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PORTLAND, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1909.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
VOL. XLIX.-XO. 13,262.
OF ASTOR DIVORCE
KCMOR HAS MRS. JOHN" JACOB
LOVE ASKS WORLD
LEAVE HIM ALONE
LOST SHIP STIES
REEF IN DARKNESS
LOUIS HILL LOST
IN MONTANA WILDS
CITY TAX LEW IS
GUT TO 5 MILLS
BANKRUPT BROKER COMES
HUNTER KILLS ELK AND SAVES
HIM FROM STARVATIOX.
WEST TO MAKE FRESH START.
Dies, Aged 7Q.
LAST OF UNION COMMANDERS
Heart Disease Claims Veteran
of Many Campaigns.
SERVED ON PACIFIC COAST
Pioneers of Northwest Remember
Soldier Commander of De-
partment of the Colombia
and Indian Fighter.
BTTlLINriTON. Vt.. Oct. 2. General
Oliver O. Howard, teat of the Union com
manders of the Civil War, died suddenly
at his home here tonight of heart disease.
He was 79 years old.
Lest week General Howard was In On
tario delivering his lecture on "Abraham
Lincoln.' His last public appearance
was at London Saturday night.
On Monday he returned to his home
here and apparently was In his usual
Doctor Arrives Too Late.
Tonight he was attacked by heart
trouble and was dead when a physician
reached the house.
Including General Howard's services In
the Indian wars, he probably was in more
engagements than any other officer In
the United States Army.
To many of the pioneer residents of
the Pacific Northwest the life and move
ments of General Howard are familiar,
as they related to the early history of
the Oregon country. At the time of the
with the Nex Perce Indians In 1877-8.
General Howard for four years was com
mander of the Department of the Co
lumbia and directed the Government
forces against the redskins, who. under
the leadership of Chief Joseph, were
chased across the border into Canadian
Colonel Jackson In Campaign.
In that warfare, Colonel James Jack
son, of this city, who is a member of
Governor Benson's military staff, was
associated with General Howard in a
subordinate capacity hut assisted his chief
In the campaign when Chief Joseph and
his associates ' were driven Into British
miring the last SO years General Howard
frequently visited the Paciflo Coast. His
daughter. Mrs. Grace Howard Gray, wife
of Captain James JT. Gray, resides near
Mllwaukle. Mrs. Gray's daughter, Grace
Whitney Gray, was to have been married
November. S to Dr. C. M. Perkins, of
this city, but the wedding has been post
poned on account of the death of the
HOWARD' CAREER IX ARMY
Rose Rapidly In Rank During Cam-
I palgn In South.
Oliver Otis Howard was born on a
Maine farm in 1SS0. Jitter graduating
from Bowdoln College in 1850. he entered
the United States Military Academy. He
graduated fram that Institution fourth In
the class of I'M. and was assigned to the
rd nance department with the brevet rank
Bf Second Lieutenant. He served under.
Geenral Harney during the Indian cam
paign in Florida. Following his service
in the South, Howard" was made First
Lieutenant' and went to tVest Point as
acting instructor of mathematics. At the
outbreak of the Civil War, Lieutenant
Howard offered his services to the Gov
ernor of his native state. He was made
Colonel of the Third Regiment, Maine Vol.
Services Win Promotion.
For distinguished service during the
battle of Bull Run, July 2V, 1&61, he was
created Brigadier-General of Volunteers.
General Howard took a prominent part
In the movement toward Rappahannock
in the Spring of 1SS2, after which he was
transferred to Pennsylvania, where he
participated in the advance against Rich
mond. While leading his brigade In a charge
against the Confederate troops at Fair
Oaks on May 31." le. General Howard
was twice wounded in the right arm. He
was in the Pope campaign in Virginia and
participated in the second battle of Bull
Run. He commanded the 'rear brigade
during the retreat from Centervllle to
Washington,-and .also took part, in the
lighting at Fredericksburg.
Congress Recognizes Merit.
In November, 1SR2, he was promoted to
the rank of Major-General of Volunteers,
and In the following Spring succeeded
General Frani Slgel. leading, the Eleventh
Army Corps In the battles of Chancellors
vllle and Gettysburg. General Howard's
corps was thanked by Congress for Its
work during the throe days lighting at
Gettysburg. Ha fought through the
Lookout Valley and gained distinction for
. services under General Grant In the bat
tle of Chattanooga.
