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THE Itf ORfflNC " OBKGQiNIAy, tWEDJJESDAY, MAEOH 1, 1905.
0 GLEAN HOUSE
Jhat !s the Duty of the
City of Portland.
INSTANCES OF NEGLECT
' ' : Do Better.
WHAT THE MAYOR PROMISES
Electric Light and Telephone Poles
Must Be Painted and the Munici
pality Generally Be Trior
oughly Up to Date.
CITIZENS URGED TO SOTS TS
CIVIC IMFBOVEMENT WORK.
PORTLAND, Feb. 28. To the E3
Jtor.) Noting your Interest In th
cause of civic Improvement. I have no
hesitation In asking: you to give all pub
licity possible to the fact that the board
Is very desirous of obtaining the names
of citizens and others who are willing
to take an active part In the -work. All
such persons are requested to send their
names and addresses to the Civic Im
provement Board of the Chamber of
Commerce, with suggestions aa to the
direction In -which they desire to employ
their efforts. These applications wlUJbe
considered and acted upon as soon, as
i the organization Is complete and gets
nrjuworjunsT oraer. wnico iu m u m
irtr& .ot'a. very Jsw days.
y wtt-t-tam d. wheelwright.
Q'balnnan of the Civic Improvement
'It mustSie apparent to anyone with
eyes to pee that this town needs a
housecleaning before the opening day
of the Fair. Tens of thousands of visit
ors will "ccfme to see Portland during
the. period Trom Juno 1 to October 15,
and the city does not want them to
catch it with the bedding hanging out
of the front -windows and the dishes not
washed. These guests are coming to
look the place over. They will come
from some of the finest and best-ordered
municipal households in the world. If
they like the place a lot of them are going
to stay but if Portland looks slatternly
and out at the knees they will go home
and talk. .There will be enough to talk
the city to death, so it is up to us to
begin sprucing up.
Washington street, being the main
thoroughfare and the high road to the
Exposition grounds, will come in for the
most minute and careful inspection.
"Washington street is not ready for ln
erection- It needs fixing.
To begin with it has still in its midst
the disreputable ICamm hovels. Possibly
no other city in the United States, bar
ring Seattle, would tolerate those an
dent ruins in the heart of its business
section. Every few months the city ad
ministration announces that they are to
be condemned and torn down regardless
of their owners' action in the premises.
but they are standing at this moment
and will be much in evidence next sum
ra.tr unless something is speedily done.
Other Bad Corners.
There are other bad corners on "Wash
ington street well within the business
district. As they are earning an enor
mous income on the investment, how
ever, there is very little hope of their
ever being replaced unless tne Lord
should send fire and brimstone from
Heaven. The pity of their existence is
the greater when it Is remembered that
they are all owned by very rich people.
,The shacks referred to lie at Intervals
from Front to Fourteenth, not alone on
"Washington street but on Alder, Morri
risen, Yamhill and others In the center
iof the city.
To go farther out on the way to the
Fair, the visitors are likely to "talk"
about miserable conditions of the block
on Sixteenth, between "Washington and
Alder. They will certainly say uncom
pllraentary things about tho caVe-In
which lies invitingly along the car track
between Sixteenth and Seventeenth, and
the hovels which cluster about It. "When
the cars reach King street the tumble
down dog-kennel at the corner of "Wash
ington and King will no doubt entrance
the vision of visitors from such cities
as Denver, Detroit and "Washington. Be
tween St. Clair and Twenty-third streets
is an unsightly clay bank that could be
terraced with small expense. grealy to
the benefit of the city as a whole and the
surrounding property in particular.
In the King's Heights district, one of
the finest residence sections of the city
there is much that should be done in
the w.ay of cleaning up the vacant lots,
especially between Wayne and Park ave
Streets Need Attention.
Many of the streets are sadly in need
of attention, among them Taylor and
Seventh, beyond the pavement limit. At
6eventh and Taylor, within one block of
the Portland Hotel, the Intersection of
those streets is a positive, menace to
automobiles and light vehicles.
