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VOL. IV. NO. 12.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING,,' JUNE 2, 1007. ;
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
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TO YOU MR VOTER
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HE'S ON THE TOBOGGAN SLIDE
at Empire -Theatre Nearly
as Large as Devlin Meeting . at
Armory-Admirers Give People's Can
didate an Ovation Unequaled in Polit
ical History for Clean Administration
- If Torther aiauranc wu needed that
Harry Larte will b reelected aa mayor
of Portland,- It waa afforded by the
eloalng rallies of the campaign held last
evening. ' At the Emylre theatre an
audience which tacked the place to the
doors and which gate to Mayor, Lane
such an ovation as la seldom accorded
to a political candidate attested his
strength with the voters. At the Ar
mory, where Devlin's final rally was
held, the Attendance was scaroely two
thirds of. that at the Empire, despite the
utmost efforts of the machine to drum
up a big crowd, and fully one half the
seats, were, vacant t ,:. .
' The two . meetings were .but ' an ex-.
- preelon of the tremendous movement
, in favor" of Lane which lias, been galn
. ing in volume and Intensity with each
day of the campaign. All over the city
lM'gLfljeetlng'..have been crowded to
the doors,, while -Devlin haa been con
fronted repeatedly with only half filled
. halls. This baa been especially rtrue
on the .east side, where all indications
point to. a decisive majority .for Lane.
At both-of last nights meetings were
on the west side, where Devlin is sup
posed to be Strongest. . the. relative slse
of the. two gatherings was. the more
aignlflcant Devlin's managers had been
working for a. wee past 10 insure a
large attendance and every block worker
1 and every ward heeler in the employ
of the machine was, Ort hand to sweU
the audience. One more -drain on the
Jjlgampaign sack. was Jmads for the
hire Of automobiles 1 lo oring voiera 10
the hall who might otherwise stay et
home, and special invitations wers sent
broadcast through the malls. ,
FOR MAYOR LANE
. Governor Chamterlain Prin
dpal Sjeaker Urges Peo
ple Vote Against Macnine
Flowers and cheers and kind greet
filled the Empire theatre last night
where Governor Chamberlain and. Mayor
Lane, Judge Pipes and others closed tne
Lane campaign. Fifteen hundred peo-
cle filled the seats In pit and balcony,
blocked the aisles and overflowed back
and out into the foyer. Enthusiasm
was there with waving arms and shout
ing voices; conndence ana ecciaim. ,
' Oorernor's rirrt Appearance. -
Governor Chamberlain appeared In tha
municipal campaign for the first time.
and delivered a stirring aaaress, . ex
horting the people of Portland to Vote
for the man and not ror tne pany.
Robert Andrews, candidate for council
man at large: George F. Smith for
auditor, Mayor Xane and Judge Pipes,
all made strong speeches.
R. L. Babln acted as chairman of the
evening and In opening the meeting
'spoke of the record of the mayor in
making Portland a cleaner, better city.
Would ' Support Kayor. .if.: p.
1 Robert Andrews, Democratio candi
date for councilman at large, spoke for
a short time in the interest or his
candidacy. " He said that he desired to
be . elected a member of the council
u. ...an. tht Via wlhAi9 tA If
' witlwtffS mayor in his; work for the
I hgTerment of tne city. ' air. Anarews
turned to the story of. his acceptance
of the nomination ana saia mai u naa
been urged upon, him, by as many Re
publicans as Democrats. He told how
City "c Auditor Devlin had jobbed ; him
In putting his name fourth on the bal
lot list when It should have been first
and how ' the auditor ; haa rerusea to
make reparation when he had been
asked to do so, k. :; ":'
At the conclusion of Mr. Andrews'
short address George I. Bmlth was In
troduced as - the Democratio candidate
for city auditor.-"' His speech was brief.
He stated that he desired to go to the
auditor's office because he thought he
could be of use to-the people there.
He promised in conclusion that should
he be elected he would so conduct the
office that at . the : end of his term
there would be vouchers to ahow for
every" cent that had (been expended by
the city through the office. .
