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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, TITTJUSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1909-
H HUT F
Long Adverse Use of Morrison
Is Point Raised by
CLAIM MAY BLOCK CITY
Dedication of Thoroughfare From
Nineteenth to Washington Is
Not Shown by Record.
That by adverse possession ami by be
ing adverse users for a period exceeding
ten years, various -property owners in
occupation of land on the surveyed line
of Morrison street from Nineteenth
treet to Washington street, hare estab
lished a claim that the city will find It
impossible to set aside. Is declared by a
number of Portland attorneys.
In the Oregon reports there do not ap
pear to be any cases recorded affecting
the question of the occupancy by adverse
users of city streets, but there have been
decisions In favor. of .the persons who
nave adversely occupied county roads.
There are also decisions putting city and
county highways on the same legal
Following and In view of these deci
sions, the State Legislature in 19S
passed an act defining the powers of the
county with regard to county roads. This
act definitely established the rule that
the rights of cities and towns within the
State of Oregon to land dedicated to or
otherwise acquired. for the public use for
streets, parks, etc., shall not be extin
guished by any adverse possession, how
ever long continued.
This act. however, is not retroactive
and while It will apply to any situation
: that may arise subsequent to 1903. it
; does net apply to conditions arising prev
ious to that date. In the case of the
'Morrison-street property, occupation was
well and thoroughly 'defined more than
ten years prior to 1903.
Dedication Is Kequired. .
A farther decision is that a highway
may only be established by dedication
and usage,' and although for a period of
ten years it may be established by user
alone, there does not appear to be any
recorded case of a highway elng es
tablished by dedication alone.
While county records. 1J is stated, stow
that Morrison street was dedicated from
Nineteenth to Washington, there Is so far
an absence of records that would show
th dedication had ever been availed of
by the city, and several old Inhabitants,
who remember the dedication, say that,
to their knowledge, Morrison street waa
never used as a highway from Nineteenth
to Washington street. Under these cir
cumstances, opinion has It that the oc
cupants of the property are secure In
Old city records, recently resurrected,
tend to show that Morrison street from
-Nineteenth- to Washington waa dedicated
in 169, but there are no records of oc
cupation by the public. In this con
nection court decisions rule the passing
of several vehicles is not general usage.
The board of viewers recently appoint
ed to view the property has recommended
that the city open up Morrison street,
at a cost of approximately J2M.000. com
pensation to be awarded the occupants
of Morrison streets between the points
mentioned, and It Is with the idea of as-'
certalnlng the legality of the assessments
that will be levied on Morrison-street
property owners and on Washington
street owners up to Twenty-third street,
that the city records have been delved
Owners Oppose City.
' To relieve the heavy traffic on lower
Washington street the city has for sev
eral years been endeavoring to open up
Morrison street west to Washington, but
Jt has been opposed In this by a number
of the property-owners- on the plat of
the proposed extension. Those owning
'property, or who claim to be the owners
thereof, between Nineteenth street and
Washington, on the plat of Morrison
- P. W. Leadbetter, I.ewis Russell, Percy
Blyth, Multnomah Amateur Athletic Club,
C. G. Ellison, Security Savings Trust
Co.. Hlbernla Bank. Angus McOregor,
Pierre P. Perry and the King estate.
. In the famous Douglas County road
case Judge McArthur held that under the
principles of common law a road or high
way may be established by dedication
and user. He further held that there
was nothing In the road laws of Oregon
rendering these principles Inapplicable.
A decision by Chief Justice Moore in
lf?7. reversing a decision by Judge J. C.
Fullerton. of Lincoln Coutlty, is to the
effect that the uninterrupted obstruction
of a county road for more than ten years
Is a full bar to the rights of the public,
on the grounds of adverse possession, and
further that this decision Is still valid,
even though some few persons have been
permitted to drive along the county road
after the obstruction was placed. At the
close of this decision the Chief Justice
perpetually enjoined the defendants from
trespassing on the buildings the plaintiff
had erected on the road.
More definite than any other was the
decision of Justice Wolverton in Bayard
vs. the Standard Oil Company. Judge
' Wolverton held that user by the general
public, for the period prescribed by the
statute of limitation, beyond which action
for the recovery of real property cannqt
be maintained, will establish an. ease-
, . 9 tl. Mihlln That th& naa
must be continuous and uninterrupted,
and substantially by way of a certain
and well-defined line of travel, for the
entire travel was the crux of the Judge's
decision, which he backed up by quota
tions from numerous cases, jn many of
which the state was either plaintiff or
A prominent attorney said last night
that unless there was a specific case in
which differentiation was made between
the cKy and the state or county. It would
appear that the cases quoted would also
apply in the matter of the Morrison
EL P. Weir, a cattleman of Salem, Is
at the Perkins.
