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About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 31, 1912)
THE MORNING OREGONIAN, SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 1913.
TO GO ON BALLOT
Special Election to Act on Ac
ceptance of Commission
Rule Is November 2.
ONE ISSUE ONLY REJECTED
Charter Considered Principal Issue,
but Its Failure and Passage of
Other Measures Would Have
After fixing Saturday. November 2,
as the date upon which the special
election shall be held, the City Coun
cil yesterday proceeded to not only
submit the so-called official proposed
commission charter to the people, but
loaded up the ballot with numerous
other amendments to the present char
ter for the electorate to decide upon.
These amendments run all the way
from $100,000 to $1,000,000 in bond Is
sues for various projects, and others
propose radical changes In the present
plan of handling- certain city business.
While the members of the Council
were not unanimous as to the value of
the various proposed amendments and
there were debates on many of them,
at times heated, only one out of the
entire batch failed to secure enough
votes to get on the ballot. This was
one offered by J. B. Zfegler. author of
the celebrated act which bound the
city so tight that it could not even
use Its own streets to build Its public
While the proposed commission char
ter is considered as the most impor
tant thing to be on the ballot, it is
important only in case It should pass:
if not. other amendments submitted,
if they carry, become highly impor
tant. For example, there is an
amendment, to be voted on separate
from the commission plan, which pro
vides that civil service rules shall not
apply to the police department. Should
this pass and the commission plan fail,
it can readily be seen how radical will
be the change in this one branch of
the municipal government. Mayor
Kushlight himself is back of this
proposition, as he has declared that
the force can be handled to better ad
vantage with civil service rules elim
inated. Bridge Tax on Cars Fought.
A proposed amendment authorizing
the issuance of $300,000 for bonds to
purchase Ross Island and another fix
ing a rate of 3 cents a car for all
streetcars crossing any of the bridges
brought forth hot debates, but both
Councilman Jennings charged that
Ross Island Is not worth to the city
more than $100,000; that it will have
to have a concrete wall around it to be
of use and that he felt it to be un
wise to submit any amendment on this,
although he believed that the people
would vote it down, anyway. Mayor
Rushlight, who originated the plan for
the city to buy the island for munic
ipal purposes. defended the amend
ment and denied that the island will
need any retaining wall. He said it
may not require $300,000 to pay for
the land, but that, were he in office,
he would favor condemnation proceed
ings and for the city to pay whatever
price was considered fair.
Councilman Magulre attacked the
Mayor's amendment making 3 cents the
rate for streetcars passing over the
bridges. He moved to make it 5 cents,
but this was defeated after a stubborn
fight, and Magulre himself later moved
reconsideration and when this was ob
tained, moved that the amendment be
submitted with the 3-cent clause,
which was done.
jH7 Amendments Submitted.
The complete list of 18 amendments
Bond issue of $300,000 for the pur
chase by condemnation proceedings of
Bond Issue of JS50.000 for a bridge
across the Willamette In South Port
land. Bond issue of $100,000 for a new
Bond Issue of $2,000,000 for purchas
ing parks and playgrounds and im
Bond issue of liOO.OOO to be added to
the $600,000 issue authorised hereto
fore for the construction of a public
Bond issue of $200,000 for providing
the city with public markets.
Amendment regulating sale of prop
erty owned by the city, and providing
for the manner of vacating streets.
Amendment extending the period for
bonding property for public improve
ments from 10 to SO days.
Amendments authorising the Coun
cil to fix the salaries of the City At
torney, City Treasurer and City En
gineer. Amendment fixing salary of Council,
men at $150 a month.
Amendment creating the office of
Public Prosecutor, who shall have
charge of all Municipal Court cases.
Amendment providing a more sim
ple method of opening and extending
Amendment taking all members of
Police Department from the jurisdic
tion of civil service commission.
Ordinance revoking the franchise ot
the Southern Pacific on East First
Amendment providing for erection of
public utility commission.
Amendment authorizing property
owners to bond property for-assessments
for street extensions.
Amendment providing for the opera
tion and control of bridges and ferries
across the Willamette, and fixing the
rate for streetcars over the bridges at
3 cents each.
