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; TALKS jVC.'.IAle1 CUfFHACS
; : TO WIVES OF..FARMER3
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' ' Lone Political Uenca Broken atf
'' Fraternal Picnic at Canbf Colonel
E. Hofer Alao Addresses Catharine)
on Topics of Political Intexeat.
," (Special Dispatch to The testes!.)
Oraon City, Aug. IK When Oeorge
Clayton Browned of Oreron . City ait'
' ' nounced his candidacy for re-election -to
me ilita eoaate from Clackamas county!
f, ;': and ststed from the rostrum his deter
mination to run for the mmU of the
. ' t'nlted States.- and when Colonel Hofer
of Salem, from the same rostrum, as
called the legislature of Oregon, the at'
tenoa that ha long existed In the polltl
- !,, .cal affairs of Clackamas was broken.
' The occasion was .the bla fraternal pic
nic today at Canby, nine miles south of
.Oregon City, near the Marlon county
line. Colonel Hofer, said to be a recep
ttve candidate for cong-reee, and openly
, advocating the nomination of hie
. sonal friend; Walter I. Toose of Wood
burn, returned home last nlabt from
a canvass -of Yamhill and Washington
counties, r His speech today at the picnic
.; was as president of the Willamette Valley
y Industrial League. He lauded the Inltla
ttve and referendum, lawa -and direct
. nomination. -.' ' T( .
V H. C. Gllmore. mayor of Canby, called
" - the gathering to order at 11 o'clock and
'. announced that the public speaking
, ... would begin at 1:30 o'clock and the baae
. hall and Held sports would come later.
t The crowd In the forenoon was composed
: largely of women, and,- while Colonel
"Hofer was . off under the neighboring
; i trees regaling himself with watermelon,
: ' Brownell assembled about lot - women,
,' ' farmers' wives, la the pavilion - and
. . talked to them on women's suffrage.
' The attendance at the picnic was large,
. 1 and after dinner and music 'by the Canby
J . braes band, Mayer- Gllmore Introduced
Colonel Hofer.; After sseeaiag lew
V,'.' minutes on direct legislation, the Salem
- Journalist waded Into the Oregon legla-
, ' lature, of which bo ' has at times been
a member. 1 He said: :. ' '
. ' . The' record of the laat legislature la so
bad. and It expended so much money,
'that the people used the referendum to
' ' hit It a blow from which It will not soon
. ' recover.", ......,,.... .,,.'
-';: The speaker said he wanted to Initiate
'a bill In the next legislature to make it
unlawful to levy taxes of more than I
'mills en the dollar for state purposes.
. Ills also advocated the direct nomination
, and election of United States senators
-. and the reformation of the state treasur-
er'e office. ' Hofer outlined the policy
'of the Development - League. He told
'how Oregon.. with better natural advan
tages, had not progressed like washing
' ' ton; Idaho , and California. Tet these
etbrthree states had taxed their re.ll-
V-axta a. mi deal mora than Ore-ton
I if "it J want no more hot air from Mr.
I Harrlman.H said Mr. Hofer. -We want
-Do snore banquets; we want 1.000 miles
of railroad built." ... - l
Colonel Hofer closed with an eloquent
. plea for fair treatment for Oregon,
O. . C. Brownell spoke last. , He said
. that he deserved .most credit for the en
actment of me direct primary law. xnen
be said: .'" '-- - ,. o-.
' "What we need Is character A We need
- men and women who -believe things and
., who have the moral courage to say what
Then he Jumped oa the aysteta of spoil
- In politics and ald - ? v -TV
hen I had my aaad en the political
, throttle in Clackamas- county I gav the
; offices to. my friends.. I did the best I
.. could, but ths system la wrong.' - "
He then raised' his voice against the
proposed state, convention and explained
his vote la the legislature against the
- Iewls and Clark fair. Then came the
s sensation of ths day..-
;. "l am a candidate for the stats sen
' ate." he aald. - . v -
. "Make It the United States senate. "
' , cried a voice In the audience. - -: -
"That ' will be the program," was the
. reply. 'After the election for state sen
: ator la over ! will ran for the United
i Statea senate." . -
, The speeches of betb. men were received
with applause, w '
.DESTRUCTIVE FIRE RAGES
AT THE DALLES
Old Landmark ' Dsttroysd and
. Oamag Estimated at Ten
! Thousand. rS-'i
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The DeJles. Or, Aug. It. A destruct
ive fire raged for several hours In the
-. residence section ' of this city today,
rauelng a loss estimated at - 110,000.
