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    , Tire OREGON DAILY JOURNAL. PORTLAND. FRIDAY EVENING, AUGUST SO, 1307.
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The peculiarity of III tem
per la that It la' the rice ot
the virtuous. Henry Drum-
mond. '"'
WHYLST
"railroads fix
RATES?
THE proposed advance In' lumber
. rates from the ' northwest
states may, tf put In effect, be
more far reaching In Us conse
quences than either carriers or ship
pers anticipate. . The underlying
. principle Is ot great Import. , It Is not
whether rates . on lumber or any
other commodity shall be advanced,
but whether In this day of combina
tion such a tremendous power
fraught with such possibilities can
. be safely left la the hands of a few
trafflo officials, responsible to no
one save their Immediate superiors.
: It can never be conceded (or one
moment that a railroad can;rgradu-
ate Its charges on the basis of the
prosperity of a community. Reason''
able compensation, remunerative
rates are all It la entitled to. , Any
other theory would enable the rail
road to divert at any time to Its own
treasury a share of the profits of
successful Industries or occupations.
To countenance such a power Is Im
possible. " '.. '. ' ' i !
There seems to be a wide differ
ence ot opinion between the t manu
facturer and the carrier' as to the
result on the lumber Industry ot the
proposed advance. On the one hand
the manufacturer asserts that It will
be actually destructive, carrying In
Its train .not only partial ruin to theJ
lumber trade, but a corresponding
effect on all lines of business; that
no rational reason has ever been
given as a Justification for the ad
vance;, and .that the motive actuat
ing It Is either retaliation or to di
vert a larger -portion ot the profits
of the lumber Industries Into " the
treasuries of the carriers; neither .of
, which Is Justifiable. On the other
hand the carrier asserts It needs
Increased revenue, that the lumber
rates are too low and they must be
equalized.',- '-s .' nj
In event the shipments continue
there Is no question bat what an ad
ditional tax ot from five to tea mil
lion dollars will ' be collected In
freights from somebody.' On the
other hand If shipment are not
mad and the mills close, in some
sections there will be commercial
stagnation. v ' v
Such an alternative from such J
cause ought not to be possible In a
Civilized community.
. The Interstate commerce commis
sion now has power to pass on the
reasonableness of rates after they
are put In effect and to substitute
rates for periods not exceeding two
years It such rates are found unreas
onable. ' "
Why would It not be far better to
pass on changes - In advance rather
than waifnntll 'the damage Is done
and then attempt to award repaxa
tlonT The public at large are dl
rectly Interested In these questions.
Here we have a proposed advance
Involving the welfare of one of our
greatest Industries, ' which Is made
effective by the edict ot three or
four traffic managers. It Is doubt
ful If It is wise In the light of mod
era conditions to vest such a power
in the hands of any one man or set
of men. It would be far safer,
where such changes are proposed, to
first submit them to the commission
where all parties In Interest could
be heard and where not only the
carriers and the shippers, but also
the public's tights would be con
' served. . . ..' V
There is nothing unreasonable or
revolutionary In this suggestion. The
system proposed has been In force
In Canada for a number of years and
the results have been good. 1 , ,
thea , be '''revised by Its friends,"
without any definite specifications
as to how its friends" will re
vise it " ' ' '
. , In the first place, such a promise
is not to be trusted, because It has
been made, by Inference at least.
before, and not kept. Nor, If the
"friends ot the tariff," Cannon,
Payne, Dalzell, Aldrlch, Knox, -and
other leaders, are to revise It, will
the revision be what the people want
at all? The "friends ot the tariff
means the highest protectionists and
the friends of the trusts; one might
as well set a gang of noted robbers
to guard his money..f
Nor do we think that Mr. Taft's
cautious and' tentative advocacy of
tariff revision will suit these Re
publicans. They want the tariff re
vised next year, when there is plenty
of time and a good opportunity, to
do It, and thexwauf tariff eVlsion
Hot" by the friends, but by the oppo
nents of the present' tariff. They
want a revision that will cut off the
Immense gratuities given" to the
trusts and that will relieve the com
mon people from the burden of pay
ing these gratuities; and they want a
bill of particulars In advance as to
what the tariff's "friends", propose
to dO. . i'.' . '
The Republican party Is closely
approaching the time when it can
not fool a big majority of the Ameri
can people . any longer on this mat
ter, and when It must-tell them Just
what It proposes to , do and make
them knowIf such a thing is pos
siblethat It will - keep faith with
them. - Mr. Taft will not ride far
toward ther presidency on , his Co
lumbus speoch. '
ANOTHER PORTLANITTAT
. . TRACTION.
