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About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View Entire Issue (May 23, 1905)
THB ,MOBKbf(3F,BTOdKEA2y, TUESDAY; HAY 23, -1905.
League Prepares Petition and
Ordinance for That
MAYOR MAY CALL COUNCIL
If Measure Is Drawn as He Thinks
Proper City Fathers Will Be
Asked to Submit It to
The Anti-Saloon League has drawn
up its petition for an ordinance aimed
at the barrooms surrounding the gates
to the Exposition, and today 250 men
will be out with printed copies gather
ing the 2303 names necessary, before
the Council is obligated to take action.
"With only three days in -which to da
this work, two of which must be used
in which to give notice to the Council
men, the anti-saloon forces are put to
their best efforts to get the signatures.
This would hardly be possible in the
short time remaining between now and
Thursday night, the last chance to get
the petition on the official ballot, if
Mayor Williams had not agreed to
forego the signatures at present.
Calls on the Mayor.
"When Dr. J. R. "Wilson, president of
the Anti-Saloon League, called on
Mayor "Williams yesterday afternoon,
the Mayor said that he would not agree
to call tne Council together until he
aaw the ordinance proposed. Then, he
intimated, he might summon the Coun
cil, and if he did, he would do it right
away. The proposed ordinance, a copy
of which is given below, will be shown
the Mayor today. It will be found to
contain a much larger area of prohibit
ed territory than the reform forces at
first anticipated. It not only includes
the few blocks about the entrance to
tne Fair, but extends as far away as
Twenty-second and Raleigh streets, and
affects several saloons which have
been in existence for several years.
The Anti-Saloon League realizes that
in taking in such a wide area that it
would meet with considerable opposi
tion, but, as Dr. "Wilson explained last
night, all these saloons are within easy
reach of the Exposition and it would
hardly be fair to those very close to
deprive them of their license and send
the customers on a couple of blocks to
another saloon. If all go, then none
can complain cf biased action. Any
complaint which may come from the
older saloonkeepers the anti-saloon
leaders expect to answer by referring
them to the others of their own calling
wno have brought down the coals of
fire upon their heads.
Ther"e seems to be no doubt that the
necessary names will be quickly gath
ered. The official headquarters of the
Anti-Saloon League will be'today in
room 302 Goodnough building, where
names will be received and those desir
ing to circulate petitions will find print
ed slips for the purpose.
Drafts Petition and Ordinance.
The Anti-Saloon League has not for
gotten to mention a date after which
the ordinance -shall be null, for other
wise, an action similar to the present
would be necessary to allow licenses
again to be issued. The ordinance is to
be effective only till November 1.
The petition for an ordinance revok
ing the licenses issued to saloons with
in the prohibited district was "drawn
up by G. F. Martin and Earl C. Bro
naugh. The petition follows:
To the Council of the City of Portland, Or.;
We. the underpinned petitioners, being quali
fied electors within the City of Portland, here
by request that the ordinance In this petition
eet forth be submitted to a vote of the elec
tors of the City of Portland, Or., at the next
city election, which said ordinance is as fol
"An ordinance to prohibit the sale, barter,
delivery or disposition of spirituous", vinous
or malt liquors, by any person or persona,
within certain territory within the City of
Portland, and to revoke all licenses for the
sale of such liquors now In force within said
territory, and to provide for refunding the
unearned portion of license fees on 'licenses so
revoked, and to repeal all ordinances and parts
of ordinances in conflict herewith.
"Whereas, There will be held in the City of
Portland, between June 1, 1005, and October
15, 1003, an exhibition of arts, industries, man
ufactures and products of the rivers, soil,
mines, forests and sea, known as the Lewis
and Clark Centennial and American Pacific
Exposition and Oriental Fair, upon which Ex
position it is expected great .numbers of the
citizens of the various states of the Union
and of foreign countries will attend; and,
"Whereas, It would be detrimental to the
peace, safety and morals of the citizens of
the City of Portland and of the various states
and countries attending ald Exposition, to
permit the sale or other disposition of spirit
uous, vinous or malt liquors, within a certain
limited district, near or adjacent to the grounds
upon which said Exposition is to be held;
"The City of Portland does ordain as fol
Section 1 That the conducting or maintain
ing of any saloon, barroom, drinking shop or
place where spirituous, vinous or malt liquors
are kept for sale, barter or other disposition,
and the sale, barter, delivers' or other dispo
sition of spirituous, vinous or malt, liquors
within the territory hereinafter described, is
hereby declared to be dangerous to the public
peace, nafcty and morals.
