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TEN MILLIONS TO CLEAN UP HAVANA TO nriLJ) NEW WATER AND SEWAGE SYSTEMS Governor Mdgooii'v inuiiH Call for Expenditure of Big Sunt and Will He Approved by Secretary Tuft Secretary Hoot Has Already Oon rurrctl In I'luim and l'rexldint Itoottevolt llaa Expreshed Hid Hear, ty Approval. monthly allowunce from the govern ment: Lewis Malcom, Rainier, $15; Ralph Waxhlngton, Feb. 19. Plans for the expenditure of nearly $10,000, 000 In Improving the sanitary condi tions of Havana, including the con struction of a complete water and Sewer system, have been outlined by Governor Magoon and will almost certainly receive the final approval of Secretary Toft upon his return to Washington tomorrow. The plans have the concurrence of Secretary Root and the cordial approval of President Roosevelt. The contract for the construction of the water and sewer system was originally awarded by Governor General Wood to Mc Glbney & Rokeby, and this, with Secretary Taft's approval, must be carried out. Work under this contract will be gin at once. It Is to be completed within four yours, so that one-fourth can be accomplished before the pres ent American occuputlqn of Cuba terminates. It Is piobable that the national government of Cuba will di vide' the cont with the municipality, and the former will exercise super visory and administrative control. In reaching this decision Secretary Taft wa largely Influenced by the secre tary of state, who firmly adheres to the argument, repeatedly submitted to the Palma administration, that un der the terms of the Plat amendment Cuba Is bound to take this precaution against unsanitary conditions In her chief city. Secretary Tuft also decided the oth er inree cases brought to his atten tion by Governor Magoon, and in each lnstunce the decision of the sec retary was approved by the president. In line with the decision on the Mc Glbney & Rokeby contract Is that on the Rellly contract, which provides for the construction of a sewer and water system In the city of Clenfugos, the second largest city in Cuba. The Illegal features of the contract are to be eliminated. The contractors have consented to the necessary modifica tion and the work will now proceed uninterruptedly. The most difficult case submitted to Secretary Taft was that of the Ma riano Telephone company, which had acquired a concession In Mariano, a suburb, of Havana, and had sought unner a technicality of the Cuban law to Include in its territory the city or Havana. The Cuban courts had mice aecicletl against tho claims of the company, but It asked somo relief In the form or a national telephone law. Secretary Taft derldiM that the company had no right to construct Its lines In Hnvnna, but further ruled that an open competition should he conducted at which all should enjoy an equal opportunity to bid for a concession to operate a system In Ha vana. me fourth case submitted to the Secretary, the fifty-year concession granted to Scoved & Co. to construct and operate a pier In the harbor of Havana, was quickly disposed of. The concession Is to be cancelled and the company compensated for the work It has already done. Rowley, Arleta, J12;Kdwln Laney, Redmond, $15; John D. Clement, Canyon Clly, $16; Addison L. Tulley, Wallowa, $12; William J. Russell, Condon, $12; William M. Rutherford, Ironside, $12; Thomus P. Grant, Smock, $12; Perry G. Tefft, Echo, $15; Thomas Perkins, Canyon City, $20; John Thomns, Madras, $12; James G. Scrlbner, portlum), $12; George J. Qulmby, Portland, $15; Edwin E. Corey, Portland, $12; Wil liam Coulthurd, Paulina, $12; James Gorton. Wyeth, $12; Anna Edes, wid ow Philip Edes, Portland; Green Mc- Murray, Gnsham, $15; Wade II. Pu ett, Mitchell, $12; Alexander Cock rell, Union, $12; William Davidson, Umatilla, $16; John H. Prescott, La Grande, $16; Thomas Adklns, Port land, $12; John Dell, Prlnevllle, $12; Tyrone P, Cook RATES 1 III LIHG SITUATION DISCUSSED AT POKTLAXD BAXQl ET. Lumbermen IVar Tliat Freight Uliurges Will Kill IiKhiHiry. ITuo tieally All EnMtern Klilppmcnt KtopjxM Now on Account of the New Hmo Kant of Rockies. The Oregon Sunday Journal Snys of the discussion of the lumber in dustry of the northwest, and esnec- Portland, $12; Rich-(tally of the lumber freight rate que. ard M. Johnson. Pendleton. $15: Manly