T
REPUBLICANS AND
; . TARIFF.
THE
WHETHER Mr. Fairbanks; Mr.
Cannon, and other states
t rfleBr.'who 'are "friends" of
the tariff know It or not, we
think that tWe is k growing de
mand that will become insistent and
make Itself heard in the next na-
tl tnnl convention, among Republi
cans, for a revision of the tariff.
Jtnd w do not think that this great
and increasing number of voters
VlU bo satisfied to put off tariff re
vlBlon for two or three years, nor
n mere jromUe that it will
HE required amount of stock In
the livestock show and country
club having been subscribed,
the success ' ot the enterprise
seems assured. This association, it
is believed, will be ot great advan
tage and value to Portland and all
the tributary region. The livestock
industry Is one of the most impor
tant In this region and an annual
show will help greatly to stimulate
the production of better stock. Ore
gon Is already becoming noted for
the excellence ot various kinds of
livestock, horses, cattle, sheep , and
goats. ' and this reputation can be
greatly enhanced, and Oregon can
become celebrated as the best stock
raising state In the union, and this'
association, It Is hoped, will help to
bring about this result. : -
The club designs to construct elab
orate and up-to-date accommodations
on Its fine, large tract; ot ground!
north of Mount Tabor, and make It
a place of. many legitimate attrac
tions, and one of the most popular
visiting and recreation places of the
city. , It Is to be hoped the plans will
be successfully carried out, and the
Institution made one of Portland's
valuable assets.
unworthy as this , secret accuser
makes them out to be; and that it is
a wrongdtsloyal and injurious thing
thus to portray our schools, ana ieaa
people of other places ;tg suppose
that they are far inferior to those, of
other cities. In fact, such is not the
case.' ' "
- Who Is this self-constituted een-
sor? ,What does he know? What. It
any, are his private motlvesT Why
is he ashamed or afraid to step out
into the light and show himself T
So the Oregonlan's misstatements
about the flogging of the prisoner,
Albrecht, were supplied by Mr. P. H.
D'Arcy of Salem, who signed them
"Observer." Mr. D'Arcy, it will be
remembered, is for reasons affecting
himself personally, a bitter enemy ot
Governor Chamberlain, whom though
a Democrat, he opposed in the last
election facta well known to the
Oregonlan. The story was manifest
ly worked up and published for the
purpose of bringing discredit on the
administration, the chaplain perhaps
being relied upon not to contradict
it because he is, opposed to flogging
under' any circumstances. But ha
being an honest, truthful man, told
the truth, and so- the Oregonlan's
false story was effectually contra
dicted. But Its purpose In printing
the communication ot "Observer" is
clear enough. .
WHO IS HE?
A
PORTLAND eon temporary Is
publishing a series' ot articles
attacking the public schools of
this city, and finding fault of
many kinds with the teachers from
the city superintendent down. "'Ac
cording to this unknown and masked
critic, the public schools of Portland
are about the worst In the country,
and a disgrace to the city and state,
and tb teachers are mostly lncom
petent and otherwise unworthy.
now, ii tneae are racts, it is cer
tainly very important, that the school
board should take radical action,
and bring about' a greatffend urgently
necessary change. But who Is It that
is making these wholesale charges?
Articles like these are of value or
otherwise, ' In public estimation
chiefly In proportion to the charac
ter, ability and experience ot their
author. It Is very easy for some one
to make a long string ot such gen
eral accusations and yet know but
little of the public schools. He may
be a chronie kicker, or some one
with a private grievance or grudge,
If he Is a man whose Individuality
will give weight and Influence to his
articles, why does he not sign his
name to them, and accept the re
sponsibility of themf
A newspaper article may be true
notwithstanding the anonymity of
the writer a thing Is not mad true
by name signed to It; but such at
tacks. If Justified, would be cor
rectly valued a good deal more quick
ly and easily If the public were In
formed who was writing them, eo
that he could be looked over and
sized up. ' it
The public has little confidence
in the anonymous critic, and will
pay little heed to him. It Is gener
ally suspected that he must have
some private reason for bruiting" his
screeds, which renders him an In
competent or unfair critic.
