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THE -MORNING .OREGOlOAlS' THURSDAY;. "JANUA'RT : 12, -i90o.
ARGYLL IS IN RIYER
Largest Oiltank Steamer on
Pacific Coast. -
PARTCARGO FOR PORTSMOUTH
Steamer Well Known Here in Former
Years as Freighter Dalles City
Only Slightly Damaged
Snowfall in Idaho.
The tank steamship Argyll, the larg
est oil-carrier on the Pacific Coast, is
on her way up the river and will reach
the oil dock at Portsmouth about day
light this morning. She is bringing
15,000 barrels of oil for the Union Oil
Companj'. The steamer left San Fran
cisco a week ago today with 25,000 bar
rels in her tanke, and proceeding first
to Vancouver, B. C. discharged 10,000
barrels at the sugar refinery there. The
capacity of the steamer is 30,000 bar
rels, or 1.200.000 gallons of oil. The
pumping equipment of the vessel is
built on such a large scale that she can
empty all her tanks in the short space
of four hours.
Before being converted into a tank
steamer the Argyll was a well-known
trader In these waters and made a num
ber of voyages from here to the Orient.
Bhe was formerly English, having been
built by TV. Gray & Co., at West Hartle
pool in 1892. The steamer is 320 feet
long. 40 feet beam and 24 feet depth
of hold. She is about the same size as
the Roseorans, but has larger tank ca
pacity. The Argyll is In command of Cap
tain Gilboy, who in past years saw
much, service in Northern waters. He
was master of the steamer Premier,
now the Charmer, which plied out of
British 'Columbia ports some 15 years
ago. The captain had charge of the
Premier In November, 1889, when she
was in collision with the Pacific Coast
Company's steamer Willamette. As a
result of this collision, which occurred
In American waters, the Charmer has
never since crossed the boundary line.
Like the Premier, the Willamette has
since changed her name and is now
known as theMontara. The change in
name was effected after she was wreck
ed on Denmah Island three years ago.
SNOWFALL BELOW AVERAGE.
Light Precipitation in December at
Headwaters of Rivers.
As bearing on the probability of high
water In the coming Summer. Observer
E. I. Wells, of the Weather Bureau of
fice at Boise, makes the following report
on snowfall In Idaho In the past month:
"Precipitation during the month was
generally below average, especially at
elevated points, and more than the usual
' proportion of what precipitation did oc
cur was in the form of rain, so that ex
cept In the mountains drained by the
Boise and Payette Rivers, porttons of the
Owyhee Mountains, and a few scattered
localities elsewhere, the depth of snow
at the close of December was less than
the average; in most localities the depth
was considerably less than average, and
a few correspondents report the llgntest
snowfall on record. In most sections the
snow is light, though in some instances
thn heavy rains of the closing days of the
inonth served to render the snow com
pact. While it is generally thought that De
cember snow is of most value in main
taining a constant flow of water In
streams during .the following season, iri
stances have been known where ihe
snowfall at the beginning of the Winter
was unusually light and where the fall
later In the season was sufficiently heavy
to result in a satisfactory waterflow dur
ing the Summer."
ONLY SLIGHTLY INJURED.
Steamer Dalles City Will Resume
Service in Two Weeks.
The injuries received by the steamer
Dalles City when she struck a rock
near Stevenson Tuesday are not serious.
There is a small hole in the hull for
ward, but that is about all the dam
age that was done. A force of carpen
ters will be sent up on the Regulator
this morning, who will patch up the
bole, when the steamer will be raised
and brought to this city. She will go
on the ways here and in two weeks"
time will be ready for service again.
The steamer Regulator will have to
care for all the business In the mean
time, as the Bailey Gatzert is out of
commission with her boiler removed,
the Tahoma Is leased by the Kamm
Line and the Metlako is being operated
by the portage road contractors.
Tug Traveler Is Fined.
ASTORIA. Or.. Jan. 11. (Special.) The
tng Traveler, which arrived from Hoouiam
today with the Northern Pacific Railwa'y
Company's barge Kalama in tow. was
fined KK)0 by Collector of Customs Robb
this afternoon for failure to carry a com
plete crew, as required by law. The tug's
license provides that when towing In
Gray's Harbor she need have but one
mate and one engineer, but when towing
outside she must carry two mates and
two engineers. She made the tow to the
Columbia River without securing the extra
The Traveler Is commanded by Captain
H. 1C A. Johnson and is owned by G. H.
Emerson, of Hoqulam. it is understood
licr owner will take aa appeal to the
department in Washington.
Steamship Association Formed. .
SAX FRANCISCO, Jan. 11. Articles of
incorporation have been filed by the
Steamship Association of San Francisco.