Those who went to the armory meet
ing expecting to hear at last some an
swer to. the charge that Devlin is 'the
candidate of the corporations, ths sa
loons and the special interests, and
some statement of the ; sources of the
Immense campaign fund raised to eleot
him mayor, were disappointed. ' The ap
peals for votes for Devlin were chiefly
based on the plea that Republicans
must vote for the party nominee, and
the embarrassing question which have
been fired at him by Lane's campaign
committee were practically ignored.
Governor Chamberlain was the prin
cipal speaker at tha Lane meeting In
the Empire , thaatre and his Jiearty in
dorsement of the . mayor's administra
tion f evoked . ringing applause, ,r which
grew In volume when the mayor him
self addressed the big audience. Like
the great mass meeting which marked
the opening of the Lane campaign, the
gathering last - night was notable for
the large number of Republicans in at
tendance. ,. ....
The indication! point -nntfibtikkbly
to the election of Lane; provided-those
who. favor him, go to the poUa...Dw-
lln's-bope lies in a light vote on the
part of the better elements. Bis. ma
chine has made preparations to get out
every vote at its -command Jn the north
end and the "block workers", will . be
busy in, every part of the city. .. Bat
straw votes taken In. all parts of the
city Indicate that Lane Is the people's
chotoe,. t..;v.'.r; . K;, ...j... ....j.v :..
Betting has , been heavy within the
last-two- days" but-Devlin" money lias
been Increasingly hard to find.- With
few exceptions ths bets have been at
even soney. - " u - -
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j? amous JiucK-Kaker .Pre
dicts Success at Polls for
Lane as He Is Truly the
People's Candidate and
Mayor of Whole People.
Editor States That He Has
Keyer Yet Seen the People
Fail to Follow a Leader
- That -Was Truly Theirs
Portland to Eeelect Lane.
HOT HPllllllEO iT is UP
jKte&U&utd oa fact Tan.
Candidate, Devlin Fails to To the Men and Women, of Portland:
Tell in Last Bally Where made promises to yoif andF have kept, them. What hap-
Motipv dflmft TPrnTri ' Pra8 to me in . this, election is a matter of small concern, ' What
Happens iu yuu is ui uccp-apu t4Miiig iipporianco anu int rctv.ti
s?m as sVtA UanfilMana a was 1amas. m m JK eVt a wwj4 . ani t fas
Those Who attended tha Rnuhl(r.an I . uuu. : W 7u mwiuw . auu w-guwu.-Hu
naiy at the Armory last night expect- tunes which shall befall you m public affairs for a generation ;, to
ing to see a disastrous bomb exploded In come.
SSJffiS for better and more honorable
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ind tnrfounJaln" itrtst on mv part ; the fight yet to be made for the continu-
money .has flowed was overlooked en- ance and further advancement of civic decency and civic honesty
tint. TJ. ...1.VI.....;.. - . i - ...... i i t. -.! . - ' L.'Ji ' V vil
. t . in-yv is yours: wrcnout your earnest neip noming can uc.uonc. . i auycai
iSS3SSUlS: tou. to you, therefore; not on.my behalf but on yours, for aid in , the
press and public that he was avcandi- struggle to prevent our civic conditions from, dropping back into
date of the Interests.- He named over .U- rM , T U-,,, .fi.mntl tn reit thm Aa fr mv.
numerous. of the corporations seekln "V4 v-.v w .wv-v-v.-. ry
franchises in Portland, , denounced ex- self, I promise to stand true to you'througn good or evil iortune,
senator uearin zor being one or the . ; . r - , JtJAKKi LiAiNtU
nuiruao - attorneys: lice wise attacxea
Kw Some Things Dr, Lane Has Done
tions that he is .a candidate of the in- There were boxes in saloons-deadly devices for the perpetra
itg nyJZ extentr tion of nameless crimes against the virtue of women. ' He has abol-
Mahy Women Txsssnt. , I IShed them.
Judge Northrup presided. There were! . There were boxes in restaurants, more elegant but not less
wi!oymTe the betrayal of unsuspecting innocence was made
rup introduced Candidate Devlin, he easy and sale, xie aDOiisnea mem. ' .
asked that a rising salute be given the There were other vile dens; like the Paris house, yielding from
of:XncnIs4 .eaud. : a- the 1 traffic of - fallen women, a princely and infamous revenue to
mainder cheered. iheincs wearing the shaoe of men. lie has abolished them.