Amendment officially recognizing the
Greater Portland plans prepared by
Municipal Architect Bennett.
halem valley rancher, is at the Per
T T TI--1- . 1 K.-o f WMl.
ton. Wis., Is registered at the Carlton.
Lyle Steuver and R. M. Steuver, of
Jefferson, are registered at the Cor
nelius. M. E. Daily, a large real estate own
er of San Jose, Cal., Is registered at the
A. N. Orcutt and Dexter Rice, attor
neys o f Roseburg. are registered at the
W. W. Coulter, a rattan xurniiure
manufacturer of San Francisco, is at
F. E. Beokenoogen. a furniture man
nfotnrAr of San Francisco, is regis
tered at the Oregon.
Dr. F. J. Drake, of the Utah Con
.iniAiinn rvimnanv. of Oeden. Is stop
ping at the Multnomah.
Mrs. George Ober and George Ober,
ii- will leave this evening for the East
on a visit of four months.
Mrs. F. D. Chamberlain, a former
nt thi eltv. is registered at
the Portland from Denver.
Perclval S. Hill, presiuem oi in
a .-.-i...,. Tohneeo ComDany. of New
York, is at the Multnomah..
James T. Corman, a merchant of
f.irhnl. Is at the Multnomah, ac
companied by Mrs. Corman.
E. H. Merrill, representing tne oiana-
i sin rs,mnanv at Kan Francisco, is
OIU v ""'"-
registered at the Multnomah.
O. C. Hatch, a real estate operator,
a tut i Rail an insurance adjuster.
BI1U , - - -
are registered at the Oregon from Se
J. J. CppCIIf, Ul DiioiiBiiBii ... - - r
resentatlve of a syndicate that ships
. . .i la at the
oaK lumoer irom iuo vjuc.. -Multnomah.
J. H. Parker, a Seattle lumberman,
and a party of friends, were at the Ore
eon yesterday, en route to Mexico on an
ntirn ao- m rSnerlal.) The
nivAuu, nuFt. w ' '
following from Oregon are registered
at Chicago hotels:
Portland uongress, a. k,. x-etsi.
Eugene Majestic S. Y. Evans.
CROPS IMPRESS HILL
OREGON WHEAT L.AXDS RIVAIj
DAKOTA'S, HE DECLARES.
H. F. Gilchrist, a Centralla merchant.
is at the Oregon.
W. H. Eccles, a lumberman of Baker,
is at the Oregon.
C. L. Houston, an Astoria contractor,
is at the Imperial.
C. E. Behrn, a lumberman of Cen
trails. Is at the Perkins.
B. S. Fisher, a merchant of The
Dalles, is at the Bowers.
W. J. Livesley. a hop buyer of Seat
tle, is at the Multnomah.
Mrs. J. E. Cleeton. Jr., of Spokane, is
registered at the Portland.
Judge Francis Donohoe, of Chehalis,
is registered at tne serums.
H. R. Hoeffler, an Astoria merchant.
is registered at the Imperial.
James L. Lawrence, a New York cap
italist. Is at the Portland.
J. A. Atchison, a prominent dentist
of Chicago, Is at the Portland.
H. T. Hendry, a Sumpter business
man. is registered at the Oregon.
G. A. Darmon. a real estate operator
of Seattle. Is stopping at tne canton.
State Senator J. H. Burgess, of Pen
dleton. Is registered at tne imperial.
Captain J. C. Reed, former Columbia
River bar tug maswr, dui uu nt
Great Northern Executive Enthusi
astic Over Observations on Trip
to Interior of State.
Central Oregon wheat lands are
likened to those of the Dakotas in a
telegraphic report sent yesterday by
U W. Hill to J. H. Young, president of
the North Bank Railroad.
Hill Is tourine the territory tribu
tary to the Oregon Trunk line, which
he is inspecting in his official capacity
as chairman of the board of directors
of the Great Northern Railway.
He made the trip into the Interior
in a private car. but left the road at
Bend so that he could get out Into the
fields with his automobile, which he
carries always with him. Having been
denied the privilege of touring the mid-
state counties with the party that at
tended the Central Oregon Development
Congress at Lakevlew last week, he
will be able now to devote more time
to this detail.
