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RATI" K DAY EVENING,
CHABLES H FISHEB,
Editor and Manager.
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WHY OREGON INDUSTRIES LANGUISH
It is said that the industries of the Northwest are
If this is true it is well that the people understand the
Our crops are large and prices are high. There is a
good demand for lumber and its kindred products our
chief industry. '
There are, however, no cars in which to ship the pro
duce and the lumber to market. As common carriers the
Southern Pacific and its subsidiary lines have failed
miserably in providing the facilities for taking care of
The Hop Growers association of Oregon, located in
Salem, is making sales at fair prices, but growers are
waiting for their money, some of them paying interest
the meantime, because the railroad company will not
receive their shipments and give them the bill of lading
necessary to release their money. Prune growers are
ready to turn their finished' product over to the purchas
ers who have paid exceedingly good prices for it but
there are no cars. Some of these hop and prune contracts
may be cancelled because of the inability of the grower
to deliver on board the cars as the contract stipulates.
The story of closed lumber mills and allied industries,
with resultant cancellation of orders, is well-known
the facts having been fully brought out at the Portland
hearing of the public utilities commission.
No wonder the industries of the Northwest languish
while the outside market clamors for our products and
the output of our mills.
And as a contrast to this deplorable condition comes
the news of the greatest dividends the railroads ever
distributed a billion dollars of net profits, of which the
Southern Pacific received its full share. A million or two
million dollars for rolling stock and cars during the past
year would scarcely have been missed from the collosal
pile of gold garnered in freights and fares.
Few cars, and many of them too leaky for shipment of
hops and similar products, have placed a burden upon the
producer of Oregon which makes him a borrower at
the bank where he ought to be a depositor. Several years
ago the S. P. Co. announced its intention of building large
shops at Springfield, Oregon, to take care of the rolling
stock upon the roads converging there. They have not
been built, and there are no adequate facilities for taking
care of this branch of railroad operation in the North
west: Poverty and' poor business has been the chronic
railroau croan in tnis section lor years ami tiunug mm
time the net profits of this system have grown into a huge
mountain of gold.
Well, what are the people of Oregon going to do about
it? Can they do anything? Possibly not the corpora
tions have become more powerful than the people who
gave them the franchises and privileges of common
, But there is never anything lost in making an honest
effort to better bad conditions. The next legislature
might, for instance, be chosen to represent the people, in
stead of the corporations, if the voters so decree. The big
railroad and public utility lobby might be banished from
the state capitol next winter, and the time of the members
devoted to framing laws in the interest of the producers
and those capitalists who are legitimately endeavoring to
make use of and develop the resources of the state.
Politicians who whine about the passage of laws un
friendly to the "big interests" and who shed crocodile
tears over the hard conditions imposed upon the public
service corporations might be driven from places of
power, and officials chosen who are more concerned in
the welfare of the man who grows wheat, or prunes or
hops, raises livestock or gives employment in the mills
and factories of the state.
In short, the people of Oregon do not know then
power because they have never earnestly attempted to
exercise it in their own interest; they never realized how
completely the corporation chains had been riveted to
their ankles until the railroad system that had fattened
upon the profits of their labor, capital and enterprise re
fused to provide the ordinary facilities of transportation
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
Transact a General Banking Business
Safety Deposit Boxes
DOHA C. AXDJiESEX,
800. und Trens,
3.00 Per month
THLEtiK Al'Il KEPOliT
required to keep the wheels of industry turning and
then blandly asks them what they are going tb do about
Mr. Fairbanks, coached by Governor Withycombe and
backed by the Oregonian, has made the usual calamity
howl tour of Oregon. He says Oregon industries are suf
fering from the effects of the Underwood tariff law, and
this statement is made in face of the fact that Willamette
valley wool, under free trade, this year sold at ,35 and 40
cents a pound, and that sheep are worth more today than
ever in the history of the state. Prunes, although a
record-breaking crop, are selling unusually well and all
varieties of fruit have brought better prices than for
years past. Wheat has sold as high as $1.18 a bushel in
the vicinity of Salem, and oats and hay are bringing high
prices. Butter has averaged higher than usual the past
year and eggs are now retailing in Salem at 40 cents a
dozen, in spite of the big howl about Chinese-cheap eggs.
Hogs and other livestock are continually making new
high records. Hops alone are low and these are not ef
fected by tariff duties because Oregon growers look to
the foreign market largely for sale of their crop. Lum
ber, our principal manufactured product, is in splendid
demand at profitable prices but the Southern Pacific
company is unable to carry it to market the shortage of
cars, so the railroad company explains, being due to the
unparalleled prosperity of the country. Will Mr. Fair
banks further consult his political coachers in Oregon and
give a detailed list of those Oregon industries which are
suffering because of the Underwood tariff?