Seventh street is. during most of its
length, lined by good concrete sidewalks,
but in the vicinity of Clay there is
hiatus of a block where the walk Is cf
rotten planks, with a crossing close by
which long since lost any degree of use
fulness as a means of keeping pedestrl
ens- out of the mud. The missing pave
ment between Fifth and Sixth on Yam
hill ehould be laid, if the contractors cf
the Government building can bo induced
to .remove the debris and the aesthetic
display of high-art billboards at Seventh
and Morrison should be removed to Idyl
lic surroundings. Almost half the frame
buildings in town are crying for paint,
and a few carloads of kindling should be
made of the antiquated board fences
which still surround many residences and
City Engineer Wanzer says that he and
the Mayor will see that the telephone
and light companies paint their poles,
as they were directed to do by ordinance
eome months ago. and it is to be hoped
that the officials named will poke up those
corporations before the Fair days of Jun,
There Is a lot of housecleanlng which
Portland ought to do right away, and
from now until Summer she should be as
iiicv ob a "hnusfkeener with larcre fam.
Hy of dirty children and no hired girl.
Disclaims All Credit.
PORTLAND, Feb. 2S- (To the Editor.) I am
receiving considerable free advertising In con.
beetles with 'the Civic Improvement revival
.now in progress. As a matter of fact, lie
Civic Improvement Association has been dor
mant -for about one year, and the awakening
Wt threatrh tfcs efforts of the Chamber of Com-nuf-T
i Vr aTSMahrrlcht, prrsjgfnt -of that.
organization. Is a very active and aggressive
man, and Is chairman also of the CJvtc Im
provement branch of that body, and all work
will be done under his supervision, and the
credit lor same ehonld so to him. and not to
me, as I have been and am now too busy to
give the necessary attention to this work, con
sequently am not entitled to any credit- I
make this statement for the reason that some
are under the Impression that the present work
la being dene by the old organ ration. Z trust
that all "who were members of the Civic Im
provement Association will Join with the Cham
fer of Commerce and lend them every assistance
posible in. their work. THOilAS M'CUSKEK-
QUA5&EL OVER GRA2JD AVENUE
Councilman Sharkey and ex-CouncII-
man Hall Exchange Compliments.
Borne excited talk Is made over the con
dition of Grand avenue, between Council
man John Sharkey and ex-Councilman W.
I see that llr. Sharkey says this morn
ing," remarked Mr. Hall yesterday, "that
the streets of East Portland have been
generally Improved out of the revenues
derived from a Xorth-End saloon. That
is rich news for the good people of East
Portland, -who imagined they were paying
for their own Improvement, iir. Sharkey
also takes a fling at the hardware stores
and says that they all pay less revenue
to the city than one saloon In the North
End. He forgets that it takes nine police
men to "protect that one saloon while the
hardware stores hire private watchmen to
look after their places of business. I am
glad I did succeed in stirring up the
Councilman. He has been around, and is
now ready and willing to help us out on
At Mr. Hall's place of business a peti
tion 13 being signed asking the Council to
repair the elevated roadway on Grand
avenue between East Stark and Pine
streets. It la set forth in this petition
that a great injustice Is being done the
business men on Grand avenue by closing
the street when a little repair would
permit it to be opened to the public- t
is also said in the petition that the
business men have Just gone through a
long siege of dullness by reason of the
closing of the Morrison bridge. A strong
committee of business men will take
charge of the petition and see that it
FESTIVAL OF ST. DAVID.
It Will Be Celebrated With Special
Services at Church.
This is the anniversary of tho festival
of St. David, and at St. David's Church.
East Twelfth and Belmont, special ser
vices will be held this evening, at which
the largest choir that ever sang in
Portland church will chant the anthems
in celebration of the festival.
The surpllced choirs of Trinity and St.
David's Churches will be combined and
number of prominent vocalists from
other churches will take part in the sing
ing, under the direction of Frederick W.
Goodrich, organist of St. David's.
In the chancel will be gathered all of
the Episcopal ministers of Portland,
number of whom will assist in the ser
vices. The sermon will bo delivered by
Rev. G. B. Van "Waters, the rector of
The services will begin at 7:30 o'clock.
