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John D. Rockefeller Declines to Enrich Himself Further By
Participating In Pending Loan Says Foreip Commis
sion Will Not Consult Him Because They Know He
Would Not Consider Proposition Invites An Old Rhyme
To Explain Why He Would Not Commit His Opinions To
Interviewer For Publication
(Copyright 1915 by the United Press.)
Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 17. John 1).
Rockefeller, Sr., has definitely, posi
tively and finally determined he will
t ike no part in loaning money to cawry
on the conflict in Europe.
In an interview obtained with the
world's richest man by the United Tress
inilay, it was learned that the oil king
lias been offered opportunities to enrich
himself further by lending money to
the warring nations, but has absolutelj
"Are you expecting a call from the
commission of European bankers now
in New York to negotiate a billion do!
lurs war loan for the autiesT" he was!
"No," he replied, emphatically. "I
certainly am not expecting a visit from
Hie commission nor do I expect them
to ask me to participate. They know I
wouldn't considor it."
Then, after a pause, he added:
"Both England and Russia asked me
for loans. They were refused." He
was -again meditatively silent for a
moment and then exclaimed:
"This war is awful. Don't you think
it is awfult"
During the interview, which was
granted at the oil king's Forest Hill
estate, Rockefeller did not mention his
son, who Is reported to have been ap
proached by J. P. Morgan concerning
. By George R. Holmes,
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
Boston, Mass., Sept. 17. "Dutch"
Leoennrd, the Red Sox pitcher, twisted
the Tigers' tail this afternoon and won
back for the American league lenders
the game lost to Hughie Jenenings'
crew yesterday. The score was 7 to 2.
Leonard allowed only three hits, two
of which came in the ninth inning.
Up to the ninth inning, Leonard had
allowed ouly three Detroit players toj,,
reach first base, and this included the
.lames' iudiscribnble wildtioss hnndi
1'iipped Detroit early in the contest.
As the result of this afternoon's
Hii me, Hoston percentage is .OOii and
The first three innings were rimless
In the first. Homier walked. Scott
wierificed. Speaker walked. Hoblitzoll !
Mingled, scoring Hooper, speakere going
tloblitzell took second on tne
throw in. Lewis grounded to Vi tt. and
Speaker was. cut olf at the plate, Gard
uer walked, filling the bases, but
liiirry popped in the emergency. '
In the second inning, Leonard and
Hooper walked.' Scott hit to Young
who threw low to Bush, Leonard seor
ir.'g. H roper took third and Scott sec
mill when Speaker went out, Bush to
Burns, Hooper scoring.'
The Red Sox got three tnllies in the
third, (lardnere and Barry singled and
'nrrigan walked, filling" the bases.
Leonard's double scored three runs,
lennings yanked James and Boland
Kent in. Hooper singled, Leonard go
ing to t"..ird. Scott lined to Boland and
nooper wjis iioumou oil urn. ,, (Hbson. Schniier replaced i'erritt,
U the fourth Speaker doubled when ,Wln ro1,a(,,,a M(.V(,ra. Wendell re
Ms bounder got through .tt and scored , I)ooill
mi llct'ilitzell s sacrifice and Lewis ' R. H. E.
; orifice fly to the outfield. 'Boston 0 4 2
Neither side scored agnin during thei ij0UiH ' '. 14 1
"ext four innings. In the ninth T.vj' butteries: "enFaiidlvhnling, Gow-
'mi smrreu again. Airer i uii nun
Hied out and Vitt had been hit by a
Except fer a weakness fer d's Jane
Mdanis seems t' be a very iiiperior
woman. Th other side o' th ' road alius
the immense loan, jvut tne senior
Kockefeller showed clearly that he is
dead set against being a party to pro
With reference to the Wall street re
port that financing the war is enabling
Morgan to take troin Rockefeller the
title of "richest man in the world,"
this question was put to Rockefeller:
"Whnt effect win it have on condi
tions if Morgan negotiates the billion
dollars loan tor the allies?"