"Section 2 That no person or persona shall,
prior to November 1. 1005. either directly or
indirectly, in person or by another or other
wise, open, maintain or carry on any tsaloon,
barroom, drinking shop or any place where
spirituous, vinous or malt liquors are kept
for sale, or In any manner dispose of or sell,
barter, deliver or in any waj- dispose of for
or on his or their wn 'any other person's ac
count, any spirituous, vinous or malt liquors,
in any such saloon, barroom, drinking shop or
place to any person or- persons, .or sell, or
barter to any person or persons, any spirit
uous, vinous or malt liquors in any saloon,
barroom, drinking shop or place within that
portion of the City of Portland lying north of
the center line of Raleigh street and west of
the center line of Twenty-second street North,
excepting, however, from ouch territory that
portion of the same included within the
grounds of the Lewis and Clark Centennial
ana American Pacific Exposition and Oriental
"Section 3 That all licenses heretofore grant
ed by the City of Portland, to "any person
or persona, for the sale or other disposition
of spirituous, vinous or malt liquor, within
the limits or the territory described in sec
tion 1 of this ordinance, are hereby revoked.
"Section 4 That the City of Portland shall
refund to any person or persons whose license
is hereby revoked a proportionate suaa of the
license mosey paid by him or them, to said
City of Portland, equal to the proportion of
the unexpired quarter, for which such license
money has been paid, to the entire quarter.
"Section 5 That all ordinances aad parts of
ordinances la conJHot herewith be aad the
same are neresr repealed."
Goes to Scotland to Be Married.
Alexander C Rae. the EUDerintendeat
of Fortlaad Csapaay.-Jie-.1 BeysBri-
gade. will bid peM-bye te ais Forttttd
THE DEMO-BUNKOCKAT QUARTET.
John and Tom and Geoerge are three
Jolly singers count 'em-see?
Now they're asking Handsome Harry
To come in an help 'em carry
On the Democratic tune;
He will try to Join In June;
If he does, we may regret
Such a courtly
Demo-Bunkocrat Quartet! ,
friends tomorrow night, shortly after
8 o'clock, at the Union Terminal Depot,
for he will then board the train that
will whirl him off on the journey that
will eventually land him in Scotland
where he is soon to be married. Of
course his bride is a Scotch lassie. Mr.
Rae has kept quiet for some time his
intention to become a benedict, but
the fact has become known at last. He
came to this city five years ago, is an
active Presbyterian church worker, and
is a well known association football
player and cricketer. The Men's Re
sort and People's Institute, Fourth and
Burnside streets, has also claimed his
services. Mr. Rae, who Is assistant
cashier for the Oregon Mortgage Com
pany, is en route for Aberdeen, Scot
land. He expects to arrive here with
his bride in September.
May Annex Mount Tabor.
At a meeting held yesterday afternoon.
the executive committee of the Taxpayers'
League decided to look with favor upon
the annexation of that portion of territory
lying between Portland and Mount Tabor,
the citizens of which have been striving
to get Into the greater city for somo time.
"When the committee met yesterday
there appeared before it Dr. H. W. Coe,
E. E. Lytic and Percy P. Dabney, repre
senting the people of the district desiring
annexation. They stated that they came
to make a last appeal before the munici
pal election, and asked that the league
indorse the movement. They presented
facts and figures that caused the league
to regard the matter in entirely a new
light, and after deliberation the indorse
ment of the executive committee was ob
tained. "With the Taxpayers League
backing the movement, it Is expected that
it will succeed at the polls.
Heretofore the league has not been in
favor of the annexation of this district,
and has resisted every effort of the citi
zens living there to secure an indorse
ment Now, however, things have changed
to such an extent that the Taxpayers
League favors the intended addition to
Eye Almost Gouged Out.
John Bernstein, a workman laboring
on one of the attractions of the Trail,
was severely beaten during an affray
with another workman yesterday after
noon, and is in the Good Samaritan
Hospital with a deep gash in the back
of his head and an eye almost gouged
How the fray started no one appears
to know, but the injured man states
that It came as a result of an argument
In which the side opposite to his opin
ion was taken -by a stranger, who af
terward began the fistic encounter.
