The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, August 30, 1907, Page 8, Image 8

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HE proposed advance In lumber
rates from the northwest
states may, If put In effect, be
more far reaching In Its conse
quences than either carriers or ship
pers anticipate. The underlying
principle Is of 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 in the hands of a few
traffic officials, responsible to no
one save their Immediate superiors.
It can never be conceded for one
moment that a railroad can gradu
. ' ate Its charges on the basis of the
prosperity of a community. Reason
' able compensation, remunerative
rates are all It is entitled to. Any
s - 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.
r To countenance such a power is Im
possible. There seems to be a wide differ
ence of opinion between the manu
facturer and the carrier as to the
result on the lumber industry of 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 the,
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 la either retaliation or to dl-yz-rert
a larger - portion of the profits
' of the lumber industries into the
treasuries of the carriers; neither , of
which is Justifiable. On the other
band the carrier asserts It needs
Increased revenue, that the lumber
. rates are too low and they must be
. equalized.'
f . In event the shipments continue
- there is no question but what an ad
ditlonal tax of from five to ten mil
lion dollars will be collected In
freights from somebody. On th
i other hand if shipments are not
, made and the mills close, in some
sections there will be commercial
Such an alternative from such
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 if such rates are found unreas
Why would It not be far better to
pass on changes in advance rather
than wait until the damage is done
and then attempt to award repara
tion? The public at large are di
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 of three or
four traffic managers. It Is doubt
ful if it la wise in the light of mod
era conditions to vest such a power
In the bands of any one man or set
of men. It would be far safer,
vhere 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 rights would be con
served. 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.
then be "revised by ; It 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 of the tariff," Cannon,
Payne, Dalzell, Aldrlch, TCnox, and
other leaders, are to revise it, will
the revision be what the people want
at all? The "friends of 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.
Nor do we think that Mr. Taffs
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 they, want tariff revision
BDt 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.
The Republican party la 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 know if such a thing is pos
sible that it will keep faith with
them. Mr. Taft will not ride far
toward the' presidency on his Co-
unworthy as this secret accuser
makes them out to be; and that it is
a wrongi disloyal and injurious thing
thus to portray our schools, and lead
people of other places to suppose
that they are far inferior to those of
other cities. In fact, such is not the
Who Is this self-constituted cen
sor? What does he know? What, if
any, are his private motives? Why
is he ashamed or afraid to step out
into the light and show himself?
So the Oregonlan's misstatements
abont 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 blttor enemy of
Governor Chamberlain, whom though
Democrat, he opposed In the last
'election, facts 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 la opposed to flogging
under any circumstances. But he
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 of "Observer" la i
clear enough.
lumbus speech.
HE required amount of stock In
the livestock Bhow and country
club having been subscribed,
the success of the enterprise
seems assured. This association, it
is believed, will be of 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 of various kinds of
It has been 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 majors, 25 per
cent Increase for captains and lieu
tenants and 30 per cent Increase for
non-commissioned officers and pri
vates, and it Is believed that such a
bill can be passed. We think it
ought to be, especially on account
of the larger pay provided for pri
vates and minor officers. If their
services are worth having, they
ought to be better paid.
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Omali Lhane , . .,
Don't lat tha food cranks spoil your
HlfUVLUf. '
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Portland should show up large at the
Anuria rcK&ua,
a a
August almost gone, but maybe some
mora summer comma.
a a
Hlp maka tha atata fair the greatest
success u nas ever Deen.
Call all vtaltora' attention to the best
cuy water in tne country.
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The messenger boy ought to be quite
gooa dhbodcui pisyers Dy mis time.
Don't worry the poor returned vaca
tioners wita queationa; let them rest up.
Shaw aaya he Is not an alarmist. No
body care a what he la. He couldn't
alarm an Oregon sheep.
A Cheyenne man waited CO years to
marry me gin ne lovea; men perhaps
aid to himself: "What's the use?"
The Creek Indians get 12,000,000 a
year for their oil lands. They reapeot
their ancestors very much for settling
on the creek.
Secretary Root, who has been train
ing under Muldoon tor a While, has gone
to rail on the president. But we don't
believe Root Is In Teddy's class.