The programme follows:
Organ prelude. "Andantlno" (Chauvet); pro
cessional hymn, "The Son of God Goes Forth
to War" (Whitney); confession and responses
(EHyuse and Tallls); Proper Psalms 93 and
100 (Chant by Eir J. Gets): Magnificat and
JCuno Dimittls in D (J. T. Field); anthem.
'What Are ThepoT (Sir John Stainer); hymn.
For All the Saints" (Sir Joseph Bamby); or
gan offertory, "Pomp and Circumstance" (Sir
Edward Elgar); Thanksgiving Te Deum. In V
(11. H. Woodward); recessional hymn, "Re
joice, Te Pure In Heart" (Messlter); organ
postlode, "Grand II arch In B Flat" (Stllea)
Chinook Run Increasing.
ASTORIA, Or., Feb. 28. (Special.)-The
run of chlnook salmon in the Columbia
has shown quite an Increase during the
past few days, and the fishermen who are
working are doing quite well, as the price
still remains at 9 cents per pound. Steel-
heads are not very plentiful at present.
SYSTEM MAY FAIL
Merit Plan for Teachers: Un
BOARD MAY RECONSIDER" IT
Wittenberg as the Lone Champlon.of
the Project a Possibility .at
the Next Session of
That the Board of Education will re
consider the resolution recently passed In
augurating tho merit system, in- teach
ers' salaries is among the strong proba
Herman "Wittenberg stands alone as the
supporter of the system as at present ap
plied. A majority of the directors favor
a 'merit system of some kind., tout they
are opposed to the plan which delegates
to an examining commission the author
ity to raise the salaries of the grade
teachers. Mrs. L. W. Sltton, president of
the board, is against the resolution; J. v.
Beach did not vote for it. Richard "Will
iams did so. disliking the commission fea
ture, and R. K. Warren said yesterday
that at the meeting Monday evening he'
was tempted to move that the action of
the board be reconsidered. The teachers
have so many friends and so many tax
payers were interested in the raise of sal
ary for tho teachers that complaint
against the merit system has been too
general to Ignore. Had the board been
unanimous and prepared to present a solid
front to its crftle?: the merit system
might have stuck, but this is not the
case. Mr. "Wittenberg, however, shows no
signs of surrender.
It is very probable, therefore, that If a
motion to reconsider the merit system
resolution is made at the next meeting
or if the directors are called In special
session, that Mr. "Wittenberg will find
himself tho lone champion of the much
TO DISCUSS STREET PAVEMENTS
Council Will Hear the Representa
tions of the Various Companies.
"Asphalt vs. bltullthlc pavements et at"
might as well be the name of the case
which will be Informally heard before
the meeting of tho Council this after
noon. It Is war to the knife between the
allied asphalt companies and the "Warren
Construction Company handling the pat
ented bltullthlc pavement. The Bentley
ordinance allowing pavement bids to be
made for "Warren's bltullthlc pavement
or as good" brings the pavement contest
into the Council Chamber.
The asphalt companies want a chance
to bid on bituminous macadam paving
when bltullthlc pavement is called for.
They cannot call their pavement "bltu
llthlc" as that is a patented name. The
bltullthlc promoters naturally want to
keep a good thing now that they have
succeeded in convincing the city offi
cials that their paving is superior to
anything else at the same price. This is
the opinion generally held. Mayor Will
iams, formerly partial to treated wood
blocks, now believes bltullthlc pavement
is the best for Portland.
The building Inspector ordinance will
also coma up for passage, carrying with
it the increased salary of J 150 a month.
the amendment of the ways and means
Automatic telephones will probably take
up considerable attention, as the Sumner
franchise ordinance will appear after con
slderatlon by the street committee. The
ordinance has a fair chance of passage.
A new measure will be an ordinance
which gives the Mayor the right to par
don or commute the sentences of those
found guilty and sentenced by the Munlcl-
WHAT A BILLBOARD HIDES AT
rHOTOGKATU XAKEX COT HALL, DIKECTXY
. t i
At Monta villa Station,
on 0. R. & K.
