The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, September 20, 1907, Page 20, Image 20

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Review of Railroad Situation Showing That City, and
State Ought to Act for Themselves in Matter of
TTVn - o T1 n
By Thomas O. McCusksr. ;
Harrlman has coma and son, and
after a taw weeks of hibernating Port
. laad aa vail aa aoma other portion Of
the .state' kaa awakened with a bad
taste In her mouth. - Much waa ex
pected of htm. and there waa oonalder
able speculation as to what he would
. do" when he gased so to apeak Into
- the yea-of tliar fatr daughter of ths
west, central Orecon..-Many predloted
- that be would tear his clothes In his
effort to build a road into that long
neglected terlrtory after hS had with
his own area beheld the wonderful pos
sibilities of that' wonderful country.
Borne persons went so far as to
that -Ignorance, 'atone of tft afors
said "wonderf ulneaa" was the cause of
IieaelajL-tat!Ulldlna;.,lnto thajerrH
tory. It might Interest miaguiaea m
dividuals to know that there is not a
spear of crass, an acre of train nor
liead of atock tributary to his system
. that ha has not had a report of. The
railroads haVe a magnificent system of
ln all about tna conamo si i
along their lines. The "com pars -
f itra .
tlve reports" gotten out by the agents
nns jh month ajid Tear the Busi
ness as compared with the preceding
one, and If there la a falling off they
must show a cause for It. and the same
Is true If there Is a (tain, so they keep
Jiosted aa to the additional acreage put
n cultivation, etc. Consequently It was
nrfl iipcsaary TorKfr: Km ilaiaii tO'Vlalt
that section In order to know If It would
pay to build a road there.
Waste Time tm Courts. ,
If our eltlsens were as well posted
a a to the . conditions and resources of
this arrest state, they would not waate
so much time In the courts and other
vim In a vain effort to compel Mr.
Harrlman to aire them, not .what they,
want, but what they think they want,
for there has sever been a tlms when
the merchants of this city have (one to
the railroads with a demand for some
thing that they had an argument to sup-
Fort their demands, and the railroad of
tctala recognise this fact and .make
them the statement that the Interests
of the Harrlman ayatem are right here,
and, of course, they will do evertyhlng
they can to help those Interests.
The fact Is that our merchants are
too prosperous, and In their efforts to
keep competition out of their territory
they are afraid to go after the railroad,
because both seem to be working along
the aame lines. This may seem like a
strong ststement, but I want some one
to point out to me where there haa been
any great effort made to build up tbia
city or state by inviting factories, busi
ness houses, etc Going Into some other
l M icn, yiiu I'm, uuu uii h u rimh., iwuu,.
Free sites for factories an
na miiis, dui
there U. -no!
gsmeat held
out nere.
In conversation with a business man a
- few-da v y l-to)4 4tta- i UloptUU
was going to neip duiiq a roe-a in urv
. iron, and. that the cm sens cX-.Portland
would be called upon to help also. He
said that be doubted If they would get
any financial assistance here, but Inti
mated that they were long- on mors!
support . , ; .
- - ' Weed Cask Support,
Moral au
iipport la a good thing, no
it will not build railroads.
' doubt, but
nor will it be of any assistance In fla-ht-
lng Harrlman. What Portland and the
entire state must do, la to wake up and
do things. Don't go down on your
knees to such men as Harrlman. The
-city took -Its bat off to bin -while - he
was here, and aald ha must be given a
chance. He bad no Intention before
Lixaa none now,. of, h
the road Into central Oregon. He will
have one Into the Klamath country from
San Francisco, and take all the business
he can to that city, and east via that
gateway, and he Is rlgbt from his
standpoint. Why should he bring It
There Is not a particle of reason why
he should attempt to take freight via
the longest route, or through a port that
haa no facilities for handling it and so
long ss our citisens remain In their
present mood of passive Indifference, we
will never have any better facilities.
Harrlman in his remarka before the
irrigation congress In Sacramento, said,
n apeaklng of central Oregon, that there
waa 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
yeara would be spent In shoveling
now. - To show the Inconsistency of
the gentleman.' we must refer to the
statement made by the man who waa
with Harrlman on his trip through that
country, vis. that Harrlman had given
orders to build the road from Natron to
Klamath Falls snd to push the Corvallls
Eastern across central and eastern
Oregon at once. Now any one familiar
with the lav of the land knowa that
Ask to see tns Xvtra Orads
Sweaters for gcaool otris.
