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Devoted (o the Intertill of tbe I'enlniul. the Manufacturing Center of the Northweit
VOL. 8
Employing Interests
Democratic Rally
Big Oil Center
Council Proceedings
A World Power
A Pleasant Event
The Bonville System
At a meeting recently held in
Portland, which was attended by
merchants, manufacturers, pro
perty owners and employers of
all kinds, including also some
large threshermen anu ngncui
tural interests, the suject of pro
nnind lio-tslnf inn to enmn ni) 1)0
fore the electorate in November
was discussed from a practical
standpoint, and coming ospec
inllv nndor M10 mmervisinn of
the meeting was that form of
legislation, which is proposed
and favored by the labor unions,
as well as that which thoy vio
lently oppose.
Amongst the latter was dis
cussed the measure referring to
boycotting and picketing, also
one to regulate street speaking,
which measures took up the time
of tho meeting most, and the
concensus of opinion, as express
ed by the speakers, was that
something should be done to re
gulate the pernicious activities
of the street corner orator, who
preaches discord, sedition, und
who in his attacks against the
government, Hag, the home and
religion, saying that tho condi
tion of affairs as pertains to tho
working man is due to the fact
that tho constituted form of so
ciety and government that we
are working under is all wrong.
This species of anarchiBt gives
nothing that will take the place
of society as It is at present, but
wishes merely to tear things to
pieces, leaving it then for some
one, or by chance some way, to
supply a remedy.
Nightly these diatrlbesa gainst
everything that is orderly and
decent takes place on the street
corners of our largo as well as
small cities, and the offensive
epithets that are hurled at those
who have accumulated someth
ing by persistent industry and
economy, is becoming so galling
that a measure is proposed by
the employers of tlio state of
Oregon, which it Is hoped may
servo as a damper upon tho fore
ign (oftlmes not citizen) agitat
or, who mistakes liberty for
The opinion was also brought
out in the meeting that the boy
cott and the form of picketing
usually abdopted by labor leaders
in cases of Industrial strife were
Inimical to tho beat interests of
any community, and that there
fore the citizenry of the state of
Oregon, especially thoso who
had its welfare at lieart, should
approve a measure that would
prevent this un-American and
dastardly method, of attack upon
any employer who would not
immediately give In to all of tho
demands of a walking delegate,
or on an employe who saw fit to
work and support himself or
family in his God-given right,
as he choses.
From the tenor of tho remarks
made during the meeting it could
be seen that not only was there
much alarm felt regarding the
trend of legislation in recent
years, but that thoso who had by
patient and careful conduct of
their affairs laid by something
for a rainy day, or who had by
their initiative and foresight
created a business which was
giving employment to labor,
were highly exercised lest by
reason of the unscrupulous polit
ician, who lent ear to tho more
unscrupulous anarchistic leader
and his cohorts, were to bring
about a state of panic that would
put them out of business or jeap
ordize such holdings as they had
by careful efforts been able to
Legislation as affecting busi
ness interests means also that
the farmer, horticulturist and
cattle raiser will be similarly
affected, for they are all employ
era and property owners and
must needs be. a very important
link In the creneral prosperity as
regards economic and industrial
affairs. Hciflc Northwest.
Every fire is a crime. That is
the law in Berlin; And why
not? Run down the truth about
any fire, and some one person
will be found whose negligence
was the cause of it. Somebody
stored dangerous quantities of
inflammable or explosive goods
on his premises, or he built a
frame structure next to a crowd
ed sweatshop. He took chances
with human livesbecause it
was cheap. In Berlin it is not
cheap! The police investigate
the fire and the responsible per
son pays the coat of putting out
the fire, and the damage besides.
Note the result; In Chicago, the
American city of the same size.
the annual fire loss is six million
dollars; in Berlin, $300,000.
World's Work.
