. J. ; THE OREGON DAILY , JOURNAU PORTLAND, FRIDAY EVENING; r SEPTEMBER : 20, 1907. 0 OREGON SHOULD NOT E WAIT FOR HARRIMAN .Review of Railroad Situation Showing That City and ..'. State Ought to Act for Themselves in Matter of )' w , Necessary Extensions. 4 Boys' School By Thomas O. McCusksr. , ' Haxriman has come and none, and -after a few weeks of hibernating Port '','. Ia4 aa well aa aome other portlona of ' the state haa awakened with a bad ' " taata In her mouth. Much waa ex fcected of him, and there waa consider ' , abla apaculatton aa to what ha would v dtf when ha gaied ao to apeak Into rthe t tha.tr fair daughter of the ,.. '.. West, central Oregon. Many predicted "- that ha would tear hla clothes In hla . effort to build a road Into that long - neeiected terlrtory after ha had with hla own ayea beheld the wonderful poa albilltles of that wonderful country. , 4 !- Bona peraona went ao far aa to eert that Ignorance alona of the afore said "wonderful neaa" waa tba cauaa of 3a delay in building . Into that terrt tory. It might lntereat mlagulded In dlvlduale to know that thara la not I spear of graaa. an acre of grata nor a head of atork tributary to hla ayatnm that ha haa not had a report of. The railroads have a magnificent ayatem of learning all about the condition of af fair along their llnea. The "compara tive reports" gotten out by the agenta now each month and year the oual ness aa compared with the preceding one, and n there la a railing on may muat ahow a cauaa for It, and the aame la true if thara la a gain, ao they keep posted aa to the additional acreage put In cultivation, etc. consequently it wai not neoessar for Mr. Harirlman to Visit , that section In order to know If It would pay to build a road there. Waste Tin la Courts. If our cltlaena were aa well posted aa to the conditions and resources of ... I hla great atate. they would not waate ao much time In the courts and other- . -wise in a vain arrort to compel Mr. ; Ilarrlman to aire them, not what they ' want, but what they think they want. - for there haa aever been a time when 1 tba merchants of Chla city have gone to 'the railroads with a demand for some thing that they had an argument to sup- Fort their demanda. and the railroad of kslala recognise this fact and .make them the statement that the Interests - of the Hariiman ayatem are right here, and. of course, they will do evertyhlng they can to help those Interests. The fact la that our merchanta are too prosperous, and in their efforta to keep competition out of their territory they are afraid to go after the railroad, because both seem to be working along the same llnea. Thia may seem Ilka a strong statement, out i want aoma one tO point out to me where there haa been any great enori mane to duuo up tun city or state by inviting factories, bus! ness bouses, etc. Going Into aome other cities, you can see large signs, reading. "Free sites for factories and mills." but there la not much enoouragemeat held ' out nere. In conversation with a business man a rew flays ee I told him Seattle oa ' waa going to help build a road In Ore- gon. and that the citlsens of Portland would bo called upon to help also. He aid that be doubted If they would get any rmanciai assistance nere, out intl mated that they were long on moral support. Toad Cash Support, r Moral support la a good thing, no ouuui, dui 11 win not Duiid railroads, nor win it De or anv assistance in flrht Ing Harriman. What Portland and the ... enure atata must do, is to wake up and ..do things. Don't go down on your knees to such men aa Harriman. The city tooK its nat orr to him white ha was here, and aald ha must be given a : chance. He had no Intention before he earn a, and has none now. of building me road into central uregon. He will have one Into the Klamath country from ; San Francisco, and take all the business be can -to that city, and east via that gateway, and he la right from hi . standpoint. Why should he bring It ' heref There la not a particle of reason why ne snouia stiempt 10 iaae xreignt via the longest route, or through a port that has no facilities for handling It. and so long , as our citizens remain In their present mood of passive Indifference, wa will never have any better facilities. Harriman in his remarks before the Irrigation congress In Sacramento, said, ' in speaking of central Oregon, that there was not sufficient population or traffic to justify the building of a road there at present, and further remarked that If they did have a road, the first few years would be spent In shoveling now. To ahow the Inconsistency of the gentleman.' we must refer to the statement made by the man who waa with Harriman on his trip through that country, vis. that Harriman had given orders to build the road from Natron to Klamath Fails and to push the Corvallls Eastern across central and eastern Oregon at once. Now any one familiar with the lay of . the land knows that the population along both these routes Is as numerous as hens' teeth, snd that the climatic conditions would result in the same amount of shoveling of the same materiel. Of course Mr. Ilarrlman had an object In the position he took on both these points. In discouraging the building of a road up the Deschutes, his statements will go far towards preventing any financial Institution from backing any one elae who would undertake the project In giving out the report that he would build the Natron branch and the Corvnllla A Eaatern, he shows that tha traffic producing portion of that country will be taken care of, ronse quently It would be a waste of money to construct another line into the aam territory. Weight of