The shrewd smile of the sagacious
business man played over lug face,
Then, instead of answering directly,
"A wise old owl Uvea In a oak
The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke, the more he heard.
Why can't we all be like that birdt"
Today a man very close to Rockefel
ler stated authoritatively that on one
occasion Rockefeller had been an-
proached by Russian agents with a deal
iiivolving50,000,000 and that he turn
ed them down.
Foreign agents who visited Cleveland
recently in an nttempt to enlist Rocke
feller's tinnnciul aid in tno war nave
been barred from Forest Hill. Shots
from a revolver in the hands of an
attendant at the estate, halted an au
tomobilo in which one agent tried to
dash through the guarded entrance to
reneh the oil king.
pitched ball, the Georgian, who, up to
that time had been hitless, slummed
the bull into the right field, bleaechers
for a home run, netting wo runs.
Attendance 24,000 wild-eyed fans.
Chicago i 2 0 1
New York 3 8 1
Scott and Mayer; Russell and Alex
ander. B. II. E.
Detroit 2.3 3
lames, Holuiid.and Stauage; Leonard
and Carrigan. Oldham replaced Bo
land. Baker replaced Stannge.
First (lame R. H. E.
Aevelnnd ...... 7 10 0
Philadelphia 6 11 4
Morton, Carter and Billings; Median,
Ecdes and Lapp.
. P. H. E.
St. Louis tt
10 . 1
Washington 0 4 3
MeCnbe and Agnew; Boehling, Ayers
and Henry. Duinont replaced Ayers.
Second game R. H. E.
Cleveland 3 9 0
Philadelphia 3 7 1
Mitchell and O'Neill; Richardson and
Lapp. Colled 10th, dark.
First gttine ' R. H. E.
New York (19 2
Pittsbiir 9 10 0
Batteries: Rittere nail Dooin; Cooper
Seeoril game R. H. E.
New York 0 4 3
Pittsburg 5 9 0
Batteries: I'erritt and Meyeres; mil
(lv 1)wk nnil Snyder.
n u y
Philadelphia 0 3 2
Ci.;'einnuti 2 0 0
Batteries: Donrurce and Burns; Toney
Grave Displeasure Is
Felt By Administration
Over England's Act
Washington, Sept. 17. Orave din
pleasure over flreat Britain's confisca
tion of l!,n00,(lt0 worth of American
meats under prize court proceedings
pervaded the administration today.
Officials admitted thnt the British
decision is of the greatest diplomatic
importance, as affecting public senti
ment in the mntter of negotiations for
modification of the flriUsh blockade
While diplomatic action depends on
the shippers technical leag'nl course In
the confiscation matter, the administra
tion is prepared to make a vigorous pro
test to England at the proper time.
That the confiscation, increnses tin
strained relation with England over
Interference with American r.ommor
was admitted. Tho itate department
however. Ii awaiting official notificr
tion of the prir.e court decision new
sending a general protest. The note
slrend framed, must now be redrafte?
to meet this new situation.
Vilhjalmur Stefansson Win
tered At Bankland All
Now York, Sept. 17. Secre
tary Herbert L. Bridgcinan, of
the .Peary Arctic club received
today from Hugh Lee, former
member of Poury's 18911 "expe
dition, now in Nome, Alnsku,
the following cable: "Stefans
son wintered BcnkB laud. Party
all a k.
Ottawa, Out., Sept. 17. Vilhjalmur
Stefansson. Arctic explorer, is safe.
The naval department today received
a message from him dated August H.
btetansson reported that after .us ex
ploration ship the Karulk was crushed
in the treacherous ice eighteen uiositus
ago, he chartered tho Polar Bear.
"As unavoidable delays threatened,
thus running the cost of the Polar
Bear up high, 1 purchased her and ea
gaged her rm terms similar to the Kar-
luk," be reported. "1 engaged Hoff,
engineer of the schooner Kuby, to re
place Blue of Alaska. Engaged five
extra helpers for southern parts who
have ample outfit for a year, and the
Polar Bear for two years.