An old time Democratic rally
was held in the City Hall Mon
day evening. In spite of tho in
clement weather, a goodly crowd
assembled to hear tho issues of
the campaign discussed, and get
acquainted with the various can
didates for ofllce present. The
Woodrow Wilson glee club fur
nished some novel selections that
seemed to tickle the audience
immensely. The members of the
glee club were nattily attired in
white duck trousers, wincn cre
ated a rather flashy appearance.
Tom M.Word, Democratic can
didate for sheriff, acted as chair-j
man of the meeting, and in a
few straight-forward, earnest
words told of what might be ex
pected of him If elected to the
sheriff's office. In that event,
he said, it would not be necessa
ry to have Governor West come
from Salem to clean up Portland,
that no disorderly road houses
would continue to do business,
and that ho would enforce the
laws as he finds them on the stat
ute books without' fear or favor,
as he had done in the past.
John Jeffrey, candidate for
district attorney, stated that
there were many cases brought
before the circuit courts that
should not have been done, us
they were devoid of merit and
simply a waste of public money.
Ho stated that such would not
be the case ill the event of his
election, and that he did not be
lieve in filling Seattle and other
cities with our unfortunate fe
males, but that U10 evil should
bo treated at home. In remark
ing upon tho candidacy of his op
ponent, Walter H. Evans, he said
that Mr. Evans had openly boast
ed that he would clean up Port
land in thirty days if given a
free rein, but that when gover
nor West accorded him tho oppor
tunity ho claimed that he was too
busy to attend to it, even during
tho dull August month. Ho prom
ised a clean, honorable adminis
tration if elected.
Col. Sam White, an eloquent
and Interesting speaker,occupied
the floor for a time too short to
please tho audience. He spoko
as a private citizen, and not as a
candidate, and dealt principally
with the iniquitous taritt. 110
contended that n spirit of unrest
prevails throughout tho length
and breadth of tho country and
would culminate this year in tho
election of Woodrow Wilson for
president. Ho said a man was
not a trood citizen who would
placo party above public welfare;
that tho high cost of living was
growing higher and higher, while
the tniBts nnd corporations were
growing richer and richer.
snort auuresses out riKHt wi
tho point were made by Benja
min Brick, candidate for the
state legislature; Hon. Richard
Montague, Ogglesby Young, J.
Wood Smith, Jack M, Yates and
F. S. Myers. Tho concluding ad
dress was delivered by Will G.
Munloy, nnd was a splendid pe
roation. Mr. Munley's voice was
never in better trim, and his re
marks were listened to with rapt
attention. The meeting was a
most successful one, and will
doubtless prove efficacious in
winning many votes to tho Dem
ocrattic party.
Another Democratic meeting
is announced to take place Sat
urday, October 19, when a differ
ent set of officials will speak.
Make a Fine Showing
Potter & Gould of Fairdale or
chards have reason to feel much
satisfaction in tho fact that
their exhibit of pears and apples
at Jackson County Fair and Pear
show, and at the First southern
Oregon Distict Fair, received
such substantial recognition at
the hands of the pudges.
On eleven entries at Medford
they were awarded ten premiums
five of which were first, three
second, and two third.
At Ashland, on twleve entries
they received nine premiums, of
which seven were first and two
The same plate of Newtown
apples that was awarded first
premium in Medford against
twenty-one other entries in same
class, also won first at Asmana
against seventeen competitors.
The same plate of Aniou pears
won the blue ribbon at Ash
land. The success of these ex
hibits made by Messrs. Potter
and Gould evidently shows that
much high grade, fruit is being
grown in Fairdale orchards.
Medford Tribune.
