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4 HIE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, DECEMBER 3, 1911. v
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111 HUFF, RESIGNS
'Unfortunate Muddle" in Re
cent Armcry Fiasco Cause
t NEW YORK IS ATTRACTIVE
Tommy Cati-ln' Oregon Cold and It
Staj With Him. He Says, When
Confronted for Explanation.
Rjan Keputetl Rich.
BT ROSCOE FAWCETT.
. Tommy Ryan, month-old boxing In
structor at the Multnomah Athletic
Club. last night tendered hl resigna
tion to Edgar Frank, chairman of the
boxing and wrestling committee, and
the famous ex-we!ter and middle
weight champion will leave Portland
within a week for his home at Syra-
ruse. N. Y.
Several factors figure strongly In
Kyan's sudden determination to quit
Oregon soil tonallltls. the allurements
of boxing club conditions In New York
8tat under the new Frawley law. and
last, but probably not least Important,
the unfortunate muddle resulting from
the so-called athletic carnival staged
at the Armory on Wednesday night,
when Ryan was matched without his
knowledge, he says, to box "Denver
' Kd" Martin, the colored obelisk of
"Anyway." says Tommy. "I don't
think I would hsve come West had I
known that professional boxing was
barred In the states of Washington
" and Oregon. There Is too much money
. In other sections of the country for
"me to stick here at a $150 Job. My
'health, though, is the main conslder
.atlon. I caught a cold when I first
boxed at fie club's temporary gym-
- nastum and It has stuck with me ever
Ryaa Reawte Rick.
"" Ryan Is reported to be worth from
f 73.000 to $100,000. but lays claim to
only about fnO.000. which, he says. Is
r 1 tied up In realty and other properties
- i In Syracuse. Chicago and Kansas city
The boxer, rated as one of the great-
- est exponents of the glove game that
- ever lived, made $10,000 In Syracuse
last season running boxing clubs.
"I have been wondering for the past
fortnight whether or not It would be
best for me to resign." added the
Multnomah mitt Instructor, whose real
. Jiame Is Joseph Youngs. "That show
" J they put on at the Armory decided
? .ane, for those promoters certainly put
..mo tn wrong' and I was appearing
"'only as a favor to them, too."
The visit to the city of Senator
Frawlev. of New York, framer of the
4 .Frawley boxing bill, during the past
1 -week. likely had the most to do with
Ryan's resignation, however, for prior
I" tn that time Ryan had labored tinder
the hallucination that a New York
promoter, under the new-fangled stat
ute, was forced to put up a building
- for his bouts worth at the minimum
$10,000. Frawley. who was en route
to San Francisco, told him nay. Thus.
the hasty departure for "the fields of
Kaa 1'ays Reapeeta Beslag Here.
7- Ryan. In the parting, pays bla re-t-pecls
to amateur boxing such as In
dulged In by tbe Northwestern clubs,
nd laughingly labels It as "more to
be pitied than censured."
r "1 don't want to knock the Mult
riomab Club, for the heads have treated
me floe," declared Tommy, aa a smile
lighted op his visage, "but let me aay
that tbe only distinction I have been
able to discern between amateur boxing
and professional la that the profes
sionals are wall trained and know how
to box while the amateurs are In no
condition at all and rip each ether's
heads off with no semblance or ear
marks of skill.
-"These kids should be made to get
In condition before being put on the
r bills. Cp at Seattle the boxers wrapped
their bands In tape, cussed each other
and went about one step farther than
, the professionals In every respect."
No successor aa boxing instructor at
the club has yet been named, but the
, committee will likely get together
I within a day or two.
; Ryan became entitled ta call him-
; self middleweight champion about 1900
although, like Ketchel. Papke. Tommy
Burns and other pugilist embers, he
gained his spurs more through news-
; paper ratings than In any one flght
to which he can revert. Ryan, who Is
i now nearly years old. really gained
the "press" championship In three main
' battlea with Craig. English rhsmpton.
whom he defeated in ten rounds at
"'ney Island; Bonner, whom he best tn
. In rounds at Coney Island, and "Kid"
Carter, who succumbed In six rounds tn
Chicago on November ST. 1900.
During this period Tommy claims to
. have posted $3500 to meet Fitxsframon
at the middleweight limit, but Flta had
graduated Into the heavyweight de
partment and relinquished the middle
-When I retired." says Tommy.
