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MAYOR MAY MAKE
HOLDER FIRE CHIEF
Political Scheme Seen Behind
Plan to Re-instate Close
Friend of Rushlight.
DEPARTMENT RUIN FEARED
reran yirmt-rt of City Si-rlo ay
Scheme to Iodnct Outsider 1
Menace Examination Paper
Walt Decision Dao Soon.
IWhlnd th rln to mak certain
-hana.a in civil rvtc res-ulatlona.
rovsrnlnr the employment of munlcl
pal help, la aan a mora on tha part of
Mayor Rushlisbt to onranls the flra
department aa an Important unit of tha
?ol:tlra machine ba ta forralnc. If
tha rsirulatlon r amended pro
posed, It wtil mak room for reinstat
ing L O. HoMan. a Rushlight parti
san, la tba flra department, and bla
poaalbla appointment aa cblaf.
If earned out. veteran Bremen
rltra p.ushllirht'e programm will do
mora to disorganise tba department
tbaa anything tbat baa been dona In
Members of tha civil eerrtr eommls
loa cow hTa unJer consideration a
resolution, offered by P. L- Willi, ona
of Ita members, providing for an
amendment of tha regulation to pro
vide for tba relnatatement of former
members of tha department wbo here
not teen la tha eerrlre for aa extended
H.Uea. Kaakllskt Favwvtte.
Tha real purpose of tha change of
regulation, according to thoae familiar
with the situation. 1 to Insure the re
ntraace Into tba department of Holden,
a former battalion chief, who. It I
rnmmonl; reported, ta tha man Ruh
llgbt want for chief, rerardleas of tha
length of aerrtce and efficiency of pree
ant officials In the department wbo ara
In line for promotion.
But the civil aerrlce regulation muat
ba changed If Kushlteht can give llol
dan the deal red recognition. When
Ruahlight took offW be made hla br
that he would "get" the late Chief
Campbell, and at the same time reor
ganize the department. At the asm
time It was known that Holden was
the man Ruahlight had In mini for
chief, and that he would be eatlsfled
with none other. Holden. however, quit
the lira department about three year
ago, whan be was battalion chief, and
tnere la no provision la tbs eatatlng
civil service regulation for the rein
statement of a man who ba been out
of the service for so long a time,
man Is Dveai lenl
However, when an examination waa
arranged for -two months ago for ap
plicants for appointment a chief, A -aiatant
Chief Laudenklos having an
nounced taat be would net consider a
promotion. Rushlight's friends so.ght
to arrange so that Holden might take
the examination. Thl brought vigor
ous protests from the Board of Fir
I'nderwrltars and citizen generally,
wbo maintained that any aucb pro
gramme would tend aertouely to disor
ganise the department and reduce Ita
efficiency. lnc It would have the ef
fect of denting to the men In the rank
ny chance for the promotion, of which
all are desirous.
Accordingly nothing was dona, but
at a aubeeo,uent meeting Holden sub
mitted a written application for rein
statement. Thi. also, was passed up,
nd at a later meeting Holden appeared
personally before the commission and
urged; favorable action on hla request,
which, however, was taken tinder ad
neement by the commission. It vil
at a later meeting that Mr. Willi pro
posed the change In regulations which
would make possible tbs reinstatement
of Holden aa per hi request and the
desire of the Mayor.
tlaldew Pvttrieaa Oat.
Holden. through friends, taat Monday
began the circulation among members
sf the department of petitions request
ing the Civil bervlce Commission to
provide for b'a reinstatement. The cir
culator of thl petition did not meet
with flattertng ucce. He I re
ported to have obtained only about 10
signatures out of a total of 300 mem
bers of the department. At some of
the engine-houses be was ordered out
of the building without obtaining a
Thla waa the rult of Holdefi' ef
fort to obtain the indorsement of the
men In the department, notwithstand
ing coercion wa practiced to force
recalcitrant member Into signing the
petition. -Holden I going to get the
joo anyway.- argued eome of the sign
ers to their objecting comrade, "and
you might Just aa well aign the peti
tion. Otherwise you wtil be tn bad
and mar expect the worel of It when
Holden doea take charge."
On the following day a committee of
eaptatna la the department called on
the Individual members of the Civil
ttervt- Commission and protested vig
orously against tha proposed change
tn the regulatlona designed for Hol
an'a relnatatement. H it they did not
receive much satisfaction.
rwttticwl Move .
