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mm ' cmv-n A Y HORNING, DECEMBER m inr, f
U page twelve . , THE SALT LAKE TBXBTOTE. suayi
I CAUSES TALK
1 New Road Subject of
H Oroville Filled With Engi
H neers and Will Be an
R Outfitting Point.
On Evo of Legislature Assembling in
California Rivals Havo Started
H Stories Damaging Company.
JM The "Western Pacific from Salt Lake
mm, to varloua points along the Pacific
HH coast, Is dally coming In for orMmmenae
mW, amount of advertising. An Oroville pa-
HI per at hand says:
Oroville will bo division hcadquar
f$m tcrs oC tnG Tcstcrn Pacific for the pres-
mB ent at any rate. Engineer Harlowe,-
WmL who will be at the head of the work of
locating a line up the North Fork. Is in
fmW " Oroville now and more engineers "are
expected. It now looks as though the
tmW beginning of active operations prepara-
tory for construction work io about to
Civil Engineer Harlowe of the Wcst-
em Pacific railway arrived in Oroville
WK a few days ago. Judging by what is
learned of Mr. Harlowe's object In Oro
mm ville he Is probably division engineer.
IB There Id a large quantity of material
at the depot for the use of surveying
HH parties. This leads one to believe that
HH the surveying or more likely the work
H of locating the line up the river will
HH begin at Oroville. There arc three par-
l'es now surveying in Plumas county.
B Engineer Norrls is surveying on the
B Feather, about twenty-five miles north
H of Oroville. Engineer Lorain will be
HH here Monday.
, The "Western Pacific has been looking
HB fot' offices in Oroville and the location
B w"l be decided in a few days, as a
B choice Is being made of those available
B &t present,
B The Reno Gazette, in an editorial, has
Hj this item:
H In the California dailic? arc beginning
B to appear articles tending to cast doubt
B n the intentions of the Western Pn-
B ciflc. In fact it Is specifically stated
IHH I ;hat the Gould interests, which are sup
Wmw poted to bb back of the projected new
Hi rood, and the Harriman people have
HH come to an understanding which does
away with the need of building the
HH Western Pacific.
HI Now, all this may be true. Wo do
not happen to be the confidant of Mr.
Gould or Mr. Harriman, and wo realize
the possibilities of "community of In
terests.'.' But wo also realize that the
ways or railroads aro devious, and that
a Legislature is to meet In California
right lifter January 1. ,
Two years ago the Western Pnelfic
appeared before California's Legisla
ture .nnd asked for certain concessions.
At once tho sack of rumor was opened,
nnd when the flying reports ceased the
Western Pacific was discredited and its
requests shelved. Just who was the
agent, who It was that had most to fear
from a new railroad, we do not pretond
to say. Now, on tho evo of another
session, the same things, appears. Of
course the able, conscientious Legisla
tors of California do not wish to give
'away valuable rights providing tho
Western Pacific does not mean busi
ness. And If tho. newspapers say that
Gould and Harriman aro sleeping under
the same blanket there is none so ir
reverent as to deny it.
From somewhere comes a burot of
laughter. Who said Southern Pacific?
WILL RUSH WORK.
Advertisements for Xctting of Con
tracts Will Soon Bo Made.
NEW YORK, Dec 10, Arrangements
for tho definite extension of tho Gould sys
tem from ocean to ocean wero completed
today, when E. T. Jcffroy, president of
tho Denver & Rio Grande railway, was
' elected vice-president of the Western Pa
cific Railway company, at a jnectlng of
tho directorate of that road in this city.
After tho meeting Presldont W. J. Bar
r.ett of tho Western Pacific stated that
arrangements wore being inado to lot im
mediate contracts for tho construction of
the Western Pacific road from Salt Lako
City to San Francisco. Ho said that in
a short time construction forces will bo
placed In tho field.
"After two years of preliminary work
and an examination of all routes through
the Sierra Nevada mountains," said Pros- I
idc-nt Barnctt tonight, "wo decided to
adopt the route through Beckwith pas9.
The route adopted will cross tho Sierra
Nevada on n lino 1000 foot lower than that
of the Central Pacific, and no snowshedH
vlll bo required anywhero along tho
With the completion of tho Western
Pacific George Gould will have extended
tho railway system built up by his father
from tho Atlantic to tho Pacific coasts.
The Colorado & Southern and the Colo
rado Midlnnd will use the Western Pa
cific as their outlot tc tho Pacific coast.
The Western Pacific railway has a capi
tal of SoO.OOtf.OCO.
More Lino Changes.