When General McPherson fell at At.
lanta, command of the Department of the
Tennessee was turned over to General
Howard, and he formed the right of Gen
eral Sherman's army during the famous
march through Georgia. For his service
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Greatest Secrecy Maintained Hus
band Goes Yachting as Wife
Returns From Europe.
NEW YORK. Oct. 28. Reports that Mrs.
John Jacob Astor has brought suit for a
legal separation from her husband and
Colonel John Jacob Astor were neither
denied nor affirmed today by C H. Young,
who is said to have been appointed a ref
eree In the case. .
Mrs. Astor Is said to be represented by
John H. Caldwell, of the firm of Strong,
Caldwell & Co., and Mrs. Aft or' a attor
ney Is said to be Lewis C. Ledyard. The
greatest secrecy Is maintained.
Colonel Astor Is at present on board his
yacht Nourmahal, cruising in Cuban wa
ters. He left New York three days be
fore Mrs. Astor returned from Europe on
October IS last.
The reported suit came as a great sur
prise to society. Mrs. Astor was Miss Ava
Willing, daughter of Edward a Willing,
of Philadelphia. She was married to
Colonel Astor in 1S91. The couple have
MATRIMONIAL TANGLE, THIS
Uncle Becomes Stepfather to
ORHOON CITY, Or., Oct. 28. (Special.)
In the office of County Clerk Greenman
this afternoon a marriage license was Is
sued to Mabel Whitney Wright and TEL A.
W.rlght. both of this county. Mrs. "Wright
was formerly the wife of Robert Wright,
a brother of E. A. Wright, and Robert
Wright accompanied his brother to the
courthouse and made the necessary affi
davit before the license could be secured.
Mrs. Wright was divorced from Robert
Wright six months ago. E. A. Wright,
who today married his .brother's former
wife, is also divorced, his first wife
having been Olive Whitney, a sister to
the wife he married today.
Mrs. Robert Wright has . two children,
and the courthouse officials are wonder
ing what relation these children are to
their new father, besides his being an
uncle and a stepfather to them. Such
a matrimonial tangle was never before
exhibited In the Clackamas County court
LOGGERS FIGHT TORRENT
MHIpond Dike Breaks and Five
Lives Are Endangered In Flood.
NORTH YAKIMA, Wash., Oct 26. (Spe
cial.) Millions of feet of logs and the
water contained In the 30-acre pond of
the Cascade Lumbe Company rushed
through a 50-foot break In the dike at
the mill early this morning, carrying with
It five logdrtvers .In a. swirling torrent
that swept down the Yakima River,
flooded the plant of the Yakima Packing
Company, threatened the new Moxee
bridge and ruined muoh farm laml.
The men all escaped with their lives
after battling in the angry waters, and
Frank Leete was carried over 200 feet
In the Jumble of logs before he was res
cued by the heroic daring of his mates.
Estimate of the loss can hardly be
made, at this time, for aside from the
property damage, shortage of logs will
probably necessitate a partial closing of
the Cascade mill and a loss of orders.
DITCHES YIELD BIG TROUT
Farmers "Catch" Fish, by Wagon
Load When Water Is Shut Off
HERMISTON. Or., Oct. 26. (Special.)
Wagonloads of trout were taken from
the Hermlston ditches when the water
was turned ofT at the close of the sea
son, thus Indicating that the Government
Ash screens are ineffective.
Every family In the settlement was
well supplied with trout as a result of
the big "catch," and because meat, mar
kets sold -the fish out of season the
proprietors were fined $25 each. . Hotel
keepers were also arrested by a deputy
game warden, who Insisted on a fine be
cause trout were served to guests.
Many of the farmers who found the fish
In their own ditches salted down the
trout for future use.
DIES WHEN DOGS FIGHT
Woman Frightened to Death by See
ing Canine Encounter.
SAN DIEGO, Cal.. Oct. 26. (Special.)
Mrs. Sunny Patrlwoski, 40 years old,
was frightened to death today by wit
nessing two dogs fighting. When she
heard her own pet fighting a strange
canine which had entered her yard, she
rushed out to rescue her dog.
She saw the strange dog seize her own
pet and the sight caused her to reel
over backwards. Her husband assisted
her to the house, where she soon ex
pired. A physician hastily called pronounced
her death due to heart failure, brought
on by fright
ROBBER LOOTS PESTHOUSE
Thief Walks Where Wise Men. Fear
to Tread in Cheyenne.