A. Wllhelm, a prominent miller of Mon
roe, Or., Is at the Imperial.
J. W. Anderson, a capitalist of Tacoma,
Wash., is a guest of the Portland.
R. M. Dooley, a prominent banker of
Forest Grove, Or., is at the Seward.
A. M. Crawford. Attorney-General of
the State of Oregon, Is at the Imperial.
W. L. Whltmore, a popular horseman
of Chicago, is registered at the Cornelius.
Judge Robert Kakln, of the Supreme
Bench at Salem", is a guest at- the Im
perial. C. D. Gabrlelson. well known In the in
surance circles at Salem, is , at the
Mr. &nd Mrs. X. M. Shannon, of Grand
Rapids, Mich., have a suite at the Se
ward. D. M. Nayberger, a well known mer-
chant of McMinnville, is registered at the
R. A. Koser, of the State Insurance De
partment at Salem. Ms registered at the
C. Gilbert, manager of the Butler An
nex Hotel, Seattle, is a guest at the
George Countzel. a well known machin
ery merchant of Seattle, is registered at
Mr and Mrs. Lippincott. prominent
residents of Philadelphia, have a suite
at the Oregon.
E. F. Gaffney, proprietor of the new
Seattle" Hotel. Seattle, Wash., is regis
tered at the Oregon. - -
F. M. Saxton and John L. Rand, prom,
lnent attorneys of Baker City, are regis
tered at the Portland. '
Lvman' RounseveC a popular hntelman
of Santa Barbara, Cal.. is a guest of the
management of the Perkins. j
Mrs. Florence Roberts, of Chittendan,
Cal.. prominently identified with rescue
work in Pacific Coast cities, Js at the
J. R. Shaw and wife, of Astoria, and
Mrs. J. A. Shaw, of Albany, his' mother,
are In the city on a Christmas shopping
tour. They are guests of the Imperial.
J. F. Farley, assistant general manager
of the Pacific Coast division of the Thiel
Detective Service Company, with head
quarters at San Francisco, is registered
at the Perkins.
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Metier, of Brook
field, Wash., have a suite at the Port
land. Mr. Megler is spending several
days In the city in the Interest of his
William A. Pinkerton." president of the
Plnkerton Detective Agency, with head
quarters at Chicago, was a guest of the
Portland yesterday. He left last even
ing for San Francisco.
A. D. Short, chief clerk of the Rainier
Grand Hotel. Seattle, Is spending several,
days In this city. During his sojourn
here he Is the guest of Messrs. Wright St
Dickinson, 'managers of the Oregon
D. C. Inverarity. a prominent theatrical
man of Seattle, arrived In the city yes
terday to attend the funeral of Jnmea
H. Brrickson, manager of the Orpheum
Theater, who died suddenly Tuesday
morning. Mr. Inverarity Is registered at
CHICAGO. Nov, 17. (Special.) Ore
gon people at Chicago hotels:
From Portland F. P. Kendall, J. P.
Vanhuffel, A. W. Arnold, at the Great
GILLIS CRIES FRAUD
SOT IS BEGIN' AGAINST ' COBJi
Plaintiff Alleges That After Buying
Mount Hood Railroad Stock, Its
Value Was Curtailed.
Unlawful collusion and fraud on the
prfrt of S. B. Cobb and C. W: Notting
ham In the organiaztion of the Klectric
Development Company,, are charged by
R. C. Glllis and the Mount Hood Rail
way & Power Company In a suit
brought yesterday In the State Circuit
W. B. Cobb, a brother of 8. B. Cobb,
and Irving Nottingham, son of C. W.
Nottingham, -are made defendants to
the suit, as well as (J. W. Kllppel. Gil
lls is vice-president of the Mount Hood
corporation, a director, member of the
executive committee and stockholder,
as Js S. B. Cobb. C. W. Nottingham is
a director and stockholder, and the
other defendants are stockholders.