The Journal thinks ' the public
schools of Portland could be and
should be improved; that they have
fallen too much Into rut and routine,
and are weighted with some barna
cles; but it does not believe that
they deserve to be represented as so
far behind the times and so utterly
It has ljeen agreed among some
congressional,- and administrative
leaders to Introduce In the next con
gress a bill providing for an in
crease of 10 per cent In the salary
of lieutenant general, 15 per cent
increase for majors and brigade gen
erals. 20 per cent for colonels, lieu
tenant colonels and maJors2&-per
cent Increase for captains and lieu
tenants and 30 pef cent increase tor
non-commissioned officers and pri
vates, and it Is believed that such a
bill can be passed. -We think it
ought to be, especially oh account
of th larger pay provided for pri
vates and minor officers. It their
services . are worth having, they
ought to be better, paid.
Mrs. Hamm, . who lives out near'
Ockley Green, is to be congratulated
and commended for besting a night
hlehwavman. and forelven for not
being able to hold him, as she tried
to do, till help came. It is useless,
however, to commend her example to
other women, for not many ot them
are "not afraid of anything," even a
highwayman In the dark.
Councilman Vaughn's resolution
In relation to a subsurface conduit
oDens n a very important subject.
and his plan contemplates a thof
ough and systematic consideration of
it. which It deserves. The city must
begin working In earnest on the
problem of , placing overhead wires
underground, and keeping new wires
beneath th surface.
Small Cliane ".
Don't lt the food cranks spoil your
Portland should show up larv at the
Astoria, regatta.
Anrust almost son, but maybe some
mora summer oomins.
. Help maka tha state fair the greatest
Call all visitors' attention to the bast
cuy water 10 me country,
Tha messenger boys ought to be quite
i oaaouaui piayers oy mis time.
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Don't worry the poor returned vaca
tioners wua questions; let them rest up.
Shaw says ha la not an alarmist. No.
toay cares what be Is. 1 lie couldn't
alarm an Oregon sheep. ,
A Cheyenne man waited 60 years to
inMrry ma gin- ne lovea; men pernapa
saia to oimseti: vvnaia me user ,
e
- The Creek ' Indiana set 11.000.000
year tor their oil lands. They respeot
their ancestora very much tor settling
on tne oreeK.
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Secretary Itr.nt, who has been train
ing under Muldoon for a while, has gone
to call on the president. ' Bat we don't
believe Root Is In Teddy s class.
' e
Chicago people who have died since
April l are to be taxed on tne property
they left Just the same; but they don't
care, and won t maka any kick about it
' at
That poor old New Tork stock mar
ket seems to be ailing eomehow nearly
all the time. It ought to make less fuss
about It and not keep annoying . busy
people. . .
The cheapest way to dress is to put
your clothes on yourself, say a an ex
change. But who is trying to dress by
putting his or her clothes on someone
elaer
-
A New Jersey man refused to run
for the i legislature becauee his wife
wouldn't let him. There la a woman
who has a due regard for bar husband's
honor ana reputation.
-
A Massachusetts farmer has Invented
an automobile that churns milk. If he
had It out here In Portland It would
take -only a few pounds of the butter
produced to pay for his automobile. .
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A PnrlnrutM editor has been fined
350,000 rets. But e reia Is only equal
to a mill, tha fine being $160. Rocke
feller haa been looking over Judge
Landls' decision to see If be didn't say
ZMOO.ooe reia. .
' Oregon SidcligKts
A new brick bank building Is to. .be
erected in Springfield. ...
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There are openings in . Canyonvllle
for a good miller, a hotel and a livery
stable. -..;'.-..'.
Cove haa
year, eastern buyers
a bos.
big crop of apples
gi'
this
vlng 11. to $1.25
Two boys aged 11 years were out
shooting at a target up the Willam
ette valley, when they quarreled and
on of them shot and killed the
other. Quite a natural and proper
consequence of putting guns In the
hands of children .
Now a good . many ot the strike
breakers are on strike. If this keeps
up, the telegraph companies might as
well shut up ' shop, or conclude to
pay decent wages. V
. Preparations are being made for
celebrating Labor Day more emphat
Ically than ever before, and every
body should help the good cause
along. . '
Delegates to, the next Roosevelt
(sometimes called Republican) na
tional convention: . Senator Jona
than Bourne Jr., Dr. II. W. Co.
Tes, clean up the water front, but
don't neglect to observe that a lot
ot other places need cleaning up,
too. ". '
a
Th present council shows signs
of being a great Improvement over
Its predecessor. . H
Letters from tlie People
Not a Reputable Method.
