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ST. JOHNS, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY 8. 1908.
Governor Chamberlain Outlines His Policy in His
Address in St. Johns Last Week
Governor Chamberlain paid a
well deserved compliment to St.
Johns in his opening speech in
Uickncr's hall on April 28th. He
said: "I have been nominated by
my party as a candidate for United
states senator, and this represent
ative gathering attests the interest
felt in the campaign now in prog
ress. No city in 'the state has
shown more enterprise and energy
than this during the past two ot
three years; none has grown with
greater rapidity; none has proven
itself more aggressive in commer
cial and industrial development,
and I feel that I have been honored
in being permitted to make the
opening speech of this campaign to
my fellow-citizens here."
Continuing the governor said
that tic eyes of the nation were
upon Oregon not only because of
the rapid advancement being made
here and because of the great pros
perity, but because of the advanced
ideas of government manifested in
the state, Oregon leading all the
other states in the matter of popu
lar legislation. Speaking of the
old way ot electing senators as
compared with the election by
statement No. i, Governor Cham
berlain said: "Suffice it to say, that
for 30 years senatorial elections by
the legislatures have at times be 11
marked by acts so crimiuul that
those who have been elected in
These arc some of the things
which he outlined as the objects
for which he would strive to the
utmost should the people elect him
to the senate of the United States
'joveruor Uhatnberlain is a very
able and interesting speaker.
good story teller, a logical rcasoncr
and held the crowded house from
start to finish. Another address
like this about the day before clcc
tiou here would make a big vote
for his excellency as United States
senator. We have heard many
words of praise of his address, and
from men who do not as a rule
vote the democratic ticket.
flic M. W.A. baud went to Ash
laud, Monday, to attend the trf-cu
ninl state convention of the Modem
Woodmen. Three years ago this
convention was held in Maker City.
1 lie band boys went irom here nud
are not yet done praising the royal
treatment they received at the
hands of the Uaker City people.
iney arc anticipating tlic same
good time at Ashland. The baud
will not return until Thursday.
Frank Chipiuau ami George Chaf
fee, expect to stay longer, possibly
during tlie summer. It wc were
inclined to be sporty wc would bet
dollars to doughnuts that about the
time a pair
n rinir n( tiri.llu ilnMIniinu
some cases were fitter subjects for write Frank and George what gay
the penitentiary than they were for times they are having In St. Johns
scats in the highest legislative while they are gone these lads will
body in the world." I tnkc a Filipino hike for home.
Kuvciuur men iuuk 1111 tintte n inmihcr of M . w. A l.
.a . . . . r . rifc.
tlic most prominent issues which sides the band will lc
claim the attention of the people 0Ce at the convention.
. - I - I .1 . fl l.f .. a I t a a I 1
nun picukcu iiiinscu 10 lauor 10 inc
utmost of his ability for the river
and harbor improvements which
Oregon needs, the reclamation of
arid lands, to remedy the .discrim
inating rates against Oregon lum
bermen, for tariff revision, to re
move the tariff on paper, for the
conservation of the national re
sources, in favor of the income tax,
of a postal savings banking system,
to a liberal pension for old soldiers
Sure it Pays.
The power of advertising
by a manager of the toilet
mcnt of a large New York
"We have six different makes of
one toilet article," he said, "and
they are so near alike in quality
that experts can't tell the difference
between tliem, yet we sell as much
of all the different wars for the of one as we do of all the others to
government wherever they were 'gether, just because the manufact
unable to labor, tint their declin- 'urer is everlastingly advertising h.
ing years may be free from care The other five sell In proportion to
and worry as a fit tribute to their, the amount of advertising given to
patriotism and faithfulness iu the them. If there is any difference in
trying hours of their country's dan- 'quality it is in favor of the poorest
ger. seller." New York Herald.
THE TROLLEY WAY
Is the only way to secure immediate delivery of your
goods at the most reasonable of transportation rates.
Therefore ring up the
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Operating electric freight cars between St. Johns and
Portland. We call for and check your trunks direct
Turn your trunk checks and shipping receipts
over to us and your goods will receive prompt attention
We have teams connecting with cars at St. Johns and
Get our rates before shipping. Special rates on car
load lots. Experienced and courteous employes.
Phone Main 358, Portland office.
Phone Main A 3358.