CHEYENNE. Wyo., Oct. W.-Robberv
of the pesthouse was the charge to which
Frank Kowalakes "pleaded guilty In court
Not -only did Kowalakes carry off the
furniture and carpets, but even loaded
the stoves on a wagon and conveyed the
stuff to a second-hand man.
Kowalakes said he found the door open
and took possession. He was bound over
In bonds of 11000.
Assassin Boasts Deed
Done for Corea;
THREE SHOTS HIT STATESMAN
Sinks Dead at Harbin When
About to Meet Kokovsoff.
PLOT ATTAINS SUCCESS
Murderer and Two Companions Are
Arrested, Making No Effort to
Escape Tragedy Prevents
HARBIN. Oct 26. As .Prince Hirobumi
Ito, president - of the Japanese Privy
Council, alighted from his train today
and advanced across the platform, smil
ing and bowing, to meet M. Kokovsoff
the Russian Finance Minister, half a
dozen revolver shots were fired In quick
succession by a Corean in the crowd.
Three of them struck Prinoe Ito and at
the second he fell unconscious. He died
20 minutes later.
A panic resulted from the fusillade and
when It had subsided. It was found tbat
Prinoe . Ito's privato secretary received
a bullet, as did Japanese Consul-General
Kawakan and General Manager Tanaka
of the South Manchurlan RaHway, who
had moved closer to the Prince as the
firing began. It is thought that these
three are not mortally wounded.
Assassin Glories in Deed.
The assassin was not hard to locate, as
he stood defiantly In the crowd, revolver
in hand. He proved to be a Corean, and,
with two companions of the same nation
ality, boasted-of a conspiracy to take the
life of the former Resident-General of
Corea in satisfaction for the alleged
tyranny of the Prince over the Coreans.
As the police pounced upon the three
Coreans, the one who did the shooting
"I came to Harbin for the sole purpose
of assassinating Prince Ito to avenge my
None of the three Coreans attempted to
escape. The assassin, while claiming to
have been Inspired by a patriotic motive
and to believe that Japan's wrongs to
Coreans justified his act, admitted under
examination that he had a personal
grudge against the Japanese statesman
who, while Resident General in Corea, had
caused the, execution of several of the
Many Coreans In Crowd.
It had been supposed the protection for
the Prince was adequate, but the police
stated later that they were unable to dis
tinguish the Coreans among the many
Japanese who had been admitted to the
railway station to welcome the Prince.
The Russian police stated that Japanese
Consul-General Kawakan had requested
them to permit entrance to the station
of all Japanese "who sought admittance.
A great crowd gathered, among them the
three Coreans whose nationally passed
undetected. . '
Prince Ito had com; to Harbin to meet
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J TOO GOOD FOR HOME CONSUMPTION f
Separated From Wife, Condemned
by World, He W"ill Begin
CHICAGO, Oct. 26. (Special.) Dis
heartened over the unhappy outcome of
his financial and domestic affairs, Sid
ney C. Love, former broker and social
leader, now separated from his wife, who
was Miss Marjorle Burnea, Is speeding
west today on a Chicago & Northwestern
train in search of a new field In which
he can begin another career.
He said that be had been condemned
by the world for everything but murder
and that he wanted to get away and start
his life anew.
"I am like a wandering nomad of the
desert; I do not know where I shall go;
or what I shall do," he said. In a choked
"Do you know whether your wife is
planning to sue you?"
"I must plead ignorance. I have not
heard from Mrs. Love for some time.
That is a matter that Is sacred to me.
Place yourself In my position. I have
been convicted of everything but murder.
i m going to try to buna my lite over
again. It's going to be a hard battle.
but if they'll only let me alone, I'll come
out all right."
"I don't know where I shall finally lo-
"i no biuu vuiuiu leaving. x may
go to Seattle or San Franeisco or some
other place I cannot - tell. All that
ask Is that the world leave me alone.'
MRS. C. W. KING RUN OVER
Wife of Department Store Proprietor
Injured by Auto.
Mrs. C. W. King, of 423 Pacific street.
wife of .C W. King, vice-president of the
firm of Olds, Wortman & King, was run
down by an automobile late yesterday
afternoon as she alighted from a Russell.
Shaver car at Grand and Holladay ave
nues. The car did not pass entirely over
her body, but was stopped after she was
knocked down. Mrs. King was not seri
ously, though painfully injured.
