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THE OREGON DAILY JOURNAL. PORTLAND.- THURSDAY EVENING. SEPTEMBER 12, 1S07.'
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latent energies and reveal-a 1
man to himself. -Ian Mao-,
laren. ' '.. " .;' '.-
OWNERSHIP OF OlR TIMBER.
TARTLINQ WORDS wereApoken
. X. at Washington Saturday "by
J , James Wilson, aecretary. of
. . . rtculture." He . averred that,
aside from the forest reserves, one
or two men will, within a few years,
own the entire standing timber. sup
ply of thla country. : : '
The aggregate holdings of the one
or two captains of timber Industry
will be one, fifth of all standing tim
ber and equal 30,000,000 acres. The
riches that will "-come ' to them
through that ownership will make
them the wealthiest men on the
wealth of Rockefeller will be Incon
It Is known that large block of
Oregon i timber recently changed
hands at $60 per acre. At that
price- the'SO.000,000 acres the hand
. ful of timber kings are to own
- would give them a wealth of 11,800,-
00O.00Q, When they are absolute
. masters of the situation, as they will
be, and when they force up the
price of timber lands to several bun
dred dollars an acre, as they are
certain to do, what will their wealth
be? '- ; ' :.
It Is proposed to confer added
povera on our central government
How . has . Our central ; government
-. used Us powers, already conferred.
In the management of the forest
lands? Have the, men In authority
In that government, looked. Into the
future, as they should have done,
and saved .the people's timber from
monopolization?' ,In Canada . the
government still . holds the forests.
There Is no monopoly" - by Tartrate
- owaersh Ip-thore. The government
keeps a firm hand on tb forests and
, In saving them for the benefit of the
, people. When land grants - were
given In aid of the Canadian Pacific,
Jta a sagacity born of simple boa
esty or i foresight better than our
' own, 'the governmentalauthorities
did not confer - forest lands, bnt
withheld them . as a resource that
should never be allowed to pass Into
private control .There It la a con
dition of delightful confidence In the
future with the knowledge that the
forests sire safe., because they are
still the people's. It suggests that
If we are to give to congress and the
administration added powers of gov
ernment we might do well to study
CanadaIt even suggests, too, that
-it may be doubtful if the central
government has not already all the
' power It needs. "j ,. v '
IMPERATIVE NEED OF, OPEN
-v ::.r- 7 RIVERS. '"";
THE ONEJ , GREAT - controlling
factor in commercial life, In the
growth of a city, and. In the
i development of a country is
cheap' transportation." Other things
being equal, that country which can
move its products most cheaply, that
city which can distribute at the
least cost, will eventually, control
the trade., '
The recognition of this principle
led to the building of the Manchester
ship canal in England, the Kaiser
WUhelm, the Elbe and Trave and
other canals In Germany, the Wet
land and the sault Ste. Marie in this
country and Canada, and the author
ized expenditure of more than one
hundred millions of dollars on the
Erie canal in Its improvement by
the state of New York. It Is the
- moving-cause- for-thr improvement
of the rivers and waterways through
oat Europe to an extent .that ' is
scarcely f believable and with ' re
sults that are. , most , astonishing.
France In 1880 commenced the im
provements on the river Rhine with
a minimum low water mark of 114
inches. Since then, with an expend
iture of $9,000,000, dangerous rocks
have been removed, the chan iel has
been corrected, and falls have, been
lengthened until in 1903 the mini
mum was 55 Indies and there is an
available draft of 63 inches for 354
iv in thoyenr.-Thls river hfta-vwy
a !ft current which Is gradually be
ing overcome In various ways. This
In an lntance of what can be done
vih a .mlnitly unconquerable
Jl 1 cora tdel by cvtrjrone familiar
with the subject that water transpor
tation Is the cheapest form of trans
portation. This being so this city
1? so situated that lt.is mathemat
ically demonstrable that It the pat
ural advantages are ' developed' it
Mill, by the Inevitable laws of nature)
be the great commercial city of the
northwest. The enormous possibil
ities of the development of traffic
by waterways can hardly be appre
ciated by', a study of statistics. :; It
must be seen to be realized. With
the Columbia and Snake rivers drala
Ing all of the Inland empire, the Wll
lamette river serving the rich val
ley of the same name and with the
three streams properly Improved,
there could be no question as, to
where the traffic would move. The
place where commerce win . nerve
and centre and be distributed will be
the city of the northwest1
What therefore Is the most Im
portant subject on which the people
of this city should concentrate their
energies? The question answers -itself.