Convenient to street-cars.
Good drainage. Pure air.
The most healthful and
rapidly growing suburb
of Portland. Railroad
center of a heavy population.
For sale on installments.
PRCE $1250 EACH
$100 DOWN AND $15.00
B. M. LOMBARD,
514 Chamber of Commerce.
pal Judge. The Municipal Judge, City
Attorney and Chief of Police may be
called upon to furnish additional facts
concerning the crime alleged, and the
Mayor shall file with the Council a state
ment of those pardoned or given com
muted sentences, together with, a sum
mary of the crime.
A building permit now costs $1. no mat
ter how expensive a structure- By an
ordinance, which will also be Introduced
tomorrow,' an additional 51 is to be
charged for every 51000 to be expended
upon the building.
Want Cement Sidewalks Laid.
Property-owners in the district
bounded by East Stark, Twentieth, Six
teenth and Multnomah streets will soon
ask the Council for an extension of the
cement sidewalk limits so that -their
neighbors may be forced to lay good
walks Instead of the old wooden board3
which In a few places still remain.
The boundary of the cement district
now runs down East Stark from East
Twentieth to East Sixteenth, and con
tlnues out East Sixteenth to Multno
mah. The plan is to take out the Jog
In the line, and run it along East
Twentieth to Multnomah.
Black Paint Causes It to
Business men and pedestrians passing
In front of the Logos building, northeast
corner of East "Washington street and
Grand avenue, were startled yesterday
by the remarkable explosion -of the large
plate-glass window on the I south side of
the front facing East Washington street.
There was a loud report attending the ex
plosion, but to every one It appeared to
be a great mystery, and no one seemed
able to explain why the glass had ex
ploded until a painter gave the cause.
The broken section of the thick plate
window Is confined to the lower half.
which had been painted a .solid black
color on the inside, being one-fourth of
an Inch in thickness, so that the gilt let
ters of the sign would set out in Setter
relief. The black paint arrested the pas
sage of the rays of the sun and held
them In the glass, resulting in the glass
becoming overheated, which produced the
explosion by expansion. Nearly one-half
of the lower section of the plate-glass
was forded out in a thousand pieces on
the concrete sidewalk. A hand placed
on the portion painted black shows it to
be constantly warm, while the unpalnted
-portion, which allows the rays of the sun
to pass through It unobstructed, is always
cooL The loss by tho explosion will be
FIFTH AND MADISON STREETS
OITOSTTE TITS PXOFXK.TV ACROSS XADISOX STREET.
WHITE CLOVER BUTTER
And packed in airtight, germproof cartons is the ideal creamery product.
Ask your grocer for White Clover Butter. Accept no substitute.-
T. S. TOWNSEND COMPANY, Portland, Oregon
" '"-- 1 Jobbers Exclusively in Butter,. Cheese and Eggs.
SHAKE UP IS BIG
Chief Hunt Makes Changes on
JAILER LILLIS SUPERSEDED
Some of the Results of the Recent
Jail Break, In Which Four
Prisoners Escaped Through
A general order issued yesterday morn
ing by Chief of Police Hunt, caused a
big shake-up at headquarters. The most
Important change is the appointment of
Patrolman Baty to the poslUon of jailer
on the first relief, commanded by Captain
Moore. Rockplle guards were assigned
from the mounted squad. They are Pa
trolmen Maloney and Smart.
The order Is the latest to follow the
Jailbreak of last Friday night, when four
long-term prisoners escaped from the
bathroom. Jailer Lillls. then on dnty
with the first Tellef, Is now assigned to
the position with the second relief. Cap
tain Bailey commanding. Llllls stated
last night that he Intended tendering his
resignation today, but because of recent
.vAtimmiint. Yitk -will Mmnln Ttrlttt ttlA I
department- ' It was stated by Chief J
Hunt that LIMs denied authorizing the i
interview published In The Oregonlan
Sunday morning, but LUlls says he plain
ly told Chief Hunt that the Interview was
Patrolmen Maloney and Smart, who
were assigned to guard the city prisoners
at the rockplle. have been members of
the mounted squad many months- To
fill their places on horseback, former
Jailer Robson and Patrolman Carlson,
until now attached to the second relief,
have been designated.