The west side of the river is
becoming a big oil distributing
center with remarkable rapidity,
five different companies now
having plants under construc
tion. The free ferry makes the
establishment of these industries
right ut our door of particular
benefit to St. Johns. The Sun
day Oregoninn has the following
to say regarding the new oil cen
ter: "That Portland is becoming
one of the important oil distri
buting centers of tho oil country
iB shown in tho big development
that is taking place along the
Linnton road, north of the city
limits. Within the past 12
months tkero have been five big
projects started in that district
that will involve a total invest
ment of approximately $5,000,-
Tho Portland Gas & Coke Com
pany's plant, when completed,
will represent a total outluy of
$3,000,000. A tract of 35 acres
adjoining the Government moor
ings on the south will be util
ized us tho site of the company's
operations. A modern gas plant
is now being built, and it is ex
pected the first unit will be com
pleted soon after the first of tho
new year. About $1,000,000 will
be expended on the improve
ments immediately. The com
pany owns several hundred feet
of deep water frontage.
The Standard Oil Company
purchased ten acres lying south
of tho Portland Gas & Coke Com
pany's holdings. The property
has about GOO feet frontage on
tho Willamette River. The com-
mny will erect a modern distri
jutintr plant on this site and will
invest about $200,000 in tho pro
ject Next to the Standard Oil
Company's site tne union uu
Company acquired four acres.
The tract was purchased last
week from J. W. Cook for
$40,000. Tho tract has n frontage
on tho Willametto Kiver. it is
planned to build a plant on this
site similar to that of tho Stand
ard Oil Company.
One of tho newer companies to
operate in the Portland field is
the Monarch Oil Company, of
California. This company also
has been compelled to secure a
distributing site on tho water
front abovo tho city. Two acres
were purchased from W. C. Al
vord a short timo ago. The
ground lies ubout one-half mile
south of the Union un com
pany's site. Excavation for the
distributing plant was started
Saturday. The building will bo
iiru-Jiuui iuiiou ill-nun. x. wi
Dalv. Portland manager, said
yesterday that work would be
hurried on tho plant and it is
expected to have it ready in a
few weeks. This company s
investment there will involvo
about $35,000.
The Indian Oil Company, ot
California, purchased a tract at
the Regent Heights, a short dis
tance south of the Monarch Oil
Company's site. Work is now
under way on retainers, ware-
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nouses anu uuuuings lor una
company, mis company win
expend about ?iuu,uuu on us
plant here.
One of the Portland institu
tions to acquire a site in this
locality is Rasmussen & Lo.,
dealers in paints and oils. This
Company purchased four lots
adjoining the Indian Oil Com
pany's site. It is planned to
erect on this property a paint
factory and warehouse.
The district between the city
limits and Linnton along the
Willamette is considered attract
ive for industries of this kind,
as the fire risk is reduced to the
minimum and shipping facilities
are ample, the territory being
served by the Spokane, Portland
& Seattle, United Railways and
ocean and river craft.
Many members and friends of
the Methodist church gathered
at the parsonage Wednesday
evening and expressed their
hearty appreciation that the Ore
gon Conference saw fit to return
Rev. J. J. Patto'n and wife to the
local pastorate for another year.
Short addresses of welcome were
made by the presidents and su
perintendents of the various de
partments of the church, with an
occasional song by the organized
choir. The evening closed with
delicious refreshments served by
the Ladies' Aid society. Mr. and
Mrs. Patton were most agreeably
surprised the next morning to
find a liberal supply of groceries
concealed in various parts of the
For Insurance see F.W.Valentine
All members were present at
the reguhu meeting ot the city
council Tuesday evening, but P.
Hill, witl. Mayor jMuck presid
ing. ;
J. S. McKinneysnsked for per
mission lo blear olliOsmnn street
at his own expense. Referred
to the street committee and en
gineer. The St. Johns yator Co. pre
sented a bill for relowering wa
ter mains on South Ivanhoe
street. Not allowed.
Upon recommendation of Al
derman Davis proceedings for
tho improvement; of Fillmore
street from Richmond to John,
and John street from Jersey to
Crawford were abandoned for
the present. i
It was decided not to purchase
a street sweeper at this time, the
state of the treashry not stand
ing for any more Bpeeial expen
ditures. An ordinance glvit'g th- P. R.
L. & P. Co. a franchise to erect
poll s 'Jong Dawson strut was
Tne Fire Department asked
for GOO feet of new hose, a 21
loot extension ladder, 12 coats
and 5 shoulder straps. Allowed.
