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FÄLLS eiTY NEWS
VOL. X I I
OREGON. SATURDAY. AUGUST 12, 1ÔUJ
GOVERNOR HUGHES’ VETO
Reasons for Vetoing C e r t a i n Bille
While G o v e r n o r o f New Y o r k .
(Continued from last week.)
The next question asked:
“ Why did the Governor veto a
hill giving an eight-hour day to
policemen o f New Y ork?"
This is the so-called three-pla
toon bill. It would huve imposed
the three-platoon system upon ull
cities of the first and seuond
classes in the State The system
was opposed by the administra
tions o f New York. Albany, Trov
and Yonkers. In his veto mess
( “ Public Papers, 1906,"
Page 77) the Governor said:
“ I shall not undertake to deal
with the merits of the three pla
toon system. For that is not the
question. If it is a desirable
method there is nothin# which
prevents any one o f the cities a f
fected by this bill from adopting
it They have ample authority
for this purpose under the pres
“ The feature of this bill which
requires consideration, and the
only reason for its passage is,
that 'jy mandatory act o f the
Legislature it would compel these
cities to adopt a particular me
thod of dividing the police force
and o f arranging tours o f duty
without regard to the wishes o f
the citizens or the judgement of
the local officers who are respon
sible to the citizens for the effic
iency and proper conduct o f their
“ This is unjustificable. Unless
we are to give up local govern
ment, or remove police adminis
tration entirely from local con
trol, the matters dealt with by
this bill should be left to the re
gulation of the local authorities".
The next question is:
“ Why did the Governor veto
the Two-Cent fare bill“ ?
The veto memorandum will be
found in the “ Public Papers of
1907” , beginning on page 88, viz:
“ The bill represents u policy
seriously mistaken and pregnant
with disaster. It is o f the ut
most importance that the man
agement o f our railroad corpora
tions should be subject to strict
supervision by the State and that
regulations compelling the obser
vance o f the law and proper and
adequate service should be rigid
ity enforced. It is the duty of
these corporations to provide
transportation o f passengers and
goods at reasonable rates, and
the State should compel the per
formance of this obligation.
“ But injustice on the part of
railroad corporations towards the
public does not justify injustice
on the part o f the State toward
the railroad ¡corporations. The
action of government should be
fair and impartial, and upon this
every citizen, whatever his inter
est, is entitled to insist. We shall
make matters not better but
worse if to cure one wrong we
establish another. The fact that
those in control o f railroad cor
porations have been guilty of
grossly improper financiering and
o f illegal and injurious discrim
inations in charges points clearly
to the necessity of effective State
act ion, but does not require or
warrant .arbitrary reprisals. In
dealing with these questions de
mocracy must demonstrate its
capacity to act upon deliberation
and to deal justly.
" I t is o f the greatest impor
tance not only that railroad cor
porations should be compelled to
respect their public obligations,
but also that they should he per
mitted to operate under conditions
which will give a fair return for
their service. Upon this depends
not simply the security of invest
ors, but the security of their em
Herat-he) Ixnvis, who was injur- agent at the head o f this bureau
ployees arid the protection of ed last week by the explosion of a is an engaging write • who, if he
every form of industry and com dynamite cap underwent an oper should leave Washington, might
merce through the maintenance ation Monday and the left eye find congenial occupation for hi:
and extension o f necessary trans was removed. A piece of coppei pen in preparing circulars for
portation facilities. N o t h i n g measuring one-sixteenth of an copper-mine stocks for sale on
could be more opposed to the in inch was taken from the eye. It is "the curb” in New York. Collier’s
terests of the community as a thought that the sight of the rignt feels peculiarly annoyed with this
whole than to cripple transpor eye can be saved. Up to the publicity person because it was
tation corporations by arbitrary present time he is resting easy.
beguiled by his tuneful inacura-
reduction o f earnings. It may
cies into pruising the recent target
be said that a t«o-cen t passenger
practice in the Atlantic. Forget
the enthusiastic reports from
rate is not so extreme as to have
On Sunday evening Aug. 6. be
a very injurious result. But this tween Mrs. Frank Butler s Oak- the same source o:i the really
is a debatable question. Large hurst farm a small brown leather scandalous cruising performance
and prosperous suburban com handbag belonging to Mrs. Ran of the submarine fleet, we accept
munities have been built up dolph Butler. Anyone kindly re ed the press agent’s statement
through the offer o f commutation turning the bag to either Mrs that the markmanship o f the fleet
improved and is
rates much less than the propos- > Frank, or Mrs. Randolph Butler has I)een vastly
.. . .
ed maximum Upon the main will be rewarded for their troublc’ %
, J, .
. . . ~we have received what we be
tenance o f these rates many .. , - -
lieve to be an accurate account of
thousands o f our citizens rely.
