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tiic or.ncoN daily journal poutlakd, tuegday evening, july e. . icc7.
ALASKA TRADE OURS
IF. WE CAMPAIGN FOR IT
CotMitions: Favorable . for
Taking Bulk of Business
Away From Seattle.
LINE OF STEAMERS '
"WOULD HELP GREATLY
' JulJus Durkheuner, Just Returned
. From Northern Mining Camp-, Be-
' lleves Affgreaslve Fight Would
- Blake Rosa City Greatest Fort.
- .- Julius Durkbelmer,' of Wadhame
Co.. haa returned from a. brief trip to
!' Alaska,, enthusiast lo In tha belief that
i Portland can.- gala a foothold in tha
r Alaska trad and eventually control it
Mr. DurkheliT 3 1 aaya ho reallsee tha
- treWcaiiot. ba taken away from Seat-
Mthou a struggle, but believes oon-
uitlons ara favorabla and urges that tha
proper time to start an agitation for a
t ' campaign to mat and la ma 'Present
i 1, Ttn condition ara numerous.
F. Durkheimer, "but tha chief, one
ara the combination freight rata en.
" forced by the four steamboat lines oper
- i ting between Seattle and Alaaka, and
the hearty aentlment prevailing among
; Alaaka merchanta favoring trada rela
tione with Portland. , ,
rOTtlaad za Superior.;
"Portland la alao auperior to Seattle
In many way In a commercial sense,
' and If her merchanta would only make
, an aggressive fight, with the determine.
; tlon to stick to an adopted, outlined
" " campaign for a year, they woultf not
; only aerure tho trade, but would bujld
V Portland Into a city -far aurpaeslng
, . anything wa have yet-thought of. Beat
tie owe her present standing to tha
; Alaaka trade, we could take the trade
from her. -or at least per cent of It. -
- "There Is buUone way to seour the
'trad and that la to put on a line of
ateamboats ftrat-claaa " steamboats.
Coming back from Alaska I made the
- trip on the- City -of Beat tie. and found
at plaoea paaaengera refused to ride In
- bar, preferring to wait several days for'
- a better steamer. For. that, reason -I
. laay, put nothing but flrat-claas veasels
and put efficient men la charge of tha
"la regard to tha freight rata to Alaa
ka which tha four llnea have put in
force. I need only to say that a flat rat
: of tt a ton prevails, with exceptional
" rates - on " many" commodities,- ranging
"Tfrom 10 to 300 per cent additional. Bali
j for instance, carries an additional rate
, of ft per cent. That means tha rata la
.ITT a ton. There la no wonder that the
. merchants In Alaaka demand 10 and II
"cents a pound for thla neoeaslty. ;
. ' OompetlUom Za Barred. .
'; There la no escaping these ratea. The
four companies have adopted them uni
formly and control tha trada They
rest secure in that they have no fear
.of competition and tha Alaskana have
to pay the price. - i
'1 aaid- that aentlment among tha
Alaaka merchanta favors Portland deal
era. - I found this, true whenever- I'
y.went. My trip waa not . for business
purposes and I did not transact any,
business while away. Whenever I had 1
- an opportunity to put in a apod word
for Portland merchanta I dlr so, not
alone In my own line of business, but
wherever I found a merchant of any
branch dissatisfied . with- the treatment
be had received from Seattle. . I found
i-many, of tn men pnij all or.tijeia.ex
?preeAed a desire for trade relations with
k Portland. " - 1 - r -
T "How deer tlile sentiment la
could Only Judge frOra my talks with
: the meronanta. bum Believe tnat u
we were to send a number of good men
Into tha field in October wa could secure
j eontracta from them to trade with port-
land next year. Most of tba eontracta
. ara mad la tba rail ox tba year and tha
'is why I urge that we should make
our Initial mova as early as possible. I
'' "Then comes the Question of a steam
J boat Una . There should not be leaa than
. three ftrst-claaa steamers plying in' tha
trade, i ne una anouia oa in tne control
of a competent and experienced steam
boat man. -. The axpenaea wlU be enor
mous and the . operation of tha, vessels
. H 1n.Th n,) of man amply
bl to handle the business.
Of course. I. res lis that wa could
not make money - the . first year,- but
Personally I would take a block of -atock
In the-enterprtae and stsnd readv to pay
my pro rata share of loss until the trad
eoul4 be established. I know "Wedhams
t Co,, would alto do this. If other
mercbsnts would be willing to make the
m sacrifice for a year. I know that
vuo irtj rouia do 'Won ana nria. rair
methods snd good treatment would bring
tO Portlanii a.hlialNA.a from in f h.
largest and wealthiest territories in the
woria. . . '
Vawvpspers a Town.