Portland. Aug. 19. To the Editor of
The JournalPermit me apace to deny
a statement made by one Hamilton, rep
resenting ' himself to be a first-class
Ufa Insurance solicitor. I have been
In the life Insurance business for t
years and have represented the Travel
era Insurance company 20 years In the
city of Portland. I have had under me
at different ttma as high as 40 ftra't
claaa men and this la the first time that
I ever knew or henrd of such soliciting
tricks as Mr. Hamilton speaks of. I
herewith quote the entire paragraph
that appeared in your paper on the even
ing of August 2 ft. whereea Mr. Hamilton
in his confession of wrong doing statea
that It la an eld trlrk:
"It la an old trick when making a
canvass, for a good agent to aign the
name of some prominent person to a
note just to show to another business
man. In every Instance where such
notes are made the ehrewd canvaaner
always destroys them, .knowing that
thev have only been used na a blind."
Hie cor.feeslon denies him the rlaht
of the title, "good aeent." Buch a trick
aa he speaka of would not be tolerated
one minute among; the life Insurance
profession. Tbts old trick that he speaks
of, wss bla own trick, anil aa a life
Insurance solicitor and general manager
for 16 years, I do protest, and knowing
aa I 1o the entire insurance profession
In and around tne city or rortiand, I
can aareiy say mat we nave not got
such tricksters as Mr. Hamilton ene
Prlnevllle's new ereamerv Is now In
operation, and haa a capacity of 1,100
pounds or butter a day.
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It requires 41 teachers to carry on tha
school work in Sherman county and up
to last week there was a . vacancy ot
lust 20 teachers.
Back about IS miles from Inia-on In
the wheat belt, lota of $15 land haa this
year produced 10 and 40 bushels of
wheat, says tha Irrigator. t
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Pendleton Tribune: Salem la having
all aorta of a time over lta reenforced
concrete, but what Salem needs la soma
reenforceraent to lis paving efforts.
.) ,.'.: ' . e :- h.
Some of tha children In Hubbard and
vicinity, are making wages by gather
ing and marketing evergreen blackber
ries, of which there are large quantities
In this section.
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Tha Lebanon paper mill la having a
big wood conveyor built from the canal
to near the mllL It will be 70 feet
long and SO feet high and will give
room for 20,000 corda of wood.
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Grebe Bros, are going Into the poultry
raising on a largo scale. There fa room
for tha largeat poultry ' ranch on the
coast, and It would besides be an object
lesson that would be worth a great deal
to Oregon. -a
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A farmer on Wild Horae creek, near
Pendleton, has a two-acre "paten" of
plum bushes which will easily yield
thla year 2,000 bushels of plums. Every
bush in the patch wae grown from cut
tings or roots brought by Mr. Ferguson
years ago from Johnson county. Mis-
urU ....
' Over on tha Warmsprlngs reserva
tion about It tona of hay were har
vested off a six-acre alfalfa field In the
first two crops. Another crop will be
harvested, Increasing tha yield to prob
ably 48 tons off the six-acre tract this
year. Tha hay Is worth f 10 per ton. ,
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, Albany Herald: Reports from the
different parts of thla aectlnn aa to
what harm. If any, waa dona by the re
cent rain, eeeme to ahow that tha pre
cipitation resulted In much benefit
rather than injury to tne. growing
ornps. Prunea and hops especially It la
said experienced little harm.
e
A Roaeburg man rose at I a. m. and
lit a lamp, which he left burning on a
table-while he did soma chorea. Near
It waa aome milk, and the family cat
desiring a little lacteal fluid breakfast.
tlDoed over the lamn and the house waa
destroyed. Don't blame the eat; tha
maa should stay In bed till daylight.
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Burns Tlmee-Herald: What other
country under the sun could produce to
matoes, corn, string beans, cucumbers,
etc.. In defiance of the frost T A former
Oklahoma man has said that One could
frow watermelons In a snow bank In
ha Harney country and blest 'If ws
don't bolleve it. .
- This Date In History. r
148 Louis XI of France died. Born
July I. 1421.
1M0 Maraul de Feuauteres assumed
office as viceroy of New Franca.
1765 stonington. tttnnectlcut, at
tacked by the British..
17 SI French fleet arrived in Chesa
peake bay to help the AmerloanS.
