The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, October 15, 1914, Page 5, Image 5

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United States Senator Ad
dresses Enthusiastic Meet
ing Held at Baker,
BpMktr la Hartllj KacMved and B
rlw of President Wilson's Work
la Applauded.
C Continued from Fase One.)
Oiamberlalri waa introduced by W. H.
Strayer, Democratic candidate for
state senator, who predicted that the
people of Baker county were not only
X'Mi.y to support thv policies of Presi
dent Wilson, buf that they were going
to Kive Senator Chamberlain his just
dues in the form of the largest ma
jority he has ever received -in tills
While every seat in the opera home
was taken and many stood during Uiu
entire meeting, the crowd nave Ser. i
t')r Chamberlain the closest attention.
appiauaen his utterances many
times, it was an enthusiastic meeting.
Program of Construction. 5
"It may be safely state., without
fear of . contradiction, that with the
possible exception nf the first con
Kiess of the I nited States no adminis
tration and no congress has completed
such h program of construe 1 1 ve legis
lation as this." nald the senator. '"In
l?0i the conventions of all parties le
dared for a revision of the tariff. It
was understood by the people of the
whole country that these declarations
favored a revision of the tariff down
ward. When congress convened, with
TaTt as president, the pledges or the
Republican party were performed by
revising the tariff, not downward, but
"The president was induced to go
before the people and to defend him
self by Insisting that he had approved
the F'ayne-Aldrich bill because, as he
stated, it was the hest tariff bill ever
panned by congress, notwithstanding
the fact he took the position that
schedule K, as embodied in the Payne
Aldrb h bill, was absolutely inde
fensible. "This violation of the pledges of the
platform upon which he had been
elected, as well as the platforms of all
other parties, resulted in an over
whelming defeat of the nrpublira n
party and In the. election of a Iiem
ocratic president and a 1 'emocratic
congress. Only two states In the T'nion
east their electoral vote for the then
president, those two being Vermont
and Utah. The masses of the people
snowed their disapproval of the brok
cn pledges by overwhelming defeat of
the party in power.
What Bult Has Been.
"What has been the result under the
Wilson administration with respect to
a rvl1on of the tariff? The Under
wood tariff bill passed the house May
8, 1913, and after a prolonged discus
Kion of every schedule it passed th
senate September 30, 1913.
"Engrafted in the bill was the first
income tax bill that ever passed con
gress, which had the effect to levy
upon the incomes of the rich and re
lieve the burdens of the poor, to the
extent, of $100,000,000 annually, and
this tax is so graduated that the rut
of taxation on Incomes increases as
county today. He crossed the eastern
border of Union county this morning.
He speaks at Union today, and about
four o'clock this afternoon he will ar
rive at LaGrande for a speech tonight.
One- of the largest halls in the city
has been secured for the meeting, and
friends in this city are preparing on
elaborate reception for him this evening.
C. & E. Railroad
Reports Its Losses j
I Company Expended Considerable Sum
of Money Under Orders Prom the
State Railroad Commission.
Salem, Or., Oct 15. The Corvallis
& Eastern railroad lost money during
the fiscal year ending1 June 30, ac
cording to a report filed with the
state railroad commission, the operat
ing revenues being $317,695 and the
operating expenses $520,747 and the
result a deficit of $203,052. Out of
the $520,7 47 classed as operating ex
penses, $ll,s7o was spent for main
tenance of roadway and track. Act
ing under orders rfom the railroad
commission, the company spent the
amount named in laying new steel,
putting in new ties and bail acting
the roadbed. Without the expenditure
of this large sum for maintenance,
there would still be a loss of over
$11,000. however. Th& ratio or ex
penses to operating revenues w
151.91 per cent.