TIs Mltyk StoFe"
V 1 I 1 I I I II
the population along both these routes
Is as numerous aa hens' teeth, and that
the climatic conditions would result In
the same amount of shoveling of the
same material.
Of course Mr. Harrlman had aa object
In the poaitlon 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
EroJecL la giving out the report that
would build the Natron branch and
the Corvallla Kaatern, he shows that
the traffic producing portion of that
country will be- taken care of, conse
quently It would be a waate of money to
construct another line Into . the same
territory. , -
, Weight of ArtTuneats.
Both these arguaenf.-r-wm----Jis
weiiht-with those .who don t know
unvthlne- about It- but will mean very
11 1 fie" loTuiy oneWTSo 7sHp0sTed:--TirTne
first place Harrlman don't want anyone
to build through central Oregon, aa It
would be too good an opportunity for
i. J. Hill to Invade that territory from
his north bank road, and perhaps push
on to Ban Francisco by a very direct
and ahort route.
In the next Place, he has no Intention
of building either the Natron branch
or the C K. unlees forced to do so by
some one invading his territory, aa both
these propositions are bluffs. Aa I aald
oa a former occasion, you cannot find
a. piece of road in the stats that he has
built sxcept to keep some one el
Ml -youwpn L.UAAjJU JUU)'
number, of yeara, aa he is not a rail
road builder, but a plunderer.
I had occasion once before to' point
out that when the Ranama canal waa
completed, the Pacific coaat terminals,
so far aa Jobbing centers sre concerned,
would be off the map, unless the peo
ple woke up snd fought (or open rivers
and Interurban railways.
The actions
of the railroads In their
vanclna- rates from the
position of ad-
termlnals con-
firm this, and shows that they are pre-
fiarlng ror- a great ngnt. Mill la nurry
ng his line to the coast, the Milwaukee
la also pushing to the front and we are
sleeping. It is foolish to think that the
railroads with all the money they have
Invested In property throughout the In
terior are coins to sit lair dv and seems
canal take the business; anyone who
beltevea ao la an unsophisticated lndl
virtual anil should emicrata to Japan.
What are we going to do about It.
and how will we be affected T Portland
by reason of lta geographical poaitlon
la In the best position to be benefited
by the canal or any city on the coast.
She haa two magnificent rivers which
have numeroua 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 the -interior-she-on- bold1 nesrly
sll the territory she now haa, and ao
nulra considerable more, and with the
low rates by the canal route and-t he tow
river ratea, together with the reasonable
rates that will be made by the electric
lines, aha can compete with any eastern
Jobbing center and surpass any other
city on the coaat, for the reason that
they have not the waterways tributary
to Portland, consequently will be at the
mercy of the railroads for distributing
rates. This Is worth thinking about
-' Boat Ask Xanixnaa.
I started to say , that the people
ahould not waste ao much time, asking
Harrlman to do something for them,
but should take such action as will
bring him to them for favors.
- The state has voted and wa have a
railroad commission and they seem to
be quite busy. Ws also have a portage
' fraii
he state, antf "rtrhat
been of great benefit but It was stopped
too soon. A few thousand dollars mora,
would hsve put It into The Dalles where
It could have connected with any steam
boat on the river.
The actlona of the railroads through
out ths United States are doing more to
bring about government regulation of
railroada. It Is the dear people who pay
the freight, and why ahould they not
have a 'say?
This brings up a vital question: Why
should the state not bulla a trunk line
through central Oregon and clear across
the state? The Deschutes routs Is the
best that can be had. It la true that
certain people contemplate building yla
that route, and have rights of way for
aome dlatance, but they may be ao
handicapped by Harrlman aa to be un
able to construct It In that event the
state could either build or If It did
not choose to. could take the bonds of
thoss who would build, provided of
course that the road would not be a
part of any transcontinental line and
would always remain open to any ono
who wanted to connect with It There
are state snd government Irrigation pro
jects for the development of the coun
try, and It Is a well known fact that
No woman Is the counterpgrt of another; her individuality it strongly
marked. To appear at her best she must dress to suit her particular type.
