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THE DAILY COOS BAY TIMES, MARSHFIELD, OREGON, THURSDAY. JULY 25, 1907.
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fAnti-Liquorists Preparing Vig
orous Campaign,, Against
-BATTLE- - IN CLACKAMAS
"Wide Open" County Likely To Be
Sccno of Attempts to Sup
press the Trafllc.
Unless the morning sun of moral
reform undor tho blue laws succeeds
In dissipating the Sunday glnmlll
dews along the shady banks of tho
rolling Clackamas, says the Oregon
inn, action attacking the saloon as an
Institution, not merely as a Sunday
law violator, is likely to be Institut
ed. Tho prohibition talks made in
the Pacific Northwest during the paBt
few days by such men as Judge S.
It. Artman, Rev. John Q. Woolley,
Oliver W. Stewart and many others
.whOt spoke at the rccont Chautauqua
Assembly, have sown Beeds of re-form
in' fertile soli, and their con
tention that the liquor license is un
constitutional has been given much
For this reason, and becauso of tlio
weekly disturbance and debauches
along tho Cazudcro electric lino, 01-9-
sary assistance will start tho war of
extermination on the saloon in Ore
gon. "We will make Clackamas county
the example, if you like," ho said Inst
night. "I am willing and ready to
draw up a brief, if we can get a rela
tor to sign it, and we will bring in
junction proccedjngs to close up all
the saloons, not only on Sundays but
on every other day in tho week. Wo
will strike the blow in Clackamas
county, if necessary. That will set
tle Sunday closing for good and all.
I would like to see the fight carried
up to tho Supreme Court of tho
United States, and let the highest
tribunal in tho land Interpret the
Constitution with regard to the sale
of intoxicating liquor.
"Tho matter will get to the Su
preme Court sooner or later along
the very linos Judge -Artman has ox
plained to us here, and Oregon
might as well have tho credit for tak
ing tho initiative as any other state.
And I venture tho prophecy that
when the Supremo Court of the
United States does consider the ques
tion, it will knock out ovory liquor
license in America. There is no
right granted by tho Constitution al
lowing a man to sell intoxicating
liquor. It is merely n privilege, and
I am sure it will be held unconstitu
tional, on the ground of being de
structive to public morals, inimical
to society, corruptive of our citizen
ship and dangerous to public weal.
"Something should be done to
mako the officials of Clackamas
county do their duty, just as they
do in this county. I will put my
shoulder to the wheel."
"It is a shame," said II. W. Stone,
general secretary of tho local Y. M.
C. A., "that such conditions should
exist over in our neighboring county.
Tho law Is a state law, and it applies
thoro as strongly as it does here I
hardly think, however, that our citi
zens should bo called upon to chns-
en men and women Into the streets
of Portland eery Sunday night is the
complaint which the reform move
ments of Multnomah county and
Portland will no doubt lodge with
Mr. Hedges before tho present week
Is over, and an attempt will bo made
to have tho issue settled by next
Sunday. Should this fall, tho injunc
tion weapon will be resorted to.
gon may have tho honor of instltut
ing-legal action with a view to hay- tiso public officials over there in this
ing tho question of the constitution
allty of the liquor license taken clea'r
to the Supreme Court of the United
States for final settlement.
Many people, individually and
affiliated Avith reform movements in
this city, havo. taken up the matter
of nailing down the lid in Clacka
mas county, outside of Oregon City,
with DIstrictAttorney, Gilbert Hedges
but ho has ignored their pleas en
tirely. B. Leo Paget, who lives in Clacka
mus county, and who is treasurer for
tho prohibition party in this state,
even went so far as to write a long
letter to Mr. Hedges, inclosing news
paper Clippings and editorials on the
Mr. Paget also asked Hedges to
onforco the law in Clackamas just as
Mr. Manning is enforcing it in Mult
nomah county, and mado his appeal
. on behalf of the citizenship of tho
county and on behalf of tho Oak
Grovo Improvement Association, of
which Mr. Paget is president. Paget
closed his letter with tho statement:
"Our county cannot afford, to have
much advertising of this character.1'
District Attorney Hedges did not
oven do Mr. Paget tho courtesy of
acknowledging receipt of the com
munication or of answering it in any
"- -Several members of tho Municipal
Association of this city also request
ed Mr. Hedges to closo tho Baloons
in Estacnda, Barton, Boring, Eagle
Creek and at Sandy, and tho only
satisfaction they got, they say, was
this: Hedges told them if they
would swear out informations
1 against tho saloonmen, he would is
"So you sec," said Mr. Paget, In
commenting on tho situation, "it is
prtety clearly up to Mr. Hedges. Wo
havo done all we can do in the way
- of urging him to do his duty, but to
my notion you havo to go far back
of a mero district attorney to root
out tho ovll. I don't seo any boIu-
tion of tho liquor ovll so long as tho
government licenses tho traffic. Re
fuse saloonmen licenses and the Sunday-closing
agitation would no
longer bo an lssuo or a nintir to
' Mr. Paget added that ho stood
'ready to assist any organized movo
vsmont looking to tho closing of tho
Clackamas county saloons on Sunt
, day, and would enlist tho. efforts of
. his party leaders in tho stato.