Arguments. Both these arguments will hav weight with those who don't know anything about It but will mean very little to anyone who la posted. In th on a to anyone who la poste first place Harriman don t want anyone to build through central Oregon, aa l would be too good an opportunity fo J. J. Hill to Invade that territory from hla north bank road, and perhaps pus on to San Franclaco by a very dlrec and ahort route. In the next place, he has no Intention of building either the Natron branch or tha C. E. unleaa forced to do so b some one Invading hla territory, aa bot these propositions are bluffs. As I said former occasion, you e of road in tha atata I except to keep aome one else out ana you won t and. it. . sither. lor number of years, as he la not a rail road builder, but a plunderer. I had occasion once before to poln out that when the Kanama canal waa completed, the Paclf.6 coast terminals, so far as Jobbing centers are oonoerned, would be off the map. unless the Deo pie woke up snd fought for open rivers and Interurban railways. The actions of the railroads In their position of ad vancing rates from the terminals con firm this, and ahows that they are pre paring ror a great ngnt. Hill is hurry ing his line to the coast, the Milwaukee la also pushing to tha front and we are sleeping. It Is foolish to think that the railroads with all the money they have rroad. If the bonda were Invested In property throughout the In terlor are going to alt Idly by and seethe canal take the bualness; anyone who believes so is an unaoohlstlcated Indi vidual and should emigrate to Japan. wnai are we goina- to do about It and how will we be affected? Portland by reason of lta geographical position la in me neat position to ds Denented by the canal of anv city on the coast She haa two magnificent rlvera which have numerous tributaries that are navigable, and by the expenditure of considerable money, for It will take a great deal, the Columbia can be opened to Lewlston, and the Willamette nearly to Eugene. Then by extending electric lines to tha Interior she can hold nearly all the territory aba now has, snd ao qulre considerable more, and with the low rates by the canal route and the low river rates, together with the reaaonable ratea that will be made bv the electric lines, she can compete with anv eastern Jobbing center and surpass any other city on the coast, for the reaaon that they have not tha waterways tributary to Portland, consequently will be at the mercy of the rallroada for distributing ratea. This Is worth thinking about Dont Ask Xarrlmaa. I started to aav that the nennle should not waste so much time ankln Harriman to do something for them, but should take such action aa will bring him to them for favors. The state has voted and we have a railroad commission and thev seem to be quite busy. We also have a portage railroad owned by the state, and it has Deen or great Deneru, out it was stopped too soon. A few thousand dollars morn, would have put It Into The Dallea where It could have connected with any steam boat on the river. The actions of the railroads through out the United States are doing more to bring about government regulation of railroads. It Is the dear people who pay the freight, and why should thev not have a aay? - This brings up a vital question: Why Should the State not build a trunk linn through central Oregon and clear across the state? The Deschutes route is the best that cart be had. It is true that certain people contemplate building yla that route, and have rlghta of way for some distance, but they may be so handicapped by Harriman as to he un able to construe In tn8-t event, the i-uuiQ enner duiio or lr it din not choose to. could take the honrls t those who would build, provided of course that the road would not be a part or any transcontinental line and would always remain onen tn unv nnn who wanted to connect with it Thr are state and government irrigation pro jects for the development of the coun try, and It Is a well known fact that Dir: "Best way to keep well quit meat, eat plenty" Malta-Vita." The KID, Every day our busy mills make enough Malta-Vita to feed an army. It's delidoui, and malted, and the malt's a tonic. The best cereal that ever (cent onto a table. b 10 nothing develops a country Ilka guai tha atate, they would eell In any mar- ratl- ruaranteed by ket, no doubt at a premium. I am as- umlng now that tha atate did not build, but would take tha bonds of those who did. If the state ahould build. It could either lease the road to respon sible people who could operate It ao that the lntereat could be paid and a Inking fund provided for the retirement of the bonds, say In 60 yeara. or It could employ aome competent person to man age the, property. I would favor the leasing plan, but It seems to me that aa good a plan would be to take the bonda of those who would build it, except Har riman, or course. State Sas aConsy. The state always haa a large amount of money on hand and according to the statutea no lntereat can be derived from It for the benefit of the state, but it s deposited In various banks who loan It and make good Interest on same. I would like to see this question agiti eo and lr the people take hold with a L we can have railroads, and Mr. Harriman will be aulng for favors. in this connection It might be well to attract the attention of the people o me goDDiing up or me water power the state by large corporations who do no Intend to use them now, but to prevent someone else getting them in order to compete. There should be a provision made that water power taken un should Be developed within one year or the rlghta would forfeit