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TIIE 3TORXING OREGOXIAX, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1910.
E RULE PLAN
Mayors From Oregon Towns
to Convene to Discuss
MODEL LICENSE PLEASES llv
th city limits. I belter the model
license law would meet with general
approval. There would no longer be
liquor politics in the Councils were
the matter of granting licenses placed
In the hands of the Judges."
Decency First Aim.
W. B. Glafke. commission merchant.
a member of the association, said:
"The measure gives each locality an
opportunity to govern itself, to have
home rule, which it will insist upon
anyway, no matter what laws are
passed. I do not believe that Rose-
burg, for Instance, or any other city
in the state, should say how Portland
shall rovern Itself, any more than
Portland shall tell the people of Rose-
burs- how to conduct their affairs. As
for eliminating the dives, as proposed
by the Home Rule bill, that should be
done whether we have Home Rule or
MOUNT HOOD LINE
PLANT NEAR DONE
Powerhouse, Rising Under
Hands of Big Force, to Be
Completed January 1.
association He-solutions Result In
Plan to Harry Good Legislation-
Scheme la to Divorce
Liquor From Politics.
The plan of the Greater Oregon Home
Rule Association to regulate the liquor
trame by the adoption of the Bom
Rule bQl and co-ordlnat ordinance in
all the municipalities, as outlined in the
resolution adopted by the advisory board
and read at th mass meeting or tne as
sociation In to Armory Sunday night.
has attracted widespread Interest.
Members of the association ax so en'
thustastlo over th general approval of
the plan aa voiced by th audience at
th Armory and comment yesterday by
thos who read the resolution that
r&ngement are already being mad to
call a stat convention of Mayors of all
incorporated cities Immediately after the
election to discuss the model liquor li
cense ordinance with a view to adopt
ing the measure for home rule and the
Tpgulatlon of the saloon, or giving com
munities that choose prohibition under
th home rule law assistance to keep
Th first step In adopting the home
rule measure and the model liquor
license ordinance. said H. C McAl
lister, general manager of the Greater
Oregon Home Rule Association, "will
b to call a convention of the Mayors
ef the state to discuss the subject. At
that meeting the 'wets and 'dor
will b represented, the Mayors reflect
ing the local sentiment toward the Uq-
unr traffic for under the Home Rule
Mil each community reserves the right
to govern Itself. Of course, if there
are any 'dry cities in the state th
model license la would not particu
larly Interest the executives of those
cities. The mod.l lic-cse ordinance
will be submitted to the Mayors of the
wet' cities to carry back to their
respective councils for adoption.
City Councils to lie Entreated.
"Th convention will be held under
the auspices of the C -iter Oregon
Home Rule Association. The next step
will b to Influence th city councils,
through our branch organisations,
which we have In every county In the
state, to adopt the model ordinance.
We will have had the opinion of the
Mayor by that time and little difficulty
would be encountered in changing the
resjularlty laws of the liquor traffic
It la Idle to say that the Greater Ore
gon Home Rule Association could not
accomplish these results.
The association, composed of th
substantial, cool-headed, conservative
business men of a rlty. would come
before the Council with a law to regu
late the saloon and eliminate th dive.
To you suppose for a moment that there
Is a Mayor or Council that would stand
up In the face of this array of business
men and say they are opposed to en
forcing the lawT No such organised ef
fort was ever made In this state, or any
otner state. lor that matter, to regu
late the saloon. Everybody knows that
this association Is composed of hard
headed business men, who can not be
bulldosed by either the fanatical prohi
bitionist or the contemptible dive
keeper. They occupy a sane position
between the two extremes; they are
determined to govern their own com
munities and govern them decently.
Subsequent legislation Easy.
"There must necessarily be legisla
tion subsequent to the adoption of
constitutional amendment, and If the
Greater Oregon Home Rule Association
can carry a constitutional measure In
the state, it can certainly Inaugurate
a regulatory law. and a law divorcing
politics from the liquor traffic, be.
reuse we would then have the co-oper.
atlon of the prohibitionists. It Is not
conceivable that a prohibitionist would
eppose a law divorcing politics from
tne liquor traffic and transferring th
power to grant and revoke liquor
license from the Common Councils to
the Circuit Courts. We would also hav
the prohibitionists with us In urging
the passage of ordinances to regulate
the saloon and obliterate the dive.