Members of the commission were di
vided In opinion as to whether Holden.
If reinstated, should be returned to the
department aa a battalion chief, the
rank he held when he tendered his
resignation, or be reduced In the rank
to haeeman. Although Holden ap
plication for reinstatement doea not
specify tl farmer poaltion. there la a
well-grounded belief. In Tlew of the
Mayor activities In the matter, that
Holden will ba taken back aa a bat
That tfie maneuvers of tha Civil
(Service Com'.ssion and the members of
the f.re committee of the Executive
Board during the last two months re
garding the appointment of a flra chief
has political a.gnitlcance I supported
by st-temen's made by Mayor Rush
I'gbt rev-ently w.-.en a frter.d of one of
the three battalion chiefs, who took
the examination for chief, railed on the
Mayor and Interceded for ore of tha
three ranking culef now In the de
partment. "I know la a good man."
Mayor Rushlight la reported to have
said, "but I im not satisfied ha Is the
man for the place. It eem that It
has been Impoes'hie to "handle- the Are
department This branch of tha rlty
government consists of about 109 men
ar.d I would like to have them and
their friends with me."
Haldea does Baakllgbt.
u.nr Ruahlight and Holden ar
known to be Intimate friends of long
years' standing. Holden recently re
tired from the partnerahip of a Mount
Hood tavern la hlch he was lnter
esfed and 1 looking for a Job. Rush-i-it
wants to give him employment.
Further evidence that Holden la elated
for tha lob. If It Is possible to lana
him. le supplied In the fact thst he la
known to have sttended a recent un
announced aiht meeting of tne are
committee whan plans for the new fire
boat were under consideration. This
is taken aa conclusive proof that Hol
den has soms assurance that bs la to
be provided with a berth In tha de
partment and already Is beginning to
acquaint himself with Important de
tails connected with the administration
of the office.
Members of the fire department con
fess that It la lll-advlsed for them to
be quoted, but do not hesitate to say
that the card Indicate that Holden la
to be returned to tha department. They
aver 11 at the game contemplatea
either one of two things: To reatore
Holden to hi former place as batta
lion chief and then call another ex
amination for fir chief. or Mayor
Rushlight wilt appoint as chief on
of the men who took the recent ex
amination. This appointee, under the
cham said to b contemplated, will
be chief In name only, while the real
directing responsibility will be dele
gated to Holden In hla subordinate
Ftreasea Asalaat Aches,
Firemen object to any chance In the
prevailing regulatlona governing the
civil service, because the proposed
change will permit politics to be In
jected Into the department, and will
establish a precedent which will dis
pense with competitive examination
among men In the rank to nil vacan
clea and eventually tend seriously to
disorganise ths department. Although
the members of the department are
averse to discussing the mat'er for
publication, they do not hesitate to ex
presa their resentment of the evident
Intention of Mayor Ruahlight to turn
the executive direction of the depart
ment over to a man wbo Is not now a
member of the department, and espe
cially when It la necessary to amend
the civil service regulation to do so.
The examination for appointment aa
chief wa taken September II by John
K. Young. Frank lowell and Jay TV.
Stevens, battalion chiefs. The grad
ing of the papers has not been com
pleted, but It is expected the result of
the test will be ready for announce
ment at the regular meeting of the
Civil Service Commission next week.
TAFT TO OPEN FETE
rrtEsiDF-vr to be gttest of
KNIGHTS OF COLOIBCS.
Nation' Chlrf Acrepta Invitation to
f-lart Celebration In Honor of
Discoverer and Address Order.
The biggest celebration ever at
tempted by the Fortland Knight of
Columbu will be opened ofrtcially by
President Taft at the Knights of Co
lumbus Halt, at West Park and Taylor
streets, the evening of October 11. The
President telegraphed the Knights
yesterday that ha would accept their
Invitation extended two weeks sgo to
sttend the celebration and deliver a
short addreaa. He also consented to
take part In the reception to follow
the formal programme. The celebra
tion will bs the annual event la bonor
of Christopher Columbus.
The President will speak early In the
evening at the Armory and later arlll
go to the Knights of uoiumous utu
to open the celebration.
The hall will oe oecoratea in me
Vt tonal color with a myriad of alec-
trlo bulb arranged picturesquely In
bunting and flag. Tha speakers
stand will b particularly attractive.