Ronn, Troutdale, $10; James A. Sheffield, Portland, $12; Henry C. Ellis, Portland, $12; Nehcmlah Ga brlel. Hartlett, $15; Benjamin Van Horn, Mount Vernon, $20; William S. Meyers, Condon, $12; Charles H. Craig, Richland, $15; Anton Hupp rleh, Canyon City, $12; William M. Allen, Carson, $15; James C. Jav. Pendleton, $20; Henry H. Arbogast, ftltter, $12; Fred Dledermark. Port land. $16; Andrew M. Conatv Snmn. ter, $12: r is M EKC HANTS' NATIONAL HANK HAS OPENED Portland Institution Resume With Over $1,000,000 in Gold In Uic Vaults Sign Tliat Portland Has Recovered Normal Coiiditioiw and I a Financial Victory for the Northwest. TO START RIG PROJECT. Salmon Irrigation Tract Will Cost Vast Sum. "With the letting of contracts for the S:ilmon river project and for the second segregation under the north ride system of the Twin Falls tract It Is estimated that there will bc 1800 men at work In Lincoln and Twin Falls counties during the coming sea son," said ' S.. H. Hays, attorney for the company, that Is promoting these projects, says the Bolne Capital News. This will mean a dally expenditure of over $6000, or nearly $200,000 a mrfnth for labor alone. "The prelimi nary work necessary for letting the contract for the Salmon river project is now under way," said Mr. Hays, "and the state engineer with the com pany's englnoers Is examining tho work necessary for the second segre gation under the north side system. The first segregation Is complete and the second segregation lies to the west in tho vicinity of Mllner. Water will be turned on the first segregation April 1, whllo that for tho second seg regation from the west end to the south of Shoshone and Gooding will be turned on in about a year. "I freely anticipate,", said Mr. Hay, "that the electric road will be Into Jerome within the next 12 to 14 months." MORE PENSIONS GRANTED. Oonfrreartman Ellis Secures Recogni tion for Many Veteran. Representative W. R. Elite was no tified this week that the following persons received Increase of pensions under the act of February 6, 190S. during the past week. They will hereafter receive tho - following TEA Good tea and tea are quite different, both grow on the same bush. our frorsr r.turnt yfar mwtf M 4au Hit ScbiUUi'i Beit; wt 91 him. " That Portland has almost entirely recovered from the effect of the re cent financial flurry Is shown by the roiiowing Item concerning the open ing of tho Merchants' National bank of that city with over $1,000,000 In gold In its vaults: With an excess of deposits and clearance balances amounting to $558,000 over withdrawals, represent ing the largest actual cash business in the belief of Dank Examiner Wil son, that has ever been transacted by a bank north of San Francisco and west of Denver, the Merchants' Na tional bank of this city reopened Its doors for business today, after hav ing been closed 11 weeks to a day, says a Portland paper. As was stated in these dispatches, on November 12 last, the bank was solvent when It closed and when It re opened at 10 o'clock this morning It over i.uuu,ouo In gold on hand whs amount being about $300,000 in excess of its total demand liabilities. me money withdrawn today umuunieu 10 jn.6S4.48 and represent ed depositors' sums, fur the most part, or less than $100. According to tally tnere was at no time dur ing Hi day persons In line represent is KHiii deposits or more than $1,- nnu wnue it required hard work me two receiving tellers to dispose of deposits, the one paying teller was not Kept busy the entire day. j no l'unii uaiance paid the bank uirougn the clearing house amounted to $239,000. The Merchants,' National is the sec ond uank to reopen for business with in the past week, the other being the Oregon Trust company, which has oeen merged Into the German-Amer lean .savings bank. The reonenlne nf these two banks with the releasing nt ine urge sums of money tied up, it Is believed. Will tlavn .. kli. uibi inect on bus ness mndiMnn. inroughout the entire northwest UN WATERING THE RED BOY. Machinery Pumping noo.000 Gallon Ktery H Hours Fro,,, the Gold Mine. At noon Saturday last, the pumps were started In the Red Boy shaft and at this time has the water pour ing out of the mln at the rate of 600,000 gallons every 24 hours, which represents the capacity of tho ma chinery. At this rate It Is eXDected by the