Chicago people who have died since
April l are to be taxed on the property
they left Just the same; but they don't
euro, and won't make any kick about It
That poor old New York stock mar
ket ffm to be ailing somehow nearly
all the time. It ought to make less fuss
about It and not keep annoying busy
The cheapest way to dress Is to put
your ciotnes on yourseir. saye an ex
change. But who Is trying to dress by
putting his or her clothes on someone
A New Jersey man refused to run
for the legislature because his wife
wouldn't let him. There la a woman
who has a due regard for her husband's
honor and 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.
A Portuguese editor has been fined
250,000 rets. But a rein la only equal
to a mill, the fine being 8260. Rocke
feller has been looking over Judge
Land Is' decision to see If he didn't say
29,400,000 rels.
A team of horses belonging te the
Paolflo Pottery company ran away on
Alder street this morning and, after
plunging through dense crowds of
people came to an abrupt atop when
the wagon toppled over at the rest sta
tion of the street car company on Al
der street between Second and Third
streets, without causing any other dam
age than breaking the pole of the
The horses were standing In front of
the Alder street entrance of Meier &
Frank's store, when ona of tha hnraea
slipped and fell on the wagon tongue,
breaking it. Greatly frightened the
horaea gathered themselves for a plunge
through the closely packed wagona and i
teams standing in front of the tore.
The driver, unable to gather the flying
reins. Jumped to save himself. -
At each leap the wagon
upon the haunches of the horses and
already frightened by the accident, they
became erased by the blows. Renn
Third street they narrowly m seed the
persona passing there. A street car
turning the corner was soraped by me
careening wagon. .
In front of the street car station was
a pile of rubbish which the wagon
struck, causing it to turn on its sldo.
The horses were thrown to the pave-
m An examination showed the extent of
v.. a -tn ha & hrnken wacon
HIV unuwn" v . . ' ,
tongue and a alight cut on the fg Of
one or me norsea.
Bull Run water for the 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
waterrront are noi conneciea wun mu
city mains and the water used lor
drinking purposes by those employed
on tha Waterrront is taken rrom me
river and the water tanks of vessels
which may be In course of loading or
unloading at the docks.
Outarolna vessels are compelled to
stock up with water Vrdm the river
before commencing their voyages and
as a result the ratio of typhoid among
those working either on the vessels or
the docks is very nign.
In order to remedy this condition
an ordinance will shortly be drafted ny
the city attorney making U unlawful
for the docks to be supplied with any
water other than that supplied through
the city mains.
Mrs. Hamm, who lives out near
Ockley Green, Is to be congratulated
and commended for besting a night
highwayman, and forgiven for not
being able to hold him, as she tried
livestock. hnrs. cattle, sheen and ! to do, till help came. It is useless,
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 of 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.
however, to commend her example to
other women, for not many of them
are "not afraid of anything," even a
highwayman in the dark.
o rcgon SiJcligLts
A new brick bank building is to be
erected In Springfield.
There are openings in Canyonvllle
for a good miller, a hotel and a livery
Cove has a big crop of apples thl.i
year, eastern buyers giving $1 to 11.26
a box.
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 la determined.
Licence Clerk Pierce this morning
finished making- out the dog license
blanks for 1908, some 2,000 of them
being provided. The new tax becomes
collective next Monday morning. Last
year the city's revenue from dog licenses
reached a total of 16,692, 1,67 male
dogs and 13S females being listed on
the rolls.
This year the license offlclaU expect
to collect taxes on 1,800 males and zoo
females. Male dogs are licensed at 13
a head and females at t a head. It is
estimated that there are J, 600 dogs in
Portland over the age of 4 months and
amenable to tax, but tt has been found
almost Impossible to collect In the resi
dential districts.
iikii uuiiii nil i
Highland Fire Departny
September First. ,
It is expected the engine company
will be Installed at the Highland house
September 1, which will give that - Vi
cinity much improved fire proteotlon.
As soon as Ute'nev company is installed.-
U' entertainment and reception
Will be tendered the members by the.
Northeastern improvement association.
The firemen will ne nanqueiea, me
mayor and several councilman have
been asked to speak and a general Jolli
fication will be in order.
lit Is not definitely known when the
reception will be held, as Chief Camp
bell has not yet notified President
Oeorge B Frank of the association,
when the company will be completely
New companies have already been In
stalled at bast Twenty-eighth and East
Qllaan streets, on Powell street In
Brooklyn, and Mllwaukle avenue in Sell
wood. Highland has been provided with
a chemical engine for some time, but
the growth In that district has demand
ed better faculties for fighting fire.
