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THE JtfOBSiyG OBEGONIAN, IOT3AiV APRIL, -28,- 190bV
DELEGATES TO THE OREGON DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE CONVENTION VISIT THE LEWIS AND CLARrTEXPOSITION GROUNDS AND ARE PHOTOGRAPHED AT THE FORESTRY BUILDING
J. D. Mallock, of Eugene.
Colonel K, IV. Richardson,
President National Good
E. L. Smith, of Hood RUer.
Tresldent Orejon Devel
Tom Rlchardion, Secretary
of Oregon Development
LOUD if FOR
Oregon Development League
Demands Better Trans
URGE COMPANIES TO BUILD
Resolution Is Passed Favoring He
vocation of Licenses to Saloons
Near Entrance to the
"Happy to meet. Sorry to part. Hope- 1
ful to meet again." j
After a hearty handshake all around, j
and pledging each other that In the. fu
ture there would bo for them, no east,
west, north or south in Oregon, but one
united Oregon, the delegates to the second
annual convention of the Oregon Delevop
roent League adjourned yesterday after
noon, and shortly afterward most of them
were speeding to their homes. One of the
important announcements was made by
President E. L. Smith, who stated that A.
L. Craig, general passenger agent of the
O. R. & N., had just sent word that a
rate of one fare for the round trip would
be granted visitors to the Lewis and Clark
Exposition, by which they can make trips
to visit portions of the interior of Ore
gon. A dominant note was struck calling
on the railroad companies to furnish
transportation facilities to the portions
of Oregon lacking these. "How can we
best take advantage of the opportunity
afforded by the Exposition to make in
tending homeseekers interested in Ore
gon?" was another important topic. A
resolution calling on the Portland City
Council to revoke saloon licenses granted
lor liquor saloons at and near the en
trance to the grounds of the Exposition
was unanimously adopted.
Boats for "Upper River.
The convention opened for business yes
terday morning at 9:30 o'clock, and for
three hours the delegates listened to the
reading of resolutions and the delivery of
speeches. "Portage and boats," was the
slogan of a resolution offered by A. H.
Devers, and adopted:
Whereas. The Portage Railway from Big
Eddy to Celllo. In the County o Wasco. State
of Oregon, la now approaching completion,
Whereas. The use of the waterways of this
and adjacent states Is or the -utmost Impor
tance in furthering the development of the
entire Jforthwest, and.
Whereas, Said Portage Railway was hunt
to aid the producers and consumers alike in
obtaining reasonable rates for transporting
freight throughout the enUre Northwest, and,
Whereas, The members of the Open River
Association, as well as other citizens of this
etate and- the states of Washington and Idaho,
are now planning to place steamers in serv
ice on the Columbia and Snake Rivers to op
erate in conjunction with eald Portage Rail
way; now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That It is the sense of this con
vention that every aid and encouragement
ehould be given the establishment of boat
lines to operate on said rivers and to the
end that said boats may be put into, prac
tical operation at the earliest possible date;
and be It further
Resolved, That it Is the sense of this con
vention that the rates for freight over paid
Portage Railway should be fixed at a mini
mum In order to give the relief that said
railway was designed and built to furnish.
Build More Railroads.
"Better transportation, and more of.lt,"
was the kernel of a resolution introduced
by Henry Hahn, and adopted:
Whereas. Practically all of the railroad systems-
operating in this state are under one
control and one management, and
Whereas. Tor a number of years past but
little additional mileage has been built in
this state, and
Whereas, A large portion of this state Is
now without proper transportation facilities,
Whereas. Said portions ot said state have
great natural resources and large bodies of
unoccupied lands, whldh only need transpor
tation facilities in order to be settled upon
and developed, and
Wlurcas. It is absolutely essential to the
Interests of this state and to all parts and
portions thereof that such transportation fa
cilitles be -furnished at once, and
Whereas. On several different occasions di
rect statements have been made that new
roads would be built and extended into the
Interior of the state, as well as to the coast
bectlons thereof; now, therefore, he It
Resolved, That the Oregon Development
League, composed of members from all parts
of the State of Oregon, does hereby express
Its xegrct tnat said -roads have not been built,
and docs hereby earnestly request the said
transportation companies to build railway
lines and furnish transportation facilities U
the portions of this state now without them.
Indorsed by Judge Lowell.
In indorsing the resolution. Judge S. A.
Lowell, of Umatilla, said: "We of East
ern Oregon have come here to strike
hands with those of the western part.
