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THE STTNDAT OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, MAT 9, 1909
CITIES TO GIVE
. WARM WELCOME
Portland Excursionists Will Be
Entertained All Along
RECEPTIONS ARE PLANNED
Each Tolnt to Be Visited Insists on
Showing Attention to tbe Party.
Kverjr Minute of Time
Will Be Occupied.
The business men's excursion through
Washington is a foregone success. Prac
tically every town along the line has been
heard from and every one has an elab
orate reception scheme on hand. So en
thusiastio have many of the cities be-
conduct party around the city; will
probably have autos and go to hotel.
South Bend Commercial Club; C. H.
Miller, president: F. G. Mcintosh, secre
tary. Commercial Club and business
men will meet party on arrival of train
and show them around city.
Raymond Commercial Club; L. V.
Raymond, president; W. R. Strubje, sec
retary. Will meet party on arrival of
train with steamer Reliable and make
run up the river to Raymond in order to
show them harbor. Run requires 20 min
utes. Pe Ell Commercial Club; P. M. Wat
son, president: C. W. Boynton, secretary.
Dryad Commercial Club; J. M. Burns,
president; P. D. Madison, secretary.
Adna Advance Association; J. W.
Moore, president; W. M. Clinton, secre
tary. Rochester Business men will meet
party on arrival.
Oakville Boosters' Club: Mrs. C. F.
Gfoist. president: Mrs. J. M. Collins, sec
retary. Club and prominent citizens Vill
meet train on arrival.
Elma Commercial Club; E. L. Minard,
president; E. S. Avey, secretary. Party
will be met on arrival by club and prom
inent . citizens and taken to " new hotel
for luncheon and then taken by enter
tainment committee through the town.
Montesano Commercial Club; R. G.
Cheney, president; R. H. Fleet, secre
tary. Hoqulam Commercial Club; E. O. Mc
Glauliin. president: W. C. Gregg, secre
tary. Committee from Commercial Club
appointed to meet party on arrival, and
business houses will remain open until
after departure of train in order that
they may meet business men.
Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce: W.
J. Patterson, president; E. W. Beimfohr.
secretary. , Committee from Chamber of
Commerce will meet party on arrival and
take them to club rooms for visit.
Olympia Chamber of Commerce: P. H.
Carlyon, president; J. M. Wilson, secre
tary. Tacoma Tacoma Chamber of Com
merce; Everett Grigg, president; Tacoma
Commercial Club; O. F. Cooper, secre
tary; Tacoma Booster Club; L. W. Pratt,
Park and New Streets Are
TWO RESERVOIRS NEEDED
City Building Tip Rapidly in Vicinity
of East Side Highlands, With
High-Class Residences To
Hare Paved Streets.
Prospect of a fine park at Mount
Tabor has stimulated sales of residence
sites, and several attractive dwellings
are to be erected on the elevation. West
avenue has become an important street,
lined with new and beautiful homes.
Opening and improving of streets, it is
thought, will result. In many new build
ings being erected there. A considerable
tract on the south side of Belmont street
has been placed on the market.
Brubaker & Normandin have pur
chased one acre on the north side of
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t ome that large sums of money have been
raised to provide entertainment for their
Blasts and almost . every city hus ap
pointed a Commercial Club or some
similar organization to look at." the
All the larger cilieS have arranged for
automobiles to be in waiting at the depot
nlcneslde the train. Visitors will be hur
rifd Into the automobiles, taken to a
nearby hall for introductions, rushed out
again Into the automobiles, given a brief
glimpse of the city, and back to the train.
Cities with but a ten-minute stop are
putting forward programmes such as this.
'As long as they can keep tD their
chedule,-' said Tom Richardson, publi
city manager of the Commercial Club,
"well and good, but we have such a vast
programme to keep that we just .can't fall
At Honuiam. where the train arrives
late at night, all the business houses will
remain open, in order that the town may
present a thoroughly businesslike appear
ance. Raymond promises a 20-minute
steamer run. North Yakima promises a
smoker In the clubrooms of the city and
Peattlo will entertain the visitors at the
Boards of trade, commercial clubs, de
velopment leagues. Improvement associa
tions, a booster club, advance associations
iind plain business men have taken the
entertainment of the visitors in hand.
TVom all appearances it promises to be
the most memorable excursion of busi
ness men that ever left the city.
Special Committees Xamed.
