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POUTIAND, OREGON, STJNJJAY MORNING, OCTOBER 22, 1905.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
ARE ALL SMILES
Tour of Inland Empire.
ADVANCES MET IN LIKE SPIRIT
Friendships Formed Will Be
Kept Alive by Visits.
TWO GREAT SCHOOLS SEEN
Institutions ht Moscow, Idnho, and
Pullman, Wash., That Have
Grown Under" Concentrated
Funds Wisely Spent.
BT EDGAR B. PIPER.
COLFAX, Wash., Oct. 2L (Staff Corre
spondence.) The business men's excur
sion practically completed Its mission at
this place today. The members have seen
everything worth seeing and everybody
worth knowing along their route and
they feel that their efforts to make them
selves better known personally in the
great Inland Empire have been crowned
with a notable success. Their reception
everywhere has been satisfactory' 2?ot
a single town or community along the
route has failed to show that it was
glad to be able to take the business men
of Portland by the hand on its own soli
and to express the hope that they would
They will go agalrf. They have found
that it is a good -thing to keep in close
personal touch with their customers or
possible customers east of the mountains.
It might easily be a bad thing for them
to leave the fleld open to the alert com
mercial men of Seattle, Tacoma and Spo
kane. They have been repeatedly told
that while the Columbia River and the
water-level freight liaul are fine 'things,
there are other considerations that bring
and keep business for a community, and
one of them.. is personal- contact -betjBreea
joDoer ana customer.
Out for a Porty-Foot Channel.
The people bf Eastern Oregon, Wash
ington and Jdaho know, as the result of
this trip, that Portland is much in ear
nest about the upper river and that it
will listen to no advice from any source
that the improvements at Celilo and The
Dalles can wait. They know, too, that
Portland is determined to have a 40-foot
channel at the entrance of the Columbia
River and a 35-foot channel on to Port
land. There is no longer the slightest
danger that Portland and the Inland
Empire will misunderstand 'each other on
these momentous matters. "
Colfax was reached this afternoon . at
3:45 o'clock. The party was at once in
vited to go to the Courthouse, where ad'
dresses were made by Mayor Davenport
and Superior Judge Stephen J. Chad
wick, both native sons of Oregon, and
by E. T. Coman, a prominent banker.
On behalf of "Portland there we're re
marks by Governor Chamberlain, Tom
Richardson, H. M. Cake,- J. N. Teal and
Oregon Pioneers In Whitman.
The general sentiment seemed to be
that it was -of little use trying-to instruct
the people of Colfax and the great county
of Whitman as to the necessity of, an
open river and the joint needs of this
rich little city and of Portland. Whit
man County was largely peopled in the
early days by Oregon pioneers and the
Oregon spirit here Is strong.
Whitman has 35,000 people, and they
4cnow and like Portland and Oregon. One
bank here has over $1,300,000 deposits.
which Is a fine showing for a town of
25,000 people. Colfax is the oldest town
In the Palouso country, and it has great
prestige as a good place for farmers to
sell their wheat in and buy their good?.
During the dark days of 1S93, 1S94 and
1S95 Its banks and merchants held to
gether and there was not a failure here
an astonishing record, in view of the
fact that all over Whitman there was a
veritable whirlwind of Populist ex
Colfax is a better place today than ever
before and it has what Its citizens call
great move on." The Portland Sne
clal leaves here tonight at 8:15 and will
reach Portland tomorrow morning at S
Pleasant Stop at Moscow.
The dawn of Saturday found the
Portland Business 'Mens' excursion ly
Jng at the Moscow station. The mor
chants, lawyers, doctors and other
prominent citizens of this alert and
pushing Idaho towan had -combined to
make the brief stay of the Portland
business men pleasant.
They had heard of the continued
round of Interest the the visitors had
excited in the various towns of East
ern Oregon, Eastern Washington and
at Lewlston and they were bound not
to be outdone. They gave a breakfast
to their guests at the Hotel Moscow
and. then, after a briof run through
the beautiful residence part of the
city, the visitors were Invited to meet
citizens -at ithe fine new hall of the
Judge Warren Trultt, formerly -a
well-known resident of Oregon and
now for many years a conspicuous law
yer of Idaho, acted as chairman. Ho,
introduced first Mayor Morgan, " a
.fluent and Interesting speaker, who
made numerous sallies that much de
lighted all his Portland hearers.