The New York Evening Post has published the story
that Kaiser Wilhelm has through Ambassador Gerard
sent a request to President Wilson asking his good of-,
flees in .bring about peace. Mr. Gerard is now on the
Atlantic and is expected in New York Tuesday, Until
that time the correctness of the Post's story cannot be
verified. It may be true for Germany has before sug
gested peace. England on those occasions, refused to' en
tertain the proposal and says she will not do so until Ger
many is thoroughly beaten. She apparenty overlooks
the fact that the whole world is affected by the war and it
is not an affair of the allies alone as to the making of
peace. They owe something to the balance of the world
whose business is thrown out of plumb by thewar, and
should not hesitate about listening to peace proposals.
When they have been made England may object to the
terms, and demand others, but she has no right to say she
will not consider them. The rights of the other nations
should be recognized to some extent at least, and cer
tainly to that entertaining of any proposition that may
lead to peace.
Mr. Fairbanks says that Pacific Coast industries are
idle because of the Underwood tariff law. Being a
of iinnn'nii fVQ frnntloni in fvrmi Tnriinnn Vino voppivprl tVlP
wrong tip, since the only industries idle just now are in
rVinr lnmpnfnhlp pnnditinn because of the inability of the?
Southern Pacific company to furnish cars in which to
transirort their output to market. And the S. P. Co.
justifies itself on the ground that a record-breaking era
of prosperity has caught it unprepared. The . former
vice president and the Southern Pacific officials should
get together and compare notes since they are all working
to the same end the election of Hughes and Fairbanks.
Naturally their stories ought to agree in their essensial
We will probably have a constant string of republican
calamity howlers coming through the state for the next
month picturing Oregon as the pauper member of the
Union. Local Hughes managers ought to possess enough
state pride to use their best efforts to get their speakers
to give our industries and enterprises a boost instead of
a knock. Calamity howling serves no good purpose and
it is doubtful if it will fool many intelligent voters in this
campaign and most of our voters are more 'intelligent
than the average stump speaker seems to think they are,
judging from the brand of stuff he hands out in the effort
to influence their judgment.
If the price of paper keeps going up counterfeiters of
currency will have to quit making anything less than
The mayor of Portland is determined that Policeman
Hunter shall never wear a star while he is mayor and all
because Hunter was charged with being present where
some beer was served, the occasion being while he was
off duty. If the mayor refuses to associate with all who
drink a glass of beer or wine or even whiskey occasionally
he will get mighty lonesome in Portland business circles.
We may hold different opinions about the use of spirit
uous liquors, but few will assert that it is immoral or
criminal to drink it. The most -ardent indorser of dy
laws would hardly go to that extent however foolish he
might consider the act.
Because the Americans and Mexicans have had a
couple of clashes about as serious as an ordinary strike
in the coal districts of Ohio or West Virginia, the Hughes
stumpers are declaring that these constitute war, and,
therefore, Wilson has not kept us out of war. Did anyone
ever before hear of a national issue being made of such a
That meeting of ex-presidents would-be next pres
ident and the poltical bosses, in New York City, was a
vain attempt to follow scriptural advice, and "love your
enemies, do good to those that hate you."
If the war correspondents would just substitute
"Shrdlu" and "Etaoin" for some of those badly spelled,
and never pronounced names of men and places, it would ;
be as intelligible to the readers, more simple for the
editors and a joy to the. linotype operators.
The New York Sun remarks that "A bull mooser full
of fatted calf makes an irresistible campaigner." This
might be taken as a direct compliment to the colonel,
only he has ceased to belong in the irresistible class.
The European war has enlightened America as to the
unknown possibilities of the alphabet. In the Balkans
they do stunts with it only possible for a linguistic athlete.
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INS AND OUTS
The times are hard and the fates are mean;
my children clamor for gasoline. So dire
their want, and so deep their woes, they
can't all go to the movie shows. When such
things be we can realize a change of gov
ernment is most wise; we'll all be. covered
with cheerful grins, when the Ins are Outs
and the Outs are Ins. The times are hard
and the vears are lean, rav wife is minus a
ti J&A- limousine; the breath of autumn now
UlUtia? keenly stirs, and none of my girls is wear
ing furs. There's something wrong when
we cannot buy life's necessities, you won't deny; there's
something wrong with the ship of state ; the present skip
per must pull his freight; we'll hang the crew to the main
top mast, and then our worries will all be past. The time
of roses and wine begins, when the Ins are Outs and the
Outs are Ins.