The exterior of the building will be
decorated with electrle ltghta In ueh
nrofusloa thst th structure win ap
pear aa a ball of fire. At th recep
tion a band or orchestra and several
prominent Portland lnger win tax
part In an elaborate musical pro
The following nay xne nivnnuun
bonor of Columbu will be continued
with a reception at Maaonie Man in
the- evening at which a number of
speaker will be heard. C. W. Fulton
will speak on -The Ult or oiumous.
and Archbishop Chrlsue win deliver an
address on th meaning of Columbus
day. A number of musical number
wilt complete the programme, which
will be followed by a banquet and a
Th, committee In charge of th re
ception In honor of the President and
ths Columbus cay ceieoranon i rum
posed of Dr. A. C. Smith. James Flynn.
Frank Lonergan. Pavid M. Dunne,
Henry E. Reed. T. J. Patterson. John W.
Kelly. J. F. Daly. J. J. naniT. n.
Moeer. John E- Malley and J. a. Shane.
SALEM PLANS TAFT RECEPTION
President Will lie Given Breakfast
of Oregon Delicacies.
HALKM. Or.. Pept 2 (Special.)
With a morning meal of Oregon
oysters, craba and trout, as well as
some of Oregon's lnet fruits. Presi
dent Taft. on October 1J. will taste th
first part of hi melcom to the City
of Salem. After breakfast the party.
Including members of the Salem recep
tion committees, will take sn automo
bile drive about tha streets of the city,
the 'drive being along 8tate street.
Court street snd Commercial street.
The exercise of the morning win oe
held at the eait door of the Courthoue
and tha President wl'.l be greeted by a
chorus of 1000 school children singing
-America." It Is probable that Mayor
Lachmuod will extend the address of
welcome and that tne r-resneui win
be Introduced by Governor Weat. The
President will then deliver a speech
whl.-h will close In time for everyone
to be given an opportunity to take
part In the reception. Th President
wilt arrive at I:Se oVIock In the morn
ing and leave ehortly after 1 o'clock
the same morning.
TRUSTY IS FALSE BLOND
Chief Stover Eple Sham of Youth
Held on Ptatatory Charge.
...... tiaf rta-ui.ih peroxld
blond from th real artirl i a 'ac
uity that Acting cnier oi x our. cl,,.
. . innr avoerlence.
naa irqu.rru .- - - -- -
snd which he pot to good use yeater-
day when ne ciuim ,
rioner. going about with fal
and fraudulent locks.
Barker. In all tne giorr
red aureole, waa In the Jail door yes
terday morning, splitting wood while
the Chief stood behind him. Several
day- Incarceration had added growth
to Barker hair, and on the neck the
sharp eyes of tn Chief noted a fringe
of black, thrusting out through th
"-Touai man, you'r a fraud." ald
-TiuhT 'Who, mT" replied Barker.
-Oh. I jut dona that to klU th dan-
d,T-n'conv1nced. th Ch!f telephoned
to Captain Baty. who ecorted Barker
to detective headquarters and ques
tioned him closely. Tba prisoner stuck
to his assertion thst be bad used per
oxide of hydrogen to kill idruff and
bad boon much dismayed to find that
his blacks lock turned to a unt
'"barker was arrested by Patrolman
Evan, on complaint of tola G. Bald-w'n.-
for a tatutory offense, and is
awaiting trial. With the view that
his dyed hair may bo an Indication
of other activities not yet divulged,
he b been removed from th lit of
WEST LAUDS REIGN
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Governor Extols His Parole
System as Salutary.
NO COIN SUGGESTS PLAN
Executive Sajs Failure of Legisla
ture to Give Ample Prison Fnnd
Prompted. Him Speaker De
nies Politics Plays Part.
Governor West. In a apeech before
the Progressive Business Men's Club
at th Portland Hotel yesterday noon,
aald that the reason be commenced th
parol system was because the Legisla
ture failed to appropriate sufneient
money to cars for the prisoner". Fund
for th care of only 425 were provided,
be said, white the number detained In
th state penal Institution waa between
2S and SO In excess of that. As It cost
tia a month to care for these prisoners,
aid th Governor, ha felt that some
thing must be done, and hit upon th
plan of paroling the most deserving of
the convicts. They are working at other
state Institutions, h aald. clearing land
and cultivating It. and putting up new
buildings. There are about 100 men
now working In this manner.