Botn men were arrested by the Expo
sition guards, but they allowed the as
sailant to go free upon promising to
leave the grounds, not knowing how:
seriously Bernstein was injured. It was
stated at the Good Samaritan last night
that his Injuries, while very painful,
are not of a serious nature, and In the
opinion of the attending physician the,
eye can be saved.
Cordray Will Build Auditorium.
John F. Cordray, the veteran Port
land theatrical manager, is contemplat
ing plans for the erection of an im
mense auditorium in the heart of the
city to be devoted to concert "and con
vention purposes. Mr. Cordray has a
valuable option on a piece of property
near the City Library and It Is probable
that he will begin the erection of' a
great hall before the .Summer Is over.
The building will be so arranged that
theatrical performances can be given
and it is believed that the various in
dependent attractions will thus be af
forded a place In which to appear.
Concert for Travelers' Aid.
It was definitely decided yesterday that
the concert by the Cham'nade Club and
other friends to raise funds for the Le,wis
and Clark Centennial Exposition Travel
ers' Aid Association of Portland, will
take place at the Marquam Theater Sat
urday evening. It was at first proposed
to hold this concert May 30. but that is
the date of the Ysaye recital, and it was
thought doubtful If Portland could sup
port two first-class musical attractions
the same night- Therefore the Travelers
Aid people changed the date of their con
cert to May 27.
A DeHelen Drink
HORS FORD'S ACID PHOSPHATE .
A tepseiil-4e-t a gUnr.effeld.wi
;ttc JavSgtrate. etrectee a4'XeCrekes.
(Continued From Page 1.)
guilty of anything like grafting, I will de
capitate him as quickly as I can exercise my
power to that end.
Hunt Has Enforced Law.
They have talked about not closing the sa
loons at 1 o'clock and make a great hullabaloo
about that (laughter), because he cannot watch
460 saloons all the time, with 40 or CO police
men. Sometimes these fellows will sneak into
the saloons after 1 o'clock, and that cannot
always be prevented: but so far as practicable
Hunt has enforced the law. They have
talked about his Kangaroo Court, but who
has said that Hunt has ever taken a dollar
of auy man's money? I tell you. gentlemen.
If he had disbursed money, if he had paid
out $20 pieces as has been the practico In
the administration of that department, you
would not have heard this clamor against
him, and It would have been represented that
he was one of the best Chiefs this city ever
Hot Shot at Reformers.
I have been persecuted and hounded ever
since I have been Mayor. A few Scotchmen
who have come to the United States to tell
Americans how to manage Government affairs
have been fighting me, and by means of a
packed grand Jury managed to get an Indict
ment against me. They knew that there was
nothing in that indictment; that It charged
mo with no offense. It clmply claimed that
I did not instruct the Chief to perform his
They knew It would not stand a minute In
court and it did not, but it served their pur
pose. It was trumpeted all over the United
States that the man who had been Attorney
General under Grant's Administration, who
had been Senator and Judge and was Mayor
of Portland, had been Indicted by the grand
Jury of Multnomah County.
Tou would be surprised, gentlemen, at the
letters that I have received from one end of
the Union to the other: even from the State
of Alabama I received letters saying that the
people there who knew me had no doubt of
SUMMARY OF MAYOR WILLIAMS REMARKS
T defy any man in the City of Portland to show that before my election I made any promises as to whom
I would appoint or as to what I would dD If I were elected Mayor; and I will make'no promise at this time to
anybody as to what I will do or what men I will appoint.
Every man who Is acquainted with me knows that I am opposed to gambling as much as any man In the
City of Portland, and when they tell you that I stand for an open town they know that they He.
While I was trying to put down gambling, and not with much success, for juries were constantly acquit
ting men when they were arrested and tried, the Council and the Executive Board had a secret meeting with
out my knowledge and consent, in which they decided to try this system of fining gamblers. I objected tj It.
but here was a question whether the city should be left in its dilapidated and disgraceful condition as it was
then or whether I should accept this programme, and I concluded it was my duty under the circumstances to
acquiesce in their action.
If I had refused, the responsibility would have been thrown upon me of having left the city In this mis
erable and wretched condition. . . . They all knew that I was opposed to gambling; I told them I was
opposed to It; they knew very well that I am no gambler; I never go into a gambling-house; I never bet a
cent even at a church fair.