management to have tho lower level of the property cleared of wa ter in about 30 days, says the Bakir Clly Democrat. Tho unwaterlng of the once famous Red Uoy mine Is an important event In mining in eastern Oromn many years tho Red Boy was one of the largest gold producing Properties In Oregon and is very likely to occupy a leading place again. High School Debate February 28. The Wallowa High school debat ing team will meet The Dalles team on Friday, February 28, at The Dalles. They will debate on the ques tion: "Resolved that the government should own and operate tho railroads of the United States." The Wallowa team will take the negative aide and The Dalles will defend the question. 4 Political Information. Registration opens for pri maries, January 6.' Closes for eletftlon, April 2. Primary election April 17. Registration reopens, April 21. Close for election, May 15. General election, June 1. Registration reopens, Sep tember 20. Close for election, October 20. Presidential election, Novem ber S. non, at the annual banquet of the lumbermen at Portland: The relations between the ra'lroads and the lumber Industry of the Pa cific coast' was the main topic of the annum meeting and banquet of the Oregon & Washington Lumber Man ufacturers' association held In this city yesterday, snys the Journal. The meeting was held fn the rooms of the Chamber of Commerce yes terday afternoon and In the evening the banquet was held ut the Com mercial club. Just and permament freight rates are deemed absolutely necessary to In sure the future stabll'ty of the lum ber Industry on' the coast. During the afternoon session officers were elected for the ensuing year, and re ports of the retiring officers were read. They were the most exhaus tive since the association was organ ized inree years ago, the past year having been the most active In more ways than one among the lumbermen. The new board of directors was elected by acclamation and by them officers were elected as follows: President, Philip Beuhner, re elected; frlst vice president, L. J. Wentworth, second vice president, A. C. Dixon; third vice president, F. C. Knapp; fourth vice president, E. D. KIngsley; fifth vice president, E. B. Hazen; treasurer, George T. Ger Ilnger; secretary. A. B. Wastell, re elected. . Guests Enjoy Banquet. The banquet !n the evening at the Commercial club was made the oc casion of a number of speeches touch. Ing upon the Industry, and particu larly upon the question of transpor tation and market extension. E. D. KIngsley acted as toastmastcr, and after briefly reviewing the work of the association since Its Inception, Introduced J. S. Bradley, one of the pioneers of the lumber Industry In the Pacific northwest and a guest of honor at the banquet. He compared the olden days of 40 years ago with conditions of today, showing that then, as now, occasional tilts occur red between the sawmill men and tho carriers. Other speakers were W. R. Hume. J. N. Teal. Frank B. Cole. A. E. Clark, Victor H. Beckman, W. ,C. Miles. H. T. Miles, H. T. Langille and Philip, nuehner. RullromN SuffT, Too. Representatives of Washington lumbermen's avocations stated that In their state the railroads show un mistakable evidence of suffering per haps worse than the lumbermen as a result of the advance of 10 cents per 100 feet to points east of the Rockies, although the step has prac tically paralyzed the lumber business as regards the affected territory. An early return to the old rate was said to be the only remedy whereby for mer conditions might eventually be restored. The Washington speakers paid especial tribute to the masterly man ner in whxh J. N. Tea, counsel for the Oregon & Washington Manufac turers' association, had presented the case before the Interstate commerce commission at the hearing In Wash ington In December. The Cloak & Suit House First showing of SPRING SUITS Manish tailored and dressy effects. Our Dreas Suits are made with the new Butterfly sleeves, trimmed with silk and fancy braids, appliqued and dainty laces, full gored on pleated Skirts, trimmed with folds of either silk or same material. You should see them to appreciate their won derful style and exclusiveness. They are constructed of the new wool "Rajah," shadow striped Panamas and Serges, also a full line of new stripe and check effects, solid