There is no difference between the people
of various sctions of Oregon. I wish the
people of the Willamette Valley could
come to Central Oregon and see that re
gion, almost as large as Ohio, without a
mile of railroad traversing It, and that
our people could come and see the re
sourceful Valley, and then there would be
no east, no west, no north, no south, but
all would be for Oregon. We who de
mand for our state the transportation
facilities it deserves are glad to have this
resolution come from Multnomah Coun
ty, and should be p.nlted as the people of
Jefferson Myers Speaks.
"I have for some years been a strong
advocate of county exhibits in our
various fairs, and especially at our
Exposition, for the reason that 1 be
lieve the vsitior and the Investor would
then come directly Into contact with
the people who know and understand
their community," said Jefferson Myers,
president of the Lewis and Clark State
Commission. "I would find it impos
sible to personally give a detailed
statement of the conditions in Lano or
Douglas County, when as a matter of
fact I have been raised within 100
miles, of this district. But I dare say
my knowledge is 'probably as full as
that of the average business man who
has been selling thousands of dollars'
worth of his wares in that district
from the City of Portland. I have be
lieved in a theory of advertising that
would be and is beyond doubt of great
value to our state, and that is for each
country newspaper to publish annually
or semi-annually a number giving a
good and complete write-up of its town
and community, its resources, and then
ask Its subscribers to send each a copy
of this paper to "some Eastern friend.
Personally, I believe that no state
ments can be prepared that are more
reliable than this class. They are
written from the spot from which you
want the Information and by men who
are familiar with the situation and
Rich Lands Lie Idle.
"Our lands in Oregon at present are
not producing one-tenth of what they
should. We have a district in South
eastern Oregon that I do believe will
produce as much grain as the whole of
'the State of Oregon Is now producing
if it were given an opportunity to
transport Us product to market, and
this immense area will provide homes
for at least 100,000 families. Now. why
should our people expect to build up
a great city in Portland, or great cities
in the "Willamette Valley, when we are
permitting this vast amount of wealth
to lie idle without any attention given"
to It whatever? It is true that at pres
ent there is some discussion as to the
advisability ot arranging Tail trans
portation for this district, but it should
be the effort of this association and ev
ery association within this state to aid
this project by every possible means.
"Our state at the present time is
supplied with the nucleus of a great
school system, comprising common
schools, universities and colleges. "We
must not overlook the fact that to en
courage the best class of people to be
come residents and citizens of our state
these institutions of learning must he
fostered, and should "by all means be
given sufficient support by some meth
od to make the equal of any within our
country. Let It be said that every boy
and every girl who comes into the
State of Oregon and receives a diploma
from one of the Institutions of learn
ing has received a training the equal
of that to be obtained in any section
of the United States."
On the, motion of Dr. W. G. Eliot, Jr.,
chairman of the Exposition committee on
congresses and conferences. It was agreed
that the convention should co-operate
with the Civics Congress to be held at
the Auditorium, Exposition, August 14-19.
Horticultural Section Reports.
Wilbur K. Newell, chairman of the hor
ticultural section, read the report of his
section, and it stated in part:
In order that the fruitgrowers of this state
may raise the standard of quality In our
fruits produced and marketed it Is absolutely
essential that we adopt better and more up.
to-date mothods of caring for our products.
A few sections of the country have "demon
strated what can be done by Intelligent, united
effort, and It la for the rest ot the state to
fall in line and do likewise.
We have good laws on the subject of fruit
Inspection, but the lawa should have better
enforcement, and In order to accomplish this
must have more machinery.
Of course, we realize that It Is absolutely
impossible for even the most careful growor
to prevent an occasional Inferior apple getting
into a box, but we can set a standard so that
not over eight or 10 per cent of wormy ap
ples will be allowed sold In a box.
In the matter of markets for standard fruits
there Is 'never any lack of demand for the
high-class fruit In fact, we can hardly supply
the demand; but In years of plenty there arc
many pretty small sizes of apples and apples
that do not rank high In quality, for which it
is difficult to secure remunerative prices.
For the full and proper development of the
fruit industry we need several more fruit can
neries In this state. Unquestionably Oregon
can produce the finest quality of fruits of
any place in the world, and we can produce
them as cheaply. The only drawbacks in the
canning business hero are the high prices of
labor and of sugar, but we believe that our
other advantages will more than offset the
We wish to call the'' attention of the officers
of the different boards of trade throughout the
state to this matter of locating canneries In
the different districts.
Mr. Newell concluded by asking that a
horticultural exhibit worthy of Oregon be
made at the Exposition, and stated that
each local Board of Trade should have
representatives at the Exposition who
would direct homeseekers to desirable lo
cations and lands within the state.