Governor West said be considers It
wise to give sll prisoner, sentenced to
serve Indeterminate period, their lib
erty at the end of the minimum sen
tence, provided they have been "good
"Then, until the maximum of th
term Is reached, you have th right to
send there summarily to Jail If they
violate the terms of their parole," he
said. "Thl results In separating th
heep from th goata.
grate Called Blakt.
"Th prisoners are not competing
with free labor. They are at work at
the Asylum Farm and Tuberculosis San
itarium doing work which would not
be don If they were not sent there.
Thl I growing Into a system which
baa com to stay. A far a I am per
sonally concerned. I expect things will
happen which will work a hardship
upon me. and eventually result In my
crucifixion. But we are going right
ahead with It because tha system, I
right. Where one man goea to the bad.
nine men are true to their trusts, and
do good work around the Institution,
making the ground beautiful with
good crop for the poor unfortunate."
The Governor then told how the su
perintendent of the mute chool sent
IS convict out at night In the rain to
hunt a little boy who escaped from the
mute school, and started off through
the woods because be was homesick.
"There Is nothing In thla for me per
sonally." ho continued. "I am only bor
rowing trouble, for If anything goea
wrong I get the roasting. Thar 1 not
a night when 1 go to sleep but I think
of the hundred of men out under thl
system, and wonder If they will do
something to bring tbs system Into dis
repute. But I have started out to play
strong on It. and shall play It to th
end. It must succeed, becaus It la
Of flee Asabltloa Denied.
I bare no political ambition. No
one on God- green earth could mak
m run for office unless I was so abused
I waa compelled to take It, or ther
waa aome unfinished work to do. I
was asked If I would, be a candidate
for Senator. I shall not. I don't flatter
myself that I could be elected, and
don't think I would mak a good Sena
tor. Further, I wouldn't b a Senator,
for I want to tay right her In Oregon
where there 1 work I can do In my
bumble way. I don't fancy putting on
a Prlnc Albert coat, a top hat and
merely playing poker with fellow Sena
tors." Governor "West Invited th club to
visit Salem, and the Invitation was ac
cepted. The. trip will be made a week
The Governor spoke of the work of
th Land Board under th Carey act.
saying th act was not drawn carefully
and permitted Irresponsible companies
to tie up land without irrigating It.
He aald the Board la trying to elimi
nate theae. Only 15.000 or J0.000 acre
ar Irrigated wher there should ba
150.000 acres, h all. He remarked
that It coata at least 125 an acre to ad
vertla thla land In tha Eaat. and that
this mad the ala prlc of the land
too high, as purchaser have to pay for
th advrtlslr.g. '
Meetlnj: to Boost Road Bond.
GOLD H1LU Or, Sept. 28. (SpeclaL)
-Medford good roads booster will hold
a "come-back" meeting here thl even
ing, for the purpose of offsetting any
opposition that may have arisen to th
proposed road bond issue lnc th
meeting held here a week ago. Th
bond issue of 11.500.000. which will b
voted on Saturday. Is the principal topic
of conversation throughout Jackson
County. It Is thought that the cltie
and town will roll up a big majority
for tha bonds, while the attitude of the
farmer seem to Indicate a majority
against the proposal In tha rural dis
TTi TlClTfc The High Cost
OIL V-JC-JU' of Living-
During the past four years millions have been in
vested in city lots. In many cases the investments
have netted big profits. For instance : Take Rose
City Park, which we placed on the market only four
years ago. Ask any of the original investors what
they paid. Ask them what they'll sell for now. Then
figure what a handsome profit they've made in only
Yet, the cost of living for you and I has increased
steadily yes, alarmjngly. .. Today it's a problem.
It's seriously affecting all of us. It has resulted in
people wanting to go countryward. This idea has
occurred to many of us as the happy solution of the
higher cost of living. Getting to and from work,
however, has been the stumbling-blqck.
At last the opportunity has arrived.
. In our announcement yesterday we briefly told of
the offer we will make which will enable you to
enjoy all the glorious advantages of the country and
yet will only mean 10 minutes more in the morning
Seems almost incredible, doesn't it? Yet it's a
Up to 11 o'clock last night it looked as though we
would be able to give you more of the details. But
it's a big proposition. It entails the expenditure of
upwards of a million dollars. It's backed by 55 of
the leading business men of the city. And while we
are working night and day so as to present it to you
at the earliest moment, we must beg your indulgence
for another day.