Purely they would help us In keeping
a city clean. Ho the whole thing Is
easy. There would be no difficulty In
regulating the saloon under the Horn
"Some of th questions asked about
whs t win be done with the saloon un
til these messures sre adopted are posi
tively silly and ridiculous. Do you hesr
anybody asking what Is to become of
sny of the other laws until a proposed
measure become effective? IVes any
en think or really believe that we would
bav a stat of chao In the saloon busi
ness, a liquor traffic unbridled and un
restrained until this proposition could b
worked out? Certainly not. The saloons
ould still be under the law and would
also be found adjusting themselves to
receive new reculatlons, the same as has
been the case In other cities wber the
motiel liquor license law sal rontem
plsted and befor It becam operative.
All that la necessary to comprehend thla
reform la to sit down and reason It out
and learn bow simple and effective it is."
Resolution Adjudged Sane.
Edwards, of Dwlght Ed
wards Compsny. a member of the as
"Nothing would do more to conserve
the business interests of Oregon than
the adoption' of auch measures aa were
outlined In the resolution read at the
mass meeting Sunday night. The bill
gives the right to each community to
a-overn itself, whether It la -wet' or
dry.' There would be no dictation
from the outside. The plan places the
granting of licenses In th hands of
th Circuit Judges, taking that power
away from th City Councils and thus
removing the liquor traffic from poli
tics. A Council may be composed of
any number of men, say 1&. and they
all have certain political obligations.
With a Judge it Is different. A judge
will weigh the matter carefully and
render a decision according to law and
Plan Has Common Sense.
Chester A. Wbltmore. of th It-win
Hodson Company, a member of the as
The resolution was passed by the ad
visory board of th Greater Oregon
Home-Rule Association, to give th pubMo
a clear, comprehensive knowledge of what
the as-soc lotion stands for. Some per
sona appear to hav had the Idea that
we stand In with the saloon dives, n
stand for decency, not only in th saloon
business but In all other matters. We do
not want prohibition by constitutional
amendment because such measures hav
never worked out successfully. We know
that th liquor traffic needa an adjust
ment, we know that prohibition has failed
to make that adjustment, so we ar ad
nclng a regulatory ir.easur that will
adjust it. Of course you can't plei
fanatics but the plan as outlined carries
with It common sens and contains
nothing but that which Is good and in
th beat Interests of the state and th
local communities within th state.
Dr. Harry J. McKay, a member of th
"The advisory board of th association
has formulated a plan of reguS&ting the
saloon that will be acceptable to any
community, and there would b no dif
ficulty in Influencing a Council to pass
such an ordinance aa th model liquor
license law provides. To say that they
would not do It Is equivalent to branding
very Councilman In th Stat of Oregon
as being against law enforcement and
unalterably committed to the influence
of th dive. The people of Oregon have
some confidence In their representatives
or we would abolish our present form of
local government, and those representa
tives respect that confidence to th ex
tent of bowing to th will of th com
munity. It la cue to this fact that
find Councils and officers in 'dry towns
loth to close up th blind pigs because
the municipality haa been voted 'dry' by
outside Influences and the people were
not really consulted as to how they
should govern themselves. The plan will
also put the obnoxious dive out of busi
ness and no self-respecting man would
dare oppose It. Ther will b no diffi
culty In regulating th saloon and making
It decent If the question Is left to th
people most concerned to handle It-
GRADING ON FULL BLAST
Revenue Station, Where Material
Depot Is Located, Is, Active
Scene Can to Operate to Bull
Run by Next March.
Work on the new Mount Hood Railway
has progressed rapidly during the past
few week and the power plant at the
Junction of Bull Run and Sandy rivers,
upon the construction of which a large
fore of men Is employed, will be com
pleted soon after the first of the year.