I was "not responsible for inaugurating this system: I am responsible for acquiescing In the system.
. . . Every dollar was economically and judiciously used In improving the city. I tell you It was a temporary
expedient, nothing more.
It has been said that all those proceedings were in violation of law. Isay that all those -proceedings were
In strict conformity with law.
There was no understanding, no arrangement, no agreement, expressed or implied, between the city au
thorities and tho gamblers that they should have'the right to gamble.
If I never did anything more wicked in my-Ufe'than to secure a part of the Hlgotten gains of the gamblers
for the purpose of providing those n oble men (firemen) with comfortable quarters I shall be ready at the ju'dg
. ment scat to meet the Judgment of him who rewards according to deeds done In the body.
I am not Mayor to take-care of the morals of the city exclusively, I have to look after" the material interests
of the city. The preachers can take care of the morals, and I am perfectly willing they should.
I challenge any man In the City of Portland to point out any member of my cabinet, any man whom I have ap
pointed, who is grafting, or who has been guilty of a dishonest act.
There Is not a man in Portland that "has the courage to say that one of them (Executive Board) has done a
dishonest act since he has been a member of the Executive Board. '
. It Is a great deal easier to indulge In this slang-whanging and abuse and villlfication than to point out any spe
cific act. 0
This is the first time in the history of Portland, and I have lived here -40 years, when there has been no grafting
in the Police Department And I stand by him (Hunt) and defend him, and I will as long as I am responsible for his
tenure in office. ... And if any man can bring forward any proof whatever that Hunt, or any member of this ad
ministration, has been guilty of anything like grafting, I will decapitate him as quickly as I can exercise my power
to that end.
I have been persecuted and'hounded ever since I have been Mayor. A few Scotchmen who have come to he
United States to tell Americans how to .manage government affairs have been fighting me.
The preachers ... have pursued me with their lies; they put out false and lying circulars before the primary
election. . . . The time has now come for me to speak, and I say they are a pack of liars and scoundrels.
I claim that by -virtue of this nomination I am entitled, to the support of the Republicans 'of this city. ... If
this nomination . . . imposes no obligation upon the Republicans of this city to support the candidates nominated.
then this primary law is a farce and a failure . . . and we might as well go back to the old system of nominating
I am as able physically and mentally to perform the duties of this office as I ever was in my life.
If you see proper to re-elect me for the next two years. I will work as Industriously as I have for the last three
years to make this city what It ought to be the most beautiful and prosperous on the Pacific Coast.
I have not been sick a day since I have been Mayor. I have not missed a Council meeting. ... I have
never missed a meeting of those boards, ... It seems to me under these circumstances that I am not so old that
it is necessary to chloroform me or kick me out of office.
Members of the Liquor Dealers Association . . . have a right to support any candidate they choose . . . and
if they prefer me they only show their good sense. ... I did not solicit their support; there Is no understanding,
arrangement or agreement, expressed or Implied, between me and them.
One year ago the preachers and the Municipal League and gamblers and. saloon men and riff-raff of North Port
land united. . . . It was said that this unholy alliance was-simpiy aa indignant expression of the people of tha city
against the Republican machine.
Kb saaa has been injured or wronged by any defectiveness in the sewer (Tanner Creek); the people will not have
- to pay one dollar more . . . and there Is no occasion jew to deaeuace or- villlfy aaybedy with reference to It.
my Integrity and fidelity in the performance
of my duty as Mayor of this city.
Charges rreachers With Lie.
The preachers held a meeting one Sunday
afternoon, while I ' was at church. In the
Marquam Theater, and denounced me. The
meeting was held for the purpose of denounc
ing me on account of the Tanner-Creek sewer,
and In that way they have pursued me with
their lies; they put out faW and lying circu
lars before the primary election about me and
about my conduct as Mayor. I have paid no
j iKjf. '
Will Flther, Who Introduced the
Mayor at Last Night's Rally.
attention to them; I have not replied to them.
I have submitted In silence: but the time has
come now for me to speak, and I say they
are a pack of liars and scoundrels. (Pro
longed applause and cheers.)
Calls for Party Support.