Julge. Northrup made a ; few Intro-1 lj u-- 'cnnHK1. 1iahi frAm K ov.nnH :(
ductory remarks bearing upon the rln-I : ic Vaa u V" . l"v- " . . . ,w4vj.
cipies advocated by Lincoln and Roose- business and residence districts, where they were oitensive to the
veit. : conquoing ws '.r" of oratory oublic sense of decencv. . '
ni aemnnaea 10 Know wnatnar " thus i . . . . . , , r .
prijicJpies should remain intact in Port- He has expelled , the slot machines, prevented the illegal sale
land or whether Republican poiiucs and 0f liauor and made permanent the banishment of the public gam-
Renuhllcan .nroB-resalve nrlnclnlAH ahnnlrf I . .. . - - . . , ..... . ' ...... t .
be slaughtered by the reelection 0f i BlfflSnt"' . ' , , . . .
Democratio mayor. ; The audience re-J . In all these things he has made Portland a better city than he
The first speaker to bring a ripple of """7 " -w
amusement was Attorney M. J. Mac-1 fear their Children in. ,
Mahon, He declared that the. White Tn r1fat hi'm fnr ma vnr i trt ,disannrnv thi nnXrv tn Hia-
should resolve Itself Into an Institution affairs the unclean influences' that he has routed ' . .. . ' : ' '
for the propagation of. LaneDemocrata, .n;;. i. l,-,,mMre h A',v.)tt th rU.tZrUk
Dr. Clarence True Wilson." he added, I k..v?6...w.w, . .,.v.v.. mw
will f instruct his oongrejation how to I prey on taiien women, are atli against mm. Are. you r. . , . -
.h.J!llt7r .iif-L??- He has maderappointments to office;; solely on the eround'of
tionwiu select as his theme 'How it fitness and without regard to politics1 or: personal 'favoritism.', He
au Happened,' and Rev. Brougher win has discharged without regard to "pull'.'' worthless officials; like
office as a source, of private graft. Theses.meri are now working
tor JJevlm under pay. ; , :j . ." '"Vf v
He has dealt with the public service as a wise and just? em
ployer would deal with his xwn.: ' " : ' , r.; '''-,
.This' is why machine politicians of both parties are against hrrn
Are you f- . -- " ' ' ' '- : .. " " :: ' ':
He has secured a reduction of orie-third iii the water rates o
householders and set on foot plans that will lessen the lower rates
byhalf." t ' .' ' ' - ; ;.. VV "v ,:
He has vetoed a host of ordinances giving'away for nothing
tne city s; streets, and tought to save I them for children s play
grounds; and another ;: multitude, giving away priceless franchises
for a song; insisted on, the-"common user", clause, preventing mon
ill an it auvillOS. lie IIU oavcu IUC Vlljr o III auilic UI
these by rejecting worthless bonds offered and insisting on bonds
good beyond question. He wrested from a reluctant corporation,
m requital for streets occupied by it, a site for the city s building.
He has rigidly enforced the city's tights under contracts and held
the contractors to their bargains. ,'':..:'-
He has stood against constant pressure from the rich and pow
erful forthe neglected rights of the whole people,
. This is' whv the ereat. interests, the franthise-PTahhrs: tmincr
tuuiratiurs anu pupuc-service corporations, an wno levy ton on
tne. people, are against him. Are your ; jf
And Mr. Devlin? ' 7
It is admitted by every fair man that Dry Lane has made a
good mayor. His honesty has never been questioned, his sinele
minded devotion to the -welfare of the people is beyond dispute.
He has had to contend not only against the rapacity of those who
scck to prom irom tne city, out against a nostiie council.:.: t. ;
, In. this fight. he has deserved .the aid of every;public-SDirited
citizen-and every' honest offidai.::--Vf '
; -; During Dr. Lane's administration ;Mr.'Devlin hasheld an ira
portant city office. He has been drawing the city's wage for nearlv
16,:yeara and owes -all he has andall he is to the city.Andfyet
not once has he eiven aid or comfort to Drt, Lane in his efforts for
the public welfare; not one helpful act nor one word of approval.
