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.Th enty dally newspaper t
twain Portland and Salem; elrov-
late In every Motion of Claoka-
ma County, with) a population of
S0.00a Aro you an advrtlrf
m wour r4r today
low crlc. '
VOL 1 No. 63
' OREGON CITY, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, ' MARCH 22, 1911".
Per Week, 10 Cents '
Iff IN W
M0VlMeNT WAI NOT MADC
A0AINT MEXICO, AND NO
PROTEST EVER MADE.
0ALEOF MEXICAN-ARMY BETTER
Troopt May B Withdrawn Shartly
Movement Did Our Own
WASHINGTON. March 21. (8pl.)
PrfUn Taft la out la an an
ominremml that ahowa tho frlendll
Bro of I lil admlnlatratlon toward
Mnlro, iiiifl with renewed assurances
M lb ii Uhbor on-lhe aoutb (bat tho
Nil Ion fuln only friendliness towards
UMlm and her people. '
. verythliK poaslbl la to be done,
pr!dcnt Toft reiterate, to Maintain
par. between the nation, and
th to people. Tbo American troop
,rr "nt in Teiaa proparod for any
mrrgmrr. but -with a hopo that no
awrgtnry nilabt arlao. At tho tlmo
th rmy wss eent thing lookod to bo
.xr.iii'hln a erlala; today thlnsa
look different and tbo outlook .or tho
roperliy f h Moilran nation la
greatly Improved. ,
Condition woro auch, however, at
th lime of lha flrat move that It wa
sot wle to lonji delay; that tbo move
ment In ImHr may havo aldod In tho
eUrlfyinn Innueneo there can bo Httlo
The Mexican government haa mad
ao objection to tho movement Of our
troop The movement ttaotf haa done
turn for I ho troopa and tbo general
oral of the American army. That
thre I not likely to arlao condition
Minna fr a continuance of tho troopa
la 1i" I te ironoral boltof, ao That
(key mar bo withdrawn In few week
PHOORCSSIVES TO CONTROL.
SPOKANE, Weah.. March 21. (8pl )
-"Mirations aro that tbo Progr
I.. will Minimi Ihm nmxt Ramtbllcan
Nttlooal Convention and although thla
did not iMn to be ao a few month
ago, tb Kooaevalt aentlment haa In
cretMd considerably recently," la the
way Joarpb W. rolk, of Mlesourt.-aeee
It In recent nddreaa hero.
0LDIER8 FOR HAWAII.
IAN FRANCISCO. March 21 (8pl.)
-Trnport left thla port today with
(M men for Hawaii, with lumber anJ
other supplies for the repairing of the
fort I hero. Colonel P. W. Mansfield
In command and the transport
fk wn tiaed. A third detachment
III s..il June 6, for tho aamo port.
WILL TAKE HIS TIME.
WASIIINOTON. March 21 (Snl.)
Ilull.ncer'a lateat statement a ho
ht lie will do to Plnchot and other
for liiieling him contains tho tnforma.
Hon that he will take hla time In start
Ing the suit
NO SHORT ADDRESS
BY COL ROOSEVELT
HASTA LIMITED WONT STOP IN
OREGON CITY EXCEPT ON
. ThoHo who wished to make plana to
hv Colonel Roosevelt stop In Oregon
City on hi way through Id .Portland
oa April 6 found themaelvea up against
ImpoKHltiimios. The Colonel will atop
at 8alm hut one minute, and ho does
sot stop Bt considerable cltleo along
th line iiud for tbo food reason that
ta BhHMtn Limited, on which he will
trtvel, dors not atop,
i But for this fact the committees
tier lire natlnd that tho Colonel
ould make the atop. But tbo rail
y people will not vary their ached
w for ono man unless they like that
n. which they don't Roosevelt
'tice the prospect of getting Mr.
HOnMAL'Alt .. . 1 .- n . . -
wort address la not good.
bunch of buds! Just epenedl t -
.-prlnp, Tlaa. - ' ,
-("pHng Underwear u . ; , '
prlnB Clothsa "
-nwrn, parmaatas our wneio store.
IT!,!! our fountain sources of supply.
miH V"8 lh P"ct f tweeter
n win pay you to eomo ana
thm. . '.if
Net Like Other
th and Main SU.
MORE LIBERAL TREATY.