Jailer Baty was until last night the
partner of Patrolman Burke. On the first
relief, they traveled the North End beats.
Patrolman Baty to the position of jailer
has been in plain clothes with Patrolman
Jones, Is now Burke's partner. Jones.
It Is said, will soon be detached from
duty in plain clothes and placed back
with Patrolman Courtney on the North
End beats with the -second relief.
Since the jallbreak exceptionally close
watch s being kept on the city prisoners,
the Jailer being required to Inspect the
cells every half hour. There are still two
of the escapes to be captured".
SENATOR TTJTTLE ON VETOES
He Discusses Bills Which Governor
Would Not Sanction.
ASTORIA. Or., Feb. 24. (To the Editor.)
May I ask apace to say a few words with ref
erence to Senate Bill No. 13. recently vetoed
by the Governor aa published in your paper
of today? It might be Inferred from the fact
that the Governor has seen fit to veto three
bills relating: to the Ashing industry in Ore
gon that the legislation had not been well
considered, and I wish to correct that Idea.
Month of careful deliberation . and several
conferences with different intercata Involved
were given the different bills In order to per
fect them and to harmonize their provisions to
the satisfaction of all. or as nearly all as pos-
stble; and with so much success that only
ah. man ftnallv TnrpSAPi himself as dlS-
satisfied; even an agreement was reached with
the State of Washington on all concurrent
legislation relating to fisheries something that
had never berore been accompimaea mouga
constantly tried at every session of the Legis
latures of the two states.
I have said that all interests were satisfied
except of one man. but in that I have erred,
for the Governor Is another and his veto has
fallen upon three of these bills: first upon
I one providing for an increase of the expense
allowance for the Master nan uaraen. maae
necessary by the vastly Increased amount of
work to be done, more than when the present
amount was set aside for the purpose: and
next upon the bill providing for a patrol boat
to enable the Master Fish Warden to enforce
the laws regarding close season and licenbes:
this veto leaves the Warden with 170 miles of
river to patrol for at least eight months of
the year, and no boat with which to do the
work; it Is absurd to talk of hiring a boat oc
casionally for this purpose, and no intelligent
man with full knowledge of the conditions
would suggest It. If it Is meant to charter a
suitable boat to do the work for the time
necessary. It would cost far In excess of the
interest on the investment proposed In the
If the Master Fish Warden is to be held
strictly accountable for the enforcement of the
laws, he must certainly be provided with thV
means to do so. As It now stands, one might
as well require a man to fell a tree with an
ax and refuse to allow him the ax with which
to do It.
Senate Bill No. 13 is second only in Import
ance to the bill providing for close seasons,
etc.. and 1 regret exceedingly that the Gov
ernor found It necessary to Veto It. The pro
visions In it to which he objects are the me
as in the laws of many states, notably ew
Jersey and New York, and practically Ihs
I same as In California. As to the right, justice
, to In the Governor's veto. It may be said tfcat
I the United States Supreme Court has oe-S(.ed
I favorably upon this very point in a case com-
i ing up from the State of New crk. which
may be found In United States Supreme Court
Reports 152. page 133. Lawton et al. vs. Steele;
Senate BUI No. 13 was drawn with special ret.
erence to this decision, and the particular pro
vision objected to by the Governor was in the
language of the New York law.
As I have said, above, the measures pertain
ing to the fishing industries were prepared with
great care, and were left in committees nearly
the whole session of .the Legislature that all
persons might be heard, were amended In sev
eral minor particulars, and finally passed both
houses, and I very much regret that the Gov
ernor has found It necessary to veto any of
I disclaim any desire or Intention of entering
Into any controversy with anyone, or to criti
cise the Governor, but to set myself right with
thoie who are Interested in the fishing industry
of Oregon, and to try to show that aa sponsor
for the bills referred to I was not altogether
aa ass. Very respectfully yourt.
Rural Line Out of Centralia.