UNION HILL ITEMS. ' On this piece of work a new plan has
been adopted the crushed rock being
Adolpb Heater started for southern ! l'luced on the side instead of the cen
Oregon Sunday. ! ter of the road, leaving a good dirt
Mrs. Wm. Kubons and daughter Dora. ! r""',1 "'""fi"''''' k road.
vUitn.i .. Hi., i.' r.- 1 1,,.,.,.. i Air. Kiutz informs us taut the dis-
Mr. and Mrs." Wm. Slcvely are the
proud parents of a bouncing baby boy
which arrived October I, HUti.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Scott and family
visited at the Airs. J. King houie Sun
Miss Emma TYters called on Miss
Edna Johnson Sunday afternoou.
Clifford Carter has rented W. E.
-Mr. and .Mis. Morris, Mr. and Mrs.
(luy (ieer motored up from Douglas
county and spent a few days at the
Charley (ieer home lust week.
School opened Mouduv with Miss
Hcrthn Oliver nf Snim 114 tencliei- unit
an earolliuent of 15 pupils, but as this
is institute week there will be several
more enrolled next week.
Airs. X. Johnson und children spent
Sunday afternoou with Airs. M. Oil
muur. All those attending the state fair
from this place report it the best ever.
We are glad to hear of Airs. I, B.
being much improved !
since going to Ashlnud, Oregon.
Air. J. Frank of Sublimity who pur
chased the J. Svancara farm moved out
last week. It looks good to seo the
house occupied ngain.
Air. and A!rs. Wm. Jlollett. Air. and
Airs. Buy Alollett, Aliss Bertha and
Ethel Alollett spent Alonday afternoon
nt the II. A. Thomas home stavton
GOOD ROAD WORK
John Kintz,f Sublimity, road sup
ervisor of that district, was a caller
Monday. Mr. Kintz has been doing
some road work in his district. One
piece of road ill particular that is
worthy of commendation is that done
on what is known as the Benson hill.
Muriel Frauklyn called uuo afternoon,
and in the course of the conversation
spoke of a friend who was unhappy
because she felt she could not trust her
"She doesn't trust him as far us she
can see!" Aluriel began, "She tortures
herself by thinkiug all sorts of things.
But let me tell you something, Mor
ton Hurlhurt never did anything he
didn't want to do in his life. The trou
ble with Clara is that she can't realise
it, can't become accustomed to it, and
make him want to stay with her by be
ing pleasant and attractive. Instead of
doing that she makes him miserable by
her jealousy, her questions. She forgets
he only remains because he WANTS
to, and' so fails to compel a desire for
her societl by beiug pleasant." Then
she added, "But he's much older than
she is. ami set in his ways."
After Aluriel left I thought of what
she had said and compared myself to
Clara Hurlhurt. I would try to make
Clifford WANT to stay with me, for I
realized that he too did veiy little that
he didu't want to do.
The telephone interrupted my mus
ings. "Is this Airs. Hammond .'" a wom
an 'a voice asked.
fl r . . ,. ll A y T If rPSi A IFV I Wl?, T?
LS I H m ft m Ml H H YA ' H 17 RV B n l l PA n R HE
wa mi uuxmUMUi m)
triet is to be divided, a new district
being formed from the north portion.
Sublimity district has always favored
good roads, ami has some of the best
in the county. Mr. Kin, is a good
111:111 in his position, and is interested
in getting good roads throughout his
entire district at it's tittle cost to the
taxpavers as possible. stavton Stand
ard. DEATH OF MRS. BRENTANO.
St. rnnl, Ore.. Oct- 2. Mrs. Dora
Victoria Biontuao. who died at the
family home near Yamhill, Oregon, on
the 211 th dav of September. 101c!. was
'h.iii at St. .Mary's. Minn
Oct. 2S, KS7U,
nnd came to Oregon with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Ignance Thonia of Day
toa. Ore., in 1S75. On July IS. ISSN, she
was married at St. Paul, Oregon, to C
F. Breutnno, who, with five children,
survive her Mrs. Mina Pierrnrd of
Portland, and Joseph, Karl, Herman
and Helena Brentano, of Yamhill. She
leaves two brothers. Joseph and Peter
Always Watch JThis
Strictly correct weight, iqnare deal
junk, metal, rubber, hidei and furs.
X Big stock of all tizei second hand
iron for both roofi and buildings.
H. Steinback Junk Co. .
The Honse of Halt a Millioa Bargains.
IRS North Commercial It Pkui Nt
MURIEL TELLS A STORY
"Yes, Uiis is Airs. Hamonind."
"This is Airs. Uortou, Mabel Horton.