"I am .greatly interested," ho . re- :
marked, "in meeting the wholesalers
of Portland, but I am not sure that
I dare meet face to face 'a wholesaler
in my ovn particular lino of business.
which is hot air."
Tills brought Toni Richardson to his
feet to give his experience as an ex
pert In that line. He demonstrated to
the entire satisfaction of everybody
that "hot air" applied In the right di
rection and on correct Drindnles is the
thing that this country 'needs more
than any other.
It may bo caid in passing; without a
purpose to make Invidious distinctions,
that. Mr.-Richardson made a most bril
liant speech -at Lewlston last night,
that aroused both Lewlston people and
tho Portland guests to a high pitch of
Good Feeling for Idaho People.
W. S. Duniway was called upon, as
a former citizen of Idaho, to bear tes
timony to the good feeling Oregon peo
ple have for their Idaho neighbors.
and he did it very well, indeed. Gov-j
ernor Chamberlain made one of . his I
usual bright talks and tho Portland
party was then Invited to visit the Unl- !
verslty of Idaho, the principal instltu- ;
tlon of higher education In tho state,
under the capable direction of Presi
dent James Alexander MacLean and a
very efficient faculty.
The University of Idaho is altogether
the most interesting and important
feature in the 'social and educational
life of the state. Its great success un
der many vicissitudes and . dlpcourage
mcnts affords an examplo of particular
value to Oregon. Idaho has not made
the mistake of dissipating its educa
tional energies, wasting its public
funds and throwing its whole educa
tional scheme Into politics by trying to
build a large number of minor schools
in various parts of the state. The uni
versity is, on the contrary, the finest
example of superior scholastic organi
zation and consolidation to be found In
tho ontlre Pacific Northwest.
Here are. to be found under the "di
rection of one faculty and one board of
trustees a college of letters and sci
ences, a college of agriculture, afihool
of applied science or school of mines
and a state preparatory school. Two
normal schools, one at Lewlston and
the other in Southern Idaho, are the
only other state institutions that have
not been united with the State Uni
versity. The success of the Idaho meth
od is beyond all question. The results
are to be found in a well-paid and ef
ficient faculty, an enthusiastic -and nu
merous student body and a well-bal
anced and thorough equipment.
'You will find no one in Idaho who
says that the prlnciplo of consolidation
Is a mistake, except, of course, those
few politicians and those occasional
communities which yet have.fe slum-.-
bering ambition, to be themselves the
seat of some kind of a school of mines
or normal school or an agricultural
college no matter what, Just so it
is supported at state expense. So .far
.as I can learn, any such effort will be
futile, for Idaho as a whole takes Justi
fiable pride in its State University and
is determined that its forward career
shall not be interrupted.
"It may be said also that politics
cutB no figure whatever in the admin
istration of this splendid school. Some
years ago during the Populist excite
ment politics broke Into the organiza
tion and all but ruined it, but the peo
ple of Idaho happily learned their er
ror in time. The university is admin
istered by a nonpartisan board of
trustees on nonpartisan principles.
"Moscow is another Moscow from the
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HAPRY MURPHY ATTENDS AN EXCITING MEETING OF THE WATER BOARD. HERE ARE SOME OF THE MEN HE SAW
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' 51 AUGUSTINE
Day Spent in Florida, Ameri
ca's Land of Continuous
SPEECH ON PANAMA CANAL
Declares Confidence In -Completion
and' Contempt for Falat-Heartcd.
Addresses Xegroes on." Ad
vantages of Thrift;
ST. .AUGUSTINE, Fla., Oct. 2L Presi
dent Roosevelt is the guest of the oldest
city in the United States tonight, and St.
Augustine has put on gala, attire to wel
come him. From the railroad station to
the Ponce de Leon Hotel, where he will
remain until tomorrow night, the streets
were made almost as bright as day with
colored arc lights and red fire.