I am the Republican candidate for Mayor
because I have been nominated by the Re
nubllcans of this city at a primary election
held on the 6th' day of this month. I claim
that by virtue of this nomination I am en
titled to the support of the Republicans of
this city. Possibly a nomination might be
made by the Republicans at a primary election
unworthy of their support; but in view of
the fact that I have held an executive. Judicial
and legislative office, among the highest In
the country, and In view of the fact that I
have lived in Oregon 52 years and have done
as much as any living man to promote Its
growth and prosperity; and in further vtew of
the fact that for three years I have teen
"Mayor of this city and have discharged the
duties of that office to the best of my Judg
ment and ability, I think I can claim without
egotlcm that the nomination of the Repub
licans was at least a respectable one. (Great
I made no effort to procure this nomina
tion: I organized no clubs. I Issued no cir
culars, I sent around no subscription papers;
I remained in my office attending to my du
ties, except that I did make a little speech
before the Toung Men's Regular Republican
Club, because It Indorsed my nomination: but
other than that, I remained In the perfor
mance of my official duties. Notwithstanding
the strenuous effort of my competitors, of
which I do not complain, I was nominated by
a targe majority.
Is Primary Law to Fall?
Now, if this nomination amounts to nothing.
If It imposes no obligation upon the Repub
licans of this city to support the candidate
nominated, then this primary law Is a farce'
and a failure. Thar, primary election cost tho
city of Portland $3S00. .1 have signed the
warrants to pay that amount as the expenses
of that election; and now, if it amounts to
nothing. If things remain Just as they were
without this primary election. If nobody Is
bound ty what took place at that time, then
this primary act might as well be repealed
and we might as well go back to the old sys
tem of nominating by conventions, which did
not cost the city one cent.
Some people object to me because I am an
old man. (Laughter.)
Voice Tou're- all right. (Applause.)
I know that I am an old man: I plead guilty
to that impeachment. But eo far as the ac
cumulation of years is concerned, I am as
able physically and mentally to perform the
duties of this office which I now hold as
I ever was in my life. (Great applause.) I
believe T have performed more work since I
have been Mayor than any half-dozen of my
predecessors In. office. "When I came Into
office It became necessary for me to appoint
every officer from the hlshest to the lowest
in this city, excepting those that- had been
elected by the people, consisting of several
hundreds; and of course It was necessary for
me to know the character and qualification
of those applicants for office.
No Question About Politics.
When these applicants eppeared before me.
as they are required to some befere ase so
that I may see aad ksew what sert of men
they are, I told them that I did not wast to
know what actios they had takea la the
preceding election, r knew that & large pro
portion of them had actively aad bitterly op
posed my election; but I said to thefeu "X
shall make that no question with me as to
your appointments; what I want to know is
whether you are men of good character and
possess the requisite qualifications for of
fice." I proceeded to make the appointments.
and I appointed about ax many rata In the
Fire DepaxtmeEt and Police Department, of
those who had voted, for Mr. laman as I did
of those who had favored my election; and
so far as the Mitchell or Slmoa men are con
cerned, 1 appointed just as many Simon men
as I did Mitchell mea; and It was my effort
at that time as far as possible to destroy
this foolish factional fight called the Simon
and the Mitchell fight. (Great applause.)
On Duty Every Day..
I have not been sick a day since I have
been Mayor. I have not missed a Council
meeting. I am chairman of the Executive
Board, the Health Board, the Park Board
and the Water Board. I have never missed
a meeting of those boards. I have presided
at meetings of sub-committees, and 1 have
taken no vacation, have not been absent
from the city more than a day or two at a
time, and then only to attend private busi
According to the charter I am allowed
$300 for a secretary. I have had no secre
tary, no stenographer. I have employed a
messenger boy for the city department, pay
ing him $25 a month out of that $900 and
the other $600 remains In the city treasury.
(Great applause.) I write my own letters,
attend to my own correspondence. Under
this new charter a great many legal ques
tions, arose. These questions all had to be
settled In addition to all the other business
that arose out of the numerous improve
ments that have been going on. 'It seems to
me, under vtheee. circumstances,' that I am
not so old that It is 'necessary to "chloroform
me or kick me out of office. (Laughter and
A voice You will get there. Judge, Just
Jib Deal With. Liquor Men.