"Tha results to Portland would be
Immeaaurshia. But to dilate on that
would be Hk count law the chickens be
fore the eggs' sre hatched. What we
must do Is to review the situation, study
the conditions snil Aulllne-a nnlirv un
der the msnagemsnt of men cspable of
nannung tne trade once we started It.
The newananera could do much sood
In. agitating the proposition. 1 mean
by that, copies of newspapers contain
ing 'articles vnon the efforts of Port
land cltlsena to gain the Alaska trade,
should be sent to Alaska where the mer
chants snd residents could lesrn of the
egitatlon which would undoubtedly, be
favored by the Alaskans.
--"Alaska la a great empire of 'Virgin
forests and undeveloped mineral - re
sources. Her salmon Industry is still
la Its Infancy and will eventually grow
Into a source of wealth that cannot a
foretold. To gain the trade In such a
errltorr would mean the making or any
city. . To accomplish thla a popular
movement) should prevail that would In
sure the project. .. -
"Another fsct that la generally ever
looked as a, result of the estsbllawmentof
a line of steamboats between Portland
and Aalaeka Is the Influx of trade to
retail merchants. Hundreds of Alaskans
visit Besttle esch vear. Some of them
spend small sums of money snd others
spend hundred of dollaraX The aggre-
frate means vast auma of money pouring
nto the retailers. Most of these people
never get further from borne than Beat-
tie. . - ' i
Una of Steamboats - Heeded. 1 - ,-,
"Tha aama-would ba -trne here If we
bad a line of steamboats to tha north
ern country. -" '
"The present time la unususlfy" fav
orable, to entering the field. Dissatis
faction is sure to "result among the
Alaskans because . of . the- Inability of
Seattle merchanta to supply .. certain
goods contracted ' for which cannot be
secured. , Failure to deliver these goods
will only result In a strong feeling
strains tha Seattle merchants and make
the Alaskans all tha mora eager to have
a competitive bidder in tha field next
vear. Tha time ia j-Ido for our advent
into the territory and I hope that action 1
will ne issen soon.
SAY .TJ1II . TALK
Representatives of Japan Dc-
-clare the Best Feeling
... Exists Officially.
' (Josrsal Special Service.) ' ,
Wsshington, July a.-R,prelntstivee
of Japan as well as tha United States,
regard with Impatience tha talk of war
between tha two countries. ' While rea
lising tha danger of unbridled jingoism,
they declare that there Is absolutely
nothing but best of feeling existing be
tween the two governments, and It
seems almoet Impossible that . tha
equilibrium could be disturbed.
, At the Japsnese embsssy It was re
marked that "semi-official" statements
about negotiation of a new treaty with
the exclusion feature could not he dis
cussed seriously, but It can be aald here
that no such negotiations ara undsr
way. - No draft of a treaty has been
submitted by Secretary Root to Foreign
Minister Hayaahl, and, therefore, the lat
ter could not nave rejected any such
The ambassador declares there .J la
nothing but the kindliest feeling In
Japan toward this country and that this
state of affairs would nave continued
bad no American papers printed things
about Japan and the . Japaneaa which
were read there and caused comment
The Jspaneaa papers replied to edi
torials advocating exeluaton and feeling
waa fanned bv tha discussion. , Naval
officers of both countries, of course,
ara gladly speculating on the chances
of war, with ita accompanying glory
and prospective promotions, but tha
facta seem to be against them..
' Absoeesee and TJloera Oared by '
tkb kovuiols travanow
Drucclsts refund money if DR. POR
TERS ANTISEPTIC HEAUNa OIL
falla. . t6c, . ,
., Death of Brownsville Pioneer.
rlBeaetat t!otte&'tft 'The JoornaLl " "
Brownsville.' Or.. July . The death
Of B. C, Wlndom, an old and respected
pioneer -amsen oi-tnia- piace.-ooeurred
at his home on the south side Saturday.
H naa been an invalid lor a-numoer of
yeara . ....,..
l- 1 - a i i
Don't-fail to pay your west side ass
bill tomorrow. Positively tba laat day
, Death of Mrs. E. B. Bolt,
. ' (Kpeelst Ptee t The inerssLt
Astoria. Or.. July . Mrs. K. B. Holt.
of Portland, who haa been eoendlnsr a
vacation at tier Seaside cottage, died of
heart failure Sunday. Tha remains
were taken to fort land isst evening.
N ...... . -
:Three Crnmbling: Columns
i of Sandstone Are Fonnd
;1 by. Chicago. Explorer.