: The blase originated from a. small bon
t fire In an alley about 11 o'clock -this
morning. -A heavy wind was blowing
' and sparks from the fire In the alley
r-,are. supposed to have been blown niftier
a near-by barn which waa soon a mass
of flames. The reeldenee Of B. T. Hunt
vington Situated near by waa next de
. strayed. . Six blocks distant waa located
one . of the old landmarks of Ihle part
. of the state, a large 'stone house erected
. by Colonel Neyce In Itll. Burning em
- here were carried by the strong wind
to this Telle of early day a which, to
gether with numerous bams and other
' small buildings, was totally destroyed.
. The fire department . worked hero
1 ically but were badly handicapped in se
. curlpg Water promptly from the hy
- d rants, which 'were In poor condition,
owing .to their not having been used
for-a iong time. . this being the first
. time they have been needed for eereral
montha The Insurance on the property
destroyed Is about IS.009.-i- .
VERY FEW SALES OF,
, , .GRAIN . IN UMATILLA
; ('DMlal MspattC wT4 esnaL - .
Pendleton, Or, Aug. -Very - few
large salee of 'grain have been made
this season. Small salee amount to
about l.Oet.OvO bushels or one fifth of
the county'a crop. Reservation farmers
have disposed of their holdings In lots
from 20,000 to 40.000 bushels at prteee
from 0 to m centa It la thought
a big selling movement wilt begin the
l--i oft-s week amt It Me expected
, -, , rnty'e yield will change
Layinc Jiea at Johnson and
The last of the frog crossings over the
lines of the Portland .Consolidated was
put In. yesterday by the Oregon- Trac
tion company, at Pettygrove and Twenty-fifth
streets, in construction of Its
line fromt Portland to Forest Grove. A
double 'track of .standard gauge, line of
0-poundt rails has been laid on Twelfth
street and construction work Is under
way on Pettygrove. but Is held seek by
delay In a shipment of rails which Is
expected early tnis . week, arter whicn
track-laying will be pushed.
Edward Records, the . contractor, is
hero and has about' ISO men on track
work. Construction of the high trestis
across Bale ha gulch and grading on
the route through the canyon will be
commenced - early In September. '. It la
A FIl on Pettygrove
Successful Convention of Impor
tant Body Closet With Con-
; gratulationt and, Thanks. ;.
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MUNICIPAL. OWNERSHIP :;
SUBJECT FOR THE DAY
Leaders Diacuas Control of Corpora
tions, and S. Monnett Says Beat
Way to Overcome Trusts !a for the
People to Buy Them. ;'; -!
With a general discussion of the all
Important aubject' of "Municipal Owner
ship and Control of Corporations," the
Lewis and Clark Civics congress fin
ished it work yesterday. .The tople of
the day. coupled with the announce
ment that some of America's most noted
speakers would be heard, attracted the
largest crowd since the session began
a. week ago, and those who attended
were well paid.
Thomas M. Strong of Portland was
chairman, and after the Administration
band had played several selections, in
troduced F. 8. Monnett, who was at one
time attorney-general of .Ohio, and who
led the tight In that state and In Kansas
against ths Standard Oil monopoly.
Mr. Monnett spoke for a half hour and
condemned trusts anf the toleration of
them by the American people. He aaia
he realised the difficulties that must be
encountered In overcoming trusts,- and
said the only sure method of doing so
was the' purchase of . publlo utilities
by elvle cor port Montr" If .-the people
would hold together, he argued, more
could be accomplished than the public
at present dreams of. '
John Graham Brooks of Cambridge.