We . have often said It. would
pay thla city and state as a commer
cial proposition, to undertake these
Improvements If there was no other
way to secure v them. Fortunately
the president and many, of the lead
ers of both parties, as well as 4he
people generally, are fully, aroused
on this question, and are determined
the .national government - shall do
its1 duty by. the waterways Now that
the mouth of the river Is provided
for. the improvement of paramount
importance Is the completion ot the
Cellllo canal. - Every year's delay
costs the Interior in freight rates
aV. least one third of the entire coat
guess work It is susceptible of ao-
tual demonstration. There . Is no
reason, why this congress should ad
Journ without placing this work on
a continuing contract basis. If the
delegations from the three north
western states make a united de
mand and persistently insist upon" It,
It will be done. They will do this if
they know tr universal public sentl
ment demands it. With 'this state
having appropriated"; $300,000 to
wards the- purchase of the locks at
Oregon City or the building of new
ones, it is inconceivable that the gen
eral government will not meet ns in
the same spirit This Is the work
our senators and representatives can
do, if they wish to earn the enduring
gratitude of their constituents.
THE GARBAGE PROBLEM,
OMETHINO r THAT v Portland
through the council arfd mayor
must , actupon .decisively,, soon
-i Is the. matter of the garbage
crematory. ' Disposing of a iarge andf
growing city's garbage is always a
problem, until it. Is settled right
The. main question- Just now is
whether to maintain and enlarge the
present, crematory or . build a new
one in a more central place. The
existing cremal6ry7nt"may be con
ceded, bas done fairly good work,
but its extreme capacity is 30 tons
a day, whereas the city's garbage
amounts now to 40 tons a day, and
will steadily and even rapidly - in
crease. Ten tons a day of the
lighter, dryer stuff are now burned
outside the crematory, a bad prac
tice for, two obvious reasons: It thus
becomes a local nuisance, and It is
needed to help completely burn the
heavier, Wetter stuff.
-' The ways and means and health
and. police committees of the coun
cil have recommended an appropria
tion of $60,000 for increasing the
capacity of the present crematory at
the foot of Twenty-fifth street on
Guild's lake. How great a crema
tory this will build we do not know,
but since there must be a large ap
propriation might it not be well to
change the site of the crematory and!
build a new one with a capacity of
100 tons a day, enough to serve the
city for many years to come, ba a
better site? The present site may
be as good as any. If any site on
the edge of the city is to be selected.
But the- mayor thinks that there
should be a central site, somewhere
along the river, so as to effect a
great saving in hauling. It la ap
parent without argument that as an
Isolated proposition this would be a
good one. The cost of hauling woufd
be reduced by a large percentage,
and thts would amount to thousands
of dollars a year supposing the city
to do the work, as it should and
an Increasing amount continually.
Why not then get a new site now
and effect that saving henceforth,
even at a considerably larger initia
tory expense? ; v
It is said, and we think It is true,
that a proper crematory will emit
no ..offensive odors or smoke what
ever--this must of course be guar
anteed. The wagons can be made
practically -odor-tight. " An up-to-date
crematory Is no more offensive,
except In the Imagination, than a
mill or factory, perhaps nqt so much
wr,m-ncemiary -industrtal con-
cerns. This being so, there should
be no great objectlonto the location
of a big modern crematory at some
central ' point, where all , hauling
would be dowa bllf, from the out-
jiklrts ot the city to this center, in
) at .least one tnira or tne entire costttia wro.pn tariff, nr thn sminiatral
stead of through the city along all
Its streets to a point on its edge.
This is a proposition that seems
to The Journal worthy' ot careful
consideration before the proposed ap
propriation is made and the city is
committed to the policy of main
taining a crematory at, the present
site for a tew" years to come, only
to have the problem recur later when
it; will' be far more expensive and
difficult to settle it 'right than it is
STILL DUMB ON THE TARIFF,
a LREADT A ' TO RECAST" ot
A the Dresldent's next ' annual
jfX message has been given out,
v . presumably by authority
though it would seem that the pub
lic . might. : reasonably have bw
spared this fox three months yet
concerning which the Los Angeles
Times says: ,:.'.u-:-"--y'r -'. ;' :'
It U particularly satlafactory to ths
vast majority of the Kpubl!can party
that th president wlU not at this tlraa
touch upon tha tariff. Thera U no' rea
son apparent to those whoa views cen
ter in the (feat tuislneas interests of
the country for any action on the part
of the prealdent in his mtaaasa, or of
congress in tho com In a eaalon, - in re
tard to the tariff. There never was a
tariff law so aenerally effective and so
senerally just to all the industries ot
the . country ,aa the one bow in "force.