An ordinance assessing the
cost of improving Fossondon
street between Oswego and Bu
chanan was passed.
Attorney Stroud requested
that a commltte of three be ap
pointed to make a formal demand
upon the water company to com
ply with the new rates establish
ed by council. Request granted
and Aldermen Hiller, Martin and
Wilcox appointed to serve in HiIb
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There will bo an Equal Suf
frage Rally at the First Univer
salist church, corner 24th street
and Broadway, on Friday even
ing at 8 o'clock. Tho speakers
will include Rev. James D. Cor
by, the pastor, the Hon. John
'Logan. Rev. Luther Dyott and
Mrs. Helen Miller Senn, who
will give a humorous recitation.
The Question Box will be con
ducted by William Davis. Mrs.
Henry Waldo Coe. acting presi
dent of the State Equal Suffrage
association, will preside.
"A rolling stone gathers no
moss." Don't stay at home Sun
day mornings, be at the rally
day services in the Methodist
church, Cor. Leavitt & Hayes.
This is what the Woman's
Christian Temperance Union lias
grown to be A world power.
That it is a power whose bene
ficent influence is widening and
deepening as the years roll by,
the great national and worlds
gatherings abundantly prove.
The National convention to be
held in Portland, October 18 to
20th, is ot vastly greater signifi
cance than is perhaps realized
Do we realize that it is a part
of tho-world s history ns a world
builder? No gathering held in
Portland has ever covered a
broader und deeper scope or
touched more real "live wires".
The program will be of intense
interest from start to finish,
Many of the most eloquent
women speakers, will be heard
in the Portland pulpits on con
vention Sunday, the 20th.
The convention sermon will bo
preached by the Rev. Edith Hill
Booker. Sunday afternoon there
will be a children's rally under
the churgc of Miss Edna Rowan,
Natonnl Secretary of L. T. L.
work and Mrs. F. M. Gates, Mult
nomah's superintendent, and
Miss Smith the State Superin
The local committees are hard
at work and the Btate leader,
Mrs. AdaW. Unruh, iB working
untiringly to have this meeting
a grand success. While tho ex
ecutive committee (which is a
large body) will bo entertained in
the Mallory and Charlton hotels,
the delegate body will be the
guests of privute f am lies, and
because of the large number to
be thus cared for tiio entertain
ment committee finds it neces
sary to send out an appeal to all
our good people to lend a hand,
to open their homes.
Entertainment is asked for
night lodging and breakfast.
Mrs. Mary Mallet. 171D ISast
11th st, Portland, is chairman of
the entertainment committee and
would be glud to hear from all
Who will entertain. - '
The Bight-seeing committee is
anxious to have some 200 autos
in line giving the delegates a
free trip over our beautiful city.
This trip is scheduled for Friduy
18th.at ten A. M. Will not every
one having an auto join us in
this part of the hospitality and
courtesy? If Portland measures
up to the other western cities
where this body lias been enter
tained ,they will need to co-oper
ate heartily with these com
mittees. Com.
A Marked Success
The Rally Day program at the
Christian church wus a marked
success. The children acquitted
themselves vory creditably. The
certificates ot promotion were
given tho successful members of
the classes and the school has
started on another year with the
brightest prospects. Mho aim
for tho day was 300 in classes.
The record showed 325, and all
from superintendent down are
congratulating themselves. At
the closoof tho exercises an invi
tation hymn was sung and an
opportunity givon for those who
wished to take membership with
the church. Ten porsons came
forward, four, who made tho
good confession and six from
other churches. Tho congrega
tion is beginning a series of
meetings to extend through the
month and feel greatly encourag
ed with the start they have
made. The lunch und chicken
dinner Saturday was a very suc
cessful event for the ladies of
the church. Especially the din
ren. They netted about $50 all
told and wish to tender sincere
thanks to the good people of St.
Johns for their liberal patronage.
