not bo tent an
whore. Tho entire erpeoee was about
DM, but tho forpomi wao compelled to
reo.uUitlon. There was nothing to show, tho United Qtatec, a sufficient amount
where it had boon used or by whom, ur' of land for the main irrigation canal
under what branch of tho public serv-' in the Colorado desert, which is parol
ice, or why there was any necessity of leled by its track, lleforc the intcrioi
pasturing it for tho winter. Kencc an department would accept the gift the
agent of tho survey was compelled to ' railway ofnclnw had to Ale a ccrtlncaic
go all the way up there and make a
now oontraot, containing aH thin in
formation, which coot a groat deal of
time and troublo and more money than
the oontraot amounted to.
Itut an oven more ridiculous experi
ence was told to the Keep oommlsoion
about tho refusal to pay for pasturing
two horses for 44 a month somewhere
in the northern part of Iduho. Tho com
tractor woo a bolfWeed, well known tr
tho engineers an nn honest , reliable
maa, and he hod hopt their Meek for
several son sons. This time, however,
a contract woe woeeosnrv. no
Acker. Three or four clerks ore kept
busy recoiving nnd putting togetkei
with ribbons tho nnport described in
the above staUtU, nnd nlta thorn away
and nut king indoxts that nobody over
refers to ami oeareoly anybody know
alwut. This boo boon going uu for half
to ride 100 miles aeroos the country to
get this Indian to sign a contract with
tho government to hoop thoso two obi
plugs over the winter at a romponea
lion of it a month. When the doru
addressed nnd receive his aokoowicdg
pojr the hill out of his own pocket bo-
number of papers composing the whole he had not procured a coia from y woke nn nnd conceived
return. " I "m W,U "om we govornwosu u,. tut ,1.1 MMr
The roturno ontao is a roonv U lh I " Mtract to furnish such thiwojs j tk NCtHMr WM4 wa8 rMpoHiblo had
Msoment of tho interior department." r ,ww sumi awny. xmm m
building, in ohjurgo of W. llortioad , & koot rooovortng hU
traveling ejcysssos, boonuso be and the
insane man did not arrive at their dee
tiuattan and there report themselves to
""m w wwn lavii wweie wwr , -t a uj t.. u.j . 1.
I fwv nmm ipvw ntnt tmwrw u tw vf
six copies, no son boon explained) the
eusiueer started buck on his 100-mile
Unptnin ColUnc, of tho army, was uut 1--. jr. --j Mnttr reached his
n century, it coot uie government , on a soouting exnotfiUM 00100 aM tact a doctlnntlon, when the batfbreed eamc
ttumtreao or thousantm or dollars, ana , mmhot. ue oraeroo: a cosin M tmrtml I riding In, his horco staggering from ox
yet nobody over goes there and not one the maa at tho nonroot town. Thirty jhnnnt Ion, and demanded the return ef
out of 10,000 einysoyoe of the govern- dollars was deducted from ki pay bo- tho papers, hsonntq ho could not rend
- - - - - them, nnd his wlfo had become sus
picious loot the engineer had entrapped
him into signing away his farm. Hence
thoro la no contract, and, under the
regulations, thoso two old horaee arc
being Illegally pastured, and nobody
knows how or when that Indian is going
to got his money.
.Signing Naniea and Initials,
Although Secretary Hitchcock and
every ether mouther of the cabinet sign
documeahs involving millions of dollars
every day with their initials only, the
j regulations will not permit any ono else
I to treat government documents so in
formally. Other people have to oign
th,eir full names, and, although tho sec
retary of the interior does millions of
doNars' worth of taurines with the
land grant railroads and has given mil
Mens of acrea to them and knows as
much about thoir exist eace and organ
ization as tho officials of the oompaaioa
A. L. FRASER
Successors to Burroughs k x'raser.
Ooralc Work, Heating and Building Work of all kinds; estimates
made and work guaranteed.
307 BtaU Street, Salem. Fhone 1511.
of Incorporation, n list of tho board of
directors (with evidence of thoir elec
tion), n lint of tho ofhotnls of the rood
(with evidences of their election) nnd
ovldoooe of their authority to confer
upon the government a gift of land. A
moro lease or deed was not aufhoiont
All these formalities had to be gone
through with. Tho railway ofncinle ro
fused to bother with them. The irriga
tion engineer urged tho deportment
not to insist upon them, because the
railway offteinls rognrded thorn as no
oecicenry. ridiculous and absurd. The
department dually yielded the point,
with the pro vw that it was not to he
taken ns n precedent
"Make Salem a Good Home Market."
Rocky Mountain Tea Nuggets
A Smt MtiitUt for Bwy Ft!.
Beiam Qloa Klta tri Rss! ftgw.
a so' -tne lot 1 -mi. niMiiH.ii, In llgolioq. Ut
pi ii.ia.'T iniiiiw, ,n
' TriiWe. hmi!ra Ko
Ifani UrMtlh hluiwil. Hn,
JWl lfetolMcbe It'.. It wLv kl.ainlMl.. 1W, lu .k
M romi M oni4 Imk (i nutae irnde br
Feultry t Mtoiner's Market.
Kggt Per doaon, XOc
Fry s 8 V,.
rotiltrj', B, ntc,
Eggs Per doaon, 3Vj
Hatter, retail too.