"Our plans are to continue the
northern! explorations to 145 west, 82
farther north, if northerly course is
Stefansson reported that he was safe
at Baillie island, which is located in tue
Arctic region west of Herchill island
at the month of the Mackenzie river.
Stefansson, it had been feared, had
perished in the frcwen north on the
expedition sent out by the Canadian
government months ago.
The last word from him came on
April 7. 1914. When his supporting" par
ty, turned bnck. Ho hoped, at that
time, that drifting ice would carry him
to Banks land, but vcorina winds and
the Mackenzie river, current shunted
the ice in a westerly direction.
After that whalers and trading ves
sels kept a close watch on their Arctic
journeys in tne nopo inur. mo urm nun
carried him toward Siberia. But fearB
1'or tho little ban.d grew almost to a cer
taiu'lv that death had overtaken them
when traders put into Nome last month
with word thnt no trace had been found
either along the Siberian or Alaskan
The one hope was that they were
safe en Wra igell island with survivors
of the wrecked Stetansson snip Karluk
who took retnge after the trenclierous
ico had crushed their vessel. A car
rier later brought, word tiiat a white
man was seen drifting on an ice floe
toward this island, and this revived
hope thnt the explorer was alive.
Stefansson left Martin Point in
March, 1914, with two hardy explorers,
Stefansson 'b message indicated that
lie had no idea his party had virtually
been given, up for lost by the govern
nient officials. The Polur Bear, which
Stefansson said !i;l' (purchased, is
Hudson Bay steamer. Further details
of the explorer's experiences are be
lieved to be coming.
Jt is believed that the message re
ceived today was sent by Stefansson
to Name by' a trading steamer as there
was no' sufficient tune for a courier
to have taken it overland.
Fight Lively Battle
With Mexican Troops
Brownsville. Texas. Sept. 17. Twen
tvfive American, soldiers for a half
hour this noon exchanged volleys with
Mexican troops e.itrenched across tne
river at Mutiimorns.
The storm of bullets killed one Mex
can iiui wounded ririr oiners. nousc
on both sides of the rivere were hit
hut no American casualty resulted
Members of troop C. Third cavalry
sent to inveHtiunte (his morning firing
which resulted in killing a horse on
this side, were greeted with the rattle
of bullets from the Mexican side as
they apH'ored on the river batik at
Uniiieriuiio, halt' n mile from here. The
Mexicans were entrenched near the
iinwiT idnnt at Miitanioros.
Kneinir their fire, the American sol
diers dropped slowly biic! from the riv
cr, sending volleys ucross the line as
This exchange lasted half an hour,
Then henvy detachments of infantry
reinforced ihe troopers. A call to arms
fur ull troops was sounded at the post
here, but tne Mexicans had ceased rir
i n ir.
The American forces Immediately sta
tinned artillery at points of vantage
and tinlimbered ready for any further
The closest Hiuird was kept lo pre
vent civilians from approaching the
river bank as Mexican snipers were
reailv to "pot' anyone exposed.
Authorities this afternoun took up
with the Carranu consul the matter
of the morning battle and Uie sniping
Cincinnati Times Star: 8an Fran
cisco did not burn it fingeri on the
Panama exposition after all. Instead
be burned the exposition mortgage,
Oil EAST FRONT
Prince Leopol's Army Has
Also Made Substantial
RUSSIANS CLAIM SOME
SUCCESSES IN GAUCIA
LRome Officially Reports Vic
tories Gained "Above the
Berlir,'. vis London, Sept. 17. Con
tinuing their progress, German forces
have captured Widity, south of Dviusk.
Tho official statement today said
1'ield Marshal- Von Hiiidenburg had
succeeded in taking this point.
Widar wa taken arter tierce House
to house fichtiag.. tae official statement
declared. Tho Kuscians had erected a
succession of street barricades behind
which, ther had mounted machine guns.
These were stormed by the Teuton
forces in' tho face of a frightful fire.