"Ketchel. Hugo Kelly. Pspke and all
, that bunch claimed the title. No, Mc
, Coy had no claim on the middleweight
i title because McCoy waa a light
OUR LONG-HIDDEN HOARDS
' Many Million of Dollars in Amer-
Ira Without Owner.
None can estimate the wealth hidden
in Civil War times. Down mountain
.slopes, across the great plantations,
and along the streets of cities of the
Houth are the trails of lost fortunes.
On tha Mississippi River the shanty-
'boaters tell tales of kettles of gold coin
and money that were burled tn the
brakes or revealed In the caving bank
at the Mississippi by a cascada of coin
rushing down the crumbling slope into
the flood. Now and then soma sharp
darky appears with a handful of old
A mathematician might estimate the
quantity of nugget gold hidden by the
placer miners, the loggers, tinkers,
tramp, soldier all the kinds of for
tune that are tucked away In useless
and wasteful neglect In all part of
the country in stockings, mattresses,
old clothes, garrets, cellars, hollow
trees, hovels, mansions, cachea of des
peradoes, hidings of foreigners. If only
one In 10.000 hMea $100 that la never
-found and In every village and town
the proportion la larger, among farm
ers and back-country people, much
larger the losa will amount to $300.
000 The chances are that there are
1.00.000,000 of hidden fortune In this
Sountry now gold, silver. precious
'atone and paper wealth. Many a farm,
many a city property goes Into neglect
and decay because the heir sever
know $ it. .
MEDDLE WEIGHT AND WELTERWEIGHT EX-CHAMPION EE
SIGNS AS BOXING INSTRUCTOR AT MULTNOMAH CLUB.
AHREHS AFTER HATCH
PORTLIXD BOWLER ISSCES AX
OPE.V C HALLE X G E.
Exiert Make Average ft 24 3
Three Game Hood River Will
Play Team Here Attain.
Wtth an average of 14$ for threa
game aa his latest achievement. Qui
Ahrens has Issued a challenge to any
bowler in Portland or the Pacific Coast
for a ten-game match. Ahren and
Raymond rolled In the turkey contest
which the Saratoga. Alleya were con
ducting. The two made the score of
13H. of which Ahren made lit. whlcti
Is the best record made here for some
time past. Tba average for the three
games which Ahrens made la alao note
worthy and one w hich haa seldom been
equaled in this city.
The week past baa been one marked
by high scores all around, especially
those made In the contest for the
turkeys. A good many of the figures
ran close to Pacific Coast records. R.
M. Gray made the highest single score,
which waa 26g. George Henr made
the highest record for 00 pins, having
3t tallies which were above that mark,
McDonald wa another turkey win
ner. His number Is 13$ duck pins.
"Doc" Melee n, one of the oldest men
on the Portland alleya. cam In a few
minutes late wtth a score of 160 duck
pins, aa the contest closed at 8 P. M.
Wednesday, so he had to go Hungry on
Thursday or would have had to had he'
depended on the contest for his turkey.
The record made by Dale last Winter
hlch waa 164 duck plna, I the only
one ever rolled on the Saratoga elide
which surpassed u.at of Meleen'a.
Last Sunday a picked team from
Hood River defeated the Forester here
by a large score. Thursday a team
consisting of men who are acknowl
edged to be the best In the city when
It comes to bowling, went to Hood
River and met defeat by a score of
1644 against Hood River' J61. Tbe
Portland team consisted of Ahrens.
Henry, Raymond. Kneyxe and O'Don
nell. The Hood River team will Invade
Portland again in the near future and
play tbe Portland team.
The Forester have exciting game
BOTH BASEBALL AND
1 A ,c s; - 1
every Wednesday evening between
team In a league of their own.
The team In the Big Four League
now stand as follow:
Won. Lost. Pet.
Dltworth Derbies T 2 .TTS
Jarreta 5 4 MH
white Crows 8
Escalators 8 -333
MODERN WILLIAM TELL
Lurid Story of the Alpine Rebellion
of the Year 1848.
"There were many thousands of the
Austrian, and they came against us
from the north and from the south,
and from the east, so that we did not
know which way to go. But our Cap
ltano knew, and the priest knew, even
though we did not know.
"At last there waa better than build
ing and piling and mining, for there
wa a cry, 'The Auatriansl They are
coming!' And every man went to hi
place, aa our Capltano had directed,
for ha knew the rule of war.