He visited the country In the vicinity
of Terrebonne yesterday, and was so
well pleased that he sent the following
message to President Young in this
city, a copy of which also went to his
father. James J. Hill:
"We are surprised to see the crops
in all this part of the country. Wheat
is threshing from 25 to 40 bushels an
acre. They have a large crop of pota
toes and onions for shipment this fall.
The volunteer crops of rye and wheat
on the right of way are heavier than
the average crops in the North .Dakota
It is probable that the Great North
ern executive will remain in the in
terior for several days. He expects to
return to Portland for a brief visit.
Munly Clubs Formed.
Adopting "Munly for Congress" as
Its slogan, a club has been formed to
promote the candidacy of M. 3. Munly,
Democratic nominee for Representa
tive in Congress from ' Multnomah
County. E. C. Seabrook was elected
president and George fc.. Jackson sec
retary. The club intends to take an
active part In the campaign.
The most delightful outing and
recreation grounds close to
Portland OSWEGO LAKE
reached by the Southern Pa
cific. Hourly sendee. Take
trains at Jefferson-street Depot.
Boating, bathing, fishing and
JOHN M. SCOTT, G. P. A.
Still Time to Secure a New Knabe or
Lindeman, or Howard, or names
Bros.' Piano or Player Piano
at the Bare Cost Price.
The Reed-French Piano Co. s lease
expires tonight. Quick action will en
able you to secure the finest of high-
i . ,. rv latest deslens
and styles in the choicest of mottled
mahogany, bun wainui, iseuumo
ter-sawed oak and other rare and cost
ly woods, in either the brilliant or the
new French (duly finish.
You'll never again see the day when
genuine Knabes, and Lindemans, and
Haines Bros., and Starck and Schubert
pianos are offered at the absolute bare
cost price. By acting promptly you
can save at least $152, and on several
as much as $210. $238 and $267.
Ifs not necessary to pay all cash.
-o h. arransred. This Is not
merely an advertising dodge for th
sake of selling a lew pianos, it a a
legitimate bona fide qulttlng-buslness
i. Ait a.lr 1. nme ua and
judge for yourself. But you must act
promptly. mere s noi a moment tu
lose now. Better arrange to be on
hand the first thing this morning.
Reed-French Piano Co.. Sixth and Burn
side sts. Open this evening until 11
Tw Chnma Purchases Will Go oh Your September Bill Which Is Payable on October the First
Agents Gossard Front Lace Corsets-Free Lessons in Embroidery and Crochet Work, 1 to5Jily1dJr.
Store Opens at 9:30
A.M. and Closes 9:30
P.M. Every Saturday
on Duty at 8 A.M.
Authoritative Fashion Center of the Northwest Occupying Entire City Block
Store Will Be Closed
All Day Monday on
Account Labor Day
Your Needs Today
$6.50 Handbags $3.89
Genuine seal, walrus and Saffimm leathers
in latest shapes, gold, silver and gunmetal
frames, nicely finished. Strictly high
grade Handbags, worth up to $6.50 each.
While the lot holds out, your flJQ fiO
choice at the low price of PCJJ
75c Veilings at 48c
Novelty Mesh Veilings in black, white and
combination effects; extra good quality.
Your choice of our entire stock, worth to
75c a yard, on sale at the above low price.
Be on hand early and make your A Qf
selections; specialized at, a yard"-'
U ' of the. B
ft Retail M
2k Shopping ffl
Mann Smendm Ear aims 1 Mere i oaa
Men's, Women's and Children's Ready -to-Wear Apparel in New Fall Stifles Ready!
