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SALEM, OREGON. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1903.
eatest Fight of the Special Session to Be the Re
the $165,000 Bill
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iCHEME TO DELAY INDEFINITELY THE OPENING OF THE UPPER COLUM
BIA RIVER BASIN
amies and Sliippef s of the Inland Empire and Real Friends of , Portland Should! Resist tfeet
Haf titnan Combination Oregon Podtceffs Should Sect e Ptffelic Owiesfip of tf&e
State Postage Railway and Not fee Left to the WLetcy of a Canal That Can
Be Strangled in Congress at Any Time by the Corporations.
The greatest fight In the) coming session of the leQlslature will not be'
rover the assessment and taxation law, but for the repeal of the State
'ortage Railway at The Dalles!
The Oregon Railway & Navigation Company Is fighting the state In Its
efforts to relieve the farmers and shippers of the Columbia basin and
ints the State Portage Bill repealed.
Pledges are being secured from members of the legislature In advance of
the session to secure the repeal of the Portage Commission bill and the
Expropriation of $165,000 A8 A MEASURE OF ECONOMY AND TO
Rave the taxpayer.
hhe state Is up against Xhe O. R. & N. Co. In trying to get right of way
for the Portage road, tho big corporation having tracks that are In the way
and must be moved to let the state portage through.
On pretense that tho federal government will build a canal twelve miles
long and costing $4,500,000 and relieve the farmers of the great Columbia
pasln, the state Is asked to abandon Its portage railroad, and leavo the
producers and shippers to tho tender mercies of the Hanrlman syndicate
Rhtll they get ready to complete the twelve mile rock-canal.
country to sea level at Portland and
Astoria. This proposition was bo fa
vorably received that It passed' tho
Portland Push for Repeal.
Isonator Hunt, of Portland, was In
4o city looking after some mattora
connection with tho special Besslon
expressed himself aB opposed to
cmflnlng tho session to tax legtsla-
on. Foremost ho montI6ned tho re
il of tho Stato Portage Itnllroad np
)prlaton of $105,000 mado at thr
LTho Portland delegation have bon
(pressing thomsolvos'ln favor of ro
iling tho law proposed to build una
trato a stato portage railroad at
JSb Dalles, similar to the one built
tho stato undor the Pennoyer nd-
mistration at tho Cnscado Locks.
i now portago railroad If built by
'UKSstato as proposed by tho last leg
Lfrora Lewiiton, on Snake tlvor, In
Idaho, and permit continuous rtilp-
bnta from.' all tho Uppor Columbia
lant legislature almost without oppo
sition Now It Is demanded It bo re
What Has Been bone.
The State Portago Hallroad Com-
I mission Is composed of the Governor,
Sjecrstarjr of Stato and Treasurer
They have spoilt 12500 In making
surveys and have bogun condemna
tion proceedings to got tho right of
way, bringing .notion through tho At
torney General. They ran against the
O. U. & N. Co. that Is resisting the
building of the State Portago Rail
way, anil Attorney Genoral Crawford
has a suit pending boforo Circuit
Judge Bradshaw at The Dalles Febru
ary te.TO of court, with W. W. Cotton,
attorney for tho O. R. & N. on the
A Cash Store Charges You Only
for the Goods You Get
Apffl4H CtnrA charges you for the oods
VjIuIU OlUIC you get and lor things your
i neighbor got and failed to pty for. Then you have to pay
for all of the extra expense connected with the credit business.
Try a Cash Store Once fKTfiK
there, that s been tne experience 01 uiuumhusui v.10
'toniers who deal with
Salem's Cheapest One Price Cash Store.
nt,0.c Dnhhpr Rnnts. Hnck CoatS.
Riif.k ftrsf Rubber Coats. 0 vercoats,.Cloth-
iner Umbrellas, Shoes.
totst Dry Goods Department has be. n the talk of the
lvw . wi?. ii,. ,;nht annAa We rut the
town this year. wciuvc...c ,6,bw -
regular store proiiismiwu
oUier Bldo. Tho Btato offorcd to set
tle with Uio corporaUon on nny reo-
sonnblo terms, but as usual tho cor
poration prefers to litigate and bloc!;
tho stato portago. Tho Stato Por
tago Commission havo' fully dono their
duty In tho mattor and will win out
If tho special sosslon, doos not re
peal tho bill. Tho Stato Portugo wfll
got tho right of way, unless tho act
under which tho commission ia
proceeding Is repealed. WHO
WANTS IT REPEALED?
A. CorporaUon Fight.
Tho Portland Oregoulan whoso ed
itor, If not & director, Is a "closo til
Ileum" of tho corporation that Is re
sisting tho state portage, Is making
a grand-stand display of alleged op
position to tho portag) rallwny. It Is
parading tho proposed government
ship canal thai Ib to cost four and a
half millions. It Is aslcod that nil
proceedings for a stato portage mil
road be suspended; that Uio law ere'
atlng tho Stato Portage commlBtlon
and appropriating the money to build
the portage be repealed; that mem
bers of the legislature pledge them
selves to that as a measure of econ
omy. It Is incidentally stated that
the grand canal proposed by tho tov
ornment might be completed In five
years; that all the money will be
forthcomlHg, and that there is ioth
Ing In tho way of this great or tor
prlio for the relief of the farmers
and shlpitera of tho Columbia basin.