The President's train arrived at 6
o'clock. Ho was mot' by a. reception com
mittee and driven to the hotel, whero he
remained for about half an' hour. On the
way to the hotel the President was
driven through, the city gate, where he
was presented by the school children with
a floral key to the city.
Showered With Flowers.
A pretty feature of the drive which
pleased the President Immensely was, as
SUMMARY OF PRINCIPAL CONTENTS OF
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature) 62
dug.; minimum, 3S. Precipitation, none.
TODJCVS Increasing- cloudiness with silent
ly lower temperature during the after
noon. Southeasterly winds.
Prince and Princess of Wales going- to India
to quiet antagonism to Curzon. Page 2.
Nelson's centenary celebrated . throughout
British Empire. Page 14.
Franco-German agreement leaves Morocco in
lurch. Page 2.
Spain prepared to entertain Loubet. Page 11.
Togo received in triumph at Japanese capi
tal Page IS.
Russian railroad strike ties up -all Voteow
lines. Page. 14.
President Roosevelt speaks on Panama Canal
at Jacksonville and goes on to St.
Augustine,. Page.!, ... .
Am&afcador4 3tfeyer urge' Improvement in
Diplomatic Service. Page 13.
Armour car lines before Interstate Commis
sion. Page 4,
, . . PollUrs. ,
Taft defines loue between Roosevelt and
Bryan on railroad question. Page U
Loss of life In lake storm 21. loss of ves
sels 42. Page 13. '
Prospector starve to death after finding rich
ore. Page ".
Mrs. J. 6. Dickenson, of Milwaukee, thinks
Seattle man her son who was kidnaped 23
years ago. Page. 3.
Enterprise National Bank officers may be
prosecuted, but say shortage Is S&00.000
less than first stated. Page 11.
Bishop Earl Cranston to marry Lucie Mason
Parker at Avondale, O. Page 3.
Union Pacific to establish new limited train
between Omaha and Los Angeles. Page IS.
Senator Dolllver declares that University
smells of Standard OIL Page 3.
Cunlirfe, Adams Express robber, burned
$10,000 In S100 bills. Page U.
his carriage was slowly passing through,
the city gates, a party of young ladles
stationed on top of the historical gates,
wno showered his carriage with flowers.
Tho President was next driven to the
Hotel Ppnce de Leon, wher he will oc
cupy an elegant .suite of rooms while here.
At 7 o'clock tho President was driven
to Fort Marlon, where ho delivered an
address. Here a large crowd had gath
ered, and the greeting extended to him
was & warm one. In his speech the
President dwelt on the subject of "Good
Citizenship," and also the alms and ob
jects of this Government.
Neither Plutocrats Nor Mobs.
"This Republlo is not and never shall
be a government of a plutocrat," he
said. "This Government never shall be
the government- of a mob. It shall re
main as It was founded In the beginning,
a Government of Justice, through the
form of law, a Government wherein every
man is guaranteed in his own rights and
is forbidden to wrong his neighbors."
At the conclusion of his address the
President was driven-to the Valencia Hotel,-
where he was the guest of the Board
of Trade at supper. He then returned to
Tomorrow he will attend services at the
Presbyterian Church in the morning, and
in the afternoon probably will take a
drive or horseback ride.
SPEAKS OX PANAMA CANAIi
President Tells Jacksonville People
It Will Be Dug.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.. Oct. 21. The
reception to President Roosevelt today
was hearty. Thousands thronged the
street on his llnb of march, and the
President showed in his manner his ap
preciation of the goodwill that was
manifested on every side. So far as
comfort was concerned, the day was
ideal. A cool wind had begun to blow
the night before his arrival and it gave
a temperature that no one could call
too warm or too cool. It prevented,
however, the delivery of his principal
speech in the open air before the Sem-
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Portland business men royally entertained
on the way home from Lewlston. Pago 1.
Lena Jennings held in Jackson County Jail
with no charge against her. Page 4.
Idaho land-fraud trials are soon to come up.
Interned Russian cruiser Lena preparing to
leave San Francisco. Page 5.
Lawyer Collins Is hustled over the border
out of British Columbia. Page 4.
Methods of a San Francisco trust company
cause bank examiners to close the doors.