The company has 340.50 miles of
line and it extends from Hoover to
Yaquina. The total capitalization of
the road is $3,525,000. or $25,075 per
mile. Additions and betterments for
year to roadway totals $145,345. The
road's cost to date is $23,03o per
mile. Taxes paid in Oregon totaled
$47,792.61. A total of 1S8.506 passen
gers were carried during the year and
237,673 tons of freight were trans
dependent remittance income, and la
traveling about the northwest writing
magazine articles for Vienna and Ber
lin newspapers, and at the same time
compounding a book in German en
titled. 'The Unlimited Resources of
Northwestern Oregon." This book is
to be sold broadcast in Germany, the
baron claims, with the end of bring
ing more Teutons to this state as
By a Frenchman's invention as a
language student hears a word spoken
by a phonograph ' he also sees it ap-
n a printed roll in conjunction!
is translation in his own tongue.
Foisharpenin; : hears at home thers
has biien invented a damn and spring
controlled device to bold a blade In
the right posiliih against a hone.
the incomes increase, so that the
greater the income and the richer the
individual the larger the tax imposed
upon those who ought, in justice and
equity, to bear a greater proportion
of governmental expenses,
"It reduces the duties upon the
necessaries of life, such as foods,
clothing, glass, utensils, farming im
plements and machinery, and the
things which enter into the everyday
life of the average citizen, while re
tiuning' a duty upon the luxuries of
"It was insisted, among other
things, that the immediate effect of
the reduction in the duties on some
of the agricultural products, and not
ably wool and sugar, would have the
effect of lowering the prices of these
products. . compelling the farmers of
the country to buy what they needed
In a protected market and to sell the
products of field and farm in a free
trade market.
"Kxperience has proved that there
'was no truth in this suggestion, be wool is higher now than it has
been in years, and while the products
of the farm have maintained a general
level of prices there has been a grad
ual reduction in the cost of all manu
factured products, and the people of
the country are beginning ta realize
that the farmers of the country have
c6me to understand that the pretended
protection which was given them in
tariff measures in the past have been"
in fact a delusion and a snare.
"The Underwood tariff bill was the
first constructive measure of the pres
ent administration and a complete re
demption of the promise of the Balti
more platform that the tariff should
be revised downward. It is not a free
trade measure, as -the enemies of
tariff revision claim, but a competi
tive meaesure, which while lowering
duties still admits the manufacturers
of other countries to come into nest
sonable competition with the manu
facturers of our own country.
"What better evidence of the fact
that it was a measure in the interests
of the. whole people than when atten
tion is called to the fact that three
Republicans in the house, three Bull
Moosers and one Independent voted
with the Democrats, while Senator
1j& Follette and Senator Poindexter
voted with the Democrats for the
measure in the senate.
"What would our friends who op
posed the policies of the president
end congress do if, after the present
election, they had control of the con
gress of the United States? WViuld
they repeal this measure, and would
they re-install the provisions of the
Pjiyne-Aldrich bill, which had for its
purpose the protection of the special
Currency Law Hext,
"The next measure carrying out the
constructive policies of the president
was the currency law.- which com
pletely took away from Wall street the
finances of the country, and de
stroyed the power of the money trust.
It renders impossible such a panic as
occurred in this country in 1907, and
H. B. Claf lin Co., New York
of the above named concern from whom we purchased part of
their waterproof garments, will be placed on sale at less than
the cost of the raw material.
Remember Friday and Saturday
Will Be the Final Two Days.
In addition to the H. B. Claflin Co. Raincoats, we will include
several thousand garments from our own high-grade stock of
Men's and women's Double Texture Slipons, plaid interlined,
sewed and cemented seams, (CC CA
formerly $12.50. . now pPOvJ
Men's and women's Balmacaans, Rainproofed, no
Rubber. Raglan shoulders, formerly $16.50. . . .now
Men's and women's Gabardines, Cashmere Slip- d 1 f Q"
ons, Cravenettes and Tweeds, formerly $20, now . P Jt V0J
Men's and women's Gabardines, Balmacaans, tfjl Q
Scotch Mixtures and Homespuns, formerly $22.50 P 1muU
SPECIAL Just a few very high grade imported Rainproof Bal
macaans, English Slipons and Gabardines, for
merly $45, $37.50 and $30, now
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ibardines, for- d f r ff
$22.50, $18.50 lO.UU
IP 343
y Washing!