The great plea put forth for Immedi
ate cessation of work on the stato
portage sounds nice, but has a sus
pIclotM odor, and If (he Oregonian
succeeds In having the law repealed .
that paper would be entitled to the
everlasting gratltudb of the O. It. &
N. Co., and It Is not genornlly paid In
resolutions of Uinnks.
What a State Portane Did,
The state built one Utile portage
road at the Cascade under the Pen
noyer administration that cost fGfi.
000 and it saved the farmers more
than that amount the first year It was
The government canal at the Cos
cade looks, that had boon dragging
along for fifteen years was rushed (c
a flnUfo. as tho-eontraetara had no fur
tbtr graft In delaying the const mo
tion. The UUle state paring at Uw Cas
cade lock was a eM that gave tin
.amier protection ami they were in
central of the situation. A far at
the laJlueitee of the state portage ex
tended freight rates weat down an J
wheat price went up.
Where the InHiieace of the etaf
portage stopped the freight went MJ.
and wheat went dowa, schedule form
lug aogebacfe at a poll half way
from Tho Dalles to Pendleton, where
thoy wore forcod into competlUon
with tho Northern Paolflc. Tho of
fuct of n second stato portago railroad
would bo folt by tho Bhlpporo and
producers to tho head of navigation
on ho Columbia and Snako rivers to
What Repeal Means.
Aro tho men of Eastern Oregon ho
oaally deceived that tboy will bo led
Into abandoning tholr hnrd-fcarncd
victory for a Btato portago on the
wheozy promise of a government ca
nal that mUst bo dug through colli!
rocks and shifting Bands for twolrc
It Is not certain that congress will
grant tho rest of the monoy needed,
Tho government work is at tho morey
of dolnys by contraotora and ongl
iioors, by tho war department, by poll
tlclnns.Snd will bo constantly delay
ed by corporation!).
Ropcnl tho stato portago hill and
you tlo up tho farmers and ehlppors
rf 1-Jaatorn Oregon for at leant tun
years and probably twenty years.
Tho only appropriation now avalln
bio for tho government canal Is whftt
was left of tho old Dolph ship rall
wny Bchemo, that drnggod along for
twenty years and gavo no rollof.
Tho proposition to repeal tho state
portago railway hill 1b n doublo-shot-ted
Bohomo to contlnuo tho block
gaino that koepn tho producora and
shippers from gottlng tho bonout of
THE PEOPLE SHOULD' FIQHT
THIQ 3CHEME DECAU8E THE PHE
TEN8E OF QAVINO. MONEY FOR
THE TAXPAYER8 18 A FRAUD.
THE PRETEN8E THAT THE
FARMERS DO NOT NEED THE
PORTAQE ROAD BECAUSE THERE:
WILL DE A GOVERNMENT CANAL
DUILT 18 A FRAUD.
THE DU8INEB8 MEN AND FARM
ER8 OF THE COLUMPlA BASIN
(CoHllnuod from pago sir.)
E. T. BARNES, Proprietor I , J 11 S
iiaif ICiaUfflilfrtKrrf1" urni tiS State St. Phone 1W1 Malik
I Chocolate Caramet. Ohwietatfl
Chew. Ohoeolate Wafers. Pepper
I hjIbu. Chocolate Wafer WistergreesB,
, Walnut Top Chocolate Cream, Fig
feeuter Choeotete OraR, Peppermint
Wafers. Wintergreen Wafew. Log
Cabia Creams, at
Otir Store Will Be Closed All Day Thursday
It's Out Intention
-That every -customer shall receive fall value for every dollar scent under our roof. Wo value the enduriov
appreciation of those who transact tmslaess with us. We sell etwd reliable goods at Just and honest prices
An examination of ourstockwlll readily orove this.
Wednosdny ia our rogular
weekly aurpriso ealo. This
makes our 151st weokly wilo
Tomorrow wo place on enlo a
grand assortment of colored
pictures which nro oorrcct
copies of tho world's greatest
works of art. Piclurea tlmt
will go a great way toward
brightoningyour homo. Uur
iug this sale, you inny tuko
your choice of any of ihem
wo! I worth 16 and Sfiooaoh.
Limit 3 to a customor.
Novor before have you had
tho gowl fortune to got such
bargains in baskoU. During
tliisnalo you oun get uy of
tho boskets shown on our
second floor for
their markwl price!. Mi op
jKirtunity you cannot afford
Pi yo etched tafeeurettes, sicoad
A full lino of drummors
sample sklrU just received com
prising all tho nw and up.to
date creations in won res and
designs, fashions latest fancies
iu Uio ladies tailor art colorn,
black brown, oxford, It gray,
blu, (an, Scotch mixed buii
ingff aud tioinospuns. All are
IxHtutleH, uo two alike and aro
oxblusivo styles. '
Are creating ' quito a stir
iimong tho ladies who appreci
ate tho saving quulities of this
iniignifioiontofrr. Twonty live
dozen liuiidkerchitfH, no two
allko, drummer' Mtniplwi, ure
pluothi before you ntirrwintHblo
prions. All ure handsomely
omhroiderod with pretty do
signs. 1 5c and 20c kind JOc
25c kind iSc
30c kind i 9c
Txy Meyers Vtecofifced
ofed shoes for Men.
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I ' w'wk I
1 Bf I
'llio very Utwt myw, tondti lit
the mot perfuot iriMnuer of tlnj
tailoring art; and at price wjiiah
OHimol fail to get your money.
This handsoin iihw model Is ouo
you fihouhl mo and trv on; it'- one
that will MlWy you In every do
$J0 to $22.50