Vtf Chicago, I
tfoaraal Speelal isrrk.)- '
- ' Chicago, July t. In three crumbling
eolumna of sandstone in an almost lnac-
v aiBubt re an on . or nuul iroissaor
James Henry Breaated of tha University
has discovered tba only re-
monument of Ikhnatlon, the
tha Pharaoha. Scientists
for 40 centuries past have vainly sought
thla object Relics, declared to be the
"mosvaluable finds of this century, are
the sola remains of the . aorceoua tern.
. pie of Sesebl in the burled city of Om-
, Professor Robert JV Harper, of the
university director of the Oriental ex
ploration fund, under which Professor
Breasted worked, received tho news In
KO-pkg letter from Professor Breasted.
The life work of the famoua Pharaoh Ilea
11 but Invisible at the foot of the third
cataract of the Nile accroached bv
such dangerous rapids that explorera of
. . this century nave feared to crave tnem.
The temple and ita city have been loat
- In the great plain stretching from the
Kile to tho Mile of the Sahara desert. -Ikhnaton,.
who Is Identical . with Am-
nhote IV. according to Professor
- a Breasted, ia a most remarkable figure
in ancient history. He waa the first
king to Introduce monotheistic religion
and he worshiped Anon ss his- single
. Oivumy. nn uai is suout UbU a. u.
OLD VETERAN STILL '
f DEFENDER OF FLAG
, ' (Jearsal Special ftervlce.1
k San Diego, July . "No, I. don't owe
any allegiance to the American flag; It
IS - uiny ri. camuei Hlffleman re
marked before a crowd of men- In the
plasa. JUat then he went to the ground
With his eyee streaming blood, brought
forth by tho fist of a sturdy old vetersn
of some 10 years of -Blgleman and
Cart Rave, both members of the Indus
trial Workers of the World,- were dis
cussing socialistic topics with an Amer
ican Federation member when the form
er made na of the expreaslon quoted.
Almost before the words left his lips
the ld men floored nan, remarking that
iwnaa rougnt. under tna stars and
,rloes and would allow no man of his
Inches to blssphem It.
The defender of the flsg is not known
pp. name and the officers are not look
ing for him very hard, though Blglemaa
wants to swear to a warrant. t -.
Bowlsby'a Children at Astoria..
- (aaeelalDwpatek to The JeanaL),.
Astoria. Or., July . The son ' and
dauhtr of J. II. Bowlahy, who Is
pwalttng trial for the mnriW of ('leva
Jepnlnea. bv fin :! l r'h I end
a tua su.k.i.1 r J-
U Try them for lunch
and you ill have them
for dinner. -
The most nutritious
staple made from wheat.
s ' - el
iT In moutun ana -i-CV
', dust proof packagts.
0j j NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY
II It .1JDI fcW -3TI it IV- ' V.I. W?riWU ;.V,W.-5ai-4
1 1 II II H I kViXvliVW . V- I JiNW lJa. WW. Vil .
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ALCOHOL 3 It CENT.
ANigf tabk tTrparatlofiErli
ting the S waada aoiBowth i
ness and RpstXonlalns ndDtr
WOT WAR cone.
Aasfrisw-' . I '
SMessV " f '
Awrfeet Fnwdy forCoraflpi-Hon.SourStomach.DUrrtwn
pess md Loss orSnrr.
fetSinlt Sitnaran f
' NEW YDT?X.
For Infanta and Children.
Kind You Have
Always Bought .
Bears & Ay A,
Exact Copy of Wrapper.
Ladles' Home Journal
Quarterly Style Books
We have a nsw supply of
these now. About 00. more
for customers who ooma
promptly. ' Splendid sum
mer quarterly styls book,
with esch- one we give a
10c pattern free. The prloe
of the style book and pat
tern combined ffts-
Is only 'OP
m. TT assT 1 - a
frrni stkeet; vasnaQTciMaT
HAIL ORDERS CAREFULLY FILLED
' . , Sl' . -; ? r r " : . " '
We have thousands of yards in a wondrous Wednesday sale. The very choic
est Launderable fabrics in pretty patterns and colorings, in many weaves, in
many weights. Every yard in the lot made for this season's business.- Every
yard m the lot xs worth double, or nearly double the price
we ask." The weaves are voiles, examines, printed batistes,
figured dimities,' novelty batiste, Swisses and organdies.
They come in pretty mixtures or flowered or figured pat
terns. Small or large designs." They are the very cream .
of this season's moderate priced wash' materials; 18c and
20c values, special for Wednesday, '..only, yard. .1..,
e are ' e
None Sold on Phone Orders; None Laid Aside; None Sent C. 0. D -Ma Orders
Carefully Filled, But No Samples Sent and limit Thirty Yards to One Customer
Women's Cfl AIMS Oxfords
Worth to $3 Pair for $1.98
MEN'S FNE OXFORDS . !
