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PORTLAND, OREGON, - SUNDAY MORNING, MAY , 25,, 1913
MUNICI PAL ECONOMY, AIM . OF
WARRENTON'S WOMAN MAYOR
Harry A. Roberts : Particularly
Enthusiastic Over Peace
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Miss Clara Cynthia Munson, mayor of Warrenton, Or.
By Frod Lookley.
While at Warrenton recently, I spent
an Interesting hour with Her Honor,
; the Mayor.'
Miss Clara. Cynthia Munaon has the
distinction of being the' only woman
mayor In the weat. 1
?"X,; suppose, Miss Munfon," said "I,
"yoii were an ardent suffragist and
thought It was time that women should
do some of the governing, In place' of
always being governed."
' "You are not the only one who has
done a lot of supposing." said Miss
Munson. "As a matter of fact, I was
hpt very much in favor of woman suf
frage. Now that women have a vote,
however, I believe they should take an
active interest in political affairs and
show they are able to make good use of
the ballot; The citizens here were dis
satisfied with the, administration we
tad been having, and someone said, 'I
elleve Miss Munson would make a
goQd mayor.' I took it as I supposed It
Was meant as a good Joke. Others
took the suggestion seriously. A caucus
was held and my name And one other
name were placed in nomination for the
office of mayor. My opponent did not
prove to be, much of a runner. In any
event, I got most'Of the votes." A non
- partisan citizen's ticket was put up,
headed by myself for mayor.
; "A good many of the men who held
old fashioned views about a woman's
sphere being In the home, and who be
lved that a woman should be seen and
not heard didn't like to see a woman
running for mayor. Finally a Mr. Deid
rich said that rather than have a
woman for mayor he would run him
self. The election was held December
18. Mr. Deidrlch received 22 votes.
received 38. I believe that If I should
run again that a good many of the 22
who voted against me would vote for
; "I preside over all of "the council
meetings, and Inasmuch as the council
men who ran on the citizen's ticket
were elected, we-get along very serene
ly. Even in a little place like Warren
ton with only a few hundred people, 'we
have our civic problems. For example,
we formerly . employed a city attorney
and a policeman. -As mayor, backed by
the council, I was given a free hand, o
I disposed of the services of both of
these officials. I am now mayor, city
attorney and chief of police. The money
- we save by dispensing with the services
of a city attorney and a police officer
we are putting Into improvements re
building the old sidewalks and putting
In new ones. The mayor or Astoria, Mr.
Gray, has been kind enough to give me
free legal advice whenever we have re-
. quired it.
"One of the problems I have" had To
thresh out was the matter of a .saloon
here.' The question of reissuing the 11-
' rens'e of the saloon here came up, The
license fee is $100 a year. There are
: very few women in favor of saloons,
and what the saloon stands for,, for 1U
quor and prostitution go together, and
they are hoth destructive forces of so
ciety. Th e money received, from licenses
fs only a drop in the bucket to what
society has to spend as a result of the
use of liquor. . -
t "There are 50 saloons in Astoria,
seven miles distant, and four saloons in
Hammond, three miles away, I thought
the thing out carefully, and decided that
as long as Uncle Sam and the saloon
man were In partnership,, It was not
- fair punish the. weaker partner the
saloon man. As long as you and I arid
ttie ethers who constitute Uncle Sam
tell the saloonman that he may pay is
certain sum of money to carry-on his
business, all we can; do Is to see that
he does not transgress the laws. ; The
cle Sam "fiot to become the silent part
ner of the liquor men. V
11 ""If you want a further discussion of
this matter, however, you. had better
- ie DrOwn;AdaIr, who llvesiicar us.
She can tell you something of the de
fectives and lncapables as well as of the
misery and expense caused by the liquor
"I spent all of my girlhood and young
womanhood in a lighthouse. My father
was thrown very much into the society
of his own family and so discussed po
litical questions with us when the ordi
nary man would go down to the cornet
grocery arid sit on a cracker barrel or
a dry goods box and discuss politics
with his cronies. I rode and hunted
and swam and talked politics with my
father almost as if I were a boy.
"Luella day Carson, who is now pres
ident of Mills college, was my governess
for two years when we were at Fort
Canby Before that I went to the fort
school, which was taught by a soldier
When I let my skirts down and became
a young lady, my father and mother
decided that I ought to have a better
education So they sent me to St Helen's
Hall at Portland, which I attended for
five, years. One of my 'school chums
was Maria Clopton. Her mother was one
of the sweetest characters I ever knew.
Miss Clopton later became Mrs. C. 8.
Jackson. Mrs, Holman of Portland Is
another girl chum of mine.
Marriage Proposals Yregnent.
"Being mayor has its compensations
as well as Its tribulations. The wide
publicity given me as the only western
woman . mayor has resulted in my re
ceiving eight or 10 proposals of mar
riage from people scattered from Alaska
to the mining camps of the southwest.