Store Open Saturday Night Till 10:30
has enabled the president of the Unit
ed States to maintain integrity and
stabllitv of our financial system in
the face of the greatest war that has
ever vexed the nations of the world.
It has established an open discount
market and concentrated the reserves
of 25.000 . banking institutions into a
most magnificent 6ystem of organ
ized backing capital without the es
tablishment of a central banking
power, such as was contemplated by
the Aldrich Commission soma years
ago, and .which, if enacted into law
would have further strengthened the
strangle hold which the money trust
had on the finances of the country.
"Nor waa this measure looked upon
as a partisan measure, for when the
bill came up for passage it had the
support of three Republican senators,
and one Progressive. while in the
house it had 35 Republicans and 14
Progressives voting with the Demo
crats to carry out the policy of the
president with reference to our na
tional finances.
"Would the enemies of tho present
administration, if restored to power,
repeal this act, and what would tbey
do in the face of the fact that the
measure had in, congress the support
of numerous patriotic Republicans
who placed the interests of the
masses of the people above the cry of
partisan politics.
Trade Commission Bill.
"Next in order, following the two
tills to which I have referred, was
the trade commission bill, which had
for its purposes the regulation of the
commerce of the country, preventing
unjust discrimination and giving to
tna people, tn rough the creation or a
proper commission, the power of in
vestigation. and prompt action where
the tendency was toward monopolistic
control of the business of the whole
country. This bill passed the houso
without a dissenting voice.
"If the enemies of the administra
tion are restored to power, do they
propose to repeal this great piece of
constructive legislation, which places
n the hands of the people the power
to Investigate and to control monop
oly, which has throttled business en-
erprise and initiative for the last
quarter of a century?
'Following close upon the heels of
this measure was the Clayton anti
trust bill, supplementing the Sherman
anti-trust law and destroying the pow
er which special interests have had to
throttle competition and control the
business of the country for their own
interest and advantage and in opposi
tion to the interests of the masses.
"This measure declares in turn that
the labor of an individual is not a
commodity, the first declaration of the
kind ever made by any congress. It
acknowledges the rights of the man
who earns his living by the sweat of
his brow, and by a .stroke of the pen.
nullifies the decision of the Bupreme
court, which placed the labor of the
individual in the category of a market
able cemmodity.
"It destroys interlocking director
ates, through the instrumentality of
which monopoly has been maintained,
and opens the door of opportunity to
the small as well as to the large deal
er. It destroys the power of the courts
to arbitrarily sentence a man for al
leged violations of injunction, and
gives the right of trial by jury to the
humblest citizen of the land.
Strengthens STherman Law.
'This bill does not impair, but-
strengthens .the Sherman anti-trust
law in all its essential details, and
renders inocuous the baneful influence
of the trusts. It recognizes the rights
of labor and gives to the humblest cit
izen an equal chance to win in the
battle of life.
"Would the opponents of the present
administration, if restored to power,
repeal this law, enacted as it has been i
in the interests of the masses of the 1
American people. A bill, too, which
had the support of Republicans and i
Progressives, as well as Democrats, ,
both in the house and in the senate.
"Only the reactionaries of the house
and senate opposed this great construc
tive measure. On a record vote in the
house only 54 Republicans could be
induced to vote against the measure.
while 41 Republicans and 15 Bull
Moose members voted for it with the
Democrats. In the senate 12 Republi
cans voted with the Democrats to pass
the measure. Those who . opposed it in
the senate were of the reactionary
class, who, in days gone by, have stood
like adamant against progressive legis
lation in the interests of the people.
"These are the great constructive
measures of the present administra
tion, representing 18 months of dili
gent effort lnd endeavor, and this is
later to be followed by the railways
securities bill, assuring federal super
vision of railway stock bond issues. It
has already passed the house, and will
in due course pass the senate."