The capital stock of the association is
$100,000, and the Incorporators are Robert
Dollar, of San Rafael; W. G. Tlbbetts. of
Alameda: E. A. Christlensen. of San
Francisco: George D. Gray, of Oakland:
J. R. Hanfy, of Sausalito; C. R. Johnson,
of Fort Bragg, and Robert H. Swayne. of
Will Avoid Rate-Cutting.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 11. The rate
war between the steam schooners and the
Harriman interests, which operate tho
steamers Columbia and George W. Elder,
has beep averted for a time. The Steam
Schooner Managers Association has held
r meeting and concluded to find an
amicable solution to the problem, with
out resorting to rate-cutting, by confer
ence with the rival interests.
Pulitzer Returns to Station.
ASTORIA. Or.. Jan. IL (Special.) The
pilot schooner Joseph Pulitzer, which ar
rived In a few days ago for water and
supplies, went outside today to her sta
tion off the mouth of the river. Captains
Johnson, McVlcar and Wood are on board
Removing All Competition.
ASTORIA. Or.. Jan. 11. (Special.)
Negotiations are ou foot and will prob
ably be consummated soon whereby
Captain John Plckernell will sell his
steamers Shamrock and Mayflower to
the Callcnder Navigation Company for
a consideration of 520,000. The navi
gation company Is a combine of the
majority of the small steamers plying
on the Lower Columbia Klver and the
purchase of the PJckernell boats will
remove all opposition with the excep
tion of the steamer Mller.
Barkentine Hawaii Scuttled. ,
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 11The bark
entine Hawaii reached Kobe about a
week ago and has been scuttled In an
effort to subdue the flames. A few days
ago It was announced that the fire was
under control, but word came today over
the cable that heroic measures had to
be taken to save the vessel. The Hawaii
is owned by Hind, Ralph & Co.. of this
Frencn Cruiser at San Francisco.
.SAX FRANCISCO. Jan. 11. The French
cruiser Protet arrived here today
Honolulu and probably will
some time In this harbor.
The Hampton left down the river yes
terday, lumber laden, for Antofogasta.
The Brltsh ship Pythomene, from Ant
werp for Portland, was spoken December
11 in 45 north. C2 west.
The steamship Olympla moved yester
day from Montgomery dock No. 2 to
Oceanic, where she will load anotner lot
The French bark Eugenie Fautrel.
which has arrived with a full .cargo of
cement from Hamburg for Meyer. Wil
son & Co., moored yesterday at Columbia
dock to discharge.
The Ville de Mulhouse will shift today
from the Can Company's dock to Green
wich No. 2 to discharge the remainder of
her cargo. 500 barrels of cement, before
taking in ballast for her ontward voyage
to Australia. The arl. now at the
bunkers, goes down to the Can dock to
In referring to the closing of the port
of Nluchwang on December 1 the freight
report of Moller Brothers, of Shanghai,
makes a statement which will surprise
many who belittle the Importance of the
Asiatic coast trade. It says: "Never in
the annals of the last few years' history
of this port has the port been so simply
packed with tonnage, all eager to get
their cargo out and then off again. At
one given date no less than 62 steamers
were reported as lying tier after tier, all
struggling to get the few boats, coolies
and available discharging appliances."
Domestic and Foreign Ports.
ASTORIA. Jn. 11. Arrived at 9 A. 54.
Steamer Despatch, from San Francisco for
Tongue Point. Arrived at 0 A. M. A lug
with a barge. Sailed at 9:10 A. M. Steamer
Harrison, for Nehalem. Arrived at 3 P. M.
and left up at 7 P. II. Steamer Argyll, from
San Francisco via Vancouver. Condition of
the bar at S P. M., mooth; mind rasi, weather
San Francisco, Jan. 11. Arrived Steamer F.
A Kilburn, from Portland and coast ports;
war steamer Protet (French) Andegard, from
Honolulu; steamer Asuncion, from Seattle;
steamer Areata, from Coos Bay; steamer Uma
tilla, from Victoria
San Pedro. Jan. 11. Arrived Schooner Ho
nolpu and barkentine James Johnson, from
Yokohama, Jan. 11. Arrived previously Si
beria, from San Francisco, via Honolulu, Naga
saki, Shanghai and Hong Kong; Empress of
India, from Vancouver and Victoria, for Kobe,
Shanghai and Hong Kong; Hyades, from Scat
tie and Tacoma, for Hloco, etc, and Hong
Kong; Xumantla, from Portland, for Hong
Hlogo, Jan. 11. Arrived previously Soleus,
from Glasgow and Liverpool, via Colombo.
Singapore, etc., for Seattle.
London, Jan. 11. Sailed Raraeses, from
Hamburg, for San Francisco and Seattle.
Germany Does Not Fear America.
BERLIN. Jan. 11. Finance Minister
von Rhelnbaben. in Introducing the budget
In the Prussian Diet, referred to German-American
trade relations. He said
It was wholly erroneous that Germany
could gain anything through a decline in
the economic prosperity, of the United
States. The danger of American compe
tition, which had never been estimated
very high, had greatly receded since the
growing improvement of business in the
United States had broadened the con
sumptive demand there. The budget bal
ances at $678,376,250.