Contracts for large sections of grading
have been let In the last few weeks and
th work of getting th ground ready
tor tne tracks will ba rushed. Several
subcontractors are expected to start
crews to work this week.
Twenty carpenters started to work on
th flum above the plant yesterday
morning. Men ar being added dally
to me tore employed on th power
Automobiles are used In transnortln
the structural Iron and cement from Bor
Ing to Revenue Station, where the Iron
is taken from the auto trucks and placed
on board wagons. The road from this
pomt Is too rough for automobile travel.
Edward Revenue has been Disced
charge of the supply depot established
Many Portland people have visited the
construction camps in the last few weeks.
toward Kenfer. who returned from Reve
nue Station yesterday, says he noticed
much progress since his last visit.
The company now seems to be direct
ing its efforts toward the completion
of the power plant and Is employing
scores or men on this work.
The ultimata destination of the Moun
Hood road remains as much a mys
tery In railroad eirclea aa ever. That
the line will eventually tan th fertll
lands of Eastern and Central Oregon
still continues to be a theory among
men wno nave studied the situation.
It la predicted that the cars will be
In operation from Portland to Bull Run
by March of next year and to Sandy
no later than January 1. 1912.
Residents of Sandy and vicinity are
elated over the bright prospects of at
last securing railroad connection with
Portland and are preparing to cele
brate completion of the line.
The only baking powder
made from Royal Crapo
Cream of Tartar
No Alum, No Lime Phosphate
5 TAX LOTS BENEFITED
SCGGESTIOX TO SOLVE COST OF
LAYING WATER MAINS.
B. Cobb Replies to Communlca
tion From the Civic Club
Herman Wittenberg. vice-president
and general manager of th I'aclflc
t'last Rlscult Company, wh Is presi
dent of the tsreater Oregon Home Rule
Association, last night said:
Tb resolution adopted by th ad
visory board provides for th finest
nd saneat legislation that has ever
been Introduced In th state of Ort gon.
t takes the liquor element out of poli
tics and Insures a regulation tb II q.
uor traffic never bad befor by th
people. I believe the proposition to
remove the power of city councils to
grant liquor Herns and vest that pow
er In the courts meets with popular
srnroval. and the business and moral
Influence of the association members
In each community would obtain th
rassag of th much needed regulatory
ordinances. The Horn Rule Associa
tion is composed of the best business
men In the city and their united re
quest would surely amount to some
John II. FurgaM. an Insurance man
and a member of the association, said:
"I believe the policy of th associa
tion as outlined at th mass meeting
fun day night should be satisfactory to
anyone. Tb most Important feature, to
try mind, is the divorcing of politics
from the liquor traffic. That I the so
lution of the whole problem. The Penn
sylvania system suits me pretty well."
A. L. Mills, president of the First
National Rank, a member of the asso
"The measure gives municipalities
La right to us Its own vole within
Antl-Prohlbltion Speaker Cites
Maine History as Argument.
GLENDALE. Or.. Oct. II. (Special.)
Sidney Story, of New Orleans, who
haa bean In Oregon sine early In Sep
tember speaking under the auspices of
the Greater Oregon Home Rule Asso
ciation, addressed a large assembly at
Glendale Sunday evening. Mr. Story's
text waa: "It Is good neither to eat
flesh nor to drink wine, nor anything
whereby thy brother stumbletb, or Is
offended or Is made weak.
Prohibition, said the spakr. "is
not moderation. It'a an extreme and la
therefore a species of intemperance.
Temperance is moderation, not only in
drinking, but In eating. In indulgence
In pleasures, work, or even In religion.
Religious hysteria haa sent mora people
to Insane asylums than alcohol ever did.
Dyspepsia haa sent more people into
the grave than alcohol ever did. The
railroads kill annually mora than three
times the number of people that die an
nually from alcoholism. Poverty causes
more crime, vice and misery In a year
than alcohol ever did In a decade.