Baron Von Waldberg
Is Held in Duress
Oregon City, Or.. Oct. 15. A man.
giving his name as Baron Alfred H.
von Waldberg, Washington, D. C, and
claiming to be a literary free lance,
was taken into custody by Sheriff
Mass upon complaints from the Ger
man consul at Portland and the sher
iff of Marion county. that he has
been. without authority, soliciting
funds for the Red Cross Society of
Von Waldberg Is being held In the
county jail in this city and will be
turned over to the Marion county of
ficial today.
"Von Wa'dber gclaims he Is the sec
end son of a rich and titled family jn
Germany. He asserts he has an in-
for Ftricfay--
Ladies are urged. Jo cone tomorrow
and see the wee&s arrivals.
Offerings will include tHd following
48 Balmacaaix to seM at $15.
67 Balmacaar; to sell at $20.
42 Balmacarn to', sell at
$22.50. i j
79 Balmacaaiisp to sell at. $25.
30 Balmacaap to sell at
$27.50. i, 1
20 BalmacaaA to se 1 at $30.
9 Balmacaals to 5 sell at
$32.50, $35, $40 and $50.
Take advantage cf this glorious sun
shine and select .now a;1,! this ladies'
shop, which occupies ou'-ientire third
(top) floor. Flapds of ;;ifcht pour in
from great windows' ayd skylights,
revealing- the furies ih- their true
color blendings. ; ;
Morrison St.
fit Fourth
A Shop for G e n t I e to o m e ji
New Arrivals in
Misses Suits $13.95,
$17.50, $13.50 to $33
Indian Sport
Coat $12.50
for This Smart Dress
In Union County.
Ia. Grande, Or., Oct. 15. George E.
Chamberlain is the guast of Union
A Remarkable Sale for Friday and Saturday!
Just 45 Dresses in this special purchase we had them come
by express to arrive in time for Friday. The Dress illustoted
at right is one of three charming styles. AH are matfe or
splendid quality serge. Long tunic, with dainty white pique
collar, vestee and cuffs. Crushed Roman stripe silk girdle.
Colors black, navy, Copenhagen, brown. r"Hl
Dresses that you would not expect to pay JJ) Jrfty
than $10 for! Friday and Satur-
See Our Big Window Display of These Pretty Dresses
White Chinchilla Coats
Latest Balmacaan Model $19.85
Exactly as illustrated at the left. Extra quality all-wool
chinchilla. NcHv deep set-in sleeves, patch pockets, convertible
Swapper- uo-to-the-minute Coat. There is a birr scarcity of
chinchilla now. One maker wired us he could not get any material
until December 1. Coats that would sell ordinarily for
$S5 to $27, special
New Fall
Xaists at
Here is a lovelv
stt $22.50
Here are several new styles, made
especially for lare size women.
Long or short coat. Serges and
broadcloths. in black, navy,
brown. Plain or long tunic
skirt. Sizes 41 to 51. Our
leader $22.50.
model new
sleeves very
little batiste
collar, long set-in
dainty. Jt is repro
duced from a waist selling at $".
Many other equally smart styles
in good materials, all nicely made.
Usual $1.50 to $1.75 Waists, $1.29.
ren s
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Bring the children to this
fairyland of Children's Milli
nery, nn our Third Floor!
An array of the prettiest,
daintiest little headwear for
little folks ever shown in
Port kind.
500 Velvet Hats
On Third Floor, women's
fine Silk Velvet Untrimmed
Hats, in scores of latest
shapes. We bought thern
before the war closed down
all European shipments of
velvet Such Hats should
sell now for $3 to $4.
Modera;jp priced, too --the
Kmpotirlm is offering you
style. aifJ- qualit, at pricti
which an't duplicated
anyw "le ii
Felt Hi;, VelvU Hat. Vc
lour Hi trim'ii with jaunty
ribbons Jbows, flowers, etc.
Very sgcial valei. as illus
trated, rt '
Trinfined H ats $5.00
Wofneg are truty a&toni&hed
to finq? ;uch sihart, out-of-the-orcfWary
Hajts here-for
$5! OfJeT 300 t; select from
Friday ja'nd Saturday. Hun
dreds F styles-J-hardly two
alike. ?
Portland1 a Foremost Specialtg Garment and Millinery Store
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