The Industries are in a very active con
dition and ' any disturbance likely to
arise- in, the neay future wlU not oorae
from the tariff. There Is but on thing
keeping back the continued Increase in
business activity. The great need 01
money is the one restraining factor.
We doubt very much whether the
"vast majority,'" or any majority; of
the Republican party is satisfied with
year, on this subject But it the
present tariff la all right, why does
Mr, Taft, acknowledged th admin
istration's representative, propose a
tariff revision, however indefinite,
after the next presidential election?
Why not let It alone? And isn't
that what is really contemplated? 1
i Another mystery is why in these
phenomenally prosperous times, with
a greater circulation per capita than
ever before, and nearly all money
supposed o be in circulation, and
great crops and good' prices, "the
great need ot money" . should be
"keeping ack the continued Increase
in business activities." - We can see
but one solution io this dark prob
lem; in revising the tariff, raise the
duties; take more .money from the
people and give it to the hard-up
trusts. Perhaps this is the real Re
publican tariff revision scheme. ,
. Portland will never deserve to be
come what it ought to and with com
par&tlra ease may become-untll it
exerts itself far' more actively to se
cure trade by water as well as rail
routes especially to - Alaska. nd
southwestern - Oregon ; points. The
unpleasant truth but one that must
be stated . with iteration la that
this city has "laid on Its oars" and
not "rustled" for this trade, and is
not doing so now as it should. While
criticising the rest of Oregon for
not . improving its opportunities we
must in fairness give Portland a
lecture too.'- -L
Must people of certain races pretty
nearly confine themselves to certain
countries? , Or, t more specifically,
exceptions, keep out ot the United
States-and -Canada? This seems-to
be a large and . growing , question,
which" John Bull as well as ' Uncle
Sam must consider. No doubt a na
tion can pass whatever immigration
laws it pleases, but this applies to
Asiatic as well as other nations. .One
thing seems certain; the Pacific coast
of America win insist on keeping out
Aslatlo laborers. ' ,
The need of a new court house is
not very pressing yet. ' Some years
ago some officials thought there must
be a new court house right away,
but they and their successors have
got along fairly well ever since. A
larger county building is desirable
and must be provided i before very
long, but perhaps the county would
better reduce taxes for awhile rather
than erect a new building.
"At- last, after many years' 'resist
ance, the English house of lords has
yielded to the pressure In favor of
the deceased, wife's sister's bill, so
of ten passed, by the eommons,iand
passed the bill. ; So contrary is hu
man nature that we rather expect
that now no Englishman will want
tO marry, his deceased wife's sister.
The movement tor a police patrol
automobile is a good one. . An auto
mobile for the polfta department
would be a good investment ; A city
of Portland's size, both as to popu
lation and area, "needs at leant one
such vehicle in its patrol business in
order to be tip to date.
The East Oregonlan Insists that
President-Roosevelt should Nrcrve- for
another term so as to "finish his
work." ' But even four or five years
hence "his work", would be only be
gun, and the same plea could be
made with more force than now. The
argument that Roosevelt's reelection
l-i an imperative necessity involves
the proposition that there la no other
man In the country fit for president
who can be elected. Is this possi
ble? ' 1 'P - '';
Mr. Harriman won't build Into
central Oregon until it contains
enough people ,to suit him, and
great number ot people wont settle
In that r'eglon nntll it la supplied
with -railroads, But we think this
deadlock will be broken ere very
long.' j .':
" Statement No." 1 is not obligatory,
ot course, but the people can make
it so b voting only for. legislative
candidates' who subscribe to if It
it is to meai anything, it must be
made practically obligatory In this
way. . '- - ..
- Prince ' William ot Sweden, who
ban a gude fellar, says he likes
American girls. .And of course such
of them' as have a chance to get near
htm "like htm. But . alas!' pone of
them can .marry him. , . ,
It would seem that some American
people are actually afraid of a Jap
anese uprising along this oast. This
may occur, but we think It extremely
Improbable. But If It does, good
bye Japs, then and thenceforth.
"Smoked out" that tells the
whole story of the government's
promised resumption , ot the land
fraud prosecutions. T. -,,.) ... ,
So Mr. Heney is coming back after
two or three more Oregon scalps. He
point of view.