CENTRALIA, Wash., Feb. 2S. (Special.)
The rural telephone line from Centralia
to Elma Is now an assured fact. The
poles have been set as far as Oakville
and will soon be set on to Elmi. The
line will connect at both ends with the
Sunset Telephone &. Telegraph Company's
lines. A crew of men will commence
to string the wires In a day or two. Sub
scribers on the line will not have to pay
tolls but all transients wllL
The scheme has been engineered by
several Centralia men, Theodore Hoss, of
Centralia. being president of the com
pany and several other prominent ,men
being connected with the directorate.
Philippine Veteran Goes Insane.
EUGENE, Or.. Feb. 2S. (Special.)
Arthur Hanna. a tailor who has a shop In
this city, was examined today before the
County Court and adjudged insane. He
was taken to the asylum this afternoon.
The first that he gave evidence of his
dementia was last night, when he became
violent and jumped from a second-story
window, under the illusion that be was
pursued by a man with a knife.
1 trap" a. iraa a-xnas of gplzt, -diaposiUoa
and Is about 35 years old. He served In
th Spanish War and Philippine insurrection.
Leads to Chronic Dyspepsia
and Catarrh of tht
HOW IS YOUR DIGESTION?
Kodol Dyspepsia Cure Digests "What
You Eat, Sweetens the Stomach,
and Enables the Digestive Or
gans to Feed the Body.
( Uiuolicitid Correspondence.)
Spencer, la. Have had Dyspepsia for
twenty years. My case was almosthope
le3s, Kodol Dyspepsia Cure "was recom
mended and I used afew bottles of itand
it is the only thing: that has relieved me.
"Would not be -withoutit. Have doctored
with local physicians and also at Chi
cago, and even went to Norway with
hopes of getting: some relief, but Kodol
is the only remedy that has done me any
good, and I heartily recommend it,
Geo. A. Thompson.
Taylorsville, N. C It affords ma
pleasure to bear testimony to the most
excellent merit of Kodol Dyspepsia Cure.
I have used it in my practice with the
most satisfactory results and recom
mend it as one of the finest digestanta
known to the profession. Every person
suffering with Dyspepsia or Indigestion
should use it O. L. Hollar, M. D.
Crookston, Minn. I have used Kodol
Dyspepsia Cure for a period of nine
months, using in all four bottles, and-1
can say that it has cured me from Dys
pepsia completely, and I recommend it
J. O. Sether, Traveling Salesman.
AHenville, Mich. I suffered Heart
burn and Stomach trouble for some time.
My sister-in-law has had the same trou
ble and was not able to eatforsixweeks.
She lived entirely on warm water. After
taking two bottles of Kodol Dyspepsia
Cure she was entirely cured. She now
eats heartily and is in good health. I
am glad to say that a dose of Kodol al
ways gives me instant relief.
J. D. Erskine.
New Britain, Conn. Kodol Dyspepsia
Cure Is giving such universal satisfac
tion and is so surely becoming the Posi
tive relief and subsequent cure for this
most distressing ailment, I feel that I
am always sure to satisfy and gratify
my customers by recommending it to
I write this to show how well the rem
edy is spoken of here.
S. P. Storrs, Druggist, 297 Main St
Kodol Dyspepsia Cure is prepared at
the laboratory of E. C. De "Witt & Co.,
Chicago, and is sold by leading druggists
The Misery of Piles
Thousands know it and thousands daily
submit, through their ignorance, to the
torture of the knife.
They are ignorant of the fact that there
is an internal remedy that will positively
and painlessly cure. .
Dr. Perrin sPile Specific
The Internal Remedy
strikes at the prime causes of piles indi
gesdon, congestion of the liver and constij
nation- These causes are removed and
removed for good. Get ahottle today and
see how well it proves the truth of thia
For dyspepsia, indigestion, consti'catfoa,
biliousness, catarrh of the stomach ww
kindred aSments it is the greatest remea)
that has ever yet benefited maatead.
When these troubles are taken care ol
and cured, Piles will be a thing of the past
Dr. Perrin Medical Co Helena, Mont,
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