In Maine there Is one divorce for
every seven marriages, yet Maine h
tried Prohibition for a nan century
and when she embraced the fallacy,
apostles of sumptuary legislation
promised her the millennium.
VICTORY FOR HOME RCLE SEEX
Kx-Mayor Rxw-e Departs for Home
Predicting Defeat of 'Drys."
"Ther 1 everything to Indlrata that
Oregon will, by a big majority. Tote
down the rtate-wtd prohibition measure
and adopt th home-rule btll." said ex-
Mayor Rose. of Milwaukee.' yesterday
lust befor leaving for Oklahoma City.
My plans wer to stay ner unui tn
night befor election, but In my mind
th Issue is settled and it is now merely
a matter of how much tn majority will
be. Therefore. I believe I am no longer
'I have found th Stat of Oregon on
of the most resourceful of any that I
hav ever vlstied. and tlve trip through
th slat has ben an endless source of
enjoyment to me. The vsrlou valleys In
th stale cannot be excelled for their
orchard and farming qualities and I can
safely predict that ther will be
wonderful Influx of tiler ner within
the next Ov years, state-wide prohibi
tion, however, would set the state back
a vears and Inflict an unhealing wound."
By a .peculiar coincidence. Mr. Kos
took th same train for th East
Mrs. Mary Harris Armor, who has been
stumping the state for th prohibition
cause. Mr. Ross spek In S cttlea of
MARION" WILL BE SPELLBOCXD
Republican Orators to Speak on
Every Day This Week.
PA1.EM. Or.. Oct- XI. (Special)
County Chairmen W. L. Jones, of th
Republican county central committee, an
nounced tcnlght the following dates and
speeches for Marion County during th
dosing week of tb campaign:
Tuesday Marlon: Mayor George F.
Rodger snd James G. HeltxeJ. of Salem,
with county candidate.
Wednesday Aurora; Grant B. DImlck.
of Oregon City: Rev. Paul S. Bandy, of
Sslem. and others.
Thursday Woodburn; Grant B. DImlck
ind probab!y Jay Bowerman.
Friday 81dney; county candidates and
Saturday Salem: Judge R. R. Butler.
of Condon, aad county, candidal.
PORTLAND. Oct. SI. (To th Edl
tor.) I wish to reply to the commun
Ication from the Civic Club Committee,
In which the proposed water amend
ment la defended.
The Civic Club states that doubt-
leas the property Interests of Mr. Cobb
are In districts already supplied with
th water mains, and that I am alarmed
for fear that I will have to help to
pay something for benefits in which
I will not participate. Some people are
willing to admit that benefits do ae
crue to th property owners, even If
the money to pay for these malna comes
from the water consumer. No, my prop
erty does not all lie In the districts al.
ready supplied with water mains.
The company In which I am Inter
ested laid Its own branch mains, for
five years paid Into the water fund
$72 a year and' never used one drop
of water, and this money went to pay
for mains in front of private prop
erty. I paid for my own pipeline on
East Washington street to get water
to my residence, and I now am as
sessed 1:23.10 for a a main on East Fifty
fifth and Kast Madison, which assess
ment I shall pay. I expect to pay for
mains when put In .front of th
other properties that I own. So I am
not standing, on thin Ice, and why
should I not pay for those mains? I
get all the benefit. It enhances the
value of my property at least that
much. Then why should Sam Smith,
who lives in tne seventh Ward, or
John Brown, who lives In Alblns, pay
for any portion or a main that Is put
In front of my property at Mount
Tabor? It does not benefit them, and
why should they continue to pay for
years and then more years for putting
In mains In front or lots of other prop
There ar thousands of vacant lots
In this city owned by non-residents
who have never .paid a cent and prob
ably never will pay a cent for water
consumed. A majority of them have
never even seen Portland, let alone
their property, and yet an effort Is
msde to make th water consumers of
Portland put In these non-residents'
mains free of cost to them, enhancing
the value of tbelr property without
their even contributing one cent to
putting In other water mains or to
th upbuilding of our city! The tax
payer and water consumers will not'
vote for a law of this kind.