A careful study of types as well as styles has resulted in our importation
of an extremely varied assortment of coats, each' a splendid example ofv
! representative mode-makers' designing. Our personal pride in our fall
selection of coats has been justified by the complimentary comments of
our customers. It seems that we never before so perfectly pleased so
large number. v.
Long Cloth Coats $10 to $40
These ar In many styles, semi-fitting, tight fitting, plain and faniily
trimmed. .:.'.-: ', ..
Rubberized Silks $20 to $40 '
These coats 'for immediate wear, and many wear them all through the
rainy season, are not alone beautiful, but durable, and a perfect protection;
m a number of plain colors, checks and plaids.
Cravenett Cloth $12 to $35
The neat business woman and the "woman who goes out rain or shine all
through the winter finds this the most serviceable coat imaginable; also
it is very becoming and comfortable.
Misses' Coats $8 to -525
We have every variety for misses that we have for adults, in an ra -
-variety a tomake description unnecessary.- -- - --- - -
Tailored Street and Dressy Hats ' " -
Our millinery section is in perfect keeping with fthe style store's" reouta-
for : qualityanJLlaste Whctae - it
your coat or sun, or a pattern nat lor dressy wear, you will find the greatest
range from which to choose.
Tbs Store- Wberw
Your Oe4it is Coo4
Cor. Tenth
jhimyt: "Best way tq
keep well quit meat, eat
- . m . W V . SI.."-'
plenty Malta-vita.
Every day our tmsy mill
make enough Malta-Vita to .
-feedmnarmy. Itdelidotar
and malted, and the malt' a
tonic - ,
The best cereal that evet
rent onto a table.
nothing develops a country like a rail
road. If the bonds were guaranteed by
the state, they would sell la any mar
ket, no doubt at a premium. I am as
suming ' now that the state did not
build, but would take the 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 Intereat could be paid and a
sinking fund provided for the retirement
of the bonds, say in 60 yeara, or it could
employ soms competent person to man
age the, property. I would favor the
leasing plan, but It seems to mo that aa
-good a plan would be to take the bonds
of those who would build it, except Har
rlman, of course. ' , '
' state Mas tstoney. .' -The
state always has a large amount
of money on hand and according to ths
statutes no Interest can be derived from
It for the benefit of the state, but It
la deposited In varloua banka who loan
It and make good-Intereat on aame. I
would like to see this question agitat
ed and If the people take hold with a
wilL wa can have -.railroads I
Harrlman will ba aulna for favors.
In this connection It might be wall
to attract the attention of the people
XI - T- J - i. -S K ."V MM 'v. A A a
IU U1V KUUUllllg U(J VI uiv wcidi
of 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 up should Be
developed within one year or the rlghta
would forfeit to the state. A further
provision should be bad that no water
power could be taken If aame waa
wanted by the state, and notice of filing,-
or rather contemplated filing,
should be given the state at least SO
daya in advance and the purpose for
which the water was to 0 used set
forth, so that the state could protect
her own Interests, not only for ths prea
ent but the future, should It be found
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, aa everything of - value
aeems to be getting Into the hands of
speculatora and large corporations.
I sm aware that the Interests which
would be affected by action- of this
kind will ridicule and fight such a prop
osition, but this is something that in
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
Now is the tlms to start .
"Dr. Thomas' Eclectrie Oil Is ths best
remedy fbr that often fatal disease
croup. Haa been used with success in
our family for eight years." Mrs. I
Whlteacre, Buffalo, New York.
If yon hare a want of any kind. In
sert a little ad In The Journal, coat
only a cent a word, and you will get
results. Phones: Main 7171; - A-S210.
- a - .trim , tsilofed-hatOo-inatcb
& Washington Sis.
out, IV SaSJ -"aw . I - ' . . I I '..'.'
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Bullet " That " Slays Ei?al
Pierces Tell-Tale letter
to Woman.
(SoscUl msarh t Tae IseraaL)
1 Kennstt, Mo, Sept. IS. When And
UcMunn,'e Portacevllle farmer, invok
ing the unwritten law, shot and killed
Arch Brown In. ths office of a livery
stable - at - Kennett.- ns - of - ths - bul
lets from his revolver pierced a let
ter which Brown was writing to Mo-
Uunn's wife.