Prince Leopold trooi have been
able to cross the Szcmra at many
points. Tho ntutement also announced
that Field Marshal Voa Mackensen has
cleared the marshes north uf Pinsk of
the Slav troops.
Prussians Resist Strongly.
Petronrad. Sept. 17. Field Marshal
Von Hindenburg is hurling -11)0,000 men,!
supported by heavy artillery, against
t.ie Slav lines in a ueieriniaeii am-mi'i
to capture Vilna, Dvinsk and Kigu.
vvnile it was omciaiiy huiuivihi w
day that theae new assaults had forced
. . .i , t 1 nl,n,il
retirements in mis wiiun, uuu. ..'.
Piuslf, it was stated that elsewhere .tin-
Teuton armies had been defeated.
Kleven hundred German prisoners were
taken on Wednesday.
So.ith of Dvinsk, the Geriuun hordes,
have approached the Slav winter, de
fenses between tne ijviiisk rouu mm
Lake Samnza. There, according to the
war office, the fighting has occurred
close to tho Russian entanglements
in which, it was stated, the idissiau
soldiers had succeeded in. beating oil
tl,.ir nnimni-nts. Kienoral VOI1 HCIIIOW S
navolrv iu moviiiL' forward with the
Mw'odetchno-Polotsk railway, nortnwesi
of Vilnn, as its objective.
Bloody fighting marked the Herman
the Viliin river, and there are
Indication's that a similar struggle is
occurring between the opposing forces
nnnr l,n ke Tc innk.1 wucre me nermann
aro attempting to cross tho Versovktt
Iu Galieia, according to tho wnr oi
fino the Austrian treps though "bud
Iv shuken'" are attempting counter ut-
tacks, hoping tnereby to eonsoimnt;
their lines, shattered by the Slav of
Fighting Above the Clouds.
Home- Sept. 17 Fur ubove the clouds
in the picturesque upper Geneva valley,
Alpine trpops, scaling glaciers, have
reached the enemy entrenchments at
the head of Foce Torrent and at Cunoa
IH Presena and have partly wrecseu
General Cndoiim, reporting 10
nn. . , :i..... 4l,a irtilnr
and hardihood (if these mountain forces.
u-nr niricp 10 1UV. mill triuuiK n.r
told ton of a new and diabolical
death weapon of the Austrinns prus-
sie. acid. ... ,
This weapon the deadliest compounu
known to scienct was loiind, ne sum,
in high explosive bombs which tho Aus
trian's used. , , ,
One drop of tins acid on a man s
tongue means msiutii ueaiu; iu im..i
tities in bimiliH, its fumes are more
deadly than bullets. Heretofore, us rnr
as has developed i i official stat eats,
the only chemical used nas iieeu cuiuri
ine, stifling yellowish green gas that
develops symptoms siniilur to pneu
monia but which are not necessarily
French Bombard Stations.
s.i.,1 IT. Pre.ii-h ifiinners have
exploded German supply stutions H;ith
of Arms the co unique said today: ! in the abuve probably mean eoneentra-
The terrible artillery battle in tietion of Austriun forces on the Serbian
Argonne and ulong the Aisne was re
ported proc ling incessantly, irencu
lighting lint night between the Souuoe
and Aisne wus indecisive. - I
Berlin, via wireless to Ttickerton,
J Sept. 17. 1 "t Zeppelin attacks
' 1 . . :.. 1 1. ..it . 1
against l.on.ion renin i-u wi m.u
were arrested, according ti inrorniniiuu
No such demonstrations' had been re
ported from London or other sources,
though possibly the reports were ce.i
sored. Some reports hud stated pre
cautions were taken "to prevent vio
Rumania Is Reassured.
Vienna, by eouriere, to Berlin, Sept.
14. Austria bus explained to Hiuimnia
that the temporary closing of the Aus
trian frontier must not be construed as
n act of Inutility. The government
further fuid thut communication will
hA re-established a soon as Important
I movement had been completed.