State's Dairying Industry.
J. .W. Bailey, State Dairy and Food
Commissioner, submitted the report of hla
section, which' was adopted:
During the last six years the dairy Industry'
of Oregon has developed from prac
tically nothing to its present propor
tloca. There are now 110 cream
eries producing 5, 500, COO pounds of butter,
valued at 51.375,000; 70 cheese factories pro
ducing 2.250.000 pounds of cheese, valued at
$247,500. The dairy butter produced amounts
to 3,000,000 pounds, value. $540,000; the value
of milk sold In cities Is $4,000,000; condensed
milk, 166,600 cases, value, $583,310; cream sold
in cities, $307,000, making a grand total of
Particular attention is called, to the con
densed milk Industry. Three years ago every
can of condensed milk used in this state was
imported from the Middle West states. Today
Oregon Is shipping large quantities of this
product to the Mississippi Valley, the South,
as well as the Orient.
At our committee meeting the arrangement
for the exhibit of dairy products at the Lewis
and Clark Fair was taken up. Richard Scott,
of Mllwaukie, reported that adequate refriger
ated space would be furnished free of cost to
Oregon creameries and cheese factories In
which to display their Oregon dairy products.
It was decided that it this Hp ace Is cred
itably filled t will attract as much and as
favorable attention as any other exhibit on
the- grounds. It is strongly urged that each
district see to it that It Ib represented.
A resolution was adopted to the effect that
special dairy literature ought to be prepared
tor distribution at the Exposition.
It was recommended that the Oregon Devel
opment League be requested to appoint a com
mittee, consisting ot the following persons:
W. D. Cotton. W. H. Chapln, O. M. Brown,
T. S. Townsend and J. W. Bailey, to prepare
and publish a booklet exploiting the dairy'
industry of Oregon.
"Work of Agriculturists.
The agricultural report submitted by
Colonel E. Hofer, of Salem:
That the Oregon Development League, In con
vention assembled, request from the trans
portation companies operating lines in Oregon
that they establish a uniform .one-fare rate
to all visitors to' the Lewis and Clark Falr
from other (tales, territories or foreign coun
tries from Portland to all points In this state,
with at least 15-days stopover privileges.
Wc recommend that a transportation com
mittee ot flvo persons representing the various
sections ot the state bo appointed by this
convention to make all reasonable efforts to
secure these concessions from the transporta
That the League Indorse the request of the
Agricultural section . for the improvement of
the Upper Willamette River from Salein to
That the League - Indorse the request
that the locks and canal at Oregon City be
made tree to river transportation by their
earliest possible acquisition by the National
That we request the League to heartily In
dorse the continued Improvement of our Coast
harbors. Including Tillamook Bay. Taquina
Bay, Sluslaw Bay anad Coos Bay. and that
this entire association of commercial bodies
use Its Influence to encourage the construction
of railroads from tho Interior to these ports.
This report was also adopted.
The Good Roads Section.
As for the report of the good roads sec
tion, the principal part of it has already
been given in these columns. This por
tion is new:
Resolved. That the delegates ot Oregon to
the annual convention of the National Good
Roads Association, to be held In Portland
June 22-21. 1003. be as follows: The
Governor, Secretary of State, State
Treasurer. the County Judges, County
Comrnls'Ionens, County Surveyors, County
Roadmasters and Road Supervisors of the sev
eral counties: the Mayors of the cities of Or
egon: the presidents and secretaries of all
development leagues. Boards of Trade and
commercial bodies of the state; ten delegates
from the state at large to be appointed by the
Governor; five delegates to be appelnted by
each Development League, Board of Trade
and commercial body, and 20 members from
each county to be appointed by the County
Court of each eounty.
Address by Richardson.
P.. W. Richardson, of Omaha, Neb.,
secretary ot the National Good Roads
Association, was expected to have ad
dressed the convention Wednesday, but
his train was delayed by slides on the
Union Pacific railroad. In Wyoming. A
committee consisting of Judge Thomas
F. Ryan, of Clackamas: Judge J. H.
Scott, of Marlon: Judge S. A. Lowell, of
Umatilla, and Dr. James W ithycombe,
of Behton, visited Colonel Richardson
at his hotel yesterday morning and es
corted him to the Marquam Theater,
where he was warmly greeted.