PARIS, March 21. (Bpl.l Word re.
reived lu a roudabout way tell the
story of ronfereneea botween the
French Ambassador Juerand and
President Taft ranrdin ..
more liberal treaty between that na
tlon and thla. It Is aald that the lib
eral treat r suaceated Mw.n thla
country and Kngland haa led the
Prench government to want aa liberal
terme at any nation. -
NO LANDS TO ALIENS.
SACRA MBNTO, March 21 (8pl.)
Tho leglalature today pad a bill
proaJliltlng the holding of landa In
this Hiate by aliens. The bill provide
that IhoM who havo landa may hold
them Ore years and that then the
lauds must Imi sold by the attorney
general. Individuals and corporations
whoo majority stock Is held bv aliens
WILL STOP SUNDAY WORK.
WA8HlNUTONr- March-11 (8pl.)
Sunday work In poatofflrea Is to bo
curtailed aa far aa possible and not
permit of a congestion of tbo mall
over Bunduy. Malls are to be received
and dispatched aa of old, but not on
ao eitenalve a acale. The uo of the
free delivery window on Bundaya la to
be modified where practical.
Pact Concerning' TMa Magnificent
Prejeot Near Phoenix, Ariiona.
Rooeevelt dam and power plant.
Bait River Valley Irrigation project,
Arlxona. Dedicated March 18 by for
mer President Theodore Roosevelt.
First atone laid September 20. 100.
Completed February S. 1911. Type of
dam: Rubblo masonry arch gravity.
Mailmum height 280 feet; length of
rreat 1H0 feet; contents 326.000 cubic
yard; devolopa 7.600 horse power now
transmitted to llioenli, 75 ml lea dis
tant. Reservoir capacity, 1.2S4.0OO acre
feet. Btorea 12 tlmea more water than
New Croton, Wachnaett, and Aaho
kan reservoir romblneal. In the Eaat.
which coat aeven lime more than
Roosevelt reservoir. Insures ample
supply for Irrigating 240.0O0 acrea of
land In Halt River Valley.
PRESIDENT TAFT COMMUTES.
podtI i'n ftr -March 11 (Sol.)
Thaddeua Potter, convicted ot land
frauds, haa had bla aentence com
muted to a fine of 150. Heney advlaed
clemency, and the prealdent haa given
bltn hla liberty -because he aided In
convicting thoae more culpable than
(MCE III RURALS
OUT OF IS CITY
BETTER SERVICE TO WILLAM
ETTE ANO STAFFORD CAR
RIER FROM OREGON CITY.
Makinn a careful examination of the
roads around Willamette and Stafford.
W. A. Huntley, I Adama. Postmaster
Randall and H. R. Hrodle snout a Dart
of Tuesday afternoon with a view to
obtaining a change In the rural routes
In that section.: Thero la eomo of the
territory that la not served at an ty
rural carrier, and a' great deal of the
district within elaht mllea of Oregon
City la eorved by carrlera from Sher
wood, over In Waahlngton county.
Malt from Oregon City Intended for
tha Stafford rountrv knea to Portland
and then to Sherwood by rail, and
from there oo Ita deatination. mia
takea two day to reach a territory
that la leaa than two hour drive from
this city, and the arransjementa are
very unsatisfactory, not only to the
people In the district affected but to
the bualneaa men of Oregon City. It
win k nrarv to form a loon from
Oregon City No. 6 and take eomo of
the territory from two or, me oner
wood rout, - . i - .
MICHEL8 NOT ANNEXATIONIST.
Realdent of Bolton . Saya Benefits
' would Be Little er None.'
. iiLMintaa MlrtiAl. a resident of Rot-
ton, within the district proposed to
' . . . m . . -J. (1,.
be annexeo io uregon ihj. n"
following statement yeaterday:
" "I havo been talking to a number
of my nelgtibora regarding the echeme
preaented flrat to the public through
the column of your dally, and find
them all. as I am myaelf. against any
plan "to Increase taxation where the
benefJta ar ure to be. at least for
yeara to come, notwithstanding prom
ises to the contrary, little ot ' "".