"The soldiers came on very brave,
marching steady, steady, keeping step.
Then they halted and spread out
across the narrow valley, and some
were set to climb the rocks. And in
all there were thousands of them.
W cheered and we fired, and we
shouted when men fell: but the Au
strians had a leader who would not
easily give up, and hi men all fired
back at us, and more of them ware
set to climb the rccks.
"And then we sent the stones rolling
down, down upon them. The powder
wa exploded and the great rocks fell.
And they struck the Austrian who
were on the mountain-side, and many
a man went rolling down with the
rock a And our men fired from be
hind the barricade.
"And many rock went down like
Irve things, leaping from point to point
and then springing down and scatter
ing the soldiers In the road.
"Their dead this time we did not
bury. No. You have seen how swift
I the PlaveT You have seen how we
men of the mountains float our logs
In it. sending them down to tbe plains?
Well, it waa so that we did with their
dead. We tossed them into the river,
those men who had burned our vil
lage and misused our women. We
tossed them Into the river,, and we
said, 'You dead men. follow after the
Irving.' And they followed fast, float
ing, bobbing, tumbling, in the swift
waters of the river."
One of Llfe'a Mysteries.
"Oh. the fool and his money are soon
parted." said Blithers, sententiouBlr.
"That' all right," said Blobbs, "bnt
the thing- that I can't make out is
where In thunder the fools get all the
money they are parted from."
FOOTBALL HAVE NOW REACHED
i 1 r c ;
UPSETS ALL PLANS
Busy Programme Which Had
Been Arranged for Him Is
FINANCIAL LOSS IS HEAVY
Estimate Made That Ad's Appendi
citis Attack and Operation Have
Cost Hint' $100,000 in
Hard Cash Missed.
BT BARRY B. SMITH.
SAN FRANCISCO. Cal.. Dec. J. The
nntoward accident to Adolph Wolgaat
that necessitated an operation for ap
pendicitis the day , prior to bis
scheduled match with' Freddie Welsh
has knocked the plans of the light
weights helter skelter. Tom Jones had
a busy programme arranged for the
Michigan boy following the Welsh
tight. Ad was to have crack at
Knockout Brown and then
weeks later was
to take on
As matters now stand, there isn't
a chance for Wolgast to do any fight
ing for a year at the least and even
then it Is a question whether he will
be in fit condition to tackle hard mill
ing. In the meantime, no one knows
just who Is champion and there Is
going to be some lively scrapping for
Freddie Welsh very coolly annexed
the honor In Los Angeles. He gave out
a story saying how sorry he was for
the misfortune of Wolgast and when
he found that Willie Ritchie, of Ban
Francisco, had been substituted as his
opponent at the eleventh hour, wound
up his remarks by declaring that he
was willing to defend the title and
whenever Wolgast was ready would
give him a chance to regain his for
feited crown. That's all very nice, but
Just how a chap who has lost the
British title and Is no great smokes
In the game expects calmly to appro
priate an American title is beyond me.
Freddie may get away with that sort
of rough Btult in Los Angeles but no
where else in the country. He might
better style himself the Welsh light
weight champion of the world and let
It go at that.
MeFarland la Champion.
If there is anyone In the country who
is entitled to take to himself the cham
pionship that boy is Packey McFarland.
And Packey has far too much sense.
He says, like the others, that he re
grets the Illness of Wolgast and then
backs it up with a logical statement.
"For another and more selfish rea
son. I am orry about this. It means
that my chance of getting a clear title
to the championship has passed for the
time being. Wolgast will hardly be
uum io ngm ior anotner 12 months and
in the meantime who is there to claim
his tltle7 Nobody would admit it and if
wolgast is through with the game. It
will be a case of working up to the
top. Of course, I am willing to take
my chances but it is very much like
beginning all over again.''
That' a sensible sort of talk to be
giving out and shows that Packey has
a mighty good understanding of the
situation. Personally. I think there is
no question of his fitness as compared
with any other man than Wolgast but
it will probably be necessary to match
mm wnn treadle welsh to
the world at large.
Wolgast Probably Through.