"How old am I? Well, isn't that a
rather leading question T Some of the
papers say I am 24. Others say I am
42. Tou can have ten years lee-way
either way you want or you can average
those two .ages up, but at any rate, I
am going to use a woman's prerogative
and let you do your own guessing. Tou
can say this, though that I am old
enough to give Warrenton an econom
ical and businesslike administration as
Railroad cars with platforms and
vestibules that would collapse In event
of wreck have been patented by an
Ohloan to lessen the danger to passen
gers. . ;
Harry ; A. Roberts, formerly "; jk,' well
ktown Portlander, arrived from Edmon
ton, Alberta, yesterday, bubbling with
enthusiasm for the north country par
Ijlcularly Peace River declaring, .' how
ever, in the next breath that he wishes
he was back In Portland to stay. He
expects to, remain 1n town two wjeeks,
then' return to Alberta. i
! ''More than 60 per- cent of the sub
stantial business men in Alberta are
Americans," declared Mr. Roberts, "and
every one of them expects to stay there
until he has made , a 'stake,' and then
come back home. - That's what I'm going
to do. . . . '. ,
"Saskatoon," said Mr. Roberts, "fs the
best-boosted town -on the continent, but
It. Is taking a breathing spell now. Med
icine Hat, which also had a rapid growth
on account of the natural gas and coal,
has quieted down, and even Calgary, the
pet town of the Canadian raclfio rail
way, is a bit quiet in -everything ex
cept building. ; . r.
'Edmonton ubstaatlsl City.
' In my opinion Edmonton is the sub
stantial city of Alberta and Western
Canada. It has an almost unlimited field
In agriculture, coal, asphaltum and tar
sands which must reach the world
through its railroads. But that lsn t
what I want to tell about I'm not ex
actly an Edmonton booster yet.
"Most people down here seem to have
an Idea' that the Arctic circle Begins
with the city limits of Edmonton on the
norths1de. But there Is a railroad
the Canadian Northern that runs 100
miles farther north to Athabasca Land-
Inr. Three years ago there was a hand
ful of people around the Hudson Bay
post there, but now there are 8000. At
Athabasca Landing the trains meet
boats that run down the river to Leaser
Slave Lake. This lake Is 86 miles long,
and a good steamship line runs in It At
the western end of the lake the boats
land at Oroiiard, which a year ago was
only a mission, and now has 1800 Inhab
itants, jpid Bishop Orouard, after whom
the town was named, has been there 82
years, and the Hudson Bay company
has maintained a post there for a century.
puree saiiroaos rrojeotea.
It's hard to grasp the immensity of
that country. There are 80,000,000 acres
of agricultural land In the valley, and
verv little of It is deveiopea. xnere are
20,000 " homesteads surveyed and ready
'Four hundred, miles north or any
railroad Is Fort Vermillion. The Cana
dian government some years ago estab
lished an experimental farm there. They
raise tomatoes, corn; currants, straw
berries, and flowers of all kinds and
vrvthln rlDens outside. This is at
about the northern extremity of the
Ppaee Rive valley, steamooats me
same as on the Willamette run from
Fort Vermillion 800 miles south and
west through this great agricultural
"Thr railroads are already pro-
Jected.up through this country from Ed
monton, and will probably strike Peace
River near the western ena at a piace
called Dunvegan. These roaas wm noi
h. finihd for 18 months at least.
"It has only recently been reported
that the James J. Hill Interests have
purchased 900.000 acres In Peace River
from the dominion government, the pur
chase price to be refunded when a road
Is built In other words, practically a
Bummers Are kul
"The mountains west" of Peace river
are rather low and the trade ' winds i
from the Japanese current come over j
Into the big valley.. This makes the ell-,
mate equable, and if It were not for
hMA winds, the whole section would be!
a barren waste. The summers are mild,
and there Isn't much snow In the winter,
although it gets rather cold.
"People up there use dogs to pack with
In th winter. They have recently taken
to the Samoyde dogs like those used
by Captain Scott In his south polar j
Tt's a great country and there's going
to be a big Influx of people up there
soon, but about that time I'm going to
come back to Portland and stay. This
Is where I belongi"
f Mrs. Kelley I Divorced.
(Uiltrd Vrtt Wtr.
San Francisco. CaL, May 24. Mrs.
Sarah Kelley, sister of former Secretary
of the Navy Victor Metcalf. is divorced
here today from Charles A. Kelley. Mrs.
Kelley alleged extreme cruelty, but Went
Into no particulars.
W'New Idea'Ms the Most
Economical and Sanitary G
Because it requires no stove' black
ing, merely .clean it evith a damp
cloth and the , range will look like
new because .the "New Idea" has
tile lined canopy, white enamel broil,
ing pan and clean-out tray, which la
absolutely sanitary. ;; . :
Because the "New Idea" consumes
25 .per cent less gas than any range
made. Because the patent burners
are .constructed to: consume more air
than any other gas range, the air
eosts nothing. . .....