Mable Baker of Salem and Ivan the practice in Cuban waters in
Considerable difference» exist be
Nelson and Leslie Griffin of Wood- February and March, 1916. Here
tween the railroad corporations
burn motored over to Falls City are the figures for six of the
with respect to the territory they
last Friday and visited Mayor battleships:
serve and the cost o f service, and 1
Griffin and family. They were so Ships
Shots Allowed Hits
it is manifest that what would be
delighted with the city that they Nebraska
fair for one might be far from
had to leave in the night in order Kansas
fair for another. An arbitrary
to get away.
dislocation of tariffs by the fiat
of the legislature without inves
Tlje members of the Christian Virginia
tigation is a matter o f serious church Sunday School went to New Jersey
concern. The best that could be Dallas Sunday and attended the Rhod“ Island
An official of the Navy Depart
said for such legislation would be Sunday School picnic given there.
that it should be regarded as an The churches o f the vicinities ment has since told the news
isolated case and not as a prece were well represented at the papers that the marksmanship of
dent. For if fiat freight rates, gathering. The morning, after- i the fieet has improved 40 per cent
either for all commodities or for noon and evening sermons were in a year. If that is true, it might
different kinds o f commodities, ably delivered by the ministers be interesting to know how near
were similarly to be fixed by the selected. Transportation was made the Rhode Island came to hittjng
Ia-gislature without investigation by auto truck driven by Harley any thing last year.
or proper ascertainment o f their Kerr.
DEDICATE NEW CITY HALL.
justice, our railroad business and
Mrs. Jessie Moyer and Gertrude
our industrial and commercial in
The City Council met in their
terests would be thrown into con Moyer gave a silver tea at the new hall Monday night in regular
home o f Mrs. Jessie Moyer Wed
monthly session. The usual busi
nesday afternoon from 2:00to 5:00
“ I do not mean to be under
ness was transacted and an ordi
o ’clock. The attendance was good
stood as saying that a maximum i
nance discouraging the culture of
and the refreshments fine. Mrs.
two-cent passenger rate would
Canada Thistles and other noxious
I. G. Singleton and Miss Ham
he unreasonably low. It might:
i weeds was passed. Some discuss
mond entertained the ladies with
be high enough in many cases.,
ion arose as to the cost of repair
their excellent readings and the
Possibly it would be high enough
ing the building and for awhile it
afternoon was a pleasure to all.
in all cases. I fully appreciate
| looked as though there would lie
Sixty ladies were present.
the fact that those who have pro
an illuminated session. However,
moted this hill believe that such
Joe Aufdemauer of Hebo was j the "spirit of Wilson” seemed to
a rate would be fair. But I deem in town this week.
i be hovering in the heated atmos
it most important that the policy
phere and “ watchless waiting” i
o f dealing with matters o f this
was i estored.
sort arbitrarily, by legislative Uniting Learning and Labor
The office o f councilman-at large
rule of general application with
was declared vacant and H. E. j
out reference to th(* demands of
Starr and 7 . K. Hubbard were
justice in particular cases, should
nominated. The first and second
he condemned. Every working
, ballot stood 2 for Starr and 3 for
In ita Si* Schools and Forty-eight lie- Hubbard. On the third
man, every tradesman, and every
partmenta is engaged in the great « o ik
citizen believing himself to have ol uuiting Learning and Labor.
Hubbard 4 and Starr 1.
Forty-eighth School Year Opens
aught at stake in the prosperity
Sometime during the perfor
o f the country, should determin
mance a number of ladies quietly
SEPTEMBER 18, 1916.
edly oppose it. For it not only
Degree Course* requiring a fourycar entered beat ing SUSpicioUS looking
threatens the stability o f busi high school preparation, are offered in bundles. The way Geo. March
ness enterprise which makes our
16 Departments; kept his eyes glued upon the
prosperity possible, but it substi | COM MERCE. 4 Departments; KNGIN- aforesaid packages it might be
i EKRING, rt Departments, MINES. 3
tutes, unreason for sound judge I Departments; FO RESTRY. 2 Depart presumed that he suspieioned that
ment, the ill-considered demands ments; HOME ECONOMICS. 4 Depart ! they might contain a bomb or
ment»; and PHARMACY.
o f resentment for the spirit of
V o c a t io n a l C o u rse* requiring an some infernal machine. However,
fair play, and makes impossible Eighth Grade preparation for entrance when the delicious aroma began
offered in Agriculture. Dairying,
patient and honorable effort to | are
Commerce. Forestry. Home Makers, and to pervade the atmosphere Mr.
