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PO R TLA N D , OREGON, N O V E M B E R 1, 1912
NORTHWEST ELECTRIC CO.
CERTAIN TO WIN FRANCHISE
doubtedly prove popular with East
Side residents, as it makes the
matter of shopping for the table
au easy task.
The assembling of all the neces
saries of life under one roof in this
co-operative way, saves time, labor
Subscription Price: $1.00 per Year.
FREE PUBLIC MARKET BONDS
SHOULD CARRY TOMORROW
KNOCK OUT THE
BIG FOOD TRUST
becomes too great, rather than
supply them to the consumers at
a low price (below the Gentle
men’s Agreement Schedule now
of the local street railway trust, AN EAST SIDE
mailed and phoned daily to the
however, the council finallj^yield-
Public Produce Markets W ill Re dealers-, the foods are sent to the
ed to public demands and ap
duce the Cost of Living From incinerator and burned—perfectly
proved the franchise.
30 to 60 per cent.
A company, of which Mr. Frank
good fruits and vegetables— if the
Balked at every turn, the Port A. Weyers is manager, has s;
reports of the Mayor and the in
land Railway, Light & Power Co. cured the ground floor of the fine
BY L. M. LEPPER.
Comes to Bat, Gave Only Three Chairman Public Market Committee East cinerator and admissions of the
then circulated petitions for a ref block at the corner o f East Stark
Side Business M en's Club.
Lower Prices for Lights and ( erendum on the franchise, with the
Whiffs and Gets $4,025.
jobbers in recent print be true.
The East Side Business Men’s
Power Sure to Result From idea of delaying consideration of and Grand avenue, and are re-
Yet Nero fiddled while Rome
. j modeling it to suit the purposes of
Strong Competing Company in .
Neal Ball of the Boston Red Sox Club and the United Improvement burned!
the question until the regular c ity , a public market. New entrances
—w orld’s champions— is the luck Clubs’ Association, have been
We, therefore, FAVOR the IM
have been made, stalls will be cou-
working for public markets for MEDIATE erection of Public
Saturday’s election is confident election
Angered at the open defiance of structed on plans similar to the iest man in baseball. During the
ly expected to give Portland a the administration and the public
championship series, he came to some two years.
Markets, at convenient locations
competing electric light and power displayed by this move, the coun plans of the popular West Side bat just once and he struck out.
After two years of study o f the in the city of Portland. One of
company, and to also pave the way cil hastily took things out of the markets, and other details con-
The fact that he took part in the public market situation of over the market block oil the West
for new and better transportation hands of the Portland Railway Co. pleted for the opening on or about series by doing this little stunt, en forty of our large American anil Side, and one at the Great Central
facilities. At the order of the city by ordering the franchise sub
titled him to the share of the big Canadian cities, they find that the market, with cold storage plant on
Two-thirds of the floor space, purse, and he got $4025, or $1341 profits of the middleman run any the central East Side convenient
council the matter of granting the mitted at the special election to be
Northwestern Electric Company’s held this week. In order to make which is 80x90 feet in size, has for every time he swung his bat.
where from 33 to 1323 per cent, to transportation. Suitable mar
franchise has been submitted to this possible, some of the city regu already been leased by wide-awake
profit over the price paid the farm kets of practical design for Albina,
the people; and there is every in lations had to be amended, but this dealers, most of whom are now oc
The most important election to er or producer, and in Portland, St. Johns, Montavilla. Sellwood,
dication that the popular vote will was done—and the matter is now cupying stalls in West Side mar city and state ever held. Be care if the supply of melons, tomatoes, Kenton, Arleta, Woodstock, and
be largely in favor of the new con up to the people for final settle kets. This new enterprise will uu- ful how you vote.
fruits or all classes of vegetables other needed locations as density
of population and convenience of
The question has been put be
the people demand.