"It is an unexpected pleasure to be
presented to you, bringing a question
of highway Improvement," said Colo
nel Richardson. "It is such a common
question, so much the business of ev
erybody, that it is the business of no
body. President Francis, of the Louis
iana Purchase Exposition, said if' he
had the Fair to do over again, he would
commence to build the roads, for they
had had to drag everything over mud
at a great loss. It seems to be the
habit to put off road improvement until
the last. It is the nearest thing to
us, the -most democratic and common
of our institutions. The man living In
the towns is as much Interested In the
roads as the one living along the side
of the road, and it Is an Injustice which
says that the one owning abutting
property shall keep that road up and
pay the expense. The road is the very
basis of our social and economic ad
vancement, and all should bear their
Just share of the cost. I congratulate
you, Mr. Chairman, secretary, officials
of the Lewis and Clark Exposition and
gentlemen of Oregon, that you have
said that shall be a show not only
within the gates of the Exposition; not
only of Oregon, of Washington or of
California, but of the whole Pacific
Coast, and that you propose its bless
ings shall be carried to the uttermost
parts of the earth."
Conclusion of Session.
A speech was made by A. Bennett,
editor of the Irrlgon Irrigator, and he
said In part:
"One year ago Irrlgon had a wind
jammer named Holbrook, a Chinese
cook named One Lung and a yellow
dog. Today we have 500 people, schools,
churches, a fruitgrowers union and
more. Our town in 20 months will be
as large as Hood River. So much for
Irrigation. "Watch us grow."
Tom Richardson, secretary of the
League, followed in a speech on gen
eral prospects ahead, and his predic
tions were of a rosy hue. These were
followed by a roll call. A message was
received from the Ashland Board at
Trade that at a meeting just held
$1500 had been raised for development
purposes. The convention adopted the
usual resolutions of thanks. 1
After business, pleasure. At 2' o'clock
all of the delegates who remained
boarded special trolley-cars at First
and Washington streets and visited the
Lewis and Clark Exposition, where
they were twice photographed. As
usual, the Hood River delegation In
fun and -repartee about owned the
crowd. A few of the pilgrims are to
remain here until tomorrow, visiting
friends. " But the hits convention is
UP TO SLAUGHTER - HOUSE
If It Does Not Move Health Officers
Will Take Possession.
Deputy City Attorney Fitzgerald yester
day consented to the postponement of the
cases against the proprietors of the Pa
cific States Packing Company, operating
the offensive slaughtcr-houi'e on the
Macadam road. One week's time Is given
the defendants to decide upon what
courfHi they will pursue with reference
to moving or not moving the plant to a
point outside the city limits.
While Mr. Fitzgerald does not wish to
be arbitrary regarding the matter, he
nevertheless will insist that the defend-;
ants come into court next Thursday with
a definite reply. While the cases are
being continued from time to time in the
Municipal Court, hundreds of people liv
ing In the vicinity of the slaughter-house
are being driven to distraction by the
odors that emanate from the fertilizing
plant and the slaughter of nnimaly.
James M. Neal and his associates, les
sees of the plant formerly owned and
operated by Councilman L. Zimmerman,
have not Introduced any evidence in their
defense before Judge Hogue, but they
will be obliged to do so next Thursday,
unless they decide to move their slaughter-house
outside the city limits, or wish
to be found guilty of violating two city
Charges of operating a slaughter-house
and of maintaining a public nuisance arc
against James M. Ncal and associates,
and If found guilty as charged, proceed
ings will immediately be instituted to
close- the plant of the company.
City Health Officer Biers?dorf, who filed
the charges, is empowered by law to seize
the slaughter-house, tear It down or to
place a deputy in charge to see that no
animals are killed there and that no of
fensive odors emanate from It. These
things will be resorted to. in case of a
fight being made by the proprietors.
AS CATTLE TIDES
Three Men Are Captured and
Lodged in Jail.
DISCOVERED BY CHANCE
Scottish Itlte Ball.
Under the glare of 400 electric lights and
In a ballroom festooned with flowers of
all descriptions, in which there were hun
dreds of growing palms and lilies, the
members of the Scottish Rite, with their
wives and sweethearts, danced at the Ca
inedral last night for the last time this
season. It was known as the "Salem"
night. In honor of the many members of
the Scottish Rite lodge at that city who
attended the ball. There were about 50
couples from Salem. Many persons from
the other surrounding towns also attend
ed. The music for the occasion was fur
nished by Parsons' Orchestra, which con
sisted of 20 pieces. Punch was served in
a small room adjoining the ballroom.
After the dance the guests repaired to the
banquet-hall, where plates were laid for
nearly 500 guests. The banquet-room was
also beautifully decorated. An elaborate
repast was served. Six balls are held at
the Scottish Rite Cathedral each year.