In order to facilitate the exchange of
courtesies on the trip, a committee on
introductions has been appointed, con
sisting of W. B. Glafke, A. H. Averill,
W. A. T. BuHhong. Samuel Connell and
J. K. QUI. The regulation of the pro
gramme at each stop will be in the
hands of A. H. Devers, Jay Smith,
George Lawrence, Jr., H. C. Campbell
and Tom Richardson.
To determine the order in .which
members of the party will eat, a spe
cial dining-car committee has been ap
pointed. This consists of T. N. Stop
penbach. C. C. Colt and V. M. Buffum.
The tipping nuisance can't be regu
lated, believe the organizers of the ex
cursion, and. In order to reduce it to a
minimum, a badge and tip committee
has been arranged. S. M. Luders, W.
A. Holt and George W. Hoyt will su
perintend the tip donations.
All those going with the party are
requested to be at the Union Depot at
8:80 Monday morning: to permit photo
graphs to be taken of the party. The
train will pull out promptly at 9 A. M.
The following cities have notified the
Northern Paclfio Railway of their plans
for entertaining the visitors, and
where no programme is given, the com
mittees mentioned are responsible for
the welcome given:
Those Who WiU Welcome Party.
Vancouver Commercial Club: R. M.
Smartz, president; K. S. Barton, secre
tary. Ridgeneld Commercial Club: J. A.
Smith, president; J. W. Blackburn, sec
retary. Woodland Commercial Club: A. I
Bozarth, president: E. F. Bryant, secre
tary. Kalama Commercial Club; A. L. Wat
son, president; E. N. Howe, secretary.
Kelso Commercial Club; J. L. Harris,
president: W. M. Signor. secretary.
Castle Rock Commercial Club; Z. 1
Hullard. president: A. F. McLane. secre
tary. Business men -will meet train In
a body: will probably have two or three
autos at depot to take party trip through
the city. t
Wlnlock Party of business men will
meet the train.
Chehalis Citizens' Club; D. W. Bush,
president: H. O. Coffman, secretary. Club
will meet train on arrival and extend
them courtesies of the business men of
Centralis Commercial Club: E.T. Tall
madge. president: T. W. Thomas, secre
tary. Mayor. Commercial Club and busi
ness men will meet train on arrival and
president; will meet party on arrival
with automobiles and take ride through
the city, thence to rooms of Commercial
Club for luncheon, and to meet the busi
Puyallup Board of Trade: W. H. El
vins, president: J. B. Leavitt. secretary.
Sumner Commercial Club; F. R. Spin
ning, president: R. R. White, secretary.
Auburn Commercial Club: J. I. Gil
more, president George C. Meade, secre
tary. Kent Commercial Club; C. B. Gaiber
son, president; B. A. Bowen, secretary.
Visit to Exposition Grounds.
SeattleChamber of Commerce; C. B.
Yandell, secretary; Will be met on ar
rival by Chamber of Commerce commit
tee, and J. A. Nadeau. director-general
A--P Exposition, with special street
cars and taken to A-Y-P grounds, and
after viewing same will have dinner at
one of the club rooms or halls on Ex
position grounds, and later returned to
train in special cars.
Ravensdale None. Company mine sup
erintendent and storekeeper will meet
party on arrival and show them about as
much as time permits. Coal mines.
Hot Springs Dr. Kloeber will meet
party on arrival and show them through
Hot Springs Hotel.
Ellensburg Chamber of Commerce; J.
C. Hubbell, president: P. H. W. Rose,
secretary. Party met on arrival by
Chamber of Commerce and entertained
with short trip through the valley and
North Yakima Commercial Club: Alex
Miller, president: H. P. Jones, secretary.
Party will be met by Commercial Club
with automobiles and will be shown sur
rounding country in daytime, and in
evening will be given smoker in Commer
cial Club rooms.
Toppenish Commercial Club: F. A.
Wiggins, president; H. G. Hillyer, secre
tary. Alfalfa Citizens will meet train on ar
rival. Mabton Commercial Club: E. V. Al
burty, president; C. T. Morgan, secre
tary. Prossei- Commercial Club; H. R. Wat
son, president: H. W. Carnahan, secre
tary; will be met by Commercial Club
and entertained while at Prosser.
Kennewick Commercial Club; George
Richardson, president: James Crowell.
secretary. Business men and citizens
will meet party on arrival and entertain
while at Kennewick.