If th property on the West 8lde, In
eluding Dolton. of course, ever be
comes sufficiently aettled to demand
condltlona other than thoae now ex
isting, the people will then take a
hand In th way or government, ab
at preaent. th county takea car or
the altwatlon and there la no need of
Interference, on the prt of Oregon
City. Of courae, If they continue
their attentlona It will be necessary
fof ne to vote th propoaltlon down,
aa ha been done heretofore on the
Weat Side. ' , , ' .
"If Oregon City wants to Intereat
the outlying ll-.trttai. tteeir oltf
flrat clean oft their elate ot debt i and
then ask ua to Join forces: we don t
SeTlIke helping our JJ?
gtent thl would mont . In pravo
ttcall . doubling our. PreMn. "t!
which all egree. are now sufflclemlr.
It not too btgh." ,
Gladstone .Council .Haa .Commltte
Con.lderabl planning for th need
ed lmproementst on. the treeta or
Qladston and for the water work, o
b atabllahed la mad nece mmt Jo
th DJaoatone Council. To eeP"f
thla the committee ar '
most nightly and with In t
eorp ot aurveyor will b put to wort
to run line and submit data for th
guidance of Council.
Read th Morning Enterprise.
READY FOR THE
OIL-BEARING SAND IS
POUND IN OIL WELL
A SHALLOW STREAK PASSED
THROUGH BY THE DRILLERS
AND HEAVY OIL FOUND.
STONE, Or, March 21. (8pJ.)
The drill In the oil well In thla place
took a drop or 25 feet today, and the
well Is now drilled In to a depth of
1076 feet and It la sUll dropping
down with each turn of the wheel.
The casing Is being crowded down to
keep pace with the drill and aa far aa
the drillers are able to make certain
the water haa finally been ahut out of
The drill, which haa ooen In blue
shale moat , of tbo time the pat few
daya, alternating between blue and
brown, paased . through a shallow
streak of oll-boarlng aand today, and
tome constderablo oil waa brought up
with th drilling and other , debrla.
Tha -" oil bearing aand waa " a wry
marked atreak, and th oil permeat
ing It waa of a heavy grade.
' Everything progressed finely with
the work at the well and It seem
as If the present operatlvea aro entire
ly able to face all difficult lea and ac
complish that which they set out to
Installs New Auto Delivery.
A n rtiirkloa. th rmrr l Main
and Eleventh street, haa purchased
an auto delivery truck and will begin
the delivery or goods tnai ne aeua
when It arrives. Mr. Buckles ' haa
never maintained a delivery system
In the past and haa only delivered for
g few personal friends but from this
on he will run an up-to-date service
and maka Ihlnra hum In that Dart Of
town. It la a Schacht auto and aa soon
aa the machine can be lettered to con
form to his lino of bualneaa will be
put Into commission.
ACREE TO SEPARATE
to mm HAPPY
SEVERAL CHANGES IN HOME LIFE
' TRIED BUT WITH NO GOOD .
A. M. Ellis has filed a suit for di
vorce aaalnst Marv Adelaide Ellis, to
whom he waa married on November
1, 1909. Ellla chargea hla wire with
treating him cruelly and In an In-
inn atatea that Immediately after
&l marriage hla wife became unnappy
while they wero residing at 40j nrsi
Portland, and thlnklnc that she
would be happier in another location
he sold hla housenoia gooas ana rem
d a house at 1536 Durnalde atreet
w.. .till .h. waa nnhannv. He decld
ed to take her on a trip to California,
but after they had reached that point
aho Informed him ahe waa aorry ah
had married him. He had been a
good huaband to her, and he decided
nothing else could mane ner npw7
and ao agreed on the separation.
ANNUAL MEETING APRIL 1. 1
Plans on Foot for a. Full Attendance
' The preparation are practically'
completed ror me onnquwi ..........
business meeting at .the Presbyterian
church on the evening ot April 1. The
banquet la for the member of th
cnu?ch only, (and In addition ther
will he bualness session of the
church and ad election of c rtteer tor
the ensuing year. Not Unofter.
ar chosen thl yesr
stances th officer hold office for
three yeara and only thoae whoso of
flcea expire will hav aucceasor choa-
nThr will b a good tlm at the
annual meeting thla year, as Is uaual.
and an effort la being made to get out
a full attendance, 1 -
LOSES HIS $18.
Justice Court In Resllty Ravereeo the
v Circuit Court, Quito Unueual.