Young's Widow Coming West.
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 1L The widow
of Caesar Young will soon be again a
resident of San Francisco. She has writ
ten for her old apartments on Ellis street.
Mrs. Young resided at the same address
with her husband many years ago. leav
ing here only a short time before bis
yensatlonal death in New York.
Senate .Confirms Nominations.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 11. The Senate to
day confirmed the following nominations:
Howard D. Van Sant. New Jersey. Con
sul at Guelph. Onu; J. Hampton Moore.
Pennsylvania. Chief of the Bureau of
Manufactures. Department of Commerce:
Frederick S. Stratton. Collector of Cus
toms, San Francisco.
-REVIEW OF ONE LJ ETVR'S WOW
W. J. Burns Recounts the Successful Achievements of the Chamber of Commerce.
WHAT THE CHAMBKK OF COM
MERCE HAS ACCOMPLISHED.
.Sent out 50,000 pieces of Immigration
Helped to win 27 National conventions
Worked faithfully for river and harbor
Agitated Government ownership of '
Aided Open-River Association .in prt-age-road
Endeavored to persuade Harriman
lines to improve steaniolp facilities of
the port. I .
WJ. BURNS, the-retiring president
of the Chamber of Commerce,
gave a comprehensive view of
the year's work. The most encouraging
features are the stimulus given immigra
tion, the success in winning National
conventions to the city, the insurance of
the completion of the Portage Road pro
ject, the beginning of an agitation for
Government ownership of Willamette
Locks. The Oriental trade, however. Mr.
Burns says, has not flourished under the
Harriman regime, though the protest of
the Chamber of Commerce resulted in an
improvement of the steamship service.
Mr. Burns' report In part follows:
To the Members of the Portland Chamber of
Commnrce Gentlemen; We meet tonight, as is
our custom, to review the past, and I truu
also to take counsel as to the future.
The year that has jrone has been an active
one in many ways, but in none more so than
in the field of puMIe endeavor and the actlvttr
of public spirit. The approach of the Fair
has had much to do with this by bringing peo.
pie together and stimulating their public In
terest. IMMIGRATION The Chamber has not re
laxed its energies, as you will see when I tell
you that in Immigration matters its dally mail
la 25 to 35 letters, and that during the
year it has contributed by direct deliver" to
lno.ulrers 60.O00 pieces of immigration Ultra
tune, A large amount of advertising was also
done earl' In the year. In answer to one two
page advertisement In the Minneapolis Journal
and Drs Moines State Capital, we received over
PERMANENT EXHIBIT Our permanent ex
hibit of products has been kept up under the
able volunteer management of Mr. J. F. Batch,
elder, to whom the thanks of the Chamber are
very' deservedly due. A great many different
matters have come before the attention of your
board, of which you have been kept advised
through the monthly Bulletin, which is pub
lUhed under the auspices of the Chamber, and
continue to be a most meritorious publication.
I will only refer to a few of them.
CONVENTION'S The oecurlng o conventions
baa occupied a good deal vf our attention, and
WOULD PUT STOP TO WAR
(Continued from Page L)
stopping this effusion of blood and this
carnival of death?"
Consul Miller's Address.
The laz?t speaker of the evening was
H. B. Miller, Consul from the United
States to Nlu Chwang. He followed the
sentiments of Mayor Williams In his re
marks on the war between Russia and
Japan. In commencing he spoke of the
pleasure it gave him once more to return
from the sound of the cannon to the
meeting of men of peace. He told of the
wonderful change he saw in Portland since
"The United States." he said. "Is the
best part of the world: the Pacific Coast
the best part of the United States and
Oregon the best part of the Pacific
Mr. Miller then treated briefly of the
trade relations with China and the Orient,
and advised the Chamber to urge- that
Pacific Coast men be sent to represent
the commerce of the United States as at-
William 1. Wheelwright, New Irr-'
Ident Chamber of Commerce.
taches to the legations in China. He also
dwelt, on the steamship traffic conditions
and suggested remedies for them. Then
he turned to the discussion of the war In
He Favors Intervention.
"Mayor Williams," he ssaid. "has voiced
my sentiments. The contest is not one
for Manchuria, but for the life of Japan.
As far as we are "concerned it has a
deeper significance. If Russia could have
been left in possession of Manchurja for
five years she would have had an army
of 1.000,000 men there. If she had. stayed
there she would have dominated China
and the East. This was seen by Japan,
who knew that her life depended upon the
"I am not allowed, as a member of the
diplomatic force to say what I would like
to say. I perhaps will be censured for
sitting in a gathering where such senti
ments as Mayor Williams has expressed
were uttered, but you can read between
the lines that our interest in the outcome
of the conflict is as jieep as that of
"We have hopes of commerce In China
and we ought, by some means, to main
tain our Interest In that country. It Is
a certainty that in time other nations
will be called in to settle the question,
because other nations have interests
there. The day is coming when the voice
of our nation must be heard in deciding
the fate of the Orlent-
"It i3 not to our interest that any one
nation shall dominate China. Arc we to
allow the other nations pf the world to
drive us by their bayonets out of the
markets of the world? I think not.