Sold for Cash or on Easy Terms of Credit
STAMPS ! ' ",;. ,-y .!.
fiber carpets and ruga. You cannot Jbuy anything that will vield greater satisfaction for in or out of doors, and you cannot practice more rigid econ
omy than in buying here where onJy th best examples of feading.makers are reresented. . .
Wool and Fiber Rugs
6x9 Wool and Fiber Rugs..... 8.10
7-6x9 Wool Fiber and Rug9.rf;..f O.
8-JxlO-o Wool and i-iber. Kug. .f iz.
9x12 Wool and Fiber Rugs
COLONIAL RAG RUGS
24x36 Rag Rugs ...:00
27xS4, Rag Rugs ..fl.35
30x60 Rag Rugs ..f 1.80
36x72 Rag Rugs , .82.25
4x7 Rag Rugr ....83.60
6x9 Rag Rugs ....8T.20
7-6x10-6 Rag Rugs
9x12 Rag Rugs ..8 13.50
V . Deltox Grass Rugs
36x72 Grass Rugs . . f 1.80
6x9 Gass Rufes .... v. ...... .. 8-05
8 xlO Grass Rugs .8T.65
9 Xl2 Grass Rugs 80.00
Offering a Four-Piece Library Set, in Oak With Leather Upholstered Seats,
for This Week Onlv at
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Aetusl Value tft.Q0
Ilere Is an excellent opportunity to secure the new library suite at greatly lowered cost. The combina
tion shown here Is all built of selected oak and Is finished In the wax golden. The three pieces have up
holstered seats covered In genuine Spanish leather. The suite offered is slightly different from cut In
that the settee has-ten slats In back Instead of six as shown. The table is a splendid library pattern, hav
ing 28x4-inch top, with massive 10 inch panels In end. You will want one If you see It.
3-Room Outfits at
Kitchen, Dining-Room, Chamber
Oak Buffets, Worth
from $80 to $85
Five different patterns In hlgnest
quality quartered oak, finished
eitf er wax golden or fumed; Colo
nial and mission patterns la the
splendid 60 and 66-lnch sixes. One
only of any pattern.
Warm Weather News
An honestly msde Refrigerator, 41
inches in height, with rounded cor
ners and Insulated with mineral
wool. Built of hardwood and fin
ished golden. The special prioe
quoted Is much below regular.
tried and true sign
on the guidepost of :
hies' highway fhat points
favorably in the direction 1
whence you two can reach a happy
home without delay tollow it ana you
will find the door wide open with "welcome",
woven in the foot mat. Credit comes willingly
to you but you must use it it s yours not ours.
It is the guidepost that will help you most. It is ready
Hall Seats Worth Up
to $38.00 Go on
Sale Now at
Some fourteen patterns of very fin
hall, seats, selling 'from $22.60 to
$38.00 will be offered this week at
the ridiculous price quoted above.
That very best of outdoor swinging
settees. Has two double seats and
moving platform. Xery strongly
made of hardwood and especially
finished for outdoor use.
Judge These Values Gritically
They Will Stand It
Oak Li- (IOfl AA
Fix the price firmly in your mind and . then examine the Illus
tration. Have you ever seen pieces of such pleasing design
offered at so low a price? They are companion pieces made to
match, and are finished In a pretty quartered - oak effect. The
Dresser is SS Inches in width and the Chiffonier ..Both are
fitted with a heavy beveled French plate mirror. For beach use
they are very desirable, being plain in design and easily cleansed.
"t1 : $13.00
..al. ."'.$ 8.75
al u- $ 7.50
0ak u . $31.00
The Two Dozen Library Tables in this List
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$12.00 Fumed Oak
$1975 Fumed Oak
$16.50 Fumed Oak
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$17.00 Fumed Oak
$17.50 Fumed Oak
$24.75 Fumed Oak
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$2875 Fumed Oak
$26.00 Fumed Oak
$31.50 Fumed Oak
$73.00 Fumed Oak
$44.00 Fumed Oak
$55.00 Fumed Oak
This Week A 50-Pouhd Sanitary Layer-Felt Mattress,
: Worth $18, for
We consider-it the best layer felt mattress built today. It has a genuine imperial stitched
edge and is covered in fine quality of art twin ticking, it is built 10 pounds fuller -than
moat anv lvr felt -mattress, slvlne a more elastic and durable sleeclnsr surface. It is Posi
tively guaranteed not to mat or become lumpy. Buy one it will be the best 112.50 invest
ment you ever rnaao
Just the prettiest,' most attractive
line oi vehicles for . baby that you'
have ever looked at. All the ' new.
col lapsiDie .go-cart to inose spicnuiu
English perambulators in the French
gray. In every Instance, prices are
most reasonable. - -V
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of Porch and
It Now Complete
l it consists of most every wanted
kind of outdoor furniture. Old Hick,
ory. Grass, Natural Alaple,: Cedar,
Silver ' Fumed are represented in
plcte line oi -porch swingi, ligycr
Gliding,., settees, caftip stonln, . an4
chairs.. Jn fact.-evfrj;thit! iril
,lor outdoor ue.