Jjow, gentlemen, a great ado is made be
cause it Is said am supported by the
Wholesale- Liquor Dealers' Association, and
I am called "The Whisky Candidate." (Laugh
ter.) The members of this association are
free American citizens: they have a rit
to support any candidate they choose. I do
not know why they have net the same right
to support me that they have to support any
other candidate. They had a rlgt to make
their choice, and if they prefer me they only
show their good sense. (Prolonged laughter
Now, I want to say that I did not solicit
their support; thero is no understanding, ar
rangement or agreement, expressed or im
plied, between me and them. Their action Is
purely voluntary, and I presume it arises
out of the fact that the Municipal League has
been fighting me ever since I have been
Mayor, and at the same time fighting these
liquor men; and out of sympathy for me and
hostility to this Municipal League they are
my supporters now. (Great applause.)
Unholy Alliance Last Year.
Now, I will ask you, gentlemen, if this
Liquor Association had concluded to support
Mr. Lane If you would have heard anything
about a whisky candidate from the Municipal
League or Its representative? One year ago
the preachers and the Municipal League and
gamblers and saloon men and riff-raff of
North Portland united In support of the Demo
cratic candidate for Sheriff and for District
Attorney in this city. Our reverend gentle
men now; who are so much concerned about
the welfare of this city, took those loafers
from the North End of Portland to their
bosoms as a twin brother would take a
twin sister and co-operated with them In the
election; and was there anything said then
about the support of that ticket by those
men? Not a word; It was all right then, and
it was said that this unholy alliance was
simply a virtuous and indignant expression
of the people qf the city against the Republi
can machine, which they were pleased to
call the Republican party.
falsehoods In Scandal.
Tou have heard a great deal about scan
dals. They are largely manufactured for po
litical purposes, and the facts as to them are
The Mayor here reviewed the history
of the sewer contract, how the sewer had
been accepted by the Executive Board on
representations from City Engineer
Elliott that It was complete; how the ac
ceptance was rescinded when the defec
tiveness had been Investigated. The
I tried to have the City Council' appro
priate money enough to complete the sewer,
to be refunded out of assessments made
upon the property-owners for the purpose of
paying for the sewer. That Council de
clined to do. I then applied to the bonds
men of Rlner for money with which to com
plete the sewer. The money has been fur
nished, the sewer has been completed and Is
a better sewer, I am told by Captain Wanzer,
the engineer, than It would have been If it
bad been built according to the original
plans and specifications.
No Man Is Wronged.
I am one of the heaviest taxpayers in the
district to be assessed for the construction
of this sewer, and as much interested as
any man In the City of Portland In having
a gcod sewer there. The sewer as' now
completed will not cost the taxpayers of that
district one single. cent more than if It had
been originally accepted. No man has been
injured or wronged Dy any aeiectiveness in
the sewer; and there Is no occasion now to
denounce or villlfy anybody with reference
to it.- To be sure, Mr. Rlner was a delin
quent contractor, but could I prevent that?
Contractors of the city are frequently delln
quent; we have had great trouble all the
time with contractors for streets and sewers
ever since I have been Mayor in compelling
them to perform their contracts.
I am not responsible for what the Coun-
cllmen have done; they are elected by the
people. I am not responsible for what El
liott did; be was elected by the people. I am
responsible ' for what Captain Wanzer does
because I appointed him to succeed Elliott. I
know that he is one of the best engineers
that could have been selected. (Applause.)
There was another great hue and cry about
the Morrison-street bridge. The Legislature
passed an act providing for .$400,000 to be
borrowed for the construction of the Morri
son-street bridge. We have a magnificent steel
bridge, one of the best In the whole country.
and It is all paid for out of that $400,000,
Everything was conducted in an open, fair
and honest manner. But Instead of having
credit tor building this magnificent bridge.
which cost us a great amount of labor and
trouble, we have .been cursed and denounced
and abused because we paid too much for
the extras. Now. who knows that we paid
too much? Why, the newspaper men: they
know all about it. (Laughter and applause.)
We took the esUmate of the City Engineer;
we are not engineers; we have to depend
upon the engineer for estimates in respect to
such matters. We exercised our best Judg
ment with reference to the construction of
that bridge, and that Is all there Is to this
great scandal about the Morrison-street bridge.