According to Glllis. he purchased 14,
ZHO shares of Mount Hood stock from
Cobb. Nottingham and other stockhold
ers on January 15 last, paying 146,850
therefor. Between the time he secured
the option on this stock and the time
of purchase,-Glllis alleges, S. B. Cobb
unlawfully conspired with his brother,
the Nottinghams and Kllppel to secure
part of the land, water rights and prop
erty of the Mount Hood company. In
that way depreciating-the value bf the
Mount Hoo stock. . In furtherance of
this alleged scheme, it Is charged that
the Electric Development Company was
organized laft April and W. B. Cobb
posted a notice on Mount Hood corpora
tion property saying he Intended to ap
propriate 60.0fl0 miner's Inches of water
from the Sandy River, In Clackamas
County, near Frog Rock. The amount
to be taken. according to the notice,
was 90,000 cubic feet a minute.
It was proposed, says Glllis. to con
struct three reservoirs for this water,
and to use It for electric power. The
Electric Company is alleged to be now
diverting this water, casting a cloud
over the Mount Hood company's title.
Cobb and Nottingham are alleged to be
the prime movers In what Is termed by
Glllis an unlawful enterprise. He asks
an Injunction restraining them from
continuing the use of the water, and
-from disposing. t their property, and
also- wants the title to Mount Hood
prdperty cleared, as he says he now
owns 13,627 shares In this corporation.
The persons from whom Gillls says
he purchased' Mount Hood stock are:
C. W. Miller. S000 shares. S000: C. W.
Pallett. 2700. $8500: S. B. Cohb, 1850.
$7500: C. W. Nottingham, ISfiO. $4600;
Charles C. Woodcock, 1700. $6500; C.
B. James, 300. $1000; J. C.-Williams, 300,
$1000; E. B. Colwell, 1050, $3000; George
L Colwell. 750. $2860: Samuel Conneil.
Bio. $1450: Richard Conneil. 150. $450:
L. E. Swetland. 150, $500: O. S. Cutler,
300. $1000: J. A. Wilson. 150. $500.
PARTNER AIDS CONVICTION
Saloonkeeper Sent to Jail for Theft
' From Drunken Alan-
Peter Grijinski, a saloonkeeper at First
and Madison streets, .was convicted of
larceny on two charges yesterday morn
ing in the Municipal Court, and was
sentenced to six months In the County
Jail on one charge and to three months
on the second charge. Grljinskl's part"
ner in the saloon, Gus Janzik, was the
comnlalnant in the most serious case, in
which the defendant was found guilty of"
robbing Harry Boone, a drunken man, of
In this case Boone was so drunk that
he did not know who had stolen his'
pocketbook but the act was witnessed by
Janzik, who swore he had seen the crime
and although Grijinski tried to shift the
blame upon Janzik the Judge believed
John Relnke, a saloonkeeper at 261 Front
street, for whom Grijinski had formerly
worked as a swamper, discovered that
Grijinski had stolen some things from his
cellar and when he went to look for them
found them concealed In Grljinskl's room.
These consisted of curtains, a suitcase
filled with clothing and other 'articles.
A SIMPLE REMEDY.
A soldier who bas experienced all kinds
of weather, dry or rainy, says that any
one suffering from rheumatism, lumbago
or kidney trouble, of any form, will get
quick relief by procuring from his drug
gist two ounces Salgrene and four
ounces pure Olive oil and mix thoroughly,
take two teaspoonfuls every three hours
until relieved, then a teaspoonful three
times a day.
For choice Irvlngton lots and unique
bungalows see F. 'E. Bowman 4c Co.,
cor. 12th and Thompson. E. 935. i
FLOUR SOARS HIGH
Advance of 60 Cents Follows
Settlement of War. ,
MILLS HAD RUN AT LOSS
Dealers and Bakers Are Believed to
Have Laid In Large Stocks
AYhile Price-Cutting Was
Flour prices took a Jump of 60 cents
a barrel in the local market yesterday,
making the wholesale price of patent
flour $5.70 a barrel. All over the Pa
cific Northwest quotations were rrfarked
up. the advance at some po?ts being
less than at others, but all being based
on the same general price as fixed at
the Portland and Puget Sound markets.
This advance was not unexpected; In
fact. It Is several weeks overdue, for
the wheat market has been steadllj
climbing upward and finally reached a
coint where the flour cost the millers
more than they were selling it for.
Advance Delayed hy Price AVar.