Difficulty in getting horses has delayed
the manning of this companr. which
was to have been Installed aboiKtUyrust
Other improvements in the fire st?
Ice on the east side are to be made at
once. Including the remodeling of the
Muitnoman street nouse ana the instal
lation at Wood lawn of the chemical re
placed by the engine at Highland. Im-
Frovementa will proceed as fast as
unds for them are available.
A generous appropriation for the east
side service was made last winter and
by the time these funds are expended
the protection afforded in many parte
of the east side will be greatly im
proved. However, residents on the east
side still have hopes of a better service
when more water and hydrants are provided.
A ii trim oblllata and the city council
committee to regulate the running of
automobiles in the city will meet next
Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock In the
city hall to dlscuaa the Baker ordinance.
No changea or modifications have been
in h nHtHnal ordinance aa Intro-
It requires 41 teachers to carry on the , du.ed by Councilman Baker and none
i will be until the conference.
Prlnevllle's new creamery is now In
operation, and has a capacity of 1,200
pounds of butter a day.
Vaughn's resolution
school work In Sherman county and up
to last week there was a vacancy of.
Just 20 teachers.
Back about 16 miles from Irrlgon !n
the wheat belt, lots of $16 land has this
year produced 30 and 40 bushels of
wheat, says the Irrigator.
The Automobile club will be repre
sented by a large delegation of owners
and Irlvers and the matter will be
thoroughly threshed out It Is expecte-t
that an equitable measure can be pro
vided from the meeting and one which
will give satisfaction To both machine
drivers and pedeatr'ane. The recent
ride given the council by the club will
tend to make matters more Intelligently
hi mm sack
Seaside Postoffice Robbers
Made Clean . Sweep of
Valuables at Kesort.
Pendleton Tribune:
Salem la having
all sorts of a time over Its reenforced
concrete, but what Snlem nreds Is some
HKTHER Mr. Fairbanks, Mr.
Cannon, and other states
men who are "friends" of
the tariff know it or not. w
' think, that tnere is a growing de
mand that will become insistent and
make, itself heard in the next na
tional 1 contention, among Bepubli
'yana, for a ' revision of the tariff.
tAnd we d noi think that this great
.end increasing number of voters
rM bo satisfied to put off tariff re
Vision for two or three' years, nor
a mere promise that it will,
PORTLAND contemporary is
publishing a series of 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 the teachers are mostly Incom
petent and otherwise unworthy.
Now, If these are facts. It is cer
tainly very Important that the school
board should take radical action,
and bring about a greati&nd 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 of their
author. It is very easy for some one
to make a long string of such gen
eral accusations and yet know but
little of the public schools. He may
be a chronic 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 them?
A newspaper article may be true
notwithstanding the anonymity of
the writer; a thing is not made true
by name signed to it; but such at
tacks, if Justified, would be cor
rectly valued a good deal more qulck-
and easily if the public were In
formed who was writing them, bo
that he could be looked over and
sized up.
The public has 'Ittle confidence
in the anonymous critic, and will
pay little heed to him. It ia gener-j
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 bo
far behind the times and ao utterly
in relation to a subsurface conduit enforcement to its paving efforts
opens -up a very important suDjeci,
and his Dlan 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 the surface.
Some of the 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.
Two boys aged 11 years were out
shooting at a target up the Willam
ette valley, when they Quarreled and
one 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 of 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.
Preparations are being made for
celebrating Labor Day more emphat
lcally than ever before, and every
body should help the good cause
Delegates to the next Roosevelt
(sometimes called Republican) na
tional convention: Senator Jona
than Bourne Jr., Dr. H. W. Coe.
Yes, clean up the water front, but
don't neglect to observe that a lot
of other places need cleaning up,
The present council shows signs
of being a great Improvement over
its predecessor.
Letters from tke People
Not a Reputable Method.
Portland. Aug. 29. To the Editor of
The Journal Permit me space to deny
a statement made by one Hamilton, rep
resenting himself to be a first-class
life Insurance solicitor. I have been
in the life Insurance business for 36
years and have represented the Travel
ers Insurance company 26 years in the
city of Portland. I have had under me
at different times as high as 40 first
class men and thla is the first time that
I ever knew or heard of such soliciting
tricks as Mr. Hamilton speaks of. I
herewith auote the entire Daraeranh
that appeared In your paper on the even
ing of August 28. whereas Mr. Hamilton
in his confession of wrong doing states
that it is an old trick:
"It Is an old trick when maklnar a
canvass, for a good agent to sign the
name or some prominent person to a
note Just to show to another business
man. In every instance where such
notes are made the shrewd canvasser
always destroys them, knowing that
thev have only been used as a blind."