First and Flanders Streets.
C. W. STEARNS
Phone Woodlawn 818. Agent at St. Johns.
Office 105 E. Burlitigtou street.
Everything that's New. Nobby and
Uptodate for your Spring Suit
Cleaning, Pressing and Repairing
We call for and deliver Phone Richmond 941
PETERSEN & NOCE, Tailors
Open Sundays 10:30 to 12 noon.
Second door south of postoffice.
DOINGS OF THE CITY COUNCIL
An Interesting Session Tuesday Evening in Which a Large
Budget of Municipal Business Was Disposed of
The city fathers met iu their
fourth session Tuesday evening,
all being present. Communication
from the contractor on Polk street
asking 30 days extension of time
which was granted 011 motion of
S. V. Davidor requests through
his architects, Goodrich & Good
rich that grades be established on
all streets iu the section bounded
by Pcsscndcn, Richmond, Jersey
and the river. This matter was
deferred to an adjourned meeting
to be held next Monday night.
Iu the matter of execution al
lowed against the city iu the gar
nishment case against the city hall
fund to cover indebtedness of
$ 238.43, was ordered paid on mo
tion of Tryon.
Drayman Wilcox was granted
permission to improve Fcsscndcu
street between Kdisou and Decatur
at his own expense in order to
make it more convenient for him,
on motion ol Wiudlc.
Health and police committee re
ort no abatement of the cess-pool
nuisance at the French block which
s endangering the health of the
Dills to the amount of $185,00
Communication of chief of police
asking for assistance and making
recommendations was read. Among
the things asked for was that "old
torse ' where shall we dump the
garbage? Another was that the
curtains be drawn from the saloon
windows Sunday and that the glass
be made so thut a clear vision of
the interior may be obtained at all
times. Communication was ac
cepted and placed on file 011 motion
A number of resolutions were
adopted and an ordinance establish-
ug the grade on Kellogg street was
Alderman Hunter here suggested
that the council furnish the hall,
with some scats. On motion of
Tryon the building committee was
instructed to secure bids for fur
nishing suitable seats and report at
the next meeting.
On motion of Wiudle, the re
quest of M. Keeney to do the
street work on Kellogg street iu
front of his property and laying the
sidewalk there was granted, the
work to be done tinder the super
vision of the city engineer.
The matter of the water pipes
on Richmond street came up and
after consultation with the county
commissioners, the street commit
tee decided that they had no right
to do anything iu the matter, as
the street was a county road over
which the county had all control
and therefore it was not the busi
ness of the city to regulate the mat
ter. Lowering the pipe on Tacotna
street was referred to the street
committee to report at the next
Tlic base ball club made applica
tion through the mayor for a spe
cial policeman for the grounds the
same as other special police at a
salary of $1 per year. Mayor
mice appointed Pascal Hill as
special police for the grounds,
which appointment was confirmed
by the council on motion of Dobic.
The council then adjourned to
meet iu extra session next Monday
It might not be out of place for
us to say just a few words right
here. There has been a strong
cry against the saloons from a
large class of our citizens. There
is a determined effort being made
to put them out of our midst. This
has been occasioned by their indiff
erence to right, decency and justice.
If they will consult their own best
inteiests they v ill not wait until
the council compels them to remove
the screens from their windows
and clear the gluss so that the
interior of their places may be
open to the juspection of the police
that they inuy'oe nfile to determine
if the Sunday closing law is being
observed. A word to the wise
should be sufficient.
That Philadelphia street seems
to be a thorn in the side of the
council. They arc between the
devil and the deep sea. Some of
our good friends took exception to
our assertion that it looked to us
like spite work. We may have
been wrong iu our surmise, but
that is the way it looked to us.
No one has yet shown us wherein
it does the least harm to any one
individual to allow the grade es
tablished as the surface of the
street now stands. One of the res
olutions presented was to establish
the grade iu this maimer, but was
voted down. There is just a bare
possibility that it might afTcct the
grade between Ivanhoc street and
the railroad track to leave the
street up, by raising the grade, but
wc do not think so. If this should
be the case, then tlic grade would
have to come down, for this will be,
when improved, THIi street, and
the city cannot afford to permit
anything which will in any way
detrimentally atlect tlic grade or
other improvements of this street.