.What prevented the advance coming
sooner was the price-cutting war that
has been .going on among the Seattle
millers for more than a month. The
trouble started there before wheat got
so h,igh, but was obstinately kept up,
even when it meant a financial loss to
the manufacturers. The war did not
extend to the Portland trade, but the
trouble naturally kept prices from ad
The Seattle row'has now been settled
to the sat,isfaotidn of all concerned,
with the result, that flour prices in all
the markets In this territory have gone
up to a parity with wheat values. Ne
gotiations looking to a patching up of
the trouble have been under way for
over a week, and the finishing touches
were put on at a conference of milling
men at Spokane yesterday.
The fight at Seattle started soon af
ter the first new-crop flour was placed
on; the market. The first cutting was
reported to have been done by the
Hammond- people, and the cut was
promptly met by the Centennial mills.
Then the Everett mills of the Portland
Flouring Mills Company, the Sperry
people, the Puget Sound Flouring Mills
Company at Tacoma. and he smaller
mills were drawn- Into the' fight.
' Orders Taken Away Ahead,
It was a merry war .while It lasted,
and the bakers and. retailers of the
Puget Sound country took the fullest
advantage of It. Some of the mills. It
is said, did such a rushing business
that they will be grinding flour for a
month yet in, filling the low-priced or
ders. From $5.10. the opening quota
tion, the Sound millers cut the price to
$4.80. then to $4.fi0, and one of them
Is said to have finally sold lour at
$4.40 a barrel.
In the meantime the grocers and bak
ers had taken on all the flour they
could carry' and buying fell off. Wheat
was climbing uninterruptedly until
bluesem almost reached the $1.10
mark. The small mflls grew tired of
the struggle and tried to restore the
original price, but the large mills re
fused to give in. It was only yester
day that they finally got together and
decided to forget their differences and
put the flour milling business again on
a profitable basis.
The course of the Hour market from
now on, barring any internal disputes,
will keep pace with the course of the
wheat market, which promises to be
FULLER, DEFENDS LINES
DELAY IN RECEIVING CARS
Vice-President Declares Double
Tracks on Multnomah Will Be
Laid Early in 1010.
H. M. Haller, who opposed extreme
measures before the mass meeting held
Tuesday night in the Irvlngton Clubhouse
to demand better car service, has obtained
from F. I. Fuller, vice-president of the
streetcar company, a written statement
of what the company has done and pro
poses to do with reference to the Irv
lngton district and other sections of the
East Side. In the absence of President
Josselyn, who is in the East, Mr. Haller
took up the whole question- with Mr.
Fuller, and asked him to give a written
statement of the car situation, which he
"I am opposed to extreme measures,"'
said Mr. Haller yesterday, "such as were
proposed at the meeting. I was opposed
to discrediting the company with the
bondholders. Mr. Josselyn is now In
New York to get money to carry out the
Improvements of the car service In Port
land, and the proposal to advertise
the condition of the car service and to
declare that a franchise would be 'given
away to an opposition company would be
bad business policy. These officials are
doing what they can to relieve the situ
ation, which they admit is bad, but it
takes time to get the money and bring
about the Improvements we need all over
the system. The car company, is now
collecting data on the crowded condi
tion of every car line In the city with
a view of provlndlng relief. The car com
pany officials are willing to receive any
committee and talk over the situation on
any line and to receive- suggestions. Bet
ter results are always secured -by mutual
conferences than by extreme measures.
I am as anxious as anybody to see the
car service improved, but let us go at it
in a business way."
Ail Cars Now in Use.
Mr, Fuller made the following written
statement to Mr. Haller:
"In the absence of President Josselyn,
I wish to state- that there is nothing that
this company can ' do at this time to
better this service (Irvlngton district).
All our closed cars and about half a doz.
en open pars are In operation during the
rush hours every night.
"Last March we placed an order for
40 pay-as-you enter cars of largest type
that we run here. 20 of which were to be
shipped on September 1, and 20 November
1. Even when figuring seven months In
advance, we have been disappointed in
receiving these cars. The strike in the
General Electric Company's works at
Schenectady delayed the shipment of mo
tors and thus the whole par equipment.
About 10 of these cars have been re
ceived and 10 more are en route, and we
hope to get the second 20 about Christ
mas. These cars will be placed on dif
ferent lines of the system where they
are most needed. Some will take the
place eft the open cars now operated and
others will be used to increase the actual
car service. Their arrival will mean the
reassignment of the cars now in use.