Yesterday we decided on the name. It's PARK
ROSE ACRES. It's a fitting name for these beauti
ful half-acre and acre tracts, because they are lo
cated just beyond Rose City Park.
This tract commences at the junction of the Sandy
Road and Columbia Boulevard the two greatest
arteries of travel on the East Side only, a half mile
from the city limit.
The Rose City Park car will be extended to the
property. Youll have electric lights, water, tele
phones, and in fact, all the advantages of the city
combined with the unequaled! advantages of coun
Soil experts pronounce this land among the finest
in the Northwest. ItH grow fruit, grain and vege
tables abundantly. You can maintain a cow, chick
ens, bees, etc., profitably. You can cut your living
expenses squarely in two and on top of this enjoy
a happy, most healthful, profitable life.
We're sorry wc can't give you more details today.
It will pay you to read our announcement tomorrow.
We think it will be possible by that time to give
you all the facts and figures. And talking about
figures, wait until you see the ridiculously low prices
for which you will be able to secure one of these de
sirable acre tracts. You probably know that $1500
is asked for lots only a little closer in from this prop
erty. $1200 is the price now of lots sold three years
ago for $400. Yet, you are going to be able to get
PARKROSE ACRES for actually less than that.
Think of it, a whole acre a plot of ground larger
than a whole city block for less than the price for
a good city lot.
Exasperating, isn't it, to just tell you so much
and no more?
But it's worse for us than it is for you for the
delay is costing us money.
But we can't afford to go ahead recklessly. We
must know positively that we can fulfill every prom
ise made to purchasers.
For instance, we're platting PARKROSE ACRES
bo that in a few years when the city has grown
you can cut up your acre into city lots. We're plan
ning this so you can dispose of them at a handsome
You see, therefore, we have good reasons for ask
ing your indulgence.
Tomorrow we hope to be able to give you all the
details. Watch for the announcement.
' -N HARTMAN &
Ground Floor Chamber of Commerce
Fourth and Stark Streets
PAWN LISTS HSKEO
Curb on Money Lenders Is Aim
of Police Committee.
STOLEN ARTICLES TRACED
yesterday afternoon It decided to ask.
the board to recommend to the City
Council the passage of an ordinance to
this effect, providing a penalty for
failure to send In an accurate and cora
. The reason for this move Is that
Walderaar Seton, a member of the po
lice committee. ucceeded in finding a
pair of cuff links stolen from hi
home last Summer while he was away
on his vacation, and a suit of clothing
stolen from the residence of Judge
Gantenbeln. Commissioner Seton found
the stolen articles by doing- detective
work on his own account. Then came
the question why the Police Depart-
ment had not traced the plunder long
before and caught the thief.
R. H. McCraddock. a member of the
force having charge of the pawnshops,
submitted to Acting Chief Slover a re
port showing that there are 166 pawn
shops In the city, scattered from Kil
llngsworth avenue to Marquam Gulch,
and from Twenty-third and Thurman
streets to Grand avenue and East Clay.
They ought to be visited every day, he
says, but aa he is the only man to look
after this work it is Impossible for him
to do it. Last month he had 184 re
ports on stolen articles, and in some In
stances the reports covered a large
number of articles stolen from one per-
oon. These, of course, might bs found,
at various pownshops, one article hers,
and another there.
Streetcar Company Sued.
Teresa M. Lowe and Fred M. Lowe,
her husband, are demanding $50,004
from the Fortland Railway, Light &
Power Company in an action filed in
Ciroult Court yesterday. They alleca
that, owing to the negligence of the
company's servants, they suffered per
manent injuries while alighting from a
Edfefsen delivers fuel ties. C HQS.
Waldcmar Seton on Slenthins; Tour
of Hl Own Finis His MiBsin
Onff Link In Lo Store.
155 Establishments! in. City-
To compel all pawnshops in Portland
to submit to the Chief of Police befor
9 o'clock every morning a complete list
of all articles which have come Into
their (hops or been sold on the pre
ceding day with an accurate and de
tailed description of same. Is the recom
mendation of the police committee of
the Executive Board. At Its meeting
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