$1.25 Kid Gloves 98c
"Fownes" famous make of Kid Gloves on
sale tomorrow. They come in ons-elasp
style, pique-sewn, one row back; very
dressy and excellent wearing quality. All
leading colors and in all sizes. QOn
Our $1.25 quality, special, a pair-'-''
35c Embroideries 17c
Dainty Swiss, nainsook and camorij Em
broideries in edges, insertions end 27-i:ih
flouncings. A great assortment of new
patterns from which to choose. Rivrular
$1.00 grades for only 48c, and val- T 7
ues up to 35e a yard, special for --'
Men's New Fall Suits
Priced at $15
Faultlessly Tailored and Perfect Fitting
3 ik c
Our men's and young men's Suits at $15.00 have all the snap
and style to be found in suits usually sold at $20 to Ex
pert hand-tailoring throughout and finished in the best pos
sible manner. Suits that will give excellent service ana .eep
their shape indefinitely. We are now showing the new Fall
styles at this popular price and want you to see tnem. tome to
day. You'll be more than pleased. All CP J C M
the latest materials, colors and fabrics, at p JLJ JJ
A special offering for today
only. Men's Flannelette Night
shirts in plain pink or blue and
fancy stripe patterns; nicely
trimmed with braids and pocket
Wayne Knit Indestructible Hose
for men, stylish, perfect fitting,
fine gauge full fashioned; the
last word in hosiery; warranted
to give the best of ear. See the
window display. Sold at C? t
the low price of 3 pairs for P
We have just unpacked a new ship
ment of the famous "Mandelburg"
English Raincoats, in latest shades
and leading styles. See them today.
Don't forget to cast your votes in the greatest of all prize
contests. All leading societies, churches and charitable or
ganizations are out to win one of the 21 splendid prizes. Votes
given with purchases. A great opportunity to help your
favorite church or society without extra cost to you.
$15 Emb'ered Robes $9.89
Beautiful demf-made embroidered Robes in rich designs on
fine sheer batiste or marquisette. Plain material and embroi
dered banding, sufficient to complete robe. Exquisite pat
terns to choose from. The regular price of these high-grade
robes is $15.00 each. Choose any one of them 2JQ i2Q
during today's sale at the special low price of pJUS
Buv them today at
low price of only,
the A CZ
Shirts at 95c
In the Men's Wear Section 1st Floor Morrison Street Way
Shirts that for style and quality are seldom to be had under $1.50. We
had to take a large lot of these Shirts in order to be able to sell them at
this low price but anyway they are here, ready for you today. Come
in several styles; white plaited fronts, narrow, medium ov)EZf
wide; all fresh, new stock; complete line of sizes. Special, each -'-'
'Lewis' Union Suits for Men
Special Reduced Prices Today
Men's $1.0 "Lewis" Union Suits, special today at only S3
Men's $1.50 "Lewis" Union Suits, for today at only $1.15
Men's $2.50 "Lewis" Union Suits, for today at only S1.85
Men's $3.00 "Lewis" Union Suits, for today at only $2.15
Men's $1.50 Shirts and Drawers, special for today at SI. 15
$2.50 Wool Sweaters $1.69
Children's Wear Section, 2d Floor.
On sale for today, children's all-wool Sweaters in colors tan,
navy, oxford, cardinal and white; two styles V neck, with
pearl buttons and pockets; also high neck with military col
1 Wlons: sizes 20 to 34. "S H
Special for Today for children 4 to 12 years of age; $2.50 values V1'07
BARGAIN CIRCLE, SATURDAY
Dainty New Waists at $1.29
Lingerie and Voiles-All Sizes
Attractive new models with long or short sleeves, high or low
neck styles, prettily trimmed with fine embroideries and laces;
some trimmed with fine pin tucks. Offered spe- J QQ
cial for today's selling at the low price of only tfJJ.w-r
EXTRA Just received another special lot of women's fine mar
quisette and voile Waists, very latest styles to SJ "I fiQ
choose from. On the bargain circle today, each f x,w
Wellington9' Hats $3
CENTER CIRCLE SATURDAY
House Dresses for 98c
Extra Well Made and Neatly Trimmed
On the center circle for today, a splendid offering of women's
hi-h-grade House Dresses at a remarkably low price. Materials
are percale and chambray, in stripes, checks, figures and plain
colors. Long or short sleeves, with V or Dutch neck. Hand
somely trimmed dresses, some with large sailor collar. We also
include several styles in two-in-one Dresses. Sizes 34 QQp
to 44. Bargainized for today at the low price of only--
The new blocks "Wellington"
Hats for Fall are now ready.
Correct shapes in black and lead
ing colors, stiff or soft ; also new
English Scratcli-ups, in black,
brown, tan, navy and gray. No
better hats are to be had under
$5. The new Fall styles in boys'
Hats are also here; a great va
riety of colors and shapes, rea
sonably priced. Let us show you.