IS NOV BELIEF
Climax In Mexico City Seems
. Washington, Sept. 17. With events
steadily shaping toward recognition of
General Onrinnza, a climax seemed near
in Mexico City todny.
Factions in the Mexican situation are
expected to be represented iu the Pan
American peace conference session
Secretary of State Lansing and Am
bassador Naou have ulready gone there.
It was reported toduy that Ambassador
Dngama of Brazil will present a Cur
ran.a recognition plan, if Curninza
guarantees to pay vast foreign damage
British and Fseneh authorities ap
peared to warn their citizens to leave
northern Mexico, just as the United
States government has done.
Carranza Is Losing..
Nogales, Ariz., Sept. 17. The tido of
battle in the fight for possession of
Nogales, Sonora, turned against General
Carranza 'g forces today.
Villistas holding the city smashed
the Carranz'i right wing by concen
trating upon it the fire of 40 ma'.hine
guns und M Vicld pieces', uoucrai
Cardenas commanding the shattered
right, was uneble to rally his mcit, who
fled, leaving on the field 115 dor.d, 300
wounded and UaO prisoners.
In sight of many Americans witness
iua the struggle from the international
boundary, General Urbalejo's Yaquis
and General Acosta's detachment, part
of the Villa forcos, stormed and cap
tured the (,'arrnnzistn trenches on the
east bank of the Santa Cruz riv-jr i.ibt
citer dawn today. The Carrauvithtas
were slain where thoy stood when tho
Vnquis hurled huge boulders down upon
the in from dominating Heights.
1 , In this churge the Indians lost 200
dead, 300 wounded and 50 captured.
The battle has been raging since Tues
day, within a few miles of Nognles.
l lcven thousand men ure engaged. The
CaiTiinzistas have taken three machine
guns, while the Villistas,, according to
G tvernor Maytorenn, have captured two
liowitz.erB jnd tt cur of ammunition.
The Villa general, Sosa, is reported to
have occupied Cuunncu.
One drug store here sold i200 worth
of bandages to Maytorena today. The
buttle is described as the most severe
evei fought on the United States bord
er. Defeat for the Villistus melius tho
loss of Nognles.
Fired Into Brownsville.
Piownsville, Texas, Sept. 17. Mexi
cuu soldiers entrenched in front of the
electric plunt ut Maytorenn fired into
Prownsville today. One horse wns kill
ed. A troop of cavalry wus immediately
dispntched to investigate.
Ulll'ed MIIIcb toimers uimi .tii-xii-nnn
wire reported to have fought a battle
at t-ebustiun lust nignf, but details aro
Americnn officers were ordered to
1 revent all Mexicans, cnpnble of bear
ing arms, from comii. ncross the river.
As nu extra precaution ngtiinst trou
ble, the Brownsville sheriff ordered
that all Mexican "Fourth of July"
celebrations be confined to homes. He
refused to issue permits for any public.
dunces, lest they cuuhc gun or knife
X nnsse is sti out pursuing tne pniid
uf Fresno raiders yho yesterday fired
into Simon, Texns.
Villa Raids Ranches.
Washington, Sept. 17. Villista forces
lire raiding ranches nenr Torrcon, stutc
department advices said toduy.
After evacuating Musquiis, his sol
diers feeling toward Chihuahua stripped
Americnn ranches en route of all horses
and mules. No Americans, however,
Hiimania newspapers prlrfted asser
tions that tiie Aiistro-Gcriiiuii were
planning to invade Kumiinia and mun li
to tho assistance of Turkey,
" rmimrtan't movements," referred to
VValln Walla Bulletin: Heaven pre
servo tho mere man. With the canning!
iiliiu sciison drawing to a close, the
N.!w0.n have preserved everything else.