With reference to the Front-street bridge.
which has Just been completed. It Is a mag
nlucent steel bridge. I opposed construction
of that bridge from the beginning. On First
street in South Portland there Is a steel
bridge 200 feet distant, and I did not believe
It tight to impose the unnecessary burden
upon the people in that district of building
two steel bridges. The Council determined
to build the bridge, and we had nothing to
do but to execute the bidding of the Council
A company called the Pacific Construction
Company, of Everett, put in a bid of $53,000,
and a San Francisco Company put In a bid
of $53,000. We accepted the lowest bid. but
subsequently representations were made to
us by the Everett Company that they had
made a mistake of $4000 in their bid and
that they could not construct the bridge for
$53,000-. The Engineer told us that the bridge
could not be constructed for $53,000. Eight
or ten other bids on this bridge ranged from
$60,000 up to $71,000, and upon the repre
sentations of the man who had made the
bid that he could not and would not go on
with the contract for $53,000. and upon the
representations made to ua by the City At
torney. we rejected this bid and accepted the
bid for $58,000.
When we rejected the bid we returned the
certified check, as we do In all such cases.
That baa occurred In hundreds of Instances
since I have fecen Mayer.
There was nothing, wrong, nothing con
cealed. The matter was referred to the City
Attorney, and St was talked and discussed
more than, a month, -and everybody had an
opportunity to see and. hear and. know what
was going on with reference to that Drtage.
The bridge has beea completed and Cap
tain "Waazer has certiSeiel to the Board that
it Ut a splendid 'piece of work and has bees'
completed according to the plans and speel
ftcatlens. The reason that we did net rejeet
all the bids aad advertise anew was because
tha other bids were so ranch higher that
we aaa no reason to expect that we could
get a lower bid than $58,898: besides, the
railroad company was trying to get out of
paying its proportion of the construction of
the Front-street bridge and we were appre
hensive, if we threw- the thing open again
by rejecting all the bids' and advertising tor
new bids that Mr. Swigert would simply file
an abandonment of his franchise,- and thus
throw the whole expense of building that
bridge upon the people in that vicinity.
No Personal Ends to Serve.
I have no personal ends to subserve aa
Mayor of this city; T do not want to build
up any personal party; I have no-future be
fore me; I have been a resident of this city
for almost 50 years. I am proud of the city.
X take great interest In all its 'institutions.
I am the president of some of them, and
connected with charitable societies and other
institutions, and I have been trying to the
best of my ability to promote the .interests
of the whole city, and to make it what it
ought to be the great commercial emporium
ot 'tKls great northwestern country. (Ap
plause.) How well I have succeeded let
If you ae proper to re-elect me as Mayor
of this city for the next two years I will
work as Industriously as I. Ji&ve for the
last three years to build up the interests of
this city, to improve It. andto make- it
what it ought to be, the most:bcautlful and
prosperous on the Pacific Coast., (Great
Mrs. John L Thurston arrived .yester
day from Washington and joined her
husband, ex-United States Senator Thurs
ton, at the Portland " L...
Cecil Clay, of Washington.' D. C
general agent of the Department of
Justice and of the Federal Penitentiary
Board, is. in the city.
Attorney N. D". Simon returned yester
day from a trip of several days to East
ern Washington. He says everybody is.
coming to the Exposition
During their stay In Portland. Comman
der Miss Booth, of the Salvation Army,
and her secretary were entertained at the
Imperial Hotel, and other members, of her
party at the Perkins and the Eaton.
NEW YORK, May 22.-(Special.)-North-
western people registered at New York
hotels today as follows:
From Portland D. L. Wertheimer, at
the Hotel Astor.
From Spokane R. B. Peterson, at the
From Seattle F. D. Serrell, and A. M.
Thoman, at the "Wolcott; G. R. "Wi-eeler,
at the Grand.
DAILY CITY STATISTICS
Edwin P. Brewster, 24; Bernice. Kist. 19.
John H. Tracey, 22; Ella Frances Miller. 22.
Hugh McConnlck. 44. Astoria; Lucy Fer
E. G. Katzung. 37; Florence Price. 30.
At 656 Sixth street. Portland. May 10. to
Mr. and Mrs. Ferraris Pietro. a son.
At 270 Sheridan street, Portland. May 16.
to Mr. and Mrs. Bruno Santoro. a son.
At 683 Harold street. Portland, .May 19.
to Mr. and Mrs. August E. Keehn.' a son.
At 427 Rodney avenue. Portland, May 8.
to Mr. and Mrs. , Burt F. Boyden,- a- daugh
At 667 Washington street, Portland. May 1.
to Mr. and Mrs. Burt R. Amend, a daughter.