Some of 7 the big - men back in
Washington evidently read The Jour
nal. ' ., ' . : .. . ;
TKe JournalV New Press
" w: From ths Spectator. -v.
The . arrival of a- new preas In town
X have always considered of more im
portance than . the coming of a pros
pective real estate buyer. The rich
man's visit is experimental; he may not
purchase because the city is not big
enough.' the trade does not warrant the
expenditure; or because the intereat la
likely to be too small. But there is
nothing tentative about a new preas;
the buslneas has got to be here before
the bla machine la ordered: with everv
other department fully equipped the
press room of our dallies usually are
ine lasx to reel we poncjr oi expansion.
The new preaa la a better trade and
population barometer than bank clear
ings or postofflce flgurea. And that la
why I am glad to welcome the huge
macnine mat. The journal is puttltg in.
. , . e e . i (
It la a straight-line. seztuDle machine
and la the largest that has come to the
northwest, J am told. It does e, variety
ot things Indeed, the monster Is - a
vaudevHlearUst-of many parte. It
prints in rainbow colors and will have
a capacity or ts.euu li pages an nour.
That means 800 Journals, printed,
pasted, cut. folded and counted every
minute. It will turn out a 41-page
paper at One lmpreaaton, but of courae
me numDer or copies an . nour la
materially reduced. The Journal's two
presees will have a total capacity of
iz.uuu j 2-page papers an nour. A am
told that The Journal's circulation baa
Increaaed from 2.000 in 1S02 to over
ZI.I10 this year. - .-.
- e e e :
To commemorate entranSfc on its
Ixui year The Journal will publish I
anaramotb edition tomorrow eomethini
over 160 paxes, which Is the blrgea
thine in dallies west of the Rockies.
Pictures will bo used to tell the stories
or Oregon resources and -growth, and
a glanee will show the wonderful ad
vance we are making. Every interest
in the city and state will be adequately
pictured: each county will have a story
eeiiing xortn its advantages.
., , . ... ..... . .
Duplicate editions of the supplement
containing the pictures will be printed.
ime win oe on line - piaie paper ana,
with the news section, will sell for 11
a copy: the other will be In the regular
journal-auape.. . juty tnouaana copies
of the anniversary number will be
Issued, and' the cost of publication will
be $20,000. From the advance sheets of
the great paper I believe It will prove
of Immense good to Oregtm. "The only
regret The Journal has," Mr. Jackson
says, "Is that It is not even better than
It I" Well, the best is a trifle hard
to better, v -.- t
FOUNDER OF REFORM
: BUREAU WILL SPEAK
Dr. Wilbur F. Crafts to Ad
dress Portland Audiences
During Visit Here. ;
Dr. Wilbur F. Crafts, who has re
cently returned from a visit to ths far
east, will speak at the First Presbyte
rian church next Sunday morning upon
the subject "World-Wide War Against
the Big-Four Evils.'' ......';
Dr. Crafts is ths founder of the In
ternational Reform Bureau, which . has
been instrumental In securing ths pas
sage of 11 laws by congress. ' The
movement which is now being under
taken by the reform bureau is that of
ktotibin "th anle of intoxicants and
opium to uncivilised races. This move
ment naa tne approval or jrresiueni
Kooaevett, who has proposed to the
government of Great Britain that the
rltlah anf American arovernments be
come the leaders of the nations In ac
complishing this reform. -
Ir. and Mrs. Crafts have recently
been holding mass meetings In the prin
cipal cities of British Columbia snd
WaHhlngton. and they will make a
number of jiddreases in Portland. Be-
itrtee Dr. Crafts address at the First
Presbyterian church on Hunday morning
he. will lecture before-the Y. M. C. A.
on Sunday afternoon on "World Poli
tics ae Kelated to Markets,. Morals and
Mlsetons." At Taylor street church In
the evening he will deliver bis Chautau
oua address on "That Boy and Girl of
If outs." '
Mrs. craris, wno is aiso a pun no
speuker of ability, will lecture at the
white Temple on Sunday afternoon; the
tonic. "Uod Made the World for Women.
too." , ,. ,
During tholr stay here Dr. and Mrs.