"While this' Is a matter for the oper
ating department, I can say that on the
arrival of the new cars, larger cars than J
those now in use will be assigned to the '
Irvlngton line. In regard to the Broad
way service, I am satisfied that . the
service during the rush hours is not ade
quate and that It will be increased. So
far as the regular service is concerned
during the day, if. on the arrival of these
cars, the- operation department deter
mines that the service during any por
tion of the day is not adequate, such
portion .will be Improved.
Tracks to Be Doubled.
"The residents of the Irvlngton dis
trict may not be aware of the fact that
an aproprlatlon has been made and the
worlt authorized for laying a douhle track
of heavy rails on Multnomah, street from
Grand avenae to East Fifteenth street
and up to Broadway, and that It was
only the fact (hat i was impossible for
us to get -more necessary labor and ma
terial to do the larger improvement jobs
which we have completed this year on
Grand avenue, Hawthorne avenue, Bel
mont street. Union avenue. Thurman
street. Eleventh street and many other
shorter streets that prevented us doing
this work in Multnomah street during the
working season of 1909. If there Is no le
gal hindrances In the matter of the
Multnomah street improvement, our track
work on this street will be started among
the first jobs in 1910. .
"In this connection I wish to call your
attention to some of the very misleading
statements reported in the newspapers
In regard to the car service in the
Irvlngton district. It Is reported that
the service has not been increased for
years. The facts of the case are the
In 1903 this district had only a 15-minute
aar service on the Irvlngton line. When
the' Broadway line started, about 1904.
with 15-minute service, this doubled the
service to- the district, making eight cars
per bour. The Broadway line started
.with 18-foot body, single truck cars.
These have been increased from time to
time until now the 42-foot cars of 400
class, carrying' double those originally
placed on the line.
Broad-way Service Increased.
"More than this, since May, 1907. the
tripper service has been Instituted on
the Broadway line, doubling the number
of cars 'run, so that the carrying ca
pacity on the Broadway line during the
rush hours is four times the service or
iginally instituted, and the service In the
Irvlngton ' district now ' in carrying ra
pacity during the rush hours Is Just
about five times what it was six years
"We do not state this to say that the
service is. fully adequate, but merely to
refute the statement made that there has
been no Increase In the service. I would
also say that Just one week ago an
extra car was placed on the Broadway
line, which reduced the service on the
line to seven minutes during ttje rush
hours, and that by actual record time
several evenings haVe been found in
which this service was practloally with
out a break. The statement that seems
to have been made that this company Is
doing little or nothing to Increase its car
service seems absolutely absurd, to those
who are cognizant with the facts. In
the year 1907 we purchased'(over 90 new
passenger cars. In the year 1908, 25. and
this year contracted for 40, making in
three years 1SS passenger cars for city
service, all over 40 feet in. Iength. and
represent an expenditure of over $250,000,
Just for passenger rolling stock alone,
and as the total betterments by the com
pany during these three years have av
eraged over $2,000,000 a year, we sub
mit that it cannot be stated with any
fairne'ss that we are not trying to take
care of the growth of the city in our
lines of business.
Plans Must Be Made' Ahead.
"Our operating department is ' willing
at. any time to take up the matter of
car service with the patrons of ' any
line" but, as is shown by this communi
cation, such matters have to be provided
for by action many months in advance,
and there is no method of legerdemain
whereby we can get cars built, tracks
constructed, or raise funds at a mo
ment's notice. During the lat Summer
we had 400 men working on the tracks
alone. The limit of our speed was our
inability to get material on- the ground
td carry on the work. This was illus
trated in the Broadway district by the
paving material for Broadway, which de
layed the completion of the work on. this
street until the very close of the season.
"In, closing, I wish to stay that thTs
conpa'ny's field and future Is absolutely
bound to the city of Portland, and It is
Its intention to increase In all reason
able ways Its light and power and street
car facilities to keep up with the growth
of our city, and we believe- visitors give
us credit 'for even this f'some of our
citizens do not." ,
Mr. Fuller said last evening that, while
the streetcar company wished to do all
that It could In the way of bettering the
service in Irvlngton, the company could
not Increase the service at present. He
"I wish to call attention to the fact that
since the Broadway line has been extend
ed and now cuts in back of Irvlngton, the
Irvlngton line traffic has likewise In
creased about 15 per cent, and that line
is now certainly badly, overcrowded and
deserves our consideration 'first. How
ever, it will be Impossible to do anything
Just now. owing to the fact that our 1909
cars have not arrived as yet. Now we
are figuring for the tars to be delivered
"One of the big causes of the poor serv
ice has been overlooked to a certain ex
tent, and this is the matter of the bridges.