Should Not Shirk Duty.
"I think that the war will be settled by
diplomatic means, but it will not be set
tled that way If the United States shirks
its duty. As I stated. I cannot say what
I would like to say. Perhaps I have said
more than I should in the direction of the
Interference of the United States In the
settlement of the war, but I feel that the
time has come for some action to be
taken by this nation to stop the strug
gle." At the conclusion of the remarks made
by Mr. Miller, Mayor Williams offered the
resolution quoted at the head of. this re
port, which was adopted with cheers of
New Officers Elected.
The business meeting of the Chamber
was held during the early part of the
the result is that 27 in all have been landed,
varying In character from the American Med
ical Association and Association of Traveling
Passenger Agents to the Concatenated Order
of Hoo Hooc Entertaining has alto not been
neglected, the most notable functions under
this head being the banquet to Mr. A. L.
Mohler. and also one to General Chaffee and
Quartermaster-General Humphreys. During
the year we also handled the matter of ar
ranging for the sitting of the Congressional
Merchant Marine CommlFsIon, the result of
whose labors you are all. no doubt, familiar
with. So far we see no direct benefits flowing
to us as a result to their deliberations, al
though there is no part of the country more
dependent on oc-an carriage. Local sentiment
here won't appear to be in favor of freer laws,
but this has apparently found no support at
the hands of the coxnroirolon.
RIVERS AND HARBORS Work on rivers
and harbora has been carried on so that the
conditions have improved, but much remains
jet to be accomplished. The Jetty at the
mouth of the river being a continuing contract,
we think we are Justified in expecting that we
will be taken care of in some way. What we
now most need is an appropriation from Con
gress of $300.(00 or so to provide for perma
nent Improvement! along the lower river, so
that we may be relieved of the ever-occurring
necessity of maintaining the ship channel.
This our Senators and Representatives are now
endeavoring to secure for us. The Willamette
locks being still private property, the Cham
ber has taken up the matter of the Govern
ment acquiring them, and the matter is now
also being dealt with in Washington. The
matter, however, of paramount Importance In
this connection is the bonding of the portage
road at The Dalles. This would remove the
last fetter to Portland's sway in the Inland
Empire, and convert that territory from the
debatable land of railway politics Into Port
land's private preserve. No stone should be
left unturned to carry out this project. The
Open River Association, working with our
open-river committee, has been constant in
season and out of season and working to this
end. More upon this subjoct will be given
you otherwise, but I would Just say here that
too much credit cannot be given to the gen
tlemen who 'have undertaken this work, and
when the road is an accomplished fact. I trust
vour gratitude to them will be forthcoming,
not merely In words, but In something more
ORIENTAL TRADE I regret to say that
Oriental trade has not grown up and flourished
with us. in spite of the lavish promises of the
Harriman system. For the most of the year
the steamthip service was most unsatisfactory,
with tbe consequence that a large portion of
our shipments had to be sent to the Sound.
This may not mean a calamity in one sense,
as tbe freight gets there Just the same, but It
! in the eenee that the trade showing of the
port is damaged and our claims for recognition
and appropriations by so much weakened. The
figure of the flour shipments from here and the
Sound for the last three years show that Port
land Is barely doing a third of the buslntsa.
The actual figures are as follows:
Portland. Puget Sound,
1002 420.000 1.100.000
1903 SSO.O0O 1.T73.0U0
1W.. ... - 575.000 1.500.000
Th- Chamber ventured to remonstrate with
the steamship company far the lack of facili
ties it Waa affording, but our Interference, It ii
meeting, at which the ' reports of various'
officers and committees were read a"hd
adopted and the officers for the coming
year were elected by unanimous vote.
The new officers are as follows:
President. W. D. Wheelwright, of Pa
cific Export Lumber Company: vice-president.
R. R. Hoge. pf Hoge & Swift; secre
tary, Samuel Connell, of Northwest Door
Company; treasurer. Ladd & THton; trus
tees, Hugh McGulre. of Pacific Paper Comi
pany; Julius L. Meier, of Meier & Frank
Co.; Edward Cooklngham. of Ladd & Til
ton: Paul Wesslngcr. of Henry Welahard
estate: Jay Smith, of Marshall-Wells
Hardware Company; J. Ernest Laldlaw.
of James Laldlaw Co.
During the evening Judge John H.
Scott, of Salem, spoke on the subject of
"Good Roads and How to Secure Them."
He advised- the. education of the people
as to the needs of the roads from a busi
ness' and commercial standpoint, and
asked that the sentiment of the Chamber
of Commerce be cast in that direction by
the appointment of a permanent commit
tee pri good roads, if It were possible i to
create such a committee.
Tom Richardson, of the Portland Com
mercial Club, also spoke of the compara
tive advantages of Oregon . over those of
I the Southeastern districts as a place in
! which to live.