Crafts will ha the guests of' Dr. and
Mrs. G. U Tufts, end Dr. Tufts, who
Is a sealoua reform worker, and who
atdod In securlnc the local option law
in ureaon ana in tne cruaaue against
the miiwaukl (rambling: cluti. will ad
dress the congreaatlon of the Bunny
alile Melhodlfit church on Sunday morn
ing upon 'The perils, of. the Urea t
But when China wakes up and gets a
move on. can japan control ur
. e e
The Sunday Journal was a surpris
ingly great psper, say tney aiu
Bryan drew a large crowd at Boise,
but not as great aa the Haywood trial
dld- . . " -
Mr. Rockefeller says that now he can
eat anything. But can be afford but
ter? The Taft literary bureau must be
rather expensive, but be has a million
aire brother, r
e e )
If Roosevelt hasn't enough to do, he
might send an expedition- to rescue Kald
Sir Henry McLaln.
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Another thing to the eredlt of Ameri
can women is that George Bernard Sbaw
does not admire them.
- . -e
" ""While hopraleers are looking . rather
glum, pruneralsers are smiling. Both
have their ups and downs. , , , , r, .
.. e e . ','
' Having sobered up John I Sullivan
and braced up Secretary Root, Billy
Muldoon's reputation la safe. -
Oh, yes. " there are times and occa
sions when the politicians consider the
constitution aa a very sacred thing.
. . ' -e e i - - , -
Tba Seattle Swede who whipped sev
eral Japs says he did so aa aa Ameri
can. . The country can't go back on blm.
- Fightlrrg the trusts without striking
at the high protective tariff Is like
clubbing the top branches of a upaa tree
to kill It. i . ' r
And then perRaps it was The Journal
that reminded the authorities at Wash
ington that there were, laud-fraud cases
In Oregon to try, - j ;
' Senator Foraker savs he will work
for the Republican candidate, - whoever
ne may pe. - biui, ne roigni win in epiie
or mis nanoicap. ,
But when that artist, Earle, and his
new wife discover that they are not
affinities, there will be more trouble-
as mere snouia ne. -
f ' "
Row can a first lieutenant in our
army properly shine on only fill a
monthT Privates don't have to shine
xcept the officers' shoes.
. . e ' e
il A aswe aaasy s a' ahsellns) sssatie
says the victim's "heart was literally
cut Into ribbons. Then "literally1'
must. have gained a new meaning.
In the recent Filipino election Agul
naldo received one vote. Without' In
formation showing it to be impossible.
It Is supposed he east this vote him
If Taft-becomes president, he will at
least know that an Important part of
the United States lies west of the Mis
sissippi river, and even west of the
Rocky mountains. ... , , ,
" Oregon SideKgnts
' Fins banana muskmelons are raised
e e ,. '
Many real estate 'sales are occurring
around Bonansa, -
The hay crop around
Imnaha - Is a
third better; than usu
- e . e . ,'t . "
: A Vale man thinks' he . has Struck
crude oil near that town. - .
Bandon Is the greatest seastds, resort
In Oregon, assert the Recorder.
September - Is- frequently
montn oi ma year at
the beaches. .
' An Albany cat IS year old Is con
stant! r growing smaller. and ia becom
ing gray. . .
Alorof building will b don In
Canyon City during 2he next year, says
the Eagle. , - .'.-.'
' Down at Wedderburn, R. D. Hume,
the big man of southwestern Oregon,
pull off horse races frequently. .
The first golden' wedding vr cele
brated In Harney county waa that of
J. M. Parker and wife last week.
There Is a constant stream of ship
ments from Union, not duplicated by
any town of similar six in eastern
Oregon, says th Republican.
; .' . e e
Hustling La Grande has prepared an
exhibit hall near the paaaenger station
In that place. Trains stop at La Grande
It minutes, and durlnc the next 0
days thousands of homeseekers will see
this exhibit. - - - . -
Of a Free water man's IS acres, h
has five acres in onions, Vhlch he says
will yield 850 eacks to ' the acre, and
they are already contracted at 11.10 a
saca. Tne Daianc or nia tana is piani
ed to potatoes, which will produce a
big yield and for which he expects to
realise it a nunarea. . -e
Coos " Bay Harbors ' Down her in
Coos Bay we eat rock oysters. The
? roper way to do it is to open th oys
er, put a few grains of salt on ".lis tall
and swallow him whole. That's th
way we swallow railroad stories also
But tne truth Is there are (00 men
worklna- on th Drain-Coos Bay road.
and they have bought ltO tons of hay,
so n .win om ouiiu .