Special .search to be made for personal prop
erty for taxation in Washington. Page 9.
Seals take game from Giants. Page 16?
Multnomah football team defeats. Soldier.
Page 17. " -
Last baseball gam of season In Portland to-
fi&r- Pa'gfiTr.' v " :
DeTaneV tattet big risk with Kaufman. Page
Washington beats Chemawa. 11 to 0. Page It.
Y. M. C. A football team defeats Hill Mili
tary Academy, 5-0. Page 17. ,
Corvallis football players- dereal Pullman.
'20 to 0. Page 10.
Chicago defeats Wisconsin University. Page
Pacific Coast scoresr San Francisco 0, Port
land 2: Lor Angeles 4. Tacoma 2; Seattle
3, -Oakland 3. Page 10.
Commercial aad Mariae.
Oft day In local hop market. Page 33.
Good demand holds up Chicago wheat prices.
Change for better in money market. "Page 33.
Cash gain by Now York banks less than
expected. Page 35.
Cured fruit quiet at San Francisco. Page 35.
Profits in prunegrowlng. Page 35.
Livestock movement in Baker County. Page
Captain of steamer Iralds. rescues 'mother
and son from drowning. Page 18.
Rogu'ator goes aground, but is pulled off
safely. Page IS.
Taft Defines Issue Between
Roosevelt and Bryan
SPEAKS FOR REGULATION
Secretary Tells Ohio AudlencChoice
Is Between Roosevelt's Conserv
ative and Bryan's Social
AKRON, O., Oct. 21. An audience of
2000 -people gathered to hear Secretary
Taffs .speech on the railroad-rate dis
crimination question and state issues.
The railroad -question was not received
with great enthusiasm, but his indorse
ment of Hcrrick was frequently ap
plauded. The Secretary's throat was affected,
causing him to speak with difficulty.
Senator Dick and Congressman". Au
brey Thomas were on the platform at
the large newly-organized Taft Club
of this city.
In beginning, Mr. Taft Indicated the Na
tional as well as the state Importance of
the pending campaign in Ohio. He point
ed out that the defeat of Governor Her
rick would be heralded as the dawn of a
new Democracy, significant of what was
to happen In the Next Congressional and
Presidential elections. He said:
"The truth Is, it Is perfectly apparent
Portland aad Vicinity.
Johnson estate, worth half a million dollars,
dwindles away to almost nothing under
'the stewardship of W. M. Ladd. Page 24.
Youngsters in the Juvenile Court. Page 0.
Factories seek sites In Portland. Page 8.
G.' A. R. Indignantly denounce slurs of a
preacher. Page 10.
Teachers angry that promised extra pay la
not forthcoming. Page S.
b. It, & X. and Northern Pacific agree on
Cut de Sac route for Joint track. Page 9.
Oregon Savings Bank leases property at
Sixth and Washington streets for new
home. Page 7.
Attorney clash In court. Page 3.
Judge Y'etrster opposes contract for adver
tising on the bridge draws. .Page 10.
Dr. Wlthycombe sayr farmers will make
Eastern Oregon a slckenlnr waste if they
. persist la -thtv sequence of- wheat -and fal
low. Fag li. i
Features and Departments.
Editorial. Page "(J.
Church announcements. Page 31.
.Classified advertisements.. Pages"! 823..
The making of an ordinary cook. Page 48.
Horrors of slave trade today. Page 39.
Nakano, the Japanese pet of St.. Vincent's.
A Portland pessimist In London. Page 41.
Frederic Haskln's " letter. Page 44. v
How to ride an unruly horse. Page 40.
Book reviews. Page 34.
John McLoughlln, a-biography. Page 45.
Dr. Hillls sermon. Page 48.
Social. Peges 20-27.
Dramatic. Pages 28-20.
New York dramatic letter. Page 36.
Musical. Page 20.
Household and fashions. Pages 42-43.
Youth's department. Pago 40.
.Portland's public schools. Page 30.