The Wellington 3Q
Hat-Fall Styles P
School Suits $1.98
Regular Values to $59 to 17Yrs.
Your boy will soon need an extra suit for school, and you'll not
find a better time to buy it than today. In this lot we have
boys' Suits in stylish mixtures, good, serviceable colors for
everyday wear. Come in Knickerbocker styles CJ QQ
and in sizes 9 to 17 years. Values to $5, today at
Knicker Pants at 69c
Good Assortment of Serviceable Colors
Boys' Knickerbocker Pants in good, serviceable mixtures in
browns, grays and tans. Come in ages 6 to 17 years. AS e advise
you to come as early in the day as possible, as these will srfl rap
idly at this low price. Every garment well made. A (ZQf
special Saturday sale in the juvenile section, 1st floor w'v
TVTnm TTfcT Boys' Fall Suits, in latest styles and
Iff ftftv I I V colorings Boys' Overcoats and Rain-
M U O M 1.1 coats Boys' Shirts and Blouses, and a
complete line of new Fall Hats, gee this line before you buy.
Pony" Stockings 25c
For Boys ana utrisuouoie ranees
Wayne Knit "Pony" Stockings for boys and girls; absolutely
the best wearing hose on the market, regardless of price.
Made in fine or medium weight, of best lisle thread, full
seamless, with 6-inch double spliced knee and 4-thread double
heel and toe. Guaranteed fast color. Once tried, al- Q T
ways used, is sure to be the case. The pair, at only -'-'
... Fine ribbed, dressy, weight suit-
Watine Htllt able for boys and girls. Mothers,
why worry about your children s
. i MJ n - hose when you can buy these
Gliaranteea tlOSe stockings? Warranted to give sat-
" lsfactory wear or new pair in ex
change. A trial box will convince funrp piine pQjj 0 QQ
you. We have them In all sizes at limn. nmw i vuww
65c Rubber Cushion Hair Brushes, at 39
25c Hand Brushes, solid back, only 15
15c Bristle Tooth Brushes, special, ea., 8&
25c French. Bristle Tooth Brushes, at 18
10c Assorted Toilet Soaps, bar, only 2Vfe
35c Ve-o-hay Toilet Soaps, bar, only 15
"Sapo de Castillio" Toilet Soaps, at 25
5c Life Buov, the health soap, for only 3
Glycerine, Witch Hazel Soap, 3 for 10
25c Whisk Brooms, special for only 19
50c Whisk Brooms, special for only 39
50c Sempre Giovine, special for only 39
50c Pebeco Tooth Paste, special, only 39
20c Kolynos Tooth Paste, now at 3 for 50
50c Creme or Cerat Elcaya, for only 39J
15c Peroxide of Hydrogen, special for 8
Squibbs Talcum Powder, special, only 19
15c Talcum Powder, special price, can, 10
50c Graves' Tooth Powder, special at 25
50c Sal Hepatica, special price, only 39
35c Dickinson's Witch Hazel, at only 21
Anheuser Busch Malt Nutrine, at only 19
25c Spirits of Camphor, special, only 19
10c Household Ammonia, for this sale, 7
50c Honey and Almond Cream, only 40
All Rubberized Bathing Caps, one-third off
Rubber-lined Cases and Aprons at Vi off
Fairy or Ivory Soap, regular 5c grade at 30
Only 6 bars to a customer, and deliveries
made only with other goods from the drug
department. Don't fail to take advantage.
All Pure Linen Plain or Fancy
On the first floor, for today, women's fine
Linen Handkerchiefs some slightly soiled or
mussed from display in plain hemstitched
styles or hand-embroidered; also dainty lace
edges with embroidered corners. T O J l.y
Vnnr olinioo f at- this snip nnl V I G
$1 Silk Hose 79c
Morrison St. Entrance, 1st Floor, S. W.