On the contrary,; he tias lent .his ,kri6wledge of Hlie city's affairs to
self-seeking coundlmen to help .them hamper, and baffle every step
toward improved service and better admmistmion.' He has ranged
nimseu on xnetsiae 01 tne xorces ox scu-rintercst ana evu.'s . ;
In all these years of his public employment, durine. the oreva-
ence of -all-the evils' that' called fdf;,refornvr--durine the notorious
alliance of the: gambling houses with the city's treasury, Mr; Devlin
?;-ii"XContlnued voa-Page Ten.X r.
Lincoln Bteffens, author - of - "The
Shame of the Cities," editor of tha
American magaslne, friend of President
Roosevelt, famous as an exposer of
graft In state and municipalities, has
written a letter from San Francisco to
Mayor Lane congratulating him upon .
his ' Indorsement st ths . primaries and
predicting his elecUon. . - ; -
Mr. Bteffens spent six weeks in Port
land this spring atudylng ths land fraud
cases and Incidentally looking for graft
In the city government. As a result he
publicly paid the' highest compliment to
Mayor Lane, statmg mat this was one
of a very small number of cities in the '
country where the mayor waa actually
the mayor and not the creature of some .
political boss or machine. -
Mr. Steffens writes In part as fol
lows: - - '
Pooplo Appreciative. .
"The other day I received from a
certain gossipy friend 'of yours and -minS
a gossipy note saying that eertain.
organisations were fighUng you. sZet
me tell you something: - , t .
. "Since I have been studying places I
never yet have seen the people faU to ,
follow a leader that was truly theirs.
They don't know how to vote when Jt's '
choice between two rascals or between
two narties. - both . of which are bad. '
They ought in thai case to lick' their
own rascal, and then begin the reform
of their own party. . But the old tribal
Instinct is strong In us all. and we pre
fer our own rascal, and our own graft
(Continued on Pa are Ten.)- .
AT BAY CITY
W. . H. Forgey Dead and
Thomas Stack Injured as
.'Result of Frisco Riot.
(Bearat.Kews by Loofeit Leased Wire.) ,"
y Ban Francisco, June 1. In. a running
fight on the streets of Bon Francisco,
tonight,' between two United Railroad
strikebreakers and a pursuing mob of
600 people, W. H. Forgey, a sttrikebreak-:
er, was shot dead, and Thomas Stack.
a memoer or tne crowa, , was , snos .
through the neck and in the eye.. Spe
cial of fleer . Thomas Bloomberg, .who
shot Forgey, was arrested.
The light., started , at, U o clock to
night.- Forgey and his unknown . com
panion . were , walking In ' front of : the .
Aquariunt restaurant As they passed
under ' the glare of an' electric -sign,
some one across the street recognised
them and shouted: "There goes two of ,
those . r. scabs, that Calhoun
brought out hjere. get 'em."
Forgey and his companion started to
walk 'hastily down Golden Oats avenue.
A crowd gathered and began a pursuit
of them. Forgey's companion drew a
revolver and -fired Ave times Into tha
air in the hope of frightening off tha
rapidly growing crowd. There was. no .
let-up to the pursuit however, and at ths
crossing of Polk street the two strike- -breakers,
found.-themselves; headed off
y a new crowd that had-gathered in -
front. -;;vv'v:' .:.'. i,.jyj-.---ii i,, J..,jX
They ran back to. Van Ness avenue.
There -they i drew. their revolvers snd
began shooting into the crowd. - Stack
fell wounded with two bullets. In his
body. At this . point ' Special , Offices '
Bloomberg joined -the crowd..: He flour- '
ished a big revolver. He colled twice to
Forgey to stop shooting snd when the
strikebreaker kept firing and running h
shot him. Forgey foil to the pavement.
His companion escaped up ths street '
and the police are now looking for htm.
V '?, Anoths Battle. -
X A pitched battle. In which a United
Railroads Inspector fired Into a crow.l
of train hands, wounding one, left a -red
stain on the history of today's oper
ations of the Ban Mateo suburban lm.
Who, the Injured man was and tie
extent of his wounds, are not krKn.
The . only record of the -fight Is t.?
contained In tho official rfi orti of t i
Inspector Loften," It ra ', " 1 r
(CantlnueJ on V