The mere fact that In years past
mains were laid without cost to abut
ting property Is no justification for th
continuation of a system that was man
ifestly unjust, as the law prior to 1909,
which is now aaked to be re-enacted.
The Civic Club overlooks or pur
posely niAuits replying to my state
ment that ther Is a discrimination
In the-paying for water mains that
have been put In since June, 1909. Why
should the people, who have put In
water malna from June. ISO, until the
coming November election, be paid in
full for their water mains, and the
people who put In water mains the
next day after election, not only pay
for supervision, but also suffer a
depreciation of SH per cent per annum
provided this proposed amendment car
ries? Please answer. 1 may not un
derstand the effect of cheap money.
hlch was the club's answer to the
above, but the people know the rea
son this proposed amendment was
worded in the manner that It is. and
I am surprised that any body of men
styling themselves as a civic body
should advocate the adoption of a
measure so flagrant and unjust as this
What Is cheap money? According
to the Civic Club's Idea, It means that
something Is got for nothing, you sim
ply borrow the credit of the city. Pay
4 per oent interest on the bonds, set
aside 2 per cent for sinking fund and.
jo ana Deaold. la 3a years U
Itself off. It has not cost the club
cent, the city a cent, or anybody else
the fraction of a dollar. Some people
would call this high finance. It
sounds to me like the boom in Los
Angeles, Cal., several years ago, with
out th brass band. My advice would
be not to sell any more bonds by the
city than is absolutely necessary.
Let me offer a suggestion. If the
abutting property pays for th
water main, as under the present law,
the owner can pay in cash or In year
ly Installments, as under the present
sewer law. In either case he
adds the amount paid to the cost of his
lot, the same as for street and sewers.
That settles his payment for water
mains on that piece of property for.
ever. He has lost nothing, because.
If he sells his property his money Is
paid back to him with Interest, and
what will be the effect op his water
rate? It will be materially lessened.
and win stay reduced forever. Un
der the club's plan, he helps to pay
tor an small water mains put In front
of all property and pay the present or
higher rates for water and continue
to pay for both through the water
rate. It makes no difference, for In
stance, whether the purchaser of prop
erty in Laurelnurst bonds the prop
erty purchased to pay for water mains,
or the parties who platted and put
tnis property on the market pay for
It in cash. In either case it is paid
for by the water consumers and they
will continue to pay for all tracts that
ar platted for 60 years, under this
proposed amendment, if it should not
It is certain that If any property
Is platted and sold fully Improved, the
cost or such improvement is found and
is made part of the purchase price. In
wnicn case, if paid for in cash, the
money will be taken from the water
funds to pay for the mains put in,
tne platter of the property will get
his money back and he will be ahead
the cost of these improvements that
he charges to the property purchased
from mm. if sold subject to the im
provement, the property owner will be
reimbursed for the cost of the water
main, if bonded by him. He will add
the value to th water mains to his
property and it will be paid for from
the" water fund. Cheap money might
change this, but I have always found
cheap goods are dear In the end. I
wish to say that the figures I wsnted
In order to show the saving under
the present law, as against the pro
posed amendment, have been obtained
and. If permitted by The Oregonlan,
win reacn its reaaers in due time.
For a better law than the one pro
posed by the Seventh Ward League,
suggest tne enxorcement or our
present law. If that Is not satisfac
tory, I propose a law that will apply
to Portland or any city In this coun
try. It is Just and fair to all and is
based on the sentence: Let those who
profit pay. s. B. COBB.
351 Washington St.
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$85to$lQO AT $69.00 ,
Coats, Evening Wraps, Three-Piece Suits of Velvet and
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NOTEt-TMs sale is unprecedented for this time of the
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our sales are absolutely, bona fide in every respect.
STORE OPENS 9 M.
ELECTION BETS LIGHT
ODDS ARB 10 TO 7 BOWERMAN
WILL BE GOVERNOR.