What la likely to prove the last
chapter In the ault over the torfw li
the contention between Tom Montfe
Un and 8. H. WyTlck was put over In
th court of J"?"" 8m"JiJtnI
It waa a' hearing to determine the
ownerehlp of the Wyrlck team and the
$15 h had received In the trade and
refused to grvtf back In the return
trad demanded by-Monttellne.
The case waa tried to a jury and
the verdict waa given to Wyrlck. The
verdict for the defendant makes it
that he geta hla team back and keeps
tho 1S. -Montfetino felt that he Bad
learned enough about law for one day
and decided to take hla team and go
borne, flraL waving good by to hla 115
and the $50 that the lawsuit will
cost htm In th final settlement.
Montreiine was given a verdict In
the Circuit Court the other day, and
thla practical reversal of the Circuit
Conrt by a Justice court came In the
nature -or a aurpnee to many.
CLAIMS, 15000 DAMAGES.
Say Dyer Slandered Him By Telling
False Stories Concerning Him.
Emit Erler, of Oswego, haa filed a
It through bla attorney, George C.
Browned, agalnat William Dyer, of the
same place, for $5000 damages.
Erler conducts a meat market at
Oswego, and Dyer In the presence of
Frank: Davidson.' C. M. Stroud and
othera. It la charged, exclaimed "1
saw Emtl Erler the other day at J.
UicUnar'a . place . butchec aaxL. kLU .-a.
diseased cow, load It In a w:om, and
take It to hW hw for 4b purpotw of
selling It." Mr. Erler states that Dy
er knew It waa false when he made
thla statement, and claima that his
feelings and reputation have been
damaged to the extent of $3000, and
that he haa lost patronage and large
suma of money In Ma meat market
which amounts to $2000, making a
total of $5000. '
LODGE TO CELEBRATE
WILLAMETTE COUNCIL KNIGHTS
AND; LADIES f OF.." SECURITY.
One of the moat enthusiastic meet-
Inge over held by the ' Willamette
Council Knights and Ladle of Securi
ty waa that of Monday night, held at
the Woodmen hall,- when nine new
members were initiated Into the mys
teries of the order and 13 applications
were filed. At present a contest for
membership Is on, the -two captain
being Mrs. Bertha Ran and Mra. Uii
McOahnev, the former who waa pre
sented with a handsome, gold ring of
the order, and the latter with a badge
of the order, for the good work accom
plished and Interest taken. Among
the visitor at the meeting waa I. C
Cummlngs, district deputy, who gave
an address. - .. . ' .
The order Is making "arrangements
for the celebration or me tenth mrm
day anniversary, which occur on Ap
ril $. . An entertainment and banquet
are to be among the feature of the
evening, and committees were ap
pointed to take cnarge. me anair
to be given at the Woodmen hall, and
promise to be a mot enjoyable event.
f A, . ', V
Choice Lots In
To L. Gfitaf man
CITY DRUG STORE..
A. D. S. Digestive tableta ar excel
lent remedy for Dyapepala 25 and
50 cent. .
Prescriptions and Family Recelpta
filled with pur drugs, Prlc raon
able. CHARMAN V CO. CITY DRUG
Chairman Broa,' Block.
AN OPDI FRONT
TO 4-FOOT LINE
SUBJECT OF WHAT THE PEOPLE
REALLY WANT CALLS FORTH
QUESTION Of PARTITIONS UNSETTLED
In the Mind of Some Who Want to
Be Fair to All SalooniaU,
Giving No Advant
There waa considerable discussion
the city over Tuesday concerning
what Council will or will not do In
the matter of open fronts to saloons.
The fact that there had been many
people preaent at the meeting In the
Council chamber Monday evening In
dicates that many citizens were inter
ested In the outcome. ,- .
The points over which ther seemed
to be considerable doubt aa to Just
what ought to be done" In the matter
were aa to tho permission of a grill
with a partition between and Uie
helghth of the screen at the saloon
front. The ultra temperance men did
not like tho Idea of any partition, even
If It did run horizontal to the aireet
line and not parallel. They also
Beamed very obstinate In their deter
mination for a four-foot screen.
But the more the temperance people
aeem to atudy this question the more
willing they seem to be to look at the
question from both sides of vantage,
which is a hopeful sign to aay the
The question brought out In tho dis
cussion of the subject on the street
Tuesday was concerning what the tem
perance people really do want In the
matter of the height of the screen.