i n. Ft,
tonight and Sat
WILL ASK CONGRESS TO
ENFORCE LAND GRANT
After Few Preliminary Differ
Becomes Love Feast This ,
ored Asking Congress to Enforce Terms of Original
Land Grant -Addresses Were Made By Ex-Senator
Fulton, Congressman Haw ley and Ex-Congressman Laf
ferty Last Night
After s short preliminary bout which i
called for a- few caustic remarks on
the nnrt of Delegates Lafferty, Clark
and Huston, the land grant conference
resolved itself into a luve feast and
lines, thnt is secure actual settlers. The
received their cues "discussed" niong
what appeared to be the most popular
bers of the connnitteo looked with Oie
resolutions committee which met this
morning, after considerable discussion
appointed a subcommittee of threo to
draft the resolution to bo presented to
Thero were IS resolutions put befnro
the resolutions committee. but. the mem
bra of the committee lookced with the
moBt favor upon resolution No. 2-, in
troduced by O. K. Hartwig, recieiimond
ing the enforcement of the terms of
the origlnnl grant.
The resolution in full follows:
"Whereas, it is desirable that cer
tain specific phases of the issue before
this conference be determiiid at once
and without confusion or delay, there
"Resolved that this conference rec
ommend that the terms of the original
grant, whereby the binds under con
sideration first pnssed to the railroad
company, be enforced."
It will be noted thnt this resolution
allows considerable Intitudo in inter
pretations of the best methods of ways
and means and the subcommittee,
which consisted of Judge Hewitt of
Linn, as chairman! Cardwell, Dimmick
of Clackamas, Charles McNury of
Marion and Culvert of Multnomah.
Judge Hewitt asked that Mr. McNary
be appointed to servo an this commit
tee and Senator Day of Multnomah
asked that Culvert bo nnnied. The sub-
comiiiittoo wns instructed to elubornto
upon tho resolution introduced hy Mr.
Ilartwig and to present it to tho reso
lutions committee which was called to
nr.lpr nt. 2 o'clock this afternoon.
The controversy on the floor of tho
house started this morning wnen a let
tor was rend from K. J. Stack and C.
K. Spence, representing tho federation
of labor ami the farmers' organiza
tions respectively. In which tiiey de
clined to serve upon the resolutions
committeo because of the misnnder
standging ns to tho terms of tho mo
tion introduced by Mr. i iiii'k wnn n
gave them a representation on tho com
mittee. STACK AND SPENCE
Withdraw From Committee On
Resolutions But Later Are
The. representatives of the Farmers'
orgaui.ntioim and tho Federation of
Labor to tho land grunt conference
charged thut n resolution whs garbled
by KeproHcnttttivo ('lurk, of Multnomah
county, after it had been passed by a
voto of the conference In a letter to
the cliuirmiiu this morning. The method
of procedure is for tho motion to In
put verbally and then tho maker writes
it out and hands it In utter it is pusscd.
Mr. Clurko's motion wns to the effect
thut seven morn members he appointed
to the committee on resolutions, one
from the farmers' organizations und one
from tho Federation of l.nlior, and rive
from the statu at largo.
Tho motion wus pussed and then the
finest on arose when liiesi) nieiniieis
WBre tu., appointed as to whether tliej
fivo from the state ut large were to i ,), nil(1 u weighed 72 pounds. Sev
be from counties in which there were Hd.f,ine fishermen say that a ftt-
ritilroud lunds or from count iom i"
which thero were no (). & C. lands The
stenographer's notes und the motion bs
,. r.n.,,. ,.i,f litr Mi Clerk were at villi-
tiw, elnilr ruled that thev
iiiiL'ht bo unpointed ft""' '"IV lHrt
the stnte mid proceeded to appoint
K J. Stuck and C. W. Spence this
morning withdrew from the committee
in a letter to me ciiuiriuiiu iu
. " . . . , , . i 1. 1 .. i.