McGinn-Cleland Contest Offers Only
Chance for Wagers on Local
Betting on the election next Tuesday
Is very light, very few bets of any sub
stantial sums have been recorded, and
most of the wagering has been confined
to hats, gloves and small items of wear
ing apparel or boxes of cigars.
Odds or 10 to i are freely offered on
Bowerman for Governor, and thus far
there have been no Indications of serious
ness on the part of the West admirers
when it comes to taking the short end.
One man, whose name was not learned,
walked Into Schiller's cigar store yes
terday afternoon and offered to bet $200
even that Bowerman would not win by
At the time there were no bettors pres
ent with Bowerman money, but the re
port soon spread, and two men quickly
put In their appearance to cover the
strangers money, but when called he
plpaded that he had not the money with
him, but would go and get It. He Is still
going, as far aa the clerks at the "smoke
Bowerman money is plentiful, and there
are also considerable amounts oncred
that Oregon will vote wet, and there
are few takers on this question. How
ever, odds are not offered on the prohi
bition question, bettors taking the wet
end seeming to think it an even money
Aside from the contest between Mc
Ginn and Cleland tor Circuit Judge, no
wager are being offered on. county or
local contests. MeOlnn is the favorite.
and but little Cleland money has yet put
in Its appearance.
OPEN LETTER TO BOWERMAN
W. S. TJ'Rcn Asks Him to Declare
Against All Assemblies.
OREGON CITT. Or- Oct. 29. Acting
Governor Bowerman: I wish to enter
my personal protest against your cam
paign of slander and falsehood con
cerning the hold-np members of the
Legislature of 1897 and the Bourne
headquarters in the Eldredga block.
For what you say about Bourne's Sena
torial career I care nothing. He is not
candidate and the people of Oregon
will be abundantly aloe to pass Judg
ment on him. his private character and
his official acta in the campaign two
years from now.
But the slanders against the lives of
the hold-up members and against th
haracter of the headquarters in the
Idredge block were denied and dis
proved four years ago from personal
nowledge by Bishop H. 1. Barkley,
f United Brethren Church; Hon. James
N. Davis and Hon. John Gill, of Port
land, and a host of others. These men
had personal knowledge of the facts.
So have I. I take these slanderous
pays Lftoiiem Ms. vacsonaj. nartlgr horauno Mr,
Kruse, who died during the session.
was one of my most valued and in
timate personal friends, and also be
cause I was one of the leaders of that
hold-up. The initiative and referendum
amendment was submitted to the peo
ple of Oregon by the succeeding two
Legislatures as one of the results of
the relations established between the
Republicans and the Populists during
Mr. Moser s malicious talk at Yam
hill on the life, and death of Mr. Kruse,
and which you indorse by your failure
to protest and by permitting Mr. Moser
and others since to speak with you
again and repeat similar stories, is ut
terly false. Mr. Kruse was a member
from Clackamas County. He was a
man of mature years who did not use
intoxicating liquors in any form, did
not consort with lewd women, and was
gentleman in the highest sense of
the word. Men who had known Mr.
Kruse all his life told me he had al
ways been a gentleman, lie died of
typhoid fever, caused by drinking
Salem water, and during the term, be
fore he went to the hospital, he roomed
at the home of Hon. J. P. Robertson
and boarded with the family of Hon.
T. W. Davenport.
All these slanders were disproved
and the truth was established in the
Bourne campa'gn of 1906. There is ab
solutely no Justification for repeating
them at this time, even from the stand
point of professional campaign lying,
especially those defaming the dead.
While I am writing I want to say a
word about issues. Th charge of any
combination between Bourne and
Chamberlain is silly, for one reason.
because Bourne not a- fool. The
story itself is a reflection on the in
telligence of the voters because every
one knows that Chamberlain never got
Democratic votes for a Republican for
any office. The votes have always gone
the other way.