Oak drove Correspondence of Albany
Herald: - Four big prunedryera pouring
forth smoke 14 hours a dav. and nlnkara
scattered all over the orchards, wagon
after wagon laden with prunes wend
ing their way toward the dryers, make
one think that Oak Grove Is surely a
busy place, but this is not all. We have
four bla noovarda riant at our floors.
wnicn caii xor aooui sub nanas.
Lesa than 40 years tto nmnertv In
T.lnn countv waa valued af 1700 and
later at only $1,400. This latter aasesa-
ment caused much complaint at th
time, as th few scattered residents
thought the ssseasor had placed the
rate of assessment too high. Last year
me .assessment was over lis.ooo.ouo
and -this year's assessment roll will
proDaoiy snow more man 120,000,000.
This' Date In History-. , 1
Itlt Alblgsnses defeated at Muret.
1604 Columbus took final leave of
th new world and. sailed for Spain.
1140 Lord Stirling, to whom James I
gave a large section of what la now the
United States and Canada, died In Lon
don. Born ltHO. .
17X7 Monaia-nor Mornsv. on of the
early bishops of Quebec, died.
! (( woir tanaea troops st uuenee,
178t Henrr Knox of Massachusetts
became secretary ot war.
1802 Lord William Downs appointed
chief Justice of Ireland.
liaPhllln V Th
i, governor of
Maryland, born. Died
October Z. .1890.
1814 British mad an unsuccessful
attack on Baltimore,
Kit First Mississippi riflemen, un
der command of. Colonel Jefferson
Davis, charaed the Mexicans at Fort
18B0 Alexander M. II. Stuart of Vir
ginia became secretary of the interior.
18 National Prohibition party or
ganised at a convention In Chicago.
invi uovemor William McKlnlay of
trhlo opened his cam na I an for reelaa-
tlon with a, speech at Akron. -
BURNS AT TENDLET0N
Special. JJi'Datch -to -The. Jos
Pendleton Or., Sept. II. The first
and only threshing machine fir to oc
cur In Umatilla county during th pres.
ent harvest season took place on the
farm ot M. L. Tlx. tO miles from this
city, yesterday. The separator belong
ing to Mr. Fix was entlrelv destroyed,
the loss being about 11,600. The fire
was etxlnrulshed before any mors seri
ous damage was don.
TIRED OF DELAY
Agent Asserts Forcibly This
Is Last Year They . WU1
Be Held Up. .
This la the last year that the War
ren Cone true tlon company will permit
its -work to euffer-ouBt-of. the
negligence and delay of the City water
department, th gas company and the
street railway," said A. M. Shannon,
northwest agent of the bltullthlo con
cern, this morning.
. "Our work haa been held up for
months, and even years because the
water department forgot to lay ita
mains or the gas company Us pipes or
the streetcar company Its ralla. We
have tried to work for the beat lntereets
of the city, and where we should receive
st least thanks we- Only get knocks.
Some of our beat friends have lost faith
In us because they can not see til pre
dicament we are In.
"Next spring when we secure our eon
tracts we shall immediately commence
work on them. We Intend td lay out the
two blocks the city permits us to tear
up, oloa them to trafflo and complete
the hard surfacing regardlees of me
wishes of the three concerns I have
mentioned in me event they have not
proceeded with their work when notice
of the improvement has been given. We
shall do this, and furthermore, one our
pavement Is laid we shall charge the
city, of Portland, the gas company or
the streetcar company ti for every yard
of pavement they remove to prosecute
their work. '
"In arriving at this ' conclusion we
think we are acting in Justice to our
selves.. .On many occasions me water
department has refuaed to dig its
trenches until we have established the
proper sub-grade. When we have
reached the proper sub-grade w are
ready to lay the hot sguf f, snd can not
wait for our grading to be disturbed by
ditches. After the pipes have been laid
we are put to more expense snd waiting
In rerolllng It. The only thing the city
saves by thla method Is outting through
six inches or Jess or grouna.
tP sjh WWSsrti
riard surfacing on. Marshall street be-
tween Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth
Kcfnre the rainv season sets In this fall
because the. railroad company haa not
laid its heavy rails. The city haa mot
had enough water plpea, so that we can
not continue our work on Union and
Grand avenues. We feel the Inconven
ience as muoh as anybody and regret
our Inability to go ahead.
"But the people can not see where
th fault lies and lay th blame entirely
upon us, when it should be consigned to
the three or more concerns I hav men
tioned. You will see a different status
of affairs next year, when we Inaugur
ate the expensive system of . doing
things." . ...