Wolgast Is probably through with
the game. Physicians with whom the
writer has talked "seem to feel that
after an operation of that sort, a man
Is always liable to a collapse, parti
cularly In case of violent exertion of
the athletic sort. Furthermore, a year
out of the game is a bad thing for any
fighter, as past events have proved, and
Wolgast will probably appreciate this
when he Is well enough to think over
There is no question but that hl ill
ness will cost him something like 8100 -000.
particularly If he is out of the
harness a full year. He would
gathered in something like 820.000
from the Welsh match. A bout with
Knockout Brown would have meant
anotner 820,000 and with Packey Mc
Farland, he would probably have been
good for $30,000 all told.
Then, in addition there would be the
movlng-plcture rights and his theat
rical work. So Tom Jones Isn't exag
gerating when he says that Adolph,
totalling what he would have made
along with his expermes, stands to be
out $100,000. At the same time, I un
derstand that the little chap haa saved
a fair proportion of his money, so be
can get along and perhaps it will be
aa well for him.
That waa a pretty little story that
one of the press association sent out
on the day of the operation. Wolgast
wm described aa waking from his
anesthetic and asking If he had been
knocked out by Welsh. Sounds good,
but it didn't happen' to be true. . Wol-
THE CAKE SEASON.
gast was perfectly normal when he re
covered consciousness and told his wife
that he would be all right within a
Ritchie la Lack.
Willie Ritchie, a local Ban Francisco
lightweight, fell heir to some good for
tune as a result of the appendicitis.
Tom McCarey denied that he wanted to
go through with some sort of a match
and so wired an offer to Ritchie. He
offered Ritchie $1500 with the privi
lege of accepting 20 per cent of the
bouse, which is more money than Wil
lie ever dreamed of making in a fight.
Willie rushed to the train Wednesday
night, arrived in Los Angeles In the
1 forenoon and wa ready for his scrap
In the afternoon. Very fortunately,
Willie has been acting as a sparring
partner to Packey McFarland, so he
was In decent shape. He weighs a lot
more than 133 . pounde and probably
would not do better than 138 at such
short notice. At the same time, Mc
Carey was able to go ahead with his j
San Francisco fight fans are won
dering whether Jack Welsh Is the Wol
gast Jinks. Jack went to Milwaukee,
vou will remember, to referee for Wol
gast and McFarland. The authorities
did not allow the match and Welsh
had his trip and trouble for nothing.
Then Jack was practically demanded
by the champion to referee the Los
Angeles bout. And Jack Welsh arrived
the morning that Adolph was rushed to
the hospital. There's no use talking.
It begins to look as if the hoodoo was
working over time.
Just what Tom O'Day will do for
December remains to be seen. He did
WAGNER LOSES FORMER
JUDGMENT OF HORSES
Ex-Constable Buys Aged Nag From Acquaintance and Decrepit Animal
Becomes Care and Expense to Owner.
A NUMBER of years ago, when the
bangtails were performing at the
old Irvlngton racetrack, among
the most expert Portland -men at siz
ing up the meriU and demerits of the
-speed marvels" was Lou Wagner, ex
Constable. Since then, according to a
story going the rounds, the former of
ficial has lost his cunning as a Judge
of horse flesh, at least so it would
seem from the mirth derived by Wag
ner's friends at each rehearsal of a
recent deal In horse flesh manipulated
However.. It may be m-timed to
charge Wagner with the deal. Judg
ment will be left with the reader.
Since retiring from public office
Wagner has been conducting a grocery
store near Willamette Heights. A few
davs ago he found himself in need of
a horse to attach to his delivery wagon,
so he started out to buy a horao.
While Constable, Wagner had several
"run-ins" with Thomas W. Murphy, a
well-known horsedealer and trainer,
but the ex-Constable evidently forgot
these after his tenure of office expired
and the first man he visited to buy a
horse was Murphy. Now Murphy, It
is said, had not forgotten his grudge
against the former official, and when
Wapner applied for a delivery horse
Murphy saw a fine chance for revenge.
At lie ilurpbj; stables was an an
The record' of ten months' shipments show that Eilers Music House
secured 2920 pianos, -while its next rival in this city had but 274. One con-
ctrn had only 21, and still another concern in this city had none at all !
Does this record mean anything t It means everything for the piano-buyer.
Twelve years ago the Eilers business was started iu Portland, Oregon. One
6mall store, not larger than the space now required for the office, marked
the commencement of this enterprise. Before that time most of the pianos
sold in Oregon were of low grade. Prices, however, were maintained by the
dealers then at the very highest possible notch.