1782 Preliminary treaty between
England and the United Statea signed
at Parle.
lsia Creek Indians massacred de
fenders of Fort Minn, In Alabama.'
is& sir John koss. Arouo navi
gator, died.
1862 Firat train run en the Under
ground railway In London. '
ikki over zoo uvea iota in tne wreck
of the Teuton, bound from Capetown to
Natal.
1902 Violent 'eruption of Mount
Pelee.
1 o Orent reception In New Tork In
honor of William J. Bryan on his return
from a trip around tha world.
Republicans for Chamberlain.
From' the Pendleton East Oregonlan.
Judge Lowell admits that he voted
for Governor Chamberlain because ha
thought the Interests of the stats de
manded that act' upon bis part as s
rtepubllcan.
Thousands of other conscientious he
publicans did the same thing, not only
once, but twice In Oregon and the same
men. doubtless, who had the Interest
of the state at heart in former cam-
support Chamberlain for
senator should ha run
next year.
For does not -the Interests - of the
state demand men in accord with Pres
ident Hoosevelt and his policies of
reform, now more than ever before?
Is thla a time to aend Kulton back
to rebuke the president and multiply
the eppoaltloa to him in Oregon?
LIVES OF HUNDREDS JEOPARDIZED
' DURING MAD RACE OF RUNAWAY
X team of horses' belonging te the
Pacific Pottery company ran away on
Alder street this morning and, after
plunging through dense crowds ef
people came to . an abrupt atop when
tha wagon toppled ever at the rest sta
tion of the street ear company on Al
der street between Second and Third
atreeta, without causing any other dam
age than . breaking the pole of the
wagon.
The horses were atanding In front ef
tha Alder street entrance of Meter 4k
Frank'a store, when one of the horses
slipped and fell on tha wagon tongue,
breaking it. Oreatly frightened the
horses gathered themselves for a plunge
through the closely packed wagona and
teams standing in front of the to;
The driver, unable to gather the flying
relna. lumped to save hlmaeir. .
At each leap the wag oo p0"?
epon the haunchea of the horses and,
already frightened by the accident, they
became erased by the blowa. Reaching
Third street they narrowly mieeed the
persons paaalng there. A street car
turning the corner was scraped by the
careening wagon. .
In front of the street car station wss
a pile of rubbish which the wagon
struck, causing It to turn on Its sldo.
The horses were thrown to the pave-
An examination showed the extent of
the damage to be a broken wagon
tongue and a alight cut on the ,rg ef
one or tne norsea. , .-
NEW ORDINANCE WJLL PROVIDE :
BULLRUN WATER AT CITY DOCKS
4 Bull Run water for tha city docks
will be the burden of an ordinance
soon to be drafted by the city attorney.
At the present time the docks along the
waterfront are not connected with th
city mains and the water used for
drinking purposes by thoae employed
on the waterfront is taken from the
river and the water tanka Of veaaela
which may be In course of loading or
unloading at the docka.
Outgoing vessels are compelled to
stock up with water fr6m the river
before commenclna their voyages and
aa a result the ratio of typhoid among
thoae working either on the veaaels or
the docka is very nign. -
In order to remedy thla condition
n onliiuiiM will shortly be drafted by
the - city - attorney -making H unlawful
for the docks to be supplied with an
water other than that supplied throug
the city mains.
TIME FOR THAT DOG OF YOURS
TO WEAR A NEW BRASS TAG
If you own a dog which admits of be
ing over 4 months old, it's up to you to
step Into the license department at the
city hall and give up three big round
dollars or five big round dollars as the
sex of your canine Is determined.
Licence Clerk. Fierce thla morning
finished making out the dog license
blanka for 108, aome 2.000 ofthem
k.i n hvavMmI The new tax -becomes
oollectfve next Monday mornlrfgf Laat
year the city's revenue from Bog lie
reached a total of $6,491. 1,1 7
licenses
mala
doga and lit females being Hated .on
the rolle. , ,
This year the license officials, expect
to collect taxea on 1,800 males and 200
females. Male dogs are licensed at $3
a head and females at $1 a head. It is
estimated that there are 1, 500 dogs in
Portland over the age of 4 months and
amenable to tax, but tt has been found
almost Impossible te collect la the rest,
dentlal district.
BUBBLE RUNNERS AND COUNCIL
WILL DEBATE BAKER SPEED LAW
Automoblllsts and the city ecundl
committee to regulate the running of
automobiles In tha city will meet next
Wedneaday afternoon at 1 o'clock In the
city ball to discuss the Baker ordinance.