Again today we place on sale women's fine Silk Hose
the famous "900" make. Come in all leading colors, with
deep garter top, lisle soles and high spliced heels. A splendid
wearing hose and worth every cent of the regular price. $1.00
a pair. 1000 pairs in this special lot for today's
selling. Don't fail to see these. Special price, pair
Women's Fall Suits
Distinctive Styles in a Wide Range
of Newest Fabrics for Fall Wear
Jackets in 32 and 34-inch lengths, with fancy backs; lined with the ever
popular Skinner satin or high-grade messaline silk. Skirts coine in a
number of new styles, including the side plaits and panel effects. Ma
terials are men's wear serges, cheviots, diagonals, tweeds, homespuns and
fancy mixtures, in blues, browns, grays, etc.; strictly tailored
models or the more dressy ones. The prices range from $lo up toV''
$35 Silk Coats for $12.85
Strictly High Grade-On Sale Today
In the women's wear section, on the second floor, for today, an extra
special offering of beautiful long Silk Coats at less than half price. Late
models in taffeta, cloth-of-gold and double-faced satins; loose or tm
fitting styles; some with large sailor collar; values up CTP-flh
to $35 ; good range of styles, nearly all sizes ; choice at V
W fim mm"
"Merode" Union Suits at $1.25
"Merode" Union Suits for women in the new Fall weight, in cotton;
,. i i -i ..i-i. lonn-fVi. liicrli npiA- half slceva. ankle
mgll necK, long ml-cc, ..b, D- - ' ,
length; also low neck, sleeveless, knee or ankle length C7 25
"Merode," the hand-finished underwear. The suit, at f
FINE RIBBED VESTS AT 19c
Women's fine ribbed sleeveless
Vests, very elastic; several dain
ty styles in plain or fancy yokes;
well finished and good fitting.
Offered extra special for t
Saturday at low price of J-
'ONYX" HOSE AT 50c PAIR
"Onyx" double silk Lisle Hose
with lavender tops, reinforced
soles and toes and high spliced
heels; 4-inch double garter tops.
Excellent wearing hose; EZfkg
all sizes, special, the pair-'-''
$4 Shoes $1.69
Basement "Underprice" Store
Women's high Shoes in the latest styles and
all popular leathers; come in black and tan.
An endless assortment from which to make a
selection. These are high grade. Values to
$4.50, on sale for today in the C 7 fjQ
Kocomont stnre at onlv. the oair r'
On Sale Today Only Our Own Importation
50c Uncolored Japan Tea, the pound, only 35 II Mackerel, extra choice, offered at two for 25
Boiled Ham, sugar-cured, the pound, only 35 Stuffed Olives, today, 3 bottles for 7 f
Women's 50c Hosiery 12lhc
Basement "Underprice" Store Great Saturday Special
A most extraordinary clean-up sale of women's Hose in plain and fancy white, tan, red, blue green
and black embroidered and lace effects. Regular values up to ouc a pair, oaiuru, pu, x-2V
Child's 35c Hose 17c
In the Basement Store
In the basement "underprice store" for today,
a sale of children's fine ribbed Cotton Hose with
double heel and toe; good, strong, serviceable
school Hose; come in black and tans. t ff
Best 25c and 35c values, the pair, at -
Women's 35c Hose, now priced at, a pair, 15J
Child's 20c Hose 9c
In the Basement Store
In the basement "underprice store" for rodaf,
a clean-up of boys' and girls' School Hose
odd lines that sold up to 20c a pair. Extra good
values in this lot. Double heel and toe. Qr
On sale at the extra special price, a pair -''
Women's and misses' 35c Hose, a pair, 23
Saturday Sale of
now at only $ 13.95
now at only SMO.U
now at only $18.90
now at only $22.05
now at only 8528.80
now at only $31.95
$1.50 Silver Bon Bon Dishes, each, $1.15
$2.25 Silver Bread Trays, at only $1.59
$2.75 Silver Bread Trays, for only $2.05
$3.00 Silver Fern Dishes, at only $2.19
$7.50 Silver Nut Bowls, now only $4.40
$6.25 Silver Nut Bowls, now only $4.35
$3.00 Carving Sets, special for only $1.70
$5.75 Carving Sets, special for only $3.98
$7.00 Carving Sets, special for only $4.75
$9.00 Carving Sets, special for only $6.50
35c Aluminum Sauce Pans, special at 29
50c Aluminum Sauce Pans, special at 39
60c Aluminum Sauce Pans, special at 49
$1 .45 Sauce Pans $1.15
Consisting of one 1-quart size, one lV-j-qt.
size and one 2-qt. size. Set of 3, $1.15