, llii'j num.
in "We do not on ect personally iu uu-
- gentlemen appointed from the counties
- j having O. k C. K. H. muds, but we do
object to the apparent use of our organ-
l.llllOnS IOr IOC til"n.- . . H "I'
anything thut is not duly considered by
' this body. Our orgnnirntlons are fuinln-
mentally opposed to sucn tnetnous oi
procedure in private ot public affairs,
ences Land Grant Conference
Morning - Resolution Fav
When their letter was read,' Mi
Clark movJd that his motion of yester
day bo reconsidered. This wae done-
and then Mr. Clark moved that it be
passed again with the language under
stood as contained in yesterday's mo
tion aS finally passed. Lafferty moved
an amendment that the chair re-appoint
the seven udditionul members to
tho resolutions committee and that five
of them be from the counties not hav-' ,
ing O. & C. lands. This amendment waa
lost by a vote of 50 to S3. Mr. Stack .
said he was satisfiod and there was
considerable applause after Mr. Laf
ferty gave a short eulogy of some of
the members who wore objected to and
the conference plunged headlong intu
the general discussion which held until
Bomb Failed to Explode.
A small bomb which failed to ex
plode was hurled into the laud grant
conference yesterday afternoon by ex-.
Congressman Lufforty, who moved an,
amendment to the report on rules a
submitted by the committee of pro
cedure. Mr. Lafferty made a motion to
add an amendment requiring a roll call
upon tho demand of one-fifth of the
delegates. Senator' Day from Mult
nomah county was opposed to the roll
call ' except upon a niajority vote and
when put to a vote the amendment
proposed by Mr. Lafferty carried. The
rule to read the resolutions by title and
name of author only was also carried by .
a vote of 32 to l0,"
Harry S. Graves, chlof o the U. 8..
Bifronu of Forestry, was unable to be .
present bb one of the invHed speaker
but sent in a letter which wns read by
Secretary Chupmiin. In his letter Mr.
Graves stated as his opinion that all
lauds suitable for agricultural purpose
should bo given over to settlers but he
Bnid the matter of timber landa re
quired n different procedure. It was a
notorious fact that in the past as the
hinds wore stripped of their timber they
were allowed to be sold for taxes and
souio method should bo devised whore
by the lands might be made tax produc
ing and nt the same time bo conserved
in the best Interests of the people ot
L. K. Bean, of Kngeno, who followed,
(Continued on Pnge Seven,) ,
Work This Afternoon
That It is tho sense of this confer
ence that congress shall enact laws de
fining and settling the question ns to
who an actual settler Is and who shall
bo considered an actual settler and
what is actual settlement; thut tho
grantees shall be compelled to perform
the provisions of the terms of the grnnt
and sell tho lands according to the true
intent und purpose of congress to nctuul
settlers; thnt tho conrerence is unalter
ably opposed to increasing the forest
reserve; that congress should be urged
to enact laws to provide for the im
mediate side of these binds nt 2.,r0 an
aero and not more than WO acres to
one person mid that laws should b
enacted to provide against all fraud in
the settlement and disposul of these
This is the gist of tho resolution
adopted by the sub-committee of tho
resolutions committee and presented
submitted to the resolutions committeo
this afternoon. Up to a late hour the
resolutions committee hud not formally
adopted this resolution, but the major
ity of the committee appeared to bo In
favor of its adoption with nn amend
ment or two.
Siuslnw Pilot: O. I. Fosback. who
lives just ubove Acme, caught Monday
iilL'ht'whnt is possibly the lurgest sal
mon on record for tho Siuslaw. The
fiHn wlM (!,. i drift net with throe
I mi HiiIiikiii was caught a few years
ugo, but thnt this is the largest thoy
have known caught on this river.
ns liciiiir detrimental to good govern
ment und severing of -old time poUticuI
methods, and believing thut we coutil
not consistently voice our objections to
this procedure und continue to serve on
the committee, we respectfully fill
firmly decline to serve on the commit
tee on resolutions.
"Wo wish further to state that our
action In so doing Is unniilmoiisly ap
proved by the delegates from our org
After the matter wus put lo a voto
and some discussion indulged in they
expressed themselves nr. satisfied and
Mr, Stack and Mr. Spence decided ta,
retain their seats iu the eommiUc. ,)