The coming of the Eilers Music Stores changed all this. Instead of con
tinuing along the beaten path of trade, the plan of Eilers Music House was
to supply the highest grade of instruments. Instead of putting prices as high
as they could possibly be placed, the Eilers plan was to make the prices as
low as they could possibly be put.
Instead of making big profits whenever an occasional piano was sold, the
aim of Eilers Music House was to make an aggregate profit on many sales.
This plan, coupled with many other innovations, was carried out in the
face of bitterest opposition. But, nevertheless, all competitors of those days
vanished, and today the Eilers Music House stands as the Nation's largest.
Bitter opposition against so-called Eilers methods exists today. The com
parative showing herewith published indicates only too plainly why there is
so much vilification, so much abuse, so much knocking, to employ a phrase
of today, of Eilers Music House, and its fine pianos, by individuals, who have
instruments of their own to sell.
Particularly of late, when business has been found in many quarters to be
rather unsatisfactory, many of our patrons in making their investigations
cbout town, have found the attacks upon Eilers Music House, and its excel
lent pianos, particularly virulent. We are pleased to say that in every in
stance where people have made careful investigation, their patronage has been
bestowed upon Eilers Music House.
As was stated by us in 1899, every item of expense that enters into the
cost of selling pianos and organs will be found reduced to the lowest degree
tt Eilers Music House. Every member of the firm brings into the business
a thorough knowledge of affairs down to the smallest detail. Here are found
the very best makes of pianos, for the least money, and here every caller finds
careful and painstaking attention to every want.
People always find our stores busy, hustling and enterprising. The facil
ities we have are -equaled by none in the United States.
Our earnings do not have to be divided with bankers and note-shavers.
"We do not have to- pay a jobbing or wholesale profit to San Francisco or
other houses. There are no idle drones in this house, because of which many
etneerns are compelled to add considerable to the price of their goods.
We have our own delivery service. Instead of paying rent, we collect
rent. Our freights are less the cost of doing business is so much less in
every way. And for these reasons, quality considered, we can afford to sell
for less than can any other dealer or agency.
The growth of our business is limited only by the number of people who
investigate the advantages we have to offer. To examine them carefully
means to become a patron of Eilers Music House. We sell pianos that will
please you and that will bring your friends here when they are ready to buy.
And while firms have come and firms have gone, during the years that
EUers Music House has been in business, one has the reasonable assurance
that Eilers Music House will always be found here to make good every prom
ise and obligation.
Our customers are our references. We feel that no transaction can be right
that does not give satisfaction to the buyer, and thus it is today, as it was
the case as announced by us in July, 1899, that "Eilers Music House leads
the procession because it belongs at the head, and those in the rear should
lfarn to contain their souls in peace."
Our methods make prices lowest on worthy goods. We have no time to
worry over the selling of questionable articles. We have no inferior, make
believes to foist off. In 1899 we began to sell pianos just as other commodi
ties are sold on the basis of quick sales and small profits money back if
the purchaser is not entirely satisfied. This was bound to be and has been
Here you will find for $318 a better piano than can possibly be obtained
at any other institution for less than $425.
For $137 we furnish an instrument which could not be obtained elsewhere
for less than $250.
Paper is patient many broad claims are made in advertisements, but
claims and assertions invariably make a different appearance when stood in
a row with downright facts.
Eilers Music House for years has sold more pianos, and is today selling
wore pianos than all other dealers in the Northwest combined. This certainly
indicates that Eilers Music House is the place where most people find it to
their interest to trade, and undoubtedly is the place where you can do the
best, no matter how alluring may be the offers from elsewhere.
EILERS MUSIC HOUSE
NOW THE NATION'S LARGEST
IN EILERS BUILDING, CORNER ALDER AND SEVENTH
Want Knockout Brown and Ad Wol
gast, but now that is out of the ques
tion. Packey will return to New York
to take on Matt Wells, the British
champion. In a 10-round, no-declslon
encounter and that doesn't leave much
of a field for O'Day to pick from. He
might do a whole lot worse than Brown
and One-Round Hogan for a 20-round
match, and it wouldn't surprise me in
the least to see that card finally set
RULING A BIG CITY.
Instances Where Germans Go From
Home After Public Servants.
Springfield (Mass.) Republican.
S. 8. McCIure, of New Tork City,
founder of McClure's Magazine, lec
tured before an audience of 1000 men
at the Young Men's Christian Associa
tion meeting for men in Court Square
Theater tbe other afternoon. His sub
ject was "An Efficient Government."