1 1 have know n Cliff your husband for
nes. in juu ioigie me ior uoi call
ing upon you really I have been in
town very little since you were married
and come to dinner with me tomorrow
"Why " I was about to refuse,
thou changed my mind. "Yes, thank
you. I will Airs. Horton." This was
my opportunity to meet aoine of Clif
ford's friends. "What time do you
di ne ? " ,
"About ". It is so good of you to
"(.iood-bye, " I responded, rather
As I hung up the receiver I was con
scious of to distiuct emotions: one of
gladness at the opportunity of meeting
Airs. Horton, aud perhaps others of her
set, the other, terror of what I might
discover a neat their relations with
Clifford Forbids the Dinner.
"Oh, Clifford!" I commenced as soon
as he came in, "what do you think hap
pened today f Who do you think tele
"I don't know I am sure- Kvidently
someone in whom you are interested, if
I am to judge by your excited man
ner. ' '
TOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY
( Woodburu Independent.)
After much persuasion on the part
of his mnuy friends in this county,
I H. Me.Mahan, of Salem, has decided
to be an independent candidate for
district attorney. When the news of
his candidacy spread over the county
of Marion he learned that he wm
about the same as elected and all
that was necessary WU3 to count the
votes. There is no doubt that he will
be chosen by- a large plurality and a
This decision to bo a candidate Tas
reached by Air. AUMuuan before the
news leaked out that there wasi trou
ble between Captain (Ichlhar and thd
enlisted men of Company M. Mr.
AIcAIuhaa's popularity was so pro
nonaged that it wa. unnecessary to
wait for such a militia incident.
The main reason why Afr. McAIahaa
is in the field, and why so muny
earnestly desire his name ou the tick
et, is that they wish an able, tried and
fully experienced lawyer in this im
portant position. They want a man ia
whom they can place implicit con
fidence anil trust, ami they know ia
him they have full qualifications and
one who has demonstrated in the past
that he is a man of probity.
Mr. McMuhan will carry the norta
end of the county almost solidly. 11a
will also carry Salem and is strong
in the south end. All recognize that
he is clean-cut, an able attorney, ha
extensivo landed interests in th9
county, and on several occasion hag
taken the initiative and fought battles
single-handed for the taxpayers and
saved them large sums of money, on
instance being $ll)U.(IUtt.
It is pleasing to know that such a
man will he in the race for this office.
It is pleasing to know that he will be
elected- It is pleasing to know that
we will have not only an able district
attorney, but. one fearless of the
threats of corporations, wily politic
ians and the court house ring. Att
elector can support him and feel cer
tain that the vote .is for one who will
do right on every occasion, who can
not be swerved from the performance
of his duty to the people and csinxiul
ly the taxpayers.
The world loves a fighter for the
right. This is what will elect Air.
McMahan. He knows how to fight,
can fight, does fight, and he always ia
found fighting ou the right side of
the fence. Alen of all parties will pull
off their coats to put hi in in this impor
Thoma of Dayton; and two sisters,'
.Mrs. Alillie Bidders, of Suver, and AlrB.
Alary Ernst of St. Paul, Oregon. Two
little girls, daughters of Air. and Airs.
Pierrard. will also miss their grand
mother. After long and very severe
suffering, paitently borne, passed away
u noble und affectionate nit'e and
iuotluerf ouc who ' w ever retady to
assist a neighbor in need of help.
The funeral was held from St. Paul
church, St. Paul, Oregon, ou Mondav,
Oct. 2, HUH. Father Black of Ale Alin'n
villo assisted Father Chaliot at the ser
vices. Wodburn Independent.
Ossiniug, X. Y., Oct. 7. Despite the
eleventh hour plea for a reprievo sigaed
by 00 prominent New York business
men, including resident Theodore X.
Vail, of the American Telephone &- Tele
graph company, Thomas Bambrick was
electrocuted at Sing Sing at 5:55 a. m.
today for murder of George Dapping,
New York policeman
Journal Want Ads Get Results.
and llgheit prieei for all kladi i
I pay 2c per pound for old riff.
lncubatora. All kindi corngate
Booting paper and second aaid
' "I am interested in her, but only
because she is such an old friend of
yours. It was Airs. Horton. She apol
ogized to me because she hadn't called,
then asked us to dine with her at 7 to-'
morrow night." I hurried on, uueasy at
the frown on Clifford's face.
"What did you tell her?"
"I accepted of course. At first I
thought I would refuse because she
hadn't called, but then I thought you
you would like me to go to know
your friends." I finished lamely as I
suddenly remembered our conversation
when he told me he did not wish them
to invite me to their homes. -
"Well, you may call her up in the
morning and say you cannot go.
.Make any excuse you see fit. And
after this, Alildred, you will accept no
invitations without first consulting me.
You will then perhaps save yourself em
barrassfhent" "But, Clifford!"
"We'll not discuss It further. My
decision is final."
Just then Kate called us to dinner,
and so prevented any objection I might
(Alonday Clifford Attends the Dinner