Massachusetts, spoke en "Reasons For
nl Against Municipal Ownership." He
one of the most prominent educa
tors: of the nation and ranks high among
Its orators.- There was nothing, radical
In. his talk, although It appealed to all
listeners. He pointed out the advent
agea and Disadvantages likely to follow
public ownership, without arguing-for
either aide of the question, and did so
In a way that could not possibly be of
fensive to the most rabid of hie hearers.
F. B. Thurber, president of the Ameri
can Civics association of Nsw York,
waa the one man who openly opposed
municipal .ownership. - He argued' for
private ownership aa the most eco
nomical form of commercial govern
ment In cities. . '.
The discussion wasTled by C K
Chapman - of this city . and proved of
more than ordinary intereet. - -
Before the adjournment - the confer
ence complimented and thanked Secre
tary W. - O. Eliot of the Lewis and
Clark. :. committee . . on congresses and
other ofrioere for their efficient hand
ling of the event ;i ' : v
'''.'". OoUFc-a tatadia.
India being, the native heath of some
of the world's finest diamonds. It should
scarcely be a matter for surprise that
It should also now be discovered to be
the home of coal. The ancient ancestors
of diamonds. . The finding of coal In the
elghborhood of Srlnagar hae been veri
fied and It la proposed to build a rail
way from that city to Jammu. This
eoat Is In all cases friable and the per
centage or, ash ta nigrt. This is the re
sult of excessive crushing In the earth,
said 'ths line will be completed and In
operation from the foot of Stark street
to Mount - Calvary cemetery shortly
after the first of the year.- Next season
construction of the road will be com
pleted to HUlsboro and Forest Grove.
It is the Intention to run a . flve
mlnute car service between Willamette
Heights and Front street and a 1
minute service between the Front street
terminus and the top of-the hill. .
The road when completed to Foreet
Grove will (un through the rtcheet part
of Oregon.' It la aald Washington
county is the oldest settled and most
productive region. In the state. Port
land people have organised a townslte
company and acquired about 1.000 acres
at Cedar Mills four miles beyond the
cemetery, and will plat 100 tacree - and
Notable Men Will Attend Open-
, lng of Irrigation Congress
- . at Fair Tomorrow.
BIG CHOIR WILL SING
ODE TO THE OCCASION
Two hundred Voices Will Be Lifted
' in Praise of the : Ditch and .the
Miner's InchExperts of Arid Re-
(Ions to Diacuas Problems. . '- ' ;.
V Four governors, will be present when
the general session of the National Irri
gation Congreea is opened at the Ameri
can Inn, at the exposition grounds at
:30 o'clock tomorrow morning. .The
call for Order will be given by Governor
George C. Pardee of California, preel
dent of the congress. Addresses of wel
come wUl be made oa behalf of the state
of Oregon by Governor Chamberlain; on
behalf of the elty of Portland, by Mayor
Lane, and on behalf of the Commercial
club by H. M. Cake, president of that
organisation. . There will be responses
bv .Governor Jesse F. McDonald of
Colorado, Governor Albert E. Mead of
Washington, and H. D. Lovelsnd of Ban
Francisco, president of the. Pacific Coast
Jobbers' and Manufacturers' . Associa
tion. Following the responses will be
addresses by chalrmsn of sections on
forestry, .. jrigation. -engineering ana
mechanics, climatology and rural settle
ment. Probably one of the most Inter
esting addresses on the program will be
that- of Major Wills rff young or Bait
Lke"Cy. who will tell ef to oolonlaa,
tlon methods of the Mormons at the
forestry section on Tuesday , morning.
an ddreaa will be delivered, by Jamea J.