The lecture was interesting in many
respects. It brought to the attention
Of the men of Springfield some weak
nesses in our present political system,
and especially the weaknesses caused
by our loose political methods. Mr.
McCIure characterized the present sys
tem of government as a government by
amateurs, and made a strong and ef
fective plea for business administra
tion. The value of trained men for offi
cial positions in the government, the
speaker stated, could be seen in the
cient, dilapidated specimen of horse
flesh which Murphy desponded of ever
getting rid of, but he had his stable
hands "doctor" up the ancient rack of
bones and when the animal was shown
to Wagner tt presented a fairly good
appearance. The price quoted also
lent enchantment 'to the animal, and
Wagner was the owner of the staed
very quickly, as he feared Murphy
might raise the price. '
The old horse managed to travel to
Wagner's barn, where it collapsed
shortly after the new owner had left
for home. When Wagner entered the
barn next morning to groom his new
steed, all his powers of persuasion
failed to make the animal stand up, so
the new owner immediately telephoned
for a veterinary surgeon.
The doctor attended the beast and
immediately rendered a bill for $7.50,
and Wagner referred him to Murphy.
Having sold the animal to Wagner
without any guarantee. Murphy na
turally refused to the bill and the vet
erinary put it in the hands of a col
lector. In some manner Wagner's for
mer associates in the Constable's of
fice beard of it and telephoned him that
attachment proceedings were about to
be registered against him for $18 and
Wagner hurriedly hunted up the horse
doctor and paid the $7.50. Wagn-is
now thinking of buying an automobile
delivery wagon. He thinks it win be
my i Me
German system of municipal govern
ment. He took as an example the city
of Frankfort, which is almost as large
as Boston. He stated that in Frank
fort the voters nominate their own
candidates for office. No printed bal
lots are used, the voter simply writing
the name of his candidate upon a slip
of paper and casting It into the ballot
box. In case no man receives a ma
jority, the candidates receiving the
largest number of votes are voted
upon at another election until the elec
tion of some candidate is assured. Can
didates elected as councilors are se
lected for a term of six years and
should they prove their efficiency, they
are invariably returned. This system
usually guarantees the election of the
ablest men in the community.
It is not unusual for a German city
to go outside of its community for an
official. Men who havo given excellent
service in other communities are often
chosen. A regular school of admin
istration is thus created, and In many
instances men holding positions in
smaller towns and cities are selected
to fill similar offices In larger cities.
The speaker said that the Germans
want a man who has been tried anil
not. an experiment. So strong is this
desire for the best in municipal ad
ministration that men are sometimes
summoned from any part of the world
to fill some responsible position In mu
nicipal government. As an illustra
tion, he told how the city of Frankfort
selected an Englishman to lay out and
administer the business operation of
the street railway. This man held the
position for many years, and was suc
ceeded by his son, who now holds it.
The city officials of Frankfort, as well
as in many other German cities, usu
ally hold their positions for at least 30
years and are then retired on a pension
that gives them a good livelihood.
The -city of Frankfort, he said, has
millions of dollars invested in suburb
an property which is sold to residents
for a certain amount, made payable to
the government, on easy payments, for
which the government charges but 8Vb
per 'cent for .the money which it has
invested. The electric street railways
are used to carry the people daily to
and from the country for less than op
eration costs. By efficient manage
ment and profitable returns from other
municipal business the city is able to
operate the road without loss. The
speaker stated that the city itself was
ssvample of pure democracy and that
it wai. tiot cursed with a corrupt politi
cal machine. The city of Frankfort
holds a lesson by which American
cities could well profit. City govern
ment today has become Just as techni
cal as any large private business, and
it requires Just as expert men as it
does to run a railroad.
The great fault with our American
cities, the speaker stated, is that then
is no attraction for cable and honest
men. tie attributed tne cause or tms
state of affairs to the fact that there
is no decent reward,- no guarantee of
permanency and no certainty of in
come, all of which he believed essen
tial if the services of a good man are
to be procured. It Is characteristic of
Americans to get the services of the
best men possible to conduct their pri
vate business, he stated, but it is rare
indeed for ttgm to Indorse an equally
efficient man as an official to be In
trusted with the management of the
public business. It can be flttinirly
said that in many of our cities govern
Ojexit by. criminal alone exists.