The question of extra night man
was included in the recommenda
tions of Chief Ulack. Sometimes It
is almost compulsory to have an
extra man on. At other times
again he is not needed. We be
lieve our tilderiiicu will do the wise
thing iu the matter, but to 11 man
up a tree it looks to us that to liuve
an extra man come on duty about
10 or it o clock p. in. aim remain
011 until the day man comes on iu
the morning would be n profitable
arrangement. If there is to be any
work by night prowlers it is more
apt to be after than before those
hours and greater vigilance should
be given after than before midnight.
St. Johns has been very fortunate
iu this regard, there having been
less of this work of the light fing
ered genus iu St. Johns than in
nuy other city of its size iu the
country, but this is no assurance
that we may not receive our full
share at any time, and the best
way is to be prepared.
Hilly Wiudle of the street com
mittee was wishing it would rain
Saturday nud Sunday to make the
"skimmings" 011 Jersey street iu
good shape to clean up. Hilly must
be a favorite of Jupiter Pluvius for
the precipitation was just about
right to make the work expeditious
and pleasant, and Hilly is doing a
nice job. Wonder where that oil
man is who smeared our streets
last summer. We paid him enough
to do a good job, Would It not be
a good plan for us to sprinkle our
streets this season ourselves nud
make the rakcoff of nbout 50 jwr
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D. C. ROGERS
Loans and Insurance
120 JERSEY STREET
Cull in nnd see my List of Property. Uurgains
every one. Buy St. Johns property now while
the prices are low. You can double your money i it
one year on some of it.
Alorc University Matter.
Do we want universities that will
teach plutocracy or democracy?
Private universities have to be
maintained by gifts of wealthy
patrons. Their teachers must cut
their teachings to fit the opinions
of the men who foot the bills. The
weak-kneed professors submit. The
bold tmd truthful ones are turned
out. This has been shown on the
Atlantic seaboard, iu the Mississ
ippi valley and 011 the Pacific coast.
Heujamiu Andrews, president of
Drown University, was turned out
by the rich men who control that
university because he stood by the
people in 180G. Professors lily
and Vebleii, of Chicago, were dar
ing enough to speak for the people s
rights, and to criticise some of the
encroachments of corporate wealth.
lolin I). Kocketeller inquired or
President Harper what he thought
he was supporting the university
for, and Uly nnd Vebleii were in
vited to go further and to do it in
a hurry. At Stanford, too, K. A.
Ross told some truths about corpo
ration methods, and Mrs. Stanford
insisted on having his head. Pro
fessor Howard .stood by Ross and
his head came off too.
Mark what became of these men.
Turned out of private institutions
for their courage nud honesty,
these men were promptly reap
pointed to better positions iu state
universities. Andrews is the head
of the University of Nebraska.
Kly and Ross are professors of the
University of Wisconsin, of which
I.aFollette is u product. Howard
Is iu the University of Kansas.
These universities are paid for by
the people, and the cause of the
people may he preached In them
when its voice is smothered iu the
universities the miltlouaitcM own.
The men who pay for the univer
sities control them.
1 Or do you think Standard Oil
maintains Chicago and Syrncti
nud Drown and other utii versitie
out of pure love of mankind ? The
one man who speaks loudest for
Standard Oil and against the Roose
velt policies and the ofteueut i
Chancellor Day, of the trtist-owiwd
Syracuse university. The majority
of our presidents, .seuntois, con
gressmen, governors, judges nud
prosecuting attorneys are trained
111 the universities. It is worth
the while of the trusts to control
the universities, and to train the
men who are going to make, inter
pret and enforce the laws to sh
illings ns the trusts see (hum.
Rockefeller thinks so. It is woith
millions to him to control the uni
versities. What is it wortli to the
Now the University of Oregon,
like all state universities, is on thu
side of the people. The Univer
sity professors are for governuunt
not only of the people, and for thu
IK'ople but by the jcoplc, too and
not by the trusts. Let no one for
get that Allen II. Katou, who
introduced the University appro
priation bill iu the last legislature,
and who speaks for the university,
signed Statement No. 1, when the
other friends of government by t lie
will of the ieople were scored to
Why then are Palmer and Walk
er and the I, inn county men to
hot to kill the state university ? Do
they want to turn the control of
(Continued 011 fourth page.)
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