Hill of. St. Paul, president of the '.Great
Northern Railroad, and the .only man
who ever built a transcontinental line
without government aid. -r--r
At . the opening session tomorrow
there .will be addresses by Clifford Pin-
cbot, cnairmaa or tae forestry service,
end Dr. A. C. True, director of experi
ment stations. United States department
of Agriculture: Frederick H. Newell; of
tlie reclamation service, department of
the Interior, and H. tB. Williams, chair
man of the United States weather
bureau.-. In the evening the session will
be opened by the rendering of the 'Irri
gation Ode," by the Tabernacle choir of
Odgen, Utah, which, Is composed of 100
singers. . On Tueeday, Wednesday and
Thursday addresses will be given on soil
management, water management, and
Held crops snd horticulture by members
of the fscultiee of Paclno Coast colleges
and universities, of floors of the depart
ment of a gricultuto and - ay -the - a tata
engineers of Jdaho and Wyoming. Wed
nesday addresses win ne maae on various
topics by the stats engineers of Colo
radov Idaho, Montana. Nebraska, Nevada,
North Dakota,' Oregon.. Oklahoma and
Utah, and Major Alfred F. Sears of
Portland, wlir speak on the coast desert
of Peru, , 'i.- - -
Delegates to the congress are etpect
ed to arrive , In large numbers -today;
Many are timing their arrival eo sa to
enable them to spend Sunday in' Port
land and ae something of the city and
the exposition. Those who arrive are
directed to report at the headquirtert
of Chairman C. B. -Booths, at the Amerl
cayi Inn. and register and receive badges.
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If vow write to-a Journal advertiser
say that you read hie ad In The Journal.
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Doable Track at Twelfth and Marshall' Streets.
start a town. 1 The country beyond this
point Is devoted to diversified farming.
dairying and fruit growing.
HUlsboro, the county seat, has a popu
lation of 3.000, which is rapidly Increas
ing. Many new houses are under con
struction at Htllsboro and Forest Grove
The population of Forest Grove, where
Is located the Pacific univerelty. baa in
creased about 100 since the road was
first spoken of. Last year nearly 100
residences were built In that city, which
has flouring4 mills, milk condensing
plants and other. Industries, all of tbem
are prosperous, as baa HUlsboro. The
principal products of the- country- are
hay. hops, grain, potatoes, onions, celery
and firewood, and large shipments of
these commodities to Portland are ex
pected. , ''.
Route,' Past the Brewery.
POLIGE ViORK QU
Evidence Having Important Bear-
- 4ng on Van Dran Murder f'
Stlra Force Agaln.' ' .
SPEEDY RESULTS ARE -
EXPECTED FROM HINT
Chief Makes Matter a Pergonal One
and Directs His Energy to Solution
,- of New Problem No Information
At police headquarters yesterday af
ternoon the rumor waa circulated that
at laat a valuable clue has been dis
covered which the authorities are con
vinced will bring to the bar of Justice
the murderer of . Mrs. Minnie B. . Van
Dran.- . , . - ' ' -
i- That a clue hae been - found which
may lead to the unraveling of the mys
tery Is . admitted by Chlet Oritamacher.
He refuses, however, to give the slight
est' hint as to the nature of the evi
dence.' JT fT J' -'
In fact, it la said, the work In con
nection with this particular clue is be
ing prosecuted by the chief himself and
one detective, who made the discovery
which It Is believed may lead to estab
lishing the identity of. the person or
persons responsible for the crime.
That speedy reeults are expected le
shown by the fact that Chief Orita
macher remained at police headquarters
until after t o'clock last night, waiting
for a report In person or by telephone
-frooa-lhla detective. Receiving none up
to that hour, he went home. r- --
' I suppose nothing further has been
learned , warranting a report, he said.
"Yes, I look for interacting develop
ments tomorrow." -
Though an arrest may be made today
on suspicion. It Is reported.' it-IS regard
ed, as unlikely that the work laid out
can be accomplished In time to take any
body Into custody before tomorrow.
A persistent rumor waa m circula
tion- laat night that the clue last found
hag led to. the theory- that the cyanide
of potaaslum which killed Mrs. Van
Dran was placed In the bottle of ginger
ale' neither for her nor bar husband but
for Miss Minerva Moneelth, the sister
pf the murdered woman. Chief Orita
macher would neither admit nor deny
that thla was the case. Jealousy is
given as the motive.