colors decidedly in lead. Prices ranging from $15.00 TO $35.00 Remember our White Undermuslin Sale continues through February. Kodol Is a scientific preparation of vegetable acids with natural digest ants and contains the same juices found In a healthy stomach. Each dose will digest more than S000 grains of food. Sold by Tallman & Co. Petition Blanks for Candidates. "Petition of Candidate" and Elec tor's Nominating Petition" blanks for either party, are now printed and on sale at the East Oregonlan office. The Lewiston Tribune publishes the following Interesting article on river traffic and river navigation statistics: The enthusiasm of Senator Knox as an active protagonist of the inland water ways comes at an opportune time to rescue the vital principle from the abstractions to which it has been condemned by great men like Presi dent Roosevelt who are too absorbed In projects of heroism and glory for the mere prosaic considerations of making a living and finding chances in the world. It comes at an opportune time to lelnforce some luminous and dyna mic facts Just given by Congressman Ransdell, president of the national rivers and harbors congress, through the annals of the American Academy of Political and Social science. As to the relative cost the Inter state commerce commission finds the! average by rail is 7.48 mills per ton, while by water through it was .84 per ton mile, or one ninth the rail rate. In the Ohio r.lver territory the water cost Is one-tenth the rail rate and In the Mississippi territory one eleventh and the rail rate. General averages fix the water rate at one sixth the rail. Why, then, does no public opinion require these economies to be Intro duced? That Is the supreme com mercial question of the day. During the entire American history there has been extended on water projects in cluding Hawaii, 1523,336,232; in the last five years, years of peace, there has been expended on the navy alone nearly an equal sum, or $490,199,715. In the same publication it is said that the Missouri river has a freight- carrying capacity equal to 600 single track railways, to be made available at the cost of one single-track rail way from Kansas City to St. Louis, yet this route has been totally aban doned in governmental activities. The mind Is simply appalled at the knowl edge of governmental Incompetency, Ignorance or negligence like this. As to the Columbia river, the Am erican Academy of Science, after nar rating the character, progress and condition of improvement works, says: "The effect to be anticipated from an 'open river' on freight charges may be illustrated In several ways. The present rate on wheat from Lew-Iston-Clarkston, Idaho, to Portland. Is $5.20 per ton. A most reliable riv er captain holds that this rate would j be reduced to a figure between $1.60 and $2.10 per ton. As the rates on heavier commodities along the Mis sissippi are about one-tenth of the present rail rates along the Snake and Columbia waterways, such an esti mate seems reasonable. For a dis tance of 88 miles from Portland to The Dalles, the rate on salt Is $1.50 per ton on car lots and $3 on less than car lots. The corresponding figures to Umatilla. 100 miles further, where no river competition exists, are $7.50 and $12, or four times the water rates." Facts like these seem sure to con vey a new meaning to the public, as to where their true Interest In polttl cal and commercial economy lies. The Tribune would add that while the Ohio-Mississippi and Missouri-Mississippi routes each claims primacy as the greatest of American water way, they admit their disadvantages In that their course Is In a d rection away from the trend of commerce. being toward the gulf. On the other hand the Snake-Co lumbia route Is directly with the trend of commerce and is the shortest and easiest route from the producing fields to deep water ports. The more the question is studied and the more side lights are thrown upon it the more It becomes the duty of the peo ple to lay aside their frivolous party allegiances and demand of their pub He men first of all adherence to this overshadowing means of relief and betterment. A German Is bringing to America a circus of trained ants. The Insects throw somersaults, make pyramids, dance, wrestle and fence. 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