AT THE THEATRES
. James aa Falstaff Tonight,
Louis James and his excellent Sup
porting company will present Shakes
peare's delightful edmedy. "The Merry
Wives of Windsor," at the Helllg thea
tre. Fourteenth and Washington streets,
tnnlo-ht continuing tomorrow and Sat
urday nights, with a special-price mat-S
lnee ttaiuroay. aar. james win pe anq
as Fa 1 staff. Seats are selling at the
box-office of th theatre for the entire
engagement. , . .. .
- Beat Sale Opens Tomorrow. .
Thadvane - eeayt sale . will open 'to
morrow Friday at the box-office "of
the Hellls- theatre for the decidedly
Fre next Sunday night. September 16.
This is by long odds one of th most
laugnanie , pays ver wrmen. , j
The Japanese are now attracting un
usual attention and for this .reason
"The Geisha" will be especially appro
priate when the Callfornlana sing It
at the Marquam next week, commencing
Monday night. "The Geisha" Is a Jap
anese tea-hous opera, with all the
local color and picturesque oostumes
and music. Th Callfornlana will In
troduce a new prima donna next week.
Miss Cecilia Rhoda.
.... "The Bohemian GttV
" Portland musio lover appreciate th
performan of the Callfornlana at the
Marquam In "Th Bohemian Girl" and
everyone who haa attended me. opera
this week has gone home dellghteS.
"The Bohemian Girl" - Is one opera
which appeals to all classes of people.
The lyrics are of th kind whloh-ar
rarely found in light opera, being gea
ulne melody. . r- ; , r
"Thi Woman la th Case" at Baker.
Few people hav not heard about
"Th Woman In the Case" at th Baker
thls week, end theatre-goers can. be as
sured that this Is one of the really great
plays of th year.
It will be the Baker
company's attraction all ths rest ot this
week. Matinee oaiuraay.
- Willard In VA. Texas Ranger."
At the Rmplre this week Lee Willard
snd company are . drawing - large au
diences to every performance of "A
Texas Ranger," a dashing play of -the
west, which is one of the best for his
road tour this season. All this week.
Matinee Saturday. -
"The City of, New York."
' Holding up a pay train Is one of th
many exciting situations In "Th City
of New Tork," ths melodrama which
th French stock company is plsying
this week at the Star theatre. The train
la shown In a reallstio manner and the
battle between the bandits and the of
ficers of th law 1 hair-raising. ..
.Queen of the Highway." .'"
Sunday afternoon th French stock
company at th Star theatre will present
the romantlq drama, "Queen . of the
Highway." A stage coach, with a full
Suota of horses, is one of the novelties,
t. George Daglen, the new - leading
man, makes his appearance in this play.
'' Have Yon 8eea Joson? ":-
Al Jolson: on of -the funniest com
edians in vaudeville. Is making a sen
sational hit at the Grand. Everything
he -does Is worth a laugh and th audi
ence will scarcely permit him to lyve
the stage. Murphy and Wlllarif in
"Have a DouthnutT" are another com
edy team. Their material Is new and
their msthods of gaining . laughs are
.Forty-Nine" t the Lyric.
The hew Lyric stock company could
not hav selected a better opening bill
than that great old pioneer drama,
fc'ortv-Nlne' which it Is offering this
week. All the parts .are worthy of the
actors who are appearing in them and
everybody is making good.'" '
STRAUS SAYS ISLANDS
NEED 310RE WHITE HEN
Washington. Sept" It. "Ws Want
mnre American in nawsu. ueciarea
Secrettr of Commerce Oscar Btraua.
"and not too many Japanese, Chinese
or other Asiatics are wanted there. I
do not mean by this that the Islands
need only white men who are engaged
In mercantile pursuits, but working men
flocretary Straus has just, returned
from the Island and he says while
there he was sreatly impressed with
Iarl harbor, which he says has great
possibilities for a naval bas. .
Site Fixed Between Steel
Bridge and Columbia,
J - Street v
SEVERAL 1VEEKS' ,
FIGHT IS ENDED
Little Reference Made Yesterday to
. Sullivan Gulch Location Not In
; tentlon of Council to Engender 111
Feeling of East Siders.
" Portland's new 130,000 - garbage cre
matorium will be located some plat
on the west sld waterfront between
th Steel bridge and Columbia street.
This much . was practically decided
upon yesterday by the city .council when
it refused by a bar majority of on
to, sanction the building of . a tw
crematory on ths old sit aa recu.
mended Jointly bv th ways and means
snd health and police committees. Dr.