Local temperance people certainly
want what la for the beat Is the way
one man put It. The question, then,
is to determine to the temperance
man's satisfaction Just what I best.
Th story waa being told on the
street Tuesday that in Vancouver
there la a provision for an open front
down to the pavement line. Thla waa
In vogue but few week until the
temperance people - demanded that
while the law aald there must be glass
tronU Ihey - desired . that, the glaaa
fronts be curtained off, and thla was
done-and la atlll don. If thl Is true
It may be well for Oregon City tem
perance people to study this phase of
the question at this time rather than
Another citizen called attention to
the fact that to require no partition
parallel with the street but absolutely
horizontal would put all but two or
three saloon men out of the restaurant
or grill business because of the con
formation of their rooms and build
ings. This, he thought, waa unfair
and giving those two men an unfair
advantage. He believed in the open
front, he said, but that It should be
Instituted in such a manner that It
would not favor one or two and put
at a disadvantage all tho rest of th
saloonists. ' v
It was suggested that Council and a
few of the men so anxious for the
open front and the alngle partition to
make a trip to Salem and Vancouver"
for a study of the conditions aa they
really are In those two cities; It was
said that those who went could at
least see things as they really are un
der conditions approximating what Is
wanted In thia city. He waa of the
opinion that If a temperance man had a
hobby and was shown thai it was an
unwise hobbv he had faith enough In
the honesty of the temperance man to
concede that th reform waa not really
what It seemed at a distance.
That other feature proposed by
Councilman Pope, that Council and
the temperance people also If they
wish visit the saloons and see the
form of the buildings, the arrange
ment of the doors and windows, the
way things will be once the open rront
Is Instituted, he thought would open
the eyes of some aa to how matters
stand now. This feature of the pro
posed Information hunt appealed to
more than one who talked on the sub
ject, and several expressed It that they
would gladly go along under thoae
circumstances while under no other
would they visit' a ealoon.
i CHOICE LOCATION 8ECURE0.
Clalrmont People Have Made Arrange
ments for Fair Display.
B ' Knnnenbender- Is the -chairman
of the Clalrmont committee to con
sider the pronosttlon for a display at
the County Fair at Canby this fall.
With a view to being In early on the
choice locations, and that he might bo
able to renort to his neoole aa to space
and position, he and W. F. Sehooley
and M. J. Lazelle went to Canby Sun
day and visited the Fair grounds In
a inMrinv the navlllon over care-
r..u Mnic was made of a location ;
ni tha center booths on th
left hand aide of the west entrance, in
the pavilion and on the ground floor
Thl will make a good location and
now Clalrmont citizen are expected
to act busy and raise mm ana veg
etablea tor a display that will prove a
credit to the community making It.
The Fair committee will meet on
Saturday night to conelder several
mattera concernlns; the display the
coming fall. A full attendance Is de
LARCENY BY BAILEE.
Char Mad Aolnt Booth By Fin
nay Booth' Story Different.
A new case before Juattce Bameon
In that of State of Oregon v. J- L
Booth, a bartender In the Case sa
loon. Th charge made la that of lar
ceny by bailee, and tho accueer. is
Albion, Finney. v
It la alleged that Boothe la holding
a watch wrongfully from th owner,
Finney. Th defendant tell a atory
of Finney coming to town broke, being
taked by Booth for meal and lodg-
Ing, later going to Portland and get
ting a watch out of pawn for Finney.
Then when Bopthe wanted to get a
settlement or have the proprietorship
of tho watch transferred, Bootbo aaya
Finney at one rushed Into court.
gamson will bear, tho case and de
termine aa to ownership.
WILL BEAT OUT BOURNE.
Oregon Senator Sidetracked for Mak
ing a Ftght on Tart.
WASHINGTON, March 21. It Is
now expected that Senator Murray
Crane, of Massachuaetta, will take the
chairmanship of the Senate poatofflco
committee when the Senate reorgan
izes Its committees, and Senator Pen
rose, the present chairman, become
ct airman 'of th finance committee,
aucceedlng former Senator Atdrich.