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Here's a Wednesday sale of Shbes of
. unusual interest. . A (sale on women's
cool, canvas Oxfords, in whites, or a
large range of colors; come in Gordon!,
Grecian, Gibson and Blucher effects,
and made of the finest Sea Island tot-'
ton. We fit these shoes- perfectly-'Snd
they won t slip at the heeL
Worth to $3.00, choice
Men's Oxfords, come in patent and
dull leather. The are summer, weight;
cool and comfortable shoes, and they
include all the latest styles of toes and shapes. Your pick
for Wednesday of any $3.50 grade Oxford or
tan snoe in me store lor
g-r-a -mJ siii a
Children's" Scuff er' Shoes. '
A very complete line. Come
in patent calf or kirt leathers.
The easiest and most sightly
shoe made for children's
feet. - Regular prices $1.75
and $2.00, special Wednesday:.-
Size 8y, to 12 S1.49
Size 3 to. 8 ... . ... . . .$1.19
Women's Oxfords, Juliets
and - Slippers. Comfortable
shoes in 10 styles. Some
with' rubber heels, with plain
or tip toes.. Come in canvas
or light leather; $1.75 value,
special for Wed"
nesday only, pr.
200 Tnmmed Hats
Worth to $10 at 98c
BLACK BANDED SAILORS 50c
- SAILORS 75c
Tg?;r v yT
This Wednesday millinery bargain is
a marvel indeed. It is . a . sweeping,
clearance of 200 charming conceits in
.modish-trimmed -millinery -that" have "
sold, for from $3.49 to. $10.00 each.
There are two' big tables filled with
them. They, are in , large or small
shapes, in many sorts of material, and
there is every possible color and de
sign to pick s from. Not. a hat in the lot worth less than
$3.49, and not one poor style. We expect -Wednesday to
be the largest millineryZdayjnjJht Jbistory of our sre.
Even those with plenty of hats now, can come in here and
choose one of these smart creations for seashore "flQ
or vacation wear. Choice of 200 Wednesday... .;.. 5 OC
Black Straw Sailors, with
bands. Come in , rough -braids;
sell . regularly - at
$1.25 each, . ' 7C
special ........... DC
Black Sailor1 Straws with
neat bands. ; Come in rough
braids J regular 75c Cft
value, special ....... OUC
Buy a Drape to Match and Be Foremost In the
Worth to $L50 at 69c
These Kimonos are made of very pretty figured lawn. There are an
' even 400 of them for Wednesday selling, inflight or dark - colors;
light colors predominate. They are in floral and figured patterns in
I polka dots and fancy stripes. They are finished with bandsof plain
wnlte lawn, with embroidered scalloped edges or Persian bands.
They are delightfully cool and dainty bouse garments,
well made and of good material. They sell regularly
for $1.00 to $1.50. Special for Wednesday only,
tone Sent on Approval; No Phone Orders Taken;' Nont Laid.
Aside and None Sent CO.D.WO to Choose Fromlimit
Three to a Customer.
In lots of one ortwo pairs of extremely .rich and
beautiful Renaissance and Arabian Lace. A little
more than half .regular price. " .., ... ..
. . ' -. ' Curtains that sell regularly
Two Pair Lots Priced as Follows: X';.$2JS
JRei-uJar $6.00 JO OC
values, special ,.il4iy
Curtainsthat sell regularly
at $3.50 pair,
sale price . ...
' Regular. $5.00
'. values, special
Regular $9.00 - A
"values, special .....epUeVV
. Regular $11.00
5 Regular $1100 fjfj
values, special ,yO.VU
Regular $13 30 fif)
values, special . . . WW 4
Regular $16.00 f t
values, special ..ylv.UJ
Regular $18.00 f1 AA
Regular $20.00' Ho OC
Regular $21.00 1M AA
values, special jr.14.UlJ
Regular $22.30 CI C ((
values, special .JikOJJ
Regular $33.00 IC 4!!?
values, special . .ylOeOD
Regular $27.30 . C17 "5C
values, special ..eylf eeJa)
Regular $33.00 MO (('
values, special . .yvi
Regular $40.00 if)? ItC
values, special .vaUUJ
Regular $4100 COO i
values, special ..epaOeVt
Regular $43.00 A
values, special ,,yuu,V J
The One Pair Lots Are Priced Like This :
Regular $10.00CC PI
values, special w a
values, special v
Regular $11.00 fC CA
Regular $12.00 ff fn
values. Sfecialy J.V J
Reirnlar J 12.50 Of
values, special,. J.D
F.eTular $13 CO :
I '.ir J 13.5.
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