I After a general Introduction, the new
; president spoke in part as follows:
1 The motto of Dumas Immortal Guards
men should be the motto of this Instltu
' tlon "On for all and all for one." Each
i member should lnlor toi the eood of alt.
! without considering his own advantage,
; knowing that thn powerful Influence, of tho
j entire body -of his associates will be es-
erted In his behalf when needed. But it is
not this -lively sense if benefits to come'"
which should be the animating and atimu-
latlng force. A sens of public duty, a
, pride Jn the city that causes her citizens
' to long for upright and Intelligent gov
ernment, for clean morals and clean street!,
for commercial supremacy and a glorious
name among ber sisters, a derlri to secur
advantage? and privileges for the weak ns
well as for the strong these are the mo
tives that should impel every member uf
the Chamber of Commerce to labor in sr
ron and out of season for all the ends that
culminate In commercial and civic greatness.-
And if we want the Chamber of (Tom
merce to have a stronc influence for god.
we must all be strong ourselvt-s, not only
in the qualities of energy and perseverance
that make for success, but In the attributes
of Justice, honesty and truth that make up
Hopes to Find a Way.
One of the most familiar jf the "wIpW '
aaws of earlier days is the one that ther j
Is strength in union, and I am not with
out hope that the way may be opened for
an amalgamation of thn three commercial
bodies that now exist. Into a strong or
ganization that will have rnuny advantages
over a house divided Into three parts. This
can only be done, however, in a spirit of cor
dial good will nnd of a determination that
all Interests shall be as fully rcprerented
and protected as any of them now are In
the neparate 'bodies. It is at least & mat
ter for consideration, and will very likely
be made one for negotiation, the result of
which I trust may be a bundle of fagots
as strong as that which served for an Il
lustration in the original proverb.
The speaker then referred to the rela
tions between the Chamber of Commerce
and the Government of the United
States, suggesting that there should not
be too much of the paternal element in
the general Government on account of the
danger that a growing habit of calling
for help from others Is likely to impair
the people's capacity to help themselves.
It la not well that the energy of tho in
dividual should be sapped by too much re
liance on Governmental aid, and It Is a
mistake to call on city, state or Nation to
do that for us which we can do ourselves,
and by doing which we shall gain strength
and self-reliance. In the matter of fr
access to the sa. the rivers and harbors
in the entire country are under tba care, of
Congress, and we have the right to call on
the Government, without any sacrlflcr of
self-respect, to make appropriations that are
commensurate not only with the lz and
importance of the waterways, but with tbe
seriousness of the obstacles that imped
navigation. We should have a. representa
tive of Portland interests In Washington to
see that the appropriations recommended by
the United States Engineer are- embodied- ls
the river and harbor bill. or. should that
fall, to get as larpe an amount as possible
in cash case into the sundry civil bill
IaStteBce of Ra.llrrds.
The most powerful of modem Influences in
the development of a country is the rail
road, but unfortunately corporations some
times forget that they have any duties to
the communities through which they pats
and on which they live. They Ignore th
fact of having received valuable privilege
from these communities, and they fotgt
also that their own prosperity is bound up
indlssolubly with that of the adjoining ter
ritory. Beside this, they have acquired a
habit of looking upon themselves as a final
court of appeal In all questions that comt
up between the public and themselves, which
fact, coupled with the practical disappear
ance of competition as the result of amal
gamation of hitherto independent organ!
rations, has aroused such a public senti
ment In the country that there are now no
lens than fir bills before Congress, each
having In view the enlargement of the
piwers of th Interstate Commerce Com
mission. This Chamber has indorsed tba
Queries-Cooper bill, and I should be glad
to see it take active steps toward ac
complishing Its passage. It Is not Im
proper to point out that the railroads of
this country offer an attractive field for the
lo be regretted, was not taken In very good
part. Unfortunately, also, it waa no: loyally
supported in its attitude by all those In In
terest, so that as much good an might have
been looked for was not accomplished, still we
think our protest, which we still consider fully
justified, was not without its etrect. ana condi
tions have since somewhat improved. Whether,
however, the prestige of the port 'can be re
gained Is a grave Question.
Our grain standard committee has also kept
up its usefulness by fixing grades for the en
tire Northwest, and also providing a system
of grain Inspection which is voluntary In its
operation. In -marked contract to the comuul-
sory system In force in our neighboring state,
which costs thousands of dollars per annum.
and has not yet demonstrated that 11 la an
example for ua to emulate.
In closing. 1 desire to refer to the Iras sus
tained by the Chamber of the .Uath of six of
Its active members Messrs. w. J. Honeyman,
Henry Welnbard. W. C Noon. A. R. Helntx.
Colonel J. T. Grayson and I. D. Peters all
good citizens, and gone, let us hope, to their
Our thanks are due our Senators and Repre
sentatives for active advocacy of all measures
we have brought before them, and we are
singularly fortunate in having such live rep
resentatives at the Nation's capital.'