As this was the last one of the season,
an especial effort was made to crown J.he
affair with success. In which the Portland
members succeeded beyond all their expectations.
Two Citizens. After Night Vigil, Take
4 Them in Charge at Hlflc"s
Point and Give Them Into
Custody of Police.
After an all-night vigil in -the lonely
woods surrounding Columbia Slough,
Michael Tanner and John Sweetbaur
rounded up Fred Pollleghklet, Fordlnand
Powell and Albert Raymond at the points
of Winchester rifles and herded them over
the roads to Williams avenue, where they
turned over the prisoners to Sergeant of
Police Taylor and Policeman Sinnott, at
daybreak yesterday morning.
The trio are suspected of stealing cattle.
! but as yet only a charge of slaughtering
j one cow in the city limits Is placed against
l them. On this they were arraigned yes
terday before Municipal Judge Hogue,
pleaded guilty, and their cases were con
tinued. They were held under ball of $500
each, and are In the City Jail in default.
Policeman Circle, who was detailed to'
assist In the case, went to the place in
the wood3 near Columbia Slough where
the cow was killed, secured the hide and
seized the meat. This Is to be held for
evidence. Owing to the fact that It has
been Impossible to ascertain whose cow
was killed by the three prisoners, the po
lice have been unable to learn whether
the animal was stolen. The presumption
of the officers Is that she was.
There has been considerable cattle-stealing
going on of late at the various milk
ranches about the city, and great Indig
nation prevails among those concerned.
Michael Tanner alone has lost five cows of
fine quality within the past few months,
and8 others have suffered in a like propor
tion. It was a chance proposition that brought
about the arrest of the trio of suspected
cattle thieves. Young John Sweetbaur
was accompanying Mrs. Tanner home
from a meeting shortly before midnight,
whenhe espied a wagon higher up on tho
hill. Investigation proved that there wa3
a load of beef In it, and he ran for Mr.
Tanner. The latter came with twoTlfles.
i and he and Sweetbaur decided to He In
wait for the three men with the outfit
"We did not know what would happen
should we make an attack in the dark
ness.' said Mr. Tanner. "Wc supposed
they would be ready to fight for their
liberty, and we thought we could combat
them better in daylight. When morning
came, they started out, we confronted
them with drawn weapons and command
ed them to wheel about and return to the
city. We made them drive In to Williams
avenue, where we summoned the police
and delivered our prisoners."
The three prisoners are father-in-law,
son-in-law and nephow. They arc said to
live at Hocklnson. Wash., whora they aro
supposed to own ranches. On the charges
now facing them, they can be fined as
high as $500 and be sent to jail for 90
Street-Car Jumps Track.
Car No. 34, on the Sunnyside and Mount
Tabor line, jumped the track on" Belmont,
near Thirtieth street, at 6:C0 o'clock last
night and plunged across the sidewalk
and the fence in front of a residence. The
car was bound for the barn in the city.
The front wheels struck some fine gravel,
raising them off the rails. Only the mo
torman and conductor were aboard, and
neither was Injured. Traffic was incon
venienced until the wreck was cleared
Tired and nervous women And, held in
Hood's Sarsaparilla. In enriches thclr
Teamster Ilescucs Girl.
Arthur G. Andrus was driving his de
livery wagon along Falling street. Tues
day afternoon, when he saw a woman run
Into the street and call for help.
''My daughter's fallen into a cesspool,
can't you help me?"' she cried. She was
Mrs. H. C. Haack. of 366 Falllnc. Her
16-year-old daughter had fallen through
the planking in some manner.
Andrus made an improvised rope out of
the harness, and, with the assistance of
Mrs. Haack. lowered himself into the
deep pool. Ho got the rope under the
girl's arms, and then climbing to the
top, hauled her to the surface. Both
were nearly overcome.
MILLIONS OP PEOPLE
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Strength and Vitality.
"Simply for the want of a little
strength and vitality," said a member of
Woodard, Clarke & Co., "there are mil
lions of people in this, world, and a large
number right here in Portland, who are
dragging themselves around half dead and
half alive, and It hardly seems to them
that life is worth living.
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ments of cod liver oil, without a drop of
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will purify and enrich the blood, invig
orate every organ In the body and create
strength as nothing else known to medi
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"Mrs. M. A. Cassidy, a prominent edu
cator and Superintendent of Schools. Lex
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"We ask every weak or aged person in
Portland, every person who is run down,
overworked, nervous or debilitated, and ev
ery one suffering from severe colds, hang-Ing-on
coughs and incipient consumption,
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