The car was owned by George W.
Evans, an automobile agent, and Is said
by Sergeant of Police" Smith, who made
an ' Investigation, to have been driven by
him. Evans, it Is declared by the officer,
violated the traffic ordinance by attempt
ing to pass between a streetcar and the
curb ' while passengers were alighting
and Smith will this morning swear out
warrant for him. According to the of
ficer, Evans did not stop after striking
Mrs. Klng but backed his machine and
continued down town.
Mrs. King was badly bruised and her
clothing was torn in several places. She
was. picked up by friends and carried to
MEXICAN TOWNS FLOODED
T,wo Lives Lost and Property Suffers
In High Water.
MEXICO "CITY, Oci 26. At least two
lives lost and damage of 5,000,000 pesos
to crops, grain and fine hardwoods re
sulted from yesterday's cloudburst in the
State of Tabasco, according to Informa
tion received tonight.
Five hundred families are homeless In
Atasta alone. Other cities and towns in
undated are HuinagulUo, Tenosique, Ja
lapa, Tlacotalpam. Tlapa, Santa Rosa
and a number of smaller villages along
the Mescalpa River. .
The towns of Balacan, Carmen, Pall
zada and Santa Rita In the Valley of
the Usumadinta River, are badly damaged.
GOOD FOR HOME CONSUMPTION
' ' ; . i
Twenty Lives Lost Off
BOAT LOAD IS STILL MISSING
Captain and Seamen Leave in
Small Craft Believed Lost.
LIFESAVERS RESCUE SIX
Part of Crew Clings to Sinking Ves
sel Until Help Arrives First
Raft Launched Capsizes in
'Sea Fonr Passengers.
EASTPORT. Me., Oct 26. Twenty lives
and perhaps more were lost today In the
destruction' on shallow Seal Cove of the
steamer Hestla, bound from Glasgow for
Bt John and Baltimore. Four of the
victims, jxung Scotch boys, were passsn-
gers and the others were members of the
crew. Captain Newman and 20 or more
of the crew were last seen In a ship's
boat, tossing on the. stormy sea.
Of the 40 persons who were aboard the
steamer when she plied on the shoal
early today only six are positively known
to have been saved.
Lifesavers Rescue Six.
They were forced to cling to the wreck.
shifting their precarious positions as trie
steamer was tossed by the seas. It was
not until S P. M. that llfesavers were
able to man their boats and reach the
Those known to be saved are:
Third Mate Stewart, Second Engineer
Morgan and Seamen Keene, McKenzie,
Smith and McVickar.
A northeasterly gale is said to have
been responsible for the Hestia's .fate,
although It is partly due to the man at
the .wheel, who, believing he had seen
Gannel Rock light, while really discern
ing the gleams of a lighthouse on Ma-
chlas Seal Island, several miles south
west, steered the ship many miles off her
Crash Comes in Darkness.
The sailors of the middle watch had
been out -of their bunks an hour and all
others except the navigating officer were
stowed in bunks or hammocks when the
crash came, an hour after midnight.
In the belief that he was leaving Grand
Manan on the port tack and following
the usual course to St. John, the navi
gating offllcer sought the distinguishing
marks of that route. But they were not
to be seen. Instead, the steamer was
heading for Seal Cove, between Gannel
Rock and Machlas Seal Island, over seas
which barely covered a treacherous bot
tom of shoals.
Lifeboat Lost In Sea.
It was on one of these' that the vessel
Three lifeboats were swung from the
deck, but one dropped into the sea and
Then preparations were made to pre
vent a similar mishap. Into another boat
were placed the four boys and more than
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Great Northern President Has An
other Rough Experience
LIBBY, Mont, Oct. 28. (Special.) Louis
W. Hill, president of the Great Northern
Railroad, has just undergone another try
ing experience, being compelled to live
four days solely upon elk meat. Last
month, while automoblling from Helena
to Great Falls, he was mistaken for
tramp when the machine broke down,
and compelled to sleep in a haystack, a
farmer refusing him lodging.
Mr. Mill was visiting the proposed
Glacier National Park with a photograph
er and others and got separated from his
party. He met a hunter and engaged his
services to escort him out Neither had
any food, but they found an abandoned
camp and secured some bread. The
hunter killed an elk and for four days
this was their sole ration. The elk meat
was cooked in as many different way
as possible without utensils.