In retiring. I do no with regret, aa I have
found much' satisfaction In the work. I only
hope my successor may be equally fortunate,
and that the good work and influence, of tte
Chamber may grow -aad Increase from yenr to
year. "ST. J. BURNS, President.
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W. J. Burns, Retiring President,
Investment of those vast and constantly In
creasing aggregations of capital held by
men connected with the Standard Oil Com
pany, and everyone familiar with' their
course in crushing Individual Interest to
establish a complete monopoly of their own
can easily Imagine what may be done by
the railroads in the way of absorbing all
the growing wealth of the country If Stand
ard Oil methods should prevail in their
management. There are numerous cases of
unjust and discriminative rates under the
present system, but if we should once get
into the clutches of the greatest monopoly
in the world, it will appear that, as it was
promised g-tftat the little finger of Iteho
boam. King of Israel, should be thicker
than the loin of his father, Solomon, the
bondage of Rockefeller shall ' be heavier
than the rule of Harriraan. "Finally, tho
President of the United StatesMs in favor
of a bill of this kind, and anyone who will
claim that Theodore Roosevelt Is not favor
able to the full exercise of all the rights
of all the- citizens of the United States, in
cluding the right to form, themselves into
corporations and get all that belongs to
them, is blinded to the light by .some para
mount Interest of selfishness.
Closely allied to this subject of the rail
road Is the question of steam communica
tion, and it is undeniable that the com
munity has suffered by Inadequate facilities.
I think we should plant ourselves on this
broad principle or justice, that the railroad
companies should give us means of trans
portation of all the freight that originates
.ssssftr ' ' sH
Samuel Connell, Re-elected Secretary
Chamber of Commerce.
here, or they should give other people the
chance to do so by allowing them the same
facilities for through business that they
grant to the line which they control and
.Should Think of Exposition.
It was said, for a year or two prior to
1S70. that the professional mind reader had
no difficulty in reading the thoughts of
Phlladelpblans every one of them was
thinking about the Exposition. If that
isn't entirely true of Portland in this year
of grace, one thousand nine hundred and
Ave. it ought to be. The single event that.
next to the Declaration of National Inde
pendence, Is tbe most notable, as far as Ore
gon is concerned, in the history of the couny
trv. is about to be celebrated under the
most favorable conditions and auspices.
While paying a full tribute to .the courage.
the energy, tho self-sacrifice, the good Judg
ment and the good taste of the directors
and officers of the Exposition Company, irt
us not forget how much is due to the public
spirit of that far-sighted and sagacious
man. the Hon. Henry W. corbelt. OIU age.
111 health and feebleness of body failed utterly
to dampen the ardor of that energetic char
acter, or to affect the workings of that
dominating mind. Whoever may have first
mentioned the matter, whoever or whatever
brought It to his notice, the fact is tnat
without him there would have been no Fair.
In spite of the tneory that expositions act
as temporary and baleful stimulants that
will surely be followed by disastrous reac
tion (a theory that has unfortunately been
more than once demonstrated by concrete
cases), he had absolute confidence that tba
effect of the Fair on Portland would be
permanently beneficial. Many of us who
thought otherwise, witnessing now toe
healthy and vigorous growth of the city
without any fictitious or speculative ele
ments, have come to his opinion, and the
fact that great cheerfulness as to the present
and future prevails at St. Louis tends to
confirm the general confidence that the
Ctty by the Lake" will be as the white
wiusa that symbollre prosperity and peace.
The directors and officers of the corpora
tion have Justified the highest expectations
of their ability, energy and good taste, and
they are entitled to all the Influence thai
this Chamber can swing, and all the as
sistance that its Individual members cau
give toward making this Exposition a tri
umphant success. It commemorates tbe
coming of the white man; It marks a cen
tury of progress; Its home Is an emerald
bank "set In a silver sea." protecteo Dy
wooded slopes, and sentineled by solemn
shafts of snow. It Is most fitting, therefore,
that tbe Exposition Itself, as well aa the
event It celebrates,- be commemorated ny
the transformation of this most beautiful
of all sites Into a public park for the people's
All the walks.
The pleasant arbors and new planted orch
To them and their heirs forever, common
To walk abroad and recreate themselves.
To be diligent and Industrious is well,
to labor for the common cause Is better;
but to provide for the happiness of those
voiceless generations of the future, wnot
applause shall never reach us, whose ap-
oreciatlon we may not .marie, wnose com
mendation will never come to use In th
way of compensation this Is the best of all
At the conclusion of the addresses a vote
of thanks was returned to the speakers
and the Commercial Club for its kind
ness in allowing the use of Its quarters
for the evening.
WORK FOR OPEN RIVER.
-What the Chamber of Commerce Has
Done for Canal and Portage Road
The open river committee's report
tells of the difficulties in the way of the
Celllo Canal project and also recounts the
advantages that will follow the com
pletion of the Portage road.