No changes or modifications have been
made In the original ordinance as Intro
duced by councilman aaer nauou
will be until tne conierance.
Tne Automobile club- will bo repre
sented by a large delegation of owners
and Irlvers and the matter will be
thoroughly threshed out. It la expected
mat an equitable measure can be pro
vided from the meeting and one which
win give aatiaraction to Doth machine
drivara and pedeatr'.ana. The recent
ride given the council, by the club will
tend to make matters more Intelligently
aiscusseo. .
TO ENTER
nalsns will
United States
Officials Claim Koad Is First
to Be Run Well Between
Boundary and Spokane.
Canadian Pacific officials continue to
sssert they will operate a passenger
service Into Portland, making this elty
tha Paclfle coast terminal In the
United Statea. They explain that the
failure to run a complete passenger and
freight train service with Canadian Pa
cific equipment. Into Portland aa an
nounced some months ago la due to the
company's desire to first get Its line
running well between the boundary and
Spokane.
After aaveral days' visit In Portland
T) nV,.rt If.rr. anral trafflo mtDAffflr. C.
E. El. viasner ana is. 4. v;oyie. oma oi
the passenger department in tne racmc
northwest, will return nortn lonignu
Mr. Kerr said that by the first ot tne
year the company will enoeavor to run
a through paasenger service. In con-
lunctlon with the O. R. A N. line from
Spokane to Portland. He said the ar
rangement will mean a paaeenger and
aleeplng car of tha Canadian Pacini at
tached to the O. K. A N.'s Spokane flyer,
enabling Portland passengers to go di
rect via Canadian Pacific from the At
lantic to the Paclfla seaboard, with but
one change, wnirn may do maao at
either of two gateways to the eastat
St. Paul for Chicago, or Sault Ste.
Marie to the 'Canadian east and New
England. -. . - , ' "
WESTERN RESOURCES
FEATURE OF MAGAZINE
With the September Paclfla Monthly,
magaslns readera have an excellent op
portunity to regale themeelvea with
well-written storlea on western re
sources, fiction and a multitude of sub
jects well calculated to arouse deep In
terest In the Paclllo coaat.
In the latest number Is the second In
stallment of "The Way of the Land
Transgressors." bv Lute Pease. In which
he carries the reader further Into the
Intricacies of the machines built up to
defraud the government out of lta pub
llo doman. A story of great interest
Is "Copper; The Slogan of Boutheaetern
Alaska,'1 by Don Steffa, In which the
erase which has swept the northern
country la described In a tensely Inter
astlnsr manner that carries the reader
with the aame seal to tha concluaton ef
tha atory that characterises the mlnera
In their strenuous, persistent bunt for
wealthy oopper deposits.
Other Interesting stories are .."The
Forest Festivals of Bohemia," by. Por
ter Oarnett, and "The Uplift In San
Franclaeo," by Amo Doscn. All arti
cles are well illustrated. Including the
one on "Western Affairs at Washing
ton," in which matters concerning the
west In federal affaire Is well . han
dled by Ira K. Bennett.
COLLIES WILL SHOW
AT THE STATE FAIR
(Bperlat DUpateh te The Journal.)
Salem. Or. Aug. 20. One of the fea
turea of the Sootch collie exhibit at
the Greater Oregon state fair, Septem
ber 14-21, at Salem, will be practical
demonstrations of the value of these
dogs In sheep herding. A prise will
be given to the best trained collie to
be shown at work with a band of sheen
on the grounda. This conteat should
prove Interesting to all lovers of dogs,
since the sagacity and Intelligence of
the collie Is shown to the highest de
gree in the management Of a number
of sheep. Similar exhlbltlona are great
events in the hllle and sheep-raising
districts of Scotland.
PERSONAL
Rev. K. Nelson Allen and family re
turned today from a month's vacation
at Canon beach. lie will be In his pulpit
at Hawthorne Park Presbyterian oliurch
Uunday morning and evening.
STREETCARSfilOSTIIOT
EXCEED SPEED LIMIT
Police Orders Will Compel
Observance of 12 Mile an
Hour Ordinance.
By the Issuance ef an order last even
ing . requiring all members of the po
lice department strictly te enforce the
law relative to streetcars exceeding 11
miles an hour within the city limits.