Through tho assignment of Penrose
to finance, and the retirement of Sent
tors Burrows, Scott. Carter and Dick,
the chairmanship- of the Important
poetofflce committee came within
reach of Senator Bourne, with no one
ranking him but Crane, and It waa re
ported that Crane would retain the
chairmanship of the rule committee.
but It I now ald He will accept tne
nlace of chairman of postofflces, thus
estopping Bourne from the chairman
ship of the most influential commit
tee, politically. In the Senate.
NO AMERICANS THERE. ;
Seven Thousand Rebels Bear Arms In
Throe Mexican StateB.
El PA80. Tex.. March 21. The Cor-
ral-Tonlchl branch of the Southern
Pacific- Railroad In Sonora haa been
repaired, and trains are again running
but the line eaat of Onaymaa to Man
xanillo la still impaired.
A newfloaoer correspondent Just
back from a tour of Teplc. Sonora, and
Slnaloa, declares that there are at
least 7000 rebels In tbo field In the
three atatea. There' are no Americans,
the men comprising the poorest and
A telegram from Monterey aaya that
Evarlsto Madero. brother of Francisco
Madero, leader of the Mexican Insur
rection, la seriously 111 of typhoid
Repairing the Suspension Bridge. -The
contractor who 1 to repair the
Suspension bridge across the Willam
ette River, began work thla morning.
It will likely take several weeks to
complete the full repairs needed, but
the traveling public Is to be incon
venienced but little In the meantime,
TWO LECTURES BEFORE
OMI CHY GRAIiGE
ONE WILL BE FREE TO THE PUB
LIC GIVEN SATURDAY, MARCH
' 25th ' .
Mortimer Whitehead, past lecturer
of the National Grange, will deliver
two lectures in Oregon City on Satur
day, March 25 at 2 p. m. and 8 p. m.
One lecture will be open to the public
and the other will be closed. Meeting
will be held In Willamette hall.
Mr. Whitehead will speak for the
Grange In Forest Grove on Wednes
day, March 22. at Greaham Grange on
the 24th, Oregon City the 25th. Aums
ville the 27th, Gervals the 28th, Eu
gene the 29th and Roseburg the 30th.
Brother Whitehead was a charter
member of Pioneer Grange, No. 1. In
New Jersey. Aa a grange editor and
Hias been In every Btate In the union
and In Canada on grange duty. He
first Introduced the subject of rural
free delivery In the national grange
In 1891. and ureed the grange to
take It un. He made the first argu
ment by a farmer and Patron before
a committee of congress in the winter
of 1891-2 aa a member of legislative
commit fee. He wae auccessrui in
getting an appropriation of $10,000 for
the work. He designed tne cemu
ates for the sixth and seventh de
grees ror sunorainsie nnnn
other degree work. He translated the
ritual and other work for the first
French grange deputy In 1876. He
designed the . official badge adopted
by the national grange, and Is still
at work with editorial pen and on the
lecture platform to advance the In
terests of the grange and Improved
agriculture. He Is one of the fore
most builders of the order. No mem
ber of the order has traveled more
miles, delivered more addresses and
written more papers in tho interests
of the order than-haa he. - v
Band Concert and Basket Social
The 'Willamette band and the M. E.
Sunday school will unite In giving a
necktie and basket social, the 8undrty
school and band dividing th proceeds.
The social will be given on Thursday
evening. In the, M. E. cnurcn mere.
All are Invited and ; a good time, is
nnmil The hand will furnish mu
sic for the occasion and the ladles of
the 'church the baskets. The nana
boy will, use what they receive for
th purchase of new uniforms.
Dehate at Clalrmont Tonight.
At th Weekly meeting at Clalrmont
thl evening the debate will be on the
subject. "Resolved, . That a Clean,
Cross Woman Makea a Better House
wife Than a Dirty Eaay-Oolng Wo
man." There will be the usual literary
and musical numbers in addition to
7 ROOM HOUSE
' 4 Lota, all level, good well, all kind
and yard. All In first laa condition. Prlc only $1600 S600 aah,
balance monthly. Bt buy In Oregon City. .
W. F. SGHOOLEY & CO.
Phone: Pacific M-SO. Horn A-15. . 112 Main SW Oregon City.
OF CITY COUh'CIL
QUESTION OF MONROE STREET
UP FOR DISCUSSION, PROP
ERTY HOLDERS PRESENT.