To the Chamber of Commerce: Your com
mtttee on open river begs leave to report
that the progress towards the canal and
locks at Celllo is naturally slow In op
eration. The work at Three-Mlle Rapids is
moving along as fast as the seamy rock
of the rapids and the stages of water will
The Portage Road.
The important relief measure known as
the portage road is in a fair stage" of realiza
tion. The effect of the portage road Is first
a speedy temporary relief from excessive
freight rates; secondly, the expediting and.
completing of canal and locks. The open
river effectively means free competition with-
in a graduating zone or tne territory triDu
tary to the river so opened. The railroad
will no longer be able to dictate rates with
in this zone, but will have to consider all
active water competition. Under such a con
dltlon it is safe to assume freight rates
must decline from 25 to 50 per cent, ac
cording to commodities and locality.
Ten years or more may be necessary for
the completion of the canal and locks at
Celllo. Present indications for immediate
appropriations are not promising, and the
full measure of benefits of an open river
will not be possible until the canal Is finally
In conclusion, your committee in behalf
of the Chamber desires to extend thanks
to K. E. Calvin, president of the O. R. &
N. Co.. to Messrs. Seufert Bros., of The
Dalles, and L H. .Taft. of Celllo. for the
right-of-way generously donated for the
portage road; to the business men of Port
land for their prompt financial aid enabling
the committee to continue Its campaign,
and for their liberal subscriptions to the
much-needed guarantee fund; to Messrs.
Smith. Mariner, Blalock and Peters, of the
Open River Association for their valuable
and untiring assistance; to the people of
the Inland Empire for their subscrip
tions to the deficiency fund for the com
pletion of the portage road.
L A LEWIS.
Secretary Connell's Report.
The essential points of tho annual
report of Secretary Samuel Connell are
given in the following synopsis:
Portland Chamber of Commerce, Gentle-
men: Herewith 1 beg to submit to, you my
report of the finances of the Portland Cham
ber of Commerce for the year ending De
cember 31. 1904: Total receipts,
total disbursements. $8424.03; balance, on
hand December 31. 1904.
The number of members In the Chamber
on January 1. tSX4. waa 33P. and at pres
ent Is 3C1. The Chamber has elected 25
new members during, the year, but lost 12
By failure -in and retirement from business
(Including the California houses which closed
their branch stores here), 6 by death and
5 by resignation, a total or 23 withdrawals.
SAMUEL CONNELL; Secretary.
Transportation Committee's Report.
The report of W. A. Mears. secretary
of the transportation committee, dealt
largely with the .shipping and railroad
situation and was in substance as fol
lows: President Portland Chamber of Commerce,
Dear Sir: During the year 1004 the trans
portation committee cf the Chamber of Com
merce has acted in an advisory capaclty
and has taken no active steps towards the
consideration of transportation problems that
are now existent in this part of the coun
Largely through the efforts of this com
mittee a freight organization has been in
stituted, comprising all the Jobbers and
manufacturers of Portland, Seattle and Ta
coma. and known as the North Paclfie Coast
Jobbers and Manufacturers Association.
it recommended the reduction on rates
of lumber to Omaha from Pacific Coast
terminals "from 40c to 50c per hundred
It has reversed Its former opposition to
the passage of the Quarles-Cooper bill by
Congress, and has recommended that the
Chamber aid its passage in all ways pos
sible, and request each member of the Con
gressional Delegation to work and vote for
The committee has recommended that the
ChRmber should strive to defeat the parcel
post hill now before. Congress.
It has further recommended that the
Chamber should take active steps towards
the prevention of the renewal of tho pres
ent exclusive contract between the Panama
Railroad and the Pacific Mall Steamship
The North Pacific Coast Jobbers ana Man
ufacturers" Association has actively taken
no such lmoortant matters as have arisen
between the ..shlppe and the railroads and
has succeeded in many Instances in o ring
ing about reforms In rates and classifica
tions. aV.d notably has secured such equi
table distributive rates Into Southern Idaho
as will give our Jobbers and manufacturers
an opportunity to get back a portion of the
trade, which was arbitrarily lopped off by
the Oregon Short Line and Southern Pa
cific, with the consent of the O. R. & N.
Co.. several years ago.
Praise From Senator Fulton.
The following letter, was received by j
Secretary Connell from Senator C. v.
Fulton. In relation to the work of the
Waslngton. D. C. Dec 29. 1904. Samuel
Connell. Secretary Chamber of Commerce.
Portland. Or. Dear Sir; As the end of the
year J004 approaches and we are about to
enter upon a new year ana new nu, m. isu
to express to you. and through you to the
Portland Chamber of Commerce! my high
appreciation of Its efforts during the past
to advance Oregon's Interests. Since I have
been In public, life I have come to a truer
appreciation of the importance of the place
occupied by the cnamDer in tne commercial
life of the Northwest. I find that its ex
pressions concerning matters pertaining to
the Pacific Coast, and particularly to Ore
gon, always command respect, ana are
given careful consideration throughout all
the departments of the Government. And
whenever I visit any of the departments
armed with a request from the Chamber I
feel that I am backed by the best and
most potent Influence obtainable, and one
that Insures a respectful hearing. Permit
me, therefore, to extend to you my con
gratulations on the splendid success mat
has attended your efforts in the past ana to
express the hope that they may result In
as full a measure of success during tne
I wish especially to thank you for the
very valuable aid you have so often sup
plied me In forwarding the Interests of our
state. Very respectfully. C. W. FULTON.