Chief Oiitsmacher has" taken tha first
step toward compelling tha Portland
Hallway, Light St Power company to
ceaae the reckless running of cars
tnrougn tne nubiio streets.
The order, which came as the result
of instructions from Mayor Lane, la
the direct result of the killing of Fred
i. Rooney by an "S car last Tuesday
night at Third tad Main streets. So
many Uvea have been aacrlflced durlni
the past year owing to the high rate o
speed maintained by the cars In all
sections of the city that tha authori
ties are determined to force tha rail
way company to have motormen exer
clae more care in tha handling of their
trsB.
The chiefs order, which Is addressed
to the captains of the three reliefs, is
aa ioiiowi;
"Instruct the officers of your re spec
tlve commends to atop all streetcars
from speeding on the atreeta of this
city in exoese or the speed limit cer
mltted by ordinance (12 miles per hour).
Arrest all motormen wherever found
speeding their cars beyond this limit.
It ahould not be a difficult matter for
officers to distinguish and verify to be
tween the speed rate of 12 miles per
hour as granted by ordinance, and 20
miles per hour sa Is claimed they are
going on moate atreeta. Some drastlo
measures must be taken In thla direc
tion In order to atop the wholesale
maiming and killing of people by the
streetcars of this city."
The coroner has announced that, in view
of the testimony of eye witnesses, that
Fred J. Rooney, the Spanish-American
war veteran, who was struck and fa
tally Injured by a Third street car, waa
Intoxicated at the time of the accident
and stepped directly In the path of the
venicie, no inqueat will be held.
Bnilding rermlts.
Russell A Blvth. two-storv store.
Sixth between Stark and Oak, 22.000;
Mover Clothing company, repairs store.
Third between Stark and Oak, $1,(00: J.
Williams, one and a half atory dwell-
eighth and East Twenty-ninth, 2360; M.
jnarguns, repairs oince ana store, is
First street. 160: C. W. Clanton. two-
story dwelling, East Sixth and Rlggtna,
S 3,000; - Mrs. A. J. Oulsa, two-story
welling. East' Seventeenth between
East Washington and East Alder,
23.(60: W. Tl. Griffith, araraae. Lovelov
between Eighteenth and Nineteenth,
14001 K. L. Cooper, one and a half atorv
dwelling, Burrage between Milton and
Hoiman, ti.tuu; a. uesteiu,' two-story
r.g, 747 Northrop between Twenty-
ind Twenty-mini, ii.too; j.
repairs laundry. Grand and
Salmon, 140; Minerva Keea, barn, VI e
llnda near Linden. Site; J. W. Hick
man, one-story dwelling, Mississippi
na manaena. n.suv; r reo tturr. re
pairs dwelling. East Seventh between
Beech and Failing, I TOO; O. W. Queaa,
shop, Kaat fifteenth between Mildred
and flurman. 1160; H. Pflnlderer, one-
story dwelling, urand between Alberta
and Maegly, 11,400; M. Damen. one
story dwelling, Oxford between Ethel
and Eaet Ninth. 1.0: D. Williams,
repalra aaloon, Fourth between Couch
and Davis. tHO.
TRUSTED EMPLOYE
ACCUSED OF THEFT
Baker City, Or.. Aug. 10.-i-Clrnc
TTunsacker, who haa been employed as
at Wrirnt Brothers' rhnn
house, has been arreated eharged with
the theft of fto from a drawer In the
cash register. The theft waa committed
aome time Saturday night. Hunaeker
cornea from a well-known and highly
respected family, and had the full confi
dence ef his employers. j
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Highland Fire Departm
Will Be Ready for SejrTice
September Firsts ,
It is expected the engine company -will
be installed at the Highland house
September L. wblch will give that vi
cinity much Improved fire protection.
As soon as tU'tiW company la in-stalled-eu'ehtertainmenl
and reception
Will be tendered the members by the.
Northeastern Improvement association. '
The firemen will be banqueted, the
mayor and several councilman have
been asked to apeak and a general Jolli
fication will ba in order.
lit la not definitely known when tha
reception will be held, aa Chief Camp
bell haa not yet notified President
Oeorge B. Frank Of the aasoclatiou
when the company will be completely
Installed.
. New companies have already been In
stalled at hMt Twenty-eighth and Kast
GlUan atreeta, on Powell street In
Brooklyn, and Mllwaukle avenue la Sell,
wood. Highland has been provided with
a chemical engine for aome time, but
the growth In that district has demand
ed better facUltlea for fighting fire.