Pasco Commercial Club:- T. Walton,
president: D. W. Fales, secretary.
Goldendale Klickitat Development
League: H- N. Frazier, president; C. W.
Lyles Development Club; H.. W. Clark,
White Salmon Commercial Club; D.
W. Dexter, president; J. M. Lewis, sec
retary. Underwood Underwood and . White
Salmon Valley Improvement Association;
P. I. Packard, secretary; G. E. Beebe,
Stevenson Board of Trade: W. P.
Christensen, president: R. C. Sly, secre
tary. Washougal Commercial Club; F. . T. S.
Keep, president: G. S. Smith, secretary.
STOCKMAN. IS IN TROUBLE
Fined for One Offense, He Finds
Himself in Trouble Again.
After paying a fine of $100 on a charge
of Illegally fencing Government land and
after tearing down the offending fences,
Fred A. Phillips, a wealthy stockman of
Baker City, is confronted by further
It sms that ,Mr. Phillips purchased
the right of a homesteader to one tract,
but the entry had been rejected by the
Government because the land was valu
able for mineral. Mr. Phillips had also
leased 4Q acres from another homesteader
whose right was under contest. The fenc
ing of these two tracts brought the law
down on the stockman, and yesterday he
pleaded guilty in the United States court
and paid the fine.
Now the lessor of the 40-acre tract de
clares that he has never received any
notice from the Government that his
eatry has been rejected and that PhiMips
had no right to remove the fences. He is
demanding that the stockman pay for
the Base Line from Ceorge W. Bates for
S3000. They will improve the property.
This sale Indicates the value of land on
the Base Line road.
The Improvement of Belmont street to
West avenue. , at Mount Tabor, is under
way at two places between East Tenth
and East Nineteenth streets, and East
Forty-first and West avenue. At both
places hard-surface -improvement will be
used. Between Sunnyside and West ave
nue grading is in progress, some heavy
cuts being required. The tracks of the
street-railway company must be shifted
and lowered. This improvement of West
avenue may be carried to Francis avenue,
two blocks beyond West avenue, and then
later continued on to Tabor Heights,
where it will connect with several im
proved streets, together with the winding
roads leading to the top of Mount Tabor,
where ie city has acquired property for
a public park.
East Fifty-fifth street is being opened
at Mount Tabor between Belmont street
and Hawthorne avenue, and will probably
be Improved at a later date.
A number of attractive hqmes are be
ing built at Mount Tabor, including the
$10,000 . residence' of Irving Corser, on
East Stark and East Sixty-ninth. It will
contain 13 rooms,- also a billiard-room.
The Interior finish is to be of selected
grain fir, and the floors will be hardwood,
oak and birdseye maple. It will have
extended eaves with exposed rafters, a
large porch and mission-style stairway.
It will be the most attractive house
erected at Mount Tabor this year.
Residents of Mount Tabor will Insist
that the old -schoolhouse on West ave
nue and Base Line road be replaced with
a modern building and on a new site.
The building is overcrowded and is not
considered suitable nor safe for school
Go out today and see what 25 men and five
teams have accomplished during the past week,
clearing land and grading streets.
Take Cazadero or Gresham car to Gilbert Sta
tion; ioc fare, 35 minutes from Morrison street.
Our tract office is completed and you will find our
agent there every afternoon.
For a short time only you can buy an acre,
all cleared, with water piped to it for irrigation
and domestic use, and electric lights and tele
phone, fine school and on Powell Valley macad
amized road, all for
Phone Main 8033. 24514 Washington Street.
children. They will ask that the present
site be sold and a better one secured.
Plans are being prepared for a new
$15,000 Methodist Church on Base Line
road, at Mount Tabor, to be erected at
once. It will be erected on the site of
the old church. Rev. J. W. McDougall
is the pastor.
On the east side of Mount Tabor a
number of streets have been graded and
sidewalks built. Rumor has it among resi
dents that the Mount Tabor electric ear
line will be extended down the east side
of Mount Tabor and continued to Kelly
Butte, and when the Improvement of
these streets was proposed, property
owners objected until Informed that the
company would extend the carline. It
had the desired effect, for whether the
line is extended or not, the streets have
Extension of a carline to Kelly Butte,
where the county has its extensive rock
crusher plant. Is considered entirely fea
sible, but it Is not known what branch
will be extended South Mount Tabor
or Montavilla. With a carline to Kelly
Butte, facilities for handling road ma
terial would be greatly increased.