to the state. A further provision should be had that no water power could be taken If same was wanted by the state, and notice of fil ing, or rather contemplated filing, should be given the atate at least 90 days in advance and the purpose for w filch tne water waa to be used set forth, so that the state could protect her own Interests, not only for the pres ent but the future, should It be found that her Interests would be Jeopardised by such filing. Under the present law anyone can file on water rights and hold it indefinitely, whether they want to use it or not, but most of such filings are for the purpose of speculation to the detriment of legitimate business. These things are worthy of earnest consideration, as everything of value soems to be getting into the hands of speculators and large corporations. I am aware that the Interests which would be affected by action of this aina win naicuie and right such a prop osition, but this Is something that ia terests the people of the state as a whole, and I believe the people can be depended upon to look after their own Interests provided they get started right. Now is the time to start "Dr. Thomas' Eclectrlc Oil Is the best remedy for that often fatal disease croup. Has been used with success in our family for eight years." Mrs. L. Whlteacre, Buffalo, New York. If you have a want of any kind. In sert a little ad In The Journal, cost only a cent a word, and you will get results. 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Whether it is a trim tailored hat to match your coat or suit or a pattern hat for dressy wear, you will find the greatest range from which to choose. greatest EASTER W OUTFITTING CO. Cor. Tenth & Washington Sis. (Special Dlspafrh to Tbs JoormaL) Kennett, Mo.. Sept. 19. When Aud McMunn, a Portageville farmer, lnvok lna; the unwritten law, shot and killed Arch Brown In the office of a livery stable at Kennett, one of the bul lets from hla revolver pierced a let ter which Brown was writing; to Mc- Munn's wife. Because of Brown's atteneions to Mrs. McMunn there had been a Ions; feud between the men. Brown formerly was employed aa a farmhand by McMunn and lived at the McMunn home, which was then near Kennett. Last June McMunn and hi wlf quarreled and there was ao agreement by which McMunn was to sell the rarm ana go away, of the 13.000 real Ized from the sale the husband took 12,200 and left Kennett for Oklahoma, ayins mat ne wouia never return. The remainder of the money he placed In the -bank in his wife's name. Two weeks later Mrs. McMunn drew the money from the bank and departed irora nenneu. Brown lert aDout the same time. A relative wrote to Mc Munn, telling him of his wire's depar ture. When he returned to Kennett he found that both Mrs. McMunn's and Brown's trunks had been checked to Rector, Arkansas, the home of Brown's father. McMunn went straight to the place where Brown was employed. Many looked for violence, but the men had a long conference and shook bands when they parted. Yesterday McMunn returned accom panied by his wife's oldest daughter. After taking the girl to the home of his sister, Mrs. Ada Hudspeth, he hur ried ia mo sigDie wnere Brown worked Brown waa sitting In the office writ ing a letter, without a word McMunn fired three times. Two of the bullets struck Brown, one in the right arm ana one in me cnest. Brown staggered to the door and fell, and McMunn fired iwu inure Duueis into mm, Last Monday McMunn heard snm. thing which caused him to call Brown on the telephone and say: "Be ready. " up mare kui your Brown swore out a peace warrant which waa served on McMunn ae he stepped from the train here Monday The uncompleted letter which Brown was writing when shot reads: "Hello, darling. How are you? I don't feel like I could hardly live. This morning I was at the train oand saw him come in with the girl. I am so mad I can hardly see. Tou keep let ting him hang around and some one has got to quit. If It la me. snv iJ?,,1 wl11 never bother you any more. While I love you better than life, I have stood all I cbuld and I have done everything that I could." McMunn, held by the coroner for the grand Jury, Is in Jail here. Last Survivor's Story. The last survivor of an exciting ad venture in 1874 tnlla hla atnr In .1 October American Magazine. It la an account of a trip made In a balloon by belonged to P. T. Barnum, and the aeronaut in hsre was- the famous Captain Donaldson. The trip waa the Jongest in point of hours, ever made In U 1 . . m utuioon sprang upward ! pace tnat all but took our breath I saar him sjnii MwT f" iC;Criar",J?J1? I 01 upon th tympanum of the W.JLLCO : 1 -III . - II A. llw J. Llilll llH II II. f ' nthior . . Ii ' Will Open His New Store for . II! III Business at 283-285 Washington St. Near Fourth TOMORROW MORNTTVn at ft?nn citt nrK III w-ww WMV JLk k Will Continue Business at First ! and Morrison Sts. ii II was sweeping; across the dial at a lar. ill?. vr. f,-lanced at Donaldson land earth disappeared beneath ua. Donaldson pull the safety valve wide open, draw his sheath knife ready to cut the drag rope, standing rigid vith us eyes nveiea unon th nrM u.n. i n...M... . - i . ometer. The hand of iZnl7ir? U'J?" sawnis was sweeDlns- um Vh. iT-i 7 Clil .r'STl". no sound, our i . v wacu. w s rsi simmi nun own innn rnar - ot the air, upon the tympanum of the stopped at 10,100 feet How long we were ascending we did not know. Cer tain it is that the impressions described were all there were time for. mnd when his cloudland and had accompli three firmly believed. than a minute." , y "Had : dyspepsu.' or years. . jso appetite, eat distressed be tar II II- BloodBUteinovured tt'