They finally 'reached Belton. where Mr,
iu was picked up and brought to this
place, none the worse for his experience.
PITCHER FELLS DETECTIVE
uitzgerald Knocks Down Kripp
When He Draws Gun.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Oct. 26. (Spe
ciai.j jack Fitzgerald, pitcher on the
Sacramento Coast League team, worsted
Police Detective Fred Kripp, brother of
Ed. Kripp, California sportsman and
baseball manager, early this morning
when the officer, while Intoxicated, drew
his gun and held It in the ballplayer's
face with threats to kill him.
The trouble resulted from Kripp's tak
ing offense at Fitzgerald's Jibes about a
local political fight. When Kripp whjpped
a gun in Fitzgerald's face, the latter
floored the officer with a blow to the
face. Bystanders pulled Fitzgerald away
and piSked up the gun. Kripp is likely
to lose his position on the police depart
STORM BATTERS STEAMER
Whittier Encouners Heavy Seas ' in
Crossing Columbia Bar.
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26. The oil
steamship Whittier, Captain Seamone,
which arrived at San Pedro today from
the Columbia River, had a rough ex
perience crossing the bar in the Colum
bia River on October 21, and sustained
damage to the extent of several thou
Heavy seas were encountered, life
boats were washed overboard and the
cabin smashed. The Whittier will make
two trips to San Diego from this port
with oil and will then proceed to San
Francisco to be placed on the drydock
for repairs. '
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 61
degree; minimum. 43 degrees.
TODAY'S Pair. followed by Increasing
cloudiness; - easterly winds.
Ti-in.A Ttn murdered at Harbin Tailroad sta
tion bv Corean. tn ho is captured and
boasts of deed. Page 1.
Probable effect of Ito's death on Japanese
relations with powers. Page 1.
Cr and King Victor agree on poller In
Balkans. Pug 5.
Speaker Cannon balks St Taft's plan to Issue
river and harbor bonds. Page 2.
Hearst gets decision -cutting Democratic
candidates oft Independent ticket. Page 3.
New York campaign made strenuous by
Hearst's candidacy. Page 3.
Suter makes affidavit 'ook did not reach
summit of Mount Mck.inley. Page 5.
Steamer Hestia wrecked oft Maine Coast
and 20 lives lost. Page 1.
Steel Trust increases dividend on common
stock. Page .J.
Rumor that Mrs. John J. Astor has applied
for dlvcrce. Page 1.
James McMahon confesses murder of A an
fUigen family at h.ansas city, page .
C M. I.evoy resigns from Northern Pacific
and la elected vice-presiaent or ves:ern
pacific. Page 4.
Sidney Love starts west to begin life again.
General O. O. Howard, who fought Indiana
in Northwest. Oles. page i.
James J. Hill speaks to farmers. Page 0.
Const Leairue scores: Portland 9. Los Ange
les 1; Sacramento J. uaKiana u; v ernon
4. San Francisco 4. Page i.
Johnson tells how he expects to knock out
jerrriea. fage o.
Big league players to play ' two games In
Portland. Page 7.
First boxing bouts under new. regime In
Portland are tame. Page 5.
Collegy? experts toll Eastern Oregon farmers
how to conserve moisture. Page o.
Albany apple fair will open today. Page S.
Cooa Bay people believe Chicago & North
western is benina raliroaa activity in
Southern Oregon. Page 0.
Dr. McClure insists Portland health officer
must take responsibility lor pure mllK
supply. Page y.
LoeaJ option law again upheld by Supreme
Court- Page 8.
Commercial and Marine.
Eastern cash wheat markets lower. Page 19.
Speculation In stocks Is checked. Page 19.
Tltanla clears with grain cargo bringing
total for month to good figure. Page .IS.
Opening of export hop market near at hand.
Portland and Vicinity.
Mayor Simon announces annual budget, cut
ting, city tax levy to 5 mills. Page 1.
Ralph Modjeski is selected as engineer to
construct Broadway bridge. Page 13.
H. C. Bowers to lease the Seward Hotel, buy
. adjoining site and build 14-etory hostelry.
W. Cooper Morris, cashier of wrecked Oregon
Trust, now perfectly willing to testify.
Two coimterfeiter caught redhanded by
police, with their Implements. Page 14.
Council committee votes to sell S300.000
dock bonds at once. Page 11.
Northern Pacific will have to defend title to
lands granted. Page 12.