His confession denies him the rljrht
of the title, "good agent." Such a trick
as 'be speaks of would not be tolerated
one minute among the Ufa insurance
profession. This old trick that he speaks
of, waa bl own trick, and aa a life
insurance loiicuur uiu general manager
The Lebanon paper mill la having a
big wood conveyor built from the canal
to near the mill. It will be 970 feet
long and 50 feet high and will give
room for 20,000 cords of wood.
Grebs Bros, are going Into the poultry
raisin on a large scale. There Is room
for the largest poultry ranch on the
coast, and It would besides be an object
lesson that would be worth a great deal
to Oregon.
A farmer on Wild Horse creek, near
Pendleton, has a two-acre "patch" of
plum bushes which will easily yield
this year 2.000 bushels of plums. Every
bush In the patch was grown from cut
tings or roots brought by Mr. f erguson
years ago from Johnson county, Mis
souri. Over on the Warmsprlngs reserva
tion about 85 tons of hay were har
vested off a six-acre alfalfa field In the
first two crops. Another crop will be
harvested. Increasing the yield to prob
ably 4S tons off the six-scre tract this
year. The hay Is worth 110 per ton.
Alhnnr Herald: Reports from the
different parts of this section as to
what harm, If any, was done by the re
cent rain, seems to show that the pre
cipitation resulted In much benefit
rather than Injury to the growing
crops. Prunes and hops especially it is
said experienced little harm.
A Roseburg man rose at 5 a. m. and
lit a lamp, which he left burning on a
table while he did some chores. Near
It was some milk, and the family cat
desiring a little lacteal fluid breakfast,
tipped over the lamp and the house was
destroyed. Don't blame the cat; the
man should stay In bed till daylight.
Burns Times-Herald: What other
country under the sun could produce to
matoes, corn, string bnans, cucumbers.
etc.. In defiance of the frost7 A former
Oklahoma man has said that one could
frow watermelons in a snow bank In
he Harnev country and blest ' if we
don't believe It.
Officials Claim Eoad Is First
to Be Eun Well Between
Boundary and Spokane.
This Date In History.
1483 Louis XI of France die. Born
July 8. 1428.
1600 Marquis de Feuquleres assumed
office as viceroy of New Franca
1755 Stonington. Connecticut, at
tacked by the British..
1781 French fleet arrived In Chesa
peake bay to help the Americans.
1782 Preliminary treaty between
England and the United States signed
1813 Creek Indians massacred de
fenders of Fort Mins, in Alabama.
185G Sir John Ross, Arctlo navi
gator, died.
1862 First train run on the Under
ground railway in London.
1881 Over 200 lives lots in the wreck
of the Teuton, bound from Capetown to
1902 Violent eruption of Mount
1906 Oreat reception In New York In
honor of William J. Bryan on his return
from a trip around the world.
for 36 years, I do protest, and knowing
as I do the entire insurance profession
in and around tha city of Portland, I
can safely say that we have not got
such tricksters as Mr. Hamilton speak
p. 0. & CAUJON
Republicans for Chamberlain.
From the I'endleton East Oregonlan.
Judge Lowell admits that he voted
for Governor Chamberlain because he
thought the Interests of the state de
manded that act upon bis part as a
Thousands of other conscientious iie
publlcans 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
paign will support Chamberlain for
United States senator should ho run
next year.
For does not the Interests - of the
state demand rrren in accord with Pres
ident Roosevelt and his policies of
feform, now more than ever before?
s this a tlrne to send Fulton back
to rebuke the president and multiply
the opposition to him la Oregon?
Canadian Pacific officials continue to
assert they will operate a passenger
service Into Portland, making this city
the Pacific coaat terminal In the
United States. They explain that the
failure to run a complete passenger and
freight train service with Canadian Pa
cific equipment, into Portland as an
nounced some months ago Is due to the
comDanv'e desire to first get its line
running wellNbetween the boundary and
Rnnkn no.