Other detectives are working on the
aame lines as are representatives of
District Attorney Manning. With a mo
tive before them and one or two aus
picious circumstances convincing them
they are-otr tne-nant- iraca, mey are
carrying en their Investigations without
regard to what may be doing In ."Inner"
police-circles. , - -
A cursory investigation has led the
authorities to the conclusion that the
Chinese who sued Van Dran for wages
has no knowledge of the perpetrator of
the deed. ' ; . ,
. - Jadges Oeed Sissy sea.
A lawyer, noticing that the court had
gone to sleep, stopped short In the mid
dle of his ep"eh. - The sudden silence
woke the Judges, and ths lawyer gravely
"As I remarked yesterday, my lords'
The pussled Judgea stared, as though
they half believed they had been asleep
tlnce the previous day.
T. W.Tomlinson Discusses These
Problems In Address Before ;
Commercial Congress. .
RECIPROCITY CURE 'v )
, V BOR ALL BOYCOTTS
Wise Regulation-of Tarriffg by State
Cornmlaaionera . Solution of Truat
.Evil at Home, as .Fairness Is of
Vexatious Troubles Abroad. "
T. W. Tomlinson of Denver, secretary
of the American Stock Orowera asso
'elation, last night, before the Trans
Mississippi Commercial congress, gave
the following address: . -v . . '
-."In considering . our International
trade relations it should always be borne
In mind that the foundation of our na
tional proaperlty Ilea In our unrivaled
agricultural resources and their devel
opment At the. outset I desire to dis
tinctly disavow any partlaanahlp. . The
beet tntereets of the livestock Industry,
aa t -view them, require the correction
of certain abuses that have grown up
under the existing laws, and our tariff
should now be revised so that It can be
ms.de an effective agency for opening
foreign markets for our food products.
or at least for retaining such trade as
we- now possess. will confine my re
marks specifically to meat animals and
their products, - - .
- - "For many year this nation has pro
ceeded on the theory that foreign coun
tries must buy our meata, and their
needa were ao urgent that any Import
duties or restrictions they might Im
pose would not lessen the demand. Sev
eral recent Inatanoea to the contrary, to
gether with present and threatened con
ditions, compel a modification of these
views; and, furthermore, there are new
factors to be considered, such aa the
competition of Argentina. New Zealand
and Canada, making it all the more Im
portant that thla problem should re
ceive Immediate end careful attention
by congress. The result of any Increase
or reduction of foreign duties on our
meat products hae .Invariably been re
flected In the volume of auch exports:
thla Is plainly noticeable la the decrease
of our exports to France and Germany
zouowing the increase in their, duties.
.... Why Bxporta Dr. crease.
" The reason for decreasing exports to
continental countries s plain." Their
dutiee have been advanced. In some
cases special articles have been pro
hibited. Inspection and other fee have
bee redoubled, and sanitary restrictions
have multiplied. , j -; -
"President McKlnley In his ' Buffalo
address, said: -
'A system which provides a mutual
exchange of commodities Is manifestly:
essential ' to the continued and health
ful growth of our export trade. We
must not repose In fancied security that
we can forever sell, jtyeyy thing and buy
little or nothing. If such a thing were
possible. It would not-be best for us or
for those with whom we deal.' .
"Competition .Is keen in the markets
of' the world, snd elementary economies
KWoTteacXtusoear-that- Compel!- f
tlon with artleleo that eoet ua the least
and whose sale would benefit us - the
most - We raise ( per cent of the corn
crop of the world and consequently are
In a position to produce better livestock
and at relatively leas expense than any
other country. That being true, it la
of paramount Importance that our united
eriorxa snouia oe aevotea toward eon-
serving snd promoting the sale, and es
pecially to remove any restrictions, oa
the free exchange of our meat products.
"I quote once more from President
McKlnleys hlstorto address at Buffalo:
If perchance soma of our tariffs are
no longer needed. Tor revenue or to en
courage and protect our Industries at
home, why ahould they not be employed
to 'extend ana -promote - our markets
abroad r . ..,
This should be the basis of our re
ciprocal negotiations with foreign coun
tries. -. i. . - .. .