There Is more reason to believe the
stories freely told among politicians In
Portland and Oregon City that . you
have a combination with Judge DImlck
to help him to the United States Sen
ate if you are elected Governor, and
that The Oregonlan has a combination
to help Mr. Malarkey for the same
office two years from now. Neither
would I condemn anyone of the four of
you for making such a combination, be
cause Republicans do sometimes help
If Mr. West is elected, my dear Gov
ernor, it will be wholly your own fault
in not. declaring against nullification
of any part or principle of the direct
primary law hereafter by holding as
semblies of delegates. Even now, I be
lieve you could save thousands of Re
publican votes to yourself by declaring
without equivocation that you will al
ways oppose assemblies whether you
are elected or not. I find that a great
many men of your own party do not
accept your promise to veto repeals
by the Legislature as sufficient, be
cause they think the same results can
be practically accomplished by the as
sembly method, through the elimina
tion of all but assembly candidates, and
the use of the official party machinery
and committees to secure the nomina
tion of the candidates selected by the
assembly. This was done' in Polk and
some other counties and was partially
the case in the state, when the assem
bly that nominated you at the same
time made it impossible for Republican
voters to exDress anv choice or pref
erence for Dr. -Andrew C. Smith, Dr.
Withycombe, Professor Ackerman or C.
B. Moores for the Republican nomina
tion for Governor. A host of the voters
are saying since your disapproval of
Mr. Bollam's resolution against future
assemblies that there is nothing In
your promise to prevent you and others
who favor the assembly from doing all
in your power to have the Republican
candidates , selected again by assem
blies in the campaign two years from
now, and it is losing votes for you.
W. S. U'REN.
Denial From Henry McGinn.
PORTLAND, Oct. SI. (To the Editor.)
My attention has been called to a let
ter signed by A. Shapirer, published In
the Portland Jewish Tribune of the 38th
inst., in which it Is said that I at one
time used contemptuous language of and
concerning the Jewish people, when en
gaged, more than 11 years ago, as coun
sel In the trial of a case prominent at
that time In this county.
With a feeling of respect for myself,
with the high esteem In which I hold
my many Jewish friends and associates,
and with a recollection of reverence for
the memory of many deceased Jewish
friends, I desire, as strongly as human
language can express it, to deny every
statement found in that letter. I want
this denial to be as broad as I can make
it, for the article has not one scintilla
of truth in it- No man's candidacy,
built up on narrow-minded bigotry and
attempts to appeal to racial prejudice,
can possibly be successful in this coun
try of ours. HBNRT E. M'GINN.
industry Rives employment.
in in b opanisn port 01 vigu, 10 4,wv p-suyjo,
of whom 8000 are women. The waxes of
the men rango from 80 cents to SI day.
and of the women from 25 to 35 cents. The
value of preserved sardines exported last
year was $y03,500.
Would Be Cities
At Taxpayers' Expense
The onlv excuse for the creation of
Orchard County out of a oortlon of
Umatilla Is to make Milton, a town on
the Walla Walla Klver four mile from
the state line, a county seat.
The principal officers of the county
are residents or tne proposed new
county, namely. Representative, Com
missioner, Sheriff, Clerk, Assessor,
Treasurer, School Superintendent and
Road in aster.
The lines are "gerrymanders," with a
view of including: all possible railroad
It Is largely the wheat producing belt
'of Umatilla County adjoining the towns
of Pendleton, Weston, Athena, Helix
and Adams and all the farmers and
townspeople object to being forced to
go almost to Walla Walla to transact
county business. In fact, every town
in the county except Milton, the pro
posed county seat, strongly opposes
Take the county eeat question away
from the schemers and there would be
no movement for division in any of the
A county seat at Milton in Orchard
One at Cottage Grove In Nesmlth
One at Long creek In Clarke County.
One at Redmond in Deschutes County.
One at Drewsy in Otis County.
One at Drain in Williams Countv.
might help the several towns out, and
also help the taxpayers out of pocket.
Will not your sense of Justice tell you
to vote NO on all of them unless you
are familiar with conditions in the
several localities? In case of the pas
sage of any of the division bills. It'
means increased taxes forced upon
them by voters who cannot understand
local conditions in the several counties,
as there is no longer a question of a
majority within the counties interested
being opposed to their division. (Paid
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