After severan days' visit in Portland
Rnhtrt Kerr, eeneral traffic manager. C
E. E. Ussher atnd E. J. Coyle, both of
the passenger -department in the Pacific
northwest, will return north tonight.
Mr KfiXJ-elUd that by the first of the
yea'r'the company will endeavor to run
a through passenger service. In con
junction with the O. R. & N. line from
Spokane to Portland. He said tho ar
rangement will mean a passenger and
sleeping car of the Canadian Pacific at
tached to the O. R. & N.'s Spokane flyer,
enabling Portland passengers to go di
rect via Canadian Pacific from the At
lantic to the Pacific seaboard, with but
one change, which may be made at
either of two gateways to the east at
St. Paul for Chicago, or Sault Ste.
Marie to tha Canadian east and New
With the September Pacific Monthly,
magazine readers have an excellent op
portunity to regale themselves with
well-written stories on western re fiction and a multitude of sub
jects well calculated to arouse deep In
terest In the Pacific coast.
In the latest number is the second In
stallment of "The Way of the Land
Transgressors," by Lute Pease, in which
he carries the reader further Into the
Intricacies of the machines built up to
defraud the government out of Its pub
lic doman. A story of great Interest
is "Copper; The Slogan of Southeastern
Alaska,'1 by Don Steffa, in which the
craze which has swept the northern
country Is described in a tensely inter
esting manner that carries the reader
with the same xeal to the conclusion of
the story that characterlxes the miners
In their strenuous, persistent hunt for
wealthv Conner deooslts.
Other Interesting stories are "The
Forest Festivals of Bohemia," by Por
ter Garnett, and "The upiirt in an
Francisco," by Arno Dosch. All arti
cles are well Illustrated, including the
one on "Western Affairs at Washing
ton," In which matters concerning the
west in federal affairs Is well han
dled by Ira E. Bennett.
folice Orders Will Compel
Observance of 12 Mile an
Hour Ordinance.
(Special DUpatch to Tha Journal.)
Salem, Or., Aug. So. One of the fea
tures of the Scotch collie exhibit at
the Greater Oregon state fair. Septem
ber 16-21, at Salem, will be practical
demonstrations of the value of thesa
dogs in sheep herding. A prise will
be srlven to the best tralhed collie to
be shown at work with a band of sheen
on the grounds. This contest should
prove interesting to all lovers of dogs,
since the sagacity and intelligence of
the collie Is shown to tne highest de
gree In the management of, a number
of sheep. Similar exhibitions are great
events In the hills and sheep-raising
districts of Scotland.
By the Issuance of an order last even
ing requiring all members of the po
lice department strictly to enforce the
law relative to streetcars exceeding 11
miles an hour within the citv limits.
Chief Grltzmacher has taken the first
step toward compelling the Portland
Railway, Light & Power company to
cease the reckless running of cars
through the public streets.
The order, which came aa the result
of Instructions from Mayor Lane, Is
the direct result of the killing of Fred
J. Rooney by an "S car last Tuesday
night at Third and Main streets. So
many lives have been sacrificed during
the past year owing to the high rate of
speed maintained by the cars In all
sections of the city that the authori
ties are determined to force the rail
way company to have motormen exer
cise more care In the handling of their
The chief's order, which Is addressed
to the captains of the three reliefs. Is
as follows:
"Instruct the officers of your respec
tive commands to stop all streetcars
from speeding on the streets of this
city In excess of the speed limit per
mitted by ordinance (12 miles per hour).
Arrest all motormen wherever found
speeding their cars beyond this limit.
It should 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 as is claimed they are
going on most streets. Some drastic
measures must be taken in this direc
tion in order to stop the wholesale
maiming and killing of people by the
streetcars of this city."
The coroner has announced that. In view
or tne testimony or eye witnesses, that
Fred J. Rooney, the Spanish-American
war veteran, who was struck and fa
tally injured by a Third street car, was
Intoxicated at the time of the accident
and stepped directly in the path of the
vemcie, no inquest win be held.
Postoffice Inspector O. C. Riches haa
returned from Seaside where he made
an investigation of the robbery of the
Sostofflce which occurred at the resort
aturday night. Mr. Riches has no clue
to the robbers, whom he believes to bo
experts by the manner In which they
ODened the safe containing the S600 In
money and 7S In stamps which made up
their 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
the bolts from Its place, allowing the
thieves entrance Into the safe without
using powder,
In addition to the money and stamps
the men stole a number of registered
letters, one known to contain 85. They
placed their booty in a mall sack and
retired to a shack near the depot where
they sorted out the money and valuables
they wished to keep, placed the rest in
the mall sack and threw it Into a clump
of bushes, afterward making their es
The absence of matches and candles la
taken aa evidence that the men carried
a small electric flashlight which they
used to light their way.