; :'".:' ataflroada Faalle Btarraata. ',
"Railroads are auaai-Dublle institu
tions; their tight to exist comes from
the government and the government un
questionably has the power to regulate
tneir cnargea. For over a hundred years
the common law has orohibted unlnst
ana unreasons ois rates, and ths rail
roada, when they embark In business, do
so subject to that prohibition, and in
mat respect their rights are different
from thoee of a private business, al
though in practloe the rail road a are not
willing to admit any difference. It was
largely to vitalise that probibtlon of the
common law that the Interstate com-
merce law waa enacted In KIT. Certain
supreme court decisions have slnoe de
clared that the commission cannot fix a
rate In Ilea of one which it may decide
Is unjust and unreasonable, and, as the
courts have not that power, the publlo
la without any relief excep't through the
fairness or generosity of the carrier.
Courts can condemn an unreasonable
rate, but they cannot say what rate
shall take Its plaoe. One might; after
a long litigation through the courts, re
cover any excess over a reasonable
charger but tsst s a partial remedy at
best. Such remedy is so impracticable
that It has never been resorted to, and
no case oan be cited to show Ita prac
tical application. .-.'
"If any remedy la to be afforded the
publlo It should be prompt, so that the
continuance of any unjust or unreason
able rate may not Inflict greater dam
age. Justice delayed la too often Justice
denied. It ahould also hs Inexpensive
because the small shippers those
whoea rights are most likely to be In
fringed upon are not able to carry on
costly- litigation. We must rely upon
some Impartial tribunal to do Justice,
and why not upon the Interstate com
merce commission, which the supreme
court has aald Is more competent In such
matters than the courts T , .. -
rows at Commissi on. . '
"The railroads pereietently assert that
we want the commission to revise and
fix all the ratee In the United Statea,
and to take the rate-making power en
tirely out of their hands On the con
trary." I have aot heard of any one even
suggesting that the commission ahould
be given power to fix a rate In the
first instance. - or at any. time except
upon complaint and after full investi
gation. . " '
They say that the granting of any
power to a commission to correct an
unjust rate -would be unconstitutional.
Tet the courts have repeatedly held
that congress hsa the right to delegate
such authority to a commission or other
Inferior body. -
If the power ovee-rates Is so f '
geroua and liable to abuse. It ought
to be left unrestrained to the ju
or disposition of the railroads, w
In a position to profit by mur
With equal reason we might ttr.i (
"'.' t This' wonderful new -Underwear; so- toot, div .
v "InfecUVit'fcom disease, k "tlealth"! Underwear in '
' every way, is now on sale herej It's just so with
; all new things if they're right, they're here, We'd
like to have you take a look at "Ramie" Underwear
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DCUCr YCl. Puy a ami, , , .,
ROBINSON CIV CO.
H "C I E "L 'Vp -R ;R" K
Do not replace Oas
Mantels '.. : ,
Prevent . the ' : ras 1 v
. from bltywing. "
. Give more light -H
' ' than the ordinary y ":
A;::y. burner. '? .::.: ;
' '. iBurn'less gas. '--s'
r::.;v - v Price 10. 'Cfi'-
SIXTH AN1 ALDER
' Phone Main 122 v ;
Only Neldea Graduate os Pacific Coast.
n A rzxrxoT ooxyxzzioF.
If rear Taee ta eevtred with eiatske. Sited
with aMishtlr blackaeeds er eheeke seskea ae
bollew, jrea. are sot attraetlag -tae favorable
opinions ass eoawenui oi.eves yow stsi
a Tovm faos a mmm .