Difficulty In getting horses haa delayed
the manning of thla comparer, which
was to have been Installed aboiMeJjisust
Other Imnrovementa In tha fire al
loe on the eaat aide are to ba made at
once. Including the remodeling of tha
Multnomah street house and the Instal
lation at Woodlawn of the chemical re
placed by the engine at Highland. Im-
rrovementa will proceed sa fast aa
unds for them are available. .
A generous appropriation for tha eaat
side service waa made last winter and
by the time these funda are expended
the protection afforded In many parts
cf the eaat side will be greatly Im
proved. However, realdenta on the eaat
side still have hopes of a better aervlce
when mora water and hydrants are pro
vided. .., .
TOOK MONEY AND LEFT
f.11 MATTER III SACK
Seaside Postoffice Robbers
Made Clean. Sweep of
Valuables at Resort. '
Postoffice Inspector O. C Riches has
returned from Seaside where he made
an Investigation of the robbery, of the :
Eoetofflce which occurred at the resort
aturday night. Mr. Riches has no clue
to tha robbcre, whom ha believes to bo
experts by the manner In which they
obened the eafe containing the 2(00 In
money and $71 in stamps which made up
weir loot.
According to the Inspector the men
drilled a hole into the front plate of the
safe and forced the bar connecting the
combination and handle that operates .
tha bolts from Its place, allowing the
thievea entrance Into the safe without
using powdex,
In addition -to the money and stamps
the men stole ar number of reglatered
letters, one known to contain 25. Thev ,
placed their booty la a mall sack and
retireo to a anaca near tne aepot wnere
they sorted out tha money and valuablea
they wlahed to keep, placed the reat In
tha mall aack and threw It Into a olumo .
of bushes, afterwards making their as-.
cape. . v
The absence of matches and candles Is
taken as evidence that the men carried
a email electrlo flashlight which uey
used to light their way.
Because of the manner In which the
men operated and the auoceas attending
their work at Seaside, It la believed
they are two in number and experienced
in their craft. Local government offi
ciate believe ther will conduct a series
of postoffice robberies In Oregon and
Washington unless they are appre
hended. ,
TO PAVE. TEN MORE
BLOCKS OF EfflENE
(SoecUl DUpateh te The Joaraal)
Eugene. Or.. Aug. 20. The city coun
cil la advertising for bids for paving
ten more blocks of Eugene's streets in ,
addition to the seven that are now be
ing paved by the Warren Conatructlon .
company. The atreeta to be paved un
der the proposed new contract are as
follows: Seventh street from Olive to
Oak. two blocks; Eighth street from
Carnelton to High, five blocka, an ft
Ninth street from Olive to Pearl, three ,
blocks. The work of paving Willam- ,
ette etreet, which la now In praarress,
will be completed within two week's. It
Is probable that some of the other
atreeta mentioned In the proposed new -contract
will be Improved before the
fall rains set In, but It will be impossi
ble to complete them all. Blda on either
of the following materials are Invited
by the council: Bituminous macadam.
bltbullthlc and aapnaiuf-
i -r t i Txr trwnmr i armci '
liVJliliXjU UllilyUO
Bnt.1 Dlanatrk Sa The leamtSf
Alhanv Or.. A ue 10. Elite i Bon of-
thla r.ltv retail arrocera. were robbed of
over tlbb In cash yesterday during tha
parade of the Klngllng circus. An im
mense throng was In the city during the
day and when the time for the parade
arrived the principal streets were
crowded beyond their capacity. Aa the
parade waa paaalng the store of Ellis
& Son someone entered the store, evi
dently from the rear, snd took tna
money. The proprietors were out on ,
the atreeta watching the pageant and
on returning to their business found
that they had been relieved ot all the
money In tha till. No trace of the
robbers nas been rouna.
"An East Bide Bank for East Side
People."
Paying by Check
. 18 THB
Simplest snd most exact way,
and the check aa aonn aa cashed
affords the best possible receipt.
The Commercial
Savings Bank
aPTOTT AJTP WaXUAltg ATM.
Solicits your commercial and also
your SAVINGS ACCOUNT, on
which ner cent Interest weU be
paid. Toung wage-earnere liiSe
celpt of small ealartee may avtf
themeelvea of thla department,
aa only 11.00 Is required to open
a savings account, .
Oeorge W. Bates, .... .President
J. 8. Blrrel Caahler
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