The Northwestern Electric Co.
fore the voters through the action has yielded every point desired by
Just like Baltimore, with its 11
of Mayor Rushlight and the coun- the council in the franchise, and
public markets, just like Cleve
cilmen, all of whom became en the consumers of their product are
land, with its six or seven public
raged at the tactics adopted by guarded from overcharge and
markets, just like Cincinnati,
the Portland Railway, Light & other ills. The company has also
with its five public markets, just
Power Co., to keep the new con further agreed to have their plant
like Detroit, with its live public
cern from getting an entrance to in operation within the minimum
markets, just like Toledo, with its
the city. The battle of the pres time needed for construction work
newest and, perhaps, most mod
ent monopoly to keep its grasp on and will spend a huge sum of
ern and up-to-date public market,
local power affairs has been long money in Portland as soon as their
after which Mr. Plummer has par
You liave, perhaps, purchased a
and bitter, but the special election franchise is finally approved.
tially planned our now contem
home on the easy-payment plan.
will probably end it. ,
plated public market building for
Aside from this, two large build You have paid a few hundred dol
The Northwestern Electric Co.,
the present West Side Market
lars down and are paying, say,
which is backed by some of the
office building that will add to the! $25 per month, including inter
most influential men in the Cali
This public market question is
fornia financial world, and which city ’s business center, and an ex-lest. The interest charges eat ip
so axiomatic that it needs no argu
is more or less allied with the
ment except for the absolute sel
The entrance of the new concern went, leaving the other half "o
great Wasliington-Oregon Corpor
fishness of the Portland food trust.
ation, applied for a franchise to will give the people of Portland aPPL' U1‘ your mortgage. . <Tu
The wholesalers and retailers do
furnish light and power in Port
not want the public markets and
land soon after work had been field, and this will doubtless result because, under ordinary condi-
have held and retarded the coun
started upon one o f their new in a marked reduction of present j tions, the interest charges will be
cil and Mayor. Vote the $200,000
power plants near Underwood,
for the public markets, because we
Wash. The matter was taken up
need them, to reduce the cost of
It is expected that this competi j year to year. TJiis happens now
by the council, and seemed to be
living, and give us fresher vege
well received, until the Portland tion will also result in better ser under present conditions.
tables direct from the farms and
Railway Co. got in its work, when vice, and will serve to keep both
one delay after another was companies constantly oh the look sets the interest charges and the
Vote down the additional $200,-
out for chances to improve their I natural deterioration of your
000 asked for our new public au
In spite of the bitter opposition business.
ditorium, because we do not need
j not, then you are paying too much
more than the $000,000 already
for your home.
But, here comes a snake in the
Give us a $000,000 auditorium
grass! Here comes a system sneak-
site and all, and give us $200,000
I ing in almost unawares that de-
for public markets; vote the bonds
| dares it will change all this!
use and issue, not all at once,
And She Loses Suit Against Rail-1 Though Warned, He Asked Man
but do not issue them until need
road, Which Was Not to Blame j Famed for Temper, for His } ues. There will be no “ unearned
ed from time to time—do not pay
increment,” no increase in the
j Daughter’s Hand.
any interest until you come to
| value of your lot that will offset
erect the buildings at the various
your interest payments.
Des Moines, Iowa.— Elma John
points—look ahead 10 to 20 years
The consequence will be that if
son of Johnson county, near Iowa Wackerly expects to go on the
when you will linve a city of 1,-
City, had a sweetheart who is a witness stand in the trial of Gro- j you continue to pay for your home
000,000 to 1,500,000 people and
brakesman. One day the brakes ver Garrett slayer of her father j [ n t h e w a y y o u a r e n o w d o i n ( ? i
$200,000 authorized now to be is
man desired to throw a note to and she intends to testify that that home will cost you nearly
sued, only as needed with the
Miss Johnson. The only thing he Garrett killed Wackerly in self- twice the amount you thought it
growth of this splendid city, in
would in the beginning. Figure it
could find to weight the note down defense.
Allhough warned that Wacker out— the payments and the inter
establishment of public markets,
with was a torpedo such as is put
and you will be doing something
on the track to explode and warn ly would kill him if he asked per est until it is liquidated. And re
mission to marry his daughter, the member, that your home is worth
engineers to stop their trains.
In Seattle, notwithstanding the
He threw the torpedo and note youth did not hesitate to take the less than it was when you made
criticisms o f the retail merchants,
the first payment.
and they landed in such a manner chance.
When he made the request, the
we have evidence that individual
They tell you that Graduated
that the torpedo exploded, injur
families have been able to reduce
ing his sweetheart severely. The girl’s father attacked him with a Tax will sting only the higher-ups
the cost o f living by patronizing
young lady sued the railway com knife and Garrett shot him. If — the $10,000 men. D on’t be fool
the Seattle Public Market, to the
pany but lost the case, and then Garrett is freed, the girl will at ish and believe such nonsense.
once marry him, and he will thus
extent of $10 per month. In Des
This agitation of the past few
dismissed her lover.
come into possession of a large months has crippled the land and
Moines, where public markets
estate left by the man he killed.
were fought tooth and nail by the
all other business. Pass the revo
food trust, it is a decided success
lutionary measure and it will par-
and has reduced the cost of food
alize business as well as land val
stuffs —vegetables and farm prod
ucts, poultry, butter, eggs, etc.—
And this Is NOT a paid advertisement either, Mr. Voter.