And yes task eM eeaagh to ba
notker res are sot at roar best,
tees. . - . i . .. . ., .
to cay the
I OAJf SOOTOK TOVB FAOS BO THAT XT
l VT1X BX BAaTMOatS -AS THAT OF A
maisxst nr m mxalxkx tzass
Aad It west east tssrii. etttMr. I hsve heea
ta beelaese ft fn la Portlaad aad haoereas
ef ladles will teU yea that sir work Is anex
eelle. I I gradnato ef the great Nele-a
laetltat ef -Hew Terk. aa the ealr one es
the Xerth Fadae Oeest. ......
tkxu )s ooartTHiiro nr txat nowx
That eogkt, to toterest every ess a( yea.
rTta SA-CPLBS Of MY Csm-tBSATVD
com pure ion cnaAM yaaa ikstbuction
ON HOW TO CASS FOS IOCS OWN FACS.
lad Shell earns . Bala
Stfll Oa. . . .
MADAME AZA UOLMES-RIEEECKE
eumu BIATJTT FABXOaS.
St VetTlsea.- atar Park Street. '
oaae of dispute the shipper be given the
power to name the rate he will pay.
"Railroads are a monopoly: you must
use them and-pay-their-eha!"geeiThe
centralisation of the railroads of this
oountry into large systems dominated by
a few financial interests has so seriously
restrained competition that to a large
extent H does -not exist.- Having almoet
eliminated this safeguard, theee corvjra
tlona now audaciously Insist that They
shall be the sole arbiters of what they
shall charge, tend complacently contend
that 'the publlo can safely rely upon
their generosity and fairness rather than
upon a dlslntereetea . tribunal of the
government.'' ': '
It is preposterously incredible that
any one could honestly believe that the
power over rates could possibly be
abused as much by the government as
It would be It left undisturbed In the
hands ef a few traffic officials, subject
largely to the Insatiable appetite of the
combined corporate wealth. " - .
FOREST FIRES IttGir.S .
v IN THE COAST nAf.3E
(Rpe-lal TMteetea to tae loaraair
Roseburg, Or. Aug. It. T'-e forest
Are along Hubbard creek, u miles
northwest In the Coast rar la burn
ing aa fiercely as ever, and t austng big
damegee. It rtl f. o-n te flue of
German t r"a i"-.--?. lis lost a'.I
he had Ij t l e a 1 l i barn ex-
oept two ho i v J t -h te e t
The f.re t rt il t ur I r
f t . v r 1 I Is a.
. ' r f i I
I N SVB U I L'bfl NO-
THINGS YOU 1 NEED
NOW at Great Reductions
-if f; ', a. ' : . y' (,';.
. . Wonderful Bargains in
1YIIITE Lir-ETI SUITS
;They must gopleated Box
Coats and pleated . Skirts ;
neatly tailored ; $9.95 values.
Now '."CU v..i -''w
Colored Vash Suits
Made of tan, blue, cray and
green " e-amine cloth ; fo.Wj
values."To close . v y 1 .
Silk Shirtwaist Sull
$50 Suits go at....C:3.C0
$40 Suits go at....C20.CD
$35 Suits go at....pi7.r;a
$30 Suits go at . . . . 91 5.C0
$29 Suits go" at.... 912X0
Great SWrt Vat!-
A ' , phenomenal , banratn:
Pleated. : well made, late
style Panama Skirt;
value -;:' -.. ..',..-' J.;' :. :
New Rain Coats, New jack
cts, New Suits. New Skirts
.. v- and , ?
; i Coming in daily. . '
We have a good line ot Mus
lin Underwear, Corsets, Ho
siery, Glove . and Ribbons.
37S Washington Street, t
MASKED MAN HOLDS - r
UP GOLD HILL SALOC:;
' (Beeetal Dtopatctt to Tae feeraaLl
Eugene. Or.. Aug. If. The local off I-
oera have received a report from Ool 1
Rill. Jackson county, that a seloe
there waa. held tap by a masked man
Wednesday alght The holdup tallied I
every particular .'with the descrlptic
of the man who robbed a restaurant f
Springfield Monday night and hell t
the Hoffman House ofice snd shot I
llceman rarrlngton hers Tuesday n
He wore as a maaa a piece or oiue i
oulta netting, the same aa worn t j
local holdup, and the officers are -fldent
that M la the same ma-, r
he Is well Into California by t
Officer Fmrrlngton, who v -
the robber, is geit'ng alo- '
bvVft w..l be evtractel i
Bun r cr J