Because of Brown's attenelons to Mrs.
Mcaf unn there had - been s . Ions- - feud
between the men. Brown formerly was
employed as s farmhand by McMunn
And lived at tbs McMunn home, which
was then near Kennett.
Last Juns McMunn and 'him wlf
quarreled and there was aa aareement
by which McMunn was to sell tbs
farm snd go away. Of ths $1,009 real
ised from ths sale the husband took
12,200 and left Kennett for Oklahoma,
savins mat ne wouia never return.
The remainder of the money he placed
la the -back In. his wife's name.
Two weeks later Mra. McMunn drew
the money from the bank and departed
from Kennett Brown left about the
same- time. A relative wrote to Mc
Munn. teams him of his wife's dDar
ture. 'When he returned to Kennett he
found that both Mra. McMunn'a and
Brown's trunks had been checked to
Rector, Arkansas, ths boms of Brown's
McMunn went straight to ths place
Where Brown was employed. Many
looked ' for violence, but the men had
a long conference and shook, hands
wnen tney parted,
Testerday McMunn returned aecom
panied by his wife's oldest daushter.
After taking- the alrl to the home of
his sister, Mrs. Ada Hudspeth, he hur
ried to the stable where Brown worked.
Brown was sitting- In the office writ
ing- a letter, without a word McMunn
fired three times. Two of ths bullets
struck Brown, ons In ths right arm
and ons in the cheat. Brown staggered
to the door and fell, and McMunn fired
two more Duuets into mm.
Last Monday McMunn heard some
thing which caused him to call Brown
on the telephone and aay: "Be ready,
a in vuimi: up iasr 10 Kill your
Brown swore out a peace warrant
which was served on McMunn as he
stepped from the train hero Monday
nig n u
The uncompleted letter which Brown
was writing wnen snot reads:
"Hello, darling. How sre TouT I
don't feel like 1 could hardly live. This
morning i was at the tram .and m
mm corns in with ths girl. I am ao
maa i can naraiy see. xou Keep let
ting him hang around and some one
nas got to quit. If it Is me, say so.
mi a win inrsr Domer you any more.
While I love voq better than life, I
have stood ell I could and I have dons
everything that I could." -
McMunn, held by the coroner for tbs
grand Jury, lain Jail here.
Last Survivor's Story.
The last survivor of an excttlns ad
venture in 1174 tells his story In the
October American Magaslne. It Is an
account of a trip marie la a balloon by
six New York reporters. - The balloon
belonged to P.. T. Jtarnum. and the
aeronaut In charge was- ths famous
raptaln Donaldson. The trip waa the
nna-est. In Point of houra. aver mala In
this country, . - .
'Released, the balloon sprang upward
awajf, says ths wrltsr, 'JustaaUj; tiiaut
earth disappeared beneath us. We saw
LKmaldson pull the safety valvs wide
open, draw
ms sneatb Knife ready I to
cut the drar rone.
drag rope, atandlng rigid. vJth
his eyes riveted upon the aneroid Var-
ometrr. The band of the baromster
was sweeping across ths dial, at a f er-
rlflo rate. I glanced at Donaldson land
bxwU a&4 sail f.U Jbaodfbad
at Money Saving Prices and :
An ingerspll Watch ;
Not only, arc our prices LOWI-Jl-
ny-othei storc-but
with every School Suit we will
Give Away
A good nickel watch-
Price of Suits
$1.95, $2.50,
il. Third and Oak
The American
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Will1 Open His New Store-for' T
Business at -
t ...
283-285 Washington St.
Near Fourth
Continue Business at First
and Morrison Sts.
stopped st 10.20 feet How long we
were ascending we did not know. Cer
tain It la that the Impressions described
were all there were time for, and when
Donaldson turned and spoke we saw his
lips move but could hear no sound. Our
speed had been such that the pressure
of the air, upon the tympanum of the
eai left us deaf for some tnlnutee. We
ha4 mad, a dash At ta iti im
--- -:
filoudland and had accompli
three firmly bellsred. ln
than a minute." f
"Had dyspepau. or
years. No appetite,
et dlstreaaed he ter
T'loo1 Hitters cured
imiiiiMU. a1,