VOTE TO BREAK GRADE BY BLOCKS
Street Width Votod at 34 Feet Be
tween Curb, Making Wide Park
ing for' Beautifying
Council met In special session Tues
day evening to consider the Improve-
ment on Monroe street, from Third .
atreet to Fourteenth street. The pro- .
position is to grade and macadam tbo
atreet for the distance ander consid
eration. ' .-!... .., V
A largo number of property holders
were present Tuesday , evening, 1a
answer to the Invitation extended by
Council, and after tho meeting waa
called to order the question of the
grade to be established on Monroe
street waa taken up and considered.
The City Engineer had prepared plan
which contemplated the Improvement
of the street by blocks, the grade es
tablished to tho same from end to end
of the block and no break ta the
grade to occur in tho middl of th
block. -The Engineer explained that
to change the grade at tho atreet In
teraectiona would make a more beau
tiful atreet and the property holder
were asked to Benetton that grade, aa
laid down by the Engineer.
There . were short speeches by a
dozen property holder and the more
the matter waa discussed the-more
certain that th public did not like th
propoaltlon to make a break in grado
at street Intereaectiona only. Some
wanted tho break In grade at tbo mid
dle of certain block. After a dis
cussion pro and con by both citizens
living, on the street. and by member
of Council, and every one who wished '
to speak be lag given aa opportunity
by Council, a vote was taken by thoae
present and It waa voted unanimously .
to make th breaks at the middle of
the block, or at the alley, where it .
waa deemed advisable becaua - of
some condition In surface formation,""
seemingly making It .wise to do so, .
. ' After this had been' voted as th ,
aentlment of thoae property ' holder .
present a -tote waa taken informally -on
the question of block and It waa
decided that it waa the desire to have
the grade broken at the center of the
block between Fourth ' and Fifth "
' streets and between Eighth and Ninth
streets. The propoaltlon waa voted on
as to two or three other points on the
street but all but theae were voted
Then there waa the question of the
width of the street between th curb
line. There were those who wanted a
40 foot atreet. others wanted a 34 too
street while the third claaa were oat- -
isfled with a 34 foot atreet It was
auggested that for a 34 foot street
from curb to curb would mean more
room for parking prlvllegee at the aide
of the street and cost lea to make the
atreet A few with corner lot abut
ting Seventh street wished a 40 foot
width so as to have a wide atreet for -nse
In connection with, a bnalnesa
facing on Seventh atreet. A rising
vote ot property, holdera. present
showed a desire for a 34 foot atreet.
The last question in connection' with
the Improvement of Monroe came Bp
In ' the query a" to how wide to
make the aidewalks and how wide the
parking. Some wanted one thing and
some another but there seemingly
were few who could agree among
themaelvea and after considerable dls
cuasion it was decided that Council
would settle that phase of the inquiry
when the balance ot the legislation for '
the street improvement 1b made.
There will be a Bpecial meeting of
Council tonight to consider the ac
ceptance of Center atreet at the handa
of the contractor, Harry Jone.
FIRE IN MltWAUKIE. '
Mtlwaukle wa visited with a tire
early Tuesday morning that did con- .
slderable damage. The fir wbb dls-'
covered in a building owned by J. .
Snyder, and occupied by. J Snyder for
a bakery. Fred Lehman for a. butcher '
shop and James Matthew for a barber
shop. The building wa guiiea ana
only the front f left ' standing. Los
on building of $2750. loss on content
of $120, to $1500-, All toad some, lnsnr-
j ROySEVELT ARRIVES.
Visits LooeAngts and I Given a
- Hearty Reception.
1 LOS ANGELES, Margh 21. -Colonel
Theodore Rooeevelt and party arrived
In Los Angeles from Phoenix, Artx,
by Bpecial train at 10:30 a. m. today.
They were met at Xhe atatlon by a re
ception committee named by Governor
Johnson and headed by Meyer LUsner,
of Lo i Angeles, Colonol Roosevelt
will remain In Southern ' California
two daya. proceeding thence to .8aa
Francisco. He will make a number of
speeches and deliver, a lecture whit
ner- ' .1 .
A 'committee of cltUen met Colonel
Roosevelt' train at San Bernardino
and escorted him to Lob Angeles. ,
of fruit, new bam; chicken houa