The Salt Lake Route has In view two
additional lino changes on that portion
of the track acquired from tho Oregon
Short Line. One of theso will be at Burnt
Corral nnd tho other farther down tho
line. These changes, with the one at
Modcna, will greatly reduco tho maxi
mum grade and prove of great benefit Jn
Failed to File His Bond.
PORTLAND. Dec. 10. A. J. McCnbe.
contractor, has failed to file tho JS0.CC0 1
bond required of him before being
awarded the contract for building tho
portago railroad nround tho Dalles of
the Columbia, and bidding will bo Imme
diately readvertlsed for. McCabe's time
limit expired tonight.
Pullman Officials Here. i
Among the guests at the Knutsford aro
J. S. Runnels, general counsel, and W.
B. Pcttlt, legal adjuster, of tho Pullman
company. They havo been touring tho '
Pacific coast' on business and stopped over
In Salt Lako for a couple of aoy3. j
Report of Change for Welby. ,
A report Is again circulated In Denver
that a general shaklng-up is to tako
place on tho Denver & Rio Grande, among
tho changes being tho removal to DOn
vur of General Superintendent A. E.
Welby of tho Western, to Increaso bin
jurisdiction to take In tho wholo system.
Froight Agents Visit Portland.
PORTLAND, Dec 10. Tho delegation
of Eastern freight agontB of tho North
ern Pacific railway which Is touring tho
lines of tho company opent nearly tho
wholo day vlowlng ino Lowi3. and Clark
Out With a Dividend.
NEW YORK. Dec 10. A dividend of 3V
per cent haB been declared on 'tho preferred-stock
of tho Southern Paclflo com.
Tho deal of tho Boca & Loyalton acemn
to have somo bearing on Western Pa
Tho work of rebuilding the line botween
Lynn Junction and Callonto Is well under
It would be 'possible for tho Oregon
Short Line to reach the edge of Yollow
Htono National park boforo tho season
opens next summer.
CHARGED WITH MURDER.
Last White Survivor of Custer's Com
mand at Little Big Horn.
NEW YORK, Dec. 10. Abraham McGco,
who claims to bo tho hoIo whlto sur
vivor of Custers command In tho fa
mous battio of Llttlo Big Horn. Is under
arrest here charged with homicide.
Late Thursday night ho got Into an ar
gument with Frank Mitchell, a salesman,
over tho proper method for cooking a kid
ney otew A quarrel followed and tho
men attacked each other with ltltchen
knives, tho fracas having occurred In
McGco, who lived on tho Western fron
tier forty years, declares Mitchell at
tacked him first and by practicing an old
trick ho fulled his opponent, not, how
ever, until ho received a severe 3calp
Mitchell did not appear badly off at the
time, but ho died twonty-four hours later.
McGoo wsa arrested meantime In a news
paper office, whero ho had gono to act
tho editor rb:ht about tho light.
In tolling tho story of tho battio McGco
declared ho was dotached by Custer Just
boforo tho massacre to carry a mcssago
to MaJ Reno, who was to havo mado a
Joint attack with Custer's troops on tho
McGee bears tho scars of many wounds
which ho claims to have received beforo
ho reached Reno's forces. Recently ho
came hero from Texan and has boon can
vassing for a magazine.
First received in Salt Lake. See page 14.
"JOHN DOE" IS GUY HUFF.
Mysterious Land Fraud Conspirator
an Oregon Gambler.
PORTLAND, Dec. 10. The mysterious
"John Doo" against whom a warrant was
Issued several months ago In the land
frauds conspiracy cases which tho Gov
ernment is prosecuting Is a bartender and
I gambler of Eugene, Or., named Guy Huff.
( This fact developed today when a war
rant for tho arrest of Huff was Issued
charging him with complicity In tho land
frauds case, which will come up for trial
I next Tuesday.
Huff was alroady under arrest for for
l gery In connection with the conspiracy
charges and was at liberty on ball. When
' iho warrant was Issued today United
States Judgo Bellinger decided that tho
sureties named In the bond were not auf
I flcient and demanded a better guarantee.
IDS TOO if
tads lay Refuse to
Postponement Taken Until
Paciflo Packing and Navigation Com
pany Holdings Lid Not Bring
BELLINGHAM, Wash., Dec. 10. With
bids on but a portion of the properties,
and most of these so' low that it is de
clared tho courtc will rcfuso to conilrm
thorn, the sale of tho Pacific Packing and
Navigation company holdings, on behalf
of tho rec2lvers, was adjourned shortly
after noon today until next Saturday, De
Gcorgo T. Myers, Jr., of Portland, Or.,
bid 540.0CO for tho cannery plant at Chat
ham, Alaska, Including tho steam tug
Phillip F. Kelley and tho ship Kato Da
vcnDort. Thls-exccedo the upsot prlco of
$33,000 fixed on the property at tho first
offer of sale, and Is probably the only ono
mado today for Alaska- holdings of tho
Pacific Packing and Navigation that will
Alisworth & Dunno of Seattle bid J22.500
for tho cannery, equipment and trap loca
tions of tho plant at Dlalne, Wash. It Is
thought that fills bid may bo contlrmcd.
nnd nlso thono for a number of small tugs
belonging on Pugot sound, which brought
In tho aggregate $15,750.