E. O. Magoon returned last
week from a sojourn at Newport
He brought with him a Cornelius
stone which he picked up on the
beach and which fie has pouslied
and set in a watch charm, It is
a beauty. Mr. Magoon also found
another stone that polishes read
ilv. but so far he has been una
bfe to find a name for it. He says
he enjoyed theouting to the lull
est extent, and was successful in
capturing several large salmon.
Here is a woman who speaks
from personal knowledge and
long experience, viz.. Mrs. P. H.
Brogan. of Wilson Pa., who says:
"I know from experience that
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is
far superior to any other. For
croup there is nothing that ex-
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cuia u. I'ur auiu uy uu uuuiuia.
The regular monthly meeting
of the Commercial club Wednes
day evening, which was made an
open one, was the most interest
ing nnd pleasing event yet held
by the club. With the very em
cient aid of the Ladies' Auxilia
ry, the presence and address of
senator Jonathan Bourne, Jr.,
and other good speakers, and the
excellent music furnished by the
Fassett Glee club and Mrs. Camp
bell, there could be nothing else
but a most delightful und enter
taining evening spent. Senator
Bourne furnished the first num
ber on the program, and gave an
interesting and instructive talk.
He told of what he had done for
the State of Oregon and the
country at large in the United
States Senate, and tho clFective
work he had been enabled to ac
complish in tho various commit
tees of which ho was a member.
Few had heretofore little realiz
ed the enormity of the work and
good that Senator Bourne had
accomplished in one term of of
fice, and if the voters all over the
state had the same opportunity
of listening to his words und ap
preciated the difficulty and labo
rious effort required to get any
thing for Oregon, one and all
could not belt) but feel that in
Senator Bourne the great state
of Oregon possessed its best
friend, most earnest worker and
distinguished representative.
He spoke straight from tho
heart, gave plain facts and fig
ures, did not attempt to deceive
or distort, and played entirely to
the judgment of men, and not to
emotions. His address was lis
tened to most attentively and ho
was given an ovation at its close.
Mrs. Campbell; accompanied
on the piano by her Bister, Miss
Fassett, rendered two beautiiui
vocal selections Hint were well
Thos. McCusker. tho valiant
independent Republican candi
date for Congress, addressed the
audience in a semi-humorous
and yet pointed manner. Mr.
McCusker is a man with many
good ideas, and he left no doubt
in the minds of His hearers that
ho would make a prodigious ef
fort to carry them out if given
the opportunity.
Tho Fassett Glee club delight
ed tho audience with selections
most pleasing and splendid
ly rendered.
Dan Keliher told of the great
good that Senator Bourne had ac-
a a a m , a a m m t
compilsiicd lortno wen are 01 tne
state especially, and predicted
that he would be returned to tne
United States Senate by a larger
majority than he had ever re
Harry Fassett and Ben Lee
sang Bongs that tickled all, the
formers song, wiiat's the
Uso?" being especially pleasing.
Tho call for lunch was thon
made, and all repaired to the
dining room, where the ladies
had fairly outdid themselves in
preparing a repast that was good
to look upon and better still to
eat. It was served in regular
buffet sty e. and thero was a
Biipor-abundance of it. Tho la-
dies are deserving ot much praise
. . . . a
for the excellent luncheon, nnd
the efficient aid rendored in hav
ing everything pass off in tho
smoothest mannor possible. It
requirod much work and care, but
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tne lauios seemeu w enjoy 11 uu
us much ns tho gentlemen.
Polling Places
Thero seems to bo considerable
misunderstanding as to where
tho polling paces will be located
for the dilferont precincts at tho
election next month, and also as
to how the city is divided in pre
Precinct No. 150 is that terri
tory south of Charleston street
and west of Central avenue in
the city limits. The polling
place for this precinct will bo at
No. 103 W. Richmond street, ad
joining Kawson's Industrial
Precinct No. 157 is that terri
tory lying north of Charleston
street and west of Central ave
nue; polling place, City hall.