Two reservoirs . will be built on the
west slope of Mount Tabor by the Water
Beard, which will be part of the water
system of the city. One will be on a
level with the present high-service res
ervoir, and the second one will be the
intermediate, between the present lower
reservoir and the higher one. Ground
has been acquired for these reservoirs,
and they will be built when plans have
been completed for them. It is intended
that they shall be part of the park sys
tem of Mount Tabor, and will be built
with this In view.
Credit is given Frank Park for the
final - selection of the top of Mount Ta
bor for a general park on the East Side.
He never ceased to work for this park,
and advocated In and out of season, until
success came to crown his efforts. Creep
ing up the west slope and down the east
side, houses are being built, until Mount
Tabor already is surrounded by a great
population. Eastward It can be seen
that Mount Tabor Park will be the cen
ter of the East Side, for already . build
ing follows the Base Line road for seven
miles and more, while northward build
ings are crowding Columbia' Slough.
TRUE PLACE FOR AN EDITOR
Ought Not to Be Embarassed by
Taking: Political Appointment.
- We regard it as a particularly happy
sign of the times that Editor Harvey W.
Scott's courteous but firm declination of
the Mexican Embassy should have been
so promptly applauded by so. large a
section of the high-class American press.
From one end of the country to the other
his course, has 'been approved heartily,
enthusiastically, and with genuine sin
cerity. Mr. Scott's reasons for thrusting aside
the great honor the President proposed
in his favor were simple but convincing.
He is the editor of the Portland Ore
gonlan, one of the great papers of the
country, and especially independent and
idealistio in editorial utterances and con
duct. The Oregonian is outspoken on all
topics; what it has to say is accepted as
Its actual conception of the truth as it
is given the editor to see. It is in every
way clean and worthy. These conditions
existing, Mr. Scott feared that he would
not, if in any manner, shape or form
part and parcel of the administration
at Washington, feel perfectly at liberty
to discuss it freely and frankly, as has
been his custom in discussing all things
coming within' the sphere of his legiti
mate consideration. He holds that his
first duty is to his newspaper and its
constituency, and so high does he regard
that duty that he declines to be put In
an attitude that might be, at times, even
apparently questionable, no matter how
glittering the temptation or how desir
able the prize as an isolated proposition.
The Washington Herald wishes to join
In the congratulations and praise now
being showered on Mr. Scott- His point
of view is Impregnable, and tends to the
uplift of journalism in this country in no
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small measure. Whether all deserving
newspapers in the land now see things
Just as Mr. Scott , sees them, may b
an open question, but that . bis ethical
standard must be accepted ultimately
by all papers ambitious to serve a patrio
tic purpose in the United States is a
conclusion that cannot be avoided. The
honestly helpful and entirely worthy
newspaper must have no axe to grind
not even a penknife. The "organ" can
not play so low and sweet and sooth
ingly that the . false notes will not jar
and upset the harmony of the entire
We rejoice that opportunity came to
Editor Scott to make so plain his lofty
trend of thought in respect of the
straight and narrow path clean-cut and
conscientious newspaper men must walk.
Of such as he must the kingdom of
Ideal journalism be composed.
Our Foreign Shipping Trade.
PORTLAND, May 8. (To the Editor.) Speak not evil of the absent.
Anyone who will carefuly read the com
munication of John Pcnton. secretary of
thj Merchant Marine League of the ITnlted
States, and the editorial in answer there
to In The Oregonian, will realise that It is
a condition and not a theory" that con
fronts America on the high seas, and that
with our high-priced capital and labor we
can protect ourselves only with very great
difficulty, .while attempting to compete with
low-priced capital and labor of the older
countries in the carrying of goods, even our
own goods, on the oceans of the world. We
can and do protect our coastwise marine,
but on the open ocean it is entirely differ
ent. "Free ship registry," as a' remedy, would
be totally lnadquate. On the other hand,
subsidies, unless very great, cannot bridge
the chasm. Liberal mail-pay subsidies
would tend to foster American trade, in so
far as it "follows the flag." also Ameri
can shipbuilding and supply of subsidiary
naval vessels, and desirable growth of
merlcan merchant marine. We might thus
"partly remedy our poor showing in American-owned
and American-manned vessels,
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