Because of the manner in which the
men operated and the success attending
their work at Seaside, it is believed
they are two in number and experienced
in their craft Local government offi
cials believe they will conduct a seriea
of postoffice robberies In Oregon and
Washington unless they are apprehended.
(8ocial Dlipatch to Tba Jonrotl.)
Eugene, Or., Aug. SO. The city coun
cil Is 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 Construction
company. The streets to he paved un
der the proposed new contract are as
follows: Seventh street from Olive to
Oak, two blocks: Eighth street from .
Carnelton to Hlarh. five blocks, anrt
Ninth street from Olive to Pearl, three
blocks. The work of paving Willam
ette street, which Is now in progress,
will be completed within two weekx It
is probable that some of the other
streets 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. Bids on either
of the following materials are Invited
by the council: Bituminous macadam.
bltbullthlc and asphalt.:
(BmcUI Dispatch to The JoumW
Albany. Or., Aug. 80. Ellis & Son of
Building Permits.
Russell & Blyth,
lyth, two-story store,
Stark and Oak. 82.000:
Moyer Clothing company, repairs store,
Sixth between Stark
Third between Stark and Oak, 81,600: J
Rev. E. Nelson Alien and family re
turned today from a month's vacation
at Canon beach. He will be in his pulpit
at Hawthorne park Presbyterian church
Sunday mornlnc and evening.
Ing, Halsey between East Twenty
eighth and East Twenty-ninth, 8360; M.
Margulis, repairs office and store, 260
First street. 860; C. W. Clanton. two
story dwelling, East Sixth and Rigglns,
83,000; Mrs. A. J. Gulss, two-story
dwelling. East Seventeenth between
East Washington and East Alder,
83.650; W. R. Griffith, garasre. Lovelov
between Eighteenth and Nineteenth,
8400: E. L. Cooper, one and a half atorv
dwelling, Burrage between Milton and
Holman. 81.600; A. Cestelll. two-storv
dwelling, 747 Northrup between Twenty
second and Twenty-third, 81.700; J.
Dannells, repairs laundry. Grand and
Salmon, 840; Minerva Rees, barn. Me
llnda near Linden. 8150; J. W. Hick
man, one-story dwelling. MIssIssIddI
and Blandena, 81.800; Fred -Ruff, re-
galrs dwelling. East Seventh between
eech and Failing, tl'OO; G. W. Guess,
shop, East Fifteenth between Mildred
and Surman, 8160; H. Pflclderer, one
story dwelling, Grand between Alberta
and Maegly, 81,400; M. Damen, one
story dwelling, Oxford between Ethel
and East Ninth. 81.600: D. Williams,
reoalra saloon. Fourth between Couch
and Davis, 8260.
Baker eity, Or., Aug. 80. Clarence
Hunsacker, who haa been employed aa
night cook at Wright Brothers' chop
house, has been arrested charged with
the theft of 860 from a drawer in the
cash register. The theft was committed
some time Saturday night. Hunsaker
comes from a well-known and highly
respected family, and had tha full confi
dence of bla employers.
this city, retail grocers,
were robbed of
over 8100 In cash yesterday during the
parade of the Ringllng circus. An lm
mense throng Was In the city during the
dav and when the time for the parade
arrived the principal streets were
crowded beyond their capacity. As the
parade was passing the store of Ellis
& Son someone entered the store, evi
dently from the rear, and took the
money. The proprietors were out on
the streets watching the pageant and
on returning to their business found
that they had been relieved of all tha
money in the till. No trace of the
robbers has been found.
"An East Side Bank for East Side
Paying by Check
Simplest and most exact way,
and the check as soon as cashed
affords the best possible receipt.
The Commercial
Savings Bank
Solicits your commercial and also
which 4 ner cent Interest wall be
nairf. Younr wage-earners in
n a salaries may ava
themselves of this department,
as only 81.00 Is required to open
a savings account
Oeorge W, Bates. . , .President
J. 0. Blrrel .-;... ... .. .Cashier