'Shipping wheat from Portland docks. Page
Power plant at Cazadero will harness Clack
, amas River. Page 32.
that Mr. Bryan is gradually resuming I
control over the " Democratic party and I
proposes to asBirme the aggressive in a
controversy in which he hopes to array
the poor against the rich, to shake the
present system of "private property and
freedom of contract, to cripple the Fed
eral courts that are now such a bulwark
In the defense of the Constitutional rights
of individuals, to substitute for our pres
ent system of railways, privately owned
and maintained, Government railways,
and In every way to Introduce a system
of paternalism, leaning toward Socialism,
which in the end would certailny para
lyze the industrial andocial principles of
Government Ownership Agitation.
"This movement in favor of Govern
ment ownership of public utilities to In
clude" the commercial railroads Is not a
mere chimera. It finds its beginning In
the proposition for municipal ownership
of street railways by Mayor Dunne, of
Chicago; by Mayor McClellan. of New
York, and even still more in the attitude
of.Mr. Hearst in running against Mr. Mc
Clellan." " -Mr. Taft said Tom I Johnson, of Cleve
land, known as an advocate of the single
tax system and of Government owner
ship of public utilities, was an earnest
supporter of tho Democratic ticket in
.Ohio arid, in his belief, the triumph of
that ticket would bring "Bryanlsm and
Johnso.nlsm to the front upon questions
we' are to fight the next Presidential
campaign." He continued:
Purposes of Koosevelt.
: ."It Is the purpose, and always has been,
of President Roosevelt In the policies
'which he has recommended for adoption
by Congress to meet these dangerous at
tacks upon our present economic, social
and political-conditions by remedying the
actual evils which every one must recog
nize, and thus Intrenching ourselves
against the assaults of Socialism, the sup
pression' of individualism and the insti
gation of class 'hatred, based on alleged
Injustice and abuses that do not exist.
He has. therefore, been most active In the
promotion of prosecutions under tho anti
trust law, and In securing legislation to
aid In Its enforcement. He believes, as
every one must who knows anything
about the subject, that perhaps the most
serious abuse of the last two decades has
been .the unjust discrimination In railway
rates as between Individual shippers and
as between different localities, and indeed
in some Instances by rates in excess of
that which would be reasonable for the
Needed Changes In Iiaw.
In an exhaustive discussion of the pres
ent law under which the Interstate Com
merce Commission operates, Mr. Taft ex
plained how railroad rate questions were
brought before the commlsson, and,
through the commission, before the courts.
He indicated many of the difficulties un
der which the commission operates, some
of which lead to reversal of the commis
sions' orders- by the courts. He then said:
. "The results convinced those familiar
with, the .law and anxious that it should
'operate effectively that the-two changes
necessary were,-first, a provision author
izing the commission, in declaring a. rate
to be unreasonable, to declare at the same
time what - was- a maximum reasonable
rate and to make an order requiring the
company to reduce its rate to its max!
mum, and second, that the law should,
under proper penalty, require obedlcnco
to the order of the commission nnd thus
compel the carriers to treat the order
wurx. proper -rusueci, reset yuik iu mem
the opportunity to avoid Its operation by
resort to the Federal Court and a setting
aside of the order by Judicial, supersedeas
on final decree.
"These two short amendments to the
present law I have just described are
what the President' has recommended to
Congress. By making such changes as
are Just and necessary, we can put our
selves on solid ground to resist tne radical
nroDOsltions of Mr. Bryan and tus fol
lowers, who would take the railroads from
private control and put them under Guv
He maintained that such supervision as
was proposed was not taking the rail
roads out of the hans or tneir owners
and that it did not even approximate
Government ownership. He held that the
Interstate Commerce Commission could
dispose of cases brought before it as rap
idly.ns the courts.
Railroads Hnve Broken Iaw.
The admitted truth is that the railroads
In the past have Intentionally given re-
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Fill! PIPE LINE
Water Board Rescinds Its
Work and Readvertises
MAYOR LANE'S ADMISSION
Acceptance of Bit! of Oswego Works
While Itadd Was Member or
Corporation and Board Is
FEATURES OF WATER BOARD
First Resolution adopted rescinding
former action of board with reference
to bids for pipe, and calling for new
bids from castlron manufacturers ex
clusively, the same to be opt-ned No
vember 22. This contemplated the re
jection of all bids heretofore sub
mitted, and the return of the certified
checks to the bidders.