Frulta, VcfictaulM, ntc,
Onions 1 Vis.
Apples boo per bushel.
Carrots loo per bushel.
Meets toe per bushel.
Pears 11.00 per owt.
Dnnnnas fiVie lb. "
Live Stock Market.
Dressed veal 6.
Pat hogo 14 c.
Batter and Oream,
Sy Cemwerota! Ojfo.i Qo
Huttor fnt 0c at station.
Ocoan nnd Itlvcr Bchodnlo.
For Snn Francisco Bvory five days
at 8 p. m. For Astoria, way points
and North Loach Dally (oicept Bun
day) at 8 p. m.j Saturday nt 10 p. m.
Dally sorviso (wator permitting) on
Willntnotto and Yamhill rivers.
For fuller information ask or writs
your nearest ticket agent, or
A, L. OKAJO,
General Passenger Agent.
The Oregon Itallroad & Navigation
Co., Portland, Oregon.
Umn . Vu.
Out Ptices always Special
Wo have a big stock of silk bandkorchiefs, ehinaware, Japanese and
OLiaeoa fancy goodo ooreens, kiwoaaSfbOBr, umbrellas, gentlemou's furalehtn
gs, ladies' furnishings, etc, etc
GONE BACK ON
We have decided to quit handling
ladies' shoes, and therefore will close
out at once our elegant lino of up-to-date
Ladies' Shoes, and a large lot of
ChUdrea's Shoeu at prices as low and
lower than oost,
345 State Street
PJour, wholesale-.? nor barrel.
Floor, rotaU $a.00 par saok,
Wheat, Club 7eJTo.
Bluest em 7oJT7e.
Oata-Okelee White, HoofttSJW.
MlllHun Bran, $18.
Hay Timothy $UoJil.
Poultry Average old heas, HAlSc;
young roosters, 10llc; springs, 11Vb
liVo) dressed chickens lSAlta: tur
keys, Uvc, 17919c; turkeys, dressed.
choice, S083c; gcoce, live, per pound,
SQtcj geosc, dressed, per pound, 10$
lie; ducks, HOHHc;; pigeons, $1
$1J5 squabs, $OjiJK.
Perk Dressed, 6oJ7e,
Mutton Dreesed, 6V4fifce.
Hops Contract, lUlhf lV4e: 0w
Wool-lW clip, valley, eesrse to
medium, S67e; Eastern Oregon,
Mohair Nominal, 30c.
Butter Fancy creamsri 30ffi)32Uu!
WIKTUlt ltATllS TO YAQUIKA BAY
Oregon' Great est Jteereatlon and
Health Kosort at the Newport
As a winter health and recrci' a
resort Newport Is tho one par ex 1
loncc, Kocognlaing this, and' wiilieg
to give tho peoi) an opportunity to
brjthe the fresh, pure oaono of the
4nol$, tho Southern Pacific and '-r.
vallls and linstorn railroads will re
sume tho sale ef tickets through to
Yaijulnn Imy Saturday, October 21,
and will sell same throughout the wm
tor and spring en every
Wednesday and Saturday,
Tho rates will be the same as 1 r
Ing the summsr and will be good ?r
return M days from data of sale
Dr. Mlnthorn'a Sanitary Boa Baths
will bo In operation during ike entire
winter, and treatments will be gtvs
dally. Hot and cold salt water ba'ls
son bo taken every day In tho eoni.
tariom, and for anyone desiring rt,
reor cation i0 health, no place on us
Pacific Northweot can bo found v "
to Yajulaa boy.
Other Health Retorts Closed.
During tho winter nearly all othr
health resorts are closed or dimc.lt
to reach, and none of them have t's
advantages of Newport and vicinity as
regards climate, potato of Inter-t,
recreation and amusement. For part
desiring to enjoy iohlng, hunting, -r
seeing the eoan in sunshine aad str a
this famous resort is uaequaled. T'S
surroundings are ideal-beautiful the
ory, climate mild, healthful and
Cottage aad Bent Ohoap.
Neat eJeou cottages, cither furius' ?
or partly so, an be sontsd in the io
mediate neighborhood of the samtarv
loths at about H per month. Plestv
of fresh milk, vogotables, honey, fruit
and all household necessities can be --!-talnod
at the lowest possible cos.,
while all kinds ef fish aad the famous
rock oystero can bj had in abundance
for the trouble of securing them.
People troubled with the loos of ap
petite, insomnia, rheumatism or .-n
down from any cause, will flad New
part an ideal plaee to regain tbeir
health and vigor, or for rest and pleas
Pull information as to rates, check
ing of baggage, etc, ean bo obtsmel
from any S, P. or Q. B. agent, or from
A. L, Craig, general passenger agent
8, P. Qo., Portland of J. C, Mayo,
genera) passenger agent C. & E., Al
Bates from Salem to Yaquina, $151
Fifteen aores, all in cultivation,
within one mile of Salem. House,
barn, and 3 acres of fruit. This is the
finest kind of river bottom land and
ean be had 01 very easy terms for on-
Don't forget our COOS BAY LOTS
'w $35,00. Buy ono and in a few
years it will make you some money
Deby and Wilfson
HVm WING SING CO., 346 Cort St., Next Alfcy I
tsewsvives, lue regulations ox mo ue-
Sold in Bales by S. a Btonc