Says She W ill Not Live With Man
and even milk, by from 30 to 60
Who Was Thought to Be in His |
per cent, averaging more than 40
President Taft Signs Post Office
per cent, and believe me, tlint is
Order Placing All Fourth-Class
some saving, Mr. Laboring Muu,
Richmond, Va.— Daniel J. Fitz
to your pocket, book.
patrick, 42 years old, has returned
In Indianapolis, Mayor Shank,
to Richmond after an absence of
President Taft has signed an
to break the food trust, took the
10 years to find his babies grown executive order putting 35,000 Total Vot^. in the Pnnntv Out *n ® er Will, Texas Woman Is Knocks Alaska Express Agent Un
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10KU V0le in tne county U U l - , Warned Against Assisting
AM iotirwr A n v
. . ____ bull by the horns and bought and
and" himself declared legally dead. fourth-class postmasters in the
and Takes Package shipped in potatoes, poultry nnd
side of Portland, Is Given as
His wife declares she wlil not live classified service. The execution
fruits, and sold them at cost, plus
with him again and his children of this order will put every fourth-
0 per cent for handling, and he
have no affection fcr him.
class postmaster in the United I
BROKE the trust. BUSTED IT !
San Benito, Texas.—Old maids
Fitzpatrick was a blacksmith States under the civil service, 25,-1 The tabulation of the registra-
Skagway, Alaska.— About $250,- and, oh ! what a fall there was, my
with a wife and three small child 000 having previously been put in j tion figures just completed by of this county are provided for in 1000 in gold in the Wells-Fargo countrymen !
ren, 10 years ago. He suddenly the classified list by the President. County Clerk Fields, indicates
» Company express office was over
The same reductions, 30 to CO
here recently. Miss Philpot . , 1 , /
1 , , _
disappeared and shortly there
While postmasters in the desig-1 that the East Side will out vote died
ooked by a robber who sandbag per cent to the consumer!
after. the body of a man resemb n » 'jd class will be taken care of! the West Side nearly two to one, , ».
ged Herbert laylor, the company
Madison, Wis., did the same,
ling Fitzpatrick was found crushed under the order, unless proved un-i the totals being approximately death, was worth $100,000.
and pther cities have worked it
The will instructs her adminis-.
at Bluefield, W. Va.
fit, vacancies in the future will be j 30,000 and 16,000.
The robber took a package con- out along similar lines. What’s
“ My husband left me on the filled by the Civil Service Commis-! However, as there are no issues trators to amply care for all old
$1,200. When Taylor went the matter with Portland! Vote
13th o f the month; in all, he has sion, upon reports of postoffice in- j on which sectional feeling has
room for a bucket of j the $200,000 pnbli market bonds
been gone 13 yearr, " M he re spectors. in the ease of offices p a y -! been aroused, the discrepancy in
who had been in to be issued as needed for public
turned to Virginia on the 13th of ing less than $500 a year. For ¡voting strength of the two dis-
widows and requires
*truck h 'm
" mrket " ’" " ‘ "«'•tion, charging
this month. I am afraid to trust offices paying more than $500 a tricks is unimportant. The total ing „ grass
-.-------— the ,
him. My love for him is dead,” year, one of three applicants in j vole in the county outside of Port- spinsters cared for to prove they ‘ he head,
I are 40 or more years of age.
Taylor was found unconscious.
said Fitzpatrick’s wife.
highest standing will be chosen.
land is 4512.
AND HES ‘IN”
GRADUATED TAXP NO!!
Vote Single Tax, and You Vote Land Values from Under
Your Feet and a Roof from Over Your Head, Mr. Homebuyer
HIS LOVE NOTE
GIRL TO AID HER
BLOWS UP GIRL FATHER S SLAYER
LOVE WAS DEAD
IF MAN WAS NOT LESS SPOILS FOR
TWO TO ONE VOTE LEAVES FORTUNE ROBBER MISSES
FOR OLD MAIDS OUT ON $250,000