I have been giving this matter some con
sideration, and the problem Is Indeed a
knotty one. However, the establishment
of the new railroad bridge, the opening
of the Madison bridge and the building
of the- Broadway bridge will do much to
lessen the tension, as all these bridges
will be wide, and will be so constructed
that tlie traiuc could not be blocked on
"I have prepared a set of curves show
ing the traffic for every 15 minutes on
the various bridges, and especially show
ing the rush .hour traffic. These curves
I have forwarded to the engineering de
partment of the War Department for
their consideration in the matter of clos
ing the bridges for a period every morn
ing and evening during the so-called rush
hour. It is interesting to note that the
hours of greatest congestion are the same
for every bridge, being from about 4:30
to 6:30 P. M., and that the greatest rush
comes at practically the same minute.
This curve also holds true for every sea
son of the year, and Is a good basis for
comparison except for Sunday, which we
have not figured, and which has no rush
Boycott Is Planned.
Owing to the bad car service over the
East Side lines, the North East Side Im
provement Association at its .meeting
Tuesday night decided to appeal to the
people of the East Side to cease from
going to the West Side, and to patronize
East Side business houses exclusively. A
resolution submitted by George C. Carl
at this meeting covered this matter. The
resolution was as follows: -
WhereSs. The cars operated acroes the
brlURes over the Willamette River to the
East Sid-e and the suburbs are constantly
overcrowded and there is obstruction in the
erection of the Broadway bridge, making
U difficult to travel and to get the bridges
needed, therefore be It
Resolved, That it is the sense of the
North East side Improvement Association
that Eaat Side people should cease to use
the streetcars and buy everything ihey need
from East Side business houses. This is
the handwriting on the wall on what the
future may brinp.
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BIG DAM .IN PERIL
Umatilla Project Threatened
by Private Barrier.'
U. S. ASKS ITS REMOVAL
Petition Filed by Attorney-General
and McCoiirt Against J. Ramos
and Wilson Irrigation
Partial destruction of the Govern
ment's big reclamation project' on the
Umatilla River, involving 20.400 acres
of land, is threatened by the recent con
struction of a private dam in the river
a short distance above that built by the
Government, according to a petition for
a writ of jnandate ordering the removal
of the dam. filed yesterday in the
United States District Court, and signed
by Attorney-General Wickersham and
John McCourt, local District Attorney.
The petition asks that Joseph Ramos
and the Wilson Irrigation Company be
required to appear In the local court at
an early date ad explain why they
should not be forced to remove the dam,
which was constructed In August.
According to the Government engi
neers, who have caused the complaint
to be. Issued, the rock dam made by
Ramos and the irrigation company may
cause the river to overflow and break
out Into the old river bed, thus divert
ing the stream from Its present source
and making the expensive concrete
dam built by the Government of but
In a statement made yesterday by
Attorney -McCourt, It was explained
that Ramos had about 80 acres of land
he wanted to irrigate, and had made
other attempts to gep ditches at a
higher place in the river, but had been
legally prevented from accomplishing
this. He was warned by the Govern
ment officials that he should not con
struct his dam where It is now located,
but he is said to have paid no heed.
He used an old site of the Wilson Irri
gation Company for the dam.
In case the dam should cause the
river to return to Its old bed, the Gov
ernment would be put to a great ex
pense in rebuilding a new dam, and the
farmers who have land In the reclama
tion district would lose at least one
BISHOP SCADQING RETURNS
Prelate Home Again After Long
, Lecture Tour South.
Right Rev. Charles Scadding. Bishop
of Oregon, returned last . night to his
Portland home after a three week's lec
,ture tour of California, held under the
auspices of the Sunday school commis
sion of the diocese of California.
After a week's course of lectures to
teachers and church workers in Sn
Francisco, the prelate, visited Santa Bar
bara, Los Angeles and Fasadena for
the jvomen's' auxiliary to missions. He
addressed the students at the Theological
school at San Mateo, lectured twice at
Berkeley and passed the day at Mills
College, of which Dr. Luella Carson is
the president. The Bishop's lectures were
all free, but offerings were taken for
the Sunday school commission of Cali
fornia. While deploring the" loss to Oregon in
the removal of Dr. Carson from the po
sition of dean of the women depart
ment of the State University at Eugene,
the Bishop speaks enthusiastically of the
good work Dr. Careon is doing as' presi
dent of Mills College. He believes she
will make Mills College the finest college
for women In th West.