Precinct 1574 is that territory
east of Central avenue, and tho
poling place will likely be at the
Scales old store building at Ce
dar Park.
Voters should remember that
Charleston street and Central av
enue ure the dividing lines in
the precinct layout.
Politics are warming up con
siderably us election day ap
p roaches.
In stock deals under the Old
System one or more parties are
always directly inconvenienced
and harmed in his or their flnan
cial and soical standing; and
many people are affected more
or less oy the evil results. Thin
is, as previously stated, a crime.
Crime in all its forms should
be wiped from the records of the
business nnd socinl world.
Then you will find those who
say, that to thorn, neither the
real estate nor stock market ap
peals as ideal fields for invest
merit; that to their notion the
bank is the safest and most se
Let us sift this down also.
What is a bank? A bank is an
institution usually owned and
managed by a few, the object of
which is to handle the currency
of its patrons so that it will not
only net their patrons a profit,
but themselves as well. To bo
exact, the bank gives its patrons
about four per cent upon the
money placed in their hands, and
n turn, through the inlluoncos
of the handling of large amounts
of money, they are making from
twenty live to one hundred pur
cent. Out of this up to one
uindred per cent, the bank re
ceives, or rather the men at its
lead. Is paid the four per cent to
the investor. The heads of the
nuik. through their position or
ownership, borrow the money
from the bank as a corporation
for their personal use. and out of
which, as previously .dated, they
make from twenty-live to one
hundred per cent. ; and for the
use of which, they pay the bank
as a corporation about six pur
cent. Out of this six pur cent.
the stock holders of the bank and
the people who. deposit their
money in the bank, as a safe and
sane investment, mnxe tueir
profits. And what if thoso at
the head of the bank choose a
poor investment and fail? In
some banks those who possess
ownership of the same. are.ut
few in number, it is not neces
sary for the owners and control
lers to go through all this ho ex
plained red tape, in order to de
feat tho law of its purpose. If
the owners are also the conlrol-
ers, they simply run the institu
tion upon the regular system
provided and allowed by law,
and the not profits obtained thru
actual ownership. In the pre
vious case, this money that they
of the last instance were legally
possessed of. is, as in the last in
stance, the property of owners
ttho public investors); bin,
through the crafty manipulation
of the bank ontrollors, it is
sluiced Into their own pocket.
The people, in fact, give their
money to the bankers to invent
and make tho profit off the same,
because the bankers will give
their guarantee (such as it Ik)
that thoy will pay them (the peo
ple) for tho uso of their money.
True, thoy, (the people), are as-
ssured of four per cent if the
bank does not fail, hut the banks
are all dependent upon Wall
Street, or rather the small bank
upon the lurgo banks and thu lat
ter upon Wall stroeu
If the people managed their
own business, would they make
their four per cont a of old, or
would they rocoivo a portion of
the profits that thoir money act
ually earns, which the banker
and the faker have buon utilis
ing for thoir own personal bene
fit by taking advantage of tho
loosonuH of the Old System?
Not throwiiig any mud at the
banks. For tho Old System,
through its loosener, is both di
rectly and indirectly responsible
for this condition of affair.
Tho bnnkors only take advantage
of opportunities open to tnem.
The world has buon a subject
for grafters for so long it ha
grown accustomed to It, and
many believe that the only way
to "get ovon" is to practice the
"art" of grafting in thoir own
business transatcions; which is
a very small evil in comparison
with the grafting forced upon
tho public by the combined mon
ey powers. But it is nevorthel
an evil, and is one of tho direct
results of the greater ovil. It
becomes a necessary measure for
the middlemen and tho leer
salaried man, in his crude way
of finding an antidote for the ill
ness, to "kill poison with poi
son;" to promote graft within
his own business sphero und
hope that evolution will in some
way bring about a point of con
tent between the two whoroby
both will be annihilated. He is
wrong. He is only pruning tho
dead branches off the main treo
of graft and giving it new life.
(Concluded ou fourth put'")

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