Mail Tribune 100: January 22, 1913

Following a telegram of protest sent last night to Messrs. Westerlund and Carkin by the Commercial and University clubs and the Merchants' Association protesting the increased auto license bill, President J.A. Perry of the Commercial Club yesterday sent the following letter:

"I am today sending you a telegram regarding the automobile license bill. We note by the Mail Tribune of last evening that yourself and Mr. Carkin have introduced a joint bill increasing the license to 50 cents per horsepower. As stated in our telegram the directors of the Commercial Club, committee of the Merchants' Association and the University Club at a joint meeting last night passed resolutions unanimously opposing such bill. We have always considered this part of the state that we have never received any benefits from the present automobile license. We have failed to find any considerable amount of this money has ever been turned into the general fund. It has largely been used in printing tags and office expenses, and no one has been benefited.

We have also passed a resolution that our representatives in the legislature be in instructed to work for a measure making it a misdemeanor to destroy or mutilate Pacific Highway or any other road guides placed for the conveniences of the public.

Yours very truly,

J.A. Perry,



A deal was consummated yesterday whereby Ira Dodge becomes secretary of the Korinck Veterinary Remedy Company, the new concern which is coming here to locate their factory to manufacture stock and poultry foods and veterinary remedies.

Mr. Dodge's connection with this enterprise, in which he will from this time on take an active working part, goes very far toward guaranteeing the success of the undertaking as he is a good hustler and conservative young businessman.


The city council yesterday evening passed an ordinance introduced by H.L. Vorse of the Underwriters Equitable Bureau, which will place more stringent rules on the wiring of the buildings in the city. It gives the inspector police powers and provides for the enforcement of the National Electrical Code in all buildings.

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