No offers wero mado at all for many
canneries, Tho total of all bids recorded
was $161,100. Theso ranged from 5250 for
canneries in Alaska to tho Movers bid of
40.000 for tho Chatham plant. E. B. Dom
ing of Belllngham bid $35,000 cn tho Chlg
nlc and S20.000 on the Orca properties. In
cluding valuable vessolu, but these aro so
far below tho former upset prices that It
is believed they will not bo confirmed.
Next Saturday all unsold property will
again bo offered. Rather than allow tho
holdings to go for such an enormous sac
rlllce. It Is said the creditors may bid to
protect themselves. The Pacific Packing
and Navigation company was organized
in 1M1 as a New Jersey corporation, with
authorized capitalization of $25,000,000. It
secured property considered worth at least
$3.000,0CO or fl.000.000, and had as Its
avowed purpose control of a largo part of
tho salmon canning business.
Outspoken Editor Sontened. -
NEW YORK, Dec. 10. A sontenco of
four months In prison has been pro
nounced on tho editor of a Dresdon news
paper for asserting that great dissatisfac
tion prevailed In Saxony because the civil
list of the now King had been increased,
although tho pcoplo wero suffering under
n. great tax burden.
j yX I To set the verv best cIothes in v WWtl
rJm America at prices that are a J jJ&j?.lJ j
floj I Cear savn2 more an 25 per fr'
li0 o il cent ""e ave no stes 'S
M I J t0 show; we offer you this season's j ' cijv
WM 1 t- choicest productions, and we will C
i fiY en(eavor f ft yu as perfectly and I f SJrlM,
I J I take the same pains to please you JJ Zyi
l as if you were paying the regular : iW J jJ" I
prices This sale means that you .'' ' : vvCS
can' get one of our regular
I $I0.Q0 Suits, or Overcoats for,$7,25 -$2250 Suits or Overcoats for,.,,$J650
$15,00 Suits or Overcoats for, ...$1J.00 $25,00 Suits or Overcoats for.... $18.50 j
$1650 Suits or Overcoats for.$12.25 $2750 Suits or Overcoats for..$20.00
$18.00 Suits or Overcoats for. ..$13,25 $30.00 Suits or Overcoats forT$2200 j
j $20,00 Suits or Overcoats for;... $1475 $35.00 Suits or Overcoats for.. ..$26.00
1 20 Discount on All Black or Blue Suits, Including Full Dress Suits, Tuxado Suitsand Princa Albsrt Suits
Sale Now On. Coetittu.es Air Next Week j
1 ' l ' ' 220 MAIN STREET. '
I. The Landlord Says 66 Move," but!
the Pianos' Must Move First. I
1 PRICES D6WN TO THE 1
I LQWEST OCTAVES I
I THERE'S JUST A HUNDRED AND NINETEEN PIANOS in this I
. 1 store today and but two weeks left in which to dispose of I
I them. We sold over eighty last week and must sell as many 1
I more this week and next. We haven't even found temporary I
1 quarters yet, and we have to vacate immediately after the holi-l
I days. This stock simply must be soldthat,s all there is to it. 1
I Prices on Weber, Everett, Hardman, lvers & Pond, Krakauer, I
1 ludwig, Harvard, Price & Teeple, Rembrandt, Knabc, Kranich I
& Bach and Steger Pianos CUT BEYOND ALL RECOGNI-1
TION. YOU MAKE THE TERMS. v ' 1
j I See the sa - I
1 IT'S AN OUTRAGE ON THE MANUFACTURERS to offer !
these instruments at such never4oberepeated prices, -but we I
cannot think of moving them around while the new building is 1
I being erected. It's not our fault we don't want to do iM)iitT I
we're forced into the deal. Getting pianos at these prices is 1
I better than getting money in a letter. ( I
I String and Band Instruments reduced 25 to 40 per cent. I
I &ate Sheet Music Half and 20 per cent Off. I
I MMEIi BIT TWO WEEKS LEST if XMAS'I
j (Incorporated) Temple of Music. 74 Main Street I
M Successors to Daynes -Music Co. I