Second Free-for-all argument in
dulged In after adjournment in which
Mayor Lane admits that The Orogo
nlan 13 correct regarding the disquali
fication of the Oswego Company's bid.
and says eminent legal authority holds
the same view.
Third Mayor Lane states, after the
meeting, that If the board had not
rejected all bids he would have re
fused to attach his signature to any
contract With the Oswego conorn on
account of the illegality of its bid.
Fourth Agent Haines, representing
the East Jersey Pipe Company, een
. sure the Water Board for inviting
bids on riveted steel mains without
any intention of considering ' them,
claimlngthat his house had been put
to tho expense of $1000 on a wild
goose chase. Also ridiculed board's
contention that railroad company
would not be responsible for damages
in case of breakage In shipment of
pipe from Birmingham. Aid.
Fifth Paquet. Giebisch & Joplln per
mitted to retain contract for laying
From, a spectacular standpoint, the
special meeting of the Water Board yes-terdaS--called
tc consider the situation
relative to bids for pipe, was one dt tho
most thrilling that has occurred In years,
the proceedings being distinguished
throughout by practical, admissions that
the exposures of The' Oregonloh were
true In every -particular, and the grand
finale coming when all bids were rejected.
certified checks ordered returned, nnd
new bids advertised upon the exclusive
basis of cast-iron piping, although It de
veloped In the course of the arguments
that none of the members of the board
had Investigated the relative merits of the
different materials, and was In no posi
tion to speak from an unprejudiced stand
point, their opinions upon the lasting- qual
ities of riveted steel and cast-iron being
based entirely upon the assumptions of
Chief Engineer Clarke, of the Water De
partment. Mayor lane's Admission.
To add to the discomfiture of the board.
Mayor Lane, while differing with The
Oregonlan In almost everything else,
openly proclaimed that this paper was
correct In Its contentions relative to the
Illegality of the award to the Qregon Iron
& Steel Company, and after the board had
thrown out all the bids, remarked with
an air of relief, "I think you have done
right now. I wish you had done It a week
ago. It would have saved a world of mis
ery." Almost as soon as the board convened In
special session yesterday afternoon. Dr.
Josephl arose" and offered the following
Whereas, Doubt has been cast upon the va
lidity of a contract to furnish cost-Iron pipe,
if entered into, based Upon the vote of the
board, October 16, 1005, awarding the samo
to the Oregon Iron & Steel Company, for tho
reason that William M. Ladd was then a
member of thta board (though he took no part
In Its deliberations nor did he vote upon the
question of award), and was at the same time
a member of the corporation whoso bid was
accepted; therefore, be It
Resolved, That the vote by which the con
tract to furnish cast-Iron pipe was . awarded
the Oregon Iron & Steel Company be now re
considered. Some Desultory Discussion
Some desultory discussion ensued, which
was participated In by all the members
present. Including the Mayor, as to
whether there had ectually been any
award of contract. Dr., Jof ephl holding
that the acceptance of the bid of the Ore
gon Iron & Steel Company carried with it
an award of the contract, and he moved
to reconsider the vote by which the bid
of the Oswego plant was accepted, assert
ing that it would have the effect of doing
away entirely with any doubt relative to
the disposition of the certified check.
Dr. Raffety seconded the motion, and it
was curried unanimously.
Dr. Joseph!: "Now, with the consent of
my second, I withdraw my motion to
award the contract to the Oregon Iron &
Mayor Lane: "I guess I am willing.
Mr. Bates: "Now, gentlemen, I move
that we reject all bids and readvertlse
for cast-iron piping."
Dr. Josephl: "We have settled upon the
proposition to readvertlse for cast-iron
pipe and specials, and I think a proviso
ought to be Inserted in the contract im
posing SI30 a day liquidated damages for
any delay that may arise In supplying the
In obedience to a concordance of ideas,
the Mayor ordered all bids for furnishing
pipe readvertlsed, and set Wednesday.
November 22, at 9 A. M.. as the hour for
opening proposals, bfds for cast-Iron ma
terial alone to be considered. It was fur
ther agreed that tho bid of Paquet, Gle
' blach 8 Joplln for laying the 'pipe should
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