This Is a reminder to those in need
of Overcoats or Cravenette Raincoats
tflat the best place in the city to sret
them is at the old reliable Brownsville
Woolen Mill Store, Third and Stark
streets. There are more than a thousand
coats to choose from; all popular priced
at 16. 20 and 3S.
MILK UWS ARE DRAFTED
TWO PROPOSED ORDINANCES
PRESENTED TO COMMITTEE.
Mayor Hopes to Secure I license Sys
tem, Whereby Supply Shall Be
Approved by Health Board.
Mayor Simon and members of tfie
special committee named by him to
draft a proposed pure-milk ordinance
met at the City Hall yesterday after
noon and went over two drafts differ
ing slightly as to the duties of the
State Pairy and' Food Commissioner.
Upon recommendation of the Mayor,
both were ordered sent to the Council
committee on health and police, which
Is scheduled to meet tomorrow morn
ing. As Chairman Lombard Is absent,
however, It may ho that tjie ordinance
will lay over until his return, although
it may be forwarded to the Council id
time for consideration next Wednesday.
Both of the ordinances under consid
eration create an Inspection and license
system, whereby the city shall permit
no milk to be sold here without certifi
cates from the City and State Boards of
Health. The licenses are expected to
cover more than the salaries and oper
atins expenses of the inspectors, of
whom the ordinances permit three.
Their duties, as outlined, are the in
spection of dairy herds and supervision
of the general supply of milk retailed
or sold at wholesale In Portland.
Mayor Simon Is anxious to gat an
ordinance under which the city can
shut out all unwholesome milk and yet
not work too great hardship upon the
dealers and the public as well. This
the committee has endeavored to do.
and the work of Its members Is now
completed, so far as their recommen
dations are concerned. The matter is
now up to the Council committee'.
Toubr C.'trla Are Victims
of headache, as well as older women,
bat all get quick relief and prompt
cure from Dr. Klnjr's New Life Pills,
the world's best remedy for sick and
nervous headaches. They make pure
blood and strong nerves and build up
your health. Try them. 2Sc. at all
. Thousands of coffee-drinkers have voluntarily written us that they paid
the heavy price of Sleeplessness Heart Troubles Shaky Nerves Stomach
Troubles Headaches Indigestion-, Etc. and that the change from coffee to
Has brought them Sound Sleep, Steady Nerves, Good Digestion, Clear
Brains, Strong Hearts, Comfort and Health.
Coffee certainly does destroy the soft
gray filling in the nerve centers and brain.
When that goes far enough you feel it
Nervousness, heart trouble', sleepless
ness, headache, indigestion, or some form of
ailment caused by a shattered nervous sys
Keep at the coffee until you prove it.
Then if you value comfort from sturdy
health on properly built nerve cells, quit
coffee and take on POSTUM.
Then you quickly begin the rebuilding
and no one need tell you.
YOU KNOW IT.
The elements are in Postum that Nature
s "There's a Reason
, ' POSTUM CEREAL COMPANY, Ltd., Battle Creek, Mich.
COFFEE THE CAUSE
Of Various Ailments.
It does not require a scientist to dis
cover that coffee is harmful.
Plain common sense and the simple
habit of looking for the cause of things,
soon "reveal coffee In Its true light
that of a habit-forming drug. .
"My family on both sides were con
firmed coffee topers," writes a Penna.
man, "and we suffered from nervous
ness, headache, sleeplessness, dizziness
and palpitation of the heart.
' "Medical treatment never seemed to
do any permanent good. I thought
there must be some cause for these
troubles and yet did not find It was
coffee until I waa forty-one.
"Hearing of the benefit that many
had derived by changing to Postum, I
quit coffee and used Postum entirely.
Now I am like a new man.
"I sleep well, can eat three good
meals a day, have no headache nor pal
pitation, no nerve twitching in my face
and I don't have to pay out hard-earned
money for medicines.
"That's my experience, anyway."
Read the J "Road to Wellviile" in pkgs.
"There's a Reason."
Ever read the above letter? A new
one appears from time to time. They
are genuine, true, and full of human