E. S. J. McAllister, who until re
cently was counsel for tho Stato
"Anti-Saloon Leaguo, and is still an
earnest worker for roform, wants
to got to tho bottom of tho matter,
and If ho Is ablo to secure tho ncces-
matter. Thoy know thoir duty and
ought to bo honest and courageous
enough to enforce them without
being hit over the head with a club."
Flnlay McKercher, another devoted
Prohibitionist, says ho is willing to
carry the wnr into Clackamas county
if somebody else will start the move
ment. Ho thinks tho citizens of
Clackamas county should arise in
their might, and protest to District
Attorney Hedges, and If they can't
compel that official to do his duty,
Mr. McKercher would like to see
every citizen of Multnomnh county
go over to Oregon City and join in
"Let them start it over there,"
said McKercher, "and we will lend
our moral support to tho movement.
It is an outrage on public decency
that a little strip of country out
through Clackamn& couity should
bo allowed to violate the Sunday
closing law when all other portions
of it aro forced to obey."
Tho question of compelling District
Attorney Hedges to go on record to
forco him to show his hand as either
with or against the law-and-order
peoplo of Clackamas county is likoly
to bo brought to the attention of the
Municipal Association early this
week, tho protest to be made that the
thousands of people who desire to go
to the Clackamas Sundays for an out
ing or a picnic should not be forced
to enduro.tho Insults and indignities
of tho drunken rabble that goes out
there for no other reason than to
got beastly Intoxicated and raise bed
lam on tho street cars on the way to
"The emptying of a pack of drunk-
Mr. Gilbert returned to this city
Tuesday, after ' an extended visit
through the East. He reports ex-
tromely hot weather in that section.
Mr. Morton, of Llbby, was a busi
ness visitor in this city Wednesday.
Mr. R. M. Wleder returned home
Wednesday from the south.
Mr. Beigers, of Sumner, was in
this city yesterday.
Miss Grace Gould, of Coos River,
was in Marshfleld yesterday.
Mrs. E. O'Connell was down from
the Maze yesterday.
Mr. Joe Shillings leaves on the
Breakwater for the north, after hav
ing visited in this city for the past
Miss M. Chase, of Salt Lake City,
is here for a short time visiting with
her cousin, Mr. George Blanchard, of
Miss Frances Beotty left yesterday
morning for her home at Cottage
Grove, after having spent a few
weeks with Mrs. mUt Sumner, of
Mr. Stiplee will leave on the
Breakwater for Portland on a busi
John Fitzgerald of Coos River was
a city visitor yesterday.
Mr. Gibson returned to this city
yesterday after having mado an ex
tended tour through the Coquillo
Mr. Webster of Coos river was a
Marshfleld visitor yesterday.
Dr. N. F. Pike, of Twin Falls, Ida
ho, in os Coos Bay for n short time.
Mr. A. Courtney Is convalescing
and in a week or ten days will bo
nblo to bo out doors.
Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Sumner, of
Bandon, aro visiting with their rela
tives on tho bay.
Mr. F. E. Allen returned ytster
dny from a business trip to the Co
Mr. Wm. Ward, ot Coquillo, loaves
today on a trip to San Francisco.
Mrs. Dalton and Miss Grace Hutch
eson, of Berkeley, are In this city
visiting with friends and relatives.
Funeral Xotice. Sunset Lodge,
No. 51, I. O. O. F. You are heroby
requested to meet at I. 0. O. F. Hall
Thursday, at 1 o'clock sharp, for the
purpose of attending the funeral of
our lato Brother, Jesse Thomas.
By order of the N. G.
and Navigation Co.
TRAIN SOHKDMLK NO. 2.
In Effect January 1, 1007.
All previous schedules are void.
Subject to ehango vlthout notice.
W. S. Chandler, Manager; F. A.
Laieo, freight agent aj general offices,
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9:30 a. m.BTH. Junction,
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Extra (rains 'will run on dally
special orders. Trains to and from
Beaver Hill daily.
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