Mechanic Arts. Pharmacy with a two- ;
made haste to make a motion
year high achool entrance requirement.
s c h o o l o p m u s i c .— Piano, string,
Band and Voice Culture
Catalogue and beautiful illustrated
Address T hh R r c i s t r a r .
adjourn and everyone wanted
to second it.
SUNDAY CLOSING LAW INVALID
The ladies then appeared in all
Judge H. H. Belt, in the circuit
| their glory spreading all sorts of
court, held that the Dallas city l W -M » 18 to »-M S )
! delicacies before the hungry gaze
ordinance prohibiting the opening
jof those present. That justice
of theatres on Sunday was in di
was done would be putting it mild,
EXPERT NAVAL GUNNERS
rect conflict with the state law, From C o llie r ’«
i Sandwiches, pickles, cakes and
which the supreme court has held
As a successful newspaper pub- coffee were speedil> engulted In
specifically exempt from the oper lisher the Secretary o f the Navy
innocent bystanders. Selig
ation of the Sunday closing law.
favor of offering a resolu
! is a strong believer in the power
The decision was rendered in an
repeat the dose at least
of advertising. But he is of the
appeal taken by O. C. Smith, who
old school. In recent years a new
was recently convicted in the po
Just who is responsible for this
code of ethics in advertising lias
lice court for keeping his theatre
of hospitality is not de-
been established. It is considered
open on the Sabbath.
improper to print certain classes finitely known, so it will probably
of adve rtising and unprofitable to b® sal® to accuse all the ladies
REV. MARCUS B. PAR0UNAGIAN put out any advertising matter present.
Mrs. I. G. Singleton,
A native Armenian will givejhis that tends to delude the reader.
N. A. Selig,
great lecture, “ Turkey and Mo- Unfortunately, Mr. Daniels does
C. E. McPherren,
hammedism” at the M. E. Church not appear to be more critical of
on Tuesday, August 15, at 8 P. M. the advertising he circulates for
C. L Hopkins,
Rev. Parounagian will appear in the Navy Department than he is j
G. W. Brentner,
the costume of a Mohammedan of the kind he takes over the
priest, will represent their mode counter in his newspaper office.
M. L. Thompson,
of worship and will sing in differ I Like the theatre, the circusses,
F. M. Hellwarth.
ent languages. Admission 25c. | and the movie sh >ws, the Navy
Children from 10 to 15 years 10c. Department maintains a sort of
7 Day Midsummer
B E G IN N IN G
S A TU R D A Y
A N D E N D IN G S A T U R D A Y A U G U S T 1 9 th
We inaugurate a sale of summer merchandise
making if to your decided advantage te avail
yourself of this cut price buying opportunity.
MUSLIN UNDERWEAR SALE
Ladies white rubber sole Ox
fords $1.75 and $1.50 Oxfords
s a le ..............
Boys 80c Rubber sde Oxfords
sale ................... ..........,..
Men’s $1 Rubber sole Oxfords,
s a le ..............................
Men’s $1.65 Rubber sole Oxfords
sale ................................... $139
$1 Gowns, s a le ........................79
$1.50 Gowns, s a le ...........11.29
$2 Gowns, s a le ................. $1.49
25c Corset covers, sale .:........ 19
All other lands of muslin under
wear cut in price for quick
1-2 PRICE SALE OF
SALE MEN’S UNDERWEAR
All ladies dress hats.
An excellent grade o f Union
Suit sale, p r ic e ........................44
1-2 PRICE SALE OF
Ladies Leather Oxfords.
A great bargain at just 1 price’ 50c Shirts and d ra w e rs sale .39
Reduced P rices O n Bathing S uits
Reduced P rices S u m m er Dress
Reduced ■ prices on various other items— Como
and look around during this one week sale.
SELIG’S, Cash Price Store,
'Meeting and Beating C o n d itio n ”.
R ailroad Jubilee
Aug. 2 4 , 2 5 and 26
Coos Bay County invites the
world to celebrate the coming
of the railroad. Hospitality is
the Keynote of this celebration
N O R T H B E N D DAY
Hand Concerts—Speaking Ceremonies— Dedication Simpson Park
Street Carnival— Water Sports— Parades— Driving Goldenspike.
COOS COUNTY DAY
Trips by rail and boat toCoquille, Bandon, Myrtle Point, Powers.
Loos Bay, Mussel I Reef, Sunset Bay. Cape Arago. Sea food dinner
at Charlestone Bay. Fishing at Lakeside— Launch trips on Coos
M A R S H F I E L D DAY
Industrial Parade— Water Sports— Auto Racing—Illuminated
Launch Parade— Fireworks— Dancing— Horse Racing.
Low Round Trip Fares
On Sale Aug. 21 to2t>inc.
Return limit Aug. 31
Ask local Agent
John M. Scott, Gen. P. Agt.
S O U TH E R N
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