Linn County lawyers accused of getting law
passed to block woman's suit for libel.
Page 13. .
Three hotels give 1.100 each to' Rose Festival
fund. Page 10.
Charles N. Crittenton, social worker, says
restricted district la beat olaa. sa A 1
Mayor's Budget Ready
for Council Today.
EXPENSES PUT AT $1,956,316
Simon Also Would Start Fund
to Meet Bonded Debt.
BURNER IS TO BE BUILT
Message Promiftes Garbage Crema
tory Without Bond Issue Men
and Equipment Are Added in
Several Departments. .
FEATTRJES OF MAYOR'S BUDGET
Reduces, tax levy from 6.6 mills to
S mills. f
Recommends creation of fund to
meet bonded debt Interest.
Recommends additional men and
equipment for several departments.
Refuses to sanction additional po
Declares sale of bonds unnecessary
for garbage . crematory.
Favors parks and boulevards sys
tem, by gradual work.
Recommends chemical laboratory
and chemist for City Engineer.
Total proposed expenditures for
Reduction of the city tax levy from,
6.6 mills to 6 mills, the creation of a
sinking fund with which to pay rf)IT the)
bonded Indebtedness of the municipality
and a recommendation that no bonds be)
sold for the construction of the proposed
'garbage crematory comprise the most
salient features of Mayor Simon,'s annual
budget for 1910, filed with City Auditor'
Barbur yesterday afternoon. It will be
submitted to the Council this morning,
and will probably be referred to the ways
and means committee for consideration.
The budget throughout Is characteristic)
of the shrewd business man, anxious to
prune every item to the limit, vet care
fully providing an ample revenue to guar
antee the efficiency of every department.
By the levy of 5 mills, recommended, a
total of il.956,316.80 will be derived for ths
operation of the several branches of ths
Sinking Fund Is Needed.
Mayor Simon strongly recommends the
creation of a sinking fund, with which
to pay off the bonded Indebtedness. Ho
asks for a levy of .2 mill for this pur
pose, lie assures tne council mat mere
will be ample funds with which to build
the proposed garbage crematory without
selling any of the bond Issue of $160,000,
voted for the purpose. He also declares
himself In favor of a system of boule-
varas to connect tne many pants ac
quired already, but says this Improve
ment work should extend over a period of
Tl e Mayor assures the Council that he
has carefully considered all of the esti
mates that were submitted by the heads
of the various departments and that.
with- the reductions recommended by
him, a 5-mill levy will produce sufficient
revenue, based on the assessed valuation
of the municipality, to maintain proper
efficiency in all branches.
Police Force Is Increased.
The Mayor says he recognizes that, in
rapidly growing city like this, men
and equlp-nent must be added from year
to year to carry forward the great vol
ume of business, but he vigorously op
poses some of the recommendations made
by department heads for more men.
However, he asks the Council to grant
additions of both men and equipment in
some of the departments. In ths Tollca
Department he refuses to sanction the
request for more detectives, although he
does sanction the addition of three ser
geants and 16 patrolmen.
Much additional equipment and 16 mor
men are recommonded for the Street
Cleaning Department, owing to the plans
that are maturing for greatly Increased
work in that line next year. City light
ing is given much attention, 1115,000 being
recommended for that purpose.
Three Important Features.
"I consider that the matters of reduc
tion in the tax levy, the creation of a
sinking fund tc liquidate bonded Indebted
ness and the fact that we will build the
garbage crematory without the sale of
bonds, to be the most Important Items In
the budget," said Mayor Simon. "I want
to conduct the city business as I do my
own,, and I think any good business man
will acknowledge that some means should
be provided for meeting bonded Indebt
edness and for paying these obligations
off as they fall due. Heretofore, no such
provision has been made. I take great
pleasure in being able to recommend a
nou.ble reduction in the levy over this
year's levy, for I feel that the people
ar mUch burdened by taxes."
Following Is the Mayor's budget In full:
lull Text of Budget.
Portland. Or.. Oct. 28. 1909.
To the Council: .
Section 2S5 of the charter recfulrei the
several officers, commissioners, boards and
departments of the city to prepare and file
with the Auditor an estimate of the ex
penses and disbursements for the ensuing
year of their respective offices, commissions.
boards and departments, and from such
estimate the Mayor must prepare his annual
budget and submit same to the council.
When the city charter was enacted. It was
1 A k