At 1814 Second street, Portland,. ..May 12,
to Mr. and Mrs. Lem Wah. a daughter.
At 178 Sherman street, Portland, May 12.
to Mr. and Mrs. William T. Hart, a daugh
At 166 Nebraska street. Portland, May 19.
Ernest. Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Krumrey. a native of Portland, aged 20
At 934 East Ankeny street, Portland, May
20. Mariam. infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
George M. Shelden, a native of Portland,
aged 4 months and J6 days.
At 263 North Fifteenth street, Portland.
May 19, Mrs. Kate Anrys, a native of Ore
gon, "aged 25 years, 6 months and 10 days.
At 387 TamhilX street, Portland. May 20.
Mrs. Lizzie Wachsmlth. a native of Ireland,
aged 57 years.
At St. Vincent's Sanitarium, May 19. Yse
Wah. a native of China, aged 51 years.
At Lyle. Wash.. Mrs. Mary H. Phillips, a
native of Germany, aged 78 years. 4 months
and 20 days. Remains brought to Port
land for interment.
A. R. Smith, frame dwelling, corner Hood
and Meade streets: $950 y
Johnson & Frye, repair frame barn on Front
street, between Jefferson and Columbia; $250.
S. F. Angell, frame dwelling, on East Fif
teenth street, between Skidmore and Mason;
5. Tubesen. repair two-story frame lodging
house, on Third street, between Ash and
W. Morglnson. two-story frame dwelling, on
East Madison street, between Twenty-eighth
and Tweaty-nlnth; $2600.
"Lest AVc Forget" His Theme.
PORTLAND, Or., May 22. (To the Editor.)
Three years ago, when the moral reform
citizenship of this city was going wild over
Judge Williams, as candidate for Mayor, the
Prohibition, party, in convention assembled,
"A man of high character, as the candidate
of "a saloon-controlled party, does, not mark
the moral level ot that party; neither will he
control Its policy. Its level is marked and
Its policy will be dictated by the most corrupt
vote in the party necessary to Its success."
And now. after three years' experience. In
which the truth of this statement has been
overwhelmingly proven, we see, greatly to our
astonishment, this same moral vote, or a large
portion of it, again lining up for another "good
man" campaign. Will the moral voter never
learn that men do not gather grapes from
Republican thorns, or figs from Democratic
Three years ago the moral vote of the city
vented its wrath upon the Prohibitionists be
cause they refused to Join the procession then
singing "Hosanna to Judge Williams!" Now
we are under the condemnation of the same
moral vote because we refuse to Join in the
cry of "Crucify hlmji
Three years ago we were not in the least
disturbed by the railings of the righteous.
We are not disturbed now. We were -right
then this no one now denies. We are right
now. and this all will acknowledge sooner or
later. Mayor Williams Is a Republican, Dr.
Lane a Democrat. Both parties stand for
the license system, and license. Is but the
open door to . licentiousness and lawlessness.
We nave 30 saloons at the door of the Lewis
and Clark Fair, placed there by a Republican
administration, authorized by the votes of
Republican and Democratic Councllmen alike.
Is any one silly enough to suppose that they
will be removed or seriously Interfered with
by a Democratic Mayor backed by the same
sort ot a Council? Indeed, Dr. Lane has al
ready announced himself in public print aa
powerless in the presence of the "legally le
In the coming election the only possible way
for the moral vote ot the city to register its
convictions in a way that will be felt Is by
voting for the candidates of the Prohibition
party. This may be bitter medicine to take,
but the sooner we take it the sooner will we
get over what ails us. I. K. AMOS.
William Ziegler Seriously 111.
STAMFORD, Conn., May 22. William
Ziegler, the promoter of Arctic explora
tion, who was severely Injured several
months ago, is reported to be danger-
ously UL His physician remained Xitk
him tonight. Mr. Ziegler was throVn.
from a carriage last Fall and has never
recovered from the shock. His 15-year-old
son met with a serious accident
while riding a bicycle recently and it i3
believed that this fact may have caused
a set-back to Mr- Zieglers condition.
Turkey Smooths Down Roumania.
CONSTANTINOPLE,- May 22. The dis
pute between the governments of Rouma
nia and Turkey, following upon, the act
of the Vail of Yanlna, In arresting several
school inspectors in spite of . the 'Privi
leges1 given them by the ?brte, has" been