Express Messenger Robbed in Mexico.
EL PASO. Tex.. Jan. 11. A telegram
announcing the murder ot R. A Latta.
a, "Wells Fargo messenger, running be
tween this city and Mexico city, nas
been received by the company officials
In this city. The dead body or the
messenger was discovered In his cart
Ifis death, is believed to have been ac
complished by robbers, but the omcials
decline to state whether the express
car was robbed. They assert that no
details have as yet been received.
THE VALUE OF CHARCOAL
Few People Know How Useful It Is
in Preserving Health and Beauty.
Nearly everybody knows that charcoal
Is the safest and moat efficient disinfect
ant purifier in Nature, but few real
ize Its Value when taken In to the human
system for the same cleansing purpose.
Charcoal is a remedy that the more you
take of it the better; it Is not a drug at
all, but.simply absorbs the gases and Im
purities always present in the stomach
and intestines and carries them out of
Charcoal sweetens the breath after
smoking, drinking or after eating onions
and other odorous vegetables.
Charcoal effectually clears- and im
proves the complexion, it whitens the
teeth and further acts as a natural and
eminently safe cathartic.
It absorbs the injurious gases which col
lect In the stomach and bowels; it disin
fects the mouth and throat from the poi
son of catarrh.
AH druggists "sell charcoal In one form
or another, but probably the best char
coal and the most for the money Is In
Stuai-s Charcoal Lozenges; they are
composed of the finest powdered willow
charcoal, and other harmless antiseptics
In tablet form, or rather in the form of
large, pleasant tasting lozenges, the char
coal being mixed with honey.
The daily use of these lozenges will
soon tell In a much improved condition
of the general health, better complexion,
sweeter breath and purer blood, and the
beauty of it Is, that no possible harm can
result from their continued use, but on
the contrary, great -inefit.
A "Buffalo physician, in speaking of the
benefits of charcoal, says: "I advise Stu
art's Charcoal Lozenges to all patients
suffering from gas in stomach and bow
els, and to clear the complexion and puri
fy the breath, mouth and throat; I also
believe the liver Is greatly benefited by
the dally use of them; they cost but 23
cents a box at drugstores, and although
in some sense a patent preparation, yet
I believe I get more and better charcoal
In Stuart's Charcoal Lozenges than In
any of the ordinary charcoal tablets."
Chocolate is the one winter
drink that is -warming, com
forting and nourishing. If
all the little ones drank
Ghirardelli's, there would be
lots more happy families.
Made iastaatiy with hot mSk,
I suffered for a long tinlc with a bad
case of Catarrh, and took a great deal of
medicine without any benefit.
I had a continual headache,, my cheeks
had giowi purple, my nose "was alway9
stopped up, mybreath had a sickening and
disgusting odor, andlcoughed incessantly
1 heard of yourS. S. S. and mote you.
I commenced to use it, and after takisg
several bottles I -was cured and have
never since had the slightest symptom of
the disease. Miss Mary L. Storm.
Cor. 7th & Felix Sts., St. Joseph, Mo.
Wheeling, W. Va., May 29, 1903.
I had Nasal Catarrh for years for which I
used S. S. S. with very gratifying results.
I tried local applications for some time,
and getting no permanent relief I came to
the-conclusion that the seat of the trouble
was in the blood. Knowing S. S. S. to be
a good blood medicine I began its use,
and after using it for some little while it
did away entirely -with the offensive mu
cus in the nostrils, and I did not have to
hawk and spit, especially in the morning,
to dislodge the catarrhal matter.
1627 South St. Fred H. Press.
The filthy secretions and foul mucus that
are continually dropping back into the
throat, find their way into the stomach
and are absorbed into the blood. Catarrh
then becomes con
only way togetrid
of it is through the
blood. Write us-il
you have Catarrh,
aid our physici
ans will advise y oc
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Mm Men this paper Portland. Or
Stairway of 251tj Alder leading to my office.
"Cures While Tou Sleep."
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foraquarterof acenturyhas earned unquali
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POJ? TOILET AND BATH
Delicate enough for the soften
skin, and yet efficacious in removing
any stain. Keeps the skin in pereel
condition. In the bath gives all tba
desirable after-effects of a Turkish
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la tne mouui, tucers.
tallln? hair, bone palas,
catarrh, and oon't
know It Is BLOOD
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Pt-SpMsTPsna.. fr BROWN'S BLOOD
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to Portikid ooty oy JTRANK NAU. Portland
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