Esther Pool, city health officer, and
the health board have won their fight
for a central and aanltary location and
were given the power to make a selec
tion of any available sit on me west
Strange aa It may seem. In view of
the fact of me determined fight against
locating the incinerator made In com
mittee, little, reference was made to
the Sullivan gulch site." A large dele
gation from that portion of . the city '
was present to look after Its Interests,
but the council had no Intention of try
ing to force' a crematory on th east
Councilman Baker spoke against lo
cating the plant on the east side In
opposition to ' the views of resident
there. He counseled -against factional
fighting and the consequent engender
1 S " ".""" ""S tnarwwuia f'
vent working for me best interests of .
the city. .
Vaughn stated that it would perhaps '
be better to locate the first crematory
on th west side, but predicted that
within five years th east side would
hav to be provided with a plant to
take car of th garbage.
Dr. Pohl made a brief address to the
board in favor of locatlna- th nlant
along the waterfront in the logical een- '
ler oi me garnage-prouuoing district.
She said that the health board had se
lected the mouth of Sullivan's aulch be-
cause It had been recommended by dis
interested crematory experts. -
no one oppoeea ine seu.vuv appro
priation for the construction of the 100- "
ton crematory to take care of th city's
refuse, the general sens of the coun
oilmen betnc that more' would be Dro- :
vlded If found necessary.
wnen me vote was la Ken on tne
joint committee's ' report favoring th '
retention of the garbage Incinerator at '
the foot ot Twenty-fifth street, on
Guild's lake, Annand, Bennett. Cellars, .
Kellaher, Menefee. Rushlight and Wills
were in favor, and Baker, Beldlng, Con
eannon, Cottel, Drlscoll, - Dunning,
Vaughn and Wallace were opposed.
WELL KII017II CIVIL
EIIGII1EER IS DEAD
t)aoMant A PiwlTir1 TWoa .
of Bright's Disease." - :
: Frank Ft Ollham, widely known as a
pioneer resident of Portland, died at his
horn. Ttl Hood street, yesterday after
noon at 4:10 o'clock, after a abort Ill
ness wUh'Brlght's disease,
: Mr. Ollham was well known la Port
land, what he had lived th greater
part of his- life. . He waa the son of
th late Caotaln Newton Gllham of
Mount Tabor and waa active for many
years as an engineer In Portland and
Oregon, having been employed with tu
& N, and other large corporations
At the time ef his death Mr. Ollham
waa chief engineer of the Oregon Wster
rower aivision or me poriianoj ttan-
Light & Power company and waa
at warn unlit tsaturaay nignt, wusn ne
was fken ill.
Mr. Gllham Waa born at Mount Tabor
4T years sgo. He mad civil engineer
ing bis lite work and gave special at
tention to railroad construction, as a
result of which he was sought after
for the supervision of large construe
tlon works. He superintended building
the Cssadero Una of th O. W. P, and
also planned and laid out the Oaks,
For II years he was aaslstant to Chief
Engineer Kennedy of the O. R. A N.
A-widow and daughter, Mr. C C.
Gibson of Portland, Survive as do, three
brothers and three sisters. They are: C.
F. Gllham of Huntington, Oregon; Mllo
Gllham of -Battleground. Washington;
Newton Gllham of Hillsdale. Oregon;
Mrs. Ella Shane of Mount Tabor. Mrs,
C. A. Gay of Mount Tabor and Mrs.
W. W Skinner of Salem. Oregon.
LINEMAN IS KILLED
. Speelai Plspatek to - Itt . Journal.)
Vancouvsr, B. C, Sept. 1. William
Ploughman, aged It. . a lineman era-
Sloyed by the British Columbia Electrlo
a 11 way company, was electrocuted yes
terday. He was engaged In repair work
on a pole when the screwdriver he car
ried struck a- wir carrying (00 volts.
The shock threw him across another
wire oarrylng 2,000 volts. He was ren
dered unconscious and died an hour
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By Saying and
Investing One Is Sure
fo Grow Rich .-
, Deposited In a SAVINGS BANK
ACCOUNT, money while being
saved Is also earning ! per cent
Interest compounded semi-annually,
- - ;-- --?- .-
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JtwOTT jaJTP. WWAtAMS AT.
Extends to Its patrons every at
tention and solicits checlflng and
savings accounts.' ''
George W. Bates,... ..President
J. 8. lllrrel... ....Cashier